Resignation Creates Vacancy on SBCC Board

By Luz Reyes-Martin for SBCC The Santa Barbara Community College District’s Board of Trustees is accepting applications for an appointment to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of member Marianne Kugler as of Jan. 1. The interim appointee will serve until the next regular election. “The Santa Barbara Community College is deeply grateful for the leadership and dedication […]

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Giving thanks

By Susan Salcido, Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Thanksgiving is a particularly special holiday, due in large part to the opportunity it affords us to think of friends and families near and far.  As many of us will soon be sharing special time together with our loved ones, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the many things for which we are thankful. We at the […]

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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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All for Animals – and People Too

Santa Barbara reading program and therapy dog training nonprofit group celebrating 20 years By Leah Etling Growing up in Santa Barbara, Karen Lee Stevens recalls a pretty perfect childhood revolving around two of her favorite things: reading and animals. “My mom fostered a love of books, and my dad fostered a love of animals. I was very lucky. Not all […]

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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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