Community News and Announcements
For the Second Consecutive Year, The Bank Recognized by The Findley Reports for Excellence in Financial Performance
The Bank of Santa Barbara has been recognized by The Findley Reports on Financial Institutions as a “Premier Performance ” bank based on 2012 year-end financial results. This award ranks The Bank among an elite tier of top-performing California financial institutions. Read story.
One Day. One Hobby. Thousands of Metal Detectorists.
Santa Barbara will host metal detectorists from across North America May 18th on the beach in front of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, beginning at 8 a.m. Santa Barbara, along with Atlantic City, N.J., Toronto, Canada, and Rio de Janeiro are the four cities on two continents hosting National Metal Detecting Day, sponsored by Minelab Americas. Detectorists will gather to participate in the world’s largest simultaneous gathering of detectorists. Read story.
Shannon Kelly recently joined Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara as the Associate Director of Development. Shannon has over 8 years of experience in non-profit fund development. She graduated from Westminster College of SLC with a BA in English and later earned a graduate certificate in non-profit management at the University of Oregon. Shannon completed an MA degree in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication from Iowa State University. Originally from Utah, Shannon and her daughter Bree have very much enjoyed living in the Santa Barbara community since 2008 and plan to stay “forever.” Shannon’s daughter Bree has been attending Girls Inc. at GVC since 2010. Read story.
Arlington Tavern recently celebrated their one-year anniversary, hosting a party to commemorate their successful first year open. Co-owners and longtime friends Chef Ron True and Diego Barbieri welcomed the public for fine local beer and wines, and delicious bites of tavern favorites. The celebration was particularly commemorative for Chef Ron True, whose second job ever in the culinary world – over 20 years ago – was at SOhO Restaurant, which used to be located in the very same building where Arlington Tavern now resides, at 21 W. Victoria Street. Read story.
The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum will draw the Grand Prize winner at the Final Drawing at 2pm.
The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home raffle winner will be drawn this Saturday, May 18, at 2pm in Paseo Nuevo’s Center Court. Come join the fun and festivities, and see who WINS the Santa Barbara Dream of a Million Dollar Home or $1 Million Dollars! Read story.
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement on the May Revise, the Governor’s revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates: Read story.
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) Board of Directors was pleased to honor longest tenured employee Clarence Suhr at the May 14, 2013, board meeting. Read story.
Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that Level III fire restrictions will go into effect beginning today, May 17, 2013. Read story.
The Arthritis Foundation invites the public participate in the 2013 Santa Barbara Arthritis Walk, dedicated to raising awareness and funds to find a cure for arthritis, to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Read story.
On May 15 and 16, 2013, the Amgen Tour of California will be in Santa Barbara County. Read story.
A Young Adult Division Benefit Concert Featuring NBC's The Voice Contestant Orlando Napier and Kosha Dillz. Read story.
If you have an emergency at your home or business, we can’t help you if we can’t find you. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds you when you call to request assistance; a vital piece of information is your address. Read story.
This is the first time in many years Memorial Day has been commemorated with a truly memorable ceremony like this which brings together guest speakers, color guard, live music and a grand finale flyover of four vintage airplanes performing the “Missing Man” formation. Read story.
The 2013 Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Workshop Open House, from 4 to 7 p.m. May 17 at 515 Garden St., is the official opening of the workshop for this year's parade, which begins at noon June 22. Read story.
Remember the fun and imagination of model railroads? The Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara is sponsoring its annual RAILROAD DAYS fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th from 10AM – 5PM. The event takes place at 1143 Camino Viejo in Montecito. Operators from local railroad clubs will be running indoor HO scale model trains and G scale outdoor trains all day. Children and adults of all ages will have a great time! There will be food, raffle prizes and a special scavenger hunt for the kids. Entry fee is $5 per person and free for children age 2 and under. Read story.