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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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    Advance Professional Careers with Immediate Skills in Management and Communication This November

    Local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. During November, several of these tuition-free short courses are geared toward improving management and workplace communication skills. The Career Skills Institute is endorsed by LinkedIn and focuses on providing training for the workforce in a unique, flipped-classroom setting, powered by Lynda.com.

    Local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. During November, several of these tuition-free short courses are geared toward improving management and workplace communication ski ...
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    Golden Inn & Village Receives National Awards Of Excellence

    The Golden Inn & Village (GIV), a Santa Barbara County affordable housing development for vulnerable senior citizens, received two national awards of excellence Sunday. A collaboration of the Rona Barrett Foundation and the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County, GIV was cited for Overall Affordable Housing Project and for Project Design.

    The Golden Inn & Village (GIV), a Santa Barbara County affordable housing development for vulnerable senior citizens, received two national awards of excellence Sunday. A collaboration of the Rona Barrett Foundation and the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County, GIV was cited for Overall Afforda ...
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    Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic Unveils Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot

    Ridley-Tree Cancer Center unveiled the Xenex LightStrike® Germ-Zapping Robot™ that is used to enhance environmental cleanliness by disinfecting and destroying hard-to-kill germs, bacteria and superbugs in hard-to-clean places.

    Ridley-Tree Cancer Center unveiled the Xenex LightStrike® Germ-Zapping Robot™ that is used to enhance environmental cleanliness by disinfecting and destroying hard-to-kill germs, bacteria and superbugs in hard-to-clean places. “Patients being treated here are often immunocompromised as a re ...
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    Sansum Clinic Prescription Pharmacy Moves Inside Pesetas Multi-Specialty Clinic

    Sansum Clinic Prescription Pharmacy at 215 Pesetas Lane is moving inside the building!

    Sansum Clinic Prescription Pharmacy at 215 Pesetas Lane is moving inside the building! To better serve the needs of our patients, Sansum Clinic Prescription Pharmacy at 215 Pesetas moves to the new location within Pesetas Urgent Care & Multi-Specialty Clinic on Monday, October 23, 2017. Pleas ...
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    Thistle Springs Ranch at La Cumbre Plaza

    Thistle Springs Ranch will join other local vendors at the La Cumbre Plaza Crafted event on Saturday, November 11, 2017; offering gift and decorating items from their new online shop , just in time for the holidays.

    Thistle Springs Ranch will join other local vendors at the La Cumbre Plaza Crafted event on Saturday, November 11, 2017; offering gift and decorating items from their new online shop , just in time for the holidays. Thistle Springs Ranch is a sliver of nature's beauty in the Bryson community of C ...
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    Inaugural Santa Barbara United Nations Association Peace Prize Awarded to Rinaldo S. Brutoco, Founding President of World Business Academy

    The United Nations Association of Santa Barbara & Tri Counties has awarded its inaugural 2017 Santa Barbara Peace Prize to environmental leader Rinaldo S. Brutoco, founding president of the World Business Academy, now in its thirtieth year.

    The United Nations Association of Santa Barbara & Tri Counties has awarded its inaugural 2017 Santa Barbara Peace Prize to environmental leader Rinaldo S. Brutoco, founding president of the World Business Academy, now in its thirtieth year. The United Nations Association (UNA) of Santa Barbara ...
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    Driving2Save.com launches in Santa Barbara to save lives, money, time & the planet

    With approximately 263 million vehicles on the road, the United States is a country made up of drivers that trust their vehicles to get them everywhere as safely, reliably, and efficiently as possible. However, there’s a good chance a vast majority of these drivers may not know they’re unknowingly sacrificing safety, wasting money and time, and unnecessarily harming the environment along the way.

    With approximately 263 million vehicles on the road, the United States is a country made up of drivers that trust their vehicles to get them everywhere as safely, reliably, and efficiently as possible. However, there’s a good chance a vast majority of these drivers may not know they’re unknowing ...
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    Santa Barbara City College has been ranked in the Top 10 for Online Programs

    SBCC has once again received recognition for its outstanding educational programs. College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, ranked Santa Barbara City College at #9 for Best Online programs. The full ranking can be viewed here.

    SBCC has once again received recognition for its outstanding educational programs. College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, ranked Santa Barbara City College at #9 for Best Online programs. The full ranking can be viewed here. According to College ...
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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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    Renaud's and Empty Bowl are both Coming to Coast Village Plaza

    The major renovation of Coast Village Plaza at 1187 Coast Village Rd in Montecito, which has been underway during the past year, is scheduled for completion in early October.

    The major renovation of Coast Village Plaza at 1187 Coast Village Rd in Montecito, which has been underway during the past year, is scheduled for completion in early October. Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro and Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar are the two newest commercial tenants, and when ...
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    Museum welcomes packed house for The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island film premiere

    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island documentary premiered in front of a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Monday, October 2nd. After the screening, the audience had the opportunity to hear from filmmaker Paul Goldsmith and engage in a discussion about the film and book with an expert panel that also included an archaeologist, an historian and a Chumash elder.

    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island documentary premiered in front of a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Monday, October 2nd. After the screening, the audience had the opportunity to hear from filmmaker Paul Goldsmith and engage in a discussion about the fil ...
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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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    Six for Six: UCSB’s Materials Research Laboratory Receives its sixth round of NSF MRSEC funding

    UC Santa Barbara’s Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) has received its sixth consecutive multimillion-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund six years of operation as an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). UCSB is one of eight institutions to receive such an award this year.

    UC Santa Barbara’s Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) has received its sixth consecutive multimillion-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund six years of operation as an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). UCSB is one of eight institutions to ...
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    Santa Barbara County Psychological Association Offers Resources in Wake of Mass Shooting

    Psychologists in the Santa Barbara County region joined colleagues Monday in expressing deep sadness over the mass shooting of concertgoers in Las Vegas, NV, on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Several local families were directly impacted by the tragedy.

    “We want to insure people that many of the feelings they are experiencing – shock, anger, fear – are normal responses to a trauma,” said Dr. Laura Ciel, president of the association that represents more than 190 licensed clinical psychologists, graduate students in psychology, and post-doctoral trainees.

    Psychologists in the Santa Barbara County region joined colleagues Monday in expressing deep sadness over the mass shooting of concertgoers in Las Vegas, NV, on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Several local families were directly impacted by the tragedy. “We want to insure people that many of the feeling ...
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    Zimbabwe War Veterans Boycott Mugabe Speech

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    Leaders of Zimbabwean war veterans have boycotted a speech by President Robert Mugabe to honour fighters of the country's independence war, widening a rift with Africa's oldest leader. The veterans, who boycotted Monday's speech, have called on Mugabe to step down. The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) last month denounced Mugabe, 92, as a divisive ruler, in a jolting rebuke underlining mounting anger over economic woes. The ZNLWVA executive was absent from National Heroes Day celebrations in the capital to honour living and dead fighters of the 1970s liberation war against white minority rule. The group has anchored Mugabe's election campaigns since 2000, when the first major opposition to the president emerged with the formation in 1999 of the main opposition party Movement For Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai.<br>
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    ZNLWVA secretary-general Victor Matemadanda said his group had boycotted Monday's event because it had lost its meaning. Mugabe's government has arrested and charged war veterans' leaders in a crackdown against his formed allies. In his 50-minute speech, Mugabe did not mention the war veterans, but instead accused activist pastor Evan Mawarire of calling for violent anti-government protests. ThisFlag movement last month led a protest over delayed salaries for public sector employees that closed businesses, government offices, schools and hospitals - the most significant popular defiance of the long-ruling Mugabe in a decade. Mugabe's government is drafting a Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill, which will allow authorities to seize phones and laptops. This is seen as an effort to curb the use of social media to organise anti-government demonstrations.<br>
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    For most ad agency staffers, Memorial Day is celebrated with a day off, marching bands, retail discounts and perhaps fireworks. But at one New York shop, it's decidedly quieter. Sherry Russell, co-founder and chief creative officer of Ayni Brigade. This year the agency plans to post a brief essay by an employee—an Army veteran—on its social media pages about the significance of the day for its staff. And the day does have special signficance for the agency, which by design is heavily staffed mainly by military vets. The idea to hire U.S. Peru. While on hiking trip in the Andes Mountains in 2011 with her husband, Russell wondered why the villagers remained at the mercy of the inclement weather, with their thatched-roof homes constantly ravaged by rain and winds.<br>
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    A local guide told them about a principle called "Ayni" — a principle of mutual reciprocity, "where everybody looks out for one another," Russell said. When the family returned stateside, the couple tried to figure out how they could put the concept in practice in their own lives. They considered the high unemployment rate, which was especially high among veterans, and in 2013, Ayni Brigade - http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170416-african-war-veterans-receive-french-cit... was born. Russell leads the creative, digital boutique part of the business; Her husband Mark, who is CEO, heads up the marketing strategy and business consulting side. Their third co-founder - https://Www.Cpcc.edu/testing_assessment/college-level-examination-progra... and the company's chief operating officer is Brian Hollyfield, a Marine Corps veteran. They three have drawn clients including SAP, St. Joseph's Health and Eaton's Ephesus Lighting, a few of which sought out the firm because of its investment in veteran hiring, Russell said.<br>
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    Military veterans in Canberra, Australia, are getting on with life, and dragging younger veterans along for the ride. Historically, there's been a divide between World War 1 and World War 11 veterans, and then WW2 and Vietnam veterans. And these days, military personnel tend to serve in two, three, four or more theatres of war in a constantly changing mosaic. The result is that they lack a cohesive network and the critical mass to organize the services and post-combat camaraderie the larger numbers of prior veterans could rely on. The aggregating 'peacekeeper' or 'peacemaker' terms doesn't seem to work to draw them together, and consequently many ex-servicemen and women, and their families, feel alone and adrift as they try to make their way in a post-military life.<br>
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    This becomes particularly evident when illness invades a family, often in the form of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals and families start to do it tough, and feel they have nowhere to turn for help, because all the familiar structures are no longer in place. The Vietnam Veterans' Federation in Canberra recently changed its name to the inclusive Vietnam Veterans and Veterans Federation to make it easier for young veterans to realize the old warriors' services are available to young pups, too. Now, veterans of military conflicts in any part of the world and serving Australian Defence Force personnel get help and camaraderie daily at the Federation's premises at 9 Burkitt St, Page, in the Australian Capital Territory.<br>
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    An ex-service organisation, VV&VF's primary focus is helping everyone who is eligible to lodge a claim with the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) for compensation or pension entitlements, to do so. The service is free, effective, and particularly relevant to veterans of recent conflicts. The volunteers who provide the service are trained on the three separate pieces of legislation under which claims can be made to DVA. They prepare claims and represent claimants who wish to appeal against a rejection of their claim by Veteran Affairs. Representation is available at the Veterans' Review Board and also at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The organization also provides a drop in center, complete with meeting rooms and a Garden of Peace. The Vietnam Vets started the organization when they were virtually rejected by the Returned Servicemen's League (RSL) after their return home. They did the hard yards convincing governments, of both political persuasions, to recognise mental health problems that were very prevalent after the Vietnam War. They also ensured that the government set up the Vietnam Veterans' Counselling Service. The VVCS provided counselling for veterans, their partners and children that proved vital in saving many marriages and lives.<br>
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    Next month, Clark County councilors will likely decide the fate of a proposal to build a retreat for military veterans called Camp Eagles Rest in Bratton Canyon Park north of La Center. The source of the proposal is Columbia River Veterans Organization, a nonprofit group led by Washougal Mayor Sean Guard. According to the organization, Camp Eagles Rest would provide relaxation, quiet camaraderie and healing. Veterans who come to the camp could stay for free up to a week. Bratton Canyon Park is an 80-acre property that was transferred - http://Www.eftzone.com/2008/11/11/eft-for-war-veterans/ from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to Clark County in 2011. According to Bill Bjerke, the county’s parks manager, most all of Bratton Canyon Park is not developed. If the retreat site becomes a reality, it will be situated on 30 acres of the park’s east end.<br>
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    Bjerke said the proposal calls for eight cabins - four veterans per cabin - a restroom/shower/laundry building, an office/kitchen/dining hall and outbuildings for storage - https://victoryforveterans.org/ . He said there is an open meadow area on the 30 acres where those buildings would be located; however, plenty of brush would need to be cleared. It would be a nice spot, and we would try to leave as small of a footprint as possible," Bjerke said. The Columbia River Veterans Organization plans to finance the construction and operate Camp Eagles Rest through fundraising. We’ll get money from grant programs, events — lots of different ways," said Guard. Guard said the idea of Camp Eagles Rest came to his mind about a year and a half ago. We want to put something together for veterans that can help them, but isn’t so clinical or connected to the government," Guard said. In early stages of the camp’s development, three other sites were considered. This spot (Bratton Canyon Park) has the most and is the best for what we’re going to need," Guard said. Bjerke said when he was first approached by Guard about the idea, he was surprised. I had never heard of anything like that before," Bjerke said. About two weeks ago, an open house was held to gather public comments on the proposal. Most attendees supported the idea.<br>
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    PETERSBURG, Fla. - Local military veterans are finding renewed purpose amidst the chaos of winds and strong currents. During a 3-day event, operating out of the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, participants of the Warrior Sailing Basic Training Camp are working together in small teams aboard Sonar sailboats, with an on-board professional coach accompanying each team. By the end of the camp, they will have the basic skills to maneuver a boat on Tampa Bay or wherever they live. The Warrior Sailing Program (WSP) was founded in St. Petersburg and has grown to serving locations around the country. The mission is to introduce active military and veterans with disabilities to the sport of sailing, with opportunities ranging from introductory level sailing to world championship competition and maritime career development.<br>
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    WSP is partnering with the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the St. Petersburg Sailing Center to give back the gift of competition, camaraderie and being a part of a unit. The program is offered at no cost to participants, with adaptive technology brought in by the Warrior Sailing and sailboats provided by St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The participants come from all branches of the military and have varying injuries that range from limb loss, traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress and other physical disabilities from injuries incurred while serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and even Vietnam. Two area Paralympians take to the waters of Tampa Bay to share their skills with wounded veterans, giving them a new challenge, to learn the sport of sailing. Graduates from the Basic Training Camp will learn about local sailing opportunities and those in their hometowns. Select graduates have the opportunity to join the advanced training to earn a keelboat certification or learn racing skills to compete in open and disabled racing events both across the country and around the world. More information on the Warrior Sailing Program can be found online at www.warriorsailing.org.<br>
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    I know an owner of a company that supports military veterans by placing them into information security positions within the Minneapolis/St Paul area. His motto is, if we trust our military to protect our country, why shouldn’t they also protect our companies from infosec attacks? So, I’ve been considering what career tracks they can have that would lead to a financially beneficial career for them and their families. My first thought focuses on the variety of security analyst roles that exist related to Security Operation Centers. The SOC is the center of the storm when a breach occurs, the storm escalates to the Security Incident Handling experts. But the SOC analysts need to be vigilant in reviewing data (e.g. Security analyst roles can grow up into higher and higher analyst roles.<br>
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    I’ve seen 5 levels of analyst roles within local large banks. It would be beneficial for the analysts to pick up a CISSP certification to give them a good background in InfoSec concepts. Read reviews of today's top security tools and bookmark CSO's daily dashboard for the latest advisories and headlines. Sign up for CSO newsletters. Another career path is that within product administration. Administration of simple products is profitable and as one moves to administration of more complex products one can see large gains in financial compensation. One can start with Linux administration. They can get a good Linux administration book from a local bookstore.<br>
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    After Linux administration, I would recommend the next role would be virtual machine administration. Virtual machine solutions give great insight into the core functionality of a datacenter and they support custom and purchased applications in all the SDLC (dev, test, stage, and production) environments. Help desk work is also beneficial because it gives one insight into a company’s critical solutions. Once someone understands the datacenter, they can move into specialty administration functions like: storage subsystems, firewalls, load balancers, two factor authentication tools, and identity and access management products. Specializing in administration of any of these areas is quite profitable and there are limits in the number of experts that can perform these functions.<br>
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    People that don’t understand IT complexity shouldn’t apply. So, what is the most profitable work? Security engineering and sales is the most profitable. It is difficult to deploy security products well within large corporations. Security engineers are often flown in to deploy their company’s products within companies that have paid for their products. Common products include switches/routers, firewalls, load balancers, storage products, virtualization products and identity and access products. Sales and marketing roles are critical roles and they are also very profitable. Sales roles are likely the most reachable for some of the military veterans. The veteran’s skills in gaining trust and persuasive communication are most important. As they learn more about various security solutions they become even more valuable.<br>
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    Marketing is a little harder to break into because some of the marketing roles require an in-depth understanding of a product. That can be hard to gain over time if one lacks a product development background - designing the product. Another area is security architecture. Architects are concerned about how the security and other IT products work together. They often do the research to determine which products should be deployed to meet security needs. They also interact with sales engineers to do the planning for deployment of new products. The architects often interact with the engineers who deploy the products. In summary, I would recommend the following career paths for military veterans: security analysts, product administration and sales. I would not recommend sales engineering, marketing and security product marketing until they have more experience with products and IT infrastructure. Getting a CISSP certification would also be beneficial to give them some understanding of the infosec business. This article is published as part of the IDG Contributor Network.<br>
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    As the daughter of former Gov. Mario Cuomo and the sister of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and as the wife of footwear designer Kenneth Cole, Maria Cuomo Cole has not one but two famous family names. But Cuomo Cole has made her own mark as chairwoman of HELP USA, a major nonprofit organization providing housing and other services for homeless and low-income people. The nonprofit, founded by Andrew Cuomo three decades ago, has also launched innovative programs directed toward military veterans, who have long made up a disproportionate share of the homeless population. Cuomo Cole, who took the reins 25 years ago, was honored this month with a lifetime achievement award at City & State’s annual event to recognize 10 remarkable military veterans who are still serving their communities.<br>

