Santa Barbara January Events Calendar

7 Marymount Open House – 1 – 2:30 p.m. 2130 Mission Ridge Road – Junior kindergarten through fifth grade with classroom visits and presentation as well as 6th- 8th grade programs. Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins welcome. Log onto www.marymountsb.org for more info.   11 BJ Miller in conversation with Pico Iyer – 7:30 – 9 p.m. at UCSB Campbell […]

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Foodbank Opens Lunch Program for Children in Wake of Thomas Fire

By Judith Smith-Meyer for Foodbank As part of a comprehensive hunger relief response to ensure nutritious food is available to those affected by the Thomas Fire, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is launching a healthy lunch program for local children. The program is designed to make certain area youngsters have good nutrition through the end of the year even without […]

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Downtown Santa Barbara Promotes Shopping Locally

By Jennifer Zacharias for Downtown Santa Barbara. While many businesses downtown have had to close temporarily due to the Thomas Fire, the majority have reopened their doors, signaling Downtown Santa Barbara is open for business. With the recovery and support of the downtown businesses a top priority, Downtown Santa Barbara is reminding the community it is important to shop locally during […]

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Aceves, Ramsdell top list of ‘Goleta’s Finest’

By Cortney Hebert Roger Aceves and Karen Ramsdell were named Goleta’s man and woman of the year on Sunday, Dec. 2, while John Dent was named educator of the year and Lisa Rivas the volunteer of the year. Nearly a dozen individuals, businesses and groups were honored with the Goleta Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 “Goleta’s Finest Awards,” a 68-year tradition to […]

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Fig Mountain wins 3 medals in national competition

Staff Report Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, with tasting rooms in Santa Barbara and around the Central Coast, won big at America’s biggest brewing competition in Denver at the end of September. The Buellton-based brewery’s craft beers were awarded three medals: Hoppy Poppy IPA (silver), Wrangler Wheat (bronze), and Lighter Than I Look Lager (bronze).  This totals 20 Great American Beer […]

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Goleta, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara Cancel Parades, Holiday Events Due to Thomas Fire

By Giana Magnoli Holiday parades in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria have been canceled because of the Thomas Fire burning toward Santa Barbara County and bad air quality conditions impacting the entire region. Some Carpinteria Valley areas are within mandatory and voluntary evacuation zones for the fire, which burned 132,000 acres as of Friday morning, and the city announced it […]

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Santa Barbara December Events Calendar

December Events 6 The Way it Was – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum – lecture by columnist Hattie Beresford from the Montecito Journal. For more info and tickets log onto www.sbhistorical.org/event/1929/. Celebrate the Season – 7 p.m. Unitarian Society Sanctuary, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Pacific Sound men’s a cappella chorus will perform. For more info and […]

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Get into the holiday spirit in Santa Barbara

Staff Report Festival season is year-round in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, but the holiday season includes additional cheer, merriment and the Parade of Lights along the waterfront. Held Dec. 10, this annual event is one of the season’s stand-outs, drawing hundreds of families to watch as 20 to 30 brightly decorated boats parade around the Santa Barbara harbor to the […]

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Cottage Health Offers Free Thanksgiving Meal to All On-Duty Staff

All Cottage Health employees, volunteers, and physicians who are working on Thanksgiving Day will have the opportunity to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal during their shift. For more than 20 years, Cottage has offered a complimentary Thanksgiving buffet to its staff members who are serving patients during the holiday. This year’s buffet menu features four gourmet entrées to choose from: […]

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