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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 3, 2015

Cox 8’s Community Connections Previews the 91st Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – July 31, 2015 – As Santa Barbara residents and visitors prepare for the 91st Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta, Cox 8’s Community Connection provides a sneak peek into one of city’s premier festivals. Through Aug. 9, Cox 8 is airing informative interviews with some of the event’s organizers and partners.

“Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta is one of Santa Barbara’s beloved traditions,” said Kirsten McLaughlin, Public Affairs manager, Cox Communication. “It is important for us and other local businesses to support our communities and celebrations.”

Featured guests will share the festival’s background and history and preview some of its events:
El Presidente Cas Stimson and his wife Dr. Kathleen Mclintock discuss the event’s “Fiesta Romantica” theme.
Segunda Vice Presidente Rhonda Ledson Henderson, Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Inc. provides an overview of this year’s celebrations.
Executive Director Lynn Brittner and Director of Research Michael Redmon from the Santa Barbara Historical Museum provide its history.
CEO Rick Block, Santa Barbara Zoo and special guest “Turtle” highlights the zoo’s longtime involvement with Fiesta and the beloved Los Dignatarios event.
Cox 8’s Communication Connection airs on daily at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.cox8tv.com.

For more information on Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta, visit oldspanishdays-fiesta.org.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 10 times, including the last nine years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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Contact

Joe Camero, Cox Communications
P: 949-546-2412; E: joe.camero@cox.com

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