••• “In a stunning blow to Paseo Nuevo, the Santa Barbara Planning Commission rejected a long talked-about development agreement between the mall and the City of Santa Barbara. […] City planners and Paseo Nuevo Owners LLC have been working on an agreement for the iconic downtown property for the past three years. What once was perceived as a slam-dunk approval fell apart over the three meetings as members of the public and planning commissioners consistently poked holes in the pact.” So Pacific Retail Capital Partners will try going straight to the city council to get the lease extended past 2065. —Noozhawk
••• “Road Repair Project to Close Trail in Mission Canyon Above Santa Barbara […] The Southern California Edison construction work along Spyglass Ridge Road is expected to continue through October.” That sounds like the project will be finished then, but no: “Starting Oct. 31, the trail will be open for recreation access most weekends and holidays (from Saturday morning to Sunday evening).” There’s no indication as to when weekday access will resume. —Noozhawk
••• The presence of Rick Caruso’s yacht off Montecito bothered some Edhat readers.
••• “The county will offer free drive-through flu vaccination clinics at San Marcos High School and Allan Hancock College in October.” —KEYT
••• Q&A with Santa Barbara school-board candidate (and incumbent) Wendy Sims-Moten. —Independent
••• Q&A with Goleta school-board candidate Devany Bechler. —Independent
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