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The Ten Commandments Filmed In SB - Does anyone know anything about a scene from the movie "The Ten Commandments" that shows Christ walking on water that was said to be filmed here in Santa Barbara?  235 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 20, 2017 reads comments
1995 Storm Picture Question - Does anyone have pictures of the water from the 1995 storms reaching up to the highway at the Mission and/or Carrillo overpasses? 1364 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 20, 2017 reads comments
Roosevelt Elementary Sloppy Joes - An edhat subscriber reminisces on Roosevelt Elementary School's comforting sloppy joes. 1354 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 11, 2016 reads comments
Fresh Goleta History: Colonel W.W. Hollister - We drive on Hollister Avenue, Goleta's main street, everyday. But who was Colonel William Welles Hollister? And why is this main thoroughfare named after him? 2075 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 23, 2016 reads comments
Rancho Del Cielo - Tom shares the history of Rancho Del Cielo: the little ranch that became world famous. 3042 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 20, 2016 reads comments
De La Vina Bungalow History - Does anyone know the history of the bungalows off De La Vina between Ortega and Cota? 2711 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 22, 2016 reads comments
Retro Cox Cable - A subscriber shares a Cox Cable menu from 1987, which shows the simplicity of the good old days of TV. 2338 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 15, 2016 reads comments
Goleta Restaurant Near Twin Oaks - Who remembers the name of the restaurant that used to be next to Twin Oaks golf course? 2734 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 14, 2016 reads comments
Goleta Union School - Built two years before the Barnsdall Rio Grande gas station, this old Goleta Union School building is still in use today, serving our community.  2531 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 01, 2016 reads comments
Historical Photos of Rocky Nook Park - A subscriber is looking for historical photos or articles about Rocky Nook Park. Can edhatters help? 2301 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 29, 2016 reads comments
CVS Building History - Does anyone know the history of the building that houses the CVS on the corner of Bath and Carrillo? 2344 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 24, 2016 reads comments
The Ellwood Special - The Ellwood Special: It sounds like a lunch platter, but it was a big piece of our history and it put Goleta on the railroad map. 2568 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 21, 2016 reads comments
SB City Limits - A subscriber is wondering if any Edhatters know any of the history behind the peculiar north and western boundaries of the City of SB. [pic] 5819 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 12, 2016 reads comments
Saving the Barnsdall Gas Station - Tom shares an update on saving the historical Barnsdall Gas Station in Ellwood.  4144 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 31, 2016 reads comments
Honoring Santa Barbara Civil War Veterans - On Memorial Day, an edhatter remembers Company C Civil War veterans who are buried in a field between Hollister Avenue and the freeway. [pics] 3412 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 16, 2016 reads comments
Camp Conastoga History - Does anyone the history of "Camp Conastoga" in Santa Barbara? 2470 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 15, 2016 reads comments
Find this Historic Location - Can anyone name the business that occupies this historic location? 3028 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 10, 2016 reads comments
Bythinia Mineral Water Spring - Does anyone have any information on the Bythinia Mineral Water Spring? 3183 29
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 06, 2016 reads comments
Old Signage on State Street - I spotted old signage for Huggins Footwear on State Street. Does anyone know the history of this shoe shop? 2335 17
Coyote Fire Information - Does anyone have any historic photos or info about the homes that were sacrificed during the Coyote fire? 2364 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 01, 2016 reads comments
Airport Drive In - Tom shares the history of drive-in movie theatres in Santa Barbara, specifically the 1960's drive-in at the corner of Hollister and Fairview. 3971 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 10, 2016 reads comments
Gaviota Village - Now just an empty stretch of scenic highway, Tom Modugno reports the Gaviota area has some significant history. 7010 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 07, 2016 reads comments
Law Enforcement History - Does anyone know who was the Santa Barbara County Sheriff and Ventura Police Chief during 1979- 1981? 2756 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 29, 2016 reads comments
The Mansion House History - Does anyone know the history of the building that was previously on the site of the LDS building on Santa Barbara Street? [pics] 3084 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 27, 2016 reads comments
Upper DLV Historical Building - Does anyone know the full history of the former Sleep Shoppe building on upper De La Vina? 2993 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 13, 2016 reads comments
The Marines Invade Goleta - Tom Modugno shares the history of marines invading Goleta during World War II. 5702 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 09, 2016 reads comments
