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magazine www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, April 24, 2020

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April is National Poetry Month. Time to celebrate!

11, 22, 23

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Making Masks

Santa Barbara responds to the need for masks


Life on the Curb


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Coffee Shops


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The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . .Black . . .Sheep . . . . . 6, 7 26 E. Ortega • 805-965-1113 • National Poetry Month.The. Daily . . .Grind . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 22, 23 www.blacksheepsb.com 2001 De LaVOICE. Vina St • . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Harlan Green: Economic The Blue Owl 805-687-4966 • St • Community Market. . .www.dailygrindsb.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.W. Canon . . . .Perdido 12-13 805-450-8260 • Galleries & Art Venues.Low. .Pigeon . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://theblueowlsb.com/ . . . . . . 14, 15 401 E. Haley St • 805-265Beverley Jackson: Yesterday & Today. . . . . Arts . . Cafe . . . . 19 3675 • https://lowpigeon.com Brasil 1230 State St Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 805-637-5355 . . 19 SB Roasting • www.brasilartscafe.com Motor Way •. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Richard Jarrette: Poetic321Voice. C’est Cheese ww.sbcoffee.com Sigrid Toye: An old movie anyone?. . . . . 825 . . Santa . . .Barbara . . . .St27 • 805-965-0318 • Voice Digital Edition. . . . . . . . . . www.VoiceSB.com https://cestcheese.com

Fine Dining

COVID-19 Joint Response Effort


In This Issue

April 17, 10, 2020

Embermill Modern Times Richard and Amanda Payatt 1031review State St • local 400 State St • Take-Out restaurants 24, 25 www.embermillsb.com www.moderntimesbeer.com Fala Bar

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Gallery listings and a new virtual exhibition at MCASB

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Hospice of Santa Barbara introduces a new column


Community organizations working together to address critical needs in Santa Barbara County during the COVID-19 pandemic. For cover story, see page 2


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Community Collaboration Provides Assistance During The Health Emergency


ASED ON COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENTS, United Way of Santa Barbara County and key community partners are leading a multi-pronged response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Barbara County. This effort will provide direct financial assistance to individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations; support essential workers and workplaces with emergency child care services; and assist the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in meeting critical public health needs. “The situation is urgent for local individuals and families who are truly struggling to make ends meet during this crisis,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO, United Way of Santa Barbara County. “We heard from a single pregnant mom, who just lost her job and is desperate to keep her three kids housed and fed.” The COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County, a countywide funders’ collaborative led by United Way of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Foundation, the Hutton Parker Foundation, and members of the Foundation Roundtable is providing assistance to individuals and families as well as the nonprofits actively serving them. Over $2 million has been secured and fundraising continues to help those most in need. United Way is working in partnership with Family Service Agency (FSA) to distribute grants to individuals and families in need on a rolling basis for as long as funds are available. United Way and FSA are currently reviewing hundreds of applications and conducting interviews with applicants to verify needs. Demand for these

grants has been substantial, with over 1,500 households seeking assistance. Financial assistance checks are already reaching families. Within the next two weeks, over 800 households (representing more than 2,400 individuals) will receive grants from United Way totaling $600,000. Grants will continue to be approved on a rolling basis as more funds become available. While the long-term effects of the pandemic on our community are still evolving, Santa Barbara County is very clearly seeing the immediate economic toll of COVID-19 on our most vulnerable community members. Paying rent is the top concern for many who have lost employment. Families are also having to make difficult decisions about buying groceries versus paying the bills or purchasing medications. “Residents are experiencing many other underreported struggles, as children and Lead Community Partners Family Service Agency Hutton Parker Foundation James S. Bower Foundation Jane and Paul Orfalea / Audacious Foundation Members of the Foundation Roundtable of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Santa Barbara Foundation The Natalie Orfalea Foundation, with Lou Buglioli United Way of Santa Barbara County

families are now at increased risk of abuse, children without access to technology and/or internet are unable to attend virtual classes, and adults and children alike who are now struggling emotionally and are in dire need of mental health support to weather this crisis,” said Ortiz. The COVID-19 Joint Response Effort allows for the coordination of funds to rapidly meet the needs of our community as they arise through collaborative decision-making. To date, 46 local nonprofit organizations have received grants totaling $695,468 to help them meet immediate community needs. Separate from the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort, United Way is also working in partnership with Jane and Paul Orfalea/the Audacious Foundation and the Natalie Orfalea Foundation, with Lou Buglioli through The Emergency Child Care Fund to provide needed child care for essential Santa Barbara County employees. To date, child care services for up to 246 children have been expanded for Cottage Hospital and Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, Lompoc Community Hospital in Lompoc, and Community Health Centers in Santa Maria. Three other programs are in the planning stages. Those interested, are encouraged to contact Eileen Monahan at (805) 451-8720 or essentialchildcaresb@gmail.com. In addition, United Way is establishing a Critical Needs Fund in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) and the James S. Bower

Over 70 years of championing Choral Art. Santa Barbara Choral Society, is comprised of 80 choral singers, annually auditioned, under the direction of Jo Anne Wasserman. Serving Santa Barbara since 1948, the Santa Barbara Choral Society fosters appreciation of the choral art through performance of classic and modern works at the highest artistic level, both locally and abroad. SBCS champions the works of living composers, educates students, collaborates with other arts groups, and provides choral art access to the underserved throughout Santa Barbara County. For more information, and to support our 2020-21 season, please visit sbchoral.org.

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Foundation to meet specific health/medical related needs that have been identified by the PHD and other local senior medical leaders. These needs include: 1) accommodations for exposed or sick individuals who need but cannot afford a safe place to self-isolate away from others, 2) technical support for congregate care settings and providers working with high risk populations, and 3) essential sanitary supplies and personal protective equipment for health care providers, homeless street outreach workers, and congregate care settings at risk for COVID-19 outbreaks. United Way and the Santa Barbara Foundation will distribute additional funds in the coming weeks through the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort. Those who are fortunate enough to be able to give are encouraged to generously support these COVID-19 response partnerships. Donations can be made at unitedwaysb.org/covid19 or text SBCRECOVERY to 41444

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Music Academy of the West 2020 Summer School and Festival

Distance learning to usher in first half of 2020 Summer School & Festival

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is looking to artists to flourish in new ways. With our outstanding faculty and unique ITH INNOVATION AND curriculum, the Music Academy is equipped to CLASSICAL MUSIC TAKING offer these young people the tools for creative CENTER STAGE, The Music success beyond our physical campus through Academy of the West will open a virtual space,” shared Scott Reed, Music their 2020 Summer School and Festival with the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute, Academy President and CEO. 2020 marks an all-time high set for the first four weeks of the for the number of musicians season, June 15th to July 10th. applying to audition for the During that time, all 139 fullSummer Festival. Aptly, exactly scholarship fellows will receive 2,020 candidates applied for mentorship online from faculty, the 139 available fellowships in guest artists, and industry leaders a highly competitive process. and dedicated community Aged 18-34, the musicians hail compeers will connect with the from 23 countries and 22 of the fellows in online social meetings. United States, representing 42 Music Academy Remote universities and conservatories. Learning Institute will also offer 26 of this year’s fellows are also home audiences around the returning Academy alumni. world performances by fellows, The Academy’s distinguished faculty, and alumni through faculty comprises artists livestreams and video recordings. MAW Board Chair Eileen Sheridan from leading conservatories, If federal, state, and local orchestras, and opera companies, guidelines allow, the Music Academy’s as well as legendary mentors. eight-week Summer School and Festival will Music Academy Remote Learning Institute transition to a four-week public Festival to (MARLI) curriculum for fellows will include: take place from July 13th to August 8th. The Convocation Keynote Speakers Vijay Gupta program would include signature events at and Beth Morrison on Innovation; Weekly the Lobero and Granada Theatres and the Community Concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Full details will be announced on May 15th or prior. “It’s critical that we provide talented musicians a supportive place to develop their artistry. In this unprecedented time, the world

The Board and staff of The Granada Theatre look forward to welcoming the Santa Barbara community back into the theater as soon as we are able to open our doors.

In the meantime, we wish safety and health to all our audience members and performing artists.

We are grateful to the dedication and support of our world-class resident companies:

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Private Lessons and Studio Classes with Music Academy Board Chair Eileen Sheridan. Academy faculty and guest artists; CareerIf the pandemic prevents the presentation Building Seminars designed of public events this summer, for the 21st century musician; the Remote Learning Institute Music Academy Concert Hall will transition to training Online – livestreamed and resulting in fellow projects recorded performances; Interview that will be presented in a Spotlights with faculty, guest virtual finale event. Fellows will artists, and fellows; Fellow also participate in the annual Meetings with Compeers, Solo Piano Competition and community members who Keston MAX auditions for provide ongoing social support; the opportunity to study and Orchestral Excerpts Coaching perform with the London Sessions for instrumental fellows; Symphony Orchestra in Diction Coaching and Acting London in 2021. Workshops for Vocal Institute “The outpouring of MAW President and CEO fellows; and Wellness Activities love and enthusiasm for our Scott Reed for all fellows. Summer Festival and year“The Music Academy’s mission for 73 years round programs has been extraordinary. We has focused on performance-based training for thank the artists and fellows for their patience artists. We’re fully committed to continuing during this time of uncertainty and we thank that this summer. Chief Artistic Officer Jamie our community for its unwavering continued Broumas and faculty artists have curated a support. We have pivoted to create programs robust program for the first half of the Summer and connections that will culminate in a new Festival that will challenge and inspire our model of festival for the 21st century,” Reed fellows,” Reed related. concluded. “Our Board of Directors enthusiastically Music Academy of the West advances the endorses the Remote Learning Institute’s development of 21st century classically trained connection to audiences. A community musicians and cultivates discerning, appreciative, collaboration through the Compeer program and adventurous audiences. Founded in 1947, the Academy operates on a 10-acre, ocean-side campus will undoubtedly lead to new relationships in Santa Barbara, California. Music Academy of the as well as support the young musicians while West’s world-renowned eight-week Summer Festival. In working from home alone. The music lovers in the local community 200 young people participate in Santa Barbara are here to provide that muchthe Academy’s expanding choral program, Sing! www.musicacademy.org. needed positive social connection,” shared Photo by Phil Channing, Courtesy of MAW


By Kate Oberjat, MAW


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Santa Barbara Zoo Donation Parade

To apply and register online for tuition-free and fee-based classes, visit www.sbcc.edu/extendedlearning/apply-reg.php

Despite having to close its doors on March 17th due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s commitment to animal care remains the top priority. However, the organization faces the greatest financial crisis it has ever experienced in its 57-year history. To raise much-needed funds, and engage the community, the Zoo will host a “Drive By, Wave Hi!” donation parade on Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 12pm. Dress up in animal costumes, decorate your car, drive around the Zoo’s parking lot, and drop a donation of any amount as you drive by. Participants will be asked to stay in their cars at all times and use face coverings any time the car window is open. Donations can also be made at https://app.pivvit.com/campaign/ support-the-zoo-during-covid-19-recovery

or send a check (payable to “Santa Barbara Zoo”) to the attention of Elaine K. Mah Best at 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.

SBCC School of Extended Learning Summer Wake Up Call

UCSB Addresses the Global Crisis with a Seminar Series

A new weekly seminar series, “Issues, Approaches, and Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis,” will bring together experts from UC Santa Barbara and Cottage Health to examine varied topics related to the virus’s effect on our lives. The hour-long sessions convene Tuesdays at 1pm via Zoom, with each week featuring a different speaker. Free and open to the public, the series was organized jointly by Ambuj Singh, a professor of computer science and of biomolecular science and engineering, and Joseph Walther, a professor of communication and director of the campus’s Center for Information Technology and Society. From May 12th to June 9th, the series will change perspectives, exploring historical aspects The Santa Barbara Public and lessons learned from similar epidemics. Library’s bilingual staff is Join the next seminar on Tuesday, April 28th at providing virtual help for 1pm at https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/644027449 students

On March 30th, SBCC School of Extended Learning successfully moved over 200 tuitionEl personal bilingüe de free spring semester classes to a live online la Biblioteca Pública de Watershed Wednesdays Santa Bárbara brinda video conference format. While the social Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed ayuda virtual a los distancing order from the State continues, Wednesdays, a series of live online activities estudiantes Extended Learning summer classes will including crafts, talks, tours, and more. It kicked continue using Zoom. The days and time of off with a creek craft on Facebook Live and will classes will remain as scheduled, but will be moved to live video continue next week, Wednesday, April 29th with Explore Barger format. Summer 1 classes begin Monday, May 18th. Canyon at 10am on Facebook Live. Join Creeks Restoration Job seekers will also have the opportunity to improve their Planner Erin Markey for a tour of the Upper Arroyo Burro skill set, pursue a new career, and rapidly re-enter the workforce Restoration at Barger Canyon. with the new School of Extended Learning Career Recovery Sign up for the Watershed Wednesdays email list at Program. The program includes tuition-free certificate programs www.bit.ly/CreeksWW Also follow them on Facebook related to Basic and Elementary Education and also to Career www.facebook.com/SBCreeks Development.

