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New Year’s Baby

Welcome Liam Salcedo, the first baby born in 2021 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

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Capital Chaos

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COVID-19

Remembering

In This Issue

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Anti-Racism Support the SBCC Promise

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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 5, 6, 7, 12 Local COVID Stats & Vaccine rollout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 *Word and Life Launches Anti-Racism Forum. . . . . . . 9 *Underwater Parks Day - January 16th. . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Community Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés

Cinema

Remembering Carol Decanio Abeles

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Surge intensifies as ICU capacity drops and local hospitals prepare for crisis

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Pro-Trump protesters overran the Capital Building on Wednesday

Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, reviewed by Sigrid Toye

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Dr. Alison Cerezo helped open the Healing Center at UCSB

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A Community ‘Healing Center’ Launched by UCSB Hosford Clinic

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By George Yatchisin, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Jason Fly, MA, another of the therapists added, “This unprecedented time of stress and trauma in our communities has further exposed the inequities endured by Black HE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ANTI-BLACK RACISM are now being addressed people in our country and around the world. For too long, we have been expected locally by the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic, based at UC to bear the burdens of racism that manifest in direct violence, health and economic Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School. The new services will take disparities, and the psychological consequences of chronic place at the Healing Center launched in October with stress. I am humbled to have the opportunity and privilege to generous gifts from Carrie Towbes and John Lewis. do my part to create a therapeutic environment for the Black I look at UCSB as “I’ve always been bewildered by the separation of town and community and provide service through the Healing Center gown we have here,” Towbes shared. a resource for the with empathy and compassion.” “I look at UCSB as a resource for the Isabelle Fleury, M.Ed., also a center therapist said, “I am community. Making the connection community. Making the excited about the Healing Center and the opportunities for between Jordan, of Healing Justice, and providing accessible and sustainable mental health care for connection between Steve Smith, Director of the Hosford the Black community in Santa Barbara. In a beach town like Clinic, seemed logical. It’s really exciting Jordan, of Healing Santa Barbara – which has always had a Black community – it for me as a funder –it’s often just getting can be easy for folks to convince themselves that we live in the right people talking to each other.” Justice and Steve Smith, a ‘post-racial’ society. Over this year, this illusion has finally The Healing Center is a specialty Director of the Hosford begun to fade and it has become painfully clear that racism clinic that provides psychological is a public health issue. For far too long, the mental wellservices to Black-Identifying clients of Clinic, seemed logical. being of Black people has been overlooked or dismissed. I see all ages. In addition to general stressors the establishment of the Healing Center as a critical step in – Carrie Towbes and life issues, the Healing Center repairing the devastating effects of injustices that Black people acknowledges the effects of racial have had to endure for many generations.” trauma, marginalization, and injustice Dr. Alison Cerezo The fourth therapist, Ginette Sims, concurred with her on social and health disparities among Black communities. All colleagues, stating, “I am looking forward to the opening of the Healing Center and services are provided by Black therapists who have an interest having the opportunity to serve the Black community in SB and beyond. Given the in addressing the negative toll of anti-Black racism on Black realities of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the pandemic that is systemic racism, residents in our local community. Black communities deserve to have their mental health and wellbeing prioritized and The murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among it’s my privilege to be a small part of changing the tide and addressing the mental health many others, and the activism of #BLM this summer drove needs of the Black community by providing therapeutic services via the Healing Center.” Towbes to look for a place to take action, and she turned to Healing Justice Santa Barbara, a Black led and Black centered The Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic is a university-based community clinic that is organizing collective that aspires to build resilient communities designed to provide culturally sensitive, low-cost individual, couple, family, and group psychological treatment to the entire Santa Barbara community. It serves the general public as well as students, for the African diaspora and other marginalized people along the Central Coast. Specifically she talked with Jordan Killebrew, faculty, and staff from local universities/colleges. The Hosford Clinic serves as a training site for doctoral students in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) of UC co-leader of Healing Justice and Director of Communications Santa Barbara. at the Santa Barbara Foundation. Killebrew pointed out the pressing need for Black therapists in the Santa Barbara Ginette Sims community, especially during the pandemic and ongoing antiracial upheavals of 2020. Smith was eager to help have Hosford fulfill the Black community’s need for culturally appropriate therapists. Not only does the Hosford have four Black-identifying doctoral student therapists ready and able to provide services to the Black community in all of California (since all sessions remain on Zoom during COVID-19), but the Clinic is also developing webinars about racial stress and other topics. Smith also turned to Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology colleague Dr. Alison Cerezo for help in launching the new clinic. Isabelle Fleury, M.Ed. “I am honored to help get the Healing Center off the ground,” Cerezo said. “In 2020 alone, we witnessed several high-profile murders of Black Americans related to police brutality, part of a much longer history of anti-Black violence in the U.S. At the same time, Coronavirus put a spotlight on the ongoing health inequities that disproportionately affect Black communities. What’s worse, there has been little to no formal efforts at the federal level to stop these injustices.” “Healing Center aims to provide a safe, culturally responsive space for Black residents to get mental health support, and for that support to be provided by Black therapists who have a keen understanding of the ways anti-Black racism operates in US society,” she continued. “Further, it’s critical that Black psychologists-in-training have a community of Black therapists with whom they can learn from and thrive.” Jason Fly, MA Those looking to receive services from the new Healing Center—named to reflect its connection to Healing Justice Santa Barbara—should email the clinic at hosford@ucsb.edu. There will be four doctoral student therapists working at the center. “The mental health of Black-Identifying folks has always been a focus of mine and to finally have a space to do some much-needed work for the community is very exciting,” Jazzmyn Ward, one of the four therapists at the new Center, explained. “This space has been curated to serve those that have been systematically and historically excluded from so many spaces. I firmly believe that we all have divine power within us despite our circumstances, and with great honor I look forward to supporting those in the community in accessing that in order to continue to heal.” Jazzmyn Ward


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Open 8 a.m.–8 p.m., 365 days a year Goal of complete care in 45 minutes Walk-ins and online appointments X-ray and lab services Cottage clinical providers

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Santa Barbara County ICU Capacity Falls to Zero Percent Phase 1A of COVID-19 Vaccinations Continues

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COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health – January 5, 2021

Status update regarding Cottage Health as of January 5th: Cottage Health is caring for a total of 291 patients across all campuses. 226 are acute care patients; 78 acute care beds remain available. Of the 226 acute care patients, 18 patients are on ventilators. 93 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators). Of the 226 acute care patients, 78 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 73 are confirmed COVID-19 positive. Of the 78 patients in isolation, 23 are in critical care. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital adult critical care available capacity: 15.6 percent From Dec 21-27: 3,451 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 420 positive, 3,030 negative, 1 pending From Dec 28 - Jan 3: 4,029 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 626 positive, 3,168 negative, 235 pending www.cottagehealth.org

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N THE FIRST DAYS OF 2021, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY HAS WITNESSED AN UNPRECEDENTED SURGE IN COVID-19 CASES, with 1,949 active cases as of January 4th. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has reported our adjusted ICU capacity to be sero percent, and urges community members to follow health guidelines as Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccination continues. “Currently, we only have a handful of ICU beds still available,” said Santa Barbara County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg in a January 5th press conference. “We have 172 people in the hospital for COVID. We anticipate that roughly 17 of those will require ICU care within the next few weeks or so.” Ansorg went on to explain that as a result of the increase in COVID-19 patients, local hospitals are preparing to enter crisis care mode. This means individuals with an urgent health issue beyond COVID-19 may not be able to receive the same care that they would have if they visited the hospital in nonpandemic times. He added that routine surgeries and procedures have been cancelled in an effort to save as many beds as possible for COVID-19 patients. “When we look at when people start getting sick, it’s clear that there was an increase in infections following the holidays,” said SBCPHD Director Van Do-Reynoso. “While the full impact of holidays will not be known for another couple of weeks, the data implies that gatherings Santa Barbara County Health over the holidays and travel played a significant role in Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg the increase in new cases.” Amidst this surge, SBCPHD is continuing to vaccinate members of Phase 1A priority groups. These groups were identified based on their risk of COVID-19 exposure due to their working in healthcare and long-term care, or living in a long-term care facility. This phase of vaccination will continue through February. “Fortunately, we have begun to vaccinate,” said Ansorg. “However, it will take weeks and months to get the vaccine to everyone who wants it. In the meantime, we need to continue with social distancing, with wearing masks, do not travel and do not gather. This will last likely until the fall.” Phase 1A is broken into three tiers, which the County are vaccinating concurrently. This means the individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine are: hospital/care SBCPHD Director facilities staff and residents, EMS personnel, dialysis center Van Do-Reynoso staff, intermediate care facilities, home health workers, community health workers, primary, correctional, and urgent care clinics, speciality clinics, lab workers, dental, and pharmacy workers. According to Do-Reynoso, the County has so far been allocated 16,775 vaccines, 54 percent of which Please remember have already been administered to eligible individuals. the four Ws — Vaccination is taking place at 42 approved providers which is wear across the county, with a projected 350 to 500 vaccines your mask, watch being administered per day next week. Eventually, the County hopes to offer 1,000 vaccines per day by early your distance, February. stay six feet apart, It is currently planned that Phase 1B will begin wash your hands, to take place between February and mid-March. This next phase will provide vaccines to additional priority and wait on groups, including individuals aged 75 and older, people gathering. aged 65 to 74 with underlying health conditions, – Van Do-Reynoso essential workers, incarcerated people, and homeless/ unhoused individuals. After these phases’ completion, Phase 1C will vaccinate additional essential workers, individuals 16 to 64 with underlying conditions, and people aged 65 to 74 who haven’t been previously vaccinated. Only then — currently projected to be in the late spring — will Phases 2 and 3 begin vaccinating individuals who have not already been included in the earlier phases. “I can’t stress enough that this is really a call to action to every member in our community,” said Do-Reynoso. “Please vaccinate if you’re eligible when it’s your turn. Please remember the four Ws — which is wear your mask, watch your distance, stay six feet apart, wash your hands, and wait on gathering. Now is not the time to gather outside your household. And finally, please stay at home and only leave for the essential needs.” For updates and more information, visit the Stats Reports page on the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s website at https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports.


