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Mar 312020

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Santa Barbara and Montecito

INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE CAN EASE OUR FEARS  When it comes to COVID-19 information and resources for Santa Barbara and Montecito, it's good to know Santa Barbara County is working overtime to ensure the health and welfare of all residents. ...

Feb 132020

Santa Barbara Restaurant Week 2020

FEAST AT AREA RESTAURANTS FEBRUARY 21ST TO MARCH 6TH Attention Santa Barbara and Montecito foodies: get your forks ready for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week, February 21 to March 6. The third annual tasty two-week event provides an excellent op...

Feb 102020

Living in Santa Barbara

10 REASONS WHY WE MAKE IT OUR HOME There's so much to love about living in Santa Barbara. It’s difficult to choose only 10 reasons, but we were challenged to do that, so here goes . . . 10 Reasons Why Living in Santa Barbara is a Dream Come Tru...

Feb 82020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

FROM DINING TO ADVENTURE, IT’S ALL HERE! Romance is in the air all year long in Santa Barbara. Think about it. The American Riviera is a magnet for lovebirds. Couples flock here for their honeymoons and romantic retreats. The city even looks the...

Jan 152020

SBIFF: The Santa Barbara International Film Festival

CELEBRATING ITS 35TH YEAR in 2020! With awards season in full swing, SBIFF 35, the 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, is sure to help locals celebrate all things cinema without leaving town, and will give visitors another reason...

Jan 92020

It’s a Pruning Party at the Santa Barbara Rose Garden!

JOIN THE ANNUAL TRADITION AT THE A.C. POSTEL MEMORIAL GARDEN A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, located adjacent to the Santa Barbara Mission, invites the public to one of the premier community events of the season ‑ The Big Bloom by the Old ...

Dec 202019

Running Trails in Santa Barbara: 8 of the Most Popular

GET OFF ON THE RIGHT (OR LEFT) FOOT IN 2020! Why not make 2020 your year to explore the wonderful running trails in Santa Barbara? After all, this vibrant community is home to a large and active endurance community. Scientific research proves that ...

Dec 32019

Santa Barbara Holiday Festivities, 2019

FILL YOUR CALENDAR WITH PARADES, TROLLEY AND TRAIN RIDES, AND EVEN SNOW! The holiday festivities are beginning, and Santa Barbara is the place to celebrate the season with a calendar full of fun and memorable happenings. Get ready to make last...

Nov 212019

California Statehood Celebrations: Coming Soon!

2020 WILL BRING THE 170th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLDEN STATE  With California statehood having been bestowed on September 9, 1850, and a 170-year birthday coming up, I thought it would be interesting to find out how California got its name. And the an...

Nov 192019

Holiday Giving: Gift-worthy Santa Barbara Organizations

CONSIDER THESE GROUPS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY GIVING LIST While the world is full of people in need year-round, at no time is that more apparent than during the season when holiday giving is so important. For every smiling family curled up around a warm fi...

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