Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.
-Charles Dickens

Goleta’s general plan crawls along

by lesliedinaberg on January 29, 2004

“It’s only for a year” was a mantra heard repeatedly in the Goleta City Council‘s discussion of interim general plan policies on Monday night. While the city’s first general plan is not likely to be completed for two to three years, the council provided staff with specific direction on the draft and is likely to […]

Moratorium goes, plan proceeds

by lesliedinaberg on January 29, 2004

“It’s only for a year” was a mantra heard repeatedly in the Goleta City Council’s discussion of interim general plan policies on Monday night. While the city’s first general plan is not likely to be completed for two to three years, the council provided staff with specific direction on the draft and is likely to […]

Screen Shots

by lesliedinaberg on January 29, 2004

Santa Barbara’s spot in the film festival food chain. Local film geeks are salivating for this year’s film festival, but what about the industry crowd? Exactly what kind of Hollywood buzz is the Santa Barbara International Film Festival generating?

Habitat gets land for condos

by lesliedinaberg on January 22, 2004

Building momentum for its first “ground-up” project in Santa Barbara, Habitat for Humanity has secured federal funding to purchase property near La Cumbre Road and will soon break ground on three, three-bedroom condominiums.

City updates neighborhood guidelines

by lesliedinaberg on January 15, 2004

In July the Santa Barbara City Council debated whether to update neighborhood preservation guidelines. On Tuesday — in a striking example of the difference three new faces on the City Council have made — the question was how. Individuals, as well as representatives from neighborhood associations, the League of Women Voters and the Citizens Planning […]

Veterans voice frustration over shift to Santa Maria

by lesliedinaberg on January 14, 2004

We’re all familiar with the inconvenient HMO requirement to consult with a primary physician before seeing a specialist, but what would you do if that specialist was 70 miles away in Santa Maria? Scream? Rant? Cry? That’s precisely the reaction of the more than 150 veterans who gathered Friday to voice their concerns about the […]

Cheap Thrills

by lesliedinaberg on January 8, 2004

We may scrimp to live here, but it doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our rich lifestyles. From free concerts in the park to meal deals to wine buys to thrift shop clothing specials, Leslie Dinaberg can help you live well, beyond your means. FREE!