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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

Unchained Dogs of Pokey LaFarge

Trolls, Curmudgeons, and the Explosion of City College's International Enrollments

Trolls, curmudgeons, and the explosion of City College's international enrollments. Read story.

Get Your Tickets to the First Indy Live Concert

Pacific Haze, Pleasure, and Afishnsea the Moon Play SOhO on August14

Pacific Haze, Pleasure, and Afishnsea the Moon play SOhO on Thursday, August 14 Read story.

Foresters Win NBC Championship

S.B.’s Baseball Team Returns from Kansas with Another National Title

S.B.’s baseball team returns from Kansas with another national title. Read story.

Good News for Bad Suns

L.A. Quartet Plays Velvet Jones on August 15

Talking record deals and debut albums with L.A.’s rising rockers. Read story.

Panama’s Vacation Vibes

Aussies Embark on First U.S. Tour, Play SOhO August 10

The Australian synth pop trio embarks on its first U.S. tour and plays SOhO on Sunday, August 10. Read story.

That’s Water in Your Beer

Zachary Rosen Hosts Informative Anchors & Ales Event at Santa Barbar

Zachary Rosen hosts informative Anchors & Ales event at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum on August 16. Read story.

Retro Rock Rages in Carpinteria

Getting to Know Pleasure, Pacific Haze, and Afishinsea the Moon

Why you should get to know Pleasure, Pacific Haze, and Afishinsea the Moon. Read story.

Dog Daze and Dazed Dogs

Shape Shifters Anonymous

David Lack and the Bank Crisis: Who Was Screwing Whom? Read story.

The State of Solar Energy

John Perlin Chats About Photovoltaics Past, Present, and Future

With the need for energy an everyday thing, John Perlin talks about taking power from the sun. Read story.

A Different Point of View

Nonprofit Helps Teens Learn to Pilot Airplanes

Teens in the program experience a three-day aviation program in which they receive flying lessons from professional instructors. Read story.

Man on Fire: Owen Pallett

Singer-Violinist Plays with and Opens for Arcade Fire

The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and violinist gets candid about Brian Eno, In Conflict, and touring behind Reflektor. Read story.

A Once and Future Dog

Give Us Your Wretched Refuse Teeming to Get the Hell Out of Hell

Give us your wretched refuse teeming to get the hell out of hell. Read story.

Fiesta 2014

Celebrating Old Spanish Days

Celebrate Old Spanish Days with dance, music, and authentic food. Read story.

P-ing Up a Rope?

County Looks to Soften Legal Blow from Fracking Ban

County looks to soften legal blow from fracking ban. Read story.

Sprouting Sprocket Scores Big at Dwell on Design

Carpinteria Couple Rethinks Mobile Outdoor Living

Brian and Katrina Manzo are rethinking mobile outdoor living with their award-winning trailer. Read story.

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