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COntents A Note From The SBAOR President Planning Ahead for a The Evolution of Retail Continues .........................4 High-Tech Kitchen Faucet ......................................8 HOA Homefront Q&A: What Questions Should I Ask Before Can We Meet Completely Virtually, Buying a Condo?...................................................12 Knowing Individual Directors Votes, and Santa Barbara County Sales..................................14 “Discussion-Only” Agenda Items? .........................4 How to Add More Natural Light How to Bring Minimmalist Designs Into your Home .......................................................5 To Your Home.......................................................18 Are Solar Panels a Good Idea for My Home? ........8 Soprano Impatiens Will Be a Performance to your Shade Garden ......................19 Your Handyman: Cracked Bathtub......................................................8 100 Hot Pepper Varieties ......................................22

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A note from the SBAOR President By Brian Johnson President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®

The Evolution of Retail Continues

HOA Homefront Reader Questions

Can We Meet Completely Virtually, Knowing Individual Director Votes, and “DiscussionOnly” Agenda Items?

Retail has been hurting for a number of years but the pandemic really drove home that point. During the initial days of lockdown, retailers and property owners both began to try to determine how they would handle the post pandemic world. The face of retail is going to look very different once it is said and done. Retailers who had been concerned about the delivery capabilities of companies such as Amazon found that rather than trying to beat them they would have to join them or in some cases collaborate with them. The past year has seen a huge increase in delivery services offered for everything from restaurants and soft goods to groceries to daily essentials. The number of delivery options blew up almost overnight. Now these companies are shifting to smaller footprints and fewer locations. This means more vacancy in the marketplace. What will property owners do to adjust? Before the pandemic, property owners wanted a successful operator for their available spaces. They looked to traditional credit tenants who would be willing to sign long-term leases. Now, property owners are considering a new type of tenant, the “experience” tenant. There is a push for retailers who will be a draw to the area for people looking for individual and group experiences. As more and more businesses are able to reopen, there is a desire to get out again and have experiences. Consumers are not looking to just shop any longer. They have been doing that from the comfort of their couches for the past 18 months. Now, they want to get out and enjoy themselves. This could mean an increase in outdoor space or if indoors, open areas for people to gather. There will be a need for less retail space in the future too. Property owners will need to be flexible in order to repurpose retail. We have begun to see concepts in adaptive reuse. We have several vacancies in Santa Barbara that are looking at adaptive reuse possibilities. Macy’s is being marketed as potential office space and the former Sears property has seen interest from a number of non-traditional retail concepts. In other markets, large retail centers have been converted to housing, schools, churches and medical uses. We have seen former restaurants become the site of “ghost kitchens”; restaurants that operate as delivery only and can fulfill orders for a number of different operators. Retail owners will need to adjust to this new dynamic. Historically, retail responds slowly to changes like this. It is not an industry that can just pivot due to the long chain of production, distribution and marketing on one side and the long-term nature of leases on the other. However, it will get there.

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL Hi Kelly: Regarding your recent article on virtual board meetings, is it permissible for the board to also be virtual? That is, do we need to physically be together, or can we be virtual? Our HOA is less than 50 units, so we are tiny. Likewise, some board members are landlords and so do not reside in the units. Thanks, sincerely appreciate your column! – Best regards, S.S. Dear S.S.: Under current law, board and membership meetings cannot be completely virtual. Civil Code Section 4090, defining “board meetings,” says at subpart “b” that board meetings conducted by electronic means must still have a physical location with at least one director present so members can choose to physically attend. This requirement has been universally violated since early in the pandemic, as public health orders banned meetings of more than a few persons. Associations had no choice but to violate this requirement. Soon, assuming Senate Bill 391 becomes law, associations will be permitted to conduct completely virtual meetings during times of declared emergency. This bill has passed the Senate and Assembly and is awaiting concurrence of the Senate on some Assembly amendments. It will become immediately effective as an emergency statute if it is signed by the Governor. However, this only affects meetings during times of declared emergency, so Civil Code Section 4090(b) still must be satisfied in all other times. Outside of emergencies, boards may elect (but are not required) to allow directors to participate virtually in meetings. However, hybrid meetings, in which Civil Code Section 4090(b) is met and members and some directors can partici-

pate virtually, should be encouraged and increasingly used. – Thanks for your question, Kelly Mr. Richardson: Is it possible to find out how each director voted on an issue or is that information private? Recently, when I asked for information about how each director voted on an issue, I was told that the information was not available. Should such information be included in board minutes? Also, at aboard meeting, there was an item on the agenda listed as “discussion only.” What actions can be taken on a “discussion only” item? Can a vote be taken at the end of the discussion? – S.A. Dear S.A.: Unless a director calls for a “roll call vote” on a given motion, the minutes will not reflect how a given director voted on a given motion. Without a roll call vote occurring, the only way to know how a given director voted is to attend the open board meeting and observe the directors casting their votes. In a roll call vote, each director separately states their vote and those individual votes are recorded in the minutes. Items can be announced on the posted agenda as “discussion only,” meaning the board will discuss but not act upon the item. A motion on such a subject would be out of order, as the agenda announced that there would be no action on the item. Civil Code Section 4930(a) bars discussion or action on a subject unless that has been disclosed on a published agenda. Members should be informed if action may be taken on a particular subject, so that they can decide if they wish to attend the meeting. – Best to your community, Kelly

Brian Johnson can be reached at 805-879-9631 or emailed at bjohnson@radiusgroup.com Kelly G. Richardson CCAL is Partner of Richardson Ober DeNichilo LLP, a California law firm known for community association advice. Send potential column questions to Kelly@rodllp.com. Past columns – www.HOAHomefront.com. All rights reserved®.

