George Lucas Has Now Spent $47 Million on Padaro Lane
Other recent news: Santa Barbara Airport finally got a Gate 3; photos of the Cave Fire burn area; downtown apartment buildings can now be three feet taller; another lawsuit over the city's vacation-rental ban; revised plans for Montecito Street hotel.
The Cabrillo Pavilion Has Been Pushed Back at Least Four Months
Plus: Toro Creek bridge to be closed on weekdays for two weeks; two houses—a Montecito estate and a Mesa oceanfront property—profiled on this site have sold; Caltrans seeks public input on U.S. 101 bike lane in Carpinteria; new Eastside bike lanes are in the works.
Santa Barbara’s Homeless Population Hasn’t Gone Up in Two Years
Other recent local news: A recap of the Storm Impact Consideration Map meeting; new map about post–Cave Fire debris-flow risk; Santa Barbara Zoo's lion Chadwick has died; a boat washed up on East Beach; Hayward Lumber bought Buena Tool; pepper trees.
A 1949 Riviera Villa Ready for a Light Touch
Also newly reduced: "Castle in the Sky" with partially finished wraparound moat/pool; "Japanese farmhouse" where the kitchen is the star; Upper East/Lower Riviera gem with a pretty sunroom; Montecito estate now $5.6 million off the initial asking price.