The City Council Is Mulling a Law Targeting Homeless Camps

••• “Santa Cruz Island’s Scorpion Cove Closing Nov. 1 for Months-Long Pier Construction […] Anchorage to remain open but onshore restrooms, campground and visitor center will be closed at Channel Islands National Park’s most popular destination. […] The closure will affect day trippers and campers starting Nov. 1, and the construction is expected to last six to nine months,” but the pier will reopen for the holidays (December 21 to January 5). —Noozhawk

••• “In its latest effort to crack down on the homeless, the Santa Barbara City Council is considering an ordinance that would make it illegal for people to store their belongings on a public street for more than four hours. The proposed law follows a similar effort last week that sought to put a halt to shopping carts in public spaces.” —Noozhawk

••• “There are limited opportunities for groundwater augmentation in the Montecito basin, consultants told the Montecito Water District board of directors on Tuesday.” —Noozhawk

••• “Facing serious financial issues that are temporarily being fixed with county cannabis revenues, the Montecito Library is ripe for new governance options, to be discussed at community meeting” this Thursday, October 24. —Montecito Journal

••• “Pet Emergency Training for First Responders is a new countywide program that teaches Santa Barbara firefighters and other first responders how to care for animals in emergency situations. Organized by CARE4Paws and Advanced Veterinary Specialists, the workshops include instruction on pet CPR, wound care, broken limbs, and overheating.” —Independent

••• Santa Barbara city council member Oscar Gutierrez attempted to play the race card while complaining about not being added to a committee about the relocation of the farmers’ market. —Independent (the article appears not to be online yet)