State Street Will Remain Closed for at Least Three More Months

••• “The Santa Barbara City Council will allow restaurants to serve alcohol until 12:30 a.m. downtown, in the Funk Zone and on Coast Village Road. In addition, the council voted to extend the State Street promenade until Dec. 8, with an option for another three months to March 8. […] Beaches will be closed over Labor Day weekend, from Saturday to Monday. City officials also will install more and clearer signage about what types of behavior is accepted at the beaches.” —Noozhawk

••• “The [city’s] Neighborhood Advisory Council voted 10-0 on Monday night to remove Indio Muerto and replace it with Hutash St., which means ‘Mother Earth’ in the Chumash language. […] The panel’s recommendation will now go before the City Council.” —Noozhawk

••• “Although the presidential election will be the marquee attraction on the November ballot, Santa Barbara’s South Coast also features several intriguing and hotly contested local races. Three members of the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education are seeking second terms […] but all three races will be contested this year.” Other school board races includes ones in Goleta and Carp, and “every city in Santa Barbara County except Santa Barbara has City Council seats on the November ballot.” —Noozhawk

••• “St. Paul’s African Methodist Episcopal Church [at 502 Olive St.] in Santa Barbara is now a city landmark.” —Noozhawk

••• Ingrid Lino, the first employee at the Game Seeker shop on State Street, is now its owner. —Independent

••• “The five-story, mental-health mixed-use building proposed for 115 W. Anapamu Street won another victory on Monday when its design plans were approved for an additional time by the city’s Architectural Board of Review—putting it that much closer to the finish line. The project proposed by Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara was granted a high exemption by the Planning Commission in June 2019 to exceed the city’s 45-foot height limit, giving it up to 60 feet of leeway.” —Independent