To dream anything that you want to dream .. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do … that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits…that is the courage to succeed.
-Bernard Edmonds

Bishop High separates from archdiocese

by lesliedinaberg on May 26, 2005

Setting an independent course for its future, Bishop Garcia Diego High School officially became the first school in Southern California (and one of only a few in the nation) to separate from its governing archdiocese and become an independent, private Catholic high school on May 24, commemorating the announcement with an assembly for students and […]

Vieja Valley wins Math Superbowl

by lesliedinaberg on May 26, 2005

With enough intensity and focus to rival many professional athletes, 431 “mathletes” from 37 local schools competed last week at the 24th Annual South Coast Math Superbowl. Vieja Valley School took the top prize, defeating 2004 champion Washington School. Kellogg School was in third place, followed by Monte Vista, Cold Spring and Hope Schools. Each […]

Antioch takes an alternative approach to higher education

by lesliedinaberg on May 26, 2005

While undergraduates across the nation sit in enormous lecture halls enduring their required courses and wondering, “What does this theory have to do with me?” undergraduates at Antioch University sit in a cozy group setting and thoughtfully ponder Professor Hymon T. Johnson’s philosophy, “theory without practice is pointless.” Its all part of the school’s Service-Learning […]

Rediscovering my princess pride

by lesliedinaberg on May 19, 2005

Boy, oh boy, it’s great to have a girls day I have to admit, I was looking forward to doing something girly for a change. It’s not that I don’t love being a “boy mom,” but there’s a distinct void of sparkly shoes, turreted castles and pretend weddings in my life, and quite frankly, I […]

Group aims to influence its sphere

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2005

That fine line between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta — alternately known as “Noleta,” “Santaleta,” “the unincorporated county” and “home” to approximately 30,000 residents of the 93110, 93111 and part of the 93105 ZIP codes — took a step toward becoming part of Santa Barbara on Tuesday, thanks to the petition efforts of […]

Home for the dying provides living inspiration

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2005

Sarah House opens its doors even wider for those in need A residential care facility for people who are sick and dying doesn’t exactly conjure up uplifting images. But a visit to Sarah House — which has provided a home, medical care and often end-of-life care for more than 250 individuals living with AIDS — […]

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2005

Mother’s Day Luncheon “Honoring and remembering our mothers” was the theme of the annual luncheon to benefit the charity care mission of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara at the Coral Casino on May 5. Always a tearjerker, the event singles out two mothers each year, one living and one who has passed […]

Family united, a world apart

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2005

At home in Santa Barbara, proud mom soldiers on Winning her own war against worry on the domestic front, longtime military wife Janet (Barens) Flatebo is keeping the home fires burning in Santa Barbara while her husband, son and daughter-in-law are all stationed in Iraq. She and her husband, Gene Flatebo, both grew up in […]

Taking a vacation from my guilt trips

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2005

I’m doing the right thing. Or am I? I was raised on a diet of guilt, albeit one well seasoned with plenty of humor (a caveat I added so that I wouldn’t feel too guilty when my mother reads this). Guilt is so deeply embedded into my DNA that I really thought it would be […]

Taran honored for making a difference

by lesliedinaberg on May 5, 2005

“If you want to get something done, ask a busy person,” goes the conventional wisdom. “If you want to get something done, get Sissy involved with it,” say friends of Sissy Taran. They weren’t kidding. The Montecito resident, along with husband Bernie and daughters Francine and Nadine, recently returned from Israel, where she helped dedicate […]