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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SBCC career skills institute registration open

SBCC Career Skills Institute is gearing up for a summer full of opportunities for local employees and job-seekers to gain the skills to advance in today’s workplace. Twenty-five convenient, short courses in business, design and technology are offered tuition-free this summer, including courses required to earn two of the Career Skills Institute’s most popular digital badges. The Career Skills Institute is […]

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MOXI science, tech museum opens

Hands-on science experiences designed for kids and adults Staff Report Stepping inside a larger-than life guitar to learn how instruments produce sound is just one of the exciting interactive exhibits that has opened at the long-awaited MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation. Santa Barbara’s newest hands-on science and technology museum opened its doors on Saturday, Feb. 25, to […]

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Teen Star performers chosen for finale on Feb. 25

After months of preparation and three big days of auditions from some of Santa Barbara’s most talented teenagers, Teen Star is proud to announce the top ten finalists who will perform and compete in the Showcase Finale on February 25 at the Arlington Theatre. These young singers have been selected after interviewing and auditioning before a panel of judges, and the top 10 will go […]

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PathPoint receives donation from Real Estate Agents’ Foundation

Staff Report The real estate agents who comprise the Santa Barbara chapter of The Charitable Foundation have made a donation to PathPoint, a nonprofit that helps disabled and disadvantaged individuals on their path to self-sufficiency. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties agents and employees contribute a portion of their commissions or salaries to the Foundation, which in turn distributes it as […]

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Santa Barbara Public Library to Host Community Conversations

Libraries are evolving. While lending books and providing internet access will always be core Library services, changes in technology and the way information is shared create challenges and opportunities that Santa Barbara Public Library is prepared to address. The Santa Barbara Public Library is committed to continuing to provide innovative events and services that meet the needs of the community, […]

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The Future of History – Museum embarks on remodeling adventure

Museum evolution The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will launch several key projects this summer, including: n A new entry plaza to welcome visitors and orient them the campus n A new permanent pavilion for the butterfly garden n Revitalization of Cartwright Hall and the mammal and bird halls n Better directional signs n Landscape work to restore native […]

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