Biltmore Battle Rages On
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 15, 2022

As reported in last week’s MoJo online newsletter, the legal battle between Biltmore owner Ty Warner and hotel management company Four Seasons rages on, with Warner filing a petition at the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, asking that the Courts step in to appoint arbitrators to hear the dispute between the […]

IPO Market Watch: 2023 and Beyond
By Dara Foto   |   November 15, 2022

The success of Capital markets has been essential in stewarding the velocity of investor returns short and long term by allowing shares to be traded through the stock exchange. Private organizations turned IPO pose a strategic advantage for the company by allowing access to financial opportunities, higher share valuation, investor exit opportunities, employee retention, and […]

 

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Press Conference on Affordable Housing in Santa Barbara County
By Joanne Calitri   |   November 8, 2022

An impromptu press conference with U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Region IX Administrator Jason Pu was held on October 26, at the Santa Barbara Housing Authority Offices on Laguna Street. Rounding out the HUD support were state and local politicians Congressman Salud Carbajal, City of Goleta Councilmember James Kyriaco MPA, and First […]

Wanted: Green Thumbs
By Kim Crail   |   November 8, 2022

Montecito Library is looking for gardeners, designers, landscape architects, and permaculture experts who might be willing to share some of their knowledge with the community. Starting this spring, we hope to offer gardening programs for children and adults at the Montecito and Eastside libraries.  Some topics that we are interested in covering are gardening basics, […]

Talk Offers Biblical Environmental View 
By Scott Craig   |   November 8, 2022

Sandra Richter, Westmont’s Robert H. Gundry professor of biblical studies, speaks about “Down to Earth: A Biblical Perspective on Environmentalism,” on Thursday, November 3, at 5:30 pm at the Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (CAW), 631 Garden Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. […]

Bee-utiful Montecito!
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2022

Save the date for this Saturday, November 5, for Montecito Association’s annual Beautification Day! Sponsored in conjunction with the Montecito Community Foundation, the event will be back at the Village Green in front of Tecolote in the Upper Village. The event was canceled in 2020 and was much smaller scale last year in 2021. Hundreds […]

Here’s the Scoop Closes 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2022

This past Monday, Halloween, Here’s the Scoop at Coast Village Plaza closed its doors, just nine months after owners Ellie and Bob Patterson sold the business to a new owner. According to an employee at the shop, the business will be closed until January, when it will reopen as a different concept.  Rumor has it […]

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  • Cannabis Appeal Denied
    By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2022

    On Tuesday, November 1, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny an appeal of the approval of a Coastal Development Permit to operate a cannabis retail store, Roots Carpinteria, on Santa Claus Lane. The appeal was made by a group of aggrieved neighbors and the public calling themselves Preserve Access on […]

    A Global Dance Event for Halloween… and Humanity
    By Montecito Journal   |   November 1, 2022

    “Thrill the World” is a global event that happens each year on the Saturday before Halloween, when thousands of enthusiastic zombies gather to perform “Thriller” – unleashing their inner zombie for fun and for charity. From Arizona to West Virginia, Austria to Taiwan, people of all ages will rise from the undead at the same […]

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    Rosewood’s PlaceMaker Kendall Conrad Hosting Tablescaping Demo
    By Montecito Journal   |   November 1, 2022

    Rosewood Miramar Beach, one of California’s most luxurious seaside resorts, is thrilled to announce an entertaining masterclass in partnership with Kendall Conrad, the designer and Santa Barbara native and resident, who also serves as the property’s official PlaceMaker. Just in time to help participants prepare for the holiday season, this entertaining masterclass offers guests and […]

    Cate Hosts U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink
    By Montecito Journal   |   November 1, 2022

    Cate School held their annual Fall Family Weekend event for students and their families on October 20 through 23. Saturday’s program featured Keynote Speaker Bridget Brink, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and parent to Cate Student Jack Higgins (’23). Brink began with an acknowledgement of a Ukraine family in attendance. She talked about her role, […]

    Summerland Citizen’s Association Board of Directors Report
    By Montecito Journal   |   November 1, 2022

    Summerland Citizens Association BOD (SCABOD) is happy to report that on October 24, CalTrans successfully hit their target date for opening the Evans 101 Northbound onramp. During onramp closure, MTD was forced to make adjustments for the Line 20 bus in Summerland, which meant additional efforts had to be made by the passengers. Some of […]

    United Nations Association of Santa Barbara Awards 2022 Peace Prize to ShelterBox USA
    By Sharon Byrne   |   November 1, 2022

    On Monday, October 24, International United Nations Day, a huge crowd descended on Pascucci on State Street for the awarding of the 6th Annual United Nations Association (UNA) Santa Barbara Peace Prize. Created in 2017 by the United Nations of Santa Barbara, the Prize is awarded to individuals or organizations to recognize their work in […]

    Back at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch
    By Steven Libowitz   |   November 1, 2022

    The Pumpkin Queen is in need of your assistance again. It seems that scoundrel Louie D’Ville is now scheming with the despicable Chuck Bunger to turn all of Isla Vista into parking lots, strip malls, and high rises.  Yes, with October coming to a close, IV Recreation & Park District and Lucidity Festival’s Halloween Haunted […]

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