Jason Dominguez’s excruciating 8-vote loss to Alejandra Gutierrez in the Eastside city council race is this week’s lead story as Newsmakers TV returns with analysis of the biggest stories in local news.
Shortly before we went into the studio, the ousted incumbent confi...
Laura Capps called out First District Supervisor Das Williams on Wednesday for taking $62,000 from pot growers while crafting Santa Barbara County’s cannabis ordinance, as she proposed a broad package of campaign finance and public integrity reforms.
More than 1,500 ballots remain to be counted from Santa Barbara’s vest-pocket election on Tuesday, but Newsmakers refuses to let a small thing like mathematical certainty stop us from limbering up for some serious punditry.
All you need to know about Tuesday's high-stakes, low-information mini-election in Santa Barbara emerges from the comments below Edhat’s morning post about this singular exercise in local representative democracy:
“What election?” barked one of a number of readers...
The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office will not pursue criminal charges stemming from parents' allegations of adult "sexual predation" of students at the Multimedia Arts and Design Academy, DA Joyce Dudley told Newsmakers on Monday.
As five well-spoken candidates compete for an open SB City Council seat representing District 2 on the Mesa, Newsmakers is offering three big prizes for predicting the correct outcome of this year’s most intriguing election contest.
Newsmakers TV returns with a special night-of-the-living-dead episode featuring a boiling cauldron of devil-in-the-details policy analysis and spooky prophecies guaranteed to trigger the most frightful nightmares of city council candidates running for their political l...
Topic A on a new edition of Newsmakers TV this week is the abrupt and startling decision by schools chief Cary Matsuoka to end his tenure in Santa Barbara – and the personal, policy and political context in which it was made.