Articles From : Jerry Roberts
After a year of conflict and debate over "reimagining" law enforcement policies and practices, Santa Barbara interim Police Chief Barney Melekian is setting forth a framework to begin doing just that.
Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Hilda Maldonado on the pandemic, distancing learning, and more.
Six-story buildings inevitably will come to dominate Santa Barbara's iconic skyline, according to City Council member Oscar Gutierrez.
Jerry Roberts interviews Rob Dayton, the City of Santa Barbara's Transportation Planning and Parking Manager, on bicycles, State Street, and neon green paint.
Sheila Lodge wrote the book, literally, about the history of planning policy in Santa Barbara, and she doesn't mince words about the latest bright idea before City Council to address our alleged "housing crisis."
When Randy Rowse first joined the Santa Barbara City Council a decade ago, conservative Republicans were on the rise -- in sharp contrast to the all-Democrat membership of the council today.
Santa Barbara City Council member Mike Jordan disclosed on Wednesday that he is supporting commercial developer Barrett Reed's challenge to colleague and District 4 incumbent Kristen Sneddon in her bid for re-election.
Ed St. George, Santa Barbara's most outspoken and high-profile developer, believes that City Council members should serve full-time with higher salaries, while claiming some of the power now held by the City Administrator.
Jerry Roberts dissects the bombshell Los Angeles Magazine article that takes aim at Santa Barbara's City Hall.
Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez on the Ortega Park murals and whether she'll endorse Mayor Cathy Murillo.
Randy Rowse's decision to run for Mayor of Santa Barbara instantly reshapes the race, installing a widely-known candidate whose non-partisan, pragmatic political approach holds appeal.
As she seeks a five-year second term, Mayor Cathy Murillo said in an interview that her decade of City Council experience merits her re-election, declaring that "everyday people are happy" in Santa Barbara and describing the city as "well run."
Veteran local journalists Jerry Roberts and Nick Welsh discuss the latest hot news topics in Santa Barbara County.
Union leaders representing 1500 SBUSD teachers and staff workers asked public health officials Wednesday to modify the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to prioritize their members who have been ordered back to classrooms on Feb. 26
Kate Ford says the Santa Barbara Unified School District has "met every requirement to open" elementary schools - and is optimistic about final approval from the state to allow classroom learning to restart on Feb. 26.
The first big test for the newly elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Santa Barbara, comes in April, when she'll be navigating the political cross-currents surrounding the party's key endorsement process for the SB mayor's race.
Eric Friedman, SB City Council member for District 5, confirmed in a new interview that he'll seek a second term this year.
Entrepreneur James Joyce III, founder of the "Coffee with a Black Guy" anti-racism project, confirmed on Sunday that he is running for mayor of Santa Barbara.
Jumpstarting the 2021 campaign, Planning Commissioner Deborah Schwartz said Wednesday that she is a candidate for mayor of Santa Barbara.