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Category Archives: Schools

Local Lowdown: Let There Be Light!

by lesliedinaberg on May 4, 2016

LightWorks: Isla Vista Illuminates a Vibrant Community By Leslie Dinaberg The parks and streets of Isla Vista will pulse with artistic spirit on May 19-21, when LightWorks: Isla Vista comes to life. This exciting series of temporary installations and performances that transform the parks of Isla Vista into illuminated evening spaces, engaging existing underutilized spaces […]

Wine Cask Hosts Fundraising Dinner for SBCC Culinary Arts Students

by lesliedinaberg on April 1, 2016

Here’s a great way to support future chefs while enjoying a delicious meal, Wine Cask hosts a fundraising dinner on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. to benefit Santa Barbara City College Culinary Arts students. Proceeds from the evening will provide an opportunity for students to travel to Madrid, Spain this summer with the SBCC […]

Editor’s Pick: Kids Helping Kids

by lesliedinaberg on December 14, 2015

There are a lot of ways to learn about philanthropy and economics, but the San Marcos High School Kids Helping Kids program has to be one of the most interesting and unique. Over the course of 11 years, students have volunteered more than 10,000 hours of work, resulting in $700,000 being raised for charitable purposes—to […]

Growing Green Schools

by lesliedinaberg on May 5, 2014

Inspiring students—and their families—to think globally and act locally, schools have become a vital incubator for environmental stewardship. Students in Santa Barbara High’s Green Academy learn about green biology, environmental science and chemistry, but they also get their hands dirty by maintaining a large production garden, complete with row crops, native plant insectary, fruit trees, […]

Wine Cask and bouchon Award SBCC Students with Scholarships + Internships

by lesliedinaberg on March 16, 2014

Alejandro Guillen, Alexander Italia and Alejandro Martinez have each been awarded a $2,500 scholarship on behalf of Mitchell Sjerven, owner of bouchon and co-owner of Wine Cask.  The American Riviera Scholarship is a grant program Sjerven created on behalf of his Santa Barbara restaurants, bouchon and Wine Cask, awarded to several deserving students enrolled in Santa Barbara City College’s School of Culinary Arts. Created […]

Howard School Gets OK to Expand Capacity

by lesliedinaberg on March 3, 2014

The Carpinteria Planning Commission recently voted unanimously to allow The Howard School  to expand its enrollment capacity from 80 to 100 students. Offering  pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade instruction, the Howard School, located at 5315 Foothill Rd. in Carpinteria, is the only school in Santa Barbara County that offers an education based on the Carden Method—a curriculum that […]

Santa Barbara’s Teen Stars Shine at The Granada on Feb. 8

by lesliedinaberg on January 29, 2014

Congratulations to the Teen Star Santa Barbara 2014 finalists: Jason Paras — Dos Pueblos High School Karlie Mack — San Marcos High School Zoë Lynn Burritt — Cabrillo High School Nathaniel Neumann — Dos Pueblos High School Grant Bower — Santa Barbara High School Mary-Grace Langhorne — Goleta Valley Junior High School Brandi Rose Lentini […]

Free Screening of “Dislecksia: The Movie” and Q & A with Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell

by lesliedinaberg on January 14, 2014

Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 individuals, and Harvey Hubbell (who has dyslexia) is spreading the word across the nation that dyslexia is a difference, not a disability. The award-winning independent filmmaker screens his well-reviewed film, Dislecksia: The Movie at a special appearance at Santa Barbara High School on Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. (700 E. […]

New Greeting Cards Support Santa Barbara High VADA Students

by lesliedinaberg on December 5, 2013

The Visual and Arts Design Academy (VADA) students at Santa Barbara High School are actively participating in raising funds for their Academy by launching a new line of greeting cards to show off their talents and raise money at the same time. This effort includes Holiday cards, Santa Barbara Landmark cards and Thank you cards. […]

Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down With Gayle Beebe

by lesliedinaberg on August 22, 2013

When Gayle Beebe is inaugurated as the eighth president of Westmont College this weekend, he’ll speak on a subject dear to his heart: Global Education. But prior to that, he spoke to us about life at the college, his family, how he’s adapting to Santa Barbara, and Westmont’s facility upgrades. LD: How did you end […]