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Tupelo Junction Cafe

Tupelo-Junction-Cafe-logo3.jpg The author remembers how Tupelo Junction Cafe blends the hearty foods of the Dirty South with the organic goodness of Santa Barbara, this time snagging the night’s last dinner served amidst holiday busy-ness.

Homeless Vigil Remembers Dead

From dusk to dawn, 10 men and women talked, prayed, and dozed beneath the cold, cloudless Isla Vista sky last night, December 21. They were part of a vigil for the 20 homeless Santa Barbarans who died on the streets in 2006 and the innumerable others who preceded them.

A Noble Undertaking

As we circled the Christmas tree lot in my green Honda Civic looking for a parking spot, I surveyed the surroundings: Row upon row of Christmas trees; a few rough-looking men helping customers; families and couples milling the aisles; a gray, stormy sky.

ACLU Versus Wendy McCaw

Oops. Now Wendy McCaw’s done it. She pissed off the ACLU, so they gave her a little dose of her own litigious medicine. The gist of their letter? Stop threatening small businesses, you big bully!

Free Food Here!!!!!

indy%2020th%20logo.jpg Really, it’s all free for everyone. Come inside, answer some questions, and we’ll send you free meals. Try it. It doesn’t hurt and we don’t bite much. This week’s quiz is from December of ’86.

Coral Casino Lawsuit Shot Down

coralcasino72.jpg In this Montage EXTRA, J’Amy breaks the news about Cynthia Ziegler’s lawsuit on behalf of the Coral Casino Preservation Committee being shot down by the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Ventura. Also, we’ve reposted her bit about Sue Burrows being named to the Montecito Planning Commission.

E Is for Energy

The Indepedent‘s consumate reporter attempts to answer such questions as “Where does energy come from?” and “Why is the sky blue?” The answers might surprise you, especially if weren’t paying enough attention in physics class.

Barney’s Weekend Picks

Our man on the street Barney may not remember which holiday is coming around the corner, but he’s the go-to guy for good yuletide eats, choice movie screenings and hot winter reads.

Trattoria Grappolo

After a Tales from the Tavern concert at the Maverick, music connoisseur Brett Leigh Dicks turns his critiquing skills to Italian food, enjoying an after hours meals courtesy of this Santa Ynez culinary gem.

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks – to Fight Arthritis

dave.JPGWelcome to “Why Does My Pet…”,’s new online veterinary health column by Dr. David Brooks. In this first installment, we tackle arthritis. Just as it can be a pain for the aging human body, so can it affect our four-legged companions. Learn about how you can help you dogs and cats cope with the pains of old age and get those four legs moving again.


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