••• “Santa Barbara County’s seven-day average is a little more than eight new [Covid-19] cases per 100,000 residents, but the state requires that that number drop to seven or fewer in order for the county to move into the red tier. […] Once the county enters the red zone, certain businesses will be allowed to further reopen. That includes restaurants, which are currently only allowed to provide pickup or outdoor dining but would be allowed to offer limited indoor seating.” —Independent
••• “La Casa de la Raza [right]—a longtime cultural and political hub for the city’s Latino community—is poised to be designated as a community landmark.” —Independent
••• “The city’s Historic Landmarks Commission is trying to put the kibosh on plans to open downtown Santa Barbara—and State Street—to a new electric-bike share program that the Trek bicycle company hopes to launch this fall. […] Trek representatives and city traffic planners argued the HLC’s sole decision-making authority was over the color of the electric bicycle docks. The HLC members were not persuaded, and the dispute could well be appealed to the City Council.” —Independent
••• “Goleta City Council passed Halloween parking restrictions on Tuesday. The restrictions have worked to prevent out-of-towners from parking in Goleta neighborhoods on their way to attend unsanctioned street parties in Isla Vista.” —KEYT
••• Ventura-based Patagonia has been making news with the pointed political message it added to some of its clothing tags. According to a spokesperson, “the brand’s CEO, Yvon Chouinard, has been saying the phrase for years in reference ‘to politicians from any party who deny or disregard the climate crisis and ignore science.’”—GQ
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