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Healthcare providers and community members gathered at Braille Institute Santa Barbara for a free presentation on the Future of Stem Cell Therapy. Amir Kashani, M.D., Ph.D Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at USC Roski Eye Institute and Dennis Clegg, Ph.D., Professor at UCSB, founder of the UCSB Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering and Co-Principal Investigator of The California Project to Cure Blindness were the guest experts.


This doesn't mean that it the e-waste is from here, but it's piqued my interest about where it goes and who is monitoring this here. NOTE: We are testing a new Comment Preview Page.


Santa Barbara Girl Scout Carleigh Ornelas has just received the Girl Scouts highest honor, the Gold Award for her project "Live, Love, Rescue Club" at San Marcos High School. The club is making an impact on local animal rescue shelters by collecting money and donations based on a rescue's online "wish list."


Grace Housing, Inc. was established by the membership of the former Grace Lutheran Church of Santa Barbara. The non-profit was created to serve the greater Santa Barbara community in support of critical basic human needs such as food, shelter, and housing for families and individuals.


Supporters join Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino as she announces her plans to run for re-election Friday evening at Santa Maria Town Center West. "It's very important the community come together and celebrate what we are as a community," she says."


Locals and visitors from all walks of life ditched their pool noodles and the beach on Saturday to celebrate the start of summer at a gigantic, music-packed street parade through the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration has been wowing crowds for more than four decades.


A Santa Barbara County helicopter plucked two hikers who were overheated and exhausted out of the back country Saturday afternoon, according to the county Fire Department . The hikers - reportedly a man and woman in their late 20s - called for help shortly before 1:30 p.m., Fire Capt.


If you're looking for the silver lining in Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union, it might be a long and frustrating search. The Brexit vote could generate ripples of trouble from the U.K., to the U.S. and the rest of the world for years to come, a UC Santa Barbara scholar said.


The Queen Palm has been a main contributor to Santa Barbara's lush, subtropical look for over 100 years. Native to Brazil and Argentina, it was introduced into our town in the late 1800's and soon became widely used in public and private landscapes and as a street tree.


The 2015-2016 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury reviewed the inmate intake procedures of the Santa Barbara County Main Jail to ensure that the facility is operating within the scope of California Code of Regulations Title 15 and the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office Custody Operations Policy and Procedures Manual. This report outlines the operations, procedures, and observations of the intake screening process and includes findings and recommendations made by the Jury.


The Chef Cycle Bicycle Ride will move through Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties for three days next week. On Monday, June 27, the cyclists will leave Monterey and ride south to King City using a portion of US Highway 101 near Jolon Road.


In front of Starbucks on the 500 block of State Street in Santa Barbara sits Nevaeh - a 35-pound female American Staffordshire terrier mix with brown brindle fur. As a UPS driver approaches her, she greets him with a tail wag as he pets her head while he passes.


Firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a report of a vegetation fire on the north side of La Cumbre Peak, in the mountains above Santa Barbara. Crews from Santa Barbara County and the U.S. Forest Service were dispatched shortly after 2 p.m. to the blaze, according to Manny Madrigal, a Forest Service spokesman.


It's National Take your Dog to Work Day and edhatters share photos of their dog working throughout the community. The unofficial holiday was created by Pet Sitters International in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies.


A fire that broke out late Thursday night behind a Mesa-area restaurant caused an estimated $20,000 damage, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department . Firefighters dispatched shortly after 11:30 p.m. to the Mesa Verde restaurant found smoke and flames coming from the rear of the building, said fire Battalion Chief Robert Mercado.


The Sherpa fire, which broke out June 15 in mountainous terrain at the top of Refugio Road in Goleta, has charred nearly 7,500 acres. But the blaze, expected to reach full containment by midnight tonight, may turn out to have a silver lining - at least from a scientific standpoint.


Multiple commercial and residential development projects span Goleta, mostly along Hollister Avenue, and among those is a senior assisted-living facility with a $20 million price tag next door to Ellwood Elementary School . With a scheduled completion of late June 2017, the property for Mariposa at Ellwood Shores will remain in the foundation stage until mid-July, according to Craig Shallanberger, senior project manager.

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