A Musical Journey of a LifetimeBy Kerry Methner / VOICE
STAY BON VOYAGE TO THE NEW WORLD as the Santa Barbara Symphony invites listeners to a concert pair reflecting on how we’ve arrived at this moment... with a focus on the journey, and what transported us, to the U.S. and to Santa Barbara. Part of the Symphony’s 70th Anniversary season, January’s concerts Plains, Trains & Violins: The Journey of a Lifetime take place Saturday, January 21st, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, January 22nd, at 3pm, preceded by a pre-concert “Conversation with Kabaretti” at 2pm at the Granada Theatre.
Plains, Trains & Violins speaks to “themes of migration, multiculturalism, and discovery spurred on worldwide by the Industrial Revolution (1750 - 1914) that continues to this day.” The result is a program that’s both personal and universal, all of which was creatively inspired by Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti.
On the personal end, Kabaretti has included works by two composers, Elmer Bernstein (in an arrangement by his son Peter Bernstein for the SB Symphony in its orchestral world premiere) and Miguel Del Águila who spent time in Ojai in the late 1990s.
Also running in the background are rapid advances in public transportation - trains in particular – fueling the narrative for Bernstein’s new arrangement from the score to the 1950s stop-action animated film, Toccata for Toy Trains.
Next, violinist Guillermo Figueroa will join Maestro Kabaretti to explore Miguel Del Águila’s
evocative Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, El viaje de una vida (The Journey of a Lifetime) with its own unique migration story to tell.
Rounding out the concert’s message of travel and exploration, sometimes called one of the greatest musical insights into American multiculturalism ever penned by a visiting foreigner, is Dvořák’s New World Symphony.
“This concert celebrates our commitment to showcasing symphonic programming inspired by both a vast range of cultures and musical genres and the treasures of our own city,” shared Nir Kabaretti, Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. “I’m pleased to share a wonderful work by my longtime friend and incredibly talented composer, Miguel Del Águila. We are also honored to premiere Peter Bernstein’s new concert arrangement of his father’s piece: Toccata for Toy Trains! Elmer Bernstein is beloved and celebrated all over the world, and we were so lucky to have him in our community and collaborate with the Santa Barbara Symphony. We are very proud to be able to carry on his legacy in our programming. This is a concert not to be missed!”
Figueroa shared in a telephone interview that Del Águila’s violin concerto is especially interesting in this program’s multi-cultural context as it reflects a reality in Spain...that there isn’t just one Spanish culture. It is a piece that contains its own story of migration, and in a sense, a return.
“It’s very interesting for me, when you think of Hispanic cultures, meaning originally coming from
Spain. Spain already had so many cultures mixed in.... the Arabic part was such a huge influence in every part of the culture in Spain. And you hear a lot of that in the music... It’s such a part of who the Spaniards are.
Then, he [del Águila] always finds a way to play music that reflects his native Uruguay. There’s a piece in the second movement [En la tierra púrpura – In the Purple Land], a Vidalita style that is not as well known as the tango. It is a popular style. And it sounds a little bit like Tango, but it’s very much Uruguayan. And the second movement, the Vidalita, is very reflective, I imagine, of the music that Miguel would have heard when he was growing up.”
Figueroa also hinted that while not theatric for theatric’s sake, del Águila often finds ways to express his compositions that are enhanced by performers use of theatrical nuance. In this case, Figueroa will be playing a portion of the concert from back stage.
At the end of the first movement, he explained, “I am instructed to leave the stage to play the Vidalita from backstage, amplified... all the lights go out in the hall... You really feel like you’re hearing music from either your mind or from the past. It’s a very, very wonderful effect and then me, the soloist return again, challenging everybody and taking on bravely the new world.”
Long-time Santa Barbara resident and American composer Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004) was one of the most highly regarded film composers of his era, composing scores for over 150 major movies including blockbusters like The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, and The Magnificent Seven. A graduate of New York University
Drought & Deluge End for City of Santa Barbara
ABRIMMINGBy Daisy Scott / VOICE LAKE CACHUMA AND GIBRALTAR RESERVOIR
greeted Santa Barbara residents on Tuesday, bringing a gradual easing of anxieties over recent atmospheric rivers flooding the area and effectively ending the drought for the City of Santa Barbara.
“I think now that both reservoirs are full and spilling or near spilling, yes, I feel confident saying that drought conditions are over in the city,” said Dakota Corey, the City of Santa Barbara’s Acting Water Supply and Services Manager.
Corey explained that historically, Lake Cachuma’s spilling over has been the City of Santa Barbara’s measuring stick in determining if a drought has ended. Now, with Gibraltar Reservoir spilling out and Lake Cachuma expected to overflow for the first time in eleven years this weekend, the city has declared the drought over.
Santa Barbara came to a standstill on Monday as torrential rain forced the mass evacuation of Montecito residents five years to the day of the January 9th, 2018 debris flow. The squall arrived as a string of winter storms slammed California, prompting President Biden to declare a state of federal emergency, including Santa Barbara.
Lake Cachuma jumped from 36.4 percent capacity on Sunday, January 8th, to a whopping 82.4 percent capacity reported on the morning of Wednesday, January 11th. Additional weekend rain, while not expected to reach the levels of Monday’s storm, is anticipated to overflow the lake.
“Having a full Cachuma, which is a three to five year reservoir is just huge,” said Rebecca Bjork, Santa Barbara’s City Administrator and former Water Resources Manager. “It means that we have so much more flexibility, we will rest our groundwater wells and allow the groundwater levels to replenish. It also keeps us from having to deliver state water into Cachuma, which means we can save that water or potentially sell the water to others and offset some of the expenses that we incur.”
Bjork explained that as long as Lake Cachuma was spilling, it is considered “surplus water,” and not counted against the city’s planned water supply allocation.
This news emerges as a positive outcome from Monday’s storm, which forced the halting of all major travel through the city, including the closing of the Santa Barbara Airport, the stopping of Santa Barbara MTD bus routes, and the closures of Highways 101 and 154, in addition to numerous local roadways.
Evacuations were mandated for the entire community of Montecito, as debris flow concerns for the Thomas Fire burn scar region emerged. Additional evacuations were ordered for those living in the Alisal and Cave Fire burn scar areas, with Santa Barbara County officials encouraging all county residents not ordered to evacuate to shelter in place until the storm passed.
All of Santa Barbara County’s public schools were closed mid-day and remained closed through Tuesday. Dozens of businesses county-wide also closed their doors, sending their employees home to ride out the storm. Videos of people kayaking and paddle-boarding in flooded downtown Santa Barbara streets swept social media.
As county and city services enter recovery mode in assessing storm damages, the pressure of drought concerns has been lifted from the City of Santa Barbara. Looking ahead, the city will focus on restoring groundwater basins by stopping groundwater pumping and utilizing groundwater wells that can pump excess water back into the basins.
“All of the groundwater basins, not only in Santa Barbara County but throughout the state, are in a world of hurt,” said Joshua Haggmark, City of Santa Barbara’s Water Resources Manager. “Rainfall like this certainly helps, but in no way replenishes the decades of pumping that’s gone on, and really, that’s where the focus needs to go next — how do we do more to get water back into those groundwater basins, which in many ways played a critical role in helping us to weather the last eleven years since Cachuma last spilled.”
According to Bjork, this season’s intense rains will also help ward off increases to residents’ water bills that might have come about if drought conditions persisted. Corey said that given the City of Santa Barbara’s history as a water-efficient community, she does not anticipate a change in residents’ water usage or conservation efforts.
“I want to reiterate that we’re super proud of our community and how they’ve managed our water resources,” said Corey. “Moving forward we’d like them to keep up the good work and just be as efficient and environmentally friendly as they can be.”
This Holiday Season...
Join the PARC Foundation in strengthening the places and programs that bring Santa Barbara together.
PARC is committed to ensuring high-quality summer camp experiences are available to all families, not just those who can afford them. This year, donor support allowed us to award 151 scholarships to cover over $50,0000 of summer camp costs for local families. We were also able to help fund 9-weeks of free childcare for almost 500 participants through the Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Summer Fun program.
Youth and Art Programs
Over the past 20 years, the Santa Barbara Arts Alliance program has provided free art-based mentoring to over 700 youth at risk of violence. This year, the California Park and Recreation Society recognized the program with their annual Creating Community Award of Excellence for its significant impact on the City of Santa Barbara. PARC is proud to support the critical work of the Arts Alliance by providing funding for supplies and stipends for youth artists.
Community Gathering Spaces
New Leadership at SB Women’s Health Coalition
SINCE THEIR INAUGURAL MEETING IN OCTOBER 2022, the Santa Barbara Women’s Health Coalition has established several committee working groups tasked with conducting a community needs assessment focused on improving women’s health and access to comprehensive healthcare in Santa Barbara. Led by Kathy Kelley and Dr. Katrina Mitchell, SBWHC has quickly mobilized and named the committee chairs. www.sbwhc.org
ASHLEY HOLLISTER, the Chair of the Adolescence through Young Adults Committee, is the COO at DeftEdge, a consulting firm that helps governments and other organizations improve effectiveness through institutional reform. Hollister is eager to merge her perspectives as an international development professional and as a trained social worker in this committee.
KARI ROBINSON works at UCSB as the Associate Director of Legal and Medical Humanities, an initiative that seeks to train students aspiring toward careers in law and medicine. Robinson’s eldest son had chronic health conditions throughout childhood, which together with her own experience navigating breast cancer, motivated her commitment to leading the Chronic Health Conditions Committee.
MEGAN SPENCER and EMMA SCHUSTER are both mothers and PhD students in Feminist Studies at UCSB. Spencer studies and teaches about Black feminism and environmental politics. Schuster’s research focuses on reproductive justice and disability. Together, they Co-Chair the Health Equity and Racial Health Disparities Committee.
CHERISE LASTRA is the LGBTQ+ Health Committee Chair. As Clinical Research Supervisor at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Lastra works closely with the research team, oncologists and other clinical staff to conduct safe and compliant clinical research. She is passionate about collaborating with the community to improve how we serve women’s healthcare needs.
