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Auberge Resorts to manage The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern

The local owner of The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos, Brian Strange, has hired Auberge Resorts to manage the landmark property and elevate the luxury service of the inn when it reopens in 2021. The inn, which dates back to 1886, will be re-named The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection. The Read More →
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Bill Foley buys Hotel Californian

By   /  Thursday, September 2nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, left, Real Estate, Restaurants, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Bill Foley buys Hotel Californian

Foley Entertainment Group, founded by Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey owner and Santa Barbara County wine magnate Bill Foley, has purchased the Hotel Californian on lower State Street in Santa Barbara. Foley Entertainment Group announced the purchase Sept. 1 and did not disclose the price. The property’s assessed value is $33.5 million, according to Santa Read More →

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Hearst Castle plans for 2022 reopening after closure from pandemic, then storm damage

By   /  Friday, August 20th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Hearst Castle plans for 2022 reopening after closure from pandemic, then storm damage

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From yurts to Airstreams, region’s glampgrounds put new twist on camping

By   /  Friday, August 20th, 2021  /  Destinations, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism  /  Comments Off on From yurts to Airstreams, region’s glampgrounds put new twist on camping

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Alaska Airlines adds flights between Santa Barbara and San Diego

By   /  Tuesday, June 8th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Alaska Airlines adds flights between Santa Barbara and San Diego

Santa Barbara Airport is offering direct flights to San Diego this summer. The service starts June 17, with twice-daily departures and arrivals through Alaska Airlines. The airline’s Embraer 175 jets will hold up to 74 passengers, with four classes of seating options. The flights are in the afternoon and evening, with the first flight leaving Read More →

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First Southwest Airlines flight lands in Santa Barbara

By   /  Monday, April 12th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on First Southwest Airlines flight lands in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara rolled out the red, yellow and blue balloons as Southwest Airlines made its Central Coast debut on April 12. The Dallas, Texas-based airline’s brightly painted Boeing 737 aircraft arrived on time or even a few minutes early from Oakland and Denver to start what is expected to be a busy season for Santa Read More →

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Obituary: Lynn Hogan, Pleasant Holidays co-founder and Ventura County philanthropist

By   /  Monday, December 21st, 2020  /  Destinations, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Obituary: Lynn Hogan, Pleasant Holidays co-founder and Ventura County philanthropist

The Hogan family has announced the death of Pleasant Holidays co-founder Lynn Hogan at age 92. According to a post from the magazine Travel Weekly, she died Nov. 24 in Thousand Oaks, and her death was announced in mid-December. With her husband, Ed Hogan, she founded a small travel agency in Point Pleasant, New Jersey Read More →

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Southwest’s next destination: Santa Barbara Airport

By   /  Wednesday, December 16th, 2020  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Southwest’s next destination: Santa Barbara Airport

Southwest Airlines announced Dec. 16 that it plans to start flying out of Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, something airport officials and frequent fliers have wanted for decades. The airline has not said yet which cities it would serve from Santa Barbara, or how often, but airport officials anticipate “several departures a day,” Deanna Read More →

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