VOICE Magazine: April 26, 2024

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Earth Day Green April 27th and 28th Earth 11, 32 Art Julien Levy’s Santa Barbara connections 6
Lipa Campus Protests Student protests are an important part of democratic education. Opinion by Robert Reich 7
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In This Issue Calendar...20-22 Movies............23 Community News........................ 8, 10, 19 Poetry Month.................................... 9 John Palminteri: Community Voice 13 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice 14 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 24 Community Market & Legals 24 -26 David Gress: Tree of the Month.................. 27 Galleries & Art Venues....................30, 31
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Gorman in Conversation with Pico Iyer 9, 20 Review Herbie Hancock Delivers –Review by Jesse Caverly 28 THE MAGIC OF MUSIC 77th Summer Music Festival to celebrate The Magic of Music June 12th to August 3rd in Santa Barbara musicacademy.org Step out for
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A Summer of Magic:

Music Academy of the West’s 77th Summer Music Festival

Dive into the annual 8-week Festival celebrating The Magic of Music,

CJune 12th–August 3rd in Santa Barbara

APTIVATING ARTISTS AND MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS with its 77th Summer Music Festival, themed “The Magic of Music", the Music Academy of the West is set to begin.

Under the leadership of President & CEO Shauna Quill, the Festival promises an unforgettable summer of music, showcasing young talents and outstanding teaching and guests artists in a diverse range of performances, masterclasses, and competitions. The Academy offers its fellows a well-rounded, dynamic summer training program, focused not just on music-making, but also related aspects of building a life in music.

“We look forward to welcoming music lovers in the Santa Barbara community and beyond to immerse themselves in the Music Academy’s 77th Summer Music Festival,” said Quill. “With 130 captivating performances, the Festival stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to nurturing and educating our exceptional fellows. Through collaboration with 60 esteemed teaching artists, guest musicians, and directors, we aspire to create a truly unforgettable summer of music.”

insights with the next generation of musical talents and concert attendees. The impressive lineup of artists includes Joshua Bell, Lawrence Brownlee, Sasha Cooke, Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, Leila Josefowicz, Timo Andres, and the Takács Quartet who will grace the stage with their exceptional talents, offering audiences a chance to experience the magic of their music firsthand.

Mosher Guest Artists

The Summer Festival runs from June 12th to August 3rd, at the Music Academy’s picturesque Miraflores campus in Montecito. Nestled in the breathtaking setting of the American Riviera, the Festival events will spread across the campus and other venues in Santa Barbara including the Granada Theatre, the Lobero Theatre, and Marjorie Luke Theatre.

The season kicks off on June 1st with an inspiring Summer Gala to benefit the Academy’s Sing! children’s chorus and the Music Academy fellows’ full scholarship program. The gala features a performance by cellist, curator, composer, and Music Academy alum Joshua Roman.

The Music Academy is the summer destination for classical music’s biggest stars. Selected industry greats are invited each summer to share their singular expertise and

This year’s 2024 Mosher Guest Artists are Lawrence Brownlee, Joshua Bell, and Steven Isserlis. Today’s most celebrated bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee, known as “one of the most indemand opera singers in the world today,” (NPR) joins the Music Academy for a recital themed ‘Songs of my Youth’ with pianist John Churchwell, co-director of the Music Academy’s Lehrer Vocal Institute. Inspired by Brownlee’s GRAMMYnominated album Rising, which sets poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to song by leading African American composers, Brownlee coaches the Lehrer Vocal Institute fellows in Uprising / Rising Up, a curated program of songs that explore our search, discovery, and celebration of the human spirit.


violinist Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated artists of this era, will join forces with superstar pianist Jeremy Denk – “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs” (New York Times) – for a duo recital of Mozart’s Sonata No. 18 in G Major, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7, and Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss at the historic Granada Theatre.

British cellist Steven Isserlis, acclaimed for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, will present a recital alongside pianist Connie Shih, featuring sonatas by Beethoven and Fauré, Trois pièces by Nadia Boulanger, and Rediscovered Places by Thomas Adès.

Special Performances

Isserlis will also collaborate with Joshua Bell, piano teaching artist Jeremy Denk, viola teaching artist and Takács Quartet member Richard O’Neill, and one standout Music Academy violin fellow in The Fauré Project. The performance will offer three chamber works by Gabriel Fauré in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the composer’s death.

In celebration of Charles Ives’ 150th birthday, Denk will also offer a performance and discussion of one of Ives’ most highly regarded works, the “Concord” Piano Sonata No. 2.

Philip Glass’ Études were written over decades in pursuit of perfecting technique. Cutting edge solo piano teaching artist Conor Hanick and guest artist Timo Andres will coach and perform Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Études with the Music Academy’s solo piano fellows in a rare tribute to all 20 études in Glass’ densely kaleidoscopic collection.

The Academy Festival Orchestra

Each year, the Academy Festival Orchestra concerts stand out as a highlight of the Festival, as they introduce the next generation of artists to some of the world’s leading conductors. Sit back in amazement as great works come to life, sculpted to perfection by the top conductors in the world of music.

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Osmo Vänskä opens the series conducting Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von

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Tickets: Subscriptions for the 2024 Summer Music Festival are on sale now online at musicacademy.org and by phone.

Individual tickets are available starting May 1. Tickets and additional information are available via email ticketoffice@musicacademy.org or by calling the Ticket Office at 805-969-8787.

Community Access Tickets: The Music Academy is committed to ensuring the Santa Barbara community has access to and is inspired by the magic of music. $10 Community Access Tickets are available for the 2024 Summer Festival beginning on June 7 at 10 AM, subject to availability. Tickets will be available in person at the Music Academy Carsey Ticket Office and online. The Community Access Ticket program is made possible in the loving memory of Linda Sawyer Frankel.

Summer Gala: Summer Gala tickets are on sale now at musicacademy.org/gala.

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Joshua Roman will kick off the season in a performance at the Festival Gala that benefits fellow scholarships and the Academy's Sing! program. Sasha Cooke Jeremy Denk Joshua Bell Lawrence Brownlee Steven Isserlis Photo by Shervin Lainez Photo by Kevin Davis Photo by Stephanie Girard Photo by Josh Goleman Photo by Phillip Knott Photo by Shervin Lainez

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Nürnberg, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with soloists from the Lehrer Vocal Institute, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2.

Anthony Parnther, Music Director of the San Bernardino Symphony, is equally well-known as an international guest conductor and for leading blockbuster film scores, most recently including Oppenheimer, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He returns this summer to lead the orchestra in a varied program including Joan Huang’s Tujia Dance, Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3, and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Finnish National Opera and Ballet Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu will bring the season to a close once again, this time conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, “Tragic.”

The Lehrer Vocal Institute

The Lehrer Vocal Institute series offers the best in opera and art song coupled with unique performances curated by the top artists in the field. A benchmark of the Summer Festival is the LVI’s opera. Principal Opera Conductor

Daniela Candillari – also Principal Conductor of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis – will take the podium for a fully staged production of Bizet’s Carmen in the Granada Theatre. Anchored by the Academy Festival Orchestra, Carmen features the LVI fellows in an original staging by director Ken Cazan that sets the story in present day Spain, with choreography by flamenco star Manuel Gutierrez and members of the Sing! children’s chorus.

Xian Zhang, Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, is set to make her Music Academy debut conducting the Academy Chamber Orchestra with Dorothy Chang’s Northern Star, Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

Former conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra David Robertson will conduct the orchestra in a program of John Adams’ Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.

Acclaimed director Mary Birnbaum is to direct LVI fellows in Maurice Ravel’s one-act opera L’enfant et les sortilèges, a fantastical opera about a cranky child that does battle with his vengeful toys.

The Competitions

Among the Festival’s most anticipated events is the Marilyn Horne Song Competition, a platform for Academy singers and vocal pianists to vie for a $5,000 cash prize. Past winners include Metropolitan Opera stars Susanna Phillips (2002, 2003), Isabel Leonard (2005), and Nadine Sierra (2007). Similarly, the Academy hosts the Solo

Piano Competition and the Duo Competition, where instrumental fellows also compete for cash prizes.

Chamber Music

The Festival also offers not only a wide array of chamber concerts but intensive chamber music training for fellows, including the x2 Series in which Music Academy teaching artists perform chamber music side-by-side with our incredible fellows. One x2 Series highlight is a performance of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2, featuring the longtime Festival favorite Takács Quartet, the first string quartet to be inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, performing alongside a solo piano fellow. The quartet-in-residence also performs a program of Haydn, Ravel, and Nokuthula Ngwenyama at the Lobero Theatre, and leads the String Quartet Seminar, an intensive three-week training course for twelve fellows comprising three quartets, with daily coaching, masterclasses and a concluding recital.

What truly sets the Music Academy fellows apart from any other Festival is the opportunity to observe fellows work one-on-one with their mentors. Masterclasses for a public audience are a cornerstone of the Music Academy experience. All fellows perform in masterclasses, which complements each fellow’s private instruction. Throughout the eight-week Festival, teaching artists in voice, piano, and instrumental studios will teach over 70 public masterclasses. These classes are open to the public, offering a rare look at classical musical instruction.

And don’t miss Sing!, the Music Academy’s free, afterschool children’s chorus available to Santa Barbara County students, joining forces with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City in a collaborative performance at Marjorie Luke Theatre. musicacademy.org

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Julien Levy’s Santa Barbara Connections

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art auditorium was full to hear art historian Beth Warren Gates discuss her latest book on the art dealer who brought Surrealism and art photography to the U.S.



BETH GATES WARREN to write about the life of Julien Levy (1906–1981), the owner of the first art gallery to exhibit photography, and who brought Surrealism to the United States. After all, the author of several books on photographer Edward Weston is an expert on Levy’s New York gallery that gave photography its deserved place in the art world, and that brought Henri Cartier Bresson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and many other photographers to the US. Gates knew Levy’s work intimately after overseeing the sale of approximately 2,500 photographs from Julien Levy’s estate to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Beth Gates Warren offered her thoughts during a free lecture on her newest book at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art titled Julien Levy: Maestro of the Art World, on April 18th.

new adjective to our vocabulary and a new point of view to our aesthetics.”

Levy was responsible for popularizing dozens of artists in the U.S., including Max Ernst, Joseph Cornell, Pavel Tchelitchew, Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti, Rene Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, and Howard Warshaw (who taught at UCSB and painted half of the mural at the Santa Barbara Public Library, next door to the museum).

But Julian Levy didn’t do it alone. His French wife Joella Haweis and motherin-law, the artist and poet Mina Loy, were key in the gallery’s establishment. “They were part of the Parisian artistic and literary worlds during the 1930s, and the artists trusted them, whereas Julien was an unknown quantity,”  Beth told me. “Many of the artists Julien exhibited during the early 1930s came to him thanks to Mina and Joella’s connections in Paris.”

“To those who knew Julien well, he was an imperfect but unforgettable human being who vigorously promoted the work of living artists in galleries that featured sleek white walls and clever display methods,” Beth explained. “Instead of the usual hushed exhibition openings attended by a select few, his were lively parties open to everyone. The catalogs he produced were often designed by the artists themselves, and they sometimes contained essays written by noted authors or historians that were intended to educate the public. He admired ‘low art’ just as much as ‘high art’ and he fearlessly promoted both. He showed the work of artists from more than twenty countries. He mounted solo exhibitions for 19 photographers when no one else would, and gave 23 women solo shows, at a time when they typically had to adopt masculine pen names to sell their work. In short, he displayed all forms of art created by all sorts of people, and the range of their diverse accomplishments looms large within the art historical record. Of course, he also brought Surrealism to America, contributing a

Levy had love affairs with artists Lee Miller, Leonor Fini, Muriel Streeter, and finally with Frida Kahlo, which proved too much for Joella, who finally divorced him.

In December 1944, Joella married artist Herbert Bayer, who created the rainbow sculpture on East Beach. The couple spent the last ten years of their lives together at 184 Middle Road, Montecito, in what had been built as a polo clubhouse founded by William H. Bartlett.

Beth’s inspiring and thoughtful talk captivated the audience, including Mayor Sheila Lodge, artist Mary Heebner, and photographer Macduff Everton. Mary remembers meeting Joella at her home on Middle Road when she was raising funds for the Chromatic Gate installation and maintenance.

In writing the book over the last twelve years, Beth was surprised to discover the many Santa Barbara connections. In fact, Julien came to town to give the keynote address by Ala Story (the second director of the SBMA and, by then, a consultant to the gallery at UC Santa Barbara) for “Surrealism Week in Santa Barbara,” from February 20-27, 1966, featuring exhibitions at both the SBMA and the University.

