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Open Streets

State Street to be closed to help reopen businesses downtown


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Fine foods around Santa Barbara reviewed by Richard and Amanda Payatt



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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 13, 17 The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Hospice of Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dr. Tweet by John R. Whitehurst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 19 Find the Voice Digital Edition with more stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 25 Edward Goldman Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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Surf The Big Wave on May 29th

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Explore art books and paintings by Mary Heebner, including Venus, Heart in Hand

Support SBMM Education Programs, Lectures, Exhibits, and more!

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Peter Jordano to retire from Montecito Bank & Trust Board


The Old Spanish Days Fiesta Poster and Pin unveiled


20th Anniversary Fundraiser

Honoring Shaun Tomson & Renny Yater Log on to participate! www.sbmm.org/20thSurf For cover story, see page 4


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Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 25, 2020, 4:00 PM. Tune in to KEYT-TV Channel 3.

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Santa Barbara will gather together in the safety and comfort of their homes to honor and remember those who gave their lives in defense of our country on Memorial Day. Join us at 4:00 PM on Monday, May 25th, KEYT-TV Channel 3 for a one-hour ceremony.

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum To Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary With Its First Ever Virtual Gala And Online Auction—Opening May 29!


By Rita Serotkin, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

ITH A LIVELY FACEBOOK PRESENCE AND A REDESIGNED WEBSITE brimming with lectures, art, history, and activities for all ages, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is ready to take its digital presence to the next step. In the process of rolling out its 20th Anniversary year just as COVID-19 reached Santa Barbara and California and changed the entire landscape, SBMM chose not to be discouraged and moved its surf-themed Gala and Auction to an online format now set for Friday, May 29th. Honoring surf legends Shaun Tomson and Reynolds “Renny” Yater and featuring Gregory Harrison as the Emcee, the event will offer celebrants, sponsors, and the public the opportunity to participate by logging on at www.sbmm. org/20thsurf. The innovative celebration will include an opportunity to view exciting historic surfing moments, hear The online celebration will honor surf legends Shaun Tomson and Reynolds “Renny” Yater and feature Gregory fascinating speakers, and bid on auction items including Harrison as the Emcee. artwork, vacation stays, vintage surfing memorabilia and clothing, and much, much more. And, it will help support Kardboard Kayak Races on West Beach, docent-led group tours, Science Nights at area schools, and Marine SBMM’s educational programs, lectures, maritime and art exhibits, Science – in partnership with Sea Landing – introducing students to the sea, its denizens, and ocean and other special events. science. This year the Museum is presenting two new programs: pioneering Museum on the Move, which The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum first opened its doors will take elementary and middle school students to explore neighborhood wetlands, test the ocean, and in the Santa Barbara Harbor Waterfront building on July 29th, learn about seals and Girls in Ocean Science, a special one-day conference, which will bring female ocean 2000, with the unique mission to present and interpret through scientists and high school girls together for some in-person science research, learning, and inspiration. its programs and exhibits the rich and diverse maritime history – In January, the Museum completed its application for accreditation by the American Association of including important environmental issues – of the Santa Barbara Museums (AAM) and dedicated its offsite collections facility to Bob Kieding, one of the Museum’s key Channel. For most of its 20 years, SBMM has been known for founders. In February, SBMM was named the 2019 Non-Profit of the Year by the Santa Barbara Regional its exhibits, including the First Order Pt. Conception Lighthouse Chamber of Commerce. Lens – an 18-foot tall iconic image with 624 individual prisms, Despite the Museum’s current closure, SBMM went to work redesigning its Internet presence. The its collections of historic navigational, surfing and diving website now includes videos of the Museum’s complete lecture series from 2013-20 at www.sbmm.org/ equipment, and Brooks working boat models. Each year, the santa-barbara-lectures, and SBMM at Home, its newest web page, is full of projects and activities for all Museum presents two to three new art exhibits, offers at least ages www.sbmm.org/at-home/. Virtual tours and upcoming exhibits are available, and more is on the way. eleven lectures and a series of films covering important historical New content can also be enjoyed daily on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sbmaritimemuseum/ and on and environmental issues, as well as added special events. Instagram at www.instagram.com/sbmaritimemuseum, or weekly, by signing up for SBMM’s e-newsletter Auction items range from a stay SBMM’s popular and extensive Education programs serving at the Sunstone Villa, to a cruise at www.sbmm.org. on The Ranger, a coaching session school age children, many from Title I schools – regardless of More information about SBMM’s 20th anniversary events is available at: www.sbmm.org/20thsurf/, with Shaun Tomson, to art pieces, the ability to pay – are well known throughout the community. Shaun Tomson at www.shauntomson.com, Renny Yater at www.surfnwearbeachhouse.com, or call and more! from Family Nights at the Museum, 805-962-8404 for details. Montecito These programs have rangedMontecito




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Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming 20|21 Season and new calendar will open with the world’s most popular opera, Verdi’s classic La Traviata( September 25 & 27) at the Granada Theatre followed by two OSB premieres at Lobero Theatre: Mark Adamo’s Little Women (January 15 & 17) based on the American classic, and closes with Donizetti’s sparkling comedy, The Daughter of the Regiment (March 26 & 28). www.OperaSB.org

Longtime Montecito Bank & Trust Board Member Peter Jordano Retires


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FTER 37 YEARS OF SERVICE, Peter Jordano has retired from the Montecito Bank & Trust Board of Directors. Jordano joined the Board of Directors in December of 1982 after an invitation from Montecito Bank & Trust’s late Founder and owner, Michael Towbes. A life-long Santa Barbara resident, Jordano’s local knowledge and business sense contributed greatly to the Bank’s long term success during his tenure on the Board. Janet Garufis, Chairman & CEO said, “Pete has been a champion of Montecito Bank & Trust as well as an integral part of our growth to today’s nearly $1.8 billion in assets. We are so grateful for his dedication to the Bank’s success all these years. Mike and Pete built a lasting relationship over the years and I know that Mike appreciated Pete’s many years of service and contributions to the Bank’s success. The Board of Directors and our management team will miss Pete’s guidance and counsel and, perhaps most importantly, Pete’s unique sense of humor. We Peter Jordano extend our thanks and best wishes to him for all his years of loyal service.” Jordano is the Chairman and CEO of Jordano’s Inc., the tri-counties largest supplier of food, beverages and restaurant equipment. He and his wife, Gerd, are actively involved in a number of local nonprofits and are well known for their contributions of time, treasure and talent to many local organizations. The Central Coast communities are fortunate to include Peter and Gerd Jordano as leaders in our community.

Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Founded in 1975, the bank celebrated its 45th anniversary on March 17, 2020 and operates eleven branch offices in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura, Camarillo and Westlake Village. Montecito Bank & Trust has a history of unwavering corporate philanthropy in the local communities it serves, annually donating 1.5 million dollars and volunteering over 7,500 hours to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. www.Montecito.Bank

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Loomer to Direct Research and Planning


IM LOOMER WILL BE WELCOMED TO WESTMONT’S STAFF as director of research, planning, and implementation and assistant to the president for board relations effective July 1st. For the past two years, he has served as interim head of school at Providence. “We’re delighted to bring Dr. Loomer to campus, and I look forward to working closely with him,” shared Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. “He is very collaborative and data-driven and will make a significant contribution to our strategic planning efforts. His experience working with ACS WASC (Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges) will also prove beneficial. He is well known and widely respected in the local Christian community.” Before his interim position at Providence, Loomer served as head of school at El Montecito School and spent seven years first Tim Loomer as academic dean and then as head of the middle and high school programs at Providence Hall/Providence SBCS. Previously, he worked for the Ventura Unified School District as a math teacher, coach, and assistant principal. “I’ve enjoyed serving students and families for the last 25 years,” Loomer noted. “I’m very excited to join Westmont and continue furthering Christian education and the college’s life-giving and changing mission.” Loomer earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics at CSU Bakersfield, a master’s degree in statistics at the University of Delaware, and another master’s in educational leadership and policy studies at CSU Northridge. Three years ago he completed a doctorate in educational leadership at George Fox University. “My wife hopes that’s my terminal degree,” he added. Loomer and his wife, Jen, have a son and a daughter and live in Santa Barbara. They attend Santa Barbara Community Church. Courtesy Photo


ICHOLAS (NICK) BURLETT, a Director of Engineering at Green Hills Software, has been elected to Opera Santa Barbara’s Board of Directors. His election took place in February of this year. “I’m thrilled to welcome to our Board Nick Burlett, who, in addition to being a brilliant software engineer, is a true opera connoisseur and a renaissance man, and embodies Opera SB’s spirit of innovation, fearlessness, and friendship,” shared Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas. Burlett has been attending Opera Santa Barbara productions since 2009 and been a season subscriber since 2011. He is also a season subscriber for LA Opera and San Francisco Opera. Burlett earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and moved to Santa Barbara to work for Green Hills Software soon after graduation in 2004. Green Hills is the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security. As a Director of Engineering, he leads an international team of engineers focused on solving complex problems in safety- and security-critical systems, working with leading Nicholas (Nick) Burlett engineering firms on everything from automobiles to medical equipment. In addition to his engineering pursuits, Burlett loves animals and has been a long time volunteer at Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS), Santa Barbara’s rabbit and guinea pig rescue. In 2013, he rebuilt the BUNS website from the ground up and added the ability for BUNS to accept donations online. He serves on the BUNS Board where he continues to help bring BUNS into the high tech era through improved volunteer and donor communications and online fundraising.

