Tag archives: Chad Dreier

Twenty Years of Tony’s Tacos
By Richard Mineards   |   February 28, 2019

Los Arroyos, the popular Mexican eatery on Coast Village Road, is celebrating 20 years in business. Owner Tony Arroyo opened his first location in downtown Santa Barbara on West Figueroa Street in 1999 and launched his outlet in our rarefied enclave in 2004. The chain now has branches in Camarillo and Goleta, with a nosheteria […]

Rest in Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   January 17, 2019

On a personal note, I mark the move to more heavenly pastures of philanthropist Chad Dreier at the age of 70. The longtime Santa Barbara Zoo supporter, who had a Masai baby giraffe named Chad in his honor, was formerly in the Air Force, eventually becoming president of the Ryland Group, one of America’s largest […]