A nickname given to Santa Barbara because of its climate's resemblance to the Riviera's wonderful Mediterranean climate.
Dustin Hoffman (as Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy) yells this at a car driver who almost runs him over in a crosswalk. Use whenever cars, cabs, bikes, or others almost do the same to you as you cross a street.
Citywide catastrophe rumored to have been started by the "O'Leary cow." As legend goes, the O'Leary cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary farm which started to spread throughout the city. Every building in the city, which was made out of wood then, was either damaged or destroyed with the exception of the Water Tower which stands to this day.
1. You may hear the locals refer to the Clinton Presidential Library this way. It does sort of resemble one.
2. I prefer "The Glass Doublewide."
It is a beautiful building though...
1. A day shift manager at a grocery store who has hilarious encounters with employees and customers. Poor Chad Vader, younger brother to Darth Vader, just doesn't relate to people.
2. Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy Street Co-op. Chad Vader is younger brother to Darth Vader and works ineffectively as a day shift manager. The first episode was popularized through different social networking sites and has bee seen nearly 8 million times on Youtube.