FG NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY’S SANTA BARBARA BRANCH has welcomed Griselda Madrigal to its team of escrow officers. A long-time Santa Barbara resident, Madrigal comes to WFG with more than 20 years of experience helping local individuals and companies finalize real-estate transactions. She is adept at handling a diverse and complex range of escrow transactions, including residential purchases, refinancing, property exchanges, and commercial properties. “After 20-plus years in the business, I still love what I do,” Madrigal shared. “Seeing people’s excitement in closing their escrow is contagious and is the most rewarding part of my job.” In addition to serving English-speaking clients, Madrigal is bilingual and can provide high-quality escrow services to clients and customers more comfortable navigating the process in Spanish. At WFG National Title Insurance Company she looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional service to Santa Barbara’s diverse population. Madrigal graduated from Santa Barbara High School and attended Santa Barbara City College and the University of California, Santa Barbara, before Griselda Madrigal launching her career in the escrow financial services industry. Located at The Pueblo Building, 126 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, WFG National Title Company is part of a client-focused family of businesses dedicated to taking time and cost out of real estate transactions, compressing the time it takes to close a loan or transfer ownership of real estate. Reach Griselda Madrigal, via email gmadrigal@wfgtitleco.com or call 805-687-1729.

Honors Continue for Diana Bull,

Recipient of NAR Distinguished Service Award


IANA BULL WAS RECENTLY NAMED AS ONE OF TWO 2020 RECIPIENTS of The National Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor outside the presidency bestowed on a NAR member. Bull began her real estate career in 1971, became a broker in 1973, and ran her own real estate brokerage and mortgage operation for more than 40 years. Currently, she’s CFO and broker-associate with Pacific Crest Realty. The company is owned by her daughter, Staci Caplan, 2020 president of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®. Bull has served as an NAR director for 31 years. In 2016, she was president’s liaison to Law & Policy, and in 2006, she was Region 13 vice president. She has served on NAR’s Finance Committee and Budget Review Committee since 2001. In 2011, Bull was granted REALTOR® Emeritus status. She is also a member of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Bull was president of the Santa Barbara Association in 1982. In 1996 and 1997, she served as the first female treasurer of the California Association of REALTORS® and in 1999, she was CAR president. In 2012, Bull served as president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara chapter; in 2008, she was named to the “Top 50 Women in Business” Diana Bull, CRB, GRI by the Pacific Coast Business Times. She is a life member of the California Scholarship Foundation and is a nationally published author, as well as a certified instructor in real estate finance. Courtesy Photo

Nick Burlett Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board Of Directors

Griselda Madrigal, to provide escrow services at WFG National Title Company

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SB Maritime Museum Virtual Gala & Online Auction

During the pandemic, the SB Maritime Museum has decided to replace their annual fundraiser, celebrating their 20th Anniversary, with their first ever week-long gala and online auction. On Friday, May 29th, the community can log in to this special celebration to hear from the honorees, surf legends Shaun Tomson and Renny Yater, view exciting surfing moments in history, and bid on auction items. Gregory Harrison will serve as Emcee. https://sbmm.org/20thsurf Join SBMM’s Cocktails & Conversation with Shaun Tomson via Zoom on Friday, May 29th, from 5:30 to 6pm. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-7BabNNtQqmRJjBP6ymfMg

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Chumash Heritage Nomination Public Meeting

Join a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, May 27th at 6pm to learn how we can help move the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary toward designation as a marine sanctuary. Individuals with new and relevant information about the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary nomination that are responsive to the eleven criteria on national significance and management considerations for a national marine sanctuary nomination (see www.nominate.noaa.gov) are invited to participate. The event will begin with a brief overview of the five-year review process for national marine sanctuary nominations, after which spoken public comments will be accepted. Advanced registration is required to receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4 932780103863725068

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Lotusland Reopens to the Public Lotusland has been determined to be an essential “Outdoor Recreation” space by the County of Santa Barbara, which allows them to reopen for public


SBIFF Virtual Q&A: Lynn Chen & Goh Nakamura

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival recently hosted a virtual Q&A as part of their Cinema Society screenings. Watch the virtual Q&A with Lynn Chen, writer/director of I Will Make You Mine including a musical performance by actor/ musician Goh Nakamura on SBIFF’s YouTube channel.


To learn more about the film and to pre-order before it’s ondemand release on May 26th visit www.iwillmakeyoumine.com

Foodbank Launches Bilingual Text Program

In order to provide access to healthy food to more of the community, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County launched a bilingual text program offering fast, customized access to information in English and Spanish about SAFE Food locations countywide. A text program offers instant information to those who do not have smartphones or WiFi. Community members can text “FOOD” in English or “COMIDA” in Spanish to (877) FOOD801 ((877) 366-3801). After providing their ZIP code, information about the three SAFE Food Net distribution locations nearest to them will be texted back. This service is free, though messaging costs may apply. Seniors in need of supplemental food delivered to their homes should www.foodbanksbc.org call 2-1-1.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria to Open June 1st

As the county and state begin to lift restrictions, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria announced it will reopen its doors on Monday, June 1st, in accordance with state and licensing guidelines. The organization plans to open for half days Monday through Friday and will have a limited capacity, accepting a total of 20 participants whose parents work in an essential industry as determined at the time of opening. For more information visit www.girlsinc-carp.org/

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Created by the Writers & Publishers Network (W&PN) and hosted by W&PN’s president Kathleen Kaiser, a new series of webinars launched May 21st addressing the many ins-and-outs of book publishing. The twice-monthly webinars will cover topics on book marketing and publicity, editing, self-publishing, pitching agents, websites and social media courses, and a group of master writing sessions. The first three-part series, “Book Marketing 101” will run three consecutive Thursdays, and then the following webinars every other Thursday. Speakers and sessions are booked through August. For info, visit

enjoyment. Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Reservations will be scheduled with staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. All visitors are required to wear face masks. To reserve a Self-Guided Tour call 805.969.9990.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria will reopen its doors on Monday, June 1st, in a limited capacity and in accordance with state and licensing guidelines. Girls Inc. de Carpinteria reabrirá sus puertas el lunes, 1 de junio, de manera limitada y de acuerdo con las pautas estatales y de licencias.

The SB Botanic Garden is open to Members

The Garden is now open to members by reservation only. While they remain closed to the general public, they are

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Virtual Safari SB TICKET Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Call Lotusland to make your reservation and enjoy the peace and beauty it offers! Lotusland es seguro, espacioso y socialmente distante por su propia naturaleza debido a las estrictas limitaciones en el número de reservas diarias. ¡Llama a Lotusland para hacer tu reserva y disfruta de la paz y belleza que ofrece!

beginning a gradual, phased reopening beginning with limited access to Garden Members. It is opening to Members first to temporarily maintain a safe, limited number of Garden visitors. All members must reserve an entry time prior to arrival. To learn more about the changes that have been made to keep visitors and staff safe, make a reservation, or become a member, visit www.sbbg.org/garden-admissions

Mayor to Deliver Weekly COVID-19-Related State of the City Address

Over the course of the next five weeks, Mayor Cathy Murillo will issue a series of short, weekly COVID-19-related State of the City addresses. Murillo’s 12-minute dialogue can be viewed on City TV or on the City’s YouTube Channel:


New for MOXI@Home: Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home

Based on feedback MOXI received from a recent survey, they have switched up their MOXI@Home programming to include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. This week we explore patterns; watch in the video (https:// vimeo.com/419967341) as Frankie uses simple + complex shapes to create patterns. Follow social media accounts @moxisb to stay up to date or check out last week’s Density Exploration videos at www.moxi.org/athome.

COVID-19 Postpones Independence Day Fireworks

Heeding guidance from state and county public health officials, on Monday, May 18th, the Santa Barbara City Council gave direction to the City’s Waterfront Director to cancel this year’s July 4th fireworks display. Prior July Fourth celebrations have attracted tens of thousands of people to the beaches and waterfront neighborhoods. It is in the interest of public health and safety for all residents, first responders, and city staff, to postpone the show until next year.

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Safari Virtual


Durante la pandemia, el Museo Marítimo de SB ha decidido reemplazar su evento anual para recaudar fondos, celebrando su vigésimo aniversario, con su primera gala y subasta en línea de una semana de duración. El viernes, 29 de mayo, la comunidad puede iniciar la sesión en línea de esta celebración especial para escuchar a los homenajeados, las leyendas del surf Shaun Tomson y Renny Yater, ver emocionantes momentos de surf en la historia y pujar por los artículos de la subasta. Gregory Harrison servirá como Maestro de ceremonias.


