County Allows a New Round of Businesses to Reopen

••• As expected, the county is allowing more types of business to reopen. From a press release that ran on Edhat: “Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Henning Ansorg, M.D. has issued a Health Officer Order permitting the reopening of additional businesses that were previously closed. […] Sectors that may reopen on Friday, June 12 with modifications, social distancing protocols, and completion of the attestation process include, but are not limited to: Family Entertainment Centers; Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals for Tourism or Individual Travel; Childcare Programs and Providers; Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums; Campgrounds, RVs, and Outdoor Recreation; Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities, and Racetracks; Music, Film, and TV Production; Professional Sports; Gyms and Fitness Center; Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars; Day Camps; Schools and School-Based Programs; Higher Education.” Photo courtesy The Base.

••• “Racism is a public health emergency, the Goleta City Council vowed on Monday afternoon, voting unanimously for a resolution to support Black Lives Matter and their residents in living free from a fear of the police. But first, Councilmember James Kyriaco grilled Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown—whose deputies provide policing in Goleta—on neck restraints and his department’s use-of-force policy.” The article goes to include this: “Kyriaco wanted to know about a neck hold called the vertical lateral restraint, which was allowed in the Sheriff’s Office. […] Brown argued it was a necessary ‘tool in the toolbox’ that could avoid the use of deadly force. With the hiring of women and persons of smaller stature—Brown is the size of a young grizzly bear—’oftentimes we have a situation where deputies are in an altercation with someone who significantly outweighs them.'” Can you imagine a woman being described as the size of a bear? —Independent

••• “Santa Barbara City College announced Tuesday that a substantial majority of credit courses will be taught online in the fall semester. […] Recognizing some classes are difficult to teach online and many students find remote learning less than ideal, a limited number of courses will be offered in-person or in a hybrid format while maintaining appropriate safety and health protocols, [….] Face-to-face classes range from engineering and film production to math and chemistry, among others.” —Noozhawk

••• “Two UC Santa Barbara Dining Services staff members have tested positive for coronavirus.” —Edhat

••• “Rose Marcario, who charted a new course for women CEOs on the Central Coast, is stepping down after 12 years at the helm of Ventura outdoor apparel maker Patagonia. […] She led the company through a period of tremendous growth and cemented the Patagonia brand as one that is on the leading edge of environmentalism and climate policy.” —Pacific Coast Business Times

••• “With more people heading downtown, officials are adding more restrictions to [State Street to] make it safer for everyone.” Among the rules: “Bicycles may ride their bikes, but can only go five miles per hour or slow [slower?] and they cannot do any trick riding like doing wheelies.” —KEYT