October 21, 2020
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Drop $14.2 Million in Montecito
Other recent news: Maria Sharapova spent $8.55 million in Summerland; county supervisors enable officers to fine people gathering against Covid-19 rules; city council approves bike-sharing program; Jeff Bridges announced that he has lymphoma.
October 19, 2020
UCSB Fraternity and Sorority Report Covid-19 Clusters
Other recent news: Halloween store not opening this year; congressional candidates debated; Santa Barbara High School's $39 million stadium is nearly done; Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics on the verge of expansion; Ventura County to vote on cannabis production.
October 16, 2020
Cosmetic Improvements to the State Street Promenade
Other recent news: Santa Barbara school board to adopt hybrid model in January; Sotto Il Monte estate manager Tobias Pohlmeyer; first Independent Redistricting Commission members selected; input for changes to Girsh Park; new branch of Montecito Bank & Trust.
October 13, 2020
Partying in Isla Vista Continues Unabated
Other recent news: Santa Barbara school district mulls return to in-person classes; downtown developer says he'll pull the plug on a project (sparing the Press Room); design changes possible for State Street Promenade; rumored buyer of 237-acre Rancho San Carlos; people are shooting wildlife with pellet guns; Cottage Health is allowing limited hospital visitors again; Eco Friendly Cleaners profile; a big tree on Anapamu fell over; the tree of the month; school-board candidate Jackie Reid.
October 8, 2020
Santa Barbara Weighs More Affordable Housing for New Developments
Other recent news: Congressperson Salud Carbajal contracted Covid-19, likely from a senator who attended the infamous White House event; Cameron Ely's shooting declared a justifiable homicide despite evidence to the contrary; the state has added a "health equity metric" for reopening; virus outbreak at Santa Maria nursing facility; Bacara and the Haskell's Beach homeless problem; Santa Ynez Valley cannabis appeal denied; Milpas geyser; candidate Wendy Sims-Moten.
October 6, 2020
Rob and Sheryl Lowe Sold Their Very Pretty Estate for $45.5 Million
Other recent news: Million-dollar donation promised to San Marcos Foothills Preserve campaign; Patrick Nesbitt's estate, last listed at $65 million, is headed to auction; Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. filed for bankruptcy reorganization.
October 5, 2020
October 1, 2020
Indio Muerto Street Is Finally Being Renamed
Other recent news: Santa Barbara will replace parking kiosk workers with technology; the Apple store has reopened; complaints about the redistricting commission; cannabis grower agrees to work with community group; cannabis storefront applications; actor Ron Ely filed a wrongful-death lawsuit; courthouse arch restoration.
September 29, 2020
September 27, 2020
Red-Tier Reopenings Are Expected to Happen This Tuesday
Other recent news: A rundown of local candidates; rating school-board candidates; new system to protect whales from ships; Board of Supervisors rejects grand jury accusations; resort with five golf courses proposed for Vandenberg Air Force Base; civilians sought for police-review board; opposition to Los Olivos bridge demolition.