Únete a Cócteles y Conversación de SBMM con Shaun Tomson a través de Zoom el viernes, 29 de mayo, de 5:30 a 6pm. Regístrate en https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/


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Reunión pública de la nominación de Chumash Heritage

Lotusland reabre al público

Lotusland ha sido determinado como un espacio esencial de “recreación al aire libre” por el condado de Santa Bárbara, lo que les permite reabrir para que el público disfrute. Lotusland es seguro, espacioso y socialmente distante por su propia naturaleza debido a las estrictas limitaciones en el número de reservas diarias. Las reservas se programarán con tiempos de llegada escalonados y todos los visitantes se limitarán a no más de dos horas en el jardín. Se requiere que todos los visitantes usen mascarillas. Para reservar una visita autoguiada, llama al 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org

Foodbank lanza programa de texto bilingüe

Con el propósito de proporcionar más acceso a alimentos sanos a la comunidad, el Foodbank del condado de Santa Barbara presentó un programa de mensajes de texto bilingües que ofrecen acceso personalizado rápido en inglés y español acerca de los lugares de Alimentos SAFE en todo el condado. El programa de mensajes de texto ofrece información inmediata a aquellos que no tienen teléfonos “inteligentes” o WiFi. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden marcar “COMIDA” en español o “FOOD” en inglés al 877366-3801 (877-FOOD801). Después de proporcionar tu código postal, se les muestra la información sobre los tres lugares de distribución de alimentos SAFE más cercanos a ellos. Este servicio es gratuito, aunque pueden aplicarse costos de mensajes. Las personas mayores con necesidad de recibir alimentos complementarios en sus domicilios deben llamar al 2-1-1. www.foodbanksbc.org

Únete a una reunión pública virtual el miércoles, 27 de mayo a las 6pm para Mayor Cathy Murillo will aprender cómo podemos ayudar a mover issue a series of short, el Santuario Marino Nacional Chumash weekly COVID-19-related State of the City addresses. Heritage hacia su designación como santuario marino. Las personas con La alcaldesa Cathy Murillo emitirá una serie información nueva y relevante sobre la de breves discursos nominación del Santuario Marino Nacional semanales relacionados Chumash Heritage que responden a los con el estado de la once criterios sobre la importancia nacional ciudad relacionados con COVID-19. y las consideraciones de gestión para una nominación de santuario marino nacional Girls Inc. de Carpinteria abrirá el (ve www.nominate.noaa.gov) están invitados a participar. El evento comenzará con una breve descripción 1 de junio del proceso de revisión de cinco años para las nominaciones de A medida que el condado y el estado comienzan a levantar santuarios marinos nacionales, después de lo cual se aceptarán las restricciones, Girls Inc. de Carpinteria anunció que reabrirá comentarios públicos. Se requiere inscripción anticipada para sus puertas el lunes, 1 de junio, de acuerdo con las pautas recibir un correo electrónico de confirmación con instrucciones estatales y de licencias. La organización planea abrir durante sobre cómo unirse a la reunión. medio día de lunes a viernes y tendrá una capacidad limitada, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4932780103863725068 aceptando un total de 20 participantes cuyos padres trabajan en

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El Jardín Botánico de SB está abierto para los miembros

El jardín ahora está abierto a los miembros solo con una reservación. Mientras que permanecen cerrados al público en general, están comenzando una reapertura gradual que comienza con acceso limitado a los miembros del jardín. Se está abriendo a los miembros primero para mantener temporalmente un número seguro y limitado de visitantes en el jardín. Todos los miembros deben reservar una hora de entrada antes de su llegada. Para obtener más información sobre los cambios que se han realizado para mantener seguros a los visitantes y al personal, haz una reserva o conviertete en miembro, visita


El alcalde pronunciará un discurso semanal sobre el estado de la ciudad relacionado con COVID-19

En el transcurso de las próximas cinco semanas, la alcaldesa Cathy Murillo emitirá una serie de breves discursos semanales relacionados con el estado de la ciudad relacionados con COVID-19. El diálogo de 12 minutos de Murillo se puede ver en City TV o en el canal de YouTube de la ciudad:

Según los comentarios recibidos por MOXI de una encuesta reciente, el museo ha cambiado su programación de MOXI@Home para incluir videos basados en temas semanales que te invitarán a explorar una variedad de diferentes fenómenos científicos o actividades y te guiarán a explorarlo más en casa con Experimentos fáciles y desafíos de diseño. Esta semana van a explorar patrones; ve en el video (https:// vimeo.com/419967341) como Frankie usa formas simples + complejas para crear patrones. Sigue las cuentas de las redes sociales @moxisb para mantenerte actualizado o veas los videos de Exploración de densidad de la semana pasada en

Preguntas y respuestas virtuales de SBIFF con Lynn Chen y Goh Nakamura

Para obtener más información sobre la película y realizar un pedido anticipado antes de su lanzamiento el 26 de mayo, visita

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Nuevo para MOXI@Home: Temas semanales para inspirar la exploración en el hogar



MOXI@Home programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home. This week they explore patterns: https://vimeo.com/419967341


Creado por la Red de Escritores y Editores (por sus siglas en inglés, W&PN) y organizado por la presidenta de W&PN, Kathleen Kaiser, se lanzó una nueva serie de seminarios web el 21 de mayo que abordan los muchos entresijos de la publicación de libros. Los seminarios web semestrales cubrirán temas sobre marketing y publicidad de libros, edición, autopublicación, agentes de lanzamiento, sitios web y cursos en redes sociales, y un grupo de sesiones magistrales de escritura. La primera serie de tres partes, “La comercialización del libro 101” se ejecutará durante tres jueves consecutivos, y luego los siguientes seminarios web cada dos jueves. Los oradores y las sesiones están programadas hasta agosto. Para información, visita

El Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Bárbara organizó recientemente un evento de preguntas y respuestas virtuales como parte de sus proyecciones de Cinema Society. Ve la entrevista con Lynn Chen, escritora/directora de I Will Make You Mine, que incluye una actuación musical del actor/músico Goh Nakamura en el canal de YouTube de SBIFF.

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La Gala Virtual y Subasta en línea del Museo Marítimo de SB


COVID-19 pospone los fuegos artificiales del Día de la Independencia Foodbank of Santa Barbara County launched a text program to provide food information and access to more of local population. Community members can provide their ZIP code and receive information about SAFE Food locations nearest them, even without smartphones or WiFi. El Foodbank del condado de Santa Barbara presentó el programa de mensajes de texto para proporcionar más información de alimentos a la población local. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden proporcionar su código postal y recibir información sobre los lugares de Alimentos SAFE más cercanos a ellos incluso sin tener smartphones o WiFi.

Atendiendo a la orientación de los funcionarios de salud pública del estado y del condado, el lunes, 18 de mayo, el Concejo Municipal de Santa Bárbara dio instrucciones al Director del Waterfront de la Ciudad para cancelar la exhibición de fuegos artificiales del 4 de julio de este año. Las celebraciones anteriores al 4 de julio han atraído a decenas de miles de personas a las playas y vecindarios frente al mar. Es de interés para la salud pública y la seguridad de todos los residentes, personal de primera respuesta y el personal de la ciudad, posponer el espectáculo hasta el próximo año.



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Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Cottage’s free online resources page offers fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. 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_

Ongoing Opportunities


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 (first and third weekends of the month) 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/


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 Virtual Help for Students: The Santa Barbara Public Library’s bilingual staff offers support to understand school assignments, figure out new apps and learning technology, and answer questions related to studying from home. Parents and/or their child can send a text to 805-764-4542 or call 805-564-5674 between 2 and 4pm on Mondays or Wednesdays to receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting with a staff member. 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 www.facebook.com/SBCreeks Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday Services will be streamed via Zoom through May 31st from 9:50 to 11am. Everyone is welcome. To “attend” go to www.zoom.com, click “join a meeting, enter meeting ID 991 200 709, click “join.” UCSB Addresses the Global Crisis with a Seminar Series: A weekly seminar series will bring together experts from UC Santa Barbara and Cottage Health to explore historical aspects and lessons learned from similar epidemics. 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. To join a meeting visit https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/644027449 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.


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

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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.

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The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will take a virtual form in 2020 with featured artists creating chalk paintings on their driveways during Memorial Day weekend May 23rd through 25th. El Festival Italiano de pintura en la calle I Madonnari tomará una forma virtual en 2020 con artistas destacados creando las pinturas de tiza en las entradas de sus casa durante el fin de semana del 23 al 25 de mayo.

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. Gems from the SB Botanic Garden: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is sharing photos and videos filled with gardening tips, botanical knowledge, wildlife updates, VR360 views of the many sections of the Garden, and more online. Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. For details and to register for online classes/events visit www.sbbg.org/classes-events

NOTE: The SB Botanic Garden is 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

Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Several organizations are hosting webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://santabarbara.score.org/content/ take-workshop-35; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: While activities at the Friendship Center are currently on hold, the center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485

Meeting ID: 257-870-485

Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/FriendshipCenterSB/ AHA! Free Online Workshops through June: From topics such as Body Image During Corona to Parenting in Place to Couples’ Issues in Extreme Conditions, AHA! therapists and coaches will present free online workshops through June. Preregistration is required. For a complete schedule and to register visit https://ahasb.org/

Summer Camps: Nature Adventures at Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Nature Adventures summer camps, at-home version, will take place from June 22nd to July 10th for ages four to nine. If popular, they plan to continue them throughout the summer. Camps will be a combination of Zoom sessions with trained counselors and activities that can be done at home with some supervision. To register ($225 Members, $250 Non-Members) visit https://camps.sbnature.org/

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Upcoming May Events




I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival 2020 Online: Street paintings drawn with chalk pastels will be created by featured artists on their driveways during Memorial Day weekend May 23rd through 25th. Follow the festival on social media for updates, street painting photos, and a Chalk for Kids program.