CAITLIN JENNINGS, the Chair of the Maternal Health Committee, works remotely for Instacart as Sr. Program Manager, recently launching Instacart Health. She is passionate about support for all moms, especially their mental health. Jennings plans on using her background in program management to guide the Committee through productive discussion and research.
KATHY KELLEY, SHARON BYRNE, and DR. MARIE CLAIRE LAMB head the Menopause and Aging Committee. Kelley is the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Montessori Center School. Byrne has a consulting practice in community organizing and political messaging. Additionally, she participates as a Delegate for the UN Conference on the Status of Women. Dr. Lamb is an Internal Medicine Physician at Sansum Clinic. Their collective backgrounds and expertise lends unique insight and advocacy to the needs of women during menopause and beyond.
State Street Fitness Fest to Invite All to Move and Groove
DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO GET YOUR HEART RATE UP and have a blast while doing it! The Downtown Organization’s Fitness Fest & E-Bike Awareness block party will take place from 5-8pm on January 19th. Free and open to the public, the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street will be transformed with a lineup of activities that highlight the ways in which fitness and exercise can be fun and exciting.
Highlights will include group workouts, dance performances, and more. There will also be an e-bike safety expo where attendees can learn safe e-bike practices as well as enter to win their very own e-bike.
This event is part of the ongoing Downtown Organization’s “Rock the Block” series, which features themed seasonal events such as block parties, live music, games, fun, and more. To learn more visit www.downtownsb.org
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Hosts Docent Training Class
CURIOUS COMMUNITY MEMBERS who would like to join the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) team are invited to join SBMM’s docent training program beginning on Saturday, January 14th from 9-10:30am. Classes will continue at this time each Saturday through March 5th.
SBMM docents are tasked with meeting people from around Santa Barbara and across the world to share with them knowledge about the local harbor and coast. Docents in the training program will study the Chumash people, commercial diving and fishing milestones, the museum’s flagship Ranger, the Channel’s military history, and Santa Barbara as the birthplace of the environmental movement.
The first class on is an introduction to the museum’s docent program and how to interpret exhibits. The public is invited to attend the first class to decide if they want to continue and become docents at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
To learn more visit www.sbmm.org
People’s Self-Help Housing College Club Awarded $25,000
HELPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF COLLEGE SCHOLARS one student at a time, People’s Self-Help Housing College Club has received a visionary grant of $25,000 from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. The club, which provides college-bound students with resources, mentorship, and scholarships, will utilize this funding to enhance career pathway support for Latinx students who are preparing to attend college.
“We cannot thank the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco enough for their support of students pursuing their dreams of going to college,” said Joanna Dominguez, PSHH Director of Education. “With this incredible gift, many more students will have a strong foundation for building bright and successful futures through higher education.”
Going forward, College Club students will be able to take career aptitude tests such as the Gallup Strengths Assessment and the Hollands Code, which will help them assess their strengths and interests, as well as set goals. Students will also learn more about pay ranges and industry forecast trends, with students currently enrolled in college being given access to grant-funded programming in accordance to their existing or developing career goals. To learn more about PSHH College Club, visit www.pshhc.org
Solidarity, Joy, & Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration ReturnsBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
UNITING POETRY, JAZZ, DANCE, AND VOICES OF ALL AGES in joyful celebration, the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara invites community members to follow Dr. King’s lead by asking themselves, “what are you doing for others?”
This question emerges as the theme of MLKSB’s first in-person celebration since the pandemic, which will take place on Monday, January 16th. Following student poetry and essay readings from 9 to 10am in De La Guerra Plaza, locals will join in solidarity for a Unity March up State Street from 10am to 10:45am.
Linking arms, cheering, and supporting one another as members of the same Santa Barbara and global community, all individuals will walk up to the Arlington Theatre, where the party will continue until 12:30pm with jazz and speakers.
“When a large group gathers and they walk together, I think there’s a feeling of empowerment and unity; that they are participating in something that is extremely meaningful and shows solidarity in terms of supporting his [Dr. King’s] vision and philosophy,” shared MLKSB Board President E. onja Brown.
An all-volunteer organization, MLKSB honors Dr. King’s legacy through its annual event in addition to supporting local programs that highlight social justice efforts, such as Santa Barbara’s Juneteenth festivities.
In preparation for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, the MLKSB board selects one of Dr. King’s quotes for the central theme. This year, driven by the ongoing pandemic, the board selected Dr. King’s 1957 comment: “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Students across Santa Barbara County were invited to respond to this theme through MLKSB’s Essay & Poetry Program.
“They weren’t around during that era, so it's important for them to know his vision and his philosophy and what he was really all about,” said Brown. “Not just what they read in the book, but how they
interpret what he was actually saying and what he was doing during the Civil Rights Movement.”
On Monday morning, the program’s top-awarded students will read their poems and essays to the crowd gathered at De La Guerra Plaza, representing the rising generation’s understanding of what Dr. King’s legacy means to them. Students will read their works at the Arlington Theatre as well.
Before the march, World Dance for Humanity will energize participants to get moving and dance up to the Arlington Theatre, where the David Gorospe Jazz group will be playing a swinging set.
The Arlington Theatre program’s keynote speaker will be historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, who will deliver remarks on Dr. King’s legacy and leadership. The Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at UCSB, Dr. Berry is the co-author of A Black Women’s History of the United States along with Kali Nicole Gross. Multiple government representatives will also speak during Monday’s program, including Congressman Salud Carbajal, State Senator Monique Limón, and Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse.
Ultimately, Brown voiced she hopes that individuals walk away with a sense of community that inspires them to support one another in efforts to eradicate racism and discrimination overall.
“I think the biggest takeaway is that they feel empowered to not only respond to things of this nature in their workplace, but in their personal lives as well,” Brown continued. “I think it gives people a sense of empowerment and support for standing up for their beliefs and convictions.”
There will also be a number of local events honoring Dr. King leading up to Monday, beginning with a special service and student awardee readings at Congregation B’nai B’rith at 6pm on Friday, January 13th. On Saturday, January 14th, residents are invited to volunteer in their communities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Multiple faith organizations will also honor Dr. King during their Sunday, January 15th services around town.
For a full list of activities and more information, visit www.mlksb.org
Broken TreasuresBy Lauren Lee
People are like oceans. Layers and layers and layers of feelings. Fears. Strengths. Secrets. Weaknesses. Dreams.
Most people only see the surface. The serene Sunlight Zone that says everything’s fine.
But others are willing to swim the extra mile. They break past the surface, swimming and swimming and swimming. It’s difficult. It’s worth it.
Because treasure isn’t found at the surface. It’s down down down at the very bottom. (hidden) When you find it, it’s precious.
Cause you can only find it if they let you. And they only let you find it if you’re willing to dive deep. Take the risks.
Face the danger. Swim past the zones of embarrassment. Trauma. Shame.
So. When they finally open their chest of broken treasures, don’t take any. Recognize their struggles, their pain, their sorrow.
Appreciate what they’ve gone through. Don’t pity their shattered remains. Instead, help them put themselves back together into something stronger.
Because isn’t that what friends are for?
MLKSB Poetry & Essay Program: Writing for the FutureBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
AMPLIFYING THE HOPE AND VOICES of Santa Barbara’s youngest writers, the MLKSB Poetry & Essay Program remains a highlight of each year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Open to students county-wide, the 2023 program invited students to submit original works inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
The top awardees in each category — students aged six to 12, and those aged 13 to 18 — will share their works with community members at De La Guerra Plaza and the Arlington Theatre during the January 16th festivities.
“I hope my poem inspires people to think about their friendships and how they’re supporting the people in their community,” said Lauren Lee, a Dos Pueblos High School 10th grader and poetry awardee. “I’m very honored that I get to share my poem, and I’m looking forward to the in-person event where we can all celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. together.”
Lee, who views writing poetry as an emotional outlet, decided to submit her work, Broken Treasures, because she wanted to support Dr. King’s legacy. She shared that in studying Dr. King, she has grown to appreciate his lasting impact on a personal and community level.
Reagan Schroeder, a fourth grader in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, also believes in the power of community action. Her essay, Speak Out, focuses on the value of one’s voice in bringing about change. While she is unable to attend the in-person event, she was excited to read her work on the radio last week.
“When people read my work I hope that they realize that it will help create positive change if they use their words to speak up for others,” said Schroeder. “I want them to know that they shouldn’t be afraid to use their voice - it can be a small thing like saying ‘hi’ to someone you might not usually talk to or speaking out against bullying and helping your friends.”
Amelia Maday, who is also an SBUSD fourth grader, entered her poem Let Us Fly after learning about Dr. King in her class. She feels it is important that everyone continues to learn about and remember Dr. King so that we can “keep moving forward with change.”
“My message is simple and straightforward, it is time to fly,” said Maday. “Meaning that we have waited long enough for change to come and we've realized it doesn't work like that and so it is time to change, putting aside our differences. In Martin Luther King Jr.'s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ he said that he wanted everyone to join hands and sing, well I want everyone to know that they're not alone and to come together.”
Speak OutBy Reagan Schroeder Speak Out
Speak out your words, your thoughts and your mind. Speak out your wisdom.
Speak out to everyone and everywhere all around you. Speak out to Asia, Africa and America.
Speak out to the land across the sea.
Speak out your words, your thoughts and your mind.
Speak out your wisdom.
Speak out every little word has a great impact.
Speak out your peace.
Speak out your thoughts and your dreams.
Speak out and share your thoughts with everyone.
Speak out, it will help the world.
Speak out and help others survive.
Speak out to the world.
Speak out and give freedom to everybody.
Speak out with passion and kindness. Speak out.
