Baby Steps Toward Opening Hollister Ranch Beaches to the Public
Other recent news: Westmont's "Pickle Tree" is being cut down; MacKenzie Scott gave $20 million to Santa Barbara City College; Montecito man helps a family of ducks; the harbor mini-mart reopened with a new name; citizens’ groups disagree over cannabis deals; another Edhat classic.
Two Stearns Wharf Restaurants Are for Sale
More food news: L.A. meal-kit service launching event space in the Mill; a landmark restaurant building in Carpinteria is on the market; new contender in BLT season; Finch & Fork's chef moved to Roblar Winery; Tap Thai is opening a second location; Embermill to start serving Ethiopian lunches; new business sells dough for you to bake at home.
First Look Inside the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern
Plus: Trevor Noah, Haim, and Van Morrison at the Santa Barbara Bowl; dates announced for next year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Pu'u Muay Thai martial arts school has moved; fossilized leaves in the sidewalk; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?"
Fully Vaccinated People Can Ditch Masks in Most Settings
Other recent news: the four women who started Save the San Marcos Foothills; SBPD spokesman Anthony Wagner is seeking $4.6 million from L.A. magazine; the Mission Canyon Bridge discussion; county finally starts cracking down on cannabis scofflaws; Barrett Reed is running for city council; musician buys in Montecito; Santa Barbara's new community development director; fire near Lake Casitas; Ojai Music Festival will be in September.
27 New Restaurants and Bars on the Horizon
The restaurant industry in greater Santa Barbara is roaring back: we can look forward to a downtown patisserie, beachfront dining, a rooftop tasting room, farm-to-table fast-casual, two high-end hotels, a restaurant incubator, a seafood tavern, and much more. 3