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01/13/14 | Santa Barbara Chiropractor
Dr. Crystal GalvanEmpowering women & families to take control of their health.Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I LOVE CLOUDS!
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Love to watch my soaps- General Hospital
What is the last book you read or one of: The Baby Sleep Book/ Dr. Sears
Favorite local restaurant?: Cajun Kitchen
Favorite coffee spot?: Zizzo’s
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09/23/13 | Celebrating 30 Years in the CommunityEF International Language SchoolEF Students contribute to SB as Global Community: EF International Langu…
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09/11/13 | Westlake Village has it’s very own shining star!
Hayley BockMake sure to keep an eye on this rising star!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I have a dog that watches TV!
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Cinnabons!
What is the last book you read or one of: Percy Jackson-“Lightning Thief”
Favorite local restaurant?: In-N-Out
Favorite coffee spot?: Starbucks, not coffee though, tea
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09/05/13 | Non-ProfitCarrie RandolphScholarship Foundation names new BOARD MEMBER!: SANTA BARBARA, CA Augu…
About Us: Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara provid…
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05/31/13 | Teacher
Andy WhiteShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: I own a local music studio and musical lessons company c…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Lattes
What is the last book you read or one of: Lust for Life (about Van Gogh)
Favorite local restaurant?: Little Alex’s
Favorite coffee spot?: French Press
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04/05/13 | Santa Barbara High School Theatre | Santa Barbara High SchoolOtto LaymanSBHS Theatre Presents Monty Python’s SPAMALOT: Thou needst not adhere to…
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02/08/13 | Owner of Crushcakes & Cafe
Shannon NoormandShannon NoormandShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: I have 2 sets of twins, one set identical 17 year old bo…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Chips and salsa & Margaritas for dinner.
What is the last book you read or one of: “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon…
Favorite local restaurant?: Besides Crushcakes & Cafe??? Probably Jane they always do a…
Favorite coffee spot?: Besides Crushcakes & Cafe??? That’s hard, I think we have the b…
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09/27/12 | Darlene Mock, Founder
Petits Amis PreschoolShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: I still like to run throught the sprinkers with my stude…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Root beer floats with vanilla ice cream
What is the last book you read or one of: The English Patient
Favorite local restaurant?: The Boathouse
Favorite coffee spot?: Whole foods
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09/10/12 | Hometown Homebirth
Moriah Whoolilurie LM, CPMHomegrown owner of Hometown HomebirthShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: My husband John and I got married after 11 days.
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Almond croissants from Renaud’s!
What is the last book you read or one of: Birth Reborn by Michel Odent, a French Obstet…
Favorite local restaurant?: Everything about the Sojourner reminds me of home.
Favorite coffee spot?: Absolutely the French Press on State. Im excited about their ne…
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08/27/12 | Mom, Business Owner, Teacher
Emily BoswellGet to know Emily!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I am an avid Ice Hockey fan. Go Kings!!
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Plain white cake from a grocery store bakery….
What is the last book you read or one of: The Graveyard Book, By Neil Gaiman. I like an…
Favorite local restaurant?: Taco de Rajas at El Sitio.
Favorite coffee spot?: I dont drink coffee. But sometimes I go Coffee Bean on upper De…
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08/22/12 | Mom, Singer, Caregiver
Alycia ArcherBalancing Motherhood & PassionsShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: I took tap/ballet played violin and made my own clothes …
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: It’s It’s Ice Cream.
What is the last book you read or one of: Raising my daughter and taking care of kids, …
Favorite local restaurant?: Adama Vegan Cuisine on Chapala
Favorite coffee spot?: I like to meet people at the good cup for a little coffee of tea…
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08/08/12 | BusinessKnit FitNew store is sure to inspire creativity!Two Locations!: The new Santa Barbara store is the second Knit Fit store…
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07/30/12 | Mom, Business Owner, Health Advocate
Maria ArroyoMom, Business Owner, Health AdvocateShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: I love entertaining and throwing parties!! (even in Hig…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Fresh, homemade chocolate chip (with nuts) co…
What is the last book you read or one of: I haven’t finished a book in a long time, but…
Favorite local restaurant?: Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurants
Favorite coffee spot?: Renaud’s
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07/16/12 | Trainer, Coach and Horse Lover
Marcia NelsonCoach, Trainer and Horse Lover!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: Horse crazy all of my life!!
