Help needed to fill ‘care packages’ for troops

Help needed to fill ‘care packages’ for troops SBFLM Staff Cathy Calabro, an independent sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, travels from the Santa Barbara area to Solvang each month with dozens of bottles of sunscreen — not for local customers, but for American troops in combat zones. Santa Ynez Valley We Support the Troops Inc. is seeking more sponsors […]

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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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The Current Real Estate Market – Trump, Interest Rates, & Holidays

Strong real estate market predicted despite uncertainty By Ed Fuller One presidential election and so much change. While the stock market reaches new record levels, interest rates have also made recent highs – increasing as much as 3/4 percent on 30-year mortgages – and our real estate market almost immediately slowed. Prior to the election, single-family homes in the Santa […]

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Housing Authority remodels 35 affordable family apartments

Housing Authority remodels 35 affordable family apartments Staff Report The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara has completed the renovation of two 1970s-era public housing projects through a relatively new federal program that allows the leveraging of private investment to do the work, city officials said. The city’s Pearl Gardens and Sycamore Gardens family housing properties, home to […]

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Locally made Mr. E’s Freeze makes big strides in 2 years

‘Sort-of ice cream’ is real success Drew Esnard Mr. E’s Freeze, a locally made frozen dessert, is the product of a partnership between a “big idea” man eager to carry out a nearly 40-year-old ambition and the right “top banana” to bring it all to life. The dessert is a non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free “sort-of ice cream” made primarily […]

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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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SMHS students impress judges at Business Plan Showcase

SMHS students impress judges at Business Plan Showcase By Kathryn Arthur Contributing Writer   The electricity in the air is palpable as students from San Marcos High School compete passionately in the Entrepreneurship Academy’s Business Plan Showcase in mid-May at Impact Hub in the Funk Zone. The showcase was put together to win the hearts of community judges, with students […]

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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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