Nick Welsh

Nick Welsh is a cartoonist trapped in a writer's body. During his long career at The Santa Barbara Independent, he has yet to learn how to draw. Nor, in fact, has he ever learned to type. Even so, he manages to pound out a relentless stream of news articles every week on a wide range of subjects. In addition, he writes the Angry Poodle column.

Recent Stories

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News Commentary: Banjo Player in a Nudist Colony

The Body Slam Heard Round the World

The body slam heard round the world.

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City Plonks Down $5 Million for Toilet to Tap

Future Water Recycle Property Considered

Property near waste-water plant eyed for future water recycling.

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Trump’s Budget, Bums, and State Street

All Dressed Up with No Place to Shop in Santa Barbara

All dressed up with no place to shop in Santa Barbara.

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Towbes Tribute Raises the House

Governor Brown Praises Developer-Banker-Philanthropist

Governor Brown praises developer-banker-philanthropist.

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The Case Against Dario Pini Proceeds

City Alleges Violations Constitute 'Unfair Competition'

The city of Santa Barbara alleges a quantity of violations constitute 'unfair competition.'

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Welcome to the Madhouse

Looking for Mental-Health Help in All the Wrong Places

The Hickey family looks for mental-health help in all the wrong places.

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Laura's Law Lives to Fight Another Day

Supes Back Mental Health Program Despite Budget Woes

Supervisors backed the mental health program despite budget woes.

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Cottage, Sansum Pull Plug on Merger Application

Health Care Organizations Waited Four Years for FTC Decision

The health care organizations waited for years for an FTC decision.

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Profiles of Cool Careers, and the Latest Employment Trends in Santa Barbara County

Profiles of cool careers and the latest employment trends in Santa Barbara County.

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An Inside Look At Physician-Assisted Suicide

Dr. Kass Reflects: “It Was Extraordinarily Difficult”

Prominent Santa Barbara doctor reflects; “It was extraordinarily difficult.”

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