August 13, 2020
Odds & Ends
A Final Word on Harry and Meghan’s Montecito Estate
Plus: Degeneres burglary thought to be an inside job; new signage at the rebranded Hyatt Centric on E. Cabrillo; Lotusland's Japanese pavilion is open; a UCSB swimmer's 10-mile ocean swim for Covid-19 relief; the city's draft plan to cope with rising sea levels.
August 11, 2020
August 6, 2020
August 3, 2020
Squatters Lived in a Montecito House for Eight Months
Plus: Free demonstrations at StretchLab opening on Coast Village Road; the chapel bells at the Presidio; the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's "Ask a Curator" tool; map of bike paths now and forthcoming; "State Street Serenade" screening and discussion.
July 31, 2020
Biltmore Employees Are Planning a Protest March
Plus: The route for the Fiesta car parade; Paseo Nuevo seeks pop-ups for empty stores, including the former L'Occitane one; proposed new five-story, 31,000-square-foot building on W. Anapamu; UCLA Health clinic on Coast Village Road; new Shoreline Drive house in the works. 1
July 29, 2020
July 27, 2020
A Bear Visited Lower Montecito Early This Morning
Plus: Short film and discussion about rebuilding trails after the fire and debris flow; apartment complex at Santa Barbara and E. De La Guerra is coming along; Westside Harvest event; big oceanfront parcel west of More Mesa now has a price; what's a FROG?
July 26, 2020
New Home Design Store Opening on State Street
Plus: Gallery coming to Coast Village Road; smart Covid-19 update from Sansum Clinic's CEO; more on Porch's moving sale; traffic breaks on the 101 in Montecito; Hot Springs fixer now available for rent; Ojai house with its own baseball field.
July 23, 2020
Sorrell Design Is Closing Up Shop After 41 Years
Plus: The Miniso store on State Street is closed; Giannetti Home is leaving its pretty downtown location; police detain man who fell asleep in his car while holding a gun; Santa Barbara Historical Museum will reopen as an outdoor museum. 1
July 21, 2020
Hair and Nail Salons Can Reopen Outside
Plus: Porch's moving sale starts Friday; architects seek your input about the future of State Street; photo of the new Cold Spring Bridge; house proposed across from Dorinda Triangle; aerial photo of new Carp 101 interchange; bike/pedestrian path in the works between Buellton and Solvang.