Eyelash Down & Up

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By John Wiley

Newcomers to Santa Barbara may quickly learn some "code names" that have long been familiar to many residents. We may remember the first time someone said, "APS" and noticed our quizzical expression. When they then supplied the long street name of Alameda Padre Serra, it was clear why they use the three initials instead.

But other code names like Hendry's and Wilcox might be more insider or old-timer names. Feel free to add a Comment here with your favorites.

Meanwhile here are views of "Eyelash Hill" framed by low clouds from down on the ground, and with different context from up in the air.

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notme Sep 24, 2021 03:00 PM
Eyelash Down & Up

I've always thought of it as the place where State curves, near Alamar or Calle Laureles. But in 1985, I couldn't fathom why the job agency guy thought I wanted to work outside of the Santa Barbara area!

a-1632520124 Sep 24, 2021 02:48 PM
Eyelash Down & Up

Good question, always assumed it was between La Cumbre and Alamar.

John Wiley Sep 24, 2021 02:36 PM
Eyelash Down & Up

Where is Upper State? I've heard some native Santa Barbarians call it anything North (or is it NW?) of Figueroa. For others it may be Victoria, Mission, Alamar or Las Positas. Is there one or more established or historic dividing lines?

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