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Laura Capps

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School board member at the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

Laura Capps on KCRW

With climate change upping the stakes and fires breaking out all year, how is Santa Barbara not only responding to natural disasters, but preparing for them?

Shifting the conversation from disaster response to preparation

With climate change upping the stakes and fires breaking out all year, how is Santa Barbara not only responding to natural disasters, but preparing for them?

from The 805

As students head back to school along the Central Coast, KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian brings together local superintendents and school board members to discuss the unique challenges facing…

KCRW Live: Back to School

As students head back to school along the Central Coast, KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian brings together local superintendents and school board members to discuss the unique challenges facing…

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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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The band Spencer the Gardener has been playing at bars and music venues in Santa Barbara for decades.

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A year ago, the Thomas Fire burned through the Central Coast for 39 days. Thousands were affected by the fire, watching land and homes go up in flames. We take…

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A year ago, the Thomas Fire swallowed large swaths of Ventura County and lept into Santa Barbara’s front country, setting the stage for the late-night debris flow that took 23 lives.

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