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September 16, 2016
Event Round Up
Hike to Inspiration Point
Resident explorers had a lovely sunset hike to Inspiration Point. The view included the ocean, the Channel Islands, and of course, beautiful Santa Barbara. It was a great opportunity for them to meet their neighbors while having a fun workout!
NFL Kickoff 
Football lovers gathered in the Rec room to not only celebrate the start of a new season but teach other residents about the game who have not previously been exposed to it! This was a great opportunity for residents to learn about American Football, play games, and enjoy some snacks while watching an intense opening game!
Thanking Our Firefighters on 9/11 
In light of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, residents came to make thank you cards to show their gratitude and appreciation for our local firefighters. After the cards were made, they were hand delivered to our fire station where the firefighters were very grateful for Tropicana Garden's love and support!
FIFA and Chill 
Residents from all around the building gathered for a couple hours to play against others who share the love for the world famous video game FIFA. Not only did they play a game they enjoy but they also enjoyed delicious Costco pizza and refreshments. The three top contestants received gift cards of their choosing to either Subway, Blenders, or Starbucks.
Kick It! 
Residents from both Tropicana Gardens and Tropicana Villas ditched their couches for the soccer field on a beautiful day in sunny Santa Barbara thanks to the RA's. Residents received a short lecture on the history of soccer and how its grown into the US culture. Then they went on the field, put on their game faces, and played until they just couldn't anymore.
UCSB Soccer Game
UCSB has returned to Harder Stadium for a match against San Diego! What better way to celebrate than having 50 tickets for our wonderful residents! Everyone enjoyed the vibrant Gaucho Loco environment of the stadium!
Tutoring in the Café
Tropicana is proud to announce that our Tutoring Program is in full swing. Tutoring will be every night, Sunday through Thursday from 9:00-11:30 PM in the cafe.

Tropicana staff have been tutor certified through Santa Barbara City College. We are proud to assist our residents in a variety of subjects upon request. If you have questions or would like more information about the tutoring program in the cafe, please contact Area Coordinator Jesus Salvatierra This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tutoring will be held Sunday through Thursday nights 9:00-11:30 PM. Study groups, as well as students looking for a different place to study, are welcome to join us as well!
Bike Registration and Parking
Please Lock Your Bike to a Rack
Transportation - Bike

If you haven't done so already, the Tropicana Management strongly encourages you to register your bike here at the building. Come to the desk with your bike's imprinted serial number and we can register your bike in our system and give you a bike sticker. The benefit of this is that if your bike ever goes missing we'll have your serial number on file, which can greatly increase the likelihood of finding it!

Please remember to properly park your bike in a designated bike rack and lock the frame of the bike to the bike rack. Bikes that locked to themselves (not the rack), or simply not locked at all, are more likely to be moved or go missing altogether, which could lead to the bike being impounded. 
Café News
Sack Lunches and Late Night Dinners
You can eat as much as you want in the cafe as part of your unlimited meal plans long as meal s are eaten inside of the cafe. Residents can take out one piece of fruit, an ice cream cone, or a drink in their Trop Tumbler whenever the cafe is open. Residents can also request a Sack Lunch or a Late Night dinner ahead of time.

If you have sports practice, a class, or work during Tropicana's designated lunch time, you may fill out a sack lunch form at the café check stand by 7:00 PM the night before. You can pick up your sack lunch when the cafe opens at 6:45 AM. Late night dinners can also be requested at the check stand before 4:00 PM the day you would like to pick up your dinner. Please bring your class or work schedule when you make your requests, and please remember to pick them up if you order them!
Ready to Move Your Hammock?
Your Opportunity is Around the Corner!
Tropicana will be offering a Room Change Program so you can switch rooms. Upgrade, downgrade or just get a change of scenery!

Watch for an email sometime next week from Laura with details on the program and how to sign up!

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Use Your Talents to Chronicle Your Experiences at SBCC or UCSB!


Do you love blogging? Do you enjoy telling others about your experiences? If you answered "YES!" to either of these questions, we would love to hear from you! Trop is looking for a resident who will write a blog about their Tropicana, UCSB or SBCC experiences. Payment is $20 per published blog. If you are interested, please write a sample blog and send it to Brendan Langley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Gardens is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens in spaces 56 and 57. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!