Hiking Trails Have Reopened in Los Padres National Forest

••• From local apparel company Ace Rivington: “Ace Rivington is moving! Don’t worry, it’s just a couple stores down from our current Santa Barbara location [in La Arcada on State Street]… and we’ll be shipping orders for the website throughout the transition. […] We look forward to having you visit us new in our new location… We are planning to reopen in about two weeks and will share all the details at that time.”

••• Los Padres National Forest is open again for hiking, with the exception of the Monterey District.

••• Seda Custom Skincare is opening a second location just four months after the debut of its one on Coast Village Road. From the press release: “The Consul-General of Turkey will host the opening ceremony [on Thursday] at La Cumbre Plaza to celebrate the continuing success of the company’s founder, Seda Sakaci, a Turkish skin care scientist and entrepreneur who recently moved from Turkey to Santa Barbara.”

••• This may be exciting only to me, but the Vons in Montecito once again has a bin for recycling plastic bags.

••• Caltrans is trying to do something about Highway 101 congestion in Pismo Beach:

Caltrans District 5 in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is now accepting public comments on the proposed US 101 Pismo Congestion Relief Project. This project would create a part-time travel lane on southbound US Highway 101 from north of Avila Beach Drive to just south of Hinds Avenue. This new lane would be constructed along the existing left shoulder near the center median and would be open daily during periods of heavy afternoon traffic as well as for special events. This project also proposes to add a new Park and Ride lot in Pismo Beach. 

A virtual Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom. [More info here.] Public comments can be emailed to [email protected] by Tuesday, Nov. 17.

••• From Lotusland: “Lotusland’s signature plant auction will be online for the first time! A small, choice selection of plants have been selected for this year’s virtual event. The auction will feature two different Encephalartos woodii hybrids as well as other special plant selections. After the auction, plants will be available for pick up here at Lotusland or local delivery may be arranged.” Bidding ends October 17.

••• The Aman-inspired contemporary house at 813 Romero Canyon Road, which recently came on the market for $20 million, is also available (again) as a $100,000-per-month rental.


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