May 6, 2023
Sansum Clinic to Be Bought by Sutter Health
Other recent news: Santa Barbara schools may stop factoring homework in the overall grade; Calle Real Center is getting a makeover; Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation wants to raise a bunch of fees; warehouse proposed for the site of the former West Wind Drive-In; interactive light sculpture at UCSB; environmental review required for Hot Springs trailhead parking initiative; Nashville songwriter buys Hope Ranch house; bikeshare program extended.
March 4, 2022
An Update on the City’s Bikeshare Program
Other recent news: A positive L.A. Times review for the Van Gogh show; board of supervisors gives in to the cannabis industry once again; county district attorney won't seek re-election; call for exhibitions at the upcoming Santa Barbara Fair & Expo; healthcare company signs big lease downtown; the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf reopens March 12; more changes in state mask guidelines.
June 21, 2021
Why Are People So Slow to Ditch Their Masks?
Other recent news: People of color fare worse in Santa Barbara's criminal justice system; bike-rental program to expand to Funk Zone, the waterfront, and Coast Village Road; Santa Barbara Fair & Expo is this week; local designer who makes aprons and biodegradable garbage bags; development likely for lot behind Home Depot; got any Jonathan Winters anecdotes? 1
June 3, 2021
The County Has Pledged to Close Any Foothills Funding Gap
Other recent news: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi bought yet another Montecito property; an update on how the city's bike-rental program is doing; construction of a bike path linking Santa Claus Lane and Carpinteria will start next year.
February 3, 2021
20,000 Honeybees Colonize State Street Office Closed for Covid-19
Other recent news: Recent rainfall did little to help fill reservoirs; city council approved Sea Level Rise Adaption Plan and bikeshare expansion to the Waterfront; 23 miles of Highway 1 closed for months; the Inn at Zaca Creek is open; furniture maker John Spivey; fighter jets training over the Central Coast.
January 25, 2021
Bike-Sharing Launches This Thursday in Santa Barbara
Plus: The zoo's oldest resident has died; an easy way to help small businesses around here; survey about county recreation planning; Southwest airfares; aquatic rehab facility in the works at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital; a big new basement in Montecito; Elings Park tennis office remodel; new renderings of four-story building proposed for De La Vina Street.
January 20, 2021
More Hotels Join the Day-Pass Trend
Plus: Hendry's Beach improvements completed; hotel conversion on State Street seeks submissions by local artists and craftspeople; Blue Sands Inn is getting an upgrade; fancy Riven Rock estate back on the market after a $4.25-million price cut; bike-share perks for early adopters.
January 13, 2021
Santa Barbara’s Electric Bikes Should Be Rentable Within Weeks
Other recent news: Who'll get vaccinated after healthcare workers; the buyer of Ellen DeGeneres's East Valley Road house; a new group hopes to revitalize downtown; the Pea Soup Andersen’s building in Buellton is for sale; Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County chair will step down; school district votes to pause failing grades; the tree of the month.
December 18, 2020
November 23, 2020
Burglaries at Beach Parking Lots and Trailheads
Other recent news: Los Angeles County to pause outdoor dining; curfew instituted for Santa Barbara County; Vandenberg Air Force Base didn't make the U.S. Space Command cut; bike-sharing enrollment kiosks to be nine feet tall; $51 million in new financing for Kate Farms.