The support services at the hospice help many families, Kenny Slaught says. The therapy sessions are free and address the emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of those who struggle with a loss. Those who are unable to visit the center are offered other safe locations around the city. Early therapy sessions reduce the risk of unresolved grief showing up years later, according to studies. Furthermore, specialized grief counseling is more effective than traditional therapy.
Real estate expert Kenny Slaught helps the less fortunate in his area. Slaught supports the Hospice of Santa Barbara’s counseling programs. He talks about these programs on his blog at KennySlaught.com, highlighting how crucial social support is for those who lost a family member.
The early 20th century brought a new architecture style called the Spanish Colonial Revival. Its inspiration came from the former Spanish colonies that were turned into American cities later on. The style can often be found in California, and was used in redesigning the city after the 1925 quake. Architect George Washington Smith moved to Montecito and made it popular. El Pueblo Viejo’s architecture reminds of that of old Paris and Rome. The aim is to preserve history through the Hispanic buildings in a style mostly encountered in Southern Spain. In Santa Barbara both the environment and the materials found locally, helped create these vernacular buildings. Kenny Slaught points out that the Hispanic architecture of the region can be described as “simple, rustically economic, with an outstanding craftsmanship and with an honest expression of materials.” The forms of the Santa Barbara region are functional and face the sun. The surroundings are reflected in the colors used as well: shades of red, yellow, white and orange.
“Strategy for development of enteric pathogen-specific phage”, is a project that will created by David Low, UCSB professor from the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. His research is looking for ways to manage antibiotic resistant bacteria. According to Kenny Slaught, Law will develop phage to identify and kill various pathogenic bacteria that creates enteric diseases in infants.
Despite having been on the scene for only a few years, crowdfunding started more than 150 real estate businesses. Nowadays, about 7% of the country’s population is an accredited investor, and in Southern California the number reaches 20%. Public fundraising became a reality along with sites like CrowdEngine, RealtyShares, and CrowdForce. Some got up to 90% of equity requirement through donations from the public. Additionally, owners get easier access and portfolio management with data analytics sites such as Rentlytics. Having been in the real estate industry for 35 years, Kenny Slaught knows that California is very active in the real estate sector. This was possible due to the modern strategies to pool capital. As a result, about $53 million was gathered through many different properties in Sacramento, San Francisco, and others.