Category Archives: Santa Barbara

The Lost Treasure of San Roque Canyon (1895)

“There were three Santa Barbara boys who started aviation careers with their kite-flying. They were the Loughead brothers, Victor, Malcolm, and Allan, whose mother, Flora Haines Loughead, was a writer for the Independent, one of Santa Barbara’s three newspapers at … Continue reading

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The Wondrous Orange-Bellied Newt

California orange bellied newt (Taricha torosa). One of the great indicators of seasonal change in the Santa Ynez Range of Santa Barbara is the arrival of orange bellied newts to mountain streams. They don’t always live in water. Newts spend … Continue reading

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Widow’s Tears Falls, Santa Ynez Mountains

“Out around Glen Annie and Cathedral Oaks if you look toward the Front Range after a pretty good rainstorm you can sometimes see a tiny little set of falls that has a vertical drop of circa 100.’ It is set … Continue reading

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Tangerine Falls, Santa Ynez Mountains

Ocean and island views from Tangerine Falls.

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San Ysidro Tank

Total rainfall county-wide for Santa Barbara measures in at 125% of normal so far this season. The San Marcos Pass gauge has recorded more rain during the first half of this season alone than during both the two prior years combined. … Continue reading

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