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magazine www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, March 20, 2020

Photo by Kerry Methner / VOICE

On View

Santa Barbara Museum of Art brings out an iconic sculpture - Botero’s Maternity. 19

COVID-19 City declares State of Emergency because of COVID-19

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SBCC Athletic Teams honored for Academics


In This Issue

Foodbank volunteers pack bags of healthy food for home delivery to local seniors who have been advised not to leave their homes. Meals



Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5, 13, 14, 15 Cover Photo by Ryanne Bee Photography

The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Beverley Jackson: Yesterday & Today. . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 SBAOR President Staci Caplan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19


Planning Meals for Sheltering In Place and Foodbank Distribution Sites 14

As the Stock Market continues to drop, Harlan Green provides an analysis 16

Photo by Sigrid Toye

Melinda Burns: A Win for Cannabis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Santa Barbara’s new Harbor Master Mike Wiltshire


COVID-19 Response: Volunteers and donations needed to address increasing need for food in Santa Barbara.

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The Foodbank has a plan! The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

(To feed the Santa Barbara County Community)


A dedicated Foodbank staff member is in place full-time at the County Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center to be sure food distribution efforts are part of all County response planning. The Foodbank has in mind three primary demographics as it expands its response to hunger. Seniors: The Foodbank is working to determine how best to provide food to seniors at their doors since the State of California has urged everyone over 65 not to leave their homes. A cadre of community volunteer drivers making home deliveries is likely to be part of the solution. Foodbank will expand its existing Brown Bag program for low-income seniors, through which it provides healthy groceries and fresh produce at Fresh fruits and vegetables are ready for distribution to 17 sites countywide those facing hunger. and delivered to residents’ homes through four home delivery programs.

By Judith Smith-Meyer / Foodbank SBC

Photos by Ryanne Bee

ARD AT WORK PLANNING AND COLLABORATING ACROSS THE COUNTY, The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has teamed up to ensure that as the COVID-19 situation unfolds, all residents have access to safe, healthy groceries and fresh produce near their homes in ways that minimize risk of community transmission of the virus. “Safety is our number one priority,” said Erik Talkin, Foodbank CEO. “All Foodbank efforts are guided first by ensuring impeccable food safety and protecting the health of our staff, volunteers, and anyone who needs food throughout the crisis.” Protective measures the Foodbank is taking include disposable gloves for all Foodbank staff, volunteers, and those receiving food; social distancing at distributions; limiting numbers of volunteers to six at each work shift; and strict adherence to food safety regulations. Each year, the Foodbank provides nutritional support to one in four Santa Barbara County residents. And the problem is likely to get worse. People who can usually make ends meet, but live paycheck-to-paycheck, will become more food insecure as the crisis continues. “We are already seeing, Jordan Jenkins, Foodbank community engagement coordinator and Foodbank and will continue to see, volunteer Michelle Conran a dramatic increase in people facing hunger as impacts of COVID-19 response deepen with school closures, business shutdowns, quarantine Children: Countywide, more than 42,000 children (out of nearly 70,000 recommendations, and enrolled in public schools) are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches, income loss,” Talkin including 8,600 in Santa Barbara and Goleta public schools. explained. Though many school districts are providing carry-out sack lunches to children Over the past 18 who would normally rely on school meals for daily nutrition, concerns among months, the Foodbank has district officials include poor attendance to meal distribution sites. Parents or led a community effort to guardians must drive or walk children to the sites to receive meals. The Foodbank create a Disaster Feeding is collaborating with local districts to determine how best to supplement these Plan in collaboration efforts and further support families. with disaster and emergency response agencies Also, overwhelming numbers of the families these students come from face in government, health care, education, and nonprofit sectors. additional loss of income as low-wage jobs are cut in the tourism, hospitality, and The plan ensures everyone in Santa Barbara County can be fed in case of a event industries. That means the problem of hungry children is going to get even large-scale disaster. It was developed after lessons learned during the Thomas worse. A Foodbank volunteer selects a can Fire and Montecito 1/9 Debris Flow, when many local residents sheltered in The Foodbank may provide healthy groceries and fresh produce to families at of organic jackfruit to include in a place, and schools and businesses closed for prolonged periods. bag for delivery to seniors. the same distribution locations where school meals are provided, to incentivize The Feeding Plan equips the Foodbank and disaster response agencies families to come out for meals, and to minimize points of contact for families in countywide to respond quickly and effectively as widespread imposed and order to receive food. self-quarantine measures take effect. Coordination among local government, health, and nonprofit Drive-thru food distributions (which would include walk-up stations as well) may take place in sectors is a critical key to success in such an endeavor. high school parking lots, where there is more available space than at many other locations.

Low-income residents: Santa Barbara County’s low-income residents already face the disaster of food insecurity on a daily basis. Many more in the community are experiencing what it means not to know where their next meal will come from as grocery store shelves are empty. On a regular basis, the Foodbank partners with more than 300 community organizations and 92 distribution sites throughout the County to meet the daily nutritional needs of local residents facing food insecurity. During this crisis, the Foodbank will maintain as many existing food pantries and food distributions as possible, considering that many non-profits are expected to close their doors. The Foodbank is a resource for the entire community about food and healthy nutrition and has created a Recommended Foods list for outfitting households to keep healthy during periods of quarantine. The list, along with other community resources during the COVID-19 crisis, is available at www.foodbanksbc. org/disasterrelief.

Community members who wish to help may donate at www.foodbanksbc.org or volunteer: The best way to get involved as a volunteer

Donations and Volunteers are needed. The best way to get involved as a volunteer is to create an account at https://foodbanksbc.org/give-help/volunteer/ and “Opt-In” to receive emails with details about upcoming opportunities. Groups of volunteers who would like to be involved may email knewbury@foodbanksbc.org.

is to create an account at https://foodbanksbc.org/give-help/ volunteer/ and “Opt-In” to receive emails with details about upcoming opportunities. Groups of volunteers who would like to be involved may email knewbury@foodbanksbc.org.

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A Coordinated Response UCSB researchers who have studied xenophobic reactions to disease outbreaks consider society’s response to COVID-19 By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current


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FTER THE EBOLA VIRUS TORE THROUGH WESTERN AFRICA IN 2015, two UC Santa Barbara researchers studied the xenophobia the disease generated among people who had almost zero chance of being infected by it. Heejung S. Kim and David K. Sherman, professors in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, discovered that the more people felt vulnerable to Ebola the more xenophobic they became, not only supporting restrictive policies, such as travel bans, but also increasing prejudice toward outgroup members. Their degree of xenophobic response to the perceived threat of Ebola, however, was directly influenced by how individualistic or collectivistic they were. In short, a person who is individualistic is more likely to have stronger xenophobic reactions when he or she feels highly vulnerable to a pathogen like Ebola than someone who is collectivistic, or more oriented toward group goals. The researchers’ paper, Fear of Ebola: The Influence of Collectivism on Xenophobic Threat Responses, was published in the journal Psychological Science. John A. Updegraff of Kent State University was a co-author. The coronavirus pandemic, naturally, piqued Kim and Sherman’s interest. It seems that countries that are generally collectivistic or individualistic tend to have different responses to disease outbreaks. “Social coordination is a way to cope,” Sherman said, “and an effective coping means. We’re seeing that in China’s response and in Korea’s response as well as in Taiwan and in Singapore — the massive social coordination, which may be associated with being in more of a collectivistic culture. So that was one thing that struck us.” China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore are collectivist societies, the scholars noted, and one of the variables they studied after the Ebola outbreak John Updegraff, Heejung Kim, and David Sherman was what they call “protection efficacy” — the feeling that one could protect oneself from the virus. What they found was that collectivism seemed to be associated with a great sense of protection efficacy. “When we measure protection efficacy, we measure it at three levels,” Kim said. “One is personal sense of efficacy, and the other one community, how much they feel like community can protect themselves. The third level was how much you feel like a country can protect itself. “It seems like collectivistic people,” she continued, “especially in the face of a perceived risk, tend to have a higher sense of efficacy, meaning that my group will do something to protect me or my community. And those protective processes are coordinated and work together.” The Ebola outbreak and the COVID-19 pandemic are clearly different phenomena. Ebola was a threat that by and large existed on another continent, while the coronavirus has already shut down large swathes of American society. One shared response to both is xenophobia, the researchers said. “Coronavirus is here and more people are probably infected than the current statistics indicate. We just don’t know because of the lack of testing,” Sherman said. “And if coronavirus is already within our community, social distancing makes sense, but xenophobia does not,” Kim said. “It’s primarily psychological protection, not actual protection at this point.” Sherman noted that when the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus was pandemic, WHO officials cited two countries that were responding well to the crisis: China and South Korea. Those collectivistic societies, along with other collectivistic societies such as Taiwan and Singapore that have mounted coordinated efforts, he said, could serve as response models for the U.S., no matter how different they might be. “You could see the social coordination that was required within the society,” he said. “And those are collectivistic societies. I think the difficult but important thing is for the United States to recognize and adopt best practices, using strategies that may not come as easily in more individualistic cultures, but may be effective.” “Being individualistic means that people are socially and psychologically isolated at times,” Kim added. “It is interesting that we use the term ‘social distancing’ in the U.S. In Taiwan, people call the exactly same recommended social behavior ‘physical distancing.’ While the practical benefits of such behaviors are clear, now is the time to remind ourselves that we are merely physically distancing ourselves, and that more than ever, we should get socially closer as a community.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update From Cottage Health


