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.
Tracing the History and Coping with the Reality of 20 Lost and Three Still Missing
Tracing the history and coping with the reality of 20 lost and three still missing.
Downtown Biz Owner Sues Edison for Thomas Fire
Downtown business owner sues Edison for Thomas Fire.
Cottage Medical Director Dr. Brett Wilson Warns Impacts Will Be Significant and Long-Lasting
Cottage medical director Dr. Brett Wilson warns impacts will be significant and long-lasting.
With at Least Three People Still Unaccounted for, 13 More Canines Assigned to Mudslide Rescue and Recovery Efforts
With at least three people still unaccounted for, 13 more canines have been assigned to mudslide rescue and recovery efforts in the past two days.
Death Toll Climbs to 18
The death toll climbs to 18.
17 People Killed and 100 Homes Destroyed in Post-Thomas Fire Disaster
Seventeen people were killed and 100 homes were destroyed in the post-Thomas Fire disaster.
Al Gore Talks Climate Change in Santa Barbara
Al Gore talks climate change in Santa Barbara
Claim Cites $13 Million in Lost Property Values
The claim cites $13 million in lost property values.
Agencies Statewide Send Searchers for Survivers
Help in search for survivors arrives from Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles counties and National Guard.
New Council Starts Sweet Then Veers Sour
The new council started sweet, but then veered sour.