••• “The State Street promenade in Santa Barbara will continue for at least one more year. The City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to extend the outdoor dining, and to allow live music. The city staff originally had recommended only a six-month extension, but the council opted for the longer term, in response to the public comment.” —Noozhawk
••• “On a day when the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to allow elementary school students to return to campuses, it also denied opening for up to 100 children the proposed Thoreau Community School. District students, who have been learning remotely amid the Covid-19 pandemic, will begin returning to buildings Monday, March 1, with all grades phased in by the end of that week. […] Once Covid-19 cases in Santa Barbara County drop to seven or fewer per 100,000 people, secondary schools will be allowed to open.” —Noozhawk
••• “Santa Barbara County successfully made it to a case rate of 16.9 on Tuesday, lower than the 25 needed for elementary schools to reopen and close to the case rate of 14 required for youth sports to resume. Six elementary schools—those with transitional kindergarten through 6th grade students—and one charter school had fully approved safety plans, the county’s health officer Dr. Henning Ansorg had spelled out last Friday. They are able to open as early as tomorrow.” —Independent
••• An update from Noozhawk on the proposed rooftop bar in the Funk Zone: “The city’s Architectural Board of Review gives mostly positive feedback in approving the project, which now goes to the Planning Commission.”
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