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COVID Benefits Alisa Weilerstein, cello & Inon Barnatan, piano

Yvon Chouinard

José Andrés

Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi

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Ann Patchett

How a death certificate is filed can affect benefits and worker claims

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In This Issue *David Selberg, Hospice of SB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7, 17, 23 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sigrid Toye: Harbor VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Maura Conlon-McIvor: Confronting Racism. . . . . . 17 Letter to the Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 SBAOR President Brian Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Richard Jarrette: Poetic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés

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UCSB Arts & Lectures

Set Your Calendar for Culture with Winter 2021 House Calls

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EATURING THE CREATIVE THINKERS AND DOERS that you’ve come to expect on the UCSB Arts & Lectures’ stage, Winter 2021 House Calls offers a new slate of virtual events set for February and March. Find intimate, interactive online concerts, conversations, and Q&As you won’t find anywhere else. Bring Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard; cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan; James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi; bestselling author Ann Pachett; Grammy-winning mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile; and chef, restaurateur and humanitarian José Andrés into your home this winter. Each presenter will offer their take... be it through performance, conversation, thoughtful analysis, or witty commentary. These are leading environmentalists, musicians, novelists, chefs, humanitarians, Grammy winners, and more. And, as most programs are 60-minutes, there will be time to combine what each House Calls guest excels in with an informal talk back session and other elements that would rarely happen on stage. This is better than front row seats! The winter quarter also features two free family music events: Jazz for Young People with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Thursday, February 4th through Thursday, February 11th and Sonia De Los Santos’ En Casa con Sonia on Saturday, March 13th through Saturday, March 20th. These events are “On Demand” (no live stream); advance registration is required.

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An Evening with the Founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard: Protecting Public Land

a MacArthur Foundation “Genius,” and Barnatan is “a true poet of the keyboard” (Evening Standard). Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day, February 12th at 5pm, with two musical masters and a program featuring Manuel De Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole, inspired by beloved Spanish folk songs and Rachmaninoff’s rapturous Cello Sonata. The performance will be followed by a moderated Q&A with Alisa Weilerstein. Chefs in Conversation: Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi Moderated by Sherry Villanueva, Managing Partner/Owner of Acme Hospitality James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi will share their passion for everything food, inviting the audience along for a mouthwatering event as they dish secrets from the kitchen on Sunday, February 28th at 11am. With a hit Netflix series, and New York Times food column, Samin Nosrat is the It Girl of the culinary world. Israeli-born London restaurateur and Guardian columnist, Yotam Ottolenghi is the bestselling author of beloved cookbooks. Nosrat’s anecdotes and Ottolenghi’s restaurant tales will leave the audience hungry for more. From Parnassus Books in Nashville: Ann Patchett In Conversation with Lily King, Author of Writers & Lovers Ann Patchett, a celebrated author, devoted reader and a champion of literary culture, will join House Calls participants on Sunday, March 7th at 11am. Patchett has written 13 books and has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She opened Parnassus Books in 2011 and has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World for her efforts on behalf of independent booksellers, books, and bookstores. Her most recent novel, The Dutch House, was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. This conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

plates in the U.S., José Andrés is not resting on his laurels. Through his nonprofit World Central Kitchen, the award-winning chef has responded to an earthquake-devastated Haiti, Hurricane Mariaravaged Puerto Rico, and right here in wildfirescorched Southern California, quickly mobilizing volunteer chefs to prepare fresh, nourishing meals for thousands of people in need. During the coronavirus pandemic, Andrés led the charge to provide food relief to the elderly, those without work ,and frontline health care and essential workers. Andrés will share his thoughts and insights on Sunday, March 14th at 5pm in a conversation to be followed by a Q&A. Take Your House Call to the Next Level: Acme Hospitality brings custom-crafted meals to your House Calls experience! Toast your Valentine with a decadent dinner from La Paloma, classic cuisine of the Californios to accompany classical music masters Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan (Feb. 12th). Or bask in brunch from The Lark with a meal inspired by House Calls featured guests, renowned chefs Samin Nosrat & Yotam Ottolenghi (Feb. 28th). Ticket buyers will be emailed a link to order meals and purchase links will be added to the A&L website. Order early! Custom meal options only available while supplies last

FREE Family Performances Arts Adventures: Jazz for Young People On Thursday, February 4th at 10am, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Wynton Marsalis will introduce students to the infectious energy of swing in a program recommended for grades three to eight. It will be virtual on the A&L website.

FREE Family Music: Sonia De Los Santos ~ En Casa con Sonia

Monterrey, Mexico native, Sonia De Los Santos, hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know,” will star in an on demand performance available Saturday, March 13th through March 20th at 10am. Recognized for her career with the celebrated Dan Zanes and Friends, her first solo family music album, Mi Viaje, won a Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award and its follow-up, ¡Alegría!, was nominated for a Latin Grammy. With songs in Spanish and English inspired by Latin American rhythms and North American folk traditions, En Casa con Sonia serves up a personal, yet universal, musical story that highlights joyful music-making and cultural bridge-building (Advance registration required). For tickets visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-893-3535. Patrons can opt for a $60 virtual pass to access all six House Calls events. Individual event tickets start at $10. House Calls events are free for UCSB students (registration required). In most cases ticket holders will be able to replay events for one week.

Grammy-winning Mandolin Virtuoso: Chris Thile

Enjoy a moderated conversation with Yvon Chouinard including clips from Patagonia’s recent film, Public Trust on Tuesday, February 9th at 5pm Pacific. In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public lands. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, these lands face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. This conversation with journalist Hal Herring will explore the future of our public lands and our planet. Two of Today’s Most Exciting Young Classical Musicians: Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan have come together for a bracing and beautiful recital filmed at La Jolla’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Weilerstein is

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MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist with a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else will join House Calls on Tuesday, March 9th at 5pm. Through his wide-ranging output and collaborations with the who’s who of musicians, Thile is creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic. As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including Thanks for Listening, a “modern masterpiece” (PopMatters). Recent collaborations include Not Our First Goat Rodeo with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Grammy-winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma. Chef, Restaurateur and Humanitarian José Andrés: Changing the World Through the Power of Food A two-star Michelin chef with an award-winning group of restaurants, several cookbooks, and whose Spanish-inspired food popularized tapas-style small

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Lost On The Frontline

When COVID Deaths Aren’t Counted, Families Pay the Price By Melissa Bailey and Eli Cahan / Kaiser Health News

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Missed cases are one reason that experts agree COVID deaths are being undercounted nationwide. As evidence for that, they point N SUNDAYS, BISHOP BRUCE DAVIS PREACHED to the vast number of excess deaths — additional deaths compared LOVE. Through his Pentecostal ministry, he organized to what would be expected based on prior-year numbers and youth parades and gave computers, bicycles, and food to demographic trends. families in need. Over the past year, the U.S. had endured up to 431,792 excess During the week, Bruce practiced what he preached, caring for deaths as of January 6th, with 68 percent directly attributed to prisoners at a Georgia hospital. On March 27th he began coughing, COVID, according to the CDC. and on April 1st he was hospitalized. He’d tested positive for These excess deaths “tend to COVID-19. The virus swept track pretty closely with COVID through his household, cases, trailing by a couple of infecting his wife and weeks,” said Daniel Weinberger, daughter and hospitalizing an epidemiologist at Yale School their disabled son. Ten days of Public Health who has after landing in the hospital, published on this topic. “This Bruce died. strongly suggests that a large But when Gwendolyn proportion of these uncounted Davis received her deaths are due to COVID but husband’s death certificate, not recorded as such.” she was taken aback. The We may never know how causes of death? Sepsis and many COVID deaths went renal failure. No mention of uncounted: Postmortem tests COVID-19. can detect the virus, but it’s “He wouldn’t have had “unlikely that this type of kidney failure if he didn’t testing will be performed at a Bruce Davis, a Pentecostal pastor and nursing assistant supervisor at have COVID,” Gwendolyn Central State Hospital in Georgia, died of covid-19 on April 11. His wife, [sufficient] scale,” Weinberger said. Gwendolyn, said she was denied pandemic relief because his death said. Early in the pandemic, After Bruce died, certificate didn’t mention covid. especially in the Northeast, many his wife applied to two of those who were treated clinically for COVID and then died were pandemic relief programs seeking help with $1,500 in missed not tested for the virus — so they never made it into the statistics. payments on a truck and an electricity bill. But, she said, she was denied because his death certificate didn’t mention COVID-19. TESTING TROUBLES AFFECT LAWSUITS, HOSPITAL BILLS “I think it’s wrong,” Gwendolyn said. “It’s almost like we didn’t Inaccurate death certificates can make it harder to pursue a count.” lawsuit or win a workers’ compensation case when a loved one dies The count has profound implications for families and the after contracting COVID on the job. Gwendolyn Davis did win country. Omitting COVID-19 on death certificates threatens to workers’ compensation death benefits from Bruce’s employer, a state undercount the toll of the pandemic nationwide. For Davis’ family psychiatric facility in Milledgeville, by providing medical records. But and others, it can pile financial hardship onto emotional despair, as problems with COVID testing can complicate the process. death benefits and other COVID-19 relief programs are withheld. Bruce’s supervisor at work, Mark DeLong, also died after Interviews with families across the U.S. shed light on reasons COVID contracting COVID, but it did not appear on his death certificate with deaths are being undercounted — and the consequences loved ones the other causes: cardiopulmonary arrest, respiratory failure, and have endured. diabetes. When COVID patients die, the “immediate” cause of death is The omission on DeLong’s certificate seemed to stem from a always something else, such as respiratory failure or cardiac arrest. delay in test results: His COVID-positive results didn’t arrive until Residents, doctors, medical examiners, and coroners make the call three days after he died, according to his widow, Jan DeLong. She has on whether COVID was an underlying factor, or “contributory asked the local coroner to correct the record. cause.” If so, the diagnosis should be included on the death certificate, In New Jersey, attorney Paul da Costa represents 75 family according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. members who lost loved ones at veterans homes in Menlo Park and Even beyond the pandemic, there is wide variation in how Paramus in April and May. He said he knows of at least five patients certifiers describe causes of death: “There’s just no such thing as whose death certificates did not list COVID-19 despite evidence an objective measure of cause of death,” said Lee Anne Flagg, a suggesting it killed them. statistician at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The root problem, he said, was a “complete dearth of testing.” Partly because of a lack of training in how to fill them out, “the Patients were transferred to hospitals, or dying in the veterans quality of the death certificates is not good,” said Dr. James Gill, vice facilities, without ever being tested, he said. president of the National Association of Medical Examiners. And in The gap between excess deaths and confirmed COVID deaths has cases in which people had other chronic conditions, it can be difficult “narrowed over time as testing has increased,” Weinberger said. to determine whether COVID was a contributing cause of death, he Early testing inaccuracy may also have led to undercounting, said. That was especially true early on, when reliable testing was not which creates a different burden: hospital bills. Without a diagnosis, widely available. families can be on the hook for thousands of dollars in charges that Since early in the pandemic, the CDC has encouraged certifiers otherwise would have been covered under the CARES Act. who suspect COVID as a cause of death to list it on the death CORRECTING THE RECORD certificate as “probable” or “likely.” Still, some clinicians are “reluctant to certify a death as a COVID In some cases, families have sought to have death certificates death without a test in hand,” Gill said. changed to reflect COVID. Dorothy Payton, 95, who lived in the It’s not clear how Bruce Davis’ case slipped under the radar. ManorCare nursing home in Denver, first showed COVID symptoms His death was certified by William Ken Garland, deputy coroner April 5th. Five days later, Payton — known as “Nana Dee” — tested in Baldwin County. Reached by phone, Garland said the causes of positive for it. And on April 13th, her husband, Edward Benjamin, death were provided by Dr. Joseph Coppiano, a medical resident who received a call that she had died. pronounced Davis dead at Augusta University Medical Center, about The death certificate offered a litany of causes: vascular dementia, 90 miles away. No autopsy was done. atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, gait instability, difficulty “I did certify the record, but that’s about all I did,” Garland said. swallowing, and “failure to thrive.” Hospital spokesperson Danielle Harris declined to comment on But not COVID-19. So it “seemed logical to fight for listing her the case, citing patient privacy. She said the hospital follows Georgia cause of death under her cause of death,” Benjamin said. Department of Public Health guidelines. After a few calls, her husband was able to get the certificate In the absence of certainty, the CDC has encouraged coroners to amended. ManorCare could not be reached for comment. document the virus. “We’re not worried that we’re overcounting the For Benjamin, it wasn’t about public health statistics or financial number of [COVID-19] deaths,” Farida Ahmad, epidemiologist and considerations. It simply offers a sense of closure. mortality surveillance team leader at NCHS, said in April.

