In Montecito, the top local races on the November ballot are for seats on the water and sanitary district boards.
Oct. 26, 2018from The 805
Two local reporters talk whether or not fuel breaks successfully slow down fires and other top local stories of the week, including a cascarone controversy during Fiesta.
Aug. 10, 2018from The 805
Local federal workers are picking up free food as the government shutdown continues.
Jan. 18from The 805
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.
Dec. 14from The 805
Southern California’s largest utility company is suing Santa Barbara County for failing to prepare for last winter’s deadly debris flows.
Jan. 25from The 805
Susan Fort and Natalie Carmichael live in Paradise, California. Both were able escape to the Camp Fire. Susan’s home survived. Natalie’s did not. In their own words, they talk about…
Nov. 21, 2018from News Stories
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…
Nov. 22, 2018from Arts & Culture Stories
In many ways, growing agave in Santa Barbara makes a lot of sense.
Jan. 15from KCRW Features
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…
Mar. 11from KCRW Features
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…
Dec. 5from News Stories
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.
Jan. 25from KCRW Features