The Goleta Grapevine

Helping People Solve Their Own Problems

Graffiti on your wall? Want to form a mutual protection society in your neighborhood? The go-to guy is community resources officer Greg Sorenson. Read story.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Exploring Goleta

As I was driving on Fairview, we saw the new airport building from afar. Since neither my mom nor I had been there since it opened, we decided to visit. Read story.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Man Behind the Screenings

Brace yourself as Roman Baratiak helms cinematic voyages into outer, and inner, space (as conceived in the science fiction fantasies of the 1950s). Read story.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Parents: Guides or Cheerleaders?

Let’s give our children the right praises in the right amount, at the right time, and let’s also teach them that nothing will be simply given to them because they’re cute. Read story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Discovering the Coastal Ocean Builds Self-Esteem

Softin, a family-run Goleta nonprofit, uses the sea and a sport fishing boat to enhance the lives of the impaired. Read story.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

What's New in Goleta?

Here is a list of five recent construction projects and Goleta Grapevine's humble evaluation of them. Read story.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saving the Nature Connection

A new park in Old Town and a citizen-driven ballot measure reflect people’s hunger for the outdoors—and perhaps represent an intuitive link between human health and Nature. Read story.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Are We There Yet?

A few days back I went to see The Hunger Games, which was in three of the six movie theaters at Goleta’s Camino Real Marketplace. Read story.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Old West Thrives in Big Jim’s Imagination

It takes courage and persistence to forge a career in fiction, qualities Jim Williams shares with the settlers he admires. Read story.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Knock Knock!

Goleta Grapevine discovers that the Nextdoor social networking system is good for neighborhood protection and, well, socializing. Read story.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Smart Meters Can Be Postponed If Homeowners Act Today

It’s not a permanent solution to the problem, but it offers more time to find better options or to get organized. Read story.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Electronic Library

Just an e-reader away from instant gratification. Read story.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Goleta History Event Opens Windows on Past

Keyed to the submarine shelling of Ellwood by the Japanese Imperial Navy, the Goleta Valley Historical Society effort highlights the emotional highs and lows of the period. Read story.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What's Your Wish For Goleta in 2012?

Goletans share their New Year's wishes for the Goodland. Read story.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pushing Back the Darkness

An impressionistic tour of city residences and businesses suggests the spirit of sharing is alive and kicking. Read story.

Saturday, December 31, 2011
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