Roll Away

The Indy teamed up with Velo Pro Cyclery in September to roll out our first-ever Back-to-School Bike Giveaway. Read story.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Quiet Life

Brandi Webber's prior career as a cartographer is only the first surprising fact about this Indy sales rep. Read story.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mixology Mini-Magazine

This week, Matt Kettmann ditches his wine glass and picks up a lowball to explore Santa Barbara's growing craft bartending scene. Read story.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Did He Inhale?

With the topic of this week's cover story diving into Proposition 64 and the potential legalization of recreational pot, we had to ask the writer the question. Read story.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Danish Modern

One of Helene Laine's most useful possessions is her Public bicycle, which she rides for daily exercise and transportation to her advertising design desk at The Indy. Read story.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Doing Good

Gail Arnold writes our Society Matters column in the real estate section and online. Read story.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Wild(fire) One

When Ray Ford writes about wildfire in Santa Barbara's backcountry, the landmarks he refers to don't come off a map. Read story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

At Your Service

We didn't know that Héctor Sánchez Castañeda worked for an escort service when we took him on as a news intern; it was more his writing style that appealed to us. Read story.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's a Wonderful Life

Some kids have all the luck. Chloë Bee Ciccati, whose father, Ben Ciccati, designed the cover of The Indy's Santa Barbara City College Promise story she's holding, has been immersed in a family that surrounds her with stimulating projects, free borrowing privileges of the art materials on hand, inspiring brains aboil nearby from the talented scribbling going on, and lots of unfettered, seriously amusing quips and conversation. Read story.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Who said millennials are lazy? Read story.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


If nothing else, you've got to give political candidates some credit for consistently raising the profile of words we might otherwise take for granted, in this case "Yuuuuuge!" as field trippin' Indy staffers said of the printing press they visited last week. Read story.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

For the Best of All

An election should be a deliberate and considered proposal, undertaken with serious and thoughtful intent. Read story.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Taco Town' Takes the Prize

The delicious design of last July's "Taco Town" cover story, in which Ethan Stewart (right, with daughter Sawyer) ate his way across town, sampling his favorite food, won our graphics team — photographers Paul Wellman (left), Caitlin Fitch, and design chief Ben Ciccati — first place for Editorial Layout at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia conference in Austin last week Read story.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

We've Moved!

And it's mostly thanks to Lucio Hernandez that we made it all in one piece, tempers and computers intact. Read story.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Gettin' Graphic

In addition to this week’s cover story, writer/cartoonist Michael Aushenker is the author of the children’s book Get That Goat! Read story.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
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