VOICE Magazine: April 7, 2023

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Calendar..20-22 Movies..........23 Community News 7, 8, 9, 10, 26 John Palminteri’s Community Voice 13 Dan Kepl: Classical Music 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice 16 Daisy Scott: Bookworm Corner 18 Daisy Scott: The Brother Brothers preview 19 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 24 Community Market & Legals 25-26 Galleries & Art Venues.....................30-31
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his book, Trejo: A Life of Crime, Redemption and Hollywood on April 12th 21 Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures Author Steven Gilbar has penned his latest book 18 Art Solstice has selected the art for their annual posters 29 Photo courtesy of Cachuma Nature
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Sunday, April 16th at SB City College 22 Photo courtesy of SB Kite Festival inspire2023.givesmart.com The annual Trout Derby takes place April 15th and 16th 10 Beethoven Dreams: A collaboration with the Ensemble Theatre Co. Sat, April 15, 7:30pm Sun, April 16, 3pm Matinee includes pre-concert talk: Conversations with Kabaretti • 2pm www.TheSymphony.org
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A Symphonic, Poetic Daydream: Beethoven Dreams


AND THE FAMILIAR, the Santa Barbara Symphony will continue its 70th Anniversary season with a theatrical twist. Collaborating once again with the talented Ensemble Theatre Company, Symphony devotees will be able to enjoy a night at the theater while hearing the classical music they love with Beethoven Dreams

Performances will be held at the Granada Theatre at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 15th, and at 3pm on Sunday, April 16th.

“Edward Albee once said, ‘a play is closer to a piece of music than it is to a novel,’” said ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. “And I think that’s absolutely true. When you are working on a play, you find the rhythm, and every rhythm can be different.”

The night will feature the West Coast premiere of composer Ella Milch-Sheriff’s monodrama, The Eternal Stranger. This will be followed by Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 4, featuring pianist Inna Faliks, the head of Piano Studies at UC Los Angeles.

By merging theater and music, Beethoven Dreams celebrates a composer who has defined and inspired the trajectory of classical music for hundreds of years. The performance begins with an exploration of Beethoven’s psyche as actors John Connolly (previously seen in ETC’s Death of a Salesman) and Nitya Vidyasagar (Selling Kabul) perform The Eternal Stranger, directed by Fox.

The Artists

The monodrama’s script hails from a poem by Joshua Sobol, who was inspired by a dream Beethoven described in a letter to his publisher. In his dream, Beethoven landed in Jerusalem after traveling through India, Arabia, and Syria. Harnessing the poem’s reflective nature, Milch-Sheriff composed music to accompany the thoughtful verse.

Conversations With Kabaretti

Each month at 2pm (before the Sunday matinee) Maestro Nir Kabaretti shares insightful details about the production live from the stage.

Fox shared that when Music & Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti approached him about directing the work for the Santa Barbara Symphony, he emphasized that it was a poem about alienation.

“It’s a poem about a refugee or migrant who is in a strange land, so that is definitely one way to

look at the poem and a very good way to look at it,” explained Fox. “The second way is to understand that Beethoven himself, as he was going deaf, felt alienated in society as well.”

Fox is no stranger to working with the Santa Barbara Symphony, previously receiving accolades for directing The Soldier’s Tale and past Valentine’s Day and Shakespeare concerts. However, The Eternal Stranger provided a unique challenge.

“I have never directed a poem before,” he chuckled.

In directing the monodrama, Fox decided to divide the poet’s narrator into two characters, with two actors alternating their time on the stage to maintain the integrity of a monodrama. Connolly acts in the role of an older artist composing music to process his feelings of alienation. Vidyasagar represents a younger individual who is navigating a strange land without any knowledge of its people or culture.

Both actors speak their lines in keeping with the tempo and melodies of Milch-Sheriff’s original music. Ultimately, the experience emphasizes the deep connection between music and theater as art forms.

“There’s the musicality of the poem, the musicality of the music, and both are meant to lift one out of oneself for

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a time,” said Fox. “I think that for both the symphony when you’re listening to it live with other people around you, and likewise with theater, you have a unique experience of being captivated with other people at the same time.”

Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks also believes in the connection between music and the spoken word. An internationallyacclaimed musician, Faliks is the founder and curator of Music/Words, a performance series that pairs live classical music concerts and poetry readings with modern poets. She has also composed a monologue recital, Polonaise-fantaisie: The Story of a Pianist, which combines her autobiographical accounts with musical works.

“I think that the way poetry is crafted and performed is the music of language,” shared Faliks. “The metaphor and creativity that goes into the freshness of imagery in poetry are very similar to how moments in music capture our experience.”

Santa Barbara audiences may recognize Faliks from her previous local performances with Camerata Pacifica and the Music Academy. Now, as she makes her Santa Barbara Symphony debut, Faliks is happy to re-visit “one of her favorite places in the world.”

“It just feels like a very natural extension to give

music to the community, to play with this wonderful orchestra,” said Faliks. “Many colleagues whom I know are members of this orchestra and I’m looking forward to collaborating with Master Kabaretti.”

Beyond her excitement over highlighting the intimate relationship between poetry and music, Faliks is thrilled to perform a Beethoven-centered concert. The composer has been the focus of two of her past albums, Reimagine: Beethoven & Ravel and Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in c minor Op. 111

Moreover, Faliks’ soon-to-bepublished memoir, Weight In The Fingertips, will weave Beethoven’s music throughout “a story of immigration from Ukraine, of love, grief, a concert pianist, of adventures in music.”

“I can’t live without Beethoven. I adore new music, it’s very important to me. And collaborations are very important to me, but Beethoven is the anchor that I need,” said Faliks. “It’s music that makes me just deliriously happy and grateful to do what I do.”

She continued that she is especially excited to share Piano Concerto No. 4 with Santa Barbara audiences, comparing hearing its iconic notes to a religious experience.

“Beethoven Dreams is a perfect title pertaining to Beethoven’s No. 4, because, for me, there is no greater concerto in the piano repertoire,” said Faliks. “It’s hard to make qualifications like this, but it really stands in a world of its own. There’s something about it — it doesn’t have to be a religious person or even a spiritual person, but this piece will take you there, it’s like a conversation with the universe.”


Ella Milch-Sheriff | The Eternal Stranger (based on a dream by Beethoven) – West Coast Premiere

Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op.58

Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 4

70th Anniversary Season Sponsor: Sarah and Roger Chrisman; 70th Anniversary Corporate Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust; 70th Anniversary Grand Venue Sponsor: Granada Theatre.

For tickets ($35 to $175 ) and info visit www.TheSymphony.org or call 805-898-9386.

The Santa Barbara Symphony, celebrating its 70th Anniversary, delivers artistic excellence, outstanding music education stewardship and programming, and community collaboration - all through symphonic music. Under the artistic leadership of Maestro Nir Kabaretti as Music & Artistic Director since 2006, The Symphony is one of the region’s premier cultural institutions.


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DignityMoves at $10 Million of $19 Million Fundraising Goal

DIGNITYMOVES, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION that provides Interim Supportive Housing Villages for the homeless using modular construction, announced a plan to reduce homelessness in Santa Barbara County. The DignityNow Capital Campaign has raised $10 million of the $19 million needed to fund four new villages with 300 additional rooms across the county. DignityMoves has partnered with the county to provide land and funding for social services for the villages.

Each resident in DignityMoves Interim Supportive Housing Communities has their own private room with a lock, AC/heat, a desk, Wi-Fi, onsite bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and three meals a day. The program is staffed by highly trained professionals who offer a comprehensive range of services to the homeless, including housing, employment resources, medical and mental health care, and substance abuse support. The Santa Barbara Street Village was completed in only nine months using the modular model, and eight of the 34 residents have become employed; nine have transitioned to more permanent stable housing.

Hope Village, the second property with 94 rooms, is currently in development in Santa Maria and will include housing for Transitional Age Youth (18-24), recuperative or respite care, and rooms for veterans and unsheltered individuals and couples. DignityMoves anticipates three additional DignityMoves Village locations in the Santa Barbara/Goleta later this year. Partnerships with Good Samaritan Shelter, Dignity Health, and other organizations are key to the success of the program. www.dignitymoves.org

Santa Barbara Zoo Celebrates 60 Years

IT’S A BIG YEAR FOR THE SANTA BARBARA ZOO as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. Over the course of the year, there will be behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, and the chance to purchase special 60th-anniversary merchandise.

To help support the next 60 years of conservation and protection efforts, the Zoo is launching a fundraising campaign, “To Another 60 Years.” The community is encouraged to donate $6, $60, $600, or even $6,000 to support the animals and their habitats — every little bit helps. The Zoo opened its doors in August 1963, and has been dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures. www.sbzoo.org

CIF Southern Section-FORD Academic Award Winners Announced

THE WINNERS OF THE 35TH ANNUAL CIF SOUTHERN SECTION-FORD ACADEMIC AWARDS program were announced, with awards based on a cumulative grade point average across 27 team sports. 1,902 teams entered this year, and 33 CIF-SS member schools were represented among the team winners, and Flintridge Preparatory School topped the academic lists with five team winners. To qualify, teams must have at least five student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the first semester or first two quarters of the 2022-23 school year, and the highest team GPA in each sport category by California Basic Education Data enrollment determines the winner. 251 student-athletes were named individual “Student-Athlete of the Year” by their schools, and the academic team winners will be honored in a pre-game ceremony before the April 24th Los Angeles Angels game against the Oakland A’s.

The Santa Barbara Unified teams honored include Dos Pueblos High School - boys water polo; Santa Barbara High School - boys swimming/diving, boys volleyball, and boys track and field; San Marcos High School - girls basketball, girls beach volleyball, and girls swimming/diving.

Sonia Aguila Named Teacher of the Year

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BILINGUAL EDUCATORS (NABE) named Sonia Aguila of Canalino Elementary School in Carpinteria as their 2023 Teacher of the Year. This accomplishment followed the California Association of Bilingual Educators also selecting Aguila as their 2022 Teacher of the Year. Aguila is a second-grade dual-language immersion teacher who helped Carpinteria Unified School District develop its Dual Language Immersion program, and currently serves as its chair.

Aguila also has hosted, directed, and produced a Spanish Children’s Radio Program for 24 years. These awards recognize Aguila’s 25 years of continued efforts as an educator and as an advocate for bilingual students and families. As Teacher of the Year, Aguila represented the state of California at the NABE conference in February. NABE is the only national prevessonal organization that is dedicated to addressing the needs presented by bilingual/multilingual students and bilingual/dual language educators.

Retired DA Joyce E. Dudley Appointed to POST Advisory Board

JOYCE E. DUDLEY, the former District Attorney of Santa Barbara County from 2010 to 2022, has been appointed to the Peace Officer Standards Accountability Advisory Board by Governor Gavin Newsom. Dudley was Chair of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training from 2016 to 2022, and a member there from 2013 to 2022. Prior to serving as District Attorney, Dudley was a Deputy District Attorney in the SB County District Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 2010. Her past experiences also include serving as Director of Child Development Programs at the Community Action Commission of the County of SB. Dudley earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCSB, a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Antioch University, a Master of Arts degree in Education from UCSB, and a Juris Doctor degree from the SB College of Law. www.ca.gov

Second Generation Serves Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Board

FOUR BOARD MEMBERS SERVING THE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION this year are serving as second-generation members, eager to make a tradition of helping young artists achieve their dreams. Boardmembers Erin Bonski-Evans and Neil Di Maggio once competed themselves for PASF awards, whereas Boardmembers Marjorie Gies and Noel Lucky have family members who once served on the foundation’s board. The board members will join seven others in completing the foundation’s board for the 2023 season. www.pasfsb.org

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Courthouse Legacy Foundation Begins Next Phase of Great Arch Conservation Project

DEDICATED TO THE RESTORATION of one of Santa Barbara’s most iconic landmarks, the Courthouse Legacy Foundation has launched the next phase of its Great Arch Conservation Project. The project, which has garnered widespread community support, will allow for the restoration and cleaning of the Garden Street side of the Great Arch.

The process will include surface treating the stone with dry ice and localized micro air abrasion to remove black stains and biological debris that has built up over the decades. The Great Arch interior walls will also be washed with soap and water, and the wrought iron grilles and ornamentation on the windows of the Great Arch will be treated and painted.

“Pacific Masonry Restoration, a specialty masonry contractor that is part of ARG Conservation Services, will perform the work,” explained CLF in a statement. “Only trained conservators experienced with historic structures will perform the work consistent with the Department of the Interior Standards for a National Historic Landmark such as our magnificent Courthouse.”

