September 21, 2023
Coral Casino Members Hit With a Huge Hike in Dues
Plus: Construction on the State Street undercrossing will start next month; Mad Fitness is going on hiatus; deals at downtown shops this week; Her the Label knitwear showroom; Pacaso price jump on East Valley Road; how to rent the Arlington Theatre marquee. 4
September 18, 2022
June 2, 2022
City Council to Consider a Moratorium on New Hotels
Other recent news: Santa Barbara High School students caught mid-prank; candidates for county school superintendent debate; possible explanation for why pelicans are getting sick; local Pacaso owner tells his side of the story; a year of closures for the southbound Seacliff off-ramp; Santa Barbara mulls a commercial vacancy tax. 5
May 29, 2022
Vuori Is Opening a Santa Barbara Store
Plus: Pacaso is trying to drum up interest in another Montecito house; imminent reopening for Sheffield Drive on-ramps; construction to start at a busy Montecito intersection; paintings of swimming pools at Sullivan Goss; public hearings about congestion relief along the Highway 101 corridor from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara; more on the pressure cookers attached to utility poles.
May 28, 2022
Should All the Parklets on State Street Be Removed?
Other recent news: Covid infections are up but the healthcare system is handling it; the Garden Street Hotel in the Funk Zone moved forward; the county finally tightens some cannabis regulations; this year's county cannabis tax revenue is forecast to be 40 percent less than expected; local media discovers Pacaso fractional-ownership and its opponents; rules adjusted for irrigation wells; a new two-mile trail east of Ventura.
May 4, 2022
The Big Yellow House Has a New Tenant
Plus: The Beads shop is closing after 38 years; the Santa Barbara Antique Show is coming up; Pacaso's Riviera house sold out; another Jeff Bezos rumor; UCLA Health to open a 21,900-square-foot office downtown; Rüfüs Du Sol and the mariachi festival at the Bowl. 1
April 27, 2022
April 25, 2022
Makeover Proposed for the Former Nordstrom Building
Plus: Hotel coming to the vacant lot next to Santa Cruz Market; hotel rates are now 50 percent higher than three years ago; Pacaso opposition on the Riviera; the old Victor the Florist storefront is for lease; Kismet's annex is open in Montecito's Upper Village; discounted membership for the forthcoming CycleBar. 5
April 13, 2022
Can Anything Be Done About Pacaso Owners Who Like to Party?
"We found out the hard way that a house near us is part of the vacation-ownership site Pacaso. We're wondering if this business model is legal in our area, because our new one-eighth-share neighbors are partying it up when they're in town." —M. 15
November 24, 2021
22-Room Hotel in the Works for Chapala Street
Plus: The Butterfly Lane freeway undercrossing is about to be closed for at least six months; "for lease" sign on the Restoration Hardware space; Sullivan Goss's "100 Grand" show; vacation rentals at Jeff Shelton's El Zapato building; a new company that sells shares in vacation homes has its first listing here.