Unmasked People Will Only Be Ticketed as a Last Resort

••• “If you are in downtown Santa Barbara or outside without a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic, don’t expect to get a ticket. Instead, city officials plan to offer you a mask and educate you. The Santa Barbara City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to increase education and outreach, but to issue tickets only as a last resort.” —Noozhawk

••• “All bikes in the 500 block [of State Street] will have to be walked now between Haley and Cota Streets. City council hears of reckless riding, ignoring of laws.” —John Palminteri

••• Anacapa Street […] went from two lanes to a single lane between Mission and Micheltorena streets. […] Two broad shapes of white striping travel the length of the block and hem in vehicles to the center of the newly asphalted roadway, leaving plenty of space for parking along the curbs. [City transportation manager Rob] Dayton acknowledged the approach was very unusual and different. ‘I think it’s going to be very Santa Barbara,’ he said. The elongated painted shapes are those of a bicycle lane, but they are not bicycle lanes. They could be used by bicycles, Dayton said, but that is not their purpose.” —Independent

••• Some Santa Barbara residents have received the mysterious seeds from China that have been in the news. Don’t plant them! —Independent

••• Montecito resident Tim Sulger has been painting over trail graffiti. —Montecito Journal (not online)

••• “UCSB Arts and Lectures announced their hybrid lineup of virtual and in-person events for their 2020-2021 season with subscription tickets on sale now.” —Edhat

••• Montecito Journal (not online) profiles Carpinteria’s Airplant Alchemy nursery (pictured at top), which is open to the public.