••• A gushy Noozhawk article (“I can only describe him as a man with ‘big ideas and big dreams that he makes come true'”) confirms that the new Big Daddy’s Home & Garden store in Summerland is referring to itself as The Well. And buried at the end was this news: “Porch from Carpinteria’s Santa Claus Lane […] recently leased the former Just Folk building across Lillie Avenue from The Well.” Well, no. It’s on the same side of Lillie, and across Colville Street. Anyway, the loss of Porch is a blow for Santa Claus Lane.
••• “Shark activity witnessed outside of the Santa Barbara harbor. 15-ft. Great White feeding on a sea lion near the buoy about a mile out. Signs posted as an advisory.” —KEYT’s John Palminteri
••• “San Marcos High Student Emerges as Leader in Quest for Racial Change, Police Reform [….] From organizing massive demonstrations to educating her own parents, senior Talia Hamilton is determined to make a difference—starting in Santa Barbara.” —Noozhawk
••• “An effort is underway again to create the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, a proposal that would protect the currently unprotected area between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. On June 25, senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and Congressmember Salud Carbajal wrote to the U.S. Department of Commerce [asking for] a five-year extension to the proposal, which was originally proposed in 2015.” —Independent
••• Montecito Journal (page 33) has a mini profile of David Moseley, who has been making beautiful memorial benches from trees salvaged from the big debris flows. Below: the one honoring Rebecca Riskin at Ennisbrook Open Space.
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