SANTA MARIA—This year’s Santa Barbara County Fair is only days away, and there is plenty to look forward to! From diving dogs to wild stage acts—and even a gigantic chicken—this summer’s Fair holds a lot of surprises and plenty of good times. The celebration runs July 13-17 at the Santa Maria Fairpark with the theme …

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The Pointer Sisters set to perform at the Santa Barbara County Fair

SANTA MARIA—They’ve earned three GRAMMYs, three AMAs, and have produced 13 Top 20 singles, and on Thursday, July 14 at the Santa Barbara County Fair, the Pointer Sisters will light up the stage and have everyone singing along to their high energy R & B, pop and contemporary songs.
Santa Maria Fairpark CEO Richard Persons said …

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More Than Half of Workers Leave Vacation Days on the Table

In 2015, more than half of U.S. workers (55 percent) left vacation time unused — adding up to 658 million unused vacation days, according to research from Project: Time Off.
Why are employees not taking their vacation days? Surveyed workers cite the following reasons:

Not wanting to return to a mountain of work (37 percent)
Not believing someone …

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for National Philanthropy Day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals San Luis Obispo Chapter are currently accepting nominations for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy and Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year.
July 31 is the deadline to nominate philanthropists and volunteers from San Miguel to Santa Maria who should be honored for their dedication to our community.  The National Philanthropy Day® Awards luncheon will …

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Celeste Turbeville rejoins CASA Board of Directors

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County, a non-profit organization which trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the dependency court system, is pleased to announce the appointment of Celeste Turbeville to its board of directors.
“Celeste has been an incredible supporter of CASA of Santa Barbara County for …

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