Joining us on the show today is Jessica de L’Arbre, Habitat Santa Barbara’s CEO, to discuss the affordable housing initiatives and resources they offer to the community.

Crush Bar & Tap, Santa Barbara’s only “official” gay bar, is currently listed for sale at a reduced price. With the bar in search of a new owner, patrons fear the loss of a safe space for LGBTQ people. 

This week, Daniel Huecias sits down with Feltaan, drag queen and host at Crush Bar & Tap, discussing the significance of the bar’s presence here in Santa Barbara. 

The Santa Barbara Independent is hosting its inaugural Wine Week. Thirty-three establishments will be pouring $10 glasses until May 3.

The Indy reporter Rebecca Fairweather joined Sam Marmorstein, owner of Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, to chat about the unique business that brings the farm and vineyard to the table.

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