The Palm: The Life and Legacy of John Palminteri (Ethan Stewart)

ON THE COVER: John Palminteri (also pictured above). Photos by Paul Wellman.


The always-cutting-edge women of The Santa Barbara Independent family took it up a notch when a bunch decided to attend the KUT program at the Martial Arts Family Fitness studios. Pictured from left, Rachel Gantz, Michelle Drown, Terry Ortega, Marianne Kuga, Sarah Sinclair, and Brandi Rivera endured together the muscle aches from resistance training, kickboxing their way to tighter, lighter, healthier awesomeness. So does Kickboxers Ultimate Training work? "You get results!" says Ortega.

In Print

DamNation Comes Home

Award-Winning Environmental Documentary Heads to the Lobero Theatre

The award-winning environmental documentary, produced by Patagonia head Yvon Chouinard and UCSB grad Matt Stoecker, premieres May 21. Read story.

The Mission Archive-Library

Take a Look at California History

Free event on May 22 hopes to raise support for Edwin Deakin paintings and library at large. Read story.

Bikes Belong in Santa Barbara

The Tour Is Ephemeral, but the Bicycle Endures

The Amgen Tour of California is here for a day, but our love of cycling won't leave. Read story.

What Hath Dog Wrought?

Women Priests Crashing Pope Francis’s Party

Women priests are crashing Pope Francis’s party. Read story.

'Mr. X' Casts Large Shadow in Gang Injunction Trial

Growing Involvement of Mexican Mafia Alleged

Growing involvement of Mexican Mafia alleged. Read story.

Bill Frisell Re-channels Lennon at the Lobero

Jazz Guitarist Talks the Beatles, Charles Llloyd

The jazz guitarist reimagines the Beatles on Friday, May 16. Read story.

Keb’ Mo’s National Blues

Delta Blues Innovator Heads to the Lobero Theatre

Kevin Moore talks the future of blues. He plays the Lobero Theatre on May 13. Read story.

Montanan Hunts S.B. $$$

Signs Posted in Hope Ranch Without Permit Lead to Congressional WannabeRyan Zinke posted signs for a fundraiser in Hope Ranch, but he's running for Congress in Montana.

Ryan Zinke posted signs for a fundraiser in Hope Ranch, but he's running for Congress in Montana. Read story.

Star Athletes: Stamatia Scarvelis and Shane Hauschild

Two High School Champions Who Set Records in Track-and-Field and Water Polo and Volleyball

Stamatia Scarvelis and Shane Hauschild have secured their legacy as two of the best athletes to come out of Santa Barbara and Goleta. Read story.

Inside the Race for Sheriff of Santa Barbara County

Sandra Brown Challenges Bill Brown for Top Cop

Sandra Brown is challenging incumbent Bill Brown to be the top cop around. Read story.

Six Days of Living Clean

Experiencing Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara's Gentle Cleanse

Experiencing Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara' s “six-day gentle cleanse.” Read story.

Mad Caddies Return with Their First New Album in Seven Years

S.Y.V. Ska Punkers Go Back to the Source for Dirty Rice

Following a botched recording session, the band returned home to Santa Ynez — and back to their original practice space — to make Dirty Rice. Read story.

Tour Diary: Beware of Darkness

S.B. Rockers Look Back on a Year on the Road

Frontman Kyle Nicolaides offers up some of his favorite pics from a year on the road. The band plays SOhO on May 1. Read story.

Heavenly Haden Harmony

The Haden Triplets Take Part in Arts &Lecture’s Americana Music Jam

The Haden Triplets are just one part of Arts & Lecture’s Americana Music Jam on Saturday, May 3. Read story.

Run for the Wall

Vets Roll to D.C. Memorial; Gang Injunction's Dwindling Defendants

On May 12, LeRoy “Snuffy” Robles plans to Run for the Wall on his Harley; gang injunction defendants dwindle to 11. Read story.

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