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The Eastside Library, having suffered being cut library days in 2010 due to a budget crisis, is being considered to be re-opened by the Santa Barbara City Council.
The new proposal is to reopen the library on Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. from now until the end of the fiscal year in July. The cost will be about $6,800.
Cathy Murillo, a city council member who made reopening the libraries the centerpiece of her campaign, said the library is extremely important as it is not just a library but "a community center for the Eastside neighborhood."
Murillo added that she may put more money in funding to have the library open at full hours. According to her, $8,600 will keep the library open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, which would be beneficial to adults and children that use the library's resources throughout the day.
"It really is a reasonable amount of money to ask for such a big benefit," Murillo said.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.