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Rexall Goleta

This classic photograph of Old Town Goleta in the 1950s has been making the rounds on social media for a while now. There are several cool things about it, like the angled parking, the classic cars, the streetlight dangling above Hollister, the yellow pedestrian crossing sign in the middle of […]

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 […]