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Ban Rodenticide Use

Rodenticides kill not only rodents, but the larger animals that eat them.

Measure P Doesn't Go Far Enough

Your opposition to Measure P demands a response.

Oil Industry Contributes Much

The energy industry makes impressive contributions to nonprofits.

Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?

The accident that took my daughter's life revealed an appalling lack on the part of the representative and her staff.

Chumash Camp 4 Approval Edges Closer

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says no further environmental study is needed.

Measure P: Equivocation

We buy insurance of various kinds knowing that a risk may be quite small.

Bellosguardo Foundation Named

Mayor Helene Schneider announces 19 individuals as Clark Estate’s board of directors.

Dry Enough For You?

Drought, record heat, sundowners combine for an anxious high fire season.

I.V.'s Halloween Horrors

Multiple agencies participating in party control.

Planned Parenthood Exec Retires

Cheryl Rollings, with nonprofit for 36 years, lauded at send-off.

Candyman Sentence Postponed, Again

Julio Diaz wants to withdraw guilty pleas for overprescribing prior to sentencing.

Tinariwen’s Transcendental Blues

This Saharan band lives in that sweet spot where psych rock and blues combine.

Chicano Batman Plays for Free in I.V.

This East L.A. group is fusing genres, styles, and cultural references.

The Awakened World International Film Fest Debuts

This first-ever event is bringing some of Santa Barbara’s stars into the spotlight.

When Uni Met Abalone at the Biltmore

Chef Alessandro Cartumini honored to prepare special James Beard dinner at Four Seasons Santa Barbara.

The Vision Quest of Vintage 2014

Wil Fernandez’s Multimedia Portrayal of a Year in Santa Barbara Wine Country

State Street Ballet Premieres Scheherazade

Chicago-based dancer/choreographer Autumn Eckman debuts a piece she first considered 15 years ago when she was a company dancer with State Street Ballet.

5K Run/Walk for Love

Domestic Violence Solutions holds its first ever 5K Run/Walk for Love fundraiser.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes.

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.

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