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April 26, 2019

Santa Barbara school board superintendent Cary Matsuoka takes home the Newsmakers (all rise) Biggest Political Loser of the Week Award, for a non-speaking role in the district's big debacle over the GATE program.

During two hours of emotional testimony by several dozen...

April 24, 2019

Salud Carbajal believes the explosive investigative report about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election contains “very damning and very clear evidence” that Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice.

But he’s not calling for the president to be impe...

April 18, 2019

Newsmakers TV this week takes on the allegations of race and gender bias swirling at City College and the ongoing controversy over anti-bias programs in Santa Barbara’s public school system, along with Santa Barbara’s landlord-tenant conflict and the latest sweetheart...

April 18, 2019

Not since John Mitchell covered up for Richard Nixon has a U.S. Attorney General abased himself with as much sycophantic dissembling as did Trump flunky William Barr in releasing the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller a short time ago. 

Barr’s brief, first-da...

April 17, 2019

The lawyer for the Montecito Sanitary District has told board members they are violating the state Brown Act and “half a dozen conflict of interest rules” by engaging in group emails with Bob Hazard, a Montecito Journalist columnist and major campaign contributor to of...

April 14, 2019

A double dose of Newsmakers mega-kudos to Beth Farnsworth and Kymberlee Weil, honored on Friday by the Association of Women in Communications during an emotional program stocked with laughs and a few tears,

The hottest non-profit ticket of the weekend, the AWC's 12...

April 9, 2019

Democrats on the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday are expected to rubber stamp a plan replacing the county’s low-bid system for publicly funded construction projects with a program restricting such work to union contractors.  

The proposal, by Supervisors...

April 4, 2019

From pot to punditry, housing to homelessness and Milpas Street to Farmers’ Market, Nick Welsh, Josh Molina and Mr. Cranky Pants offer a brisk behind the scenes tour of the latest and loudest controversies, conflicts and clashes in the city of Santa Barbara.

Leading off...

April 1, 2019

Assembly member Monique Limon, two weeks past her promised date for announcing if she will run for the state Senate or re-election in 2020, declined on Monday to disclose a new time certain for making her intentions clear.

“Life happened,” Monique told Newsmakers, by wa...

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