Montecito Mercantile Opens This Friday
Plus: An architectural model of the massive underground house being built in Pepper Hill; an ideal amenity for avid golfers; the state of Montecito's water agreement with Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Airbus is once again offering L.A. day trips; a visit to exquisite Hollister Ranch.
Countrywide’s Former CEO Is at War With the Montecito Club
Other recent news: Biltmore employees and Four Seasons head back to mediation; Santa Barbara man accused of running a Ponzi scheme; Riviera homeowner who illegally cut down trees now faces felony charges; UCSB has failed to build promised housing; homeless to be moved to motel for fire season; new home for at-risk young adults; L.A. County wants people to wear masks indoors because of the Delta variant of Covid-19. 2
Carpinteria’s Good Plow Is Trying to Raise $48,000 So It Can Open
More food news: Sneak preview of Alessia Patisserie & Cafe; Peasants Feast in Solvang is spinning off a deli; new State Street hotel will have a ground-floor restaurant; Institution Ale's side patio seems just about ready; cacao drink at Twenty-Four Blackbirds. 10
Santa Barbara May Put the Homeless Up in a Motel for Four Months
Other recent news: QAD is being bought for $2 billion; the county is releasing cannabis applications and scoresheets; inside architect Robin Donaldson's 12,000-square-foot live-work compound; leather goods company Parker Clay is growing; So De Mel swimsuit showroom is closing; progress toward decommissioning two oil wells off Goleta. 3
First Look at the Menus for Alessia Patisserie & Cafe
More food news: Woodland Hills restaurant is opening an outpost on State Street; Romanti-Ezer has closed; signs of life at Corazón Cocina in the Funk Zone; checking in with chef Justin West and his Market Forager business; tasty tortilla chips from Sweet Wheel Farms. 3
A Snazzy Upgrade in Downtown Carpinteria
Plus: The Montecito Club is getting a 1,100-square-foot "golf simulator facility"; $2 million price chop for a Shepard Mesa estate; 48-unit low-income housing proposed for N. La Cumbre Road; nine-unit complex proposed for S. Voluntario Street; new bus terminal in Goleta.