Community News and Announcements
Stories and announcements from citizens, local business, non-profit, and government sources
St. Mark’s Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines co-chairs Steve Pepe (owner of Clos Pepe Vineyards) and Brooks Firestone (owner of Curtis Winery) have announced that Alison Wrigley Rusack and Geoff Rusack (pictured below), have been named the Honorary Chairs of the 4th annual event to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Church’s garden courtyard at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in downtown Los Olivos. Read story.
While tensions appear to have eased between North Korea and the U.S. in the past few weeks, the U.S.- North Korean nuclear crisis is not over. Read story.
An operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for May 21 between 03:01 and 09:01 a.m. (PST) from Vandenberg AFB, California. Read story.
A three day maintenance project to control erosion and improve drainage on the shoulder of northbound U.S. Highway 101 between Santa Rosa Road and Hwy. 246 will begin on Monday, May 20. Read story.
Santa Barbara City College’s Computer Information Systems Department recently received designation as the first Citrix Information Technology Academy in Southern California. Read story.
Santa Barbara Mortgage Lender Austin Lampson joined the On Q Financial, Inc. team, serving as a Senior Mortgage Consultant to the firm. Read story.
Sexual wellness authority and modern sex educator Jessica Drake will lecture at University of California – Santa Barbara on Monday, May 20, as part of Dr. Constance Penley’s “Topics in Film and Popular Culture” class. Read story.
Ojai Valley Internet Radio (OVIR) has been around since November 2012 and since making this discovery I’ve been exposed to so many great musical genres and local musicians. Read story.
Reaching for Stars, the annual fundraiser supporting Youth and Family Services YMCA (YFS) will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club (Rockwood). Read story.
Lynn Paul Reitnouer played college basketball in the 1950's. Read story.
The unemployment rate for Santa Barbara County decreased to 6.0 percent in April 2013, according to figures released today by the State Employment Development Department (EDD). Read story.
The following are answers to California Outdoors questions. Read story.
From June 10 to August 23, an average of 150 kids attend the Club’s summer day camp from 8am to 5:30pm and participate in a wide variety of structured activities including a science lab (real hands-on science experiments), sports, games, art, library, swimming, and field trips. Read story.
This Saturday, May 18th from 9:00am-12:00pm, the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez chapters of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc.) will host Young Eagles Day at the Santa Ynez Airport. Read story.
Caltrans crews will be performing repairs on Hwy. 101 at Las Positas Road on Friday, May 17. Read story.