“I want her life and death remembered the way it was, and I’m glad we set the record straight,” he said. “It’s the first step towards moving on.” This story is part of “Lost on the Frontline,” an ongoing project from The Guardian and Kaiser Health News that aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19, and to investigate why so many are victims of the disease. If you have a colleague or loved one we should include, please share their story. Printed with permission, Kaiser Health News

Recording COVID-19 Deaths In SB County

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ESTING MAY HAVE SKEWED COVID-19 DEATH CERTIFICATE NUMBERS in Santa Barbara County, because individuals were not tested appropriately, according to Dr. Henning Ansorg, Santa Barbara County Health Officer. “Even though death certificates are not perfect, they do, however, give us a good enough picture of how many people die from this,” said Dr. Ansorg. “I would probably err on the side that deaths due to COVID are underreported, just because they may not have been tested appropriately, especially in the beginning, or the COVID infection led to other complications, and they recovered from the initial COVID infection but they succumbed to the consequences of having other organ damage.” “The government has agreed to pay injury compensation benefits to nearly 3,500 federal employees on grounds that they contracted the coronavirus while at work, and has granted death benefits to survivors of 14 employees for that reason,” according to a Washington Post report. Dr. Ansorg further shared that most physicians know if their patient tested positive for COVID-19 before they passed away. However, there have been about four Santa Barbara County coroner cases where a deceased individual was tested and had the virus retroactively added to their certificate. He went on to explain that while family members can not ask a certifying physician to add specific information on a death certificate, they can request a medical examiner to conduct a post mortem, and a COVID-19 test can be done at that time. According to Dr. Ansorg, each certificate outlines the sequence of events that resulted in an individual’s immediate cause of death. By way of example, he referenced the approximate phrasing included on about 90 percent of our county’s COVID-19 related death certificates: respiratory distress being the immediate cause of death, caused by pneumonia, caused by the COVID-19 virus. “So that’s the underlying cause of death, they died from the COVID-19 infection,” explained Dr. Ansorg. He went on to mention certifying physicians are also able to list at their discretion other conditions that may have contributed, but not caused, death. Only licensed physicians with an M.D. or D.O. degree can certify a death certificate. Traditionally, the certifying physician is also familiar with the case at hand, yet this is challenged if a death occurs when the patient’s regular doctor is unavailable. Due to this personal nature, death certificates can vary in detail depending on who filled them out. As of January 27th, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported 275 COVID-19 deaths. SBCPHD processes these numbers manually as they receive death certificates, which is typically within a few days after a death. It remains to be seen the extent of the resources that will be available to COVID-19 victims and their families on a national basis. In California, individuals who have contracted COVID-19 at work may be entitled to compensation, and can file a claim with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency at www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019. Those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 may also be eligible to file a claim with the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, which is overseen by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. For more info, visit

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Lecciones de una pandemia

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s “Coping with COVID-19” Series

Lessons from a Pandemic

“Lidiando con COVID-19” Serie de Hospice of Santa Barbara

By David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB

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URING THIS PREVIOUS “COVID-19 YEAR,” I have been painfully reminded of another deadly virus. The HIV/AIDS epidemic was a long nightmare, particularly for the LGBTQ community, of which I am a part. There are some very sad similarities to what is happening today. Both pandemics were/are fraught with ignorance, misinformation, and bigotry and marginalized communities took the brunt of the disease. At the same time, both viruses have taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions worldwide. What angers and frustrates me most during this health crisis is that we know so much more today and that much of the pain and suffering we are experiencing is avoidable. Just as life-saving vaccines are becoming available, the number of COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County have been on the rise according to the Public Health Department. The direct consequence of this is illness, hospitalizations, and death. The indirect consequences include financial impacts on families and local businesses, kids still out of classrooms, as well as the collective emotional health toll this is taking on all of us. From a Hospice of Santa Barbara perspective, our work in all areas including Patient Care Services and mental health support has increased dramatically since the start of the year. We have had 25 COVID-19 related referrals in January so far (85 cases in total). Each case, of course, impacts an entire family which is often in isolation together. Our COVID-positive patients range in age from eight-years-old to 67. We have tapped into our Quality-of-Life Grants to provide financial support for urgently needed items including groceries and over-the-counter medicines. Many of our clients also require Spanish translation assistance as we help them navigate the healthcare system and other related supportive services. We also have some cases of existing patients who are faced with life-threatening illnesses now contracting COVID-19 making their recovery much more complicated. One family that we are working with consists of a COVID-19 positive pregnant mother who is terrified for the health of her baby and her five-year-old son, worried about the loss of income, as well as whether her housekeeping job will still be there when David Selberg, her health improves, and fearful that her immigration status CEO Hospice of SB will become known if she enters the healthcare system. It’s heartbreaking that a single illness has such a profound and damaging ripple effect. It is my fervent hope that when this pandemic is (for the most part) firmly behind us, that we carry its lessons forward. There will always be systems and communications failures in any national or global crisis which we can’t control, but compassion, empathy, good-will, and common sense are up to all of us.

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URANTE ESTE “AÑO DE COVID-19” ANTERIOR, me ha recordado dolorosamente a otro virus mortal. La epidemia de VIH / SIDA fue una larga pesadilla, especialmente para la comunidad LGBTQ, de la que formo parte. Hay algunas similitudes muy tristes con lo que está sucediendo hoy. Ambas pandemias estuvieron o están plagadas de ignorancia, desinformación y fanatismo y las comunidades marginadas se llevaron la peor parte de la enfermedad. Al mismo tiempo, ambos virus se han cobrado la vida de cientos de miles de estadounidenses y millones en todo el mundo. Lo que más me enoja y frustra más durante esta crisis de salud es que sabemos mucho más hoy y que gran parte del dolor y el sufrimiento que estamos experimentando se puede evitar. Al igual que las vacunas que salvan vidas están disponibles, el número de casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Santa Bárbara han estado aumentando según el Departamento de Salud Pública. La consecuencia directa de esto es enfermedad, hospitalizaciones y muerte. Las consecuencias indirectas incluyen impactos financieros en las familias y negocios locales, los niños que aún no asisten a las clases, así como el costo colectivo de salud emocional que esto nos está cobrando a todos. Desde la perspectiva del Hospicio of Santa Barbara, nuestro trabajo en todas las áreas, incluyendo los servicios de atención al paciente y el apoyo a la salud mental, ha aumentado drásticamente desde principios de año. Hemos tenido 25 referencias relacionadas con COVID-19 en enero hasta ahora (85 casos en total). Cada caso, por supuesto, afecta a toda una familia que a menudo se encuentra aislada. La edad de nuestros pacientes que son COVID positivos varían entre los ocho años y los 67. Hemos recurrido a nuestras subvenciones para la calidad de vida para brindar apoyo financiero para los artículos que se necesitan con urgencia, incluyendo comestibles y medicamentos de venta libre. Muchos de nuestros clientes también necesitan asistencia con la traducción al español, ya que les ayudamos a navegar por el sistema de salud y otros servicios de apoyo relacionados. También tenemos algunos casos de pacientes existentes que enfrentan enfermedades potencialmente mortales y que han contraído COVID-19, lo que hace que su recuperación sea mucho más complicada. Una familia con la que estamos trabajando consiste de una madre embarazada con COVID-19 que está aterrorizada por la salud de su bebé y su hijo de cinco años, preocupada por la pérdida de ingresos, así como por si tendrá su trabajo de limpieza cuando su salud mejore y teme que se conozca su estatus migratorio si ingresa al sistema de salud. Es desgarrador que una sola enfermedad tenga un efecto dominó tan profundo y dañino. Tengo la ferviente esperanza de que cuando esta pandemia esté (en su mayor parte) firmemente en el pasado, llevemos adelante sus lecciones. Siempre habrá fallas en los sistemas y las comunicaciones en cualquier crisis nacional o global que no podamos controlar, pero la compasión, la empatía, la buena voluntad y el sentido común dependen de todos nosotros.

Be well,

Cuídate,

CEO, Hospice of SB

CEO, Hospice of SB

David Selberg

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MOXI Has Welcomed Six New Board Members and Elected Alixe Mattingly as Board Chair

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IX NEW MEMBERS have joined MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation’s board of directors: Lily Hahn, Stephen Leider, Kirsten McLaughlin, Deji Olukotun, Amber Kaplan Sprague, and Casey Summar and incumbent board member Alixe Mattingly was elected as the board’s new chair. MOXI’s volunteer board of directors works directly with the museum’s president and chief executive officer to oversee and support the organization’s commitment to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. “MOXI is excited to welcome so many new perspectives and a wide variety of talents to our board this year,” said Robin Gose, president and CEO. “As we continue to serve our community despite the ongoing closure of the museum doors, fresh energy and passion for the importance of our work is vital to ensuring our sustainability.”

LILY HAHN, a founding donor of the museum, has served on the museum’s committee for its annual fundraiser for two years. Born in New York, and raised in Santa Barbara and North Carolina, she and her son split their time between Santa Barbara and Tryon, Lily Hahn North Carolina. A longtime advocate for STEAM learning and educational causes for children, she has also served on the annual event committee for the United Way of Santa Barbara County. STEPHEN LEIDER is a partner and commercial real estate broker at Lee & Stephen Leider Associates with 30+ years of experience. He most recently served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, has previously served as president of the board of the Santa Barbara Zoo, and served on the boards of Santa Barbara Middle School and CALM. Leider is a graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a degree in business management. KIRSTEN MCLAUGHLIN is market vice president of Santa Barbara for Cox Communications. A Santa Barbara local, McLaughlin previously served on the boards of the Business Giving Roundtable, the Santa Barbara Family YMCA, and the California Cable and Telecommunications Association. She currently co-chairs the South Coast Business and Technology Awards steering committee as well as volunteering with Partners in Education, the California YMCA Youth and Government Program, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Santa Barbara. McLaughlin holds a bachelor’s degree Kirsten McLaughlin in political science and mass communications from UC Berkeley, and a master’s degree in public policy from UCLA. DEJI OLUKOTUN is director of policy and corporate social responsibility at Sonos, where he oversees Sonos’ policy and government relations on global competition, U.S. privacy initiatives, and the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. He is an attorney and a fiction writer, with his work appearing in Quartz, the Washington Post, The Guardian, NPR, and Vice. Olukotun is also the author of the award-winning Deji Olukotun novel, After the Flare. He holds degrees from Yale University and Stanford University Law School, and a Master of Philosophy degree from University of Cape Town. AMBER KAPLAN SPRAGUE, an immunologist, is a senior advisory board member of NKMax America, Inc., which is a clinical stage biotechnology company working to treat solid tumors by developing unique natural killer cell therapies. Her past experiences include working as the company’s chief scientific officer and interim chief business officer, as well as an analyst and partner at two biotech venture capital funds. A strong supporter of science education, she spends her time volunteering Amber Kaplan Sprague for a range of causes that emphasize women serving in healthcare and other STEM fields. She is also an ambassador for Santa Barbara’s Wilderness Youth Project. She holds her doctorate in immunology from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. CASEY SUMMAR is a partner with The Law Firm for Non-Profits and adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School. Her past experiences include founding the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for Arts, which eventually became the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, and serving as the organization’s executive director for over a decade. Summar has served our community as secretary of the board of the Common Table Foundation, and Casey Summar chair of the board of the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center last year. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law. She holds a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Belmont University.

