'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

I Hartt Reporting

Agoura Hills native Rebecca Hartt graduated from UCSB this month, but not before spending six months reporting and writing about lifestyle, food, exercise, and other topics as an intern for The Indy. Read story.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Play Ball! 

As The Indy's production team was putting together this week's cover story on the winning formula of Santa Barbara's own minor leaguers the Foresters, John Zant broke in, delighted with the news of UCSB baseball's unexpected berth in the College World Series. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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
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