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

Man's Best Friend

The Indy has its share of rescues, and a lot of them are canines. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sam Goldman

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

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

Poetic Justice

The author of this week’s cover story knows his way around crime. Read story.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Atlas Hugged

The education of young citizens in our all-embracing environs comes under scrutiny this week. Read story.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Adventure Time

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

Dark Side Out

The haunting began when the unrelenting heat of September bled into the humid days of October. Read story.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nya Burke

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

The Beast Of

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

Bach and Butterflies

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

Dog Days

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

Go Vikings!

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
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