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Kenny Slaught On The Philanthropy Of Santa Barbara

Kenny Slaught elaborates that Santa Barbara’s absolute community-centered approach is a result of the pledge to charity by the city’s civic bureaucrats, businesspersons and people. The city’s ongoing tradition of nonprofit activity and comprehensive giving is realized through many charities, volunteer groups and community undertakings, and goes back to the year 1928 with the commencement… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught – Supports Reliance On Hoover Dam For Water, Power

Within, the engines room is complete with 17 generators that produce all of the energy. 16 of them are large generators while two smaller ones operate as one single generator. These two are used to provide hydroelectric energy to surrounding areas. Kenny Slaught notes that energy generated by the dam is allocated across 15 areas.… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught On Southern California’s Ongoing Dependence On Hoover Dam

The ground-breaking dam built during the American Great Depression period was erected between 1931 and 1936, costing Americans $49 million dollars. The dam was originally named Boulder Dam, but became Hoover Dam in honor of then-President Herbert Hoover, who had made significant contributions to the completion of this prodigious project. It is 221 meters in… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught On The Colonial Accents In Santa Barbara’s Architecture

Central Santa Barbara offers an opportunity for inquisitive minds to value how the architecture at that time was introduced. The design of buildings, and details signifying the relation each building had with the historical aesthetics of that era is also useful when examining the Hispanic architecture. For example, a roof design has a colonial design… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught On Important Buildings In Santa Barbara’s Old City

The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture was the country’s architectural movement developed in the early 20th century. Spanish Colonial architecture was found in some cities that were first Spanish colonies and then they became American cities. A lot of this architectural style can be found in California. When an earthquake that occurred in 1925, Santa Barbara… 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 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

Kenny Slaught Furthers Advocacy For Hopice Of Santa Barbara

California’s long-time property expert and community-based investor, Kenny Slaught – executive of Investec Real Estate Companies – continues to demonstrate outstanding support and dedication to those who experienced hardship in life. Following his life philosophy as a visionary philanthropist, he advocates for the Hospice of Santa Barbara and one of their programs, Parenting After Loss.… Continue Reading