A Conversation with Jonathan Karl: Join The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute for a virtual event with ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl. Hear his thoughts about how the Coronavirus is impacting our country and about his new book, Front Row at the Trump Show. This event will be live streamed Tuesday, May 26th at 4pm on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/ReaganFoundation

Financial Tips During Challenging Times: Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County will offer a free webinar titled Financial Tips During Challenging Times on Friday, May 22nd from 10 to 11am via Zoom. For details and to register visit


Summer Solstice Virtual Workshops: Through June 19th Solstice will be hosting a series of donation based online classes that will teach you how to make masks, headdresses, costumes, troll wigs, hats, wild hair, crowns, and puppets. Next class is “Home Made” Parade for the Little ones with Geoffrey Barber on Saturday, May 23rd, 10:30am. Register at: https://zoom.us/


Memorial Day Special Broadcast on KEYT-TV: Watch the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation 2020 Memorial Day celebration on KEYT-TV at 4pm on Monday, May 25th in the safety and comfort of your home. www.pcvf.org Architectural Foundation of SB will welcome back art historian, Allan Langdale for a talk called At the Edge of Empire: The Ancient Roman Temple Complex at Baalbek, Lebanon. The talk will be held via Zoom on Thursday, May 28th, from 7 to 8pm. For details and a direct link visit https://afsb.org Free Bird Drawing Lesson with John Muir Laws: The last John Muir Laws bird drawing class will take place on Thursday, May 28th from 9 to 11am via Zoom. All you need is internet

Free Painting Class for the Community: Join The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center for a virtual painting class on Saturday, May 30th at 2pm with Tammy Gilkey. The class is free, but donations are welcome. Pre-register at

Traffic Solutions Teleworking Webinar Series: Learn tips and tools for navigating teleworking during COVID-19, and explore how this experience might reshape business as usual moving forward. Sign up for Real conversation with real Teleworkers and Employers on Thursday May 28th, at 1pm:


Holistic Approach to Self Healing Webinar Series: A five-part webinar series on a holistic approach to self-healing will start Thursday, May 28th at 10am to help during these challenging times and to give participants skills and techniques to help with their own health and well-being. Cost is $9.95 per class. Register at: www.healinginamerica.com/register/self-healing Virtual Wine Tasting Experience: The SAMsARA Team will taste through the appellation wines, discuss the price-to-value ratio on these wines, and answer questions. Join in on Saturday, May 23rd at 1pm for a live stream. ZOOM Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83750066715 Meeting ID: 837 5006 6715 Password: 276910

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Harbor VOICE

In Search of Quiet Vistas


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

HE WEEKEND BROUGHT AMPLE SUN to Santa Barbara’s shorelines once again, offering beautiful summer-like days. If cruising Channel Drive in front of the Four Season’s Biltmore was any indication of what activities our local beach lovers did on a sunny Sunday, one look said it all! Cars were parked on either side of the road and in the surrounding neighborhood as people came and went, coolers and towels in hand. Could there be, I wondered, any area up or down the coast on a warm weekend where the beaches were completely void of any kind of traffic? I decided to take the challenge… after all it was Sunday, and Butterfly Beach was definitely out for a leisurely stroll. It occurred to me that a narrow strip of beach to the south along the Rincon - the old Highway 1 between Seacliff and Ventura - might be a possibility (and an adventure) in my search. Normally, even during the week, huge RV’s (recreational vehicles, otherwise known as giant movable mansions) are parked end to end along that road, sides expanded in either direction creating all the space and comforts of home. Happy campers are usually seen sitting comfortably in their beach chairs overlooking the ocean, enjoying the sea breeze, the beautiful sunsets, and climbing over

the rocks down to the sand for a dip during low tides. Would that be a sanctuary away from the crowds and a place for COVID-19 abiding citizens honoring social distancing? Once off the 101 freeway and on Highway 1, the answer became crystal clear: A great big mobile sign on wheels flashing NO BEACH PARKING! And cones ... lots and lots of cones. Those bright orange stubs had been placed on either side of the road socially distant – cone style - from one another. Other than the ocean front homes of Faria and Solano Beaches, the entire expanse of the road from Seacliff to Ventura was a vast desert of multi coned emptiness. The only thing remaining of the spaces intended for the oversized RV’s were the white and yellow lines marking the spot. Lonely blue waste bins stood unused, devoid of trash, with a few hungry seagulls perched on top looking for a discarded Happy Meal. Have you ever seen the dexterity with which a seagull unwraps a half eaten Big Mac? It seems I’d indeed hit the mother lode of solitude along the famous Rincon. So there are beaches along our coastlines without crowds of people, which in this case included me! Like those happy campers in their RV’s deprived of their Happy Place during social distancing, and out of respect and gratitude for the quiet emptiness of that road, I turned tail and headed back home. The unencumbered view of the ocean and the solitude of Highway 1 was well worth the trip. This Sunday drive was a reminder that unexpected adventures during this time of uncertainty can be a blessing indeed. 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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Fiesta to be Reimagined for 2020

May 22, 2020

Historic festival to focus on staying together, while staying apart


By Angelique Davis | OSD Division Chief, PR & Community Relations

UTTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY FIRST, the Old Spanish Days board of directors has made the decision to reimagine Fiesta for 2020 by holding many of its signature events online, on television, or in ways that adhere to physical distancing practices, all while promoting and encouraging community-wide participation. To protect audiences, dancers, musicians, volunteers, and the community from the spread of COVID-19 and in response to guidance from elected and health officials, no Fiesta events will be held where large crowds could gather. “With so much still unknown, it’s too big of a risk to hold a large-scale event like Fiesta that will attract thousands of people,” said El Presidenté Erik Davis. “During these unprecedented times we believe it’s the right thing to do so that people can adjust their plans and we can move forward and do what we can to make the best of the situation.” Fiesta 2020, scheduled to take place August 5th to 9th, 2020 at 19 venues city-wide, will be reimagined and will take place mostly on television and online and will include adaptive events that the community can participate in from home or their car. “This is not how any of us expected this year to go,” Davis said. “But we are all having to adjust and find moments that bring us joy. So while we won’t be gathering like we normally would, the Fiesta Board has adjusted our planning to focus on safe and adaptive El Presidenté Erik Davis ways that will still bring forward the Fiesta spirit and will honor many of our rich traditions.” The plans for a reimagined program will include the release of the Commemorative Fiesta 2020 Poster and Pin which was unveiled live on KEYT News Channel 3 and available for purchase on the Old Spanish Days website. La Fiesta Pequeña, normally held on the steps of the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission, will be reimagined as a prime-time televised event airing on August 5th that will replay Fiesta will look different this highlights from past La Fiesta Pequeña events year, but we will do our very and will include live commentary from hosts. The organization is also exploring best to honor our history, creative and innovative ways to reimagine the El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade) maintain our traditions and while paying tribute to our dedicated health celebrate our Santa Barbara workers. Plans will be announced as soon. The organization also plans to bring story together. Viva la Fiesta. forward a virtual summer concert series - El Presidenté Erik Davis called “Fiesta Music & Dance Fridays” that will feature local bands and will highlight restaurants and non-profits typically seen at the Mercados. Culminating with grand performances on Friday, August 7th and Saturday August 8th, these virtual concerts will be streamed on the organization’s Facebook page and will be shown on TVSB, Santa Barbara’s community access television station. The community is encouraged to tune in and dance at home. The organization will also host a series of virtual interviews, air historic footage of past events and post historic photos on their social media sites. And in collaboration with Downtown Santa Barbara, plans are in the works to have the Fiesta flags fly on State Street for an extended period of time. “I applaud the creative ideas put forth by the Old Spanish Days Board and appreciate that they are putting the health and safety of our community first,” said Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo. “I will continue to support their efforts and look forward to participating in the reimagined program.” Information about the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta, as well as other creative ideas to bring the community together while staying apart, are also being worked out and will be announced in the coming weeks. “Fiesta will look different this year,” said Davis. “But we will do our very best to honor our history, maintain our traditions and celebrate our Santa Barbara story together. Viva la Fiesta.” OldSpanishDaysinSantaBarbara,Inc.isa501(c)3non-profit corporation dedicated to honoring and preserving Santa Barbara’s history,spirit,culture,heritageandtraditions. www.sbfiesta.org

Commemorative Fiesta 2020 Poster and Pin Unveiled


URING A LIVE TELEVISION APPEARANCE ON THURSDAY, El Presidenté Erik Davis unveiled this year’s official Commemorative Fiesta poster and pin. The poster and pin are both original graphic designs by local Santa Barbara artist Andrew Leonard. The poster captures iconic scenes of Santa Barbara like the Santa Barbara Mission and the waterfront and prominently features a dancing couple. The couple depicted were inspired by famous posters from Seville, Spain and are evocative of this year’s Fiesta Theme,¡Vamos a Bailar!, in English, “Let’s Dance!” The pin also features the dancing couple and the Mission while drawing inspiration from past pin designs. “I wanted the pin and poster to embody this year’s theme, ¡Vamos a Bailar! (Let’s Dance!) and I also wanted to pay homage to our beautiful city,” said Davis. “Dance represents the joy, emotion, and true spirit of Fiesta and despite the chaos in the world right now, Santa Barbara is still a wonderful-to-be-alive kind of place. And while we cannot gather this year like we normally would, we can keep Fiesta in our hearts and look forward to the better times that are ahead.” Davis concluded,“I hope the Fiesta 2020 poster and pin serve as a fond reminder of the joy and beauty of Fiesta and the happy memories we all share.” This year’s Fiesta artist Andrew Leonard added, “The primary inspiration came from the unique beauty of Santa Barbara both natural and man made. I am honored to be part of the enduring tradition of Old Spanish Days Fiesta through creating this year’s poster and pin.” Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, now in its 96th year, is dedicated to honoring and preserving Santa Barbara’s rich history, spirit, culture, heritage, and traditions.


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Someone’s In The Kitchen!

