“A GROTESQUE, SICK JOKE”
Just in time for Halloween, UCSB’s monstrous Munger Hall has become a national story, so you’re going to need an opinion about the project. Then again, does anyone—except the school administration and benefactor Charlie Munger—think the nearly windowless dorm is a good idea?
Noteworthy new listings: John Mellencamp’s attempt to flip a Toro Canyon aerie; a big, not entirely bland house on 102 acres; a prime spot on Coronada Circle; Mesa house walkable to Elings Park; a spectacular setting way up Gibraltar Road; and more.
••• Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi bought twice more in Montecito.
••• Progress for 14-room hotel on State Street (above).
••• The rain did little to alleviate the drought.
••• The state attorney general classified the Bellosguardo Foundation as delinquent.
••• Mayoral candidate Deborah Schwartz vs. the local Democratic establishment.
••• Alisal wants to annex 10 acres for glamping.
••• The restoration of UCSB’s North Campus Open Space.
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ODDS & ENDS
••• Plans for a “fun, hip” youth hostel in Santa Barbara.
••• One of the Highway 101 onramps reopens today.
••• F45 fitness studio is coming to Goleta.
••• Part of Bella Vista Drive is closed for a month and a half.
••• Personalized bricks available for the new library plaza.
••• Two solo shows at Sullivan Goss.
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WHERE IN SANTA BARBARA…?
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WALK WITH ME
With a wide variety of independent businesses, some cute houses, a mystery at the northern end, and a piquant sense of place, Milpas Street is old-school Santa Barbara at its best. Let’s walk….
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