Tag archives: award

Cold Spring School Accepts Awards
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 7, 2023

Cold Spring School accepted both the California Distinguished School and California Exemplary Arts in Education awards from state Superintendent Tony Thurmond on Feb. 16 at the Disneyland Hotel. Cold Spring is the only school in the state to receive both honors. Five Santa Barbara County elementary schools were named 2023 California Distinguished Schools by the […]

TPRC Wins National Award for Ring Net Project But Work to Shield Montecito from Future Disaster Has Only Begun
By Jerry Roberts   |   March 22, 2022

In a bittersweet ceremony, Montecito’s The Project for Resilient Communities (TPRC) on Sunday received a prestigious national award for the private-public project that installed protective ring nets in canyons where deadly torrents surged down in the 1/9 disaster. Three leaders of the Virginia-based ReadyCommunities Partnership, which spotlights and supports efforts across the nation demonstrating “resiliency […]

The Future We Fear is Here
By Gwyn Lurie   |   March 19, 2022

Remember the 2018 devastating debris flow that changed Montecito forever? Those of us who lived here at the time do. Like it happened yesterday, with all the pain and loss and destruction it brought. But for those who made Montecito their home post-debris flow (or PDF as I like to call it), the knowledge of […]

A Santa Barbara First: Winemaker Greg Brewer Gets Top Honor
By Gabe Saglie   |   November 26, 2020

The latest honor for winemaker Greg Brewer is a perk for Santa Barbara County, too: it’s the first time a Santa Barbara-based vintner has been named Winemaker of the Year by the popular publication, Wine Enthusiast. “The accolade is flattering because my name is on it,” Brewer said last week after the award was announced. […]

Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara Announces Harvest Festival Award Winners
By Nick Schou   |   November 19, 2020

Earlier this year, the Journal highlighted the laudable efforts of our local beekeeping society, the Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara, to promote the health and welfare of our local pollinators. Aside from promoting best practices for maintaining beehives and providing resources for humane hive removal, the group also urges local residents to maintain bee-friendly gardens, […]

Westmont’s New Website Wins Award
By Scott Craig   |   October 29, 2020

The Westmont College website, which has undergone a five-year overhaul, won the Web Marketing Association’s 2020 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Best Faith-Based Website. A select group of independent judges from around the world selected Westmont’s website for setting the standard of excellence in website development. In 2015, Westmont began crafting new brand guidelines, messaging, […]

MUS Named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 1, 2020

US. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized Montecito Union School (MUS) as one of the 367 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. MUS won the coveted honor in the “Exemplary High Performing Schools” category which honors each state’s highest performing schools. Montecito Union School is a one-school district serving the community of Montecito with transitional […]

Local Teen Earns Eagle Scout Award
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 5, 2020

Jamie Borghesani, 17, of Santa Barbara and a member of Montecito Troop 33 has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Jamie and members of his troop, along with family and friends, celebrated the achievement at a Court of Honor ceremony on February 22 at […]

Seeing Gold
By Richard Mineards   |   February 20, 2020

It wasn’t quite the Olympics, but KEYT-TV reporters Kelsey Gerckens and Tracy Lehr were definitely going for gold at the 70th annual Golden Mike awards in Los Angeles. The ABC affiliate broadcaster on TV Hill won the coveted trophies at a glittering Radio and Television News Association of Southern California gala at the Universal Hilton, […]

Local Realtor Named Carpinterian of the Year
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 20, 2020

Lori Bowles, an affiliate agent with the Montecito office of Coldwell Banker Realty, was named the Carpinterian of the Year for 2019 by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. “I am honored to be named the Carpinterian of the Year,” said Bowles. “As a happy resident for over 35 years, I have loved giving back […]

Beverlye’s Bounty
By James Buckley   |   September 12, 2019

Telling us she is “shocked beyond belief,” and that it was the “most exciting honor I have ever received,” MJ columnist (“Aging in High Heels”) Beverlye Fead forwarded to us the following message she received recently: “On behalf of the Alliance for Aging Research, we applaud your inspiring career as an author, speaker, and activist. […]