First Impressions of Reunion Kitchen + Drink
More food news: Checking on Sushi Bar Montecito now that the chef has moved on; XO Burger looks like it's going to be a permanent addition to the Funk Zone; Jimboz Lounge is getting renamed; new outposts of Finney's Crafthouse and On the Alley are in the works; taqueria rumored for upper State Street; opening forecasts for Dune's second Goleta café and Rory's Place in Ojai. 8
A Production Designer Has Opened a Stylish Shop
Plus: Lots of great vendors at the Victoria Court holiday market; the Goo Goo Dolls play the Bowl next fall; what's happening at Summerland's gas station; pop-up gallery on De La Guerra Plaza from Oat Bakery's Louise Ulrich; Slingshot/Alpha Art Studio is moving; three new local books for your gift list. 1
What It’s Like to Live in a Windowless Dorm
Other recent news: The county redistricting process continues; outgoing mayor proposes two-percent cap on rent increases; Garden Street apartment complex sent back to the drawing board; update on the Highway 101 wildlife corridor in Gaviota; Santa Barbara will have holiday events in lieu of a parade; the tree of the month is the windmill palm; "The O.C." and "Gossip Girl" creator sells in Hope Ranch.