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Julia Child Remembered on 100th Birthday

Julia Child was born on this day in 1912, and although she passed in 2004 just two days shy of her 92nd birthday, her legacy lives, especially in her adopted home town of Santa Barbara. Child understood the importance of Keeping Santa Barbara Santa Barbara

“Santa Barbara is one of the few places in California that has been able to keep itself clean and stable. Monte Carlo, Cannes, and Nice, France are terribly overbuilt now. They have torn down many of the wonderful old buildings and put in high rises. Semper vigilante–you have to be every watchful.”

–Julia Child, 1982