Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Eve with the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra



Ring In The New Year
With the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra

Evening: Tuesday, December 31, 2013; at 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Matinee: No Matinee;
Location: Granada Theater 
Fast becoming a Santa Barbara favorite, Bob Bernhardt returns with a Pops feast of your favorites, as well as a few surprises! Ring in the new year at the best party in town, but get your tickets early—this concert is always a sell-out! Call 805-898-9386 to pre-order.

Bob Bernhardt, Guest Conductor

With dancers from State Street Ballet
Cohan/arr.: George M. Cohan Salute
Bernstein/Mason: West Side Story Selections
Grieg: Morning Mood from Peer Gynt #1
Anderson: Blue Tango
Verdi: Triumphal March from Aida
Miller/Holcombe: String of Pearls
Arr. Tyzik (Schirmer): Lawrence of Arabia, Gone with the Wind, Pink Panther
Badelt/Ricketts: Pirates of the Caribbean Selections
Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
Morricone/Longfield: Gabriel’s Oboe
Anderson: Bugler’s Holiday
Strauss, Jr.: Emperor Waltz
Jenkens: Palladio
Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984)


(all information and photos from the SB Symphony Website)

The Count Down Begins....

The Table is Set....


The Champagne is on ice...


and
The Count Down Begins....


See you Next Year!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Drop the Kids off at the Santa Barbara Zoo - New Year's Eve Overnight!


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Santa Barbara Zoo Overnight for Kids

New Year's Eve

December 31-January 1
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Let your kids swing into the New Year in wild style! Drop them off for a fun-filled night at the Zoo. They’ll have a pizza dinner, check out what’s cookin’ in our animal kitchen, tour the Zoo at night, eat a pancake breakfast, and much more. Sorry parents, this fun night is for kids only!
Cost: $70/child (includes dinner & breakfast). Ages 5-12. To register, download the snooze registration form or email the education department
What fun for everyone! Parent's get a night off and the kids have a magical overnight at the beautiful SB Zoo. Many Zoo animals are up at night!
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 NiƱos Drive 
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 
Tel: (805) 962-5339
Info line: (805) 962-6310
Fax: (805) 962-1673
Email: General email address
Website: www.sbzoo.org



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to You and Yours from Santa Barbara

May Your Christmas be Merry and Bright
Come Visit Santa Barbara in the New Year!


 Christmas Tree at the end of Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, California


 Santa taking a well deserved beach break!
Santa Barbara, California


Monday, December 23, 2013

Quick Facts About Santa Barbara County

   People QuickFactsSanta Barbara CountyCalifornia
Population definition and source infoPopulation, 2012 estimate431,24938,041,430
Population definition and source infoPopulation, 2010 (April 1) estimates base423,89537,253,956
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1 definition and source infoPopulation, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20121.7%2.1%
Population definition and source infoPopulation, 2010423,89537,253,956
Persons under 5 years, percent definition and source infoPersons under 5 years, percent, 20126.5%6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent definition and source infoPersons under 18 years, percent, 201222.6%24.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source infoPersons 65 years and over, percent, 201213.3%12.1%
Female persons, percent definition and source infoFemale persons, percent, 201249.7%50.3%
White alone, percent definition and source infoWhite alone, percent, 2012 (a)86.1%73.7%
Black or African American alone, percent definition and source infoBlack or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a)2.4%6.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent definition and source infoAmerican Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012 (a)2.2%1.7%
Asian alone, percent definition and source infoAsian alone, percent, 2012 (a)5.5%13.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent definition and source infoNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2012 (a)0.2%0.5%
Two or More Races, percent definition and source infoTwo or More Races, percent, 20123.4%3.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent definition and source infoHispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b)43.8%38.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent definition and source infoWhite alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201246.9%39.4%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent definition and source infoLiving in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-201279.0%84.2%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source infoForeign born persons, percent, 2008-201223.5%27.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source infoLanguage other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-201239.9%43.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source infoHigh school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-201279.7%81.0%
BachelorBachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-201231.5%30.5%
Veterans definition and source infoVeterans, 2008-201226,2801,952,910
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source infoMean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-201219.427.1
Housing units definition and source infoHousing units, 2012152,70813,707,386
Homeownership rate definition and source infoHomeownership rate, 2008-201253.2%56.0%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source infoHousing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-201229.8%30.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source infoMedian value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012$482,400$383,900
Households definition and source infoHouseholds, 2008-2012141,24712,466,331
Persons per household definition and source infoPersons per household, 2008-20122.872.93
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars) definition and source infoPer capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012$30,114$29,551
Median household income definition and source infoMedian household income, 2008-2012$62,723$61,400
Persons below poverty level, percent definition and source infoPersons below poverty level, percent, 2008-201215.3%15.3%
   Business QuickFactsSanta Barbara CountyCalifornia
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source infoPrivate nonfarm establishments, 201111,064849,3161
Private nonfarm employment definition and source infoPrivate nonfarm employment, 2011133,80312,698,4271
Private nonfarm employment, percent change definition and source infoPrivate nonfarm employment, percent change, 2010-2011-0.5%1.3%1
Nonemployer establishments definition and source infoNonemployer establishments, 201131,5622,887,014
Total number of firms definition and source infoTotal number of firms, 200739,8343,425,510
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source infoBlack-owned firms, percent, 2007S4.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent definition and source infoAmerican Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.1%1.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source infoAsian-owned firms, percent, 20075.9%14.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent definition and source infoNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007F0.3%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source infoHispanic-owned firms, percent, 200713.9%16.5%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source infoWomen-owned firms, percent, 200728.3%30.3%
Manufacturers shipments definition and source infoManufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)3,174,119491,372,092
Merchant wholesaler sales definition and source infoMerchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)4,023,586598,456,486
Retail sales definition and source infoRetail sales, 2007 ($1000)4,983,368455,032,270
Retail sales per capita definition and source infoRetail sales per capita, 2007$12,443$12,561
Accommodation and food services sales definition and source infoAccommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)1,361,47680,852,787
Building permits definition and source infoBuilding permits, 201246158,549
   Geography QuickFactsSanta Barbara CountyCalifornia
Land area in square miles definition and source infoLand area in square miles, 20102,735.09155,779.22
Persons per square mile definition and source infoPersons per square mile, 2010155.0239.1
Persons per square mile definition and source infoFIPS Code08306
Persons per square mile definition and source infoMetropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area