VOICE Magazine: March 15, 2024

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Film Festival The Illuminate Film Festival will open with an address by Deepak Chopra 18 Ballet State Street Ballet will perform Cinderella at the Lobero Theatre 14
Be Irish for a day in Santa Barbara St. Patrick's Day In This Issue Calendar..15-17 Movies..........18, 19 Community News................... 6, 8, 9, 12, 24 John Palminteri’s Community Voice............. 13 Harlan Green: Economic Voice................... 20 Community Market & Legals................ 20 -23 Jesse Caverly: The Grid Show................. 25 Galleries & Art Venues.....................26-27 3rd Friday Artwalk at La Cumbra................. 27 Photo by Yann Orhan Courtesy Photo Madeleine Peyroux will perform at the Lobero Theatre 15 Music
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www.voicesb.com March 15, 2024 subscribe VOICE Magazine cover story see page 5 Encanto Pool (detail) by Matthew Norris The Grid Show 1 will open at Elevate Gallery on March 15th 25 Art A public meeting of the State Street Advisory Committee will take place on March 18th 6 State Street Cover photos courtesy of Santa Barbara Foundation SBFoundation.org 805-963-1873 81st Person of the Year Peter Schuyler Jim Morouse
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Jim Morouse & Peter Schuyler Named 81st Persons of the Year

HE SANTA BARBARA FOUNDATION IS THRILLED to celebrate two truly inspiring role models in our community at Person of the Year,” noted Jackie Carrera, Santa Barbara Foundation President and CEO.

Jim Morouse and Peter Schuyler have been selected as the 81st Persons of the Year for the Santa Barbara area.

The two will be honored on Wednesday, April 17th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Hilton Beachfront Resort Rotunda.

“Jim and Peter exemplify what we aim to highlight as Organizing Sponsor of this event,” Carrera continued. “Their meaningful commitment to our community enhances quality of life for all of us in Santa Barbara.”

Jim and Peter exemplify what we aim to highlight as Organizing Sponsor of this event. Their meaningful commitment to our community enhances quality of life for all of us in Santa Barbara.

Jim Morouse

Jim Morouse has decades of global marketing experience ranging from technology start-ups to billion-dollar consumer brands.

He taught business at Westmont College and UCSB, as well as developing community leaders through Leading from Within’s Katherine Harvey Fellows program.

His extensive volunteering includes service on the board of Westmont College (including as chair), the Lobero Theatre Foundation (including the $7M “Encore Lobero” Campaign), the Santa Barbara Foundation (including as chair), and as a founding board

member of Leading from Within.

“Jim is one of the greatest marketing minds I have ever met,” noted Ken Saxon, founder of Leading from Within.

“The practice of marketing involves thoughtful inquiry, looking at things from the perspective of the customer, communicating effectively, and testing hypotheses. When you serve on a board with Jim, you hear questions you won’t hear from anybody else.“

“There is no other individual in Santa Barbara who better exemplifies the spirit of Person of the Year,” explained Gayle Beebe, President of Westmont College.

“Jim never does anything for acclaim or accolades, but serves with a sense of ‘How do we make our community better by making every organization in our community better?”

Peter Schuyler

Peter Schuyler’s true passion is getting out on the land to explore wild places. He regularly volunteers his time to search for rare plants and lead educational trips on Santa Cruz Island, and enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of Santa Barbara’s natural areas with children from local schools.

“It’s not just his long history of rolling up his sleeves to raise money, raise awareness, make essential connections, and provide wise counsel, it’s the spirit and humility in how he has made these invaluable contributions.”

“Peter is dedicated to volunteer service, providing his expertise in ecology, board leadership, community engagement, and fundraising to constantly improve our county,” added Steve Windhager, executive director of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Schuyler’s career included leadership roles at the Santa Cruz Island Preserve for The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii’s Natural Area Reserve, and the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy.

Persons of the Year are nominated by community members for extraordinary volunteer service that represents a meaningful commitment to the community, addresses a real community need, or enhances quality of life in our area.

He is currently on the board of directors for the Community Environmental Council, Fairview Gardens, and Midland School, and served as the chair of the boards of the Environmental Defense Center and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Recently, Schuyler played a leading role in the $18M Foothills Forever campaign to preserve the San Marcos Foothills.

“Peter’s long and steadfast support of the environment, land preservation, local agriculture, education, and biodiversity make him a standout for [Person of the Year],” shared Michael Ableman, executive director of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens.

The first Persons of the Year were Harold Chase in 1942 and Pearl Chase in 1956.

The 81st Person of the Year celebration is supported by Legacy Sponsor Montecito Bank & Trust; Premier Media Sponsor Noozhawk; Gold Sponsors Cox Communications and The Kellogg Organization; Silver Sponsors Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, and Steve and Cindy Lyons; and Bronze Sponsors American Riviera Bank, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, Ventura Rentals, and Katina Zaninovich.

Tickets are on sale now at SBFoundation.org/PYAwards or scan the code.

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Jim Morouse Peter Schuyler 2023 Person of the Year Honorees Joe Howell and Elisabeth Fowler Past Person of the Year Honorees in attendance at the 2023 celebration Photos courtesy of Santa Barbara Foundation

SEEAG Expands Agriculture and Youth Wellness Programs in SB Schools

STUDENTS FOR ECO-EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE (SEEAG) is expanding its agriculture and nutrition education programs in Santa Barbara County for the 2023/24 school year. Nearly doubling participation from the previous school year, over 3,000 third-grade students in 23 schools in six school districts will take part in classroom education and farm field trips to learn about the origins of their food and the value of proper nutrition and healthy eating.

“Students really enjoy tasting recipes made from local crops and the hands-on activities at our Farm Lab,” says Mary Maranville, SEEAG founder and CEO. “Each student receives vegetable seedlings, educational coloring books and healthy recipes to take home. SEEAG will also distribute about 1,600 pounds of fresh produce to students this year.”

SEEAG’s programs are offered in three segments: a classroom presentation discussing agriculture and how food is grown, a field trip to SEEAG’s Farm Lab at the viticulture center/ community garden at Allan Hancock College and a Youth Wellness Initiative presentation about the importance of eating healthy and physical activity. www.seeag.org

A Barn Owl Flies Free

THERE WAS A FEELING OF NERVOUS EXCITEMENT FOR 30 PEOPLE AS DUSK APPROACHED ON SATURDAY at Stow House in Goleta in anticipation of the return of a Barn Owl to its home at Lake Los Carneros Nature Preserve. The onlookers included Paula Perotte, the Mayor of Goleta and Goleta City Council member Luz Reyes-Martin and her son. Others in attendance included Dylan Helenberger and Susie Clothier from the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, and Janice and David Levasheff with Santa Barbara Audubon Society.

The Barn Owl had been the subject of a harrowing 90-minute rescue on February 17th by Santa Barbara County firefighters and City of Goleta personnel when it was discovered helplessly dangling from a palm tree after it became entangled with carelessly discarded fishing line by the lake. The bird had been under observation and convalescing since that time at the Ojai Raptor Center.

So it was with tremendous joy when Alyssa Torkelson from the Ojai Raptor Center arrived with the owl in a large blue box. Dylan Helenberger had the honor of releasing the owl to the delight of all present! Thanks to all those who assisted with the owl recovery and release and to community members who expressed their concerns and well wishes over the past few weeks.

State Street Advisory Committee Meeting

ONGOING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF STATE STREET will take place at the next meeting of the State Street Advisory Committee on March 18th, 4pm to 6pm at the Faulkner Gallery, in the Santa Barbara Library at 40 E. Anapamu.

For nearly three years, the SSAC has been meeting, consulting with the City Community Development Department, MIG consultants, and the community at large in order to develop a plan for State Street. The Santa Barbara City Council formed the committee in 2020 to create a plan to revitalize downtown.

Carbajal Delivers $6,200,000 for Santa Barbara County Projects in 2024

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SIGNED INTO LAW $13,446,901 in funding secured by Congressman Salud Carbajal for 14 Central Coast community projects in the 2024 government spending deal passed by Congress last week.

Ranging from affordable housing construction to public safety and water management upgrades for communities across the Santa Barbara County, more than $6.2 million of that funding is going to projects that Rep. Carbajal championed over the course of the past year’s federal budget negotiations.

“I’m proud to be bringing more than $13 million in direct funding for Central Coast projects back to our region ... I know these funds will have a profound impact on our region and improve the quality of life for our residents,” said Rep. Carbajal. “I have been pushing to see this funding approved for the past year, and although our federal appropriations process has become even more tied up in political games and brinksmanship in recent months, I’m proud to help break this logjam and deliver this key funding for my constituents. These projects will improve public safety, upgrade our water systems, create more housing options, and so much more.”

Rally and March to be held at SBCC

AS PART OF THE ¡SÍ SE PUEDE!: STUDENT ADVOCACY SERIES, the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) first-year experience and student empowerment program ¡Raíces: First Year and Beyond! is hosting a rally and campus unity march across campus on Thursday, March 21st, from 1 to 2:30pm. The rally will be held outside the West Campus Center, where the march will commence. From there the marchers will cross the SBCC campus bridge and make their way to the Winslow Maxwell Overlook on East Campus.

The rally and march will begin with speeches by Mariam Martinez Gama and Fabián Pavón. Mariam is a MeXicana-Hondureña trans woman currently studying English at SBCC as a first-generation student. Fabián Pavón is a second year Ph.D student at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chicana/o Studies at UCSB and an AAT in History from Mt. San Antonio College. Using his hometown of Pomona, California, as a case study, Fabián’s research takes a decolonial approach to studying local community struggles against anti-immigrant policies, educational oppression, and the coloniality of Chicana/o/x people.

¡Raíces: First Year and Beyond! is a student empowerment program that strives to cultivate thriving scholars and advocates for our community. The program affirms Latine cultural identities, honors ancestral roots, and celebrates multilingual, multiracial and multigenerational heritage.

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Volunteers Install Free Smoke Alarms for Sound the Alarm with Red Cross


DEPARTMENT installed 145 free smoke alarms for families during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event in Santa Maria. Volunteers served 168 residents and made 70 homes safer.

“We are grateful to everyone who supported this campaign’s Sound the Alarm event to serve our neighbors and provide them with the tools to be safer from home fires,” said Tony Briggs, Pacific Coast Chapter Executive Director and Regional CEO. “We know that smoke alarms save lives. This weekend’s efforts will make a lasting difference to help save lives and protect those who are most vulnerable.”

Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster, including in Santa Barbara County where Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers respond to an average of 20 home fires a year.

This event was a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save at least 2,030 lives — including 15 in Central California — since launching in October 2014. Red Cross volunteers and local partners have installed more than 13,700 free smoke alarms and made more than 4,000 households safer throughout the tri-county Pacific Coast Chapter.

Red Cross enlists disaster services volunteers to install free smoke alarms year-round by appointment.


City of Santa Barbara Awards Grant for New Art From Scrap Signage

THANKS TO A GRANT FROM THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA, local creative reuse store Art From Scrap has new signs that highlight the impact customers have when they choose to shop at Art From Scrap. Created by artists Shayne Martin Oseguera and Eliot Spaulding, these signs also inform them of the impact that donating and using reuse materials has on the environment.

Designed and hand painted in both Spanish and English, the new signs remind Art From Scrap shoppers that they are not only getting deals on great materials, they are also helping to keep waste out of landfills and supporting the broader environmental educational programming of Explore Ecology.

Since 1990, Art From Scrap has diverted thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill each year. In addition, Art From Scrap works with schools and local foundations to provide affordable reuse materials to many teachers, art educators, and nonprofits throughout Santa Barbara County.

Art From Scrap also provides inspiration and environmentally conscious materials, and serves the community by hosting field trips to teach children about waste reduction,

Santa Barbara’s Emergency Medical Services Celebrates 40 Years

CREATED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON MARCH 5TH, 1984, the Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) has been instrumental in managing and developing the County’s EMS system for the past 40 years. The Agency has ensured that the EMS system is focused on Community Access and Education, Provider Safety and Support, and Clinical Excellence. This focus has driven some substantial innovations over the past four decades.

“EMS is foremost the practice of medicine, and I’m gratified to have been part of our system that, by keeping that in focus, has made tremendous advances in the care of our patients,” said Angelo Salvucci, Medical Director from 1990-2020.

The EMS Agency is responsible for the oversight and medical direction of the County’s EMS system. The Agency establishes and oversees the framework of the response from the moment a 9-1-1 call becomes a medical emergency to the level of care patients receive and the hospitals they are directed to, and the specialty care within the hospitals. The Agency also plays a vital role in supporting the County’s health infrastructure during disasters, including the management of the Medical Reserve Corps, a group of dedicated volunteer medical professionals.

selling affordable art and craft supplies to the public, and offering a wide array of art workshops for children and adults.

Art From Scrap is a program of local nonprofit Explore Ecology and is a vital part of their mission to empower the next generation of environmental stewards.

Learn more at ExploreEcology.org

From Volunteer to Board Member at CEC

DEDICATED TO PRESERVING THE NATURAL WORLD SHE ADMIRES, Michelle Weinman has stepped up her commitment to the Community Environmental Council(CEC) and became a board member. For over a decade Weinman served as the Firm Administrator of Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP. Previously, she was the Operations Manager for a local wind energy company where she combined her education and passion for renewable energy.

Weinman is a local leader in environmental conservation and is a longtime CEC volunteer, Co-Chair of the Partnership Council, and member of the Green Gala and Earth Day committees. She also serves on the Human Rights Watch committee, volunteers for Unite to Light, and supports local environmental nonprofits. She grew up in Santa Ynez Valley and has lived in Santa Barbara for 17 years. Weinman is a Katherine Harvey Fellow, a CEC Climate Steward, and the section chair for the Greater LA Assn of Legal Administrators. www.cecsb.org

Where to Learn About Local Government Meetings

The Santa Barbara City Council meets most Tuesdays at 2pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.santabarbaraca.gov

The Goleta City Council meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.cityofgoleta.org

The Carpinteria City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30pm • To learn more about other City departments visit www.carpinteriaca.gov

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meets most Tuesdays at 9am • To learn more about other County departments visit www.countyofsb.org

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Michelle Weinman Courtesy of Santa Maria Fire Dept. Artist Eliot Spaulding works on sign at Art From Scrap Courtesy of Explore Ecology


Honoring Women’s Excellence in Diabetes Research


MARCH, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) is recognizing the significant contributions of women in the field of diabetes research.

Dr. Lois Jovanovic, SDRI’s former Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Executive Officer, was a pioneer in diabetes research and has been instrumental in advancing an understanding of diabetes in pregnancy, revolutionizing care and treatment for expectant mothers with diabetes. Her groundbreaking research continues to shape the way maternal health is approached, ensuring safe pregnancies for women with diabetes. Dr. Jovanovic was responsible for establishing global guidelines of care adopted by the International Diabetes Federation and traveled extensively throughout the world teaching her protocols to physicians, nurses, dietitians, and educators.

Carrying on this legacy is Dr. Kristin Castorino, Senior Research Physician at SDRI, who continues to further the mission of SDRI. Recently, as part of the LOIS-P Diabetes in Pregnancy Consortium, named in honor of the late Dr. Lois Jovanovic, Dr. Castorino completed a landmark pilot study, the first at-home use of a pregnancy-specific closed-loop system for pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes in partnership with the LOIS-P Diabetes in Pregnancy Research c\Consortium (Harvard University, Mayo Clinic, and Mount Sinai). This project which began in 2019, is the first study of its kind in the United States which showed that a pregnancy specific algorithm could safely and effectively be used to

Gynecologic Oncology Clinic Expands

THERE ARE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE TEAM AT COTTAGE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY CLINIC. The practice has expanded with the addition of Sumit Mehta, MD, and Heather Merrick, PA-C. Dr. Mehta and Ms. Merrick have joined Dr. Anne Rodriguez in providing comprehensive services and personalized treatment for gynecologic and breast cancers.

SUMIT MEHTA is a dedicated physician specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a focus on Gynecologic Oncology. Mehta earned a degree in medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami. With training from institutions like Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center, Mehta combines clinical expertise with a passion for patient care.

HEATHER MERRICK is a licensed Physician Assistant specializing in women’s healthcare with expertise in obstetrics and gynecology. She holds a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Arts from Westmont College. She brings a wealth of experience across diverse medical settings, including acute care, urgent care, primary care, and specialty care clinics, where she has provided comprehensive care for women of all ages.

achieve the strict glucose targets needed for pregnancy. SDRI and Dr. Castorino are proud to be at the forefront of women’s health research, driving innovation and transforming care standards for pregnant women with diabetes.

“I am deeply honored to commemorate Women’s History Month by acknowledging the pivotal role women have played in diabetes research,” said Dr. Castorino. “As we reflect on the past achievements and honor the trailblazers who have paved the way, we must also recognize the urgent need for continued innovation in diabetes care. Through our collective efforts, we can empower women living with diabetes to thrive and help future generations combat the vicious cycle of diabetes begetting diabetes and build a brighter future.”

Dr. Castorino’s recent milestone of 15 years with the organization underscores her commitment and contributions to the Institute’s mission. Handpicked by Dr. Jovanovic herself, Dr. Castorino has integrated her expertise and passion into SDRI’s research endeavors and embodies innovation and excellence in her pursuit of pushing boundaries in diabetes research, especially as it impacts women. Currently, Dr. Castorino continues to run a diabetes in pregnancy clinic at the Santa Barbara County health facility that was started in 1997 by Dr. Jovanovic. The women served at this facility are low-income, minority women, who would not have access to healthcare otherwise. In addition, each year SDRI supports around 150 women who have a pregnancy complicated by diabetes. www.sansum.org

Reduced-Cost Lifeguard Training Offered to Improve Community’s Water Safety

SANNE RODRIGUEZ is the Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology services at Cottage Health and has more than 30 years of experience in gynecologic oncology and breast surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a Certificate of Special Qualification in Gynecologic Oncology, she earned her B.S. in medicine from Northwestern University and completed her Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University Medical School. Rodriguez is recognized for her personalized patient care and is affiliated with professional organizations like The American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Gynecologic Oncology. cottagehealth.org/GynOnc

The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department will offer two reduced-cost lifeguard certification courses this spring in an ongoing effort to improve the community’s overall water safety. While typical lifeguard training courses cost around $200, the multi-day course is available to city residents for $50.

The training will mix traditional learning with hands-on lessons to teach the public how to respond in a lifeguarding emergency. Participants who successfully complete the course will leave with American Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and first aid and be qualified for open positions with the City of Santa Barbara.

“We hope people will get their certification and choose to join our team of lifeguards, but we’re just happy to be able to provide this learning opportunity for the community,” said Aquatics Recreation Supervisor Tony Sholl. “The more people in Santa Barbara with lifeguard training, the better, and making it affordable is the first step.”

Individuals can register for a lifeguard certification course at SBParksAndRec.org

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Dr. Kristin Castorino, Senior Research Physician at SDRI Courtesy of SDRI Courtesy of SDRI Dr. Sumit Mehta PA Heather Merrick Dr. Anne Rodriguez ANTA BARBARA RESIDENTS CAN EARN AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATIONS in lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and first aid ahead of the summer season. Courtesy of City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation
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CADA Gratitude Luncheon

Celebrating the Mentors Who Nurture Future Leaders

TWENTY EIGHT YEARS AGO, THE COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE STARTED THEIR MENTOR PROGRAM. On March 6th, CADA’s mentors and mentees celebrated the 13th Annual Gratitude Luncheon, founded and chaired by Anne Smith Towbes.

Towbes has also been buying tickets for all 75 of CADA’s mentees to attend the Teen Star Santa Barbara competition. It was appropriate, then, that the keynote speaker at Belmond El Encanto would be Joe Lambert, founder of Teen Star.

Andrew Diffenderfer singing You Raise Me Up set the tone with “very appropriate lyrics for what the Mentor Program represents,” as emcee Catherine Remak pointed out.

Lambert spoke about the difference mentors have made in his life at different points when he had hit bottom, including the death of a parent when he was young.

But the stars for the day were all the mentees, including siblings Itzy and Rodrigo, who took the podium to accompany Kenny Slaught, recipient of the 2024 Penny Jenkins Mentor Champion Award.

“It has been an incredible experience to watch them both grow into incredible young people,” Slaught told me. “When I met them, they had some very, very difficult life circumstances, but together as brother and sister, back to back, they were able to get through it.”


CADA has been a staple of our community since 1949, becoming a great resource for people and their families struggling with addiction.