“People,” had recently begun to regard Julien as ‘the grand old man of Surrealism,’” Beth said. “He told the audience gathered at Campbell Hall on March 1, 1966, ‘Exploring the unconscious, not for the ill, but for the better, and especially for the beautiful, has only just begun, and may continue as long

as man has even one dream left.’”

Julien Levy: The Man . His Gallery . His Legacy.   by Beth Gates Warren and Marie Difilippantonio is Four volumes, 2,200 pages, 400+ illustrations. It was published by Jean and Julien Levy Foundation for the Arts and produced by Marquand Books, Seattle. www.marquandbooks.com

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Protesting against slaughter – as students in the US are doing – isn’t antisemitism

Education is all about provocation. Without being provoked even young minds can remain stuck in old tracks.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I TEACH MY STUDENTS is to seek out people who disagree with them.

That’s because the essence of learning is testing one’s ideas, assumptions and values. And what better place to test ideas, assumptions and values than at a university?

Apparently, Columbia University’s president, Minouche Shafik, does not share my view. Last week she prostrated herself before House Republicans, promising that she would discipline professors and students for protesting against the ongoing slaughter in Gaza in which some 34,000 people have died, most of them women and children.

The following day she summoned the New York police department to arrest more than 100 students who were engaging in a peaceful protest.

Can we be clear about a few things?

Protesting against this slaughter is not expressing antisemitism. It is not engaging in hate speech. It is not endangering Jewish students. It is doing what should be done on a college campus – taking a stand against a perceived wrong, thereby provoking discussion and debate.

Education is all about provocation. Without being provoked – stirred, unsettled, goaded – even young minds can remain stuck in old tracks.

The Israel-Hamas war is horrifying. The atrocities committed by both sides illustrate the capacities of human beings for inhumanity and show the vile consequences of hate. For these reasons, it presents an opportunity for students to re-examine their preconceptions and learn from one another.

If Columbia or any other university now roiled by student protests were doing what it should be doing, it would be a hotbed of debate about the war. Disagreement would be welcome; demonstrations accepted; argument invited; differences examined.

The mission of a university is to coach students in how to learn, not tell them what to think. It is to invite debate, not suppress it. Truth is a process and method –more verb than noun.

I love it when my students take issue with something that I or another student has said, starting with “I disagree!” and then explaining why. Disagreeing is not being disagreeable. Disagreement engenders thought and discussion. It challenges students to reconsider their positions and investigate more deeply.

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Which is why universities should encourage and protect unpopular views. It’s why unpopular speakers should be invited and welcomed to campus.

It’s also why students should not be shielded from what are often carelessly termed “micro-aggressions.” To be riled up is to be attentive, open to new ideas.

And why peaceful demonstrations should be encouraged, not shut down. It is never appropriate to call in armed police to arrest peaceful student demonstrators.

Finally, it’s why universities should go out of their way to tolerate expression that may make some people uncomfortable. To tar all offensive speech “hate speech” and ban it removes a central pillar of education. Of course, it’s offensive. It is designed to offend.

There is a limit, of course. Expression that targets specific students, “doxes” them, or otherwise aims to hurt them as individuals doesn’t invite learning. It is a form of intimidation. It should not be allowed.

I’m old enough, and have been a professor long enough, to have seen campuses explode in rage – at bigots like George Wallace when he ran for president, at the horrors of the Vietnam war, at university investments in South Africa and at efforts to prevent free speech.

Some of these protests were loud. Some caused inconvenience. Some protesters took over university buildings. But most were not violent. Nor did they seek to harm or intimidate individual students.

Whenever university presidents have brought in the police, and students have been arrested and suspended, all learning has stopped.

Which brings me to the central role of university faculties in protecting free expression on campus.

That role is especially critical now, when the jobs of university presidents and trustees have degenerated mainly into fundraising – often from wealthy alumni who have their own myopic views about what sorts of speech should be allowed and what should be barred.

The faculty of Columbia University has every right – and, in my view, a duty – to protect peaceful free expression at Columbia with a vote of no confidence in Shafik’s leadership and seek to have her presidency terminated.

The faculties of Yale, NYU and other campuses now engulfed in protests about what is occurring in Gaza should do everything in their power to use the resulting provocations, inconveniences and discomforts as occasions for learning rather than repression.

Robert Reich, a former US secretary of labor, is a professor of public policy at the University of California,

Berkeley, and the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few and The Common Good. His newest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, is out now. He is a Guardian US columnist. His newsletter is at robertreich.substack.com
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should go out of their way to tolerate expression that may make some people uncomfortable.’ Robert Reich Photograph by Sarah Yenesel/EPA

Why Sacrifice An Ocean View Golf Course?


COURSE IS PART OF LAND SLATED FOR REZONING AND A SUBSEQUENT MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT of over 1,000 residences. The rezoning was recently recommended by the county planning commission. County Supervisors will review and voted on it on May 3rd.

The community use of the golf course benefits many visitors and locals alike, offering recreation, a location for non-profit fundraisers, and for family celebrations such as weddings and quinceaneras. In the new development these uses won’t be possible.

Almost everyone in the area agrees that we are in need of additional housing on the south coast, but this particular spot begs the question, are there better options that will not remove such a hard-to-replace gem from our community?

The Golf Course is already expensive “Developed Land” and will be nearly impossible to replace.

Why should the county support this re-zoning which would


SUMMING UP THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR IS A FULL DISCUSSION involving affordable housing, housing mandates, homelessness, storm impacts, and budgets. All of these issues have a year’s worth of content and require dissection, but …

That herd of elephants meandering through the living room is State Street. This year, 2024, marks the fifth year of the current configuration of eight blocks of the downtown business corridor. The multi-year State Street Master Plan process continues, but the issues of consensus, execution, and financing are still undetermined. We are suffering from business vacancies which, to be fair, were occurring prior to COVID, but other business areas have since been recovering nicely.

Our downtown parking system is in the red, as the lack of traffic downtown is taking its toll. More fees are being considered, but that is not a viable solution for returning life back to the downtown businesses.

Maintaining the status quo is not an option.

The closing of State Street was the correct response to the economic emergency posed by the pandemic, and other cities did the same, allowing parklets in the public right of way to preserve their restaurant businesses. As in other cities, that response has run its course. No data or studies are needed to confirm the obvious.

The property owners and those businesses that remain need an opportunity to survive and not languish while we equivocate.

sacrifice an ocean view golf course? Especially when the county, including south county, has hundreds of acres of vacant land lying fallow and not in use.

There are hundreds of people and several organizations who recognize the folly in this re-zoning.

The South Coast Chamber opposes ripping up the golf course and has suggested that single family homes be built around the course to preserve it.

The City of Goleta opposes destroying the golf course and building over 1,000 homes in that area because the proposed development is located in the county but would overload Goleta City infrastructure and their transportation plan. The county planning department has indicated that for the project to go forward their own rules about development would have to be waved — meaning that in the area adjoining the City of Goleta, traffic and associated infrastructure costs won’t be considered in the project

State Street’s last major reconfigurations included wide, walkable sidewalks, restricted vehicle traffic, defined bike lanes, and activated pedestrian crossings. The initial result created a walkable, bike-friendly Santa Barbara, with capacity for a robust sidewalk dining atmosphere. Trolleys moved folks up and down our El Pueblo Viejo historic design district. Parades celebrated our cultures and traditions. Off-street parking facilities were developed to support downtown businesses, giving people a convenient means to leave their cars behind while frequenting the amenities downtown.

Once we reopen the street, portable barricades can be employed as needed, closing streets to host events, the Farmer’s Market, First Thursdays, or other community happenings. All of these activities are consistent with the stated intentions of the Master Plan, a massive volunteer citizen work effort, which can continue uninterrupted in its development while activity returns to the downtown in the interim period. The closed street has no relation to the Master Plan effort. We can do this immediately. The eventual development of housing in the downtown will be another major key for recovery we can look forward to.

All of us on the City Council have said we want the same things, i.e., vibrancy and vitality in the downtown with housing, restaurants, theaters and retail. We may have differences on how we get to that point or what success may even look like. There are no guarantees with any action, but inaction ensures the status quo. Leave the K-rails to Caltrans. Our downtown deserves better.

evaluation - unlike several proposed housing projects farther down the 101...hint - near the Miramar.

Glen Annie Golf Course is an excellent community asset. Many of the surrounding property owners love the golf course and use it. They feel sideswiped by the developers and the Planning Commission because they did not receive appropriate notice of the rezoning efforts.

One of the Crown Jewels on the South Coast — Glen Annie Golf Course is an important part of our local paradise providing so many amenities like outdoor recreation, meeting space, and restaurant.

The County should find a better solution to our housing shortage by locating undeveloped land on which to build housing.

City of SB to Host Town Hall Meetings

INVITING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO JOIN AN OPEN DISCUSSION on the City of Santa Barbara’s budget process, SB city council and city staff are planning to update the community on services and finances.

The city recently announced a projected budget deficit in the area of $7 million and has started a conversation about a possible sales tax increase.

According to the city announcement,”Elected leaders and city staff are committed to supporting essential local services; this includes public safety, streets, affordable housing, parks, libraries, and many other services and infrastructure maintained by the General Fund. Like many California cities, the increasing cost of maintaining these services continues to exceed projected revenues, and despite ongoing efforts to balance the budget.”

“City staff has set up a webpage at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/EssentialSB with information about City services, the budget outlook, and a community survey for residents to share your priorities,” stated Sarah J. Knecht, Interim City Administrator.

Community members are encouraged to join in the conversation by attending a Community Town Hall, which will have Spanish interpreters. Everyone is encouraged to take the online survey.

Town Hall Schedule:

Mon. April 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, Valle Verde Retirement Community (900 Calle De Los Amigos)

Thur. May 2, 6:30-7:30 pm, Peabody Charter School (3018 Calle Noguera)

Sat. May 4, 10:00-11:00 am, Franklin Neighborhood Center (1136 E Montecito St)

Mon. May 6, 6:00-7:00 pm, Monroe Elementary School (431 Flora Vista Dr)

Wed. May 8, 6:30-7:30 pm, Harding Elementary School (1625 Robbins St)

Fri. May 10, 5:30-6:30 pm, Carrillo Recreation Center (100 E Carrillo St) More event information can be found at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/EssentialSB.

Community Priorities Survey: An online community survey is available in both English and Spanish to accommodate those who cannot attend the town halls at: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/EssentialSB

Coastal Housing Partnership’s Home Buying Fair Set for April 30th

LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE THE HOME BUYING PROCESS at The Home Buying Fair, hosted by the non-profit Coastal Housing Partnership on Tuesday, April 30th from 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6878 Hollister Avenue, Goleta.

“The home buying fair has proven to be a pivotal experience for potential home buyers who may not know where to start with the home buying process or are not sure if home ownership is achievable for them. The fair is designed to give attendees the opportunity to find out more about financing options and the real estate market, as well as to meet real estate professionals in an efficient, nopressure environment,” shared Corby Gage, Executive Director, Coastal Housing Partnership.

Coastal Housing Partnership is celebrating 37 years of helping employers helping employees, with over 13,000 local employees becoming homeowners.

Kevin Cravens at Guaranteed Rate is the Key Sponsor of the April Home Buying Fair. Welcome Home Sponsors include Ruth Ann Bowe Real Estate Group, Village Properties and David Kim Group, Village Properties. Cottage Health and UCSB are Employer Partners. For info about the fair, the seminar schedule, and to RSVP, visit homebuyingfairs.org

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National Poetry Month

Shoreline Park by Chryss Yost

The Pacific is speckled with whitecaps and sails. The person I hope to spend all of life with is holding my hand; our path borders a bluff. We look over the sailboats, out to the islands. We watch the sky whiten with wintery clouds, planning the week ahead, just as we like. No one on this planet is more blessed than I. The Pacific is speckled with people at sea, racing to circle the markers they’ve set. I wish all of them luck. My coat isn’t enough for the whitening wind. We kiss on the cliff overlooking the sea. As mare’s tails fill up the sky we walk closer. The breeze off the water is cold.

My love and I walk at its edge, growing old.

April Poetry Events

April 27th: Poets for Climate Action

• Earth Day Festival

• 3pm on the Climate Action Stage

• Alameda Park

April 30th: Amanda Gorman in Conversation with Pico Iyer

• UCSB Arts & Lectures

• 7:30pm at the 215a E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

• 1317 State St.

