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Kenny Slaught Believes In Rich History Of Santa Barbara Area

The Spanish Colonial Revival style was started by architect George Washington Smith almost a century ago. Smith dropped off of Harvard to become a bond trader, and later on relocated to Santa Barbara to pursue his hobbies. But, he was amazed at how much the locals liked the house he built and continued to design… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught On Architectural Trends In California

About 100 years ago, architect  George Washington Smith started the Spanish Colonial Revival style in California. Smith was a Harvard student but left to become a businessman. He relocated to Santa Barbara later on in order to retire. However, the house he built received so much acclaim that he went on to design for the city.… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Notes Challenges Facing Global Health

“These grants are meant to spur on new discoveries that could ultimately save millions of lives,” noted Chris Wilson, Global Health Discovery Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “GCE winners are expanding the pipeline of ideas for serious global health and development challenges where creative thinking is most urgently needed.” Kenny Slaught believes… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Supports HSB’s Mentorship For Grieving Youth

When a child experiences the loss of a parent, they often feel that life will never again be the same. They will feel lost and heartbroken. As discussed by Kenny Slaught, “The I Have a Friend mentor program allows these young people to share their feelings with someone who has experienced something very similar.” Each… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Discusses California Architectural Traditions

Kenny Slaught reports on his blog that some of the most famous Santa Barbara architecture features include 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 festivals. The brightly colored tiles making up the County Courthouse are brilliant displays… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Totes Santa Barbara’s Commitment

Kenny Slaught calls the Santa Barbara community’s widespread commitment 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 with the… 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