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The Santa Barbara Music Club offers its second free concert of the new season at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Faulkner Gallery at the downtown Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Pianist Mao Saito will begin the hour with a performance of Alexander Scriabin's Piano Sonata No. 3 in f#-minor, Opus 23 .


The Santa Barbara Public Library System will host concerts by musician Nathalia for children and families. A native of Colombia, Nathalia writes and performs original bilingual songs that are fun, catchy, and educational for children and grown-ups alike.


The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will perform two of the world's most cherished piano masterworks with the help of German-born virtuoso Markus Groh at the Granada Theatre on November 19 and 20. Mr. Groh will join Symphony Principal Natasha Kislenko for Mozart's exquisite Concerto for Two Pianos before tackling Tchaikovsky's famed Piano Concerto No 1. Ms. Kislenko will be the featured soloist for Manuel de Falla's lush and arresting Nights in the Gardens of Spain to open both concerts.


BizHawk is published weekly, and includes items of interest to the business community. Share your business news, including employee announcements and personnel moves, by emailing [email protected] Now open atop Antioch University in Santa Barbara is The Honey B , a waffle sandwich and "Buddha Bowl" rooftop caf at 602 Anacapa St. The restaurant is the creation of Katie Belanger, whose chocolate-raspberry cake won a 2014 episode of the reality TV show On the Menu after she moved to California from the Midwest.


The Goleta City Council is considering different options for managing its local library, and may decide to take over control from the city of Santa Barbara . At this week's meeting, council members provided feedback and received an update on the Goleta Valley Library regarding future governance and management.


Winners of the 26th Annual Kids Fight Drugs Poster Contest have been selected. Each year, the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse asks Santa Barbara County students in grades K-8 to design and submit posters that express their commitment to living a drug-free lifestyle.


Channel Technologies, a Santa Barbara-area ceramic components maker that built products used in the Navy's sonar gear for decades, has filed for bankruptcy protection amid losses on long-term contracts. The company was expected to lose $11.6 million this year on around $30 million in revenue as it struggled to meet the terms of contracts it bid on earlier.


The Junior League of Santa Barbara announces its 80th Anniversary Rummage Sale, happening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Earl Warren Showgrounds , Exhibit Hall. Community members interested in a premier first-look experience and early access to the sale can buy a $15 ticket for the pre-sale party, happening 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. First established in 1934, the community-based rummage sale is one of Santa Barbara's longest-standing charity events and serves to benefit both the Junior League and provide low-cost, new and gently used merchandise to the community.


With champagne flowing and some 200 people in attendance, Valle Verde Retirement Community marked its 50th anniversary recently with a toast to those who have lived or worked on the Hidden Valley campus for more than 20 years. The festivities included performances by the Valle Verde Vocalizers and Jazz Plus.


Recently, a story appeared highlighting a housing-affordability study conducted by a finance-industry publication. In the report, our region was identified as one of the least affordable housing markets in the country.


The city of Toba, Japan, resides on a scenic coastline near the northeast end of the Shima Peninsula , facing the Pacific Ocean. Even though a one-way trip from Santa Barbara is more than 5,000 miles, the two cities have similar scenery and interests that have forged a long-lasting relationship.


The issue of recreational vehicle parking received a passionate dissection Tuesday, as the Santa Barbara City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to ban all on-street parking for oversized vehicles, including RVs. The new parking regulations will apply to vehicles that are that are more than 25 feet long, 80 inches wide or 82 inches high, with a number of exceptions.


Rapture , a short symphonic composition by contemporary composer Christopher Rouse, followed the orchestra's rendition of the national anthem signaling that the 2016-17 season had begun. No one took a knee during either work.


The event put on by the Pacific Pride Foundation was in response to battery and hate crimes committed against two friends on State Street During a solidarity rally held Tuesday by the Pacific Pride Foundation, Saul Lerma and Richard Shiwietz talk about being harassed and assaulted by a stranger while they walked on State Street. Richard Shiwietz told a crowd in downtown Santa Barbara's De La Guerra Plaza Tuesday evening that throughout his childhood and early adult life, he had been bullied and harassed "for being different."


Santa Barbara-based Montecito Bank & Trust reported $10.9 million of net income in the third quarter, down from $12.2 million over the same period last year, but had strong loan and deposit growth. In 2016, MB&T discontinued reversals of excess loan loss reserves to support loan growth, which is reflected in the reduced year-to-date net income.


Along the Santa Barbara waterfront, where afternoon ocean breezes drift off the slow waves, mini-equestrians mount mechanical horses for a rhythmic, whirling, three-minute ride through Chase Palm Park. This is the daily scene at the Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel, which this year celebrates its centennial of catching the hearts and imaginations of galloping youngsters, with its carnivalesque organ music, Wild West paintings, and blinking lights.


On Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Santa Barbara Police Department will be partnering with the US Drug Enforcement Administration to hold another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.

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