Latest Santa Barbara, California Stories

2014-07-09 12:23:23

Program to donate $15,000 to environmental nonprofits in Santa Barbara SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Andrea Adams-Morden and Rebecca Claassen as the 2014 finalists for Santa Barbara's Cox Conserves Heroes program, which recognizes volunteers for creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. The public is being asked to vote through August 6 to determine the winner. To vote, visit...

2014-07-08 08:37:15

New college presidents are appointed at The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law and Saybrook University. TCS Education System welcomes a new senior vice president. CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO, and SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TCS Education System (TCS Ed) is pleased to announce exciting leadership changes at the nonprofit consortium as well as at two of its colleges. Deborah Markos joins TCS Ed as senior vice president for student strategies...

2014-06-25 23:04:10

McGinity's book is a journey through several countries and continents — North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Mexico and Antarctica. Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Frank E. McGinity has self-published his first book — a collection of articles that have been published in Santa Barbara newspapers and websites about his travels around the world, complete with color photographs. Readers may enjoy Frank's stories if they have had a similar travel experience, or...

2014-06-04 20:21:59

National Charity Evaluator Recognizes Vitamin Angels as an Exceptional Nonprofit SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vitamin Angels - a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that distributes vitamins and minerals to children and mothers in need - has received its 7(th) 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a national charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. This places Vitamin Angels in an elite category...

2014-06-03 23:11:03

Senior Living Community Addresses Growing Need for Residential Living in Santa Barbara Area Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Valle Verde, a senior living community in Santa Barbara, recently completed construction on 40 new single-story residences and will offer the newest residential living option for older adults in the area. “The need for residential living has grown and is continuing to grow since we first opened in 1966,” said Tim Wetzel, executive director at Valle...

The Added Value of Local Food Hubs
2014-05-21 03:31:02

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara A case study of UCSB’s residential dining services shows that serving local and sustainable produce benefits the community at large As the largest purchaser of wholesale produce in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara’s residential dining services provided the perfect avenue for a pilot project incorporating local pesticide-free or certified organic produce into an institutional setting. The idea was conceived almost 10 years ago, when a group...

2014-05-19 23:04:42

Univera trip included time in the field observing distributions of vitamins with non-profit, Vitamin Angels SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 As part of its commitment to revitalizing communities, Univera founder and chairman Bill Lee and the company’s Serve First team recently returned from the Dominican Republic, where they assisted Vitamin Angels' in-country partners in distributing multivitamins and albendazole, a deworming treatment, to the country’s at-risk children and...

2014-05-05 23:10:42

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, a member of the Independent Collection, to Host Oceanfront Yoga on Second Saturdays Through Its Summer Yoga Series With Canadian Lifestyle and Activewear Brand Lolë Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Grab a yoga mat, work your core, and indulge in the sunlight and beach breeze for a divine wellness experience. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara announced today that the historic Independent Collection (IC) hotel will be teaming up with Canadian lifestyle and active...

2014-04-15 08:24:25

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Challenge Steven Handelman Studios' was recently featured on the front page of the Home and Garden section of the Santa Barbara News Press. In the article, founder and lead designer, Steven Handelman tells the story of how he was given the opportunity to transform the work of Samuel Yellin, the most famous ironworker of the 20(th) Century. While working for Ron Burns, a retired executive from advertising giant, J. Walter...

2014-04-15 08:23:27

Solar-Powered Lights Ideal For Sites Lacking Grid Infrastructure PALM CITY, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sol Inc. has announced that it recently completed the installation of commercial solar outdoor lights along the Maria Ygnacia Creek Trail, a 3.22-mile path in Goleta, Calif. The trail is popular with pedestrians in West Santa Barbara and Goleta, as well as with recreational and semi-pro cyclists, and bicycle commuters traveling the Pacific coast route in Santa Barbara...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'