Cosmetic Improvements to the State Street Promenade
Other recent news: Santa Barbara school board to adopt hybrid model in January; Sotto Il Monte estate manager Tobias Pohlmeyer; first Independent Redistricting Commission members selected; input for changes to Girsh Park; new branch of Montecito Bank & Trust.
Let’s Start a New Kind of Restaurant Award
More food news: The area has another empanada specialist; Kyle's Kitchen takes over the last Silvergreens; fancy dates are in season; update on Telegraph Brewing Company from a former employee; Helena Avenue Bakery bakes pies; vineyards for sale; Peasants Feast review; Solvang tiki bar is an homage to Disneyland.
A New Home Store Is Opening in Montecito’s Upper Village
Plus: What's up with the cool Glass Pavilion house abandoned after the debris flow?; update on the residential conversion of a water tank; State Street Promenade Market to start up in early November; the city's network of "community paseos."
This Midcentury Montecito Masterpiece Is Available for the First Time in 50 Years
Designed by renowned architect Lutah Maria Riggs, the 1958 Erdman House is on four knoll-top acres in prime Montecito—and Riggs's use of shakkei, as the Japanese call "borrowed scenery," is evident in almost every room.
Partying in Isla Vista Continues Unabated
Other recent news: Santa Barbara school district mulls return to in-person classes; downtown developer says he'll pull the plug on a project (sparing the Press Room); design changes possible for State Street Promenade; rumored buyer of 237-acre Rancho San Carlos; people are shooting wildlife with pellet guns; Cottage Health is allowing limited hospital visitors again; Eco Friendly Cleaners profile; a big tree on Anapamu fell over; the tree of the month; school-board candidate Jackie Reid.