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December 29, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each year, hundreds of filmmakers, historians, authors and scholars--virtually anyone doing serious research on what California was like before it became a state--wind up at the Santa Barbara Mission. They come from all over America and beyond to pore through archives that contain the records of the 21 California missions and the official communications of the Spaniards and Mexicans who administered California until statehood in 1850.
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April 28, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
Here are three tweets I would have sent from my recent stay at Santa Barbara's just-reopened El Encanto hotel if I hadn't been busy behaving like royalty and pretending the Internet didn't exist: - Arriving Encanto. Tab for a 375-sf room w/fireplace and regal bathroom: $575 for 1 night, $35 for pkng, plus tax. Hey, what's with extra stairs? - Sunset on terrace. Ordering abalone. Below: lush grounds, distant sea, SB's red roofs. We're 200 ft above normal life. - Waiting for dinner.
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May 26, 1994 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Artist Phil Roberts draws the faces of celebrities on the posters he designs for the movie industry, but this weekend he'll be down on his hands and knees re-creating the work of Michelangelo--in chalk. Roberts will be among hundreds of artists scrunched down on the pavement outside the Santa Barbara Mission for the three-day "I Madonnari" Italian street painting festival. This is a chance to see art in the making.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2009 | Bettina Boxall and Catherine Saillant
Everyone in Mission Canyon knew these days of flame and smoke would come. It was just a matter of when and how bad it would get. They had staged evacuation drills, set up phone trees and put herds of brush-munching goats to work. They had cut down clusters of eucalyptus and bought metal shutters to protect against flying embers. By Thursday, the Jesusita fire had scorched the canyon's green umbrella and destroyed dozens of homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1987
Father Francis Guest of the Santa Barbara Mission (Letters, Jan. 2) chides The Times for failing to point out that Father Junipero Serra "exercised inquisitorial jurisdiction only over non-Indians." Father Guest does not point out that non-Indians includes Jews. And for this Father Serra may become a saint! DENNIS GORDON Laguna Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1998 | TROY HEIE
Cal Lutheran's radio station, KCLU-FM, will begin beaming today to new listeners in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta, station officials said. A new $15,000 repeater antenna on Gibraltar Peak, above the Santa Barbara Mission, was underwritten by donations from Patagonia in Ventura, Robinsons-May of Southern California and Thousand Oaks' PTS Furniture, said Mary Olson, KCLU general manager.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1999
What's happening the next few weeks: * The 13th annual I Madonnari--the Italian street painting festival--runs Saturday through Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The plaza of the Santa Barbara Mission will be transformed by artists using color chalk to "paint" 150 sections of pavement. At the corner of Los Olivos and Laguna streets. Free. (805) 569-3873.
MAGAZINE
April 26, 1987 | Joyce Miller \f7
CENTURIES AGO, ITALIAN street painters were vagabonds, minstrels of the visual arts. They arrived in villages, painted or drew scenes in public squares, then vanished. Sometimes their artwork didn't stay around much longer, especially if rains came. Today, one of the foremost practitioners of the European art of street-painting is a Southern Californian--Kurt Wenner, who drew "Dies Irae," pictured here, on a corner in Geneva, Switzerland, last summer.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You don't have to go far to see a wildflower these days. It's the season of the brilliant orange California poppy and a flurry of other colorful wildflowers now in bloom. If you want a real dose of Eschscholzia californica , the high-brow name for the poppies, and some of the other wild bloomers, come to the Wildflower Festival at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on Saturday. During the festival, which runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
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December 13, 1985 | WILLIAM S. MURPHY, Murphy is a Times photographer. and
A formal ceremony Thursday marked the completion of restoration work on the chapel that once was a part of Santa Barbara's original Spanish presidio, and was first dedicated Dec. 12, 1797. It was another step in a long-range program to rebuild the entire presidio as it was after the founding of Santa Barbara on April 12, 1782. At that time, the Spanish governor, Felipe de Neve, accompanied by Father Junipero Serra and a company of soldiers, established the colony. Lt.