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Learning Together: Virtual Help for Students

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is sharing photos and videos on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube as well as online classes/events El Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara esta compartiendo fotos y videos en Instagram, Facebook y YouTube, así como clases / eventos en línea.

Are you having trouble assisting your kids with school assignments? The Santa Barbara Public Library is here to help! Bilingual staff offer support to understand school assignments, figure out new apps and learning technology, and answer questions related to studying from home in this new program. You can send a text to 805-764-4542 or call 805-564-5674 between 2 and 4pm on Mondays or Wednesdays, and you will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting so that you and/or your child can video chat with a staff member. From kids and families events to classes for adults, the SB Public Library has transitioned the majority of their programs to virtual events. View the calendar at https://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

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Virtual Safari SB TICKET To raise much-needed funds, and engage the community, the Santa Barbara Zoo will host a “Drive By, Wave Hi!” donation parade on Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 12pm Para recaudar fondos muy necesarios e involucrar a la comunidad, el Zoológico de Santa Barbara organizará un desfile de donaciones en carro “Conduce y Saluda” el sábado, 25 de abril de 10am a 12pm

Gems from the SB Botanic Garden

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is sharing photos and videos filled with gardening tips, botanical knowledge, wildlife updates, VR360 views of the many sections of the Garden, and more online. Join the fun by following them on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Upcoming SBBG online classes/events include: Nature Journaling Club (April 26th), Evening Yin Yoga (April 29th), and Designing with Water Wise Natives - Online (May 2nd). For more details and to register visit www.sbbg.org/classes-events

Virtual Story Time for Grown-Ups

Starting on Monday, April 27th at 5pm, The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will be hosting a virtual Story Time for Grown-Ups with rotating authors sharing some of their stories! Join the Zoom Meeting on April 27th, at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/801282353 Meeting ID: 801 282 353 For more info visit https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/virtual/happyhour

The Retreat at Pacifica Webinar

A live webinar of Accompaniment in a Time of Pandemic and Forced Migration featuring Mary Watkins, Garret Barnwell, and Gay Bradshaw will take place over four Zoom sessions, Fridays: May 29th, June 5th, 12th, and 19th from 10am to 12pm Pacific Time. This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to focus on the role of accompaniment in your life, as well as your hopes for deepening your connections to others, other-thanhuman animals, and the earth. To register ($150-$250) visit https://retreat.pacifica.edu/accompaniment/

SB Trust for Historic Preservation Educational Materials

With school cancelled for the rest of the year, SBTHP is trying to provide some activities at home for parents to do with their children via their newsletter. Sign up for SBTHP eNews! at www.sbthp.org. Also, follow them on Facebook and Instagram as each week they will debut a new tutorial - the first one will be on early California dance. www.facebook.com/SBTHP

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Desfile de donaciones en carro para el Zoológico de Santa Bárbara

A pesar de tener que cerrar sus puertas el 17 de marzo debido a la pandemia de coronavirus, el compromiso del Zoológico de Santa Bárbara con el cuidado de los animales sigue siendo la máxima prioridad. Sin embargo, la organización enfrenta la mayor crisis financiera que jamás haya experimentado en sus 57 años de historia. Para recaudar fondos muy necesarios e involucrar a la comunidad, el zoológico organizará un Desfile de donaciones en carro “Conduce y Saluda” el sábado, 25 de abril de 10am a 12pm. Vístete con disfraces de animales, decora tu carro, conduce por el estacionamiento del zoológico y deja una donación de cualquier cantidad mientras conduces. Se les pedirá a los participantes que permanezcan en sus carros en todo momento y que usen cubrebocas cada vez que la ventana del carro esté abierta. También se pueden hacer donaciones en un cheque (a nombre de “Santa Barbara Zoo”) a la atención de Elaine K. Mah Best a 500 Niños Drive, Santa Bárbara, CA 93103.

Llamada de despertador de verano de la Escuela de aprendizaje extendido de SBCC


Aprendiendo juntos: Ayuda virtual para estudiantes

Watershed Wednesdays continue next week with Explore Barger Canyon on Wednesday, April 29th on Facebook Live. Miércoles de cuenca continua con Explora Barger Canyon el miércoles, 29 de abril en Facebook en vivo.

El 30 de marzo, la Escuela de Aprendizaje Extendido de SBCC trasladó con éxito más de 200 clases gratuitas del semestre de primavera a un formato de videoconferencia en vivo y en línea. Mientras continúa la orden de distanciamiento social del Estado, las clases de verano de Aprendizaje Extendido continuarán usando Zoom. Los días y la hora de las clases permanecerán según lo programado, pero se llevarán a cabo en formato de video en vivo. Las clases de Verano 1 comienzan el lunes, 18 de mayo. Los solicitantes de empleo también tendrán la oportunidad de mejorar su conjunto de habilidades, empezar una nueva carrera y volver a ingresar rápidamente a la fuerza laboral con el nuevo Programa de Recuperación de Carrera de la Escuela de Aprendizaje Extendido. El programa incluye programas de certificados sin matrícula relacionados con la educación básica y primaria y también con el desarrollo profesional. Para solicitar y registrarte en línea para clases sin costo y con matrícula, visita www.sbcc.edu/


UCSB aborda la crisis global con una serie de seminarios Una nueva serie de seminarios semanales, “Problemas, enfoques y consecuencias de la crisis COVID-19,” reunirá a expertos de UC Santa Barbara y Cottage Health para examinar diversos temas relacionados con el efecto del virus en nuestras vidas. Las sesiones de una hora se llevarán a cabo los martes a la 1pm a través de Zoom, y cada semana tendrá un orador diferente. Gratis y abierta al público, la serie fue organizada conjuntamente por Ambuj Singh, profesor de informática y ciencias e ingeniería biomoleculares, y Joseph Walther, profesor de comunicación y director del Centro de Tecnología de la Información y Sociedad del campus. Del 12 de mayo al 9 de junio, la serie cambiará las perspectivas, explorando aspectos históricos y lecciones aprendidas de epidemias similares. Únete al próximo seminario el martes, 28 de abril a la 1pm en https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/644027449

Únete a la División de Arroyos de la Ciudad para los Miércoles de cuenca, una serie de actividades en vivo en línea que incluyen manualidades, charlas, recorridos y más. Comenzó con una actividad en Facebook Live y continuará la próxima semana, miércoles, 29 de abril, con Explora Barger Canyon a las 10am en Facebook en vivo. Únete a la planificadora de restauración de arroyos, Erin Markey, para un recorrido por la restauración de la parte superior de Arroyo Burro en Barger Canyon. Regístrate para la lista de correo electrónico de Miércoles de cuenca en www.bit.ly/CreeksWW También síguelos en Facebook

¿Necesitas ayuda con los deberes escolares de tus hijos? ¡La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara está aquí para ayudar! El personal bilingüe ofrece apoyo para entender las tareas escolares, manejar nuevas tecnologías de aprendizaje, y responder preguntas relacionadas con los estudios desde casa de tus hijos. Envía un texto al número 805-764-4542 o llama al 805-564-5674 entre las 2 y las 4pm los lunes o miércoles, y te enviaremos una invitación para una reunión de Zoom para que tu y / o tu hijo puedan chatear por video con un miembro del equipo. Desde eventos para niños y familias hasta clases para adultos, la Biblioteca Pública de SB ha cambiado la mayoría de sus programas a eventos virtuales. Ve el calendario en https:// santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

Gemas del Jardín Botánico SB

El Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara está compartiendo fotos y videos llenos de consejos de jardinería, conocimiento botánico, actualizaciones de vida silvestre, vistas VR360 de las muchas secciones del Jardín y más en línea. Únete a la diversión siguiéndolos en Instagram, Facebook y YouTube. Las próximas clases / eventos en línea de SBBG incluyen: Club de diario de naturaleza (26 de abril), Tarde Yin Yoga (29 de abril) y Diseñando con plantas nativas que cuidan el agua - en línea (2 de mayo). Para más detalles y para registrarte visita www.sbbg.org/classes-events

UCSB Seminar series to examine the COVID-19 crisis from multiple perspectives on Tuesdays at 1pm. Serie de seminarios de UCSB para examinar la crisis de COVID-19 desde múltiples perspectivas los martes a la 1pm.


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ID de la reunión: 801 282 353


Seminario web de The Retreat at Pacifica Un seminario web en vivo de Acompañamiento en un momento de pandemia y migración forzada con Mary Watkins, Garret Barnwell y Gay Bradshaw se llevará a cabo en cuatro sesiones de Zoom, los viernes: 29 de mayo, 5, 12 y 19 de junio, de 10am a 12pm, hora del Pacífico. Este seminario web brindará una oportunidad para que los participantes se centren en el papel del acompañamiento en su vida, así como en sus esperanzas de profundizar sus conexiones con otros, animales y la tierra. Para registrarte ($150-$250) visita https://retreat.pacifica.edu/accompaniment/

Materiales educativos del Fiduciario para la Preservación Histórica de Santa Bárbara Con la escuela cancelada por el resto del año, SBTHP está tratando de proporcionar algunas actividades en casa para que los padres hagan con sus hijos a través de su boletín informativo. ¡Regístrate para SBTHP eNews! en www.sbthp.org. Además, síguelos en Facebook e Instagram, ya que cada semana debutarán un nuevo tutorial: el primero será sobre el baile temprano de California. www.facebook.com/SBTHP

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Hospice of Santa Barbara

Cultivating Resilience In Loss and Grief


HE COVID-19 QUARANTINE IS COMPELLING US to face a new kind of loss. We have lost all sense of normalcy in our lives. It is a difficult and confusing time for everyone. Many of us feel helpless, and with the uncertainty, emotions can be intense. We’ve all lost a sense of safety. Many of our events have been canceled: school, church services, sports, graduation, weddings. The sense of loss from not having loved ones around us is especially hard for those giving birth, now happening in isolation, rather than in the presence of family and friends. Some are suffering the death of a loved one due to this pandemic, as well as other causes, which makes grieving all the more difficult. There is so much to grieve at this time. One way of experiencing COVID-19’s impact on our way of living is treating it as though it’s the death of someone who matters. It can be a reminder of times when you’ve been sick. But we aren’t sick, nor have we dealt with a recent death, but the feelings are the same. Life feels surreal in not knowing what to expect or how to live in this changed reality. Being with grief and death in our work at HSB has informed us about ways to be with loss on a larger scale. You may sense feelings coming up inside. It could be fear, anger, guilt, shame, anxiety, regret, loneliness, helplessness, yearning, and more. These feelings can happen one at a time or all together in utter confusion. We might cycle through different feelings over and over. These are NORMAL reactions to loss. We are all grieving the loss of our

Revised Historic Resources Ordinance


SUMMARY OF PROPOSED REVISIONS to the Historic Resources Ordinance will be presented to The Historic Landmarks Commission, on April 29th. According to city staff, the summary has been prepared at the request of the City Council and the public, in order to revise the current ordinance to include criteria and process for the City to adopt historic districts as part of implementing the goals of the General Plan. Other proposed revisions include updating and incorporating language consistent with State and National Historic Preservation standards, as well as streamlining the process to review alterations to historic structures. The draft Historic Resources Ordinance will be available for public review on April 30th. A subsequent public hearing to discuss and review the draft Ordinance will be scheduled before the Historic Landmarks Commission at a later date. The Planning Commission, the City Council Ordinance Committee and the City Council will also review the document at public meetings prior to final adoption. The public review draft of the proposed Historic Resources Ordinance (Santa Barbara Municipal Code Chapter 30.157) will be posted on the City’s website on April 30, at: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HROAmendments?

