The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.
-Victor Hugo

Education 101

by lesliedinaberg on March 10, 2013

Are Santa Barbara Schools Making the Grade? Education 101, story from Santa Barbara Magazine For better or worse, the days when parents would simply whisk their children off to the nearest school are long gone. Discussions of “where are you sending your child?” dominate local parks, pediatrician’s offices and preschool playgrounds. While there’s no such […]

A passion for philanthropy

by lesliedinaberg on March 8, 2013

New consulting ventures offer nonprofit groups much more than the sum of their parts BY LESLIE DINABERG The fabric of Santa Barbara’s intricately embroidered nonprofit community has some new embellishments in its design, as two consulting groups have recently announced their formations: The Crandell Company and Resource Innovators.

Take Your Daughters to Work Day

by lesliedinaberg on March 8, 2013

“I know that girls can be anything that they want to be,” said featured speaker Barbara Ibarra Keyani as she shared her moving story of going “beyond her barrio” to UCSB, MIT, becoming a mother of two daughters now in college and her current position with the Santa Barbara School Districts with the 80 girls […]

Mating in the Millennium

by lesliedinaberg on March 8, 2013

The singles scene is changing fast. Leslie Dinaberg tags along to dig up the dish on blind dating — 21st-century style. MAN SEEKING WOMAN: Funny guy with killer body and money to burn seeks woman who doesn’t believe everything she reads. Eye catching ad, isn’t it? It should be. That’s the online dating promo for […]