Archive for June, 2013

  • While every proud Santa Barbaran knows that our town is full of a lot of firsts, (the first Egg Mc Muffin, the first Sambo’s, the first hydraulic brakes (whatt???), the first taste of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, the first Decker’s flip flops…) many people are probably unaware that our community also produced the first (and to date only) Hispanic Governor of American California. His name was Romualdo Pacheco. This is his official State portrait. Born Jose Antonio Romualdo Pacheco Jr. on October 31, 1831, most likely at the Santa Barbara Presidio, he was the second son of Captain Jose […] 0

    The (805) to the (808)

    While every proud Santa Barbaran knows that our town is full of a lot of firsts, (the first Egg Mc Muffin, the first Sambo’s, the first hydraulic brakes (whatt???), the first taste of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, the first Decker’s flip flops…) many people are probably unaware that our community also produced the first (and to date only) Hispanic Governor of American California. His name was Romualdo Pacheco. This is his official State portrait. Born Jose Antonio Romualdo Pacheco Jr. on October 31, 1831, most likely at the Santa Barbara Presidio, he was the second son of Captain Jose […]

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  • As we continue on our systematic trek through Montecito, we recently passed through what local real estate agents refer to as the “Hedgerow District”, or some similar designation. We’ve always known of the Hedgerows in Montecito, and even spent quite a bit of time wandering around in them in decades past; but until now we never cared too much about where they begin and where they end. Some will probably take issue with our boundaries, but we feel like the Hedgerows now comprise the area shown in this map – the north/south borders are Mimosa Lane and No. Jameson; […] 0

    Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow?

    As we continue on our systematic trek through Montecito, we recently passed through what local real estate agents refer to as the “Hedgerow District”, or some similar designation. We’ve always known of the Hedgerows in Montecito, and even spent quite a bit of time wandering around in them in decades past; but until now we never cared too much about where they begin and where they end. Some will probably take issue with our boundaries, but we feel like the Hedgerows now comprise the area shown in this map – the north/south borders are Mimosa Lane and No. Jameson; […]

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