Central Coast

On February 25, 1970, young protestors stormed the Bank of America building in the UCSB-adjacent community of Isla Vista and set it on fire.

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Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s digital installations are on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “I'm very interested in this life and death dynamic.

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Darrell McNeill and his wife created a month-long pop-up cultural space at 1219 State St. and named it the Black History Month Culture House.

Santa Barbara’s Eastside was once black community hub

Darrell McNeill and his wife created a month-long pop-up cultural space at 1219 State St. and named it the Black History Month Culture House.

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Roughly 95% of commercially caught lobster in California is shipped to China, where customers are willing to pay premium prices.

Coronavirus threatens California lobster industry

Roughly 95% of commercially caught lobster in California is shipped to China, where customers are willing to pay premium prices.

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Carpinteria residents are particularly interested in cannabis because they’re upset about the skunky smell wafting from the greenhouses and the industry’s financial contributions to…

Cannabis stench has Santa Barbara county candidates in a stink

Carpinteria residents are particularly interested in cannabis because they’re upset about the skunky smell wafting from the greenhouses and the industry’s financial contributions to…

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Matt Kettmann, Santa Barbara-based food and wine writer, recently tried out some new restaurants in Solvang.

Where to eat in Solvang: New restaurants offer flavors beyond Denmark

Matt Kettmann, Santa Barbara-based food and wine writer, recently tried out some new restaurants in Solvang.

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In UC Santa Barbara’s “Parties and Polarization” class, seniors are seeing the impeachment trial playing out before their eyes.

Why are poli sci students afraid to talk impeachment?

In UC Santa Barbara’s “Parties and Polarization” class, seniors are seeing the impeachment trial playing out before their eyes.

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The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

Threatened super bloom site is at heart of new film

The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

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“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

The dangers and delicacy of Santa Barbara sea urchins

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

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Across the country, many breweries are collaborating with musicians, films and theatrical productions to pair specific drinks with art and multisensory experiences.

New multisensory beers pair with music, nature, ‘Game of Thrones’

Across the country, many breweries are collaborating with musicians, films and theatrical productions to pair specific drinks with art and multisensory experiences.

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

Jon Meacham: Impeachment trial will bring out Trump’s most impulsive behavior

"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.

Central Coast brothers paddle from Alaska to Mexico by hand

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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