George Lucas Has Now Spent $47 Million on Padaro Lane

••• “Santa Barbara Airport received a jet bridge on Tuesday morning. After more than eight years, city officials purchased the jet bridge to link the absence of a Gate 3, and the quizzical labeling of Gate 4 as ‘Gate 3 & 4.’ This jet bridge will be the fourth jet bridge boarding gate and one ground boarding gate, as was originally design for the airline terminal.” —KEYT

••• Filmmaker George Lucas bought a two-acre property on Padaro Lane in Carpinteria for $28 million; it’s next door to the 1.7-acre property he bought for $19.5 million in 2010. —Wall Street Journal and Dirt

••• “Building heights for new apartments in downtown Santa Barbara could reach 48 feet, the Santa Barbara City Council decided on Tuesday. The current height limit in the city’s municipal code is 45 feet, but the council agreed to increase the limit as part of its effort to overhaul its high-density housing program.” —Noozhawk

••• An Edhat reader hiked through the Cave Fire burn area—which would seem like an inadvisable thing to do—and took photos.

••• “Once again, the City of Santa Barbara is being sued over its crackdown on unpermitted vacation rentals. […] The plaintiff in this case is a two-man association, known as the Santa Barbara Inland & Coastal Property Rights Association. It’s made up of Eric Ryan, a condo vacation-rental operator, and James Fenkner, his neighbor who owns a vacation rental in the same complex.” —Independent

••• “Despite previous threats to file a lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara, [developer Ed] St. George has submitted revised plans that call for a mix of housing and a hotel at 302 and 308 W. Montecito St. near West Beach. ‘My proposal will have elements of both a hotel and housing, but the design will be significantly different, much more traditional Mediterranean.'” —Noozhawk