Articles From : tMo

  • Goleta's Old Town Christmas Parade Draws a Crowd

    Old Town Goleta held a festive holiday parade with Santa in tow on Hollister Ave this past Saturday.

  • Central Coast Storm Views

    Tom took a hike on the Central Coast during Thanksgiving week to see the passing storm.

  • Feeling Fall'ish

    Tom photographs the changing of the seasons, and the waves, in Goleta.

  • Dos Pueblos Chumash

    European explorers nicknamed an area of Goleta "Dos Pueblos" because there were two Chumash villages right next to each other.

  • Old School Surfing

    Tom highlights the old school surfing style of Goleta.

  • Travels to Oregon

    Tom shares photos of a recent trip to Oregon.

  • Riding the Heat Wave

    Tom reflects on lots of beach days, warm water, and for a couple days... some surf!

  • The History of Stephen Rutherford

    We never heard too much about Stephen Rutherford, but the more we looked, the more we found.

  • Central Coast Weekend

    Do you know what the big M on Madonna Peak stands for? Tom says it's not what you think.

  • What’s A Goleta?

    Short answer: It’s a schooner. Why is our town named after a schooner? There are a few schools of thought on that question.

  • Green Grass Mountain

    Grass Mountain is that big pyramid that you can see from most of the Santa Ynez Valley, and you can tell when there's a good bloom going.

  • Pimpin' Mother Nature

    We are blessed to live near the largest stretch of undeveloped coastline remaining in Southern California, the Gaviota Coast.

  • Micro Manager

    Professional surfer Cole Robbins can make a marginal day of tiny surf look like an epic session, and Zach Brown takes it to another level with his video skills.

  • Off the Beaten Path

    ​Just about every Spring we turn our backs to the ocean and head to the desert, just for a short visit and a change of pace. This year we had a great trip and the tradition continues.

  • Figueroa Mountain Hike

    Tom shares photos from a recent hike up Figueroa Mountain.

  • The Birth of Haskells Pier

    The pier at Haskells beach has been in the background for all our lives. Who knew its creation was so dramatic?

  • Clean Lines, Dirty Water

    Tom recounts the surfing and water conditions following the Montecito Mudslide last month.

  • Winchester’s Secret

    In the last update, we learned about Doctor Winchester, but when I dug a little deeper into the accusations that Pearl Chase reportedly made about his drug addiction, I stumbled upon an intriguing story that may or may not be "fake news."

  • Day of Destruction

    Tom Modugno reflects on a day that will never be forgotten... and not because of the surf.

  • The Good Doctor Winchester

    The Winchester Canyon is a beautiful reminder of a man that spent most of his life serving the people of the Santa Barbara area.

  • Pages