••• The Independent looks at the two hotels Acme Hospitality (The Lark, Loquita, et al) has opened up in Gold Country: the Holbrooke Hotel (above) and the National Exchange Hotel.
••• Santa Barbara’s July 4 fireworks show appears to be on—and either way, everyone on the Eastside will be setting them off illegally. —KEYT
••• “Carpinteria Extends Covid-19 Ordinance Allowing Businesses to Operate in Outside Public Areas […] City Council votes unanimously to continue program through December while exploring whether to make it permanent.” —Noozhawk
••• “The Carpinteria Unified School District is preparing to embark on a new school for the community of Summerland. In order for that to happen, an undeveloped hilltop parcel above town, owned by the District, must sell to the highest bidder.” Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Farm and Flowers, who has been leasing the land for a year, wants “to make the Whitney parcel a large, community farm.” —KEYT
••• From an op-ed on Newsmakers regarding inadequate funding for cannabis enforcement: “By continuing to underfund the Team, Santa Barbara County will never receive the revenue that these growers actually owe because you will never know what they are actually producing—unless that is the intention.” And I thought I was cynical…. Then again, the weak oversight may very well have been part of the backroom dealings regarding cannabis regulations.
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