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Laguna Blanca School Opens New Science Center
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 5, 2021

It’s open – and it’s beautiful. On Monday, September 27, there was a ribbon cutting and VIP guest reception for the new 5,500-square-foot Center for Science and Innovation at Laguna Blanca School’s Hope Ranch campus, which houses the Nakamura STEM Research and Innovation Lab, the updated Jackson Physics Labs, the Mosher Foundation Outdoor classroom, Gainey […]

Let Curiosity Reign: MOXI Officially Reopens
By Briana Westmacott   |   June 3, 2021

Soft light flooded through a wall of windows casting Peter Pan-like shadows of the small children dashing by. An aura of excitement bubbled around the children as they entered the MOXI Museum. One especially enthusiastic boy, who couldn’t have been much more than two years old, rushed through the doors. His eyes settled on the […]

Showing its MOXI: Innovative Spirit Helps Organization Continue to Support Children’s Quest for Knowledge
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 6, 2021

Every organization had to pivot to produce programs during the pandemic. But for the MOXI museum, innovation comes with the territory. Indeed, that’s what the “I” in the nonprofit’s name (Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation) stands for.  “What the pandemic forced us to do is to take what we do best — which is […]

The Power Of Ted
By Mitchell Kriegman   |   June 4, 2020

This is a story about moving from Chaos to Order. We need that right? It’s also about the Adventures of Mark and TED. Who is TED? The question is rather what? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and at this point it’s an American media institution, a publicly sourced think tank, that holds conferences all […]

‘A Time of Innovation’: Santa Barbara-area Schools Wade into the Uncharted Territory of ‘Remote Learning’
By Nick Schou   |   May 17, 2020

On Friday, March 13, yes Friday the 13th, all schools in California, public and private, closed their doors for the foreseeable future. Then Santa Barbara, like much of the rest of the state, had at most a single week to switch to an entirely new, online model of education, by now known to most as […]

Santa Barbara’s Dire Pre-Existing Conditions and COVID-19
By Mitchell Kriegman   |   April 16, 2020

“Put it this way, the glass is more than half empty. Let’s just throw the glass out the window. Let’s forget it. There’s distrust. There’s disdain. That kind of baggage,” Jason Harris admitted. He’s Santa Barbara’s newly hired, first ever, Economic Development Manager (EDM). He’s moving his family from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks, not […]

TEDxLagunaBlanca
By Paige Levinson   |   January 23, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Laguna Blanca School will host its third annual TEDxLagunaBlancaSchool event. With this year’s theme set as RE.IMAGINE, speakers and attendees will be encouraged to re-think what they know, rebel against what’s been done before, and re-discover truths about society and the world around them. Members of the student team have […]

FestForums Goes to 11 with Harry Shearer & Maureen Ford
By Joanne Calitri   |   November 1, 2018

The 9th semi-annual FestForums (FF) Santa Barbara takes place November 14-16, at the Hilton SB Beachfront Resort. Its full-on educational and entertainment programs address cutting-edge technology, sponsorships, talent, ticketing, scheduling, working with brands, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation, and safety. FF truly is unique as it unites festivals and events from around the world of all […]

Moxi Night in Motion
By Lynda Millner   |   October 11, 2018

MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation Museum was the place to be when they held their MOXI Night In Motion to raise funds for the new Community Partners Membership program. “They will be able to provide free and reduced admission for thousands of underserved students, teachers, and families and set curious minds in […]

Annual Christmas Fest to Spread Love
By Scott Craig   |   November 23, 2017

Westmont hosts its 13th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, and Choral Union on Friday, December 1, at 7 pm; Saturday, December 2, at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday, December 3, at 3 pm, all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. […]