Community News and Announcements

Tuberculosis Patient Receiving Treatment Community Responds Proactively

A student at Santa Maria High School has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Read story.


Retirement community’s LifeCenter expands space, options available for resident activity

When he helped snip the opening ribbon at the standing-room-only dedication of the LifeCenter, Samarkand resident Don Archer opened the doors on a building designed with resident input from the ground up. Read story.

Local PODS® Owner Steve Yapp Receives Awards of Excellence

PODS® moving and storage company owner Steve Yapp recognized for outstanding performance and dedication

Steve Yapp, franchise owner of PODS® moving and storage who serves the Tri-Counties including Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, has been recognized for his commitment and passion for the community. Read story.

Sientra Appoints Charlie Huiner as Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

Medical Aesthetics company that serves plastic surgeons adds medical technology industry veteran to drive expansion and strategic growth

Sientra, Inc. (Sientra), a privately-held medical aesthetics company serving plastic surgeons exclusively, today announced the appointment of Charlie Huiner as Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer. Read story.

CASA Education Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2014

College students who are pursuing a career in engineering, environmental science, public administration, or other related disciplines, and have an interest in serving in the clean water field are encouraged to apply for the first scholarships offered by the CASA Education Foundation. Read story.

The Santa Barbara School of Squash 501(c)(3) is delighted to announce that it has hired Robert Graham as its new Executive Director.

SBSOS is an urban youth enrichment program combining academic tutoring, squash instruction, and mentoring in order to increase the opportunities and resources available to low income youth in our city. Read story.

Whatever happened to the Diver’s Den?

Aquatic Center now offers state-of-the-art water therapy and 2014 Spring Special: Free one-week Arthritis/Fibromyalgia or Water Aerobic classes!

So, what did happen to the Diver’s Den? Read story.

Local Post Office to Stay Open Late on Tax Day

Taxpayers who need to send their returns at the last minute on Tuesday, April 15, will be able to mail them until 9 p.m. at the post office in the Read 'n Post store on Coast Village Road. Read story.

Unique Collaboration Honors Women and Student Entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation is excited to announce the fourth annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner on May 9 at the Fess Parker Resort. Read story.

On Deck: Arlington Tavern Opens New Front Patio Seating

To celebrate 2nd Anniversary, restaurant will host a “Patio Party” on April 27

The sun is shining. Read story.

Union Bank Partners with Local Organizations to Host Free Community Shred Day

Union Bank, N.A., in partnership with NewsChannel 3, the City of Solvang, Iron Mountain, Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, will sponsor another free Community Shred Day in Solvang. Read story.

Construction of the Cold-In-Place Recycle on Hollister Avenue In the Second Supervisorial District, To Begin April 2014

Construction of the County’s pavement rehabilitation project on Hollister Avenue in the Second Supervisorial District is scheduled to begin in April 2014. Read story.

CI’s Goleta campus to offer Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies

CSU Channel Islands (CI) has announced that its Early Childhood Studies (ECS) Bachelor of Arts degree program is now taking applications for a fall 2014 cohort allowing individuals to complete the final two years of their degree at the CI Goleta campus. Read story.

106-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as California Salute to Senior Service Winner

A 106-year-old Santa Barbara woman has been honored as the California winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award. Read story.


The Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV) is honored to present its keynote speaker, Lawrence Rosenthal, JD, at their 19th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, April 6, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Former U.S. Poet Laureate ... Read More