All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Santa Barbara’

Dane Witherspoon, Soap Opera Actor, Dies at Age 56

Santa Barbara actor, and first husband of Robin Wright, Dane Witherspoon passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 56. Born in Texas, Witherspoon was the youngest student ever accepted by the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, California. He received his degree in 1980 and went to Hollywood where he made his debut as Joe Perkins on …

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Gaviota Pier: Damaging Waves Rip into Popular Fishing Dock

A historic pier at Gaviota State Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., collapsed Saturday morning due to damaging waves. Gaviota Beach is popular for camping, hiking, and surfing. However, one feature that attracts visiting tourists and local residents is the windy Gaviota Pier. Spanish soldiers who decided to call it “La Gaviota,” which means seagull, found the pier in 1769. The 529-foot …

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