The Map’ Celebrates 25 Years

The Map—the wildly popular illustrated rendering of downtown Santa Barbara and surrounding areas that’s handed out by concierge staff at most nearby hotels—is celebrating its 25th year and lastl print-run of 2010, next month. Since 1986, nearly 3.5 million copies have been made, and around 150,000 maps are printed each year by Creative Promotions and doled out to 150 different businesses. Creative Promotions was started by David Zeff who moved to town in the summer of 1981 to go to City College and became a World Freestyle Frisbee Champion.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road.

La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure

Liquidation sale begins this week.

City Council Approves Fee Allocation for Branch Libraries

The topic goes next to potential Goleta branch library cities.

Truck Accident Disrupts Foodbank Turkey Drive

Nonprofit is trying to replace $145,000 in equipment and food lost in accident last month.

County Eyeing Private Montecito Land to Build New Debris Basin

Supervisors have started the negotiation process with Randall Road parcel owners.