As oil giant ExxonMobil seeks permission to move oil by truck along the central coast – new information reveals the company’s offshore oil platforms were in violation of federal standards at the time of the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill. KCSB’s Bryndon Madison has the story.
Reports released this month reveal ExxonMobil’s oil platforms off of Santa Barbara’s coast were found to be out of compliance with federal regulations at the time of the Refugio Oil Spill back in 2015. Now, four years later, Exxon is seeking to ramp up production while the federal safety agency […]
An online exhibition has been created honoring the acts of love and compassion that emerged in Isla Vista and on the UCSB campus following the deadly tragedy in Isla Vista in 2014. KCSB’s Lisa Osborn spoke with UCSB librarian Annie Platoff to find out more.
The oil company found criminally responsible has been slapped with more than 3-million dollars in fines. Now, another oil company is making an effort to restart oil production operations in the area. As KCSB’s Bryndon Madison, reports – the plan is getting some support from leaders in north county.
Since this past week, the U.S. has been in a state of political divide over abortion legislation on the state level. KCSBs Daisy Kershaw takes a look back at the history of the fight for legal abortion in the US as well as at the current abortion debate.
At the end of April, KCSB News profiled several sexual assault cases at UCSB that were overturned at the beginning of the 2018 2019 school year. While the three cases differed in their respective details, the university-determined ruling in each case was reversed in an appellate court, which found a […]
The United States is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of the measles virus in decades. KCSB’s Megan Stafford spoke with Dr. Ali Javanbacht of UCSB Student Health for more information about the symptoms of the virus, its spread, and how students can stay safe against it.
KCSB Reporter Anita Carraher spoke to Linda Krop, legal council for the Environmental Defense Center on last week’s sentencing of Plains All American for the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill. Photo provided courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura
Mexico has had a new president since January, so how have things changed, for better or worse? KCSB’s Harry Lawton talked with an American commentator in Mexico City to assess the progress the new President has made in dealing with the many problems facing his country and administration.
A report aiming to capture the magnitude of the US’s teacher shortage was released by the Economic Policy Institute last month. Tine Sloan, an associate teaching professor at the university of California, Santa Barabara, talked to KCSB about the shortage and its causes, as well as how organizations and legislators […]
On Tuesday, April 16th, The Associated Students of UCSB held a townhall to re-evaluate the communities progress towards Food Security of students and the community of Isla Vista. KCSB reporter Kody Chong covers the issues brought by speakers and community members at the town hall.
Anyone who’s tried to rent in Santa Barbara knows it’s hard to find a place to live, and now the state of California is calling on Santa Barbara to build more units by 2023. KCSB’s Robert Stark talked to city planner Renee Brooke about how the city is working to […]