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Cocktail Corner: Thanksgiving With Friends

by lesliedinaberg on November 24, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg When I count my blessings this Thanksgiving season—gobble by gobble, of course—friends and family fall at the very top of the list. So cheers to a happy holiday to all of you and yours … and a little bit of Friends fun to get us in […]

‘Yachts of Love’ Raises $156,000 for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care

by lesliedinaberg on November 23, 2013

Friends and supporters of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care gathered at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club to celebrate the 9th Annual “Yachts of Love” Charity Regatta. The event benefitted Serenity House, and successfully raised $156,000 for the organization’s 18-bed inpatient residential hospice home. Before the first gun went off to start the race, the Harbor […]

PathPoint Wins Legacy Award at Clean Business Awards

by lesliedinaberg on November 23, 2013

Congratulations to PathPoint for winning the Clean Business Investment Summit’s (CBIS) Legacy Award for 2013. The organization—a locally-based nonprofit organization that provides services, programs, and opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages since 1964—is the first nonprofit to receive the prestigious award, which honors those who have demonstrated significant contributions to education, leadership, innovation and the development […]

Lobero LIVE presents Dawes with special guest Blake Mills

by lesliedinaberg on November 21, 2013

The wait is almost over: the Lobero Theatre will be re-opening in December 2013 after completion of Encore: Lobero preservation work! Kicking off the Lobero LIVE Encore Season is a performance by California-based roots rock band, Dawes, and special guest Blake Mills on December 11. While the city of Los Angeles has been both an inspiration and a home to […]

Jazz at the Lobero announces the Encore Season Lineup

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2013

The folks at the Lobero have been hard at work preserving and enhancing Santa Barbara’s home for great jazz, and can’t wait to welcome guests back to a refreshed, and even more intimate, Lobero Theatre for an unforgettable series. The Lobero’s new seats offer more legroom and better sight lines than ever before. Plus, improved airflow […]

Indie singer-songwriter Andrew Bird with The Handsome Family

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2013

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents “distinctively original” indie singer-songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird, with show opener The Handsome Family, in concert Thurs., Nov. 21 at UCSB Campbell Hall. Drawing on influences from American roots music to his classical training, the “relentlessly inventive” (NPR) Chicagoan creates lush, densely layered soundscapes on stage with his violin, a looping pedal, […]

Cocktail Corner: Cultivate’s Generous Pour

by lesliedinaberg on November 17, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg The wine industry is a notably generous one—you’ll get a warm and fuzzy buzz just thinking about how much donated wine is poured in the name of loosening checkbooks at local charity events every year! Now that grape-infused generosity has a new twist with the Cultivate […]

Doing the math on divorce

by lesliedinaberg on November 12, 2013

“Divorce is contagious, be careful,” warned my friend Emily, who recently split from her husband, following the no-longer-rose-petal-strewn paths of three of her bridesmaids. Where weddings–and vodka shots–once encouraged romance and marriages, divorces can also ripple through groups of friends faster than a case of head lice in a classroom of kindergarteners. Fortunately for me, […]

Cocktail Corner: Grandma Tommie’s Apple Pie Liqueur

by lesliedinaberg on November 11, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure some super-organized hosts already have their menus color coded and the ink is dry on their calligraphy place cards. To those people I say, “thanks for making the rest of us look bad” … and to the […]

Cocktail Corner: The Pickle Room

by lesliedinaberg on November 2, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg “Santa Barbara needs a lounge where people can hang out and be off State Street and kick their feet up and be comfortable,” says Clay Lovejoy, who recently opened the Pickle Room, 126 E. Canon Perdido St. (805/965-3445), with the aim of providing that very […]