Santa Barbara’s Homeless Population Hasn’t Gone Up in Two Years

••• A recap of last night’s community meeting about the Storm Impact Consideration Map, formerly known as the Debris-Flow Risk Map. —Noozhawk

••• “A map was released Tuesday evening by public safety agencies to provide awareness of the Cave Fire burn scar, and areas that could be affected by flooding and debris flows in the event of major storms.” —Noozhawk

••• A couple of items of note in the Independent‘s article about the city’s struggle to create housing for the homeless: “Despite increased public alarm over tents sprouting up on downtown sidewalks and the growing visibility of homeless individuals pushing shopping carts, Santa Barbara homeless numbers have not gone up appreciably in the past two years.” And “based on the most recent street census, 77 percent of homeless people in Santa Barbara lived in the county before becoming homeless. They are not ‘transients,’ […] but residents.”

••• Slow news week? The Montecito Journal‘s cover story is about the history of pepper trees in Santa Barbara.

••• “Photos of a boat that washed up on East Beach during Wednesday’s storm.” —Edhat

••• “Hayward Lumber has acquired Buena Tool Company. […] The two stores are neighbors on the 400 block of Laguna Street. A grand opening is scheduled for early 2020.” —Noozhawk

••• “Chadwick, a 21-year-old male African lion at the Santa Barbara Zoo has died. […] The zoo said the geriatric lion was euthanized due to complications to old age.” (The photo is of Chadwick sleeping a year ago.) —KEYT