The Mentor Program matches Santa Barbara County youth enrolled in 3rd to 8th grades with caring adult mentors who encourage personal growth, self-esteem, academic performance, and healthy family dynamics. The program currently supports 75 mentor-mentee matches, and the need for additional mentors continues to grow. cadasb.org

Penny Jenkins Mentor Champion Award

I had the honor to meet the three of them eight years ago when I filmed them for a CADA video at the beginning of their mentor-mentee relationship. The children were so happy to have Kenny’s support. “I like that he makes me laugh,” Rodrigo said then.

Over the years, CADA also arranged for Paul and Jane Orfalea’s Audacious Foundation to cover their much-needed orthodontic treatments.

Now Rodrigo is about to embark into a college career and Itzy’s a freshman in High School. Their futures are bright, and their teeth are straight.

“If you have been a parent whose child has grown up and moved out of the house, you’re the perfect mentor candidate, because you’ve been in training for 17 to 18 years,” continued Slaught, who co-founded Storyteller Children’s Center, a therapeutic preschool for children

facing adverse challenges. He remains on the board today. “It makes an incredible difference to a child who’s in a difficult situation to have a mentor donate just an hour a week to lend support and guidance.”

The young people spoke about how grateful they were to have received the support from their mentor.

CADA provides support and covers activities for the mentees, some donated by organizations like the Santa Barbara Zoo.

The event ended with Montecito Bank & Trust President & CEO Janet Garufis leading a paddle raise in order to fill the arks that support the Mentor Program.


March 2024

Jim Patterson

“Discovering God in Everyday Life”

Wednesday, March 6 @ 7pm

TJ Woodward

“The Unharmable Workshop”

Sunday, March 17 @ Noon

Unity Singers’ Spring Concert “We Remember — Songs of Prayer and Praise”

Friday, March 22 @ 7pm

Lark Batteau

Readings and songs from her memoir

March 24 @ Noon

Easter 2024 “Be the Light”

Sunday, March 31 @ 10am

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Joe Logan, keynote speaker and founder of Teen Star with 2023 Teen Star Andrew Diffenderfer Janet Garufis Kenny Slaught with mentees Itzy and Rodrigo. Rodrigo will be the first in his family to attend college (he just found out he got accepted to Loyola Marymount). Anne Smith Towbes and Rona Barrett Scott Whitely, CADA Executive Director; Rodrigo; Itzy; Kenny Slaught; and Catherine Remak Photos by Isaac Hernandez
Upcoming events at Unity of Santa Barbara 227 E Arrellaga St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 unitysb.org
Miracle Monday 1st Mondays @ 7pm Sound Healing 2nd Tuesdays @ 7pm Vibrant Living Speakers Series 1st Wednesdays @ 7pm Rapid Healing with Mantra & Meditation 4th Wednesdays @ 7pm
Healing QiGong Thursdays @ 5:30pm Ongoing Events
Easter 2024
Friendship Sunday 2nd Sundays @ 10am Dances of Universal Peace 4th Sundays @ 12pm

On the Street with John Palminteri

Food Bank Helps Seniors

TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH: The Food Bank of Santa Barbara County is responding to the needs of seniors, especially at a time when the cost of food at grocery stores is rising.

Special fully loaded bags are given out every other Tuesday from 11am to 12 noon at the Goleta Community Center. It’s for adults over the age of 60, or over 55 to 59 with a disability.

In addition to food items like pasta, almonds, and canned goods, said Debra Krause, adding, “there’s greens and potatoes and onions and carrots and oranges. I mean the whole gamut of more available produce.”

Volunteers help with the pickup process and even do a carry out service. Paul Marcus said he likes to “give a little to people who could use some help and they are extremely appreciative which makes my job wonderful.”

The special senior distribution program is in addition to the full schedule of fresh produce and groceries already offered throughout the month county wide.

Orchid Show


The annual Santa Barbara International Orchid show has the world’s most incredible orchids on display and for sale all weekend at the Earl Warren showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

Mystery at the Maritime Museum

TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH: The “Heist at the Harbor” event at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Friday was a dinner theater mystery with both pro actors and audience participation. The funds raised will help the museum with numerous exhibits and events throughout the year.

Rescue & Release


The rescued barn owl that was entangled recently in fishing line was released Saturday at the Stow House property in Goleta.

The owl was in rehab at the Ojai Raptor Center. Also contributing to the recovery and care were the Santa Barbara Audubon Society, Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network and Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. The owl was released in the same area where it was rescued.

Power Down

TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH: Sunday night’s large power outage in parts of Montecito and Santa Barbara’s Eastside can be traced back to this giant Eucalyptus tree on Hill Road at Butterfly Lane a block up from Channel Drive. Power lines here were ripped out in two directions.

1st Responders

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH: San Marcos High School is under SECURE protocol. Students are directed to get inside and lock outside doors. Deputies have an active incident NEAR the school - not on campus. Updates to follow...

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MONDAY, MARCH 11TH: Vehicle into a patio wall. 522 West Montecito St. at Cliff. Santa Barbara City Fire, Police, AMR on scene.

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Cinderella returns home to Santa Barbara R



Ballet’s Cinderella, a fairy tale classic, will be staged at the Lobero for two magical encore performances March 23rd and 24th.

First premiered in 2004, it’s a light-hearted retelling of the long revered story, with music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Rodney Gustafson.

All the beloved storybook characters will come

to vivid life in vivid detail and full-balletic form. Amara Galloway, a company dancer since 2017, plays the title role, and Ethan Ahuero, who joined the ensemble in 2023, is the Prince. Marina Fliagina is Stepmother, and the ever-popular Stepsisters are played by Sergei Domrachev with Nathaniel Tyson (Saturday), and Noam Tsivkin (Sunday). Arianna Hartanov is Fairy Godmother, and the Fairy soloists are Emma Matthews (Spring), Anna Nader (Summer), Rachel Hutsell (Autumn), and Saori Yamashita (Winter).

Part of State Street Ballet’s Family Series, Cinderella is a crowd-pleaser. As an introduction for new audiences, the company is hosting a prematinée event—a special story-time on Sunday, March 24th, at 2:30pm. Young theatre-goers are invited to hear the tale of Cinderella, told by a ballerina, on the lawn in front of the Lobero, before taking their seats for the 3pm performance.

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State Street Ballet, founded in 1994 by Rodney Gustafson, is an internationally acclaimed dance company, led by Artistic Director Megan Philipp and Executive Director Cecily MacDougall. A pioneering collaborative that supports international ensemble members, the company consistently strives for new and innovative artistic opportunities to serve a broad audience. Each season is dedicated to bringing the highest standards of artistry and originality to tried-andtrue classics, and creating innovative works that reflect the contemporary nature of the ensemble. Public performances, educational outreach, community partnerships, and training programs are fundamental to their mission, at home and on tour.

For tickets ($26-$58), March 23rd at 7:30pm and March 24th at 3pm visit www.lobero.org

Amara Galloway as Cinderella Phtos courtesy of State Street Ballet
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Madeleine Peyroux

Paying homage to classic jazz traditions while boldly blazing her own trail through the genre, jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux will be joined by special guest Joy Clark at the Lobero Theatre at 7pm on Sunday, March 17th. For tickets ($66-106 visit www.lobero.org



The Hangout: A Space for Teens • Crafts, board games, video games, & more. Grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.


In Different Realms... El Arte Perdura • Performance by UCSB Dance Company • UCSB Hatlen Theater • $13-19 • 7:30pm Fr, 3/15 & 2pm Sa, 3/16.


Concierto Íntimo • Greek dance and music by Mana Mou Pono ensemble • SB Historical Museum, Covarrubias Adobe • $15-30 • www.sbhistorical.org • 7pm Fr, 3/15.

UCSB Gospel Choir Winter Concert • Traditional and contemporary gospel music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free$10 • https://tinyurl.com/42x8w3xm • 7:30pm Fr, 3/15.

Sphinx Virtuosi • Chamber orchestra concert • CAMA • Lobero Theatre • $48-58 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/15.

Get Lucky: St. Patrick's Day Party • Dance party, music by DJ Darla Bea & Area 51 Band • La Lieff Winery, 210 Gray


A Spring Celebration of Dance • Performance by State Street Ballet Young Dancers • Lobero Theatre • $19-41 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm Sa, 3/16.


An Oscar Celebration! Favorite Film Clips with Live Orchestra • SB Symphony plays Oscar-winning scores • Granada Theatre • $35-175 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/16 & 3pm Su, 3/17.


Tour of Virginia Robinson Gardens • Docent-led tour & lunch • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $225275 • https://tinyurl.com/ycx255wt • 8:45am-5pm Sa, 3/16.

SB Neighborhood CleanUp • Clean Community Division's monthly cleanup at W. Micheltorena & San Andres Streets • Sustainability.SantaBarbaraCA.gov • 9am-12pm Sa, 3/16.

Beautify Goleta • Community clean up • Meet at Community West Bank Parking Lot, 5827 Hollister Ave • Details: https://tinyurl.com/2s3rw97s • 9-11am Sa, 3/16.

Beautify DP • Community clean up at Dos Pueblos • Students can get two community service hours snacks and water provided • 9-11am Sa, 3/16.

Santa Barbara Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish and Santa Barbara eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day! From pub crawls and concerts to a community sing-along and pajama brunch, here is where you can sport your best green attire this St. Patrick’s holiday.

Get Lucky: St. Patrick's Day Party • Dance party with music by DJ Darla Bea & Area 51 Band • La Lieff Winery, 210 Gray Ave • $20 • https://tinyurl.com/efnwk4dy • 6:30-9:30pm Fr, 3/15.

St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl • Party with special deals at over 10 bars • Venues/details: https://tinyurl.com/38pxdkr5 • $14-29 • 1pm-2am Sa, 3/16 & 3/17.

Av • $20 • https://tinyurl.com/efnwk4dy • 6:30-9:30pm Fr, 3/15.

Camerata Pacifica • Classical concert of Brahms, Schoenberg, & Pärt • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $35-75 • https://cameratapacifica.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/15.


Happy Hour at MOXI • Explore exhibits with cocktails • MOXI Museum • Free-$16 • www.moxi.org • 5:30-8pm Fr, 3/15.

Tyler Henry • Live act from the Hollywood Medium • Chumash Casino • $59-89 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 3/15 & 3/16.



Saturday Storytime • Stories, songs, and activities • SB Public Library • Paseo Nuevo, De la Guerra Place • Free • 3-3:30pm Sa, 3/16.


Wasted Potential - CoEd Comedy Night • Standup comedy with headliner Lynn Maleh • Java Station, 4447 Hollister Ave. • $10-15 • https://tinyurl.com/bds5u25u • 7pm Sa, 3/16.

