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Foodie Awards 2018

The ‘Santa Barbara Independent’ presents its ninth annual ode to eating out. Read story.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Santa Barbara Racers Chase Land Speed Records

Glory and defeat are all part of the game. Read story.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The My Lai Massacre’s Santa Barbara Connection

David Obst helps get Seymour Hersh’s explosive story to the people. Read story.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Life and Work of Seymour Hersh

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist pens memoir. Read story.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Little Free Libraries Thrive in Santa Barbara

Neighborhood book exchange fosters reading and community. Read story.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Read All About It

It’s all about the printed page — from Little Free Libraries to an Indy staff reading lists to interviews with area literary luminaries. Read story.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

‘Indy’ Staff’s Reading Picks

The books we love — from mystery to romance to history. Read story.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Land of the Talking Dead

Santa Barbara Spiritualism then and now Read story.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

After-School Activities Guide 2018

Find just the right activities for kids ages 2-19 to participate in when class ends, including dance, arts, education, social groups, sports, and more. Read story.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Top 10 Tips for Fixing State Street

Experts from across the country offer advice on improving Santa Barbara's main drag. Read story.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Viva la Old Spanish Days Fiesta 2018

Use S.B.’s complete guide to this year’s Fiesta celebration to make your plans, from parades and performances to food, music, and more. Read story.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Santa Barbara’s Fiesta Horse Parade

El Desfile Histórico is Santa Barbara’s Fiesta celebration of the horse and one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., August 1, 2018
Updated 9:34 a.m., August 3, 2018

The Fight for State Street

Our report on why Santa Barbara's main drag Is suffering and suggestions on how to fix it. Read story.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Active Aging in 2018

A guide to making your golden years shine in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Unwrapping the Bean-to-Bar Boom

Twenty-Four Blackbirds, Chocolate Maya, and Santa Barbara’s place in America’s craft chocolate revolution. Read story.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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