More than Mariachi: Santa Barbara’s Vibrant Latino Music Scene (Mitchell Kriegman)

ON THE COVER: Ernesto Martinez dances with Elisia Ramirez at La Rumba Bar and Grill . Photo by Paul Wellman.

For News Junkies Only

If you've enjoyed them in print, you can see them on TV Santa Barbara Channel 17 online and on cable all weekend. The Santa Barbara Independent's (from left) Lyz Hoffman, Jerry Roberts, Kelsey Brugger, and Nick Welsh met on Robert's City Desk show ( where news, rumor, and conjecture about the Board of Supervisors' approval of the Miramar, the race for Lois Capps's congressional seat, and the fate of baby sea lions were tossed around as only a team of journalists can.

In Print

Lamentations of a Dog Denied

Water Wars III: Law & Order vs. Goleta Water District

Water Wars III: Law & Order vs. Goleta Water District Read story.

Tensions Roiling over Milpas Plan

Cops Called During Protest Against Business Improvement District

Cops called during protest against business improvement district. Read story.

Getting the Scoop on Mattole Valley Naturals

Santa Barbara-Based Natural Foods Company Sprinkles Super Healthy Powders Into Your Lifestyle

Santa Barbara-based natural foods company sprinkles super healthy powders into your lifestyle. Read story.

Modest Confessions of Barefoot Contessa

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Ina Garten

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Ina Garten on Feburary 19 at the Granada Theatre. Read story.

Sings Like Hell: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Sings Like Hell: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Singer/songwriter couple perform on Valentine's Day at the Lobero. Read story.

Italian Renaissance Comes to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Displays Major Works from the Renaissance and Beyond

Botticelli, Titian, and Bellini are among the masters represented in this important exhibition of Italian art from the Glasgow Museums collection. Read story.

To Err Is Human, 2 4-Give K-9

Poodle Conflates Brian Williams and Ronald Reagan While Eating Crow

Poodle conflates Brian Williams and Ronald Reagan while eating crow. Read story.

Herd Immunity or Insanity?

Santa Barbara Anti-Vaxxers Tip the Scale

Santa Barbara anti-vaxxers tip the scale. Read story.

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Rising Star of Jazz Coming to UCSB’s Campbell Hall

Rising Star of Jazz Coming to UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

Growing Up Avett Brothers

Bassist Bob Crawford on New Albums, Old Friends, and Bright Futures

Bassist Bob Crawford talks a new album and new outlooks in anticipation of the band’s February 10 show in S.B. Read story.

Cloud 10 Jump Club

The Trampoline Venue Offers Bouncy Fun

The trampoline venue offers bouncy fun for the whole family. Read story.

Food Security Challenge Kicks Off

Foodbank of S.B.’s Erik Talkin Will Live on Food Stamps for a Month

Foodbank of S.B.’s Erik Talkin will live on food stamps for a month — again. Read story.

SBIFF 2015 Mid-fest Report

Super Cinema, Stars We’ve Seen, Steve Carell, and More

Super cinema, stars we’ve seen, Steve Carell, and more. Read story.

Praying to a Porcelain Dog

Everything You Wanted to Know About District Elections but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything you wanted to know about district elections but were afraid to ask… Read story.

Desal Time Travel

City Plant Gets Green Light from State Water Board

City plant gets green light from state water board. Read story.

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