Community News and Announcements
Stories and announcements from citizens, local business, non-profit, and government sources
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is continuing its campaign to increase enrollment in affordable health insurance for the uninsured. Read story.
Santa Barbara County Animal Services is recommending the community to be on high alert after identifying cases of apparent distemper in raccoons in the Santa Barbara area. Read story.
Ten garagiste winemakers pour pizza pairings at Solvang’s Cecco Ristorante alongside gourmet wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, and more; kicks off two-day festival highlighting 60 winemakers from Sa
A Friday Night Pizza and Wine Pairing Party has been added to the line-up for this month’s “Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure.” Read story.
Santa Marguerita/Cathedral Oaks Project Completion Celebration Scheduled for Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30 am
The City of Goleta will celebrate the completion of the pedestrian improvements on Cathedral Oaks at Santa Marguerita on Wednesday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at the project site. Read story.
Free Pizzas For Facebook Fans On March 10
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza today announced that it is scheduled to open its first Isla Vista location at 6546 Pardall Rd., adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, on Saturday, March 8. Read story.
Jersey Mike’s Subs is committed to helping more than 100 local charities nationwide and has raised more than 7.5 million dollars over the last 4 years. Read story.
New 20,000-home City Would Wipe Out Wildlife Habitat, Threaten Cultural Resources
A group of public-interest organizations sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in federal court today over the agencies’ approval of permits for the sprawling Newhall Ranch development. Read story.
March 19 Event: Solvang “Third Wednesday” Features Food & Wine-Centric “Cash Mob” at “Mystery” Solvang Eatery & Bar
Solvang's next monthly "Third Wednesday", to be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014, will highlight the edible –and imbibe-able – surprises that Solvang has to offer with a souped-up version of the Solvang Third Wednesday “Cash Mob”, which will descend upon a “mystery” Solvang restaurant. Read story.
Two Frustrated Yogis Enhance the Practice of Yoga by Taking it to Audio
Started by two founders who have struggled to fit yoga into their busy work and family schedules, Audible Yoga seeks to answer a common problem: how to do yoga more often. Read story.
All are welcome. Free of charge.
Don’t miss this special event dedicated to Jewish education options in Santa Barbara County, from preschool to religious school. Learn about the formal Jewish education options for your family and meet local Jewish educators. Read story.
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) today announced that it has added Nicole Di Camillo and Maggie Hall as staff attorneys, working out of the Santa Barbara office. Read story.
Los Padres National Forest officials today announced the Monterey Ranger District is seeking volunteers to work in an exciting archaeology program. Read story.
Two intensive workshops will focus on Story and Noir Fiction Characters
The Pacific Institute for Professional Writing (PIPW) announced a weekend workshop program for writers of fiction and nonfiction. Read story.
Rooted Vine Tours is a locally owned and operated wine tour company. Read story.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) has successfully recertified in search management for lost people and missing aircraft. Read story.