••• “Historic Landmarks Commission approves odor beater plan to freshen up [Andrée Clark Bird Refuge] with cleaner, clearer water and native vegetation.” —Noozhawk
••• The Santa Barbara Bowl was approved for seven extra shows this year, for a total of 44. “The additional shows […] have not been officially announced, however the bowl is now planning a Mariachi festival during Old Spanish Days [and] a show, with details still to be worked out, with the Music Academy of the West.” —KEYT
••• “Airport-style security screening will be added to Santa Barbara County’s administration buildings in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara [105 E. Anapamu] after the Board of Supervisors approved the project and $450,000 expense […]. The security project does not appear to be in response to anything specific.” —Noozhawk
••• Predictably, the 99-room “farm resort” proposed for the Carpinteria bluffs provoked a negative reaction from the community at the recent city hearing, reports the Independent. I understand why people are wary of development, and especially this one, but I wonder whether it’s fair to attempt to restrict all use of land that has been zoned to allow it.
••• “A strike by tens of thousands of central and southern California grocery employees was averted Monday after the workers’ union reached a tentative deal with several major supermarket chains.” —KSBY
••• “The Vandenberg Space Force Base was announced as one of six locations being considered for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Training and Readiness Command Headquarters. STARCOM is one of three Space Force field commands and is responsible for the deliberate development, education and training of people in the space profession, according to the Air Force. It is also responsible for the development of space warfighting tactics, techniques, and procedures and the operational test of Space Force systems.” —KEYT
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