Free fishing workshop for kids on Aug. 10

Children from 7 to 15 years old can sign up for a free workshop to learn how to fish from expert fishermen and women from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Lake Cachuma.

Kids in small groups will circulate through presentations on knot-tying; casting; trout fishing; rigging for bass, crappie and blue gill; and salt-water fishing. Parents are welcome to observe if they do not want to participate.

The program, hosted by the Neal Taylor Nature Center, is limited to the first 40 kids/parents to sign up; pre-registration is urged. Call 805-693-8381 or e-mail


The city of Buellton supplies a free barbecue at the event.

‘Barbecue Bonanza’ returns to Buellton on July 27

The 14th annual Buellton Barbecue Bonanza will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at River View Park.

The city of Buellton provides a free barbecue and asks those attending to bring a dessert to share.

There will be a chocolate chip cookie contest, kids’ games and water fun throughout the afternoon.

The park is at 151 Sycamore Drive.



Goleta Cottage Hospital offering new 3D mammography

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital’s Breast Imaging Center is now using an advanced breast tomosynthesis technology that has been clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers and decrease the need for additional testing.

The Genius 3D mammography exam creates a three-dimensional image of the breast structure that allows the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. This provides a clearer image that enables seeing through overlapping tissue to detect more invasive breast cancers, often at an earlier stage.

In addition to the Genius 3D mammography technology, the Breast Imaging Center also offers the Hologic SmartCurve breast stabilization system, which features the first-of-its-kind curved surface (in contrast to the traditional flat paddle) that mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and discomfort.

Appointments can be scheduled online through MyChart at or by calling 805-681-6459.