Let us FlyBy Amelia Maday
It is time to fly I made wings for the world so we can fly Rise together as one, stronger than before We will climb the hill of injustice and reach victory peak We will cry no more for justice and peacemaking will take charge Not leaving one behind, what the world deserves, we deserve It is time to fly
It is time to soar
Speaking our minds about the world will put us at an advantage Our nation, once divided cannot be mended like the way it was before There will always be a scar, a scratch that was too deep to heal completely we can close the gap We all will be ready to make a mark on our concrete perspectives Through time we can together But we cannot wait, we waited to change but we never got close enough, that was how it was, we’ve waited enough. It is time to soar
It is time to change If our minds remain unchanged Our nation will crumble as we will realize the structure wasn’t secure enough to hold our hatred Nobody even glanced at the blueprint The atmosphere is selfish and dishonest as is and if we add more terror we will fall down again and it will be harder to come to our feet once again, regain balance Our nation was supposed to be united like we were named will you notice before this fire burns the embers to ashes, we won’t fall again It is time to change
It is time to be passionate We cannot live another day full of this hate so strong some are forced to the streets begging for food, water, shelter, the basics of survival that everyone deserves We need to realize poverty is surrounding some from every angle and they can’t break free You need money, money does not hold us together, it pushes us apart, you said money held it together, you are wrong it makes people live unhealthy and forgotten about by many Like you are trapped in an empty room, despair, cut off from all your relations and happiness You can’t help yourself, but we can together if they will It is time to be passionate
It is time to realize how it could’ve been and how it is to this day This world is a burning ball of injustice, one fire extinguisher won’t do enough to douse a flame We will rise together, help each other, nobody needs to blow and worsen the flames Life is a marathon full of choices, someone falls you stop to help, won’t leave us behind, won’t leave you behind
One person can be the change, change can be a boomerang, people from Idaho to New Hampshire need to hear your words You will speak, I will listen, We will change together It is time to realize how it could’ve been and how it is to this day
We will change in time
Maybe a year from yesterday or a day after tomorrow, we will change It is a ripple in the pond, you tossed a rock, change laps the bank of the world Peace is something we should be, not we pray for, cry for, and fight for We all deserve to live our life to a full extent If everybody but you changes the way they live to help others live and you don’t We haven’t made and impression, you don’t press once for a mark Just for a day we will soar, not a care in our perfect world This life will come sooner if we stand together We will change in time
We will change the world
When we do nobody will be the wiser, peace will ripple through our oceans, crashing waves of harmony, we will revive those lying on the streets There never will be a time when those wings can’t help us fly, we are waiting for you, I cannot wait decades
Change will come when we call it forth, look at your enemies one last time and run to them as friends for life Today is the day We will change the world
We can, we will Let us fly
A Taste of Home Corazón ComedorBy Daisy Scott / VOICE SERVING FRESH TAMALES, SIZZLING QUESADILLAS,
AND ITS SIGNATURE
TACOS “GUISOS DE CORAZÓN” by the dozen, Corazón Comedor transports locals to the streets of Mexico City with every bite.
The latest endeavor for chef and restaurateur Ramon Velasquez, owner of the Santa Barbara Public Market’s Corazón Cocina, this intimate, off-State Street restaurant is filled with all of the vibrant colors, art, music, and cinema to be found in Mexico’s capital. Add a menu packed with flavorful dishes, desserts, aguas frescas, and more, and Corazón Comedor offers a dining experience that is as welcoming as it is authentic.
“Because the food is based on Mexico City’s streets and markets, we want to keep it traditional,” explained Andres Velasco, the restaurant’s Projects and Operations Manager. “We want you to come into the restaurant and experience what it would be like to go eat at your aunt’s or grandma’s house.”
Velasco, who is originally from Mexico City, has worked in the restaurant industry for about 12 years, getting his start by working summer jobs in high school. In 2018, he began working at Corazón Cocina and the since-closed Corazón at The Project. Now, Velasco has joined the Corazón management team, working with Velasquez to share his hometown’s atmosphere and recipes with Santa Barbara.
“This is basically my house,” he joked.
Tucked around the corner from the Arlington Theatre, Corazón Comedor’s guests are immediately greeted with a neon sign reading “Hechos con Amor” — “made with love.” Over a dozen portraits of religious figures, all painted by Saintly Images by Flora, immerse guests in the artistic and cultural traditions of Mexico, while a television plays black and white films from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.
All of this heightens Corazón Comedor’s authentic dining experience, as customers can take their pick from a menu of tamales, enchiladas, pozole, fried or grilled quesadillas brimming with cheese, mushrooms, chicken, and cactus. The eatery’s tacos guisados have emerged as an especially popular item, boasting braised and stewed chicken, pork, and beef, with multiple vegetarian options.
Many of these dishes are crafted with the input of Velasquez’s mother, Imelda, who, according to the restaurant’s menu, “has been making the best tamales since Ramon was a young boy.” Today, she not only helps with the restaurant’s tamales, but with other items’ seasonings, sauces, and overall recipes.
Topping off Corazón Comedor’s menu is a full list of cold and hot drinks, from refreshing aguas frescas such as jamaica and horchata, to hot coffees and champurrado, made of deliciously hot chocolate, corn, and cinnamon. There are also margaritas, beer, and wine, as well as a rich dessert list with strawberry tres leches cake and plantains and cream.
29 East Victoria St. • 11am-9pm Tu-Su • www.corazoncomedor.
Bookworm Corner: Let the Children MarchBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
SHOWING CHILDREN SINGING, CHEERING, AND MARCHING FOR EQUITY
in the face of great threats, Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson shines a light on one of the most important moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Published in 2018, this thoughtful picture book tells the story of the Children’s Crusade, when over a thousand students marched in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 to protest for desegregation and equal rights.
Written from the fictional perspective of a young protester, the book chronicles the students’ determination, the violence they suffered, and the march’s ultimate success, presenting readers of all ages the opportunity to learn and reflect.
Using language straightforward enough for children in the third grade and up to grasp, Let the Children March opens by explaining how segregation prevented Black students from attending white-student-only schools or playing on certain playgrounds. The main character and her family visit church to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his calls for peaceful protest. However, when the adults in the room voice that marching would mean losing their jobs and not being able to take care of their families, the children volunteer to march instead.
Clark-Robinson does not shy away from outlining the atrocities committed against the young protesters, including how police officers sprayed the students with hoses and arrested many of them. However, rather than dwell on the horrors of the march, she emphasizes the students’ hope, passion, and determination, explaining how they continued to march despite the dangers and sing together once imprisoned. This makes Let the Children March an empowering read, showing young readers that love and community can triumph over hate.
This positive message is also highlighted by the focus on the protesters’ emotions, with one page stating, “hand in hand we marched — so frightened, yet certain of what was right for freedom.” By including this detail, the book presents the opportunity for readers to discuss the nature of protesting and the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs. The book also details the historical significance of this march in ending segregation, educating readers on this crucial historical movement, and celebrating the power of collective action. This also invites conversation on the nature of youth activism, which students today may recognize in the form of Greta Thunberg’s protests and the March for Our Lives movement.
Frank Morrison’s compelling illustrations enhance the narrative with vibrant works of art, engaging readers with images of profound hope, fear, and ultimately, joy. As the final pages depict children of all ages playing on a previously segregated playground, readers are reminded that all individuals, regardless of age, can make a difference.
Bookworm Corner is a weekly column dedicated to highlighting children’s and young adult books that carry positive messages. It is penned by Daisy Scott, a lifelong reader and lover of children’s literature who holds her degree in literature and writing from UC San Diego.
RUTH ELLEN HOAG’s Journey... introducing new
work at Thomas Reynolds Gallery
OH BOY! How quickly things can change …not only around our beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront, but up and down the West Coast of California. Whether along the coastline, crowning the peaks of the central mountain ranges, or the parched inland valleys, our rain soaked State is in for more than just a New Year’s postcard from Mother Nature.
These continuing storms are tapping into a substantial system that arrived just days after previous storms brought heavy rainfall and significant flooding, increasing the impacts and risks that can occur given our already saturated ground. This phenomenon, referred to as an ‘atmospheric river’, continues to come at us from the Pacific, Mother Nature’s gift to the thirsty Golden State. A gift that keeps on giving, apparently!
During last Saturday’s chilly but (almost) dry weather I decided to take a drive to the harbor despite hearing that the entrance had been closed to through traffic. Fortunately when I arrived the barriers had been removed and my parking luck was with me and I joined other curious looky-loos viewing the massive waves breaching the breakwater. I heard from a bystander along the walkway that the day before a whole lot of crazy (and excited!) surfers were riding the waves from West Beach down the coastline tackling 40 foot breakers. Actually being towed out ... Big Wave style! Saturday’s surf mid-day was gnarly enough for me to imagine what that must have looked like the day before. But that day’s shock wasn’t in the distance but in plain sight a few feet from where I was standing.
What had been, a scant couple of days before, a recreational spot on the beach complete with a Palapa Bar, beach chairs and a volleyball court was now ... SURF! The storm surge had washed everything away crushing the beach chairs and anything else loose against the pilings that support the Yacht Club. The clubhouse itself now appeared poised in the air, still intact but definitely worse for wear. The storm surge, not to be hindered by a structure, made its way into the Yacht Club’s parking lot. The boat storage yard at the end of the parking lot no longer exists, as it too, was washed away in the tide. Fences, guard gates, and obstructions of any kind intended to deter traffic were simply ignored as the surge rolled into the Harbor Marineworks and a few of the harbor commercial areas (some of whom had prepared in advance with sandbags). Needless to say, along with the huge waves and the churning ocean the destruction brought about by the first of several storms took my breath away.
As the weather report predicts several more serious storms during the next weeks, by the time this article goes to print, Mother Nature will have had much more in store for us. After visiting the harbor, I tried to get a broader view of our immediate area by stopping by some of the beaches along Santa Barbara’s waterfront.
