VOICE Magazine: May 29, 2020

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magazine www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, May 29, 2020

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Dining Out

The dining reboot has begun in Santa Barbara by Richard and Amanda Payatt 12

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Anniversary Grants

Montecito Bank & Trust awards Anniversary Grants to eleven non-profits


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Movie Theatres Closed


Mimi Do to join Music Academy of the West as their new CFO 7

Ron Werft shares Cottage Health’s current position and response during the Pandemic 20

Superintendent Girls Inc. Voices: How Teens Are Coping with COVID-19 A virtual conversation between Girls Inc. Teens on well-being during the pandemic. www.girlsincsb.org

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Hospice of Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 In the Kitchen with the Payatts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Richard Jarrette: Poetic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 16, 29 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hospice of Santa Barbara - COVID-19. . . . . . . . . . . 18 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 23 Find the Voice Digital Edition with more stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com The Ticket: Ongoing Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29


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In This Issue


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Participants in the Virtual Solstice Parade are still needed

SB Unified School District hires Hilda Maldonado to lead the District 31

For cover story, see page 4


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Girls Inc. Voices: How Teens Are Coping with COVID-19

May 29, 2020

A virtual conversation between Girls Inc. Teens on well-being during the pandemic might look like because it will be a lot different – we have to wear masks and S NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH maybe sit farther apart in classes. I’m MONTH COMES TO A worried about how everyone going to cope. CLOSE, seven Girls Inc. Meet the Girls isMR: Not being able to go out of Greater Santa Barbara’s Inc. Teen Panel for such a long period of time. Teen Center participants talked with Before we would want to stay each other about how COVID-19 is home from school. Now we all want to go to school! challenging and changing their lives. MK: I’m concerned about The teens, ages 13 to 18, connected over people in my family with Zoom to share their unique insights into health issues and getting into how a global pandemic is affecting their show choir next year.

while we are younger and may not be as experienced, we have a lot of things going on, too. MR: That it’s not just school. Some of us have little siblings to look after. Our parents are working – they have to keep in mind we have at-home jobs.

By Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Teens


academic, social, mental, and emotional well-being. Below are excerpts from their conversations. How has living in quarantine affected your self-esteem?

Sofia Chavez, 14, Santa Barbara Jr. High School

What do you wish adults understood better about your experience during this pandemic?

SP: Sometimes, getting one out of five things done is good. I feel like adults wouldn’t understand that mindset. They don’t understand how much time I put into doing just one thing right now. It’s a lot of effort and it drains me Sarahi Larios Cruz, 17, Dos Pueblos High School a lot faster. If adults realized that they would be more understanding. SLC: I want teachers to know that, yes, we have so much time during the pandemic and we aren’t as busy as normally but that doesn’t What are you worried about now that mean we have all our time you weren’t worried about before the to just do assignments. pandemic? Maxine Knocker, 13, La We are stuck at home, Colina Jr. High School have family problems and SC: My parents. They are older. They are responsibilities and aren’t working outdoors and inside houses and around able to focus, and our mental health people all day. may not be as good as it was before. SO: When we can go back to school and what it I want adults to understand that yes, SC: I’m an extrovert and not used to staying inside and keeping to myself. It’s kind of messing with my brain. SP: It has lowered my self-esteem by like 80 percent. I catch myself thinking ‘I have so much time why am I not doing something?’ Even though I can bat that mindset down quickly, it still hurts. The fact that there are no grades, no structure, has thrown me off my game. SO: It’s making me bored and not as uplifting as I would be. I still get to talk to friends, but it’s not the same, so I’m different socially.

Simone Oberg, 13, La Colina Jr. High School

Lee Palomares, 18, Santa Barbara High School

Sawyer Peña, 14, La Colina Jr. High School

Mia Ruvalcaba, 15, San Marcos High School

What are you learning about yourself during the pandemic? LP: The quarantine is bringing back things that I learned about myself before. But before I didn’t have time to deal with those parts of myself. Now, with more time, I am figuring out these parts of myself and trying to understand them. SLC: I need to be consistent or I lose focus. When I was at school, I had a routine: wake up, go to school, socialize with friends, go to Girls Inc. I was never bored. I’ve learned I need to be doing something and I need to be able to entertain myself. MR: I’ve learned that I am more patient than I thought I was. My sister is a 6th grader, sometimes it’s stressful because I don’t know how to help her with her homework, so I am more patient with her now. What resources do you wish you or your family had access to? SLC: For my family, we don’t have any room at home, so we don’t have any privacy – all of us are in one big room so we constantly see each other without any doors and without any walls. It’s nice at times, but it gets a little frustrating and overwhelming. I want people who feel overwhelmed to be able to go to a (Girls Inc.) Zoom call and express themselves and say something to someone so they don’t bottle up their stress.

