SBMM features former World Surfing Champion Shaun Tomson and Poet-Philosopher Noah benShea in lecture “The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive and Ride Life’s Waves”

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s most recent lecture, “The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive and Ride Life’s Waves,” featured former World Surfing Champion and amongst the top surfers of the century, Shaun Tomson, and Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet-philosopher Noah benShea. They met through a mutual friend, and five minutes into a lunch together…

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805 Focus: Santa Barbara Zoo 🦅🦁🐸🐘

Nadya E. Seal Faith, Conservation & Science Associate, Santa Barbara Zoo Conversation is a top priority for the Santa Barbara Zoo as part of their mission: “preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.” As Conservation & Science Associate, Nadya connects the Santa Barbara Zoo to…

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805 Focus: June 24, 2022 🥘💙🍃🌲

Lauren Winnewisser, Co-Director of Development, Wilderness Youth Project The Wilderness Youth Project has served the community for over 20 years, beginning as a community project and expanding as a school and summer camp. Through a personal mentorship system, WYP spends time with youth in nature, which is a “basic human necessity” and fosters “confidence, health,…

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Carpinteria City Council holds Second Hearing of 2022/23 Budget

JUNE 23, 2022 CARPINTERIA CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING — The City Council met to discuss the Adoption of the Proposed Budget Fiscal Year 2022/23 Budget, which has been posted online, and once adopted, will be revised and re-published in its final form. The City Staff shared with the Board that the budget is prosperous, which is…

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Carpinteria School District upholds mental health wellness and school safety measures

JUNE 14, 2022 CARPINTERIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING — Two major themes for Tuesday’s meeting were school safety and mental health wellness. During the Superintendent Report, Superintendent Diana Rigby expressed, “School safety is our top priority and teachers and staff work hard each day to keep everyone safe.” Extensive safety measures include staff-wide safety training,…

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Congratulations to students of the Carpinteria School District — have a great summer! ☀️🌻⛱️🌴

JUNE 14, 2022 CARPINTERIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING — Boardmembers congratulated students and staff on another accomplished year despite the hardships faced, whether it be the local mudslides and fires to the national school safety concerns and on-going COVID-19 pandemic.  Boardmember Sally Green praised the recent end-of-year festivities, such as graduations, concerts and plays. “I…

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Updates on the Carpinteria Library Transition Process 📚

JUNE 13, 2022 CARPINTERIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING —  City Librarian Jody Thomas updated the City Council on the progress of the Carpinteria Branch Library transition to the Carpinteria Community Library during the Temporary Adjournment for the Purpose of Holding the Monthly Meeting of the Carpinteria Library Board of Trustees. On-demand water heaters have arrived. The…

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TV Santa Barbara presents at June 13 Carpinteria City Council meeting ✨🌊📺🎥

JUNE 13, 2022 CARPINTERIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING — TV Santa Barbara Executive Director Erik Davis and Coastal View News Co-Founder Gary Dobbins presented the recent growth and contributions of TVSB through their partnership with the City of Carpinteria. Dobbins shined light on TVSB’s work with the Alcazar Theatre, covering events such as Leading Women in Cannabis and…

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Carpinteria Water District reviews 2022-23 Budget, as well as Re-Issuance of Intent to Serve Letters

JUNE 8, 2022 CARPINTERIA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT MEETING — The Carpinteria Valley Water District reviewed the 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget, Water Rates and Charges in a presentation provided by General Manager, Bob McDonald, and Kevin Kostiuk, Manager at Raftelis (Local Government & Utility Management Consulting).  The staff also reviewed requests for Intent to Serve Letters,…

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Carpinteria Planning Commission Presents Housing Element Update 2023-2031

JUNE 6 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING — The Planning Commission discussed a presentation from Steve Goggia, Community Development Director, and John Douglas, Planner from JHD Planning LLC, regarding the City’s 2023-2031 Housing Element update. State law requires Housing Elements to be updated every eight years. Douglas identified the four most important themes in state housing element…

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805 Focus: June 3, 2022 💙💜

Angela Miller-Bevan, Regional Manager, Braille Institute (Santa Barbara Center) Angela Miller-Bevan has heartfelt ties with the institute, as her mother, whose best friend lived with blindness and inspired her to join the cause, helped with the development of the current De La Vina building. “It’s important for all of us to be aware of how…

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En Confianza returns with an episode on “Loneliness”

En Confianza is back! After a temporary hiatus, the only Spanish-language show in Santa Barbara returned to TV Santa Barbara’s studios with hosts Silvia and Enoc Uribe and Andy Valdez. The newest episode, released on June 2, 2022, features guest Edgar Hernández, Owner of Mariscos Tita’s in Goleta, with the topic of “Loneliness.” “I believe…

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