You’re Going to Need a Closetful of Caftans
Noteworthy new listings also include East Coast style on Eucalyptus Hill; oceanfront fixer/teardown on Summerland's Finney Street; a mystery on Miramar Beach; family-friendly in suburban Montecito; Riven Rock Road contemporary; another Hope Ranch fixer; and many more.
Shake-Up of Funk Zone Tasting Rooms
More food news: Montecito Wine Bistro has closed for a revamp; enthusiastic recommendation for Ruff House Barbecue's pop-ups; Priedite Barbecue is going to take preorders on certain weekends; Courthouse Tavern to soft-open soon; Riviera Bar appears to be getting closer.
Paso Robles Light Show Is Morphing Into an “Outdoor Museum”
Other recent news: Santa Barbara's transportation guru claims his religious activities have been held against him; researchers are looking into why California bluffs collapse; electric-vehicle charging lot proposed for Chapala and Cabrillo; members appointed to the State Street commission; East Beach Inn wants a variance; mountain lion spotted in Samarkand.
A Settlement in the Matter of the Derelict Summerland House
Plus: You can finally see the results of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's six-year renovation; in June, Santa Barbara hotel rooms were 20% more expensive than in 2019; an update on the revamping of Dwight Murphy Field; Paul Thorn and Will Breman at the Lobero; in search of black-and-white photography. 2
Attractive Revamp of a Downtown Commercial Space
Plus: The parking situation on Riven Rock Road; Ridge Trail improvements; the county is seeking poll workers for the gubernatorial recall election; "dwelling units for artists in residence" proposed for Clay Studio; new fire restrictions in Los Padres National Forest; Midland School expansion; a visit to Star Rug Cleaners.
Santa Barbara’s City Administrator Is Stepping Down
Other recent news: Los Angeles County now requires masks indoors; the University of California system will insist students and staff get vaccinated; new recycling plant; the push for more large-scale solar; an increase in stingray stings; more thefts of catalytic converters; monarch butterflies skipping this area. 1