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.

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Iraq War Veteran Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

Eddie Van Tassel Accused of Binding Puppy's Muzzle and Legs with Rubber Bands

Eddie Van Tassel is accused of binding his puppy's muzzle and legs with rubber bands.

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UCSB Leads Charge for Santa Barbara Bike-Sharing

New Study Says Program Could Be Launched Within the Year

A new study says the program could be launched within the year.

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Electric Bikes Let You Zoom Uphill

They Don’t Defy Gravity, but They Definitely Fight Back

I cackled with disbelief as I zoomed up the steep Flora Vista Drive at a blistering 17 miles an hour.

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Triple Homicide Collides with Second Amendment

Riffing on Silencers, Baseball, Congress, and Rage-a-holics with Guns

The Poodle riffs on silencers, baseball, Congress, and rage-a-holics with guns.

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News Commentary: Is That a Silencer in Your Pocket?

Or Are You Just Glad to See Me? Reflecting on Baseball, Congress, and Rage-a-holics with Guns

Or are you just glad to see me? Reflecting on baseball, Congress, and rage-a-holics with guns.

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Trash Wars Flare Up

City Balks at Pending Rate Increase as Landfill Expansion Plan Stalls

City balks at a pending rate increase as the landfill expansion plan stalls.

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Carrizo Plain: The American Serengeti

National Monument Is Small but Significant Remnant of Great Grasslands

National Monument qualifies as a small but significant remnant of what was once one of the world’s great grasslands.

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The Rooskies Are Coming

Poodle Riffs on Jeff Sessions, Oliver Stone, and Visiting Russians

The Poodle riffs on Jeff Sessions, Oliver Stone, and visiting Russians.

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State Street Vacancy Solutions Sought

Retail Consultants Say Downtown Corridor Caters Too Much to Tourists

Retail consultants say the downtown corridor caters too much to tourists.

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Blue and Green 2017

Our Annual Ode to the Great Outdoors

Our annual ode to the great outdoors.

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