Land Trust celebrates preservation of Carpinteria bluffs

By Eric Cardenas Just 15 months ago, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County launched a $7.9 million campaign to buy Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria Bluffs area that overlooks Rincon Point. A little more than a year later, in partnership with the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, city of Carpinteria, public funding […]

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United Way of Santa Barbara County to Host 21st Annual Red Feather Ball

Contributed by United Way Dance the night away at United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) 21st Annual Red Feather Ball on Oct. 6 to honor community philanthropist Maryan Schall and benefit the nonprofit’s award-winning Fun in the Sun summer learning program and United for Literacy initiative. The “Twilight on the Pacific” themed event will be held 6-10 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Four Seasons Biltmore Coral Casino and bring together committed philanthropists and admired […]

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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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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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