••• From an SBPD press release on Edhat: “Recently, there has been a rash of vehicle burglaries and theft from vehicles at the Arroyo Burro Beach Park (Hendry’s Beach) as well as other beachfront parking areas and trailheads. Police suspect professional crews are specifically targeting those areas due to high value opportunities.” As opposed to amateur thieves, who don’t do it for the money…?
••• As you undoubtedly know by now, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a curfew for most counties in California, including Santa Barbara, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. —L.A. Times
••• A reminder of how good we have it here: starting Wednesday night, outdoor dining is not allowed at restaurants in Los Angeles County. —L.A. Times
••• Santa Barbara-based Kate Farms, which makes meal-replacement shakes, “recently announced a $51 million financing round, and it plans to use some of that money to open a new facility in Carpinteria.” —Pacific Coast Business Times
••• “The U.S. Air Force announced six finalists for the headquarters for its new U.S. Space Command on Nov. 20, and Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc was not one of them.” —Pacific Coast Business Times
••• BCycle, the company providing electric bikes for Santa Barbara’s bike-share program, assumed that its enrollment kiosks would have access to electricity, but they won’t, so now they plan on installing solar-powered kiosks that are nine feet tall. Why not just do it through phones, the wait scooter-rental apps work? —Noozhawk
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