The Riviera Park, an 8.72-acre parcel with 92,744 square feet of commercial space located on Alameda Padre Serra on Santa Barbara’s Riviera, was sold on Friday, July 22, 2022. Two well-established local families were parties to the transaction with the Towbes Foundation being the seller and the Yardi family being the buyers. The buyers are thrilled to carry on the legacy of maintaining this property as a beautiful campus that brings value and benefit to the broader Santa Barbara community. Both the buyer and seller are pleased the property is transferring from one family with strong local ties and a very philanthropic mindset to another local family that shares that same philanthropic passion.
A beautiful day greeted our members and board for our in-person 2022 Spring Meeting. After a delicious cornucopia of food prepared by Via Maestra 42, your president Shelley Bookspan welcomed all and shared some of the accomplishments of the Rivera Association during covid. Special thank you to Christina Broderick and the Riviera Ridge School for providing a wonderful setting for our reception and meeting, to our Councilperson Kristen Sneddon for sharing city updates, to our guest speaker Jill Zachary Parks & Recreation Director who gave an excellent overview of the department and their plans, abilities, and struggles. We look forward to seeing you for our Fall gathering and please reach out and invite your neighbors to come next time! We have a great place to call home and its always fun meeting new neighbors!
CAL FIRE’s mission emphasizes the management and protection of California’s natural resources; a goal that is accomplished through ongoing assessment and study of the State’s natural resources and an extensive CAL FIRE Resource Management Program. CAL FIRE oversees enforcement of California’s forest practice regulations, which guide timber harvesting on private lands. Reviews and inspections ensure protection of watershed and wildlife, as well as renewal of timber resources. Department foresters and fire personnel work closely to encourage and implement fuels management projects to reduce the threat of uncontrolled wildfires. CAL FIRE Foresters promote conservation and the importance of our trees and forests to Californians of all ages.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council is excited to welcome the community to their Wildfire Preparedness Exhibition May 6th-8th to learn how to live in wildfire threatened landscape! They have several fun, family-friendly activities and exhibits planned. There will also be booths from over a dozen organizations so residents can get tailored information about how to prepare for the next wildfire. Visit www.sbfiresafecouncil.org to access the agenda for the event and learn more about the exhibition.