Earl Warren Showgrounds Is in Financial Trouble

••• “Earl Warren Showgrounds has served Santa Barbara since the 1950s, but has been struggling financially in recent years. The facility at 3400 Calle Real is attempting to extend $300,000 in state loans while it comes up with a long-range solution.” —Noozhawk

••• “The City of Santa Barbara has launched a hotline [805-564-5558] and website where residents can report illegal encampments within city limits.” —Edhat

••• “Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Department Looking for Limits on Long-Term Parked Vehicles. With an estimated 75-125 vehicles never moving, staff asks City Council for restrictions and more department control over parking lots. […] The City Council will vote on the matter later this year.” —Noozhawk

••• “Following months of impassioned, at times even hostile, debates surrounding hotelier Patrick Nesbitt’s permit application for a private helicopter landing pad at his Summerland property, the highly anticipated judgment day came and went at the County Planning Commission with no decision—the final vote will now take place in November.” —Independent

••• “A boisterous and unruly crowd of more than 150 people packed the Franklin Neighborhood Center Monday night to blast a proposed Salvation Army homeless project on Santa Barbara’s Eastside. A contingent from the Salvation Army attempted to build community buy-in to the project, which would house 14 people.” —Noozhawk

••• The Montecito Journal questions the need for the Montecito Sanitary District’s proposed new building. Also in the paper: one of the most bonkers letters yet (and that’s saying something), from Chris Frisina of Montecito, about his/her love for Donald Trump. An excerpt: “He is the show, he is the entertainer, he is the critic of the opposition, but mostly he is for America, all of us. He is the stand up, the bringer of ideas and agendas for the future. You just feel it with President Trump, you just know he is always moving forward for this country.”