The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Bought a $12.7 Million Building

••• Fun event tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Art: artist Adriana Arriaga “will be leading a hands-on workshop featuring some seriously spooky characters. Inspired by Mexican folklore, Adriana created three images that represent the stories of la llorona, el cucuy, and el chupacabra. These images have been turned into coloring pages for people to enjoy and share their experiences with these stories.” I want all three! And more! It’s 6-8 p.m., and you can buy drinks.

••• From a Hayes Commercial Group press release: “The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County purchased a 77,900-square-foot warehouse/office property at 80-82 Coromar Drive in Goleta for its own use. The price for the off-market sale was $12.7 million. […] Near the corner of Hollister Avenue and Los Carneros Road […] 80 Coromar Drive is a 57,600-square-foot warehouse building with twenty-foot ceilings, and multiple loading doors, providing an ideal hub for Foodbank’s South County distribution operations. 82 Coromar Drive is a 20,300-square-foot office building to house their operations team.”

••• Paseo Nuevo Cinemas reopens today with a screening of No Time to Die, and then a full slate starting tomorrow.

••• An exhibit titled What’s in Our Drawers—frisky!—opens tomorrow at the Museum of Natural History: “Of the millions of objects in our care only a very small proportion are on display, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t being used. Specimens and artifacts are an important source for reference and research. […] This special exhibit offers a rare chance to see behind-the-scenes from the perspective of our curatorial staff working in anthropology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, and earth science. Treasures from our permanent collections will be showcased with specially selected objects and artifacts as well as antique natural history prints.”

••• Interior designer Lee Stanton‘s “Montecito stash”—an office with some merch—has opened in the Upper Village.

••• The most recent Highway 101 construction update had some anticipated reopening dates that may or may not be news, but as they creep closer, they get more relevant: the southbound Wallace Avenue on-ramp (November 1); the northbound Santa Monica Road on- and off-ramps (November 22); and the southbound off-ramp at Sheffield Drive (by year end).

••• A section of Loma Alta Drive is going to be closed for a long time.


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