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Annual Art and Garden Sale


The 4th Annual Mountain Art & Garden Sale will be Saturday, October 1st, from 9am to 2pm at Cold Spring Tavern 5995 Stagecoach Road to raise money for the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department. Stop by to view and purchase original art by local artists, plants and pottery, homemade preserves, services and more all donated by residents of the mountain communities including the Trout Club, Rosario Park, West Camino Cielo, Painted Cave and Paradise. Among the featured artists include, Larry Iwerks, Marcia Burtt, Carrie Givens.

This is our major fundraiser to support the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department. Please help us support our volunteer fire fighters – we need them!

If you are interested in helping with the planning, please give us a call at 964-7194.

Come early for breakfast, stay for lunch! Cold Spring Tavern is a great tradition on the mountain. Open to the public and free of charge. Raffles prizes, too!

May 25, 2016   Comments Off on Annual Art and Garden Sale

In Case of Emergency

As residents of the San Marcos Pass community we have learned to be self reliant and sufficient. We frequently depend on our neighbours for a helping hand. However, in the event you see something suspicious, a traffic collision or a fire, please call 9-1-1 directly. There have been several recent incidents where people have called neighbours first. The can cause confusion and further delay emergency response should it be required. It is better to be on the safe side and report something that turns out to be nothing than to not report something real.

March 26, 2013   Comments Off on In Case of Emergency



If you are interested in what is going on locally, take a moment to join Nextdoor, a private social network for the San Marcos Pass. You can log in to sign-in at https://sanmarcospass.nextdoor.com/login/ . Nextdoor is a local network for the exclusive use of the San Marcos Pass communities. The network is not open to anyone outside the immediate community. You can provide as much or as little as you want to contribute to support our local news.


February 16, 2013   Comments Off on Nextdoor

20 Weeks to Preparedness

Start your year off with a worthwhile family project.

20 Weeks to Preparedness
Building a Disaster Supplies Kit Checklist

20 Weeks to Preparedness

January 7, 2012   Comments Off on 20 Weeks to Preparedness

Ready! Set! Go!

The program Ready! Set! Go! was intorduced in May of this year to educate Southern California residents about what is now a year-round threat of wildfire.  This program is designed to gain public involvement in reducing life and property loss caused by wildfires.  Ready! Set! Go! has the following three steps:

Ready! Prepare yourself, your family and your property.

Set!  Monitor fire weather / activity and prepare to evacuate.

Go!  Leave early when directed to by public safety officials.

Ready! Set! Go! is endorsed by the Santa Barbara County Fire Chief’s Association to provide a strategic approach and a specific action plan to aid local, state and federal fire agencies in providing one unified message. Ready! Set! Go! is endorsed by the California Emergency Management Agency and FIRESCOPE. 

Listen to Community Alert, October 6, 2009: Chief Michael Mingee, Carpinteria-Summerland FPD and Captain David Sadecki, PIO, Santa Barbara County FD talk about “Read, Set, Go” on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Fire Chief’s Association.    

Learn More About Ready! Set! Go!

September 17, 2009   No Comments