Blooms to Buds: A legacy flower farm turns to cannabis cultivation
The youngest of a 15-generation family farm in Carpinteria leaves the family history of growing fruit and flowers to embrace the “green rush” of cannabis cultivation. After six deaths this year at the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area - and some unhappy neighboring residents - the Coastal Commission is taking a hard look at California’s last public beach open that allows vehicles. And saxophonist Ted Nash from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra plays his musical interpretations of some famous paintings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Kids’ free summer food programs are seeing low attendance following fears of increased ICE raids. California regulators hear public comment on ideas for decommissioning Platform Holly - the only oil drilling platform in the Channel that lies in California state waters. Berkeley economists reevaluate the cost of closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
A state grant expands juvenile probation programs
Santa Barbara County uses a state grant to boost programs aimed to keep minors out of prison. An iconic Santa Barbara architect weighs in on his ideas for better downtown housing design. Lotusland’s renovated Japanese Garden offers an opportunity for contemplation.
County Supervisor responds to criticism over expanding cannabis farms
County Supervisor, Das Williams, discusses cannabis permits in Santa Barbara County. Scientists look to explain the spike in gray whale deaths. Some new wine trends might impress your friends.