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2011-05-19 23:07:07

To David Cleveland, a professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara, it seemed as though Santa Barbara County would be a great example of what many are advocating as a solution to the problems of a conventional agrifood network "“"“ a local food system. Santa Barbara County ranks in the top 1 percent of counties in the United States in value of agricultural products, with 80 percent of that value in fruits and vegetables. Farmers here grow some of the best fruits and...

2011-05-11 10:50:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is only once place in the western United States where valleys run east to west, and that's Santa Barbara County. Quietly tucked into the hills and valleys of California's transverse range of mountains, the Santa Maria Valley's vineyards experience a direct channel to the nearby Pacific Ocean. This geographic anomaly results in hundreds of mini-micro-climates and a diverse portfolio of wines grown. "Unfortunately, though, information...

2011-03-28 16:12:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The world premiere of the epic action-adventure YOUR HIGHNESS YOUR HIGHNESS cast member/writer/executive producer Danny McBride; cast members James Franco and Justin Theroux; WHO: director David Gordon Green; and producer Scott Stuber WHERE: UC Santa Barbara Pollock Theater Santa Barbara, CA 93106 WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2011 4:00 PM...

2010-12-14 13:56:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Katie Jackson, the 24-year-old daughter of Cambria Winery proprietor Barbara Banke and wine industry pioneer Jess Jackson, cannot remember a time when the art and business of making wine wasn't part of almost every aspect of her life. To document her experiences and share a behind-the-scenes look at Cambria Winery, Katie has launched the blog http://katie.cambriawines.com. The blog covers day-to-day life at the Santa Maria, Calif.-based...

2010-10-31 00:12:58

TechXpress Chief Technology Officer Allen Mapalo was recently honored as one of 40 up-and-coming business leaders under the age of 40 who work in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 TechXpress Chief Technology Officer Allen Mapalo was recently honored as one of 40 up-and-coming business leaders under the age of 40 who work in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Mapalo and the other 40 Under 40 award recipients...

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2010-09-27 06:25:00

The Air Force said that a U.S. space surveillance satellite was launched late Saturday from the central California coast. Officials from Vandenberg Air Force Base said in a news release that the Minotaur 4 rocket launched at 9:41 p.m. Pacific time while carrying the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite launched. The satellite was designed to detect and monitor space debris, as well as satellites and other space objects that could threaten national security, communications and weather...

2010-06-15 14:50:00

PORTAGE, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatron, Inc., a global leader in providing integrated property tax and records management software for state and local governments, today announced that it has been awarded the contract from the Santa Barbara County, Calif. Treasurer-Tax Collector and Auditor-Controller offices for its GRM integrated property tax software and related professional services. Serving a constituency of over 430,000, the Santa Barbara County Treasurer-Tax Collector...

2010-03-26 12:49:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- What: "Repeal the Bill" Patriotic Protest March & Rally When: Saturday, March 27, 2010 Assemble: Santa Barbara: De la Guerra Plaza @ 2:45- 3:00 PM March: Begins @ 3:00 Rally: Santa Barbara County Courthouse @ 3:20 PM Cost: Free "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness....

2010-03-17 14:07:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Vincent Armenta, Tribal Chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, was named "Tribal Leader of the Year" by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA). Honored at a ceremony held today at NAFOA's "Next Decade Finance" conference in New Orleans, the award is presented to a tribal leader who has displayed foresight and resolve in the financial advancement of their tribe. "Chairman Armenta exemplifies the type of...

2009-10-18 12:55:00

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-18 Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built under contract for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was launched this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 9:12 am PDT. "After several years of building, integrating, upgrading and testing DMSP F-18, our third Block 5D-3 spacecraft, it was enormously satisfying to see this morning's launch and hear that we have a healthy...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.