The Santa Barbara Zoo Has a New Baby Giraffe

••• From the Santa Barbara Zoo: “Meet Twiga! Pronounced twee-gah, this Swahili word translates to ‘giraffe.’ Twiga was born yesterday, March 27, to first-time mom Adia and eighth-time father Michael!” The video should come with a warning.


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••• Santa Barbara County isn’t doing its Covid-19 press conferences over the weekend, but it says that daily status reports will be posted at

••• The Santa Barbara Public Library is now delivering. I highly recommend The Mirror and the Light, the final novel in Hilary Mantel’s spectacular trilogy about Thomas Cromwell (but you should read the first two books first).

••• The Riviera Theatre added more films to its slate of online rentals: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band; The Whistlers (“Romanian neo-noir thriller from acclaimed auteur Corneliu Porumboiu”); and Bacurau, a Brazilian film that seems like it’d be even more interesting if you go into it knowing nothing—or at least that’s what I’m telling my husband when I insist we watch it tonight.

••• Press release: “Santa Barbara County created a new section dedicated to Covid-19 Economic Recovery located at The Workforce Development Board of Santa Barbara County is organizing efforts and gathering federal, state and local assistance programs that are available to small business owners, employers, employees and residents. The website features the latest information and resources for both businesses and individuals affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

••• The cow atop 835 E. Canon Perdido is looking sharp these days.