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ALIXE MATTINGLY has served on the board since 2012, and has been a member of the executive committee since 2017. Beyond these roles, she supported the museum by acting as its interim CEO for six months the first year it was open, and by co-chairing its $25 million capital campaign. Mattingly has extensive experience in public affairs, having worked as Deputy Press Secretary for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. On a local level, she has worked with Direct Relief International, Davies Public Affairs, and the Santa Barbara Foundation in communications and marketing leadership positions. She is a graduate of Hollins University. www.moxi.org

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Lydia Ballantine Joins Explore Ecology Teams LYDIA BALLANTINE is the new Environmental Educator and Watershed Resource Center Manager at Explore Ecology. Ever appreciative of our natural resources and the world around us, Ballantine is originally from rural New Hampshire. She has been a member of our community since 2019, and worked at MOXI, the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation prior to joining Explore Ecology. In her new role, Ballantine is excited to work with environmental education efforts, and views the task of teaching younger generations about how to care for our environment as extremely important. She holds her degree in Sociology and Environmental studies from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. www.exploreecology.org

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Billy Goldstein Named Village Properties’ Director of Business Development and Strategy BILLY GOLDSTEIN has been announced as Village Properties’ new Director of Business Development and Strategy. His responsibilities in this role will be to work to grow the company, enhance its marketing research, support agents, and help coordinate the company’s new partnership with Forbes Global Properties. With over 15 years of experience in real estate, Goldstein’s past positions include working as a research analyst, project manager, and salesperson with Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, and being the Director of New Development and Chief Operating Officer to an agent team with Compass. He is an alumnus of Union College of New York. www.villagesite.com

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New Trustees at the Santa Barbara Foundation

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MATT ROWE has joined the Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees. A financial advisor and certified investment management analyst, Rowe has been an active member of the Santa Barbara community since he moved here in 2008. In addition to his new role with SBF, he serves on the boards of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and the Santa Barbara Family YMCA, where he acted as Board Chair in the past. In 2019, Rowe received the Golden Triangle of Distinguished Service Award by the Channel Islands YMCA. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Monash University, Australia.

TRACY STOUFFER is also a new member of the Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees. Recently retired from working in the financial industry, she has lived in Santa Barbara with her family since 2009. Her past experience includes working as an international portfolio manager for a number of firms, such as Dreyfus Founders Funds, Federated Global Investment Management, and Clariden Bank (Credit Suisse). Beyond her new role with SBF, Stouffer is a Habitat for Humanity board member, acts on the Finance and Family Services Committee, a sustainer on the Women’s Board of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and a member of the Research Committee of the Women’s Tracy Stouffer Fund of Santa Barbara. She holds a master’s in business administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.

James Rogers

JAMES ROGERS, the Founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences, has also joined the Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees. His company works to combat global food waste by developing plant-based technologies that keep vegetables and fruits fresher longer, and has been honored multiple times as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and World Changing Ideas. Rogers has also been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and Fortune Magazine included him in their 2019 “40 under 40” list. He currently sits on the UCSB Alumni Association Board. Rogers holds bachelor’s degrees in Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, as well as a MS in Economics and Ph.D. in Materials www.sbfoundation.org from UCSB.


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Community News Santa Barbara City College Wellness Center Presented Exemplary Program Award

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VALUABLE RESOURCE TO MANY LOCAL STUDENTS, Santa Barbara City College’s Student Health and Wellness Services Center, The WELL, has received an Exemplary Program Award for 2020-21. Presented by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, The WELL was honored for its ability to adapt to a virtual format in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. “At a time where connection and wellness are as important as ever, we are incredibly proud that The WELL has been recognized for its innovative programs and continued service and support of students,” said SBCC Superintendent and President Utpal K. Goswami, Ph.D. About 6,000 students accessed The WELL’s website for resources between January and October 2020. The WELL provides a range of services for SBCC students, including Rebecca Bean, Student Program group counseling and related services, holistic health and Advisor at The WELL wellness workshops, and skills building. Its virtual interactive presence has been available since January 2019. The Exemplary Program Award was created by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors in 1991 to honor outstanding programs at community colleges. This year’s theme for the award was “Equitable Practices in a Virtual Educational Environment.” “We are grateful to be a progressive wellness program that has become a beacon of support, healing, and innovation for the diverse SBCC community,” said Rebecca Bean, Student Program Advisor at The WELL. “A huge thank-you goes out to the dynamic Student Health and Wellness Services team, SBCC departments and programs, and the external community partners that have worked passionately to empower SBCC students to become proactive around their health, create a wellness community, and reduce stigma around mental health differences. The WELL’s goal moving forward is to be able to share its innovative health and wellness program model and online platform with interested California community colleges and for them to adapt the curriculum and resources to meet their specific student populations and programming needs.” To learn more about The WELL, visit https://sbcc.edu/healthservices/thewell.php.

A. Barry Cappello and Leila Noël Included on 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers List A. BARRY CAPPELLO and LEILA NOËL, of the local firm Cappello & Noël LLP, have been added to the 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, and makes its selections based on a process comprised of a survey of lawyers, peer reviews by practice area, and an independent research evaluation. No more than five percent of lawyers are awarded this recognition. However, for these Santa Barbara partners, receiving this honor is familiar, with Cappello having been a Super Lawyer each year since 2007 and Noël being a Super Lawyer for the past six years. A. Barry Cappello

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City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Applications and Nominations Open

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RE YOU A POET? Do you feel passionately about promoting awareness and appreciation for the literary arts? The Santa County Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Public Library, is currently accepting applications and nominations for the 2021 Santa Barbara Poet Laureate. The deadline is March 5th. “The Poet Laureate position represents Santa Barbara’s commitment to literacy, creativity, and education,” said City Arts Advisory Committee Chair Margie Yayhavi. Created as an honorary position in 2005, the Santa Barbara Poet Laureate’s responsibilities include participating in educational, cultural, and ceremonial community activities, supporting and promoting the City’s artistic accomplishments, and acting as a spokesperson for the literary arts community. Additionally, they will be expected to celebrate and represent our community’s history and diversity. The individual chosen must be a local resident and a recognized poet, and will receive a $2,000 stipend over their two year term. “Poetry is an art that is available to absolutely everyone,” said current Poet Laureate LaureAnne Bosselaar, whose term will end this March. “Everyone is a poet at heart. No need for paint, ballet shoes, clay, a stage, canvas, tuba, or guitar: we just need paper and pen! I’m so grateful to have met many truly talented and most moving poets during my tenure, who wrote poetry for the very first time.”

To learn more, apply, or nominate an individual to be Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, visit www.sbac.ca.gov/poet-laureate.

Meet Rebecca Bjork, Santa Barbara’s New Assistant City Administrator

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OR THE PAST 32 YEARS, Rebecca Bjork has devoted her time and energy to the City of Santa Barbara. From when she first embarked on her public service journey to her present role as Interim Community Development Director, she has aimed to support our community for residents and visitors alike. Now, she will apply this dedication as Assistant City Administrator. “I am really excited to work with the executive team and on issues affecting the City, despite our different roles as department heads, we all serve the same public,” shared Bjork. “We have a really Rebecca Bjork was named great leadership team and I am looking forward to working with all of them to bring our collective Assistant City Administrator experiences to bear on issues.” Bjork began working in public service through the environmental field before beginning her career with the City of Santa Barbara. She has held a number of positions with the City, including acting as Water Resources Manager from 2007 to 2014. In this role, she oversaw water and wastewater utilities, namely the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant and Cater Water Treatment Plant, where she supervised the beginning of using ozonation to improve drinking water. Most recently, Bjork held the position of Public Works Director for more than five years. During that time, she managed the Public Works Department and its many efforts to maintain and improve our city, including, but not limited to, transportation planning, capital project design, water and wastewater utilities, and street maintenance. She also helped advise the City’s response to the recent drought. Throughout it all, Bjork has maintained a sincere appreciation for our city and community. “One of the highlights of my career thus far was sitting in for the City Administrator to hear the interviews by volunteers for positions on various boards and commissions,” said Bjork. “The passion for the City and the interest to volunteer time, experience, and passion in the support of our City was just so moving for me.” She also commented on her achievement of working with the City of Santa Barbara as it signed its water contract with Montecito. “The thing I am most pleased about with regard to the agreement with Montecito Water District is the regionalism it represents,” shared Bjork. “Despite the political boundaries, we are really one community and we are stronger when we work together and collaborate to jointly address issues.” As Assistant City Administrator, it is Bjork’s responsibility to supervise a number of operating departments, offer policy information and guidance to the City Council, and act in City Administrator Paul Casey’s place in the case of his absence. Personally, her goals are to support the City Administrator and to make sure the City Council has the information and public engagement opportunities necessary for its policy decisions. “I am also interested in ensuring that our communications reach all of our community and that there are not barriers to participation in our many opportunities for civic engagement,” she added. Looking ahead, Bjork feels optimistic about the future of the City of Santa Barbara and how it will continue to grow and change after the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have seen during COVID that we can be nimble and flexible in support of our business community,” said Bjork. “Certainly we are exploring opportunities to redesign how State Street is used by and for the community. It has become a local draw again. I think we can use that experience to re-engage with our local community in the heart of our City.”

National Terrorism Advisory Bulletin Issued for United States

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HE ACTING SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY has issued a rare National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration. Information suggests that some ideologicallymotivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence. DURATION: This Bulletin will expire on or before April 30, 2021 at 1pm ET.

