Media Coverage


Joseph Rothleutner to Head Horticulture & Facilities at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

September 11, 2019

Joseph Rothleutner is new director of horticulture and facilities at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Rothleutner served as the director of horticulture at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, where he helped redefine the zoo’s use of the term wildlife to be inclusive of animals and plants. Under his tenure, the Lincoln Park Zoo achieved accreditation as an arboretum.

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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Welcomes Joseph Rothleutner as New Director of Horticulture & Facilities

September 10, 2019

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to welcome Joseph Rothleutner as its new Director of Horticulture & Facilities. 

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Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards Honor Community Eye-Pleasers

September 10, 2019

Honoring community advocates and beautification projects, Santa Barbara Beautiful will hold an awards ceremony, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 29, at the Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road.

“We have recognized and celebrated the many pathways to community for the past 55 years, always following in the footsteps of Pearl Chase and Catherine Adams, and this year will be one of our best events ever,” said Santa Barbara Beautiful President Penny Haberman.

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The New York Times

36 Hours in Santa Barbara County

August 15, 2019

On a spectacular stretch of California coastline, vineyards, gorgeous beaches, markets and Mission-style architecture beckon.

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Santa Ynez Valley News

South on 101 Playhouses, free outdoor movies, and 'Kardboard' kayak races

July 3, 2019

Films from the Fifties

Classic films from a golden era are featured in this summer’s free outdoor cinema series “Those Fabulous Fifties!!,” at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse’s Sunken Garden. Bring a blanket and low-backed chair and enjoy screenings under the stars.

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