••• New York City–based fashion line Kule—which is in a 1970s phase, judging from the above photo—has a pop-up opening in the Montecito Country Mart sometime this week. It’s in the little space recently occupied by Heather Taylor Home.
••• Someone asked me what’s up with Bellosguardo, Huguette Clark’s former mansion, and I tried calling and emailing, to no response. But the website does say that “we are planning to open for small tours in the fall of 2022,” which may or may not still be accurate, and it has many images—interiors and exteriors—that weren’t there before. They’re absolutely worth a look.
••• The city’s Streets Operation and Infrastructure Management division weighed in about Elle’s question regarding the intersection at Anacapa and Haley. (After the city changes the block of Anacapa between Haley and Gutierrez from one-way to two-way, will drivers heading south on Anacapa still be able to turn left on red from the far left lane?) The traffic engineer I spoke with said it’s his understanding that drivers in the far left lane will, in fact, be able to lawfully turn left on red, because they’re still turning from a one-way street onto a one-way street. And the middle lane in the photo below will be converted to a left-turn-only lane, which makes me wonder about possible conflicts between drivers in that lane and ones across the intersection turning right onto Haley…. I guess we’ll all learn to cope.
••• A tip from Jeff: “The bridge on Bella Vista Drive near the Romero Canyon trailhead is fully open. I just rode my bike through there, barricades are gone and the striping appears to be complete.” Have I mentioned lately how helpful tips like these are? Email [email protected], text 917-209-6473, or simply reply to the email newsletter.
••• Here’s a statement from John Elliott, CEO of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, about the 31,250-square-foot building proposed for Santa Ynez: “We’re currently exploring ways to create more office space to support Chumash Enterprises. This proposed office building would help centralize our administrative services in Santa Ynez, which would serve as a convenient location in close proximity to the Chumash Reservation.” And the site plan and rendering below came in after I ran the initial mention.
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