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How to bring minimalist designs into your Home

Minimalist designs aren’t limited to seating and organization. You’ll want to decorate your space to match. Photo courtesy Dreamstime/TNS

By Kiersten Willis TNS

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that less may be more. If you want to clear your home of clutter, a minimalist design can be the way to go. “Minimalism for me is about keeping a space simple, uncluttered and accentuating the attractive architectural features of a space. The palette is mostly monochromatic and color is used as an accent,” Sharon Blaustein, founder and

principal designer of B Interior, told Elle Decor. Since decluttering is the way to go, Livspace says you’ll need to stick to keeping essentials on kitchen counters. Everything else should be stored in cabinets. White cabinets with a pop of color, such as a wine-red appliance, gives the illusion of more space. For furniture, opt for statement pieces that can stand alone. HouseBeautiful suggests a clean-lined sofa for a loft living room. It also says to keep your layout timeless, with seating surrounding

a coffee table. “Skip trendy pieces that you’ll easily tire of and go for classics and futureheirlooms that will stand the test of time as the challenge with minimalist room decor is how little you have to work with, making each essential piece you do bring in all the more judged,” according to DecorAid. Minimalist designs aren’t limited to seating and organization. You’ll want to decorate your space to match. “Because a minimalist interior by definition won’t have many artworks

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on the walls, selecting the right ones becomes all the more important,” Artfinder said. “In a minimalist scheme, you’ll generally want a single artwork on an otherwise bare wall to provide a focal point for the room. It could be a large canvas, but sometimes a relatively small picture in a simple black frame is just as effective.”

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Are solar Panels a Good idea for my home?

South-facing rooftops are ideal places for residential solar panels. Photo courtesy Dreamstime/TNS

Your Handyman By Mark Baird

Cracked Bathtub Question: We just closed escrow on our new home last week and now we find a small crack near the drain in the acrylic bathtub that didn’t show up in the inspection report. There are faint signs of a water stain that has been painted over on the ceiling downstairs below the tub, but the seller says that the stains were caused by kids splashing water in the tub. Can a crack in a tub be repaired and still look nice? Your Handyman: Congratulations on your new home and welcome to the world of home repair and maintenance! I’m not aware of a way to seal a crack in a synthetic tub that won’t look rough and I’m a little concerned about the story of the water sloshing kids in the bath. I would suggest make an opening in the drywall in the ceiling where you see the old stain that is large enough to shine in a flashlight, fill the tub with water, have another adult stand in the tub while it is full, and see if there is any sign of a leak. If you see any moisture at all leaking through the crack, then unfortunately it may become necessary to replace the tub which will be an expensive project. It is common in a home sale that the buyer’s realtor will purchase a home protection plan for the new homeowner and this repair if needed may be covered by such a policy.

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By Paul F. P. Pogue Ask Angie During a summer of heat domes and high temperatures, it’s easy to let the sun just get on your nerves. But year-round, the sun can benefit you by pumping energy into your house courtesy of solar panels. A solar energy array will be one of the costliest projects you can add to your home. However, it has gotten less expensive in recent years, thanks to systems getting more efficient and effective. On average, a new solar system costs about $25,000, with most falling between $17,000 and $32,000. But it also adds value to your home, makes you more energy-independent, and lowers the need for fossil fuels. However, solar power isn’t just a good idea for the environment It’s also good news for your utility bills. Experts estimate that you can expect to save about $20,000 over the lifetime of the average solar system, and it could be much higher. The exact amount you save depends on your region, how much sun you get, and the cost of energy where you live. In many cases, your energy system can be tied into the local grid. “Net metering” means that any energy you generate beyond what you need for your home is delivered into the system, and you receive an energy credit on your bill. During these periods, your power meter might literally run backwards. This is particularly helpful to very hot and sunny areas. When heat is way up and air conditioners are

running high, it eases the load on the grid to have some houses delivering energy back. Take great care when hiring your solar energy contractor. This job requires balancing many factors, including your home’s energy needs, the placement of the panels, how much sunlight hits your region and your local grid. Solar panels are extremely durable. In most cases, they carry a 25-year warranty. Various types of panels have their own benefits and drawbacks. Your solar pro will be able to explain the different options available to you. Tax benefits In addition to lowering energy bills, solar power can make a serious dent in your taxes. The federal government offers a generous Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to homeowners who install residential solar. You can deduct 26% of the cost of a home solar system from your taxes, provided the unit was installed in 2021 or 2022. The deduction drops to 22% in 2023 and expire in 2024. Many states, localities and even utility companies offer benefits or incentives to install solar. Ask your solar pro what benefits are available in your area. Tweet your home care questions with #AskAngi and we’ll try to answer them in a future column. ©2021 Ask Angi. Visit at angi.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Planning Ahead for a High-Tech Kitchen Faucet By Ed Del Grande Question: Ed: I’m planning to install a high-tech kitchen faucet, but first I have a couple of questions. What are some of the cutting-edge features I can include with my new faucet? Also, how do you operate an electronic faucet during a power outage? — Tony Answer: Smart kitchen faucets with touchless on/ off controls and voice-activated commands are a smart choice for today’s kitchens. But that’s just the start. Aside from all the plumbing bells and whistles, electronic kitchen faucets can also include additional high-tech options like internet connections to apps and your smart devices, water temperature memory settings with high-limit settings for extra safety, and monitored water flow usage for information and notifications. As far as having a power outage and operating electronic faucets, you do have a few backup options. First, if you have a well system and/or additional smart plumbing fixtures like toilets and shower controls, you may want to install a standby home generator.

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Smart kitchen faucets with touchless on/off controls and voice-activated commands are a smart choice for today’s kitchens. Photo courtesy Kohler/TNS

Or just look for a smart kitchen faucet that includes battery backup or manual override valves that you can turn on under the sink — so you won’t be sunk if you lose power.

