Esprit de Corps

Our former intern Michael Stout (left) returned to Santa Barbara this past week when the Red Cross recognized not only his military service but also his courage in openly speaking about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Best and the Brightest

The town and gown system is alive and well. Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Armando the Award Painter

For many years, ceramicist Armando de la Rocha has been jumping off the pottery wheel on his Santa Barbara Street porch to paint our Indy Awards, which were given out to the S.B. theater world’s brightest stars this past Monday. Read story.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

It's Elementary

A year of 50 "Acts of Kindness" has Montessori Center School students rendering assistance at nonprofits near and far. Read story.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Super Intern

Last fall, UCSB senior Sydnee Fried began writing an article a week for this paper as part of her pursuit for a minor in professional writing. Read story.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Going the Distance

Much as The Santa Barbara Independent enjoys running contests, we really love winning them! Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Well Read Red

Pete Johnson gets all our thanks for helping us create the inaugural Well Read Indy Pale Ale. Read story.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sew Cool

“Catsuits, furkinis, hoods, superhero capes, flapjack onesies, fur coats with lights,” Megan Illgner rattled off. Read story.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gold and Glitz

Previewing an entirely different sort of summer camp, Barney Brantingham found himself taking a faux Renaissance art tour at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas recently. Read story.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Lots of Life

After we learned that our colleagues Brandi Rivera and Marianne Kuga were headed on vacation to the sparkling waters and pristine beaches of Fiji, our hearts expanded with love for them when they began sending photos of themselves diving in the beautiful South Pacific and enjoying drinks encrusted with pineapple. Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Reelin' in the Years

As The Santa Barbara Independent rounds the corner of our 30th year, the folks at LoaTree and the Community Environmental Council took to the dance floor at SOhO and threw a lively birthday party last week. Read story.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vote Early, Drink Local

There's nothing better than beer and basketball, except perhaps basketball and beer. Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Supriya Yelimeli

Supriya Yelimeli has been moonlighting as an intern for The Indy's news department, covering stories from rappers People Under The Stairs to justice John Paul Stevens. Read story.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

'Potbelly Pig'

In the Bahamas, Aliah Eichelberger discovered pot-bellied pigs can swim. Read story.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Brilliant and versatile, Jackson Cocciolone (right) swept both the Teen Star judges and audience onto their feet for the first time in the event's seven years. Read story.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
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