Katya Shirokow and Rick Rosenthal

The Santa Barbara Independent found itself in the Peruvian jungle recently, thanks to Montecito residents Katya Shirokow and three-time Emmy winner Rick Rosenthal, engaged couple and business partners who have traveled all over the world in the name of wildlife filmmaking. Read story.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Teisha Rowland

When Teisha Rowland was a grad student researching stem cells at UCSB in 2009, she started what became a popular column for called Biology Bytes. Read story.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rachel Gantz

When someone begins a new job, typically they are allotted some “learning curve” time. Read story.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tommy Russo

Maui Time publisher Tommy Russo put out a 3-D issue back in 2010, and so he proved quite helpful when The Indy came calling for tips and advice for our own multidimensional celebration of the 2013 Best of Santa Barbara® Readers' Poll. Read story.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Terry Ortega

There are many cool adjectives to describe The Indy's new Calendar and Listings editor, Terry Ortega. Read story.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 EPPY Award just won the 2013 EPPY Award from Editor & Publisher for the best weekly newspaper website in North America, finding itself listed on a slate of winners alongside such media heavyweights as CNN, ESPN, The Today Show, and the Associated Press. Read story.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Clickety Clack columnist Rachel Hoyt (second from left) is as creative in life as she is poetic in her observations of current trends online. Read story.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Craig Harris

While visiting his home in Urubamba, Peru, for some much-needed dentistry, Santa Barbaran Craig Harris caught up with a copy of The Santa Barbara Independent and tried to get a few Q’eros interested in some hometown journalism. Read story.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby

Whether it's with words or images, The Santa Barbara Independent loves to keep its readers entertained. Read story.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Aly Comingore

"This is easily my favorite time of year," says Aly Comingore, the guiding force behind our annual Music Issue. Read story.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Diane Mooshoolzadeh

Diane Mooshoolzadeh, The Indy's new copy editor, has been tickling the ivory keys since she was 4 years old. Read story.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Magazine Students

Magazine students at NU-Q, Northwestern University's school in Doha, Qatar, give a shout-out to The Santa Barbara Independent's recent article on body donors by Marilyn Gillard. Read story.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lyz Hoffman

The Independent welcomes back Lyz Hoffman to the newsroom. Read story.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jean Yamamura

Donut take the new Opinions editor for a cupcake. Read story.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fantasy Footballers

While avid football fans may not be as prevalent as surfers or winos in S.B., NFL diehards do exist. Read story.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
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