October 13, 2020
Partying in Isla Vista Continues Unabated
Other recent news: Santa Barbara school district mulls return to in-person classes; downtown developer says he'll pull the plug on a project (sparing the Press Room); design changes possible for State Street Promenade; rumored buyer of 237-acre Rancho San Carlos; people are shooting wildlife with pellet guns; Cottage Health is allowing limited hospital visitors again; Eco Friendly Cleaners profile; a big tree on Anapamu fell over; the tree of the month; school-board candidate Jackie Reid.
August 30, 2020
Hair Salons Are Allowed to Operate Indoors Again
Other recent news: California has a new system to determine reopening schedule; 13 schools submitted waivers to reopen; UCSB moves almost all classes online and cancels all events and sports; prescribed burn at the UCSB lagoon; UCLA Health's expansion into this area; oil platform update; Carpinteria city council candidates; school-board candidate Virginia Alvarez.
August 25, 2020
Bureaucratic Bickering Over the Olive Mill Roundabout
Other recent news: Fundraising drive for new Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network hospital; census update; UCSB sorority house flouted pandemic rules with a big party; school-board candidate Monie de Wit; fight over Junípero Serra statue in Solvang.
August 19, 2020
The State May Allow Local Elementary Schools to Reopen
Other recent news: Covid-19 spike in Isla Vista; landlords closer to having to pay some tenants "relocation assistance"; two arguments against the rent control proposal; Funk Zone alley closure; Carp rolls back its street closure; Goleta mailbox brouhaha; more.
August 13, 2020
A Final Word on Harry and Meghan’s Montecito Estate
Plus: Degeneres burglary thought to be an inside job; new signage at the rebranded Hyatt Centric on E. Cabrillo; Lotusland's Japanese pavilion is open; a UCSB swimmer's 10-mile ocean swim for Covid-19 relief; the city's draft plan to cope with rising sea levels.
July 10, 2020
County Covid-19 Hospitalizations Hit New High
Other recent news: Carpinteria freeway project completed five months early; a push to extend State Street experiment; memorial to black people killed in the U.S.; Viva store opened in Paseo Nuevo; leasing companies report stable demand for student housing; five Chumash Casino employees have tested positive.
June 23, 2020
Local Health Officials Are Concerned About Hospital Capacity
Other recent news: Nursing homes proving vulnerable to Covid-19; UCSB to hold most fall classes online; temporary bridge being installed on E. Mountain Drive; Montecito Water District's big vote; illegal fireworks; historic downtown building to reopen after renovation.
June 11, 2020
County Allows a New Round of Businesses to Reopen
Other recent news: Updated rules for restaurants and bicyclists on the closed part of State Street; Santa Barbara City College to hold most classes online; two UCSB dining workers tested positive; Goleta city council debated a neck hold used by the police; Patagonia's CEO is stepping down.
May 26, 2020
May 7, 2020
As a fellow Democrat I kindly ask that you take your political banter elsewhere. This is not the place for it. Perhaps Facebook or NextDoor… — Fellow Democrat
I will not stand idily by why some FoxNews watching republitards continue to develop our city for their own personnel gain. These right wing racists… — SB Democrat
These rants read like troll posts. — BW
I agree with you, Nancy. They could build it in one of several styles that are different to the everywhere-already-nouveau-“Spanish” without deviating from what’s local… — BW
The building style will absolutely not age well. — BW
Nancy - agreed. I'm curious what the ABR said in the meeting about how "un-SB" looks. And a pool on site? Give me a break...… — Christine_Z28
Nancy, I agree! Why are developers/architects so intent on chipping away at the SB "look"? If they want to build random buildings that could be… — Keith
So much for consistency of the SB city architecture. The new hotel building style looks out of place and gentrified. Not saying it's a bad… — Nancy
Cat Cora = blow torch or silent partner moving on? — Christine!
Ahh yes, back when being anti-war, pro-free speech and supporting individual freedoms was a very liberal position, fast forward to today and now it's a… — Normal Person