Jamie Kern Lima tosses down $35 million cash on a major Montecito estate

A mere three months have passed since the devastating Montecito mudslides, which killed more than 20 local residents, injured dozens, caused a mass evacuation, and devastated the local economy. Our scholarly Santa Barbara-based friend/tipster Barbara Bane — who we have previously mentioned on this blog — grimly prophesied that the mudslides will continue to haunt […]

Lottery winner Ronald Willis dumps $4.8 million cash in Hidden Hills

A large house in the guard-gated and celebrity-swarmed Hidden Hills community recently sold for $4,800,000 to a couple named Ronald Willis and Yolanda Mangum. Our Mr. Willis was just an ordinary dude until September 11, 2012, when he beat nearly-insurmountable odds to win $120 million in a mega-millions lottery jackpot. For the TV press conference, Mr. […]