May 16, 2022
Odds & Ends
The CircaTerra Travel Store Is Closing at the End of June
Plus: One of the Sheffield Drive onramps is expected to reopen a month early; local interior designer John De Bastiani's new collection of outdoor fabric; a visit to StretchLab in Montecito; striking contemporary house proposed for Cliff Drive.
May 12, 2022
The Push to Turn Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Into a “Clean Tech Innovation Park”
Plus: Santa Ynez Valley to host its first gay pride weekend; Toro Canyon house gets a $7 million price cut; Death Cab for Cutie and Yo La Tengo at the Bowl; author Geoff Dyer to speak at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the 11th-annual Harbor Nautical Swap Meet is coming up; some thoughts on a new-ish Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco. 8
May 9, 2022
34-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for E. Canon Perdido Street
Plus: A visit to the new Indian Pink boutique; Faitell Attractions consignment shop is leaving State Street; 12.3 acres going up for auction; show of antique hummingbird lithographs; bird-related activities at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden; new apartments on Santa Barbara Street.
May 4, 2022
The Big Yellow House Has a New Tenant
Plus: The Beads shop is closing after 38 years; the Santa Barbara Antique Show is coming up; Pacaso's Riviera house sold out; another Jeff Bezos rumor; UCLA Health to open a 21,900-square-foot office downtown; Rüfüs Du Sol and the mariachi festival at the Bowl. 1
May 1, 2022
How Much Would You Pay for a Parking Space Downtown?
Plus: Loma Alta Drive reopening date; Jake & Jones's big market this Saturday; interior photos of oceanfront 603 Sand Point Road; county to install flashing-light crosswalks in Montecito, Mission Canyon, and Goleta; 1900 house slated for demolition; update on Santa Barbara Junior High's wooden flagpole.
April 27, 2022
April 25, 2022
Makeover Proposed for the Former Nordstrom Building
Plus: Hotel coming to the vacant lot next to Santa Cruz Market; hotel rates are now 50 percent higher than three years ago; Pacaso opposition on the Riviera; the old Victor the Florist storefront is for lease; Kismet's annex is open in Montecito's Upper Village; discounted membership for the forthcoming CycleBar. 5
April 22, 2022
A Spinning Studio Is Opening at Paseo Nuevo
Plus: Cat Power is playing the Lobero; the latest Jeff Bezos rumor; a new mobile dance class in Santa Barbara; Letter Perfect found its next home (and a new name); where Home Crush is opening in Summerland; "The Little Book of Montecito Writers." 1
April 19, 2022
Flagship Jewelry Shop Opening on State Street
Plus: The latest De La Guerra Plaza makeover plans (and the city is standing firm about no lawn); Home Crush to join the lineup of Summerland home stores; celebrating the Great American Songbook at the Lobero; a new Napa Valley hotel from Auberge Resorts; update on the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project; what's showing at Maune Contemporary and Marcia Burtt Gallery.
April 14, 2022
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Are Said to Have Bought in the Hedgerow
Plus: The effort to improve Coast Village Road moved to the next step; Cottage Health opened a new urgent-care facility in Santa Barbara; three new concerts announced at the Santa Barbara Bowl; a naughty maid; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?"