One year ago, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi bought Dennis Miller’s Picacho Lane compound for $49 million—and now they’ve turned around and flipped it for a nice profit.
“Every time I drive on Laguna Street, I wonder why traffic is pushed outward as you approach Ortega Street.” asks K. The city’s traffic engineers have an explanation.
Last week’s notable sales include a glamorous 1927 house with a party-ready pool; a two-bedroom cottage on an oceanfront cul-de-sac; sweeping views on Pepper Hill; a Mesa house with one of the cooler outbuildings in town; and a cutie up in Mission Canyon. See what sold—and for how much.
••• Timeline for public beach access at Hollister Ranch (above).
••• Santa Barbara County Planning Commission recommends denial of ExxonMobil project.
••• Who paid $28 million for Scooter Braun’s Montecito estate.
••• Downtown landlord urges city to consider former St. Mary’s Seminary for homeless housing.
••• How the mayoral candidates are faring.
••• Cathedral Oaks road repair.
••• Goleta to ban flavored tobacco products.
••• Isla Vista and the imminent county redistricting.
••• Vandenberg Space Force Base reopened beaches on base property.
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