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Noozhawk Asks: When Will the Highway 101 Gaviota Rest Areas Reopen?
Facilities just south of the Gaviota Tunnel have been closed since mid-2021
Noozhawk Asks: Will the COVID-19 Vaccines Protect Me Against the Delta Strain of Novel Coronavirus?
Public health, medical officials say all three available COVID-19 vaccines offer excellent protection against all circulating variants of the coronavirus, including Delta
Noozhawk Asks: When Will the Goleta Valley Community Center Reopen?
Nonprofit operator has been doing maintenance, improvements during the pandemic-related closures
Noozhawk Asks: Why Does Public Health Treat Natural Immunity Differently Than COVID-19 Vaccinations?
Noozhawk reader Bob Manning emailed to ask: Why is Santa Barbara County not reporting people with COVID-19 vaccinations and those who have recovered from the malady? People who get infected with the novel coronavirus and recover have some level of natural immunity to reinfection, but public health officials say they do not know how strong that…
Noozhawk Asks: How Can I Get a Copy of My COVID-19 Vaccination Record If I Lost My Card?
California Department of Public Health launches a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal that can be used to replace paper documentation
Noozhawk Asks: Does Limited Coronavirus Testing Cause a Higher Positivity Rate?
Santa Barbara County Public Health says testing only people with symptoms contributes to the rate, but so does increased community transmission
Noozhawk Asks: Are Any Areas in Santa Barbara County Meeting State Reopening Standards?
Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers. Multiple Noozhawk readers have asked versions of the same question: If Santa Barbara County novel coronavirus case counts were broken down by city or region, would any areas…
Noozhawk Asks: Why Won’t Santa Barbara Consider Private Land for New Police Station?
Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers. Question: How do we get the City of Santa Barbara to consider non-city-owned lands for the police station? For instance Sears at La Cumbre Plaza and Macy’s downtown.…
Noozhawk Asks: Can I Bring My Dog to the Free Goleta Concerts at Rancho La Patera/Stow House?
Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers. Question: Can you bring your dog to summer concerts at Stow House/Rancho La Patera in Goleta? Dogs are not allowed at the Music at the Ranch summer concert…
Noozhawk Asks: How Many Boats Are in the Santa Barbara Harbor?
Demand chronically exceeds availability of marina slips, but waiting list is as short as it’s been in years