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Local Program Helps Kids Build Interactive Skills

The Fund for Santa Barbara donated $1,680 to the local organization PeerBuddies to help give special-needs children the opportunity to develop their social skills through interactions with other children their age. The “Youth Making Change” grant will allow the private program to offer various scholarships to lower-income families. The YMC […]

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SB Initiative Aims to Shorten Jail Time for Certain Inmates

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a new home detention program for Santa Barbara County Jail inmates last Tuesday to expand the existing electronic monitoring program. The AB 109 bill, proposed by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, shifts the EMP from a solely voluntary program to a […]

Seminar To Honor Student Activism
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Seminar To Honor Student Activism

Political experts and veteran activists will meet for a two-day conference today and tomorrow in Corwin Pavilion to discuss the legacy of the Students for a Democratic Society’s 1962 Port Huron Statement. The conference will feature a panel and speeches with leading academics and activists involved in the 1960s political […]

Supervisor Discusses Local Issues, Upcoming Election
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Supervisor Discusses Local Issues, Upcoming Election

Doreen Farr, supervisor of Santa Barbara County’s 3rd District, hosted an open forum on Thursday afternoon at Coffee Collaborative to hear concerns from Isla Vista community members and give feedback on recent political decisions and the upcoming election. Sitting at an outdoor table overlooking Pardall Road from 1 to 3 […]

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County Denies Appropriations for Bag Inquiry

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted down a motion to contribute $15,000 toward an Environmental Impact Report on banning single-use plastic bags in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in its meeting this past week. The Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment, a cross-jurisdictional agency for the […]