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    Attorney Renee M. Fairbanks Elected President of Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation

    SANTA BARBARA, California – Renee M. Fairbanks, a prominent family law attorney and community volunteer, is the new president of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation.

    Fairbanks was elected president by the foundation's board on April 21. The Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation is dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and educational legacy of the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse.

    SANTA BARBARA, California – Renee M. Fairbanks, a prominent family law attorney and community volunteer, is the new president of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation. Fairbanks was elected president by the foundation's board on April 21. The Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation ...
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    John W. Ambrecht named Super Lawyer for 2020

    Attorney John W. Ambrecht, an expert in estate planning and estate tax law, has been named a Super Lawyer for 2020 in a newly published listing of top attorneys throughout Southern California. The designation is earned by 5 percent or fewer of Southern California-based lawyers annually.

    This is the 14th time Ambrecht has been selected as a Super Lawyer, an honor he has received every year since 2007.

    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from some 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

    Attorney John W. Ambrecht, an expert in estate planning and estate tax law, has been named a Super Lawyer for 2020 in a newly published listing of top attorneys throughout Southern California. The designation is earned by 5 percent or fewer of Southern California-based lawyers annually. This is ...
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    Cottage appoints Nick Henderson to Vice President of Support Services

    Nick Henderson has been appointed to Vice President of Support Services for Cottage Health.

    He joined Cottage in 2006 in the Project Management Department as a Project Superintendent for the rebuilding of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Over the next 10 years, he was Construction Project Manager and then Senior Construction Project Manager, leading the successful completion of key projects at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital campus, including the Energy Center and several phases of the hospital rebuild.

    Nick Henderson has been appointed to Vice President of Support Services for Cottage Health. He joined Cottage in 2006 in the Project Management Department as a Project Superintendent for the rebuilding of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Over the next 10 years, he was Construction Project Manager ...
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    Sue Larsen new President of Santa Barbara Associates

    39-Year Old Santa Barbara Associates Announces Sue Larsen as New President

    The Santa Barbara Associates announced that Sue Larsen has been elected president of the board of Directors. Larsen is co-owner of Gulley & Larsen Insurance Services. Ms. Larsen is Past President of Santa Barbara Association of Health Underwriters and served as Vice President of Membership for the California Association of Health Underwriters and is Vice Chair, Workforce Investment Board, County of Santa Barbara.

    39-Year Old Santa Barbara Associates Announces Sue Larsen as New President The Santa Barbara Associates announced that Sue Larsen has been elected president of the board of Directors. Larsen is co-owner of Gulley & Larsen Insurance Services. Ms. Larsen is Past President of Santa Barbara Assoc ...
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    Barbara Robertson Appointed President and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

    Source: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

    Barbara Robertson, who has held a succession of finance, operations, and administrative positions with several area nonprofit organizations, has been named president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. She began serving in her new role on February 11.

    Source: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Barbara Robertson, who has held a succession of finance, operations, and administrative positions with several area nonprofit organizations, has been named president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. She began serving in her ne ...
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    Foodbank of Santa Barbara County names Carol Olson as new vice chair

    Source: Foodbank SBC

    Carol Olson, a California licensed professional fiduciary and chartered financial analyst at Quinn Fiduciary Services in Santa Barbara, has been named vice chair of the county's leading food relief organization.

    Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, a nonprofit that distributes 10 million pounds of food a year to needy residents through a network of more than 300 community partners, named Olson as its new vice chair. George L. Bean is assuming the title of board chair.

    Source: Foodbank SBC Carol Olson, a California licensed professional fiduciary and chartered financial analyst at Quinn Fiduciary Services in Santa Barbara, has been named vice chair of the county's leading food relief organization. Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, a nonprofit that distribute ...
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    Service Objects Announces It Has Processed Four Billion Transactions; Efforts Support Commitment to Corporate Conservation

    Source: Service Objects

    Service Objects, the leading provider of real-time contact validation solutions, has reached a major milestone in the company’s history by processing its four billionth transaction.

