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SB Police connect with software LexisNexis to create map of crime in Santa Barbara La Policía de SB se asocia con LexisNexis para crear un mapa de delitos en Santa Bárbara 5

Stephanie Petlow named Old Spanish Days La Presidenta

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Deborah L. Schwartz elected President of Santa Barbara Beautiful 17

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People

Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock as the sizzling seductress Carmen in Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera Symphony

Community News. . . *5, 6, 8, 14, 17, 19, *20, 29 Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7, 30 The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . *10-11, 24 Priscilla: Santa Barbara in Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 *Purple Tier / Nivel Púrpura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés

Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock, is Carmen in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Peter Brook’s adaptation of Georges Bizet’s work.

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Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with the Santa Barbara Symphony

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Live Opera Is Back!

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ITH THE THE SIZZLING SEDUCTRESS CARMEN AT THE CENTER OF A FOUR CHARACTER CAST, Opera Santa Barbara is signaling the return of live opera with their production of Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera, the company’s first live drive-in opera production. Part of the Concerts In Your Car series at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, the single performance will take place on Sunday, December 6th, at 2pm. This production marks OperaSB’s first live stage performance since COVID-19 led to cancellations and postponements around the world in early spring of this year. Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera is based on an adaptation by acclaimed British director Peter Brook of Georges Bizet’s classic hit. The 90-minute opera is an up-close and personal look at the loves and rivals of our titular heroine. Reimagined with only the four principal characters, come hear mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (2019, The Crucible) as Carmen in what will surely be a commanding performance in a signature role. Rounding out the quartet are Joshua Wheeker as Don José, Alexander Elliott (2018, The Barber of Seville) as Escamillo, and returning Chrisman Studio Artist soprano Jennifer Lindsay as Micaëla. Directed by Sara E. Widzer and conducted by Mezzo-soprano Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas featuring members Audrey Babcock of the OSB Orchestra. Opera Santa Barbara has continued to When it comes to the ability develop alternative programming throughout to comfort, move, and inspire shutdown over the last six months. This includes livestream events, Balcony Jam Sessions, and the human soul, nothing a variety of digital content across all of their compares to vibrant live platforms. But the core mission and hope for the theater. Our communities company has been to have live opera. Unable need the healing power of to perform live in Santa Barbara County due the arts now more than ever. to a live performance ban, they have been keen to work with Concerts In Your Car in Ventura We are thrilled to be able to County following successful live drive-in bring live opera safely back, performances in California from other opera for the sake of our community companies such as Pacific Opera Project and San and our artists. This will be Diego Opera. an afternoon that we will “When it comes to the ability to comfort, remember for years to come. move, and inspire the human soul, nothing compares to vibrant live theater. Our – Maestro Kostis Protopapas communities need the healing power of the arts now more than ever. We are thrilled to be able to bring live opera safely back, for the sake of our community and our artists. This will be an afternoon that we will remember for years to come,” said Maestro Protopapas.

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The event will follow all CDC and State of California guidelines. Attendees can enjoy the live stage performance from the safe and socially-distanced comfort of their vehicles. Opera Santa Barbara recommends guests only attend the opera with people they have already been quarantining with. Attendees can stay inside or by their vehicle as they are allowed to sit in folding chairs by their vehicle but must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. The show will include a visual light show and multimedia entertainment across video screens. The combination of an extra high 360-degree stage and screens will ensure a good viewing experience for everyone. Sound will come through your car stereo, like a traditional drive-in theater on your FM radio. The opera will be sung in French with English translations projected on screen.

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Santa Barbara Police Partners with Data Giant LexisNexis – Unveils ‘Near-Real-Time’ Online Crime Map

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URIOUS ABOUT WHY THERE WERE A GROUP OF POLICE CARS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ON A CERTAIN DAY? You’re now just one click away from a potential answer. Santa Barbara City residents now have a new interactive online tool to keep up on police calls for service and crime statistics within the City. The Santa Barbara Police Department has added LexisNexis Community Crime Map to its website. Within the Police Department’s home page, click the purple “Neighborhood Crime Activity” box in the left column of the page. Community Crime Map helps the public get a better idea of the crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe. The map analyzes crime data, allows residents to hear about crimes in their area by signing up for email alerts, and provides a way to submit an anonymous tip - in onehundred-ten different languages. The tool can even drill down by neighborhood zip code. It transparently provides the identical data that Police use to better understand trends and make resource allocations. The Santa Barbara Police Department keeps detailed records about each incident that occurs within the jurisdiction. LexisNexis’s regional data sharing Community Crime Map takes this data, cleans it to protect victim privacy, and displays it to the public so citizens can be aware of the events that occur in their area. The crime map automatically syncs with the Police Department’s records system in near-real time. Key stakeholders, business owners, and community leaders can access this information to heighten awareness levels of what’s happening around the City, enhance existing security efforts, and keep people and property safe.

Access the Community Crime Map at https://tinyurl.com/y5fk3s98

A Multiuse Path on Las Positas and Modoc Roads is Beginning to Take Shape

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HE CITY’S LAS POSITAS MODOC ROAD BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATH PROJECT, which aims to construct a 2.6 mile long separated pathway for cyclists and pedestrians, is well underway. The path should improve the area’s safety, accessibility, and opportunities to walk and bike, though for now, pedestrians and drivers alike should take care as construction continues along Modoc Road between Calle De Los Amigos and Las Positas Road. “Traffic control is implemented to ensure worker, pedestrian, and cyclist safety,” reads a statement from the City of Santa Barbara. “Drivers are advised to be alert and proceed cautiously within the Modoc corridor and through the Las Positas and Modoc Road intersection during construction.” Beginning November 19th, contractor C.A. Rasmussen began installing about 3,600 linear feet of curb and gutter. Additional progress will be made by Friday, November 20th, as C.A. Rasmussen will finish pouring the first retaining wall segment between Calle De Los Amigos and the private entrance to the Vista Del Monte Retirement Community. To date, the median island on the south leg of the Modoc and Las Positas intersection has been reconstructed. C.A. Rasmussen is also almost finished with the water services relocation and storm drain installation on the east side of Las Positas Road between Modoc Road and Meadows Lane. Looking ahead, between November 23rd and December 3rd curb, gutter, and sidewalk will also be installed along this portion of Las Positas.

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La policía de Santa Bárbara se asocia con el gigante de datos LexisNexis – Presenta un mapa de delitos en línea “casi en tiempo real” ¿TIENE CURIOSIDAD POR SABER POR QUÉ HABÍA UN GRUPO DE COCHES DE POLICÍA EN SU BARRIO UN DÍA DETERMINADO? Ahora está a solo un clic de una posible respuesta. Los residentes de la ciudad de Santa Bárbara ahora tienen una nueva herramienta interactiva en línea, para mantenerse al día con las llamadas de la policía para obtener estadísticas de servicios y delitos dentro de la ciudad. El Departamento de Policía de Santa Bárbara ha agregado LexisNexis Community Crime Map, Mapa de Delitos Comunitarios, a su sitio web. En el sitio web del Departamento de Policía, haga clic en el cuadro purpura “Neighborhood Crime Activity” en la columna izquierda de la página. Community Crime Map, Mapa de Delitos Comunitario, ayuda al público a tener una mejor idea de la actividad criminal en su área para que puedan tomar decisiones más informadas sobre cómo mantenerse seguros. El mapa analiza datos sobre delitos, permite a los residentes escuchar sobre delitos en su área al suscribirse para recibir alertas por correo electrónico y proporciona una forma de enviar un aviso anónimo, en ciento diez distintos idiomas. La herramienta puede incluso desglosar por código postal de vecindario. Proporciona de forma transparente los datos idénticos que utiliza la policía para comprender mejor las tendencias y asignar recursos. El Departamento de Policía de Santa Bárbara mantiene registros detallados sobre cada incidente que ocurre dentro de la jurisdicción. El mapa de delitos comunitarios de intercambio de datos regionales de LexisNexis toma estos datos, los limpia para proteger la privacidad de las víctimas y los muestra al público para que los ciudadanos puedan estar al tanto de los eventos que ocurren en su área. El mapa de delitos se sincroniza automáticamente con el sistema de registros del Departamento de Policía casi en tiempo real. Las partes interesadas clave, los propietarios de negocios y los líderes comunitarios pueden acceder a esta información para aumentar los niveles de conciencia de lo que está sucediendo en la ciudad, mejorar los esfuerzos de seguridad existentes y mantener a las personas y las propiedades seguras. Para acceder al mapa del crimen en la comunidad visita https://tinyurl.com/y5fk3s98

Virgil Elings Donates $4 Million for New Dos Pueblos High School Facilities

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N A DISPLAY OF GENEROSITY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT, local philanthropist Virgil Elings has donated $4 million to Dos Pueblos High School toward the construction of new facilities benefitting the school’s Engineering Academy, among other Career Technical Education programs. “The Engineering Academy offers a worldclass education and I want people to know that,” said Elings at the project’s October 19th groundbreaking ceremony. “Besides, this whole thing is dirt cheap if you calculate how many students are going to be impacted by the new opportunities offered in these buildings — thousands — and to just save a few lives by getting people started on a different track than they’re on is worth it.” The project consists of constructing two new buildings covering 30,000 square feet, and will cost a total of $16 million. Originally, DPHS was going to just replace portable classrooms, having received $5 million in Measure I bond money for that purpose. However, through state grants and philanthropic support, DPHS raised the remaining $11 million needed to plan and begin its ultimate goal. When completed, these new buildings will feature specialized educational spaces that will increase resources and opportunities available to DPHS students. “The contributions of Virgil Elings to facilities projects for the DPHS community have been tremendous,” said DPHS Principal Bill Woodard. “His generous support of this new project gives our school the opportunity to go from merely replacing dilapidated, portable classrooms from the 1970s to creating a hub for Career Technical Education programs. These new facilities will enable our students to learn, create, and collaborate on real-world projects for generations to come.” Telacu Construction Management has been awarded the project’s contract, and construction is projected to be finished in fall 2022.

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One Climate Initiative Promotes Engagement and Awareness for County Responses to Climate Change

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HE MESSAGE “ONE COUNTY. ONE FUTURE. ONE CLIMATE,” greets each visitor on the County of Santa Barbara’s One Climate Initiative website. Launched this month, the Initiative offers a one-stop, online resource that reviews the county’s ongoing efforts to address climate change. Through its promotion, the county hopes to encourage community awareness and engage as many voices as possible in our local response to climate change. “We recognize that each planning process can be quite technical, and we really want to take a different approach to make sure that we’re — on the county’s side — sharing resources and leveraging each others’ work, and also reaching a different and more broad and diverse audience when it comes to this work,” explained Garrett Wong, Climate Program Manager for the County of Santa Barbara. The One Climate Initiative covers four county projects: the 2030 Climate Action Plan, the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan, the Active Transportation Plan, and Central Coast Community Energy service. While 3CE service will begin next year, Wong expressed that the other projects will be long-term planning efforts. “Once the County Board of Supervisors adopts these plans, they ultimately become programs and policies and projects that we’ll later see materialize in different ways,” said Wong. “They’re pretty big in scope and nature, so we want to make sure these get enough of a high level profile and visibility in the community and people understand the importance of them.”

The 2030 Climate Action Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent in the county’s unincorporated areas by 2030. This plan will cover municipal operations and the community sector, and will encompass building related energy, vehicles and fuel type, waste and waste treatment, natural gas systems, and agricultural and natural lands. The second project, the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan, will update the county’s safety elements. Currently, the county’s Comprehensive Plan’s safety element largely lists environmental concerns that are not driven by climate change. This project will change this, and the new safety element will in turn influence land use and development policies. The county will also enact the Adaptation Plan following the assessment, which will examine local infrastructure and what actions the county should take to protect our community from climate change. The Active Transportation Plan will focus on infrastructure and programs that would make it safer for community members to walk and bike. While the county is still selecting a consultant to aid the process, the plan will ultimately produce a list of projects for the county to review and implement. The final program in the One Climate Initiative is the beginning of Central Coast Energy (3CE) service. Made up of local governments, including representatives from Santa Barbara County, 3CE will provide our community with more electricity from cleaner and renewable sources. Power line maintenance, distribution, and billing will still be performed by PG&E and Southern California Edison.

