Ungrateful Dog Rescued from Douglas Family Preserve Cliff

••• Alex and Erin Guerena have opened Haven Barber & Shop at 1924 De La Vina. —Independent (not online)

••• “Emergency personnel were called out Saturday afternoon to rescue a man and a dog who became stuck on a cliff below the Douglas Family Preserve (a.k.a. the Wilcox Property]. […] It turned out the dog did not belong to the man […]but rather he was a Good Samaritan who jumped into action when the dog became stuck. For his troubles, the man was bitten by the dog, he added, as was a firefighter.” —Noozhawk

••• “About 250 engineers and other Amazon employees moved into their new downtown Santa Barbara offices [1001 State Street, between Figueroa and Carrillo] on Monday. […] The Amazon workers on site are not allowed to speak to the media on the record, but a person close to senior leadership said the company was planning to hire 150 more people in Santa Barbara.” —Noozhawk

••• Is the town of Grover Beach, between Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach, becoming young and hip? The evidence is scant. —San Luis Obispo Tribune

••• “A survey of 28 people now lugging their belongings around with them throughout downtown Santa Barbara found that 21 would prefer to keep their stuff in a storage unit if they could. Only one of the respondents reported using one now. Twenty-three said the price of such units posed the biggest obstacle. Others cited transportation and distance as chief obstacles.” —Independent

••• Noozhawk ran a press release from the Santa Barbara County Trails Council: “A public workshop to review the preferred route and links for the Northern Santa Barbara County Interim California Coastal Trail Study (Gaviota to Guadalupe Trail Study) and solicit public input will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Buellton Recreation Center Rm. A, 301 Second St. […] While progress is being made on the CCT in southern Santa Barbara County, little trail planning progress has occurred in the northern part of the county due to the large expanse of private rangeland and Vandenberg Air Force Base lining most of the North County coastline.”