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343 NORTHGATE DRIVE A | OPEN TODAY 1-4 PM GOLETA | 3 BEDS | 2 BATHS | SINGLE LEVEL | OFFERED AT $780,000 Rare and highly desirable 3 bed/2 bath single level condo in Goleta. Ideally situated in a quiet and private part of the HOA, facing the greenbelt. The interior is upgraded with sleek bamboo flooring and new carpet for the bedrooms. The primary suite features a tastefully renovated ensuite bathroom. Dual pane windows throughout enhance energy efficient living. Generous outdoor living is enjoyed on the private patio just off the living room. Equipped with a 1 car garage + 1 assigned parking space. Relax poolside, and enjoy use of the clubhouse. Incredible value in the Goodland!

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180 HERMOSILLO RD | MONTECITO, CA This mid-century design is a whimsical yet sophisticated mix of wood and glass, blending into the surrounding landscape of Montecito’s highly sought-after Lower Village. Featuring high ceilings and a contemporary ambiance that is distinctive of Big Sur’s style, this split-level home has an open floor plan with modern touches throughout. Designed to display the perfect combination of privacy and convenience, you are minutes from downtown Coast Village. This floor plan features two living rooms and extensive decking on both levels, a primary suite on the top level, and two bedrooms with bathroom on the lower level.

OFFERED AT $2,895,000 *Based on Individual Rankings from Santa Barbara Board of Realtors

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GOLDBERG Over $860,000,000 in Career Sales #1 Individual Agent in Carpinteria 2020* Top 10 Agents in Santa Barbara since 2000* Real Estate Broker for 27 years. Attorney for 30 years (non-practicing) THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? CALL ME TODAY AT (805) 455-8910

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1263 DOVER LANE | SANTA BARBARA, CA It’s home. You feel it as soon as you enter. Ocean views throughout illuminate this stunning Mediterranean open concept home providing a picturesque gathering space for you and your loved ones. By night, cuddle up to the crisp ocean breeze and twinkling downtown lights off of one of the many balconies perched high above in this quiet Riviera neighborhood. Discover serenity on the upper levels with 4 bedrooms filled with abundant natural light streaming from skylights, and balconies. A private in-law suite gives the home the versatility of a modern live/work home environment. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, with AC/heat, high-end appliances, architectural millwork, custom ironwork, and breathtaking harbor views, this home is a treasure in the Santa Barbara Riviera.

OFFERED AT $2,950,000 *Based on Individual Rankings from Santa Barbara Board of Realtors

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What questions should I ask before buying a condo?

Josh Green, 32, left, tours a remodeled junior one-bedroom condominium in Chicago. Photo courtesy Jose M. Osorio/ Chicago Tribune/TNS

By Gary M. Singer Question: In my golden years, I was anticipating selling my single-family home and buying a condo. After the recent tragedy and many other problems that have recently come to light, I realized I need to ask many questions I never thought of before purchasing anything. If I do decide to purchase a condo eventually, what questions should I be asking? – Mary Answer: Everyone should do their research before buying a new home. I see far too many homebuyers who only seem to do the minimum before making the most significant purchase in their life. This issue is compounded when dealing with community associations that provide another level of governance

and potential problems. It is further complicated when you share ownership of a building with your neighbors. You can reduce your risk of having an expensive or aggravating issue by asking the right questions and carefully reviewing your community’s documents. Read the declaration or restrictions and the community’s rules. Look at least a year’s worth of board meeting minutes and carefully review the budget and year-end financials to ensure that your potential neighborhood is appropriately managed. Before buying a condo, you should always ask certain questions: What are the monthly dues, and what do they cover? Are the reserves adequately funded to cover upcoming maintenance needs? Do the building and grounds look cared for? Are there any special assessments being considered

or recently passed? How many owners are delinquent on their dues? Are most units occupied by tenants or owners? Has anyone recently sued the association? Is the management company easy to deal with? There are also some more personal considerations: Will your furniture fit? Are your potential neighbors noisy? Are they friendly? Does the community seem like a good fit for your lifestyle? Is the parking adequate for your needs? Why is the current owner selling the apartment? A real estate agent can help you get these answers and suggest more. Shop around for an agent you connect with while ensuring that they have the experience to help you find your next dream home.

Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www.sunsentinel.com. ©2021 South Florida Sun Sentinel. Visit at sun-sentinel.com. • Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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1921 EL CAMINO DE LA LUZ | SANTA BARBARA, CA Spectacular, very private .82 acre bluff lot on a quiet cul-de-sac on the American Riviera South Coast, known for its year-round ideal Mediterranean climate. This rare City of Santa Barbara property with 100’ of ocean frontage features panoramic unobstructed ocean and island views.

OFFERED AT $2,900,000 PRIVATE SHOWINGS ONLY *Based on Individual Rankings from Santa Barbara Board of Realtors

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Santa BarBara County SaleS

This is a partial list of all recorded residential sales in Santa Barbara County from August 23, 2021 thru August 27, 2021. While these recordings are public record, the News-Press receives this information from an outside source. This list does not represent all sales that occurred over this time period. Consult your REALTOR® for further information regarding home sales in your area of interest.

