Thomas Fire marches along Camino Cielo burning 236,000 acres as of Tuesday evening

The Thomas Fire is continuing to march west and being the most active along Camino Cielo in the mountains above Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria as fire officials updated the acreage burned to 236,000 and 25 percent containment as of Tuesday evening. “We have a fire plan in place using old containment lines from previous fires and constructing new ones […]

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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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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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Lotusland, Valentino celebrate Avant Garden

Lotusland, Valentino celebrate Avant Garden SBFLM Staff Report The iconic Italian fashion of Valentino will be featured at one of Santa Barbara’s most beautiful gardens, Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. The event will include a fantastic avant-garde look at Ganna Walska’s trend-setting fashion and costumes, some of which are on display for […]

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Local foundation advocating for family farms worldwide

Local foundation advocating for family farms worldwide By Raiza Giorgi When Ed Seaman took over Santa Barbara Blueberries, his family’s blueberry farm along Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Buellton, he didn’t know much about farming. His background was in technology and marketing, but he had a passion for agriculture and an appreciation of how hard farmers work to provide […]

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Santa Barbara has abundant Instagram-worthy locations

Santa Barbara has abundant Instagram-worthy locations by Visit Santa Barbara Around every corner and through each paseo, visitors can treat their eyes to a visual feast in Santa Barbara. With sparkling shorelines, Spanish-infused architecture, opulent gardens and sunsets that are worthy of being branded #nofilter, this is a destination that was made for Instagram. If you feel that your social […]

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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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Talk at Westmont probes big data, surveillance

In a world that is increasingly under surveillance and digital control, Donald Patterson, professor of computer science, answers the question, “Should We Hide from Big Data?” in a lecture on Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (805) […]

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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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