Submitted by Maria Zate, Cottage Health

LL OF US AT COTTAGE HEALTH ARE ON THE FRONTLINES OF FIGHTING THIS VIRUS and among the first to see impacts to the health of our community, friends, and neighbors. Our healthcare workers are working tirelessly and making enormous personal sacrifices to protect the health of our community. Every day our patient care teams are providing care and service that puts them at risk of exposure to disease. We have been preparing our hospitals to meet the challenges that are now arriving. We are aware that individuals exposed to COVID-19 will include healthcare workers. All appropriate public health and hospital protocols are being followed to protect patients, employees, and physicians. As a healthcare organization, we are not able to disclose or confirm health information. Our duty throughout this crisis will remain to protect those who trust us with their care. Any time a COVID-19 case is identified in our community, we will partner with the Public Health Department to support their investigation and tracking of potential exposure. As we work around the clock to prepare for COVID-19 in our community, we can share this update: Cottage Health has 47 negative pressure isolation rooms for patient care, with ability to create additional isolation space. COVID-19 preparedness activities at our hospitals have been ongoing since early this year and include: • Installation of triage areas in tents outside the emergency departments, to prepare for a surge in community need. These tents are intended for use in the triage and care of severely ill patients in an emergency. • Beginning March 18th and for the following two weeks, certain elective surgical procedures are being rescheduled. Surgical procedures will continue if they meet critical need criteria. This will help keep people in their homes and will also conserve our supplies and resources. • Based on a directive from the Santa Barbara Public Health Department, there is a no visitor policy being implemented at our hospitals. Very limited exceptions are allowed. • Surge planning is ongoing, and we are prioritizing staffing of health care workers to the areas of most need. • Employees not involved in direct patient care who are able to effectively telecommute are asked to work remotely to minimize risk of COVID-19 spread. • Hospitals are closely monitoring stock and availability of supplies needed for COVID-19 and disaster response. • A command center is open with a cross-disciplinary response team responding to changing needs in the hospital, and rapidly changing guidelines to protect public health. • Specialized training is provided for employees and medical staff. • Our infectious disease and emergency medicine specialists have been conducting both clinical and public educational presentations. • Nurses and staff members are stationed at Cottage Health’s hospital lobby and emergency entrances to help screen visitors for symptoms and guide patients safely to waiting areas when appropriate. • Public meetings and public dining inside the hospitals have been discontinued. • COVID-19 alerts are posted at building entrances. • COVID-19 screening questions are entered in electronic medical records alert system. For the general public, the CDC is encouraging use of virtual health technology like Cottage CareNow (www.cottagehealth.org/carenow) as an option for individuals with common, mild respiratory symptoms to access a healthcare provider without leaving home. This use of technology for virtual care will help minimize contact and spread of germs and will also help hospitals conserve supplies and resources. Cottage Health’s Infection Prevention & Control team is experienced in guiding safe care practices for communicable diseases. The community can share in the role of infection prevention by staying home if they are sick with minor symptoms, and following recommended guidelines to prevent spread of germs: · Wash hands often with soap and water · Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing · Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces · Practice social distancing following current public health advisories Cottage Health Emergency Departments are experiencing a high volume of calls from the public inquiring about COVID-19 testing. Our emergency departments are prepared to provide care for patients with severe respiratory symptoms. Currently our hospitals are not able to offer COVID-19 testing for the general public presenting with low risk and with mild or no symptoms. For recorded updates on COVID-19, to answer frequently asked questions, Cottage Health offers a COVID-19 recorded information line at 805-324-9019, in English and Spanish. Serving our community will remain our focus as we work on behalf of the patients and families trusting us with their care.

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Council Declares State of Emergency, Closes Some Businesses



N THE VERGE OF ASKING RESIDENTS owner of eight restaurants in Santa Barbara, at the the California Department of Public Health. All TO SHELTER IN PLACE, Santa Barbara council meeting. “While the State unemployment restaurants and food facilities shall be prohibited City Council declared insurance pays only a from serving food for consumption on the premises, the city in a state of fraction of their wages, however, food can continue to be prepared for emergency and required some we set up a triage delivery or take-out service. Several food facilities business closures, which has caused help desk and found were exempted, including grocery stores, pharmacies, thousands of service workers the EDD website was food banks, and cafeterias and restaurants within to lose their jobs, at the regular down and no one was hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and the airport. council meeting on Tuesday, March answering the phones,” Farmer’s markets are also exempt but should follow 17th. The council’s declaration continued Villanueva. guidance from the California Department of Public follows the State Declaration of With virus victims Health. Emergency and Santa Barbara in every state of the Movie theaters, live performance and County’s Declaration of a State of union and seven entertainment venues, bowling, and arcades shall Emergency. million close to the public. In Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo responding to questions people “We voluntarily closed our addition, gyms and fitness businesses on Monday… and sheltering centers will also close. sent home 350 people, some breadwinners for their in place in the San Francisco Bay area, the “These were difficult families,” commented the tearful Sherry Villanueva, council seriously considered the same option, decisions to make but we which was ordered by Governor Gavin are looking out for public Newsom. health for our city and the “We are presently seeing at Cottage Health region,” stated Mayor Cathy ten individuals who have fallen into an area Murillo. warranting a test for COVID-19 and that All the measures took number changes by the hour — no positive effect on Wednesday, March tests within Cottage Health, fortunately,” 18th and will continue until stated Dr. David Fisk, who is in charge of Tuesday, April 7th, City Dr. David Fisk addressed City Council infection prevention and control at Cottage offices will continue to be members Health, as he addressed the council. staffed but some public According to Fisk, the Santa Barbara area situation counters will close to the public to limit interaction is very different than the San Francisco area. and ensure social distancing. The council declaration included: closing bars, For updates on City services, facility closures, and special instructions to pay bills, submit plans, and complete transactions, nightclubs, breweries, wineries, and tasting rooms, visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov. which is consistent with recent guidance from

Business owner Sherry Villanueva addressed City Council members


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COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Employees


ANY LOCAL BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The Economic Development Collaborative has compiled a list of resources now available for employees and employers. The website (https://edcollaborative.com/covid19) will be updated as the situation continues to evolve and new resources become available. The website contains information on the following: Assistance for Employers • Immediate Steps to Take • No-Cost Business Consulting • Payroll Tax Extension Filing • Work Sharing Program as Alternative to Layoffs • Business Disruption Loans • Addressing COVID-19 in Business Operations Assistance for Employees • Unemployment Insurance • Disability Insurance • Paid Family Leave Stay connected to your local alert system. Residents of Ventura and Santa Barbara County should visit the following websites to sign up for local alerts and recovery resources. • Santa Barbara County: www.readysbc.org • Ventura County: www.readyventuracounty.org Find the COVID-19 Business Resource Guide at: https://edcollaborative.com/covid19

Se Va A Proveer Comida Durante Clausura De Las Escuelas


PARTIR DEL LUNES 16 DE MARZO, todas las escuelas que conforman el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Bárbara entrarán en suspensión de clases debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Nuestro Distrito está comprometido en alimentar a nuestros estudiantes, especialmente durante estos tiempos inusuales y difíciles. Ofreceremos comidas empacadas para niños menores de 18 años de edad, mismas que estarán disponibles para recogerse entre 11:30am y 1pm en las siguientes locaciones:

Meals Provided During School Closure


EGINNING MONDAY MARCH 16TH, all schools within Santa Barbara Unified School District will be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Santa Barbara Unified is dedicated to feeding our students, especially during these unique and difficult times. Bagged meals will be offered for children 18 years old and younger that may be picked up between 11:30am to 1pm at the following sites:

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Adams Elementary Franklin Elementary Harding Elementary Monroe Elementary Dos Pueblos High School San Marcos High School Santa Barbara High School La Cumbre Junior High La Colina Junior High Goleta Valley Junior High Los padres y/o tutores legales deben planear llevar a los niños a cualquiera de las anteriores locaciones y recoger los alimentos desde el carro estacionado en la banqueta. Alternativamente, pueden caminar hacia el carrito de distribución para recibir los alimentos y posteriormente llevarlos a casa. Los niños deben de estar presentes al momento de recibir la comida. Adams Elementary Franklin Elementary Harding Elementary Monroe Elementary Dos Pueblos High School San Marcos High School Santa Barbara High School La Cumbre Junior High La Colina Junior High Goleta Valley Junior High Parents and caregivers should plan on driving their children to any of these sites and picking up meals from their car curbside. Alternately, they can walk up to the meal cart to receive their meal to take home. Children must be present in order to receive the meal.



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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting how we go about our everyday lives. We are practicing social distancing, having to self-isolate, and staying home as much as possible. With most, if not all, local entertainment and educational venues closed, and businesses and schools closing around the world, people are looking for ways to keep entertained without leaving the house. Here are some online resources available to the community:

Nightly Met Opera Streams

• Friday, March 20th – Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment: Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez. Transmitted live on April 26, 2008. • Saturday, March 21st – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor: Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Mariusz Kwiecien. Transmitted live on February 7, 2009. • Sunday, March 22nd – Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin: Conducted by Valery Gergiev, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on February 24, 2007.

After canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera will stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps. The streams scheduled for this weekend are as follows:

For a complete schedule of streams visit www.metopera.org

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Going Virtual !

Met Opera will stream Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment on Friday, March 20 Met Opera transmitirá La Fille du Régiment de Donizetti el viernes, 20 de marzo

Camerata Pacifica in Your Home In this disconcerting time, Camerata Pacifica is bringing their musicians to you. As you stay warm and dry with your loved ones, your favorite Camerata musicians are available to you on YouTube. Connect to your television, grab a glass of wine, cuddle up on your sofa, and enjoy. Camerata Pacifica’s videos have been watched over 1,500,000 times... To access the videos, visit https://cameratapacifica.org/see-hear/video/

jPasando a lo virtual! La pandemia de COVID-19 está afectando la forma en que avanzamos en nuestra vida cotidiana. Estamos practicando el distanciamiento social, tener que aislarnos y quedarnos en casa tanto como sea posible. Con la mayoría, si no todos, los lugares de entretenimiento y educación locales cerrados, y los negocios y las escuelas cerrando en todo el mundo, las personas están buscando formas de entretenerse sin salir de la casa. Aquí hay algunos recursos en línea disponibles para la comunidad:

Transmisiones Nocturnas de Met Opera

Para ver el calendario completo de transmisiones, visita www.metopera.org

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Met Opera on Demand. Las transmisiones programadas para este fin de semana son las siguientes: • Viernes, 20 de marzo: La Fille du Régiment de Donizetti: Dirigida por Marco Armiliato, protagonizada por Natalie Dessay y Juan Diego Flórez. Transmitido en vivo el 26 de abril de 2008. • Sábado, 21 de marzo: Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti: Dirigida por Marco Armiliato, protagonizada por Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała y Mariusz Kwiecien. Transmitido en vivo el 7 de febrero de 2009. • Domingo, 22 de marzo: Eugene Onegin de Tchaikovsky: Dirigida por Valery Gergiev, protagonizada por Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas y Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitido en vivo el 24 de febrero de 2007.