Beginning with the Shoreline Beach Cafe on Leadbetter Beach, I hopped over a few yellow caution tapes to see that the restaurant was doing a rather brisk business despite blobs of seaweed and other debris scattered about. On West Beach facing Stearns Wharf the surf line extended almost to the walkway and left lakes of water imbedded on the shore. On the
East side of Stearns Wharf, tarp covered the vulnerable areas near the beaches, and farther downstream, the sand at Butterfly Beach was gone …only rocks remained. That, however, didn’t stop a gaggle of surfers seeking more of those big waves. The onlookers were everywhere, anxious to view the ocean at its wildest.
It seems that 2023 is starting with a bang! It’s hard to believe that just last week my VOICE article was on passing the helm and the New Year’s Eve bash at the Yacht Club. Now the clubhouse is temporarily shuttered. Strange!
Speaking of that event, I failed to credit two awesome SBYC photographers whose photos I used: Suesan Pawlitski and Teresa Koontz. Thank you both and apologies for the oversight. For the next chapter of the atmospheric river… stay tuned!
Dramatic Damage After Torrential Downpour
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11THEmergency work is underway to clear out lower San Ysidro Creek in Montecito which sits next to Highway 101. If it spills over into the traffic lanes, the freeway will be shut down. Already Monday’s major storm impact flooded the adjacent area on North Jameson Lane right up to the freeway fence
Santa Barbara Airport Shut Down by Storm
MONDAY, JANUARY 9TH - Drenching rain and “maxed out” creeks forced the closure of the Santa Barbara airport when the relentless storm system came through today. Air strip flooding took place in all directions.
Oil Clean-Up Begins off Summerland Coast
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7TH - Oil clean up vessels are off the coast of Summerland where a flow has been detected. The area has had issues with old abandoned wells. Some were recapped. The recent storm has been very aggressive in this area. Many agencies area on scene to investigate. The beach is closed.
Goleta Beach Restaurant Remodel Ruined by Storm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5TH - Remodel on Goleta Beach restaurant to be called the Ellwood gets dunked when giant waves and rocks slam into the building. Owner hopes Santa Barbara County will aid with emergency funds available from this weather impact.
Local Law Enforcement & First Responders Updates
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4TH - Vandalism and reported burglary suspect caught in downtown Santa Barbara moments after front window is shattered at Tilly’s. Police getting statements from employees who immediately hid from the suspect and called 911.
On The Street
Yacht Club Closed Due To Structural Damage
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7TH - Santa Barbara’s 150-year old Yacht Club remains closed due to storm impacts. The structure is holding but there’s been damage to the underside, the event site and lower windows remain boarded up with threats from ongoing storm surge. It’s seen rough winter waves before, and protective sand berms have been lost, but these conditions always make us nervous.
Multi-Vehicle Crash Blocks Coast Village Roundabout
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4TH - Coast Village Road roundabout in Santa Barbara blocked by a multi-vehicle crash involving an MTD bus and Cecilio’s tree service. There was also a sedan pulled over with emergency lights on. Non-injury.
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THE INTERDISCIPLINARY HUMANITIES CENTER SERIES:
PRESENTING NEW PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE PROJECTS BY HFA FACULTY
Join us for a dialogue between Jody Enders (French and Italian) and Leo Cabranes-Grant (Spanish and Portuguese, Theater and Dance) about Enders’ new edited and translated volumes of medieval French comedies. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, January 24 | 4:00 pm McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Trial by Farce: A Dozen Medieval French Comedies in Modern English (University of Michigan Press, 2023)
In Trial by Farce , Enders brings twelve of the funniest legal farces to Englishspeaking audiences in a refreshingly uncensored but philologically faithful vernacular. This repertoire and its familiar stock characters come vividly to life as they struggle to negotiate the limits of power, politics, class, gender, and, above all, justice. Through the distinctive blend of wit, social critique, and breathless boisterousness that is farce, we gain a new understanding of comedy itself as form of political correction. In ways presciently modern and even postmodern, farce paints a different cultural picture of the notoriously authoritarian Middle Ages with its own vision of liberty and justice for all. Theater eternally offers ways for new generations to raise their voices and act.
Immaculate Deception and Further Ribaldries: Yet Another Dozen Medieval French Plays in Modern Englis h (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022)
In the sacrilegious world of Immaculate Deception, twelve engagingly funny satires target religious hypocrisy in that in-your-face way that only true slapstick can muster. There is literally nothing sacred. Why this repertoire and why now? The current political climate has had dire consequences for the pleasures of satire at a cultural moment when we have never needed it more. It turns out that the proverbial Dark Ages had a lighter side; and France’s over 200 rollicking, frolicking, singing, and dancing comedies have waited long enough for their moment in the spotlight. They are seriously funny: funny enough to reclaim their place in cultural history, and serious enough to participate in the larger conversation about what it means to be a social influencer, then and now. Rather than relegate medieval texts to the dustbin of history, an unabashedly feminist translation can reframe and reject the sexism of bygone days by doing what theater always invites us to do: interpret, inflect, and adapt.
Jody Enders is Distinguished Professor of French at UC Santa Barbara. Sponsored by the IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment
2023 Santa Barbara Dance Theater
For tickets ($13-25) visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu
2023 Teatro de Danza de Santa Bárbara
Se testigo de una exploración cinética de la intimidad, la curiosidad, la injusticia y más cuando los bailarines profesionales y los estudiantes de UCSB unan sus fuerzas en las presentaciones del Santa Barbara Dance Theatre 2023 en el Teatro Hatlen de UCSB. Las funciones se llevarán a cabo a las 7:30 pm del miércoles 18 al 21 de enero, con una matiné a las 2 pm el domingo, 22 de enero. Para boletos ($13-25) visita www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu
Friday • viernes 1.13
MUSIC | MÚSICA
VIVA EL ARTE DE SANTA BÁRBARA
Free mariachi concerts by Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar • UCSB Arts & Lectures • 7pm Fr, 1/13, Isla Vista School; 7pm Sa, 1/14, Guadalupe City Hall; and 7pm Su, 1/15, The Marjorie Luke Theatre.
VIVA EL ARTE DE SANTA BÁRBARA
Conciertos gratuitos de mariachi por el Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar • UCSB Arts & Lectures • 7pm viernes, 1/13, Isla Vista School; 7pm sábado, 1/14, Guadalupe City Hall;
y 7pm domingo, 1/15, The Marjorie Luke Theatre.
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY CONCERT SERIES
Concert by Los Angeles Reed Quintet
• St. Mark’s in-the-Valley • Free-$35 • www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series. html • 7pm Fr, 1/13.
SERIE DE CONCIERTOS DEL VALLE DE SANTA YNEZ
Concierto de Los Ángeles Reed Quintet • St. Mark’s in-the-Valley • www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series.html
• Gratis-$35 • 7pm viernes, 1/13.
A NIGHT OF VISUAL MUSIC
Audiovisual Corwin Concert Series •
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB
• www.music.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm viernes, 1/13.
UNA NOCHE DE MÚSICA VISUAL
Serie de Conciertos Audiovisuales de Corwin • Sala de conciertos Lotte Lehmann, UCSB • www.music.ucsb. edu • 7:30 pm viernes, 1/13.
Indie rock concert • SOhO • $12-15 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Fr, 1/13.
Concierto de rock indie • SOhO • $12-15 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm viernes, 1/13.
Saturday • sábado 1.14
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
SBMM NEW DOCENT CLASS
Learn about becoming a museum docent • SB Maritime Museum • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2hwea5r9 • 9-10:30am Sa, 1/14.
SBMM NUEVA CLASE DOCENTE Más información sobre cómo convertirse en un docente de museo • SB Maritime Museum • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2hwea5r9 • 9-10:30am sábado, 1/14.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
ROMANTIC MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS
Concert of Schubert and Brahms • SB Music Club • First United Methodist Church • Free • 3pm Sa, 1/14.
MÚSICA ROMÁNTICA PARA DOS PIANOS Concierto de Schubert y Brahms • SB Music Club • First United Methodist Church • Gratis • 3pm sábado, 1/14.
Pianist presents Big Band Live • Lobero Theatre • $44.25-109.25 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 1/14.
Pianista presenta Big Band Live • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • $44.25-109.25 • 7:30pm sábado, 1/14.
NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY
Celebration of Grateful Dead music • SOhO • $15-20 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Sa, 1/14.
NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY
Celebración de la música de Grateful Dead • SOhO • $15-20 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm sábado, 1/14.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
ROSE PRUNING DAY
Care for the Mission’s rose gardens
• Old Mission SB • Free, bring own supplies • 9am-1pm Sa, 1/14.
DÍA DE LA PODA DE ROSAS
Cuidado de los rosales de la Misión
• Old Mission SB • Gratis, trae tus propios suministros • 9am-1pm sábado, 1/14.
EAST BEACH CLEANUP
Hosted by Fielding Graduate University • Meet lobby of Hilton Santa Barbara • Contact 650-278-1671
Paddling into a Natural Balance
Discover the Santa Barbara Channel Islands and the beautiful creatures that call them home when writer and photographer Chuck Graham shares his kayaking and hiking stories in Paddling into a Natural Balance at 7pm on Thursday, January 19th at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. For tickets ($10-20) visit www.sbmm.org
Remando hacia un equilibrio natural
Descubre las Islas del Canal de Santa Bárbara y las hermosas criaturas que las llaman hogar cuando el escritor y fotógrafo Chuck Graham comparta sus historias de kayak y senderismo en Remando hacia un equilibrio natural a las 7 pm el jueves, 19 de enero en el Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Para boletos ($10-20) visita www.sbmm.org
• 9-10:30am Sa, 1/14.
LIMPIEZA DE PLAYA ESTE
Organizado por Fielding Graduate University • Punto de encuentro en el lobby de Hilton Santa Bárbara • Número de contacto 650-278-1671 • 9-10:30 am sábado, 1/14.
ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS
Learn about local architecture • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall on Sa; Central Library Anapamu St. entrance on Su • Suggested $10 cash donation • https://afsb.org • 10am Sa & Sun.
