VOICE Magazine: March 29, 2024

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The Community Arts Workshop celebrated the completion of their capital campaign 4 Photo by Nell Campbell
The Lehman Trilogy to open at The Ensemble Theatre 22 Photo by Zach Mendez
A Room Full of Teeth, reviewed
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Mizrahi In This Issue Calendar...20-22 Movies............19 Community News 7, 8, 9, 11, 24, 29 John Palminteri: Community Voice 13 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice 1 4 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 23 Community Market & Legals 2 3 -26 Galleries & Art Venues.................27, 30-31 David Gress: Tree of the Month.................. 28 Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures Graph courtesy of PEW Research Center Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures www.voicesb.com March 29, 2024 subscribe VOICE Magazine cover story see page 5 Fly a kite and dance in the street this 1st Thursday! 16, 17 Lecture Robert B. Reich will speak at Campbell Hall 20 Business Harlan Green asks "Is there too much irrational exuberance?" 23 Pop Culture Icon RuPaul The House of Hidden Meanings Apr 18 / Arlington Theatre (805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
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Celebrating the Capital Campaign’s Finish Line

TWORKSHOP celebrated crossing the finish line of their capital campaign at a festive Sunday afternoon reception on March 24th by recognizing key individuals who have helped bring the community space to life.

The center, with its unmissable artistic gates outside, and within freshly remodeled, safe, accessible, and flexible spaces, is stepping into its own as a focal point for an ever changing array of community artistic expression and gatherings.

At the event CAW founders Leon and Elizabeth Olson were honored with the unveiling of their names linked to the main Leon and Elizabeth Olson Gallery. Alongside them, longtime CAW leader Ginny Brush saw her name

emblazoned on the Ginny Brush Community Room.

Other key players acknowledged included David Shelton, the designer and gate-maker with his team of artisans, as well as architect Paul Poirier and the building team. Shelton’s gates evoke Greek, Roman, and Chumash mythology, forming archetypal passageways at the two major entries. One entry evokes Winter Solstice and the other Summer Solstice, an embodiment of a top tier public art project.

Joe Rohde and other honorees were recognized with crow sculptures by Shelton.

The reception marked the success of the manyyears-in-the-making Capital Campaign which funded many site improvements.

On hand to welcome the contributors and emcee was Helene Schneider, former Santa Barbara Mayor, and the current president of CAW. Congratulatory proclamations were offered by Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse and a representative from Gregg Hart’s office honoring the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and CAW’s achievements. Eclectic entertainment was by local musicians the Brasscals, along with other musical guests. Wine and treats in the main party room added warmth. The back of the stage wall was adorned with crows as local artists

celebrated the CAW ‘crow’ theme.

Attending this celebratory afternoon were most of the leadership team: Helene Schneider, President; Nathan Vonk, Vice President; Leon Olson, Treasurer; Sharyn Main, Secretary; along with Directors Ginny Brush, Judy Nilsen, Laura Ragan, Vanae Rivera, Ian Smith, Robert Skinner, Dug Uyesaka, Joseph Velasco, and Dana White, as well as Exec Director Casey Caldwell. Also attending were members of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative Outreach Committee and the Advisors Yusuf Balogun, Marianne Clark, Rod Hare, and Eric Lassen.

A center for visual and performing arts, the cultural impact of the CAW has reverberated throughout the City and the local region and promises to thrive well into the future. CAW regularly hosts art and photography shows as well as providing workshop space for classes, rehearsals, and the main workshop spaces, both, within and without, for the annual Solstice parade. A team of contractors have been renovating as the capital campaign evolved over many years, and the funds rolled in from the City, community groups, and individuals.

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Pop Culture Icon - RuPaul presents The House of Meanings

SELF EMPOWERMENT AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION will meet flamboyant wisdom, reflection, and style when Pop Culture

Icon RuPaul arrives on the Arlington stage Thursday, April 18th at 7:30pm for an entertaining and heartwarming close-up presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. RuPaul will share a leg of his journey, encompassed in his newest book, The House of Hidden Meanings. A personal look at many of the experiences that shaped him, the book will be gifted to ticket holders at the event, while supplies last.

A fourteen-time Emmy Winner (the most awarded to any person of color), RuPaul is the Host and Executive Producer of the worldwide hit reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul achieved international fame in 1993 with the hit song Supermodel (You Better Work), and has since released 17 additional solo albums, including the latest, Black Butta. With four published books and more than nine millions followers on social media, RuPaul is the world’s most famous proponent of drag.

In life and in his book, RuPaul puts the metaphor of drag front and center when he writes - we’re all born naked and the rest is drag. It’s a philosophy that has become synonymous with him. Reviewers have been saying of the newest pages, “If we’re all born naked and the rest is drag, this is RuPaul stripped bare.”

For RuPaul, it seems he’s reached an age where self-understanding is taking root and nourishing his life with a richness that goes beyond costume and flamboyance. “When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do,” he explains.

From his early years growing up as a queer Black kid in San Diego navigating complex relationships with his absent father and temperamental mother, to forging an identity in the punk and drag scenes of Atlanta and New York, to finding enduring love with his husband Georges LeBar and self-acceptance in sobriety, RuPaul excavates his own life-story, uncovering new truths and insights in his personal history.

During this special event, RuPaul offers fans a manual for living – a personal philosophy that testifies to the value of chosen family, the importance of harnessing what makes you different, and the transformational power of facing yourself fearlessly. It’s an opportunity to hear RuPaul’s extraordinary story as told by RuPaul.

Central to RuPaul’s success has been his chameleonic adaptability. From drag icon to powerhouse producer of one of the world’s largest television franchises, RuPaul’s ever-shifting nature has always been part of his brand as both supermodel and supermogul. Yet that adaptability has made him enigmatic to the public. In this new memoir, his most intimate and detailed book yet, RuPaul makes himself known.

A profound introspection of his life, relationships, and identity, The House of Hidden Meanings is a self-portrait of the legendary icon on the road to global fame and changing the way the world thinks about drag. “I’ve always loved to view the world with analytical eyes, examining what lies beneath the surface. Here, the focus is on my own life –as RuPaul Andre Charles,” RuPaul shared.

RuPaul is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures in association with Pacific Pride Foundation and the following UCSB partners: Office of Black Student Development and Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

UCSB Arts & Lectures 2023-2024 Community Partners are the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli.

For tickets (General Public: $54.50 - $129.50; UCSB Student-Current student ID required: $24.50) call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-8933535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

“When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.” – RuPaul
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National Vietnam War Veterans Day ~ March 29, 2024 Reflections

On March 29th, our nation will pause to remember and honor the 9-million military men and women of the U.S. who served both in Southeast Asia and other duty stations at home and abroad during the Vietnam War era from 1959 to 1975.

The date itself recalls the month and day in 1973 when the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam. On and around the same day, Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged POWs. The end of the era marks the final battle concerning the seizure of the American cargo ship SS Mayaguez when it was stopped and boarded by Cambodian troops in the Gulf of Thailand in May 1975.

In the days leading up to April 30, 1975, when the capital city of Saigon fell to the forces from the North, there had begun a mass exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the country in any manner they could, many of them later to be known as the “boat people.” And who can ever forget the pictures of American personnel and Vietnamese civilians clamoring to get aboard helicopters and passenger jets as all was collapsing around them.

As Veterans of the war, we make no distinction between those who served incountry, in the theater of operations, or were stationed elsewhere during the era. All were called to serve, and none could self-determine where they would be stationed, although over the course of the war many voluntarily returned to Vietnam for a second, third, or fourth six-month “extension” tour.

It remains a divisive conflict that is always debatable, often argued about, and has left its legacy and imprint on the American psyche for the past five decades.

What is not in contention is that a generation of Americans did what their country asked of them. With few exceptions, they did so honorably and proudly.

Over 58,000 Americans were killed – including 98 from Santa Barbara County –and their names, forever etched in the black marble of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., will never be forgotten. There are still 1,200 U.S. personnel listed as missing in action and presumed dead.

So, too, we remember the full breadth of the casualties of the war: As many as 2-million civilians on both sides and some 1.1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters. Estimates are that between 200,000 and 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers were killed. And there were also losses among our allies from Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippines. And believe it or not, upwards of 25,000 Canadians volunteered to serve in the U.S. armed forces, 134 of whom were killed in action or reported missing in Vietnam. Their names are included on the Vietnam Memorial.

For all those who came home, many with mild to severe or even debilitating injuries, most with some form of PTSD or TBI and other invisible scars – not to mention exposure to Agent Orange – we must continue to ensure they have access to the best medical and psychological care this country can provide them for the rest of their lives. They deserve no less.

To the men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine who put on the uniform and carried out their duties during the era, I salute you and loudly proclaim a hearty Welcome Home!

Peter Bie is President of Chapter 218, Santa Barbara of Vietnam Veterans of America

Regarding The Proposed Development of Glen Annie Golf Course

To the Editor,

Recently the Glen Annie Golf course owners held a public meeting about closing the golf course and building up to 1000 homes on that land, but unfortunately they did not invite adjoining property owners, two of which own 78 acres of the golf course, to the meeting.

I believe Glen Annie Golf Course is the most beautiful golf course in the area and a great asset to the community. Glen Annie is one of only three public 18 hole courses in our area. The loss of it would be extremely sad and very hard to replace. The owner is not local and doesn’t seem concerned about the value of it as a community amenity, but is more interested in its value of as a monetary good/commodity.

As an adjoining property owner, I know that everyone who lives in this neighborhood knows that the pressure on the streets and roads is immense. They are already overly congested and there is no simple solution. Adding a thousand homes and probably more cars than that will be a nightmare.

A friend alerted me to a community workshop on the proposed development and I attended the meeting on March 20th. The representative for the owner of the Golf Course said they had had numerous public meetings, but none of the neighbors along Glen Annie and adjacent to the golf course have been notified of any meetings! I spoke to four neighboring property owners and all of them thought it would be a detriment and oppose this development.

One other important fact that seems to have been missing in the presentation is the fact that the owner does not own all of the land that they are presenting to be developed. There are two other owners who have 40 acre parcels that have not been included in the planning for this development process. At least one of them is opposed to this development. The current owners think they can acquire that land, but it is a very big question whether that will be possible.

The larger question, which we need to be asking ourselves, is what is the best size community? To my knowledge, I have not heard anyone ask this question, at least anyone in government. Everyone seems to think more housing, or even more affordable housing is the answer to the housing crunch. But seriously, does anyone think that more and bigger is always the best way to go? Do you really think adding a few thousand homes or even 10 thousand homes will lower the demand for people who want to live here. I doubt it. I believe you could build 20 story towers along Cabrillo Boulevard and they would fill up and the demand would still be there. In fact, if you do build more and it lowers the price, the odds are there will be more demand.

There are many considerations that must be explored. Thank you for your attention.

Submitted by Glen Annie Road property owners:

John Whitehurst, resident Susan Knapp

Brian Borgatello, resident Henrietta Fore

Photo of Vietnam War Veterans Memorial by Wladia Drummond , via Wikimedia Commons
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Roomful of Teeth Fills Hahn Hall With Wonder


CHEMISTRY TOOK PLACE IN HAHN HALL BETWEEN GABRIEL KAHANE AND PULITZER PRIZE AND GRAMMY WINNING ROOMFUL OF TEETH, in the superbly sound engineered hall on Music Academy’s beautiful campus. It was the perfect setting for a concert where the straightforward meets the anything but.

Where modern pop music sets a narrow artistic bandwidth is where artists like these go to expand boundaries and shake things up. Far from conventional, Roomful of Teeth pushes what the human voice can achieve and treats it like an instrument. They wail, whistle, whisper, groan, resonate between soprano and bass, and narrate stories as spoken word. As well the ensemble taps into various vocal traditions, from yodeling to Tuvan throat singing, and are unafraid to explore the sounds between. They are hard to define, genre wise — and despite this they have won two Grammys, for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, ten years apart.

first, both needed to show us who they are on their own, which they did.

In the first act, Kahane performed from his own discography, followed by Roomful of Teeth’s The Isle, written by ensemble member and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. The contrast between Kahane, singing solo with just his guitar, or sitting before a piano, and the full might of Roomful of Teeth’s power, set the hall with anticipation for the second act.

