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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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Far Higher than Projected

County Misses Its Target By a Whopping 29 Points

The county misses its target by a whopping 29 percentage points.

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Toasts and Roasts for Wolf and Hart

Changing of Guard for Second Supervisorial District

There will be a changing of the guard for the second supervisorial district.

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Police Dispatch Whistleblower Claims Wrongful Termination

Bridget Bryden says she was fired after voicing concerns over lowered qualification standards for new hires.

Santa Barbara Suicides Drop

Meanwhile, national rates continue to spike.

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Big Union Win for City Public Works Contracts

Vote Could Leave Major Political Scar Tissue

The vote could leave major political scar tissue for years to come.

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So Long to Jerry Beaver

Poodle Gets Misty over a Cordial Developer

Poodle gets misty for the death of a cordial developer.

County Reports 27 New HIV Cases This Year

The figures were released to mark World AIDS Day.

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Trial Starts in Homeless Woman Rape Case

Khalil Byers, 24, could be sentenced to 59 years to life.

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Council Votes to Tweak Highly Debated Housing Program

Proposed Rules Would Make More Units More Affordable

The proposed rules would make more units more affordable.

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Tiny House Controversy Just Got Smaller

Grant for Homeless Relief Project Much Less than Expected

Grant for homeless relief project much less than expected.

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