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Local Happenings

  • Santa Barbara's Holiday Happenings!

    December 9th, 2022

    Enjoy festive findings all season long at markets, parades, light shows, and more.  Read More »

  • Small Business Saturday

    November 16th, 2022

    Montecito has been a longtime advocate for small business, and this year’s Shop Small initiative falls on Saturday, November 26th. The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to encourage and support the special small businesses in our community while getting ahead on holiday gift shopping.  Read More »

  • Watch Santa Barbara Students Shine

    November 4th, 2022

    Santa Barbara is a great place to raise a family – that much is clear. It seems like things are translating pretty seamlessly to the classrooms, too.  Read More »

  • Spooky Season in Santa Barbara

    October 19th, 2022

    Whether you’re excited to take a trip to a pumpkin patch, visit a corn maze, or enjoy music, costumes, and candy – spooky season is finally here. Fall in Montecito and Santa Barbara means an abundance of harvest-themed celebrations and plenty of family-friendly events.  Read More »

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    Supporting Small, Local Businesses During the Holiday Season

    December 15th, 2020

    2020 has been quite the year...but that won’t keep us from spreading the holiday cheer! As we face a second stay-at-home order, supporting small, local businesses is a great way to check off your wish list while keeping funds within our community. Here in Santa Barbara, we are so fortunate to have such a wide variety of artisans and small businesses at our fingertips. Here are a few ways you can support some of your favorite local vendors during this unique holiday season.  Read More »

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    Montecito Journal

    June 30th, 2020

    Gwyn Lurie, who recently acquired the Montecito Journal, is on the helm of the paper’s production and has executed many wonderful things for the newspaper and Montecito’s community. Lurie has taken on the challenge to keep local journalism alive and has dedicated the last few months of her ownership into highlighting and reflecting on our communities many accomplishments and events.  Read More »

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    Montecito's Ghost Village Road Oct. 31

    October 30th, 2018

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    Spend Memorial Weekend At the Beach!

    May 22nd, 2018

    Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and what better way to spend the holiday than out in the Southern California sun on one of Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches.Hammonds Beach in Montecito is a local’s spot hidden away amongst several beachfront homes and is popular for surfing & swimming, gathering with friends or simply relaxing and enjoying the picturesque view and weather.  Read More »

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    Thomas Fire & Mudflow: January 9th, 2018

    January 21st, 2018

    Having survived the Thomas Fire to then endure a terrible tragedy, this is a story of a community coming together in times of devastation and loss to rebuild and restore.  Read More »

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    Santa Barbara's Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta!

    July 27th, 2017

    A comprehensive itinerary for 2017's Old Spanish Days Fiesta activities and events! August 2-6, 2017  Read More »