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Honored Mother

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President & CEO

Adelle “Chris” Dyer Remembered Mother

The Santa Barbara Foundation has named Jackie Carerra President & CEO


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Join our virtual celebration to honor mothers and caregivers on Friday, May 8th at 11 AM Millennium Gate by Rich Peterson More Public Art!



In This Issue

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An interview with Police Chief Lori Luhnow. . . . . . . . . 4 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 8, 10, The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7, 27 Hospice of Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15 Beverley Jackson: Yesterday & Today. . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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The UCSB Forecast reports on the local market


A look at Sea Rise by Elizabeth Rush


vna.health/luncheon SBCC Trained Nurse on the forefront of COVID-19 response


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“An Important Tradition to Continue, No Matter How We Do It”


By Karina Lucero-Aleman, VNA Health

ADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF SANTA BARBARA…AND BEYOND…mark your calendars to join us next Friday, May 8th at 11am for the virtual celebration of the 19th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon. “This year is a little different due to concerns over the coronavirus; we are doing this virtually,” shared Emcee Andrew Firestone. “This is an important tradition to continue, no matter how we do it.” To join the celebration, visit us online at www.vna.health/luncheon to recognize Honored Mother Sue Birch and Remembered Mother Adelle “Chris” Dyer, and to support the charitable community care programs of VNA Health. For those who have joined us at past luncheons, you can recall the magical performances and memorable family presentations that connect our hearts and minds. This year’s virtual celebration promises to continue that legacy, even while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our virtual celebration will be authentically joyful and it truly demonstrates the triumph of our human spirit through adversity. Our Santa Barbara community stands together far beyond physical closeness. We are all in

this together, and will come together virtually to celebrate our mothers, caregivers, and community. Join us from your home and witness the beautiful stories of two women who have truly touched the Santa Barbara community. The virtual celebration will include music and performances that will be sure to tug at your heart strings. Using the power of videography coupled with creativity and strategic production, you will have an up-close view as the traditional onstage performances unfold virtually with the same moving magical moments that will touch your heart. In this year’s program, the arts transcend all obstacles, with performances by musician Eli Teplin; State Street Ballet dancers Anna Carnes, Amara Galloway, Arianna Hartanov, Ahna

Lipchik, Cecily MacDougall, and Noam Tsivkin; and tenor Nathan Granner and Opera Santa Barbara vocalist Ben McAvene and pianist Heather Levin. And the art of family love captures the screen and the hearts of viewers as they share why Sue and Chris are so loved and treasured by their family and our community. Honored Mother Sue Birch has helped the Santa Barbara community through her passion for service. Sue has served on the Boards of many community organizations including the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Laguna Blanca School, Opera Santa Barbara, and Mosher Foundation. To deepen their impact supporting a healthy community Sue, and her husband Ed, were involved in creating the Mosher Center for Global Leadership at Westmont College. Sue has had a varied and significant career in education, counseling, and computer science, all while raising her two daughters. Remembered Mother Chris Dyer was a vivacious and optimistic person, and nursing was her calling. She had a long and extensive nursing career. Chris trained military paramedics, cared for movie stars at 20th Century Fox Studios, and was an industrial nurse at an aircraft manufacturing company. In the late 1950s, she moved to the Santa Barbara area where she raised her son and daughter. Chris became the head nurse and supervisor of the

Casa Dorinda Medical Center and Assisted Living Care, where she spent many years caring for the people of the community. She was a constant and reassuring presence for people going through difficult times in their lives. Her children, four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews adored her. Chris enthusiastically cared about each individual, and in turn she was beloved by all. As the annual Mother’s Day Luncheon celebrates Sue Birch and Chris Dyer, it is also a time of reflection as we remember our own mothers and caregivers, and an opportunity to sustain the power of caregiving by supporting VNA Health. Viewers can support the charitable care of VNA Health by making a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one; by taking part in the online raffle for a chance to win a vacation getaway valued at $6,000 or a Santa Barbara staycation — including dinner and wine for a party of ten at Pane E Vino, or a watercolor painting Sky Games by famous painter Tony Askew. All proceeds benefit VNA Health in support of its charitable mission to care for the community with a vision that every person lives with health and dignity. VNA Health hopes you will join the May 8th celebration online at www.vna.health/luncheon, which will be many moments to remember as we gather virtually and witness the tight knit community that is Santa Barbara.

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Police Chief Lori Luhnow: “We’re Adapting Hour by Hour” – How Pandemic is Changing SBPD Operations By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers www.newsmakerswithjr.com

series of adaptations in operations, policies, and procedures the department has made in ROUND 5 AM MOST DAYS, Police conformance with the public health emergency: from the displacement of the dispatch office, Chief Lori Luhnow hauls an old set the staggering of schedules, and relocation of of weights out of her garage onto shift briefings to the outdoor garage where her driveway, then pumps iron to get she used to park her car; to new general ready for another unpredictable day on the job. orders for interacting with the For the 54-year old homeless, coordinating with Luhnow, a serious college other departments to monitor jock who played on three beaches, and providing Personal national championship Protective Equipment for volleyball teams at UC officers on patrol. San Diego, the pre-dawn “I’ll tell you how my (work) sessions substitute for her day starts,” she said. “I dip my favored CrossFit workouts, shoes in a bleach bath before I now scrubbed with the walk into the building. I have to COVID-19 closure of her have my mask on at all times... local gym. I’m supposed to maintain that “It’s gotten me back to Police Chief Lori Luhnow social distancing, I do a self that old school, garage gym assessment right when I go into kind of workout,” she said. “I had a bunch of that front door, with a temperature check to equipment stacked in the back of the garage... I make sure I don’t have a fever and there’s several have a great driveway and I pull the equipment (medical) questions I self-answer... It’s taken out and it’s gritty and it’s dirty (and) so I’m very seriously.” super happy first thing in the morning.” One thing that has not changed, however, is In an interview with Newsmakers, the the way officers respond to crimes in progress, chief’s reveal about her start-the-day routine violent or “tactical situations,” the chief added. offered one small glimpse at the countless “If they’re responding to a violent situation changes which the coronavirus has forced – and somebody, for example, comes up and both in the personal and the professional lives attacks them, I don’t want them thinking about of the 200-plus members of the Santa Barbara going to their mask first,” she said. “They have Police Department charged with serving and their self-protection tools that probably (are) protecting the community. going to be a priority before their mask. “The world is learning as we go,” Luhnow “We’re still getting out of our cars, we’re still said. “We’re used to gathering intelligence, contacting people, we’re still arresting them,” getting information, and making decisions Luhnow said. based on that, and this is one where we’re The interview with the chief is the latest in just kinda flying by the seat of our pants and our series of conversations with community adapting hour by hour.” leaders about how they are responding to the In the interview, the chief described a COVID-19 crisis.


Watch the full interview at: https://www.newsmakerswithjr.com/post/police-chief-lori-luhnow-we-re-adapting-hour-by-hour-how-pandemic-is-changing-sbpd-operations?postId=5ea88c301497a90017be9804 Jerry Roberts is a California journalist who writes, blogs and hosts a TV talk show about politics, policy and media. Former political editor, editorial page editor and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, he serves as student adviser for the Daily Nexus newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. He is the author of Never Let Them See You Cry, a biography of Senator Dianne Feinstein.


In the Meanwhile… Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art Through July 5

In support of the health and well-being of the community and while SBMA remains closed to the public, we invite you to take comfort in the power of art and to “museum at home” with these existing and new online activities. Take a virtual tour of In the Meanwhile...Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art with SBMA’s new Curator of Contemporary Art, James Glisson. This exhibition highlights recent acquisitions of works on paper to SBMA’s permanent collection of contemporary art. View a tour of the exhibition, along with other online content here:

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UY RIVERA WAS RECOGNIZED TO BE IN THE TOP ONE PERCENT OF MORTGAGE ORIGINATORS for the past five years by Mortgage Executive Magazine, it was recently announced. Rivera is a Santa Barbara native with 26 years of experience in real estate finance and has consistently been one of the top producers for Guarantee Mortgage since 2002. He specializes in working with self-employed borrowers and finding loan products for purchase and refinance transactions. Guy is a long-standing Affiliate of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS, was Affiliate of the year in 2018, and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, University Club, and DB Club. He is also a proud supporter of Sarah House and the Santa Barbara Boys and Girls Club.

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Registered nurse on the front lines against COVID-19 got her start at SBCC

Santa Barbara Foundation Names Carrera As New President & CEO


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ACKIE CARRERA HAS BEEN NAMED THE NEW PRESIDENT & CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation, according to an announcement made this week. Carrera took over as Interim CEO of the 92-year-old community foundation in January, succeeding Ronald V. Gallo, who led the Foundation for eleven years and who continues to serve as CEO Emeritus. “With strong execution, organizational management, and community engagement skills, Jackie will be a transformational leader, just what the board of trustees was looking for in our next President & CEO,” said Pamela Gann, Chair of the Board of Trustees. Carrera will be the first female President & CEO in the organization’s long history. “The confidence that has been placed in me to lead this iconic institution and extremely talented team is profoundly gratifying,” said Carrera. “SBF will not only maintain our high standards in philanthropic services, grant making, and nonprofit support, we will continue to evolve and expand our impact in Santa Barbara County.” Jackie Carrera Carrera, who has 30 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, has been with the Santa Barbara Foundation for almost two years as its Chief Revenue & Business Development Officer. During that time, she helped marshal community resources to achieve the organization’s strategic priorities and to recover from the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flows. “We have so much respect for what she’s accomplished already. With Jackie at the helm, the nonprofit community knows that the Santa Barbara Foundation is not only a place to be funded but a place to be heard,” said Ernesto Parades, Executive Director of Easy Lift and SBF Trustee. Carrera assumes the role at a critical time as the organization deals with the crippling fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic. As the crisis has unfolded, she has played a pivotal role in mobilizing the emergency effort to bring together a funder’s collaborative of 26 members, and raising $2.3 million to address the needs of individuals, families, and nonprofits through an emergency grant program. Carrera’s appointment concludes a national search during which the team interviewed over 50 local stakeholders to help identify the characteristics of the ideal candidate to address the diverse needs of Santa Barbara County. “We reached out for input in order to fully embrace and recognize the value of our many community partners,” said Steve Hicks, Search Committee Chair. The Committee considered a range of more than 90 strong, accomplished candidates and ultimately decided the Interim CEO, who has already proven to be an exceptional leader, was their unanimous choice.

