SB area full of seasonal activities

SB area full of seasonal activities Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch – It’s an authentic agricultural experience for the whole family with farm animals, tractors and farm equipment, and the famous corn maze (3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday’ 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) at 308 S. Walnut Lane in Goleta. Lane Farms also operates a large produce stand, hosts school classes and gives information […]

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Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center hosting Spooktacular event

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center invites the community to its third annual Halloween Spooktacular from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Hearts’ riding facility, located at 4420 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. The event will feature trick-or-treating at the horse paddocks, a horse costume contest and parade, a giant broomstick bake sale, ghoulish games, face-painting, and other fun festivities. All ages are welcome […]

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Lane family celebrates 150 years of farming

Deeply rooted in agriculture, the family makes even its pumpkin patch a tool for education By Raiza Giorgi There was a time when many Californians knew the farmers who produced their food, but that hasn’t been the case as farm fields have turned into housing tracts over the decades. However, members of the Lane family in Goleta are proud to […]

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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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