The Rent Squeeze: Why It’s So Tough to Find a Place to Live (Tyler Hayden)

George Relles

Some of the brightest people read The Santa Barbara Independent. A summertime bicycle trip between Bruges and Brussels brought Goleta Grapevine columnist George Relles to the European Union museum, where he helped Albert Einstein view one of our issues. A regular bike rider, Relles had no problem with the roads in Belgium, which were nice and flat, and he claimed his disciplined training for Belgian chocolate also paid off!

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Ten Years of Dub Side of the Moon

Michael Goldwasser Reminisces on a Decade of Reggae Covers

Producer Michael Goldwasser reminisces on a decade of Easy Star All-Stars. Read story.

Santa Gnarbara Downhill

Skateboarders Test Their Mettle on S.B. Streets

For two days in the hills above Santa Barbara, some of the world’s best downhill skateboarders will be testing their mettle. Read story.

The High Price of Renting in Paradise

Santa Barbara Tenants Facing Extreme Competition and Record Rates

Santa Barbara tenants are facing extreme competition and record rates. Read story.

Blood-Bloated Ticks Nesting in a Dog’s Ear

Praising Measure P with Faint Curses: Anti-Fracking Initiative ‘Too Big’ to Fail


Cajun Kitchen Rallies to Save 'Gator Boy'

Appeals Order to Paint Over Downtown Mural

Order to paint over downtown mural is appealed by restaurant owners. Read story.

Lotusland Auction and Sale

More Than 100 Plants Up for Purchase at Annual Fundraiser

An ever-rare South African cycad seedling is just one of more than 100 plants up for bid as part of the garden’s annual event. Read story.

A Benefit for Cory Orosco

Santa Barbara Rockers Convene to Fight Cancer

Santa Barbara bands are turning out to help Ernie and the Emperors’ youngest player. Read story.

Sports: Ocean Crossing for a Cause

Monica Jones Faces Cold Waters to Raise Money for Youth Swim Lessons

Monica Jones is part of a senior women’s relay that plans to swim from Santa Cruz Island to Oxnard. Read story.

Wine Cask’s New Chef

New Yorker David Rosner Returns to Santa Barbara, Spruces Up Classic Menu

New Yorker David Rosner returns to Santa Barbara and spruces up a classic menu. Read story.

Knitting Psychedelic Day Dreams

Behind the Scenes with Santa Barbara’s Yarn Bomber

Ethan Stewart goes behind the scenes with Santa Barbara’s Yarn Bomber. Read story.

Fall Arts Preview 2014

Theater, Dance, and Visual Art are Back in Season

Theater, dance, and visual art events are ripe for the picking this autumn. Read story.

Beneath the Valley of the Dogs

Good News, Bad News on the State of our Late (Not) Great (Not) Drought

There’s Good News and Bad News on the state of our late (not) great (not) drought. Read story.

Measure P: Who’s Scaring Whom?

Both Sides Claim Lies Abound Over Drilling Ban

Both sides claim lies abound over drilling ban. Read story.

Brad Nack, Tony Askew, and the Arts Fund

Arts Fund Hires Nack, Celebrates Askew

The Arts Fund re-centers and remembers with an appointment and a party. Read story.

The Last Internationale Rise Up

Protest Rock Finds a New Torchbearer in N.Y.C. Trio

This young NYC trio is reviving protest rock and heading to Velvet Jones on September 9 Read story.

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