33 Tiny Cabins for the Homeless Will Be Installed Downtown

••• The county unveiled the location (a parking lot on Santa Barbara Street between Figueroa and Carrillo) for its 33 prefab “cabins” to house the homeless. While just 64 square feet, “each cabin comes equipped with a bed, a desk, and a chair. Each unit—with walls two-inches thick made from steel framing covered in plastic building materials—has lighting, electricity, and air conditioning. Guests will use common-area restrooms, sinks, and showering facilities. […] A sewage hook-up was trenched to serve this community, thereby reducing smells and truck traffic from MarBorg waste haulers. —Independent (images courtesy Dignity Moves)

••• “Santa Barbara County recently purchased a $6.3-million residential building in Isla Vista to use as an emergency shelter for formerly homeless individuals in the Isla Vista and Goleta area.” —Noozhawk

••• “Compliance with Covid-19 vaccine-or-test mandates at public organizations across Santa Barbara varies considerably, with high rates reported by many agencies but much lower figures found at others. The Sheriff’s Office appears particularly out of sync with the county ordinance that went into effect three weeks ago, on October 18. Of the department’s 161 patrol deputies who have opted to receive weekly tests in lieu of being vaccinated, only 36 of them have registered to be tested, and none have actually been swabbed.” —Independent

••• Betsy Green is “doing a survey of hitching posts in Santa Barbara. The last survey was done in 1975, when about 170 were located. How many are left? […] You can help by sending me the location of any hitching posts you know about (on parkways; not in people’s private gardens).” —Edhat

••• Bowlero is opening a 32,000-square-foot bowling alley at the Collection in Oxnard. The photo below should come with a warning. —KEYT


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