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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Tajiguas Landfill's $110 Million Oops

Coastal Zone Boundary Mix-Up Renders Permits Null and Void

The Coastal Zone Boundary mix-up renders permits null and void.

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Drought Watch: 'Far from Over'

City, County Water Agencies Spar Over Cachuma Contract

City and county water agencies are sparring over their Lake Cachuma contracts.

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From Isla Vista to Trump’s Ear

How Santa Barbara Propelled Sean Hannity to Fame and Fortune in Just 28 Short Years

How Santa Barbara propelled Sean Hannity to fame and fortune in just 28 short years.

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Venoco Ditches Platform Holly

State Takes Over Lease, Begins Process of Decommissioning Oil Rig

The state takes over the lease and begins the process of decommission the oil rig.

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Battle to Save Santa Barbara’s Mission Creek

How Blind Cabinetmaker Bruce Munson Fought the Army Corps of Engineers and Won—Almost

How the blind cabinetmaker Bruce Munson fought the Army Corps of Engineers and won—almost.

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Retail Apocalypse Hits Santa Barbara

Downtown Vacancies Mean It’s Time to Round Up the Usual Suspects

Downtown vacancies mean it’s time to round up the usual suspects.

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Laura's Law on Chopping Block

The Pilot Program is Only Four Months Old

The pilot program is only four months old.

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Ideological Throw Down as County Supes Discuss Health Care

Political Rifts Underlined During Budget Discussion

Political rifts underlined during budget discussion.

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Cottage-Sansum Merger Mystery

Four Years In, All Parties Mum

Four years in, all involved parties are still mum.

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Mixed Reactions to Single-Payer Bill

Jackson Unsure if She Supports

Jackson is unsure if she supports the proposed legislation.

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