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Ha Ha, Very Funny: LOL Comedy Festival Hits Downtown (Independent Staff)

On the cover: Artwork by Ben Ciccati.

Helping a Cause

When the ALS Golden West Chapter tapped The Indy for the ice bucket challenge, our "yes!" was tempered by our waterless state: douse ourselves with glitter, newspaper confetti, or Cristal instead? (Yeah, right, Jackson.) Buckets of icy water on civic lawns? The shore of East Beach! Brilliant. Seawater on ice soaked 20 Indyites — here demonstrated by Marianne Partridge, our editor in chief, with a helping hand from a gleeful Joe Cole, our publisher — with the money to benefit the Walk to Defeat ALS on October 5. Check out the challenge video (and a link to Salud Carbajal's waterlogged reply to ours) here!

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Zach Gill Interviews Jack Johnson

The Longtime Friends Talk Love Songs and Soul Carving

The longtime friends and famous UCSB alums have a backstage chat about love songs and soul carving. Read story.

Reusable Cups Come to the Bowl

S.B.’s Favorite Venue Gets One Step Closer to Zero Waste

Santa Barbara’s beloved venue continues to greenify with the help of Klean Kanteen and LoaTree. Read story.

Santa Barbara’s First Comedy Festival

Big-Name Comics Converge on Downtown Theaters for Seven Nights of Shows

Big-name comics converge on downtown stages for seven nights of shows. Read story.

Reflections in a Dog's Eye

Diablo Canyon's Seismic Safety Assurances Challenged by NRC Inspector

Diablo Canyon's seismic safety assurances have been challenged by an NRC inspector. Read story.

Measure S: The $288 Million Question

Supporters Rally for City College Construction, but Who Will Benefit?

Supporters rally for city college construction, but who will benefit? Read story.

Death Valley Mystery Solved

Santa Barbara Team Discovers Wind and Ice Behind the Racetrack’s “Sailing Stones”

Santa Barbara team discovers wind and ice behind the Racetrack’s “sailing stones.” Read story.

Isla Vista’s Super Bowls

Recent UCSB Grad Opens Buddha Bowls

Recent UCSB grad opens Buddha Bowls on Embarcadero del Mar. Read story.

Mass Appeal of together PANGEA

L.A. Garage Rockers Find a Cat, Hit the Road

The Los Angeles–based garage rockers are heading out on tour his week, possibly with a new pet in tow. Read story.

Catching Up with Dante Elephante

In the Studio and On the Road with Our Favorite Surf Rockers

It’s been a busy year for this Santa Barbara quartet, who’ll release a new LP this fall Read story.

Creative Craft Cocktails in Wine Country

Meet S.Y. Kitchen's Globe-Trotting Mixologist Alberto Battaglini

Meet S.Y. Kitchen’s globe-trotting mixologist Alberto Battaglini. Read story.

From Jail to Late-Night Salvation?

Believer’s Edge Shines Welcoming Light on Santa Barbara County Jail’s Departing Inmates

Believer’s Edge shines welcoming light on Santa Barbara County Jail’s departing inmates. Read story.

I Bark, Therefore I Yam

Guns or Butter? Why What Happens in Isla Vista Won't Stay There

Guns or butter? Why what happens in Isla Vista won't stay there... Read story.

Cuyama Valley Drying Up

Study Confirms Groundwater Being Used Faster than It Recharges

In possible microcosm of state, study confirms unmanaged groundwater is being used faster than it recharges. Read story.

The Santa Barbara Independent After-School Activities Guide

Check Out the Extensive Range of Things Your Kids Can Do After Class

Check out the extensive range of things your kids can do after class. Read story.

CHP Ordered to 'Un-Arrest' Hundreds

DUI Charged but Not Prosecuted Should Net a Clean Record

DUI charged but not prosecuted should net clean record, judge says. Read story.

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