••• Edhat collected readers’ photos of the snow in the mountains, while “Santa Barbara County residents flocking to see snow in the local mountains encountered road closures and traffic jams on Saturday,” reported Noozhawk. “Despite ongoing closures for the Los Padres National Forest since the Jan. 9 storms caused significant damage, many drivers weren’t deterred.”
••• Two giant eucalyptus trees fell at Shoreline Park (Independent)—thanks to Andrew for the photo—as did one of the beautiful stone pines on E. Anapamu (Edhat).
••• “An elderly woman was forced into a vehicle by two suspects as she left a market on the 200 block of East Gutierrez Street,” which must be Smart & Final. “Instagram posts from family members described the incident the day after it happened, stating that the pair had made off with the life savings of the woman and her husband.” —Independent
••• The tree of the month is the black acacia: “From February through April, creamy-white flowers cover the crown prolifically, blooming in groups of 2 to 8 on axillary racemes. The flowers are ‘perfect,’ meaning both male and female reproductive parts are found in each flower. Surprisingly, what appears to be a tiny spherical flower (1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter) is actually a densely-packed cluster containing 30 to 56 even tinier individual flowers! The hairy texture of each sphere is the result of the hundreds of male stamens that protrude from these diminutive flowers.” —Edhat
••• “Santa Barbara’s Neighborhood Markets Store Up Local History […] Owners of La Bamba Market, Brownie’s Market, Westside Market & Liquor and Pennywise Market share their stories.” —Noozhawk
••• The developers proposing a 99-room resort on the Carpinteria bluffs have officially filed an application with the city. —Coastal View News
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Please- for the love of God, if you have no snow driving experience (that’s me!), stay off Figueroa Mountain road. Thank you
I hate to see our quaint community become a resort town. I love those bluffs. ?
I thought that got voted out last year? No should be able to develop that area. It’s beautiful.
I’m not ok with every one being against developing in Carpinteria. Please do your homework before you start giving your opinions that are your personal feelings and not what’s best for community.
Carp needs a resort like it needs more avocado trees and gossip lol