VOICE Magazine: January 22, 2021

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Inauguration Commemorates National Democratic Tradition

Joe Biden Becomes 46th President of the United States


By Mark M. Whitehurst / VOICE

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CCEPTING THE TORCH OF DEMOCRACY, following the ritual oath of office, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. became the 46th President of the United States, on January 20th, 2021 on the east portico of the National Capital building. Presiding over the inaugural ceremonies was Senator Amy Klobuchar, from Minnesota. Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts administered the oath of office to Biden as he became President. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the oath of office to Vice-President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of color to hold the second highest office in the country. “The American story depends on all of us who seek a more perfect union,” stated President Biden in his inaugural address. “The dream of justice for all will not wait any longer.” President Biden was surrounded by family, leaders of all the three branches of government, and Lady Gaga performing Star Spangled Banner past presidents Bill Clinton, George Congressional Committee on W. Bush, and Inaugural Ceremonies Chairman Barak Obama, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; the representing national anthem sung by Lady First National Youth Poet Laureate generations of Gaga; the pledge of allegiance led Amanda Gorman commitment to by Georgia firefighter Andrea Hall; truth, justice, and America the Beautiful medley sung by Jennifer Lopez; a poetry reading by the democracy. Former First National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman; Amazing Grace sung by President Jimmy Garth Brooks; and a benediction by Rev. Silvester Beaman. Carter sent his President Biden asked the audience, as his first action as president, to take a congratulations, moment for silent prayer for the lives of those lost in the pandemic. but didn’t attend The previous evening a service of remembrance was held on the National Vice President Kamala Harris takes the because of his Mall with 400 lights representing 400,000 lives lost. oath of office health. Former Shortly after the oath of office was administered to Joe Biden, a letter of President Donald Trump declined to attend. congratulations was issued by Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church. “I pray that your “We shall write an American story of decisions will be guided by authentic justice and freedom,” were part of the comments sent in the hope, not fear; of unity, not division; of letter to Biden. light, not darkness; a story of decency and Following is an excerpt from the poem by Amanda Gorman, dignity, love and healing, greatness and When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid. goodness,” continued Biden. The new dawn blooms as we free it. The ceremonies began with an For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. invocation by the Rev. Leo O’Donovan; If only we’re brave enough to be it. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. takes the oath of office followed by a brief speech by the Joint



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Keep the Beat Instrument Drive set for February! Hosted by Santa Barbara Education Foundation and 99.9 KTYD


By Melissa Davenport, SBEF, Special to VOICE

EEPING THE BEAT FOR SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation has been raising funds to pay for music instruction and collecting instruments for local school music programs since 2003. Last year, the Keep the Beat Radiothon raised $16,000 in vital funding and brought in over 60 instruments during a two day in-person and on-air event on 99.9 KTYD. With the current COVID restrictions, SBEF and KTYD have had to go back to the drawing board to ensure that the music keeps playing. Although music students are continuing their musical learning from a distance this school year, the needs have never been greater. This year, SB Unified music teachers have had to adapt more than just their lesson plans to teach students to learn music from home. "Funds from Keep the Beat allowed us to purchase the necessary supplies to provide each elementary student with a take-home music kit for remote learning. Students have been excited to explore music via Zoom with their egg shakers, rhythm sticks, recorders, and drum sticks," McKinley Elementary Music Teacher Karen Dutton reported, sharing, “Keep the Beat has been an incredible resource for music educators in the SB Unified School District.” With so much depending on the annual event, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation will again join

99.9 KTYD Morning Mojo's Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso for the entire month of February for the Keep the Beat Instrument Drive. The on-air event will serve as an awareness raiser and celebration for SB Unified's young aspiring musicians. During the monthlong radio event, SB Unified music teachers and local professional musicians will take to the airwaves to rally the community's support of music education in local public schools. SBEF will also continue to collect instruments for Santa Barbara Unified School District music education programs by hosting a contactless instrument donation site every Friday in February from 8am to 2pm at their offices at 1330 State Street. “We hope that the community can come together to show some love to our students with the gift of music. Having an outlet, like music, can be such a huge benefit for a child, especially during this trying time we find ourselves in,” stated SBEF Executive Director Margie Yahyavi. SBEF has secured funding for thousands of instruments for SB Unified music programs and has placed highquality pianos in most schools, including the Steinway grand piano at the Dos Pueblos High School Elings Performing Arts Center. By providing campaign leadership for voter initiatives, SBEF helped bring millions in funding to the district for classroom enrichment,

including art and music. Every elementary school student in SB Unified learns to play an instrument as part of their school day curriculum, a rarity for California school districts. And we all know how music education brings additional benefits to an education. The skills gained through music instruction include analyzing, problem-solving, communicating, and working cooperatively—all skills vital for success in the 21st century. Other SBEF programs promoting the performing arts include The Leni Fund, which assures that all students can attend a professional performance in the theater; Pianos on State; summer music programs; the district's trombone teacher Miss Maddy; and BRAVO!, the after school program for all elementary school students.

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SB City Council Begins Interviewing Candidates for Police Oversight Commission Commission Will Guide Formation of SBPD Civilian Review System


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

HE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA HAS TAKEN ANOTHER STEP in the process of increasing local police oversight. On January 12th, the Santa Barbara City Council conducted its first round of interviews for Community Formation Commission members. Eventually, the 13 individuals selected will be responsible for guiding the formation of a civilian review system for the Santa Barbara Police Department. Mayor Cathy Murillo spoke to the background and importance of the CFC prior to the interviewing process, which was the Council agenda’s first item. “We wanted to prioritize the folks who have applied to be on our Community Formation Commission, which is part of our efforts to create civilian oversight on our police department related to misconduct and police brutality,” explained Murillo. “This group will help us with that function...It came out of demands from Healing Justice and other social justice advocates who wanted us to be sure that our police department was community focused.” Over 70 people have applied for the CFC. From this group, the City Council will choose 13 regular commission members and two alternates. The commission will meet on at least a monthly basis over the next year, and research other cities’ civilian review and accountability practices, current SBPD protocol, and what would best meet our community’s needs. Council interviewed 25 people during this first round. The group of interviewees was diverse, with individuals of different backgrounds, races and ethnicities, genders, and ages included. A range of careers was also represented, including people with experience working with city and county government, local nonprofits, community outreach and service groups, social work, individuals affected by the incarceration system,

those struggling with mental health, and more. There were also a number of attorneys and people who have worked closely with police departments, including some former police officers. Several councilmembers asked the same questions of each candidate, such as Councilmember Meagan Harmon asking about their approach to teamwork. Councilmember Eric Friedman consistently asked interviewees to explain their understanding of the purpose of the CFC. The aggregate response to this question was that the CFC should work to create lasting change and accountability, be collaborative, build trust, and hear a diverse range of views. Additionally, interviewees were asked about their experiences with law enforcement, resulting in a collection of both positive and negative stories being shared. Some mentioned their working with police officers in a professional and collaborative capacity, and two candidates spoke to their experiences being arrested. Both acknowledged that their being white may have influenced these interactions. However, other individuals mentioned experiences such as being stopped or seeing others stopped by police due to discrimination, and witnessing encounters with officers who were ill-prepared to interact with mental health crises. Councilmember Kristen Sneddon further encouraged individuals to speak to specific perspectives they would like to see represented on the commission. Interviewees largely cited the importance of hearing from a demographically diverse group of people, as well as those familiar with our community, police departments, and mental health. The next round of interviews is scheduled to take place online on Tuesday, January 26th. To stay updated and attend online Santa Barbara City Council meetings, visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/cityhall/council/ meetings/videos/default.asp. For more information on the CFC, go to www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/brdcomm/ac/cfc/default.asp.

New California Laws on Policing Now In Effect


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

S CONVERSATIONS SURROUNDING POLICE PRACTICES AND OVERSIGHT continue nationwide, California witnessed three new laws on policing go into effect with the start of 2021. The first law, listed as Bill AB-1196, bans all California police officers from using either carotid or chokehold restraints. Both restraints involve an officer applying pressure to a person’s neck, with a carotid restraint limiting blood flow, and chokeholds limiting air flow by way of the windpipe or trachea. As of June 6th, 2020, the Santa Barbara Police Department prohibited its officers from using carotid restraints. The second law, listed as Bill AB-1506, will require the California State Attorney General to investigate whenever an officer shoots and kills an unarmed civilian. Additionally, as of July 1st, 2023, the Attorney General will have a Police Practices Division in order to “review, upon the request of a local law enforcement agency, the use of deadly force policies of that law enforcement agency and make recommendations, as specified.” The third law, listed as AB-1185, gives counties in California the authority to establish a sheriff oversight board or an inspector general office. These positions would assist the County’s Board of Supervisors. The law also gives the oversight board’s chair or the inspector general the power to issue subpoenas if required in the course of an investigation. For more information on new California laws, visit https://tinyurl.com/hkumnzr.

Community News United Way Makes Additional COVID-19 Rental Assistance Funds Available As we approach the eleventh month of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Santa Barbara County remains determined to offer rental assistance to individuals and families in need. In partnership with Santa Barbara County, UWSBC has rental assistance grants available for those living in Solvang, Carpinteria, Guadalupe, Buellton, and the unincorporated areas of the County. “With the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic, many local residents are unable to pay rent and meet other basic needs,” said Steve Ortiz, President and CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County. “The prospect of losing one’s home is a sad reality for many local families and individuals and the County of Santa Barbara and United Way are doing all that we can to keep that from happening.” A total of $890,000 is available through the rental assistance grants. The maximum allotted to a family will be $5,000 a month over the course of three months, with payments going directly to their landlords. In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, a family or individual must have lost income as a result of the pandemic, and have a current income below a certain threshold. To apply, learn more about eligibility requirements, or more information on UWSBC’s other COVID-19 grants, visit www.unitedwaysb.org.

Santa Barbara Zoo’s Monty the Penguin Stars in Monty’s Marvelous Adventures

SB Public Library To Host 5th Annual Local Author Days



The book is currently available for pre-order via the Santa Barbara Zoo’s online gift store. The first 100 books bought will come with a Monty autograph. All book proceeds will support the Santa Barbara Zoo thanks to a sponsorship with Montecito Bank & Trust. to purchase or learn more visit www.sbzoovenirs.org/products/montys-marvelous-adventures.

Registration is currently open, however spaces are limited. To learn more or sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/y5mtmhra or https://tinyurl.com/y3lu6wau.

OUR FAVORITE LOCAL PENGUIN will soon be waddling his way onto bookshelves near you! Having been a star of the Santa Barbara Zoo’s social media throughout the pandemic, Monty the Humboldt penguin is the subject of a new picture book, Monty’s Marvelous Adventures. Written by the Zoo Marketing Coordinator Dori Edwards and illustrated by Ryan Carr, this book was inspired by the heartwarming effect the videos of Monty exploring the zoo and fellow animal residents had on viewers. “As people were quarantined in their homes and disconnected from one another, Monty connected everyone through their shared love of his love for the world around him,” reads the Zoo’s announcement. Monty’s Marvelous Adventures describes Monty’s encounters with other animals and different habitats as he wanders across the Santa Barbara Zoo. Through his journey, Monty ultimately learns the importance of appreciating differences and accepting others, including yourself.

