••• The county released its updated Thomas Fire Storm Impact Consideration Map., a.k.a. the debris-flow risk map. Screenshots of Montecito and Carpinteria are above and below, respectively.
••• From the Montecito Trails Foundation: “We are so thrilled to announce that new, updated and bilingual trailhead maps are installed at Romero Canyon, San Ysidro and Hot Springs trailheads!”
••• On the agenda for the January 11 meeting of the city’s Architectural Board of Review: “Proposal to remove the existing structurally deficient Carpinteria Street Bridge over Sycamore Creek and install a new single-span concrete bridge. The project also includes new sidewalks, channel walls, revegetation of creek banks, street and pedestrian lighting, and fencing.” It’s between S. Soledad and S. Canada streets.
••• Idyll Mercantile, which has been selling plants online and at various pop-ups, says it has a shop in the works: “Now that we have a space, we’ve got to fill it! Our goal launch date is February 2021. We are looking for local(ish) makers who want to sell their work. As a plant shop, we are looking for all things planty: planters, mugs, prints, jewelry… etc. along with whatever else you are creating. A huge driving force behind opening this shop is to give artists a space to share their work. So, if you are an artist… let’s talk!”
••• Another intriguing new local business caught my eye on Instagram: Stiknstuk, which describes itself thus: “Empowerment you wear. PatchStiks made by rad artists rooted in activism stoke and made of upcycled ocean waste.” A few are shown below, and in case you were wondering, the non-filthy definition of stoke on Urban Dictionary is “the exhilaration/happiness a person find in something.”
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