Santa Barbara’s Nordstrom Store Is Officially Closed

••• The county is scaling back its reopening plans at Los Baños Del Mar pool. From an announcement to swimmers: “Last week the Parks and Recreation Department received approval to expand the number of swimmers per lane during lap swimming times at Los Baños; however due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases locally, yesterday we were notified by Santa Barbara County Environmental Health that we cannot expand at this time.”

••• “Bike riders [are now] asked to dismount in tight areas of newly designed State Street.” —KEYT

••• “The sign is down and the shelves are empty as Nordstrom closes its Paseo Nuevo store in Santa Barbara.” —KEYT’s John Palminteri

••• “Sonos announced June 24 it would lay off 12 percent of its global workforce, as speculation swirled about its prospect for acquisition by tech manufacturing giant Apple.” —Pacific Coast Business Times

••• “For 16 years, Crystal Bedolla was a rising star in the Santa Barbara Police Department. […] Then, in 2018, Bedolla’s career as a decorated member of the force came to an abrupt and unceremonious end. Information on Bedolla’s firing, and the process that led up to it, were provided to the Santa Barbara Independent as part of its ongoing request for police records on officer misconduct. This initial disclosure offers a glimpse into the department’s normally secretive process of scrutinizing and disciplining its own.”

••• “Southern California Edison Co. has submitted an application to the California Public Utilities Commission to increase electricity rates by a total of 11.7 percent in 2021, raising the average residential monthly bill by approximately $14.” —Noozhawk

••• “With Covid-19 cases rising, the Santa Barbara Unified School District is caught in limbo about how to proceed when the fall semester starts Aug. 18. Although it has not committed to a formal plan yet, the district school board approved what a hybrid scenario would look like, if it comes to that.” —Noozhawk


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