Mark Wade

Caitlin Fitch

Mark Wade

Scene in S.B.

Volunteering and Visiting

Mark Wade read a book while he waited for his dentist to open on State Street. Wade frequently volunteers at the Santa Barbara Humane Society where he works with pit bulls. “In the humane societies, Chihuahuas and pit bulls are common because they have behavioral problems and always escape,” he said. “They are my favorite to work with because they’re so loyal,” he added.

By Caitlin Fitch

Christel Timoh and Sylvain Boissy

Christel Timoh, a nursing student visiting from Georgia, looks out at the shoreline from Stearns Wharf with her boyfriend Sylvain Boissy, who currently lives in Lompoc. “It’s so different here,” said Timoh. “There’s so much to see; I’ve been enjoying the view and the mountains, all the little coffee shops and small businesses.”

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