Evacuation Warning for a Huge Swath of Santa Barbara and Goleta

••• “A ‘debris flow evacuation warning'”—which is different from a mandatory order—”was issued late Tuesday for neighborhoods in Santa Barbara and Goleta that lie below the Cave Fire burn area. […] The affected neighborhoods are below the areas that already were under mandatory evacuation orders due to the Cave Fire, which continued to burn in the mountains above the South Coast.” Was it an error that the emergency alert sent to phones was only in Spanish? —Noozhawk

••• If you like history, pick up a copy of the Montecito Journal‘s November 21 edition for one of Hattie Beresford’s occasional dives into the names of various streets—in this case, Alston Road and Humphrey Road. (The latter’s eponym was actually Humphry.)

••• “Ron Gallo has announced he is stepping down as chief executive of the Santa Barbara Foundation after 11 years. The Foundation is not just Santa Barbara’s oldest major philanthropy but also its most well-endowed, with assets of $500 million.” —Independent

••• Girls Rock Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Public Library have made available “10 instruments—electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, amps, and ukuleles—for library-goers to check out.” —Independent

“Southern California’s first ever Christmas Drone Show, named Aurora Dronealis, […] will be performed in Lot 72 [in Solvang] on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. […] Hundreds of autonomous drones will dance in a choreographed display creating classic holiday images. The show will be visible from five miles in every direction and will last for almost 15 minutes.” —KEYT