October 26, 2022
Tag: Munger Residence Hall
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Bought an Oceanfront House Here
Plus: The State Street Promenade will become a "living experiment" for cyclists and pedestrians; UCSB's proposed Munger Hall got two floors smaller; ribbon-cutting for the Randall Road Debris Basin; the candidates for District 1 of the Santa Barbara Unified School District; expansion plans for the Santa Barbara Auto Group. 11
October 4, 2022
The Reason Why Ty Warner and Four Seasons Are Feuding
Other recent news: More on the mockup of UCSB's Munger Hall; the old guard's resistance to change in Solvang; California no longer criminalizes jaywalking; school board candidates face off; Larry David bought in the Hedgerow; the San Jose Creek Bike Path Project in Goleta. 11
September 29, 2022
Santa Barbara’s Lax Regulation of Short-Term Rentals
Other recent news: Changes coming to the Castillo Street undercrossing; new state laws encourage residential development of commercial land; more on UCSB's controversial Munger Hall dorm; several burglars caught in flagrante delicto; cruise ship season has begun; appeals court blocks attempt to end offshore fracking moratorium; Montecito Med Spa has opened; four cities came to an agreement with the county sheriff over fees; the tree of the month is the paperbark.
July 28, 2022
Changes Could Be Coming to Riviera Park
Other recent news: "Love Island" TV show will be filmed at Dos Pueblos Ranch; full-block Funk Zone development starts making its way through city bureaucracy; another option for the Modoc Road bike path; thoughts on the mockup of UCSB's Munger Hall; update on the apartment complex proposed for E. Canon Perdido; Carpinteria extends moratorium on chain stores; State Street Promenade consultant approved.
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
April 29, 2022
Parts of Southern California May Only Water Outdoors Once a Week
Other recent news: Mocked-up interiors of UCSB's monstrous Munger Hall; remembering Pierre Lafond; new route for Fiesta's horse parade; free state park passes at libraries; progress on removing the oil pier infrastructure at Haskell’s Beach; update on the De La Guerra Plaza overhaul. 2
December 18, 2021
Cannabis Tax Revenue Continues to Decline
Other recent news: Upgraded security technology coming to the Santa Barbara airport; Montecito YMCA's new buildings face pushback; Laguna Blanca School has accepted more students than it's allowed to have; the many ways the proposed Munger Hall would affect the campus; Goleta looks at ways to temper the effects of the SB 9 housing bill; a gym has opened the former Sizzler space in Old Town Goleta.
December 4, 2021
Roller Skating and Laser Tag Are Coming to the Old Macy’s Store
Other recent news: Carpinteria city council approved the Surfliner Inn; Santa Barbara County extended its indoor mask mandate; false alarm about local Omicron cases; elected officials are said to be considering a vacancy tax; redistricting narrowed down to three maps; an interview with Jeff Shelton; eight former University of California architects call the proposed Munger Hall a "disaster in the making."
November 30, 2021
What It’s Like to Live in a Windowless Dorm
Other recent news: The county redistricting process continues; outgoing mayor proposes two-percent cap on rent increases; Garden Street apartment complex sent back to the drawing board; update on the Highway 101 wildlife corridor in Gaviota; Santa Barbara will have holiday events in lieu of a parade; the tree of the month is the windmill palm; "The O.C." and "Gossip Girl" creator sells in Hope Ranch.
November 7, 2021
More Fallout from the UCSB Dorm Debacle
While the university explained the rationale for its proposed Munger Hall and benefactor Charlie Munger compared the bedrooms to basement restrooms, students protested, architecture history professors started a petition, and local architects blasted the design. Other recent news: Goleta will sue UCSB over the lack of student housing; Carpinteria High School's Warrior statue will not be redesigned; the Rincon Multi-Use Trail moves forward; more study approved for floating wind farms.