Teen Star Honors Santa Barbara’s First Responders

Staff Report Teen Star is honoring Santa Barbara County first responders by offering complimentary tickets to the Teen Star® Showcase Finale at the Arlington Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 24. “There is so much appreciation in our community for our first responders given their ongoing heroics.  Teen Star® wanted to find our own special way to express our gratitude,” […]

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LA Galaxy to Donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in Support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund

Staff Report The LA Galaxy will donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund in advance of their Feb. 15 match in Santa Barbara. In support of the effort, the Galaxy will host a meet up with first responders and those affected by Thomas Fire and Mudslide on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Santa Barbara. They […]

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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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Museum of Natural History is where the Wild Things are

Staff Report Local art lovers have an opportunity to get wild at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the next few months. More than 30 rare and beautifully hand-colored lithographs of North American mammals by famous artist and naturalist John James Audubon are on display at the museum’s John and Peggy Maximus Gallery. The special “Wild Things” exhibit […]

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Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary, recovering from fire and flood, subject of uplifting short film at SBIFF

At this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival, only one of the 71 films in the Short Films category highlights a local community that’s been impacted by the Thomas Fire and the subsequent mudslides. “Under Her Wing”, a 20-minute film created under the UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center’s GreenScreen program, tells the inspiring story of the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary and its […]

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Sea Center Offers Free Admission for Underwater Parks Day Festival

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center located on Stearns Wharf is offering free admission to its Underwater Parks Day Festival this Saturday, January 20th as a gift to the community following the Thomas Fire and mudslides in Montecito. In partnership with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, the Underwater Parks Day Festival celebrates Marine […]

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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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