June 17, 2022
Tag: UC Santa Barbara
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
May 13, 2022
Carpinteria Carpool Lanes Will Be Open by Next Month
Other recent news: I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival is back at the Mission; county sheriff candidates debate; school superintendent challenger backs out of election forum because she didn't like the rules; motorcycle sidecar tours come to Santa Barbara; UCSB's North Campus Open Space officially opens; Carpinteria to consider a moratorium on new chain businesses; avocado larceny. 2
April 29, 2022
Parts of Southern California May Only Water Outdoors Once a Week
Other recent news: Mocked-up interiors of UCSB's monstrous Munger Hall; remembering Pierre Lafond; new route for Fiesta's horse parade; free state park passes at libraries; progress on removing the oil pier infrastructure at Haskell’s Beach; update on the De La Guerra Plaza overhaul. 2
April 15, 2022
Many More Dirt Sidewalks Are in the Works for Montecito
Other recent news: Pet paraphernalia shop opens on Coast Village Road; more stores coming to Paseo Nuevo; alleged turtle thief apprehended; UCSB's collection of recorded music on wax cylinders; inside the Montecito Sanitary District; Coral Casino's reopening forecast. 1
January 13, 2022
Should This Block of State Street Be Closed to Cars?
Other recent news: Carpinterians will get to vote about the proposed Surfliner Inn; new candidates for the state assembly; UCSB will let professors decide whether to teach in person, while SBCC is going remote; vigilante trail closure; trapeze school likely to remain in Vera Cruz Park; Santa Barbara County moves forward on buying a Goleta motel for the homeless; UFOs appear to be drawn to the Channel Islands.
December 24, 2021
15,000 Monarch Butterflies Have Returned to Goleta
Other recent news: Charlie Munger bought an $11 million house in Montecito; local TV personality accused of fraud; UCSB to start winter quarter online; more analysis of the county redistricting; buyer of Ellwood Ranch has no plans to develop it.
December 18, 2021
Cannabis Tax Revenue Continues to Decline
Other recent news: Upgraded security technology coming to the Santa Barbara airport; Montecito YMCA's new buildings face pushback; Laguna Blanca School has accepted more students than it's allowed to have; the many ways the proposed Munger Hall would affect the campus; Goleta looks at ways to temper the effects of the SB 9 housing bill; a gym has opened the former Sizzler space in Old Town Goleta.
December 4, 2021
Roller Skating and Laser Tag Are Coming to the Old Macy’s Store
Other recent news: Carpinteria city council approved the Surfliner Inn; Santa Barbara County extended its indoor mask mandate; false alarm about local Omicron cases; elected officials are said to be considering a vacancy tax; redistricting narrowed down to three maps; an interview with Jeff Shelton; eight former University of California architects call the proposed Munger Hall a "disaster in the making."