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.
New Eastside Bridge Culminates Years of Struggle
Grand opening for new Eastside bridge conveys a tingle of progress.
Average Monthly Rent for a Studio Is Up $400 Since 2013
The average rent for a South Coast studio is $1,553.
Revenue Close to Falling Short of Expenses
Population was twice today's; revenue close to falling short of expenses.
Council Approves Additional $375K in Protracted Enforcement
The City Council has approved upward of $375,000 for additional enforcement.
Trial Starts May 30 in Santa Barbara Superior Court
The trial starts May 30 in Judge Brian Hill’s courtroom.
Former Santa Barbara County supervisor confirms his appointment as regional head of Environmental Protection Agency.
Initial Reports Indicate $11M Between Four Counties
Early reports indicate that four Southern California counties may share $11 million.
County Responds to Nationwide Shortage
Santa Barbara Country is feeling effects of nationwide shortage.
Courtroom Showdown Over Plains Pipeline Rupture Gets Underway
Open arguments were presented Monday on the pipeline rupture.
Santa Barbara Weed Industry Awash in Political Connections and Too Much Product
Cannabis grower John Sherman De Friel has been appointed to the county’s Agricultural Advisory Commission.