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SBCC MESA Engineering Students Attend Leadership Conference

SBCC MESA Engineering Students Attend Leadership Conference

SANTA BARBARA —  Four hand-picked engineering and computer science students from Santa Barbara City College attended the invitation-only MESA Student Leadership Conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 27-28. Held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where this year’s theme was Illuminate. Motivate. Launch., students had the opportunity to interact one-on-one and in small groups with executives from...
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RISE Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

RISE Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Local sexual assault survivors tell their stories SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — RISE is proud to announce the launch of its latest campaign featuring the stories of sexual assault survivors from San Luis Obispo County and the positive impact RISE has had in their lives. The campaign highlights the real-life experiences of survivors in the community...
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Bilingual commentary: The Death of the Middle Class

Bilingual commentary: The Death of the Middle Class

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes It isn’t just an illusion—the American middle class is indeed dying, slowly evaporating as the wealthy reap the benefits of insidious forces that shunt away the money that used to sustain the backbone of a prosperous populace. Now both the lower and wealthy classes are growing...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 22

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 22

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM Dear CAM Friends, The week of Thanksgiving has many traditions.  At the Carnegie,  like the falling leaves of the season, the holiday signals the time to sadly usher out Linda Arreola’s career break through exhibit, The Avalanche and The Silence. Even as we will miss the cool presence of her...
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‘Round Up’ Fundraiser at Home Improvement Center Raises Funds for Hospice of Santa Barbara

‘Round Up’ Fundraiser at Home Improvement Center Raises Funds for Hospice of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — As Thanksgiving approaches, Hospice of Santa Barbara has much in which to be grateful. The nonprofit is especially thankful for those who participated in a recent ‘Round Up’ campaign, which raised funds for the many invaluable programs and services Hospice of Santa Barbara provides for the community. Since 1974, the Hospice...
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The Museum of Natural History Store a Shopping Destination this Holiday Season

The Museum of Natural History Store a Shopping Destination this Holiday Season

SANTA BARBARA — The Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace has become a popular annual tradition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and while it will not be making its typical stop at the Museum’s campus in 2017, there will still be a collection of selected ‘Tribal Arts’ gift items available for purchase...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Winter Session 2017 for Clubs Located in Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Winter Session 2017 for Clubs Located in Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has kicked off the Winter Session for the clubs located in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park running through Monday, March 13. Registration is ongoing and enrollment is available to families residing in the greater Conejo area. All types of enrichment classes are offered ranging...
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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing to Honor Michael Towbes, Jeanette Duncan at New Jardin de las Rosas Development

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing to Honor Michael Towbes, Jeanette Duncan at New Jardin de las Rosas Development

SANTA BARBARA — Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is pleased to announce that when the new Jardin de las Rosas apartments are officially opened in downtown Santa Barbara on Thursday, December 7, two people who played critical roles in the organization’s history of serving local residents will be honored. If anyone understood the meaning of community,...
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Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — We’ve made it easier for you to send in your nomination. Click on link here or on flyer to take you to our on-line nomination form. Don’t delay we are less than one month away! El Concilio Family Services is seeking nominations...
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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson update for Nov. 16

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson update for Nov. 16

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Message From Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson In contrast to the gridlock and dysfunction in Washington and the White House, the California Legislature has had an extraordinarily productive year. We passed Senate Bill 1, which invests $54 billion over the next decade in our roads, freeways, bridges and public...
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OSD Recognizes School Psychologists During Awareness Week

OSD Recognizes School Psychologists During Awareness Week

OXNARD — The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) declared November 13-17, 2017 as School Psychology Awareness Week: “Power Up! Be a Positive Change.” The Oxnard School District recognizes School Psychologists for the important and vital role that they play in the personal and academic development and success of Oxnard School District students. School...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 16

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 16

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM Looking for an art engagement activity for your children ages 7-11 this weekend? The education department has a few spots open for this Saturday, November 18 –  Building Blocks of Art focusing on “Sculpting Form and Texture,” click here to register or call 805.385.8171. Join fellow art...
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United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Young Leaders Society Raises $6,000+ at Bowling Fundraiser

United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Young Leaders Society Raises $6,000+ at Bowling Fundraiser

SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) Young Leaders Society donned their goofiest get ups and hit the lanes for their biggest United We Bowl fundraiser ever, raising more than $6,000 in support of youth education. More than 120 attended the 8th annual event at Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond — 5925...
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A special holiday gift from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to our community

A special holiday gift from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to our community

A letter to the Santa Barbara community, from Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History President & CEO Luke Swetland – You may have heard that we’re currently undergoing significant renovations, something we like to call “revitalization” here at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. But you can rest assured the Museum is open...
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Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes I look across the political landscape outside the window of my experience and I sometimes see a country I don’t even recognize anymore. I see a nation roiling like boiling water, a nation not at peace with itself, a great nation in pain, challenged by the...
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