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Eat Drink Local Guide

With the current health advisory to stay home as much as possible, it’s clear that local businesses will be impacted. It’s more important than ever, to shop local and to show support for our local businesses and our community.

Our advertising partners support the magazine, and we encourage all our readers to support them. In this listing we’ve included specific ways that you can easily and safely support them. As you spend more time at home, it’s a great time to order something for yourself or a gift for someone you might not be able to visit in person.

Many local businesses have changed their hours, closed in-person visits or have changed their offerings, so call or check their websites for additional information. And most of all, let them know that you appreciate their efforts. We’re all in this together!

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Farms & Ranches


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Babé Farms

805 925-4144

BabeFarms.com

Babé Farms boasts a year-round harvest of colorful baby and specialty vegetables, grown in the Santa Maria Valley. Family owned and operated, Babé Farms is the “couture” label top chefs and fine retailers look to for their gourmet vegetable needs.

Jimenez Family Farm

805 688-0597
JimenezFamilyFarm.com

Small family-run local farm specializes in sustainably grown food and their famous handmade pies, quiches and small-batch preserves. Visit them at the farmers market or call to arrange pick-up to purchase produce, pies, jams and naturally fed and farm-raised rabbit, lamb, pork, goat and poultry.

Winfield Farm

805 686-9312
WinfieldFarm.us

You can order from a wide assortment of cuts of their exceptional Mangalitsa pork directly on their website for shipping and local delivery to Buellton and Santa Barbara by special arrangement. The availability of cuts can vary, so definitely call first.

Taste the magic of Winfield Mangalitsa! Mangalitsa ground pork (the real hamburger) and hickory smoked bacon are now featured in the Larder Meat Company’s Larder Club meat box, delivered monthly throughout California (sign up at http://www.lardermeatco.com). You can also order through our Mangalitsa Market on the Winfield Farm website—please call first! Follow us on Facebook (WinfieldFarmBuellton), Twitter (@WinfieldFarm.us) and Instagram (Winfield_Farm).

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Food & Restaurants


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Backyard Bowls

5668 Calle Real, Goleta, 805 770-2730
3849 State St. Santa Barbara, 805 569-0011
331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, 805 845-5379
BackyardBowls.com

Did you know that you can order your favorite Backyard Bowls through Postmates and Grubhub? This is one way to stay healthy or to send a healthy treat to a friend. Be sure to add lots of anti-oxidant and healthy toppings!

Santa Barbara’s most innovative breakfast and lunch spot featuring Acai Bowls and smoothies. They also offer oatmeal, yogurt and more.

Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard
805 688-7770
BallardInn.com 

Temporarily closed, but you can order take-out food from Ramen Koturi.

Elegant accommodations, attentive staff and award-winning cuisine make the Ballard Inn & Gathering Table one of the most sought-after small luxury inns in the Santa Barbara Wine Country.

Barbareño

205 W. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara
805 963-9591
Barbareno.com

Babareño is currently offering online ordering of menu and grocery items for delivery or pick-up.

Offering an approachable take on the fine-dining experience, Barbareño highlights the traditions and specialties of the Central Coast through creative story-driven dishes and ingredients from local farmers. Sit in the main dining room and enjoy the enticing atmosphere of an open kitchen, or outside on the lush patio alongside the Santa Maria grill. Dinner nightly 5–9:30pm; closed Tue.

Bob’s Well Bread

550 Bell St., Los Alamos
805 344-3000
BobsWellBread.com

You can order online and have delicious breads, bagels, pastries and more delivered to your door from Bob’s Well Bread. They are doing local deliveries and they ship out orders on Mondays and Thursdays—but call for more info.

Making bread the old-fashioned way: handcrafted in small batches with the finest ingredients and baked to perfection in a custom-built stone-deck oven. Drop in to taste what visitors and journalists are raving about as “worth the drive”—signature Pain au Levain, award-winning artisanal breads, croissants and specialty pastries. All-day menu of made-to-order breakfast, lunch and weekly special dishes. Indoor-outdoor picturesque café. Thu–Mon 7am–6pm. Café closes at 3pm. Closed Tue and Wed. 

Bossie’s Kitchen

901 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara
805 770-1700
BossiesKitchen.com

Bossie’s Kitchen has always been a great place to get take out (try their special rotisserie chicken dinners for two or four people). They are currently offering curbside pick-up, or you can have your order delivered through Grubhub.

