Santa Barbara IndependentSanta Barbara IndependentSanta Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Independent, located in one of the California’s most beautiful destination resort areas, provides the most comprehensive arts, entertainment and in-depth news coverage of the South Coast region.
Founded in 1986, The Santa Barbara Independent is considered a must-read by locals and tourists, both for its extensive arts coverage and its tough environmental reporting.
The Independent has been honored with many accolades from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, Editor & Publisher, and many other organizations both regional and national in scope.
The Independent supports civic engagement by hosting political forums; fosters recognition of arts and culture with annual awards for theater, dance, and culinary achievements; sponsors numerous community events; and raises money each fall for numerous nonprofits with our Santa Barbara Gives! fundraising initiative.