May 5, 2021
Back-to-Back Roundabouts Proposed for Highway 101’s Cabrillo Interchange
The preliminary design for the stretch of Highway 101 between Olive Mill and Salinas Street replaces the left exit at Cabrillo with a right one, and it adds a new roundabout—which could end up making three in a row along Cabrillo Boulevard. 2
April 20, 2021
April 9, 2021
Impressive New Craft Studio Opening Downtown
Plus: Gorjana jewelry shop has opened in Montecito; Highway 1 repairs to be completed by April 30; aquarium store Aquatic Jewels opening imminently; price cut and renderings for semi-finished estate; tours of the San Marcos Foothills; book of movie recommendations from the Santa Barbara International Festival; the State Street Advisory Committee seeks members.
March 18, 2021
The Biltmore Reportedly Canceled All 2021 Weddings
Plus: The Urban Flea Market expects to open soon; peek inside an apartment in a Jeff Shelton building; Coast Village house comes back on the market after a $1.65 million price hike; a gym wants to open near Dean coffee shop; Highway 154's Cold Spring Bridge is getting work done.
February 26, 2021
Santa Barbara County Rarely Punishes Covid-19 Scofflaws
Other recent news: Carp hotel moves forward; partisan conflict in the county redistricting commission; the history of the Granada Theatre building and the plan for a backlot plaza; protesters try to stop development near the San Marcos Foothills Preserve; Highway 1 repair timeline; artist Jane Gottlieb's passionate embrace of color. 1
February 11, 2021
The San Ysidro Creek Bridge Is Officially Open
Plus: Granada Theatre penthouse for rent; a tenant at the handsome new Monterey Colonial building on E. De La Guerra; the Cuyama Buckhorn's pool is opening; two more film festival awards; free e-bike demos downtown; a special message for hikers with dogs.
November 2, 2020
October 20, 2020
October 10, 2020
Hiking Trails Have Reopened in Los Padres National Forest
Plus: Ace Rivington's store is moving; Seda Custom Skincare is opening a second location; Aman-inspired house also available as a rental; Lotusland's plant auction is online for the first time; plastic-bag recycling bin reappears at Vons; an attempt to address Highway 101 congestion in Pismo Beach.