Central Coast residents to lend a helping hand Saturday

EVENT WILL HELP FOODBANK, OTHERS 10 hours ago  •  Erin Lennon / elennon@santamariatimes.com The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will get some welcome donations and assistance Saturday as part of this year’s Central Coast Helping Hands event, which will send volunteers to a number of projects in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Volunteers will collect […]

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Strawberries vital to local, state economy

SB COUNTY AMONG TOP PRODUCERS, REPORTS SHOWS Freshly picked strawberries wait to be moved at Manzanita Berry Farms in Santa Maria, The California Strawberry Commission released a first-ever state wide economic report detailing the $3.4 billion economic contributions of strawberry farming to the state. March 19, 2014 12:45 am  •  Erin Lennon / elennon@santamariatimes.com Strawberries may be […]

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Local organizations team up to feed the hungry

DISTRIBUTING FOOD TO THOSE IN NEED Miguel Garcia receives food from Michelle Cruff of Angel Bank on Jan. 25. February 3, 2014 •  Jennifer Best / JBest@BestFamilyAdventures.com On any given Friday morning, Sue McGilvray and a dozen volunteers from Orcutt Presbyterian Church can be found packing grocery bags for their customers — nearly 100 Orcutt families […]

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