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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

Developer to Save Funk Zone

Can Eco-Groovy Neil Dipaola Build and Not Gentrify?

Developer Neil Dipaola plans to put sailboats on a hotel roof and artists in storage containers, and almost everybody is ecstatic. How come? Read story.

The Barking of the Neighbor’s Dogs

Poodle Gets Whiplash Contemplating Onset of New Football Season

Poodle gets whiplash contemplating the onset of the new football season. Read story.

Laura's Law: Treatment to Trump Tragedy?

County Considers Adopting State Legislation in Wake of Murder Cases

County considers adopting state legislation in wake of murder cases. Read story.

High School Fall Football

The Dons, Chargers, and Royals Hit the Gridiron for Week Zero

The Dons, Chargers, and Royals hit the gridiron for week zero. Read story.

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.

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