This work will not only beautify the courthouse, but support its integrity, as the stones’ stains caused by biological growth and pollution indicate the risk of interior deterioration and damage. Restoration work began the first week of April, and is anticipated to continue through June of this year, just in time for the return of summer activities to the Courthouse lawn.

David Neels Named Montecito Fire Chief

DAVID NEELS has assumed the role of Fire Chief for the Montecito Fire Protection District following the retirement of Chief Kevin Taylor. He launched his firefighting career in 1989 in San Luis Obispo County, simultaneously earning his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Neels joined the Santa Barbara County Fire Department as a firefighter paramedic in 1998, going on to act as Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief over the next 21 years. In 2019, the Montecito Fire Department hired Neels as a Battalion Chief, promoting him to Division Chief of Operations in January 2021. Neels’ additional activities have including working with state Incident Management Teams for over 15 years and serving as an Incident Commander for the SB County Type 3 Incident Management Team. www.montecitofire.com

Maria Melo Joins Pacific Pride Foundation

MARIA MELO has been appointed the Pacific Pride Foundation’s new Chief Programs Officer after serving on the organization’s Board of Directors for over a year. She bring over 20 years of experience working in nonprofit and government sectors, previously serving as the Executive Director of 805 UndocuFund, where she formalized the organization as a new nonprofit, supported its longterm sustainability, and provided disaster relief during this past winter’s storms. www.pacificpridefoundation.org

Scholarship Foundation Welcomes Guille Gil-Reynoso

GUILLE GIL-REYNOSO has joined the Board of Directors for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Currently, she works as the Advancement and Communications Manager at Cate School in Carpinteria. Previously, she worked as a landscape architectural designer for Wallace Roberts & Todd and George W. Girvin Associates, as well as in marketing and administrative positions at the Baehr Group and the Santa Barbara Channels. Most recently, she was the SB Foundation’s Grants Program Manager. She is also a cofounder of the SB Latina Leaders Network and the SB Latino Giving Circle, and a member of the Association for Women in Communications.


“Once this phase of the Great Arch Project is complete, the CLF will focus on raising funds to begin another phase of the conservation effort, which will address damage to the sandstone blocks, failed mortar joints, and loss of ornamental stone features on the Great Arch,” continued CLF.

To learn more or donate visit www.courthouselegacyfoundation.org

Ensemble Theatre Company Helps Planet with Ticket Sales

EMBODYING THE SPIRIT OF EARTH DAY, Ensemble Theatre Company has partnered with the nonprofit One Tree Planted to plant a tree in California for every ticket sold for its ongoing production of The Children.

“Our upcoming play, The Children, explores the effects of climate change on our planet and what one generation owes to the next,” said Scott DeVine, Ensemble Theatre Company’s managing director. “The mission of ‘One Tree Planted’ complements the show’s storyline and this partnership expands the way in which Ensemble Theatre Company influences and impacts the community we serve. We believe there is no better way to honor the sentiment of The Children, while recognizing the ideal of Earth Month, than to help the environment by planting trees on behalf of our audience.”

Overall, the partnership aims to support reforestation efforts in California, empower consumers with sustainable actions, and raise awareness about ecosystem restoration. The trees will be planted by One Tree Planted’s partner organizations and volunteers in areas where deforestation has occurred in California.

The Children will be performed through April 23rd at The New Vic Theatre. It follows the story of three retired scientists after a tsunami hits a nuclear reactor. This raises the question: what does the older generation owe to the young?

For tickets ($40-84) visit www.etcsb.org

Where to Give Blood This April

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH, the American Red Cross is celebrating those who volunteer to give blood, platelets, and plasma by teaming up with PEANUTS® to give donors a Snoopy t-shirt. Shirts will be distributed thorugh April 23rd, while supplies last. Donors will also be entered in a raffle for a trip to Sonoma County, CA, the home of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. www.redcrossblood.org

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Carbajal Announces 2023 Women of the Year Award Winners

CLOSING OUT WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH with a joyous moment, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced the six winners of the 6th Annual Congressional Women of the Year Award. This award honors women across the 24th Congressional District who have made a positive impact on their communities, entering their stories into Congressional Record for future generations to remember.

“The recipients of this year’s Women of the Year Award are all doing outstanding work to make the Central Coast a better place to live, often without the recognition they deserve. As we close another Women’s History Month, it is my privilege to highlight these six remarkable, trailblazing women for their indelible contributions to our community,” said Congressman Carbajal.

E.J. BORAH is a longtime member of the Santa Barbara County community, a political activist, and a retired educator. After obtaining her teaching credential from UCSB, she worked for more than four decades as an educator – where she wielded an unwavering commitment to advocacy, education, and civic engagement. Borah’s passion for political activism has spanned her career as far back as her graduation from UCSB in 1958. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, as a member of the Democratic Women’s Board, as the Vice President of the Democratic Service Club, and as an elected official of the Democratic Central Committee.

DR. VAN DO-REYNOSO is the Chief Customer Experience Officer at CenCal Health, the Medi-Cal managed care plan for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. From 2018 to 2022, she served as the Public Health Director for Santa Barbara County Public Health – leading public health operations through the COVID-19 pandemic, where she spearheaded the creation of the Latinx & Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force, as well as helped the county through the Thomas Fire and Montecito Debris Flow. Prior to her work on the Central Coast, Do-Reynoso worked in public health services in Madera, Tulare, and Alameda counties. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the UC Merced; an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Administration from the UC Berkeley; and a B.A. in Biology with a minor in History or from the UC Santa Cruz. Do-Reynoso emigrated to the United States from Vietnam at the age of nine, at the time speaking no English.

CASIE KILLGORE has served as Principal of Franklin Elementary School in Santa Barbara Unified School District for nearly 15 years. In that time, her leadership has gone beyond supporting the teachers and students – shaping the entire Eastside neighborhood with her dedication to supporting our community and its next generation. Her dedication to our students and our families has created resources like the Franklin Neighborhood Center, and made Franklin a campus that her colleagues and parents have shared as a trusted resource for SB Unified families. Her service goes beyond her work at Franklin, as she serves as a board

MTD to Solicit Input on Proposed Service Changes Through Public Meetings & Online Survey


this April, and is inviting the public to take a brief survey giving feedback on proposed service changes to local bus service. These meetings are held annually in the spring to receive input on the proposed changes that would go into effect on August 14, 2023. Proposed changes include: New peak hour Line 19x (Carpinteria/SBCC Express) serving Carpinteria, Santa Barbara’s Eastside, and SBCC; Restoration of Line 28 (UCSB Shuttle) service; Lines 23 (El Encanto Heights) & 25 (Ellwood/Winchester Canyon) endpoint connection; New microtransit service in Goleta and Isla Vista.

MTD invites the public to learn more and to give feedback via an online survey that explains all the proposed changes at: www.sbmtd.gov/servicechanges. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

Community meetings will be held at the following locations and times, and Spanish/ English interpretation will be provided:

Tuesday, April 11th at 6pm: Downtown Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St.

Wednesday, April 12th at 12pm: Virtual Meeting - Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/293cuwwn

Tuesday, April 18th at 6pm: Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave

Wednesday, April 26th at 6pm: Goleta City Hall, Council Chambers, 130 Cremona Dr #B

In addition to the four meetings listed above, a presentation on the proposed changes will be given at the April 25th meeting of the Isla Vista Community Services District Board of Directors. The meeting begins at 6pm.

member of Central Coast nonprofits like Old Spanish Days, the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation’s Education Outreach program, and the Mariachi Festival.

KATHLEEN MINCK has dedicated herself to a number of outstanding causes: from childhood cancer to diversity, tolerance, and education, as well as supporting refugees relocating to the Central Coast from Ukraine, Syria, and Afghanistan. Her work on the board of the Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County as the Education chair has provided communities with programming highlighting important topics from civil rights and immigration to Japanese internment and the plight of refugees. She also volunteers with Wilshire Hospice as well as reads and spends time with children being treated for cancer at Cottage Hospital. After retiring from a 32-year career as an educator at the Lucia Mar School District, Minck promoted education access and human rights around the world–traveling to Thailand and Kenya to help build much-needed schools, and serving as a human rights observer in Cuba and Venezuela. Her work earned her the Peace & Justice Human Rights Award from the California Teachers Association in 2013.

JANNA NICHOLS has served as the Executive Director of the 5Cities

Homeless Coalition for the past decade, spearheading the development of initiatives and collaborations that have supported the needs of many of the Central Coast’s more vulnerable populations while tackling the local challenge of housing. In 2021, Nichols and her team oversaw the coordinated entry process for over 550 households. In 2022, her work oversaw the opening of the Cabin Project in Grover Beach, providing wraparound services and on-site case management for 20 cabins to families in need. She also served as Chief Professional Officer for United Way of San Luis Obispo for nine years, overseeing the daily operations for the nonprofit and its all-volunteer board, and as part of the management team at United Blood Services-overseeing life-saving blood supplies for all three counties of California’s 24th Congressional District. Nichols currently serves as Co-Chair to the Supportive Housing Consortium, was a founding board member of the San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund, and served eight years as chair of the City of San Luis Obispo’s Human Relations Commission.

LAURA SELKEN has been a leader of a wide range of community organizations in Santa Maria, including the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Santa Maria, League of Women Voters of Santa Maria Valley, Orcutt Lions Club, and Women’s March Santa Maria Valley–holding various leadership posts and working across organizations to events and efforts to improve our community. Selken is dedicated to supporting the next generation of Central Coast leaders. She is the Chair of AAUW Santa Maria’s Tech Trek Program, which sponsors five rising 8th grade girls to spend a week taking STEM courses at UCSB. She also organizes the Lion’s Club annual speech contest.

MTD Solicitará Opiniones Sobre Los Cambios de Servicio Propuestos A Través de Reuniones Públicas y Ensuestas En Línea

EL SANTA BÁRBARA MTD ESTÁ ORGANIZANDO UNA SERIE DE REUNIONES DE DIVULGACIÓN PÚBLICA este abril y está invitando al público a realizar una breve encuesta para dar su opinión sobre los cambios de servicio propuestos para el servicio de autobús local. Estas reuniones se llevan a cabo anualmente en la primavera para recibir aportes sobre los cambios propuestos que entrarían en vigencia el 14 de agosto de 2023.

Los cambios propuestos incluyen: Nueva línea 19x (Carpinteria/SBCC Express) en hora pico que sirve a Carpinteria, el lado este de Santa Bárbara y SBCC; Restauración del servicio de la Línea 28 (UCSB Shuttle); Conexión de punto final de las líneas 23 (El Encanto Heights) y 25 (Ellwood/ Winchester Canyon); Nuevo servicio de microtránsito en Goleta e Isla Vista.

MTD invita al público a aprender más y dar su opinión a través de una encuesta en línea que explica todos los cambios propuestos en www.sbmtd.gov/servicechanges. La encuesta está disponible en inglés y español.

Las reuniones comunitarias se llevarán a cabo en los siguientes lugares y horarios, y se proporcionará interpretación en español/inglés:

Martes 11 de abril a las 18.00: Downtown Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St.

Miércoles 12 de abril a las 12:00: Reunión virtual: seminario web de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/293cuwwn

Martes 18 de abril a las 18.00: Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave.

Miércoles 26 de abril a las 18:00: Goleta City Hall, Council Chambers, 130 Cremona Dr #B Además de las cuatro reuniones enumeradas anteriormente, se realizará una presentación sobre los cambios propuestos en la reunión del 25 de abril de la Junta Directiva del Distrito de Servicios Comunitarios de Isla Vista. La reunión comienza a las 6pm.

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The 26th Annual Fish Derby Casts Off!

SET SAIL for the Neal Taylor Nature Center’s 26th Annual Fish Derby on April 15th and 16th. The event is a major fundraiser for the non-profit organization located at Cachuma Lake. All ages are encouraged to participate, with registration fees being $10 for youth ages four-15, and $40 for adults; $45 for onsite registration. Registration forms are available at Cachuma Lake Park entry gate, store, marina, Nature Center, and other local businesses. The prize pool has been increased to over $5,000 in cash prizes, along with other fishing gear and merchandise prizes. Fishing must be done in Cachuma Lake during tournament hours from 6am on the 15th to noon on the 16th. Participants 16 years and older must have a fishing license.