Upon Discovering That Chickens Are the Closest Living Relatives to Dinosaurs

68 million years in the center of a single eye :: one amber iris staring back at you ::

Calculating :: In 68 million years, an ocean becomes a river, becomes dryness, becomes a distant memory of water :: A chicken knows the water’s path even after the river has forgotten itself :: Because in the river of the chicken’s eye there is no forgetting :: Because a chicken sits between past and future :: finds its way through violence :: reads the signs with its feet :: Because time chooses to transmit memory by blood instead of water

:: Listen :: I am exhausted from carrying dead things with me :: Countless times, my ancestors have crossed a desert in search of water, with nothing but myth to sustain them :: Countless times, my blood has perished in darkness or a vacuum or a camp or a field pretending to be water ::For the chicken, it is simpler :: Time lays itself out like an egg cracked open and all truths are simultaneous :: The searching for water and the taking of it :: the freedom from legacy and the farce of it :: I’m not suggesting there is a more noble path :: I am simply acknowledging that we must love what we love, and we must neglect what we must neglect :: That to be bound by blood and water is a burden uniquely :: human :: that we are everything about myth that sustains it :: we are dying of thirst and clutching at water :: And the truth of water is the same as the truth of fire :: That it was never meant for us but we stole it anyway :: And we must carry this consequence through lineage and through bone :: through time and through terror :: to be forever seeking and not finding :: water :: to be so very thirsty :: entropic :: to wonder at the taste of it :: the way it lingers on the tongue :: how much sweetness there was in its taking :: and how bound we are by our animal nature :: to take :: regret :: forget :: to take :: regret :: forget :: to take :: regret :: forget

After William

This is just to say

My belly lined with rock fish, avocado, peach pie

I made and the love of humans. We are still alive

Somehow, in all of our deepening fragilities and gazes

Bent to constellations we hardly know

The names of, except for reliable Orion, the sisters close Together sharing their Mesopotamian secrets, finally

The ladle dipping a full drink of clouds defiant

In spring’s velvet. No one should feel this calm for too long

But while it lives I’ll pour it down my throat

So warm and sweet.

EMMA TRELLES is the 9th poet laureate of Santa Barbara, a Poet Laureate Fellow at the Academy of American Poets, and an Established Artist Fellow at the California Arts Council. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she’s the author of Tropicalia (U. of Notre Dame Press), winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, and a finalist for Foreword-Indies poetry book of the year.


CHRYSS YOST is the Santa Barbara Poet Laureate who served from 2013-2015. She was awarded the 2013 Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize, and many other honors including multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. Yost is the co-editor of Gunpowder Press, where she founded the Shoreline Voices Project. Poems have appeared in Askew, The Hudson Review, Quarterly West, and Solo as well as other national and international publications.


Sales: 70% to artist / 30% to gallery.

Art Drop Off: Accepted art must be dropped off between 1pm and 5pm Saturday, June 1st.

Exhibition Dates: June 2nd to 29th, 2024

1st Thursday reception June 6th

Questions? Call Kerry Methner • 805-570-2011


SHAINA SEMAITAN explores themes of theoretical physics, time, queer identity, and memory. Her visual art seeks to add texture to words by exploring the intersection of lexicon and identity. Shaina studied poetry under Tim Skeen and holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Her work has previously appeared in ASSISI, Border Crossing, Crab Fat Magazine, Invisible Archetype, and others.

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out, blossoming & moving on Submissions are now open for VOICE Gallery’s June 2024 exhibition: “Blooming” To participate: email up to three images of entries to artcall@voicesb.art by May 20th. Label images with artist name and piece title. Your email should include: Image, artist, title, material, dimensions, price
fee for
for entries:
accepted admissions: $40-1st piece; $35-2nd, & $30-3rd
All pieces must be wired or pedestal ready.

Virtuosity and Classical Delights at the Santa Barbara Symphony

AMARVEL OF CLARINET VIRTUOSITY transported the audience to a street scene in Eastern Europe, just as the sophistication of a Mozart Overture and a finale with the dramatic wonder of Mahler’s 1st Symphony captured imaginations at the Santa Barbara Symphony’s recent performance at the Granada Theatre.

Maestro Nir Kabaretti prepared and directed the significantly larger ensemble of musicians, of philharmonic size and technical ability, for this program of varied and contrasting musical masterworks.

Like an overture for the entire evening, the Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, became a reminder that a simple melody can become a skillful entrée to a full-bodied musical performance. Kabaretti directed the Overture from memory, adding to its intensity.

A composition called A Street Story, composed by the evening’s soloist David Krakauer, a world renowned and highly honored clarinetist, drew upon the imagination of the audience eliciting a street in Eastern Europe. It effectively introduced the emotional range of both Klezmer music and the Clarinet. The symphony followed this performance with the Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet, composed by Wlad Marhulets for Krakauer. After the concerto, Krakauer performed a wedding song, which had an extraordinary improvisational solo that revealed his amazing range and complete virtuosity.

The evening’s finale, which united the evening’s performances with concert theme Titans of Sound was Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, called Titan. Again, Kabaretti directed from memory, with his energy raising the level of the performance.

“Mahler’s musical world has always fascinated me; a rich combination of Viennese music, the sounds he heard as a child in Bohemia, his love for nature and poetry, Jewish music, and so much more,” said Nir Kabaretti, Music & Artistic Director, in an interview with Voice Magazine

This concert, as musical meals go, was totally Michelin!

Goleta City Hall Receives Green Business Certification

BECAUSE GOLETA CITY HALL HAS GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND to meet the highest standards of sustainability set by the California Green Business Network, the Santa Barbara County Green Business Program has recognized the city for reaching the Innovator Level of its Green Business Certification.

Santa Barbara County Green Business Program

Director Kori

Nielsen was at Goleta City Hall on April 16th to present the recognition award to City Council and City of Goleta Sustainability staff.

2024 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN SB Beautiful Annual Awards

April 9th - May 19, 2024

for their 60th Annual Awards program which takes place in the fall.

Each of the last 50+ years, Santa Barbara Beautiful has called on our community to recognize and appreciate their neighbors who work to build on the city’s natural beauty. At the Annual Awards, the results of their beautification efforts are recognized.

Property award categories have been adapted to meet the real and growing importance of climate change and the need for environmental stewardship.

Learn more at www.sbbeautiful.org

1. Street Address:

“The Green Business Program evaluates environmental practices of local businesses by assessing each area of their environmental impact and certifies businesses that adopt industry-leading best environmental practices,” Nielsen shared. “The assessment focuses on the solution areas of energy, solid waste, wastewater, pollution prevention, transportation, community, and water conservation.” She also thanked the City for supporting the Goleta business community and being at the forefront of environmental sustainability. www.GoGreenGoleta.org


1. Multi-Family Residence ~ Condos, Retirement Facilities... Sustainable (ie: water or energy saving) building elements? How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape?

2. Single Family Home, Small Lot (<1/2 acre) ~ Sustainable (ie: water or energy saving) building elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape?

3. Single Family Home, Large Lot (>1/2 acre) ~ Sustainable building elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape?

4. Mixed-Use Building: Commercial & Residential in one building; Sustainability elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape? Does it have *LEED Certification?

5. Commercial Building ~ (Public Buildings, Hotels, B&Bs): Sustainability elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape? Does it have *LEED Certification?

6. Commercial Sign

7. Art in Public Places ~ Murals, Sculpture, etc... (Hugh & Marjorie Petersen Award for Art in Public Places)

8. Architectural Feature ~ (1 feature only) ie: Fountain, Tile, Stonework, Ironwork, Rock Formation, Gate, Tower

9. Historic Revitalization: Recently revitalized gardens and/or buildings with a historic character

10. Santa Barbara Commons: Public Open Space: Parks; Medians; Parkways; Streetscapes: places we gather to build community and connect with nature.

• There is no limit to the number of entries a person may submit.

• Winners are selected by independent judges based on merit, not on the number of nominations.

• The Awards Committee reserves the right to adjust categories depending on the nominations received.


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• Entries must be visible from the street or via public access.
Completed projects between Ortega Ridge
to Turnpike Rd.
Properties in ZIP CODES: 93101 • 93103 • 93105 • 93108 • 93109 • 93110 HOW TO ENTER: EMAIL: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com MAIL to:
Santa Barbara Beautiful, P.O. Box 2024, Santa Barbara, CA 93120
Call: Mark Whitehurst at 805-895-3614
2. ZIP (required):
Category (s):
Property Owner or Business Name:
What makes this a winning nomination?
Submitted by: ______________________________ Telephone/email: _____________________________ YOUR NOMINATION: Santa Barbara Beautiful is now soliciting nominations in ten categories
Photo courtesy of David Krakauer Maestro Nir Kabaretti and Soloist David Krakauer Councilmember James Kyriaco (District 2), Mayor Pro Tempore Luz Reyes-Martín (District 1), Mayor Paula Perotte, Sustainability Analyst Angeline Foshay, Councilmember Stuart Kasdin, Santa Barbara County Green Business Program Director Kori Nielsen, Sustainability Manager Dana Murray, Councilmember Kyle Richards, and Planning and Environmental Review Director Peter Imhof Courtesy of Photo

Earth Day Festival Blooms Again April 27th & 28th

EVER GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE, EARTH DAY IN SANTA BARBARA WILL TURN A SHOVEL ON ITS 54TH YEAR of commemorating the good Earth, hosted by the Community Environmental Council and assisted by CarpEvents at Alameda Park. Events will take place Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 7pm and Sunday, April 28th from 11am to 6pm. Santa Barbara Earth Day is one of the longestrunning Earth Day celebrations in the country, and is one of the largest on the West Coast.

The CEC’s Environmental Hero Award will be presented on April 28th at 12 noon on the Main Stage. This year’s awardee is Alejandra Warren, co-founder and Executive Director of Plastic Free Future, dedicated to the reduction and elimination of plastic pollution through promoting reusable alternatives and focusing on outreach to systemically excluded communities.

The annual Explore Ecology Awards will round out the Environmental Hero Awards Ceremony, recognizing the Clean and Green Club at Vieja Valley School and Ocean Guardians at Kellogg School, and local students and teachers who embody dedication to environmental care on Sunday at 1pm on the sage in Kid’s Corner.

More highlights at Earth Day

• Green Car show: The longest running Green Car show in the United States, featuring the latest electric and hybrid vehicle technology. Location: Santa Barbara and Micheltorena Streets. Show highlights include:

Test-drive event: The annual Ride & Drive is a firsthand opportunity for attendees to experience the look, feel, and performance of the latest electric vehicles and bikes, including from Rivian, Lucid, and Rad Power Bikes. Limited number of spaces available; sign up on site.

Rebates and incentives: Get the latest information about California rebates, the federal tax credit, and other incentives that make purchasing or leasing a clean vehicle more affordable.

Community Ambassadors: Talk one-on-one with community leaders who have made the transition to clean vehicles to learn how electric vehicles and other zero emission transportation options fit into their daily lives.

Owners Corner: Meet owners, and their vehicles, to learn what clean vehicle ownership is really like.

• Public Square and the Climate Action Stage: Curated by CEC, this is a place to connect and engage with organizations doing good work, spend time with your elected officials, and learn what government agencies and nonprofits are doing to help us all be more sustainable. Highlights on the Climate Action Stage include:

• Drift: An original play presented by the Pesticide Free Soil Project at 2pm Saturday. Poets for Climate Action at 3pm on Saturday.

• Climate Action Mini Talks by CEC staff about CEC’s Electrify Your Life service, how to eat climate-

smart, how to be a climate activist, and more at 3pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Talks on home electrification and electric vehicles will be offered in Spanish. Plastics Reduction Discussion with Environmental Hero Alejandra Warren at 3pm on Sunday.

• Homegrown Roots Zone: Featuring local farmers and food producers, food and beverage artisans, small business owners, and non-profit organizations working in the food system. Location: Along Santa Barbara Street.

• Eco-Marketplace: Exhibitors selling eco-friendly products and wares. Plus! Bring your old sneakers to be recycled through a UCSB project called “Got Sneakers” — drop-off bins in EcoMarketplace (140 on map) and at CEC booth. Location: Along Anacapa Street.

• Music on the Main Stage: Enjoy two full days of music, dancing and fun! See lineup and schedule here. Location: Corner of Micheltorena and Anacapa Streets.

