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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: 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

The S.B. Questionnaire: Trevor Zellet

Lighting up life with the owner of Bella Vista Designs. Read story.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Maria Wilson

Brushstrokes of life with the owner of The Painted Cabernet. Read story.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Catherine Remak

Off the air but on the record with K-LITE's longtime morning gal. Read story.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Marla McNally Phillips

Going way in with the music publishing maven and supporter of the arts. Read story.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Chadillac Green

Quick hits with Chad Westmoreland, the muralist, DJ, and tattoo artist originally from Kansas City. Read story.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Maya Schoop Rutten

Talking sweet and savory with the owner of Chocolate Maya. Read story.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Carolyn Butcher

Speaking to an English lit expert who really knows how to talk. Read story.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Randy Rowse

Introspection and humor with the Paradise Café owner and Santa Barbara city councilmember. Read story.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The S.B. Questionnaire: Marge Cafarelli

Making a difference with the Santa Barbara Public Market’s developer extraordinaire. Read story.

Monday, August 18, 2014
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