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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: 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

The S.B. Questionnaire: Alex Launspach

On art, Christopher Walken, and cursing with the co-owner of Fuzion. Read story.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Sherry Villanueva

A New Year’s chat with the marketing exec-turned-Funk Zone restaurateur. Read story.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Sheila Cushman

Talking tenacity with the leader of Santa Barbara’s new children’s museum. Read story.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Roger Kuntz

Loving volleyball and literature with the popular San Marcos High teacher and coach. Read story.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Beverlye Hyman Fead

Talking with the author and force of nature who’s taking on Stage IV cancer with grace. Read story.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ellen Easton

Talking life with Santa Barbara’s promoter of plein air artists. Read story.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Dave Lombardi

Talking downtown Santa Barbara with the owner of Distinctive Framing N Art. Read story.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Walt Branscome

Checking in with the nicest car salesman you’ll ever meet. Read story.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Valerie Banks

Talking bouquets and smiles with the coordinator of Flower Empower. Read story.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Janet Garufis

Talking grandmotherhood and marathons With the President of Montecito Bank &Trust. Read story.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Troy Hamilton

Capturing good vibes with the digital services manager at Samy’s Camera. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Bob Ficarra

Talking needles, dogs, Lakers, and more with the captain of Metro Entertainment. Read story.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Erin Taylor

Talking style and life with the owner of Summerlands’ Botanik. Read story.

Monday, October 20, 2014
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