VOICE Magazine: April 12, 2024

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Centennial Celebration The
Theatre Celebrates 100 Years! 14
Symphony A
the upcoming SB Symphony concert including interviews with Maestro Nir
David Krakauer 13
Spirit of Fiesta Aleenah Soriano named Jr Spirit and Georgey Taupin named Spirit of Fiesta 12
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“One of the most important musical minds currently walking the planet.” American Songwriter In This Issue Calendar...17-19 Movies............20 Community News 6, 7, 9 Poetry Month 9 Isaac Hernández de Lipa: Judy Collins interview 10 John Palminteri: Community Voice 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice...................... 1 6 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 2 1 Community Market & Legals 2 1 -23 Galleries & Art Venues....................26, 27 Photo by Isaac Hernández de Lipa Photo by Zach Mendez Photo by Ebru Yildiz www.voicesb.com April 12, 2024 subscribe VOICE Magazine cover story see pages 4, 5 Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Local students receive national scholarships 25 Theatre A review of The Lehman Trilogy by Jesse Caverly 8 2023 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Music Rhiannon Giddens You’re the One Apr 23 / Arlington Theatre (805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
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The Granada Centennial Festival Weekend

Live piano accompaniment by Michael Mortilla!

led by seven-time, Grammynominated Chris Walden!

Tickets everyone can afford!


Friday, April 12 @ 6:30pm

Celebrate the Past: A Special Double Feature Buster Keaton’s silent classic SHERLOCK JR., and STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE, the original 1977 blockbuster in 70mm 4K!



ALL SEATS: $19.24!

Saturday, April 13 @ 7pm

Experience the Present: The Pacific Jazz Orchestra

Special Guest Stars Katharine McPhee, Billy Valentine, Sheléa, and Adam “Aejaye” Jackson!

ALL SEATS: $20.24!

Sunday, April 14 @ 5pm

Imagine the Future: A Spotlight on Tomorrow’s Talent

Hunter Hawkins, Jackson Gillies and Rachel La Commare, plus a preview of 3 high school musicals and Santa Barbara’s own Euphony!


ALL SEATS: $21.24!

Don’t miss our Grand Finale... The Granada Centennial Festival Block Party

featuring Spencer the Gardener! Sunday, April 14th at 6pm. FREE TO ALL!

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Special Guest Charly Lowry


AKING HISTORY AND HEADLINES, with American roots running deep, singer and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens, who is featured in Beyoncé's recent chart topping Texas Hold ‘Em, will perform at the Arlington Theatre in a UCSB Arts & Lectures presentation on Tuesday, April 23rd at 8pm. She'll be performing songs from her album You're The One.

This is a return visit for Giddens, well known for her own iconic brand of American Music. Giddens' range runs through nearly every imaginable genre of music, from folk to bluegrass to blues, from opera to gospel to jazz, and everything in between. A two-time Grammy Award winner, MacArthur fellow, and composer, she was awarded the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her debut opera Omar Her highly-anticipated new solo album, You’re the One, was released in August.

A classically trained opera singer, Giddens also picks a hot banjo - and lectures on the banjo's origin!

As American Songwriter wrote, Giddens is “one of the most important musical minds currently walking the planet.”

Since Your The One's release, Giddens has also enjoyed sharing credit with Beyoncé for her session work as a musician on the global #1 single Texas Hold ‘Em, which Beyoncé released to general acclaim on February 11th, 2024. The track ignited discussions on Black

musicians' place within country music and boosted the listenership of Black country artists and country radio. Texas Hold ‘Em fulfilled Giddens’ longstanding ambition to hear banjo (in this case, her own) on a recording by an internationally recognized Black pop star.

Giddens will bring to the stage a kindred spirit in form of special guest and opening act Charly Lowry, a musical powerhouse from Pembroke, NC. who is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee/Tuscarora Tribes.

Lowry is passionate about raising awareness around issues that plague underdeveloped and under-served communities.

Giddens is known to focus on “difficult and unknown chapters of American history,” as she related to NY Times writer Jon Pareles. This focus shapes much of her work. As she shared with Pareles, “We like to say it’s a melting pot, but it’s more of a patchwork. You can see the bits and pieces, but we don’t always know where all the patches are from. We’ve erased that history.”

The internal strength and courage that takes her to those places allows her music to resonate deeply with many people. She also has a fun, loving side, though, and You're The One, her third solo album and first filled exclusively with music she has written, is shot through with her unique perspective.

"They're fun songs, and I wanted them to have as much of a chance as they could to reach people who might dig them but don't know anything about,

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you know, what I do," Giddens shares on her website. "If they're introduced to me through this record, they might go listen to other music I've made with a different set of ears."

To bring the album to life, Giddens recruited producer Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Alicia Keys, Valerie June, Tank, and the Bangas) and a band composed of her closest musical collaborators from the past decade (as well as Miami-based musicians from Splash’s own Rolodex making an impressive ten- to twelve-person ensemble.

The album features electric and upright bass, conga, Cajun and piano accordions, guitars, a Western string section, and Miami horns, among other instruments. "I hope that people just hear American music," Giddens said. "Blues, jazz, Cajun, country, gospel, and rock – it's all there. I like to be where it meets organically."

The album is in line with her previous work, as she explains, because it's yet another kind of project she's never done before. "I just wanted to expand my sound palette," Giddens said. "I feel like I've done lots in the acoustic realm, and I certainly will again. But these songs really needed a larger field." The album teems with Giddens' breadth of knowledge

of, curiosity about, and experience with American vernacular musics. Though it might be filtered through a slightly more familiar blend of sounds, You're The One never forsakes depth and groundedness for its listenability.

Giddens also is exploring other mediums and creative possibilities just as actively as she has American musical history. With 1858 replica minstrel banjo in hand, she wrote the opera Omar with film composer Michael Abels (Get Out, Us, Nope) which received the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and, with her partner Francesco Turrisi, she wrote and performed the music for Black Lucy and the Bard, which was recorded for PBS’ Great Performances; she has appeared on the ABC hit drama Nashville and throughout Ken Burns’ Country Music series, also on PBS.

Giddens has published children's books and written and performed music for the soundtrack of Red Dead Redemption II, one of the best-selling video games of all time. She sang for the Obamas at the White House; is a three-time NPR Tiny Desk Concert alum, and hosts her own show on PBS, My Music with Rhiannon Giddens, as well as the Aria Code podcast, which is produced by New York City’s

NPR affiliate station WQXR.

"I've been able to create a lot of different things around stories that are difficult to tell, and managed to get them done in a way that's gotten noticed," Giddens said. "I know who to collaborate with, and it has gotten me into all sorts of corners that I would have never expected when I started doing this."

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Community Partners, the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli, have offered generous support for the 2023-2024 season. For tickets ($125 Gold Circle-preferred seating / $90 / $65 / $45 / $19 UCSB students - Current student ID required) call 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu. Tickets are also available through the Arlington box office at 805-963-4408 and AXS.

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Cottage Health Earns 2024 Great Place To Work Certification


SERVING THE CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST, has been certified by Great Place To Work for a sixth time. The certification is based on what current employees shared in confidential surveys about their experience working at Cottage Health. This year, Cottage Health’s employee survey scores were 24 points higher than the average U.S. company.

Great Place To Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and leadership skills to foster employee retention and increased innovation.

“We are honored to once again be recognized as a Great Place To Work,” said Ron Werft, President and CEO of Cottage Health. “Each day, our teams dedicate themselves to caring for the communities we serve. It’s important for Cottage Health to maintain a workplace culture that supports our employees, who work together to provide highquality care for our patients.”

Cottage Health empowers employees closest to the work to have a voice. Through Shared Governance, every employee in the organization can suggest ideas, solutions, and new processes. Shared Governance is a system of accountability that establishes a positive staff and management partnership for continuous improvements in the workplace. cottagehealth.org

City of Goleta Selects New Assistant City Manager

THE CITY OF GOLETA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT LONG-TIME STAFF MEMBER AND GOLETA LOCAL, JAIME VALDEZ, has been selected as the new Assistant City Manager. He was chosen following an extensive search that included applicants from across the country. Mr. Valdez currently serves as the Director of Neighborhood Services and will begin his new position on Monday, April 8th.

Mr. Valdez, has worked for the City of Goleta for over 16 years and spent the last three years as Director of Neighborhood Services. In 2012 he was selected to be the City’s Economic Development Coordinator where he served for six years before being promoted to Senior Project Manager and eventually to Principal Project Manager in the Neighborhood Services Department. He assumed the role of Director of Neighborhood Services in December 2021 after serving as Interim Director for nine months.

“I pride myself on developing and nurturing important relationships to improve collaboration in the workplace and in my personal life,” said Mr. Valdez. He added, “As a Goleta native raising a family in the Good Land, I genuinely care about Goleta and its future. I look forward to giving my all to this position and the City of Goleta.”

City College and ASU in New Collaboration

SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW ALLIANCE WITH ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU) to provide students a seamless transfer experience with the MyPath2ASU program. MyPath2ASU allows students to take the steps needed, at the start of their college experience, to successfully plan their transfer to ASU, ensuring a smooth transition process and student success.

MyPath2ASU is a set of customized tools available to transfer students from accredited, U.S. regional institutions. These tools ensure a seamless transfer experience to ASU after earning credits or an associate degree from a U.S. community college or university and shortening the time to degree completion.

“SBCC has a strong transfer rate to four-year universities that include Arizona State University, who has created MyPath2ASU, of which we are proud to partner to extend our students opportunities and success,” said Angela Warren, SBCC University Transfer Academy Coordinator.

ASU and Santa Barbara City College will work collaboratively to promote educational degree pathways containing ground and online course offerings. These pathways will ensure that the courses students select are applicable toward their degree in their chosen major and will also minimize credit loss.

Kathy Odell to step down as WEV CEO

KATHY ODELL, CEO OF WOMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES (WEV), announced her retirement and resignation, effective May 1st, 2024. After five years of dedicated service, Kathy will transition to the role of CEO Emerita, marking the end of a transformative chapter in her career.

Under Kathy’s leadership the WEV team achieved significant milestones and made lasting contributions to the lives of thousands of women and small business entrepreneurs within tghe community. WEV provided essential training and resources, technical support and funding to women entrepreneurs, advocated for gender equality in the business world, and helped local businesses thrive.

Despite stepping down from her role, Kathy emphasized her unwavering commitment to WEV’s mission. “WEV is a strong and enduring participant in our communities,” she remarked. “And while I may be stepping away from day-to-day involvement, my dedication to supporting women entrepreneurs and driving economic prosperity remains steadfast.”


