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Who Is Peter Adam?

Chair of the Board of Supervisors Is Often the Odd Man Out Read story.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Fine Art of Contemporary Tattooing

From anchors on forearms to colorful tapestries on skin, tattooing has moved into the mainstream. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

UCSB Unveils Its Library of the Future

Open space and collaboration replace cramped stacks and solo study. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Gems of UCSB’s Special Research Collections

We peek inside the vaults to find tomes by Dante to Steinbeck. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

UCSB’s Cylinder Audio Archive Offers a Listen into the Past

Digital downloads of wax recordings reveal early-20th-century audio entertainment. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Community Arts Workshop Gets Gates

Artist David Shelton creates elaborate iron entrances for the new CAW. Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Year in Pictures 2015

The Santa Barbara Independent presents its annual photographic extravaganza. Read story.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Letter of Hope from Paris

Awash in the crosscurrents of climate change and terrorism in the City of Light. Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Great Vacation-Rental Debate

Tensions increase over Santa Barbara’s Accommodations for short-term stays. Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tales of Redemption from S.B. Animal Shelters

Read on for a handful of happy-ending tales from Santa Barbara shelters. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Made in Santa Barbara Gift Guide

Here are some handmade shopping ideas for the holiday season. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

'Tis the Season

Check out S.B.’s most complete guide to all the happenings this holiday season. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., December 3, 2015
Updated 12:32 p.m., December 7, 2015

Local Heroes 2015

The Independent’s annual issue honoring some of the finest folks in S.B. Read story.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ross Macdonald at 100

The rediscovery of Santa Barbara’s greatest writer. Read story.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Getting Schooled in Santa Barbara

The Independent explores the many paths to an education in S.B. County. Read story.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
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