AITLIN SHIPLEY ALWAYS KNEW SHE WANTED TO WORK IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD. After working as a medical assistant for several years after high school, she enrolled in the nursing program at Santa Barbara City College, graduating in 2019 with an associate degree in nursing. Fast forward less than one year, Kaitlin finds herself donning protective gear to enter the isolation room at Lompoc Valley Medical Center as one of the local heroes in the battle against COVID-19. In the acute hospital, on the medical/surgical floor, there are 40 beds to serve a diverse patient population. When COVID-19 hit Lompoc, a part of that floor was sectioned off solely for COVID-19 patients in order to isolate them. Nurses caring for those patients remain in that unit, whereas the nurses caring for the other patients remain with that population. Kaitlin is one of the nurses in the isolation unit. “Although this has been one of the most emotional and exhausting times in my life, I feel proud to be fighting this alongside my fellow nurses, medical professionals and hospital staff,” said Kaitlin in a recent interview. She credits SBCC for providing her with “excellent clinical instruction,” noting that although it is an emotionally challenging time for

healthcare workers around the world, it is what they trained for. “It is satisfying to help people who need us the most right now.” In addition to the challenges, she describes moments of joy. “I became a nurse because I wanted to do something in my career that is challenging, interesting and patient focused. I feel the greatest sense of fulfillment by improving someone’s day and making them feel cared for. Being amongst my fellow nurses and working as a team makes me realize I am part of something important; especially in times like these. I am extremely proud to be a nurse and am grateful to be in this profession.” Among the pieces of advice she would give future graduates of the SBCC nursing program, Kaitlin offered these tips: Take as many opportunities as possible to improve your skills and don’t be afraid to speak up. When you have time off, do something you love and take care of yourself. Lastly, always remember why you became a nurse in the first place: to be there for the patient. SBCC’s Registered Nursing program is approved and accredited by the CA State Board of Registered Nursing (B.R.N.) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). www.sbcc.edu/nursing

In a Cast of Luminaries

Drama professor Risa Brainin is inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current contribution to the field means the world to me. “I’m especially thankful for the home I have at ISA BRAININ HAS LED SOME STELLAR UCSB in the Department of Theater and Dance,” CASTS in her long career as a director and Brainin continued. “UCSB has given me the artistic director on stages across the country. opportunity to create our thriving new Now she’s been inducted into a play development program LAUNCH company that includes such luminaries PAD; help train the artists of tomorrow as Edward Albee, Moses Gunn and Paula alongside our brilliant faculty; and Vogel: The College of Fellows of the continue to create work at theaters across American Theatre. the country.” With the honor, the UC Santa Barbara Irwin Appel, professor and chair of theater professor follows in the footsteps theater and dance, said Brainin’s induction of her own mentor, the late Garland is a fitting honor for an artist who has Wright. bought professionalism and passion to the “I am deeply honored and grateful to department. be inducted into The College of Fellows Risa Brainin “The Department of Theater and of the American Theatre,” Brainin said. Dance is thrilled to celebrate Risa Brainin’s induction “The College of Fellows is composed of artists and scholars I admire, including my nominators Janet Allen, into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre,” he said. “This organization recognizes the highest level artistic director of Indiana Repertory Theatre; Felicia of excellence in educational and professional theater, Londre, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Theatre and it has inducted some of the most significant names at University of Missouri-Kansas City; and James Still, in the history of theater in the United States. playwright and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.” “Of course, we in the department have known and Brainin, who founded the acclaimed LAUNCH cherished Risa’s presence and skills from the moment PAD play development program, has been a she arrived,” Appel added. “She values collaboration professional director for 30 years. above all else, and every artist she works with feels “I’m especially touched because one of my welcomed and inspired. Risa is one of the prime most important mentors, the late Garland Wright, reasons that the UCSB Department of Theater and artistic director of the Guthrie Theater, was also a Dance has such a strong reputation both nationally and member of this esteemed body,” she said. “I’ve spent internationally. We are so lucky to have her!” my life dedicated to both the professional theater Printed with permission of UCSB Office of and the academy, and this acknowledgement of my


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VNA Health Virtual Mother’s Day Luncheon

Out of concern for the wellbeing and health of the community, VNA Health has cancelled the physical Mother’s Day Luncheon event and transformed into an online celebration for this year’s Honored Mother, Sue Birch, and Remembered Mother, Adelle “Chris” Dyer. It is also an opportunity to recognize all mothers and caregivers! On Friday, May 8th, visit www.vna.health/luncheon to join the online celebration and raffle! For more details about the event, see cover story on page 2.

Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families

Are you in need of new activities to do at home? Visit Cottage’s free online resources page full of fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together during the COVID-19 quarantine. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at www.cottagehealth.org/app/files/public/3547/Free_Online_ Resources_for_Families_During-Quarantine.pdf

To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit www.cottagehealth.org/coronavirus-

Songs & Stories From Doug McLeod

From kids and families events to classes for adults, visit the SB Public Library virtual event calendar at https://santabarbaraca.


Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and CAW: Ask Me Anything

In case you miss the live stream, the show will be archived for you to enjoy at your leisure. Fore more info visit www.cantstoptheblues.com

Play in a Day Festival Comes to You

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

UCSB Department of Theater and Dance’s Play in a Day Festival will feature ten+ new short plays written, directed, and acted by UCSB students, faculty, and staff... all created in one 24 hour period. On Friday night, May 1st, the writers, actors, and directors will meet, break up into their groups and receive a prompt that somehow relates to the evening’s theme. The brand new plays will be performed on Saturday, May 2nd at 7pm in a Live Zoom performance. Join the celebration of community and creation at https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/92304528605

Learn the best practices to help you make the most of LinkedIn during The Association for Women in Communications’ next free workshop on Wednesday, May 6th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm via Zoom. Find out how to build a profile that tells your professional story, and discover new ways LinkedIn connects you with opportunity with Rae Hoyt, manager of content production for technology courses at the LinkedIn Learning office in Carpinteria. Bring your phone or laptop to follow along and strengthen your profile on the spot. Register to receive a link to attend shortly before the meeting begins http://awcsb.org/rock-

Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall Interview

On their website, The Luke Theatre is sharing an October 16th interview with Seinfeld and VEEP star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her husband Writer/Director Brad Hall led by Santa Barbara native and Luke Theatre Board President Rod Lathim. The evening included a special screening of their documentary film Generosity of Eye followed by a fascinating discussion about the making of the film. https://luketheatre.org/


American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara General Meeting

Support Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center by participating in their first ever Virtual Run, Walk & Roll on Saturday, May 9th. Apoya al Centro de apoyo para lesiones cerebrales Jodi House participando en su primera carrera virtual, ¡Corre, camina y rueda! el sábado, 9 de mayo.

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative is piloting an Ask Me Anything video interview program, a free-form online Q&A with smart people from Santa Barbara’s art & culture scene who’ve got stories to tell. Casey Caldwell, the SBAC & CAW Managing Director, will interview and moderate, and interviews will take place live on Facebook Live— anyone can ask questions and participate in real time via the comments. Questions may be submitted ahead of time via Facebook and Instagram feeds, or by e-mailing hello@sbcaw.org. First guest will be Nathan Vonk, owner of Sullivan Goss Gallery. Tune in Friday, May 1st, at 4pm, for the free-flowing interview with Nathan at www.facebook.com/sbcaw/live

Cottage Health ha compilado una página de recursos en línea gratuita llena de recursos educativos y divertidos para ayudar a las familias a sobrellevar y pasar tiempo productivo juntos durante la cuarentena COVID-19.


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Cottage Health has compiled a free online resources page full of fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Doug McLeod, one of Santa Barbara Blues Society’s regular performers, will sing and tell stories from his living room in Memphis, TN on Friday, May 1st at 9pm (Eastern Time). The live stream will be in conjunction with Can’t Stop The Blues at


Access Mango Languages for free with your SBPL library card! Online language-learning includes Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Greek, Latin and more.

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The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) conducts a General meeting four times per year. The next meeting, to be held Thursday, May 7th at 12pm via Zoom, will focus on COVID-19 Business Operation and Permit Process with City and County. Building officials from the County of Santa Barbara, as well as the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Santa Maria will give updates as to the permitting processes and review boards in their jurisdiction. Registration is required prior to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/ tJ0ldeytrjgsGdePwwCBbHv_zP8feKsD3O2_

Jodi House Virtual Run, Walk & Roll!

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Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center will host its first ever Virtual Run, Walk & Roll on Saturday, May 9th. Participants can run, walk, or roll a 5K or 1-miler at their own pace, at any location of their choosing on that day. Share your photo or video on Facebook or instagram by tagging @JodiHouse or #JodiHouseVirtualWalk. By sharing photos, stories, and videos through social media, participants can help build community at a time when hosting a group athletic event is not possible. All proceeds will support Jodi House’s mission to empower brain injury survivors to thrive. To register ($10-$20) visit www.jodihouse.org/virtualwalk/

Charitable Gift Planners Council Meeting

The Santa Barbara Council of Charitable Gift Planners will host a virtual meeting titled “The Impact of the SECURE and CARE Acts on Donors and Charities” on Tuesday, May 5th from 12 to 12:45pm. Featured speakers include Shawn Jensen from Schwab Charitable and Marianne Hayes from Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory, Inc. Attendees can submit questions in advance to rrose@sbnature2.org Register at https://sbgiftplanners.org/event/may-5-2020-


Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara’s Annual Celebration of Grants

For 16 years, the generous women of the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara have been combining their charitable dollars into significant grants that focus on serving the needs of women, children, and families in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. Since 2004, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $7.2 million to local nonprofits – and that total is about to go up to nearly $8 million. During this unprecedented time of required social distancing, the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara’s Annual Celebration of Grants event will take place online. The new recipients will be announced during the Virtual Celebration of Grants to be held online on Wednesday, May 6th at 5pm. This virtual event is free and open to Women’s Fund members and their guests. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ kFeUJtFeRTC1sDetlj5yQg. Registered attendees will receive a link to access the live virtual event by computer or a mobile device.

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Ask Me Anything with Nathan Vonk, a live online free-form Q&A with the owner of Sullivan Goss, will take place Friday, May 1st, at 4pm via Facebook Live Pregúntame cualquier cosa con Nathan Vonk, una entrevista de preguntas y respuestas de forma libre en línea y en vivo con el propietario de Sullivan Goss, tendrá lugar el viernes, 1 de mayo a las 4pm a través de Facebook Live

Almuerzo virtual del Día de la Madre

Debido a la preocupación por el bienestar y la salud de la comunidad, VNA Health ha cancelado el evento físico del Almuerzo del Día de la Madre y se ha transformado en una celebración en línea para la Madre Honorada, Sue Birch y la Madre Recordada, Adelle “Chris” Dyer. ¡También es una oportunidad para reconocer a todas las madres y cuidadores! El viernes, 8 de mayo, visita www.vna.health/luncheon para unirte a la celebración y el sorteo en línea! Para más detalles sobre el evento, ve la historia de portada en la página 2.

