••• Sheriff’s office warns about sex crimes on hiking trails.
••• The buyers of houses by Barton Myers (above) and George Washington Smith.
••• Nesbitt mansion yanked from the auction block.
••• Progress for the Randall Road Debris Basin.
••• New retail planned for Summerland.
••• Congressional candidate Andy Caldwell thinks he actually won.
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Noteworthy new listings include a pair of major estates in eastern Carpinteria, one of the nicest houses in Birnam Wood, a penthouse in Jeff Shelton’s El Andaluz building, Picacho Lane hoping for eight figures, and a trio of Hope Ranch properties.
Two intriguing new developments at the best restaurant on the Central Coast: Bell’s announced the chef of its forthcoming establishment and let slip that it’s trying to grown into a “compound” by taking over the vacant lot next door.
The week’s top price adjustments: Picacho Lane compound slashed by $5 million, a project on the far side of Toro Canyon, 5,000-square-foot house in Glen Oaks going for a Covid bump, and a three-bedroom in Hitchcock Ranch.
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