Santa Barbara Sentinel: A New Weekly Paper

Get your Santa Barbara news and views now in print! Santa Barbara View is proud to partner with the Santa Barbara Sentinel, a new weekly paper for Santa Barbara, on newsstands now.  Read fresh columns, business reports and much more every Friday in the Santa Barbara Sentinel.  But don’t forget to login every day to for more news, views and information about Santa Barbara, California.

The Santa Barbara Sentinel was a good fit with our mission to Keep Santa Barbara Santa Barbara because of their desire for opinion journalism, something done best on Santa Barbara View.

While we hope this partnership will expand our reach and foster the mission, not everyone is happy to have another print publication…

“The News-Press diaspora has spawned many journalistic efforts that have since come and gone,” grumbled the Angry Poodle on Friday. “The Daily Sound, Santa Barbara’s perpetually underfunded almost-daily, has recently crumbled, and its satellite publication, the ill-fated Montecito Messenger, wasted little time living up to its nickname “The Mess” and collapsing, too. Josh Molina, the onetime News-Press star reporter who held down the fort at both, has since landed on his feet working for Assemblymember Das Williams. While the Mess set out to dethrone the Montecito Journal — well-known for its snarky conservative edge — the Journal is now spawning its own Santa Barbara variant — the Sentinel —  a new weekly publication that reportedly will provide attitude-rich coverage of business and real estate news, among other things. In the spirit of faux competitive camaraderie, I recognize there are serious gaps in community news coverage and wish them well. But as someone forced by the recession to take a pay cut to continue toiling in the trenches of weekly journalism, I know that advertising revenues are tight and would prefer they didn’t exist….”

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7 Responses to Santa Barbara Sentinel: A New Weekly Paper

  1. Goleta Jim October 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Time to put the poodle out to pasture.

  2. BOYCOTT BOY October 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Keep Santa Barbara “Santa Barbara”?
    I didn’t know we were considering a name change….
    I like “Santa Barbara”!

  3. Reality Check October 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Since Travis Armstrong left, there is no real investigative journalism nor opinion journalism in Santa Barbara. He helped save us. Remember that the concerns about over-development, keeping SB SB, pensions, high salaries of govt workers, and secrecy all started with Travis. It’s funny how the SB View basically mimics Travis’ views on govt. His was our Modern Day Pearl Chase/Thomas Storke.

  4. Anon October 6, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Saw the paper this morning and it’s better than anything the Daily Sound ever put out. Hope it works@!

  5. joe blow October 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    i’ll check it out. hadn’t heard about it.

  6. joe blow October 10, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I picked up last week’s copy of The Sentinel a couple of days ago. I enjoyed reading the food/restaurant news. I found the attitude of the police blotter irritating. I’ll probably read it again. I especially enjoyed the lack of comments after every story.

  7. Lagomarsino October 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    I’ve always thought that the Montecito Journal was the best publication in town. It’s like Casa and the Indy rolled into one. Good columns – society – etc. If they can duplicate it for SB it’s a winner.