Recursos en línea gratuitos de Cottage Health para familias

¿Necesitas nuevas actividades para hacer en casa? Visita la página gratuita de recursos en línea de Cottage, llena de recursos educativos y divertidos para ayudar a las familias a sobrellevar y pasar tiempo productivo juntos durante la cuarentena de COVID19. La página tiene de todo, desde páginas para colorear gratis hasta obras de teatro de Broadway en línea y recorridos de la NASA. Elije una nueva actividad todos los días en www.cottagehealth.org/app/files/public/3547/Free_Online_ Resources_for_Families_During-Quarantine.pdf

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Aprende un nuevo idioma en línea con tu tarjeta de biblioteca

¡Accede a Mango Languages gratis con tu tarjeta de biblioteca SBPL! El aprendizaje de idiomas en línea incluye español, francés, italiano, chino (mandarín y cantonés), árabe, coreano, ruso, tagalo, griego, latín y más. https://learn.mangolanguages.com Desde eventos para niños y familias hasta clases para adultos, visita el calendario de eventos virtuales de la Biblioteca Pública de SB: https://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative y CAW: Pregúntame cualquier cosa

Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative está probando un programa de entrevistas en video Pregúntame cualquier cosa, una entrevista de preguntas y respuestas de forma libre en línea con personas inteligentes de la escena del arte y la cultura de Santa Bárbara que tienen historias que contar. Casey Caldwell, el Director Gerente de SBAC y CAW, entrevistará y moderará, y las entrevistas se realizarán en vivo en Facebook Live— cualquiera puede hacer preguntas y participar en tiempo real a través de los comentarios. Las preguntas pueden enviarse con anticipación a través de Facebook e Instagram, o enviando un correo electrónico a hello@sbcaw.org. El primer invitado será Nathan Vonk, propietario de la Galería Sullivan Goss. Sintonizate el viernes, 1 de mayo a las 4pm para la entrevista con Nathan: www.facebook.com/sbcaw/live

Canciones e historias de Doug McLeod

Doug McLeod, uno de los artistas habituales de Santa Barbara Blues Society, cantará y contará historias desde su sala en


Conoce las mejores prácticas para ayudarte a aprovechar LinkedIn al máximo durante el próximo taller gratuito de la Asociación de Mujeres en Comunicaciones, el miércoles, 6 de mayo, de 5:30 a 7:30pm a través de Zoom. Descubre cómo crear un perfil que cuente tu historia profesional y descubre nuevas formas en que LinkedIn te conecta con la oportunidad con Rae Hoyt, gerente de producción de contenido para cursos de tecnología en la oficina de LinkedIn Learning en Carpinteria. Trae tu teléfono o computadora portátil para seguir y fortalecer tu perfil. Regístrate para recibir un enlace para asistir poco antes de que comience la reunión http://awcsb.org/rock-your-linkedin-profile

Junta General de Santa Bárbara del Instituto Americano de Arquitectos

El Capítulo de Santa Bárbara del Instituto Americano de Arquitectos (por sus siglas en inglés, AIA) lleva a cabo una reunión general cuatro veces al año. La próxima reunión, que se realizará el jueves, 7 de mayo a las 12pm a través de Zoom, se enfocará en la Operación de Negocios COVID-19 y el Proceso de Permisos con la Ciudad y el Condado. Los funcionarios de edificios del condado de Santa Bárbara, así como de las ciudades de Santa Bárbara, Goleta y Santa María darán actualizaciones sobre los procesos de permisos y las juntas de revisión en su jurisdicción. Se requiere registro antes de la reunión: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/ tJ0ldeytrjgsGdePwwCBbHv_zP8feKsD3O2_

¡Corre, camina y rueda! de forma virtual con Jodi House

El Centro de Apoyo para Lesiones Cerebrales Jodi House organizará su primera carrera, ¡Corre, camina y rueda! de forma virtual, el sábado, 9 de mayo. Los participantes pueden correr, caminar o rodar cinco kilómetros o una milla a su propio ritmo, en cualquier lugar que elijan ese día. Comparte tu foto o video en Facebook o instagram etiquetando @JodiHouse

Mobilizing the World Through Giving


GLOBAL THREAT LIKE COVID-19 touches every person on the planet and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5th – in addition to the regularly scheduled December 1st #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, as well as support for communities and nonprofits around the world. Discover ideas for how to participate at https://now.givingtuesday.org/

Movilizando el mundo a través de dar


NA AMENAZA GLOBAL COMO COVID-19 toca a todas las personas del planeta, y presenta una oportunidad para unirse como una comunidad global. #GivingTuesdayNow es un nuevo día mundial de donaciones y unidad que tendrá lugar el 5 de mayo, además del 1 de diciembre programado regularmente #GivingTuesday, como respuesta de emergencia a la necesidad sin precedentes causada por COVID-19. El día está diseñado para impulsar una afluencia de generosidad, participación ciudadana, activación empresarial y filantrópica, así como apoyo para comunidades y organizaciones sin fines de lucro en todo el mundo. Descubre ideas sobre cómo participar en https://now.givingtuesday.org/

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May 1, 2020

Doug McLeod, one of Santa Barbara Blues Society’s regular performers will sing and tell stories from his living room on Friday, May 1st at 9pm (Eastern Time) in conjunction with Can’t Stop The Blues. Doug McLeod, uno de los artistas habituales de la Santa Barbara Blues Society cantará y contará historias desde su sala el viernes, 1 de mayo a las 9pm (hora del este) junto con Can’t Stop The Blues.

o #JodiHouseVirtualWalk. Al compartir fotos, historias y videos a través de las redes sociales, los participantes pueden ayudar a construir una comunidad en un momento en que no es posible organizar un evento deportivo grupal. Todos los ingresos respaldarán la misión de Jodi House de capacitar a los sobrevivientes de lesiones cerebrales para que prosperen. Para registrarte ($10-$20) visita www.jodihouse.org/virtualwalk/

El Festival “Una obra en un día” llega a ti

El Festival “Una obra en un día” de UCSB Department of Theater and Dance contará con más de diez nuevas obras cortas escritas, dirigidas y actuadas por estudiantes, profesores y personal de UCSB... todo creado en un período de 24 horas. El viernes por la noche, 1 de mayo, los escritores, actores y directores se reunirán, se dividirán en sus grupos y recibirán un mensaje que de alguna manera se relaciona con el tema de la noche. Las nuevas obras se llevarán a cabo el sábado, 2 de mayo a las 7pm en una presentación de Live Zoom. Únete a la celebración de comunidad y creación en https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/92304528605

Entrevista con Julia Louis-Dreyfus y Brad Hall

En su sitio web, el Teatro Luke comparte la entrevista del 16 de octubre con la estrella de Seinfeld y VEEP, Julia Louis-Dreyfus y su esposo, el escritor / director Brad Hall, dirigido por el nativo de Santa Bárbara y el presidente de la Junta del Teatro Luke, Rod Lathim. La noche incluyó una proyección especial de su documental Generosity of Eye, seguida de una discusión fascinante sobre la realización de la película. https://luketheatre.org/

Reunión del Consejo de Planificadores de Regalos de Caridad

El Consejo de Planificadores de Regalos de Caridad de Santa Bárbara organizará una reunión virtual titulada “El impacto de las leyes SECURE y CARE para donantes y organizaciones benéficas” el martes, 5 de mayo de 12 a 12:45pm. Los oradores destacados incluyen a Shawn Jensen de Schwab Charitable y Marianne Hayes de Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory, Inc. Los asistentes pueden enviar sus preguntas por adelantado a rrose@sbnature2.org Regístrate en https://sbgiftplanners.org/event/may-5-2020educational-luncheon-meeting/?instance_id=126

Celebración Anual de Becas del Fondo de Mujeres de Santa Bárbara

Durante 16 años, las generosas mujeres del Fondo de Mujeres de Santa Bárbara han estado combinando sus dólares caritativos en importantes becas que se centran en satisfacer las necesidades de mujeres, niños y familias en Santa Bárbara, Goleta y Carpinteria. Desde 2004, el Fondo de Mujeres ha otorgado más de $7.2 millones a organizaciones sin fines de lucro locales, y ese total está a punto de llegar a casi $8 millones. Durante este tiempo sin precedentes de distanciamiento social requerido, el evento de Celebración Anual de Becas del Fondo de Mujeres de Santa Bárbara se llevará a cabo en línea. Los nuevos destinatarios serán anunciados durante la celebración virtual de becas que se realizará en línea el miércoles, 6 de mayo a las 5pm. Este evento virtual es gratuito y está abierto a los miembros del Fondo de Mujeres y sus invitados. Regístrate en https://zoom. us/webinar/register/WN_kFeUJtFeRTC1sDetlj5yQg. Los asistentes registrados recibirán un enlace para acceder al evento virtual en vivo por computadora o dispositivo móvil.


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Community News

Face Coverings Required On All MTD Buses Starting May 1st


EGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 1ST, MTD will require that all passengers wear a cloth face covering or mask in order to ride an MTD bus. A grace period through Tuesday, May 5th will be granted to provide the public with time to obtain an appropriate face covering. Face coverings are important in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, as individuals may be spreading the virus even though they may not show symptoms. Medical grade masks are not required—a simple bandana, scarf, or homemade cloth mask that covers the nose and mouth is sufficient. Face coverings are also not a replacement for maintaining six feet of physical distance from others, and they must remain over the nose and mouth during the entire trip.

While continuing to provide essential service to our community, the safety and wellbeing of our passengers and employees is the foremost consideration of MTD. MTD has consistently followed, and at times exceeded, the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and local Public Health officials. To that end, enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented since early March. These protocols include nightly disinfecting of all high-touch surfaces in buses with a hospital-grade disinfectant. To support physical distancing between our drivers and the public, in mid-March MTD voluntarily instituted rear door boarding and is not currently collecting fares. There is also a greatly reduced maximum occupancy limit on board the buses.

Se Requieren Cubiertas Faciales En Todos Los Autobuses MTD Comenzando El 1 De Mayo


PARTIR DEL VIERNES 1 DE MAYO, MTD requerirá que todos los pasajeros usen una cubierta facial de tela o máscara para viajar en un autobús del MTD. Se otorgará un período de gracia hasta el martes 5, de mayo para proporcionar al público tiempo para obtener una cubierta adecuada. Las cubiertas faciales son importantes para ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19, ya que las personas pueden estar propagando el virus aunque no muestren síntomas. No se requieren máscaras de grado médico; un simple pañuelo, bufanda o una máscara de tela casera que cubra la nariz y la boca es suficiente. Las cubiertas faciales tampoco son un reemplazo para mantener una distancia física de seis pies de distancia de los demás, y deben permanecer sobre la nariz y la boca durante todo el viaje. Mientras continuamos proporcionando un servicio

esencial a nuestra comunidad, la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros pasajeros y empleados es la consideración principal de MTD. MTD ha seguido constantemente, y en ocasiones excedido, las recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y los funcionarios locales de Salud Pública. Con ese fin, se han implementado protocolos de limpieza mejorados desde principios de marzo. Estos protocolos incluyen la desinfección nocturna de todas las superficies de alto contacto en autobuses con un desinfectante de grado hospitalario. Para apoyar el distanciamiento físico entre nuestros conductores y el público, a mediados de marzo MTD instituyó voluntariamente el abordaje de la puerta trasera y actualmente no está cobrando tarifas. También hay un límite de ocupación máxima muy reducido a bordo de los autobuses.

