July 5, 2021
Odds & Ends
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
June 15, 2021
First Look Inside the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern
Plus: Trevor Noah, Haim, and Van Morrison at the Santa Barbara Bowl; dates announced for next year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Pu'u Muay Thai martial arts school has moved; fossilized leaves in the sidewalk; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?"
June 11, 2021
The Marshalls Building Is on the Market Again
Plus: Rosewood Miramar Beach's fashion promotion; Toad the Wet Sprocket and Judy Collins at the Lobero Theatre; Chelsea Handler at the Santa Barbara Bowl; revised design for the airport addition; Park Lane lot division; Shopkeepers hosts Shand this Saturday; Gaviota rest areas closed in both directions till February. 1
June 8, 2021
Alaska Airlines to Start Nonstop Service to San Diego
Plus: A new company that designs home gyms; photography book by Santa Barbara County Fire Department's Mike Eliason; One Plant cannabis shop has opened in Goleta; the price revealed of Adam Levine's flip; cute bobcat video; an aggressive legal maneuver by the county's Planning and Development department. 1
June 4, 2021
June 1, 2021
The San Marcos Foothills Fundraising Drive Got an Extension
Plus: Orangetheory's Santa Barbara studio is finally about to open; Channel Islands National Park seeks public comment on a new campground; revised design for the big apartment complex on Milpas Street; pop-up shop selling local goods coming to State Street; "Where in Santa Barbara...?" answer; anyone know an irrigation specialist?