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Richard Paluch

Caitlin Fitch

Richard Paluch


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Gardens and Glass


Richard Paluch takes his cat Kitty out for some fresh air on Cabrillo Boulevard. After living on a boat for 13 years, Paluch and Kitty have transitioned into RV living. “She only got lost once after we moved off the boat; now she never strays far,” he said. Paluch is a glass artist who sells bracelets and other accessories at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Festival on Sundays. “I love being a vendor; I get to talk to strangers that I would never talk to otherwise,” he added.

Austin Sewell, a 19-month-old, plays with his grandfather Don Longstreet at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. “There’s just something magical about watching the generations moving forward,” said Longstreet, a retired city firefighter. Austin and his parents recently moved back to Santa Barbara after living in England. “We’re so glad they’re back home. We have four generations out in the sun for our family picnic today,” Longstreet added.

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