••• “Revised designs for the proposed Westside Neighborhood Clinic at 621 W. Micheltorena Street passed the Architectural Board of Review [….] The proposed design will be two and half times bigger than [the] current building.” —Independent
••• “Under pressure from growers, the county Board of Supervisors is tinkering with the acreage caps in its cannabis licensing ordinance, a move it says will encourage the construction of marijuana processing buildings in unincorporated areas and staunch the loss of tax revenue to other California counties. […] The board voted 4-1 in concept […] to remove buildings for the ‘drying, curing and trimming’ of cannabis from the acreage caps for ‘grows’ in the Carpinteria Valley and North County.” Ugh, ugh, and more ugh. —Newsmakers
••• Larry David of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” bought in the Hedgerow. —Daily Mail
••• “The Santa Barbara Automotive Group is proposing several changes to the property at 402 S. Hope Ave. […] Plans call for a new, 1,708-square-foot electric vehicle service maintenance building, a 2,354-square-foot expansion and showroom addition to the Mercedes Benz/Porsche building, a 467-square-foot expansion to the BMW/Audi building, construction of a 1,532-square-foot extended service portico for the Porsche Building, and the demolition and reconstruction of a 347-square-foot trash enclosure.” —Noozhawk
••• “Santa Barbara County will be participating in a new federal program designed to effectively bribe low-income methamphetamine users off drugs by offering them stipends and vouchers worth $600—over a six-month period—if they test negative. The new program should start sometime this fall.” What a strange choice to use the word “bribe,” which has a negative connotation. —Independent
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