••• Bungalo805, the “little’s lounge & social club” announced last fall, signed a lease at 28 W. Figueroa Street. If this is the first you’ve heard of the project, it aims to be “a private, members only space created to support local families. A safe, fun space for your kids and an elegant, comfortable experience for adults. Come as you are & leave your judgement at the door.”
The Latino Arts Project Carpinteria/Artes de Proyecto Latinx Carpinteria has announced plans for a public arts project that will depict Carpinteria’s unique Latinx history in a series of murals. The grassroots organization, led by community activist Leslie Westbrook and Suzanne Requejo, founder of Artesania para la Familia, will implement three murals on the subject of Latinx local history, particularly in terms of Carpinteria schools. The first proposed mural, “Past/Pasado,” will be a visual presentation of the “Mexican-only” Aliso Elementary School (grades 1-8) that existed for 27 years (1920-1947), along with Carpinteria’s segregated movie theater and beach of the same period. ”Present/Present” will portray ongoing fears of undocumented community members and DACA students while also celebrating Latinx contributions to Carpinteria, such as fiestas and Day of the Dead celebrations. Finally, “Future/Futuro,” the third proposed mural, will depict hopes for the future.
••• Last Wednesday’s meeting of the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission included a revamp of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara‘s building at 524 Chapala Street (Cota/Haley). Below: Now and the proposed Santabarbarafication. The plans include a kitchen, but whether a Jewish deli is involved is unclear.
••• Now open at La Arcada Plaza: Field Trip, “an ever evolving tiny shop adventure” with “thoughtfully curated rare & funky finds.” I don’t know what that means exactly, but it sounds fun.
••• Opening this Wednesday, April 6, in one of the Montecito Country Mart’s itty-bitty storefronts: Heather Taylor Home. It’s “a line of home goods and textiles launched by Los Angeles-based Heather Taylor in 2013 [and] inspired by her love of travel and eclectic entertaining style.” Expect lots of stripes and gingham.
—On-ramp at Sheffield Drive, closed for up to 6 months, anticipated reopening July 13.
—Off-ramp at Sheffield Drive, closed for up to 6 months starting April 4, anticipated reopening October 3.
—On-ramp at Sheffield Drive, anticipated reopening June 12.
—Off-ramp at Evans Avenue, closed for up to 9 months, anticipated reopening October 24.
—On-ramp at N. Padaro Lane, closed beginning April 2, closed for 3 months, anticipated reopening June 20.
—Off-ramp at S. Padaro Lane/Santa Claus Lane, closed beginning April 2, closed for up to 7 months, anticipated reopening October 19.
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