    This milestone reinforces Service Objects’ role as the industry expert in contact data validation, with services that now include global address and email validation, phone validation and more. The company now serves over 2,800 customers, including major firms such as Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Verizon and Mastercard.

    Source: Service Objects Service Objects, the leading provider of real-time contact validation solutions, has reached a major milestone in the company’s history by processing its four billionth transaction. This milestone reinforces Service Objects’ role as the industry expert in contact da ...
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    New Development Director Position at Pacific Pride Foundation

    Source: Pacific Pride Foundation

    Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF), providing programs and services to more than 10,000 people in Santa Barbara County, proudly announces the launch of a new Development Director position. This full-time position, based in Santa Barbara but engaging with the County as a whole, is the first of its kind at PPF for more than a decade.

    Source: Pacific Pride Foundation Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF), providing programs and services to more than 10,000 people in Santa Barbara County, proudly announces the launch of a new Development Director position. This full-time position, based in Santa Barbara but engaging with the County as ...
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    The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Announces the 2020 Leadership Team

    Source: Carpinteria Valley Chamber

    The Carpinteria Valley Chamber Leadership Team is dedicated to creating a healthy local economy and building a strong environment for economic growth and sustainability.

    Source: Carpinteria Valley Chamber The Carpinteria Valley Chamber Leadership Team is dedicated to creating a healthy local economy and building a strong environment for economic growth and sustainability. In keeping with their vision, the Carpinteria  Valley Chamber recently installed fou ...
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    CenCal Health Appoints Chief Medical Officer

    Physician Executive Farid Hassanpour Joins Health Plan on Central Coast

    CenCal Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan for Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, announces the appointment of Farid Hassanpour, D.O., M.B.A., F.A.A.P. to its key leadership position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hassanpour will provide medical leadership to the organization by ensuring medical quality and adherence to professional and ethical medical standards by the health plan and its network of providers.

    Physician Executive Farid Hassanpour Joins Health Plan on Central Coast CenCal Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan for Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, announces the appointment of Farid Hassanpour, D.O., M.B.A., F.A.A.P. to its key leadership position of Chief Medic ...
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    NEW CEO ON A NEW PATH TO PEACE

    Source: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

    Rick Wayman, newly appointed President and CEO of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), is ushering in 2020 with a vital, new direction.

    Source: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Rick Wayman, newly appointed President and CEO of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), is ushering in 2020 with a vital, new direction. Wayman, 40, will now focus the work of NAPF on a new initiative called Peace Literacy (peaceliteracy.org), an educati ...
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    SB Museum of Natural History Announces 2020 Board of Trustees

    The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce Terrence Valeski as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Valeski has served on the Museum’s board for six years and previously served as Vice Chair for Finance. He accepted the chair position at the Museum’s annual meeting on January 28, 2020.

    The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce Terrence Valeski as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Valeski has served on the Museum’s board for six years and previously served as Vice Chair for Finance. He accepted the chair position at the Museum’s annual meeting o ...
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    The Optimist Daily welcomes Summers McKay as its new CEO

    A positive-news media production and publishing organization, The Optimist Daily is a perfect fit for McKay, a genuinely upbeat person who remarkably has taken on her new role as CEO at the same time she’s taken on another role of a lifetime: first-time motherhood.

    The UC Berkeley (BA) and UCLA (MBA) educated McKay had been building successful “do-good do-well” businesses for 20 years and was a consultant with The Optimist Daily when she was invited last year to take the leadership reins on the online publication.

    A positive-news media production and publishing organization, The Optimist Daily is a perfect fit for McKay, a genuinely upbeat person who remarkably has taken on her new role as CEO at the same time she’s taken on another role of a lifetime: first-time motherhood. The UC Berkeley (BA) and UC ...
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    David E. Graff Named Partner at Allen & Kimbell, LLP

    Allen & Kimbell, LLP is pleased to announce that David E. Graff has been made a partner at the firm.  Admitted to the bar in 2004, David has been practicing law for the past ten years at Allen & Kimbell.  

