Category Archives: Santa Barbara Independent

Judith Meisel: 1929-2020

“Justice, justice shall you pursue,” Jewish tradition tells us. Judy Meisel, a Holocaust survivor who lived by example, was a true seeker of justice. Read more » »

Feed the Body and Mind During Hanukkah

Just in time to bring a bit of brightness into a dark year, Santa Barbara’s Jewish families and their friends will be firing up the menorahs at sundown on December 10 to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, which lasts until the evening of December 18. Here are numerous ways to feed your body and mind during the eight-night Festival of Lights. Read more » »

Stories of Gratitude

Having spent the last two months under the care of doctors, nurses, and therapists at Cottage Hospital, Sansum Clinic, numerous pharmacists, and the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, I can’t help but feel an enormous sense of gratitude for the health-care workers in our community. Read more » »

Local Heroes 2020

Local Heroes 2020 Dedicated to Santa Barbara’s COVID Warriors By Indy Staff | Photos By Daniel Dreifuss November 25, 2020 When David Bowie sang, “We can be heroes,” he was telling the truth. On each Thanksgiving since our first issue was published in 1986, the Santa Barbara Independent has sought to honor the Local Heroes among us. Read more » »

194 Local Nonprofit Organizations Receive Community Dividends® Awards and Share of $1 Million at Montecito Bank & Trust’s 18th Annual Luncheon

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Montecito Bank & Trust kicked off the holiday season on Monday November 23, 2020, with a special annual tradition and a new twist – a virtual Community Dividends celebration. Now in its 18th year, this unique giving program has granted a total of $18 million to local Santa Barbara and Ventura County nonprofits. Read more » »