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: NuSkin Face Spa…the older I get the more I …
What is the last book you read or one of: “The Eighty Dollar Champion” by Elizabeth Let…
Favorite local restaurant?: Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant…..super food and super ow…
Favorite coffee spot?: Coffee Cabin in Buellton because of their Mexi-Mocha……mmmmmm…
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07/10/12 | Speech & Language Pathologist
Shelley GreenbaumMeet Shelley– love, light, and joyShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: My cat keeps agreements once she shakes on it
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Lots of popcorn
What is the last book you read or one of: Last book I read: Dying To Be Me; Favorites: …
Favorite local restaurant?: Opal
Favorite coffee spot?: Dont drink coffee
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07/04/12 | Energetic Mom & Business Owner
Krissy MackinsMeet Krissy!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I used to dance in the parades at Disney Worlds Magic K…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Getting caught up on General Hospital from …
What is the last book you read or one of: I really enjoyed the book, The Devil Wears P…
Favorite local restaurant?: The Beachside
Favorite coffee spot?: I dont drink coffee, but I really enjoy tea.
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06/25/12 | Mom and Owner of MY GYM
Jennifer CaesarEnthusiastic Mom & Business OwnerShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: Well I actually have a lot of fun facts but one of the b…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Definitely a Vanilla Latte from Coffee Bean.
What is the last book you read or one of: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’m ready to…
Favorite local restaurant?: Holdren’s
Favorite coffee spot?: Coffee Bean (:
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06/11/12 | SBMA StaffKarina Carl – SB Museum of ArtArt for the Whole CommunitySBMA: Bringing Art to Families & Children: [About Santa Barbara Museum o…
Get Involved with smART Families: For those wanting to be more involved …
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06/06/12 | Dad
Brian LHusband, Father, Community LeaderShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: Lived in Russia for one year
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Following the Lakers, no matter what may come
What is the last book you read or one of: True Grit by Charles Portis
Favorite local restaurant?: Los Gallos
Favorite coffee spot?: SB RoCo
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05/14/12 | Heart for RwandaLaura WatersBaking with Love & PurposeQuality Baking from the Heart: SweetHearts Bakery started with a trip to…
Availability: SweetHearts Bakery started as a wholesale bakery. With a c…
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05/08/12 | Mother-to-Mother SupportLa Leche LeagueProviding Mother-to-Mother Support, Encouragement: [About] La Leche Leag…
[LLL of Santa Barbara]: Kyle and Jessica are the fun, dynamic, understan…
[Philosophy]: The philosophy of La Leche League is to provide loving gui…
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05/02/12 | Foster Parent
Cassandra FildeyA special woman with a big heart!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I love to trap shoot!
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Food – I love tacos!
What is the last book you read or one of: I’m reading “One for the Money,” which is a f…
Favorite local restaurant?: Bistro 1111
Favorite coffee spot?: I’m not a big coffee drinker. I only drink half a cup at a time!
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04/16/12 | Event Review | Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts ForumExhibit Inspiring Creativity in Parents & ChildrenThe art is interactive and appealing to children.: [About] CAF presents …
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02/13/12 | Event Recap | SBSNAP – Santa Barbara Special Needs Adaptive ProgramsSB Snap‘Groovy Kind of Love’: The Annual Valentine Dinner Dance hosted by the D…
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02/13/12 | Mom and Educator
Janelle AshbyRenaissance Woman with Passion for EducationShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: I designed and sewed a friends wedding dress
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Cake!