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Community Resources & Activities In the Time of COVID-19

Museums & The Arts

John Kay, KT Tunstall, and Pianos on State. For tickets (Free-$15) visit www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming

Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page showcases virtual workshops, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning

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

MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: includes videos based on weekly themes exploring a variety of different scientific phenomena with activities to guide you with easy experiments and design challenges. www.moxi.org/athome. They also offer MOXI Innovation Workshop Maker Kits bring the learning, creative thinking, and fun of the museum to your home. Available for Pickup or Contactless Delivery ($21.25-$65) http://www.moxi.org/makerkits Santa Barbara Maritime Museum On The Move: Maritime-related events and activities that you can do from home and outside with engaging activities for students to enjoy while exploring local ecosystems and biomes found in their own backyard. Programs can be customized and are available in English and Spanish. www.sbmm.org/at-home

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art 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 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home offers activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check for regular updates. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home PCPA Plays On! – Though their stages may be dark... PCPA Plays On! is sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused. www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ SBIFF Family Film Fun — Song of the Sea: Travel with siblings Ben and Saoirse as they embark on an adventure to save the spirit world and free the fairies in this week’s SBIFF Family Film Fun, Song of the Sea. Access the free activity guide here: https://tinyurl.com/y4hofb7m. SBIFF Film Talk: An online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. Each week a short film will be available for viewing online, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/ Cabrillo High School Aquarium Virtual Tours are available for students in grades TK to 5th grade. CHS students will deliver information about each exhibit, and then answer questions at the end of the tour. For more info and to request a tour visit https://tinyurl.com/yynw9s83

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

Sculpture body, Concerts@Home: Each Sundayengages at 10am, Camerata Pacifica streams music & interviews frommind, their video& library. View at soul. https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/#. Add an aesthetic

Lobero Theatre Live Streams: Support the Lobero Theatre wake-up to your by watching their offerings of virtual concerts including,

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Outdoors 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

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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

Casa del Herrero is temporarily closed. www.casadelherrero.com/tours

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast: Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first and third weekends of the month, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form. https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open daily from 10am to 5pm (members 9-5pm). 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 SB Museum of Natural History and Sea Center are temporarily closed. www.sbnature.org Lotusland will re-open February 13, 2021. To reserve a SelfGuided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org

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

Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Birdwatchers have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via Zoom until further notice Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15pm. Each week will focus on a different topic. Join the current Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: meeting by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj Find links to community and national resources about Sensual... Expressive... mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m Rancho La Patera & Stow House: Take a a tour ofSculpture the engages The Library also has books and resources for you to newly-opened Ranch Yard, drop off a donation, support the help you Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month body, mind, &cope. soul. Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds of Rancho La collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6 Patera on the weekends, from 11am to 2pm. Add an aesthetic www.goletahistory.org COVID-19 Isolation Support Group: New Beginnings wake-upis offering to your a free COVID-19 Isolation Support Group on Mondays from 5:30 to 7pm via Zoom. To sign up call or environment. text 805-419-3212. https://tinyurl.com/y235zn2r SB Public Library Virtual Programming: From toddlers Free Online ServSafe Food Handlers Courses and to adults, the SB Public Library offers a variety of virtual Certifications: ServSafe Food Handler® California Online programs including story time, book clubs, conversation Course and Assessment is a comprehensive solution that groups, and more. For a complete schedule visit delivers consistent food safety training to employees. The online course is offered in English, Spanish, Simplified https://tinyurl.com/ybolucly Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Register at: Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, https://tinyurl.com/y37tcjzx to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing

Resources & Workshops

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden remains open 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: Online stores are open 24/7 with unique items for all ages. Curbside pickup or shipping is available • Museum: 2559 Puesta del Sol • Sea Center: 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org

UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER PRESENTS

Jadiex n e o h P P artinez M M RED FEAT U Y POE TR H IT W SE T

Join the MCC in an evening of poetry performed by Jade Phoenix. Jade Phoenix is a fierce story and truth teller, a vulnerable yet dynamic performance poet and actress, an informative and engaging cultural producer of film and media, that uses her platform and art to shift and change the conversations and dialogue, specifically for trans women/femme and gender non conforming people of color in the arts, academia, and film.

Online Performance Fri, Jan. 29th, 7:30pm PST Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/81498309431

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Irresistible sensuality... Quiet, expressive presence... or a joyful skip – Sculpture engages body, mind, & soul. Consider adding an aesthetic wake-up to your environment.


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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. 2021 UBGC Meeting: The United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County will hold its annual meeting online on Thursday, January 28th at 12:30pm. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/yxsonv7j. Reunión UBGC 2021: United Boys & Girls Clubs del condado de Santa Bárbara llevará a cabo su reunión anual en línea el jueves, 28 de enero a las 12:30pm. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/yxsonv7j. Food & Drink: Cuisines of Many Cultures: The Santa Barbara Independent will host its next Downtown Business Spotlight online on Thursday, January 28th at 3pm. Led by Matt Kettmann, the conversation on local restaurants will feature Ninder Josan of Apna, Charlotte Andersen of Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant, and Daniel Yoshimi and Jennifer Yannella of Brasil Arts Café. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/yylblkl5.

Large Neon Heart Light Sculpture by Rod Lathim The Friendship Center’s Festival of Hearts 2021 Virtual Fundraiser is now underway, and will continue until Saturday, February 6th. Donate at www.friendshipcentersb.org/foh2021 to support the nonprofit’s HEART (Help Elders at Risk Today) Program. El Festival de Corazones 2021, un evento virtual del Friendship Center para recaudar fondos ya está en marcha y continuará hasta el sábado, 6 de febrero. Dona en www.friendshipcentersb. org/foh2021 para apoyar el programa HEART (Ayuda a los ancianos en riesgo hoy) de la organización sin fines de lucro.

Thursday, January 28th LECTURES & WORKSHOPS LGBTQ+ Alzheimer’s Community Forum: The Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Coast will host this virtual community forum on Thursday, January 28th from 10:30am to 12 noon. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y5d6ltxq. 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. 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.

Comida y bebida: Cocinas de muchas culturas: El Santa Barbara Independent será el anfitrión de su próximo ‘Downtown Business Spotlight’ en línea el jueves, 28 de enero a las 3pm. Dirigida por Matt Kettmann, la conversación sobre restaurantes locales contará con Ninder Josan de Apna, Charlotte Andersen de Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant, y Daniel Yoshimi y Jennifer Yannella de Brasil Arts Café. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl. com/yylblkl5.

Friday, January 29th LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

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. 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 The Friendship Center’s Festival of Hearts 2021 Virtual Fundraiser is now underway, and will continue until Saturday, February 6th. Donate at www.friendshipcentersb. org/foh2021 to support the nonprofit’s HEART (Help Elders at Risk Today) Program. El Festival de Corazones 2021, un evento virtual del Friendship Center para recaudar fondos ya está en marcha y continuará hasta el sábado, 6 de febrero. Dona en www. friendshipcentersb.org/foh2021 para apoyar el programa HEART (Ayuda a los ancianos en riesgo hoy) de la organización sin fines de lucro. Virtual Business-2-Business Networking: The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by UCLA Health, will host this online networking event on

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.

SB Krav Maga will host an Outdoor Women’s Self Defense Seminar at 325 Magnolia Ave. on Saturday, January 30th from 12 to 1:30pm. Individuals aged 12 and up welcome, sign up ($20) at https://tinyurl.com/y3e4sc43. SB Krav Maga organizará un Seminario de autodefensa para mujeres al aire libre en 325 Magnolia Ave. el sábado, 30 de enero de 12 a 1:30pm. Individuos mayores de 12 años son bienvenidos, regístrate ($20) en https://tinyurl.com/y3e4sc43.

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 libro de este mes es Furia de Yamile Saied Mendez. Para participar, visita https://tinyurl.com/yxm9gm2t. 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. 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. 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.

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January 29, 2021

Fujii and Yaguchi Family Freesia Field: Infant Bob Fujii, his mother, and Mr. and Mrs. Yaguchi stand in their freesia field. Growing fields of these fragrant flowers was one of the many ventures that Japanese American farmers and growers pursued in Santa Barbara. Part of Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation’s virtual Nihonmachi Exhibit which opens in conjunction with Rememberance Day on February 1st. Campo de fresia de la familia Fujii y Yaguchi: El bebé Bob Fujii, su madre y el Sr. y la Sra. Yaguchi se encuentran en su campo de fresia. Cultivar campos de estas fragantes flores fue una de las muchas empresas que los granjeros y cultivadores japoneses estadounidenses emprendieron en Santa Bárbara. Parte de la exhibición virtual Nihonmachi del Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation que tendrá su apertura junto con el Día del Recuerdo el 1 de febrero.

Saturday, January 30th LECTURES & WORKSHOPS 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. 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 UCSB, y Escribir la consulta y contratar a un agente, dirigida por los autores locales Ellen O’Connell Whittet y Aaron Shulman. El registro es limitado, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y5mtmhra y https://tinyurl.com/y3lu6wau. 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.

Sunday, January 31st

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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.

Monday, February 1st SPECIAL EVENTS Explore Santa Barbara’s Nihonmachi: The Santa Barbara Public Library, in partnership with the SB Trust for Historic Preservation, encourages you to view the free virtual exhibit on Santa Barbara’s Nihonmachi (Japantown) beginning Monday, February 1st. This is part of SBPL’s programming for the Day of Remembrance, Executive Order 9066. https://tinyurl.com/y458ypz7.

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 13th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap Online! Find the Seed Swap on Sunday, Jan. 31st online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117. Find out the winner of the Local Food Hero Award. For more info visit: www.sbpermaculture.org or call 805-962-2571. 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.

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Cuando suceden cosas malas: Preparación y gestión durante una crisis: La Asociación de Mujeres en las Comunicaciones - Capítulo de Santa Bárbara (AWC-SB) recibirá a la oradora invitada Sheri Benninghoven en su próxima reunión virtual el miércoles, 3 de febrero a las 5:30pm. Regístrate (gratis para miembros, $10 para no miembros) en https://tinyurl.com/y6ed99d4.

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Alluring Aloes: Lotusland’s Aloe Adventure: Ganna Walska Lotusland invites you to join Paul Mills, Curator of the Living Collections, and Tom Cole, Cold Spring Aloes for an online presentation on Lotusland’s exciting winterblooming garden on Wednesday, February 3rd from 6 to 7pm. Register (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/y43h4e5l. Sabila seductores: la aventura de la sabila de Lotusland: Ganna Walska Lotusland te invita a unirte a Paul Mills, curador de Colecciones vivientes, y Tom Cole, Sabila de primavera fría para una presentación en línea sobre el emocionante jardín de flores de invierno de Lotusland el miércoles, 3 de febrero de 6 a 7pm. Regístrate (gratis) aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y43h4e5l.

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Film Screening: A Love Song for Latasha: UCSB’s Multicultural Center will host an online screening of the 2019 short film A Love Song for Latasha, directed by Sophia Nahli Allison, on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6pm. Access Zoom link (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa.

Aloe marlothii - mountain aloe Alluring Aloes: Lotusland’s Aloe Adventure: Ganna Walska Lotusland invites you to join Paul Mills, Curator of the Living Collections, and Tom Cole, Cold Spring Aloes for an online presentation on Lotusland’s exciting winter-blooming garden on Wednesday, February 3rd from 6 to 7pm. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y43h4e5l. Sabila seductores: la aventura de la sabila de Lotusland: Ganna Walska Lotusland te invita a unirte a Paul Mills, curador de Colecciones vivientes, y Tom Cole, Sabila de primavera fría para una presentación en línea sobre el emocionante jardín de flores de invierno de Lotusland el miércoles, 3 de febrero de 6 a 7pm. Regístrate (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y43h4e5l. Explora Nihonmachi de Santa Bárbara: La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara, en asociación con el SB Trust for Historic Preservation, te alienta a ver la exhibición virtual gratuita sobre Nihonmachi (Ciudad de japón) de Santa Bárbara a partir del lunes, 1 de febrero. Esto es parte de la programación de SBPL para el Día del Recuerdo, Orden Ejecutiva 9066. https://tinyurl.com/y458ypz7. Single Family Design Board Meeting: The City of Santa Barbara’s Single Family Design Board is scheduled to meet online on Monday, February 1st at 3pm. Learn more and attend at https://tinyurl.com/y4ko2rup. Reunión de la junta de diseño unifamiliar: La Junta de Diseño de Vivienda Unifamiliar de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara está programada para reunirse en línea el lunes, 1 de febrero a las 3pm. Obtén más información y participa de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/y4ko2rup.

