••• Jules Kramer is opening an outpost of Jules by the Sea on upper State Street, in the same shopping center as the forthcoming Lama Dog outpost. “My Funk Zone store is still mostly jewelry and the second location will focus a bit less on my jewelry and include goods and gifts,” says Kramer. The new shop officially debuts October 30, but if you see the doors open before then, feel free to pop in.
••• When word first broke about Linden Hall restaurant opening in Carpinteria, we also learned that a bookstore would be taking the building’s other storefront on Linden Avenue. It’s Lantern Tree Books, from the folks at Polyverse Publishing. (The photo below is from May.) No word yet on what to expect or when it’ll open.
••• On the October 25 agenda of the Historic Landmarks Commission: “Project includes the construction of a 360 lineal foot rock revetment [retaining wall] along the sandy beach between the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and Harbor West parking lot. The revetment is 15 feet high (partially buried) and 36 feet wide for a total area of 12,960 square feet and a volume of 7,200 cubic yards. Constructed using approximately 6,000 tons of granite boulders from a quarry in Cambria. The new rock revetment was installed adjacent to the west end of an existing rock revetment, continuing the existing revetment alignment, and extending the structure further to the west. The height of the revetment was constructed to match the existing height.” There are no background materials posted on the HLC site.
••• Los Padres ForestWatch is leading a free full-moon hike on the evening of October 27: “Join us for an evening hike on the Freemont trail off East Camino Cielo. Learn about native shrubs, herbs, and even a few trees that grow in the mountains above Santa Barbara. We may also get to see some of our more nocturnal and crepuscular local wildlife, such as bats, owls, common poorwills, snakes, and more! Plus, you’ll get to learn what crepuscular means! […] Adults and kids are welcome to attend. Halloween Costumes Encouraged! […] We will walk at a leisurely pace looking for nighttime animals. Hike will be an easy 1 to 1.5 miles on an uneven fire road.” Register here.
••• The annual seasonal closure of Loma Alta Drive to vehicular traffic starts today; the street is expected to reopen in May.
••• From the city: “A major turf renovation at Leadbetter Beach Park is set to start [….] The renovation includes regrading the grassy areas to create a safer, more even surface before addressing nutrient deficiencies in the soil and installing new turf. This will be the first turf renovation since the park was developed nearly 60 years ago in 1965. […] Work will begin on Monday, October 23, and is expected to last through early January. All grassy areas of the park, including picnic areas, will be closed, and temporary fencing will remain until the project is complete. Park users will be able to access the beach on either side of the turf area throughout the project.” Here’s a schedule of the other parks slated for turf renovations.
••• Country musician Cody Jinks plays the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 18.
••• The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has a new exhibit: “Though originally taken for scientific purposes, the images of California native plants in a new exhibit at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Gallery were photographed using a specialized technique that created dramatic portraits against a black background. Depth of Field: Botanical Photography Through the Low-key Lens features images taken over a period of fifty years by eight photographers using the ‘low-key’ technique to document species in the field. The 41 giclee prints were made from color slides chosen among the thousands stored in the Garden’s archives [….] The ‘low-key’ technique combines an underexposed photo with a bright light, in this case a flash, to illuminate the close-up plant while the background remains dark.”
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