October 10, 2021
Tag: Montecito Club
A Possible New Social Club for Adults and Kids
Plus: The rehabilitation of the Thousand Steps Beach stairs; more alteration to the Montecito Club's facilities; nice house for rent above Westmont College; "Urban Landscapes" at Thomas Reynolds Gallery; submissions wanted for Community Arts Workshop exhibit.
July 11, 2021
Travel In and Out of Santa Barbara Is Way Up
Other recent news: The Planning Commission insists on changes from the Montecito Club; a new location for this fall's California Avocado Festival; Marymount School has changed its name; Floyd Mayweather boxing studio opening here; two brothers have picked up tons of garbage this summer; News-Press rebuked by the National Labor Relations Board; the restoration of All Saints-by-the-Sea church is complete.
July 7, 2021
Should These Old Hangars Be Preserved?
Other recent news: Inflatable elephant spotted around town; Montecito Club's fight for as-built approval; water supplies and the drought situation; rapid Covid testing for travel and events; Circus Vargas opens this week; improvements to a Hope Ranch pedestrian bridge; new boat hotels in the Ventura harbor; Ojai home store; Solvang has been called an “adult Disneyland." 5
July 5, 2021
New Apartment Complex Proposed for the Former Volkswagen Dealership Downtown
Plus: San Ysidro Ranch has added a miniature golf course; cool house overlooking Hendry's Beach likely to be torn down; site visit to see the Montecito Club's violations firsthand; clarification about what sold at 101 Mesa Lane; Jan and Dean are playing the Lobero. 1
June 30, 2021
Countrywide’s Former CEO Is at War With the Montecito Club
Other recent news: Biltmore employees and Four Seasons head back to mediation; Santa Barbara man accused of running a Ponzi scheme; Riviera homeowner who illegally cut down trees now faces felony charges; UCSB has failed to build promised housing; homeless to be moved to motel for fire season; new home for at-risk young adults; L.A. County wants people to wear masks indoors because of the Delta variant of Covid-19. 2
June 27, 2021
A Snazzy Upgrade in Downtown Carpinteria
Plus: The Montecito Club is getting a 1,100-square-foot "golf simulator facility"; $2 million price chop for a Shepard Mesa estate; 48-unit low-income housing proposed for N. La Cumbre Road; nine-unit complex proposed for S. Voluntario Street; new bus terminal in Goleta.
April 26, 2021
April 13, 2021
Proposed State Legislation Could Dramatically Increase Housing Density
Other recent news: Santa Barbara City Council considers cracking down on homeless and investing in housing; the Montecito Club reopened with new amenities; what's up with the former Enterprise Fish Co. building; dismal tourism tax revenues.
March 15, 2021
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.