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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Family Sues Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office For Wrongful Death

Bryan Carreño Was Shot 20 Times by Five Deputies

Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.

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Gun Restraining Order Used 20 Times in Santa Barbara County

Only Los Angeles County Used Order More Frequently

Only Los Angeles County used the order more frequently.

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Jane Gore Burns Up the Pavement with Authority and Abandon

Meet One of Santa Barbara's Last Remaining Pedicab Drivers

Meet one of Santa Barbara's last remaining pedicab drivers.

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Both Sides Draw Blood in Dario Pini Trial

City Hall Clashes with Landlord Attorneys over Receivership

The courtroom drama opened with questions about who should have control over how many properties.

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Commuter Train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Is Really Coming

Alt Transportation Experts Flummoxed as Sanity Strikes

Commuter train arriving in Santa Barbara surprises everyone with unexpected sanity.

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Mandatory Evacuation Called for Fire Zones in Santa Barbara County

Heavy rains expected Tuesday-Thursday; debris flows feared.

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Santa Barbara Real Estate’s New Gold Rush

Head Scratching Over Granny Flats Begins to Draw Blood

The city’s Ordinance Committee deliberated full-blown granny flats and “Junior ADUs.”

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Justin Fareed Retracts Nazi-Collaborator Charges

Fundraising Material Focused on Son of George Soros

The congressional candidate’s fundraising against incumbent Salud Carbajal linked Soros family unfavorably to the Holocaust.

CenCal Health Ranks Fourth Statewide

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.

Goleta Man Sues Smitty’s Towing for Fraud

Billed $4,485 For Impounded, Damaged Vehicle

The court papers allege the towing company damaged his truck and billed him $4,485.

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