Screening of Summerland Documentary to Commemorate of Earth Day 2024


Greetings from Summerland: Birthplace of Offshore Drilling, a thought-provoking documentary that sheds light on the environmental challenges facing Summerland and its leaking oil wellheads.

Directed and produced by Harry Rabin and Joey Szalkiewicz of On the Wave Productions, Greetings from Summerland documents the daunting task of capping a leaking oil wellhead, Becker, at the West end of Summerland beach. This wellhead was just one of over 200 offshore wellheads, many of which have been leaking since they were drilled beginning in 1896.

A town hall discussion will follow immediately after the film with Harry Rabin, a panel of researchers, State Lands representative, Assemblyman Gregg Hart and representatives from both the offices of Salud Carbajal and Monique Limon. To purchase tickets, visit luketheatre.org.

New Faces at TribalNet


LEADERSHIP TEAM have joined two TribalNet advisory boards, which are responsible for directing the agenda and speaker lineup for the 25th annual conference returning to Las Vegas in September.

Joining the Leadership and Executive Board is Hema Mohan, Chief Financial Officer. Joining the Gaming and Hospitality Board is John Ormond, Chief Information Technology Officer.

MOHAN HEMA has a strong background in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business consulting, and shared services. She holds a master of business administration from Southern Methodist University. Before joining Chumash Enterprises, Hema served as CFO at GlobalStep, a tech services company operating in North America, Europe, and Asia. She has also worked in numerous finance leadership roles at a diverse set of global Fortune 500 companies, including Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), Pizza Hut, and EssilorLuxottica.

JOHN ORMOND has been with Chumash Enterprises since 2002, beginning as an IT Technician and advancing into various roles, currently serving as Chief Information Technology Officer. He studied math at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he initially developed an interest in technology. John is an accomplished musician and gives back to his community by serving as a Trustee of The Family School in Los Olivos, Calif., and as a board member for the local SYV Juneteenth Celebration. He also serves on the Gaming and Hospitality board for TribalNet.

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Fight to Preserve Agricultural Heritage in Santa Ynez Valley Ends in Success


celebrated the withdrawal of an appeal by developers, leaving in place a Superior Court decision in favor of preserving agriculture in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The multi-year effort by developers to subdivide the 4,000-acre historic Rancho La Laguna into 13 parcels could have resulted in construction of over a dozen high-end residential estates. A nearby massive development by one of the same developers was listed for $21.5 million and marketed as a “plantation style manor house” with “endless manicured lawns,” an enormous swimming pool, a barn for eight horses, and other amenities.

“The withdrawal of this appeal by the owners of Rancho La Laguna brings a decade-long battle to protect the agricultural integrity of this large

agricultural property to an end. Dividing this land into smaller lots for large residential development would have undermined not only the agricultural value of this property, but also of the Santa Ynez Valley, since farming and ranching are a key part of the Valley’s heritage,” said Carla Frisk, a member of SBCAN’s Board of Directors. “Finally, withdrawing this appeal will also help to ensure the protection of the property’s significant natural resources that make this area so beautiful.”

The owners of Rancho La Laguna, including a Hollywood producer, sued the County in 2017 after the Board of Supervisors denied the subdivision. EDC, on behalf of SBCAN, intervened in the lawsuit to defend the County’s action. In 2023, a Santa Barbara Superior Court ruled against the developers in their lawsuit, upholding the County’s denial of Rancho La Laguna’s proposal to subdivide. The developers appealed the Superior

Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Offer Free Books to Children

FOR OVER A DECADE, UNITED WAY OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY HAS ACTED as the region’s local affiliate for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a free program for all families with children ages 0-5 to receive a free book delivered to their home each month until the child turns five. Thanks to new matching funding from the State of California, United Way has reopened the application portal to begin accepting new enrollments for the 2024 program year.

This follows the passing of bipartisan bill SB 1183 (Grove), which was supported by representatives across the state. “As a proud co-author of SB 1138, I look forward to seeing this state investment reach all California families, nurturing their curiosity, imagination, and literacy,” said CA Senator Monique Limón. “This state funding will allow families on the current waitlist in Santa Barbara County, to be part of this literacy opportunity.”

Locally, United Way has served over 3,800 children through the program, delivering over 146,000 books to households throughout Santa Barbara County. As a registered affiliate of the Imagination Library, United Way has funded each book distributed through the program, representing a continuation of its investment in early learning and literacy.

Applications for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for residents of Santa Barbara County are open now. All families with children up to five years old are invited to submit an application for enrollment. To enroll your child email Penny Rowan at prowan@ unitedwaysb.org or call 805-882-0505. www.unitedwaysb.org/DPIL

More Dredging to Maintain the Channel

PACIFIC DREDGE IS SETTING UP THEIR EQUIPMENT TO DREDGE THE SANTA BARBARA FEDERAL CHANNEL under the direction of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Operations started last weekend; dredging generally occurs 24/7 for four or five days depending on how much sediment needs to be relocated to East Beach.

According to Brian Adair, Waterfront Facilities Manager, Waterfront will then contract Pacific Dredge for two days to dredge between Marina #1 and the Sand Spit, and around the point of the Rock Groin at the entrance to the boat ramp fairway. Another notice will be distributed if any fairways need to be temporarily closed for these two tasks.

Apex Diving will be finishing up dredging along the Breakwater, and then move their equipment over to the NW corner of Marina #2 to dredge near the storm drain outlet. A change order was issued to them to later go over to skiff roff to do a little dredging on the south end.

Court’s decision, but they have now withdrawn the appeal, formally ending the litigation.

“We can all breathe a sigh of relief that Rancho La Laguna will not be subdivided and will remain in open space and agricultural use, while continuing to provide critical wildlife habitat,” said EDC Chief Counsel Linda Krop. Approval of this project would have set a terrible precedent, literally paving the way for other development projects that would threaten critical agricultural land and biodiversity across Santa Barbara County.”



CommUnify CEO Among 2024 Top 50 Women in Business


PATRICIA KEELEAN WAS SELECTED as one of the 2024 Top 50 Women in Business by Pacific Coast Business Times. Keelean was also chosen as one of six Editor’s Choice Award recipients.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25th, 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort and will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Cholawsky, CEO of HG Insights. The event was launched more than 15 years ago and was the first program of its kind to recognize the many vital contributions of women in business and nonprofit leadership for the tri-county area of the Central Coast.

“Pat was a natural selection for an Editor’s Choice Award given the strength of her nomination by Marina Owen, CEO of CenCal Health, and her commitment to the CommUnify mission,” said Henry Dubroff, Founder and Editor of PCBT.

“It’s a privilege to lead this organization and to serve Santa Barbara County,” said Keelean. “And while it is such an honor to be recognized with this award, it truly is a group effort. There is no way that I would receive these accolades without the compassion and contributions of every single member of our team. Our staff are incredibly effective, and completely and wholeheartedly committed to this community.”


Don’t Miss the Kite Festival on April 14th!

THE 2024 SANTA BARBARA KITE FESTIVAL returns 11am to 4pm this Sunday, April 14th to the “Great Meadow” on the west campus of Santa Barbara City College! This year’s theme is “Love is a Breeze!” Festival Kite Master Rakesh Bahadur and director David Hefferman selected this year’s theme to celebrate the love, laughter, and togetherness of families and friends at the festival.

During the festival many kite activities take place such as The Childrens Tail Chase. The tail chase features groups of kids chasing and capturing the tail of a kite expertly flown by Bahadur. Other family-friendly kite contests include: “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, “Largest & Smallest Kites”, and many more. Festival organizers will also select this year’s winner of the “Lion Award”- created in the memory of local legend Chad Dreier and presented by the Dreier family.

The “Great Meadow” is located on the west campus of Santa Barbara City College, 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, Ca 93109. 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. www.sbkitefest.net

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The Lehman Trilogy is Dazzling and Compelling Theater


WINNING PLAY THE LEHMAN TRILOGY has begun a run at The Ensemble Theatre’s New Vic through to April 21st. It is both a measured and bravura performance that left viewers meditating on the price of power and the lengths we go to obtain it.

For the Lehman brothers, their initial mandate to create safety and sanctuary for their family evolved into the financial juggernaut Lehman Brothers — and eventually as the face of greed and financial overreach that characterized the Great Recession of the late 2000s. If the timing of such a tale seems auspicious today, you are right. A pandemic, reconsiderations about the value of our time with loved ones versus the pursuit of a paycheck, all boil under the surface as the drama unfolds onstage.

The biography of the Lehman family rings like many stories about the American Dream. Beginning with a dry goods store in Alabama in the 1840s, the Lehman brothers began with antebellum South cotton and end up with New York paper — enough paper to headquarter in a Manhattan skyscraper, 38 stories high. The move from paper, from tangible money with roots in real goods, into the abstract world of stocks and annuities, subprime loans and other repackaged financial products, led to their undoing. (The Lehman brothers are more antihero than dashing protagonists. Their start, profiting off of slavery, is not ignored. The underbelly of their endeavors, profiting off weapons in war and atomic energy post the WW2 bombing of Hiroshima, becomes the disconnect that occurs in these men, as their wealth and privilege propel them farther from their humble beginnings.

The Lehman Trilogy is every bit a blockbuster, yet also an engaging slow burn. Helmed confidently by actors Troy Blendell, Chris Butler, and Leo Marks, directed with a sure hand by Oánh Nguyễn, ETC’s production presents a story of family and greed in a compelling and at times jaw-dropping show. Adapted from the epic poem by novelist and playwright Stefano Massini, the cadence of this performance is a mix of spoken word and omniscient storytelling. (Fitting, such a unique show-stopper of spoken word would land in April, National Poetry Month!) Much of the performance serves as formal narration, a POV third person colored with the inflection of the characters, their speech patterns, and viewpoints. Remarkably, the trilogy holds to this for a whopping three hours that flies by, with two intermissions. The actors deliver with artful confidence and brilliance.

