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The Coalition for a Better UC presented to A.S. their campaign to extend Cal Grant aid to summer sessions, claiming it is a small step in the efforts to keep students from marginalized backgrounds in school. Will Tran /Daily Nexus The funding for this aid increase will come from Governor Jerry Brown's "Rainy Day Fund," which will amount to $13.5 billion by the summer of 2019, according to Eddy Chikukwa the president and founder of the Coalition.


Authorities have tracked down the student believed responsible for setting off a firework at San Marcos High School on Monday, an action that prompted a lock-down on the campus near Goleta, which already was on edge due to previous incidents. "The student was identified following the review of surveillance video of the incident and information gathered from students," said Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.


Hundreds of San Marcos High School students marched in the streets on Wednesday, ending at La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. Santa Barbara High School students march to the County Courthouse Sunken Gardens Wednesday during the National School Walkout.


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The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture and City of Santa Barbara has announced the renewal of the State of the Art Gallery, which features work exclusively by local artists. The official opening reception will take place 5-8 p.m. at the sculpture sites on First Thursday, April 5. In addition, the Office of Arts and Culture and City has various events planned with the artists and the exhibitions for First Thursday in April, May and June, as well as pop-up lectures, concerts and workshops.


Opening remarks from Chief Tanja Heitman kicked off the Santa Barbara County Probation Department's 33rd Annual Staff Recognition Dinner March 9 at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott. Support Staff of the Year: Nancy Valdez, Santa Maria administrative office professional; Vanessa Diffenderfer, Santa Barbara administrative office professional; and Roseanna Rojo, Lompoc administrative office orofessional.


She's announced Witness: Coming Home , a benefit show which will take place in Santa Barbara on May 19. On Instagram, she wrote, "Santa Barbara is the reason my [heart] beats. #WitnessComingHome benefits those who support us in the community, who are still recovering from the fire and mudslide."


Tracy Lehr , KEYT News Channel 3 reporter and anchor, has been named Woman of the Year by Assembly member Monique Limn and is being honored in a ceremony at the California State Capitol. Through the Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow event, KEYT was on air and broadcasting nearly 24/7, with Lehr providing much of the coverage.


The first of two new storms out of the Pacific Northwest will produce light rainfall in Southern California today, forecasters said. "We'll get between a quarter of an inch and a half-inch if we're lucky," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno, noting that the lion's share of the rain likely to result from today's weather system will douse Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.


Most of the rain for Southern California is supposed to start around 2 p.m. Tuesday and be gone by midnight. The first of two new storms out of the Pacific Northwest will produce light rainfall in Southern California today, forecasters said.


The city of Goleta has announced two of its capital improvement projects - the Hollister Class I Bike Path and the Hollister Avenue HAWK Crosswalk - have recently received awards. Capital improvement projects upgrade the city's infrastructure and range from pedestrian improvements to bridge replacements to resurfaced tennis courts.


The council voted 6-0 last week to pursue state grant funding of about $5.5 million to pay for the project. "This is an underpass that is too big and too vehicle-oriented," said longtime alternative transportation activist Lee Moldaver.


The Margaret Baylor Inn/Lobero Building on Anacapa Street and the Live Oak Dairy Building on North Milpas Street are recognized La Arcada on State Street was built in 1926 and was designed as a mixed-use residential and restaurant destination. The Santa Barbara City Council has declined to designate it a city landmark because of opposition by the property owner.


More Santa Barbara housing options dedicated to low-income seniors is available with the completion of the Grace Village Apartments development on Upper State Street, which had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The complex has 57 one-bedroom, one-bath units for rent ranging $506-$1,012 a month, based on area median income, and is set to welcome residents in April on the former site of Grace Lutheran Church at 3869 State St. The three-story building offers on-site management and supportive services, a community room, a garden, laundry facilities, elevators, as well as a rooftop deck and balconies for each unit.


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With another storm expected to douse Santa Barbara County beginning early Tuesday, emergency officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders for some communities below recent wildfire burn areas. The mandatory orders will be in effect starting 8 p.m. Monday for areas the county has identified as being at "extreme high risk" for dangerous debris flows, shown in red on the county risk map.


A mandatory evacuation was ordered Monday evening ahead of a round of wet weather for residents living near burn scars. All residents living in the extreme risk areas, near the Thomas, Sherpa, and Whittier burn areas, were ordered to leave by 8 p.m. Monday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.


Scenario. It's summer: you're just getting out of your last class of the day. Your throat strains to swallow what little saliva is left in your mouth, as your cracked lips writhe and strain in the hot Santa Barbara sun over dry teeth that scrape against the inside of your mouth.


The UC Santa Barbara softball team concluded play at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic on Sunday morning with a 7-4 win over Cleveland State. The Gauchos opened the scoring in the top of the second inning with a single by Alyssa Diaz that brought Sierra Altmeyer home.


A worker removes oil from the sand at Refugio State Beach on May 21, 2015. President Trump will visit Southern California on Tuesday for the first time since he traumatized the state's liberal consensus by winning the White House.

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