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
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.
November 9, 2021
An Atlanta-Based Contemporary Art Gallery Is Opening Downtown
Plus: Kismet lingerie-and-jewelry boutique has soft-opened in Montecito; 1930s highway bridge once again visible in Cachuma Lake; the CALM Antique and Vintage Show & Sale is coming up; an aerial shot of the Pepper Hill mound mansion; the latest in outdoor end tables.
July 15, 2021
UCSB Wants to Build an 11-Story Dormitory
Other recent news: Biltmore owner Ty Warner is now using the Four Seasons New York as leverage; Deltopia movie causing consternation in Isla Vista; Montecito lingerie store to be replaced by new lingerie store; California's updated Covid-19-related guidelines for schools; interview with architect Jeff Shelton; the latest head of Santa Barbara City College has resigned; the case against fake grass.