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Community News Village Properties joins Forbes Global Properties, a new luxury real estate marketplace led by the Forbes media brand The Santa Barbara-based real estate firm will be the exclusive representative for the Santa Barbara area

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ILLAGE PROPERTIES, A LEADING RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE, has announced its elite membership in Forbes Global Properties, a new curated consumer marketplace that connects discerning buyers directly to the world’s finest homes and the best-in-class agents that represent them. Established as an invitation-only consortium of leading real estate firms around the world, Village Properties will immediately capitalize on Forbes’ engaged audience of more than 130 million monthly global visitors to connect, inform, and inspire high-net-worth potential homebuyers and sellers about the finest properties for sale in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Ojai and Santa Ynez. Village Properties, based in Santa Barbara, is one of the largest local companies, closing 794 transactions in 2020 with a team of 182 active agents. Reserved for luxury properties, www.forbesglobalproperties.com will showcase high value homes available for sale around the world. As a founding member, Village Properties will be one of only 100 brokerage firms invited to participate in the global network. “We are beyond thrilled to partner in the Renee Grubb launch of Forbes Global Properties as the exclusive member in Santa Barbara. This marks an exciting new chapter in our 25year history,” said Village Properties owner Renee Grubb. “Our unparalleled reputation and experience in the Santa Barbara community, coupled with Forbes’ high-net worth consumer base and worldwide reach, will create a powerful tool in captivating luxury real estate clientele.” Founding member brokerages are established leaders in their local luxury property markets and have offices in more than 75 locations across the U.S., Asia, and Europe. As an arm of the Forbes media company, Forbes Global Properties extends branding and marketing services to Village Properties and other toptier real estate brokerage members. The company’s global reputation and high-net-worth consumer base places Forbes Global Properties in a unique and advantageous position within the luxury real estate industry. Membership in the Forbes Global Properties network will provide Village Properties with:

SB Cottage Hospital Celebrates New Year Baby

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N JANUARY 1ST, 2021 at 12:01am, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital greeted its first baby to be born in the new year. Liam Salcedo, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and at 20 inches long, was born to parents Jessica Hernandez and Jaime Salcedo. The family currently lives in Lompoc. Congratulations, and may you have a healthy and happy new year! www.cottagehealth.org

First Baby Born at SB Cottage Hospital 2021 and parents: Jessica Hernandez and Jaime Salcedo holding Liam Salcedo

DT Law Partners Welcome John W. Ambrecht and Elizabeth Mackey-Sall JOHN W. AMBRECHT has joined the Santa Barbara law firm DT Law Partners. The founder of the boutique law firm Ambrecht & Associates in Montecito, Ambrecht brings over 30 years of experience in estate tax law and estate planning. He is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and acts as chair of the Business Families Special Interest Group for America for STEP World Wide. Additionally, Ambrecht has lectured nationwide on estate planning matters, and written articles for a number of business and law publications. He is the author of the book For Love & Money: Protecting Family Wealth in Estate & Succession Planning.

· A unique forum for member agents to collaborate and transact. · Access to Forbes’ engaged worldwide audience, with homes presented to potential buyers across Forbes and Forbes Global Properties print, digital, and social media channels with expert commentary, timely market data, and top-tier editorial. · A suite of tools and resources backed by actionable analytics, editorial and social media content. · A dedicated page on forbes.com, and exclusive advertising opportunities and access to Forbes’ premier touchpoints. Additionally, Village Properties and its member agents will continue to advertise properties within the Santa Barbara area, and leverage the agency’s existing connections, marketing tools and stellar reputation. The consortium was co-founded by Jeff Hyland, co-founder and President of Hilton & Hyland, and Bonnie Stone Sellers, a leading authority on global real estate markets and the luxury consumer. They are joined by Forbes Global Properties CEO Alex Lange — an accomplished industry veteran who most recently served as the CEO of UpstreamRE — and an esteemed Board of Directors. Also representing the brokerages in the United States are John Pfeiffer, President and Managing Broker of Slifer Smith & Frampton, Vail Valley and Summit County, Colorado; Frederick Warburg Peters of Warburg Realty in New York City; and Andrew E. Nelson, President and owner of Willis Allen Real Estate, San Diego, California. International brokerages are represented by Quentin Epiney, director of Comptoir Immobilier, Geneva, Switzerland; Ken Jacobs of Private Property Global in Sydney, Australia; and José Ribes Bas, CEO of Rimontgó, Costa Blanca, Spain. www.forbesglobalproperties.com | www.villagesite.com

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ELIZABETH MACKEY-SALL, Ambrecht’s associate attorney, has also joined DT Law Partners. An estate planning expert, Mackey-Sall managed her own private practice in the San Francisco Bay for six years prior to coming to Santa Barbara. Before that, she worked as a professor of law and taught Southwestern Law School’s bar exam preparation program. Currently, she counsels clients on the many aspects of estate planning and administration, such as wills, advance health care directives, powers of attorney, charitable giving, and more. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Public Service Distinction from Southwestern Law www.dtlawpartners.com School in 2013.

SB Better Together Fund Grant Program Reopens for Goleta Small Businesses

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RE YOU A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN GOLETA in need of financial support? As of this week, the Santa Barbara Foundation and the City of Goleta have reopened the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program to support small businesses amidst the pandemic. Interested businesses must submit applications by January 15th to participate. “Our priority at the Santa Barbara Foundation is to provide support to our community through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jessica Sanchez, SBF’s Director of Donor Services. “Finding creative solutions and collaborations like the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program helps to bring much needed funding to small businesses who need it most.” An additional $100,000 has been added to this program’s available funds for distribution. Eligible, small businesses within the City of Goleta can apply for grant funding to help them reopen and operate within COVID-19 public health guidelines. Grants awards will be distributed until funds are depleted, with awards up to $10,000 per grant. Interested community members can donate to the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund at

www.sbfoundation.org/give-now/give-to-sb-better-together-fund.

For more information on this program and eligibility guidelines, visit: www.sbfoundation.org/covid-19-business-community-resources/sbbt-guidelines-goleta-english. Para aprender más en Español: www.sbfoundation.org/covid-19-business-community-resources/sbbt-small-business-grant-program-guidelines-sbc-spanish.


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HEALING JUSTICE SB PRESENTS

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MTD Announces Temporary Bus Capacity Decrease

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S SANTA BARBARA remains in the purple zone for COVID-19 health guidelines, Santa Barbara MTD has announced that it is temporarily decreasing the number of passengers permitted to board all MTD buses. Until January 8th, 12 passengers will be allowed on a 40 foot bus, and eight passengers will be allowed on a 30 foot bus. “As has been the case throughout the pandemic, a bus may pass up a person waiting at a bus stop if the amount of passengers onboard has already reached the limit,” reads MTD’s announcement. “We apologize for any inconvenience that may result.” MTD is still not collecting fares, and passengers will continue to use the rear door of the bus for boarding and leaving to minimize contact between drivers and passengers. However, those individuals using mobility devices or requiring the ramp will be allowed to use the front door. On the bus, passengers are asked to distance themselves at least six feet away from the driver and other passengers.

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Passengers are still required to wear face masks and MTD continues to follow enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols. To learn more, visit https://sbmtd.gov.

Healing Justice Santa Barbara Calls for AfricanAmerican and Black Artists

CALLING ALL BLACK/ AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS

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N PREPARATION for its first “Black is Beautiful” showcase, Healing Justice Santa Barbara is calling for Black and African-American artists on a local and national level. Due to be held this February in honor of Black History Month, this virtual event will celebrate the beauty of the Black and African-American community. “Healing Justice Santa Barbara strives to bring together the Black/African American community by providing a new platform for organizations and individuals to showcase all that the Black/AfricanAmerican diaspora has to offer,” reads HJSB’s announcement. “The ‘Black is Beautiful’ virtual showcase is an opportunity for cultural and artistic expression as well as educational and self-care programming.” Those interested in participating are invited to submit pre-recorded performances by January 22nd, at www.hjsb.org/bibsubmit. Performances across multiple genres are welcome, including spoken word, dance, street art, comedy skits, music, visual arts, and other performing arts. Both individual artists and groups can contribute, with Black Student Unions and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities especially encouraged to partake. “Healing Justice seeks to uplift diverse individuals across the African and Black American diaspora — all ages, incomes, LGBTQIA+, multi/biracial identifying, system-impacted, and those with disabilities — through all forms of artistic performance,” reads HJSB’s announcement. Up to three video submissions may be shared per individual artist or group, with each video being between 5-10 minutes long. For further submission guidelines and information about HJSB, visit www. hjsb.org/bibsubmit. Questions can be sent to Leticia Forney, co-organizer of HJSB and director of the “Black Is Beautiful” showcase, at Healingjusticesb@Protonmail.com.

DANCE, SPOKEN WORD, STREET ART, VISUAL ART, COMEDY, MUSIC AND OTHER PERFORMING ART

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT YOUR CONCEPT AT

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‘Moms Demand Action’ Responds To Recent Shootings In Santa Barbara

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ORKING TO ASSUAGE THE VIOLENT USE OF GUNS, Moms Demand Action has focused efforts on Santa Barbara following the deaths of two local teens on Sunday. The teenagers, Angel Castillo, 17, and Omar Montiel, 18, were shot and killed on Liberty Street in Santa Barbara. Two others, whose names have not been released, were also shot and wounded. On Monday, more shots were fired on Santa Barbara’s West Side; while no one was hurt, the community has been shaken. “It is unacceptable that we have lost two of our teens to senseless gun violence,” said Kendall Pata, Local Group Co-Leader of the Santa Barbara chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Our hearts are with the families of Angel, Omar, and the other survivors of the shooting. It’s time to prioritize funding for violence intervention groups that work tirelessly to prevent gun violence among our most vulnerable youth.” As California lawmakers prepare to return to session next week, the organization wants legislators to pass common sense gun safety laws — starting with funding for CalVIP. CalVIP supports community-based violence intervention programs that apply a localized approach to reducing gun violence in hard-hit neighborhoods like Santa Barbara’s West Side. They believe these programs apply a public health model to ending gun violence and keeping Santa Barbara’s children safe. Moms Demand Action is urging all Santa Barbara County school districts to pass safe storage resolutions and send bilingual letters to parents and guardians, reminding them of their legal responsibility to safely store their firearms locked and unloaded. In August, the Santa Barbara Unified School Board unanimously passed the first gun safe storage resolution in the county under the leadership of Laura Capps. The firearm suicide rate among children and teens has increased 65 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Responsible gun storage keeps guns out of the wrong hands reducing deaths and injuries among children and teens who are facing challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moms Demand Action is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence. www.momsdemandaction.org Everytown for Gun Safety is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters and more than 375,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, students, and everyday Americans who are fighting for common-sense gun safety measures that can help save lives. www.everytown.org


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BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

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Taller de arte de estudio para adultos (a través de Zoom): Crea dibujos sueltos y gestuales de Ganesha, la deidad hindú que se cree que quita obstáculos con un Artista Docente del Museo de Arte de SB el jueves, 7 de enero, de 5 a 6pm a través de Zoom. Gratis, para registrarte, visita https://tinyurl.com/y84oesxa

Reclamation and Resistance: An Evening of Poetry with Denice Frohman, hosted via Zoom by The UCSB Multicultural Center, will take place Thursday, January 14th at 5pm. A CantoMundo Fellow, Frohman’s work has been published in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, ESPNW, and What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump. For the Zoom link, visit https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/node/2418. Reclamación y resistencia: una noche de poesía con Denice Frohman: El Centro Multicultural UCSB albergará una presentación en línea de la poeta, intérprete y educadora Denice Frohman el jueves, 14 de enero a las 5pm. Miembro de CantoMundo, Frohman ha ganado residencias y premios de la Asociación Nacional de Artes y Culturas Latinas, la Fundación Leeway y más. Su trabajo ha sido publicado en Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, ESPNW y What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump. Para ver el vínculo Zoom de la presentación, visita https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/node/2418.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Create loose, gestural drawings of Ganesha, the Hindu deity believed to be the remover of obstacles with a SB Museum of Art Teaching Artist on Thursday, January 7th, from 5 to 6pm via Zoom. Free, to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/y84oesxa

