The Ortega Park Redesign Is Close to Finalized
Other recent news: Election results trickle in along expected lines, but the Surfliner Inn contest remains close; why Aloha Fun Center fizzled; 332-unit apartment complex in Goleta moves forward; new Santa Barbara High School building approved; Sears signs removed; pushback for the two-room Funk Zone hotel.
Update on the Marge Dunlap Fountain at Las Aves
Plus: The Santa Barbara Antique Show is this week; Trevor Noah and Tyler Childers at the Bowl; decorator warehouse sale; solar-powered e-bike tours; a better look at the 36-unit apartment complex proposed for lower Garden Street; Ruth Ellen Hoag show at Thomas Reynolds Gallery. 2
“Endless Summer” Filmmaker’s 42-Acre Coastal Ranch Sells for $4.75 Million
Last week's sales also include a flip of the 1919 Villa Firenze on Mission Canyon Road; Upper East contemporary with terrific landscaping; hacienda-style E. Mountain Drive compound; Birnam Wood three-bedroom; the 1929 Upper East house with the sexy floor plan; off-market midcentury on the Riviera; and more. 1
Three Openings: The Dutch Garden, Oat Bakery, and the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern
More food news: Congratulations to the four area restaurants added to the Michelin Guide; the 7-Eleven on Milpas is reportedly closing; harbor coffee bar in the works; happy hour at Sama Sama Kitchen; Chez Justine is pulling the plug on pop-ups; L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele gelato cart. 6
Familiar Faces in the Hedgerow and Hope Ranch
Noteworthy new listings include two properties asking $2.5 million more than they sold for during pandemic glory days; a Hope Ranch compound in need of an update; recent renovation on Las Canoas Road; a $4.75 million "surf shack" in Hollister Ranch; and more.