Another Santa Barbara Hotel Is for Sale

••• Sullivan Goss‘s annual 100 Grand show, with “100 works of art under $1000,” opens today at 9 a.m.: “Everything will go live on the website at the same time that the doors open. Those who wish to inspect the work in person will be let in on that Monday at 9 a.m. sharp. Crowd limits may apply. […] Last year, the gallery was astonished to see that almost 50% of the exhibition sold on the first day.” One of the participating artists is Chris Peters, whose “Early Sunday Morning” painting is above (and probably not in the show).

••• Press release from a new local company: “CheepCheep Cannabis is now offering a free beta exclusively in Santa Barbara for three weeks. The goal of the new web application enables cannabis shoppers to find the best prices based on their geolocation at retail stores. Founded by three locals—Sam Carey, Mat Ivinson, and Jared Seeders—the team is looking for feedback on how they can make CheepCheep Cannabis even better to help consumers buy more of what they love. The platform is currently only available in Santa Barbara, as they wanted to start small and in their home town. […] Those 21+ years of age can request access at using the secret code THISTHINGCHEEPS to start finding the best cannabis deals immediately.”

••• The Santa Barbara Harbor Parade of Lights is December 11: “The Human-Powered category competition will be held during daylight at 4 p.m. Dozens of standup paddlers and kayakers dressed in festive attire will loop the harbor and Stearns Wharf spreading cheer for all to hear. At 5 p.m. a tree lighting ceremony, complete with holiday tunes sung by the Dos Pueblos Jazz Choir, will be held on Stearns Wharf next to the Sea Center. Then, at 5:30 p.m., around 30 illuminated watercraft will light up the night as they make their way from Leadbetter Beach down the coast to the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, then back along the coast to Stearns Wharf. The parade will be capped off by a brief fireworks show. Best viewing locations for the boat parade and fireworks include Stearns Wharf, the breakwater, West Beach, and East Beach.”

••• The eight-room De La Vina Inn at 1323 De La Vina (Sola/Victoria) is on the market for $6.5 million. The current owner paid $2.55 million in 2018.

••• A new community arts collective is opening in Ventura. From the press release:

Native Santa Barbara resident Ben Pecorari invites the Santa Barbara and Ventura communities to a Grand Opening celebration of his new art gallery and community event space, WANTS / NEEDS Community Arts Collective on December 3rd and 4th […] at 208 E. Main Street in Ventura. Pecorari’s goal for WANTS / NEEDS is to bring together art and artists from across creative fields and mediums to collaborate and draw inspiration from one another, while also providing a space for artists to showcase their work and allow the community the opportunity to experience this work. WANTS / NEEDS Community Arts Collective will function as an art gallery; vintage and curated store; pop-up events, live music and entertainment space; as well as a place for spiritual practice.

••• From M. and C.: “We are avid pétanque players and want to play in Santa Barbara when we visit our son there. We can’t seem to find any information about pétanque, but we think there was a club once.” Anyone know?

••• An agent involved in the transaction of 501 Garden Street (at Haley) sent out an email saying that “This fantastic, downtown corner of Haley/Garden will be the site of a residential development.” And that’s all we know at this point.


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I wish we could stop already with the fireworks for the sake of veterans and animals.