Santa Barbara County Inches Closer to the Red Tier

••• The construction at East Beach is to replace a storm drain; it should be done in November. —KEYT

••• Santa Barbara County inched closer to the red tier. Also, “late Tuesday afternoon the State Department of Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said nail salons are now permitted to open across California, regardless of tier status.” (But the county has to give the green light first.) —KEYT UPDATE 9/24: The county approved the move.

••• “The remains of the body found in the Mission Creek channel between Figueroa and Arrellaga streets last week has been identified as Jon Vreeland, 48, a former freelance writer for the Montecito Journal and other publications.” —Independent

••• “Two of Isla Vista’s larger property management companies have begun cracking down on partying in Isla Vista during the coronavirus pandemic [….] Michelle Roberson, president of Sierra Property Management, told Noozhawk that the company had terminated a lease with six tenants in a house on Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista after the company received several complaints, as well as videos and photos, of tenants in the house partying.” —Noozhawk

••• “Consider, for a moment, which of these you prefer: having convenient driving conditions whenever you get behind the wheel, or building a community where people rarely need to drive in the first place. […] On Tuesday, the County Board of Supervisors went for the second choice, approving an amendment to the county’s Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual that will give greater consideration to the environmental cost of driving, rather than to drivers’ experiences on the road, when assessing the impacts of new transportation and land development projects.” —Independent

••• “Santa Barbara Couple Celebrates 80 Years of Marriage […] John and Emma Riffero met on Carpinteria Beach in the summer of 1939.” —Independent

••• “Get to Know Goleta’s Mayoral Candidates […] Slow-growth Mayor Paula Perotte faces off against pro-growth Councilmember Roger Aceves.” —Independent


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