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Santa Barbara Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Award Recipients

Spaulding / Fleischmann / Floro Award Recipients Honored for Great Academic Success and Devotion to Community Service

“I believe being a role model requires a person of character who is willing to share themselves and their abilities with others,” said award recipient, Emma Andersen. Read story.

Gauchos to Celebrate UCSB Department Anniversaries at 8th Annual All Gaucho Reunion

The departments of Theater & Dance and Religious Studies will celebrate their Golden year anniversaries as UCSB departments with fun and fascinating event lineups.

The Department of Theater and Dance (formerly known as the Department of Dramatic Art/ Division of Dance) will host a panel of alumni to discuss their professional experience in dance, theater and performing arts (Life After UCSB), a facilities tour including rehearsal sit-ins (Theater & Dance Open House) and a reception with special presentation by Chair Risa Brainin on the future of the department (Pizza on the Plaza). Read story.

Introducing Sky Ranch Fitness Vacations at Bacara Resort & Spa

Santa Barbara’s first luxury wellness retreat delivers sustainable results in the form of a first class vacation

Sky Ranch Fitness has partnered with Bacara Resort & Spa to introduce Santa Barbara’s first luxury fitness retreat. Read story.


The Page Youth Center recently ROARED back to the 1920’s with its GREAT GATSBY GALA which featured over 250 devoted PYC patrons dressed as flappers and well- heeled mobsters. Read story.


May 6th lecture free and open to the public. In the MultiCultural Center Theater on campus at 5pm.

Visionary scholar and activist Dr. Felice Blake will reconsider the meanings of diversity in a supposedly “post-racial” era as part of the MultiCultural Center’s Diversity Lecture Series at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 6th at 5pm. Read story.

Buellton Brew Fest Kicks off Craft Beer Month in SYV

Buellton Brew Fest tickets are on sale now and set to sell out for a third year in a row New to Buellton Brew Fest this year is the 4-course VIP beer-pairing dinner

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 3rd Annual Buellton Brew Fest, held on Saturday, May 3rd at River View Park from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Read story.

Rent-A-Center Starts Something™ BIG for Children, One Paper Egg at a Time

Egg Fundraiser Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters

Throughout the Month of April, Rent-A-Center customers get the chance to support children facing adversity in their local communities by taking part in the Rent-A-Center Spring Egg Fundraiser. Read story.


Adult Volunteers Needed to Promote Summer Reading Program

The Santa Barbara Public Library System seeks enthusiastic adult volunteers to visit classrooms and promote summer reading to elementary school students in Santa Barbara area schools Read story.

SBNC to open a new clinic site in Goleta

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics has received a federal HRSA grant for the purpose of opening a new clinic to serve the medically underserved population of Goleta, CA. Read story.

Bridge feeds the brain!

Non-profit Santa Barbara Bridge Center is increasing opportunities for people to learn and play bridge!

The non-profit Santa Barbara Bridge Center is adding to its class schedule and game schedule to provide more opportunities for people to learn and play bridge build their skills and improve their minds. Read story.

How Much is “Free” Worth? With SCORE Santa Barbara it’s Worth a Lot

We all know that anything you get for free, especially advice, is usually worth about what you pay for it: next to nothing. Read story.

Santa Barbara Public Library to Present the State of the Library

Library Board Seeks Public Input on Library’s 2014-15 Annual Budget

The Santa Barbara Public Library System and the Library Board invite the community to a presentation on the state of the Library on Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. Read story.

- Limited Permit Burning Window -

Because of the increase in local live fuel moisture levels and the predicted weather forecast, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department is opening a limited permit burn window. Read story.

Public Invited to Experience Carpinteria Arts Center’s 8th Annual Artists Studio Tour and Discover an Array of Fine Art at Studio Prices!

The 8th Annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour generously presented by Village Properties takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, the 10th and 11th of May from 10am – 5pm. Read story.

Lompoc City Council approves HERO Residential Energy- and Water-Efficiency Program

Local property owners can make homes more energy efficient with low-cost, tax deductible financing paid through their property tax bill; Lompoc joins more than 120 California cities in adopting HERO t

The Lompoc City Council has voted to make the Home Energy Renovation Opportunities (HERO) Program available to Lompoc residents. Read story.

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