RECORRIDOS ARQUITECTÓNICOS A PIE
Aprende sobre la arquitectura local • Architectural Foundation of SB • Ayuntamiento de SB el sábado; Biblioteca Central Anapamu St. entrada en domingo • Sugerido donación de $10 en efectivo • https://afsb.org • 10 am sábado y domingo.
RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Take a tour • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.
RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Haz un recorrido • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.
Explore the night sky • Palmer Observatory, SB Museum of Natural History • Free • 7-10pm Sa, 1/14.
FIESTA DE ESTRELLAS
Explora el cielo nocturno • Palmer Observatory, SB Museum of Natural History • Gratis • 7-10pm sábado, 1/14.
Sunday • domingo 1.15
MUSIC | MÚSICA
THE DENNIS BERGER QUINTET
Also with Martinez Brothers and John Webb • SB Jazz Society • SOhO • $1025 • 1-4pm Su, 1/15.
EL QUINTETO DE DENNIS BERGER También con Martinez Brothers y John Webb • SB Jazz Society • SOhO •
$10-25 • 1-4pm domingo, 1/15.
Surf, Reggae, Ska concert • SOhO • $17 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Su, 1/15.
Concierto de surf, reggae, ska • SOhO • $17 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm domingo, 1/15.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
View a winter tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden, Tea Garden • Free with admission • Continuously, 10:30am-12:30pm Su, 1/15.
DEMOSTRACIÓN DE TÉ
Ve una ceremonia del té de invierno • SB Botanic Garden, Jardín de té • Gratis con entrada • Continuamente, 10:30am-12:30pm domingo, 1/15.
Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.
Patinaje sobre ruedas con vista al mar
• SB City College Lote 3 • Gratis • 3pm domingo.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
Hosted by Vivian Storm & Angel D’Mon
• Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5 • https://glitterbrunch.com • Brunch 11am-3pm, Show 12:30pm, Sun.
ALMUERZO DE BRILLO
Presentado por Vivian Storm y Angel D’Mon • Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5 • https://glitterbrunch.com • Almuerzo 11am-3pm, Espectáculo 12:30pm, domingo.
THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE
Intimate, two-person performance, limited to 50 guests • Ensemble Theatre Company • Private residence • $300 • https://tiny url.com/y7u22x2d • 2pm Su, 1/15.
LOS DIARIOS DE
EVA Espectáculo íntimo para dos personas,
600, 700, & 800 blocks of State Street • Free • 3-7pm Tu.
MERCADO DE AGRICULTORES DE SANTA BÁRBARA
1/19-1/22; 2pm sábado, 1/21 & 3pm domingo, 1/22.
In Person & Online Activities for Everyone
CONTINUES / CONTINÚA
Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE
How to Stand Up to a Dictator
Join journalist and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa for an evening examining democracy and its threats when she discusses her book, How to Stand Up to a Dictator, at UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Campbell Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday, January 19th. For tickets ($10-35) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
Cómo enfrentarse a un dictador
In Person & Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE
Únete a la periodista y ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz 2021, Maria Ressa, para una velada que examina la democracia y sus amenazas cuando habla sobre su libro, Cómo enfrentarse a un dictador, en el Campbell Hall de UCSB Arts & Lectures a las 7:30 pm el jueves, 19 de enero. Para boletos ($1035) visita www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
limitado a 50 invitados • Ensemble Theatre Company • Residencia privada • https://tinyurl.com/y7u22x2d • $300 • 2pm domingo, 1/15.
Monday • lunes 1.16
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS
CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
Italian conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon.
Conversación en italiano, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm lunes.
VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK
Author Iris Yamashita discusses City
Under One Roof • Chaucer’s Books • Free, https://tinyurl.com/pae476xj • 7pm Mo, 1/16.
CHARLA VIRTUAL DE AUTOR
La autora Iris Yamashita analiza City Under One Roof • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis, https://tinyurl.com/pae476xj • 7pm lunes, 1/16.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Speakers, poetry, music, and dance • De La Guerra Plaza & Arlington Theatre • www.mlksb.org • Free • 9am-12:30pm Mo, 1/16.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Oradores, poesía, música y danza • Plaza De La Guerra y Arlington Teatro • Gratis • www.mlksb.org •9am-12:30 pm lunes, 1/16.
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEKS
Enjoy special deals and menus • Varying locations, full schedule at: www.visitsyv.com/restaurant-weeks • Mo, 1/16-1/31.
SEMANAS DE RESTAURANTES DEL VALLE DE SANTA YNEZ
Disfruta de ofertas y menús especiales • Varias ubicaciones, horario completo en: www.visitsyv.com/restaurantweeks • lunes, 1/16-1/31.
Tuesday • martes 1.17
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS
Compra productos frescos, locales y golosinas • 600, 700, & 800 cuadras de la calle State • Gratis • 3-7pm martes.
Wednesday • miércoles 1.18
DANCE | BAILE
2023 SB DANCE THEATER
New works and choreography by UCSB students • UCSB Hatlen Theater • $13-25 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm We, 1/18-1/21; 2pm Su, 1/22.
2023 TEATRO DE DANZA SB
Nuevas obras y coreografías de estudiantes de la UCSB • UCSB Hatlen Theater • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • $13-25 • 7:30pm miércoles, 1/18-1/21; 2pm domingo, 1/22.
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
1 MILLION CUPS
Virtually network with entrepreneurs • www.1millioncups.com/ santabarbara • Free • 9-10am We.
1 MILLÓN DE TAZAS
Red virtual con emprendedores • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara • Gratis • 9-10am miércoles.
AUTHOR’S TALK & BOOK SIGNING
SPATIAL DATA SCIENCE SOLUTIONS
FOR BETTER BICYCLING
Talk by UCSB Professor Trisalyn Nelson • Pacific View Room, UCSB Library • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/m9dmjnp9 • 4pm Th, 1/17.
SOLUCIONES DE CIENCIA DE DATOS ESPACIALES PARA UN MEJOR CICLISMO
Charla de la profesora Trisalyn Nelson de UCSB • Pacific View Room, biblioteca de UCSB • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/m9dmjnp9 • 4pm jueves, 1/17.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
Provide input on library programming • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.
CONSEJO ASESOR DE ADOLESCENTES
Proporcionar información sobre la programación de la biblioteca • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 4-5pm martes.
Nigel McGilchrist discusses When the Dog speaks, the Philosopher Listens • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $10-15 • www.sbma.net • 4pm We, 1/18.
CHARLA DEL AUTOR Y FIRMA DE LIBROS
Nigel McGilchrist analiza When the Dog speaks, the Philosopher Listens • SB Museum of Art, Auditorio Mary Craig • $10-15 • www.sbma.net • 4pm miércoles, 1/18.
LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS
French conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm We.
EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS
Conversación en francés, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE
LAUNCH PAD AMPLIFY READING SERIES FESTIVAL
Staged readings of four new plays • UCSB Studio Theater • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/29atdkcv • 4pm & 8pm Fr, 1/13; 1pm & 5pm Sa, 1/14.
LAUNCH PAD: FESTIVAL DE LA SERIE AMPLIFY READING Lecturas escenificadas de cuatro nuevas obras • UCSB Studio Theater • Gratis, confirmar asistencia: https://tinyurl.com/29atdkcv • 4pm y 8pm viernes, 1/13; 1pm y 5pm sábado, 1/14.
CENTER STAGE THEATER THE PATIENT
Drama on an actress grappling with a mental breakdown • The Producing Unit • $22-31 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Th, 1/19-1/22; 2pm Sa, 1/21 & 3pm Su, 1/22.
Drama sobre una actriz lidiando con un colapso mental • The Producing Unit • $22-31 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 8pm jueves,
Thursday • jueves 1.19
CHILDREN | NIÑOS
BILINGUAL SONGS AND STORIES
For kids ages 0-5 • Eastside Library • Free • 11-11:30am Th.
CANCIONES E HISTORIAS BILINGÜES
Para niños de 0 a 5 años • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 11-11:30am jueves.
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS
CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
VENICE & THE VENETO
SBMA Travel Lecture talk by Nigel McGilchrist • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $10-15 • www.sbma.net • 10am We, 1/19.
VENECIA Y EL VÉNETO
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. Go under the sea with Riviera Ridge School • $25 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 1 & 7pm Sa, 1/14.
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. Sumérgete en el mar con Riviera Ridge School • $25 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 1 y 7 pm sábado, 1/14.
OJAI YOUTH ENTERTAINERS STUDIO
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Student performance • 907 El Centro Street, Ojai • $12 • https://tinyurl.com/4932t762 • 6pm, Fr, 1/13, through 1/29.
EL MAGO DE OZ
Actuación estudiantil • 907 El Centro Street, Ojai • $12 • https://tinyurl.com/4932t762 • 6pm, viernes, 1/13, hasta el 1/29.
PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE INTERPLAY
Three contemporary play readings • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $10 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm Th, 1/19, through 1/22.
Tres lecturas de obras contemporáneas • Marian Theatre, Santa María • $10 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm jueves, 1/19, hasta el 1/22.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Practice naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th.
GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN EN INGLÉS
Practica naturalmente • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 1-2pm jueves.
KNIT 'N' NEEDLE
Knit and embroider with others • Montecito Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Th.
TEJIDO CON AGUJA
Teje y borda con otros • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 2-3:30pm jueves.
All ages craft workshop • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 •
Goleta City Council public hearing • 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, & Zoom • http://cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings • 5:30pm Tu, 1/17.
ELEMENTO DE VIVIENDA DE GOLETA
Audiencia pública del Ayuntamiento de Goleta • 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, y por Zoom • http://cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings • 5:30pm martes, 1/17.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
SANTA BARBARA FARMERS MARKET Shop fresh, local produce and treats •
Mon & Wed, 12:30-3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge
LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO
Los lunes y miércoles de 12:30-3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos 10am-12:30pm y de 12:30pm-3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge
Charla de SBMA Travel Lecture con Nigel McGilchrist • SB Museum of Art, Auditorio Mary Craig • $10-15 • www.sbma.net • 10am miércoles, 1/19.