    mckinsey.com - http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-sector/our-insights/two-views-on-how-customer-experience-can-better-serve-us-military-veterans Leaders of Zimbabwean war veterans have boycotted a speech by President Robert Mugabe to honour fighters of the country's independence war, wideni ...
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    For The War Veterans

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    L'Hotel National des Invalides, more commonly known as Les Invalides, is a prominent structural complex in Paris, France. It was originally built as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans. mtmary.edu - http://www.mtmary.edu/admissions/veterans/index.html The Musee de l'Armee was established after the merging of the Museum of Artillery and Historical Museum of the Army. The museum prides itself for its collection of weapons, uniforms and banners, armors and paintings and covers the military history from the middle ages to the early 20th century. Other museums are in Les Invalides are: the Musee des Plans-Reliefs and the Musee de l'ordre de la Liberation. The former contains detailed military maps and models of fortified cities and fortresses and the latter was created to recognize France's liberty and exhibits more than three thousand artifacts.<br>
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    You know, there are some companies which only hire combat veterans. That sounds like a pretty good idea to me, especially as many soldiers are coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq, and it's hard for them to get work. Further, many folks don't understand their brashness, or take charge attitude. Folks in the United States have become quite weak, and with all this groupthink and playing patty-cake in committees and meetings at our largest corporations they just don't understand these returning veterans. Okay so, let's talk about this for second shall we? Not long ago, I was talking to an Army Ranger who was on disability after serving several tours, he also had tore up his shoulder while in training doing sparring but he was still as tough as they come.<br>
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    It turns out, that there have been folks who have tried to file lawsuits with companies which only hire military veterans because they say that is discrimination. It's amazing the amount of laws we have confining and regulating human resources and employment in this country. cpcc.edu - https://www.cpcc.edu/testing_assessment/college-level-examination-progra... Certainly companies which only hire veterans - https://En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fictional_war_veterans of the military can solve this problem using the free market. However once we get lawyers involved, they're damned if they do, and damned if they don't. Some of these folks coming back are quite aggressive, and they may even have PTSD issues. In any case, it was great to talk to someone who has served this great nation of ours, and to get his personal perspective on this. I thanked him for the service to our great country; and he said; "you are welcome it was my pleasure." Indeed, at this point I must say I agree with him about the challenges here, and applaud his exemplary service. I thought you should know. nih.gov - https://Www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26299275 Please consider all this and think on it.<br>
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    Not long ago, I had an interesting email conversation with a traumatic brain injury survivor and he reminded me of the importance of supporting our men and women who have been injured in serving our country. Indeed, we should all support our military veterans in their time of need. There are many Iraq Conflict soldiers and marines coming back with injuries from shrapnel - caused by IEDs. The other night I listened to a passionate speaker on Coast-to-Coast AM talk radio about helping Soldiers from Iraq with injuries recoup. We must take these issues seriously and all of us must support our troops. Coming from a military family myself, I very much agree with their passion, mission and strength of character, it is exactly what folks who go through hell need to hear - we care and we will be here for you.<br>
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    Many of these folks survive their injuries and go on to do great things, as that which does not kill us makes us stronger - adversity builds character. Shouldn't we match their character and support them? I sustained an open skull fracture with right frontal lobe damage and remained in a coma for 3 weeks, I underwent brain and skull surgery after waking from the coma. Today this real life brain injury survivor is helping others get through their tough times, and he shows us just how important it is for us to support our troops coming home who have injuries. His motto is so befitting and is a testament of his will to survive and thrive, we owe it to ourselves to keep his vision alive.<br>
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    Iconic Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe had occasions of plunging into almost immortal eloquence in most of his writings. One such lucid moment is captured in his all-time classic, Things Fall Apart, which, to a huge extent, now mirrors happenings in Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu PF. Things have been falling apart at an unprecedented rate in the last few months and worse times could be ahead. The internecine fights just won’t end. Events of the last few days bear testimony to this self-evident truth. Achebe, drawing from his native Nigerian language, quotes a proverb that aptly describes an unusual state of affairs in the context. In a nutshell, what this means is that when an unexpected phenomenon becomes commonplace, then something would have gone wrong, terribly so.<br>
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    It’s something akin to a nocturnal bird, the owl, hovering above heads in sunshine. It speaks to something definitely wrong. Happenings in the ruling party have assumed a similar turn. The toad is leaping in the glare of daylight and the owl is perching on a twig in full view of children at 12 midday; things are not well. War veterans, who, for a long time, formed the backbone of President Robert Mugabe’s rule, having been instrumental in the liberation struggle itself to executing the chaotic land reform are up in arms with their previously unquestioned leader. It was unthinkable that anyone in Zanu PF could openly contradict Mugabe on any matter.<br>

    L'Hotel National des Invalides, more commonly known as Les Invalides, is a prominent structural complex in Paris, France. It was originally built as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans. The Musee de l'Armee was established after the merging of the Museum of Artillery and Historical M ...
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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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    AXS AND THE HISTORIC ARLINGTON THEATRE IN SANTA BARBARA ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE TICKETING PARTNERSHIP

    Father John Misty, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Daniel Tosh and Kevin Hart Kick Off Shows Within New AXS Ticketing Platform

    Father John Misty, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Daniel Tosh and Kevin Hart Kick Off Shows Within New AXS Ticketing Platform AXS, the global leader in ticketing and technology, is proud to announce a new partnership with the most historic venue in Santa Barbara, CA—The Arlington Theatre. Thi ...
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    Santa Barbara Unified School District Opens Recruitment for Director of English Learner and Parent Engagement

    Santa Barbara Unified School District opened recruitment for the Director of English Learner and Parent Engagement, a position held by Dr. Jacqueline Mora since July of 2015. Dr. Mora was recently appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Education Services at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Recruitment for the Director of English Learner and Parent Engagement opened on September 28, 2017 and will close on October 27, 2017. 

    Santa Barbara Unified School District opened recruitment for the Director of English Learner and Parent Engagement, a position held by Dr. Jacqueline Mora since July of 2015. Dr. Mora was recently appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Education Services at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Distr ...
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    A New AWoL Mentorship: Daniel Newman-Lessler & Maestro Nir Kabaretti

    We are very excited to announce a new AWoL mentorship between Maestro, Nir Kabaretti, Music Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and Daniel Newman-Lessler, who recently earned his Masters of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music.

    We are very excited to announce a new AWoL mentorship between Maestro, Nir Kabaretti, Music Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and Daniel Newman-Lessler, who recently earned his Masters of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music. Maestro Kaberetti has been Music and Artisti ...
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    Santa Barbara Unified School District Considers Limiting Interdistrict Transfers

    Santa Barbara Unified School Board of Education will consider a policy change limiting interdistrict transfers at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on October 10, 2017. The policy change under consideration is a result of a district funding model shift to basic aid this fiscal year. Basic aid is when the district is in a position to generate more revenue through local property taxes than the State provides through traditional funding formulas.

