The 805

The 805

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

Santa Barbara city attorney, Ariel Calonne, talked of issuing new injunctions aimed to curb disruptive and aggressive behaviors in Santa Barbara city parks.

More services approved for homeless residents, but city parks may crackdown

Santa Barbara city attorney, Ariel Calonne, talked of issuing new injunctions aimed to curb disruptive and aggressive behaviors in Santa Barbara city parks.

The Short Edition Story Dispenser at the Santa Barbara Public market offers visitors a taste of bite-sized literature.

Story kiosk at the Santa Barbara Public Market offers literature on the go

The Short Edition Story Dispenser at the Santa Barbara Public market offers visitors a taste of bite-sized literature.

Savoring a meal all by yourself comes with its unique joys.

The joys of dining out alone

Savoring a meal all by yourself comes with its unique joys.

A new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara brings together avant garde film with a cultural and artistic exploration of the American South.

Artist James Benning shows Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt at MCASB

A new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara brings together avant garde film with a cultural and artistic exploration of the American South.

“Santa Barbara County, for being such a great place for wine and a great place to visit, has always struggled to raise the kind of funds that other wine regions have to spend on…

Wine fee proposed to help promote Santa Barbara vintners

“Santa Barbara County, for being such a great place for wine and a great place to visit, has always struggled to raise the kind of funds that other wine regions have to spend on…

Revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma coached UCSB students in a special performance. Ma is noted not just for his 90 recorded albums, 19 Grammy awards and his performances for eight U.S.

Yo-Yo Ma teaches UCSB students in a free public master class

Revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma coached UCSB students in a special performance. Ma is noted not just for his 90 recorded albums, 19 Grammy awards and his performances for eight U.S.

Sentences were handed down to two oil companies that do business in Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Local environmental firm wins court cases against two oil companies operating in the Santa Barbara Channel.

Sentences were handed down to two oil companies that do business in Santa Barbara and Ventura.

In recent years, fewer college students have been choosing to major in the humanities.

A new program at UCSB brings students to the humanities

In recent years, fewer college students have been choosing to major in the humanities.

The Santa Barbara City Council lifted water restrictions that have been in place to limit any unnecessary water use through the city due to drought.

City of Santa Barbara lifts drought water restrictions

The Santa Barbara City Council lifted water restrictions that have been in place to limit any unnecessary water use through the city due to drought.

Located inside the historic Montecito Inn, The Silver Bough is young chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas Lee’s most recent addition to Coast Village Road.

The Silver Bough is Montecito’s $550 a plate restaurant

Located inside the historic Montecito Inn, The Silver Bough is young chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas Lee’s most recent addition to Coast Village Road.

In a win for tenant rights groups, The Santa Barbara City Council has moved towards a ‘just cause’ eviction ordinance and voted 6-1 to require landlords to offer one-year leases to…

Santa Barbara city council moves towards 'just cause' eviction ordinance

In a win for tenant rights groups, The Santa Barbara City Council has moved towards a ‘just cause’ eviction ordinance and voted 6-1 to require landlords to offer one-year leases to…

Blue skies and blue whales are part of greater Santa Barbara’s reputation - but both are threatened by container ships that speed through the Santa Barbara Channel.

Container ships asked to slow to reduce whale strikes and pollution

Blue skies and blue whales are part of greater Santa Barbara’s reputation - but both are threatened by container ships that speed through the Santa Barbara Channel.

The impacts of the January 9, 2018 mudslides were so devastating that the affected communities band together for a plan to help prevent this from ever happening again.

Debris flow nets installed in Montecito canyons

The impacts of the January 9, 2018 mudslides were so devastating that the affected communities band together for a plan to help prevent this from ever happening again.

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…