January 5, 2022
Tag: Hotel Californian
Broad Street Oyster Company Is Taking Over the Cubaneo Space
More food news: Mangione's Italian Ice is finally getting ready to open; Montecito Wine Bistro's return has been pushed back; Handlebar's Canon Perdido annex has opened; Old Town Coffee's tipping policy; Choppa Poke's downtown outpost closed; the Hotel Californian's Foley Food & Wine Society will coexist next to Blackbird; Petit Valentien's long vacation. 7
January 3, 2022
The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern Has Begun Taking Reservations
Plus: Kismet lingerie-and-jewelry boutique is already expanding; Isla boutique in the Hotel Californian has closed; Maune Contemporary art gallery opens this week; more on a prominent Channel Drive property; book recommendation for people who love Santa Barbara history.
September 30, 2021
The Central Coast Finally Gets Some Michelin Stars
More food news: Oat Bakery will be closed for a bit next week; the Rustic Canyon folks are opening a restaurant/bakery in Ojai with Kate's Breads; Healthy Warrior meal-prep service taking over former restaurant space on Chapala; winery opening in the Public Market; Foley Food & Wine Society debuted at the Hotel Californian. 1
September 2, 2021
The Hotel Californian’s New Owner Has a Plan for the Blackbird Space
Plus: Bar Le Côte opens tonight (but without beer and wine for now); a new project from the pastry chef of Corazón Cocina and the Project; VeganGreenGo has closed; the dining room at Solvang's Coast Range finally debuts. 3
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.
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November 16, 2019
Improvements to California’s Insurance of Last Resort
Other recent news: Private helistop rejected; final election results; has the cannabis industry bought favor with Carp school officials?; power company settles public-entity fire/debris flow claims; San Ysidro roundabout; Funk Zone parking vote; Montecito watershed masterplan; Carp dog park.