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September 8, 2004 | William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer
A Catholic friar who fled molestation charges in Canada and found refuge at the Santa Barbara Mission was moved Tuesday to a rural church facility in Missouri, his superior said. Father Alberic Smith, the superior at the Franciscan mission, said Brother Gerald Chumik, 69, was transferred because of pressure from victims' groups and others that began in July, when the public learned that the friar was wanted in Canada for allegedly molesting a boy three decades ago.
NEWS
August 2, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For half a century, since they arrived at the Monastery of the Poor Clares as naive young women, the two nuns have lived sheltered lives as part of the Catholic Church's most austere order--cloistered inside a walled compound near the old Santa Barbara Mission. Like the 13 other nuns with whom they share their days, Sister Mary Grace and Mother Mary Clare go barefoot and seldom speak, instead spending seven hours a day in meditation--awakened in their spartan cells even at midnight and 4 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1999
What's happening the next few weeks: * The 13th annual I Madonnari--the Italian street painting festival--runs Saturday through Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The plaza of the Santa Barbara Mission will be transformed by artists using color chalk to "paint" 150 sections of pavement. At the corner of Los Olivos and Laguna streets. Free. (805) 569-3873.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1998 | TROY HEIE
Cal Lutheran's radio station, KCLU-FM, will begin beaming today to new listeners in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta, station officials said. A new $15,000 repeater antenna on Gibraltar Peak, above the Santa Barbara Mission, was underwritten by donations from Patagonia in Ventura, Robinsons-May of Southern California and Thousand Oaks' PTS Furniture, said Mary Olson, KCLU general manager.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the late 19th century, the world according to artist Henry Chapman Ford was a beautiful and relatively unspoiled place, and it centered around his adopted hometown of Santa Barbara. Like many white settlers of the last century, Ford left Chicago, where he had based a successful career as a landscape painter, and came West for health reasons. What he found on this western fringe was a landscape more enchanting than it would ever be again, as westward migration brought increasing development.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1996 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A big, eye-friendly show like "A Painter's Paradise: Artists and the California Landscape," now at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, clearly aims to please, and it does. It's a perfect holiday art event, with no difficult aesthetic ideology to decipher, no controversy to dodge. All ages and sensibilities are invited to the party. It's a party with all the trimmings.
NEWS
May 27, 1993 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A monkey seemingly pulls itself up through a small fissure in the sidewalk. A few lizards scamper perpetually round and round, at times diving beneath the surface. Nearby, a sophisticated-looking woman is at the wheel of a blue automobile. These are but a few eye-titillating scenes from past Santa Barbara Street Painting Festivals. The seventh annual I Madonnari will be held this weekend at the Santa Barbara Mission.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hum's the word. Or at least it's the sound--for a portion of Saturday's Day of Music in Santa Barbara sponsored by the Society of Jazz and World Music. The hum comes courtesy of Los Angeles performance artist Bonnie Barnett. Barnett is one of 30 acts making up the daylong music festival. While other groups will be focusing on jazz piano, Middle Eastern music, the accordion or the panpipes, Barnett specializes in the hum. A mass hum. She'll be taking over the Presidio Chapel from 3 to 4 p.m.
NEWS
May 25, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Today is the birth date of tap-dancing legend Bill (Bojangles) Robinson. That means it is also National Tap Dance Day, an occasion marked by the sound of heels clicking all across the country. In Santa Barbara, dancers will gather at UC Santa Barbara's Campbell Hall for a performance of tap in a variety of forms, including swing, the Charleston tap and electronic tap. Among the groups performing will be the Pure Joy Moving Company of Ventura and the Next Step of Thousand Oaks.
NEWS
May 26, 1994 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Artist Phil Roberts draws the faces of celebrities on the posters he designs for the movie industry, but this weekend he'll be down on his hands and knees re-creating the work of Michelangelo--in chalk. Roberts will be among hundreds of artists scrunched down on the pavement outside the Santa Barbara Mission for the three-day "I Madonnari" Italian street painting festival. This is a chance to see art in the making.
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