Brandon, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, was raised in Tucson, Arizona. With a background in community organizing, multimedia storytelling, and political advocacy, he's always looking for innovative and immersive ways to tell stories from the margins.
With an eye to constantly evolving media landscapes and our community's rapidly growing political consciousness, Brandon is honored to be a part of an Indy team that's lending to a more well-informed Central Coast citizenry.
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Rainfall Rates Came in Lower Than Anticipated
[Update: 11:31 a.m.] Rainfall rates came in lower than anticipated.
Classes Remain in Session, but Some Students Stay Home
[Update] More written threats found on Friday in boy's locker room.
Areas Under Voluntary Evacuation Warning Were Hardest-Hit
The areas under a voluntary evacuation warning were the hardest hit, as seen from above.
No charges have been filed.
Before and After Looks at San Ysidro Creek, Knowlwood Tennis Club Neighborhood, and Fernald Point
Before and after looks at San Ysidro Creek, the Knowlwood Tennis Club neighborhood, and Fernald Point.
The Independent is mapping impacted areas as responders focus on rescue and repair efforts.
Home by Home, We’re Building a Map of the Effect of the Mudslides on Montecito
Home by home, we’re building a map of the effects of the mudslides on Montecito.
FEMA Asserts Flood and Mud Covered Under Thomas Fire Declaration
FEMA asserts flood and mud covered under Thomas Fire declaration.
The rescue is just one of hundreds that have occurred or are ongoing.
Gibraltar and Camino Cielo Lines Held Overnight, Suppression Efforts Continue with More Wind Expected
The Gibraltar and Camino Cielo lines held overnight, and suppression efforts continue with more winds expected.