Whether you're a lifelong local or new to Southern California, there's always something new to discover. So what do you want to know? Curious Coast answers your questions about the region, its culture and the people who live here. Submit yours: KCRW.com/CuriousCoast.
Santa Barbara Democrats play musical chairs as election season approachesPolitics
Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.
An interactive concert becomes contemporary artArts
Ari Benjamin Meyers' Kunsthalle for Music exhibit explores the museum space as an interactive performance venue.
Proposed new police station likely to push out farmers marketCalifornia
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.
Could a mudslide in Montecito like last year’s happen again?Los Angeles
Rain showers and thunderstorms used to bring relief for drought-stricken Santa Barbara.
If gambling is illegal, why are there casinos in Hawaiian Gardens?Los Angeles
When KCRW listener Chris Koenig drove past a couple of casinos less than 30 minutes outside of downtown L.A., she thought it was pretty weird.
Tongva descendants work to keep their culture aliveLos Angeles
For Craig Torres, keeping Tongva culture alive means educating today’s Angelenos, young and old, about the earth and treating it with respect and reverence as his ancestors did.
What’s the story behind Canon Perdido Street in Santa Barbara?Los Angeles
Many listeners have written into Curious Coast to ask about the origins of certain street names in Santa Barbara. One, in particular, is Canon Perdido.
Inside LA's gay club historyLos Angeles
The period during the late 1920s and the early 1930s was a golden era in Los Angeles for gay performers, entertainers in drag and the crowds of Angelenos - gay, straight, rich and poor…