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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Banned in Santa Barbara

No More Plastic Straws or Styrofoam

City Council says no more plastic straws or Styrofoam.

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Judge Strikes Down La Casa de la Raza Bankruptcy

Nonprofit's Board Not Legally Constituted

The nonprofit's board of directors was not assembled properly.

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County Jail Grievances Drop

Response and Treatment Rates Rise

Response and medical treatment rates are on the rise.

County Redistricting Measures Head to Ballot

Voters Will Decide on Commission to Redraw Supervisor Districts

Voters will decide on a commission to change supervisor district boundaries.

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County Supes Don’t Just Talk About the Weather; They Actually Do Something!

UCSB Prof Gives Media Low Marks for Reporting on Climate Change

County supes consider buying green energy, and a UCSB prof wants more reporting on climate change.

Lompoc Approves Cannabis Lounge

On-Site Inhaling Allowed

City location allows on-site consumption.

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Faced with a Gun, Sheriff's Sergeant Holds His Fire

Makes Potentially Life-Saving Decision During Welfare Call

Sgt. Freddy Padilla reflects on potentially life-saving decisions during welfare call.

Last One Standing: Melinda Burns or Wendy McCaw?

Real News Still Practiced Here

After 12 years, Melinda Burns and Wendy McCaw are both still standing.

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Three Pot Shops Get Green Light in Santa Barbara

Opening of New Cannabis Storefronts Remains Months Away

The opening of new cannabis storefronts remains months away.

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Bob Lovejoy Dies

The owner of the Pickle Room and Three Pickles was 69.

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