“Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin” Film Series screens Hidden Figures with guest First Lieutenant Victoria Foster

Staff Report The “Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin” film series continues with Hidden Figures, on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at The Granada Theatre. The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement is pleased to partner with the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara for the screening of this next film in the beloved “Movies that Matter” series. Series moderator Hal Conklin will be joined by E. […]

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The Sandwich Brigade lines up to feed mudslide relief volunteers

By Tracie Simolon for Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Parents and middle-school students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and Church in Montecito came together on Feb. 16 to prepare sack lunches for this weekend’s Bucket Brigade volunteers, who are working on relief efforts following the disastrous debris flow in Montecito. The lunches include hand-print cards thanking the […]

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Teen Star Honors Santa Barbara’s First Responders

Staff Report Teen Star is honoring Santa Barbara County first responders by offering complimentary tickets to the Teen Star® Showcase Finale at the Arlington Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 24. “There is so much appreciation in our community for our first responders given their ongoing heroics.  Teen Star® wanted to find our own special way to express our gratitude,” […]

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Museum of Natural History is where the Wild Things are

Staff Report Local art lovers have an opportunity to get wild at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the next few months. More than 30 rare and beautifully hand-colored lithographs of North American mammals by famous artist and naturalist John James Audubon are on display at the museum’s John and Peggy Maximus Gallery. The special “Wild Things” exhibit […]

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Prolific local artist Chris Potter paints the landscapes of Santa Barbara in living color

By Leah Etling Contributing Writer If you roam the coastline anywhere between Montecito and Goleta, there’s a fair chance that you’ve seen a lone painter at work on a landscape painting, a painting that looks like it’s shaping up to be pretty good. Perhaps you’ve wanted to snap a photo of that painter’s easel with the image of the landscape […]

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Firefighter Recounts Experiences at Thomas Fire, Montecito Mudslides

By Brooke Holland Contributing Writer from Noozhawk   Fire Engineer Kevin Jones wiped his eyes on Wednesday as he described his experiences battling December’s Thomas Fire and January’s mudslides in Montecito. Jones, a 12-year veteran of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, was among 16 people scheduled to deliver a TEDx talk during a day-long speaking event at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara. Some 500 students and […]

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Santa Barbara Public Library Offers New Programs for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Staff Report One in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. Santa Barbara Public Library is offering new programs for these families in our community. As part of these programs Central Library will offer a sensory storytime on the first and last Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm. Sensory storytime aims to provide […]

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