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Local Nonprofit Leaders Gather to Learn, Reflect, Share Ideas

Presented by SurfMedia Communications, a Santa Barbara-based PR and marketing firm, some 60 nonprofit leaders from across the tri-counties joined forces at the Narrative Loft in Santa Barbara June 27 for an opportunity to reflect on recent challenges and plan for the...

“A tale of two recoveries”

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.

United Way Honors Community Partners at 95th Annual Celebration

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.

Senior Fair Hosts the ‘Young at Heart

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.

United Way’s Women United Holds Gathering

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.

Mapping More Than the Land

The Santa Barbara Foundation, The Land Trust for SBC, and The Cachuma Resource Conservation District partnered together to create the map highlighting Santa Maria’s growth is one of hundreds that a project called the Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint recently published online at

Turtle Friends Celebrate Wildlife Conservation at Paso Pacifico Beach Party

Paso Pacifico’s 2nd Annual Turtle Friend Beach Party Fundraiser took place Saturday, May 19 at the Chase Palm Park Center in Santa Barbara. Attendees were treated to a variety of turtle-themed activities, including a skit that told the story of how young Jonas and Matson came up with the idea for the Turtle Friend app, which allows users to watch, track, and protect sea turtles right from their phones.

December 2nd: City College Arts & Crafts Fair

December 2nd: City College Arts & Crafts Fair

Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Dec 2 at SBCC’s Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Road.

October 6th: Red Feather Ball

October 6th: Red Feather Ball

This year’s Red Feather Ball honoree is Minneapolis-born Maryan Schall. who moved to Montecito in 1985…

April 22: emPower at SLO Earth Day Celebration

April 22: emPower at SLO Earth Day Celebration

The County of San Luis Obispo’s emPower program invites you to visit our booth to learn more about how you can lower the county’s carbon footprint, create jobs, make your home more energy efficient and comfortable …and improve your home’s air quality.

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