Monthly Archives: August 2014

Il Palazzo di Giustizia

My husband, Bill, is a tour docent at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, a stunning architectural building in the heart of our city.  It is one of the top tourist destinations here, probably after the beaches and the Mission.  In fact … Continue reading

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La Storia di Santa Barbara

Fiesta in Santa Barbara, which celebrates Old Spanish Days in this city every August, motivates me to talk about Saint Barbara, whose name has graced the city, the county, the channel, the coastal island, the Presidio, and the Mission for … Continue reading

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Meet Giuseppe

Giuseppe Crisà is a good friend and neighbor, a great pizzaiolo, and perhaps the best pizza oven maker in the world…or certainly in the United States.  He immigrated to Santa Barbara from Sicily in 2006, not speaking a word of … Continue reading

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Meet Paolo

Paolo Gardinali is a very interesting person who lives here in Santa Barbara.  He is both technical and artistic–left- and right-brained!  He helps the Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Santa Barbara, and me with our blogs, he is interested in the … Continue reading

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