World’s Dimmest Thieves Try to Rob the Police Department

••• “Fourteen of the 15 newly confirmed coronavirus/Covid-19 cases in Santa Barbara County are from Lompoc, and 10 of those people are inmates at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution. In fact, North Santa Barbara County continues to far outpace the South County with Covid-19 cases. In the past week, there were 18 cases in the South County and 86 in the North County. Percentage-wise, 17.3 percent of the 243 overall cases were in the South County and 82.7 percent of the cases were in the North County.” —Noozhawk

••• “The city of Santa Barbara says most people going to city beaches are following social distancing. But the city is ‘considering’ closing beaches for the upcoming holiday weekend.” —KEYT

••• Elle Decor featured the midcentury home of Hollywood set designers David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco (The Royal Tenenbaums, La La Land). “Their love of California modernism is everywhere. Kitchen-cabinet interiors are painted a light bluish green, contrasting with the exteriors—just as Albert Frey or Neutra would add a fresh nuance to even a humble domestic event.” If you say so. “The garden walls of Santa Barbara stone salute Marcel Breuer’s disciplined orthogonal stone walls. A projecting nook in the kitchen’s north wall holds a banquette based on a design by Schindler. Ray and Charles Eames are here, too, in the playful way that books, objects, and art are displayed. With a bow to the great Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, new curving swaths of plantings and gravel were added to complement Hoyt’s rectilinear construction.” Also of note: A retrospective of the couple’s career at UCSB’s AD&A Museum is scheduled for 2022.

••• Doh! “A woman was arrested late Wednesday evening after she and another person allegedly tried to break into an area at the Santa Barbara Police Department where supplies are stored. […] The suspect who fled is described as a white man with shaggy light hair and dark clothing.” That describes almost every dude in Santa Barbara…. —KEYT

••• “The Bucket Brigade has launched a challenge to get people to make masks for critical service workers including nurses, food service workers and emergency personnel. They will bring you the materials, you sew the masks at home, then they pick the masks up for delivery to those in need.” —KEYT

••• “Apart Together is a two-day ‘home-cooked’ live music festival that will be taking place online Friday-Saturday, April 10-11, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Facebook. It can also be accessed via [United by Art’s] website. The lineup includes a who’s who of Santa Barbara musicians, including Glen Phillips, Tina Schlieske, Lois Mahalia, Alastair Greene, Cougar Estrada, Tariqh Akoni, Trent Summar, Brad Nack, Justin Fox, Estrella and Aaron Campos of Key Party, Zach Madden, and, of course, Spencer Barnitz.” —Independent

••• “The county Planning Commission this week postponed a vote on a zoning permit for a large cannabis operation […] northwest of Lompoc, noting that Sheriff’s deputies raided the premises just four months ago, confiscating $1 million in alleged contraband. The permit would allow 16 acres of cannabis cultivation in hoop houses and one acre in greenhouses on a 102-acre property owned by Avo Vista Farms LLC at the end of Cebada Canyon Road. Herbal Angels, a non-profit corporation and the project applicant, ran a cannabis operation on four acres there. As a policy matter, the dispute over the zoning permit for Herbal Angels is important because it highlights the giant loopholes in the county’s lenient regulatory approach toward the industry.” —Newsmakers with Jerry Roberts