Jun Starkey, recently hired onto the staff of the Independent, joins the Newsmakers TV gang, recapping her on-the-scene reporting on the big crowd that gathered outside the SB school board meeting Thursday night to protest the district's vaccine mandate.
She also breaks down some of the impacts that new state housing legislation, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week, may have on Santa Barbara, as Josh Molina explains the back story of the new Housing Authority project on city property at Cabrillo and Castillo streets, that is targeted to the "missing middle" affordable price range.
Jade Martinez-Pogue offers her take on the latest pandemic numbers, as new cases and hospitalizations slow down, at the same time the county stands at the brink of 500 deaths from Covid, and also talks about her big election project, surveying some 150 readers about their views of the state of the city, and what they want to hear from the candidates for mayor and city council.
The genial host weighs in on the latest from the local campaign trail and triggers an epic, don't-miss-it analysis from Josh on how Mayor Cathy Murillo has misread the mood of the electorate, which concludes with him free styling the speech he thinks Her Honor ought to deliver.
If it's Friday, it's Newsmakers TV -- all here, right now.