Downtown Business Spotlight Interview Series continues on Thursday, January 7th at 3pm with Robin Elander in conversation with Adrienne Smith (Power of Your Om) and Mikki Reilly (Fitness Transform) as they discuss taking care of your mind, body, and soul. Each Thursday different business owners will interviewed via Zoom. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9fpx3r9 La serie de entrevistas Negocios del Centro Destacados continúa el jueves, 7 de enero a las 3pm con Robin Elander en conversación con Adrienne Smith (Power of Your Om) y Mikki Reilly (Fitness Transform) mientras hablan sobre el cuidado de su mente, cuerpo, y alma. Cada jueves, diferentes empresarios serán entrevistados a través de Zoom. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y9fpx3r9 Virtual Author Talk: Louise Ann Noeth - Bonneville Salt Flats: Join Chaucer’s Books for an online conversation with Louise Ann Noeth as she discusses her latest book Bonneville Salt Flats on Thursday, January 7th at 6pm. Join the webinar at https://zoom.us/j/99853469945 Charla de autor virtual: Louise Ann Noeth - Bonneville Salt Flats: Únete a Chaucer’s Books para una conversación en línea con Louise Ann Noeth mientras habla sobre su último libro Bonneville Salt Flats el jueves, 7 de enero a las 6pm. Únete al seminario web en https://zoom.us/j/99853469945

MOVIES & THEATRE 11th Annual San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival: Enjoy a broad spectrum of movies that celebrate the diversity of the Jewish experience from the comfort of your home from January 7th through 28th. Ticket holders can watch selections multiple times during the run dates. For tickets and passes ($10-$50) visit https://slojff.com XI Festival Anual de Cine Judío de San Luis Obispo: Disfruta de un amplio espectro de películas que celebran la diversidad de la experiencia judía desde la comodidad de tu hogar del 7 al 28 de enero. Los titulares de entradas pueden ver las selecciones varias veces durante las fechas de ejecución. Para boletos y pases ($10-$50) visita https://slojff.com Carsey-Wolf Center Virtual - Subversives: Lingua Franca: Join Director/writer/actress/editor Isabel Sandoval and moderator Miguel Penabella (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a discussion of Lingua Franca on Thursday, January 7th from 4 to 5pm via Zoom. This event will not include a screening, watch in advance on Netflix. Free, registration required. https://tinyurl.com/yczghheq Centro Carsey-Wolf virtual: Subversivos: Lingua Franca: Únete a la directora / escritora / actriz / editora Isabel

11th Annual San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival: Enjoy a broad spectrum of movies that celebrate the diversity of the Jewish experience from the comfort of your home from January 7th through 28th. Ticket holders can watch selections multiple times during the run dates. For tickets and passes ($10-$50) visit https://slojff.com XI Festival Anual de Cine Judío de San Luis Obispo: Disfruta de un amplio espectro de películas que celebran la diversidad de la experiencia judía desde la comodidad de tu hogar del 7 al 28 de enero. Los titulares de entradas pueden ver las selecciones varias veces durante las fechas de ejecución. Para boletos y pases ($10-$50) visita https://slojff.com

Sandoval y al moderador Miguel Penabella (Estudios de Cine y Medios, UCSB) para una discusión sobre Lingua Franca el jueves, 7 de enero de 4 a 5pm a través de Zoom. Este evento no incluirá una proyección, mírala con anticipación en Netflix. Gratis, se requiere registro. https://tinyurl.com/yczghheq Estella Scrooge: Combining the excitement of live theatre with the magic of movies, this new musical, presented by PCPA Theatre, features a cast of 24 award-winning Broadway notables and is the creation of John Caird and Paul Gordon. Streaming through January 31st. Tickets are ($29.99/$44.99) https://tinyurl.com/y9xvsgdn Estella Scrooge: Combinando la emoción del teatro en vivo con la magia de las películas, este nuevo musical, presentado por PCPA Theatre, cuenta con un elenco de 24 notables de Broadway galardonados y es creación de John Caird y Paul Gordon. Se transmitirá hasta el 31 de enero. Los boletos cuestan ($29.99/$44.99) https://tinyurl.com/y9xvsgdn

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Littlest Little Farm: Teens will learn biodynamic farming skills in a fun, supportive, caring community with AHA! social-emotional learning facilitators. The next session begins on January 9th. Contact Julian Castillo to reserve a spot or for more info email juliansean.ahasb@gmail.com. La pequeña granja más pequeña: Los adolescentes aprenderán habilidades agrícolas biodinámicas en una comunidad divertida y solidaria con facilitadores del aprendizaje socioemocional de AHa! La próxima sesión comienza el 9 de enero de 2021. Para reservar un lugar o para más información comunícate con Julian Castillo por correo electrónico juliansean.ahasb@gmail.com Pacifica Graduate Institute Online - On Longing: A Pilgrimage Toward Our Heart’s Deepest Desires: Program begins with two live Zoom sessions (three hours each), then continues online for six weeks. Each week will contain a small presentation by Jennifer Leigh Selig, PhD, followed by a set of reflective questions. Participants will share their discoveries on the discussion boards and exchange written dialogue with Selig and a small group of individuals with similar longings. The program runs from January 9th through February 21st. To register by Jan. 4th ($450-$650) visit https://tinyurl.com/yaknl5y8 Pacifica Graduate Institute en línea - Sobre el anhelo: una peregrinación hacia los deseos más profundos de nuestro corazón: El programa comienza con dos sesiones de Zoom en vivo (tres horas cada una), luego continúa en línea durante seis semanas. Cada semana contendrá una pequeña presentación por Jennifer Leigh Selig, PhD, seguida de una serie de preguntas reflexivas. Los participantes compartirán sus descubrimientos en los foros de discusión e intercambiarán un diálogo escrito con Selig y un pequeño grupo de personas con anhelos similares. El programa se extiende desde el 9 de enero hasta el 21 de febrero. Para registrarte antes del 4 de enero ($450-$650) visita https://tinyurl.com/yaknl5y8 Virtual Art Class: Whale Kiss: The Painted Cabernet is hosting a virtual class on Saturday, January 9th at 6pm. Sign up online ($35) at https://tinyurl.com/yb87m9s3. Clase de arte virtual: Beso de ballena: The Painted Cabernet ofrecerá una clase virtual el sábado, 9 de enero a las 6pm. Regístrate en línea ($35) en https://tinyurl.com/yb87m9s3.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Migrant Longing: Letter Writing Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Drawing upon a personal collection of more than 300 letters exchanged between her parents and other family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, Miroslava Chávez-García recreates and gives meaning to the hope, fear, and longing migrants experienced in their everyday lives during a virtual webinar on January 10th at 4pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y84edkr. Anhelo migratorio: escritura de cartas en las zonas fronterizas entre Estados Unidos y México: Basándose en una colección personal de más de 300 cartas intercambiadas entre sus padres y otros miembros de la familia a través de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México, Miroslava Chávez-García recrea y da sentido a la esperanza, el miedo y el anhelo que experimentan los emigrantes en su vida cotidiana durante un seminario virtual el 10 de enero a las 4pm. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y84edkr Write. for Self-Discovery & Meaning: Move deliberately into the New Year by exploring creative ways to support your intentions through the process of therapeutic writing during a virtual workshop with Chantal Wunderlich, MFT

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Groundbreaking Author and Essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates UCSB Arts & Lectures will host a virtual presentation and Q&A with critically acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Tuesday, January 12th at 5pm. A MacArthur Fellow, Coates is the author of the National Book Award-winning Between the World and Me, as well as We Were Eight Years in Power, Beautiful Struggle, and The Water Dancer. Registration costs $10 for general admission, and is free for UCSB students. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/y88y8cjc. Autora y ensayista innovadora: Ta-Nehisi Coates: UCSB Arts & Lectures presentará una presentación virtual y una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con el autor aclamado por la crítica Ta-Nehisi Coates el martes, 12 de enero a las 5pm. Coates, miembro de MacArthur Fellow, es el autor del libro Ganador del Premio Nacional del Libro Entre el mundo y yo, así como Estuvimos ocho años en el poder, hermosa lucha y El bailarín del agua. La inscripción cuesta $10 para la admisión general y es gratuita para los estudiantes de UCSB. Para registrarte, visita https://tinyurl.com/y88y8cjc. on Sunday, January 10th from 2 to 3:15pm. To register ($40) visit https://tinyurl.com/y727kdw7 Escribir. para el autodescubrimiento y el significado: Avanza deliberadamente hacia el Año Nuevo explorando formas creativas de apoyar tus intenciones a través del proceso de escritura terapéutica durante un taller virtual con Chantal Wunderlich, MFT el domingo, 10 de enero de 2 a 3:15pm. Para registrarte ($40) visita https://tinyurl.com/y727kdw7 New Year, New Mug: Craft your very own mug with Clay Studio’s virtual workshop on Sunday, January 10th from 2 to 4pm. Supplies provided. Sign up ($60) at https://claystudiosb.org/events/new-year-new-mug. Año nuevo, taza nueva: Crea tu propia taza con el taller virtual de Clay Studio el domingo, 10 de enero de 2 a 4pm. Suministros proporcionados. Regístrate ($60) en https:// claystudiosb.org/events/new-year-new-mug.

SPECIAL EVENTS Arroyo Burro Beach Cleanup: Join Explore Ecology for a socially-distanced beach cleanup at Arroyo Burro Beach Sunday, January 10th from 10 am to 12pm. Masks required, some supplies will be provided. Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/y5ty23xs. Limpieza de la playa Arroyo Burro: Únete a Explore Ecology para una limpieza de playa socialmente distanciada en la playa Arroyo Burro el domingo, 10 de enero de 10am a 12pm. Se requieren cubrebocas, se proporcionarán algunos suministros. Obtén más información en https://tinyurl.com/y5ty23xs.