Add to this mix the singer songwriter Gabriel Kahane, and the collaborative process bore some unique and heady results. Kahane is the epitome of the modern American songwriter, drawing from folk, pop, and any other genre that catches his interest. Couple this with his storied career both as a soloist and collaborator, and this union with Roomful of Teeth makes sense. Kahane has worked with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; one can only imagine what he and Roomful of Teeth might cook up. But


Local Creatives Invited to Enliven Downtown

THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE, in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara, is inviting local creatives to submit design ideas for a new public art project on State Street. The winning proposal will be printed and displayed on the row of public traffic barriers (K-Rails) demarcating the beginning of the State Street Pedestrian Corridor. The selected artist will also receive a $1,500 honorarium. Proposals are due by April 5th, 2024.

“This is a cool opportunity to collaborate with the City, local businesses, and Santa Barbara’s creative community to develop artwork that adds more artistic vibrancy to the downtown area,” shared Sarah York Rubin, Director of the County Office of Arts and Culture. Some of the review criteria include the proposal’s inclusion of creative imagery that will visually brighten and enliven the environment, mastery of techniques, and communication of a unique vision or perspective.

Aron Ashland, who owns The Cruisery restaurant and SB WineTherapy, (adjacent to the K-Rails) said, “As the beginning of the promenade in our world-class city, we need to give people something more in line with what they expect. Our community has such amazing artists, and I’m excited about showing off their skills.”

To learn more or submit a proposal, visit sbac.ca.gov/krails

Kahane is a consummate storyteller, more straightforward in his approach, whereas Roomful of Teeth will throw you into the deep end and let you figure out how to swim. Both approaches are a joy to experience. Their collaboration, witnessed on Sunday, was a fine distillation of both. In a suite called Elevator Songs, Kahane challenged Roomful of Teeth to actually go back to the roots of singing, and sing songs. Each member of the ensemble had the opportunity to step out of the chorus and shine on their own, with surprising results. It was a real pleasure to see what the individual members could do as soloists—before melting back into the full experience. It was an inspiring, provocative, and moving performance that left one thinking about the art of music and its power to mesmerize.

The Wind Brings Kite Festival in April

APRIL IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS “KITE MONTH” IN SANTA BARBARA, AND THE 2024 SANTA BARBARA KITE FESTIVAL has announced the theme for this year’s event — “Love is a Breeze!” Festival Kite Master Rakesh Bahadur and director David Hefferman created this year’s theme to celebrate the laughter, love, and togetherness of families and friends at the festival. The 38th Santa Barbara Kite Festival returns on Sunday April 14th to the Great Meadow on the west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College.

This year’s festival will feature the “Childrens’ Tail Chase,” which invites children to chase and capture the tail of a kite expertly flown by Mr. Bahadur. The festival’s full schedule is packed with family-friendly kite contests including “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, “Largest & Smallest Kites”, ”Youngest & Oldest Kite Flyers”, “Most Unique Or Unusual Kite”, “Funniest Kite”, “Most Unflyable Kite”, and “Best of Fest” — recognizing the best overall kite entry and participant of the day.

Festival organizers will select a winner of the annual “Lion Award” — created in the memory of local legend Chad Dreier and his loving family — long time supporters of the festival. Admission to the festival is free. Parking is available on both west campus and the main campus. Kites, food, and beverages can be purchased at the event.

The 38th Santa Barbara Kite Festival runs from 11am to 4pm on Sunday April 14th.

www.sbkitefest.net / 805-637-6202

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Kick Off National Poetry

Month with “Spirits in the Air”


A group of invited poets will read their work, and the work of others, about libations of all sorts. The reading will be hosted by George Yatchisin, “Drinkable Landscape” columnist for Edible Santa Barbara and author of poetry volumes Feast Days and The First Night We Thought the World Would End.

There will be a happy hour from 4:30 to 5:30pm followed by the main event from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The reading, which is free, will be open to the public. Because this will be the ten-rear mark, the two-hour event is set to honor that milestone. There will also be special poetthemed cocktails served for the night.

“From Bacchus to Berryman, from Li Po to Dorothy Parker, drink and lyric flights have danced a long, sometimes loving, sometimes leery waltz,” Yatchisin says. “This event will attest to the multi-faceted ways poets have found inspiration, solace, and yes, sometimes sickness in the bottle. Especially as the event turns 10, this reading makes clear just how fun poetry can be, and we all look forward to getting to celebrate Poetry Month together, with a delicious drink in hand. We look forward to packing our fantastic partner The Good Lion once again.”

Featured readers will include Mary Brown, Christopher Buckley, Rebecca Horrigan, David Starkey (Santa Barbara Poet Laureate III), Emma Trelles (Santa Barbara Poet Laureate IX), and Chryss Yost (Santa Barbara Poet Laureate V).

April is National Poetry Month. Watch for poetry events in the calendar pages of VOICE

Cinderella Performed by State Street Ballet

THE ANCIENT FAIRYTALE, Cinderella, was brought to life by the State Street Ballet in a divine performance of serious and playful dance, last weekend at the Lobero Theatre.

The stage was set by the company's Executive Director Cecily MacDougall and Artistic Director Megan Philipp who shared a heartwarming welcome with the full house and dedicated the performance to long-time State Street Ballet sponsor Margo Cohen-Feinberg, who was present in the audience.

Then the house darkened and the curtain rose!

With the humorous antics and bumpered dresses, the opening scene between the selffocused and mean stepsisters immediately drew giggles and laughter from the audience, beginning the evening’s intriguing storytelling. Stepsister #1 was played by Sergei Domrachev and stepsister #2 was played by two different dancers Nathaniel Tyson (Saturday) and Noam Tsivkin (Sunday).

Engaging and graceful, ballerina Amara Galloway danced a multi dimensional Cinderella and Ethan Ahuero gave a royal performance as the prince. Both dancers engaged the audience and the troope in their roles as they moved the story forward.

Arianna Hartanov played the Fairy Godmother, and the Fairy soloists included Emma Matthews (Spring), Anna Nader (Summer), Rachel Hutsell (Autumn), and Saori Yamashita (Winter). The cast consisted of over 60 dancers.

The creative team was rounded out with Artistic Director Megan Philipp; Original Choreography by Rodney Gustafson, with added touches from Marina

Santa Barbara Spelling Champions Will Advance to Statewide Competition

FOUR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY STUDENTS HAVE EARNED THEIR SPOT AT THE 2024 CALIFORNIA STATE SPELLING BEE after proving their spelling prowess at the Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 19th.

A total of 71 4th to 9th graders participated in the annual spelling competition, organized by the Santa Barbara County Education Office. Participants were top spellers from elementary, junior high, and high schools across the County.

At the elementary school level (4th-6th grade), Isla Vista Elementary 6th grader Aman Isukapalli took first place with the winning word of “armistice.” Second place went to Cold Spring School 5th grader Benjamin De Olivera for “enmity.” Montecito Union 6th grader Dylan McLean finished in third with the word “permeability.”

Fliagina; Set design by Jean-Francois Pevon; Scenic Art by Stefania Piazzo; Painting by Malcolm Tuffnell; Set Construction by Richard Croy; Production Manager and Lighting by Samantha Jelinek; Costume design by A. Christina Giannini; Wardrobe by Natalie McIntyre, with assistants Brenda Galloway, Alissa Herbert, Collen Stewart, and Nicole Thompson; Rehearsal Director Marina Filagina; and Children’s Rehearsal Director Meredith Ventura.

State Street Ballet’s Cinderella, premiered in 2004 and toured nationally, with music by Sergei Prokofiev. The SSB Company's Executive Director is Cecily MacDougall.

In the junior high division (7th-8th grade), 8th grader Natalie O. brought home the first-place title with the word “gastroenterology.” Second place went to Bishop Diego High School 9th grader Luke Johansen for the word “coherent.” Our Lady of Mount Carmel 8th grader Tommy Groeninger rounded out the podium in third place, spelling “procrastinating” correctly.

As first and second-place winners, Aman Isukapalli

Isukapalli said of the first-place win, “I was amazed at how well I had done. As soon as my victory was announced, I was excited and relieved. This achievement means so much to me. I have been preparing for quite a long time, and to see the result of all that practice filled me with joy.”

UCSB and City of Goleta Agree to Settle Student Housing Dispute

MOVING FORWARD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, UC Santa Barbara and the City of Goleta agreed to settle a lawsuit that was filed by the City regarding compliance with housing and student enrollment-related provisions in a 2010 agreement between the parties.

Under the new agreement, the university will make a one-time payment of $2.3 million to the City of Goleta to support capital projects intended to serve the broader Goleta and campus communities. Goleta and the university will work together to identify projects that will receive the funding provided by the university. UC Santa Barbara also agreed to pay the City of Goleta $500 per student over the cap, based on a three-quarter average, in the event on-campus enrollment exceeds the cap, unless the increase is mandated by the California Legislature.

In exchange, Goleta has agreed to waive housing and enrollment-related claims that it raised under the 2010 agreement and has agreed to dismiss their pending lawsuit with prejudice.

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and Benjamin De Olivera are invited to compete in the elementary division and Natalie O. and Luke Johansen in the junior high division of the California State Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 27th in Stockton at the San Joaquin County Office of Education. Benjamin De Olivera, Aman Isukapall, and Dylan Mclean Courtesy Photo Photo by Rose Eichenbaum The sisters were a lively addition from the first scene...

The Urgency of Diplomacy

Now is the time for talks that will bring us closer to peace and away from a deadly and destructive war with no end in sight.

THERE HAS BEEN A COMPLETE COLLAPSE OF DIPLOMACY BETWEEN THE U.S. AND RUSSIA, and a near-total collapse between the U.S. and China. Europe, which has made itself far too dependent on the U.S. for its own good, simply follows the Washington line. The absence of diplomacy creates a dynamic of escalation that can lead to nuclear war. The highest priority for global peace is to re-establish U.S. diplomacy with Russia and China.

The state of affairs is encapsulated by President Joe Biden’s incessant personal insults of his Russian and Chinese counterparts. Instead of focusing on policy, Biden focuses on the personal vis-à-vis President Vladimir Putin. Recently, he referred to President Putin as “a crazy SOB.” In March 2022, he stated that “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Just after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last fall, Biden called him a “dictator.”

This crude personalization of complex superpower relations is inimical to peace and problem solving. Moreover, the crudity of this rhetoric and absence of serious diplomacy has opened the floodgates of shocki ng rhetorical irresponsibility. The President of Latvia recently tweeted “Russia delenda est” (“Russia must be destroyed”), paraphrasing the ancient refrain of Cato the Elder in calling for the destruction of Carthage by Rome prior to the Third Punic War.

At one level, these utterly puerile statements all recall the admonition of President John F. Kennedy, who drew the most important lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis as the need to avoid humiliating a nuclear-armed adversary: “Above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy—or of a collective death-wish for the world.”

agreements, and the like.

JFK was confident that the agreement to end the Cuban Missile Cr isis that he negotiated with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in October 1962 would stick –and it did. He was later confident that the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that he negotiated with Khrushchev in July 1963 would also stick – and it did. As JFK noted about such agreements, they depend on negotiating an agreement that is in the mutual interest of both parties: “Agreements to this end are in the interests of the Soviet Union as well as ours — and even the most hostile nations can be relied upon to accept and keep those treaty obligations, and only those treaty obligations, which are in their own interest.”

Game theorists have studied strategic dilemmas for more than 70 years now, most famously the Prisoner’s Dilemma. They have repeatedly found that a key path to cooperation in a strategic dilemma is through dialogue, even non-binding dialogue. The human interaction dramatically raises the likelihood of mutually beneficial cooperation.

But there is an even deeper problem at hand. All of U.S. foreign policy is currently based on asserting the motives of the counterparts rather than actually negotiating with them. The U.S. refrain is that the other side can’t be trusted to negotiate, so that it’s not worth trying.

