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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Unions Win Big in City Construction Showdown

Contractors Accuse Councilmembers of Being Bought and Paid For

Contractors accuse councilmembers of being bought and paid for.

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News Commentary: Death Penalty Shouts and Whispers

Governor's Reprieve Has Little Effect in Santa Barbara

Governor's reprieve has little effect in Santa Barbara, except in the Han case.

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Affordable Housing Proposal Rejected

Planning Commission Votes Against Below-Market Rate Requirements

Planning Commission votes against below-market rate requirements.

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City Removing State Street Fountains

Officials Say They Attract Homeless People and Nuisance Crime

Officials say they attract homeless people and nuisance crime.

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Three-Strike Lifer Gets Early Release for 'Meritorious Conduct'

Brenda Ross Was Originally Sentenced for Trying to Stab a Pregnant Woman In the Stomach

Brenda Ross was originally sentenced for trying to stab a pregnant woman in the stomach.

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In Battle of Hoop Houses, Cannabis Wins

Tensions Between Wine and Weed Bubble Over in Santa Ynez Valley

Tensions between wine and weed bubble over in Santa Ynez Valley.

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Farmer's Market Not Happy Yet

De la Guerra Plaza May Not Work As a New Home, Leaders Say

De la Guerra Plaza may not work as a new home, leaders say.

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What Do You Want De la Guerra Plaza to Look Like?

Special planning workshop this Saturday afternoon.

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Progress Made in 'Scooter Summit'

Mobility Experts Convene at Faulkner Gallery

Mobility experts convene at Faulkner Gallery.

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Plug Pulled on Highly Effective Mental-Health Program

Staffing Shortage Dooms Pilot Program that Found Weapons Cache

Staffing shortage dooms pilot program that found weapons cache.

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