August 11, 2022
Tag: Ed St. George
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.
August 8, 2022
Brass Bear Is Opening an Uptown Branch
More food news: A new Japanese restaurant in San Roque; more on Fresco Cafe's imminent move downtown; the Coast Range folks are opening an establishment in the Succulent space; Italian market and deli opening in Solvang; Third Window's smash burger is as good as people say. 2
July 8, 2022
A Push to Remove the Southbound 101 Onramp at San Ysidro Road
Other recent news: New dates for the construction of three roundabouts; a block of Anacapa will become two-way starting this fall; possible new uses for the Earl Warren Showgrounds; pelicans determined to be starving; no charges in Santa Barbara High School prank; groundwater fee in Carpinteria; dreary design proposed for W. Montecito Street hotel. 4
April 25, 2022
Makeover Proposed for the Former Nordstrom Building
Plus: Hotel coming to the vacant lot next to Santa Cruz Market; hotel rates are now 50 percent higher than three years ago; Pacaso opposition on the Riviera; the old Victor the Florist storefront is for lease; Kismet's annex is open in Montecito's Upper Village; discounted membership for the forthcoming CycleBar. 5
November 24, 2021
22-Room Hotel in the Works for Chapala Street
Plus: The Butterfly Lane freeway undercrossing is about to be closed for at least six months; "for lease" sign on the Restoration Hardware space; Sullivan Goss's "100 Grand" show; vacation rentals at Jeff Shelton's El Zapato building; a new company that sells shares in vacation homes has its first listing here.
September 14, 2021
Last Chance to Vote in the Recall Election
Other recent news: Mesa homeowner uses cameras to help foil burglary; E. Micheltorena condominium sent back to drawing board; monarch butterflies haven't returned to eucalyptus grove illegally cut down three years ago; Santa Barbara Trapeze's use of a public park; estate sale of items owned by Unity Shoppe founder Barbara Tellefson; grassroots effort to stop a farm outside Carpinteria from being developed; upcoming hearings on ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart oil production.
August 19, 2020
The State May Allow Local Elementary Schools to Reopen
Other recent news: Covid-19 spike in Isla Vista; landlords closer to having to pay some tenants "relocation assistance"; two arguments against the rent control proposal; Funk Zone alley closure; Carp rolls back its street closure; Goleta mailbox brouhaha; more.
August 4, 2020
July 1, 2020
Santa Barbara Beaches Will Stay Open for the Holiday Weekend
But L.A. and Ventura counties are closing theirs. Other recent news: City considering changes that might help developers downtown; new design for the big project at Milpas and Ortega; ban extended on recreational shooting in Los Padres National Forest; police seek paving scammers.
June 28, 2020
No July 4 Festivities in Santa Barbara or Goleta
And gatherings of 10 or more, even outdoors, are forbidden. Other recent news: County Covid-19 cases are increasing, but hospitals are handling the burden; you can now text 911; Cottage Health's new urgent-care center; two golf courses still closed; proposed changes to four-story development on Milpas.