• Free Bike Valet: Secure all-day parking facilitated by MOVE Santa Barbara County. Location: Corner of Micheltorena and Santa Barbara.

• Food Court: Featuring the best climate-friendly fare in the region! Offering vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for every type of eater.

• Beer & Wine Garden: Featuring regional beer, wine, and other libations in front of the Main Stage, the perfect place to meet up with friends and chill. Featuring rCup reusable cup system. Must be 21+. Location: Adjacent to the Main Stage.

• Kids Corner: Organized by LearningDen Preschool, offering a space for families to enjoy arts and crafts, musical performances, storytelling, face painting, eco-activities, and a bilingual Family Passport that promotes kid-friendly activities throughout the park. The Kids Stage will host Explore Ecology’s Annual Environmental Stewardship Awards on Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. to recognize Santa Barbara County teachers, students, and schools who promote environmental stewardship through education and action. Location: Along Sola Street.

• Talk-O-Truck: Set on Santa Barbara Street, to collect your climate stories.

Earth Day Festival is FREE for attendees and information including maps and stage schedules are available online at www.SBEarthDay.org

Spanish-speaking staff will be on-hand (identified with “Hablo Español” name badges) to provide information and resources on electric vehicles, home energy efficiency upgrades, how to become a climate activist, and more.

Explore Ecology Awardees Clean and Green Club At Vieja Valley Elementary Photo by Medeighnia Westwick Explore Ecology Awardee Margo Leven Courtesy photo Explore Ecology Awardee Ethan Maday Photo by Harmony Towne Photo by Paul Mann Photo by Craig Woodman Photo by Kristen Weiss
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Environmental Hero Award winner Alejandra Warren Courtesy photo

Featured Lender of the Month ~ Meet Lori

In 2012, Lori launched the Residential Lending Department for American Riviera Bank with the goal to provide mortgage options for customers of the Bank and our Santa Barbara Community. Since then, our Bank’s Community has grown to also include a branch in Santa Maria as well as to San Luis Obispo County where the Bank has branches in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. American Riviera Bank offers locally underwritten and serviced portfolio mortgage financing, home equity lines, bridge, and construction loans. Financing is available for first time home-buyers, move-up buyers, and real estate investors.

Lori can be reached at lmurray@arb.bank and by phone at 805-730-4987.

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have the experience and professionalism to provide creative solutions in a timely fashion to meet our clients’ financial goals. LeadingLendersSB.com ©2020 Leading Lenders. This is not a commitment to lend. Loan approval is subject to qualification. Loan Officers and their affiliated companies do not guarantee that each application will receive a loan. Setting Ourselves Apart with Expertise and Integrity to Deliver the Best Mortgage Solutions for Our Clients Collaborate By sharing our knowledge and experience, our clients benefit by having access to more options because we put their interests ahead of our own. Educate Leading Lenders are committed continually educating ourselves and our clients about the ongoing changes and nuances of the real estate industry to remain at the top of our field. Execute Leading Lenders have the experience and professionalism to provide creative solutions in a timely fashion to meet our clients’ financial goals. LeadingLendersSB.com Lori Murray American Riviera Bank NMLS 742373 805-730-4987 Eric D. Miller Reverse Mortgage Mutual of Omaha NMLS 582959 805-570-8885 Peter Trent Paragon Mortgage Group NMLS 243483 805-881-3752 Mark Johnson Guaranteed Rate NMLS 451091 805-448-6094 12 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com April 26, 2024 Annette Jorgensen American Riviera Bank SBA Lender 805-979-3846 Liz Heitmann Paragon Mortgage Group NMLS 777583 805-455-0772 Susan Bonanno loanDepot NMLS 245778 805-252-6324 Olivia Brown Montecito Bank & Trust NMLS 879698 805-451-8526 Rick Wilson CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS 2174053 805-455-2629
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On the Street with John Palminteri

SB Amateur Radio Club Looking for New Space

FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH: The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club has to move from its site on the Mesa for a city water expansion plan. It is asking for the public’s help to find a new location. The club has communications equipment that is used year-round and in emergencies.

Habitat Home Celebrates 5 Years

SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH: Habitat Home and Garden celebrates five years at 400 State Street in Santa Barbara with a special sale, along with its warehouse site in Arroyo Grande. This includes the pandemic years, slower foot traffic in the area, and in a block where the 99 Cents Only store is closing down.

Pedestrian & Bikeway Re-opens

MONDAY, APRIL 22ND: The pedestrian and bikeway on Channel Drive in Montecito is open again after a short closure and concerns about a landslide over the weekend. The area is holding its ground.

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

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Rotary Talent Showcase

MONDAY, APRIL 22ND: An amazing Rotary Talent Showcase took place Saturday night in Carpinteria at the Alcazar Theatre featuring performers of all ages from Santa Barbara to Simi Valley. The money raised will go to Carpinteria schools for music, arts overall, and vocational scholarships. This was the 15th year!

Fatal Fall

SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST: A fatal fall took place Saturday afternoon at 6623 Del Playa in Isla Vista. Santa Barbara County Supervisor Laura Capps: “We are begging property owners to do the right thing and make your balconies safer by raising fence heights and other common sense precautions. Lives are on the line. At this time, details are not yet known about the accident. I am tremendously grateful to all the first responders.”

A New Aviation Museum?

FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH: Leftover 1930’s era aviation hangars could have a new life with ideas brought to the Santa Barbara Airport Commission. A possible aviation and auto museum and vocational workshop have been suggested uses.

Nick the Greek Now Open

SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH: FREE LUNCH Tuesday at the new Nick the Greek restaurant at 508 State St. in Santa Barbara. The restaurant is open now, regular prices, but Tuesday will be the special Grand Opening.

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Photos and Stories by John Palminteri / Special to VOICE
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Coffee and Stories at the Maritime Museum

N THURSDAY MORNING THE JUNE GLOOM (IT’S ONLY APRIL!) failed to deter the crowd on the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s upper patio enjoying a cup of java… or waiting in line for one! The newly opened Dart Coffee at the Maritime Museum also offers a generous menu of tasty treats along with its beverages.

If you’re an early riser this tastefully designed and appointed location opens at the crack of dawn, 6:30am, and stays open until 5pm for those of us who consider early mornings … well, too early!

Short as it may have been, this bizarre event caused complete chaos; whiteout conditions, torrential rain, 80 mph winds, all while wreaking havoc on shore. People in the turbulent water were thrown from boats, paddle boards, kayaks, and other vessels.

Seated with my coffee that Thursday I waited to join the Santa Barbara Club and members of the “M” Club for a talk by Harbormaster Nathan Alldredge at the Maritime Museum. The topic was, naturally, our harbor; its history, operations, and management. After the presentation the lucky attendees were invited by Hiroko Benko, owner of the Condor Express, to come aboard for a whale watching cruise to complete their harbor visit.

As an introduction to chaotic weather and to Nathan Alldredge call September 3rd, 2017 which brought an unexpected weather phenomenon known as a “microburst’ that lasted three brief minutes.

Only two Harbor Patrol officers were on duty that day, one of whom was Alldredge who had recently joined the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol. As a result of swift action, multiple rescues and heroism, Alldredge along with his fellow officer, received the Officer of the Year Award for Outstanding Public Service, Unmatched Professionalism in Marine Law Enforcement, and Personal Commitment to Ensuring Safe and Enjoyable Recreational Boating. A hefty resume for our Harbormaster, wouldn’t you agree?

The maintenance and operations of the harbor and waterfront were the primary topics of Alldredge’s presentation.

“All of the income generated south of Cabrillo Boulevard at the waterfront areas stays here!” he stated emphatically. “The Waterfront Department is part of the City of Santa Barbara but it is a self sustaining entity responsible for it’s own maintenance.”

Stearns Wharf with its 16 businesses, the harbor with 1,150 boats and 150 commercial vessels, visiting cruise ships, and passenger services on land, the parking lots, storage areas, and all harbor businesses are included. General operating expenses and income both average about $16,000,000 per year, with the effects climate change factored into the equation as much as is possible.

impeded up and down the coastline. The ‘83 image depicted the results of sand blockage within the confines of the harbor revealing an almost total closure! The twice a year dredging is an example of the many needed services provided by the Waterfront Department, discussed during the informative lecture.

After the presentation, attendees made their way to the Santa Barbara Landing to board the Condor Express where they were welcomed by Hiroko Benko and Captain Dave Beezer. Unfortunately I missed the trip but had the opportunity to take pictures of the happy cruisers waving good-bye. I’ve often had the pleasure of experiencing the Condor’s voyages and special events, including the Broadway, Opera, and Hawaiian Cruises in the past and am looking forward to the Condor’s musical cruises during the summer months … hope you’ll join me aboard!

The presentation included an arial view of the harbor taken in 1983, a stormy year along the California coastline. After the 1928 construction of the Santa Barbara harbor the normal flow of sand was

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 14 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com April 26, 2024
Harbormaster Nathan Alldredge at the Maritime Museum
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Santa Barbara’s Cultural Night Downtown May 2


5 to 8pm

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

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues

1. Voice Gallery, La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Ave

• Abstract Art Collective’s Surviving to Thriving exhibit benefitting Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, will debut at May’s 1st Thursday and run through May 30th. TBCF offers hope and support to families facing the terrible journey of childhood cancer.

AAC will celebrate TBCF’s work by raising funds through art sales.

2. SBIFF’s Santa Barbara Filmmaker Series, 1330 State St # 101 • We are featuring Rachel Burnett’s 841. A surfboard-stealing otter ignites a media frenzy around the globe, sparking a widespread discourse and placing her freedom into question.

Showtimes 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm. Runtime: 18 mins

3. Santa Barbara Fine Art, 1321 State St • Michael Drury, a UCSB Alumni, has been painting for over 52 years. Many of those years were spent painting side by side with longtime friend Ray Strong. Drury, Original member of The Oak Group, has an excellent eye for observing detail in his paintings of Nevada, Santa Barbara, and the California Coastline.

4. CPC Gallery, 36 E. Victoria St.

• Abstract artist Francis Scorzelli presents Color Interaction. His large-scale artwork is energetic and complex, a result of countless layers and time-consuming processes. Enjoy live music by guitarist David Pat, who specializes in Bossa Nova and Spanish influences of South America, while sipping local wine



by Stolpman Vineyards.

5. Legacy Arts Listening Room, 1230 State St • SBVA returns to LASB for yet another beautiful & thought-provoking exhibition from May 1 through June 30, 2024. Opening reception on May 2, 22024, between 5 - 8pm with some live music, food & wine. Come experience the magic thereafter between Wed - Fri, 12 to 7p, SatSun 12 - 7p. Appointments welcome.

6. domecíl, 1223 State St • domecíl hosts the incredible work of Santa Barbara ceramicist Burt Horowitz. Don’t miss his life-like sculptures which serve to incite an emotional response.

7. KAAREM, 1221 State St #14 • Come celebrate the release of Christina Vo’s dual memoir My Vietnam, Your Vietnam, co-authored by her father, Nghia M. Vo. Enjoy an evening of convergence over the art of storytelling through book and songsharing Vietnamese experiences of healing and hope. We will be connecting over conversation, followed by an intimate musical performance by Linda Sao of See Night.

8. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St • Spring Fling: With both exuberance and reflection, Spring has made a showy entrance into 10 West Gallery. Ten abstract/contemporary Santa Barbara area artists feature new paintings, photography, stitched collage, stone, and bronze sculpture.

April 3 – May 12.

Image: Dan Linz, Reaching Oak, acrylic on canvas, 55 x 40 inches.

9. Sullivan Goss , 11 E Anapamu St • Join us for a celebration of the season with our new exhibition Wonderland, inspired by the sights and sounds of Spring and featuring work by Roland Petersen. Also on view, Phoebe Brunner: Westward, The Land Is Bright, and The Spring Salon.


10. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St • Join SBMA for Pop-Up Opera on the Front Terrace at 5 pm. Later, dive into the enchanting melodies of Quire of Voyces in Ludington Court at 6:30 pm. Then, enjoy Family 1st Thursday and Teaching Artist-led activities from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Afterward, explore the galleries until 8 pm. All free!

11. The Silver Lining, KIVA Cowork, 1117 State St • The Silver Lining presents Kiva Sensoria, Unleash Your Inner Senses, Marlyn Daggett, Kenji J. Fukudome, Lisa Trivell, Philip Jolles, Heritage Valley Goods, Pali Wine, Cutler’s Distillery, Surf Rock Acoustic Band, Nibs, and Sober drink offerings for further delight.

