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Measure P: Can We See the Future Without It?

After a look at the pros and cons, a billion-barrel reason to vote for P.

Dry Enough For You?

With Santa Barbara experiencing not just backbreaking drought but record-setting temperatures, county fire officials are putting residents on notice that this year’s high fire season is far from over.

I.V.'s Halloween Horrors

Multiple agencies participating in party control.

Candyman Sentence Postponed, Again

Julio Diaz wants to withdraw guilty pleas for overprescribing prior to sentencing.

Planned Parenthood Exec Retires

Cheryl Rollings, with nonprofit for 36 years, lauded at send-off.

Tinariwen’s Transcendental Blues

This Saharan band lives in that sweet spot where psych rock and blues combine.

Chicano Batman Plays for Free in I.V.

This East L.A. group is fusing genres, styles, and cultural references.

The Awakened World International Film Fest Debuts

This first-ever event is bringing some of Santa Barbara’s stars into the spotlight.

When Uni Met Abalone at the Biltmore

Chef Alessandro Cartumini honored to prepare special James Beard dinner at Four Seasons Santa Barbara.

The Vision Quest of Vintage 2014

Wil Fernandez’s Multimedia Portrayal of a Year in Santa Barbara Wine Country

State Street Ballet Premieres Scheherazade

Chicago-based dancer/choreographer Autumn Eckman debuts a piece she first considered 15 years ago when she was a company dancer with State Street Ballet.

5K Run/Walk for Love

Domestic Violence Solutions holds its first ever 5K Run/Walk for Love fundraiser.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes.

Bella Bellosguardo

Despite some outright begging, only a select handful of Santa Barbara Independent staffers got to visit Huguette Clark's Bellosguardo estate for our cover story, namely Columnist Barney Brantingham and Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan, who captured himself and the third lucky one, Paul Wellman, our ever-on-duty photography editor.

Have You Kicked Your Inner Poodle Today?

Poodle vents spleen on Big Oil, Water Guardians, and Measure P

Surf Brewery Mondo’s

Review of Surf Brewery Mondo's Blonde Ale.

Bike Hoedown, Not Throwdown

Councilmember advocates greater safety for bicycle riders.

Santa Barbara's Ebola Scenario

County agencies ready for the unlikely possibility that the disease could land here.

Inside Santa Barbara’s Bellosguardo Estate

Our exclusive look at the late heiress Huguette Clark’s long-hidden blufftop estate over East Beach.

Measure S Is a Blank Check

More money does not guarantee a good education.

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