Laszlo Hodosy has worked for The Santa Barbara Independent since 1984. In fact, it's his first and only job since college. Since moving to Carpinteria right before kindergarten, Laz has never lived anywhere other than the South Coast of Santa Barbara County. Golf is his escape, but he still sucks at it. He loves to garden and says he can make anything grow. he's been married for 15 years to his wife Darla, and while they have no kids, they do share a baker's dozen of nieces and nephews as well as two dogs and three koi fish as pets. Their yard is a tropical garden of Eden. Says Laz, "We bought the yard and it came with the house."