••• “There may be new life in store for the dilapidated but invitingly designed public band shell located at the city’s Plaza del Mar Park at the corner of Castillo Street and Cabrillo Boulevard. The Santa Barbara City Council quietly authorized the expenditure of $92,000 for new architectural and engineering plans to bring the band shell—originally built in 1919 and declared a city landmark in 1990—up to snuff as a possible outdoor performance venue.” —Independent
••• “Where to Look for Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments in Santa Barbara County.” —Noozhawk
••• A parent of a student at Cold Spring School is being such a royal pain in the ass that the school has sought a restraining order. —Independent
••• Mitchell Kriegman, author of the recent Los Angeles Magazine article that caused all sorts of consternation, fires back at politicians for claiming that they hadn’t been contacted for comment and members of the media. UPDATE 4/4: Here’s the Edhat link.
••• “After a broad national recruitment process, the City Council appointed Santa Barbara local Chris Mailes as the city’s new fire chief Tuesday.” —Independent
••• “Beaches in Isla Vista will be closed over the next two weekends ahead of Deltopia, the yearly street party in Isla Vista.” —KEYT
••• Fashion designer Anine Bing and her husband, Nicolai Nielsen, spent $8.6 million on a Montecito house. —Dirt
••• Adam and Sophie Pritzker were the recent buyers of a $15.75 million French Country estate on Picacho Lane (below). Adam “Pritzker, 36, is more than just another pampered billionaire heir. The San Francisco native cofounded General Assembly, a for-profit professional development school for adults that’s reputedly trained more than one million students since its inception; in 2018, Pritzker and his partners sold the company to the Adecco Group for $400 million. Pritzker is currently CEO of holding company Assembled Brands.” It’ll be fascinating to see whether all these new arrivals will end up wanting to stay here—and fabulous for the real estate industry if they don’t. —Dirt
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