Central Coast

"If you raise the bar on what's impeachable, then you end up lowering the bar on what political behavior is acceptable. ...

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A new film, “ By Hand ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week.

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The    Santa Barbara International Film Festival   features one    foreign language film directed and produced by UCSB students.   “   Mother of Chernobyl   ” is a fictional tale about…

Stay or go after Chernobyl? UCSB student film tells a mother’s story

The  Santa Barbara International Film Festival  features one  foreign language film directed and produced by UCSB students.  “ Mother of Chernobyl ” is a fictional tale about…

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Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

Santa Barbara Film Festival: Why we eat weird things, 108-course feast, and more

Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

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KCRW spoke with Dolores Huerta who was recently awarded the Social Transformation Medal by the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

At 89, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta isn’t slowing down

KCRW spoke with Dolores Huerta who was recently awarded the Social Transformation Medal by the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

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Wintertime is when some of the most exciting and unusual citrus varieties hit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.

Citrus galore at Santa Barbara Farmers Market

Wintertime is when some of the most exciting and unusual citrus varieties hit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.

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Casitas Springs is a tiny community halfway between Ventura and Ojai, where there are mobile home parks, churches, … and a plant nursery.

Native Australian horticulturist watches in horror as her home country burns

Casitas Springs is a tiny community halfway between Ventura and Ojai, where there are mobile home parks, churches, … and a plant nursery.

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Australia is dealing with the worst wildfires in its history. The blazes have scorched millions of acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes.

From Santa Barbara, Australian wildlife caretaker watches her home country burn

Australia is dealing with the worst wildfires in its history. The blazes have scorched millions of acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes.

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There aren’t many roads or people outside the small city of Lompoc. Instead you’ll see rolling hills, cattle grazing under oak trees, and rare birds like Golden Eagles.

Wind turbines won’t fix Santa Barbara’s greenhouse gas problem

There aren’t many roads or people outside the small city of Lompoc. Instead you’ll see rolling hills, cattle grazing under oak trees, and rare birds like Golden Eagles.

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The story of Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria starts in typical California fashion -- with an orange juice stand.

The rise and demise of Carpinteria’s Santa Claus Lane

The story of Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria starts in typical California fashion -- with an orange juice stand.

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Publicly held companies headquartered in California have until January 1st to name at least one woman to their boards.

An end to all-male corporate boards in California

Publicly held companies headquartered in California have until January 1st to name at least one woman to their boards.

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In the past five years, rents in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have increased by 27%, while median wages have only grown by 8%, according to a new housing report released by the…

Grassroots survey highlights Central Coast housing crisis

In the past five years, rents in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have increased by 27%, while median wages have only grown by 8%, according to a new housing report released by the…

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The chances of flooding and debris flowing to areas burned by the 2017 Thomas Fire have greatly dropped.

The risk of debris flows subsides as Montecito enters its third winter

The chances of flooding and debris flowing to areas burned by the 2017 Thomas Fire have greatly dropped.

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It’s been two years since the Thomas Fire erupted in Ventura County.

‘They put us through hell’: 2 years after Thomas Fire, an Ojai resident gets insurance money to rebuild

It’s been two years since the Thomas Fire erupted in Ventura County.

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The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

UCSB professor on Cave Fire: ‘Call it what it is: climate change’

The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

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With Thanksgiving approaching, you may be both excited and nervous about gathering with family.

Topics to avoid at the Thanksgiving table

With Thanksgiving approaching, you may be both excited and nervous about gathering with family.

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About 50 Google physicists are making history inside a mundane white building in Goleta, next door to a used furniture warehouse and a small local brewery.

Inside Google Goleta’s quantum computing lab

About 50 Google physicists are making history inside a mundane white building in Goleta, next door to a used furniture warehouse and a small local brewery.

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The west coast is called the west coast for a reason. When you look out at the ocean, you’re facing west.  That’s not the case along the coast of Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara art exhibit explores orientation and belonging

The west coast is called the west coast for a reason. When you look out at the ocean, you’re facing west.  That’s not the case along the coast of Santa Barbara.

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One year ago, the Woolsey Fire burned a huge area from Thousand Oaks across the Santa Monica Mountains to Malibu. The community of Malibou Lake was in the path of that fire.

Far from recovered: A woman’s life 1 year after Woolsey Fire

One year ago, the Woolsey Fire burned a huge area from Thousand Oaks across the Santa Monica Mountains to Malibu. The community of Malibou Lake was in the path of that fire.

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Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks has been closed since November 7, 2018.

A year after mass shooting, will Borderline Bar reopen?

Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks has been closed since November 7, 2018.

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