S.B. Gift Baskets Thanking Firefighters with Care Packages

In the wake of the devastating Thomas Fire and deadly mudflow that ravaged our towns, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets developed an opportunity for people to directly thank first responders who protected our community and help small, local businesses recover from critical holiday-season losses. On February 10, SB Gift Baskets will assemble and ship care packages to first responders from neighboring counties […]

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Chamber Welcomes Five Business Leaders to Board of Directors

Staff Report The Chamber welcomed five business leaders from a variety of Goleta industries to join the Chamber’s board of 25. The Chamber Board of Directors set the course, mission and policy direction of the area’s largest business association. Incoming Board Members include Renee Grubb, Village Properties; Donna Lewis, Goleta Union School District; Matt Long, Signature Flight Support; Rich Nahas, Glen […]

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First fires, now prepare for flooding

By Raiza Giorgi As the end of the year wraps up there have been several major fires in the Santa Barbara County area from the Thomas Fire that is currently the second largest fire in California history, and the Whittier Fire that burned in the Santa Ynez Mountains back in July. Santa Barbara County Public Works said that there isn’t […]

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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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