Stephanie Petlow Elected La Presidenta for Old Spanish Days 2021

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ISTORY CONTINUES IN SANTA BARBARA AS OLD SPANISH DAYS announced that Stephanie Petlow will serve as La Presidenta in 2021. “2020 has certainly made all of us realize the importance of family, friends, and our special community of Santa Barbara,” said La Presidenta Petlow. “We are thankful for the continued support during this pandemic from our sponsors, the City of Santa Barbara, the County of Santa Barbara, and our community collaborators. The entire Board of Directors and Past Presidentes are committed to presenting a safe and wonderful Fiesta 2021 to continue our rich history and traditions.” Now in its 97th year, Fiesta is unique among festivals as it is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by only one full-time staff member. The Board of Directors annually selects an El Presidente or La Presidenta who presides over the Board, and serves as the general manager of the organization. The 2021 Executive Committee will be 2021 La Presidente Stephanie Petlow comprised of: La Presidenta Stephanie Petlow; Primero Vice Presidente Alex Castellanos; Segundo Vice Presidente and currently serving as Secretario David Bolton; and La Tesorera Casie Killgore. The elected Division Chiefs include: Division Chief of Celebrations Janice Howell; Division Chief of Dance and Entertainment Maria Cabrera; and Division Chief of Pageantry Gary MacDonald. In 2021, Fiesta will take place August 4th to August 8th. First held in 1924, Fiesta celebrates a period of romance and hospitality through pageantry, dance music, costume www.sbfiesta.org and cuisine.

Customers in the north unincorporated county areas, Guadalupe, Santa Maria, and Solvang will be automatically enrolled for 3CE service this January. Utility bills will not increase as a result of this change, however individuals do have the option to withdraw or increase their involvement with 3CE service. All One Climate Initiative information is consolidated on its website, https://sbco. mysocialpinpoint.com/oneclimatehome. Visitors can learn more about projects, sign up for newsletters, and participate in online workshops. Ongoing community engagement is taking place through the website’s interactive map, where individuals can share location-specific climate change concerns. Community members can also join the

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Equity Advisory Committee, which aims to represent and engage marginalized populations who would be disproportionately affected by climate change. “We’re trying to engage with the Equity Advisory Committee to help inform our plan and our assessment to ensure policies, programs, and projects are done equitably, and that we’re doing more to ensure that people who have been historically marginalized are now centered and lifted up,” said Wong. The first One Climate Initiative online workshops will take place on December 9th. To register, or learn more about the One Climate Initiative, visit https://sbco.mysocialpinpoint.com/oneclimatehome.

Community News

People’s Self Help Housing Names Anna Miller New Chief Operating Officer ANNA MILLER will be assuming the position of Chief Operating Officer for People’s Self Help Housing (PSHH). Miller is well-acquainted with PSHH’s mission and operations, having previously worked as the organization’s Director of Property Management. Beyond this position, she has 20 years of experience in business administration, property management, and operations. Her past experiences include managing the operations of Mercy Housing’s portfolio, as well as working with the Seattle Housing Authority. A Grover Beach resident, Miller gives back to her community by acting as an advisor for school districts and serving with local nonprofits. In her new role with PSHH, Miller will have oversight over PSHH property management, educational programs, onsite supportive services, and the IT department.

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SB City Council Authorizes Community Promotion Contract for Juneteenth Event

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HE SANTA BARBARA CITY COUNCIL authorized the City Administrator to carry out a community promotion contract in the amount of $35,000 with the Santa Barbara Foundation for a Juneteenth event during their November 17th meeting. The item was included on the council’s consent calendar. “The City of Santa Barbara has a vibrant Black history, and with this support we are able to honor this history and also our ancestors while uplifting our future,” said Jordan Killebrew, co-founder of Juneteenth Santa Barbara and the Director of Communications at the Santa Barbara Foundation, during the council meeting’s public comments. Juneteenth is observed annually on June 19th, in honor of the day enslaved individuals in Galveston, Texas were told they were free more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. For the past three years, Juneteenth Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Foundation have hosted an annual Juneteenth celebration featuring local Black artists, organizations, as well as food, music, and dance. In 2020, this event was held on a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ENVIRONMENT

Keeping Our Cool

To limit global warming, the global food system must be reimagined OSSIL FUEL BURNING ACCOUNTS FOR THE MAJORITY OF GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, and to the world’s credit, several countries are working to reduce their use and the heat-trapping emissions that ensue. The goal is to keep global temperatures under a 1.5° to 2°C increase above preindustrial levels — the upper limits of the Paris Climate Agreement. If we stopped burning all fossil fuels this minute, would that be enough to keep a lid on global warming? According to UC Santa Barbara ecology professor David Tilman, petroleum energy sources are only part of the picture. In a paper published in the journal Science, Tilman and colleagues predict that even in the absence of fossil fuels, cumulative greenhouse gas emissions could still cause global temperatures to exceed climate change targets in just a few decades. The source? Our food system. “Global food demand and the greenhouse gases associated with it are on a trajectory to push the world past the one-anda-half degree goal, and make it hard to stay under the two degree limit,” said Tilman, who holds a dual appointment at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and at the University of Minnesota. The world’s growing population as well as its diet are driving food production practices that generate and release massive and increasing David Tilman amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. According to the paper, left unchecked, agricultural emissions alone could exceed the 1.5°C limit by about 2050. These findings are especially concerning given that we haven’t stopped using fossil fuels, Tilman said. And with a 1°C average increase in global temperature since 1880, we’ve got only a slim margin before global warming results in widespread sea level rise, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, and other effects that will change life as we know it.

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“All it would take for us to exceed the two degree warming limit is for food emissions to remain on their path and one additional year of current fossil fuel emissions,” Tilman said. “And I guarantee you, we’re not going to stop fossil fuel emissions in a year.” Reducing the emissions from food production, “will likely be essential” to keeping the planet livable in its current state, according to the scientists.

Seeds of Solutions “It’s well known that agriculture releases about 30 percent of all greenhouse gases,” Tilman said. Major sources include deforestation and land clearing, fertilizer overuse, and gassy livestock, all of which are increasing as the global population increases. In “highyield” countries such as the U.S., which have the benefit of large scale modern agriculture, intensive animal farming and heavy-handed fertilizer use are major contributors of greenhouse gases. Meanwhile, in “low yield” countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, population growth and increasing affluence are driving demand for more food, and toward more “urban” diets that are richer in meat and meat products, Tilman explained. “Their demand for food is going up, but the farmers don’t have the resources to have high yields, so they just clear more and more land,” he said. And yet, it isn’t as though we can just stop producing food, which is perhaps the main reason why agricultural emissions have received less attention than fossil fuels as a target for reduction, according to the researchers. “You can’t look at agriculture as if we can somehow get rid of it,” said Tilman, whose research focuses on the environmental impacts of agriculture, as well as the links between diet, environment, and health. “We need it; it’s essential for society.” But, according to the paper’s authors, global warming does not have to be an unavoidable impact of feeding the the world. Through early and widespread adoption of several feasible food system strategies, it is possible to limit emissions from agriculture in a way that keeps us from exceeding the 2°C limit by the end of the century while feeding a growing population. The most effective, according to the paper, is a switch toward more plant-rich diets, which aren’t just healthier overall, but also reduce the demand for beef and other ruminant meats. That, in turn, reduces the pressure to clear for grazing land or produce the grains and grasses (more farming, more fertilizer) required to feed them. “We’re not saying these diets have to be vegetarian or vegan,” Tilman said. Widespread reduction of red meat consumption to once a week and having protein come from other sources such as chicken or fish, while increasing fruits and vegetables, in conjunction with decreasing fossil fuel use, could help keep the planet livably cool in the long run. Another strategy: ease up on fertilizer. “Many countries have high yields because from 1960 until now they have been using more and more fertilizer,” he said. “But recent research has shown that almost all of these countries are actually using much more than they need to attain the yield they have.” A drop of roughly 30 percent in fertilizer use would not only save the farmer money for the same yield, it prevents the release of nitrous oxide that occurs when excess fertilizer goes unused. “About 40 percent of all future climate warming from agriculture may come from nitrous oxide from fertilizer,” Tilman added. “So adding the right amount of fertilizer has a large benefit for climate change and would save farmers money.” Other strategies the researchers explored included adjusting global per capita calorie consumption to healthy levels; improving yields to help meet demand where it may reduce the pressure to clear more land; and reducing food waste by half. “The nice thing is that we can do each of these things sort of halfway and still solve the problem,” Tilman said. The sooner we employ these strategies, the closer we can get to keeping the Earth cool and avoiding the wholesale changes we would have to adopt if we wait too much longer, he added. “I’m optimistic,” he said. “We have a viable path for achieving global environmental sustainability and better lives for all of us.” Research in this paper was conducted also by Michael A. Clark (lead author) and John Lynch at University of Oxford; Nina G.G. Domingo, Kimberly Colgan, Sumil Thakrar, and Jason D. Hill at University of Minnesota; and Inês L. Azevedo at Stanford University  PrintedwithpermissionofUCSBOfficeofPublicAffairsandCommunications


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Community News Joyce Coleman Named VP of SBCC School of Extended Learning JOYCE COLEMAN has been named the new Vice President of Santa Barbara City College’s School of Extended Learning. Her career spans more than 28 years as a community college educator and administrator in both Oregon and California. She describes herself as someone who has provided equityminded leadership, vision Joyce Coleman and effective management in all of the positions she has held. Her past experiences include Dean of Students at Bakersfield College, Dean of Community Learning Programs at Mt. Hood Community College, Vice President of Student Services at Umpqua Community College, and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Century College. She is a first-generation college graduate of Sam Houston State University and holds her masters from the University of Houston. Coleman expressed that her action plan has always been to lead by example with her heart, head and hands, and “to provide others with an awareness and knowledge of cultural humility with a major aspect being self-exploration.” She continued by paraphrasing Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire, “Education doesn’t change the world, people change the world and education changes people – we are all students and teachers.”

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation Welcomes Carolyn Ross to Board of Directors CAROLYN ROSS has joined the Santa Barbara Education Foundation as a Santa Barbara Unified School District teacher representative. Having started her SBUSD teaching career in 2001 as a theatre arts and reading intervention teacher, Ross has taught theatre arts and honors English at Goleta Junior High School since Carolyn Ross 2008. Her career has affected the lives of many students, and she has been recognized for her passion and talent as a teacher multiple times. Just last year, Ross was named Goleta’s Finest Educator of the Year, and in 2016 she was Goleta Valley Junior High School’s Certificated Employee of the Year. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Music Composition and English from Stanford University, and her Master’s in Education and teaching credential from UC Santa Barbara.

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4,000 Pounds of Rainbow Trout Added to Cachuma Lake

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ON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOU SPY far more rainbow trout than usual swimming in Lake Cachuma this week. In coincidence with Veterans Day, the lake received 4,000 additional pounds of rainbow trout for local fishing enjoyment. Currently, Cachuma Lake is open and operating under COVID-19 health guidelines, which are posted throughout the park. “Everything an angler needs is available for rent or purchase at the Cachuma Lake Marina and Boat Rentals, which also offers pontoons, outboards, and kayak rentals, as well as one-day and annual fishing licenses,” reads a statement from the County of Santa Barbara’s Parks Division. “Fishing from shore in the recreation area or from a boat is open year-round with a valid fishing license.” This is the second rainbow trout delivery made to Lake Cachuma this fall. Earlier this year, Santa Barbara County Parks, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, received a Private Stocking Permit for triploid rainbow trout. This permit allows for up to 16,000 pounds of rainbow trout to be delivered for the 2020-2021 year. The first delivery of this grant took place in late October, and also consisted of 4,000 pounds of trout.

Boats must be inspected and tagged by Cachuma Lake staff at least 30 days before an individual visits. Same-day launching for kayaks, simple boats, and canoes are permitted at Cachuma Lake. More information on boating vessel requirements and launching protocol can be found at: www.countyofsb.org/parks/cachumaboating.sbc. To learn more about fishing, hours of operation, and more, visit www.countyofsb.org/parks/cachumafishing.sbc.

Paseo Nuevo Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Unity Shoppe Fundraiser

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ITH ITS CHARMING BRICK PATHWAYS AND RANGE OF STORES, Paseo Nuevo beats at the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. For 30 years, it has been a beloved shopping destination for both locals and tourists alike. Now, as Paseo Nuevo celebrates its anniversary, it continues to serve our community by hosting its 30 Days of Giving campaign to benefit Unity Shoppe. “Our role as stewards of the downtown commerce core extends beyond the retail and restaurant square footage we manage; it extends to the community in which we all live,” said Mary Lynn Harms Romo, Paseo Nuevo’s Senior Marketing Director. “When we considered how to celebrate our 30th anniversary we quickly knew that supporting a local nonprofit would be the best way for us to honor our history and this community. For years we have supported the Unity Shoppe’s annual telethon and this year we felt a month-long campaign leading up to the telethon would be a great way to add more support.” Between now and December 11th, individuals can participate

in the 30 Days of Giving campaign whenever they shop or dine at Paseo Nuevo. Participants only have to text “UNITY” to 89881 to share a photo of their receipt from the stores or restaurants they visited. Upon doing so, Paseo Nuevo will donate a percentage of the purchase to Unity Shoppe. The funds raised by this campaign will then be added to Paseo Nuevo’s annual $3,000 donation to Unity Shoppe. Each participant will also be entered into a drawing for a $500 shopping spree at Paseo Nuevo. “If we’ve learned anything these past few years, it’s how much farther a spirit of collaboration can take our Community when we’re confronted by a monumental task like a natural disaster, health crisis or economic downturn,” said Tom Reed, Unity Shoppe’s Executive Director. “We are so grateful to Paseo Nuevo for continuing to partner with Unity Shoppe and make a difference for so many.” Paseo Nuevo will present its final donation during the Unity Shoppe telethon, which will air on KEYT December 12th from 4pm to 8pm.

