UP-AND-COMING: Thoughhe’sayearawayfrom getting his degree in communications from UCSB, Matt Olivero just graduated from posting press releases on independent.com to reporting and writing full-fledged news stories. Read story.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
For seven of the most formative years of his life and career — including his early days as a news reporter for this paper — senior Editor Matt Kettmann lived in the green-and-yellow house at 828 Santa Barbara Street, right smack dab in the middle of the old presidio walls, an experience he writes about in this week’s cover story here. Read story.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Our resident sportswriter John Zant has tended to focus more on balls than wheels in his nearly 45 years of reporting on the region's top athletes — including 38-plus years at the News-Press before joining The Santa Barbara Independent in March 2007 — but he knows his bicycles, having been a two-wheeled commuter for much of his life. Read story.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
For Thousand Oaks native and UCSB global studies major Megan Meyer, graduating last December two quarters before her classmates has definite upsides — like getting a job as calendar assistant one month ago with The Santa Barbara Independent, for instance — but it's also left her straddling the fence between gown and town, spending her nights as a resident of Isla Vista (and bartender at the Study Hall) but working her days downtown. Read story.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Nearly three years ago, The Santa Barbara Independent started posting press releases submitted by the community on independent.com, and today we publish as many as 20 per day. Read story.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
While developing promotional materials for this week's issue on Earth Day, which include suggestions on what to do with used copies of The Santa Barbara Independent, advertising designers Marianne Kuga and Cassi Lindberg figured, "Why don't we figure out how to do some of these things ourselves?" Read story.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
From deep-sea dive suits at SBCC to AK-74 machine guns in Nagorno-Karabakh, Senior Editor Matt Kettmann has handled a lot of gear in his nearly 14 years of working at The Santa Barbara Independent, but his meeting with the Chiodo Bros — who make the S.B. Zoo's dinosaur puppets — was the first time he ever put on a dino skeleton. Read story.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Celebrating her 10th straight year at The Santa Barbara Independent in 2013 is Michelle Drown, our managing editor, who has also been in charge of more than two dozen animal-themed issues during that time. Read story.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Since 2001, John Rose has been one of the select few drivers who are tasked each week with delivering The Santa Barbara Independent across the region, from the Ojai Valley to Lompoc. Read story.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Born in Denver and raised in Vail, Colorado, Jake Blair came to Santa Barbara to attend Westmont College, where he graduated in 2010. Read story.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Come one, come all, and join The Santa Barbara Independent's St. Paddy’s Day Stroll down State Street Sunday, March 17. Read story.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Though known more as a mountain man thanks to his many books on the Santa Barbara hiking scene, The Santa Barbara Independent's Outdoors Editor Ray Ford actually came to UCSB in 1961 as a surfer from El Segundo, and continues to hit the beach as much as possible. Read story.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Charity Thoman, MD, our newest columnist, is also in charge of overseeing the Communicable Disease Control Program for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. Read story.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Santa Barbara Independent news intern Annalise Domenighini, who hails from a small town outside Chico, said her quiet interest in gender equality sprouted wings when she decided to pair her English major with a degree in feminist studies. Read story.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Amanda Arenas is one of the more eclectic interns to work at The Santa Barbara Independent. Read story.