VOICE Magazine: October 9, 2020

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In This Issue

Art Talk

Stacy Bratcher joins Cottage Health


A season-long series engaging leading activists, creatives and thinkers who are confronting racism in America.

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Photo by David Bazemore

The latest local information and inspiration to Vote in Santa Barbara County

Photo by Stephen Voss, courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

Photo by Anna Delores Photography


Reflecting on diverse cultures, a virtual concert at The Luke


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October 9, 2020

Race to Justice

Arts & Lectures’ new series examines systemic racism and its impact on society with a rich and diverse slate of thinkers, doers, creators, and performers Tettegah, a professor of Black studies ITH THE U.S. SITTING AT AN INFLECTION POINT and director of UCSB’s Center for Black Studies Research, said that such events ON RACE AND RACISM, UC Santa Barbara “should be regularly integrated in annual Arts & Lectures has unveiled a dynamic new series programming.” that will take a season-long deep dive into issues of “We have opportunities to build systemic racism. powerful relationships through, by, and Race to Justice is a suite of events that will engage leading with Black communities; however, we John Lewis: Good Trouble activists, creatives, and thinkers to expand our understanding of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Brittany K. Barnett Sister Helen Prejean must first recognize and see human beings Nov 17 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 19 racism and how race impacts society and to inspire an expansive who are different from us as subjects and approach to advancing racial equality. The series is the result our advisory committee members, organizers, sponsors, speakers, not objects to create equal opportunity and of collaborations across campus between Arts & Lectures, the and participants in this important yearlong Race to Justice series. a socially just world,” Tettegah said. “Race to Justice provides such Division of Social Sciences, the Department of Black Studies, and Individually and collectively, they exhort us to confront racism an opportunity to recognize and see human beings who have made others. and guide us toward racial equality. We look forward to listening, a difference in this world through their ability to recognize human Ticket sales began Monday, October 5th, for virtual events learning, and taking action together.” beings and through seeking justice by supporting anti-racism, antitaking place from October through January. Among the “A&L has a distinguished history of bringing important bigotry and much more.” presenters slated for virtual events are race scholar and historian artists, authors, and public figures to both the community and Belinda Robnette, vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and Ibram X. Kendi; attorney and criminal justice advocate Brittany the classroom to address the compelling issues of our times, said inclusion at UC Santa Barbara, concurred. “Pulling together an K. Barnett; musician Rhiannon Giddens; filmmaker Dawn Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall. “The Race to Justice extraordinary group of intellectuals, artists, and activists, the Race Porter, who will screen and discuss her documentary, John Lewis: series exemplifies how A&L can bridge the campus and the public to Justice events not only highlight the significant contributions Good Trouble; Sister Helen Prejean; Pulitzer-winning creator of sphere when we need a sense of community and common purpose the 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones; author Ta-Nehisi Coates; of African Americans, but give voice to the Black experience more than ever.” in the U.S., ” she said. “The much-needed series provides UCSB and journalist Isabel Wilkerson. As Arts & Lectures was programming its 2020-2021 season, participants with an opportunity to engage in an educational “We’re confronting evidence of inequality in every corner Billeci said, “the nationNikole was confronting of George journey that lays bare the roots, and ongoing reality of racial of society, and it’s a moment of reckoning for the whole nation,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Isabel Wilkerson Hannah-Jonesthe deaths Rhiannon GiddensFloyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. ” injustice. ” Jan 12 Jan 26 Dec 8 Nov 15 The idea for said Celesta Billeci, Miller McCune Executive Director of Arts the series was sparked, and the campus quickly coalesced around its The series offers a mix of virtual presentations followed by & Lectures. “For many years A&L has been addressing complex development. Q&As as well as live events, including Jazz at Lincoln Center issues and challenging problems. Beginning in October, we’re “It became clear that this is a conversation we need to be having Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Wed., Feb. 3rd), Alvin Ailey spearheading an in-depth look at systemic racism from every right now,” Billeci said. “It was important to partner across the American Dance Theater (Tues., April 13th & Wed., April 14th), angle, including abolition, underlying conditions, reparations, campus to make sure that we were including as many voices as we Bryan Stevenson (Fri., April 30th), and Jon Batiste (Sat., May criminal justice, and more. In addition to what you see ‘on stage’ could and to ensure that the compendium of events was inclusive in 22nd). Additional events will be announced throughout the season. (whether virtual or in-person), we have a robust education terms of voices we include and exhaustive in terms of perspectives In addition, UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning outreach program to complement these events with activities that we offer. I think we all realized we could achieve a stronger series by Initiative is creating free opportunities for further engagement will directly impact and inspire students.” working together.” through partnerships with Santa Barbara County organizations “In the midst of a racial reckoning in our nation, UCSB’s Teaming first with Hale, then the Department of Black focused on human services, at-risk populations, and leadership, as Arts & Lectures Race to Justice series stands on the right side of Studies, Billeci ultimately created and partnered with an advisory well as tools for interested individuals and small groups to further this particular historical moment by centering Black lives and committee that includes Hale, Robnett, Banks, and Tettegah, as well explore race in society and promote racial equality. Members of experiences,” said Ingrid Banks, associate professor and chair of as Susannah Scott, divisional chair of the Academic Senate. the community interested in the Thematic Learning Initiative can Black studies, who was a key partner on developing the series. “Thanks to tremendous work of our campus partners, we’ve learn more about how to participate in Race to Justice activities “The series brings together exceptional programming that will aid been able to create the fantastic program that Race to Justice is throughout Santa Barbara County at www.thematic-learning.org. in making sense of the context for the protests we are currently today, and we will continue to add new events throughout the “What excites me most about this Race to Justice program – witnessing across the country. The series will also highlight year,” Billeci said. “Of course our hope for the series is to affect real even beyond the stellar roster of nationally prominent speakers – is how Black people, in spite of racial injustice, have endured and change on our campus, in our community, and across our nation. the explicit commitment, of Arts &Lectures, and of the speakers continue to create rich cultural practices in the arts. We hope to inspire an expansive approach to advancing racial themselves, to amplify their impact through sustained dialogue “Equally important is the educational component of the equality, one that provides us with tools to uncover, expose and with our campus community, ” said Charles Hale, the SAGE Sara series,” Banks added. “Students will attend events free of charge, as dismantle systemic racism. As the late Congressman John Lewis Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences. “Especially in these well as have opportunities to join student-centered programming said, ‘We must be headlights and not tail lights.’ Arts & Lectures troubled times, we need deep connection with one another, that will expand their understanding about racial injustice and promises to be headlights.” and critical reflection on the roots of the problems we face, as justice. The Race to Justice series appreciates the empowering Arts & Lectures presents Race to Justice in association with groundings for concerted action. ” nature of knowledge. Our campus and the broader Santa Barbara the following UC Santa Barbara campus partners: Department Noted Chancellor Henry T. Yang, “We are in the midst of community will benefit tremendously from learning how Black of Black Studies; Center for Black Studies Research; Division of a momentous national reckoning on racial justice: a challenge people’s race to justice is a centuries-long project; a ‘race’ that Social Sciences; Division of Humanities and Fine Arts; Division to live up to our highest ideals of racial equity. Society-wide everyone must recognize, and ultimately win.” of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences; Division of Student in scope, this challenge resonates strongly in every institution Paramount to Arts & Lectures is amplifying Race to Justice’s Affairs; Gevirtz Graduate School of Education; Graduate Division; of higher education, including UC Santa Barbara. I thank impact in the community. An extensive educational and College of Creative Studies; College of Engineering; MultiCultural our faculty, students, and staff for our shared commitment to community outreach schedule will be integrated with Race John Lewis: Good Trouble Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Brittany K. Barnett Sister Helen Prejean John Lewis: Good Trouble Brittany K. Barnett Sister Prejean Dr. Ibram X. Kendi advancing Center; The Carsey-Wolf Center; UCSB Reads; Office of the Vice inclusive on ourHelen campus. Nov 19 Nov dialogue 17 Oct 19I also thank all ofOct 27 to Justice programming, providing additional opportunities Oct 27 Nov 19 Nov 17 Oct 19 Chancellor for Diversity, for UCSB students Equity, and Inclusion; and and members of the Office of the Executive Vice community to engage Virtual events are created exclusively for UCSB Arts Chancellor. with the speakers and & Lectures and can be purchased by anyone, Lead sponsors for the anywhere. Virtual presentations will be followed creators and their ideas. Race to Justice series include by Q&As with the audience. Most virtual programs For virtual events are an hour long starting at 5pm Pacific and most Marcy Carsey, Connie taking place from will be available for replay by ticket buyers for one Frank & Evan Thompson, October through week following the broadcast. Patty & John MacFarlane, January, Race to Justice A “Virtual Pack” of all eight virtual events is Sara Miller McCune, Santa speakers will be meeting available for $80. Single tickets for virtual events Barbara Foundation, Lynda start at $10 for the general public and are free for virtually with UCSB Weinman & Bruce Heavin, UCSB students. Single tickets for Race to Justice students from across the Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family virtual events start at $10 for the general public and campus. are FREE for UCSB students (registration required). Foundation. Describing the series By Shelly Leachman / The UC Santa Barbara Current

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Let Your Voice Be Heard! A Guide to Casting Your 2020 Ballot in Santa Barbara County

across the county that are accessible 24 hours a day. A complete list of these drop boxes’ locations can be found on the Santa Barbara T IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THIS ELECTION WILL County Department of Elections website. Voters can also send their BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC our ballots in the mail, as long as they are postmarked by November country has witnessed in decades. As November 3rd draws 3rd. The ballots must be received no later than 17 days later in order nearer, it is essential that each Santa Barbara County voter form to be counted, so it is crucial to send your ballot as soon as possible a plan for how they will safely cast their ballot by November 3rd to if you are choosing this option. ensure their voice is represented. For individuals who prefer to “That’s one of the important vote in person, you can begin casting messages that we’re having — to I want to encourage everybody to get ballots at your local Registrar’s vote early,” Santa Barbara County their ballots in as early as they can. And Office starting this week. Otherwise, Registrar of Voters Joseph Holland if you get them in early, then we can each voter in the county must go told VOICE Magazine in August. “I actually process those ahead of Election to their assigned polling place. want to encourage everybody to get Individuals can determine their their ballots in as early as they can. Day, and then those results from those assigned location via the sample And if you get them in early, then we ballots will go up on election night. ballot and polling place portal on the can actually process those ahead of county’s Department of Elections Joseph Holland Election Day, and then those results from those ballots will go up on SB County Registrar of Voters website (https://countyofsb.org/care/ elections/home.sbc). All polling election night.” locations will be open from October If you’re not registered to 31st to November 3rd to ensure everyone vote, you still have time — California’s has ample time to cast their ballot. registration deadline is October 19th. “We especially encourage older adults The quickest way to register is online, at and people with underlying medical https://registertovote.ca.gov. You can also conditions to avoid long lines and crowded pick up a paper registration application at polling places by voting early,” the the DMV or your local Elections Offices. These applications must be postmarked or returned in person to an Department of Elections website encourages. The county also suggests that people voting in person bring Elections Office by October 19th. their mailed ballots along with them, so their polling location can Due to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing the AB860 bill in mark it as void then and there. However, doing so is not required. June, official ballots have been mailed out to all California voters, COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be implemented at including the over 225,000 people registered in Santa Barbara each location. Social distancing will be required, and all staff and County. However, if you haven’t received your ballot by October voters must wear face masks. This being said, if you feel ill or have 19th, you should call the Registrar of Voters at (800)-722-8683. been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, plan on returning Voters wanting to track their ballot can also sign up for the your ballot via mail or drop box instead of visiting a polling place. California BallotTrax “Where’s My Ballot” online tool for updates To review a complete list of ballot drop box locations, learn your on their ballot’s status. assigned polling place, or register to vote, Once you receive your ballot, you are able to return it as soon visit https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/home.sbc. as you desire. There are currently 30 secure ballot drop boxes


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

October 9, 2020

Ballot Drop Box List by Area Buellton Buellton City Hall: Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 107 W. Highway 246, Buellton

Carpinteria Carpinteria City Hall:Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 5775 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria Casa de las Flores: Walk-Up • 4090 Via Real, Carpinteria

Goleta Goleta City Hall: Accessible/Walk-up • 130 Cremona Dr., Goleta Goleta Valley Community Center: Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 5679 Hollister Ave. Isla Vista Foot Patrol Sheriff Substation: Accessible/Walk-Up • 6504 Trigo Rd. Southcoast Church: Accessible/Walk-Up • 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd.

Guadalupe Guadalupe City Hall: Walk-Up • 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe

Lompoc Lompoc City Hall: Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 100 Civic Center Plaza, Lompoc Lompoc Public Library: Accessible/Walk-Up • 501 E. North Ave., Lompoc Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services/Public Health: Accessible/Walk-Up • 1100 West Laurel Ave., Lompoc Vandenberg Village Library: Accessible/Walk-Up • 3755 Constellation Rd., Lompoc

Los Olivos Los Olivos Branch Library: Accessible/Walk-Up • 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos

Montecito Manning Park (Lower Manning Park Area 9): Accessible/Drive-Up/WalkUp • 449 San Ysidro Rd & Santa Rosa Ln., Santa Barbara

New Cuyama Cuyama Valley Recreation District (Montgomery Hall Building): Accessible/Walk-Up • 4885 Primero St., New Cuyama

Orcutt Oak Knolls Shopping Center: Accessible/Walk-Up • Directly in front of the State Farm Office: across the Parking Lot from Coast Hills Federal Credit Union, 1103 E. Clark Ave., Santa Maria

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Healing Justice SB’s Art Is Activism Campaign: Call to Action to Vote

Photo by Michelle Ramirez Photography


NEW CAMPAIGN DEDICATED TO VOTER EMPOWERMENT and aiming to offer a visual representation of solidarity has been initiated by Healing Justice SB. An unfolding collaboration among many artists, the exhibition will include, photographs to view as static content on Instagram and dynamic videos on IGTV, as well as the Healing Justice SB website (www.hjsb.org). As part of an ongoing media campaign, Healing Justice SB will release photos daily on Instagram and hope that these images inspire viewers to participate in local and national political actions. “All communities who have the privilege of voting must show up for each other,” said Leticia Forney Resch, the project’s Creative Director, and Healing Justice SB Co-Organizer. “We must act with urgency and intention, to uplift the most marginalized voices and demand change in our systems.” Forney Resch continued, “Through design, body paint, floral, and photography, we captured powerful images for a diverse demographic of real people. Our models came from different backgrounds, professions, age groups, and orientations.” The producers will encourage the public to repost the photos broadly as part of a grassroots effort to spread awareness of issues that will be immediately impacted by the results of the upcoming (local, state, and federal) elections. Many people contributed their gifts and talents to this project including: Terra Cobian Photography, Emily Ritter with Anna Delores Photography, and Michelle Ramirez Photography used their lens to capture striking photos of this installation. Painters Chante Glover with Copper Raven Studios and Chelsea Willett with Chelsea Willett Designs created illustrations of key voting issues. Models for the project donated their time in support of reenvisioning advocacy through voting. Collectively, all artists and models involved were moved to participate out of a desire to uplift historically underserved peoples. Forney Resch added that by centering the power of many different types of bodies and people, “participants united in support of dismantling notions of one body type encompassing beauty- normalizing that all body types are valid.” Healing Justice Santa Barbara aspires to uplift all Black/African-Americans to affirm that they are deserving of safety, love, equity, respect, and joy. Healing Justice SB is a Black led and Black centered organizing collective in Santa Barbara County. Formed in response to the de-stabilizing impacts of racism and anti-blackness, Healing Justice SB aspires to build resilient communities for the African diaspora and other marginalized people along the Central Coast. www.hjsb.org | @healing_Justice_sb

County of Santa Barbara Administration Building: Accessible/Walk-Up • 105 E. Anapamu St. (Anacapa St Entrance), Santa Barbara County of Santa Barbara Elections Main Office: Accessible/Drive-Up/ Walk-Up • 4440-A Calle Real, Santa Barbara Eastside Branch Library: Accessible/Walk-Up • 1102 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara, Ca 93103 MacKenzie Park: Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 3111 State St. (corner of State & Las Positas), Santa Barbara San Andres Hardware: Accessible/Walk-Up • 635 W. Micheltorena St. (Corner of San Andres and Micheltorena), Santa Barbara Santa Barbara City College (West Campus Drop-Off): Accessible/DriveUp • 721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara

Santa Maria Atkinson Park: Accessible/Walk-Up • 1000 N. Railroad Ave., Santa Maria Joe Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building: Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 511 E. Lakeside Pkwy. (parking lot), Santa Maria Minami Community Center: Accessible/Walk-Up • 600 W. Enos Dr., Santa Maria Santa Maria Animal Center: Accessible/Walk-Up • 548 W. Foster Rd., Santa Maria Santa Maria Elks: Accessible/Walk-Up • 1309 N. Bradley Rd., Santa Maria Santa Maria Public Library: Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 421 S. McClelland St. (City Library Parking Garage), Santa Maria

Santa Ynez Valley Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA: Accessible/Walk-Up • 900 N. Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez

Solvang Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall: Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up • 1745 Mission Dr. (Parking Lot near Library Drop Box), Solvang

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Stacy Bratcher is Cottage Health’s New Vice President and General Counsel

STACY BRATCHER will be joining Cottage Health as its Vice President and General Counsel this fall. A well experienced healthcare attorney, Bratcher assumes this position after 15 years working with the University of Southern California, where she held the positions of Vice President and Managing General Counsel, as well as Corporate Secretary Stacy Bratcher at Keck Medicine. She has also spent time as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Bar Association Bioethics Committee, and 17 years volunteering as a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Hospitals and Health Delivery Commission. Bratcher holds her bachelor degree in English from Truman State University and her juris doctor from St. Louis University School of Law. With Cottage Health, she will serve as an advisor for the www.cottagehealth.org organization’s legal matters.

