Community News and Announcements

Sheriff Bill Brown is Sworn in as the New CSSA Secretary

Sheriff Brown is Slated to Become CSSA President in 2017

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown is the new Secretary for the California State Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA). Read story.

Sheriff Bill Brown is Sworn in as the New CSSA Secretary

Sheriff Brown is Slated to Become CSSA President in 2017

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown is the new Secretary for the California State Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA). Read story.

Anacapa School Welcomes Two New Board Members

Independent school adds Richard Knowles and Lanny Sherwin to its board of trustees

Anacapa School announces the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees: Lanny Sherwin and Richard (Rick) Knowles, both Anacapa parents and businessmen. Read story.

NOAA-led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off the U.S. West Coast

A NOAA-led research team has found the first evidence that acidity of continental shelf waters off the West Coast is dissolving the shells of tiny free-swimming marine snails, called pteropods, which provide food for pink salmon, mackerel and herring, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Read story.

3rd Annual 5K Walk for Mental Wellness Saturday, May 17

The Mental Wellness Center’s Walk aims to reduce stigma, promote the importance of mental health for all

On Saturday, May 17, walkers will show support for those living with mental illness by participating in the 3rd Annual Walk for Mental Wellness, led by the local nonprofit Mental Wellness Center (MWC), Santa Barbara’s only rehabilitation and social center for adults and families affected by mental illness. Read story.

Public Meeting for Commercial Sewer Users to Discuss: City of Santa Barbara Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Program Requirements and City of Santa Barbara Commercial Sewer User Rate Changes

1) City of Santa Barbara Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Control Program for Food Service Establishments Read story.

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Announces 2014 Officers and Directors

The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary has announced the 2014 Board of Directors and officers: Kathy Erb (President), Pat Foxen (Recording Secretary), Barbara Breza (Corresponding Secretary), Sharon Lewis (Treasurer), and Directors Barbara Davidge, Barry Kuntz, Tresha Sell and JoAnn Taylor. Read story.

ECOFaith Announces 2014 Energy Challenge

Faith Congregations Incentivized to Decrease Carbon Footprint with New Partnership, Finance, and Support Opportunities

ECOFaith has issued an innovative challenge to Santa Barbara County faith communities to participate in the ECOFaith 2014 Energy Challenge. Read story.

Lennox Foundation Grants $25,000 to the Housing Trust Fund

The Housing Trust Fund ofSanta Barbara County (HTF) is pleased to announce a $25,000 grant award from the Lennox Foundation to support the development of the South Coast Workforce Homebuyer Program. Read story.

Bedford Winery presents Glen Berger’s Underneath The Lintel

"Would you know a miracle if you saw one?"

ver Memorial Weekend, Bedford Winery is presenting a critically acclaimed, one man play entitled Underneath The Lintel featuring actor Randy Kovitz with evening performances on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25. Read story.

City of Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards Program Looks Forward to Its 45th Year

Program Helps Kids and Teens Build Fitness, Develop Water—and Life—Skills

The City of Santa Barbara’s Junior Lifeguards program will kick off its 45th year this June, continuing in its tradition of helping youth ages nine to 17 years build physical fitness and develop water safety skills. Read story.


San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop presents the 25th Annual spring fundraiser & auction, “Sip, Sample, and Savor” on Saturday, May 10, 4 - 7 p.m at the beautiful Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church (1205 San Antonio Creek Road). Read story.

The Dunes Center Celebrates 15th Year with Community Activities

In its 15th year of service to the central coast, The Dunes Center has a calendar filled with community activities, including the upcoming 15th anniversary party. Read story.

Alliance for Living and Dying Well Completes Advance Health Care Directives at 2nd Annual Get It Done Today!

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well hosted their second annual Get It Done Today! event on April 16th, in conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day, at the Santa Barbara Public Library. Read story.

Join The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail “Summer Celebration” With Three Amazing Events In One Weekend

Sip your way into summer at the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail’s “Summer Celebration”, and raise a glass with some of Santa Barbara’s finest wine producers at three amazing events over one wine-filled weekend, May 30 – June 1. Read story.

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