828 Santa Barbara Street

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828 Santa Barbara Street

828 Santa Barbara Street

SEEING GREEN AND YELLOW: For seven of the most formative years of his life and career — including his early days as a news reporter for this paper — senior Editor Matt Kettmann lived in the green-and-yellow house at 828 Santa Barbara Street, right smack dab in the middle of the old presidio walls, an experience he writes about in this week’s cover story here. “We played horseshoes in the driveway, brewed beer in the kitchen, and became one with our thriving neighborhood,” said Kettmann, who is one of the many Indy staffers pictured above outside the house more than a decade ago, after walloping the Santa Barbara News-Press in a friendly game of softball. “I would never trade those days, or particularly those nights, for the world.”

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