Central Coast

On the first Wednesday of each month, hundreds of students line up at Santa Barbara City College for free food. That’s a sign of how expensive college has gotten.

from KCRW Features

This weekend, the 48th annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival features performances, jam sessions, workshops, and competitions at the Stow House in Goleta.

from KCRW Features

Butterfly Beach in Montecito is popular among beachgoers. But 30 years from now, there won’t be much of it left to enjoy.

Tropical fish, microplastics and disappearing beaches: Climate change along the Central Coast

Butterfly Beach in Montecito is popular among beachgoers. But 30 years from now, there won’t be much of it left to enjoy.

from KCRW Features

The    Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy    in Goleta recently received preliminary approval from the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a new $16 million addition.

A Goleta school gets $16 million to hook young engineers

The  Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy  in Goleta recently received preliminary approval from the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a new $16 million addition.

from KCRW Features

Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

Santa Barbara Democrats play musical chairs as election season approaches

Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

from Curious Coast

The small 12-person crew of the Newport Beach-based Coast Guard cutter Narwhal has been through many operations together, and each one was an intense exercise in teamwork.

Coast Guard first responders reflect on personal toll of the Conception disaster

The small 12-person crew of the Newport Beach-based Coast Guard cutter Narwhal has been through many operations together, and each one was an intense exercise in teamwork.

from KCRW Features

As leaders from around the world convene at the United Nations to talk about climate change, young people in Greater LA are also drawing attention to the problem.

What happens to Southern California if we don't combat climate change?

As leaders from around the world convene at the United Nations to talk about climate change, young people in Greater LA are also drawing attention to the problem.

from Greater LA

"We know it's happening. We need change. We demand better," an 11-year-old girl says at a march in Thailand. The rallies call for net zero carbon emissions and other changes.

'We're young, but we're not dumb': Millions march in global climate strike

"We know it's happening. We need change. We demand better," an 11-year-old girl says at a march in Thailand. The rallies call for net zero carbon emissions and other changes.

from NPR

The Santa Barbara City Council voted to begin environmental reviews for the Cota Street lot as its preferred site for a new $80 million police station.

Proposed new police station likely to push out farmers market

The Santa Barbara City Council voted to begin environmental reviews for the Cota Street lot as its preferred site for a new $80 million police station.

from Curious Coast

Literature has long addressed the process of loss and mourning.

A literary look at grief and rebuilding

Literature has long addressed the process of loss and mourning.

from The 805

The Conception fire marks the largest loss of life in the history of the Santa Barbara Channel.  The cause of the fire is now the subject of an intensive investigation by the National…

The history of diving along the Channel Islands

The Conception fire marks the largest loss of life in the history of the Santa Barbara Channel.  The cause of the fire is now the subject of an intensive investigation by the National…

from The 805

Many family members and friends have spoken publicly about the Conception fire victims' passion for diving and exploring ocean life.

Why Santa Cruz Island has long drawn passionate divers

Many family members and friends have spoken publicly about the Conception fire victims' passion for diving and exploring ocean life.

from The 805

Following Monday's diving boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast, the bodies of 33 of the 34 presumed dead have been recovered.

Remembering some of the victims of the boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast

Following Monday's diving boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast, the bodies of 33 of the 34 presumed dead have been recovered.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The diving vessel, Conception, caught fire off Santa Cruz Island early Monday morning, trapping 33 passengers and one crew member in the sleeping quarters below deck.

Diving community reacts to boat fire off Santa Barbara coast

The diving vessel, Conception, caught fire off Santa Cruz Island early Monday morning, trapping 33 passengers and one crew member in the sleeping quarters below deck.

from Greater LA

Jerry Roberts    of   Newsmakers   and    Joshua Molina    of   Noozhawk   talk about some of the biggest local stories of the week, including: how Laura Capps will challenge Das…

This week in the 805: Capps challenges Williams for County Supervisor

Jerry Roberts of Newsmakers and Joshua Molina of Noozhawk talk about some of the biggest local stories of the week, including: how Laura Capps will challenge Das…

from The 805

35th District Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham proposed a state constitutional amendment to reclassify nuclear power as renewable energy.

Will reclassifying nuclear energy keep Diablo Canyon open?

35th District Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham proposed a state constitutional amendment to reclassify nuclear power as renewable energy.

from The 805

Earlier this year, 22 people were arrested in Santa Barbara County in a statewide effort to crack down on sex trafficking.

Hope Refuge offers therapeutic shelter for child sex trafficking survivors

Earlier this year, 22 people were arrested in Santa Barbara County in a statewide effort to crack down on sex trafficking.

from The 805

About 80 whales are killed by cargo ships on the West Coast of the United States each year.

Sound tech hopes to keep whales from fatal collisions with ships

About 80 whales are killed by cargo ships on the West Coast of the United States each year.

from Greater LA

More Mesa, the scenic coastal bluff between Hope Ranch and Goleta, hit the market last week for an asking price of $65 million.

Community conservation groups eye the $65 million More Mesa sale

More Mesa, the scenic coastal bluff between Hope Ranch and Goleta, hit the market last week for an asking price of $65 million.

from The 805

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum explores how Santa Barbara’s islands and coves played a central role in the illegal rum trade during Prohibition.

Santa Barbara’s history in illegal rum running

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum explores how Santa Barbara’s islands and coves played a central role in the illegal rum trade during Prohibition.

from The 805