Transit Center Sidewalk To Be Replaced


HE ONGOING RENOVATION OF SANTA BARBARA MTD’S TRANSIT CENTER in Downtown Santa Barbara has moved into its next phase with the implementation of a sidewalk closure on Thursday, April 30th. The public sidewalk, curb, and gutters will be replaced on the east side of the 1000 block of Chapala Street in the area between the Temporary Transit Center facilities and the exit driveway to City Lot 3. In order to facilitate this work, the sidewalk will be closed between Carrillo Street and the Temporary Transit Center facilities. This closure is expected to last approximately four weeks. Additionally, the bus Lines 3 and 20 that generally load and unload in Zone A (in front of the old Greyhound property, near the corner of Carrillo and Chapala) will be moved to Zone D (area near Riley’s Flowers just past Figueroa Street). These changes will be in effect all days of the week and all times of day. Pedestrians looking to reach the temporary Transit Center and Zones B, C and D will need to approach via at the Figueroa intersection with Chapala Street. For more information about the Transit Center Renovation project, visit www.sbmtd.gov/tc.

La acera del centro de tránsito será reemplazada


A RENOVACIÓN EN CURSO DEL CENTRO DE TRÁNSITO DE MTD DE SANTA BÁRBARA ubicado en el centro de Santa Bárbara ha pasado a su siguiente fase con la implementación del cierre de la acera empezando el jueves, 30 de abril. TLa acera, el bordillo y las canaletas públicas serán reemplazadas en el lado este de la cuadra 1000 de la calle Chapala en el área entre las instalaciones del Centro de tránsito temporal y la entrada al estacionamiento de la ciudad, lote 3. Para facilitar este trabajo, la acera estará cerrada entre la calle Carrillo y las instalaciones del Centro de tránsito temporal. Se espera que este cierre dure aproximadamente cuatro semanas. Además, las líneas de autobús 3 y 20 que generalmente se cargan y descargan en la zona A (frente a la antigua propiedad de Greyhound, cerca de la esquina de Carrillo y Chapala) se trasladarán a la zona D (área cerca de Riley’s Flowers justo pasando la calle Figueroa). Estos cambios estarán vigentes todos los días de la semana y todas las horas del día. Los peatones que deseen llegar al Centro de tránsito temporal y las Zonas B, C y D deberán acercarse por la intersección de Figueroa con la calle Chapala.

Para obtener más información sobre el proyecto de renovación del centro de tránsito, visita www.sbmtd.gov/tc.

May 1, 2020

SB County Nonprofits Collaborate to Meet Critical Needs of Isolated Seniors During COVID-19


By Marianne McCarthy, Family Service Agency

ANY OF OUR OLDER COMMUNITY MEMBERS, particularly those living alone, are not receiving the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic. To address this gap, several nonprofits in Santa Barbara County have collaborated to identify isolated seniors and connect them to essential services or critical needs, such as food and supplies. Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, also known as the Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center and Guadalupe’s Little House by the Park, leads the consortium. Partners include the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Center for Successful Aging, Community Action Commission, Carpinteria Children’s Project, Community Partners in Caring, Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, and Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People. “During California’s stay at home order, older Californians rely on friends and neighbors to help them obtain basic necessities like groceries and prescriptions,” said FSA’s Executive Director, Lisa Brabo. “We are here to help those who might otherwise not have a consistent safety net of support to receive needed food and supplies.” The provision of culturally competent outreach and assistance is a grass-roots effort, community by community. To obtain assistance, call the Senior Connection at 805-925-9554. The project was initiated with an initial funding consortium of the James S. Bower Foundation, Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, and an anonymous donor, and has received additional funding from the Zegar Family Foundation. To make a donation, contact Family Service Agency at 805-965-1001 x 256 or visit www.FSAcares.org. Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County (FSA) is a nonprofit social service agency that has served the people of Santa Barbara County since 1899. Operating as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center (SMVYFC) in Santa Maria and Little House By The Park (LHP) in Guadalupe, FSA helps the community’s most vulnerable children, families, and seniors meet their basic needs while simultaneously addressing mental health needs. Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens-Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a nonprofit organization responsible for allocating federal and state dollars to local agencies to insure that supportive, nutrition and health promotion services are available to older adults in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) works in partnership with the community to provide education and supportive services to residents of Santa Barbara County resulting in improved economic security and self-sufficiency. Carpinteria Children’s Project nurtures a strong community that supports healthy families and successful children. Its Family Resource Center connects Carpinterians to community resources around access to physical and mental health care, financial assistance, nutrition, and social connections. Community Partners in Caring is a community outreach organization that recruits, screens, and trains volunteers in order to provide free non-medical support services to seniors (age 62+). Its mission is to provide volunteer support services that allow our senior population to live independently while maintaining dignity, respect, and quality of life. The Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center (CVFRC) serves as the primary provider of social services to all residents of the Cuyama Valley, including seniors, families, individuals, youth and children. Working across generations and cultural backgrounds, the CFVRC fosters community-led initiatives designed to address community-identified issues. Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization works to improve the health of the Lompoc community by ensuring equal access to a coordinated and local system of health promotion, disease prevention, and high-quality treatment service. Lompoc Valley Medical Center is committed to improving and developing healthcare services throughout the Lompoc Valley. These services include a hospital, outpatient clinics, a skilled nursing facility, and emergency medical services, as well as education and wellness programs. They are governed by a locally elected Board of Directors who are accountable to the community. People Helping People is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women, and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and surrounding communities by addressing emergency and basic needs, furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services, and acting as a catalyst for positive community change.

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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore


By Shelly Leachman / The UC Santa Barbara Current


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N HER FIRST VISIT TO THE ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES IN LOUISIANA, in 2013, journalist Elizabeth Rush had a realization: “This is a world unto itself, coming undone.” She had come looking for proof of sea level rise in the U.S., and did she ever find it. “It is possible to catch a glimpse of the future out here, of a world where the ocean covers what we used to think of as the coast,” Rush wrote in her resulting book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. “That is because over the past sixty years the wetlands that once surrounded the Isle de Jean Charles have all drowned, the rate of accretion trumped by land subsidence, erosion, and sea level rise. When I squint, it is difficult to tell where the Island Road ends and where the water begins.” Rising, winner of the 2018 National Outdoor Book Elizabeth Rush Award and a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, among other honors, is the UCSB Reads 2020 selection. With the UC Santa Barbara campus largely shut down due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the program moved its events online — including its signature author talk.

Rush discussed her book and the impact of sea level rise on the U.S. in a free online community talk moderated by David Pellow, holder of the Dehlsen Chair and a professor of environmental studies, on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd. “Despite the need to cancel Elizabeth’s Rush in-person talk and other UCSB Reads 2020 programming, UC Santa Barbara Library is excited to announce that the campus and local community is still able to participate in several ways,” said Alex Regan, events and exhibitions librarian. In addition to the Earth Day talk, “Multiple classes this spring are still able to teach Rising since the library owns an e-Book version that allows for multiple simultaneous users. Rush also will interact with students by visiting three classes — two in environmental studies, and one in English — via Zoom.” The library also is producing and will distribute a video, with campus researchers Charles Lester and Andrew Brooks, about Rising, sea level rise, and local marshlands at Coal Oil Point and Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Prior to the shutdown of in-person events due to COVID-19, UCSB Reads 2020 programming originally included tours of both marshes.


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story on an accelerated timeframe. If you’re “The video will provide information about from a community where you can’t afford to the impact of sea level rise on these UC Natural stop working, or you have a job that you can’t Reserves and other local areas,” Regan noted. work from home, in some ways it’s telling us a Rush, who grew up hiking in marshes north story about our collective vulnerability but also of Boston with her family, never expected she’d reminding us that vulnerability is not shared one day be writing about them as a means of evenly across society. Climate change — and in exploring sea level rise. A freelance assignment particular sea level rise — also reveals something in Bangladesh ten years ago changed all of that. pretty similar. What mirrors are both of these Reporting a piece about a then-new border phenomena holding up to our society?” fence, the world’s longest, between India and Rush is the recipient of numerous honors, Bangladesh, Rush spoke to locals who told her, including the Metcalf Institute Climate Change “The fence is not really a problem, the real Adaptation Fellowship, the Science in Society problem is salt in the aquifer that’s killing our Award, the Howard Foundation crops,” she recalled. “That’s when I really started Fellowship, and a grant from to see that sea level rise was a the Society for Environmental thing that was happening in Journalism. She teaches the present tense. Soon after creative nonfiction at Brown that I moved to New York and University. decided to search for sea level An annual event now in rise stories in the U.S. I knew if its 14th year, UCSB Reads it was happening in Bangladesh, engages the campus and the it was happening here.” Santa Barbara community The Isle de Jean Charles in conversations about a was her first stop, and opens key topic while reading the the book. With firsthand same book. UCSB Reads testimonials, profiles and deep is presented by the UCSB reporting, Rising highlights Library in partnership with communities across the country the Office of the Executive where the change has been most Vice Chancellor. dramatic, from a devastated Staten An advisory Island after Hurricane Sandy to from the New s committee made up of a flood-prone neighborhood in he tc a isp Rising: D nalist ore, by jour faculty, staff, students, Pensacola first settled by escaped American Sh , is UC Santa sh slaves hundreds of years ago. Elizabeth Ru ction for the 2019– and community le Barbara’s se UCSB Reads. representatives selected Some of the worst impacts she season of 20 20 Rising for this year’s book, found were in some of the country’s citing the power and relevance of its most vulnerable communities, stories about the people and communities most revealing a close connection between climate at risk from sea level rise. change and social justice. In her book, Rush Public lectures, panel discussions, demonstrates how race, class, national exhibitions and other events focused on or origin, and income levels further exacerbate inspired by Rush’s book were featured over vulnerability to rising seas. the 2020 winter academic quarter, prior to the “As I started to become interested in shutdown. Hundreds of UC Santa Barbara different coastal communities that were students received free copies of the book, which experiencing sea level rise in the present tense,” also was incorporated into multiple courses. she said, “I also started to recognize some other The spring quarter — and with it UCSB Reads overlap: that a lot of the communities I was programming — was shifted to a remote model. seeing where flooding is a real problem are also Since the program began in 2007, UCSB places where property taxes are not such that Reads has brought the campus and Santa they could afford an innovative infrastructure Barbara communities together to read a solution to design their way out. It’s not just common book that explores important issues of low-lying places but also low-lying places in disenfranchised communities.” our time. Rush continued, “In some ways the Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public coronavirus is sharing with us a very similar Affairs and Communications


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May 1, 2020

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s “Coping with COVID-19” Series

By Michael Cruse, Bereavement Services Manager


URING THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC, managing our children’s fears starts and ends with the parent(s). In parenting, we are responsible for our children’s well-being. It all starts with the parent(s) being able to acknowledge and regulate their own fears. In doing so, they are best able to approach the selfless act of parental love. Parental love requires that children experience predictable physical and emotional safety in their attachments to their parent(s). Each child having the experience of knowing they are precious in the eyes of their parent(s). This is the cornerstone of human development toward a full and rich mature life. Children not only thrive under these conditions but children are predisposed to eagerly trade being loved in exchange for meeting parental expectations and will actually self-discipline to be loved. This is not a “quid pro quo” or a conditional love relationship. Rather, this is a quality that can only emerge in the presence of unconditional love. In unconditional love there are no dealbreakers; love is never withheld or withdrawn, discipline is always focused on the behavior, and consequences are naturally occurring opportunities for instruction on how to be

with others and ultimately how to be with oneself. It is important to acknowledge that fear and aggression are inseparable in our response to any perceived threat. Given enough fear, we all too easily, collapse to the behavioral and psychological reactions of fight, flight and freeze. It is also important to acknowledge that for survival reasons, our threat detection is frequently inaccurate. Fear and aggression tend to spread like a contagion; fearful and aggressive parents tend to produce fearful and aggressive children. Love and care also tend to spread like a contagion and will produce loving and caring children. Trust in yourself that you will know what to do if or when an actual threat emerges. When we are imagining future threats, we may descend further into the abyss of our fears; or we can resist our tendency to time travel in our minds and stay present for our children’s experience. This is how parents lead the way through and for our children. Some suggestions on how parents can lead the way:

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Parents Lead the Way

• Minimize your children’s exposure to fear-biased news – choose a reputable fact and evidence-based source(s). • Create time for positive activities and attention with your children. • Give plenty of verbal praise and validation whenever it is warranted.

