Our 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest: Great Grills of Fire (George Yatchisin)

ON THE COVER: Photo by Turner & Fitch Photography.


They loved them in Ljubljana. ArtBark's production in Slovenia of Alma.Sama won such acclaim that the theater company was invited to the neighboring Festival Velenje and back to the Cankarjev Dom next year. The 65-minute work was created in Santa Barbara in part and involved the use of newspapers, happily including The Santa Barbara Independent among them. "Several audience members commented on how much they liked the title of the paper," Misa Kelly (second from left), wrote to tell us. Here, she's with Cecily Stewart (left), Trina Mannino, and Mojca Majcen.

In Print

Israeli Caterer Brings Feel-Good Food to Jewish Fest

Try Shoham Yaniv’s Middle Eastern Food on May 3 in Oak Park

Try Shoham Yaniv’s Middle Eastern food on May 3 in Santa Barbara’s Oak Park. Read story.

Michael Pollan in Conversation

Best-Selling Author Comes to the Granada Theatre

The author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma will engage in conversation with Sansum Clinic’s Dr. Kurt Ransohoff and Dr. Fred Kass. Read story.

Jazz Master Charles Lloyd

An Interview with the Music Great Charles Lloyd

The Master Charles Lloyd Releases his new album, plays the Lobero in Santa Barbara, and receives a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award at Lincoln Center. Read story.

Vaping on the Rise

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among Students

E-cigarette use triples among students. Read story.

When Good Dogs Do Bad Things

Coast Guard Attack on Yacht Club, Ferguson, Aebleskivers and the County Jail

Coast Guard attack on Yacht Club, Ferguson, aebleskivers, and the County Jail. Read story.

Explore Ecology Runs Country’s Biggest School Garden Program

Santa Barbara Nonprofit Hosts Fundraiser This Saturday to Support 35 Gardens Across County

Santa Barbara nonprofit hosts fundraiser this Saturday to support 35 gardens across county. Read story.

Omar Velasco Comes Home

Goleta Singer/Songwriter Returns Home for a Show at SOhO

Goleta singer/songwriter and his band return home for a show at SOhO Read story.

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! and Las Cafeteras

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!’s Community Building Via Free Music

Las Cafeteras’ socially conscious blend of soul-stirring, Afro-Mexican folk-rock lifts you up while making sure you are getting down. Read story.

Get Hooked on Cachuma Lake’s Fish Derby

20th Annual Neal Taylor Nature Center Fish Derby Goes Down April 18 and 19

The 20th Annual Neal Taylor Nature Center Fish Derby goes down April 18-19. Read story.

Rescuing Sea Lion Pups

Climate Change Hits Sea Lions in the Santa Barbara Channel

Sea Lion Pups Starving from Shifting Climate Conditions in the Santa Barbara Channel Read story.

Early Birds and Mad Dogs

Poodle Ties Record Setting Drought with Record Antipsychotic Sales

Poodle ties record setting drought with record antipsychotic sales. Read story.

The South Coast: A Tale of Two Workforces

Grim Facts Revealed About Housing/Jobs Imbalance

Grim facts are revealed about the housing/jobs imbalance. Read story.

Eat Crickets, Save World

UCSB Bren School Students’ ‘Slightly Nutty’ Project Makes Insect Cuisine More Sustainable

UCSB Bren School students’ ‘Slightly Nutty’ project makes insect cuisine more sustainable. Read story.

Lord Huron Cometh

L.A.’s Favorite Evocative Folkies Headline the Lobero

Just days after releasing its sophomore album, the Los Angeles band heads to Santa Barbara for a show at the Lobero. Read story.

Yvon Chouinard’s Patagonia Provisions

Tsampa Soup Rounds Out New Sustainable Food Offerings from Clothing Company

Tsampa soup rounds out new sustainable food offerings from clothing company. Read story.

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