••• From the city of Santa Barbara: “To keep our recycling as clean, dry, and recyclable as possible, we have made some changes to what can and cannot go into the blue bin. Food containers made of plastic or paper should be placed in the trash.” Here’s a full rundown of what’s recyclable.
The county, meanwhile, sent out this:
Please only put the following items in your residential recycling bin:
—Glass bottles and jars
—Metal cans, pots, and pans
—Mixed paper, magazines, newspapers, and non-greasy cardboard
—Plastic bottles and large containers that held a liquid with a #1 or #2 recycling symbol
—Rigid plastic containers with a #5 symbol, sized one-gallon or larger
If you’re unsure about a particular item not listed here, check Santa Barbara County’s waste reduction website, LessIsMore.org. Many of us “wish-cycle,” meaning we put items in the recycling bin if we’re not sure what to do with them. Material that is non-recyclable creates more work for the processing facilities and contributes to the residual trash that must be trucked back to our landfill.
••• The Montecito Association sent out an email blaming “South American Theft Groups” for recent thefts in the area. Anyway, it’s a good reminder to always lock your car and keep an eye on your valuables when you’re out and about.
••• Updates on two properties featured in Just Listed posts: First, the appealing house at 1321 Alta Vista Road in the Bungalow District, featured in this Just Listed post, sold for $2.35 million. It was listed at $2.4 million.
••• Second, the oceanfront property at 3239 Cliff Drive, listed for $6.5 million, sold for $5.7 million.
••• Yesterday, the Montecito Board of Architectural Review and Santa Barbara’s Board of Architectural Review held a meeting about the Olive Mill roundabout (and I intended to mention it before, so you could actually go). Anyway, here’s the current design.
••• Also yesterday, the Santa Barbara Board of Architectural Review did a “pre-application consultation” on the four-story complex coming to 825 De La Vina, between Canon Perdido and De La Guerra. “Project entails construction of a 30,002 square foot, 21 unit rental complex, with 740 square feet dedicated to commercial floor area. Unit mix includes four, 4-bedroom, two, 3-bedroom, and 15 studio units ranging in size from 406 to 1,535 square feet with an average unit size of 745 square feet. Two of the units will be designated for inclusionary housing. […] Proposal includes 23 parking spaces, and 40 bike parking spaces.” Here’s a photo of the site now, along with some drawings.
••• Patti Smith is playing a benefit for CADA (Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) at someone’s seaside home on March 3. Tickets start at $1000, and only 100 will be sold. Here’s hoping she includes her fierce cover of Them’s “Gloria.”