Tag archives: Santa Barbara Inn

Score Sheets
By Richard Mineards   |   June 6, 2019

Santa Barbara’s second annual hospitality summer games at the Hilton boasted 14 teams, double the number of participants at the first event at the Hotel Californian. The fun-filled event, which included a recycling race, a bed making contest, a server obstacle course, pastry cake wars, a toilet paper toss, and a talent and bike building […]

Sad News
By Richard Mineards   |   February 18, 2019

Jack Sears, who with his wife, Emilie, owned one of Montecito’s most iconic watering holes, Cafe del Sol, for nearly half a century, has died in San Diego, aged 84. The tony twosome sold the property by the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, now the Magic Castle, in 2013 and closed the popular nosheteria the following […]

Recharging Our Dried-up System
By Montecito Journal   |   April 19, 2018

With respect to our creeks, their drainage, and the topography, there is a direct correlation with aquifer recharge. But, thus far, there seems to be an absence of discussing the overlap between recharge basin placement and debris basin placement. Is there the possibility that these structures, by their careful placement, could be doing double duty? […]

Evacuation Planning
By Bob Hazard   |   April 5, 2018

As we roll into spring, most in Montecito feel a temporary sense of relief, anticipating that any rainstorm in April will not rise to the ½-inch-per-hour threshold needed to trigger another evacuation. Evidence is that the added protection from new wider, deeper, boulder-lined creek channels restored by the Army Corps of Engineers and County Flood […]