For questions or concerns contact Nicole Hernandez, Urban Historian at NHernandez@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

world as we know it. And grief can be powerful. We are being told to socially distance ourselves from others, which can create further isolation and loss. In grief from death we encourage people to reach out to others, which is a form of healing in itself. Though we need to physically distance ourselves, social, emotional and spiritual connections are vital. This moment in history is an opportunity to develop greater resilience; it is an opportunity for growth, deeper connection and intimacy, forgiveness and gratitude. There are many possibilities. But first it’s important to recognize that this is a major loss, and it’s important how we address it. It’s alright to give ourselves permission to recognize the stories we tell ourselves during the pandemic. These stories color the way we live through this difficult time. They color how we respond, support each other or not, and whether we will come out more whole in the end. For example, a story behind panic might be, “I won’t have what I need; I’ll starve,” or “I’ll never survive this,” so we buy huge quantities of supplies, creating problems for other people. Our experience of COVID-19 can either be an opportunity for growth, or a recipe for further disaster. How do we remain calm during these

• What are my thoughts? They might be, “This will never end,” or “How can I help?,” or, “This is an opportunity to use creative problem-solving skills.” • What are my feelings? This could be fear or anger, sadness, or utter confusion. • “What is happening in my body?” “Am I in survival mode of fight or flight or freeze?” • Can we tolerate the state we’re in with the abruptness of the changed world?

Can we allow ourselves to be in this vulnerable place? How do we support ourselves and each other during these challenging times? Consider these methods for helping yourself and others: • Sit down, stay calm. Both calm and panic can have a ripple effect. One calm presence in the room may be all anyone needs in a crisis.

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times? One way is to check in with yourself by asking:

• Set down the terrifying stories about the future you may be telling yourself. Most of us are not fortune tellers. Don’t pass on rumors. Be in the here and now. • Practice self-kindness. Be especially kind to yourself and others at this time, rather than ignoring the pain that’s here for all of us. • Know that we are all going through this together. Normalize what you and those around you are feeling. Your feelings are normal. Take a balanced approach to your difficult emotions so that feelings are neither bottled-up nor exaggerated. You don’t have to act on them. • Be mindful of and acknowledge any feelings that do arise. Name them. If it’s confusion, name that.

South County Non-Congregate Shelter Opens


NON-CONGREGATE SHELTER HAS OPENED IN THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA for elderly and medically vulnerable persons experiencing homelessness who do not have the ability to practice physical distancing or self-isolate. The purpose of the shelter is to protect our most vulnerable community members. Persons experiencing homelessness are more likely to have complications from COVID-19 leading to hospitalization and intensive care. A task force which includes County and community partners has been working with street outreach workers and service providers to identify persons currently living in emergency shelters and who are unsheltered. Prioritization will be applied using the following criteria:

April 24, 2020 • We can be physically distant, and still be socially, emotionally, and spiritually connected. Reach out to someone over the phone, Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or by writing a letter or card. • Ground yourself and come to your senses: feel your feet on the floor, pressing softly, really feel the sensations. Breathe through your nose and out your mouth, notice five different colors you see, four things you can touch, three things you hear, two things you can smell, one taste you have in your mouth now. • It’s not easy to bear witness to mass suffering. We might feel uneasy, and we might even collude in creating more harm, whether it’s anxiety, panic, judgment, or some other form. Loss stimulates our own fears because we’re empathic creatures. Recognize this. • In the beginning when loss is fresh, it can be most confusing. Sit quietly, shelter in place. We need to listen to ourselves and those who matter to us. Be real, share honestly. • Get to know these states in yourself – sadness, fear, helplessness, and so on. Don’t try and take away someone’s suffering, just listen. Support others where they are. Pay attention. Show up and be present (even virtually). Nonjudgmental presence may be all that’s needed for the time being. We need to recognize the pain on a level of conscious awareness in order to heal.

As we heal from this, let curiosity grow. Learn to trust the process of grief. It slows us down and allows us to see things in a new way. We are all in this pandemic together. It is showing us our true interdependence and the importance of our human connections. When this is over and done, let’s not forget the lessons we learn from this era. Let’s embrace one another and our shared experience as we move forward through the days, weeks, and months ahead. For more info, visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org. Suzanne Retzinger, Ph.D., MA, MFT, has been a bereavement counselor and education specialist with Hospice of Santa Barbara since 2002.

Se Abre Un Refugio No Congregado En El Sur Del Condado


E HA ABIERTO UN REFUGIO NO CONGREGADO EN LA CIUDAD DE SANTA BARBARA para personas mayores y personas médicamente vulnerables que se encuentran sin hogar y no tienen la capacidad de practicar el distanciamiento físico o el autoaislamiento. El propósito de este refugio es proteger a los miembros más vulnerables de nuestra comunidad. Las personas que son indigentes tienen más probabilidades de tener complicaciones con COVID-19 que conducen a la hospitalización y los cuidados intensivos. Un grupo compuesto de colaboradores del condado y de la comunidad han estado trabajando con trabajadores de asistencia en la calle y proveedores de servicios para identificar a personas que actualmente viven en refugios de emergencia y que no están protegidas. La priorización se aplicará utilizando los siguientes criterios:

• Persons who do not have a place to shelter, are 65 years of age and over with serious underlying medical conditions.

• Personas que no tienen un lugar donde refugiarse, que tienen 65 años o más y que padecen graves condiciones médicas previas.

• Persons who do not have a place to shelter and are under 65 years of age with serious underlying medical conditions

• Personas que no tienen un lugar donde refugiarse y son menores de 65 años con graves problemas médicos subyacentes

• Persons who do not have a place to shelter and are 65 years of age or over.

• Personas que no tienen un lugar donde refugiarse y que tienen 65 años o más.

Eligibility is verified through a review of medical records or an in-person evaluation, if necessary. “The opening of this shelter site means that some of our most vulnerable community members will have a safe space to practice physical distancing and be protected from COVID-19 exposure,” shared George Chapjian, Santa Barbara County’s Director of Community Services. “Our task force is committed to protecting the health and well-being of all people experiencing homelessness. Working collaboratively, we have taken an important step in slowing the spread of this virus in our community.” For additional information about Emergency Shelter Operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, please call Community Services Department, Homeless Assistance Programs 805-560-1090.

La elegibilidad se verifica a través de una revisión de los registros médicos o una evaluación en persona, si es necesario. “La apertura de este refugio significa que algunos de nuestros miembros más vulnerables de la comunidad tendrán un espacio seguro para practicar el distanciamiento físico y ser protegidos de ser expuestos a COVID-19,” compartió George Chapjian, Director de Servicios Comunitarios del Condado de Santa Bárbara. “Nuestro grupo se compromete a proteger la salud y el bienestar de todas las personas que se encuentran sin hogar. Trabajando en colaboración, hemos dado un paso importante para detener la propagación de este virus en nuestra comunidad.” Para obtener información adicional sobre las operaciones de los refugios de emergencia durante la pandemia COVID-19, llama al Departamento de Servicios Comunitarios, Programas de Asistencia a los Indigentes al 805-560-1090.

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e don’t need to tell you about the virus, you’ve probably heard more than you want to. The question we are being asked: How is it impacting the Real Estate market?

"Real estate has been deemed an 'essential service', therefore we are still selling homes. We’re going about it a little different now. There are no open houses and no broker caravans – other than virtual, yet we still make it happen."

Real estate has been deemed an “essential service” therefore we are still selling homes. We’re going about it a little different now. There are no open houses and no broker caravans – other than virtual, yet we still make it happen. We can still show property to potential buyers if BOTH the buyer and the seller agree to it. And we follow the CDC guidelines. I personally will go into the home prior to and after the showing to wipe down anything a buyer might touch like door and cabinet knobs. If I know they will open something, I open it with gloved hands. I provide masks, gloves, and sanitizing wipes to anyone coming into the home and keep the 6-foot spacing distance. Most buyers prefer to physically see the home before they write an offer. If the seller does not want people in their home, we can create virtual walkthroughs and videos highlighting all of the assets of the home and the areas that buyers will want to look at. Home inspections are still being done, again with masks and gloves. Many lenders are still lending, with different underwriting criteria. Many appraisals are now being done without going inside the homes. How’s the market though? It’s definitely different. There are substantially fewer listings compared to last year at this time. Sold numbers are way down and will probably be lower this month, as pending properties are down and homes that fell out of escrow are very high. Prices seem to be flat, primarily because we are not far enough into this to see a big change.

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All information provided is deemed reliable, but has not been verified and we do not guarantee it. We recommend that buyers make their own inquiries.

How will it impact the market in the future? (Or should I buy/sell now or wait?) A lot will depend on how long this lasts. Economists had been saying the market was strong and going to stay strong unless something unexpected happened – and it did. The expectation is not the downturn we saw in 2007 as lenders have been more careful about who they lent to, although the percentage of job loss is unprecedented. That may eventually equate to more foreclosures, which could lead to more inventory and lowering home prices. It’s just too soon to say. The best advice is to talk to your Realtor about your specific situation. If you need to sell in the next year, now may be the best time to do it. If you can buy now, it is better than paying rent (or someone else’s mortgage!) Your best bet is to have an open and honest conversation with the professionals that can help you understand your options to determine what is best for you. If you aren’t currently working with a Realtor, feel free to call me for advice or information!


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UCSB Theater & Dance staff use lockdown time to make masks for health care workers By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current


N ORDINARY TIMES, the behind-the-scenes team in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Theater and Dance specializes in bringing art to life. Nowadays, the deft fingers of the costume staff are working their magic for people on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic: They’re sewing masks for health care workers. With classes now being held online and all live performances on campus canceled, the idea of making masks began to percolate through the staff. Soon, sewing machines in the homes of two women, Denise Umland and Lillian Hannahs, began to whir. The pair so far have made more than 200 masks, most of which were delivered to VNA Health and Cottage Hospital. Others will go to Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC). Each organization will receive more as Hannahs and Umland continue to work. “It is time consuming, monotonous and deeply rewarding,” said Hannahs, a cutter and draper. Umland, the costume shop manager, said making the masks is a group project, even if she and Hannahs are doing the sewing. She noted that Ann Bruice, a continuing lecturer in theater and dance and faculty costume designer, spoke to them about the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers. After consulting with production manager Daniel Herrera, the game was afoot. “I contacted my friend at Cottage Hospital,” Umland recalled, “and Daniel reached out to his

contacts, and that is how we started. Initially, Lillian and I both had separately chosen the mask pattern that was designed by a nurse who sews. I think we both felt she knew the best way to construct the most useful mask. They can be used on its own, or over an N95 to prolong its usefulness.” The masks, Herrera said, reflect the women’s skills and dedication. “The first batch of masks went to VNA Health and the response we got was, ‘Wow, these look so professional,’ ” Herrera said. “It made me smile because they are professionals and masters of their craft. They create amazing costumes from scratch. These are top-quality cloth masks, and if I were selling and marketing them I would definitely tag them as ‘Handmade in the USA!’ ” Also pitching in from home is Devin Gee, theater production supervisor for scenery and props, who is 3D printing PPE for health care workers. He’s making tension release bands, which are in high demand for use with cloth masks, and face shields. “So far I have printed 115 of them for distribution while simultaneously working on the face shields as well,” Gee said. “However, the shields take more time and resources to make so we have not been able to distribute any of those to date.” The early round of masks was made from Umland’s own “personal fabric stash” and from material found in the costume shop. After Hannahs saw that Cattywampus Crafts, a yarn and craft store in Ojai, was coordinating an effort to help VCMC,

she secured a donation of two bolts of fabric — about 20 yards of material. They produce about eight masks per yard. “The masks themselves,” Hannahs said, “are from a very basic pattern available to the public for free — there’s a huge amount of crowdsourcing going towards these efforts on a national scale — so actually building the masks is incredibly simple.” For Hannahs and Umland, the real challenge came from working at home. The on-campus costume shop is spacious and equipped with all they could ask for. Home? Not so much. “The worst part, for me, was setting up a work space in my apartment that can stay set up,” Umland said. “Because like for everyone in Santa Barbara, space is a premium, so it couldn’t be that I pulled out my sewing machine and then had to put it away a few hours later every day. That wouldn’t be efficient. Also things like, ‘Where can the ironing board live?’ ” Hannahs agreed: “Our costume shop is fitted with several cutting tables, sewing machine tables, two ironing boards with industrial irons and all the thread, notions and tools we would need. Working from home, especially in a home where I live with three other people, two of whom are also working from home in opposite corners of the same limited space, has certainly been an adjustment, but patience and creative solutions have helped ease the

stress of it. “My other challenge,” she continued, “has been to figure out the best ways to produce a whole bunch of masks with as short a turnaround as possible, especially with just two of us working on them. With each batch, though, we’re figuring out ways to make more, more quickly, and it’s really fantastic to be able to look at a box of 75 masks you’ve made and know they’re going to essential workers who really need them.” Irwin Appel, professor and chair of theater and dance, said the mask project reflects the department’s commitment to bringing art and heart to the community. “Because of the nature of the work we do in theater and dance,” he said, “we take very seriously our roles as contributors to community. We also have a kind, generous and selfless contingent of staff in our department. Our staff members took this completely on themselves to initiate this project to create PPE, and they deserve all the credit for giving their time, energy and great skill to helping us all to get through this challenging time.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Beloved Bear Program Now Creating Masks

