Isla Vista–Born Company Imports South American Products
The Isla Vista–born company imports South American products. Read story.
The Santa Barbara Independent’s Best Bets for Art, Dance, Theater, and Live Music
Our seasonal preview outlines your best bets for this season’s arts, dance, theater, and live-music offerings. Read story.
¡Viva el Arte! Brings Grammy Nominees into the Classroom
Los Angeles’ La Santa Cecilia is crossing genres, blurring culture lines, and bringing music back into the classroom. Read story.
Should California Split Six Ways?
If California gets split into six, would Santa Barbara join Los Angeles? Read story.
UCSB Professor Peter Alagona's Book Examines Four Decades of the Endangered Species Act
UCSB Professor Peter Alagona's book examines four decades of the Endangered Species Act. Read story.
National Geographic Photog Chronicles Rare Critters
National Geographic Photog Joel Sartore comes to S.B. to talk endangered species and his adventures in the wild. Read story.
The Iconic Rocker on Punk, Performance, and Filmmaking
The iconic rock ’n’ roller returns to the Biko Co-op Garage with Chain & The Gang on January 8. Read story.
Examining Inclusivity at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
A collection of Los Angeles designers come together for this group show at MCASB. Read story.
Santa Barbara Family Realizes Historic Dream of Growing Wine Grapes on Catalina
A Santa Barbara family realizes their dream of growing grapes — including historic zinfandel from Santa Cruz Island — on Catalina. Read story.
Saying So Long to Andy Granatelli, Louise Boucher, and Harold Simmons
...and Happy New Year Read story.
State Rep Puts Kibosh on Left-Hand Ramps
State rep puts kibosh on left-hand ramps. Read story.
High School Basketball and Other Sporty Bits for the New Year
High school basketball, soccer, the America’s Cup, and other sporty bits for the new year. Read story.
The Santa Barbara Independent's Annual Collection of Super Shots
The Santa Barbara Independent presents our annual collection of super shots. Read story.
Santa Barbara’s Resident Road Warriors Deck the Halls at SOhO
Prepare to get your holiday party on this Saturday, December 21. Read story.
A Year in My Life of Living Dangerously
Last July, unbeknownst to me, I was bleeding internally at a rather rapid rate thanks to a baseball-sized cancerous tumor growing deep in my gut. Read story.