Supervisor Janet Wolf - Out & About


I love being out and about in the Second District, visiting schools and non-profit organizations, attending events and community meetings, presenting resolutions to deserving groups and individuals, and more. It keeps me in touch with my constituents and aware of what is happening in my district, and I meet so many wonderful community members. This page features some highlights of such activities. 


  
2017-05-08 Las Positas & Cliff Roundabout Ribbon Cutting Las Positas Road & Cliff Drive Roundabout Ribbon-Cutting

May 8, 2017

I was happy to take part in the ribbon-cutting for the City's recently completed roundabout at Las Positas Road and Cliff Drive in the Second District. Adjacent to Arroyo Burro Park, the roundabout boasts an MTD bus stop, new street lights, landscaping, and storm water facilities at this vital intersection!

 2017-05-04 Solarize SB County Launch'Solarize Santa Barbara County' Launch Kick-Off

May 4, 2017

I had fun this morning helping kick off the launch of 'Solarize Santa Barbara County.' My husband and I participated in the CEC Solarize program about 7 years ago. It was a seamless process, our energy bills are lower now, and we'll have paid for the entire solar array sooner than expected. Plus, since my husband and I have plug-in hybrids, we're almost fully 'driving on sunshine!' For more info on the program, visit www.cecsb.org/go-solar/solarize/solarize-sb/

 2017-04-25 Positano Apartments Ribbon Cutting

Positano Apartments Ribbon Cutting
April 25, 2017

In September 2015, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara was able to refinance and rehabilitate the Positano Apartments, which were originally opened in 1996. Today, I was proud to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for this wonderfully upgraded affordable rental housing development.

 2017-04-08 Victims' Rights Awareness Fair cropped - x300

Victims' Rights Awareness Fair
April 8, 2017

I spent an inspiring morning at the Victims' Rights Awareness Fair sponsored by Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center and the District Attorney's Office. The fair was held in honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week and helped attendees gain a better understanding of the rights and resources available to individuals exposed to violence in our area. I spoke with staff and volunteers from public and non-profit groups, all helping to prevent and respond to violence and assist victims. I also met Star, a pony who comforts people in all sorts of situations!

 2017-04-03 Arroyo Burro Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting - collage 

Arroyo Burro Beach Park Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting
April 3, 2017

Have you seen the newly completed Arroyo Burro Beach Park Boardwalk? Despite the cool grey weather, we had a lively ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the lovely new 2,100 sf recycled wood boardwalk with path lighting and lookout areas. Many thanks to Santa Barbara County Parks Division and everyone who played a part in making this wonderful project a reality!

 2017-03-24 Probation Dept Employee Recognition Dinner 

Santa Barbara County Probation Department Employee Recognition Dinner
March 24, 2017

It was an honor to attend and address the amazing employees of Santa Barbara County Probation last night at the annual employee recognition dinner. Here I am with Chief Taylor and some of the honored employees of this incredible Department.

 2017-03-20 Thunderbird Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 

Thunderbird Open Space Improvement Project Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
March 20, 2017

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are always fun! Many thanks to everyone who played a part in making the Thunderbird Open Space Improvement Project (corner of Hollister Ave & Walnut Ln) a reality. The park entrance sure looks great now!

 2017-03-19 Special Olympics Basketball Tournament at UCSB

Special Olympics Regional Basketball Competition at UCSB's Thunderdome Events Center
March 19, 2017


I was honored to welcome Special Olympics teams from San Luis Obispo, Los Angels, Kern, and Ventura Counties to our Santa Barbara County! Awesome, strong and beautiful athletes!!!

 2017-03-09 Arbor Day Tree Planting

 

Arbor Day Tree Planting
March 9, 2017

What a great way to celebrate Arbor Day – planting a new tree with 2nd and 3rd grade students at Vieja Valley Elementary School! This young Brisbane Box tree should grow to about 35-50' tall, according to SB County Urban Forest Supervisor Udy Loza, providing beauty and shade for many future generations of Vieja Valley students and teachers. Happy Arbor Day, everyone!