The Beer Garden • Explore the garden and sip craft brews • SB Botanic Garden • Sold out • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 11:30am4pm Sa, 3/16.


Fun in the Sun Walk & Roll for Inclusion Awareness Event • Supporting adults with disabilities, presented by Momentum WORK, Inc. • Chase Palm Park • $25-40 • https://tinyurl.com/yx7sykz4 • 9:30am12pm Sa, 3/16.

St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

• Party with special deals at over 10 bars • Venues/details: https://tinyurl. com/38pxdkr5 • $14-29 • 1pm-2am Sa, 3/16 & 3/17.

Blue Water Ball • Dinner, music, and talk by CEO of Patagonia to support SB Channelkeeper • Cabrillo Pavilion • Sold out, donations: https://bluewaterball.org • 5-9pm Sa, 3/16.

The VADA Draw • Art lottery and cocktail party supporting SB High’s Visual Arts & Design Academy • Community Arts Workshop • $50-175 • https://tinyurl.com/yc7ewa72 • 7-10pm Sa, 3/16.



Library Lab: Eclipse Edition

• Science activities, crafts, and eclipse glasses • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 1:30-3pm Su, 3/17.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Sing • SB Revels leads an Irish community sing • Creekside Restaurant & Bar • $10-20 • www.santabarbararevels.org • 4-6pm Su, 3/17.

St Patrick's Day Pajama Brunch • Brunch, bites, & beats from DJ Darla Bea • Finch & Fork, Canary Hotel • 11am-2pm Su, 3/17.

Patrick's Day Bash - Spencer & The Worried Lads • Blend of Irish, calypso, Tex Mex, and indie folk pop • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 4-8pm Su, 3/17.


SHINE! • Youth choreographers presented by Arts Mentorship Program • Center Stage Theater • $15-35 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 4pm Su, 3/17.


Soil Preparation Presentation • Talk by UC Master Gardeners of SB County • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/5dbm4c2d • 10am-12pm Su, 3/17.


St. Patrick’s Day Pub Sing • SB Revels leads an Irish community sing • Creekside Restaurant & Bar • $10-20 • www.santabarbararevels.org • 4-6pm Su, 3/16.

Madeleine Peyroux • Jazz concert with special guest Joy Clark • Lobero Theatre • $66-106 • www. lobero.org • 7pm Su, 3/17.

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Santa Barbara Blues Society’s 47th Annual Birthday

Celebrate 47 years of the Santa Barbara Blues Society in style when Chris Cain and his band perform a set of their Memphisstyle electric blues at the Carrillo Recreation Center at 7pm on Saturday, March 23rd. The show will open with a set by Celso Salim and Darryl Carriere, and birthday cake will be served at intermission. For tickets ($10-45) visit https://sbblues.org

Patrick's Day Bash - Spencer & The Worried Lads • Blend of Irish, calypso, Tex Mex, and indie folk pop • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 4-8pm Su, 3/17.


Ocean Ambassador Beach Cleanups • Care for our shoreline

• East Beach, meet by Skater's Point • Register: https://tinyurl.com/472zdtdk • 10am-12pm Su, 3/17.

Hike Arroyo Hondo Preserve

• The first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/42y5atm4

SB Rollers • Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.


St Patrick's Day Pajama Brunch • Brunch, bites, & beats from DJ Darla Bea • Finch & Fork, Canary Hotel • 11am-2pm Su, 3/17.

Monday 3|18


Fractured Fairy Tales & Subversion: Red Ridin’ In The Hood And Other Cuentos By Patricia Marcantonio Webinar by Professor Marina Bernardo Flórez • UCSB IHC • Free, register: www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 10-11am Mo, 3/18.


Conversation • All levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way •

Sansum Clinic Hiring Event

• Looking for a career in health care? Learn about opportunities • 215 Pesetas Lane • Park north side of the building • careers.sansumclinic.org • 9am-5pm Tu, 3/19.


Killer Queen • Rock concert tribute to Queen • Granada Theatre • $46-81 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Tu, 3/19.


Solstice Equinox Mini Fair

• Learn more about 50th Solstice • Legacy Art SB, 1230 State St • www.solsticeparade.com • 5:30pm ceremony; 7:30 mini fair Tu, 3/19.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

• Free tax assistance for low-income residents • Eastside Library • Details: www.unitedwaysb.org/vita • 3-7pm Tu & We, through 4/30.

Wednesday 3|20


Understanding Medicare • Free informational webinar • HICAP • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 2pm We, 3/20.

Book to Action: Kiss the Ground Community Book Club

Discover how you can live more sustainably and care for our planet when the Central Library hosts a Book to Action community discussion on Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World by Josh Tickell from 12 to 1pm in Faulkner Gallery on Thursday, March 21st. Additional book clubs will be held on April 2nd and May 12th.

To register for this free event visit https://tinyurl.com/25vd46ru

• https://tinyurl.com/5dncwn28 • 3-6pm Th, 3/21.

English Conversation Group

• Practice English language skills naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th.

http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm Mon.


Project Connect

Groundbreaking Ceremony

City of Goleta celebrates its pedestrian access and road improvement project • 5551 Hollister Ave • Free • 11am Mo, 3/18.

Give a Hoot: A PlantPowered Benefit for Rooted • Plant-powered dinner and live entertainment supporting Rooted SB County • The Blue Owl • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/bdd2tdw2 • 6pm Mo, 3/18.

Tuesday 3|19


Bikes and Data – A Santa

Barbara Story • Talk by Professor Trisalyn Nelson and local officials • CEC Environmental Hub • Free • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/4jadywum • 4:30-7pm Tu, 3/19.

Chaucer’s Author Talk • With local author Diane Fox, Living with Agent Orange: Conversations in Postwar Vietnam • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Tu, 3/19.

Stellar Sleuthing: How Scientists Learn from Lights in the Sky • Talk by UCSB KITP Postdoctoral Scholar Evan Anders • SOhO • Free • www.sohosb.com • 6pm Tu, 3/19.

Le Cercle Français • French conversation, all levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm We.


Student Tea Session • Observe a Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden tea garden • Included with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am-12:30pm We, 3/20.


LGBTQ+ PROUD Youth Group • Community building and games for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-18 • Pacific Pride Fdn • Central Library, upper level teen area • Free • 4-6pm We, 3/20.

Thursday 3|21


Taking Control After a Dementia Diagnosis • Educational workshop by attorney Julianna Malis • Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Ln • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yc5zvvnx • 11am Th, 3/21.

Book to Action: Kiss the Ground Book Discussion • Community book club on Kiss the Ground by Josh Tickell • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/25vd46ru • 12-1pm Th, 3/21.

Let’s Talk Finance • Nonprofit finance workshop and mixer • 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, SB • Free-$55

Writing in the Galleries • Write inspired by art, led by author Bernard Ferguson • Zoom event • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/3kdnd5d6 • 5:307pm Th, 3/21.

Aging and Mobility: Fundamentals and Frontiers

• Talk by Westmont professor Adam Goodworth and alumnus Maury Hayashida • Community Arts Workshop • Free • 5:30pm Th, 3/21.

History of Ojai Herb Walks

• Webinar by herb walk leader Lanny Kaufer • Artemisia Academy • Free • https://tinyurl.com/uekbcnub • 6-7pm Th, 3/21.

Hiking and Backpacking in the San Rafael Wilderness • Talk by writer and trail guide James Wapotich • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • Free • 6:30-7:30pm Th, 3/21.

Maritime Distinguished Speaker Series: Life Hidden

In Plain Sight • Talk by Marine Genome Project Co-Founder Daniel Ortega • SB Maritime Museum • $1020 • www.sbmm.org • 7pm Th, 3/21.


Verona Quartet • Chamber music concert • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $20-25 • www.sbma.net • 7:30pm Th, 3/21.


¡Si Se Puede! Unity March • SBCC student empowerment program • rally begins outside the West Campus Center • 1-2:30pm Th, 3/21.

Yoga at the Garden • Guided yoga for all levels • SB Botanic Garden tea garden • $15-30 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-10am Th, 3/21.

Friday 3|22


Fairy Homes Craft Night • Families can make their own fairy homes • SB Botanic Garden tea garden • $5-10 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 5-7pm Fr, 3/22.


Westmont Orchestra • Chamber music concert • First Presbyterian Church • Free • 7pm Fr, 3/22.

Unity Singers Spring Concert

• Presenting “We Remember – Songs of Prayer and Praise” • Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 E. Arrellaga St. • Free • 7pm Fr, 3/22.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

Whether you’re searching for opportunities to shop from womenowned businesses or ways to learn more about women’s rights movements, Santa Barbara will be celebrating women and women’s history all month long!

RBG Movie Screening • Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a talk by Joyce E. Dudley, former SB Deputy District Attorney • Alcazar Theatre • $15 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 3/15.

The Theatre of RBG • Re-enactments of the Supreme Court Oral Arguments of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Alcazar Theatre • $1520 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 3/16 & 3pm Su, 3/17.

Women of Wine Social • Social celebration of local women winemakers • Finch & Fork, Kimpton Canary Hotel • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/393jvsyp • 3-5pm Su, 3/24.


The Hangout: A Space for Teens • Crafts, board games, video games, and more for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.

Saturday 3|23


Shen Yun 2024 World Tour • Dance and music exploring Chinese history • Granada Theatre • $86-171 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm & 7pm Sa, 3/23; 1pm 3/24.

Cinderella • State Street Ballet performs this timeless fairytale • Lobero Theatre • $26-58 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/23 & 3pm Su, 3/24.


Be Set Free • Talk by Christian Science practitioner Nicole Virgil • Franklin Neighborhood Center • Free • 11am-12:30pm Sa, 3/23.


A Song Celebration • Concert by tenor Chad Ruyle & soprano Nichole Dechaine • Westmont College, Deane Chapel • Free • 4pm Sa, 3/23.

Santa Barbara Blues Society’s 47th Annual Birthday • Celebratory concert by The Chris Cain Band • Carrillo Recreation Center • $1045 • https://sbblues.org • 7pm Sa, 3/23.


Seasonal Native Plant

Maintenance • Introductory gardening class • SB Botanic Garden • $25-40 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10:30am Sa, 3/23.

Elings Transformation

Project Open House • Learn about local restoration efforts • Elings Park • Free, details: www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-11am Sa, 3/23.


SoCal Museums Free-For-All

• Enjoy free entry to local and SoCal museums • Participating venues: https://socalmuseums.org • Museum hours, Sa, 3/23.

