In the maybe-you-missed-it department, a prominent eucalyptus tree on Cold Spring Trail in the mountains above Montecito was attacked with a “Yarn Bomb” for about one week in early June. Read story.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Graphic designer Cassi Lindberg, who recently started working in The Santa Barbara Independent’s advertising production department, has always loved English bulldogs as pets because they’re lazy. Read story.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A massive birdcage featuring everything from a flying pig and 12-foot flamingo to a crazy macaw and the last dodo, the float falls under this year’s theme, Fantasy, which opened the floodgates for creativity in the workshop. Read story.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Three years ago, Santa Barbara native Chris Potter — a deep descendant of the old Potter Hotel family — quit his job to paint full-time and now is a fixture on the streets and hillsides of Santa Barbara, where he crafts plein air landscapes and urban scenes every day of the week, including the image featured on this week’s cover, called “Old San Marcos Greens.” Read story.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Almost every day of every week of every year for the past decade, The Santa Barbara Independent’s staff photographer Paul Wellman has been out on the scene, snapping pics of politicians, criminals, chefs, athletes, rock stars, and everyone and everything in between. Read story.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Over spring break, the Dusette, Stormo, Pfeifer, and Nelson families from Santa Barbara embarked on a 100-mile mountain-bike ride on the White Rim Trail in Moab, Utah, and had to take turns reading The Santa Barbara Independent while at the White Crack campsite (above). Read story.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Laura Stinchfield talks with animals telepathically. Read story.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Third annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest Read story.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
For the past seven years, Independent staffers who work past 5 p.m. have come to know Jesus Sanchez as a guy who cleans the office on Wednesdays and Fridays with a friendly smile on his face and bounce to his step. Read story.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Not only is he the newest hire at The Santa Barbara Independent, but Remzi Gokmen also boasts our paper’s most intriguing moniker. Read story.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Between reporting daily news, working on a dissertation, and raising his 9-month-old son, Santa Barbara Independent staff writer Brandon Fastman managed to craft this week’s cover story on Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Read story.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Here’s Senior Editor Matt Kettmann last Sunday afternoon on the side porch of Municipal Winemakers, talking to Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge on his phone about this week’s cover story on wine-country legend Richard Sanford. Read story.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Asked which was more traumatic — taking on the Herculean task of putting together this year’s Summer Camp Guide or being asked to compete in a greased-pig catching competition at the summer camp of her youth — Listings Editor Leigh Legler (pictured here with pooch Edgar) allowed only that the two endeavors were “equally challenging and fulfilling.” Read story.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Any self-respecting Santa Barbaran who's paying even remote attention to the pop culture megaphone knows that the USA Network's television show Psych is set in our fair town, evidenced mostly by B-roll footage of the courthouse and other symbolic spots. Read story.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
What does our film fest’s head honcho do to relax when the screenings are done? Read story.