Después de cancelar las próximas presentaciones debido a preocupaciones sobre el coronavirus, la Metropolitan Opera transmitirá presentaciones repetidas de la galardonada serie de transmisiones de cine Live in HD (En Vivo en HD) en el sitio web de la compañía durante el cierre. Todas las “Transmisiones Nocturnas de Met Opera” comenzarán a las 7:30pm (hora del este) y permanecerá disponible en la página de inicio en www.metopera.org por 20 horas. El enlace de la página de inicio abrirá la presentacion en el servicio de transmisión Met Opera on Demand. La presentacion también se podrá ver en todas las aplicaciones de

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The Library to Our Rescue!

Did You Know That You Can Access Library Resources From Home?


ANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH AT LEAST APRIL 5TH, with a tentative reopening date of April 6th, but many Library services can be accessed remotely. When you are unable to visit the Library for any reason, consider one of the many digital alternatives: Borrow books, audiobooks, movies, comics, films, magazines, and online courses electronically at www.SBPLibrary.org/eLibrary Delay requested physical materials, for pick-up or check-out, by calling the Library at 805-962-7653 or by reviewing your OverDrive account for holds on eBooks and Audiobooks. Sign-up for a temporary library card online to get started using library resources and services at: www.SBPLibrary.org/LibraryCard Speak with a staff over the telephone, available during all open hours every day of the week at: 805-962-7653. Questions, requests, and information needs are handled in real-time. Chat with staff at the Library’s digital chat reference services, available during open hours and answered in real-time: www.SBPLibrary.org/LibraryChat Text message questions to staff, available during open hours and answered in realtime: 805-764-4542 (805-764-4LIB) Access your account and review your accounts details by either visiting www.SBPLibrary.org/Catalog or by downloading the Library’s mobile app “Black Gold” in any app store. Order unique items for home delivery with the Zip Books program by calling the Library at: 805-962-7653. All materials that are currently checked out will have the due date extended through April 6th. There is no need to return items, but our exterior book drops are still open and being emptied at this time. Remember, SBPL is also fine free, so you’ll never have late charges. SB Public Library YouTube Since programs have been canceled, The Library is making programs available to you digitally! Check out their YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LkrmTGURW63olMb1gUrg/featured?disable_polymer=1) , where your favorite storytellers will be sharing videos of songs and rhymes, and tutorials on using digital resources. More content coming soon! Great Streaming Content for Kids Good news! You can now access unlimited Kanopy for Kids content for 30 days with your library card. Find great movies, educational content, and read-along stories. Kids content will not count toward your checkout limit for this month. Visit https://sbpl.kanopy.com/kids

¡La biblioteca a nuestro rescate!

¿Sabías que puedes acceder a los recursos de la biblioteca desde tu casa?


AS UBICACIONES DE LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE SANTA BÁRBARA PERMANECERÁN CERRADAS AL MENOS HASTA EL 5 DE ABRIL, con una fecha de reapertura tentativa del 6 de abril, pero se puede acceder de forma remota a muchos servicios de la Biblioteca. Cuando no puedas visitar la Biblioteca por algún motivo, considera una de las muchas alternativas digitales: pide prestados libros, audiolibros, películas, cómics, películas, revistas y cursos en línea electrónicamente en www.SBPLibrary.org/eLibrary Retrasa los materiales físicos solicitados, para recoger o retirar, llamando a la Biblioteca al 805-962-7653 o revisando tu cuenta en OverDrive para retenciones en libros electrónicos y audiolibros. Regístrate para obtener una tarjeta de biblioteca temporal en línea para comenzar a utilizar los recursos y servicios de la biblioteca en: www.SBPLibrary.org/LibraryCard Habla con el personal por teléfono, disponible durante todas las horas de atención todos los días de la semana al: 805-962-7653. Las preguntas, solicitudes y necesidades de información se manejan en tiempo real. Chatear con el personal de los servicios de referencia de chat digital de la Biblioteca, disponibles durante el horario de atención y respondidos en tiempo real: www.SBPLibrary.org/LibraryChat Preguntas por mensaje de texto al personal, disponibles durante el horario de atención y respondidas en tiempo real: 805-764-4542 (805-764-4LIB) Accede a tu cuenta y revisa los detalles de tu cuenta visitando www.SBPLibrary.org/Catalog o descargando la aplicación móvil de la Biblioteca “Black Gold” en cualquier tienda de aplicaciones. Ordena artículos únicos para entrega a domicilio con el programa Zip Books llamando a la Biblioteca al: 805-962-7653. Todos los materiales que están actualmente retirados tendrán la fecha de vencimiento extendida hasta el 6 de abril. No hay necesidad de devolver artículos, pero nuestros cajones de libros exteriores todavía están abiertos y todavia se están vaciando. Recuerda, SBPL no cobra multas, por lo que nunca tendrás cargos por pagos atrasados. El YouTube de la Biblioteca Pública de SB Como los programas han sido cancelados, ¡La biblioteca pone a tu disposición programas digitales! Echa un vistazo a su canal de YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-LkrmTGURW63olMb1gUrg/ featured?disable_polymer=1), donde tus narradores favoritos compartirán videos de canciones y rimas, y tutoriales sobre el uso de recursos digitales. ¡Más contenido próximamente! Gran contenido de transmisión para niños ¡Buenas noticias! Ahora puedes acceder al contenido ilimitado de Kanopy for Kids durante 30 días con tu tarjeta de la biblioteca. Encuentra excelentes películas, contenido educativo e historias para leer. El contenido para niños no contará para el límite de préstamos de la biblioteca de este mes. Visita https://sbpl.kanopy.com/kids

The Outdoors is calling... SB Botanic Garden Remains Open!

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden can be a place of respite for the community to recharge and connect with nature, especially during uncertain times. And at least for now, the Garden remains open to visitors. Though open, The Garden is taking precautionary measures to promote social distancing in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations by cancelling or postponing the majority of classes and tours through April. All guided school trips have been cancelled through the end of April. Additionally, the Garden’s shop will be closed through April 1st. If you have questions or concerns about a class or program you have registered for, please call 805-682-4726, ext. 102 (classes), ext. 160 (tours) or ext. 161 (family, school, youth). General questions about the Garden can be sent to info@sbbg.org.

Explore El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park and Casa De La Guerra!


History beckons... What better time to take your air at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park and Casa de la Guerra? For the safety of the visitors and staff, both locations have implemented new cleaning and assembly protocols, but remain open with limited access to the visitor center, in accordance with social distancing recommendations. High-touch surfaces are being cleaned frequently. As a precautionary measure, the SB Trust for Historic Preservation is temporarily suspending all school and other guided tours, as well as rental events open to the public and internal events through the month of March. For more information call 805-965-0093.

El aire libre está llamando ... ¡El Jardín Botánico de SB sigue abierto!

El Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara puede ser un lugar de descanso para que la comunidad se recargue y se conecte con la naturaleza, especialmente en tiempos de incertidumbre. Y al menos por ahora, el Jardín permanece abierto a los visitantes. Aunque abierto, el Jardín está tomando medidas de precaución para promover el distanciamiento social de acuerdo con las recomendaciones del CDC al cancelar o posponer la mayoría de las clases y recorridos hasta abril. Todos los viajes escolares guiados han sido cancelados hasta finales de abril. Además, la tienda del Jardín estará cerrada hasta el 1 de abril. Si tienes preguntas o inquietudes sobre una clase o programa para el que te has registrado, llama al 805-682-4726, ext. 102 (clases), ext. 160 (recorridos) o ext. 161 (familia, escuela, juventud). Las preguntas generales sobre el Jardín pueden enviarse a info@sbbg.org.

¡Explora el Parque Histórico Estatal El Presidio de Santa Bárbara y la Casa De La Guerra!

La historia llama ... ¿Qué mejor momento para tomar el aire en el Parque Histórico Estatal El Presidio de Santa Bárbara y la Casa de la Guerra? Para la seguridad de los visitantes y el personal, ambas ubicaciones han implementado nuevos protocolos de limpieza y puntos de reunión, pero permanecen abiertos con acceso limitado al centro de visitantes, de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de distanciamiento social. Las superficies de alto contacto se limpian con frecuencia. Como medida de precaución, el SB Trust for Historic Preservation suspende temporalmente todas las visitas guiadas escolares y de otro tipo, así como los eventos de alquiler abiertos al público y los eventos internos durante el mes de marzo. Para más información llama al 805-965-0093.


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Harbor VOICE

The Gray Whale Migration Is On Now!

Mike Wiltshire – Waterfront Director


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

Mike’s Room with a View

Photos by Sigrid Toye

AVING TO ADMIT THAT I WAITED THIS LONG to climb up the stairs to the Waterfront Department to meet the new Director, Mike Wiltshire, is embarrassing! With the approach of Spring, the goings-on down at the harbor come at a fast and furious pace, however, this was my lucky week and I had the opportunity to spend some time with Mike in his corner office, which is truly a Room with a View! Mike welcomed me to his office and after admiring the view of the entire harbor area from his window, I was immediately ready to settle there, computer and all. “It’s exciting to be here,” he remarked also admiring the panorama outside. “I’m just getting comfortable in my office and looking forward to being part of this very well run and successful operation.” Having served as Manager of the City’s Facilities and Energy Division, he arrived at his desk at the Waterfront Department on February Mike Wiltshire 1st of this year with exactly the kind of expertise needed for overseeing an area as large and complicated as Santa Barbara’s waterfront. In his previous position with the City of Santa Barbara, Mike spearheaded the management of a Public Works division, overseeing the maintenance and upgrades of buildings and facilities (fire, police, parks, library, etc.) with a budget, size, and operation not unlike that of the Waterfront Department. “One of the many advantages of being here is that, in my capacity with the City, I’ve worked together with the Waterfront Department for quite some time,” he explained. During our conversation Mike often mentioned the staff and how efficiently and well they work together. “The waterfront staff is knowledgeable, capable, and respectful to those who use the waterfront every day,” he shared. “In my opinion, the success of an operation depends on staff …that’s what matters!” Being chosen to be part of this team is something about which he is extremely proud. A Canadian and Pacific Ocean guy, Mike grew up on Bowen Island, British Columbia, just off the coast of Vancouver, boating, fishing, diving, and exploring throughout his early years. “I haven’t been away from the ocean much at all … to this day!” he noted. After graduation from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he traveled to the United States and worked for 15 years in the private sector, working offshore in the oil and gas industry in the Santa Barbara Channel and as far away as the Indian Ocean. “It was exciting; we often spent 30 to 60 days offshore!” Mike chuckled, “That is, in the days before I was married!” Meeting his wife Alanna, also a Canadian from British Columbia, is a big part of what brought Mike to Santa Barbara to eventually pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Economics from UCSB. He worked for the U.S. Navy where he managed facilities, energy, and infrastructure projects at Port Hueneme, Point Mugu, and San Nicolas Island. From there he moved to manage a division in Santa Barbara’s Public Works Department before being appointed as Director of the Waterfront Department. Mike lives in Carpinteria with Alanna and two young sons, four and six years old. “My six year old just lost his front tooth; we have lots going at our house,” Mike laughed. I had to agree that is a big milestone: as a family man the welfare of the Waterfront Department and its services and family friendly events are of utmost importance to him. “My goal is to serve the people in the waterfront in a timely manner, maintaining the culture and character of the past while staying relevant and vibrant for all to work, play, visit, and conduct business in the future,” he concluded.

Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com

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Your community. Your program. Your Arts & Lectures. We are Santa Barbara. As a community we are curious, engaged and resilient. We have weathered storms before, and come together to lend a helping hand to our neighbors. It is who we are. But, in light of social distancing efforts, how can we make meaningful connections and foster vibrant cultural exchange? While your options for inspiration and entertainment are in flux, Arts & Lectures is still here for you. We’re continuing onward, working to create new ways for us all to stay connected through digital arts and culture content. In this difficult time when we’re not seeing each other, we’ll be sharing some ideas that inspire us. Connect with us. Go to ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu and sign up for our email list to receive new content, clips from the A&L archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online. In the words of our good friend Pico Iyer, “Freedom seldom comes from changing our circumstances, and nearly always from changing the way we look at them.” With deepest appreciation, Arts & Lectures

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WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC HAS REACHED THE SHORES OF SANTA BARBARA and the COVID-19 outbreak has changed our city forever. The response of every person is integral to the health of our community. VOICE Magazine will be supporting those responses by providing important public information, business news, and personal information to sustain your life in the community you love and respect. Every community needs channels of communication which are open and free to the public. For the past 26 years VOICE Magazine (AKA CASA Magazine) has remained free to Santa Barbara residents, both in print and digitally. We have never put up a pay wall to our digital edition or website. Your continued support via advertising and contributions have made this model of community journalism work. As journalism evolves, and even with 50 percent of local news sources disappearing since 1991, VOICE Magazine has continued the work of reconnecting neighborhoods and smaller communities of people living here in Santa Barbara. Our community has seen many different kinds of media come and go, with support for their publications coming from a variety of sources, almost all well intentioned. While providing local service, we have managed to outlive other local news agencies such as The Daily Sound, The Beacon, Pacific Standard, Mission & State, and the Montecito Messenger. VOICE Magazine has survived because of its advertisers, readers, and its hard working staff that put in countless hours to support a diverse community that believes in being inclusive. Thank-you, each and every one of you! At this moment Santa Barbara is facing the Coronavirus, major economic decisions, water strategies, magazine housing and homeless issues — at the same time, the need www.VoiceSB.com to become a more cohesive caring community makes local AKA: CASA Magazine reporting more essential than ever. With your help, VOICE Magazine will advocate for a stronger and truly free press, which helps our community to be more than just famous. We hope you will consider a targeted contribution in support of this nearly 27 year old project. Consider: • Contributing funds for more Spanish and Bi-Lingual Articles... up to $10,000 is needed. • Contributing funds to expand local Environmental Coverage... up to $25,000 is needed. • Contributing funds for VOICE Magazine to transition into a non-profit News center... $5,000 needed.

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Senior Planning Services Turns 30, Acquires Meditech!


URNING 30 IN GROWTH MODE, Senior Planning Services has a lot to celebrate. For 30 years, SPS has served as a beacon for people and families in the Santa Barbara area in need of elder care. The company has commemorated its milestone anniversary in a big way, with the acquisition of Ventura-based Meditech Services. “Meditech was another company very similar to ours, with a strong reputation, owned by one person, whom I’d known for about 30 years,” said Debra DiNapoli, CEO of Senior Planning Services. “The owner decided she wanted to retire and she reached out to me to see if I was interested in taking over her company,” DiNapoli said, chuckling. “I originally said, ‘No, I want to retire,’ but anyway, you see how well that worked.” With this acquisition, SPS has about doubled in size. It’s also added a new care aspect, staffing hospitals in Ventura, and it can now pull caregivers from Ventura County into Santa Barbara, which DiNapoli noted, “has a limited pool of caregivers.” “This also has made us a much larger company, which just helps us to grow more quickly, with that economy of scale,” she said, “and our services are now available from Thousand Oaks to Santa Maria.” “In general, this expands our reach in terms of everything we do,” she said. “It’s a very complex healthcare system that we have to deal with, and I feel that we are really helping people make their way through this maze – and now we can help more people.” Backstory: Senior Planning Services was launched 30 years ago by Suzanne McNeely, a social worker in Santa Barbara who’d seen a real need for it among local seniors. With so many elderly citizens isolated from loved ones by geography and/or estrangement, McNeely clearly saw how badly they needed help in navigating the maze of care management that’s required for effective aging and healthcare plans. In its early years, SPS specialized in senior care management, contracting with other agencies to supply the caretakers – including from an agency that was run by DiNapoli. Eventually, McNeely and DiNapoli decided to pool their resources, with DiNapoli joining the SPS team about 20 years ago. She began as a consultant, rising over the years to be director of business development, general manager, and, in 2014, chief operating officer. That year, McNeely took ill; she passed away in May 2015, and DiNapoli took the reins. Now the company’s chief executive operating officer, DiNapoli honors McNeely’s work every day and feels more dutybound than ever to provide her company’s services. “This is a very needed business,” she said. “We have thousands of people turning 65 every day. We’ve helped thousands of clients and families get through this aging process with as much dignity as possible. This is what we are here to do.” Debra DiNapoli

Senior Planning Services is based in Santa Barbara, at 402 E. Carrillo St., Suite C. For more information, visit www.seniorplanningservices.com. To reach DiNapoli, call 805-966-3312, ext. 7221, or email ddinapoli@seniorplanningservices.com.

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Santa Barbara Is Being Tested: COVID-19 Testing Procedures


By Amy Katz, M.A. / Special to VOICE

2) Physician Referral: Phone your Primary Care Physician for a health screening, or you can meet with a free, Virtual Doctor by visiting the website: www.cottagcarenow.org. If you are a regular computer user it is super easy to use. If you do not use computers or have no Primary Care Physician, you can go to the Emergency room, but please do so only if the other options are not feasible. You can also call the SB County’s Coronavirus Helpline during business hours for a prescreening over the phone: 833-688-5551: A Screener will ask you about the symptoms listed above (cough, fever, respiratory problems) plus your history, such as, “Have you been traveling out of the country to China, Japan, Italy, etc.?” “Have you been exposed to someone with COVID-19?” Are you over 60? Do you have other health issues like cancer, liver, lung or heart disease?” The Isolation tent near the Emergency Room entrance at Cottage Health. consortium developed a chart that assigns points to each machine for this can only process a small number of test kits and question: COVID-19 Testing Triage Tool. If you call your thus is only for people at risk of death, and public servants whose doctor directly, meet with a virtual doctor, or go to the ER, they lives are essential to caring for the public, like health care workers, will ask you the same questions. If it is determined you are high police, fire and transport workers. For everyone else who can risk, your doctor will arrange an appointment for you. wait but is very sick, they come under Tier 2 testing, which uses 3) Appointment: When you arrive at the Doctor’s office, or the different machines in other states. In this case, the test kit will be ER, they will give you a mask. Depending on the context and new sent to Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (PDL). “All we do is receive procedures, they may meet you at your car, have you wait outside the test kits from Physicians and mail it off to Labcorp, who has under a tent (as the ER is currently doing) or ask you to come the machine that will process the test,” reported a manager at inside to a disinfected room. PDL. This process of sending it out, running the test and having 4) Ruling Out Other Causes: At your appointment, you will have the results sent back to the Physician can take four to six days. It’s your vitals taken: blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar, etc., far from ideal, but expected to improve. (For an Expose on this which will determine if they send you to a special area of the ER topic, visit https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/whatto further screen you, test you for Coronavirus, send you home, went-wrong-with-coronavirus-testing-in-the-us, and contact 1) Self-Quarantine Immediately: Isolate and stay home! Do not or admit you to the hospital for an overnight stay. In order to your government representatives to state your concerns.) have physical contact with anyone. If you live with others who determine if you qualify for the COVID-19 test once you have 5) Self-Quarantine: If you test positive, isolate! Get much rest, have already been exposed to you, have them stay home as well. gotten this far, they will do preliminary blood/urine tests to rule healthy fluids, and keep your fever down. Call your Physical if out other causes, such as strep symptoms worsen: you may qualify for testing then. And, because throat and Influenza A or B. staying home in isolation is the likely route for anyone testing They may do a chest x-ray to positive, if you suspect you are infected with Coronavirus but see if you have pneumonia. don’t meet the criteria of being seen by a doctor or being tested — CASA DOLORES They will only hospitalize which puts you in Tier 3 — do exactly what you would do if you those who are suffering from tested positive: stay home for 14 days, have no physical contact potentially critical cases, so with people and pets, and stay connected to your support system chances are even if you are via phone, computer and imagination! As long as you are alone, > > > Exhibition Dates: March 10 – June 30, 2020 < < < tested you will be sent home you can go outside into nature. And remember, as the American immediately after your exam his exhibition features fantastic Otomí embroidery poet James Russell Lowell said, “It is by presence of mind in to self-quarantine until — and known as tenangos, which originated in the Tenango de Doria municipality in the Mexican even after — you get the results. untried emergencies that the native metal of man [and woman] is tested.” State of Hidalgo. This traditional Otomí embroidery was For most people, home is the According to www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/, as of modified to create pieces to sell in the 1960s due to an safest place to be. economic imbalance. March 19th, 2020, 5:04 GMT there have been 219,345 COVID-19 5) CV Testing: Once a sample cases across the planet; 8,969 deaths, and 85,745 recovered. This style of embroidery designs is filled with symbols of your saliva is taken, your based on native flora and fauna that manifest local beliefs Amy Beth Katz, M.A, is a photojournalist, writer, intuitive/depth and primitive cave drawings found in the Hidalgo region physician will decide if you counselor, and holistic REALTOR in Santa Barbara. Contact her at including birds, chickens, armadillos, rabbits, butterflies, qualify for Tier 1 or Tier 2 amykatz@yahoo.com. flowers, etc., using bright colors over cotton fabric known Testing. Tier 1 testing means as manta. This embroidery style has been applied to priority and expedited testing: tablecloths, placemats bedspread, pillow covers, various styles of clothing and more. results are same day. The OU ARE BEING TESTED. Your patience, compassion, resiliency, and responsibly. And, if needed, your body may be tested too for Coronavirus. On March 12th, Santa Barbara County officials held a press conference to declare a Local Health Emergency in response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been declared a “pandemic” by the World Health Organization. On March 17th, Santa Barbara Public Health Department Director Dr. Van DoReynoso announced that a second resident has tested positive for Coronavirus in North County. Also on March 17th, the City of Santa Barbara declared a State of Emergency. Testing is essential for identifying our community’s most vulnerable and controlling the virus’s spread. According to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) information portal, https://publichealthsbc.org/ blog/, if you are sick with a fever over 100.4, have a new cough, or are having trouble breathing, you may qualify for COVID-19 testing, the respiratory bacterial infection that is a complication of the Coronavirus. As of March 19th, according to Sansum Clinic’s hotline, a consortium of heath care providers that includes Public Health, Neighborhood Clinics, and Cottage Health, have developed consistent guidelines and a three tiered categorization system to determine who can be tested until there is greater testing capacity in the weeks to come. If you are feeling sick, these are the easy steps to follow:



We invite you to admire this entrancing Otomí Dream.


sta exposición presenta bordados fantásticos Otomí conocidos como tenangos, que se originaron en el municipio de Tenango de Doria en el estado mexicano de Hidalgo. Este bordado tradicional Otomí se modificó para crear piezas para vender en la década de los 1960 debido a un desequilibrio económico.


Este estilo de diseños de bordado está lleno de símbolos basados en la flora y fauna nativas que manifiestan creencias locales y dibujos primitivos de cuevas que se encuentran en la región de Hidalgo, que incluye pájaros, gallinas, armadillos, conejos, mariposas, flores, etc., usando colores brillantes sobre tela de algodón conocida como manta. El estilo de bordado se ha aplicado a manteles, servilletas, cubrecamas, fundas de almohadas, varios estilos de ropa y más. Te invitamos a admirar este fascinante Sueño Otomí.

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March 20, 2020


By Beverley Jackson, Special to VOICE

Photos courtesy of Beverley Jackson

HIS COLUMN GREETS YOU FROM THE LAND OF SELF-ISOLATION... Sorry, it will bear no tales of exciting parties, and the telling may shimmer with a bit of discouragement, as I see all the ailments I have listed at the top of danger cornovirus articles. It's been lonely, but friends are keeping me busy with phone calls and texts. As to the reading of all those books I planned to read if I ever have time, or the finishing of the book I'm writing, well I've got the time, but haven't done any of it! But, what to write about today? Well, when I was feeling low and lonely as a child, I used to hug my dolls. DOLLS! They have been so much in the news since all the publicity on Huguette Clark's big sale, especially when a rather unspectacular looking All original French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau doll sold for $90,000! Suddenly, all the auction houses have dolls mixed in with old washing machines and porch furniture! Two important sales of only dolls are scheduled to come up next week in Naples, Florida. The first one woman sale is called Dance of the Hours, the 50 year collection of an important collector of dolls, Lillian Hamm. Her answer to 1915 Kewpie Bisque doll designed by Rose O’Neil that $90,000 doll is a very rare Albert Marque doll that has been featured in many Museum exhibitions. The doll was one of a pair of Albert Marque dolls, each wearing its original Ballet Russe costume designed by Margaine-Lacroix of Paris and presented in an exhibition at the Margaine-Lacroix boutique about 1915. But she had true variety in her collection. She even has a Schoenhut mannequin doll dressed as a football player. Her French bisque half dolls are something never seen any more. Women used to buy them, dress them in elaborate skirts and sit them on their vanity tables (we don't have those any more either, or all the fluffy pillows on their beds). And, like Huguette Clark, Lillian Hellman was into doll houses, mainly 19th century doll house furniture. And, included in the sale will be a collection of ten fine 19th century miniature carriages. And, I have to talk about An Artists design doll of Charles baby Kewpie dolls, which are A. Lindbergh also featured in the sale. They were silly little naked figures that you could find made in Japan out of cheap materials in Newberry's or Woolworths, or as I've learned from this sale, there were also very valuable ones. They were conceived as comic strip characters by cartoonist Rose O'Neil. The cartoons became so popular she came up with paper dolls of them in 1909. Then, they went big time in 1912 when they started making them in bisque. This makes me wish I'd treated my Kewpies with more respect! French bisque half dolls Whereas Huguette Clark seemed equally fond of atique dolls from both France and Germany, Lillian Hamm leaned to German dolls. Her favorite was a 23" doll created in 1910 by the noted Berlin Sculptor Lewin-Funcke. Alderfer Auctions is also getting into the act with a doll auction on April 1st. They are featuring dolls designed and made by artists. In fact, all doll makers got into the act with both dolls and ephemiera of the quintuplets who were big news from their birth in 1935. They are featured in the Alderfer Auction, as are Artist designed Native American dolls, (not Kachinas). Well, that's a couple places to find them. If you want more, just try skimming other autions and you will find dolls, for sure. Beverley Jackson moved to SB in 1963 from Los Angeles. She wrote a social column for the SB News-Press from 1968-1992. She also wrote the award winning book Splendid Slippers on Chinese footbinding and five other books on China. She latest book is Dolls of Spain. Jackson is avid doll collector and a collector of interesting people. She is also now seriously making and exhibiting pine needle baskets and collage.


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March 20, 2020

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Cannabis Gets a Big Win in Wine Country


County Board of Supervisors upholds a permit for the Busy Bee’s Organics outdoor “grow” near Buellton


By Melinda Burns / Special to VOICE

S CANNABIS COMPATIBLE WITH WINE GRAPES? Yes, the county Board of Supervisors said this week, voting 4-0 to uphold a land-use permit for Busy Bee’s Organics, allowing cannabis cultivation on 22 acres along Highway 246, west of Buellton. The scenic highway is the gateway to the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley wine country. It was the first appeal of a cannabis landuse permit to come before the board in the region, and it was a big win for Busy Bee’s. Sara Rotman, the property co-owner, asked for and won a four-acre increase beyond the 18 acres approved for cultivation by the county Planning Commission in November. One greenhouse will be allowed on the 62-acre property; the rest of the 22 acres in cultivation will be outdoors, including a maximum of five acres under plastic tarps in “hoop houses.” Two new 3,000 square-foot buildings will be allowed for processing.

“We’re just grateful to get back to the work of farming,” Sara Rotman, a co-owner of Busy Bee’s with her husband, Nate Diaz, said by phone after Tuesday’s hearing. “There’s been an extraordinary amount of scrutiny and review. It makes projects like mine better, and I’m grateful that the supervisors agreed.” But Marc Chytilo, an attorney for the Santa Barbara Coalition for Responsible Cannabis, a citizens’ group, called the vote “an extreme disservice to the commission and the community.” The coalition had asked the board to deny a permit for Busy Bee’s, or, alternatively, place a three-year term limit on it. Chytilo said the increase from 18 to 22 acres would result in an “excessive amount of cultivation on this parcel.” Busy Bee’s, he said, was proposing a major industrial operation that deserved more scrutiny. “We don’t oppose cannabis,” Chytilo said. “Categorically, we want to see the county get this right. The process has not worked in this case.” Residents and vintners told the board that

Changes at Santa Barbara MTD


ERVICE REDUCTION, FREE FARES, REAR DOOR BOARDING, AND CUSTOMER SERVICE FUNCTIONS are some of the changes that went into effect, yesterday, Thursday, March 19th at Santa Barbara MTD. MTD has lowered service levels on several lines associated with area educational institutions, in light of these schools ceasing campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, all MTD fixed-route bus service will be provided free of charge until further notice. Passengers without disabilities will be directed to use the rear door of the vehicle for boarding and alighting to minimize contact with bus operators at the front door and farebox area. Passengers using mobility devices or who need the ramp will be allowed to board and alight from the front door of the vehicle. As described below, Transit Center Customer Service functions will be changing, as will public access to the MTD Administrative Offices. Service Reduction Earlier this week on Monday, March 16th, all booster services to Junior Highs and High Schools were cancelled. This cancellation will continue until further notice. Beginning the morning of Thursday, March 19th, the following service changes went into effect, until further notice: • No Line 15x (SBCC/UCSB Express) Service • No Line 16 (SBCC Shuttle) Service • No Line 28 (UCSB Shuttle) Service • Line 27 (Isla Vista Shuttle) will operate on the “UCSB out” alternate schedule as published in the schedule guide • No booster service to Junior Highs, High Schools, or Alpha Resource Center This service level mimics the service

level provided during Spring Break, when SBCC, UCSB, and Santa Barbara Unified School District are all closed. UC Santa Barbara will still be accessible by bus on Lines 11, 24x, and 27. The Santa Barbara City College area will still be accessible by bus on Lines 4, 5, and 17. Passengers with questions about schedules and affected routes can call 805963-3366 for assistance. Transit Center Customer Service Transit Center facilities will still be operating on normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 6am to 7pm, and weekends, 9am to 5pm), but no walk-up sales or person-to-person transactions of any kind will be available; however, the two Ticket Vending Machines at the Transit Center will still be operational and accept cash, debit, and credit cards. The public may still ask questions through the window or call 805-963-3366. In addition to help over the phone, the public is encouraged to contact MTD with any questions or concerns via www. thesbmtd.gov website, by emailing info@ sbmtd.gov, or through the agency’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts, all @santabarbaramtd. MTD Administrative Offices MTD’s administrative office reception area at 550 Olive Street will be closed to visitors. Customers needing to make bulk pass purchases may do so by appointment only. To arrange for a pass purchase during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm), please call 805-9633364. The public is reminded to stay home if they are sick, follow proper health hygiene practices, and maintain appropriate social distance on buses, at the Transit Center, and at bus stops.

the “stench” from Busy Bee’s and other cannabis operations was ruining their quality of life and undermining business in 20 or more wine tasting rooms. Land-use permits for more than 970 acres of cannabis are pending in the region. “Our lives have been abruptly battered with the unfettered pot growing,” Dianne Pence, a coalition member, said. “These new pot owners have no vested interest in our community.”

