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The Morning Study Club donated $500 to the Texas Zoo for recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey damage. The money was received from the Oak View Womens Club, Oak View, Calif., which wanted to help smaller populated areas, like Victoria, because they felt the large metro areas would have more media attention and more access to funds designated for Harvey.

 

Jeanne Graffy served as a selfless, quietly effective community leader - from chair of the city's Planning Commission to three terms on the Santa Barbara City Council, and later as chair of the County Board of Supervisors. For decades, Jeanne fought to protect neighborhoods in our community.

 

The Spanish arrived in California in 1769 with such a plan: it was to protect the lands along the west coast north of their colonial holdings in Mexico and the Southwest from the threatened incursions of the Russians, by establishing a series of Missions, each a day's ride from the other, and along this royal road would journey the holy fathers and their accompanying military support. Their endeavors were planned to be economically supported by the establishment of agricultural estates surrounding the Missions which would be worked by the indigenous peoples of the area acting as serfs in an essentially medieval agricultural system.

 
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