What is the last book you read or one of: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Favorite local restaurant?: Roy
Favorite coffee spot?: Not a coffee drinker, but love the caramel apple spice drink fro…
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02/12/12 | Non-ProfitMatt WagonhurstLocal Students Kick Off 3rd Annual Sports Drive: Three years ago, high s…
How to Help: Drop off donations. Balls, bats, gloves, helmets, surfboar…
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02/12/12 | Teacher (& Mom)
Leia BrownLas Vegas Native and teacher for Nevada Virtual AcademyShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: Las Vegas Native
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Reading…to a fault, once immersed in a book…
What is the last book you read or one of: I’m that girl. I love the Twilight Series bo…
Favorite local restaurant?: Outback
Favorite coffee spot?: Starbucks
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02/07/12 | Non ProfitCALM – Child Abuse Listening & MediationAbout CALM – Child Abuse Listening Mediation: CALM exists to assess, tre…
I Will Not Be Silent: In response to recent news, CALM launched an IWil…
Parent Child Interaction Therapy benefit parents: How can a parent manag…
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02/02/12 | Mollycule, Children’s Books that Spark the Imagination
Molly HahnSanta Barbara-based writer, illustrator, and multimedia artist.Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I play the ukulele and perform locally.
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: CHEESE! And Coffee…
What is the last book you read or one of: “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen
Favorite local restaurant?: Roy
Favorite coffee spot?: Handlebar Coffee Shop
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01/18/12 | Mom & Owner of Willa Kveta Photography
Willa KvetaWilla is one of Santa Barbaras premiere wedding photographers.Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I grew up on an island
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Chocolate
What is the last book you read or one of: The Kite Running – one of my favorites
Favorite local restaurant?: Carlitos
Favorite coffee spot?: The Daily Grind
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11/23/11 | The Singing Harpist – Vocal, Harp, and Piano Teacher
Kathy KavanaughShare ONE FUN FACT about you?: I didn’t start the harp till I was 35 years old.
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: I love cats
What is the last book you read or one of: Desmond Moore’s Why They Purr
Favorite local restaurant?: The Buffet At Boulder Station
Favorite coffee spot?: Starbucks
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11/03/11 | mom & author
Jenna McCarthyLocal mom launches a new book while balancing motherhood & and a husband.Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I like to drink hot coffee through a straw.
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: America’s Funniest Videos. (I prefer to call …
What is the last book you read or one of: It’s Hard Not to Hate You (by my friend Val F…
Favorite local restaurant?: I’m a big Opal fan. And Zen Yai makes me weak (in a good wa…
Favorite coffee spot?: I know it’s not PC but it rhymes with charducks.
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11/02/11 | Event Recap | Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy – SBYMASB Youth Battle of the BandsA NIGHT TO REMEMBER2011 Finalists!: Below are the final rankings and scores for the top thr…
2011 Participants: 14 and Under 50 Below Official Breakdown Sozo Techni…
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10/10/11 | pumpkin patches, costumes & events…Halloween & HarvestHalloween is just not a one-night affair; the celebrating begins weeks in advance!EVENTS: There are lots of ways to have a safe experience trick or treati…
PUMPKIN PATCHES: Grocery Stores & Trader Joe’s Big Wave Dave Lane Farms…
COSTUMES: Make this a night they will not forget! Create your own unique…
ACTIVITIES & CANDY: ACTIVITIES & CANDY… Stop by Kingston’s Candy for…
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09/16/11 | tutor for ages 6-14Nancy RoseWhy I became a tutor…..: Two years ago I retired from teaching in Sant…
Trouble with study skills?: Sometimes a child, or adolescent, has troubl…
I also teach English-As-A-Second-Language.: I am fully fluent in Spanish…
I have excellent local references.: Several families with whom I have wo…
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09/15/11 | Business SpotlightNannies 2 GoNannies 2 Go has figured out how to make life easier and still affordable for busy parents!Making Life a Little Easier: As a parent, Lisa knows how important your …