Easing restrictions The board held its hearing in two separate meeting rooms in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara, communicating by video to reduce potential exposure to the coronavirus. Supervisor Peter Adam of Orcutt was absent. In a first for the county, the board allowed members of the public to phone in their comments. One caller said Busy Bee’s was a “model family farm.” Jack Motter, a fellow cannabis applicant, said Rotman was “the exact kind of person we need to help us establish this industry.” Jon Olgrehn, who works in conventional and organic agriculture, including vineyards, called in to say that Busy Bee’s was “one of the cleanest operations out there.” “They have the direct support of their immediate neighbors,” Olgrehn said. “It’s time for us to make decisions based on facts, not fear.” South Coast Supervisor Das Williams, who represents the Carpinteria Valley, where residents are up in arms about the skunk-like smell of cannabis from greenhouse operations, said Busy Bee’s was “one of the most innocuous” projects “on the landscape.” He described visiting the property, fully expecting “not to be impressed.” Rotman and Diaz have planted rows of trees along the highway to screen their land from public view. “You could even say I was leaning against the project,” Williams said. “Then I passed it by without even noticing there was a marijuana operation there. That’s what we want.” Chytilo presented a radically different picture of Busy Bee’s, showing the board aerial Google photographs that he said were confirmation of an illegal expansion on the property, from one greenhouse in 2015 to what appeared to be six greenhouses and 16 hoop houses in 2018. County officials said they opened a zoning violation case, but dropped it after the owners applied for a land-use permit in late 2018. A county staff report for the project stated that the planning commission approved it in 2019, “thereby authorizing the existing cannabis operation.” Coalition members told the board they viewed the permit as a “reward for noncompliance.” “Do you take us for fools?” asked Blair Pence, a coalition founder and the owner of Pence Ranch & Winery near Buellton. In addition to increasing the acreage in cannabis for Busy Bee’s, the board lifted other permit restrictions imposed by the commission, including a requirement for additional review by the county planning director after two years. At the same time, the board upheld a requirement for unplanted 100-foot buffers on the eastern and western sides of the property to reduce pesticide conflicts with vineyard and broccoli operations.

Busy Bee’s will be required to install wind screens and fans and, ultimately, an odor-control system on the property boundary, if the county determines that odors from the marijuana harvesting and drying operations are creating a “substantially continuous public nuisance.” But the board removed permit restrictions imposed by the commission that would have required Busy Bee’s to dry cannabis offsite, immediately flash-freeze or box fresh plants, and ship all plant material offsite within two hours of the harvest, in order to keep odors under control. Chytilo lambasted the board for what he called “cut-and-paste” and “decide-on-the-fly” changes. “It substantially undercuts the authority of the planning commission and increases the odor footprint,” he said. In explaining his support for Busy Bee’s, board Chairman Gregg Hart, who represents Goleta, said, “I do believe that cannabis farming and the wine industry can coexist.” Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, representing Santa Maria, said that some large outdoor cannabis “grows” in the county were operating next to vineyards with zero complaints. And both Lavagnino and Hart noted that the City of Buellton had submitted a letter of support for Busy Bee’s. “We live in an agricultural community,” Lavagnino said. “Agriculture means different things to different people. We allow our growers the tools to do the job they need to do.” Yet the county’s own agricultural advisory committee had urged the board to delay voting on the Busy Bee’s permit appeals until the commission and the board could draw up amendments to the county’s Cannabis Zoning Ordinance. And, according to the GrowerShipper Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, most of its members operating near hemp or cannabis operations have experienced “significant and acrimonious conflict.” Supervisor Joan Hartmann, who represents the Santa Ynez Valley, said the Busy Bee’s permit “raised a lot of issues we need to address going forward.” “It’s clear we need greater ability to condition these projects so that they are compatible with the surrounding area,” she said. Melinda Burns is a freelance journalist based in Santa Barbara.


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March 20, 2020



The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will distribute free, healthy groceries and fresh produce to the community at the following locations. No documentation or pre-registration required. Everyone is welcome.

El Banco de Comida del Condado de Santa Barbara distribuirá comestibles saludables y productos frescos gratuitos a la communidad en los siguientes sitios. No se requiere documentos ni cita previa para asistir los sitios. Todos son bienvenidos.


Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and cleanliness of each site.


Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Wednesdays open until 6:30pm Walk-in only


United Boys & Girls Club, Goleta 5701 Hollister Ave. Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm Drive-Thru and Walk-In

United Boys & Girls Club, Westside 602 W. Anapamu St. Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm Drive-Thru and Walk-In

Isla Vista Youth Project 5638 Hollister Ave. St. 200 By appointment only, beginning March 19 Call Ana Maya 805-869-3303


Se han tomado medidas para garantizar la seguridad y limpieza de cada sitio.


Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave de lunes a viernes, 9-4pm los miercoles, abierto hasta las 6:30pm Recoger comida en persona


United Boys & Girls Club, Goleta 5701 Hollister Ave. de lunes a viernes, 1pm-3pm Recojer comida por ventania o en persona

United Boys & Girls Club, Westside 602 W. Anapamu St. de lunes a viernes, 1pm-3pm Recojer comida por ventania o en persona

Isla Vista Youth Project 5638 Hollister Ave. St. 200 Con cita previa, a partir del 19 de Marzo Teléfono Ana Maya 805-869-3303


United Boys & Girls Club, Lompoc 1025 W. Ocean St. Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm Drive-Thru and Walk-In Begins March 20

United Boys & Girls Club, Lompoc 1025 W. Ocean St. de lunes a viernes, 1pm-3pm Recojer comida por ventania o en persona Comienza 20 de marzo

Shopping for Sheltering In Place? Foodbank Of Santa Barbara County Has Recommendations! Buy food for three days minimum, and for up to two weeks. 1. Water: one gallon per person, per day is recommended 2. Food items that will last: • Veggies - get a few pickled options, which provide flavor to meals and salads, fiber, phytonutrients, and probiotic bacteria (onions, cucumbers, beets, asparagus, green beans, carrots, etc.) 2 jars would be enough for one person • Root veggies - ever heard of a root cellar? In the old days, people would store their root veggies in a cool dry dark cellar to extend their shelf life. You can do this too: potatoes, sweet potato, onions, garlic, ginger, olives, artichoke, beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, jams, winter squashes with hard skin

healthy omega-3 fats

lemon, etc.

• Honey - a plastic squeeze bottle is lightest weight and UPDATED MARCH 17 cleanest. Honey is a prebiotic that supports very important gut microbes to boost immune system function. It contains vitamins and energy, and it will never spoil! Use a small amount to sweeten.

• Add a pinch of salt to your water to stay hydrated. ACTUALIZADO MARZO 17 Gatorade is high in sugar or sweeteners and Pedialyte is an unnecessary expense for adults. Have a few on hand for children (not generally affected by this virus).

• Canned goods - works for this scenario as we don’t anticipate needing to lug heavy foods around. No need for canned beans (except maybe refried beans)- added weight, salt, and waste. Fill a large bag with dry beans. Soak overnight, boil the next day. o Canned tomatoes or tomato sauces to add to soups, stews, or sauces. o Canned veggies are fine too, but not ideal

• Yogurts - (not necessarily dairy) this protein and fat source will last for weeks

o Canned fruit can be high in added sugar. Recommend keeping intake low.

• Eggs - boiled egg is a great addition to rice or noodle dishes, stews, salads for protein and essential micronutrients

o Canned meats - we recommend fish like tuna, salmon, anchovies, mackerel, etc. (1-2 servings per week for an adult = 1-2 cans per person per week)

• Fruits - dried, without sugar added (e.g. craisins) is the best option. Dried apple rings, dried apricots, raisins, mango, etc.

• Whole grains - brown rice, bulgur wheat, farro, quinoa (1⁄2 cup-1 cup per person per meal)

• Fresh fruits - for this time frame you can get slow-ripening fruits like green bananas, green avocados, apples, and citrus: oranges, lemons, grapefruit last about a week

• Comforts like teas and coffee - lightweight, soothing and comforting, and can go a long way/have a long shelf life

• Nuts, peanut butter, other nut butters - excellent sources of energy, fiber, fats, and vitamins that will keep for this amount. Fill up a bag of trail mix, grab peanut butter to add to fruit or oatmeal or mix with yogurt for a tasty dip or freeze as a healthy dessert

• For the adventurous:

• Oats (oatmeal) - light weight for having to move/carry, expands in size (1⁄2 cup or 1 cup per morning), fiber, whole grain, B vitamins, complex carbohydrate for energy o Option: store cans of coconut milk to enhance flavor of cooked or overnight oats. o Option: add coconut shreds and frozen fruit or jam • Chia seeds - 10g fiber per 2 TBSP, holds water to keep you hydrated, source of

o Sprouting seeds - you can create a small microgreens garden and have fresh food in 2 days! For those who really need fresh greens, radish seeds sprout rapidly. You can look for “Sprouting radish seed” which will germinate in 2 days. Add to top of meals or salads for sulforaphane boost, flavor, and freshness. 3. If you do get sick: • Bone broth - Buy a few of these (1 large jar or freezer pack per person per day) in case of illness. This is highly recommended if someone falls ill. Sip throughout the day and you can add powerful antioxidants to support the immune system like garlic, ginger, onions, cayenne pepper,

4. Things not recommended: • Frozen ultra-processed foods - these will be high in sugars, fat, and sodium and low in fiber (pizza, breaded chicken nuggets or tenders, etc.) • Canned soups and ramen - high in sodium and ramen is particularly low in nutrition. These are definitely not recommended for a disaster situation where drinking water is limited • Soft skin or mushy fruits - peaches, plums, apricots, grapes, pears are not going to last and have a very short shelf life • Cheese is a maybe - not too much. It can dry out once opened and doesn’t keep well. Hard cheese like parmesan works for adding flavor (and a great source of protein) • Meats - meats are not simple in terms of freshness and storage, but can be frozen to make them last. The issues are cooking and waste. Meat requires much more caution in terms of food safety. It generates much more intense smells and fat particles that can linger in the air in your home, which would not be great when fighting off a novel respiratory illness. It also can produce liquid saturated fat that needs to be drained somewhere other than the drain and there can be excess pieces of fat that need to go in the trash, which can lead to rotting and odors, etc. • Chips, breads, crackers, etc. that will go stale once opened • Candy and sweets high in sugar are not great for stressful situations. They increase irritability and inflammation in the body. www.foodbanksbc.org

