January 13, 2022
Tag: Santa Barbara City College
Should This Block of State Street Be Closed to Cars?
Other recent news: Carpinterians will get to vote about the proposed Surfliner Inn; new candidates for the state assembly; UCSB will let professors decide whether to teach in person, while SBCC is going remote; vigilante trail closure; trapeze school likely to remain in Vera Cruz Park; Santa Barbara County moves forward on buying a Goleta motel for the homeless; UFOs appear to be drawn to the Channel Islands.
November 22, 2021
A New Tenant for the Old Church of Skatan Building
Plus: The top floor of the Big Yellow House is being converted to residential; SBCC's track and stairs have reopened for public use on weekends and holidays; makers' market at De La Guerra Plaza this weekend; large new mixed-use development, including a 200-room hotel, proposed for downtown Ojai; a tip about reserved parking at LAX. 2
September 5, 2021
Failed Rocket Launch Sent Debris Raining Down
Other recent news: Ty Warner's ex claims he abused her and hid assets; SBCC's stadium is still closed to the public; a Montecito house was moved; antiques store opens in Paseo Nuevo; members of Historic Landmarks Commission ticked off about city's closing of a paseo; Trek Foundation helping to improve mountain-biking trails; analysis of a city council candidate forum.
August 26, 2021
Hillside Burned in Loma Fire Is Declared Safe
Other recent news: Board of Supervisors mull vaccine mandate for county employees; Ventura County finally issues indoor mask order; new State Street shops; the interesting history of Turnpike Road; surprising endorsements in the upcoming election; new interim head of Santa Barbara City College.
August 6, 2021
Biltmore Employees to Vote on a Lowball Severance Offer
Other recent news: The Santa Barbara transportation manager alleging discrimination urged his religious group to "take over" the city; disagreement over whether to regulate sidewalk vendors; SBCC approves vaccine mandate; Montecito boutique Juniper has changed locations; cannabis-industry machinations in Camarillo; thirty miles of Highway 101 in Ventura County will get widened.
July 15, 2021
UCSB Wants to Build an 11-Story Dormitory
Other recent news: Biltmore owner Ty Warner is now using the Four Seasons New York as leverage; Deltopia movie causing consternation in Isla Vista; Montecito lingerie store to be replaced by new lingerie store; California's updated Covid-19-related guidelines for schools; interview with architect Jeff Shelton; the latest head of Santa Barbara City College has resigned; the case against fake grass.
July 4, 2021
California Moved Closer to Decriminalizing Psychedelic Drugs
Other recent news: Parking issues at Santa Barbara Airport; tax increase on gasoline; Santa Barbara City College faculty is upset that the college won't insist on vaccinations; Montecito Fire Department's vent retrofit program; new luxury horse facility in Santa Ynez.
June 17, 2021
Baby Steps Toward Opening Hollister Ranch Beaches to the Public
Other recent news: Westmont's "Pickle Tree" is being cut down; MacKenzie Scott gave $20 million to Santa Barbara City College; Montecito man helps a family of ducks; the harbor mini-mart reopened with a new name; citizens’ groups disagree over cannabis deals; another Edhat classic.
July 10, 2020
County Covid-19 Hospitalizations Hit New High
Other recent news: Carpinteria freeway project completed five months early; a push to extend State Street experiment; memorial to black people killed in the U.S.; Viva store opened in Paseo Nuevo; leasing companies report stable demand for student housing; five Chumash Casino employees have tested positive.
June 11, 2020
County Allows a New Round of Businesses to Reopen
Other recent news: Updated rules for restaurants and bicyclists on the closed part of State Street; Santa Barbara City College to hold most classes online; two UCSB dining workers tested positive; Goleta city council debated a neck hold used by the police; Patagonia's CEO is stepping down.