Downtown Lot Closed for Months

City Parking Lot 10, located on the corner of Ortega and Anacapa streets, is closed until the end of April as it undergoes seismic upgrades. The four-story, 546-space garage was built in 1989 at a cost of $4.8 million. Crews are reportedly strengthening the connections between the lot’s beams and columns to withstand a sizeable earthquake. Once work on Lot 10 is completed, retrofits will be made to the Lobero lot over a period of three to four weeks.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Lavagnino’s Sudden Victory

5th District supervisor a shoo-in as filing window closes; Gregg Hart also unopposed for 2nd District.

One Half of Old Town Streets to Get Sidewalks

Walkways planned for one side of Goleta neighborhood streets; parking, lighting talks at community meeting March 22.

After Disaster in Montecito, Where Is All the Money Going?

Santa Barbara nonprofits account for millions spent on relief efforts.

Santa Barbara Experiences a Rainy March, but a Dry Year

Water year only 34 percent of normal for precipitation.

City Says Franceschi House Has Got to Go

The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million.