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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.
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Classic Drinks in Classic Setting on Coast Village Road
Classic drinks in classic setting on Coast Village Road.
Marla Daily Discusses Her New Photographic History of the Smallest Channel Island
Marla Daily discusses her new photographic history of the smallest Channel Island.
New Zealand Brewery One of Many Coming to Firestone Walker’s Terroir Project Festival
New Zealand brewery one of many coming to Firestone Walker’s Terroir Project festival.
34th Annual Seasonal Shellfish Soirée Runs ’til End of Fall at Goleta Beach
The 34th annual seasonal shellfish soirée runs ’til end of fall at Goleta Beach.
Meet the New Executive Chef @ Outpost at The Goodland
Meet the new executive chef @ Outpost at The Goodland.
Soulful Texas Crooner Plays After Smooth Instrumentalists Khruangbin
Soulful Texas crooner plays after smooth instrumentalists Khruangbin.
Canary Hotel Brings Back Oyster-Eating Battle
The Canary Hotel is bringing back the oyster-eating battle on September 16.
Andy Busch Building a Legacy on Historic Ranch off Highway 101
Andy Busch is building his legacy project on historic ranch off Highway 101.
The Second Annual Polo & Wine Festival Happens on September 8
The second annual Polo & Wine Festival happens on September 8.
Croatian Artist Designs Portrait Series for Soulful Crooner
Croatian artist designs portrait series for soulful crooner, who performs in Santa Barbara on September 12.