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All's Well That Ends Wells in Montecito

Water district officials request emergency moratorium on new applications.

Ensemble Stages the U.S. Premiere of The Best Brothers

In Daniel MacIvor’s play, brothers must bury their mother and resolve her estate.

Kids Helping Kids

This year, Kids Helping Kids has secured platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson to headline the fundraiser.

Avi Buffalo Is Growing Up and Out

The young Sub Pop signees return to the fold and play SOhO in support of their new sophomore album.

Turkey Day Tunes

Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips and L.A. songwriter Velasco make us the ultimate Thanksgiving playlist.

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence steals the show in this otherwise plodding lead up to the franchise’s finale.

Tercero Verbiage Blanc

Review of Tercero Verbiage Blanc 2013.

Local Hero: Michael Morgan

Short film called "Going Home."

Local Heroes 2014

The Santa Barbara Independent's annual celebration of good people.

Local Hero: Arnette Zerbe

Short film called "It's Not 'Those' People."

Local Hero: Felice Fernandez

Short film called "A Useful Life."

UCSB Men’s Basketball

The Gauchos are poised for a great season with returning star Alan Williams and swingman John Green.

March of the Mutt-Mitted Zombies

A re-branding effort is underway for county mental health, but what about the Puff Unit?

Local Hero: Joe Coito

Short film called “It Still Gives Me Chills."

Richie DeMaria

A recent graduate of Occidental College, news intern Richie DeMaria has already written about dying with dignity, Mars rovers, and the Foo Fighters in the brief few weeks he's been with The Santa Barbara Independent.

The Delights of Diehl's Grocery

John, Edward, and William Diehl's grocery story was known for dazzling displays of fresh and exotic items.

Local Hero: Beverley Schwartzberg

Short film called “She Can Read For Pleasure."

Local Hero: Monica Spear

Short film called “The 'Mayor' of Girls Inc."

volume 29, number 463, Nov. 26-Dec. 4, 2014

Local Heroes 2014

State Urged to Fix Fatally Flawed 9-1-1 System

Lawsuit filed over Santa Barbara woman's death after routing snafu.

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