In Santa Barbara, some businesses bounce back, others buckle As Montecito slowly comes back to life, we’ll hear from one business owner who made it through the fire and mudslide, and another who was forced to lay off 17 people. Also, pot is now legal in California, but can you actually buy it anywhere? And one columnist says Oprah Winfrey should run for Santa Barbara County Supervisor instead of president.
Cleanup and healing after Montecito mudslides Mudslide sediment is being dumped onto local beaches and some environmentalists are concerned. Elementary school students in Montecito deal with displacement and losing fellow classmates. And a Chumash family refuses to leave their damaged and destroyed homes.
Trapped by mud in Montecito A tragic mudslide in the coastal Santa Barbara community of Montecito has left over a dozen people dead and missing. The destruction is only beginning to be measured. As search and rescue teams continue to comb through debris looking for survivors and recovering bodies, we speak to those affected and seek answers about evacuation orders and emergency alerts from county officials.
Author Pico Iyer on losing everything and rethinking death As those who lost their homes in the Thomas Fire begin to rebuild, author and Santa Barbara's own Pico Iyer joins us to talk about his own experience losing everything in a fire, and the deeper lessons he learned. He also discusses his upcoming event with palliative care doctor BJ Miller, who specializes in something many Americans absolutely hate to talk about - death.
The top local stories of 2017 It's hard to recall what predated the Thomas Fire here along the Central Coast, but before the flames began, Santa Barbara elected a new mayor, the housing market got even tighter, and leaders across the tri-county region rushed to draft new marijuana regulations. We take a look at the top stories of 2017, and what local journalists will be paying close attention to next year.
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