Angela Walters Yates Named SB County Animal Services Director ANGELA WALTERS YATES begins working as the Animal Services Director for the County of Santa Barbara this week. Yates assumes this position after eight years working with the Animal Shelter Assistance Program as its Executive Director and a Board member where she oversaw her staff and hundreds of volunteers to ensure that cats within ASAP’s care received proper shelter and Angela Walters Yates foster care. She also worked with the nonprofit’s outreach efforts to other local animal welfare focused organizations. As Animal Services Director, Yates will continue to utilize her knowledge and passion for animal welfare to ensure all animals in Santa Barbara County are treated with care.


Rich Block Appointed to Association of Zoos and Aquariums Board of Directors RICH BLOCK, CEO and President of the Santa Barbara Zoo, has joined the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Board of Directors. Block received this honor after over 30 years of serving as an active AZA member, including working on its Conservation Education committee, Wildlife Conservation and Management, and Roadside Zoo Task Force. He has worked as the Santa Barbara Zoo’s CEO since 1998, where he has worked to build the zoo’s partnerships with organizations and individuals. A dedicated community member, Block also currently works with Visit Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber Rich Block of Commerce. As an AZA Board of Directors member, he will participate in the organization’s national efforts, such as animal welfare, conservation, and accreditation.


October 9, 2020

Coastal Cleanup Month Removes Over 3,800 Pounds of Litter


FTER HOURS OF HARD WORK and help from 771 volunteers, Explore Ecology is proud to release the results of this year’s Coastal Cleanup Month. Lasting throughout the month of September, this annual effort encourages Santa Barbara County residents to clean up their neighborhoods and surrounding natural areas of all human-made pollutants. This year, it is reported that volunteers removed more than 3, 889 pounds of litter. “We feel such gratitude for everyone who participated in Coastal Cleanup Month,” said Jill Cloutier, PR Director for Explore Ecology. “This year’s Coastal Cleanup was very different — like many things in 2020. But, our volunteers actually picked up more food wrappers, straws, take out containers, plastic bottle caps, plastic bags, and plastic bottles than in 2019. It’s amazing! Even during a pandemic, community members rose to the occasion and helped out.” The 3,889 pounds cleaned up consists of 16,605 individual pieces of litter. This included 2,796 plastic pieces, 2,710 cigarette butts, 1,950 food wrappers, 711 plastic bottle caps, and 470 plastic bottles. Volunteers also gathered 407 straws, 388 foam and plastic take-out containers, 350 plastic bags, and 214 gloves and masks. Explore Ecology is still gathering data, so these statistics

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will become more precise in the coming weeks. Coastal Cleanup volunteers can submit their individual data through the Clean Swell app or via suggested methods found at www.ExploreEcology.org/ccd.

Explore Ecology is a Santa Barbara nonprofit that works to educate children about the natural world and how to take care of it. To learn more about its ongoing initiatives, visit https://exploreecology.org.

Coastal Quilters Guild of SB and Goleta Donate Masks to UBGC


N A HEARTWARMING ACT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, the Coastal Quilters Guild of Santa Barbara and Goleta have donated more than 1,100 handmade youth-sized masks to the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. The guild also made 175 adult masks for the attendants that staff the clubs. Currently, all UBGC locations require members and staff to wear face masks all day. “When it was reported that schools would reopen, we immediately started making children’s and youth masks,” said Karen Pickford, President of the Coastal Quilters Guild of Santa Barbara and Goleta. “However, most public schools were not able to reopen to full capacity at the beginning of the school year. We, therefore, reached out to UBGC because UBGC serves a large area of our community, and with masks made by sewists throughout the area, it seemed like a good fit to be able to provide masks to children across the entire Santa Barbara/ Goleta area.” The Coastal Quilters Guild is a local nonprofit that works toward the education and preservation of the art of quilt making. This donation follows their presenting UBGC with masks for more than 100 volunteers in April. This fall, all UBGC club locations opened with the requirement that members wear masks at all times. Under health and social distancing guidelines, the clubs will host between 50 to 100 students.

“Our members were filled with joy when we received the donation of masks from the Coastal Quilters Guild,” said Jose Marquez, Club Director of the UBGC Goleta Unit. “They wore their masks proudly while participating in our afterschool program activities. This donation is a huge relief for all of us at the club because we will now have extra masks that we can all enjoy wearing.” To learn more about UBGC and their ongoing programs, visit www.unitedg.org. More information about the Coastal Quilters Guild of Santa Barbara and Goleta, visit www.coastalquilters.org.

Johnson Ohana Foundation Gives $10,000 to Explore Ecology


HILE MOST OF THE WORLD best knows Jack Johnson for his music, here in Santa Barbara the Johnson Ohana Foundation plays a key philanthropic role. In the spirit of environmental education, the Johnson Ohana Foundation has donated $10,000 to local nonprofit Explore Ecology to support its School Gardens Program. “We are beyond thrilled to receive this generous donation from the Johnson Ohana Foundation,” said Lindsay Johnson, Executive Director of Explore Ecology. “Their support of Explore Ecology programs over the past ten years helps us continue our important work of educating Santa Barbara County youth about food literacy, organic gardening, composting, and healthy food. We thank Johnson Ohana on behalf of Explore Ecology and of all students and families whose lives are positively impacted by school gardens.” Explore Ecology’s School Gardens Program works to instruct local elementary students on how to grow and Photos courtesy of Explore Ecology


maintain their own gardens. It has continued to operate amidst the ongoing pandemic, with Explore Ecology staff creating a series of online lessons, virtual garden tours, and even projects for students to complete at home. Garden educators have also continued to tend to the School Gardens, and have held Pop Up Markets to distribute the fresh produce for free among the schools’ families. By donating to Explore Ecology, the Johnson Ohana Foundation continues to ensure that these programs carry on. Founded by Kim and Jack Johnson in 2008, the Johnson Ohana Foundation has donated a total of $135,000 over the past ten years. In doing so, the foundation lives up to its mission to support community organizations that support environmental, musical, and artistic education. To learn more about Explore Ecology, visit www.exploreecology.org. More information about the Johnson Ohana Foundation can be found at https:// johnsonohana.org.

October 9, 2020

Community News AHA! Names Rand Rosenberg and Bobby Shand as New Board Co-Presidents


HA! HAS ANNOUNCED that Rand Rosenberg and Bobby Shand are the organization’s new Board Co-Presidents. Based in Santa Barbara, AHA! is a nonprofit that works to educate teens, parents, and teachers in emotional and social intelligence to promote healthy mindsets and behavior. To learn more, visit

Westmont College Welcomes Four New Professors KATHERINE BRYANT joins the Political Science department after working with Westmont as a visiting assistant professor for three years. During that time, she began a study of Christian aid organizations’ effectiveness, focusing specifically on foreign aid programs, and the role political factors play on organizations’ decisions. She also supported Westmont students who participated in the National Model United Nations in New York City last year. Bryant holds her doctorate from Texas A&M University, and completed her undergraduate degree at University of Southern California. She looks forward to continuing to support Westmont students and programs in her new role.


RAND ROSENBERG has served on the AHA! board since 2018. Before joining the board, Rosenberg served with AHA! as a volunteer, helping facilitators run an inschool program at San Marcos High School. He previously worked as the PG&E Corporation’s Senior Vice President of Rand Rosenberg Corporate Strategy and Development. Rosenberg is a firm believer in the importance of helping high school students build the social-emotional skills that AHA! promotes, and will bring this passion to the board’s co-presidency. BOBBY SHAND has been an AHA! board member since 2012, and has proved instrumental in expanding their marketing strategies. Over the course of his involvement with AHA!, Shand has advised both the organization’s rebranding efforts and its recent website redesign. His past experiences are also rooted in marketing, having founded local marketing agency The Shand Group in 1980, which went on to inform more than 300 international marketing initiatives. As an AHA! Board Co-President, Shand hopes that AHA!’s mission will allow Santa Barbara community members to develop greater understanding for one another. Bobby Shand

Corey Pahanish Named Executive Director of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

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DR. COREY A. PAHANISH will begin working as the Executive Director of the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) this fall. For Pahanish, helping others is a personal passion, having been raised by his mother and experiencing financial insecurity after the death of his father when he was ten years old. Thanks to support from peers and mentors, Pahanish went on to earn his master’s degree and Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. He has since dedicated his career to working with a number of nonprofit organizations, most recently serving as Bayside Community Center’s Executive Director since 2014. As TBCF’s Executive Director, Pahanish will manage the organization’s ongoing programs to ensure that local children with cancer and their families continue to receive quality care and support. www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org

Santa Barbara Housing Conference Recognizes John Campanella



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AST WEEK, the Coastal Housing Coalition presented John Campanella with the Michael Towbes Excellence in Workforce Housing Award. A past Santa Barbara City Planning Commissioner and former President of the Homebuilders Association of the Central Coast, Campanella has been an active member and supporter of our local community for many years. Previously, he has held the position of board member with both the CHC, the Paseo Chapala Owners Association, and Garden Court, Inc. He earned his master’s degree in finance from the University of Denver. CHC presented him with the award during its virtual 6th Annual Santa Barbara Housing Conference. John Campanella “John is selflessly dedicated to our community,” said CHC Board President Olivia Marr. “During his career he has transitioned from developing large suburban single family tracts to mixed-use urban infill with a large number of affordable and middle-income residences. He has been a tireless advocate for workforce housing both personally and throughout his service on the City of Santa Barbara Planning Commission. CHC is proud to honor John Campanella with this award.” www.coastalhousingcoalition.org

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Katherine Bryant DANIEL GEE is also a friendly face around Westmont campus, having graduated there as valedictorian in 2013. He will begin teaching music and conducting the Westmont College Choir this fall. After leaving Westmont, Gee went on to earn his Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and worked as the assistant conductor of the Long Beach Symphony. His prior experiences also include working as the associate conductor of an Orange County professional choir, Choral Arts Initiative. He has also composed pieces on commission for the Quire of Voyces and the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation for the Santa Barbara Choral Society.

ROBERT HARING-KAYE will be joining the Westmont Physics department. He earned his doctorate in nuclear physics from Florida State University and joins the Westmont faculty with over two decades of teaching experience at Purdue University Northwest and Ohio Wesleyan University. In addition to his teaching, Haring-Kaye has also acted as a principal and co-principal investigator on multiple National Science Foundation grants. An advocate of working alongside students on research, he has published many articles that have been co-authored with students over the course of his career. At Westmont, Haring-Kaye hopes to utilize and expand the role of the Westmont Observatory in physics students’ instruction.

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BLAKE VICTOR KENT will begin working in Westmont’s Sociology department. He assumes this position after two years working as a postdoctoral research fellow with Harvard Medical School’s Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital. Kent earned his master’s and doctorate in sociology from Baylor University, and focuses on medicine, religion, and population health. As a Westmont professor, he plans to incorporate students in his research with major epidemiological cohort studies, such as the Black Women’s Health Study and the Hispanic Community Health Study. To learn more about Westmont College, visit www.westmont.edu.

Museum and Sea Center to Open Indoor Exhibits


OR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center will open its indoor exhibits to the public beginning October 15th. This announcement follows Santa Barbara County’s entering the red tier for COVID-19 public health and safety orders last week. Under this category, the Museum and Sea Center will begin operating its indoor exhibits at 25 percent capacity. “If you have visited our outdoor spaces since June, then you know we are taking health and safety precautions very seriously,” stated the Museum’s announcement. Both the Museum and Sea Center will be asking visitors to follow a one-way flow while walking through indoor exhibits, as well as practice social distancing. Visitors will be allowed to enter on a timed ticketing basis, and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout. Additionally, all exhibits will not include touch elements. Until the 15th, the Museum and Sea Center will continue to host their outdoor exhibits. Admission rates will also remain reduced until October 11th, with Sea Center tickets costing $7 per person and Museum pricing 50 percent off. To learn more, visit www.sbnature.org.

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October 9, 2020

God Save the Queen! She could produce over 1 million worker bees

Join Patricia Bragg, Health Crusader and Organic Pioneer and stay healthy! I’m sure many of you are familiar with honeybees and the tremendous benefit we all get from their tireless work. Did you know that it’s the effort of one miraculous bee that is responsible for producing all the bee’s in a single hive? That’s right she’s the Queen! A single Queen Bee can lay up to 200,000 eggs a year and throughout her life which could span up to seven years, she could produce over 1 million worker bee’s. That’s a lot of bees! Those worker bees will fly out from the hive to collect pollen and nectar and in doing so . . .

... they will help produce many of the nuts, fruits, and vegetables that we all enjoy eating every day! Like any other Queen, a Queen Bee travels with a group of bees ranging in age from 1-2 days old up to 50 days old and is called a “court” or “attendants”. This “court” of bees are responsible for providing a Queen Bee with everything she needs to carry out her life’s work in the hive. They feed her, groom her and remove her waste making sure that she and the hive stays as clean as a whistle. Without this “court” of bees a Queen cannot survive. So remember, the next time you’re eating a delicious piece of fruit, snacking on some crunchy nuts or enjoying that salad from your favorite restaurant, that honey bees are playing a huge role in all that food production, and it’s the Queen Bees tireless egg laying effort that makes it all happen. So, God Save the Queen!

