May 30, 2021
May 24, 2021
May 17, 2021
Is Timbers Restaurant in Goleta Really Going to Reopen?
"I believe it's owned by Sandy Boyd, who founded two chain restaurants/cafés in California: Espresso Roma and Fresh Choice. But nothing much seems to have been done with it, at least from what you can see from the highway. Maybe there’s an interesting story here?" —S. Indeed, there is—and a local restaurant has plans to open soon. 1
April 15, 2021
April 5, 2021
February 18, 2021
January 19, 2021
What’s Up With the “No E-Bike” Signs on Local Trails?
"A friend saw these signs today, and they make no sense to us," wrote PJ. "Mountain bikers only use pedal assist while going uphill—going downhill, without pedal assist, they're going at the same speed as a friction bike. (Even with pedal assist, you can't go fast uphill as it’s too steep in Santa Barbara.) Wondering if you know anything...." 2
January 15, 2021
Why Is Franceschi House in a Holding Pattern?
"My fiancée and I think that it would be wonderful to see Franceschi House restored," emailed N., "but it seems that efforts over the last 20 years have been unsuccessful. We'd love to understand in more detail what has caused the house to get stuck."
December 15, 2020
September 14, 2020