History, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Uncategorized, Ventura County

Local authors chronicle area’s unique baseball history

A New York Giant’s game 100 years ago in downtown Oxnard. Babe Ruth hits home run out of a Santa Barbara park. And an all-female softball team also from Santa Barbara confronting strict cultural roles in 1945. These are just some of the stories featuring our ‘National Pastime’ in books written by local authors. It’s… Read More Local authors chronicle area’s unique baseball history

History, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County

100th anniversary of end of World War I recognized locally

November 11th is not only Veterans Day, a special day to honor military veterans. It also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. This year is extra significant because it marks the 100th anniversary of WWI. In fact, major hostilities of WWI were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th… Read More 100th anniversary of end of World War I recognized locally

History, Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days-Fiesta captivates and educates since 1924

It may seem hard to believe today, but Santa Barbara once had some trouble attracting tourists to the area in the 1920s. Santa Barbara was mainly a winter getaway, and the coastal hamlet just wasn’t a draw for many back then during the summer months. The area’s business people decided they wanted to have an… Read More Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days-Fiesta captivates and educates since 1924

Food, Made in the 805, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County

Top 10 must-try ice cream shops in the 805

July 15th is National Ice Cream Day, and what better way is there to celebrate than heading to your favorite shop serving up the creamy and cold treat. It’s always tough to choose a favorite, and there are many fabulous local places to try (and many up-and-coming places that we’re still learning about). The best… Read More Top 10 must-try ice cream shops in the 805