SANTA BARBARA, CA–The Towbes Group recently constructed the newest residence hall on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and it is among the most complex and impressive projects the company has completed. The building will accommodate the most renowned physicists who will live temporarily in Santa Barbara while conducting research at the …

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Library’s Adult Coloring Program in February

The Santa Maria Public Library is continuing to offer the Adult Coloring Program twice during the month of February. The programs are scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th and Wednesday, February 22nd from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall.
The coloring activities are designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults …

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Join the Santa Maria Women’s Network for Lunch on February 1st

The first step of every successful interaction is preparation, and the first person to prepare about is yourself.  Too many people let themselves be tossed around by the latest marketing techniques.  You need to understand your “why” to connect you to others and truly ignite your passion for success.
If you had 10 minutes to speak …

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This past November, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9. Employers were given a grace period before they were required to use the new form. But that grace period expires soon!
By January 22, employers must only use the new Form I-9 with the revision date of 11/14/2016 N. Prior versions of …

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It’s a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service says to expect a few changes when the nation’s individual income tax filing season opens on Jan. 23.
Here are some of the changes you should be aware of:
NEW DATE
Taxes are usually due on April …

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