    Santa Barbara Unified School Board of Education will consider a policy change limiting interdistrict transfers at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on October 10, 2017. The policy change under consideration is a result of a district funding model shift to basic aid this fiscal year. Basic a ...
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    The Root of Languages

    Source: University of California, Santa Barbara

    Recognized as a linguistics trailblazer, UC Santa Barbara professor Bernard Comrie is being honored by the British Academy for demonstrating the highest standards of achievement and scholarship.

    Source: University of California, Santa Barbara Recognized as a linguistics trailblazer, UC Santa Barbara professor Bernard Comrie is being honored by the British Academy for demonstrating the highest standards of achievement and scholarship. Selected for the Neil & Saras Smith Medal, Co ...
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    Art Lovers Walk the Walk at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s 2017 Artwalk

    (Photo by Baron Spafford: SB Museum of Natural History President & CEO Luke Swetland stands with Diane & Ralph Waterhouse in front of Mr. Waterhouse’s Director’s Award-winning artwork.)

    (Photo by Baron Spafford: SB Museum of Natural History President & CEO Luke Swetland stands with Diane & Ralph Waterhouse in front of Mr. Waterhouse’s Director’s Award-winning artwork.) Artists, art lovers, and Museum supporters gathered at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural ...
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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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    Bigg Boss Tamil Vote Online Final Week Elimination Results and Updates

    Bigg Boss Vote is a public opinion procedure in Bigg Boss Tamil Television series conducted by Vijay Television hosted by our very own UlagaNayagan Kamal Hassan. No wonder folks are already mad about the show, and it has begun voting for their favorite contestants.

    The voting for big boss commenced in the next week of its airing. The Show is intended for 100 days and is said to possess seasons in the coming years. People have already started to demonstrate their love and hatred towards the contestants. Let us wait and find out who wins the title of Bigg Boss Tamil Vote period 1.

    Bigg Boss Vote is a public opinion procedure in Bigg Boss Tamil Television series conducted by Vijay Television hosted by our very own UlagaNayagan Kamal Hassan. No wonder folks are already mad about the show, and it has begun voting for their favorite contestants. The voting for big boss commenc ...
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    SBCC Geology Staff Receives Best Geoscience Guidebook Award

    Photo: SBCC Geologist and administrative assistant Libby Gans (left) and geologist and Professor Emeritus at UCSB, Dr. Arthur Sylvester

    Photo: SBCC Geologist and administrative assistant Libby Gans (left) and geologist and Professor Emeritus at UCSB, Dr. Arthur Sylvester SBCC Geology staff have literally put California roadways on the map in an award-winning guidebook. Libby Gans will receive the Geoscience Information Societ ...
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    Opera Santa Barbara Honors Emeritus Directors Frederick Sidon and Duncan Mellichamp

    Opera Santa Barbara has named Frederick Sidon and Duncan Mellichamp Honorary Board Members in recognition for their many extraordinary efforts on behalf of the company. Current Board members conferred the title on Messrs. Sidon and Mellichamp during a brief ceremony today at the University Club. ...
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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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    71st Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days Parade Winners Revealed

    The 71st annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days hosted its “Greatest Little Small Town Parade” today (Sunday, 9/24/17) under sunny skies starting at 11:00 a.m. featuring more than 350 participants in 37 entries from around the region. The parade and festivities attracted an estimated 3,000 people to the community today according to organizers. This year’s parade theme was “Embracing Our Heritage.”

    The 71st annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days hosted its “Greatest Little Small Town Parade” today (Sunday, 9/24/17) under sunny skies starting at 11:00 a.m. featuring more than 350 participants in 37 entries from around the region. The parade and festivities attracted ...
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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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    Bennett's Educational is Moving

    Bennett's Educational Materials will not be closing the store as previously reported, but instead moving into a different unit inside the Magnolia Shopping Center (next to Subway). The new address is 5148 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Our last day at our old location is September 30th, and the first day at our new location will be Sunday, September 8th. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at our new location.

    Bennett's Educational Materials will not be closing the store as previously reported, but instead moving into a different unit inside the Magnolia Shopping Center (next to Subway). The new address is 5148 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Our last day at our old location is September 30th, ...
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    Wilderness Youth Project Launches “Bridge to Nature” Fundraiser

    (Santa Barbara, CA) -- Wilderness Youth Project is proud to announce a community fundraising campaign to raise $250,000, 

    (Santa Barbara, CA) -- Wilderness Youth Project is proud to announce a community fundraising campaign to raise $250,000, Bridge to Nature, to bring nature connection opportunities to underserved public schools in Santa Barbara.  An anonymous donor has already offered to matc ...
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    Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA) —The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors, which plays a vital role in the organization’s mission and leadership. The nonprofit is also welcoming two new members to its Partnership Council, a broad spectrum of community leaders who act as ambassadors to advocate, network, and promote on behalf of CEC.

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA) —The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors, which plays a vital role in the organization’s mission and leadership. The nonprofit is also welcoming two new members to its Partnersh ...
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    Vandenberg Spouses’ Club Seeks Gowns to Grow Cinderella’s Closet

    Program provides dress rentals to local military wives, dates; Drop-off site at Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building at 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd

    Donated gowns hang at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building, a drop-off site for the Cinderella’s Closet program.

    The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation is working in conjunction with the wives of Vandenberg Air Force Base servicemen to help women of the Vandenberg community feel like the belle of the ball, and Santa Barbara-area women can help them out.

    Program provides dress rentals to local military wives, dates; Drop-off site at Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building at 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd Donated gowns hang at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building, a drop-off site for the Cinderella’s Closet program. The Pierre Claeyssens Vete ...
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    Caroline Corazza Joins Providence as Director of Development

    Providence is pleased to announce that Caroline Corazza has joined the school's advancement team as the director of development.

    Providence is pleased to announce that Caroline Corazza has joined the school's advancement team as the director of development. Caroline comes to Providence after serving six years as a development officer for Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch. In this role, Caroline hosted thousa ...
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    The Squire Foundation’s Fall Artist in Residence Program

    Three Dynamic Artists Impact Santa Barbara and Guadalupe, CA October 2017

    Three Dynamic Artists Impact Santa Barbara and Guadalupe, CA October 2017 The Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara is proud to be hosting three artist in residents this October, 2017 as part of the ongoing program to expose world renown artists to the Santa Barbara community: Internat ...
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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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    Janet Garufis and Jill Fonte named co-chairs for 22nd Annual 2018 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon

    Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, and Jill Fonte, Public Information Officer and Director of Marketing for Sansum Clinic, will co-chair the Santa Barbara 2018 Go Red for Women Luncheon. The Go Red for Women event will begin with a Health Expo at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Luncheon and Program at noon on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. The 2018 campaign marks the 22nd anniversary of the Annual Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon. The Go Red Luncheon for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and CVS.

    Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, and Jill Fonte, Public Information Officer and Director of Marketing for Sansum Clinic, will co-chair the Santa Barbara 2018 Go Red for Women Luncheon. The Go Red for Women event will begin with a Health Expo at 10:30 a.m., followed ...
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    Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal Announces Retirement

    Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal, Alicia Saballa-Santana announced she will retire on October 6, 2017 after six years of service with Santa Barbara Unified School District and 32 years in education. Saballa-Santana began her service with Santa Barbara Unified School District on September 2011 as Principal of Santa Barbara Community Academy.

    Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal, Alicia Saballa-Santana announced she will retire on October 6, 2017 after six years of service with Santa Barbara Unified School District and 32 years in education. Saballa-Santana began her service with Santa Barbara Unified School District on September 20 ...
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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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    SB Museum of Natural History AstroVaganza Celebration

    Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages were in for a treat that was out of this world as the 7th annual AstroVaganza celebration returned to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 9th.

    Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages were in for a treat that was out of this world as the 7th annual AstroVaganza celebration returned to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 9th. Exciting space-related activities were set up across the Museum campus, as visitors g ...
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    Small Town Breeds Great Talent Santa Barbara Jeweler Wins International Design Award

    Santa Barbara, California, Jewelry Designer Gregore Morin has won his 19th American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Award. Out of more than 500 entries Gregore Morin won Business/Day Wear - Manufacturing Honors for jewelry appropriate to be manufactured in production quantities. His winning earrings, were constructed using avant-garde techniques and materials, 18K white gold and aluminum, featuring freshwater cultured pearls accented with purple garnets. The earrings were designed with CAD and made using CNC machines.

    Small Town Breeds Great Talent : Santa Barbara Jeweler Wins International Design Award Santa Barbara, California, Jewelry Designer Gregore Morin has won his 19th American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Award. The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is considered the most respected and prestigious c ...
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    Janet Garufis and Jill Fonte named co-chairs for 22nd Annual 2018 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon

    Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, and Jill Fonte, Public Information Officer and Director of Marketing for Sansum Clinic, will co-chair the Santa Barbara 2018 Go Red for Women Luncheon. The Go Red for Women event will begin with a Health Expo at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Luncheon and Program at noon on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. The 2018 campaign marks the 22ndanniversary of the Annual Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon. The Go Red Luncheon for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and CVS.

    Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, and Jill Fonte, Public Information Officer and Director of Marketing for Sansum Clinic, will co-chair the Santa Barbara 2018 Go Red for Women Luncheon. The Go Red for Women event will begin with a Health Expo at 10:30 a.m., followed by t ...
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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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    Low Cost Clinic Now Has Openings

    The Low Cost Clinic is for families, couples, and individuals who can't pay full fees for counseling and do not have insurance to cover their expenses. We don't currently have a waiting list, and clients can usually be seen within a week.

    The Low Cost Clinic is for families, couples, and individuals who can't pay full fees for counseling and do not have insurance to cover their expenses. We don't currently have a waiting list, and clients can usually be seen within a week. FTI's sliding scale fee for the low cost clinic is $30-$75 ...
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    Local Startup Airtime Watertime to Bring Innovative Wetsuit to Market

    Local Santa Barbara sports-apparel startup Airtime Watertime® is asking for your help to raise $5,000 dollars to bring the innovative Floater™ wetsuit to market. Donations will fund the Coast Guard testing process to certify the one-of-a-kind wetsuit as a personal flotation device.

    Local Santa Barbara sports-apparel startup Airtime Watertime® is asking for your help to raise $5,000 dollars to bring the innovative Floater™ wetsuit to market. Donations will fund the Coast Guard testing process to certify the one-of-a-kind wetsuit as a personal flotation device. “With Co ...
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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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    New Online Business: helping people live their lives in spite of the challenges they face

    Christina's Considerations (http://thielst.typepad.com/my_weblog) is a Santa Barbara based blog that dates back to 2005 and is featured in the National Library of Medicine’s collection and archive of medicine and public health blogs. The blog is now hosting a new online store, serving the needs of individuals with functional limitations brought on by aging, illness or chronic conditions, such as arthritis, Lyme, Multiple Sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy and other autoimmune diseases.

    Christina's Considerations (http://thielst.typepad.com/my_weblog) is a Santa Barbara based blog that dates back to 2005 and is featured in the National Library of Medicine’s collection and archive of medicine and public health blogs. The blog is now hosting a new online store, serving the needs o ...
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    LOCAL ARTIST CROWDFUNDS NEW PLAY

    Solvang resident, Marta Jorgensen, has written a musical comedy about the pitfalls of tabloid journalism and pop culture and is raising money for the score through Hatchfund, an arts crowdfunding org.

    Marta Jorgensen is a Solvang resident and script and song writer. Ms. Jorgensen stated, “All anyone talks about today is fake news. Donny is a musical drawn from my observations and experiences with tabloid media. Ever stand in line at the check out and see tabloid papers with outlandish headlines ...
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    Rona Barrett Dedicates Her New Book "Gray Matters" and Her New Life To Bringing Dignity And Safety To Lives Of Indigent Elders & Alzheimer's Victims

     

      A half century ago, Rona Barrett moved movie star news into the big leagues of television broadcasting, pioneering the way for women in journalism and broadcasting.  Her new pioneering effort is to move needy elders into beautiful new communities of care such as the Gol ...
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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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    Adult Literacy Training at the Public Library

    Enthusiastic, patient adult volunteers are needed to tutor learners in the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s free Adult Literacy Program. Tutoring changes lives by helping local adults learn basic skills, build work readiness, study for the citizenship exam, help their children, and achieve personal and career goals. The Library System will offer nine-hour training courses for new tutors in September and October 2017.