Other activities include free children's arts and crafts, a Books and Treasures Sale, and wildlife cruises on the lake. Admission to the Nature Center is free, and donations are welcome. Raffle tickets for prizes will be available starting at noon on Friday, April 14th, with winning tickets drawn at a Sunday Awards program. Winners do not need to be present to win. Due to the threat of quagga mussels, all boats must undergo a 30-day quarantine and inspection, except those with a Cachuma Lake Tag and kayaks and canoes. www.troutderby.org

Over 4,000 Pounds of Trash Collected at Beautify Goleta Event

THE CITY OF GOLETA recently held a successful Beautify Goleta event in the Old Town neighborhood on March 25th. The event included a community cleanup and bulky item drop-off, resulting in the collection of over 4,000 pounds of trash. 48 volunteers collected 257 pounds of trash during the community cleanup. A second Bulky Item Drop Off event took place at the Community West Bank Parking lot. There were 14 vehicle drop offs, resulting in 3,857 pounds of bulky items being collected. The City expressed gratitude to their partners MarBorg Insustries, Big Green Cleaning, and the Caltrans Clean California program for their support. They also announced upcoming Beautify Goleta events for April 22nd, July 22nd, and September 23rd. www.CityofGoleta.org

Late Applications Open for February and March Storm Damage

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RESIDENTS are encouraged to complete the Storm Damage Report Form to report property damage sustained from the February and March storms. This data will help the County understand the extent of the damage and allow them to advocate for state and federal assistance. It should be noted, however, that this form is not an application for financial assistance nor does it indicate that financial assistance is available.

For individuals and businesses impacted by the January 9th storm, there is a grace period to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA and SBA, though applications must include a statement that explains the circumstances that prevented a timely application from being submitted. Examples of extenuating circumstances include hospitalization, the death of a family member, or being out of town and unaware of the damages or losses. For Santa Barbara County, late applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2023.

Find the English February and March Storm Damage form here tinyurl.com/32d223se

To file a late application for assistance for the January 9th storm damage, visit tinyurl.com/2p9877h6

ADL Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day with This Is Your Life Screening

AIRED ONLY EIGHT YEARS AFTER WORLD WAR II, the This Is Your Life episode featuring Holocaust survivor Hanna Bloch Kohner was a pivotal moment in educating American families. In observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Anti-Defamation League’s Western Division will host a virtual screening from 12:30 to 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 18th.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Kohner’s daughter, educator Julie Kohner. ADL senior staff will also discuss resources for education and action, including Kendall Kosai, ADL Western Division Policy Director; Ann Ortega-Long, ADL Western Division Director of Education Programming; and Miri Cypers, ADL Pacific Northwest Regional Director. To register for this free event visit https://tinyurl.com/25h7nv3f

Applications Open For Fun In the Sun

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD LEARNING OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS? United Way’s free, six-week, “Fun In the Sun” program provides academic and reading practice, STEAM activities, field trips, and other enrichment activities for over 400 current second to fifth graders. It will be held at all six sites in Santa Barbara County and is open to students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program. The program is also now hiring for various positions for the 2023 summer season.

United Way is partnering with NASA to expand the STEAM curriculum, offering students the opportunity to participate in the GLOBE Goes to Camp program. Middle and high school students can participate in the Leaders-in-Training program to receive mentoring, career exploration, and college preparation. www.unitedwaysb.org

Solicitudes Tardías Abiertas para Daños por Tormentas de Marzo y Febrero

SE ALIENTA A LOS RESIDENTES DEL CONDADO DE SANTA BÁRBARA a completar el Formulario de informe de daños por tormentas para informar los daños a la propiedad sufridos por las tormentas de febrero y marzo. Estos datos ayudarán al Condado a comprender el alcance del daño y le permitirán abogar por la asistencia estatal y federal. Sin embargo, debe tenerse en cuenta que este formulario no es una solicitud de asistencia financiera ni indica que la asistencia financiera está disponible.

Para las personas y empresas afectadas por la tormenta del 9 de enero, hay un período de gracia para solicitar asistencia por desastre de FEMA y SBA, aunque las solicitudes deben incluir una carta de declaración que explique las circunstancias que impidieron que se presentara una solicitud a tiempo. Los ejemplos de circunstancias atenuantes incluyen la hospitalización, la muerte de un miembro de la familia o estar fuera de la ciudad y no estar al tanto de los daños o pérdidas. Para el condado de Santa Bárbara, las solicitudes tardías deben presentarse a más tardar el 15 de mayo de 2023.

Encuentre el formulario de daños por tormentas de febrero y marzo aquí tinyurl. com/2w8ja3c6

Para presentar una solicitud tardía de asistencia por los daños ocasionados por la tormenta del 9 de enero, visite tinyurl.com/462x4mxr

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@vivaelartesantabarbara @vivaelartesb Viernes, 14 de Abril / Friday, April 14 | 7pm | Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Goleta Sábado, 15 de Abril / Saturday, April 15 | 7pm | Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe Domingo, 16 de Abril / Sunday, April 16 | 7pm | The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara Doors open 6:30 pm. Reception follows the performance. Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:30pm. Habrá recepción después del espectáculo.
Co-presented by The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and UCSB Arts and Lectures, in partnership with the Isla Vista School After School Grant.

Expanded Uses Suggested for Earl Warren

FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST: The Santa Barbara Fair and Expo is the busiest time of the year at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Aside from this multiple day, family funfilled event with rides, games, exhibits, and live music, the showground leaders say the site needs to do much more.

This is on top of the numerous other events or space rentals on the calendar each year. All together, it’s not enough to make ends meet. That’s brought about a change

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in the mission statement.

Earl Warren Showgrounds CEO Ben Sprague says, “we support the entire community and its changing needs, its historical uses, and upcoming uses.”

One of the concerns is from the equestrian community which came in with money and volunteers to rebuild the competition arenas before the pandemic.

One suggestion gaining interest is to have removable turf to have more youth sports on this property.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH: A large fire on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara was averted yesterday about 4:30pm. The Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol and Santa Barbara

City Fire responded quickly to smoke coming from one spot and immediately doused it. It was very windy at the time. The source is believed to have been linked to a discarded cigarette in between the planks.

San Marcos High Placed on Lockdown after Hoax Call

around 11:23am.

Coming Changes for Santa Barbara County Ambulance Services

TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH: Ambulance services provided by American Medical Response will be going through changes in Santa Barbara County.

The Board of Supervisors has voted to make the contract non-exclusive starting in March of 2024.

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MONDAY, APRIL 3RD: The lockdown at San Marcos High School was lifted without incident according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

Santa Barbara County Sheriffs searched the school determining it was safe from a hoax call of an active shooter. The incident began at 10:26am and the campus was searched and deemed safe by

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the call within minutes.

Officials say deputies conducted a room-by-room search of the campus and found no shooter or injured parties. Santa Barbara Sheriffs determined the incident was a case of “swatting” and is actively working to identify the individual responsible for the call.

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Department has already come forward with its plan for ambulance services and the issue has been heavily debated.

Fire Chief Mark Hartwig says there are already 35 new ambulance vehicles that have been ordered and his staff will be ready to answer the county’s calls. Already the fire department has ambulance services at its UCSB station, in the Lompoc Valley (where needs have grown), and in Cuyama. For more, visit tinyurl.com/nv5ky6jn

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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Isaac John Whitehurst

April 27, 1985 ~ February 20, 2023

ISAAC JOHN WHITEHURST, son, father, and friend to many, died on February 20th, 2023 in Goleta, California at age 37. He was best know for his creative work in the field of piezo-electrics.

Isaac was born April 27th, 1985 to Mark and Carol Whitehurst, in Roseberg, Oregon, where he caught and released his first fish, took piano lessons with Chiharu Sai, violin lessons, archery lessons, enjoyed cross country skiing, and loved eating cherries atop the three trees in his backyard.

Isaac moved to Santa Barbara at age seven and lived in the area for most of the rest of his life.

He attended Foothill Elementary, Ojai Valley School, Dunn, San Marcos High, Santa Barbara City College, and UCSB.

Isaac started traveling young, with a trip to Italy to sing in St. Mark’s Cathedral, in Florence at age seven. Every year from ages four to 13, he traveled with his grandmother, Wilma, to Des Moines, Iowa to stay with his aunt Susan and Bill Knapp and their daughters, Sara and Anna, as well as aunt Dixie Rhiner and her children. While there he also visited his aunt Mary Jean, a professor at Graceland University, in Lamoni, Iowa. At age ten, he went on a safari with his dad, uncle John, aunt Kathy, and cousin Anna Knapp to Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, and visited dozens of ruins at Chetumal, Tulume, El Pilar, and Tikal.

For his 13th birthday he received his scuba diving certification

and at age 14 traveled to Egypt to dive in the Red Sea with his aunt Kathy and uncle John. He was hugely impressed with the pyramids. Soon after, he traveled to Cozumel, Mexico with his mother, Carol, to scuba dive.

In-state travels included visits to Michigan to see four of the Great Lakes and visit Canada with his grandmother Marian, Dad, and Kerry, and visiting his cousins and aunts Deanna, Sherry, Connie, Shelly, and uncle Scott who took him on his first pheasant hunt.

At 18, Isaac earned his EMT certification, which helped him find a job at Channel Industries where he entered the professional world, beginning a successful career in the field of piezo-electrics, which are used for sonar, heart pacemakers, and guidance systems. Isaac was granted a security clearance and moved into a supervisory role. He left his job and entered the Army at age 19 and received an honorable discharge six months later. Upon returning home at age 20, he married Cassidy Fletcher. Two years later the world of parenting opened to him with the birth of his daughter Riley Renee in June 2007, and then son Charles John in April 2011. Isaac was a loving and proud father. He helped Riley raise chickens and shared his dog companion, Mercy, with his children. During this time, Isaac and Cassidy bought a home in Oak View and he returned to Channel Industries and discovered a love for manufacturing and special ceramic materials. Shortly after Charles was born, he was recruited by a piezo-electrics startup to set up and manage a new factory in Atco, New Jersey. He and his family re-located and he was very successful at his job, loving the creativity it had to offer. He was financially successful as well, and

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made friends everywhere that he traveled. About three years later, he and Cassidy divorced.

Isaac was an attentive father. He attended his children’s horseback riding lessons, swimming lessons, taught them beginning golf, and enjoyed catching crabs with them on Stearns Wharf during family breakfasts with his grandparents on Sundays at Moby Dick. With a sharp mind that remembered details, he remained modest about the vast knowledge he had accumulated on many subjects. He loved to share the latest innovations and technical discoveries. Isaac fell into addiction after his divorce. He entered programs and repeatedly tried to quit. With the help of friends Jessie and Rhonda West, and his parents Mark and Kerry, he found times of sobriety. During the last four months of his life, Isaac was sober, clear, and productive. He traveled to Michigan, reconnected with his many aunts and cousins, and was present for aunt Connie Henze’s 80th birthday party.

During this time Isaac, “Joker” to his friends, attended to his health, exercised, connected with friends, counselors, worked for his Uncle John, and attended NA meetings. He was a voracious reader, started projects like raising mushrooms and refurbishing bee hives, and always he was loving and helping people. Isaac laughed lots, turned cooking and eating into grand science experiments, and tried his best to make connections to rebuild his life.

Isaac was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Wilma Whitehurst, Louise Murdock, and Marian Methner, aunt Mary Jean Janae, and uncle Scott Methner.

Isaac is survived by his children Riley and Charles, his mother Carol Whitehurst, his father Mark Whitehurst, and family member Kerry Methner, uncle John Whitehurst, Aunts Alice Mae of Alaska and Janet Lynn Murdock, as well as beloved cousins Susan Knapp and Dixie Rhiner, extended family Chiharu Sai, and many dear and close friends, including Jessie West and family.

A service of celebration will be held at VOICE Gallery in La Cumbre Plaza on April 15th, 2023 at 11am.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt at Rosewood Miramar Beach, April 9th from 10am to 12 noon. The Great Easter Egg Hunt is back at Rosewood Miramar Beach! This year, the resort will offer two Easter Egg Hunts hosted on its event lawn for ages six and under at 10am and ages seven and older at 11am. Celebrate Easter with the entire family along The American Riviera® and get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself.

Admission is free.

Passover Services: This year, Passover begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 5th, and ends on Thursday, April 13th, in the United States. Find passover services in the following locations: Congregation B’nai B’rith will be holding services from April 5th to the 13th • 1000 San Antonio Creek, SB. 805-964-7869

Jewish Federation will be holding Community Shul: Passover Seder has sold out. 524 Chapala St, SB.