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https://tinyurl.com/ydby8ola. Pub de ciencia desde casa: ¿Es el espacio el lugar? Únete al Museo de Historia Natural de Santa Bárbara, ya que virtualmente alberga al autor local Fred Nadis, Ph.D. a las 6:30pm el 11 de enero. Nadis hablará sobre su nuevo libro Star Settlers: The Billionaires, Geniuses, and Crazed Visionaries out to Conquer the Universe, que explora el desarrollo del interés de los humanos en la navegación espacial durante el siglo pasado. Gratis, pero los espacios son limitados. Para registrarte para el evento Zoom, visita https://tinyurl.com/ydby8ola. SB Museum of Natural History - Nature Adventures at Home Winter Classes for kids ages two to 12 years will take place from January 11th to March 4th via Zoom. To register ($21-$155) visit https://tinyurl.com/y63qm8j4 Museo de Historia Natural SB - Clases de Invierno de Aventuras en la naturaleza en casa para niños de dos a 12 años se llevará a cabo del 11 de enero al 4 de marzo a través de Zoom. Para registrarte ($21-$155) visita https://tinyurl.com/y63qm8j4

SPECIAL EVENTS Nature Adventures at Home Winter Classes: Hosted by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, classes for kids ages two to 12 years will take place from January 11th to March 4th via Zoom. To register ($21-$155) visit https://tinyurl.com/y63qm8j4 Museo de Historia Natural SB - Clases de Invierno de Aventuras en la naturaleza en casa para niños de dos a 12 años se llevará a cabo del 11 de enero al 4 de marzo a través de Zoom. Para registrarte ($21-$155) visita https://tinyurl.com/y63qm8j4

SPECIAL EVENTS LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Science Pub From Home: Is Space the Place? Join the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as it virtually hosts local author Fred Nadis, Ph.D. at 6:30pm on January 11th. Nadis will be discussing his new book Star Settlers: The Billionaires, Geniuses, and Crazed Visionaries out to Conquer the Universe, which explores the development of humans’ interest in spacefaring over the past century. Attendance is free, but spaces are limited. To register for the Zoom event, visit

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John Magaro in The Big Short (2015) Script to Screen: The Big Short: The Carsey-Wolf Center will welcome Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph for a virtual Q&A with Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan on Thursday, January 14th from 4 to 5pm. Randolph will be discussing The Big Short, which focuses on the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of the United States housing bubble. Participants must register (free) prior to the event at https://tinyurl.com/ycw2797v. Guión a pantalla: La gran apuesta: El Centro Carsey-Wolf dará la bienvenida al guionista ganador del Premio de la Academia Charles Randolph para una sesión virtual de preguntas y respuestas con el director de Pollock Theatre Matt Ryan el jueves, 14 de enero de 4 a 5pm. Randolph discutirá La gran apuesta, que se centra en la crisis financiera de 2008 y el colapso de la burbuja inmobiliaria de Estados Unidos. Los participantes deben registrarse (gratis) antes del evento en https://tinyurl.com/ycw2797v.

March 4th via Zoom. To register ($21-$155) visit https://tinyurl.com/y63qm8j4 Museo de Historia Natural SB - Clases de Invierno de Aventuras en la naturaleza en casa para niños de dos a 12 años se llevará a cabo del 11 de enero al 4 de marzo a través de Zoom. Para registrarte ($21-$155) visita https://tinyurl.com/y63qm8j4 Spring semester at SBCC: Looking to earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year university, or enroll in the School of Extended Learning for life enrichment classes, career skills training, a high school diploma or GED? Register for classes at www.sbcc.edu/classes. Spring semester starts January 11th. Feeling anxious, fatigued, depressed, or just experiencing isolation challenges?

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LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Youth Mental Health First Aid online training from Be the Difference SB is available on January 12th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, and 30th. To learn more or sign up, visit https://bethedifferencesb.org. Capacitación en línea de Primeros auxilios en salud mental para jóvenes de Be the Difference SB está disponible los días 12, 19, 23, 26 y 30 de enero. Para obtener más información o registrarte, visita https://bethedifferencesb.org. Groundbreaking Author and Essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates: UCSB Arts & Lectures will host a virtual presentation and Q&A with critically acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Tuesday, January 12th at 5pm. A MacArthur Fellow, Coates is the author of the National Book Award-winning Between the World and Me, as well as We Were Eight Years in Power, Beautiful Struggle, and The Water Dancer. Registration costs $10 for general admission, and is free for UCSB students. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/y88y8cjc.

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Anti-racism: Word and Life Launches Its Winter Online Forum By Maura Conlon-McIvor, Special to VOICE

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COLLECTIVE WAKE-UP CALL ISSUED IN 2020, regarding unaddressed issues around race relations in our country, found the New York Times reporting that almost all of the bestselling books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble lists explored this issue. It also found local communities grappling to respond. Santa Barbara-based Word and Life, an organization that supports contemplative living and learning, will begin to explore this poignant topic in its Winter series: Confronting Racism starting January 14th. Two books have been selected as a foundation for the program: Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Anti-Racist and Howard Thurman’s, Jesus and the Disinherited. “Anti-Racism is a transformative concept that re-orients and re-energizes the conversation about racism—and points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other,” explained series co-organizer Pat McClure. The ten-week series will be held via Zoom, Thursdays, 10 to 11:30am, January 14th to March 18th. The entire community is welcome to participate in the series. Cost is $67. Local leaders with expertise in the field will deliver weekly presentations to address ideas about and solutions to racial division in our own communities. The presenters include: Rev. Dr. David Moore (January 14th), Vashti Tameka Wilson, Tracy Macuga, Matt Lowe, Leslye Colvin, James Joyce III, Rev. Chris Brown, Jordan Killebrew, and Fr. Jim Clarke, as well as videos with the author, Ibram Kendi. The format includes speaker presentations, followed by breakout discussions, and large group reflections. Word and Life, founded in 1977, honors cultivating awareness and emboldening action. McClure adds: “We think of Thurman’s book as the ‘word’ and Ibram Kendi’s breakthrough book as the ‘life’ in our Winter course. Putting our faith and belief into the real-time practice of becoming aware of our habits and defenses to the restorative work of anti-racism is what Ibram Kendi’s life story calls us to do.” She adds Howard Thurman’s book was the theological basis of much of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work for civil rights, a book that Dr. King carried in his briefcase. One of the series featured speakers, Matt Lowe, suggests, “To imagine this new world requires deep spiritual action and practice; just as walking the path of healing through the truth and reconciliation process does.” Given the importance of the topic, VOICE will follow up with further articles and reflections about AntiRacism in our community via continued discussion with presenters from the Word and Life series.

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Knox parents to discuss their experiences, and learn more about what the school has to offer. Enrollment for Fall 2021 is now open. Contact info@knoxschoolsb.org or (805) 2220107 to RSVP and receive the event’s Zoom link. Charla virtual de Knox School: La escuela Knox será el anfitrión de su próxima charla virtual el martes, 12 de enero de 5:30 a 7:30pm. Los participantes se reunirán con los padres actuales de Knox para discutir sus experiencias y aprender más sobre lo que la escuela tiene para ofrecer. La inscripción para el otoño de 2021 ya está abierta. Llama al (805) 222-0107 o envía un correo electrónico a info@ knoxschoolsb.org para confirmar tu asistencia y recibir el

Antirracismo: Word and Life lanza su foro de invierno en línea Por Maura Conlon-McIvor, Especial para VOICE

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NA LLAMADA DE ATENCIÓN COLECTIVA EMITIDA EN 2020, con respecto a cuestiones no abordadas en torno a las relaciones raciales en nuestro país, encontró el New York Times informando que casi todos los libros más vendidos en las listas de Amazon y Barnes and Noble exploraban este tema. También encontró comunidades locales luchando por responder. Word and Life, con sede en Santa Bárbara, una organización que apoya la vida y el aprendizaje contemplativos, comenzará a explorar este tema conmovedor en su serie de invierno: Enfrentando el racismo a partir del 14 de enero. Se han seleccionado dos libros como base para el programa: Cómo ser un antirracista por Ibram X. Kendi y Jesús y los desheredados por Howard Thurman. “El antirracismo es un concepto transformador que reorienta y revitaliza la conversación sobre el racismo – y nos dirige hacia la liberación de nuevas formas de pensar sobre nosotros mismos y los demás,” explicó Pat McClure, el coorganizador de la serie. La serie de diez semanas se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom, los jueves de 10 a 11:30am, del 14 de enero al 18 de marzo. Toda la comunidad es bienvenida a participar en la serie. El costo es de $67. Los líderes locales con experiencia en el campo realizarán presentaciones semanales para abordar ideas y soluciones a la división racial en nuestras propias comunidades. Los presentadores incluyen: Rev. Dr. David Moore (14 de enero), Vashti Tameka Wilson, Tracy Macuga, Matt Lowe, Leslye Colvin, James Joyce III, Rev. Chris Brown, Jordan Killebrew y Fr. Jim Clarke, así como videos con el autor, Ibram Kendi. El formato incluye presentaciones de oradores, seguidas de debates grupales y reflexiones de grupos grandes. Word and Life, fundada en 1977, honra el cultivo de la conciencia y el envalentonamiento de la acción. McClure agrega: “Pensamos en el libro de Thurman como la ‘palabra’ y el libro revolucionario de Ibram Kendi como la ‘vida’ en nuestro curso de invierno. Poner nuestra fe y creencia en la práctica en tiempo real de tomar conciencia de nuestros hábitos y defensas para el trabajo restaurador del antirracismo es lo que la historia de vida de Ibram Kendi nos llama a hacer.” Agrega que el libro de Howard Thurman fue la base teológica de gran parte del trabajo de Martin Luther King Jr. por los derechos civiles, un libro que el Dr. King llevaba en su maletín. Uno de los oradores destacados de la serie, Matt Lowe, sugiere: “Para imaginar este nuevo mundo se requiere una profunda acción y práctica espiritual; al igual que caminar por el camino de la curación a través del proceso de verdad y reconciliación.” Dada la importancia del tema, VOICE continuará con más artículos y reflexiones sobre el antirracismo en nuestra comunidad a través de una discusión continua con los presentadores de la serie Word and Life. Para obtener información y registrarte, visita www.WordandLife.us.

enlace Zoom del evento. CWC Virtual: Survivor at 20: Carsey-Wolf Center presents professors Myles McNutt and Laurie Ouellette discussing Survivor on Tuesday, January 12th from 7 to 8pm. Register (free) for Zoom link at www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/cwc-virtual-survivor-at-20. CWC Virtual: Sobreviviente a los 20: Carsey-Wolf Center presenta a los profesores Myles McNutt y Laurie Ouellette discutiendo sobre Sobreviviente el martes, 12 de enero de 7 a 8pm. Regístrate (gratis) para el enlace Zoom en www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/cwc-virtual-survivor-at-20.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Social Justice Advocacy and the Culture of Outrage: UCSB Reads 2021 and the Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series invites you to partake in this free online presentation featuring UCSB professor Tania Israel on Wednesday, January 13th at 4pm. The author of Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations that Work, Israel’s presentation will explore questions regarding social justice advocacy and the role


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Defensa de la justicia social y cultura de la indignación: UCSB Reads 2021 y Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series te invita a participar en esta presentación gratuita en línea con la profesora de UCSB Tania Israel el miércoles, 13 de enero a las 4pm. El autor de Más allá de su burbuja: cómo conectarse a través de la brecha política, habilidades y estrategias para conversaciones que funcionan, la presentación de Israel explorará preguntas sobre la defensa de la justicia social y el papel que juegan los sentimientos de indignación. Para registrarte, visita www.library.ucsb.edu/events-exhibitions/beyond-your-bubble.