To learn more about the 30 Days of Giving Campaign, visit www.paseonuevoshopping.com/events/30-days-of-giving. To learn more about Unity Shoppe, visit www.unityshoppe.org.

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Marks 100 Years Since Dr. Sansum’s Arrival

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LECTURES & WORKSHOPS State of the City - Goleta: The SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual State of the City – Goleta, Friday, November 20th at 9am. It will inform businesses and Irresistible sensuality... community members on critical information about their Expressive community, government, and provide apresence... comprehensive update on the ever-changing business landscape.skip Free, – A joyful Register at https://tinyurl.com/y64djq6e Sculpture engages body, El Estado de la ciudad - Goleta: La Cámara de Comercio de soul. la Costa Sur de SB organizará unmind, el Estado de & la ciudad - Goleta virtual, el viernes,Add 20 de noviembre a las 9am. an aesthetic Informará a las empresas ywake-up a los miembros deto la comunidad your sobre información crítica sobre su comunidad, su gobierno

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Hospice of SB - Learn @ Lunch Series: Each session features a leader from a different religious tradition to address death and dying. The next speakers will be Rev. Gary Koan Janka and Nancy Halyard as they review common concerns, beliefs, and rituals around end-of-life issues, and practices within their traditions on Friday, November 20th at noon via Zoom at www.zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 610 723 1831 Passcode: Hospice Hospice of SB - Serie de Aprende en el almuerzo: Cada sesión presenta a un líder de una tradición religiosa diferente para abordar la muerte y el morir. Los próximos oradores serán el Rev. Gary Koan Janka y Nancy Halyard mientras revisan preocupaciones, creencias y rituales comunes en torno a problemas y prácticas del final de la vida dentro de sus tradiciones el viernes, 20 de noviembre al mediodía a través de Zoom en www.zoom.us/join ID de reunión: 610 723 1831 / Contraseña: Hospice

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SPECIAL EVENTS Transgender Day of Remembrance: On Friday, November 20th, at 6pm, trans communities and their allies will come together to honor and remember the trans and non-binary members of our community who were murdered during the past year due to their gender identities or expression. To join a virtual vigil and reading of the names, RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/y65p5c3w Día del Recuerdo Transgénero: El viernes, 20 de noviembre a las 6pm, las comunidades trans y sus aliados se reunirán para honrar y recordar a los miembros trans y no binarios de nuestra comunidad que fueron asesinados durante el año pasado debido a su identidad o expresión de género. Para unirte a una vigilia virtual y lectura de los nombres, confirma tu asistencia en: https://tinyurl.com/y65p5c3w

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Premiere of Silent House: A film by Hugo Martinez and Jonathan Reyes will premiere Friday, November 20th at 2pm via the SBPLibrary YouTube channel. The film will be almost entirely signed with captioning. https://tinyurl.com/ycch2kkd Estreno de Silent House: Una película de Hugo Martínez y Jonathan Reyes se estrenará el viernes, 20 de noviembre a las 2pm a través del canal de YouTube de SBPLibrary. La película contiene lenguaje de señas con subtítulos. https://tinyurl.com/ycch2kkd The Theatre Group at SBCC’s Antigone, a story that chronicles an act of tremendous willful civil disobedience in a conflict between Church and State, will be presented as an ondemand live-streamed event, through November 30th. For tickets (per household: $15 general/$10 seniors and SBCC staff/$5 students) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com Antígona del Theatre Group de SBCC, una historia que narra un acto de tremenda desobediencia civil deliberada en un conflicto entre la Iglesia y el Estado, se presentará como un evento transmitido en vivo a pedido, hasta el 30 de noviembre. Para boletos (por hogar: $15 general/$10 personas mayores y personal de SBCC/$5 estudiantes) visita www.theatregroupsbcc.com

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Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and visit the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! The Santa Barbara Zoo will be open on Thanksgiving day, November 26th from 10am to 3:30pm. Watch as the Zoo’s animals play and interact with pumpkins. Advanced tickets required. (Free$19.95) www.sbzoo.org Se anima a los amantes de los animales a que saquen a los niños de la casa este Día de Acción de Gracias y visiten el zoológico para pasar un buen rato. El zoológico de Santa Bárbara estará abierto el día de Acción de Gracias, 26 de noviembre de 10am a 3:30pm. Observa cómo los animales del zoológico juegan e interactúan con las calabazas. Se requieren boletos anticipados. (Gratis-$19.95) www.sbzoo.org

violonchelista Trevor Handy, el clarinetista Don Foster y otros miembros de la Sinfónica tocando música de cámara y solista de Beethoven durante Beethoven@250 el 21 de noviembre a las 7pm, a través de la transmisión en vivo desde Music Academy of the West. Se retransmitirá el domingo, 22 de noviembre a las 2pm y luego estará disponible a pedido. Para boletos (tan bajos como $43 por hogar para suscripciones de temporada) visita https://tinyurl. com/y45mcrhh

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Little Richard!: What does he have in common with Archaeopteryx? Join the SB Humanists to find out from scientist/engineer Dr. Peter Compo, who will talk about the Darwinian Basis of Change and Evolution on Saturday, November 21st at 3pm via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86001237468 ¡Pequeño Richard!: ¿Qué tiene en común con Archaeopteryx? Únete a SB Humanists para averiguarlo con el científico/ ingeniero Dr. Peter Compo, quien hablará sobre la base darwiniana del cambio y la evolución el sábado, 21 de noviembre a las 3pm a través de Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86001237468

Santa Barbara Symphony’s Reimagined Season: Maestro Nir Kabaretti will be joined by concertmaster Jessica Guideri, pianist Robert Koenig, cellist Trevor Handy, clarinetist Don Virtual Memoirs and Biographies Book Club: Join a virtual Foster, and other members of the Symphony playing solo discussion of this month’s book Creative Quest by Questlove and chamber music of Beethoven during Beethoven @250 on on Saturday, November 21st at 1pm via Zoom. Registration November 21st at 7pm, via livestream from Music Academy required https://tinyurl.com/y55e76vk of the West. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, November 22nd at 2pm and then available on-demand. For tickets (as low as $43 Club de lectura de biografías y memorias virtuales: Únete a una per household for season subscriptions) visit discusión virtual sobre el libro Creative Quest de Questlove https://tinyurl.com/y45mcrhh de este mes el sábado, 21 de noviembre a la 1pm a través de Zoom. Se requiere registro https://tinyurl.com/y55e76vk Temporada reinventada de la Sinfónica de Santa Bárbara: El maestro Nir Kabaretti estará acompañado por la Sensual... Expressive... PlayFest Santa Barbara: Enjoy an encore stream of Agathe concertista Jessica Guideri, el pianista Robert Koenig, el by 2020 Honoree Playwright Angela J. Davis fromSculpture Friday, engages November 20th at 5pm through Monday, November 23rd at body, mind, & soul. 9pm at www.youtube.com/user/PlayFestSB Community members may drop off turkeys or chickens at the Foodbank’s As an added bonus, watch a live discussion with theAdd an aesthetic warehouses Monday through Friday in Santa Barbara at 4554 Hollister Ave playwright and two internationally recognized experts on war wake-up to your from 8am to 3pm and in Santa Maria at 490 W. Foster Road from 7:15am crimes Patricia Viseur Sellers and Terree Bowers on Sunday, environment. to 3pm through November 23rd. Community members may also sponsor November 22nd at 11am. holiday meals online by visiting PlayFest Santa Barbara: Disfruta de una transmisión encore de https://donate.foodbanksbc.org/2020HolidayFoodDrive Agathe de la dramaturga honorable Angela J. Davis desde el viernes, 20 de noviembre a las 5pm hasta el lunes, 23 de noviembre a las 9pm en www.youtube.com/user/PlayFestSB Como beneficio adicional, ve una discusión en vivo con la dramaturga y dos expertos reconocidos internacionalmente en crímenes de guerra Patricia Viseur Sellers y Terree Bowers

SUNDAY, NOV. 22ND LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Reforming the Electoral Process: What Is To Be Done?: PublicSquare will host a webinar Reforming the Electoral Process: What Is To Be Done? with Alexander Keyssar, the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School on Sunday, November 22nd from 5 to 6:30pm. Free, registration required: https://tinyurl.com/y3zh7353 Reformar el proceso electoral: ¿Qué se debe hacer?: PublicSquare organizará un seminario web Reformar el proceso electoral: ¿Qué se debe hacer? con Alexander Keyssar, profesor Matthew W. Stirling Jr. de Historia y Política Social de Harvard Kennedy School el domingo, 22 de noviembre de 5 a 6:30pm. Gratis, se requiere registro: https://tinyurl.com/y3zh7353

MOVIES & THEATRE Hershey Felder-A Paris Love Story: Felder plays Claude Debussy in A Paris Love Story, a personal journey through the beloved city of Paris through the music of Debussy. The livestream musical event will take place Sunday, November 22nd at 5pm. For tickets ($55/ viewing access for one household) visit https://tinyurl.com/y3om77af Hershey Felder: una historia de amor en París: Felder interpreta a Claude Debussy en A Paris Love Story, un viaje personal a

Los miembros de la comunidad pueden dejar pavos o pollos en los almacenes de Foodbank de lunes a viernes en Santa Bárbara en 4554 Hollister Ave de 8am a 3pm y en Santa María en 490 W. Foster Road de 7:15am a 3pm hasta el 23 de noviembre. Los miembros de la comunidad también pueden patrocinar comidas en línea visitando https://donate.foodbanksbc.org/2020HolidayFoodDrive

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SPECIAL EVENTS Thanksgiving Day at the Zoo: The Santa Barbara Zoo will be open on Thanksgiving day, November 26th from 10am to 3:30pm. Watch as the Zoo’s animals play and interact with pumpkins. Advanced tickets required. (Free-$19.95) www.sbzoo.org Día de Acción de Gracias en el Zoológico: El zoológico de Santa Bárbara estará abierto el día de Acción de Gracias, 26 de noviembre de 10am a 3:30pm. Observa cómo los animales del zoológico juegan e interactúan con las calabazas. Se requieren boletos con anticipación. (Gratis-$19.95) www.sbzoo.org

UCSB Arts & Lectures House Calls - Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello & Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano: This sibling duo will bring their tight-knit communication, exuberance, and humility to an intimate chamber music performance and conversation from their home in England on Sunday, November 22nd at 5pm. For access ($10) visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Visitas a domicilio de UCSB Arts & Lectures - Sheku Kanneh-Mason, violonchelo e Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano: Este dúo de hermanos traerá su comunicación, exuberancia y humildad unida a una presentación de música de cámara y una conversación íntima desde su casa en Inglaterra el domingo, 22 de noviembre a las 5pm. Para acceso ($10) visita www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Virtual Pianos on State 2020: The Community Arts Workshop performance will be up online Sunday afternoon November 22nd at 4pm at www.sbcaw.org/upcoming Pianos on State 2020 Virtual: La presentación del Community Arts Workshop estará disponible en línea el domingo, 22 de noviembre a las 4pm www.sbcaw.org/upcoming Camerata Pacifica Live Post-Concert Reception: Claire Brazeau, Principal Oboe for the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, will host a chat with Warren Jones following the 35th episode of ‘Concerts@Home’ on Sunday, November 22nd at 10am. To RSVP for the reception and to receive a Zoom Link visit https://tinyurl.com/y26exg2g Recepción posterior al concierto en vivo de Camerata Pacifica: Claire Brazeau, directora de oboe de L.A. Chamber Orchestra, será la anfitriona de una charla con Warren Jones después del episodio 35 de “Conciertos en casa” el domingo, 22 de noviembre a las 10am. Para confirmar tu asistencia a la recepción y recibir un enlace de Zoom visita https://tinyurl.com/y26exg2g