 2017-02-15 LWV Panel on Civil Discourse

"Can We Talk? - A Public Forum on Civil Discourse"
February 15, 2017 

I was honored to be a featured speaker at the Santa Barbara Public Library and League of Women Voters' co-sponsored free public event: "Can We Talk? - A Public Forum on Civil Discourse" in the Santa Barbara Public Library's Faulkner Gallery. The forum focused on civil and meaningful public dialogue. League of Women Voters representatives also spoke about the League's nationally acclaimed study on best practices in promoting "Civil Discourse" on public policy issues. 

 2017-02-13 Diana Basehart Fdn - Affair of the Heart

Diana Basehart Foundation's "Affair of the Heart" Event

February 12, 2017

I enjoyed a lovely afternoon celebrating the amazing work of the Diana Basehart Foundation, a local organization that is entirely devoted to providing financial help to seniors, veterans, and fixed-income community members for critical veterinary care of their pets and service animals, thereby enabling people and their pets to stay together.

 2017-02-10 with Cub Scout and 5th Grader Lukas


Meeting with Lukas, a 5th Grade Cub Scout
February 10, 2017 

What fun! Today I met with Lukas, a Cub Scout and 5th grader at Brandon Elementary School. Lukas asked me how I became a community leader and what my job entails. In addition to talking with him, his mom, and his younger brother, I gave them a tour of the Board of Supervisors offices and showed them the Board hearing room. Moments like these are such a great part of my job as County Supervisor!

 2017-02-06 Natl Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon


Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable's 31st Annual "National Girls & Women in Sports Day Luncheon"
February 6, 2017

It was wonderful to be in a huge room full of local girls involved in sports, to see so many coaches and supporters of girls in sports, and to hear two inspiring local Olympians speak. (Sami Hill, on the left of the photo, was a 2016 Olympian and goalie on the U.S. women's water polo team that took the gold, and Barbara Nwaba, on the right in the photo, was a 2016 U.S. Olympic Heptathlete and Pentathlete.) Women and girls in the U.S. have come a long way since the enactment of Title IX in 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in education (including sports) -- but there is still much more to do!

  2017-01-18 Stepping Up Summit in Sacramento


Stepping Up Summit in Sacramento
January 18, 2017

It was great to participate in the Stepping Up summit in Sacramento as part of the Santa Barbara County team. This initiative, agreed to by the full Board of Supervisors, has a goal of reducing the number of mentally ill people in custody, which is something I have been dedicated to for many years. For more information on the Summit and the Stepping Up Initiative, visit: https://stepuptogether.org/events. The Santa Barbara county summit team pictured here (L-R): Probation Chief Rabago, Public Defender Tracy Macuga, Behavioral Wellness Director Alice Gleghorn, me, Chief Deputy District Attorney Kelly Scott, and Sheriff Bill Brown.

  2017-01-16 MLK March - electeds with banner


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March
January 16, 2017

I was honored to speak and march at yesterday's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. The theme was "I've decided to stick with love." (Elected officials, left to right: SB City Councilmember Jason Dominquez, Supervisor Janet Wolf, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Congressman Salud Carbajal, County Supervisor Das Williams, Assemblymember Monique Limon, SB City Councilmember Gregg Hart.)

  20167-01-05 Grace Village Groundbreaking


Grace Village Groundbreaking
January 5, 2017

I was honored to participate in the groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction of Grace Village, a new 58-unit affordable housing community for low-income seniors, which will be co-developed by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara and Front Porch Development Company.

  2016-12-08 Boards and Commissions Breakfast - combo shot  

Annual 2nd District Board & Commission Members Breakfast
December 8, 2016

This morning I hosted our annual 2nd District Boards & Commissions Breakfast to honor and appreciate our 2nd District appointees for their community service. How wonderful to be surrounded by such dedicated, knowledgeable, and vibrant people who volunteer their time and expertise to better our community!  

