California doles out money to help the homeless

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Luis Martinez lives on the streets in Santa Barbara. “An apartment complex is going to cost more than $2 million,” he said, but he hopes the state funding will help provide homeless people with more services. Photo Credit: Kathryn Barnes/KCRW

The city of Santa Barbara gets a state grant to try and help the roughly 900 people who are homeless in the city. Old Town Goleta has a reputation for being pretty sleepy. Can a booming beverage industry pour some life into the area? Bakers in Santa Barbara are going to extremes to make the perfect tartine loaf. And as we head into spring, one local nonprofit prepares to receive thousands of wild baby animals in distress.

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Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes