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Celebrate Kids Helping Kids’ 10th Anniversary

by lesliedinaberg on January 8, 2018

Kids Helping Kids celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the beautiful Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) January 12-13 with performances by NeedtoBreathe and Andy Grammer. Kids Helping Kids is an entirely student-run nonprofit organization lead by the students in the Advanced Placement Economics classes at San Marcos High School. The group works  to help children in need both locally and […]

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 […]

Santa Barbara Spotlight: Local Photographer/Teacher Judy Duchesne-Peckham Shines a Light on One of Afghanistan’s Bright Spots

by lesliedinaberg on January 8, 2014

Though she had traveled extensively around the world, when Judy Duchesne-Peckham first traveled to Afghanistan in 2003, she was amazed at what she saw. “Seriously, it was like being in another planet. … I’ve been to a lot of poor places and I photographed in Vietnam and I kept thinking how can this be different,” […]

San Marcos High to Celebrate 50th

by lesliedinaberg on November 14, 2007

San Marcos High School alumni and supporters are planning a gala event to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary in 2008. Anyone who is interested in helping to plan the event, or would like to be on the mailing list for invitations and updates should email Cara Gamberdella (Class of 1990) at cara@villagesite.com or call her […]

La Cumbre principal goes recruiting

by lesliedinaberg on June 2, 2005

Touting a closer-knit junior high community, one school aims to turn tide of enrollment The vibe is different at La Cumbre Junior High these days. While the enrollment numbers are still down, new principal Jo Ann Caines’ dynamic energy seems to be resonating, at least with the people who know the native Santa Barbaran. Students […]

For professionals, Career Day a full circle

by lesliedinaberg on February 14, 2005

Face to face with the past, adults turn kids’ attention toward their future I went back to high school last week. No, it wasn’t for a Fast Times at Ridgemont High investigative article about San Marcos High School. I was there for Career Day, along with more than 240 other local professionals. I’m not sure […]