July 29, 2021
Tag: UC Santa Barbara
Most Bedrooms at UCSB’s Proposed 5,000-Student Dorm Won’t Have Windows
Other recent news: Challengers emerge for city council members Meagan Harmon and Eric Friedman; the county is not required to enlarge its jail after all; commercial rocket launches made easier at Vandenberg Space Force Base; anonymous gun buyback; updated map for tsunami risk. 1
July 19, 2021
Santa Barbara’s City Administrator Is Stepping Down
Other recent news: Los Angeles County now requires masks indoors; the University of California system will insist students and staff get vaccinated; new recycling plant; the push for more large-scale solar; an increase in stingray stings; more thefts of catalytic converters; monarch butterflies skipping this area. 1
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.
June 30, 2021
Countrywide’s Former CEO Is at War With the Montecito Club
Other recent news: Biltmore employees and Four Seasons head back to mediation; Santa Barbara man accused of running a Ponzi scheme; Riviera homeowner who illegally cut down trees now faces felony charges; UCSB has failed to build promised housing; homeless to be moved to motel for fire season; new home for at-risk young adults; L.A. County wants people to wear masks indoors because of the Delta variant of Covid-19. 2
May 21, 2021
Forward Progress of TV Hill Fire Has Been Stopped
Other recent news: Santa Barbara County to ignore CDC and follow state guidance on masks; yellow tier still out of reach; expanded in-person summer classes at UC Santa Barbara; effort to discourage homeless on Milpas Street; Foodbank food-and-cookware drive this Saturday.
May 7, 2021
Mollusk’s New Shop Is Even Cooler Than the First One
Plus: More Mesa fell out of escrow; two more fall shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl; new-ish used record store on State Street; another big UCSB lease downtown; reopening date for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the answer to last week's "Where in Santa Barbara...?" 1
February 23, 2021
A Makeover for Eastside Neighborhood Park
Other recent news: There's a giant red platform stiletto in a field near the 101; remembering when a Japanese submarine fired on Goleta; former mayor Hal Conklin won't rule out running again; new downtown satellites of UCSB and Westmont College.
January 21, 2021
Southwest Announced Which Cities It’ll Serve From Santa Barbara
Other recent news: Smaller counties such as Santa Barbara got less state pandemic funding; UCSB to resume most in-person classes in the fall; history of the Hilton's rotunda; the grand Potter Hotel that used to be on the beach. 1
November 4, 2020
October 27, 2020
UCSB Students Blocking County From the Next Reopening Tier
Other recent news: Burglary suspect arrested after getting stranded by the rising tide; Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences opens at La Cumbre Plaza; 462 students have left the Santa Barbara Unified School District since June; Santa Barbara looks at ways to increase affordable housing; Carp skate park update.