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County Thanks Coastal Quilters Guild

20 HANDMADE MASKS WERE CREATED BY MEMBERS OF HSB’S BELOVED BEAR PROGRAM — a program through which family members can receive a teddy bear dressed in clothes made from the garments of a loved one who has passed away. Fifty masks have already been donated directly to Cottage Hospital. Due to the shortage of medical masks, Cottage is reserving all medical grade masks (N95) for doctors and nurses working with COVID-19 and similar type patients. 50 of the handmade masks will be reserved for Cottage employees for non-urgent use. The remaining handmade masks will be offered to HSB’s PCS Volunteers who are out grocery shopping and running errands for patients as well as to all HSB Staff. So far, the mask-making volunteers have made 120 masks. The masks are made of 100 percent fine cotton on one side and flannel on the other with elastic bands to hold the mask in place. The Beloved Bear volunteers have committed to making 180 masks and more if needed. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call 805-563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.

beyond the hospitals.” NITED BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SANTA Pickford went on to say, “Coastal Quilters has always BARBARA COUNTY has been a Food Bank been involved with community projects, such as making Distribution site for a little over a month now. cradle kits for Unity Shoppe and quilts for UBGC has served. 33,794 individuals. Transition House, Hospice, and Veterans, “To make these daily, Monday-Friday, to name a few. This project is special and at the Westside Saturdays as well as because it has the capability to save lives. distribution sites, it takes volunteers, and we We are happy to set aside our quilting to have over 100 volunteers weekly that help make these important items - and as one us serve this community,” expressed CEO of of our members stated: ‘put a quilt on United Boys & Girls Clubs, Michael Baker. every smile.’ Nationally and globally, home “We want to keep them safe, and because of sewists have become the Rosie Riveters of Karen Pickford, President of Coastal Quilters the day, answering a real and immediate Guild of Santa Barbara & Goleta, and her need.” team, we can keep our volunteers safe with the As of early last week, Pickford shared fabric masks they made for our sites.” the group has already distributed over 700 When asked what inspired Coastal Karen Pickford, President of masks. Quilters Guild of SB and Goleta to make Coastal Quilters Guild of SB UBGC will continue to reach out masks, their President Karen Pickford shared, and Goleta to the community on other “One of our members read about the collaborative ideas as they shortage of masks nation-wide and launched their “Lending a social contacted me about the possibility distancing hand” campaign of our group getting involved for two-weeks ago that encouraged our community. We researched the community members of certain need and, at first, were told that there trades to spend their time and were plenty of masks available in talents helping with projects Santa Barbara and that fabric masks around the club while their doors were not suitable. We also researched were closed to severing youth. which masks designs were best and If you want to learn more picked a few for our members to about how you can give back choose from. When Cottage began or want to share an idea, please accepting fabric masks, we organized Board Member Louise Cruz with daughter and and started making masks. We found grandchildren. Gina Cruz, Alex Cruz, Louise Cruz, call 805-681-1315 or email mbaker@unitedbg.org. that the need for masks reached well and Neena Cruz.



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HE HOUSING MARKET IS IN A “MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA” (economist Paul Krugman’s term), as is most of the world’s economy. However, I believe housing will recover sooner than other parts of the economy, because we had a housing shortage— particularly in the affordable range—even before the pandemic. But, how and what will be provided—whether to the already affluent, or entry-level first timers—will be the overriding issue. On the construction front, the Commerce Department said March housing starts plunged 22.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.216 million units last month. That was the largest monthly decline in starts since March 1984, according to Reuters. But housing starts are still up 1.4 percent annually from the March 2019 rate. This is a sign that builders aren’t that pessimistic about future prospects, even during a pandemic when prospective buyers can’t visit models and documents can’t be handled face-to-face. And though total existing-home sales, www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, dropped 8.5 percent from February to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in March, overall sales increased year-over-year for the ninth straight month, up 0.8 percent from a year ago (5.23 million in March 2019). Not many of the presidential candidates have even broached the issue of affordability. It’s mainly been state governors like California’s Gavin Newsome, or mayors like Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti that have attempted to create more affordable housing; buying hundreds of mobile homes and requisitioning thousands of hotel rooms to house the homeless and those infected with COVID-19, because California has the most acute housing problem, as the most populous state and 5th or 6th largest economy in the world continually producing more jobs than housing. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been the most outspoken of the candidates about reforming the housing market. Her American Housing and Economic Mobility Act introduced first in 2018, “makes historic federal investments to increase housing supply,” she said recently. “It invests $500 billion over the next ten years to build, preserve, and rehab units that will be affordable to lower-income families. A big chunk of that investment leverages private dollars so that taxpayers get the most bang for their buck. “By building millions of new units, my plan will reduce

the cost of rent for everyone. An independent analysis from Mark Zandi, the Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, found that my plan would reduce rental costs by ten percent over the next ten years. And because my plan invests in housing construction and rehabilitation, the Moody’s analysis also finds that it would create 1.5 million new jobs,” Warren related. Governments can also increase the availability of government-insured (GSE) mortgages via Fannie Mae, Freddie Mae, and FHA. Lending standards have not been relaxed since the end of the Great Recession, with average credit scores for those approved at the very high bar of +720 FICO scores, when a 680 credit score was more than adequate to qualify for a mortgage before the housing bubble. I believe the historically-low interest rates will hold and the Fed will continue with the QE purchase of mortgagebacked securities; a market that was on the verge of collapse until the Fed stepped in with its blank-check buying program. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that weekly data reveal significant declines in new home buyer traffic, and the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) declined 42 points in April, falling from a high level of 72 in March to 30. “Unfortunately, we knew home sales would wane in March due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “More temporary interruptions to home sales should be expected in the next couple of months, though home prices will still likely rise.” First-time buyers were responsible for 34 percent of sales in March, up from 33 percent in March 2019. NAR’s 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – released in late 2019 – revealed that the annual share of first-time buyers was 33 percent. That is far below the more normal 40 percent historical share of entry-level, affording housing during boom times, said the NAR. We will never be able to cure the lack of affordable housing without some kind of government support, such as the program that Senator Warren has envisioned in her Senate bill that sits in committee, held up by a Republican majority that believes government is the problem. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@ populareconomics.com

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

Due to the Shelter-in-Place order and COVID-19 safety concerns, most galleries and art venues are closed. Before traveling anywhere, please call ahead or check on-line where you may discover that many local Galleries and Museums have created on-line exhibitions. BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 805-966-1707. CASA DE LA GUERRA: 15 E De la Guerra St • 805-965-0093. CASA DOLORES: Otomi Dream/Sueno Otomi ~ June 30 • José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware ~ Ongoing • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 12-4pm • 805-963-1032.

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COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: Fine and decorative arts • 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • 805-570-9863.


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COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed at this time • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443.

ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Meandering the Edges by Nathan Huff ~ May 6 • 229 E Victoria • Tu-Fr By Appt/Sa 1-4pm • 805-965-6307.

CORRIDAN GALLERY: Local Artists • 125 N Milpas • www.corridan-gallery.com • 805-966-7939.

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Closed at this time • On-line exhibitions: www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/online • 805-893-2951. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-884-0459. ARTISTE GALLERY: Los Olivos • 805-686-2626. ARTS FUND GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-965-7321. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed at this time • 805-897-3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu.


HE LATEST VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In. The museum has uploaded a variety of media to their website at www.MCASantaBarbara.org for visitor interaction. Look under Installation Views, scroll to the bottom, and click on the Gallery tab. To read more about Gaignard and her practice, download the Gallery Guide. Unable to attend last week’s virtual talk by MCASB’s Associate Curator Alexandra Terry, hosted by the Santa Barbara Public Library? It is also available online, along with the Library’s many other virtual resources for readers of all ages. MCASB is also on YouTube! Visit their channel to watch walkthroughs of previous exhibitions, talks with local experts, and panel discussions featuring artists and curators. And, follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates on more MCASB online resources!

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HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: Gratitude by Monica Bartos ~ April • 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820.

GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • 805-965-6611.

DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • www.distinctiveframingnart.com • 805-882-2108.

INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444.

GALLERY 333: Closed at this time • 805-451-6919.

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 125pm • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347.

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HE WILDLING MUSEUM OF ART AND NATURE has announced its 11th nature photography competition, now a biannual event for both adult and youth photographers. The Wildling’s 2020 competition will highlight the native critters that call the TriCounty region home. “We want to encourage our museum followers to find solace in nature during Elliot Lowndes, Eight-legged Snowy Plover, Digital photographic print, 2018 Second Place Winner, these uncertain times, and Image Courtesy the Artist. often there’s no better place to start than your own backyard,” said Executive Director Stacey Otte-Demangate. “We are fortunate to have a wealth of local wildlife and we’re excited to highlight native species in the newest iteration of our photography competition.” The Wildling Museum is currently accepting entries capturing all forms of local wildlife, including land and sea mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, so long as they are found in the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura. Photographers competing in the adult category will be awarded $250 for First Place, $100 for Second Place, and $50 for Second Place. Youth photographers competing in the junior category will be awarded $100 for First Place and $50 for Second Place. A complimentary Family Membership will be awarded for Third Place.

Find competition rules and entry forms at: www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/2020-photography-competition. www.wildlingmuseum.org.

FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed at this time • 805-962-7653.

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: 2920 Grand Av • Daily 10-5pm • 805-688-7517. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed at this time • 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta mural by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org. GOOD CUP COFFEE HOUSE: 918 State Street • 805-965-5593. GRAYSPACE GALLERY: ~ Between Ornament & Meaning • 219 Gray Av • Fr-Sa 1-5pm & By Appt • 805-689-0858.

JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed at this time • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Texas ~ April; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4pm • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700.


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MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673. PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging artists with disabilities • 805-260-6705. SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: 1321 State St • 805-845-4270.

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed at this time • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Spring ~ May 17 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411. MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: 619 State St • www.misa-artwork.com.

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MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: See Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In online at www.mcasantabarbara.org • 805-966-5373.

