Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Independent
122 W. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Santa Barbara Independent is published every Thursday, and boasts Santa Barbara County's largest circulation with 40,000 audited copies. The website,, is also the most visited media site in the region.

Since 1986, our weekly newspaper has been required reading for the South Coast's active and sophisticated population. The Santa Barbara Independent reaches more than 135,000 readers in Santa Barbara County each Thursday, when they pick up a copy to read our in-depth news reporting, the most extensive calendar of regional events, and the best lifestyle, arts, and entertainment coverage in the region.

In both 2008 and 2013, was recognized as the Best Weekly Newspaper website in North America by Editor & Publisher magazine. In the meantime, our online audience has grown to be the largest in Santa Barbara County, nearly twice as large as our nearest news competitor.

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