MONDAY, NOV. 23RD LECTURES & WORKSHOPS MOXI Virtual Thanksgiving Camp: Discover your inner superpower and save the day with super science and engineering activities during the three day virtual camp set for Monday, November 23rd through Wednesday, November 25th from 9:30 to 11:30am via Zoom. For grades 2 to 4. To register ($110/$140) visit www.moxi.org Campamento virtual de Acción de Gracias MOXI: Descubre tu superpoder interior y salva el día con actividades de súper ciencia e ingeniería durante el campamento virtual de tres días programado para el lunes, 23 de noviembre al miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 9:30 a 11:30 am a través de Zoom. Para los grados 2 a 4. Para registrarte ($110/$140) visita www.moxi.org

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Live From the Lobero will host a special four day holiday re-release performance by Kenny Loggins from Thursday, November 26th through 29th. The pre-recorded evening features Loggins’ unforgettable hits while he reflects on a career with stellar collaborators during his musical journey.To view ($15) visit www.Lobero.org En Vivo desde el Lobero presentará un relanzamiento especial de cuatro días con Kenny Loggins del jueves, 26 al 29 de noviembre. La velada pregrabada presenta los éxitos inolvidables de Loggins mientras reflexiona sobre una carrera con colaboradores estelares durante su viaje musical. Para ver ($15) visita www.Lobero.org

available Wednesday, November 25th, 9am at: https://luketheatre.org/ Pianos on State 2020 Virtual: La presentación del Teatro Marjorie Luke con Brian Mann, Gil Rosas, Michael Mortilla, Sio Tepper, Mendeleyev y Jay Real estará disponible el miércoles, 25 de noviembre a las 9am: https://luketheatre.org/

THURSDAY, NOV. 26TH MUSIC Live From the Lobero – Kenny Loggins: The Lobero will host a special four day holiday re-release performance by Kenny Loggins from Thursday, November 26th through 29th. To view ($15) visit www.Lobero.org En Vivo desde el Lobero – Kenny Loggins: El Lobero será el anfitrión de un relanzamiento especial de cuatro días con Kenny Loggins del jueves, 26 al 29 de noviembre. Para ver ($15) visita www.Lobero.org

SPECIAL EVENTS Nightly Snowfall: Walk thru a winter wonderland at the Paseo Nuevo Center Court from November 27th through December 31st . To ensure snow-cial distancing there will be four snowfalls a night at 5:30, 6, 6:30, & 7pm and face covering are required. Floor decals will be placed as a guideline for everyone’s safety. https://tinyurl.com/y3f8yxq3 Nevada nocturna: Camina por un paraíso invernal en el patio central de Paseo Nuevo desde el 27 de noviembre hasta el 31 de diciembre. Para asegurar el distanciamiento social, habrá cuatro nevadas por noche a las 5:30, 6, 6:30 y 7pm y se requiere cubrirse la cara. Se colocarán calcomanías en el piso como un guía para la seguridad de todos. https://tinyurl.com/y3f8yxq3 Selfies With Santa: Bring your family, friends, and pets for a Selfie with Santa in front of the giant Christmas tree at Paseo Nuevo’s Center Court on November 27th & 28th, or December 19th and 20th from 12 to 6pm. No appointments or purchases required. Face coverings are required. https://tinyurl.com/y2hhcwfp Selfies con Santa: Trae a tu familia, amigos y mascotas para un “selfie” con Santa frente al árbol de Navidad gigante en el patio central de Paseo Nuevo el 27 y 28 de noviembre, o el 19 y 20 de diciembre de 12 a 6pm. No se requieren citas ni compras. Se requieren cubiertas faciales. https://tinyurl.com/y2hhcwfp

SATURDAY, NOV. 28TH SPECIAL EVENTS Autumn Afternoons - Picnic at Lotusland: Delight in the Garden and enjoy an intimate al fresco picnic on the Great Lawn at Lotusland on Saturday, November 28th from 1 to 4pm. Bring a blanket, food, and your favorite beverage (alcohol is allowed). For reservations (Free-$35 members / Free-$60 Non-members) call 805-969-9990. www.lotusland.org Tardes de otoño - Picnic en Lotusland: Deléitate en el jardín y disfruta de un picnic íntimo al aire libre en el Gran prado en Lotusland el sábado, 28 de noviembre de 1 a 4pm. Trae una manta, comida y tu bebida favorita (se permite el alcohol). Para reservaciones (Gratis-$35 miembros / Gratis-$60 No miembros) llama al 805-969-9990. www.lotusland.org

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25TH MUSIC Virtual Pianos on State 2020: The Marjorie Luke Theatre performance featuring Brian Mann, Gil Rosas, Michael Mortilla, Sio Tepper, Mendeleyev, and Jay Real will be

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HE BRIGHTLY, CUSTOM PAINTED PIANOS usually available for the public to play during Pianos on State have been transported to beloved performing arts venues including the Lobero, the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Marjorie Luke Theatre, SOhO, and Center Stage Theater to be featured in virtual concerts due to the pandemic. Pianos were painted at the Community Arts Workshop by local artists, as always, with strict COVID safety measures in place. The Pianos at The Luke virtual concert will feature six talented and diverse piano artists playing two of the painted pianos and the Luke’s Yamaha C7 Grand piano onstage at The Luke on Wednesday, November 25th at 9am. Artists will include popular and well-established pianists including Gil Rosas, Brian Mann, Michael Mortilla, Jay Real, Sio Tepper, and Mendeleyev. An upbeat collection of classic, pop, contemporary, and original works will be performed. A unique feature will be Mortilla playing an improvised silent movie composition accompanied by a video montage of historic images of State Street from the silent film era and images of silent film stars including images from the Flying A Studios.

For full details on the community events visit www.pianosonstate.com/2020. Visit www.luketheatre.org for full details on The Luke Virtual Concert Series.

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OS PIANOS PINTADOS Y BRILLANTES generalmente disponibles para que el público los toque durante Pianos on State han sido transportados a lugares queridos de artes escénicas como el Lobero, el Santa Barbara Bowl, el Teatro Marjorie Luke, SOhO y el Teatro Center Stage para presentarse en conciertos virtuales debido a la pandemia. Los pianos fueron pintados en el Taller de Artes Comunitarias por artistas locales, como siempre, con estrictas medidas de seguridad de COVID. El concierto virtual Pianos en El Luke contará con seis artistas de piano talentosos y diversos que tocarán dos de los pianos pintados y el piano de cola Yamaha C7 del Teatro Luke en el escenario de El Luke el miércoles, 25 de noviembre a las 9am. Los artistas incluirán pianistas populares y bien establecidos como Gil Rosas, Brian Mann, Michael Mortilla, Jay Real, Sio Tepper y Mendeleyev. Se interpretará una alegre colección de obras clásicas, pop, contemporáneas y originales. Una prestación única incluirá a Mortilla interpretando una composición improvisada de una película muda acompañada de un montaje de video de imágenes históricas de la Calle State de la era del cine mudo e imágenes de estrellas del cine mudo, incluyendo imágenes del Flying A Studios. Para obtener detalles completos sobre los eventos comunitarios, visita www.pianosonstate.com/2020. Visita www.luketheatre.org para conocer todos los detalles sobre La serie de conciertos virtuales del Luke.

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AIA SB Community Vision Charrette

Envisioning a Green & Enlivened downtown

Paseo del Arte By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

neighborhoods, and the use of smaller “micro-units” to meet affordable housing needs. LAZAS AND PASEOS that accentuate Renee Brooke, a veteran city planner highlighted the architecture on State Street emerged from the work, stating, “The proposals for infill buildings the imagination of Santa Barbara’s design and redevelopment near the MTD Transit Center were community in a unique configuration of creative and I was intrigued by the impact of introducing environmentally responsible designs, which safely paseos into the interior of developed blocks that open welcome residents and families that will actually live and work there. The goal of this Community Vision Charrette into small courtyards to allow light and air into upper floor units and provide some semi-private space off was to reinvigorate, reinvent, and repurpose the the street. I was happy to see that, in addition to some downtown core area with housing, cultural energy, art, bold design concepts, some teams studied the very real improved vitality, and environmental features... leading challenges and opportunities of repurposing existing State Street into a future era. buildings for residential use. Overall, I feel the whole Architect Detlev Peikert, one of the three co-chairs, exercise was balanced in that way. I enjoyed seeing noted that the plans would “resonate through the different approaches to meet the charrette’s time, evolution, and this inspiration will objectives and was inspired by all of help to guide the Community to where the ideas – some of which may be they want to go.” These ideas are only a The work was to considered progressive for Santa fraction of the imaginative concepts Barbara – but it is good to begin this study and find offered. process with an open mind and solutions to issues in During the multi-month let those ideas spark excitement process that gathered input from our built environment. and more participation in this over 4,000 community members, This is what this important conversation about the the American Institute of charrette provided future of our downtown.” Architects the AIA SB Community Organized by a steering in spades. Vision Charrette gathered committee, the unprecedented – Cass Ensberg, FAIA ideas from 160 professionals and effort formed a community-wide stakeholders envisioning the future of collaboration across planning and the downtown core. design disciplines. The initiative took The major themes included over six months including a survey with close turning under-used retail into housing, better to 5,000 responses. Teams were assembled, including use of parking lots as housing opportunities, a more planners, artists, and landscape architects joining the extensive public art program, paving improvements, professional architects within each of the 16 teams. Allied stormwater management, environmental improvements, professionals invited also included real estate developers, transportation elements (including universal design civil engineers, and design review board members, as concepts, using State Street as a community spine), well as other important stakeholders. Four of the teams identifying locations for pocket parks or expanded open focused on State Street and twelve teams looked at the space, urban water filtration, denser housing to meet larger block areas from Chapala on the West to Anacapa criteria for cost-effective development efforts, public on the East in the downtown center. The process was private partnerships, the expansion of courtyards and built through virtual meetings as the imaginative design paseos, improvements to the transit center and De La concepts progressed. Guerra Plaza, better uses for vacant or under-used “Santa Barbara has many urgent issues,” shared Cass buildings, architectural gateways to help define various Ensberg, FAIA, another co-chair. “The work was to study and find solutions to issues in our built environment. This is what this charrette provided in spades. Many alternatives were developed - not by an outside paid consultant - but from our own design citizenry - as volunteers. Now, with these many options, the community can assess and select the concepts that work the best for implementation to realize the needed changes that will benefit the entire community.” Outside perspectives on the project included local architect Michael Patrick Porter who observed, “Many communities are just beginning to address the issues surrounding the rapid changes in the economic and social environment as these changes impact the public realm. I believe that Santa Barbara is in the forefront at this moment. Just as the earthquake provided the impetus to re-imagine Santa Barbara, the result of that effort has been used as the inspiration for other communities. So too the current effort to re-imagine will inspire other communities.” Local art historian Nancy Clare Caponi weighed in,