Negotiations today are denounced as pointless, untimely, and a show of weakness. We are repeatedly told that Britain’s Neville Chamberlain tried to negotiate with Hitler in 1938, but that Hitler tricked him, and that the very same would happen with negotiations today. To underscore the point, every U.S. adversary is branded as a new Hitler — Saddam Hussein, Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and others – so any negotiation would be in vain.

The problem is that this trivialization of history and of today ’s conflicts is leading us to the brink of nuclear war. The world is closer to nuclear Armageddon than ever before – 90 seconds to midnight according to the Doomsday Clock –because the nuclear superpowers aren’t negotiating. And the U.S. has actually become the least diplomatic of all UN member states, comparing the states according to adherence to the UN Charter.

Diplomacy is vital because most conflicts are what game theorist s call “strategic dilemmas.” A strategic dilemma is a situation in which peace (or, more generally, cooperation) is better for both adversaries but in which each side has the incentive to cheat on a peace agreement in order to take advantage of the foe. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, for example, peace was better for both the U.S. and the Soviet Union than nuclear war, but each side feared that if it agreed to a peaceful outcome, the other side would cheat – for example through a nuclear first -strike.

The keys to peace in such cases are mechanisms for compliance. Or as President Ronald Reagan said of negotiating with the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, repeating an old Russian maxim, “Trust but verify.”

There are many mechanisms for building trust. At a basic level, the two sides can remind each other that they are in a “repeated game,” meaning that strategic dilemmas are regularly arising between them. If one side cheats today, that kills the chance for cooperation in the future. But there are many additional mechanisms for enforcement: formal treaties, third-party guarantees, systematic monitoring, phased

Was Chamberlain wrong to negotiate with Hitler in Munich in 1938? No. He was wrong on the specifics, reaching an ill-advised agreement that H itler did not intend to honor and then naively proclaiming “peace for our time.” Yet even so, Chamberlain’s negotiation with Hitler ultimately contributed to Hitler’s defeat. By plainly exposing Hitler’s perfidy to the world, the failed Munich agreement paved the way for a resolute Winston Churchill to take power in Britain, with deep vindication and with deep wellsprings of public support in Britain and worldwide, and then ultimately for the U.K.-U.S.-Soviet alliance to defeat Hitler.

The repeated analogy to 1938 is in any event utterly simplistic, and in some ways even backward. The war in Ukraine requires real negotiation among the parties – Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S. – to address issues such as NATO enlargement and mutual security of all parties to the conflict. These issues pose true strategic dilemmas, meaning that all parties – the U.S., Russia, and Ukraine — can come out ahead by ending the war and reaching a mutually satisfactory outcome.

Moreover, it has been the U.S. and its allies that have broken agreements and refused diplomacy. The U.S. violated its solemn pledges to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and to Russian President Boris Yeltsin that NATO would not move one inch eastward. The U.S. cheated by supporting the violent coup in Kiev that toppled Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych. The U.S., Germany, France, and the U.K., duplicitously refused to back the Minsk II agreement. The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 and from the Intermediate Force Agreement in 2019. The U.S. refused to negotiate when Putin proposed a draft Russia-U.S. Treaty on Security Guarantees on December 15, 2021.

There has in fact been no direct diplomacy between Biden and Putin since the beginning of 2022. And when Russia and Ukraine negotiated directly in March 2022, the U.K. and U.S. stepped in to block an agreement based on Ukrainian neutrality. Putin reiterated Russia’s openness to negotiations in his interview with Tucker Carlson last month and did so again more recently.

The war rages on, with hundreds of thousands dead and with hundreds of billions of dollars of destruction. We are coming closer to the nuclear abyss. It’s time to talk.

In the immortal words and wisdom of JFK in his Inaugural Address, “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”






Jeffrey D. Sachs Jeffrey D. Sachs, who recently received the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Leader award, is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he holds the rank of University Professor, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs was Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Co-Chair of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at Vatican, Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Honorary Distinguished Professor at Sunway University, and SDG Advocate for Secretary General António Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and Guterres (2017-18).
Sybil Fares is a specialist and advisor in Middle East policy and sustainable development at SDSN 10 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com March 29, 2024

Channelkeeper's Blue Water Ball Brings Community Together


WORK to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds brought more than 200 community members together for their annual Blue Water Ball on Saturday, March 16th.

This year’s event—which opened with a heartfelt welcome and song by Mia Lopez, a member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation— featured a Channelside Chat with Ryan Gellert, CEO of Patagonia, hosted by Channelkeeper’s executive director, Ted Morton. Gellert spoke about the transformative power of local, grassroots efforts to protect the environment during the discussion, as well as his experience with the initiative to protect Albania’s Vjosa River and Patagonia’s ongoing advocacy on behalf of the Ventura River.

“For more than two decades, Patagonia and Channelkeeper have worked together for healthy creeks, rivers, estuaries, and oceans,” said Ted Morton. “We are grateful for Patagonia's environmental leadership within our local and global communities and for its steadfast support of Channelkeeper’s work to protect waterways and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.”

“True blockbuster theatre that will hold you captive until the final curtain call.”

In addition to its success as a community-building event, the Blue Water Ball raised $170,000 to support Channelkeeper’s on-going and future programs, including monitoring creeks and coastal waters, organizing volunteers for community cleanups, providing educational experiences for local students about water quality and habitats, and advocating for strong policies to ensure clean water and healthy habitats.

“This year’s Blue Water Ball was a wonderful celebration,” Morton added. “We are grateful for this community of supporters who believe in Channelkeeper and make it possible for our work to have such a positive impact in our communities.”

The organization is grateful for the community’s ongoing support and extends special thanks to event sponsors Patagonia, Montecito Bank & Trust, MarBorg Industries, and NatureTrack Film Festival, and the many individual sponsors, underwriters, and honorary committee members, artists, auction donors, and guests, who made the evening so special. www.sbck.org

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Member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation Mia Lopez welcomed guests with a prayer and song. Photos by Nell Campbell
Presenter Ryan Gellert and wife Xiaomin toast to clean water and healthy habitats.
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This Easter, San Ysidro Ranch invites guests to celebrate amidst its idyllic surroundings with a series of exclusive festivities tailored for both adults and children At the heart of the celebration is a lavish three-course Easter brunch, meticulously crafted to showcase the freshest, seasonal ingredients, each dish reflecting the ranch's commitment to culinary excellence Priced at $205 per adult, and $85 per child, the brunch promises an unrivaled dining experience in the ranch's picturesque setting For younger guests, the excitement of Easter comes alive with a delightful egg hunt set within the enchanting grounds of San Ysidro Ranch It's a magical experience, designed to enchant children and create lasting memories. This event not only offers a day of gourmet dining and joyful discovery but also a moment to relish the beauty and tranquility of one of the most exclusive retreats At San Ysidro Ranch, Easter is not just a celebration but an invitation to indulge in a day of unparalleled luxury and family fun.

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On the Street with John Palminteri

New Designs for State Street

FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND: New potential designs were presented this week to the State Street Advisory Committee looking at ways to change the look of the downtown district of Santa Barbara. Questions still remain about the transportation options, and the shared space with pedestrians, bikes, dining areas, and a possible small tram-type shuttle. Some preferred designs will be out this summer for a close scrutiny. A vote is expected early next year.

100 Years!

SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH: A 100th birthday celebration honored Art Petersen at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building. Petersen was with the 86th and 101st Airborne on D-Day in Normandie on June 6, 1944. He has two Purple Heart awards and dedicated many years to help veterans, especially with their health services.

Summer Jobs

Coach Retires

FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND: UC Santa Barbara women’s head basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson retired after a lengthy career including nine years and 121 wins with the Gauchos.

New Safety Fence at Walter Capps

SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH: A new six-foot high safety fence will be finished soon at Walter Capps Park in Isla Vista where there have been cliff falls resulting in injuries and deaths over the years. It will have new signage and lighting. The fence is set back ten feet from the edge.

No Dogs Allowed!

FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND: A “no dogs on the beach” policy will be in place starting April 1 on Sands Beach along the Isla Vista and Ellwood coast. This is to prevent disruptions around the nesting area of the endangered Western Snowy Plover. Dogs can be curious and the birds flee, sometimes, not returning to the nests. This is also in place at several other Central Coast beaches where the small bird is found.

Flight Delayed

TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH: Summer Jobs Offer Early Career Development for Teens and Young Adults. The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting hourly employees to support summer programs and services ahead of peak season. Seasonal positions play a critical role in the operation of summer camps, seasonal aquatics facilities, and event facilities while creating professional development opportunities for teens and young adults.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH: The 5:15 am United flight to Denver Thursday didn’t leave until after noon at the Santa Barbara Airport. A cover on the engine needed to be repaired and for this job, a crew from L.A. was called up. While that was happening Santa Barbara City Fire was called out to standby for a Falcon 900 plane that landed safely with one engine out.

Chili Festival

MONDAY, MARCH 25TH: There was a tasty list of winners recently at the Buellton Wine and Chili Festival. There was a judged portion and a “People’s Choice.” 1800 attended. In addition to the headliners, there was also a salsa category.

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Where is Spring?


US with a great blast! Last weekend’s massive thunderheads, blustery winds, sketchy blue skies, chilly air, and sudden on and off downpours was an announcement that winter isn’t quite done with us. Although the early morning weather appeared sunny with light winds, soon fingers of clouds licked the mountains and great streams of ominous looking weather blew in from the north. Crazy, huh?

Undaunted, I soldiered on for a drive in the direction of the harbor. Cruising down Cabrillo Boulevard, my first clue came when the weekend’s normally overcrowded parking lots were half empty. Not that many people roamed the streets either as a matter of fact, and those that did wore exceptionally warm jackets, parkas and hats — the younger and more courageous were hunkered down in their hoodies, hands in their pockets as protection from the harsh gusts of wind. Hummm. Perhaps this wouldn’t be an ideal Chamber of Commerce day …

Cruising along the waterfront, the lots weren’t the only places that were empty. The volleyball nets stood lonely against the sky with an occasional visitor or two, the beaches were bare, and even Stearns

Wharf had only a quarter of the usual foot traffic. Turning into the harbor I could see that the breakwater flags had been taken down because of the winds, now blowing fiercely. Visitors along the harbor walkways were few and far between, although diners were huddled on the alleyway between several closed businesses. One adventurous sailboat was silhouetted on the vast expanse of the gray/blue ocean with the rest snuggled safely within the harbor confines. On my way back out to Cabrillo Boulevard I remembered last weekend’s beautiful Spring weather and the visitors who could be seen everywhere along the waterfront and Stearns Wharf.

Those empty parking lots were certainly tempting, so why not visit the few brave displays on Sunday’s Art walk? Exiting my car I ran into one of my favorite artists (who chooses to remain anonymous) packing it in. “I’m going home,” he hollered over the wind, closing the trunk of his RV. “It’s way too cold!” Nonetheless, I thought I’d give the walkway a shot anyway.

But … guess what? Half way there, it started to rain! Blue skies over the harbor, rain here–what’s up with that? Close by, a craftsman at a display table titled MattyRoMinerals was in a big hurry to cover his merchandise which included some really cool jewelry made of sterling silver, brass, copper and stones. “Got to do this quick!” he shouted. Further along the semi-empty Art Walk I approached a stall called Kaleidoscope with artist Nadereh Sugich standing under a tree.“Ahhh, it’s gonna pass,” she told me, “it’s been this way all day, so why move?”

notepad. Lo and behold, just as Sugich had predicted, within seconds the sun appeared!

Despite the changes of the day, I have to admit that this ‘uneventful’ trip to the harbor was a huge adrenaline rush for sure! Blessings to you and yours for a very happy Easter this holiday weekend!

Her merchandise was made out of glass so she hadn’t the worries that kept most of the other artists home for the day.

Now cold and wet, passing by the completely empty skate park, I ran back to the car with my rain splattered

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

1A pril 4 th 5 to 8pm

ST THURSDAY is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. State Street also comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues

1. Voice Gallery, La Cumbre Plaza, 121 SHope Av

Experiential, encompassing, engaging - Pamela Benham’s immersive installation of large-scale painting, Rhapsody: Chromatic Sonatas in Major and Minor Keys invites you to enjoy and explore this unabashed progression of emotional states, all embracing our shared humanity.

