May 27, 2021
Odds & Ends
Progress on the Red Shoe Mystery
Plus: Santa Barbara's EF Education First seeks people to host international students for a few weeks this summer; Roger Daltrey is playing the Bowl; Robin Gowen paintings at Sullivan Goss; new resource centers for pet owners who could use assistance; Los Padres National Forest fire restrictions. 3
May 23, 2021
How the Hilltop Barons Made Santa Barbara What It Is Today
Plus: A new slate of shows at the Lobero Theatre; My Morning Jacket to play the Bowl; SeaVees footwear sale; another look at the "Balinese farmhouse" currently on the market; what the Montecito Water District's radio collector devices will look like; ticks spotted on front-country trails; progress on a bike trail through Carpinteria.
May 16, 2021
Shop for Tweens Opening in Montecito’s Upper Village
Plus: California is once again allowing open houses; East Camino Cielo has reopened; Phish is playing the Santa Barbara Bowl; two interesting developments in Los Alamos, including a three-room motel comprising three historic structures relocated to the site; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?" 1
May 11, 2021
A Visit to the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary
Plus: Covet is now open at the Montecito Country Mart; video of a bear's recent visit to a Montecito house; a beef with the Santa Barbara Bowl's ticketing platform; comedian Sebastian Maniscalco to perform here; a warning about oleander and eucalyptus.
May 7, 2021
Mollusk’s New Shop Is Even Cooler Than the First One
Plus: More Mesa fell out of escrow; two more fall shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl; new-ish used record store on State Street; another big UCSB lease downtown; reopening date for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?" 1
May 3, 2021
April 28, 2021
Big Estate Sale in Hope Ranch Starts Tomorrow
Plus: An update on the former Mackenzie Market building in San Roque; where the cormorants from Summerland have evidently relocated; unfolded trail maps, suitable for framing; prints of Jeff Shelton's hand-drawn architectural elevations; Santa Barbara Hives is opening a store in Carpinteria.
April 25, 2021
Has the Homeless Hostel Hit a Speed Bump?
Plus: Local apparel brand Covet is opening a store in Montecito; a new Hank Pitcher show at Sullivan Goss; parts of a funky oceanfront Mesa compound are back on the market; input sought regarding the Channel Islands National Park Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan.
April 22, 2021
The Santa Barbara Bowl Has Resumed Announcing New Shows
Plus: Laundromat building on De La Vina to receive a fancy renovation; a new local news-and-opinion outlet; the former Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House got another price cut; petition for a better aquatics center at the revamped Ortega Park.
April 19, 2021
Southwest Airlines Is Said to Be Adding Two More Destinations to Its Santa Barbara Lineup
Plus: Mollusk's Funk Zone surf shop is moving; architect Jeff Shelton is working on a book about his Santa Barbara buildings; Lotusland art exhibit and auction; why do online shoppers get prime parking spots?