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BUYER

BUELLTON/SOLVANG

1105 FREDENSBORG CYN RD

GRAVES STEPHEN EA

THOMAS JOSHUA

CARPINTERIA

5960 BIRCH ST 2

DILLON CHRISTOPHER EU BROWN CHRISTOPHER

5360 STAR PINE RD

BOWIE JOANNE EA

CUYAMA

2500 SANTA BARBARA CYN RD

GOLETA

LOMPOC

MONTECITO

SANTA BARBARA

PRICE

DATE

$3,625,000

8/26/21

$535,000

8/26/21

$1,300,000

8/27/21

SCHAPANSKY ELWOOD EA RUSSIAN DAVID EA

$500,000

8/24/21

470 LINFIELD PL E

MADENCI ERKAN EU

URSA MERIDIAN LLC

$624,000

8/25/21

5087 RHOADS AVE A

SPERLING MICHAEL EA

BENOZA CASSIE EU

$840,000

8/24/21

873 RADDUE AVE

ABBOT THOMAS EA

NOBBEE CHRIS EA

$1,100,000

8/23/21

93 SAN ROSSANO DR

JONES PHILIP EU

GONZALEZ JUAN EU

$1,100,000

8/26/21

452 CAMINO TALAVERA

MARSH BEVERLY EA

MAULT LINDSEY EU

$1,230,000

8/27/21

32 TOURAN LN

FRIEDLI DONALD EA

SANKAR ANANTH EA

$1,335,000

8/23/21

5785 MALEY DR

CHOBOT ANTHONY EA

METZMAKER THOMAS EU

$1,498,000

8/24/21

5466 SAN PATRICIO DR

ROSSOL GARY EU

FAANES REBECCA EU

$1,649,000

8/24/21

4955 CERVATO WAY

KATZ JARED

GOLDSTEIN AARON EU

$1,710,000

8/27/21

716 CATHEDRAL POINTE LN

LAGUETTE STEPHEN EA

PEDERSEN HAL EU

$1,718,000

8/23/21

219 N C ST

RAY LAURA

OROZCO JOSE EU

$149,000

8/25/21

1317 W CYPRESS AVE A4

GATES ANGELA EU

STROUD ALEYNA EU

$259,000

8/27/21

216 VILLAGE CIRCLE DR

VIJELAS LLC

PACE COLTON

$319,000

8/27/21

281 VILLAGE CIRCLE DR

PARK GEORGE

DICUS MATTHEW

$320,000

8/27/21

425 N SECOND ST

BYRD MARY EA

BRECKENRIDGE PROPERTY FUND $400,000

8/25/21

1609 E BERKELEY DR

BRATCHER NANCI EA

BOUCHER AARON EU

$430,000

8/24/21

1141 BELLFLOWER LN

KELLOFF TRACI

MINGLE ASHLEY

$492,500

8/27/21

1304 JODI DR

CURTIS WILLIAM

JACKSON JEREMY

$520,000

8/27/21

225 N E ST

CASAREZ JULIE EA

ROMERO JOAQUIN EU

$565,000

8/27/21

444 S N ST

HOLLISTER DAVID EA

GUNTER SARAH EA

$639,000

8/27/21

226 DAWLISH PL

GAGGERO CHRISTOPHER GARRISON JOHN EU

$1,500,000

8/27/21

1220 COAST VILLAGE 307

LOEN LONNY

CARPENTER LINDA EA

$1,700,000

8/27/21

73 SEAVIEW DR

BAILEY DAVID EA

SUTHERLAND KAREN

$2,100,000

8/27/21

804 RAMETTO LN

AMORY DORIS EA

HEFNER WILLIAM EA

$3,600,000

8/27/21

225 OAK RD

WHEATLEY CHARLES EA

WOODS LESLIE

$4,320,000

8/23/21

2039 BOUNDARY DR

MACKINNON WILLIAM EA

BRUSTIN MICHELE EA

$4,500,000

8/26/21

840 RIVEN ROCK RD

GARWOOD MARK EA

BROWN MICHAEL

$6,200,000

8/24/21

1473 BONNYMEDE DR

GROSSMAN STUART EA

SCHWAGER ROBERT EU

699 SAN YSIDRO RD

BOLNO DAVID EA

M2BH LLC

905 W MISSION ST

FRANK MAXWELL

116 N NOPAL ST 4

NEWTON HENRY

$6,400,000

8/27/21

$28,000,000

8/23/21

KING BAIRD EU

$353,000

8/24/21

HUGHES KIM EA

EDICK EDWARD EA

$472,000

8/25/21

3639 SAN REMO DR 15

TOTH LAYOSH EU

SUN DANIEL

$787,500

8/27/21

909 CARRILLO RD

YBARRA NICOLE EA

DAVID THOMAS & ASSOCAITES

$795,000

8/25/21

2648 STATE ST 32

MOORE LINDA EA

ACOSTA ANITA

$839,000

8/24/21

2648 STATE ST 29

KLEVEN SANDY

SCHILLING CHRISTOPHER EA

$865,000

8/24/21

116 N NOPAL ST 2

HUGHES KIM EA

LUDWIG PETER

$975,000

8/25/21

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2285 BELLA VISTA DR, MONTECITO UPPER 4BD/6BA • $12,950,000 Team Scarborough, 805.331.1465 LIC# 01182792

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2626 SYCAMORE CYN RD, MONTECITO 5BD/5½BA • $11,950,000 Nancy Kogevinas, 805.450.6233 LIC# 01209514

