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Kathryn Barnes

Kathryn Barnes

Producer

Coordinating Producer, KCRW Santa Barbara

Kathryn Barnes on KCRW

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

Where to spot stellar wildflowers along the Central Coast

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

from The 805

As crews begin installing metal nets in the canyons above Montecito to prevent a future debris flow, the community is still trying to decide how to remember the one that killed 23…

The debate over a Montecito memorial

As crews begin installing metal nets in the canyons above Montecito to prevent a future debris flow, the community is still trying to decide how to remember the one that killed 23…

from KCRW Features

A new Crisis Intervention Team in Santa Barbara County pairs a sheriff’s deputy with a mental health specialist.

What really goes in Santa Barbara’s dump

A new Crisis Intervention Team in Santa Barbara County pairs a sheriff’s deputy with a mental health specialist.

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