Tag archives: Montecito YMCA

YMCA Presents Plans, Again
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 28, 2021

After a more than 13-year journey, plans for renovating and enhancing the Montecito YMCA on Santa Rosa Lane are moving forward once again, amid some angst and concern from neighbors and members of the community at large. With story poles going up earlier this month in anticipation of last week’s Montecito Board of Architectural Review […]

YMCA Project Moves Forward – Finally
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 15, 2021

After nearly 13 years in the making, plans for expanding and remodeling the Montecito YMCA are once again moving forward, with the YMCA’s project application expected to be submitted to Santa Barbara County by the end of the month. “We’re still here, and the project is still happening,” said YMCA executive director Mike Yamasaki, who […]

YMCA Revises Plan
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2018

It’s been nearly a decade since reps from the Montecito YMCA set out to renovate and enhance the community facility on Santa Rosa Lane. After multiple iterations, revisions, and countless community meetings, a new conceptual design is in the works, with new renderings released this week.  The former, more expansive plan, which was submitted to […]

YMCA’s Capital Campaign
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 10, 2018

Coming to the close of its annual Capital Campaign, the YMCA is still $40,000 short of its goal to raise $125,000. “We are currently working with the Santa Barbara resource network to provide free memberships to families affected by the January 9 debris flow, in addition to our normal program and membership subsidies,” said executive […]

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 26, 2018

On April 21, the California Highway Patrol’s chipmunk mascot, Chipper, helped to donate toys to families affected by the recent fires and mudslides at the Montecito YMCA.  Spin Master toy company donated 12.5 pallets of toys to the California Highway Patrol. Chipper passed out toys and greeted kids at the event, which is a national […]

Reopening the Village
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 1, 2018

Within the last week, Montecito started to return to normal, with the gradual reopening of the upper village shops, the YMCA, Montecito Library, several preschools, and Montecito Union School.   The shops and restaurants in the upper village were closed a significant portion of December, due to mandatory evacuations during the Thomas Fire. Reopened for […]

Montecito’s Year in Review 2017
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 4, 2018

As another year passes, we reflect on notable events in the Montecito community. From California’s largest wildfire, progress on development and new businesses, school happenings, retirements, and more, 2017 was a busy year in Montecito. While far from all-inclusive, here is a snapshot of our community’s happenings in 2017.  Thomas Fire   Without a doubt, […]