Why Are People So Slow to Ditch Their Masks?

••• “California regulators [last] Thursday approved revised workplace pandemic rules that allow employees who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus the same freedoms as when they are off the job, including ending most mask requirements,” reported KEYT. Has it not been fascinating to watch people adapt so slowly to the new mask rules? (It certainly doesn’t help that many businesses still have signs up saying that masks are required.) I ripped mine off and never looked back.

••• “The Racial Disparities in Santa Barbara’s Criminal Justice System […] People of Color Arrested, Jailed, and Convicted Many More Times than Whites.” —Independent

••• A profile of Santa Barbara designer Kazuyo Takeda, whose Good Kitchen Products makes aprons and biodegradable garbage bags. —Independent

••• “Colorful flags are flying around the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara as the facility gets set for a Fair & Expo” on June 23-27. “Admission will be free to the entertainment and exhibits. The rides will come with a ticket cost. Pre-sale single day wrist bands for unlimited rides will be $25.” —KEYT

••• “Camino Real Marketplace developer Wynmark says they intend to build medical offices at the last parcel left undeveloped in the 24-year-old Marketplace project,” i.e., in Goleta, between Home Depot and Ice in Paradise. Also, Wynmark is an it, not a they. —Independent

••• The Independent is looking for stories about Jonathan Winters.

••• “The California Coastal Commission voted 12-0 in less than 10 minutes to allow BCycle, whose fleet of white electric bikes began swarming State Street in late January, to now begin setting up docks and two kiosks along the city’s waterfront, in the Funk Zone, and on Coast Village Road.” BCycle “has 192 docks installed throughout Santa Barbara and 96 bikes. Under the permits the company obtained, it’s allowed a total of 500 docks and 250 bikes.” —Independent


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I LOVE my masks. They are now part of my fashion accoutrements.
I am never giving them up. Buhbye colds.