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.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
She was an artist and writer enfolded in a familial embrace of art and literature. Read story.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
In 1945, school representatives purchased the 125-acre estate, El Tejado, from Charles Holland for $125,000. Read story.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The thruway was a narrow, unmarked walkway, just above 720 State Street, which ran into the southern end of Plaza de la Guerra. Read story.
Friday, February 3, 2012
In 1844, a Swede by the name of G.M. Waseurtz af Sandels captured Santa Barbara while traveling through California in the years 1842-43. Read story.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This panorama in the S.B. County Courthouse is the work of Daniel Sayre Groesbeck (1879-1950). Read story.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
What is the history of the Santa Maria Inn? Read story.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The tremendous growth in the popularity of the automobile in the first decade of the 1900s spurred a movement to construct a decent road in the area around Rincon Point. Read story.
Monday, November 21, 2011
This four-story building was built shortly after the June 1925 earthquake. Read story.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
For almost 20 years, famed orchestra leader Leopold Stokowski maintained a home in Montecito. Read story.