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Hot Springs Conflict Boils Over; MoJo Hosts Women Summit as Dem Women Gain Influence; SBUSD Gloom

As cell phone videos of a stormy, rights in conflict argument at the Hot Springs Trail bathing pools circulated this week, strong feelings resurfaced in the three-way grievance-fest among Montecito neighbors, unruly visitors and obtuse county officials.

Josh Molina's scoop about the social media spread of the videos drew about a zillion views over at Noozhawk, and, this week on Newsmakers TV, he breaks down the stakes, policies and politics of the volatile matter, while describing the multiple earfuls he got from neighbors about their still-seething hostility for not-soon-enough-to-be ex-Supervisor Das Williams; Plus: intel on a quiet meeting between Riven Rock neighbors and Supervisor-elect Roy Lee.

Montecito Journal editor-in-chief Gwyn Lurie helps untangle the unstudied web of governance, underlying the Hot Springs dispute, and shares a behind-the-scenes review of MoJo's first Giving List Women Summit, a well-organized event that recently attracted several hundred guests for several days of honest and passionate conversation about changing the global eleemosynary community's view of philanthropy for girls and women, "from a lane to a lens."

Plus: Hot takes about the rise of Dem Women; sales tax grumbling; SB school strike peril; UCSB grads retake the lagoon.

All this and more, right here, right now on Newsmakers TV.


Check out our new episode via YouTube below, or by clicking through this link.The podcast version is here. TVSB, Channel 17, airs the program weeknights at 8 p.m. and at 9 a.m. on weekends, KCSB, 91.9, FM, streams the program Monday, at 5:30 p.m.

Image: Merriam-Webster discussion of the origin of "hot take," which entered the dictionary in 2018.

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