••• The Independent‘s Nick Welsh wrote a spirited skewering of Mitchell Kriegman’s recent Los Angeles Magazine article, calling it “false at its very core.” Newsmakers explains the situation succinctly.
••• “Secondary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District will reopen in person this week. The schools will operate in A and B groups of students, which will switch going to school in person or online on alternate days. Cohort A goes back to school Thursday, March 18, and cohort B returns March 19.” —Independent
••• “The City of Santa Barbara is creating a community paseo network to make it easy for people to connect across town, whether they choose to drive, walk or bike. The city has scheduled a webinar for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to update residents on the design changes specifically along Gillespie Street, including updated locations of traffic diverters to maintain existing bus routes and adding landscaped peninsulas.” Of note is this map of the bike paths proposed for the Eastside and Westside. —Noozhawk
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