  2016-12-05 Farmworker Workshop - combo photo


Workshop on Farmworker Issues
December 5, 2016

I was proud to join Supervisor Carbajal in co-hosting an important informational workshop on farmworker issues in the Santa Maria. The event provided an exchange of information, ideas, resources, and concerns of farmworkers, people who employ or work with them, and advocates. A speakers panel included the County Agricultural Commissioner, representatives from the District Attorney's office, a County Agricultural Advisory Committee member, officials from various State agencies including the Department of Industrial Relations and the Labor Commissioner, and a representative from the Santa Barbara County 211 Helpline Services.


Bottom photo credit: Len Wood, Santa Maria Times

  2016-11-11 Veterans Day - Organic Soup Kitchen


Veteran's Day with the Organic Soup Kitchen
November 11, 2016

With the Organic Soup Kitchen heroes who made today's Vets luncheon deliciously special. Thank you!

  2016-11-05 Salute to Teachers -no1


4th Annual "A Salute to Teachers" Event
November 5, 2016
 

It's always great to "Salute our Teachers," and it was wonderful to recognize the eight exemplary educators in Santa Barbara County who were honored at this year's event, hosted by Cox Communications and the Santa Barbara County Education Office.  

  2016-10-21 Samarkand 60th Anniversary


Samarkand Retirement Community's 60th Anniversary Celebration
October 21, 2016

At the wonderful Samarkand retirement community celebrating their 60th anniversary. While Samarkand is in the Second District, I am appreciative that my colleague, Salud Carbajal, joined in the celebration of this longtime Santa Barbara treasure.

  2016-10-18 Flu Shot at Health Fair


Flu Shot at County Employee Health Fair
October 18, 2016

I received my seasonal flu shot yesterday, along with many County employees. Flu season starts in October and continues through the winter- vaccines are available from your doctor, medical clinics and most pharmacies. Let's keep our community healthy!

  2016-10-18 Planned Parenthood Resolution


Planned Parenthood Resolution
October 18, 2016
 

Supervisors Carbajal and Farr joined me in presenting a resolution recognizing Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary.

   2016-10-013 White Cane Safety Day



White Cane Safety Day with the Braille Institute
October 13, 2016
 

Did you know that October 15th is recognized every year as national White Cane Safety Day? I was honored to participate in the Braille Institute's White Cane Safety Day Walk today, celebrating independence for the blind and visually impaired, and bringing awareness of the need for motorists to exercise special care for pedestrians with white canes. I look forward to presenting a Resolution on Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors hearing, proclaiming October 15, 2016 as White Cane Safety Day in Santa Barbara County.

  2016-10-07 SB Middle School 40th Anniversary


Santa Barbara Middle School's 40th Anniversary Celebration
October 7, 2016

How fun! I was interviewed today by the Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press on the topic of "generosity," as the school celebrates its 40th anniversary and a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Brooks. Congratulations to SB Middle School on 40 years of excellence in education!


2016-10-04 SB Co Arts and Humanities Month Reception


Santa Barbara County Arts & Humanities Month Reception
October 4, 2016

The Board of Supervisors proclaimed October as National Arts & Humanities month in Santa Barbara County. I'm happy to recognize local artists and cultural organizations in our community for the role they play in building community, maintaining and preserving cultural traditions, and enhancing our economy and quality of life. At a reception following the proclamation, I really enjoyed speaking with County Arts Commissioners and Arts & Culture staff, meeting recipients of County Community Arts Enrichment grants, and celebrating their great work.

  2016-09-29 Valle Verde 50th Anniversary


Valle Verde Retirement Community's 50th Anniversary Celebration
September 26, 2016

A beautiful afternoon celebrating Valle Verde's 50th anniversary, complete with the VV singers singing "You Are My Sunshine." 

  2016-09-24 Goleta Lemon Festival
Goleta Lemon Festival
September 24, 2016


It was so much fun to be a judge at the Goleta Lemon Festival! (Pictured here with Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte.)

