Nick Welsh

executive editor, Santa Barbara Independent

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Nick Welsh is executive editor of the Santa Barbara Independent and the author of its "Angry Poodle" column.

Nick Welsh on KCRW

Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

Is the smell of weed repelling tourists from Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Barbara city attorney, Ariel Calonne, talked of issuing new injunctions aimed to curb disruptive and aggressive behaviors in Santa Barbara city parks.

More services approved for homeless residents, but city parks may crackdown

Santa Barbara city attorney, Ariel Calonne, talked of issuing new injunctions aimed to curb disruptive and aggressive behaviors in Santa Barbara city parks.

from The 805

Executive editor Nick Welsh at the Santa Barbara Independent talks through some of the biggest local stories of the week, including Santa Barbara City Council’s decision to back…

This week in the 805: unions win, new oil wells debated

Executive editor Nick Welsh at the Santa Barbara Independent talks through some of the biggest local stories of the week, including Santa Barbara City Council’s decision to back…

from The 805

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People are illegally mining the Amazon rainforest for gold and tin ore. Some of those elements are going to Google and Apple. The mines are threatening Indigenous communities.

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The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

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LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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