Opening Up!


By Amanda and Richard Payatt / Special to VOICE

ITH THE LOOSENING OF THE RESTRICTIONS, a lot of the restaurants in Santa Barbara are opening up again. This week we will talk about a few places we love that are just opening up. Watch this space next week, too. We will see who else is opening up! And we will see if maybe the City and County will allow us all to sit down to dinner at our favorite restaurants again by next week.

Carlito’s Café y Cantina Carlito’s is a dear favorite of ours. Their Pasilla Chile Relleno en Carlito’s Café y Cantina’s menu includes Fresh Wild Salmon With Papaya Salsa Caldo has kept us coming back for decades. Happily, that and a lot of our other favorites are on the reduced menu. They are doing take-out and curbside pickup. No website ordering, but you can see the menu on the website. So, give them a call! Carlito’s Café y Cantina • 1324 State St • Daily Noon to 8pm • 805-962-7117 • www.Carlitos.com

Scarlett Begonia Now open in their new digs on West Victoria, Scarlett Begonia is back in business for breakfast and lunch for curbside pick-up. Also available are Take And Bake dinners, and some bulk groceries. They are offering free delivery. Scarlett Begonia • 22 West Victoria St Daily 10am to 4pm • 805-770-2143 www. ScarlettBegonia.net

Breakfast, lunch, groceries... Scarlett Begonia almost has it all!

Benchmark Eatery Benchmark is offering most of their regular menu for pick-up or delivery. For delivery, there is a $25 minimum. Sadly, they do not yet have their cocktail menu available. (Hey, guys! Get that cocktail menu up and running again!) Benchmark Eatery • 1201 State St Daily Noon to 8pm • 805-845-2600 www. BenchmarkEatery.com

Nearly the entire menu at Benchmark Eatery is available.

We have been in love with these two chefs since they warmed our hearts some years ago with the best flan we had ever tasted. They are doing pick-up and delivery for their lunch and dinner specials. And they are continuing to do their catering menu, just in case you need it. The flan isn’t on the menu right now… but the Chile Colorado is! Daily Greenz Etc. • 619 Gutierrez St 805-636-3812 • www. DailyGreenzEtc.com


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Pedestrian Promenade Begins Downtown Transformation


By Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

STATE STREET PEDESTRIAN PROMENADE running from Haley to Sola Streets has been approved with unusual swiftness to accommodate the reopening of restaurants and some businesses. City Council members voted unanimously to close a portion of State Street and create a city wide program of street closures and activation at their meeting on Tuesday. The policy is an addition to the current emergency ordinance. The Council was responding to a recommendation of the COVID-19 Business Advisory Task Force to close streets. “From the very start of this pandemic, it has been absolutely clear that in order for business to survive in Santa Barbara, local government must respond quickly and creatively; that we must allow space for business owners to do what they do best - innovate and evolve in response to the changing needs of our community,” commented Meagan Harmon, City Councilmember. The new City policy will close State Street to car traffic from Haley to Sola Streets, however, bike lanes and a fire lane down the middle of the corridor will be accommodated. These streets will then be available for broader use by restaurants and businesses as the city begins reopening, following state, county, and ABC rules. The Council’s decision, under the supervision of City Administrator Paul Casey, is to allow restaurants to place tables in additional spaces called parklets, which will include a variety of areas like parking lots, sidewalks, and curbside spaces. “I started my first business here in Santa Barbara 40 years ago. I have never seen local government act as responsively to the needs of small business owners as I saw this week,” commented Bob Stout, president of the Downtown Santa Barbara and owner of several businesses. The move to create open spaces has had the overwhelming support of Downtown Santa Barbara. It is a tenant of their strategic plan, developed in collaboration with the City and other organizations. Activating spaces and street closures were recommendations of a retail study commissioned by DSB two years ago and reaffirmed last year by the Kosmont Study, which was commissioned by the City. Both reports dovetail as a call to action during the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The collaborative effort involved to make this happen is inspiring. It’s wonderful to see so many people and diverse agencies working together in support of this important temporary needed relief effort to support our area businesses. I’m looking forward to the renewed energy it will bring downtown and across our city,” stated Robin Elander, Interim Executive Director of Downtown Santa Barbara. The California Health Department sent approval to Santa Barbara County to begin Stage 2B of reopening more businesses on Wednesday evening at 9:30pm. Businesses that can reopen include: dinein restaurants (with modifications), schools and child care, retail stores, shopping malls, some offices, campgrounds, and RV parks. This approval allows restaurants to form a new footprint for their tables six feet apart and follow state protocols for cleanliness and safety as they reopen. “The new State Street policy is exemplary of our effort to listen to business owners who are doing the hard work of survival, and to facilitate their success by removing barriers to change wherever we can,” continued Harmon. “To me, this concept is less about closure of the street and more about its transformation. It is a tangible expression of our city’s commitment to meeting this moment, not with more of the same, but with a vision for a brighter, more flexible, more sustainable tomorrow.” The parklets are a Parking and Transportation Dept. invention to use the closure of on street parking spaces for activation of spaces, according to Jason Harris, City Economic Development Manager. “After decades of debate, establishing a State Street pedestrian promenade is an idea whose time has finally come! This is an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into our historic downtown by utilizing two of our city’s greatest assets, our architecture and weather, to establish outdoor community experiences. Expanding outdoor space for restaurants, other businesses, and the arts, with a pedestrian friendly environment, is a new vision in the heart of our city for years to come,” commented Eric Friedman, City Councilmember. Businesses already permitted to be open and in operation have been asked to confirm that the guidance set forth by the State of California and the Santa Barbara County Health Officer for their industry has been completed, as well as a COVID-19 protection plan, checklist, and attestation by June 1, 2020. The State of California and the County of Santa Barbara have both offered industry specific checklists, which can be found on their websites.

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income inequality, the worst since the Great Depression. A 2018 PEW Research survey showed the wage stagnation of American salaried workers over almost two generations. Its study found that today’s real average wage (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers, the top ten percent of income earners. I have frequently cited Robert Shiller, a Nobel Laureate economist who says anxiety has reached such a level that it is becoming a second pandemic, an anxiety pandemic that is contagious because “stories of fear have gone so viral that we often think of them constantly,” which could delay the recovery because of the public’s irrational responses. “Business closures, soaring unemployment, and loss of income fuel financial anxiety, which may, in turn, deter people, desperate for work, from taking adequate precautions against the spread of the disease…But, unlike COVID-19 itself, the source of our anxiety is that we are unsure what action to take.” And that is already happening with news pictures of crowded bars and restaurants in states like Texas and Georgia, where they haven’t met the 14-day requirement of falling infection rates decreed by the CDC. “Unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery economically is not going to happen,” says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He goes on to say that “even if social distancing standards were relaxed, it wouldn’t restore the health of the economy as some protesters have implied it would.” It is the economic health of Americans that most concerns Americans, which means remedies must be found to curb the rising anxiety, if there is to be something less than a Great Recession or Depression. Governing authorities need to be united in their focus on the scientific message that this pandemic is bringing: that is that, ‘we are all in this together.’

COVID-19 In The Age of Anxiety




By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

E ARE NOW IN A FULL-BLOWN “AGE OF ANXIETY;” though not the first, of course. There was just as much anxiety during the 1918-20 Spanish Flu pandemic that reportedly killed 50 million in a series of worldwide outbreaks lasting more than two years. If we do not find ways to lessen anxiety in this pandemic, we might seriously experience what Dr. Rick Bright, who was recently transferred from his position as Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director at HHS has described as “the darkest winter in modern history.” “The mortality of the pandemic could be ‘unprecedented’ and ultimately outstrip the 50 million casualties of the 1918 influenza epidemic,” wrote Bright in his prepared testimony, “without a science-based national response to the pandemic.” And, there is much more to the current age of anxiety. New Deal economist John Kenneth Galbraith wrote a book called The Age of Uncertainty in the 1970s that attempted to explain the general anxiety brought on by post-WWII institutions that were no longer stable. “In it we contrast the great certainties in economic thought in the last century with the great uncertainty with which problems are faced in our time,” he said. “Little of this certainty now survives. Given the dismaying complexity of the problems [humanity] now faces, it would surely be odd if it did.” This anxiety has been compounded by record

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

Appreciating the “Now” By Jeanne M. West, Community Engagement Manager, Hospice of Santa Barbara

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HIS IS CERTAINLY A TIME IN LIFE when we are given the opportunity to appreciate the “Now.” In our normally fast paced world, it is easy and natural to be focused on our plans and expectations, our aspirations and our dreams. This does not mean that we ditch those important aspects of our lives, but rather that we either put them “on hold” for now and/ or find substitutes for them right now. Here are some wonderful ways to appreciate the present moments of our lives. Enjoy nature. This comes to mind first, because it is always with us, yet we so often take it for granted. Now is a time to not just listen, but actually hear the birds singing, feel the gentle breeze against our skin, watch a beautiful sunrise or sunset or enjoy the beauty of our garden. Acknowledge and appreciate family and friends. Pick up the phone and call that friend that you have been unable to visit. There is always the opportunity to text or e-mail, but a phone call is so much more personal. Connect on a deeper level with family, near or far, letting them know their importance in your life. We all believe we are “important” but isn’t it nice to have someone tell us that … or say, “Gosh, I miss seeing or being with you.” These are connections of the heart and are the best medicine to keep us emotionally well. Connect with your faith community. Do we ever realize how important they are to us until we cannot see and be with them during our regular faith experience (meaning, going to church or temple)? While YouTube now makes it possible to participate in a liturgy of one’s faith, we are missing that “contentedness” that happens when we gather in unison, side-by-side, to hear and proclaim our beliefs with a community of believers. Why not call or e-mail someone from your faith community? This is such a simple gesture that can touch the heart and soul of the person whom you are contacting. You will make that person feel GREAT and you will too! Perform acts of kindness. In our normally busy lives, it is so easy to say, “oh, I don’t have time for that now.” However, one thing we do seem to have more of right now, is time. Many of us are working from home and might just have “extra time” on our hands. And even if there is not exactly extra time, think of how good it feels to do something special for someone – perhaps an elder or infirm neighbor or friend – for whom you can pick up groceries or perform some other errand. “In giving, we receive” – how true. That simple gesture of kindness can mean the world to someone. Look around… think of who you might reach out to…then DO IT! You will feel so good!

