August 11, 2021
Odds & Ends
August 9, 2021
Signs of Life at State Street’s Toy Train Museum
Plus: A new home for the Vintage Fox antiques store; the latest on Ortega Park's murals; another push for landmark designation for the Bungalow Haven neighborhood; a neat new residence proposed for downtown; the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments seeks committee members. 1
August 4, 2021
Most of the Nordstrom Building Will Be Converted to Offices
Plus: Bikini shop opening on State Street; Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams to play the Bowl; MayBerry apparel said to be opening a store here; Sonos should sponsor the Plaza Del Mar Park band shell renovation; a mini-review of the White Water hotel in Cambria; last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?" answer.
August 1, 2021
This Year’s Fiesta Mercado Has Been Canceled
Plus: Prominent beachfront house for rent for $150,000 per month; Mujeres Makers Market will be at the Casa de la Guerra courtyard; introducing Galavant, which organizes concerts around town; a Santa Ynez Valley ranch with a rad name; two more Santa Barbara Bowl shows; last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?" answer.
July 26, 2021
Santa Barbara Hives’s New Shop Is a Keeper
Plus: A visit to the cool Neal Feay aluminum fabricator; the Presidio state park has reopened with improvements; new needlepoint shop in Montecito; southbound 101 onramp in Summerland is slated to be completed by November 1; a real steal in Ojai; jewelry pop-up at the Montecito Country Mart; slow news day at the News-Press.
July 21, 2021
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. 4
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