Tag archives: community outreach

93108Fund Distributes Needed Cash
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 23, 2020

A nonprofit that was started after the 2018 debris flow is getting much-needed cash into the hands of desperate hourly workers in Montecito quickly and efficiently, so that workers who have lost their jobs can pay for basic necessities like food, diapers, and medicine. The 93108Fund has given away $52,000 to 520 hourly workers who […]

Smile-Worthy Moments from Big Cities
By Montecito Journal   |   April 23, 2020

L.A. hotel opens its doors to the homeless during COVID-19. Communities around the world are under shelter in place orders, but staying home is not an option for homeless populations. A Los Angeles hotel is hoping to protect the health of its community’s most vulnerable residents by opening their doors to those living on the […]

Lend a Socially Distant Hand Project
By Joanne Calitri   |   April 23, 2020

Michael Baker, CEO of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, is turning the COVID-19 lockdown into an all-community outreach program with his new project, Lend a Socially Distant Hand. The project is multi-faceted, but its overall mission is to take advantage of this time when the clubs are dark and give […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   December 26, 2019

Our Banana Republic County Last month another article appeared in the WSJ about our Cannabis County. Unfortunately, every national story, and there have been many, is like a drip that slowly corrodes our historic brand. This story contained familiar themes: the odor, values, and the reality that cannabis tax revenues continue to underwhelm. What was […]

Saving Channel Drive’s Walking/Bicycling Path
By Montecito Journal   |   March 29, 2018

Montecito‘s bike and walking paths are slipping into the ocean. Recent heavy rains are eroding the bike path’s retaining wall along Channel Drive. The path is now dramatically undermined; easily viewable from the beach. In various areas, huge sections of retaining cement walls, mounds of cliff-side mud and trees litter the sand. This week, a […]