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.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
For more than a year, independent.com has been regularly publishing Hiking the Backcountry, a column on how all ages can enjoy the nearby trails and campgrounds, authored by Crane School history teacher Dan McCaslin, whose been trekking the Los Padres National Forest since 1971. Read story.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
For both this week’s cover illustration of Amy Adams and last week’s portrait of Ben Affleck, The Santa Barbara Independent called on the help of one James Taylor Gray. Read story.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
To get a sense of what life is like for people who survive on the help that his organization provides, Erik Talkin, CEO of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, started living on food stamps and other forms of social services for a month. Read story.