Chabad in Goleta will be at 6047 Stow Canyon Rd. • 805-683-1544. Chabad in Isla Vista will be at 779 Camino Pescadero • 805-668-1024.

With the arrival of spring, important religious days come into focus, some with commercial side. This is the week for Easter and Passover. Following are several related events and services.

The Great Egg Hunt at Elings Park, April 8th from 9am to 12 noon. Elings Park offers an expansive view of Santa Barbara, and what could be better than to get the whole family out in the fresh spring air for an Easter egg hunt? Enjoy the sunshine, music by Bonnie, Face Painters, Luna’s Jumps, and Easter bunnies! The event starts at 9am and the first egg hunt will begin at 10am. Admission is free. Pre-paid VIP parking is $20 and general parking is $10.

Easter Egg Hunt at Santa Barbara Golf Club, April 8th from 2 to 4pm. An action-packed afternoon of fun and games awaits visitors at Santa Barbara Golf Club’s annual Easter egg hunt. Families can play and get in the spirit of the holiday with activities including a bounce house, face painting, cornhole, music, snag golf, and more! And of course, the main attraction is an Easter egg hunt for kids 12 and under. Grouped separately, all kids ages zero to two, three to five, and six to 12 will get the chance to collect eggs at their own speed.

Admission is free.

Isaac John Whitehurst
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It Takes Community

SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER PLAYERS CAME INTO EXISTENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC, when local professional musicians gathered to make music in their homes as live public performances were shut down. In January of this year, with help from the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, and the Music Academy, the orchestra gave its first public performance, an unqualified success by any standard.

Last Saturday at Santa Barbara’s First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara Chamber Players gave the second concert of their inaugural season under the stewardship of founding conductor, Emmanuel Fratianni. The program spoke to the conductor’s high musical standards and goals: Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Lalo Schifrin’s Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, with Gene Pokorny, principal tuba of the Chicago Symphony, as soloist.

Conductor Fratianni, a resident of Santa Barbara, has enjoyed a broad portfolio of professional engagements and projects over the years and knows how to make the most of limited rehearsal time. A suitable program opener for the orchestra, Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, was conducted by Fratianni in a straightforward manner; nice English horn and clarinet solos, lovely string sonority in the lush bits, well balanced brass ensemble playing – an altogether concise and tidy performance,

in preparation for the remaining two heavyweight works on the program, each posing unique challenges for the new orchestra.

Argentine American pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor, Lalo Schifrin is best known to the public for his large body of iconic film and TV scores over several decades. His journey from a law degree in Argentina to music, began with a scholarship to the Conservatoire de Paris at age 20 in the early fifties, where he learned the art of classical composition while also discovering the world of jazz, playing piano in clubs throughout the city. His Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (2017) reflects this life experience, incorporating Argentine tango, jazz, and classical music elements in a turbulently virtuoso threemovement mélange for tuba and orchestra.

Composed by Schifrin specifically for Gene Pokorny, it was a treat to watch and hear the benefactor play this signature concerto in person, part of a whirlwind American tour performing the work with several orchestras before a performance with Pokorny’s home orchestra the Chicago Symphony, this coming summer. In three more or less through composed movements, the Tuba Concerto is a take-noprisoners musical beast – extremely complicated in structure and virtuosic expectation, profoundly tricky for the orchestra, and a bravura showpiece for the solo instrument. Elements of jazz (Paris), tango (Argentina), compositional brilliance (Conservatoire de Paris) and the movies (Hollywood) are all in delightful evidence. It’s thick, but a beauty.

Pokorny’s vaunted command of this oft-maligned instrument was, well, awesome. His tone quality and lyricism conjured sound images of caramel and melted butter; his technique moved delicately but with the speed of light, unhampered by mere notes, of which there were plenty. Fratianni miraculously kept the tricky bits in sync, while also allowing for camaraderie between soloist and orchestra – impressive. A jolly encore, Schifrin’s theme from Mission Impossible, brought this segment of the program full circle.

After intermission, the major orchestral work of the evening, Edward Elgar’s mystical mystery masterpiece, Enigma Variations (1898-99). Enigma is not a careless metaphor. Dedicated by the composer to “my friends pictured within,” each variation describes someone close to the composer, in considerable if mysterious musical detail. It has taken decades to figure out most, if not all, of the defendants.

Fratianni had his hands full. Enigma Variations is late romantic English music, so must gush and swoon. A codex of personality traits, with distinct musical markers for each behavioral idiosyncrasy of those described, the work is awash in cabalistic detail, requiring astutely intelligent calibrations by the conductor about color, dynamic effusion, and descriptive purpose. Fratianni chose the less risky path, making sure every section of this elaborate musical puzzle moved forward without incident. If lacking in a certain esprit de corps, the performance was nevertheless, solid.

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Resilient Yacht Club Prepares for Opening Day

AT LAST! How about this awesome weather? The seasons have indeed changed and at last spring is in the air just in time for the celebrations of Passover, beginning this week, and the Easter weekend to follow. Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a joyful celebration in the company of family and friends during these springtime holidays. We do have so much to celebrate, not the least of which is this glorious weather and the fact that we are seeing signs of warmer days to come.

The Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s iconic building serves as a reminder of the resilience of our community, not only at the harbor but all along the waterfront. After the battering of not only one, but five separate storms beginning during the first week in January, the structure still stands despite its precarious location at the western end of the harbor facing the leading edge of oncoming weather events. Not that weather hasn’t been an issue for the various Yacht Club locations during the last 150 years: at its present location however, a previous much smaller and more vulnerable clubhouse once stood. During a 1962 ferocious winter storm it was effectively destroyed, leaving little more then a few pilings and no other choice but to build a new and more stable clubhouse to withstand the challenges of its location.

The present clubhouse was conceptually designed by Noel Cooke, one of Santa Barbara’s leading architects and a club member, with input from geologists, engineers, experts on marine environments, foundations, and pilings in consideration of the unique wave action at that location. With the assistance of a second architect, the working drawings and the actual construction of the building were completed. This structure and the basic footprint has

stood since 1964 (a long, long time!) and is a structural testament to those who originally envisioned its future sustainability.

What was not anticipated was the advent of the pandemic and the restrictions closing most of our public places (including the Yacht Club). After a brief re-opening once the restrictions were lifted, the 150th anniversary remodel of the entire complex closed the club again. The much anticipated and joyous reopening for the duration of the anniversary year was cut short by another unanticipated event on January 5th the next year. A series of destructive forces leashed upon us by the winter storms and atmospheric rivers severely impacted the clubhouse, wiped away the beaches and boat yard, and destroyed the surrounding area leaving the parking lot inaccessible, closing the Yacht Club again. Thanks to the City of Santa Barbara and the Waterfront staff, the Yacht Club staff and members who volunteered their time, labor, expertise, the club is in the process of being readied for its 2023 Opening Day Weekend beginning on Saturday, April 15th.

As you might imagine, the 2023 Commodore David Sadecki, shortly after taking office on January 1st, was faced with quite a challenge less then a week later. How this was managed was something that piqued my curiosity as the destruction and chaos after the storms was impossible to ignore. “I’ve come to understand that we all deal with adversity in our own ways,” Sadecki observed. “It’s important to recognize it, deal with it, develop a plan, find a way to implement it…and move on!” He explained that was how the repairs and necessary adjustments were handled. With the assistance of Rear Commodore Dennis Bonack, much was accomplished within a period of a few short weeks. The yellow tag received from the city has been removed, meaning the electrical, gas, water, sewer,

and HVAC systems have been restored to “as were” condition. The contractor is now working on the third and final phase of strengthening the pilings. The fiberglass jackets recommended by the company that examines those on Stearns Wharf will be close to completion adding extra lateral strength.

The courtyard is progressing nicely and will be in “Bristol” condition for Opening Day thanks to maintenance manager, Matt Kubota, and his team. The boatyard work will be completed along with repaving, fencing, privacy screening, gate, and restriping. A future Storm Preparedness Plan is now underway that will include new inspection guidelines and funding for future


Under Commodore Sadeki’s leadership, with the assistance of his board, along with member volunteers, I’d say some serious Magic has happened!

“I’m looking forward to the official Opening Day of 2023 on April 15th and hope to see a great turnout and the continuation of racing, gatherings and a lot of fun,” exclaimed Sadecki. “After a long cold winter I’m definitely ready for the long hot summer!” This year’s Parade of Fleet on Opening Day honoring Commodore David Sadecki I’ll be perched aboard a boat with both thumbs up for a job well done!

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

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The Little Book of Montecito Actors

IF MONTECITO’S HILLS COULD SPEAK, they would likely tell many of the stories captured within local author Steven Gilbar’s newest book, The Little Book of Montecito Actors: Mini-Biographies of Actors with Connections to Montecito, California. Released this winter, this engaging read identifies Santa Barbara’s star-studded neighbor as the location where Charlie Chaplin honeymooned, Josh Brolin learned how to steal car radios, and the current home of the incomparable Jane Lynch.

Fans of local history are undoubtedly familiar with Gilbar’s past works, including The Little Book of Montecito Writers, Literary Santa Barbara (co-written with Dean Stewart), and Published & Perished: Santa Barbara Writers Remembered.

In The Little Book of Montecito Actors, Gilbar continues his talent for merging research and primary sources with contemporary commentary, offering a comprehensive overview of more than 100 actors linked to Montecito. Rather than focus on the area’s glamor — although there is no shortage of enticing details — the book serves first and foremost as a collection of information. As Gilbar writes, “This book is not a celebration of Montecito’s celebrity culture, but rather of the interesting actors who have lived there.”

And what interesting actors there have been — Greta Garbo, Lena Horne, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, and Jane Russell make up what could be referred to as the book’s “Turner Classic Movies” crew. More recent names include John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lloyd, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

However, arguably the book’s most fascinating element is all of the not-as-wellremembered individuals who have called Montecito home. For instance, Judith Anderson, who played Mrs. Danvers in Hitchcock’s Rebecca, was involved in the early days of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and performed at the Lobero. Her friend, Heather Angel (best remembered for Hitchcock’s Lifeboat), had the tragic experience of witnessing her husband’s murder after a UCSB graduate student broke into their

Bookworm Corner: Stellaluna

“HOW CAN WE BE SO DIFFERENT AND FEEL SO MUCH ALIKE? And how can we feel so different and be so much alike?” These questions drive the heart of Janell Cannon’s intimately illustrated picture book, Stellaluna. Published in 1993, the book has gained critical acclaim from parents and teachers for its positive messages on the power of friendship to overcome differences. Among children, it is most frequently demanded at bedtime for its loveable and unlikely protagonist: a friendly fruit bat.

Written with thoughtful, descriptive language that almost begs to be read aloud, Stellaluna follows a baby fruit bat, named Stellaluna, who is separated from her mother in the course of an owl attack. Unable to fend for herself, Stellaluna crawls into a nest of baby birds, who she quickly befriends. However, in order to survive in her newfound society, Stellaluna must give up all of her bat instincts — eating bugs instead of fruit, staying awake through the day, and remaining upright instead of hanging upside down.

Time passes, and Stellaluna leaves the nest. Finally, she is reunited with her mother and an entire community of bats, who emphasize that she should embrace her natural abilities and live as a bat again. Eager to share her rediscovered identity with her friends, Stellaluna invites her bird pals to join her for a night of flying and hanging upside down. Chaos ensues, leading the birds and Stellaluna to realize that while they are extremely different, their friendship unites them.

Montecito home.

Striking a tone that is at once conversational and informative, Gilbar stresses in both his introduction and the book’s contents that it is written for local readers. While each chapter begins with cursory details about an actor’s life and career accomplishments, their connection to Montecito always emerges as the primary emphasis.

This makes the book an especially fun read for locals “in the know” about regional movie star legends, such as Chaplin’s supposed founding of the Montecito Inn. As Gilbar reveals, however, Chaplin actually did not establish the Inn and honeymooned in a house off of Mesa Road.

Ultimately, The Little Book of Montecito Actors is only little in title, containing a wealth of knowledge sure to satiate the interests of curious locals and seasoned cinephiles. In spotlighting the lives of over 100 actors across time periods, movies, and television series, Gilbar highlights that history really is being made all around us — especially when you live near Montecito.

Steven Gilbar will sign copies of The Little Book of Montecito Actors at Chaucer’s Books at 6pm on Tuesday, April 11th. The book is available for purchase through Chaucer’s Books and via Amazon.

Cannon’s decision to center Stellaluna around a fruit bat was an intentional decision. As she shared with Publisher’s Weekly, she grew up in a rural area of Minnesota, where she encountered all manner of creepy-crawlies. She said, “to see any species, like bats, being misunderstood and mistreated by humans, out of fear, really affected me.”

