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Letter to the editor (Pacific Coast Business Times): Keep the promise of the Lanterman Act alive

Keep the promise of the Lanterman Act, relied upon by 330,000 Californians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities!

Fratelli, A Men’s Chorus Presents Spring Concert: Why We Sing!

Fratelli, A Men’s Chorus, Santa Barbara’s chorus of gay men and their allies, will present its highly-anticipated Spring Concert “Why We Sing!” Friday, May 17 at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Santa Barbara.

Fratelli’s Spring Concert, the culmination of their seventh season, is centered around brotherhood, friendship, and belonging. Members of the group, gay and straight, span five generations and include parents, grandparents, professionals and students.

Q & A with May 6 Mind and Supermind Presenter, Expert Mindfulness Coach Dave Mochel, on Unconditional Wellbeing – How Living Mindfully Can Save the World

On May 6, join entertaining TEDx presenter Dave Mochel, internationally known mindfulness coach, and unpack the meaning of the unconditional well-being – health and happiness that is independent of your circumstances – and how to practice it in your daily life. SBCC School of Extended Learning Spring Mind and Supermind Lecture.

Recent Westmont Graduate Unveils Artwork Inspired by Surfing Legend Shaun Tomson

Former world champion surfer Shaun Tomson joined Westmont students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, April 23rd for the unveiling of a special piece of artwork.

Inspired by Tomson’s February workshop with about 80 of his classmates, recent Westmont graduate Jacob Grant created a piece of art representing the personal commitments made as part of Tomson’s challenge to students to “Write the Code for Your Life.”

Author, Social Psychologist, and Women’s March Speaker Dr. Aida Hurtado to Address Women United Luncheon Attendees

If there’s one person qualified to present to a group of Women United, it’s Dr. Aida Hurtado. And on Friday, May 10th, Dr. Hurtado will be the featured speaker at the United Way of Ventura County’s Women United 3rd Annual Luncheon, honoring single moms who are pursuing their education.

Dr. Aida Hurtado holds the Luis Leal Endowed Chair in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCSB.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Welcomes Jamie Balch Collins as New Executive Director

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria today announced the appointment of Carpinteria native, youth services leader and Girls Inc. alumna Jamie Balch Collins as the organization’s new executive director. She will begin serving in her new role on May 6.

CenCal Health Earns Top Spot as Best Place to Work on Central Coast

CenCal Health, the health plan founded in Santa Barbara over thirty-five years ago, is being recognized as the Best Place to Work by Pacific Coast Business Times. The publication annually produces a list of the 25 Best Places to Work, determined by an employee survey and other criteria, administered by Pacific Coast Business Times. The full list was just published in the business weekly, and an event honoring all 25 of the Central Coast companies will be held May 23.

Museum of Natural History Seeks Butterfly Pavilion Volunteers

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is currently recruiting volunteers 18 years and older to help facilitate its popular Butterflies Alive! summer exhibit from May 25 through September 2.

Women United Luncheon Co-Chairs Leanne Neilson, Erin Simqu Planning Powerful Event Benefiting Independent Women

United Way of Ventura County’s (UWVC) Women United will recognize some unsung local heroes during its 3rd Annual Luncheon May 10, featuring acclaimed social psychologist and author Dr. Aida Hurtado. Event co-chairs Leanne Neilson and Erin Simqu are busy putting the final touches on the 2019 luncheon, but they aren’t the only women who have been working hard leading up to this special gathering of changemakers.

Earth Day Organizers to Honor 2019 Environmental Heroes Acting on the Climate Crisis

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to present awards to celebrity environmentalist and student activist.