February 13, 2022
Tag: Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Seven-Foot-Tall Sunflower Sculptures Proposed for State Street
Plus: Over-the-top Valentine's Day decorations on Foothill Road; plans to tear down a 20-year-old estate on Picacho Lane; the 747 Designs shop is having a big sale before it closes; this year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival slate; a revised take on a big Eucalyptus Hill house. 1
December 1, 2021
A Production Designer Has Opened a Stylish Shop
Plus: Lots of great vendors at the Victoria Court holiday market; the Goo Goo Dolls play the Bowl next fall; what's happening at Summerland's gas station; pop-up gallery on De La Guerra Plaza from Oat Bakery's Louise Ulrich; Slingshot/Alpha Art Studio is moving; three new local books for your gift list. 1
November 15, 2021
33-Unit Apartment Complex in the Works for Garden Street
Plus: Santa Barbara's Parade of Lights is back on this year; a new rendering of the SoMo Funk development taking over an entire Funk Zone block; Hot Springs spec house pre-sells for a big number; good news about the Highway 101 construction ramp reopenings; bluff landslide in Isla Vista; online Q&A with actor Christopher Lloyd; $4 million price cut for Butterfly Beach house.
November 4, 2021
A Local Jewelry Brand’s New Shop Downtown
Plus: A visit to Aloes in Wonderland; author Susan Orlean at Chaucer's Books; screenings of "Santa Barbara Weed Country" documentary; a presentation by architect Marc Appleton at the University Club; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?" stumper; care to recommend a movie theater?
August 19, 2021
Your Recall Ballot Should Arrive Soon (So Please Vote)
Plus: The new apartment building under construction at Santa Barbara and De La Guerra has come a long way; the Well is opening another location nearby; Rebecca Bjork named interim city administrator; film festival passes and ticket packages are 25 percent off; mailbox robbery and replacement. 2
June 15, 2021
First Look Inside the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern
Plus: Trevor Noah, Haim, and Van Morrison at the Santa Barbara Bowl; dates announced for next year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Pu'u Muay Thai martial arts school has moved; fossilized leaves in the sidewalk; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?"
April 9, 2021
Impressive New Craft Studio Opening Downtown
Plus: Gorjana jewelry shop has opened in Montecito; Highway 1 repairs to be completed by April 30; aquarium store Aquatic Jewels opening imminently; price cut and renderings for semi-finished estate; tours of the San Marcos Foothills; book of movie recommendations from the Santa Barbara International Festival; the State Street Advisory Committee seeks members.
March 11, 2021
The Former Macy’s Building Is Being Repositioned as Offices
Plus: The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced this year's lineup; update on the West Beach splash playground timeline; the Mujeres Makers Market is seeking partners; Victorian triplex gets a renovation and price cut.
March 8, 2021
A Look Back at the Tea Gardens Above Montecito
Plus: The plan for a splash playground near the harbor; Carey Mulligan to be honored by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and how to watch the festival from home; Hope Ranch rental comes with priority access to private jet; more on the plan to extend the new Hot Springs sidewalk; furniture showroom opening on State Street. 3
February 16, 2021