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Bernard Shaw. Presentado de forma gratuita en Zoom en dos partes, con la opción de ver el Acto I el 9 de octubre (7pm), el Acto II el 10 de octubre (7pm), o ambos actos juntos el 11 de octubre (12 y 2:30pm). https://bit.ly/2YpuwZ9

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PCPA’s InterPlay Reading Series continues with Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell on Friday, October 9th at 7pm and Saturday, October 10th at 1:30pm. The cost per play reading is $5 per viewer. For tickets visit http://pcpa.org/InterPlay.html

UCSB Arts & Lectures House Calls to feature Barbara Kingsolver in Conversation with Pico Iyer. Among the most relevant and original chroniclers of our times, celebrated novelist, essayist, and poet Barbara Kingsolver will sit down with Iyer during a virtual event on Friday, October 16th at 5pm. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Visitas a domicilio de UCSB Arts & Lectures contará con Barbara Kingsolver en conversación con Pico Iyer. Entre los cronistas más relevantes y originales de nuestro tiempo, la célebre novelista, ensayista y poeta Barbara Kingsolver se sentará con Pico Iyer durante un evento virtual el viernes, 16 de octubre a las 5pm. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Serie de lectura InterPlay de PCPA continúa con Things I Know to be True por Andrew Bovell el viernes, 9 de octubre a las 7pm y el sábado, 10 de octubre a la 1:30pm. El costo presentación es de $5 por espectador. Para boletos visita http://pcpa.org/InterPlay.html Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home, tells each of Shakespeare’s 36 plays with a single performer, a collection of household objects, and a table top. Broadcasts are free. After each Sunday premiere, performers will host a Zoom Q&A. Week four includes Henry IV, Part 1 (Oct. 9), Henry IV, Part 2 (Oct. 10), Henry V (Oct. 11), & Henry VI, Part 1 (Oct. 15). All performances will be at 12pm unless otherwise noted. Watch the performance at www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu Obras completas: Tablero de mesa Shakespeare: En casa cuenta cada una de las 36 obras de Shakespeare con un solo actor, una colección de objetos domésticos y una mesa. Se transmitirán gratis. Después de cada estreno dominical, los artistas ofrecerán una sesión de preguntas y respuestas a través de Zoom. La cuarta semana incluye Henry IV, Parte 1 (9 de octubre), Henry IV, Parte 2 (10 de octubre), Henry V (11 de octubre), y Henry VI, Parte 1 (15 de octubre). Todas las funciones serán a las 12pm a menos que se indique lo contrario. Mira la presentación en www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu


FRIDAY, OCT. 9TH MOVIES & THEATRE Virtual NatureTrack Film Festival: Dozens of documentaries and short films from 21 countries, in both live and animated form, will be screened virtually at the third annual NatureTrack Film Festival set to take place from October 9th through 18th. For a complete schedule and passes/tickets ($100/$10) visit https://naturetrackfilmfestival.org Festival de Cine Virtual NatureTrack: Decenas de documentales y cortometrajes de 21 países, tanto en vivo como en forma animada, se proyectarán virtualmente en el tercer Festival de Cine NatureTrack que tendrá lugar del 9 al 18 de octubre. Para obtener un horario completo y pases/boletos ($100/$10) visita https://naturetrackfilmfestival.org Naked Shakes’ Immortal Longings: Adapted and directed by Irwin Appel, Immortal Longings combines Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, and George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra. Presented free of charge on Zoom in two parts, with the option to watch Act I on October 9th (7pm), Act II on October 10th (7pm), or both acts together on October 11th (12 & 2:30pm). View at https://bit.ly/2YpuwZ9 Anhelos inmortales de Naked Shakes: Adaptada y dirigida por Irwin Appel, Anhelos inmortales combina Julio César y Antonio y Cleopatra de Shakespeare, y César y Cleopatra de George

Due to COVID-19 precautions taking place, event cancellations are fluid at this time. Please follow up with event organizers to confirm the event is still taking place. Debido a las precauciones de COVID-19, las cancelaciones de eventos son fluidas en este momento. Informate con los organizadores del evento para confirmar que el evento aún se está llevando a cabo.

LA Philharmonic’s Sound/Stage is a nine-part series that will be streamed for free through November 30th. Episode 3: Power to the People! (October 9th) pays tribute to Black voices and excellence, ranging from William Grant Still’s expression of pride to Jessie Montgomery’s reimagining of the national anthem for a 21st-century America. Watch at www.laphil. com/soundstage Join CAMA for Classic Cocktails via Zoom every Friday at 5pm, coinciding with the weekly concert. RSVP to deborah@deborahmarksbertling.com Sonido / Escenario de la Filarmónica de Los Ángeles es una serie de nueve partes que se transmitirá de forma gratuita hasta el 30 de noviembre. El Episodio 3: ¡Poder para el pueblo! (9 de octubre), rinde homenaje a las voces negras y la excelencia, que van desde la expresión de orgullo de William Grant Still hasta la reinvención del himno nacional de Jessie Montgomery para un América del siglo XXI. Disfrútalo en www.laphil.com/soundstage Únete a CAMA para Cócteles Clásicos a través de Zoom todos los viernes a las 5pm, coincidiendo con el concierto semanal. Regístrate por correo electrónico deborah@deborahmarksbertling.com

to participate in the virtual 10,000-step walk, about five miles. To register ($50) visit https://tinyurl.com/y487vev9 Recaudación de fondos del Centro de bienestar mental: El evento de Alma Rosa Winery, Tranquilidad: 10,000 pasos en la dirección correcta, un evento para recaudar fondos en beneficio del Centro de bienestar mental y One Mind concluye el 10 de octubre. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden registrarse para participar en la caminata virtual de 10,000 pasos, aproximadamente cinco millas. Para registrarte ($50) visita https://tinyurl.com/y487vev9

SATURDAY, OCT. 10TH TEDxSantaBarbara: Countdown: Two-part, full-day event includes a local panel of experts that launches a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The free online event will take place Saturday, October 10th from 8am to 1:30pm (global speakers) and 2 to 3:30pm (local speakers). To attend, register at www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com or tune in at www.Facebook.com/TEDxSantaBarbara on Saturday. TEDxSantaBarbara: Cuenta regresiva: El evento de dos partes de un día completo incluye un panel local de expertos que lanza una iniciativa global para defender y acelerar las soluciones a la crisis climática, convirtiendo las ideas en acciones. El evento en línea gratuito se llevará a cabo el sábado, 10 de octubre de 8am a 1:30pm (oradores globales) y de 2 a 3:30pm (oradores locales). Para asistir, regístrate en www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com o sintoniza www.Facebook.com/TEDxSantaBarbara el sábado.

OUTDOORS CADA’s Summit for Danny Community Climb Challenge: From October 10th through October 31st at Elings Park, choose one of two marked trails – three or seven miles – at Elings Park and hike anytime within the three week window. Prizes will be awarded. A minimum pledge of $50 is required for adults; $25 for youth (8-18); kids 7 and under hike free. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9gg53my Cumbre de Danny Escalada comunitaria - Desafío de CADA: Desde el 10 de octubre hasta el 31 de octubre en Elings Park, elije uno de los dos senderos marcados (tres o siete millas) en Elings Park y camina en cualquier momento dentro del período de tres semanas. Se entregarán premios. Se requiere una contribución mínima de $50 para adultos; $25 para jóvenes (8-18); niños de 7 años y menores caminan gratis. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y9gg53my

SPECIAL EVENTS The Natural History of Wine and Spirits Virtual Series: Join the SB Museum of Natural History virtually to learn about Grassini

Mental Wellness Center Fundraiser: Alma Rosa Winery’s Peace of Mind — 10,000 Steps in the Right Direction, a month-long fundraiser benefiting Mental Wellness Center and One Mind concludes October 10th. Community members can register

Luke Theatre’s Second Virtual Concert titled Resonance will stream for free beginning on Friday October 16th. Artists reflect on our diverse cultures with songs, musical compositions, and spoken word selections that resonate with the times in which we live. Watch the free concert at www.luketheatre.org El segundo concierto virtual del Teatro Luke titulado Resonancia se transmitirá de forma gratuita a partir del viernes, 16 de octubre. Los artistas reflexionan sobre nuestras diversas culturas con canciones, composiciones musicales y selecciones de palabras habladas que resuenan con los tiempos en que vivimos. Disfruta el concierto gratuito en www.luketheatre.org

wines and the geology of the Grassini Family Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA during Geology and Grassini on Saturday, October 10th from 4 to 5pm via Zoom. For tickets ($20–$100) visit www.sbnature.org/tickets Serie virtual de historia natural del vino y las bebidas espirituosas: Únete al Museo de Historia Natural SB virtualmente para aprender sobre los vinos Grassini y la geología del viñedo de la familia Grassini en Happy Canyon AVA durante Geología y Grassini el 10 de octubre de 4 a 5pm a través de Zoom. Para boletos ($20–$100) visita www.sbnature.org/tickets Bread & Roses: On Saturday, October 10th, from 5 to 6:30pm celebrate 40 bold years of the Fund for Santa Barbara’s work in Santa Barbara County, from the comfort of your home. For tickets ($50, includes commemorative glass and anniversary FUND gift) visit https://tinyurl.com/ycvv7q7m Pan y Rosas: El 10 de octubre, de 5 a 6:30pm, celebra los 40 años audaces del trabajo del Fondo para Santa Bárbara en el condado de Santa Bárbara, desde la comodidad de tu hogar. Para boletos ($50, incluye copa conmemorativa y obsequio de aniversario del Fondo) visita https://tinyurl.com/ycvv7q7m Figtoberfest: Celebrate the traditional Oktoberfest at all six Figueroa Mountain Taprooms October 10th & 11th from 1pm to close. The celebration features German-style beer, food, costumes, decor, and limited edition glassware. No ticket purchase necessary. https://tinyurl.com/y99godbm Figtoberfest: Celebra el tradicional Oktoberfest en las seis tabernas de Figueroa Mountain el 10 y 11 de octubre desde la 1pm hasta el cierre. La celebración presenta cerveza, comida, disfraces, decoración y cristalería de edición limitada al estilo alemán. No es necesario comprar boletos. https://tinyurl.com/y99godbm MADD Virtual Walk: As a tribute to their 40th anniversary, the California State office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) will host its signature event - Walk Like MADD ceremony - virtually on Saturday, October 10th beginning at 12pm. Complete a 5k by walking or running through October 10th. Post videos and pictures and tag @MADDCalifornia on Facebook or Instagram. www.walklikemadd.org/ventura Caminata Virtual MADD: Como tributo a su 40 aniversario, la oficina de Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) del estado de California organizará su evento emblemático, la ceremonia Camina como MADD, de forma virtual el sábado, 10 de octubre a partir de las 12pm. Completa 5km caminando o corriendo hasta el 10 de octubre. Publica videos e imágenes y etiquete a @MADDCalifornia en Facebook o Instagram. www.walklikemadd.org/ventura

Westmont Friday Night Concert: Soprano Megan (Silberstein) Billings will perform as part of the music department’s Alumni Spotlight on Friday, October 9th, at 7pm. Listen to the free concert at www.vimeo.com/showcase/westmontmusic


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Concierto del viernes por la noche de Westmont: La soprano Megan (Silberstein) Billings se presentará como parte de “exalumna destacada” del departamento de música el viernes, 9 de octubre a las 7pm. Escucha el concierto gratuito en www.vimeo.com/showcase/westmontmusic

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la próxima generación de artistas de 13 a 25 años que tendrá lugar el sábado, 10 de octubre de 1 a 5pm a través de Zoom. Regístrate en www.awolsb.org/acdc

SUNDAY, OCT. 11TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Virtual Book Talk: To celebrate Father Daughter Day, Isabelle Bridges-Boesch will join Chaucer’s Books virtually to discuss Daddy Daughter Day, a book she wrote with her father, Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges (who illustrated the book) October 11th at 3pm. To watch, visit www.Chaucersbooks.com and click on “Events” tab. Charla de libro virtual: Para celebrar el Día del padre e hija, Isabelle Bridges-Boesch se unirá a Chaucer’s Books virtualmente para hablar sobre el Día de papá e hija, un libro que escribió con su padre, el actor ganador del Premio de la Academia Jeff Bridges (quien ilustró el libro) el 11 de octubre a las 3pm. Para ver, visita www.Chaucersbooks.com y haz clic en “Eventos.” SBMA’s Studio Sundays via Zoom: On Sunday, October 11th from 10 to 11am, visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this month’s virtual workshop, led by SBMA Teaching Artists via Zoom and inspired by works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Registration is limited to 24 participants for each event: https://tinyurl.com/yyte96uf Los domingos de estudio de SBMA a través de Zoom: El domingo, 11 de octubre de 10 a 11am, los visitantes de todas las edades pueden participar en el taller virtual de este mes, dirigido por Artistas de enseñanza de SBMA a través de Zoom e inspirado en obras de arte de la colección permanente del museo o exposiciones especiales. La inscripción está limitada a 24 participantes para cada evento: https://tinyurl.com/yyte96uf Channel Islands Nature Journalers: Participants will be guided by a club leader or enthusiastic participant in a number of different journaling exercises to simply practice observation of and connection to the natural world. Club meets two Sundays each month from 12 to 1:30pm, next meeting is set

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The Art Career Day Conference, hosted by Art Without Limits, is a free, annual event filled with presentations, breakout room discussions, and over 15 professional artists donating their time and knowledge to the next generation of artists ages 13 to 25 that will take place on Saturday, October 10th from 1 to 5pm via Zoom. Register at www.awolsb.org/acdc


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lunes, 12 de octubre de 6:30 a 7:30pm a través de Zoom. Gratis, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/yxd2sgnm

Periodistas de la naturaleza de las Islas del Canal: Los participantes serán guiados por un líder del club o un participante entusiasta en una serie de diferentes ejercicios de diario para simplemente practicar la observación y la conexión con el mundo natural. El club se reúne dos domingos cada mes de 12 a 1:30pm, la próxima reunión está programada para el domingo, 11 de octubre. Para registrarte ($ 5) visita: https://tinyurl.com/y44e8woz

PFLAG - Virtual Support Meeting: During times of stress and crisis, support is more important than ever. The pressures and questions facing LGBTQ+ people and their families continue. Meet and chat with founding member of SB Transgender Advocacy Network on Monday, October 12th at 7pm via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yycrlp6k

MUSIC Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival - Close-to-Home Edition: The Goleta Valley Historical Society is hosting the 49th annual Festival online on October 11th featuring a day of concerts, workshops, a contest with cash prizes, and a raffle featuring a Menzies Gourd Banjo! Event is free, donations are welcome. http://fiddlersfestival.org/ Festival de los violinistas de antaño de Santa Bárbara: edición cercana a casa: La Sociedad Histórica del Valle de Goleta está organizando el 49° Festival anual en línea el 11 de octubre con un día de conciertos, talleres, un concurso con premios en efectivo y una rifa de un banjo de calabaza Menzies. El evento es gratis, las donaciones son bienvenidas. http://fiddlersfestival.org/

MONDAY, OCT. 12TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Science Pub From Home: The Science of Reading & the Reading of Science: UCSB Associate Professor Diana J. Arya, Ph.D., will share what we know and still are learning about how individuals develop reading skills and how this development adapts in response to new social media technologies like Twitter and TikTok on Monday, October 12th from 6:30 to 7:30pm via Zoom. Free, register at https://tinyurl.com/yxd2sgnm

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Science Pub From Home: La ciencia de la lectura y la lectura de la ciencia: La profesora asociada de UCSB Diana J. Arya, Ph.D., compartirá lo que sabemos y todavía estamos aprendiendo sobre cómo las personas desarrollan habilidades de lectura y cómo este desarrollo se adapta en respuesta a las nuevas tecnologías de redes sociales como Twitter y TikTok el

PFLAG - Reunión de soporte virtual: En tiempos de estrés y crisis, el apoyo es más importante que nunca. Las presiones y preguntas que enfrentan las personas LGBTQ + y sus familias continúan. Reúnete y charla con el miembro fundador de SB Transgender Advocacy Network el lunes, 12 de octubre a las 7pm a través de Zoom. Se requiere preinscripción. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/yycrlp6k Until Freedom: Discuss the art of protest, its impact on social change, and emphasize Black women as leaders in the fight for liberation against police brutality during an online panel discussion with Tamika Mallory, Angelo Pinto, and Tamika Palmer on Monday, October 12th, 5pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3n4646q Hasta la libertad: Discute el arte de la protesta, su impacto en el cambio social y enfatiza a las mujeres negras como líderes en la lucha por la liberación contra la brutalidad policial durante un panel de discusión en línea con Tamika Mallory, Angelo Pinto, y Tamika Palmer el lunes, 12 de octubre a las 5pm. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y3n4646q

