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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Direct Relief Pushed to the Max

Three Hurricanes, Two Earthquakes Mean All Hands on Deck

Three hurricanes and two earthquakes mean all hands on deck.

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7-Eleven Slurpees Invading State Street?

Big Changes Rock Santa Barbara's Central Business District

Big changes rock Santa Barbara's central business district.

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Do You Wanna Arm Wrestle?

A Slew of Overqualified Municipal Candidates Overwhelms This Old Dog

A slew of overqualified municipal candidates overwhelms this old dog.

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Saks Off 5th to Shut State Street Store

What Happens Next Is a 47,000-Square-Foot Question Mark

What happens next is a 47,000-square-foot question mark.

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Nipomo Oil-by-Rail Plans Derailed

Phillips 66 abandoned the rail infrastructure expansion amid galvanized protest by environmentalists.

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City of Santa Barbara Desal Plant Still Not Fully Operational

Amid hiccups, water availability questions resurface as winter approaches.

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Santa Barbara Feels Effects of Sacramento Housing Legislation

Assembly Bill 1505 authorizes cities to impose affordability requirements.

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Guns and Money in Mandalay

The Question Isn’t Why Stephen Paddock Did What He Did; It is How.

The question isn’t why Stephen Paddock did what he did; it is how.

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From the Chief’s Mouth

Luhnow Highlights Forced De-escalation, Homeless Strategies

Luhnow Highlights Forced De-escalation, Homeless Strategies

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Bigger Log Jam for Psych Patients

County-level negotiations have been holding up patient care at area psych units.

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