This Is What Happens When You Run Into a Fire Hydrant

••• In case you were wondering, this is what happens when you run into a fire hydrant. Also, folks living nearby will lose all water pressure….

••• Is anyone else wondering whether the city will ever get around to updating its grammatically incorrect electronic signs that say “ACTIONS SAVES LIVES”? It’s been six months now.

••• From the county: “The state-operated testing site currently located at the Earl Warren Showgrounds is moving to the Goleta Valley Community Center. The last day of testing services at Earl Warren Showgrounds will be August 31. Testing services will begin on September 3 at the Goleta Valley Community Center. Testing appointments can now be made for the Goleta site online or by calling 888-634-1123.”

••• Kelsea Berghart has made patches to benefit Los Padres ForestWatch and Los Padres Forest Association and their fight to save Pine Mountain: “Pine Mountain in Ojai is under attack by the Forest Service. They are threatening to log the forest and ultimately destroy it. You can find more information at It is a very special place to me and I want to do all I can help. I currently have the patches available on my Etsy and will also be taking orders by DM/Venmo. They are $10 each.”

••• This week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Caltrans is installing curve warning signs on Route 192 from Morada Lane to Route 150. “Construction will include one-way reversing traffic control with delays not to exceed 10 minutes.” The schedule:

Sunday, August 30: Parma Road to Cold Springs Road.
Monday, August 31: Cold Springs Road to Moore Road.
Tuesday, September 1: Moore Road to Ladera Lane.
Wednesday, September 2: Ladera Lane to Toro Canyon/Foothill Road.
Thursday, September 3: Toro Canyon/Foothill Road to Lillingston Canyon Road.

••• Studio William Hefner, the architecture firm with offices here and L.A., has a new book, California Homes II. It includes Hefner’s own home in Montecito (below)—a thing of beauty, and worth clicking through if you’ve never seen photos of it.


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