September 18, 2021
Tag: Ortega Park
Governor Newsom Signs Housing Bills That Could Make Neighborhoods Much Denser
Other recent news: The renovation of Ortega Park finally moves forward; unanticipated drop in cannabis-tax revenues; county considers more stringent cannabis permitting; the rumored settlement for Santa Barbara's transportation chief; the unvaccinated dominate local Covid hospitalizations; Goleta formalizes in-lieu fees for affordable housing; Carpinteria is shifting to electing its city council by district; new water stations at Alameda and Shoreline parks; dangerous citrus pest found in Santa Barbara County; 82-unit apartment complex on Milpas gets approved.
September 12, 2021
The Story Behind Eight Jeff Shelton Buildings
Plus: Ortega Park redesign; Planned Parenthood book sale is coming up; Hacienda by Bonita Lifestyle's Summerland shop is closing (and everything is on sale); disrespectful hikers; Charles Arnoldi show at Caldwell Snyder Gallery; the city's odd bingo game. 1
August 9, 2021
Signs of Life at State Street’s Toy Train Museum
Plus: A new home for the Vintage Fox antiques store; the latest on Ortega Park's murals; another push for landmark designation for the Bungalow Haven neighborhood; a neat new residence proposed for downtown; the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments seeks committee members. 1
January 31, 2021
January 17, 2021
Improvements Proposed for the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge
Other recent news: Wider vaccine eligibility, but supplies remain limited; Santa Barbara County's Covid-19 spread is highest in the state; city council moves forward on banning natural gas in new construction; an educated guess about which cities Southwest Airlines might serve; Goleta is testing new streetlights; the argument for keeping Ortega Park's murals; Paso Robles is subsidizing gift cards to help local businesses. 1
December 3, 2020
Imminent New Lockdown for Santa Barbara County
Other recent news: County sheriff dismisses idea of a civilian review board; Ortega Park renovation held up over murals; more on the Surfliner Inn meeting; Hot Springs Road walking path; leaky Summerland wells capped; Atascadero monolith destroyed by vandals; the artist behind the Candy Land house.
November 2, 2020
May 21, 2020
May 5, 2020
First Look at the New Design for Ortega Park
Other local news: Plum Goods on State Street has closed; Goleta is considering a one-percent sales-tax increase; antibody tests available, but they're unreliable; developer Ed St. George on how to fix Santa Barbara; embattled cultural center finally shuttered.
May 1, 2020