Party Culture & Rape: Redefining Sexual Misconduct in Isla Vista (Kelsey Brugger)

ON THE COVER: UCSB junior Emily Potter is an activist who discovered the power in sharing her own story and dedicated herself to help other survivors find their voice. Photo by Paul Wellman.

Costa Brava

While on a visit to Spain's Costa Brava, Susan Billig (left), Lynda Van Patter, and Holly Joseph took a copy of The Santa Barbara Independent along for a group photo. Their tour included Mallorca, Menorca, and Madrid, with stops at all the Gaudí buildings in Barcelona and walking tours of many World Heritage sites. They didn't have a chance to compare the rental housing costs there to Santa Barbara's, but they noted a number of similarities to home, like warm, humid weather. Most envious experience? It rained!

In Print

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.

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.

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