feelings of outrage play. To register, visit www.library.ucsb. edu/events-exhibitions/beyond-your-bubble. Defensa de la justicia social y cultura de la indignación: UCSB Reads 2021 y Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series te invita a participar en esta presentación gratuita en línea con la profesora de UCSB Tania Israel el miércoles, 13 de enero a las 4pm. El autor de Más allá de su burbuja: cómo conectarse a través de la brecha política, habilidades y estrategias para conversaciones que funcionan, la presentación de Israel explorará preguntas sobre la defensa de la justicia social y el papel que juegan los sentimientos de indignación. Para registrarte, visita www.library.ucsb.edu/ events-exhibitions/beyond-your-bubble. Accessory Dwelling Units Webinar: The City of Santa Barbara will host its online Accessory Dwelling Units Workshop: Learn What’s New with ADUs on Wednesday, January 13th at 4pm. Prompted by the amendment of the City’s ADU ordinance in December, this webinar will review the new rules and options for adding ADUs to properties and answer attendees’ questions. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/y7kg4zy2. Seminario web sobre unidades de vivienda accesorias: La ciudad de Santa Bárbara organizará su Taller de unidades de vivienda accesoria en línea: Aprende qué hay de nuevo con las ADU el miércoles, 13 de enero a las 4pm. Impulsado por la enmienda de la ordenanza ADU de la ciudad en diciembre, este seminario web revisará las nuevas reglas y opciones para agregar ADU a las propiedades y responderá las preguntas de los asistentes. Para registrarte, visita https://tinyurl.com/y7kg4zy2. Military Artists in California During the Mexican War: Hosted by the SB Historical Museum, Rose Marie Beebe & Robert M. Senkewicz will give this virtual talk on Wednesday, January 13th at 5pm. Free, visit www.sbhistorical.org/historyhappyhour. Artistas militares en California durante la guerra mexicana: Organizado por el Museo Histórico SB, Rose Marie Beebe y Robert M. Senkewicz darán esta charla virtual el miércoles, 13 de enero a las 5pm. Gratis, visita www.sbhistorical.org/historyhappyhour. Drip Irrigation Lunch & Learn: Hosted by the City of Santa Barbara, this virtual class on Wednesday, January 13th from 12 to 1pm will help homeowners and gardeners better understand their drip system. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y5k4kwvk

Irrigación por goteo Almuerzo y aprendizaje: Organizada por la ciudad de Santa Bárbara, esta clase virtual el miércoles, 13 de enero de 12 a 1pm ayudará a los propietarios y jardineros a comprender mejor su sistema de goteo. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/ y5k4kwvk

MOVIES & THEATRE Rigoberta Menchú: Broken Silence: Online film screening Wednesday, January 13th at 6pm, hosted by UCSB MultiCultural Center. Free, access Zoom link at: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/events/winter-2021. Rigoberta Menchú: Silencio roto: Una proyección de película en línea el miércoles, 13 de enero a las 6pm, presentada por UCSB MultiCultural Center. Gratis, para acceso al enlace de Zoom visita: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/events/winter-2021.

SPECIAL EVENTS Delirium Corridor: Join Chaucer’s Books for their virtual reading of Delirium Corridor, an anthology of stories featuring local authors, on Wednesday, January 13th from 6 to 7pm. Free, join event at https://tinyurl.com/y2ytt5oa. Corredor del delirio: Únete a Chaucer’s Books para su lectura virtual de Corredor del delirio, una antología de historias con autores locales, el miércoles, 13 de enero de 6 a 7pm. Gratis, únete al evento en https://tinyurl.com/y2ytt5oa.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Virtual Authors Talk: Sleuths and Sidekicks: Chaucer’s Books invites mystery fans to participate in a fun, intriguing virtual conversation with four mystery writers on Thursday, January 14th at 5pm. Featured authors include Jen Collins Moore (Murder at the Piazza), Carol Pouilot (Time Travel Mysteries), Tina deBellegarde (Winter Witness), and Santa Barbara local Lida Sideris (Southern California Mystery Series). Registration is free, to learn more or register visit www.chaucersbooks.com/event/virtual-event-sleuths-and-sidekicks. Charla de autores virtuales: Detectives y compinches: Chaucer’s Books invita a los fanáticos de los misterios a

participar en una divertida e intrigante conversación virtual con cuatro escritores de misterios el jueves, 14 de enero a las 5pm. Los autores destacados incluyen a Jen Collins Moore (Asesinato en la plaza), Carol Pouilot (Misterios del viaje en el tiempo), Tina deBellegarde (Testigo de invierno) y Lida Sideris, local de Santa Bárbara (Serie de misterios del sur de California). El registro es gratuito, para obtener más información o registrarte visita www.chaucersbooks.com/event/virtual-event-sleuths-and-sidekicks. Online Interactive Course: Confronting Racism: Word and Life will be hosting a 10 week virtual course on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11:35 am beginning Saturday, January 14th. Register ($67) at https://wordandlife.us. Curso interactivo en línea: Enfrentando el racismo: Word and Life organizará un curso virtual de diez semanas los jueves por la mañana de 10 a 11:35am a partir del sábado, 14 de enero. Regístrate ($67) en https://wordandlife.us. PFLAG Spanish Speaking Meeting: Join PFLAG Santa Barbara for its Spanish speaking meeting titled Our Coming Out Stories on Thursday, January 14th at 7pm. Participants will be able to listen to families share their stories and experiences. Pre-registration is required, interested participants should send an email to pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com. Reunión de habla hispana de PFLAG: Únete a PFLAG Santa Barbara para su reunión en español titulada Nuestras próximas historias el jueves, 14 de enero a las 7pm. Los participantes podrán escuchar a las familias compartir sus historias y experiencias. Se requiere preinscripción, los participantes interesados deben enviar un correo electrónico a pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com. Bestselling Author: Anne Lamott: UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomes writer Anne Lamott to virtually discuss her new book Almost Everything: Notes on Hope Thursday, January 14th at 5pm. $10 general admission, free for UCSB students. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3qkvyqp. Autora más vendida: Anne Lamott: UCSB Arts & Lectures le da la bienvenida a la escritora Anne Lamott para discutir virtualmente su nuevo libro Casi todo: notas sobre la esperanza el jueves, 14 de enero a las 5pm. Entrada general $10, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y3qkvyqp. Writing From Home: The SB Museum of Art will host its next virtual writing workshop with UCSB professor and author Sameer Pandya on Thursday, January 14th from 5:30 to 7pm. Free, register at https://tinyurl.com/y3de4de7. Escribiendo desde casa: El Museo de Arte SB albergará su próximo taller de escritura virtual con el profesor y autor de UCSB Sameer Pandya el jueves, 14 de enero de 5:30 a 7pm. Gratis, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y3de4de7.

MOVIES & THEATRE Script to Screen: The Big Short: The Carsey-Wolf Center will welcome Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph for a virtual Q&A with Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan on Thursday, January 14th from 4 to 5pm. Randolph will be discussing The Big Short, which focuses on the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of the United States housing bubble. Participants must register (free) prior to the event at https://tinyurl.com/ycw2797v. Guión a pantalla: La gran apuesta: El Centro Carsey-Wolf dará la bienvenida al guionista ganador del Premio de la Academia Charles Randolph para una sesión virtual de preguntas y respuestas con el director de Pollock Theatre Matt Ryan el jueves, 14 de enero de 4 a 5pm. Randolph discutirá La gran apuesta, que se centra en la crisis financiera de 2008 y el colapso de la burbuja inmobiliaria de Estados Unidos. Los participantes deben registrarse (gratis) antes del evento en https://tinyurl.com/ycw2797v.

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Virtual Authors Talk: Sleuths and Sidekicks: Chaucer’s Books invites mystery fans to participate in a fun, intriguing virtual conversation with four mystery writers on Thursday, January 14th at 5pm. Featured authors include Jen Collins Moore (Murder at the Piazza), Carol Pouilot (Time Travel Mysteries), Tina deBellegarde (Winter Witness), and Santa Barbara local Lida Sideris (Southern California Mystery Series). Registration is free, to learn more or register visit www.chaucersbooks.com/event/virtual-event-sleuths-and-sidekicks. Charla de autores virtuales: Detectives y compinches: Chaucer’s Books invita a los fanáticos de los misterios a participar en una divertida e intrigante conversación virtual con cuatro escritores de misterios el jueves, 14 de enero a las 5pm. Los autores destacados incluyen a Jen Collins Moore (Asesinato en la plaza), Carol Pouilot (Misterios del viaje en el tiempo), Tina deBellegarde (Testigo de invierno) y Lida Sideris, local de Santa Bárbara (Serie de misterios del sur de California). El registro es gratuito, para obtener más información o registrarte visita www.chaucersbooks.com/event/virtual-event-sleuths-and-sidekicks.

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Social Justice Advocacy and the Culture of Outrage: UCSB Reads 2021 and the Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series invites you to partake in this free online presentation featuring UCSB professor Tania Israel on Wednesday, January 13th at 4 pm. The author of Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations that Work, Israel’s presentation will explore questions regarding social justice advocacy and the role feelings of outrage play. To register, visit www.library.ucsb.edu/events-exhibitions/ beyond-your-bubble.

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Underwater Parks Day: The SB Museum of Natural History invites you to partake in their virtual Underwater Parks Day on Saturday, January 16th from 10am to 3pm. Consisting of four free events and one paid event ($25 members, $35 non-members), this celebration offers attendees of all ages the chance to learn about local marine protected areas. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y5pkqccw. Día de los parques submarinos: El Museo de Historia Natural SB te invita a participar en su Día virtual de parques submarinos el sábado, 16 de enero de 10am a 3pm. Esta celebración, que consta de cuatro eventos gratuitos y un evento de pago ($25 para miembros, $35 para no miembros), ofrece a los asistentes de todas las edades la oportunidad de aprender sobre las áreas marinas protegidas locales. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y5pkqccw.

SPECIAL EVENTS Reclamation and Resistance: An Evening of Poetry with Denice Frohman: The UCSB Multicultural Center will host an online performance by poet, performer, and educator Denice Frohman on Thursday, January 14th at 5pm. A CantoMundo Fellow, Frohman has won residencies and awards from the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, Leeway Foundation, and more. Her work has been published in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, ESPNW, and What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump. For the performance’s Zoom link, visit https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/node/2418. Reclamación y resistencia: una noche de poesía con Denice Frohman: El Centro Multicultural UCSB albergará una presentación en línea de la poeta, intérprete y educadora Denice Frohman el jueves, 14 de enero a las 5pm. Miembro de CantoMundo, Frohman ha ganado residencias y premios de la Asociación Nacional de Artes y Culturas Latinas, la Fundación Leeway y más. Su trabajo ha sido publicado en Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, ESPNW y What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump. Para ver el vínculo Zoom de la presentación, visita https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/node/2418.

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on Saturday, January 16th at 3pm. Having been recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, Ford will speak to Mayan methods of sustainably growing food and medicine. Participants can connect any time after 2:30pm to the meeting’s Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom. us/j/83395449475. Soluciones del pasado: La Sociedad Humanista de Santa Bárbara recibirá a la investigadora arqueológica de UCSB Anabel Ford para su presentación virtual titulada Héroes del Bosque Maya el sábado, 16 de enero a las 3pm. Tras haber recibido recientemente una subvención de la National Science Foundation, Ford hablará sobre los métodos mayas para cultivar alimentos y medicinas de manera sostenible. Los participantes pueden conectarse en cualquier momento después de las 2:30pm al enlace Zoom de la reunión: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83395449475. Shadow and Light: A Visitation Through Art: The C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California will host this virtual program on Saturday, January 16th from 10 am to 1:30pm. Sign up ($60-75) here: www.jungstudycenter.org/Events. Sombra y luz: una visita a través del arte: El C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California albergará este programa virtual el sábado, 16 de enero de 10am a 1:30pm. Regístrate ($60-$75) en: www.jungstudycenter.org/Events.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Divinitree Yoga Open House: Between Friday, January 15th and Sunday, January 17th, all Divinitree classes are $5. To sign up for a class, visit www.divinitreesantabarbara.com/open-house. Casa Abierta de Divinitree Yoga: Entre el viernes, 15 de enero y el domingo, 17 de enero, todas las clases de Divinitree cuestan $5. Para inscribirte en una clase, visita www.divinitreesantabarbara.com/open-house.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

Underwater Parks Day: The SB Museum of Natural History invites you to partake in their virtual Underwater Parks Day on Saturday, January 16th from 10 am to 3pm. Consisting of four free events and one paid event ($25 members, $35 non-members), this celebration offers attendees of all ages the chance to learn about local marine protected areas. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y5pkqccw. Día de los parques submarinos: El Museo de Historia Natural SB te invita a participar en su Día virtual de parques submarinos el sábado, 16 de enero de 10am a 3pm. Esta celebración, que consta de cuatro eventos gratuitos y un evento de pago ($25 para miembros, $35 para no miembros), ofrece a los asistentes de todas las edades la oportunidad de aprender sobre las áreas marinas protegidas locales. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y5pkqccw.

