••• Clic—which sells art, home decor, apparel, and more—is opening at the Montecito Country Mart in October. No word whether it’s a pop-up or more permanent. The brand’s other shop[s are in New York City, East Hampton, Marin County, and St. Barths.
••• Governor Newsom signed AB 1788, which puts a temporary ban on common rat poisons (which end up poisoning all sorts of other wildlife, including owls, hawks, bobcats, mountain lions, and more).
••• The Los Padres National Forest closure has been extended again, through October 8, and yes, this includes front-country trails. I wouldn’t be surprised if it stays closed till the rain comes. (Photo courtesy Montecito Trails Foundation.)
••• Press release from the city of Santa Barbara: “The Santa Barbara Foundation announced today the launch of the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program partnership with the City of Santa Barbara, to help those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Foundation partnership will support grants from the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund of up to $7,500 per grant to qualifying small businesses located within the City of Santa Barbara as they reopen and adapt to operating under proper public health guidelines due to Covid-19. Grant awards are available to eligible businesses until funds have been depleted.” The details.
••• And another city press release: “The city recently installed 30 new electric vehicle charging stalls on the top floor of the Granada garage located at 1221 Anacapa Street.”
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