Santa BarbaraSan·ta Bar·ba·ra
city on the coast of SW Calif.
Origin of Santa BarbaraSpanish Santa Bárbara, Saint Barbara, early Christian martyr
A city of southern California west-northwest of Los Angeles on the Santa Barbara Channel, which separates the Channel Islands from the mainland. The site of an early Spanish presidio (1782) and mission (1786), it grew as a resort and industrial center.x