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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!

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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.

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.

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