About Lisa: Lisa Grossmann, owner of Nannies 2 Go, has provided childcar…
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09/14/11 | Laura Sobell, SB’s #1 Baby ExpertGrowing SpacesWe think of Laura Sobel as the baby whisperer. She has supported so many parents in our community!Growing Spaces- With SB’s #1 Baby Expert: Let Laura Sobell Design a Safe…
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08/08/11 | Junior Olympics – Event ResultsSB Aquatics ClubSanta Barbara Water Polo 12U Girls WINS THE GOLD!Santa Barbara Water Polo 12U Girls WINS THE GOLD!: The Water Polo Junior…
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06/14/11 | Dad
Kevin ZieglerKevin is one of ParentClick’s 2012 Dads of the Year!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: sense of Humor
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Coffee
What is the last book you read or one of: The Personal MBA “Master the Art of Business”
Favorite local restaurant?: Habit
Favorite coffee spot?: Starbucks
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06/08/11 | Summer Event Series | Stearns Wharf AssociationMovies on Stearns WharfA fun and free activity for families with kids of all ages!FREE FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES ON STEARNS WHARF RETURNS: The City of SB and th…
Movie Line-up: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG) at dusk on June 17th “Foot…
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05/26/11 | Mom
Julie SorensonFarewell and thank you to our Editor Julie for the past 7 years!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I am in 3 book clubs each month – my own and two mother-…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: a Latte at Jeannine’s or a nice glass of wine
What is the last book you read or one of: last book “Widow of the South”, last favorit…
Favorite local restaurant?: So hard to name just one – Ca Dario, Arigato, Shoreline Caf…
Favorite coffee spot?: Starbucks – Jeannine’s for special occasions
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05/18/11 | Non ProfitInterculture FoundationAbout Us: InterCulture Foundation is a non-profit organization Combating…
Healthy Lifestyle Programs Include:: Snack Smart Program- delivery of he…
Summer Camps: Be a Fit Kid – kids learn ways to get out and get healthy…
Current Programs:: Road Trip to Nutrition- ICF is currently implementing…
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05/03/11 | Event RecapMoms Night Out at NordstromAn evening to celebrate the 2011 ParentClick Moms of the YearMoms Night Out at Nordstrom: The evening started with a wine,hors d’oeu…
2011 ParentClick Moms of the Year: Tatiana RomoNominated by Philly Burme…
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04/28/11 | Mom & SB County Education Assistant Superintendent
Susan SalcidoThis special lady is being honored for Teacher Appreciation Month.Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: My husband and I got married on Maui, just the two of us…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Whenever I need a little pick-me-up, I buy a …
What is the last book you read or one of: DRIVE by Daniel Pink
Favorite local restaurant?: Several favorites: Olio y Limone Pizzeria, Brophies, Jane,…
Favorite coffee spot?: My friend Kris B. brews the best coffee in town
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03/15/11 | Event Spotlight | Teddy Bear Cancer FoundationSaks & The City IVPurchase tickets before they sell out for this fabulous evening!EVENT DETAILS: Thursday, April 7 – 6:00pm-10:00pm Enjoy: Mini Makeovers …
ABOUT TBCF: The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) provides financial a…
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01/10/11 | Mom & Entrepreneur
Sarah JaimesSarah launched Kingston’s Candy Co in October 2010 in Santa Barbara!Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: I am a pretty open book and love to talk. I cannot imagi…
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: Haribo gummy bears! Glad to say we carry the …
What is the last book you read or one of: The Help
Favorite local restaurant?: Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant
Favorite coffee spot?: I like them all.
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01/09/11 | Dad
Chris KolendrianosChris Kolendrianos is a very hands-on father of two. His oldest daughter, Sorel, has Rett …Share ONE FUN FACT about you?: x
What is one of your indulgence or vices?: x
What is the last book you read or one of: Rett Syndrome Handbook
Favorite local restaurant?: Ca Dario
Favorite coffee spot?: Zizzo’s
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