Bars Will Have to Close Again Starting Wednesday

••• “The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued a new health officer order on Monday, leading to the closure of bars within the county. Bars will be mandated to close beginning Wednesday. […] The order will not include restaurants or wine tasting rooms.” —KEYT

••• Henry Dubroff of the Pacific Coast Business Times posted that “The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce will join its Santa Barbara and Goleta counterparts to form the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce. The move comes just two months after the Santa Barbara and Goleta chambers voted to join forces on April 24. The combined organization will have around 1100 members and the tagline ‘from Goleta to Carpinteria’ will be added to the Santa Barbara South Coast chamber name.”

••• “The city of Solvang is getting two brand new hotels from luxury hotel brand Highway West Vacations. […] The hotels, the Winston and the Vinland Hotel & Lounge, will offer visitors a combination of luxury and old world charm.” The Winston opens July 1 in the Old Mill Clock Tower; “upon arriving, guests receive an email with a code for the entry door and one for their room. There is no front desk.” The Vinland (below) opened a month or so ago. —Santa Barbara News-Press


Other newly opened hotels in the area:
••• Geneseo Inn in Paso Robles
••• The Piccolo in Paso Robles
••• Cuyama Buckhorn in New Cuyama