County Says No to Private Helistop

••• The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors denied Patrick Nesbitt’s appeal of a Planning Commission denying use of a helistop at his estate. —Independent

••• “A new destination has been added to the Santa Barbara Airport schedule. Alaska Airlines resumed daily service to Portland, Oregon, on July 1 with a stop in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County (STS). Santa Barbara area residents can book flights from SBA to STS on Alaska Airlines’ website for $164 each way. This service will be available in July and August. In September, Alaska anticipates restoring daily direct service to Portland.” —KSBY

••• “Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History reopens to the public.” —KEYT

••• “As they did three weeks ago, the Goleta City Council split 3-2 over a ballot measure to add one cent to the city’s sales tax on Tuesday night. The proposal required four votes to pass and would have raised an extra $7 million annually for city services to offset revenue losses from the pandemic shutdown.” —Independent

••• C Magazine wrote about its Summerland pop-up: “Having scoured the state from top to bottom, our editors have stocked Studio C with fashion from Rodarte, Greg Lauren and Nick Fouquet, beauty by Vintner’s Daughter and Retrouvé, fragrances by Régime des Fleurs and Santa Barbara Novella, and home goods by Flamingo Estate and Miri Mara Ceramics. The curation of clothing, design, books, candles and jewelry is unlike anything you will find elsewhere.”

••• “Erin Meyer-Gutbrod from the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara and her colleagues outlined the implications of decommissioning California oil platforms […] on fisheries in a recent study funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Meyer-Gutbrod found that removing the structure entirely could decrease on-site fish biomass by an average of 95 percent. However, by removing only the top of the rig, the reduction of fish dropped to 10 percent.” —Independent

••• “The Santa Barbara Zoo is ready to introduce a new Amur Leopard to the public. Nine-year-old Kasha has been at the zoo since March, but is now ready to make his debut. Kasha will be paired with the zoo’s female leopard, Ajax. The zoo hopes the pair will breed, after attempts with the female leopard’s previous partner were unsuccessful.” —KEYT