Action Alerts

  • Calvin Tillman speaks on protecting property rights from oil exploitation

    Protecting Private Property Rights from Oil Exploitation

    Calvin Tillman, the former mayor of Dish, Texas will speak on how to protect your private property rights when they are threatened by fracking and other intensive oil extraction techniques. Tillman was featured in the Oscar-nominated documentaries GASLAND and GASLAND 2.

    Santa Maria Public Library

    Shepard Hall

    421 S. McClelland, Santa Maria

    One block south of Cook Street between Broadway and Miller.

    Free public parking lot and nearby transit stop.

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Noon–1:30 p.m.

    Presentation followed by question and answer session.

    Suggested Donation: $5

  • Pete Seeger Show with Gale McNeeley, Betty Faas and Lara Ruth

    Pete Seeger Show with Gale McNeeley, Betty Faas and Lara Ruth

    Gale McNeeley, Betty Faas and Lara Ruth will appear July 12th at 4 PM at Cafe Noir, 1555 S. Broadway in Santa Maria in a “Pete Seeger ‘Sing Out’.”

    A prolific songwriter, Pete’s best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" "If I Had A Hammer,” and "Turn! Turn! Turn!"  

  • SB CAN Action Alert June 9, 2014

    Santa Barbara County Action Network

    Action Alert

    June 9, 2014

    Three Topics:

    1. SB Water Guardians’ Initiative
    2. AB 2145 – Community Choice Aggregation/Alternative Energy
    3. SB CAN  H.O.T. Committee Meetings


  • SB CAN Action Alert - May 5, 2014

    MAY 5, 2014 

    1. APCD workshops on greenhouse-gas emission thresholds
    2. H.O.T. Committee Meetings

    Here are the details:

  • SB CAN Action Alert April 8, 2014


    1.  H.O.T. Committee meetings rescheduled

    2.  Santa Barbara County Housing Element Workshops

    3. Screening of Gasland 2 and other related films

    4.  Santa Barbara Rally to Stop Fracking

    5.  Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection: hearing on offshore fracking and well stimulation

    6.  APCD hearing on greenhouse-gas emission thresholds

  • SB CAN Action Alert March 27, 2014

    SB CAN endorses Santa Barbara County Water Guardians’ Initiative 

    On March 26, 2014, the SB CAN Board of Directors endorsed the Healthy Air and Water Initiative, which was recently filed with the County of Santa Barbara  by the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians.  The filing is a notice to circulate a petition to put the measure before the county board of supervisors.  The board could then choose to implement the measure outright or to put it before countywide voters in November.

    In essence, the measure would ban enhanced oil-recovery techniques, such as fracking, cyclic steaming, and acidization, while allowing traditional oil-extraction projects to continue.

    Here's information about the initiative from SBC Water Guardians:

  • SB CAN Action Alert - HOT Committees, North Garey Oil Project

    1.  North County H.O.T. Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 13
    2.  South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting - Friday, March 14
    3.  North Garey Oil Project - Wednesday, March 12

    The details:

  • Fun Alert - SB CAN Oscar Viewing Gala and David Rovics performance


    February 21, 2014

    Save $5. Register for SB CAN's Oscar Viewing Gala by tomorrow -- Saturday, February 22.
    See below for more information.

    And David Rovic's performance is coming up -- Tuesday, February 25. Mark your calendar!
    See below for more information


  • SB CAN Oscar Viewing Gala March 2, 2014

    We hope you'll join us for SB CAN's 10th annual Oscar Viewing Gala at the beautiful home of Susan Rose and Allan Ghitterman in Santa Barbara on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5 p.m. We also hope you will help SB CAN to keep working on progressive causes on your behalf as a sponsor of this event.

    The Oscar Viewing Gala is a fun way to connect with other progressive members of the community while enjoying the Academy Awards on big screen TVs and indulging in a bountiful buffet. We’ll give a prize to the person who makes the best prediction of the winners. Appetizers, desserts and wine are included in the ticket price. Postcard2014Front.jpg

  • H.O.T. Committee Meetings Thursday and Friday

    Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN)
    Action Alert
    February 11, 2014
    Please join us to discuss several issues during our Our Housing, Open space and Transportation
    (H.O.T.) Committee Meetings in North County on Thursday and South County on Friday.
     The meetings are open to anyone with a progressive point of view.

    North County H.O.T. Committee Meeting
    Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Rabobank, 1554 S. Broadway, Santa Maria (on the corner of Broadway and Battles Road)

    South County H.O.T. Committee Meeting
    Friday, February 14, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    NEW LOCATION: Rabobank, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Santa Barbara (on the corner of Carrillo and Anacapa Streets)