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Two Santa Barbara Independent Staffers Make E&P '25 Under 35' Listnew

Santa Barbara Independent CFO Brandi Rivera and News Editor Tyler Hayden were recognized in Editor & Publisher's annual "25 Under 35" list.
Editor & Publisher  |  04-15-2016  4:40 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

New Publisher for the Santa Barbara Independentnew

Joseph Cole appointed after four-year-old ownership lawsuit concludes.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  01-16-2014  5:00 pm  |  Industry News

EPPY Awards for Las Vegas Weekly and Santa Barbara Independentnew

The two alt-weeklies were among the winners of the 2013 EPPY Awards given out by Editor & Publisher.
Editor & Publisher  |  10-31-2013  3:30 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Santa Barbara Independent Presents its First Ever 3-D 'Best of' Edition

The Santa Barbara Independent is now one of three AAN publications to take on this monumental project and present their most popular annual edition in 3-D. (FULL STORY)
Santa Barbara Independent  |  10-16-2013  4:00 pm  |  Press Releases

Calif. Appeals Court Affirms Ruling in Favor of Santa Barbara Independent Editor

The decision affirms a 2011 ruling that Santa Barbara Independent publisher Randy Campbell sell his stake in the paper to editor-in-chief Marianne Partridge. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-19-2013  6:50 pm  |  Legal News

Legal Dispute Over Control of the Santa Barbara Independent Continues

Santa Barbara Independent publisher Randy Campbell will appeal a judge's decision which ordered him to sell his shares of the paper to editor-in-chief Marianne Partridge. (FULL STORY)
Santa Barbara Independent  |  12-01-2011  10:47 am  |  Legal News

Tom Morey of the Santa Barbara Independent to Retire

Morey has been involved with the progression of the Santa Barbara Independent for over 22 years. (FULL STORY)
Santa Barbara Independent  |  09-21-2011  10:51 am  |  Press Releases

Judge rules Santa Barbara Independent publisher sell shares to Editor-in-Chiefnew

A judge ordered Monday that Randy Campbell, publisher of The Santa Barbara Independent and its majority shareholder must sell his shares for more than $1.3 million to Marianne Partridge, editor-in-chief and minority shareholder.
The Santa Barbara Independent  |  08-09-2011  12:57 pm  |  Industry News

More on the Legal Battle at the Santa Barbara Independentnew

In what it calls "an admittedly awkward, after-the-fact effort in filling the gap," the Independent has laid out the rest of the story on the contract dispute between editor-in-chief and minority owner Marianne Partridge and publisher and majority owner Randy Campbell. "What we failed to cover ... were the arguments that Campbell and his attorneys provided in their responding papers," news editor Nick Welch writes. "As such, The Independent's coverage of its own internal struggle has been somewhat one-sided." To rectify the situation, the paper will not be covering the dispute in a traditional way as it moves along; instead, it will present readers with links to the relevant court documents themselves (this latest story includes 13 legal documents the case has produced to date).
Santa Barbara Independent  |  04-12-2010  3:49 pm  |  Industry News

Judge Grants Injunction Sought by Santa Barbara Independent Editornew

Judge Denise deBellefeuille has granted an injunction sought by Independent co-owner and editor-in-chief Marianne Partridge in her contract dispute over the paper's sale with publisher and majority owner Randy Campbell. The injunction effectively bars Campbell from selling or distributing his shares of the Independent until the conflict with Partridge over the sale of his shares is finally resolved, the paper reports.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  03-25-2010  12:11 pm  |  Industry News

Santa Barbara Independent Editor Sues Publisher Over Proposed Salenew

Editor-in-chief Marianne Partridge has sued publisher Randy Campbell in Santa Barbara County Superior Court for breach of contract in a legal dispute that Independent reporter Nick Welsh says "could have major ramifications for the ownership structure" of the paper. Partridge, a minority shareholder, claims that Campbell -- who owns 51 percent of the company -- is in violation of contract language that requires him to offer to sell his stock to Partridge or one of the other two minority owners before selling to anyone else. The dispute stems from Campbell's apparent desire to sell his share of the Independent to Valley Printers, which prints the paper and is owned by Southland Publishing, the parent company of four Southern California AAN member papers.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  02-16-2010  1:39 pm  |  Industry News

Santa Barbara Independent Staffer Helps Launch Music Festival

The Independent's senior editor Matt Kettmann is a co-founder of New Noise Santa Barbara, a music conference and festival that debuted Oct. 8-10 at venues throughout downtown Santa Barbara. "We're telling locals that it's like the wildly popular Santa Barbara International Film Fest, but with music," says Kettmann, the paper's former pop culture editor who more recently directed the editorial development of Independent.com. "And we're telling everyone else that it's like South By Southwest, but much smaller and on the coast." The Independent served as an official media sponsor and published the conference's program guide.
AAN News  |  10-16-2009  10:25 am  |  Industry News

As Fire Blazes, Santa Barbara Independent Reports -- Often

Independent senior editor Matt Kettmann tells us via email that the paper has published about 50 stories since the Jesusita wildfire started on Tuesday afternoon at www.independent.com/jesusita. The paper has been doing up-to-the-minute coverage with a staff of about a dozen -- on top of putting out a print edition this week as well. Kettmann says its an example of "how weeklies can handle pretty important and heavy loads."
AAN News  |  05-08-2009  3:48 pm  |  Industry News

Two Alt-Weeklies Are Up for 2009 EPpy Awardsnew

Two AAN members are finalists in this year's EPpy Awards, which "honor the best websites in the media world." Las Vegas Weekly is a finalist for best entertainment website with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors, while Baltimore City Paper is a finalist for best weekly newspaper-affiliated website, a category the Santa Barbara Independent won last year. Winners of the awards, which are sponsored by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines, will be announced on May 7.
Editor & Publisher  |  04-20-2009  4:49 pm  |  Honors & Achievements