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All Hail La Santa Cecilia

Los Angeles’ La Santa Cecilia is crossing genres, blurring culture lines, and bringing music back into the classroom. Read story.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

California's Island Winery, Reborn

A Santa Barbara family realizes their dream of growing grapes — including historic zinfandel from Santa Cruz Island — on Catalina. Read story.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Year in Pictures 2013

The Santa Barbara Independent presents our annual collection of super shots. Read story.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Life: Paddling Through the Storm

Last July, unbeknownst to me, I was bleeding internally at a rather rapid rate thanks to a baseball-sized cancerous tumor growing deep in my gut. Read story.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Murals in Santa Barbara

For decades, public murals have spoken out about the society that surrounds them. Read story.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

'Tis the Season 2013

Check out S.B. complete guide to holiday splendor and merrymaking. Read story.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Local Heroes 2013

The Santa Barbara Independent's 28th annual celebration of outstanding community members. Read story.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Survey of Santa Barbara Schools

Santa Barbara offers a remarkably wide range of choices for parents and children of every age and interest. Read story.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Cruise Ship Question

Is there anything bad about boosting visits to Santa Barbara? Read story.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Curtain Rises on the New Vic

The 92-year-old building at the corner of Victoria and Chapala has gotten a massive makeover. Read story.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wayne Coyne Is Still Busy After All These Years

Rock ’n’ roll’s beloved psychedelic weirdos close out the S.B. Bowl season on Friday, November 1. Read story.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Getting to Four

This year's race for S.B. City Council is a contest between the council's rival camps to secure a solid four-vote majority for the next two years. Read story.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Best Of Santa Barbara® 2013

Presented for your approval, just past that signpost up ahead, your next stop: the Three-D Indy Best Of Zone. Read story.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The 2013 Santa Barbara Band Guide

From hip-hop to thrash rock, we get up close and personal with S.B.’s best and brightest new music makers. Read story.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Empty Mansion Fills With Promise

Thanks to the late Huguette Clark, Santa Barbara has a new arts foundation, and it comes with a house. Read story.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
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