  2016-09-09 White House - Cardiovascular Health Summit


White House Cardiovascular Health Summit:
"Making Health Care Better Series: Cardiovascular Health"
September 9, 2016

Cardiovascular health summit at the White House...great panels and latest information on heart and stroke research. As a Woman Heart Champion (class of 2005) it was particularly great to hear the emphasis on women, children, and risks during pregnancy. Thank you President and Mrs. Obama for your attention to this important issue and the emphasis on prevention and early and immediate treatment. Finally, a thank you to Santa Barbara County Public Health and CenCal health who are local leaders in education, outreach, innovative patient based programs, and the Stemi program, a collaboration of all emergency responders to insure immediate and state of the art response to a cardiovascular emergency! 

  2016-09-01 Teddy Bear Foundation


Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation's 4th Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign Launch
September 1, 2016

I was delighted today to recognize the important work of the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. My thanks go to Executive Director Lindsey Leonard and her committed staff for providing financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties.

  2016-08-20 Rey Fire


Rey Fire Back Country Ride
August 20, 2016

Chief Petersen took me on a back country ride thru Paradise Road. We went quite a distance... I saw fire personnel on the line and the DC10 drop ("red line" serves as a fire break of sorts). I continue to be impressed with the knowledge of our fire fighters and the cooperation between agencies.

  2016-08-13 Goleta Neighborhood Dental Clinic Opening


Goleta Neighborhood Dental Clinic Opening
August 13, 2016

Excited to celebrate the opening of the beautiful Goleta Neighborhood Dental Clinic at 164 Kinman Drive off Hollister! 
  2016-08-08 Collaborative Courts Commencement


Collaborative Courts Commencement Ceremony
August 8, 2016

Honored to attend and so proud of the graduates of these Collaborative Court programs. The stories from those who wished to share were inspiring, and their appreciation for the team who helped them get to this point was awesome!

  2016-08-06 Fiesta Pancake Breakfast


Fiesta Pancake Breakfast
August 6, 2016

Great seeing friends, neighbors and family while making Mickey and Minnie Mouse pancakes at the annual Fiesta Pancake Breakfast! 

  2016-08-05 Fiesta Parade


Fiesta Parade
August 5, 2016

Viva la Fiesta! 

  2016-08-02 Hendrys Junior Lifeguards


Hendry's Junior Lifeguards
August 2, 2016

Talking with the amazing Hendry's Junior Lifeguards - what a fantastic group of girls and boys determined to become great lifeguards. Also spent some time with the dedicated "grownup" County Lifeguards - fun morning! 

  2016-07-14 Goleta Beach Bridge Replacement Groundbreaking


Franklin Health Center Visit
July 29, 2016

Visiting the County's Franklin Health Care Center, I was so impressed by the physicians, lactation consultant, support staff, and so many others who provide excellent care to our community, as well as the quality of the clinic. 

  2016-07-21 State ILC Quarterly Meeting


State Independent Living Council Quarterly Meeting
July 21, 2016

I was honored to be invited to speak at the recent quarterly meeting of the State Independent Living Council. What a great group of people doing vital work to increase independence for people with disabilities. 

  2016-07-14 Goleta Beach Bridge Groundbreaking


Goleta Beach Bridge Replacement Goundbreaking

July 14, 2016

Many thanks to County staff and multiple state agencies for making this exciting project possible! (For project information, click here.)

  2016-07-07 Mental Wellness Ctr Open House


Mental Wellness Center Open House
July 7, 2016

I learned so much at this open house about the Mental Wellness Center's great programs, and chatted with staff and volunteers including Michelle Brenner, my former Mental Health Commissioner (pictured here with me). 

  2016-06-19 Sherpa Fire Briefing


Sherpa Fire Briefing
June 19, 2016

I appreciated being able to express my gratitude to the fire crews as they received briefings before heading out to the 6pm-6am shift at the Sherpa Fire.

  2016-05-30 Memorial Day


Memorial Day
May 30, 2016

Honoring the men and women who have sacrificed for our country. 

  2016-05-28 Los Padres Forest Service


Los Padres Forest Service
May 28, 2016

I spent the morning visiting with our fantastic Los Padres Forest Supervisor Baird and Rangers - then stopped by another Second District landmark!  