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Art, Gods, and Muses Always With Us


Madonna Litta by Leonardo DaVinci, 1490

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Benois Madonna (Madonna of the Flower) by Leonardo DaVinci, 1478

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me in the Gallery with the two Leonardo paintings. She told Y FRIENDS, I AM SENDING me that she needs to take both YOU MY GREETINGS AND paintings hanging behind the BEST WISHES WHILE WE ARE glass vitrines and to bring them STAYING SAFE AT HOME, to the Museum Conservation trying to find something to do. It is quite a Department. This has to be challenge to write my Art Matters newsletter done once every ten years, so the without visiting Museums, Galleries, or Artist’s Conservator should examine the Studios. I feel hungry for art, but complaining paintings and make sure their is easy…. Let’s be creative. Here are some condition was fine. After that the stories about Art and Culture that hopefully paintings could be returned for can amuse and even inspire you. display in the Museum’s gallery. During World War II, Leningrad, now After explaining to me the known as Saint Petersburg, was surrounded situation, my friend asked me to by German troops for 900 days. It became be very careful and handed to me known as the Siege of Leningrad. The city Leonardo’s Madonna Litta. Then never gave up, but half of the population died she took in her hands the second Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, August 1942. Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) of starvation. The great Russian composer, Madonna and we both started to Philharmonia, Grand Hall Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), lived in walk slowly through the dozens the city during the Siege and composed his famous Seventh Symphony also of the Museum’s rooms to the Conservation Department. Now, decades later, I known as the Leningrad Symphony. It premiered in August 1942 at Leningrad still remember the sensation of holding this Icon in my bare hands- no degree Philharmonia in the Grand Hall. Take a look at the black and white photo, of separation between me and Leonardo. where you see the Grand Hall packed with I had another wonderful rendezvous the people. They are hungry for food, but with the second Leonardo painting, Benois they are here because they are hungry for art. Madonna. In 1979 the small collection And here is another photo taken during of Italian paintings from the Hermitage, the Siege of Leningrad; this one shows you traveled around American museums one of the main Galleries of the Hermitage and came to LACMA. It was my second Museum. There are dozens of empty, gilded year living in LA after emigrating from frames on the walls, but the paintings are the Soviet Union. Seeing this beautiful missing. As a precaution, the most important painting here in the city of Angels, was treasures in the Hermitage’s collection were like being reunited with a beloved family packed and shipped away during the first member. week of war, before the Siege began. The Now let’s jump to year 2016. I was Museum’s galleries were empty but the invited to a private viewing at Sotheby’s Hermitage still continued to be open for Los Angeles office. There was a small visitors. Sounds crazy? You bet! Museum’s Hermitage Museum selection of rare, important European docents would take groups of visitors on a paintings, among them a small, exquisite male portrait by Raphael. The tour, stopping in front of various empty frames and telling about the paintings Sotheby’s manager, a good acquaintance of mine, knowing my Hermitage story that were no longer there. Paintings by Leonardo and Raphael, Rembrandt and about holding the Leonardo in my bare hands, approached me and asked if Titian, Rubens and Velazquez, and the list goes on… I wanted to hold this portrait by Raphael. He removed it from the protective And speaking of Leonardo…the Hermitage Museum has two small glass display and allowed me to hold it for a few seconds… a few seconds of paintings of his, both of them showing Madonna with child. These are the magic and blessing. Thank you my Renaissance friends.... most famous and the most cherished artworks in the Museum’s collection. Discover more Art Matters Columns at I have a personal and a touch crazy experience with these Madonnas. You www.edwardgoldman.com might remember, I used to work in the Educational Department at Hermitage Editorial Note: During this unique time, VOICE Museum in the 1970’s. One day I received a phone call from a friend of mine, has decided to introduce our readers to Edward Curator of the Italian Collection. It was a Monday, the day the Museum was Goldman, who, for more than 30 years, was art critic closed to the public. My friend asked me if I was able to come to the Museum and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program which and help her - though she couldn’t tell me on the phone what the problem was. aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things I grabbed a taxi, used my pass to enter through the administrative entrance Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM. Along the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post and walked through the dozen rooms to meet my friend, who was waiting for

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Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain. Construction began in 1567. By Beverley Jackson, Special to VOICE

Beverley Jackson moved to SB in 1963 from Los Angeles. She wrote a social column for the SB News-Press from 1968-1992. She also wrote the award winning book Splendid Slippers on Chinese footbinding and five other books on China. She latest book is Dolls of Spain. Jackson is avid doll collector and a collector of interesting people. She is also now seriously making and exhibiting pine needle baskets and collage.

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OLUMNS THESE DAYS are all revolving around Yesterdays. I certainly have plenty of those, but where to start? Well, the latest British newspapers I get, gave me today's. Bold print announced the passing of Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath. His father and younger brother were friends of mine, so I had the privilege of visiting at their great Elizabethan mansion Longleat whose fabulous gardens were originally landscaped in the 18th century by Capability Brown. His father, the 6th Marquess of Bath was one of most charming men you could hope to meet. When he entered a room, it was suddenly filled with an atmosphere of great class. Longleat was not only his responsibility, but his love, as were his horses. He loved racing! Now to the late Viscount Weymouth. He was possibly the most hippy hippy I ever encountered – in dress as well as in his way of life – and his hair styles! The first time I met him, we were coming down the grand staircase as he was coming up. My first In one of the Churchill display rooms thought was, "WHO can that possibly be?" We stopped and talked briefly as he took an unusual interest in the eight year old with us when he was informed the child’s mother was Talitha Getty, a daughter-in-law of Paul Getty. The beautiful Talitha was the style icon of the late 1960. You couldn't pick up a fashion magazine without seeing photos of her. She was the second wife of John Paul Getty Jr. Getty was a well known playboy, but nothing to compare to his brother. In fact, being gossipy, we all came up with the thought he took a fatherly interest in the child. One never knows! The trip I'm speaking of was the first showing of the wild murals, the present Marquess had been covering the walls of the great estate with. To say they were incongruous, is putting it mildly. I've seen photos of them since, and I am sorry I don't have one to share. The previous Marquess was one of the world's major collectors of anything to do with Winston Churchill. He had two huge rooms filled with the collection. I happened to be seated under a pair of his well worn jockey outfits. The hand in my lap was placed there by the mischievous Alexander by the way. Inheriting a fortune estimated to be about 157,000,000 pounds, he did do something worthwhile to be remembered by. He started an Animal Park with every type of animal. One visit we had to sit in the car a good half hour waiting for a herd of giraffes to get off the road. He did a TV series on the park. And his autobiography was titled All in the Best Possible Taste. The late Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, who died at age 87 of COVID-19, went to Christ Church, Oxford and politically he was one of the founders of the Wessex Regionalist party.

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By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

HE SANTA BARBARA HARBOR IS A HUGE BIG PLACE! As long as I’ve been writing this column about the goings-on there it seems I have only scratched the surface. These last months have brought a very different Universe, one that has closed many doors previously taken for granted and opened many others. The beginnings of my most recent discovery began with my walks along the breakwater just to breathe in the fresh sea and to escape from the confines of the house. Social Distancing there was never needed. Why? Because there was absolutely no one around. The breakwater was deserted. Viewing the lonely sea of boats, I remembered that there were over one hundred “live aboards,” people who make their home on a boat. From my vantage point, there was no indication that a single soul could possibly be around, much less live in that silent harbor. What was it like, I wondered, to live aboard a boat? I’d never bothered to ask and this seemed to be the ideal opportunity when the normally crowded harbor walkways were completely vacant. By lucky coincidence, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s current Commodore, Garry Pawlitski and his wife Suesan live aboard their sailboat, Sugar, docked at the far end of Marina One. During other times in my comfortable walking shoes, I would have headed down the walkway and requested to come aboard. Although Social Distance prevailed, the Pawlitski’s were nonetheless willing to tell me what it was like to call their 53 foot sailboat home, and what it is like during these challenging times. On the Yacht Club’s Opening Day on March 1st, 2020, a long, long time ago when the world was a different place, Pawlitski talked about how he and Suesan finally moved into their dream home on the water in the Santa Barbara harbor. The company of fellow sailors, the community of live-aboards, the proximity to the Yacht Club and its services, and the beauty of the ocean and the endless shoreline made their slip the perfect address. In his opening remarks Pawlitski welcomed the attendees to his neighborhood … as indeed it was. Although the beauty and serenity described in Pawlitski’s address remains the same, much has changed since the advent of social distancing. The Yacht Club and most harbor businesses have been shuttered and adjustments have been made. “Quarantining on the boat definitely has its upsides,” said Pawlitski. “We sit in our cockpit and see friends from afar on the dock and in the water, but keep social distance while catching up.” Garry and Suesan also hop into their dinghy and explore the harbor or chat with friends also on a dinghy or a boat. Suesan added, “We could go to the islands if the weather were good and we didn’t work every week day!” Pawlitski drives to the UCSB campus everyday to set up and support the remote workers in the mental health department. “This has been a challenging transition as I cannot do this work from home,” he explained. “I’m one of a few who are going in to the actual facility.” Suesan has been teaching her Tone-Up classes daily on the boat via Zoom. As space is limited, she uses it creatively. “On the positive side,” she added, “people from all over the country and across the Pond in London, have been taking my classes.” Family and friends of clients of long standing now have joined in again. As far as daily living is concerned, the Pawlitski’s have been enjoying home cooked plant based meals every day and Suesan has had fun cooking aboard, “For the first time!” she remarked with humor. The facilities (Head) on the boat are used for showers and Suesan makes early morning visits to the laundromat every couple of weeks. Basically with the closure of all the adjacent advantages, the Pawlitski’s are totally dependent on their own resources onboard. Creativity is, and continues to be, the key during these challenging weeks. “It’s hard not having company aboard the boat, for dinner or gatherings like we use to,” said Pawlitski sadly. “Now we can only do a Zoom dinner. The bottom line is we miss being able to be with our friends and the social aspect of living in the harbor.” From my viewpoint on the breakwater that statement is something I can totally understand. Not to mention, if you had asked me about Zoom a few weeks ago I’d have thought someone had been ticketed for speeding! But I feel much like the Pawlitskis: the location is unbeatable, the Best in all of Santa Barbara! Photos by Sigrid Toye

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


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EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS UPDATED APRIL 16 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will distribute free groceries and fresh produce at the following locations. No documentation/registration required. Everyone is welcome. Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and cleanliness of each site. For a complete list of sites where you can receive groceries, fresh produce, or prepared meals, please visit FoodbankSBC.org.


Orcutt Presbyterian Church 993 Patterson Rd. Every Friday, 2pm-4pm

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast 901 N. Railroad Ave.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am-1pm Allan Hancock College 800 S. College Dr. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am-1pm Catholic Charities 607 W. Main St. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm-2pm Elks Lodge 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Every Thursday, 10am-1pm

Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Broadway Every Tuesday, 10am-11am Angel Food/Pacific Christian 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Every Saturday, 9am-12pm Salvation Army 200 W. Cook Ave. Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-11:30am St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 402 S. Lincoln St. Every Thursday, 8:30am-10am Victory Harvest Church of God 619 N. Railroad Ave. 3rd Monday, 8am-10am Calvary Chapel 2620 Santa Maria Way 3rd Saturday, 9am-10am St. John Neumann Church 966 W. Orchard St. 2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am Oasis Orcutt Senior Center 420 Soares Ave. 3rd Thursday, 9:30am-11am Evans Park  200 W. Williams St. 3rd Friday, 3pm Rancho Hermosa  235 E. Inger Dr. 1st Friday, 3pm


United Boys & Girls Clubs 1025 W. Ocean Ave. Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm Village Chapel 3915 Constellation Rd. Every Tuesday, 10:30am-1pm Last Friday of the month, 3 pm FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center 646 N.H St. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-12pm Lompoc High School 515 W. College Ave. Last Saturday of the month, 8:30am Catholic Charities 352 N. 2nd St. Monday-Friday, 10am-11:45am 12:30pm-2pm Santa Rita Village 926 W. Apricot Ave 4th Wednesday, 10:30am


Los Alamos Senior Center 690 Bell St. Every Saturday, 11am-1pm 2nd Wednesday, 3pm People Helping People 260 Gonzales Dr. Every other Thursday (4/23), 10am-11am


Guadalupe Senior Center 4545 10th St. Every Thursday, 1pm-3pm Beatitude House 267 Campodonico Ave. Every Tuesday, 11:30am-12:45pm Family Service Center 4681 11th St. Last Thursday of the month, 12pm Ranch Acres 1050 Escalante Dr. 4th Tuesday, 3pm


Buellton Senior Center 164 W. Hwy 246 (Behind post office) Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm


Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm Except Wednesday, 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm

United Boys & Girls Clubs 602 W. Anapamu St. Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm Every Saturday, 10am-12pm Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. Every Monday and Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Friday, 9am-11am Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave. 1st Tuesday, 1pm 2nd Tuesday, 1pm Franklin Community Center 1136 E. Montecito St. 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm Every Thursday, 1pm Presidio Springs 721 Laguna St. 3rd Wednesday, 4pm-6pm Catholic Charities 609 E. Haley St. Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm St. George Community Church 1032 E. Mason St.  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2pm-4pm New Life Church 50 E. Alamar Ave. 3rd Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St.  1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Every Wednesday, 2:30p-4pm Positano Apartments 11 Camino De Vida 3rd Monday, 3pm


St. Patrick’s Church 501 Fair Oaks Ave. Tuesday-Thursday, 4pm-5pm


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United Boys & Girls Clubs 5701 Hollister Dr. Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 By Appointment ONLY Contact Ana Maya, 805-869-3303 St. George YMCA  889 Camino Del Sur Every Tuesday, 10am-12pm Good Shepherd Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. 1st Saturday, 9am Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3rd Saturday, 8am-10am Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach Dr. 1st Thursday, 9am UCSB 2837 UCEN Every Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm


Carpinteria Children's Project 5201 8th St. April 15 & 22 only, 4:30pm-5:30pm Co-hosted by United Boys & Girls Clubs


People Helping People Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Dr. Every Tuesday, 12pm-2pm Every other Thursday (4/23), 12pm-1pm Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. Every Tuesday, 4pm-6pm Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4th Monday, 2:30pm-4pm


Nipomo Food Basket 197 W. Tefft St. Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm


Richardson Park 3rd Wednesday, 12pm

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El Banco de Comida del Condado de Santa Barbara distribuirá comestibles saludables y productos frescos gratuitos a la communidad en los siguientes sitios. No se requiere documentos ni cita previa para asistir los sitios. Todos son bienvenidos. Se han tomado medidas para garantizar la seguridad y limpieza de cada sitio. Por favor visite FoodbankSBC.org para ver la lista completa de los lugares donde puede recibir alimentos, productos frescos o comidas preparadas.


