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Montecito’s Top 10 Stories of 2023
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 2, 2024

The year 2023 was busy for the small enclave of Montecito, with many important and exciting events, milestones, and progressions. We’ve narrowed down the top 10 stories in the pages of Montecito Journal this year, from weather impacts to business happenings, retirements and promotions, proposed projects, and more.  #10: Welcoming a New Fire Chief  In […]

Iconic Cypress Tree Comes Down
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 14, 2023

Earlier this week, an iconic cypress tree in the Highway 101 median just south of the San Ysidro Road exit was removed, in preparation for the expansion of the freeway in both directions. The removal has spurred many comments in online and social media forums, with commenters lamenting the loss of the tree, which many […]