Slow down and really appreciate the NOW. We really do live in a fast-paced world! We’re in a hurry, the highways are normally busy and crowded, we rush from one place to another with so much to do and get done. Now, we are at home more, driving less, and opportunities abound for us to pay attention to what is happening in the now. Paying attention to the now is a critically important factor that will enable each of us to be more appreciative of what we have, rather than complaining about what we are missing. Taking a walk outside and around the neighborhood can be another way to appreciate the now. Look at the flowers and then take a moment and literally, stop and smell them. This experience will awaken a number of senses… sight, touch, smell… and is sure to bring a smile to your face and put a warmth in your heart. Oh, and be sure to take photos to capture these memories! Although we are, no doubt, ready to “get back to normal,” whatever that might look like, let’s not pass up this unique, though somewhat foreign opportunity, to practice some of these five strategies. Let us be grateful for the past, think about and appreciate the uniqueness of what is open to us now, and move with deliberation, caution, and positive action as we tread carefully www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org into the future.

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Disregarding Needs to Meet Other Needs Is Not the Answer


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WORLD WIDE PANDEMIC AND A NATIONAL EMERGENCY have given rise to a vast multitude of needs, many/most of which have yet to be met. As the government, organizations, and indivudals have stepped up to begin addressing these needs, some have elbows out and palms extended, demanding their needs are most important. Others, with their own needs, continue going about doing what they can to help. It is a difficult process to weigh out which need comes first, which can wait. Which will impact everyone, which just a few. As the process moves forward, addressing these needs should not be reduced to a competition, but rather it should be a mediation, a weighing. There is a real need to mourn lost and broken loved ones; there’s a need to protect the healthy, a need to guard our protectors and first responders, a need to plan for the future and to re-ignite a shattered economy; and at the same time, there is a need to find balance. National, state, and community needs must be balanced in such a way that essential services are maintained. At the same time, the trillions of Federal support dollars must flow and begin their work realigning and encouraging our society, economy, and politics in a measured way. Unfortunately, it appears that President Trump views the nation’s economic needs to be in direct competition with the nation’s health needs. He is responsible for mis-weighing priorities and creating via his own actions, such as by downplaying the severity of the National Emergency, not wearing a mask, personally experimenting and promoting with unproven and in some cases deadly drugs, and encouraging individuals to “liberate” their community businesses before health authorities released them from stay at home orders, putting his heavy twittering thumbs on the scale favoring the wealthy. The pain and grief of 90,000 deaths in the United States alone, the recommendation for the nation to wear masks by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the

cautions regarding unapproved drugs by the Food and Drug Administration all stand in contrast to the president’s position of denying the significance of the pandemic and moving to re-open the economy before the pandemic has reached a safe stage to do so. Economic needs are extremely important, but not more important than the health of the workforce and their families. A healthy workforce can grow the economy. A sick, dying, and grieving workforce cannot. The challenge is to find ways to balance needs as the nation moves forward, rather than prioritizing only one set of needs, so that we do not end up competing with ourselves during this National emergency.

Community News Adam’s Angels At Work in Alameda Park


By John R. Whitehurst

DAM’S ANGELS, a group spontaneously put together as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Adam McKaig, is collaborating with several local groups to serve people on the edge of survival. Among it’s various services, Adam’s Angels provides clothes, personal protective equipment, food, and pet support to the needy living on the street from Alameda Park on Thursdays. “Every act and item will be delivered with kindness and care,” McKaig states on the group’s website. Joined by Mayor Cathy Murillo last Thursday, the group provided social distancing instructions, gloves, and masks to everyone present. The group also serves Montecito, Santa Barbara, Carpentieria, Goleta, and Santa Ynez. For more info, to donate, or to volunteer visit www.adamsangels.life

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The Santa Barbara Police Department Encourages Public to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Responsibly


HIS WEEKEND IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, and as we slowly travel down the road to reopening, the Santa Barbara Police Department is encouraging everyone to listen to advice from public health officials and be responsible during these trying times. To help protect you and your family, The Santa Barbara Police Department will have officers on patrol over the Memorial Day Weekend looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. “This Memorial Day weekend will be much different than years before due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sergeant Michael Brown said. “But when it comes to protecting your family and getting around, it doesn’t mean we have to get complacent. If you plan on drinking, stay at home.” Pandemic or no pandemic, it is never okay to drive under the influence of alcohol. Remember, a DUI does not just mean alcohol: some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. While the state is relaxing stay-at-home orders, The Santa Barbara Police Department advises the public to avoid large gatherings for Memorial Day Weekend and practice physical distancing measures, when feasible, by staying at least six feet away from others.

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First 5 Santa Barbara Commission Issues Request For Grant Applications


IRST 5 SANTA BARBARA COMMISSION has issued a Request for Application (RFA) for Early Learning Planning (ELP) Grants to Local Education Agencies in Priority 1 regions of the county. Priority 1 areas include: Cuyama, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara school district areas. First 5 Santa Barbara Commission has budgeted $150,000 for these grants that are meant to help local education agencies strengthen their efforts to serve children prenatal through age five and their families in alignment with their TK-12 efforts. Two grants, not exceeding $75,000 each, will be awarded for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The Early Learning Planning Grants are meant to work towards a collective impact model supporting school readiness and early elementary school proficiency. The assumptions and guiding principles that shape the ELP grants reflect what research tells us about young children’s development and learning and address the factors within a unique community. The program of work undertaken through the ELP revolves around six evidence-based ideas: · Birth through 3rd grade efforts · Schools as Hubs · Vertical Articulation and Alignment · Parent and Family Support · Professional Development and Support · Persistence and Planning

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SBCC selected for a partnership to provide immigration legal services to students Submitted by Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of SBCC Public Affairs and Communications


ANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE HAS BEEN SELECTED to participate in a pilot project through a partnership with the California Department of Social Services, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to provide free immigration legal services. Through this partnership, The United Farm Workers (UFW) Foundation was selected to provide immigration legal services at SBCC starting May 2020. Over the course of the next year and a half the Community College Immigration Legal Services Project will provide free immigration legal services, including education and outreach services, to students, staff, and faculty on California community college campuses statewide. This opportunity will help ensure that our Santa Barbara City College students are receiving the necessary legal consultation to continue succeeding academically. SBCC looks to continue working with our community and expand our efforts to provide pathways to attain a higher education and the economic benefits that come with attaining a degree. Students can schedule an appointment with a UFW Foundation attorney/accredited representative, through an online portal, for a comprehensive review of their immigration history and possible immigration remedies. Appointments are available the second Tuesday and fourth Friday of every month. For more info visit: www.sbcc.edu/eopscare/resourcesdreamersundocumented.php

A Lasting Legacy

Anonymous gift establishes Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education


By Shelly Leachman / The UC Santa Barbara Current

FTER SERVING ON THE FACULTY FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, and spending half that as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Jules Zimmer’s legacy at UC Santa Barbara was already strong. And now it’s cemented. An anonymous gift from a technology company headquartered in Santa Barbara, and made in Zimmer’s honor, has established the Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair at Gevirtz School. Jeffrey Milem, current dean of GGSE, is the inaugural holder of the administrative chair. “I’m so grateful. It’s quite an honor,” Zimmer said of the chair being endowed in his name. “I had so many wonderful students in my life, and I feel like this is an honor for all of them. My experience as dean of the Gevirtz School was absolutely fulfilling. There were a lot of great friendships built and a lot of wonderful challenges.” “Also, it was an honor to work with Henry Yang for the many years we worked together, and I especially appreciate Dilling, his wife,” Zimmer added. “Jeffrey Milem is a wonderful dean and he is a good leader for the GGSE at this time. I try to follow what they’re doing and the school has moved a long way since I was dean.” Jeffrey Milem is the first holder of the Zimmer served as GGSE’s acting dean in 1993, Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair in Gevirtz Graduate School of Education then as dean from 1994-2004. Among his many accomplishments in that time was overseeing the planning process for the school’s new building. It was Zimmer’s vision that led to the building’s defined entrance and proper sitting areas on every floor inside, as well as landscaped spaces outside. With funds raised by the Dean’s Ambassador Circle, the outdoor spaces were eventually named the Jules and Laurie Zimmer Learning Garden. Zimmer had a 34-year career at UCSB. He began in counseling psychology, but as his interests grew in the field of early childhood development he took a year off to study with famed psychologist Jean Piaget in Switzerland and returned to become program leader for Early Childhood Education. His first group of students helped transform the campus childcare center into one of the best of its Jules Zimmer kind. “We are greatly inspired by the generous establishment of our Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair, which is not only an exciting milestone for GGSE and our campus, but a wonderful tribute to the lasting legacy and benevolent leadership of the Chair’s namesake,” Chancellor Henry T. Yang said of the gift. “I had the distinct honor and pleasure of working with Jules for his decade-long tenure as dean, during which time we embarked on a journey working with our dedicated alumni, wonderful students, and distinguished faculty to bring the school to new heights, including the Gevirtz naming endowment.” “We extend proudest congratulations to Dean Jeffrey Milem as our inaugural chairholder,” Yang added, “and recognize his dedicated continuation of extraordinary commitment and leadership to GGSE.” Milem’s research focuses on the ways in which colleges and universities can be organized to enhance equity, access, and success for all students; the racial context within higher education; and the relationship between how colleges and universities organize themselves and student outcomes and faculty role performance. A widely recognized expert in the area of racial dynamics in higher education, Milem has been commissioned by numerous organizations and entities to conduct scholarly research. Among them are the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Harvard Civil Rights Project, the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the American Educational Research Association’s Panel on Racial Dynamics in Higher Education. “It is my deep honor to know that I will be the inaugural holder of the Zimmer Chair,” Milem said of being named to the new chair. “Like all the deans that have come before me, I am acutely aware of the ways that financial resources, visibility, and recognition aid in leading our school forward. To that end, the Zimmer Chair is a game changer for the Gevirtz School. The chair represents our shared values of academic excellence, friendship, generosity, vision, and a commitment to the future — all values Jules Zimmer himself embodies. Our school will reap the benefit of this philanthropic investment in perpetuity — for that I am eternally thankful.” Photo by Matt Perko

