WEATHER »

Chumash Give $100,000 to Boys and Girls Club


The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians gave a $100,000 check to Magda Arroyo, director of the cash-strapped Westside Boys and Girls Club, to help keep the organization afloat. The money was raised during the Chumash’s annual golf fundraiser this August, its proceeds typically split among several nonprofits. But based on the Boys and Girls Club’s need — and the service it’s providing — the Chumash opted to give them all the money. “The Chumash are the reason we’re still open,” said Arroyo. But, she added, it’s still not enough to get the Westside organization out of its financial hole.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

SEC Sues Goleta Breast Implant Company’s CEO for Fraud

Hani Zeini allegedly concealed information and misled investors.

Goleta Woman Arrested in Hope Ranch for Prowling

Christen Aceves was also wanted for unlawful possession of a bird of prey.

Man Talked Down from Goleta Overpass

The 48-year-old had tied himself to a sign support.

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen.

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.