Santa Barbara Wants Restaurants to Expand Into Sidewalks, Streets, and Parking Lots
Other local news: There's talk of closing 13 blocks of State Street to cars; the state released guidelines for restaurant dining rooms; county reopening being slowed by Lompoc prison outbreak; pot-delivery business doing well; Botanik has a new greenhouse; Republican house candidate Andy Caldwell.
What Are These Black Beetles That Are Everywhere This Spring?
"I don't remember them from previous years, at least not in these numbers," asks R. "And does nothing eat them? They would seem to be easy prey, since they meander around so slowly and often end up on their backs with their legs wriggling." The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has the answer.
Montecito Compound With a Dreamy Garden
The week's other top price reductions: Half of a historic 1930s building downtown that got split into condos; 10,000-square-foot property now $2 million less; sweet house with freeway issues; what $2.5 million buys in central Montecito; one of the cooler houses in Hope Ranch.