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CADA/Fighting Back Forms Media Task Force

Members of the new CADA Media Task Force are, from left Tessa Flanagan of CADA, Tonea Songer of The Independent, Maria Long of CADA, Jeff Martin of KEYT, Steven Mead of KJEE, Catherine Remak of KLITE and KDB Radio and CADA, Tom Bolton of Noozhawk, Jeff Williams of Knight Broadcasting and Ed Stonefelt of CADA. Members not in photo are Lin Aubuchon of Rincon Broadcasting, Les Carroll of the News-Press radio and print, Tim Buckley of the Montecito Journal, Gary Dobbins of Coastal View and Alice San Andres-Calleja of the Mesa Paper.

Members of the new CADA Media Task Force are, from left Tessa Flanagan of CADA, Tonea Songer of The Independent, Maria Long of CADA, Jeff Martin of KEYT, Steven Mead of KJEE, Catherine Remak of KLITE and KDB Radio and CADA, Tom Bolton of Noozhawk, Jeff Williams of Knight Broadcasting and Ed Stonefelt of CADA. Members not in photo are Lin Aubuchon of Rincon Broadcasting, Les Carroll of the News-Press radio and print, Tim Buckley of the Montecito Journal, Gary Dobbins of Coastal View and Alice San Andres-Calleja of the Mesa Paper.  (Mesa Paper photo)

By Alice San Andres Calleja for The Mesa Paper |

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse has formed a new Media Task Force.

Headed by Catherine Remak, the committee will meet quarterly but will work together year-round to pool media resources and brainstorm creative ideas for helping CADA achieve its mission: to create a safer, healthier community by reducing the negative effects of drug and alcohol abuse in Santa Barbara County.

CADA offers myriad services, both school- and community-based, from preventive to recovery programs.

The Task Force met recently to discuss media support for CADA/Fighting Back’s banner projects, such as the annual Mission for Mentors Telethon this month and Summit for Danny on Oct. 26.

— Alice San Andres Calleja represents The Mesa Paper.




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