TUESDAY, OCT. 13TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS ‘Medicare’ Virtual Presentation: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program’s (HICAP) free virtual presentation, Medicare Open Enrollment Choices, will be held Tuesday, October 13th at 10am. To register, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, Seniors@kcbx. net or online at www.CentralCoastSeniors.org Presentación virtual de “Medicare”: La presentación virtual gratuita del Programa de Consejería y Defensa de Seguros de Salud (HICAP, por sus siglas en inglés), Opciones de inscripción abierta de Medicare, se llevará a cabo el martes, 13 de octubre a las 10am. Para registrarte, comunícate con la oficina local de HICAP al 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, Seniors@kcbx.net o en línea en www.CentralCoastSeniors.org Virtual Book Launch - Nikki Barthelmess: Chaucer’s Books will host Barthelmess as she discusses her latest YA Novel Quiet No More, her much awaited sequel to the award-winning The Quiet You Carry with Eric Smith on Tuesday, October 13th at 6pm via Zoom. Access the virtual event at https://tinyurl.com/y4c764bs Passcode: 89515 Lanzamiento de libro virtual - Nikki Barthelmess: Chaucer’s Books presentará a Barthelmess mientras habla de su última novela juvenil, Quiet No More, su tan esperada secuela de la premiada The Quiet You Carry con Eric Smith el martes, 13 de octubre a las 6pm a través de Zoom. Para acceso al evento virtual visita https://tinyurl.com/y4c764bs Contraseña: 89515

A Virtual Conversation with Jessica Nakamura: Join a dialogue between Jessica Nakamura (Theater and Dance) and Catherine Nesci (French and Italian, Comparative Literature) about Nakamura’s new book, Transgenerational Remembrance: Performance and the Asia-Pacific War in Contemporary Japan on Tuesday, October 13th at 4pm. Audience Q&A will follow. Free, register at https://tinyurl.com/yybs7dok Una conversación virtual con Jessica Nakamura: Únete a un diálogo entre Jessica Nakamura (Teatro y Danza) y Catherine Nesci (Francés e Italiano, Literatura Comparada) sobre el nuevo libro de Nakamura, Recuerdo transgeneracional: Actuación y la guerra de Asia y el Pacífico en el Japón contemporáneo el martes, 13 de octubre a las 4pm. Seguirá una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la audiencia. Gratis, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/yybs7dok

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14TH MOVIES & THEATRE UCSB Cup Of Culture: An online screening of Songs That Never End will take place on October 14th at 6pm. For a Zoom link to watch the film and the post-film discussion with filmmaker Yehuda Sharim visit https://tinyurl.com/y6r45yhc Copa de la Cultura UCSB: Se llevará a cabo una proyección en línea de Songs That Never End el 14 de octubre a las 6pm. Para obtener un enlace de Zoom para ver la película y la discusión posterior a la película con el cineasta Yehuda Sharim, visita https://tinyurl.com/y6r45yhc

MUSIC UCSB Arts & Lectures House Calls - Nathaniel Rateliff: After much acclaim with his band The Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff returns to his unguarded, revealing solo work that speaks to staying strong through struggle during a virtual event on Wednesday, October 14th at 5pm. Q&A will follow. For access ($10) visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Visitas a domicilio de UCSB Arts & Lectures - Nathaniel Rateliff: Después de muchos elogios con su banda The Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff regresa a sus presentaciones en solitario que hablan de mantenerse fuerte a través de la lucha durante un evento virtual el miércoles, 14 de octubre a las 5pm. Seguirá una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Para acceso ($10) visita www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS AHA! Spanish Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Certification Webinar: Join AHA! for a free Spanish Language SocialEmotional Learning (SEL) Certification webinar on Wednesday, October 14th from 6 to 7:15pm via Zoom! This workshop series teaches important and essential skills that will improve your relationships and well-being. This month’s theme is Responsible Decision Making. Pre-registration is required. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ahataller5 ¡AHA! Seminario web de certificación de aprendizaje socioemocional (SEL) en español: ¡Únete a AHA! para un seminario web gratuito de certificación de aprendizaje socioemocional (SEL) en español el miércoles, 14 de octubre de 6 a 7:15pm a través de Zoom! Esta serie de talleres enseña habilidades importantes y esenciales que

#JunkTerrorLaw: masas filipinas que luchan por su voz: Discute qué es la Ley Antiterrorista y cómo amenaza las libertades del pueblo filipino con Anakbayan Santa Barbara el martes, 13 de octubre a las 5pm a través de Zoom. Únete a la discusión en https://tinyurl.com/y3jufgto

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Virtual Water Wise Gardening Classes - Graywater 101: Learn about the concepts, design, and best practices for laundry to landscape and shower to flower graywater systems on Tuesday, October 13th, from 12 to 1pm via Zoom. Sponsored by the City of Santa Barbara. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y4e5tk3t Clases virtuales de jardinería inteligente - Aguas grises 101: Conoce los conceptos, el diseño y las mejores prácticas para los sistemas de aguas grises de lavado de ropa a jardinería y duchas a flor el martes, 13 de octubre, de 12 a 1pm a través de Zoom. Patrocinado por la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y4e5tk3t

Santa Barbara Symphony Continues to Share Music Virtually


HE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY invites the community to discover a reimagined 2020-2021 performance season beginning October 17th. As one of the few performing arts organizations in the country committed to creating an innovative path forward, the Symphony will present seven programs this season, with plans that begin with a new streaming format and add socially distanced inperson options for audiences when that becomes possible. The season will open with “Cabaret with Kabaretti” on Saturday, October 17th at 7pm, via livestream from the Granada Theatre. Join the Symphony for an evening Lisa Vroman with Broadway star Lisa Vroman singing from the Great American Songbook in the intimate style of cabaret. Hosted by celebrated actress and singer Leslie Zemeckis, this opening night concert will have audiences humming along to Gershwin, Berlin, and Lloyd-Webber. See (and hear) the Symphony like never before as it showcases the new livestream format featuring performances, interviews, and 360-degree access to the musicians, both onstage and backstage at the Granada Theatre. This event is a joint fundraiser for the Symphony and the Granada Theatre. The Symphony has partnered with DUO Catering to prepare a cabaret-inspired dinner and a signature cocktail, available for takeout, for guests to enjoy that evening from home while enjoying the opening night festivities.

For tickets starting as low as $43 per household for season subscriptions visit www.thesymphony.org.


Downtown Business Spotlight Interview Series continues on Thursday, October 15th at 3pm with Larry Feinburg (Santa Barbara Museum of Art) and Jonathan Fox (Ensemble Theatre Company) as they chat about Art & Artists. Each Thursday different business owners will interviewed via Zoom. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y24lb4o6

Downtown SB Online Networking Event: Learn about the new State Street Promenade Market set to begin November 5th on the 1000 Block and 900 Block of State Street and how you can get involved during this online networking event on Wednesday, October 14th, from 9 to 10:15am via Zoom. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y2qaw7gb

La serie de entrevistas Negocios del Centro Destacados continúa el jueves, 15 de octubre a las 3pm con Larry Feinburg (Santa Barbara Museum of Art) y Jonathan Fox (Ensemble Theatre Company) mientras discuten el Arte y artistas. Cada jueves, diferentes empresarios serán entrevistados a través de Zoom. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y24lb4o6

mejorarán sus relaciones y su bienestar. El tema de este mes es Toma De Decisiones Responsable. Se requiere preinscripción. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/ahataller5

Evento de networking en línea de Downtown SB: Aprende sobre el nuevo State Street Promenade Market que comenzará el 5 de noviembre en el bloque 1000 y 900 de la Calle State y cómo puedes participar durante este evento de networking en línea el miércoles, 14 de octubre, de 9 a 10:15am a través de Zoom. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y2qaw7gb Intro to Freedom to Choose Project Online Trio Event: Learn about FTC’s work, meet the community, the modalities they teach to the incarcerated population, and kick-off the Choosing Inner Peace 33-Day Challenge that starts on October 15th. The Trio Event takes place on Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30 to 8:30pm via Zoom. Pay what you can, register at https://tinyurl.com/y5bn5p3x

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and The Teachings of Plants: Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She will discuss her book on Thursday, October 15th at 6pm via Zoom. Join the lecture at https://tinyurl.com/y3k4e9j3 Braiding Sweetgrass: sabiduría indígena, conocimiento científico y las enseñanzas de las plantas: Robin Wall Kimmerer es madre, científica, profesora condecorada y miembro inscrita de Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Ella hablará sobre su libro el jueves, 15 de octubre a las 6pm a través de Zoom. Únete a la conferencia en https://tinyurl.com/y3k4e9j3

Introducción al evento Freedom to Choose Project Online Trio: Aprende sobre el trabajo de FTC, conoce a la comunidad, las modalidades que enseñan a la población encarcelada e inicia el Reto de 33 días de Elegir la paz interior que comienza el 15 de octubre. El evento se lleva a cabo el miércoles, 14 de octubre de 6:30 a 8:30pm a través de Zoom. Paga lo que puedas, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y5bn5p3x

#JunkTerrorLaw: Filipino Masses Fighting For Their Voice: Discuss what the Anti-Terror Law is and how it threatens the freedoms of the Filipino people with Anakbayan Santa Barbara on Tuesday, October 13th at 5pm via Zoom. Join the discussion at https://tinyurl.com/y3jufgto

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The History of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Webinar will be presented by Neal Graffy, Santa Barbara’s historian, on Thursday, October 15th from 7 to 8:30pm via Zoom. Hosted by the SB Maritime Museum. Free, registration required at https://tinyurl.com/y4xo22jl Seminario web sobre la historia del paseo marítimo de Santa Bárbara será presentado por Neal Graffy, historiador de Santa Bárbara, el jueves, 15 de octubre de 7 a 8:30pm a través de Zoom. Organizado por el Museo Marítimo de SB. Gratis, es necesario registrarse en https://tinyurl.com/y4xo22jl

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AWC-SB Begins 2020 Fall Membership Campaign Prizes to be Awarded to Chapters and Members


SB TICKET CONTINUES / CONTINÚA SPECIAL EVENTS WEV: Empowerment is Priceless Virtual Fundraiser: Be inspired by the business owners who are pivoting as they face the challenges of COVID-19. Hear from our amazing Trailblazer Award recipient Brenda Allison Hutchinson, founder of Coast General Insurance Brokers on Thursday, October 15th, at 9am. Free, register at https://tinyurl.com/y55qrlpr Evento WEV para recaudar fondos ‘El empoderamiento no tiene precio’: Inspírate por los dueñas de negocios que están cambiando a medida que enfrentan los desafíos de COVID-19. Escuche a nuestra increíble ganadora del Premio Trailblazer Brenda Allison Hutchinson, fundadora de Coast General Insurance Brokers el jueves, 15 de octubre a las 9am. Gratis, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y55qrlpr

FRIDAY, OCT. 16TH LECTURES & WORKSHOPS UCSB Arts & Lectures House Calls - Barbara Kingsolver in Conversation with Pico Iyer: Among the most relevant and original chroniclers of our times, celebrated novelist, essayist, and poet Barbara Kingsolver will sit down with Pico Iyer during a virtual event on Friday, October 16th at 5pm. For access ($10) visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Visitas a domicilio de UCSB Arts & Lectures - Barbara Kingsolver en conversación con Pico Iyer: Entre los cronistas más relevantes y originales de nuestro tiempo, la célebre novelista, ensayista y poeta Barbara Kingsolver se sentará con Pico Iyer durante un evento virtual el viernes, 16 de octubre a las 5pm. Para acceso ($10) visita www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu PCPA’s InterPlay Reading Series continues with Mother Road by Octavio Solis on Friday, October 16th at 7pm and Saturday, October 17th at 1:30pm. The cost per play reading is $5 per viewer. For tickets visit http://pcpa.org/InterPlay.html Serie de lectura InterPlay de PCPA continúa con Mother Road por Octavio Solis el viernes, 16 de octubre a las 7pm y el

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RICH COMMUNITY OF TALENTED WOMEN, important developments in the technology, The Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for practice, psychology, and ethics of communications. Women in Communications Upcoming meeting topics will be offering incentives to include How to Create a The monthly meetings are new members who join during its Fall 60-Second ‘Sizzle Reel Video an excellent way to stay Membership Drive. Members who join (Nov 4th) and the annual by October 31st can save up to $75. To holiday party with celebrity connected and cultivate add to the fun, the Association will award guests (December). new skills, especially during prizes to the local member who recruits Benefits of AWC-SB the pandemic. And, the the most new members, as well as the membership include the volunteer opportunities have AWC chapter that enrolls the most new opportunity to connect members. with a network of local helped me hone leadership The Holiday Party, though likely to be virtual this year, always brings festive cheer “Joining AWC-SB is a great way to get communicators, free or and team-building skills. and friendship. connected with communicators in our discounted admission to local fraternity at the University of Washington, the organization has – AWC-SB President Lisa Osborn community. It’s the first group I joined chapter events, and opportunities to grown into a strong national network of communicators in a broad after take on leadership roles. In addition, range of disciplines. Members have access to national learning and leadership opportunities including webinars, the nationally moving to Santa Barbara, members enjoy the benefits of belonging to a national recognized Clarion Awards, a communication-focused job board, and I’ve made lasting organization which offers monthly webinars, a national jobs a national blog and a conference in 2021. friendships,” said Lisa board, the prestigious Clarion Awards, and affinity program Osborn, radio broadcaster discounts on everything from offices supplies to pet insurance. and president of AWC-SB. AWC-SB’s signature event is the Women of Achievement “The monthly meetings Awards which honors local women who have used their gifts are an excellent way to stay as communicators for the good of the community. Although connected and cultivate this year’s luncheon had to be postponed, the group plans to new skills, especially honor Barbara Ben-Horin, CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa during the pandemic. Barbara, and Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public And, the volunteer Affairs and Communications at Santa Barbara City College opportunities have helped (SBCC) and the SBCC Foundation, on Friday, April 30th, Past AWC-SB President Carolyn me hone leadership and 2021. Jabs and current President Lisa team-building skills.” For more information about AWC-SB including details about Osborn at last year’s Women of For almost fifteen membership levels, visit www.awcsb.org or send questions to Achievement Awards membership@awcsb.org. years, AWC-SB has been the premier local organization for communicators in AWC is a national organization which has been encouraging women to develop their skills as communicators for over 100 years. a wide variety of fields. Monthly meetings, now on Zoom, Girls Inc. participants Mia, Alondra, and Ceceilia with (back) KEYT Founded in 1909 as Theta Sigma Phi, an honorary student journalism help women at all stages of their careers stay current with Anchors CJ Ward and honoree Beth Farnsworth

sábado, 17 de octubre a la 1:30pm. El costo presentación es de $5 por espectador. Para boletos visita http://pcpa.org/InterPlay.html

que resuenan con los tiempos en que vivimos. Disfruta el concierto gratuito en www.luketheatre.org

Regional Business Leaders Webinar: The Chamber has been hosting Friday calls for business leaders and government representatives to connect with the goal to provide updates to the current economic crisis. Join the next call on Friday, October 16th, at 9am. Register in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/yxta85az

Wildling Museum’s 20th Anniversary Virtual Fundraiser, Emceed by Jim Farnumill, will include special tributes, art, a video tour of the museum’s 20th anniversary exhibition, and a live auction on Friday, October 16th, from 5 to 6:30pm. Silent auction bidding will be open online from October 9th through 16th. Free, registration required at https://tinyurl.com/yxfkb3j4

Seminario web para líderes empresariales regionales: La Cámara ha estado organizando convocatorias los viernes para que líderes empresariales y representantes gubernamentales se conecten con el objetivo de proporcionar actualizaciones sobre la actual crisis económica. Únete a la próxima convocatoria el viernes, 16 de octubre a las 9am. Regístrate con anticipación en: https://tinyurl.com/yxta85az



Evento virtual para recaudar fondos del vigésimo aniversario del Museo Wildling, presentado por Jim Farnumill, incluirá tributos especiales, arte, un recorrido virtual por la exhibición del 20 aniversario del museo y una subasta en vivo el viernes 16 de octubre de 5 a 6:30pm. La subasta silenciosa estará abierta en línea del 9 al 16 de octubre. Gratis, se requiere registro en https://tinyurl.com/yxfkb3j4

(Un)Documents: In this full-length solo show, award-winning actor and poet Jesus I. Valles journeys across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find his place. The performance will take place on Friday, October 16th at 6pm via Zoom. Watch at https://tinyurl.com/y4wmzhbw

Spooky Zoo!: From October 16th through 31st guests are encouraged to visit the Santa Barbara Zoo in their costumes to experience Spooky Zoo! The Zoo is open with limited capacity. Face coverings required. Spooky Zoo is free with Zoo admission or Zoo Membership, online ticket reservations required. www.sbzoo.org

