Why I am Running for Montecito Water Board
By Ken Coates   |   September 6, 2018

Four years ago, I attended my first Montecito Water Board meeting hoping to understand why Montecito and Summerland residents had to endure water rationing, penalty rates, and the threat of a service cut off. In subsequent meetings, it was clear that the management and the board had no strategic plan, as mandated by the State, […]

Montecito Teen Launches Vision Screening Program
By Ken Coates   |   July 26, 2018

Mason Lender, a Montecito resident and Santa Barbara High School senior, is the founder of Eyes for Success, an organization formed by a group of high school students who interface with community agencies to spread the message about early vision screening. The group produces and distributes written materials to local agencies and schools, volunteers to […]