On 7/22 at Casa de la Raza, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez had encouraging words for 42 eighth- and ninth-grade students who will complete a five-week college readiness academy on 7/25. Programs included science and math classes, as well as one that had students- some of whom could be considered “at-risk” of gang involvement- imagine what jobs they’d like to hold as adults and what they would study in college. (/ready4college)

Former Santa Barbara City College professor Susan Deacon threw her hat in the ring last week for one of three open seats on the Santa Barbara School District’s Board of Education. Though the official filing deadline isn’t until 8/13, Deacon is the second candidate to file papers, joining incumbent Annette Cordero in seeking election. In related news, both Nancy Harter and Laura Malakoff have declined to seek reelection.


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