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Attend a Community Baby Shower

January 22, 2020 
If you're expecting a baby or have one, celebrate at the Community Baby Shower on January 25 at the Central Library. Connect with community organizations and resources, and learn about the benefits of Baby and Me Storytime. Learn how to support your baby's health, development, and early literacy. The first 50 families will get a goody bag with a free book.
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Recycling Guide Now Available in Spanish

January 22, 2020 

Not sure about what is or isn't recyclable? Contaminated recycling ends up in the landfill. Take a look at our recycling resources and print out a handy recycling guide to make sure you are recycling right. If you have questions ask our recycling experts.

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Input Needed on Wildfire Protection Plan

January 17, 2020 

On February 20, the City will hold the first of two Community Workshops to provide information and gather public input about the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update. The updated CWPP will serve as the framework for a comprehensive long-term resiliency plan used to prioritize future wildfire hazard mitigation projects and foster a collaborative approach with adjacent neighborhoods and jurisidictions

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Expanded Air Service to Seattle to Begin

January 17, 2020 

The Airport will add more daily service to one of its most popular destinations. Alaska Airlines already offers a daily afternoon flight to Seattle, and beginning May 21, for the summer season, the airline will offer a morning departure as well. Tickets are already available, starting at $144 each way.

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Harborcam Livestream Available

January 17, 2020 

A live webcam video stream is now available for anyone who wants to check the weather or just take a lovely look at the Harbor. The camera is mounted on the outside of the Waterfront Department office and faces almost due north. It offers a stunning, wide-angle view of the Harbor from the City Pier to the breakwater.

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Advanced Tree Removals on Modoc Road Scheduled

January 13, 2020 

In preparation for construction of the upcoming Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multi-Use Path Project, removal of approximately 35 trees along Modoc Road is scheduled for the week of January 13 from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Expect some traffic and limited parking availability.

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Holidays Added to Street Sweeping Schedule

January 13, 2020 

Parking enforcement and street sweeping services will be cancelled on Lincoln's Birthday (February 12) and Veterans Day (November 11). This change will provide better coordination with other businesses and institutions that observe the two holidays.

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New Park Hours Promote Safety

January 10, 2020 

City parks have new hours allowing visitors to enjoy the park until it's dark. Designed to benefit park users and the community by improving safety, parks are open from sunrise to 1/2 an hour after sunset. While the new hours create consistent closing times, other safety changes also affect playgrounds and portable barbecues.

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La Cumbre Community Approach Workshop

January 10, 2020 

On January 23, the City is holding a Community Approach Workshop to provide information and gather comments about the La Cumbre Junior High/Modoc Road Multiuse Path. The proposed pathway would provide a safer route to school for students and allow greater separation between vehicles and vulnerable road users.

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Volunteers Needed for Point in Time Count

January 10, 2020 

The Point in Time Count is the annual count of people experiencing homelessness. It will ta ke place in Santa Barbara and throughout the county on January 29. Th e United Way needs volunteers to canvas assigned routes and document people who are experiencing homelessness. The information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness.

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Holiday Waste Collection Procedures

December 18, 2019 

Residential and commercial pickups during December 25-27 and January 1-3 will be delayed by one day. During the 10 days after Christmas, Marborg will be collecting extra items and Christmas trees from residential customers at no extra charge. Trees will be mulched so please remove all decorations and tree stand.

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Watch the Latest Episode of Garden Wise

December 18, 2019 

In this episode: Learn when to hire a landscape professional and when to do it yourself. The Green Gardener Certification Program celebrates its 20th anniversary. Learn about irrigation repairs and adjustments that save water and money, and visit Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria for some great plant combinations.

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Alamar Avenue Closed for Paving

December 11, 2019 

To complete pavement grind and overlay work on Alamar Avenue between Foothill Road and Verde Vista Drive, Alamar is temporarily closed in this area through Wednesday, December 11 during daytime hours. Access will be maintained for residents. The project will create a smooth, high-quality road surface on this heavily traveled roadway.

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MTD Transitions Fleet to Renewable Diesel

December 11, 2019 

Santa Barbara MTD has stopped purchasing petroleum diesel and will now fuel the agency's diesel fleet with renewable diesel. While not zero-emission, renewable diesel represents an 80 percent reduction in emissions and carbon intensity from petroleum diesel.

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New Textile Recycling Drop-Off Program

December 4, 2019 

Residents can drop off worn or excess textiles at MarBorg's Goleta Recycling Center and the County Transfer Station. Items must be dropped off and cannot go in our curbside recycling bins. Remember, it's always better to donate items in good condition before dropping off for recycling.

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Prepare for Safe Holiday Travels

December 4, 2019 

Prepare for holiday travel by taking a few precautions. Maintain your car and keep an emergency preparedness kit with you. Avoid drowsy driving, buckle up, and put the phone away while driving. Designate a sober driver when traveling to and from parties. And, keep a blanket and pillow in your car in case you get stuck and need to wait for help.

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Changes to Waterfront Parking Rules

November 20, 2019 

Recently, Waterfront parking has experienced an unprecedented parking demand, which has limited public access to the coast. Based on input from public workshops, the City Council approved changes to parking regulations that will affect vehicle size limits and specific types of vehicles in 2020.

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City Holiday Closure Information

November 20, 2019 

Most City offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 28-29. In addition, offices, libraries, and facilities will be closed from December 23 through January 1, 2020. Offices will reopen January 2, 2020. Some services will be available with special hours during the closure

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2014
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