Toasting the Food Hall Fad: Marge Cafarelli’s Public Market Is Just One of Four Culinary Collectives Serving S.B. (Matt Kettmann, with Mitchell Kriegman and George Yatchisin)

ON THE COVER: Marge Cafarelli. Photo by Paul Wellman

The Wild(fire) One

When Ray Ford writes about wildfire in Santa Barbara's backcountry, the landmarks he refers to don't come off a map. No matter how distant or hard to get to, they come out of his memory of hiking through, around, or over mountains, peaks, ridges, canyons, pools, and watercourses over the decades. Far from being as relaxed as he seems, after this photo was taken, Ray climbed back into his truck to gather more for his first-hand reports and photographs of the Rey Fire, all posted at independe.... For any who wonder about typos, we can confirm that the fire was not meant to be named after Ray Ford.

In Print

From FBI Boss to Death Penalty Foe

Tom Parker's Quest to Free a Convicted Murderer

Tom Parker's quest to free a convicted murderer. Read story.

SBIFF Wave Festival Brings French Films

For This Year’s Second Mini-Fest, France is Represented

For this year’s second mini-fest, France is represented. Read story.

Dead Dogs of the World Unite

Poodle’s Fear-Based Vote Against the Scary Clown

Poodle will vote for the candidate who’s not a scary clown. Read story.

The S.B. Bowl Now

Six Months Into the Goldenvoice Partnership

What’s happening six months into the Goldenvoice partnership. Read story.

America’s Top Teen Tennis Phenom

Santa Barbara’s 16-Year-Old Kayla Day Is Ranked Number One; Plus Olympics and Semana Nautica

Santa Barbara’s 16-Year-Old Kayla Day is ranked number one; plus Olympics and Semana Nautica. Read story.

Color Me Badd Part of I Love the ’90s Tour

Mark Calderon Talks Then and Now

Bandmember Mark Calderon talks about the rise of the group and what they are doing now. Read story.

Hedge Fund Manager Under Investigation Commits Suicide

Paul Welterlen was Facing Likely Charges of Grand Theft, Securities Fraud, and Money Laundering

Paul Welterlen was facing likely charges of grand theft, securities fraud, and money laundering. Read story.

Our 7th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest

Culinary Chaos Ensues During Winners’ Showcase at The Brewhouse

Culinary chaos ensues during showcase at The Brewhouse; Neighbor Tim wins people’s choice. Read story.

Welcome to Breakfast

New Caffeine and Culture Emporium Opens on Chapala Street

A new caffeine and culture emporium opens on Chapala Street. Read story.

Farhana Sahibzada Teaches Indian Cooking

Chef and Cookbook Author Brings South Asian Spice to SBCC This Summer

The cookbook author brings South Asian spice to SBCC’s Center for Lifelong Learning this summer. Read story.

Solstice Welcomes Two New Faces

Robin Elander and Robby Robbins Head Up Beloved Parade

Robin Elander and Robby Robbins head up the beloved parade. Read story.

Solstice and Other Summer Fun

The Best Happenings to Get You Through the Hot Months

Find the best happenings to get you through the hot months. Read story.

Raising Canine

The Latest on the Henry Han Murder Case

The latest on the Henry Han murder case. Read story.

Live Oak Fest Grows Americana Roots with James McMurtry and Sarah Jarosz

Texas Singer/Songwriters Reflect on State of the Union and the Self

Texas singer/songwriters reflect on the state of the union and the self. Read story.

The Waterline Drops into the Funk Zone

The Nook Restaurant and Lama Dog Bottle Shop Are First to Open in Food, Drink, and Arts Complex

The Nook restaurant and Lama Dog Bottle Shop are first to open in food, drink, and arts complex. Read story.

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