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    How One Teen Disrupted A $255 Billion Industry

    Guard Grabber is the security app at the forefront of innovation throughout the personal and corporate security industry. It is a new system for hiring and delivering security personnel that is transforming the way booking is done. Using real-time G.P.S. to support the tracking of your security personnel as they travel to your requested location, Guard Grabber is the newest on-demand platform that puts you in full control of all your security services. It’s simple, smart, and easy to utilize the five protective services from just about any location.

    Guard Grabber is the security app at the forefront of innovation throughout the personal and corporate security industry. It is a new system for hiring and delivering security personnel that is transforming the way booking is done. Using real-time G.P.S. to support the tracking of your security pers ...
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    CASA Hires a New Cheerleader for the Children

    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has a new staff member to help volunteers be the voice for abused or neglected children in Santa Barbara County. With over 300 children being served every day, and a waiting list of more than 80, Kira Farrell is ready to help. As the Marketing and Communi ...
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    CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

    In an effort to raise awareness about the numerous services available to people in need through health centers, CenCal Health joined organizations across the nation in recognizing the many services America’s health centers have provided over the last 50 years during National Health Center Week August 13th through the 19th.

    In an effort to raise awareness about the numerous services available to people in need through health centers, CenCal Health joined organizations across the nation in recognizing the many services America’s health centers have provided over the last 50 years during National Health Center Week ...
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    Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Honored at Awards Luncheon

    Hospice of Santa Barbara was pleased to recognize and celebrate the heroes in our community last Wednesday at its “Jewels by the Sea” luncheon and awards ceremony, held at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino.

    As part of the 2017 Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara event, several outstanding individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to help make Santa Barbara a better place were recognized, including the Flower Empower program of the Dream Foundation; Ridley-Tree Cancer Center; and Charles Zimmer, the longtime past executive director of Hospice of Santa Barbara.

    Hospice of Santa Barbara was pleased to recognize and celebrate the heroes in our community last Wednesday at its “Jewels by the Sea” luncheon and awards ceremony, held at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino. As part of the 2017 Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara event, several outstandin ...
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    MedBridge Announces New Management Tier

    MedBridge, a leading provider of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and physician practice development, management, consulting and revenue cycle services, has recently implemented a corporate infrastructure change through the creation of a Senior Management Team.

    MedBridge, a leading provider of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and physician practice development, management, consulting and revenue cycle services, has recently implemented a corporate infrastructure change through the creation of a Senior Management Team. Comprised of four instrumental M ...
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    Axia Technologies Names Dan Berger Director of Sales

    Axia Technologies, a leader in payment technology and security, announced that it has named Dan Berger as its new Director of Sales.

    Mr. Berger will be in charge of managing and increasing Axia Technologies' network of sales representatives and new market opportunities.

    Axia Technologies, a leader in payment technology and security, announced that it has named Dan Berger as its new Director of Sales. Mr. Berger will be in charge of managing and increasing Axia Technologies' network of sales representatives and new market opportunities. Before joining Axia ...
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    Pilot Summer Program Helps Youths ‘Earn and Learn’

    Twelve local teens brushed up on their job interview skills, improved their resumes and got a lesson in money management over the summer as part of Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara’s (HACSB) pilot “Earn and Learn” youth summer employment program. More than half ...
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    Local Health Care Professionals Support Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club

    By Bonnie Carroll

    Front Row LR – Bud Viard, Sharon Adams, Jerry Jordano, Gloria Torres; Back Row LR – Karen Little, Julie Rye, Maura McNealy, Kim Marsden, Josh Nalywaiko

    By Bonnie Carroll Front Row LR – Bud Viard, Sharon Adams, Jerry Jordano, Gloria Torres; Back Row LR – Karen Little, Julie Rye, Maura McNealy, Kim Marsden, Josh Nalywaiko Jerry Jordano, Partner of Central Coast Home Health & Hospice presented Sharron Adams, President of th ...
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    Pacific Premier Banking on Student Futures

    $20,000 gift helps support Peoples’ Self-Help Housing and newest Education Center

    When it comes to building a healthy life filled with opportunity, Pacific Premier is banking on the bright futures of students who live at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) properties. Knowing that being able to live in safe, affordable housing is only the start, the community bank, headquartered in Irvine, has made a $20,000 investment towards the opening of the nonprofit’s newest education center in Santa Barbara and to general operating support for San Luis Obispo County.

    $20,000 gift helps support Peoples’ Self-Help Housing and newest Education Center When it comes to building a healthy life filled with opportunity, Pacific Premier is banking on the bright futures of students who live at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) properties. Knowing that being ab ...
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    Las Cumbres Observatory Receives $1,000,000 Grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation to Build a New Telescope

    (Photo credit Paul Clay.) Las Cumbres Observatory Director Todd Boroson and Founder Wayne Rosing, in the LCO warehouse with the mount for a 1-meter telescope.

