October 5, 2004 |
NO TROUT FOR ME. NO BASS, NO CATFISH, NO crappie. I stand under cloudy skies on a sleepy weekday, dodging wasps and foraging through the brush at water's edge, chasing something bigger. Something aged, secret and leviathan. Aaron Plunkett is my guide. A 40-year-old musician who lives nearby and visits every week, he stands upslope, hollering directions. Between hollers, he rattles out rhythms on a hand-held percussion instrument made from the ribs of an Irish goat.
March 22, 2001 |
Kid-scaled and eco-friendly, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History brings children closer to California nature, wildlife and history. On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, hundreds of parents and children packed the museum's auditorium as David and Anita Jackson of Paso Robles-based Zoo to You Wildlife Education brought out a Bengal tiger, a pair of monkeys and exotic birds and snakes.
January 25, 2001
* Stage--Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera will open "Triumph of Love" Friday at the Granada Theatre, 1216 State St., Santa Barbara. A seven-member cast is featured in this musical adaptation of Marivaux's 1732 comedy, which explores the lengths to which people will go in the quest for love. Show times: Wednesday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Also: this Wednesday, 3 p.m. $12-$47. 966-2324.
December 28, 1997 |
If Chumash descendant Teresa Raitt had been a bit more experienced researcher, or if curator John Johnson had been a bit less inquisitive, perhaps the sketches never would have been found. But thanks to Raitt's overzealous research at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Johnson's sharp eye, the two of them have unearthed crude sketches of the original floor plan of the historic San Buenaventura Mission--sketches Johnson calls one of a kind.
June 9, 1994 |
Before Bugs Bunny, Roger Rabbit, Harvey, the Playboy Bunny and maybe even the Easter Bunny (nobody knows when the Easter Bunny showed up--I called the library), there was Peter Rabbit. The work of Beatrix Potter, this wascally wabbit's literary mom, is featured in an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History called "The World of Peter Rabbit." The exhibition, which includes a re-creation of Mr.
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March 29, 1994 |
The chicks are back. After being closed for three years, the chick hatchery, one of the most popular exhibits at the California Museum of Science and Industry, has reopened. The hatchery, which had been a part of the museum's educational exhibits since the 1950s, has been redesigned and relocated to the Science South Building. Visitors will be able to watch as chicks break through their shells and begin their development.