••• From a Heal the Ocean press release on Edhat: “The State Lands Commission will cap two more wells on Summerland Beach later this year, during the last half of 2021! Olsson #805 and Duquesne #910 were identified in the original CEQA document that was a part of the process for the recent capping of Treadwell and NorthStar. Since the engineering was also completed for these wells, SLC elected to finish all the wells prepared in the documents already completed.”
••• An update on the push to stop land next to the San Marcos Foothills Preserve from being developed: Channel Islands Restoration “has an offer on the table” to the developer, Chadmar Group, “but at this point, the details are confidential. A just-launched fundraising campaign has raised more than $1.3 million dollars. Supporters of the effort says if the developer agrees to a deal, the funding will have to come from the community.” —KCLU
••• “James Joyce III, founder of the Coffee with a Black Guy anti-racism project, confirmed on Sunday that he is running for mayor of Santa Barbara—saying his appreciable communication skills position him to provide fresh and unifying leadership at City Hall.” Planning commissioner Deborah Schwartz is also running against incumber Cathy Murillo. —Newsmakers
••• Another blow for La Arcada Plaza: Peanuts Maternity & Kids will close at the end of February, and there’s a big sale going on now. Jeannine’s Bakery and Chocolates du CaliBressan, its neighbors on E. Figueroa, also recently closed. —Noozhawk
••• “County Plans for the Future of Goleta Beach Park Amid Rising Sea Levels, Coastal Erosion […] A long-term adaptive management plan is in the works for considering how to redesign, relocate or remove the park and its facilities.” —Noozhawk
••• From a press release on the Independent: “Destined for Grace Children’s Relief has opened its second thrift store location at 5949 Hollister Avenue in Goleta in order to further its social mission. Established as a non-profit in 2008, Destined for Grace is focused on providing the children of Haiti with love, hope, and faith, while furthering the circular economy and sustainability.”
••• “Santa Barbara County Extends Commercial Eviction Moratorium […] Updated Ordinance Provides Additional Landlord Protections.” —Independent
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