Ty Warner is building a huge botanical garden at the San Ysidro Ranch: the land is newly fenced and being cleared of everything except the trees that survived the Thomas Fire.
New to market this week: The most expensive new listing we’ve seen in a long time—a 28-acre Montecito compound with a lot of interior design; a Coast Village classic ready for its next chapter (above); renovated midcentury in Hope Ranch; a bunch of San Roque houses; and more.
••• Former hostel to become housing for the homeless.
••• RV rammed into a downtown parklet.
••• Isla Vista beach bluff collapse.
••• Dredging underway of Santa Barbara Harbor.
••• 3,000 acres of Santa Ynez Valley trails now open to hikers.
••• New home store in Santa Ynez.
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“Will the Dorinda Triangle ever get beautified? I thought that since it’s an entrance to Montecito, the county’s Public Works Department might give it some priority. Instead, it has been used as a parking lot for heavy equipment.” —L. Here’s the answer.
••• What to expect in the orange tier, which we should enter on Tuesday.
••• The Cold Spring School saga turns uglier.
••• El Capitán State Beach will close for a year starting in the fall.
••• Santa Barbara–based Evidation Health is a unicorn.
••• Carp-based cannabis company sold for $567 million.
••• Cannabis farming mulled for the parched Cuyama Valley.
••• Ventura might close parts of its Main Street for good.
••• Library plaza to be named after late philanthropist.
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The week’s notable sales: a double-wide Miramar Beach house for $16 million, a 1902 compound on Riven Rock Road, Hope Ranch house that closed in three days, Hedgerow four-bedroom that went for $300,000 over ask, French Provincial in Birnam Wood, and more. See what sold and for how much.
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