Meigs Road History - An edhatter is looking for information regarding possible navy munitions on the Mesa. 3493 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 05, 2016 reads comments
Disco History - What was the name of the 70's disco place at the bird refuge? 3844 42
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 02, 2016 reads comments
Is This Kathleen Peabody? - Can someone identify if this painting is of Kathleen Burke Peabody? 3009 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 27, 2016 reads comments
Historical Marker - Does anyone know the story behind this cool historical marker on State Street? 3907 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 24, 2016 reads comments
Bombardment of Ellwood - Seventy-four years ago, a Japanese submarine shelled the Ellwood Oil Field during World War II. 6087 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 31, 2016 reads comments
Refugio Palms - Tom Modugno shares the history of Refugio Beach and the palm trees that decorate it. 4680 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 29, 2015 reads comments
Manzana Schoolhouse - An edhatter hiked to the historic Manzana Schoolhouse this weekend. [pics] 3445 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 27, 2015 reads comments
Tucker’s Grove and Judge Crow - Tom shares the history of Tucker's Grove and how it was saved by Judge Crow. 3180 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 20, 2015 reads comments
Carpinteria Documentary - Larry shares his documentary made in the 90's about the history of Carpinteria. 2207 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 13, 2015 reads comments
Milwaukee Journal on Santa Barbara - Can anyone tell me more about a story I read about Santa Barbara in a journal from 1943? 2799 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 24, 2015 reads comments
Lost Playscript - An edhat reader is looking for a 1950s playscript and would like suggestions on where to search for it. 1881 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 22, 2015 reads comments
The Man Who Named Goleta - Daniel Hill is a name that should loom large in the history of Goleta, after all, he did name it. 6776 41
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 28, 2015 reads comments
Sixties Factory - Does anyone remember the factory that made Tiffany-style chandeliers in the 1960s and '70s? 3015 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 07, 2015 reads comments
Name this Historical Sight - Charles wants to know if edhatters can name this historical location in Santa Barbara. 3625 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 05, 2015 reads comments
Rocky Horror Premiere 40 Years Ago - Did you know the Rocky Horror Picture Show had its first premiere in Santa Barbara 40 years ago? 3002 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 29, 2015 reads comments
SB Building's History - A subscriber is curious about the history of this building. [pic] 3601 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 20, 2015 reads comments
The Gaviota Pass - Do you know how the Gaviota Pass got its name? 4884 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 16, 2015 reads comments
The Gun in Goleta - [Update]: Is anyone familiar with the project for the space program commonly referred to as "The Gun", near the airport in Goleta? 5080 39
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 14, 2015 reads comments
History of Micheltorena Building - Does anyone know what this building was around 25 years ago? [pic] 5094 43
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 06, 2015 reads comments
Historical School Photos on Display - Historical photographs and yearbooks from the Santa Barbara Unified School District are now on display at the public library. [pic] 2378 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 02, 2015 reads comments
Historic Carpinteria Library - Alan spotted California's first branch library in Carpinteria. [pic] 3008 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 30, 2015 reads comments
Santa Cruz Market - Tom delves into the history of Santa Cruz Market, a store near and dear to his heart. 6351 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 16, 2015 reads comments
The Tecolote Cut - Tom followed the route of a little know detour, the Tecolote Cut, and enjoyed the scenery along the way. 3942 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 15, 2015 reads comments
Motorcycle Shop History - Does anyone know the history of the gas station/motorcycle shop at the corner of Calle Palo Colorado? 3536 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 08, 2015 reads comments
Salvar Road History - A subscriber is curious about the history behind the Salvar Road/154 overpass. 2899 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 03, 2015 reads comments
Hot Spot History - Updated: Does anyone have any information on the Hot Spot, a restaurant that was around in 1947? [pics] 3338 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 30, 2015 reads comments
1925 Earthquake - Day 1, Part 1 - It's the 90th anniversary of the 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake and Neal Graffy shares a 5-part story of what happened on June 29 and afterwards. 18532 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 28, 2015 reads comments
Goleta's Oldest Building - A little known treasure, hidden in our backyard. A mission era adobe that played a major role in the history of California. 5184 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 21, 2015 reads comments