March 20, 2020

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Community News Local Emergency Proclamation to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Proclamación local de emergencia para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19



Bars, Nightclubs, Tasting Rooms, Gyms, Movie Theaters to Close Until April 6th

O PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, the Santa Barbara City Council adopted an emergency proclamation authorizing the City Administrator to take action necessary to respond to the local emergency. Council discussed ways to be proactive in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and minimizing economic loss by taking aggressive action in advance of many confirmed cases. Council direction included closing bars, nightclubs, breweries, wineries, and tasting rooms, consistent with recent guidance from the California Department of Public Health. All restaurants and food facilities shall be prohibited from serving food for consumption on the premises. Food can continue to be prepared for delivery or take-out service. Several food facilities are exempt including grocery stores, pharmacies, food banks, and cafeterias and restaurants within hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and the airport. Farmer’s markets are also exempt, but should follow guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Movie theaters, live performance, and entertainment venues, bowling, and arcades shall close to the public. In addition, gyms and fitness centers will also close. These emergency measures reduce the chances of transmitting the COVID-19 virus in enclosed spaces where people gather. These measures took effect on Wednesday, March 18th and will continue until Tuesday, April 7th, at such time when Council can reassess conditions. According to Mayor Cathy Murillo, “These were difficult decisions to make but we are looking out for public health for our city and the region.” City offices continue to be staffed but many public counters will close to the public to limit interaction and ensure social distancing. For updates on City services, facility closures, and special instructions to pay bills, submit plans, and complete transactions, visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

Bares, discotecas, salas de degustación, gimnasios, cines cerrarán hasta el 6 de abril ARA PROTEGER LA SEGURIDAD PÚBLICA Y REDUCIR LA PROPAGACIÓN DEL VIRUS COVID-19, el consejo municipal de Santa Bárbara adoptó una proclamación de emergencia autorizando al Administrador de la Ciudad a tomar las medidas necesarias para responder a la emergencia local. El Consejo habló sobre maneras de ser proactivo para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 y minimizar las pérdidas económicas al tomar medidas agresivas antes de muchos casos confirmados. La dirección del Consejo incluyó cerrando bares, discotecas, cervecerías, bodegas, y salas de degustación, de acuerdo con la guianza del Departamento de Salud Pública de California. Todos los restaurantes y establecimientos de alimentos estarán prohibidos de servir comida para consumo dentro del local. La comida se puede continuar preparando para el servicio de entrega o para llevar. Varios establecimientos de alimentos están exentos incluyendo supermercados, farmacias, bancos de alimentos, cafeterías y restaurantes dentro de hospitales, asilos, escuelas, y el aeropuerto. Mercados de agricultores también están exentos pero deben seguir las indicaciones del Departamento de Salud Pública de California. Los cines, presentaciones en vivo y los centros de entretenimiento, boliche, y los centros de juegos cerrarán al público. Adicionalmente, los gimnasios también cerrarán. Estas medidas de emergencia reducen las posibilidades de trasmitir el virus COVID-19 en espacios cerrados donde las personas se juntan. Estas medidas entraron en efecto el miércoles, 18 de marzo y continuarán hasta el martes, 7 de abril, en ese tiempo el Consejo podrá reevaluar las condiciones. Según la alcaldesa Cathy Murillo, “Estas fueron decisiones difíciles de tomar pero estamos cuidando la salud pública para nuestra ciudad y la región.” Las oficinas de la Ciudad continúan siendo atendidas por personal pero muchos mostradores públicos se cerrarán al público para limitar interacción y asegurar el distanciamiento social. Para obtener novedades sobre los servicios de la Ciudad, cierre de instalaciones, e instrucciones especiales para pagar facturas, entregar planes, y completar transacciones, visita www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

Vaqueros Athletes Receive Academic Honors


HREE ATHLETIC TEAMS AT SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE received accolades recently for their work in the classroom. The Women’s Swimming & Diving team and Men’s Golf team each were named CCCAA Scholar Team Award Winners for the 2018-2019 school year and the football team had eleven players recognized as members of the SCFA All-Academic Team. “We’re extremely proud of the student-athletes for their work in the classroom,” said Director of Athletics Rocco Constantino. “It takes a tremendous amount of hard work to be so successful academically, especially with all of the athletic responsibilities these students have. It wouldn’t be possible without the support of their head coaches, assistant coaches, and academic support staff. We work very hard to prioritize academics and it’s great to see our teams and players rewarded for their hard work. I can’t say enough good things about our students academically.” This is the fourth straight year that multiple SBCC teams have received the Scholar Team Award, which is the highest academic award a team can receive by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). The Scholar Team Award is awarded each year to one team per sport in the state of California. All team members must have excelled academically with a total GPA of 3.0 or higher. Under the guidance of Head Coach Chuckie Roth, the Women’s Swimming team continued to dominate the

Western State Conference as one of the top programs in the state. SBCC finished last season with a record of 53-4 and went a perfect 26-0 in WSC play. The team currently has an incredible 127-meet winning streak in WSC play. They finished tenth in the state at last year’s CCCAA Championships. Head Men’s Golf Coach Chuck Melendez led his team to another successful season in 2019. The team finished last season with an overall record of 14620. The 146 wins broke the school record, topping the previous mark by an incredible 31 wins. The Vaqueros finished second in the state at last year’s CCCAA State Championships. “This is the top academic award a team can receive from the CCCAA, so a huge congratulations to our head men’s golf coach Chuck Melendez and head women’s swimming/diving coach Chuckie Roth as well as our studentathletes and the fantastic support system we have in place for our athletes,” said Constantino. “There is only one CCCAA team that receives this award per sport, so it is rare that schools have winners in multiple sports. Even more impressive is that we are one of just a small handful of schools that have had multiple teams recognized each of the past three years.” Santa Barbara City College and Orange Coast College are the only CCCAA schools to have multiple teams receive this award in each of the past four years. The Vaqueros have had at least one team receive the Scholar Team Award in each of the past five years. Eleven players from the SBCC Football team also received academic honors, with each student being named a Scholar

Athlete by the Southern California Football Association. To receive the award, a student must have successfully completed 36 units (27 academic) and maintained a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. The eleven SBCC football players who received the honor had an average GPA of 3.43. SFCA Football Scholar-Athlete Team includes: Lars Bardenhagen, Burak Efendiogiu, Scott Forbes, Leland Gropper, Bradley Kleven, Gerardo Mack, Matthew Molina, Jacob Shultz, Sage Sobrado, Colton Takis, and Jacob Villareal. “I’m really proud of the football student-athletes who were named to the SCFA Scholar-Athlete Team,” said Constantino. “Football is a demanding sport, both physically and mentally. It’s tremendously time-consuming as well. To see so many student-athletes excel in the classroom as well really speaks to the work ethic and dedication of each student. This is a very impressive honor and something the students, their families, and coaches should be tremendously proud of.”



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Has the Recession Begun?


By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

T MIGHT NOT MATTER WHEN THE SO-CALLED INFECTION CURVE BEGINS TO FLATTEN, or the epidemic “washes away,” as President Trump has said. The economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic has already been done, due in part to the lack of preparedness by the White House, our broken health care system, and weak recovery from the Great Recession. This recession probably began in March, said former Fed ViceChairman Alan Blinder recently. The first economic indicators affected by the coronavirus pandemic have plunged, including retail sales and the Empire State manufacturing index. It is what happens when companies are shut down and workers are quarantined in what has become a just-in-time economy. This is an economy in which workers are hired ‘just’ when they are needed, and parts aren’t stockpiled, but ordered to arrive ‘just’ in time to be used— these days mostly from China and other low-cost Asian countries. We are in this fix because corporations now think short term— i.e., about their quarterly profits rather than longer term growth prospects. It wasn’t always that way. Until the 1980s and the politicization of economic theory (i.e., trickle-down economics), corporate bosses didn’t earn that much more than their employees. Today, the Boss is always right, and workers have lost their bargaining power to stockholders and management that want to see a quicker return. The result is corporations that have become so efficient there is no inventory or backlog of parts for automobiles, airplanes, or whatever else is still assembled in the U.S. of A. Perhaps the first sign of what now seems inevitable—the next recession— is in retail sales that plunged 0.5 percent in February and four percent YOY.

And manufacturing is already in recession. Activity has been contracting for the past six months. The Empire State’s (New York) February survey to manufacturing activity literally tanked, to use a non-economic term. It posted its biggest one-month decline on record, falling 34.5 points to an elevenyear low of (-21.5). The six-month outlook index was as bad, falling almost 22 points to its own eleven-year low. The U.S. Treasury Bond market even seemed to seize up last week, which panicked the financial markets. So the New York Fed just announced that it may buy up to $1.5 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds and dropped their short term rates to zero, injecting more money into the general economy. Lowest-paid workers suffer the most, as in past downturns, only this recession could turn into a Greater Recession, or even another Great Depression. Why? We currently have an income inequality that reverts back to 1928 before the Great Depression. And it was this level of inequality that caused workers to borrow on the easy credit terms prevalent then. But when said borrowers couldn’t borrow any more to meet rising living costs, the U.S. economy crashed. The Brookings Institute reports in the United States, 53 million people must get by on low wages, with median hourly earnings of $10.22. Based on a normal 40-hour week, that comes to just $21,258 annually before taxes. It about equals the 2020 federal poverty level (FPL) income numbers of $21,720 for a family of three that is used to calculate eligibility for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many of these workers aren’t earning enough for decent housing; so much so that 30 percent of the homeless are such workers. That’s why we are seeing a repeat of homeless encampments last seen in the 1930s.


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The so-called Hobo Jungles were a feature of the Great Depression memorialized vividly in songs such as Woody Guthrie’s, “I’ve been havin’ some hard travelin’, I thought you knowed...” “The United States economy is like a poker game where the chips have become concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, and where the other fellows can stay in the game only by borrowing,” said Marriner Eccles, the Federal Reserve Chairman during the 1930s. “When their credit runs out the game will stop.” We are at even greater debt levels today. A recent NYTimes Op-ed by Morgen Stanley’s chief global strategist, Ruchir Sharma, highlighted the role of too-highly leveraged Zombie companies—companies that earn too little even to make interest payments on their debt, and survive only by issuing new debt. “Hidden within the $16 trillion corporate debt market are many potential trouble-makers, including the zombies,” said Sharma, “that account for 16 percent of all publicly traded companies in the U.S.” There are fiscal remedies coming from congress that may provide some relief—including Democrats’ $830B proposal for outright cash payments supported by the White House, aid for the airline industry, and a range of other ideas, including President Trump’s emergency declaration that frees at least another $50B. But more will be needed. The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) approved by Congress in 2008, which made available $700 billion to the Treasury Department to buy deeply depressed assets from banks, and Obama’s $840B American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 wasn’t enough to bring back prosperity for most Americans.