Hand Stitching Purses & Pouches Workshop • Learn how to make one of a kind bags • EE Makerspace, 302 E. Cota St. • $10-12 • https://tinyurl.com/yc4mzrkb • 11:30am-2pm Sa, 3/23.

Roomful of Teeth with Gabriel Kahane

Admire the power of the human voice when UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomes Grammy Award-winning contemporary vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, joined by special guest Gabriel Kahane, at the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall at 4pm on Sunday, March 24th. For tickets to this rescheduled concert ($10-40) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu


Treasure Island • Genderswapped retelling of this classic adventure • Theatre Group at SBCC • Garvin Theatre, SBCC • $15-24 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com • 7:30pm through 3/16.

On The Roof • InterAct original musical based on a local theatre story • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $18-25 • www.luketheatre.org • 2-4pm Sa, 3/16.

Wolf At The Door • Gothic fairytale inspired by Latino folklore and mythology • PCPA • Severson Theatre, Santa Maria • Starting at $49 • www.pcpa.org • Through 3/17.

The Theatre of RBG • Re-enactments of the Supreme Court Oral Arguments of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Alcazar Theatre • $15-20 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 3/16 & 3pm Su, 3/17.

Carpinteria Improv • Interactive improv class • Alcazar Theatre • $10 • www.thealcazar.org • 7-9pm Tu.

Learn to Make Sauerkraut and Quick Kimchi • Workshop by UC Master Food Preserver Program • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • Free, register: https://tinyurl. com/rapz3waf • 12-2pm Sa, 2/23.

Carpinteria Festival of Books

• Meet over 20 local authors and shop books • Carpinteria Writers Group • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • https://carpinteriaartscenter.org • 12-4pm Sa, 3/23.

Sunday 3|24


Chamber Ensembles Concert

• Featuring Westmont students • Westmont College, Deane Chapel • Free • 3pm Su, 3/24.

Fearless Women of Song • Vocalists Sherry Shaoling and Shirley Xiao-Ling Wang • Chamber on the Mountain • Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai • $35 • www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com • 3pm Su, 3/24.

Roomful of Teeth with Gabriel Kahane • Contemporary

vocal ensemble concert • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $10-40 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb. edu • 4pm Su, 3/24.


SB Rollers • Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.


Lark Ascending • Readings and songs by author Lark Batteau • Unity Church • Free • 12-1:30pm Su, 3/24.

Spring Fling Dog Palooza

Adoption Event • Adopt dogs of varying age, breeds, and personalities • Care4Paws and local rescue groups • 800 block State St. • Free • 1-3pm Su, 3/24.

On Waves of Bliss • Nondenominational meditation workshop led by Rupa Meditation • Unity of Santa Barbara • $25-100 • 2-5:30pm Su, 3/24.

Women of Wine Social • Social celebration of local women winemakers • Finch & Fork, Kimpton Canary Hotel • $25 • https://tinyurl. com/393jvsyp • 3-5pm Su, 3/24.

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Deepak Chopra To Keynote Illuminate Film Festival A

SHOWCASE OF EVOLUTIONARY CINEMA, Illuminate Film Festival has relocated to culturally rich Santa Barbara, the home to multiple film festivals, and will launch their 10th annual festival with a keynote address by Deepak Chopra on Friday April 5th at the Lobero Theatre.

“By showcasing uplifting socially-conscious films and by bringing community together around these meaningful stories and evolutionary ideas, we hope to offer an antidote to the despair and overwhelm that so many are grappling with,” stated Téana David, Illuminate’s Executive Director, in an announcement.

Following nine successful years in the red rocks of Sedona, Illuminate Film Festiva is a leading showcase for evolutionary cinema, The festival will begin during the day at Fiesta 5 followed by an evening inaugural event at the Lobero Theater. Screenings will continue throughout the weekend at Fiesta 5. The festival runs in person April 5th to April 7th, and On-line: Worldwide – April 8th to April 14th.

“Illuminate’s mission is to elevate humanity’s sense of self, purpose, and possibility and to leverage the power of cinema to inspire lasting social transformation,” commented Mahil Senathirajah, Director of Community Relations, Illuminate Film Festival.

Best-selling author, Deepak Chopra, will inaugurate the festival with an inspiring talk about cultivating a “quantum perspective.”

A reception will begin the evening as a pre-show mixer outside the Lobero where attendees can mingle, share perspectives, and will include a photo opportunity on the “green carpet.”

“One of the Festival’s core goals is to create a permanent, vibrant, interactive, and diverse community of people in Santa Barbara who share an interest in fostering creative solutions to our collective challenges,” Senathirajah continued.

The opening night film will be Love Over Money, a documentary portrait of Baskin-Robbins heir, John Robbins, who, compelled by the mistreatment of dairy cows and conflict with his father over the Viet Nam war, walks away from a life of luxury to forge his own path.

“We intend to entertain while evoking curiosity and critical thinking, planting seeds that can inspire us to take collaborative action toward the greater good. Our 2024 Festival theme, Movies Make Movements Happen, reflects this commitment,” added David. For tickets, visit: https://2024.illuminatefilmfestival.com/

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Wed 4/17: 8pm: Herbie Hancock

Thur 4/18: 7:30pm: RuPaul

Tue 4/23: 8pm: Rhiannon Giddens

Fri 5/3: 8pm: Marca MP

Fri 4/19: 8pm: Antonio Sanchez Birdman Live!

Fri 4/26: 8pm: Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Sun 5/19: 7pm: Jacob Collier

Sun 4/21: 4:30pm: José Andrés

Tue 4/30: 7:30pm: Amanda Gorman

Sat 10/26: 8pm: Eslabón Armado


One Life (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:20, 5:00, 7:40. Sat/Sun: 11:40, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40.

Kung Fu Panda 4* (PG): Fri-Thur: 2:10, 3:25, 4:35, 5:50, 7:00, 8:15.Sat/Sun: 11:45, 1:00, 2:10, 3:25, 4:35, 5:50, 7:00, 8:15.

Snack Shack (R): Fri-Sat: 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50. Sun: 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:25.

Mon-Thur: 3:00, 5:40, 8:25.

Dune: Part 2* (PG13): Fri: 2:00, 3:20, 5:40, 7:00, 9:20. Sat: 11:45, 2:00, 3:20, 5:40, 7:00, 9:20. Sun: 11:15, 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:15. Mon-Thur: 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:15.

Imaginary (PG13): Fri-Sat: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25. Sun: 12;05, 2:40, 5:30, 8:05. Mon-Wed: 2:40, 5:30, 8:05. Thur: 7:45.

Cabrini (PG13): Fri: 420, 7:45. Sat: 12:45, 4:20, 7:45. Sun-Wed: 1:15, 4:30, 7:45. Thur: 1:15, 4:30.

Arthur the King* (PG-13): Fri-Sat: 1:20, 4:05, 6:45, 9:30. Sun: 11:55, 2:30, 5:15, 7:55. Mon-Wed: 2:30, 5:15, 7:55. Thur: 2:30, 5:15, 7:55.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire* (PG13): Thur: 2:40, 5:25, 8:05.

The Taste of Things (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:00.

Poor Things (R): Fri-Wed: 4:10, 7:20. Thur: 4:10.

Oppenheimer (R): Fri-Thur: 7:05.

William Shatner (NR): Thur: 7:20.

RBG Movie Screening • Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a talk by Joyce E. Dudley, former SB Deputy District Attorney • Alcazar Theatre • $15 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 3/15.

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2024

Short films showcasing global fly fishing experiences • Santa Barbara Flyfishers • Lobero Theatre • $16-22 • www.lobero.org • 7pm Tu, 3/19.

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2024

Embark on a cinematic world tour of fly fishing experiences from the Amazon, Bahamas, Pacific Northwest, and beyond when the Santa Barbara Flyfishers presents a night of short films at the Lobero Theatre at 7pm on Tuesday, March 19th. For tickets ($16-22) visit www.lobero.org


Dune: Part 2* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:00, 4:30, 5:45, 8:15. Sat/Sun: 12:45, 2:00, 4:30, 5:45, 8:15. Mon-Thur: 2:30, 4:15, 6:15, 8:00.

Ordinary Angels (PG): Fri-Thur: 5:00. Imaginary (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:45, 5:25, 8:00.

American Fiction (R): Fri-Wed: 2:15, 7:45. Thur: 2:15. Immaculate (R): Thur: 7:45.


Snack Shack (R): Fri-Thur: 2:40, 5:20, 8:00.

Kung Fu Panda 4* (PG): Fri: 1:15, 2:30, 3:40, 4:55, 6:05, 7:20, 8:30. Sat/Sun: 1:15, 2:30, 3:40, 4:55/3D, 6:05, 7:20, 8:30. Mon-Thur: 2:30, 3:40, 4:55, 6:05, 7:20.

Wonka (PG): Fri-Wed: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30.

Demon Slayer - Sub (PG13): Fri-Wed: 2:20, 5:10, 7:45. Thur: 2:20, 5:10.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire* (PG13): Thur: 2:00, 4:40, 7:30.

Love Lies Bleeding (R): Thur: 7:45.



Arthur the King* (PG-13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:50, 5:25, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00.

Cabrini (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:40, 4:30, 7:45. One Life (PG): Fri-WedThur: 2:00, 4:40, 7:20.

Bob Marley: One Love (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:50, 4:55, 7:30.

Dune: Part 2* (PG13): Fri-Thur: 3:15, 7:00.

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Consumers Confident No Recession


why we have avoided a recession. Consumers don’t believe it will happen. And consumers drive some 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. So their attitudes tend to make or break economic growth. When they decide conditions are worsening, they save more and spend less.

But that isn’t happening today.

Consumers continue to spend into the New Year, and surveys that measure their attitudes show they feel good enough to continue to spend.

remained the main preoccupation of consumers, they are now a bit less concerned about food and gas prices, which have eased in recent months. But they are more concerned about the labor market situation and the U.S. political environment,” said its Chief Economist Dana Peterson.

Economic VOICE

I like the Conference Board’s confidence survey that states, it “reflects prevailing business conditions and likely developments for the months ahead. This monthly report details consumer attitudes, buying intentions, vacation plans, and consumer expectations for inflation, stock prices, and interest rates.”

And this is also reflected in their “perceived likelihood” that a recession is less likely this year.

“February’s write-in responses revealed that while overall inflation

Their main concern seems caused by the primary elections and sloganeering that goes with the election season. But consumers are beginning to realize they have benefited from the record number of jobs created over the past two years.

