Articles From : Jerry Roberts

  • SB Teachers Plead for Vaccines as School Re-Opening Looms

    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

  • SB Ed Board President Kate Ford: "High Level of Confidence" K-6 Kids Will Return 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.

  • New Dem Chair Talks Politics, Policy, and Mayoral Endorsement

    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 Seeks Re-election, May or May Not Endorse Close Ally Murillo in 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.

  • James Joyce III Says He's All In on Running for SB Mayor

    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.

  • Deborah Schwartz 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.

  • TV Debate: Carbajal and Caldwell Clash on...Well, Everything

    Jerry Roberts breaks down the congressional debate between Rep. Salud Carbajal and challenger Andy Caldwell.

  • Jerry Roberts Interviews School Board Candidates

    Jerry Roberts shares videos of his interviews with seven Santa Barbara Unified School Board candidates.

  • Salud Emerges from Quarantine: Talks Illness, Relief Funds, SCOTUS, Hits Back on Pelosi Attack

    Jerry Roberts interviewed Rep. Salud Carbajal on his COVID-19 diagnosis, federal relief funds, SCOTUS, and campaign attack ads.

  • Das, Steve & Supes to SB Grand Jury on Pot & Ethics Reform: No Way, No How, Not Now, Not Ever

    Jerry Roberts details the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor's response to the Grand Jury's report on cannabis ordinances.

  • SBUSD School Board Round 1

    Jerry Roberts provides a recap of the Santa Barbara Unified School Board's first forum.

  • SB School Board Race: Candidate Forum Set for Thursday

    Jerry Roberts gives a preview of tonight's Santa Barbara Unified School District virtual candidate forum.

  • SBUSD Trustee Urges Quick Investment for Distance Learning, as State Ed Chief Downplays Reopening

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara Unified School Board member Kate Ford on distance learning for local students.

  • Historic Markers at SB Courthouse Celebrate Colonial Exploits of "White Men...White Women, Children"

    A plaque at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse honoring the "first white people" who colonized the area inhabited by indigenous peoples will now be removed. 

  • Das Attacks Grand Jury's Cannabis Report

    Supervisor Das Williams charged on Monday that the Santa Barbara Grand Jury displayed "a remarkable lack of knowledge" in its blistering report about the origin and operations of the county's controversial cannabis ordinance.

  • Local Schools Leaders Spurn Trump Demand to Reopen, Say They'll Be Guided by Science

    Leaders of South Coast school districts on Thursday shrugged off President Trump's sternly-worded demand that schools nationwide physically reopen for the new academic year, saying their plans will stay flexible in responding to the pandemic.

  • How Blockbuster Grand Jury Report on SB's Pot Scandal Proves Need for County Ethics Reform

    The new Grand Jury report chronicling the origin of Santa Barbara County’s contentious cannabis law documents for the historic record a disgraceful political process teeming with influence peddling, secrecy and sleaze.

  • Newsmakers Joins Facebook Ad Boycott

    Newsmakers announces they've joined the national movement to halt advertising on Facebook.

  • Aaron Jones: BLM Concerns Trace to Nation's Original Sins

    Jerry Roberts interviews UC Santa Barbara scholar Aaron Jones on the Black Lives Matter movement and the nation's original sins rooted in slavery and genocide.

  • New SBUSD Supe Talks Vision, Values, Reopening, Racism & Equity

    Hilda Maldonado, in her first interview since being named Superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, said that the nation's multiple health, economic and social crises represent a "perfect storm for us to be innovative" in public education.

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