Jamie Slone Wines hosts local popup for Richie’s Barbershop from Montecito

Fire department and law enforcement personnel along with many local residents have been getting their haircuts with Richie’s Barbershop at a new pop up location at Jamie Slone Wines in downtown Santa Barbara. The wine tasting room is located in the historic El Paseo in the Presidio. Richie’s Barbershop, located on Coast Village Road has been a part of the […]

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Santa Barbara Symphony to Present Free Benefit Concert

The Santa Barbara Symphony, in partnership with Montecito Bank & Trust and the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, invites the community to gather on Thursday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Granada Theatre for a free concert featuring guitarist and artist-in-residence Pablo Sáinz Villegas accompanied by a small orchestra. Montecito Bank & Trust volunteers will be on hand to collect donations […]

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To Help Storm Victims, Give to Verified Relief Agencies

By Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center Firefighters appreciate that the community wants to make donations of food, clothing and money, but they want the community to know they are adequately taken care of and ask that people donate to disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, etc. United Way of Santa Barbara County […]

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Morgan Corey Is Identified as 19th Person Who Died in Montecito Flooding

By Tom Bolton A 19th person was found dead Saturday in the aftermath of the deadly flooding that struck Montecito last week, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. The body of Morgan Christine Corey, 25, was found at about 9 a.m. buried in mud and debris east of Olive Mill Road, according to Sheriff Bill Brown. Corey’s 12-year-old sister, Sawyer […]

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Evacuation Warnings Lifted for Summerland and Carpinteria

By Tom Bolton Evacuations warnings will be lifted at noon Saturday for Summerland and Carpinteria, according to Incident Commanders overseeing the Montecito flooding response. The affected areas are south of Highway 192/Foothill Road between Ortega Ridge Road and the Santa Barbara County line to the east; and areas north of Highway 192/Foothill Road east of Toro Canyon Road. Officials cautioned […]

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Santa Barbara Airbus Modifies LAX Shuttle Trips & Route to Provide Service During Current Highway 101 Mudslide Closure

Staff Report After devastating mudslides in the Santa Barbara area, US Highway 101 is closed between Santa Barbara (Milpas Street) and Carpinteria (Hwy 150) indefinitely.  In an ongoing effort to provide transportation during the closure, Santa Barbara Airbus continues to operate their LAX shuttle service under a modified schedule to offer travelers a way to and from Los Angeles International […]

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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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Another mudslide victim confirmed Friday, Highway 101 reopening is pushed back indefinitely

SBFLM Staff Report Another casualty of the mudslide has been found by search and rescue crews, as they located 87-year-old Joseph Francis Bleckel in his home earlier today, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. “We have continued sadness for all the families that have lost a love one and we want to thank the people of Montecito and Carpinteria […]

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Names of Montecito residents fatally injured during flood incident released

By Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department The Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office has received 17 decedents directly related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in the Montecito area. All of the decedents are Montecito residents have been positively identified by the Coroner’s Office and their next of kin have been notified of the deaths with the assistance of the […]

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