May 8th, 2015 at 8:30 am
The water shortage in California has reached crisis status. Gov. Jerry Brown recently took the unprecedented step of ordering mandatory water restrictions to achieve a 25 percent reduction in urban water usages throughout the state. With California’s hottest and driest months ahead, we all need to do our part to ensure that we have enough water to drink, fight fires, and irrigate the crops that bring in billions of dollars to the state. Unfortunately, while water demand rises, supply continues to shrink.
Therefore, municipal governments throughout the state are stepping up to help residents find new, innovative, and cost-effective ways to reduce water consumption in non-disruptive ways. Industry, agriculture, and population place significant strains on the water reserves.
May 6th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
A brand-new event is heading to Santa Barbara this spring. Presented by Downtown Santa Barbara, Blues Cruise BBQ packs fun for the whole family. The May 16 fundraiser kicks off at 5 p.m. with a delicious BBQ dinner. After everyone has eaten their fill, the classic and antique cars arrive. The event closes with live blues entertainment from Lookin’ for Trouble at Casa De La Guerra.
Downtown Santa Barbara
De La Guerra Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
May 5th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Stay up all night with your favorite zoo animals as you sip on wine and stroll through the Santa Barbara Zoo. More than 20 local wineries and tasty eats from food trucks will be at the first annual Roar and Pour Wine Festival, along with Rincon Catering, music, and more. All proceeds from this new and exciting event will benefit the animals at the zoo.
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
May 4th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
May is Public Gardens Month in Santa Barbara, and what better way to celebrate it and get inspired than by exploring that vast amount of open public spaces dedicated to nature’s bounty spread throughout the county? Santa Barbara has some of the most beautiful climate and topography in the world, which makes gardens like Casa del Herreo, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden truly wonders to behold. In case you get truly inspired, there will be plant sales throughout the event so you can start a garden at home, plus workshops and tours where you can learn about native bird life and their relationship to the environment.
Santa Barbara Parks
May 1st, 2015 at 8:30 am
Each year, Mother’s Day comes and goes, but do you remember how you celebrated? Make this Mother’s Day one to remember by going beyond the standard events. Instead of a simple brunch at Mom’s favorite restaurant, why not try something new and exciting? We’ve compiled a list of things you can do with your mom this Mother’s Day to make it one you’ll both remember. Reservations on some of these events fill up fast, so don’t forget to make your plans ASAP!