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7/27 - Heads Up! re: Fiesta traffic ... Garden Street + Castillo Street interchanges ... Those coming into town to watch the parade should consider taking the Milpas off ramp, and parking east of Garden Street, or taking either the Bath, Carrillo or Arrellaga off ramps and parking on the west side of State Street.
Due to the closure of Castillo Street at the freeway, this year's return route will take parade entrants east from State Street to Garden Street, and then down Garden Street, under the Garden underpass at Highway 101, then right on Yanonali Street, right again on Santa Barbara Street, left on Montecito Street pass the fig tre...
2/23 - Another happy Plants Rule client! ... "Helga is an excellent writer, able to explain complex scientific concepts in layman's terms to educate and inform an audience. Her articles were always well-crafted, written to style requirements and submitted on time. Personally, she's a pleasure to work with and a great addition to any team." - Michelle Biggerstaff-Arevalo, former wiseGEEK editor
12/8 - Police Advisory: Holiday Season Thefts ... For thieves, ‘tis the season to steal. The Santa Barbara Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit has begun receiving reports of UPS and FedEx package thefts. The thefts are occurring citywide with parcels being stolen from front doorsteps after they have been delivered. Residents are advised to remain vigilant and to report suspicious activity immediately to the Santa Barbara Police Department by calling 9-1-1. Residents expecting the delivery of packages are encouraged to use online tracking services provided by UPS, FedEx, the US Postal Service, and other carriers and to retrieve their pack...
10/29 - Sheriff’s Warning Re: Recent Phone Scams and Fraud Schemes ... The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be wary of a number of telephone scams and door-to-door fraud schemes that have been reported in the area. Many of the attempted crimes start out with a person calling on the telephone and claiming to be government employees or law enforcement officers. Other schemes involve a person coming to the door of residences with fake legal papers or arrest warrants and demanding money to prevent an arrest or other threats. People should be warned that government officers rarely make initial contact by telephone and ...
10/14 - Free Sandbags on "Sandbag Saturday" event Oct. 17, 2015 ... Story courtesy of ..... To help residents prepare for the coming storm season, the City of Santa Barbara is hosting a "Sandbag Saturday" event Oct. 17, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations; the City’s Annex Yard located at 401 Yanonali Street and Fire Station # 7 located at 2411 Stanwood Drive.
Sandbags can help protect private property during storm emergency conditions. Sandbags can also be purchased at your local hardware stores.
Residents can fill 20 bags each, free of charge, while supplies last. When filling sand...
10/7 - Community Message: Watch the New Sheriff's Roundup ... The 3rd Quarter Sheriff’s Roundup for 2015 is ready to view. This edition includes: ..... Important Back to School Safety Tips ..... Why the D.A.R.E. program is needed at our schools now more than ever. ..... A Goleta mother whose son was killed in a DUI collision shares her story to help others. ..... Behind the Scenes of the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy. ..... A milestone graduation for a program that is changing the lives of prisoners who are released back into society. ..... Meet the new Isla Vista Community Resource Deputy ..... Meet the new Chief of Police Servic...
7/30 - Short-Term Vacation Rentals -- Notice of Public Hearing ... TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM ... CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 735 ANACAPA STREET. The Santa Barbara City Council will hold a public meeting to discuss increased enforcement of unpermitted short-term vacation rentals and review a proposed work program to amend the Zoning Ordinance to permit, regulate and tax home sharing rentals.
On June 23, 2015, the City Council directed staff to enforce the City's existing Zoning Ordinance regarding vacation rentals, and develop an enhanced enforcement plan. The Council also directed staff to return with a work plan to amend t...
6/3 - Applications Being Accepted for the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy ... Applications are now being accepted for the Santa Barbara South County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy. The exciting, eight class program begins on Wednesday, July 8 and goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office located at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. Classes will be held every Wednesday through August 26 at various locations throughout Santa Barbara County. A final graduation class will be held on Saturday, August 29. The Citizen’s Academy is free and only has twenty spots available on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants mus...
5/28 - Community Open House related to the Refugio Oil Spill response on Saturday ... The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management invites the community to attend a community open house related to the Refugio Oil Spill response. It is an opportunity to ask questions, share comments, and learn about what's happening. Join us on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Elks Lodge in Goleta.
2/13 - Just announced ... John Palminteri is Downtown Organization's 2014 Citizen of the Year ... In an extraordinary shift from the tradition of a surprise announcement, the Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, Inc. (DSB) is announcing their annual “Citizen of the Year” award recipient in advance of their Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2015.
“Given his true nature as a newshound and promoter, nothing else would do for this year’s Citizen of the Year, John Palminteri,” said DSB Executive Director Maggie Campbell. “Simply put, John Palminteri is ubiquitous in Downtown Santa Barbara. Af...
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