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stating, “hopefully the design process will be mindful and inclusive of all community members, including those who are differently-abled. To create a safe environment for all, bicycles should have their own lanes, separate from trolley, taxi, and Easy-Lift drop-off sites. I would like to see additional blue and green parking spots placed near State Street to allow people with disabilities to park independently and easily access the downtown area.” Casting a wide net, the enthusiastic volunteer team members generated ideas from senior professionals with years of experience to younger designers and planners, allowing a varied set of inputs were included. Many of the main ideas

pandemic to enhance public space and support the arts. were reached through common goals and solutions. Some Main organizers included Co-Chairs Detlev Peikert, AIA; teams juggled data, and other teams focused either on density, Cass Ensberg, FAIA; Ellen Bildsten, AIA; and Matt Beausoleil, imaginative illustrations, or increased open space. AIA, along with the Steering Committee who included Alex “The entire process helped engage the community in Pujo, AIA; Amy Fitzgerald-Tripp, AIA; Paul Rupp, AIA; shaping the future of State Street,” Renee Brooke elaborated. Dennis Thompson, FAIA; John Campanella; Karen Feeney; “The public survey results informed the team’s objectives, Tony Tomasello; Jasper Jacobs, P.E. as the wizard-like and the participation of a variety of stakeholders and technical coordinator; and Nina Johnson, Senior regular visitors of downtown in the charrette Assistant to the City Administrator. provided unique perspectives that we Key sponsors of this enormous effort might not otherwise get from a typical included Ferguson Supply, DD Ford workshop. I believe the charrette furthered We support art in the Construction, Allen Construction, and the conversations that we’ve been public realm and other Architectural firms including having about providing much-needed the design process Ensberg-Jacobs Design, Tai Yeh housing downtown and energizing that includes the Architect, Appleton Partners, State Street on a 24/7 basis. To keep broad community Winick Architects, AB Design the momentum going, we need to in the exploration of Studio, Eyman Parker Insurance keep revisiting these ideas and the Brokers, Harrison Design, Hayward inspiration behind them when we ideas to revitalize our Lumber, RRM Design Group, get into the nuts and bolts of policy downtown. Benjamin Moore Paint, TriCoBlue work and development regulations – Margie Yahyavi Planroom, Suzanne Elledge Planning, that ultimately guide redevelopment and DHMA Architects, Cearnal Collective, enhancement of this area.” Santa Barbara MTD, Insulate SB, Ashley & VOICE had a first-hand view, Vance Engineering, the City of Santa Barbara, and embedded within one of the teams and as a VOICE Magazine. sponsor and participant. Our particular group reached The conclusion of the design process was capped by a easy consensus that State Street would remain the center community-wide conference call on October 21st with the 16 of the city’s activities by allowing for flexibility to respond teams presenting their ideas to over 300 people who joined the to both cultural and commercial endeavors. And that State extensive early evening webinar. Street should embrace cultural life by continuing to Next steps will include presentations to a wide range of provide for the pageants and parades. The center of civic advisory groups, art organizations, and various design State Street could allow for multi-modal movements review boards including the Historic Landmarks Commission. particularly focusing on the pedestrian experience. Also, a booklet will be published with the completed design Cross streets would be highlighted both by public art, boards, likely to be a collection of over 300 pages. The hope is water features, paving, and other visual cues to draw that the ideas will form a resource which could inform civic people to each of the distinct districts that line State leaders on possibilities for the future of the downtown core. Street’s downtown core, such as the Arts District or The community can access the design information online the Presidio Neighborhood. Certain blocks would at www.PlanSB.org or at or at www.aiasb.com/design-charrette-2020/ be closed to automobile traffic, such as Anapamu, where the Library Plaza and Art Museum areas could be expanded. Because State Street has an interactive relationship with climate, a series of water management features were proposed, culminating with an expansion of water filtration concepts. A major commonality in many teams was found in a desire to see expanded public art programs. Margie Yahyavi, Chair of the City’s Arts Advisory Committee supported the effort, noting, “We support art in the public realm and the design process that includes the broad community in the exploration of ideas to revitalize our downtown. I am supportive of the Community Vision Charrette and look forward to working together to achieve a vibrant space for all.” Some of the ideas can be seen in 19 design boards that are on display in the windows of two vacant storefronts - at 827 and 901 State Street, near Canon Perdido, put together by an exhibit committee. The work will be shown through the end of the year. This ambitious effort has already received a 2020 Golden Leaf Award from Santa Barbara Beautiful. The award recognizes local businesses and organizations who showed leadership during the current challenging time of the ongoing


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30 Years Strong – KARL STORZ Imaging

Das Williams, SBC Supervisor; Kathy O’Dell, Founder of MCI; David Chatenever, Founder of MCI; Marc Amling, Head of Product Development Karl Storz; and Miles Hartfeld, Karl Storz President and General Manager PCVF CO-Founder Lt. John Blankenship (ret. former); and Keynote Speaker, Col. Anthony Mastalir, CO of Vandenberg Air Force Base and of Future Space

Capt. Joe Danley (ret.former) and 2nd Lt. Kaitlin Cashin of Vandenberg

Speaker Eileen McDargh introduced the video stories and Honoree Lt. Col. USAF Combat Flight Nurse Patricia Rumpza is now retired and works at Cottage Hospital. Also honored were the Ugo Arnoldi and Arthur Petersen families

“The Trombone Society” entertaining the “Troops” Eric, Lisa (Veteran), Michael, and Stephen

Brigadier General Frederick Lopez, Anne Lopez, and PCVF Co-Founders Hazel and Lt. John Blankenship (ret. former)

Veterans Day 2020 A Night at the Drive-In!

Attending to the “Chow Line” are Lesie Persson, Jim Ryan, and Kristin Candy

Michele and Jarrell Jackman were among the many PCVF supporters who arrived via their automobiles for the drive-in extravaganza

SBC Sheriff Bill Brown with ROTC UCSB Lt.Co Travis Buehner; CDT Darsonval (Pledge of Allegiance); CDT Bouvier, CDT Hoover, CDT Nelson; CDT Chau, and CDT Wilcox

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By Priscilla, www.Santa BarbaraSeen.com

ARL STORZ IMAGING OF GOLETA CELEBRATED ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY on November 12th. Since 1990, KSI has been a pillar of California’s Central Coast technology industry and is one of the area’s largest employers, with almost 400 team members. With the pandemic wielding its influence this year, 2020 hasn’t been easy for the company that designs and manufactures cameras and camera control units used for patient airway management in the battle against COVID-19. “It has been 30 years since KARL STORZ acquired Medical Concepts Inc. creating KARL STORZ Imaging. We have kept our assembly lines in operation at some personal risk to all of us (despite huge measures to reduce the potential transmission of the virus) and have provided an uninterrupted flow of product to health care professionals globally,” recalled Miles Hartfeld, President and General Manager of Karl Storz. “As Team KSI, we overcame the challenges of 2020. Through adversity, we brought ourselves together even though physically distant. If we can do all of this, we can overcome the next inevitable challenges…. and they will come, our future IS Nancy Henderson, Executive Admin Assistant; and Miles Hartfeld, President and General Manager, Karl Storz bright.” KSI is a subsidiary of KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, a family-owned company based in Germany that employs more than 8,000 people in 44 countries. KARL STORZ is a world leader in endoscopes used for medical diagnostics and minimally invasive surgery, which can achieve shorter hospital stays and recovery times, with reduced pain and improved outcomes. As one of the largest privately held medical device companies in the world, KARL STORZ has achieved global preeminence in production and sales of endoscopes and medical imaging devices. The KARL STORZ Imaging 30th anniversary celebration was held virtually with global participants recognizing the historic company milestone with employees, the community, and special guests. In 1990, KARL STORZ purchased the Goleta startup, Medical Concepts, Inc., creating KARL STORZ Imaging. KSI put down more permanent roots in 2014 by purchasing its current building at 1 South Los Carneros Rd. with an eye on expansion. This 100,000-plus square foot facility houses the internationally renowned product development group, integrated with high-tech manufacturing and service. KSI has made significant advances in medicine while contributing to the economic growth of the Central Coast of California. This success was recognized in 2015 with the dedication of its street as Karl Storz Marc Amling, Karl Storz Head of Product Drive. Development; Kathy O’Dell, Founder of MCI; and David Chatenever, Founder of MCI

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New Restaurants & Local King Tides

Yona Redz Now Open at 532 State Street

First Responders

King Tides Two people were THROWN FROM A HORSE - on Loon Point beach. Carpinteria-Summerland Fire en route.

While trying to get a close up shot of the annual KING TIDES in Montecito I was reminded of the term - “sneaker wave.”

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Foodbank Food Drive

What was a weekend pop up taco business is now at 532 State St. as a new restaurant. YONA REDZ opened Sunday with a ribbon cutting, City Council members, and a solid fan base. And, it’s a locally owned business. BIRRIA MEAT is their specialty.

Local Artists & Artisans Open for Business on Sundays

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County was getting restocked with community donations during Tuesday’s FOOD DRIVE. Many non-perishables and turkeys. Generosity! Discover the VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE at: https://donate.foodbanksbc.org/campaign/ virtual-food-drive-2020/c307911?c_ src=eblast11.12.20

Attempted break-in at the San Ysidro Pharmacy - Montecito. About 4:45am (Tuesday). I’ve covered at least THREE OTHERS here. This one was not successful. Two possible suspects were seen running on foot.

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At the Harbor? SANTA BARBARA POLICE detained a man after a violent scene, reported fight, and attempts to break windows. 800 Block of State St. Witnesses said the man appeared to be extremely UI. (On balance - Nearby other people were enjoying a beautiful night, warm weather, and dinner.)

Still a no to live music The SUNDAY ARTS and CRAFTS show on Cabrillo Blvd. in Santa Barbara is back every week, with most of the vendors. More will return as we get back to normal. Many one of a kind gifts.

I WAS JUST HAVING COFFEE - and Mason made one of his most popular drinks at SALTY AT THE BEACH (new at the Santa Barbara Harbor.) The “Salty Beach.” Down below, CHOMP on the Rocks is now open too.

Many musicians have said live music with COVID-19 protocols is not only possible but HEALTHY. So far no rules changes. Hearing - possibly solo artists will get the OK soon.

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Preparing for Winter...

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By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

TROLLING ALONG THE HARBOR WALKWAY TOWARD THE BREAKWATER, I noticed children climbing the recently created sand berm in front of the Yacht Club for a fun slide back down. Extending to the end of Leadbetter Beach, the berm seemed a far better option than sledding down a snowy slope on a freezing winter morning. Why not have some good fun on the beach sliding down a sand hill on a sunny summer-like day? Sand berms are constructed along the shoreline to protect our coastal areas in anticipation of large waves associated with the winter storms. As opposed to seawalls, breakwaters, or other “hard” coastal structures (discouraged by the California Coastal Commission), sand berms are considered “soft” structures and acceptable solutions in dealing with coastal erosion. Watching those big machines creating sand mountains along the shoreline was a lot of fun and certainly less effort than building my own (somewhat pathetic) sandcastle! The Waterfront Department has created two separate sand berms: at Leadbetter Beach and at the mouth of Mission Creek. The Leadbetter berm provides protection for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, its parking lot, and storage facilities. The berm also protects the Harbor Marine Works boatyard and the Waterfront Maintenance yard. Occasional erosion and the overtopping of the sand berm has resulted in significant flooding of Harbor Way and the harbor commercial area. The Mission Creek berm, beginning on the east side of Stearns Wharf, extends along the south side of the Mission Creek lagoon. Flood waters from Mission Creek have historically flowed underneath Stearns Wharf causing the piling to become unstable that could result in a partial collapse of the pier. The Mission Creek berm is essential for the wharf’s stability during periods of high tides and flooding. Needless to say, berms are essential during the winter months … but especially this last week with the arrival of the King

Tide on November 16th. King Tides happen when the sun, moon, and Earth are in alignment and the moon is closest to the Earth, creating a stronger gravitational pull. Although both the sun and moon influence our tides, the moon’s gravitational pull is about twice as strong than that of the sun. Just as we experience a change of seasons because of our yearly trip around our star, we experience different tidal forces for essentially the same reasons. In the case of the King Tides, this whole process happens on ‘steroids,’ as was obvious on November 16th when the entire sand spit usually found at the end of the breakwater was completely underwater! As we know, the California coast is a dance of dynamic forces: waves, wind, rivers, rain, tectonic activity, and human development and intrusion. King Tides provide a great opportunity to get a glimpse of what our coastline might look like as sea-levels rise. The water levels reached by the recent King Tide could become the ‘new normal’ in the very near future. With the phenomenon of global warming, much like our weather, the tides will also undergo equivalent changes. Just the up and down temperatures of the last few weeks makes us aware of the unusual weather patterns now beginning to emerge. I’ve noticed over the years that during the winter months, depending on the weather, the sand berms need to be reconstructed numerous times. Fortunately, the Waterfront Department is always on alert monitoring the berms along with the rise and fall of the tides during this uncertain period. Thanks to everyone over there for keeping watch over the waterfront community! With Santa Barbara County’s recent return to the Purple Zone for public safety, let’s do the same by wearing a mask and observing social distancing to keep The sandspit at the California’s COVID-19 cases in breakwater was under water check. during the recent King Tide. Stay safe and stay tuned! Photo by Sigrid Toye

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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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La Casa de la Raza Designated a Historic Landmark

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A CASA DE LA RAZA, located at 601 E. Montecito St., now joins the ranks of official Santa Barbara landmarks. On November 10th, the Santa Barbara City Council unanimously designated La Casa de la Raza as a historic landmark, pointing to its architecture and history of representing the Latinx community in Santa Barbara. The building itself was constructed in 1931 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Its octagonal tower particularly distinguishes it from the other buildings in Santa Barbara’s Eastside. In 1970, the building began to house the communitybased, social justice organization La Casa de la Raza. Within the building, murals created by local Chicano artist Manuel Unzueta were installed. “These artistic pieces—along with Teatro de Esperanza and many musical groups from that era who played concerts at La

