Montecito Rotary supports 9 local groups

Staff Report   The Rotary Club of Montecito and its Rotary Foundation awarded more than $5,000 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations at a recent Rotary Club lunch at the Viva Modern Mexican Restaurant in Santa Barbara. The organizations receiving grants were the Arts Mentorship Program Santa Barbara; CASA of Santa Barbara County; MOXI, the Children’s Museum of Santa […]

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Thomas Fire burns 234,200 acres as of Tuesday, fire crews stage at Cachuma Lake

Staff Report The thousands of fire personnel from several western states and many counties throughout California enjoy a much needed break from the ever growing Thomas Fire that is continuing to rage into Santa Barbara County Tuesday. The fire is currently at 234,200 acres and has destroyed 889 structures and damaged an additional 182, according to fire officials. “We work […]

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Santa Barbara Symphony & Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts to Present ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ Family Concert

Contributed by Tim Dougherty The Santa Barbara Symphony, in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, will present a special family performance of The Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns’ delightful musical suite, at 3 pm on Saturday, November 25, in the Granada Theatre. Conducted by special guest Lara Webber and featuring pianists Robert Cassidy and Santa Barbara Symphony Principal Natasha […]

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Comics, Board Games, and Storytimes Are All Part of Santa Barbara Reads

Pandemics, board games, comic crafts, and a storytime about a blackout may seem like fairly disparate topics, but this year’s Santa Barbara Reads selection, Station Eleven, is the thread that brings these all together at the Santa Barbara Public Library. These topics can be found in the SB Reads programming for kids, families, and teens. Just like the characters of Station Eleven have […]

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National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 26, library locations offering sign-ups

Staff Report The Santa Barbara Public Library System will participate in National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Volunteers will be available to assist individuals with the registration process in an effort to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to register and vote in the 2017 election. Anyone who wants to register to vote, […]

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Library launches career-skills training center

Library launches career-skills training center Staff Report The Santa Barbara Public Library System has opened a career training center that will provide basic computer skills and workforce-preparedness training. The program, called SBPL Works, is supported by a grant from the Adult Education Block Grant Consortium, which is administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of […]

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Library offering free display space for nonprofits

Library offering free display space for nonprofits Staff report The Santa Barbara Central Library is inviting local nonprofit organizations to submit reservation requests for the use of its lobby display cases in 2018. Display cases are assigned for a one-month period, at no cost, and are offered to provide the public with attractive, diversified displays designed to introduce new ideas, […]

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Live ship-to-shore video telecast to the Exploration Vessel Nautilus at the Central Library

The public is invited to the Santa Barbara Central Library to join a live ship-to-shore video telecast to the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which will be exploring deep water canyons and reefs in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the Coast of San Francisco at noon on Saturday, August 12. The ship just completed exploration in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to map […]

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