Tag archives: Park Lane

Park Lane Homicide Update
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 27, 2023

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing their public outreach by sharing additional images related to the May 27, 2022 murder of Violet Evelyn Alberts with a focused request for information from Los Angeles area residents. Earlier this month, investigators released two images of a suspect vehicle along with a reward for information leading to […]

Update to Park Lane Homicide Investigation 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 13, 2023

On May 27, 2022, 96-year-old Violet Evelyn Alberts, a longtime resident of Montecito, was found deceased in her residence on the 900-block of Park Lane. A victim of a home invasion, the autopsy confirmed her death to be a homicide. Through their diligent investigation, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Detectives have identified the motive and do not […]

Park Lane Tree Removal
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 23, 2023

Several of the iconic eucalyptus trees along lower Park Lane in Montecito have been removed after at least three of the non-native trees have fallen, causing damage to heritage oak trees and a nearby home. We’ve received several letters asking us about the tree removal and the effect on the aesthetics of the picturesque lane.  […]

The People Behind Montecito’s Roads Part I
By Hattie Beresford   |   August 8, 2019

While Montecito’s roads were a nameless, mazelike mess in the 1870s, by 1899, with the introduction of Rural Free Delivery postal service, order and identification began to be placed on the street system. (See MJ “Early Roads in Montecito” July 18, 2019.) All would remain dirt roads, however, until 1909, when the first few roads […]