The Lehman Trilogy opens where this epic tale ends: in an office, file storage boxes strewn about as if things are being packed up, the low hum of bad news in the background — sadly, we know why. This is the end of an almost two-centuries-old financial powerhouse, as the Great Recession of 2008 broke to the surface and made the Lehman Brothers one of its more auspicious examples. If an office, with desks and filing boxes and a small lamp sounds unimpressive, this sparse setting serves the stage well under Scenic Designer Fred Kinney. Boxes of papers and desks are moved about by the actors into new settings: street corners, stoops where card hustlers bamboozle passersby, window ledges where distraught wall street men jump to their deaths. When this set becomes an ark one Lehman brother must navigate through the terrible storm of the Great Depression, the transformation is striking. These simple building blocks gain even more depth by screen projections by Projection Designer Nicholas Santiago that bathe the stage and actors, highlighting the news or, in three cases, the nightmares that plague the Lehman brothers in their relentless pursuit of the American Dream.

The Lehman Brothers were inventing what we now know as the middleman; that

mercurial broker in between all things that takes their cut, but…what exactly for? As the family becomes more fixated on money than sanctuary and security, this role takes over and leads to their dissolution. By the time Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy and is cannibalized by its peers and absorbed into the bigger appetite of late-stage capitalism, there isn’t a single Lehman brother on its board.

This isn’t clear until the third act, but the show is cooking, and it ends with less of a bang and more of a glance back, as history and capitalism’s rapacious hunger grows. How will the trio be remembered? Hardly at all, except, in this wryly delicious bit of irony, a cautionary tale retold in a brilliant, contemporary theatrical production that dazzles in its restraint and compels with its daring.

The Lehman Trilogy plays at the Old Vic from April 13th to the 21st, tickets ($40-86) at www.etcsb.org/production/the-lehman-trilogy/

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National Poetry Month

“As far as I am concerned, poetry is a statement concerning the human condition, composed in verse.”
—N. Scott Momaday

N THURSDAY THE 4TH, THE LAUNCH PARTY FOR POETRY PASSAGES, the city’s MTD project to put poetry front and center to the public on bus panels city-wide, was held on the front steps of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A few of Santa Barbara’s past poet laureates read as well as our current poet laureate Melinda Palacio, who also hosted the event. Since poetry is in essence a form of people watching, the transit system might offer the next best thing.

This weekend, on the 13th, Palacio will feature at the Lompoc Library, reading and performing her own work. Spoken word, poetry’s favorite cousin, will be represented at the Alcazar in Carpinteria at the first All Star Storytelling hosted by Backbone Storytelling. On Sunday the Karpeles Manuscript Library will offer the prefect setting for The Poetry Zone — the space is a vibrant place full of small discoveries, much like poetry itself. Readings and workshops will continue throughout the month, highlighted near the end with Amanda Gorman appearing at the UCSB Arts & Lecture series, for a dialogue with Pico Iyer. Check our calendar for the latest updates.

The following is a poem by George Yatchisin. He is the author of the chapbook Feast Days (Flutter Press 2016) and the full length The First Night We Thought the World Would End (Brandenburg Press 2019). His poems have been published in numerous journals including Antioch Review, Askew, and Zocalo Public Square. He is the co-editor of the anthologies Big Enough for Words: Poems and vintage photographs from California’s Central Coast(Gunpowder Press 2021) and Rare Feathers: Poems on Birds & Art (Gunpowder Press 2015).

State Farm Will Not Renew Hundreds of Santa Barbara Policies

Against Spring

Gardening is just practice in letting go, the apricot flowering, not fruiting, towhees flitting hungrily after flies amidst the flutter of leaves, a breeze of undulant green. Dying is at home everywhere, willing to play the long game, timelapse photography a mirror of our unexamined days. Re-plant whatever fails to take, as if every inelegant weed won’t outlive us, spotted serge and quackgrass, clovers offering their trinities to infinity, pigweed hoping to trick us into an invitation to stay by its prettier name amaranth. The world ends under a weight of seed.

Up to 30,000 insurance policies in California will not be renewed by State Farm Insurance and hundreds will receive notices in the Santa Barbara area, surpassing anything seen in decades, according to a report in the San Fransisco Chronicle this week.

The approximate number of policies that will not be renewed in Santa Barbara is 348 and are expected in July. They will affect homeowner policies, rental insurance, and property insurance.

Nonrenewal is not canceling because customers affected by the decision will retain coverage until their current contract is up.

Chumash To Receive Infrastructure Act Grant

Federal funding to manage ocean and coastal problems will go to the Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash Indians and two other tribes to help offset the effects of the climate crisis. The grant of $755,000 will be shared between three tribes.

The funds come from the Infrastructure Act and the announcement was made by the US Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Also, included in the grant were the Makah Tribe in Washington and the Penobscot Nation in Main.

“NOAA has engaged with Indigenous communities on coastal and ocean management for many years. This funding will allow the tribes to hire staff, attend convenings with state and federal governments, and to incorporate their traditional ecological knowledge into infrastructure planning on the coast and in oceans,” according to a report in The Guardian on April 6th.

April Poetry Events

April 13th: Lompoc Library

• Featuring City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, Melinda Palacio • 1pm • 501

E North Ave, Lompoc

April 13th: All Star Storytelling Showcase • Featuring regional storytellers and poets, and songwriters • 7pm

• 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria

April 14th: The Poetry Zone

• 1:30pm • back patio of the Karpeles Manuscript Library

• 21 W. Anapamu St.

April 18th: Writing in the Galleries • Writing poetry with SBPL Melinda Palacio • Santa Barbara Museum of Art

• 5:30-7pm • 1130 State St.

April 20th: Poetry in the Parks • A special day of poetry at the Alhecama Theatre • Poetry and musical acts with the Gruntled, UCSB Middle East Ensemble, and Santa Barbara poets • 215a E Canon Perdido St.

April 20th: Writer’s Rume • Poetry and prose workshop for poets of all levels • Reading, writing, and sharing poetry • 2nd Level Studio, 105 W. Guitierrez st., #A (upstairs)

April 30th: Amanda Gorman in Conversation with Pico Iyer • UCSB Arts & Lectures • 7:30pm at the 215a E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • 1317 State St.

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Santa Barbara Poet Laureatte Melinda Palacio reading at the Poetrt Passages launch, on the front steps of the SBMA Photo by Lea Williams

Judy Collins: “Fight like hell!”

AT 84, Judy Collins isn’t slowing down.

In 2022, she released Spellbound, the first alloriginal album of her career, and she’s working on another, as well as writing a book, touring, lecturing, and mentoring.

VOICE spoke with her in advance of her performance at the Lobero Theatre on Monday, May 13th, where you can expect her to sing her classics as well as new hits.

VOICE: You fell in love with music when you were 16. Do you remember the exact moment?

Judy Collins: Yes, I do. I was supposed to be practicing piano. And I turned on the radio and I heard The Gypsy Rover, an old traditional song. And the next week I heard Jo Stafford, a very famous pop singer of the time, singing Barbara Allen, an old Scottish song. I listened to these songs and was like, ‘Oh my God!” I just fell in love. And I said to my father, “I want a guitar. I don’t want to play piano anymore.”

VOICE: Do you have a different understanding of it now?

Collins: It’s not different… I mean, am I different? I don’t know, I think the same things, the same ideas, the same kinds of aspirations and regrets. It’s all part of living. And very often it’s similar one decade to the next. Because if you live long enough, you see that there are only a certain number of things that you think about all the time.

And they’re perpetual in most human beings, once they get ahold of their values when they’re in their late teens or their 20s, they stay. And so you may find the shadows of former lovers or former friends float through your mind. But basically your intentions and aspirations are the same.

VOICE: You’re also working on another album?

It’s going to be a new album of duets, and in some cases trios. One of the duets is a song David Crosby wrote, four years before his death. It’s called Radio. And Graham Nash sang the harmonies on it.

VOICE: I love that you wrote 365 poems in a year, and some made it into your new album.

action. He talked about McCarthy and MacArthur. He didn’t like either one of them. He was very vocal about the war in Vietnam.

VOICE: Do you have any advice for activists?

Well, I played the piano until today and I will for the rest of my life, of course, because I had real training. And I played with orchestras.

My father got me a guitar. And then I had to go tell Dr. Brico, my teacher, that I wanted to learn Jimmy Crack Corn, and I didn’t want to play Rachmaninoff. She used to come to my shows at Carnegie Hall, or in Denver… and she’d hear me sing, and she’d come backstage and say to me, “Little Judy, you could have gone places.”

Dr. Antonia Brico was the first woman conductor of major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe.

I made a film about her, Antonia: A Portrait of a Woman. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1975. I recently went to MoMA, and they played the documentary.

Once I wrote a play with kids in which Julius Caesar sings Both Sides Now, as he’s being killed by Brutus (she laughs).

VOICE: How’s that song different for you now than when you first sang it for Wildflowers in 1967?

Collins: It’s always different. I usually sing it, and I have for all these years because it’s a great song. Joni Mitchell has written some fabulous songs, but I think Both Sides Now is one that shines.

Collins: I have a poetry book coming out next year called Sometimes Heaven. It has 107 poems, at this point, from the poetry that I wrote in 2016.

VOICE: Would you please recite something?

Collins: I can give you a lyric: “What I’ll give you since you asked, is all my time together. Take the rugged, sunny days. The warm and misty weather.”

VOICE: Your father, Charles Thomas Collins, was blind from age eight. How did that shape you?

Collins: I’ve been writing this book called The Man Who Saw Everything, about my father. He was remarkable in every way. And he saw more than most people I’ve ever known. His vision was his ears. He got his books from the Library of Congress in Braille. He was incredibly well-read and articulate, and intelligent on a very high level. He was a wonderful singer, wonderful performer, and a wonderful activist.

He had a great radio show for 30 years, and he would always talk about whatever was controversial because he felt that we ought to know about things and do the proper thing. He talked about the same things at the dinner table. If you have a way to make things better or if you cross an injustice, you have to try to take

Collins: Pick your fights and be on the right side. Give some money to the people you want to see elected. Write letters and be proactive. Put your money where your mouth is, and fight like hell! Support this democracy, because we’re going to lose it otherwise. www.lobero.org

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2024 Fiesta Spirit and Junior Spirit Named

IN AN INSPIRING SHOW OF GRIT AND PASSION FOR DANCE, GEORGEY TAUPIN HAS BEEN CHOSEN SPIRIT OF FIESTA FOR 2024. Once the Junior Spirit of Fiesta in 2018, Taupin has shown growth, dedication and focus on Flamenco and other traditional Spanish dances that paid off on April 6th at the sold out Lobero Theatre.

The crowd was boisterous as the Spirit of Fiesta Auditions kicked off the 100th anniversary season of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta. 2023 Spirit of Fiesta Jack Harwood and Junior of Spirit Olivia Nelson performed their farewell dances moments before this year’s Spirits were announced.

