Though the whirlwind crowd at the Star Trek shindig in Las Vegas a couple weeks back meant Sabina Saib (left) and Pilar Montes missed meeting Peter Weller, Kate Mulgrew, or Simon Pegg, they managed to get to the costume contest. Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kelsey Abkin

A happy traveler since briefly living in France at age 4, Indy intern Kelsey Abkin visited State Street to cover a vigil for the dead in Gaza and Israel, here speaking with Imam Yama Niazi. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


The always-cutting-edge women of The Santa Barbara Independent family took it up a notch when a bunch decided to attend the KUT program at the Martial Arts Family Fitness studios. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dana Solomon

Congratulations to Dana Solomon, newly crowned winner of the first-ever Santa Barbara Independent Mustache Contest! Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paul Wellman

We knew it… You knew it… but now the rest of the country has officially recognized Santa Barbara Independent photographer Paul Wellman as the best alt-weekly shutterbug around. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Camille Cimini Fruin

Our own Camille Cimini Fruin, who's been an advertising rep with The Santa Barbara Independent for about 25 years now, just let us in on a secret. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Blake Harper

It's officially summer, which means one thing for The Santa Barbara Independent arts and entertainment offices: intern season. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Editorial Assassins

It's been quite an award-winning season for our own editor in chief, Marianne Partridge (left), who founded The Santa Barbara Independent back in 1986. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Greetings from Santa Margherita

Julie and Tom Hinkle (pictured) decided to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in beautiful Santa Margherita and brought a copy of The Santa Barbara Independent along with them so they could say hello to their friends from our pages. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oil and Water

For the cover of this year's Blue & Green issue, we asked Santa Barbara native Jeremy Harper to contribute one of his bright plein-air oil paintings. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Joseph Miller

Since joining The Santa Barbara Independent team in 2012, Joseph Miller has contributed countless arts features and reviews of performances here. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


From the first sirens wailing Friday night until the sun rose, The Santa Barbara Independent's news staff began to cover the Isla Vista shootings, a story that hit too close to home for these I.V. vets Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Indy Awards

The judges for the Independent Theater Awards enjoyed sharing their impressions of the 2013-14 season in a lively discussion before narrowing down the awards list to a final 20 lucky recipients. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Easy Riders

Some things change, but these four Santa Barbara Independent staffers always arrive to work on bikes. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Glory Days

This hard-running athlete is none other than John Zant, our hard-working sports editor, back when he was a Golden Knight on St. Francis High School's track-and-field team in La Canada. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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