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Thefts of Opportunity Alleged

Students at Santa Barbara Dance Arts targeted.

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Writer’s Stamp

The man, the myth, the legend: Roger Durling

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Chase Palm Park Carousel Leaving Santa Barbara

It’s headed to a permanent home in Oregon because it’s become a money-loser during the winter, parks officials say.

Santa Barbara Holds Candlelight Vigil for Runaway Youth

Open-to-the-public forum gathers at Unitarian Society Friday evening.

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The Irresistible Elena

From 'The Resistible Rise of' to the 'Indy.'

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Cathy Murillo Set to Become Santa Barbara's Next Mayor as Hotchkiss Concedes

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.

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Still Haven't Voted? We've Got You Covered

Find the Ballot Drop-Off Location Nearest You

Find the ballot drop-off location nearest you.

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UCSB Student Arrested After Bizarre Crime Spree

Jeremy Jameel Kim, 19, allegedly stole a phone, jumped on cars, and tackled a woman.

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The Gift of Giving

The 'Indy' and the Fund's big collab

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LIVE: Dolores Huerta Leads Rally for Mayoral Candidate Cathy Murillo

The renowned labor activist led the rally in De La Guerra Plaza.

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Earthquake Shakes Lompoc

Moderate temblor of 4.3 magnitude rattles Thursday afternoon.

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Amgen Finish Line Returning to Santa Barbara

Cycling race will climb Gibraltar Road on May 14, 2018.

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Beyond Imagery

Indy intern Dallin Mello talks art, advocacy, and journalism.

Temporary Highway 101 Closures at Gaviota Wednesday

Rock removal project closes both northbound lanes for 10 minutes at a time.

LIVE: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Appear at Forum

Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Delaine Eastin, and John Chiang are participating in the National Union of Healthcare Workers-sponsored forum.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Romance

Beauty and the beaches — find the most romantic places to take a first date, get married, or celebrate an anniversary.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Little Creatures

For all your kids’ and pets’ needs, check out the best toy stores, day care, pet shops, and doggie camps in town.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Driving

Cars, motorcycles, and more — here are the best places to get your automobile fixes.

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Best of the Best

Come and meet our (Best of Santa Barbara®) Team

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Best of Santa Barbara® Readers' Poll 2017

Our Annual Celebration of the People and Places That Make Santa Barbara Out of This World

Our annual celebration of the people and places that make Santa Barbara out of this world

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Out and About

Music, movies, bowling, theater, billiards — find the best things to do outside of work.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Media

From columnists to websites, here’s the best way to stay in touch with the world around us.

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Santa Barbara City Council Endorsements

Kristen Sneddon, Eric Friedman, Gregg Hart

Vote for Kristen Sneddon in District 4, Eric Friedman in District 5, and Gregg Hart in District 6

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Eating

Fancy dishes, big burgers, and taco triumphs can all be found in this best dining round-up.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Sporting Life

From martial arts studios to surf shops, here are the best places for keeping active.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Drinking

Who’s got the stiffest drinks and best red wine? All that and more in the best beverage category.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Living Well

Find the best places to indulge in life outside of work — from cameras to books to music to computer repair, and all things in between.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Housing

From gardening to house decorating to buying a home, the housing category has answers to all of your questions.

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Best of Santa Barbara® 2017: Looking Good

Dressing up or just need new kicks? Here are the best spots for your feet, face, and more.

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LIVE: Five Mayoral Candidates Debate at SBCC

Moderated by the Independent and KCRW, Candidates Face Off

Moderated by the Independent and KCRW, the mayoral candidates faced off in an unusual election year.

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Mayoral Candidates Debate Tuesday Evening

'Don't miss' event will be live-streamed by the 'Independent' online and broadcast by KCRW.

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Zach Gill Rocks Pianos on State

Famed Keyboardist and Goleta Resident Tickles the Keys on the Indy-Sponsored Piano

Famed keyboardist and Goleta resident tickles the keys on the Indy-sponsored piano.

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It’s All Local

Jerry Roberts takes on local politics in a big way.

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Endorsement: Yes on Measure C

Our City Desperately Needs the Means to Bring Critical Infrastructure Up to Snuff

Our city desperately needs the means to bring critical infrastructure up to snuff.

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LIVE: District 6 Candidates Speak at Forum

The Independent's Tyler Hayden leads a conversation with District 6 candidates Gregg Hart, Jack Ucciferri, and Aaron Solis.

Federal Drug Charges Levied Against Five

Men alleged to have links to Santa Barbara's Eastside gang.

Sexual Assault Victim Punches Assailant

Self-defense classes offered in S.B. and I.V.

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Join the 'Independent' and the District 6 Candidates

Council Forum to Be Held Wednesday Evening

Wednesday evening forum to be held at Viva downtown.

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City Sales- and Bed-Tax Revenues Have Dropped Steadily

Sales- and bed-tax revenues have been dropping steadily for the City of Santa Barbara this past year.

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The Voice

Tanya Spears Guiliacci brings voice to the Independent.

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LIVE: District 5 Candidates Speak at MacKenzie Park Forum

Eric Friedman and Warner McGrew Join the Independent's Tyler Hayden for Forum

Eric Friedman and Warner McGrew join the Independent's Tyler Hayden for an election forum.

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District 5 Candidates to Speak at MacKenzie Park Forum

Wednesday Talkfest Features Eric Friedman and Warner McGrew

Wednesday evening talkfest features Eric Friedman and Warner McGrew, both running for City Council.

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LIVE: District 4 Candidate Forum at Unitarian Society

Jay Higgins, Kristen Sneddon, and Jim Scafide Sit Down With the Independent’s Tyler Hayden

Jay Higgins, Kristen Sneddon, and Jim Scafide sit down with the Independent’s Tyler Hayden.

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District 4 Candidate Forum at Unitarian Society

Jay Higgins, Kristen Sneddon, and Jim Scafide to Join the <em>Independent</em>’s Tyler Hayden

Jay Higgins, Kristen Sneddon, and Jim Scafide will join the Independent’s Tyler Hayden for a candidates' discussion.

Goleta Library Expands Monday Hours

Will close one hour early Tuesday-Thursday.

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It’s Easy Being Green

Our Going Green columnist, Dennis Allen, has been building for more than 40 years.

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Elderly Man Missing in Downtown Area

[UPDATE] Found visiting family members in Los Angeles area.

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Hepatitis A Breaks Out in California

Santa Barbara Public Health taking action to offer vaccinations.

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Homeless Houston Animals Arrive in Santa Barbara

The cats and dogs were scheduled for euthanasia before they were offered space at the Humane Society and ASAP.

County Employee Charged with Taking $1.7 Million

Public Works Accountant and Eight Others Accused of Misappropriation of Public Funds

Public Works accountant and eight others accused of misappropriation of public funds.

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