Events Calendar August 1 – September 4

Ventura County Fair begins The Ventura County fair runs from Aug. 2-13 at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Complete information and tickets are available at www.venturacountyfair.org, but here are the entertainment highlights. Aug. 2 – Motorsports Aug. 3 – Smash Mouth at 7:30 p.m.; Sugar Ray at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 – Huey Lewis and the News at 7:30 […]

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Old Spanish Days Warms Up with Vibrant Costumes Displayed at Annual Fiesta Sale

Flamenco dresses and accessories are sold ahead of this year’s Old Spanish Days events, planned for Aug. 2-6 By Brooke Holland, Noozhawk Staff Writer  Santa Barbara native and seamstress Gloria Macartney — approaching her 75th birthday this month — travels to the fabric district in downtown Los Angeles to select vibrant cloth material. Macartney began making handmade children’s flamenco printed dresses […]

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Santa Barbara based hydrogeologist elected to groundwater board

Staff Report Stephen J. Cullen of Daniel B. Stephens and Associates that has an office in Santa Barbara, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for the American Ground Water Trust (AGWT). The group’s mission is to communicate the environmental and economic value of groundwater, promote efficient and effective groundwater management, showcase groundwater science […]

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Local foundation advocating for family farms worldwide

Local foundation advocating for family farms worldwide By Raiza Giorgi When Ed Seaman took over Santa Barbara Blueberries, his family’s blueberry farm along Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Buellton, he didn’t know much about farming. His background was in technology and marketing, but he had a passion for agriculture and an appreciation of how hard farmers work to provide […]

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July Events Calendar

4 Fourth of July Art Show at Old Mission Santa Barbara – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, Food and Music! 4th of July Art Show returns to it’s roots at the Old Mission Santa Barbara! 80+ artists display and sell their beautiful creations. Admission is free and for more info log onto http://www.oldmissionartshow.com/. Fourth of July Celebration – noon […]

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Old Spanish Days Fiesta Schedule

Since 1924, Old Spanish Days has celebrated Santa Barbara’s Californio traditions. Here are highlights of related events before and during this year’s Fiesta, which is scheduled from Aug. 2-6. For a more detailed schedule, log onto www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org. Saturday, July 8 Annual Costume Sale – 9 a.m. at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo St. La Recepcion del Presidente […]

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Fiesta Ranchera kicks off Old Spanish Days festivities

Summer is officially here By Raiza Giorgi Russell Ruiz is a ninth-generation Santa Barbaran whose ancestral roots reach back Roque de Cota, who was a soldier at the Presidio many years ago. He was dressed in traditional Early Californio clothing at the 10th annual Fiesta Ranchera, which drew about 1,000 people on June 15 to Rancho La Patera and Stow […]

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Santa Barbara May Events Calendar

May Events Calendar If you are interested in placing events please email news@santabarbarafamilylife.com for more information! 2 Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile – 7 p.m. The Granada Theatre – Tickets range from $29 to $154. Log onto https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=3505 for more information. 3 David Sedaris – 8 p.m. Arlington Theatre – Tickets range from $22 – $28. Join Sedaris […]

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