Later, after visiting Thailand and feeling connected to the locals despite not knowing the language or culture, Cannon grew motivated to write a picture book that would emphasize the value of open-mindedness and friendship.

Stellaluna’s focus on bats versus birds presents an easy-to-understand metaphor for young readers. While both creatures fly and live in trees, their differences in diet, sleep schedules, and nocturnal vision set them apart from each other. This encourages students to understand that just because Stellaluna and her bird friends have different abilities and ways of living, they are not incompatible — it just means that they have more to celebrate and learn from each other.

Available through the Santa Barbara Public Library and Chaucer’s Books

Bookworm Corner is a weekly column dedicated to highlighting children’s and young adult books that carry positive messages. It is penned by Daisy Scott, a scholar and lover of children’s literature who holds her degree in literature and writing from UC San Diego.

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The Brother Brothers Playing Every Song They Want to Play

LONESOME HIGHWAYS, the joys and sorrows of falling in love, and the passage of time are the stars of The Brother Brothers’ moving harmonies. Made up of identical twins Adam and David Moss, the duo has moved to the forefront of contemporary indie folk music, embodying the genre’s fluidity and sense of timelessness.

On the heels of their latest album release, Cover to Cover, The Brother Brothers will show off their new quartet arrangement at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club at 7:30pm on Monday, April 17th.

“It’s nice to bring national music to a local town,” shared Adam about the band’s return to SOhO. “I feel like everybody’s got national ears but lives in a very local way.”

Growing up in Illinois, Adam and David became intimately familiar with The Beach Boys and the Everly Brothers at a young age. Singing along to their family car’s radio, the twins quickly began adding their own harmonizations to songs that did not feature vocal harmony.

One of the early songs they experimented with was The Beatles’ I Will, which was included on a cassette of the first record of The White Album that they listened to almost every night before bed.

“We knew that first album so well, that we knew what note the next song started on judging from the last note of the song before,” remembered Adam.

From that moment on, the brothers devoted themselves to developing their talents as individual and joint performers. They began working under The Brother Brothers name in 2016, inspired to pursue the aesthetic of iconic duo bands such as the Everly Brothers, Louvin Brothers, and of course, Simon & Garfunkel. Their soft vocals, acoustic guitar, and violin define their sound as a contemporary mixture of folk and Americana that remains true to the music’s roots.

In a full-circle moment, the brothers’ rendition of I Will is one of the highlights of their newest album, Cover to Cover. As its title suggests, the album features covers ranging from James Taylor’s

You Can Close Your Eyes, Jackson Browne’s These Days, and even Hoagy Carmichael’s I Get Along Without You Very Well

. Each song maintains the integrity of its original version while emphasizing The Brother Brothers’ ability to infuse their bittersweet, folksy vibes.

“Part of being a musician is just learning as many songs as you possibly can,” explained David. “So we had not just songs we already knew, but also songs we were interested in learning. We had this huge list, whittled it down, and talked about if it’d be cool, can we make this different from the original but still have it be incredibly compelling, or even, give it a personality of its own, or of ours?”

Beyond their recent focus on covers, The Brother Brothers boast numerous original songs and albums. With hits including On The Road Again, Siren Song, and The Calla Lily Song, their songwriting efforts remain just as collaborative as their performances. Currently, the duo is wrapping up a new album of original songs, The January Album, which they teased will be “their best album yet.”

“I feel like a song isn’t complete until the other one has given his express opinion,” said Adam. He added that they draw inspiration from the traditions of Americana, folk, and bluegrass, as well as attend music festivals to keep up-to-date with the national state of the genres.

In Santa Barbara, the duo will be joined by drummer John Fatum and bassist Maia J. Nelson.

“We’re gonna play every song that we really want to play,” said Adam. “And if anybody yells out a song, play that one, too.” For tickets ($15-18) visit www.sohosb.com

Earth Dance

April 2nd to 29th

Eagles Nest Ocean Views

Eagles Nest Ocean Views

Amazing views from this recently upgraded two bedroom apartment. On the top floor, with high open beamed ceilings, this unit was recently repainted. New flooring and a completely new shower were just installed. Plus a new refrigerator and stove make for a like new experience.

Santa Barbara’s Premiere Ocean View Apartments

• Every apartment has outstanding ocean views with the very best island and sunset views in town.

• 31 one bedroom apartments, each with granite counter tops and a magnificent view.

• Recently updated on a dead end street with a reserved parking spot for each unit.

There is just one step to this unit that includes a covered carport.

• Only six blocks to the ocean and on a bluff top with mild ocean breezes year round. All the top floor units have high beamed ceilings and no steps, so easy access for all ages.

The River Runs Through Me by Jim Bess

• With 10 furnished apartments, there is short term as well as long term flexibility in rental agreements.

Super quiet, on a dead end street just six blocks from the ocean.

• See the best of Santa Barbara from this park-like setting. For more information or to schedule an appointment call John at 805-451-4551.

Earth Dance highlights our connection to the Earth and celebrates the planet. The exhibition includes work by local artists in a range of styles and mediums.

Enjoy the very best sunsets in Santa Barbara! This apartment is vacant and ready to be moved into.



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Participating Artists: Adria A. Abraham, Lynn Altschul, Bruce Berlow, Jim Bess, Karen Scott Browdy, Bonny Butler, Joe Campanelli, Merith Cosden, Isaure de la Presle, Duane Dammeyer, Lee Anne Dollison Stan Evenson, Tricia Evenson, Karen Frishman, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Ruth Green,V.C. Groves, Bay Hallowell, Patricia Heller, Pam Kaganoff, Francine Kirsch, Skip Lau, Kathy Leader, Brecia Kralovic Logan, Laurie MacMillan, Albert McCurdy, Charlene McGinnis, Patrick McGinnis, Kerry Methner, Lili Miura, João Pedro Oliveira, Janet Parrish, Patricia Post, Tom Post, Kimberly Pratt, Susan Price, Edward Rodgers, Helle Scharling-Todd, Karen R. Schroeder, Ray Sutton, Lindsay Thomson, Claudia Title, Marianna Tuchscherer, Roe Anne White, Terrance Wimmer, Karen Zazon

VOICE Gallery is located at La Cumbre, Plaza H-124 • Mon-Fri 10-5:30 • Sat & Sun 1-5 • 805-965-6448

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Titanic Days at The Karpeles Manuscript Library

SB Celebrates National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, and Santa Barbara is certainly a community of poets! Whether you're a writer yourself or a poetry enthusiast, here is your weekly schedule of poetry readings, workshops, and more!


Readings by poets David Starkey, Gudrun Bortman, Mary Brown, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Emma Trelles, & Paul Willis • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission, register: https://tinyurl.com/mr3acsn2 • 2:30-5pm Sa, 4/8.


Enjoy cocktails while hearing poetry readings by local poets • The Good Lion bar • Free, no-host bar • 5:30-6:30pm We, 4/19.


Talk by 24th U.S. Poet Laureate • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Free-$25 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Tu, 4/25.

Friday • April 7th




Guided walking tour • Land Trust SB County • Coal Oil Point Reserve • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/2yr2pz5a • 9-11am Fr, 4/7.


Learn how to prepare for the downtown job fair • Faulkner Gallery

West, Central Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p986s27 • 121pm Fr, 4/7.


Learn how to prepare for the downtown job fair • Faulkner Gallery

West, Central Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p986s27 • 121pm Fr, 4/14.


Teen activities celebrating all things Super Mario Bros • Central Library, Upper Level • Free • 4-5:30pm Fr, 4/7.



Talk by University of Toronto Postdoc Fellow Daniel Gilman, PhD • SB

Museum of Natural History, Farrand Auditorium • www.sbnature.org •

7:30-8:30pm Fr, 4/7.



Dance party with Area 51 & DJ

Darla Bea • 210 Gray Ave, “We Want the Funk" Restaurant and Bar • $20 • https://tinyurl.com/ynd2hdxk •

6-10pm Fr, 4/7.



Nature connection session, led by Evan Rilling and Mar Harrsen • SB Botanic Garden • $30-40 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 1011:30am Fr, 4/7.



Turn a cigar box into a miniature scene • Explore Ecology • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $25 • Register: https://tinyurl.com/2sjaz2fd • 6-8pm Fr, 4/7.

Saturday • April 8th


Voyage on one of the most fateful nights in history when the Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum hosts its free Titanic Days event each day from 10am to 4pm, beginning Sunday, April 9th and continuing through Sunday, April 16th. Participants will receive a “boarding pass” to explore documents, lifeboats, and a news article or obituary with information about their assigned passenger.

women of color • Project Heal of SB County • Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 430 East Figueroa St. • Free • 11am-12:30pm Sa, 4/8.


Learn how to write personal stories with writer-facilitator JD Mathes • Eastside Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/y5papjj8 • 12-2pm Sa, 4/8.



Jam to tunes by Mezcal Martini, SMHS Jazz Ensemble, and La Cumbre JHS DrumLine • Draughtsmen Aleworks Mosaic Locale, 1131 State St. • Free • 5-9pm Sa, 4/8.


Louisiana jazz concert • Lobero Theatre • Jazz at the Lobero Series •$25-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 4/8.



Two hour talk/tour of the garden • SB Botanic Garden • $25-40 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:3010:30am Sa, 4/8.


Learn about local architecture • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall on Sa; Central Library Anapamu St. entrance on Su • Suggested $10 cash donation • https://afsb.org • 10am Sa & Sun.


Take a tour • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.


Explore the night sky with telescopes and an observatory • SB Museum of Natural History, Palmer Observatory • Free • 8-10pm Sa, 4/8.



Rock wall climbing event for LGBTQ+

people and allies • SB Rock Gym • $15, members free • 5-8pm Sa, 4/8.

Sunday • April 9th



Care for our beach and ocean • Explore Ecology • Arroyo Burro Beach, sign in at Watershed Resource Center • 10am-12pm Su, 4/9.


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



Walk through Titanic lifeboats and documents in this interactive exhibition

• Karpeles Manuscript Library & Museum, 21 W. Anapamu St. • Free • 10am-4pm Su, 4/9, through 4/16.


Hosted by Vivian Storm & Angel D’Mon

• Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5

• https://glitterbrunch.com • Brunch 11am-3pm, Show 12:30pm, Sun.

Monday • April 10th



Learn directly from city officials with simultaneous Spanish interpretation

• City of Goleta •Elks Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. • Free • 5-7pm Mo, 4/10.


Italian conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon.


With local author Dale Zurawski, Bipolar: A Gift of Thorns • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Mo, 4/10.



Talk by SB Zoo Director of Conservation & Science Estelle Sandhaus • SBMNH • Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant • Free • 6:30-8pm Mo, 4/10.



Donate blood for those in need • American Red Cross, 2707 State St. • Free, register: www.RedCrossBlood.org • 1-7pm Mo, 4/10.

Tuesday • April 11th



Free tax help for low & mid-income residents • Eastside Library • Full list of documents to bring: • 3-7pm Tu & Th, through 4/13.

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Danny Trejo

Hear the firsthand account of one of the most interesting men in Hollywood when actor, producer, and entrepreneur Danny Trejo discusses his new book, Trejo: A Life of Crime, Redemption and Hollywood, at UCSB Campbell Hall at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 12th. For tickets ($10-35) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu


Provide input on library programming • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.


Virtually discuss reads and meet new friends • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2ddnb9em • 5:30pm We, 4/12.


With local author Steven Gilbar, The Little Book of Montecito Actors • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Tu, 4/11.


Talk by Adele Myers, UCSB Women Brain Health Initiative • Brass Bear, Funk Zone• Free • 7pm Tu, 4/11.

CONFERENCE: LISTENING TO CUMBIA Symposium, screening, and DJ event on culture/history of cumbia music • UCSB IHC • Free • www.ihc.ucsb.edu

• Begins with screening 7pm Tu, 4/11; continues 10:30am-10pm We, 4/12.



Learn about and view local bird life • SB Botanic Garden • $20-30 • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/bdts336t • 8:3010am Tu, 4/11.



Shop fresh, local produce and treats • 600, 700, & 800 blocks of State Street • Free • 3-7pm Tu.

Wednesday • April 12th



Virtually network with entrepreneurs • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara

• Free • 9-10am We.


Spanish language program to help individuals prepare for job fair • MLK

Jr. Room, Eastside Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p8nyfb6 • 4-5pm We, 4/12.


