Friday, October 22, 2021

Santa Barbara

City Tax Revenues Decline

The City of Santa Barbara received $5.6 million in sales tax revenue during the quarter ended December 31, 2020, which is 12.6% below the same quarter last year. This decline is largely a result of reduced economic activity due...

Pre-approval From City Now Required for Parklets

The Santa Barbara City Council extended the Emergency Economic Recovery Ordinance until March 8, 2022. The ordinance continues the temporary closure of certain streets, on-street parking, and public parking to allow outdoor dining and outdoor business uses in the...

Santa Barbara Office Conversions Increase

The former Macy's building (now called the Ortega Building, as it takes of most of the first block of West Ortega Street), is being repurposed as Class A office space. The building is undergoing a total makeover, and the...

Fish Enterprise Restaurant to be Converted Into Offices

The Enterprise Fish Company, a long time seafood restaurant at 225 State Street in Santa Barbara that was shuttered by the pandemic, has been sold to new owners who plan to convert the building into office space. Lorem ipsum dolor...

Secret Bao Opens

Secret Bao finally got its own space when it opened last week on Anacapa Street at Anapamu. The popular Asian fusion restaurant has taken over the building formerly occupied by Cafe Ana, and by Coffee Cat before that. Platea dictumst...

Santa Barbara County Avocado Farmers Lead Nation

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Local tech startup targets dental care

Pearly's founders were looking for a new problem to address after leaving the company that acquired their first start-up company, AgePath, when they realized dental care was being ignored by health care tech companies. Too many people ignore their...