• Acknowledge your own fears and seek the support of another trusted adult.

• Give plenty of physical affection and comfort when it is needed and wanted.

• Suspend self – it’s about the needs and interest of the children – it’s not about us.

• Be engaged in your children’s success with the challenges of remote learning.

• Model for your children how to manage fear by practicing the mindfulness of being in the here and now.

• Support your children in sustaining positive friendships and peer-group relationships.

• Get your children outdoors for plenty of sunshine, fresh-air and physical activity. • Practice humor and laughter – the ironical is everywhere. • Preserve your children’s in-born curiosity and playfulness.

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MERICAN RIVIERA BANK ANNOUNCED THEIR COMMUNITY SUPPORT as an SBA Preferred Lender and the unaudited net income of $1,171,000 ($0.23 per share) for the first quarter of 2020, this week. “Our thoughts go out to our Central Coast community, individuals, and businesses most deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. American Riviera Bank is playing an important role in the economic stability of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. We are taking extraordinary steps to provide much needed financing and relief to our clients and community during this difficult time,” stated Jeff DeVine, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Riviera Bank. As a SBA Preferred Lender, ARB moved quickly to deploy an automated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application portal. To date, the Bank has funded 416 applications, with an average loan amount of approximately $230,000, for existing business clients in the first round of the CARES Act funding. The bank has already obtained 134 more SBA PPP approvals thus far with the second round of funding recently announced. The current PPP loans represent over $113 million of much needed small business relief and could save almost 12,000 jobs in our community. The number of SBA PPP loans represents almost two years of normal new loan production for the Bank, which will be processed, approved, documented and funded in the span of approximately one month. The dollar volume of SBA PPP loans represents over 18 percent of the total loans outstanding at March 31, 2020. The first quarter income represents a decrease in net income from the $1,768,000 ($0.35 per share) for the same reporting period in the prior year. The Bank reported an annualized return on average assets of 0.67 percent and return on average equity of 6.27 percent. The variance from the prior year is attributed to conservative risk management practices with the Bank providing $783,000 in allowance for loan losses primarily due to anticipated economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase of $608,000 from the same reporting period in the prior year. American Riviera Bank entered the COVID-19 crisis in a position of strength and remains well capitalized and highly liquid. The Bank offers robust electronic banking services, including mobile deposit for consumers and remote deposit capture for businesses. We have been able to successfully modify branch operations to safely meet all the needs of our customers despite the need for appropriate social distancing and continue to see tremendous growth of new and existing relationships. At the same time, American Riviera Bank has been working closely with existing loan clients negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and has provided temporary

payment deferrals through the date of this release covering $109 million of loans. Approximately 92 percent of such deferrals are to borrowers wishing to conserve cash for the economic uncertainty and have asked for the principal portion of their payments to be deferred while continuing to pay interest. The remaining eight percent is predominantly associated with our residential mortgage portfolio loans where the temporary deferral of both principal and interest is currently industry practice. The sizeable increase in loan loss provision this quarter was primarily driven by qualitative factors in our modeling and a general expectation of expanded credit risk due to the economic effects of COVID-19. For the reasons above, we anticipate continued above-average provisioning and reserve build in subsequent periods, but anticipate that the origination fees paid by the SBA on PPP loans may substantially offset such incremental credit expenses. The Bank reported strong loan growth, with gross loans increasing $83 million, or 16 percent from March 31, 2019, reaching $604 million at March 31, 2020. This increase in loans is primarily due to new loan origination with the Bank originating $39 million in new loans outstanding, excluding draws on existing lines of credit, in the first quarter of 2020. The Bank has experienced significant growth, reporting $743 million in total assets as of March 31, 2020, representing a $105 million, or 16 percent increase from March 31, 2019. Total deposits increased 18 percent from March 31st, 2019 reaching $645 million at March 31, 2020. Non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts increased $32 million, or 17 percent from the same reporting period in the prior year, reaching $219 million at March 31, 2020. Interest bearing demand deposit accounts increased $41 million, or 54 percent from the same reporting period in the prior year, reaching $117 million at March 31, 2020. Net interest margin increased to 4.27 percent for the quarter due to the Bank’s ability to deploy excess liquidity into loans and a reduction in the cost of deposits due to Federal Reserve actions during the quarter. As of March 31, 2020, American Riviera Bank has a strong capital position with a Tier 1 Capital Ratio of eleven percent; well above the regulatory guideline of eight percent for well capitalized institutions. The tangible book value per share of American Riviera Bank common stock is $14.30 at March 31, 2020. American Riviera Bank is a full-service community bank focused on serving the lending and deposit needs of businesses and consumers on the Central Coast of California. The state-chartered bank opened for business on July 18, 2006, with the support of local shareholders. Full-service branches are located in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles.

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Laying the groundwork for expanding openings in Santa Barbara

City Council to Require Masks Inside Essential Businesses nose of a person. It also states that reusable face masks used by business workers must be washed and sanitized daily.

building supply stores, and nurseries; Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers; Restaurants and retail food facilities that prepare and offer food to customers via pick up or drivethrough; Taxis, ride sharing services, car rental companies, and other private transportation services; Hotels and motels, in publicly-accessible areas. Businesses shall prohibit the entry of any person not wearing a face mask. A business may provide face masks to customers without charge or make them available for purchase. A business shall provide face masks without charge for the use of its workers. It should be noted that the MTD recently made face masks manditory as well.

Following is a list of businesses affected:

Pharmacies and drug stores; Grocery stores, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, convenience stores, warehouse stores, food banks, certified farmers’ markets, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, water, pet food and pet medication supply (but not grooming or training), fresh or frozen Don’t forget your mask! meats, fish, and poultry, or any other household consumer products (such as construction supplies, cleaning and personal care Questions about how to comply with the order can be products); Organizations and businesses that provide emailed to LandUse@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. food or other services to the public; Hardware and Courtesy Photo


N AN EFFORT TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY AND MOVE FORWARD TOWARDS REOPENING, the Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously to require both the public and employees to wear masks or face coverings inside essential businesses (listed below). The new law takes effect May 1st. “This is a great idea and overdue. I really really appreciate it when I go in a business and they require it,” commented Council Member Mike Jordan at the meeting on Tuesday. Following the guidance of City Attorney Ariel Calonne and City Administrator Paul Casey, the Council approved the ordinance, which will apply to all essential businesses and is one of the first steps before the further opening of businesses. The ordinance was fashioned after the Los Angeles city policy. “These face masks need not be N-95 — any cloth face covering will do… a scarf, a bandana will do,” stated Calonne. The official description includes cloth masks, scarves, bandanas, or other face coverings over the mouth and

Lost jobs and lost revenue dominate the South Coast tourism sector, according to Economic Forecast Project webinar By Sonia Fernandez / The UC Santa Barbara Current


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OR A COMMUNITY WHOSE ECONOMY RELIES IN LARGE PART ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, the news is especially dire: It will take years for hotels, restaurants, and other related businesses to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. “Locally, we’re very hard-hit — the two sectors that really get hit first in this regard are leisure and hospitality, and retail,” said Peter Rupert, executive director of UC Santa Barbara’s Economic Forecast Project (EFP), in the Zoom webinar COVID-19 Impacts on Local Tourism, Hospitality, and Business Lending. The webinar is the first in a series of EFP presentations — offered in lieu of the project’s annual spring event — that examine the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. EFP’s annual reports have Peter Rupert been condensed into a series of online presentations, with panel discussions featuring business leaders in specific local sectors. Tourism is among the South Coast’s major industries, bringing in roughly $56 million in annual tax revenues, and $1.9 billion in total visitor-related spending, according to data from Visit Santa Barbara. It also provides close to 13,500 jobs. But thanks to the shutdown orders designed to slow the tide of COVID-19 infection, that economic engine is on very thin ice, according to Kathy Janega-Dykes, president and chief executive officer of Visit Santa Barbara. “It’s also worth noting that this is the absolute worst time of year,” Janega-Dykes said, “because balance sheets are very thin after the winter and all of our hospitality operators rely on a robust summer to carry them through the winter.” While South Coast hospitality

operators have certainly learned how to weather the seasonal dips in business in normal times, the magnitude of this event is unprecedented, with an 81percent drop in hotel demand, a low 15 percent absolute occupancy, and a minus 47 percent change in hotel rates. Feeling the brunt of this economic vacuum is restaurateur Sherry Villanueva, who helms Acme Hospitality, the parent of Funk Zone restaurants The Lark, Lucky Penny, and Tyger Tyger, as well as other eateries in downtown Santa Barbara. Restaurants have notoriously thin profit margins, often just enough to keep them going for a week or so at a time. “Typically, we’ll do about $17 million in sales in a typical year; we’re now at a zero-revenue situation,” she said. The impacts aren’t isolated to restaurants themselves, she noted; they ripple across the community. Restaurants not only represent a very large percentage of the available jobs in our community, they also are connected to a network of people: fishermen, delivery people, distributors, and suppliers to name a few. “Tens upon tens of thousands of people” have jobs in the periphery of the restaurant industry in Santa Barbara, Villanueva noted, pointing to estimates of a 60 to 80 percent job loss in a restaurant-related workforce of roughly 18,000 people in the county. The steep drop in economic activity is reflected in the steep rise in applications to federal loan programs such as the Payment Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), both are aimed at assisting small businesses and preventing unemployment. To respond to the anticipated rush of applications, Montecito Bank & Trust President and Chief Operating Officer George

