The Hotel Californian Is Revamping Its Restaurants
Plus: The first Taste of Coast Village is coming up; gushing over the Project on lower State Street; what will happen to the wine at Les Marchands; the Independent's food awards; Goleta Chinese restaurant closed; best-ever chocolate chip cookie.
29-Acre Ranch Within Santa Barbara City Limits
Some recently listed properties that don't quite warrant posts of their own, including a downtown bungalow compound; nine acres in Summerland heading to auction; a 1924 cottage near the Santa Barbara Bowl; and a $7.25 million Montecito house bought just six months ago.
The Interminable Renovation of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
In other recent news: An update on flood-control projects in Montecito; Goleta to get a new 132-room hotel; Heal the Ocean's program to recycle Styrofoam; the Old Firehouse building in Montecito changed hands; tiny libraries on State Street.
A “Master Flipper” Is Ready to Move On
After buying this 1950s Cielito house in early 2018 for $3.5 million, Xorin Balbes embarked on a thorough renovation and redecoration—but without changing the footprint. Now he has listed it for just under $9 million. The house is certainly something to see....