Land Trust celebrates preservation of Carpinteria bluffs

By Eric Cardenas Just 15 months ago, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County launched a $7.9 million campaign to buy Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria Bluffs area that overlooks Rincon Point. A little more than a year later, in partnership with the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, city of Carpinteria, public funding […]

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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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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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11th annual Carpinteria Artist Studio Tour on Mother’s Day weekend

The annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour takes place for the 11th consecutive year on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the community with approximately 30 artist studios open for touring throughout beautiful Carpinteria and Summerland. The Artists Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to see and buy work of established artists as well […]

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Caltrans warns of lane closures this Thursday

The US Highway 101/Linden Casitas Interchanges Project in Carpinteria will result in the following highway closure this week: The northbound lanes of US Highway 101 at Casitas Pass Road will be closed on Thursday, April 20 from 1 am and 4 am so that pile driving equipment can be moved. Motorists traveling northbound on US Highway 101 will exit at the Casitas Pass Road off-ramp […]

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Summer Camp Guide!

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE Dozens of summer camps offer local children opportunities to have fun while learning. GET CREATIVE! ACTION! Movie Making Camp Learn the basics of movie-making from script-writing to editing techniques. Ages 7-12. July 17-Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $250/week or $225 with cash or check payment. Contact: 284-6114, sbsummerstock@gmail.com or sbsummerstock.com. After-School Languages Summer Camps Students […]

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Local kids perform community concerts

Local kids perform community concerts Staff Report Local children were featured performers in two free community concerts presented in February by the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center and the Santa Barbara Unified School District at the Marjorie Luke Theatre and San Marcos High School Auditorium. The concert on Feb. 2 featured participants in BRAVO!, an afterschool program that provides […]

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Tractors, Trucks and Trolleys, Oh My! scheduled for April 8

Tractors, Trucks and Trolleys, Oh My! is a fun and inexpensive family event where kids of all ages have the opportunity to learn about and explore trucks, construction vehicles, and public safety equipment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Canalino School in Carpinteria. Each vehicle will have a driver present to answer questions, help kids sit […]

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Farmers markets provide fresh produce year-round

Staff Report Even in the winter, farmers in Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas continue to provide high-quality produce at local farmers markets. While markets may be slightly smaller on rainy days, all markets organized through the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market Association (SBCFMA) remain open as regularly scheduled, unless the weather is so horrendous the farmers can’t get their […]

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