Matt Kettmann

Years ago, when Senior Editor Matt Kettmann first heard the Rusacks were planting a vineyard on Catalina with decades-old grapevines from Santa Cruz Island, he was immediately intrigued, as it combined three of his favorite things: history, wine, and the Channel Islands. Read story.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Paul Wellman

"Don't you want a real photographer?" was Paul Wellman's response to Indy Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge when she tapped him in 2002 to take over the reins as the paper’s sole staff shooter. Read story.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ginny Chung

As a junior at UCSB, Ginny Chung was looking for something different when she applied to intern in The Santa Barbara Independent’s calendar department. Read story.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Katya Shirokow and Rick Rosenthal

The Santa Barbara Independent found itself in the Peruvian jungle recently, thanks to Montecito residents Katya Shirokow and three-time Emmy winner Rick Rosenthal, engaged couple and business partners who have traveled all over the world in the name of wildlife filmmaking. Read story.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Teisha Rowland

When Teisha Rowland was a grad student researching stem cells at UCSB in 2009, she started what became a popular column for called Biology Bytes. Read story.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rachel Gantz

When someone begins a new job, typically they are allotted some “learning curve” time. Read story.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tommy Russo

Maui Time publisher Tommy Russo put out a 3-D issue back in 2010, and so he proved quite helpful when The Indy came calling for tips and advice for our own multidimensional celebration of the 2013 Best of Santa Barbara® Readers' Poll. Read story.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Terry Ortega

There are many cool adjectives to describe The Indy's new Calendar and Listings editor, Terry Ortega. Read story.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 EPPY Award just won the 2013 EPPY Award from Editor & Publisher for the best weekly newspaper website in North America, finding itself listed on a slate of winners alongside such media heavyweights as CNN, ESPN, The Today Show, and the Associated Press. Read story.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Clickety Clack columnist Rachel Hoyt (second from left) is as creative in life as she is poetic in her observations of current trends online. Read story.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Craig Harris

While visiting his home in Urubamba, Peru, for some much-needed dentistry, Santa Barbaran Craig Harris caught up with a copy of The Santa Barbara Independent and tried to get a few Q’eros interested in some hometown journalism. Read story.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby

Whether it's with words or images, The Santa Barbara Independent loves to keep its readers entertained. Read story.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Aly Comingore

"This is easily my favorite time of year," says Aly Comingore, the guiding force behind our annual Music Issue. Read story.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Diane Mooshoolzadeh

Diane Mooshoolzadeh, The Indy's new copy editor, has been tickling the ivory keys since she was 4 years old. Read story.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Magazine Students

Magazine students at NU-Q, Northwestern University's school in Doha, Qatar, give a shout-out to The Santa Barbara Independent's recent article on body donors by Marilyn Gillard. Read story.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Regina Carter

"Southern Comfort" marks a transition from the exploration of her ... Read More