County Beaches Limited to Active Recreation Over Labor Day Weekend

••• From the Ojai Raptor Center: “Several years ago Jennifer MaHarry took photos of some of our education ambassadors. Prints are now available at the Sundance catalog and a portion of the proceeds will come back to ORC.” Buy them all for a powder room your guests will never forget.

••• Because holiday weekends are obviously much more dangerous than normal summer weekends, and because people playing beach volleyball could never infect others the way that sunbathers could, Santa Barbara County has announced beach restrictions for Labor Day weekend: “All beaches will be temporarily closed for stationary activities; only immediate access to and from the ocean for water sports or beach access for active physical activity will be permitted. Sitting, lying, standing, sunbathing, sight-seeing, picnicking, and all other non-exercise, passive, or sedentary activities on beach parkways are prohibited. Items for sitting or lying on the beach are prohibited for use of possession on beaches, such as umbrellas, shade structures, tents, barbeque grills, sand or beach toys, coolers and beach chairs.” It runs Friday through Monday of the long weekend.

••• “I love your site and the meaningful community updates,” emailed N. “The real estate updates are really great but I’m wondering if you can include some lower priced sales and listing. I enjoy looking at the high priced sales but what about the Mesa, Downtown, etc. It would be great to see what’s selling on the low end of Santa Barbara as well.” I responded that I’m stretched thin covering the amount of real estate that I do—Siteline is a one-man band—and I don’t know that I can add more to that workload right now. Moreover, real estate is generally more interesting, and less of a commodity, at the higher price points—which means it’s easier to write about and more people will want to read about it. That said, I’ll do my best to get more in…. Knowing someone out there cares gives me more of an impetus.

••• From August 31 to September 5 at the Westerlay Orchids showroom, 100 percent “of your purchase will be donated to fund hotspots, internet access and technological needs for Carpinteria Unified School District families in need.”

••• As expected—last month, the company announced that it was closing all its U.S. stores—Space NK is no loner at the Montecito Country Mart.