RE YOU A LOCAL WRITER looking to improve your craft? or interested in learning more about publishing? The Santa Barbara Public Library will host two free workshops on each of these topics during its 2021 Local Author Days: First Impressions Matter on January 30th and February 6th. “We’re fortunate to have a vibrant writing community in Santa Barbara full of talented professionals, and they have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share,” said Library Director Jessica Cadiente. “With this event, the Library seeks to provide a way for writers to connect with each other, enhance their skills, and also celebrate their work.” The first workshop, “Writing the Compelling Opening,” will be hosted by Jervey Tervalon, a UCSB College of Creative Studies professor, and will focus on crafting strong opening sentences and paragraphs in narrative writing. The second workshop, “Writing the Query and Landing the Agent,” will be taught by local authors Ellen O’Connell Whittet and Aaron Shulman. Their workshop will offer insight into the process of publishing personal writing, from approaching literary agents to writing a solid query letter.


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Community News New Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at NAPF CHRISTIAN CIOBANU has joined the team at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation as its new Policy and Advocacy Coordinator. A Santa Barbara-based nonprofit dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons, Ciobanu has led the work of NAPF’s New York division and worked in the nuclear abolition and disarmament field since 2010. He is currently working with the “Reverse the Trend: Save Our People, Save Our Planet” initiative, which works to amplify young people’s voices, especially if they are from communities impacted by nuclear weapons and climate Christian Ciobanu change. Ciobanu holds his master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Developmental Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as his master’s degree in nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. www.wagingpeace.org

SB Museum of Natural History’s “Quasars to Sea Stars” Receives Endowment Gift


HE NEW YEAR HAS BROUGHT GOOD NEWS for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. In an act of community support, the Hollis Norris Fund, with Lyn and David Anderson, has donated $500,000 to establish an operating endowment for the Museum’s Quasars to Sea Stars Program. “Our hope is that other long-time supporters of the Museum might consider adding to this endowment either through gifts or estate plans,” reads the donors’ statement. “We believe that this is the most important and consequential educational experience that the Museum can provide to the community and our youth. We hope this provides the first glimmer of light for 2021. Best wishes.” Truly a special opportunity for local teenagers, Quasars to Sea Stars is a three-year work-study-volunteer program for high schoolers. Participants in this program are offered the chance to take Museum classes, learn from scientists, and volunteer in our community, including Museum and Sea Center events. Students must volunteer at least 20 hours a month during the school year, with this increased to 25 hours each week in the summer months. When a student finishes 60 hours of volunteering time, they get paid as a Museum employee for certain work shifts. Additional opportunities include taking spring and summer camping trips, as well as field trips where students are able to hike, kayak, snorkel, and more. Participants are also able to learn more about various careers related to nature, science, and museums from curators and other Museum professionals. “With the confidence, resources, and experiences the program provides, all Quasar graduates during my tenure have gone on to college to pursue STEAMrelated careers,” said Museum Teen Programs Manager Jenna Rolle. “Mentoring these phenomenal, diverse groups of teens as they grow as individuals and young scientists is life-changing for the teens, their families, and all who are touched by Teen Programs.” This year’s application period for the Quasars to Sea Stars Program is open. Applicants must currently be in the eighth or ninth grade, and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. https://tinyurl.com/y5s7gb4t

Liz Smith Named PSHH’s Director of Compliance

Liz Smith

LIZ SMITH has moved into the position of Director of Compliance at People’s Self-Help Housing. Having served with PSHH since 2006, Smith is currently a department manager, overseeing three Compliance Specialists and a Marketing and Occupancy Coordinator. She and her department are responsible for systems and internal control audits of policies and procedures. Additionally, she completes internal file audits, notification and enforcement of policies and procedures, gives compliance training to

property staff, and more. In her new role as Director of Compliance, she will make sure the agency follows all compliance requirements for each PSHH development. www.pshhc.org

Shannon Dalton Joins Quinn Fiduciary Services SHANNON DALTON has joined the team at estate management firm Quinn Fiduciary Services. Having become interested in fiduciary work after being a trustee and conservator for her grandfather, who passed away in 2017, Dalton became a licensed professional fiduciary last year. Her past experiences include working as a licensed health and life insurance agent for Aflac, as well as starting her own insurance company. She has also served in the fields of nonprofit healthcare and education fundraising and development. Dalton holds her B.S. in communication disorders and Shannon Dalton B.A. in French from Pennsylvania State University, and a M.B.A from George Washington University. She has also earned her certificate in fiduciary management from the University of California, Riverside. www.quinnfiduciaryservices.com

PSHH Celebrates Juliet Mendoza as its Longest Serving Employee

Juliet Mendoza

JULIET MENDOZA was recently recognized as the longest serving employee at People’s Self-Help Housing. She first joined the PSHH team as a secretary in 1991 and has been promoted to the positions of accountant clerk, accountant technician, and ultimately to her current position as an accountant. In this role, she works to make sure that PSHH has the financial resources it needs to continue its various programs and services, as well as grow. “Juliet holds a wealth of institutional knowledge and best practices for our Accounting & Finance department,” said Griffin Moore, PSHH’s Chief Financial Officer. “We are so grateful for her continued dedication and

leadership over the years.”


Downtown Santa Barbara Elects 2021 Officers and Board Members


T’S TIME TO WELCOME NEW FACES among Downtown Santa Barbara’s elected officers and board members! Dedicated to upholding the economic, cultural, and environmental wellbeing of one of Santa Barbara’s most beloved areas, the organization’s 2021 leaders will continue this mission. ROBIN GOSE was elected to be the 2021 President. Currently acting as the President and CEO of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, Gose has been a DSB board member since 2017. She also acted as Secretary from 2019 to 2020. Robin Gose “I am honored to serve as board president for Downtown Santa Barbara,” Gose said. “Our downtown has certainly faced challenges, and there will likely be more to come, but we have some successes to build upon as well. I am excited to continue supporting our community along with the talented and dedicated team of DSB staff and board members.” Other officers include: Anne Petersen from The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Vice President; Matt Olfus of Compass First, Treasurer; and Katie Grassini from Grassini Family Vineyards, Secretary. Seven new board members have also been added: Sam Edelman of Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market, Nancy Burgner of Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar, Derek Swafford of Montecito Bank & Trust, Heike Schirmer of Amazon, Richard Yates of Opal Restaurant & Bar, Mary Lynn HarmsRomo of Paseo Nuevo, and Brendan Searls of Mizza & 1114 Craft House. “We have so much to do this year to help our downtown business community recover from the pandemic. I am thankful we have so many seasoned business professionals from diverse fields that are willing to dig in and tackle important community issues as volunteer board members,” said Executive www.downtownsb.org Director, Robin Elander.

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Women’s March Santa Maria Valley and Santa Barbara to Co-Host Virtual Event


HILE THE ONGOING PANDEMIC IS PREVENTING A TRADITIONAL MARCH, Women’s March Santa Maria Valley and Women’s March Santa Barbara remain determined to recognize local women’s leadership. On Saturday, January 23rd at 3pm, these organizations will team up to host a live-streamed event on Facebook celebrating women’s response to the events of 2020. “The past year has been difficult for everyone in Santa Barbara County, no matter our background, Former Santa Barbara faith, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaid Rolle sexuality, age, or immigrant status,” said event co-host Lata Murti. “Through it all, women have led the way in helping us heal and adapt.” The virtual event will feature a number of local speakers, including former Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, former California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, and Santa Maria Councilmember Gloria Soto. In addition, representatives from groups in our county will share ways to Santa Maria address current issues and take action. Councilmember Spanish and Mixteco language interpretation will be Gloria Soto available, as well as American Sign Language. For info, email WomensMarchSMV@gmail.com Facebook.com/WomensMarchSMV Facebook.com/WomensMarchSantaBarbara


La Marcha de Mujeres del Valle de Santa María y Santa Bárbara organizarán un evento virtual

IENTRAS LA PANDEMIA EN CURSO IMPIDE UNA MARCHA TRADICIONAL, La Marcha de las Mujeres del Valle de Santa María y la Marcha de las Mujeres de Santa Bárbara siguen decididas a reconocer el liderazgo de las mujeres locales. El sábado, 23 de enero a las 3pm, estas organizaciones se unirán para organizar un evento transmitido en vivo en Facebook celebrando la respuesta de las mujeres a los eventos de 2020. “El año pasado ha sido difícil para todos en el condado de Santa Bárbara, sin importar nuestros antecedentes, fe, género, raza, etnicidad, capacidad, sexualidad, edad o estatus migratoria,” Former California dijo Lata Murti, co-presentadora del evento. “A pesar de todo, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson las mujeres han liderado el camino para ayudarnos a sanar y adaptarnos.” El evento virtual contará con varios oradores locales, entre ellos la ex poeta laureada de Santa Bárbara, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, la ex senadora estatal de California HannahBeth Jackson y la concejal de Santa María Gloria Soto. Además, representantes de grupos de nuestro condado compartirán formas de como abordar los problemas actuales y como tomar medidas. Interpretación en español y del idioma mixteco estará disponible, así como el lenguaje de signos americano. Para información, manda un correo electrónico a WomensMarchSMV@gmail.com Facebook.com/WomensMarchSMV Facebook.com/WomensMarchSantaBarbara

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Stearns Wharf Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Improvement Project Begins


N AN EFFORT TO PROMOTE SAFETY FOR BOTH CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS along the Santa Barbara Waterfront Beachway, the City of Santa Barbara has begun the Stearns Wharf Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Improvement Project. A Vision Zero Project, its affected area will be from the Beachway at Skater’s Point off Cabrillo Boulevard west along the Beachway to the entrance of Stearns Wharf. It is projected to be completed in early February. “The goal of the Project is to keep pedestrians and cyclists separated and to reduce conflict points by encouraging pedestrian use of the Cabrillo sidewalk and cyclist use of the Beachway,” reads a statement from the City of Santa Barbara. The sidewalks and Beachway around the Stearns Wharf restroom will be reconstructed, and the Beachway will be reoriented toward the ocean by six feet. Additionally, a pedestrian-only crosswalk will be included northwest of the existing shared crosswalk. Green bicycle stenciling will be painted on the Beachway. Pervious sidewalk will also be added at an angle connecting the Stearns Wharf sidewalk to Cabrillo Boulevard’s sidewalk, while the pervious concrete will have a path connecting to the area’s restroom. Beyond these changes, there will be new bicycle racks, new signage, and landscaping improvements, such as replacing two concrete connections between the skate park’s sidewalk and the Beachway with turf. Instead, a wrought iron rail will separate the sidewalk and Beachway. To view the project drawings, go to: https://tinyurl.com/yxuvxvv9

New Leadership on the Mental Wellness Center Board of Directors

Julie Kessler Solomon

ERIC JACKSON has been made a new member on the Mental Wellness Center’s Board of Directors. Familiar with our community, Jackson teaches technology classes at the Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning in addition to working in the software field. He is also an alumnus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned his MBA from the University of La Verne with an emphasis in Information Technology. 2 LARISA CHAMBERS has also joined Eric Jackson the Mental Wellness Center’s Board of Directors. She currently works as the Senior Gift Officer for Cottage Health. Her past experiences include serving on a number of nonprofit and community boards, such as the Endowment Board of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. She has also worked for the American Cancer Society and KU Endowment. She is an alumna of the University of Kansas.


HE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA REPORTED LAST WEEK that it has collected $1 million in transient occupancy taxes for November 2020. According to the City’s statement, this amount was 21.8 percent below the revenue in November 2019. “The COVID-19 pandemic and the related response has affected the local travel industry,” the statement continued. “Despite a steady recovery since April 2020, lodging operators have experienced a difficult travel environment, as the most recent surge and State advisories against leisure travel have further depressed demand for accommodations.” In total, the City of Santa Barbara has collected $6.8 million during five months of its fiscal year. To view the transient occupancy tax table, visit https://tinyurl.com/y43422sp.

