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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.

from The 805

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.

from KCRW Features

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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 big, white statue of a cow sits on top of a building along Milpas Street on Santa Barbara’s Eastside, where the local ice cream business McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams started.

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

from The 805

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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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…

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Southern California’s largest utility company is suing Santa Barbara County for failing to prepare for last winter’s deadly debris flows.

from The 805

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

from The 805

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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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…

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