••• “Santa Barbara County and California now follow the federal travel guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which require proof of a negative Covid-19 test [from the three days before travel] or recent recovery from the virus for all incoming international travelers.” And it doesn’t matter whether you’re fully vaccinated. “Wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth is required for everyone on public transportation, including planes, trains, buses, airports, transit centers and other transportation hubs.” —Noozhawk
••• La Casa de Maria is shooting to rebuild and reopen in 2023; the retreat needs to raise $75 million, though, reports the Montecito Journal. And from the Montecito Association: “Many of the buildings lost alongside the creek will not be replaced. Instead, they’ll install a riparian trail with native plants to allow you to enjoy walking the area while it recovers naturally. […] They will not be open to the public during construction.”
••• “Supporters of a long-awaited skatepark in Carpinteria are making a push for community donations to finish off a project that has been on the wish list for many years. The proposed location is next to Carpinteria City Hall and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s substation.” —KEYT
••• “After revealing the return of live dance and music to Fiesta 2021 last week, [organizers] announced at De la Guerra Plaza on Monday that the traditional mercado there would return this August 4-7.” —Independent
••• Reef & Run and Nite Moves have started up again, and the Pier to Peak half-marathon is just awaiting approval from Los Padres National Forest.” —Noozhawk
••• “A zoning permit for SFS Farms, 87 acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation at the western end of the Sta. Rita Hills, the county’s most successful wine region, was approved by the county Board of Supervisors this week with few concessions to the neighboring vintners. SFS Farms, owned by investors in Colorado and Manhattan Beach, is the largest ‘grow’ approved by the county to date. If it were up and running today, it would be one of the largest cannabis operations in the U.S.; 87 acres is about 65 football fields’ worth of pot.” —Newsmakers, Edhat, Noozhawk, Independent
••• Now open in the Funk Zone, next to Mony’s: SB Mid Mod, which sells “an appealing array of home furnishings and artful objects […] featuring the mid-century modern motifs of clean lines, bright colors, organic and geometric shapes, bold patterns, mixed textures, and contrasting materials.” —Independent
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