Community News and Announcements
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Noam Chomsky, arguably the single most influential living scholar in the world today, has joined the Foundation’s Advisory Council. Read story.
UCSB researchers use animal models to demonstrate that the net result of cocaine use is a balance of both positive and negative effects
On the other side of the cocaine high is the cocaine crash, and understanding how one follows the other can provide insight into the physiological effects of drug abuse. Read story.
Nearly 200 students in fourth through sixth grades from more than 30 schools throughout the county will test their knowledge April 30 at the 13th annual Battle of the Books in the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) auditorium. Read story.
Foodbank’s Brown Bag Program Provides Nutritious Groceries and Staples for Seniors in Need; Helps Seniors Maintain Self-Sufficiency
Fifteen locations throughout entire Santa Barbara County for seniors to participate
Statistics released by the Department of Social Services on their “Snapshot of Poverty in Santa Barbara County” revealed that 1 in 14 seniors in Santa Barbara County live in poverty. Read story.
The State Employment Development Department (EDD) released today the unemployment rate and other jobs data for the month of January 2014. Read story.
Assemblymember Das Williams has selected Cheryl Rollings, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, to be the 2014 Woman of the Year. Read story.
Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara
The Athletic Dept. at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara is currently planning their 5th annual 2014 March Madness Basketball-A-Thon on Friday and Saturday March 14th & 15th in an effort to raise $50,000.00 commemorating our 76th Anniversary, through the athletic booster program. Read story.
Community Action Commission (CAC) Head Start was recently evaluated by the federal government for compliance with the program’s national Performance Standards. Read story.
“The Reopening of The Franklin Trail” is a new film recently completed by Larry Nimmer for the City of Carpinteria. Read story.
Government Surveillance, Secrecy and the Retaliation Against Whistleblowers: Civil Liberties in the National Security State
Susan Herman, President of the National ACLU, will present a talk on the implications of government surveillance programs on civil liberties. Read story.
This spring, enjoy lunch in Wine Cask’s historic courtyard and dine on seasonal favorites while supporting Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB). Read story.
In a March 2014 state-wide study of auto insurance rates throughout the state of California, Santa Barbara ranked #37 (out of 210 cities) putting it in the top 20% of the most affordable California towns to insure your automobile. Read story.
Class Offered at Alan Hancock College to Teach Businesses and Non-Profit Social Media Marketing Tips
This award winning marketing class will teach students how to enhance their business and bottom line using Social Media. Read story.
Final video will debut at Campaign for Student Success kick-off party April 4th at 5pm
Santa Barbarans and the worldwide community are invited to show their love for Santa Barbara City College by learning the new SBCC Cheer! Read story.
On February 6, 2014 Community Partners in Caring honored over 60 of the 80 volunteers at the 16th Annual Recognition Luncheon. Read story.