Blanca Garcia

reporter, Santa Barbara Independent

reporter, Santa Barbara Independent

Blanca Garcia on KCRW

The California TRUTH Act, aimed at bringing transparency to local law enforcement participation with ICE, requires a community forum be held once a year.

The relationship between ICE and local deputies

The California TRUTH Act, aimed at bringing transparency to local law enforcement participation with ICE, requires a community forum be held once a year.

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This week at the Santa Barbara Public Library, about 90 people gathered to speak out about the struggles facing low-income renters in the city. Most of them were Latino.

What it’s like to be a low-income renter in Santa Barbara

This week at the Santa Barbara Public Library, about 90 people gathered to speak out about the struggles facing low-income renters in the city. Most of them were Latino.

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