Archive for May, 2012

  • “Hammond’s” is a name which is synonymous with Southern California beach and surf culture and has been for several decades. Much of the modern history of the real estate between Olive Mill Road and Eucalyptus Lane (which is essentially San Ysidro Road on the beach side of the 101) is dominated by the name Hammond because it was the Hammond family who once owned much of that land. More specifically, between the years 1910 and 1955 the Hammond family occupied the property that is bordered by the freeway and the Pacific Ocean, Olive Mill, and Eucalyptus Lane. And up […] 0

    Planes, Trains, Surfboards and Summer Fun

    “Hammond’s” is a name which is synonymous with Southern California beach and surf culture and has been for several decades. Much of the modern history of the real estate between Olive Mill Road and Eucalyptus Lane (which is essentially San Ysidro Road on the beach side of the 101) is dominated by the name Hammond because it was the Hammond family who once owned much of that land. More specifically, between the years 1910 and 1955 the Hammond family occupied the property that is bordered by the freeway and the Pacific Ocean, Olive Mill, and Eucalyptus Lane. And up […]

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  • As many of you know, as of New Year’s Eve 2011 we officially concluded walking each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara. Along the way we’ve taken thousands of photos, and while we’ve shared many of of our favorites with you there are still a whole bunch we haven’t included in our stories. So…as we buy a little extra time to finish our story about the Biltmore Pier, Hammond’s, Bonnymeade, Montecito Shores and that general area, we’ll simply share some of the numerous sights that caught our fancy as we strolled along the streets of SB. […] 0

    Heck Yeah We Live in Santa Barbara

    As many of you know, as of New Year’s Eve 2011 we officially concluded walking each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara. Along the way we’ve taken thousands of photos, and while we’ve shared many of of our favorites with you there are still a whole bunch we haven’t included in our stories. So…as we buy a little extra time to finish our story about the Biltmore Pier, Hammond’s, Bonnymeade, Montecito Shores and that general area, we’ll simply share some of the numerous sights that caught our fancy as we strolled along the streets of SB. […]

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