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The 805

The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.

California monarchs are in dramatic decline.

Goleta rehabilitates historic Eucalyptus grove to bring back monarch butterflies

California monarchs are in dramatic decline.

First we heard of ‘helicopter moms,’ now ‘lawnmower parents’ have their day.

Charting the rise and fall of ‘Lawnmower Parents’

First we heard of ‘helicopter moms,’ now ‘lawnmower parents’ have their day.

With great novelists like TC Boyle, Sue Grafton and Ross McDonald, Santa Barbara is well known for its fiction writers.

Santa Barbara crowns a new poet laureate

With great novelists like TC Boyle, Sue Grafton and Ross McDonald, Santa Barbara is well known for its fiction writers.

As California continues to find ways to address homelessness, one approach has been to give out grants to local governments and nonprofits.

New money to help the homeless in Santa Barbara

As California continues to find ways to address homelessness, one approach has been to give out grants to local governments and nonprofits.

“Perfection would be finding that mythical bread that’s in my mind,” said  Michellene  Parker of her quest to replicate an ideal loaf of French sourdough   pain  au  levain    or  …

From salt to fire, how one baker pursues the perfect loaf of bread

“Perfection would be finding that mythical bread that’s in my mind,” said  Michellene  Parker of her quest to replicate an ideal loaf of French sourdough  pain  au levain  or  …

Spring has sprung along the Central Coast. Wildflowers are popping, the sun is shining and maybe you’ve seen some new critters around your neighborhood.

Springtime means a busy baby wild animal season

Spring has sprung along the Central Coast. Wildflowers are popping, the sun is shining and maybe you’ve seen some new critters around your neighborhood.

From a hipster coffee shop to a rum distillery and wine tasting rooms, new beverage businesses are popping up in and around Old Town Goleta, a section of town that has resisted…

Could a beverage boom turn Old Town Goleta into the next Funk Zone?

From a hipster coffee shop to a rum distillery and wine tasting rooms, new beverage businesses are popping up in and around Old Town Goleta, a section of town that has resisted…

According to an investigative report    released by the Ventura County Fire Department   , power lines operated by SoCal Edison were responsible for igniting the Thomas Fire.

Lawsuits against Southern California Edison bolstered by new investigation

According to an investigative report released by the Ventura County Fire Department , power lines operated by SoCal Edison were responsible for igniting the Thomas Fire.

Executive editor Nick Welsh at the Santa Barbara Independent talks through some of the biggest local stories of the week, including Santa Barbara City Council’s decision to back…

This week in the 805: unions win, new oil wells debated

Executive editor Nick Welsh at the Santa Barbara Independent talks through some of the biggest local stories of the week, including Santa Barbara City Council’s decision to back…

This weekend, ultramarathons are descending on Santa Barbara’s frontcountry for the annual    Nine Trails Race   , a 35-mile trail run in the Los Padres National Forest.

Fire and mud can’t stop this Santa Barbara ultramarathon

This weekend, ultramarathons are descending on Santa Barbara’s frontcountry for the annual Nine Trails Race , a 35-mile trail run in the Los Padres National Forest.

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

Where to spot stellar wildflowers along the Central Coast

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

A team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is trying to figure out what makes some people overdrink.

Drink too much? Your brain brakes may be failing

A team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is trying to figure out what makes some people overdrink.

As crews begin installing metal nets in the canyons above Montecito to prevent a future debris flow, the community is still trying to decide how to remember the last one, which killed…

The debate over a Montecito memorial

As crews begin installing metal nets in the canyons above Montecito to prevent a future debris flow, the community is still trying to decide how to remember the last one, which killed…

According to the Santa Barbara Independent  , a sheriff’s deputy and a mental health outreach worker found 16 weapons after visiting a potentially suicidal 27-year-old man at his home…

Finding alternatives to jail for the mentally ill

According to the Santa Barbara Independent , a sheriff’s deputy and a mental health outreach worker found 16 weapons after visiting a potentially suicidal 27-year-old man at his home…

In a new documentary, ‘The Human Element,’ National Geographic photographer James Balog travels the country to show how water, earth, air and fire have all been impacted by a fifth…

New film highlights human’s role on a quickly changing earth

In a new documentary, ‘The Human Element,’ National Geographic photographer James Balog travels the country to show how water, earth, air and fire have all been impacted by a fifth…

Located north of Santa Barbara, just past Refugio State Beach is the Tajiguas Landfill, a 100-acre mound of trash.

The Santa Barbara dump is nearly full. What next?

Located north of Santa Barbara, just past Refugio State Beach is the Tajiguas Landfill, a 100-acre mound of trash.

Old Town Goleta feels like a neighborhood from a previous era, or, as some would call it, Old California. You can still find old-school, family-run shops along Hollister Avenue.

Does Old Town Goleta need a facelift?

Old Town Goleta feels like a neighborhood from a previous era, or, as some would call it, Old California. You can still find old-school, family-run shops along Hollister Avenue.

A new state law requires police records detailing police misconduct or extreme use of force get released to the public.

Ventura sheriff's deputies want to keep misconduct records private

A new state law requires police records detailing police misconduct or extreme use of force get released to the public.

A  new art exhibition of works by Lara Favaretto  at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara features car wash brushes -- the massive, colorful cylinders that smother your vehicle…

New leader at MCA seeks to surprise and collaborate

A new art exhibition of works by Lara Favaretto at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara features car wash brushes -- the massive, colorful cylinders that smother your vehicle…

This week, Santa Barbara City Council selected a 32-year-old real estate finance attorney to fill the seat left vacant by Gregg Hart, who was elected to the County Board of…

“This city shaped me,” says Santa Barbara’s newest council member

This week, Santa Barbara City Council selected a 32-year-old real estate finance attorney to fill the seat left vacant by Gregg Hart, who was elected to the County Board of…