••• An update on the forthcoming revamp of Dwight Murphy Field: “the project could get conceptual approval next month, which would lead to design and construction, then possible completion by 2023.” Pictured: a rendering of the all-abilities playground. If it has to be those colors, one hopes it won’t be visible from outside the park. —Noozhawk
••• “The Carpinteria Skate Foundation has raised over $1.2 million, and another $200,000 is all that stands between the Carpinteria community and the brand-new skate park. The plans by Dreamland are approved, the location near City Hall is set, and the skaters are stoked to see this park in action.” —Coastal View News
••• “The [Santa Barbara] Gazette was the city’s first newspaper, and published weekly until May 15, 1857. And now all 104 editions of the paper are open to the public. The UC Santa Barbara Library has digitized the Gazette, with issues available through its Alexandria Digital Research Library.” —The Current (via the Independent)
••• “A San Luis Obispo County cannabis grower and dispensary owner bribed the late County Supervisor Adam Hill and attempted to bribe the mayor of Grover Beach, and will plead guilty to federal bribery and tax crimes. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by ‘Bobby,’ agreed to a plea deal that was filed July 28 in federal court in Los Angeles and is likely to land him in prison for around 33 months. In the agreement, he says he paid Hill $32,000 in under-the-table cash and money orders between 2016 and 2019, along with free cannabis products and meals for the supervisor.” —Pacific Coast Business Times
••• From a press release on Edhat: “Carpinteria’s vibrant artist community is both the subject and the beneficiary of a stunning new coffee table book entitled Small Town Big Art: 100 Artists of Carpinteria. Presale orders are now underway for the book, which is scheduled for release this fall.”
••• “A proposal is in the works to build a three-story medical clinic at 621 W. Micheltorena St., but some members of the city’s Architectural Board of Review are concerned about whether the building fits in the neighborhood. The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic plans to build a new 10,338-square-foot Westside Clinic for medical and dental purposes at the site, which is currently occupied by a two-story, 4,000-square-foot medical and professional office building.” Rendering below. —Noozhawk
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