February 1, 2024
Tag: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Canceled an Exhibit Because It Wasn’t Diverse Enough
Other recent news: Voting underway for a downtown Community Benefit Improvement District; recapping the meeting about the Carpinteria Bluffs hotel project; the Coral Casino reopened; water damage has temporarily shuttered the Granada Theatre; the X Games are returning to Ventura; Modoc Road multi-use trail update; the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic’s new Westside clinic was allowed to be a bit taller. 28
December 5, 2023
November 16, 2023
The Biltmore Is Building a Lazy River Pool in Its Front Yard
Plus: A doubleheader of artist William Wegman; State Street Promenade bike lane; Willie Nelson to play the Santa Barbara Bowl; Community Arts Workshop's "Ready to Hang" show; question about where to find good souvenir T-shirts; Studio's new record label and beverage line. 7
September 23, 2023
The City Is Working on a Deal to Demolish Paseo Nuevo for Housing
Other recent news: Carpinteria's Coastal View News says it's at risk of going out of business; Santa Barbara Museum of Art relinquishes stolen artwork; investigating tar balls appearing on local beaches; renoviction fears hang over big Bath Street apartment complex; efforts to stop people from falling off Isla Vista bluffs.
June 26, 2023
Punch Vintage Shop Is Closing
Plus: Santa Barbara Tire & Service Center is opening a second location; drawings by James Castle at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Maune Contemporary gallery is relocating; ZZ Top at the Arlington Theatre; the Jerry Douglas Band and the Wallflowers at the Lobero Theatre.
February 6, 2023
The Provenance of the Blue Vases Atop the Presidio Plaza Building
Plus: Goleta hotel to be rebranded; health warning lifted for Miramar Beach and Fernald Point Beach; vintage-and-makers collective opening on State Street; neighborhood art-studio tours in Ojai; new show at My Pet Ram gallery; novelist Rachel Cusk in person.
January 19, 2023
Highway 154 Has Reopened
Other recent news: Untreated sewage spill affects Montecito beach; Santa Barbara County to get federal storm relief; harbor to be dredged next week; Goleta Beach Park is closed for "emergency beach nourishment"; several radio station still off the air; no word when Route 150 between Carpinteria and Ojai will reopen; Santa Barbara Museum of Art sued over Egon Schiele drawing allegedly stolen by Nazis; Cabrillo Boulevard arts and crafts market to get reorganized; Summerland oil seepage is likely natural. 1
December 2, 2022
The “Victor the Florist” Signage Has Been Removed
Plus: Olive Mill ramp closures have been pushed back; an explanation for the activity at Rancho San Carlos; State Street survey; The Great Junk Hunt flea market is on in Ventura; Brett Young to play the Santa Barbara Bowl; Marshall Brown collages at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 4
June 9, 2022
New Look for 63-Unit Apartment Complex on Carrillo
Plus: Amusing local stuff on Craigslist; the Blasters are coming to town; the Montecito Fire Department's July 4 pancake breakfast is back; Michael E. Long solo show; midcentury abstract art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; keep your eyes on the prices at Bristol Farms. 2
March 4, 2022
An Update on the City’s Bikeshare Program
Other recent news: A positive L.A. Times review for the Van Gogh show; board of supervisors gives in to the cannabis industry once again; county district attorney won't seek re-election; call for exhibitions at the upcoming Santa Barbara Fair & Expo; healthcare company signs big lease downtown; the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf reopens March 12; more changes in state mask guidelines.