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.
County Misses Its Target By a Whopping 29 Points
The county misses its target by a whopping 29 percentage points.
Changing of Guard for Second Supervisorial District
There will be a changing of the guard for the second supervisorial district.
Bridget Bryden says she was fired after voicing concerns over lowered qualification standards for new hires.
Meanwhile, national rates continue to spike.
Vote Could Leave Major Political Scar Tissue
The vote could leave major political scar tissue for years to come.
Poodle Gets Misty over a Cordial Developer
Poodle gets misty for the death of a cordial developer.
The figures were released to mark World AIDS Day.
Khalil Byers, 24, could be sentenced to 59 years to life.
Proposed Rules Would Make More Units More Affordable
The proposed rules would make more units more affordable.
Grant for Homeless Relief Project Much Less than Expected
Grant for homeless relief project much less than expected.