WORD & LIFE
Virtual discussions on The Wisdom
Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault • Word & Life SB • $65 • https://wordandlife.us • 10-11:30am Th, 1/19.
PALABRA Y VIDA
Discusiones virtuales sobre The Wisdom Jesus por Cynthia Bourgeault • Word & Life SB • $65 • https://wordandlife.us • 10-11:30am jueves, 1/19.
Two Evenings with Los Lobos
Expertly merging rock, mariachi, música norteña, and more, Los Lobos will wow Lobero Theatre audiences with two distinct concerts: an amplified concert at 7:30pm on Friday, January 20th, followed by an acoustic set at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 21st. For tickets ($59-106) visit www.lobero.org
Dos Tardes con Los Lobos
Con una combinación experta de rock, mariachi, música norteña y más, Los Lobos sorprenderá al público del Teatro Lobero con dos conciertos distintos: un concierto amplificado a las 7:30 pm el viernes, 20 de enero, seguido de un concierto acústico a las 7:30 pm el sábado, 21 de enero. Para boletos ($59106) visita www.lobero.org
https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:305pm Th.
TARDES DE ARTESANÍA
Taller de manualidades para todas las edades • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:30-5pm jueves.
WEBINAR: YOUTH OPIOID & FENTANYL EPIDEMIC
Community conversation and presentation • SB County Education Office • www.sbceo.org/edspotlight • Free • 5pm Th, 1/19.
SEMINARIO WEB: EPIDEMIA DE OPIOIDES Y FENTANILO EN JÓVENES
Conversación comunitaria y presentación • SB County Education Office • www.sbceo.org/edspotlight • Gratis • 5pm jueves, 1/19.
WRITING IN THE GALLERIES
Write inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm Th, 1/19.
ESCRIBIR EN LAS GALERÍAS
Escribe inspirado por el arte • SB Museum of Art • Gratis, Reserva tu lugar: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm jueves, 1/19.
LOCAL AUTHOR TALK
Author Jana Zimmer discusses Chocolates from Tangier • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Th, 1/19.
CHARLA DE AUTOR LOCAL
La autora Jana Zimmer analiza Chocolates from Tangier • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • 6pm jueves, 1/19.
THE HUSAHKIW LANDSCAPE
Talk by author and cultural practitioner Monique Sonoquie • Central Library • Free • 6:30pm Th, 1/19.
EL PAISAJE DE HUSAHKIW
Charla de la autora y practicante cultural Monique Sonoquie • Biblioteca Central • Gratis • 6:30pm jueves, 1/19.
PADDLING INTO A NATURAL BALANCE
Talk by writer and photographer Chuck Graham • SB Maritime Museum • $10-20 • www.sbmm.org • 7pm Th, 1/19.
REMANDO HACIA UN EQUILIBRIO NATURAL
Charla de la escritor y fotógrafo Chuck Graham • SB Maritime Museum • $1020 • www.sbmm.org • 7pm jueves, 1/19.
How to Stand Up to a Dictator • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • $1035 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Th, 1/19.
Cómo enfrentarse a un dictador • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • $1035 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm jueves, 1/19.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
DOWNTOWN FITNESS FEST E-bike demos, fitness exhibitors, and more • Downtown Organization • 700 & 800 blocks State St. • Free • 5-8pm Th, 1/19.
FESTIVAL DE FITNESS DE DOWNTOWN Demostraciones de bicicletas eléctricas, expositores de fitness y más • Downtown Organization • 700 & 800 block of State St. • Gratis • 5-8pm jueves, 1/19.
BOOGIE FOR OUR BODIES
'70s-themed dancing and advocacy party hosted by Planned Parenthood Central Coast AF • Wildcat Lounge • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/2xvejt5y • 6:30-9pm Th, 1/19.
BOOGIE PARA NUESTROS CUERPOS Fiesta de promoción y baile con temática de los años 70 organizada por Planned Parenthood Central Coast AF • Wildcat Lounge • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/2xvejt5y • 6:309pm jueves, 1/19.
Friday • viernes 1.20
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN CHERISHED SBMA TRAVEL LEADERS
Talk by Susie Orso and Nigel McGilchrist • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $10-15 • www.sbma.net • 10am Fr, 1/20.
UNA CONVERSACIÓN ENTRE LOS APRECIADOS LÍDERES DE VIAJES
Charla de Susie Orso y Nigel McGilchrist • SB Museum of Art, Auditorio Mary Craig • $10-15 • www.sbma.net • 10am viernes, 1/20.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS Soul-blues rock concert • SB Blues
Underwater Parks Day
Spend a day under the sea when the UCSB Moeller Lab, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, and Channel Islands Naturalist Corps, hosts a day of family-friendly activities and learning from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, January 21st at the Sea Center. Sea Center admission will be free, to learn more visit www.sbnature.org
Día de los Parques Subacuáticos
Pasa un día bajo el mar cuando UCSB Moeller Lab, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper y Channel Islands Naturalist Corps organicen un día de actividades para toda la familia y aprendizaje de 10 am a 3 pm el sábado, 21 de enero en el Sea Center. La entrada al Sea Center será gratuita, para más información visita www.sbnature.org
Society • Carrillo Recreation Center • Free-$40 • https://sbblues.org • 7pm Fr, 1/20.
TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS Concierto de soul-blues rock • SB Blues Society • Carrillo Recreation Center • Gratis-$40 • https://sbblues.org • 7pm viernes, 1/20.
LOS LOBOS - AMPLIFIED Dynamic rock performance • Lobero Theatre • $59-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/20.
LOS LOBOS - AMPLIFICADO Rendimiento de rock dinámico • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • $59-106 • 7:30pm viernes, 1/20.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
CHOCOLATE & ART WORKSHOPS Make a chocolate bar and/or paint a chocolate box • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Call 646-3697277 • www.menchacachocolates.com • 3-7pm every other Fri.
TALLERES DE CHOCOLATE Y ARTE Haz una barra de chocolate y/o pinta una caja de chocolate • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Llama 646-369-7277 • www.menchacachocolates.com • 3-7pm cada otro viernes.
1/21, 3pm domingo, 1/22.
LOS LOBOS - ACOUSTIC
Chill, acoustic concert • Lobero Theatre • $59-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 1/21.
LOS LOBOS - ACÚSTICO
Chill, concierto acústico • Lobero Theatre • $59-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm sábado, 1/21.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
UNDERWATER PARKS DAY
Learn about Marine Protected Areas with free admission to the Sea Center • Sea Center, Stearns Wharf • 10am3pm Sa, 1/21.
DÍA DE LOS PARQUES
Conoce las Áreas Marinas Protegidas con la entrada gratuita al Sea Center • Sea Center, Stearns Wharf • 10am3pm sábado, 1/21.
An evening of stand-up • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • Sold out • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 8pm Sa, 1/21.
Una tarde de stand-up • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • Agotado • 8pm sábado, 1/21.
EL BEBÉ Y YO • Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am miércoles • Eastside Library ~ Bilingüe ~ 11-11:30am jueves
LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Oak Park • 10am-12pm Fri, 1/20
LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Oak Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 1/20
Saturday • sábado 1.21
MUSIC | MÚSICA
PLAINS, TRAINS & VIOLINS
Playing Bernstein, Águila, and Dvorak • Santa Barbara Symphony • Granada Theatre • $35-175 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 1/21, 3pm Su, 1/22.
Sunday • domingo 1.22
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
STRETCH & SKETCH FOR FAMILIES
Meditation and drawing in the garden • SB Botanic Garden • $15-25 • https://tinyurl.com/mr3c8d8w • 2-3:30pm Su, 1/22.
• Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We
• Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 1111:30am Th
READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.
LEE A UN PERRO • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm miércoles.
AVIONES, TRENES Y VIOLINES
Interpretando a Bernstein, Águila y Dvorak • Santa Barbara Symphony • Granada Theatre • $35-175 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm sábado,
ESTIRAR Y DIBUJAR PARA FAMILIAS Meditación y dibujo en el jardín • SB Botanic Garden • $15-25 • https://tinyurl.com/mr3c8d8w • 2-3:30pm domingo, 1/22.
SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award to Honor
Colin Farrell & Brendan Gleeson
THE DYNAMIC DUO that defined The Banshees of Insherin as one of the year’s most critically-acclaimed tragicomedies, actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award at the Arlington Theatre at 8pm on Thursday, February 16th.
“Gleeson and Farrell’s individual careers have been exemplary and their collaboration in two McDonagh films show us two actors perfectly in sync - in both pathos and humor,” said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “They’re a joy to behold and quite a treat for us to get to celebrate them together.”
Awarded to those actors who have blazed a unique trail through the cinematic landscape, the Cinema Vanguard Award has previously been presented to Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern, Michael B. Jordan, William DaFoe, Stanley Tucci, and more. Farrell and Gleeson will discuss their storied careers, including the making of The Banshees of Insherin, prior to receiving the award.
A star of movies and television for 20 years, Farrell has acted across all manner of genres, including The Batman, Thirteen Lives, After Yang, and Tim Burton’s Dumbo. He has acted opposite co-stars such as Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst in The Beguiled, and Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq., contributing great passion to each role and film.
Gleeson made the shift from a career in teaching to follow his love of acting on the stage with the Irish theater company Passion Machine. As comfortable on stage as he is on film, Gleeson has starred in films such as The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Paddington 2, Trespass Against Us, and Suffragette, for which he won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor. The SB International Film Festival will take place February 8th through the 18th. For more information visit www.sbiff.org
SINS INVALID: AN UNSHAMED CLAIM TO BEAUTY
Documentary exploring sexuality and disability • UCSB MultiCultural Center • Free • 5-7:30pm We, 1/18.
LOS PECADOS NO VÁLIDOS: UN RECLAMO SIN VERGÜENZA A LA BELLEZA
Documental que explora la sexualidad y la discapacidad • UCSB MultiCultural Center • Gratis • 5-7:30pm miércoles, 1/18.
