July 21, 2021
Odds & Ends
A Settlement in the Matter of the Derelict Summerland House
Plus: You can finally see the results of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's six-year renovation; in June, Santa Barbara hotel rooms were 20% more expensive than in 2019; an update on the revamping of Dwight Murphy Field; Paul Thorn and Will Breman at the Lobero; in search of black-and-white photography. 2
July 20, 2021
Attractive Revamp of a Downtown Commercial Space
Plus: The parking situation on Riven Rock Road; Ridge Trail improvements; the county is seeking poll workers for the gubernatorial recall election; "dwelling units for artists in residence" proposed for Clay Studio; new fire restrictions in Los Padres National Forest; Midland School expansion; a visit to Star Rug Cleaners.
July 15, 2021
Pepper Hill’s Underground Lair Is Getting Landscaped
Plus: Initial steps toward redoing the West Beach wading pool; new tenant for the other half of the Greyhound bus station; Khruangbin at the Santa Barbara Bowl; watercolors at Thomas Reynolds Gallery; survey regarding fitness equipment at Dwight Murphy Field; New York City gallery popping up in the Funk Zone. 1
July 13, 2021
Buyer of Half-Built Estate to Tear It Down and Start Over
Plus: The return of the Hope Ranch "volcano"; the Santa Barbara Zoo's rare Amur leopard is pregnant; bear spotted on the Lower Riviera; northbound 101 onramp at Casitas Pass slated to reopen; Robert Cray Band to play the Lobero; an amusing sign at Evan's Relaxing Station; the 1860 adobe embedded off E. Figueroa.
July 8, 2021
July 5, 2021
New Apartment Complex Proposed for the Former Volkswagen Dealership Downtown
Plus: San Ysidro Ranch has added a miniature golf course; cool house overlooking Hendry's Beach likely to be torn down; site visit to see the Montecito Club's violations firsthand; clarification about what sold at 101 Mesa Lane; Jan and Dean are playing the Lobero. 1
July 1, 2021
Montecito Mercantile Opens This Friday
Plus: An architectural model of the massive underground house being built in Pepper Hill; an ideal amenity for avid golfers; the state of Montecito's water agreement with Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Airbus is once again offering L.A. day trips; a visit to exquisite Hollister Ranch.
June 27, 2021
A Snazzy Upgrade in Downtown Carpinteria
Plus: The Montecito Club is getting a 1,100-square-foot "golf simulator facility"; $2 million price chop for a Shepard Mesa estate; 48-unit low-income housing proposed for N. La Cumbre Road; nine-unit complex proposed for S. Voluntario Street; new bus terminal in Goleta.
June 23, 2021
A Bunch of New Shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Plus: Checking in on the construction of Ty Warner's botanical garden; a visit to OstrichLand USA; sweet shirt design from the Boom Boom Bike Room; Santa Barbara County Farm Day is in September; two jazz concerts at the Lobero Theatre; download your official vaccination record; Sullivan Goss goes "Organic." 8
June 20, 2021