••• Two recent sales of note: 1) 1057 Arbolado Road (above and below), designed by Jeff Shelton with his signature flair, sold for $2.971 million in an off-market deal. According to MLS, it was listed at $3.25 million.
2) 560 Meadow Wood Lane sold for $4 million. It was first listed for $5.45 million in April 2017, then again after the debris flow at $4.3 million.
••• The Santa Barbara International Film Festival pushed its 2021 event back two months, from January 27-February 6 to from March 31-April 10. Organizers said that the move is “in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the concern for the health and well-being of the community.” But I’d wager that it has as much, if not more, to do with the Academy Awards being rescheduled to late April. The SBIFF relies on the star power of nominees looking to woo area voters.
••• The word on the
street pool deck is that Los Baños might expand to four people per 50-meter lane as soon as this week. Which is probably good, because I hear that the Coral Casino might delay reopening till next year, doing some renovations in the meantime.
••• From the county:
Residents of Santa Barbara County who are interested in and qualified to serve as a commissioner on the “You Draw the Lines”—County of Santa Barbara Citizens’ Independent Redistricting Commission have until 5 p.m. August 21, 2020 to apply.
In the November 2018 Statewide General Election, Santa Barbara County voters approved Measure G (County Code Section 2-10.9A) that establishes an 11-person Citizens’ Independent Redistricting Commission to adjust the boundaries of the county supervisorial districts through an open and transparent process in accordance with federal and state criteria.
The commission will be tasked with establishing the electoral district boundaries in Santa Barbara County for the upcoming decade following receipt of the 2020 federal census data, currently scheduled to be received in late March 2021. Applicants meeting the qualifications will be posted online for public review.
Following the application deadline of August 21, the County Elections Official will select the 45 most qualified applicants based on the criteria and qualifications detailed in the ordinance, whose names will be posted online for 30 days for members of the public to view before a random drawing to select five commissioners. Those five commissioners will then pick another five members and one at-large member to complete the commission.
••• From A34 Studio: “Thought you might like to check out a small infill project that consists of six new homes and two remodeled existing homes that is just in the final stages.” It’s on Oakside Way, off N. Patterson, and the contemporary style is certainly refreshing.