Victory at Ellwood! - Tom Modugno gives an inside look at the press conference announcing the Ellwood Gas Station will be saved. 2750 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 16, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Girls School History - Does anyone know anything about The Santa Barbara Girls School of the 1920s? 3472 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 02, 2015 reads comments
Goleta History: Haskell's Beach - How many folks know how Haskell's beach got its name? 3796 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 14, 2015 reads comments
Black Dahlia in SB - A subscriber has a question about the Black Dahlia's connection to Santa Barbara. 3739 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 10, 2015 reads comments
Historic Influence - It's not often a gas station can influence the architecture of other buildings around town but the historic Ellwood station did, says Tom Modugno. 4949 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 27, 2015 reads comments
Silver Spur Restaurant - Updated With [Pics]: Does anyone have a picture of the old Silver Spur Restaurant that was located at 4221 State Street? 3781 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 19, 2015 reads comments
A Surprise Witness - One of the oldest living citizens of Goleta has seen a lot of changes, according to Tom Modugno. 3854 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 15, 2015 reads comments
Zaca Creek Restaurant & Saloon - Do edhatters remember the Zaca Creek Restaurant and Saloon in Buellton? 4147 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 22, 2015 reads comments
Pampas Grass - Tom shares information about Pampas Grass and how Goleta cashed in on a European fad. 4592 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 12, 2015 reads comments
New Vic Theater Origins - The new Vic Theater is over 90 years old. Was it originally built as a theater? 2958 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 01, 2015 reads comments
Fairview Ranch History - Does anyone know the history of the Fairview Ranch? 3264 5
The Guppies - Funny looking birds with a serious job and named after a fish, the Guppies were once a common sight in the skies above Goleta. 4932 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 22, 2015 reads comments
Historic Location Help - Can edhatters help place the location in this historic photograph? 4687 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 15, 2015 reads comments
Postcards From the Past - Beachbummer shares his favorite postcards from the past of Mountain Drive. 3494 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 08, 2015 reads comments
Piano Gastrolounge Location History - A subscriber wants to know if anyone can give a chronology of the names of the restaurant iterations that have been located where the Piano Gastrolounge is now? 3390 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 06, 2015 reads comments
Tony's Log Cabin Restaurant - Mr. Edward Reginald Cordero was sharing his photos and family history with Alex Grzywacki at the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society. [pics] 4172 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 04, 2015 reads comments
Vior Bakery - Anyone out there know the history of the Vior's Italian Bakery bus in these [pics]? 6926 39
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 25, 2015 reads comments
Save the Ellwood Gas Station - Tom Modugno has started an online petition for the City of Goleta to save the old Ellwood Gas Station. 6064 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 24, 2015 reads comments
Memorial Stone Inquiry - Does anyone know the history behind this memorial stone? 4040 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 18, 2015 reads comments
Early 1900's in SB - Beachbummer shares [pics] of Santa Barbara in the early 1900's and of a 2015 sunset. 4528 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 15, 2015 reads comments
Ralph's On Carrillo History - A subscriber is curious to know what used to be where Ralph's on Carrillo is now? 6368 44
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 12, 2015 reads comments
Courthouse Fallout - A subscriber was at the Courthouse today and was shocked to see a fall out shelter. Does anyone know anything about it? 4273 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 11, 2015 reads comments
Goleta's Whaling Station - A bloody way to make a buck, on the sand at Goleta beach. Tom provides some history on Goleta's Whaling Station.  5471 15
Home of the Tender Steaks - I found this postcard referencing a restaurant on Gutierrez Street. Does anyone remember it? [pic] 5387 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 28, 2014 reads comments
Historical Cartoons - A subscriber shares historical cartoons from Santa Barbara's past.  3091 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 24, 2014 reads comments
Snow in Santa Barbara - Has there ever been snow in Santa Barbara? Neal Graffy comes to the rescue with an answer. 6956 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 23, 2014 reads comments
Alex D'Alfonso Architecture - Does anyone have information on Alex D'Alfonso, the architect in Santa Barbara? 3991 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 21, 2014 reads comments
Shoestring Annexation - Ever wonder how the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport ended up right in the middle of Goleta? Well it involved some good old fashioned "political gerrymandering." 4915 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 05, 2014 reads comments
