The Indy Bunch

Some lovely doggies who hang out in our shop at times. Read story.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Suzanne Peck

Suzanne Peck shared The Santa Barbara Independent’s education issue with this one-month-old pachyderm at the Patara Elephant Farm in Chiangmai, Thailand. Read story.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Paul Wellman

"Every year, I question what our little paper has to offer for a year-end wrap-up," said longtime Indy photo editor as he put together this week's issue. Read story.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Indy Staff

Happy Holidays, and Merry New Year! Read story.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


The holidays have struck, and they've never hit The Santa Barbara Independent in quite this way. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

volume 29, number 466, Dec. 18-24, 2014

How the Failed Dreams of Cloistered Nuns Gave Birth to Santa Barbara Wine Country Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lisa Marie Bolton

Our mild-mannered accounting assistant, Lisa Bolton, laughs about the spring trek she took with her 83-year-old father Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Craig Harris

Our roving correspondent Craig Harris found himself in West Papua not too long ago, where Yali tribe members took an interest in our rental housing story. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Richie DeMaria

A recent graduate of Occidental College, news intern Richie DeMaria has already written about dying with dignity, Mars rovers, and the Foo Fighters in the brief few weeks he's been with The Santa Barbara Independent. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Roger Durling

In July 2013, longtime Indy contributor and film fest head honcho Roger Durling began subjecting Santa Barbara's most interesting people to the Proust questionnaire, and we've been running the insightful, quite personal results on our website every Monday since. Read story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kevin McKiernan

Ever since he covered the siege at Wounded Knee, Kevin McKiernan — here with Lakota elders Oscar Bear Runner (left) and Tom Bad Cob (right) in 1973 — has been captivated by this decisive moment in Native American history. Read story.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Diane Mooshoolzadeh

Diane Mooshoolzadeh — UCSB alum and Santa Barbara Independent copy editor — slips on her dancing shoes four days a week and waltzes to UCSB’s Cotillion Dance Club, where social and competitive dancers step to the tango and paso doble, as well as the samba and hustle. Read story.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Party On, Garth!

Santa Barbara Independent staffers love Halloween, not only for the bowls of sugary sweets that pop up around the office, but also for our annual costume contest. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bella Bellosguardo

Despite some outright begging, only a select handful of Santa Barbara Independent staffers got to visit Huguette Clark's Bellosguardo estate for our cover story, namely Columnist Barney Brantingham and Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan, who captured himself and the third lucky one, Paul Wellman, our ever-on-duty photography editor. Read story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wellman and Palladino

The team of Wellman and Palladino dates back to a simpler, more innocent era when there were only half-a-dozen categories in the Best Of because many of the things we rate and celebrate today had not yet been invented. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
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