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES

CORRIDAN GALLERY: Local Artists ~ Ongoing • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-5pm • 805-966-7939. CYPRESS GALLERY (Lompoc): Mystic ~ March 28 • 119 E Cypress Av • Tu-Su 12-4pm • 805-737-1129.

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PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello ~ Apr 12 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • Fr-Su 11-6pm & By Appt • 805-684-9700.

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Contemporary art ~ Ongoing • 15 W Gutierrez St • Mo 11-2pm, Tu-Sa 11-5pm, Su 11-3pm • 805-963-1157.

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early American & CA Paintings & Bakelite • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673.

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited • Memorias y Facturas ~ Ongoing • $5/$4 • 123 E Canon Perdido • Daily 10:30-4:30pm • 805-965-0093.

MARY HEEBNER.COM @maryheebner by appointment 805.962.2497

10 WEST GALLERY: Fresh ~ March 30 • 10 W Anapamu St • Mo, We-Sa 11-5:30pm, Su 12-5 • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Meandering the Edges by Nathan Huff ~ May 6 • 229 E Victoria • Tu-Fr By Appt/Sa 1-4pm • 805-965-6307. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Closed at this time • 805-893-2951. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-884-0459. ARTISTE GALLERY: Brown; LoCascio; Pratt; Luongo; Perez; Watanabe ~ Ongoing • 2948 Grand Av, #E, LO • Thurs-Sun 115:30pm • 805-686-2626. ARTS FUND GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-965-7321. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed at this time • 805-897-3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu. BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: Dan LeVin’s Lonely Hearts and Ed Borein prints ~ Ongoing • 1103-A State St • Mo-Sa 116pm/Sun 11-5pm • 805-966-1707. CABADAGRAY GALLERY: Recent Work by Stephanie Dotson ~ Mar 27 • Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main St, Ventura • We-Sa 10-4pm/By Appt • 805-644-9214. CABANA HOME: Fine Art & Design • 111 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Fr 10am-6pm, Sa by appt. • 805-962-0200.

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews and Danes ~ May 24 • Around Town & Viking Exhibit ~ Ongoing • 1624 Elverhøj Wy, Solvang • $5 • We-Su 11-4pm • 805-686-1211. FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed at this time • 805-962-7653. GALLERIE SILO: Michael C. Armour ~ Ongoing • 118-B Gray Av • Th-Su 12-5pm & By Appt • 301-379-4669. GALLERY 113: Artist of the Month: Wendy Brewer, Journey to the Heart ~ Reflections and Renewal ~ 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • Mo-Sa 11-5pm/ Su 1-5pm • 805-965-6611. GALLERY 333: Closed at this time • 805-451-6919. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Color and Light ~ Mar 30 • 2920 Grand Av • Daily 10-5pm • 805-688-7517. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed at this time • 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta mural by Barbara Eberhart ~ Ongoing • 55679 Hollister Av • 9-6pm daily • www.thegvcc.org. GOOD CUP COFFEE HOUSE: Works by Sue Slater ~ April • 918 State Street • daily 7am-5pm • 805-965-5593. GRAYSPACE GALLERY: ~ Between Ornament & Meaning ~ April 19 • 219 Gray Av • Fr-Sa 1-5pm & By Appt • 805-689-0858.


CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors / Wallpaper Discoveries ~ Ongoing • 15 E De la Guerra St • $5/$4 • Tu-Su 12-4pm • 805-965-0093.

COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Workshop, gallery, performance space • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443.

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RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: Motherland & Freedom! by Wallace • Artisan clothing • 11 Anacapa St • WeMo 12-7pm • 805-636-5611. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • Mo-Th 8-5pm, Fr 8-12pm • 805-898-3070.

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347.

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging creativity for artists with disabilities • 28 E Victoria • 805-260-6705.

JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Seeking Light: A Survivor’s Exhibition Showcasing Artworks by Local Survivors, Featuring Margaret Singer ~ April 21 • 524 Chapala St • Mo-Th 9-5pm/Fr 9-3:30pm • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Texas ~ April; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/ photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4pm • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Pedro de la Cruz, Ruth Ellen Hoag ~ Ongoing • 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • Mo-Sa 10-5pm, Su115pm • 805-565-4700. LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Contemporary art • La Cumbre Plaza • Tu-Su, 12-6pm • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Spring ~ May 17 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588.

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PORTICO GALLERY: Work by Newell, & Pope ~ Ongoing • 1235 Coast Village Rd • Mo-Sa 11-5pm • 805-695-8850.

INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: Local artists ~ Ongoing • 1528 State St • Tu- Fr 11-3pm • 805-962-6444.

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed at this time • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org.

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Whit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford ~ Spring 2020 •105 E Anapamu • Mo-Fr 8-5pm • 805-568-3994. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: Fine and decorative arts ~ Ongoing • 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • 805-570-9863.


LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Garcia, Schock, Snyder, Sparks ~ Ongoing • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • Daily 11-5pm • 805-570-9195.

CASA DOLORES: Otomi Dream/Sueno Otomi ~ June 30 • José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware ~ Ongoing • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 12-4pm • 805-963-1032.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Closed at this time • 805-966-5373. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323.

DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: New work by Chris Potter ~ Ongoing • 1333 State St • Mo-Fr 10-5:30pm, Sa 10-4:30pm • 805-882-2108. neruda!

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-5000.

MASON STREET STUDIOS: Paintings by Pedersen, Galzerano, Denbo, & Morrill ~ Ongoing • 121 E Mason St • Sa 12-5pm. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411. MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: Contemporary Art • 619 State St •www.misa-artwork.com.

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Oak Group Members & More - Schloss; Tello; Iwerks; Burtt; Drury ~ Ongoing • 1321 State St • Tu-Sa 11am-5pm • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Closed at this time • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN, Pritzlaff Conserv. Ctr: 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • Mo-Fr 9-6pm • 805-682-4726. SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Capturing the West: The Artistry of Josef Muench • Great Photographers in Santa Barbara History • Story of SB • Henry Chapman Ford • Edward Borein Gallery ~ Ongoing • 136 E De La Guerra • Tu-Sa 10-5pm/Su 12-5pm • 805-966-1601.

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SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: A Life’s Work by Michael Dvortcsak ~ Mar 22 • Shows by Meredith Brooks Abbott and Phoebe Brunner ~ Mar 30 • 11 E Anapamu St • Daily 10-5:30pm • 805-730-1460. SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: East Meets West: A Collectors’ Choice ~ Ongoing • 3596 Sagunto • WeSu 12-4pm, By Appt Tu-Fr • $5/Chn Free • 805-688-7889. UCSB LIBRARY: Closed at this time • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Paintings by Iban Navaro & More • 1114 State St #9 La Arcada Ct • Mo-Sa 11-5pm, Su 11-4pm • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • 805-565-6162. WILDLING MUSEUM: Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky ~ June 15 • 1511-B Mission Dr, Solvang • Mo, We, Th-Fr 115pm/Sa-Su 10-5pm • $5/Free/3rd Wed Free • 805-688-1082. YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: Traditional, atelier-style art studio • 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Fishing with Paper & Ink: Nature Prints by Dwight Hwang & Eric Hochberg ~ Mar • History of Oil in the SB Channel ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Wy • Daily 10-5pm, closed We • Free-$8 • 805-962-8404. SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • 805-963-4364. SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Closed at this time • 805-682-4711. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Alpha Resource Center Artists • 220 W Canon Perdido • Mo-Fr 8:30-4:30pm & By Appt • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • Daily 10am-5pm • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: z: works by Marge Cafarelli and Cyndee Howard • 1219 State St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, Su 10-5pm • 805-617-6421. STUDIO 121: Works by Irwin, Denzel, Uyesaka ~ Ongoing • 121 Santa Barbara St • By Appt • 805-722- 0635.

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BEAUTIFUL MOTHER AND CHILD RETURNED TO VIEW IN SANTA BARBARA recently when the Santa Barbara Museum of Art re-installed the iconic Maternity by Fernando Botero. A monumental size bronze (who remembers it from when it was temporarily at home on the Museum’s front steps?), the sculpture is now ensconsed at the Museum’s Ridley-Tree Education Center (RTEC) at McCormick House. It arrived in February. “Botero is a Columbian artist of incredible importance, and this is a major example of his monumental cast bronzes,” shared James Glisson, SBMA’s Curator of Contemporary Art via email. “It is an important part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s significant collection of 20th-century Latin American art, displaying the artist’s mature style with curvaceous and stylized figures.” The RTEC at McCormick House has remained active during the Museum’s renovation (though the Museum and all its public programs are currently closed through at least April 20th). Before the current closure, RTEC hosted numerous art classes for children, making this sculpture with its mother and child subject especially appropriate, according to Katrina Karl, SBMA Director of Communications, who answered or found answers to few questions about the re-installation. Perhaps most exciting, according to Karl, this location (just off the entrance path, visible to everyone who enters - or walks by) is temporary until the Museum finds a more prominent home in or


around the Museum after its renovations are complete. “The sculpture had been a partial gift from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, however, she recently donated it to SBMA fully,” Karl added. “Lady Ridley-Tree and her late husband Paul acquired the sculpture in the late 1990s and gave the Museum a part of it a few years later.” While it’s not possible to create programs around the sculpture due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are plans for the Museum’s Education Department to create a “sculpture family guide about that piece and others at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. This guide can be used by students in future classes, in camps, and with their families.” A living artist, Fernando Botero was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932. Both a painter and a sculptor, he is known for his works that often offer political critique and humor via large-sized, exaggerated figures. He has been a prominent artist since he won the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. More recently the International Sculpture Center bestowed a Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2012. He noted of his figures, “An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalize or even justify it,” in Texas Tea for Two, a book by Memory McDermott. If you get a chance, get a peek from your car by driving by the corner of Santa Barbara and Arrellaga Streets in Santa Barbara.








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