Famous Chef Larry Forgione Charged with Misdemeanor for Driving Into Gilbert Ramirez
Famous Chef Larry Forgione charged with misdemeanor for driving into Gilbert Ramirez on February 24.
This years St. Patrick Day Stroll is the pot o'gold at the end of the post-showers rainbow
Here's How the Community is Contributing and How You Can, Too
Here's how the community is contributing and how you can, too.
A Look at Post-Disaster Efforts So Far, from the Bucket Brigade to Jack Johnson’s Benefit
A look at post-disaster efforts so far, from the Bucket Brigade to Jack Johnson’s benefit show.
Entrepreneurs of Flowers, Edibles, Vapor Oils, Tinctures, and Homegrown Marijuana Options
Entrepreneurs of flowers, edibles, tinctures, and homegrown marijuana options.
Inside the Medicine and Markets of the Modern Marijuana Industry
Inside the medicine and markets of the modern marijuana industry.
Increase Attributed to Thomas Fire and Debris Flow Stays
Increase attributed to Thomas Fire and Debris Flow stays.
Victims in Buellton and Isla Vista revived by Sheriff's deputies.
Four-Day Festival Devoted to the Art of Puppetry Begins
Four-day festival devoted to the art of puppetry kicks off March 1.
John Rose picks 'em up, hot off the presses.
From Italy to Santa Barbara, Blaze Manzotti embraces the food, culture and more!
County flood control engineer Jon Frye explains the rare geological event.
Sally Isaacson Begins 'Backyard Wildlife' Column
Sally Isaacson begins 'Backyard Wildlife' column.
Homegrown Features, Shorts, Short Docs, and Reel Nature Films
Homegrown features, shorts, short docs, and Reel Nature films.
"I could have been looking at all this great art and reading these cool stories!"
Introducing the newest, and youngest, member of the 'Indy' family!
What to Expect When You Walk Into Your First Cannabis Retailer
What to expect when you walk into your first cannabis retailer.
Children, Students, Young Adults, Middle-Aged Executives, Landscapers, Well-to-Do Retirees, Immigrants from Near and Far
Children, students, young adults, middle-aged executives, landscapers, well-to-do retirees, immigrants from near and far
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 '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.
The O.G., Laszlo Hodosy.
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.