The Harsh Toll on Santa Barbara’s Many Undocumented Workers

••• “East Beach Volleyball Nets Taken Down to Emphasize Social Distancing.” —Noozhawk

••• “In normal times, more than 25,000 undocumented workers toil away behind the scenes every day to make Santa Barbara County’s service economy run. Now, due to the coronavirus lockdown, many hotel housekeepers, restaurant dishwashers, and others―sometimes referred to as the ‘invisible backbone’ of our region’s labor force―are out of a job. But unlike their citizen counterparts, they’re not eligible for unemployment insurance, even though their paychecks contribute to the same state unemployment fund.” Give to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County! And volunteer! —Independent

••• “The latest storm pushed the countywide ‘normal to date’ rainfall to 83% for the rain year that began September 1.” —Noozhawk

••• “Although UCSB’s Arts & Lectures has canceled its in-person programming, it is offering virtual fodder for the public to enjoy. […] Subscribe to the UCSB’s Arts & Lectures newsletter for the latest releases. See” —Independent

••• “A major mechanical failure at our press overnight has caused us to not be able to deliver the paper this morning.” It’s like the Santa Barbara News-Press wants to die.