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Ava Goes Seoul Searching

Indy Production Designer Discovers South Korea

Indy production designer discovers South Korea

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Bullet Holes Found in Goleta Barbershop Window

Public's help requested in shooting investigation.

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Free Emergency Response Training

Indy Hosting CERT Class with County Fire's Mike Eliason

The Independent is hosting a CERT class with County Fire's Mike Eliason.

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UCSB Grad Research Ranked Number 1

Materials program receives top ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

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Watch Santa Barbara's Lightning Storm Approach

Mike Troy, who was up in Rancho del Cuervo when Tuesday night's lightning storm hit, sent over amazing footage of the lightshow coming ashore.

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Paisley Shoemaker, Court-Reporting Intern

Interesting Stories Are Often Hiding Just Beneath the Surface

Interesting stories are often hiding just beneath the surface.

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Thunderstorms Arrive Spectacularly

Rain Totals Now Above Normal-Year Average

Rain total now above normal-year average.

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Evacuations Called Ahead of Tuesday's Storm

Residents in "red zones" are ordered out by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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Amelia Buckley, News Intern

Lesson Learned: You Can Never Ask Too Many Questions

You can never ask too many questions, she’s learned.

Work on 101 Through Carpinteria to Close Highway

Northbound lanes have work going on overhead at Linden Avenue during the night on Monday and Tuesday.

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Julia Keane, Photography Intern; Harvest Keeney, Digital Intern

These Two Shutterbugs Did Most of the Indy’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival Photography

These two shutterbugs did most of the Indy’s SBIFF photography.

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Work on Carpinteria Section to Close 101

Wednesday and Thursday overnight closures will alternate in both directions.

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Women's March Organizes Against Emergency Declaration

Grass-roots groups to hold protests on Presidents' Day.

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Caltrans Estimates 154 Will Open Mid-March

Repairs ongoing at a cost of $2.2 million after Whittier Fire debris blocks culvert.

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Love Is In the Air

Five ‘Indy’ Staffers are Engaged

Five “Indy” staffers are engaged.

Teen at Goleta Hospital with Gunshot Wound

Monday evening visit brings deputies to investigate.

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Incident occurred at Fairview and Stow Canyon Road intersection.

Rain Likely, but Amount Uncertain

Santa Barbara County states debris flows not expected with week's storms but advises vigilance.

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Sheriff’s Dog Takes Down Alleged Stalker

Odin helped end a dangerous pursuit in Goleta.

City Lands $6.6 Million in Construction Grants

Monies Arrive from State Transportation Commission

Monies arrive from State Transportation Commission.

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Public Asked to Help Identify Suspect in Crimes Against a Child

SBPD have been investigating for 10 months.

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SBIFF Celebration of Cinema Continues

Festival Heads into its Last Weekend

Film festival heads into its last weekend.

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Ben Ciccati, ‘Indy’ Illustrator

Former Art Director Back with Santa Barbara International Film Festival Cover Creations

Our former art director is back with SBIFF cover creations.

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Update: San Marcos Gunman Scare a False Alarm

Man Was Holding a Radiator Hose, Not a Gun

The man in question was holding a radiator hose, not a gun.

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Evacuation Order Lifted in Santa Barbara County

[Update] State Route 154 remains blocked; evacuation has ended; rains less than predicted.

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Santa Barbara Extends Evacuations to Sunday

Highway 101 Expected to Reopen Fully This Evening

Highway 101 expected to reopen fully by 8 p.m.

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Flash Flood Warning Extended for SE Santa Barbara County

Highway and roads closed from flooding and debris in roadway.

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Flood Warnings Issued for Santa Barbara Burn Areas

Areas below Sherpa, Whittier, Thomas Fire burn scars and City of Santa Barbara residents notified of imminent flooding.

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Evacuation Order Issued for 8 p.m. Friday Night

A powerful storm is headed for Santa Barbara and could trigger flooding, debris flows.

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Hidden Drug Lab Discovered at Goleta Marriott Hotel

A maintenance employee was allegedly cooking up DMT in the hotel’s boiler room.

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SBIFF Freebies

Get the Info on Festival Deals

Get the info on festival deals.

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Vote for Your Fave Film at SBIFF

‘Independent’ Once Again Sponsors Film Fest’s Audience Choice Award

The ‘Independent’ is once again sponsoring the film fest’s Audience Choice Award.

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National Leaders Lend Support to '69 Spill Remembrance

The fight for the planet is just beginning, environmentalists declare on Sunday.

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Audubon Holds Bird-Watching Event for Kids

Takes place Saturday at Lake Los Carneros.

Armed Robbery in Carpinteria

Wednesday night theft occurs at gunpoint.

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Maya Chiodo, Multimedia Intern

Combining the Arts and Storytelling

Combining the arts and storytelling.

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Kira, Canine Creative Director

Life Is All About Chicken, Fetch, and Smells

Life is all about chicken, fetch, and smells.

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Can Santa Barbara Cope with Climate Change?

Adaptation Is Now the Name of the Game

With the weather growing ever weirder, adaptation is now the name of the game.

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Henry Thompson Named New Airport Director

He previously headed the airport in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Santa Barbara Dodges Serious Storm Bullet

Heavy system split north and south.

Evacuation Order Lifted for Santa Barbara County

Decreased rain forecast prompts all clear.

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Madison Chackel, Sales Representative

Our Former Sales Administrator Is Now an Ad Rep

Our former Sales Administrator is now an ad rep.

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1/9: A Documentary

Survivors recount the Montecito debris flow.

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Robbery Suspect Caught by Carpinterians

Police receive call of fight downtown; find suspect pinned by citizens.

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New Flag from Old Hose Goes on Display

Santa Barbara County Courthouse accepts flag to honor first responders and veterans.

National Weather Service Issues Flood Advisory

Strong storms are moving through Santa Barbara County.

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Candlelit Remembrance Walk Scheduled for 1/9

'Raising Our Light' event commemorates the Montecito community tragedy.

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Maggie Yates, Contributor

Cover Story Author Explores History of Santa Barbara Costuming

Cover story author explores the history of Santa Barbara costuming.

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Rock Cocaine Bust Made on Nogal Drive

Property housed a preschool and animal rescue site.

More Details Released on Triple Homicide

Relationships between the dead clarified, autopsies pending.