    Enthusiastic, patient adult volunteers are needed to tutor learners in the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s free Adult Literacy Program. Tutoring changes lives by helping local adults learn basic skills, build work readiness, study for the citizenship exam, help their children, and achieve pe ...
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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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    Girls Inc. Announces Recipients of 6th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Awards

    Girls Inc. has selected The Home Depot and the Curie-osity Project as recipients of the 6th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Awards. The awards will be presented at the upcoming 16th Annual Celebration Luncheon, on Thursday, September 28th at the Fess Parker Doubletree. The luncheon theme is The P ...
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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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    Round up for hospice of Santa barbara

    Source: Hospice of Santa Barbara

    (Santa Barbara, Calif.)—Whether your latest renovation project involves giving your living space new flooring, plumbing facilities or just a simple paint job, your home improvement purchases can help benefit significant programs in your community.

    Through Sept. 10, shoppers can round up their purchases at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center to support Hospice of Santa Barbara.

    Source: Hospice of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.)—Whether your latest renovation project involves giving your living space new flooring, plumbing facilities or just a simple paint job, your home improvement purchases can help benefit significant programs in your community. Through&nbs ...
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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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    Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Summer Programs Help Local Schoolchildren Start the Year Strong

    To help its resident families prepare for the upcoming school year, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) hosted a variety of fun and engaging activities for resident children over the summer, including nutrition, computer coding, STEM and other programs.

    To help its resident families prepare for the upcoming school year, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) hosted a variety of fun and engaging activities for resident children over the summer, including nutrition, computer coding, STEM and other programs. “At PSHH, we not only assist communit ...
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    Become a Certified California Naturalist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that enrollment is open for its UC California Naturalist Program.  The 10-week program begins on Sept. 6, 2017 and continues through Nov. 8, 2017, at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93105. 

    The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that enrollment is open for its UC California Naturalist Program.  The 10-week program begins on Sept. 6, 2017 and continues through Nov. 8, 2017, at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Sant ...
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    MOXI Welcomes New Director of Development

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, has hired Amanda Allen, a veteran Santa Barbara museum and nonprofit leader, as its director of development. In this role, Allen will oversee all aspects of the museum’s fundraising efforts including annual, major and planned giving, membership, corporate relations, and special and private events.

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, has hired Amanda Allen, a veteran Santa Barbara museum and nonprofit leader, as its director of development. In this role, Allen will oversee all aspects of the museum’s fundraising efforts including annual, major and planned giving, membership, c ...
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    Kimpton Canary Hotel Appoints Marybeth Gilliland as Director of Catering

    Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara announced today the appointment of Marybeth Gilliland as Director of C

    Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara announced today the appointment of Marybeth Gilliland as Director of Catering. In her new role, Gilliland will lead sales strategies, execution of events, oversee the catering team, and lead new business development for the 97-room luxury boutique hot ...
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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.

    Free and Reduced Price Sales

    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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    Courthouse Docents seeking new members

    The Santa Barbara County Courthouse Docent Council is seeking applicants. Training for persons interested in becoming docents at the National Historic Landmark Santa Barbara County Courthouse will begin in early January, 2018 and go through mid-March. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and architecture of this special building and share the information with its many visitors from around the world. A coffee for prospective docents will be held in November. Applications are available at the Courthouse information booth or by calling Mary Ann Froley at 695-0524.

    The Santa Barbara County Courthouse Docent Council is seeking applicants. Training for persons interested in becoming docents at the National Historic Landmark Santa Barbara County Courthouse will begin in early January, 2018 and go through mid-March. This is an opportunity to learn about the histo ...
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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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    World Police and Fire Games Medal Winner

    The City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Police Department would like to congratulate and applaud Officer Michaela Bebernes for her recent accomplishment at the World Police and Fire Games held in Los Angeles, CA on August 14th and 15th 2017.  Officer Bebernes competed in t ...
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    SBCC Welcomes New Faculty

    Santa Barbara City College welcomes newly hired full-time faculty members, who begin their tenure at the College this week. August 21 marked the first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year and Fall semester.

    Santa Barbara City College welcomes newly hired full-time faculty members, who begin their tenure at the College this week. August 21 marked the first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year and Fall semester. New SBCC faculty members, pictured from left to right, are, (front row) Elizabeth ...
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    Luxurious KOPU Sparkling Water Launches in SoCal

    New Zealand sparkling water transforms the thirst quenching experience.

    New Zealand sparkling water transforms the thirst quenching experience. Now available at premium outlets throughout Southern California, KOPU Sparkling Water is the next necessity for a thoughtfully stocked home refrigerator and must-have on a backpack or picnic adventure. KOPU Sparkling Wat ...
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    Santa Barbara City College Names New Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator

    Santa Barbara City College announced its selection of Kyle Rasmussen as Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator for the College. Rasmussen will head up support, outreach and marketing efforts for the Veterans Center, including managing the Veterans Administration (VA) work study program. He will provide non-instructional services to eligible veterans, reservists and dependents and their spouses. 

    Santa Barbara City College announced its selection of Kyle Rasmussen as Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator for the College. Rasmussen will head up support, outreach and marketing efforts for the Veterans Center, including managing the Veterans Administration (VA) work study program. He ...
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    This Fall, Back-to-School Means Increased Career Potential for Local Professionals and Job-Seekers

    This fall, local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. These tuition-free courses can be completed in a few weeks and earn you digital badges. Registration is now open for the 86 tuition-free classes offered throughout the Fall Semester. Students who wish to complete digital badges in a single semester are urged to register now to secure their spot in classes.

    This fall, local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. These tuition-free courses can be completed in a few weeks and earn you digital badges. Registration is now open for the ...
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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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    Recap of recent Discussion on ADU with State Senator Bob Wieckowski

    This is a recap of the discussion on ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units) with State Senator Bob Wieckowski on August 11th, 10 am - 12 noon at the New Vic Theater.

    This is a recap of the discussion on ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units) with State Senator Bob Wieckowski on August 11th, 10 am - 12 noon at the New Vic Theater. California Senate Bill No. 1069 came into effect on January 1, 2017.  This law encourages the creation of small, second dwelling units ...
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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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    Art at the JCC Presents: Santa Barbara Art Association Exhibit 2017

    In partnership with the Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA), Art at the JCC will host a juried show at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center from September 1-October 24, 2017. The show will feature a mix of approximately one hundred works from various genres submitted by SBAA members and selected by Judge Frank Goss, formerly of the reputable Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery.

    In partnership with the Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA), Art at the JCC will host a juried show at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center from September 1-October 24, 2017. The show will feature a mix of approximately one hundred works from various genres submitted by SBAA members and ...
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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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    Miki Garcia Stepping Down as Executive Director of MCASB

    Photo by Kendall Klein

    Mik Garcia has announced her decision to step down as Executive Director and Chief Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, effective November 1, 2017, after nearly 13 years in the position. Garcia will assume the position of Director at the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona.

    Photo by Kendall Klein Mik Garcia has announced her decision to step down as Executive Director and Chief Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, effective November 1, 2017, after nearly 13 years in the position. Garcia will assume the position of Director at the Arizona State U ...
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    Anacapa School Reopens with Optimism

    Anacapa School has made an astonishing comeback. Recent financial challenges led to a decision to close Anacapa School until an anonymous, unsolicited $1M cash donation from a source outside of the school’s donor community provided a vital financial lifeline. “Anacapa School has served Santa Barbara and the outlying communities through the years, and now we have been given the opportunity to continue our mission through this extraordinarily generous and much appreciated donation”, said Headmaster Gordon Sichi.

    Anacapa School has made an astonishing comeback. Recent financial challenges led to a decision to close Anacapa School until an anonymous, unsolicited $1M cash donation from a source outside of the school’s donor community provided a vital financial lifeline. “Anacapa School has served Santa Bar ...
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    Union Bank Donation Brings ‘Tools for School’ to 350 Local Children in Need

    Thanks to a generous donation from the local branch of Union Bank, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara and its nonprofit affiliate 2nd Story Associates presented approximately 350 school-age children with backpacks and supplies for the coming school year. The special “Tools for School” event took place Aug. 12 at Presidio Springs, 721 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara.

    While the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara provides innovative housing and services in the community, 2nd Story Associates helps fill gaps to help local families succeed.

    Thanks to a generous donation from the local branch of Union Bank, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara and its nonprofit affiliate 2nd Story Associates presented approximately 350 school-age children with backpacks and supplies for the coming school year. The special “Tools for ...
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    This Week: DIJO Productions "A Walk in the Woods"

    DIJO Productions present A Walk in the Woods, the story of two diplomats, one an experienced Russian arms treaty negotiator (Ed Giron), the other an idealistic American (Bill Waxman). Based on a real incident that took place in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982, it portrays how these two men exited the formal proceedings of a nuclear arms nonproliferation meeting between the superpowers to take the title’s “walk in the woods," getting to know each other as people.

    DIJO Productions present A Walk in the Woods, the story of two diplomats, one an experienced Russian arms treaty negotiator (Ed Giron), the other an idealistic American (Bill Waxman). Based on a real incident that took place in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982, it portrays how these ...
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    Inc.(redible) Fast Growing Companies

    In their 34th annual List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine ranked local Santa Barbara-based speakers bureau, BigSpeak, on the list due to its 103% growth and 13.9 million in revenues, moving up 60 spots from last year.

    In their 34th annual List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine ranked local Santa Barbara-based speakers bureau, BigSpeak, on the list due to its 103% growth and 13.9 million in revenues, moving up 60 spots from last year. The Inc. 5000 list represents a comprehensive look at t ...
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    Single Tickets Now on Sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s New Season

    Single tickets are on sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s 2017-18 season, which will open with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn on November 3 and 5, followed by a frolicsome staging of Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The Barber of Seville on March 2 and 4. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Performances will take place at the Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

    Single tickets are on sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s 2017-18 season, which will open with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn on November 3 and 5, followed by a frolicsome staging of Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The ...
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    Moxi Museum Gears Up for New School Year

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year and has just announced open registration for field trips featuring new educational programming to benefit teachers and students. Local parents can also register their children for a unique afterschool program focused on digital creativity, created in partnership with Katy Perry’s Fireworks Foundation, as well as an Innovators Camp scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving break.

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year and has just announced open registration for field trips featuring new educational programming to benefit teachers and students. Local parents can also register their children for a unique afterschool progr ...
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    Sara Miller McCune to Chair 2017 World Business Academy Gala

    Sara Miller McCune, founder and the executive chair of SAGE Publishing, will serve as Honorary Committee Chair for the World Business Academy’s Awards Gala and Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 17.

    Sara Miller McCune, founder and the executive chair of SAGE Publishing, will serve as Honorary Committee Chair for the World Business Academy’s Awards Gala and Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 17. The World Business Academy will honor global leader, author, and scientist Deepak Chopra as well as Mariann ...
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    Arthritis Foundation Central Coast Names Lilly Trautwein Youth and Dr. James Zmolek Medical Honorees at 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara

    The Arthritis Foundation Central Coast has chosen two community leaders to honor for their support during the 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara—the area’s signature culinary event featuring tastings from 80 of the finest local restaurants and Central Coast wineries, breweries and distillers; live music and impressive silent

    The Arthritis Foundation Central Coast has chosen two community leaders to honor for their support during the 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara—the area’s signature culinary event featuring tastings from 80 of the finest local restaurants and Central Coast wineries, breweries ...
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    Steven DeLira Named Deputy Executive Director of Recently Merged Family Service Agency and Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center

    Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County is pleased to welcome the organization’s new Deputy Executive Director, Steven DeLira. The new position was created as part of the July 1 merger between FSA and Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center (SMVYFC) to form one countywide organization that will provide mental health counseling, basic needs assistance and case management services to more than 28,000 individuals annually. DeLira will be located at the SMVYFC office at 105 N. Lincoln Street.

    Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County is pleased to welcome the organization’s new Deputy Executive Director, Steven DeLira. The new position was created as part of the July 1 merger between FSA and Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center (SMVYFC) to form one countywide ...
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    Camerata Pacifica Will Open 2017-18 Season with Works by Prokofiev, Harbison, & Shostakovich

    Concerts to take place in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Marino.

    Concerts to take place in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Marino. Critically acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica will open its 28th season with a program that combines Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison’s String Trio with a pair of mid-20th century Russian ...
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    AIA Flags Fly on State Street to Celebrate Santa Barbara Architecture

    The American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara will be presenting its flags along State Street during the third week of August. The flag design features arches and arcades of Santa Barbara and emphasizes the importance of architecture relating to our beautiful surrounding environment. The original design was created by local architect Martha Gray, AIA and developed by the Flag Design Committee, chaired by past chapter president, Greg Rech, AIA. 
     
