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Santa Barbara Public Library Celebrates the Freedom to Read for Banned Books Week 2023
Santa Barbara Public Library invites the community to celebrate the freedom to read this October with special events and book giveaways as part of Banned Books Week.
September 29, 2023
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Standoff With Individual Armed with Razor Blades Ends Peacefully
On Friday, September 29, 2023, the Combined Communications Center received a 911 call around 10:06 a.m. reporting an adult man near the intersection of Calle Cesar Chavez St. and Cabrillo Blvd. bleeding from a neck laceration.
September 29, 2023
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Santa Barbara Public Library’s Celestial Spectacle: Free Eclipse Glasses and Stellar Library Events
On Saturday, October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. This eclipse will be visible for millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. Remember, during an annular eclipse, it is never safe to…
September 28, 2023
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Santa Barbara Public Library Kicks Off SB Reads 2023
Each year, the Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) encourages local residents to read the same book at the same time to connect with one another, engage in discussions about issues that matter, and examine the world from viewpoints other…
September 26, 2023
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Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara
The City of Santa Barbara collected $3.45 million in Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) for August 2023, the second month in the City’s fiscal year.
September 21, 2023
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Santa Barbara Public Library Expands Hours on Evenings and Weekends
Santa Barbara Public Library received additional funding for staffing from City Council during the FY24 budget process in order to restore open hours on evenings and weekends. After recruitment, hiring, and training, SBPL will we…
September 21, 2023
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Update: Police Response to Public Gathering Sunday, September 17
Over the last several days, Santa Barbara Police Detectives have been investigating the incident that occurred in a recent social media video.
September 21, 2023
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Carrillo-Castillo Commuter Lot Temporary Closure for Cleaning and Repairs
The City of Santa Barbara Carrillo-Castillo Commuter Lot, located at 400 West Carrillo Street, will be temporarily closed from September 21, 2023 to October 9, 2023 for necessary repairs and refurbishment to address deteriorating and…
September 20, 2023
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Join a City Advisory Group and Shape Your Community’s Future!
Do you have a passion for making a difference in your community? Are you eager to share your ideas and want to be a part of a City team? By joining one of our City Advisory Groups, you'll be at the forefront of shaping our community. The…
September 20, 2023
Rendering of Vision Zero State Street Undercrossing Project
Vision Zero State Street Undercrossing Project Construction Begins in October
The City is pleased to announce the commencement of the Vision Zero State Street Undercrossing Project that will be a major facelift to the State Street undercrossing of Highway 101, which will incorporate many safety upgrades in keeping…
September 18, 2023
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