••• Dirt reveals that it was “Mark Armenante and Young Sohn, co-founders of Vlocity, the cloud-applications software company acquired by Salesforce for $1.3 billion earlier this year,” who paid $7.2 million for the Ladera Lane house by Barton Myers (above).
••• Meanwhile, “TV writer-producer Oliver Goldstick has sold two neighboring [Montecito] properties in an off-market deal for a combined $4.1 million and concurrently shelled out a bit more than $4.9 million for a stately and nearby 1920s English Tudor residence designed by beloved high-society architect George Washington Smith.” No disrespect to Goldstick, but one wonders where exactly Dirt draws the line on whether a buyer/seller is prominent enough to warrant mentioning.
••• “The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning people to take extra precautions before heading out on hikes after the sheriff’s office received two separate reports of sex crimes on rural trails in the county.” —KEYT
••• Progress for the Randall Road Debris Basin: “Santa Barbara County has purchased six more properties for $8.2 million in hopes of putting a proposed debris basin along San Ysidro Creek in Montecito. To date, the county has purchased seven of eight Montecito properties for the proposed debris basin near Randall Road and Highway 192. […] One property on Randall Road is still in negotiations, according to the county.” —Noozhawk
••• “Congressional Candidate Andy Caldwell Floats Election Fraud Theories, Then Backpedals.” —Noozhawk
••• A few interesting items of note in the Montecito Journal‘s Summerland roundup…. 1) The Well got into trouble with the fire department because it renovated and occupied the building in back without adding sprinklers. 2) Well owner Shane Brown, a.k.a. Big Daddy, has bought the Brownie Apartments next door, where he’s “planning for a mix of retail and VRBO”—and he painted the building white without getting approval from the
county* Summerland Board of Architectural Review. 3) Patrick and Ursula Nesbitt yanked their over-the-top mansion (below) at 120 Montecito Ranch Lane from the auction block, “despite a field of qualified bidders.” (*Thanks to L. for the correction.)
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