July 27, 2023
Tag: Montecito Water District
April 15, 2022
Many More Dirt Sidewalks Are in the Works for Montecito
Other recent news: Pet paraphernalia shop opens on Coast Village Road; more stores coming to Paseo Nuevo; alleged turtle thief apprehended; UCSB's collection of recorded music on wax cylinders; inside the Montecito Sanitary District; Coral Casino's reopening forecast. 1
January 4, 2022
Cottage Hospital Has Stopped Allowing Visitors Again
Other recent news: Mask mandate extended another month; Covid tests are in short supply; the Santa Barbara Arts shop in La Arcada Plaza is closing after 18 years; a profile of AutoCamp, the Santa Barbara–based chain of Airstream hotels; six people recently robbed Macy's; East Valley Road water main construction; the buyers of a Bali-inspired house in Montecito; a new 112-square-mile nature preserve.
July 1, 2021
Montecito Mercantile Opens This Friday
Plus: An architectural model of the massive underground house being built in Pepper Hill; an ideal amenity for avid golfers; the state of Montecito's water agreement with Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Airbus is once again offering L.A. day trips; a visit to exquisite Hollister Ranch.
May 23, 2021
How the Hilltop Barons Made Santa Barbara What It Is Today
Plus: A new slate of shows at the Lobero Theatre; My Morning Jacket to play the Bowl; SeaVees footwear sale; another look at the "Balinese farmhouse" currently on the market; what the Montecito Water District's radio collector devices will look like; ticks spotted on front-country trails; progress on a bike trail through Carpinteria.
June 26, 2020
Montecito Water District Approves Big Desalination Deal
Plus: Lucky's steakhouse has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for Covid-19; the Montecito Association burns down the welcome wagon; Westside street closure; deadline extended for comments about Los Padres National Forest tree-cutting.
June 23, 2020
Local Health Officials Are Concerned About Hospital Capacity
Other recent news: Nursing homes proving vulnerable to Covid-19; UCSB to hold most fall classes online; temporary bridge being installed on E. Mountain Drive; Montecito Water District's big vote; illegal fireworks; historic downtown building to reopen after renovation.
May 21, 2020
April 28, 2020
County Hospitals Say They’re Equipped for a Covid-19 Surge
Other local news: Quest Diagnostics is now offering an antibody test to qualified customers; woman killed by train in Montecito; sharks spotted off Santa Claus Lane beach; Montecito Water District says it'll be "drought-proof" by summer; Tesla charging stations in Goleta; the man for whom Hollister Avenue was named; "mighty" trees down in Chase Palm Park; city close to extending Paseo Nuevo lease.
February 20, 2020
Wildflower Season Has Started Early on Anacapa Island
Plus: The Santa Barbara Bowl is looking for volunteer ushers; Montecito water update; Turnpike Road onramp to reopen after sinkhole repair; new book by the niece of Lotusland founder Ganna Walska; "late night screenings" of Bong Joon-ho's "The Host."