Central Coast

Theater students at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo uncovered stories about the history of their campus, and transformed them into a collection of short plays.

from Greater LA

The smell of freshly-grown cannabis surrounds specific parts of Carpinteria. The county isn’t doing much, so some growers and fed-up residents decided to put their heads together.

from Greater LA

UCSB classes are just two weeks away, and students are using words like “desperate” and “abandoned” to describe their search for housing.

UCSB students without housing resort to desperate measures weeks before school, including van life

UCSB classes are just two weeks away, and students are using words like “desperate” and “abandoned” to describe their search for housing.

from Greater LA

The Santa Barbara Channel is a hot spot for ships hitting whales. Three endangered whale species (humpback, blue, and fin) come to the area to feed between May and November.

Is UCSB’s Whale Safe program preventing these sea creatures from colliding with ships?

The Santa Barbara Channel is a hot spot for ships hitting whales. Three endangered whale species (humpback, blue, and fin) come to the area to feed between May and November.

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Santa Barbara wineries tend to be small compared to others in California, says wine writer Matt Kettmann.

Translating the land into flavors in Santa Barbara wine country

Santa Barbara wineries tend to be small compared to others in California, says wine writer Matt Kettmann.

from Good Food

Morro Bay is a small fishing village known for its iconic view of a volcanic rock off the coast. A new project would add about 200 floating wind turbines in the distance.

California’s first offshore wind project has Morro Bay fishermen worried

Morro Bay is a small fishing village known for its iconic view of a volcanic rock off the coast. A new project would add about 200 floating wind turbines in the distance.

from Greater LA

“It’s impossible not to see the flying trapeze rigs standing in the middle of a park.

An outsized aerial arts community is soaring in Santa Barbara

“It’s impossible not to see the flying trapeze rigs standing in the middle of a park.

from Greater LA

May 25, 2021 marked 25 years since Kristin Smart went missing in San Luis Obispo.

Justice for Kristin Smart triggers trauma for San Luis Obispo women

May 25, 2021 marked 25 years since Kristin Smart went missing in San Luis Obispo.

from Greater LA

Gonads are the edible parts of the spiny, purple sea urchin or uni.

Diving for uni in Santa Barbara with Stephanie Mutz

Gonads are the edible parts of the spiny, purple sea urchin or uni.

from Good Food

In California, the “big lie” that fueled the January 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection — that Trump actually won the November election — continues to fester.

San Luis Obispo Republicans call for election recount after Maricopa County voter audit

In California, the “big lie” that fueled the January 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection — that Trump actually won the November election — continues to fester.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Barbara started a Safe Parking program in 2004 for folks living in their vehicles. It was one of the first in the U.S.

Safe parking for Santa Barbara’s homeless could become national model, inspire federal funding

Santa Barbara started a Safe Parking program in 2004 for folks living in their vehicles. It was one of the first in the U.S.

from Greater LA

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.

Dog trainer offers advice on adjusting to post-quarantine life with your new pup

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.

from Greater LA

Elderly people were among the first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but many are now getting left behind as eligibility widens.

This 88-year-old Californian got vaccinated thanks to help from his tenant

Elderly people were among the first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but many are now getting left behind as eligibility widens.

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Paul Bullock loves cooking with natural gas. He owns the Eagle Inn, a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara just a few blocks away from the wharf.

Future homes could be all-electric in Santa Barbara if council passes gas ban

Paul Bullock loves cooking with natural gas. He owns the Eagle Inn, a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara just a few blocks away from the wharf.

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UCSB's Resilience Summit and Certificate Program is meant to equip participants with tips and tools for taking the mental edge off the pandemic.

UC Santa Barbara Resilience Summit offers new perspectives for college students during pandemic

UCSB's Resilience Summit and Certificate Program is meant to equip participants with tips and tools for taking the mental edge off the pandemic.

from Greater LA

A hint of Christmas spirit is still alive in the quaint, Danish tourist town of Solvang, and despite stay-at-home orders, some people can’t help but see it for themselves.

In Solvang, where Christmas drives tourism, business owners say they’re safely open for visitors

A hint of Christmas spirit is still alive in the quaint, Danish tourist town of Solvang, and despite stay-at-home orders, some people can’t help but see it for themselves.

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For the past month, hair and nail salons in California have been able to reopen outdoors only, with masks and strict sanitary protocols in place.

‘It's a little awkward’: Getting a pedicure and haircut on the street during COVID

For the past month, hair and nail salons in California have been able to reopen outdoors only, with masks and strict sanitary protocols in place.

from Greater LA

Counties and cities across the state are still working out how the legal cannabis market works in their jurisdictions.

This Week in Weed: How do you build a cannabis market that works?

Counties and cities across the state are still working out how the legal cannabis market works in their jurisdictions.

from KCRW Features

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

Santa Barbara grows a third of California’s pot, thanks to political loopholes

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

from Greater LA

As coronavirus restrictions continue to be loosened, some smaller cities in Southern California have been getting back to a version of normal.

California tourism is banking on local getaways; the ‘American Riviera’ is just a car ride away

As coronavirus restrictions continue to be loosened, some smaller cities in Southern California have been getting back to a version of normal.

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