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United Way of Ventura County raises $400K to tackle homelessness

By   /  Thursday, June 25th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on United Way of Ventura County raises $400K to tackle homelessness

United Way of Ventura County has raised $400,000 to help end homelessness in the area. The nonprofit collected $100,000 with the help of six local sponsors as part of the Amgen Foundation’s challenge grant, which gave United Way a new funding mechanism to help increase housing stock and use existing housing vouchers to prevent and Read More →

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Harrison: United Way targets poverty, homelessness

By   /  Friday, February 22nd, 2019  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Harrison: United Way targets poverty, homelessness

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Sinclair: Homelessness impacts Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, November 2nd, 2018  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Sinclair: Homelessness impacts Tri-Counties

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State Street woes reflect failed vision by city of Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, September 14th, 2018  /  Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast  /  Comments Off on State Street woes reflect failed vision by city of Santa Barbara

Don’t blame the economy for State Street’s continued saga of vacancies, homelessness and ongoing retail slump in downtown Santa Barbara, Peter Rupert, executive director of the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project, told the audience at a midyear economic update on Sept. 5. “Can we just blame the economy for this? Well the answer is, Read More →

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Santa Barbara urged to revitalize State Street

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara urged to revitalize State Street

A push by the Santa Barbara City Council and community members to prioritize the revitalization of downtown State Street resulted in much talk and little action during the council’s Aug. 14 meeting. The council did vote to hire an economic development consultant, form an ad hoc committee to oversee the consultant and review suggestions for Read More →

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Santa Barbara summit seeks to draw businesses to region’s homeless issue

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  2 Comments

The event will host several national speakers on the topic, but the organizers say the goal is to encourage data-driven methods of addressing homelessness that have measurable goals and a clear plan for achieving them.

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Santa Barbara hoteliers ask for more police aid

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara hoteliers ask for more police aid

Fed up with reports that crime and homelessness are putting a damper on the Santa Barbara vacation experience, tourism industry leaders stormed City Hall earlier this month to ask for more cops on the city’s streets. Despite a projected $2.7 million shortfall in the city’s general fund next year, the Santa Barbara Police Department proposed Read More →

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