SBCAN's Oscars Viewing Gala cancelled, NC Awards Dinner scheduled, Farmworkers Bill of Rights op-ed

1. SBCAN Cancels Oscars Viewing Gala in favor of boycott
2. Save the date for SBCAN's North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner May 22
3. Farmworkers Bill of Rights - op-ed by Ken Hough, published Feb. 12


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Coastal Commission director under attack, H.O.T. Committee Meetings

1.  California Coastal Commission director under attack
2.  North County H.O.T. Committee meets Thursday at 6 p.m. in Santa Maria
3.  South County H.O.T. Committee meets Friday at noon in Santa Barbara

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Testify on Feb. 4 & 5 against the proposed Phillips 66 Rail Terminal

Please help protect Santa Barbara County and beyond from the impacts of the proposed Phillips 66 Rail Terminal.

This is not our first plea for your help and it won’t be our last. This Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4 and 5, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission is holding a hearing to consider whether to approve or deny a rail terminal at the Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery in the Nipomo Dunes that would accommodate mile-long trains full of volatile crude oil. The hearing will be at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chamber, 1055 Monterey St., Room D170, San Luis Obispo. Overflow seating, with live streaming, will be in the Fremont Theater next door.

Our own inboxes and local newspapers have been full of reports and opinions about the proposal. You have probably seen a lot about this proposal. Many cities and counties (including Santa Barbara County, and the cities of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta) and special districts have urged San Luis Obispo County to deny the project.

Now is the time for you to express your opposition. County planning staff have recommended denial of the project; this is heartening, but too much is at risk. We need your voice to be heard. Please don’t miss the last link, which is SBCAN’s own.



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APCD and SBCAG meetings Jan. 21 and Phillips 66 Oil Train Terminal meeting on Feb. 4 and 5

Santa Barbara County Action Network
January 20, 2016

1. APCD Meeting Thursday, January 21 including air quality monitoring network
2. SBCAG Meeting Thursday, January 21 including Unmet Transit Needs Hearing
3. SLO County Planning Commission Hearing February 4 and 5 on Phillips 66 Oil Train Terminal

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SBCAN Action Alert - NC HOT on Thursday, MLK celebration Sat., op-ed writers for SM Times, Buena Vista Beautifiers

Santa Barbara County Action Network

January 12, 2016

1. SBCAN North County H.O.T. (Housing, Open space and Transportation) Committee meeting, Thursday, January 14, Santa Maria
2. Martin Luther King Celebration, Saturday, January 16, Santa Maria
3. Looking Forward op-ed writers needed (Santa Maria Times)
4. Buena Vista Beautifiers Facebook page

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SC HOT Meeting, Draw Line Against Fossil Fuels, & Climate Justice March

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
Action Alert
December 10, 2015

1. South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting, Friday, December 11, Noon
2. Draw the Line Against Fossil Fuels, Saturday, December 12, 11 a.m.
3. Climate Justice March, Sunday, December 13, 12:01 p.m.

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Please SAVE THESE DATES for SBCAN events in 2016!

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
November 22, 2015


2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Board Election and Installation and General Membership Meeting
St. Mark's in the Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave, Los Olivos CA 93441

Hannah-Beth Jackson and Dave Davis are our guest speakers for this fun, relaxing reception where we will renew acquaintances, talk about SBCAN's direction in the new year, enjoy some wine and refreshments, and elect and install our board. We'll send more details later.

5 p.m.
Oscar Viewing Gala
Home of Susan Rose and Allan Ghitterman
Santa Barbara

Join us for our annual get together to watch the Oscars and win prizes for predicting who the winners will be. Wine, cheese, and other delectables will be served. More details later.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.
North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner
Santa Maria

We will recognize five outstanding individuals or organizations from the North County during our annual dinner in Santa Maria. Send us your nominations.

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Councilwoman Zuniga holds prayer gathering today at 2 in Santa Maria

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
November 21, 2015

Santa Maria City Councilwoman Terri Zuniga is holding a prayer gathering at 2 p.m. today in Santa Maria.
She asked us to send out the following message:

"Because of the recent shootings in our city we need to come together in unity and pray.

"Join us at 2 p.m. at Perlman Park on the corner of Main Street and Broadway. If you have a heart of compassion and are moved to pray please come out. We are called to pray for the victims, their families, first responders and our entire city! If you're called to fast please join us in a fast.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14"


SBCAN Action Alert - So Cal Edison Distributed Energy, Fund for SB

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
November 1, 2015

1.  Nov. 2: So Cal Edison Energy Efficiency and Distributed Energy
2.  Nov. 6: Fund for Santa Barbara Tardeada
3.  Nov. 9: Stand with Kern
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SBCAN Action Alert - Oil aquifer exemption, water forum, open streets

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
October 20, 2015

1.  Thursday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. - Rally and hearing to stop oil companies from getting aquifer exemptions, SLO County
2.  Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. - LWV Water Forum in Santa Maria
3.  Saturday, October 24 - Open Streets in Santa Barbara
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