How the Board of Supervisors Put the Cannabis Industry’s Interests First

••• Please read the Newsmakers article about the Grand Jury’s recent report on cannabis regulations—and, more specifically, how the stench of corruption hangs over county supervisors Das Williams and Steve Lavagnino. It clearly details how the politicians bent the system to the industry’s demands.

••• “Encouraging widespread Covid-19 testing ‘backfired’ because laboratories could not keep up with the increased demand, causing long waits for test results, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. […] The current two-week-long wait times for testing appointments—and results that can take another week—have made them reverse course, asking people only to request a test if they have symptoms or exposure to someone with the novel coronavirus.” —Noozhawk

••• “There are no new Santa Barbara County free community [Covid-19] tests available through mid-July.” —KEYT

••• The United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club are merging. —KEYT

••• Chrysaora Colorata, a jellyfish normally seen off Monterey, was spotted here by a kayaker. —KEYT

••• “Santa Barbara has officially embarked on the process of forming a community-based system of checks and balances for its police force. This Friday, city attorneys provided the council with a menu of policy options that will be discussed and debated over the coming months. Public feedback can be submitted to [email protected].” —Independent