The winner of Junior Spirit of Fiesta is Aleenah Soriano, a 9-year-old fourth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School. 2024 Spirit Georgey Taupin is a 16-yearold 10th grader at Oaks Christian School Online. Both dancers train with the Zermeño Dance Academy.

“It’s awesome, I don’t know if there’s another word to say,” said Georgey Taupin. “If you win, it’s like what you work for.”

“I feel awesome, shock and amazing,” Aleenah Soriano added.

A total of 25 finalists participated in this year’s Spirit Auditions — 14 vying for Spirit, and eleven for Junior Spirit. This year’s runner ups are Aubrey Romero for Junior Spirit, and Chloe Kossen for Spirit of Fiesta.

“The participants have been practicing for months and I’m sure the coming days will be remembered by them for the rest of their lives,” said 2024 El Presidente Brian Schwabecher. “This year’s Spirit Audition is a once in a lifetime event given our Fiesta’s 100th Anniversary and it will be with incredible pride we recognize this year’s participants and of course, the Spirit and Jr Spirit of Fiesta that will all represent us in this centennial celebration.”

“To the community, Spirit Auditions is a way for everyone to come together to see the amazing talent we have here in Santa Barbara and really makes everyone look forward to our annual event and get excited for Fiesta,” said Melissa Pulido, Old Spanish Days Division Chief of Dance and Entertainment. “These young dancers have worked hard to try and achieve the title of Spirit and Jr. Spirit. For them, it’s an amazing accomplishment and an honor to represent Old

Spanish Days, their fellow dancers, and our beautiful community. Viva el Centenario!”

The Spirit of Fiesta and the Junior Spirit will be ambassadors throughout the 100th anniversary celebration of Old Spanish Days Fiesta. They will perform at the Mission, in the historic parades, and at Noches de Ronda, in addition to countless other appearances and dances.

The entire Spirit Auditions 2024 can be seen on Fox/KKFX from 8-10 pm on Saturday April 20th. Fiesta 2024, the Centennial, runs from July 31st to August 4th. www.sbfiesta.org

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2023 Spirit of Fiesta Jack Harwood 2024 Junior and Spirit of Fiesta with 2024 El Presidente Brian Schwabecher 2024 Junior Spirit of Fiesta Aleenah Soriano 2024 Spirit of Fiesta Georgey Taupin Photos by Fritz Olenberger

International star, Clarinetist David Krakauer to be featured

Mahler meets K le z mer

... Titans of Sound by the Santa Barbara Symphony

VIBRANT AND EMBODIED, klezmer music will electrify the upcoming Santa Barbara Symphony’s concert that also features Mahler and Mozart on April 20th at 7:30pm and 21st at 3pm at The Granada Theatre. With a minor key that uplifts, the melodic ornamentation of klezmer reverberates with memories of traditions laid down for generations. A musical wail, a wedding dance, it fills the soul.

Klezmatic chords and with its mood shifting rhythms will be performed by world-renowned clarinetist, David Krakauer who will be featured in a concerto undre the direction of Maestro Nir Kabaretti who programmed the performance.

“In his first Symphony, Mahler inserted, for the first time in the history of symphonic music, a brief moment of Jewish Klezmer music, which inspired me to treat the community to more of this musical style and to program a concerto for klezmer clarinet,” Nir Kabaretti, Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, shared.

Mahler Meets Klezmer: Titans of Sound will be a musical journey that begins with Mozart’s Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384, followed by David Krakauer’s performance of Wlad Marhulets’ Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet, and closing with Mahler’s emotional masterpiece Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan.”

concerto I found a fantastic recording of the piece with David Krakauer as the soloist. Knowing that this piece was written for him, I was hoping he would accept our invitation to perform the piece with us at the Santa Barbara Symphony. I was thrilled when he accepted the invitation.

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Providing in-depth insights into the concert, Kabaretti and Krakauer shared their pre-concerts thoughts with VOICE Magazine.

VOICE: How did you come to select the Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet?

Maestro Kabaretti: Mahler gives us just a glimpse of this Klezmer style, so I was looking for another piece that would have Klezmer elements in it. I had to do some research, after all, Klezmer music is normally played in Jewish festivities, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs etc and is not part of the Symphonic world. I did find a few pieces, though, and Marhulets’ Clarinet Concerto was the perfect choice, a piece that brings the Klezmer music to the center stage, and a rare combination of Symphonic music and folklore style of Eastern European Jewish music.

VOICE: What did you know about Marhulet’s relationship with Krakauer?

Kabaretti: When I discovered Marhulets

David Krakauer: I have a very special relationship with the Wlad Marhulets Concerto. About 17 years ago a young man from Poland (Wlad) arrived in New York City and approached me about possibly collaborating with him on some musical projects. I listened to his music and thought he was incredibly talented. So I said to him: “Write me a concerto. If it turns out to be a successful piece and ends up being a good fit for me, then I’ll do my best to play it wherever I can”. Very soon after our conversation, Wlad began his studies at Julliard and showed the concerto to his teacher John Corigliano. John was very impressed and sent the piece to Leonard Slatkin the music director Detroit Symphony. Detroit ended up programming it with me as the soloist on a subscription series, so that’s how the piece was launched. It ended up of course being an amazing piece and a perfect fit for my style of playing. In essence, Wlad really made a kind of musical portrait of me and my music. Since 2008 I’ve performed the piece with orchestras around the world, and it’s been an absolute thrill for me to play such an imaginative, quirky, energetic and brilliant composition.

VOICE: As you perform different genres with Klezmer, is there a genre you keep returning to for reference or inspiration?

Krakauer: I have always referenced the great masters of jazz for the way they constantly strive to keep their music changing and growing. That’s what I’m always working towards in my own music.

VOICE: You perform in multiple venues — do you have a favorite place to perform?

Krakauer: Playing as a soloist with a Symphony Orchestra in a beautiful concert hall with incredible acoustics is always amazing!! Recently I performed in the big hall at Carnegie with my duo partner and frequent collaborator: Kathleen Tagg. Just the two of us on that big stage was absolutely mind blowing! I also love the intimacy of small clubs to be able to have an incredibly direct contact with the audience.

VOICE: Do you have a mentor or someone you look up to as a muse?

Krakauer: When I was eleven I heard a recording of the great New Orleans clarinetist and soprano saxophonist

Sidney Bechet. I fell in love with his sound and his deep sense of communication from the first note! It was then and there that I decided to pursue the path of music as a profession and become a musician committed to telling stories with my instrument. My love of Bechet’s music led me to be influenced by many other great jazz masters such as John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie etc etc. Each one of those musicians was a staunch individualist with a deep connection to creating something uniquely their own; and that profoundly inspires me.

VOICE: Thematically, or otherwise, how does the Klezmer piece fit with the Mahler’s First Symphony?

Kabaretti: Mahler’s musical world has always fascinated me; a rich combination of the Viennese tradition from Mozart to the Waltzes of Johann Strauss, the sounds he heard as a child in Bohemia, his love for nature and poetry, Jewish music and so much more. When I thought of programming Mahler’s first Symphony as the main piece in the concert, I reflected on one element that Mahler uses in the third movement - a brief musical passage in the style of Jewish Folk MusicKlezmer.

Nir Kabaretti, Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony is an Internationally acclaimed conductor whose artistic reach continues to expand worldwide. He has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.

David Krakauer, Clarinet is widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet. A Grammy®- and Junonominated soloist, band leader, and composer, Krakauer has been praised internationally as a key innovator in modern klezmer as well as a major voice in classical music. His latest work, Breath and Hammer, with renowned South African pianist Kathleen Tagg, re-contextualizes Krakauer’s sound by adding electronics and extended techniques to the clarinet and piano acoustic duo.

Now in its 71st year, The Santa Barbara Symphony delivers artistic excellence, outstanding music education stewardship and programming, and community collaboration – all through symphonic music. Under the artistic leadership of Maestro Nir Kabaretti as Music & Artistic Director since 2006, The Symphony is one of the region’s premier cultural institutions.

Tickets for this event and the final performance of The Symphony’s 2023/2024 Season, Rhapsody in Blue @ 100: Jazz Comes to The Symphony on May 18 & 19, 2024, are on sale now and can be purchased in-person, online, or by calling the Granada Theatre box office at (805) 899-2222 or visiting TheSymphony.org.

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Nir Kabaretti, Artistic Director, Santa Barbara Symphony Soloist David Krakauer Photos courtesy of SB Symphony

Hunter Hawkins, Jackson Gillies and Rachel La Commare, plus a preview of 3 high school musicals and Santa Barbara’s own Euphony!


ALL SEATS: $21.24!

A Centennial Celebration for The Granada Theatre

Don’t miss our Grand Finale...

IN THE GREAT THEATRE TRADITION, MOVIE SCREENINGS OF SILENT CLASSICS AND GOLDEN AGE MASTERPIECES will launch The Granada Centennial Festival Weekend and remind residents of the importance of its stage for the arts and entertainment scene in Santa Barbara since opening its doors 100 years ago in 1924. In honor of its centennial celebration,The Granada will celebrate the vibrant present and the exciting future on April 12th to 14th, 2024.


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Festival Block Party featuring Spencer the Gardener! Sunday, April 14th at 6pm. FREE TO ALL!

The Granada Theatre opened in 1924 and was purchased in 1930 by Warner Bros. to serve as a movie palace hosting exclusive screenings of cinematic classics like Gone With the Wind and Guys and Dolls. Reviving that movie palace atmosphere, on Friday, April 12th, the theater is rolling out the red carpet for a cinematic voyage screening two historic films that were originally presented at The Granada Theatre.

Act 1 will be the screening of Sherlock Jr., first presented at the Granada on June 1, 1924. An American silent comedy, the film was directed by and stars Buster Keaton. In 1991, the Library of Congress chose Sherlock Jr. for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, recognizing it as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Accompanying the silent film on the piano will be award-winning composer and musician Michael Mortilla.

Mortilla has accompanied silent films for many years and has received commissions from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chicago Symphony, and the Library of Congress, among others.

Act 2 will be the screening of Star Wars: A New Hope, which was first presented at the Granada on September 16, 1977, and did a 15-week run at the theater. This American epic space opera film was written and directed by local auteur George Lucas.

It was the first film released in the Star Wars film series and the fourth chronological chapter of the Skywalker Saga. It received numerous awards at the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Saturn Awards, among others.

The Title Sponsor for Friday Night of the Festival Weekend is The John C. Mithun Foundation and Susan Torrey and Mercedes Millington.

