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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Carbajal Joins Bill Protecting National Monuments

It would give Congress, not the president, the power to redraw boundaries.

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County Crude Report Highlights Greka, Plains, and Other Spills

Three Major Onshore Projects Are Now Up for Consideration

Three major onshore projects are now up for consideration.

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Scooters Threaten Santa Barbara’s Civic Tranquility with Too Much Fun

A Fad, a Craze, or the Future?

Are e-scooters a fad, a craze, or the future?

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$20 Million Makeover for Paseo Nuevo Mall

Owners Pledge to Install Fire Pits, Bocce Ball Court

The owners pledge to install fire pits and a bocce ball court.

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Council Appoints Meagan Harmon to District 6 Seat

Political Newcomer Beats Out Crowded Field

The political newcomer beat out a crowded field of veterans and hopefuls.

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Cannabis Cops Raid Carpinteria Grow Operation

It was located right near Carpinteria High School

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Attacking Death with Vision Zero and Cans of Paint

City of Santa Barbara restripes road to increase safety by reducing speeds.

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Santa Barbara City Council Applicants Vie for One Empty Seat

District 6 Appointment Will Be Made February 12

Appointment of one from among 10 for District 6 will be made February 12.

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Tempers Flare at County Cannabis Confab

Growers Clash with Concerned Carpinterians Group and Wine-Industry Reps

Growers clash with Concerned Carpinterians group and wine-industry reps.

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'Dude, Where's My Water,' Montecito Asks

Montecito and City of Santa Barbara Close to Desal Contract

Montecito close to contract with City of Santa Barbara for desalinated water.

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