September 11, 2021
Carpinteria’s Avocado Festival Has Been Canceled
Other recent news: A step forward for 78-unit apartment building just off lower State Street; analyzing the dire water situation; city council candidates Kristen Sneddon and Barrett Reed debate; the transportation chief who claimed religious discrimination has resigned; why the bird refuge smells so bad; waxing salon opens downtown; Cox Communications to install gas-powered generators all over the area.
September 5, 2021
Failed Rocket Launch Sent Debris Raining Down
Other recent news: Ty Warner's ex claims he abused her and hid assets; SBCC's stadium is still closed to the public; a Montecito house was moved; antiques store opens in Paseo Nuevo; members of Historic Landmarks Commission ticked off about city's closing of a paseo; Trek Foundation helping to improve mountain-biking trails; analysis of a city council candidate forum.
September 2, 2021
Patrick Nesbitt’s Bid for a Private Helispot Was Stymied Yet Again
Other recent news: Winners and losers in the first mayoral debate; formerly homeless man now leading efforts to clean up camps; pro-development state senate bills move forward; UCSB Arts and Lectures announces 2021-2022 season; One 805 concert to benefit first responders; mandatory Covid-19 testing for all K-12 students in Santa Barbara Unified School District; county employees to get vaccinated or regularly tested; more on those big yachts moored here; San Luis Obispo County mask mandate.
August 30, 2021
Front-Country Trails Included in Statewide Forest Closure
Other recent news: Cruise ship moratorium extended till March; 33 "pallet houses" downtown to temporarily house the homeless; cannabis farmers agree to odor-control measures; two of the zoo's giraffes are pregnant; another section of Montecito sidewalks was completed; new thrift store.
August 26, 2021
Hillside Burned in Loma Fire Is Declared Safe
Other recent news: Board of Supervisors mull vaccine mandate for county employees; Ventura County finally issues indoor mask order; new State Street shops; the interesting history of Turnpike Road; surprising endorsements in the upcoming election; new interim head of Santa Barbara City College.
August 20, 2021
Airport Noise Complaints Have Doubled This Summer
Other recent news: An update on the county's Covid numbers; four theaters now require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test; ExxonMobil’s plan for up to 70 truckloads of oil a day has hit a snag; cannabis grower fined $40,000 for environmental violations; new technology repair shop.
August 16, 2021
Magnolia Founders Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Reportedly Looking in Montecito
Other recent news: An old oil well dumped around 500 gallons of oil into Toro Canyon; the tree of the month is the marvelous Bunya-Bunya; new tenant for the former Carrows/Denny's space in Goleta; carbon-scrubbing technology proposed for massive pot greenhouse complex in Carpinteria; the town of Port Hueneme is mulling a name change.
August 12, 2021
The Six Candidates Running for Mayor of Santa Barbara
Other recent news: City council rejects Mission Canyon Bridge replacement; Amur leopard born at the zoo; California requiring all school staff to be vaccinated; Santa Barbara man accused of murdering his children in Mexico; MarBorg Industries expansion allowed to proceed. 12
August 10, 2021
Should Santa Barbara Ban the Fiesta Rodeo?
Other recent news: Man drives into laundromat in an attempt to hurt someone inside; efforts to address the homelessness situation; hospitals now require proof of vaccination of negative Covid test to enter; county poised to seize property for the Randall Road Debris Basin; the science behind the Hope Ranch "volcano"; new hotel and workforce housing proposed for Solvang. 1
August 6, 2021
Biltmore Employees to Vote on a Lowball Severance Offer
Other recent news: The Santa Barbara transportation manager alleging discrimination urged his religious group to "take over" the city; disagreement over whether to regulate sidewalk vendors; SBCC approves vaccine mandate; Montecito boutique Juniper has changed locations; cannabis-industry machinations in Camarillo; thirty miles of Highway 101 in Ventura County will get widened.