September 17, 2023
Tyger Tyger Is Closing Today
More food news: Frozen Bettina pizza is now available through Kitchenette; peeking through the windows of the Ellwood, Turnpike Center cantina, Silvers Omakase, and Shalhoob's in Noleta; Hollister Brewing Company is closing; L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele wants to add sidewalk seating; Pavilions signage up at the former Vons in Montecito. 33
June 25, 2023
Bibi Ji Is Moving Farther Up State Street
More food news: Stella Mare's lease has been extended; the menu at Beast Taqueria inside M. Special; Organic Soup Kitchen's new location; revamped checkout area at the Montecito Vons; Refugio Ranch Vineyards is working on a farmstand and marketplace in Los Olivos. 8
November 6, 2022
A Huge Probation Office Is Proposed for Downtown
Plus: An itty-bitty hotel in the Funk Zone; Leadbetter Beach restroom to get refurbished; a survey about the State Street Promenade; the makeover of the Vons Montecito is said to finally be on; Alameda Park gazebo renovation; new show at My Pet Ram gallery. 1
July 29, 2022
Anyone Want to Buy a Polo Field?
Plus: The likely site of Rad Power Bikes's Funk Zone showroom; some of Paseo Nuevo's owners are said to have defaulted on their debt; Loveworn's "greatest sale ever"; why a rent dispute over the Montecito Vons seems unlikely; new free tour of Santa Barbara's Old Town; the effort to get New Cuyama's L88 airport reopened; a special sandscript by John Edward Heaton.
July 25, 2022
July 21, 2022
The State Street Axe Club Is Opening Soon
Plus: Jenni Kayne Home's Montecito shop is open; an intriguing new business called Palma; Santa Barbara's luxury car scene takes a hit; Nine Inch Nails and Trey Anastasio Band to play here; dates for the Santa Barbara Studio Artists' Open Studios Tour; any word on the conversion of Montecito's Vons into a Pavilions? 4
March 25, 2022
March 15, 2022
Thousand Steps to Be Closed for Six to Eight Weeks
Plus: Yet another Santa Barbara hotel has changed hands; MOXI's next adults-only happy hour; Aoife O'Donovan plays the Lobero; Caamp plays the Bowl; Goleta hotel not happening; photographer Eric Foote's show to benefit Ukrainian refugees; what appears to be moving in next to Cajé on State Street.
January 10, 2022
A High-Concept Brewery Is Opening in the Funk Zone
More food news: Broad Street Oyster Company's debut got pushed back a few days; a barbecue restaurant is opening in Old Town Goleta; the interesting dinner menu for the Dutchess in Ojai; a new beer-and-wine bar in Los Alamos; praise for the soups at Erewhon and the frozen lasagna at Vons. 1
August 26, 2021
Montecito’s Vons Store Is Going to Get Remodeled and Rebranded
More food news: Sweet Wheel raised enough money to save its Summerland farm from development; McConnell's introduced dairy-free ice cream; Bree'osh's outpost on De La Vina is going to expand; soft-opening brunches at Meiners Heritage Table in Ojai.