When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
-Mark Twain

Category Archives: family

La Arcada Christmas Walk

by lesliedinaberg on November 21, 2017

Get ready to get in the mood for the holidays! The spirit of Christmas—both past and present—is alive and well at this favorite annual celebration taking place on Wednesday, November 29, from 5–8 p.m. The charming, historic holiday open house has all the trimmings of the season, including twinkling lights, costumed carolers, refreshments and the chance to […]

Dreaming Big: Congregation B’nai B’rith’s 90 Year Celebration

by lesliedinaberg on February 21, 2017

Honoring yesterday, today and tomorrow, supporters of Congregation B’nai B’rith (CBB) recently gathered at Bacara Resort & Spa in tribute to the founding families who had the vision to create the home for Santa Barbara’s Jewish community in 1927. This festive, elegant celebration was packed to the gills with 450 guests to mark the 90th […]

It’s Football Season at the Garden

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

Sunday Funday is now happening every week at The Garden inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. With NFL Sunday Ticket and wide coverage of NCAA Football, you’ll never miss a game. Plus, the Garden is now serving up breakfast on weekends starting at 9 a.m. in this fun, family-friendly new venue. Plant yourself in The Garden […]

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Gold Ribbon Luncheon

by lesliedinaberg on September 29, 2016

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) celebrates its Gold Ribbon Luncheon on October 5 at the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore in Santa Barbara. The Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign, held in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, culminate at this luncheon where community members and supporters gather in support of an imperative cause—supporting children […]

CALM Celebrates 30 Years of Celebrity Authors and Unforgettable Stories

by lesliedinaberg on March 23, 2016

Always one of our favorite literary and philanthropic events, the CALM Auxiliary‘s  30th Annual Celebrity Authors Luncheon on April 2 is a benefit for CALM’s (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) vital programs across the county that help prevent child abuse and treat children and families who have suffered from violence and abuse. This year’s event features interviews and book signings by a variety […]

A Passion for Business Innovation

by lesliedinaberg on June 28, 2015

The Manzo-McKaig Melting Pot  By Leslie Dinaberg Like many immigrant families, the Manzo-McKaig patriarch came to the U.S. to pursue the American Dream. Mission accomplished. From the Italian Store to the Pan-American Market chain, Enrico’s Deli and Casa Flores Tortillas, to their current successes in entrepreneurial ventures, hard work—and a love of food and family—run […]

Reel Cool Movies at the Granada

by lesliedinaberg on June 8, 2015

Get ready for a fun series of family favorite movies at the Granada this summer.  The 2015 Summer Film Series offers audiences an especially rare opportunity to see memorable favorites on the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art digital 4K rear-projection screen at the historic Granada Theatre. These family friendly films screen on Wednesdays throughout the summer. June 10,  6 p.m.: […]

La Primavera Fiesta Kick Off

by lesliedinaberg on May 20, 2015

Last weekend was the official kick off for the 2015 Fiesta season, La Primavera, where El Presidente Cas Stimson unveiled the official Fiesta theme, poster design, and pin. The theme, Fiesta Romántica, states Stimson, “recalls the time in the early 19th century when people met at parties filled with music and dance… that lasted for days! During this charming […]

Editor’s Pick: STOMP

by lesliedinaberg on February 4, 2015

STOMP This high-energy percussive symphony of matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more has to be seen and experienced to be believed. The whole family is sure to enjoy the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended into one electrifying rhythm. Feb. 9, 8 p.m. The Granada, 1214 State […]

Celebrate Family Holiday Movie Weekend at the Granada Theatre

by lesliedinaberg on December 12, 2014

Enjoy the magic of the holidays at The Granada Theatre’s Family Holiday Movie Weekend on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14!  In addition to screening holiday movie favorites with the only 4K cinema projection system in the region, Santa Claus will make a special visit to The Granada Theatre to greet children, and there will be special seasonal musical performances by […]