The 805

The 805

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

The State Lands Commission recently held a local meeting to update the public and generate ideas for the future of Platform Holly.   
  Following the 2015 Refugio oil spill, and the…

State regulators hear public opinion on decommissioning Platform Holly

The State Lands Commission recently held a local meeting to update the public and generate ideas for the future of Platform Holly.  Following the 2015 Refugio oil spill, and the…

For years, the Foodbank Santa Barbara has teamed up with the Santa Barbara School District to offer kids breakfast and lunch during the summer.

Jeff Bridges entices kids to a free summer lunch following program decline

For years, the Foodbank Santa Barbara has teamed up with the Santa Barbara School District to offer kids breakfast and lunch during the summer.

In 2016, when the news that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant would close, many in the surrounding communities panicked.

Berkeley economists reevaluate Diablo Canyon closure costs

In 2016, when the news that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant would close, many in the surrounding communities panicked.

Juvenile incarceration in Santa Barbara County is declining and a new $795,000 grant from the state will be used to try to further that trend.

Chief Probation Officer supports improved juvenile probation programs

Juvenile incarceration in Santa Barbara County is declining and a new $795,000 grant from the state will be used to try to further that trend.

If you’ve ever driven or walked through the city and seen a building that looks straight out of a Dr.

Iconic local architect shares vision for better housing designs

If you’ve ever driven or walked through the city and seen a building that looks straight out of a Dr.

Lotusland in Montecito now welcomes contemplative visitors to its recently reopened Japanese Garden following an extensive $6 million renovation.

Renovated Japanese Garden opens at Lotusland

Lotusland in Montecito now welcomes contemplative visitors to its recently reopened Japanese Garden following an extensive $6 million renovation.

With summer here, corks are certain to be popping up and down the coast.

Impress your dinner mates with some ‘wine geek’ trends

With summer here, corks are certain to be popping up and down the coast.

“I don’t think that the county did everything perfectly,” says County Supervisor, Das Williams, in response to an explosive article in the   Los Angeles Times   that shed light on how,…

Das Williams responds to criticism that he is soft on cannabis cultivators

“I don’t think that the county did everything perfectly,” says County Supervisor, Das Williams, in response to an explosive article in the Los Angeles Times that shed light on how,…

Emaciated grey whales continue to wash up on California beaches at alarming rates.

California sees a spike in gray whale deaths

Emaciated grey whales continue to wash up on California beaches at alarming rates.

William Finnegan talks surfing, writing, and growing up.

Pulitzer Prize winning author discusses surfing memoir ‘Barbarian Days’

William Finnegan talks surfing, writing, and growing up.

In the new book “In Love with Earth”, local author and environmental lawyer,  Marc McGinnes , talks about what emerged from the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its public outrage.

New book follows the birth of the environmental movement

In the new book “In Love with Earth”, local author and environmental lawyer, Marc McGinnes , talks about what emerged from the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its public outrage.

Some new food and drink vendors have moved into shared commercial spaces on State Street.

State Street gets cozy with new shared commercial spaces

Some new food and drink vendors have moved into shared commercial spaces on State Street.

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

24-hour homeless shelter to open in Ventura

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

The Tajiguas landfill is quickly running out of space. To address those concerns the City announced it will increase trash and recycling fees starting July 1.

Curbside service for garbage in Santa Barbara gets more expensive

The Tajiguas landfill is quickly running out of space. To address those concerns the City announced it will increase trash and recycling fees starting July 1.

“If it starts to drizzle I wake up from a dream thinking I have mushrooms growing out of my stomach,” said Antonio Gardella, a caterer, winemaker and local food aficionado.

Santa Barbara wild mushroom forager shares his passions

“If it starts to drizzle I wake up from a dream thinking I have mushrooms growing out of my stomach,” said Antonio Gardella, a caterer, winemaker and local food aficionado.

The Bureau of Land Management recently opened up comments on whether to issue new permits to frack over 1.6 million acres of California’s public lands for oil and gas.

The BLM hears from local citizens over using 1.6M acres public land for oil and gas projects

The Bureau of Land Management recently opened up comments on whether to issue new permits to frack over 1.6 million acres of California’s public lands for oil and gas.

In Ventura, first amendment advocates faced off against those wanting to secure their own right to a safe and happy life.

Gun shows continue at Ventura County Fairgrounds

In Ventura, first amendment advocates faced off against those wanting to secure their own right to a safe and happy life.

“I’ll never forget the eerie silence,” says Lauren Trujillo co-curator of the online exhibit, ' We Remember Them   ,'   of the day she walked into her sorority house five years ago and…

Online exhibition commemorates 5 year anniversary of deadly Isla Vista shootings

“I’ll never forget the eerie silence,” says Lauren Trujillo co-curator of the online exhibit, ' We Remember Them ,'  of the day she walked into her sorority house five years ago and…

Sixty-five percent of voters in Santa Barbara county approved the sale of cannabis, but the cities of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Goleta have all been slow to issues those permits.

Why Santa Barbara and Ventura are slow to issue pot dispensary licenses

Sixty-five percent of voters in Santa Barbara county approved the sale of cannabis, but the cities of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Goleta have all been slow to issues those permits.

Avocado farmers in Carpinteria neighboring cannabis growers are facing serious pest control issues this season.

Pesticide controversies continue in Carpinteria between avocado farmers and marijuana growers

Avocado farmers in Carpinteria neighboring cannabis growers are facing serious pest control issues this season.