Tag archives: Manning Park

Trimming Montecito’s Tree
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 12, 2023

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without the trimming of the giant pine tree near the Manning Park tennis courts on San Ysidro Road. It’s a festive tradition that goes back many decades, and we retell it here each year to keep the memory alive.  As the story goes, in the early 1960s, then Montecito […]

Tennis Courts Under Repair 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 30, 2023

A reader recently reported that the tennis courts at Manning Park have been locked by the County, with promise of renovation, which is long overdue. No word yet from the County Parks Department on the scope of the work or the estimated time for completion.  

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   April 9, 2020

To Our Santa Barbara Family, These past several weeks have taught us all so much more than we may have wanted to know. It has scared us, challenged us, made us much more conscious of our presence in each other’s lives and engendered a spirit of common resolve.  At Jeannine’s, we have realized anew, over […]

He Nailed It
By Montecito Journal   |   January 11, 2018

Peter Walker Hunt‘s letter (“Put the Fires Out!” MJ #23/51) brings out the stunning reality of what our communities have just gone through. Current federal policy on wildfire management is choking us in the smoke of burned tax dollars. The devastation and death of wildlife is a by-product of the “goal line” set within a […]