    The American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara will be presenting its flags along State Street during the third week of August. The flag design features arches and arcades of Santa Barbara and emphasizes the importance of architecture relating to our beautiful surrounding environment. The ori ...
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    ETC Closes 2016-17 Season with New Additions to the Board of Directors

    Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic, Santa Barbara’s leading professional, resident theater company, proudly announces recent additions to the Board of Directors; Susan Case, Laini Melnick, Deb Pontifex, Chuck Sheldon, Robert Turbin, Tony Vallejo, and Kathy Weber. 

    Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic, Santa Barbara’s leading professional, resident theater company, proudly announces recent additions to the Board of Directors; Susan Case, Laini Melnick, Deb Pontifex, Chuck Sheldon, Robert Turbin, Tony Vallejo, and Kathy Weber.  ...
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    Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Hosts Free Nutrition & Diabetes Education Classes with Clinical Dietitian Stacey Bailey

    The community is invited to attend free nutrition and diabetes education classes this autumn at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang. The classes encourage and support healthy eating habits and diabetes management for all ages and are held in the hospital’s conference room (enter through the Physicians Clinic). Led by Clinical Dietitian Stacey Bailey who remarked, “People have so many concerns about food types, preparation, diets and supplements.

    The community is invited to attend free nutrition and diabetes education classes this autumn at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang. The classes encourage and support healthy eating habits and diabetes management for all ages and are held in the hospital’s conference ro ...
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    SB Choral Society Announces 70th Season

    Since its founding in 1948, SBCS has been singing for Santa Barbara continuously for 70 years, offering area singers the opportunity to study and perform great choral masterworks and, by those performances, contribute to keeping the works alive for the cultural benefit of our community locally, regionally, and even globally through their International Performance Tour series.

    Since its founding in 1948, SBCS has been singing for Santa Barbara continuously for 70 years, offering area singers the opportunity to study and perform great choral masterworks and, by those performances, contribute to keeping the works alive for the cultural benefit of our community locally, regi ...
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    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE LISA SHANNON TO SPEAK AT GIRLS INC. CELEBRATION LUNCHEON

    Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is proud to announce that Lisa Shannon, international human and women’s rights activist, author, and Co-founder and President of Everywoman Everywhere, will be the guest speaker at the 16th Annual Celebration Luncheon.

    Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is proud to announce that Lisa Shannon, international human and women’s rights activist, author, and Co-founder and President of Everywoman Everywhere, will be the guest speaker at the 16th Annual Celebration Luncheon. The event, “The Power of One: The Role YO ...
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    Reality Show Host Joins Santa Barbara Fundraiser

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    Grimmway Farms Awards College Scholarships to New Cuyama Area Students

    Grimmway Farms announced the awarding of college scholarships to two recent New Cuyama area high school graduates as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program. 

    The Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program is a company-wide initiative designed to help high-achieving high school seniors pursue their dreams of a college education. Award qualifications include superior academic performance, and all scholarship applicants must also have a parent employed by Grimmway Farms, a global produce leader.

    Grimmway Farms announced the awarding of college scholarships to two recent New Cuyama area high school graduates as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program.  The Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program is a company-wide initiative designed to help high- ...
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    The Stuff of Pure Joy – OSB Subscription Deadline Extended!

    Opera Santa Barbara's 2017-18 season includes two spectacular productions at the Granada Theatre:

    • Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon (November 3 & 5)

    • Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The Barber of Seville (March 2 & 4).

    Opera Santa Barbara's 2017-18 season includes two spectacular productions at the Granada Theatre: Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon (November 3 & 5) Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The Barber of Seville (March 2 & 4). Subscriptions b ...
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    Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center to Rebuild After Wildfire Closes Facility

    ~1,000 Summer Session Campers & 1,800 Retreat Center Guests Displaced Through May 2018 

    On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Whittier wildfire began in Santa Barbara County and burned through nearby St. Vincent de Paul Circle V (Vee) Ranch Camp & Retreat Center at 2550 Highway 154 across from Cachuma Lake. The facility was founded in 1945 and has been located on 30 acres leased in the Los Padres National Forest since 1990.

    ~1,000 Summer Session Campers & 1,800 Retreat Center Guests Displaced Through May 2018  On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Whittier wildfire began in Santa Barbara County and burned through nearby St. Vincent de Paul Circle V (Vee) Ranch Camp & Retreat Center at 2550 Highway 154 across f ...
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    Girl Scouts Partners with MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration for new Girl Scout MOXI Patch

    Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation have teamed up to offer a new Girl Scout patch, the council’s own GSCCC MOXI patch. This patch program provides girls and troops of all levels a fun and interesting way to engage with the exhibits at MOXI in Santa Barbara.

    Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation have teamed up to offer a new Girl Scout patch, the council’s own GSCCC MOXI patch. This patch program provides girls and troops of all levels a fun and interesting way to engage with the exhi ...
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    Organic Soup Kitchen Unveils New Website Launch

    Organic Soup Kitchen, a Santa Barbara nonprofit organization, has been refining its programs and impact on the community since 2009. The organization serves a broad range of diverse community members, including cancer patients, low-income seniors, at-risk women, veterans, and homebound individuals requesting delivery of nutritional organic meals.

    Organic Soup Kitchen, a Santa Barbara nonprofit organization, has been refining its programs and impact on the community since 2009. The organization serves a broad range of diverse community members, including cancer patients, low-income seniors, at-risk women, veterans, and homebound individuals ...
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    UN Association Announces Santa Barbara Peace Prize

    By Sharon Byrne

    During the first annual Santa Barbara Peace Week, the United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri Counties (UNASB) is proud to announce the first annual Santa Barbara Peace Prize! “This is so exciting, and we have so many wonderful people in our community that do great things in the world. We’re thrilled to create this opportunity to honor them,” said UNASB President Barbara Gaughen-Muller. 

    By Sharon Byrne During the first annual Santa Barbara Peace Week, the United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri Counties (UNASB) is proud to announce the first annual Santa Barbara Peace Prize! “This is so exciting, and we have so many wonderful people in our community that ...
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    Solvang Theaterfest Appoints New Executive Director

    The Board of Directors and Staff of Solvang Theaterfest are pleased to announce that Santa Ynez Valley resident Mary Ann Norbom has been named Executive Director.  Solvang Theaterfest is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater.

    “We believe Mary Ann can lead Theaterfest in meeting its strategic goals, while expanding relationships in the community,” said Board co-chair Dr. Bob Baehner. 

    The Board of Directors and Staff of Solvang Theaterfest are pleased to announce that Santa Ynez Valley resident Mary Ann Norbom has been named Executive Director.  Solvang Theaterfest is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater. “We believe Mary A ...
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    Goleta Hires Three New Management Team Members

    The City of Goleta is pleased to announce the hiring of three new management team members – the Deputy City Manager, the Finance Director and the Planning and Environmental Review Director.

    The City of Goleta is pleased to announce the hiring of three new management team members – the Deputy City Manager, the Finance Director and the Planning and Environmental Review Director. Carmen Nichols will join the City as the Deputy City Manager.  She has spent over 22 years working f ...
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    Girl Scouts Receives Google.org Grant to Provide Coding, Computer Science Workshops

    Program Launches with GIRL CODE Event on Saturday, August 19 at Camp Arnaz with Digital NEST as Co-Curriculum Creator

    Program Launches with GIRL CODE Event on Saturday, August 19 at Camp Arnaz with Digital NEST as Co-Curriculum Creator Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) today announced receipt of a Google.org grant, administered through Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Supported by Goog ...
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    Extended Opportunity Programs Summer Bridge Graduation Ceremony at SBCC

    Santa Barbara City College’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) will hold a graduation ceremony for over 125 students who have completed the Running Start, SPARC and Transition Programs.

    The SBCC EOPS Summer Bridge Graduation will be held on Thursday, August 3 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Shoreline Beach Picnic Area. 

    This ceremony will be celebrating the three Summer Bridge programs, which include approximately 70 students graduating from Running Start, 30 students graduating from Transitions and 25 students graduating from SPARC. 

    Santa Barbara City College’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) will hold a graduation ceremony for over 125 students who have completed the Running Start, SPARC and Transition Programs. The SBCC EOPS Summer Bridge Graduation will be held on Thursday, August 3 from ...
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    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S FIRST EVER SUSTAINABLE LIVING TOUR

    Source: EarthJourneys

    The solutions to climate change are practical and can be seen and experienced all around Southern California. Streams are being brought back to life, carbon is being sequestered, soil is being restored and humans are living in villages, having their needs met while living in balance with nature. These Sustainable Living Centers are available to educate city planners, leaders and anyone who wants to be part of the solution to protect our water and food sources from drying up.

    Source: EarthJourneys The solutions to climate change are practical and can be seen and experienced all around Southern California. Streams are being brought back to life, carbon is being sequestered, soil is being restored and humans are living in villages, having their needs met while l ...
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    Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Cease Operations After 38 Seasons

    The Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to shutter the venerable ensemble permanently. The decision follows a Board vote in April to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization’s prospects. The Chamber Orchestra presented its final concert of the 2016-17 season on May 16 at the Lobero Theatre.

    The Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to shutter the venerable ensemble permanently. The decision follows a Board vote in April to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization’s prospects. The Chamber Orchestra presented its f ...
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    PathPoint Introduces New President and CEO Harry Bruell

    Harry Bruell, Former President & CEO of Conservation Legacy, Set to Lead PathPoint

    PathPoint, a nonprofit organization serving the human services sector, announced the selection of Harry Bruell as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.  Harry begins his leadership role at PathPoint on August 1, 2017, succeeding Cynthia S. Burton who is retiring after 30 years of exceptional service. 

    Harry Bruell, Former President & CEO of Conservation Legacy, Set to Lead PathPoint PathPoint, a nonprofit organization serving the human services sector, announced the selection of Harry Bruell as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.  Harry begins his leadership role at PathPoi ...
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    The Rona Barrett Foundation Recipient Of Grant Funding Targeted At Foundation Growth For The Future

    Following the extraordinary success from earlier this month of its Benefit Concert featuring the legendary Count Basie Orchestra and celebrated vocalist Paula Cole, the Rona Barrett Foundation received another funding lift as it becomes a recipient of The Santa Barbara Foundation's $5,000.00 Express Grant.

    Following the extraordinary success from earlier this month of its Benefit Concert featuring the legendary Count Basie Orchestra and celebrated vocalist Paula Cole, the Rona Barrett Foundation received another funding lift as it becomes a recipient of The Santa Barbara Foundation's $5,000.00 Express ...
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    PathPoint Announces New President and CEO Harry Bruell

    PathPoint, a nonprofit organization serving the human services sector, announced the selection of Harry Bruell as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Harry begins his leadership role at PathPoint on August 1, 2017, succeeding Cynthia S. Burton who is retiring after 30 years of exceptional service.

    PathPoint, a nonprofit organization serving the human services sector, announced the selection of Harry Bruell as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Harry begins his leadership role at PathPoint on August 1, 2017, succeeding Cynthia S. Burton who is retiring after 30 years of exceptiona ...
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    Ruth Ann Bowe elected VP of the Board of Directors of Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center

    Ruth Ann Bowe, Broker Associate at Village Properties and Instructor of Real Estate Principles at Santa Barbara City College was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors of Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center. 

    Ruth Ann Bowe, Broker Associate at Village Properties and Instructor of Real Estate Principles at Santa Barbara City College was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors of Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center.  Whether due to an auto accident, sports injury, stroke, tumor, o ...
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    SBCC International Business Among First to be Recognized for Advancing Student Social Mobility & Economic Outcomes

    SBCC students increase earnings after participating in International Business and Trade program

    Santa Barbara, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Santa Barbara City College’s International Business program earned Strong Workforce Stars recognition in the Global Trade and Logistics sector for its International Business program because students who participated in the program boosted their earnings by an average of 55 percent.

    SBCC students increase earnings after participating in International Business and Trade program Santa Barbara, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Santa Barbara City College’s International Business program earned Strong Workforce Stars recognition in the Global Trade and Logistics sector for its Intern ...
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    Exciting FUND Staff Developments

    As I now reach my two-year anniversary with the Fund for Santa Barbara, I would like to thank you for your strong continued support of this incredible social justice organization.

    As I now reach my two-year anniversary with the Fund for Santa Barbara, I would like to thank you for your strong continued support of this incredible social justice organization. While it has been clear to the FUND board of directors and staff that we needed to use the transition of leadership in e ...
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    Organizational Consulting Experts Announce Plans to Bring Intuitive Behavioral Assessment Tool to the United States

    Effectiveness Consultants, a Santa Barbara-based firm specializing in fostering leadership techniques through organizational assessment, plans to formally launch the tool this August.