Tuesday, February 2nd LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Understanding Medicare: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will hold a free virtual presentation on better understanding Medicare benefits on Tuesday, February 2nd at 2pm. For info or to register, call 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, or email Seniors@kcbx.net or visit https://centralcoastseniors.org. Entendiendo Medicare: El Programa de Asesoramiento y Defensa de Seguros de Salud (HICAP) ofrecerá una presentación virtual gratuita sobre una mejor comprensión de los beneficios de Medicare el martes, 2 de febrero a las 2pm. Para obtener información o registrarte, llama al 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, envía un correo electrónico a Seniors@kcbx.net o visita https://centralcoastseniors.org. Roundtable: 1920/2020: The Carsey-Wolf Center will host its next installment of its Media, Technology, and Politics Under Pressure series on Tuesday, February 2nd from 4 to 5:15pm. Featuring Stephen Groening, Maggie Hennefeld, Brian Jacobson, and Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece, this virtual event will explore the history and changes of cinematic and public spaces. Register (free) at https://tinyurl.com/y3o8p44x.

Mesa redonda: 1920/2020: El Centro Carsey-Wolf será el anfitrión de la próxima entrega de su serie Medios, tecnología y política bajo presión el martes, 2 de febrero de 4 a 5:15pm. Con Stephen Groening, Maggie Hennefeld, Brian Jacobson y Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece, este evento virtual explorará la historia y los cambios de los espacios públicos y cinematográficos. Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/y3o8p44x.

SPECIAL EVENTS Anna Deavere Smith: Notes From the Field/Snapshots: Portraits of a World in Transition: Join UCSB Arts & Lectures in welcoming critically acclaimed playwright, professor, and actor Anna Deavere Smith for a virtual presentation and Q&A on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7pm. Smith’s performance examines themes of diversity, character, and community in our country. Register ($10 general admission, free for UCSB students) at https://tinyurl.com/yy47hcxr.

Proyección de película: Una canción de amor para Latasha: El Centro Multicultural de UCSB ofrecerá una proyección en línea del cortometraje de 2019 A Love Song for Latasha (Una canción de amor para Latasha), dirigido por Sophia Nahli Allison, el miércoles, 3 de febrero a las 6pm. Para acceso al enlace de Zoom (gratis) visita: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa.

SPECIAL EVENTS Historic Landmarks Commission: The City of Santa Barbara’s Historic Landmarks Commission will meet online Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:30pm. To learn more or attend, visit https://tinyurl.com/y533mgtm. Comisión de Monumentos Históricos: La Comisión de Monumentos Históricos de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara se reunirá en línea el miércoles, 3 de febrero a la 1:30pm. Para obtener más información o para asistir de forma virtual, visita https://tinyurl.com/y533mgtm.

Thursday, February 4th LECTURES & WORKSHOPS The 500 Faces of Teotihuacan: The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will host its next online Art Matters Lecture on Thursday, February 4th at 3pm. Presented by Matthew Robb, Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum, this talk will examine the historical and artistic significance of the stone faces from Teotihuacan. Reserve your spot (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y6teuouv.

Reunión del Ayuntamiento: El Ayuntamiento de Santa Bárbara se reunirá virtualmente el martes, 2 de febrero a las 2pm. Obtén más información y participa de forma virtual visitando https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar.

Wednesday, February 3rd LECTURES & WORKSHOPS When Bad Things Happen — Preparing and Managing During a Crisis: The Association for Women in Communications – Santa Barbara chapter (AWC-SB) will

Race Matters Series: Killing the Black Body: The UCSB Multicultural Center will host Dr. Dorothy Roberts to discuss her book Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty on Thursday, February 4th at 6 pm. Published over 20 years ago, this book examines the history and connection of reproductive and racial politics in America. Access the Zoom link (free) here: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa. La Serie de la raza importa: Matando el cuerpo negro: El UCSB Multicultural Center recibirá a la Dra. Dorothy Roberts para discutir su libro Matando al cuerpo negro: raza, reproducción y el significado de la libertad el jueves, 4 de febrero a las 6pm. Publicado hace más de 20 años, este libro examina la historia y la conexión de la política reproductiva y racial en los Estados Unidos. Para acceso al enlace Zoom (gratis) visita: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa. The Anza Trail Today, Commemorating 250 Years: The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation will host Naomi Torres, Superintendent of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, for a virtual presentation on Thursday, February 4th from 6 to 7:30pm. To register (free), visit https://tinyurl.com/y3m327o7. El sendero Anza hoy, conmemorando 250 años: El Fideicomiso de Preservación Histórica de Santa Bárbara recibirá a Naomi Torres, Superintendente del Sendero Histórico Nacional Juan Bautista de Anza, para una presentación virtual el jueves, 4 de febrero de 6 a 7:30pm. Para registrarte (gratis), visita https://tinyurl.com/y3m327o7. Our Collective Shadow: Racism, Trauma, and Privilege: Pacifica Graduate Institute will offer this online course taught by Fanny Brewster, Ph.D. beginning Thursday, February 4th at 12pm. Sign up for the class ($125-225) at https://tinyurl.com/y2zlekbe.

Film Screening: A Love Song for Latasha: UCSB’s Multicultural Center will host an online screening of the 2019 short film A Love Song for Latasha, directed by Sophia Nahli Allison, on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6pm. Access Zoom link (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa Proyección de película: Una canción de amor para Latasha: El Centro Multicultural de UCSB ofrecerá una proyección en línea del cortometraje de 2019 A Love Song for Latasha (Una canción de amor para Latasha), dirigido por Sophia Nahli Allison, el miércoles, 3 de febrero a las 6pm. Para acceso al enlace de Zoom (gratis) visita: https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa https://tinyurl.com/yyyqwffa.

Nuestra sombra colectiva: racismo, trauma y privilegio: Pacifica Graduate Institute ofrecerá este curso en línea impartido por Fanny Brewster, Ph.D. a partir del jueves, 4 de febrero a las 12pm. Regístrate para la clase ($125-$225) en https://tinyurl.com/y2zlekbe.

Friday, February 5th

Planning Commission Meeting: The City of Santa Barbara’s Planning Commission will virtually meet on Thursday, February 4th at 1pm. Learn more and attend at https://tinyurl.com/y6zgomxe.

First Fridays at Four Concert: The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society will post its next First Fridays at Four performance video on Friday, February 5th at 4pm. View for free by visiting their YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/yxoqxp5k.

Reunión de la Comisión de Planificación: La Comisión de Planificación de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara se reunirá virtualmente el jueves, 4 de febrero a la 1pm. Obtén más información y asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y6zgomxe.

MOVIES & THEATRE Subversives: Short Films About Intersex Life: The CarseyWolf Center will host director Aubree Bernier-Clarke, producer and activist Pidgeon Pagonis, and director, writer, and actor River Gallo on Thursday, February 4th from 4 to 5pm. They will discuss the films A Normal Girl and Ponyboi, which focus on intersex lives. To receive links to watch both films and view the discussion, register (free) at https://tinyurl.com/y4tojrtw.

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Concierto del primer viernes a las cuatro: La Sociedad Filarmónica de Santa María publicará su próximo video del concierto “Primer viernes a las cuatro” el viernes, 5 de febrero a las 4pm. Ve el concierto gratis visitando su canal de YouTube en https://tinyurl.com/yxoqxp5k.

SPECIAL EVENTS Minnijean Brown-Trickey: Return to Little Rock: A Seminal Moment in American Civil Rights and Education: As part of its Race to Justice series, UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomes Civil Rights Legend Minnijean Brown-Trickey on Friday, February 5th at 5pm. A U.S. Congressional Gold Medal recipient, Brown-Trickey will speak to her experiences as a member of the Little Rock Nine and

Subversivos: cortometrajes sobre la vida intersexual: El Centro Carsey-Wolf recibirá al director Aubree BernierClarke, al productor y activista Pidgeon Pagonis, y al director, escritor y actor River Gallo el jueves, 4 de febrero de 4 a 5pm. Hablarán de las películas A Normal Girl y Ponyboi, que se centran en las vidas intersexuales. Para recibir enlaces para ver ambas películas y ver la discusión, regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/y4tojrtw.

Anna Deavere Smith: Notas del campo / Instantáneas: Retratos de un mundo en transición: Únete a UCSB Arts & Lectures para dar la bienvenida a la dramaturga, profesora y actriz aclamada por la crítica Anna Deavere Smith para una presentación virtual y sesión de preguntas y respuestas el martes, 2 de febrero a las 7pm. La presentación de Smith examina temas de diversidad, carácter y comunidad en nuestro país. Regístrate ($10 de admisión general, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB) en https://tinyurl.com/yy47hcxr. City Council Meeting: The Santa Barbara City Council will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 2nd at 2pm. Learn more and attend at https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar.

Las 500 caras de Teotihuacan: El Museo de Arte de Santa Bárbara ofrecerá su próxima conferencia en línea de El arte importa el jueves, 4 de febrero a las 3pm. Presentada por Matthew Robb, curador en jefe del Museo Fowler, esta charla examinará el significado histórico y artístico de las caras de piedra de Teotihuacan. Reserva tu lugar (gratis) en: https://tinyurl.com/y6teuouv.

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Virtual Safari

host guest speaker Sheri Benninghoven at its next virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd at 5:30pm. Register (free for members, $10 for nonmembers) at https://tinyurl.com/y6ed99d4.

January 29, 2021

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Jazz for Young People: UCSB Arts & Lectures will host Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a fun and engaging online learning opportunity on Thursday, February 4th at 10am. Intended for students in grades three to eight, this event will explore the work of pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. Register (free) at: https://tinyurl.com/y4to4qdw.

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Jervey Tervalon of UCSB College of Creative Studies 2021 Local Authors Days: The Santa Barbara Public Library invites you to enjoy the 2021 Local Authors Days: First Impressions Matter on Saturday, February 6th from 10am to 12pm. 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. 2021 Días Autores Locales: La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara te invita a disfrutar de los Días de Autores Locales 2021: Las primeras impresiones importan el sábado, 6 de febrero de 10am a 12pm. 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 UCSB, y Escribir la consulta y contratar a un agente, dirigida por los autores locales Ellen O’Connell Whittet y Aaron Shulman. El registro es limitado, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y5mtmhra y https://tinyurl.com/y3lu6wau.

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Minnijean Brown-Trickey: Regreso a Little Rock: Un momento fundamental en la educación y los derechos civiles estadounidenses: Como parte de su serie De la raza a la justicia, UCSB Arts & Lectures le da la bienvenida a la leyenda de los derechos civiles Minnijean Brown-Trickey el viernes, 5 de febrero a las 5pm. Brown-Trickey, ganadora de la Medalla de Oro del Congreso de los Estados Unidos, hablará sobre sus experiencias como miembro de Little Rock Nine y el subsecuente activismo social, seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Regístrate ($10 de admisión general, gratis para estudiantes de UCSB) en: https://tinyurl.com/y4mzkl3c.

Saturday, February 6th LECTURES & WORKSHOPS 2021 Local Authors Days: The Santa Barbara Public Library invites you to enjoy the 2021 Local Authors Days: First Impressions Matter on Saturday, February 6th from 10am to 12pm. 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. 2021 Días Autores Locales: La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara te invita a disfrutar de los Días de Autores Locales 2021: Las primeras impresiones importan el sábado, 6 de febrero de 10am a 12pm. 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 UCSB, y Escribir la consulta y contratar a un agente, dirigida por los autores locales Ellen O’Connell Whittet y Aaron Shulman. El registro es limitado, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y5mtmhra y https://tinyurl.com/y3lu6wau. Knox School Fireside Chats: The Knox School of Santa Barbara invites interested community members to hear from current Knox parents in their free, virtual meeting

on Saturday, February 6th from 9:30 to 11:30am. RSVP by contacting (805) 222-0107 or info@knoxschoolsb.org.