JULIE KESSLER SOLOMON is the Mental Wellness Center’s new Chair of the Board of Directors. Currently working as a realtor with Compass in Santa Barbara, Kessler Solomon is also a member of the National Alliance for Mental Health steering committee and its public policy committee. In the past, she taught with NAMI’s Family to Family program for seven years. In addition to these roles, she is a member of the Santa Barbara Women’s Fund. Her past experiences include acting as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Goleta and being Santa Barbara County Human Services Commission member. Ever an advocate, she has also held board leadership positions with The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Phoenix of Santa Barbara, and Women’s Economic Ventures.

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

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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: Find virtual art classes, live concerts, music streams, art activities for all ages, and virtual galleries at: https://carpinteriaartscenter.org

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MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: includes 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 bring 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 showcasing virtual workshops, 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

Irresistible sensuality...

Dance Class in the Park: ME Sabor Dance Studio is hosting outdoor salsa and bachata dance classes at the Oak Park Stage at 500 W. Alamar Ave. on Mondays and Fridays. Participants must wear face masks, and register in advance ($12) at www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes. 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

SBIFF Family Film Fun — Spirited Away: Travel with ten year old Chihiro through a new dimension full of adventure and magic in this week’s SBIFF Family Film Fun, Spirited Away. Download the activity guide at: https://tinyurl.com/y47gjzoc. SBIFF Family Film Fun – Wolfwalkers: Explore the forest with Robyn and her new friend Medb as they overcome their differences in this week’s Family Fun Film, Wolfwalkers. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y6x2xzax.

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

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/

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

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


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

Luke Theatre’s Virtual Concert Series: SB Singer/songwriter Mendeleyev; Resonance: Artists reflecting on our diverse cultures with songs, musical compositions, and spoken word; Pianos at The Luke: SB artists play a diverse selection; Singer/ songwriter and producer Jackson Gillies in Concert. Watch free at www.luketheatre.org

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open daily from 10am to 5pm. No reservations are required, but visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Or, 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

Concerts@Home: Each Sunday at 10am, Camerata Pacifica streams music & interviews from their 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

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 socially-distant by its very nature. Reservations will have staggered arrival times and Sensual... Expressive... all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. Face masks required. To reserve a Self-Guided Tour Sculpture engages call 805.969.9990. body, mind, & soul. www.lotusland.org Courtesy Photo

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


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

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January 22, 2021

Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Add an aesthetic have evening birdwatching classes and wake-upBirdwatchers to your morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all environment. ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via

Women’s March Virtual Event: Women’s March Santa Barbara and Women’s Expressive presence... March Santa Maria Valley will host a virtual event featuring speakers and artists A joyful skip –January 23rd at 3pm. The event will be from across our county on Saturday, livestreamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WomenmarchSB. Sculpture engages body,

mind, &de soul. Evento virtual de la Marcha las Mujeres: La Marcha de las Mujeres de Santa Bárbara la Marcha de las Mujeres del Valle de Santa María Addy an aesthetic organizarán un evento virtual con oradores y artistas de todo nuestro wake-up toenero youra las 3pm. El evento se transmitirá en vivo condado el sábado, 23 de environment. en Facebook en www.facebook.com/WomenmarchSB.

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden remains open

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. Economic Development Collaborative www.EDCollaborative.com Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org SCORE Santa Barbara https://tinyurl.com/yxh2qz5c The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org Friendship Center’s Community Connect Adult Program: Services are offered through an online membership starting at $200 per month, with options for low income individuals: www.friendshipcentersb.org/services/ccap/ AHA! Programs: Trained facilitators support a wide range of groups with social-emotional learning. Preregistration is required. For more info visit https://ahasb.org/programs/ Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: Center classes have been moved online. The center offers evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm and a Sunday morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am. Suggested donation per class is $10. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The AntiDefamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications about

the next webinar. www.adl.org/webinars Watch archived webinars at https://tinyurl.com/yc6ynu6z 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 comprehensive solution that delivers consistent food safety training to employees. The online course is offered in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y37tcjzx Surf Happens’ How To Surf - Pro Series will offer free online tutorial videos showcasing pro tips from the basic to elite levels from Conner Coffin, Lakey Peterson, Parker Coffin, Eithan Osborne, and Mickey Clarke. Videos will be released weekly on www.surfhappens.com “Navigating the Pandemic Pandemonium” Business Strategy Call: Schedule a business strategy call with Downtown Santa Barbara’s Executive Director, Robin Elander. The team at Downtown Santa Barbara will help you navigate your business through these challenging times. Email Administrative Assistant amy@downtownsb.org to schedule a strategy call.

SHOP LOCAL State Street Promenade Market: Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State Street between the blocks of Carrillo Street and Figueroa Street, the Promenade Market will continue throughout the year, every Thursday from 3 to 7:30pm. The market will highlight downtown businesses and local artisans • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd SB Maritime Museum Gift Shop: From antique nautical reproductions to books, clothes, toys, gifts and home décor, the Museum Store has something for everyone. Open Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm, and the 4th floor Outdoors Visitor Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • https://sbmm.org/museum-store 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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La charla virtual de autor de Chaucer’s con Marcia Meier, autora y ex directora de la Conferencia de Escritores de Santa Bárbara, se llevará a cabo el jueves, 21 de enero a las 6pm. Ella hablará sobre su libro de memorias FACE. Únete (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y2w7ow7s

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Orientalism for (All) the Orientals! The UCSB MultiCultural Center invites you to hear historian of religion Marko Geslani’s virtual presentation, Studying Asian Religions in the Era of Neoliberal Multiculturalism, on Thursday, January 21st at 6pm. Join (free) here: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/events/winter-2021

UCSB Arts & Lectures will host Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Isabel Wilkerson discussing her new book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents on Tuesday, January 26th at 5pm. Register online ($10 for general admission, free for UCSB students) at: https://tinyurl.com/y2buyjen. UCSB Arts & Lectures presentará a la autora ganadora del premio Pulitzer Isabel Wilkerson discutiendo su nuevo libro Caste: Los orígenes de nuestro descontento el martes, 26 de enero a las 5pm. Regístrate en línea ($10 para admisión general, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB) en: https://tinyurl.com/y2buyjen

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21ST LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Chaucer’s Virtual Author Talk with Marcia Meier, author and former director of the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, takes place Thursday, January 21st at 6pm. She will discuss her memoir FACE. Join (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/y2w7ow7s.

¡Orientalismo para (todos) los orientales! El UCSB MultiCultural Center te invita a escuchar la presentación virtual del historiador de la religión Marko Geslani, Estudiar las religiones asiáticas en la era del multiculturalismo neoliberal, el jueves, 21 de enero a las 6pm. Únete (gratis) aquí: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/events/winter-2021 History & Travels of the Point Conception Lighthouse Lens: a virtual presentation by Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Executive Director Greg Gorga takes place January 21st from 7 to 8:30pm. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/y38bybke Historia y viajes del Lente del Faro de Point Conception: una presentación virtual del director ejecutivo del Museo Marítimo de Santa Bárbara, Greg Gorga, se llevará a cabo el 21 de enero de 7 a 8:30pm. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y38bybke Downtown Business Spotlight: Heads in Beds by Santa Barbara Independent Senior Editor Tyler Hayden with Chris Cline (Canary Hotel), Warren Nocon (Hotel California), and Paul Bullock (The Eagle Inn) is Thursday, January 21st at 3pm on Zoom. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/y45s67zx. Destacado empresarial de Downtown: Cabezas en las camas por el editor senior del Santa Barbara Independent Tyler Hayden con Chris Cline (Canary Hotel), Warren Nocon (Hotel California) y Paul Bullock (The Eagle Inn) es el jueves, 21 de enero a las 3pm en Zoom. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y45s67zx Seeing From The South: Re-Opening the Vision, Theory, and Practice of Depth Psychology From the Vantage Points of Liberation Psychology, an online course by Mary Watkins of the Pacifica Graduate Institute will begin on Thursday, January 21st at 2pm. Register ($195-$295) at: https://tinyurl.com/y63slbvw Ver desde el sur: reabrir la visión, la teoría y la práctica de la psicología profunda desde los puntos de vista de la psicología de la liberación, un curso en línea de Mary Watkins del Pacifica Graduate Institute comenzará el jueves, 21 de enero a las 2pm. Regístrate ($195-$295) en https://tinyurl.com/y63slbvw


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The Carsey-Wolf Center will host Subversives: Salt of the Earth, a virtual discussion with Gabriel Meléndez, University of New Mexico professor and author of Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands, on Thursday, January 21st from 4 to 5pm. Meléndez will be discussing the 1954 film Salt of the Earth, which is considered a classic of Chicano and feminist cinema. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/yybupbnv El Centro Carsey-Wolf albergará Subversivos: Sal de la Tierra, una discusión virtual con Gabriel Meléndez, profesor de la Universidad de Nuevo México y autor de Cine chicano oculto: Dramas cinematográficos en las zonas fronterizas, el jueves, 21 de enero de 4 a 5pm.

Due to COVID-19 precautions taking place, event cancellations are fluid at this time. Please follow up with event organizers to confirm the event is still taking place.

Meléndez hablará sobre la película Sal de la Tierra de 1954, considerada un clásico del cine chicano y feminista. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/yybupbnv

SPECIAL EVENTS A Virtual Planning Commission Public Hearing, for a project at 119 E. Cota Street is Thursday, January 21st at 1pm. To attend (free) go to: https://tinyurl.com/y6zgomxe Una audiencia pública de la Comisión de Planificación Virtual, para un proyecto en 119 E. Cota Street es el jueves, 21 de enero a la 1pm. Para asistir (gratis) visita: https:// tinyurl.com/y6zgomxe Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Illuminate Speaker Series welcomes Katy Butler: an award-winning medical journalist and author for a virtual presentation on Thursday, January 21st at 6pm. Butler’s presentation is titled Ritual and Resilience: Building Meaning and Connection in a World Turned Upside Down. Free; register at www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries. La serie de oradores Ilumina de Hospice of Santa Barbara da la bienvenida a Katy Butler: una periodista médica galardonada y autora para una presentación virtual el jueves, 21 de enero a las 6pm. La presentación de Butler se llama Ritual y resiliencia: construyendo significado y conexión en un mundo al revés. Gratis; regístrate en www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22ND LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Land Grab U: UCSB’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center will host Land-Grant Universities and Indigenous Peoples: its next installment of its Living Democracy series on Friday, January 22nd from 12pm to 1pm via Zoom. The presentation will be given by Tristan Ahtone, a member of the Kiowa Tribe and editor-in-chief of the Texas Observer, and Robert Lee, a University of Cambridge lecturer. ASL and Spanish interpretation provided. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y65ky9ha Land Grab U: El Centro de Humanidades Interdisciplinario de UCSB albergará Universidades y Pueblos Indígenas con concesión de tierras: la próxima entrega de su serie Democracia viva el viernes, 22 de enero de 12 a 1pm a través de Zoom. La presentación estará a cargo de Tristan Ahtone, miembro de la tribu Kiowa y editor en jefe del Texas Observer, y Robert Lee, profesor de la Universidad de Cambridge. Se proporcionará interpretación en ASL y español. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y65ky9ha Drag Queen Story Hour with Miss Angel: The UCSB MultiCultural Center will host Angel D’Mon for this inclusive, virtual storytime event on Friday, January 22nd at 5pm. Children and adults welcome. Craft supplies for activities are needed. For info or to join the event online (free), visit https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/node/2421 Hora del cuento de Drag Queen con Miss Angel: El MultiCultural Center UCSB será el anfitrión de Angel D’Mon para este evento virtual inclusivo de cuentos el viernes, 22 de enero a las 5pm. Se admiten niños y adultos. Se necesitan materiales de artesanía para las actividades. Para obtener información o unirte al evento en línea (gratis), visita https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/node/2421

MUSIC Corwin Series Lecture: François Bayle: The UCSB Department of Music will host composer François Bayle as he presents his lecture J’écoute donc je suis (I listen, therefore I am) on Friday, January 22nd at 11am. Attend online (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/yykgbv7e. Serie de Conferencia Corwin: François Bayle: El Departamento de Música de UCSB recibirá al compositor François Bayle mientras presenta su conferencia J’écoute donc je suis (Escucho, luego existo) el viernes, 22 de enero a las 11am. Asiste en línea (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/yykgbv7e.

