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Santa Barbara County’s COVID-19 Joint Response Effort is closing its relief fund after distributing $5.8 million to those in need since the start of the pandemic. The creators of the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort are The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Hutton Parker Foundation. The groups announced the end Read More →
The COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County announced March 19 that it will provide more than $1 million in assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively assisting members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Hutton Parker Read More →
Nonprofit Unite to Light and the New Beginnings Counseling Center’s Safe Parking Program have teamed up to bring light, electricity and a degree of security to about 120 folks living in their cars in Santa Barbara County. Unite to Light president Megan Birney and Safe Parking Program sponsor Mike Tognotti and daughter Sofia Tognotti put Read More →
In a year of tragedy and recovery, amid mud flows and devastating fires, one event stands above all others for its social impact. The Nov. 7 shootings at the Borderline Bar and Grill mark the second time in five years that a mass killing has taken place in the sheltered, affluent and largely safe communities Read More →