More SB County kids getting vaccinations

More SB County kids getting vaccinations Sam Goldman Contributing Writer Reversing a recent trend, vaccination rates in California have quickly climbed again, which medical and school officials credit to new community outreach efforts and a recent state law barring personal-belief exemptions from school vaccination requirements. In Santa Barbara County, the number of kindergarten students receiving all their shots rose 1.5 percent over […]

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5 local nonprofits get Barker Foundation grants

5 local nonprofits get Barker Foundation grants Staff report Five local nonprofit groups have received some $70,000 in grants from the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation. The recipients are the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County; Alzheimer’s Association, Santa Barbara chapter; Montecito Village Fourth of July Celebration; and Young America’s Foundation, […]

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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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Outstanding women in entrepreneurship are honored

Outstanding women in entrepreneurship are honored By SBFLM Staff Working in hospitality is not a 9-to-5 position, as Pamela Webber knows from her early days managing hotels in Santa Barbara. Webber can recall guests making late-night requests and can tell other interesting stories from life in Santa Barbara since the 1950s. Webber and 11 other women won awards in various […]

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11th annual Carpinteria Artist Studio Tour on Mother’s Day weekend

The annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour takes place for the 11th consecutive year on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the community with approximately 30 artist studios open for touring throughout beautiful Carpinteria and Summerland. The Artists Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to see and buy work of established artists as well […]

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Mom to 213 kids Delights in Reuniting Families

Lillian Pipersburg encourages others to consider becoming foster parents Contributed Sometimes, becoming a resource family to kids in foster care is about celebrating the little things — school improvements, soccer games, and positive attitude shifts — as well as birthdays and anniversaries. At other times, it’s about celebrating the sheer magnitude of a family reuniting. At Lillian Pipersburg’s house, it’s about […]

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Even a superhero needs some help

Hooter Holster by Carey Bradshaw reinvents the breast-pumping bra with multi-tasking moms in mind By Leah Etling The logo for the Hooter Holster, Carey Bradshaw’s innovative breast-pumping bra, is a superhero mom who is heading out to save the world with a baby in her arms. Spend even a few minutes talking to Bradshaw, a San Diego native who lived […]

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