November 17, 2022
Tag: Aloha Fun Center
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.
August 11, 2022
The City Has Called a Meeting About Coast Village Road’s Parklets
Other recent news: Why Aloha Fun Center is delayed another month or two; new start dates for Olive Mill and San Ysidro roundabouts; progress for the West Beach hotel project; could oil rigs be turned into artificial reefs?; 34 trees to be removed for Modoc Road bike path; Heal the Ocean's Hillary Hauser has a new memoir; school board member won't seek reelection; the recent buyer of a prominent Hot Springs house; public comment sought about Los Padres forest thinning.
July 22, 2022
The When, Where, and What of This Year’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Other recent news: UCSB chancellor won't cooperate in hit-and-run investigation; Aloha Fun Center says it'll open next month; roller-skating shop coming to Paseo Nuevo; the state of insurance in Montecito; Magic Castle Cabaret isn't reopening after all; Carrillo Street gymnasium to get a makeover; FlightAware founder bought in Montecito; how drought and other factors are affecting Ojai farming. 2
April 11, 2022
63-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Carrillo Street
Plus: Speed limits on Las Positas and Modoc are likely to change; the Belmond El Encanto tweaked its name; the Aloha Fun Center still has no idea when it will open; new Santa Cruz Island campground in the works; Amos Lee to play the Lobero. 2
January 13, 2022
A New Tenant for the Sears Building at La Cumbre Plaza
Plus: A peek inside the roller rink opening on State Street; the Magic Castle Cabaret space is said to be getting a new chapter; Hueneme Supply Co. is moving into the old Tent Merchant compound; updates on Highway 101's Sheffield ramps; recycling centers have reopened; major price cut on Ortega Ridge; good housepeeking at a historic $95,000-per-month rental. 1
December 4, 2021
Roller Skating and Laser Tag Are Coming to the Old Macy’s Store
Other recent news: Carpinteria city council approved the Surfliner Inn; Santa Barbara County extended its indoor mask mandate; false alarm about local Omicron cases; elected officials are said to be considering a vacancy tax; redistricting narrowed down to three maps; an interview with Jeff Shelton; eight former University of California architects call the proposed Munger Hall a "disaster in the making."