County Officials Worked Hard But Struggled to Convey the True Dangers of the Storm
County officials worked hard but struggled to convey the true dangers of the storm.
Graphic Designer Gen Matsui Found His Way to Give Back
Graphic designer Gen Matsui found his way to give back.
Leaders Also Mull Ways to Protect Economy from Next Disaster
Leaders also mull ways to protect our economy from the next disaster.
Professor Faces Backlash After Raising Concerns About Guest Lecturer
A chemistry professor is facing backlash after raising concerns about a guest lecturer.
Science, Tech, and Health Converge in New State Street Fitness Center
Science, tech, and health converge in new State Street fitness center.
But Many Remain in Desperate Need of a Home
But many remain in desperate need of a home.
Decrease Attributed to Disaster Impacts on Businesses
The decrease was likely caused by this winter’s back-to-back natural disasters.
Go Behind the Scenes of NASA’s First Interplanetary Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Go Behind the Scenes of NASA’s First Interplanetary Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The Election Games Begin in Race to Represent the Westside
The election games begin in race to represent Santa Barbara's Westside.
Edmund and Thackory Are on Display for a Year
Edmund and Thackory are on display for a year.
Unforeseen Expenses Bump Total to $540 Million
New sorting and composting facilities face unforeseen costs, and tipping fees will increase.
Four Candidates Fight for Santa Barbara's District 3
Four candidates fight for Santa Barbara's District 3.
Writer/Director Is at His Meticulously Whimsical Best
Writer/director is at his meticulously whimsical best with the stop-motion feature.
Artists Provide Installations Along Downtown Corridor
Santa Barbara artists have installed their work along downtown corridor.
Special Election Set for June 5
The election for a District 3 representative will be held on June 5.
Program Designs to Fill Commercial Vacancies Downtown
Storefront vacancies have dropped 2 percent since program launched in August.
Program Finds 96 Santa Barbara County Residents Own Guns Illegally
Statewide tracking program found 96 Santa Barbara County residents own guns illegally.
Foundation Leadership Accused of Mismanagement, Favoritism, and Neglect
The foundation created to carry out Huguette Clark’s will is accused of mismanagement, favoritism, and neglect.
Unsafe Historic Building Too Expensive to Save
The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million.
Belongings That Survived and the Stories They Tell
The belongings that survived and the stories they tell.
'No Social Security Numbers, No 1099s Required.'
“No Social Security numbers, no 1099s required.”
Santa Barbara Animal Doctors Mourn Colleagues Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden
Santa Barbara's small animal-doctor community mourns Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden.
Underwater ROV Exploration the Topic of Upcoming Maritime Museum Talk
Underwater ROV exploration is the topic of an upcoming Maritime Museum talk.
Sci-fi Horror Leaves Your Brain Cramped and Exhausted
Sci-fi horror film swings through its visual achievements and storytelling failures so fast it’ll leave your brain cramped and exhausted by the end.
Yvonne Castillo Pleaded Guilty to Felony Grand Theft
Yvonne Castillo faces jail time for felony grand theft.
Richie Ramirez Named Young Professional of the Year
Richie Ramirez, owner of Richie's Barber Shop, named Young Professional of the Year.
Federal and State Firearms Loopholes Could Affect County Safety
Federal and state firearms loopholes could affect county safety.
Lavender Farmer Melissa Broughton Tells the True Tale of Amos the Rabbit
Lavender farmer Melissa Broughton tells the true tale of Amos the rabbit.
Montecito Fire Division Chief Kevin Taylor Explains How a Small Department Pulled a Big Rescue
Montecito Fire Division Chief Kevin Taylor explains how a small department pulled a big rescue.
H.R. 2598 Aims to Confiscate Guns from People Deemed Dangerous by Judge
Introduced last May, H.R. 2598 would allow police to confiscate guns from people deemed dangerous by a judge.
NASA Commander Terry Virts Goes Crazy with a Camera Aboard the International Space Station
NASA commander Terry Virts goes crazy with a camera aboard the International Space Station.
Kaiden Vague was a sophomore at Dos Pueblos High School.
County Emergency Managers Start to Explain Their Much-Dissected Decision
County emergency managers start to explain their much-dissected decision.
Santa Barbara City Council Continues Early Tradition of Deep Dysfunction
The Santa Barbara City Council continues its early tradition of deep dysfunction.
Nicholas Hart was allegedly speeding on a suspended license after two prior DUIs.
Carreño Was Shot 20 Times by Five Deputies
Carreño was shot 20 times by five deputies.
The Cumulative Effects of Drought, Fire, and Flood Reflect the Planet’s New Extreme Weather Regime
The cumulative effects of drought, fire, and flood reflect the planet’s new extreme weather regime.
Evacuation Map and Written Notice Outlined Different Neighborhoods
The evacuation map and written notice outlined different neighborhoods.
17 of 21 Victims Lived in Areas Only Under Warning
Seventeen of the 21 victims lived in areas only under warning.
“We will rebuild, and we will be renewed,” said director Steve Jacobsen.
Before and After Looks at San Ysidro Creek, Knowlwood Tennis Club Neighborhood, and Fernald Point
Before and after looks at San Ysidro Creek, the Knowlwood Tennis Club neighborhood, and Fernald Point.
Communicating Danger Before, During Disasters Is a Delicate, Difficult Business
Communicating danger before and during disasters is a delicate and difficult business.
A new map reveals the bulk of the damage and fatalities occurred along Montecito, San Ysidro, and Romero creeks.
The Independent is mapping impacted areas as responders focus on rescue and repair efforts.
Five days after the Montecito mudslides, the search for survivors continues.
Mudslides Breached Highway 192 Line and Raced Through Voluntary Zones
Mudslides breached the Highway 192 line and raced all the way through voluntary zones.
First Emergency Cell Phone Alert Was Issued Tuesday Morning After Deadly Flooding Began
The county didn't issue its first cell phone alert Tuesday morning until after the deadly flooding began.
Eight more people remain missing.
Entire Buildings Leveled When Ruptured Gas Line Exploded
Entire buildings were leveled when a ruptured gas line exploded.
17 People Killed and 100 Homes Destroyed in Post-Thomas Fire Disaster
Seventeen people were killed and 100 homes were destroyed in the post-Thomas Fire disaster.