Orcutt Presbyterian Church 993 Patterson Rd. Cada viernes, 2pm-4pm

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast 901 N. Railroad Ave.  Cada lunes, miércoles y viernes, 11am-1pm Allan Hancock College 800 S. College Dr. Cada martes y jueves, 11am-1pm Catholic Charities 607 W. Main St. Cada martes y jueves, 12pm-2pm Elks Lodge 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Cada jueves, 10am-1pm

Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Broadway Cada martes, 10am-11am Angel Food/Pacific Christian 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Cada sábado, 9am-12pm Salvation Army 200 W. Cook Ave. De lunes a jueves, 9:30am-11:30am St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 402 S. Lincoln St. Cada jueves, 8:30am-10am Victory Harvest Church of God 619 N. Railroad Ave. 3er lunes, 8am-10am Calvary Chapel 2620 Santa Maria Way 3er sábado, 9am-10am St. John Neumann Church 966 W. Orchard St. 2do miércoles, 9am-10am Oasis Orcutt Senior Center 420 Soares Ave. 3er jueves, 9:30am-11am Evans Park  200 W. Williams St. 3er viernes, 3pm Rancho Hermosa  235 E. Inger Dr. 1er viernes, 3pm


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United Boys & Girls Clubs 1025 W. Ocean Ave. De lunes a viernes, 1pm-3pm Village Chapel 3915 Constellation Rd. Cada martes, 10:30am-1pm El último viernes de cada mes, 3pm FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center 646 N.H St. Cada lunes, miércoles y viernes, 10am-12pm Lompoc High School 515 W. College Ave. El último sábado de cada mes, 8:30am Catholic Charities 352 N. 2nd St. De lunes a viernes, 10am-11:45am 12:30pm-2pm Santa Rita Village 926 W. Apricot Ave 4to miércoles, 10:30am


Los Alamos Senior Center 690 Bell St. Cada sábado, 11am-1pm 2do miércoles, 3pm People Helping People 260 Gonzales Dr. Cada dos jueves, 10am-11am (Abril 23)

GUADALUPE Guadalupe Senior Center

4545 10th St. Cada jueves, 1pm-3pm Beatitude House 267 Campodonico Ave. Cada martes, 11:30am-12:45pm Family Service Center 4681 11th St. El último jueves de cada mes, 12pm Ranch Acres 1050 Escalante Dr. 4to martes, 3pm


Buellton Senior Center 164 W. Hwy 246 (Detras de la oficina de correos) De lunes a viernes, 9am-3pm


Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. De lunes a viernes, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm Excepto el miércoles, 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm

United Boys & Girls Clubs 602 W. Anapamu St. De lunes a viernes, 1pm-3pm Cada sábado, 10am-12pm Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. Cada lunes y miércoles 1pm-3pm, viernes, 9am-11am Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave. 1er martes, 1pm 2do martes, 1pm Franklin Community Center 1136 E. Montecito St. 3er martes, 1:30pm Cada jueves, 1pm Presidio Springs 721 Laguna St. 3er miércoles, 4pm-6pm Catholic Charities 609 E. Haley St. De lunes a viernes, 9am-4:30pm St. George Community Church 1032 E. Mason St.  Cada lunes, miércoles y viernes 2pm-4pm New Life Church 50 E. Alamar Ave. 3er martes, 1pm-2:30pm Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St.  1er, 2do y 4to sábado, 9am-10am Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Cada miércoles, 2:30p-4pm Positano Apartments 11 Camino De Vida 3er lunes, 3pm

SAN LUIS OBISPO St. Patrick’s Church

501 Fair Oaks Ave. De martes a jueves, 4pm-5pm





United Boys & Girls Clubs 5701 Hollister Dr. De lunes a viernes, 1pm-3pm Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 SOLO por cita, contáctese Ana Maya, 805-869-3303 St. George YMCA  889 Camino Del Sur Cada martes, 10am-12pm Good Shepherd Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. 1er sábado, 9am Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3er sábado, 8am-10am Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach Dr. 1er jueves, 9am

UCSB 2837 UCEN Cada miércoles y viernes, 10am-3pm

CARPINTERIA Carpinteria Children's Project

5201 8th St. Solo Abril 15 y 22, 4:30pm-5:30pm Co-patrocinado por United Boys & Girls Clubs


People Helping People Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Dr. Cada martes, 12pm-2pm Cada dos jueves, 12pm-1pm (Abril 23) Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. Cada martes, 4pm-6pm Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4to lunes, 2:30pm-4pm

NIPOMO Nipomo Food Basket

197 W. Tefft St. Cada lunes, martes y jueves 10am-1pm


Richardson Park 3er miércoles, 12pm


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Poetic VOICE Toward Salvation Jane Hirshfield Ledger (Knopf, 2020)

A deer rises onto her haunches to reach for an apple, though many fallen apples are on the ground. —from “A Ream of Paper”


OBEL LAUREATE CZESLAW MILOSZ SAID OF JANE HIRSHFIELD, “She has profound empathy for the suffering of all beings.” Ledger is a major cultural event and it came to me that her large presence is a flowering of Kuan Yin nature, our potential “to hear the cries of the world and respond helpfully,” as Sanskrit origins of the name suggest. Jane’s poetry revels in her helplessness to be other than fully human, awake to how startling it all is. She embraces the shared journey, rallying larger hearts of connection—giving courage, succor—fiercely tender to stumbles. In an exchange of Jane Hirschfield letters about the new book, I expressed uninhibited gratitude. Her work is vital to one such as myself who feels swamped by rage in these perilous times. She said, “In my own dark moments, when in need of help, my antidote has been to help others. Or at least attempt to. Your rage is perfectly understandable to me, as we watch the fabric of the planet and the fabric of human relations be so callously torn, mud-dragged, burned. I feel it also. But I know it is information, to be turned to use, or it would destroy what it is that information has arisen to serve. Every temple in Japan and China has a fierce guardian deity at its entrance. They also serve. One need only remember what it is they are protecting.” Spell To Be Said Against Hatred Until each breath refuses “they, those, them.” Until the “Dramatis Personae” of the book’s first page says, “Each one of you.” Until hope bows to its hopelessness only as one self bows to another. Until cruelty bends to its work and sees suddenly: “ I.” Until anger and insult know themselves burnable legs of a useless table. Until the unsurprised unbidden knees find themselves bending. Until fear bows to its object as a bird’s shadow bows to its bird. Until the ache of the solitude inside the hands, the ribs, the ankles. Until the sound the mouse makes inside the mouth of the cat. Until the inaudible acids bathing the coral. Until what feels no one’s weighing is no longer weightless. Until what feels no one’s earning is no longer taken. Until grief, pity, confusion, laughter, longing know themselves mirrors. Until by “we” we mean I , them, you, the muskrat, the tiger, the hunger. Until by “I” we mean as a dog barks, sounding and vanishing and sounding and vanishing completely. Until by “until” we mean I, we, you, them, the muskrat, the tiger the hunger, the lonely barking of the dog before it is answered.

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amazement, surprise.” With a nature furthered by eight years of formal training and lay ordination as a zen monk in the seventies, Jane’s Kuan Yin instincts are always unfurling—to listen, to breathe Being’s one air: “It was pretty funny, I thought. I finally write a poem, one just to take in what was happening, and within four hours it was asked for, within four days, published. How I became a public voice remains to me a mystery. But it’s still true, even for an introvert solitary, that to have a poem serve others, well, that helps.” Thus we have the comfort of this post-Ledger stay-at-home-poem days ago in the San Francisco Chronicle— Today, When I Could Do Nothing Today, when I could do nothing, I saved an ant. It must have come in with the morning paper, still being delivered to those who shelter in place. A morning paper is still an essential service. I am not an essential service. I have coffee and books, time, a garden, silence enough to fill cisterns. It must have first walked the morning paper, as if loosened ink taking the shape of an ant. Then across the laptop computer—warm— then onto the back of a cushion. Small black ant, alone, crossing a navy cushion, moving steadily because that is what it could do. Set outside in the sun, it could not have found again its nest. What then did I save? It did not move as if it was frightened, even while walking my hand, which moved it through swiftness and air. Ant, alone, without companions, whose ant-heart I could not fathom— how is your life, I wanted to ask. I lifted it, took it outside. The first day when I could do nothing, contribute nothing beyond staying distant from my own kind, I did this. I would not like to wake up in a world without a new Jane Hirshfield poem. It is sheer joy to have a glimpse of her next book, again a warm hand toward salvation.

Like Others

from Ledger’s Wood. Salt. Tin.

In the end, I was like others. A person.

Little soul, it is strange—

Sometimes embarrassed, sometimes afraid.

Richard Jarrette—author of Beso the Donkey (2010), A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (2015), The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (2017), The Pond (2019), and Strange Antlers (2021).

When “Fire!” was shouted, some ran toward it, some away— I neck-deep among them. Please visit www.poetryfoundation.org for a complete biography of the prolific and honored Jane Hirshfield—not only a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, but in 2019 also inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She founded “Poets For Science” in 2017, an interactive exhibit of poems and other writings housed at Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center which has traveled the country. She says, “It may be that poetry’s work is preparatory, like the work of earthworms in garden soil: its own completion but also a tilling, a making of lightened, turned ground that supports further life. One earthworm may not make much difference, but the existence of earthworms, microbes, and the innumerable other unnamed, uncounted beings, is indispensable for the survival of a larger wholeness. So it is with our words. I write poems, one at a time, that speak, I hope, into my bewilderment and of my griefs, but also of this world’s opulence, connection, abundance,

even now it is early.

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April is National Poetry Month

Celebrating Santa Barbara Poets On Spacks Street Many Crowns

Rain all night, and in the dawn I wrap my tears around your neck.

Sheltering in Santa Barbara

No klaxons on the phone this time to warn us of debris flows.

A sprinkling of sour grass along the green hillsides, the red-hot pokers flowering again— yellow bursting into flame.

Instead, a slow and silent prince, tossing his crowns in suppliant lungs. We are still waiting for him to call, handsomely, at our door.

My daughter, home from college in New York, types gamely on her laptop: freshman year could have been much worse.


My wife passes the time strumming her guitar, while out back I watch the turkey vultures circle.

After Spring rains, craneflies come into the back porch and bob against the netting.

When the wind blows hot in the late afternoon, they whip against the blue sky like a scatter of burnt embers.

Sinister as wasps, harmless as superstitions, they float up into the cobwebs. Corners are bad for them. Any convergence of relatives and they end up dead all over the house. We pick them up by their wings—their legs come off too easily. You can know nothing of a cranefly once it flattens on the sill—a dusty propeller, a few scattered wires— but to find one cupped with dew on the mallow leaf, elegant as a long-boned hand, the amber of its thin wing catching fire, you might arc yourself above it and wait for it to warm, you might hope for a breath to take it lightly up. By Enid Osborn, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Printed with permission of the author, Enid Osborn from her unpublished manuscript: Little Wakes.

