Monday, April 23 , 2018, 8:20 am | Fog/Mist 56º


Looking Good Santa Barbara Announces Service Award Winners

For the first time, the program honors a business and school for composting efforts

Communities thrive when they look and feel good — when streets and parkways are clean and neighbors work side by side. Looking Good Santa Barbara is proud to announce the honorees of the Sixth Annual Spirit of Service Community Recognition Program, who will be acknowledged at an awards luncheon on May 6.

The Spirit of Service program was created to honor individuals and entities for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to keep Santa Barbara clean and green by promoting recycling and/or working to reduce visual blight such as graffiti and litter.

This year, for the first time, the program also will recognize an outstanding business and school for their composting efforts.

The 2010 award recipients are:

» Recycler of the Year, Business: Shoreline Cafe

» Recycler of the Year, Employee: Gildas Halle

» Outstanding Business, Graffiti Abatement: AES Property Services

» Outstanding Youth Program, Graffiti & Litter Abatement: Westmont College, A Rocha West Side Ministry

» Outstanding Neighbor, Graffiti & Litter Abatement: Christina Pizarro

» Composter of the Year, Business: Lazy Acres Market

» Composter of the Year, School: Franklin Elementary School

The awards ceremony will be emceed by Julie Ramos from KTYD-FM, and the awards themselves will be presented by Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider.

Looking Good Santa Barbara brings together residents, city staff and representatives from local businesses and community organizations with a mission to increase and promote recycling and reduce visual blight, such as graffiti and litter. The program is part of the city of Santa Barbara’s Environmental Services Division.

Click here for more information.

— Lorraine Cruz Carpenter is the executive coordinator of Looking Good Santa Barbara.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of John Sener
John Sener
"I am known for tenacity, diligence, honesty, and sound decision making with the ultimate goal of closing every transaction to the satisfaction of all involved parties."

Full Profile >