Sam Goldman started writing for The Santa Barbara Independent in 2015 after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in geography and a minor in professional writing. Read story.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Maggie Yates has been many things — a dog trainer, a matchmaker, and a singing telegrammist — but it only took her one college semester to realize she preferred theater to all else. Read story.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The author of this week’s cover story knows his way around crime. Read story.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The education of young citizens in our all-embracing environs comes under scrutiny this week. Read story.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Independent ads work, we say modestly. For Tech-Topia, something like 80 companies answered the survey at the issue's advertisement, just for starters. Read story.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The haunting began when the unrelenting heat of September bled into the humid days of October. Read story.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The place where music and technology meet — or technology and just about anything from skateboard trucks to poetry — fascinates Nya Burke, who helps our web wizards keep The Indy website fresh and bouncy, when he's not speedboarding down a hill, that is. Read story.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Our Best Of issue just got beastier with this year's mascot, Indy the Condor, representing both the soaring adventure of The Indy's soon to be 30-year run and a winged leitmotif in Paul Wellman's brilliant photos. Read story.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Monarch butterflies flitter on both sides of the Rockies, and that mountainous divide is where things got interesting in the wake of last week's "Tropical Milkweed" article. Read story.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Escaping the heat by sitting and savoring an ice cream at Cantwell's Market & Deli recently, Barbara and Victor Bartolome were amused to see this canine reader casting an eye over Nick Welsh's Angry Poodle Barbecue while he nibbled on some turkey treats from the deli. Read story.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
On a recent Saturday at Gladstone's in Malibu, Long Island transplants from Seaford High School (whose mascot is a Viking) met to celebrate old times and check out our Fall Happenings issue, brought along by Santa Barbaran Joni Kelly (second from right). Read story.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Fans of the Underground Roots Syndicate from Santa Barbara's Rasta ’90s will recognize the one and only Ras Leon Burke, lead singer with the Syndicate. Read story.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Los Padres Hot Shots, an elite wildland fire crew based out of Los Prietos Ranger Station, are on-site at Rough Fire, which has caused evacuations in Kings and Sequoia national parks. Read story.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
A trip to Jamaica usually involves swim adventures, but for the members of the U.S.A. Youth National Team, it was serious business in deep water during the hot contest for Pan Am Youth Waterpolo Championship gold. Read story.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Just about everyone who reads The Santa Barbara Independent casts an eye over the events collected in The Week, and Editorial Designer Maija Tollefson has come to juggle expertly the demands of dates, images, and text flow to create an artlessly appealing section. Read story.