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CASA DOLORES: Otomi Dream/Sueno Otomi ~ June 30 • José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 12-4pm • 805-963-1032. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 E Anapamu • 805-568-3994. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: Fine and decorative arts • 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • 805-570-9863. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed at this time • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443.

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: 123 E Canon Perdido • 805-965-0093. ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed at this time • • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org. FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed at this time • 805-962-7653. GALLERIE SILO: 118-B Gray Av • 301-379-4669. GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • 805-965-6611. GALLERY 333: Closed at this time • 805-451-6919.

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

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Closed at this time • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517.

CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av (Lompoc) • 805-737-1129.

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

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

GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta mural by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org.

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Contemporary art • 15 W Gutierrez St • www.elizabethgordongallery.com • 805-963-1157.

GOOD CUP COFFEE HOUSE: 918 State Street • 805-965-5593.

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10 West Gallery Re-opens with: A Benefit for Unity Shoppe


GAIN THIS WEEK, there’s good news on the art front! As California and Santa Barbara in particular begin the journey back to opening, artists are doing their part to support each other and those who contribute to the greater good. At 10 West Gallery this has taken the shape of an on-line and in-gallery exhibition, Art 4 Charity, that includes the work of 24 of the gallery’s artists, each of whom will be offering a portion of their sales to benefit Santa Barbara’s Unity Shoppe. While the exhibit is Pollock’s Poppies by Rick Doehring primarily online, (view it at the gallery’s website) this exhibition will mark the re-opening of the gallery by appointment for private viewings. Email director@10westgallery.com for an appointment. Participating artists include: Patrick McGinnis • Pamela Larsson-Toscher • Iben G. Vestergaard • Tom Peck • Patrick Hall • Mary Neville • Stuart Ochiltree • Karen Zazon • Marlene Struss • Mary Dee Thompson • Patricia Post • Scott A Trimble • Manuel Rodriguez • Diane Giles • Karin Aggeler • Daniel Linz • Pamela Grau • Laurie MacMillan • Madeline Garrett • Dahlia Riley • Sophie MJ Cooper • Lisa Crane • Rick Doehring • Maria Miller • Patricia Calonne • Penny Arntz. Blue Spruce Coast by Daniel Linz

GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Between Ornament & Meaning • Open for private viewing call Call/text 805-689-0858, or email ruth@grayspaceart.com to reserve a time • 219 Gray Av • By Appt • 805-689-0858. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820. INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444. JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347. JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed at this time • 805-957-1115.

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KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Texas ~ April; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • WeSu 12-4pm • 805-962-5322.


KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700. LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed at this time • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Spring & Several exhibitions online: www.artlacuna.com • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411. MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: 619 State St • www.misa-artwork.com. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-5000.

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

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: See Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In online at www.mcasantabarbara.org • 805-966-5373.

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.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323.

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

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.

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

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673. PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging artists with disabilities • 805-260-6705. SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938.

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed at this time; View lectures, art, & more on-line: www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404. 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. SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Closed at this time • 805-682-4711. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed at this time • 805-617-6421.

GraySpace Gallery 805-689-0858

www.RuthEllenHoag.com STUDIO 121: 121 Santa Barbara St • 805-722- 0635. SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Susan McDonnell: A Quiet Nature ~ May 29-Jul 27; Angela Perko: Just Another Pretty Picture; UCSB MFA 20/20 • Phoebe Brunner: A Wild Delight • Call to reserve a private gallery time or view on-line: www.sullivangoss.com • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460. SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed at this time • 805-688-7889. UCSB LIBRARY: Closed at this time • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: TIME and MEMORY, Christopher Miles juror • www.westmont.edu/museum • 805-565-6162. WILDLING MUSEUM: Inspired in Nature: Solvang School • www.wildlingmuseum.org. YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.

By Kerry Methner, PhD / VOICE

HEN EASY (READ “WHAT WE’RE USED TO”) ACCESS FAILS, it offers a road block or an opportunity to explore and let our curiosity run rampent. With stay-at-home and social distancing orders keeping many galleries closed for the last two months, art access has been limited, except for those actually searching for it. A small Facebook invite from local artist Mary Heebner opened the doors of Boston’s Bromer Gallery where Intimacy, an exhibition of Heebner’s paintings and art books, is on view May 28th through August 14th. There, a link to a movie, Behind the scenes and between the covers of “Intimacy,” featuring the work of Mary Heebner, and Venus: Heart in Hand, Mixed media, images of paintings and handmade paper, collage, by Mary Heebner books, beckons. “Intimacy is an exhibition of “This presentation really focuses on Mary Heebner’s original paintings Mary Heebner’s and book art that explores the fascination with the relationships between history, the act of discovery, the natural world, and the human act of taking separate body. Heebner practices an artistic fragmented objects archaeology, exploring the earth and and putting them back its history by capturing the timeless, together in innovative spiritual beauties of its relics and ways,” shared Bromer’s landforms and recreating them in Gallery Manager sensuous compositions.” Meredith Santaus, as she guides viewers into the intimate and beautifully designed books. Heebner described it as “A video of the ‘unboxing’ of several of my artists’ books.” That “unboxing” is surprizing. From marble clad box lids to watercolors and original poetry, the sensuality of living emerges. Bromer Gallery writes: “Intimacy is an exhibition of Mary Heebner’s original paintings and book art that explores the relationships between history, the natural world, and the human body. Heebner practices an artistic archaeology, exploring the earth and its history by capturing the timeless, spiritual beauties of its relics and landforms and recreating them in sensuous compositions.” Heebner’s artistic archaeology is well-known and loved in Santa Barbara, and it is a treat to travel to Boston and to experience another facet of her presence and voice expressed. www.gallery.bromer.com | www.maryheebner.com.

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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.

Contemporary Art

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Film still from Behind the scenes and between the covers of “Intimacy,” featuring the work of Mary Heebner of Bromer Gallery Manager Meredith Santaus presenting Mary Heebner’s art books in front of Heebner’s paintings



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Community News

May 22, 2020

Women’s Economic Ventures Has Announced the 2020 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Finalists

M Construction Underway on County's First Wind Farm


By Michael Chiacos, Energy & Climate Program Director, CEC

HE 98 MEGAWATT STRAUSS WIND PROJECT IN THE HILLS SOUTH OF LOMPOC received its final permits in early May and construction has begun. It's worth noting that due to COVID-19 drops in electricity demand, renewable energy, which has zero fuel cost, has been increasingly beating out fossil fuels in grids across the world. Recent forecasts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that U.S. electricity demand in 2020 may drop by five percent overall, with coal power dropping an astonishing 25 percent and renewable generation increasing by eleven percent. The Strauss Wind Farm will:

• Double the county’s generation of renewable electricity, generating enough clean electricity for 43,000 homes. • Make as much electricity as the County's 6,800 residential and commercial rooftop solar arrays + the 40 megawatt utility scale Cuyama Solar Farm + the 28 megawatt utility scale Vandenberg Solar Farm. • Avoid approximately 40,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year, equivalent to the emissions of 8,000 cars. • Provide an estimated $40 million in tax revenue over the project’s 30-year life. • Create 150 temporary construction jobs and four to six permanent jobs. • Balance our electrical grid because, unlike solar, it can be produced in the evenings when the sun is down (though new renewable projects are increasingly being paired with storage to make the energy dispatchable). • Generate carbon-free electricity without using any water. • Allow local ranchers to continue agricultural operations while receiving a supplemental income stream.

