••• The Bucket Brigade has plans—but not yet funding—for many more dirt sidewalks in Montecito, reports the Montecito Journal. “Future streets earmarked for trails include Barker Pass, Camino Viejo, Eucalyptus Hill, San Leandro (Ennisbrook to Santa Rosa), Sinaloa, South Jameson, and Sycamore Canyon Road.” I’ll say it again: this will change the “semi-rural” character of the area.
••• A bunch of new shops are opening at Paseo Nuevo, although the length of their leases is unknown: City Hats (open now); Cindy ‘n Claire, formal apparel for women and kids (April 11); Pink Browny, women’s apparel (May); and Pure Vida Coffee Society, which will sell pour-over coffee (June). —Noozhawk
••• A woman was caught wet-handed taking turtles from the pond at Alice Keck Park. —John Palminteri
••• “Long before records, wax cylinders played music. UCSB has one of the world’s largest collections [….] For the last 20 years, they have been digitizing the recordings, and making them available for the world to listen to on the internet.” —KCLU
••• The Coral Casino says that it hopes construction will be completed by year end. —Montecito Journal
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