A San Francisco Couple Spent $41 Million on Two Montecito Mansions

••• Marc and Elisa Stad of San Francisco recently bought two Montecito mansions, one for $12.2 million and another for $29 million—the latter being the property that was flipped just one month after selling for $27 million. Dirt doesn’t know who sold the Stads the $29 million property and subsequently bought Dennis Miller’s spread on Picacho Lane; they should try asking anyone in Montecito, because it’s not exactly a well-kept secret….

••• Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum: Santa Barbara’s city council “voted 6-1 to require property owners to provide two months worth of relocation assistance and a third month for people with special needs, such as those with disabilities, senior citizens, emancipated minors and lower-income households […] for evictions that occur at no fault of the tenant.” —Noozhawk

••• “The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a ticketing system for Covid-19-related violations of health officer orders. […] Multiple county departments are authorized to issue fines for violating health officer orders: $100 for the first violation, $200 for the second violation, and $500 for each additional violation within one year, according to the ordinance. Enforcement of the ordinance will reportedly be limited to specific county staff positions that already issue citations as part of their job, including sheriff’s department personnel, park rangers, Environmental Health Services staff, Animal Control officers, and Agricultural Commission inspectors.” Wait, did they say Animal Control officers? —Noozhawk

••• There are 42 vacancies on State Street downtown, and some store owners are saying that restaurant seating areas block potential shoppers’ views of their stores. My two cents: Maybe, but retail has been dying for years, and the pandemic is possibly just a coup de grâce. —Independent

••• “In response to Covid-inspired safety considerations, this year’s South Coast emergency winter warming shelter will be provided at the Veterans’ Memorial Building on Cabrillo Boulevard, not the rotating church auditoriums where it’s been done the past 10 years.” —Independent

••• “La Casa de la Raza, one of Santa Barbara’s crown jewels for the Latino community, is now a city landmark.” —Noozhawk