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  • Strategic Energy Plan Community Stakeholder Symposium - The County of Santa Barbara and cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta are developing a Strategic Energy Plan to identify areas throughout the county that may be well-suited to renewable energy development. The public is invited to participate in a Stakeholder Symposium, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.  Attendance is free including lunch, however space is limited. To RSVP, please go to

  • Become a lifeguard this summer! Santa Barbara County Parks is hiring lifeguards for beaches and pools.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Beach lifeguard candidates must have a valid CA driver's license. Candidates must apply and attend tryouts. For information and links to the applications, go to

  • The Board of Supervisors has approved the appointment of Lisa Plowman as the County's next Director of Planning and Development. Plowman has more than 19 years of experience assisting private and nonprofit developers with land use entitlement and planning processes. Read Press Release.

  • In the event of a power outage, local radio stations become an important source for emergency information. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the internet.

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