2. SBIFF’s Santa Barbara Filmmaker Series, SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St • We are featuring Taylor Scott Mason's Farms And Tables. A documentary chronicling the intricate relationships between a talented chef and the firstgeneration farmers that provide the exceptional ingredients. Showtimes 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00 pm. Runtime: 30 mins

3. Santa Barbara Fine Art, 1321 State St • Michael Drury’s commitment to plein-air painting began when he met Ray Strong in 1970, and virtually all of his work is generated out-of-doors. He has painted extensively in the high deserts of the Great Basin, The wild coast of California and his home grounds of Santa Barbara.

4. Maune Contemporary, 1309 State St • Experience a group exhibition of works by established artists and rising stars from Maune's expansive collection of Contemporary Art, including mixed media paintings by their newest artist, Ali Eckert. The German-American artist, who grew up within both cultures, explores various iconography to reflect the American ongoing cultural transition.

5. Ensemble Theatre Company, 33 W Victoria St • Ensemble Theatre Company invites you to 1st Thursday at The Lehman Trilogy! The Lehman Trilogy is the

quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family. Buy one get one free tickets available for our April 4th 6:30 pm performance.

6. Kaarem, 1221 State St #14 • Join KAAREM for First Thursday, April 4th from 5-8 pm, as we feature local womenowned businesses for a night of fashion, food, and fun! A Happy Mush, Ortega Vintage Goods, and Sarina’s Knits and Knots will be in the boutique. Come shop while enjoying exquisite pastry goods made by Kathy Dao of Your Choice restaurant.

7. PALMA Colectiva, 1221 State St #7 • Join Palma Colectiva in collaboration with Illuminate Film Festival to celebrate the work of artist Tricia Evenson. Wine by Artiste Winery. Evenson created the artwork for the 2024 festival poster and is a local based artist.

8. domecíl, 1223 State St

4. Maune Contemporary is hosting a group exhibition including work by Ali Eckert.

• Stop by domecíl to enjoy the work of conceptual artist Davia King whose emotionalism style merges elements of abstraction and action painting. By using bold colors and layering paint she creates a provocative background while focusing on human connection.

9. Legacy Arts Listening Room, 1230 State St • Legacy Art presents a MotherDaughter Reception showcasing Ines Roberts' Photography And Solveig Roberts' desert-themed oil paintings.Reception from 5 pm - 8 pm and Artist Talk from 6 pm6:45 pm. Hors d'oeuvre and wine shall be enjoyed. Come say hi!

10. Santa Barbara Art Works • 28 E Victoria St Juxtapose Featuring a collection of pastel drawings by artists; Scott Ryker and Brian Raleigh. SBAW is a fun studio/gallery that supports adults with disabilities in their creative process. Enjoy live jazz and many other forms of art throughout our studio/gallery.

11. Sullivan Goss, 11 E Anapamu St • Join us to celebrate the opening reception for the latest solo exhibition by beloved painter of magical landscapes, Phoebe Brunner. Also on view, Maria Rendón: Holy Water; and our Spring Salon.

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3. From Michael Drury's plein-air paintings at Santa Barbara Fine Art 27. Art & Soul will be holding an open reception for Diana Postel: Celebrating a Life in Art 8. domecíl is showing the work of conceptual artist Davia King 2. Taylor Scott Mason's Farms and Tables, shown by SBIFF at the Education Center

12. 10 West Gallery, 10 W Anapamu St • SPRING

FLING: With both exuberance and reflection, Spring has made a showy entrance into 10 West Gallery. Ten abstract/ contemporary Santa Barbara area artists featuring new paintings, photography, stitched collage, stone and bronze sculpture. April 3 – May 12.

13. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St • Celebrate National Poetry Month with the launch of Poetry Passages 5 - 6:30 pm on the Front Terrace as current and past Santa Barbara Poets Laureate read from poems included on MTD bus panels. Also, enjoy art making in the Family Resource Center 5:30 - 7:30 pm and gallery access until 8 pm. All free!

14. Gallery 113, 1114 State St#8 • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. The Artist of the Month is Barbara Cronin Hershberg showing a collection of collages. Featured artists are Lynn Altschul, Julianne Martin, Diana White, Helle Urban, and Diana Zusman. The group show includes original work by many other members in different media.

15. Waterhouse Gallery, 1114 State St #9 • The Gallery features figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes, by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Enjoy works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison. Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse.

16. The Crafters Library, 9 E Figueroa St • Stop by The Crafter’s Library for an evening of fun with crafting, cocktails and karaoke! You can let your inner child out or your inner diva out or both at this fun and free event (cash bar).

17. The Yes Store, 1100 State St • Join us as we Celebrate Spring and enjoy a beverage. Featured Artist David Archer creates provocative pieces that evoke local punk and pop culture on surfboards, skateboards and canvas. Looking for locally handmade gifts or something special for yourself? Look no further than The Yes StoreLocal Arts Gallery

18. Slice of Light, 9 W Figueroa St • We welcome you to join us for a magnificent evening at our photography gallery, featuring the natural beauty of earth and space. Every piece is captured by Santa Barbara local, J K Lovelace. Enjoy fine wine as you explore our latest exhibit, "Passage."

19. Mary Kay West Fine Art, 3 W. Carrillo St. # 209 • Award-winning artist and Artist Member of the California Art Club Mary Kay West will have an open studio and exhibit of current work featuring her renowned classical realist trompe l'oeil and bird compositions. She will also do a live painting demonstration from 6-7 pm!

20. The Blue Owl, 5 W Canon Perdido St • The Blue Owl will present a jam on the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by guitarist Tony Ybarra, this Jam session will feature local jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Backed by Santino Tafarella and Matt Perko, it will be a fantastic night of Jazz!

21. The Eddy, 137 E. De La Guerra St • Join us at The Eddy on April 4th for our first official springtime block party. Enjoy beverages by Buddy's Wine, bites by Pinyon, and art by Tosh. All ages are welcome!

22. Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E De La Guerra St • Enjoy access after-hours with wine and live music by Lil Jazz Group while you explore our galleries, including our exhibitions Pop Up History: Images from the Gledhill Library, and Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara's Evening Couture 1880-1980. Step back in time and see glimpses of Santa Barbara a century ago.

23. Paint at Paseo, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace • Join us to celebrate life with Easter and spring by painting at Paint at Paseo with Ita-Ink who will lead you through a 90-minute acrylic painting session designed for all ages and skill levels. All materials, including canvases, paints, aprons and brushes, are provided. Best of all, this monthly event is free!

24. Idyll Mercantile, 703 Chapala St • Spring fling! We are throwing a party to celebrate all things Spring! We will have a live DJ: Comfort Food Studio, Libations by Wildcat Lounge and Will be sharing art by local artists! A portion of proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit group! See y’all here!

25. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, 15 W Gutierrez St • Join us for another exquisite art event featuring works by Sherri Belassen, David Matthew King, Rafael Gaete, Stanley Boydston, and many more. Experience a night of contemporary brilliance, complemented by delightful tunes, wine, and artisanal cheeses. Treat yourself to an unforgettable fusion of creativity and cultural richness.

26. Riviera Beach House, 121 State St • Venture to the Funk Zone to enjoy our exhibition in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Entitled “Changing Nature” , this first installation of the MCASB Satellite at the Riviera Beach House features local artists Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Eve Ignon.

27. Art & Soul, 116 Santa Barbara St #C • Join us for the opening reception of Diana Postel: Celebrating a Life in Art, with wine, nibbles, and live music by her son, Steve Postell of the Immediate Family, and his sister, Suzan Postel. Art & Soul in the Funk Zone, through the patio at Lama Dog.


Riviera Arts Collective, State St, 1100 Block • Visit Satellite’s patio for a freewheeling live music experience from rotating cast of local and roaming professional musicians. Led by local favorites Brett Hunter and Joe Farey, Riviera Culture Club combines high quality sound with Santa Barbara’s best talent, to create unforgettable entertainment experiences.

Santa Barbara Kite Festival, State St, 900 Block • The Santa Barbara Kite Festival invites you to color and build your own kite! Color your kite (free of charge, while supplies last) and get ready for the Annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival, coming to the Great Meadow lawn on the west campus of Santa Barbara City College (Sunday, April 14, 11am -4pm).

STACKED, State St, 800 Block

• Travel back in time with our amazing 80s rock band. Our high-energy infectious dance music will keep you on your feet! Playing your favorite sing alongs, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to rock out to the hits of the 80s with us!

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11. Stacked, 80s rock n roll cover band, will be playing on the 800 block of State Street. 14. Gallery 113's Artist of the Month is Barbara Cronin Hershberg showing a collection of collages. Featured artists are Lynn Altschul, Julianne Martin, Diana White, Helle Urban, and Diana Zusman. 10. Santa Barbara Art Works: Juxtapose, a collection of pastel drawings by Scott Ryker and Brian Raleigh 1. From Voice Gallery's exhibit Pamela Benham — Rhapsody: Chromatic Sonatas in Major and Minor Keys
12. Sullivan Goss, opening reception for Phoebe Brunner. Also on view, Maria Rendón: Holy Water 17. The Yes Store, featuring David Archer 12 10 West Gallery: Spring Fling show, featuring new paintings, photography, stitched collage, stone and bronze sculpture. Image by Carol Paquet, Breathwork for Plants
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Wed 4/17: 8pm: Herbie Hancock

Thur 4/18: 7:30pm: RuPaul

Tue 4/23: 8pm: Rhiannon Giddens

Fri 5/3: 8pm: Marca MP

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

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

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The Granada: Celebrating 100 Years of the Arts in Santa Barbara


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Schedule subject to change. Please visit metrotheatres.com for theater updates. Thank you. Features and Showtimes for Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2024 * = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES; and No Passes” www.metrotheatres.com



Immaculate (R): Fri-Thur:5:25, 7:45.

Arthur the King (PG13): Fri-Sun: 2:20, 4:55, 7:30. Mon-Thur: 4:55, 7:30.

Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG):

Fri: 2:00, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 12:45, 2:00, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00.

Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:00.

Godzilla X Kong* (PG13): Fri: 1:15, 2:35, 4:00, 5:20, 6:45, 8:05, 9:30. Sat: 11:45, 1:15, 2:35, 4:00, 5:20, 6:45, 8:05, 9:30. Sun: 11:45, 1:15, 2:35, 4:00, 5:20, 6:45, 8:05. Mon-Thur: 1:15, 2:35, 4:00, 5:20, 6:45, 8:05.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire* (PG13): Fri: 2:15, 3:35, 5:00, 6:20, 7:40, 9:00. Sat: 11:35, 12:50, 2:15, 3:35, 5:00, 6:20, 7:40, 9:00. Sun: 11:35, 12:50, 2:15, 3:35, 5:00, 6:20, 7:40. Mon/Tue-Wed: 12:50, 2:15,3:35, 5:00, 6:20, 7:40. Thur: 12;50, 2:15, 5:00, 7:40.

Love Lies Bleeding (R): Sun: 12:15. Mon-Thur: 1:20, 3:55.

Dune: Part 2 (PG13): Fri: 2:00, 3:45, 5:40, 7:20, 9:15. Sat: 12:10, 2:00, 3:45, 5:40, 7:20, 9:15. Sun: 1:00, 2:50,4:40, 6:30, 8:15. Mon, Thur: 1:00, 4:40, 8:15.

Tue/Wed: 1:00, 4:40, 6:30, 8:15. Monkey Man* (R): Thur: 5:40, 8:30. The First Omen* (R): Thur: 7:55.

Remembering Gene Wilder (NR): Fri-Wed: 4:30, 7:00. Thur: 4:30.

Asphalt City (R): Fri-Thur: 7:20.

William Shatner (PG13)): Fri-Wed: 4:45

Wicked Little Letters (R): Thur: 7:00.

Godzilla X Kong* (PG13): (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:45, 4:30, 7:20. Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:20.

