Articles From : Jerry Roberts

  • Mr. Cranky Pants' Winners & Losers from SB City Election

    Jerry Roberts breaks down the winners and losers from Santa Barbara's recent elections.

  • SB's Next Mayor Randy Rowse: When It Comes to Local Politics, We Need to Get Away from Politics

    Randy Rowse says his "message rang true" in the Santa Barbara mayor's race, crediting his apparent victory in the contest to his call to replace partisan ideology at City Hall with non-partisan pragmatism.

  • Very Low Turnout Will Shape SB Results, Cathy's Last Stand, Matt Caught in Act

    Voters are staying away in droves from Santa Barbara's historic city election, with a mere one-fourth of those registered having returned ballots 36 hours before polling ends at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Deborah Says Das Pressed Her to Quit the Race, Calls Dem Party Tactics Shameful

    Jerry Robert discusses the latest in Santa Barbara's Mayoral race including a current supervisor allegedly suggesting a candidate should drop out.

  • Two Tuesdays to Go: James Says He's Got Enough Kick to Catch Randy and Cathy in the Stretch

    Jerry Roberts offers the latest updates and analysis on the Santa Barbara Mayoral race.

  • 3 Tuesdays to Go: New Campaign Allegations Hit Reed, Developer Knell; Daraka Drones, Power Ratings

    Jerry Roberts details the latest in local politics: new allegations against Barrett Reed and Power Rankings of Santa Barbara Mayoral candidates.

  • Four Tuesdays to Go: Mayorals Face Big Dog Debate; MoJo Q&A Power Rankings; Why the Race Matters

    Jerry Roberts details the latest in the City of Santa Barbara's political races with only four Tuesday's to go until Election Day.

  • After-Action Report from SB School Board Leaders Who Pushed Through New Tough Mandate

    Jerry Roberts interviews school board members Kate Ford and Laura Capps on the recent decision to toughen COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

  • HBJ Decries Recall Authoritarian Playbook, Urges SB Elxn Runoff

    With seven Tuesdays to go to local elections, Jerry Roberts interviews former State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.

  • Kristen vs Barrett, Round 1: A Lively and Contentious Clash Over Substance and Style

    Kristen Sneddon staunchly defended her record against an onslaught of aggressive criticism from Barrett Reed on Wednesday night, as the city council race rivals clashed in the first true "debate" of Santa Barbara's election season.

  • 8 Tuesdays to Go: A Facebook Fake News Endorsement for Cathy; Kristen-Barrett Preview; Elder to SB

    Jerry Roberts recaps the latest in local politics starting with a visit from gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder and a social media flub by Cathy Murrillo's Mayoral campaign.

  • Six Takeaways from First District 6 City Council Candidate Forum

    Jerry Roberts breaks down the top six takeaways from the Santa Barbara City Council District 6 Candidate Forum.

  • Winners & Losers at Mayoral Throwdown

    During last week's mayor's race forum, Cathy Murillo ended a blithe answer to a question about all the recent City Hall turmoil and turnover by serendipitously uttering three words that may define the entire election.

  • Six Degrees of Disputation: SB's Half-Dozen Candidates for Mayor Square Off

    For the first time in the 2021 race, the six candidates for mayor of Santa Barbara appeared in the same campaign forum on Friday, in what one contender termed the "political equivalent of speed dating."

  • Salud: Biden Right on Afghan Policy, Wrong on Pullout Deadline; Won't Endorse Cathy in Mayor's Race

    Jerry Roberts interviews Rep. Salud Carbajal on President Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan and his support in the Santa Barbara Mayoral race.

  • Dem Women & WPC Snub Cathy, Deborah Wins Endorsement and Returns St. George Money

    Four years ago, Cathy Murillo won key endorsements from the Santa Barbara Democratic Women's Club and the Women's Political Committee when she ran mayor for the first time. This year, seeking re-election, she struck out with both.

  • Santa Barbara Mayor and Top Rivals Agree to Debate

    Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo and her challengers all have accepted an invitation for a Santa Barbara mayoral debate co-sponsored by Newsmakers and the "Santa Barbara Talks" podcast.

  • SBUSD Chief is 150 Percent Committed to Keeping Schools Open

    Jerry Roberts interviews the Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent on COVID-19 case increases and school reopenings. 

  • 12 Tuesdays to Go: 6-Way Fray for SB Mayor, Vaccine Mandate Scrum

    Jerry Roberts breaks down the now six-way race for Santa Barbara Mayor, city council races, the recall against Gavin Newsom and "cringeworthy" statements by a local developer on a podcast.

  • Op-Ed: It's Time to Require Vaccines

    Two Santa Barbara Unified School District board members penned an Op-Ed about requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure the health of students and staff. 

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