Monthly Archives: October 2010

What’s Doing in Santa Barbara County Oct. 31-Nov. 6



Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Noon-3 p.m. Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Families will discover history of holiday while making skeleton masks, decorating sugar skulls, and creating tissue paper marigolds and festive holiday prints. Traditional refreshments served. Presented by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Free. 965-0093 or more

ON THE TOWN : Making the American Dream come true

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the organization that helps provide local low-income families with safe shelter for their loved ones. The nonprofit Peoples’ Self-Help Housing assists families in the construction of their new home; future homeowners put in sweat equity and costs, in turn, are reduced. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: UCSB women run to Big West title

UCSB’s Amanda Moreno set course and Big West Conference records by finishing in 19 minutes, 57 seconds to win the Big West championship and lead the Gauchos’ cross country team to their second straight league title on the 6K Ag/Ops Course in Riverside, on Saturday. more

GDP growth can’t curb economic fears – Anemic is how one local economist described Q3’s slight uptick

South Coast economic experts generally agreed Friday’s 2 percent third-quarter gross domestic product growth was a positive sign, but does little to curb fears of more unemployment and a sluggish recovery after two years of recession. more

Week in Sports


The Santa Barbara High Dons can clinch the “city championship” in football tonight (Fri., Oct. 29) when they face the Dos Pueblos Chargers at DP’s Scott O’Leary Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Dons have already beaten San Marcos. The Chargers, who play at San Marcos next week, not only can put itself themselves position to nab the city title, but they can stay in contention for the Channel League crown. The Chargers are 1-0 in the league and 4-3 overall. Santa Barbara is 1-1 and 2-6. more


3D Studio Gallery: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 529 State St. Charles Fazzino, 3-D Pop Artist. 730-9109. more




Fall Choral Festival: Individual and combined performances by 17 choirs, including the Westmont Men’s and Women’s Chorales, and cameo appearances by more than 540 high school students from 14 visiting schools and the Westmont Chamber Singers. 4:45 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Also: 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Free. 565-6401 more

Center Scrutinizes Future of University

UCSB faculty members held a forum yesterday to discuss the increasingly tenuous position of higher education. Following the success of last year’s “The Future of the University” series, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is hosting a new string of lectures on the UC Commission on the Future — which was created to address the University’s financial woes…Additionally, Chris Hoeckly, Director of the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College, said the nation’s education system is in decline. more

SY clinches fifth straight LPL crown

Despite a performance that head coach Chip Fenenga characterized as “flat,” Santa Ynez still had enough to defeat visiting Morro Bay 3-1 to clinch its fifth consecutive Los Padres League championship in girls volleyball. more

UCLA Selected Third in Preseason Pac-10 Media Poll

UCLA was selected to finish third among the league’s 10 schools in the 2010-11 Pac-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Media Poll, as announced Thursday at the conference’s annual media day…The Bruins host Westmont College (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in an exhibition game Thursday, Nov. 4. Game time at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion is 7:30 p.m. more