Community News and Announcements

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Offers Free Weekly Nutrition Classes in Solvang

The public is invited to attend free Nutrition Classes on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the front conference room at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang (enter thru the Physicians Clinic entrance.) Read story.

Introducing the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara Resort

Three-day event to showcase all things culinary in Santa Barbara inspired by the legacy of local resident Julia Child

With miles of rolling vineyards, dozens of farmers and fishermen, nationally-acclaimed artisans and trendy new restaurants, Santa Barbara County is growing into one of the nation’s top up-and-coming culinary destinations. Read story.

Santa Barbara County ADMHS Initiates Mental Health Outreach Program in Carpinteria

Beginning May 8th, the Santa Barbara County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) will offer new mental health outreach services in Carpinteria. Read story.

The Third Annual Block Party and Caring and Sharing Event Returns to the Calle Real Center in Goleta!

Mark your calendars for May 31, 2014. From 12-3 in the afternoon the Calle Real Shopping Center, located on Calle Real between Patterson and Fairview Avenues, will be transformed into a neighborhood Block Party and “non-profit” showcase. Read story.

Applications Being Accepted for the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy

Only 20 Spots Available for this Exciting, Free Course

Applications are now being accepted for the Santa Barbara South County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy. Read story.

UCSB Professor Receives Geographic Information Science Research Award

Richard Church honored for his fundamental contributions to geographic information systems and keen analysis of problems defined over space and time

UC Santa Barbara geography professor Richard Church has been selected for the 2014 University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Research Award for his highly cited “Maximal Covering Location Problem” paper and relevant fundamental contributions to geographic information science (GIS). Read story.

The County Offers Free Programs to Help You Reduce Organic Waste & Close the Loop

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department supports alternatives to throwing food scraps and yard waste into the landfill. Read story.

Seven local elementary schools named Distinguished Schools

Seven elementary schools in Santa Barbara County are among the 424 statewide that have been named California Distinguished Schools for 2014. Read story.

Looking Good Santa Barbara Announces 2014 Spirit of Service Award Winners Ceremony and Luncheon on May 7th

Looking Good Santa Barbara is proud to announce the honorees of the Tenth Annual Spirit of Service Awards Program, who will be acknowledged at an awards luncheon on May 7th beginning at 11:30 a.m at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. Read story.

Pascucci Dine Out Fundraiser May 14

Hop, skip and jump your way to Pascucci Dine Out, a GAMES-themed Solstice fundraiser on Wednesday, May 14, 5-10 PM. Read story.

National Nurses Week Nurses Leading the Way

National Nurses Week honors nurses with the theme "Nurses Leading the Way”. Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s Registered Nurses will be honored at the May 6, 2014 Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. Read story.


State Route 192 (East Valley Road) will be closed this week to allow Southern California Edison to perform utility work in the following areas: Read story.

24th Annual Folklorico Show La Fiesta del Pueblo

Raíces de mi Tierra of UCSB presents its 24th Annual Folklorico Show La Fiesta del Pueblo. Read story.

Comic Relief Supports Local Nonprofit New Beginnings Counseling Center

New Beginnings Counseling Center is kicking off a new annual fundraising effort this May – Comic Relief Santa Barbara. Read story.

Press release for publication of Tam Hunt’s new book, Eco, Ego, Eros: Essays in Philosophy, Spirituality and Science

Tam Hunt’s new collection of essays, Eco, Ego, Eros: Essays in Philosophy, Spirituality and Science, was published in early 2014. Read story.

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