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UCSB Economic Forecast

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Business owners, landlords and city officials came together earlier this week to discuss the future of Santa Barbara’s main shopping thoroughfare.

How to revitalize State Street

Business owners, landlords and city officials came together earlier this week to discuss the future of Santa Barbara’s main shopping thoroughfare.

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Newly released numbers from UCSB give a clearer picture of how Santa Barbara County’s economy is doing. Unemployment is down. Housing costs are up.

Unemployment down, housing up in Santa Barbara

Newly released numbers from UCSB give a clearer picture of how Santa Barbara County’s economy is doing. Unemployment is down. Housing costs are up.

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On February 25, 1970, young protestors stormed the Bank of America building in the UCSB-adjacent community of Isla Vista and set it on fire.

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The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

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A slew of events celebrating Julia Child and her love of food and drink will hit Santa Barbara during March 13-15, 2020.

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The story of Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria starts in typical California fashion -- with an orange juice stand.

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The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

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The chances of flooding and debris flowing to areas burned by the 2017 Thomas Fire have greatly dropped.

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With newfound time on your hands during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may want to help those in need. We get some tips on how to do this while staying a safe six feet away.

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KCRW spoke with Dolores Huerta who was recently awarded the Social Transformation Medal by the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

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A new film, “ By Hand ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week.

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