  2016-05-23 Teen Coalition Youth Leadership Awards  

Santa Barbara City & Teen Coalition Youth Leadership Awards
May 23, 2016

We are lucky to have some very impressive and inspiring youth in our community! 

  2016-05-19 Special Olympics Luncheon


Special Olympics "Inspire Greatness
 Luncheon"
May 19, 2016

What a wonderful luncheon. Special Olympics is such an important organization, and the athletes are so enthusiastic, positive, and inspiring!

 2016-05-17 Amgen Tour 

Amgen Tour
May 17, 2016

After years of dreaming and planning, it was exciting to watch the 2016 Amgen Tour of California make its way up the recently paved Gibraltar Road to the Stage 3 finish line.

  2016-05-12 St Raphael School Visit to Second District


St. Raphael School's 8th Graders Visit
May 12, 2016

It was so great to meet and talk with the St. Raphael School 8th graders for a tour of my office and the Board of Supervisors chambers.  

 2016-05-11 Goleta Valley Jr High Visit


Goleta Valley Junior High Visit
May 11, 2016

Visiting Mr. Gourley's wood shop class at Goleta Valley Junior High as part of the County's Partners in Education Program. And look at the beautiful name plate the class made for me!

 2016-05-05 Second District Art Reception 


Second District Art Gallery - La Colina Junior High Art Exhibit Reception
May 5, 2016

What a great turn-out we had for this art exhibit reception held in my office celebrating the wonderful art of several La Colina Junior High school students, which which has been featured in my office this past month. Such talented young artists! 

  2016-05-01 SB Jewish Festival


Santa Barbara Jewish Festival
May 1, 2016

First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal and I were proud to present a Board Resolution at the Jewish Festival, great annual community event. 

  2016-04-25 Sheriffs New Hires and Retires


Sheriff's New Hires & Retires
April 25, 2016

What a great way to start the week! This morning I helped welcome our new hires to the SB County Sheriff's Department, and helped wish a fond farewell to our recent retirees – including K9 Gango (who got a special bone rather than a certificate). 

  2016-04-23 St Andrews Disaster Preparedness Fair


St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Fair
April 23, 2016

What a great, and important, event. Neighbors from Hope Ranch Annex and the SB/Goleta community gathered together for this fun, free event to take steps towards emergency readiness for their family and pets. Tips and information, presentations, and safety resources were provided by County Fire Engine 13, the Red Cross, Showers of Blessing, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Search and Rescue, Animal Rescue, Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters, Unite to Light, Direct Relief, and more! 

 2016-04-22 EF Earth Day


EF International Language School's Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2016

After spending the first part of the day teamed up with Heal the Ocean and Looking Good Santa Barbara to clean up Santa Barbara's streets and local beaches from Summerland to Goleta, EF's 500 students headed back to their campus in downtown Santa Barbara for a presentation and awards ceremony. I was honored to be invited to speak at this event, and to thank them for their clean-up efforts today and applaud the school for its "Every Day is Earth Day" campaign.

 2016-04-12 San Marcos AAPLE Program Visit 
San Marcos High School AAPLE Program Visit
April 12, 2016

It was really amazing to have the opportunity today to talk with students from San Marcos High School's Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership & Enrichment ( AAPLE). What a great group of students and an inspiring program! 

 2016-04-07 Visit to St Vincents 

Visit to St. Vincent's
April 7, 2016

Today I visited the amazing Sister Margaret Keaveney and her staff at one of my favorite places in the Second District: St. Vincent's. St. Vincent's provides wonderful housing, programs and services to families and seniors. I am so grateful for their dedication.

 2016-04-06 Ride-Along with County Probation 

Ride-Along with SB County Probation
April 6, 2016

It's always interesting (in a good way) to ride along with our Probation officers. 

 2016-03-20 Special Olympics


Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament
March 20, 2016

I was honored to be a speaker at the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament at the UCSB Thunderdome. Special Olympics is such an important organization and these athletes are so inspiring! 

 2016-01-07 Aware and Prepare 

Aware & Prepare Presentation
January 7, 2016

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