A Step Forward for the Santa Barbara Airport Expansion

••• “Santa Barbara Moving Ahead with $100 Million Airport Terminal Expansion […] Plans call for the expansion of the terminal to add two passenger gates and waiting room space; additional food and retail space on the second floor; and improvements to the ticketing, self check-in, baggage claim and TSA area. […] The parking structure will be multi-level, with 800 to 1,400 spaces. […] Construction is not expected to start until 2026.” —Noozhawk

••• Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Summer Solstice Celebration. —Edhat

••• “Santa Barbara Declares Stage II Drought […] But Is the Governor’s One-Size-Fits-All Approach Way Too Tight?” —Independent

••• From a long look at Carpinteria’s cannabis problem: “To date, the county has approved 166 acres of the maximum 186 acres allowed for greenhouse cannabis in the Carpinteria Valley. But even if the 20 acres of cannabis still awaiting approvals are equipped with [carbon scrubbers for odor mitigation], along with the 44 acres where the technology has been installed or required, that would still leave 122 acres that were approved for permits without scrubbers, or 65 percent of the commercial cannabis allowed under the cap.” —Newsmakers

••• The Independent profiles hedge fund manager, musician, and Montecito resident Pete Muller.

••• A Planet Fitness gym has opened in Goleta. —Noozhawk

••• Edhat‘s tree of the month is the Guadalupe palm.

••• The terrifying tale of Santa Barbara fisherman Dylan Fogg, who sleepwalked off the deck of a boat and had to swim for eight hours before getting rescued. —Sour Milk (via Independent)


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