The 805

The 805

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

Literature has long addressed the process of loss and mourning.

A literary look at grief and rebuilding

Literature has long addressed the process of loss and mourning.

The Conception fire marks the largest loss of life in the history of the Santa Barbara Channel.  The cause of the fire is now the subject of an intensive investigation by the National…

The history of diving along the Channel Islands

The Conception fire marks the largest loss of life in the history of the Santa Barbara Channel.  The cause of the fire is now the subject of an intensive investigation by the National…

Many family members and friends have spoken publicly about the Conception fire victims' passion for diving and exploring ocean life.

Why Santa Cruz Island has long drawn passionate divers

Many family members and friends have spoken publicly about the Conception fire victims' passion for diving and exploring ocean life.

Jerry Roberts    of   Newsmakers   and    Joshua Molina    of   Noozhawk   talk about some of the biggest local stories of the week, including: how Laura Capps will challenge Das…

This week in the 805: Capps challenges Williams for County Supervisor

Jerry Roberts of Newsmakers and Joshua Molina of Noozhawk talk about some of the biggest local stories of the week, including: how Laura Capps will challenge Das…

35th District Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham proposed a state constitutional amendment to reclassify nuclear power as renewable energy.

Will reclassifying nuclear energy keep Diablo Canyon open?

35th District Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham proposed a state constitutional amendment to reclassify nuclear power as renewable energy.

Earlier this year, 22 people were arrested in Santa Barbara County in a statewide effort to crack down on sex trafficking.

Hope Refuge offers therapeutic shelter for child sex trafficking survivors

Earlier this year, 22 people were arrested in Santa Barbara County in a statewide effort to crack down on sex trafficking.

More Mesa, the scenic coastal bluff between Hope Ranch and Goleta, hit the market last week for an asking price of $65 million.

Community conservation groups eye the $65 million More Mesa sale

More Mesa, the scenic coastal bluff between Hope Ranch and Goleta, hit the market last week for an asking price of $65 million.

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum explores how Santa Barbara’s islands and coves played a central role in the illegal rum trade during Prohibition.

Santa Barbara’s history in illegal rum running

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum explores how Santa Barbara’s islands and coves played a central role in the illegal rum trade during Prohibition.

Around 80 whales are killed by cargo ships on the West Coast of the United States each year.

A high tech sound system hopes to keep whales from deadly collisions with ships

Around 80 whales are killed by cargo ships on the West Coast of the United States each year.

In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, authors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz transcribed, translated and edited 13 firsthand accounts from women growing up…

Stories of early California through the eyes of women

In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, authors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz transcribed, translated and edited 13 firsthand accounts from women growing up…

For a city with seemingly perfect weather, a yoga studio on every block, fresh local produce, and hyper health-conscious people, Santa Barbara has produced some remarkably unhealthy…

Some famous foods got their start in Santa Barbara

For a city with seemingly perfect weather, a yoga studio on every block, fresh local produce, and hyper health-conscious people, Santa Barbara has produced some remarkably unhealthy…

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Billy Ray, is currently working on a television series centering on James Comey and his time at the FBI.

Screenwriter Billy Ray talks movie franchises and writing for politics

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Billy Ray, is currently working on a television series centering on James Comey and his time at the FBI.

What if you could go back in time and relive any moment from your past? That's the basis of the title story in a collection by one of Santa Barbara’s best known living authors, T.C.

T.C. Boyle on writing about gaming addiction

What if you could go back in time and relive any moment from your past? That's the basis of the title story in a collection by one of Santa Barbara’s best known living authors, T.C.

The city of San Luis Obispo is divided on what its public art should look like going forward.   
  The city has plans to erect a sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt in a local park.…

San Luis Obispo divided on city’s public art

The city of San Luis Obispo is divided on what its public art should look like going forward.  The city has plans to erect a sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt in a local park.…

In the wake of    increased ICE raids   , some undocumented immigrants are desperate to correct their immigration status.

Fraudulent lawyers target undocumented immigrants

In the wake of increased ICE raids , some undocumented immigrants are desperate to correct their immigration status.

Pacific Standard, known for its global and in-depth coverage of social and environmental issues, will officially shut down in mid-August.

Financial backer of Pacific Standard magazine abruptly pulls the plug

Pacific Standard, known for its global and in-depth coverage of social and environmental issues, will officially shut down in mid-August.

Research shows that some products marketed to women cost more than the same products marketed to men. Women could be out $64,843 over their lifetime.

'Pink tax' payers see red

Research shows that some products marketed to women cost more than the same products marketed to men. Women could be out $64,843 over their lifetime.

Chris Kallmyer’s art piece,    Ensemble   , is now on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. It's filled with eight microtonal chimes meant to be played by eight different people.

Artist Chris Kallmyer plays his Ensemble

Chris Kallmyer’s art piece, Ensemble , is now on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. It's filled with eight microtonal chimes meant to be played by eight different people.

Following the deadly Thomas and Paradise fires, which were triggered by high winds sparking electrical lines, PG&E and SoCal Edison are now taking pre-emptive measures.

Is Diablo Canyon safe during fire season?

Following the deadly Thomas and Paradise fires, which were triggered by high winds sparking electrical lines, PG&E and SoCal Edison are now taking pre-emptive measures.

The Santa Barbara Natural History Museum’s new exhibit    “Saving the White Abalone”    follows local conservation efforts to reintroduce the large sea snails to the wild through…

Sea Center exhibit: efforts to save the endangered white abalone

The Santa Barbara Natural History Museum’s new exhibit “Saving the White Abalone” follows local conservation efforts to reintroduce the large sea snails to the wild through…