Godzilla X Kong* (PG13): Fri/Sat: 12:00,1:00, 2:45, 3:45, 5:30, 6:30, 8:15, 9:15.Sun: 12:00, 1:00, 2:45, 3:45, 5:30, 6:30, 8:15. Mon, Wed/Thur: 2:45, 3:45, 5:30, 6:30, 8:15. Tues: 2:45, 5:30, 6:30, 8:15.

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



Late Night with the Devil (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:50, 5:40, 8:05.

Sat/Sun: 12:20, 2:50, 5:40, 8:05.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 2:45, 3:40, 5:30, 6:20, 8:15.Sat/Sun: 12:05, 1:00, 2:45, 3:40, 5:30, 6:20, 8:15. Thur: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15.

Love Lies Bleeding (R): Fri-Wed: 5:15, 7:50. Thur: 5:15.

Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:15, 3:15, 5:05, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 11:50, 12:50, 2:15, 3:15, 5:05, 7:30.

Monkey Man* (R): Thur: 5:00, 8:00.

The First Omen* (R): Thur: 7:50.



Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire* (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:40, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:40, 7:20.

Immaculate (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:40, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 3:20, 5:40, 8:00

Problemista (R): Fri-Wed: 7:45.

One Life (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:50.

Sat/Sun: 2:10, 4:50.

Bob Marley: One Love (PG13): Fri-Thur: 7:30.

Arthur the King (PG-13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:05. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:05.

Housekeeping for Beginners (R): Thur: 7:45.

Barbie • Film screening and costume contest • Alcazar Theater • $12.50 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 3/29.

Panda Corp • Mockumentary making fun of reality TV shows • Alcazar Theater • $12.50 • www. thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 3/30.

Celebrate a cherished local landmark’s 100 years of community history at the premiere screening of the documentary The Granada: Celebrating 100 Years of the Arts in Santa Barbara, hosted at 7pm on Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Granada Theatre. A Q&A with documentary filmmaker April Wright, film historian Ross Melnick, and special guests will follow. Attendance is free, RSVP at www.granadasb.org www.playingtoday.com

Cinema Italiano Classico • Classic Italian cinema screenings - Strategia Del Ragno • Fe' Bland Forum, SBCC West Campus • Free • https://italianheritagesb. org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/30.

The Granada: Celebrating

100 Years of the Arts in Santa Barbara • Premiere screening of the documentary about this local landmark • Granada Theatre • Free, RSVP: www. granadasb.org • 7pm We, 4/3.

Illuminate Film Festival 2024

• Opening night screening of Love Over Money and Q&A with director James Colquhoun; film screenings on social change • Lobero Theatre & local theaters

• Tickets and venues: www.lobero.org • Opening night 5pm Fr, 4/5; through 4/7.

Tu, 4/2 • State St. Farmer’s Market ~ 4-6:30pm Tu, 4/2• Alameda Park ~ 10am-12pm We, 4/3 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2pm & 3:30-5pm We, 4/3 • SB Junior High ~ 2:30-4:30pm Th, 4/4 • MacKenzie Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 4/5.

READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.



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El Encanto Wellness Week •

Four-day holistic retreat by Palma Colectiva • Belmond El Encanto • $95-795 • https://tinyurl. com/426vv7r4 • Tu, 4/2-4/5.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program • Free tax assistance for low-income residents • Eastside Library • Details: www.unitedwaysb.org/vita • 3-7pm Tu & We, through 4/30.

Wednesday 4|3


State Street Job Fair • Meet local employers across industries

• 700 & 800 block of State St.

• Free, register: https://tinyurl. com/45x4urjw • 3-5pm We, 4/3.

Robert B. Reich • Economist and former US Secretary of Labor • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • Free-$30 • www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm We, 4/3.

Digital Library Hour • Inperson and virtual drop-in appt. on digital library resources • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery or https://tinyurl.com/34ab69ts • 12-1pm We.

Le Cercle Français • French conversation, all levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com

• Free • 5-6:30pm We.


Growing Community: Garden VolunTEENS • Grades 9-12 volunteer opportunity • Yanonali Community Garden

• Free, register: https://tinyurl. com/4cxtvheu • 4-5:30pm We, 4/3.

Thursday 4|4


Poetry Passages: Project Launch & Reading • Poetry readings by present and past SB Poet Laureates • SB Museum of Art, front terrace • Free • 5-6:30pm Th, 4/4.

Chaucer’s Book Signing •

Local author Anthony Estrada, Those Who Fear Us • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Th, 4/4.

English Conversation Group

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


Goleta Community Center Reopening Ribbon Cutting • Ribbon-cutting and tour • Goleta Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave • Free • 10am Th, 4/4.

Symposium: Edible Insect Art Exhibition • Art, tastings, and panel conversations on insect cuisine • Glass Box Gallery, UCSB Art Department, Building 534 • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl. com/54yhfhby • 5-7:30pm Th, 4/4.

Fuel Her Fire Fundraiser • Benefit dinner supporting Girls Inc. of Carpinteria • Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd • $30 • https://tinyurl.com/yc7a3r2f

• 5:30-7:30pm Th, 4/4.

The Moth Mainstage • Inspiring, harrowing, and courageous live stories • Lobero Theatre • $86-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Th, 4/4.

Friday 4|5


Spring Fling • Short-form comedy show by Carpinteria Improv • Alcazar Theater • $12-15 • www.thealcazar.org • 7-9pm Fr, 4/5.


Emma Wu's Recital • Student recital • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 7pm Fr, 4/5.

Johnny Mathis • The Voice of Romance tour • Chumash Casino • $69-109 • www.chumashcasino. com • 8pm Fr, 4/5.


Tai Chi at the Garden • Guided session by Master Yun • SB Botanic Garden • $10-15 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-10am Fr, 4/5.


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

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2024 Spirit & Junior Spirit of Fiesta Final Auditions

Cheer on young local dancers as they audition for the opportunity to represent the spirit of the 100th Old Spanish Days this summer! Auditions for the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta will be held at the Lobero Theatre at 2pm on Saturday, April 6th. For tickets ($24 - sold out) visit www.lobero.org

Saturday 4|6


2024 Spirit & Junior Spirit of Fiesta Final Auditions • Local students dance for the role of spirit • Lobero Theatre • $24 • www. lobero.org • 2pm Sa, 4/6.


Bonnard’s Worlds • Art Matters Lecture with George Shackelford, Chief Curator, Kimbell Art Museum • SB Musuem of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$15 • www. sbma.net • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 4/4.


Westmont College Spring

Sing: "Out Of Order" • Broadway-style skits and songs by Westmont students • SB Bowl • $21-46 • www.sbbowl.com • 6:30pm Sa, 4/6.

Chandler Baker's Recital • Student concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 7pm Sa, 4/6.

SB Chamber Players

Playing Fauré, Piazzolla, and Brahms • First United Methodist Church • $20 • https:// sbchamberplayers.org • 7:30pm Sa, 4/6.


Nature Journaling at the Garden • Draw and write inspired by nature • SB Botanic Garden • $25-35 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:3010:30am Sa, 4/6.

Volunteer Day • Care for Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden • SB Parks & Rec • Details: https://tinyurl.com/4re8s2pb •

9am-12pm Sa, 4/6.

Star Party • Observe the night sky • SB Museum of Natural History, Palmer Observatory • Free • 8-10pm Sa, 4/6.

Hike Arroyo Hondo Preserve

• The first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. Free • https://www.sblandtrust.org/arroyo-hondo-preserve-reservations


Natural Botanical Dye & Print Workshop • Dye your own silk scarf • SB Botanic Garden • $145-170 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-10am Sa, 4/6.

Arts & Craft Faire • Shop local vendors and artists • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 4/6.

Sew Simple: Introduction to Machine Sewing with the Crafter’s Library • Learn sewing basics • The Crafter’s Library • Free, register (10am session)

https://tinyurl.com/bddp2fwr; (2pm session) https://tinyurl.com/455322hy • 10am-12pm Sa, 4/6.

Sunday 4|7


Brincos Dieras • Comedy show, the Irreverent Tour • Granada Theatre • $91-225 • www. granadasb.org • 7pm Su, 4/7.


Building a Compassionate OCD Community: An OCD SoCal Speaker Series • Daylong informational session on supporting those with OCD • SB City College BC Forum • $15-45 • 8:30am-5pm Su, 4/7.


Prime Time Band of Santa Barbara • "Music of Imagination" Spring pops concert • Lobero Theatre • Free • www.lobero.org • 2pm Su, 4/7.

Rosario & Roxana Montane & Sophia Chan in Recital • Student concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 3pm Su, 4/7.

Fatoumata Diawara • Malian singer-songwriter • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • $15-45 • www.artsandlectures. ucsb.edu • 7pm Su, 4/7.

Seasons Of Broadway: A Cabaret • UCSB students perform beloved musical numbers • UCSB Studio Theater • Free, donations welcome • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Su, 4/7.

Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019

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Santa Barbara Ghost Tours Gabriela Radu, CMT 2023 Jr. Spirit of Fiesta Olivia Newton hears she has earned the title Photo by Fritz Olenberger

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Music of Imagination Spring Concert

The swinging tunes of Santa Barbara’s Prime Time Band will return for a spring swing and pop-infused concert at the Lobero Theatre at 2pm on Sunday, April 7th. Attendance is free, for details visit www.lobero.org


Fermenting for Wellness: A Simple Guide To Home Fermentation • Vegetable fermentation workshop by dietitian Christina Dominguez • Eastside Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/23965b36 • 10-11:30am Su, 4/7.

Mujeres Makers Market

• Shop local women-owned businesses • El Presidio • Free • 10am-4pm Su, 4/7.

Titanic Days • Immersive Titanic exhibit • Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum • Free • 10am-4pm Su, 4/7, through 4/21.

Sk8 To Elimin8 Cancer Frozen 5K Event • Skate to support those affected by cancer and the Scott Hamilton Cares Fdn • Ice in Paradise • $35 • https://fundraise.scottcares.org/iceinparadise24 • 12:30-1:30pm Su, 4/7.

Chaucer’s Book Fair • Shop to support South Coast Montessori • Chaucer’s Books • 3-5pm Su, 4/7.

The Lehman Trilogy

Embark on a journey of migration, drama, family, finances, and loss when Ensemble Theatre Company presents the award-winning play The Lehman Trilogy at The New Vic Theater. Previews begin at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 4th, with opening night held at 7pm on Saturday, April 6th. Performances run through April 21st. For tickets ($40-64) visit www.etcsb.org


Deer • Dark comedy about a couple’s cabin vacation • Ojai Art Center Theater • $20-25 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30, Fr, 3/29, through 4/21.

The Lehman Trilogy • The true story behind the Lehman financial institution and its failure • Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic • $4064 • www.etcsb.org • Preview 6:30pm Th, 4/4, opening night 7pm Sa, 4/6; performances through 4/21.

Jesus Christ Superstar • An all-female and nonbinary production of this rock opera • Out of the Box Theatre Company • Center Stage Theater • www.centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Fr, 4/5, performances through 4/14.

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

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Photo courtesy of Elings Park Troy Blendell, Leo Marks, & Chris Butler star in ETC's The Lehman Trilogy Photo by Zach Mendez

City Continues Replacing Aging Water Infrastructure

THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA’S WATER SYSTEM REPRESENTS ONE OF THE LARGEST INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE CITY, playing a critical role in providing the foundation for our community to thrive. Drinking water travels through hundreds of miles of pipelines, pump stations, and treatment facilities before it arrives in our taps. This process requires dedicated people and resources working around the clock, without interruption, to ensure the system performs optimally.

With 55 full-time employees, the City provides approximately 2.5 billion gallons of potable water to its customers annually through over 300 miles of water main pipelines. The City’s water system has entered a prolonged period where capital improvement will be an increasing priority as a significant portion of the infrastructure is reaching the end of its useful life. To address this priority, the City has completed a comprehensive Asset Management Program and developed a 30-year Water Distribution Infrastructure Plan.

City Council has set a goal to replace two percent of the pipelines every year, based on a risk-based approach that weighs the likelihood of failure and the consequence of failure. To this end, the City is reinvesting over $17 million annually into the water system. www.santabarbaraca.gov/government/city-hall/news

City Recognizes Self-Sufficiency Graduates

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA WILL HONOR 17 GRADUATES who have completed the organization’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program with a ceremony and dinner.