Consumer spending is the main reason growth has been so strong. Spending was revised upward from 2.8 percent to three percent annually in last week’s Personal Consumption Expenditure survey.

The University of Michigan’s sentiment survey also followed by economists (and pundits) is even more upbeat.

Survey Director Joanne Hsu commented, “Consumer sentiment moved sideways this month, slipping just two index points below January and holding the gains in sentiment seen over the past three months. Expected

business conditions remained substantially higher than last autumn, with short-run expectations now 63 percent above and long-run expectations 46 percent above November 2023 readings.”

Consumers seem to remain one step ahead of the pundits and pay less attention

to the headlines and hysteria generated by mass media and more attention to their personal financial wellbeing.

This is a heartening sign that facts can win over fiction and consumers will keep the post-pandemic recovery alive.

Harlan Green © 2024 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Barbara Frances Levenstein.

A Petition for Probate has been filed by Marla Levenstein in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.

The Petition for Probate requests that Marla Levenstein be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 04/25/2024; Time: 9:00 a.m.; Dept.: 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARARA, ANACAPA DIVISION, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the Court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, Electronically filed 2/29/2024 by Nicolette Barnard, Deputy.

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2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0000384. Published March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2024.

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Program of Projects submitted by Steve Maas: SMAAS@sbmtd.gov MTD

Santa Barbara MTD

Notice of Public Hearing

Program Of Projects for 49 USC §5307

This proposed Program of Projects (POP) is for an estimated total of $5,302,476 in operating assistance for the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (SBMTD) for Fiscal Year 2025 (July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025). The source of the funds is the estimated FY 2025 49 USC §5307 apportionment to the Santa Barbara Urbanized Area from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration. The proposed POP can be reviewed on the MTD website at www.sbmtd.gov or by contacting the following:

Steve Maas

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 550 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 smaas@sbmtd.gov (805) 963-3364

A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 9:30 A.M. at the address above to provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposed POP. Please call (805) 963-3366 or visit sbmtd.gov/ about/agendas-archives/current-board-agenda for methods of presenting a public comment. Written comments can be forwarded to the address above prior to the public hearing.

Unless the proposed POP is changed, this notice will serve as the Final Program of Projects. If the proposed POP is changed, a final POP will be published.

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BID NO. 5045

1. Bid Submission. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept electronic bids for its Santa Barbara Municipal Airport Taxiways M, G, & J Pavement Improvements Project (“Project”), by or before April 10, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., through its PlanetBids portal. Bidders must be registered on the City of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids portal in order to submit a Bid proposal and to receive addendum notifications. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually submitted/uploaded with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Large files may take more time to be submitted/uploaded to PlanetBids, so plan accordingly. The receiving time on the PlanetBids server will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, hardcopy, and facsimile bids will not be accepted.

If any Addendum issued by City is not acknowledged online by the Bidder, the PlanetBids System will prevent the Bidder from submitting a Bid Proposal. Bidders are responsible for obtaining all addenda from City’s PlanetBids portal.

Bid results and awards will be available on PlanetBids.

Bids will be called out on Microsoft Teams at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Join Teams Meeting:

Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/join-a-meeting

Meeting ID: 268 817 952 489

Passcode: YfoY5q

2. Project Information.

2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, 500 James Fowler Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 and is described as follows:

Bid Schedule A – Base Bid

• Taxiways G and J Pavement Improvements

o Cold milling of existing asphalt pavement, 4” depth, 3” depth, and variable depth based on location

o Repair of cracks on existing asphalt pavement for taxiway shoulders and milled surfaces

o Pavement marking removal.

o Paving of P-401 asphalt surface course, 4” depth (2 - 2” lifts) and 2” depth based on location

o Asphalt pavement grade transitions on Taxiway J and associated shoulders

o Application of P-626 emulsified asphalt slurry seal surface treatment on taxiway shoulders

o Application of P-620 pavement markings

• Construct No-Taxi Island on Taxiways G and Reconfigure Taxiway J Connector Geometry

o Removal of existing taxiway edge lights

o Removal of existing runway guard lights and base cans

o Removal of existing airfield guidance signs

o Removal of existing cable

o Installation of new conduit, counterpoise, and cable

o Installation of new L-868C junction cans

o Installation of new and salvaged L-861T(L) elevated taxiway edge lights on new base cans

o Installation of salvaged L-852G(L) in-pavement runway guard lights on new base cans

o Installation of new and salvaged L-804(L) elevated runway guard lights on new base cans

o Installation of new and salvaged L-858(L) airfield guidance signs on new and existing concrete pads

o Application of P-620 pavement markings

Bid Schedule B – Bid Alternate No. 1

• Taxiway M Rehabilitation

o Cold milling of existing asphalt pavement, 4” depth and 2” depth based on location

o Repair of cracks on existing asphalt pavement for taxiway shoulders and milled surfaces

o Pavement marking removal

o Paving of P-401 asphalt surface course, 4” depth (2 - 2” lifts) and 2” depth based on location

o Application of P-626 emulsified asphalt slurry seal surface treatment on taxiway shoulders

o Application of P-620 pavement markings

Bid Schedule C – Bid Alternate No. 2

• Terminal Apron Pavement Repairs

o Removal of existing asphalt pavement and aggregate base

o Unclassified excavation

o Construction of P-156 Cement-treated subgrade, 16” depth

o Construction of P-209 Crushed Aggregate Base Course, 8” depth

o Paving of P-401 Asphalt Base Course (5” depth, 2 - 2.5” lifts) and Surface Course (4” depth, 2 - 2” lifts)

o Application of P-620 pavement markings

2.2 Time for Final Completion. The Project must be fully completed within 109 Working Days and 104.5 Hours from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about August 1, 2024, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding.

2.3 Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost, including both Bid Alternates is $9,057,250. Bid Schedules are broken out as follows:

bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.

4. Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website at: http://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959

5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of five percent (5%) of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award.

6. Prevailing Wage Requirements.

6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.

6.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. Attention is directed to the Federal minimum wage rate requirements in the specifications. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The City of Santa Barbara will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes “helper” (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage rate determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and subcontractors, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the Federal minimum wage rate, which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question. Federal wage determinations issued under the DavisBacon and related Acts are available electronically at no cost at Wage Determinations OnLine.gov, http://www.wdol.gov/Index.aspx. This is a federally-assisted project and DavisBacon (DBRA) requirements will be strictly enforced. The Federal Contract Provisions will be incorporated into the successful bidder’s contract as applicable and are attached hereto as “Special Conditions Part 1 - Federal Contract Provisions for FAA AIP Projects.” Contractors, including all subcontractors and apprentices, must be eligible to participate. Actual prevailing wage rates will be determined as of the bid opening date. If any modifications have been issued to the wage decision, the contractor must adhere to the modified wage decision.

6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4, and the Federal Contract Provisions for AIP Funded Projects, and the Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular 150-5370-10H.

7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.

8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.

9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.

10. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.

11. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Bidders are advised that, as required by federal law, the State has established a statewide overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal. This Agency federal-aid contract is considered to be part of the statewide overall DBE goal. The Agency is required to report to Caltrans on DBE participation for all federal aid contracts each year so that attainment efforts may be evaluated. This agency federal aid contract has a goal of One Percent (1%) DBE participation.

12. Bidders’ Conference. A bidders’ conference will be held on March 27, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (PST), at the following location: Airport Administration Office located at 601 Firestone Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, to acquaint all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The bidders’ conference is not mandatory. A bidder who fails to attend a mandatory bidders’ conference may be disqualified from bidding.

13. Federally Funded Project. The majority of this project is funded under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Contractor(s) will be required to comply with specific federal contract provisions as listed herein and contained in the Bid Documents.

3. License and Registration Requirements.

3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class A

3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a


A. The Offeror’s or Bidder’s attention is called to the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the “Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications” set forth herein.

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Bid Schedule A Base Bid (Taxiways G & J) $4,689,900.00 Bid Schedule B Bid Alternate No. 1 (Taxiway M) $2,755,550.00 Bid Schedule C Bid Alternate No. 2 (Terminal Apron) $1,611,800.00 Total of all 3 $9,057,250.00

B. The goals and timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the Contractor’s aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area, are as follows:


Goals for minority participation for each trade: 19.7%

Goals for female participation in each trade: 6.9%

These goals are applicable to all of the Contractor’s construction work (whether or not it is Federal or federally assisted) performed in the covered area. If the Contractor performs construction work in a geographical area located outside of the covered area, it shall apply the goals established for such geographical area where the work is actually performed. With regard to this second area, the Contractor also is subject to the goals for both its federally involved and nonfederally involved construction.

The Contractor’s compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41 CFR 60-4.3(a) and its efforts to meet the goals. The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor’s goals shall be a violation of the contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4. Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.

C. The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) within 10 working days of award of any construction subcontract in excess of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the contract resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address, and telephone number of the subcontractor; employer identification number of the subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the subcontract is to be performed.

D. As used in this notice and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the “covered area” is City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara, State of California.


The CITY of SANTA BARBARA, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 USC §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders or offerors that it will affirmatively ensure that for any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and no businesses will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), creed, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), age, or disability in consideration for an award.


The Owner’s award of this contract is conditioned upon Bidder or Offeror satisfying the good faith effort requirements of 49 CFR § 26.53.

As a condition of responsibility, every Bidder or Offeror must submit the following information on the forms provided herein within five days after bid opening.

A) The names and addresses of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms that will participate in the contract;

B) A description of the work that each DBE firm will perform;

C) The dollar amount of the participation of each DBE firm listed under (1);

D) Written statement from Bidder or Offeror that attests their commitment to use the DBE firm(s) listed under (1) to meet the Owner’s project goal;

E) Written confirmation from each listed DBE firm that it is participating in the contract in the kind and amount of work provided in the prime contractor’s commitment; and

F) If Bidder or Offeror cannot meet the advertised project DBE goal, evidence of good faith efforts undertaken by the Bidder or Offeror as described in appendix A to 49 CFR part 26. The documentation of good faith efforts must include copies of each DBE and nonDBE subcontractor quote submitted to the bidder when a non-DBE subcontractor was selected over a DBE for work on the contract.


All contracts and subcontracts that result from this solicitation incorporate by reference the provisions of 29 CFR part 201, et seq, the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with the same force and effect as if given in full text. The FLSA sets minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for full and part-time workers. The Contractor has full responsibility to monitor compliance to the referenced statute or regulation. The Contractor must address any claims or disputes that arise from this requirement directly with the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division.


