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Nov 272018

Montecito Community Leadership Forms The Partnership for Resilient Communities

As our neighbors in Ventura and Los Angeles begin to recover from the Woolsey Fire, Montecito community leaders form The Partnership for Resilient Communities I’m thoroughly impressed with the Montecito community leadership that formed the Partner...

Mar 132018

Things to Do in Santa Barbara this Spring

SANTA BARBARA IS BEAUTIFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR   There's so much to do in Santa Barbara this Spring it can be difficult to decide where to begin. With all the Spring flowers popping up and the many activities, there's never a dull or boring moment...

Dec 12017

Whale Watching in Santa Barbara

Hop aboard a whale watching tour and see why the Santa Barbara Channel is one of the best places in the world for spotting sea life The best season for whale watching in Santa Barbara begins in late November. Those of us lucky enough to call Santa...

Sep 282017

Santa Barbara Bucket List

Whether you're in Santa Barbara for two weeks, two months, or many years, here are some things to add to your Santa Barbara bucket list that come highly recommended by locals like me. Picnic at dusk at the Mission Rose Garden The perfect...

May 232017

OstrichLand USA: Another Reason to Visit the Santa Ynez Valley

The place to hang out with some of nature's strangest, most magnificent birds Just 45-minutes outside of Santa Barbara is the quaint Danish-themed town of Solvang, the Chumash Casino, world famous Santa Ynez Valley wineries, and OstrichLand USA. Nev...

May 52017

Cheers to Santa Barbara’s Craft Brew Scene in The Funk Zone

Beer connoisseurs delight in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone diversity Everyone's loving the great drinking diversity found in The Funk Zone in Santa Barbara. A big part of that diversity is credited to the emerging craft brewing scene. The kind folks a...

Mar 92017

MOXI: Santa Barbara’s Newest Museum

Check out MOXI's powerfully playful exhibits and experiences. Discover, explore and play in the new 17,000 square foot museum called MOXI: The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. It features hands-on exhibits and experiences for families and c...

Dec 92016

What is Santa Barbara Doing About Climate Change?

In light of the fact that there's scientific consensus worldwide about the issue of climate change, Santa Barbara has created its own action plan through 2030. Most of us acknowledge by now that accelerated global climate change is occurring as a res...

Oct 262016

Santa Barbara Hauntings

Over the years, Santa Barbara hauntings have been a popular attraction, especially at this time of the year. I thought I'd share some with you for Halloween: Casa de la Guerra – The former residence of the 5th commandant of the Presidio de Sa...

Sep 152016

Introducing the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

Just 45 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, in the picturesque village of Solvang, sits The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, founded in 1997 by Santa Barbara artist Patti Jacquemain. She felt that a museum showcasing the beautiful art of wildernes...

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