Refugio State Beach Is Closed Indefinitely

••• Refugio State Beach is closed indefinitely because a system of culverts is failing, which has caused sinkholes. (The photo above is probably from before many of the palms toppled.) —SFGate

••• “The USL League One soccer club coming to Santa Barbara will play its home matches at UCSB’s Harder Stadium beginning in March 2025. The agreement between UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Sky FC is a multi-year deal, so the home of the Gauchos will also be the home of the Sky for years to come.” —Noozhawk

••• “A proposed cannabis tax increase that was designed to address the problem of chronic under-reporting by some outdoor growers failed to pass muster at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors hearing, at least for now.” —Independent

••• “A teachers strike in the Santa Barbara Unified School District has been (tentatively) averted.” —Independent

••• From a press release on KEYT: “Caltrans is pleased to announce the completion of a $44 million project that involved replacing approximately 22 lane miles on U.S. Highway 101 from Faria Beach to Mussel Shoals in Ventura County.”

••• From a press release on Edhat: “The County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, June 11th to allocate $800,000 towards the preservation of the Carpinteria Bluffs in the County’s Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Budget.” The hope is that it’ll kickstart a fundraising effort.

••• “Old Town Goleta’s Iconic Santa Cruz Market Sold, But ‘Nothing Will Change’ […] There are two current Santa Cruz markets, and both of them were sold. The other is at 324 W. Montecito St. […] The store was sold to an LLC called Santa Barbara Markets, which Modugno said also owns grocery stores in Ventura County.” —Noozhawk

••• Coastal View News profiles Cassie Wayne and her Wayne Hat Co., which has opened upstairs at 888 Linden Avenue. “Wayne’s shop, open Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (or by appointment), offers custom felt and straw hats for Carpinteria’s leisurely activities. […] She makes, shapes and fits them herself. She meets with clients to realize their visions, using vintage fabric, jewelry and leather to personalize each hat. Her materials come from ‘all over the place,’ Wayne said, with an emphasis on upcycled fabrics.”


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Refugio has lost it’s ring of palms- they have been sawed off