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


The Channel Islands offshore of Santa Barbara are places Matt Kettmann and Tyler Hayden know well, though both are Northern California natives. Read story.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hoops, She Did It Again

Ninette Paloma's first dance class in Santa Barbara was taught by the legendary Doug Elkins, a master class put on by Summerdance, and she was sold on our town. T Read story.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bright Light, Big Stars

Emily Cosentino, whose high school football team narrowly avoided being called the Needham Pansies, has hit The Independent like the proverbial whirlwind. Read story.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Meet the Makers

The Santa Barbara Independent’s writers, editors, and designers somehow found the time amid the usual weekly hullabaloo to put together our fifth annual, and best yet, Meet the Makers magazine, published in 18,000 copies of this paper and available at most SBIFF venues. Read story.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Aloha and Aloha?

Apparently reporters take vacations, too. Read story.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Illustrative Man

Military guys had them. Adventurers had them. But now everyone has them — tattoos, of course. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

G Is for Gaucho

The Indy staff boasts a Bruin, Bear, Blue Jay, Badger, Tiger, Trojan, Prospector, Vaquero, and even Rainbow Wahine among our number, but Gauchos definitely dominate. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

D.J. Palladino

The multitalented D.J. Palladino — he writes! he cooks! he cribs notes from Barney Brantingham at the BBQ contest! — is the author of this week's cover story on the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Paul Wellman

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Indy Big Shot Paul Wellman's photos are worth millions. Read story.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Big Sur photographer Kodiak Greenwood (right) and The Indy’s Editor-at-Large Ethan Stewart traveled to the French capital earlier this month to chronicle the United Nations’ historic Climate Change Conference. Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Christmastime is here at The Santa Barbara Independent, and some of our more dedicated decorators have spared no ornament to spread the good cheer. Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
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