••• Barcelona restaurateurs are opening in the former Low Pigeon space (above).
••• Mesa ice cream shop Sweetie’s has debuted.
••• First look at Local’s new brunch menu.
••• More on Shalhoob’s plans for Noleta.
••• The Santa Ynez Inn’s restaurant says it’ll open this summer.
••• Great people-watching is in the works for Shaker Mill.
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Last week’s sales: Landscape designer making a killing in Hope Ranch; $3.4 million for a spiffy renovation in Samarkand; half of a Sea Meadow duplex; a six-bedroom house in Carpinteria; crazy views on Eucalyptus Hill; and a Riviera fixer/teardown. See what sold—and for how much.
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Carpinteria artist John Edward Heaton makes whimsical, elegant drawings on the beach, only to see them erased by wind, tide, and time. “The magic is in its creation—not its permanence,” he explains.
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