ONE TO WATCH
Local developers aim high at La Cumbre Plaza: the father-and-son team of Jim and Matt Taylor are shooting for a major city-center-style complex, possibly with a park and even a pedestrian bridge.
••• A high-concept brewery is opening in the Funk Zone (above).
••• Broad Street Oyster Company’s debut got pushed back a few days.
••• A barbecue restaurant is opening in Old Town Goleta.
••• The interesting dinner menu for the Dutchess in Ojai.
••• A new beer-and-wine bar in Los Alamos.
••• Praise for the soups at Erewhon and the frozen lasagna at Vons.
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Last week’s sales include Montecito’s 1918 Hacienda de Piedras for $17.5 million; a Toro Canyon aerie offloaded by a former Disney executive (above); 1935 Monterey Colonial; French-country three-bedroom in Birnam Wood; 1970s Hope Ranch; 39-acre farm near Glen Annie Golf Club; sweet-as-pie Hedgerow house; Harbor Hills two-bedroom for well over ask; Brinkerhoff Avenue house from 1885; and more. See what sold—and for how much. (Photo by Elevated Horizon.)
“Is Santa Barbara going to introduce residential compost bins? Lots of Southern California cities are starting to provide compost trash cans to help cut back on CO2 emissions caused by food waste disposed in landfills and comply with California’s SB1383 law. Couldn’t find anything online about it happening here.” —C. The answer.
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