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September 22, 2019

With 163 days left before California’s March 3 primary election, the decision by Monique Limon to give up her Assembly seat to run for the state Senate resolves the most crucial unanswered question about Santa Barbara politics in 2020.

The second-term state lawmaker dro...

September 22, 2019

Monique Limon said on Saturday that she’s running for the 19th Senate District seat now held by termed-out Hannah Beth Jackson -- a long-awaited decision that leaves her 37th Assembly District seat open for the 2020 election and clarifies the shape of Santa Barbara’s p...

September 19, 2019

Most of the panel held off sucking down their snob beers until the show was over, while one member just couldn’t wait (we name no names; hint: it’s Nick) but it all somehow came together anyway for a spirited 30-minutes of conversation about Santa Barbara’s biggest new...

September 18, 2019

In our unstinting efforts to, um, enter the 21st Century, by providing high-quality content about Santa Barbara politics and news as conveniently and accessibly as possible to loyal subscribers and lurkers, Newsmakers now offers all of our TVSB shows in podcast form.


September 12, 2019

For the first time, the three candidates for City Council in the Eastside's District 1 sat down face-to-face-to-face on Wednesday night, in a campaign forum produced by Newsmakers TV.

In a spirited and combative half-hour affair, incumbent councilmember Jason Dominguez...

September 11, 2019

On Tuesday night, more than a dozen citizen orators beleaguered the school board in Carpinteria about – what else? – marijuana. 

The latest outbreak of hostilities over the conflict that increasingly dominates public life in Carp (no truth to the rumor that the city is...

September 7, 2019

Blessed by the political gods, Oscar Gutierrez won 1007 votes in capturing a 2018 special election on Santa Barbara’s Westside– that now have transformed into six years on the City Council.

Oscar, who represents District 3 on council, recently was appointed to a five-ye...

September 6, 2019

Lizzie Rodriguez, sharp-tongued community activist and SB Fire and Police Commissioner, joins the cast this week for the first episode of a new season of Newsmakers TV.

Amid community heartache over the deadly Conception dive boat disaster, Lizzie, Josh Molina, Delaney...

September 4, 2019

Mega-kudos to Santa Barbara word-slinger Starshine Roshell, who will be honored by the venerable Association for Women in Communications this month with its National Headliner Award for her talents as a columnist, teacher and academic marketing whiz.

It’s kind...

September 2, 2019

In just a few months, SB city council member Meagan Harmon has moved from political unknown into the center of the most substantive and politically thorny policy debates at City Hall.

Newsmakers TV scored a scoop last week when we sat down for Harmon’s first interview s...

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