Two displaced residents of the property on 6653 Del Playa Drive told KEYT that the property owner should have done more to prevent the balcony collapse.
Another mom-and-pop shop is closing in downtown Santa Barbara.
Macy's is starting to clear out the inventory from its downtown Santa Barbara store with discounts of up to 30 percent. The store will go dark in the spring along with 67 others in the chain as part of the growing reorganization.
The city of Santa Barbara's lawn watering ban took effect on New Year's Day, the move comes as central California enters a sixth year of drought.