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Paper Envoy

Through hell or high-water (literally) father-son duo tackle paper deliveries for Santa Barbara county

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101 Through Santa Barbara to Remain Closed ’til Next Week

Caltrans revises Thursday projection.

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Security Video IDs Burglary Suspect

Three bars broken into early Tuesday morning.

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We ♥ Cats, Too

Cat lovers, rejoice!

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Man Arraigned in Isla Vista Rape

Pled not guilty to sexual assault of drugged victim and kidnap.

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No NYE Bash at Biltmore

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.

Pre-New Year's DUI Enforcement Actions Planned

Sheriff's Office to conduct 'saturation' patrols.

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Carpinteria Marijuana 'Farm' Burgled

Fifty pounds of pot alleged to have been found on two suspects.

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'Santa Barbara News-Press' Apologizes for Offensive Byline

Holiday prank changed a writer's name and title.

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Always Bee Prepared

This week, we let the photos tell the full story.

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Our Year in Photos 2017

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.

Lunch Will Be Served

Westside and Carpinteria Boys & Girls Clubs have lunch for all.

Carpinteria Post-Fire Meeting Scheduled for Friday

Local, state, and federal reps will answer questions on Thomas Fire losses, with Spanish translation available.

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On the Fire Line

Mike Eliason's close enough to touch it.

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Foodbank Distributions Continue This Week

Free food available to offset financial hardships of Thomas Fire.

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Thomas Fire Sales?

How Can We Help You During This Tough Time?

How can we help you during this tough time?

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Your Thomas Fire Stories

Send Us Personal Tales of Life Aside the Flames

Send us personal tales of life aside the flames.

Mandatory Evacuations for Parts of City of Santa Barbara

Orders Expanded Dramatically Saturday Morning

Saturday morning orders include areas east of Highway 154, north of APS, most of Montecito.

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Thomas Fire Pushes South and West into Montecito Foothills, Triggers Evacuations in Santa Barbara

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.

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Trial by Fire

Don't ask our digital editor when the last time he slept was.

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How to Help & Get Help in the Wake of the Thomas Fire

Where You Can Donate to Aid Victims or Get Help Yourself

Where you can donate to aid victims or get help yourself.

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Kids Play Free at La Casa de la Raza

Eastside Institution Offering Indoor Activities and Food This Week

The Eastside institution is offering indoor activities and food this week.

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Evacuations Ordered for Parts of Montecito as Thomas Fire Rages West

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.

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Donations for Those Impacted by the Thomas Fire

Several sites accept and distribute food, clothes, and other goods; FEMA funding approved.

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Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito, Goleta, and Cold Spring Schools All Closed

Thomas Fire threatens Carpinteria and shrouds South Coast in smoke.

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Parades and Pie

Terry and Matt bring the joy.

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A Woman for All Seasons

Gwendolyn Wu is not letting anything stop her pursuit for her future.

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‘Station Eleven’ Essay Winners

‘Indy’ and the Public Library Hold Contest for Santa Barbara Reads

‘Indy’ and the public library hold a writing contest for Santa Barbara Reads.

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Awesome Oils

The O.G., Laszlo Hodosy.

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Santa Barbara's Local Heroes of 2017

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.

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Newsmakers | Election Results and the Search for a New Bank

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.

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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: Looking Good

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

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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: 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 the Best

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