May 12, 2020
What Are These Black Beetles That Are Everywhere This Spring?
"I don't remember them from previous years, at least not in these numbers," asks R. "And does nothing eat them? They would seem to be easy prey, since they meander around so slowly and often end up on their backs with their legs wriggling." The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has the answer.
May 4, 2020
April 7, 2020
April 1, 2020
March 26, 2020
March 12, 2020
February 19, 2020
Are People Really Allowed to Set Fires in the Middle of Montecito?
"Recently, there have been a few intentional fires in the middle of Montecito, which surprises me, given the area's vulnerability. And then there's the matter of air quality—the smoke drifts all over and makes breathing difficult." —T.
December 3, 2019
September 11, 2019
Is the Bridge Over San Ysidro Creek Ever Going to Get Repaired?
"Are there any plans to fix the bridge that used to link San Ysidro Lane and E. Mountain Drive, before the debris flow destroyed it?" asks F. "It was a handy way for residents on the E. Mountain side to reach the Ranch for dinner." Here's a report on the project's status.