12. Gallery 113, 1114 State St #8 • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit their original artwork here. Artist of the Month is Sandy Fisher with a show called Diverse Beauty of

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Spring Fling continues at 10 West Gallery. See works by gallery artists including Reaching Oak by Dan Linz Large works by Francis Scorzelli will be featured at CPC Gallery. Discover works by local high school students who are featured in Channelkeeper Student Art show around the theme of What the channel means to me - on view at Jodi House.

California and the West. Featured artists are Skip Lau, Mardilan Georgio, Bonny Butler, Gloria Cassidy, and Charlotte Mullich.

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

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

15. The Yes Store, 1100 State St

available for sale, from our PathPoint artists. Come meet us, learn about the important work that we do and get a tour of our facility.

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

Join us as we Celebrate Spring. Enjoy a beverage. View the work of Featured Artist Martha Moran, a sculptor, fountain-builder, and designer of Art Showers and Rock-Stackers. Looking for locally handmade gifts or something special for yourself? Look no further than The Yes StoreLocal Arts Gallery.

16. Slice of Light, 9 W. Figueroa St • A magnificent evening at our photography gallery, featuring the natural beauty of earth and space. Every piece is captured by Santa Barbara local, J K Lovelace. Enjoy fine wine as you explore our latest exhibit, Passage.

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

18. Finch & Fork, 31 W. Carrillo St • Join us to eat a little, drink a little, stroll a little and honor this beautiful, peaceful corner of the planet that we call home. We are serving up some $2 oysters, paired with some wine and accompanied by some uplifting vibes from our in-house DJ.

19. Path Point, 902 Laguna St • Celebrating PathPoint’s 60th Anniversary! Enjoy refreshments while listening to live music from our PathPoint musicians and perusing original art,

21. Su’nan The SPACE, Casa De La Guerra, 15 E. De La Guerra St • We have just completed our First 6-week program The Dancing Net Skirt. We will share stories about our workshop, participants will be onsite to talk about their art pieces, there will be opportunities to learn how to create cordage, and to connect with local Indigenous Artists.

22. Paint at Paseo, De La Guerra Place, 651 Paseo Nuevo • Join us in early May to celebrate all moms at Paint at Paseo, led by @ Rabbit.Print, a local Santa Barbara illustrator. Let Rabbit guide you through a 90-minute acrylic painting experience suitable for all ages and skill levels. All materials, including canvases, paints, aprons, and brushes, will be provided.

23. Work Zones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, F1 2 • Galanos 100th Birthday Fashion Exhibit: Celebrate the award-winning designer nicknamed the Dior of America, with his iconic 1950s designs, reconstructed dresses, original patterns, and more. Discover identical dresses in the MET and Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collections. A Couture Pattern Museum special tribute. Complimentary wine.

24. The Eddy, 137 E. De La Guerra St • May’s First Thursday is not to be missed! Swing by The Eddy on the 2nd to feast on hot chewy Chinese noodles by LA’s Woon Kitchen, sip on wine and beer from Satellite, and shop non-gendered clothing inspired by food from LA-based independent brand Meals. All ages are welcome!

25. Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara Av • Featured artist Vera Long at Historic Anacapa School of the Presidio. Bold wildly colored figures & large assemblage. Twenty-foot blacklight installation Faerie Forest of Urban Decay. Topiaries, films, underwater art by brilliant adventurous students. Band @ 6pm. Ines Izares DJ’s vinyl. Pizza by the Little Dom’s of Carpinteria!

26. Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De La Guerra St • Join us afterhours with wine and live music for the opening of our newest exhibit, Here Comes the Sun: Celebrating 50 Years of Santa Barbara Summer Solstice. This is a free event, all are invited to partake in the fun!

27. La Paloma Cafe, 702 Anacapa St • Pedro de la Cruz, a Santa Barbara artist, is influenced by local traditions and global masters like Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol. His vibrant art, inspired by music and morning coffee, reflects community diversity. With a focus on positivity and joy, he aims to illuminate lives through colorful expressions.

28. Idyll Mercantile, 703 Chapala St • Spring fling at idyll!

Swing by 5-8 for local art and craft cocktails by our sponsor Wildcat Lounge. Looking forward to gathering in community with you!

29. Channelkeeper Student Art Show, Jodi House, 625 Chapala St • Get inspired at Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 21st annual juried student art show at the Jodi House gallery. The show, called What the Channel Means to Me, features artwork produced by local high school students that honors the remarkable beauty and biodiversity of the Santa Barbara Channel.

30. Wylde Works, 609 State St • Join us for the posthumous exhibit with live music honoring Leroy Seay (1945-2012). Leroy had been drawing abstract art all his life with the idea of fantasy within reality. He was a farmer, carpenter, Peace Corpsman, hippie, vagabond, and a father. People maintained his interest more than anything. Live music!

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

32. Doty Studios, 116 E Yanonali St. 2nd flr • See current works by Cheryl Doty, Annie Hoffman, and Susan Tortorici. Featuring abstract and contemporary oils by the artists, the show also includes an inspirational tribute to Santa Barbara’s ocean lifestyle.

33. Art & Soul • 116 Santa Barbara St • Join us for the opening reception of Things with Wings, featuring fine art by Betzhi Walton, photography by Liselle Wilsnagh, and textile art by Lori Moore. We’ll be pouring Margerum wines, nibbling on cheese and charcuterie from The Nook, and enjoying live music by Liselle Wilsnagh. Art & Soul in the Funk Zone, through the patio at Lama Dog.

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25. Vera Long will be the featured artist at Anacapa School. 32. Work by Cheryl Doty, Annie Hoffman, and Susan Tortorici will be featured at Doty Studios 30. The abstract fantasies of Leroy Seay will be featured at Wylde Works 18. Tantalizing - that's how you could describe Finch & Fork's offerings.
12. Artist of the month Sandy Fisher will present Diverse Beauty of California and the West at Gallery 113. 33. Art & Soul will host the opening reception of Things with Wings including tasty treats.

Legacy Arts Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Visual Artists presents an Exhibition of Featured Artists


May 1 - June 30, 2024

1st Thursday, May 2, 5 PM- 8PM

1st Thursday, June 6, 5PM - 8PM

Legacy Gallery Days/Hours

Wednesday - Sunday 4PM - 7PM

2nd & 4th Weeks

Saturday - Sunday 1PM - 7PM

1230 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101

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Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Heroes & Good Neighbors

Stories of health, gratitude, and resilience

T WAS ANOTHER YEAR OF CELEBRATING GOOD HEALTHCARE at the Santa Barbara Club, but the hundred plus guests didn’t expect to need tissues to dry their tears.

Isabela Valencia captivated the audience at the annual Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Good Neighbor gathering with her story of resilience, a contagious smile, and a great sense of humor.

The Patient

Isabela was diagnosed with breast cancer on August 7th of last year. “Upon hearing the news come out of my doctor’s mouth I started to cry,” she recalled. “My doctor Janette immediately hugged me, reassuring me that I was going to be okay.”

Valencia exuded gratefulness for the affordable care, which was also very complete, including “a counselor to help me figure out how I was going to tell my family” and the direct assistance of Yesenia Alcántar,

Health Promotion Services / Cancer Coordinator, who became one Isabela’s angels and joined her at the podium to present her with a bouquet of flowers.

“Yesenia helped me organize my appointments to start my treatments,”

Isabela added. “Every time I went in for one of my appointments I felt like I was going to my second home, everyone there was so warm and caring. They made sure I was always comfortable and knew what was happening with my treatments.”

SBNC even helped Isabela find financial assistance, since she had to stop working as a private practice caretaker to take care of herself.

The Doctors

Alejandra Saenz, DDS, who’s completing her dental residency at the SBNC in partnership with NYU Langon, spoke of her own journey, immigrating “when I was ten years old from a small country called Guatemala. I arrived to a low-income neighborhood in LA, where I quickly realized that most people live paycheck to paycheck and access to healthcare is considered a luxury.”

She fell in love with dentistry after her mother pushed her to shadow a dentist in the ninth grade. She completed her bachelor’s degree at UC Irvine, before four years at her “dream dental school, UC San Francisco,” and then “an Advanced Education in General dentistry for more hands-on experience.”

She was matched with SBNC, her first choice. “This program was my first choice for many reasons. SBNC’s dental clinics offer more services than most community clinics,” Alejandra explained. “Due to the experience and knowledge of our supervising doctors, we are also able to do more advanced procedures, such as implant placement, root canal treatments, bone augmentation, reshaping surgeries, wisdom teeth extractions… and the list goes on.”

Mahdi Ashrafian, MD MBA, SBNC CEO for the last 18 months, spoke about taking care of those less fortunate, “to keep them mentally and physically healthy.”

SBNC’s care goes beyond what you would expect. They help their patients find housing, residential treatment, and cancer treatment. “We accomplished that last year for almost 18,000 unique individuals by performing 49,000 medical visits, 27,000 dental visits, and over 5,000 behavioral health visits,” Dr. Ashrafian added.

The Good Neighbors

The event, organized by SBNC and Good Neighbors, a group of dedicated people who donate at least $1,000 a year to the organization, was well attended, with over a hundred people.

The idea of the Good Neighbor group was born after the capital campaign for the new Westside Clinic was completed. Katina Zaninovich, Sybil Rosen, Sue Adams, Gerd Jordano, and Jane Habermann wanted to keep focusing their fundraising energy to make sure the clinics remained financially healthy. Their efforts ensure that every patient is treated, regardless of their ability to pay, filling the gaps where grants and insurance don’t reach. The event raised love for the clinics and also funds, with 25 new Good Neighbors.


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MAY 30-JUNE 16 Based on a true story... a new musical from seven-time Emmy Award-winning writer Mark Saltzman! SANTA BARBARA’S PROFESSIONAL THEATRE COMPANY etcsb.org | 805.965.5400 Tickets starting @ $40! formerly of Wonderland BY Mark Saltzman DIRECTED BY Jim Fall
Quynh Nguyen, DDS Chief Dental Officer, Yessenia Marroquin, Director of Clinic Operations, Alejandra Sienz, DDS, NYU Langon Dental Resident, and Christina Mendoza, DDS Associate Dental Director. Mahdi Ashrafian, MD MBA- CEO of the clinics, and patient/speaker Isabela Valencia Photos by Isaac Hernández de Lipa Jo and Ken Saxon, Good Neighbor Sybil Rosen Greg Gorga, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum, Alex Weinstein, MD, Jackie Carerra, CEO Santa Barbara Foundation, Norm Habermann Mercedes Millington with VOICE publishers Kerry Methner and Mark Whitehurst Good Neighbor Gerd Jordano and Maria W. Long , MACP, Director of Development & Communications Good Neighbor Sue Adams and Bitsy Bacon Speaker, Good Neighbor Founder & the Capital Campaign Co-Chair. Katina Zaninovich and Bill Rice

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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone

May Day Celebration

Celebrate spring with community dancing, a traditional May Pole, and singing when the Santa Barbara Revels host their free, annual May Day Celebration in Paseo Nuevo Mall, De la Guerra Place from 12 to 2pm on Sunday, April 28th. To learn more visit www.santabarbararevels.org

Friday 4|26


Big Bounce America • Bounce house festival for all ages • Elings Park • $22-45

• https://tinyurl.com/m8xusaak

• All day We, 4/26-4/28.

Dinner & Divots • Gala supporting Lobero outreach programs • SB Polo & Racquet Club

• $175 • www.lobero.org • 5pm Fr, 4/26.


The Hangout: A Space for Teens • Crafts, board games, video games, and more for grades 7-12

• Eastside Library

Free • 3:305:30pm Fr.

Teen Poetry Workshop: Imagining a Sustainable Future Through Poetry • Workshop led by former SB Poet Laureate David Starkey • Eastside Library • Free, details: https://tinyurl.com/y9u7pxzj

• 3:30-5pm Fr, 4/26.


Alonzo King LINES Ballet

• Classical meets contemporary ballet in Deep River

UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre


• www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

• 8pm Fr, 4/26.


An Evening with Fleetwood Mask • Fleetwood Mac tribute


Masterworks Concert

• Westmont student concert

• First Presbyterian Church • Free • 7pm Sa, 4/27.

The Magical Music of Motown

Amanda Gorman in Conversation with Pico Iyer

concert • Lobero Theatre • $35-65 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 4/26.

The French Dispatch

Classical concert by Camerata Pacifica

Music Academy Hahn Hall

$35-75 • www. cameratapacifica.org • 7:30pm Fr, 4/26.

