The week’s top reductions: A 1949 Riviera villa ready for a light touch; “Castle in the Sky” with partially finished wraparound moat/pool; “Japanese farmhouse” where the kitchen is the star; Upper East/Lower Riviera gem with a pretty sunroom; Montecito estate now $5.6 million off the initial asking price.
The new debris-flow risk map is live, and the shrinkage was mainly in upper and western Montecito.
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ODDS & ENDS
••• The Cabrillo Pavilion has been pushed back at least four months.
••• Toro Creek bridge to be closed on weekdays for two weeks.
••• Two houses—a Montecito estate and a Mesa oceanfront property—profiled on this site have sold.
••• Caltrans seeks public input on U.S. 101 bike lane in Carpinteria.
••• New Eastside bike lanes are in the works.
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••• Santa Barbara’s homeless population hasn’t gone up in two years.
••• A recap of the Storm Impact Consideration Map meeting.
••• New map about post–Cave Fire debris-flow risk.
••• Santa Barbara Zoo’s lion Chadwick has died.
••• A boat washed up on East Beach.
••• Hayward Lumber bought Buena Tool.
••• The history of pepper trees in the area.
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