Capturing Courage and Rage: Photographer Nell Campbell Gives Visual Voice to Protest (Nick Welsh)

ON THE COVER: Anti-Vietnam rally in Alameda Park,May 8, 1970. Photo by Nell Campbell (pictured above).

When the Dude's in Rome

Dennis Loyst is a cartographer by career, but the Santa Barbara resident also cofounded Surf Brewery, one of the best ale-makers anywhere (even if it is in Ventura!). "I am in assignment for you in Italy — haven't run into a bad bottle of wine yet," he reported from Rome, which he toured before heading to Naples and Pompeii. "As they say, 'When in Rome, do what the Santa Barbarians do.' Read The Independent!" Check out his other gems of wisdom at

In Print

Food Hall Frenzy

Inside Santa Barbara’s Spin on the International Trend of Shared Food & Drink Developments

Inside Santa Barbara’s spin on the international trend of shared food & drink developments. Read story.

Step Into Château Choló

Gustavo Uribe and Isaac Welsh Launch Hip-Hop Production Platform with Beats for Sale

Gustavo Uribe and Isaac Welsh launch their hip-hop production platform with beats for sale. Read story.

Build, Baby, Build?

Santa Barbara's City Council Says 'Not Now' to Development Impact Fees

Santa Barbara's City Council says 'not now' to development impact fees. Read story.

Rey Fire Wrap-Up

Officials Struggle to Protect the Critical Santa Ynez Watershed

Officials are struggling to protect the critical Santa Ynez watershed. Read story.

‘The Get Down’ Explores the Rise of Hip-Hop

Baz Luhrmann Brings His Vision to the Small Screen

Baz Luhrmann brings his musical vision to the small screen. Read story.

Saltura Makes Modern Beachwear for Men

David Malina and Addison Proctor Develop New Santa Barbara-Based Clothing Brand

David Malina and Addison Proctor develop new Santa Barbara-based clothing brand. Read story.

Voices of Where

Two Electronic Music Releases from Richie DeMaria

Two electronic music releases from Richie DeMaria Read story.

After-School Activities Guide 2016

The Santa Barbara Independent’s complete guide to After-School Activities in 2016

Check out the extensive range of activities your kids can participate in after school, including sports, arts, and education. Read story.

S.B. Soccer Club Wins National Championship

Coach Rudy Ybarra Leads U-18 Team; Plus Water Polo and Track Updates from Rio

Coach Rudy Ybarra leads U-18 team; plus water polo and track updates from Rio. Read story.

Man Bites Dog

Sanity Strikes: Private Well in Montecito Struck Down by Coastal Commission

Sanity strikes: Private well in Montecito struck down by Coastal Commission. Read story.

Brooks Institute Announces Closure

Fabled Photography School will Shut Its Doors October 31

The fabled photography school will shut its doors October 31. Read story.

10 West Gallery

A New Approach to Showing Art on Anapamu

A new approach to showing art on Anapamu Read story.

Improving the World with Soccer and Love

Dunn School Graduate Kelsey Sullivan, 28, Sponsors 14 Boys from Sierra Leone

Dunn School graduate Kelsey Sullivan, 28, adopts 14 boys from Sierra Leone. Read story.

Boy George and Culture Club Play the Arlington Theatre

Gender-Bending ‘80s Icon Still Going Strong

The gender-bending ‘80s icon is still going strong. Read story.

Un-Chained; Un-Collared

Man Bites Dog; Dog Bites Back

Man bites dog; dog bites back. Read story.

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