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Slow for the Cone Zone

August 12, 2019 

With multiple infrastructure projects underway on roads throughout the City, motorists should remember to "slow for the cone zone." While the construction work can sometimes present an inconvenience, it also provides for improved infrastructure, including better street pavement.

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Preparing for a Power Outage

August 12, 2019 

Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons including earthquake, winter storms, or Public Safety Power Shutoff. Power outages could result in disruption of important equipment and services. Putting together a plan now can help protect your health and safety in the event of a power failure.

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La Colina Sewer Main Work

August 7, 2019 

Replacement work begins this week on the aging sewer main that serves the La Colina Sewer Lift Station. The sewer main transports 145,000 gallons of sewage per day from the lift station up to La Cumbre Road. During construction in the area, through traffic will be allowed, but parking may be restricted. Sewer service will not be affected.

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Los Olivos Concrete Work

August 7, 2019 

Road repair work on Los Olivos Street, part of the larger Mission Street Pavement Maintenance Project, will begin on August 6. Granite Construction will construct two ADA sidewalk access ramps just east of the Old Mission. Only concrete work will be performed at this time. Granite will return in late September to perform the asphalt grind and overlay.

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Mission Street Paving Update

July 31, 2019 

The Mission Street Paving Project is currently underway, with important sidewalk, access ramp, and fire hydrant work completed. Construction will pause for Fiesta week and will resume on August 5.

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OG Readers Tutor Training

July 31, 2019 

Teens and adults are invited to become OG Readers Volunteer Tutors as part of the Library's new reading program based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach of teaching kids who are struggling readers. Once training is complete, volunteers will work one-on-one with students in 1st through 4th grades.

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Vision Zero Safety Restriping Projects

July 24, 2019 

The City is taking steps toward eliminating severe injuries and deaths caused by vehicle collisions. Two Vision Zero Safety Restriping projects seek to address known collision patterns along Las Positas Road and Cabrillo Boulevard.

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City Fire Staff Meets with the Governor

July 24, 2019 

The Fire Department's Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Liliana Encinas, was recently invited by Gov. Gavin Newsom's office to discuss emergency preparedness best practices, particularly forthose experiencing poverty, social isolation, language barriers and other access and functional needs challenges.

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Airport Commercial Industrial Space Complete

June 26, 2019 

The City recently celebrated the completion of its new commercial industrial development on Airport property. The new five-building development addresses a long-standing shortage of commercial industrial space in the region and will enable a number of local companies to grow their businesses.

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An Evening with a NASA Engineer

June 19, 2019 

Terry Himes, an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab will present a talk on NASA's Journey to Mars, including InSight, Curiosity, Mars 2020 + Helicopter, Mars Sample Return and beyond. The event will be held on June 24 at the Central Library.

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Tossing and Leaving Confetti is Littering

June 19, 2019 

Throwing confetti, sequins, and glitter at parades is considered littering. To celebrate, please choose paper confetti and use it sparingly. Avoid mylar confetti, glitter, and egg decorations with plastic and foam.

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MTD Shuttle Now Serving the Funk Zone

June 12, 2019 

MTD has added a new stop to the Downtown Shuttle route that serves the State Street Corridor. Beginning Monday, June 10, the Downtown Shuttle will now include a new stop in front of Oreana Winery on Yanonali Street.

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Community Workshop on Going Solar

June 5, 2019 

The Community Environmental Council's 2019 Solarize Santa Barbara Program will run through the summer. Residents can benefit from discounted prices on high quality equipment and solar installs from vetted installers in this community led program. A free workshop will be held on June 18.

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Gutierrez Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting

June 5, 2019 

Join the City in celebrating the completion of the Gutierrez Street Bridge, located between De La Vina Street and Chapala Street, at a June 6 ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held on the bridge. The $6.7 million project replaced the former structurally deficient bridge to allow for future creek widening by county Flood Control.

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Bohnett Park Renovation Project

May 29, 2019 

Join us at one of our upcoming community workshops and provide your input on park amenities at Bohnett Park. We'll review preliminary plans and give you an update on the project status. The workshops will be held at Bohnett Park on June 6 and 29, and on July 13

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Library to Interact With Space Station

May 29, 2019 

The Library was selected by the ARISS-US Team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) to host an amateur radio contact with International Space State crew members using the ARISS. Members of public are invited to submit questions to ask the astronauts on board the space station during the contact.

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Westside Transportation Approach Workshop

May 22, 2019 

Over the past several weeks, the Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods have provided input on walkability, bikeability, and traffic concerns in their areas. The City is now ready with some proposed solutions to address concerns. Learn more by attending the Approach Workshop on June 1.

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Shared Mobility Ordinance Adopted

May 22, 2019 

On May 7, City Council adopted amendments to the Shared Mobility Ordinance to prohibit unsafe scooter share and implement a bike share pilot program. The pilot program will bring bikes to City streets, providing the convenience of hopping on a bike for a quick trip through town

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