Episode and talk with Director James Hayman
• UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center • Free, RSVP: • 7-9pm We, 1/18.
Episodio y charla con el director James Hayman • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center • Gratis, reserva tu lugar: • 7-9pm miércoles, 1/18.
Avatar Way of Water* (PG13): Fri, Sun/Mon: 1:20/3D, 4:15, 5:20/3D, 8:15/3D. Sat: 12:15, 1:20/3D, 4:15, 5:20/3D, 8:15/3D. Sun: 12:15, 1:25/3D, 4:15, 5:30/3D, 8:15/3D. Tue-Thur: 1:20/3D, 4:15, 5:20/3D, 8:15/3D.
M3GAN (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 1:35, 3:00, 4:05, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00. Sat-Mon: 12:30, 1:35, 3:00, 4:05, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00. Thur: 1:35, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00.
MET OPERA: Fedora: Sat: 9:55.
MISSING*: Thur: 5:05, 7:45.
Plane* (R): Fri: 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55. Sat-Mon: 11:35, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55 Tue-Thur: 2:45, 5:30, 8:10.
The Devil Conspiracy (R): Fri-Mon: 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50. Tue-Thur: 3:00, 5:40, 8:20.
M3GAN (PG13): Fri: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30.
Sat-Mon: 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30.
Tue-Thur: 2:20, 5:05, 7:45.
Avatar Way of Water* (PG13): Fri: 1:15, 2:30/3D, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30/3D, 8:00, 9:15/3DSat-Mon: 12:00, 1:15, 2:30/3D, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30/3D, 8:00, 9:15/3D.
Tue/Wed: 2:30/3D, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30/3D, 8:00. Thur: 2:30/3D, 4:00, 6:30/3D, 8:00.
MISSING*: Thur: 4:45, 7:30.
Plane* (R): Fri, Tue-Thur: 5:30, 8:05. Sat-Mon: 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8:05.
The Devil Conspiracy (R): Fri, Tue-Thur: 5:40, 8:20. Sat-Mon: 12:25, 3:00, 5:40, 8:20.
House Party* (R): Fri, Tue-Thur: 5:45, 8:15. Sat-Mon: 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15.
The Menu (R): Fri-Thur: 7:35.
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (PG13): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:20. Sat-Mon: 1:45.
The Old Way (R): Sat-Thur: 5:05.
Puss in Boots (PG): Fri: 5:15, 7:45.
Sat-Mon: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45.
Tue-Thur: 4:45, 7:15.
A Man Called Otto* (PG13): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:30, 7:30. Sat-Mon: 1:20, 4:30, 7:30.
Babylon (R): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:05, 7:45.
Sat-Mon: 12:30, 4:05, 7:45.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (PG13): Fri, Tue-Thur: 8:05. Sat-Mon: 4:15, 8:05.
The Fabelmans (PG13): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:00, 7:20. Sat-Mon: 12:40, 4:00, 7:20
The Woman King (PG13): Fri:, Tue-Thur 4:40. Sat-Mon: 1:00.
The Symphony: Plains, Trains & Violins: The Journey of a Lifetime
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and The Juilliard School, Elmer Bernstein was blacklisted during the McCarthy era in the early 1950s. During those blacklist years he collaborated with Charles and Ray Eames, the world-famous mid-century husband and wife furniture and architecture design team. The Eames’ produced around 125 short art films focused on their many passions, including antique toy trains. Bernstein wrote the music for several of their shorts, including Toccata for Toy Trains (1957) a stopaction animation fantasy of about 14 minutes shot from a toy’s-eyeview, with a whimsical opening narrative by Charles Eames.
Elmer Bernstein’s son, Peter, a professional musician and film composer, is bringing his father’s original Toccata for Toy Trains score written in 1957 from the film of the same name to its first concert version in a new arrangement.
Renowned musician Guillermo Figueroa joins the orchestra to play Uruguayan-born and three-time Grammy© nominated American composer Miguel del Águila’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 94, El viaje de una vida (The Journey of a Lifetime).
Águila has more than 130 compositions to his credit, and his music has been performed by major orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States and abroad, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Welsh BBC Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Ciudad de México Philharmonic, among many others. He has also just released Miguel Del Aguila: Orchestral Works, performed by
the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, featuring Guillermo Figueroa playing the very same violin concerto on the recording.
Guillermo Figueroa, who had a hand in commissioning this concerto, which he premiered as violin soloist in 2008, is a renowned conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster. He is the Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, the Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, and the Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia.
Maestro Kabaretti visited Santa Fe and conducted Águila’s concerto with Figueroa playing the solo part. Now the exchange will be complete with Figueroa performing that part here...with the pandemic years in between.
Plains, Trains & Violins is generously supported by Principal Concert Sponsor, The Ann Jackson Family Foundation; Artist Sponsor, Frederic & Nancy Golden; and Selection Sponsors, Jean Rogers and Susan & Bruce Worster.
For tickets ($35 to $175 ) and info about season subscriptions visit www. TheSymphony.org or call 805-898-9386.
Santa Barbara Beautiful Moves into the New Year with New Officers and Enthusiasm
SANTA BARBARA BEAUTIFUL, a local non-profit focused on beautification of the built, green, and cultural environment, recently elected a new slate of officers for 2023 including Kerry Methner, President; Susan Bradley, Treasurer/CFO/ VP; Marcella Simmons, Vice President; Stephanie Williams, Vice President; and Lucrezia DeLeon, Board Secretary.
Kerry Methner has been the editor and publisher of VOICE Magazine for the last 20 years and is committed to building a community characterized by inclusivity and equity. A lifelong student, she holds a BA, Masters of Divinity, and PhD in Depth Psychology. Methner loves the arts and creating sculpture from stone. She has been on the board of SBB since the early 2000s, is a past SBB president 2009/2010, secretary, and Treasurer/CFO. She has also served as president of the Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild and the Performing Arts League and recently opened Voice Gallery in La Cumbre Plaza.
Susan Bradley is the Deputy Director of External Affairs at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Originally from the Boston area, Susan and her husband Mark moved to Santa Barbara in 2018. She enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering for local organizations and serves on the boards of Santa Barbara Associates and the University Club of Santa Barbara. About her volunteer service on the board of Santa Barbara Beautiful, Bradley says she is, “proud to be part of an organization that literally has its roots in the city it serves.”
Marcella Simmons is a Realtor with Village Properties and the 2023 Vice President of the Santa Barbara Board of Realtors, where she chairs the Education Committee. She holds a BA degree from
UCSB in Business Economics and has been a Santa Barbara business person for over 40 years, with retail, sales, and interior design as part of her collective work experience. Her involvement in the real estate, business, arts, design and architecture communities gives her a unique perspective on the Santa Barbara Beautiful Board of Directors. Simmons’ non-profit work has supported the Pearl Chase Society, Friendship Center, Community Kitchen, VP Teachers’ Fund, and the Mission Historical Park Rose Garden, adding to the elixir of life in Santa Barbara.
Stephanie Williams, originally from Florida, went to college in Boston, and moved to California in her twenties. She pursued a career in advertising sales for national magazines, which offered her an opportunity to develop communication skills that have served her well in all areas of her life. Over the years she has mentored young women interested in working in advertising and volunteered at a Human Resources non-profit. Currently in addition to her work at SBB, she is a board member of The Pearl Chase Society. In her free time, she loves collecting art, especially from people she knows.
Lucrezia DeLeon is an Architectural Designer, with over 15 years experience. DeLeon holds a BS in Architecture, with a focus on Sustainable Built Environment and Socio-Equity. Her career has taken her all over the country studying the effects of demographic determinants of health through the built environment. In addition to serving as an officer on the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara Beautiful, DeLeon is the Communications Chair and Board of Director Officer for Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, and a Board Director for Hillside Housing. DeLeon’s favorite role is being a mama to three precious boys. She loves going to the farmer’s market and exploring the outdoors with her children and partner.
Job Market Defies the FedBy Harlan Green, Special to VOICE, 1.2.23
ARE NOW ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE and Chairman Powell. Companies are daring Powell and his Governors to crimp their profits by threatening dire consequences (i.e., a recession) if they don’t slow down hiring at the current pace.
But corporations are not listening as the demand for workers far exceeds the supply, so that 223,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs were created in December, per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is still above the so-called replacement rate of jobs created to accommodate new job seekers.
And the unemployment rate dropped back to 3.5 percent, signaling that the 10.5 million job vacancies just reported in November was no fluke. But wages aren’t rising as fast, probably because most of the hiring is now in the lower paying service industries, with 145,000 jobs added just in Education/ Health and Leisure/Hospitality.
beginning that is funded by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The White House says it includes a five-year allocation of $550 billion in federal investments in America’s infrastructure to upgrade highways and major roads, bridges, airports, ports, and water systems. Additional investments cover expansions and improvements to the nation’s broadband access, public transportation systems, and energy grid infrastructure.
Will U.S. economic growth fall off a cliff in January? Maybe not, as I said in my last blog.By Harlan Green
The Atlanta Federal Reserves’ GDPNow estimate has just raised their estimate of fourth quarter GDP growth to 3.7 percent and it was right on predicting higher Q3 growth.
The 28,000 added jobs in construction is probably because construction is
And at least one Fed Governor is sounding more dovish on inflation, reports MarketWatch. James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, said on Thursday, the odds of so-called soft landing have gone up in part because of the sturdy labor market.
The Fed may find some solace in
the declining job numbers. Hiring in November and October was much higher after being revised. The economy added 256,000 jobs in November and 263,000 in
So we need a few more dovish Governors on the Federal Reserve Board to agree with Bullard, and maybe persuade Chairman Powell to soften his inflation rhetoric.
