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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New Goleta Beach Park bridge opened

After nearly a year of construction, the new Goleta Beach Park bridge was opened to traffic. The contractors, MCM Construction, moved automotive traffic to the new bridge in order to start work on the demolition of the old bridge. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will remain on the old bridge for one more day until temporary rails can be installed on […]

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Fires in Santa Barbara County inching closer to containment

From Santa Ynez Valley Star staff The Whittier Fire and Alamo Fire are coming closer to containment due to favorable weather conditions such as lower temperatures, higher humidity and relatively no wind, according to fire officials during their morning update Tuesday. “The crews will be directly attacking the fire line with ground crews and helicopter drops,” said Cpt. Dave Zaniboni […]

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Old Spanish Days Fiesta Schedule

Since 1924, Old Spanish Days has celebrated Santa Barbara’s Californio traditions. Here are highlights of related events before and during this year’s Fiesta, which is scheduled from Aug. 2-6. For a more detailed schedule, log onto www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org. Saturday, July 8 Annual Costume Sale – 9 a.m. at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo St. La Recepcion del Presidente […]

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Montecito Bank & Trust CEO Joins United Way of SB’s Young Leaders Society for Inaugural Leadership Series

 United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Young Leaders Society will welcome Montecito Bank & Trust Chairman & CEO Janet Garufis on June 15 to its inaugural Leadership Series discussion, designed to encourage purpose-driven leadership in the Santa Barbara community. This special event will be open to the community 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at The Sandbox, 414 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tickets are $5 for […]

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Goleta Beach re-opened following sewage spill

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has re- opened previously closed areas of Goleta Beach following ocean water test results indicating that water quality meets or exceeds state health standards. As a precaution, a portion of the beach was closed yesterday after learning of a spill of untreated sewage. According to Goleta Sanitation District, a partially plugged sewer line […]

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Summer Camp Guide!

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE Dozens of summer camps offer local children opportunities to have fun while learning. GET CREATIVE! ACTION! Movie Making Camp Learn the basics of movie-making from script-writing to editing techniques. Ages 7-12. July 17-Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $250/week or $225 with cash or check payment. Contact: 284-6114, sbsummerstock@gmail.com or sbsummerstock.com. After-School Languages Summer Camps Students […]

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