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The Santa Barbara Questionnaire

As head of the film festival for the past decade, Roger Durling encounters many of Santa Barbara's familiar faces every day. In this series of short, insightful interviews, which will run on Independent.com every Monday morning, he introduces us to some of the more interesting people who live and/or work in our fair town, showing off the personal side of newsmakers, politicians, artists, and many other proud Santa Barbarians.

The S.B. Questionnaire: Cathy Murillo

Talking career and life with the journalist-turned-city councilmember. Read story.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Frank Goss

Chatting with the contemplative owner of the Sullivan-Goss Gallery. Read story.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: John Downey

Inside the culinary mind of Santa Barbara’s longtime chef. Read story.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Phyllis de Picciotto

Talking vision and visuals with the filmmaker and founder of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Read story.

Monday, April 6, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Eddie Ellner

Roger Durling picks the brain of Santa Barbara’s beloved yoga instructor and studio proprietor. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ken Oplinger

Chatting with the head of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce. Read story.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Joanne Funari

Laughs and life with the EVP and COO of The Bank of Santa Barbara. Read story.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Tyson Torres

Attending to details with El Encanto’s director of restaurants. Read story.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Maggie Campbell

Chatting Wild West and civic passion with Downtown Santa Barbara’s executive director. Read story.

Monday, March 2, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Salud Carbajal

The responsive Santa Barbara County Supervisor responds to our Proust questionnaire. Read story.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Rick Schloss

Brushstroke by brushstroke with the masterful and smiling landscape painter. Read story.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Brent Anderson

In sync with the financial planner and barbershop quartet singer. Read story.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Norman Lowe

Chatting with longtime SBIFF Museum of Art volunteer and mechanical technician. Read story.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Dianne Vapnek

In step with the visionary leader of DANCEWorks Santa Barbara. Read story.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Julie Steele

Staying cool, calm, and collected with the Santa Barbara Club’s events guru. Read story.

Monday, January 19, 2015
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