Greta Mart

Cleanup continues in Montecito; Highway 101 closed through Monday, Caltrans says

Heavy rainfall triggered destructive mudslides in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, around 2 a.m. on January 9. Officials confirmed at least 20 people died after being caught in crushed homes, flash floods or debris flows. Highway 101 is closed in both directions between the junction of SR 150 and Milpas Street in downtown Santa Barbara, a 30-mile stretch of highway; Caltrans says Highway 101 won’t be reopened until at least January 22.

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House Passes Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown, But Senate Prospects Uncertain

Updated at 8:46 p.m. ET The House passed a stopgap funding bill Thursday evening, though the measure now faces uncertainty in the Senate as Republican congressional leaders work to avert a government shutdown by late Friday night. Republicans need 60 votes in the Senate to proceed on the four-week continuing resolution, which would extend funding only until Feb. 16. That is looking more and more difficult after most Democrats and at least three Republican senators have said they won't vote...

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Greta Mart

Heavy rainfall triggered destructive mudslides in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, around 2 a.m. on January 9. Officials confirmed at least 20 people died after being caught in crushed homes, flash floods or debris flows. Highway 101 is closed in both directions between the junction of SR 150 and Milpas Street in downtown Santa Barbara, a 30-mile stretch of highway; Caltrans says Highway 101 won’t be reopened until at least January 22.  

California education leaders say help available for DACA students

Jan 17, 2018
Cuesta College

California’s community colleges and universities are urging their students who are DACA recipients to take advantage of what may only be a temporary window to renew their temporary status. 

State exploring twin tunnels project alternatives

Jan 16, 2018
California Natural Resources Agency

The Brown Administration is considering building one Delta tunnel instead of two, as part of a plan to send more Northern California water south.

Kika de la Garza serving on Ag Committee in Congress
Jose R. Lopez New York Times

 Watching congressmen and senators stubbornly refuse to engage in cross isle politics reminded me of conversations with retired Republican Senator Ben Knighthorse Campbell, and retired Democratic Congressman Kika de la Garza back in 2013. Both touted their numerous friendships and partnerships with representatives from the opposite side of the isle.   

Kika de la Garza serving on Ag Committee in Congress
Jose R. Lopez New York Times

  

Watching congressmen and senators stubbornly refuse to engage in cross-aisle politics reminded me of conversations with retired Republican Senator Ben Knighthorse Campbell, and retired Democratic Congressman Kika de la Garza back in 2013.

Both touted their numerous friendships and partnerships with representatives from the opposite side of the isle.   

  

The Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee--frozen in time
Thomas Wilmer

The Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 serves today as the powerful anchor of the National Civil Rights Museum in MemphisTennessee.

Faith Morris, External Affairs Officer visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer.

Barbara Barrielle (left) with her daughter (and actress in Break Night) Charlotte Barielle on the film location set
Courtesy Barbara Barrielle

BREAK NIGHT is a police thriller movie made for less than $50,000 in eight days (with on-location filming in Oakland, California). A conversation with Producer, Barbara Barrielle.

PG&E video still

State regulators have approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California's last nuclear power generating facility. 

California Covered?

Jan 11, 2018

Broadcast date: 1/11/2018

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. Most experts would agree that the ACA has increased the availability of health insurance to the American people, as well as their access to care. When President Obama took office in 2009, more than 50 million Americans were uninsured, or nearly 17 percent of the population. Since the implementation of the ACA, the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show the nation’s uninsured rate has dropped to 8.8 percent.

Promo photo for George Hamilton's performance in the 1964 Hollywood Movie, Your Cheatin' Heart
popentertainment.com

Join Steve Koch, host of "Arkansongs" for a look at Hollywood actor George Hamilton’s early career as a singer.

Hamilton’s short-lived singing career was boosted by his onscreen portrayal of Hank Williams in the 1964 film Your Cheatin’ Heart.

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