The San Marcos Foothills Fundraising Drive Got an Extension

••• Delayed by Covid-19, the Orangetheory fitness studio on the Chapala Street side of Paseo Nuevo is shooting to open by the end of the month. Orangetheory is “a heart-rate based HIIT total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for more caloric afterburn, more results, and more confidence, all to deliver you more life.”

••• The Foothills Forever folks need just under a million dollars to secure the purchase of the San Marcos Foothills lot that will otherwise get developed—and they got an extension till June 9 to make it happen. Plus: “Donor Dorothy Largay is challenging the community to join her in supporting the Foothills Forever Campaign—and she and her husband Wayne Rosing will match contributions up to $150,000.” Do it.

••• Congratulations to Heather Taylor for correctly identifying the location (right) of the recent Where in Santa Barbara…? post.

••• From Channel Islands National Park: “The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the proposal to construct a new campground at Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island as directed by the park’s 2015 General Management Plan.”

••• From A.: “Our landscapers are great, but I could use someone who could look at our irrigation holistically and figure out how to improve it. Any suggestions?” If you prefer not to comment, email [email protected] and I’ll pass it along.

••• Locals Collective, “a group of small businesses who are committed to creating a retail experience with a curated assortment of local goods,” will be at 931 State Street (Carrillo/Canon Perdido) from June 11 to September 11.

••• The design for 711 N. Milpas, which is now being called 701 N. Milpas, has been tweaked, according to the plans submitted in advance of Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Architectural Board of Review. Here are the new elevations of the proposed four-story, 82-unit building:


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