What’s the History of This Tower on Ortega Ridge?
"I was on a trail run with some friends behind Summerland. We were on Hunt Drive and when you look across where the Ortega Reservoir is, there's a house up on the hill that seems very old. From a distance, it looks like it may have a clock tower. Would you have any information about this building? Maybe it was a school or a commercial building back in the day?" —B. 2
Aperitivo Is Opening a Second, Larger Restaurant
More food news: Linden Hall is not happening; Augie's 2.0 will have lower prices; Pico is on the market; quest for king cakes; take-and-bake chicken pot pies from Bossie's Kitchen; Coral Casino's liquor license; the Ethnic Breads wholesale bakery in Goleta is opening a storefront. 15
Bringing Traditional Style and Color Back Into a Montecito Home
Marc Normand Gelinas believes in tailoring each project to mirror the personality and individual style of the client, resulting in well-designed, comfortable, and functional spaces. For this home, he says, "we drew inspiration from the outdoors, including the blues of the ocean and sky."
Best BBQ Has Opened on State Street
More food news: Taza Mediterranean Street Kitchen has closed; The Good Plow's last day is Sunday; the Brunch Monkey pop-up at Handlebar is off; chef Budi Kazali to open a Solvang restaurant; profiles of Dang Burger, Little Dom's Seafood, and Santa Barbara Fish Market; the Southern Exposure Garagiste Wine Festival is coming up; changes at Choi's Oriental Market. 6