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Adelante is a pearl in the Santa Barbara community," said David Bautista, who began his new post as the school's executive director and principal on Monday. Selected by the school's Board of Directors, Bautista comes to Adelante Charter School, a public elementary school that teaches in Spanish and English, from the Oregon Department of Education, where he was assistant superintendent.


Can't type... keys... melting... That's basically how it felt all around the County this weekend and through Monday with these extreme temperatures. Edhatters shared their reports here .


A man suffered moderate injuries Tuesday night when he lost control of his vehicle, which became airborne in a spectacular crash on Santa Barbara's Upper Eastside. The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Constance Avenue near Anacapa Street, according Capt.


The hits keep coming and the money keeps flowing in the expensive race to replace outgoing Rep. Lois Capps , and the attacks are getting personal. Two weeks ago it was the Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC that launched an $328,000 TV attack on Republican candidate Justin Fareed, a 28-year-old former Capitol Hill staffer, comparing him to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


Nancy Jean Salvucci, 61, passed away peacefully at home in Santa Barbara, California, on Sept. 20th, 2016, surrounded by loved ones.


Londi is survived by his wife of 71 years, Helen Ciabattoni; his daughters, Karen Ciabattoni and Sally Saenger; his son-in-law, Skip Saenger; and his granddaughter, Mahealani Ciabattoni. Londi was a good athlete and excelled in track and football.


After multiple national searches, Marymount of Santa Barbara has announced several new faculty members with impressive track records in education are joining the school's staff. Marymount's small pupil-teacher ratio helps ensure students get individual attention and benefit from teacher expertise.


In the People v. Jacob Finerty saga, in which a workers' compensation-claiming police officer was found to be competing in weight-lifting competitions while on disability for a back injury, the defendant threw in the towel on Friday, making an open plea.


Thomas A.B. Arnold, principal of the Santa Barbara firm of Hammock, Arnold, Smith and Company, has been awarded the professional designation certified general real estate appraiser by the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. Requirements for general certification include bachelor's degree, post graduate classroom work, confirmed valuation experience, and passing the state examination.


Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to include communication skills and the need to treat each other with kindness and respect as a regular part of the elementary and middle school health curriculum. Part of a long-standing effort by Jackson to prevent sexual assault, Senate Bill 1435 will stipulate that the next revision of the health framework for kindergarteners through eighth graders in California's public schools include age and developmentally appropriate information on resolving disagreements, treating each other with respect, and responding to bullying or harassment.


The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti , will assemble singers from throughout the region for performances of Beethoven's jubilant and inspiring Symphony No. 9 Oct. 15 and 16 at the Granada Theatre .


While attendees sat inside the Arlington Theatre Sunday night for a concert to honor the lives of gun violence victims, 15 Americans were shot to death, said Bob Weiss, whose daughter Veronika, 19, was murdered in front of her sorority house in the 2014 Isla Vista mass shooting. More than 200 cities participated, including Santa Barbara and major venues in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami.


A bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last week opens up shower facilities at community colleges to homeless students who could use them. Introduced by Assemblyman Das Williams , D-Santa Barbara, the law allows students who are in good standing with the college, are enrolled and have paid their enrollment fees, to use the facilities, which often are limited to students taking physical education courses.


When I asked the ever-congenial David Starkey how he's feeling, he responded, "Like I'm being pulled in different directions." That's in part because his first grandchild was about to be born, but the deeper reason is that David is quite the renaissance man: He's a poet, playwright, college professor, director of 's Creative Writing Program, textbook author, television show host, and publisher of Gunpowder Press, which publishes poetry books.


Local and state early childhood services leaders discuss Santa Barbara County's needs, including for children of lower-income households A panel on early childhood education convened by the nonprofit Common Sense Kids Action included, from right, UCSB associate professor Matt Quirk; Common Sense founder and CEO James Steyer; state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara; and Joyce Stone, program manager of the Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council. Underneath the desirability and conscientious attitude of the Santa Barbara area exists an alarmingly limited access to vital early childhood services.


Sunny. High near 90F. ESE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Stronger winds in and below canyons and passes.


Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking views a CGI alien civilization on the exoplanet Gliese 832c in this still from the new documentary "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places." In 2010, the famed astrophysicist said that intelligent aliens may be rapacious marauders, roaming the cosmos in search of resources to plunder and planets to conquer and colonize .

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