Community Action

Bucket Brigade: Building a Foundation for Local Resilience Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The Santa Barbara coastal region has largely escaped any major disasters in the past year, save, of course, for the […more…]

Beyond Christmas Unity: No Off-Season for Food and Services Unity Shoppe

It might seem like bad timing to be writing about Unity Shoppe in the last week of the year, considering […more…]

Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation: Providing Financial Support to Community Members in Need Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation

Montecito Firefighter Lucas Grant is too young to have personal memories of what it was like when local firefighters were […more…]

A Vision Beyond the Call of Duty Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation

Firefighters do a lot more than fight fires. On any given day, Montecito Fire’s 33 active-duty firefighters wake up to […more…]

Community Resilience in a Changed Climate Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade is a homegrown community response to climate change. Created in the wake of the Thomas […more…]

Second and Third Chances at Life Fighting Back Santa Maria

On a wall next to the entrance of Edwin Weaver’s office at Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley (FBSMV) hangs a […more…]