Photo by by Sanjay Acharya

By David Starkey, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Printed with permission of the author, David Starkey

By Paul Willis, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Printed with permission of the author, Paul Willis

AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY Column 787 By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate


HAD TO DROP OUT OF A PHILOSOPHY CLASS IN COLLEGE because I’d begun to think about what I was thinking about and I was getting dizzy and sick. Here’s a poem by Danusha Laméris about getting relief from thinking. It’s from Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, published by Grayson Books of West Hartford, CT. The poet lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and she has a book forthcoming in April 2020 from the University of Pittsburgh Press entitled Bonfire Opera.

Thinking Don’t you wish they would stop, all the thoughts swirling around in your head, bees in a hive, dancers tapping their way across the stage? I should rake the leaves in the carport, buy Christmas lights. Was there really life on Mars? What will I cook for dinner? I walk up the driveway, put out the garbage bins. I should stop using plastic bags, visit my friend whose husband just left her for the Swedish nanny. I wish I hadn’t said Patrick’s painting looked “ominous.” Maybe that’s why he hasn’t called. Does the car need oil again? There’s a hole in the ozone the size of Texas and everything seems to be speeding up. Come, let’s stand by the window and look out at the light on the field. Let’s watch how the clouds cover the sun and almost nothing stirs in the grass. American Life In Poetry does not accept unsolicited submissions. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www. poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2013 by Danusha Laméris, “Thinking,” from The Moons of August, (Autumn House Press, 2013). Poem reprinted by permission of Danusha Laméris and the publisher. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006.



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Someone’s In The Kitchen!

Make It To-Go! Once More!


By Amanda and Richard Payatt Special to VOICE

ANTA BARBARA, YOUR RESTAURANTS STILL NEED YOU! So many of them have remained open through this dreadful COVID-19 crisis. They want to be here for the community. They want to be here for you. And they want to be here for their employees, too. Because they know that if they can’t keep that wonderful crew together through this tough time… your favorite restaurant might not be there when the world opens back up for business as usual. We all ordered food last week. It is time to support our restaurants again! Everything is To-Go these days. Almost everybody has a website with the special menus and special offers. Many restaurants have arrangements with delivery services. All can do pick-up orders, and many have extra discounts if you pick it up yourself. Yes, they are all working with skeleton crews. Yes, they may not always pick up the phone immediately. Yes, they aren’t open the usual hours. But they are doing everything that they can do to stay alive. So, Santa Barbara, here are some more of our favorite restaurants in town that are doing something for you! So put down that spatula, hit the website, or pick up the phone. And you can even run down to McDonald’s, Taco Bell, or Jack In The Box on the way to pick up some comfort food to keep the kids happy. They need their old favorites, too.


Mizza is one of our favorite pizzas. And happily, all of the yummy food from Mizza is available from BOGOSB for delivery or pick-up. This includes their pastas, chicken wings, and salads. Oh… Beer, wine, and cocktails to go! Right now, they are offering a Buy-OneGet-One deal on any large pizza. Also, there are some wonderfully priced Family Value packs with enough food to feed a family of six! Mizza/BOGOSB • 1112 State St • 805-564-3900 • Daily 4-9pm • www.BOGOSB.com

Edomasa Sushi

Hometown sushi and lots of it from a Santa Barbara’s late-night favorite. Edomasa is miraculously managing its regular menu during the shut-down. They have always done delivery and pick-up orders. And to help out during the shut-down, they are even open on Mondays, their traditional day off. They do delivery, or you can phone in a pick-up order. Edomasa • 2710 De La Vina • 805-687-0210 • Daily 6pm-Midnight • www.EdomasaSushi.com

Los Agaves

Carlos is serving us some killer family specials during the shut-down. The Family Dinner Special: two chile

rellenos, two tacos, two cheese enchiladas, sopes, rice, beans, chips and salsa for $45 will easily feed six. Many of your favorite tacos and burritos, along with some of the most popular specialties of the house fill the temporary menu. Margaritas are also To-Go. The Milpas restaurant is closed, but De La Vina and Goleta are open! Phone in or order online. And buy a gift card! 100 percent of gift card purchases go directly to the employees.

Los Agaves • 2911 De La Vina in Santa Barbara • 805-682-2600 7024 Market Place Dr in Goleta • 805-986-4000 Daily 11-8pm • www.Los-Agaves.com

Via Maestra 42

Renato started this restaurant as a showcase for his Italian grocery business. Now in addition to the fabulous food, he is also selling his grocery items directly, rather than only to the restaurant trade. All of the regular menu and specials are there. So, you don’t have to worry about whether or not that lovely gnocchi is available. The website doesn’t have full menu, so phone in an order and find out today’s special. And great discounts on wine packs! Delivery options are also available.

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Community News Local Veterans to Receive $500,000 In Services


ETERANS IN TRANSITION will receive $500,000 in support services from the Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board, a result of a grant from the State of California. “We are very excited to be able to bring this substantial EDD Veterans Grant to Santa Barbara County that will enable us to assist veterans and spouses of veterans with employment and training services,” shared SBCWDB Chair Sandra Dickerson. “We look forward to partnering with local public and non-profit organizations in this effort.” The California Employment Development Department in coordination with the California Workforce Development Board, and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, awarded the Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board a Veterans’ EmploymentRelated Assistance Program grant. The grant will provide services to veterans and their spouses who face significant barriers to employment, and promotes industry sector strategies to help unemployed and underemployed individuals transition from military careers to rewarding civilian employment. The SBCWDB is one of ten agencies across the state to receive the competitive grant funding. The grant-funded project is an expansion of the innovative program design that provides Veterans training and employment services in a mobile veteran’s center approach. The Veteran Employment & Training Services program will serve veterans and spouses at locations closer to their home. The program brings together four different partners to provide vocational training services (including paid work experience/job opportunities), and other supportive services. The SBCWDB will lead the collaborative, with the following partners: EDD Job Service: re-employment services, career services, locally coordinated workforce preparation services, and direct job placement; EDD Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG): job search and job placement assistance, individualized career and training services; Goodwill Industries of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties: will recruit Veterans and provide case management, paid work experience, training and follow-up services; Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down: Veteran referrals from Stand Down and connection to Stand Down participating agencies for enhanced collaboration. “During my time working with Stand Down, I’ve seen firsthand the needs of our veterans. The most vital of those needs is a job. This grant will allow our veterans the chance to become gainfully employed and productive members of the community,” added Fifth District For information visit www.sbcwdb.org Supervisor Steve Lavagnino.

Via Maestra 42 • 3343 State St • 805-569-6522 Daily 8:30-7:30pm • www.ViaMaestra42.com

Harry’s Plaza Cafe

Santa Barbara’s iron-clad old-fashioned red leather restaurant is keeping its full menu available. But the 16 ounce To-Go drink specials are a wonderous bargain at $13.95. (And I thought their regular drinks were huge!) Their daily specials that we all know, and love are also still there, from Tee-Off Wednesday (prime rib) to Taco Tuesday. And they even have breakfast to go! For Take-Out or curbside delivery, give them a call. Harry’s Plaza Cafe • 3313-B State St • 805-687-2800 Noon to 9pm Mon.-Thurs. / 11-9pm Fri-Sun • www.HarrysPlazaCafe.com Richard and Amanda Payatt have 40+ years of publishing experience between them. With decades in the food and wine industries (both are sommeliers), they bring readers “In the Kitchen/In the Cellar” with a focus on the people that create the food and wine we enjoy.

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Life on the Curb

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Not business as usual...

Coffee Shops The Daily Grind 2001 De La Vina St • 805-687-4966 • www.dailygrindsb.com

Low Pigeon 401 E. Haley St • 805-2653675 • https://lowpigeon.com

Fine Dining SB Roasting Company 321 Motor Way • ww.sbcoffee.com

Andersen’s Danish Bakery 1106 State St • 805-962-5085 • https:// andersenssantabarbara.com

Ca’Dario 29 E Victoria St • 805-957-2020 • www.cadariorestaurants.com Finch & Fork 31 W. Carrillo St • https:// finchandforkrestaurant.com Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood 512 State St • 805-965-3363 • www.holdrens.com/sb Jane 1311 State St • 805-962-1311 • www.janesb.com/jane-to-gocurbside-pick-up-menu Milk & Honey 30 W Anapamu St • 805-364-2699 (TEXT) • www.milknhoneytapas.com Roy 7 W Carrillo St • 805-966-5636 Sama Sama Kitchen 1208 State St • 805-965-4566 • http://samasamakitchen.com

Quick Bites

The Habit Burger Grill 628 State St • 805-687-5006 McDonald’s 1213 State St • 805-966-6566 Subway 1021 State St • 805-564-8068 Three Pickles: 126 E. Canon Perdido St • 805-965-1015 • https://threepickles.com


Barbareño: 205 W Canon Perdido St • www.barbareno.com

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Black Sheep 26 E. Ortega • 805-965-1113 • www.blacksheepsb.com The Blue Owl 5 W Canon Perdido St • 805-450-8260 • http://theblueowlsb.com/ Brasil Arts Cafe 1230 State St • 805-637-5355 • www.brasilartscafe.com C’est Cheese 825 Santa Barbara St • 805-965-0318 • https://cestcheese.com Cajun Kitchen Cafe 901 Chapala St • 805-689-3566 • https://cajunkitchencafe.com California Pasta 811 State St • 805-899-4030 • www.californiapastasb.com California Pizza Kitchen 719 Paseo Nuevo • 805-9624648 • www.cpk.com Chase Bar & Grill 1012 State St • 805-965-4351 • www.chaserestaurant.com Corazon Cocina 38 W. Victoria St • 805-845-0282 • https://corazoncocinasb.com Crushcakes & Café 1315 Anacapa St • 805-8958900 • www.crushcakes.com Eleven14 Crafthouse & Kitchen 1114 State St • www.1114sb.com Eureka! 601 Paseo Nuevo • 805-618-3388 • https:// eurekarestaurantgroup.com Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen

35 State St • 805-845-3100 • https://finneyscrafthouse. alohaorderonline.com/ Galanga Thai Restaurant 507 State St • 805-899-3199 • www.grubhub.com/restaurant/ galanga-thai-restaurant-507state-st-santa-barbara/989097 Islands Burger 3825 State St Jeannine’s 15 E Figueroa St • 805-9661717 • https://jeannines.com Kai Sushi Japanese Food 738 State St • 805-560-8777 • www.kaisushisb.com

Take-Out & Delivery Only

Kyle’s Kitchen 791 Chapala St • 805-9628500 • www.grubhub.com/ restaurant/kyles-kitchen--chapala-791-chapala-st-santabarbara/989192 La Playa Azul 914 Santa Barbara St • 805-966-2860 • http://laplayaazulcafe.com Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out 14 W Figueroa St • 805-9656173 • www.losarroyos.net Mizza 1112 State St • 805-883-3935 • www.mizzasb.com Norton’s Pastrami and Deli 18 W Figueroa St • 805-9653210 • http://nortonsdeli.com Pascucci 509 State St • 805-963-8123 • https://pascuccirestaurant.com Petit Valentien 1114 State St • 805-966-0222 • www.petitvalentien.com Pickles & Swiss 811 State St • 805-730-9299 • www.picklesandswiss.com PizzaRev 12 De La Guerra Pl • 805-9626448 • https://pizzarev.com Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro 1324 State St • 805-7573322 • https://renaudsbistro. com/pages/collections Rudy’s 138 E. Canon Perdido St • 805-845-5446 • www.rudys-mexican.com Rusty’s Pizza Parlor 111 State St • 805-564-1111 • www.rustyspizza.com Rusty’s Pizza Parlor 232 W. Carillo St • 805-5641111 • www.rustyspizza.com Savoy Cafe & Deli 24 W Figueroa St • 805-9626611 • https://savoycafe. weebly.com Scarlett Begonia 11 W Victoria St • 805-770-2143 • http://scarlettbegonia.net/web Shalhoob’s 220 Gray Ave • 805-963-7733 • https://shalhoob.com South Coast Deli 10 E Carrillo St • 805-845-4600 • https://southcoastdeli.com

