Through hell or high-water (literally) father-son duo tackle paper deliveries for Santa Barbara county
Caltrans revises Thursday projection.
Three bars broken into early Tuesday morning.
Cat lovers, rejoice!
Pled not guilty to sexual assault of drugged victim and kidnap.
Montecito’s Four Seasons Resort Won’t Re-Open Until Later in January
Montecito’s Four Seasons Resort won’t re-open until later in January.
Sheriff's Office to conduct 'saturation' patrols.
Fifty pounds of pot alleged to have been found on two suspects.
Holiday prank changed a writer's name and title.
This week, we let the photos tell the full story.
The Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Visual Review of the Year That Was
The Santa Barbara Independent’s annual visual review of the year that was.
Westside and Carpinteria Boys & Girls Clubs have lunch for all.
Local, state, and federal reps will answer questions on Thomas Fire losses, with Spanish translation available.
Mike Eliason's close enough to touch it.
Free food available to offset financial hardships of Thomas Fire.
How Can We Help You During This Tough Time?
How can we help you during this tough time?
Send Us Personal Tales of Life Aside the Flames
Send us personal tales of life aside the flames.
Orders Expanded Dramatically Saturday Morning
Saturday morning orders include areas east of Highway 154, north of APS, most of Montecito.
Gusting Winds Kick up Flames, Voluntary Evacs Extend Through Downtown Santa Barbara
[UPDATE] Gusting winds are kicking up flames, voluntary evacuations are extended into downtown Santa Barbara.
Don't ask our digital editor when the last time he slept was.
Where You Can Donate to Aid Victims or Get Help Yourself
Where you can donate to aid victims or get help yourself.
Eastside Institution Offering Indoor Activities and Food This Week
The Eastside institution is offering indoor activities and food this week.
Strong Overnight Winds Pushed the Blaze Further West; Carpinteria Buildings Threatened and Burned
UPDATE: 1:35 p.m.: Evac order extends into Montecito; warning extends to parts of Mission Canyon and the Riviera.
Several sites accept and distribute food, clothes, and other goods; FEMA funding approved.
Thomas Fire threatens Carpinteria and shrouds South Coast in smoke.
Terry and Matt bring the joy.
Gwendolyn Wu is not letting anything stop her pursuit for her future.
‘Indy’ and the Public Library Hold Contest for Santa Barbara Reads
‘Indy’ and the public library hold a writing contest for Santa Barbara Reads.
The O.G., Laszlo Hodosy.
The 'Santa Barbara Independent' Presents Its Annual Ode to Amazing People
The 'Santa Barbara Independent' presents its annual ode to some of the amazing people who make up our community.
Jerry Roberts, plus Guests Laura Capps, Dale Francisco, Josh Molina, and Kelsey Brugger, Takes on the Week’s News
Jerry Roberts, plus guests Laura Capps, Dale Francisco, Josh Molina, and Kelsey Brugger, takes on the week’s news.
Students at Santa Barbara Dance Arts targeted.
The man, the myth, the legend: Roger Durling
It’s headed to a permanent home in Oregon because it’s become a money-loser during the winter, parks officials say.
Open-to-the-public forum gathers at Unitarian Society Friday evening.
From 'The Resistible Rise of' to the 'Indy.'
Sneddon, Friedman, Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C Maintain Leads as Ballot-Counting Continues
Sneddon, Friedman, Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C maintain their leads as ballot-counting continues.
Find the Ballot Drop-Off Location Nearest You
Find the ballot drop-off location nearest you.
Jeremy Jameel Kim, 19, allegedly stole a phone, jumped on cars, and tackled a woman.
The 'Indy' and the Fund's big collab
The renowned labor activist led the rally in De La Guerra Plaza.
Moderate temblor of 4.3 magnitude rattles Thursday afternoon.
Cycling race will climb Gibraltar Road on May 14, 2018.
Indy intern Dallin Mello talks art, advocacy, and journalism.
Rock removal project closes both northbound lanes for 10 minutes at a time.
Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Delaine Eastin, and John Chiang are participating in the National Union of Healthcare Workers-sponsored forum.
Dressing up or just need new kicks? Here are the best spots for your feet, face, and more.
Who’s got the stiffest drinks and best red wine? All that and more in the best beverage category.
For all your kids’ and pets’ needs, check out the best toy stores, day care, pet shops, and doggie camps in town.
Come and meet our (Best of Santa Barbara®) Team