Located in the historic D’Alfonso building with the cow on top, Bossie’s Kitchen offers seasonal farmers market dishes in a casual counter service setting. Chef-wife team Christina Olufson and Lauren Herman’s menu features garlic and herb-roasted chicken, sandwiches on house-made bread, soups, salads, sides and nightly specials. Open for lunch Tue–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm, dinner Tue–Sun 5pm–close, brunch Sat–Sun 10am–2pm, happy hour Tue-Fri 4:30–6pm. Closed Mon.

Bouchon

9 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara
805 730-1160
BouchonSantaBarbara.com

Temporarily closed, check their website for updates. Bouchon sources all of its ingredients using an “as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible”  approach. Experience fine dining, excellent regional wines and relaxed service in a warm, inviting ambience. Private dining in the Cork Room is available for groups of 10–20. Dinner nightly 5–10pm.

Bree’Osh

1150 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
805 969-2500
Breeosh.com

Bree’Osh has online ordering for local pick up in Santa Barbara and Montecito.

Bree’Osh is a French artisan bakery café specializing in sweet and savory brioche bread made with traditional sourdough. Featuring local, organic, high-quality ingredients. Serving breakfast and lunch daily 7am–2pm

Chocolate Maya

15 W. Gutierrez St., Santa Barbara
805 965-5956
ChocolateMaya.com

In times of duress, it’s good to know that you don’t have to go without chocolate. Chocolate Maya offers many different sizes and assortments of chocolate confections as well as chocolate bars that can be ordered online.

Chocolate Maya handmade chocolate confections: a variety of velvety truffles and chocolate-dipped temptations that are made from the highest-quality chocolate (Valrhona, Felchlin, Mesocacao including some small bean-to-bar artisans couverture) fresh local ingredients and some exotic findings from their travels overseas.

La Cocina (closed)

7 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
805 277-7730
LaCocinaSB.com

Farm-to-table Central Coast Baja Cuisine in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara’s theatre district. Enjoy seasonal south of the border–inspired cocktails and snacks at the bar or slip away to Baja for an authentic meal in the dining room or al fresco on the breathtaking patio. Open daily for dinner 5pm–close; happy hour 4–5pm.

Corazón Cocina

38 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara
805 845-0282
CorazonCocinaSB.com

Currently offering a special take-out menu for pick-up and delivery.

Located inside the Santa Barbara Public Market, offering homemade, local, unique and fresh cocina Mexicana. Join Chef Ramón Velazquez for fresh ceviches, mouthwatering tacos and homemade agua frescas. Open Mon–Fri 11am–9pm; Sat–Sun 10am–9pm.

Cubaneo

418 State St., Santa Barbara
805 250-3824
CubaneoSB.com

Cubaneo has teamed up with Shaker Mill to offer their cocktails and Cuban food for delivery and pick up. See website for menu.

A fast-casual restaurant that shares space with Shaker Mill (Cuban-inspired cocktails) and The Academy of Recreational Sciences (Modern Times taproom). Serving traditional Cuban dishes, they take inspiration from the original Cuban dishes while updating the flavors to suit the ethos of California cuisine. Mon–Sun 11am–1am.

The Food Liaison

1033 Casitas Pass Rd., Carpinteria
805 200-3030
TheFoodLiaison.com

Order online. Catering. Counter. Classes. Utilizing many locally grown organic ingredients, enjoy daily rotating entrées and soups, seasonal menu and gourmet salad bar. Corporate and event catering since 2013. Sign up for cooking classes online. Lunch counter Mon–Fri 11am–3pm.

The Hitching Post II

406 E. Hwy. 246, Buellton
805 688-0676
HitchingPost2.com

Offering a special take-out menu with drive-through pick up.

A favorite of locals and visitors since 1986. Serving wood-grilled fare, prepared in the regional barbecue tradition, along with their highly regarded Hitching Post Wines. Casual and relaxed setting.

Il Fustino

3401 State St., Santa Barbara
805 845-3521
lFustino.com

Shop for olive oil, vinegars and pantry items such as mustard, tapenade and pasta. Don’t miss one of our favorites—Artichokes in Merlot.

Il Fustino is Santa Barbara’s first and finest olive oil and vinegar tasting room. Il Fustino purveys only the finest and freshest olive oils, all grown and milled in California. They also provide an unparalleled selection of artisan vinegars. Open Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.

Lazy Acres

302 Meigs Rd., Santa Barbara
805 564-4410
LazyAcres.com

Santa Barbara’s best source for wholesome, natural and organic foods and products with real people dedicated to providing unmatched personal service. Mon–Sat 7am–11pm, Sun 7am–10pm. 

Montecito Country Mart

1016 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
805 969-9664
MontecitoCountryMart.com

Many businesses at the Montecito Country Mart are offering to-go orders and easy pickup and/or delivery. Mesa Produce is stocking their farm stand full of organic fruits and veggies. Shop with appropriate social distancing shopping practices (buy what you touch!) or drive up and have an employee take your order and bag produce for you. Located between Vons & Union Bank, 9am-5pm daily.

