Verizon Wireless service is down in the Santa Barbara area and not expected to return for 24 hours, according to a Verizon spokesperson. County emergency operations personnel stated that there was no fire damage to Verizon's equipment or sites because there are no Verizon cell sites in the fire area. However, the county spokesperson indicated that [...]
Residents have been evacuated from the Paradise Road and Peachtree communities. The Los Padres National Forest is closed at this time; as is Hwy 154 from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez, although local residents are being granted access. ... It’s important for all Santa Barbara County residents to plan ahead so they will be prepared to evacuate [...]
At 8:00 AM on Wednesday, July 18 the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department issued an "evacuation order" for the area within the Los Padres National Forest and the Peachtree community. The American Red Cross shelter at Santa Ynez High School has been closed. Residents seeking emergency housing due to the Zaca Fire can reach the Red Cross at [...]
Harry Lawton interviews Megan Henry and Heather Silva from UCSB's Arts and Lectures about the Summer Film Series; Nick Orloff offers international news headlines; Cathy Murillo with local headlines (I.V. Tenants Union wins small victory over Conquest Housing, Isla Vista Recreation and Park District has a board vacancy). 32 minutes
PUEBLO celebrates another year of social justice achievements and honors organizers, Salud Carbajal, and La Casa de la Raza. Cathy Murillo interviews Carmela Galvez, Marisol Moreno, and Carbajal.
KCSB reporter Harry Lawton interviewed health-care-for-all activists at the opening of Michael Moore's new film "SiCKO." Demonstrators wore arm slings, head bandages, and other costume items to protest the 'broken' health care system in California and the United States.
Advocates for the mentally ill scored a victory when they convinced the county Board of Supervisors to maintain funding for Casa Del Mural, a 12-resident group home. KCSB News Director Cathy Murillo interviews advocate Emily Allen.
At 10:00 this morning, UC Santa Barbara’s Dept of Chicano and Chicana Studies held a Press Conference regarding the decision by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office to prosecute 14-year old Ricardo Juárez as an adult. Juárez was arrested for the murder of Luis Angel Linares during an incident on State Street that city police and city [...]
KCSB reporter Dhara Vala interviewed Al Gore at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival the day after he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
A student, faculty, and staff strike in opposition to the war in Iraq turned into a protest march that led to the shutdown of the East Campus entrance to UCSB. Student protesters gathered at the bicycle entrance to UCSB in Isla Vista around 1pm this afternoon. The crowd began to grow as planned speakers spoke against the Iraqi war. After the [...]