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Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

    Words and Photos, by David Pu’u                                                                                                      “People protect what they love” Jacques Yves Cousteau “How can people protect something which they do not know?” Jean Michel Cousteau, 2013 These words are emblazoned in my consciousness permanently. I saw the related concepts illustrated dramatically within the context of the recent Gaviota oil spill. […]

Memoir Workshop Sundays, 1 pm in Santa Barbara

Memoir Workshop Sundays, 1 pm in Santa Barbara

June 3, 10, 17 & 24 Workshop offered for writers of memoir, the standout genre so popular with today’s readers. Literary agent and editor extraordinaire, Toni Lopopolo will help you craft your personal narrative into a marketable book. Toni recently asked top New York editors what they look for in a memoir manuscript and what they are publishing. […]

Secrets & Illusions- Illusionist Ivan Amodei National Tour

Secrets & Illusions- Illusionist Ivan Amodei National Tour

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Santa Barbara San Antonio Creek | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Santa Barbara San Antonio Creek | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will make his annual visit  to his favorite Santa Barbara front-country trail on San Antonio Creek out of Tucker’s Grove County Park. He will lead a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  On this walk, he will identify, demonstrate and discuss the […]

Santa Barbara: Vote No On Phony/UnAccountable ”General Tax”

Santa Barbara: Vote No On Phony/UnAccountable ”General Tax”

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views A General Tax, regardless how it is being sold by the corrupt local government, is a tax meant to cover up the mismanagement, incompetence and corruption of government.  Just give us money for “cops, roads and libraries—we need it.  Then when the tax in granted, none […]

Island Packers Shuttle Service Continues Daily from Ventura and Santa Barbara Harbors

Island Packers Shuttle Service Continues Daily from Ventura and Santa Barbara Harbors

Contact:  Island Packers – 805-642-1393 or book online special trips www.islandpackers.com. Advance reservations recommended What: Boat transportation aboard high-speed 64’catamarans between Ventura Harbor and Santa Barbara Harbor continues to be available. When: Effective Monday, January 15, 2018 Island Packers boat transportation departs from Ventura at 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and departs from Santa Barbara 10:00 […]

Firefighter killed battling Thomas fire as massive blaze moves toward Santa Barbara

Firefighter killed battling Thomas fire as massive blaze moves toward Santa Barbara

LOS ANGELES — Fire officials confirmed Thursday that a firefighter died while battling the Thomas fire, which ranks as the fourth-largest in California’s modern history. “I am very saddened to report …

Local Medi-Cal Recipients and Providers Get Important Updates During Thomas Fire

Local Medi-Cal Recipients and Providers Get Important Updates During Thomas Fire

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 – CenCal Health is reaching out to keep its nearly 180,000 members and over 1,500 providers and the community informed with important information and resources as the region faces unprecedented impacts from the Thomas Fire. Updates include critical information about medication prescriptions and refills […]

Ventura County Philanthropists William Rolland, Eloise Olson Cohen and Chuck Cohen to be Honored

Ventura County Philanthropists William Rolland, Eloise Olson Cohen and Chuck Cohen to be Honored

True philanthropists dig deep when times are hard, looking for innovative ways to change the world through their gifts of time, talent and treasure. On Tuesday, November 14, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Chapter (AFPSBV) will honor seven individuals as a part of National Philanthropy Day and celebrate their key […]

Santa Barbara coerces home sellers into unconstitutional searches

Santa Barbara coerces home sellers into unconstitutional searches

The Fourth Amendment protects everyone’s privacy at home by prohibiting government searches of private property without constitutional justification. But in Santa Barbara, homes sellers are stripped of this protection. The city’s Zoning Information Report ordinance effectively requires an interior and exterior inspection of any home put on the market—even though there is no legal reason […]

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