Our sales administrator, Madison Chackel, reveals the fuel that runs the Indy.
Our creative director, Caitlin Fitch, reflects on her creative process.
Hurricane Fabio's High Surf Created Sand Slurry at Santa Barbara Creek Mouth
Hurricane Fabio's high surf created sand slurry at the mouth of Mission Creek.
Roadside fires extinguished by crews and helicopter water drops.
Two men apprehended after citizen observation at Valero gas station.
Our Marketing & Promotions Manager, Emily, tells us about her favorite burger for Burger Week.
Plant-Based, Beef-Like Burgers to Find in Santa Barbara
Plant-based, beef-like burgers to find in Santa Barbara.
Our Second Annual Celebration of America’s Favorite Food
It’s our second annual celebration of America’s favorite food.
Two men spotted wearing clothing they reportedly stole the night before.
Reservations are free and made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Indy vet returns from her time in Mexico City and adjusts to life in SB once again.
Dylan Sulit-Swalley was paroled from Pelican Bay State Prison last year.
Man Accused of Using a Stolen Credit Card to Buy Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Computer Goods.
Man accused of using a stolen credit card to buy thousands of dollars' worth of computer goods.
Indy intern takes her talents and skills abroad.
'Santa Barbara Independent’ Annual Adventure Guide to the Great Outdoors
The “Santa Barbara Independent” annual adventure guide to the great outdoors.
Detectives describe four suspects holding a guard at gunpoint.
Meet the author of this week's cover story.
As Expected, Carbajal and Fareed Will Meet Again, in November
Incumbent Salud Carbajal will face off against Justin Fareed (again) in November.
Here Are the Latest Election-Night Results and Reactions
[UPDATE: 2:01 p.m.] All county and state precincts have reported their results; final numbers are now available.
Deanna Lynne Ramirez, 55, wrote bad checks at Home Improvement Center.
Live video of the baby condors is streaming from Hopper Mountain in Ventura County.
More Than 60,000 County Residents Live in Poverty and Struggle for Their Next Meal
More than 60,000 county residents live in poverty and struggle for their next meal.
Intern Menaka Wilhelm stays busy, whether working on stories or making stained glass and pottery.
Meet the latest addition to our production team.
Injured while taking photo of friends in Isla Vista.
Kenneth Riley Jr., 35, was hiding in the elevator and peering outside.
Copy intern by day, normalizing sex education by night.
Catch all four candidates in a candid discussion of city issues and personal quirks.
'Indy' veteran reminisces about her many odd jobs just in time for this week's "Workin' It" edition.
Oscar Gutierrez, Elizabeth Hunter, Ken Rivas, and Michael Vidal will join the Independent's Tyler Hayden for the Wednesday evening event.
Sheriff's officials asking for public's help to investigate the incident.
Indy's resident physicist delves into the local art scene.
Disaster after disaster, our Indy team never relents!
Our Annual Ode to the State of Our Planet
Our annual ode to the state of our planet.
Frank Holguin goes way, way back.
[Update: 2:48 p.m.] Thursday's quake comes 2 days after seismic activity was also recorded near Point Conception
Surfer by day, foodie by night, this Indy intern does it all.
Indy intern Julia Lee talks representation.
Graphic design, photography, and videography, what can this viodro
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.
Inside the Medicine and Markets of the Modern Marijuana Industry
Inside the medicine and markets of the modern marijuana industry.
Entrepreneurs of Flowers, Edibles, Vapor Oils, Tinctures, and Homegrown Marijuana Options
Entrepreneurs of flowers, edibles, tinctures, and homegrown marijuana options.
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.
John Rose picks 'em up, hot off the presses.
Four-Day Festival Devoted to the Art of Puppetry Begins
Four-day festival devoted to the art of puppetry kicks off March 1.
From Italy to Santa Barbara, Blaze Manzotti embraces the food, culture and more!