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A Bleak Picture

Leis in early April converted one of the bank’s Goleta branches into a call center to provide remote customer Hotels and restaurants, such as The Lark in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, service. were among the first and hardest-hit of local commercial endeavors in the “I could not COVID-19 pandemic believe the volume,” Leis said. “The around what to do next. Businesses, institutions, incoming volume of phone calls from our and governments contemplate picking back up community was absolutely amazing.” Two weeks as new information emerges about COVID-19 later, both programs have announced that due and potential treatments, asymptomatic carriers, to oversubscription, they are no longer accepting rates of infection, and relapses. The South applications, leaving many small businesses in Coast has been generally successful in flattening the lurch. the curve and keeping the rate of COVID-19 The pain is being felt all over. Since midinfection low enough to be managed by the March, four weeks from the time states began health care system. initiating their shutdown and stay-at-home “Lives have absolutely, unequivocally been orders, some 22 million initial unemployment saved,” said Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, an infectious insurance claims have been filed. disease specialist with Cottage Health System. As “My guess is that early on when they shut a result of the community’s social distancing, the down restaurants and bars, those were the number of people infected, while growing, is still first initial claims,” Rupert said. “The best data manageable, and health care facilities in the area we have right now from the Bureau of Labor can handle small rebounds that may occur in the Statistics said that employment in the leisure coming months. and hospitality sector alone fell 459,000 in one As local leisure and hospitality look far month. This is just an incredible number, never ahead to the reopening of restaurants and the seen before.” return of tourists, and local financial institutions Projections vary on the future of leisure prepare to administer the next round of federal and hospitality employment in Santa Barbara assistance, there is some reason to remain County. The country has already surpassed optimistic, though still very careful. the 19.8 million job loss the Economic Policy “I don’t want people to feel that going Institute predicted would occur by June, forward, we are constantly going to be in danger according to Rupert. That would translate to of another sharp rebound,” said Fitzgibbons. about 165,000 jobs lost in California’s leisure “I think that concurrent with so much that’s and hospitality sector, 11,000 of which would going on has been really, really rapid vaccine come from Santa Barbara County. Taking the development as well as serologic tests, which I Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s projection think are really going to slowly start to help with of 47 million jobs lost across the nation by June, population control during, I would argue, the that would translate to about 392,000 hospitality next stage of this pandemic, which may go on and leisure jobs lost in California, 26,000 from for months.” Santa Barbara County. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Perhaps most disquieting is the uncertainty Affairs and Communications


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A Message About Taking Action:

It’s Your Moment to Shine


S THE INITIAL SHOCK AND PANIC WEAR OFF and as a sense of the immensity of the impacts of the pandemic and the disparities it has brought into the open become clear, it is very important to decide where you stand and how you want to respond. In our community, the varied responses have been amazing. They offer all of us hope and connection. People care. But, now we’re entering a new phase and each of us is tasked with an ongoing opportunity to evaluate how we as individuals and community members will stand, in this time. Will you look first to those you love? Most will. Will you look to your street and the neighbors you’ve seen over the months and years you’ve been calling Santa Barbara home? Hopefully. Will you look to the businesses that have provided the context for your life, here in our exquisitely beautiful paradise? Looking around, everyone needs the arm of community wrapped around unsteady shoulders family, individuals, businesses, nonprofits - everyone. While the shelter in place orders haven’t been lifted, we may not be able to literally extend our hands to lift and embrace. But we can do that in other ways. At VOICE Magazine, we have been raising up the efforts of our community members, as well as offering needed updates and information - along with sharing the voices of our regular columnists and community members. This unfortunately comes at a difficult time for us as a local media outlet. We’ve been impacted by the general decline in advertising revenue for printed papers even prior to the catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy - local and international. But, the Community of Santa Barbara and the community of the world has been called into action by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our city, our lives, our ways of doing business, our families will never be able to return to their old normals. But are moving forward - now by Sheltering in Place; later, by re-emerging with a new sense of the importance of everyone working together, to support each other and help everyone evolve into people and businesses prepared to live in a world where pandemics are part of everyone’s experience. If you are able, please support us during this transitional time. If you’re reading our digital version, please forward it to a friend and encourage them to sign up for a free subscription. If your business is about to re-open, we applaud you. Consider an advertisement. We have ads that fit anyone’s budget. Or, consider an outright gift. Our readers have been very supportive in the past and we thank

them for their generosity over the weeks and years. You are important to us and keep us going. The response of every single person is and will be integral to the health of our community. VOICE Magazine will continue to support the people and nonprofits, the businesses and Kerry Methner, Ph.D. Mark Whitehurst, Ph.D. government agencies working on the Publisher & Editor Publisher & Editor front lines by providing important public information, and business and personal news to sustain community life. And, we’ll continue to support our creative community with stories, information, reviews, and news. For the past 26 years VOICE Magazine (AKA CASA Magazine) has remained free to Santa Barbara residents, both in print and digitally. With your continued support we are planning to go forward into the future. Journalism is evolving, though. Over 50 percent of local news sources have disappeared since 1991 - more since the pandemic has shuttered businesses. In our community we have seen many loved media outlets come and go. We’ve been blessed that while providing local service, we have managed to outlive many of them. VOICE Magazine has survived because of its advertisers, readers, and its hard working staff that put in countless hours to support a diverse community that believes in being inclusive. We thank-you, each and every one of you! We hope you will consider stepping up with your helping hand.


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How Do We Recover From This War—Part II? By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

“EVERY HUMAN SOCIETY MUST JUSTIFY ITS INEQUALITIES: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands in danger of collapse, says economist Thomas Piketty in his latest book, Capital and Ideology (Harvard). “War, recession, religion—every facet of human existence has its roots in inequality.” It is a sweeping charge, but correcting the record income inequality where the top ten percent income earners now garner 48 percent of national income will be the only way we achieve a sustainable recovery. The accounting from the record income inequality has been a long time coming due, but it is the major reason we are witnessing the collapse of any united response and record suffering of Americans as we far exceed every other country in infection and death rates from the COVID-19 pandemic. www.MarketWatch.com COVID-19 is exposing the flaws of free market capitalism that has served the educated and wealthy, but, maybe building a robust recovery from this pandemic requires a more caring and sharing society. The financial aid to date has focused not on the recovery, but First Aid to businesses, with no long term plan in place to restart the larger economy that has in effect come to a dead halt. We are a society dependent on consumer spending by ordinary Americans that work in the service sector, which is why it’s bad news that another 4.4 million people filed new jobless claims last week pushing the total above 26 million jobs lost since much of the U.S. economy stopped working more than a month and a half ago. The spike in unemployment has likely pushed the jobless rate to between 15 and 20 percent, economists estimate per MarketWatch’s Jeffry Bartash. The only other time in American history when unemployment was that high was in the early stages of the Great Depression almost a century ago. The flash services PMI that measure service sector activity fell to 27 from 39.8 in March while the manufacturing PMI dropped to 36.9 from 48.5. Any reading below 50 indicates worsening conditions. It is a preliminary read, with a final read at the end of April, but does anyone believe it will look better then? The biggest help to ordinary Americans that would lead to a sustainable recovery would be the reformation of the U.S. health care system, since medical bills are the largest source of private bankruptcies. COVID-19 will probably make a universal health care plan inevitable as most Americans now require some health care protection with the danger of future pandemics lurking in the background. The question is what its final form will be. Six-in-ten Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, including 31 percent who support a “single payer” approach to health insurance, according to a 2018 national survey by Pew Research Center. Majority continues to say ensuring health care coverage is a government responsibility. Another recent PEW study showed how difficult the COVID-19 recovery will be. It has already exacerbated the lack of trust in our body politic between red and blue states, Haves and Have nots. Although there are many reasons for the lack of trust, said the PEW study, a key element is ordinary citizens’ belief that elites are placing their own interests above broader shared values. “The challenge for the existing political order in affluent www.pewresearch.org countries is to show that it can effectively address problems like poverty and precarity (meaning insecure employment or income),” said a recent New Yorker review of Piketty’s new book. “In America, poverty is increasingly concentrated and thus more corrosive, while absolute economic mobility looks to be at a low point.” COVID-19 is exposing and exploiting the weaknesses of every country lacking national leadership that cannot unite behind a common foe. It will make a recovery even more difficult. This really begs the questions, Do we want perpetual wars and recessions, whether it is due to recurring pandemics, or real wars? Or a system that answers the needs of ordinary Americans? Need we say more on the distrust engendered by an unlevel economic playing field?

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MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: 619 State St • www.misa-artwork.com. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: See Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In online at www.mcasantabarbara.org • 805-966-5373. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673. PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070.

Ruth Ellen Hoag Resident Artist

GraySpace Gallery 805-689-0858


SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging artists with disabilities • 805-260-6705. SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938.

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

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Closed at this time •visit www.santabarbarafineart. com to view: Along The Way West: recent paintings by Michael Drury • 805-845-4270.

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

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Closed at this time • 805-682-4722.

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: 2920 Grand Av • Daily 10-5pm • 805-688-7517.

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Closed at this time • 805-682-4726.

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed at this time • 805-964-7878.

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-966-1601.

Due to the Shelter-in-Place order and COVID-19 safety concerns, most galleries and art venues are closed. Before traveling anywhere, please call ahead or check on-line where you may discover that many local Galleries and Museums have created on-line exhibitions.


SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-962-8404.

Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • online resources: https://www.sbma. net/events/videolibrary/studiosundays • https://www.sbma.net/learn/athome • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgz_ EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364.

www.TheTouchofStone.com Contemporary Sculpture

Kerry Methner 805-570-2011

More Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Closed at this time • 805-682-4711.

UCSB LIBRARY: Closed at this time • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478.

SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-3878.

VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524.

SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322.

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-962-8885.

STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed at this time • 805-617-6421.

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum.

STUDIO 121: 121 Santa Barbara St • 805-722- 0635. SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-730-1460. SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed at this time • 805-688-7889.


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WILDLING MUSEUM: Inspired in Nature: Solvang School • www.wildlingmuseum.org. YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.

Get Out Your Camera and See Some Great Art


By Kerry Methner, PhD / VOICE

’M HAPPY TO REPORT THE FIRST READER CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR PUBLIC ART TOUR! (Visit on-line on page 9, 4/17/2020 issue). Mary Harris, a first district county arts commissioner grabbed the idea and ran a short jaunt up State Street from the others we shared for inspiration... and captured two of her favorites! On Anapamu and Anacapa Streets discover the Millennium Gate by Rich Peterson, a Stainless Steel sculpture completed in 2000 and commisioned by the SB County Arts Commission. Then, just blocks away on the Chapala side (at Victoria St) of the Santa Barbara Public Market, Harris snapped a shot of a mural by J. Knowles that was saved for its current spot when the Market was built. The mural extends the entire side of the building and is a challenge to get it

Between Ornament and Meaning extended through May 9th

Exhibiting artists: Charlene Broudy • Michael Blaha • Lisa Crane

with Ruth Ellen Hoag, Director and resident artist Open for private viewing through May 9th, 1-5 pm. Call/text 805-689-0858, or email ruth@grayspaceart.com to set up your personal time.


