In September 1890, a large crowd gathered to watch a young circus performer achieve aerial feats of derring-do dangling from a hot air balloon. Read story.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Avery Brundage was president of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972. He bought his first home in Montecito in 1941. Read story.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Buellton became the seventh incorporated city in the county in 1992, but its history goes back quite a bit further. Read story.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The organ arrived in Santa Barbara in 1986, all 20 tons and 7,000 pieces, deposited on the Granada Theatre stage. Read story.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The hotel, built in 1870, is one of the oldest in Southern California. Read story.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Every spring, the Rancheros mount up for their traditional trek through the Santa Ynez Valley. Read story.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Moody homes are among the most prized properties on the South Coast, and the Moody name has achieved a national reputation in architectural circles. Read story.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
On October 17, 1945, Ernest H. Brooks opened his photography school in an upstairs office at 903 State Street. Read story.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Danish-American colony of Solvang was founded primarily through the efforts of three men: Benedict Nordentoft, J. M. Gregersen, and Peter Hornslyd. Read story.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The town was established in 1881 and is the oldest in the Santa Ynez Valley. Read story.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Founded in 1959, Bishop García Diego High School was named after California’s first Roman Catholic bishop. Read story.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The City of Guadalupe, located west of Santa Maria off Highway 166, was founded in 1873 and takes its name from Rancho Guadalupe. Read story.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Among the most significant early aviation figures with a South Coast connection were Frank and his three brothers. Read story.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Santa Barbara was a short-lived publication of the Chamber of Commerce of Santa Barbara County. The first issue appeared in January 1906, the last early in 1907. Read story.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
In 1912, two Pasadena architects designed a magnificent native sandstone structure at 1500 State Street. Read story.