Solutions From the Past: The Humanist Society of Santa Barbara will host UCSB archeological researcher Anabel Ford for her virtual presentation titled Heroes of the Maya Forest

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Ongoing Community Resources & Activities

In the Time of COVID-19

MUSEUMS & THE ARTS SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back for new content. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home Live, Interactive, Virtual Field Trips programs for students grades K to 12, organized by the SB Museum of Natural History, are now available for student groups of up to 30. Museum educators will be joining students for journeys that start in the Museum halls and then transport them in space and time to explore the wonders and secrets beyond the exhibits. All programs align with Next Generation Science Standards. Each class group is $100 per program. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y6284qyp Santa Barbara Museum of Art: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the collection; as well as lectures, and musical performances from their Video Library. Museum galleries closed to the public until further notice. www.sbma.net The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center Online: The Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Find virtual art classes, live concerts, and music streams, art activities for all ages, and virtual galleries at: https://carpinteriaartscenter.org MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: Programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. www.moxi.org/athome MOXI Innovation Workshop Maker Kits: Bringing the learning, creative thinking, and fun of the museum to your home and provide resources for everyone to build skills with tools and materials inspired by MOXI’s favorite making activities. Available for Purchase for Pickup or Contactless Delivery. To purchase ($21.25-$65) visit http://www.moxi.org/makerkits Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning

PCPA Plays On!: Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ SBMM Maritime On The Move: Brings museum-quality experiences to sites throughout Santa Barbara County. These adventures begin outdoors and incorporate engaging activities for students to enjoy while exploring local ecosystems and biomes found in their own backyard. Programs can be customized and are now available in English and Spanish. www.sbmm.org/at-home SBIFF Family Film Fun – Soul: Travel with middle-school band teacher Joe Gardner from the streets of New York City to The Great Before, as he learns some answers to life’s big questions in this week’s Family Fun Film, Soul. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y8yxt9yk. SBIFF Film Talk: An online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. Each week a short film will be available for viewing online, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/ Cabrillo High School Aquarium Virtual Tours are available for students in grades TK to 5th grade. CHS students will deliver information about each exhibit, and then answer questions at the end of the tour. For more info and to request a tour visit https://tinyurl.com/yynw9s83

MUSIC Luke Theatre’s Virtual Concert Series: Mendeleyev is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Santa Barbara who lights up the Luke stage with his fresh, folk yet funky take on music. Resonance: Artists reflect on our diverse cultures with songs, musical compositions, and spoken word selections that resonate with the times in which we live. Pianos at The Luke: Santa Barbara artists play a diverse selection of improvisational, original works, jazz, classical and more. Jackson Gillies in Concert: Singer/songwriter and now producer Jackson Gillies presents an acoustic concert Watch the free concerts at www.luketheatre.org Concerts@Home: Each Sunday at 10 am, Camerata Pacifica streams music and interviews from the ensemble’s video library. View at https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/#. Lobero Theatre Live Streams: Support the Lobero Theatre by watching their offerings of virtual concerts including, John Kay, KT Tunstall,

and Pianos on State. For tickets (Free-$15) visit www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www. metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org

OUTDOORS Spooky Tours with Santa Barbara Ghost Tours: Join Professor Julie Ann Brown as she tours you through the streets of Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts. Santa Barbara Ghost Tours offers a variety of tours including the Downtown Paranormal Wine and Spirits Tour; Legends, Myths, and Mayhem Tour; Dead of the Night Tour; and more. For tickets ($35 to $150 depending on the tour selected) visit www.sbghosttour.com Casa del Herrero is open to the general public. While indoor spaces remain closed, guests will now engage in a reimagined self-guided garden tour utilizing QR codes. Book your tour by calling 805-565-5653. Each tour is first come, first serve with a maximum of six visitors allowed per tour. Admission is $25 per person. For guidelines visit www.casadelherrero.com/tours Zoom & Bloom Outdoor Learning Camp: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is offering a school-time outdoor camp to supplement virtual school for two-week sessions through December 18th for elementary school children, ages seven through 12. To register ($50) visit https://tinyurl.com/y2c27uyq The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast: Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first and third weekends of the month, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form. https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open daily from 10am to 5pm and to members only from 9am to 10am. No reservations are required, but visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. For those who can’t visit in person, visit the Garden at Home page for virtual tours, livestreams, and activities. www.sbbg.org Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events

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SB Museum of Natural History and Sea Center Stores: are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm for in-person shopping (following health and safety guidelines). Online stores are open 24/7 with unique items for all ages and daily contact-free curbside pickup or shipping. www.sbnature.org Lotusland: Is safe, spacious, and sociallydistant by its very nature. Reservations will have staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. Face masks required. To reserve a SelfGuided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Birdwatchers have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via Zoom until further notice Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15pm. Each week will focus on a different topic. Join the current meeting by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj Rancho La Patera & Stow House: Take a a tour of the newly-opened Ranch Yard, drop off a donation, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds of Rancho La Patera on the weekends, from 11am to 2pm. www.goletahistory.org

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS SB Public Library Virtual Programming: From toddlers to adults, the SB Public Library offers a variety of virtual programs including story time, book clubs, conversation groups, and more. For a complete schedule visit https://tinyurl.com/ybolucly Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Offering fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at https://tinyurl.com/yc6t9uxa To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ffq28m Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://tinyurl.com/yxh2qz5c; and The Chamber

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden remains open comprehensive solution that delivers consistent food safety training to employees. The online course is offered in English, Spanish, Simplified Friendship Center’s Community Connect Adult Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Register at: Program: Services are offered through an online https://tinyurl.com/y37tcjzx membership starting at $200 per month, with Surf Happens’ How To Surf - Pro Series will offer options for low income individuals: free online tutorial videos showcasing pro tips www.friendshipcentersb.org/services/ccap/ from the basic to elite levels from Conner Coffin, AHA! Programs: Trained facilitators support Lakey Peterson, Parker Coffin, Eithan Osborne, a wide range of groups with social-emotional and Mickey Clarke. Videos will be released weekly learning. Preregistration is required. For more on www.surfhappens.com info visit https://ahasb.org/programs/ “Navigating the Pandemic Pandemonium” Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: Business Strategy Call: Schedule a business Center classes have been moved online. The strategy call with Downtown Santa Barbara’s center offers evening classes on Wednesdays and Executive Director, Robin Elander. The team at Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm and a Sunday Downtown Santa Barbara will help you navigate morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am. Suggested your business through these challenging times. donation per class is $10. Register at Email Administrative Assistant https://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj amy@downtownsb.org to schedule a strategy session. SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff SHOP LOCAL in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. State Street Promenade Market: Located on the Free and open to all and by appointment. 900 & 1000 blocks of State Street between the Complete the survey at: blocks of Carrillo Street and Figueroa Street, the https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx Promenade Market will continue throughout Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a the year, every Thursday from 3 to 7:30pm. The time when we can all feel isolated, we need market will highlight downtown businesses and to pull together more than ever to stand up local artisans • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd against antisemitism and extremism. The SB Maritime Museum Gift Shop: From antique Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of nautical reproductions to books, clothes, toys, webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help gifts and home décor, the Museum Store has unite and inform the community. Sign up for something for everyone. Open Thursday through ADL’s email list to receive notifications each Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm, and the 4th floor week about the next event in the webinar series. Outdoors Visitor Center is open Saturdays and www.adl.org/webinars Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm • 113 Harbor Way, Watch archived webinars at https://tinyurl.com/yc6ynu6z Ste 190 • https://sbmm.org/museum-store of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org

Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6 COVID-19 Isolation Support Group: New Beginnings is offering a free COVID-19 Isolation Support Group on Mondays from 5:30 to 7pm via Zoom. To sign up call or text 805-419-3212. https://tinyurl.com/y235zn2r Free Online ServSafe Food Handlers Courses and Certifications: ServSafe Food Handler® California Online Course and Assessment is a

SB Museum of Art Store: Discover carefully curated selections of unique, creative, and artistic gifts. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays and Holidays. Online shopping also available • 1130 State St • www.sbmastore.net SB Museum of Natural History and Sea Center Stores: Open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm for in-person shopping (following health and safety guidelines). Online stores are open 24/7 with unique items for all ages and daily contact-free curbside pickup or shipping • Museum: 2559 Puesta del Sol • Sea Center: 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org


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January 8, 2021

President Trump Incites Protesters Before Destructive Chaos

U.S. Capital Building Stormed by Pro Trump Rioters

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ROTESTERS WAVING TRUMP FLAGS OVERRAN CAPITOL POLICE AND THEIR BARRICADES, breaking windows and doors to gain access to the House and Senate Floors. Police officers were hurt, a protester shot, and a explosive device discovered all while rioters rifled through the desks of members of congress and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The riot was aimed at interrupting the certification of electoral votes for the Presidency of Joe Biden during a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Members of congress were endangered as they evacuated. Three hours before the riot, President Trump told protesters, “We will never concede” and “I will be with you.” During the chaos, President Elect Joe Biden called for peace and asked the nation for calm — then called the actions of the rioters “seditious” and “acts of insurrection.” He also called on President Trump to quell his supporters. President Trump, later in the day, released a tape reiterating first, “They stole the election,” and then he called for peace. The National Guard was called, Homeland Security, and numerous law enforcement agencies were being deployed to the nations Capital Building,

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and DC called for a 6pm curfew. At the congressional hearing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the senate and attempted to persuade members to vote against the challenges to the electoral process, saying “the nation cannot keep drifting apart into two separate tribes” with “separate facts.... The voters, the courts, and the states all have spoken.” “Today, the United States Capitol — the world’s greatest symbol of self-government — was ransacked while the leader of the free world cowered behind his keyboard — tweeting against his vice president for fulfilling the duties of his oath to the Constitution,” said Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska, in an official statement on the day’s events. “Lies have consequences,” he continued. “This violence was the inevitable and ugly outcome of the president’s addiction to constantly stoking division.” Regardless of President Trump’s repeated claims of voter fraud, election officials as well as his own former attorney general have stated there were no problems on a scale that would change the outcome of the national election. All 50 states have certified their election results Drawn from VOICE Staff Reports as fair and accurate, by state officials from both parties.

