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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Saving Downtown Santa Barbara with Consultants

City Hires Private Firm to Craft Strategic Plan

City Hall hires a private firm to craft a strategic plan.

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Orcutt Killing Autopsy Results: Grim and Grimmer

Coroner's report states three victims stabbed and beaten with a sledgehammer.

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The Marc Sells for $56 Million

Development Catered to Upper Middle Class

First density development in Santa Barbara in decades catered to upper middle class.

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Pot Busts: Booking Them Softly

'Very Nice People' Charged with Falsifying Cannabis Grow Dates

'Very nice people' falsified cannabis grow dates, prosecutor Lee Carter charges.

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New Restaurant Chosen for Cabrillo Pavilion

Of the two applicants, city selects Newport Beach restaurateur.

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Trump Is the National Emergency

Is that $5.7 Billion in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Donald Trump as our national emergency is costing a lot more than $5.7 billion.

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Big Changes for Ortega Park

New Pools, Waterslide, Skate Park, Artificial Turf, and Fence Envisioned

City envisions new pools, waterslide, skate park, artificial turf, and fence.

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Direct Relief Delivering Medical Aid to Yemen's Nightmare Zone

22 Million of Yemen’s Population of 28 Million are Experiencing Food Insecurity

22 million of Yemen’s population of 28 million are experiencing food insecurity.

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Governor Orders New Tests for Death Row Inmate

Kevin Cooper Was Arrested in Santa Barbara in 1983

Kevin Cooper was arrested in Santa Barbara in 1983.

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Deep Santa Barbara Connections to Trumpville

From A to Zinke: The Fall of Western Civilization

The Santa Barbara connection to Trumpville and the fall of Western Civilization

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