Cottage Hospital Has Stopped Allowing Visitors Again

••• As you undoubtedly heard—or could have imagined even if you didn’t—the county extended its (non-restaurant) indoor mask mandate for another month. —KSBY

••• Covid tests are in short supply. —Noozhawk

••• “Cottage Hospital halts all visitation amid Covid-19 surge.” —KSBY

••• The Independent profiled AutoCamp, the Santa Barbara–based chain of Airstream hotels: “In addition to the Yosemite property, which is located about an hour outside of the national park […] AutoCamp has locations in the Sonoma wine country town of Guerneville on the Russian River (their first true flagship) and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which opened early 2021. Joshua Tree debuted in December, and 2022 will see the opening of locations in the Catskills just outside of Woodstock, New York, as well as Zion National Park in Utah. {founder Neil] Dipaola said that they have 15 other new properties in the works.”

••• From a Montecito Water District press release on Edhat: the upgrading of a water main along East Valley Road will involve single-lane traffic closures for the next six to eight months.

••• Six people robbed Macy’s, threatening to shoot security officers (but no weapons were seen). —SB Scanner

••• The recent buyers of a Bali-inspired house in Montecito were Bill and Cindy Wenzlau of Wenzlau Vineyard. —Robb Report

••• There’s “a vast new nature preserve that creates a wildlife corridor connecting Northern and Southern California. The Randall Preserve covers more than 112 square miles, linking a patchwork of ranchland across the southern Sierra Nevada and the Tehachapi Mountains. The preserve is the largest ever assembled in California by the environmental nonprofit The Nature Conservancy.” —KSBY

••• “After 18 years, the owner of Santa Barbara Arts is closing up shop and retiring. Located in the courtyard of Downtown Santa Barbara’s La Arcada plaza, this arts and craft store has been the go-to location for handmade gifts by local artists.” —Edhat


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