Cindy Abrajan, who has lived in Santa Barbara her whole life, is one of the FSS graduates and is grateful for the support she has received with her financial and career goals.

“I felt like I had somebody who would back me up if I needed the help,” said Abrajan. “My case workers were always so encouraging. I was able to move forward with my life goals and not feel stuck at one place.”

Participating families are required to sign a Contract of Participation with HACSB that outlines the services to be provided and the obligations required during participation. Throughout the five year contract, the FSS case manager monitors a participant’s progress and assists the participant by providing referrals and services so they may successfully complete each level on their journey to self-sufficiency.

Ultimately, FSS aims to help participants achieve their own personal goals and greater socioeconomic advancement, including college degrees, professional careers and first-time home ownership.

Through the FSS program, Abrajan had access to money management classes and was able to meet her savings goal, as well as enroll in a medical assistant program at Santa Barbara City College.

“We are extremely proud of our Family Self-Sufficiency graduates for achieving this remarkable accomplishment,” said Rob Fredericks, HACSB Executive Director/CEO. “This is a significant achievement that reflects their dedication, hard work, and perseverance and we eagerly look forward to their promising futures ahead.”

The FSS Program is a voluntary five year program in which a plan is developed with each participant to design a clear path with specific goals and objectives in order to achieve living wage employment and gain economic self-sufficiency. www.hacsb.org

Public Invited to Survey Bus Service Changes

SANTA BARBARA MTD IS HOSTING A SET OF PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETINGS THIS APRIL, and is inviting the public to take a brief survey giving feedback on proposed service changes to local bus service. These meetings are on the proposed changes that would go into effect on August 19th. Proposed changes include: Service extended until 9pm on Line 15x (SBCC/UCSB Express); and Increased frequency on Line 27 (Isla Vista Shuttle). Community meetings will be held at the following locations and times, and Spanish/English interpretation will be provided: Thursday, April 11th at 6pm, Goleta City Hall, Council Chambers, 130 Cremona Dr #B, Goleta; Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm, Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria; Thursday, April 18th at 12pm, Santa Barbara City College, Room A161, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara.


Notice is hereby given that a public listening session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, to receive input on how to improve the Santa Barbara region’s transportation planning process.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will conduct the 2024 Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) certification review to evaluate the regional transportation planning process carried out by SBCAG and its partners. Every four years the FHWA and the FTA jointly complete this type of review and we invite the public to share its comments with us either in-person or by virtual connection as follows:

5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (Wisteria Conference Room) 260 N San Antonio Rd, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110


Details on how to participate remotely is published on the SBCAG website at www.sbcag.org


Oral and written comments may be presented either in-person at SBCAG or during the remote, virtual Microsoft Teams meeting platform. Written comments also can be accepted through Friday, May 31, 2024, by email sent to cert.review@dot.gov. For additional information about the SBCAG federal certification process or the April 30, 2024, Public listening session, please

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Insertion dates: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 2024 • $290

Submitted by Robert H. Bartlein: Bartlein & Company, Inc.

3944 State Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 email: RobertB@bartlein.com


TO ALL PARTIES: You are hearby notified that the Small Claims Hearing in the above-entitled cause was continued by order of the Court to 06/20/2024 at 8:30 AM in SB Dept 7 of the Superior Court at which time you should be present in this court at 118 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101.

Reason for Continuance:

x This case has been continued for service. Defendant (s) must be served with a copy of the attached Plaintiff’s Claim and Order.


I certify that I am not a party to this action and that a true copy of the foregooing was mailed first class, postage prepaid, in a sealed envelope addressed as show, and that the mailing of the foregoing an execution of this certificate occurred at (place) Santa Barbara, California on (date): 03/08.2024. Montecito Del Mar Owners Association, 3944 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105.

Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer By Gabriel Moreno (s) Deputy Clerk


Plaintiff’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court

Filed March 8, 2024, Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Gabriel Moreno, (s) Deputy Clerk. Case Number 23CV02931.

Order to Go to Court:

2/29/2024 8:30am Dept 7 GM 118 E Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101.

Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer By Gabriel Moreno (s) Deputy Clerk

You are the plaintiff. The person you are suing is the defendant. 1. The plaintiff is: Montecito Del Mar Owners Association, 3944 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105. Phone 805-569-1121 email RobertB@Bartlein.com. 2. The defendant is: James Handleman, 60 Olive Mill Road, Santa Barbara CA 93108. X Check here if you case is against more than one defendant and attach form SC-100A. 3. The plaintiff claims the defendant owes $4,448.00. a. Why does the defendant owe the plaintiff money? Reimbursement for 1/2 of the cost of a shared fence in 2021. b. When did this happen? Fall of 2021. c. How did you calculate the money owed to you? As per contract with the Fence Factory. 4. You must ask the defendant to pay you before you sue. If your claim is for posseion of property, you must ask the defendant to give you the property. Have you done this? X Yes. 5. Why are you filing you claim at this courthouse? This courthouse covers the area: a. _x_ 1. Where the defendant lives of does business. 2. Where the plaintiff’s property was damaged. 3. Where the plaintiff was injured. 4. Where a contract (written or spoken) was made, signed, performed, or broken by the defendant or where the defendant lived of did business when the defendant made the contract. 6. List the zipe code of the place check in 5 above 93108. 7. Is your claim about an attorney-client fee dispute? x No. 8. Are you suing a public entity? X No. 9. Have you filed more than 12 other small claims within the last 12 months in California? X No. 10. Is your claim for more than $2,500 X Yes. 11. I understand that by filing a claim in small claims court, I have no right to appeal this claim.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the information above and on any attachments to this form is true and correct.

Date: 7/7/2023 Montecito Del Mar Owners Association (s).

SC-100A: This form is attached to form SC-100, item 1 or 2.

2. If more than one defendant, list their information below: Other defendant’s name: Cortney Callahan, 60 Olive Mill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. 3. Is your claim more than $2,500? X Yes. 4. I understand that by filing a claim in small claims court, I have no right to appeal this claim.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the information above and on any attachments to this form is true and correct.

Date: 7/7/2023 Montecito Del Mar Owners Association (s).

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STATEMENT: The following Corporation is doing business as CROWN PROPERTIES at 400 East Clark Avenue, Suite C, Orcutt, CA 93455. STONE HEART ENTERPRISES, INC. at 400 East Clark Avenue, Suite C, Orcutt, CA 93455. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on February 29, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20240000526. Published March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2024.


below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 05/06/2024; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 5; ROOM: [ ] other (specify): at the: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (To appear remotely, check in advance of the hearing for information about how to do so on the courts website. To find your courts website, go to www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) 3 a. [X] A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks before the date set for hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation: [x] (for resident of this county) printed in this county: VOICE MAGAZINE. Date: 03/12/2024 /s/: Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #24CV01168 Pub Dates: March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2024

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STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as TINKLE BELLE DIAPER SERVICE, SANTA BARBARA DIAPER FAIRY at 290 Main Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440. JESSICA S BAGGARLY at PO Box 283, Los Alamos, CA 93440. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on February 13, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0000380. Published March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2024.


STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as THE COMMUNITY OF LOVE at 301 Moreton Bay Lane, Unit 2, Goleta, CA 93117. SYLVIA P OLANO RODRIGUEZ at PO Box 504, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on March 15, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0000672. Published March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2024.

VOICE Magazine • Community Market • LEGAL NOTICES March 29, 2024 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com 25 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following Married Couple is doing business as TRASH CAT HAULING at 501 East Fir Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436. BRANDON L SIMS, CHRISTINA R CAMACHO at 501 East Fir Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on February 15, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0000413. Published March 8, For information & rates: Publisher@VoiceSB.com Legal Notices Run your legal notice in VOICE Magazine • Fictitious Business Name • Alcohol License • Summons • Name Change • Petition to Administer Estate • Trustee Sale • Public Entities To place your classified, email advertising@VoiceSB.com ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER : 24CV01168 Petitioner: Joanna Lauren Schulz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Joanna Lauren Schulz to proposed name Ahni Radvanyi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated
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Notice Inviting Bids


1. Bid Submission.

The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept electronic bids for its Coronel Path Repair Project (“Project”), by or before April 22, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. through its PlanetBids portal. Bidders must be registered on the City of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids™ portal in order to submit a Bid Proposal and to receive addendum notifications. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that their Bid Proposal is actually submitted/uploaded with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Large files may take more time to be submitted/uploaded to PlanetBids so plan accordingly. The receiving time at on PlanetBids’ server will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, electronic, and facsimile bids will not be accepted. If any Addendum issued by the City is not acknowledged online by the Bidder, the PlanetBids System will prevent the Bidder from submitting a Bid Proposal. Bidders are responsible for obtaining all addenda from the City’s PlanetBids portal. Bid results and awards will be available on PlanetBids.

2. Project Information.

2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located along Coronel Path between Loma Alta Drive and Coronel Street, and behind McKinley Elementary School and is described as follows: the Project is aimed at addressing the hillside sloughing and preventing future erosion. The Coronel Path Project will address the erosion of the hillside at the bottom of Coronel Path by proposing to fill and grade the eroded areas, add designated plantings at the top and bottom sections of the eroded areas; install erosion control netting with a combination of hydroseeding, straw wattles, and topsoil near the center of the eroded areas; install k-rails at the base of the project limits, provide plant establishment, perform tree trimmings, and tree and stump removals.

2.2 Time for Completion. The Project must be completed within 25 working days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin mid-May 2024, but the anticipated start is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding.

2.3 Estimate. The estimate for this Project is $120,000.

3. License and Registration Requirements.

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

3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions

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

5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of 10 percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award.

6. Prevailing Wage Requirements.

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

6.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and available online at http://www.dir. ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half.

6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.

10. USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Program Funded Project. This Project is funded in whole or in part by federal funds administered under United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Bidders are advised that this Project is a Federal-Aid Construction Project, and the Contractor shall agree to all requirements, conditions, and provisions set forth in Attachment B as required to be submitted with this proposal request.

11. Federal Bidding Requirements. Bidding requirements and forms are provided in Attachment B. Each bidder must comply with the requirements set forth in Attachment B, including completion and submission of required federal forms with its Bid Proposal, as further specified in Attachment B.

12. Title VI Non-Discrimination Assurances. City, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.) and applicable regulations, including 49 CFR Part 21, 28 CFR § 50.3, and any other applicable statutory or regulatory authorities identified in the Standard Title VI/Non-Discrimination Assurances, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. Any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement will be subject to Appendix E of the Title VI Assurances, a copy of which is included in Attachment BFederal Contract Requirements.

Bidders are advised that this project is a Federal-Aid Construction project, and the Contractor shall agree to all requirements, conditions, and provisions set forth in the specification book issued for bidding purposes entitled “Proposal and Contract.” Attention is directed to Attachment B for federal requirements and conditions, as well as documents required to be submitted with this proposal request. This project is subject to the “Buy America” provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 as amended by Intermodal Surface Transportation

Efficiency Act of 1991. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts.

Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this Project, available at the City of Santa Barbara, General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. The Federal minimum wage rates for this Project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in the specifications and in copies of these specifications that may be examined at the offices described above where project plans, special provisions, and bid forms may be seen. Addenda to modify the Federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to holders of these specifications. Future effective general prevailing wage rates, which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates.

If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and Subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The City of Santa Barbara will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes "helper" (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and Subcontractors, the Contractor and Subcontractors shall pay not less than the Federal Minimum wage rate, which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question.


Any organization doing business with the City via a federally funded purchase order over $35,000 must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at: https://www. sam.gov/

14. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders before submitting a Bid Proposal.

By accepting a purchase order or contract, the Contractor acknowledges the requirement to be registered in the SAM database during performance and through final payment AND Contractor certifies that they are in compliance with FAR 52.204.2426 Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services-Representation.

14. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders before submitting a Bid Proposal.

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

15. Retention Percentage. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is 5 percent.

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

9. Subcontractor List. Each subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a complete Subcontractor List WITH its Bid Proposal through the PlanetBids portal. Failure to do will result in rejection of your bid. The Subcontractors List shall include the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the Base Bid) for each Subcontractor that will perform work or service or fabricate or install work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price.

14. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders before submitting a Bid Proposal.

15. Retention Percentage. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is 5 percent.

15. Retention Percentage. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is 5 percent.

By: _______________________________________

3/26/2024 for

Brian D’Amour, P.E. City Engineer

Brian D’Amour, P.E. City Engineer

Publication Date: March 28, 2024


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From Master to Emerging, 1st Thursday Artists Have Much to Offer

FLY A KITE, visit a museum, or dance in the street on 1st Thursday in Santa Barbara. Galleries and activities offer free access to art openings, live music, artists’ receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. On April 4th, there will be kite-making with the Santa Barbara Kite Festival, live music from the Riviera Culture Club, and 80s cover band Stacked performing on State Street. There will also be 27 venues with a multitude of art and cultural experiences, including new work by Michael Drury at Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery and a group exhibition at Santa Barbara Art Works.

Find out more on pages 16 & 17 or at www.downtownsb.org

Creating Exhibits with Purpose, Not Perfection

Vibrant, abstract shapes. A daring use of color. The artworks of Scott Ryker and Brian Raleigh, featured this month at Santa Barbara Art Works, are eye-catching, and provoke purpose and the satisfaction of creating without the frustration of perfectionism.

“The primary goal at our studio is that the artists learn fundamentals of design while making their own choices and exploring various techniques, but without the pressure of drawing or painting within a standardized way,” shared Studio Manager, Jacob Allio in a release. “Focusing on principles over purpose will always take the fun out of it.”

Both are students at the local art gallery that emphasizes access in the arts and employment for adults with disabilities. Scott and Brian are the featured artists at JUSTAPOSE, that opens 1st Thursday, from 5pm to 8pm at 28 East Victoria Street.

For this exhibit, Ryker started with learning the fundamentals of drawing the human form using basic shapes as a foundation, and as he practiced, he wanted to add color pastels. Raleigh layers repetitive shapes and strokes of color on paper, and loves the smooth attributes that chalk pastels offer.

art techniques for 20 resident artists. Classes are taught Monday - Friday in painting, drawing, and watercolors. Santa Barbara Art Works is under the family of services of non-profit organization, Momentum WORK, Inc. www.momentum4work.org

Open To Beyond, New Works by Michael Drury

A native of Santa Barbara, Michael Drury has a deep connection to the natural world around him. After receiving his education in the local school system, he went on to earn a B.A. in Art Studio at the College of Creative Studies, UCSB, and an M.F.A. in Art Studio, UCSB.

Drury grew up in a house full of art and literature — his father was a water-color painter — so a life in the arts seemed like a natural course for him to take. A trip to Paris, as he has told it, was the tipping point, but it wasn’t until he met his mentor, Ray Strong, in 1970, that he fully committed professionally to his craft.

Santa Barbara Art Works is an inclusive and accessible studio, gallery, and retail location. The studio specializes in art instruction and adaptive

A plein-air painter, virtually all of his work is generated out-of-doors. He has painted extensively in the high deserts of the Great Basin, the wild coast of California, his home grounds of western Santa Barbara County, and the west coast of Ireland. His work captures light and color vividly, and like most pleinair artists, reflects the world as he sees it.

“In my work, I strive to create a feeling of deep space, and the grandeur and plenitude of the western landscape” Drury noted. “It is oceanic space, both in the high deserts of northern Nevada, where the ghost remnants of ancient seas leave mountains and playas, and at the western boundary of the continent, where the ocean is asserting its supremacy. All seems to me to be of one piece, a limitless space, where all around is open to beyond.”

Drury has become so familiar with his medium, and working outside in nature, that he has even painted some settings from memory alone.

He is also a life-long surfer and a founding member of the Oak Group, an association of environmentally active landscape painters in Santa Barbara.

His new show, Open to Beyond, opens April 4th at Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery, on State Street. www.santabarbarafineart.com

Instructor Chris Miles teaching character drawing
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Courtesy of Santa Barbara Art Works Artist Scott Ryker at work Courtesy of Santa Barbara Art Works Artist Michael Drury Courtesy of Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery Between Downpours, by Michael Drury Painting by Scott Ryker

Sugar Gum Eucalyptus cladocalyx

NE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE SKYLINE TREES in Santa Barbara is the Sugar Gum. Its long branches reach upward like outstretched arms toward the sun. This month, its majestic appearance is enhanced by a covering of new leavesglossy and yellow-bronze in color.

Notably, Santa Barbara is home to the National Champion Sugar Gum – the enormous tree that stands at the north end of the Mission Park Rose Garden. In 2015, it was measured and found to be over 110-feet tall with a trunk diameter (at 4½ feet above the ground) of nearly seven-feet wide. An amazing size for a tree believed to be only a little over 100-years old. Obviously, Sugar Gum is well suited to our climate and growing conditions!

Sugar Gum is a broadleaf evergreen tree that bears an open crown over 100-feet tall and 70-feet wide. At the end of each branch grow large tufts of foliage; these give each branch the odd appearance of being another tree growing epiphytically upon the primary tree.

One of the most striking features of Sugar Gum is its lovely bark. The outer-bark sheds off cleanly to reveal a smooth underbark surface that is usually a mottled yellowish white – but can have patterns with areas of gray, orange, or blue-gray added in. This clean surface distinguishes Sugar Gum from its relatives in the Eucalyptus genus that do not shed their barks entirely at one time. Older Sugar Gums frequently develop long vertical cracks in their bark.

Adult leaves are shiny and lanceolate-shaped (3- to 6-inches long and ½- to 1-inch wide); these are arranged alternately on thin reddish stems. They are darker green on the top and lighter green underneath and carry a prominent yellowish middle vein with visible lateral veins. When crushed, they exude the refreshing scent of Eucalyptus oil.

In late winter through spring, creamy-white flowers appear within the tree’s crown. The flowers are produced on leafless stems in clusters of seven or more flowers. Their buds (½-inch long) are cylindrical or urn-shaped. These are “perfect flowers”, meaning each flower has both male parts (stamens) and female parts (pistils). The tiny flowers (¾ -inch wide) look like they have fluffy petals; in fact, they have no petals – the appearance is created by dozens of ¼-inch long stamens that stand upright together in a crowning circle above the bud base.

The flowers attract bees eager to forage on the pollen and nectar. They arrive in such numbers that a loud hum can be heard when one stands beside a tree in full bloom. Beekeepers know that bees gorging on Sugar Gum flowers will produce large quantities of delicious, Eucalyptus-fragrant, honey.

After the flowers are pollinated, the seeds that develop are contained in hard, brown, barrelto slightly urn-shaped seed capsules (½-inch long and ¼-inch wide). Each capsule can contain dozens of tiny seeds that will be dispersed by the wind.

Sugar Gum is endemic to the Australian state of South Australia, which has a Mediterranean climate like ours, in three isolated populations: the Flinders Ranges; the Eyre Peninsula; and, Kangaroo Island. In these native populations, trees can vary widely in size and growth habits; consequently, three distinct subspecies have been described in Australia.

Sugar Gum’s common name comes from its exceptionally sweet flower nectar. Its botanical name is Eucalyptus cladocalyx The genus name, Eucalyptus, is a combination of the Greek words “eu” (meaning “well”) and “kalypto” (meaning “covered”) - it refers to the woody caps that protect the flower buds. The specific epithet, cladocalyx, is a combination of the Greek words “klados” (meaning “branch”, “twig” or “stem”) and “kalypto” - again referring to the bud caps.

This tree is best planted in full sun. It prefers sandy loam soils - but will tolerate clay and rocky soils. It is quite drought-, heat-, and frost-tolerant, which makes it adaptable to a warm and dry climate. It is not affected by any serious insect pests or diseases and is resistant to soil fungi.

In California, Sugar Gum has been planted extensively as an ornamental tree and for windbreaks in orchards. In Australia and

worldwide, its dense and termite-resistant wood is used in construction, furniture, fence posts, poles, railroad ties, and firewood. It is appreciated as a pollinator for honeybees.

Because it is a big and fast-growing tree, it is one of the best ornamental choices for larger properties, parks, and open-space public plantings. It is considered one of the most stable and wind-resistant of the Eucalyptus – and one that produces minimal bark and leaf litter. Its impressive size at maturity makes it appropriate for areas that need large-scale trees to match the surrounding infrastructure. Not surprisingly, it has been used extensively along freeways and other expansive areas to give a dramatic skyline effect.

In addition to the National Champion above the Mission Park Rose Garden, some of the best Sugar Gums can be seen along our highways: on Highway 101 from Castillo Street to Fairview Avenue (mixed with a few other Eucalyptus species); on the south side of Highway 101 at the Las Positas exit; and, on Highway 145 just north of Calle Real. On local streets, they stand on the east side of the 2900 block of Las Positas Road and on the 1100 and1200 blocks of Coast Village Road (mixed with other Eucalyptus species). A dramatic stand borders both sides of Park Lane in Montecito.

Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by SB Beautiful, www.sbbeautiful.org

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Santa Barbara Beautiful Tree of the Month Sugar Gum Photos by David Gress Sugar Gum New Leaves Sugar Gum Bark Sugar Gum Seed Capsules

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Opening of New DP Media Building


a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the DP Media program on the Dos Pueblos High School campus on March 19th.

The award-winning DP Media program serves hundreds of students each year, teaching broadcast and journalism classes, along with yearbook. Computer Science, digital arts, photography, graphics, and animation classes are also taught in the building.

“This facility is a place where students can come to learn, grow, and flourish in a hands-on, innovative, welcoming environment,” said John Dent, DPMedia Director. “It was designed to foster collaboration in the media arts world, and I am excited to see our students and teachers interact in such a meaningful way.”

The new building is part of a larger Career and Technical Education hub on the south end of the Dos Pueblos campus. The project was envisioned and developed thanks to teachers John Dent, Amir Abo-Shaeer, and Emily Shaeer who wrote a grant proposal. The money awarded from that helped leverage Measure I Funds to replace old portables with this state-of-the-art facility.


Construction for State Street Undercrossing Project Continues


Project will continue for the next ten weeks, after the recent completion of sidewalk widening under the Underpass. The next stage includes reconstruction of the sidewalks, sidewalk access ramps, and crosswalks on State Street at Yanonali and Gutierrez Streets. This stage may impact vehicle traffic on Yanonali, Gutierrez, and State Streets. Detours will be in place when road closures are absolutely required to complete construction. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained through the Undercrossing on the west side of State Street.

According to the release, detours will be limited as much as possible. The City is working with the construction management team and contractors to minimize the impact on the public.

The Project connects the City’s two most active transportation-oriented neighborhoods: Downtown and the Waterfront. The project will improve safety and adjust space for vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists between Yanonali and Gutierrez Streets.


Bobbi Abram Joins SB City College Foundation


Listen and Pray EVERYWHERE

AS ITS NEW CEO, starting May 1st. Abram has spent most of her career as a leader in nonprofit and higher education fundraising and administration and has served as Executive Director of the Pasadena City College Foundation since 2012.

“Santa Barbara City College Foundation is known as a leader among community college foundations across the country, and it is an honor and a privilege to be chosen to serve as its Chief Executive Officer,” Abram said. “This is an exciting time to be joining the Foundation, with its 50th anniversary on the horizon and the groundbreaking SBCC Promise serving over 1,600 students this semester. I look forward to representing the Foundation and being involved in the community.”

Abram has served as Executive Director of the Foundation at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, and later as Manager of Alumni Relations and Development for Johnson County Community College. She served in leadership positions at community colleges and nonprofits before moving to California to lead the PCC Foundation and launched the PCC Celebrates Gala event. With her oversight, the PCC Foundation completed the college’s first comprehensive major gifts campaign, the IMPACT Campaign. With a goal of raising $10–$12 million for scholarships, arts, athletics, and career education, the campaign surpassed its target by raising over $16 million. Abram also served as President of the California Network of Community College Foundations Board of Directors and has been active in the Network for over a decade.

