January 24, 2020
New Montecito Boutique Opened by Celebrity Entrepreneur and His Wife
More local news: Papyrus is closing all of its stores, including the one at La Cumbre Plaza; a summary of the recent Das Williams/Laura Capps debate; options unveiled for Modoc Road bike path; Montecito's walking-path mapmaker.
January 22, 2020
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Bought Another House
Two houses and a condo, actually. Other recent news: Uber is letting drivers at Santa Barbara Airport set their own fares; indoor-cycling studio at the La Cumbre mall; Southern California Edison accused of dumping debris into Mission Creek; Eastside Library reopens.
January 20, 2020
January 16, 2020
Bristol Farms Construction to Restart After Two-Month Delay
Other local news: Snow forecast for the Grapevine, which could mean traffic here; the stalled state of the Bellosguardo Foundation; burn-area sediment will be dumped at beaches in Goleta and Carp; Montecito resident working on a walking-path map; Westerlay Orchids is expanding. 1
January 15, 2020
Rising Seas Will Mean Bad News for Santa Barbara
Other local news: State laws could allow for taller buildings; how storms might impact neighborhoods below the Cave Fire burn area; two movie theaters get loop technology for the hearing-impaired; shooting ban extended in Los Padres National Forest; the tree of the month.
January 11, 2020
Six More Months of Construction at Paseo Nuevo
Other recent news: The Independent's website will go behind a paywall; the News-Press really, truly hopes to do better; Southern California Gas wants to install new utility poles in Montecito; remember when Das Williams took $60,000 from cannabis growers?
January 7, 2020
Ungrateful Dog Rescued from Douglas Family Preserve Cliff
Other local news: Cool new barber shop on De La Vina; Amazon opens State Street office for 250 Alexa engineers, with plans for 150 more; is Grover Beach becoming "young and hip"?; homeless people would prefer to store their property; public workshop about northern Santa Barbara County coastal trail study.
January 2, 2020
Setback for the Restaurant Opening in the Former Little Door Space
More local news: 4.0 earthquake struck Ventura County this morning; the story behind a documentary about Santa Barbara architect Lutah Maria Riggs; old Carpinteria Chronicle newspaper discovered and digitized; Hollister Ranch beach access.
December 30, 2019
December 26, 2019
The Battle Over Access to Hollister Ranch Beaches
More local news: Photos from the recent drone show in Solvang; New York Times travel columnist visits Santa Barbara, declares it "almost too pleasant"; a good Samaritan left scarves in Chase Palm Park; Goleta massively misbudgets for new sidewalks.