Folie-a-Deux by Lisa Crane

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(Above) Mural by J. Knowles at the Santa Barbara Public Market (Left) Millennium Gate by Rich Peterson at Anapamu and Anacapa Streets

all. You’ll have to visit to see it for yourself! For everyone who is out and about town, here is the invite again: On your Socially Distanced Travels around Santa Barbara, you’ll no doubt discover many pieces of Art in public places. Do, please, take your best shot at capturing the moment via a photo. Then send it to us (please include your names and the location address), and we’ll do our best to share your work so that others can find and enjoy another detail of the Santa Barbara aesthetic! Let’s discover our town together! Send your photo to art@voicesb.com

Harbor VOICE

The Harbor’s Hopping!


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

Photos by Sigrid Toye

HAT A DIFFERENCE ONE WEEK (AND SUNNY WEATHER) CAN MAKE! Last week’s column described the somnolence at the harbor and breakwater due to Social Distancing and the total absence of locals and the normal rush of seasonal tourists. This week has turned into a completely different story! On this weekend’s trip to the harbor, the strand in front of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club looked like an ad for the Chamber of Commerce. The beach was dotted with wall-to-wall sun lovers complete with beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, and coolers filled with snacks, so needless hunger wouldn’t ruin the day away from being housebound. And it didn’t look like any of those folks were going back home anytime soon. The explosion of people certainly served as an example of the long term (well, a little over a month!) effects of ‘sheltering in place’ and being quarantined here in town and nationwide. Who could blame them for seeking fresh air and sunshine after being trapped inside for weeks? On the other hand, I recall words of caution expressed by the harbor residents, the ‘live-aboards’ who are at home on their boats. Last week’s Harbor column (available only on-line) highlighted one couple, Commodore of the Yacht Club Garry Pawlitski and his wife Suesan, who expressed concern that the six foot social distancing rule would soon come under siege. They feared that the breakwater, the harbor, the beaches, and the narrow walkways on the docks would soon become overcrowded with warm weather fans. The entire area had been completely devoid of people just a few days ago when we talked, but their prediction certainly came to pass this week with the beautiful

warm weather and cabin fever that raged in the community. Although Santa Barbara has approached the COVID-19 crisis with a good deal of caution and compliance, keeping medical and social guidelines has apparently become a challenge. Governor Newsom’s statement this week certainly reflected what happened here. “The virus doesn’t take the weekends off,” cautioned Newsom in his briefing in Sacramento. “The only thing that will set us back is people stopping to practice physical distancing and appropriate social distancing.” Speaking for myself, I hung in with the mask, greeting friends and family from a safe distance of six feet on my weekend sojourn to the harbor. The day was indeed beautiful and I truly envied the sun lovers on the beach. I was soothed, however, by a trip out of the harbor to take pictures of the weekend boaters and water crafts, also enjoying the day a safe distance from others and from land. Seems whether on land or on the water, the community was out and about. My trip gave me a full view of the kinds of watercraft floating about and enjoying the day and the water’s expanse. Beats being cooped up! Finally, I am sad to report that Chuck’s at the harbor and the Endless Summer restaurants will be closing their doors. How many happy hours have we spent on the patio overlooking the harbor? When I have the exact closing information, I’ll keep you posted. Stay tuned... 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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Someone’s In The Kitchen!

One More To Go, Please!


By Richard and Amanda Payatt Special to VOICE

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

Ca’ Dario

Ca’ Dario is offering their regular menu for take-out and deliveries, with some discounts on deliveries. They are also doing Family Packages. These are big platters of food for a family of four in mind, with leftovers intended. The Family Packages feature some of their best-selling pastas and entrees. And with the Family Package, you can get a bottle of good wine for $25. Ca’ Dario • Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Goleta • 805-884-9419 • Mo-Th 11:30am-2:30pm; 4:30-8pm & Fr-Sa 11:30am-2:30pm; 4:30-8:30pm • www.CaDarioRestaurants.com

have a fine lineup of beer and wine to go with the sake. All of the alcohol is available to-go with some special deals. Sun Sushi • 3631 State St • 805-845-7720 • Tu-Fr: 11am-2pm; 5-9pm & Sa-Su 5-9pm • www.SBSunSushi.com


Another one of Santa Barbara’s classic institution family restaurants is there for you. They are doing their full menu, including wine and cocktails for takeout and curbside delivery. Scaloppini Piccata for two, please! (And when can we reopen the bocce court?) Arnoldi’s Cafe • 1112 State St • 805-564-3900 • Daily 5-7pm • www.arnoldis.com

Sun Sushi

This is one of our favorite places for high quality sushi and sake. Sun is


offering their regular menu for pick-up and delivery. May we recommend the Box Sushi Roll? They also

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

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

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Lebanese food at its best. (And we miss the belly dancing.) Zaytoon is doing a 20 percent discount for takeout, and also offering limited delivery for orders over $50. They

May 1, 2020 are doing a limited menu, too, so check the website every day to see what is on offer. But don’t worry, you can still get those lovely kebabs and shawarma. Beer and wine are also available to go. Zaytoon • 209 E. Canon Perdido • 805-963-1293 • Daily 4:30-8pm • www.zaytoon.com

La Super-Rica Taqueria

La Super-Rica. Need we say more? It is in the Michelin Guide, and Julia Child loved the place. (We used to see her there all the time. It isn’t an urban legend.) Super-Rica is open for take-out only, and is doing their regular menu. And like usual, you will have to stand in line. It is worth it, and you know that. La Super-Rica Taqueria • 622 North Milpas • Th-Mo 11am-8:30pm • Too cool to have a website or take phone orders

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Not business as usual... Coffee Shops

The Daily Grind 2001 De La Vina St • 805-687-4966 • www.dailygrindsb.com Low Pigeon 401 E. Haley St • 805-2653675 • https://lowpigeon.com SB Roasting Company 321 Motor Way • ww.sbcoffee.com

Fine Dining

Andersen’s Danish Bakery 1106 State St • 805-962-5085 • https:// andersenssantabarbara.com Ca’Dario 29 E Victoria St • 805-957-2020 • www.cadariorestaurants.com Finch & Fork 31 W. Carrillo St • https:// finchandforkrestaurant.com Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood 512 State St • 805-965-3363 • www.holdrens.com/sb Jane 1311 State St • 805-962-1311 • www.janesb.com/jane-to-gocurbside-pick-up-menu Milk & Honey 30 W Anapamu St • 805-364-2699 (TEXT) • www.milknhoneytapas.com Roy 7 W Carrillo St • 805-966-5636 Sama Sama Kitchen 1208 State St • 805-965-4566 • http://samasamakitchen.com

Quick Bites

The Habit Burger Grill 628 State St • 805-687-5006


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Take-Out & Delivery Only

McDonald’s 1213 State St • 805-966-6566 Subway 1021 State St • 805-564-8068 Taco Bell 1840 Cliff Dr • 805-965-7611 Three Pickles 126 E. Canon Perdido St • 805-965-1015 • https://threepickles.com


Barbareño: 205 W Canon Perdido St • www.barbareno.com Black Sheep 26 E. Ortega • 805-965-1113 • www.blacksheepsb.com The Blue Owl 5 W Canon Perdido St • 805-450-8260 • http://theblueowlsb.com/ Brasil Arts Cafe 1230 State St • 805-637-5355 • www.brasilartscafe.com C’est Cheese 825 Santa Barbara St • 805-965-0318 • https://cestcheese.com Cajun Kitchen Cafe 901 Chapala St • 805-689-3566 • https://cajunkitchencafe.com California Pasta 811 State St • 805-899-4030 • www.californiapastasb.com California Pizza Kitchen 719 Paseo Nuevo • 805-9624648 • www.cpk.com Chase Bar & Grill 1012 State St • 805-965-4351 • www.chaserestaurant.com Corazon Cocina 38 W. Victoria St • 805-845-0282 • https://corazoncocinasb.com

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Crushcakes & Café 1315 Anacapa St • 805-8958900 • www.crushcakes.com Eleven14 Crafthouse & Kitchen 1114 State St • www.1114sb.com Eureka! 601 Paseo Nuevo • 805-618-3388 • https:// eurekarestaurantgroup.com Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen 35 State St • 805-845-3100 • https://finneyscrafthouse. alohaorderonline.com/ Galanga Thai Restaurant 507 State St • 805-899-3199 • www.grubhub.com/restaurant/ galanga-thai-restaurant-507state-st-santa-barbara/989097 Islands Burger 3825 State St Jeannine’s 15 E Figueroa St • 805-9661717 • https://jeannines.com Kai Sushi Japanese Food 738 State St • 805-560-8777 • www.kaisushisb.com Kyle’s Kitchen 791 Chapala St • 805-9628500 • www.grubhub.com/ restaurant/kyles-kitchen--chapala-791-chapala-st-santabarbara/989192 La Playa Azul 914 Santa Barbara St • 805-966-2860 • http://laplayaazulcafe.com Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out 14 W Figueroa St • 805-9656173 • www.losarroyos.net Mizza 1112 State St • 805-883-3935 • www.mizzasb.com Norton’s Pastrami and Deli 18 W Figueroa St • 805-9653210 • http://nortonsdeli.com

Pascucci 509 State St • 805-963-8123 • https://pascuccirestaurant.com Petit Valentien 1114 State St • 805-966-0222 • www.petitvalentien.com Pickles & Swiss 811 State St • 805-730-9299 • www.picklesandswiss.com PizzaRev 12 De La Guerra Pl • 805-9626448 • https://pizzarev.com Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro 1324 State St • 805-7573322 • https://renaudsbistro. com/pages/collections Rudy’s 138 E. Canon Perdido St • 805-845-5446 • www.rudys-mexican.com Rusty’s Pizza Parlor 111 State St • 805-564-1111 • www.rustyspizza.com Rusty’s Pizza Parlor 232 W. Carillo St • 805-5641111 • www.rustyspizza.com Savoy Cafe & Deli 24 W Figueroa St • 805-962-6611 • https://savoycafe.weebly.com Scarlett Begonia 11 W Victoria St • 805-770-2143 • http://scarlettbegonia.net/web Shalhoob’s 220 Gray Ave • 805-963-7733 • https://shalhoob.com South Coast Deli 10 E Carrillo St • 805-845-4600 • https://southcoastdeli.com State & Fig 1114 State St • 805-965-1730 • www.stateandfig.com Sushi Bar 29 1134 Chapala St • 805-965-8873 Sushi Tyme 819 State St • 805-963-9955 Uncorked Wine Tasting & Kitchen 432 E. Haley St • 805-6904590 • www.uncorkedsb.com Villa Wine Bar 618 Anacapa St • 805-4536865 • www.villawinebar.com Wabi Sabi 38 W. Victoria St • 805-770-5300 Zen Yai Thai Cuisine 425 State St • 805-957-1102 • https://zenyairestaurant.com

Smoothie/Ice Cream

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

Cold Stone Creamery 504 State St • 805-882-9128 • https://express.ordercoldstone.com McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream 728 State St • 805-569-2323 • https://mcconnells.com Yogurtland 621 State St • 805-564-8680