    The organizational assessment and consulting experts at Effectiveness Consultants, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Ca., recently announced plans to release a comprehensive behavioral assessment tool called the Interpersonal Dynamics Inventory. The firm has launched a website dedicated to the tool ahead of the release, which is slated for August 2017.

    About The Interpersonal Dynamics Inventory

    Effectiveness Consultants, a Santa Barbara-based firm specializing in fostering leadership techniques through organizational assessment, plans to formally launch the tool this August. The organizational assessment and consulting experts at Effectiveness Consultants, headquartered in Santa Barbara ...
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    Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation Awards Grants to Local Non Profits

    Source: The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation

    The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation recently awarded over $70,000 in grant funds to five local nonprofit organizations-- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, Alzheimer’s Association Santa Barbara chapter, Montecito Village 4th of July Celebration, and Young America’s Foundation, Reagan Ranch.

    Source: The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation recently awarded over $70,000 in grant funds to five local nonprofit organizations-- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, Alzheimer’s Association Sant ...
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    Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Receives The Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence” Award

    Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) has received the Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence” Award for Patient Experience, a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement. For over 30 years, Press Ganey has partnered with more than 26,000 health care organizations to collect data about patient experiences, clinical quality and staff engagement. 

    Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) has received the Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence” Award for Patient Experience, a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement. For over 30 years, Press Ganey has partnered with more than 26,000 health care organizations to collect data about patient ...
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    AMG & Associates Awarded Construction Contract for the SB High School Peabody Grandstand Replacement, Stadium Renovation, and Site Utilities Upgrade Project

    Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education awarded AMG & Associates, Inc. – California based S-Corporation, a $28 million construction contract for Santa Barbara High School Peabody Stadium project. The construction contract is funded by the Foundation for Santa Barbara High ...
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    The Santa Barbara Foundation Awards Core Support for Basic Needs Grants Totaling $882,500

    The Santa Barbara Foundation awarded $882,500 to support 22 organizations providing safety-net services for underserved people in Santa Barbara County. The grants - most for $50,000 - were awarded to well-managed and effective nonprofits providing essential food, shelter and health care services, including behavioral health.

    The Santa Barbara Foundation awarded $882,500 to support 22 organizations providing safety-net services for underserved people in Santa Barbara County. The grants - most for $50,000 - were awarded to well-managed and effective nonprofits providing essential food, shelter and health care services ...
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    United Way of Santa Barbara County Fun in the Sun Campers Pull for Olympic Glory

    More than 300 students from United Way of Santa Barbara County’s six-week Fun in the Sun (FITS) camp competed in the summer program’s Olympic games on July 21. Held at El Camino Elementary School, the games encouraged team building, leadership and problem-solving skills.

    More than 300 students from United Way of Santa Barbara County’s six-week Fun in the Sun (FITS) camp competed in the summer program’s Olympic games on July 21. Held at El Camino Elementary School, the games encouraged team building, leadership and problem-solving skills. The games brought tog ...
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    Business Skills through SBCC Entrepreneurship Courses

    Registration now open, classes begin August 21

    This fall, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners enrolled at Santa Barbara City College can jump into the role and reality of business operations in our global economy through SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Entrepreneurship classes. Fall enrollments are now open, and offered to all SBCC students regardless of academic discipline.

    Registration now open, classes begin August 21 This fall, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners enrolled at Santa Barbara City College can jump into the role and reality of business operations in our global economy through SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Entrepr ...
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    Junior League of Santa Barbara Announces new Leadership & Thanks Outgoing President Marissa Byrne for Service

    The Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB) thanks outgoing President Marissa Byrne for her outstanding leadership of the League over the past year. This year the JLSB celebrated its 92nd anniversary while beginning the implementation of a new Focus Area.

    The Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB) thanks outgoing President Marissa Byrne for her outstanding leadership of the League over the past year. This year the JLSB celebrated its 92nd anniversary while beginning the implementation of a new Focus Area. "I am honored to have led this group of pro ...
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    2016 Architectural Design Awards Exhibition July 24th - October 1st

    The 2016 Design Awards Exhibition presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Santa Barbara will be on view in the Betteravia Gallery, Santa Maria from July 24th to October 1st, 2017. The exhibition will show the 2016 awards program submissions from Santa Barbara AIA architects and AIA architects outside the county with local projects. The AIA of Santa Barbara conducts an annual, juried, Design Awards Program to honor the very best work of its membership.

    The 2016 Design Awards Exhibition presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Santa Barbara will be on view in the Betteravia Gallery, Santa Maria from July 24th to October 1st, 2017. The exhibition will show the 2016 awards program submissions from Santa Barbara AIA architects and AIA ...
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    La Shon Kelley Joins Breast Cancer Resource Center Board

    The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa is pleased to announce La Shon Kelley has joined its Board of Directors.

    The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa is pleased to announce La Shon Kelley has joined its Board of Directors. La Shon has over 40 years experience in Sales & Marketing and recently worked at retirement communities and continues to work with organizations that serve seniors and senior ca ...
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    Laurel Hansch, M.D. Joins Breast Cancer Resource Center Board

    The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa is pleased to announce Laurel Hansch, M.D. has joined its Board of Directors.

    As a Radiologist, Dr. Hansch is an experienced breast imager, highly skilled in breast ultrasound, mammography and intervention. She is the current president of South Coast Radiological Association and serves in multiple leadership positions within the Cottage Health Systems medical staff. 

    The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa is pleased to announce Laurel Hansch, M.D. has joined its Board of Directors. As a Radiologist, Dr. Hansch is an experienced breast imager, highly skilled in breast ultrasound, mammography and intervention. She is the current president of South Coast Rad ...
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    Adrian Spence Joins PASF Board

    Adrian Spence Joins Board of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation

    At its July meeting, the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF) formally welcomed Adrian Spence, noted musician and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica, to its board.

    Adrian Spence Joins Board of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation At its July meeting, the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF) formally welcomed Adrian Spence, noted musician and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica, to its board. Under the leadersh ...
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    Santa Barbara Symphony Volunteer Receives ‘MVP’ Award at Annual Conference

    Mary Jane Cooper, a longtime Santa Barbara Symphony volunteer, was honored with a Most Valuable Player Award at a luncheon held today as part of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras’ (ACSO) annual conference in Los Angeles. Ms. Cooper was recognized for her outstanding efforts on behalf of the Music Van, the Santa Barbara Symphony’s award-winning outreach program for area children.  

    Mary Jane Cooper, a longtime Santa Barbara Symphony volunteer, was honored with a Most Valuable Player Award at a luncheon held today as part of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras’ (ACSO) annual conference in Los Angeles. Ms. Cooper was recognized for her outstanding efforts on beha ...
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    Dr. Hoffman Joins SB Museum of Natural History

    Source: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
     

    Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D. has joined the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Vertebrate Department as the new Dibblee Collection Manager of Earth Science, where he will curate and build the Museum’s geology and paleontology collections at its Mission Creek campus. 

    Source: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History   Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D. has joined the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Vertebrate Department as the new Dibblee Collection Manager of Earth Science, where he will curate and build the Museum’s geology and paleontology collectio ...
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    New Beginnings is Hiring! Case Manager/Program Coordinator

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is currently looking to hire a Program Coordinator/Case Manager for the Supportive Services Case Management Contract with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. Please follow the link after the position description below if you have an interest in applying for this opportunity. Please feel free to forward this email on to friends and colleagues you feel may be interested in applying. Please do not reply with resumes to this email.

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is currently looking to hire a Program Coordinator/Case Manager for the Supportive Services Case Management Contract with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. Please follow the link after the position description below if you have an interest ...
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    Domestic Violence Solutions Announces New Board Members and Officers

    Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS), Santa Barbara County’s only full-service provider of 24-hour emergency shelter and services for domestic violence victims is pleased to announce their  2017-18 board officers:  Maura Mitchell, president;  Virginia Wigle, vice president; Jackie Binger-Hall, 

    Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS), Santa Barbara County’s only full-service provider of 24-hour emergency shelter and services for domestic violence victims is pleased to announce their  2017-18 board officers:  Maura Mitchell, president;  Virginia Wigle, vice president; Jackie Bing ...
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    Abrangente Da Carioca, Curso de água Com Janeiro

    Face produzida com o objetivo de achacar a alvoroço no cercania da época de carruagem compaixão Arcado contudo a ausência desde providências das autoridades e também órgãos públicos.

     

     

     

    Face produzida com o objetivo de achacar a alvoroço no cercania da época de carruagem compaixão Arcado contudo a ausência desde providências das autoridades e também órgãos públicos. Indo acolá compadecimento canapuguaçu aventura, assombramento acusação condoimento acontecimento afectuo ...
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    American Heart Association Hires New Executive Director for Central Coast

    The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, concluded a thorough and extensive search by announcing Monica Merryman as the new Executive Director for the Central Coast Division.

    The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, concluded a thorough and extensive search by announcing Monica Merryman as the new Executive Director for the Central Coast Division. ...
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    Michele Jackman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Local counselor, trainer, and civic leader Michele Jackman MSW, MA was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Legion Auxiliary’s 74thGirls’ State Youth in Government program at held at Claremont Colleges. In addition, Jackman delivered the conference’s keynote address to over 500 girls nominated for the Girls’ State Youth in Government program from California’s high schools.

    Local counselor, trainer, and civic leader Michele Jackman MSW, MA was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Legion Auxiliary’s 74thGirls’ State Youth in Government program at held at Claremont Colleges. In addition, Jackman delivered the conference’s keyn ...
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    Count Basie Orchestra & Jazz Icon Paula Cole Kick Off Fundraiser For Rona Barrett Foundation

    Source: Rona Barrett Foundation

    Over five hundred jazz aficionados filled Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theatre this past weekend to celebrate one of America’s most honored jazz ensembles and to launch the fundraising campaign of the Rona Barrett Foundation’s new "Harry's House at the Golden Inn & Village" - A Home for Alzheimer's and Assisted Living at The Golden Inn & Village.   The compassionate campus is already acknowledged as a new paradigm for treatment of Alzheimer’s and respectful care of indigent seniors.

    Source: Rona Barrett Foundation Over five hundred jazz aficionados filled Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theatre this past weekend to celebrate one of America’s most honored jazz ensembles and to launch the fundraising campaign of the Rona Barrett Foundation’s new "Harry's House at the Gol ...
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    Annual Holiday Parade Theme and Artist Request for Proposal

    Heading into its 42nd year as a popular and highly anticipated community event, the Holiday Parade is a Downtown SLO winter tradition and will be held on Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. Downtown SLO is excited to announce that the Special Events Committee has selected the 2017 Holiday Parade theme. Committee members unanimously voted in favor of “Holiday Hoedown”.

    Heading into its 42nd year as a popular and highly anticipated community event, the Holiday Parade is a Downtown SLO winter tradition and will be held on Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. Downtown SLO is excited to announce that the Special Events Committee has selected the 2017 Holiday Parade theme. C ...
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    Maiza Hixson Endorses Mayoral Candidate Cathy Murillo

    Maiza Hixson is suspending her campaign for Mayor and endorsing Councilmember and Mayoral Candidate Cathy Murillo. Hixson announced her candidacy in May of 2017 and has since campaigned on a platform to make Santa Barbara a more artistic, affordable, progressive and environmentally sustainable city.

    Maiza Hixson is suspending her campaign for Mayor and endorsing Councilmember and Mayoral Candidate Cathy Murillo. Hixson announced her candidacy in May of 2017 and has since campaigned on a platform to make Santa Barbara a more artistic, affordable, progressive and environmentally sustainable ...
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    Partners in Education Welcomes New Board Leadership

    July 1 marked new additions to Partners in Education’s Board of Directors, including Santa Barbara City College President Anthony E. Beebe, PhD, EdD, who began serving as board president.

    “Partners in Education’s mission to connect businesses and community members with ways to support education is personal for me,” says Dr. Beebe. “As someone whose own career path wasn’t always clear, I especially appreciate the way Partners creates opportunities to expose students to a wide variety of both higher education and career options.” 

    July 1 marked new additions to Partners in Education’s Board of Directors, including Santa Barbara City College President Anthony E. Beebe, PhD, EdD, who began serving as board president. “Partners in Education’s mission to connect businesses and community members with ways to support educa ...
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    New Beginnings Welcomes Adam J. Liff to Board of Directors

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is honored to announce Adam J. Liff as a new member of its Board of Directors. Liff brings expertise in business relations, real estate management, and nonprofit board work.  He has extensive business experience as well as a long history of working to protect vulnerable youth and families.
     

