June 1, 2023
Tag: Channel Islands National Park
The Proposed Expansion of Santa Barbara Airport
Plus: Montecito Meditation expands into yoga and massage; the News-Press parking lot is now a pay lot; where to personalize your hat in Los Olivos; an interesting way to help the Music Academy; Santa Barbara Island has reopened to visitors; oil paintings on view at the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara. 8
January 7, 2023
Two Prominent Properties in Summerland Have Changed Hands
Plus: Four Highway 101 ramps are slated to reopen in coming weeks; new owner for downtown art gallery; Coast Village Road fitness studio has opened; vintage pop-up at the Magic Castle Cabaret; Santa Barbara Island is closed to due to storm damage. 5
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
February 22, 2022
The Santa Barbara Bowl Announced Six More Shows
Including Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, and Rod Stewart. Plus: Victor the Florist is on the road to reopening; East Anacapa Island is closed for dock construction; Ken Bortolazzo and Michael Dvortcsak at Sullivan Goss; update on the mural on the former Church of Skatan building; Lord Huron and First Aid Kit in Paso Robles. 2
August 29, 2021
Increased Speed-Limit Enforcement in Highway 101 Construction Zones
Plus: Another hint that the Biltmore and Coral Casino could be splitting up; antiques store opening in Montecito; rare white abalone spotted off Santa Cruz Island; reading by writer T.C. Boyle; more on the inflatable elephant art project; Santa Barbara Airport parking signage.
June 1, 2021
The San Marcos Foothills Fundraising Drive Got an Extension
Plus: Orangetheory's Santa Barbara studio is finally about to open; Channel Islands National Park seeks public comment on a new campground; revised design for the big apartment complex on Milpas Street; pop-up shop selling local goods coming to State Street; "Where in Santa Barbara...?" answer; anyone know an irrigation specialist?
April 25, 2021
Has the Homeless Hostel Hit a Speed Bump?
Plus: Local apparel brand Covet is opening a store in Montecito; a new Hank Pitcher show at Sullivan Goss; parts of a funky oceanfront Mesa compound are back on the market; input sought regarding the Channel Islands National Park Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan.
February 8, 2021
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October 30, 2020
Tourism Development Proposed on Santa Rosa Island
Plus: Occhiali is closing its downtown store; Coda Studio's home decor shop debuts today in Montecito; Santa Barbara Museum of Art has reopened; Thousand Steps and Andrée Clark Bird Refuge are planning to have some work done; how to complain about the cannabis stink.