Partners in Education class and resource distribution • Eastside Library, MLK room • Free, register by 4/10: English https://tinyurl.com/mrxhc233; Spanish https://tinyurl.com/yc27yb4b

• English program 5pm, Spanish program 6pm We, 4/12.


French conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm We.


Actor discusses his book, A Life of Crime, Redemption and Hollywood • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • $10-$35 • 7:30pm We, 4/12.



Flamenco, Balkan folk, and improv • SOhO • $20 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm We, 4/12.


Elton John tribute concert • Lobero Theatre • $34-92 • www.lobero.org •

8pm We, 4/12.



All levels, guided class • SB Botanic Garden • $15-30 • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/4jfpr7k8 • 9-10am We, 4/12.


Mon & Wed, 12:30-3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge



Donate blood to those in need • Bloodmobile, 445 Pine Ave. • Free • 11am We, 4/12.


Donate blood to those in need • Bloodmobile, 6601 Hollister Ave. • Free • 1pm We, 4/12.


An Evening with John Oates

Prepare to rock all night when Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter John Oates of Hall & Oates duo shows off his skills as a solo performer at the Lobero Theatre at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 13th. For tickets ($45-106) visit www.lobero.org

Thursday • April 13th



For kids ages 0-5 • Eastside Library • Free • 11-11:30am Th.



New works by senior BFA choreographers, faculty, alumni • UCSB Dept. Theater/Dance • Hatlen Theater • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

• $13-19 • 7:30pm Th, 4/13-4/15.



Sullivan Goss Gallery Director Jeremy Tessmer • SB Club, 1105 Chapala St • $75, lunch included • www.artfoundationofsb.org • 10:30am-2:30pm Th, 4/13.


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




Classical music concert • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • $15-45 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 4/13.


Trio sings boleros of 1940-60s • ¡Viva el Arte! • Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd. • Free • 7pm Fr, 4/14.


Solo rock concert, special guest Steve Postell • Lobero Theatre • $45-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Th, 4/13.


CHAUCER’S BOOK FAIR Shop to support Foothill Elementary • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6-8pm Th, 4/13.

Friday • April 14th



Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history

Cocktails and beats by DJ Darla Bea for LGBTQ+ community and allies • Kimpton Canary Hotel rooftop • Free • 6-8pm We, 4/12.

Knit and embroider with others • Montecito Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Th.


All ages craft workshop • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:305pm Th.


Talk by Westmont professor Rebecca McNamara • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Free • 5:30pm Th, 4/13.



Webinar with librarian Holly Broman • SBPL • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/4sksuhnn • 6pm Th, 4/13.

Rick Closson discusses Kellam de Forest • Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 East Carrillo St. • Free • 6-7pm Fr, 4/14.



Roy Orbison tribute concert • Lobero Theatre • $36-56 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 4/14.


Nicole Lvoff and Joe Woodard play Beatles, jazz, bossa nova, more • Roy Restaurant • No cover charge • 7:309:30pm Fr, 4/14.




Day-long golf tournament with lunch/ dinner • Glen Annie Golf Course • $175 • www.sbthp.org/golf • 10am registration opens, 12pm kick-off Fr, 4/14.

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Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019 STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • Central Library ~ 10:15-10:45am We BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • MacKenzie Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 4/7 • Carrillo Castillo Commuter Lot ~ 10am12pm Tu, 4/11 • Villa Santa Fe ~ 2-3pm Tu, 4/11 • Presidio Springs ~ 3:45-4:45 Tu, 4/11 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2:15pm We, 4/12 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 4/13 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm Th, 4/13; 10am12pm Fr, 4/14. READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.
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Solo dark comedy about a woman’s encounter with her alcoholic brother • Center Stage Theater • $30-50 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm Th-Sa, 4/6-4/8.


2023 Santa Barbara Kite Festival

Let’s go fly a kite! Join friends, family, and community members for a day of soaring fun when the free Santa Barbara Kite Festival returns with the theme “Colors” from 11am to 4pm, Sunday, April 16th, on SB City College’s west campus Great Meadow. Highlights include kite contests and a children’s kite tail chase, with kites, food, and beverages available for purchase.

To learn more visit www.sbkitefest.net


Make a chocolate bar and/or paint a chocolate box • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Call 646-369-7277 • www.menchacachocolates.com

• 3-7pm every other Fri.


Enjoy an adults-only night exploring MOXI exhibits • MOXI Museum • Free-$14 • www. moxi.org • 5:30-8pm Fr, 4/14.



April 15th


Cheer on local dancers trying for the Spirit of Fiesta title • Old Spanish Days • Lobero Theatre • $19 • www.lobero.org • 2pm Sa, 4/15.



Opera SB discusses The Valkyrie • Mary Craig Auditorium, SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 2-3pm Sa, 4/15.


Brass classical music concert • First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. • Free • 3pm Sa, 4/15.


Performance of monodrama The Eternal Stranger and SB Symphony • Granada Theatre • $35-175 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 4/15; 3pm Su, 4/16.



Help restore trails after winter storms • Meet at Skofield Park • Free, RSVP with (805) 564-5439 or SBiddle@SantaBarbaraCA.gov • 8:30am-2pm Sa, 4/15.


Four class series led by James Wapotich • SB Botanic Garden • https://tinyurl.com/3mmyjd6p • $100-125 • 9am-1pm Sa, 4/15.


Fish and fundraise for The Neal Taylor Nature at Cachuma Lake • Cachuma Lake • $10-45 • www.troutderby.org • 6am Sa, 4/15 through 12pm, Su, 4/16.

Sunday • April 16th



An afternoon of swinging jazz • SB Jazz Society • SOhO • $10-25 • www.sohosb.com • 1-4pm Su, 4/16.


Chamber music by cellist Alexander Hersh & pianist Dominic Cheli • Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai • $30 • www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com • 3pm Su, 4/16.


Dance/Electronic music concert • SB Bowl • $5595 • www.sbbowl.com • 6:30pm Su, 4/16.


Trio sings boleros of 1940-60s • ¡Viva el Arte! • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • 7pm Su, 4/16.



Day of kite flying, contests, and fun • Great Meadow, SBCC • Free • 11am-4pm Su, 4/16.

Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music • Out of the Box Theatre Company • $2040, ages 18 and under free • www.centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Fr, 4/14, through 4/23.



Eco-thriller drama about what the older generation owes to the young • Ensemble Theatre Company • $40-84 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm Th, 4/6, through 4/23.



UCSB students write, direct, and perform new works in 24 hours • UCSB Studio Theater • Free • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 8pm Sa, 4/8.



Once at Center Stage

Discover music’s ability to connect total strangers when Out of Box Theatre Company performs the award-winning musical Once at Center Stage Theater at 8pm on Friday, April 14th, running through April 23rd. Set over the course of one week in Dublin, this moving story follows an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant as they try to find love through music. For tickets ($20-40, ages 18 and under free) visit www.centerstagetheater.org

-4/15, 4/20-4/22; 10pm 4/21.



Twilight meets West Side Story in this musical • Rubicon Theatre Company • $30-70 • www.rubicontheatre.org • Through 4/16.

New play that is a love letter to life-long relationships • Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC • $10-26 • 7:30pm We, 4/12, through 4/29.



Dance the time warp to this wacky musicalcomedy • SB High School • $10-25 • https://sbhsca.booktix.com • 7pm Fr, 4/14


Play about artist Rothko • www.ojaiact.org • $24 • Through 4/9.

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Book to Action: The Public

Join a vital community conversation when the Santa Barbara Central Library hosts a free screening of The Public in Faulkner Gallery at 6pm on Thursday, April 13th. Starring Emilio Estevez, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Alec Baldwin, The Public follows a group of houseless individuals who refuse to leave their public library when a cold snap hits their city. The film will be followed by a brief discussion by library staff on how the Santa Barbara Public Library is serving people experiencing homelessness, as well as programs and policies.

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Fridays at 6pm • Schott Center, Tanahill Auditorium with Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD

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The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017): Director: Robert Guédiguian; Writers: Robert Guédiguian (screenplay), Serge Valletti (screenplay); Starring: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan

Great discussions follow the screening of a range of thought provoking films.


Double feature documentary screening: Yo No Soy Guapo and the premiere of Sonidero Metropolis • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7-9:45pm Tu, 4/11.


View The Public and then discuss how SB Public Library is serving houseless neighbors • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 6-8pm Th, 4/13.



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Film screening and pre-recorded discussion with director Maysoon Pachachi • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7-9:50pm Th, 4/13.


Experience Giuseppe Verdi’s comedy on the big screen • Music Academy, Hahn Hall • www.musicacademy.org • $28 • 2pm Su, 4/16.

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US Banking System is Sound


PROJECT presented a panel discussion on Banking Perspectives: Making Sense of Today’s Environment at the Lobero Theatre on short notice. I give kudos to Professor Peter Rupert, Executive Director of the Forecast Project, for bringing together Joshua Dean, a banking specialist, and Karen Hammer, a banking examiner for the FDIC, to talk about what is worrying Main Street as well as Wall Street and that answers the question—is our banking system still safe after three banks have failed?

Professor Rupert, former head of UCSB’s economic department, says the U.S. economy is strong, though still recovering from the COVID pandemic. We won’t know if we are in another recession (besides the two-month recession at the beginning of the pandemic) until much later because of the difficulties in calling one.

to $250,000, and there are ways to overcome that limitation by opening joint accounts with relatives, as well as good friends.

The Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury have even gone further by guaranteeing all deposits at FDIC-insured banks, regardless of account size, to calm the panic from the sudden failure of the Silicon Valley Bank, which Dr. Rupert labeled the Sketchy Value Bank, for not paying attention to the risk because 97 percent of its deposits were above the FDIC-insured limit.

Bank analyst Joshua Dean spent most of the first week after the March 10 failure of SVB reassuring his clients that the banking system was safe, though many transferred their savings to larger banks.

inflation. So when will the Federal Reserve pause their rate hikes? They have said one additional 0.25 percent raise should be enough to then assess what is happening to inflation.

Other inflation indicators are showing similar declines, so there is hope that the inflation scare that has affected confidence in our banking system may soon be over.

Such a recession would be caused by a sharp drop in consumer spending which powers 70 percent of economic activity. Spending has slowed but is still positive to date.

Karen Hammer said bank deposits are safe in any of the 4,700 FDIC-insured banks up

The consensus was that the weak links in the banking system were regional banks that had accepted huge deposits— billions, really—from venture capital and Crypto currency firms without hedging the risks.

But Community Banks that catered to their communities and local businesses were safer havens because they took fewer risks with their depositors money.

However, the elephant still in the room is

But has the Fed already done too much, which might further damage banks? The extremely fast rate hikes from essentially zero percent last May to effectively five percent have been the fastest rate hikes in their history. And it was what economists have been calling the main reason for the bank failures.

There was some good news on inflation, as the Fed’s preferred inflation statistic, the Personal Consumption Expenditures Index (PCE), slipped from 5.3 to 5.0 percent in March, the core rate without food and energy prices falling from 4.7 to 4.6 percent.

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DR. KIRK GILBERT was unanimously voted onto the Hillside Board for a three-year term. For almost 40 years, Dr. Gilbert has practiced family medicine in Santa Barbara, gaining experience in nursing and residential healthcare facilities. Gilbert attended the University of Washington for undergraduate studies and medical school. After completing a family practice residency, he opened his own practice in Santa Barbara. He was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Independent Physicians Association (IPA) where he served on the Board of Directors and was the Medical Director. He is the current president of Seaview IPA which operates in Ventura County.

LUCREZIA R. DELEON is a mom of three who advocates for housing and the homeless in Santa Barbara. DeLeon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture with an emphasis on the sustainable built environment and socio-equity. She works with CustomHome.AI. Her previous positions explored functional information and operations of housing development on multiple levels, with a special emphasis on homelessness, affordable housing, workforce housing, and public housing. DeLeon currently serves as secretary on the Santa Barbara Beautiful Board of Directors. She is the Communications Chair and Board of Directors Officer for Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County.

ALMA JANABAJAB holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from California State University Channel Islands and a Master in public administration from California State University Northridge. She has worked for the County of Santa Barbara for the past 24 years. Since 2009, she has been a dedicated member of the Department of Social Services and currently serves as the Business Services Strategist for the Workforce Development Board. Janabajab has chaired many committees for the Municipal Management Association of Southern California.

