Central Coast

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.

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

In Santa Barbara, hungry locals have returned to restaurants. Most are sitting outside in the fresh air, though eating inside is an option too.

Santa Barbara is moving the dining room to the sidewalk. Will LA follow?

In Santa Barbara, hungry locals have returned to restaurants. Most are sitting outside in the fresh air, though eating inside is an option too.

from Greater LA

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Santa Barbara is home to federal prison system’s worst COVID-19 outbreak

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19.

from Greater LA

As wine tasting rooms sit empty during the coronavirus pandemic, producers are coming up with new models of showcasing and selling their wine, from free delivery and curbside pickup to…

From virtual tastings to free delivery, California wineries get creative

As wine tasting rooms sit empty during the coronavirus pandemic, producers are coming up with new models of showcasing and selling their wine, from free delivery and curbside pickup to…

from KCRW Features

Several clinics in Santa Barbara have begun testing patients for COVID-19 from their cars, but only certain people qualify.

Car-based COVID-19 testing in Santa Barbara: How it works

Several clinics in Santa Barbara have begun testing patients for COVID-19 from their cars, but only certain people qualify.

from KCRW Features

Three lightly trafficked hikes in the Los Padres National Forest offer physical and emotional stress relief amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Three Los Padres National Forest hikes for outdoor social distancing

Three lightly trafficked hikes in the Los Padres National Forest offer physical and emotional stress relief amid the coronavirus outbreak.

from KCRW Features

With restaurants, concert venues and bars closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those who work in the hospitality and music industries won’t collect pay at the end of March.

With music venues closed, artists reach out to fans online

With restaurants, concert venues and bars closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those who work in the hospitality and music industries won’t collect pay at the end of March.

from KCRW Features

This week, bars, nightclubs, wineries and breweries in California were asked to close immediately, and restaurants to offer delivery or takeout service only.

Last call: How long can bars survive without business?

This week, bars, nightclubs, wineries and breweries in California were asked to close immediately, and restaurants to offer delivery or takeout service only.

from KCRW Features