Casa—demonstrate that La Casa de la Raza was a space where Chicana/o culture and identity was affirmed and valued,” reads the City’s Historic Landmark Designation Report. Beginning in the 1980s, La Casa de la Raza began offering resources such as childcare, computer skills classes, career services, English-language classes, educational workshops, and more. Events such as weddings, fundraisers, and quinceañeras have also been consistently held at this location. In recent years, La Casa de la Raza has provided emergency services following the 2018 Thomas Fire and flood, distributed supplies and food to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, and worked alongside and supported Black Lives Matter activists this summer. To learn more about La Casa de la Raza, visit https://lacasadelaraza.org

Art From Scrap Celebrates Anniversary with $30 for 30th Birthday Fundraiser

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OU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED to find a Santa Barbara resident who doesn’t know about Art From Scrap. From its field trips, gallery shows, to providing creative reuse materials, the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store has worked to make a difference for local environmental and education efforts for 30 years. To celebrate this milestone and raise funds for Art From Scrap’s future, the store has launched its $30 for 30th Birthday Fundraiser. “Every day is an adventure of fun, creativity, and inspiration at Art From Scrap,” said Tara Patrick, Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store manager. “Our patrons are the best! Across all demographics, Art From Scrap is a place where we can all agree on the adage — one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. It’s an honor to carry on the powerful mission and message of Art From Scrap’s founders.” Art From Scrap was founded in 1990 by a group of parents who wanted to increase art supplies’ availability in local schools. Since then, it has promoted reuse practices and worked to educate students and adults alike about the role waste reduction plays in saving our environment. In addition to its reused items, the store also features low cost art supplies, Art Workshops, and a Gallery that supports local artists. Due to the pandemic, the

Creative ReUse Store location has been closed since March. It is hoped that the $30 for 30th Birthday campaign will help fund the ventilation and air filtration system needed in order to safely reopen the store. Community members wishing to participate in the $30 for 30th Birthday campaign can donate directly to Art From Scrap via its website, and are encouraged to spread the word among their family and friends. The fundraiser will also feature an educational social media campaign on the benefits of upcycling and reuse. Interested community members can even submit a short video showing their support for Art From Scrap to use in the online campaign. “We want to hear from you — the artists, teachers, families, and shoppers who have kept Art From Scrap thriving these past 30 years,” said Jill Cloutier, Explore Ecology’s PR Director. Until the Creative ReUse Store is opened, individuals can purchase materials through the Art From Scrap online store at https://exploreecology.org/ecology-shop. Art From Scrap has also continued to offer virtual art programming for children and adults. For more information, visit https://exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap. To learn more about the $30 for 30th Birthday Fundraiser, visit https://exploreecology.org/30-for-30-art-from-scrap-fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity Makes Critical Home Repairs for Elderly Residents Carpinteria Resident Lori Ann Graham Among Those Served

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OR THE PAST EIGHT MONTHS, local and national health officials have urged individuals to stay home as much as possible for their own health and safety. However, for many local seniors with houses in need of critical repairs, staying inside has proven to be a challenge. To address this issue, as well as make it possible for individuals to age safely in their homes, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County is making home repairs for elderly homeowners. Recently, Habitat Santa Barbara has served Carpinteria senior Lori Ann Graham. Graham’s home was in need of several repairs that would not only contribute to its preservation, but its long-term safety. Habitat Santa Barbara stepped up to the task, repairing a large hole that had Lori Ann Graham opened in her bathroom floor as well

as addressing painting, fencing, and flooring needs. Graham has expressed her daily gratitude to Habitat Santa Barbara for their generosity and service. “I walk outside early every morning with my first cup of coffee, and to this day I still can’t believe this happened,” shared Graham. “Never does a day go by that the kindness and generosity of Habitat go unappreciated.” Habitat Santa Barbara firmly believes that a safe and healthy home is essential, and has made it their mission to assist locals in gaining stability for the past 20 years. To date, Habitat Santa Barbara has placed 22 families in new homes, and repaired more than 150 residences from Goleta and Carpinteria. This dedication has not faltered amidst the pandemic, as now more than ever maintaining one’s home is crucial to their wellbeing. “Home preservation maintains the existing stock of affordable housing in Santa Barbara, where the cost of living is nearly double the national average,” said Jessica Wishan, CEO of Habitat Santa Barbara. “Behind the façade of prosperity, many www.sbhabitat.org struggle to afford basic needs.”

Deborah L. Schwartz Elected Santa Barbara Beautiful President 2021 DEBORAH L. SCHWARTZ the newly elected President of Santa Barbara Beautiful. She has demonstrated her passion for diverse community engagement and support in SBB Board leadership positions over the last six years. Her deep ties throughout Santa Barbara and dedication to community support have led to grantmaking projects including the Deborah L. Schwartz natural environment, arts and culture, and education. “I am honored to receive the support of my Santa Barbara Beautiful board colleagues in continuing to serve in an officer position and specifically as the 2021 President. To carry forward the work of our 2020 President Penny Haberman, I also am committed to working closely with my colleagues and community partners to make Santa Barbara an even more beautiful, thriving place to live, work, and visit,” Schwartz commented. Schwartz is currently in her eleventh year as a City of Santa Barbara Planning Commissioner, serving as the 2020 Chair. She is a consultant in land use planning, policy, and government affairs, having received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Linguistics, and English from UCSB and a Certificate of Executive Development in Marketing Management from Columbia University.

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OVIE LOVERS are sure to appreciate the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s fundraising efforts this fall. Amidst the cancellation of its annual Kirk Douglas Tribute event, SBIFF is offering locals the chance to have their own private movie screening at the Riviera Theatre in exchange for donations. There are four different levels of screening experiences available, ranging from donations of $1,500 to $25,000. Donors have the option to customize their screenings with concessions, cocktails, film study guides, and conversations with SBIFF programming staff depending on their donation amount. Donors may select the time and film to be screened, and invite a party up to 20 guests. For more information or to book your screening, visit https://sbiff.org/donate/privatescreenings


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EconomicVOICE Plenty of Jobs Still Available! By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

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HERE WERE 6.4 MILLION JOB OPENINGS ON THE LAST BUSINESS DAY OF SEPTEMBER, ‘little changed” from prior months, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday. But that is below the seven million job openings in the months before the pandemic. And, the number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits has remained above its 665,000 peak during the 2007 to 2009 Great Recession. At least 21.5 million people were still receiving unemployment benefits in mid-October. How will the new Biden administration bring back those jobs with COVID-19 numbers surpassing last summer and

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By Staci Caplan, SBAOR President

HIS WEEK THE REAL ESTATE COMMUNITY LOST A GREAT LEADER AND FRIEND when Toby Bradley passed away on November 15th. Toby served as President of our local Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS in 1992, and then went on to become the second female Treasurer for the California Association of REALTORS (CAR) in 2000 and 2001. When she served as CAR President in 2003, her mission was to create cultural diversity and inclusivity within the organization. Most notably, Toby was the founder of CAR’s Housing Affordability Fund (HAF), a legacy which has grown and helped many into home ownership. Every year since its inception, REALTORS have donated to the fund, and this year the CAR Board of Directors contributed an additional $1,000,000 to further the HAF mission. Toby served extensively as a CAR and NAR Director, serving on many committees over the years, most notably on Taxation and Government Finance. I remember being inspired by her as a newer CAR Director when observing Toby speak so passionately and eloquently at the microphone. She was so persuasive and influenced many positive outcomes. In fact, according to Bob Hart, our local SBAOR CEO, Toby was a proponent of tax portability long before the recent passage of Toby Bradley Proposition 19 on this year’s ballot. According to Diana Bull, another SBAOR and CAR past President/ Treasurer, “Toby was highly respected at the National Association of REALTORS for her keen knowledge of real estate tax and finance legislation. We often debated strongly with each other on many issues, and then went out to dinner to laugh and share champagne!” Toby became a REALTOR in 1979 and created many friendships with clients and colleagues alike. Her Broker, Renee Grubb of Village Properties states, “She was so smart and such an asset to our real estate profession. If you did not know Toby, you really missed out. She was such a caring person.” Toby was highly respected throughout our nation by many REALTORS and will be missed.

Staci Caplan, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS , is a Broker, GREEN, MA - BRE# 014450103 at Pacific Crest Realty. Reach her at 805-886-3970 or StaciCaplan@gmail.com. ®

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Santa Barbara County Assigned to the Purple Tier

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ALIFORNIA RECENTLY REACHED THE MILESTONE OF 1 MILLION COVID-19 CASES STATEWIDE. With transmission and hospitalizations on the rise throughout the state and concern for acute care hospital capacity, the state has made changes to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to curb disease transmissions and reduce case rates. As a result, Santa Barbara County is among 28 of the 58 counties throughout the state who will be moved back to Tier 1 (Purple/Widespread). Health Officer Order 2020–12.14 has been issued to reflect sector changes and took effect on Tuesday, November 17th at 11:59pm. Governor Newsom announced the following changes to the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy for this week’s tier assignment: • Case rate and test positivity data will be from a four day lag instead of a seven day lag, to give better visibility into recent changes. • Counties will be moved to a more restrictive tier with one week of worsening metrics. Previously, it took two weeks for a county to be moved. • Counties may be moved by more than one tier if metrics determine this is needed. • The health equity metric was not used for this week’s tier assignment from the State as there has been no forward movement for any county.

This change from the red to purple tier means that many businesses will be required to move to outdoor-only operations including restaurants, gym and fitness centers, places of worship, family entertainment centers, wineries, movie theatres, museums, zoos, aquariums, and cardrooms. Bars, breweries, and distilleries will be able to remain open as long as they are able to operate outside and with food with any purchase of alcohol. For all sector changes, view the latest Health Officer Order at https://tinyurl.com/y6ya9mbt. “We are not only seeing cases increase in our county, but across the state and nation,” shared Dr. Henning Ansorg,” Santa Barbara County Health Officer. “Mixing that occurs indoors with people from different homes is the ideal environment for the virus to spread quickly.” With movement to the most restrictive tier, schools that haven’t reopened will have to remain closed until the county moves back into the red tier or, for grades TK – 6, until they receive a waiver from the state to reopen for in-person learning with modifications. “I cannot reiterate enough the seriousness of the current situation. We are at a critical point where every person must wear a face covering, avoid any gatherings with persons outside their home, and stay home if you are ill,” said Dr. Ansorg. “Holidays must look different this year if we want to avoid overburdening our health care system and further impacts to our economy.”

For more information about the COVID-19 pandemic and local guidance, visit www.publichealthsbc.org or call 2-1-1.

El Condado de Santa Barbara Asignado al Nivel Púrpura

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ALIFORNIA ALCANZÓ RECIENTEMENTE EL HITO DE 1 MILLÓN DE CASOS DE COVID19 EN TODO EL ESTADO. Con la transmisión y las hospitalizaciones en aumento en todo el estado y la preocupación por la capacidad hospitalaria de cuidados agudos, el estado ha realizado cambios en el Plan para una economía más segura para frenar la transmisión de enfermedades y reducir las tasas de casos. Como resultado, el condado de Santa Bárbara se encuentra entre los 28 de los 58 condados en todo el estado que volverán al Nivel 1 (Púrpura / Generalizado). La Orden del Oficial de Salud 2020-12.14 se emitió para reflejar los cambios y entraró en vigencia el martes, 17 de noviembre a las 11:59pm. El gobernador Newsom anunció los siguientes cambios en el Plan estatal para una economía más segura para la asignación de niveles de esta semana: • La tasa de casos y los datos de positividad de las pruebas serán de un retraso de 4 días en lugar de un retraso de 7 días, para brindar una mejor visibilidad de los cambios recientes. • Los condados se moverán a un nivel más restrictivo con una semana de empeoramiento de las métricas. Anteriormente, el traslado de un condado demoraba dos semanas. • Los condados pueden moverse en más de un nivel si las métricas determinan que es necesario. • La métrica de equidad en salud no se usó para la asignación de niveles de esta semana por parte del Estado, ya que no ha habido ningún avance para ningún condado.

El Condado de Santa Barbara reporta 91 nuevos casos de COVID-19 hoy (11/18/20). Hay 301 casos aún infecciosos, con 17 hospitalizados (4 de los cuales están en la UCI). El recuento de casos confirmados es 10,702.