Specialty Foods

805 Boba 213 Paseo Nuevo • 805-8455655 • www.805boba.com Apna Indian Cuisine 718 State St • 805-770-8479 Bibi Ji 734 State St • 805-560-6845 • https://bibijisb.com Buena Onda 1131 State St • 805-699-5672 • www.buenaondasb.com Choppa Poke 716 State St • 805-324-4536 • www.grubhub.com/restaurant/ choppa-poke-716-state-stsanta-barbara/1175176 Cubaneo 418 State St • www.cubaneosb.com The Drunken Crab 416 State St • 805-845-2986 • www.thedrunkencrab.com/ DCSantaBarbara Embermill 1031 State St • www.embermillsb.com Fala Bar 38 W. Victoria St • 805-770- 7702 Hook & Press Donuts 1131 State St • 805-689-6820 • www.hookandpressdonuts.com Kanaloa Seafood 715 Chapala St • 805-966-5159 • https://kanaloaseafood.com Oat Bakery 5 W. Haley St • 805-335-1628 • www.oatbakery.com

Tasting Rooms

Armada Beer & Wine Merchant 1129 A State St - Inside San Marcos Court • 805-770-5912 • www.armada.bar Au Bon Climat Tasting Room 813 Anacapa St • 805-8458435 • www.aubonclimat.com Draughstmen 1131 State St • 805-259-4356 • www.draughtsmenaleworks. com/mosaic-locale

Folded Hills Winery 1294 Coast Village Road • 805-694-8086 • https:// foldedhills.com/ Grassini Family Vineyards 24 El Paseo • 805-897-3366 • www.grassinifamilyvineyards.com Happy Canyon Vineyard 30 El Paseo • 805-232-3549 • www.happycanyonvineyard.com Jamie Slone Wines 23 E De La Guerra St • 805-560-6555 • www.jamieslonewines.com Margerum Tasting Room 19 E. Mason St • 805-845-8435 • www.margerumwines.com Modern Times 400 State St • www.moderntimesbeer.com Riverbench Winery 137 Anacapa St • 805-3244100 • https://riverbench.com Sanford Winery 1114 State St • 805-770-7873 • www.sanfordwinery.com/ shop-all-wines The Wine Shepherd 30 E. Ortega • 805-452-5564 • https://wineshepherdsb.com Third Window Brewing 406 E. Haley St • 805-979-5090 • www.thirdwindowbrewing.com PokeCeviche 651 Paseo Nuevo #313 Sachi Ramen & Robata Bar 721 Chapala St • 805-845-1806 • www.sachiramenbarsb.com Santa Barbara Craft Ramen 436 State St • 805-770-2170 • www.santabarbaracraftramen.com Santa Barbara Public Market 38 W Victoria St • 805-770-7702 • www.sbpublicmarket.com


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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Richardson Park 3rd Wednesday, 12pm

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


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

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

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

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


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

GUADALUPE Guadalupe Senior Center

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


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


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

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

SAN LUIS OBISPO St. Patrick’s Church

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





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

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

CARPINTERIA Carpinteria Children's Project

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


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

NIPOMO Nipomo Food Basket

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


Richardson Park 3er miércoles, 12pm

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Saturday Stomach Ache? Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to enter your symptoms and a Cottage Health provider will respond online with a treatment plan within an hour, or it’s free. Should medication be required, prescriptions are automatically sent to your preferred pharmacy.

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Ongoing Opportunities

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

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

Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve during expanded hours on Weekends from 10am to 4pm (May 2-3) and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Dates are subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines and dependent on community adherence to social distancing requirements. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.


Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!: 60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oECgVms-HVED2tbLzYfkA • 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb

Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering step-by-step instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the Museum’s collection; as well as lectures, musical performances, and Exhibition Extras from their Video Library. www.sbma.net The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: Throughout the duration of the center’s closure, the Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Visit their webpage to find virtual art classes, live concerts and music streams, art activities for all ages, virtual galleries and museums, and more. https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/

Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org


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

SB Public Library Delivers!: Request books or other library materials to be delivered via USPS media mail.

Local Non-profit Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) to Participate in Global #GivingTuesdayNow Effort to Support Small Businesses


ON-PROFIT WOMEN’S ECONOMIC VENTURES (WEV) is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5th to raise critical funding needed for Quick Response loans and training to help local businesses adapt and recover in the midst of the pandemic. To date, WEV has provided nearly $400,000 in emergency funding while also advocating on a national level for additional funds to support local businesses. “The only way we will solve this global crisis is by supporting our local small business community. We want small business owners to know they can contact WEV and we will be here to help them find crucial emergency funding as well as providing the business support they need to maneuver during this crisis,” WEV CEO Kathy Odell shared. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a wonderful opportunity to join a national day of giving to raise local funds that will maintain important business support programs.”

little house, write ‘what home means to you’, send a photo to communications@pshhc.org, or share on social media using #WhatHomeMeansToMe and #PSHHBuildingTogether. For full details visit www.pshhc.org/BuildingTogether Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content, clips from the A&L archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online. UCSB Addresses the Global Crisis with a Seminar Series: A new weekly seminar series, “Issues, Approaches, and Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis,” will bring together experts from UC Santa Barbara and Cottage Health to examine varied topics related to the virus’s effect on our lives. The sessions convene Tuesdays from 1 to 2pm via Zoom, with each week featuring a different speaker. They are free and open to the public. From May 12th to June 9th, the series will change perspectives, exploring historical aspects and lessons learned from similar epidemics. To join a meeting visit https:// ucsb.zoom.us/j/644027449

Watershed Wednesdays: Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed Wednesdays, a series of live online activities including crafts, talks, tours, and more. Sign up for the Watershed Wednesdays email list at www.bit. ly/CreeksWW. Also follow them on Facebook

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Center Stage Theater Digital Arts Festival: The Digital Arts Festival, streaming nightly at 7pm will continue through May 6th (and perhaps beyond), offers community members a chance to meet some incredible artists through interviews hosted by Jim Sirianni. Interviews can be found on the Center Stage blog. Visit: https://centerstagetheaters bdotblog.wordpress.com/blog-2/ or https://


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The next Sunday with the Symphony on May 3rd at 3:30pm will feature music by Robin Foster


Virtual Help for Students: The Santa Barbara Public Library’s bilingual staff offers support El próximo Domingo con la to understand school assignments, figure out Sinfonía del 3 de mayo a las new apps and learning technology, and answer 3:30pm presentará música de Adult Request Form: https://docs.google.com/ Robin Foster. forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmzFh_OU7trklfy29_L02MHu3 questions related to studying from home. aKqF6cJx5GLySlKiLXz6eJA/viewform Parents and/or their child can send a text to 805-764-4542 or call Children Request Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX 805-564-5674 between 2 and 4pm on Mondays or Wednesdays Xk25TTjjZ3GuULkhbacO0eJRohK24t8SppDZHeyUpLD0QQ/viewform to receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting and video chat with a For more info visit www.sbplibrary.org staff member. Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday Services will be Gems from the SB Botanic Garden: The Santa Barbara Botanic streamed via Zoom through May 31st from 9:50 to 11am. Garden is sharing photos and videos filled with gardening tips, Everyone is welcome. To “attend” a Live Oak Sunday service go botanical knowledge, wildlife updates, VR360 views of the to www.zoom.com, click “join a meeting, enter meeting ID 991 many sections of the Garden, and more online. Follow them on 200 709, click “join.” Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. For details and to register for online classes/events visit Building Together: What Home Means To Me: Peoples’ Self Help www.sbbg.org/classes-events Housing invites the community to participate in the creative NOTE: The SB Botanic Garden was recently reclassified as project “Building Together – What Home Means to Me.” Build a

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5th – in addition to the regularly scheduled December 1st #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. WEV has been assisted in their efforts to provide quick response loans by lead investors: Pacific Western Bank; Santa Barbara Better Together Fund; a field of interest fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation; and Ventura County Community Foundation. Other major sponsors include: Bank of America, City National Bank, Montecito Bank & Trust, Pacific Premier Bank, Pacific Western Bank, Union Bank, Ventura County Credit Union, Wells Fargo Foundation, Williams-Corbett Foundation, and the Zegar Family Fund. Join the Women’s Economic Venture’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts at www.wevonline.org an ‘essential business,’ paving the way for a phased re-opening in the weeks ahead. SB Trust for Historic Preservation Educational Materials: With school cancelled for the rest of the year, SBTHP is trying to provide some activities at home for parents to do with their children via their newsletter. Sign up for SBTHP eNews! at www.sbthp.org. Also, follow them on Facebook and Instagram as each week they will debut a new tutorial. www.facebook.com/SBTHP

Upcoming May Events

UCSB Arts & Lectures: Two talks regarding Climate Change will be available for viewing through Friday, May 1st. For a then-and-now perspective on the climate crisis, watch NASA physicist and climatologist James Hansen when he spoke to A&L audiences in 2007 in a public lecture titled How Can We Avoid Dangerous Human-Made Climate Change? Video is available at: https://vimeo.com/411636119. Password: Hansen2007. Then watch a talk from this February by environmental hero Bill McKibben, who wrote 1989’s The End of Nature, the first book about global warming for a general audience. McKibben’s talk was titled Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform. Video is available at: https://vimeo.com/411680329. Password: McKibben2020. Sundays with the Symphony will feature online audio broadcasts of select past performances lasting approximately 30 minutes each and will run one time only, start to finish, live at https:// thesymphony.org/livestream/stream. The next broadcast will take place on Sunday, May 3rd, at 3:30pm and will feature music by local composer, the late Robin Frost. SCORE Santa Barbara is offering a series of one-hour webinars to dive into the specifics of COVID-19 crisis support options. Some of next week’s webinars include I am approved for Corona-Aid - Now What? (May 4th, 5pm), Managing Your QuickBooks to Chart Your Company’s Crisis Recovery (May 6th, 9am), and Navigating Long-Term Uncertainty and the Aftermath of Disruption (May 7th, 2pm Eastern Time). To register for a webinar and for a complete schedule visit https://santabarbara. score.org/content/take-workshop-35

Hospice of SB Virtual Learn @ Lunch: Are you curious about how different religions and cultures deal with end-of-life issues? Get your lunch ready and join HSB virtually on Friday, May 15th, from 12 to 1pm featuring Cantor Mark E. Childs, Congregation B’nai B’rith. Join by visiting


Meeting ID: 812 215 810 | Password: may15 The Retreat at Pacifica Webinar: A live webinar of Accompaniment in a Time of Pandemic and Forced Migration featuring Mary Watkins, Garret Barnwell, and Gay Bradshaw will take place over four Zoom sessions, Fridays: May 29th, June 5th, 12th, and 19th from 10am to 12pm Pacific Time. To register ($150-$250) visit https://retreat.pacifica.edu/accompaniment/


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

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

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

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

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


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VOICE Magazine: May 1, 2020  

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

VOICE Magazine: May 1, 2020  

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