Westside Park to Close for Three-Month Renovation

••• A few forthcoming pop-ups at Montecito Country Mart: County Line Florals (October 17), Capitol womenswear (October 17-18), and Tamara Mellon women’s shoes and accessories (October 14-20).

••• This Thursday, the Westside’s Bohnett Park is closing for at estimated three months for “the installation of new turf and landscaping, irrigation, picnic tables along Old Mission Creek, BBQ grills, trash and coal receptacles, accessible park entrance and walkways, and new streetscape fencing. The storm water improvement portion of the project includes the installation of underground gravel filled chambers that will capture, treat, and infiltrate storm water runoff from the neighborhood surrounding Bohnett Park. Retaining this storm water on site and allowing it to slowly infiltrate into the ground will help improve water quality in Old Mission Creek.”

••• When I posted about the sale of 237-acre Rancho San Carlos (2500 East Valley Road) for $63.25 million, I meant to mention that the property taxes in 2019 were $8,332. If that’s not proof that Proposition 13 needs to be rehauled, I don’t know what is.

••• Mollusk surf shop is doing a board swap this Saturday morning: “Sell and swap your used boards in the Mollusk parking lot. No fees taken, just arrive between 7:30 and 8 to secure a spot if you plan to bring boards. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:30. Pre-owned surfboards only (no wetsuits, paddle boards, etc.). Bring cash. All sellers are responsible for their own payments. Mollusk will not be able to change bills.”

••• I’ve been enjoying the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s daily film recommendations during quarantine. Even when the films aren’t exactly undiscovered—Fatal Attraction, Witness, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, et al—the write-ups are informative and the writers’ enthusiasm is infectious. I think you receive them by email if you sign up for the email list, or you can click the link above.

••• This dude officer has gone a bit viral. with his version of a recent TikTok challenge. Maybe he and this guy should form a duo.


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