Community News and Announcements
Stories and announcements from citizens, local business, non-profit, and government sources
Response to funding crisis shows community’s commitment to Casa Esperanza’s new sustainable model
In response to an urgent call for support starting in September, Casa Esperanza Homeless Center has been able to stay open during its transition to a 24-hour sobriety-based shelter program. Read story.
Twenty-seven former campaign and administration staffers of Gov. Brown released a letter today urging him to impose a moratorium on fracking in California. Read story.
Local Mexican Art Museum Sells Unique Work of Latin American Artists for Fundraiser, and Oaxacan wood carver demonstrating his work.
On Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Casa Dolores will be holding its annual Latin American Arts & Crafts sale, which features Latin American artists from the Santa Barbara and Ventura areas. Read story.
Celebrating the holiday season the Wildling Museum is hosting a special open house on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Read story.
The City of Goleta has once again been recognized as a safe City. Read story.
SLIDE GUITAR MASTER LENDS HIS TALENT TO HELP KIDS AND SHARES THE STAGE WITH INGENUES AND INNOVATORS FROM BROOKLYN TO NASHVILLE AND AROUND THE U.S.
Musician Robert Randolph is wrapping up 2013 with a renewed commitment to music education. Read story.
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties currently has a critical need for 22 new Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County Volunteer Wish Granters. Read story.
LES MARCHANDS WINE BAR & MERCHANT ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY OFFERINGS INCLUDING GIFT SERVICES AND THREE NEW WINE CLUBS
SOMM Stars Brian McClintic and Eric Railsback Expand Les Marchands Wine Club Store and Offer Custom Gift Fulfillment for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations Read story.
At each monthly meeting, the Parks & Recreation Commission recognizes those who have volunteered their time and talents to help with projects related to the Parks & Recreation Department. Read story.
Over 30,000 Californians Have Already Enrolled in Health Plans Set to Begin Coverage in January 2014
According to a report from Covered California, 30,830 Californians have enrolled in private health plans using CoveredCA.com from October 1st to November 1st. Read story.
In a state noted for its freeways, Californians are riding trains in unprecedented numbers. Read story.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is looking for reliable, outgoing volunteers to help with the 29th Festival, running January 30th through February 9th 2014. Read story.
California Outdoors Q&As Read story.
Santa Barbara lodging establishments collected and remitted $1.28 million in Transient Occupancy Tax during the month of October, which is 6.2% higher than October of last year. Read story.
The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices. Read story.