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Two Years After Fire and Flood: Summary of Research Outcomes & Next Steps

On Sunday, January 26, more than 300 community members filled the Museum’s Fleischmann Auditorium to hear from scientists and local experts about the impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 debris flows two years later.

Women United hosts 2nd Annual Classic Storybook Luncheon March 3rd to benefit United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Youth Education Programs

  Some of the 200 Women United 2019 luncheon guests: Arlene Hugh, Karla Parker, Jelinda DeVorzon, Lenka Tinka, Angelie Kahmann, Andria Kahmann, and Ursula Nesbitt.               Women United, an affinity group of United Way of Santa Barbara County, will host their second annual Classic Storybook Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3, […]

Housing Authority Of The City Of Santa Barbara Opens Johnson Court, The First Housing Development in Santa Barbara for Homeless Veterans

On Friday, February 14th, the Housing Authority Of The City Of Santa Barbara (HACSB) came together with the community to celebrate the grand opening of Johnson Court – the first housing development in Santa Barbara County specifically for veterans. The event kicked off with the National Anthem sung by Tina Schlieske, a local rock artist from […]

Robertson Appointed Scholarship Foundation President and CEO

Barbara Robertson, who has held a succession of finance, operations, and administrative positions with several area nonprofit organizations, has been named president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. She began serving in her new role on February 11. A native of Vancouver, Ms. Robertson studied business economics at the University of British […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Expands to Santa Maria, Lompoc

Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings give parents and adults who work with youth an action plan for reaching out and offering appropriate support for a young people experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. The popular trainings began in South County last year, and are now being offered in Santa Maria and Lompoc.

Celebrating an Accessible Community in Santa Barbara

Joanne, age 69, lives at Hillside, a nonprofit in Santa Barbara that provides residential care to 59 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of Hillside’s pillars is to enable its residents to be engaged and active in the local community. This means getting out and about around town, and doing things they enjoy — things most of us take for granted. One of Joanne’s greatest joys is taking the bus from Hillside to Carpinteria State Beach’s accessible boardwalk.

Girl Scouts Spread Valentine’s Love With Cookies For Easy Lift Transportation Riders

Local nonprofit Easy Lift Transportation has once again partnered with local Girl Scouts to give their passengers a surprise sweet ride on Valentine’s Day. Easy Lift is providing each of its riders with a complimentary box of Girl Scout Cookies to show their appreciation for the people served by the organization.

Carpinteria Lions Honor Angel Flight West with grant to support the organization’s programs in the tri-county area.

Through a network of volunteer pilots and airline partners, Angel Flight West (AFW) arranges free air transportation for people who need to travel long distances to get to their non-emergency medical appointments.

Volunteers help Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara Furnish their Newest Development Johnson Court for Homeless Veterans

Individuals in the community volunteered their time Saturday, February 8th to furnish HACSB’s new housing unit Johnson Court with over 400 household goods. The Santa Barbara Foundation donated the funds to purchase over 400 household goods and items for the residents of Johnson Court, the newest development of Housing Authority of the City of Santa […]

CenCal Health Appoints Chief Medical Officer

CenCal Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan for Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, announces the appointment of Farid Hassanpour, D.O., M.B.A., F.A.A.P. to its key leadership position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hassanpour will provide medical leadership to the organization by ensuring medical quality and adherence to professional and ethical medical standards by the health plan and its network of providers.