The County Says the Orange Tier Is Within Reach

••• “Los Angeles Magazine Issues Retraction for Cannabis Corruption Article […] Santa Barbara Officials Vow to Continue ‘Due Diligence’ of Investigating Allegations.” —Independent

••• Silicon Valley’s invasion of Santa Barbara continues: Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn was the recent buyer of an $8.6 million house on San Ysidro Road (above). —Dirt

••• “Just days into the red tier under the state’s Covid-19 reopening plan, Santa Barbara County Health officials are already using the moment to encourage the public to work hard in hopes of upgrading to the next tier. That would be the orange tier. It allows for more indoor capacity at restaurants, retail stores and churches as well as the reopening of live performance venues.” —KEYT

••• “In a rare battle between the city of Santa Barbara and one of its own commissions, the City Council will serve as the stage for an appeal of the Historic Landmarks Commission’s denial of the Westside Community Paseos. The project links the Eastside to the Westside on Sola Street, and is intended to provide ‘safe and efficient connections’ within and from the Westside to Downtown and the Eastside. Part of the project goes through the city’s El Pueblo Viejo District, which is within the HLC’s jurisdiction. The HLC determined in January that ‘the project as proposed would have a profound adverse impact on the streetscapes, and does not rise to the aesthetic level of Santa Barbara.'” —Noozhawk

••• Shoutout LA interviews Debra Herrick and Arturo Heredia Soto of Lum Art Zine, a new magazine about the Central Coast art scene.


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