Free community cumbia and Afro-beats rhythm groups

Contributed ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! opens its 13th season with Buyepongo – tropical cumbia and Afro-beat rhythms –  in free events at Isla Vista School, Friday, September 29, 7 pm; at Guadalupe City Hall, Saturday, September 30, 7 pm, and at The Marjorie Luke Theatre at Santa Barbara Junior High on Sunday, October 1, 7 pm. Warm up for the concert […]

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Aflac honors Cottage Children’s Medical Center heroes

Aflac Kicks Off 2017 Duckprints Tour at Cottage Children’s Medical Center in Santa Barbara by Honoring Heroes Who Have Made a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Children with Cancer Staff Report Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and a committed corporate ally in making a difference in the lives of children with cancer, today […]

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MOXI Museum announces 2017-18 field trip registration

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is gearing up for the 2017-18 school year and has just announced open registration for field trips featuring new educational programming to benefit teachers and students. Local parents can also register their children for a unique afterschool program focused on digital creativity, created in partnership with Katy Perry’s Fireworks Foundation, as well […]

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SBCC business program honored for increasing opportunities

SBCC business program honored for increasing opportunities Staff report Santa Barbara City College’s International Business program has received a career education award because graduates have increased their earnings by an average of 55 percent. The recognition came from Strong Workforce Stars, a new annual award for career education programs, also known as career technical education (CTE), within California’s 114 community […]

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Library launches career-skills training center

Library launches career-skills training center Staff Report The Santa Barbara Public Library System has opened a career training center that will provide basic computer skills and workforce-preparedness training. The program, called SBPL Works, is supported by a grant from the Adult Education Block Grant Consortium, which is administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of […]

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Girls Inc. and UCSB scientists join forces in STEM education for young girls

Stronger, Bolder, Smarter By Leah Etling It’s back to school for local students, and that means back to awesome after-school activities for the young women who participate in Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s afternoon programming. For the second year, a partnership with UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will expose several dozen fourth- to sixth-grade girls to career opportunities […]

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Concussion Discussion What Parents and Coaches Need to Know to Protect Kids

Staff Report Cottage Children’s Medical Center and the Cottage Concussion Clinic will host a free informational event to help parents and coaches recognize the symptoms of concussion and understand the treatment process. “Concussion Discussion” What to Know as Parents and Coaches Tuesday, September 12 6-7:30pm Speakers & Topics Dr. Philip Delio, Neurologist, Neurology Associates of Santa Barbara; Medical Director of […]

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