Highway 101 Widening to Start Moving North Soon

••• The Montecito Association’s recap of its Transportation Committee meeting in the Montecito Journal included this about the Highway 101 widening: “The project is broken into five segments—Carpinteria, Summerland, Padaro, Montecito, and Santa Barbara. About $400 million in state funding is already allocated for the first three segments: Carpinteria through Sheffield Drive. Sheffield starts construction November, and we’ve already seen staging equipment. Padaro will start construction in the fall of 2021.” There was also an item reminding everyone that parking on Fernald Point Lane is illegal except for the handful of pull-in spots right off Posilipo Lane (pictured above on one of the creepy smoky days of late). Apparently, “40-50 citations are issued per week on Fernald.”

••• “Outbreak of Covid-19 in Santa Barbara County Jail Rapidly Expanding […] In Course of One Week, 39 More Incarcerated Individuals in Facility Test Positive.” —Independent

••• “The Cold Spring School Board of Trustees finally approved Measure L2020 for $7.8 million. […] This bond measure will be used to fund a new classroom building and other much-needed infrastructure improvements.” —Montecito Journal

••• “The Carpinteria Planning Commission has voted to support the city’s acquisition of 0.61 acres for a public park that would allow full coastal trail access. […] The Mannion parcels, on the west side of Carpinteria Creek, are the second segment in a proposed trail that would eventually connect the existing Carpinteria Avenue bike path to the Eighth Street bridge and allow for ultimate coastal access [….] The bike path that comes out of the north side of Carpinteria Avenue will loop around to be accessible on the south side as well.” —Noozhawk

••• “Join the Santa Barbara Independent for discussions with the 2020 candidates for Santa Barbara Unified School District [Sept. 24], Goleta Unified School District [Sept. 30], and SBCC Trustees [Oct. 1]. All discussions will be held live on Zoom and will be recorded.” Also, from a press release on Noozhawk: “The Coalition for Neighborhood Schools will host a forum for Santa Barbara Board of Education candidates, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.17, via Zoom.”

••• The Montecito Journal interviewed its own society columnist, Richard Mineards.

••• John Phillips wrote a letter to the Montecito Journal that’s worth reading if you think living near a cannabis farm won’t impact your quality of life life and/or your home’s real-estate value.


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