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Santa Barbara wine tasting rooms in the Funk Zone are opening, closing and moving

This week two wine tasting room stables are closing in the Funk Zone, one with their fate unknown. On Sunday Oreana Winery closed its doors after two decades on Anacapa Street. Across the street, Santa Barbara Winery will be closing its doors Wednesday and moving locations. The post Santa Barbara wine tasting rooms in the Funk Zone are opening, closing and moving appeared first on NewsChannel 3-12.
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Carpinteria, CASanta Barbara Independent

Autumn Brands Uses Ladybugs, not Insecticides, to Control Cannabis Pests

Before you get to see the buds, you have to look at the bugs ― the ladybugs, that is. That’s how the farm tour at Autumn Brands in Carpinteria begins, with the admonition to pay attention not so much to the tall cannabis plants that fill these large greenhouses, but rather to the tiny insects and larvae that colonize them.
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Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Independent

Dwight Murphy Plan Includes Universally Accessible Playground

Dwight Murphy Field — the 10-acre space across the street from the Santa Barbara Zoo, known for being host to youth sports and Sunday soccer leagues — is receiving an innovative renovation with a brand-new, regulation-size soccer field and a first-of-its-kind, universally accessible, all-inclusive playground. Beebe Longstreet, who serves on...
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Measure U brings upgrades to Carpinteria’s gymnasium

Part of the Carpinteria High School conceptual plan in Measure U – the $90 million general obligation bond passed to address long standing facility, technology and infrastructure needs throughout the district – includes a $4 million dollar upgrade to the school’s gymnasium. The project, which began construction in July 2020,...
Westlake Village,

Review: Four Seasons Westlake Village, Los Angeles Area

One of my best friends just had a birthday and so a group of 3 of us planned a staycation in the Southern California area. I recently found out from a coworker that we have corporate rates including leisure travel at some Four Seasons properties. Earlier this month, I completed a stay at the Four Seasons Los Angeles Beverly Hills, so I was excited to try another property and compare the two. I paid about $240 all in for this property, and I think it was an amazing choice.
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Dayana Sabatin

Best Restaurants In Santa Barbara

A few weekends ago I went for a trip to Santa Barbara, a hip little town that surprised me in numerous ways. Not only is it fun and lively, but they also have some excellent dining options. It's also home to some of the best produce and seafood on the planet, so it's definitely a spot to check out.
Oak Park,

Student gardens encourage return of butterfly

Several schools in Oak Park will be welcoming back more than just students this fall; there will be butterflies, too. Working a collaboration with the Ventura County Resource Conservation District, some campuses in the Oak Park Unified School District will install milkweed gardens to encourage a regeneration of the monarch butterflies population in the region.
Agoura Hills,

STEAM: Meet An Exotic Animals Vet

Dr. Yvette Archie is a veterinarian at Veterinary Angels Medical Center in Agoura Hills where she and her team treat exotic animals. Of all the STEAM disciplines, Archie said her career relies most on science and math.
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Carpinterian wins countywide WaterWise Garden contest

With a smartly designed water thrifty pollinator garden, Donna Grubisic of Carpinteria clinched the grand prize of the countywide WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest. The program recognizes beautiful, water-efficient residential gardens throughout Santa Barbara County. Entries to the contest came from people cultivating residential gardens in the Santa Barbara (city and...
Ventura County,

When the owner’s away, the animals worry

Experts say it’s not uncommon for pets to feel anxious or to get lost now that people are returning to work and leaving home more often. “Be aware of what your pet needs, and really watch them,” said Donna Gillesby, deputy director at Ventura County Animal Services. Like many people,...
Thousand Oaks,

Here’s to the beer in Conejo Valley

Hoping to tap into the popularity of local craft breweries, a craft-cocktail bar in Thousand Oaks is putting a new focus on beer. Oak & Iron on Thousand Oaks Boulevard has announced a partnership with North Hollywood-based Lawless Brewing Company. The cocktail bar will feature Lawless’ brews on six taps.
Santa Barbara,

Top 11 Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara Now

Santa Barbara—the city where land meets the ocean—is one of those picture-postcard places you need to experience firsthand. Nicknamed “The American Riviera” for good reason, the coastal town has a lot to offer to everyone. Whether you’re a city dweller or a nature lover, you’re bound to fall in love with this place. And if you’re still wondering why you should visit Santa Barbara ASAP, here are a few to convince you.
Santa Barbara,

The Santa Barbara Bike Trails To Check Out Now

Biking might just be the best way to view the best of Santa Barbara. Gorgeous ocean views, Spanish-style architecture, memorable red-tile roofs, flower-decked courtyards, hidden passageways, and more awesome sights await exploration as you cycle Santa Barbara’s bike trails. Feel the breeze in your hair and see everything this bikeable city has to offer as you pedal along oceanside piers, climb winding roads, and descend full-speed down a single track.

Refined white floral editorial at California winery

You're really going to love this one. Trust me! When you choose a wedding venue as stunning as Sunstone Winery you don't need much in the way of extra décor. All it takes to elevate it to another level is a stylish classic tablescape with lush elegant florals, shown in this dreamy editorial hosted by Janna Brown Design Co. and captured by Fine Art Curation member, Belinda Jean Photography.
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Draughtsmen + Deckers + SBBT = Buy a Beer. Build a Community.

Santa Barbara Better Together Partners with Draughtsmen Aleworks for a Series of Charity Beers Brewed by the Local Brewery Santa Barbara brewery Draughtsmen Aleworks expands on its altruistic nature and charity pint night by producing a series of charity beers benefiting local nonprofit organizations. The first beer in the series is a collaboration with Deckers Brands and Santa Barbara Better Together (SBBT), a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation that gave over $1 million dollars to support small businesses throughout Santa Barbara County that were impacted by COVID-19. A portion of the beer sales will go to Santa Barbara Better Together’s grant fund. Santa Barbara Better Together aims to be small businesses’ biggest advocate in Santa Barbara County. Committee members have partnered with local businesses like Deckers Brands to provide funds and support to help small businesses thrive. SBBT’s goal is to raise an additional $10,000 this summer to support small businesses and economic vitality in the community.

California Coastal Spotlight: Downtown Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains—and only a day trip from Los Angeles—Downtown Santa Barbara’s natural beauty and historic architecture promise a scenic rendezvous on the Central Coast. With a year-round Mediterranean climate, amazing shopping, culinary wonders, renowned architecture, and authentic sense of place, Downtown Santa Barbara is a memorable spot that’ll enchant just about anyone who wanders through.