The 2nd Annual Taste of Guadalupe event is now over. A list of winners has been posted on the contest information page and winners have been notified by phone or contacted via email. If you are listed as a winner and haven't heard from us, check your voicemail or email for a notification or contact us at email@example.com
With Santa Barbara County being a Declared County, the support extends to homeowners and renters along with small businesses for the Winter Storms and flooding that occurred on Dec. 27, 2022, and continuing.
Following is the Declared County guidance for Santa Barbara County, and attached are the Fact Sheets in English and Spanish:
GETTING DISASTER HELP FROM SBA
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
♦ SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters.
♦ Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair/replace disaster property damage.
♦ Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations may also borrow to help meet disaster caused working capital needs. The $2 million maximum applies to the combination of property damage and working capital loans.
♦ If over 50% of revenue is carried from agricultural, farming, and ranching business-contact your local United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) for available programs.
♦ If you are a homeowner or renter, FEMA may refer you to SBA.
♦ Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace their primary residence.
♦ Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $40,000 to replace personal property, including vehicles.
REGISTER WITH FEMA
♦ Homeowners and renters should submit their SBA disaster loan application, even if they are not sure if they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases we refer the applicant to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program for possible additional assist.
There is a Center in San Luis Obispo, and we encourage those affected by the storms to visit the Center due to the many resources available at the Center. There is also online assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov -or- www.disasterassistance.gov/es (Spanish). Following is the Center information:
San Luis Obispo County
SLO Veterans Hall
801 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Opened Tuesday, January 24 @ 12:00pm
Mondays – Sundays
8:00 am – 7:00 pm PST
The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast, along with the CPUC is continuing to collect speed test data.
- Even if a household is not connected, they can use their mobile phones or go to the library for internet access and report their address as having “no available service” – this is a key datapoint.
- Laptops, tablets, desktops are preferred. Of course, if none of these are available it’s a good data point as well.
- Households can submit their exact address (which is scrubbed from any lists shared outside of BCPC), or they can submit a partial address. Again, the BCPC does not share specific addresses, but that information helps improve our mapping.
- Households can take this multiple times throughout the day and on different days – surprisingly with different results! This is also helpful.
Leave a Legacy! LeRoy Park Capital Campaign
Want to be a permanent part of the LeRoy Park renovations and improvements? Consider donating to the LeRoy Park Capital Campaign – donate a tree for a $300 contribution, or buy a paver for $200 with your business name, your family name, or a special tribute message. Thinking about something bigger, like an entire playground? There’s lots of options! Our partners over at Los Amigos de Guadalupe (LADG) have all the info!
Congratulations to all the 2021 Taste of Guadalupe Winners!!!
1st. Flat Screen TV , Certificate to 2 Guys Pizza , $20 Gift Certificate to Pappy's
- Victoria Ponce
2nd. $100 Gift Certificate to Mexiforno, Certificate from Que Rollos
- Brenda Ward
3rd. $50 Gift Certificate to El Tapatio , Dune Swag , Gift Certificate from Que Rollos
- Kevin Hernandez
4th. $50 Gift Certificate to KB Boards , Gift Certificate from Que Rollos
- Natalie Castillo
5th-8th. $25 Gift Card from Los Amigos De Guadalupe
9th. Certificate to 2 Guys Pizza , Gift Certificate from Que Rollos
- Raymond Jaramillo
10th. Taco Platter from The Unknown Mexican Chef , Gift Certificate from Que Rollos
- Devin Valdivia
11th-17th. King Falafel Combo
SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS MATTERS!
According to the Small Business Administration:
For every $100 spent at small businesses, $48 is put back into the local economy.
But if that same $100 is spent at big box store or national retailer, only $14 makes it back to our local economy.
Periodically, the Guadalupe Business Association will feature one of our members in our business spotlight. Take a moment and learn about some of our amazing members!
Sonam Narayan, Realtor
I am a local Guadalupe Realtor. I enjoy helping buyers & sellers within our city. My goal is to be completely transparent & ensure each of my clients get the best service. I aim to educate & give all the facts so my clients can make the best informed decisions. I strive to be the agent that puts themselves in YOUR shoes! I want to know your story, earn your trust and go above and beyond for your housing needs. I look forward to helping make houses into HOMES!
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
We are a family-owned Mexican restaurant. It all started in 1988 with my father Manuel Diaz deciding on leaving farm working in the past and starting his adventure as a business owner. In 2010 my father asked if I was ready to take over and I now run the business and love every second of it. My wife and I really enjoy feeding the community!
We really appreciate everyone and everything all of our customers do for us. Every day is a great day and we are glad to be a part of this community!
Rural Community Development Corporation of California (RCDCC) was formed in 2017 to help fill the gap in capacity that rural communities, especially those considered disadvantaged, are beleaguered by. We at RCDCC believe with training, direction (planning) and support California’s rural communities can be more self-reliant, and create sustainable, livable communities that gain not lose populations.
To enhance and develop the capacity of rural citizen, community organizations, local business, and government entities through community development plans and actions to support rural communities in becoming resilient, strong communities that will grow from disadvantaged to livable, sustainable communities.
The (re)ascension of a Small American Town
Founded in the late 1800s, Guadalupe was once a boom town. Over the following century, like many small towns, social, economic and infrastructure changes heavily impacted the city and other, larger cities grew around it. Yet Guadalupe’s story is far from over. With a new housing development and influx of new ideas, Guadalupe is poised to reassert itself as a destination location for shopping, arts, and tourism – the Gateway to the Dunes!