    A dual certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, as well as Taxation Law, David is equipped to advise clients in estate planning, trust administration, and tax planning.  

    Allen & Kimbell, LLP is pleased to announce that David E. Graff has been made a partner at the firm.  Admitted to the bar in 2004, David has been practicing law for the past ten years at Allen & Kimbell.   A dual certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate La ...
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    Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara: New Website is a Community wide Resource for Architecture Enthusiasts

    With a mission to enhance our community’s awareness and appreciation of the built environment since 1983, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara continues to adapt to the needs of today’s community with its new website. The fresh user-friendly and mobile-centric design showcases expanded resources for community members and architecture enthusiasts.

    With a mission to enhance our community’s awareness and appreciation of the built environment since 1983, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara continues to adapt to the needs of today’s community with its new website. The fresh user-friendly and mobile-centric design showcases expanded ...
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    Toastmasters International President, Deepak Menon, Visits Santa Barbara Club 5

    The longest continuously meeting Toastmasters Club in the world, chartered 1929, entertained a distinguished visit from Deepak Menon, President of Toastmasters International. Menon, who is here from New Delhi, India, attended the 7 a.m. meeting and spoke to the Members on the value of developing self-confidence and leadership skills through the public speaking opportunities the Toastmasters Club provides.

    The longest continuously meeting Toastmasters Club in the world, chartered 1929, entertained a distinguished visit from Deepak Menon, President of Toastmasters International. Menon, who is here from New Delhi, India, attended the 7 a.m. meeting and spoke to the Members on the value of developing sel ...
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    NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applications to join the Sanctuary Advisory Council

    Dear stakeholders and constituents of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary,

    We are currently seeking applications for six (6) seats on the Sanctuary Advisory Council:
    Public At-Large (one alternate position)
    Recreational Fishing (member and alternate)
    Education (alternate)
    Chumash Community (member and alternate)
    Conservation (member)
    Tourism (member)

    Dear stakeholders and constituents of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, We are currently seeking applications for six (6) seats on the Sanctuary Advisory Council: Public At-Large (one alternate position) Recreational Fishing (member and alternate) Education (alternate) Chumash C ...
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    Seek Thermal Introduces Low Cost, High-End Thermal Imaging Cores

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    Source: Seek Thermal   Seek Thermal, the company behind some of the most groundbreaking thermal imaging technology and products, today announced the introduction of its Micro Core and Mosaic Core series – a new range of OEM thermal cameras that can be integrated into products and servic ...
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    Attorney Renee M. Fairbanks Earns AAML Affiliation

    Noted family law attorney Renee M. Fairbanks has been accepted to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    “I’m proud, thrilled and extremely gratified to have earned this distinguished affiliation,” said Fairbanks, an attorney and certified family law specialist with family law offices in Santa Barbara and Los Olivos. “It took some real time and effort, and it was absolutely worth it. The AAML is the gold standard in my area of law.”

    Noted family law attorney Renee M. Fairbanks has been accepted to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. “I’m proud, thrilled and extremely gratified to have earned this distinguished affiliation,” said Fairbanks, an attorney and certified family law specialist with family law offices ...
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    Tomasello added to Coastal Housing Coalition Board of Directors

    The Coastal Housing Coalition announced that Tony Tomasello has been elected to the board of directors.

    Tomasello is a senior planner and project manager at RRM Design Group in Santa Barbara. He works with local agencies and private landowners in the management of a broad range of projects including multifamily, mixed-use, and commercial developments from due diligence and project programming, community outreach, entitlements, permitting, and compliance.

    The Coastal Housing Coalition announced that Tony Tomasello has been elected to the board of directors. Tomasello is a senior planner and project manager at RRM Design Group in Santa Barbara. He works with local agencies and private landowners in the management of a broad range of projects inclu ...
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    Alpha Resource Center Names Joshua Weitzman Executive Director

    Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara has announced Joshua Weitzman as its new Executive Director. Mr. Weitzman was appointed to the role after holding the position of Associate Executive Director for the past year and a half, working under Kim Olson, who recently retired after a 40-year career with the organization.

    Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara has announced Joshua Weitzman as its new Executive Director. Mr. Weitzman was appointed to the role after holding the position of Associate Executive Director for the past year and a half, working under Kim Olson, who recently retired after a 40-year career wit ...
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    Montecito Sanitary District Staff Earn New Recycled Water Certifications

    Montecito Sanitary District staff members Daniel Jacquez, Chief Plant Operator, and Marc Ciarlo,
    Operator Grade 5, recently received their Advanced Water Treatment Operator (AWTO) certifications.
    The AWTO certification program was recently developed using a nationally recognized process to define
    the roles and responsibilities for advanced wastewater treatment. This new certification program is
    jointly administered by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the California Water

    Montecito Sanitary District staff members Daniel Jacquez, Chief Plant Operator, and Marc Ciarlo, Operator Grade 5, recently received their Advanced Water Treatment Operator (AWTO) certifications. The AWTO certification program was recently developed using a nationally recognized process to define ...
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    Montecito Sanitary District Staff Achieve New Recycled Water Certifications

    Montecito Sanitary District staff members Daniel Jacquez, Chief Plant Operator, and Marc Ciarlo, Operator Grade 5, recently received their Advanced Water Treatment Operator (AWTO) certifications.

    Montecito Sanitary District staff members Daniel Jacquez, Chief Plant Operator, and Marc Ciarlo, Operator Grade 5, recently received their Advanced Water Treatment Operator (AWTO) certifications. The AWTO certification program was recently developed using a nationally recognized process to defin ...
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    American Riviera Bank Names Laurel Sykes New Executive Vice President/Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

    Laurel Sykes has joined American Riviera Bank (OTC Markets: ARBV) as Executive Vice President/Chief Compliance & Risk Officer. As the Bank continues its growth in the Central Coast region, Sykes will bring her deep experience in the areas of compliance and risk management to the team at Amer ...
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    SBCC Announces New Director of the Atkinson Gallery

    Santa Barbara City College is proud to announce that John Connelly has been selected as the Director of the Atkinson Gallery. The Atkinson Gallery is the Art Department's showcase for the visual arts, which hosts exhibitions of contemporary art each academic year featuring international, national, regional and student artists working in a wide range of styles and media.

    Santa Barbara City College is proud to announce that John Connelly has been selected as the Director of the Atkinson Gallery. The Atkinson Gallery is the Art Department's showcase for the visual arts, which hosts exhibitions of contemporary art each academic year featuring international, nationa ...
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    CASA SERENA TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN RECEIVES JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION AND MARKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

    Casa Serena, the longest-serving, non-profit residential treatment program for women challenged by addiction and related mental health diagnoses, recently received accreditation by the Joint Commission (jointcommission.org). This accreditation provides patients, families, referral sources, and insurance companies with assurance that the highest standards of care and outcomes are being achieved.

    Casa Serena, the longest-serving, non-profit residential treatment program for women challenged by addiction and related mental health diagnoses, recently received accreditation by the Joint Commission (jointcommission.org). This accreditation provides patients, families, referral sources, and ins ...
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    Austin Muller Joins Avalan Wealth Management

    Source: Avalan

    Avalan is excited to announce that Austin Muller has joined the firm as a Junior Financial Advisor.

    Muller is a recent graduate from Westmont College, where he received a baseball scholarship and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in business. Muller accepted an internship last year with Avalan and proved to be a natural at connecting with clients.

    “Austin’s passion for building relationships and serving our clients’ needs make him an ideal fit for our team,” says Avalan’s Founding Partner Rich Schuette, CFP®.

    Source: Avalan Avalan is excited to announce that Austin Muller has joined the firm as a Junior Financial Advisor. Muller is a recent graduate from Westmont College, where he received a baseball scholarship and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in business. Muller accepted ...
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