Tag archives: Olive Mill Road

Exclusive: Cottage Urgent Care coming to Montecito
By Nick Masuda   |   October 15, 2021

More changes are coming to Coast Village Road, as the Montecito Journal has exclusively learned that Cottage Urgent Care will be moving into 1298 Coast Village Road, with opening expected near the end of 2022. The property is currently split use, with businesses on the ground floor and luxury apartments above. The urgent care, which […]

After the Deluge
By Nick Schou   |   January 21, 2021

Three years after Montecito’s devastating debris flows, some memories just won’t fade away Although the mud is gone, and most of the rocks have been either carted away or stacked in piles nearby, the intersection of Hot Springs Road and Olive Mill Road still bears witness to the work that remains to be done before […]

Olive Mill Roundabout Update
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 27, 2020

At an over nine-hour joint hearing on Thursday, August 20, the Santa Barbara City Planning Commission and the Montecito Planning Commission went over the proposed roundabout project at Coast Village Road and Olive Mill Road with a fine-tooth comb, digging into design details, functionality, aesthetics, and conditions of approval of the project, which is in […]

Montecito Roads: Alston and Humphrey
By Hattie Beresford   |   November 21, 2019

After the first article on roads, Judy (Guitteau) Pearce, who grew up in Montecito and has written many articles about its past, contacted me. I thought others would like to read her charming anecdotes about the Montecito Oaks tract off Olive Mill Road, so here it is: Hattie, I was so excited to see your […]

Easing the Gridlock at Olive Mill and Coast Village Road
By Bob Hazard   |   August 15, 2019

On Monday, August 11, 2018, Montecito residents got their first look at the conceptual design for a proposed roundabout to be constructed at the intersection of Coast Village Road and Olive Mill Road.What makes this roundabout challenging and unique is the fact that the circle will have six legs and 10 lanes of traffic entering […]

Early Roads in Montecito
By Hattie Beresford   |   July 18, 2019

In December 1870, a traveler from Santa Barbara rented a horse and buggy and attempted to visit Colonel Bradbury True Dinsmore at his ranch in El Montecito, stopping first at the famous big grapevine. So frustrating was this experience, he was moved to write of his travails in the local paper. Although he considered the […]

Things Are Looking Up
By James Buckley   |   March 21, 2019

Nothing Earth-shattering going on, but the new look at the northwest corner of Coast Village Road and Olive Mill Road is indicative of what I believe has become a rapid upward swing in sentiment and outlook in this little corner of the world (see Kelly Mahan Herrick‘s Village Beat report on the handsome and finally […]

Caltrans Project Postponed
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 12, 2018

A Caltrans project to replace the guardrail on the Olive Mill Road freeway bridge, along with other improvements, has been postponed until after Labor Day, according to Caltrans Transportation engineer Tristan Gebhart. The project, which was originally scheduled to begin in May, and then was pushed back until late July, will require four to five […]

Traffic Issues on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 21, 2018

The Coast Village Association’s (CVA) Traffic & Safety Committee met last Wednesday to discuss multiple traffic situations that are currently in the works, which impact Coast Village Road and surrounding streets. “We are doing lots of great things and are part of big conversations that have significant impacts on the Coast Village area,” said Bob […]