••• Edhat ran a Goleta History post about two decrepit airplane hangars near the airport, noting that they date from the early 1930s and are slated to be demolished, and arguing that they should be preserved, possibly as an aviation museum. As a renowned sightskipper, I’d prefer that Santa Barbara spend as much time thinking about the future as it does about the past. (Related: the Goleta History post kicks off with driving directions to find the hangars, and you know I like discovering new areas, so I went for a look. The hangars were interesting enough, but for me the real architectural winner is this beauty next door. UPDATE: Lucas says that the beauty next door “was the headquarters for Deckers Outdoor for decades before they moved into the new buildings on Coromar in 2014-2015 or so.”)
••• Noozhawk wrote about the battle between former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo and the Montecito Club, which—as first reported here in March—”is seeking after-the-fact, so-called ‘as-built’ approval from the seven-member panel for two pickle ball hard courts, a sand volleyball court, a turf soccer filed, a children’s sliding hill, a batting cage, an unroofed trellis, retaining walls to extend the event lawn, and other landscaping, hardscaping and grading.” Leaving aside the attorney’s rants and the totally irrelevant plea from a member (“It is my humble request and imperative statement that I say this MUST be approved for my family’s sake”), the article is mostly a rehash of what we already knew. I did find this interesting, though: “The batting cage on the family event lawn replaced three approved golf hitting bays. The two pickle ball courts and sand volleyball court replaced one play court previously approved. The grading created a children’s sliding hill.” Now read that again and imagine how much noisier the changes must have made the area.
••• Someone is inflating a white elephant around town but not explaining why just yet. —Independent
••• An update on the drought situation and water supplies. —Noozhawk
••• A pedestrian bridge in Hope Ranch “used to have a metal sign advising drivers ‘No Motor Vehicles.’ However, a bicyclist hit the sign and got injured. Since the sign was removed”—the accident was the sign’s fault?—”neighbors have complained to Santa Barbara County about people driving their cars over the bridge.” Now it will get “striping and a sign on the median to prevent cars from using the bridge.” —KEYT
••• From a Sansum Clinic press release on Edhat: “Sansum Clinic is now offering elective rapid Covid-19 testing so people can return safely to travel, sporting or music events, or any personal reason not related to suspicion of Covid infection. […] The test is performed using the direct nasal swab method. These rapid Covid-19 tests are performed 7 days a week at our Urgent Care location at 215 Pesetas Lane. Walk-in and same-day appointments are offered, or you can schedule up to 4 weeks in advance through MyChart, or by calling 805-563-6110. Test results take approximately 20 minutes and a printed copy of the result is provided. There is a fee of $100 due at the time of the test that will not be billable to health insurance. Individuals age 4 and older are eligible for testing.” If anyone out there works at Sansum, I wouldn’t mind being added to the distribution list for these announcements.
••• The new issue of 805 Living has an item about two new boatels docked in the Ventura harbor and a profile of designer Carly Blumberg, who has opened a store, Carly Home, in the Meiners Oaks part of Ojai.
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