September 7, 2020
September 5, 2020
September 3, 2020
Landmark Montecito House Bought by Tesla’s Head Designer
Other recent news: Dylan Star boutique is moving to the Funk Zone; surge in county cannabis revenue; profile of musician Zach Gill; Goleta allows businesses to put up shade tents; oil drilling in Los Padres National Forest; the News-Press endorsed Trump again.
September 1, 2020
Isla Vista Is Poised to Drag the County’s Reopening Down
Other recent news: A long look at the Paseo Nuevo deal; Roger the Scanner Guy is retiring from Edhat; Montecito man sentenced to three years in prison for fraud; state bill to allow subdivision of residential lots stalled; another school-board candidate Q&A.
August 30, 2020
Hair Salons Are Allowed to Operate Indoors Again
Other recent news: California has a new system to determine reopening schedule; 13 schools submitted waivers to reopen; UCSB moves almost all classes online and cancels all events and sports; prescribed burn at the UCSB lagoon; UCLA Health's expansion into this area; oil platform update; Carpinteria city council candidates; school-board candidate Virginia Alvarez.
August 27, 2020
The County Decided Not to Ratchet Up Covid-19 Rule Enforcement
Other recent news: Goleta School District won't apply for reopening waiver, and Santa Barbara is unsure; investigation into the career of police officer Jeremy Rogers; the Biltmore made an announcement to employees; more on the county's use of Roundup herbicide in creek beds; progress for new Goleta fire station.
August 25, 2020
Bureaucratic Bickering Over the Olive Mill Roundabout
Other recent news: Fundraising drive for new Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network hospital; census update; UCSB sorority house flouted pandemic rules with a big party; school-board candidate Monie de Wit; fight over Junípero Serra statue in Solvang.
August 23, 2020
County May Punish Businesses Flouting Covid-19 Rules
Other recent news: Grenade found in garage got blown up in Pershing Park; where Montecito's name comes from; more on the Randall Road Debris Basin; Cottage Hospital seeks Covid-19 plasma donors; Q&As with school-board candidates Brian Campbell and Elrawd MacLearn.
August 19, 2020
The State May Allow Local Elementary Schools to Reopen
Other recent news: Covid-19 spike in Isla Vista; landlords closer to having to pay some tenants "relocation assistance"; two arguments against the rent control proposal; Funk Zone alley closure; Carp rolls back its street closure; Goleta mailbox brouhaha; more.
August 16, 2020
Update on Highway 101 Improvements in Summerland
Other recent news: Who owns the superyacht anchored off Santa Barbara; county guidance on school waivers and salons operating illegally; Caltrans cleared fire hazards in Goleta; California Avocado Festival to be virtual; NCAA men's soccer tournament won't be at UCSB as planned; school-board candidate Monie de Wit. 1