Hillside Burned in Loma Fire Is Declared Safe

••• “The Santa Barbara Public Works Department recently assessed the hillside that burned in the 7-acre Loma Fire [on TV Hill last May] and determined the soil conditions are stable and pose minimal risk of soil displacement or debris flows, according to the city. […] The area will be reassessed every four weeks for any changes. As of now, the city plans to close Loma Alta Drive from Coronel Street to W. Canon Perdido Street to vehicles ahead of and during storms.” —Noozhawk

••• “By a 3-2 vote, the [County board of Supervisors] instructed county staff to prepare a policy requiring vaccines or a test for all its workers, and to bring it back for consideration by next Tuesday’s meeting.” But first, a lot of crazy people shared their theories and convictions. —Independent

••• Local political groups made some surprising endorsements for the upcoming election. —Newsmakers

••• The history of Turnpike Road is far more interesting than the prosaic name might suggest. —Goleta History (via Edhat)

••• “Ventura County has ordered that people wear masks in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status, a policy in effect for a majority of Californians.” —L.A. Times

••• “SBCC Announces New Interim Superintendent/President, Dr. Kindred Murillo […] City College Board of Trustees Voted Unanimously to Begin Negotiations for One-Year Contract.” —Independent

••• Retail news from KEYT: “Evangelina Boutique has moved into the former Lucky Brand space on State Street across from De La Guerra Plaza. Watermelon Apparel is a body-positive clothing store that opened at 20 Paseo Nuevo. […] And Domecíl is moved [sic] into Victoria Court from Carpinteria.” Domecil, which is new to me and has lovely merchandise (below), has its grand opening Saturday, September 4, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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