The Montecito Country Mart has been renovated and preserved, with its original barbershop, post office, market and old-fashioned toy store, as well as Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, Bettina, Merci, Caffe Luxxe, CO Collections, Kendall Conrad, Little Alex’s, Malia Mills, Hudson Grace, James Perse and Space NK Apothecary. Open Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat–Sun 10am–5pm.

Olive Hill Farm

2901 Grand Ave., Los Olivos
805 693-0700
OliveHillFarm.com

Olive Hill Farm has a large assortment of olive oils, flavored olive oils, vinegars and table olives available online. Special tip: The bulk olive oil available in either a half or full gallon jug is a great value.

Specializing in local olive oils, flavored oils and balsamic vinegars as well as many locally produced food products. Olive oil and vinegar tastings with fresh local bread available. Open daily 11am–5pm.

Pico

458 Bell St., Los Alamos
805 344-1122
PicoLosAlamos.com

Pico’s menu and Lumen wine is available for take-out. Call to place your pick-up order.

Located in the historic 1880 General Store, offering a casual dining experience with innovative cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. Co-owner/Chef Drew Terp worked under Michelin-star chefs, including José Andres, Alain Ducasse and Masa. The extensive wine list has earned a Wine Enthusiast “Top 100 Wine Restaurant” award two years running. Open Tue–Thu 3–9pm; Fri–Sat noon–10pm; Sun Burger Night noon–9pm.

Plow to Porch

805 895-7171
PlowToPorch.com

There is probably nothing more important to your health than making sure you are getting enough fruits, vegetables and other high quality whole foods. Having them delivered to your door every week makes it easy, safe and enjoyable. And supports our local farmers, too! If you haven’t already done so, this might be the perfect time to sign up for Plow to Porch. In addition to a variety of sizes of produce boxes, they offer many add-ons, such as local eggs, meat, seafood, condiments and prepared meal options.

Plow to Porch Organics is a local organic/pesticide-free produce and grocery delivery service to members who subscribe. They simplify the purchase of local fresh organic produce and other organic, local foods in order to inspire good nutrition, support local farmers, protect the environment and make eating healthy food fun! 

The Project

214 State St., Santa Barbara
805 869-2820
TheProjectSB.com

Temporarily closed, but you can order take-out from Corazon Cucina.

A unique experience featuring specialty ales, craft cocktails and a new, fresh menu from Chef Ramon of Corazón Cocina.

Ramen Kotori

1618 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang
805 691-9672
RamenKotori.com

Take out menu available for curbside pickup. Curbside Pickup 12-8pm Wed-Sun.

Mom-and-pop ramen shop offering farmers market–inspired Japanese dishes including traditional Shoyu ramen, Karaage Japanese fried chicken, gyoza pot stickers, kimchi fried rice and seasonal pickles. Open Wed–Sun noon–2:30pm for lunch and 5:30–9pm for dinner.

Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro

3315 State St., Santa Barbara, 805 569-2400
1324 State St., Santa Barbara, 805 892-280
1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 805 324-4200
RenaudsBakery.com

Renaud’s menu is available for pick-up and for delivery through Doordash and Restaurant Connection Santa Barbara. You can get breakfasts, salads, sandwiches and even their amazing quiche.

Renaud’s is a bakery specializing in French pastries and French-style cakes, as well as a bistro offering an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch. Open Mon–Sat 7am–5pm; Sun 7am–3pm. 

Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market

805 962-5354
SBFarmersMarket.org

Markets are currently open. Six markets, six days a week. Each week our farmers harvest a diverse and nourishing bounty from as far away as the California’s Central Valley and as near as the foothills. Click here for a full schedule.

Solvang Olive Company

1578 Mission Dr., Solvang
805 213-1399
SolvangOliveCo.com

You can order all different kinds of olives—blue cheese-stuffed, jalapeño-stuffed, smoked almond–stuffed, to name a few—as well as a variety of olive oils, vinegars and spreads. Their Olive Country Spread is the perfect topping for bread, crackers, vegetables or grilled meats and seafood.

Solvang Olive features locally grown olive oils, fruit and balsamic vinegar and handcrafted gourmet olives. The Solvang store also carries olive oil beauty products, tableware and cooking ingredients created by Californian artisans. Tasting room open Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri–Sun 10am–6pm.

