At over 18,000 square feet, the magnificent Sotto Il Monte is as grand as Montecito gets. It’s on the market for the first time in 20 years, offering us mere mortals a rare chance to see inside.
••• Partying in Isla Vista continues unabated (photo by Max Abrams/Daily Nexus).
••• Santa Barbara school district mulls return to in-person classes.
••• Downtown developer says he’ll pull the plug on a project (sparing the Press Room).
••• Design changes possible for State Street promenade.
••• Rumored buyer of 237-acre Rancho San Carlos.
••• People are shooting wildlife with pellet guns.
••• Cottage Health is allowing limited hospital visitors again.
••• Eco Friendly Cleaners profile.
••• One of the big trees on Anapamu fell over.
••• The tree of the month.
••• School-board candidate Jackie Reid.
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“We’ll remain in the 90s though at least Saturday, and Friday now looks to be the hottest day,” says Jack Martin of Action Roofing. “The heat wave will begin to break on Sunday, but don’t expect a lot of relief.” Email [email protected] to receive daily updates.
The week’s noteworthy new listings include a midcentury showpiece ready for its next act, cool California vibes in Toro Canyon, a turnkey cottage on the Mesa, a sweet little house on Eucalyptus Hill, and a couple historical curiosities.
ODDS & ENDS
••• Westside park to close for three-month renovation.
••• Fashionable pop-ups at the Montecito Country Mart (above).
••• Rancho San Carlos’s astonishingly low property tax.
••• Mollusk surfboard swap.
••• County sheriff officer goes viral.
••• Film recommendations from the SBIFF.
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