The Local Real Estate Boom Has One of Its Biggest Weeks Yet
Everything is selling, including a Butterfly Beach party palace for $23 million, a $16 million teardown, the belle of Coast Village, the one with the crenellated tower, Hope Ranch's Grayscale Manor, a French Normandy in the Hedgerow by George Washington Smith.
Mollusk’s New Shop Is Even Cooler Than the First One
Plus: More Mesa fell out of escrow; two more fall shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl; new-ish used record store on State Street; another big UCSB lease downtown; reopening date for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?" 1
More Than 40 Percent of County Adults Are Fully Vaccinated
Other recent news: Santa Barbara loses fight over regulating short-term vacation rentals; more on the state bills that would allow rampant construction of housing; dogs sickened by county mulch; cannabis farm in wine country agrees to odor controls; Meagan Harmon appointed to California Coastal Commission; city grocery workers to receive "hazard pay." 3
Back-to-Back Roundabouts Proposed for Highway 101’s Cabrillo Interchange
The preliminary design for the stretch of Highway 101 between Olive Mill and Salinas Street replaces the left exit at Cabrillo with a right one, and it adds a new roundabout—which could end up making three in a row along Cabrillo Boulevard. 2
Sunburst Wine Bar Has Opened in Carpinteria
More food news: An update from the Blue Owl's new owner, including expanded vegan offerings; Cutler's Artisan Spirits is opening in the old Telegraph Brewing space; why local restaurants are finding it hard to hire staffers; another intriguing coffee option in the Santa Ynez Valley; Casa de Comer, Goleta-based makers of Smokin’ Good Salsa.
Walk-In Covid-19 Vaccinations Are Now Available Around the County
Other recent news: The Santa Barbara Fair & Expo is back on; cormorant nests disturbed by property owner having trees cut down; Mujeres Makers Market is today; local census data is delayed till the fall; a new hair salon has opened on E. Canon Perdido.