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.
No More Plastic Straws or Styrofoam
City Council says no more plastic straws or Styrofoam.
Nonprofit's Board Not Legally Constituted
The nonprofit's board of directors was not assembled properly.
Response and Treatment Rates Rise
Response and medical treatment rates are on the rise.
Voters Will Decide on Commission to Redraw Supervisor Districts
Voters will decide on a commission to change supervisor district boundaries.
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.
On-Site Inhaling Allowed
City location allows on-site consumption.
Makes Potentially Life-Saving Decision During Welfare Call
Sgt. Freddy Padilla reflects on potentially life-saving decisions during welfare call.
Real News Still Practiced Here
After 12 years, Melinda Burns and Wendy McCaw are both still standing.
Opening of New Cannabis Storefronts Remains Months Away
The opening of new cannabis storefronts remains months away.
The owner of the Pickle Room and Three Pickles was 69.