Category Archives: Santa Barbara Independent

Local Business Consultant Deborah Naish Receives “Coach of the Year” Steve Award, Recognizing Women in Business Around the World

Press releases are posted on as a free commnity service. Santa Barbara, CA – November 30, 2023 – Deborah Naish, Principal of Naish Partners, received the 2023 Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business, in the category of Mentor or Coach of the Year. Read more » »

Sanford Bothman

We mourn the passing of Sanford Burton Bothman, and bid farewell to a man whose kindness and generosity touched many lives. Sandy, 94, of Santa Barbara, California, passed away on November 19, 2023 from cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Read more » »

195 Local Nonprofit Organizations Receive Community Dividends® Awards and Share of $1.1 Million at Montecito Bank & Trust’s 21st Annual Luncheon

Press releases are posted on as a free commnity service. Santa Barbara, CA – Montecito Bank & Trust kicked off the holiday season on Monday November 20, 2023, as it has for the last 21 years, with the special annual tradition of their Community Dividends awards luncheon. Read more » »

Ira Philip Weinstein

Ira Philip Weinstein, Ph.D. passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara, CA, on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Ira was born in Brooklyn, New York (go Dodgers!) on September 21st, 1939, to Esther (Horowitz) and Sam Weinstein. Esther was a loving matriarch who passed her incredible fashion sense down to Ira. Read more » »

Roberta Lee Kroot

Obituary | Thu Jul 13, 2023 | 1: 01pm Roberta Lee Kroot, known to all as Bobbi, was born June 17, 1945 and died July 12, 2023. Some say she was a bright light; to most people she was known as a forcefield. Growing up as the middle daughter in a blissfully happy home in Los Angeles she was known early on for her sense of style. Read more » »

State of the Union at the County Board of Supervisors

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In Support Of – The Santa Barbara Independent

The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (SBWPC) stands in solidarity with Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara, and other community leaders in condemning the recent acts of anti-Semitism in Santa Barbara. Read more » »

Reject Bigotry and Light a Candle – The Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara is home to a thriving and diverse Jewish population with a strong sense of belonging to the larger community. Read more » »

News From Congregation B’nai B’rith Santa Barbara and Lee Oskar – The Santa Barbara Independent

Press releases are posted on as a free community service. (SANTA BARBARA, CA—October 8, 2022)—Congregation B’nai B’rith (CBB) of Santa Barbara will honor the life and legacy of Judy Meisel, beloved educator, civil rights activist and Read more » »

ON Culture | Musical Musings and Memories of Monty Roberts – The Santa Barbara Independent

This edition of ON Culture was originally emailed to subscribers on September 23, 2022. To receive Leslie Dinaberg’s arts newsletter in your inbox on Fridays, sign up at ON the Stage Ensemble Theatre Company performs Carmen Jones October 6-23. | Credit: Courtesy We’ve had so many great shows at the tail end of the S.B. Read more » »