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Santa Barbara Independent's Local Heroes 2018
December 19, 2018

Santa Barbara Independent's Local Heroes 2018

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Celebration of Local Heroes. "This year, in the wake of the Thomas Fire and the devastating 1/9 Debris Flow, we were presented with more stories of heroism than we’ve ever seen."

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Montecito Hub Feeds Folks in the Disaster Zone
July 23, 2018

Montecito Hub Feeds Folks in the Disaster Zone

by Santa Barbara Independent

Every day since the January 9 natural disaster, Village Cheese & Wine Store, located in Montecito’s Upper Village, has been open for business. But not in the traditional sense.

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Village Cheese Wine Patrick Braid After Montecito, All the Ways Folks are Lending a Helping Hand
May 19, 2018

After Montecito, All the Ways Folks are Lending a Helping Hand

by Santa Barbara Independent

Village Cheese & Wine owner Patrick Braid kept his doors open in the disaster’s aftermath, feeding first responders and families sheltered in place — for free. 

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