••• “Santa Barbara State Street Meeting Sparks Debate Over Cars, Bikes, Retail and Restaurants,” reports Noozhawk. “Planning Commission and Historic Landmarks Commission as well as public speakers discuss the future of the 11-block promenade.” Nothing can change without someone losing. Bet the baby gets cut in two.
••• From a Montecito Journal article about the construction of the Olive Mill roundabout: “While motorists will be able to drive through the intersection throughout the entire construction period—mid-November 2022 through summer 2023—[…] the northbound off-ramp at Olive Mill Road will be closed throughout construction as the contractor is staging on the off-ramp. […] Also the southbound on-ramp at Olive Mill will be closed from the beginning of construction through the end of the year.”
••• Comedian Andy Dick was arrested for allegedly stealing power tools from a house under construction in Santa Barbara. —TMZ
••• “Loma Alta Drive in Santa Barbara will be closed to car traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 24 as the city Public Works Department prepares for potential storm impacts in the future. […] The closure will be in place until May 2023.” —KEYT
••• The Santa Barbara News-Press will stop daily delivery next week. Instead, “News-Press subscribers could have the papers delivered to their homes or office every day except Sundays via the U.S. Postal Service, according to the flier. It is unclear at the time if the transition away from the News-Press carrier and to U.S.P.S. delivery will cause a delay in the papers’ delivery. The papers will still be available at news stands or for pick-up at local supermarkets, convenience stores, or hotels.” —KEYT
••• “ExxonMobil Acquires Troubled Crude Oil Pipelines from Plains All American […] Sale includes Pipeline 901, which ruptured in May 2015 near Refugio State Beach, spilling up to 630,000 gallons onto the shoreline and into the ocean.” —Noozhawk
••• “The Santa Barbara Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration—ZooLights. […] Starting Nov. 3, guests can enjoy this immersive holiday experience featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED bulbs. These giant illuminated lanterns represent animals and nature scenes of wild places from around the world.” —Santa Barbara News-Press
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