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By John Wiley

Looking over the fence at the SB Art Museum it was interesting to see the significant earthquake steel frame upgrades amid the lovely old brick structure. Over at the Montecito Street APS roundabout, there's hydrology science going in beyond the fence. They seem to be enlarging the water flow capacity with a new bridge there, and hopefully reduce any future flood damage potential.

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EastBeach Jun 12, 2018 07:45 AM
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Yes, they've been working on the creek crossing for over a month now. Also very significant sidewalk and road improvements going on just down the street on Salsipuedes. Nice to see these improvements especially for the little ones walking up to Cleveland School.

bjgreen Jun 11, 2018 05:43 PM
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Great shot of the roof of the Art Museum! You can clearly see the part of the roof that used to slide back so that part of the building was open to the sky during the summer months in the 19-teens when the building was used as the post office. In the May chapter of my "Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1915," I wrote about an article in the local paper that reported: "The moveable roof over the main lobby of the post office building is now moved back for the summer, giving the building an open court."

PitMix Jun 11, 2018 01:14 PM
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Hopefully they have already upgraded any bridges and crossings in the downstream direction or this channel improvement will just pass any flooding problem down to the next constriction. When that happens, only the lawyers win. Based on the evidence of the Micheltorena Bike Lane redesign which they said would be easy and turned out to be very hard and expensive, and also the Anacapa St lane width mismeasurement next to the parking garage, I'm not sure we can assume that this was done.

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