The weekend's anniversary celebrations will continue with current-day stars headlining Saturday night and Sunday night will be all about the future of the theater, highlighting performances by young Santa Barbara artists. Performers for the Saturday include: Pacific Jazz Orchestra with Special Guests Katharine McPhee, Billy Valentine, Sheléa, and Adam “AeJaye” Jackson.

Sunday’s local performers include: Hunter Hawkins, Jackson Gillies, and Rachel La Commare as well as a Sneak Peak! at upcoming HS musicals: Anything Goes - Dos Pueblos High School; Singin’ in the Rain - San Marcos High School; and A Chorus Line - Santa Barbara High School.

Find out more at www.granadasb.org

Pricing will reflect the same past/present/future theme, with Friday’s historic screenings priced at $19.24 in honor of the theater’s opening year. Saturday night “present day” per performance tickets will be $20.24, and Sunday night “future talent” tickets will be $21.24.

The Granada Theatre was built in 1924, and celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024, The Granada Theatre has been integral to Santa Barbara’s arts and entertainment landscape for a century. This state-of-the-art venue with 1,500 seats boasts a legacy of hosting world-class performances and is home to eight resident companies: American Theatre Guild, CAMA, Santa Barbara Choral Society, Music Academy, Opera Santa Barbara, State Street Ballet, The Santa Barbara Symphony, and UCSB Arts and Lectures. Over the years, it has welcomed an illustrious array of 20th-century luminaries, including Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, Yo-Yo Ma, Steve Martin, and the London Symphony Orchestra, among others.


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On the Street with John Palminteri

Goleta is Looking Up!

FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH: The Goleta Valley Community Center has reopened after renovations to the floors, walls, and also earthquake strengthening. More projects are planned. The event Thursday took place while a busy senior expo took place.

Hydrant Down

TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH: A fire hydrant was broken off by a vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Santa Barbara on the corner of Hutash and Milpas St. The gusher could be seen for miles. Many people exchanged stories about seeing this hydrant location hit several times over the years where it sits near the exit of a business. Santa Barbara City water department workers Chris and “Tiny” were on the scene with a special valve key to stop the water flow.

The Bowl Season is Here

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH: The Santa Barbara Bowl Season begins Wednesday with Social Distortion and Bad Religion. This season will have some of the top touring artists in the country. That includes Kings of Leon, Willie Nelson, Chelsea Handler, the Osborne Brothers, John Fogerty and George Thorogood. More shows will be announced by Goldenvoice with a limit of 37 between April and October. Most shows seat just over 4,500.

John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights.

Twitter: @JohnPalminteri

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Deltopia or Dystopia?

TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH: The 2024 Deltopia Weekend had over 100 more citations than the event in 2023, multiple misdemeanors, and numerous medical emergencies with hospital transports. But thousands of people were able to have fun safely and not get in trouble with the law.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH: New federal funding lands at the Santa Barbara Airport where terminal expansion plans are underway. The projects will upgrade safety and provide travelers with more efficiencies.

Battelship Local

THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH: The USS Santa Barbara Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 32) made an anniversary visit to the waters off Santa Barbara today. Fog shrouded the vessel until noon when the sun broke through. It was commissioned on April 1st, 2023.

Airport Expansion is Coming 1st Responders

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH: Want to talk informally with the Santa Barbara Police Department? Stop by Coffee with a Cop this morning between 8am and 10am at Hook & Press on Figueroa St. downtown. Find out what’s happening with police services in Santa Barbara, look into a career, ask questions about your neighborhood issues and get to know your front line police officers. If you miss it, watch this space.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH: Santa Barbara Police are closing off an area around State St. and Canon Perdido after a report of suspicious circumstances at a bank that’s under investigation. It’s not reported as a robbery. The building is being evacuated.

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Photo by Chris Cyr Courtesy of Brian Kopeikin

Santa Barbara’s Big Vessel Week

IT IS A VERY SPECIAL WEEK when not only one, but two very large (and very different!) sea going vessels visit Santa Barbara. On Wednesday, April 3rd, the city’s namesake ship, the USS Santa Barbara (LCS-32) sailed the waters along the coastline in celebration of its commissioning one year ago. The Santa Barbara was officially commissioned on April 1st, 2023 at the Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme and her ‘cruise-by’ did not disappoint to the delight of all who had patiently waited despite her somewhat late fog impeded arrival.

The Santa Barbara is a Littoral Combat Ship and is the 32nd ship, active or planned, joining the Navy’s second largest surface warfare vessels in production, next only to its guided missile destroyers. The LCS fleet is a fast, mission tailored surface combatant group that operate near shore and in open ocean environments. A trimaran hulled ship, the Santa Barbara was built in Mobile, Alabama; her keel was laid down in October 2020, christened in 2021 and launched on November 13th of that same year. Following a series of sea trials, the Santa Barbara was accepted by the Navy in July of 2022. Commander Brian Sparks was the commanding officer for the vessel for its first 17 months before being relieved by Commander Adam Ochs in November of 2023. The Santa Barbara is home ported in Sand Diego as part of the Littoral Combat Ship Squadron, therefore her visit north was an honor and her special shout-out to her very proud city!

But that’s not all! On Sunday, April 7th, visitors to the Santa Barbara harbor may have seen the tall ship Mystic Whaler docked at the City Dock. The schooner, the Central Coast Ocean Adventure Foundation’s (CCOA) main venue, is a replica of a 19th Century coastal cargo schooner

with a mission dedicated to promoting ocean conservation, environmental stewardship, marine related education programs, activities and events to inspire and delight the young … of all ages!

The Mystic Whaler and CCOA are the brainchild of Sarah and Roger Chrisman, the innovators and philanthropists who stepped up when needed to procure a schooner in support of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s interrupted Tall Ship Program. With its length of 110 feet, this schooner carries 3,000 square feet of sail, a steel hull, and a diesel engine. On board are Italian oak floors and fir wainscoting with mahogany accents along with six bathrooms with hot showers. Built in 1967 as a tribute to the coastal trading schooners on the East Coast, she hosted thousands of visitors before being retired in 1990 from her original home in Mystic Connecticut.

Now regularly in service to the Maritime Museum beginning with kids in the fourth grade, the Tall Ship Program is currently conducted by the CCOA Foundation’s educational team, whose philosophy rests on the well-proven fact that practical application and a lived experience deepen and strengthen understanding and retention of newly learned concepts. “Sailing and navigating a traditionally rigged tall ship such as Mystic Whaler intrinsically offer nautical skills with the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) academic principles,” noted Sarah Chrisman, a staunch exponent of education. Equally important, the challenge of handling a 110 foot vessel provides the perfect medium for social and emotional learning: the use of effective communication, efficient organization, courage, and self-discipline … in 1800’s style no less!

Berthed at the Channel Islands Harbor, thousands of kids from Santa Barbara County schools have had the opportunity to experience a sail through time with this magnificent ship on her visits to Santa Barbara. Mystic Whaler offers them a unique platform that truly provides long lasting personal and academic benefits. The schooner will be in the harbor multiple times during April to promote ocean conservation, environmental stewardship, and marine related programs for both the young …. and those of us just a bit older.

Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater

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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 The USS Santa Barbara (LCS-32) Courtesy of Wikimedia Student Mystic Whaler artwork Courtesy of SB Maritime Museum Priscilla and Sarah and Roger Chrisman aboard the Mystic Whaler Courtesy of Sarah and Roger Chrisman
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Composer’s Concert • Westmont student concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College

• Free • 7pm Fr, 4/12.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Welcomes

Herbie Hancock

Witness jazz history in the making when Grammy Award-winner Herbie Hancock, one of the first jazz keyboardists to fxuse electric funk with jazz, performs at the Arlington Theatre at 8pm on Wednesday, April 17th.

For tickets ($23.50-129.50) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Friday 4|12


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State of the City from Goleta to Carpinteria • Luncheon with talk by local mayors and city officials • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • Hilton SB Beachfront Resort • $150-200 • www.sbscchamber.com • 11am2pm Fr, 4/12.

Ocean Conservancy's Plastic Free Future • Hear from advocacy, policy, and science experts • CEC Environmental Hub • Free, details: https://tinyurl.com/mshkus8k • 5-7:30pm Fr, 4/12.

Free Astronomy Talk: The Race to Find Life in the Universe • SB Astronomical Unit presents Dr. Dave Kary • SB Museum of Natural History, Courtyard Gallery • 7:309pm Fr, 4/12.

Global Legacies of AntiNuclear Activism • International conference on activism efforts • UCSB, schedule/details: www.antinuclearactivism.org • 4/11-4/14.

Faculty Recital: Paul Berkowitz, piano • Playing Haydn, Schumann, & Poulenc

• Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free-$10 • https:// tinyurl.com/3sba2eky • 7:30pm Fr, 4/12.

Corwin Chair Concert Series presents: The Alchemy of Visual Music • Exploratory visual and sonic experience • UCSB Music

• Community Arts Workshop

• Free, details: https:// tinyurl.com/3kzxusrw • 7:30pm Fr, 4/12.

Americana Alive • Singer/ songwriter collaborations from the CA coast • Alcazar Theater • $25 • www.thealcazar.org

• 8pm Fr, 4/12.


California’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water

• Lecture and booksigning with author/photographer George Rose • CNAM

• www.calnatureartmuseum.org • 4:30-6pm, Fr, 4/12

Literary Trivia Night • Game night for book lovers • SB Central Library • $20 • https:// tinyurl.com/j5kpwusm • 6-8pm Fr, 4/12.


The Hangout: A Space for Teens

• Crafts, board games, video games, and more for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library

Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.

Saturday 4|13


Kids Club at Paseo Nuevo

• Free arts & crafts and more • Paseo Nuevo, De La Guerra Place

• 10am-1pm Sa, 4/13.

Pathfinders: Nature’s Playground • Ages 8-13 create nature-inspired games • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 11am-12:15pm Sa, 4/13.


Kirsten Potts' Recital • Westmont student concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College

• Free • 3pm Sa, 4/13.

Ava Kimmel's Recital • Westmont student concert

• Deane Chapel, Westmont College

• Free

• 7pm Sa, 4/13.

I Will Rise: Music of Resilience • SB Master Chorale sings the music of Beethoven,

White Bears of the North

Explore the Artic tundra through the lens of nature photographer Ralph Clevenger when he presents his talk “White Bears of the North” at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum at 6:45pm on Thursday, April 18th. A SBMM members-only pre-lecture reception will be held from 6:15 to 6:45pm.

