The tenth installment of my historical santa barbara blog series is on a place that I am going to over the summer, Santa Barbara city college.
Lets start with the basics, shall we? Santa Barbara city college is a national ranking community college, located on the Mesa. So now that you know the basics, let’s go into the history of SBCC. Santa Barbara city college was established by the Santa Barbara high school district in 1909 and was originally called Santa Barbara junior college (making it one of the oldest community colleges in California), but it was discontinued shortly after World War I. But in 1959 it was re-established and was finally called “Santa Barbara city college “. Later that year the institute was moved to it current location with a beautiful ocean side view and a 74 acre plot.
This historical community college has had some well known people go through the program such as Eion Bailey a American actor, Jesse Orosco a major league baseball record-holder for career pitching appearances, Mark Andrew Smith a graphic novelist, Delwyn Young a baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, James Kiffe a professional soccer player, Randolph Mantooth an American actor, writer, and producer, David Crosby an American folk rock musician, Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and minister of presidential affairs, Douglas H. Evans an American author and fire protection engineer, and last but definitely not least, Katy Perry an American singer and songwriter.
The address of Santa Barbara City College is 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, you should go check this historical place in Santa Barbara out, see you out there america. 😉