The Latest Push for Public Access to Hollister Ranch Beaches

••• “The Planning Commission voted 6-0 on Thursday to allow a parking modification for 11 Anacapa St. […]. Under the project proposal, a multitenant commercial building would be renovated to make room for a new restaurant and retail space […] on the west side of Anacapa in the first block off East Cabrillo Boulevard.” —Noozhawk

••• “Santa Barbara’s second cannabis shop, Coastal, opened its doors on Thursday” at 1019 Chapala (between Figueroa and Carrillo). —Noozhawk

••• Great story about some stranded hikers who floated a message in a bottle to get help. —Noozhawk

••• “Santa Barbara Assemblywoman Monique Limón’s bill to allow public access on the beaches of Hollister Ranch passed the state legislature this week with strong bipartisan support, and awaits the governor’s signature. […] The measure requires [various governmental entities] to develop a Hollister Ranch coastal access program to replace the 1982 coastal access plan adopted by the California Coastal Commission more than 30 years ago. The bill requires public access to the beach by land controlled by the Hollister Ranch Owners Association by April 1, 2022.” —Noozhawk

••• In advance of a city council hearing on September 17, Edhat ran a press release from the city about the search for a new location for police headquarters, with a table comparing the five main options.