November 23, 2022
Tag: Music Academy of the West
Mysterious Activity at One of Montecito’s Biggest Properties
Plus: Santa Barbara Bowl Christmas tree lot isn't happening this year; Hermosillo Road finally gets advance Highway 101 signage; the Music Academy of the West shortened its name; new clothing store coming to State Street; Inn at Mattei's Tavern will open in February; updated rendering of Santa Barbara High School’s forthcoming VADA building; golf store changes hands (and brings in pickleball equipment). 3
October 7, 2022
Another Santa Claus Lane Shop Is Closing
Plus: Progress comes to the Music Academy of the West; the county is mulling bike and pedestrian improvements near Montecito beaches; opening date set for Santa Barbara Hives's shop in San Roque; holiday revue at the Lobero; a question about the former QAD campus; antique owl prints at the Museum of Natural History. 4
March 12, 2022
Cannabis Revenue Is Projected to Be 33 Percent Less Than Forecast
Other recent news: Santa Barbara looks at raising parking rates; cruise ships are expected to return this month; judge rules against Randall Road Debris Basin holdout; board of supervisors voted to nix ExxonMobil's trucking plan; Cottage Hospital's emergency room is getting renovated; possible name change for the Music Academy of the West; fires banned in the Santa Barbara front country; the Rite Aid on State Street has closed; Republican candidate for state assembly; what life is like for a Montecito real estate agent. 1
March 1, 2022
Is the Music Academy of the West Adding Pedestrian Gates?
"I was walking my dog when I saw a couple of guys working at the Music Academy of the West. They said they were measuring in preparation for the installation of pedestrian gates. Does that mean the public will no longer be allowed on the campus?" —J.
December 29, 2021
June 9, 2021
Another Chunk of Highway 101 Will Be Under Construction for Years
Other recent news: Santa Barbara County has entered the yellow tier; the city is looking for a hotel to house the homeless; inside a fashion-company founder's Montecito estate; a new company that does composting for you; Chapala Street lane reduction; El Capitán State Beach closure pushed back; sexual harassment lawsuit against former Santa Barbara finance director; Music Academy of the West's 2021 season announced; the upcoming Santa Barbara Studio Artists open studio tour; the Biden administration's effort to retool Section 1031 exchanges.
April 30, 2020
Governor Newsom Backed Down on Threat to Close Our Beaches
Other local news: Apartment complex proposed for lower State Street; hospitals to resume elective procedures and surgeries; interview with police chief Lori Luhnow; the war between winemakers and cannabis farmers; more on Carp's great white sharks; county seeks grand jury volunteers; Santa Barbara Foundation's new CEO; Music Academy of West's pandemic plan B.