January 25, 2023
Tag: UC Santa Barbara
The Results of a Community Survey About State Street
Other recent news: The buyer of Ellen DeGeneres's Ennisbrook hacienda; 82-unit apartment complex on Milpas gets final design approval; bike lane construction to start on W. Mission Street; Santa Barbara Central Library has partially reopened; Santa Ynez now has a cannabis shop; revised Munger Hall design expected this summer; the tree of the month is the Kentia palm; St. Regis Princeville Resort to become a 1 Hotel, with a focus on wellness. 2
October 26, 2022
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Bought an Oceanfront House Here
Plus: The State Street Promenade will become a "living experiment" for cyclists and pedestrians; UCSB's proposed Munger Hall got two floors smaller; ribbon-cutting for the Randall Road Debris Basin; the candidates for District 1 of the Santa Barbara Unified School District; expansion plans for the Santa Barbara Auto Group. 11
October 4, 2022
The Reason Why Ty Warner and Four Seasons Are Feuding
Other recent news: More on the mockup of UCSB's Munger Hall; the old guard's resistance to change in Solvang; California no longer criminalizes jaywalking; school board candidates face off; Larry David bought in the Hedgerow; the San Jose Creek Bike Path Project in Goleta. 11
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
July 28, 2022
Changes Could Be Coming to Riviera Park
Other recent news: "Love Island" TV show will be filmed at Dos Pueblos Ranch; full-block Funk Zone development starts making its way through city bureaucracy; another option for the Modoc Road bike path; thoughts on the mockup of UCSB's Munger Hall; update on the apartment complex proposed for E. Canon Perdido; Carpinteria extends moratorium on chain stores; State Street Promenade consultant approved.
July 22, 2022
The When, Where, and What of This Year’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Other recent news: UCSB chancellor won't cooperate in hit-and-run investigation; Aloha Fun Center says it'll open next month; roller-skating shop coming to Paseo Nuevo; the state of insurance in Montecito; Magic Castle Cabaret isn't reopening after all; Carrillo Street gymnasium to get a makeover; FlightAware founder bought in Montecito; how drought and other factors are affecting Ojai farming. 2
June 17, 2022
The Sears Auto Center at La Cumbre Plaza Has a New Tenant
Other recent news: An update on the Coral Casino's renovations; chef Charlie Palmer is working on a Santa Barbara hotel; interview with police chief Barney Melekian; Santa Barbara Junior High School's flagpole has been replaced; Goleta voters to decide on small sales tax increase; weekly market at La Casa de la Raza; proposed UCSB staff housing moves forward. 2
May 28, 2022
Should All the Parklets on State Street Be Removed?
Other recent news: Covid infections are up but the healthcare system is handling it; the Garden Street Hotel in the Funk Zone moved forward; the county finally tightens some cannabis regulations; this year's county cannabis tax revenue is forecast to be 40 percent less than expected; local media discovers Pacaso fractional-ownership and its opponents; rules adjusted for irrigation wells; a new two-mile trail east of Ventura.
May 26, 2022
New 16-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed for State Street
Plus: UCSB is offering tours of its Munger Hall mockup; the Hidden Oaks Golf Club has changed hands; free outdoor movies at the courthouse; Bob Dylan and Oliver Tree at the Santa Barbara Bowl; notable TV Hill house for rent; Hermosillo Road is getting a better bike lane; the Montecito Trails Foundation launches the Hot Springs Stewardship Project; what's up with True Love Always? 6