Navy Destroyer to Drop Anchor in S.B.

A guided-missile destroyer — the USS Milius — will drop anchor off Santa Barbara’s coast on 11/10 and stay through 11/15. The ship’s 281-man crew is scheduled to attend the 16th Annual Military Ball, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Navy League and held at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort on 11/12. The sailors will also take a tour of the Ronald Reagan Ranch and hit various Veterans Day events. Public tours of the ship — named after Commander Paul Milius, a Navy pilot who served during the Vietnam War — will be available on 11/13 and 11/14. Call Sea Landing at 963-3564 for tour reservations.

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:

Santa Barbara’s 1969 Oil Spill Reverberates in Today’s Environmental Battles

The catastrophic oil spill of 1969 still reverberates over environmental battles today.

Beach Driving Halted at Hollister Ranch

The Coastal Commission says it's "degrading" to natural habitats.

Despite Bankruptcy Threat, PG&E Progressing with Diablo Shutdown

The utility insists it has the necessary $3.2 billion in funds.

Westmont Photo Show Finds Beauty in People-Planet Tensions

The exhibit coincides with the 1/9 Debris Flow and 1969 Oil Spill anniversaries.

SBCC Official Returning After N-Word Controversy

Lyndsay Mass has been on unpaid leave since November.