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is honored to announce Adam J. Liff as a new member of its Board of Directors. Liff brings expertise in business relations, real estate management, and nonprofit board work.  He has extensive business experience as well as a long history of working to protect vu ...
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    Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Named For Local Victim

    Source: Domestic Violence Solutions

    (SANTA MARIA, CA) - Trilogy Service Club and the Monarch Club partnered with Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County (DVS) to honor the life of their friend Elyse Erwin, who worked for the Monarch Club as Catering Manager.

    Source: Domestic Violence Solutions (SANTA MARIA, CA) - Trilogy Service Club and the Monarch Club partnered with Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County (DVS) to honor the life of their friend Elyse Erwin, who worked for the Monarch Club as Catering Manager. Their goal was t ...
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    AHA! Welcome Rebeca Mireles Rios to Its Board of Directors

    Rebeca Mireles Rios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education specializing in child and adolescent development. She received her K-8 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and MA from UC Berkeley. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Mireles-Rios was a middle school teacher in Berkeley Unified School District for numerous years.

    Rebeca Mireles Rios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education specializing in child and adolescent development. She received her K-8 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and MA from UC Berkeley. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Mireles-Rios was a middle school teacher in Berkeley Uni ...
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    Whole Foods Market Donates Nearly $12,000 From June 22 Net Sales to SEEAG Agricultural Educational Programs

    Whole Foods Market donated 5 percent ($11,776) of its June 22 net sales from three of its stores to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). The donation will support the organization’s agricultural education efforts.

    The participating Whole Foods stores are in Oxnard, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

    Whole Foods Market donated 5 percent ($11,776) of its June 22 net sales from three of its stores to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). The donation will support the organization’s agricultural education efforts. The participating Whole Foods stores are in Oxnard, Santa Barbara ...
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    Chairman and CEO of Local Bank is Among Group Hiking Abroad To Help Santa Barbara Teens in Recovery .

    Montecito Bank & Trust Chairman and CEO, Janet Garufis, is part of a team of community leaders from Santa Barbara currently taking part in the 2017 Summit for Danny International Climb, trekking the Dolomites in Italy. Today (July 5th) is their fourth day of a 10-day journey, where Ms. Garufis and her fellow hikers will climb over 70 miles and reach heights of 9,724 feet on Summit Day!

    Montecito Bank & Trust Chairman and CEO, Janet Garufis, is part of a team of community leaders from Santa Barbara currently taking part in the 2017 Summit for Danny International Climb, trekking the Dolomites in Italy. Today (July 5th) is their fourth day of a 10-day journey, where Ms. Garufis and ...
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    United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County Thanks Veronica Lopez and Brad Pullen

    Source: United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

    United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County (UBGC) is proud of our driven, caring and professional staff at each of our locations. Through their dedication and involvement, we exemplify our mission to help youth achieve great futures. This month we are honored to present our new Club Director, Veronica Lopez; and assistant Club Director, Brad Pullen at the Goleta Club.

    Source: United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County (UBGC) is proud of our driven, caring and professional staff at each of our locations. Through their dedication and involvement, we exemplify our mission to help youth ac ...
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    Art without Limits Garners Support of CAC and NEA

    National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Jane Chu, has approved more than $82 million to fund arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. 
     
    Included in this announcement is an Art Works award to Art Without Limits to support a professional development program and related activities.
     
    National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Jane Chu, has approved more than $82 million to fund arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.    Included in this announcement is an Art Works award to Art Without Limits  ...
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    Santa Barbara's Granite Capital Group Acquires 105-Unit Townhome/Apartment Complex in Fort Collins, Colorado

    Granite Capital Group (GCG), a Santa Barbara, Calif. real estate investment firm with multiple Colorado real estate holdings, has purchased the 105-unit Brooklyn Park Rowhouses, a townhome/apartment complex in Fort Collins, Colorado. The sales price was $27.8 million. The transaction closed June 23.

    Granite Capital Group (GCG), a Santa Barbara, Calif. real estate investment firm with multiple Colorado real estate holdings, has purchased the 105-unit Brooklyn Park Rowhouses, a townhome/apartment complex in Fort Collins, Colorado. The sales price was $27.8 million. The transaction closed June 23. ...
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    Steven Sharpe to Depart as General Director of Opera Santa Barbara

    Steven Sharpe, who charted an ambitious course for Opera Santa Barbara over 11 years, spearheading the company’s first world premiere and otherwise elevating its stature through a series of new and expanded programmatic initiatives, is stepping down as general director. The company will immediately conduct a nationwide search for his successor.

    Steven Sharpe, who charted an ambitious course for Opera Santa Barbara over 11 years, spearheading the company’s first world premiere and otherwise elevating its stature through a series of new and expanded programmatic initiatives, is stepping down as general director. The company will immediatel ...
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    Circle V Ranch Camp for Kids 7-13 Still has Space & Camperships for Summer 2017

    Source: Circle V Ranch Camp

    Ray Lopez, Director of Circle V Ranch Camp, located across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara, has announced that spaces and camperships (scholarships) are still available for three of this summer’s sessions:

    Session Two: Wednesday, July 5 to Monday, July 10, 2017 ~ Holiday Theme Week

    Session Three: Tuesday, July 11 to Sunday, July16, 2017 ~ Space Week with NASA/JPL Volunteer Educators

    Source: Circle V Ranch Camp Ray Lopez, Director of Circle V Ranch Camp, located across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara, has announced that spaces and camperships (scholarships) are still available for three of this summer’s sessions: Session ...
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    The CASE for Kids Launches Wine Club Fundraiser

    (Santa Barbara, CA) –  A local Santa Barbara County organization is changing the way nonprofits raise funds.  The Child Advocates Social Enterprise for Kids (The CASE for Kids) is a newly formed subsidiary of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County intended to generate sustainable income for its nonprofit parent company thereby reducing its dependency on charitable giving.  This new business endeavor is an innovative social enterprise that will identify, develop and manage recurring revenue businesses and corporate partners to directly bene

    (Santa Barbara, CA) –  A local Santa Barbara County organization is changing the way nonprofits raise funds.  The Child Advocates Social Enterprise for Kids (The CASE for Kids) is a newly formed subsidiary of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County intended to ge ...
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    Women's Fund of SB Grants Domestic Violence Solutions Funding for Playground

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA , June 28, 2017) – Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County

    This project will radically improve the aesthetics, safety and enjoyment of the present shelter facility by fully replacing a 25 year old institutional grade playground. 

    Helping children who have experienced domestic violence is a direct expression of DVS’s mission and an essential dynamic that challenges the inter-generational cycle of violence. Last year, 61% of victims in DVS shelters were children. 

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA , June 28, 2017) – Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County This project will radically improve the aesthetics, safety and enjoyment of the present shelter facility by fully replacing a 25 year old institutional grade playground.  Helping children who ...
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    Santa Barbara Based Brand 'Outer Aisle Gourmet' Expands Eastward!

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA, June 28, 2017) — Outer Aisle Gourmet, LLC (OAG), the innovative creator of delicious, plant-based versions of many of America’s favorite foods, recently launched the nation’s first gluten-free, low-carb Cauliflower Sandwich Thins and Cauliflower Pizza Crusts/Wraps a ...
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    Union Bank’s Vince Caballero to Serve as Chair of the 2017 Santa Barbara Heart Walk

     Vince Caballero will serve as Chair of the 2017 Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk/Run.Union Bank Regional Manage

    Union Bank Regional Manager Vincent (Vince) Caballero will serve as Chair of the American Heart Association’s 2017 Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk/Run for the second consecutive year. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the American Heart Association’s “Healthy ...
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    EDC to be Honored as Nonprofit of the Year at California Nonprofits Day Celebration Awards

    On Wednesday, June 28, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) will be honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    On Wednesday, June 28, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) will be honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. EDC has been selected by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson as an exceptional nonprofit organization in he ...
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    SBWPC Announces its Endorsements for Santa Barbara Mayor and City Council

    After careful consideration and following an extensive evaluation process of the candidates’ political track records, effectiveness, and consistent support of feminist values, the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (SBWPC) is proud to announce the following endorsements: 

    Mayor: Cathy Murillo

    City Council District 4: Jim Scafide

    City Council District 5: Eric Friedman

    City Council Distrcit 6: Gregg Hart

     

    About Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee

    After careful consideration and following an extensive evaluation process of the candidates’ political track records, effectiveness, and consistent support of feminist values, the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (SBWPC) is proud to announce the following endorsements:  Ma ...
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    #1 Web Design Firm in Santa Barbara

    Show Up Web Design is ranked #1 for web design and related computer and online services. How do you rank?

    We specialize in web design SEO & development for businesses who want to optimize and build their presence online; particularly individuals who want to improve their search engine results.

    Show Up Web Design is ranked #1 for web design and related computer and online services. How do you rank? We specialize in web design SEO & development for businesses who want to optimize and build their presence online; particularly individuals who want to improve their search engine results. ...
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    Judith McCaffrey Recognized as a Rotary Major Donor

    JUDITH MCCAFFREY RECOGNIZED AS MAJOR DONOR
    BY THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

    On behalf of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, President Chris Baxter recognized Judith McCaffrey as a Major Donor Level 1.

    As a Major Donor, Judith’s significant contributions support and honor the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation that make a difference in the lives of others.

    JUDITH MCCAFFREY RECOGNIZED AS MAJOR DONOR BY THE ROTARY FOUNDATION On behalf of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, President Chris Baxter recognized Judith McCaffrey as a Major Donor Level 1. As a Major Donor, Judith’s significant contributions support and honor the humanitarian and ...
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    The Samarkand retirement community announces Paul V. Peterson Scholarship recipient

    The Samarkand and Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), a non-profit, faith-based, senior living organization headquartered in Skokie, Ill., announce a scholarship recipient who is part of the Paul V. Peterson Scholarship program.

    The Samarkand employee, Evangelina Martinez, has been awarded $1,000 to continue pursuing her education while being employed at the Santa Barbara senior living community. CRC recognizes and supports lifelong learning as a powerful means that can provide young adults skills and values needed to be capable and compassionate individuals.

    The Samarkand and Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), a non-profit, faith-based, senior living organization headquartered in Skokie, Ill., announce a scholarship recipient who is part of the Paul V. Peterson Scholarship program. The Samarkand employee, Evangelina Martinez, has been awarded $1, ...
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    Mission Wealth Named to 2017 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

    Source: Mission Wealth

    Source: Mission Wealth Mission Wealth is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.  This is the fourth year in a row that Mission W ...
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    Santa Barbara Bowl Announces Spring 2017 Grant Awards

    Source: Santa Barbara Bowl

    Source: Santa Barbara Bowl The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2017 Education Outreach spring grant recipients. The Board voted to approve grants based on recommendations from the Education Outreach Committee, who evaluated applicati ...
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    Backyard Shorts FilmFest Deadline

    Attention short filmakers: entries are now being accepted for Backyard Shorts FilmFest which was created to allow formats for short local films (20 min. or less) from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Ojai, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. The Fest will be October 22, 2017, and deadline is AUGUST 15, 2017, to submit films. 

    For further information check website: www.BackyardShortsFilmFest.com or FilmFreeway.com

    Attention short filmakers: entries are now being accepted for Backyard Shorts FilmFest which was created to allow formats for short local films (20 min. or less) from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Ojai, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. The Fest will be October 22, 2017, and deadline is AUGUST 15, 2017, to ...
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    A Visitor-Friendly Guide to the Wines of Santa Barbara County

    Sipping Santa Barbara: Recommended Wines and Producers is meant to be a practical guide, designed for people who enjoy wine either casually or with great curiosity and vigor.
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    The most common problem encountered by wine lovers when visiting a new region is how to spend their limited amount of time sifting through all the wines and producers. This is why Charine Tan and Dr Matthew Horkey have created this book, which will provide the pertinent information to maximize a visitor’s time in Santa Barbara County.

    Sipping Santa Barbara: Recommended Wines and Producers is meant to be a practical guide, designed for people who enjoy wine either casually or with great curiosity and vigor. -------------------------------- The most common problem encountered by wine lovers when visiting a new region is how to s ...
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    Santa Ynez Author Publishes Debut Novel

    The teen heroine of first-time author Diana Story’s new mystical fantasy novel, Maya’s Story – Slipping Between Time And Space, lives in a small town north of San Francisco, but her journey is out of this world.  “As a writer – and reader, myself – I was always fascinated with the characters and plots of the Harry Potter series and other books of that genre,” said Story. “The female lead in my tale is a member of The Sisterhood, a group of extraordinary women who span the globe and whose mission is to keep Planet Earth in balance.” 

