••• Software company “QAD plans to sell headquarters as workforce goes ‘virtual-first’ [….] QAD owns a 28-acre property at 100 and 101 Innovation Place, on a hilltop overlooking Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean, between Montecito and Summerland. The property has 120,000 square feet of office space, including QAD’s own headquarters and that of a few other companies.” How long till we hear that Jeff Bezos wants to buy it? —Pacific Coast Business Times
••• Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden bought in Ennisbrook. —Dirt
••• “The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara is among 25 hotels in a portfolio being sold by Watermark Lodging Trust to private real estate funds managed by Brookfield Asset Management.” —Pacific Coast Business Times
••• “Sick pelicans in need of medical attention have been showing up all over the Central Coast, and wildlife rescuers don’t know why. Both Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network and Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay are experiencing this phenomenon. […] To report any sick pelicans or any other wildlife emergencies call the Santa Barbara Wildlife Network hotline at 805-681-1080.” The organization is also looking for volunteers and donations to help deal with the influx. —KSBY
••• Marty’s Pizza and De La Vina Liquor aren’t the only businesses affected by the replacement of the Mission Creek bridge: “Yellow Bird Music has found a new location and plans to relocate in August. Mishay Salon hasn’t yet found a place.” The city is using eminent domain to seize the land. —Noozhawk
••• “Amtrak says that for a [$26] fee, passengers can bring dogs and cats weighing up to 20 pounds on board the Pacific Surfliner starting in May. The weight limit includes the combined weight of the pet and a required pet carrier.” —KSBY
••• The apartment building proposed for 701 N. Milpas Street will now be 82 units instead of 76. Planning Commission member John Baucke made a good point: “He also was upset that the front of the building facing Milpas Street did not contain retail space or something that was serving the public. He said the developer was killing two-thirds of the street by having apartments facing the street, rather than a public space.” That’s presumably where the 16 affordable-housing units will go. —Noozhawk
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