Fire Burns 700 Acres on Santa Cruz Island

••• “Local artists are painting a new mural on the side of EOS Lounge [at Haley and Anacapa] to honor George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. The art piece was designed by Griffin Lounsbury, a multi-media artist in Santa Barbara, and assisted by local tattoo artist Chad Green.” —Edhat

••• “A vegetation fire burning on Santa Cruz Island charred about 700 acres as of Monday morning and was 80 percent contained after overnight efforts by firefighting crews, according to the National Park Service. […] The blaze reportedly was sparked by workers at the Scorpion Harbor pier, but that could not be confirmed.” —Noozhawk

••• “The Santa Maria Fairpark Board of Directors will vote [today] whether or not to move forward with the 2020 Santa Barbara County Fair, but the likelihood the fair happens is small.” —KEYT / UPDATE 6/3: It has been canceled. —Noozhawk

••• “The city and Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District have partnered to offer the Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle from the harbor and waterfront up State Street, but the service will be suspended for the next fiscal year after the Covid-19 pandemic further affected already declining ridership. […] The downtown-waterfront shuttle, even before the pandemic, was seeing a steep decline in ridership.” —Noozhawk

••• “The county Planning Commission voted 5-to-0 this week to lay the groundwork for denying a zoning permit to Herbal Angels, an operation near Lompoc that Sheriff’s deputies raided and shut down last year. […] The unanimous vote is significant because it sends a strong signal that the commission does not view industrial-scale cannabis operations as a good fit for residential neighborhoods, even rural ranchette neighborhoods.” —Newsmakers

••• QAD is using goats to clear grass from its campus above Summerland—making for quite a sight as you drive north on the 101. —KEYT