Community News and Announcements
Stories and announcements from citizens, local business, non-profit, and government sources
The Buellton Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the addition of a Wine Maker Dinner to their event this year! Read story.
Montecito Village Travel was among those Invited to Join Exclusive Group Traveling to Cuba as Part of “People to People Educational Exchange”
Montecito Village Travel Joined with Globus for Four-Day, U.S. Government-Sanctioned Journey
Chris Weatherhead and Connie Miller from Montecito Village Travel at 3329 State Street were among a highly select group of only 50 travel advisors nationally who have just returned from an exclusive Globus Cuba Experience to Havana and beyond. Read story.
New Advisors Specialize in Accounting, Managerial Training and Marketing
The Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties announces the addition of three Santa Barbara County-based industry experts to its roster of approximately 30 advisors offering free one-on-one business advising and workshops. Read story.
Family of former UCSB Chancellor Vernon Cheadle, a renowned and prolific botanist, pledges $1.6 million to Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
If there were a chancellor’s hall of fame, Vernon Cheadle would hold a prominent place. As UC Santa Barbara’s leader in the 1960s and ’70s, he guided the campus through an extraordinary expansion, paving the way for the onetime teacher’s college and then-new addition to the UC system to become the true research university that it is today. Read story.
The Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) is pleased to announce Leisa Cosentino as the organization’s first Director of Finance and Operations. Read story.
Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson will share her amazing story at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Granada Theater. Read story.
Twenty-six employees of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, led by their team captains, Investigators Robert Lowry and Patrick Adams, announce their first-time participation in the annual Challenge Cup/Baker to Vegas relay race, or, as it’s commonly referred to, the “Baker 2 Vegas.” Read story.
Santa Barbara Airport has announced that effective April 1, 2014, Long Term Parking Lot 2, off of Hollister and Frederick Lopez Road, will no longer be available for passenger parking. Read story.
Now leased by Sonos, the 47,000 SF building stands tall as largest office/R&D sale in city of Santa Barbara since 2007
It is the tallest building in the waterfront and boasts some of the area’s best ocean views. Read story.
Clarence Suhr, the driver with the longest seniority in the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District, retired this month, after over 40 years on the job. Read story.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Noam Chomsky, arguably the single most influential living scholar in the world today, has joined the Foundation’s Advisory Council. Read story.
UCSB researchers use animal models to demonstrate that the net result of cocaine use is a balance of both positive and negative effects
On the other side of the cocaine high is the cocaine crash, and understanding how one follows the other can provide insight into the physiological effects of drug abuse. Read story.
Nearly 200 students in fourth through sixth grades from more than 30 schools throughout the county will test their knowledge April 30 at the 13th annual Battle of the Books in the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) auditorium. Read story.
Foodbank’s Brown Bag Program Provides Nutritious Groceries and Staples for Seniors in Need; Helps Seniors Maintain Self-Sufficiency
Fifteen locations throughout entire Santa Barbara County for seniors to participate
Statistics released by the Department of Social Services on their “Snapshot of Poverty in Santa Barbara County” revealed that 1 in 14 seniors in Santa Barbara County live in poverty. Read story.
The State Employment Development Department (EDD) released today the unemployment rate and other jobs data for the month of January 2014. Read story.