Tag archives: Chinatown

Potter Tales: Genesis
By Hattie Beresford   |   May 21, 2020

When Jose Lobero expanded the old adobe Sebastopol schoolhouse and created his Opera House between 1871 and 1873, Chinatown was already established on the first block of East Canon Perdido street. At that time, the street was nothing more than a narrow dirt track and an article from November 1873 stated, “This narrow and disagreeable […]

Remembering Robert
By Richard Mineards   |   November 7, 2019

On a personal note, I remember the legendary Hollywood icon Robert Evans, who produced The Godfather and Chinatown. Bob, who died at his magnificent Beverly Hills mansion aged 89, was also thrown into the spotlight when his fifth wife Love Story actress Ali MacGraw left him for actor Steve McQueen. He was also married to […]

Ghosts in Santa Barbara
By Lynda Millner   |   October 31, 2019

According to Professor Julie Ann Brown, Santa Barbara is the City of Friendly Ghosts. She takes people on walking tours (at night, of course). She’ll share with you, “Ghost stories that range from love stories to murders.” I invited five friends and we were told to meet on the Post Office steps. Down the street […]