Wine, food festival celebrating 30th year

Wine, food festival celebrating 30th year Staff Report The Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival’s 30th anniversary is just around the corner, and hundreds of vintners and restaurants are among the vendors participating this year. The annual event in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s backyard has become one of the museum’s largest fundraisers, and this year its name […]

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People to Know – Deja Re

People to Know – Deja Re By Nathanial Gray Deja Re can easily motivate you to achieve your very best just by talking to her, or simply being near her. She gracefully carries the presence of the strong leader that she is. She’s a teacher, a true-blue friend, a hero, and an inspiration for many people in Santa Barbara. These […]

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Local banker joins Westmont Foundation

Local banker joins Westmont Foundation Staff report Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont College and the community. O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Since then he has worked with many Westmont […]

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Firefighters beginning to check homes for ‘defensible space’

Firefighters beginning to check homes for ‘defensible space’ Staff Report On June 1, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department began inspecting local properties for “defensible space,” the firefighters’ term for maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of nonflammable area around a home. Engine companies will be performing the inspections and providing homeowners with educational material on how to comply. With […]

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Santa Barbara has abundant Instagram-worthy locations

Santa Barbara has abundant Instagram-worthy locations by Visit Santa Barbara Around every corner and through each paseo, visitors can treat their eyes to a visual feast in Santa Barbara. With sparkling shorelines, Spanish-infused architecture, opulent gardens and sunsets that are worthy of being branded #nofilter, this is a destination that was made for Instagram. If you feel that your social […]

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Santa Barbara Lays Out Rationale for Sales Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure Backlog

Proposed 1-percent hike would bring the city an estimated $22 million a year for much-needed work By Sam Goldman, Noozhawk Staff Writer Two weeks out from adopting final language for a ballot measure, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and City Administrator Paul Casey are voicing the rationale for a 1-percent sales tax increase that would fund much-needed infrastructure work. A 1-percent, or one cent, increase […]

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Advanced Treatments for Mitral Heart Valve Repair & Replacement

Contributed by Cottage Health The Cottage Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital offers advanced treatments for patients who need a mitral heart valve repair or replacement. The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart and controls blood flow from the upper to the lower heart chamber. When the mitral valve is damaged, it may […]

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