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OR MORE THAN A CENTURY Santa Barbara City College has served as a lifeline for community members in search of new opportunities, a gateway for firstgeneration college students, and a launching pad for those who are just setting out on their academic journey. As we begin 2021, the cascading impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to touch virtually every facet of our lives. Beginning in mid-March of 2020 with California’s stay at home order, life was upended for millions across our state. Throughout our region, the sudden closure of hundreds of local businesses, schools, childcare centers, and social service agencies meant the loss of thousands of jobs, a crash-course in home-schooling for parents, and isolation for many. These challenges only serve to highlight the value of a world class community college. The current crises have brought renewed attention to several of the critical roles that SBCC plays in our community. SBCC’s School of Nursing ranks among the top in the nation and our local health systems rely on its graduates. Our Early Childhood Education Program and Orfalea Early Learning Center lead the way in providing our region with skilled childcare providers and early childhood educators. Our faculty are among the best at preparing students to successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities. And these are just a few examples. Creating and constantly reinventing one of the nation’s top community colleges has been a labor of love for generations of SBCC faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. Likewise, supporting the remarkable students who

seek a brighter future at the college has been the passion of the SBCC Foundation, our donors, staff, board, and volunteers for nearly 45 years. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization and partner to SBCC, the SBCC Foundation awards more than $5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, emergency funds, and other critical needs of the college. For more than four decades, the resources raised and managed by the SBCC Foundation have supported SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals. In 2016, the SBCC Foundation launched our most ambitious effort to date, the SBCC Promise, in an effort to make our community’s college accessible and affordable to all local students who have recently completed their secondary education within the SBCC district. The idea of a “college promise” is not new, but the SBCC Promise is revolutionary in that it is comprehensive (covers all required fees, books, and supplies), robust (covers two full years) and open access (not restricted based on past academic performance). Eligibility is determined by a student’s high school location, year of graduation and commitment to the SBCC Promise eligibility requirements (sbccpromise.org). Research on college achievement correlates a student’s chance of success in college with early enrollment, full-time student status, and access to academic counseling and support. The SBCC Promise is specifically designed with this in mind by requiring all three. It is also an exemplary model of a public/private partnership, as 100 percent of the funding for the SBCC Promise is privately raised from donors to the SBCC Foundation. Whether a student wishes to pursue a trade, earn a certificate, complete an

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AROL WAS THE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND SOPHIE HOFFMAN — people who believed in compassion, activism, creativity, family, and their Jewish religion. She grew up in San Francisco when September was the month for tourists and where going downtown required wearing gloves, but never white shoes. Throughout Carol’s life, she wrote poetry. In fourth grade she wrote a poem with the line “finding love in the bushes of sin.” After a grueling–What did you mean by that?– interrogation by her lawyer father, she surmised that words must have a lot of power. Her poems appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and broadsides. She was invited to give many poetry readings and was the recipient of the Individual Award in Poetry from the Santa Barbara Arts Fund.

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In the exciting 1960’s, she moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts where her first poetry publication was in the Harvard Hillel newspaper in 1969. Her poems were displayed in the windows of her favorite bookstores — Cambridge’s Grolier’s Bookshop and San Francisco’s City Lights.

While in Cambridge, she was involved in social science research. She helped develop a study design for Head Start, a then new federal program. At a consulting company, she worked on patterns of residential crime and on the effects of living in low-income housing upon children’s health. For five years, she assisted in organizing and implementing a large introductory course at Harvard’s interdisciplinary Department of Social Relations. After her marriage in 1972, she lived in New Haven, Connecticut where she was on a committee of Yale faculty wives to establish the first hospice in the USA. Her research work was at the Yale-New Haven Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and at the Yale School of Nursing. Carol happily moved to Santa Barbara in 1978, where she worked at Ellwood Elementary School with learning disability students and also at UCSB for 12 years in the departments of education, psychology, and chemical engineering. During her 42 years in Santa Barbara, Carol held art shows of her photography paired with her poetry at the UCSB Faculty Club, the Sojourner Café, and at First Thursday venues. She was the poetry columnist for six years at VOICE Casa Magazine and organized poetry events, workshops, and the Santa Barbara Poetry Series. For National Poetry Month, she created displays at the Santa Barbara Public Library. Working with Mayor Marty Blum in 2005, she initiated the position of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate. Carol always loved working and being with children. She was an invited judge at many poetry competitions such as Poetry Out Loud and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. From 2007 to 2019, to celebrate National Poetry Month, she solicited and selected elementary school students’ poems for display at Chaucer’s Bookstore as well as designed, printed, and distributed posters for display at elementary schools. At Congregation B’nai B’rith, where she was an enthusiastic member, she was the Children’s Librarian for 16 years. In a life of many accomplishments, Carol was above all attached to her three sons, her four grandchildren, and the love-of-her-life — her husband Ronald Abeles. “I don’t care what the size of my life is— I just care that I make it.” Submitted by Ronald P. Abeles; written by Carol Decanio Abeles

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TEAMING WITH HOT MUSIC AND EVEN HOTTER PERFORMANCES, the relatively short but poignant film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom lays bare the realities of the African American experience during the early 20th century. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the film features Viola Davis as Ma Rainey and the late Chadwick Boseman as a capricious and volatile band member with an agenda, along with Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Potts, and Taylour Paige, as Ma Rainey’s young girlfriend. Originally one of a ten-play cycle penned by black playwright August Wilson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in Chicago in the summer of 1927 during a hot afternoon’s recording session. Themes of artistic control, commercial exploitation, systematic racism, and violence are explored as the characters expose their inner landscapes and intra-racial conflicts all while dealing with a white power structure that is only too happy to strip them of their work. As Ma Rainey, a body suited Davis wearing an over the top floral lame’ dress, a massive amount of makeup, and a set of gold teeth dominates the screen. She’s a tour de force as was the actual ‘Mother of the Blues’ during her lifetime, the character upon which August Wilson’s play was based. Davis brings to life many of the qualities for which Ma herself was known. Difficult as she is talented, Ma is a weathered, opinionated woman who apologizes to no one, for anything … ever! Hard, bitten, she knows her strength and how to get what she wants, and she enjoys intimidating her white manager and producer for both profit and sport. The battle scars she carries are apparent as years of exploitation inform her interactions and expectations. The shadow side of Ma Rainey’s overreaching bravado is skillfully articulated by the members of her band who serve, as did the Greek chorus of the ancients, to reveal the dark underbelly of ongoing racial inequities to which all of the film’s characters fall prey. Waiting for Ma’s always late - often temperamental - arrival, Chadwick Boseman (center) in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom the four musicians have been relegated to a rehearsal space in a windowless cellar with a locked exterior door, the perfect visual metaphor for their situation personally professionally, and socially. Within this space, the story unfolds. The de facto leader of the band is guitarist Cutler (Domingo), who tries to focus the musicians on the task at hand, along with piano player Toledo (Turman) the eldest and most seasoned, and bass player appropriately named Slow Drag (Potts), all willing to wait patiently for Ma’s instructions. Boseman’s Levee, a trumpet player with dreams of his own, has no interest in falling in line with his bandmates, or with Ma’s intimidating ways. He prefers to cynically pander to the white producer in hopes of selling his songs and having a band of his own. The stories the musicians share while waiting, the conflicts they have with one another, and their experience as black men in a white society form the interwoven threads of the plot. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the second of August Wilson’s works to make the crossover from stage to film, however, in spirit, it still remains a play. Denzel Washington gained the rights to Wilson’s ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle bringing the 2017 Fences to the big screen with Viola Davis (winning the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress) and himself in the starring roles. In this screen adaptation, Davis’ energy and true to life characterization of Ma Rainey lie at the heart of the narrative, and are the point around which it revolves. But Boseman’s Levee, in his last, and possibly most powerful, performance before his death from cancer at 43, becomes its soul. As the errant trumpet player, hotheaded, ambitious, single-minded, yet vulnerable, Levee embodies the hopes and dreams of Everyman as life and his own foibles eventually disempower him. This film may chronicle the deeply personal early struggles of the black artist in 1927, but the themes of bigotry, hypocrisy, and stifled opportunities have never felt more current and alive than in our world today. Photo by NetFlix/Lee

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Welcoming in 2021...

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Found! Found in the dirt next to trash, empty alcohol bottles, and used toilet paper, THIS LARGE AMERICAN FLAG has been rescued by Santa Barbara businessman Alan Bleecker. Now he wants to find out who owns it or he will go forward with a plan to fly it proudly. https://keyt.com/lifestyle/ whats-right/2021/01/05/largeamerican-flag-recoveredfrom-roadside-camp-owner-so ught/?fbclid=IwAR1GMLbvzY SnQJn8MmNFA5t0BsSkUj1G_ ygVSUUmLQKHKRbRZ1TqTZnEF1I

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ACTIVE SEARCH FOR DOUBLE-HOMICIDE SUSPECT in Santa Barbara. Neighbors provided information and video to detectives. Candles were out on Liberty St. where the shootings took place. https://keyt.com/news/crime/2021/01/03/2-killed-2-hospitalized-insanta-barbara-eastside-shooting/?fbclid=IwAR3YeHpS6EdIFVgWXGy8 EJLpupuqJtUTlfvZHyIG_biIiiwEsm9ktN3fs0Q

SUSPECTED DUI driver hits Santa Barbara police units. Jan 4th at 9:10pm, SBPD at Arrellaga St & Castillo St. on a call of SHOTS FIRED. They found shooting evidence. No injuries.Then a DUI driver’s vehicle HIT one patrol SUV and broadsided another PD unit. Driver injured and arrested.

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HE BIG HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS NOW PAST and we are back to the everyday routine… that is, whatever the everyday routine with the confines of yet another version of the ‘new normal.’ The weather over the weekend was beautiful, clear, and cold. The sea shimmered in the sunlight with an occasional sailboat dotting the blue, all framed by a crystal clear view of the Channel Islands in the distance. The pedestrians on the harbor walkway didn’t seem to mind that the waterfront’s restaurants were closed and seemed perfectly happy noshing on delicious sushi from the walk-by counter or standing in line at the harbor fish market for their fresh fish delights. Since tables were unavailable, the closest seating was along the walkway wall, baby strollers, puppy dogs, and all. It seemed obvious that the holiday spirit was hardly dampened as the crowds enjoying a sunny oceanfront day seemed to indicate. As further testament to the beautiful weather, the surfers west of Leadbetter Beach were out in numbers. From my perch at Shoreline Park, I got a terrific view of the current high tide dotted with happy surfers on their boards. Surfing is something with which I’ve always been fascinated, clearly it’s a cultural phenomenon in Southern California and here in Santa Barbara. Inherited from the Polynesian surf riders by way of Hawaii, the sport eventually migrated to our coastlines where it exploded after WWII. In the 1950’s it entered the Gidget/ Moondoggie phase, then the counter culture of the 1960’s, and is now an integral part of our own culture and a globally recognized sport. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum has a wonderful surfing exhibit located on the second floor complete with a variety of surfboards (temporarily behind Jeff and Andra Escola with Garry and Suesan Pawlitski closed doors, I’m sorry to say).

