••• “Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that the stay-at-home order for Santa Barbara County and the Southern California region likely will be extended due to the severely low intensive-care unit availability throughout the region. […] While the Southern California region maintained a 0% ICU availability rate, [Santa Barbara County’s] availability as of Monday was 38.1%.” Above: Protest signs at Tre Lune on Coast Village Road. —Noozhawk
••• “Michael and Sarah Cherney were stunned to learn that the state’s Covid-19 lockdown orders prohibits employees from dining together inside their Peasants Feast restaurant [in Solvang], even though they work side by side in the premises all day.” —Noozhawk
••• Trev Broudy spoke with KEYT about the strange goings-on at his house on Middle Road in Montecito—high levels of copper in the water and an electric current running through the home.
••• “A homeowner on Santa Barbara’s Riviera cut down four trees without a city permit on Saturday, sparking a backlash in the neighborhood and furor among city officials.” —Noozhawk
••• From a press release that ran on Edhat: “Through January 9, 2021, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, and ASAP Cats are seeking holiday homes for shelter animals. For a minimum two-week commitment, foster families will get warm, unconditional love and companionship from a shelter cat or dog, and the animals get a chance to spend the holidays curled up in a cozy home instead of a shelter cage. Foster homes will be provided all necessary supplies to make their temporary houseguests comfortable.”
••• The Independent takes a look at the history of the colorful Queen Anne–style house at 519 Brinkerhoff Avenue.
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