C) has not entered into any subcontract for any product to be used on the Federal project that is produced in a foreign country included on the list of countries that discriminate against U.S. firms published by the USTR.

This certification concerns a matter within the jurisdiction of an agency of the United States of America and the making of a false, fictitious, or fraudulent certification may render the maker subject to prosecution under Title 18 USC § 1001.

The Offeror/Contractor must provide immediate written notice to the Owner if the Offeror/ Contractor learns that its certification or that of a subcontractor was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. The Contractor must require subcontractors provide immediate written notice to the Contractor if at any time it learns that its certification was erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. Unless the restrictions of this clause are waived by the Secretary of Transportation in accordance with 49 CFR § 30.17, no contract shall be awarded to an Offeror or subcontractor:

A) who is owned or controlled by one or more citizens or nationals of a foreign country included on the list of countries that discriminate against U.S. firms published by the USTR; or

B) whose subcontractors are owned or controlled by one or more citizens or nationals of a foreign country on such USTR list; or

C) who incorporates in the public works project any product of a foreign country on such USTR list.

Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render, in good faith, the certification required by this provision. The knowledge and information of a contractor is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. The Offeror agrees that, if awarded a contract resulting from this solicitation, it will incorporate this provision for certification without modification in all lower tier subcontracts. The Contractor may rely on the certification of a prospective subcontractor that it is not a firm from a foreign country included on the list of countries that discriminate against U.S. firms as published by USTR, unless the Offeror has knowledge that the certification is erroneous. This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when making an award. If it is later determined that the Contractor or subcontractor knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may direct through the Owner cancellation of the contract or subcontract for default at no cost to the Owner or the FAA.


The following provisions are incorporated herein by reference with the same force and effect as if given in full text (refer to Federal Contract Provisions section of these specifications for further details):

A) Buy American Preference

(Source: Title 49 USC § 50101; Executive Order 14005, Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers; Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Pub. L. No. 11758), Build America, Buy America (BABA))

B) Civil Rights – General

(Source: 49 USC § 47123; FAA Order 1400.11 )

(Source: 49 USC § 47123; FAA Order 1400.11 )

C) Davis Bacon Act

C) Davis Bacon Act

(Source: 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(D), 29 CFR Part 5, 49 USC § 47112(b), 40 USC §§ 3141-3144, 3146, and 3147). The Davis-Bacon Act ensures that laborers and mechanics employed under the contract receive pay no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits as determined by the Department of Labor.

(Source: 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(D), 29 CFR Part 5, 49 USC § 47112(b), 40 USC §§ 3141 3146, and 3147). The Davis-Bacon Act ensures that laborers and mechanics employed contract receive pay no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits as determined Department of Labor.

D) Debarment and Suspension

D) Debarment and Suspension

(Source: 2 CFR Part 180 (Subpart B), 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(H), 2 CFR Part 1200, DOT 4200.5, Executive Orders 12549 and 12689). By submitting a bid/proposal under this solicitation, bidder or offeror certifies that neither it nor its princi pals are presently debarred or suspended Federal department or agency from participation in this transaction.

E) Lobbying and Influencing Federal Employees

(Source: 2 CFR Part 180 (Subpart B), 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(H), 2 CFR Part 1200, DOT Order 4200.5, Executive Orders 12549 and 12689). By submitting a bid/proposal under this solicitation, the bidder or offeror certifies that neither it nor its principals are presently debarred or suspended by any Federal department or agency from participation in this transaction.

E) Lobbying and Influencing Federal Employees

(Source: 31 USC § 1352 – Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment, 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(I), 49 Part 20, Appendix A)

(Source: 31 USC § 1352 – Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment, 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(I), 49 CFR Part 20, Appendix A)

F) Procurement of Recovered Materials

F) Procurement of Recovered Materials

(Source: 2 CFR § 200.323, 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(J), 40 CFR Part 247, 42 USC § 6901, (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ). Contractor and subcontractor agree to comply with Section 6002 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation Recovery Act, and the regulatory provisions of 40 CFR Part 247.

(See Federal Contract Provisions provided in the Bid Documents for further details.)

(Source: 2 CFR § 200.323, 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(J), 40 CFR Part 247, 42 USC § 6901, et seq (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)). Contractor and subcontractor agree to comply with Section 6002 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the regulatory provisions of 40 CFR Part 247.

(See Federal Contract Provisions provided in the Bid Documents for further details.)

Successful Bidder/Contractor will be required to insert applicable Federal Contract Provisions subcontracts, and shall be responsible for compliance by subcontractor(s).

Successful Bidder/Contractor will be required to insert applicable Federal Contract Provisions in all subcontracts, and shall be responsible for compliance by subcontractor(s).

14. Retention. Retention amount for this Project is 5%.

By submission of an offer, the Offeror certifies that with respect to this solicitation and any resultant contract, the Offeror –

A) is not owned or controlled by one or more citizens of a foreign country included in the list of countries that discriminate against U.S. firms as published by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR);

14. Retention. Retention amount for this Project is 5%.

By: ___________________________________ Date: ___March 11, 2023

B) has not knowingly entered into any contract or subcontract for this project with a person that is a citizen or national of a foreign country included on the list of countries that discriminate against U.S. firms as published by the USTR; and

By: Date: ___March 11, 2023

Brian D’Amour, PE - City Engineer

Brian D’Amour, PE - City Engineer

Publication Dates: 1) March 13, 2024 2) March 20, 2024

Planet Bids Publication Date: March 13, 2024

Publication Dates: 1) March 13, 2024 2) March 20, 2024


Planet Bids Publication Date: March 13, 2024

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Habitat Santa Barbara launches search for new ReStore location


(Habitat Santa Barbara) is ramping up their search for a new ReStore location, and they are asking for help from the wider community.

ReStore, a Habitat for Humanity brand of resale store, is a nonprofit home improvement store that sells new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture, home décor, and more.

“Reopening the ReStore is one of our top strategic priorities, and we know how much the community wants a store back,” said Jessica Wishan de L’Arbre, Habitat Santa Barbara’s CEO. “It provides beautiful and practical items to our community at a fraction of the retail cost while providing the added environmental benefit of diverting useful items from the waste stream.”

Habitat Santa Barbara operated a local ReStore in Goleta until 2020, when they made the difficult decision to close that location at the height of the pandemic closures. Store inventory is donated and sold at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds from a local ReStore would stay local and benefit Habitat Santa Barbara, an organization committed to supporting individuals and families in building or improving a place to call home.

“We know our community members are thoughtful, informed, and observant,” said Lora Fisher, Habitat Santa Barbara Board member and Chair of the ReStore Committee. “We are asking our community to be our eyes and ears as we look for the perfect location to reopen our ReStore.” www.sbhabitat.org | (805)692-2226

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Courtesy of Habitat Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Grid Project Reveals a Hidden World



cut up a map of Santa Barbara into a grid of 31 squares.

Gathering with a group of artists at longtime downtown studio, The Rondo, she proposed starting the Santa Barbara Grid Project, to capture the city through photography and other media, one square mile at a time. Map squares were chosen at random and assigned to artists. They spent the month exploring the area before returning to the group to share their images, and then pick the next square from the remaining pile.

This 3rd Friday the Santa Barbara Grid Project will debut at Elevate Gallery, one of the La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts (LCCCA) spaces located at La Cumbre Plaza.

A spin-off of two group photography projects from Oregon, The Eugene Grid Project and the Portland Grid Project, Santa Barbara is offering its own take on the concept. Although the majority of the work is photography, the project also includes other media such as drawings, collage, sculpture, flip-books, stereograms, and found objects.

The project quickly moved beyond the tourist’s lens. “It is always fun to find hidden paths, tunnels, and stairways in urban locations,” Jablonski noted. Over 400 images have been

“An Encanto pool, but seemingly abandoned; Rose Garden playfulness, but in silhouette; projections on historical structures at night.”
— Lydia Jablonski

created that cover every corner of Santa Barbara, and then some. From the tunnel to Butterfly Beach to the path along the San Roque Creek to the frog wall, a secret Santa Barbara is revealed.

As the images came in, Jablonski noticed a curious phenomena: different takes, from different artists, on the same spaces.

“Over time we have influenced each other artistically. We know the kinds of images that the others will take,” Jablonski says. “I may be out in the field and see an image and think, ‘this is such an Ethan image.’ So I can either skip it assuming he will take it himself or I can decide to take my own version of the image and hope that at the next critique we will be able to see both side-byside. I have included some of these duplicates in the installation.”

Another slow reveal as the project carried on: some of the best art comes from the limits placed upon it, and this project was no different. “I think that two of our constraints for the projects have made the artists stronger at their image-making: One, you need to bring a physical print of your work; two, you can only bring three pieces.” Jablonski added, “Seeing high quality images from other people in the group is always inspiring to push further and try new things during the next month.”

When asked if any particular areas stood out to her, Jablonski said, “We had a square in January 2021 that included Rocky Nook Park, Mission Park, El Encanto Hotel. We got a wide range of colorful, unexpected images: an Encanto pool, but seemingly abandoned; Rose Garden playfulness, but in silhouette; projections on historical structures at night.”

