Tag archives: Bandstand

Plaza del Mar and the Bandshell
By Hattie Beresford   |   January 18, 2022

In 1886, the Santa Barbara waterfront was connected to three, often odiferous, esteros and littered with dilapidated shacks and the detritus of the hide and tallow industry. Despite the fact that there were several crude wooden bathhouses, the area was generally a “wild waste of sand, tin cans, and dead animals,” according to historian C.W. […]

Book Party
By Richard Mineards   |   November 26, 2019

After working on fiction writing for 25 years and collecting a large stash of polite publishers’ rejection letters, Santa Ynez author Elayne Klasson has published Love Is a Rebellious Bird, a 320-page which traces a 60-year-old love affair, examining the age old question of why we love the people we do. Elayne, 72, who grew […]