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A Taste of Santa Barbara, California

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT SANTA BARBARA?

  1. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city is widely known as the "American Riviera." As of the census of 2010, the city had a population of 88,410, a loss of 1,190 from the previous census, making it the second largest city in the county after Santa Maria.

  2. In addition to being a popular tourist and resort destination, the city economy includes a large service sector, education, technology, health care, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, and local government. In 2004, the service sector accounted for fully 35% of local employment. Education in particular is well-represented, with five institutions of higher learning on the south coast (the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Antioch University, and the Brooks Institute of Photography).

  3. Just before the turn of the century, oil was discovered at the Summerland Oil Field, and the region along the beach east of Santa Barbara sprouted numerous oil derricks and piers for drilling offshore. This was the first offshore oil development in the world; oil drilling offshore would become a contentious practice in the Santa Barbara area to the present day.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $47,498, and the median income for a family was $57,880. Males had a median income of $37,116 versus $31,911 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,466. About 7.7% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. If one compares the per capita income to the actual cost of living, the number of people living below the poverty line is considerably higher.

  5. With its abundance of seafood, awareness of farming methods, and nearby wineries, Santa Barbara has many restaurants. In 2010, the SantaBarbara.com Restaurant Guide listed 693 separate restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries in the region.

Radio Stations:
KCSB 91.9 FM Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Variety
KFYZ 94.5 FM Ellwood, CA Urban Contemporary
KVYB 103.3 FM Santa Barbara, CA Hip Hop
KCAQ 104.7 FM Oxnard, CA Hip Hop
K287AL (KTMS) 105.3 FM Isla Vista, CA News/Talk
KFYV 105.5 FM Ojai, CA Top-40
KZSB 1290 AM Santa Barbara, CA News

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Demographics of Santa Barbara, California

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

75.1%

1.6%

1.0%

3.5%

38.0%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Visions of Hope's 7th Annual (kick off to) Black History Month Worship and Celebration.

Visions of Hope


Visions of Hope


We would like to extend a very special invitation for you and your congregation to join us at Visions of Hope's 7th Annual (kick off to) Black History Month Worship and Celebration. This faith base/cultural event is free to the public and is scheduled for

Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 3:30pm at the Marjorie Luke Theater

( Santa Barbara Jr. High School campus)

721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, California

*VIP LUNCHEON 2:30pm*

For more information, please contact Visions of Hope - visionsofhope@cox.net.

Warmly,
Candice Pipersburg Johnson
Visions of Hope – Vice President
(805) 331-3730

2017 ASALH THEME:
Crisis in Black Education

The theme for 2017 focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans. ASALH’s founder Carter G. Woodson once wrote that “if you teach the Negro that he has accomplished as much good as any other race he will aspire to equality and justice without regard to race.” Woodson understood well the implications associated with the denial of access to knowledge, and he called attention to the crisis that resulted from persistently imposed racial barriers to equal education.

The crisis in black education first began in the days of slavery when it was unlawful for slaves to learn to read and write. In pre-Civil War northern cities, free blacks were forced as children to walk long distances past white schools on their way to the one school relegated solely to them. Whether by laws, policies, or practices, racially separated schools remained the norm in America from the late nineteenth century well into our own time.

Throughout the last quarter of the twentieth century and continuing today, the crisis in black education has grown significantly in urban neighborhoods where public schools lack resources, endure overcrowding, exhibit a racial achievement gap, and confront policies that fail to deliver substantive opportunities. The touted benefits of education remain elusive to many blacks of all ages. Tragically, some poorly performing schools serve as pipelines to prison for youths.

Yet, African American history is rich in centuries-old efforts of resistance to this crisis: the slaves’ surreptitious endeavors to learn; the rise of black colleges and universities after the Civil War; unrelenting battles in the courts; the black history movement; the freedom schools of the 1960s; and local community-based academic and mentorship programs that inspire a love of learning and thirst for achievement. Addressing the crisis in black education should be considered one of the most important goals in America’s past, present, and future.

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Famous Blacks from Santa Barbara, California

     
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Businesses in Santa Barbara, California


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Ciao-A Fine Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   3011 De La Vina Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 569-9324  - (reviews)

  2. LunaBella Make-up & Hair -  Category: Hair Salons -   Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (888) 985-1112  - (reviews)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cajun Kitchen Cafe -  Category: Cajun -   1924 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 687-2062   - (reviews)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


SOL Food Festival 2011: A Brighter Food Future

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Santa Barbara, looking towards the harbor from the top of the County Courthouse, showing the distinctive red-tiled roofs.

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel Church Of God In Christ -   236 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-2885

  2. New Covenant Worship Center -   821 State St., Santa Barbara, CA  - (visit website)

  3. St Paul A M E Church -   502 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1610 (805) 962-1189  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Velvet Jones -  Category: Entertainment -  Bringing the best in live music to Santa Barbara.   - 423 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2304 (805) 965-8676   - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Sol Food Festival
    Held in September   - (visit website)

    Sol Food Festival is a one day community created festival to raise awareness of the Sustainable, Organic, and Local food systems of Santa Barbara County. Enjoy enjoy local food, wine, and beer.


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