Did Ellen DeGeneres just buy this historic hacienda again? Other notable sales this week include a half-built hilltop estate, an impressive flip on Sycamore Canyon Road, a pretty eight-bedroom Hedgerow house built in 1900, a funky midcentury in Montecito, a 6.6-acre vacant lot in Hope Ranch, and many, many more. See what sold—and for how much.
••• In-N-Out reopened after a couple days of being tented.
••• Barb’s Pies are now only available to patrons of Venus in Furs (photo by James & Jess Photography).
••• Buena Onda is selling beer and wine.
••• Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church offering Greek food for one weekend only.
••• Pop-up dinner at Ventura’s Frontside Cafe.
••• The impressive way San Ysidro Ranch dealt with a customer-service issue.
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••• The trapeze school is moving downtown.
••• People who won’t return a lost dog to its owners.
••• Santa Barbara Police Department investigation finds no wrongdoing.
••• The Richard Neutra house that caught on fire was destroyed.
••• More Cold Spring School absurdity.
••• Highway 101 wildlife passage delay.
••• Could Oxnard and Camarillo airports start allowing commercial flights?
••• Community Choice Energy approved by the Santa Barbara City Council.
••• California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles will return this summer.
••• Reseda’s semi-secret Cactus Ranch (above).
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Noteworthy new listings: A triple gainer of a flip attempt; a 58-acre compound in Toro Canyon; the bank-like building on Hot Springs Road; good bones on a large Coast Village lot; an appealing spec renovation on the Lower Riviera; and many more. Plus: a broadside about the state of Santa Barbara real estate.
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