January 13, 2021
Tag: Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Barbara’s Electric Bikes Should Be Rentable Within Weeks
Other recent news: Who'll get vaccinated after healthcare workers; the buyer of Ellen DeGeneres's East Valley Road house; a new group hopes to revitalize downtown; the Pea Soup Andersen’s building in Buellton is for sale; Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County chair will step down; school district votes to pause failing grades; the tree of the month.
January 7, 2021
County Hospitals Are Preparing a Shift to “Crisis Care”
Other recent news: Committee to recommend that Santa Barbara ban natural gas in new construction; school district might temporarily eliminate D and F grades because of the pandemic; the man whose house was electrified; cannabis shop opening in Goleta. 1
December 3, 2020
Imminent New Lockdown for Santa Barbara County
Other recent news: County sheriff dismisses idea of a civilian review board; Ortega Park renovation held up over murals; more on the Surfliner Inn meeting; Hot Springs Road walking path; leaky Summerland wells capped; Atascadero monolith destroyed by vandals; the artist behind the Candy Land house.
December 1, 2020
Where to Get a Covid Test (If They Haven’t Run Out)
Other recent news: Carpinteria residents oppose the plan for a new hotel on Linden Avenue; Santa Barbara County wants visitors and residents who have been out of town to quarantine for two weeks; serious upgrades at two high schools. 1
October 27, 2020
UCSB Students Blocking County From the Next Reopening Tier
Other recent news: Burglary suspect arrested after getting stranded by the rising tide; Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences opens at La Cumbre Plaza; 462 students have left the Santa Barbara Unified School District since June; Santa Barbara looks at ways to increase affordable housing; Carp skate park update.
August 1, 2020
Feedback on the Full-Block Development in the Funk Zone
Other recent news: The county discovered 28 more Covid-19 deaths; four Presidio buildings are getting fixed up; resident vs. Milpas CVS store; school district and teachers come to an agreement; county probation supervisor allegedly embezzled $600,000; the proposed Montecito Sanitary District building.
June 25, 2020
Santa Barbara’s Nordstrom Store Is Officially Closed
Other local news: Cyclists now asked to dismount on parts of State Street; county scaling back plans to expand swimming pool access; Sonos layoffs; proposed increase of electricity rates; school district looking at a "hybrid scenario" for reopening; why a police officer was fired.
June 17, 2020
Santa Barbara County Is Pausing Its Reopening
Other recent news: Interview with incoming school superintendent Hilda Maldonado; two new lions at Santa Barbara Zoo; Drum Fire near Buellton totally contained; funding approved for Eastside bike improvements; new housing in the works for the formerly homeless.
May 27, 2020
May 2, 2020
New Testing Sites Are an Important Step Toward Reopening
Other local news: Law firm offers $25 reimbursements to anyone placing local restaurant order; interviews with city administrator Paul Casey and Direct Relief's Thomas Tighe; Field + Fort's new showroom space; Viva Oliva moved; Los Padres facilities now closed through at least May 15; $39 million high school stadium nearly done.