June 20, 2022
Tag: Santa Barbara Police Department
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
May 24, 2021
May 14, 2021
The Trapeze School Is Moving Downtown
Other recent news: People who won't return a lost dog to its owners; Santa Barbara Police Department investigation finds no wrongdoing; the Richard Neutra house that caught on fire was destroyed; more Cold Spring School absurdity; Highway 101 wildlife passage delay; could Oxnard and Camarillo airports start allowing commercial flights?; Community Choice Energy approved by the Santa Barbara City Council; California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles will return this summer; Reseda's semi-secret Cactus Ranch. 1
February 13, 2021
County Approves Vaccinations for Age 65 and Older
But shortages remain an issue. Other recent news: Concerns about the revised police headquarters design; Coast Village Road beautification effort; new UCLA Health cancer clinic; Urban Flea Market opening at Paseo Nuevo; juvenile gray whale visits Stearns Wharf; cannabis vs. grapes in the Santa Rita Hills; animatronic dinosaurs to return.
February 11, 2021
January 28, 2021
Biden Moves Toward Banning New Offshore Drilling Here
Other recent news: Santa Barbara City Council votes to require union labor on some construction projects; Montecito Journal argues that county vaccination regulations should be flouted; SBPD likely to get body cameras soon; thefts of catalytic converters are on the rise; Summerland tennis court renovation; artist Andrew Leonard's fresh take on Santa Barbara locales.