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Apr 272022

CRISTAL’S PICKS: SANTA BARBARA EVENTS IN MAY 2022

April Showers Bring May Flowers Edition Named after the Greek goddess Maia, the month of May brings warmer temps and the fresh beginnings of summer. The saying,” April showers bring May flowers,” is especially true here, where wildflowers and lu...

Apr 142022

SPOTLIGHT ON: SANTA BARBARA CELEBRATES EARTH DAY 2022

You are Invited to Be Part of the Solution The Santa Barbara Community Environmental Council’s (CEC) 50th Earth Day Celebration, Earth Day 2022, takes place on April 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in and around The Arlington Theatre. The t...

Mar 302022

CRISTAL’S PICKS: SANTA BARBARA EVENTS IN APRIL 2022

The Spring Has Sprung Edition Spring is a very special time in Santa Barbara, with our enticing outdoor adventures, delicious culinary experiences, inspiring cultural attractions, and unique Santa Barbara events in April. In fact, all the ingredient...

Mar 252022

SPOTLIGHT ON: CALIFORNIA POPPY MEADOWS IN AND NEAR SANTA BARBARA

Best Locations to Witness the Technicolor Orange Blooms of Our State Flower California’s nickname, the Golden State, is due in part to our state flower, the California poppy. Every spring, fields of golden poppies bloom all over the state,...

Mar 12022

CRISTAL’S PICKS: SANTA BARBARA EVENTS IN MARCH 2022

Make Plans Now For These Special Events In And Around The American Riviera Planned Santa Barbara events in March include a full spectrum of things to do in and around the American Riviera. Besides the events listed below, March is the time of year t...

Feb 162022

SPOTLIGHT ON: SANTA BARBARA MUSEUMS

 Culture and Visual Riches are Alive and Well Here Santa Barbara is home to a distinctive collection of museums and cultural attractions that have become an essential facet of the jewel that is the American Rivera. They tell stories about the natur...

Jan 252022

Ojai and Santa Barbara Events: Celebrate Love Locally During February

THE ARTS AND THE AQUATIC TAKE CENTER STAGE DURING THE 2ND MONTH OF 2022  Love is in the air all month long when it comes to Ojai and Santa Barbara events this February. The month that includes a day dedicated to the celebration of love also u...

Jan 222022

Local Spotlight: Historic Ocean View Ranch

DOS PUEBLOS RANCH GETS NEW OWNERS, ALONG WITH OTHER LOCAL TREASURES The new owners of Dos Pueblos, Santa Barbara County’s historic ocean view ranch, have big plans for the future that include restoration, education and research. The property...

Dec 102021

Santa Barbara Community Heroes Deserve Our Thanks

PLUS: 11 REASONS TO CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING During this season of giving, I want to dedicate this blog post to some of our community heroes who give unselfishly of themselves to Santa Barbara and surrounding communities all year long. These are very...

Nov 262021

It’s a Baby Boom at the Santa Barbara Zoo

BABY OTTERS, A GIRAFFE, A LION, AND A LEOPARD…OH MY! It's been a busy couple of years for births at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Earlier this year, an Amur leopard was born, and last year the zoo welcomed an African lion cub and a Masai giraffe. ...

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