Change in linear time is the one constant truth about the world.
-Martha McPhee

McMansions cause McConflicts

by lesliedinaberg on July 29, 2004

“Good fences make good neighbors.” Robert Frost’s well-known line from “Mending Wall,” written about his 1913 England neighborhood, still holds up in 21st century Santa Barbara, where the City Council approved a plan on Tuesday to almost triple the size of an 806-square-foot home on the Mesa, thrilling one family and devastating another. Although the […]

This is not your father’s homebuying crowd

by lesliedinaberg on July 8, 2004

Generation Xers open a gap when it comes to real estate market trends Once pigeonholed as “slackers,” members of Generation X are now in their mid-20s to mid-30s and having a significant impact on home buying and building trends. Although the high cost of housing on the South Coast makes it difficult for Gen Xers […]

Movies to make you feel good about America

by lesliedinaberg on July 1, 2004

Once you’ve had your fill of fireworks this Fourth of July weekend, what better time to enjoy another one of America’s favorite traditions: the movies. While Hollywood has a long history of paying tribute to the nation’s glory, my personal list of feel-good favorites is about a lot more than just war and politics. Here […]