Articles From : Jerry Roberts

  • 13 Tuesdays to Go: Cathy Lags Randy, Deborah in 2021 Cash Dash

    Three months before Election Day, challengers Randy Rowse and Deborah Schwartz both are outpacing Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo in 2021 campaign fundraising, documents show.

  • SB Mayor's Race: 3 Top Challengers Meet (Virtually) Face-to-Face, Cathy Steers Clear of Rivals

    For the first time in the race, the three leading challengers to Mayor Cathy Murillo met face-to-face (virtually) on Wednesday.

  • 14 Tuesdays Until SB Election: Power Rankings, UC Poll, Cathy Gaffe, Council Rivals

    Jerry Roberts breaks down the latest in local politics including Mayor Cathy Murillo skipping Hal Conklin's memorial and the rankings of her challengers.

  • A Seeker on a Lifelong Mission: A Eulogy for Hal Conklin

    Jerry Roberts shares the eulogy written by Laura Capps for Hal Conklin's memorial service.

  • Challenger Barrett Reed States His Case Against Sneddon

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara City Council District 4 challenger Barrett Reed on incumbent Kristen Sneddon and him not voting in local elections.

  • Newsmakers: A Conversation About Critical Race Theory

    Jerry Roberts sat down with Dr. Jean Beaman, a professor of Sociology at UCSB, to discuss the growing politicization of Critical Race Theory.

  • It's an Off-Year, So Santa Barbara Voters Only Have to Grapple with Two Elections in 2021

    Jerry Roberts dives into this year's election and chats with Santa Barbara's Clerk-Recorder, Joe Holland.

  • A Deep Dive into SB Election: Power Rankings, Analysis, Forecasts, Political Gossip

    Jerry Roberts of Newsmakers discusses the upcoming Santa Barbara city election for mayor and three council seats.

  • McElroy: Hit Piece Sources Left Snail Tracks

    Jerry Roberts interviews retired Fire Chief Pat McElroy on the LA Magazine "hit piece," and upgrades to 9-1-1.

  • Remembering Hal Conklin, 1945-2021

    Former Santa Barbara Mayor and longtime City Council member passed away at age 75.

  • All You Need to Know About the Recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom: One-on-One with Politico

    Jerry interviews the California correspondent for Politico on the Republican-backed effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.

  • Press Clips: Excessive Force Claims Against Sheriff's Office Have Cost SB County Millions

    Jerry interviews investigative reporter Tyler Hayden on his recent stories regarding excessive force by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

  • SB's Top Cop Talks Community Policing, Alternatives to Jail, and Eastside Double Murder Case

    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.

  • Inside SBUSD's Struggle to Outsmart Learning Loss and Looking to Fall Semester

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Hilda Maldonado on the pandemic, distancing learning, and more.

  • Oscar: Demand for Housing in City Means the Transformation of SB Skyline is Inevitable

    Six-story buildings inevitably will come to dominate Santa Barbara's iconic skyline, according to City Council member Oscar Gutierrez.

  • Rob Dayton: SB's Futuristic Activator Talks Bike Conflicts, State Street's Future & Ugly Neon Paint

    Jerry Roberts interviews Rob Dayton, the City of Santa Barbara's Transportation Planning and Parking Manager, on bicycles, State Street, and neon green paint.

  • How SB's Latest Rental Development Scheme Could Remake Downtown into a Canyon of Tall Buildings

    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."

  • Randy Rowse: City Hall Afflicted by Ideology & Partisanship, SB Needs a Different Direction

    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.

  • Mike Jordan Backs Bid to Oust Kristen Sneddon from Council

    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: Give City Council More Power, Boost Salaries, Limit Outside Work

    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.

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