Lane family celebrates 150 years of farming

Deeply rooted in agriculture, the family makes even its pumpkin patch a tool for education By Raiza Giorgi There was a time when many Californians knew the farmers who produced their food, but that hasn’t been the case as farm fields have turned into housing tracts over the decades. However, members of the Lane family in Goleta are proud to […]

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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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Goleta Named a Safe City for 4th Year in a Row

Goleta Named a Safe City for 4th Year in a Row Staff Report Goleta has received a second award this year for being one of the safest cities to live in California. This is the fourth year in a row Goleta earned this honor from SafeWise, a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness and preparedness. “It is […]

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Research Reveals Historic Shipwreck Off Point Conception

FYI More information about the sunken Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch is available at sanctuaries.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/mcculloch. Robert V. Schwemmer will give a talk about the ship’s history at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.   The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch sank after a collision with a steamship in 1917; 100 years later, a remotely operated […]

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