1990's La Cumbre - Who remembers what shops were in the La Cumbre Plaza in the 90's? 5531 73
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 30, 2014 reads comments
Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 3 - An edhat subscriber shares photos of popular cars in Santa Barbara from 1960. 4373 17
Historic Christmas Trees on State - Does anyone else remember Christmas Trees lined down State Street in the 1960's? 3416 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 29, 2014 reads comments
Disco Fair - Does anyone out there have any Two Guys department store photos? Here is one [pic] I have of a Disco Fair store. 6146 45
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 23, 2014 reads comments
Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 2 - A subscriber shares historical photos of businesses thriving in Santa Barbara from 1960. 6474 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 19, 2014 reads comments
History of San Andres Hardware Building - I was wondering if readers could tell us what San Andres Hardware, at the corner of San Andres and Micheltorena, used to be. 4681 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 17, 2014 reads comments
Robertson Gym Lakers Exhibition Game - A subscriber went to a Lakers Exhibition Game at Robertson Gym in 1970. Does anyone remember going? 2928 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 16, 2014 reads comments
Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 1 - A subscriber shares historical photos of vending machines and gas stations from Santa Barbara in 1960.  4975 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 13, 2014 reads comments
SBJHS History - A subscriber is looking for the history on Santa Barbara Junior High School. 3936 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 09, 2014 reads comments
Goleta's First Pier - Goleta's first pier was called More's Landing, and it was down the beach a bit from today's pier. 5112 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 29, 2014 reads comments
Firehouse Restaurant - UPDATE with story from owner. Does anyone remember the Firehouse Restaurant on Chapala Street? It was an old Fire Station and had the pole still in there. 7225 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 26, 2014 reads comments
1975 Santa Barbara Travel Video - A subscriber found a travel video about Santa Barbara from 1975. 4259 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 22, 2014 reads comments
Hendry's Beach Lockwood de Forest - A subscriber shares a [pic] of Lockwood de Forest Jr. at Hendry's Beach in 1933 in the Buffalo car he designed. 4887 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 19, 2014 reads comments
1987 Santa Barbara High Video Yearbook - An edhat subscriber stumbles upon a 1987 video yearbook from Santa Barbara High School. 7139 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 12, 2014 reads comments
Denny Aaberg at Hammonds - Well it's not really Goleta, but when a surf legend gives us a couple of historic photos, we have to share them. 6112 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 27, 2014 reads comments
1970 Pie Shop - Does anyone remember the pie shop on State Street in the 1970's? 4310 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 14, 2014 reads comments
Two Hangars in Goleta - Tom breaks down the historical signifcance of two hangars in Goleta.  7259 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 03, 2014 reads comments
Biggest Vines in SB - Beachside bummer saw a picture that had him thinking about vines. So he checked out the grapevine that made Montecito famous. [pics] 3913 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 24, 2014 reads comments
Santa Barbara History of John S. Hawley - A writer researching the San Marcos Building reached out to edhat columnists about John S. Hawley. 3212 6
Hobo Village in 1951 - An edhat subscriber shares photos from 1951 of "Hobo Village" at the Child's estate, which is now the location of the Santa Barbara Zoo. 5991 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 17, 2014 reads comments
Bishop Ranch History - Bishop Ranch is easy to see from Highway 101 and Tom Modugno shares its history. 5470 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 10, 2014 reads comments
Back to the Eighties - An edhat subscriber takes us back to 1981 in Santa Barbara. [pics] 5848 46
Peek at the Past - Update: A subscriber saw an old closed down shop on the 1000 block of State Street next to Churchill's Jewelers. Does anyone have information about it? [pics] 6087 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 31, 2014 reads comments
La Cumbre Lookout Today - A subscriber took a bike ride to La Cumbre Lookout and snapped a picture of the view. 3558 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 28, 2014 reads comments
La Cumbre Lookout - Does anyone know where this rock is and if it's possible to hike to it? [pic] 5117 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 27, 2014 reads comments
1940 La Cumbre Lookout - A subscriber shares photos from La Cumbre Lookout in 1940. 5056 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 20, 2014 reads comments
1967 Airport Flood - While we're worried about the drought, 47 years ago locals were worried about the flooded airport. 6341 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 06, 2014 reads comments
July 4th 1865 - Beachbummer shares photos from July 4th in 1865. 4530 9

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