••• “The unabated surge in coronavirus cases will likely result in extended stay-at-home orders for Southern California and other areas, as intensive care beds remain in dangerously short supply. The earliest date that Southern California could have become eligible to exit the existing order was Monday [i.e., today], but state officials said Sunday that the region and several other areas would likely have to continue following the restrictions for several more weeks as the recent surge is pushing hospitals to the breaking point.” —L.A. Times
UPDATE 12/29: “During an online press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, [California Health and Human Services secretary Dr. Mark] Ghaly announced that the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions will stay under the stay-at-home order for a minimum of three more weeks, due to a surge in cases and a lack of improvement in ICU availability. […] The regions will remain under the restrictive order until hospital ICU capacity reaches at least 15 percent.” —KEYT
••• “Friends of Mission Canyon Collaborates with City to Remove Power Lines Along Tunnel Trail […] The City of Santa Barbara will install a solar panel instead to power the water system telemetry station in the area.” —Noozhawk
••• Westside store Mely’s Fashions closed after 30 years in business. —John Palminteri of KEYT
••• “A Jacqumentary is a documentary on the life and times of Jacques Renon—the eccentric, bicycle-riding Frenchman and self-declared security detail at Miramar Beach in the 1970s and ’80s.” —News-Press
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