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Matt Kettmann started at The Independent in 1999, working as a proofreader, news reporter, and pop culture editor before becoming senior editor in 2006.
In addition to covering Santa Barbara affairs for 15-plus years and overseeing Independent.com, the San Jose native and UCSB grad has tracked down stories in such places as Bolivia, Belize, Costa Rica, Uganda, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, France, Spain, Mexico, and the wartorn, officially unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
He is also a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast, reviewing the wines and covering the culture of the Central Coast, and has written about a variety of topics for the New York Times, TIME Magazine, Smithsonian, Wine Spectator, Sunset, and other publications large and small.
For more of his work, you can also see MattKettmann.com.
Mexican Restaurant Offering Free Meals at All Four Locations
Mexican restaurant offering free meals at all four locations.
Fire Officials Expected Movement, Not Concerned; Schools Canceled on Monday
Fire officials expected this movement, not concerned; schools canceled on Monday.
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Grower champagnes star at this luxurious Wine + Beer event on December 9 in the Public Market.
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‘Coloring Santa Barbara’ features 31 pages of landmarks to color for all ages.
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Where to buy what this holiday season.
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The Utah-based company plans to expand the Santa Barbara brewery’s staff and beer offerings.
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Spencer Barnitz on his latest song, salsa dancing, and portraying Santa Barbara.
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Nonprofit veteran Alison Laslett named CEO of county’s wine country association.
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Wine country chefs Brooke Stockwell and Drew Terp collaborate to celebrate Jewish holiday.