Este cambio del nivel rojo al morado significa que muchas empresas deberán mudarse a operaciones solo al aire libre, incluyendo los restaurantes, gimnasios y centros de fitness, iglesias y templos, centros de entretenimiento familiar, bodegas, cines, museos, zoológicos, acuarios y salas de juegos. Los bares, cervecerías y destilerías podrán

Santa Barbara County reports 91 new COVID-19 cases today (11/18/20). There are 301 cases still infectious, with 17 cases hospitalized (4 of them in the ICU). Confirmed case count is 10,702.

permanecer abiertos mientras puedan operar al aire libre y con comida con cualquier compra de alcohol. Para conocer todos los cambios del sector, consulta la última Orden del Oficial de Salud (en inglés) en https://tinyurl.com/ y6ya9mbt. “No solo estamos viendo un aumento de casos en nuestro condado, sino en todo el estado y la nación,” comentó el Dr. Henning Ansorg, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara. “La mezcla que ocurre en el interior con personas de diferentes hogares es el lugar ideal para que el virus se propague rápidamente.” Con el movimiento al nivel más restrictivo, las escuelas que no hayan reabierto deberán permanecer cerradas hasta que el condado vuelva al nivel rojo o, para los grados TK-6, hasta que reciban una exención del estado para reabrir en persona con modificaciones. “No puedo reiterar lo suficiente la gravedad de la situación actual. Estamos en un punto crítico en el que todas las personas deben usar cubrebocas, evitar reuniones con personas fuera de su hogar y quedarse en casa si está enfermo,” dijo el Dr. Ansorg. “Los días festivos deben verse diferentes este año si queremos evitar sobrecargar nuestro sistema de atención médica.” Para obtener más información sobre la pandemia de COVID19 y orientación local, visita www.publichealthsbc.org o llame al 2-1-1.


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Feathered Friends: Portraits of Santa Barbara Birds by Emil Morhardt By Kerry Methner, PhD / VOICE

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PENDING MORE TIME OUT OF DOORS – or perhaps just looking out of windows – birds have come more into focus as active community members in the last months of pandemic social life. Artist Emil Morhardt has been tracking this phenomena and is offering Portraits of Santa Barbara Birds through the end of November at Gallery Los Olivos. In all, 28 paintings of birds, all previously unexhibited and created since April 2020, of twelve local species are included. Visitors can discover Marbled Godwits from Hendry’s Beach; Great Blue Herons from Lake Cachuma; Great Egrets from Morro Bay State Park; Common Ravens from the Carrizo Plain; Acorn Woodpeckers; Common Crows; a California Scrubjay and a Roadrunner from Mission Canyon; and a Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Barn Owl from Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. “When I moved to Santa Barbara a decade ago, I realized the approachable birds on the beach were a great resource, so I started Emil Morhardt there, shared Morhardt of his choice of subject, adding there are, “More of them than us, and their societies are quite complex. If we watch them closely, there is much to learn about the different ways social interactions can proceed.” The works in the gallery are really bird portraits, with many of the paintings focused on each individual bird’s head. “My paintings are about understanding what individual birds are doing and how different individuals of the same species vary from one another in appearance and behavior over the year and throughout their lifetimes,” Morhardt explained. “It’s easy to think of ‘birds of a feather’ as being nearly identical, but when you start watching them carefully you quickly see it isn’t so.” The exhibition includes large-scale paintings with a dimension up to four feet and dramatic dark-background paintings of Great Blue Herons and a Great Egret. Some of the paintings are of individuals and some include groupings of birds. “Watching, photographing, and painting birds increases one’s sensitivity to the natural world, and for me, intensifies the need to protect it,” Morhardt noted. That doesn’t just include shorebirds. He is also delighted when he sights others. “I love to see the occasional roadrunner in my yard in the hills above Santa Barbara.” Acorn Woodpecker with Admirers by Emil Morhardt

Gallery Los Olivos is located at 2920 Grand Ave in Los Olivos. Reach them at 805-688-7517 or visit www.galleryLosOlivos.com. Find more of Morhardt’s work at www.emorhardt.com.

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10 WEST GALLERY: Holiday Show, in person ~ Jan 17• 10 W Anapamu • Fri-Sun 11-5 • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711

ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Muna Malik: Blessing of the Boats (outside) ~ Dec 11 • gallery.sbcc.edu

ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Historic Preservation Sites by Patrick McGinnis ~ Dec 19 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org/programs/art-gallery

Chrones ~ Nov 29 • Daily 11-5, Sun 2-5 • www.lompocart.org • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5pm daily • 805-966-1707 CASA DE LA GUERRA • 805-965-0093

DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10-4:30 • 805-8822108 • www.distinctiveframingnart.com

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line: 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 more • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/

CASA DOLORES: La Catrina from its Origins ~ Nov 24 • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • 805-963-1032

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com.

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 805-568-3994

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • 805-965-0093

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Many online classes • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863 COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: 805-324-7443 CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • www.corridan-gallery.com • 805-966-7939 CYPRESS GALLERY: Uniquely Yours ~ Handmade gifts by Toni Zybell and Joellen

Ongoing Outdoor Art & Crafts Shows SB Arts & Crafts Show: Sundays, 10am-dusk • Cabrillo Blvd (State to Calle Puerto Vallarta) • 805-897-2519 Carpinteria Creative Arts Show: Thursdays, 3pm-dusk • 800 Block of Linden Av • 805-291-1957

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews and Danes • Fri-Sun 114pm • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org FAULKNER GALLERIES: 805-962-7653 GALLERY 113: Mary Magdalene and Other Saints by Elizabeth Flanagan & Featured Artist Sue Slater ~ Nov 29 • 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • www.gallery113sb.com • 2-5pm daily • 805-965-6611 GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Portraits of Santa Barbara Birds by Emil Morhardt ~ Nov 30 • 2920 Grand Ave, LO Thur-Mo 10-5 • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

contemporary art art.ladollison.com ◆

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: Ongoing virtual art exhibition ~ www.tgvaa.org/virtual-show/ 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 Cochran & Smith • 21 E Anapamu JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Virtual Juried Exhibition in partnership with Abstract Art Collective • 805-957-1115 KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322.

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

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

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: Sharon Schock, Kim Snyder, Leigh Sparks and Ginny Speirs • By appt • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195 LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Art of the Printmakers ~ 11/26 • Fri-Sun Noon-4 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org • 805-684-7789 MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Bill Dewey, Works on Paper, and Reflections ~ Dec 6th • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

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

Picasso’s Elf by Adria Abraham

Curves Of Life, Marble

Francine Kirsch

www.francinekirsch.com

805.636.7522

The Goleta Valley Art Association 10th Annual

Picassos 4 Peanuts

Virtual Show & Sale All work $300 or less • Dec. 1, 2020 TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org


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Happy Holiday! GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES

Elizabeth U. Flanagan Artist (805) 886-0020 euflanagan@gmail.com MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411 MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In • Thur-Sun 11-3pm • 805-966-5373 • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza • 120 S Hope Ave #F119 • online • www.seehearmove.com MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: https://venturamuseum.org • 805-653-0323 PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673 PORCH: GALLERY: 2346 Lillie Av • Mon-Sat 10-6; Sun 11-5 • 805-684-0300 PORTICO GALLERY: Notable California and national artists • www.porticofinearts.com • 805-695-8850 RODEO of the Arts GALLERY: Wallace Piatt • www.shoploveworn.com • 805-636-5611 RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Painting classes • 219 Gray Av • Fri-Sun 1-4, RSVPs welcome • 805-689-0858

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

Abstract Porcelain Sculpture www.JRDStudio.artspan.com 805-708-3907

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

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Outside exhibitions: Beneath a Wild Sky ~ Jan 3; 3.5+ million specimens ~ ongoing exhibitions • Wed - Sun 10-5 • www. at 10 West Gallery sbnature.org • 805-682-4711 Lenore Tolegian Hughes Painter-Printmaker lenorehughes.com www.tomandpatriciapostart.com SILO 118: www.silo118.com

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

SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: www.slingshotart.org • 805-770-3878.

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Fall in Santa Barbara • 1321 State St • Thu-Sun 1-8 • www.santabarbarafineart.com • 805-845-4270

SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: Contemporary & Vintage Art • 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322 • www.solvangantiques.com

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Sacred Conversation ~ Dec 4 • 10-4 daily by appt • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722

STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-617-6421

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: Online: Dwight Brooks Model Boat Collection • Lectures & art on-line • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404 SB MUSEUM OF ART: Online: Highlights of the Permanent Collection ~ Ongoing • Small-Format American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • In the Meanwhile... Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art ~ Online • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

Patricia Post

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: The San Francisco Fall Show ~ Nov 30; Drewes | Fischinger | Gordin: The Invention Of American Abstract Art ~ Dec 28 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: www.santaynezmuseum.org • 805-688-7889 UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478 VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524 WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Nationally recognized artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5pm Mon-Sat, 12-4pm Sun • www.waterhousegallery.com • 805-962-8885

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

Lenore Tolegian Hughes lenorehughes.com

Muse

WILDLING MUSEUM: Online: Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky ~ Jan 31; 20/20: A Retrospective: Celebrating 20 Years of the Wildling Museum ~ Feb 14; 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.

RECEPTIONS & EVENTS 26th Annual Mental Health Arts Festival Virtual Celebration For the past 25 years, the Mental Wellness Center has hosted a Mental Health Arts Festival at De La Guerra Plaza. The event is designed to raise awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness, while showcasing the talents and identities of people affected by mental health diagnoses. Every summer, more than 60 local artists exhibit their talents and share paintings, drawings sculptures, jewelry, poetry, music, and more. Due to COVID this year, the annual festival was cancelled Mosaic by Karrie Shaver and had to be reinvented. Celebrate the 26th Annual Mental Health Arts Festival Virtual Celebration through the end of the year at https://tinyurl.com/y4sg7mte

Celebración virtual del 26° Festival Anual de Artes de la Salud Mental

Roe Anne White p h o t o g R A p h y

roeannewhite.com www.roeannewhite.com www.roeannewhite.com

Kerry Methner sculpture

www.TheTouchofStone.com

Complications of Life... and the surprises around each turn Marble

Chris Fletcher

www.Cfletchersart.com Cfletchersart.com • 805-964-3788

Durante los últimos 25 años, el Centro de Bienestar Mental ha sido sede de un Festival de Artes de la Salud Mental en la Plaza De La Guerra. El evento está diseñado para crear conciencia y reducir el estigma de las enfermedades mentales, mientras que muestra los talentos y las identidades de las personas afectadas por diagnósticos de salud mental. Cada verano, más de 60 artistas locales exhiben sus talentos y comparten pinturas, dibujos, esculturas, joyas, poesía, música y más. Debido al COVID este año, el festival anual fue cancelado y tuvo que ser reinventado. Celebra la celebración virtual del 26° Festival Anual de Artes de la Salud Mental hasta fin de año en https://tinyurl.com/y4sg7mte


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Ongoing Community Resources & Activities

In the Time of COVID-19

FOOD DRIVES Foodbank 2020 Turkey Drive: Community members may drop off turkeys or chickens at the Foodbank’s warehouses Monday through Friday in Santa Barbara at 4554 Hollister Ave from 8am to 3pm and in Santa Maria at 490 W. Foster Road from 7:15am to 3pm through November 23rd. Community members may also sponsor holiday meals online by visiting https://donate.foodbanksbc.org/2020HolidayFoodDrive

FUNDRAISERS Empty Bowls 2020: Due to COVID-19, the soup-lunch fundraiser was cancelled. Through November 23rd, show your support and join Foodbank Santa Barbara County on social media by posting your favorite Empty Bowls memories with #EmptyBowls2020, support local restaurants, and donate to receive handcrafted artist bowls. All donations will be matched up to $60,000. https://tinyurl.com/yya5gvre

MUSEUMS & THE ARTS Museum Store Annual Sale: The SB Museum of Art Museum Store is getting an early start to the holiday sale season with the Annual Sale beginning on November 21st through 29th. Mark downs from 25 to 75 percent. Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am–5pm. Shop the Museum Store’s online collection at www.sbmastore.net SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back for new content. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home Live, Interactive, Virtual Field Trips programs for students grades K to 12, organized by the SB Museum of Natural History, are now available for student groups of up to 30. Museum educators will be joining students for journeys that start in the Museum halls and then transport them in space and time to explore the wonders and secrets beyond the exhibits. All programs align with Next Generation Science Standards. Each class group is $100 per program. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y6284qyp Santa Barbara Museum of Art: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the collection; as well as lectures, and musical performances from their Video Library. Museum galleries closed to the public until further notice. www.sbma.net The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: The Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Find virtual art classes, live concerts, and music streams, art activities for all ages, and virtual galleries at: https://carpinteriaartscenter.org

MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: Programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. www.moxi.org/athome MOXI Innovation Workshop Maker Kits: Bringing the learning, creative thinking, and fun of the museum to your home and provide resources for everyone to build skills with tools and materials inspired by MOXI’s favorite making activities. Available for Purchase for Pickup or Contactless Delivery. To purchase ($21.25-$65) visit http://www.moxi.org/makerkits Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning PCPA Plays On!: Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ SBMM Maritime On The Move: Brings museum-quality experiences to sites throughout Santa Barbara County. These adventures begin outdoors and incorporate engaging activities for students to enjoy while exploring local ecosystems and biomes found in their own backyard. Programs can be customized. www.sbmm.org/at-home SBIFF Family Film Fun – Lady and the Tramp: Join Lady and the Tramp under the stars as they (em)bark on their journey of love and family this week’s Family Film Fun, Lady and the Tramp. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/yyjaa4gs SBIFF Film Talk: An online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. Each week a short film will be available for viewing online, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/ Cabrillo High School Aquarium Virtual Tours are available for students in grades TK to 5th grade. CHS students will deliver information about each exhibit, and then answer questions at the end of the tour. For more info and to request a tour visit https://tinyurl.com/yynw9s83

MUSIC Luke Theatre’s Virtual Concert Series - Mendeleyev in Concert & Resonance: Mendeleyev is a singer/ songwriter born and raised in Santa Barbara who lights up the Luke stage with his fresh, folk yet funky take on music. Resonance: Artists reflect on our diverse cultures with songs, musical compositions, and spoken word selections that resonate with the times in which we live. Watch the free concerts at www.luketheatre.org 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 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 LA Philharmonic’s Sound/Stage is a nine-part series that will be streamed for free through November 30th. A new episode will be released on Fridays. For a complete schedule and to watch the concerts visit 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

OUTDOORS State Street Promenade Market, located on the 1000 block of State Street between the blocks of Carrillo Street and Figueroa Street, will continue throughout the year, every Thursday from 3 to 7:30pm. The market will highlight downtown businesses and local artisans. https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd Santa Barbara Outdoor Christmas Market: Shop small and shop local this holiday season from local artisans and small businesses located at Paseo Nuevo at De La Guerra Place through December 24th on Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun. For hours visit http://santabarbaraoutdoorchristmasmarket.com Spooky Tours with Santa Barbara Ghost Tours: Join Professor Julie Ann Brown as she tours you through the streets of Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts. Santa Barbara Ghost Tours offers a variety of tours including the Downtown Paranormal Wine and Spirits Tour; Legends, Myths, and Mayhem Tour; Dead of the Night Tour; and more. For tickets ($35 to $150 depending on the tour selected) visit www.sbghosttour.com Casa del Herrero is open to the general public. While indoor spaces remain closed, guests will now engage in a reimagined self-guided garden tour utilizing QR codes. Book your tour by calling 805-565-5653. Each tour is first come, first serve with a maximum of six visitors allowed per tour. Admission is $25 per person. For guidelines visit www.casadelherrero.com/tours Zoom & Bloom Outdoor Learning Camp: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is offering a school-time outdoor camp to supplement virtual school for twoweek 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 Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 5pm. 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 are closed to the public until further notice. www.sbnature.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

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the first and third weekends of the month, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm and 1 to 4pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 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 are closed to the public until further notice. www.sbnature.org 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: Services are offered through an online membership starting at $200 per month, with options for low income individuals: www.friendshipcentersb.org/services/ccap/ AHA! Programs: Trained facilitators support a wide range of groups with social-emotional learning. Preregistration is required. For more info visit https://ahasb.org/programs/ Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: Center classes have been moved online. The center offers evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm and a Sunday morning class from

10:30 to 11:45am. Suggested donation per class is $10. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The 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

SILENT AUCTIONS Christmas at the Casa: From Our Casa to Yours: Casa del Herrero’s Christmas boutique silent auction will run through November 30th. To bid on a curated collection of treasures visit https://casachristmas.com.


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Virtual Events! Intimate, interactive online events you won’t find anywhere else

- VIRTUAL EVENT Special Gratitude Concert

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano Sun, Nov 22 / 5 PM Pacific / FREE!

FREE! Special Gratitude Concert

(Registration required)

Leading activists, creatives and thinkers confront racism in America, guiding us towards racial equality - VIRTUAL EVENT Pulitzer Prize-winning Creator of The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Tue, Dec 8 / 5 PM Pacific $10 / UCSB students: FREE! (UCSB student registration required) MacArthur Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones is the creator of The New York Times Magazine’s The 1619 Project, about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery.

- VIRTUAL EVENT Groundbreaking Author and Essayist

Ta-Nehisi Coates Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C Major, op.102, no.1, 1st Mvt Sergei Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 19

Tue, Jan 12 / 5 PM Pacific $10 / UCSB students: FREE! (UCSB student registration required) Drawing comparisons to James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of Between the World and Me, Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power and The Water Dancer.

- VIRTUAL EVENT Bestselling Author

Cheryl Strayed

in Conversation with Pico Iyer Thu, Dec 3 / 5 PM Pacific

Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation

$10 / UCSB students: FREE!

(UCSB student registration required)

“Trusting yourself means living out what you already know to be true.” – Cheryl Strayed

UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners:

Speaking with Pico Series Sponsors: Dori Pierson Carter & Chris Carter Martha Gabbert Laura Shelburne & Kevin O’Connor

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

Department of Black Studies Center for Black Studies Research Division of Social Sciences Division of Humanities and Fine Arts Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences Division of Student Affairs Bren School of Environmental Science & Management Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Graduate Division College of Creative Studies College of Engineering MultiCultural Center Carsey-Wolf Center UCSB Library | UCSB Reads Office of the Chancellor Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli

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Art Matters

Sharing An Art Cake With The 100 Years Young Wayne Thiebaud

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By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Photo Courtesy Time4Art’s “Form and Movement” video

T: Anthony James studio in Downtown LA’s Art District. B: Artist, James in front of his copper Ferrari artwork.

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ET’S START TODAY WITH SOMETHING INSPIRING AND POSITIVE – an ArtNet interview with Wayne Thiebaud, the famous California artist, who is celebrating his 100th birthday. Yes, Thiebaud is alive and well, and he not only allows us to savor his fabulous cakes, but also gives us advice on how to stay healthy: “enjoy it when you have it, but don’t have too much.” When asked if he “remembers another time Cake Rows (1962) by Wayne Thiebaud (during his long life) when so much seemed to be going wrong in the world?” Thiebaud responded, “I experienced the Depression...but it was somewhat different. People were not divided. They seemed to be willing to help each other...It wasn’t so anxious and strident, as it seemingly is today.” All of the above reminds me of Marie Antoinette’s famously naughty statement: “Let them eat cake.” Today, 200 years later, looking at Thiebaud’s paintings, we can have his cakes and eat it too... And talking about priceless advice from another smart and famous California artist Beatrice Wood (b. 1893-1998) who miraculously lived and worked up to the last 105th year of her life. When asked what was the secret to her personal and artistic vivaciousness...she famously replied, “there is no secret, just young men and plenty of chocolate.” Hmm, good food for thought... Last weekend I visited two Los Angeles artists, Anthony James, at his studio in Downtown LA’s Art District, and Simon Ouwerkerk, at his studio in Manhattan Beach. It was my first experience seeing Wayne Thiebaud at home in Sacramento in 1961. James’s art in person. His spacious studio was filled with his Artwork ©Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society, New York. signature monumental geometric sculptures incorporating glass, steel, and LED structures. As impressive as they are from a distance, at first glance, they are even more magical up-close when you discover that you are staring into the illusionary infinite space. British-born Anthony James lives and works in New York, Los Angeles, and Munich. Looking at his bronze, copper, and aluminum sculptures inspired by his love for Ferraris, made me think that Los Angeles, the City of Angels and Cars, is James’s place to be... I have had the good fortune to know Simon Ouwerkerk and his art for a number of years. I was looking forward to seeing his solo exhibition Form and Movement at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, envisioned and curated by Chairman of the Board, Homeira Goldstein. The exhibition presents Ouwerkerk’s recent abstract organic sculptures. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, this exhibition is currently not open for visitors. But here’s the good news; Manhattan Beach Art Center made a courageous and creative solution to the problem. Most of the metal sculptures by Simon Ouwerkerk, installed inside of the galleries, will be moved and installed -just Portrait of Beatrice Wood in her Ojai studio, 1983, from the Jim McHugh Artist Archives for a day- outside of the Art Center. So, we have a chance to see his art on Saturday, November 21st and for yet another daySaturday, December 19th. I am particularly eager to see his organic-shaped silver shining metal sculptures, inspired by breathing and moving human bodies. My advice to those of you who are planning to visit the exhibition, take a look at the video introducing you to the artist and his art making at https://tinyurl.com/y5n2lypb Let me finish today with the news about upcoming Zoom Webinar Lecture at the Wende Museum (https://tinyurl.com/yy8k3xdb), this Friday, November 20th, at 12pm PST. The subject of this lecture by Arch Getty, Professor of History at UCLA, is “Soviet Anti-Semitisms.” Before the Anthony James Studio - REPOSE, 2020. October Revolution of 1917, Russia was one of the most Watch video at https://vimeo.com/444386060 anti-Semitic countries in Europe, infamous for its pogroms during which thousands of Jews were killed. After the Revolution, Soviet policy officially discouraged traditional antiEdward Goldman was art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a Semitism, but it never went away. And that’s weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday evenings why yours truly chose to emigrate from the during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, Soviet Union. Lucky for me and my family, KCRW 89.9 FM, for more than 30 years. Along the way, he America, with open arms, greeted us as also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post Discover more Art Matters Columns at political refugees in 1978. and developed a strong digital following.

Form and Movement. Manhattan Beach Art Center. 2020

Soviet Anti-Semitisms: A Lecture with J. Arch Getty. Wende Art Museum.

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FISH THAT DIES NATURALLY IN THE OCEAN SINKS TO THE DEPTHS, taking with it all the carbon it contains. Yet, when a fish is caught, most of this carbon is released into the atmosphere as CO2. An international research consortium including scientists from UC Santa Barbara has estimated that because of this overlooked phenomenon, carbon emissions from fishing are actually 25 percent higher than what up to now was considered from fuel consumption alone. What’s more, part of the carbon extracted from the oceans is in areas where fishing is not economically profitable in the absence of government subsidies. This study is published in Science Advances. Carbon is a major component in the molecules that make up living tissue. Large fish like tuna, sharks, and swordfish are composed of 10 to 15 percent carbon. When they die, they quickly sink to the deep sea. As a result, most of the carbon they contain is sequestered for thousands or even millions of years. They are therefore literal carbon sinks, the size of which has never been estimated before. This natural phenomenon, a blue carbon pump, has been greatly disrupted by industrial fishing. “When we catch fish for our consumption, we also extract the carbon in their bodies, a fraction of which would have naturally sunk to the bottom of the ocean Juan Mayorga where it would have otherwise stayed, sequestered for many years,” said coauthor Juan Mayorga, a marine data scientist at UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Market Solutions Lab. Scientists had never estimated the amount of carbon extracted and released into the atmosphere as a result of fishing. “This is a step forward toward more holistic, science-based assessments of the status of fisheries management,” Mayorga said, “and opens the door to innovative financing models including tapping into carbon markets.” Industrial fishing would therefore emit a double amount of CO2 into the atmosphere: not only do the boats massively emit greenhouse gases by consuming fuel Steve Gaines oil, but in addition, by extracting fish from the sea, they release CO2 which would otherwise remain captive in the ocean. “This is the first time that we have estimated the quantity of this ‘blue carbon’ that is released into the atmosphere by fishing,” explained coauthor David Mouillot, a professor at the University of Montpellier. This estimate is far from negligible since researchers consider this carbon sequestration deficit in the deep ocean would represent more than 25 percent of the previous carbon balance of industrial fishing activities. The researchers’ findings imply that estimates of carbon emissions from industrial fishing should be revised upwards. “Three quarters of these real emissions are related to fuel consumption, and one quarter comes from the fact that the carbon contained in the fish caught is released as CO2 into the atmosphere instead of remaining buried in the seabed,” the researchers said. For the authors of the study, these new data bring another strong argument in favor of more reasoned fishing: “The annihilation of the blue carbon pump represented by these large fish suggests that new protection and management measures must be put in place, so that more large fish can remain a carbon sink and no longer become an additional CO2 source,” said lead author Gaël Mariani, a doctoral student at the University of Montpellier. Above all, we need to fish better, added Mouillot. Fishing boats sometimes go to very remote areas, which causes enormous fuel consumption, even though the fish caught in these areas are not profitable and fishing is only viable thanks to subsidies. Researchers estimate that 43.5 percent of this “blue carbon” extracted by fishing comes from such areas. “We do not have to stop fishing to regain many of these carbon sequestration benefits,” said coauthor Steve Gaines, director of UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. “If we fish in the right places and at sustainable rates, we can rebuild a significant amount of this natural blue carbon sink.” PrintedwithpermissionofUCSBOfficeofPublicAffairsandCommunications

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