Tag Archives: Santa Barbara

Taxpayer Dollars at Work

Santa Barbara Courthouse

What could 1.3 million dollars buy in the mid-1920s? After an earthquake rumbled through Santa Barbara in 1925 and leveled the county courthouse, a grandiose new one rose up in its place (tight-fisted voters had earlier denied funding for a grander municipal building).

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Wine Country in the City

Deep Sea Winery Tasting Room, Santa Barbara

Wine and waves at the Deep Sea Tasting Room in Santa Barbara, CA

We needed to make up some ground. We were in California, the country’s top wine-producing state, for two months before sampling even a single locally-produced vintage. That changed in Santa Barbara, on the Central Coast, where some of the regions winemakers have made tasting their merchandise as easy as taking a stroll through town.

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