Santa Barbara Zoo Will Reopen To The Public On January 30th

Charlas de Knox School: La Escuela Knox de Santa Bárbara invita a los miembros de la comunidad interesados a escuchar a los padres actuales de Knox en su reunión virtual gratuita el sábado, 6 de febrero de 9:30 a 11:30am. Reserva tu lugar llamando al (805) 222-0107 o manda un correo electrónico a info@knoxschoolsb.org.

The Santa Barbara Zoo plans to reopen its doors to the Santa Barbara community on Saturday, January 30th. Guests will get to meet some of the Zoo’s newest residents who arrived at the Zoo since they last visited, including Penelope and Calabaza, the white-faced saki monkeys; two baby flamingos; fireback pheasants, and a glimpse into the construction of the new Australian Walkabout exhibit.

SPECIAL EVENTS Ortega Park Mural Rescue Project OnlineCommunity Forum: Community members are invited to participate in this virtual forum and panel discussion on Saturday, February 6th at 10am. Attendees will hear from experts on the historical and cultural significance of the Indigenous and Chicano Murals in Santa Barbara’s Historic Ortega Park. For more info email mark@onecommunitysb.org.

Online reservations will be required for both paid guests and Zoo members via their online reservation system. The Zoo is also still accepting registrations for Spring and Summer Zoo Camp! Find more info or register at: https://www.sbzoo.org/learn/zoo-camp/.

Foro de la comunidad en línea del Proyecto del Rescate del Mural del Parque Ortega: Los miembros de la comunidad están invitados a participar en este foro virtual y panel de discusión el sábado, 6 de febrero a las 10am. Los asistentes escucharán a expertos sobre la importancia histórica y cultural de los murales indígenas y chicanos en el histórico parque Ortega de Santa Bárbara. Para obtener más información, envía un correo electrónico a mark@onecommunitysb.org.

The Santa Barbara Zoo is open daily from 9am for members and 9:30am for general admission until 5pm; general admission is $19.95/adults, $14.95/ children 2 to 12, and free for children under 2. Parking is $11. www.sbzoo.org

Sunday, February 7th

El zoológico de Santa Bárbara reabrirá al público el 30 de enero

MOVIES & THEATRE Before Fiddler: The Rubicon Theatre Company invites you to view a live-streamed performance of Before Fiddler starring Hershey Felder on Sunday, February 7th at 5pm. Part of its Hershey Felder Presents — Live From Florence season, links to view the performance ($55) can be purchased at https://tinyurl.com/y5zn4hlc. Antes del Fiddler: El Rubicon Theatre Company te invita a ver una presentación en vivo de Antes del Fiddler protagonizada por Hershey Felder el domingo, 7 de febrero a las 5pm. Parte de su temporada Hershey Felder Presenta – En Vivo desde Florence, los enlaces para ver la presentación ($55) se pueden comprar en https://tinyurl.com/y5zn4hlc.

El Zoológico de Santa Bárbara planea reabrir sus puertas a la comunidad de Santa Bárbara el sábado, 30 de enero. Los visitantes conocerán a algunos de los residentes más nuevos del zoológico que llegaron al zoológico desde la última vez que lo visitaron, incluyendo a Penélope y Calabaza, los monos saki de cara blanca; dos flamencos bebés; faisanes de lomo de fuego, y un vistazo a la construcción de la nueva exhibición australiana ‘Walkabout.’ Se requerirán reservas en línea tanto para los huéspedes pagados como para los miembros del zoológico a través de su sistema de reservas en línea. ¡El zoológico también sigue aceptando inscripciones para el campamento zoológico de primavera y verano! Encuentra más información o regístrate en: www.sbzoo.org/learn/zoo-camp/. El zoológico de Santa Bárbara está abierto todos los días desde las 9am para los miembros y desde las 9:30am para la admisión general hasta las 5pm. La entrada general cuesta $19.95/adultos, $14.95/niños de dos a doce años y gratis para niños menores de dos años. El estacionamiento cuesta $11. www.sbzoo.org

DUE to COVID, there won’t be a physical gathering this year. We will miss you! Please stay tuned for online ideas & creativity posted on the Santa Barbara Annual Community Seed Swap Facebook page! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117 ) Your participation is encouraged. Share your ideas, and look forward to exciting postings by us, including the announcement of the Local Food Hero Award.

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Return to Little Rock: A Seminal Moment in American Civil Rights and Education

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New Year... New Challenges

COVID-19 Updates

First Responders Tend to Suspicious Fires

Avocado Festival Raises Money for Grants and Scholarships

January 24th: THIRD TRASH AND VEGETATION FIRE along the Santa Barbara train tracks today, all in the same area. This fire was at Victoria St., Westside at 10:52pm on Saturday. The other two were at Carrillo. Multiple Fire and Police called out to each one.

It all adds up!

With the arrival of the vaccine and the holidays behind us, HEALTH OFFICIALS LOOK TO BRING COVID-19 CASES AND RESTRICTIONS DOWN on the Central Coast. https://keyt.com/health/coronavirus/2021/01/26/ covid/?fbclid=IwAR2sid25oLE-JRTI9SuUn5uciJbxv57tTKMC3x iVCEvKTcTn7LJBEm7Xm5M

Stormy Weather

Even in a virtual form, the 2020 CALIFORNIA AVOCADO FESTIVAL is able to generate badly needed scholarship and grant money for the Carpinteria community. Checks went out today. https://keyt.com/lifestyle/community/2021/01/26/avocadofestival-donations-come-through-even-though-the-event-took-onan-online-look/?fbclid=IwAR3z6Jx7Bvb4coYvQNTLiSAWcG08f41eEF eYd2Is7EYdmAC7ClF1igfe3NQ

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With gas prices rising, I MAXIMIZED MY DISCOUNTS recently at Risdon’s in Carpinteria. On my bill I saved $.10 a gallon with a car wash, $.25 a gallon with the 76 app, and $10 off on my oil change with my Axxess Card. Then I spent my savings locally down at Jack’s Bagels.

Giant Eucalyptus Down on Pomar Lane

After 36 years on the Goleta waterfront, the BEACHSIDE BAR-CAFE is closing its doors permanently by the end of the month. Owners Dave and Peggy Hardy have thanked the community for the support on social media. It was annually voted one of the best restaurants in the “Goodland.” Longtimers remember Dave once owned Jasper’s. Annually, the Beachside was known for its popular Shrimp Fest meal deal. The restaurant is at the base of the pier right on the rock wave wall and sand. They were big UC Santa Barbara supporters and often had staff and athletes at the tables. They also hired many students as their servers. Thank YOU to the Hardys!

AHEAD OF THE BIG STORM - thousands of sandbags are being scooped up by residents on the Central Coast. Above is the Santa Barbara City location. For a list visit: Tuesday: Winter weather brings down a giant Eucalyptus tree, blocking Pomar Lane in Montecito this morning. Another branch smashed a car on Maricopa in Santa Barbara. The LEADING EDGE of what’s to come later this week.

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Making a Whale of a difference...

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HAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY (OR TWO OR THREE) MAKES! As of this writing, it’s snowing at the crest of the 154 highway in the mountains above Santa Barbara. Due to heavy snowfall, all traffic, including commercial vehicles, are being guided over the Grapevine into California’s central valley. Say ... what? Wasn’t it just last week that we were basking 80 degree summer weather along Butterfly Beach’s mini strand? In my confusion, I decided to view the coastline myself, to see if what I’d heard was really true. And, indeed it was! Butterfly Beach was almost vacant and the freezing air demanded a quick run back to my car and home. With limited opportunities for nautical and harbor related activities during this unusual weather, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s excellent website, featuring a huge library of interesting lectures on the Santa Barbara Channel and ocean related issues, was my next (much warmer!) stop. Didn’t take too long to find a fascinating lecture by Sean Hastings, project manager of NOAA’s Channel Island Blue Whale - Balaenoptera musculus National Marine Sanctuary, whose mission it is to monitor the uses of the Marine Sanctuary and to protect Blue whales – and others – from being killed in the shipping lanes between the Santa Barbara coastline and the Channel Islands. In presenting his lecture titled Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies, Hastings reminded his audience that whaling is a centuries old industry and was a source of income for a host of countries. Whales who found their home in the oceans of the world previously numbered in the hundreds of thousands; however, as a result of whaling, the Blue Whale population was reduced to a mere 2,000 before the last whaling station closed in 1972. Since that time, their population has continued to increase and the Santa Barbara Channel is their summer feeding ground. Currently, Blue Whale

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populations are the most threatened of the whale populations, as they haven’t learned to avoid collisions with passing ships. The shipping lanes between Los Angeles and other commercial harbors of California are the highways for cargo ships carrying goods essential for our global economy. The Santa Barbara Channel has evolved into a shared space between the natural and commercial worlds. Hastings reported that the work of the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary facilitated a shifting of established commercial lanes to better accommodate both whales and shipping. Additionally, the Sanctuary brought private industry to the table to curtail the speed of its ships - 12 to 10 knots - as they navigate through the Channel. Although a government agency, NOAA has accomplished this through negotiations rather than regulations. A model established by the Los Angeles harbor was adapted using financial incentives to encourage ships to lower speeds, protecting themselves as well as the whales. And, it offered an additional benefit for those of us who live on the land. The ‘Blue Sky’ element of Hastings’ talk included creating cleaner air over both the ocean and on land. “Did you know,” Hastings asked his audience, “that Santa Barbara does not meet the minimum air quality standards?” The burning of fossil fuel by cargo ships offshore translates into polluted air onshore. Lowering the speed of a ship, much the same as a car, requires less fuel and creates fewer toxins in the atmosphere. The standards established by the Marine Sanctuary are mutually beneficial for both our environment and commerce and continue to be a work in progress to this day. Yet the Blue Whale continues to need protection. At almost 100 feet long and 90 to 100 tons in weight, the whale is a massive mammal. If washed ashore, disposal is always an issue, as many can attest. It’s certainly a reminder that commercial needs and the natural environment require continuing compromise, whether it be in the ocean or on land. Hastings’ talk certainly brought this to my attention. Respecting Mother Nature’s balance is important for the survival of the planet and those of us who make it our home. Speaking of Mother Nature, let’s see what she has in store for us at the end of this rainy week. Stay tuned... Photo by Sigrid Toye

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Letter to the Editor Local Arts Organizations Need To Collaborate Will The Arts Survive and Thrive In Santa Barbara? Does Santa Barbara Need An Arts Collective?

