Caballero to chair local Heart Walk

Caballero to chair local Heart Walk Staff report Union Bank Regional Manager Vince  Caballero will chair the American Heart Association’s Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk/Run for the second consecutive year. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the American Heart Association’s “Healthy Living” initiative with a key focus on bringing new leadership and company involvement to the […]

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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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Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra ceases after 38 years

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra ceases after 38 years Staff Report The Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to shutter the venerable ensemble permanently. The decision follows a Board vote in April to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization’s prospects. The Chamber Orchestra presented its final concert of the 2016-17 […]

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Events Calendar August 1 – September 4

Ventura County Fair begins The Ventura County fair runs from Aug. 2-13 at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Complete information and tickets are available at www.venturacountyfair.org, but here are the entertainment highlights. Aug. 2 – Motorsports Aug. 3 – Smash Mouth at 7:30 p.m.; Sugar Ray at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 – Huey Lewis and the News at 7:30 […]

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Swimming for safety

Lessons shouldn’t be saved for summer, says longtime Santa Barbara swim school owner Wendy Fereday By Leah Etling Summer is here, and it’s the best time of year for afternoons at the pool, beach, lake or water park. Even as the drought continues, water is truly everywhere around Santa Barbara County. “There is water around us all of the time,” […]

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Ask the Zookeeper

FYI Does your child have a question about an animal at the Santa Barbara Zoo? Post questions on our Facebook page (facebook.com/santabarbarafamilylife). If yours is published, you and your family get free tickets to the zoo.  Ask the Zookeeper New gibbon Jari is adjusting to her new home By Heather Senior Mammal Keeper Ashley, age 10, asks us:  “Can you […]

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