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12/22/2008 9:36am Download MP3
Tighter laws are taking effect this year to try to improve toy safety. But...officials say for this holiday season...the motto once again should be Buyer Beware.
12/19/2008 9:12am Download MP3
It's a question you get almost every time at the supermarket: Paper or Plastic? The environmentally friendly answer is neither. KCLU looks at an effort in Santa Barbara County to educate the public about this issue, and pass out thousands of reusable bags.
12/18/2008 9:05am Download MP3
Santa is getting some big help in Santa Barbara to handle kids seeking to get their wish lists to the North Pole. Santa's helpers are gearing up to handle tens of thousands of calls from around the country for the next few days.
12/17/2008 9:11am Download MP3
Are South Coast businesses doing all they can to operate in an environmentally friendly way? A program kicking off today is not only helping businesses go green, its providing consumers with certification so they know they are shopping green.
12/16/2008 9:46am Download MP3
From replacing old lights in businesses, to outdated lights on your Christmas tree...a local energy efficiency program is helping to save millions of killowatt hours a year.
12/15/2008 9:15am Download MP3
The Channel Islands are one of our region's most important natural resources. Some of these reseachers helping to study, and preserve them actually work, and live on them. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from Santa Rosa Island...where he talks with some biologists about life on the Channel Islands.
12/12/2008 9:28am Download MP3
A timeless story...and, instantly recognizable music have turned Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" into a holiday tradition. KCLU gives us a look at an internationally known ballet company's version of the classic, which will be performed December 13th and 14th in Santa Barbara.
12/11/2008 9:14am Download MP3
Imagine what it would be like if your family didn't have food, clothing, or presents during the holidays. Tens of thousands of people are in that position. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at a Santa Barbara store that opens it's doors, and helps families in need pick out what they need for free.
12/10/2008 9:17am Download MP3
The war may not be over yet, but a developer has won a huge battle over efforts to build a new resort on the South Coast. Plans to build a new Miramar Resort in Montecito have received final Santa Barbara County approval.
12/9/2008 9:21am Download MP3
Long before there was "Entertainment Tonight" or "Access Hollywood"...a now retired Santa Barbara County woman was a pioneer in the world of television showbiz reporting. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Rona Barrett.
12/8/2008 9:42am Download MP3
Hundreds of families are coping with the tragedy of losing their homes in last month's "Tea" Fire. As many plan to rebuild...there is an opportunity to build more fire safe, and more environmentally friendly homes. Experts are putting together a December 13th forum to help fire victims rebuild sustainably.
12/5/2008 9:40am Download MP3
Some political activists from the South Coast are in Washington, D-C, trying to insure that the new Obama administration is hearing their calls for social reform.
12/4/2008 9:19am Download MP3
The demand for affordable housing on the South Coast has also created a market for under the table, substandard housing units. KCLU looks at how one local city is trying to tackle the issue, with some ideas that are also making waves with landlords.
12/3/2008 9:44am Download MP3
It was a shocking crime...a South Coast businessman was gunned down, and robbed in broad daylight, while leaving a bank. One man was arrested shortly after the killing...but now...four others are in custody, and a fifth is being sought.