January 13, 2021
Santa Barbara’s Electric Bikes Should Be Rentable Within Weeks
Other recent news: Who'll get vaccinated after healthcare workers; the buyer of Ellen DeGeneres's East Valley Road house; a new group hopes to revitalize downtown; the Pea Soup Andersen’s building in Buellton is for sale; Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County chair will step down; school district votes to pause failing grades; the tree of the month.
January 10, 2021
Covid Cases Continue to Surge in Santa Barbara County
Other recent news: Grand Montecito estate's new owner revealed; detectives seek help identifying Goleta gunman; UCSB students helping to search for the remains of a teenager who perished in the debris flow; cat reunited with owner after three years; longtime employee purchases Pet House store; Channel Island Surfboards is being bought back by the founders' son; shooting ban extended in Los Padres National Forest.
January 7, 2021
County Hospitals Are Preparing a Shift to “Crisis Care”
Other recent news: Committee to recommend that Santa Barbara ban natural gas in new construction; school district might temporarily eliminate D and F grades because of the pandemic; the man whose house was electrified; cannabis shop opening in Goleta. 1
January 4, 2021
Santa Barbara County Has Been Averaging Nearly 300 New Covid-19 Cases Per Day
Other recent news: The Central Coast's only ice rink is struggling; the history of the fountain at Sycamore Canyon Road and Stanwood Drive; mini monolith at the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge; in praise of Santa Barbara's trees.
December 28, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 22, 2020
The Stay-at-Home Order Is Likely to Be Extended
Other recent news: Riviera resident in hot water for cutting down trees without a permit; restaurant told that staff meals are not allowed during lockdown; strange goings-on in a Montecito house; foster a pet this holiday season; the history of a Queen Anne house downtown. 1
December 18, 2020
December 17, 2020
Governor Newsom Is Ignoring the County’s Request
Other recent news: Solvang now says it will enforce the stay-at-home order; Deborah Schwartz is running for mayor of Santa Barbara; cannabis farmers who are trying to mitigate the stench; a pair of white-faced saki monkeys join the Santa Barbara Zoo; naked man on sidewalk.
December 15, 2020