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Warming up to March Madness
updated: Jan 30, 2013, 2:44 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

A subscriber is curious if subscribers can place where this unique cricket is in town. Where is it?

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 COMMENT 369123 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 03:31 PM

Jiminys' house!

 

 COMMENT 369172P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 04:42 PM

Just happened that today's Wall Street Journal has one of these shown in an article.

 

 COMMENT 369180 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 04:52 PM

Cooling like that! So original.

 

 COMMENT 369185P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 05:08 PM

I have no idea where. Another cool SB detail. You'll tell, won't you?

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 05:18 PM

Looks more like a grasshopper to me! Kung Fu, anyone?

 

 COMMENT 369265P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 12:57 AM

172P. I like the synchronicity of that.

 

 COMMENT 369282 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 06:59 AM

The cricket is atop 1010 Anacapa St., a building owned by Willie Wood, whose daughter is named Cricket. From 1988-2012 the building was home to the Santa Cruz Island Foundation.

 

 COMMENT 369290P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 07:12 AM

282 Thank you, . OP here, didn't know the background story. Interesting. It's next to the Wells Fargo parking lot on Anacapa. Nice to have Edhat and learn the stories, Thanks Edhat.

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 07:18 AM

Thanks, I take my aunt to that bank, I'll look for the cricket (it's groovy). Where is the Santa Cruz Island Foundation now, didn't know they moved. That building used to be a little neighborhood store, Kourys, owned and run by a little old lady; her son taught tennis at the Muni courts.

 

 BULLSEYEB agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 02:11 PM

123, you made me laugh! Thanks!

This was an interesting post! :) Thanks to the OP and the Commenters.

 

 COMMENT 369656P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 09:06 PM

I would like to address this to Flicka. The store which you referred to was located on Santa Barbara Street and Grandmother Koury owned most of the property on the Block Her store was more in the middle but she also owned the corner where the music store is located today.

Her relative did teach tennis at the Muni courts on the lower East side and another family member is in charge of the Madonnari festival held at the mission each year and she works very hard for the arts program for the children in the community and is a wonderful human being.

 

 COMMENT 369661P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 09:31 PM

Have very fond memories of Mrs. Khoury and her store - ahhhh... to have that kind of realness in Santa Barbara today. Nice to see the stories attached to the cricket on top of the building. Wish we had pictures of that block way back when - especially inside ones of the Khoury grocery store.

 

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