The Revised Debris Flow Risk Map Could Now Come as Late as Mid-November

••• A Montecito Journal article about the Debris Flow Risk Map says that a revised version—hopefully with a significantly smaller “red zone”—will be “published for the Montecito community no later than mid-November.” Previous reports indicated we could expect it in October.

••• “Laura Capps announced Tuesday she will run for Santa Barbara County Supervisor challenging incumbent Das Williams. […] Capps, whose mother and father served in the 24th congressional district, is currently the Vice President of the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education. She has experience working with President Bill Clinton, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Secretary John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Locally she’s been involved in numerous boards for non-profits including the Community Environmental Council, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County.” —Edhat

••• “The popular and talented chef James Sly had a stroke last week and passed away two days later at age 67. Sly, a Santa Barbara icon, operated with his wife Annie, Sly’s restaurant in Carpinteria from 2008 to 2018. Before that Sly was a chef at the El Encanto and the founding chef at Lucky’s in Montecito.” —Restaurant Guy

••• Southern California Edison updated the city about its efforts to replace bare electrical wiring with covered connectors, “along with its Public Safety Power Shutoff program that includes the installation of thousands of faster-flipping fuses and the deployment of a small army of tree trimmers.” And I found this interesting: “it costs $3 million per mile to [install? replace?] underground electric lines versus $430,000 per mile to replace equipment above ground, where it was also easier to inspect and maintain.” —Santa Barbara Independent

••• “Carpinteria’s Planning Commission voted Monday to move forward with the acquisition of [21.2 acres of] the Rincon Bluffs Preserve, which will be kept as passive open space like the existing coastal Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve [….] The city is in the process of purchasing the property from The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, with funding help from three government grants.” —Noozhawk