The SANTA BARBARA CONSERVANCY through its board members explain why its critically important to preserve Santa Barbara’s architectural heritage. Board members in the film include Don Sharpe (AIA), Mike Imwalle, Stella Larson, Mary Louise Days, Susette Naylor and Richard Oglesby. The film also includes beautiful architectural photos taken by David P. Jones (AIA).
MRS B is the last vocational teacher at SB High School, Her students in the Don’s Net Cafe prepare federal and state tax returns for over 600 community members. The entire program is self-supporting. Students make and sell a wide variety of products. Her students travel and actively support Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots global initiative, which strives make a positive difference in people’s lives.
JAN MARTINEZ, ANTHONY LOMBARDI, SB HARBOR PATROL. A sailor’s name came up on the national kidney transplant register. Despite high seas and winds, Officers Jan Martinez and Anthony Lombardi were dispatched to the islands after Mick Kronman, their supervisor, said: “Let’s Go.” It turns out this deployment was not unusual, Harbor Patrol officers who explain how they provide daily policing and other essential services within the SB Harbor community and beyond.
LADY LESLIE RIDLEY TREE financially supports a multitude of non-profits in the Santa Barbara area. She believes in giving forward, not “back,” to make someone’s life a little better.
APRIL UEOKA AND SUSAN WILLIAMS, dubbed “The Dynamic Duo,” are the current co-managers and long term volunteers at the Friends of the Carpinteria Library, a “Cheers-like” organization where everyone knows your name and reading is a passion.
RODNEY CHOW faced severe ethnic discrimination and prejudice throughout his life. He says, “I was just lucky.” After watching this film, you may have a different viewpoint.
JOSETTE TKACIK was struck around age 40 with a debilitating illness. She could have followed the “well intentioned” medical model and become dependent on drugs for the rest of her life. She didn’t. Watch and see how her daily Zumba class transforms lives.