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December 6, 2019

Gwyn Lurie, the new editor-in-chief of the Montecito Journal, joins the panel this week and talks about engineering the $2.3 million sale of the venerable weekly to a group of local investors, including herself.

In her first extended comments about the sale outside her...

December 5, 2019

In Santa Barbara, L.A. attorney Eric Early is a familiar figure at school board meetings who represents a group of parents suing over what he calls a “creeping, social-justice-warrior, alt-left takeover” of the district.

Now, the conservative Republican lawyer is going...

December 4, 2019

(Editor's note: Santa Barbara journalist Kevin McKiernan - documentarian, author and veteran foreign correspondent - has completed a new feature doc -- "From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter's Journey,"—which will have a one-night screening at the Marjorie Luk...

California Sen. Kamala Harris quit the presidential race Tuesday not because, as she put it, “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.” She dropped out because too many Democratic primary voters had come to see her as a...

December 2, 2019

(Editor's note: Today Newsmakers presents a commentary from environmental attorney and First District voter Jana Zimmer, in response to recent op-eds from election rivals, incumbent Supervisor Das Williams and challenger Laura Capps ,on the subject...

November 28, 2019

President Lincoln first declared the final Thursday of November to be a national holiday in 1863, in a proclamation that included an ask for Divine intervention to “heal the wounds of the nation” amid the horror of the Civil War.

Though the "Proclamation of Thanksgiving...

November 23, 2019

(Editor's Note: Today Newsmakers presents an opinion piece from Supervisor Das Williams about political ethics and campaign finance reform. Laura Capps, Das's challenger in the First District, wrote on the subject earlier this week).

Action speaks louder than proposals....

November 21, 2019

(Editor's note: Today Newsmakers presents an opinion piece by SB school board member Laura Capps, who is challenging First District Supervisor Das Williams in the March 3, 2020 election, elaborating on her proposal for local campaign finance and ethics reform, on which...

November 21, 2019

A new episode of Newsmakers TV premieres this week as the panel takes on two of the most schismatic and intractable policy problems facing Santa Barbara’s cities and county government: housing and cannabis.

Nick Welsh leads off with his own special b...