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Kenny Slaught Believes In Rich History Of Santa Barbara Area

Famous architect George Washington Smith is the man behind the California movement known as the Spanish Colonial revival nearly 100 years ago. Smith left Harvard to eventually work as a bond trader, and once he became a wealthy businessman, he moved to Santa Barbara area anticipating a relaxing lifestyle pursuing on his painting interests. However,… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Totes Santa Barbara’s Commitment To Philanthropy

Kenny Slaught calls the Santa Barbara community’s widespread commitment to philanthropy a major pillar in its success. The county’s civic leaders, business professionals, and residents have upheld the city’s deep tradition of nonprofit activity and generous giving, with numerous charities, volunteer organizations and community initiatives, and carrying on the tradition that dates back to 1928… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught On Low Rates Inside California’s Hot Market

Because of a white-hot housing market, today’s West Coast buyers learn that they must pay excessively high prices for older, less luxurious homes. Kenny Slaught notes that home values have been steadily rising since 2008, and the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index reveals that Los Angeles home prices reached their highest point during… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught – California Architectural Traditions Stand Tall

Kenny Slaught writes on his blog that some of the most famous Santa Barbara architecture features are the centuries-old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in historic downtown along with the two pink towers of the Old Mission, hosting today retreats and events. The brightly colored tiles of the County Courthouse are brilliant displays of… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Notes California’s Natural Charm

The city’s natural charm was intentional and back in 1925, city planners enacted development controls to prevent demotion of Spanish Colonial architecture. The region was the first in the nation to proactively think about the importance of historic structures. Controls came in to place and guidelines were designed to keep unique structures and parks. In… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Proud Of Rich History Of Santa Barbara

Famous architect George Washington Smith is behind the California movement known as the Spanish Colonial revival, beginning nearly 100 years ago. Smith left Harvard to work as a bond trader, and once he became a wealthy businessman, he moved to Santa Barbara area anticipating a relaxing lifestyle of painting. However, he was taken by surprise… Continue Reading