Aloha and Aloha?

Apparently reporters take vacations, too. Read story.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Illustrative Man

Military guys had them. Adventurers had them. But now everyone has them — tattoos, of course. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

G Is for Gaucho

The Indy staff boasts a Bruin, Bear, Blue Jay, Badger, Tiger, Trojan, Prospector, Vaquero, and even Rainbow Wahine among our number, but Gauchos definitely dominate. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

D.J. Palladino

The multitalented D.J. Palladino — he writes! he cooks! he cribs notes from Barney Brantingham at the BBQ contest! — is the author of this week's cover story on the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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
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