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The Ellwood Queen

We all know Ellwood Cooper left his mark on the Goleta Valley, in a good way. He planted thousands of trees around our area and many of them still exist. But there is one tree that stands above them all, literally. The Ellwood Queen is a prime specimen of a […]

Attack on Ellwood

At 7 PM on Feb. 23, 1942, Goleta residents were settling in to¬†listen to President Franklin Roosevelt’s Fireside Chat on the radio. The Japanese had just attacked Pearl Harbor two and a half¬†months earlier and tensions were high for folks living on the coast. Meanwhile, a 365 foot long Japanese […]

Who’s Ellwood?

Most Goleta folks know of an area called Ellwood. It’s used in conversation and directions, it even shows up on maps, but do you know why is it called that? According to this map, there’s an Ellwood Oil field, an Ellwood Canyon, and Ellwood sits proudly at 86 feet above […]