Dick Fuller

Caitlin Fitch

Dick Fuller

Scene in S.B.

Monarchs and Moscow

“The best thing about Santa Barbara is that my grandkids are here!” said Dick Fuller of Goleta. “I’ve been pretty fortunate to live here this long and to be able to retire here,” he added. Fuller has been a volunteer docent at the Ellwood Butterfly Grove in Goleta since 2007. He enjoys informing the public about the grove, answering questions, and being out in nature.

By Caitlin Fitch

Ben Hinton

“We love looking at the architecture here. What other town preserved the old look and then built the new to look old?” said Ben Hinton while he waited with his dog Nimke as his wife shopped. The Hintons were visiting from San Diego after a recent move from Moscow. “Nimke means ‘small hug’ in Russian. We named her that because she won’t do any tricks; she just cuddles!” he said.

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