For tickets ($20) visit www.sbmm.org

Bernstein, and more • First Presbyterian Church • Free-$22

• www.sbmasterchorale.org • 7:30pm Sa, 4/13 & 3pm Su, 4/14.

Sounds on State • Live outdoor concerts • Paseo Nuevo, State St. • 4-6pm Sa.


Free Nature Walk • SB Botanic Garden experts discuss local biodiversity • Elings Park • Free, details: https://tinyurl.com/584k882r

• 10-11:30am Sa, 4/13.

Family Garden Exploration • Hands-on family gardening class

• Yanonali Community Garden • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/ynwh2z2n • 2-3pm Sa, 4/13.

SB Rollers

• Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3

• Free • 3pm Su.


All-Star Storytelling Showcase

• Backbone Storytelling presents true stories by regional storytellers and musical guests • Alcazar Theater

• $20 • www.thealcazar.org

• 7pm Sa, 4/13.

The 2024 Youth Speak Out: Teens for Tomorrow

• Roundtable style workshop • Palm Park Beach House • 11am, Sat. 4/13

Black & Gold Gala • Benefit dinner party for United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County • SB Polo Fields • $275 • https://rally4kids.org

• 5-9pm Sa, 4/13.

Car Seat & Booster Check

• Free checks and info by Cottage Health • Hollipat parking lot, corner of Hollister & Patterson • https://tinyurl.com/2wnwb9hn • 10am-1:30pm Sa, 4/13.

Sunday 4|14


2024 Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) Sketch Session • Local children invited to sketch with architects

• AIASB & Architectural Fdn

• Old Mission SB • Free • 1-3pm Su, 4/14.


Soil Preparation Presentation

• Talk by UC Master Gardeners of SB County • Eastside Library • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/5dbm4c2d • 10am-12pm Su, 4/14.


Donna Greene and the Roadhouse Daddies

• Blues & jazz concert

• SB Jazz Society • SOhO • $10-25 • 1-4pm Su, 4/14. Chamber on the Mountain

• Pianist Dominic Cheli • Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai • $35

• www.chamberonthemountain.com • 3pm Su, 4/14.

Imagine the Future: The Best is Yet to Come!

• Up-andcoming solo artists and student performers

• Granada Theatre • $21.24

• www.granadasb.org

• 5pm Su, 4/14.

Experience the Present: Pacific Jazz Orchestra

• Special guests Katharine McPhee, Billy Valentine, Sheléa, & Adam "AeJaye" Jackson • Granada Theatre

• $20.24

• www.granadasb.org

• 7pm Su, 4/14.


Beach Cleanup

• Show our

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Opera SB Presents: Zorro

The bravery, action, and romance of California’s masked vigilante will find new life as an opera when Opera Santa Barbara performs Zorro at the Lobero Theatre at 7:30pm on April 19th, and at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 21st. For tickets ($35-169) visit www.lobero.org

ocean some love • Explore Ecology at Arroyo Burro Beach • Register: www.exploreecology.org

• 10am-12pm Su, 4/14.


Titanic Days

• Immersive Titanic exhibit

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


2024 Spring Dance Concert: Transcend • New choreography by six senior BFA Dance Majors

• UCSB Hatlen Theater • $13-19

• https://theaterdance.ucsb.edu • Sun, 2pm 4/14.

Monday 4|15


Santa Cruz Island Day Trip • Guided tour of Scorpion Ranch, through SB Botanic Garden • Meet at the Ventura Harbor • $135-160

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 8:15am-5pm Mo, 4/15.




• All levels

• The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way


• Free

• 5-6:30pm We.


Herbie Hancock

• Legendary jazz keyboardist

• UCSB Arts & Lectures

• Arlington Theatre

• $23.50-129.50

• www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

• 8pm We, 4/17.


Free Senior Day • Ages 60+ explore SB Botanic Garden for free • RSVP: www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 10am-5pm We, 4/17.

Growing Community: Garden VolunTEENS • Gardening for grades 9-12 • Yanonali Community Garden

• Register: https://tinyurl.com/ mtewpzt6 • 4-5:30pm We, 4/17.


Person of the Year Awards

• SB Foundation honors

• Hilton SB Beach Resort

• waiting list: www.sbfoundation.org

• 11:30am-1:30pm We, 4/17.

Chaucer’s Book Fair • Shop to support Santa Barbara Middle School • Chaucer’s Books

Neal Taylor Nature Center’s 27th Annual Fish Derby

Session hosted by PALMA Colectiva

• SB Botanic Garden • $25-35

• www.sbbotanicgarden. org

• 9-10:30am Tu, 4/16.

Student Tea Session

• Observe a Japanese tea ceremony

• SB Botanic Garden Tea Garden

• Included with admission

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 10am-12pm Tu, 4/16.


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|17


The Historic Lobero Theatre

• Brett Hodges discusses this local landmark

• SB Historical Museum

• Free-$15

• www.sbhistorical.org

• 5:30pm We, 4/17.

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.

• 6-8pm We, 4/17.

Aquarium Open House • Earth Day Celebration open house • Cabrillo HS Aquarium • Free • www.cabrilloaquarium.org

• 6-8pm We, 4/17.

CEC’s Climate Stewards

Certification Course

• Become a certified climate steward with this online course

• Community Environmental Council

• $300 • https://cecsb. org/climate-stewards • 6:30pm We, 4/17, through 6/12.

Thursday 4|18


Ending Poverty in California: a Movement, a Plan, a More Equitable Future • Panel talk by End Poverty in CA (EPIC) • UCSB IHC, McCune Conference Rm, 6020 HSSB • Free, details: www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-6pm Th, 4/18.

English Conversation Group

It’s fishing season at Lake Cachuma, and anglers of all ages are invited to fish for the chance to win fun cash and merchandise during the Neal Taylor Nature Center’s 27th Annual Fish Derby! Derby fishing will kick off at 6am on Saturday, April 20th and run through 12pm on Sunday, April 21st. To register ($10-45) and read full event guidelines www.troutderby.org

www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Th, 4/18.


Writing in the Galleries • Led by SB Poet Laureate Melinda Palacio • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm Th, 4/18.

Chaucer’s Book Signing

• Local photographer Aaron Howard, Isla Vista Seasons: Ocean, Land, and Light • Chaucer’s Books • 6pm Th, 4/18.

White Bears of the North

• Talk by nature photographer

Ralph Clevenger • SB Maritime Museum • $20 • www.sbmm.org

• 6:45pm Th, 4/18.


Jazz at Center Stage • Santino Tafarella Quartet & vocalist

Miriam Dance • Center Stage Theater • $20-50

• www.centerstagetheater.org

• 7pm Th, 4/18.

Friday 4|19


Lecture and Book Signing

• Photographer George Rose, California's Changing Landscape: The Way of Water • California Nature Art Museum • Free • www.calnatureartmuseum.org • 4:30-6pm Fr, 4/19.


• Eastside Library • Free

• Practice English language skills naturally

• 1-2pm Th.

RuPaul • Drag superstar discusses new book, The House of Hidden Meanings • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre • $24.50-129.50

• www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Zorro • Opera SB presents the adventures of this masked vigilante • Lobero Theatre • $35169 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 4/19 & 2:30pm Fr, 4/19.

• 7:30pm Th, 4/18.

• http://parliamo.yolasite.com

• 5-6:30pm Mon.

• Free

Tuesday 4|16


Student Tea Session

• Guided Meditation and Herb Healing

Lessons from Lotusland:

The History of the Garden

• Virtual lecture by Lotusland docent Kathy Hulick

• Ganna Walska Lotusland

• Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/msnesddu

• 5:30-6:30pm We, 4/17.

Le Cercle Français

• French conversation, all levels

• The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way

Living in the Matrix: Recent Advances in Understanding Quantum Spacetime • Talk by professor and Marvel science advisor Clifford V. Johnson • Kohn Hall, UCB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4a3u3jy7 • 5-7pm Th, 4/18.

Beth Gates Warren on Julien Levy: Maestro of the Art World • Lecture on the art dealer who brought Surrealism to the US

• SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free, RSVP:

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CREATE Concert • Earl Howard on saxophone and synthesizer • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free, details: https:// tinyurl.com/bddx9hh4 • 7:30pm Fr, 4/19.

La Septima Banda • Regional Mexican music concert • Chumash Casino • $39-69 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 4/19.


SB Trust for Historic Preservation Golf Tournament • Golf tournament and dinner supporting SBTHP • Glen Annie Golf Course • $50-700 • www.sbthp.org/ golf • 10am registration, 12pm start.

Saturday 4|20


Monarch & Milkweed Magic • Familyfriendly butterfly crafts and storytime • SB Botanic Garden Tea Garden • Free w/ admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10:30am Sa, 4/20.


Santa Barbara Music Club

Concert organist Lynnette McGee

First United Methodist Church


Relief SB

• Free

• https://tinyurl.com/mr25ysx2

• 9am-2:30pm Sa, 4/20.

Textile Collage Workshop

• Create original collages

• EE Makerspace, 302 E. Cota St.

• $10-12

• https://tinyurl.com/5pvb35zh • 11:30am-2pm Sa, 4/20.

Coffee with Supervisor Capps & Councilmember Sneddon

• Meet these local officials

• Handlebar Coffee, 2720 De La Vina St.

• Free

• 12-1:30pm Sa, 4/20.

Adapt & Adjust: Intro to Alterations & Open Sew Lab

• Alter ready-to-wear or thrifted clothes with the Crafter’s Library

• Eastside Library

• Free, register: https:// tinyurl.com/bdhu6vnf • 1-4pm Sa, 4/20.

Rotary Talent Showcase

• Fundraiser showcase supporting Carpinteria youth

• Rotary Club of Carpinteria • Alcazar Theater • $20 • www.thealcazar.org • 6-9pm Sa, 4/20.

Sunday 4|21


Titanic Days

• Immersive Titanic exhibit

• Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents: The Outsider

www. sbmusicclub.org

• Free • 10am-4pm Su, 4/7, through 4/21.

3pm Sa, 4/20.

Nathan Carlin's Recital

Westmont student concert

Deane Chapel, Westmont College


3pm Sa, 4/20. Vocal Music Showcase

Westmont choral concert

El Montecito Presbyterian Church


7pm Sa, 4/20.

Randall Goosby • Classical violinist accompanied by pianist Zhu Wang • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $10-40 • www.artsandlectures. ucsb.edu • 7pm Sa, 4/20.

