The When, Where, and What of This Year’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta

••• The when, where, and what of this year’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta (August 3-7), for those who want to attend/avoid. —KEYT

••• The report of UCSB chancellor Henry Yang in a possible hit-and-run didn’t strike me as worth including back in May, but the story is getting more interesting: Yang “refused to cooperate with California Highway Patrol officers investigating the incident, newly released records show. […] The report contradicts a previous assertion from UCSB that Yang had been open with investigators.” —Independent

••• The Magic Castle Cabaret on Los Patos Way isn’t reopening after all. —Montecito Journal

••• Xanadu Skate Boutique, devoted to roller skating, opens tomorrow in Paseo Nuevo: “The new shop is owned by Val Selvaggio, who is a lifelong skater and is bursting with enthusiasm.” —Noozhawk

••• Related: Aloha Fun Center, which has roller skating and laser tag, says it’ll open at the end of August. —Noozhawk

••• Dirt identified FlightAware founder Daniel Baker as the buyer of an $18.6 million Montecito property back in February.

••• An update on the insurance situation in Montecito. —Montecito Journal

••• The Carrillo Street Gymnasium is getting a makeover. —Independent

••• How fire, drought, and other factors are affecting Ojai’s famous Pixie tangerines and farming there in general. —KQED (photo courtesy Ojai Pixie Growers)


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Go Val! Smart opening an accessory store next to the new rink??