Hundreds gathered outside the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Friday, June 24 to protest the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade. KCSB’s Ashley Rusch takes you through the crowd. Photo Credit: Daniel Huecias Music Credit: Reflectors by Blue Dot Sessions Follow KCSB News on SoundCloud and Twitter to stay updated […]
The art, mind, and inspirations of the brilliant painter Vincent Van Gogh are currently on display at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. KCSB News reporter Grace Kish met with Curator Eik Khang to tour the exhibit and discuss the life of Van Gogh, as well as what went into bringing […]
In honor of Black History month, The County Board of Supervisors honored 19 Black health care workers, entitled “health care heroes,” for their contributions to the Santa Barbara community. KCSB’s Zuri Wilson speaks with Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt, president of the Santa Maria and Lompoc chapter of the NAACP and one of […]
KCSB News and Sports · Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students In episode two of our series, Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students, KCSB’s Ashley Rusch and Daily Nexus reporter Sindhu Ananthavel narrow in on UC Santa Barbara’s response to four major topics: academic dishonesty, mental health, international students, and […]
KCSB News and Sports · Hannah-Beth Jackson on the Importance of Equal Rights Legislation & Activism President Biden honored International Women’s Day by announcing changes to the way sexual violence on colleges campuses will be handled, vowing to dismantle Trump-era policies that afforded more protections to students accused of sexual […]
KCSB News and Sports · The San Marcos Foothills Protest On Thursday, February 25, eight people were arrested during a protest against the development of high end luxury homes on the West Mesa of the San Marcos Foothills. The Santa Barbara Independent reported that of the eight arrested, four were […]
KCSB News and Sports · Undocumented Residents and Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine Lopez says that COVID vaccine sites often ask for at least one source of identification, like social security numbers, which undocumented populations might not possccess. SBC Public Health Director Dr. Van Do Reynoso responded by detailing how […]
KCSB News and Sports · Congressman Salud Carbajal on the California Clean Coast Act The California Clean Coast Act was the first bill that Congressman Salud Carbajal introduced in January of 2017. He has reintroduced the bill every term since then. The bill aims to permanently ban offshore oil and […]
The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Architecture Institute with the support of the City has put forth a vision for Downtown Santa Barbara that addresses the housing shortage, popularity of denser mix use development, and post pandemic economic trends. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Noozhawk’s Joshua Molina about these […]
Under the Trump administration, the Bureau of Land Management opened up 1.2 million acres California land for oil and gas leasing. The new Biden administration, however, halted federal leasing until further assessment is done. KCSB’s Kathryn Foster sits down with Rebecca August, Director of Advocacy at Los Padres ForestWatch, to […]
Recall elections are special elections permitted under California state law. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with podcaster and seasoned journalist Jerry Roberts about the recall’s legal process and backers behind the petition to recall Governor Newsom. KCSB News and Sports · The Effort to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom
Increasing wildfire fires due to extreme fire weather are unfortunately becoming the norm for several Californians. KCSB’s Yulene Teagle takes a closer look at the study conducted by researchers Danielle Touma and Samantha Stevenson as they take into account the anthropogenic factors that have increased the risk of extreme fire […]
KCSB News and Sports · Latinx Students Being Overly Diagnosed with Learning Disabilities The Santa Barbara Unified School District works to address issues on academic equity, one of these being why LatinX students are more likely to be diagnosed with learning disabilities. Reporter Kali Acquaah speaks with the Vice President […]
KCSB News and Sports · A Santa Barbara County Resident's Experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine The COVID vaccine is considered a ray of hope for a lot of residents who think the two shots could help life get back to normal. For now, only healthcare workers and senior citizens in […]
KCSB News and Sports · SB County Gets its First DOJ Rep for Immigrants Karla Can is Santa Barbara County’s first Department of Justice representative for immigrants. In an interview with KCSB’s Pia Ramos, Can speaks about her position, what this means for the county, and the goals she has […]
KCSB News and Sports · Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy in Santa Barbara In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, KCSB’s Ashley Rusch joins Anna Everett, emeritus professor of Film and Media at UC Santa Barbara, to speak on her experience as the featured speaker at today’s 14th […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Economic Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic Looking at the economic aftermath of the pandemic, corporate profits are rising, and income inequality has been exacerbated as small businesses continue to close. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Matt Stoller of the American Economic Liberties Project about […]
KCSB News and Sports · How the Coronavirus Vaccine Works with Dr. Henning Ansorg As Santa Barbara County reported the highest number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began on Monday, at 360 cases, the first batch of coronavirus vaccines have arrived in the county. The county is expected to […]
KCSB News and Sports · Salud Carbajal's Plans for Third Term in the 24th Congressional Seat KCSB News spoke to Congressional incumbent Salud Carbajal who recently won re-election to the 24th Congressional seat. In this interview, Congressman Carbajal speaks about his priorities and ambitious plans while in office. KCSB’s Alexandra […]
KCSB News and Sports · 19th District State Senator-Elect Monique Limon KCSB’s Ashley Rusch spoke with 19th District State Senator-Elect Monique Limon about her recent campaign, previous experience in the state legislature, and major priorities as she shifts into her new role.
COVID-19 Outbreak at Lompoc Federal Prison “He fears that he’s going to die in prison. It’s just painful – it’s painful for the families that are outside, and knowing what they’re going through is just heartbreaking on a daily basis.” Lompoc’s Federal Prison was ground zero in COVID-19 cases in […]
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]
The oil platform off the Goleta coast, known affectionately as platform Holly, has been the source of inspiration of many who venture to Santa Barbara’s coastline. But since the bankruptcy of the platform’s owner and the 2015 Refugio oil spill, the platform, sitting on top of one of the most […]
SBCC’s trustees recently proposed an anti-racism resolution that directs the new superintendent of SBCC to work on anti-racism plans. To learn more, KCSB’s Tianyi Huang spoke with Jonathan Abboud, a trustee on the Santa Barbara Community College Board of Trustees, representing Isla Vista, UCSB and Hope Ranch.
Students of color at Santa Barbara City College claim they don’t feel safe at school, and that SBCC officials are doing nothing to help. KCSB’s Tianyi Huang speaks with Nia Revis, a student leader of the Black Students Union at Santa Barbara City College to find out about her experiences… […]
While Santa Barbara County’s main jail has been characterized as an outdated facility with expensive maintenance fees, there is no renovation plan and no funding for the plan yet. However, the Northern Branch Jail Project located in Santa Maria, advertised as a back-up for the main jail, has had its […]
The group ‘Concerned Carpinterians’ attended a recent County Board of Supervisors Regulatory hearing to protest the lack of enforcement of cannabis regulations. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with local journalist and blogger Ann Louise Bardach as well as gets the county’s perspective, by speaking to representative Das Williams.