(Des) Documentos: En esta presentación individual de larga duración, el galardonado actor y poeta Jesús I. Valles viaja a ambos lados de un río con dos nombres, moviéndose entre idiomas para encontrar su lugar. La presentación tendrá lugar el viernes, 16 de octubre a las 6pm a través de Zoom. Para ver visita https://tinyurl.com/y4wmzhbw

¡Zoológico espeluznante!: ¡Del 16 al 31 de octubre, visita el Zoológico de Santa Bárbara disfrazado para experimentar ¡Zoológico espeluznante! El zoológico está abierto con capacidad limitada. Se requieren cubiertas faciales. ¡Zoológico espeluznante! es gratis con la entrada al zoológico o la membresía del zoológico, se requiere reserva de boletos en línea. www.sbzoo.org

MUSIC Luke Theatre’s Second Virtual Concert - Resonance: The second Virtual Concert titled Resonance will stream for free beginning on Friday October 16th. Artists reflect on our diverse cultures with songs, musical compositions, and spoken word selections that resonate with the times in which we live. Watch the free concert at www.luketheatre.org Segundo concierto virtual del Teatro Luke - Resonancia: El segundo concierto virtual titulado Resonancia se transmitirá de forma gratuita a partir del viernes, 16 de octubre. Los artistas reflexionan sobre nuestras diversas culturas con canciones, composiciones musicales y selecciones de palabras habladas

SATURDAY, OCT. 17TH MOVIES & THEATRE The Theatre Group at SBCC’s Looking Back, Looking Forward, a musical revue, directed by Katie Laris with musical direction by David Potter, will be presented as an on-demand livestreamed event, from October 17th through November 7th. For tickets ($15 general per household) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com

Mirando hacia atrás, mirando hacia adelante del Grupo de Teatro de SBCC , una revista musical, dirigida por Katie Laris con dirección musical de David Potter, se llevará a cabo como un evento transmitido en vivo, del 17 de octubre al 7 de noviembre. Para boletos ($15 general por hogar) visita www.theatregroupsbcc.com

MUSIC Santa Barbara Symphony’s Reimagined Season: The 2020-21 season will officially open with “Cabaret with Kabaretti” on Saturday, October 17th at 7pm, via livestream from the Granada Theatre. Join the Symphony for an evening with Broadway star Lisa Vroman singing from the Great American Songbook in the intimate style of cabaret. For tickets (as low as $43 per household for season subscriptions) visit https://tinyurl.com/y45mcrhh Temporada reinventada de la Sinfónica de Santa Bárbara: La temporada 2020-21 abrirá oficialmente con “Cabaret con Kabaretti” el sábado, 17 de octubre a las 7pm, a través de una transmisión en vivo desde el Teatro Granada. Únete a la Sinfónica para una velada con la estrella de Broadway Lisa Vroman cantando del Gran cancionero americano en el estilo íntimo del cabaret. Para boletos (tan bajos como $43 por hogar para suscripciones de temporada) visita https://tinyurl.com/y45mcrhh

SPECIAL EVENTS SBMA’s Live from Oaxaca- Celebrating Day of the Dead via Zoom: Cultural Anthropologist and SBMA travel guide Florencio Moreno speaks about some of the traditions and unique ways Day of the Dead is celebrated in Oaxaca as he visits the home studio of wood carver Zeny Fuentes Santiago in a virtual Q&A on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to 12pm. Free, register at https://tinyurl.com/y2yxcxwp SBMA: n vivo desde Oaxaca- Celebrando el Día de Muertos a través de Zoom: El antropólogo cultural y guía de viajes de SBMA Florencio Moreno habla sobre algunas de las tradiciones y formas únicas en que se celebra el Día de Muertos en Oaxaca mientras visita el estudio en casa del tallador de madera Zeny Fuentes Santiago en una sesión virtual de preguntas y respuestas el sábado, 17 de octubre de 11am a 12pm. Gratis, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y2yxcxwp

SUNDAY, OCT. 18TH SPECIAL EVENTS SBMA’s Live from Oaxaca- Celebrating Day of the Dead via Zoom: Cultural Anthropologist and SBMA travel guide Florencio Moreno speaks about some of the traditions and unique ways Day of the Dead is celebrated in Oaxaca as he visits the home studio of papel picado master artist Margarita Sanchez Martinez in a virtual Q&A on Sunday, October 18th from 11am to 12pm. Free, register at https://tinyurl.com/y33p3x7v SBMA: En vivo desde Oaxaca- Celebrando el Día de Muertos a través de Zoom: El antropólogo cultural y guía de viajes de SBMA Florencio Moreno habla sobre algunas de las tradiciones y formas únicas en que se celebra el Día de Muertos en Oaxaca mientras visita el estudio en casa de la artista maestra del papel picado Margarita Sánchez Martínez en una sesión virtual de preguntas y respuestas el domingo, 18 de octubre a partir de las 11am a las 12pm. Gratis, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/y33p3x7v Alliance for Living and Dying Well Fall Film Series, an online series, set to bring the community together for a discussion relevant to aging, death, and grief. Participants will watch the movie from home, then join together for an online group discussion. Watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on various streaming services (some require a rental fee) prior to the film discussion via Zoom on Sunday, October 18th, from 3 to 4pm. Email dawn@allianceforlivinganddyingwell.org with your full name and email to register. Serie de películas de otoño de la Alianza para vivir y morir bien, una serie en línea, diseñada para unir a la comunidad en un debate relevante sobre el envejecimiento, la muerte y el dolor. Los participantes verán la película desde casa y luego se unirán para una discusión grupal en línea. Mira The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel en varios servicios de transmisión (algunos requieren una tarifa de alquiler) antes de la discusión de la película a través de Zoom el domingo, 18 de octubre, de 3 a 4pm. Envía un correo electrónico a dawn@allianceforlivinganddyingwell.org con tu nombre completo y correo electrónico para registrarte.

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Celebrate Halloween Safely & Creatively!


ITCHES AND GOBLINS ARE IN FOR A TREAT THIS HALLOWEEN when the night sky is illuminated by a rare blue moon, making for an extra spooky night. However, in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, Halloween festivities will need to take a different shape to keep people safe. “Traditional trick-or-treating can be a high-risk activity and alternatives are strongly encouraged this year. We must remain diligent during this holiday season and ensure that we are wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, and avoiding mixing with people that do not live in our household,” shared Van Do-Reynoso, Director for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has stepped up with guidelines to make 2020’s Halloween spookily fun and safe! According to the guildines, gatherings of people outside of households are currently not permitted. Santa Barbara County is in the Red Tier, which means virus transmission remains substantial. There still are many ways to celebrate safely and creatively this year! Consider: • Watching Halloween movies at home or virtually with others • Halloween movie night at drive-in theaters (that comply with the State Guidance for Movie Theaters and Family Entertainment Centers) • Virtual costume party or virtual craft projects • Decorate your house or apartment inside and out. Outdoor alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating include: • Trunk or treating: This activity is allowed for the purpose of distributing candy only; no other events are permitted. Follow the safety practice guidelines. Park cars at least eight to ten feet apart from each other. Do not cluster in groups. If lines form, keep people at least six feet apart. • Car parades: Must comply with Drive-In Event Guidance. • Plan a socially distanced costume parade: Place treats where kids can pick them up along the parade route (daytime activity). Alternatively, provide a bag of treats at the end of the parade. Be careful not to allow spectators or crowds to gather at these types of activities. For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, residents may call 211 or visit www.publichealthsbc.org.


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COUNTYWIDE VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE, hosted by The County of Santa Barbara, will feature photos of pets and children age zero to 17 in costume. The virtual parade of costumes will stream on Saturday, October 31st at CSB-TV cable channel 20, YouTube/CSBTV20, or Facebook at “countyofsb.” To be considered for airing in the virtual Halloween costume parade, email your photo(s) by October 28th and the following information to news@countyofsb.org: First name(s) and age of those featured in the photo; Residing city or town; and Full name of a legal parent or guardian; with the words, “I authorize the attached photo(s) to be included in a broadcast on the County of Santa Barbara YouTube channel, website, and Facebook.” On October 31st, grab a seat, some snacks, and sit back and enjoy a countywide virtual Halloween treat - all from the comfort and safety of your own home. To view this information online, visit https://countyofsb.org/halloween2020.sbc.

SBPD Re-Opens Main Lobby for Limited Service


N MARCH 2020, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect the safety of the community and employees, the City of Santa Barbara closed public counters. Effective Wednesday, October 7th, the Santa Barbara Police Department re-opened the Police Lobby to the general public for limited services and limited hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5pm. You may come to the Police Department to take care of business during specified times. Otherwise, you may utilize their on-line services and/or call for information on how to address your business. Those using services will be required to adhere to Santa Barbara County Public Health Department guidelines. Review those at https://publichealthsbc.org/ Many of the services the Santa Barbara Police Department provides can still be accessed on-line at www.santabarbaraca.gov/contact/police/default.asp To report a true emergency call 9-1-1 t or to report a non-emergency call 805-882-8900.


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RUJAS Y DUENDES ESTÁRAN DE ENHORABUENA ESTE HALLOWEEN cuando el cielo nocturno sea iluminado por una rara luna azul, lo que la convertirá en una noche más aterradora. Sin embargo, para reducir el riesgo de la propagación de COVID-19, las festividades de Halloween deberán tomar una forma diferente para mantener a las personas seguras. “La actividad tradicional de pedir dulces puede ser una actividad de alto riesgo y se recomiendan encarecidamente alternativas este año. Debemos ser diligentes durante esta temporada de fiestas y asegurarnos de que nos cubramos la cara, practiquemos el distanciamiento social y evitemos juntarnos con personas que no viven en nuestro hogar,” compartió Van Do-Reynoso, Directora del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara. ¡El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara ha intensificado las pautas para hacer que Halloween de 2020 sea espeluznantemente divertido y seguro! Según las pautas, actualmente no se permiten reuniones con personas que no son parte de tu hogar. El condado de Santa Bárbara se encuentra en el Nivel Rojo, lo que significa que la transmisión del virus sigue siendo sustancial. ¡Todavía hay muchas formas de celebrar de forma segura y creativa este año! Considera: • Ver películas de Halloween en casa o virtualmente con otras personas. • Noche de cine de Halloween en autocines (que cumplen con la Guía estatal para cines y centros de entretenimiento familiar) • Fiesta de disfraces virtuales o proyectos de manualidades virtuales • Decorar tu casa o apartamento por dentro y por fuera. Alternativas al aire libre a la actividad tradicional de pedir dulces incluyen: • ‘Baúl o trato’ en los autos: esta actividad está permitida con el propósito de distribuir dulces solamente; no se permiten otros eventos. Sigue las pautas de prácticas de seguridad. Estaciona los autos a una distancia mínima de ocho a diez pies entre sí. No se agrupen en grupos. Si se forman líneas, mantén a las personas al menos a seis pies de distancia. • Desfiles de autos: Deben cumplir con la Guía de eventos de autocines. • Planifica un desfile de disfraces socialmente distanciado: coloca golosinas donde los niños puedan recogerlas a lo largo de la ruta del desfile (actividad diurna). Alternativamente, proporciona una bolsa de golosinas al final del desfile. Ten cuidado de no permitir que los espectadores o las multitudes se reúnan en este tipo de actividades. Para preguntas generales sobre COVID-19 y las precauciones actualmente recomendadas por el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara, los residentes pueden llamar al 211 o visitar www.publichealthsbc.org.


N DESFILE VIRTUAL DE DISFRACES DE HALLOWEEN EN TODO EL CONDADO, presentado por el Condado de Santa Bárbara, contará con fotos de mascotas y niños de cero a 17 años en disfraz. El desfile virtual de disfraces se transmitirá el sábado, 31 de octubre en el canal de cable 20 de CSB-TV, YouTube / CSBTV20 o Facebook en “countyofsb.” Para ser considerado y ser incluido en el desfile virtual de disfraces de Halloween, envía tu (s) foto (s) antes del 28 de octubre y la siguiente información a news@countyofsb.org: nombre (s) y edad de las personas que aparecen en la foto; Ciudad o pueblo de residencia; y Nombre completo de un padre o tutor legal; con las palabras, “Autorizo que las fotos adjuntas se incluyan en una transmisión en el canal de YouTube, el sitio web y Facebook del Condado de Santa Bárbara.” El 31 de octubre, toma asiento, unos aperitivos, siéntate y disfruta del desfile virtual de Halloween en todo el condado, todo desde la comodidad y seguridad de tu hogar. Para ver esta información en línea, visita https://countyofsb.org/halloween2020.sbc.

El Departamento de Policía reabre el vestíbulo principal para servicios limitados


N MARZO DE 2020, para frenar la propagación del virus COVID-19 y proteger la seguridad de la comunidad y los empleados, la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara cerró los mostradores públicos. A partir del miércoles, 7 de octubre, el Departamento de Policía de Santa Bárbara reabrió el vestíbulo de la policía al público en general para servicios y con horarios limitados: lunes y miércoles de 10:30am a 12:30pm y martes y jueves de 3 a 5pm. Puedes visitar el Departamento de Policía para ocuparte de tus negocios durante horas específicas. De lo contrario, puedes utilizar sus servicios en línea y / o llamar para obtener información sobre cómo abordar tu negocio. Aquellos que utilicen los servicios deberán cumplir con las pautas del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara. Revísalas en https://publichealthsbc.org/ Muchos de los servicios que brinda el Departamento de Policía de Santa Bárbara aún se pueden acceder en línea en www.santabarbaraca.gov/contact/police/default.asp Para reportar una verdadera emergencia llama al 9-1-1 o para reportar una llamada que no es emergencia llama al 805-882-8900.


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Palminteri’s Community VOICE That’s Santa Barbara!

VOTING BEGINS! Early vote by mail ballots pouring in to the Santa Barbara County Elections office. Many residents have been using the new vote by mail secure drop boxes. https://keyt.com/.../thousands-of-ballots-on-the-move.../

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A Santa Barbara City firefighter (Amber Anderson) on a mutual aid call SAVED A KITTEN (Tortie) from the Glass fire zone in Napa County - Northern California. https://keyt.com/.../santa-barbara-cityfirefighter.../

I’m hearing a few stories of people who have received election material and ballots for people who do not live at their address. It can happen if a recent prior resident did not update their registration. If you vote those ballots, it is A FELONY. Return them as “undeliverable.”

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Santa Barbara Congressman Salud Carbajal is in quarantine. HE TESTED NEGATIVE for COVID-19 but he was exposed to someone who has it. Later he TESTED POSITIVE. https://keyt.com/.../repcarbajal-quarantining-after.../

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Last Sunday was CINNAMON BUN DAY. D’Angelo bakery in Santa Barbara gave out a free cinnamon bun with a purchase. I found out there’s a deeeelicious array of toppings beyond just the regular icing I’m used to.

We will rock the AVOFEST again next year and it will be a PRIMETIME SHOW for sure!!

