As of June 1, The Thomas Fire has been officially declared out by Los Padres officials, but the scars, and some families in need of assistance, still remain. Particularly hit hard and still in the process of recovering: migrant workers and undocumented immigrants who were not able to apply for federal assistance.
As an Ashoka fellow, conservation scientist, and nonprofit founder, Dr. Sarah Otterstrom is no stranger to entrepreneurship. Paso Pacifico Founder and Executive Director Otterstrom won the 2018 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Nonprofit Award at the annual event last month.
United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) honored the volunteers, businesses, schools and organizations who make the local nonprofit’s community programs and activities possible. The recent 95th Annual Awards Celebration, held on the Hotel Californian rooftop, recognized supporters who played instrumental roles in UWSBC’s 2017 campaign through fundraising, partnerships and more.
Presidio Springs Senior Community Center downtown was filled with chatter and excitement on Thursday. The third annual Young at Heart Senior Fair, with the help of Easy Lift, bused in more than 200 low-income seniors from around town.
On May 16, the newly-formed Women United held a get-together at Laplace Wine Bar in the Funk Zone for members to get acquainted with each other and with guests, including area educators.