Last Chance to Vote in the Recall Election
Other recent news: Mesa homeowner uses cameras to help foil burglary; E. Micheltorena condominium sent back to drawing board; monarch butterflies haven't returned to eucalyptus grove illegally cut down three years ago; Santa Barbara Trapeze's use of a public park; estate sale of items owned by Unity Shoppe founder Barbara Tellefson; grassroots effort to stop a farm outside Carpinteria from being developed; upcoming hearings on ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart oil production.
The Story Behind Eight Jeff Shelton Buildings
Plus: Ortega Park redesign; Planned Parenthood book sale is coming up; Hacienda by Bonita Lifestyle's Summerland shop is closing (and everything is on sale); disrespectful hikers; Charles Arnoldi show at Caldwell Snyder Gallery; the city's odd bingo game. 1
Carpinteria’s Avocado Festival Has Been Canceled
Other recent news: A step forward for 78-unit apartment building just off lower State Street; analyzing the dire water situation; city council candidates Kristen Sneddon and Barrett Reed debate; the transportation chief who claimed religious discrimination has resigned; why the bird refuge smells so bad; waxing salon opens downtown; Cox Communications to install gas-powered generators all over the area.
Cava Is Closing After 25 Years
"It is gratifying to end Cava’s long run on a positive note, with heads held high, as we do right by employees, customers and vendors alike," says owner Carlos López-Hollis. And its siblings—Carlito's downtown and Dos Carlito's in Santa Ynez—are still going strong. 2
Funk Zone Favorite the Nook Has a New Owner
But nothing is changing for now. More food news: Woody's BBQ is closing after 37 years; the food menu at the Cajé café near the Arlington Theatre; Whole Foods to test cashier-less shopping; Sea Stephanie Fish's delightfully salty T-shirt; a peek inside Rory's Place, long in the works in Ojai. 3
Paso Robles Is Angling to Become a Spaceport
Plus: The increase in Hope Ranch construction permits; kids' activity center MyGym is coming to De La Vina; wine store opening on upper State Street; DJ Javier's towel collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art; the big cannabis shop on Santa Claus Lane; Cannabis By the Sea magazine.