No Real Surprises in Local Election Results

••• The Independent has an up-to-date rundown of all the election results—how the county voted  in national, statewide, and local contests. As for the latter, there weren’t really any surprises—Carbajal and Limón easily won reelection, and Andy Caldwell can go back to yelling at his TV—except that the highly contested Measure L, regarding the Cold Spring School bond, appears to have passed by 57 votes. UPDATE: My mistake: all ballots have yet to be counted, so the Measure L result could change.

••• Two “old abandoned oil wells, leaking in the waters off Summerland will be capped this month in a specially funded project from the state.” —KEYT

••• A profile of Clic founder Christiane Celle, on the occasion of her store opening at the Montecito Country Mart. —Noozhawk

••• “Two environmental organizations based in Gaviota have followed up the loss of their county-level appeal to reconfigure a culvert going in beneath the 101 highway with an appeal to the Coastal Commission. At stake is a wildlife crossing in an area that the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Coastal Ranches Conservancy call a roadkill hotspot.” —Independent

••• “When the Gaucho men’s and women’s basketball teams play at the Thunderdome this season, they’ll have cardboard cutouts of famous Gaucho athletes and coaches in the stands. […] To join the cutout crowd, fans need to submit a vertical-sized photo taken from the waist up to the UCSB Fan Cutout Program website.” The cost is $50. —Noozhawk


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