Austin Lampson | Credit: Courtesy

Independent, in-depth journalism has been a pillar of our nation since its founding state. To know, explore and understand the world around us is not only needed; it is necessary for our health and prosperity. We are fortunate to live in a community that has had such a resource for over 30 years in the Santa Barbara Independent. Yet the onslaught of this recent crisis has put this beloved resource at risk. I urge you to support this jewel of journalism of the Golden Coast. Only together will we make it through. And to those who have tirelessly given so much to keep these stories going, I say: Thank you — you are valued more than you know. 

With gratitude & enduring support, 
Austin Lampson, Indy+ Subscriber

How to Give

  1. Give a one-time or recurring credit card contribution at
  2. Sign up for an annual digital subscription for $29.99 through our Indy+ service at
  3. Make a tax-deductible donation, to support environmental and social-justice journalism, of $100 or more by sending checks payable to SBCAN (memo: Journalism Fund) mailed to: 

PO Box 6174
Santa Maria, CA 93456

Or at

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose Tax ID is 73-1676916.

Subscriptions or contributions made directly to the Santa Barbara Independent are not tax-deductible. We can accept checks mailed to 12 E. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.