Five Percent Increase in Santa Barbara County’s Homeless Population

••• If you know anyone looking for a summer rental, 41 El Cielito Road is available mid-May to mid-October, with flexibility on the dates ($20,000 a month, with utilities, gardener, and pool maintenance included). It’s a neat house.

••• Meanwhile, a “mega size estate” on Bella Vista Drive in Montecito is asking $28,750 per month, with flexible dates. It’s not often you see a helicopter and an Airstream at the same property (and I’d be wary of landing a helicopter there, in light of recent opposition to a private helistop further east). Also, in the photo of the tub, is that water coming from the ceiling?

••• On Monday night, the county sent out an evacuation warning via email and text about the Camino Fire—and once again, it was in Spanish (or at least mine was, even though my settings specify English).

••• A press release from the county: “Results of the 2020 Point in Time Count of persons experiencing homelessness was released today. Countywide, 1,897 persons were counted representing an increase of 5 percent in the number of persons experiencing homelessness.”

••• The folks at Heritage Goods & Supply in Carpinteria, next to Lucky Llama, have a book coming out April 21 (and available for pre-order now): “The goal of Women’s Heritage is to bring elements of the homestead into everyday life. This indispensable reference book is divided into three sections: food, animal husbandry, and herbalism. Each section dives deep into each topic alongside beautiful imagery with recipes, detailed tips and techniques. This book encourages our readers to consider adopting hobbies or interests that can open them up to a new community and enhance their quality of life.”

••• A few recent sales of note, pictured in order: 1237 E. Mountain Drive sold for $7.55 million (it was listed at $8.95 million); the likely teardown at 3150 Sea Cliff sold for $4.3 million (initially listed for $7.495 million, most recently for $4.895 million); and the 1935 bungalow at 43 Humphrey Road sold for $2.48 million (first for $2.85 million, most recently for $2.695 million).