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  • Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Celebrates Past Support, Future Opportunities for Students
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:26:00 GMT
    Fittingly, the leadership of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara was present for the annual Leadership Dinner. From left, board president Janet Garufis, incoming president and CEO Candace Winkler, incoming board chairman Barrett O'Gorman and Joanne Rapp of the past presidents' council....
  • #SantaMaria Fave 5s for This Weekend
    published on Sat, 30 May 2015 01:28:42 GMT
    The Santa Maria PRCA sanctioned rodeo performances are held at the Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Center, just off Santa Maria Way in Santa Maria. Each rodeo performance is loaded with edge of your seat entertainment! Friday: 5 p.m. gates open for 7 p.m. performance; Saturday: 4 p.m. gates open for 6 p.m. performance; Sunday: noon gates open for 2 p.m. performance....
  • Monroe Elementary Receives New Principal
    published on Sat, 30 May 2015 01:21:08 GMT
    After almost a decade, Brian Naughton has returned to the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Effective July 1, 2015, he will serve as the principal of Monroe Elementary School....
  • Santa Maria Elks Give Youths Taste of Rodeo
    published on Fri, 29 May 2015 05:05:27 GMT
    Riding a sheep racing into a rodeo arena is akin to being on a dirt bike, first-time mutton bustin' competitor Nicholas Romero discovered Thursday. Nicholas Romero, left, and dad Aaron Romero pose for a photo after the boy won the Mutton Bustin' contest during the Minetti Mini Rodeo on Thursday....
  • Santa Maria 'Prosecutor At Heart' Leaving Full-Time...
    published on Fri, 29 May 2015 02:09:16 GMT
    Kevin Duffy, called a 'tireless warrior,' has worked for Santa Barbara County since 1999 and plans to continue part-time handling selective cases Senior Deputy District Attorney Kevin Duffy has handled three back-to-back trials in the Santa Maria Superior Court building since February. He's decided to semi-retire and move to part-time status....
  • Dozens of Businesses Join Santa Barbara's Yellow Bin Foodscraps Program
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 20:37:19 GMT
    Spurred by economic incentives and a genuine desire to do the right thing, dozens of local businesses have joined Santa Barbara's innovative foodscraps composting program in the last six months. Under the program, they are able to divert food and paper waste from the landfill and frequently save money on their utility bill....
  • Yellow Bins Added for Food Scrap Composting
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 19:03:44 GMT
    Spurred by economic incentives and a genuine desire to do the right thing, dozens of local businesses have joined Santa Barbara's innovative foodscraps composting program in the last six months. Coffee shops, grocery stores, offices, schools, and full-service restaurants have all deployed the yellow bin in the kitchen....
  • Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Awarding Record $8.7 Million to County Students
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 17:47:50 GMT
    The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara will award a record $8.7 million to nearly 3,000 Santa Barbara County students at two annual awards ceremonies this week - Wednesday in Santa Barbara and on Thursday in Santa Maria. Proud parents, students and local philanthropic leaders will gather at the Sunken Garden of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse to honor students from the southern part of the county on Wednesday and at First Christian Church in Santa Maria to honor students from the northe...
  • Allan Hancock College Superintendent Wishes Graduates Well in Their 'New Adventures'
    published on Sat, 23 May 2015 03:17:38 GMT
    Hundreds of students graduated from Allan Hancock College on Friday afternoon as the 94th annual commencement ceremony was held on the Santa Maria campus. Members of the Allan Hancock College class of 2015 begin their processional for Friday's graduation ceremony....
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley Now Accepting Summer Memberships
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 04:54:00 GMT
    Every child deserves a great future. For every hour a child spends in school, they spend two hours out of school....
  • After Hearing from Community, Santa Maria Council Backs Ban on...
    published on Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Parents of students involved in an incident at El Camino Junior High School are among speakers pushing for officials to adopt the ordinance A mother of a junior high school student who smoked a synthetic drug talks about the effects on her familiy in urging the Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday night to ban the intoxicating substances. In her three decades as an educator, a Santa Maria assistant principal has seen youths under the influence of assorted substances, but experienced a first earli...
  • Ban on 'Spice' and Other Synthetic Drugs Under Consideration in Santa Maria
    published on Sat, 16 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    More than week after Santa Maria junior high school students showed up on campus under the influence of a legal synthetic drug , the City Council is set to consider banning such substances. The council will consider the first reading of an ordinance to ban "spice" and other intoxicating synthetic drugs during a meeting that is to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 E. Cook St. "There is reason to believe that adopting the proposed ordinance will significantly reduce ...
  • Best Western Plus Big America Makes Commitment to Sustainability and...
    published on Thu, 14 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    HFTP is the premier global professional association serving members in hospitality careers. Since 1952, HFTP's mission has been to provide members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, comprehensive certification programs, unique educational opportunities, and other essential resources for professional growth....
  • County Supervisors Plan to Renovate Office Spaces in Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic Building
    published on Tue, 12 May 2015 01:22:31 GMT
    Santa Barbara County officials are set to approve a renovations budget for the Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic building, which will soon house three additional tenants. Nearly a year after the county assumed ownership of the buildings, the County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve $335,000 in improvements to the two-story clinic building at 970 Embarcadero del Mar at Tuesday's meeting in Santa Maria....
  • Sister Won't Let Distance, Difficulty Deter Her from Quest for Justice in Jenny Clark's Death
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 06:40:28 GMT
    Arizona woman to be in court today in Santa Maria to see Benjamin Bettencourt sentenced for felony DUI convictions stemming from 2012 wreck Erin Parsons holds a photo of her sister, Jennifer Clark, who died in 2012 after being injured in a crash of a van driven by Benjamin Bettencourt in the Santa Ynez Valley. Parsons, who lives in Arizona, traveled to Santa Maria to ensure justice for her sister....
  • Sister Bernadette Magee R.S.M.
    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 00:47:21 GMT
    Born on Aug. 26, 1933 in Amityville, New York, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. J. Magee and May E. Magee. She was a Religious Sister of Mercy for 63 years....
  • Allan Hancock College Offers Free Water-Wise Landscaping Class
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 21:36:56 GMT
    With Gov. Jerry Brown ordering water use to be cut by 25 percent statewide and tasking Californians to conserve more water, now is the time to learn how to create a smarter landscape. The Central Coast community can learn the basics this summer at Allan Hancock College....
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    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 18:39:37 GMT
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  • Santa Maria Organizations Plan May Day Rally to Protest New ICE Facility
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:53:34 GMT
    Community, faith and labor organizations will speak up for the rights of immigrants and workers Friday on May Day at the new - but not yet occupied - Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Santa Maria and hold a rally downtown. The events will mark May Day, the international day of the worker and day of the immigrant, with the press conference taking place in front of the nearly-completed ICE facility at 740 W. Century St. in Santa Maria....
  • Residents Speak Out About Traffic Safety Near Santa Ynez High School
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:35:22 GMT
    Concerned about the morning traffic around Santa Ynez Valley Union High School , Patti Stewart doesn't allow her children to walk to the campus. "People say I'm crazy," she said, but added that she has armed her freshmen about the need to remain hyper vigilant....