SPECIAL EVENTS Studio 22.21: Entry Into Force Day: Organized by The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this live-streamed event on Friday, January 22nd at 12 noon will celebrate the day the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force. RSVP (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y5leh6qb Estudio 22.21: Día de la entrada en vigor: Organizado por la Campaña Internacional para la Abolición de las Armas Nucleares, este evento transmitido en vivo el viernes, 22 de enero a las 12 del mediodía celebrará el día en que entra en vigor el Tratado de la ONU sobre la Prohibición de las Armas Nucleares. Reserva tu lugar (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y5leh6qb

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January 22, 2021

Birding Colombia: Join the Santa Barbara Audubon Society for Birding Colombia, presented by environmental educator, birding guide, and photographer Santiago Escruceria on Wednesday, January 27th at 7:30pm. Learn more and join via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y2x6uemq. Observación de aves en Colombia: Únete a la Sociedad Audubon de Santa Bárbara para la Observación de aves en Colombia, presentada por el educador ambiental, guía de observación de aves y fotógrafo Santiago Escruceria el miércoles, 27 de enero a las 7:30pm. Obtén más información y únete a través de Zoom en https://tinyurl.com/y2x6uemq.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23RD MUSIC Graduate Student Lecture Recital by Kelly Guerra from UCSB’s Department of Music will feature Doctoral Voice Candidate Kelly Guerra, mezzo-soprano, on Saturday, January 23rd from 4 to 5pm. Attend online (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/y3hehgyx El recital de conferencias para estudiantes de posgrado de Kelly Guerra del Departamento de Música de UCSB contará con la candidata a Doctora en Voz Kelly Guerra, mezzosoprano, el sábado, 23 de enero de 4 a 5pm. Asiste en línea (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y3hehgyx Santa Barbara Celebration: Join SB Symphony for a livestreamed performance highlighting the musical talents of our community, including a piece by local composer Joel Feigin, on January 23rd at 7pm. Purchase tickets online ($65 per household) to receive a streaming link at https://tinyurl.com/yxs2dvus Celebración de Santa Bárbara: Únete a SB Symphony para esta presentación en vivo que destaca los talentos musicales de nuestra comunidad, incluyendo una pieza del compositor local Joel Feigin, el 23 de enero a las 7pm. Compra boletos en línea ($65 por hogar) para recibir un enlace de transmisión en https://tinyurl.com/yxs2dvus

SPECIAL EVENTS The Santa Barbara County Democratic Party will host its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Thank You online on Saturday, January 23rd at 1pm. Attendees will hear from local elected leaders, learn about the party, and ways to get involved. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y22uotve. El Partido Demócrata del Condado de Santa Bárbara será el anfitrión de su Reunión Anual y Agradecimiento para Voluntarios en línea el sábado, 23 de enero a la 1pm. Los asistentes escucharán a los líderes locales electos, aprenderán sobre el partido y las formas de participar. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y22uotve Women’s March Virtual Event: Women’s March Santa Barbara and Women’s March Santa Maria Valley will host a virtual event featuring speakers and artists from across our county on Saturday, January 23rd at 3pm. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WomenmarchSB.

Evento virtual de la Marcha de las Mujeres: La Marcha de las Mujeres de Santa Bárbara y la Marcha de las Mujeres del Valle de Santa María organizarán un evento virtual con oradores y artistas de todo nuestro condado el sábado, 23 de enero a las 3pm. El evento se transmitirá en vivo en Facebook en www.facebook.com/WomenmarchSB. Makers and Wares Market presented by Blissful Boutiques at Paseo Nuevo, resumes Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th from 11am to 6pm. www.lmgvendorevents.com Mercado de fabricantes y artículos presentado por Blissful Boutiques en Paseo Nuevo, se reanuda el sábado, 23 de enero y el domingo, 24 de enero de 11am a 6pm. www.lmgvendorevents.com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Handmade Utensil Holder: Clay Studio is offering a virtual workshop taught by Dini Dixon on Sunday, January 24th from 2 to 4pm. Participants must register ahead of time ($60) here: https://tinyurl.com/y3dl9dkl. Soporte para utensilios hecho a mano: Clay Studio ofrece un taller virtual impartido por Dini Dixon el domingo, 24 de enero de 2 a 4pm. Los participantes deben registrarse con anticipación ($60) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y3dl9dkl.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Certificate in Ecopsychology Online: The Pacifica Graduate Institute will offer this three month online course from January 25th to April 16th taught by Andy Fisher, Linda Buzzell, Jeanine Canty, and Craig Chalquist. Register ($695-1,095) at: https://tinyurl.com/y2px9qoe. Certificado en Ecopsicología en línea: El Pacifica Graduate Institute ofrecerá este curso en línea de tres meses del 25 de enero al 16 de abril impartido por Andy Fisher, Linda

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presentará a la autora ganadora del premio Pulitzer Isabel Wilkerson discutiendo su nuevo libro Caste: Los orígenes de nuestro descontento el martes, 26 de enero a las 5pm. Regístrate en línea ($10 para admisión general, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB) en: https://tinyurl.com/y2buyjen

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Virtual Author Discussion: Gretel Ehrlich: Chaucer’s Books will host author Gretel Ehrlich for a virtual discussion with Jane Hirschfield on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm. An award-winning and widely published writer, Ehrlich will discuss her recently released book, Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is. Free; access the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/y4lurw5d.

Beginning Beekeeping Class: The Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara will host online Beginning Beekeeping classes on Wednesday, January 27th, and February 3rd and 10th at 6pm. Register ($40-60) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6yc7mmu. Clase inicial de apicultura: El Gremio de Apicultores de Santa Bárbara ofrecerá clases de Apicultura para Principiantes en línea el miércoles, 27 de enero y el 3 y 10 de febrero a las 6pm. Regístrate ($40-$60) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6yc7mmu. Buzzell, Jeanine Canty y Craig Chalquist. Regístrate ($695$1,095) en: https://tinyurl.com/y2px9qoe. UCSB Reads 2021 presents Author Sameer Pandya in Conversation with Terence Keel: Join UCSB professor and author Sameer Pandya for a virtual conversation with UCLA professor Terence Keel on Monday, January 25th from 4 to 6pm. They will be discussing Pandya’s novel Members Only, which touches on racial politics, campus culture, and “the nature of brownness.” Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y5ygbn75. El autor Sameer Pandya en conversación con Terence Keel: un evento de UCSB Reads 2021. Únete al profesor de UCSB Sameer Pandya y al profesor de UCLA Terence Keel mientras conversan virtualmente sobre la novela de Pandya Solo miembros el lunes, 25 de enero de 4 a 6pm. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y5ygbn75

Discusión del autor virtual: Gretel Ehrlich: Chaucer’s Books presentará a la autora Gretel Ehrlich para una discusión virtual con Jane Hirschfield el martes, 26 de enero a las 7pm. Una escritora galardonada y ampliamente publicada, Ehrlich hablará sobre su libro recientemente publicado, Sin consuelo: en el camino a todo lo que es. Gratis; para acceso al enlace Zoom visita: https://tinyurl.com/y4lurw5d. The Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara will host a free Book Discussion Group on Tuesday, January 26th from 7 to 8:30pm on the book The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: A New Translation by Christopher Stagg. To learn more, visit https://tinyurl.com/y5gprybf. El Centro Budista Bodhi Path de Santa Bárbara albergará un Grupo de discusión de libros el martes, 26 de enero de 7 a 8:30pm sobre el libro Las cien mil canciones de Milarepa: una nueva traducción por Christopher Stagg. Para obtener más información, visita https://tinyurl.com/y5gprybf.

MOVIES & THEATRE CWC Virtual: Three Chords and a Lie: Join the CarseyWolf Center for a virtual discussion on the documentary Three Chords and a Lie Tuesday, January 26th, from 4 to 5pm. The event will feature director Trent Atkinson and documentary subject Brandon Stansell. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6a8wq4e. CWC Virtual: Tres acordes y una mentira: Únete al Centro Carsey-Wolf para una discusión virtual sobre el documental Tres acordes y una mentira, el martes, 26 de enero, de 4 a 5pm. El evento contará con el director Trent Atkinson y el sujeto del documental Brandon Stansell. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6a8wq4e

SPECIAL EVENTS The next Sign Committee Meeting for the City of Santa Barbara will be on Tuesday, January 26th from 9 to 11am. Learn more or attend here: https://tinyurl.com/yyj69b3j. La siguiente Reunión del Comité de Carteles para la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara será el martes, 26 de enero de 9 a 11am. Aprende más o para asistir de forma virtual visita: https://tinyurl.com/yyj69b3j. City Council Meeting for the City of Santa Barbara will take place online on Tuesday, January 26th at 2pm. Learn more or attend here: https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar. Reunión del Ayuntamiento para la ciudad de Santa Bárbara se llevará a cabo en línea el martes, 26 de enero a las 2pm. Aprende más o para asistir de forma virtual visita: https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar.




The Architectural Board of Review for the City of Santa Barbara will virtually meet on Monday, January 25th at 3pm. To learn more or attend, visit https://tinyurl.com/y34ch7pw.

Visions of Hope: Pandemic-Inspired Success Stories: The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara will host this free community forum on Wednesday, January 27th at 12pm. Featured speakers include Barbara Anderson, Lacey Baldiviez, James, Kyriaco, and Jina Carvahlo. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6buedpy.

La Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura para la ciudad de Santa Bárbara se reunirá virtualmente el lunes, 25 de enero a las 3pm. Para obtener más información o para asistir de forma virtual visita https://tinyurl.com/y34ch7pw.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS UCSB Arts & Lectures will host Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Isabel Wilkerson discussing her new book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents on Tuesday, January 26th at 5pm. Register online ($10 for general admission, free for UCSB students) at: https://tinyurl.com/y2buyjen.

