••• Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom drop $14.2 million in Montecito (above).
••• Maria Sharapova spent $8.55 million in Summerland.
••• County supervisors enable officers to fine people gathering against Covid-19 rules.
••• City council approves bike-sharing program.
••• Jeff Bridges announced that he has lymphoma.
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The week’s noteworthy new listings include 12 acres ripe for development in the Golden Quadrangle, two 1920s houses by Winsor Soule in the Upper East, a 1921 cottage on Camino Viejo, three vacant lots in Summerland, and more.
••• Summerland’s Farmer & the Flea is back this Sunday (above).
••• Satellite’s special Mexican dinner.
••• My Homies Kitchen is serving fresh, affordable food on Tuesdays at La Casa de la Raza.
••• New coffee shop at Paseo Nuevo.
••• Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Fest is now online.
••• Nearly 80 wineries oppose BID proposal.
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More renderings of how the Highway 101 changes will look: you’ll get a better understanding of the Evans undercrossing, with its zippy design reminiscent of Copacabana; the Sheffield Drive righthand on- and off-ramps; and sound walls that include planters.
The week’s top price adjustments include widescreen views over Montecito, a house on the sand at Miramar Beach, a big spread on a double lot in Birnam Wood, a funky roofline on the Mesa, and more.
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