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The Jake & Jones Men’s Shop Has Soft-Opened

Plus: New salon coming to De La Vina; retro signage is up at the Courtyard by Marriott on State Street; Opera Santa Barbara presents “Tosca”; Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue open house; Ukrainian cultural celebration; “Memories of Mountain Drive” at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Living the Dream

Welcome to the Mediterranean estate at 4520 Via Esperanza located nearby the exclusive Hope Ranch beach. The majestic mansion is perfect for both entertaining and everyday living.

Ariana Grande Sold Her Hedgerow House for a Sweet Profit

Last week’s sales also include an overperforming Hope Ranch fixer; a house near the Thousands Steps Beach stairs; spec renovations in San Roque and Samarkand; the minimalist contemporary on the Westside; and more.

Café Stella Announced a Closing Date

More food news: Lunch—and totchos—at Validation Ale; Fresco Cafe pushed back its opening a few days; Mony’s introduced breakfast burritos; Matty’s Hot Chicken has left the Public Market; another coffee shop stopped charging extra for non-dairy milk; Checo’s taqueria opening soon in Isla Vista.

Where Industry Meets Artistry

A look inside the Goleta headquarters of aluminum fabricator Neal Feay, where the design world makes magic with metal.

Indoor/Outdoor Heaven on the Riviera

Noteworthy new listings also include an exotic flip attempt near the Upper Village; a pair of Padaro Lane houses; brawny Mediterranean in Montecito; a makeover candidate off Picacho Lane; Coast Village California cottage; a mammoth primary bathroom; San Roque renovation; and more.

Where in Santa Barbara…?

Know where this was shot? Prove it in the comments. (Update: We have a winner!)

The Butterfly Lane Pedestrian Tunnel Has Reopened

Plus: Jeff Shelton’s charming “Shop Dog” lamps; painter John Nava at Sullivan Goss; Ojai Studio Artists self-guided tour is coming up; a peek at the El Roblar hotel under construction in Ojai; a mellow way to get out on the water.