Monday, September 26, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 29

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What does North County need to create a bike/pedestrian culture?

Education on the benefits of riding or walking outside.
Residents who actually want to do those things.
New city planners.
Are you kidding? It's dangerous to travel outside the confines of your car in North County!

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Santa Barbara County Arts Commission hosts exhibit celebrating Californian Mixtecos


The recent opening reception for the Betteravia Gallery’s latest exhibit was buzzing with voices. The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission welcomed the traveling exhibit Campos de Ensueños along with the photographers whose work is showcased therein, and the commission pulled out all th...

Doctoral dedication: Allan Hancock College's Jill Thayer shares a career-spanning exhibit of her art


It takes quite a lot of resources, both financial and intellectual, to achieve a doctorate in any field of study. A Ph.D. in the arts, however, also calls on a tremendous amount of creative energy to earn the distinction. Allan Hancock College’s fine arts instructor Jill Thayer braved all the...

Orcutt Children's Arts Foundation annual Chalk Festival happens Sept. 24


The Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation (OCAF) celebrates its fifth annual Chalk Festival in Old Town Orcutt on Sept. 24. The fundraising event welcomes visitors for an afternoon of amateur and professional-level chalk painting, with all proceeds going toward arts programs for kids in Orcutt sch...

Los Alamos to celebrate Old Days Sept. 23 - 25


Each year the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club sponsors the Los Alamos Days Celebration, which showcases the town’s unique and historic character with a parade, artisan fair, car show, auctions, and more. The festivities begin with a chili kick-off party on the evening of Sept. 23 and contin...

Charter schools video competition deadline nears


The Center for Education Reform will close the entries for its “Hey John Oliver! Back Off My Charter School” video contest on Sept. 26. The contest was born after John Oliver of HBO’s Last Week Tonight ran a segment criticizing charter schools. Charter school students, parents, an...