920 CAMINO VIEJO, MONTECITO 4BD/4½BA • $5,950,000 Daniel Encell, 805.565.4896 LIC# 00976141

513 CROCKER SPERRY DR, MONTECITO UPPER 4BD/5BA • $5,795,000 Nancy Kogevinas, 805.450.6233 LIC# 01209514

2297 FEATHER HILL RD, MONTECITO 4BD/3BA • $5,500,000 Deborah Samuel, 805.570.6680 LIC# 02119798

491 PIMIENTO LN, MONTECITO 4BD/5BA • $5,295,000 Nancy Kogevinas, 805.450.6233 LIC# 01209514

1040 LADERA LN, MONTECITO 3BD/2BA; 5.04±acs • $3,850,000 Daniel Encell, 805.565.4896 LIC# 00976141

1903 COYOTE CIR, MONTECITO 3BD/2½BA • $3,499,000 Jo Ann Mermis, 805.895.5650 LIC# 00891742

28 W FIGUEROA ST, SANTA BARBARA 1BD/1½BA • $3,250,000 Mitch Stark, 805.689.2429 LIC# 01196532

5508 RINCON BEACH PARK DR, VENTURA 2BD/1½BA • $2,950,000 Janet Caminite, 805.896.7767 LIC# 01273668

851 ADOBE CREEK RD, SOLVANG 5BD/2½BA; 2.69±acs; pool; arena • $2,775,000 Laura Drammer, 805.448.7500 LIC# 01209580

909 LAGUNA ST, STA BARBARA DWNTWN Duplex; 3BD/1½BA + 1BD/1BA • $2,245,000 The Easter Team, 805.568.4955 LIC# 00917775

280 PALM AVE, MORRO BAY 4BD/3BA • $1,999,995 Richard Watkins, 805.235.1584 LIC# 00897399

95 ST JOSEPH ST, LOS ALAMOS 3BD/2½BA; 4±acs • $1,599,000 Ealand & Sideris Group, 805.698.9902 LIC# 01766178 / 00603730

233 VALLEY DAIRY RD, BUELLTON 3BD/2BA • $769,000 Bob Jennings, 805.570.0792 LIC# 01387186

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Santa BarBara County SaleS AREA