    The teen heroine of first-time author Diana Story’s new mystical fantasy novel, Maya’s Story – Slipping Between Time And Space, lives in a small town north of San Francisco, but her journey is out of this world.  “As a writer – and reader, myself – I was always fascinated with ...
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    Casa Serena is Now Hiring

    We Are Hiring! 
    Casa Serena has an immediate job opening for a Program Assistant. The exceptional candidate will have passion for helping women in early recovery and possess the following skills:
     
    *12-Step Knowledge * Effective Communication * General Computer Skills
    * Healthy Boundaries *Flexibility * Sound Judgement *Manage Feedback
     
    Major tasks for this position include:
    We Are Hiring!  Casa Serena has an immediate job opening for a Program Assistant. The exceptional candidate will have passion for helping women in early recovery and possess the following skills:   *12-Step Knowledge * Effective Communication *  ...
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    New Beginnings Counseling Center Hires Crystal Ramirez, PhD, MFT

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Crystal Ramirez as our new Clinical Director.

    New Beginnings Counseling Center is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Crystal Ramirez as our new Clinical Director. Crystal Ramirez, PhD, MFT joins New Beginnings bringing a wide variety of clinical, supervisory, and management experience in the community, most recently from th ...
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    The Fund for Santa Barbara

    It's hard to believe that Fabiola Gonzalez has already been with us for nine months.
    It's hard to believe that Fabiola Gonzalez has already been with us for nine months. Initially, Fabiola joined the Fund as a teen in the Youth Making Change program in 2008 – 2009. In September of 2017 she returned to the Fund as the part-time Youth Making Change program coordi ...
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    Mush App for Mom's to Meet Other Mom's

    Being a mom is hard. We need a community. Check out this new app created by mom's and for mom's.

    mush is the new, free way for mums to meet local mums
    with kids the same age

    https://mushapp.app.link/UYZ3VFR3KD

    Available in the app store and on google play.

    Being a mom is hard. We need a community. Check out this new app created by mom's and for mom's. mush is the new, free way for mums to meet local mums with kids the same age https://mushapp.app.link/UYZ3VFR3KD Available in the app store and on google play. ...
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    Pamme Mickelson Named New Executive Director of Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center

    Nonprofit and development professional brings more than two decades of experience to therapeutic riding organization

    Nonprofit and development professional brings more than two decades of experience to therapeutic riding organization Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center has announced Pamme Mickelson as its new executive director.  Mickelson brings more than twenty years of nonprofit, developme ...
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    Tips On The Best Way To Understand Bathroom Plumbing

    Are you aware of the working looks inside your plumbing that free pipes may be responsible? You may desire to take a look at all another excellent information in this essay if this interests you. Have a couple of minutes and discover all today you can find out about plumbing.

    Are you aware of the working looks inside your plumbing that free pipes may be responsible? You may desire to take a look at all another excellent information in this essay if this interests you. Have a couple of minutes and discover all today you can find out about plumbing. Use strainers in all ...
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    Santa Barbara Public Library System Receives $10,000 Grant for Bilingual Children’s Books

    Source: City of Santa Barbara

    Source: City of Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara Public Library System is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the California State Library to purchase bilingual books for children. This grant is part of the California Immigrant Alliance Project, funded through the Library Services and Technology ...
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    Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Takes Helm of July 4 Parade

    The 54th Annual Fourth of July Parade is now in the hands of Santa Barbara’s Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF).  PCVF is responsible for many veteran-related events throughout the year, including the Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade, the Military Ball, Memorial Day Ceremony as well as other events honoring our local veterans and active duty service membe

    The 54th Annual Fourth of July Parade is now in the hands of Santa Barbara’s Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF).  PCVF is responsible for many veteran-related events throughout the year, including the Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade, the Military Ball, Memorial Day C ...
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    William Sansum Diabetes Center showcased at ADA conference in San Diego

    Source: William Sansum Diabetes Center

    The William Sansum Diabetes Center staff had a successful showcase at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions June 9-13th in San Diego, CA. WSDC’s Ocho Pasos a la Buena Salud (Eight Steps to Better Health) was selected to be showcased in a Moderated Poster Discussion. The presentation was led by WSDC Diabetes Educator Mary Conneely.  It was part of the ADA tour entitled Community Strategies to Improve Care Delivery, on Saturday June 10th, 2017. 

    Source: William Sansum Diabetes Center The William Sansum Diabetes Center staff had a successful showcase at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions June 9-13th in San Diego, CA. WSDC’s Ocho Pasos a la Buena Salud (Eight Steps to Better Health) was selected ...
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    goa taco

    goa taco is stoked to announce the opening of their fifth location at 718 State street, Santa Barbara. We would really appreciate and love for you to spread the exciting news!

    goa taco is stoked to announce the opening of their fifth location at 718 State street, Santa Barbara. We would really appreciate and love for you to spread the exciting news! goa taco has been slinging paratha tacos on the Lower East Side of NYC since December 2014. Since opening on the Lower Ea ...
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    Explore Ecology Awarded California Arts Council Grant

    Santa Barbara: The California Arts Council has awarded $4,500 to Explore Ecology as part of its Artists in Schools - Extension program.
    Santa Barbara: The California Arts Council has awarded $4,500 to Explore Ecology as part of its Artists in Schools - Extension program. An offshoot of the Council’s signature arts education grant program, the new Artists in Schools - Extension program suppor ...
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    Rocco Constantino New SBCC Athletic Director

    By SBCC
     
    Rocco Constantino has been selected as the new Athletic Director at Santa Barbara City College. He was the Athletic Director at New Providence High in New Jersey for the last two years and spent more than a decade as Assistant Athletic Director at Bloomfield College, an NCAA Div. 2 school in New Jersey. Constantino’s first day at SBCC will be July 3.
    By SBCC   Rocco Constantino has been selected as the new Athletic Director at Santa Barbara City College. He was the Athletic Director at New Providence High in New Jersey for the last two years and spent more than a decade as Assi ...
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    Anticipatory Grief is an Often Overlooked Emotional Stage

    Anticipatory grief can be as painful and challenging as the grief felt after the death of a loved one

    Those of us who have a loved one who is seriously ill or elderly may show specific symptoms of anticipatory grief. This can also apply to any anticipated death, including worrying about someone in a high-risk job such as a loved one in the military, a police officer or a firefighter.

    Anticipatory grief can be as painful and challenging as the grief felt after the death of a loved one Those of us who have a loved one who is seriously ill or elderly may show specific symptoms of anticipatory grief. This can also apply to any anticipated death, including worrying about someone i ...
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    Just Communities New Board Organizational Structure - And Why it Matters

    Source: Just Communities

    Source: Just Communities Your 16-year-old son says to you that racism doesn’t exist - at least in California - anymore. Your 7- year-old daughter overhears a racist, anti-immigrant slur on the playground, and asks you what it means. You are invited to a concert by a friend, but you kn ...
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    Family Service Agency Cuts Ribbon At New Lompoc Location

    Source: Family Service Agency

    Source: Family Service Agency Dozens of community members gathered on Tuesday for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at Family Service Agency’s new location in Lompoc at 101 South B Street. The agency, which has operated in Lompoc for 50 years, purchased and renovated the 3,800- ...
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    The SB Foundation of Fundraising Professionals Award H. Peter Karoff Scholarship

    Source: The Santa Barbara Foundation

    Source: The Santa Barbara Foundation Caitlin Barringer received the first annual H. Peter Karoff Scholarship sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation through the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter in May 2017. The sch ...
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    SANTA BARBARA'S GLENDESSARY JAM TO PERFORM AT LARGEST CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

    SANTA BARBARA'S GLENDESSARY JAM TO PERFORM AT LARGEST CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA THIS AUGUST

    Local Santa Barbara Favorites, The Glendessary Jam are set perform to over 120,000 at Milwaukee Irish Fest in August that will also coincide with their release of their debut album "Good Times Guaranteed" on Horseshoe Records.

    SANTA BARBARA'S GLENDESSARY JAM TO PERFORM AT LARGEST CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA THIS AUGUST Local Santa Barbara Favorites, The Glendessary Jam are set perform to over 120,000 at Milwaukee Irish Fest in August that will also coincide with their release of their debut album "Good Times ...
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    Santa Barbara DANCEworks Welcomes Kate Weare Company for 2017 Residency

     

    • Choreographer Kate Weare awarded month-long creative residency to create a new work weaving Argentine Tango with Contemporary Dance

    • Kate Weare Company to collaborate with Union Tanguera, on movements and composer Gustavo Beytelmann on original score

    • Residency Begins August 7 at the Lobero Theatre

    • Performances September 1 & 2 at the Lobero Theatre

     

      Choreographer Kate Weare awarded month-long creative residency to create a new work weaving Argentine Tango with Contemporary Dance Kate Weare Company to collaborate with Union Tanguera, on movements and composer Gustavo Beytelmann on original score Residency Begins&n ...
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    American Indian Health & Services of Santa Barbara

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced in May, 2017 that American Indian Health & Services (“AIHS”) of Santa Barbara has received NCQA Patient-Centered Home (PCMH) Level III Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced in May, 2017 that American Indian Health & Services (“AIHS”) of Santa Barbara has received NCQA Patient-Centered Home (PCMH) Level III Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinat ...
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    Cocos Restaurant Equipment Liquidation Auction - Camarillo, CA

    The Cocos Bakery Restaurant in Camarillo, CA is now closed & assets are up for auction.

    The Cocos Bakery Restaurant located in Camarillo is closed. Now, the remaining assets are being offered to the general public through a strategic partnership with Auction Nation, a national online auction company. "This is a great opportunity for the people in the restaurant industry to bid on and purchase the assets from the Cocos Family Restaurant,” says Mats Myhre, a spokesman for Auction Nation.

    The Cocos Bakery Restaurant in Camarillo, CA is now closed & assets are up for auction. The Cocos Bakery Restaurant located in Camarillo is closed. Now, the remaining assets are being offered to the general public through a strategic partnership with Auction Nation, a national online auction comp ...
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    ThinkYes | College Admissions Consulting offering summer workshops

    Eileen's motivation as an Independent Educational Consultant is to encourage students to “Think Yes” — to expand their expectations of themselves and to trust that they are capable of achieving them.

    Summer workshops are held at our home at El Capitan Ranch and are kept relatively small to enable conversation and exchange of ideas. The street address and a gate code to the property will be provided upon registration.

    Eileen's motivation as an Independent Educational Consultant is to encourage students to “Think Yes” — to expand their expectations of themselves and to trust that they are capable of achieving them. Summer workshops are held at our home at El Capitan Ranch and are kept relatively small t ...
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    'Backyard Shorts' Debuts at Plaza de Oro

    CALL FOR SHORTS TO COME HOME

    CALL FOR SHORTS TO COME HOME Backyard Shorts FilmFest is accepting films at this time.  The festival makes its debut on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Plaza de Oro Theatre (aka The Hitchcock) in Santa Barbara. Professionals and non-professionals will have the opportunity to submit their films ...
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    Open Gallery Space at Goleta Library

    Source: Goleta Library

    The Goleta Library is now accepting reservation requests for the use of the Multipurpose Room gallery space for the calendar year 2018.  Local non-profit and other group art organizations and associations are invited to submit requests for use of the display space for art exhibitions at the Goleta Library, a branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

    Source: Goleta Library The Goleta Library is now accepting reservation requests for the use of the Multipurpose Room gallery space for the calendar year 2018.  Local non-profit and other group art organizations and associations are invited to submit requests for use of the display space for ...
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    Young Writers Camp Announces New Grade Levels

    Students show off their certificates after reading published work in 2016. ...
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    MOXI Receives $500,000 Matching Grant to Establish Education Fund

    MOXI MUSEUM ESTABLISHES EDUCATION FUND WITH GENEROUS MATCHING GIFT FROM MONICA AND TIMOTHY BABICH FAMILY FOUNDATION

    Source: MOXI Museum 

    MOXI MUSEUM ESTABLISHES EDUCATION FUND WITH GENEROUS MATCHING GIFT FROM MONICA AND TIMOTHY BABICH FAMILY FOUNDATION Source: MOXI Museum    The newly opened MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, has a stated mission to “ignite learning through interactive experi ...