Community News and Announcements
Stories and announcements from citizens, local business, non-profit, and government sources
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children participates in the 'Take 25' campaign to commemorate National Missing Children's Day. Read story.
Sterling Properties & Estates has expanded its operations to include a second office in the lower village of Montecito. Their second location, which opened on May 1st, is located at 1225 Coast Village Road, Suite I. Read story.
A Region 2 Arabian Horse Show which is to be held again this year at the Earl Warren Show Grounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California from 19-23 June. Read story.
The Arts Fund is pleased to announce the opening of the Spring 2013 Teen Arts Mentorship Group Exhibition on Friday, May 24, 2013. More than 50 paintings, photographs, and bronze sculptures, will highlight the diverse talents of 30 high school students who participated in four mentorship classes this spring. This year’s program was led by local master artists Nevin Littlehale, Michael Irwin, Elizabeth Schwyzer, and Phillip Van Nostrand. Read story.
EDC Reaches Major Clean Water Settlement Targeting Pollution From Oil and Gas Field in Coastal Ventura County
Vintage Production California, LLC Agrees to Better Manage Stormwater Runoff from Rincon Grubb Oil Field, Provide Advance Notice and Water Quality Testing for Hydraulic Fracturing Read story.
Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North Awards Adams Family of the Month April 2013 Award to the Fletcher Family
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North’s (RCSBN) Adams Family of the Month program honors hard-working, ethical and socially engaged families who contribute to Adams School and provide positive role models for their children and the entire community. On May 8th, Community Service Chair Tom Jacobs and Adams Principal Amy Alzina presented the family with their award certificate. Read story.
After taking a rented camper outfitted with special equipment to measure methane on a cross-continent drive, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has found that methane emissions across large parts of the U.S. are higher than currently known, confirming what other more local studies have found. Their research is published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. Read story.
Independent school to connect via Amateur Radio with NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy in orbit
Students and faculty of Anacapa School are preparing for a rare event that will allow them to make contact with NASA Astronaut and former Navy SEAL Christopher J. Cassidy. Cassidy is a flight engineer on Expedition 35, the 35th and current long-duration mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and Cassidy’s second spaceflight. Read story.
The Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation recently presented ten $1,000 scholarships to deserving Santa Barbara City College students enrolled in Career Technical Education Programs and students intending to transfer to four-year universities. This is the second year that the club’s foundation has awarded two Study of Chinese Language Scholarships and the third time that the Martin and Julia Koobation /Rotary of Montecito Scholarship, named in memory of long-time Rotarian Martin Koobation, was awarded. Read story.
Santa Barbara City College’s Department of Philosophy wins First Place in International Business Ethics Competition. Read story.
For the Second Consecutive Year, The Bank Recognized by The Findley Reports for Excellence in Financial Performance
The Bank of Santa Barbara has been recognized by The Findley Reports on Financial Institutions as a “Premier Performance ” bank based on 2012 year-end financial results. This award ranks The Bank among an elite tier of top-performing California financial institutions. Read story.
One Day. One Hobby. Thousands of Metal Detectorists.
Santa Barbara will host metal detectorists from across North America May 18th on the beach in front of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, beginning at 8 a.m. Santa Barbara, along with Atlantic City, N.J., Toronto, Canada, and Rio de Janeiro are the four cities on two continents hosting National Metal Detecting Day, sponsored by Minelab Americas. Detectorists will gather to participate in the world’s largest simultaneous gathering of detectorists. Read story.
Shannon Kelly recently joined Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara as the Associate Director of Development. Shannon has over 8 years of experience in non-profit fund development. She graduated from Westminster College of SLC with a BA in English and later earned a graduate certificate in non-profit management at the University of Oregon. Shannon completed an MA degree in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication from Iowa State University. Originally from Utah, Shannon and her daughter Bree have very much enjoyed living in the Santa Barbara community since 2008 and plan to stay “forever.” Shannon’s daughter Bree has been attending Girls Inc. at GVC since 2010. Read story.
Arlington Tavern recently celebrated their one-year anniversary, hosting a party to commemorate their successful first year open. Co-owners and longtime friends Chef Ron True and Diego Barbieri welcomed the public for fine local beer and wines, and delicious bites of tavern favorites. The celebration was particularly commemorative for Chef Ron True, whose second job ever in the culinary world – over 20 years ago – was at SOhO Restaurant, which used to be located in the very same building where Arlington Tavern now resides, at 21 W. Victoria Street. Read story.
The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum will draw the Grand Prize winner at the Final Drawing at 2pm.
The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home raffle winner will be drawn this Saturday, May 18, at 2pm in Paseo Nuevo’s Center Court. Come join the fun and festivities, and see who WINS the Santa Barbara Dream of a Million Dollar Home or $1 Million Dollars! Read story.