••• Eight months into the pandemic, “Santa Barbara County Supervisors passed an ordinance to allow fines for those violating the Health Officer’s Orders regarding Covid-19 […] within the unincorporated areas of the County [….] The primary focus of the fine would be on all prohibited gatherings. These include large house parties, businesses not complying with capacity limitations, and large groups at a park or beach including adult sports. The fines would not apply to individuals walking down the street without a mask, a family at the beach without masks, or a household sitting at a park and not wearing mask.” —Edhat
••• “Bypassing its own design rules, the Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday agreed to a three-year pilot program for electric bikes and docking stations along the State Street promenade.” —Noozhawk
••• Beloved local actor Jeff Bridges announced that he has lymphoma. (“And, while I have you, please remember to go vote.”) If you want to see Bridges in all his sexy, shaggy glory, watch Cutter’s Way from 1981. I won’t say that the movie holds up, but he’s a treat and the film is set in Santa Barbara. —New York Times
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