Visiones de esperanza: historias de éxito inspiradas en una pandemia: La Liga de Mujeres Votantes de Santa Bárbara organizará este foro comunitario gratuito el miércoles, 27 de enero a las 12pm. Los oradores destacados incluyen a Barbara Anderson, Lacey Baldiviez, James, Kyriaco y Jina Carvahlo. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6buedpy. Early Aviation in Santa Barbara: Learn more about local aviation history with historian Neal Graffy during the Santa Barbara’s Historical Museum’s History Happy Hour on Wednesday, January 27th at 5pm. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/y4xg3m4j. Aviación temprana en Santa Bárbara: Obtén más información sobre la historia de la aviación local con el

historiador Neal Graffy durante la Hora Feliz de la Historia del Museo Histórico de Santa Bárbara el miércoles, 27 de enero a las 5pm. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y4xg3m4j. Beginning Beekeeping Class: The Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara will host online Beginning Beekeeping classes on Wednesday, January 27th, and February 3rd and 10th at 6pm. Register ($40-60) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6yc7mmu. Clase inicial de apicultura: El Gremio de Apicultores de Santa Bárbara ofrecerá clases de Apicultura para Principiantes en línea el miércoles, 27 de enero y el 3 y 10 de febrero a las 6pm. Regístrate ($40-$60) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6yc7mmu. Birding Colombia: Join the Santa Barbara Audubon Society for Birding Colombia, presented by environmental educator, birding guide, and photographer Santiago Escruceria on Wednesday, January 27th at 7:30pm. Learn more and join via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y2x6uemq. Observación de aves en Colombia: Únete a la Sociedad Audubon de Santa Bárbara para la Observación de aves en Colombia, presentada por el educador ambiental, guía de observación de aves y fotógrafo Santiago Escruceria el miércoles, 27 de enero a las 7:30pm. Obtén más información y únete a través de Zoom en https://tinyurl.com/y2x6uemq.

CWC Virtual: Three Chords and a Lie: Join the Carsey-Wolf Center for a virtual discussion on the documentary Three Chords and a Lie Tuesday, January 26th, from 4 to 5pm. The event will feature director Trent Atkinson and documentary subject Brandon Stansell. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6a8wq4e. CWC Virtual: Tres acordes y una mentira: Únete al Centro Carsey-Wolf para una discusión virtual sobre el documental Tres acordes y una mentira, el martes, 26 de enero, de 4 a 5pm. El evento contará con el director Trent Atkinson y el sujeto del documental Brandon Stansell. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6a8wq4e



How to Make a Rainbow: The UCSB Multicultural Center will have a free online film screening of the documentary How to Make a Rainbow followed by a post-film discussion with its subjects, Jade and Alaizah Martinez on Wednesday, January 27th at 6pm. The Zoom link is available at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa.

Foro comunitario LGBTQ + Alzheimer: La Asociación de Alzheimer, Costa Central de California, será el anfitrión de este foro comunitario virtual el jueves, 28 de enero de 10:30am a 12 del mediodía. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y5d6ltxq.

Cómo hacer un arco iris: El Centro Multicultural UCSB presentará una proyección de película en línea gratuita del documental Cómo hacer un arco iris, seguida de una discusión posterior a la película con sus sujetos, Jade y Alaizah Martinez el miércoles, 27 de enero a las 6pm. El enlace Zoom está disponible en: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa.

MUSIC Graduate Student Lecture with UCSB PhD candidate Jason Businiewski will present “Bagpiping in the Garhwal Himalayas: Music Theory and Analytical Approaches to a South Asian Tradition” on Wednesday, January 27th from 3:30 to 5pm. Access the Zoom link (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y3plaj9d. Conferencia de estudiante de posgrado con el candidato a doctorado de UCSB Jason Businiewski presentará “Cornamusas en Garhwal Himalayas: teoría musical y enfoques analíticos de una tradición del sur de Asia” el miércoles, 27 de enero de 3:30 a 5pm. Para acceso al enlace Zoom (gratis) visita: https://tinyurl.com/y3plaj9d.

SPECIAL EVENTS The Staff Hearing Officer Meeting for the City of Santa Barbara will happen on Wednesday, January 27th at 9am. Learn more or attend here: https://tinyurl.com/yyfvaf7l. La siguiente Reunión del funcionario de audiencias del personal para la ciudad de Santa Bárbara se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 27 de enero a las 9am. Aprende más o para asistir de forma virtual visita: https://tinyurl.com/yyfvaf7l. The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks & Recreation Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th at 4pm. Learn more or attend here: https://tinyurl.com/y5xe39y4. La reunión de la Comisión de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara está programada para el miércoles, 27 de enero a las 4pm. Aprende más o para asistir de forma virtual visita: https://tinyurl.com/y5xe39y4. The Pacific Pride Foundation’s PROUD Youth of Color group meeting will take place online on Wednesday, January 27th from 4:30 to 6pm. A space for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth and allies, register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/yy7cakzx. La próxima reunión grupal ORGULLOSA de Jóvenes de Color de la Fundación Pacific Pride se llevará a cabo en línea el miércoles, 27 de enero de 4:30 a 6pm. Un espacio para jóvenes y aliados de BIPOC LGBTQ+, regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/yy7cakzx.

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Puzzles & Ping-Pong with Will Shortz: UCSB Arts & Lectures will host an online conversation with New York Times Crossword Editor and NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz on Thursday, January 28th at 5pm. Also the owner and director of the largest table tennis facility in America, Shortz will discuss the relationship between his passions for puzzles and ping-pong, as well as answer attendees’ questions. Register ($10/general admission, free/UCSB students) at: https://tinyurl.com/y3wyxz77. Rompecabezas y ping-pong con Will Shortz: UCSB Arts & Lectures organizará una conversación en línea con el editor de crucigramas del New York Times y el maestro de rompecabezas de NPR Will Shortz el jueves, 28 de enero a las 5pm. También propietario y director de la instalación de tenis de mesa más grande de Estados Unidos, Shortz discutirá la relación entre sus pasiones por los rompecabezas y el ping-pong, además de responder a las preguntas de los asistentes. Regístrate ($10 / admisión general, gratis / estudiantes UCSB) en: https://tinyurl.com/y3wyxz77. Grants in Action: Immigrants’ Stories - America’s Promise: The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara invites you to learn about immigration policies and how they impact our community in this virtual educational forum on Thursday, January 28th from 5 to 6pm. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/yxzpjgou. Subvenciones en acción: Historias de inmigrantes: la promesa de Estados Unidos: El Fondo de Mujeres de Santa Bárbara te invita a conocer las políticas de inmigración y cómo impactan a nuestra comunidad en este foro educativo virtual el jueves, 28 de enero de 5 a 6pm. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/yxzpjgou.

MOVIES & THEATRE Subversives: Go Fish: The Carsey-Wolf Center welcomes screenwriter and actress Guinevere Turner for an online conversation about the 1994 film Go Fish on Thursday, January 28th from 4 to 5 pm. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y58pa9ml.

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805-460-8898 Subversivos: Go Fish: El Centro Carsey-Wolf le da la bienvenida a la guionista y actriz Guinevere Turner para una conversación en línea sobre la película de 1994 Go Fish el jueves, 28 de enero de 4 a 5pm. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y58pa9ml. The Haunted Swordsman: The SB International Film Festival will host filmmaker Kevin McTurk for a virtual Q&A on his animated film The Haunted Swordsman on Thursday, January 28th at 6pm. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/yy9vw8h2. El espadachín embrujado: El Festival Internacional de Cine de SB acogerá al cineasta Kevin McTurk para una sesión virtual de preguntas y respuestas sobre su película animada El espadachín embrujado el jueves, 28 de enero a las 6pm. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/yy9vw8h2.

SPECIAL EVENTS Virtual Business-2-Business Networking: The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by UCLA Health, will host this online networking event on

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Thursday, January 28th from 9 to 10:30am. Register ($1025) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6y8y3xh. Redes de Negocios-a-Negocios Virtual: La Cámara de Comercio de la Costa Sur de Santa Bárbara, patrocinada por UCLA Health, organizará este evento de networking en línea el jueves, 28 de enero de 9 a 10:30am. Regístrate ($10$25) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6y8y3xh. City of Santa Barbara’s Fire & Police Commission Meeting is scheduled to take place virtually on Thursday, January 28th at 4pm. Learn more or attend at: https://tinyurl.com/yxmqq52j. La próxima reunión de la Comisión de Bomberos y Policía de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara está programada para realizarse virtualmente el jueves, 28 de enero a las 4pm. Obtén más información o para asistir de forma virtual visita: https://tinyurl.com/yxmqq52j.

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PROUD Youth Group, hosted by the Pacific Pride Foundation and intended for LGBTQ+ teens ages 12 to 17, will meet online on Friday, January 29th from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y35qssgq.

SPECIAL EVENTS Virtual Diversify Our Narrative Book Club: Hosted by the SB Public Library and Diversify Our Narrative Carpinteria, this book club will meet virtually on Friday, January 29th from 3:30 to 4:30pm. This months’ book is Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez. To get involved, visit https://tinyurl.com/yxm9gm2t. Club del libro virtual - Diversificar nuestra narrativa: Organizado por la biblioteca pública SB y Diversify Our Narrative Carpinteria, este club de lectura se reunirá virtualmente el viernes, 29 de enero de 3:30 a 4:30pm. El

Grupo de jóvenes ORGULLOSOS, organizado por la Fundación Pacific Pride y dirigido a adolescentes LGBTQ+ de 12 a 17 años, se reunirá en línea el viernes, 29 de enero de 4:30 a 6:30pm. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y35qssgq.

Grupo de jóvenes ORGULLOSOS, organizado por la Fundación Pacific Pride y dirigido a adolescentes LGBTQ+ de 12 a 17 años, se reunirá en línea el viernes, 29 de enero de 4:30 a 6:30pm. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y35qssgq.


The Pacific Pride Foundation’s PROUD Youth of Color group meeting will take place online on Wednesday, January 27th from 4:30 to 6pm. A space for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth and allies, register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/yy7cakzx.

2021 Local Authors Days: The Santa Barbara Public Library invites you to enjoy the 2021 Local Authors Days: First Impressions Matter on Saturday, January 30th and February 6th from 10am to 12 noon. This online event will consist of two free virtual workshops: Writing the Compelling Opening taught by UCSB’s College of Creative Studies Jervey Tervalon, and Writing the Query & Landing the Agent led by local authors Ellen O’Connell Whittet and Aaron Shulman. Registration is limited, sign up at https://tinyurl.com/y5mtmhra and https://tinyurl.com/y3lu6wau.

La próxima reunión grupal ORGULLOSA de Jóvenes de Color de la Fundación Pacific Pride se llevará a cabo en línea el miércoles, 27 de enero de 4:30 a 6pm. Un espacio para jóvenes y aliados de BIPOC LGBTQ+, regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/yy7cakzx.

Días de Autores Locales 2021: La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara te invita a disfrutar de los Días de Autores Locales 2021: Las primeras impresiones importan el sábado, 30 de enero y el 6 de febrero de 10am a 12 del mediodía. Este evento en línea constará de dos talleres virtuales gratuitos: Escribir la apertura convincente impartida por Jervey Tervalon, de la Facultad de estudios creativos de


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Seed Paper Tutorial: The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara invites you and your family to its online Seed Paper Tutorial workshop on Saturday, January 30th at 11am. Free, register at: https://tinyurl.com/y3ejjjdd. Taller de papel con semillas: El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Bárbara te invita a ti y a tu familia a su taller de papel con semillas en línea el sábado, 30 de enero a las 11am. Gratis, regístrate en: https://tinyurl.com/y3ejjjdd. Slip Trailing with Ruby: Join instructor Ruby Mandell for this workshop held outdoors at Clay Studio on Saturday, January 30th from 10am to 12pm. Learn more and register ($90) here: https://tinyurl.com/yysh6kvt. ‘Slip Trailing’ con Ruby: Únete a la instructora Ruby Mandell para este taller al aire libre en Clay Studio el sábado, 30 de enero de 10am a 12pm. Obtén más información y regístrate ($90) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/yysh6kvt.


LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Overeaters Anonymous Step 4 Workshop: The Channel Island Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous will host this free virtual workshop event on Sunday, January 31st from 1 to 4pm. Access the Zoom link at: https://oaciig.wordpress.com. Taller de Comedores Compulsivos Anónimos Paso 4: El Intergrupo de Comedores Compulsivos Anónimos de Channel Island será el anfitrión de este evento de taller virtual gratuito el domingo, 31 de enero de 1 a 4pm. Acceda al enlace Zoom en: https://oaciig.wordpress.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS Feast for the Children: The First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara will host this zero contact, drive-thru fundraiser to benefit Unity Shoppe on Sunday, January 31st from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Food donated by Via Maestra 42. Order meals or donate at www.feastforthechildren.com. Fiesta para los niños: La Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida de Santa Bárbara será la sede de este evento de recaudación de fondos en el automóvil y sin contacto en beneficio de Unity Shoppe el domingo, 31 de enero de 11:30am a 2:30pm. Comida donada por Via Maestra 42. Ordena comidas o dona en www.feastforthechildren.com.


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Poetry Set with Jade Phoenix Martinez: The UCSB Multicultural Center welcomes performance poet, actress, and film and media producer Jade Phoenix Martinez for a night of poetry on Friday, January 29th at 7:30pm. This event is free, access the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa. Conjunto de poesía con Jade Phoenix Martinez: El Centro Multicultural UCSB le da la bienvenida a la poeta, actriz y productora de cine y medios de comunicación Jade Phoenix Martinez para una noche de poesía el viernes, 29 de enero a las 7:30pm. Este evento es gratuito, para acceso al enlace Zoom visita: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa.

PROUD Youth Group, hosted by the Pacific Pride Foundation and intended for LGBTQ+ teens aged 12 to 17, will meet online on Friday, January 29th from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y35qssgq.


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A Southern California EDISON COMMUNITY CREW set up in Carpinteria in advance of possible power shut offs. Information and snacks were provided.

A family owned SMALL BUSINESS looks to the future with a new administration, the control of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic revival. Some thoughts from inside the ITALIAN POTTERY OUTLET on State St. in the Santa Barbara Promenade.

This could be your next “HONEY” -do? Beginning Beekeeping classes started this week. - (4 sessions) January 20th - Feb. 10th, 2021 @6pm on Zoom in Santa Barbara. The Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara is a wonderful group and annually has speakers, workshops, and award ceremonies. Oh - AND A LOT OF HONEY!

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Rep. Salud Carbajal expects to see swift changes after inauguration “Look towards those things that unite us as a country.” - Rep. Salud Carbajal (D) 24-District was at the inauguration Wednesday. His 4th time in attendance. https://keyt.com/news/ local-politics/2021/01/18/ rep-salud-carbajal-expectsto-see-swift-changesafter-the-presidential-inauguration/?fbclid=IwAR2RGwmy9ssvOK4xhp5umCShfYzoc0X19pQq1_L6LNjWNL0AMnEgxtmtbM


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Vandalism at Santa Barbara Junior High School

The Santa Barbara State St. Downtown Promenade Market (at Carrillo) IS OPEN again Thursdays from 3 to 7:30pm. Many local vendors. More coming next week!

FLAG POLE vandalism Sunday night with a hacksaw resulted in the Santa Barbara School District staff deciding to take down the badly damaged

wooden pole at Santa Barbara Jr. High. One person was detained by police after a chase. Checking: The pole may date back to 1932 when the school opened.

TUESDAY NIGHT: FATAL ACCIDENT – slowing traffic significantly on SB Highway 101 near Milpas in Santa Barbara. It was vehicle vs. pedestrian on the freeway. CHP, Santa Barbara County coroner called.

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Seafood Strategies

Researchers offer approaches for the sustainable expansion of the U.S. seafood industry

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HE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S MAY 2020 EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROMOTING AMERICAN SEAFOOD COMPETITIVENESS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH lays out a plan for expanding the U.S. seafood industry, especially aquaculture, and for enhancing American seafood competitiveness in the global market. The goals of the directive are focused largely on growth and expansion of the industry, which includes wild-caught fisheries and farm-raised products, as well as recreation, processing, and other industries that rely on fishing. “The seafood industry in general is worth about $200 billion and accounts for two million jobs in the United States,” said Halley E. Froehlich, a professor of fisheries and aquaculture at UC Santa Barbara, who with her colleagues finds that the executive order “ends up being a complicated and opaque ask,” given the complexity of the seafood industry and the headwinds it has been experiencing of late. “We started having some deep conversations about policy implications and what they meant relative to some massive disruptions,” she said. The seafood industry had already been fighting for stability in light of a two-year trade war with China — the world’s largest seafood consumer — and by the time the executive order to expand was issued, U.S. seafood was in a historic freefall due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, slow pandemic relief funding and upcoming changes in the White House added another layer of uncertainty to the future of the seafood industry and its sustainable expansion. However, it is possible to map out a sustainable means for growing the seafood industry, according to the researchers. Looking through the lens of the executive order, they outlined Halley Froehlich several guiding principles to bridge the current state of U.S. seafood and the desired outcomes of the federal directive. Their recommendations are published in the journal Marine Policy (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X20309751?dgcid=author).

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Americans have a huge appetite for seafood. The U.S. is the world’s largest net seafood importer, with a growing dependence on imports. According to the study, 85 percent of U.S. domestic wild-caught stocks are already fished at or near maximum sustainable levels. Farmed seafood, on the other hand, makes up only about eight percent of domestic seafood production and holds great potential. But it doesn’t have the same level of coordinated monitoring and reporting as the much larger, wild fisheries sector. Questions remain about the type and location of these new farms — where they won’t interfere with wild fisheries or encounter opposition from the local community. To address these and other complexities, the researchers call for “precise and strategic fisheries reforms” in response to the order’s move to “reduce burdens on domestic fishing and to increase production.” “We wanted to articulate the things that could be done, and things that may actually be counterproductive,” Froehlich said. For instance, removing regulations on a seafood sector that is already at its maximum sustainable capacity would likely not produce the effect sought by the order. “We’re pretty much at max for our wild fisheries,” she said. According to the study there are smaller, more targeted measures that might increase profitability, though it is still unlikely that production would increase substantially. Integrating wild fisheries and aquaculture sectors would also be beneficial, according to the researchers. “The two systems are largely managed independent of each other,” Froehlich said, “and this results in linkages that exist, but aren’t necessarily accounted for.” By employing an ecosystems approach, and collecting and releasing comprehensive aquaculture data, it would be possible to monitor the growth of aquaculture while reducing the potential of negatively impacting wild fisheries in domestic waters. The growth of sustainable aquaculture and the future success of the U.S. seafood industry will also require some changes in perception, both local and global. As a means of food production, aquaculture is bound to have some sort of impact on the local environment and the local community, Froehlich said, making stakeholder input, transparency, and access to information essential elements to address the resistance these seafood farms may encounter. For now, the U.S. largely displaces the production responsibility to other countries. Meanwhile, the researchers have their eye on the incoming administration with the mounting bipartisan support for different kinds of aquaculture in the U.S. and possible changes to the protectionist stance the U.S. has taken on global trade. The seafood industry was cut deep when trade relations with China deteriorated, a struggle that only worsened with the COVID pandemic. For U.S. fisheries and aquaculture, the researchers see a chance for the sector to not just recover, but build a better system that can withstand other shocks in the future, including climate change. “The pandemic has highlighted the weak points in the sector,” Froehlich said, “so the chance to improve should not be overlooked.”

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N THE SPIRIT OF SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL YOUNG MUSICIANS, the Santa Barbara Symphony has decided to host its annual Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Concerto Competition online this year. With application forms being accepted until February 7th, participants will compete for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony in an upcoming concert. “During these uncertain times, our music programs are more vital than ever, given their ability to support the social and emotional well-being of students, and their ability to foster community,” said SB Symphony Director of Education Kristine Pacheco-Bernt. “While this year’s Concerto Competition will look a little different, we’re so excited to be able to continue this prestigious opportunity for our students and showcase their talent.” Applications are open to all Santa Barbara County students ages 18 and younger who study an instrument other than a traditional orchestral instrument, such as classical guitar or piano. Students participate in the competition by sharing a prerecorded video performance. Entries will be judged by Symphony Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti and Conductor of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Dr. Yvette Devereaux, along with musicians from the Symphony. Interested participants must fill out the online application form at https://tinyurl.com/y2lo5svl by February 7th. Performance videos with digitized scores are due by March 14th. Applicants must pay a $40 fee if they are not Youth Symphony members. Checks can be written to: The Santa Barbara Symphony” and mailed to 1330 State Street, Ste. 102, Santa Barbara CA 93101, attention: SBYS Concerto Competition. For more information on the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, visit https://thesymphony.org/education/youth-symphony.



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OW I’M CONFUSED… Is this the middle of January or the middle of August? The air temperature was 75, the sky a brilliant blue, and from my viewpoint above Butterfly Beach, the Channel seemed calm. Sunbathers abounded and kids were jumping around in the surf like it was a warm summer afternoon – with one difference... There were almost no beaches! Most sun lovers were sitting on the rocks above the strand or nailed against them perched on the bit of sand left by the King Tides of the previous few days. The COVID restrictions have limited almost every activity in town, so perhaps the event of the King Tides was a welcome phenomenon. Or maybe, thanks to the summer-like weather, a trip to the beach to celebrate Martin Luther King Day was one of the few pleasures left to enjoy – until the next bizarre rainstorm arrives, that is. Since this was the last and (alleged) final episode of the King Tide events of the last three months, I got off Zoom (my new social gathering spot!) and came running. It became obvious, however, that the mega-tide train had already left the station, but huge crashing noises made by Monday’s more moderate waves were a reminder that the previous several days must have been real doozies! While the term ‘King Tide’ isn’t a scientific term, it is used to describe very high tides, caused when there is alignment of the gravitational pull between sun, moon, and Earth. When King Tides occur during floods or storms, water levels can rise even higher and have the potential to cause damage to the coastline and coastal property. Santa Barbara has already suffered from the last several months’ erosion along its shores and the resulting damage. The message of these high tides is that climate change is well underway. Our present King Tides themselves are not caused by


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342 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County


ANTA BARBARA COUNTY reports 342 new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases today, January 19th, 2021. 948 cases reported over the weekend. 205 of our community members are hospitalized, 49 of whom are in the ICU. There were reports of five new deaths today.

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A ‘New’ New Deal By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE


VEN BEFORE HIS INAUGURATION, the Biden administration announced its ‘new deal’ for a new administration doing government’s business as we recover from the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Yes, this is the worst of the worst as the FRED graph dating from 1950 shows. Only government at such a time of need can provide aid to businesses and working Americans. President Biden’s first priority will be closing the income inequality gap that has persisted since the 1970s when most of the fruits of increased productivity and technology were kept by the owners of capital rather than paid to their employees. This is when we have just witnessed one of the consequences of that inequality, as I said last week—the storming of the U.S. Capital by extreme-right terrorists bent on overthrowing our duly-elected government that was verifying the electoral victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Here is what the Biden administration is proposing to Congress:

• Direct payments of $1,400 to most Americans, bringing the total relief to $2,000, including December’s $600 payments • Increasing the federal, per-week unemployment benefit to $400 and extending it through the end of September • Increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour • Extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until the end of September • $350 billion in state and local government aid

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It is a lot to ask of American taxpayers with more than $3 trillion already appropriated to keep the United States from sinking even deeper into a long term depression. Cash payments and extended unemployment benefits will boost incomes, while raising the minimum wage will double what was a starvation-level minimum wage to $2,580/month with a 40-hour week that barely rectifies the disparity. Less obvious is the child tax credit that makes childcare more affordable, as well as improving K-12 education. A huge income and opportunity gap has yawned between high school and college educated citizens, which has caused an alarming increase in “deaths of despair” from alcohol and drug abuse among high school-educated, unemployed males that have suffered from the pandemic. Incoming Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at her confirmation hearing said, “It will be my core focus if I’m confirmed as Treasury Secretary to focus on the needs of American workers, those living in cities and rural areas, and to make sure that we have a competitive economy that offers good jobs and good wages.” The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the need for an economic science that recognizes the needs of all Americans. As many have said before, we are all poorer if we ignore the plight of the poorest.

