July 15, 2021
Tag: 351 Woodley Road
Pepper Hill’s Underground Lair Is Getting Landscaped
Plus: Initial steps toward redoing the West Beach wading pool; new tenant for the other half of the Greyhound bus station; Khruangbin at the Santa Barbara Bowl; watercolors at Thomas Reynolds Gallery; survey regarding fitness equipment at Dwight Murphy Field; New York City gallery popping up in the Funk Zone. 1
July 1, 2021
Montecito Mercantile Opens This Friday
Plus: An architectural model of the massive underground house being built in Pepper Hill; an ideal amenity for avid golfers; the state of Montecito's water agreement with Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Airbus is once again offering L.A. day trips; a visit to exquisite Hollister Ranch.
August 18, 2020
July 7, 2020
June 15, 2020
Montecito’s Most Interesting House Has Taken a New Turn
Plus: How to voice opposition to Pat Nesbitt's private helispot; Cuyama collaboration yields nifty T-shirts to benefit Black Lives Matter; new shop at the Rosewood Miramar Beach; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's Santa Barbara Bowl show has been rescheduled; is that a viewing pavilion under construction way up Hot Springs Road?
April 23, 2020
The Rental Market Is Really Heating Up
Plus: George Washington Smith's first house is available for rent again; checking in on the giant bunker under construction in Pepper Hill; the Montecito Association wants to close trailhead parking to non-locals; San Ysidro Road correction; ham hock.
March 20, 2020
Real Estate Agents Are Now Discouraged From Showing Houses
Plus: Checking in on the underground lair being built in Pepper Hill; Santa Ynez farm marketed as Covid-19 hideout; UCSB Arts & Lectures canceled its season; cops expect more domestic disturbance calls due to cabin fever; a chillier welcome on Riven Rock Road.
March 19, 2020
Up, Down, and All Around Montecito’s Pepper Hill
Once the site of a Midwestern zinc magnate's winter retreat, the community on the Montecito side of Eucalyptus Hill makes for a pleasantly varied stroll, with dazzling ocean and mountain views. Plus, you can check in on the fabulous lair currently under construction there. 2
November 5, 2019