Friday, September 26, 2014

Is Social Media on the Rise for Home Buyers?


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Solvang Danish Days September 19-21

Solvang Danish Days Celebration 2014

Ride the horse drawn trolley for a tour of Solvang

Enjoy Ableskiver, a Danish pancake

watch the parade

Many local Artists will have their art on display

There will be dancing and music!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - September 18th


The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing Lecture

by Peter Westwick

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California

When: Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 at 7 pm

Members only Reception at 6:15 pm

Cost: Free (members), $10 (non-members)
To Register: Go to or call (805) 962-8404 x115

Lecture Series Sponsored by Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and Silvio Di Loreto

Surfing today is pursued by an estimated 20 million people worldwide and it supports a $10 billion global industry.  The sport has acquired an inescapable cultural presence, and there are thriving surf communities from Iceland and Ireland to Israel and Indonesia—and, of course, Santa Barbara, which has been a surfing hotbed for over half a century.  How did an ancient Polynesian pastime become a global commercial and cultural phenomenon?

Surfing is often portrayed as a refuge from modern society, but the sport’s expansion rode deep social currents: from colonialism, the military-industrial complex, and globalization to environmental engineering and race and gender roles.  Surfing combines romantic counterculture ideals and middle-class values; it reconciles an individualistic communion with nature and a growing commitment to commerce and technology.  This split personality, which pairs subversive social rebellion and the middle-class mainstream, dates to the earliest encounters between European explorers and Polynesian surfers and has characterized modern surfing for the last century. This talk will examine the history of surfing’s constant struggle to save its soul, with particular attention to Santa Barbara’s thriving surf community.    

Peter Westwick was born and raised in Santa Barbara and has been an avid surfer for over thirty years.  He received his BA in physics and PhD in history from Berkeley and is now on the history faculty at USC, where he directs the Aerospace History Project at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.  He was previously the Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the History of Science at Caltech and an Olin Fellow in International Security Studies at Yale.

He is the author of Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004 (Yale, 2006), which won book prizes from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Astronautical Society; and The National Labs: Science in an American System, 1947-1974 (Harvard, 2003), which won the book prize of the Forum for the History of Science in America.  He is also editor of Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California (UC Press, 2012), which was selected to the Best Non-Fiction of 2012 by the Los Angeles Public Library.  Most recently he co-authored, with fellow Santa Barbaran Peter Neushul, The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing (Random House, 2013), an LA Times bestseller and the subject of his talk at the SB Maritime Museum.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We will NEVER Forget! 911

Remember Today!


Real Estate Crushes

Monday, September 8, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Santa Barbara Taste of the Town - September 7th

Slide 1

33rd Annual Taste of the Town

Slide 3

September 7th  
Noon - 3pm
Riviera Park and Gardens
2020 Alameda Padre Serra

Slide 2

Join the Arthritis Foundation and over 80 local food 
and wine vendors for one amazing afternoon!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Santa Barbara's Best Thrift Shop!

 Santa Barbara's Best Kept Secret...
 this charming Boutique-like Thrift Shop

staged and merchandised
is thoroughly revamped every August
 and re-opened with "new to us" merchandise
which literally flies out the door!
from the Corner Shop featuring Designer labels
and fine vintage and antique items...
fine costume, silver, gold and vintage jewelry

Designer shoes, purses and sunglasses

 to the "front shop" featuring every imaginable
item including crafts, sewing material, notions,
yarn and knitting needles

 household items, art, gifts, trinkets
  holiday ware, small appliances, etc.
 gently used clothing for adults, teens, 
children, toddlers and babies
 purses, hats and shoes, ties, socks etc
 toys and books for children of all ages
and our fabulous Library of current and
vintage books and CDs
 at unbelievable prices

Dealers from Los Angeles to areas north
have discovered us, be sure you know about us too!

The Assistance League of Santa Barbara
1259 Veronica Springs Road, SB 
(off Las Positas)

entirely staffed by Volunteers

wave heading
Monday & Wednesdays 10 am - 3pm
Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm