The Importance of Outdoor Spaces

Why do you think we’ve been seeing people gravitate towards parks and open spaces during the pandemic? Melanie: I think people find relief from stress through a connection to the natural world. The pandemic has placed an array of stresses on people and being exposed...
The State Street of Tomorrow

The State Street of Tomorrow

Architects Brainstorm What’s Possible for a Future Downtown Santa Barbara For seven weeks this summer, unencumbered by budgets, permits, or other pesky constraints, a small army of Santa Barbara architects let their imaginations run wild with possibilities for a State...

SLO City Council gives go-ahead to Villaggio senior living community

A housing proposal in San Luis Obispo that will bring hundreds of homes for seniors transitioning into an elderly care living environment — located across from the auto mall on Los Osos Valley Road — received a go-ahead from the SLO City Council on Tuesday. The San...

Construction starts on multiuse pathway in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Road construction will begin on Las Positas and Modoc Road in Santa Barbara on Wednesday. The pathway construction is called the Vision Zero project. The project will create a safe separation for bicyclists, runners and pedestrians from...