The four grids will be installed successively at the Elevate Gallery in La Cumbre Plaza and available for viewing during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm. Each of the four shows will open during the LCCCA Art Walks that take place on the third Friday of odd months, from 5pm to 8pm, on these dates:

Grid Show 1: Fri, Mar 15

Grid Show 2: Fri, May 17

Grid Show 3: Fri, July 19

Grid Show 4: Fri, September 20


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Butterfly Beach Tunnel, Mar 2020, by Lydia Jablonski Hendrys Beach, Dec 2019, by Ted Mills Encanto Pool, Jan 2021, by Matthew Norris Pollo Loco Parking, Jun 2020, by Matthew Straka

• www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

CASA DEL HERRERO: Gardens & House • by reservation • 1387 East Valley Road • tours 10 & 2 We & Sa • 805-565-5653 • www.casadelherrero.com

CASA DOLORES: Milagros ~ May 15; Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing • 1023 Bath St • 12-4 Tu-Sa • 805-963-1032 • www.casadolores.org

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: New Muralism: Inclusive Visions of Self and Place ~ Nov • 105 East Anapamu St, 1st fl • 805-568-3994

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4 Daily

• www.claystudiosb.org


GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com


Sojourns by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 11-6 We-Sa • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

CPC GALLERY: Carol Talley: Abstracted Landscapes ~ Apr • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • Gallery@CPCSB.org

Su •


HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: 48 Helena Av • 2-6 Fr-Sa • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

10 WEST GALLERY: Atmospheric Conditions ~ Mar 31 • 10 W

Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805-7707711 • www.10westgallery.com


Uncommon Ground by Scott Johnson ~ Mar 9 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • 1–4 Sa & By Appt • www.afsb.org


MUSEUM, UCSB: Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance 1900-1955 ~ May 5; A Box of One’s

Own: Women Beyond Borders ~ May 5 • 12-5 Sa-Su • www.museum.ucsb.edu


Environmental Ed & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org

THE ARTS FUND: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Ave • 11-5 We-Su; www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395

ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: Small Images ~ Apr 6 • 11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr • 805-965-0581 x3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu

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


MUSEUM: SB History Makers Exhibit featuring Silsby Spalding, WW Hollister, Dixie; Saddle & Carriage Collections • Free • 129 Castillo St • 805-962-2353 • 9-3 Mo-Fr • www.carriagemuseum.org


(formerly Wildling Museum): CA’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water | George Rose ~ Jul 8; Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Jul 24 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www.calnatureartmuseum.org

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • 12-4 Th-Su

CYPRESS GALLERY: Cats Rule ~ Mar 24 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • 1-4 Sa & Su • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805-963-1157 • 11–5 Tu-Sa • www.elizabethgordongallery.com

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • 11-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Poetry in Paper ~ Apr 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • 11-5 ThMo • www.elverhoj.org

FAULKNER GALLERY: Edson Smith Photography Collection ~March • 40 E Anapamu St • 10-7 Mo-Th; 10-5 Fri, Sa; 12-5 Sun • 805-962-7653

FAZZINO 3-D STUDIO GALLERY: 3-D original fine art • 529 State St • 805730-9109 • www.Fazzino.com

FIRESIDE GALLERY: Holly HungettCapturing the Essence ~ May 17 • Trinity Lutheran Church • M-F 10-2pm, 909 N La Cumbre Rd

GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-9656611 • 11-5 Mo-Sa; 1-5 Su • www.gallery113sb.com

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Featured Artists Ginny Speirs, Patricia Watkins, Felice Willat ~ Mar • 2920 Grand Av • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com


Gardens • by reservation • 695 Ashley Rd • 805-969-9990 • www.lotusland.org

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: GVAA Artists Exhibit • 500 N. Fairview Av • 10-7 Tu-Th; 10-5:30 Fr & Sa; 1-5

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

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • 10-5 MoSa; 11-5 Su • 805-565-4700 • http://kathrynedesigns.com

KELLY CLAUSE ART: With a focus on marine life and the sea • 28 Anacapa St, Suite B • Most weekdays 12-5 • www.kellyclause.com


ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • noon-5 Tu-Su • www.lcccasb.com

LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • www.CreateLegacyMusic.com


GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459


CENTER: One World: People, Places & Things ~ Apr 21 • 12-4 Th-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Summer in Winter ~ Apr 7 • Featuring contemporary landscape paintings, prints & books • 517 Laguna St • 1-5 Th-Su • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com


Recognized contemporary artists including Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Mr. Brainwash, Taher Jaoui, Ted Collier • 1309 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su & By Appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 10-5 Daily • 125 State St • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org


SANTA BARBARA: Changing Nature: recent work by Stephanie Dotson and

Madeleine Ignon ~ May 1 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org


EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

PALM LOFT GALLERY: This Must Be The Place, by residents of Palm Ave Lofts ~ Mar 24 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.palmloft.com

PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-4527739 • www. patriciaclarkestudio.com

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.peregrine.shop

PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Studio & Gallery • 11 W Figueroa St • www.peterhorjus.com

PORTICO GALLERY: Hearts That Love Beauty ~ Mar 12 • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com

PUBLIC MARKET: Quarterly exhibit by local artists • 11-9 Su-We; 11-10 Th-Sa • www.sbpublicmarket.com


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MERIT Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com
• GALLERIES • STUDIOS • • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES • Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery
Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885
JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery Art Venues
Hungett Abstract Landscapes Watercolor • Gouache • Acrylic www.hollyhungett.com
www.marzozart.com PORTRAITS IN OIL
Hill Enticknap 805-689-4038 PmeArt44@gmail.com
ELLEN HOAG www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858
for studio classes~
Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted
Marlyn Daggett
La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts

appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: New Paintings by Richard Schloss; SB landscapes & sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • 12-6 Tu-Sa & By Appt • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN: Tiny Taxa Doing Big Things, small elements that play crucial roles in maintaining a balanced ecosystem ~ Mar 17 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org


WORKSHOP: New Muralism: Inclusive Visions Of Self And Place ~ Mar • 631 Garden St • 10-6 Fr & By Appt • www.sbcaw.org


MUSEUM: Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980 ~ Apr • 136 E De la Guerra • 12-5 We, Fri-Su; 12-7 Th • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org


MUSEUM: Ice Bear, photographs by Ralph Clevenger ~ May 31; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • 10-5 Th-Su • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: Janna Ireland, True Story Index ~ Jun 2; Serenity and Revolution ~ May 26; Made by Hand / Born Digital ~ Aug 25 • 1130 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su; 11-8 Th • 805-963-4364 • www.sbma.net

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Voyages of Discovery: Natural History Exploration ~ Mar 10; Images of Infinity ~ Apr 30 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Mo • www.sbnature.org


Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing; Shark Cove & Intertidal Wonders ~ Ongoing • 211 Stearns Wharf • 10-5 Daily • 805-682-4711 • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Nip it in the bud ~ Mar • 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography by JK Lovelace, New Winter Collection • 9 W Figueroa St • Mo-Fr 10-5 • 805354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com

STEWART FINE ART: Early California

Plein Air Paintings + European Fine Art + Antiques • 539 San Ysidro Rd • 11-5:30 Mo-Sa • 805-845-0255

SULLIVAN GOSS: Whitney Brooks

Abbott: Field Notes ~ Mar 25; The Winter Salon ~ Mar 25; Holy Water by Maria Rendón ~ Apr 22 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com


BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • 12-4 Sa, Su • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St • 12-5 We-Su • 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

UCSB LIBRARY: Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ Jun 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu

VOICE GALLERY: A Sense of Place, Santa Barbara Printmakers & Sculptors Guild ~ Mar • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-5 Sa & Su • 805-965-6448 • www.voicesb.art

WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mo-Su • 805-962-8885 • www. waterhousegallery.com

WATERHOUSE GALLERY SB: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mo-Sa • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com


OF ART: Camille Corot to Orthodox Icons: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s Gifts to the Collection ~ Mar 23; Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls ~ May 4 • 805565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

3rd Friday at La Cumbre Plaza!

ART, MUSIC, AND DANCE will highlight the Art Walk at La Cumbre Plaza on the 3rd Friday, March 15th.

Six galleries and a museum will open their doors to the Plaza open space for activities and cultural fun. A major attraction will be the performance by Broadway Star, choreographer, and dancer Miriam Larici and Nomad Tango.

The La Cumbre Center for the Creative Arts will have three galleries open, with Illuminations Gallery featuring Carol Talley creating a new painting and Elevate Gallery will open a new installation by Lydia Jablonski called Grid Show I.

VOICE Gallery is currently showing work of the Santa Barbara Print Makers and the Santa Barbara’s Sculptors Guild in an exhibition called A Sense of Place.

Also open, the Arts Fund Community Gallery is hosting a complementary tour of the Museum of Sensory and Movement Experiences.

In the open space of the Plaza there will be numerous activities, headlined by Tony awardee Miriam Larici; a new community painting for all ages; live music by Ron Paris, a member of the Platters; a live performance by State Street Ballet; and a tango performance by Nomad Tango, accompanied by Ruben Tedesco’s music.

Art Events

OPENING RECEPTION RICK GARCIA AND THOMAS VAN STEIN @ WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO • Meet the artists, see their new work! • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 3-6pm Sa, 3/16.

PAINT WITH PINOT • Guided community painting class •

Blissful Boutiques Store, Paseo Nuevo • $40 • https://tinyurl.com/5a64fzza • 1-3pm Sa, 3/16, 3/23, & 30.

RECEPTION: ONE WORLD • View works of different media by local artists • Carpinteria Arts Ctr • Free

• https://carpinteriaartscenter.org • 4-6pm Sa, 3/16.

LINDA VOROBIK ART SHOW • Original botanical watercolors, prints, and scarves • SB Botanic Garden • Included with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am-4pm Fr, 3/22.

MEET THE ARTIST: JUSTINA FREEL: Arriving Home Exhibition Preview • Conversation with multidisciplinary environmental artist Justina Freel • SB Botanic Garden • Free, register: www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 5-7pm Fr, 3/22.

OPENING RECEPTION: RUTH LEAF, PRINTMAKER (1923-2015): SELECTED WORKS • Etchings and woodcuts inspired by nature • Architectural Foundation of SB Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. • Free • 2-4pm Sa, 3/23.

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • Free • 236 E Cabrillo Blvd • 10-5 Su.

CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av • Free • 2:30-6 Th.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Artist Talk and Show

EXPLORE THE INTRIGUING INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE with botanist and illustrator Linda Vorobik, as she captures the beauty of California native plants through her original botanical watercolors, cards, and prints.

Visit the Garden on March 22nd for the Linda Vorobik Art Show. She will also be featuring a collection of her unique hand-painted silk scarves and wall hangings. It will be an opportunity to meet Linda and learn more about her artistic journey.

Free with admission: https://bit.ly/43fYxe9 • 10am - 4pm Fri, 3/22.

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7-10pm 3/16 • www.vadasbhs.org/the-vada-draw • CAW

RFG Talk:

Fractured Fairy Tales and Subversion: Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos by Patricia Marcantonio


10:00 – 11:00 AM


Learn more: bit.ly/GCE-RFG

In her retelling of fairy tales published in the volume Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos, the Mexican American author Patricia Santos Marcantonio makes use of a series of elements to provide a Latinx version of these fairy tales to counterbalance the lack of representation of Latinx children in the books she read growing up in the United States. In this presentation, Marina Bernardo Flórez will explore the elements Marcantonio modifies in order to subvert these fairy tales with a Latinx flavour.


University of Barcelona

Dr. Marina Bernardo Flórez is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Barcelona. She researches Chicanx children’s literature and carried out postdoctoral research as a visiting scholar at the UCSB within the Fulbright Program.

Sponsored by the IHC’s Global Childhood Ecologies Research Focus Group

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