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Boo at the Zoo 2018!

Boo at the Zoo 2018!

August 29, 2018

Good morning friends, I hope your transition to the Fall season is going well. We already have a long weekend coming up for Labor Day! I just wanted to share that we are officially taking volunteers to serve at our annual Boo at the Zoo (BATZ) event. This is a great opportunity for any individual...

Please join us! Saturday, September 15 – California Coastal Cleanup Day

Please join us! Saturday, September 15 – California Coastal Cleanup Day

August 29, 2018

Hello all,   Please join us on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to Noon for California Coastal Cleanup Day! LBS is hosting the table for the ninth year at Miramar/Hammonds Beach (San Ysidro Road exit) in Montecito. https://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html   WHAT TO BRING:...

Volunteer Opportunity at Homework Help Center at Santa Barbara Public Library

Volunteer Opportunity at Homework Help Center at Santa Barbara Public Library

August 29, 2018

Hello,   I’m reaching out to see if you are able to share a volunteer opportunity with students. Santa Barbara Public Library is offering volunteer trainings for our Homework Help Center on Wednesday, August 29, from 5:15-6:30 p.m., or Saturday, September 8, from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Tech Lab of the Santa Barbara Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu.   Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two hours a week assisting children with reading and/or hom...

Book Signing at Chaucers

Book Signing at Chaucers

August 16, 2018

We're Coming to Santa Barbara! Please Join us! When:  Aug 30th, 7pm Where: Chaucer's Book Store, Santa Barbara 3321 State St, Santa Barbara CA 93105 You’re invited to a very special Book Signing. Hosted by: Chloe Howard, author of 'STAND Beautiful' Please RSVP here if yo...

California Sanctuary Cities’ Status in Jeopardy

California Sanctuary Cities’ Status in Jeopardy

Ian Brown

June 4, 2018

The recent actions of Libby Schaaf, the Democratic mayor of Oakland, California, have riled up tensions between the White House and California on immigration. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), the controversial agency of our Federal Government tasked with enforcing U.S. immigration laws, has...

Humanities Program

Humanities Program

Itziar de Pedro

June 4, 2018

Starting next school year, sophomores, juniors and a senior will join Laguna’s newly created Humanities Research Program, a two-year honors opportunity designed to complement the existing STEM initiative. Writers, painters, performers, theater and film lovers and anyone who loves art is welcome to...

Assist Scholarship

Assist Scholarship

Itziar de Pedro

June 4, 2018

My phone beeped, the screen lit up, and I caught my breath. It was there. That word, ASSIST, staring at me... I remember that moment as if it were yesterday. That was the night I received the email saying that I had won the scholarship to study abroad and had been accepted to Laguna Blanca School in...

Standing, United, for Parkland

Standing, United, for Parkland

Jack Stein

June 4, 2018

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, the Laguna Blanca community gathered together on the field to collectively mourn and to open up the discussion about preventing these traumatic events. Laguna was just one of the countless schools across the country that participated in walkouts organized by the...

On the Front Porch

On the Front Porch

June 4, 2018

The chatter of passersby created a pleasant lull as we made our way through the open courtyard and milled about in and out of shops. We went to check out a small business and struck up a conversation with the owner. What began as a simple conversation soon turned into a discussion that answered t...

Grade Inflation

Grade Inflation

Aura Carlson and Phoebe Stein

June 3, 2018

According to a study done by Michael Hurwitz of the College Board and Jason Lee of the Uni- versity of Georgia,“In 1998, 38.9 percent of kids in high school had an average grade of an A,” but by 2016, “the average number of students with A’s had increased to 47 percent.” Needless...

Deportation: the People Behind the Stories

Deportation: the People Behind the Stories

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein

May 15, 2018

Background Imagine being on the run, not knowing the status of your fate in the country you consider home. Unfortunately, this is life for many undocumented immigrants in the United States. If you are unlucky and caught by immigration of officials, the courts will assign a government-iss...

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