    (Photo credit Paul Clay.) Las Cumbres Observatory Director Todd Boroson and Founder Wayne Rosing, in the LCO warehouse with the mount for a 1-meter telescope. Las Cumbres Observatory, a unique global network of robotic telescopes, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $1 ...
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    ShelterBox USA Raises More Than $225,000 at First Event in Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara-based international disaster relief organization ShelterBox USA netted more than $225,000 at their first local event “An Evening to Experience ShelterBox” held Sept. 21.

    Santa Barbara-based international disaster relief organization ShelterBox USA netted more than $225,000 at their first local event “An Evening to Experience ShelterBox” held Sept. 21. “We are inspired by the outpouring of support from our local community and their desire to pr ...
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    Huge Success: Healing Hub Grand Opening & Mastery with Money

    We would like to thank the Santa Barbara community for the overwhelming response to our grand opening we couldn’t have fit more people if we wanted to! The evening showed us all how many people are searching for a more mindful, conscious community. “Healing Hub santa barbara is a gathering space for mind, body, and spirit wellness…”

    We are so excited to share our upcoming events at Healing Hub Santa Barbara.

    We would like to thank the Santa Barbara community for the overwhelming response to our grand opening we couldn’t have fit more people if we wanted to! The evening showed us all how many people are searching for a more mindful, conscious community. “Healing Hub santa barbara is a gathering ...
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    CASA Adds a New Member to the Santa Barbara County Team

    CASA of Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce that a new member has joined their team to help the many children in our community facing abuse and/or neglect. With nearly 300 children being served and a waiting list of more than 80, Don Deming is ready to help our volunteers be the voice for a child in need.

    CASA of Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce that a new member has joined their team to help the many children in our community facing abuse and/or neglect. With nearly 300 children being served and a waiting list of more than 80, Don Deming is ready to help our volunteers be the voice for a ...
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    Annual Carl Moyer Program to Launch Next Week

    Program Provides Cash for Cleaner Engines

    The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced that it will be accepting applications for its Year 19 Carl Moyer Program next week. The program provides grant funding to help reduce emissions from diesel engines and off-road equipment.

    Program Provides Cash for Cleaner Engines The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced that it will be accepting applications for its Year 19 Carl Moyer Program next week. The program provides grant funding to help reduce emissions from diesel engines and off-road equipment. ...
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    A Big Partnership

    BigSpeak Announces Partnership with World Champion Adventure Racer Robyn Benincasa

    Santa Barbara-based BigSpeak, the leading business speakers bureau, announces an exclusive partnership with top leadership and teamwork keynote speaker Robyn Benincasa--also known for her World Champion status as an Eco-Challenge adventure racer. The Eco-Challenge consists of teams of four men and women racing 500 kilometers in some of the world’s most remote locations, battling against their competitors and the elements.

    BigSpeak Announces Partnership with World Champion Adventure Racer Robyn Benincasa Santa Barbara-based BigSpeak, the leading business speakers bureau, announces an exclusive partnership with top leadership and teamwork keynote speaker Robyn Benincasa--also known for her World Champion status as a ...
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    Standing Tall: Liam Murphy is Now a Partner with Hayes Commercial Group

    By Steve Galbreath

    By Steve Galbreath A Westmont College alumnus and full-time commercial broker for nine years, Liam Murphy has become a partner with Hayes Commercial Group in Santa Barbara. He joined the firm in 2011. Murphy has a wealth of experience in brokerage, development, and proje ...
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    The Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee Issues DACA Support Statement

    Today, in one of the most heartless moves yet of this heartless administration, President Trump has rescinded DACA. 800,000 of our sisters and brothers are facing an uncertain future as their fate is now in the hands of Congress.

    Today, in one of the most heartless moves yet of this heartless administration, President Trump has rescinded DACA. 800,000 of our sisters and brothers are facing an uncertain future as their fate is now in the hands of Congress. We strongly condemn the President’s actions which g ...
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    Meet The New Board of Directors for 2017-2018 Santa Maria Women’s Network

    In July 2017 the new Board of Directors for the SMWN was voted in at their monthly meeting by its participating members. Each took an oath to perform their duties to the best of their abilities in hopes to grow the organization into one of the biggest and best Santa Maria networking groups in the area. 

    In July 2017 the new Board of Directors for the SMWN was voted in at their monthly meeting by its participating members. Each took an oath to perform their duties to the best of their abilities in hopes to grow the organization into one of the biggest and best Santa Maria networking groups in th ...
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    SBPD Taking Applications for the Next Citizens Academy

    The Santa Barbara Police Department is now taking applications for the next English language Citizens Academy which will begin on October 9th, 2017.  The Citizens Academy is a great way to learn about the Santa Barbara Police Department, police work, and our community.  During the nine-week program participants will be exposed to police training, investigative techniques, and technology.  They will also have the opportunity to sign up for the ride-along program with officers on patrol.

