Tag archives: Trust for Historic Preservation

In Makela We Trust
By Richard Mineards   |   April 5, 2022

Craig Makela has become Lifetime Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, its highest honor. Makela, an eighth-generation local resident who descends from Presidio solider Luis Quintero, is known locally as the founder of the Santa Barbara Olive Company. He sold the business a few years ago and soon started a new venture, […]

SB Trust for Historic Preservation
By Lynda Millner   |   February 1, 2021

This was the 55th annual meeting for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) held in the Presidio Chapel. Board president Terease Chin called the meeting to order and said, “Let us have a moment of silence for the devastation we have all just been through.” As we all know, it’s hard to even […]

Talking Tapas
By Lynda Millner   |   November 26, 2020

The first time I ever heard of tapas was when my Navy pilot husband, Cork, our two young children Kim and Dane, and I moved to Spain in 1969. The kids went to school on the Rota Navy Base but we lived on the economy. When Friday night came we didn’t go to McDonald’s (there […]

Santa Barbara’s State Park, Located Downtown
By Lynda Millner   |   September 24, 2020

When I think of a state park I think of mountains and trees, not downtown Santa Barbara. Wrong! We have one in the middle of town. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park sits between Anacapa and Garden streets on East Canon Perdido Street. The main part of the site is across the street […]

Awards at the Presidio Chapel
By Richard Mineards   |   February 14, 2019

Community awards were the highlight of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation’s 56th annual meeting in the Presidio Chapel. The Sue Higman Volunteer of the Year award went to Kyle Slattery, with the Life Honorary Director Award to John Poucher, the Pearl Chase Historic Preservation and Conservation Award received by Judith Dodge Orias, and […]

A Night of Stars
By Lynda Millner   |   November 30, 2017

Una Noche de Estrellas (A Night of Stars) was the benefit theme for the Santa Barbara Trust For Historic Preservation’s (SBTHP) soirée at Casa de la Guerra. It was an evening of all things Spanish and where I lived for seven years. One must always start with food, and there were tapas including my favorite, […]