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.
In the current stormy and cold weather, homeless people in Santa Barbara turn to shelters such as the Freedom Warming Centers–which have been looking to lower their threshold for entrance. Fatima Mobin has more.
Murderous Trance, directed by Arto Halonen and starring American Josh Lucas, is in part a psychological thriller based on real events set in Norway. The central figure hypnotizes young men to commit bank robberies to raise money for a secretive pro-Nazi movement though set after World War II. KCSB’s Harry […]
The documentary Breaking Habits about the Sisters of the Valley in Merced, recently screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. More than a celebration of the cultivation of marijuana, it is a ringing endorsement of women independently organizing, cultivating, healing and offering positive alternatives. The film, which is being […]
The Santa Barbara office of Arts and Culture has announced the opening for the honorary position of city poet laureate. The responsibilities of the poet laureate are to promote the artistic, educational, and cultural activities while serving as the literary spokesperson of Santa Barbara. KCSB’s Edward Colmenares spoke with Sarah […]
WORKING MAN is the first film by Robert Jury, and will be in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this coming Saturday. The story about a factory closure and the attempt of the workers to keep it afloat comes out of the financial collapse of 2008. Its continued relevance today […]
An effort to bring books to state street is underway… And, artists are encouraged to submit their design ideas for the ‘tiny libraries project.’ The winning idea will earn a ten thousand dollar award. KCSB’s Edward Colmenares spoke with Sarah York Rubin, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Office of […]
Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello share what they learned about enigmatic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury during the making of the film Bohemian Rhapsody. On the red carpet of the 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Malek received the ‘outstanding performer of the year award’ for his role as Mercury. […]
“The Bird Catcher” is a film based on real event during the Nazi occupation of Norway in WW2. The Norwegian/UK film follows the plight of a Jewish girl hiding out in the farm of a Nazi sympathizer and premiered at the Lobero Theater on Feb. 2.
Exxon and Shell have joined forces in a proposal to drill more wells and increase oil production in Santa Barbara County. One week ago tonight the County’s Planning department held a public hearing in Santa Maria for citizen comment on the draft of an environmental impact report. KCSB’s Ray Briare […]
KCSB’s Megan Stafford interviews Chief Kevin Taylor, who serves as the Division Chief of Operations with the Montecito Fire Department on what the community can expect and prepare for this upcoming disaster season.
Laws preventing the sleeping, sitting, or lying on public property have been ruled “cruel and unusual punishment” in the event that an area does not have sufficient shelter for its homeless population. KCSB’s Maggie Drelichman reports.
An unusual art project is slowly taking shape in Santa Barbara: The Timeline Mosaic Project, which will compress 150 million years of local history and geology into a series of mosaic panels, covering 50 yards of wall. KCSB’s Harry Lawton has the story.
Local non profit leaders from the Tri County area recently came together to share ideas and concerns about the future of their organizations. KCSB’s Harry Lawton spoke with the facilitator of the daylong event, Marybeth Carty, to find out more about the process and big takeaway ideas.
The historic Cojo-Jalama ranch is, by any terms, an expansive property. The twenty-four thousand acre property encompasses infamous Point Conception, beaches coveted by local surfers, important archaeological sites,and lots of endangered habitat. But locals fear that it could be home to development as well. KCSB Reporter Anita Carraher has the […]
Firefighters from across the state continue their battle against The Thomas Fire. Unhealthy air quality, along with intermittent power outages prompted UC Santa Barbara officials to postpone final exams, which were supposed to take place this week. Instead – the many services on campus are closed and students have left […]