List of school closures for Friday, Dec. 8 due to Thomas Fire

Santa Barbara County public school closures Staff Report The following Santa Barbara County public school districts have announced closures for Friday, Dec. 8: College School District Santa Ynez Charter School Carpinteria Unified School District Cold Spring School District Goleta Union School District Hope Elementary School District Montecito Union School District Santa Barbara Unified School District Vista Del Mar Union Santa Barbara City College […]

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Chamber honors winners of 2017 Goleta’s Finest Awards

  By Cortney Hebert for Goleta Chamber of Commerce The Goleta Chamber of Commerce has named the 2017 Goleta’s Finest Award Winners. Goleta’s Finest is a 68-year old tradition honoring individuals whose contributions have enhanced the Goleta community. The 2017 award recipients will be recognized with a formal celebration 6-9;30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara.  The evening will […]

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Fairview Gardens’ After-School Program Invites Youth to Unplug, Dig Deep into the Natural World

By Emmalia Sutherland Contributing Writer Fairview Gardens in Goleta is dedicated to building what it calls “critical connections between community, agriculture and education” by growing organic foods in a sustainable way, serving as an educational resource, advocating for healthy food systems, and providing hands-on experience with farming. Its nonprofit Center for Urban Agriculture, situated on a 100-year-old working organic farm […]

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Mariposa at Ellwood Shores Senior Living in Goleta announces grand opening on Oct. 5

Staff Report Mariposa at Ellwood Shores in Goleta (Santa Barbara County), a new senior living community offering independent, assisted living and memory care options, announces its grand opening on Oct. 5, 2017. Mariposa at Ellwood Shores features a wide range of amenities and activities designed to promote well-being and a positive, active lifestyle. Housing options include studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments. […]

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Crowds Squeeze in to California Lemon Festival to Celebrate Zest of Honor

By Brooke Holland Lemon-inspired foods, drinks and family-fun activities took over Goleta’s Girsh Park on Saturday as thousands of people paid tribute to the yellow citrus fruit at the 26th annual California Lemon Festival. The two-day festival, put on by the Goleta Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the community’s heritage as a leading lemon-growing region during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An estimated […]

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Santa Barbara Real Estate agents host 15th anniversary honoring The Teacher’s Fund

Contributed by Jennifer Goddard Village Properties Co-owner Renee Grubb and real estate agent Leanne Wood are hosting a celebration on Thursday Oct. 12 to honor the 15th anniversary of The Teacher’s Fund, a non-profit organization that raises funds for Santa Barbara-area teachers in support of enrichment education. The anniversary celebration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12, at Village Properties, downtown […]

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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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