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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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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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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Montecito Bank & Trust CEO Joins United Way of SB’s Young Leaders Society for Inaugural Leadership Series

 United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Young Leaders Society will welcome Montecito Bank & Trust Chairman & CEO Janet Garufis on June 15 to its inaugural Leadership Series discussion, designed to encourage purpose-driven leadership in the Santa Barbara community. This special event will be open to the community 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at The Sandbox, 414 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tickets are $5 for […]

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Santa Barbara June Events Calendar

June Events Calendar   8 Whale Whisperer – 7 – 8:30 p.m. at SB Maritime Museum – Gray Whale Wisdom founders and Breath of the Whales authors Keith Grey Hale & Carolyn Gorman open a dialogue exploring cetacean science and the connection between humans and whales. Cost is $5/members and $15/non-members. Log onto www.sbmm.org for more info. 9 Member Appreciation […]

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Westerlay Orchids donates $14,000 to Canalino School

Westerlay Orchids donates $14,000 to Canalino School Staff report For Westerlay Orchids, the ninth annual Carpinteria Greenhouse and Nursery Tour was as much about cultivating young minds as showing off the alluring plants grown in its state-of-the-art greenhouse. Proceeds from all retail sales made throughout the week at Westerlay will be directed into the classrooms of Canalino Elementary School. President […]

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Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Offers Free Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp in Ventura

A mini-camp will be offered in Ventura featuring Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp activities from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Camino Real Park in Ventura. The adapted sports day is designed for youth ages 6-19 years old who can use a wheelchair to participate in sports. All participants requiring assistance will need to bring a caregiver with them. Funding from […]

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I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival planned for May 27-29

I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival planned for May 27-29 Contributed The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will celebrate its 31st anniversary from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 27, 28, and 29 at the Santa Barbara Mission. A ceremony at noon on Monday, May 29, on the Mission steps will introduce and thank the major festival sponsors and featured artist Meredith Morin as her street painting is concluded. […]

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SBCC career skills institute registration open

SBCC Career Skills Institute is gearing up for a summer full of opportunities for local employees and job-seekers to gain the skills to advance in today’s workplace. Twenty-five convenient, short courses in business, design and technology are offered tuition-free this summer, including courses required to earn two of the Career Skills Institute’s most popular digital badges. The Career Skills Institute is […]

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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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