Harlan Green © 2022 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT:
The following corporation or limited liability company is/are doing business as MEC+ at 315 East Canon Perdido Street, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INC. at 315 East Canon Perdido Street, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on December 14, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0003014. Published December 30, 2022, January 6, 13, 20, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person/persons/are doing business as ESPAÑOL PARA TODOS at 247 Mathilda Dr. Apt. #3, Goleta, CA 93117. MA DE LOURDES TRUJILLO FLORES at 247 Mathilda Dr. Apt. #3, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on January 4, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20230000015. Published January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following Corporation / Limited Liability Company is/are doing business as SANTA BARBARA SEWING CENTER; HAVEFUNSEWING.COM; and HANVE FUN SEWING at 336-B E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. GRANT HOUSE SEWING CENTER at 336-B E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on December 21, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0003082. Published January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT:
The following person/persons is/ are doing business as TONY’S SMOKESHOP at 448 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463. TONY TRAD at 652 Floral Dr, Solvang, CA 93463. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on December 19, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0003053. Published December 30, 2022, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023.
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BUILDING TISSUES AND ORGANS is one of the most complex and important tasks that cells must accomplish during embryogenesis. Individual cells do not make these decisions; rather, building tissue is a collective task that requires cells to constantly communicate with each other. Different communication methods exist, including chemical cues, similar to a cell’s sense of smell, and also mechanical cues, the cell’s sense of touch. Researchers in a variety of fields have been fascinated by cell communication for decades and have discovered how cells use biochemical cues for that purpose. However, how cells use their sense of touch to make decisions during embryogenesis is still a mystery.
Professor Otger Campàs is one of those researchers. Now, with a paper published in the journal Nature Materials, he and his research team get us one step closer to unraveling this mystery. In this work, which was mostly completed at UC Santa Barbara, the researchers report how cells within a living embryo mechanically test their environment and what mechanical parameters and structures they perceive.
“We know a lot about how cells sense and respond to mechanical cues in a dish, but we know very little about how cells do it inside an embryo, where their microenvironment is very different,” said Campàs, now professor at the Physics of Life (PoL) Excellence Cluster of the Technisiche Universität Dresden, where he holds the Chair of Tissue Dynamics and serves as PoL managing director.
This collective mechanical sensing helps cells make important decisions, such as whether or not to divide, move, or even differentiate, the process by which stem cells turn into more specialized cells able to perform specific functions. One major clue surfaced several years ago, when it was found that stem cells placed on a synthetic subtrate rely heavily on mechanical cues to make their decisions: Cells on surfaces with stiffness similar to bone became osteoblasts (bone cells), whereas cells on surfaces with stiffness similar to brain tissue became neurons. The findings greatly advanced the field of tissue engineering as researchers used these mechanical cues to create synthetic scaffolds to coax stem cells to develop into desired outcomes. These scaffolds are now used in a wide range of biomedical applications.
But a dish or a synthetic scaffold is not the cell’s natural habitat. Cells reside in tissues that have very complex mechanical characteristics, Campàs said. What mechanical cues cells perceive inside an embryo while they build an organism — without external scaffolds and pushing against one another in three dimensions — remained unknown.
Until now. Using a unique tool developed in the Campàs Lab, the researchers were able to probe the cell’s native mechanical environment inside embryos and figure out what physical quantities cells perceive in their quest to decide what to become.
“We first studied how cells mechanically test their microenvironment as they differentiate and build the body axis of a vertebrate, as they differentiate,” Campàs said. “Cells used different protrusions to push and pull on their environment. So we quantified how fast and strong they were pushing.” Using a ferromagnetic oil droplet that they inserted between developing cells and subjected to a controlled magnetic field, they were able to mimic these tiny forces and measure the mechanical response of the cells’ surroundings.
Critical to these embryonic cells’ actions is their collective physical state, which Campàs and his research group found in a previous paper to be that of an active foam, similar in consistency to soap suds or beer froth, with cells clumped together, sticking to and tugging at each other. What the cells are mechanically probing, Campàs and team discovered, is the collective state of this “living foam” — how stiff it is and how confined the assemblage is — rather than the stiffness of individual cells or structures within them.
“And right at the moment that cells differentiate and decide to change their fate, there is a change in the material properties of the tissue that they perceive,” Campàs said. According to him, at the moment the cells within the tissue decide on their fate, the tissue decreases its stiffness.
What’s not yet proven in this study is whether — and if so, how — the change in the stiffness in the embryonic environment drives the change in the cell state. That’s a complex topic to be explored in future research, Campàs said. “There is an interplay between the mechanical characteristics of the structures that
cells collectively build, such as tissues or organs, and the decisions they make individually. This interplay is at the core of how nature builds organisms.”
The findings from this study might also have important implications for tissue engineering. Potential materials that mimic the foam-like characteristics of the embryonic tissue, as opposed to the widely
used synthetic polymer or gel scaffolds, may allow researchers to create more robust and sophisticated synthetic tissues, organs and implants in the lab, with the appropriate geometries and mechanical characteristics for the desired functions.
Eagles Nest Ocean Views
Copper Coated History
Mayela Rodriguez Explores Movement and Migration with CopperBy Ricky Barajas / VOICE
SOMETHING AS RIGID AND HEAVY
AS COPPER does not often appear as the cornerstone of a conversation about movement, immigration, and assimilation. However the connections that local artist, Mayela Rodriguez, drew between her family and the metal show that valuable pieces of history lie just beneath the surface and ready to be excavated.
Presented by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, Rodriguez’s exhibition Veins: Mining Family History Through Copper opens with a reception on Saturday, January 14th, from 1 to 3pm and will run until March 5th. In this show, Rodriguez seeks to explore her family mythology and the relationship they hold to this metal in the culmination of multiple artistic explorations.
“I chose the name Veins because like veins of copper in a mine, we have veins with blood. These are channels of trying to find or understand my history,” shared Rodriguez.
Rodriguez grew up hearing stories of her grandfather and his brother playing around the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, pitching rocks into the open quarry. Her great-uncle, Aurelio Rodriguez, went from a childhood of throwing rocks to a professional career as a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. Despite having never met her grandfather or her great uncle, their presence persists in Rodriguez’s family narratives.
While she was a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Rodriguez eventually ended up receiving a “13 x 18” copper slab for free after extensive correspondence with the mine manager. Her initial plan was to explore this family narrative through recreating her uncle’s baseball cards in metal. Upon receiving the copper, however, the political implications of the material she held began to resonate with her, and her ideas began to shift.
“I had to wonder why this mine is even considering me in this request,” said Rodriguez.
Copper holds a vital
place in American infrastructure and culture. Electrical, telephone, and plumbing systems need copper to function efficiently, using it for their paths, connections, and routes. Copper also comprises the Statue of Liberty, a declaration to the world that all are welcome in this land, and pennies, featuring the depiction of President Abraham Lincoln, best known for ending chattel slavery in the U.S.
Unfortunately, what symbols represent and the practices that people adopt in their name often deviate in ways that hold them in contention with each other. While the Statue of Liberty welcomes immigrants from the European continent, her torch does not light the same path for people from Mexico and South and Central America. This led Rodriguez to consider the symbolism of the copper as an individual, and the concept of a “good” or a “useful” immigrant.
“I wanted a literal transformation,” said Rodriguez. “This slab was profoundly boring at first, but then I began to consider the time and labor that went into mining, melting, molding, and shipping this slab. I thought, ‘I can’t change this copper. It’s already been pulled from the earth and formed into an unnatural shape, and then sent across the border. It had to become something good enough to cross the border.”
Inspired by the performance of existing with the slab, Rodriguez began to travel with it to different locations which her family once considered home. She was interested in how these actions change it and how handling the copper causes new colors and patterns to form on it from factors such as the oils on her fingers to exposure to the air. She even took the copper slab with her to a therapy appointment.
“How do these actions change it?” asked Rodriguez.
Though it holds the focal point of the exhibition, the copper slab will not be present itself among the rest of the created works. Instead, various scans printed on fabric and paper will be presented, as well as photos taken during all of Rodriguez’s travels.
“My viewers never get to see the copper, and in that way it becomes a myth. Just like my family member, it will be present in other ways,” explained Rodriguez. “I want viewers to take into consideration the myths and stories that have passed along. A lot of families have things like heirlooms and other objects that have these stories attached to them. I also want viewers to witness what I’m going through.”
In one version of these scans, the copper will be presented in a series of four foot curtains. The curtains are able to move and flow in ways that rigid metal cannot, and with each layer they create a looming, haunting effect that emphasizes the weight of family history.
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THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: Ruth Ellen Hoag: Journey and eye
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ARTE DEL SEGUNDO VIERNES • Conoce a los artistas de la exhibición de Abstract 10 • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. • Gratis • 4:30-6pm viernes, 1/13.
OPENING RECEPTION - VEINS: MINING FAMILY HISTORY THROUGH COPPER • Solo exhibition of photography, video, text, and installation art by Mayela Rodriguez • Architectural Foundation SB, 229 E. Victoria St. • 1-3pm Fr, 1/13.
RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURAVENAS: MINERÍA DE LA HISTORIA FAMILIAR A TRAVÉS DEL COBRE • Exposición individual de fotografía, video, texto e instalación de Mayela Rodríguez • Architectural Foundation SB, 229 E. Victoria St. • 1-3pm viernes, 1/13.
OPENING RECEPTION • Exhibition of color, light, and reclaimed wood by Susan Van Fossen and Dave Drewisch • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Free • 4-8pm Fr, 1/13.
RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA DE OBRAS DE ARTE DEL CALEIDOSCOPIO • Exposición de color, luz y madera recuperada de Susan Van Fossen y Dave Drewisch
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THIRD FRIDAY ART WALK • Meet local artists, enjoy live music, and explore five art galleries
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PASEO DEL ARTE DEL TERCER VIERNES • Conoce a artistas locales, disfruta de la música en vivo y explora cinco galerías de
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ROY DUNN: CAPTURING IMAGERY OF OUR WILD NEIGHBORS • Artist talk with wildlife photographer
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CAPTURANDO IMÁGENES DE NUESTROS VECINOS
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