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LONG WITH EVERYONE, the local arts community is being challenged by this pandemic. As the co-chair of the Abstract Art Collective, I have first hand knowledge of this challenge. We recently lost our non-profit sponsorship when The Squire Foundation closed. I know of other local arts groups that have closed. Others are hanging on by offering on-line programs. We [AAC] have done this as well, switching to online shows and educational events. Most of the work is carried out by our (over 100) members volunteering their time and energy. This challenge has me thinking that we need to search for a way to consolidate services to support these arts organizations under one umbrella, similar to Carpinteria’s and Mendocino’s art centers. There are currently 1,255 non-profit organizations registered in Santa Barbara. Granted, most are not arts organizations, however, several are. Many compete for scarce resources. Some have nice plump endowments. We [AAC] are self-funded through membership fees and are hesitant to start another non-profit. Isn’t it time we as a community consider consolidating our arts organizations and create a true art’s collective? Arts groups would benefit from access to resources such as membership and fiscal management, public relations, shared art space when needed, and shared insurance. A collective takes advantage of the economy of scale. It could provide employment and better coordination of art related events in our community. Is there an existing non-profit entity that could be modified to host this challenge and opportunity? Are there resources and talent to create an arts collective? I believe there are. Is there the vision, interest, and will to start the ball rolling? I believe there is. What do you think? A. Michael Marzolla ammarzolla@mac.com Santa Barbara

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Revealing the Healing Power of African American Music

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EV. DR. DAVID N. MOORE, author, ecumenical teacher, and lead pastor of New Covenant Worship Center in Santa Barbara, opened Word and Life’s new Confronting Racism series by speaking to the January 6th, Washington D.C. white supremacist attacks, saying, “I know we hear the refrain ‘this is not America.’ But it would be better for us to say—‘this is not who we want to be.’” Moore suggested we gain perspective into ‘who we want to be’ by recognizing “the parallels between the Holocaust in Germany and the kidnapping and ethnic cleansing of indigenous peoples in this country and Africans brought to these shores.” He evoked the words of anti-Nazi German theologian, Martin Niemoller, who wrote: “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” He also cited the anti-Nazi theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who arrived in the U.S. in the early 1930s as a fellow at New York’s Union Theological Seminary. Bonhoeffer came to understand the Nazi’s persecution of Jews, “viewing it through the lens of American Blackness.” Inspired by the preaching of Adam Clayton Powell Sr., founder of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, Bonhoeffer traveled the American South, not impressed by White Christianity. The theologian introduced the Jesus of Black America to his German counterparts “through music, through vinyl, through records. He played…Black Church music, including the spirituals in the Dr. David N. Moore African American tradition to people who, for the most part, didn’t even speak English.” According to Moore, Music of the African American Church captures “the pathos, the struggles, the hopelessness, the despair of humanity and introduces hope into that experience.” Negro spirituals thus were critiques of the White Jesus. Moore reflected upon theologian Howard Thurman—whose book, Jesus and the Disinherited is requisite reading for the Word and Life series—and “how slaves employed this music in the interest of their own dignity.” He added, “The music was code.” For instance, Moore shared how the song, Wade in the Water, refers to waters pointing north, “toward the Missouri River and other bodies of water that pronounced the way to escape.” Moore, the only Black child in his Oxnard 5th grade class, grew up singing, Go Tell it On the Mountain. He realized only later that a Black man wrote the song around 1865, making it a song of emancipation. He added that during the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans were emboldened to reveal the code calling for liberation. Moore speaks to honoring the moral authority of African Americans and their contributions as a way to create further healing. He calls for the revision of K-12 education, for white families to share their secrets about race, as well as noting the current movement to revise ecumenical curriculum. Such activities could start a collective healing. “We are afraid of healing,” Moore asserted. “Healing goes along with a redistribution of power and…a redistribution of wealth...We don’t see that as a good thing as a country. We see that as a net loss. The truth is, this is a win-win. It would be a net gain for our entire society to stop suppressing the voices of African Americans and other people of color. It would benefit our country.” He also noted that the average African American family holds one tenth the wealth of the average white family. According to the 2020 Census only 1.7 percent of the population in Santa Barbara County is African American. Moore cited how pastors serving the local Black community can’t afford to live in town, often driving in from outlying cities. “Imagine what it would be like,” said Dr. Moore, “if we had a world of equality where nobody is better than the other, and we can treat each other as sisters and brothers.” Dr. Moore’s call for social justice would lead to peace. The Word and Life series “Confronting Racism,” is open to the public, Thursdays, 10 to 11:30am through March 18th, 2021. www.wordandlife.us. Registration cost is $67.

Mary Lou, Santa Barbara Zoo’s Oldest Resident, Passes Away

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FTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF GREETING EVERY VISITOR WITH A WINNING GRIN, the Santa Barbara Zoo has said goodbye to Mary Lou the American alligator. Having been donated along with a male companion in a sweet, unexpected manner in 1964, she was the Zoo’s oldest resident. “A little boy showed up at the Zoo one day, holding out a shoebox with two little alligators inside, and said ‘Mister, will you take care of my alligators? My mommy won’t let me keep them,’ and so we took them into our care,” said Ted McToldridge, the Zoo’s first director. Both alligators were about one year old at the time. The male alligator passed away in 1997, and Mary Lou passed away on January 25th at 58 years old. The average life expectancy of an American alligator is about 50 years old. According to Dr. Julie Barnes, Vice President of Animal Care & Health at the Santa Barbara Zoo, Mary Lou started showing symptoms of having a systemic disease a week ago. “Despite our efforts to reverse her symptoms, she did not respond to treatment,” said Barnes. “A necropsy was performed over the weekend which showed she had multiple severe pathologies that are most likely consistent with a generalized bacterial infection suspected to have originated from the reproductive tract. Tissue samples have been submitted and we will likely know more when we get the histopathology results in a few weeks.” Barnes further spoke to Mary Lou’s quality of life and impact on the Zoo community. “Mary Lou has had a long and healthy life here at the Santa Barbara Zoo and has been loved by so many staff and guests over the years,” said Barnes. We’re grateful to everyone who has loved and cared for her during her long life at the Zoo!” www.sbzoo.org.


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What About Another Roaring Twenties? By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

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OULD WE BE RETURNING TO THE ROARING ‘20’S; I mean a roaring 2020’s as the coronavirus pandemic winds down this summer, leading to an explosion of growth after the worst recession since the Great Depression and worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19? The International Monetary Fund is hinting at such with its latest forecast. Its World Economic Outlook forecast projects global growth at 5.5 percent, which is higher than their previous forecast in October. Global growth will moderate to 4.2 percent growth in 2022, the IMF said in its latest blog post. “In our latest World Economic Outlook forecast we project global growth for 2021 at 5.5 percent, 0.3 percentage point higher than our October forecast, moderating to 4.2 percent in 2022. The upgrade for 2021 reflects the positive effects of the onset of vaccinations in some countries, additional policy support at the end of 2020 in economies such as the United States and Japan, and an expected increase in contact-intensive activities as the health crisis wanes. However, the positive effects are partially offset by a somewhat worse outlook for the very near term as measures to contain the spread of the virus dampen activity.” The economy grew 42 percent during the 1920s, and the United States produced almost half the world’s output because World War I destroyed most of Europe, according to historians. New construction almost doubled, from $6.7 billion to $10.1 billion. Aside from the economic recession of 1920-21, when by some estimates unemployment rose to 11.7 percent (due to the Spanish Flu pandemic lockdowns), unemployment in the 1920s never rose above the natural rate of around four percent. We should see a similar rebound from the damage done by COVID-19. The global economy contracted by 3.5 percent in 2020, the worst peacetime contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But it was a short-lived recession, since the economy was at full employment last February at the onset of the pandemic that has killed 2,143,861 worldwide and 421,670 in the U.S., according to the John Hopkins coronavirus tracking center. “Much now depends on the outcome of this race between a mutating virus and vaccines to end

the pandemic, and on the ability of policies to provide effective support until that happens,” said IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath, in a blog post accompanying the updated forecast. The Biden administration is making a good start with its program to vaccinate 100 million in the first 100 days by opening mass vaccination sites and mandating the increased production of PPE and vaccines with the Defense Production Act. But the IMF emphasizes this must be a global effort, as poorer countries don’t have as ready access to PPE supplies and vaccines, which means they will continue to harbor virus outbreaks that could prolong the pandemic. “The international community must act swiftly to ensure rapid and broad global access to vaccinations and therapeutics,” the IMF reported, “to correct the deep inequity in access that currently exists…The health and economic arguments for this are overwhelming. The new virus strains are a reminder that the pandemic is not over until it is over everywhere, and we estimate that faster progress on ending the health crisis will raise global income cumulatively by $9 trillion over 2020–25, with benefits for all countries, including around $4 trillion for advanced economies.” Need we say more on what is needed to bring us a A new Roaring ‘20’s? Let us hope we can keep the peace as well, since the Great Depression and a second World War followed. https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WEO/Issues/2021/01/26/2021-world-economic-outlook-update

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California’s Housing Market Ends 2020 On High Note By Brian Johnson, 2021 President, SBAOR

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AM FULL OF HOPE FOR WHAT 2021 WILL HOLD FOR US, but, I think it is important to look back at 2020 one last time. The California housing market showed surprising resilience and strength despite everything that we faced. When the pandemic started, everything stood still. We had never faced anything like this before and there was no roadmap how to handle this. However, one thing that became clear – the home buying market would not stay down for long. After the initial months of the lockdown effectively cancelled the spring buying season, the second half of the year performed more than well enough to make 2020 a solid year. On a statewide basis, the number of home sales rose to 509,750 in December 2020. This was an increase of 28 percent from December 2019. Overall, the number of sales statewide was up by 3.5 percent in 2020. Additionally, the median home sales price was up almost 17 percent from December of 2019. It hit a peak of almost $718,000 in December for the state. On a local level, we saw the year end with 1,336 home sales for the area Brian Johnson, between Goleta and Carpinteria. That’s almost a 15 percent increase over

2019, and that includes the shut down over the spring months. At the beginning of this year, there were only 159 active homes and PUDs on the market. That is a small amount of inventory given how popular our market has become. The buyers of those properties run the gamut – everyone from first time homebuyers taking the plunge to have a better home working situation to out of towners looking to escape to Santa Barbara. We saw it all. This meant upward pressure on home values. At the beginning of 2021, there were only nine homes available for under $1,000,000. The median sales price for a home or PUD in 2020 was $1,550,000. That means half of the homes that sold in 2020 sold for over $1,550,000 and half sold for less than that. The median sales price is a 20 percent increase over 2019’s median sales price. Now that we are almost done with January, we are seeing the inventory increase as new listings come to market after the holidays, so there should be a little relief in the pressure, but do not expect the hot market to cool anytime soon. This pandemic is not over and there is not an influx of new housing stock on the horizon, so the demand will continue to outpace the supply. Additionally, interest rates remain at historic lows, so for those in the market to purchase, they can depend on their trusted real estate advisor to find them the home of their dreams here in paradise. Brian Johnson is a California licensed real estate agent and the Managing Director of Radius Commercial Real Estate. Johnson handles all types of commercial real estate transactions but has a special focus on multifamily investments. He can be reached at 805-879-9631 or bjohnson@radiusgroup.com

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we heard the sound within her voice Carol DeCanio Abeles from dirt springs (peggisioux press, 2020) unsedated by routine she sang strumming what had been heard in other places and we remembered protest song she brought With God on Our Side held us on a breath and then she threw it all away upstaged the mics unhitched the guitar just sang Carol DeCanio Abeles

and we were people again.

