Waterfront Director Retiring

After 37 years of public service, the City of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Director John Bridley announced that he will retire from his position on July 1st, coinciding with his 30 year anniversary with the City. Mr. Bridley joined the City of Santa Barbara in 1981 as the Housing and Redevelopment Director. In this position, he … Read more

Easter Weekend

Tomorrow is Easter. Hope everyone has a nice weekend with friends and family. [flickr id=”4412682442″ thumbnail=”medium” align=”left”] Be safe out there.

Sailing Season

Spring is a good time for sailing…[flickr id=”5641792259″ thumbnail=”medium” align=”none”] Enjoy the season…


Not much to report this morning…. I need to do something about luffing sails.


Here’s a little trivia: A scuttlebutt is a cask that holds drinking water on a ship…. I’m sure you can guess how it became associated with gossip.


Cat lovers, spread the word. If you’re in the Santa Barbara area, C.A.R.E.4PAWS & ASAP have launched a Spring Spatathon for Cats. This is taking place April 10 – May 31. With the goal of preventing hundreds of unwanted kittens ending up in local shelters this spring C.A.R.E.4PAWS & ASAP join forces to help low-income … Read more

Cruise Ship Visit

Yesterday, the City of Santa Barbara welcomed Captain Egil Giske and passengers of Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony as the cruise ship made her inaugural visit. The ship, considered one of the most spacious and luxurious cruise ships at sea today. Crystal Symphony is approximately 238 meters long and weighs 51,044 tons. She can carry 940 … Read more