Mahler Meets Klezmer: Titans of Sound • SB Symphony spring concert

Granada • $35-175 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 4/20 & 3pm Su, 4/21.


Neal Taylor Nature Center 27th Annual Fish Derby • All ages are welcome to fish for prizes • Lake Cachuma • $10-45 • www.troutderby.org • 6am Sa, 4/20 - 12pm Su, 4/21.


Black Women’s Health Equity Conference

• Hosted by Ventura County, SB, and Lompoc/Santa Maria NAACP • Direct


Chef José Andrés • Chef discusses his nonprofit World Central Kitchen & career • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre

• $11-54.50 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

• 4:30pm Su, 4/21.


Daniel Macy's Recital

• Westmont student concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 3pm Su, 4/21.

Songwriters in the Round• Glen Phillps, Garrison Starr, & Omar Velasco • SOhO • $2025 • www.sohosb.com

• 8pm Su, 4/21.


Ocean Ambassador Beach Cleanup

• East Beach, behind Skater's Point skate park

• Register: https://tinyurl. com/58mhhrd6

• 10am-12pm Su, 4/21.


2024 CAUSE Action Leadership Awards Reception

• Celebrate grassroots leaders • Cabrillo Pavilion • $64, sponsorships available • https://tinyurl.com/4rpz3mur • 2-4:30pm Su, 4/21.

What happens when a politician is fantastic at behind-the-scenes work but terrified of the spotlight? Meet newly appointed governor Ned Nealy and his die-hard Chief of Staff, Dave, when the Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-styled comedy The Outsider. Performances begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 10th, and run through the 27th. For tickets ($10-26) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com

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 • performances through 4/14.

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

The Lehman Trilogy • The true story behind the Lehman financial institution and its failure • Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic • $40-64 • www.etcsb.org • performances through 4/21.

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

The Outsider • Comedy about an attention-shy politician and his determined chief of staff • Theatre Group at SBCC • Garvin Theatre • $10-26 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com

• 7:30pm We, 4/10, through 4/27.

A-TRAIN • A family meets the joys and hardships of raising a child with autism • Rubicon Theatre • $20-30 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm We, 4/10, through 4/28.

Fringe Festival 2024: EARTH

IN MOTION • Westmont students present experimental theatre, dance, film, & performance art • Westmont College Porter Theater, Community Arts Workshop, & Black Box • Schedule/ tickets: www.westmont.edu/watchtheater • $12-25 • Daily schedules vary, Th, 4/18 - Su, 4/21.

GO: Plays in a Day • New short plays by UCSB students and faculty • UCSB Studio Theater • Free • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Sa, 4/20.

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours 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 April 12, 2024 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com 19 STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:3011am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 1111:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO • Samarkand ~ 10:30-11:30am Tu, 4/16 • Grace Village ~ 12:15-1:15pm Tu, 4/16 • State St. Farmer’s Market ~ 4-6:30pm Tu, 4/16 • Alameda Park ~ 10am-12pm We, 4/17 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2pm & 3:30-5pm We, 4/17 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 4/18 • SB Junior High ~ 2:30-4:30pm Th, 4/18 • Ortega Park ~ 10amt-12pm Fr, 4/19 • Paseo Nuevo ~ 2:30-4:30pm Su, 4/21 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We. It’s Your Library Theatre
Justin Stark, Tiffany Story, Grace Wilson and Nicholis Sheley in THE OUTSIDER Photo by Ben Crop

Antonio Sánchez: Birdman Live

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film Birdman when UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomes drummer and composer Antonio Sánchez to perform his Grammy Award-winning score live during a special movie screening at the Arlington Theatre at 8pm on Friday, April 19th.

For tickets ($11-29.50) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

To Become The Sky: An Evening With Jess X. Snow • Filmmaker Jess X. Snow screens four short films and speaks with UCSB professor Heidi Amin-Hong • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 4/18.

Antonio Sánchez: Birdman Live 10th Anniversary • Film screening to live accompaniment by drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre • $11-29.50 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 8pm Fr, 4/19.

Revisiting The Classics: Pinocchio

• Screening of Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone’s adaptation of Pinocchio • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2-4:30pm Sa, 4/20.

Greetings from Summerland: Birthplace of Offshore Drilling

• Documentary screening highlighting regional environmental concerns, panel with filmmaker and local politicians • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $10 • www.luketheatre.org • 4-6pm Sa, 4/20.

We Feed People

• Documentary screening on chef José Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen; Community Food Solutions Showcase to follow • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre • Free, register: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 1:30pm Su, 4/21.

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CTHAT SAY WE ARE NOW IN A STOCK MARKET BUBBLE with the record level S&P and DOW indexes, last week I said I don’t believe Wall Street investors are irrationally exuberant at present.

That’s because March nonfarm payrolls increased 303,000, far above the 200,000 average poll of economists, and the unemployment rate fell slightly from 3.9 percent to 3.8 percent. This may finally put a dent in those pessimists polled that would deny the U.S. economy is continuing its surprising surge.

Health care added 72,000 jobs, as Biden has expanded healthcare coverages, while Obamacare enrollment is up 21 million this year.

Will this finally begin to change the irrational pessimism of Main Street, in the main, ordinary working adults in the PEW study I’ve been highlighting?

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Why? Government employment increased by 71,000, higher than the average monthly gain of 54,000 over the prior 12 months. It was mostly in local government (+49,000) and federal government (+9,000). Construction added 39,000 jobs in March, about double the average monthly gain of 19,000 over the prior 12 months.

This is largely because of President Biden’s New New Deal legislation such as the Infrastructure and Inflation Reduction Acts, but also expanding CHIPS production and a host of health care add-ons, all government largess that is boosting overall economic growth.

In a poll by PEW Research, “About three-in-ten Americans (28%) currently rate national economic conditions as excellent or good, while a similar share (31%) say they are poor, and about four-in-ten (41%) view them as “only fair.”

There’s still the inflation worry, which combined with the 8.5 percent Prime Rate that sets credit card and installment loan interest rates is making consumers nervous.

So, the key to trends are short and long term inflation expectations measured in the various surveys. And consumers don’t see inflation improving in the near term, which I maintain is in part due to the too-high Prime Rate.

I highlighted a recent National Bureau of Economic (NBER) working paper that concluded one reason consumers remain unconvinced that economic conditions have improved is because if borrowing costs were included in the inflation data, the inflation rate would be much higher.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data released the February 2024 Survey of Consumer Expectations, for instance, which shows that inflation expectations remained unchanged at the short-term horizon, while increasing at the medium- and longer-term horizons.

The Conference Board is similarly less sanguine about inflation: “Consumers remained concerned with elevated price levels, which predominated write-in responses, said Dana Peterson, its Chief Economist. “March’s write-in responses showed an uptick in concerns about food and gas prices, but in general complaints about gas prices have been trending downward.

Most Americans are exhausted and still recovering from the pandemic. And they rely on their immediate experience; much of it due to the post-COVID gyrations of the economy.

PEW in the recent poll said, however, expectations for future economic conditions are more positive than they were last spring. Today, roughly a quarter say that they expect economic conditions will be better a year from now (26%) – up from 17% in April 2023.

There is hope, in other words, the pessimists will eventually realize a surging stock market means higher corporate profits, so stocks aren’t yet overvalued. Companies wouldn’t be hiring this many workers if profits weren’t growing, so their jobs are safe.

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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. CLERK’S CERTIFICATE OF MAILING

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). Printed

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.

Petitioner: Matthew Ryan Kauk and Sarah June Zuidema filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Matthew Ryan Kauk to proposed name Matthew Ryan Teramae and PRESENT NAME: Sarah June Zuidema to proposed name Sarah June Teramae. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated 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: 05/10/2024; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 4; 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: 03/19/2024 /s/: Donna D Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #24CV01161 Pub Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

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• Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – General Fund and Capital budget review. This hearing will include City Administrator, City Attorney, Community Development, Finance, Fire Department, Human Resources, Library, Mayor & Council, Parks & Recreation, Police Department, and Public Works. It will also include General Fund Capital and Measure C. Data relied upon to support the changes to the fees and charges of the Community Development Department will be made available to the public no later than April 23, 2024, and can be accessed by following the link at https://santabarbaraca.gov/services/construction-land-development/reference-library or by telephoning the Community Development Department at 805-5645504. Data relied upon to support the changes to the land development fees of the Public Works Department will be made available to the public no later than April 23, 2024 and can be accessed by following the link at https://santabarbaraca.gov/services/construction-land-development/reference-library or by telephoning the Public Works Department at 805-564-5377.

• Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – Enterprise, capital budget (other than General Fund or Measure C), and other budget review. This hearing will include Airport, Golf, Information Technology, Public Works (Downtown Parking, Fleet & Facilities, Streets, Wastewater, Water), Self Insurance, Sustainability & Resilience (Clean Energy, Creeks, Solid Waste), and Waterfront. It will also include Measures A and B. Data relied upon to support the changes to the land development fees of the Public Works Department will be made available to the public no later than April 23, 2024 and can be accessed by following the link at https://santabarbaraca.gov/services/construction-land-development/reference-library or by telephoning the Public Works Department at 805-564-5377.

• Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 2:00 p.m. City Council Budget deliberations.

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• Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – Public hearing on proposed increases to Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste rates. (See separate mailed notice and instructions for filing protests). Data relied upon to support proposed increases will be made available to the public at https://www.Santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/pw/resources/rates/wtrsewer/changes.asp; and https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/services/utilities/trash-recycling/collection-types/trash-rates

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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 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

Members of the public are invited to attend, and interested persons desiring to be heard shall be given an opportunity to address the City Council during the public hearings at the above-referenced dates and times. Public comment may be given in person at the meeting or remotely via Zoom. Members of the public who wish to give public comment remotely may do so by completing the Zoom registration using the link provided on the agenda posted for the meeting date.

Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990, or by sending them electronically to Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov, and as stated on the agendas for each meeting. Members of the public may present comments or protests regarding any aspects of a fee or charge at the public hearing. If you later challenge a fee or charge in court, you may be limited to the grounds stated orally or in writing at the public hearing.

A schedule of public hearing topics, which is subject to change on short notice, will be available beginning on April 9, 2024, on the City’s website at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov

The City Council is scheduled to adopt the Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2025 on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, during the 2:00 p.m. regular City Council session.

The Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Years 2025 is available on the City’s website at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov. For more information, contact the Finance Department at 805-564-5334.