ADDRESS

SELLER

BUYER

SANTA BARBARA

1224 W MICHELTORENA ST

VOLK CARLISLE EA

4135 VIA ANDORRA A

ELROD MONET

4004 VIA LUCERO UNIT 8

SANTA MARIA

PRICE

DATE

OLLLIE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

$980,000

8/23/21

NABER ADNAN EA

$983,000

8/27/21

GALTENBERG CHRISTOPHER EU CROSSLAND STEPHEN EA

$1,125,000

8/27/21

2911 KENMORE PL

GABELE ANDREW

SCHOU NICHOLAS EU

$1,200,000

8/25/21

3068 FOOTHILL RD

RUIZ DOROTHY EA

MYERS CHRISTIE

$1,200,000

8/23/21

330 W VALERIO ST

LINDSEY JULIE EA

ROBLES MONICA

$1,275,000

8/24/21

1524 OLIVE ST

MORGAN STEVEN

ROSA SANDRA

$1,314,000

8/24/21

1523 MARQUARD TER

KARPAIN GREGORY EA

GOULD ANEXANDER EU

$1,325,000

8/27/21

333 E CALLE LAURELES

GG CALLE LAURELES LLC

FRISELL JOHN

$1,400,000

8/27/21

1565 W VALERIO ST

VIGNA GIOVANNI EA

HEMMING TAYLOR EA

$1,413,000

8/25/21

1306 E MASON ST

SMITH KELLY EA

BECK BRYAN EU

$1,430,000

8/27/21

314 W DE LA GUERRA ST A

PLOUGH CHARLES EU

CLEVELAND THOMAS EA

$1,530,000

8/27/21

152 SAN RAFAEL AVE

PIERCE RENEE EA

KONN EASTON EA

$1,615,000

8/24/21

181 ALAMEDA PADRE SERR

PHELPS DOUGLAS

DELSHAD BRIAN

$1,700,000

8/24/21

2405 SELROSE LN

HIGGINS MATTHEW EA

KRITZER JONATHAN

$1,850,000

8/26/21

805 PALERMO DR

BOC TLC LLC

MONARCA GROUP

$2,020,000

8/27/21

2911 HOLLY RD

DESOTO COURTNEY EA

PISARO MARK EA

$2,450,000

8/27/21

1480 MISSION CANYON RD

MASSIE JAMES EA

RAAB JOSH

$3,500,000

8/27/21

1900 MISSION RIDGE RD

BEDFORD JOHN EA

CUSHING DAVID EU

$3,675,000

8/27/21

1540 FRANCESCHI RD

TUCKER VINCENT EA

NOLAN ROBERT EA

$4,150,000

8/26/21

1270 VIA BRIGITTE

MARMO TRISHA EA

PREWITT EDITH EU

$5,025,000

8/24/21

703 W TUNNELL ST

BOLANOS ARTURE EU

GUZMAN ROSARIO EA

$355,500

8/26/21

200 NORRIS ST

ALLEN TYAN EA

FLAGG SHILOH

$375,000

8/27/21

941 W WILLIAMS ST

TALAMANTES JAMES

ESPINDOLA BEATRIZ

$425,000

8/24/21

1913 SAMANTHA DR

NHEK BORAM RU

HERNANDEZ OCTAVIO EU

$455,000

8/27/21

1278 BAUER AVE

KAYLOR RICHARD EA

RODRIGUEZ RICARDO

$466,000

8/24/21

812 E MILL ST

FLORES ARLEEN EA

PEREZ ISRAEL EA

$486,000

8/26/21

758 STANSBURY DR

AVILA NELSON EA

WELLS SARAH EU

$510,000

8/27/21

3636 LES MAISONS DR

WICK DAVID EA

MCKISSOCK DIANA

$575,000

8/27/21

4619 LAURELWOOD DR

SPENCE CHRISTOPHER EU

SPIVA THOMAS EU

$590,000

8/25/21

4297 BRENTWOOD LN

BAZILWICH ANN

DIAZ JAIME EA

$595,000

8/25/21

918 E HERMOSA ST

SOERACHMAT ZENO EA

RUIZ ADELA EU

$650,000

8/25/21

1419 DICKINSON ST

HICKS CHRISTOPHER EU

FICKAS PAUL

$689,000

8/26/21

SANTA YNEZ

3965 EDGEHILL LN

Z RANCH LLC

MILLER MICHAEL EA

$1,150,000

8/27/21

UNICORP

1659 N CONCORD AVE

WOOSLEY JOSHUA EA

GARCIA JOE

$270,000

8/26/21

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1633 POINT LOBOS LN

CANO ROBERT EA

HART TYREKE

$330,000

8/23/21

603 N PALISADE DR

COMBS MICHELE

ORTEGA-REYES LILIAN EA

$360,000

8/24/21

1420 CALLE NETO

WORCESTER ANGELA EA

WALLACE BRIAN

$380,000

8/27/21

812 W FIR AVE

MCNALLY MICHAEL EA

PREMIER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT $385,000

8/27/21

1509 CALLE PRIMERA

FOSTER ERIC

AGUILAR ROSALES EA

$420,000

8/24/21

3894 SATURN AVE

DOUDNA DONALD EA

KAU JADE EA

$450,000

8/24/21

376 FIRST ST

FACHA TL EA

HORZES ENTERTAINMENT LLC

$450,000

8/27/21

465 TERRA WAY

NICHOLS DONALD EA

LITTLE CHARLENE EA

$455,000

8/25/21

3340 SHEPHERD DR

MCKENNON KEVIN EA

EDMON KENNETH EU

$700,000

8/24/21

297 OAK HILL DR

MATULIS BARBARA

JOHNSON TUCKER

$710,000

8/27/21

574 PINE ST

MUELLER RACHELLE

CAPLAN STACI

$795,000

8/27/21

5080 SAN JOSE RD

GLICK MICHAEL EA

ALVES BORIS EU

$1,205,000

8/26/21

1608 COPENHAGEN DR

MERZON JAMES EA

BEAR LION LLC

$2,400,000

8/25/21

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GOLETA NORTH

MONTECITO

1-4 $4,695,000 1121 Via Del Rey 4+/4.5+ Enjoy dramatic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains at this 6 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom Cape Cod-style estate located on 5 lush acres in Goleta, California. Zia Group | eXp Realty California Alex Stoeber 805-450-9944

# 2090649

1-3 $699,000 184 Kingston Ave., D 2/1.5 Single level, private and inviting condo with a relaxing and spacious outdoor garden. Village properties Amy Abbott & Kristin Joy Hall 805-708-3221/805-345-8279

1039 Cima Linda 4+/4.5 2-4 $10,500,000 Panoramic ocean, harbor, city and woodland views.

Coldwell Banker Realty Joanne Stoltz 805-895-7322

MONTECITO - LOWER VILLAGE

# 01735358/02020854

1-4 $2,895,000 180 Hermosillo Rd 3/2 This mid-century design is a whimsical yet sophisticated mix of wood and glass, blending into the surrounding landscape of Montecito’s highly sought-after Lower Village.

1-4 $780,000 343 Northgate Dr. #A 3/2 New Listing! 1st Open! Spacious single-level condo, facing the greenbelt. Updates throughout, with a garage and community pool. Village properties Devin Wong

805-451-6157

Coastal Properties Gary Goldberg

1-4 $1,700,000 811 E. Pedregosa #2 2/2 New Listing! Casually elegant lower Riviera 2/2 home with custom finishes and expansive views 805-296-0662

# 1813897 Village properties Marcella Simmons

1-4 $1,495,000 7167 Armstrong Road 3+/2 New Listing - First Open! Spacious single story home soaring high ceilings and an Entertainers Back Yard complete with built in BBQ, Pool, Spa & 3-car garage! Sun Coast Real Estate Chris Agnoli 805-895-0313

Etherton Real Estate, eXp Anastasia Carroll 805-303-5995

Village properties Grubb Campbell Group

805-895-6226

# 01236143

SAN ANTONIO CREEK

MESA

1-4 $1,625,000 4455 La Paloma Ave. 4/2 This residence sits on a spacious half-acre lot with a pool, oversized 2 car garage, additional storage, ample fruit, citrus, and avocado trees.

$2950000 1263 Dover Lane 4+/4.5 1-4 It’s home. You feel it as soon as you enter. Ocean views throughout illuminate this stunning Mediterranean open concept home providing a picturesque gathering space for you and your loved ones. 805-455-8910

# 1902013

By Appt $4,725,000 1300 Dover Hill Road 4/4 Located at the end of one of the most coveted roads on the Upper Riviera of Santa Barbara, sits a magnificent Mediterranean masterpiece with arguably the best views in all of Santa Barbara.

# 01132005

# 02118134

805-680-9981

RIVIERA/UPPER

1-4 $999,000 6594 Pipeline 3/2.5 The largest townhouse floorplan in the Los Carneros Village. The Marisol Plan 4 is almost 2,000 SF and has 3 bdrms and a loft plus 2.5 bthrms. At the dead end of the st unit, great views.

Coastal Properties Gary Goldberg

# 01172139

RIVIERA

GOLETA SOUTH

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971-285-2060

# 1976444

1-4 $780,000 343 Northgate Dr A 3/2 Rare and highly desirable 3 bed/2 bath single level condo in Goleta. Village properties David Kim

# 00387433

Village properties Spencer Cole

805-689-6673

# 2115510

# 01172139

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How to Add More Natural Light to Your Home Natural light can brighten not only your home’s interior, but also your mood. Photo courtesy Dreamstime

By Brandon Purdum When natural light has the freedom to flow through your home, it not only gives new life to the neglected nooks, corners and crannies throughout your interior space — it provides an all new window into your home’s hidden potential. Adding a little daylight can go a long way toward brightening dark rooms, revitalizing your home’s interior and even recharging your mood. Here are a few ideas for unleashing the power of natural light in your home: WALK YOUR HOME Where is your home’s natural light coming from? Which areas or rooms could use a bit more? A room-toroom assessment can provide you a better sense of your home’s natural light sources — windows, glass doors and skylights — as well as those spots that could use a sunpowered boost. As you walk your home, be sure to note any large plants or furniture preventing outside light from making the maximum impact. You might be surprised how quickly a little rearranging can transform a dusty, under-lit space into a delightful, design-beckoning backdrop. CHECK YOUR WINDOW TREATMENTS Dark shades and heavy curtains create havoc for spaces

