Newsmakers with JR
Panel: Biltmore Stiffs Workers, Das-Gregg Clash on Vaccines - Mental Health Woes, SBIFF Politics
The Newsmakers TV gang is back with.all the latest on this week's top local news stories in Santa Barbara:
Jade Martinez-Pogue updates the stats from the pandemic world of vaccines and variants, provides a glimpse of what's behind the political set-to between Supervisors Das Williams and Gregg Hart over Covid jabs equity, and offers her take on Sacha Baron Cohen's surprisingly solemn remarks in accepting a big award from the Film Festival;
Nick Welsh reports on the cops' long-awaited busts in January's apparently gang-related double murder case on the Eastside, then previews the looming county budget debate over mental health services and drills down into the troubling developments about the simultaneous departures of three key executives and administrators;
Josh Molina breaks down his heart-rending conversations with hotel workers who have been left in the lurch by the mysterious shutdown of Ty Warner's Four Seasons Resort, and recounts his interview with Eric Friedman over the SB city council member getting bashed by the local Democratic Party for endorsing his mother in an SBCC trustees race. You could look it up.
Plus: Mr. Cranky Pants crosstalk, cheap shots and mega-snark. It's all here, right now on Newsmakers TV.
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