Archive for March, 2013

  • Over the years we’ve heard stories about the day a snowstorm hit Santa Barbara, but until recently we’d never spoken to anyone with a first hand account. Last week while talking with a SB native and Edhat subscriber, we got the scoop and dates of the storm. This made our research pretty simple. But we have only been able to round-up a few images of the snowstorm of 1949, all of which were published in the Santa Barbara News-Press. We are certain that other photos exist in old photo albums or on the walls of homes throughout town, and […] 0

    Snow in Santa Barbara

    Over the years we’ve heard stories about the day a snowstorm hit Santa Barbara, but until recently we’d never spoken to anyone with a first hand account. Last week while talking with a SB native and Edhat subscriber, we got the scoop and dates of the storm. This made our research pretty simple. But we have only been able to round-up a few images of the snowstorm of 1949, all of which were published in the Santa Barbara News-Press. We are certain that other photos exist in old photo albums or on the walls of homes throughout town, and […]

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  • By now most of us know that the “Chromatic Gate” (love it or hate it) is under restoration. The “Chromatic Gate” is the massive rainbow sculpture that sits at the bottom of Calle Puerta Villarta, just across the street from Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. What you may not know is that the creator of that sculpture, Herbert Bayer, was a true Renaissance man, a member of our community and a highly regarded international artist. True, his “Chromatic Gate” may not be the most popular of his creations, but we are lucky to have it, and even luckier that some […] 0

    Typographer, Artist, Sculptor, Man

    By now most of us know that the “Chromatic Gate” (love it or hate it) is under restoration. The “Chromatic Gate” is the massive rainbow sculpture that sits at the bottom of Calle Puerta Villarta, just across the street from Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. What you may not know is that the creator of that sculpture, Herbert Bayer, was a true Renaissance man, a member of our community and a highly regarded international artist. True, his “Chromatic Gate” may not be the most popular of his creations, but we are lucky to have it, and even luckier that some […]

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