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Kelsey Brugger

Reporter at Santa Barbara Independent

Kelsey Brugger on KCRW

The Central Coast is becoming California’s new marijuana hotspot.

Is the Central Coast the new Emerald Triangle?

The Central Coast is becoming California’s new marijuana hotspot.

from The 805

In a surprising and unexplained move, political candidate Susan Epstein dropped out of the race for the Second District seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.

Susan Epstein drops out, Gregg Hart becomes sole candidate for Santa Barbara Supervisor

In a surprising and unexplained move, political candidate Susan Epstein dropped out of the race for the Second District seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.

from The 805

The Thomas Fire and resulting mudslides have consumed our minds and conversations the past couple months. It was all anyone was talking about.

What happened besides natural disasters this month?

The Thomas Fire and resulting mudslides have consumed our minds and conversations the past couple months. It was all anyone was talking about.

from The 805

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The debate over gun control and gun shows heats up in Thousands Oaks after the Borderline shooting.

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Here's a staggering statistic.   Over 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from other countries. Even along the Central Coast, it can be tough to find a local catch.

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At the peak of his career as a palliative care doctor in Santa Barbara, Michael Kearney found himself burned out and in a state of personal suffering.

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The Santa Barbara Indian restaurant Bibi Ji is lucky enough to sit just blocks away from two weekly farmers markets. That means dishes are brimming with fresh produce. To celebrate…

On the heels of a deadly mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, two blazes in the area are forcing more than 100,000 residents in Ventura and L.A.

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When chef Emma West began working at Satellite, a natural wine bar in Santa Barbara, she couldn’t help but notice all the people walking by in yoga pants. A popular…

One year ago, torrential rain pelted the hillside community of Montecito, which was scorched a month earlier by the Thomas Fire.

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Santa Barbara pastry chef Sandra Adu Zelli will debut her new bakery business, Gipsy Hill Bakery at the Santa Barbara Night Market, a holiday pop-up inside the old Macy's building in…

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The commute from Ventura to Santa Barbara can be a miserable drive. Roberto Martinez knows it well. In order to get from his home in Ventura to his job in…

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