Tragedy and innovation marked their thousand-acre ranch and its orchards. Read story.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Adding sewer pipes cleaned up State Street in the 1880s, for a while. Read story.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Since World War II, Santa Barbara's wharf evolved from a center of shipping to serving visitors. Read story.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Early flights involved stunts and daring, and attracted crowds. Read story.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Richard Henry Dana saw bestial conditions on a trip aboard the Pilgrim. Read story.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Daring and ineptitude marked his career. Read story.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Trabucco murder in 1881 involved robbery, torture, and accusations. Read story.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Hendrys named a beach and a blacksmith's. Read story.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
And the mayor for extorting money from city employees to fund his newspaper. Read story.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Billions of cards were produced and sold around the turn of the previous century. Read story.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A second-generation gardener, E. O. became Santa Barbara's most distinguished horticulturalist. Read story.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The origins of both the names 'Rattlesnake' and 'Las Canoas' remain a mystery. Read story.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
An arduous journey from New York brought Russel Heath finally to Carpinteria. Read story.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
From Puccini to Gershwin, he had an ear for talent. Read story.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The 19th century saw silver, gold, and even cattle hides used as media of exchange; paper currency and banks arrived later in the century. Read story.