Central Coast

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

from KCRW Features

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

from KCRW Features

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.

from KCRW Features

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.

from KCRW Features

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.

from KCRW Features

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.

from KCRW Features

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian visited Barkan’s home in Santa Barbara.

In Santa Barbara, Ady Barkan turns a fatal disease into political action

KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian visited Barkan’s home in Santa Barbara.

from KCRW Features

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.

Students turn to food banks to minimize rising college costs

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.

Fiddle festival honors Alonzo Janes and lineage of black musicians

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