Marianne Partridge and Ann Louise Bardach. Photo courtesy of <a href=""></a>

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. In May, she won a Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award during a gala at the Fess Parker Resort, and earlier this month, she was named a “Woman of Achievement” by the Association for Women in Communications during a luncheon at the Montecito Country Club. That’s where she was feted by longtime friend and journalist Ann Louise Bardach (right), who, among other hilarious memories, recalled that, when Partridge was editor of New York City’s raucous Village Voice, Rupert Murdoch tried to fire her three times!


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