(Recalling watching a butterfly) It just seemed to delight in opening and closing its wings and just actually being beautiful for that period of time enjoying the sunshine. And perhaps there isn't actually any more to life than that.
-Neil Hughes

Kids in court get support from CASA

by lesliedinaberg on October 14, 2005

“When I started I expected nothing for myself,” said Doris Becker, recalling her ten years as a volunteer CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), working on behalf of children who are involved in the court system. The program was just starting out in Santa Barbara County when she saw a newspaper ad about the training classes. […]

Kids aren’t just playing games here

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2005

Watching kids of all ages “shake their moneymakers” to the tunes of the Dance Revolution games in the arcade at Luigi’s Restaurant or the lobby of Camino Real Marketplace Theatre may be amusing to some, but it’s serious business to Dr. Debra Lieberman, a lecturer in the Department of Communication and a researcher in the […]