Category Archives: News

Learn about the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister Cities Association

View our promotional video from the City of Santa Barbara (external link).


Spring Newsletter is here!

The Weihai Way sat down with Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider to discuss Weihai, Santa Barbara and our Sister City relationship.

Read all about it in the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister Cities Spring 2010 Newsletter.

Shanghai World Expo Opens

The Expo will run May 31 to October first with the theme “Better City – Better Life”.

See a photo gallery from the Sacramento Bee.

SB-Weihai Sister Cities Association at Work!

Board members of the Santa Barbara – Sister City Association met with three Santa Barbara City College students last weekend to develop a marketing plan for the Association.  Amanda Bergsten, Caroline Blomquist and Cecily Jansson are working to promote the Association and increase membership as part of a class project.

The students interviewed Association President Peter Haslund and Webmaster Alex Sheldon as well as Joyce Adriensen and Valerie Lent about their trips to China and involvement with the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association.

They plan to report at the next monthly meeting on their work.

In addition, you can now be a part of the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association group on Facebook!

TrueVision Systems travels to Weihai

Peter Haslund (SB-Weihai President), TrueVisions Systems, Inc. CEO Forrest Fleming, Mayor Marty Blum, TrueVisions Vice President for Operations Robert Reali.

Santa Barbara’s TrueVision Systems Inc., will be traveling to Weihai, China to share their High Definition, 3D surgical equipment with our sister city.  This will be the first serious economic venture by anyone from the city of Santa Barbara to Weihai.