Insights about Waldorf Education – Holistically Valuing Academics, Arts, and Social Emotional Learning

The community is invited to join us for a free public talk with George Hoffecker and Donna Burgess “Insights about Waldorf Education” on Wed, Jan 30th, at 6pm, at Waldorf School of Santa Barbara (7421 Mirano Dr, Goleta). Parents, educators, and concerned community members are recognizing the essential value of social emotional learning.  Waldorf Schools are known for their distinct developmental curriculum that integrates all subjects and the arts holistically while cultivating both academic success and social emotional learning. 

Community Invited to Educational Workshop: Navigating the Digital and Gaming Age with Our Youth

Parents and concerned community members are invited to join a workshop on navigating the digital and gaming age on January 27 from 3:00 to 5:15 p.m. at Deckers Rotunda in Goleta. This free workshop is open to everyone.

Museum of Natural History Begins Major Project to Improve Preservation

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology is making a dramatic improvement in its ability to preserve and protect core specimens in its collections, thanks to a grant from the California Cultural and Historic Endowment, several private donors, and a donation from Container Alliance.

Domestic Violence Solutions Will Celebrate Community and Collaboration during 11th Annual Luncheon Celebration

Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce their upcoming 11th Annual Luncheon – It takes more than a village… it takes a community.

CenCal Health Goes All-Digital with Multimedia Annual Report

CenCal Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan that administers Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties announced today the release of its 2018 Community Report. New this year is an entirely-digital format, complete with videos, audio testimonials and animation.

Mat Gradias Joins Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Board of Directors

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Mat Gradias to its Board of Directors. Gradias is an Associate Architect with Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects with a focus on educational facilities. With the exception of some time spent in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, Mat has lived and worked in the Santa Barbara area for the majority of his career.

Re-Grand Opening of TV Santa Barbara

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) will celebrate the re-grand opening of their local media center with an
Open House on January 25th.

2-1-1 Santa Barbara County Offers Support for Residents Affected by US Government Shutdown

Today is the 25th day of the US Government shutdown, the longest in American history. For those residents in Santa Barbara County who have been impacted by the government shutdown, 2-1-1 Santa Barbara County offers Health and Human Services information and assistance in three ways: DIAL: 2-1-1
TEXT: Text your zip code to 898-211


The Santa Barbara County effort will take place on Thursday, January 24 from 5:00am-8:30am.

Santa Barbara Audubon Society Hires New Eyes in the Sky Director

Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS) is pleased to announce the hiring of a new program director, Hannah Atkinson, for our “Eyes in The Sky” education program. The program works with six live, rehabilitated raptors in a variety of outreach opportunities to educate and engage people of all ages in the world of wild birds and their habitats. Hannah started January 2, 2019.