PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 7:05 p.m., April 2, 2014 Updated 7:05 p.m., April 2, 2014

Huell Howser Tree Dedication

Honor the Legacy of Huell Howser, popular host of PBS “California’s Gold”

WHO: Santa Barbara Beautiful

WHAT: Tree Dedication Ceremony of Historic “Cota Sycamore” in Memory of Huell Howser

WHERE: Mission Santa Barbara Lawn

WHEN: Friday April 11 @ 12 Noon

WHY: Honor the Legacy of Huell Howser, popular host of PBS “California’s Gold”

(also served as Guest Host for the 2005 SB Beautiful Annual Awards)



SB Beautiful board president Kate Kurlas

● Mayor Helene Schneider

● City Poet Laureate Chryss Yost:

● Will recite an Original Poem for the occasion

● Rand Boyd, MLIS, CA Special Collections & Archives – Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University (Huell Howser Archives):

● Will attend and receive official Certificate of Dedication of the Commemorative Tree

● Representatives of Old Mission Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara Beautiful is a local non-profit organization formed in 1965, dedicated to beautifying our area in a variety of ways – including working independently and in cooperation with neighborhood associations, area schools, city departments, and other agencies.

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