It’s a good time to review your revocable living trust

By Bradley Hollister Contributing Writer A couple’s revocable living trust can be freely amended during their joint lifetimes. Amendments can be used to adapt to changes in law, family circumstances or the couple’s wishes. Once the first spouse passes away, however, a revocable living trust usually becomes wholly or partly irrevocable and cannot be easily fixed or modified. Therefore, it […]

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Valentine’s Date ideas to help romance blossom

Staff Report With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many people typically search for activities that will make the celebration special, whether they’re in a long-term relationship or contemplating a first date. Lisa Amador of Santa Barbara Matchmaking offers this list of ideas to keep a romance going or to help it blossom. Outdoor and Nature Dates – Stand-Up Paddle Boats: The […]

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Pacific Western Bank Gives $100,000 to Thomas Fire, Flood Fund

By Angel Pacheco for United Way of Santa Barbara County Pacific Western Bank has donated $100,000 to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund to assist in rebuilding the Santa Barbara and Ventura County communities ravaged by disaster. The local United Way offices established the fund in December and later extended it to benefit flood victims. All of the donations […]

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Chamber Welcomes Five Business Leaders to Board of Directors

Staff Report The Chamber welcomed five business leaders from a variety of Goleta industries to join the Chamber’s board of 25. The Chamber Board of Directors set the course, mission and policy direction of the area’s largest business association. Incoming Board Members include Renee Grubb, Village Properties; Donna Lewis, Goleta Union School District; Matt Long, Signature Flight Support; Rich Nahas, Glen […]

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Santa Barbara Symphony to Present Free Benefit Concert

The Santa Barbara Symphony, in partnership with Montecito Bank & Trust and the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, invites the community to gather on Thursday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Granada Theatre for a free concert featuring guitarist and artist-in-residence Pablo Sáinz Villegas accompanied by a small orchestra. Montecito Bank & Trust volunteers will be on hand to collect donations […]

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To Help Storm Victims, Give to Verified Relief Agencies

By Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center Firefighters appreciate that the community wants to make donations of food, clothing and money, but they want the community to know they are adequately taken care of and ask that people donate to disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, etc. United Way of Santa Barbara County […]

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Direct Relief CEO to discuss charity work

The president and CEO of Direct Relief will discuss the international humanitarian medical aid group’s work, including its response to recent local disasters, at the California Lutheran University Corporate Leaders Breakfast in Santa Barbara on Thursday, Feb. 1. Thomas Tighe will present “Changing the World of Charities” during the event, which runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Fess Parker resort. Ranked […]

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U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at the Arlington on Jan. 25

Staff Report UCSB Arts & Lectures presents an evening with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 25, at the Arlington Theatre. Dr. Rice will share her unparalleled expertise on global affairs, national security and education. Pre-signed books will be available for purchase at the event. From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the […]

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