People to Know – Deja Re

People to Know – Deja Re By Nathanial Gray Deja Re can easily motivate you to achieve your very best just by talking to her, or simply being near her. She gracefully carries the presence of the strong leader that she is. She’s a teacher, a true-blue friend, a hero, and an inspiration for many people in Santa Barbara. These […]

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Local banker joins Westmont Foundation

Local banker joins Westmont Foundation Staff report Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont College and the community. O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Since then he has worked with many Westmont […]

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Firefighters beginning to check homes for ‘defensible space’

Firefighters beginning to check homes for ‘defensible space’ Staff Report On June 1, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department began inspecting local properties for “defensible space,” the firefighters’ term for maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of nonflammable area around a home. Engine companies will be performing the inspections and providing homeowners with educational material on how to comply. With […]

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Santa Barbara Lays Out Rationale for Sales Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure Backlog

Proposed 1-percent hike would bring the city an estimated $22 million a year for much-needed work By Sam Goldman, Noozhawk Staff Writer Two weeks out from adopting final language for a ballot measure, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and City Administrator Paul Casey are voicing the rationale for a 1-percent sales tax increase that would fund much-needed infrastructure work. A 1-percent, or one cent, increase […]

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Advanced Treatments for Mitral Heart Valve Repair & Replacement

Contributed by Cottage Health The Cottage Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital offers advanced treatments for patients who need a mitral heart valve repair or replacement. The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart and controls blood flow from the upper to the lower heart chamber. When the mitral valve is damaged, it may […]

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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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Heart Walk Kick-Off event on June 28 at Endless Summer

The American Heart Association as well as Santa Barbara community members and business leaders will participate in a Heart & Stroke Walk kick-off event at the Endless Summer Bar-Cafe in anticipation of the Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk. Complimentary heart-healthy appetizers will be provided courtesy of Endless Summer Bar-Cafe, as attendees learn more about forming a team, recruiting team […]

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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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