    The Santa Barbara Police Department is now taking applications for the next English language Citizens Academy which will begin on October 9th, 2017.  The Citizens Academy is a great way to learn about the Santa Barbara Police Department, police work, and our community.  During the nin ...
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    Santa Maria Police Department to receive $47,000.00 in grant money from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    The Santa Maria Police Department is happy to announce that we were selected to receive $47,000.00 in grant money from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) founded by the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety administration. The money will be used to conduct Shoulder Tap Operations, Minor Decoy Operations, and IMPACT Inspections within the city. There will also be two LEAD (License Education on Alcohol and Drugs) training for ABC Establishment. The grant runs from July 2017 through June 2018. 

    The Santa Maria Police Department is happy to announce that we were selected to receive $47,000.00 in grant money from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) founded by the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety administration. The money will be u ...
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    Carpinteria Chamber Recieves Green Business Certification

    Source: Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce

    The Carpinteria Valley Chamber has achieved  Green Business of Santa Barbara certification. The Carpinteria Valley Chamber is now one of five businesses in Carpinteria that have achieved this highly acclaimed certification.

    We encourage you to share this exciting news as we are extremely proud of our accomplishment.

    Source: Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce The Carpinteria Valley Chamber has achieved  Green Business of Santa Barbara certification. The Carpinteria Valley Chamber is now one of five businesses in Carpinteria that have achieved this highly acclaimed certification. We encourage y ...
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    Family Service Agency Elects Board Co-Presidents

    Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce Katya Armistead and Cole Kinney as co-presidents for the 2017-18 Board of Directors.

    Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce Katya Armistead and Cole Kinney as co-presidents for the 2017-18 Board of Directors. FSA and Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center (SMVYFC) merged July 1 to form one countywide organization that will provi ...
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    2017 Council Election - 4th District

    The Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region has received reports from the Chamber's Government Relations Committee on each of the offices that are up for election in the City of Santa Barbara in 2017.  The Board has reviewed the tremendous amount of work that the committee has put into each race, including reviewing written questionnaires from the candidates, engaging the candidates in small group interviews, and researching the policy positions of each candidate.

    The Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region has received reports from the Chamber's Government Relations Committee on each of the offices that are up for election in the City of Santa Barbara in 2017.  The Board has reviewed the tremendous amount of work that t ...
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    Santa Barbara Unified School District School Year 2017-2018 National Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program Food Service Income Eligibility Guidelines

    Santa Barbara Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Program. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines.

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    Santa Barbara Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Program. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price mea ...
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    Santa Barbara Airport Announces Boeing 737 Alaska Airlines Direct Flight to Seattle-Tacoma International

    Starting on Sunday, August 27, Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) officially announces that Alaska Airlines will begin 737 direct flight service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

    Starting on Sunday, August 27, Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) officially announces that Alaska Airlines will begin 737 direct flight service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The flight departs daily from Santa Barbara’s “easy come, easy go” airport at 3:35 pm&nbs ...
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    Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Breaking Ground on Centennial Campaign Renovations

    After months of planning and designing, it’s time to start digging in.

    After months of planning and designing, it’s time to start digging in. As the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History enters its second century of service to the community, it has a number of exciting renovations lined up as part of Phase I of their Centennial Campaign Project. These include im ...
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    Peter Guber and BigSpeak Announce Exclusive Representation Partnership

    BigSpeak, the leading full-spectrum speakers bureau, representing the world's finest motivational speakers, keynote speakers, business consultants, experts, and trainers, today announced a dynamic new partnership with renowned professional sports team owner and media and technology entrepreneur, Peter Guber. BigSpeak will represent Peter Guber exclusively for all keynote speaking engagements, consulting, and corporate training.

    BigSpeak, the leading full-spectrum speakers bureau, representing the world's finest motivational speakers, keynote speakers, business consultants, experts, and trainers, today announced a dynamic new partnership with renowned professional sports team owner and media and technology entrepreneur, Pet ...
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    Apply for Funding

    We invite community groups to apply for funding.

    As a reminder, our Fall 2017 Grant Cycle is now open. Our two remaining free grant application workshops are coming up tomorrow and Thursday evenings in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara, respectively.

    The Fund for Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation that supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political change in Santa Barbara County. Since 1980, The Fund has awarded over $5 million to more than 1,000 projects.

    We invite community groups to apply for funding. As a reminder, our Fall 2017 Grant Cycle is now open. Our two remaining free grant application workshops are coming up tomorrow and Thursday evenings in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara, respectively. The Fund for Santa Barbara is a nonprofit commu ...
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