New Home Design Store Opening on State Street

••• Opening August 1 at 619 State Street (Ortega/Cota): Faitell Attractions, Lisa Faitell’s “furniture and home accessory center featuring fashionable and used furniture, antiques, and home decor accessories from around the world. In addition […] Faitell Attractions will feature custom window fashions including blinds, roller shades, soft drapery and window treatments from Horizon Window Fashions—a window fashion company that has existed for over 100 years. […] Additionally, Faitell Attractions will offer full interior design services by Faitell Interiors, a full-service interior design firm established in New York over 230 years ago.”

••• From Caltrans: “Motorists traveling in each direction of US Highway 101 between Olive Mill Road and San Ysidro Road in Montecito will experience 10-minute intermittent traffic breaks on Sunday, July 26 [i.e., today] from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. These intermittent traffic breaks are necessary to allow a tele-communications company to move aerial/overhead cables across the highway for installation on nearby poles.”

••• Artist Cassandria Blackmore is opening a gallery—I’d guess it’s a pop-up—at the old Viva Oliva space on Coast Village Road.

••• Sansum Clinic CEO Dr. Kurt Ransohoff wrote another terrific update on the Covid-19 situation, both local and further afield. It’s definitely worth reading.

••• The buyer of 618 Hot Springs Road put it up for rent—presumably while he/she firms up plans for a new house there—for a jaw-dropping $20,000 per month.

••• A quick update on the sale at Porch on Santa Claus Lane: it’s for the garden section only (because the new Summerland location won’t have outdoor space), and only four people are allowed inside the store at a time, even to pay, so there might be waiting involved. Also, the Folly shop-within-a-shop currently parked behind Porch is trying to find a way to move to Summerland, too.

••• Here’s something you don’t see every day: 230 Burnham Road in the Oak View part of Ojai, on the market for $1.1 million, has a baseball field.