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Shop Dogs (and Two Cats and Some Fowl): Pets Who Go to Work with Their Humans (Michelle Drown)

ON THE COVER: Chihuahua-corgi mix J.J. of J7 Surfboards. Photo by Paul Wellman.

The Indy Bunch

Of some lovely doggies who hang out in our shop at times: (clockwise from top left) Danger, Scout, Ollie, Kira, Potato, Zeus, Henry, and Riley. Thanks to our

furry friends, we rarely suffer dog days because they frequently dogpile in to offer a little puppy love. That’s the way they became The Indy Bunch.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

For Ghost Tiger, It’s All in the Family

The Santa Barbara indie folk-rockers will unveil their new EP and kick off their West Coast tour on January 17 at SOhO. Read story.

Danger Dog Eats Cannabis Cookies

High Times with My Pooch

My dog ate enough pot cookies to put a couple-dozen full-sized humans deep into a state of Holy shit, I’m high!!” Read story.

Santa Barbara's Shop Pets

Area Businesses That Are Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

Find out which Santa Barbara businesses are going to the dogs (and cats). Read story.

Dog Run Amok

Judge Carrozzo Takes on Mental Health System; It’s a Draw

Judge Carrozzo takes on the mental health system; it’s a draw. Read story.

Cheap Gas, but Pricey Futures

Can OPEC Shake Out Santa Barbara Oil Operators?

Can OPEC shake out Santa Barbara oil operators? Read story.

Barbareño Does Santa Barbara by the Book

Two Twentysomethings Open the Latest Culinary Hotspot

Two twentysomethings open the latest culinary hotspot on De la Vina and Canon Perdido streets. Read story.

White Arrows Get Free

L.A. Rockers Embrace the Space Between On In Bardo

For their sophomore effort, L.A.’s White Arrows embraced the space between. Read story.

Basketball Brothers from Other Mothers

Bolden Brace and Scott Everman Grew Up Playing Together but Are Now Rivals

Bolden Brace and Scott Everman grew up playing together; now they’re rivals. Read story.

Paul Nicklen's Wild Spirit

Talking with Nat Geo Photojournalist

The National Geographic photojournalist documents some of the planet’s most inhospitable areas. Read story.

Santa Barbara’s Many Paths to Becoming Clean & Sober

An Intimate Look at the Recovery Community in Our Party Town

Here’s an intimate look at the recovery community in our party town. Read story.

Bark Like a Dog, Walk Like a Man

Can Helene Schneider Survive Fracas over Freeway-Widening Fracas?

Can Helene Schneider survive the fracas over the freeway-widening fracas? Read story.

Our Year in Pictures 2014

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Photographic Review

Here’s The Santa Barbara Independent’s annual photographic review. Read story.

Songs to Pop Bottles To

A Playlist to Ring in the New Year

Seven songs to help you conquer 2015. Read story.

TV Is the New Art House

Why You Probably Didn’t See the Best Films of 2014

The brave new world of VOD and why you probably didn’t see some of the best films of 2014. Read story.

In from the Cold

Former Foes Join Forces on Milpas Street to Help Chronically Homeless

Former foes join forces on Milpas to help the chronically homeless get off the streets. Read story.

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