The Library's Kids Summer Reading Program drew 2,194 participants who logged 707,738 minutes of reading. Kids got a free book when they signed up and earned prizes for reading milestones. If your kids participated, the Library would like your feedback on a short survey.
With multiple infrastructure projects underway on roads throughout the City, motorists should remember to "slow for the cone zone." While the construction work can sometimes present an inconvenience, it also provides for improved infrastructure, including better street pavement.
Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons including earthquake, winter storms, or Public Safety Power Shutoff. Power outages could result in disruption of important equipment and services. Putting together a plan now can help protect your health and safety in the event of a power failure.
Replacement work begins this week on the aging sewer main that serves the La Colina Sewer Lift Station. The sewer main transports 145,000 gallons of sewage per day from the lift station up to La Cumbre Road. During construction in the area, through traffic will be allowed, but parking may be restricted. Sewer service will not be affected.
Road repair work on Los Olivos Street, part of the larger Mission Street Pavement Maintenance Project, will begin on August 6. Granite Construction will construct two ADA sidewalk access ramps just east of the Old Mission. Only concrete work will be performed at this time. Granite will return in late September to perform the asphalt grind and overlay.
Teens and adults are invited to become OG Readers Volunteer Tutors as part of the Library's new reading program based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach of teaching kids who are struggling readers. Once training is complete, volunteers will work one-on-one with students in 1st through 4th grades.
The Fire Department's Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Liliana Encinas, was recently invited by Gov. Gavin Newsom's office to discuss emergency preparedness best practices, particularly forthose experiencing poverty, social isolation, language barriers and other access and functional needs challenges.
The City recently celebrated the completion of its new commercial industrial development on Airport property. The new five-building development addresses a long-standing shortage of commercial industrial space in the region and will enable a number of local companies to grow their businesses.
Terry Himes, an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab will present a talk on NASA's Journey to Mars, including InSight, Curiosity, Mars 2020 + Helicopter, Mars Sample Return and beyond. The event will be held on June 24 at the Central Library.
The Community Environmental Council's 2019 Solarize Santa Barbara Program will run through the summer. Residents can benefit from discounted prices on high quality equipment and solar installs from vetted installers in this community led program. A free workshop will be held on June 18.
Join the City in celebrating the completion of the Gutierrez Street Bridge, located between De La Vina Street and Chapala Street, at a June 6 ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held on the bridge. The $6.7 million project replaced the former structurally deficient bridge to allow for future creek widening by county Flood Control.
Join us at one of our upcoming community workshops and provide your input on park amenities at Bohnett Park. We'll review preliminary plans and give you an update on the project status. The workshops will be held at Bohnett Park on June 6 and 29, and on July 13