January 31, 2024
Tag: Montecito Trails Foundation
What’s Next for Franceschi House?
Plus: The Romero Canyon trail has partially reopened; Lyle Lovett at the Lobero Theatre; Natalie Merchant at the Santa Barbara Bowl; Transition House bought an eight-unit apartment building; the Biltmore is seeking approval for a large slate of improvements; the work-in-progress State Street undercrossing; proposed changes at the Montecito Club and La Cumbre Country Club. 6
January 14, 2023
Los Padres National Forest Is Closed for Two Months
Plus: Santa Barbara Airport will have limited parking while improvements are made; update on oil seepage off Summerland's Lookout Park; bluff instability after storms; interior designer Birgit Klein moved her showroom; neat 1930 Mary Craig rental.
September 8, 2022
The Long-Planned Rerouting of McMenemy Trail
Other recent news: The Historic Landmarks Commission panned the apartment complex proposed for De La Vina and Carrillo; the buyer of Ellen DeGeneres's and Portia de Rossi's recent flip; Santa Claus Lane cannabis shop approved; Goleta moves to reduce plastic consumption; Calvary Cemetery plans on adding double-decker crypts; Montecito homicide grows more mysterious; the federal government hopes to overturn the offshore fracking moratorium.
May 26, 2022
New 16-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for State Street
Plus: UCSB is offering tours of its Munger Hall mockup; the Hidden Oaks Golf Club has changed hands; free outdoor movies at the courthouse; Bob Dylan and Oliver Tree at the Santa Barbara Bowl; notable TV Hill house for rent; Hermosillo Road is getting a better bike lane; the Montecito Trails Foundation launches the Hot Springs Stewardship Project; what's up with True Love Always? 6
March 16, 2022
February 21, 2022
Is the County Really Taking Private Property for Trailhead Parking?
"Have you heard anything about 61 parking spaces being added along E. Mountain Drive near the Hot Springs trailhead? The county told a new resident that it's using eminent domain and cutting into people's properties." —J. 5
December 12, 2021
First Look Inside a Jeff Shelton Farmhouse
Plus: The bridge in the Casa Dorinda Open Space has been replaced; Caffe Luxxe was the victim of a smash-and-grab; renderings for a sexy Brutalist house in Carpinteria; Anacapa Architecture is moving to a State Street storefront; a new chapter for the former Avis building in the Funk Zone. 1
September 6, 2021
Two New Additions to Santa Ynez’s Shopping Scene
Plus: Big sale at Dylan Star's Paseo Nuevo store; high-tech parking enforcement; the Lumineers are coming to the Santa Barbara Bowl; suggestions on where to hike while the forest is closed; virtual presentation about the desalination plant; "Where in Santa Barbara...?" answer.
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.
June 20, 2021