The Santa Barbara Independent’s extended family grew again on October 27, when Caroline Walker Moreno was born to advertising client representative Cynthia Walker, a native of Brazil who has been working at the newspaper since September 2005. Read story.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
When Aly Comingore took over as The Santa Barbara Independent’s pop culture editor in 2008, we tossed her straight into our newest fire: the creation of a yearly guide to Santa Barbara bands, whose fifth annual Comingore-curated incarnation starts here. Read story.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The newspaper's annual costume contest always brings out the freaky side of the staff. Read story.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
After some disappointing outings over the last few years, The Santa Barbara Independent’s resident foursome managed to eke out a victory this week at La Cumbre Country Club, where Todd Smith, Chris Meagher, Matt Kettmann, and Laszlo Hodosy (shown here on the 13th hole) tallied the best net score during a golf tournament to benefit the UCSB Men’s Basketball program. Read story.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Best of Santa Barbara is the biggest issue of each year for The Santa Barbara Independent — we even successfully trademarked the name a couple of years back! — so that means our sales team is out in force for many weeks leading up to this week’s edition, booking more than 300 display advertisements that then get made pretty by our stellar ad-production design team. Read story.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Santa Barbara Independent’s Brandi Rivera, Cassi Lindberg, Robby Robbins, Bryan O’Quinn, Megan Packard Hillegas, Nicole Wichowski, and Marianne Kuga got together last Saturday to participate in the annual AIDS Walk, a fundraiser put on by the Pacific Pride Foundation. Read story.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A political junkie since his Michigan upbringing, Independent news reporter Chris Meagher (pronounced “marrrr”) — who penned this week's cover story on the race between Rep. Lois Capps and challenger Abel Maldonado — takes that addiction one giant leap further this coming Tuesday, when he takes the stage of UCSB's Pollock Theater in front of 300 people alongside political science professor John Woolley to moderate a debate between those two Congressional candidates. Read story.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Santa Barbara Independent's Masters of Mixology Mix-Up kicks off tonight at the Wildcat Lounge with two semifinal rounds from 5-8 p.m. where Santa Barbara's top professional bartenders will be showing off their best drinks. Read story.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
All Jack Crosbie wants to do is write the news. During his two years at the UCSB student paper the Daily Nexus, he was known for putting in long hours — often sleeping in the office — and churning out voluminous copy. Read story.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sometimes writers stumble upon stories because they relate to their sources, but other times they find they have nothing in common at all. Read story.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Noleta resident Joe Alarid joined nearly 20 of his family members on a trip this summer to Ecuador, where they took in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca, the Galapagos Islands, and the rainforest, and marveled at hummingbirds, the use of “Ellwood Cooper’s accursed eucalyptus” in construction, a blossoming recycling program, and the low price of gas. Read story.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Erika Lindemann and Howard Booth are the tag team of bicycling enthusiasts who write Pedal On, a biweekly online column full of friendly tips, encouragement, and information for novice cyclists, elite cyclists, and everybody in between. Read story.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Thirty years ago, back when skinny jeans, scraggly hair, and furry mustaches were cool (oh wait …), a rootsy, New Orleans–inspired rock band rattled the cages of Santa Barbara’s music scene. Read story.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
“I’m trying to encourage the art of building forts,” said Gabrielle Dimaranan after revealing she recently created a large one in her bedroom. Read story.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Lauren Gurley, Santa Barbara born and bred, has been interning in the news department since mid June. Read story.