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Local Heroes 2014

The Santa Barbara Independent's annual celebration of good people. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Local Heroes 2013

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2012

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2012 Read story.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Local Heroes 2012

The folks selected each year as the Independent’s Local Heroes may not be demigods, but they definitely fit the description of hero. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2011

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2011 Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Local Heroes 2011

Here is The Santa Barbara Independent's 26th annual ode to our region's most charitable and kindhearted souls. Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2010

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2010 Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Local Heroes 2010

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles,” said actor/activist Christopher Reeve. Reeve—a hero onscreen and in life—could have been speaking about any one of the 18 folks who were selected as this year's Local Heroes. Read story.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Independent's Local Heroes

It's an unhappy land that is in need of heroes, to paraphrase writer Bertolt Brecht. Fortunately, Santa Barbara does not have that problem. Read story.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2008

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2008 Read story.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Local Heroes 2008

On Thanksgiving Day in 1986, we published our first issue of The Santa Barbara Independent. It was also our first honor roll of Local Heroes, with stories of men and women who truly deserved our thanks for making Santa Barbara such an amazing place to live. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Local Heroes 2007

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and with this 22nd annual Local Heroes issue, The Santa Barbara Independent tries to recognize them all. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2007

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2007 Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Local Heroes 2006

They're surrounding us, and we don't even know it. People from all walks of life, doing special deeds to help their fellow human. These are heroes of the highest order, individuals and groups who dedicate their time, money, and skills to helping the less fortunate, empowering the powerless, and teaching the students who require it most. These are Santa Barbara's Local Heroes, a breed that we at The Independent honor every year with this annual issue.So here we go again. We give to you 23 individuals and groups who deserve our thanks and praise. Read on and be inspired to do your own works of good.Click Here to read the Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2006 Read story.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Local Heroes Honor Roll
1986-2005

Local Heroes Honor Roll 1986-2005, A-Z by last name. Read story.

Originally published 9:00 a.m., November 22, 2006
Updated 5:02 p.m., August 21, 2007
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