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Police Launch Adult-At-Risk ID Program

March 9, 2020 

On March 11, register for the Police Department's new Adult At-Risk ID Card Program. The initiative aims to safeguard City residents suffering from memory loss or other cognitive limitations--like Alzheimer's, dementia, or traumatic brain injury--if they get lost or separated from their home or caregivers.

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Backwater Valves Prevent Sewer Backups

March 9, 2020 

Sewer backups are unpleasant and can result in costly damages. A backwater valve can prevent a sewer backup from occurring on your property. If your property has drainage fixtures located below the elevation of the next upstream manhole, you might be required to install and maintain an approved backwater valve.

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Temporary Road Closure at Garden and Laguna

February 5, 2020 

To allow for the repairs of sidewalk, curb, gutter, and asphalt roadway, there will be temporary road closures along Garden Street between Cota and Gutierrez Streets and at Laguna Street between Haley and Gutierrez Streets during the weekend of February 8-9.

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Online High School Diploma Program

February 5, 2020 

The Library is offering a chance to earn accredited high school diploma online. In cooperation with the California State Library, we are offering a limited number of scholarships for the Library's Career Online High School program. Santa Barbara County library card holders 19 years old and older and don't have a diploma are eligible for the program

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Fee-Waived Spay or Neuter Event for Cats

January 29, 2020 

During the month of February, pet owners can get their cats spayed or neutered for free. Santa Barbara County Animal Services is holding a special "Cat Nips N Chips" event where owners can get a low-cost microchip for their feline.

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Join in Milpas Corridor Planning

January 27, 2020 

Join in the next Milpas Street Corridor Planning Workshop, on Thursday, January 30, to learn about the themes that we heard at the recent Listening Workshop and to review approaches. Community feedback included topics like walking, biking, traffic, lighting, parkway trees, and landscaping needs.

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Slurry Seal Begins on City Streets

January 27, 2020 

The third significant pavement maintenance project to use Measure C (local sales tax) revenues will begin construction this winter on high-priority streets throughout the City. The Slurry Seal Project will remove and replace failed sections of asphalt pavement, followed by crack sealing and slurry sealing.

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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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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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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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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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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2014
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