Copies of fee resolutions with proposed changes will be available for public review on April 23, 2024 at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/Budget. Click on Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2025. For more information, contact the Finance Department at 805-564-5334.

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Meetings of the Council are broadcast live and rebroadcast on City TV Channel 18 (broadcast schedule is available at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTV). Each televised Council meeting is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. These meetings can also be viewed over the Internet at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CAP

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Wanda Rosina Valdez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Wanda Rosina Valdez to proposed name Rosina Valdez Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated 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: 05/15/2024; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 3; 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

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Fuel Her Fire Celebrates Future Leaders

THE ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN awarded almost $90,000 worth of scholarships this week and celebrated community service.

Every year, thousands of girls from Girls Inc. across the nation apply for scholarships given out by Girls Inc. National. Five Carpinteria girls won six of those, totaling $40,500.

“We are one of only 23 affiliates with national scholars this year, and a total of 60 girls were recipients nationwide,” Development Director Tess Ortega shared. Many affiliates our size get only a few scholarships, so six is super impressive!”

About two hundred people gathered to celebrate national scholarship winners Natalia Martinez, Alejandra Lira Cardona, Lizbeth Alpizar Farfan, Dulce Perez, and Gia Sharma, as well as four other girls who won $48,000-worth of local scholarships funded by donors, employees, and board members.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria also honored three community leaders, who received Congressional Certificates for their service to the community from the Office of Salud Carvajal: radio host and 2023 National Bilingual Teacher of the Year Sonia Aguila; former board member and environmental planner Tim Cohen, who championed the capital campaign for the current building in the late 1980s, when the facility was a converted house on Maple Avenue; and Elizabeth Louise Olvera, a 7th grader from SB Charter School who after watching the Academy Award-winning documentary End of Sentence (Rayka Zentabchi, 2018) about women in rural India fighting menstruation stigma and making their own sanitary pads, got inspired to do a science project about the absorbency of six fabrics made from natural fibers, including bamboo, cotton, and hemp.

Among the attendees were Monica Solorzano (Carpinteria City Council Member), Natalia Alarcon (Carpinteria City Council Member), Das Williams (Former CA State Representative), Tina Ballue (DVS Director of Development), Matt Halverson (Powerade), and local author Terri Allison. The event helped

“Being in Girls Inc. not only opened doors for me, it gave me the confidence I needed to succeed in life. It helped me find my passion of working to become a doctor and making access to healthcare possible.”
— Elizabeth Louise Olvera, Scholarship recipient

a resounding success,” said Jamie Collins, Girls Inc. Executive Director. “We had the chance to celebrate Tim, Sonia, and Ellie, and their impact on our youth, while also seeing firsthand how Girls Inc. programming is transforming the lives of girls, including our scholarship recipients.”

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is an affiliate member of Girls Inc., a national nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, with programming focusing on the development of the whole girl. To learn more, donate, or become a volunteer, visit www.girlsInc.-carp.org

Natalie Martinez

From shy immigrant to future physician

ATALIE MARTÍNEZ WON A $10,000 LUCILE MILLER WRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP and a $10,000 Powerade Scholarship. Natalie is a first-generation student born in Mexico and raised in Carpinteria.

“My upbringing was marked by the struggle to find my identity amidst the challenge of shyness,” she said. It was within the welcoming confines of Girls Inc. that I discovered not only a sense of belonging but also the nurturing environment I needed to flourish.”

Natalie, who holds a 4.6 GPA, recalls her participation in the Eureka! Program at Girls Inc. in 7th grade, where they designed and constructed a prosthetic leg using only cardboard, paper, and tape as a team: “Girls Inc. cultivated an environment where failure was not viewed as a setback but rather as an opportunity for growth. It encouraged us to embrace collaboration and forge strong bonds within our cohort community.”

She went on to take AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and Human Anatomy, and joined the Math Engineering Science Achievement Club in High School.

“I’ve extended my passion for STEM to the field of Public Health,” she continued. “Last summer at UCSB, I completed research investigating how immigration status and education level affect access to healthcare amongst Hispanic adults in California.”

Martinez will be attending Brown University this fall, where she intends to pursue a double concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Public Health. “I’ve been admitted to PLME (Program in Liberal Medical Education) with an acceptance rate of just under two percent; it’s an eight-year continuum that integrates my undergraduate and guaranteed medical school education at Brown and the Warren Alpert Medical School.”

“The values and lessons I’ve learned from Girls Inc. are integral to my personal and professional growth. I firmly believe that these values will be pillars in my journey toward becoming a well-rounded future physician.”

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Ellie Olvera, Tim Cohen, and Sonia Aquila being announced as honorees Photo bys Richard Garnica Marisol Alarcon, Monica Solorzano (Carpinteria City Council Member), Natalia Alarcon (Carpinteria City Council Member), Caroline Alarcon Photo by Isaac Hernández de Lipa
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria
Jazmine Martinez, Natalie Martinez (scholarship recipient), and Matt Halverson (with Powerade) honor Natalie with the Powerade scholarship to support her future at Brown University at Fuel Her Fire



10 WEST GALLERY: Spring Fling ~ May 12

11-5 We-Mo

10 W Anapamu



ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: 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

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 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


Apr 6

11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr

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11-5 daily



MUSEUM: SB History Makers Exhibit featuring Silsby Spalding, WW


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

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

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: 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


JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery RUTH ELLEN HOAG

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

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

www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag



PALM LOFT GALLERY: Artists for the Bluffs ~ Ap 28 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.palmloft.com

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

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

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

Hollister, Dixie; Saddle & Carriage Collections



129 Castillo St

9-3 Mo-Fr • www.carriagemuseum.org

CALIFORNIA NATURE ART MUSEUM (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

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors


15 East De la Guerra St

12-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

CASA DEL HERRERO: Gardens & House

by reservation


GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Voices & Vistas: Jim Tyler ~ Apr 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


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



LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: A Multi-Cultural Gallery & Listening Room• 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • LegacyArtSB.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

PORTICO GALLERY: Montecito Spring Favorites ~ April 30 • 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

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

1387 East Valley Road


tours 10 & 2 We & Sa


Paintings by Grace Fisher using only her mouth • Partial proceeds go directly to the Fdn • 121 S Hope, La Cumbre Plaza • We-Su 11-5pm • www.gracefisherfoundation.org

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

COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com

HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: Michael O’Guinn & Dan Nimmo in Sawleaf - Two Man Show ~ Apr 30 • 48 Helena Av • 2-6 Fr-Sa • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

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

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

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Art Venues •
Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve
Painting by
Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Kerry Methner www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery
JO MERIT Modernist Artist
The Fine Line Gallery • La Cumbre
Holly Hungett Abstract Landscapes Watercolor • Gouache • Acrylic www.hollyhungett.com
~inquire for
classes~ www.peterandrews61.com John Behring La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts

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

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


WORKSHOP: 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: SBVA Featured Artists ~ April 6- June 6

• 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805682-4722 •


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


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: Pamela Benham: Rhapsody/ Chromatic Sonatas in Major and Minor Keys ~ Apr 28 • 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


MUSEUM OF ART: Senior Graduate Exhibition: In Between Moments ~ May 4; Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls ~ May 4 • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum April 12, 2024 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com 27 Art Venues CONTINUED OPENING RECEPTION • SBVA Featured Artists @ 2nd Fridays Art at SB Tennis Club • Meet the artists • Free • 4:30-6pm Fri, 4/12. RECEPTION: SAWLEAF – TWO MAN EXHIBITION • Showcase of 10 West Gallery artists Michael O’Guinn and Dan Nimmo • Helena Mason Gallery, 48 Helena Ave. • Free • 5-9pm Sa, 4/13. STUDIO SUNDAY • Watercolor architectural scenes • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Center • Free • 1:304:30pm Su, 4/14. 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. Art Events
Thursday Reception with the Artist April 4th, 5 to 8pm Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat & Sun 1 to 5 www.VoiceSB.art Rhapsody / Chromatic Sonatas in Major and Minor Keys PAMELA BENHAM April 4th - 28th
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Buildings across the County and Nation are lighting up GREEN this month!

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The Kindness Quest: A Family Adventure in Giving and Gratitude

May the power of love and kindness always come first.

Taking place just days before Mother’s Day, The Kindness Quest is an enchanting family event that combines fun, education, and philanthropy. This unique gathering is designed to nurture kindness and expand the notion of family to include animals and community. The event will feature various activities designed to promote empathy and the spirit of giving back. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in fun and educational activities, all while supporting local nonprofits that significantly impact our community.

Children will journey through various interactive stations, each representing different nonprofits, where they can earn and give pennies as tokens of kindness. Highlights include animal-themed activities with stuffed animals, origami crane folding, environmentally friendly activities focusing on topics like regenerative farming and recycling opportunities, and a Special Listening Caf é hosted by hospice volunteers to emphasize compassionate listening all while learning about and supporting local nonprofits. The event culminates in crafting Mother’s Day thank -you cards.

Every participating nonprofit benefits from the event’s fundraising, ensuring a shared celebration of community support. Join us for The Kindness Quest: A Family. Adventure in Giving and Gratitude where your generosity directly supports local nonprofits. The organization that collects the most donations wins a grand prize of $1,000, with $500 for second place and $200 for third place.

It is a day of fun and community spirit where your contributions make a real difference. Be a part of this celebration of giving and see the power of community support in action!

Space is limited. Come early! Signing the video/photo release form by a parent will be part of the check-in process.

The Six Nonprofits are:


• asapcats.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara • hospiceofsb.org

La Casa de Maria Retreat Center • lcdm.org

Organic Soup Kitchen • organicsoupkitchen.org

Sock It To ‘Em • donatesocks.org

Teaspoons • teaspoons.org


2:00 -4:30 PM

The Live Oak Unitarian Congregation

820 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta FREE EVENT

Donations to nonprofits are welcome. Please bring a pair of new socks to donate and bring cash or checks to donate to your favorite nonprofits who may not take credit cards.

janice@puttinglove1st.com Puttinglove1st.com

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Sponsored by the Generosity of Friends of Putting Love 1st Janice V. Garrett, DVM • email
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August 2, 2024

Lobero Theatre 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Reception 6:00 PM

After Party 9:30 PM

Mercedes de Córdoba is a powerful and authentic dancer who has consistently wowed audiences with her versatility, emotional depth, and unparalleled ability to bring audiences to their feet. For details, go to flamencoarts.org

NOW! 805.963.0761
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