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Cottage Health Letter to the Community Dear Community Member,


HILE CALIFORNIA RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT PEOPLE 65 YEARS OLD AND OVER ARE ELIGIBLE to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, it will take time for vaccine supplies and resources to accommodate all those in this age group. With the surging hospitalizations and spread of COVID in the community, Cottage Health is providing ongoing patient care while at the same time working quickly along with other providers to expand COVID vaccination access for our community. These combined efforts are vital in getting us to the other side of this pandemic. Your partnership will be essential – in continuing COVID safety precautions to stop the spread of virus, and in getting vaccinated to help protect yourself when you are eligible. We are getting closer each day, but we are not done. We must keep going to protect each other, our patients, and our community. Here are updates on efforts currently underway: Surging Hospitalizations

Even as vaccine efforts begin, community transmission of COVID is widespread, at 15 percent for the sevenRon Werft day testing positivity rate. Our most urgent priority is to have staff, equipment, and supplies available to keep pace with the increased number of hospitalized patients. For the first time last week, COVID hospitalizations surged over 100 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. This week, more than 200 patients with COVID are hospitalized throughout Santa Barbara County, with more than 2,500 active infections now reported in our community. Approximately ten percent of individuals diagnosed with COVID will need to be admitted to the hospital for care. Hospital stays for COVID are longer than average stays, and this is putting a strain on hospital staff and capacity. Careful surge planning has worked to maintain bed capacity at Cottage so far, but the numbers are deeply concerning. COVID safety precautions have never been more

important. Gatherings are spreading the virus widely in our community. Please remain diligent in making safe choices. For now, safety precautions are needed even for those who have been recently vaccinated. There are better days ahead, but it may take months to build immunity in our community. Staff Vaccinations In the past few weeks, the CH Staff Vaccine Clinic has vaccinated over 70 percent of patient-facing staff and administered more than 5,800 total doses of vaccine. This will be a critical tool in protecting staff, helping our staff stay healthy and able to serve on the frontlines of patient care. Community Vaccinations Cottage Health will continue working alongside partners in the community in the effort to vaccinate more than 400,000 people throughout the County. It will take many working together to achieve the immunity level needed to end this pandemic. To begin, Cottage Health opened a Drive-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on the GVCH campus, now serving healthcare workers and beginning to vaccinate individuals age 75 and over. With over 30,000 individuals 75 and over in Santa Barbara County, we were only able to scratch the surface with our first limited stock of 1,000 doses, all of which were administered in the initial two-day clinic. Other community partners are reporting the same. There is high demand but very little vaccine at this time. It will take some time for the supply chain and resources to catch up. Along with our community partners, we will continue to offer clinics and share updates as more vaccine and information becomes available. If you are age 75 or over, please sign up at www.cottagehealth.org/covid19 to receive a future appointment opportunity. The vaccine allocations are very difficult to predict, and information changes rapidly. Thank you for your understanding as we work through this quickly evolving effort. I know much has been asked of the community over the past year. Please stay diligent. Stay with the precautions as we work to achieve community immunity and stop this virus that is straining hospital capacity throughout the State.


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What Do I Need to Know About the New Strain of COVID-19?

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By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of SB, Dept of Public Health

OU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT a new strain of COVID-19 (B117) that is more easily transmitted than the standard form of the virus. People who are exposed to this mutation of the virus are more likely to become infected. The first known U.S. case, in a Colorado National Guardsman in his 20s, was reported on December 30, 2020. In California, six cases of potentially more infectious new coronavirus variants were detected during the first week of the new year. Fortunately, there is no evidence that this new COVID variant has a higher fatality rate or causes more severe illness than the currently predominant strain, according to the CDC. Robert Cyril Bollinger, Jr, M.D., M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins Medicine, sums it up: "Although the mutated coronavirus may spread faster from person to person, it does not appear any more likely to cause severe disease or death. We are not seeing any indication that the new strain is more virulent or dangerous in terms of causing more severe COVID-19 disease. For a virus to survive, it may be more advantageous for it to evolve so that it spreads more easily. On the other hand, viruses don't get the chance to reproduce if they mutate to become deadly. If we get too sick or die from a particular virus, we can't transmit it." Our currently authorized vaccines will protect people against the new strain. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said that the variant "doesn't seem to evade the protection that's afforded by the antibodies that are induced by vaccines." Stuart Ray, M.D., Vice Chair of Medicine for Data Integrity and Analytics at Johns Hopkins Medicine says that human behavior is important. "The more people who are infected, the more chances there are for a mutation to occur. Limiting the spread of the virus through maintaining COVID-19 safeguards (mask wearing, physical distancing, and avoidance of gatherings and travel) give the virus fewer chances to change." For more information about local public health orders, guidance, and vaccine distribution in Santa Barbara County, please visit: https://publichealthsbc.org/ Stay Connected: County Public Health: www.PublicHealthSBC.org, Twitter and Facebook County of Santa Barbara:www.CountyofSB.org,Twitter,Facebook 2-1-1 Call Center: Dial 211 or outside the area, call (800) 400-1572 Community Wellness Team Information and Referral Line: (805) 364-2750

Por el Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara, Departamento de Salud Pública

UEDE QUE HAYA ESCUCHADO ACERCA de una nueva variante de COVID-19 (B117) que se transmite más fácilmente que la forma común del virus. Las personas que están expuestas a esta mutación del virus tienen más probabilidades de infectarse. El primer caso en Estados Unidos, en un Guardián Nacional de Colorado de unos 20 años, fue reportado el 30 de diciembre de 2020. En California, seis casos de nuevas variantes de coronavirus potencialmente más contagiosas fueron detectados durante la primera semana del nuevo año. Afortunadamente, no hay pruebas de que esta nueva variante de COVID tenga un mayor índice de mortalidad o cause una enfermedad más grave que la variante actualmente, según el CDC. Robert Cyril Bollinger, Jr, M.D., M.P.H. en Johns Hopkins Medicine, lo resume: "Aunque el coronavirus mutado puede propagarse más rápidamente de una persona a otra, no parece más probable que cause una enfermedad grave o la muerte. No estamos viendo ninguna indicación de que la nueva variante sea más fuerte o peligrosa en cuanto a causar una enfermedad más grave por el COVID-19". Para que un virus sobreviva, puede ser más ventajoso que evolucione para que se propague más fácilmente. Por otro lado, los virus no tienen la oportunidad de reproducirse si mutan para convertirse en mortales. Si nos enfermamos gravemente o morimos a causa de un virus en particular, no podemos transmitirlo". Nuestras vacunas actualmente autorizadas protegerán a la gente contra la nueva variante. El Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director del Instituto Nacional de Alergia y Enfermedades Infecciosas (NIAID) dijo que la variante "no parece evadir la protección que ofrecen los anticuerpos inducidos por las vacunas." El Dr. Stuart Ray, Vicepresidente de Medicina para la Integridad y Análisis de Datos de la Medicina de Johns Hopkins dice que el comportamiento humano es importante. "Cuanta más gente esté infectada, más posibilidades hay de que ocurra una mutación. Limitar la propagación del virus mediante el mantenimiento de las medidas de seguridad COVID-19 (uso de cubrebocas, distanciamiento físico, evitar reuniones y viajes) le dan al virus menos posibilidades de cambiar".

Para más información sobre las órdenes locales de salud pública, orientación y distribución de vacunas en el Condado de Santa Bárbara, por favor visite: https://espanol.publichealthsbc.org/ Mantengase Conectado: Salud Pública del Condado: www.PublicHealthSBC.org, Twitter y Facebook Condado de Santa Barbara: www.CountyofSB.org, Twitter, Facebook 2-1-1 Centro de llamadas: Marcar 211 o fuera del area llamar (800) 400-1572 Línea de información y referencias del equipo de bienestar comunitario: (805) 364-2750 Línea de crisis de bienestar conductual: (888) 868-1649

January 22, 2021


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Letter to the Editor

How the Ortega Park Murals Are Being Rescued Editor’s Note: The potential destruction of the Ortega Park Murals became clear on November 12th, 2020, when the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department held an online meeting to review redesign concepts for the Park. Mark Moses Alvarado of One Community Bridge Project was in attendance. Following is his story of what happened. By Mark Moses Alvarado, One Community Bridge Project


N NOVEMBER 12TH, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department held an online community meeting to review redesign concepts for Ortega Park. During that meeting, I asked City staff what efforts were being made to preserve the historic Chicano murals that live in the park? I was told that the murals could not be saved due to the construction of new buildings in the park, but that there would be new opportunities for public art with the construction of these new structures. In recent years, the park has been misused by neighborhood homeless individuals co-mingling with local inebriates. Residents complained about illicit drug and alcohol abuse. There were also reports associated with fighting and prostitution. Otherwise, the park was a pickup basketball spot for local Latino men in the evenings and weekends. Saturday mornings the park’s softball outfield was converted into youth soccer fields with droves of Latino parents attending in lawn chairs and popup tents cheering on their children. The small lap pool had been used infrequently for swimming lessons and open swim for neighborhood kids during the summer and the small Welcome House was also periodically rented out for social occasions by the Latino community. As the homeless issue proliferated throughout the city, Ortega Park became a flashpoint and an ideal project to demonstrate how a complete redesign could attract old and new users to the park by upgrading its amenities into the 21st century and essentially revitalizing the park as a gentrified community-wide destination. In 2018, the City began a worthy community outreach effort to begin the redesign process with an out-of-town consultant. I participated in a bulk of those charrettes that were well attended, but I did find it a bit disingenuous that leaders and parents from Pony Baseball on the Northside of town showed up with kids in team uniforms. This was obviously a ploy to lobby for a new baseball diamond versus building a soccer complex, which is more compatible with the existing Saturday morning matches, practice time, and neighborhood culture. The final design recommendation splits the baby in half with a shared soccer/baseball field design over an artificial surface. Overall, the redesign plans are top shelf and present elements and amenities

