Being a views, not news site, we’re looking for a way to cover the recent array of stabbings in the city. Eight years ago, a stabbing in the American Riviera would have shaken the community, now it’s common place. To easily cover stabbings/ shootings, while keeping it on the forefront of people’s attentions, a counter has been added to the right-hand side bar, “Days Without a Stabbing in Santa Barbara.” Each time an incident occurs, we’ll reset the clock and see how far we can get without a violent act.
Tuesday night at 10:49 p.m., a homeless man was reportedly stabbed to death in a parking lot on East Carrillo Street. He was 57. The counter will start there.