“Widespread Community Infection” in Santa Barbara, Says Public Health Officer
Other local news: Santa Barbara has just 907 hospital beds; Cottage Health curtailed almost all visits to the hospital; the Four Seasons Biltmore and Ojai Valley Inn have closed; Santa Barbara Airbus suspended service.
Real Estate Agents Are Now Discouraged From Showing Houses
Plus: Checking in on the underground lair being built in Pepper Hill; Santa Ynez farm marketed as Covid-19 hideout; UCSB Arts & Lectures canceled its season; cops expect more domestic disturbance calls due to cabin fever; a chillier welcome on Riven Rock Road.
Handlebar’s Last Day Is Saturday
More food news: Café Ana has closed, but it's hoping to reopen next week; Santo Mezcal has closed, but Los Agaves is still doing takeout and delivery; new hours and bean discounts at Low Pigeon; a day with sea urchin diver Stephanie Mutz; petition to aid the restaurant industry.
What the Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Means for You
Other local news: Santa Barbara County bans gatherings larger than 10 people and insists anyone over 75 stay at home; there are now eight positive cases here; city playgrounds closed; Canadians bought three local newspapers; Cachuma Lake and Jalama Beach closed; Foodbank needs donations and volunteers.
Mesa Verde, The Daisy, and The Project Have All Closed
More food news: Restaurants are getting creative in order to survive; why it's important to order takeout directly through the restaurant; pickup and delivery now available from the Public Market; Whole Foods is giving seniors exclusive access to its opening hour; curbside pickup and soon delivery at C'est Cheese; a message from Bell's.
Three Positive Cases in Santa Barbara County, With 145 Tests Pending
Other local news: Rent relief for residents and businesses; five UCSB students under quarantine tested negative; cannabis industry doing well during the pandemic; limited police and bus service; Contour Airlines suspending operations at month's end.