Jackson Gillies Album Release

• Local musician plays songs from his new album • Alcazar Theater • $10-25

• www.thealcazar.org • 8pm Fr, 4/26.

Queen Nation

• Queen tribute concert • Chumash Casino • $19-39 • www.chumashcasino.com

• 8pm Fr, 4/26.


Morning Bird Walk • Admire local species • SB Botanic Garden • $20-35 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10am Fr, 4/26.

Saturday 4| 27


Pathfinders: Insect Investigators

• Ages 8-13 explore the world of bugs

• SB Botanic Garden

• Included with admission

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 11am-12:15pm Sa, 4/27.



• Ballet by Inspire

Dance Santa Barbara

• Center Stage Theater

• $25

• www.centerstagetheater.org

• 2:30pm Sa, 4/27.

• Tribute concert of Motown hits

• Lobero Theatre

• $4878 • www.lobero.org

Kronos Quartet

• 8pm Sa, 4/27.

• String quartet celebrates 50 years

• UCSB Arts & Lectures

• UCSB Campbell Hall

• $10-50

• www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

• 8pm Sa, 4/27.


Cultivars for the Garden with Carol Bornstein

• Tour of CA native cultivars

• SB Botanic Garden

• $25-40

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 8:30-10:30am Sa, 4/27.


SB Earth Day Festival

• Music, presentations, vendors, booths, and more celebrating our Earth • Alameda Park • Free • www. sbearthday.org

• 11am-7pm Sa, 4/27 & 11am-6pm Su, 4/28.

SBTC & Unity Shoppe 2nd Annual Canned Food Drive

• Trapeze showcase and attempt to make world’s largest canned food pyramid

• Plaza De Vera Cruz Park 110 E. Cota St.

• Free: https://tinyurl. com/ym63ksks

• 3:30-6:30pm Sa, 4/27.

Birds and Bees Bash

• Benefit gala for Planned Parenthood CA

Central Coast

• Hilton SB Beachfront Resort & free online streaming

• Sold out, waitlist: https://bbbash. ppcentralcoast.org

• 5:30pm Sa, 4/27.

Vive La France

• Elegant French dinner and entertainment supporting Profant Fdn

• 3002 Sea Cliff Rd

• $175

• Contact (805) 705-9179 or JEProfant@gmail.com

• www.profantfoundation.org

• 6-9pm Sa, 4/27.

Throw and Go: Learn to Curl

• Beginners curling workshop • Ice in Paradise • $20

• www.iceinparadise.org

• 6-8pm Sa, 4/27.


• Free dance for LGBTQ+ middle and high school students and allies

• Pacific Pride Fdn

• Direct Relief, 6100 Wallace Becknell Rd

• Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/bp8tb4yv

• 7-10pm Sa, 4/27.

Sounds on State

• Live outdoor concerts

• Paseo Nuevo, State St.

• 4-6pm Sa.


• Musical gala supporting The Choral Society

• SB Woman’s Club

• $150

• www.sbchoral.org

• 5:30-9pm Sa, 4/27.

Prepare to be inspired by the power of words when Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, joins essayist Pico Iyer in conversation at the Arlington Theatre at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 30th at a UCSB Arts & Lectures presentation. For tickets (UCSB students free, $29.50-79.50)visit


Sunday 4|28


Annual Vineyard Hike • Hike, learn about winemaking, and enjoy tastings • Zaca Mesa Winery • $30-40

• https://tinyurl.com/2d4bfecn • 10am1pm Su, 4/28.


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


May Day Celebration • SB Revels sing traditional songs, all partake in May pole dance • Paseo Nuevo Mall, De la Guerra Place • Free, details: www.santabarbararevels.org

• 12-2pm Su, 4/28.

Sing it Out! • Student vocal concert by AHA! teens • Lobero Theatre • $12-130 • www.lobero.org

• 6pm Su, 4/28.

Monday 4|29


PARLIAMO! Italian Conversation • All levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm Mon.

Images of War for Children in Ukrainiaqn Picturebooks: Aesthetic, Political, and Emotional Strategies• Webinar by Professor Svetlana Efimova • UCSB IHC • Free, link:

www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 10-11am Mo, 4/29.


Paper Moon Feat. Liz

Barnitz • Vocal harmonies from jazz and country • SOhO • $5 • www. sohosb.com • 7:30pm Mo, 4/29.


Art à la carte: The Future of the Past: Scientific Study of Artworks for Collectors, Museums, and the Art

Market • Talk by Jennifer L. Mass, PhD, cocktails & dinner to support SBMA • University Club SB • $450 • www.sbma.net • 5pm Mo, 4/29.

Tuesday 4|30


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

Amanda Gorman • Poet and activist speaks with essayist Pico Iyer • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre • Free-$80 • www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Tu, 4/30.

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


Student Tea Session • Observe a Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden, Tea Garden • Included with admission • 10am-12:30pm Tu, 4/30.

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May The 4th Be With You!

CELEBRATE STAR WARS WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS this Saturday, May 4th at two out-of-thisworld events! Show off your best Star Wars costumes at the Granada Theatre at 3pm when concert pianist Bryan Tari performs an arrangement of the Star Wars soundtrack along with pieces from Superman and The Godfather.

For tickets ($16-36) visit www.granadasb.org

IN THE EVENING, SOUL BITES RESTAURANT WILL TRANSFORM INTO THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA for “A Star Wars Cantina Celebration: Renegades, Rebels, & Rogues,” featuring dancing, comedy, and music from 7 to 11:45pm. This event supports Hope Refuge, New Hope Creative Alliance, and Hope Refuge.


Leather Accessories

Workshop • Make leather tassels, keychains, and earrings • EE Makerspace, Art From Scrap • $20

• www.exploreecology.org

• 6-8pm Tu, 4/30.

Wednesday 5|1


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

• 12-1pm We.

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

Finding the Mother Tree • Talk by ecologist & author Suzanne Simard • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • $10-30 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm We 5/2.


Women of Achievement

For tickets ($36-68) www.galacticfringers.com


Luncheon honoring Leaders in Education

AWC-SB • Cabrillo Arts Pavilion

$100-115 • https://awcsb.org

11:30am-1pm We, 5/1.

CEC’s Climate Stewards

Certification Course • Become a certified climate steward with this online course • Community Environmental Council • $300 • https://cecsb.org/climate-stewards • 6:30pm We, 4/17, through 6/12.

Thursday 5|2


English Conversation Group

• Practice English language skills naturally • Eastside Library • Free

• 1-2pm Th.

Amphibian Week 2024

Webinar: Unleashing the Power of iNaturalist for Community Science Bioblitz Nature Walk!

• Learn how to contribute to community science efforts

• SB Museum of Natural History & SB Zoo • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/mwccxr6b • 4-5pm Th, 5/2.

Chaucer’s Author Signing

• YA author Ana Ellickson, The Vanishing Station

• Chaucer’s Books

• Free • 6pm Th, 5/2.

Southern California’s Other Avifauna: Trends, Traits, and Troubles of Our Naturalized Bird Species

• Talk by ornithologist Kimball Garrett

• SB Audubon Society

• SB Museum of Natural History, Fleischmann Aud.

• Free

• www.sbnature.org

• 7:30-9pm Th, 5/2.


Pop-Up Opera

• Free outdoor opera performance

• SB Museum of Art Terrace

• 5-5:45pm Th, 5/2.

Quire of Voyces

• A capella

Southern California’s Other Avifauna: Trends, Traits, and Troubles of Our Naturalized Bird Species





Renaissance music

• SB Museum of Art

• Free

• 6:30pm Th, 5/2.


9th Annual Latino Legacy Awards

• Gala honoring local leaders

• Hotel Corque, Fountain Courtyard, 400 Alisal Rd, Solvang • $60

• https://tinyurl.com/25u6xcp6 • 4-6:30pm Th, 5/2.

Plant Your Life–Recipes for Sustainable Health and Longevity

• Cooking demonstration and class

• Rooted

SB County & Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

• Eastside Library

• Free: https://tinyurl.com/442b7xyu

• 5:30-7pm Th, 5/2.

An Ethiopian Easter Celebration

• Ethiopian-styled dinner • SOhO


• www.sohosb.com

6pm Th, 5/2.

SB Fair & Expo

• Carnival rides, animal showcases, music, and more

• Earl Warren Showgrounds • $5-30

• Tickets & times: www.earlwarren. com • Opens 4-10pm Th, 4/25; through 4/25-4/28 & 5/3-5/5.

Friday 5|3


Artie Lopez and Friends • Standup comedy show • Alcazar Theatre

• $20

• www.thealcazar.org • 7-10pm Fr, 5/3.

Discover the beauty and origins of California’s non-native, naturalized bird species when Kimball Garrett, former ornithology collections manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, presents a free lecture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Fleischmann Auditorium at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 2nd. This talk is hosted by the SB Audubon Society.

To learn more visit www.santabarbaraaudubon.org


Free Astronomy Talk: Satellites in the Crosshairs

• Talk by Larry F. Martinez, Ph.D.

• SB Museum of Natural History, Fleischmann Auditorium • Free • www.sbnature.org • 7:30-9pm Fr, 5/3.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

• Crafts, board games, video games, & more. Grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.


Maximums and Minimums • UCSB Percussion Ensemble concert • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/3t3xsse4

• 3pm Fr, 5/3.

Marca MP • Regional Mexican music • Arlington Theatre • $49-120 • www.arlingtontheatresb.com • 8pm Fr, 5/3.

Saturday 5|4


Country Night at the Elks • Community line dancing, swing, & two-step • Elks Lodge #613, 150 N. Kellogg Ave • $15 • 6-10pm Sa, 5/4.


Spring Music Festival

• Music sets, children’s activities, and food/ drinks to support San Marcos ParentChild Workshop • Stow House • $1020

• https://tinyurl.com/nz36vaes

• 11am-5pm Sa, 5/4.

Undergraduate Student Recital • Cellist Evelyn Ho • Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB • Free

• https://tinyurl.com/wa52wmb8 • 2pm Sa, 5/4.

May The 4th • Concert pianist Bryan Tari performs a Star Wars cinematic concert • Granada Theatre • $16-36

• www.granadasb.org • 3pm Sa, 5/4.

American Cabaret: A Continent of Color • Pianist Dr. John Ballerino and baritone Ryan Reithmeier • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4wpam8u6 • Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB • 7pm Sa, 5/4. Los Morros del Norte & Grupo Yndio • Mexican pop concert • Chumash Casino • $20-30 • https://tinyurl.com/3safnbmc • 8pm Sa, 5/4.


Nature Journaling at the Garden with John Iwerks • Write & sketch inspired by nature • SB Botanic Garden • $25-35 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10:30am Sa, 5/4.

Trail Volunteer Day

• Jesusita Trail • Cater Water Treatment Plant Trailhead • RSVP to Steve Biddle, City of SB Parks, 805-564-5439 or SBiddle@SantaBarbaraCA.gov • 8:30am-2pm Sa, 5/4.

Volunteer Day: Alice Keck

• Help tend to Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden • 1500 SB St. • https://tinyurl.com/32xr4tbt • 9am12pm Sa, 5/4.

Art & Practice of Forest

Bathing with Ben Page • Connect with nature and meditate • SB Botanic Garden • $35-45 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-11:30am Sa, 5/4.

BioBlitz at Goleta Butterfly Grove

• Help take inventory of local biodiversity • Ellwood Mesa Bluffs & Butterfly Grove • Free: https://tinyurl.com/4w97cbkp • 9:30-11:30am Sa, 5/4.

Native Plants for Birds • Learn to maintain a bird-friendly habitat • SB Botanic Garden • $15-30 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 10-11:30am Sa, 5/4.

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019 April 26, 2024 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com 21 CMTC #62356
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Celebrate Mental Health Month

Inviting locals of all ages to celebrate Mental Health Month with art, hiking, and community-wide displays, the Mental Wellness Center has announced three fun ways to learn about and support mental health programs.

All month long, the GREEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN will encourage residents and businesses to display a green ribbon in solidarity with mental health awareness in their homes, offices, and businesses. The Mental Wellness Center will feature a green lights display at its offices.

Next weekend, admire local artists’ creativity when the ARTFUL MINDS arts fair returns to the beachfront opposite Chase Palm Park from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, May 4th. About 60 artists living with mental illness will display their work, including jewelry, paintings, drawings, and more to share how art can support mental health.


