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Santa Barbara Rally, March to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Lara Cooper, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @laraanncooper |

The Santa Barbara community will be taking to the streets Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an annual tradition that invites people to celebrate the life of the slain civil-rights leader.

The downtown festivities will again be hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara, and will include the traditional rally and march.

From 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, the public is invited to gather in De la Guerra Plaza, where an hourlong service will be held.

Around 10:30 a.m., participants are invited to march north on State Street to the Arlington Theatre, at 1317 State St., where more events will be held.

Organizers are expecting about 350 people to attend Monday’s events, and State Street will be closed intermittently throughout the march.

Government offices, the public library, the U.S. Postal Service and banks will be closed Monday for the holiday.

Click here for more information about Monday’s events.

Noozhawk staff writer Lara Cooper can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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» on 01.19.13 @ 01:24 PM

Another Government paid day off, and you wonder why we our bankrupt. Government workers get up to 3 month paid time off a year, and they work for you???

Thanks Democrats for allowing this mess to B.K all of our cities, counties, states and Obamas fed with 17 trillion on the backs of our kids. What a selfish group of losers in Government. They put shills in power—Pelosi, Boxer, Fienstein, Gov brown. Capps, Taxin Jackson.

They couldn’t make it in the real world, and today no one would hire them once they left government-too lazy and entitled.

» on 01.21.13 @ 01:01 AM

Maybe it’s time you try to get a government job

» on 01.26.13 @ 06:37 AM

I don’t think he has a job. I think he lives on SSI and just rants because he feels powerless and forgotten.

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