March 30, 2020
Also newly reduced: Victorian house tucked away on the Lower Riviera; midcentury conundrum; cinematic Riviera views; Sea Cliff estate with regrettable choices.
October 31, 2019
More food news: Little Dom's says there's nothing Cajun about its forthcoming Carp restaurant; Bettina's anniversary block party; city mulling a change to food-truck rules; Stone Age restaurant closed.
This is the first in a series of fortnightly walks, on streets chosen more or less at random. Because when you slow down for a stroll, you see so much more compared to when you drive.
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October 30, 2019
Open houses this weekend: A circa-1900 gem on the Lower Riviera; a big new-build house above Westmont College; modernist pizzazz on Sea Ranch Drive; Montecito retreat with a cool, louche vibe; a fresh spec renovation; and many more.
Plus: A better look at the huge house under construction on Pepper Hill; schedule changes for flights to Denver; a proud contractor; when architecture makes way for trees.
From the upstairs terrace, you can see the sun rise to the left and set to the right. Below you lies all Montecito.
October 29, 2019
More food news and notes: A likely change in direction at the Four Seasons Biltmore's restaurant; Ca' Dario Pizza has closed; Lazy Acres pays $5,000 over mislabeled pizza; crème and punishment.
October 28, 2019
Plus: Something called Marcus is opening on Coast Village Road; a George Washington Smith mansion from 1923 hits the market for $27.5 million; it was Messina, not Loggins, who lived on Hidden Valley Lane; two months of night work on Highway 154.
The gargantuan new Target store in Goleta aims to have a bit of everything, so you can one-stop shop. But why all the empty shelves?
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