On Saturday, May 18th, explore Alma Rosa Ranch and enjoy wine tastings at the PEACE OF MIND: 10,000 STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION fundraising walk. Individuals and groups can register to walk between 9am to 12pm, with all participants invited to a concluding reception with guests from the Mental Wellness Center and One Mind.

To register ($55) visit https://tinyurl.com/nbfj2vvv

Arts & Craft Faire • Shop local art, jewelry, and decor • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 5/4.

Mental Wellness Center’s 28th Annual Arts Faire • Shop art made by 60 local artists living with mental illness • Chase Palm Park beachfront • Free • https:// mentalwellnesscenter.org • 11am-3pm Sa, 5/4.

Community History Day • Booths and activities about SB’s multicultural history • El Presidio • Free • 11am-1pm Sa, 5/4.

Spring Forward! • Gala for the SBCC Foundation • SBCC Great Meadow • $350 • www.sbccfoundation.org • 4:30-8:30pm Sa, 5/4.

A Star Wars Cantina Celebration: Renegades, Rebels, & Rogues • Dance, comedy, & music to support Hope Refuge & New Hope Creative Alliance • Soul Bites • $36-68 • www.galacticfringers.com • 7-11:45pm Sa, 5/4.

Sunday 5|2


SB Youth Symphony • Student classical music concert • Lobero Theatre

Free • www. lobero.org • 4pm Su, 5/5.

Westmont Choir & Orchestra Tour • Student showcase concert

• Lobero Theatre

• Free • 4pm Su, 5/5.

Spring 2024 One Acts

Witness the rising generation of theater when four senior UCSB directing students — Gryphon Seveney, Gabi Baltzell, and Jeremy Percy — present one-act plays at UCSB’s Studio Theater. Performances will be held at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th, and at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th.

Admission is free with a suggested $3 donation, visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

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

plant in this musical comedy • PCPA • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • Starting $25 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm Th, 4/25, through 5/12.

Laughable • Musical comedy performed by comedian Stacie Burrows • Center Stage Theater • $20-25 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm Fr, 4/26.

Undergraduate Student Recital

• Cellist Mia Paul • Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB

• Free

• https://tinyurl.com/3nk3u7p5

• 7:30pm Su, 5/5.


The Horticulture of Wildflowers • Presentation and garden walk • SB Botanic Garden • $25-40

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 8:30-10:30am Su, 5/5.


Mujeres Makers Market

• Shop local

It’s Your Library

The Outsider • Comedy about an attention-shy politician and his determined chief of staff • Theatre Group at SBCC • Garvin Theatre • $10-26 • www. theatregroupsbcc.com • 7:30pm We, 4/10, through 4/27.

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

Little Shop of Horrors • A shy shopkeeper tries to please a carnivorous

women-owned businesses • El Presidio • 10am4pm Su, 5/5.

Cinco De Mayo Taco & Tequila Tasting • Tacos, tequila, and music by DJ Danny Welch • Kimpton Canary rooftop • $25

Come From Away • Musical based on Newfoundland taking in 7,000 stranded passengers • American Theatre Guild • Granada Theatre • $59-134 • www. granadasb.org • 7:30pm Tu, 4/30 & 7:30pm We, 5/1.

SPRING 2024 ONE ACTS • Fur one act plays directed by UCSB senior directing students • UCSB Studio Theater • Free-$3 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 5/3-5/4 & 1pm 5/4-5/5.

Chicago • Bob Fosse’s classic musical performed by The Adderley School Conservatory • Lobero Theatre • $31-131 • www.lobero.org • 3 & 7pm Sa, 5/4.

• https://tinyurl.com/5xt43zj6

• 4-6pm Su, 5/5.

SB Rollers • Rollerskate with an ocean view

• SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.

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CWC Docs: !Women Art Revolution

Uncover the “secret history” of the feminist art movement through the ‘60s, ‘70s, and beyond when the UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center screens the documentary !Women Art Revolution at Pollock Theatre at 7pm on Thursday, May 2nd. A post-film discussion with filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson will follow.

To register for this free event visit www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu

Black Hollywood — Max

Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes

• Documentary about jazz musician

Max Roach; talk by director Sam Pollard • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theatre • RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Tu, 4/30.

Bringing Back Our Wetland • Documentary on the restoration of Devereux Slough; talk with filmmaker Michael Love and UCSB professor Lisa Stratton • Unitarian Society of SB, 1535 Santa Barbara St. • Free-$5 • https://tinyurl.com/ eucfu7zy • 7pm We, 5/1.

CWC Docs: !Women Art Revolution

• Exploration of the “secret history” of feminist art; talk by filmmaker Lynn Hershman

Unsung Hero* (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:20.Sat/Sun: 2:10, 4:30, 7:20.

Spy × Family Code: White* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:05/D, 7:45/S. Sat/Sun: 2:20/D, 5:05/S,

2:45, 5:50, 8:30. Thur: 2:45. Spy × Family Code: White* (PG13): Fri/Sat: 1:10/S, 3:50/D, 6:30/D, 9:15/S. Sun-Wed: 2:25/D, 5:05/S, 7:50/S. Thur: 2:25/D.

Fall Guy* (PG13): Thur: 5:05, 6:30, 8:15, 9:30.

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Challengers* (R): Fri-Sun:1:50, 4:50, 7:50. Mon-Thur: 4:50, 7:50.

Housekeeping for Beginners: (R): Fri-Sun: 2:05. Mon-Thur: 4:40.

Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (R): Fri-Sun: 2:20, 5:10, 8:00. Mon-Thur: 5:10, 8:00.

The Long Game (PG): Fri-Sun: 4:40, 7:20. Mon-Thur: 7:20.

Monkey Man (R): Fri-Sun: 2:30, 5:20, 8:10. Mon-Wed: 5:20, 8:10. Thur: 5:20.

Tarot (PG13): Thur: 8:10.

THU-FRI 4:30-7 | SAT-SUN 11:30-2-4:30-7 | MON-


Leeson • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theatre • RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7-9:30pm Th, 5/2.

Black Hollywood: SpiderMan: Across The SpiderVerse • Screening followed by talk with director Kemp Powers • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theatre • First come first served line day of • www. carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2pm Sa, 5/4.

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Elevated Rates Endangering Economy


PICKING UP, but a little-known indicator of future growth, the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) in March highlighted the danger that high interest rates hold for future growth.

“Overall, the Index points to a fragile—even if not recessionary—outlook for the U.S. economy. Indeed, rising consumer debt, elevated interest rates, and persistent inflation pressures continue to pose risks to economic activity in 2024,” said Justyna Zabinska-La Monica, Senior Manager, Business Cycle Indicators, at The Conference Board.

September 2022.

And Existing-home sales slipped in March, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Among the four major U.S. regions, sales slid in the Midwest, South, and West, but rose in the Northeast for the first time since November 2023. Year-over-year, sales decreased in all regions.

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“Though rebounding from cyclical lows, home sales are stuck because interest rates have not made any major moves,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “There are nearly six million more jobs now compared to pre-COVID highs, which suggests more aspiring home buyers exist in the market.”

The LEI has stalled, fluctuating at a break even point between growth and recession. It decreased by 0.3 percent in March 2024 to 102.4 (2016=100), after increasing by 0.2 percent in February. Over the six-month period between September 2023 and March 2024,

the LEI contracted by 2.2 percent—a smaller decrease than the 3.4 percent decline over the previous six months.

The best way to lower the price of things is to make more things, which means in part lowering the cost of money to make them.

And the Atlanta Federal reserve boosted their GDPNow estimate of Q1 growth once again.

“The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2024 is 2.9 percent on April 16, up from 2.8 percent on April 15, after the increase of first-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth and firstquarter real gross private domestic investment growth.”

We know why elevated interest rates pose a danger to growth. They hurt the manufacturing and housing sectors, for starters, that rely on investment spending to build new equipment or new housing, which is directly affected by the cost of money—and there are seven percent fixed-rate mortgages for homebuyers and owners wanting to refinance.

Manufacturing is just beginning to come out of the doldrums. The Institute for Supply Management’s latest purchasing managers index for U.S. manufacturing, a monthly survey that gauges economic activity, rose more than expected in March to a reading of 50.3, the first time the index has registered expansion since

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, based on anecdotal evidence from the 12 districts collected over the past six weeks, was favorable in that it showed softening of activities that boost inflation.

“Economic activity increased slightly, on balance, since early January, with eight Districts reporting slight to modest growth in activity, three others reporting no change, and one District noting a slight softening. Several reports cited heightened price sensitivity by consumers and noted that households continued to trade down and to shift spending away from discretionary goods.”

So maybe the Fed’s credit restrictions are slowing consumer spending, but a far greater danger is that it penalizes producers that make the things businesses and consumers buy, making them more costly, thereby keeping prices higher.

The Conference Board’s LEI best illustrates the problem. The Fed’s efforts to lower inflation are stymied by its own inaction on bringing down interest rates, which are continuing to climb in some markets.

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Notice is hereby given that the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) will hold a public hearing on the Draft Fiscal Year 2024/25 Measure A Program of Projects.


10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2024


Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room

105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Details on how to participate remotely will be published on the SBCAG Board of Directors agenda at least 48 hours prior to the meeting online at www.sbcag.org

The SBCAG board must adopt a program of projects identifying all transportation projects to be funded with Measure A revenues for the next five years, FY 24/25 through FY 28/29. The program of projects is scheduled for adoption at the June 20, 2024, SBCAG Board meeting. Only projects that are included in the approved program of projects are eligible for Measure A funding. Measure A revenues available for allocation are estimated to be $253.8 million during the five-year period with $52 million available in FY 24/25.

Projects identified to receive Measure A revenues for the five-year period include, but are not limited to, improvements on Highway 101 on the South Coast, Highway 166 Safety and Operational Improvements, streets and roads improvements countywide, bicycle, pedestrian and safe routes to school improvements, interregional transit, and reduced transit fares for the elderly and disabled. For more information about the Measure A Program, please visit www.measurea.net


Comments on the Draft Fiscal Year 2024/25 Measure A Program of Projects may also be submitted in writing until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Written comments can be submitted via U.S. Postal Service to 260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; or electronically by emailing info@sbcag.org

SBCAG is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for these meetings. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodation requests should be made 48 hours in advance of public meetings to SBCAG at (805) 961-8900.

and Sarah June Zuidema filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Matthew Ryan Kauk to proposed name Matthew Ryan Teramae and PRESENT NAME: Sarah June Zuidema to proposed name Sarah June Teramae. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 05/10/2024; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 4; ROOM: [ ] other (specify): at the: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (To appear remotely, check in advance of the hearing for information about how to do so on the courts website. To find your courts website, go to www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) 3 a. [X] A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks before the date set for hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation: [x] (for resident of this county) printed in this county: VOICE MAGAZINE. Date: 03/19/2024 /s/: Donna D Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #24CV01161 Pub Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

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NO. 6150


I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on April 9, 2024, and adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on April 16, 2024, by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Eric Friedman, Alejandra Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez, Mike Jordan, Kristen W. Sneddon, Mayor Randy Rowse NOES: None

ABSENT: Councilmember Meagan Harmon


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on April 16, 2024.

/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on April 16, 2024.

/s/ Randy Rowse



The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on April 16, 2024.

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.



Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager





I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on April 9, 2024, and adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on April 16, 2024, by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Eric Friedman, Alejandra Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez, Mike Jordan, Kristen W. Sneddon, Mayor Randy Rowse

NOES: None

ABSENT: Councilmember Meagan Harmon


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on April 16, 2024.


Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on April 16, 2024.


Randy Rowse Mayor

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made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.
/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE
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African Wild Plum Harpephyllum caffrum

PLUM is a tidy, ornamental, small- to medium-sized, broadleaf evergreen tree that has regularly been planted in the Santa Barbara area, where it has been appreciated for both its pleasing appearance and its suitability for our Mediterranean climate.

African Wild Plum carries a densely rounded crown atop a straight main trunk. Its limbs curve distinctively upward. All year long, it remains attractive, due to the lush and glossy leaves, which are concentrated near the ends of its branches.

In our community, it is considered a slowgrowing tree, developing at the rate of 1- to 2-feet a year, to reach a height of 25- to 30-feet, with an equal or greater branch spread.

The bark varies from a reddish- to a whitishbrown. When young, it has noticeably raised lenticles (pores that allow gas exchange between the atmosphere and the internal tissues). With age, the bark darkens to a gray and develops shallow fissures scattered in a random pattern over the trunk, with cinnamon-brown showing in the cracks.

