An only-in-Santa Barbara battle of billionaires pitted Beanie Baby titan Ty Warner against subprime mortgage rogue Angelo Mozilo this week, in a land-use permit conflict over pickle ball courts and batting cages.

Noozhawk staff writer Josh Molina has all the details on the latest edition of Newsmakers TV, as his Noozhawk colleague, Janene Scully, breaks down the latest on the epic multiple murder case involving the international criminal gang MS-13, and Santa Barbara Independent honcho Nick Welsh offers a first-person look at the city’s effort to move homeless people out of hazardous encampments into temporary hotel housing.

Then the gang goes around the horn to examine a shocking and embarrassing report about pollution at East Beach; the city’s approval of a big, affordable housing project; and the Coastal Commission’s OK for tests of a new artillery system at Vandenberg Space Force Base, despite its detrimental impact on sea critters.

Plus: It’s the 15th anniversary of the meltdown at De la Guerra Plaza.

If it’s Friday, it’s Newsmakers TV.

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Jerry Roberts is a veteran news reporter, editor, columnist, commentator and author, and spent nearly 25 years at the San Francisco Chronicle in senior newsroom and executive positions. The author of Dianne Feinstein: Never Let Them See You Cry, a biography of California’s senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, Roberts is co-founder of the Calbuzz politics website and a political analyst for KEYT News and KCRW. The documentary Citizen McCaw, chronicles his fight for ethical journalism. Click here for additional columns. The opinions expressed are his own.