Together, we are making great progress toward a cleaner Central Coast. Thank you for your continued support. www.cecsb.org

BFAS Announces Name Change to Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray


UYNAK, FAUVER, ARCHBALD & SPRAY LLP is now Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray LLP. While the firm’s mission and values remain, as does the team’s commitment to its clients, this name change provides an opportunity to reflect its leadership, with Trevor Large as Managing Partner, and recognize individuals who have been critical in positioning the firm as a preeminent business law firm throughout Southern California. In recognition of Michael Fauver, Doug Large, and Trevor Large’s dedication to the practice, as well as the 60 years of litigation success and history that Archbald & Spray continues, the firm is proud to be known as Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray. This new name comes approximately eight years after the merger of Buynak + Fauver with Archbald & Spray and reflects the significant growth that has happened since then. FLAS continues to benefit from the experience and valued contributions from partners Marcus Kocmur and Olivia Marr. The firm also has a strong team of associates covering numerous practice areas. These associates include Stacie Nyborg, Christopher de la Vega, Dallas Verhagen, Ian Midiere, and of counsel attorneys Ken Moes and Christina Loza. Tim Buynak has recently moved to a solo practice.

For more information, visit FLASllp.com, or call 805-966-7000.

ORE THAN 175 OUTSTANDING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties were nominated for the 2020 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards presented by Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV). WEV is proud to announce the 30 finalists who were selected by a panel of independent judges from outside the tri-county area. Marking its 10th anniversary, the Spirit of Entrepreneurship program honors local women in business, at all levels, while supporting future economic growth through the recognition, financial support, and education of high school and college student entrepreneurs. Learn more at www.soefoundation.org “Though social distancing is preventing us from holding an in-person SOE Awards Event this year, it is more important than ever to honor these amazing women entrepreneurs with so many businesses impacted by COVID-19,” said Kathy Odell, CEO of Women’s Economic Ventures. “We are thrilled to celebrate each of the amazing finalists who made it quite difficult for our judges to select the winner.” On July 6th, WEV will announce the ten category winners. Along with the ten category winners, WEV will present the 2020 Rock Star: Lifetime Achievement Award to Lynne Tahmisian, President of La Arcada Investment Corporation. Beloved by her business tenants, locals, and visitors alike, Tahmisian has made La Arcada a treasured Santa Barbara landmark on State Street. Tahmisian is the eighth recipient of this prestigious award given annually to a successful woman entrepreneur who has made an indelible impact on our community. Major sponsors of the 2020 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards include the Hilton SB Beachfront Resort, Lure Digital, Naish Partners, and Southern California Edison.

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Community News Quinientos and De La Guerra Street Bridges Reopen at Virtual RibbonCutting

Te perdiste la Ceremonia virtual de corte de cinta? Vea la celebración virtual aquí!

T Quinientos Street Bridge De La Guerra Street Bridge Ciudad de Santa Bárbara Departamento de Obras Públicas Organiza la primera Ceremonia "Corte de Cinta Virtual" celebrando la finalización de las aperturas de la calle Quinientos y el puente De La Guerra.

Los puentes de la calle Quinientos y De La Guerra se vuelven a abrir con un corte de cinta virtual mejoraron el transporte hidráulico del arroyo Sycamore y el arroyo bajo Mission, respectivamente, mejorando los corredores peatonales adyacentes, y restaurando el paisaje del arroyo. Los corredores peatonales mejorados también cumplen con los elementos del Plan Maestro de Peatones de la Ciudad al ampliar algunas secciones de la acera previamente deficiente, mejorando la seguridad de los peatones y alentando a más personas a caminar. Estos proyectos fueron posibles gracias a los fondos de subvención de reemplazo de puentes de la Administración Federal de Carreteras. Para un video de lapso de tiempo del proceso de construcción del Puente, visita www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaixFd5eOpY&feature=youtu.be.

Photos courtesy of City of Santa Barbara


A CIUDAD CELEBRÓ LA REAPERTURA de los puentes de la calle Quinientos y De La Guerra, durante una ceremonia virtual de corte de cinta en línea a principios de esta semana, el miércoles 20 de mayo. Después de casi un año de construcción, los puentes de la calle Quinientos y De La Guerra ya están abiertos. Los proyectos de $4.1 millones (Quinientos) y $5.8 millones (De La Guerra) cada uno reemplazaron los puentes de aproximadamente 100 años de antigüedad con una nueva estructura, mientras que al mismo tiempo De La Guerra Street Bridge

Quinientos Street Bridge

HE CITY CELEBRATED THE REOPENING of both the Quinientos Street and De La Guerra Street Bridges, during a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony online earlier this week on Wednesday, May 20th. After nearly one year of construction, both the Quinientos Street and De La Guerra Street Bridges are now open. The $4.1 million (Quinientos) and $5.8 million (De La Guerra) projects each replaced the approximately 100-year old bridges with a new structure, while also enhancing the hydraulic conveyance of Sycamore and Lower Mission Creeks, respectively, improving the adjacent pedestrian corridors, and restoring the creek landscaping. The improved pedestrian corridors also fulfill elements of the City’s Pedestrian Master Plan by widening some sections of previously substandard sidewalk, enhancing pedestrian safety and encouraging more people to walk. These projects were made possible by Federal Highway Administration bridge replacement grant funds.

For a time lapse video of the Bridge construction process visit www.youtube.com/ watch?v=PaixFd5eOpY&feature=youtu.be.


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stream via KinoNow very appealing documentaries about great artists of the past and present. Here is my list of the movies I am planning on watching in the upcoming days: Life Clyfford Still, Louise Bourgeois, Beuys, The Great Museum, Love, Cecil, Hieronymus Bosch, and Gerhard Richter Painting. Let me know which of these documentaries hit the spot for you…

L: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabiel Garcia Marquez, M: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, R: For Whom the Bells Tolls by Ernest Hemingway


By Edward Goldman / Art Matters

Photo Courtesy of the Rachel Rosenthal Company

Love (Art) In The Time Of Cholera

There is plenty of information about financial difficulties experienced by a number of art non-profits and organizations, a number of which might not Rachel Rosenthal by Michael Childers survive in upcoming months. So here is particularly important news: J. Paul Getty Trust announced $10 million COVID-19 relief fund to support LA based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations. Getty Board Chair David Lee says, “Los Angeles is unique in the willingness of the arts sector to collaborate, and the current crisis gives those who are in a position to help the opportunity to band together and do even more for the cultural institutions and artists that drive our region’s creative economy.” The Getty Trust continued to not only be generous but visionary in their support and promotion of Los Angeles art. Last week Getty Research Institute announced acquisition of the archive of famous Los Angeles based performance artist, Rachel Rosenthal (1926-2015). Do you remember seeing this strikingly-looking woman with a shaved head and a rat sitting on her shoulder? I saw her walking this way on the street with every head turning with astonishment toward her. And lucky me, I once saw her performing in her studio on S. Robertson Boulevard. Mary Miller, Director of Getty Research Institute, says that Rosenthal was “one of the key figures in the development of theater, performance, and feminist art in Los Angeles, (who) has left an indelible mark on Southern California art and on the art of performance theater more broadly.” I can’t wait to see the exhibition that Getty will hopefully present based on the acquisition of this archive.

Photo © 2017 J. Paul Getty Trust

Both Photos Courtesy Gemini G.E.L

Image Courtesy Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

Image Courtesy Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

Vogue Photo Courtesy of Joe Pugliese

HE HEADLINE OF TODAY’S NEWSLETTER is inspired by the famous novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Colombian Nobel Prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I have no doubts that in the coming years or maybe decades, great works of art will come from the times we are experiencing right now. Just think about War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy referring to Napoleon Army invasion to Russia in 1812. Or Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls inspired by the Spanish Civil War (19361939). Today, with most of the museums still closed, there are still possibilities for us to hear and to see curators giving virtual talks about their collections. My choice would be a talk by Catherine Hess, Chief Curator of European Art, at the Huntington Library Last year Getty Center threw a birthday party for the one and only and Art Sidney Felsen, Museums. co-founder Here she St Roch by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1730-35) of legendary talks about print workshop, Gemini G.E.L. His 95th St. Roch (1730-35) a painting by birthday was attended by hundreds of Italian artist Giovanni Battista friends and admirers. For several decades Tiepolo-part of the Huntington’s Going Home: A Picture Show Sidney Felsen photographed all the collection. major American artists who worked at Saint Roch is revered in the the Gemini to produce limited edition Catholic Church as the patron saint to diseases and plagues. This prints and sculptures. When you see these wealthy Frenchmen found himself photos-and there are thousands of them, you will understand that Mr. Felsen is not in Italy in 14th century during just a documentarian, he is a damn good the plague where he helped serve photographer in his own right. those suffering from illness. So my friends, let’s hope that sooner He was canonized in the 15th than later we will see a new exhibition at century. The Huntington painting the Getty celebrating Sidney Felsen as a shows him not as a hero, but in a photographer whose portraits capture moment of weakness and fragility the famous artists as they sweat, play, that all of us can relate to right and work hard. Very few of us have the now. privilege to see these artists in their studios If you find yourself tonight and workshops creating art, but these or tomorrow between 8pm to L: Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine, photos give us the sensation of being a fly R: Gerhard Richter Painting midnight driving past former on the wall. Taschen Gallery at the intersection Discover more Art Matters Columns at of Beverly Blvd and Crescent www.edwardgoldman.com Heights, you might want to pull over and without leaving your car T: Robert Rauschenberg, Sidney Felsen, David Hockney, see the projection of artworks in Ellsworth Kelly, and Dan Flavin B: Joni Weyl Felsen with Robert Rauschenberg the windows by 150 artists. This timely and visionary project was Editorial Note: During this unique time, VOICE has put together by Los Angeles artist, decided to introduce our readers to Edward Goldman, Torie Zalben.

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VOICE Magazine: May 22, 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 22, 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...