Succulent Café Wine Charcuterie

1555 Mission Dr., Solvang,
805 691-9444
SucculentCafe.com

Comfort food with a twist, prepared with seasonal and local farm-fresh ingredients. The best charcuterie plates around feature farm-fresh cheese, house-made jam, pickled vegetables, nuts and fruit. Great local wine, craft beer and signature cocktails. Open Mon, Wed–Fri 10am–9pm, Sat–Sun 8:30am–9pm; Happy Hour 3–5pm; Closed Tuesday. 

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Wine & Beer


All of the following offer wine for delivery and/or pick up. See our article about buying wine online for specific suggestions.

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Au Bon Climat 

813 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara
805 963-7999
AuBonClimat.com

The tasting room and the Jim Clendenen Wine Library are known for world-class Chardonnays and Pinots. Jim Clendenen has been making wines of vision and character for over 30 years, along with other varietals. Amazing lineup of current releases and library wines available. Tasting room open Mon–Fri noon–6pm, Sat and Sun 11am–6pm.

Babi’s Beer Emporium

380 Bell St., Los Alamos
805 344-1911
BabisBeerEmporium.com

Great beer. Impeccable selection. Great fun. Adventurous beer drinkers can discover unique, hard-to-find craft beers, ciders and special projects—on tap or in bottle. Stay to have a bite from Valle Fresh’s tacos and tapas menu. Thu 4–8pm, Fri–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–6pm.

Barden Wines

32 El Paseo in the center courtyard, Santa Barbara
805 845-8777
BardenWines.com

Located in the historic El Paseo complex, the new Barden Tasting Room focuses exclusively on wines sourced from Sta. Rita Hills, handcrafted by Margerum Wine Company. Select from a flight of current releases or exclusive Library Wines. Enjoy Barden wines by the glass on their dog-friendly patio.

Buttonwood Farm Winery

1500 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang
805 688-3032
ButtonwoodWinery.com

In 1968 Betty Williams came to Buttonwood, creating a life that found expression through a connection with the land. The vineyard now has 33,000 vines with a mix of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Marsanne, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Tasting room open daily 11am–5pm.

Casa Dumetz

388 Bell St., Los Alamos
805 344-1900
CasaDumetzWines.com

A boutique winery specializing in Rhône varietals crafted with premier Santa Barbara County fruit. Their wines are sold almost exclusively at their tasting room in historic Los Alamos and through their wine club. Open Thu noon–7pm; Fri–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun 11–6pm, Mon noon–4pm. Vineyard tours and barrel sampling available by appointment.

Foxen Vineyard & Winery

7200 and 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria
805 937-4251
FoxenVineyard.com

The Foxen Boys’ winery and tasting room features Burgundian and Rhône-style wines. Visit the historic shack “Foxen 7200” for Italian and Bordeaux-style wines. Picnic tables and scenic views at both locations. Open 11am–4pm daily.

Kitá Winery

300 N. 12th St., Unit 1A, Lompoc
805 819-1372
KitaWines.com

Established in 2010 as a small, premium wine producer, Kitá’s focus is on respecting the balance of soil, climate, location and taste. The word “Kitá” means “our valley oak” in the Santa Ynez Chumash language of Samala. Open Thu–Fri 2–6pm, Sat noon–6pm and Sun noon–5pm.

Lafond Winery

Vineyard: 6855 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton, 805 688-7921
Funk Zone: 111 Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, 805 845-2020
LafondWinery.com

Lafond Winery & Vineyards is the sister label to neighbor Santa Barbara Winery. With the first grapes belonging to Lafond Vineyards being planting in 1962, owner Pierre Lafond established the first commercial winery in Santa Barbara County. The Lafond label specializes in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Visit the Funk Zone tasting room Sun–Thu 10am–6pm, Fri–Sat 10am–7pm or the vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills 10am–5pm daily.

Lama Dog

116 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara
805 880-3364
LamaDog.com

Craft beer taproom and bottle shop located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. Open Sun–Wed 11:30am–10pm, Thu 11:30am–11pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–midnight.
@lamadog

Margerum Wine Company

Tasting Room at the Hotel Californian, corner of Mason & Helena, Santa Barbara, 805 845-8435
Winery Tasting Room: 59 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805 686-8500
MargerumWines.com

Enjoy wine tasting at the new Tasting Room venue at the Hotel Californian in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone. Indoor and outdoor patio seating, with an indoor mezzanine that can host private events. Handcrafted Rhône varietal wines from Margerum Estate vineyard grapes and from grapes grown at top Santa Barbara County vineyards. The winery in Buellton is open on Sat–Sun for wine tasting and winery tours. 

Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

137 Anacapa St., Ste. C., Santa Barbara, 805 324-4100
6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria, 805 937-8340
Riverbench.com

Established in 1973, when the first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For years since then, some of the most renowned wineries have purchased Riverbench fruit for their wines. In 2004, Riverbench began producing their own still and sparkling wines in limited quantities, with many available exclusively through their tasting rooms in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. Open in Santa Barbara 11am–6pm daily. Open in Santa Maria 10am–4pm daily.

Santa Barbara Winery

202 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara
805 963-9633
SBWinery.com

Santa Barbara Winery is the oldest winery in Santa Barbara County. Established in 1962, Pierre Lafond pioneered the commercial vineyard business under the Santa Barbara Winery label in the Sta. Rita Hills. The winery and tasting room is located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone and is one of the only fully operating wineries of its kind in the urban district. Tasting room open Sun–Thu 10am–6pm, Fri–Sat 10am–7pm.

The Wine Shepherd

30 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara
805 963-1012
WineShepherdSB.com

The Wine Shepherd is a wine bar and wine retail shop featuring local and international wines. Taste Lumen wines made by Lane Tanner or explore the tasting menu which focuses on rare, esoteric and old vintage bottles. Located next to The Black Sheep Restaurant in Santa Barbara’s Presidio neighborhood. Open Tue–Sun.

Zaca Mesa Winery

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos
805 688-9339
ZacaMesa.com

Since 1973, Zaca Mesa Winery has crafted distinctive wines from their unique mesa-top vineyard. As an early pioneer of the region, they now have 150 acres planted, specializing in the production of estate-grown Rhône-style wines. Tasting room and picnic area open daily 10am–4pm. Call for more information on winery tours and private event space.

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Specialty Retail & Hospitality


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Ella & Louie

240 E. Hwy. 246, Suite 105, Buellton,
805 691-9106
EllaAndLouie.com

The retail shop is temporarily closed but work is continuing behind the scenes.

Floral designer Tracey Morris has two great loves: flowers and people. Relying on more than 25 years of design experience, Morris helps clients celebrate their big occasions with exquisite and expressive floral arrangements. Ella & Louie produces a range of looks from classic elegant designs or brightly colored flower crowns to unusual yet stylish.

Ranch at Canyon Ridge

RanchAtCanyonRidge.com

Once the shelter-in-place order is lifted, you might want to plan for a ‘staycation’ in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Ranch at Canyon Ridge has a 3 bedroom, 3 bath farmhouse perfect for up to six adults and up to 4 children. You’ll enjoy beautiful views, outdoor living spaces and all the amenities—even a Tesla charging station. Guests are treated to warm fresh baked cookies, farm fresh eggs, muffins, cream and a complimentary bottle of local wine.

A private and gated ranch retreat in the heart of Santa Ynez Wine Country with sweeping views of rolling hills and vineyards. Farmhouse vacation rental, 20 acres, infinity pool and jacuzzi, farm animals, spa services.

Tecolote Bookstore 

1470 E. Valley Rd., Montecito
805 969-4977
TecoloteBookshop.com

Tecolote now has online ordering! Visit their website, set up an account and start browsing their selection of local interest books. May we suggest Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman.

Tecolote Bookstore is an independent bookstore located in the upper village of Montecito. Open Mon–Fri 10am–5:30pm; Sat 10am–5pm; closed Sun.  

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Professional Services


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American Riviera Bank

525 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 805-335-811
1033 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 805 965-5942
AmericanRivieraBank.com

It’s now more important than ever to support our local businesses and to bank local. And it’s reassuring to know American Riviera Bank immediately put in place procedures for ensuring the safety and support of their employees, customers and the community as a whole. They are now offering limited in-person visits and full support for online banking, ATMs, night drops and drive-up windows, as well as their excellent telephone customer service.

Offering a local and sustainable approach to banking. The founders of American Riviera Bank are a carefully selected group of successful, prominent, experienced and influential community and business leaders who understand the unique needs of the Santa Barbara community. Montecito branch open Mon–Thu 9am–5pm; Fri 9am–5:30pm.  Santa Barbara branch open Mon–Thu 8am–5pm, Fri 8am–6pm.

SBCC Foundation

805 730-4401
SBCCFoundation.org

Santa Barbara City College is coordinating with the County Department of Public Health to provide ongoing information and guidance in response to the impacts relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Online instruction is one of the ways they are providing for the safety of the community. As they continue to monitor the evolving situation, detailed updates will be available at SBCC.edu.

The SBCC Foundation was established in 1976 to provide Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support. The foundation acts in partnership with the college and bridges the gap between available public funding and institutional need, as determined by the college leadership. The SBCC Foundation provides more than $4 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants and other critical needs of the college in order to support SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities and pursue lifelong learning goals.

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