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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation welcomes Peter Jordano as Honorary Chairman of the Wings of Honor Committee. He brings his years of experience in the business sector as well as service in the Marine Corps to the committee.

 

Potable water production from Santa Barbara's desalination facility likely won't start until 2017, staff told the City Council Tuesday. Construction on the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant was expected to finish in October, but the discovery of contaminated soils and other delays has pushed that estimate to January, city principal engineer Linda Sumansky said.

 

Floyd then entered the U.S. Navy in January 1940. He served aboard the battleship USS W. Virginia and submarines USS Thresher and USS Macabi .

 

A group of parents filed a lawsuit against Santa Barbara County Public Health officials, and the state education and health departments over a new state law barring personal-belief exemptions for vaccinating children. Two of the plaintiff parents, Melanie Sunukjian and Douglas Mackenzie, have schoolchildren in Santa Barbara, one of whom with the Santa Barbara Unified School District .

 

Santa Barbara Unified School District is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the district/agency's central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party on request.

 

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is proud to announce an exciting new permanent feature at the museum. Since July 19, artist John Iwerks has been hard at work creating a mural depicting a Valley Oak habitat, one of the most iconic natural features of the Santa Ynez Valley.

 

Three Central Coast companies are the recipients of the newest series of United States Department of Energy grants awarded to small businesses. Awarded in late June at $1 million each, the grants for SixPoint Materials, Inc., MicroBio Engineering Inc., and Freedom Photonics, Buellton-based company SixPoint Materials has been making inroads in energy efficiency technology since its founding in 2006.

 

Festering bad blood between downstream water agencies drawing from Lake Cachuma and four South Coast agencies above the dam boiled over last week as the dam hit historic low-water marks - 11.5 percent - and the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District was setting aside too much water for steelhead restoration efforts, more than they were required to by federal oversight agencies. They also complained the South Coast water agency members - Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Montecito - failed to live up to the contractual obligations to cut back water use when the dam dropped down to the 100,000 acre-feet mark in 2013.

 

Few city planning projects in recent memory have stirred interest and garnered public participation the way Santa Barbara's Bicycle Master Plan has. After months of planning, public input, revision and more than a little controversy, the City Council on Tuesday adopted the city's planning guide for its bikeways.

 

Kathryn R. Martin , an interim leadership and transition specialist with more than 25 years' experience counseling and managing arts and cultural organizations nationwide, has been named interim executive director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. She will replace David Pratt, who was recently appointed chief executive of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia.

 

The Santa Barbara Police Department will be conducting DUI / driver's license checkpoints in the City of Santa Barbara on July 28, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Driver's licenses will be inspected. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.

 

If there was ever a fan of community colleges, it's Anthony Beebe, who was hired to be the new head of the institution as retiring president Lori Gaskin finishes up Aug. 1. "I really found out that, in my heart, this is the best way that you can possibly impact a large number of individuals," Beebe said of community colleges during an interview with Noozhawk. After working his way up through the administrative ranks at several community colleges, Beebe capped his pre-Santa Barbara career as the head the of the San Diego Community College District 's adult education program before two years as the president of SDCC .

 

Wolloff will oversee the Southern California consumer and commercial operations serving over 1.5 million households and businesses with video, high-speed internet, advanced voice and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions. She will be based in Frontier's Los Angeles area region headquarters and report to West Region President Melinda White.

 

The Granada Theatre is proud to announce the installation of an assistive listening system for patrons with hearing loss: the hearing loop system. The system is a wireless technology that transmits speech or music from the stage directly to guests' cochlear implants and hearing aids with T-coils.

 

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 's 2015 Classic Ride was so successful, the museum decided to do it again Aug. 14, 2016. Have the thrill of riding aboard a classic train car on a roundtrip to San Luis Obispo while listening to SBMM Executive Director Greg Gorga tell tales of local maritime history, seeing the sights and tasting local wines.

 

Santa Barbara-based American Riviera Bank reported net income of $1.425 million, or 33 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2016. That was up from $362,000, or 13 cents per share, over the same period last year.

 

Young singers will enjoy unparalleled exposure to the workings of a professional opera company under an exciting new educational program offered by Opera Santa Barbara . The Santa Barbara Youth Opera will provide singers ages 8-18 with tuition-free instruction and performance opportunities, including participation in the company's 2016-17 productions of Carmen in November and The Cunning Little Vixen in March, as well as an original children's opera production of Brunidbr in May. "This wonderful new program marks another layer of our commitment to programming and offering opportunities in the arts for our youth," said Steven Sharpe, general director of Opera Santa Barbara.

 
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