When Susan Kapadia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she felt alone and depressed. Then she found the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) in Santa Barbara and started — bit by bit — to emotionally recover from it.
A dozen officials from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles flew to Baltimore this week to attend the annual conference of the national body representing 155 federations, where they discussed many of the urgent challenges confronting American and Canadian Jewry.
Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups at the University of California, Santa Barbara issued a joint letter condemning a conservative activist’s attacks on the school’s Muslim student group.
As on most Tuesday afternoons, 17-year-old Jess Davis parked her red sedan in front of the local Boys & Girls Club and emerged wearing baggy blue sweat pants and a white tank top, her long brown hair hanging loose around her shoulders.
First-quarter scores of 17-5 are usually in Valley Torah’s favor. Not so against Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara, which seemed poised to end the No. 1-seeded Wolfpack’s winning season. But, as the adage goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” The Wolfpack finished strong, becoming the first Orthodox Jewish school to win a California Interscholastic Federation championship after coming back from a 44-35 fourth-quarter deficit to take the Southern Section Division 6AA championship title, 58-51.
One Santa Barbara synagogue has been evacuated and another is facing possible evacuation as crews continued to battle the Jesusita Fire on Friday afternoon.