More than 120 years in the making, the dreams of a real estate speculator from Ohio were brought one huge step closer to reality this week as the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a large-scale luxury development for the picturesque ranch at the easternmost gate of the Gaviota Coast commonly known as Naples. Read story.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approves controversial Gaviota Coast development. Read story.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Board of Supervisors' decision on Matt Osgood's Naples plan was delayed - but will between-meeting talks between the developers' people and Naples preservationists bear fruit? Read story.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Debate over controversial Gaviota Coast development begins one week earlier than expected at Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Read story.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Long considered to be key in the fight against the mansionization of Naples, a Transfer of Developments Rights (TDR) ordinance was approved by the Santa Barbara County supervisors this week. Read story.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Santa Barbara County Planning Commission approves controversial Gaviota Coast project a week earlier than expected. Read story.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Critics worry that voluntary measure will lack teeth. Read story.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
A complex scheme designed to allow development now slated for the Naples subdivision to be transferred to points as far south as the City of Santa Barbara got a mixed reception at the Santa Barbara City Council on 7/22. Read story.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Naples development, for better or worse, took a major turn toward fruition this week. Read story.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Contrary to popular opinion, Matt Osgood is not the boogeyman. Read story.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Approval process gets hot for development of beloved, beleaguered Gaviota Coast property. Read story.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Coastal access is a hot issue for this Santa Barbara County race and for the county at large as well. Read story.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Anyone who has ever driven along the California coast immediately north of Santa Barbara is familiar with the natural sanctuary that exists there. Read story.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The more things change, the more they stay the same -especially in the battle over Naples. Read story.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
On 12/10, a standing room only crowd gathered for three hours in the Santa Barbara County Administration Building to voice their concerns about plans to put large-scale luxury homes on the pristine Gaviota Coast. Read story.