Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll: Dug & Dot Sniff Out This Year’s Winners and Finalists! (Ethan Stewart)

ON THE COVER: Dug and Dot, played by Richie DeMaria and Caitlin Fitch, at Milpas Motors.

Indubitably Daug-some

The pert and perky Dug and Dot Daug didn't come into the world with those sprightly ears and soft cuddly pelts. The daug-acious headgear transforming Indy Associate Art Director Caitlin Fitch and Assistant Editor Richie DeMaria into Trixie's out-of-town relatives were stitched by Megan Illgner, who holds down the design desk along with Caitlin and Art Director Ben Ciccati. With the mighty advertising production team of Marianne Kuga, Alex Melton, and Helene Laine, they've all turned out this colossal issue in the most intensely hard-working week of the year. And they’ve done a fabulous job, too. You can find more of Megan's sewn works at sbseamstress... or visit her SBCAST studio at 513 Garden Street on 1st Thursday Art Walks!

In Print

Wishing Upon a (Dog) Star

Middle-Aged White Guys May Be Mad, but They’re Not Necessarily Crazy

Middle-aged white guys may be mad, but they’re not necessarily crazy. Read story.

Deputizing Crisis Care

Sheriff's Office Enhances Mental-Health Training

Sheriff's office enhances mental-health training. Read story.

Bringing Fiestas of Yesteryear to Life

Profant Foundation Brings Tableau Vivant Tradition to El Paseo for Finale Dinner

Profant Foundation brings tableau vivant tradition to El Paseo for Fiesta Finale dinner. Read story.

Why We Started the Fiesta Cruiser Ride

Explaining the 1979 Origins of the Annual Bicycle Trek that Finishes Fiesta

Explaining the 1979 origins of the annual bicycle trek that finishes Fiesta. Read story.

Apply Now to Attend TEDx Santa Barbara

Cofounder Mark Sylvester Discusses the Big Ideas Event Coming August 20

Cofounder Mark Sylvester discusses the big ideas event coming on August 20. Read story.

Spencer the Gardener Celebrates 10 Years at Casa Cantina

Singer/Songwriter Is Fixture of the Fiesta He Grew Up On

The S.B. singer/songwriter is a fixture of the Fiesta he grew up on. Read story.

New Chumash Chair Kenny Kahn

Kenny Kahn Talks about the Casino, Taxes, and Camp 4

Chumash Chair Kenny Kahn talks about the casino, the reservation, money, and Camp 4. Read story.

Barking in the Key of G

The White, Black, and Brown of Juvenile InJustice

The white, black, and brown of juvenile InJustice. Read story.

Lake Cachuma 11 Percent Full or 89 Percent Empty?

Desal Plant ‘Opening’ Delayed by a Couple Month

Santa Barbara desalination 'opening' delayed by a couple of months. Read story.

Archie McLaren’s Indulgent Life

Central Coast Wine Classic Founder Reflects on Black Panthers, Avila Beach Pollution, and the Munchies

Central Coast Wine Classic founder reflects on Black Panthers, Avila Beach pollution, and “a transcendent case of the munchies.” Read story.

Chef’s Corner: Puran Joshan

Cooking up Tandoori Favorites and North Indian Flavors Since 1991

This chef’s been cooking up tandoori favorites and North Indian flavors since 1991. Read story.

Blues Master Robert Cray Comes to S.B.

Grammy Award–Winning Guitarist Plays the Lobero

The Grammy Award–winning guitarist plays the Lobero July 24. Read story.

Joel Alcox Is Resurrected

Did This God-Loving Man Serve 25 Years in Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit?

Did this God-loving man serve 25 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit? Read story.

The Dog Pound

Ridiculous Rents and What to Do About Them

Ridiculous rents and what to do about them. Read story.

Meet Police Chief Lori Luhnow

She Talks Homelessness, Implicit Bias, and Training Guardians, not Warriors

She talks homelessness, implicit bias, and training guardians, not warriors. Read story.

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