••• The city of Santa Barbara is insisting that restaurants on Coast Village Road limit their parklets to two parking spaces as of October 28. According to KEYT, “the city says currently eight businesses use 28 parking spaces.” What a dopey compromise. It puts restaurants through a lot of hassle to get all of 12 spaces back. Moreover, from a consumer’s point of view, parklets work best when you can forget you’re in a parking lot—hard to do when they’re only two spaces wide.
••• “Water War Breaks Out over Cannabis Cultivation in Santa Barbara County [….] Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Files Legal Papers Accusing 22 Cannabis Operations Wells of Improperly Drawing Water from Santa Ynez River.” —Independent
••• The Independent looks into the history of the house at 941 Garcia Road.
••• “The Haskell’s Beach House has been demolished as part of a replacement project by the Bacara. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Beach House Replacement and Demolition Project will include a new replacement building with exterior showers, drinking fountains and a staging area for food trucks.” —Edhat
••• The La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts has opened three galleries in empty storefronts at La Cumbre Plaza. —Independent
••• “Rather than selling the company or taking it public, [Yvon] Chouinard, his wife and two adult children have transferred their ownership of Patagonia, valued at about $3 billion, to a specially designed trust and a nonprofit organization. They were created to preserve the company’s independence and ensure that all of its profits—some $100 million a year—are used to combat climate change and protect undeveloped land around the globe.” —New York Times
••• The Miramar Group’s plan to buy the Palms in Carpinteria (and turn it into a hotel with ground-floor bar/restaurant run by Good Lion Hospitality) fell through, and the property is back on the market. —Coastal View News
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