First Large-Scale Volunteer Trail Restoration Day After Heavy Winter Storms

GET READY TO PICK UP SOME TOOLS and join the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department for an important trail restoration event. 75 volunteers are being sought for a project on April 15th from 8:30am to 2pm at Skofield Park. Volunteers of all experience levels will help repair damage caused by winter storms, including trail washouts, erosion, and downed trees on popular trails including Rattlesnake Canyon Trail, Tunnel Connector Trail, Hot Springs Trail, and Bud Girard Trail.

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Senate Bill 634 Makes It Easier for Cities to Create “Opportunity” Housing


CALIFORNIANS, California State Senator Josh Becker (D-San Mateo) and nonprofit housing developer DignityMoves have introduced Senate Bill 634, cosponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association and Bay Area Council, to promote the construction and deployment of “opportunity” housing units. The bill seeks to build relocatable housing units on unused parcels of land owned by public entities. Traditional housing takes a long time to build, and is very expensive. The initiative will make it easier and faster to scale statewide, addressing some of the biggest barriers to solving homelessness and the housing shortage in California, such as land and building costs, permitting, and unused federal housing vouchers.

“Opportunity” housing is a solution model that is already working locally in Santa Barbara, and in places like San Francisco and Rohnert Park. “Opportunity” housing has been successful as a non-congregate alternative to emergency shelters, and is preferable to some compared to living alone in a traditional apartment.

RSVPs are required to participate, which can be done by contacting the coordinator, Steve Biddle at SBiddle@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or 805-564-5439 to sign up. Local companies can join the fun by donating snacks, drinks, giveaways, or raffle prizes for volunteers.


Cottage Health Employee Retires on 100th Birthday

JUANA “JENNY” CUE celebrated her 100th birthday on March 22nd and retired from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after 70 years of service. She joined SBCH in the linen processing department and eventually moved to the sterile processing department. Cottage Health celebrated her with a special event honoring her amazing milestones. Jenny had been part of SBCH for more than half of its 131-year history, and 25 of her family members were born there.


End of CalFresh Emergency Allotments

Creates Increased Demand For Foodbank

THE FOODBANK OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY IS PREPARING FOR A SURGE OF INCREASED NEED, and is asking the public to help raise funds to support children, seniors, veterans, and other food insecure individuals in the wake of CalFresh ending their Emergency Allotment program. In February, Emergency Allotments provided by CalFresh to low-income families since the beginning of the pandemic abruptly expired. Households in Santa Barbara County received their final CalFresh Emergency Allotment on March 26th. Over 32,000 low-income households in Santa Barbara County will see their monthly support cut by an average of $200 per month. The estimated total loss of $76.8 million in Santa Barbara will severely impact local families and businesses.

The end of the CalFresh Emergency Allotments is happening at a time when the rising cost of food has made it difficult for people to make ends meet, and many households remain unaware that Emergency Allotments have ended. The Labor Department reports that grocery prices were 11.3 percent higher in January 2023 than the previous year. The catastrophic winter storms have compounded the issue since many residents who work in fields including agriculture, construction, hospitality, and landscaping have lost work and consequently paychecks at a time when such a loss is harder to afford.


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Solstice Posters Show Community Connections

ANIMATED ARTICHOKES WITH AUBURN LIPS AND SOLAR CROWNS smile down at the knotted mass below them and happy paper people clad in colorful clothing take center stage in the two winning selections for the 2023 Summer Solstice

Poster Art Contest. With this year’s Solstice theme being “Roots,” these two pieces of art honor the deeprooted connection between people, nature, and their communities. The selected entries reflect the bright, joyful, celebratory sentiments for which Solstice is known. As parade participants begin preparing their dazzling displays of brilliantly clad dancers, intricately designed floats,

and joyful live music, these two posters show off a small preview of the creative energy that Solstice will bring from June 23rd to 25th.

“I want people to have fun and be wowed,” said artist Karen Folsom, whose mixed media art piece Sunchoke Succotash was selected for the parade and adult t-shirt design. “It roots me in the spirit of what Solstice celebrates, a colorful celebration that’s dynamic. It lets them let loose but still stay grounded.”

Folsom had submitted a piece for a past Solstice art contest, but this year’s theme spoke to her. Sunchoke Succotash is a watercolor pencil/ colored pencil, acrylic ink, and archival marker drawing that depicts

three solar-faced, tree-shaped figures with mosaics down their trunks that lead to gnarled, interconnected roots. They all are glancing downward as if they are solar deities keeping a watchful eye on the world below them. Though the three are all connected at the roots, two of them appear to be holding hands with each other, which reflects the different levels of connection that can form when people form a community together.

Folsom, who relocated to Santa Barbara from the east coast in the ‘90s, began her career as a business consultant though she had always wanted to go to art school. Once she got the opportunity to do so, she studied Renaissance art and formal portraiture and then began to teach herself different techniques and practices. She began working as a portrait artist soon after. Folsom now creates a wide variety of visual work, including editorial drawings in addition to children’s books, promotional materials, and social cause pieces.

Judy Nilsen, who was chosen as the winning artist for the children’s poster and t-shirt design was an art teacher for many years, including at Monte Vista and Monroe Elementary Schools. A longtime appreciator of the Solstice parade, Nilsen and her husband would visit Santa Barbara to participate in the

festivities even before becoming residents. She has had a lifelong creative practice and has used mediums including painting, pottery, weaving, and collage. As a member of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, Nilsen has also participated in the parade dressed as a crow for the Community Arts Workshop (CAW).

“It’s an honor to be selected,” said Nilsen. “I hope it makes people happy to see the shirts on little people.”

Nilsen’s art piece, Here Comes the Parade, approaches the theme of Roots in a more literal manner. Here Comes the Parade is a cut paper/collage style artwork that portrays five smiling figures, each wearing colorful and whimsical outfits with a different style of headpiece that is in some way connected to Santa Barbara and the land around it.

The first person wears a Chumash-style home while dressed in a colorful basket weave and carrying an assortment of root vegetables such as turnips and carrots. One wears a traditional adobe home, while another carries Mission Santa Barbara. Together, these people show bright facets of the Santa Barbara community.

“The theme was Roots, so I wanted to put roots in it,” said Nilsen. “It shows the roots that people have to Santa Barbara, and happy people enjoying Solstice.”

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

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • Th-Sun 12-4 • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

CASA DOLORES: A Fortune Inside My Piggy Bank / Una Fortuna Dentro De Mi Alcancía De Cochinito; Bandera Ware; traditional outfits ~ ongoing • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY • 1st fl, 105 E Anacapa St • 805-568-3994


Makers: Then, Here Now ~ May 31 • 10-4pm Daily • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org

CORRIDAN GALLERY: Contemporary Fine Art of Santa Barbara • Central Coast Artists • 125 N Milpas • WeSa 11-6 • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

CYPRESS GALLERY: Wood & Water: Neal Andersson and Chuck Klein ~ Apr 23 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org


~ May 15 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Holly Hungett: Natural Interpretations

~ May 20 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • www.afsb.org


MUSEUM • Christopher Suarez - Espíritutectual; On Famous Women, 1400 – 1700; Genius Loci: Domesticity and Placemaking in Southern California ~ May 7 • www.museum.ucsb.edu

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 302 E Cota St • We 11-4; Th 11-5; Fr, Sat 11-4 • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

THE ARTS FUND: The Power of Objects: The Art of Ron Robertson~ Apr 28 • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Su-Thu 11-6; Fri, Sa 11-7 • www.artsfundsb.org


Sculpture Pop-Up ~ Opens Apr 6 • Mo-Th 11-5, Fr 11-3 • http://gallery.sbcc.edu

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

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Ephemera In Form ~ May 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org

FAULKNER GALLERY • 40 E Anapamu St • 805-962-7653

GALLERY 113: Members of SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • Mo-Sa 11-5; Sun 1-5 • www.gallery113sb.com

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: im Tyler: voices and vistas ~ Apr 30 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 500 N. Fairview Ave • Tu-Thu: 10-7pm; Fri & Sa 10-5:30pm; Su 1-5pm • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: Work by Pedro De La Cruz • 48 Helena Av • 11-5pm Wed-Mon • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

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

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php


• 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

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

LEGACY ART SANTA BARBARA: Artwork of Susy and Carroll Barrymore • 1230 State St.

LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459.


CENTER: Shape & Soul ~ Mar 16 • ThuSu 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-6847789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Santa Barbara Group Exhibition: Andrew Catanese & Taher Jaoui • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-8692524 • www.maune.com

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

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín’s: Tejiendo El Paisaje/Weaving the Landscape • 653 Paseo Nuevo.

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

MY PET RAM: Now You Don’t: Anders Lindseth and Raychael Stine • 16 Helena Av • Fri-Sun noon-7pm • www.mypetram.com

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Rooted and Reaching: by Rick Drake, Kerri Hedden, and Tom Henderson ~ May 28 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com

www.roeannewhite.com Alameda Padre Serra I Roe Anne White p h o t o g r a p h y roeannewhite.com Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com
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GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES JO MERIT Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery Color Molecule Steel and glass www.glassandmosaics.com Helle Scharling-Todd RUTH ELLEN HOAG www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~ lauriemacmillan.com lmacmillanartist@gmail.com 10 West Gallery LAURIE MacMILLAN Abstract art inspired by nature Beate Amler Illuminations Gallery La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts La Cumbre PLaza

Art Events Eventos de Arte



Sculpture Pop-Up • Mo-Th 11-5, Fr 11-3 • 5-7pm Thu, 4/6


EXHIBIT RECEPTION • View works by artists in SBCC’s School of Extended Learning veterans photography class • Lobby of Luria Library, West Campus, SBCC • 12-3pm Th, 4/6.


EXHIBITION 2023 • Meet

Westmont student artists • Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art • Free • 4-6pm Th, 4/6.


2023 • Opening Reception •

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum Of Art • 4-6pm Th, 4/6.


Draw inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net •

5:30-6:30pm Th, 4/13.



Visual Artists and view their new show • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. • Free • 4:30-6pm Fr, 4/14.



11 artists capturing Sedgwick Nature Reserve • Wildling Museum, Solvang • Free • 3-5pm Su, 4/16.


RECEPTION • Meet artist

Sarah Rosalena • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • Free • 124pm Su, 4/16.

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays.

Students Invited to Submit to U.S. House of Representatives National High School Arts Contest

TO RECOGNIZE THE TALENTS OF YOUNG ARTISTS NATIONWIDE, Congressman Salud Carbajal is inviting high school students to submit their original works to this year’s Congressional Art Competition. One winning entry from the Central Coast will be chosen to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for the year, with the winning artist also receiving two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the unveiling ceremony with Members of Congress and special guests. The three honorable mentions will be displayed in Congressman Carbajal’s offices in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Washington, D.C. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, April 19th.

To register for the art competition, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycxkpj3p Locals with questions should contact Esmeralda Estrada at Congressman Carbajal’s Santa Barbara/Ventura Office, Esmeralda.Estrada@mail.house.gov

Submissions Open for “Mixed-Up”

2023 Tri-County Juried Exhibition

DO YOU CREATE ART THAT YOU FEEL EMBODIES THE THEME OF “MIXED-UP?” Submissions are now open through April 13th for the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art’s annual tri-county juried exhibition. Open only to artists living and working in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, the exhibition is an opportunity to showcase art of all media, including video art and digital painting. Entries will be judged by Rae Dunn, a Bay Area artist, designer, author, and illustrator. Most recognized for her nationally-sold household ware line, her work emphasizes playfulness and simplicity. For entry guidelines and the link to submit works online, visit www.westmont.edu/mixedup

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

PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com

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

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Winter Show ~ Spring • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Interlopings: Colors in the Warp and Weft of Ecological Entanglements: Helén Svensson and Lisa Jevbratt ~ April 16 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community; Memories of Mountain Drive: SB’s Bohemian Community ~ June; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra •

Kerry Methner


805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery

Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Dan Merkel: The Lure of Lighthouses and Dancing Waves ~ Aug 27; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Scenes from a Marriage: Ed & Nancy Kienholz ~ May 21; Out of Joint: Joan Tanner ~ May 14; Portrait of Mexico Today; Highlights of East Asian ArtOngoing • Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Drawn by a Lady: Early Women

Illustrators ~ July 2; Native People Through Lens of Edward Curtis ~ Apr 30 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org


Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-6824711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Nip It In The Bud ~ April 12 • 9-7 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-6824722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

SILO 118: 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa/ by appt • www.silo118.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: Betty Lane & Christopher Noxon: From One Generation to the Next ~ Mar 31 -

May 22 Surreal Women: Surrealist Art By American Women ~ April 24; Regenerate: Works of J. Bradley Greer & Lynda Weinman; The Winter Salon ~ Mar 27 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • Fr-Sa 11-4; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com

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

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St, 805705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: California Realism • Th-Sat 12-5; By Appt • 1331 State St • www.thomasreynolds.com

UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu

VOICE GALLERY: Silo 118 Gallery presents: Spring Magic ~ March 31; Earth Dance ~ April 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 805-965-6448

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

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

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Senior Graduates Exhibition 2023 ~ May 6 • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

WILDLING MUSEUM: Bird’s Eye View: Four Perspectives ~ Sept 4 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

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Santa Barbara’s Cultural Night Downtown

April 6th

5 to 8pm

1ST 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


S. Hope Ave, H124 • Earth Dance highlights our connection to the Earth and celebrates the planet. Earth Dance includes work by local artists in a range of styles and mediums. Stop in for the art - stay for music with Harold Kono and birthday cake for VOICE Magazine’s 30th birthday.

