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Central Library Closed Due to Construction
Santa Barbara Public Library’s Central Library will be closed March 31, 2023 through April 4, 2023 due to construction projects. Asbestos abatement will be conducted as part of the new ADA elevator construction and lower level remodel and…
March 27, 2023
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Torii Gate Garden Restoration Completed at Shoreline Park
City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation staff have completed work on the Shoreline Park Torii Gate Garden Restoration Project. The donation-funded project was a collaboration between the Parks and Recreation Department and local…
March 23, 2023
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Find Your Next Career Opportunity at the State Street Job Fair on April 19
Santa Barbara Public Library invites job seekers to the State Street Job Fair on April 19 from 3 - 5 p.m., where they will have the opportunity to connect with over 100 employers with immediate openings in the Santa Barbara area. Employers…
March 22, 2023
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Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara
Sales Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara – Quarter Ended December 31, 2022 The City of Santa Barbara received $7.35 million in sales tax revenue during the quarter ended December 31, 2022, which is 0.7% below the same quarter last…
March 22, 2023
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Suspicious Subject Arrested on Multiple Charges
On March 19, 2023, at 10:17 a.m., the Santa Barbara Police Department received a 9-1-1 call about a subject that appeared to have entered several properties illegally, broke into two vehicles, and damaged property around 800 East Ortega…
March 20, 2023
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Santa Barbara Public Library Invites Local Businesses to Participate in Promotional Campaign to Celebrate National Library Week
As part of a campaign celebrating National Library Week, Santa Barbara Public Library is inviting local businesses to show their support for libraries by offering a special promotion to customers that show their library card when making a…
March 15, 2023
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City Council Meeting Moved Online Because of Forecasted Storm Conditions
Because of forecasted storm conditions, the City Council meeting scheduled for March 14, 2023, will be moved to a virtual format. Instructions for participation can be found on the agenda. The complete agenda and instructions for public…
March 13, 2023
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Santa Barbara Police Department Conducting DUI Checkpoint
On March 16, 2023, the Santa Barbara Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location.
March 8, 2023
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City of Santa Barbara Providing Reduced-Cost Lifeguard Training to Improve Community’s Water Safety
The City of Santa Barbara will offer two reduced-cost lifeguard certification courses this spring in an ongoing effort to improve the community’s overall water safety.  While typical lifeguard training courses cost around $200, the Parks…
March 7, 2023
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Police Seize Over Twenty Pounds of Illegal Drugs
On March 1, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., the Santa Barbara Police Department Special Investigations Unit seized drugs with a street value of over $130,000.
March 3, 2023
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