“Bobbi has demonstrated a sustained passion for expanding educational opportunities and an impressive expertise in community college foundation leadership,” said Madeleine Jacobson, President of the SBCC Foundation Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have her join the Foundation and the Santa Barbara community. With Bobbi as CEO, we will ensure our community’s support for SBCC remains strong, and that the generosity of our partners and donors continues to empower students to succeed.” www.sbccfoundation.org

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the Rosary Recorded live in Santa Barbara at • Old Mission Santa Barbara
Father Virgil’s Praying of
Our Lady of Sorrows, &
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
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CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • 12-4 Th-Su

• www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

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

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

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

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4 Daily • www.claystudiosb.org


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

CORRIDAN GALLERY: California Sojourns by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 11-6 We-Sa • 805-9667939 • www.corridan-gallery.com



Artists Exhibit • 500 N. Fairview Av • 10-7 Tu-Th; 10-5:30 Fr & Sa; 1-5 Su • TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

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

10 WEST GALLERY: Atmospheric Conditions ~ Mar 31; Spring Fling ~ Apr 3 ~ May 12 • 10 W Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com


Ruth Leaf: Printmaker (1923-2015): Selected Works ~ May 18 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • 1–4 Sa & By Appt • www.afsb.org


MUSEUM, UCSB: Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance 1900-1955 ~ May 5; A Box of One’s Own: Women Beyond Borders ~ May 5 • 12-5 Sa-Su • www.museum.ucsb.edu


Environmental Ed & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org

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

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

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


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


(formerly Wildling Museum): CA’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water | George Rose ~ Jul 8; Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Jul 24; The Birds and the Bees and More: Pollinators ~ Sep 2 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www.calnatureartmuseum.org

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

CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • 1-4 Sa & Su • 805-7371129 • www.lompocart.org

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

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

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

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

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

FIRESIDE GALLERY: Holly HungettCapturing the Essence ~ May 17 • Trinity Lutheran Church • M-F 102pm, 909 N La Cumbre Rd

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

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Featured Artists Ginny Speirs, Patricia Watkins, Felice Willat ~ Mar 31; Voices & Vistas: Jim Tyler ~ Apr 1-30 • 2920 Grand Av • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Gardens • by reservation • 695 Ashley Rd • 805-969-9990 • www.lotusland.org

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

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: Great Women in Herstory ~ April 30; The Queen of the Ocean: Titanic Days ~ April 7-21 • 21-23 W Anapamu • 10-4 Tu-Su • 805-9625322 • https://karpeles.com

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Recognized contemporary artists including Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Mr. Brainwash, Taher Jaoui, Ted Collier • 1309 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su &

By Appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com

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


SANTA BARBARA: Changing Nature: recent work by Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Ignon ~ May 1 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org


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

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Artists for the Bluffs ~ Mar 30-Ap 28 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805684-9700 • www.palmloft.com

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

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

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

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MERIT Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com
10 West Gallery Art Venues • GALLERIES • STUDIOS • • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES • Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com Kerry Methner www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery RUTH ELLEN HOAG www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~ Holly Hungett Abstract Landscapes Watercolor • Gouache • Acrylic www.hollyhungett.com
Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted www.marzozart.com
A. Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Felice Willat
Gallery La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts La Cumbre PLaza

Funk Zone Live 3.29.24 • 5-8pm

3 Takeaways: A Collaborative Exhibition


TORTORICI will be showing their exhibition, 3 Takeaways, beginning Friday, March 29th from 5pm to 8pm at Doty Studio during Funk Zone Live! The show continues through April, Thursday through Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm, or by appointment.


PORTICO GALLERY: notable California and national artists • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com

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

Art Events

FUNK ZONE LIVE! • Bi-monthly art walk in the Funk Zone • Art, Music, Food, Shopping, Libations • Free • 5-8pm Friday, 3/29.


OPENING RECEPTION • Sales Benefit Carpinterial Bluffs • 4-6pm Sa, 3/30.

PAINT WITH PINOT • Guided community painting class • Blissful Boutiques Store, Paseo Nuevo • $40 • https://tinyurl.com/5a64fzza • 1-3pm Sa, 3/30.


2024: IN BETWEEN MOMENTS • Opening reception for Westmont student artists • Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art • Free • 4-6pm Th, 4/4.

1ST THURSDAY • Downtown Art & Cultural Evening • Multiple Venues see page 16, 17 in this week’s issue of VOICE or visit www.DowntownSB.org • Free • 5-8pm Th, 4/4.

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

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

The three artist friends met at a

painting workshop in Santa Barbara in 2017 and have been painting together ever since. The Santa Barbara Funk Zone Live event is a welcome opportunity for them to showcase their work together for the first time. All three artists will be present to kick off the exhibition on March 29th and look forward to greeting art enthusiasts, patrons and friends for an evening of art and conversation.

“The idea for the show began to take shape when we considered how to present a cohesive yet unique body of work, created by three friends who share a passion for painting and a love of art,” says Doty, who invited her painting pals to join her in exhibiting their work in her studio. She sees this as the beginning of something special.

See more at: www.doty-art.com www.anniehoffmanart.com www.susantortorici.com

RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): By appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus

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

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


Arriving Home by Justina Freel ~ Jul 14 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org


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


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


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

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

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Images of Infinity: James Webb Space Telescope ~ Apr 30; Images of Infinity ~ Apr 30 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Mo • www. sbnature.org

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

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

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

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

SULLIVAN GOSS: The Spring Salon; Holy Water by Maria Rendón ~ Apr 22; Phoebe Brunner: Westward, The Land is Bright ~ May 27 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; Su-Th by appt • 805-6874623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Patrick McGinnis

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Twilight Meadow by Annie Hoffman Waterwalk by Cheryl Doty
Curves Of Life, Marble Francine Kirsch www.francinekirsch.com 805.636.7522
The Road Less Traveled by Susan Tortorici

Santa Barbara St



111 Santa Barbara St • Vinyl listening party, drinks, and a preview of our new made-in-SB collection

2 Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop

116 Santa Barbara St • 20 revolving artisan craft beers on tap, wine on tap.


Art & Soul

116 Santa Barbara St #C • Come see the evocative monotype multi-media retrospective of Cecily Barth Firestein

3 Jess Conti Leather Goods


March 29: 5 - 8 pm Art, Music, Food & Libations

3 Lancaster Wood Prints

121 S Santa Barbara St • Local Wall art and gifts

3 Jules by The Sea

121 Santa Barbara St • Handcrafted jewelry infused with SB’s coastal allure.

4 Rincon Brewery

205 Santa Barbara St • Local artists featured on beer labels, apparel, dog toys... some originals - Chris Potter, Liz Brady & Sharon Dal Pozzo

Gray Ave

Yanonali St


Doty Studio

116 E Yanonali, 2nd Fl • Art by Cheryl Doty Water Walk oil on canvas 26x17, @doty-art

8 Kiva Coworking

Funk Zone •

10 E Yanonali St • Art by Marlyn Daggett & Nurit Ruckenstein. Explore our space. Snacks & bevies in conjunction with The Silver Lining Mag.

Anacapa St

9 Loveworn & Rodeo Gallery

11 Anacapa St • New spring designs and new artwork in the gallery!

121 S Santa Barbara St • I handmake everything on-site visit my LeatherStudio. Specializing in leather bags and accessories.

5 Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio

220 Gray Avenue • Creative American eats from regional ingredients are served outdoors


La Lieff Wines

210 Gray Av • Live Music

By Neil Arickson with We Want the Funk

210 Gray Av • Music By Neil Arickson with LaLieff Wines

Sponsored by Abel Ramos & Jackie Potter with Compass


Dylan Star

110 Anacapa St • Special pop-up featuring local jewelry artist with handmade jewelry

11 Lucky Penny

127 Anacapa St • Stunning new mural by local artist: D.J. Javier

12 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company

137 Anacapa St #F • Live Music by: Will Breman from 7-10 pm; Craft beer, wine, and kombucha!

13 Commen Unity

223 Anacapa St #B • Hair & Art studio showcasing different mediums of art. Art by Chris Gocong & light sculptures by Rod Lathim.

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223 Anacapa St #C • Art by Robert Chester Thomas, local SB artist and former professor at UCSB (1924-1987)

Helena Ave


Helena Mason Art Gallery

48 Helena Av • Enjoy live music and new artwork by Cesar Martinez.

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Center for Feminist Futures: A commitment to liberatory knowledge and action

CENTERS ARE NOT JUST PLACES, THEY’RE ALSO THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PEOPLE. They’re speculative tools that allow people to come together, imagine new possibilities, and build something else.

UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Feminist Futures (CFF) has five rooms on the third floor of the Social Sciences and Media Studies Building but “it’s really the networks and the relationships we have with each other; the love and the liberation we imagine; and the knowledge and actions we produce,” said Jigna Desai, its recently appointed director.

Building on the strengths of UC Santa Barbara as a national leader in feminist research and education, the CFF supports and promotes research, pedagogy and teaching, creative work, and public engagement in gender, sexuality and feminist studies from intersectional, interdisciplinary, and global perspectives.

Desai, a professor of feminist studies and Asian American studies, noted that the CFF has the potential to be “one of the top centers” along with UCLA’s Barbra Streisand Center and Barnard, Rutgers and Michigan’s institutes for research on women and gender.

“I think we have an opportunity to build something slightly different and the way I see our work is that we are a space and a set of relations around four pillars: collaborative, transformative, engaged research; feminist pedagogy and public scholarship; intergenerational connections and feminist leadership; and communities of hope, rest and sustenance,” she said.

The product of a years’ long, cross disciplinary brain trust of over 15 UCSB scholars supported by SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Charlie Hale and led by Interim Anne and Michael Towbes Graduate Dean Leila Rupp, the center brings together faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, youth, visiting practitioners and community members to cultivate new knowledge and critical strategies to imagine and build more just and joyous feminist futures.

“Feminist Futures will help us generate research-driven and publicly facing critical thinking about a whole web of major challenges that our society faces today,” said Hale at the center’s launch celebration, held on International Women’s Day. “Feminist principles apply to everything from economic recovery to anti-war mobilization to leadership and governance, not just about women in government, but actually feminist principles of guiding governmental practice.”

Rupp, who guided the process that led to the center’s current form, said that in planning meetings, the committee settled on the concept of feminist futures — “and those words are really important to us, both the plural ‘futures’ and the ‘feminist,’” she said. “Our goal is to build a center that is intersectional, interdisciplinary, intergenerational and impactful in terms of bringing research to the public.”

“Feminist scholarship has been one of the most impactful academic forces within teaching, research and leadership in the last 50 years.”
— Jigna Desai

To accelerate progress toward a more just present and future for all, the center advances efforts that formulate new visions of feminist futures and promotes these visions in local, national and global contexts. CFF’s work is collaborative and inclusive by engaging and establishing dialogue with a variety of audiences, including policymakers, activists, educators, elected officials, business leaders, philanthropic partners, artists and wider communities in Santa Barbara and around the world.

Recognizing the need for more feminist leaders everywhere in society, the center also seeks to forge intergenerational connections between established and junior scholars, between seasoned activists and emerging voices, between youth and elders. The aim is to build bridges between academic disciplines, generations, geographies

and histories, to learn from the past while demonstrating how indispensable diverse feminisms are for establishing equality, rights and gender justice in the 21st century.

To achieve its goals, the center sets out to support collaborative, transformative and engaged research; to promote public scholarship and feminist pedagogy; to create opportunities for intergenerational connections and feminist leadership and to foster thriving feminist, queer and trans communities of hope, rest and sustenance.

CFF has also established research clusters such as Feminist Environmental Justice; Futures, Epidemics and States of Violence/Abolition Now for Our Future; Gender and Racial Justice/Revolutionary and Decolonial Futures; Still Our Bodies, Still Our Selves; Joy, Work, and Care Within and Against Racial Capitalism; Health Justice and Disability Justice; A Future of Just Universities; and Women and Leadership.

“Feminist scholarship has been one of the most impactful academic forces within teaching, research and leadership in the last 50 years,” Desai added.

“The Center for Feminist Futures strives to build on this foundation and to extend its impact, so that feminist scholarship continues to transform the university and our global communities, now and for generations to come.”

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