that you would find anywhere in the United States. Unfortunately, the redesign does not capture the legacy of the park, it’s neighborhood culture, or the identity of the Latino community. Perhaps if the design had incorporated the murals from the beginning of this process, we would be having a different discussion regarding the life of Ortega Park. Once I realized that the City had no intention to preserve the artwork finished by local artists, that included Manuel Unzueta, Armando Vallejo, Carlos Cuellar, along with Mexican artists who were part of a sister cities exchange in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, along with community and youth volunteers, I recalled asking City officials about the murals during the community charrettes. I was told during that anything associated with public art would be discussed later. Hence, the November 12th meeting where the public was told the murals would be destroyed. At that point, One Community Bridge Project consultant Anna Pihoefer and I began to research the Parks and Recreation staff report scheduled for a Planning Commission hearing on November 19th. In that report, we found that the required California Quality Environmental Act(CEQA) assessment of structures did not include the murals. The CEQA provisions clearly state that if any of the structures hold a social, cultural, or political significance, they must be assessed for conservation. The report filed by the City’s Urban Historian, Nicole Hernandez, stated that the structures had “insignificant impact.” I contacted Ms. Hernandez and she requested that Manuel Unzueta and I meet her at the park on Monday, November 16th. She also stated that she was only asked to assess the buildings and not the murals that live throughout each structure in the park. When we met with her, we toured the murals and she apologized for not assessing the work as part of the CEQA report. At that point, she encouraged me to submit a request to designate the murals as “Structures of Merit” per approval by the City’s Historic Landmark Commission. I did that the following day and I also included the California Preservation Arts Act, which protects the murals by law and requires the City to seek permission from the artists in order to alter the work. By Tuesday afternoon on November 17th, I was notified by the City that the scheduled hearing to the Planning Commission had been cancelled indefinitely. The proposed destruction of the murals received valuable news coverage in Noozhawk, the Santa Barbara Independent and KEYT television. This coverage along with our notification about the CEQA assessment, request to designate the murals as structures of merit and the provisions found in the California Preservation Arts Act are believed to be factors behind the cancellation of the Planning Commission hearing. It was also interesting how Parks and Recreation Director Jill Zachary stated in the KEYT story that there were always plans to preserve the murals, a straight up contradiction of what her staff stated at the November 12th community meeting. On Thursday November 19th, I was contacted by Planning Commissioner Jay Higgins. He requested that I speak on the murals during the scheduled meeting, even though the Ortega Park item had been deleted by the City. He stated it was important that the public understand what was happening from a community perspective. I spoke during general public comment explaining our findings and why the murals are so valuable to the history of the Eastside neighborhood. A staff person from the City also spoke and stated that the Parks Department was committed to exploring means to understand and preserve the murals. On the following day, I attended a conference hosted by the McCune Foundation and met Gail Osherenko. She is the cousin to Dr. Holly Barnet-Sanchez, who is an arts historian and professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She and Dr. Tim Drescher published Give Me Life: Iconography and Identity in East LA Murals. Dr. Drescher is the leading authority for the preservation of public murals in California. Both Dr.

Unfortunately, the redesign does not capture the legacy of the park, it’s neighborhood culture, or the identity of the Latino community. Perhaps if the design had incorporated the murals from the beginning of this process, we would be having a different discussion regarding the life of – Mark Moses Alvarado Ortega Park. Barnet-Sanchez and Dr. Drescher have offered their support and expertise for the preservation of the Ortega Park murals. When Dr. Barnet-Sanchez told me that the murals belong to a significant collection of public Chicano works from San Diego to San Francisco and that if you touch one, you touch them all, I immediately recognized that all of these murals hold the same significance as the sister missions up and down the California coast. I’ve also, and most importantly, have been working with two of the primary Ortega Park artists, Manual Unzueta and Armando Vallejo. Both have asked me personally to assist them with organizing an effort to save all of the murals living in the park. Even though the City has made contact with both of these artists and others in an effort to pivot their initial position to destroy the work, it’s vital that all of the artists receive support from the community. As a community and Eastside neighborhood, we are entering into uncharted territory regarding the full public preservation of our Chicano art and equally our ethnic history and cultural legacy in Santa Barbara. I’d also like to recognize the support of the City’s Arts Advisory Committee, specifically, Kai Teppar and Freddie Janka, who both spoke out against the destruction of the murals at the November 24th City Council meeting. The Committee also requested that the Parks and Recreation Department provide an update report at their December 17th public meeting, where both myself and former SBCC MECHA leader Diana Cabral spoke in support of the murals. Parks staff provided an overview of the Ortega Park redesign and a commitment to hire a mural conservator to assess the significance of the work. The Arts Advisory Committee expressed full support for the preservation of the murals. One member was dismayed that he was not even aware of the park improvement project, let alone the proposed destruction of the murals. Other members expressed disappointment that the City ignored their expertise in the community and as a public body that is qualified to review the preservation of public art. It also speaks of how our Chicano public art is valued by public officials. Surely, if the Dolphin Fountain at Stearns Wharf or the Chromatic Gate at Cabrillo Field were to be impacted by redevelopment, the City would have paid closer attention to the significance of those works and what they mean to the people of Santa Barbara. On December 28th, I was contacted by Kiernan Graves who was hired by the City to assess the Ortega Park murals for their preservation. Myself and arts consultant Anna Pilhoefer met with Ms. Graves on January 5th. We were encouraged that Ms. Graves expressed a commitment to help save the murals to the greatest extent possible, but often stated that she was working for the City and that she could only provide recommendations. Mark Alvarado is Founder/Director, Teaching Artist, Vocal Performance at One Community Bridge Project, a neighborhood and culturally specific organization, that serves to improve the social well-being, resilience, and civic engagement capacity for youth and families through the cultural and performing arts and other important neighborhood based activities. www. onecommunitysb.org


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January 22, 2021

Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES

Art Events Patrick Hall Artist Showcase

Clay Studio will host an artist showcase of its Executive Director Patrick Hall’s work via Zoom on Thursday, January 21st at 6pm. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/y5b6vhcz.

Exposición del artista Patrick Hall


Lyz Rothman The Hangout Gallery La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts La Cumbre PLaza

10 WEST GALLERY: Holiday Show ~ Jan 17 • 10 W Anapamu • Fri-Sun 11-5 • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711 ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Pat McGinis: Historic Presersation Series ~ Mar 4 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line: Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; and more • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu

Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara

Roe Anne White

805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

p h o t o g R A p h y

roeannewhite.com www.roeannewhite.com

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • www.gallery113sb.com • 2-5pm daily • 805-965-6611 GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Salon Style Art Exhibit ~ Jan 21 • 2920 Grand Ave, LO • Thur-Mo 10-5 • 805-6887517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411 MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: www.mcasantabarbara.org

GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: Picassos for Peanuts ~ March • (online) www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av #F119 • online • www.seehearmove.com

ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Muna Malik: Blessing of the Boats (outside) • http://gallery.sbcc.edu

HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820

PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5pm daily • 805-966-1707

INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444.

CASA DE LA GUERRA • 805-965-0093

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

CASA DOLORES: 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org • 805-963-1032 CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 805-568-3994 COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863 CORRIDAN GALLERY: CA Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • by appt • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CYPRESS GALLERY: www.lompocart.org • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129 DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 104:30 • 805-882-2108 • www.distinctiveframingnart.com ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • 805-965-0093

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB • 805-957-1115 KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673 PORCH: GALLERY: 2346 Lillie Av • Mon-Sat 10-6; Sun 11-5 • 805-684-0300 PORTICO GALLERY: Notable CA and national artists • 805-695-8850 • www.porticofinearts.com REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California: Sandy Ostrau, Ken Auster, Marge Cafarelli, Terry Miura ~ 1331 State St • by Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com RODEO of the Arts GALLERY: Wallace Piatt • 805-636-5611 www.shoploveworn.com •

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Wed-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: 219 Gray Av • ThurSun 12-5, or appt • 805-689-0858

LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Schock, Snyder, Sparks, and Speirs • By appt • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195

SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Fri-Sun Noon-4 • 805-6847789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Juxtapose online exhibit • Artists with Disabilities • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday Exhibition; Leonardo Nunez Etchings ~ Jan 31 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Fall in Santa Barbara • 1321 State St • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 12-6pm; Sat 116pm; Sun 12-5pm • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Abstract Nine ~ Mar 5 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 SB BOTANIC GARDEN: 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Online Exhibits: Dwight Brooks Model Boat Collection; Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea Exhibit • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404 SB MUSEUM OF ART: Online: SmallFormat American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • In the Meanwhile...Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Outside exhibitions: Beneath a Wild Sky ~ Jan 3 • Wed - Sun 10-5 • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711 SANTA BARBARA VISUAL ARTISTS: Spring Virtual Exhiibtion ~ Spring • www.sbvisualartists.com/spring-virtual-gallery.html SILO 118: www.silo118.com SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: www.slingshotart.org • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: Contemporary & Vintage Art • 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322 • www.solvangantiques.com SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Peace & Quiet ~ Mar 1; 100 Grand ~ Feb 1 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

Clay Studio presentará una exposición de las obras de arte de su director ejecutivo Patrick Hall a través de Zoom el jueves, 21 de enero a las 6pm. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y5b6vhcz

Art and Shutdown:

Join the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for a virtual conversation with New York art critic and former Artforum editor Lauren O’Neill-Butler on Friday, January 22nd at 5pm. O’NeillButler will discuss her experiences writing art criticism during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6mykvtn.

Arte y cierre:

Únete al Museo de Arte de Santa Bárbara para una conversación virtual con la crítica de arte de Nueva York y ex-editora de Artforum Lauren O’Neill-Butler el viernes, 22 de enero a las 5pm. O’Neill-Butler hablará sobre sus experiencias escribiendo críticas de arte durante el cierre de la pandemia de 2020. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6mykvtn

Acrylic Painting Beach Sunset

The Carpinteria Arts Center will host this virtual workshop, taught by Tammy Gilkey, on Saturday, January 23rd from 10am to 12pm. Register (free or $20 if you order a supply package) at: https://tinyurl.com/y4vr3tfn.

Pintura acrílica Atardecer en la playa

El Centro de Artes Carpinteria acogerá este taller virtual, impartido por Tammy Gilkey, el sábado, 23 de enero de 10am a 12pm. Regístrate (gratis o $20 si solicitas un paquete de suministros) en: https://tinyurl.com/y4vr3tfn Adult Studio Art Workshop: Join Santa Barbara Museum of Art Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno for Watercolor Painting: Reflections on Water, a free online workshop on Tuesday, January 26th from 5 to 6pm. Supplies required, register here: https://tinyurl.com/yxu877np. Taller de arte de estudio para adultos: Únete al artista principal Itoko Maeno del Museo de Arte de Santa Bárbara para Pintura de acuarela: Reflexiones sobre el agua, un taller en línea gratuito el martes, 26 de enero de 5 a 6pm. Suministros requeridos, regístrate aquí: https://tinyurl.com/yxu877np.

January 22, 2021


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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations

Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse Elizabeth U. Flanagan

Waterhouse Gallery


La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com

(805) 886-0020 euflanagan@gmail.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: www.santaynezmuseum.org • 805-688-7889 UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Nationally recognized artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5pm Mon-Sat, 12-4pm Sun • www.waterhousegallery.com • 805-962-8885

805-689-0858 • www.RuthEllenHoag.com

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve

Ruth Ellen Hoag Fine Art at GraySpace


Lenore Tolegian Hughes lenorehughes.com

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: Making A Fine Impression; Adjacent: Westmont Graduate Exhibition 2020; Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/ American Exhibition; Modern & Contemporary Works on Paper ~ Online • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum

WILDLING MUSEUM: Online: Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky ~ Jan 31; 20/20: A Retrospective: Celebrating 20 Years of the Wildling Museum ~ Feb 14; A Mighty Oak: Mural by John Iwerks • 1511 B Mission Drive, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

A. Michael Marzolla

Contemporary Art / Excogitation Services

www.marzozart.com 805-452-7108

ZFOLIO GALLERY, SOLVANG: Pas de Deux ~ Feb 28 • 1685 Copenhagen Dr • 10:30-5:30 daily • 805-693-8480 • www.zfolio.com

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