UCSB Memorial Paddle-Out 2014
The UCSB Surf Club organized a "memorial paddleout" on May 28, 2014 to unite the Isla Vista community after the tragic shooting. A paddleout is a ceremony which has its roots in the surfing culture and requires participants to paddle out into the ocean using surfboards to remember fellow community members who have passed. This paddleout was adjacent to Isla Vista where thousands could participate. County Lifeguards Kevin Cappon and Tavis Boise organized 10 other County Lifeguards who volunteered their service. They also notified other lifeguard agencies including Santa Barbara City Lifeguards, UCSB Junior Lifeguards, State Lifeguards and County Fire Water Rescue who all sent excellent support. Goleta Beach County Park was the EMS briefing area prior to the event. Out of 2,000+ attendees there were only two minor rescues due to fatigue!
CalStar 7 is the first line of response for remote areas within the County. This talented and well experienced crew of flight nurses provides an incredible service to the community and we are proud to work with them. The CalStar mission "is to save lives, reduce disability and speed recovery for victims of trauma and illness through rapid transport, quality medical care and education". We are pictured above participating in our yearly training with them at remote Jalama Beach County Park.
Several Cuyama Farms make a generous donation to the community pool!
May 11, 2011 – Deputy Director Brian Roney (left) accepts donations for aquatic scholarships and supplies from Mike Thorpe (center), representing Duncan Family Farms and Biff Charlton (right), representing the Cuyama Valley Exchange Club.