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in desperate need of daylight. Consider replacing these treatments with lighter, breezier colors and materials that better disperse natural light across dark rooms. A new window dressing may be what you need not only to capture more of the sun’s cleansing rays, but also to transform that boring bathroom, bedroom or kitchen into a brighter, more inviting indoor space. PULL OUT THE PAINTBRUSH A new coat of paint can really perk up those spaces thirsting for a bit of sunlight. Painting dark walls with reflective, light-friendly colors gives daylight more room to roam. Lighter paint can also provide a powerful design element that contrasts any dark furniture, doors and trim that make your space unique. Neutral colors like white, tan and gray have broad design potential and tend to work best for improving a room’s natural light. GET GLASSY Replacing solid wood entry and passageway doors with glass doors can be a great way to move more natural light through your home. For those areas that could really benefit from a bigger splash of sunlight – stairwells, entryways and hallways – a new glass door could be a godsend, transforming what was once a shadowy staircase or lackluster landing into a warm and welcoming home interior transition. And for areas where security and privacy are para-

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mount, frosted and tinted glass doors provide a great light-enhancement option – allowing you to rejuvenate that lifeless second bathroom without inviting unwanted attention. LOOK TO THE SKY Is your kitchen craving the spotlight? With a new skylight above your countertops, you can turn that ordinary, run-of-the-mill space into the conversation-starting centerpiece it was always meant to be. Skylights provide your home direct, day-long access to natural light in ways few other methods can — enhancing atmosphere, adding character and creating the interior space your family will flock to for years to come. Skylights are available in three main types — fixed, ventilating and tubular — and can range anywhere between $900 and $2,300 to install. A local skylight pro can help you determine the type and size that best suits your home. Brandon Purdum is a reporter for HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace connecting homeowners with trusted service professionals to complete home projects. Visit HomeAdvisor.com ©2018 HomeAdvisor Visit HomeAdvisor at www.HomeAdvisor.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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Soprano Impatiens make perfect partners with all kinds of hostas including this Shadowland Autumn Frost. Photos courtesy Norman Winter/TNS

On Gardening:

Soprano impatiens will be a performance to your shade garden

Soprano Orange and Bright Red have been combined in the bed along the brick wall and in close proximity to Heart to Heart Mesmerized caladiums.

By Norman Winter

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This Garden Guy also used Soprano Impatiens with Shadowland Autumn Frost hostas and upright Alocasia elephant ears.

IMPATIENS

Continued from page 19 The biggest surprise in The Garden Guy’s testing this year comes courtesy of the Soprano impatiens. I cannot remember the last time I planted what we call bedding impatiens. I’m sure I had dark hair and was still helping children with homework. All I can say is, holy wow. If you have forgotten about impatiens, these plants will give unparalleled color to the shade garden. I’ll testify the Sopranos can tolerate more sun than I thought. Coming from Proven Winners, Soprano impatiens will make their debut in 2022 and will be available in four colors: Bright Red, Orange, Violet Shades and White. They’ll reach about 15 inches tall with an equal spread. You might think a plant that thrives in the shade or filtered light would have special needs. In that regard, it has been zero, zip, nada. They have been the most carefree plants in my garden this year. No one expects impatiens to attract pollinators, but I have had swallowtail butterflies visit, and now the large cloudless sulpurs have also found them to their liking. I am expecting that as the season winds down, the hummingbirds will start to sample as well. If you are like me, it may very well have been 20-plus years since you have grown this type of impatiens. As tough as they are in the long sweltering summer heat and humidity, tight heavy clay may be the only thing keeping you from the green thumb award. If this is your situation, incorporate organic matter into your soil or plant on raised beds of planting mix like commercial landscapers. There is possibly a generation or two of gardeners that have never planted bedding impatiens and might be wondering about partnerships and choice combinations for the landscape. If so, rejoice in this. If you are a hosta lover, you could not pick a showier companion. The Garden Guy decided to create mini-mixes instead of planting single colors. Thinking back to April when I planted, I really can’t remember why I chose to do it. Maybe I had faint recollections of the ‘90s mixes. I partnered the Soprano Violet Shades and the Soprano Orange together. They bring me cheer every time I look at them. I used the Soprano mix around Rockin Golden Delicious pineapple sage and in conjunction with mophead hydrangeas that bloom blue for me. I also used the impatiens with Shadowland Autumn Frost hostas and as an understory to upright Alocasia elephant ears. I created another mini-mix using the Soprano Orange and

In this photo Soprano Violet Shades, and Orange have been combined with Rockin Golden Delicious pineapple sage.

This female Easter Tiger Swallowtail visits the Soprano Violet Shades impatiens

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Soprano impatiens will make their debut in 2022 with four colors, Bright Red, Orange, Violet Shades and White. Here The Garden Guy has mixed Orange and Violet Shades to be grown with blue hydrangeas.

Bright Red together. This just screams Santa Fe or somewhere west where the chili ristras hang in decoration. I used these along a brick wall and in close proximity to Heart to Heart Mesmerized caladiums. The soil here was already a mix of gravel and loam and has been superb. In the front yard I used the Soprano Violet Shades and Soprano White in partnership with Crested Surf Japanese

Painted ferns and various azaleas. In all instances, these impatiens light up the landscape. Suddenly those shady areas no longer go unnoticed. Next year is simply going to be amazing with all the new plants. If you have shady areas, then by all means put Soprano impatiens high on your list. You’ll have color all summer long.

