August 11, 2022
Tag: Los Padres National Forest
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.
October 12, 2021
September 26, 2021
Santa Barbara to Make Life Difficult for Liquor Stores
Other recent news: Los Padres National Forest has reopened; a long look at the cannabis situation in Carpinteria; Santa Barbara Ice & Propane appears to have closed; Goleta to fight Winchester Canyon cannabis farm; apartment complex at Castillo and Carrillo moves forward. 2
August 30, 2021
Front-Country Trails Included in Statewide Forest Closure
Other recent news: Cruise ship moratorium extended till March; 33 "pallet houses" downtown to temporarily house the homeless; cannabis farmers agree to odor-control measures; two of the zoo's giraffes are pregnant; another section of Montecito sidewalks was completed; new thrift store.
July 20, 2021
Attractive Revamp of a Downtown Commercial Space
Plus: The parking situation on Riven Rock Road; Ridge Trail improvements; the county is seeking poll workers for the gubernatorial recall election; "dwelling units for artists in residence" proposed for Clay Studio; new fire restrictions in Los Padres National Forest; Midland School expansion; a visit to Star Rug Cleaners.
January 10, 2021
Covid Cases Continue to Surge in Santa Barbara County
Other recent news: Grand Montecito estate's new owner revealed; detectives seek help identifying Goleta gunman; UCSB students helping to search for the remains of a teenager who perished in the debris flow; cat reunited with owner after three years; longtime employee purchases Pet House store; Channel Island Surfboards is being bought back by the founders' son; shooting ban extended in Los Padres National Forest.
December 8, 2020
Central Coast Counties Push for Fairer Assessment of ICU Capacity
Other recent news: Goleta man charged with having 92 firearms; Southern California Edison will pay $3.5 million for dumping into Mission Creek; overnight camping prohibited in Los Padres National Forest; Chumash Casino Resort refuses to pause operations.
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.
September 30, 2020
Forest Closure Extended Yet Again
Plus: New York City home store opening in Montecito; Governor Newsom signed the bill banning many rat poisons; 30 new electric-vehicle charging stations at a downtown garage; grants for small businesses coping with Covid-19; royals deny reality show report.
September 25, 2020
Closure of Los Padres National Forest Extended Again
Plus: The county has allowed nail salons to reopen indoors; two Montecito houses slated for demolition; another nine-acre cannabis nursery in Carpinteria; sheep grazing at Skofield Park; Covid-19 update from Sansum Clinic's CEO; help ban a dangerous rat poison.