The pinnately compound leaves (6- to 12-inches long) are comprised of 8 to 16 leaflets. The terminal leaflet is lance-shaped; the lateral leaflets are strongly sickle-shaped and often winged between the upper leaflets. Each mature leaflet (1-inch to 2-inches long and ½- to 1-inch wide) is a dark green on top and a dull green underneath. When new, the leaves are a light green; old leaves often turn a bright red before dropping off. When crushed, the leaves exude the subtle scent of turpentine.

In April to June, an abundance of small (1/8-inch diameter), 4- to 5-petaled, creamy to greenish-yellow-colored flowers emerge on panicles (loosely branching clusters) that sprout from the axils (the areas of the upper angle formed between the leaf stalks and their stems). The flowers can be quite inconspicuous, because they are often nestled in the tight foliage at the ends of branches. Close observation is often required to see them at all.

The Wild African Plum is generally “dioecious”, meaning that any individual tree will have only male flowers (which produce pollen) or only female flowers (which produce seeds). However, occasionally, the flowers can be “perfect”, meaning that each flower bears both

stamens (male flower parts) and pistils (female flower parts). Flowers are pollinated primarily by bees, which are eager for the generous amounts of pollen and nectar provided.

Once pollinated, flowers produce dangling clusters of oblong fruits (up to 1-inch long and ½-inch wide) called “drupes” (a single seed inside a fleshy coating). The thin outer layer of fruit flesh surrounds a pitted shell that contains a flattened, reniform (kidney-shaped), seed. The flesh is edible but tastes somewhat sour, much like a tart cherry. While the flesh is too sparse to make a satisfying snack, it can be used to make tasty jams and jellies, as well as light wines.

in making beams, furniture, and fencing, for beautiful carvings, and for fuel.

From May into July, the fruit ripens a beautiful bright red, creating a striking contrast against the dark green foliage and a colorful display in the landscape. The ripe fruit will be gobbled by birds and squirrels.

The African Wild Plum is endemic to the coastal forests of eastern South Africa - extending northward to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Growing mostly in riparian areas (wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams), it is one of South Africa’s largest indigenous forest trees; in the wilds, it can grow over 100-feet tall!

It is in the plant family, Anacardiaceae, which, surprisingly, also includes cashews, mangoes, and pistachio nuts.

African Wild plum is easy to grow in our frost-free area. It should be planted in full sun and given space to avoid surface rooting problems. It prefers deep sandy loam soilsbut it will tolerate a variety of soil types, as long as they are well-drained. In areas of poor or shallow soils, it tends to develop surface roots that can disrupt nearby paving and hardscaping. Oddly, it also has the peculiar habit of developing one large surface root that will grow disproportionately large for the tree and can cause noticeable damage. Fortunately, it is not affected by injurious insects or plant diseases. It is a low-maintenance tree, requiring little pruning. The biggest maintenance issue is the time spent picking up fallen fruit.

The botanical name of African Wild Plum is Harpephyllum caffrum. The genus name, Harpephyllum, is a combination of the Greek words harpe (meaning “sickle”) and phyllon (meaning “leaf”) - referring to the sickleshaped leaves. The specific epithet, caffrum, refers to its place of origin, previously known as Kaffraria, the Eastern Cape region of Africa.

Where the African Wild Plum is native, it has many uses. In traditional aboriginal medicine, the bark is prepared to make treatments for skin conditions, sprains, bone fractures, and paralysis. The bark can be processed to make a dye that is mauve to pink in color. The wood is utilized as general timber

It can be propagated easily from seeds or cuttings. After soaking the seeds for a day, they should be scrubbed to remove all remaining flesh. Seeds lightly covered with potting mix should germinate in 1- to 2-weeks - but germination rates can be low. Cuttings should be allowed to dry for a day before planting them in sand or Perlite - and then kept moist.

In California, African Wild Plums have been planted extensively, because they are attractive ornamentals that also attract birds and butterflies into the garden. They were first planted in Santa Barbara in the late 1800s as ornamental trees, primarily in private gardens; in the 1950s they began being planted in public areas, as street trees and park trees, and also in commercial landscapes.

African Wild Plums can be seen on Garden Street (above Los Olivos); in the 300 block of East Padre Steet; on Laguna Street (at Valerio Street); and, in the 500 block of East Micheltorena Street. There is a particularly large specimen in Franceschi Park (by the entrance driveway).

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Legacy & a Love for Jazz: Herbie Hancock Still Delivers


HANCOCK grabbed the audience and threw us into the deep end of the pool with him. The lights had barely gone down when all of a sudden the ensemble was cooking—hot, fast, switching tempos, a high-speed ride through 40 years of jazz through the eyes of Herbie. Set before the rich velvet backdrop of the Arlington on a Wednesday night, the band touched on his classic songs like Chameleon, and Cantaloupe Island, but also allowed each member to chart their own course, to fantastic results.

At 83, Herbie’s legacy in jazz and contemporary music (he won the 2008 Album of the Year Grammy, rare for a jazz artist) is rock solid. Despite well-deserved honorary degrees, academic positions and awards, (UCLA, Harvard University, Kennedy Center Honors, Washington University in St. Louis, 14 Grammys) he is inspired by the pure joy of music itself and moves accordingly.

He was a source of raw energy on stage, leading the band on the keys, switching from a grand piano to the synthesizer and occasionally to the clavinet, almost as a quick afterthought. At the end, he treated us to breaking out the keytar, almost a nod to Rockit, his most pop friendly song, one breakdancers performed to relentlessly in the late 80s.

Having found his own first success as a player in the Miles Davis Quintet, Herbie is adept at putting together the right kind of players, which he certainly did this night at the Arlington. All professionals and passionate, every member of his ensemble deserves praise.

James Genus, on bass, kept the rhythm tight but also knew when to let the band cut loose. Chris Potter played saxophone with a nimble curiosity for the unknown. Devin Daniels, also on saxophone and the youngest in the group, was borderline anarchistic, unmooring the rhythm section as a challenge to himself to lead them back into the pocket, which he did again and again—Trevor Lawrence, on drums, was right there along with him, quick and mercurial as the best jazz drummers have to be. The most haunting, however, was Terence Blanchard, on the trumpet, a last minute addition to the set. Blanchard is an elder statesman himself, a prolific jazz artist who’s scored over 40 movies—and truly understood when less is more, as his solos were lean and cut to the soul of the moment.

Besides a crash course in jazz and Herbie’s discography, the Buddhist in him was present as well. Blending his voice and synthesizer with the vocoder, Hancock spent a good ten minutes in the middle of the show to reflect. The band stepped back as Herbie went a cappella, somewhere between singing and ruminations about, well, everything. Life, serenity, war, family, the conflict of seeking to be whole. Herbie has a way of speaking that is full of dramatic pauses and the audience was game to listen.

Herbie’s use of technology within the fiercely analog world of jazz was also reflected by Genus and Potter, who used looping pedals to play over their own

riffs. The difference here is with most use of this technology you can tell what is the loop and what is being played over it. But in both of these cases, the notes became mercurial to the point it was impossible to discern the live from the looped, and it didn’t matter. Both soloists took us on a journey through rich tapestries of harmony and melody.

The show was a little over two hours but not a moment felt wasted or went by too quickly. That is one of the best qualities of jazz music—in and out of time, in the moment but then everywhere else, with Herbie Hancock right there, leading the way.

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Herbie Hancock, Chris Potter, Trevor Lawrence, Terence Blanchard, Devin Daniels, and James Genus Photos by Isaac Hernández de Lipa Herbie Hancock and Chris Potter

28th Annual Arts Faire


Art by previous artist participants.

4 May 11am to 3pm

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Santa Barbara beachfront opposite Chase Palm Park Mental Wellness Center

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors

$5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • 12-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

CASA DEL HERRERO: Gardens & House

by reservation

10 WEST GALLERY: Spring Fling ~ May 12

11-5 We-Mo

10 W Anapamu



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


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

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Environmental Ed & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org

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

ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: 2024 Annual Student Exhibition ~ May 10

11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr

805-965-0581 x3484



11-5 daily


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

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

1387 East Valley Road


tours 10 & 2 We & Sa


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • 11-5 Th-Mo • www.elverhoj.org

FAULKNER GALLERY: 40 E Anapamu St • 10-7 Mo-Th; 10-5 Fri, Sa; 12-5 Sun • 805-962-7653

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

FIRESIDE GALLERY: Holly HungettCapturing the Essence ~ May 17

• Trinity Lutheran Church • M-F 10-2pm, 909 N La Cumbre Rd

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

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Voices & Vistas: Jim Tyler ~ Apr 30 • 2920 Grand Av • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

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


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



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

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

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

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: Great Women in Herstory ~ April 30 • 21-23 W Anapamu • 10-4 Tu-Su • 805-962-5322 • https:// karpeles.com

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

marine life and the sea • 28 Anacapa St, Suite B • Most weekdays 12-5 • www.kellyclause.com

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

LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: A Multi-Cultural Gallery & Listening Room • Solveig Roberts’ Desert Artistry Unveiled ~ Apr 30 • 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • LegacyArtSB.com


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

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Palate to Palette ~ April 25May 19 • 12-4 Th-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Cloud Gazing ~ June 9 • Featuring contemporary landscape paintings, prints & books • 517 Laguna St • 1-5 Th-Su • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

CLAUSE ART: With a focus on
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Methner www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery
Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted www.marzozart.com
• Acrylic
Elevate Gallery
Cumbre Center for Creative Arts La Cumbre PLaza
Art Venues
Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com Kerry
Holly Hungett Abstract Landscapes Watercolor • Gouache
www.hollyhungett.com Peter Brunjes

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

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


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





~inquire for studio classes~


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

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Artists for the Bluffs ~ Ap 28 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria

By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.palmloft.com

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

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

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

OPEN RECEPTION VADA SPRING SHOW @ CAW • Students Art Exhibition • Gallery Hours: 4/27 & 28, 11 - 3pm & • Reception 5-8 Wed, 4/26.

VADA SPRING SHOW • Original art and design projects from SBHS Visual Art & Design Academy students • CAW • Free • www. vadasbhs.org • Opening reception 5-8pm Fr, 4/26; 11am-3pm Sa & Su, 4/27 & 4/28.

1ST THURSDAY • Cultural Night out! • 5-8pm Thu, 5/2.


EXHIBITION: SOUTH COAST KIDS CREATE • Elementary student art from Goleta to Carpinteria • SB County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Free • 2-4pm Sa, 5/4.

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


• Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles

• 8th St & Linden Av • Free

• 2:30-6 Th.

PORTICO GALLERY: Montecito Spring Favorites ~ April 30 • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com

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

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

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

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

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


WORKSHOP: 631 Garden St • 10-6 Fr & By Appt • www.sbcaw.org


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


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

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

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

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

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art



SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: SBVA Featured Artists ~ June 6 • 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-6824722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

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

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

SULLIVAN GOSS: The Spring Salon; Phoebe Brunner: Westward, The Land is Bright ~ May 27 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

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

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

Modernist Artist



10 West Gallery

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

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


Collective: Surviving to Thriving ~ May 1-30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-5 Sa & Su • 805-9656448 • www.voicesb.art

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

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


OF ART: Senior Graduate Exhibition: In Between Moments ~ May 4; Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls ~ May 4 • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

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The Kindness Quest: A Family Adventure in Giving and Gratitude

May the power of love and kindness always come first.

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

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

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

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

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

The Six Nonprofits are:

ASAP Cats • asapcats.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara • hospiceofsb.org

La Casa de Maria Retreat Center • lcdm.org

Organic Soup Kitchen • organicsoupkitchen.org

Sock It To ‘Em • donatesocks.org

Teaspoons • teaspoons.org


2:00 -4:30 PM

The Live Oak Unitarian Congregation 820 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta FREE EVENT

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

by the Generosity of Friends of Putting Love 1st
V. Garrett, DVM • email
janice@puttinglove1st.com Puttinglove1st.com
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SBEarthDay.org facebook.com/SBEarthday instagram.com/sb_earthday ALAMEDA PARK | SANTA BARBARA festival Community Environmental Council Santa Barbara, CA SATURDAY, APRIL 27 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 28 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Something for everyone... GREEN CAR SHOW ECO MARKETPLACE PUBLIC SQUARE KIDS CORNER PLANT-FORWARD FOOD COURT 2 FULL DAYS OF LOCAL MUSIC BEER/WINE GARDEN

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