January 10, 2021
Tag: Los Padres National Forest
Covid Cases Continue to Surge in Santa Barbara County
Other recent news: Grand Montecito estate's new owner revealed; detectives seek help identifying Goleta gunman; UCSB students helping to search for the remains of a teenager who perished in the debris flow; cat reunited with owner after three years; longtime employee purchases Pet House store; Channel Island Surfboards is being bought back by the founders' son; shooting ban extended in Los Padres National Forest.
December 8, 2020
Central Coast Counties Push for Fairer Assessment of ICU Capacity
Other recent news: Goleta man charged with having 92 firearms; Southern California Edison will pay $3.5 million for dumping into Mission Creek; overnight camping prohibited in Los Padres National Forest; Chumash Casino Resort refuses to pause operations.
October 10, 2020
Hiking Trails Have Reopened in Los Padres National Forest
Plus: Ace Rivington's store is moving; Seda Custom Skincare is opening a second location; Aman-inspired house also available as a rental; Lotusland's plant auction is online for the first time; plastic-bag recycling bin reappears at Vons; an attempt to address Highway 101 congestion in Pismo Beach.
September 30, 2020
Forest Closure Extended Yet Again
Plus: New York City home store opening in Montecito; Governor Newsom signed the bill banning many rat poisons; 30 new electric-vehicle charging stations at a downtown garage; grants for small businesses coping with Covid-19; royals deny reality show report.
September 25, 2020
Closure of Los Padres National Forest Extended Again
Plus: The county has allowed nail salons to reopen indoors; two Montecito houses slated for demolition; another nine-acre cannabis nursery in Carpinteria; sheep grazing at Skofield Park; Covid-19 update from Sansum Clinic's CEO; help ban a dangerous rat poison.
September 15, 2020
September 9, 2020
Buyer of $30.8 Million Estate Revealed
Other recent news: Front-country trails included in Los Padres National Forest closure; Santa Barbara School Board approves contentious sex-education curriculum; alleged robber caught stuck in traffic; a victory for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson at the end of her capitol career; man spotted riding giant guinea pig. 1
July 1, 2020
Santa Barbara Beaches Will Stay Open for the Holiday Weekend
But L.A. and Ventura counties are closing theirs. Other recent news: City considering changes that might help developers downtown; new design for the big project at Milpas and Ortega; ban extended on recreational shooting in Los Padres National Forest; police seek paving scammers.
June 26, 2020
Montecito Water District Approves Big Desalination Deal
Plus: Lucky's steakhouse has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for Covid-19; the Montecito Association burns down the welcome wagon; Westside street closure; deadline extended for comments about Los Padres National Forest tree-cutting.
May 19, 2020