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The Museum’s website, however, contains an interesting lecture by Peter Westwick, historian and surfer, titled The World in the Curl – History of Surfing. Westwick contends that it’s not only the sunny weather and Southern California’s beautiful beaches that created the surfing phenomenon, but also the aerospace industry located in SoCal. Aerospace engineer/surfers – often Cal Tech grads – applied their workplace technology and materials to the modern lighter and faster boards, helping to elevate surfing to the world class sporting event it is today. How’s that for interesting information? Do check out Peter Westwick’s lecture for yourself: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-lectures/?_gallery=gg-2-80 Despite the State imposed COVID-19 restrictions, some things do go on. The yearly passing of the helm at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club actually did take place, although in a greatly reduced format. Usually part of a New Year’s Eve party, this year’s ‘ceremony’ was limited to the incoming and outgoing commodores, their families, and a few Yacht Club staff members. Outgoing (Junior Staff) Commodore Garry Pawlitski suffered the traditional humiliation of seeing his portrait formerly at the top of the stairs relegated to the trash barrel after which incoming Commodore Andra Escola replaced her own image in the empty spot. To top that off, Pawlitski’s car was manually pushed out of the Commodore’s official parking spot nearest to the clubhouse as newly minted Commodore Escola, sitting in the warmth of her car with a big smile on her face, gleefully rolled into the revered spot reserved exclusively for the Commodore. Never let it be said that here in Santa Barbara traditions are ignored ~ rain, floods, or coronavirus, they do go on. It was topped – of course – by a few glasses of the bubbly amid mutual congratulations. Thank you Junior Staff Commodore Pawlitski for a great job during a difficult year, and to incoming Commodore Escola: Congratulations and … you Go, Girl!

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she discusses tell us that’s not the case. “My book is fundamentally about how these philosophical giants who followed in Plato’s footsteps were experimenting with literary genres and incorporating myths into their political and philosophical writings,” Keum explained. “And their achievements should also invite philosophers to be open to different styles of philosophical presentation, especially from the margins of their discipline, and to be attuned to the diverse insights we have yet to gain from unconventional forms of knowledge.” Keum notes that while Plato’s myths, including those about the afterlife, often featured supernatural events that provided philosophical insights, some of our modern myths in political thought have been used in destructive ways. Tae-Yeoun Keum One commonly cited example is found in Nazi propaganda, which held there was a chosen Aryan race destined for greatness, and the narrative that the Third Reich was destined to be a kingdom that would last a thousand years. “Part of what I’m trying to do in the book is to point out that there are other, more neutral or sometimes more constructive, possibilities for myth in political thinking,” Keum said. “These are possibilities that are explored in the philosophical myths written by Plato and the authors who followed in his footsteps. These authors used their myths to access, talk about and even reshape parts of our worldviews that are deeply ingrained in our thought, and difficult to capture in more conventionally rational discourse.” In researching the book, Keum said she was struck by how fraught the concept of myth has been in theoretical scholarship — one that appears to have taken on an outsized significance for what it actually is. We tend to think of myths as a genre of traditional tales about supernatural figures or events. But from the Enlightenment on, she said, the genre came to double as a philosophical concept, often as a catch-all category for stray falsehoods and superstitions, irrationality in general, or the shared cultural assumptions undergirding society at large. “I felt that there’s a gap between this broader conception of myth that covers this expansive range of things,” she said, “and the narrower definition of myth as a specific literary genre of traditional tales. Because I was writing about how a tradition of thinkers have used the literary genre of myth for greater philosophical purposes, my book has allowed me to explore some of the larger stakes surrounding the concept of myth while remaining anchored in something concrete.” Photocourtesyof UC Santa Barbara

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AE-YEOUN KEUM WAS MESMERIZED BY PLATO AS A FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE. She most loved the myths, “these vivid, fantastical stories that Plato invented and integrated into his philosophical dialogues.” Later, reading a treatise by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a 17th-century German philosopher, she came across a myth obviously inspired by Plato. This got her to thinking: Who else was doing this? And why would a modern political philosopher even want to do that? That curiosity led to Plato and the Mythic Tradition of Political Thought (Harvard University Press, 2020), her examination of a tradition of political thinkers who sought to understand the place of myth in politics, and who in particular turned to Plato for guidance in their efforts. Today a UC Santa Barbara assistant professor of political science, Keum notes that myths are often seen as the opposite of reason, irrelevant or undesirable in a political philosophy committed to rational progress. And Plato, she said, is celebrated as someone who invented philosophy by making critical thinking and discourse, over myth, central to this enterprise. “I want my book to convince readers that this is an incomplete portrait of both Plato and his influence in the history of political philosophy,” she said. “We cannot understand Plato’s legacy without recognizing that both Plato and some of his most celebrated successors were participants in a coherent tradition of writing and thinking about myth.” Keum also hopes the book will help readers rethink some of our default assumptions about what philosophy is and what it should look like. We tend to think of philosophy as a rarefied discipline built on formulating and refuting arguments, she said, but the people

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“On a national level, many of us have been seduced by ‘shiny new objects’ – what I call ‘leadership bling,’” says Nancy Koehn, a historian at Harvard Business School and the author of the 2017 book, Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times. “Too often, we’re dazzled by personal ambition, reasoning that a person who was born hard-charging and who followed his or her self-interest all the way to enormous wealth, celebrity, or authority has to have accumulated great wisdom.” The Trump administration’s one legislative accomplishment was the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act that resulted in the first $1 trillion annual budget deficit in our history, while Republicans failed in more than 80 attempts to repeal Obamacare. Our federal government has become out of touch with younger generations in particular that are almost unanimous in wanting better schools, universal health care, a higher minimum wage, and other benefits now enjoyed by all other developed countries. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in January of this year found that about a quarter of registered voters ages 18 to 23 (22 percent) approved of how Donald Trump is handling his job as president, while about three-quarters disapproved (77 percent). Millennial voters were only slightly more likely to approve of Trump (32 percent) while 42 percent of Gen X voters, 48 percent of Baby Boomers, and 57 percent of those in the Silent Generation approved of the job he is doing as president. The Times also points out that the average age of Congress has also trended upward for decades. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, is 80; Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is 78.

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RESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN IS 78 YEARS OLD, the oldest President in our history when he is sworn in. He continues to uphold the recent age levels of POTUS set by Donald Trump (74), Presidents Eisenhower, Reagan, and GHW Bush that were all over 70 by the time they left office. The NY Times’ Ian Philbrick reports that we have the oldest leaders in the western developed countries at a time when the age of elected leaders in other developed countries is falling, writing, “Since 1950, the average age of heads of government in the three dozen member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has steadily declined, from above 60 years old to around 54 today. The average O.E.C.D. national leader is now two decades younger than Mr. Trump — and almost a quarter century younger than Mr. Biden.” Why does that matter? I believe it is a major reason for the slow slide into populism and the dysfunctional democracy we currently endure without the increased social and economic benefits enjoyed by citizens of other western developed countries with younger and more forward-looking leaders. The slide into a federal government led by President Donald Trump that is barely able to function has resulted in our inability to manage the new coronavirus pandemic that is infecting and killing a record number of Americans. We crave the appearance of strong leadership, even if he or she eschews the main requirement of leadership, namely the necessity to keep our 50 different states plus territories, each with its own system of governance, safe and united in common purpose.

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The Supreme Court’s nine justices average above 67. Mr. Trump’s cabinet averages over 60, among the oldest in the O.E.C.D. Even younger Republicans follow Democrats in wanting more benefits in the PEW survey. Gen Z Republicans, for instance, are much more likely than older generations of Republicans to desire an increased government role in solving problems, says PEW. “About half (52 percent) of Republican Gen Zers say government should do more, compared with 38 percent of Millennials, 29 percent of Gen Xers and even smaller shares among older generations. And the youngest Republicans are less likely than their older counterparts to attribute the earth’s warming temperatures to natural patterns, as opposed to human activity (18 percent of Gen Z Republicans say this, compared with three-in-ten or more among older generations of Republicans).” Looked at in economic terms, our slide into extreme conservatism instituted by Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party with their credo of lower taxes and an unregulated, free market capitalist ideology, is the reason we have a federal government out of touch with most Americans. Whereas our European cousins enjoy universal health care, higher minimum wages, and shorter work weeks for the same pay; all brought about by keeping their governments young and able to adapt to even a COVID-19 pandemic. So where are the leaders that will bring in programs and policies that will govern for future generations, rather than cater to the populace of the past? Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES 10 WEST GALLERY: Holiday Show ~ Jan 17 • 10 W Anapamu • Fri-Sun 11-5 • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711 ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • www.afsb.org

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O MANY, silk and steel may seem like material adversaries rather than artistic counterparts. Yet Santa Ynez artist Belinda Hart, along with design partners Bozenna and Lukas Bogucki of Bo’s Art Studio, have proven the materials’ true aesthetic relationship through their exhibition Pas de Deux.”Featured at ZFolio Gallery in Solvang, this exhibition has recently been extended until February 28th. “In classical ballet the term Pas de Deux refers to a dance for two,” said Hart, crediting ZFolio Gallery owner Zdena Jiroutova and her husband for the title. “Although the name is not one of my own creation, I don’t think any other title could have been more appropriate. The contrast of the two art forms in a singular space invites the eye to dance, alternately, between the pieces on the wall and the pieces on the pedestals.” Consisting of 30 pieces created by Hart and roughly the same number created by Bozenna and Lukas Bogucki, Pas de Deux offers visitors a graceful, ornate escape from everyday life. The idea for the Stainless steel mesh handbag by exhibition emerged after Jiroutova and Gila Ludwig Trees, ZFolio gallery manager, visited Hart’s studio Bozenna and Lukasz Bogucki after having recently discovered Bo’s Art Studio. Showcasing their talent with stainless steel mesh, the Boguckis’ items debut their “Opera Collection” of sculptural handbags. Each handbag is unique, with many featuring decorations of 23 karat gold leaf, copper, and brass. Through combining the concept of such a widely used and familiar item with high craftsmanship, visitors come to view the handbags as something simultaneously utilitarian and exquisite. Hart’s pieces, which are inspired by natural settings such as water, earth, and sky, are beautiful paintings on silk. Through layering and reverse painting techniques, each of her works are able to capture a texture. Once that element is complete, she mounts the painting onto a canvas, where she adds further design and detail. In the context of the exhibit, the gold metallic highlights in her designs play with the metal handbags displayed about them. Having also painted textile wall hangings and worked with surface design, Hart was introduced to painting on silk at an artist retreat. She shared that the style showcased in this exhibit was created out of a sense of peace. “The first pieces were inspired by the Montecito fires and mudslides,” said Hart. “And although I am happy with those, I felt that I wanted to create pieces that had quite the opposite impact visually. When we all were becoming aware that the pandemic was upon us, I retreated into a place of calmness and serenity. That is really what this exhibit, at least my part of it, is all about. It is very contemplative.” The owner of her own studio, Windows on Woodstock in the Santa Ynez Valley, Hart is a member of multiple artist groups, including Fibervision, Quilts on the Wall, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and The Surface Design Association. Having originally had a career in the field of investment, Hart views her art as a lifechanging passion. “I traveled most of the year, and slept with a Blackberry — remember those? — by the bedside,” said Hart. “Even when home I kept New York Stock Exchange hours... Now, juxtapose that with being in a studio, listening to beautiful music and expressing oneself with paint and canvas, which are, in my case, acrylics and silk. It’s a beautiful life.” Twilight by Belinda Hart


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