U.S. COAST GUARD BLACKFIN Santa Barbara - assisted in the Thursday operation to retrieve a crashed Cessna plane and the pilot off Goleta Beach. https://keyt.com/.../recoveryteam-finds-airplane.../

A GUSHER! A vehicle accident on lower Milpas Street by the batting cages takes off a hydrant. Santa Barbara Fire, Police, public works on it. https://keyt.com/.../roads-closed-aftertruck-shears.../

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N THIS STRANGE WORLD OF MINUTE-TO-MINUTE BREAKING NEWS, get-togethers as talking heads on Zoom, in-person social distancing, limited access to everyday activities, purple, red, and yellow zones... I think I’m a little confused! ‘Uncertain’ is a word oft used in our discourse today and right about now it’s beginning to sound like an understatement. Physicist Werner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle definitely applies to more than just sub-atomic particles! In this confusing atmosphere, I’m also incapable of determining both my position and momentum with any accuracy. Not only that, all the fortune tellers, card readers, and psychics I know have taken a vacation! Is there a place somewhere to escape this strange new reality? Indeed there is! And it’s not too far, just a short distance from the ambient noise that bombards us daily. And it’s always there, eternally waiting – cost free, the gift of Mother Nature. I’ve darkened my devices, taken a break from the constant onslaught of the electronic media to do what has always served to restore my sense of balance, my own Happy Place …. our beautiful Santa Barbara beaches! My first memories of Santa Barbara as a kid include the strand in front of the (now shuttered) Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and Coral Casino. Butterfly Beach was always a pleasant walk with my parents, and later with my own children, and now with my grandchildren

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and closest of friends. A westerly walk in the direction of East Beach when the sun has disappeared below the horizon leaving its red, orange, darkening blue glow behind, the lights of Stearns Wharf and the harbor can be seen against the palette of the darkened hills. Walks along Butterfly Beach are most inspirational this time of year – in the Fall – just as the leaves of the sycamore trees are beginning to fade and drop to the ground. Despite the closure of the hotel, I notice that I’m not the only one to seek the solace of that beach, as it’s always dotted with casual evening strollers, lovers, and friends. Another of my favorite beaches is much farther West (at least according to Santa Barbara standards), near the UCSB campus located between the university and the Beachside Cafe. Having one of my children a student at UCSB was my main motivation to visit the campus and its environs on my day off from work. I found myself coming more often and earlier so that I could enjoy the ambiance of that beautiful beach, the shoreline, and to take a long walk. As I waited for my son to finish his day at school, I’d plant myself on the sand near a huge palm tree located under the Santa Barbara airport’s parallel runways watching small planes disappear into the orange-blue of the afternoon sky. We’d often go to the Beachside Cafe to sit on the patio near the fireplace – on cooler evenings the warmth of the fire was indeed comforting – and like the Walrus and the Carpenter of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, ‘talk of many things.’ My walks on Goleta Beach today are fused with memories of the past making them ever so much richer. Taking you with me on a journey to a couple of my Happy Places restores my feeling of normalcy. Our area’s beaches are the offerings, the never changing elements provided us by Mother Nature, that help us touch base with our inner sense of calm and balance. Whether your Happy Place NOTE: Last week we includes Santa Barbara’s beaches or other picturesque spots in our area, may misidentified Ashley you also enjoy the gifts of Mother Nature, wherever they may be! Herald as Lisa Clagg Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com


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NatureTrack Film Festival

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By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

N A THIRD EDITION, and moved from the planned launch in March of 2020, the Los Olivosbased NatureTrack Film Festival will be held virtually from October 9th through 18th. With an over-arching theme of ‘Igniting a passion for nature through film,” VOICE previewed some of the films before the official launch date and came away impressed at the quality of the international offerings. For the price of an incredibly discounted pass from last year’s edition, audiences can see 78 films, carefully chosen by key staff, including founder Sue Eisaguirre, and co-directors Holly Cline and KC Thompson. A festival that was going to go live, but is making a turnabout due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers are re-branding the film offerings into an e-edition where the selections can be seen online, a format with which film festivals are experimenting across the globe. The festival also has expanded its window from a three-day festival to a much longer one, potentially allowing viewers to enjoy the entire program. The Festival’s reach may expand as well, potentially drawing audiences far from the physical locations in Los Olivos. Selected from hundreds of entries, the program is divided into categories, hinting at the stylistic subject matter or format. A snapshot reveals defining sections such as animated shorts, scenic shorts, conservation, and outof-bounds categories for the more adventurous stories. These naturebased documentaries are stories of exploration or adventuring, and the 8000+, film still combination of styles will become an intriguing streaming experience for pass-holders. “We’ve culled a really beautiful program of more than 70 films, from the 353 entries we received, for everyone who loves nature,” shared founder Sue Eisaguirre. It seems that quality was the key driver for most of these films, with themes revolving around water is life, exploring the ocean, and icy mountaintops or streams that provide habitat. The festival looks at the value of water and the ongoing environmental issues of a warming planet affecting snowpack, ice formations, and what lies beneath the surface of oceans. A selection of shorts, animated shorts, and documentary features all had a different story to tell with a common thread of environmental concern or appreciation of remote places. Some local films are included such as Director Isaac Hernádez’s Better Together a feature length doc that explores the legacy of the recent Santa Barbara ocean oil spill that affected our region’s coastline habitat. Some of the outstanding shorts included Waters of March, a hand-drawn charming frame-byframe journey set to an exquisitely sung version of Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim’s song of the same name by the USA born French jazz singer Stacey Kent. Her rendition of Jobim’s song is crystal clear in tone and enunciation and provides a charming visual sojourn. Another disarmingly handdrawn short, Wild as a Raspberry, was from Portugal from animator-director Zahra Alemohammadi featuring children walking along a stream course discovering the natural creatures and habitat within a forest environment. Outstanding stories are offered among the documentary shorts, including a story from Switzerland and director Samir Jung Thapa called BALLY Peak Outlook Everest Cleanup Expedition. The film is a first-person narrative of the clean-up efforts of Sherpa climbers and other organizers in an attempt

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Audiences can order full program passes, or program block access online. All the proceeds from NTFF go to support the associated non-profit NatureTrack Foundation. A Festival Trailer can be seen at https://vimeo.com/389787683

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Robert F. Adams, a Santa Barbara landscape architect, is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com.


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EconomicVOICE Do We Want Another Great Recession?



EDERAL RESERVE CHAIR JEROME POWELL has warned of ‘tragic’ economic risks if another coronavirus aid package isn’t passed by congress. This is while President Trump has just said that talks over additional aid will be suspended until after the election in order that the Senate has the time left to take up Judge Amy Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination. “Over time, household insolvencies and business bankruptcies would rise, harming the productive capacity of the economy and holding back wage growth,” Powell said. “By contrast, the risks of overdoing it seem, for now, to be smaller.” Employment of those in the bottom rung of the wage distribution scale remains 21 percent below its February level, while it was only four percent lower for workers who receive higher wages, the Fed chairman said. It seems that Republicans have painted themselves into a corner if they expect to profit from an economy sure to get worse without another aid package before the election. Why are they writing off their chances on November 3rd with an economy sure to slow again? Your guess is as good as mine. MarketWatch’s chart highlights the problem. The top ten percent of household income-earners now corral 51.9 percent of Americans’ aggregate income. That includes stocks as well as real estate and other investments by ‘rentiers’—those living off their assets, rather than the wages and salaries of most workers. Our middle-income households now garner just 14.1 percent of household income, whereas

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it was closer to 20 percent in the 1960s and 1970s, before the cutting of taxes and deregulation of whole industries gave corporations the license to maximize their profits, rather than the welfare of their employees. The predictions of future growth are dire without additional aid to households as well as certain industries hit hardest by the pandemic shutdowns. NY Times’ Neil Irwin summarized best what is likely to happen without additional aid, “Business news headlines are reflecting a drumbeat of layoffs normally seen in recessions. In the last few weeks alone, oil giant Shell said it was cutting 9,000 positions, with Disney eliminating 28,000, and defense giant Raytheon 15,000...After shedding jobs in the spring, these sectors have brought workers back slowly, or not at all, through the summer. Some have continued cutting positions. Employment at corporate headquarters — ‘management of companies and enterprises,’ in the official terminology — fell by 92,000 in March and April, with another 4,000 jobs lost since.” He quotes Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, who said “we do expect there to be a new steady state, but not until 2023 or 2024.” In a new report, she estimates that five million people will find it difficult to get new work after the pandemic because their old jobs have disappeared or changed significantly. “I don’t think the severity of this downturn has been well understood yet, given the bounce-back over the summer,” she added. Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman has been saying what is obvious. Without additional government aid, we could sink into a real great depression, writing, “The lesson I take is that our political dysfunction is even worse, our ability to rise to the occasion even lower, than I imagined. It’s hard to look at what’s happening now without feeling a sense of despair.” Let us see what happens over the next few weeks. Few economists see good times ahead unless the 80 percent of households that earn wages and salaries, many are the essential workers that have a difficult time meeting even their living expenses, aren’t given additional aid. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com

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ROPOSITION 15 IS A BALLOT INITIATIVE on California’s November 2020 ballot. This initiative will create a “split roll” property tax system for the state. Currently, under Proposition 13, which passed in 1978, all properties in the state are taxed at a rate that is based on one percent of their purchase price. Additionally, property taxes are increased by two percent per year. This has created a system of stability and certainty for all property owners across the state. Now, proponents of Proposition 15 want to split off the commercial property tax protections from Proposition 13 and reassess commercial properties every three years at current market values. They say this could create $7 to $12 billion in annual property tax revenues for cities and schools. What they don’t mention is that everyone in the state will be paying those taxes Brian Johnson, and our cities and schools will not see all of SBAOR President Elect that revenue. I oppose Proposition 15 for the following reasons.

• Increases Property Taxes on Owners AND Tenants Still Reeling From the Recession and COVID-19 – Initiative proponents talk about how this will affect only the largest corporate commercial property owners in the state. That is wrong. This will hit mom and pop business owners disproportionately. This proposition requires reassessment for all commercial properties with only a small exemption for owners who own property valued at less than $3 million. That sounds like it should be the majority of small businesses right? Wrong. Small businesses overwhelmingly rent their properties and these new taxes will get passed on to the tenants through increased expenses at a time when the state and federal government are trying to provide small businesses with rent relief to keep their doors open. That means restaurants and other small retailers already burdened with recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 will now face a new tax from the state. This will mean more and more businesses will fail and we’ll see a rise in unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosures of homes as people cannot pay their mortgages.


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HE PANDEMIC HAS HEIGHTENED THE DESIRE FOR SENIORS TO AVOID PLACEMENT IN GROUP-CARE FACILITIES and continue to live independently. To achieve this goal, many seniors require professional support to help manage and advocate for their care. Geriatric care managers are an invaluable resource for seniors with chronic health challenges and those who don’t have family members locally to support them. These professionals oversee all of a senior’s home and health care needs, including planning, coordinating services, implementing care plans, and ensuring good communication between caregivers, family physicians, and other professionals. They are also there to advocate for the senior if things go wrong, and to ensure their clients receive the highest possible standard of care. “Care managers take charge of the big picture. For many seniors and their families, they are essential partners in ensuring successful and safe independent living,” said Debra DiNapoli, CEO of Senior Planning Services, a Santa Barbara-based home care agency that specializes in geriatric care management. “Many people think independent living simply means having in-home care. But there are so many more details that need to be dealt with. You really need that central, experienced person or team to keep everything running smoothly and to advocate for the client’s best interests.” Geriatric care managers, such as those at Senior Planning Services, are typically trained in several health-related fields such as nursing, gerontology, social work, and elder psychology. They support seniors and their families in multiple ways, including: • Communicating and coordinating health needs. Care managers are there to identify, implement, and inform health plan administrators, family members, doctors, and if necessary, attorneys, about treatments or interventions a senior wants or needs if they have a health issue. • Identifying how to pay for services. Elder care can be expensive. Geriatric care managers are there as third-party observers to provide impartial, realistic advice on the senior’s care requirements, health plan options, and what to do if a senior does not have long term care insurance. • In-home safety evaluations. Care managers visit the client’s home to assess it’s functionality and recommend upgrades that protect the senior’s physical safety and support their lifestyle, finances, and personality. • Household management. Beyond health care support, geriatric care advocates manage general household tasks such as property maintenance and repair, paperwork, petty cash needs, and pet care. Ultimately, geriatric care managers serve as experienced guides and advocates for seniors and their families. They take charge of ensuring that the health and social care services the senior receives meet their long-term care needs, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence for as long as possible. Senior Planning Services is the first and one of the largest home care and professional care management agencies in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency has more than three decades of experience providing clients and their families with expert guidance on elder care issues. Senior Planning Services’ elder care team includes geriatric nursing specialists, health professionals, social work specialists, and experts in dementia care, rehabilitation, and elder law issues.

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5pm daily • 805-966-1707. CASA DE LA GUERRA: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093. CASA DOLORES: Old Postcards from México/ Tarjetas Postales Antiguas de México ~ Oct 5 • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • 805-963-1032. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Closed/ COVID-19 • 105 E Anapamu • 805-568-3994. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed/ COVID-19 • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • www.corridan-gallery.com • 805-966-7939.

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10 WEST GALLERY: Fall 2020 Exhibition, in person & on-line ~ Nov 15 • 10 W Anapamu • Fri-Sun 12-4 • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Siempre Mas by Minga Opazo ~ Oct 31 • 229 E Victoria • www.afsb.org/programs/ art-gallery • 805-965-6307. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line exhibitions: Outside In: The Architecture of Swith and Williams; Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House; Irresistible Delights: Recent Gifts to the Art Collection; Hostile Terrain 94; Common Bonds: Artists and Architects on Community; Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform; and many more • www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/ • 805-893-2951. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: many classes online • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed/ COVID-19 • gallery.sbcc.edu

CYPRESS GALLERY: Daily 11-5, Sun 2-5 • www.lompocart.org • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129. DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • 805-882-2108 • www.distinctiveframingnart.com. ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093. ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org. FAULKNER GALLERIES: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-962-7653. GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • www.gallery113sb.com • 2-5pm daily • 805-965-6611. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: 2920 Grand AVe, LO Thur-Mo 10-5 • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: Ongoing virtual art exhibition ~ www.tgvaa.org/virtual-show/ • 805-964-787.

GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820. INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444. JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347. JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed/COVID-19 • Virtual Juried Exhibition in partnership with Abstract Art Collective • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700. LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Thurs-Sun 12-4 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed/COVID-19 • Free virtual art classes • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org • 805-684-7789. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed/ COVID-19 • 125 State St • Thu-Su 10-12 & 1-3 • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Closed/COVID19 • Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In • www.mcasantabarbara.org • 805-966-5373. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700.

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SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Juxtapose ~ Oct 22, Virtual • Artists with Disabilities • 28 E. Victoria St • www.sbartworks.org/shop • 805-260-6705.


SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Along The Way West: recent paintings by Michael Drury • 1321 State St • Thu-Sun 1-8 • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Paintings and Photography with John Baran ~ Oct 2 • 10-4 daily by appt • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN: members 9-10/ public 10-5 daily • www.sbbg.org • 805-682-4726. SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: The Fiesta Project • Reopening as Outdoor Museum • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • Online: Dwight Brooks Model Boat Collection • Lectures & art on-line www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404. SB MUSEUM OF ART: Open for members through Oct 14, Wed-Sun 11-5pm (9-11 for seniors and at-risk • Online & In-person exhibits: Highlights of the Permanent Collection ~ Ongoing • Small-Format American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • In the Meanwhile...Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art • https://tickets.sbma.net/ www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364.

PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300.

SILO 118: Online Gallery • www.silo118.com.

PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850.

SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-770-3878.

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

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PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673.

RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE GALLERY: 5 on the Rise ~ Oct 11th • OnLine painting classes • 219 Gray Av • FriSun 1-4, RSVPs welcome • 805-689-0858.

Complications of Life...


SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Online workshops. Re-opens Oct. 15th • Outdoor areas open w/ RSVP • Wed - Sun 10-5 • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711.

RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611.


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UCSB LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Three Young Masters • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • www.waterhousegallery.com • 11-5pm Mon-Sat, 12-4pm Sun • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: Adjacent: Westmont Graduate Exhibition 2020 • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum. WILDLING MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • Online: Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky; 20/20: A Retrospective: Celebrating 20 Years of the Wildling Museum; Critters of the Tri-County Region: 2020 Photography Competition; Looking Beyond the Pandemic: A Collaboration with Allan Hancock College; A Mighty Oak: An Oak Habitat Mural by John Iwerks • 1511 B Mission Drive, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org.

SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-617-6421. SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: The Greenhouse: Liz Brady, Erika Carter & Virginia Mccracken ~ Oct 26 • The Sanfrancisco Fall Show ~ Nov 30 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com.

Kerry Methner sculpture


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The Artist’s Table Art Show: 14 local artists have created

contemporary art for sale to support the SBMNH’s work of connecting people to nature by donating 50 to 100 percent of the proceeds. The sale runs through Coastal Colors by Nancy Davidson October 11th. Artwork may be purchased through the Museum’s online store at https://sbmnh-store.myshopify.com/

Exposición de la mesa del artista: 14 artistas locales han creado arte contemporáneo para vender y apoyar el trabajo de SBMNH de conectar a las personas con la naturaleza mediante la donación del 50 al 100 por ciento de las ganancias. La venta se realizará hasta el 11 de octubre. Las obras de arte se pueden comprar a través de la tienda en línea del Museo en https://sbmnh-store.myshopify.com/ Artists / artistas: Ralph Waterhouse, Steve Curry, Rick Garcia, Ray Hunter, Nina Warner, Ann Sanders, Ellie Freudenstein, Craig Nelson, Thomas Van Stein, Ann Shelton Beth, Nancy Davidson, Camille Dellar, Derek Harrison, G. Eric Slayton, and Wyllis Heaton.

SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery Virtual Artist Talk: Los Angeles-based artist Muna Malik, whose current work uses abstract paintings and interactive sculpture to create poetic imagery around the narratives of women of color and refugees, will present a webinar lecture on her work and practice on Wednesday, October 14th, at 4pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yyng65xl

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FFERING A LIGHT TOUCH AND A DEPTH OF POWER, 5 on the Rise will be on view at GraySpace Gallery through Sunday, October 11th. Representing the work of five local artists, each with a dedicated following locally and far afield, the exhibition offers a taste of 2020 - both what artists isolated in their studios may dream of and their critical assesment of issues that have come into clearer focus as our world has slowed down. Featured artists include Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Cynthia James, Cynthia Martin, and Kerrie Smith. “To have these extraordinary women of creative pluck and dynamism, share my space, I am most honored,” shared Gallery Director and Curator, and Artist Ruth Ellen Hoag. “The five of us have known each other as artists for a number of years, but this is the first time we are exhibiting together.”

El Festival de arte del océano y vidrio marino de Santa Bárbara llevará a cabo una subasta silenciosa en Instagram, llamada Pesca para el futuro, del 11 al 18 de octubre, y el 100 por ciento de las ganancias se destinará a apoyar al Museo Marítimo de Santa Bárbara. 12 artistas han donado obras: Tori Antonelis, Christine May Brand, Alan Clark, Pedro DeLaCruz, Brandon Harward, Julie Ippoliti, Rachel Kenney, Syd McCutcheon, Sierra Patti, Janet Reid, Sharon Schock y Kim Snyder. Encuentra las obras en: https://sbmm.org/santa barbara-event / pescando-para-el-futuro /

“I am interested in how we see the familiar scenery around us, and with our busy lives, we often just get a glance out of our side view mirror. In my ‘Commuter Time Lapse’ series I use metallic stripes of deconstructed color to refer to pathways, roads, contrails, and other symbols of a consumer society constantly on the go. Some of my pieces include hi-tech auto finish, a salute to our voracious car culture and to my Southern California heritage from the L.A. artists’ Finish Fetish movement of the 1960’s.” - Cynthia Martin

The gallery, which is bright and friendly, will be open Friday through Sunday from1 to 5pm. Reservations are not required, but, due to COVID-19 consideration, guests may reserve their own time. To reserve a time, text 805-689-0858, or email: ruth@grayspaceart.com. The exhibition is also offered on-line through December at www.GraySpaceArt.com. Face masks and social distancing required.

Central Bark by Ruth Ellen Hoag

Charla virtual con el artista de la galería Atkinson de SBCC: La artista con sede en Los Ángeles Muna Malik, cuyo trabajo actual utiliza pinturas abstractas y esculturas interactivas para crear imágenes poéticas en torno a las narrativas de mujeres de color y refugiadas, presentará un seminario web sobre su trabajo y práctica el miércoles, 14 de octubre, a las 4pm. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/yyng65xl The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival is holding an Instagram silent auction, called Fishing for the Future, from October 11th to 18th, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. 12 artists have donated work: Tori Antonelis, Christine May Brand, Alan Clark, Pedro DeLaCruz, Brandon Harward, Julie Ippoliti, Rachel Kenney, Syd McCutcheon, Sierra Patti, Janet Reid, Sharon Schock, and Kim Snyder. Find the work at: https://sbmm.org/santa barbara-event/fishing-for-the-future/

Hall of Reckoning by Cynthia Martin

“My art is based on the figurative genre. Ordinary, everyday people being central to my work, each painting offers an opportunity to discover a new insight into how we act, react, do, think, worry, enjoy, or ponder. I’m particular about my color palette for each piece, and choose them with care, as it is part of the expressive purpose. In aiming for the communicative and emotional qualities, degrees of abstraction come into play. There’s no formula, only desire and some routine.” - Ruth Ellen Hoag

“As my work evolves... I find myself exploring patterns and color, organic floating shapes that are interwoven with a geometric under layer. My current endeavor is to capture our changing planet. Consequently, my artwork records imaginary patterns in our environment—urban/industrial and natural. I’m interested in the changing intersection between place/city or nature. As an artist, I feel a responsibility to record the environmental disruptions that continue to afflict the California fire-driven and eroding mountains, deserts, and coastlines.” - Kerrie Smith Sogeo Historic-Equipoise 12 by Kerrie Smith

“My work consists of visions from an imaginary botanical record. Painting with oil on copper, I combine visual strategies from the past with magical realist overtones. Each botanical is a world within itself, a miniature galaxy or stage upon which the insects interact in a drama mostly hidden from the human eye, while at the same time deeply affecting our lives.” - Cynthia James

Ambush by Cynthia James

Inner Hydrangea by Dorothy Churchill-Johnson

“Inspiration for my work has always come from my habit of closely examining the details of my everyday environment. Things become beautiful in proportion to the attention one pays them. I’ve always tried to synthesize realism with abstraction and other contemporary influences such as pattern, neo-pop, and surrealism. I love to take the tiny details of an ordinary subject and blow them up to visual extremes. I strive for beauty in my work because beauty is its own excuse for being.” - Dorothy Churchill-Johnson


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Ongoing Community Resources & Activities

In the Time of COVID-19

CONTESTS Let’s Get Cooking! : The SB Maritime Museum is hosting a Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest through October 17th. Open to families, couples, and individuals 14 years or older, recipe contest entries must include original recipes. Winners will be announced November 1st. For guidelines and to submit recipes visit https://tinyurl.com/yxus5u4f


MOXI Innovation Workshop Maker Kits: Bringing the learning, creative thinking, and fun of the museum to your home and provide resources for everyone to build skills with tools and materials inspired by MOXI’s favorite making activities. Available for Purchase for Pickup or Contactless Delivery. October’s Add-On Kit: Spooky Sculptures. To purchase ($21.25-$65) visit http://www.moxi.org/makerkits Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning

SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back for new content. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home

PCPA Plays On!: Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/

Live, Interactive, Virtual Field Trips programs for students grades K to 12, organized by the SB Museum of Natural History, are now available for student groups of up to 30. Museum educators will be joining students for journeys that start in the Museum halls and then transport them in space and time to explore the wonders and secrets beyond the exhibits. All programs align with Next Generation Science Standards. Each class group is $100 per program. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y6284qyp

SBMM Maritime On The Move: Brings museumquality experiences to sites throughout Santa Barbara County. These adventures begin outdoors and incorporate engaging activities for students to enjoy while exploring local ecosystems and biomes found in their own backyard. Programs can be customized. www.sbmm.org/at-home

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the collection; as well as lectures, and musical performances from their Video Library. The Museum is open to Members only through October 11th and will reopen to the public on October 14th. Hours are: Wed-Sun, 11-5pm and early morning admission (9-11am) for Seniors and at-risk members of the community Reservations are required. www.sbma.net UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content.

SBIFF Family Film Fun – Mary Poppins Returns: Spend a week underneath the lovely London sky in this week’s Family Fun Film, Mary Poppins Returns. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y4rhtmdo SBIFF Film Talk: An online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. Each week a short film will be available for viewing online, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/ Cabrillo High School Aquarium Virtual Tours are available for students in grades TK to 5th grade. CHS students will deliver information about each exhibit, and then answer questions at the end of the tour. For more info and to request a tour visit https://tinyurl.com/yynw9s83


Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

OUTDOORS Casa del Herrero is open to the general public. While indoor spaces remain closed, guests will now engage in a reimagined self-guided garden tour utilizing QR codes. Book your tour by calling 805-565-5653. Each tour is first come, first serve with a maximum of six visitors allowed per tour. Admission is $25 per person. For guidelines visit www.casadelherrero.com/tours Zoom & Bloom Outdoor Learning Camp: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is offering a school-time outdoor camp to supplement virtual school for two-week sessions through December 18th for elementary school children, ages seven through 12. To register ($50) visit https://tinyurl.com/y2c27uyq SBMNH’s Nature Nook: Sea Center interpreters and volunteers are bringing a little bit of the Sea Center to the SB Museum of Natural History’s campus with the new Nature Nook, offering engaging Museum and Sea Center activities. Check out the web calendar to plan your next visit at www.sbnature.org/visit/calendar SBMNH Sea Center: Outdoor spaces are open to the public Fridays to Sundays, from 11am to 4pm. Visitors will have access to the Wet Deck for exploring life beneath Stearns Wharf and touch the Swell Sharks, sea anemones, sea stars, and other animals. Indoor exhibits will reopen (at 25 percent capacity) on Thursday, October 15th. www.sbnature.org SB Zoo Extended Summer Hours: The Zoo’s hours of operation have been extended from 10am to 7pm with early entry for Zoo Members starting at 9am. Online reservations are still required. Reserve your spot at www.sbzoo.org Solvang Food Tours Open: Eat This Shoot That invites you to enjoy a three hour outdoor food tour and stroll through iconic Solvang. Use code FOODIENL10 to get ten percent off all in-person food tour tickets. To buy tickets ($109/$99) visit https://tinyurl.com/yxbttas5

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: The Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Find virtual art classes, live concerts, and music streams, art activities for all ages, and virtual galleries at: https://carpinteriaartscenter.org

Luke Theatre’s Virtual Concert Series - Mendeleyev in Concert: Mendeleyev is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Santa Barbara who lights up the Luke stage with his fresh, folk yet funky take on music. Watch the free concert at www.luketheatre.org

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast: Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt

MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: Programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. www.moxi.org/athome

Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!: 60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live: https://tinyurl.com/yb2llz43 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb

Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the first and third weekends of the month from 10am to 4pm and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form. https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open to the general public from Friday to Tuesday, 10am to 5pm, and to members only from 9am to 10am. No reservations are required, but visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events SB Museum of Natural History’s outdoor exhibits are open by reservation only from Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Guests will have access to wander and explore the Backyard and shady wooded areas along Mission Creek. Indoor exhibits will reopen (at 25 percent capacity) on Thursday, October 15th. www.sbnature.org

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature. Reservations will have staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. Face masks required. To

reserve a Self-Guided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Birdwatchers have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via Zoom until further notice Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15pm. Each week will focus on a different topic. Join the current meeting by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp. org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Offering fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at https://tinyurl.com/yc6t9uxa To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ffq28m Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://tinyurl.com/yxh2qz5c; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org Friendship Center’s Community Connect Adult Program: Starting Monday, October 12th, services will be offered through an online membership starting at $200 per month, with options for low income individuals: www.friendshipcentersb.org/services/ccap/ AHA! Free Online Workshops: From topics such as Body Image During Corona to Parenting in Place to Couples’ Issues in Extreme Conditions, AHA! therapists and coaches are offering free online workshops. Preregistration is required. For a complete schedule and to register visit https://ahasb.org/ Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: Center classes have been moved online. The center offers evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm and a Sunday morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am. Suggested donation per class is $10. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx

Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications each week about the next event in the webinar series. www.adl.org/webinars Watch archived webinars at https://tinyurl.com/yc6ynu6z Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6 Library Sidewalk Service Locations Added at Eastside, Montecito, and Carpinteria locations in addition to Central Library. Days and times for each location vary. Book drops will also be open at each location during Sidewalk Service hours. This contactless pickup service is only available to SBPL cardholders. https://tinyurl.com/y7pkvas7 COVID-19 Isolation Support Group: New Beginnings is offering a free COVID-19 Isolation Support Group on Mondays from 5:30 to 7pm via Zoom. To sign up call or text 805-419-3212. https://tinyurl.com/y235zn2r United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County After-School program: Monday through Friday 3 to 6pm. Free for all students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. For three hours every weekday, hundreds of children will be able to take dance and yoga classes, learn organic gardening, take part in outdoor activities, and eat a healthy snack. Register at: www.unitedbg.org/parent TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change: TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual talks to address two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism. The online events will be free and broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesdays at 4pm through December 2020. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com Cor Art Classes: Workshops for the Human Spirit: The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative is offering classes for participants to renew, refresh, process, feel some playfulness and freedom, and to learn skills helpful in these changing times. Classes start in October, fees are discounted for all and scholarships are also available. For the full class list, to sign up for a class and/or apply for a scholarship visit www.sbcaw.org/classes Valiant Voices – Virtual Meetups: Throughout the month of October, Domestic Violence Solutions is hosting virtual meetups every Thursday at 6pm via Zoom. Join the community in honoring survivors, remembering those who have lost their lives, and learning about this important issue. Registration is required at www.dvsolutions.org/valiantvoices


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El Banco de Comida del Condado de Santa Barbara distribuirá comestibles saludables y productos frescos gratuitos a la communidad en los siguientes sitios. No se requiere documentos ni cita previa para asistir los sitios. Todos son bienvenidos. Se han tomado medidas para garantizar la seguridad y limpieza de cada sitio. Por favor visite FoodbankSBC.org para ver la lista completa de los lugares donde puede recibir alimentos, productos frescos o comidas preparadas.


Orcutt Presbyterian Church 993 Patterson Rd. Cada viernes, 2pm-4pm

Allan Hancock College 800 S. College Dr. Cada martes y jueves, 11am Catholic Charities 607 W. Main St. Cada martes y viernes, 12pm-2pm Elks Lodge 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Cada jueves, 9am

Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Broadway Cada martes, 10am-11am Angel Food/Pacific Christian 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Cada sábado, 9am-12pm Salvation Army 200 W. Cook Ave. Cada lunes, miércoles y viernes 9am-4pm St. John Neumann Church 966 W. Orchard St. 2do miércoles, 9am-10am Oasis Orcutt Senior Center 420 Soares Ave. 3er jueves, 9:30am-11am Evans Park 200 W. Williams St. 3er viernes, 3pm Rancho Hermosa 235 E. Inger Dr. 1er viernes, 3pm

NIPOMO Nipomo Food Basket 197 W. Tefft St. Cada lunes, martes y jueves 10am-1pm


Village Chapel 3915 Constellation Rd. 1er y 3er martes, 10:30am-1pm 4to viernes, 3pm FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center 646 N.H St. Cada lunes y viernes, 10am-12pm Lompoc High School 515 W. College Ave. El último sábado de cada mes, 8:30am Catholic Charities 352 N. 2nd St. De lunes a viernes, 10am-11:45am 12:30pm-2pm Santa Rita Village 926 W. Apricot Ave 4to miércoles, 10:30am


Los Alamos Senior Center 690 Bell St. Cada sábado, 10am-11:30am 2do miércoles, 3pm People Helping People 260 Gonzales Dr. Cada dos jueves, 10am-11am (Julio 30)


Guadalupe Senior Center 4545 10th St. Cada jueves, 11:30am-2pm Beatitude House 267 Campodonico Ave. Cada martes, 11:30am-12:45pm Family Service Center 4681 11th St. El último jueves de cada mes, 12pm Ranch Acres 1050 Escalante Dr. 4to martes, 3pm

BUELLTON Buellton Senior Center 164 W. Hwy 246 (Detras de la oficina de correos) De lunes a viernes, 9am-3pm


Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. Cada martes, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Cada miércoles 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm

Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. Cada lunes y miércoles 1pm-3pm, viernes, 9am-11am Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave. 1er martes, 1pm 2do martes, 1pm Franklin Community Center 1136 E. Montecito St. 3er martes, 1:30pm Cada jueves, 1pm Presidio Springs 721 Laguna St. 2do miércoles, 4pm-6pm Catholic Charities 609 E. Haley St. De lunes a viernes, 9am-4:30pm New Life Church 50 E. Alamar Ave. 3er martes, 1pm-2:30pm Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St. 1er, 2do y 4to sábado, 9am-10am

Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Cada miércoles, 2:30p-4pm Positano Apartments 11 Camino De Vida 3er lunes, 3pm

SAN LUIS OBISPO St. Patrick’s Church 501 Fair Oaks Ave. De martes a jueves, 4pm-5pm



LLAME 805-357-5761


Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 SOLO por cita, contáctese Ana Maya, 805-869-3303 Good Shepherd Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. 1er sábado, 9am Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3er sábado, 8am-10am Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach Dr. 1er jueves, 9am

UCSB 2837 UCEN (Solo estudiantes de UCSB) Cada miércoles y viernes, 10am-3pm

CARPINTERIA Carpinteria Children's Project 5201 8th St. Distribuciones dos veces al mes Miércoles, 3pm-5:30pm 9 y 23 septiembre 7 y 21 octubre 4 y 18 noviembre 2 y 16 diciembre

SOLVANG/SANTA YNEZ Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. Cada martes, 5:15pm-6:45pm Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4to lunes, 2:30pm-4pm

NEW CUYAMA Cuyama Family Resource Center 4689 Highway 166 3er miércoles, 12pm

EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS UPDATED SEPTEMBER 3 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will distribute free groceries and fresh produce at the following locations. No documentation/registration required. Everyone is welcome. Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and cleanliness of each site. For a complete list of sites where you can receive groceries, fresh produce, or prepared meals, please visit FoodbankSBC.org.



Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Broadway Every Tuesday, 10am-11am

Village Chapel 3915 Constellation Rd. 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10:30am-1pm 4th Friday, 3pm FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center 646 N.H St. Every Monday and Friday, 10am-12pm Lompoc High School 515 W. College Ave. Last Saturday of the month, 8:30am Catholic Charities 352 N. 2nd St. Monday-Friday, 10am-11:45am 12:30pm-2pm Santa Rita Village 926 W. Apricot Ave 4th Wednesday, 10:30am

Angel Food/Pacific Christian 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Every Saturday, 9am-12pm


Orcutt Presbyterian Church 993 Patterson Rd. Every Friday, 2pm-4pm

Allan Hancock College 800 S. College Dr. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am Catholic Charities 607 W. Main St. Every Tuesday and Friday, 12pm-2pm Elks Lodge 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Every Thursday, 9am

Salvation Army 200 W. Cook Ave. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-4pm St. John Neumann Church 966 W. Orchard St. 2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am Oasis Orcutt Senior Center 420 Soares Ave. 3rd Thursday, 9:30am-11am Evans Park 200 W. Williams St. 3rd Friday, 3pm Rancho Hermosa 235 E. Inger Dr. 1st Friday, 3pm

NIPOMO Nipomo Food Basket 197 W. Tefft St. Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm


Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. Every Tuesday, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Every Wednesday 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. Every Monday and Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Friday, 9am-11am

Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave. 1st Tuesday, 1pm 2nd Tuesday, 1pm




GOLETA/ISLA VISTA Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 By Appointment ONLY Contact Ana Maya, 805-869-3303 Good Shepherd Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. 1st Saturday, 9am Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3rd Saturday, 8am-10am Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach Dr. 1st Thursday, 9am

Franklin Community Center 1136 E. Montecito St. 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm Every Thursday, 1pm

UCSB 2837 UCEN (UCSB Students Only) Every Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm

Los Alamos Senior Center 690 Bell St. Every Saturday, 10am-11:30am 2nd Wednesday, 3pm People Helping People 260 Gonzales Dr. Every other Thursday (7/30), 10am-11am

Presidio Springs 721 Laguna St. 2nd Wednesday, 4pm-6pm



New Life Church 50 E. Alamar Ave. 3rd Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm

Carpinteria Children's Project 5201 8th St. Distributions twice a month Wednesdays, 3pm-5:30pm September 9 and 23 October 7 and 21 November 4 and 18 December 2 and 16

Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St. 1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am


Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Every Wednesday, 2:30p-4pm

Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. Every Tuesday, 5:15pm-6:45pm

Guadalupe Senior Center 4545 10th St. Every Thursday, 11:30am-2pm Beatitude House 267 Campodonico Ave. Every Tuesday, 11:30am-12:45pm Family Service Center 4681 11th St. Last Thursday of the month, 12pm Ranch Acres 1050 Escalante Dr. 4th Tuesday, 3pm

Catholic Charities 609 E. Haley St. Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm

Positano Apartments 11 Camino De Vida 3rd Monday, 3pm



Buellton Senior Center 164 W. Hwy 246 (Behind post office) Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

St. Patrick’s Church 501 Fair Oaks Ave. Tuesday-Thursday, 4pm-5pm

Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4th Monday, 2:30pm-4pm

NEW CUYAMA Cuyama Family Resource Center 4689 Highway 166 3rd Wednesday, 12pm

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Scholars use messaging campaign to reduce household water use in field experiment By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current

Photos courtesy of UC Santa Barbara

Tapping Into Conservation

“Nearly every message water districts and researchers send to save water can be put into those three categories of information, S THE CLIMATE HEATS UP AND DROUGHTS INTENSIFY, motivation or behavior,” said Anderson, who noted that while those especially in the American Southwest, it’s crucial that efforts were being used, they weren’t being evaluated in any kind of households reduce their water usage. Water districts urge their consistent way. “And so that led us to think, ‘Oh, it’s worth trying to customers to save, but their messaging generally lacks rigorous develop a rigorous test to evaluate messaging campaigns evaluation of efficacy. within this framework and see whether it appears that you In a new paper, researchers from UC Santa Barbara need all three components or whether partial messages reveal how a large-scale field experiment in messaging work.” based on psychological science significantly reduced In the new study, the researchers randomly assigned 7,500 water consumption on the Central Coast of California. households to receive mailings featuring different aspects of the The paper, “How managers can reduce household IMB model and measured their water use. A customer group water use through communication: A field experiment,” of 2,500 households that did not receive messaging served as a in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, control. All households that received messaging reduced water details how the researchers designed messaging based consumption — 509 gallons on average each — in the first on the information-motivation-behavioral skills model month. As the paper notes, if all 10,000 households had been (IMB) for single-family households. sent mailings, more than five million gallons would have been Co-author Sarah Anderson, an associate professor Sarah Anderson saved in the first month. of environmental politics in the Bren School of Researchers also found evidence that messaging using all Environmental Science & Management, said the IMB parts of the IMB model could contribute to the savings lasting longer. model has been used successfully to modify behaviors in health care, “If you include all the components of this information, motivation especially in preventing the spread of HIV. and behavior,” Anderson said, “there’s some indicative evidence that the In short, the model posits that “individuals must have the requisite effects might be a bit longer lasting. They’re not necessarily bigger, but they information, motivation, and behavioral skills to engage in and maintain might last a little longer, persist a little longer.” behavior change,” according to a 2019 paper, also co-authored by She noted that the water district they worked with had been actively Anderson, that analyzed 24 conservation studies that used aspects of the working to reduce water use with messaging and advice. So it was a IMB model. “People need to know what the problem is, how they can pleasant surprise to find that sending another mailing further reduced solve it and be motivated to take action.” That paper summarizing 24 other water use, which she calls “promising.” studies provided the impetus for the Central Coast experiment.


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“That’s a pretty cost-effective intervention if it actually works and lasts for a couple of months,” she said. “It’s pretty cheap to send an effective mailer.” Additionally, the study found that the messaging resulted in bigger reductions in high-water households. Anderson calls that “a good lesson for water districts, that those are the folks that you ought to message to if you’ve got a limited budget — really focus on those high water use households.” Demonstrating the effectiveness of messaging has implications beyond reduced water usage. Not only does the study offer a kind of lowtech template for water districts, it could help protect the environment as water gets scarce in the face of climate change, Anderson said. “Going forward,” she said, “water districts are going to be facing a choice between investing in expensive and environmentally disruptive infrastructure and just getting people to reduce their water usage. And so effective messaging has an additional dividend in not having to invest money to cause environmental destruction.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

The Price of Smoke

Economist tallies up the healthcare costs associated with wildfire smoke By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current



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smoke plume data on county maps and looked at how many days of exposure to unhealthy air each county had. He then compared HE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 9TH residents of the Bay Area this to healthcare data from California’s Office of Statewide Health woke up to eerily orange skies. The dusk-like conditions were Planning and Development. an ominous reminder of the unprecedented wildfires ravaging To calculate his estimate, Cullen multiplied the increased California in 2020. number of respiratory and circulatory cases by the Environmental However, fires effect air quality even when the sky is relatively Protection Agency’s estimate for what an average case costs, and clear, and they create real financial costs for California residents. Health adjusted for inflation. He compared each county to itself in the economist Daniel Cullen, who recently earned his doctorate from UC same month over the course of different years. This allowed him to Santa Barbara, used air quality and public health data to estimate the control for many confounding factors that could have crept in had healthcare costs associated with smoke he compared dissimilar counties. This technique also accounts for exposure in the Golden State from 2012 San Francisco under an orange haze conditions that affect all counties equally, like a really bad flu season. through 2018. The scope of the study was limited by the available data, Cullen Cullen found that each additional day will be hard to extrapolate from his findings given how extraordinary the noted. The analysis takes into account only immediate medical treatment. of wildfire smoke led to roughly $188,000 2020 season has been. “When a big county like San Francisco is covered in It doesn’t factor in things like long-term healthcare, lost years, chronic in medical expenditures for respiratory and smoke for two months, it’s hard to say what’s going to be the effect.” conditions and so forth. It also doesn’t consider the economic costs that circulatory hospitalizations per county, as The COVID-19 pandemic has also thrown a wrench into his result from the loss in productivity. averaged across all the counties and years in his methodology, as respiratory admissions have likely skyrocketed. “It’s such Cullen saw increased hospitalizations for respiratory and circulatory study. And the total cost in California over the an outlier year, ” Cullen said. “I don’t think anyone can really compare this conditions even one to two months after unhealthy conditions dissipated. entire period he studied came year to other years. ” This persistence, he explained, suggests out to over $1.3 billion. Pandemic aside, the cost of smoke exposure is on track to continue that smoke exposure isn’t merely The study has yet to Daniel Cullen rising. The climate crisis is increasing the size, frequency and intensity of accelerating illnesses that would have undergo peer review, but if the wildfires. “These healthcare costs need to be accounted for when we’re happened anyway, albeit a bit later. “It’s results hold up, it highlights a possibly overlooked effect thinking about the costs of climate change,” Cullen said. not just changing the timing,” he said, of blazes on the people of California. “The main takeaway He also pointed out that, while this study applies only to California, “it’ s actually increasing the number of is that there are unaccounted for costs of wildfires,” the the costs of the state’s fires reach far beyond. “We have to keep in mind cases.” economist explained. “Exposure to wildfire smoke — not that it’ s the entire American West that is facing this issue,” he said. While Indeed, the data suggest that each even directly next to the fire but far away — increases driving from Santa Barbara to Colorado, where he currently lives, Cullen additional day of smoke exposure hospitalizations for respiratory and circulatory diagnoses, saw smoke from the California fires all throughout Utah. resulted in eleven more respiratory and and this in turn leads to large costs associated with “Healthcare costs from California’s fires carry across state lines,” three more circulatory hospitalizations healthcare.” he said. Thanks to the prevailing winds, the pollution has even reached per day per county, averaged across all Cullen first conceived of this research project during cities on the East Coast. “These fires are affecting the health of people counties and the entire time period. The the 2017 Thomas Fire, he said, recalling the thick smoky throughout the country.” average annual cost of smoke exposure conditions pervading the Santa Barbara area at the time. Cullen recently took a position at HealthCore, a health research was just shy of $200 million statewide. He was keenly interested in the intersection of human company owned by Anthem. He hopes to build upon this study in the NASA’s Terra satellite shows a smokeWhile $200 million per year health and the environment, and wildfires fit nicely into covered California on Aug. 24, 2020. coming years by looking at costs associated with long-term care and may not be large for an economy like that niche. chronic conditions related to smoke exposure. California’ s , “this number is going up every year as more fires are getting Cullen was curious how fires’ effects on air quality impacted public As for now, he offered a bit of pragmatic advice: “You don’t have to see bigger and hotter and the smoke plumes are lasting for longer periods,” health, so he decided to focus on the issue in a chapter of his dissertation. smoke plumes for them to be affecting your health.” Cullen said. He used hospitalizations as a metric for healthcare utilization, one The study estimates that smoke-related hospitalizations cost around Printed with permission of UCSB Office of common measure in economic research. Public Affairs and Communications $88 million in 2012. By 2018, cases racked up nearly $348 million. To uncover the effect of wildfire smoke on public health, he overlaid This year is likely to be the worst so far, he said, while admitting it

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NatureTrack Film Festival set to Ignite Passion for Nature Through Film By Jeanette Casillas / VOICE

start: 8000+, 83° Ski the North, Lost Kings of Bioko, Kokoly, Yikásdáhí - Awaits the ATER IS LIFE AND THE DRIVING FORCE OF ALL NATURE, a theme quite fitting for the Dawn, Ferret Town, ICEolation, Carrizo Plain - A Sense of Place, The Human, and upcoming virtual NatureTrack Film Festival The Earthing Movie. whose motto is to “igniting passion for nature “While we can no longer hold through film.” After having to reschedule from March due the festival in Los Olivos, we can still to the COVID-19 pandemic, film and nature aficionados will have the opportunity to enjoy the third annual Festival draw virtual viewers’ attention to the remarkable films we had selected,” safely and in the comfort of their own home from Friday, Thompson noted. October 9th through Sunday, October 18th. A Festival highlight will be a virtual NTFF’s live-action and animation films about water, panel discussion with the “Carbon include people’s relationship to it, the creatures that call it Cowboys” – Steve Apfelbaum, Larry home, its importance to the health of the planet, and dives Kopald, and Peter Byck – who will into the sad state our waters are in now. discuss one of the most important aspects “Featuring these films is just one of the many of agriculture today – Regenerative environmental subjects covered by passionate filmmakers Agriculture. This panel discussion, part Queen Without Land, Film Still making statements about the most precious resource on of Program Block #35, is Free. (Festival Earth,” shared NTFF founder Sue Eisaguirre. “We’ve culled “attendees” will want to watch Program a really beautiful program of more than 70 films, from the place Sunday, October 18th. Block #34 before watching this discussion.) 353 entries we received, for everyone who loves nature.” Additionally, NatureTrack Foundation was selected by Getting the chance to show the program online, takes Like a lot of film festivals and other live events, NTFF The Oak Group as the nonprofit that will receive a portion the festival screenings to an international audience. Festival was initially blindsided by the pandemic that caused a of the sales from artwork sold from their online art show, organizers hope that will bring more ticket sales plus more nationwide shutdown one week prior to the Festival’s The Link Between Man and Nature. The two-month-long attention to the NatureTrack Foundation, the nonprofit Opening Night. Organizers rescheduled the Festival for the art show will run from November 1st through December started by Eisaguirre in 2011. Fall hoping that it might be an option, but it soon became 31st (www.oakgroup.org). For 34 years, the tradition of One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Festival clear that they would not be able to host an in-person The Oak Group continues by calling attention to and goes to support the NatureTrack Foundation which is Festival like they had planned. supporting the preservation of open spaces in the natural dedicated to taking school children into our spectacular “We joined many other film festivals that began to world. A special treat – Film Festival “attendees” will be “outdoor classrooms” on docent led, fully funded, make the challenging pivot to a virtual platform,” explained able to view the artwork after each film. curriculum aligned field trips all over Santa Barbara KC Murphy Thompson, Co-Director, NatureTrack Film County. Festival. “Our efforts first centered on finding the right NTFF passes and the entire slate of films are available at If you are feeling lucky, Festival “attendees” are www.naturetrackfilmfestival.org. An All-Access “Virtual” platform for us to effectively and securely offer screenings encouraged to participate in the Raffle. Only 100 Tickets Pass is $100 and Program Blocks are $10 each. Those who and ticketing...Then the usual learning curve ensued.” purchased an in-person All-Access Pass for the March dates, will be sold at $50 each for some highly desirable items According to Thompson, “all 78 International films we suggest either sharing the pass with a friend, or donating to enjoy the great outdoors in and with. You must be a are ‘bingeable,’” however, she offered some suggestions the difference in cost to the NatureTrack Foundation. All California resident to purchase. The Drawing will take for NTFF viewers who may need some ideas for where to tickets from the March 2020 dates will be honored. September 25, 2020 At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation • www.VoiceSB.com 27 Photo by Asgeir Helgestad


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