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On Tuesday, April 28, The California Employment Development Department (EDD) launched the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program to provide financial support to Californians who are out of business or whose ability to provide services has been significantly reduced as a d…

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Businesses in Santa Barbara County are invited to a Covid-19 Business Assistance Webinar on Wednesday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to noon. Speakers will cover topics including the banking and loan environment, support from the local chambers of commerce and organizations like Women’s Economic Ve…

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On Sunday, April 5, an updated public health order went into effect in Santa Barbara County. The new “stay well at home” order, issued by Santa Barbara County Health Offer Dr. Henning Ansorg, tightens and clarifies the stipulations laid out in California Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 19 exec…

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Providing residents with online access to local government programs and services is one of the city of Carpinteria’s ongoing priorities. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the need for residents to connect with important resources. To best serve the community, the city has complet…

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As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds and food insecurity becomes a growing and widespread problem, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is working hard to provide enough healthy food to everyone who needs it through their new countywide initiative, Safe Access to Food for Everyone (SAFE) Food Net.

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On March 30, the U.S. Congress signed into legislation a direct payment for every resident in the U.S. who has a social security number. To help individuals understand the payments and how to receive one, California Senator Dianne Feinstein and the Democratic Committee staff released the fol…