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Norman Winter, horticulturist, garden speaker and author of “Tough-as-Nails Flowers for the South” and “Captivating Combinations: Color and Style in the Garden.” Follow him on Facebook @ NormanWinterTheGardenGuy. ©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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100 hot pepper varieties: Minneapolis gardener and YouTube crooner’s front-yard bounty

Top, hot pepper enthusiast Rob Coleman cared for his peppers in his front yard. He grows more than 100 varieties of peppers, including (above, clockwise from top left) Aji Charapita, supposedly the most expensive pepper in the world when sold as a spice; the Trinidad Red Scorpion and the Dragon’s Breath Moruga, Coleman’s hottest pepper. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Flores/TNS

Erica Pearson Little Elf. Fatalii Red. Naga Smooky Rainbow. Carolina Reaper. Rob Coleman grows these hot pepper varieties and scores more — including some of the spiciest in the world — in hundreds of brightly colored pots, each carefully labeled, in his front yard. Coleman and his wife, Cat Gilfillen, have been pepper gardeners for decades, setting up in front of their south Minneapolis home to capture the sunshine. They continue to add peppers and tweak the array, sticking a few flowers in among the veggies to “make it more palatable to the neighbors.” More than 100 pepper varieties grow in their yard. “The number one question that people ask me is, ‘Don’t people steal them?’ ” Coleman said. “As far as I know, it has never happened.” Coleman, who chronicles his urban pepper growing on YouTube channel 7 Pot Club (named for the Trinidadian pepper so hot a single one can season seven pots of stew) starts the plants from seeds in his basement each February.

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While the Colemans preserve their harvest, making a 7 Pot paste (peppers, with a bit of garlic, vinegar and lime juice), they also will often trade fresh peppers for other veggies with farmers they have befriended at the market in the Kingfield neighborhood. During the growing season, Coleman also likes simply snacking on raw peppers as they ripen, even ones with supercharged scores on the Scoville scale, which measures a pepper’s heat level. A longtime musician who played in a reggae band for a time, Coleman got hooked on spice when he first tried a 7 Pot variety, encouraged by Trinidadian bandmates. Gilfillen, who has a much milder palate than her husband, describes his introduction to hot peppers as “kind of like SpiderMan” being “activated.” Coleman didn’t get much exposure to spice growing up in Indiana, but he does credit his ancestors for passing along receptive taste buds. “My grandfather came from AustriaHungary, in the early part of the last century and he grew what they call Hungarian wax peppers,” he said. Hungarian wax peppers have a mild to

medium Scoville scale range of 1,000 to 15,000. Some of the varieties that Coleman munches raw score in the 1.5 million to 2 million range. “I’ve always tried to find something hotter and hotter and hotter,” Coleman said. He started the YouTube channel three years ago, with Gilfillen as his videographer, and now has more than 17,000 subscribers. The pair, who work as freelance web developers, create videos that are informative (their most popular one, with more than 120,000 views, is a primer on growing hot peppers from seed). They also churn out videos that are upbeat and even a little trippy. Coleman writes and records original music for them, marrying his two passions. Each video begins the same way: Coleman, who has shoulder-length gray hair and black-framed glasses, introduces himself, saying “Welcome to 7 Pot Club. I’m Rob.” Then his catchy theme, “I Grow Hot Peppers,” plays. Every year at the end of the growing season, Coleman chooses his seven favorite pepper varieties, picks them and eats them raw on camera. For the annual tasting episode, he usually writes and records a brandnew tune. In 2020, he couldn’t narrow his choices to just seven so he tasted eight, and debuted a song called “Wow, Wow Wow” featuring a montage of him crunching peppers through the years. “Please watch and listen while I mentally prepare myself for the pleasure and the pain,” he tells viewers. The track begins with a nod to our pandemic times: “This was the strangest year / But I still grew hot peppers here / I’m going to taste them for you now / Soon I’ll be saying’ Wow.’ ” His top pepper last summer was called the Gator Jigsaw, a squat green-ripening variety that some say “could be the hottest in the world, although there are lots of peppers they say that about,” he explains in the video. After calmly crunching a big bite on camera, he gives his tasting notes. “Mmm. There’s a taste of unripe fruit, a little bit of a black pepper accent to it. Quite savory. It’s very, very hot.” Coleman prepares for the annual tastings by eating yogurt with bananas beforehand — because he loves the taste and because the super hot peppers can wreak havoc on his digestive system. He eats peppers raw and by themselves. “Sometimes I’ll cut them up and put them on a sandwich or whatever,” Coleman

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said. “Sometimes I regret that. I’ll think, ‘Oh, I can just eat this whole thing on a sandwich,’ and I really regret that.” While the relatively short gardening season in Minnesota makes it an unlikely climate for growing tropical hot peppers, Coleman has found success by starting his plants indoors when it’s snowing outside. “I have found if you start them early, they do OK,” he said. “When I first started, I was starting them in March or April and they weren’t far enough along and they wouldn’t mature.” He usually uses fish manure as a fertilizer but is trying turkey manure this year, too — testing to see which gives the plants the biggest boost. “We’ll see which wins,” he said. Most years, Coleman will enter a few of his peppers in the Minnesota State Fair’s vegetable competition. Because the fair’s judges value uniformity, they need to be the same size, shape and color. In 2018, he won a blue ribbon for his half-inch Jellybean peppers, a variety of tiny white habaneros from Peru. This year, he plans to enter some of his peppers, but he’ll wait until the last minute to decide which variety to pick and bring to the competition. He’s known beyond the fairgrounds, though. His YouTube channel has connected him with fellow pepper enthusiasts on every continent except Antarctica. Last year, he collaborated with a hot sauce maker for the first time, shipping peppers throughout the season to Pennsylvania. A product with local hot sauce maker Lost Capital Foods is now in the works, said Coleman. Even as he continues to grow and try new varieties, Coleman has a few pet peppers. “I have my varieties that I love to snack on,” he said. “Some of the habaneros I like to eat with meals. My favorite thing is just to take a bite of them. I just go out and pick them right before dinner.” When he and his wife go out to eat, Coleman often finds even the spiciest dishes are too mild. They are regulars at Vo’s Vietnamese restaurant, where he brings along some frozen peppers from his front-yard patch to add to his vegan pho. “I’m known for going out and taking a little container, and I’ll just kind of discreetly dump them on my food,” he said. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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