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.
Bryan Carreño Was Shot 20 Times by Five Deputies
Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.
Only Los Angeles County Used Order More Frequently
Only Los Angeles County used the order more frequently.
Meet One of Santa Barbara's Last Remaining Pedicab Drivers
Meet one of Santa Barbara's last remaining pedicab drivers.
City Hall Clashes with Landlord Attorneys over Receivership
The courtroom drama opened with questions about who should have control over how many properties.
Alt Transportation Experts Flummoxed as Sanity Strikes
Commuter train arriving in Santa Barbara surprises everyone with unexpected sanity.
Heavy rains expected Tuesday-Thursday; debris flows feared.
Head Scratching Over Granny Flats Begins to Draw Blood
The city’s Ordinance Committee deliberated full-blown granny flats and “Junior ADUs.”
Fundraising Material Focused on Son of George Soros
The congressional candidate’s fundraising against incumbent Salud Carbajal linked Soros family unfavorably to the Holocaust.
Health Plan Covers 20 Percent of S.B., S.L.O. Counties
The full-service health plan covers 20 percent of population in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
Billed $4,485 For Impounded, Damaged Vehicle
The court papers allege the towing company damaged his truck and billed him $4,485.