The new tech of electric trams, combined with horses and newly minted auto drivers, made Santa Barbara streets a challenge. Read story.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
He was a star of stage and screen and proud of his California heritage. Read story.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The city park once held a destination resort for the wealthy. Read story.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
E. N. Wood wrote a guidebook to the area, with unexpected words for oil slicks and earthquakes. Read story.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Among the many early artisans in Santa Barbara, Starke worked in native woods. Read story.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A plaque in Alameda Park recognizes Dr. Doremus's love of trees. Read story.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The popular bandit character of the '20s was partly based on Salomon Pico. Read story.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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.