US Veteran and Award-winning Entrepreneur & CEO to Give Keynote at November 16 Vetrepreneur LAUNCH!

Larry Broughton, an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, best-selling author, hotelier, speaker, and former US Army Green Beret will give the keynote presentation at the November 16th Vetrepreneur LAUNCH!, helping kick off a new Veteran-focused program at Santa Barbara City College.

On-Air Fire Relief Fundraiser Will Raise Money for the Southern California Disaster Relief Fund

United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Rams, CBS 2 and KCAL 9 are hosting their Fire Relief Fundraiser to raise money for United Way’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Lisa Murphy Rivas Named Interim Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Murphy Rivas, a nonprofit management, public outreach and government relations professional, as its interim executive director. 

Rivas succeeds outgoing executive director Victoria Juarez, who served Girls Inc. Carpinteria for nearly eight years and was recently appointed CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Receives Perfect Score on National Quality Assurance Review

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara has successfully completed the Quality Assurance Evaluation Process by the national Girls Inc. organization and is proud to announce it has exceeded the minimum requirement of 84 percent compliance— meeting 100 percent of all 104 standards.

Yes We Can With A Different Point Of View: Aviation Exploration Day For Young Women

A Different Point Of View is a no profit that uses aviation to inspire, engage, and transform under represented youth ages 14-20. On the 17th of November, the aviation community will take young women on a journey to explore the different lifestyles their futures can hold by physically placing them in the aviation world. A […]

Victoria Juarez Appointed President and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Victoria Juarez, an experienced nonprofit professional who has led Girls Inc. of Carpinteria to new fiscal and programmatic heights as executive director, has been named president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. She will begin serving in her new role on December 3.      “Victoria personifies what we hope to achieve at […]


A federal judge issued an order today declaring that the federal government violated environmental protection laws when it approved permits for fracking and acidizing (otherwise referred to as “well stimulation treatments,” or “WSTs”) from platforms offshore California. The judge agreed with the Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper that the government failed to conduct adequate consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential impacts to threatened and endangered species. The judge also held that the

Community Invited Back to Continue Taking Action on Food System in Santa Barbara County

The Community Environmental Council (CEC), Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, and Santa Barbara Foundation will hold the 2nd Annual Building Our Resilient Food System: Cultivating Connections, a free community activation session to explore the vision, progress and next steps for the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan. The open discussion will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery.

Military Ball Marks Beginning of Veterans Week Events in Santa Barbara

Close to 600 guests gathered at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort on Saturday, November 3rd for Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation’s (PCVF) 22nd Annual Military Ball.

Ring in the Holidays at Fratelli’s Winter Concert, ‘On This Shining Night’

Fratelli, a Men’s Chorus, will ring in the season Dec. 10 with their latest holiday concert, “On This Shining Night.” This year, Fratelli, chorus of gay men and their allies, is sharing the First United Methodist Church stage with special guests the Ding-Dons from Santa Barbara High School and performer Rod Lathim.

With the direction of Zack Thomas Wilde, Fratelli’s humor and harmony offers a musical experience inspiring compassion, pride and activism.