County May Punish Businesses Flouting Covid-19 Rules

••• “Businesses that flout the county’s public health decrees regarding Covid could soon face fines as high as $500 if the county supervisors vote this Tuesday to enact ‘an urgency ordinance’ to deal with noncompliance [….] The new ordinance will not be used to target individuals who are not wearing masks in public but would be reserved for businesses that have repeatedly refused to comply with public health orders even after being put on notice. […] The new ordinance would enable a wide range of county personnel to now issue administrative citations with civil penalties.” (The photo isn’t to insinuate that The Nugget isn’t complying! I just needed an image for this post.) —Independent

••• “A team from Vandenberg Air Force Base is called in after a family cleaning out a garage discovers a vintage grenade and mortar.” They buried it in Pershing Park and blew it up. —Noozhawk

••• Montecito probably does not get its name from “little mountain,” says the Montecito Journal. “It makes much more sense that in 1782, el Montecito referred to the countryside with its grasslands and wooded glades.”

••• The Independent has more on the Randall Road Debris Basin project, which “could start as early as next year.”

••• Cottage Hospital is “looking for people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and have recovered to donate plasma.” If you’re interested, visit Vitalant’s website.

••• Q&A with school board candidate Brian Campbell. —Newsmakers

••• Q&A with school board candidate Elrawd MacLearn. —Independent