Community News and Announcements
The newest member of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department is an Accelerant Detection Canine named Riley, a black Labrador Retriever. Read story.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers cited a 46-year-old Ventura County man for using rubbing alcohol to force fish out of rocks and capturing them to sell. Read story.
Karen Franklin, will Present “Discover Your Roots: Research Strategies for Tracing Your Ancestors” on Sunday, December 15, from 1-3 pm, at Congregation B'nai B'rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Road. Read story.
Monarch Wealth Strategies Attributes Growing Business to Industry Knowledge and Insights, a Strong Commitment to Clients, and Independence
Santa Barbara-based Monarch Wealth Strategies has achieved what many of its larger investment competitors have not; surviving and even thriving during one of the most difficult economic periods in recent history. Read story.
ForestWatch Investigation Reveals Widespread Trash Contamination, Toxic Chemicals, and Other Hazards to Endangered California Condors in Ventura County’s Sespe Oil Field
A report released today by the nonprofit land and wildlife conservation organization Los Padres ForestWatch reveals widespread trash contamination, toxic chemicals, and other hazards to wildlife in the Sespe Oil Field in and around the Los Padres National Forest. Read story.
S’moresFest! is bucking the idea of the traditional s’more
Already called, “Worth the Drive” by NBC LA, S’moresFest! is becoming a highly anticipated addition to Solvang’s Julefest. Read story.
56,000 Low-Income Santa Barbara County Residents Face Food Insecurity
Today, California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) released data from UCLA’s California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) showing at least four million low-income Californians faced food insecurity during 2011-12. Read story.
The Jamie O’Neal and Friends Acoustic Christmas show, featuring the Australian-born country music artist with up-and-coming starlets Rachele Lynae and Cali Rodi, will raise funds for the Chumash Casino Resort’s 10th annual Toys For Tots benefit concert on Saturday, December 14 in the Samala Showroom. Read story.
Local CrossFit gym adds 3,000 sq. feet to accommodate growing membership and popularity
Member growth and surging popularity of CrossFit left Traver Boehm and Eric Malzone, owners of CrossFit Pacific Coast, with an enviable problem. Read story.
Holidays at Bacara Resort & Spa
From a whimsical Christmas tree art sculpture to fun-filled (and complimentary!) resort activities, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara offers everything travelers need to enjoy the magic of the holiday season in style. Read story.
Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International is pleased to announce that it has joined GivingTuesday, a global movement that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—who are working together to create activities and engage conversations in order to change how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Read story.
On Saturday November 16, the San Marcos Marching Band and Color Guard placed first in Division 1A at the Moorpark Field Competition. Read story.
Chabad of S. Barbara will unveil the world’s first and only “Smart Menorah” at its 34th annual Chanukah in the Mall celebration on Tuesday, December 3, in Macy’s court at La Cumbre Plaza (121 South Hope Avenue) from 5 to 7 p.m. Read story.
Speaks On House Floor against Dangerous Fracking Bill
Today, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking activities in federal waters off the coast of California until a comprehensive study is conducted to determine the impacts of fracking activities on the marine environment and public health. Read story.
Dunn, a private school for grades 6-12 in Los Olivos, today announced a teacher-student duo won first prize in Santa Barbara’s Startup Weekend, in which entrepreneurs compete to launch a startup in 54 hours. Read story.