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Memorial Plaque
updated: Jan 20, 2013, 1:11 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Our family has had a plaque in memory of my Dad at Shoreline, under a tree, for 21 years. The plaque is gone now, but the cement block remains. I called Santa Barbara Beautiful, but they no longer put plaques in city parks. Any ideas? Should I get a new one engraved (and where) and put it back in ourselves? How are city plaques currently maintained?

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 COMMENT 365574 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 01:24 PM

Bah. I can't post a link unless I pay. Do a google search for Santa Barbara Parks and the Parks and Rec department should be the top link. Select the P&R link and click on the Fall and Winter Activity Guide. There's a section near the front of the PDF titled "The Basics" which has all of their phone numbers listed. I'd suggest trying Parks information at 564-5433 or Administration at 564-5430.

 

 COMMENT 365576P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 01:26 PM

Hope the removal was administrative and not vandalism or metal thieves. If it was bronze, consider contacting the scrap dealers with a description.

 

 COMMENT 365585P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 01:47 PM

I wonder if thieves are less interested in engraved granite, and how the price would compare.

 

 COMMENT 365598 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 02:22 PM

If someone stole it and brought it to a recycle yard i don't think the yard would take it...Call them up and see if they have come across it.

 

 COMMENT 365609 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 02:55 PM

Three words; delorean & flux capacitor

 

 COMMENT 365623 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 04:00 PM

I pay $52 a year to maintain this site. That's all I'm saying. I didn't make the rules. I do my part to keep Edhat alive.

 

 COMMENT 365625 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 04:06 PM

I hope you have a good photo of the plaque.

 

 COMMENT 365635 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 04:21 PM

I can't tell you how good it feels, on this sunny Sunday afternoon to be floating up here. . . Sheesh.

 

 COMMENT 365637 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 04:33 PM

Get a handful of inexpensive engraved plastic plaques from a trophy shop and a tube of silicon caulk, clean the mounting and glue it on. When it looks bad in five years or so, use a putty knife to take off the old one and caulk on a new one. Repeat until no one's left to do it anymore.

 

 EZ2 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 04:54 PM

Look into Santa Barbara beautiful they take care it

 

 COMMENT 365654P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 05:59 PM

Like 636 said, but spend the money for bronze.

When you have a legitimate case like this, but dealing with government is daunting, it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. Seriously.

 

 COMMENT 365657 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 06:09 PM

There is a less expensive option for subscribing to edhat, for anyone who cannot afford the 52 bucks. No questions asked...full "privileges" of membership. 13 bucks is not much... buck and 13 cents a month. Then links can be shared.

 

 COMMENT 365662 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 06:46 PM

There was recent repaving going on at Shoreline Park not sure if that might have caused it but there is someone in charge of plaques with the City. His name is Terri Yamada I believe. Contact 805-897-1982 & ask.

 

 COMMENT 365663 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 07:08 PM

Dan39, totally support you.

 

 REDTOP agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 07:58 PM

Edhat is worth supporting!! Come on board!!

 

 COMMENT 365682 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 08:53 PM

We had a plaque made for my husband's mother and her brother. It's on a bench at Shoreline Park. Space was left on the plaque for spouses and children. When grandma died, I called to ask about adding her to the plaque (pretty sure it was Ms. Yamada... sounds familiar) and I was told that there were no provisions for modifying plaques..... and that "no" I could not remove it and modify/replace it myself......
My husband just died a few months ago, and I would love to be able to have his name on that plaque with his mom's....

 

 HATTIE agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 09:25 PM

ditto to redtop, tracy & dan. we are lucky to have edhat so let's do whatever we can to support this wonderful community website.

 

 HATTIE agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 09:34 PM

to get back on topic: yes, it's ms. terri yamada who is the person to talk to about commemorative plaques & her number at parks & rec is 564-5484. good luck!

 

 COMMENT 365692P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 10:31 PM

It often can be better to go directly to the top, especially if, as here, you have gotten less than satisfactory results from the staff. Nancy Rapp is the Director of Parks & Rec.; there's a volunteer-staffed Park & Rec. Commission that meets on the 4th Wednesday at 4pm in the Council chambers in City Hall; those members are appointed by the city council. ...

I hope that the city cares enough about its residents to respond helpfully to you.

 

 COMMENT 365695P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 11:41 PM

Hey, 603, 627. I've met D and here's some advice: Don't feed the trolls.

 

 EZ2 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 06:15 AM

965-8867 Santa Barbara beautiful. They will help you guaranteed

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 07:39 AM

I think paying $1 a week to be supportive of Edhat is a major bargin. Can't imagine not pitching in if, like me, you really enjoy the site.

 

 HEATHER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 08:39 AM

OP here. Thanks everyone. I did call SB Beautiful and they no longer maintain or make plaques in our city parks. Think I'll try Terri Yamada at parks & rec. and go from there!

 

 COMMENT 365719 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 08:48 AM

My suggestions a) contact SB Beautiful to find out who made the plaques, the of style lettering and spacing and what it cost or b) take a photo of an existing plaque and take it to one of the three trophy shops in SB and see what they can do to reproduce the same size, lettering etc. or (c contact City Parks and get their suggestions.

Personally, I would skip contacting City Parks and just take care of it myself via "a" or "b".

 

 COMMENT 365739 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 10:07 AM

The glue that held the metal engraving to the stone of the "old" Santa Barbara Beautiful markers eventually loses its hold and the metal falls away. I believe the new ones are more durable and are certainly better looking. My husband surprised me with a SB Beautiful marker for our 25th wedding anniversary and it is lovely.

I choose to comment anonymously because there is way too much senseless nastiness directed towards commenters. "LOOK FOR THE GOOD AND PRAISE IT"

 

 COMMENT 365756 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 10:57 AM

Seriously if you want to get the run around then try and get "permission" from the city or try and get the city (parks and rec) to install another plaque. If you really want it done. Have the plaque made - take it down and glue it on. Relying on SB Beautiful or Parks and Rec is a bad idea.

 

 COMMENT 365769 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 11:16 AM

Dan, there are SO many people who love and appreciate you on this website and around town. Don't let the turkeys get you down.

 

 AUNTIE S. agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 06:58 PM

I have a similar question - a plaque for my sister at the base of a coral tree cracked in half and the left half is gone. I was going to call the Parks Dept. but never got around to it. Suggestions?

 

 AUNTIE S. agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 07:14 PM

Thanks for the helpful information Hattie.

 

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