October 6, 2022
Tag: Santa Barbara Police Department
September 29, 2022
Santa Barbara’s Lax Regulation of Short-Term Rentals
Other recent news: Changes coming to the Castillo Street undercrossing; new state laws encourage residential development of commercial land; more on UCSB's controversial Munger Hall dorm; several burglars caught in flagrante delicto; cruise ship season has begun; appeals court blocks attempt to end offshore fracking moratorium; Montecito Med Spa has opened; four cities came to an agreement with the county sheriff over fees; the tree of the month is the paperbark.
September 2, 2022
Santa Barbara Airport Continues to Receive Noise Complaints
Other recent news: The new chief of the Santa Barbara Police Department; the Hotel Virginia on W. Haley Street got renovated; Santa Barbara County votes to sue UCSB over housing shortfall; new traffic signal on Chapala; Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant will keep running till at least 2030; who's on the ballot this November; Play It Again Sports has moved; Fashion Eyes store closing after 34 years. 1
August 6, 2022
Upper Village Mystery Tenant Revealed
Plus: Midcentury estate sale in Lompoc; Jerry Seinfeld at the Arlington; background on a Bradbury Avenue bungalow court; tours of MarBorg's recycling facility; Sunkissed Pantry has opened on Canon Perdido; new State Street gallery devoted to one artist; Santa Barbara Police Department has introduced a special evacuation siren; Yellow Bird Music is moving.
July 19, 2022
Santa Barbara’s Police Headquarters Could Be Done by Mid-2026
Other recent news: Living Vehicle's new sustainable camper; jury to decide Birnam Wood golf dispute; grand opening of the Carpinteria Community Library; the argument for a better pool complex at Ortega Park; the U.S. Navy will expand weapons testing off the coast; Solvang Festival Theater has reopened; the tree of the month is the dragon tree. 2
June 20, 2022
Construction on Three New Roundabouts Should Start in Coming Months
Plus: Activity at the former Victor the Florist storefront; Suzanne Vega to play the Lobero; "Sea and Summit" at Marcia Burtt Gallery; new renderings of the Santa Barbara Police Department headquarters, 250-room Funk Zone hotel, affordable housing on N. La Cumbre, and Birnam Wood's pool and gym; E-Bikery is moving from State Street.
June 6, 2022
Hotel Moratorium to Be Discussed This Week
Other recent news: Paltry number of primary ballots have been submitted so far; the county courthouse is going to undergo repairs; an interview with embattled Santa Barbara Unified School District superintendent Hilda Maldonado; cosmetics entrepreneur bought in Montecito; update on the new Santa Barbara Police Department headquarters; kids' play area opens at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
May 23, 2022
Harry and Meghan Are Said to Be Working on a Reality Show
Other recent news: The Independent declined to endorse a candidate for county sheriff; Santa Barbara Police Department is having trouble hiring; Montecito's history of debris flows; free Covid testing and treatment from the state; some park activity fees will be going up; Arroyo Hondo Preserve has reopened to the public; the tree of the month is the jacaranda.
March 18, 2022
Hollister Ranch Public Access Delayed by 18 Months
Other recent news: Hollister Fire nearly totally contained; groundbreaking set for library plaza downtown; timeline for the new Santa Barbara Police Department headquarters; funding approved for Carpinteria Skate Park; four cities push back at Santa Barbara County Sheriff cost proposals; state assembly candidate suspends campaign; Westmont's observatory reopens to the public.
March 7, 2022
Indian Pink Brings a Blast of Color to State Street
Plus: Town hall regarding the proposed SBPD building; design tweaks to a 34-unit apartment complex in the Haley Street Corridor; Santa Claus Lane art gallery is closing; Corinne Bailey Rae at the Lobero Theatre; new cruelty-free beauty store in Paseo Nuevo; rooster nuisance. 9