2. SBIFF’s SB FILMMAKER SERIES • SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St • This month we are featuring Josh Greene’s Waves Apart. A Jewish surfer confronts the dark, anti-semitic history of the sport in which he once found solace. Showtimes every 45 minutes 5:30pm through 7pm. Runtime: 24 mins

3. ENGEL & VÖLKERS • 1323 State St, 805342-0227 • Engel & Volkers Luxury Real Estate invites you to our Santa Barbara office. Enjoy artwork by world renowned impressionist painter, James Paul Brown, wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres. See you there!

4. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART • 1321 State St, 805-845-4270 • Big night! Featured artist Rodolfo Rivademar painting live! Richard Schloss’s 70th Birthday! Celebrate with a complimentary cake! Santa Barbara’s Premier landscape artists, special guest artists, and

marine mammal sculptures by James “Bud” Bottoms. Wine and champagne served.

5. MAUNE CONTEMPORARY • 1309 State St, (805) 8692524 • Please join us at Maune Contemporary for a group show of artists including Tom Wesselmann, Ross Bleckner, and Donald Baechler, among others.

6. ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY • 33 West Victoria St, (805) 965-5400 • Ensemble Theatre Company invites you to 1st Thursday at The Children. Set at a remote cottage on the coast of Britain after a tsunami wreaks havoc on a nuclear reactor, a married couple’s lives are further disrupted by the mysterious appearance of a long-lost colleague, who confronts them with a stunning moral dilemma: what does the older generation owe to those who are young? In honor of our 44th season we are offering free tickets to our April 6th 7:30pm performance to the first 44 1st Thursday participants to stop by our ticket office.


• Enter into our design process and meet our compelling Artists. See Will Day’s super-sized colorful creations, Joey Vaiasuso’s passionate steel sculptures, Danielle Hatherley’s ethereal landscapes, Michael O’Guinn’s musical abstractions, Emma Gardner’s vibrant rugs, and Isaure de la Presle’s spiritual paintings.

8. LEGACY ART SANTA BARBARA • 1230 State Street

Come experience the magic and revel in the art of Susanne and Carroll Barrymore, as we bring back the Art of storytelling through music and song. Enjoy our Listening Room series.

9. DOMECIL • 1221 State St, Suite 7, (805) 324-4971

• domecíl presents the work of Santa Barbara-based macrame artist Hitomi Herbert. Through her beautiful wall hangings and table top pieces she weaves stories using cotton rope and locally gathered driftwood.

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15. Members of the SB Art Association exhibit their original art at Gallery 113 10. Laurie MacMillan’s Superbloom, acrylic on canvas. is part of Awaken: A Spring Collection at 10 West Gallery. 21. City Hall Gallery will host the opening reception for Elevate | Barbara Parmet, a solo exhibition of photographic works.
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10. 10 WEST GALLERY • 10 West Anapamu St, 805-770-7711 • AWAKEN, a Spring exhibition of new work by 11 contemporary artists from the Santa Barbara area. Abstract sculpture and vessels in porcelain. Colorful expressions of the new season as well as thoughts on inner awakenings and possibilities.

11. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY • 11 West Anapamu St, 805-730-1460 • Colette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery presents Primavera an homage to Spring! All new oil paintings inspired by Spring in Santa Barbara.

12. SULLIVAN GOSS - AN AMERICAN GALLERY • 11 E Anapamu St, 805-730-1460 • Sullivan Goss celebrates Women’s Month with an exhibition of Surrealist Women. Works from 1934 - the present will be on display examining the history of women’s contribution to Surrealist painting. Also on view, Lynda Weinman & J. Bradley Greer, and The Winter Salon as well as Betty Lane and Chistopher Noxon.

13. SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART • 1130 State St, 805-9634364 • Join SBMA for Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center for a Teaching Artist-led activity from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Create cityscape prints in white ink on black paper, inspired by the woodcuts in the current exhibition Lyonel Feininger/Andreas Feininger. Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8pm. All free!

14. CRUSH BAR AND TAP • 1129 State St, Suite A, 805-770-8077 • At Crush Bar we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, loving, and respectful space for all to gather and enjoy. Come try our locally sourced bites, participate in the rainbow social, sing rainbow social, sing karaoke, and enjoy our all-day happy hour. We hope you will come by, relax, have a drink, and be a part of the fun!

15. GALLERY 113 • 1114 State St, La Arcada Court #8, 805-965-6611 • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit their original art in various media here. The Artist of the Month is Manny Lopez celebrating the many facets of beautiful Santa Barbara. Featured artists include Isaure de la Presle, Karen Glancy, Mike Demavivas, Kellie Stoelting, and Cathering Jenks. There will also be tasty treats and drinks for purchase.

16. WATERHOUSE GALLERY • 1114 State St, La Arcada Court #9, 805-962-8885 • 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.

17. THE YES STORE • 1100 State St, 805-966-6777 • April 1st Thursday: “Join us as we celebrate the work of our featured blown glass artist Elaine Hyde. Enjoy snacks and beverages while listening to live music. We are now a year-round local arts gallery presenting hand-made custom fine jewelry, fused & blown glass, graphics, ceramics & woodworking, leather, and more.”

18. TAMSEN GALLERY • 911.5 State St, 805-705-2208 • Please join us at Tamsen Gallery to celebrate the vibrant work of artist Robert W. Firestone. From vivid abstracts printed on glossy acrylic to geometric cityscapes laser cut from metal to dynamic portraits printed on canvas, Tamsen Gallery offers a rich visual experience in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.

19. THE BLUE OWL • 5 West 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!

20. GRASSINI FAMILY WINERY • 24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366 • Join us at Grassini Family Vineyards to enjoy the work of a variety of local artists! Come hungry—we’re featuring @RonniesSandwiches to pair with wine, live music, and artisan shopping!

21. CITY HALL • 735 Anacapa Street, 805-963-0611 • Please join us at City Hall Gallery for the opening of Elevate | Barbara Parmet. This solo exhibition of photographic works includes selections from the County of Santa Barbara art collection in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara. On display are youth portraits, figures in landscape, and nature and bodily images.



• 136 E De la Guerra St, 805-966-1601 •

Visit the Museum to view our permanent exhibitions along with Clarence Mattei: Portrait of the Community and “Mountain Drive: Our Bohemian Community. Enjoy wine with music by young local musicians Maddox and Sienna.

23. LA PALOMA CAFE • 702 Anacapa St, (805) 966-7029 • Robert spent most of his adult life in Santa Barbara. As a Navy Veteran he spent a great deal of time in the Santa Barbara Harbor with his sons, Jeremy and Cameron. His sea form style art is inspired by the ocean and the creatures in it.

24. ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY • 136 E De la Guerra St, 805966-1601 • Join us at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in downtown Santa Barbara on Thursday, April 6 from 5 - 8 pm for wine and to enjoy beautiful, original artwork by America Martin, Greg Miller, Rafael Gaete, Stanley Boydston, and more of our locally loved artists.

Performers & Special Events

SUMMERLAND BAND • 800 Block of State St • Join us the 800 block to enjoy the The Summerland Band. This talented group plays a large variety of styles from Bonnie Raitt to Stevie Wonder... lots of blues, bossas, ballads, and much more. We hope to see you dancing on the streets!

STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET • 800 Block of State St • Join us every 1st Thursday at the State Street Promenade Market (3 - 8pm) to check out great local artists and vendors, plus enjoy food from surrounding restaurants, live performances, and interactive activities. This month we will be welcoming MTD to table for their annual children’s poster contest.

SANTA BARBARA KITE FESTIVAL • 800 Block of State Street at the Promenade Market • The Santa Barbara Kite Festival invites you to color and build your own kite! Color your kite (free of charge, while supplies last) and get ready for the Annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival, coming to the Great Meadow lawn on the west campus of Santa Barbara City College (Sunday, April 16, 11am - 4pm). Festival staff will be on hand to help build kites and answer questions about kite flying and the festival.

THE ART CRAWL: 1130 State St, 5:30pm • Track down hidden gems and off-the-beaten-track locations during this curated Art Crawl. Meet

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at the steps to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and wear comfy shoes so you can crawl in comfort. Summerland Band will offer a wide range of blues to ballads, to bossas for your toe tapping delight! 11. Discover Primavera an homage to Spring at Colette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery. 24. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery features work by America Martin, Greg Miller, Rafael Gaete, Stanley Boydston. 23. La Paloma Cafe is featuring the work of Navy Veteran Robert who was influenced by spending time in the SB Harbor with his sons. 4. Featured artist Rodolfo Rivademar will be painting live! Also, celebrate artist Richard Schloss’s 70th Birthday!
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The Santa Barbara Kite Festival invites you to color and build your own kite! Find them on the Promenade.
34 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com April 7, 2023 FRIDAY, APRIL 28 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM Faulkner Gallery | Santa Barbara Central Library 40 E. Anapamu Street A fun game night for book lovers! Come with a team, or join up with other attendees to play. Great Prizes, Snacks and Libations! Tickets $20 Register at friends-sblibrary.org A fundraiser for


GPS for the Brain: Networks, Urbanisms, Algorithms


4:00 – 5:15 PM

Zoom | FREE

Registration required at bit.ly/Kurgan-IHC

Laura Kurgan will talk about her recent work involving network science and urban theory. She will present work from the Center for Spatial Research on the Urban History of Algorithms: Homophily and Weak Ties, a history which not surprisingly lies dormant in its use in network science. She will also present new work on navigation theory in neuroscience, which revisits and asks questions about the canonical urban theory of Kevin Lynch (1970) and Fred Jameson’s Postmodernism and the Logic of Late Capitalism (1990).


Columbia University

Laura Kurgan is a Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture

Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, where she directs the Masters of Science in Computational Design Practices and the Center for Spatial Research (CSR). She is the author of Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics (2013) and co-editor of Ways of Knowing Cities (2019).

Sponsored by the IHC’s Too Much Information series and the Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune Endowment

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APRIL 11–12, 2023

Conference: Listening to Cumbia 2023

Pollock Theater; 6020 HSSB

Listening to Cumbia brings together scholars, filmmakers, artists, and archivists for a symposium, screening, and DJ event on the contemporary cultural and political history of cumbia music in Mexico and the United States. Cumbia – as transnational record circulation and as local sound system dance scenes – is a living culture that provides insight into the cross-border effects of this popular music as force of social identity and mode of communication among Latinx communities.


7:00–10:00 PM | Screening: Yo No Soy Guapo (Joyce Garcia, 2018) and Sonidero Metropolis (Alvaro Parra, 2023)

APRIL 12, 6020 HSSB

10:30 AM–12:00 PM | Archiving Cumbia: Jorge Balleza, Carlos Icaza, Gary Garay, and Alexandra Lippman

Moderator: David Novak

12:00–1:30 PM | Lunch

1:30–3:00 PM | Visualizing Cumbia: Joyce García, Alvaro Parra, Roberto Rodriguez, Mirjam Wirz

Moderator: Raquel Pacheco

3:30–5:00 PM | Listening Through Time: Myths of Past Futurities in Cumbia Rebajada: Juan David Rubio Restrepo

8:00–10:00 PM | Baile/Performance (Storke Plaza): Sabotaje Media, Space Primo, Ganas, Tropicaza, Xandão, and Penny Lane

Organized by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music. Cosponsored by the IHC’s Faculty Collaborative Research Grant, Carsey-Wolf Center, Humanities and Fine Arts, KCSBFM, Anthropology, Chicana/o Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Ethnomusicology Forum

Image: Dave Novak

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