Paul Wellman

We knew it… You knew it… but now the rest of the country has officially recognized Santa Barbara Independent photographer Paul Wellman as the best alt-weekly shutterbug around. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Camille Cimini Fruin

Our own Camille Cimini Fruin, who's been an advertising rep with The Santa Barbara Independent for about 25 years now, just let us in on a secret. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Blake Harper

It's officially summer, which means one thing for The Santa Barbara Independent arts and entertainment offices: intern season. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Editorial Assassins

It's been quite an award-winning season for our own editor in chief, Marianne Partridge (left), who founded The Santa Barbara Independent back in 1986. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Greetings from Santa Margherita

Julie and Tom Hinkle (pictured) decided to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in beautiful Santa Margherita and brought a copy of The Santa Barbara Independent along with them so they could say hello to their friends from our pages. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oil and Water

For the cover of this year's Blue & Green issue, we asked Santa Barbara native Jeremy Harper to contribute one of his bright plein-air oil paintings. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Joseph Miller

Since joining The Santa Barbara Independent team in 2012, Joseph Miller has contributed countless arts features and reviews of performances here. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


From the first sirens wailing Friday night until the sun rose, The Santa Barbara Independent's news staff began to cover the Isla Vista shootings, a story that hit too close to home for these I.V. vets Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Indy Awards

The judges for the Independent Theater Awards enjoyed sharing their impressions of the 2013-14 season in a lively discussion before narrowing down the awards list to a final 20 lucky recipients. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Easy Riders

Some things change, but these four Santa Barbara Independent staffers always arrive to work on bikes. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Glory Days

This hard-running athlete is none other than John Zant, our hard-working sports editor, back when he was a Golden Knight on St. Francis High School's track-and-field team in La Canada. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Sense

When he’s not toiling at his day job with the school district, Santa Barbara native Brian Tanguay writes a blog, “Shouts from the Balcony,” which he describes as "the harmless ravings of an unarmed American." Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Earth Day 2014!

This weekend's Earth Day celebration and consciousness-raising event for the planet promises to be a barkin' good time. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Squeaky-toy squeals and genteel oinks let us know that Piggy's in the joint, which means that Indyites missing from their desks can usually be found down on the floor feeding Piggy her favorite meal of apple bits and Cheerios. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mark Turner and Caitlin Fitch

When we asked Mark Turner and Caitlin Fitch, who snapped photos for our Summer Camp Guide this week, whether they'd had the camp experience themselves, we got mixed results. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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