State & Fig 1114 State St • 805-965-1730 • www.stateandfig.com Sushi Bar 29 1134 Chapala St • 805-965-8873 Sushi Tyme 819 State St • 805-963-9955 Uncorked Wine Tasting & Kitchen 432 E. Haley St • 805-6904590 • www.uncorkedsb.com Villa Wine Bar 618 Anacapa St • 805-4536865 • www.villawinebar.com Wabi Sabi 38 W. Victoria St • 805-770-5300 Zen Yai Thai Cuisine 425 State St • 805-957-1102 • https://zenyairestaurant.com

Smoothie/Ice Cream

Embermill 1031 State St • www.embermillsb.com

Modern Times 400 State St • www.moderntimesbeer.com

Fala Bar

Riverbench Winery 137 Anacapa St • 805-3244100 • https://riverbench.com

38 W. Victoria St • 805-770- 7702 Hook & Press Donuts 1131 State St • 805-689-6820 • www.hookandpressdonuts.com

Blenders In The Grass 720 State St • 805-962-5715 • www.drinkblenders.com

Kanaloa Seafood 715 Chapala St • 805-966-5159 • https://kanaloaseafood.com

Cold Stone Creamery 504 State St • 805-882-9128 • https://express.ordercoldstone.com

Oat Bakery 5 W. Haley St • 805-335-1628 • www.oatbakery.com

McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream 728 State St • 805-569-2323 • https://mcconnells.com

Specialty Foods Yogurtland 621 State St • 805-564-8680

805 Boba 213 Paseo Nuevo • 805-8455655 • www.805boba.com Apna Indian Cuisine 718 State St • 805-770-8479

Bibi Ji 734 State St • 805-560-6845 • https://bibijisb.com Buena Onda 1131 State St • 805-699-5672 • www.buenaondasb.com Choppa Poke 716 State St • 805-324-4536 • www.grubhub.com/restaurant/ choppa-poke-716-state-stsanta-barbara/1175176 Cubaneo 418 State St • www.cubaneosb.com The Drunken Crab 416 State St • 805-845-2986 • www.thedrunkencrab.com/ DCSantaBarbara

Tasting Rooms

Armada Beer & Wine Merchant 1129 A State St - Inside San Marcos Court • 805-770-5912 • www.armada.bar Au Bon Climat Tasting Room 813 Anacapa St • 805-8458435 • www.aubonclimat.com Draughstmen 1131 State St • 805-259-4356 • www.draughtsmenaleworks. com/mosaic-locale Folded Hills Winery 1294 Coast Village Road • 805-694-8086 • https:// foldedhills.com/ Grassini Family Vineyards 24 El Paseo • 805-897-3366 • www.grassinifamilyvineyards.com Happy Canyon Vineyard 30 El Paseo • 805-232-3549 • www.happycanyonvineyard.com Jamie Slone Wines 23 E De La Guerra St • 805-560-6555 • www.jamieslonewines.com Margerum Tasting Room 19 E. Mason St • 805-845-8435 • www.margerumwines.com

For more info and promotions visit www.downtownsb.org/discover/currentpromotions

Sanford Winery 1114 State St • 805-770-7873 • www.sanfordwinery.com/ shop-all-wines The Wine Shepherd 30 E. Ortega • 805-452-5564 • https://wineshepherdsb.com Third Window Brewing 406 E. Haley St • 805-979-5090 • www.thirdwindowbrewing.com PokeCeviche 651 Paseo Nuevo #313 Sachi Ramen & Robata Bar 721 Chapala St • 805-845-1806 • www.sachiramenbarsb.com Santa Barbara Craft Ramen 436 State St • 805-770-2170 • www.santabarbaracraftramen.com


Santa Barbara Public Market 38 W Victoria St • 805-770-7702 • www.sbpublicmarket.com

Hana Kitchen 503 State St • 805-845-9039 Mosaic Locale Shop & Stroll • 1131 State St • www.mosaiclocale.com Recipes Bakery 604 Santa Barbara St • 805-965-3335 • www.recipesbakery.com Satellite Wine Bar & Cafe 1117 State St • 805-364-3043 • https://satellitesb.com Shaker Mill Bars & Clubs • 418 State St • www.shakermillsb.com


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Movies to Pass the Time


or bust economic times, history appears on our TV screens in real time. There are so many wonderful movies available I don’t even know where to start. Films to make us laugh, cry, and that are full of excitement are always on the menu around here. And the great directors of the past come to mind: Charlie Chaplin, William Wellman, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Willie Wyler, and my favorite, Frank Capra (to name only a few). Moving closer to the 100 year window of the 1980’s, it’s George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Spielberg. Speaking of Steven Spielberg, why not inject a little excitement into a dull evening by watching the film that scared the shorts off the entire world in 1975 (and still does) ...JAWS! How about that big fish? Three actually, all named Bruce, one for the top view and two others for its left and right sides. Based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name, Jaws became the prototype for the summer blockbuster as one of the greatest films ever made and established the current Hollywood business model for high box-office returns. A little research with the help of Professor Google and YouTube revealed details about the making of Jaws. In a word, the production was a total nightmare! The film blasted through its four million dollar budget to nine million, and its planned 55 day shoot wrapped

Ongoing Opportunities

SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back often as new content will be added. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/gaviota_coast_walks

Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve during expanded hours on Weekends from 10am to 4pm (April 18-19; May 2-3) and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Dates are subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines and dependent on community adherence to social distancing requirements. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://interland3. donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E9622&id=104

Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!: 60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live:

after 159 days. Three million of the budget overage was due to Bruce, the half shark-half Terminator (called by the crew ‘Flaws’), whose three models broke down regularly at the least opportune moments. Do remember that all the frightening effects in the picture, whether live or mechanical, were done without today’s computer generated imagery. Filmed in the waters of the Atlantic off Martha’s Vineyard, Jaws was the first film shot primarily in the ocean. Spielberg himself acknowledged that this wasn’t the best idea. “I was naive about the ocean, basically. I was pretty naive about Mother Nature and the hubris of a filmmaker who thinks he can conquer the elements... but I was too young to know when I demanded that we shoot the film in the Atlantic Ocean and not in a North Hollywood tank,” he recalled. A series of location related afflictions plagued the production: bad weather, seasickness, unwanted sailboats invading the frame, seaweed beds, water soaked cameras and electrical malfunctions. These difficulties weren’t only equipment related: actor Richard Dreyfuss was almost trapped in the steel cage, Robert Shaw imbibed on a regular basis, the writer avoided decapitation by a boat’s propellers, and the Orca, the film’s sea going location, once began sinking with the principle actors on board. Spielberg calculated that during the 12-hour daily work schedule, only four hours were actually spent filming. Needless to say, when actors and crew returned

Pravrajika Vrajaprana will be the featured speaker in Hospice of SB’s Virtual Learn @ Lunch on Friday, April 24th. Pravrajika Vrajaprana será la oradora destacada de la serie virtual de “Learn @ Lunch” de Hospice of SB que se llevará a cabo el viernes, 24 de abril.

engage, and connect. Visit their webpage to find virtual art classes, live concerts and music streams, art activities for all ages, virtual galleries and museums, and more. https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/ Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT nightly and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Center Stage Theater Digital Arts Festival: The Digital Arts Festival, streaming nightly at 7pm through April 30th, offers community members a chance to meet some incredible artists through interviews hosted by Jim Sirianni. Interviews can be found on the Center Stage blog. Visit:

www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oECgVms-HVED2tbLzYfkA • 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb

https://centerstagetheatersbdotblog.wordpress.com/blog-2/ or https://centerstagetheater.org/

Sundays with the Symphony will feature online audio broadcasts of select past performances lasting approximately 30 minutes each and will run one time only, start to finish, live at https://thesymphony. org/livestream/stream. The next broadcast will take place on Sunday, May 3rd, at 3:30pm and will feature music by local composer, the late Robin Frost.

If you are interested in submitting work or ideas email admin@centerstagetheater.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering step-by-step instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the Museum’s collection; as well as lectures, musical performances, and Exhibition Extras from their Video Library.


The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: Throughout the duration of the center’s closure, the Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create,

from work they were DONE. But, the results were fantastic! All these challenges resulted in one of the most acclaimed and popular films ever made. To this day even the fin of the friendly dolphin sends me into a tailspin. Jaws certainly stands the test of time. The struggle between Amity’s mayor, played by talented character actor Murray Hamilton, seeking to preserve the economic benefits of the July 4th weekend, and Roy Scheider’s Police Chief wanting to insure public safety in the face of danger certainly resonates today. This gift from Steven Spielberg and his Atlantic ocean challenged crew is well worth the watch. Happy viewing!

Building Together: What Home Means To Me: Peoples’ Self Help Housing invites the community to participate in the creative project “Building Together – What Home Means to Me.” Build a little house, write ‘what home means to you’, send a photo to communications@pshhc. org, or share on social media using #WhatHomeMeansToMe and #PSHHBuildingTogether. For full details visit www.pshhc.org/BuildingTogether Courtesy photo


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OCIAL DISTANCING: THE RISE OF BOREDOM should actually be one of those blockbuster Star Wars franchise films. Don’t we all feel like we’ve traveled to a Galaxy Far, Far Away? In this strange new world, that’s how it seems at the moment, so why not pass the time going to the movies – as opposed to feeling like we’re in one! As a classic film lover, I’m passing the time by enjoying the gifts left by storytellers of the past. By the past, I mean the first 100 years of motion pictures from the short films of the Lumiere Brothers to George Lucas’ early mythological Star Wars trilogy. The 1895 Paris screening of the Lumiere’s short films was the beginning of motion pictures for entertainment, and soon film production companies were established all over the world transforming film into a massive industry. During its first century, film production progressed from black and white shorts to epic tales in brilliant color with the magic of special effects in the days before the computer generated imagery of today. Collecting DVD’s, watching TCM, and streaming old movies is my idea of a really good time. Old movies are a window into the past ... and what a library of knowledge they are! Whether it be fashion, social morays, boom


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SB Public Library Delivers!: Request books or other library materials to be delivered via USPS media mail. Adult Request Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/ e/1FAIpQLSdmzFh_OU7trklfy29_L02MHu3aKqF6cJx5GLySlKiLXz6eJA/ viewform Children Request Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX Xk25TTjjZ3GuULkhbacO0eJRohK24t8SppDZHeyUpLD0QQ/viewform For more info visit www.sbplibrary.org

Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday Services will be streamed via Zoom through May 31st from 9:50 to 11am. Everyone is welcome. To “attend” a Live Oak Sunday service go to www.zoom.com, click “join a meeting, enter meeting ID 991 200 709, click “join.”

Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content, clips from the A&L archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online.

Upcoming April Events

The Squire Foundation Virtual Poetry Reading: On Sunday, April 26th join The Squire Foundation’s Artist in Residence Elizabeth Young from 5 to 6pm for a free Virtual Poetry Reading. Sign up for the reading at www.thesquirefoundation.org/events/virtual-poetry-reading-withelizabeth-young

Hospice of SB Virtual Learn @ Lunch: Are you curious about how different religions and cultures deal with end-of-life issues? Get your lunch ready and join HSB virtually on Friday, April 24th, from 12 to 1pm featuring Pravrajika Vrajaprana, Senior sannyasini (nun) at Vedanta Temple. Join by visiting


Meeting ID: 247 229 957 | Password: april24

Mindful Communication Workshop: The Mental Health Center’s Mindful Communication Workshop: Connection that makes a difference will be held via Zoom on Sunday, April 26th from 3 to 5pm, featuring Dave Mochel. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration at


“Spirits in the (Virtual) Air: Potent Potable Poetry” Reading: The reading will be held Friday, April 24th from 7 to 8pm on Zoom. The free event is open to the public. A group of invited poets will read their work, and the work of others, about libations of all sorts. Hosted by George Yatchisin. Join Zoom Meeting at https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/94305572625 Meeting ID: 943 0557 2625 exPorter Live on Instagram: Local rock band, exPorter will be performing in a livestream on Instagram Live on Friday, April 24th, at 4pm www.instagram.com/exporter.band.

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Crisp salt air, blue skies, and mountain tops flirting in the mist are just the beginning notes in a melody celebrating life in Santa Barbar...

VOICE Magazine: April 24, 2020  

Crisp salt air, blue skies, and mountain tops flirting in the mist are just the beginning notes in a melody celebrating life in Santa Barbar...