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ROM THE NEOLITHIC TO AMANDA GORMAN’S INAUGURAL ORATION, the force in timeless poetry has been moral seriousness. The inspiring history of beloved Carol DeCanio Abeles was uplifted in these pages just weeks ago after she passed December 26, 2020. Now we focus on her poetry gathered by husband Ron Abeles and poet Peg Quinn into a labor of love book—from dirt springs (peggisioux press, 2020). Carol’s poems are luminous with a reach that aspires toward a significance far beyond the control of her inherent humility. Her poems embrace this world—all beings, survival, struggle, grief, love beyond understanding, community, justice, and the more that true poets bring us into the orbit of, with their mastery. When a poet’s soul, spirit, and the faith of a heart’s courage find voice, it seems something divine guides us toward clear, experiential truths—the ineffable suddenly lived, pulsing in the veins, tingling on the skin. In poems about children, Joan Baez, banana bread, war, holocaust, a city thrilling and uniting with Willie Mays, Carol gets us there—

JOAN IN CONCERT Forty years later We came as if to Lourdes and looked like our parents we heard the sound within her voice of when we used to be unencumbered

SHELTER, 2005 When my youngest son phones And says there’s a bit of bad news He’s being sent to Iraq I still talk normal But after It’s all wild

January 29, 2021 Oh, there’s a lull in my life It’s just a void, and empty space When you are not in my embrace Oh, there’s a lull in my life The moment you go away there is no night, there is no day

burned in the Alexandria Library fire two thousand years ago leaving us with just 192 fragments. Yet she, lyre-strumming priestess, endures as one of our most morally serious voices. SHELTER, 2005 above evokes an almost complete Sappho fragment (#31) which suddenly breaks off, yet continues unfurling as if to complete itself in Carol’s exquisite poem— and cold sweat holds me and shaking grips me all, greener than grass I am and dead—or almost I seem to me. But all is to be dared, because even a person of poverty . . . It is a blessing, a continuous psalm, to have Carol’s book singing to us beyond the fires of mortality— SHABBOS ANGEL I do what Sylvia says when she says to light the Shabbos candles and when I have forgotten she phones again to say don’t put them near the curtains or any paper I should light them on the stove but the stove is busy with objects so I take down the candlesticks of my father’s mother and I find the two white candles in back, with the little resting lids to collect the drips, and when I light them, and when I close my eyes, against the fire I’ve made, I am very surprised to hear their blessing singing

before long a dog approached and lay at my feet It had to be you, it had to be you I wandered around and finally found Somebody who from another direction a dog ambled over and also laid down I was more careful with the singing I saw you last night and got that old feeling when you came in sight I got that old feeling The moment you danced by I felt a thrill And when you caught my heart it stood still then another dog did the same before long there were 4 dogs one singer and the fog The last thing I said to Carol was the same thing I always said to her, “I love your work. You are under-published.” Her husband and Peg can’t provide a copy of the book to everyone who will surely want one, but Ron will send you a PDF file if asked: rpa-accts-only@outlook.com

And the question Who can help me?

I love how she will not stop the last word with a period, for the singing goes on, indeed—

I flee

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from Beginning

I get in that car And flee

One night on Athens Street the fog came in patrolling the walks hanging low it covered everything

this is the moment you might as well make a book revisit memory

Until I reach The only shelter I can bear In the canyons In the waiting of the trees And the fragrance I cannot get enough of Everything is different here And I have no expertise Yet I feel not excluded For whatever I see, it is enough Enough for the sage In among the others And for the insect on its way To the depths of crevice No lack in the mountain range Or whatever passes above No lack in variety Nothing I can think of Even for this human On this trail No lack It has been said by many that when a person dies a library burns to the ground. 7th century BC poet Sappho’s thirteen books were also

being from Frisco I remembered the fog and went out to be in it I stood in the quiet on the corner and began to softly sing old songs of romance

this is the start of your own beginning turned into story. Richard Jarrette is author of Beso the Donkey (2010), A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (2015), The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (2017), The Pond (2019), and Strange Antlers (Fall 2021).

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SBIFF To Honor Sacha Baron Cohen

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COMEDIAN ON THE WORLD STAGE AND AWARD WINNING ACTOR, Sacha Baron Cohen will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 36th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “In 2020, Mr. Cohen twice was able to capture our interest, our imagination as well as the zeitgeist. His work in both films is timely, urgent, and nuanced,” noted SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling. Baron Cohen will be honored on Wednesday, April 7th for his critically acclaimed work in both Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7 from Netflix and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm from Amazon Studios. “It’s an honor to be recognized and to stand in the company of such incredible past recipients,” said Baron Cohen. “I’m very grateful to Roger, SBIFF, and everyone who believes that cinema, whether drama or satire, can shine a light on injustice and bigotry and even provide a laugh or two along the way.” An Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Golden Globe-winning actor, Sacha Baron Cohen is unmatched in his skills as a multi-hyphenate actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of iconic characters Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, Admiral General Aladeen, and Erran Morrad. Baron Cohen has also starred in Adam McKay’s Talledega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, and Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street. Most recently, Baron Cohen starred in two politically driven and emotionally resonate films. Among a brilliant ensemble of actors in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Baron Cohen shines as reallife yippie activist Abbie Hoffman. Critics hailed his performance noting he is “savvy and soulfully aware of his urgency” and that he “brought deep resonance” with his performance as Hoffman. Similarly, Baron Cohen returned as his iconic character, “Borat,” in the global hit satire Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime For Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which he produced and co-wrote, and according to The New York Times’ AO Scott was “the best film of the year.” Additional critics declared Baron Cohen is “a brave comic genius, a new-age Peter Sellers” and “a master.” The Outstanding Performers of the Year Award recognizes select individuals who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performances in film in the past year. Past recipients of the award include Adam Driver, Rami Malek, Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan, Steve Carell, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis, James Franco, Colin Firth, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Heath Ledger, Kate Winslet, and Charlize Theron.

The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place March 31st through April 10th, 2021. More information as well as Festival passes and tickets, will be available in the coming weeks at www.sbiff.org.

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California Arts Council Launches New Individual Artist Fellowships Program Agency returns to individual artist funding for first time in 18 years; grants will support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding

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HE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL has announced the opening of a new fellowship program intended to recognize, uplift, and celebrate California artists as part of its 2021 grant opportunities. The Individual Artist Fellowships will support artists from a broad spectrum of artistic practices, backgrounds, geographies, and communities, whose work addresses themes such as race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. In doing so, the CAC will showcase the centrality of artists’ leadership in generating social impact and the evolution of our traditional and contemporary cultures. The Individual Artist Fellowships will support artists, 18 years of age and older, at key moments in their careers, elevating their capacity for continued contribution to the field and our state. The grant identifies three career tiers at which artists may benefit from this support:

• CAC Emerging Artist Fellows – $5,000 per award (approximately 70 artists to be supported) Artists with between two and four years of artistic practice. • CAC Established Artist Fellows – $10,000 per award (approximately 50 artists to be supported) Artists with between four and ten years of artistic practice. • CAC Legacy Artist Fellows – $50,000 per award (approximately ten artists to be supported) Well-established artists with ten or more years of artistic practice.

The fellowship was developed in alignment with the Council’s priority to offer direct support to California’s individual artists and cultural practitioners. This year’s grant opportunities were also informed by public input and data in alignment with the Arts Council’s Strategic Framework Decision Support Tool. The program marks a historic return of direct support for artists and their creative practices. It is the agency’s first opportunity for funding for individual artists during the course of its regular grant season cycle since 2002. Previous opportunities were discontinued when the agency’s state budget was reduced by more than 90 percent in 2003. “This is a particularly proud moment for our Council, with a dream realized through this fellowship program. Direct and unrestricted funding straight to the source—the artists of our state—is a goal that has been near and dear to the hearts of those on the Council and the staff alike for some time,” said Larry Baza, Chair of the California Arts Council. Applications are due April 1, 2021. The application and further details for the 2021 Individual Artist Fellowships opportunity can be found at https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship. More information for grant applicants, plus informational workshops, webinars, and more available at: https://arts.ca.gov/grants/resources.


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KAGANOFF Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve

Isaac Babus from Dos Pueblos High School was awarded the Schall Family Best of Show Prize

Original Oil Painting by

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Ralph Waterhouse

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Fri-Sun Noon-4 • 805-6847789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday Exhibition; Leonardo Nunez Etchings ~ Jan 31 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.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 MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av #F119 • online • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673

Kerry Methner sculpture

www.TheTouchofStone.com

10 WEST GALLERY New Year 2021 10westgallery.com director@10westgallery.com

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 RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: 219 Gray Av • ThurSun 12-5, or appt • 805-689-0858 SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070 SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Juxtapose online exhibit • Artists with Disabilities • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938

805-689-0858 • www.RuthEllenHoag.com

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

Ruth Ellen Hoag Fine Art at GraySpace

Waterhouse Gallery

MARCIA BURT T Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

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: Temporarily Closed • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711

Scholarship Foundation of SB Awards 22 Local Student Artists

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EDICATED TO SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL YOUNG ARTISTS, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has announced the winners of its 2021 Art Scholarship Competition. Each of the 22 high school students awarded will receive a $2,500 college scholarship to support them during the 2021-2022 academic year. This year’s competition judges were Anthony Askew and Patti Jacquemain, who determined the winners on January 21st at the Scholarship Foundation. “Under normal circumstances we would hold the competition at the Ridley-Tree Education Center and host a reception for the winners at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art the following week,” said Barbara Robertson, SFSB President and CEO. “We worked hard to adapt to the current moment, and are proud to recognize these talented young artists.” 47 high school seniors from southern Santa Barbara County entered original portfolios to be judged in this year’s competition. Out of the 22 winners selected, Isaac Babus from Dos Pueblos High School was awarded the Schall Family Best of Show Prize, which presented him with an additional $1,000 scholarship. This year’s winners are: Vanessa Antova (San Marcos High School), Mariah Brunasso (Dos Pueblos High School), Juan Castillo (Dos Pueblos High School), Sophia Curtin (Dos Pueblos High School), Kaili Falk (Dos Pueblos High School), Ryan Fitch (Dos Pueblos High School), Eli Garcia (Dos Pueblos High School), Victoria Hernandez (Dos Pueblos High School), Robert Kriz (Dos Pueblos High School), Adriana Lagunas (Carpinteria High School), Sarahi Larios Cruz (Dos Pueblos High School), Rachel Lin (Dos Pueblos High School), Anahy Navarro (Dos Pueblos High School), Fionna Pennington (San Marcos High School), Isha Prajapati (Dos Pueblos High School), Meiya Sidney (San Marcos High School), Mila Speer (Santa Barbara High School), Keola Venegas (San Marcos High School), Sophia Webster (Laguna Blanca School), Claire Whicker (Dos Pueblos High School), and Ryan Wiedermann (Dos Pueblos High School). www.sbscholarship.org

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; Pattern Recognition ~ Feb 5-Mar 29 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-7301460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: www.santaynezmuseum.org • 805-688-7889

Elizabeth U. Flanagan

UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu

Artist

VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524

(805) 886-0020 euflanagan@gmail.com

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

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, many galleries, musuems, and art venues are closed. Before traveling anywhere, please call ahead or check on-line where you may discover that many local Galleries and Museums have created on-line exhibitions.


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Just Added Virtual Events for Feb - Mar Intimate, interactive online events you won’t find anywhere else. Two of Today’s Most Exciting Classical Musicians

Alisa Weilerstein, cello & Inon Barnatan, piano Fri, Feb 12 / 5 PM Pacific An Evening with the Founder of Patagonia

Chefs in Conversation

Yvon Chouinard

Protecting Public Land

Tue, Feb 9 5 PM Pacific / FREE

Major Sponsors: Heather & Tom Sturgess Additional support provided by Forces of Nature series sponsor Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher in memory of J. Brooks Fisher

Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi Moderated by Sherry Villanueva, Managing Partner/Owner of Acme Hospitality

Sun, Feb 28 / 11 AM Pacific

From Parnassus Books in Nashville

Grammy-winning Mandolin Virtuoso

Chef, Restaurateur and Humanitarian

Chris Thile

Ann Patchett

José Andrés Changing the World Through the Power of Food

Tue, Mar 9 5 PM Pacific

in Conversation with Lily King, Author of Writers & Lovers Sun, Mar 7 11 AM Pacific

Sun, Mar 14 5 PM Pacific

Major Sponsors: Marcia & John Mike Cohen

House Calls - Winter 2021: $60 (Includes the six virtual events slated for Feb - Mar)

Single tickets start at $10 UCSB students: FREE! (Registration required).

Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli Special Thanks:

(805) 893-3535 | www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu


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