The True Tale of Zorro

In 1919, Johnston McCulley began to write a series of popular novels about a swashbuckling champion of justice. Dressed in … READ MORE

Montecito Hot Springs

The 1870s was the decade when tourism first became an important factor in the South Coast’s economy. An important element … READ MORE

The Mesa

The Mesa is the Santa Barbara neighborhood which stretches from the harbor along the coast to Arroyo Burro Beach, flanked … READ MORE

Leonardo Barbieri

It is sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction concerning the life of Leonardo Barbieri. He arrived in California in … READ MORE

Leo Carrillo

If anyone could ever claim to be an adopted son of Santa Barbara, it would be Leo Carrillo, star of … READ MORE