LP: Having more resources to connect to be able to get wi-fi at a low cost so my mom can be able to afford it would be helpful. How is Girls Inc. helping you stay connected? SC: We have awesome staff members to talk to – they understand what we are going through…They are like my other therapists. SLC: I enjoy being able to hear the stories everyone has during the pandemic and how they are coping. I like seeing their faces and hearing their troubles and stresses. I joined a [Girls Inc.] call last week after an AP test when I was super stressed. [Teen Center Director] Brenda said I could join a Zoom call whenever I like. That gave me an opportunity to let go of the stress I had – that keeps me connected. SO: Since we don’t get to go to Girls Inc., it’s nice to be able to learn the lessons and still be able to listen online. It’s also fun because of the activities, especially the art projects. When my friends go to Girls Inc. [Zoom] meetings it makes me happier to see their faces and interact with them. It’s good to be around nice people. How are you staying positive? MK: Other people asked how I was going to spend my time. Girls Inc. asked me [at one of our first Zoom meetings] “what’s the first thing you are going to do when this is all over?” I like that because it was focusing on the future. This is all going to end sometime. We should just be patient and let time do its thing. SO: I am watching movies I like and listening to music to calm me down. Sometimes I draw landscapes like beaches and sunsets to get my mind off things. Supporting Girls’ Mental Health is one of four pillars of the Girls Inc. National Advocacy Platform. Learn more about Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s upcoming summer teen program and read more from the teens’ interviews on well-being at www.girlsincsb.org.

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The Most Vulnerable


May 29, 2020

Los mas vulnerables

By David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB

UARANTINE FATIGUE IS SETTING IN and we all may feel tempted to break the rules here and there. It’s only natural as we are, at our core, social creatures. I would just like to remind you, as I do myself daily, about the risks of letting our guard down. Our senior population has had to sacrifice so much during this time to remain safe and healthy. On the whole, they are the most isolated population during this entire pandemic and have been separated for so long from friends and loved ones. It is they that we must continue to protect. Let’s not allow the good work that we’ve all done be in vain. This is not the time to get complacent. Once very active and bustling with activities, games, music, and visitors, senior care communities are now more silent. The people with Dementia who “come alive” in groups with music are now having to be at a safe distance and are missing the jovial spirit that comes with the group singing, dancing, and other activities. The dining experience has also changed, with fewer people at each table and perhaps extended dining hours to accommodate David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB the total population, while still adhering to safe distancing. It is interesting to note that, based on our outreach to local senior care facilities, the biggest need they’ve expressed is support for the family members of those in the facilities. In other words, “we” family members are having a tougher time with the separation and loss we are experiencing than some of our older loved ones. Based on this information, Hospice of Santa Barbara is looking at the possibility of starting a support group for family members to support them through this time. While, unfortunately it doesn’t include personal touch, there are ways for families to keep connected with their senior loved ones including FaceTime, Zoom, cards, and letters. If there is any confusion about what precautions and steps you should take regarding a senior you care about or if you are an older adult yourself, please visit the California COVID-19 resource page regarding older adults at https://aging.ca.gov/covid19/ Be well,

Por David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB


A FATIGA DE LA CUARENTENA SE ESTÁ ESTABLECIENDO y todos podemos sentirnos tentados a romper las reglas aquí y allá. Es natural como somos, en esencia, criaturas sociales. Solo quisiera recordarles, como hago a diario, sobre los riesgos de bajar la guardia. Nuestra población de adultos mayores ha tenido que sacrificar tanto durante este tiempo para mantenerse seguros y saludables. En general, ha sido la población que ha estado más aislada durante toda esta pandemia y han estado separados de sus amigos y seres queridos durante tanto tiempo. Son ellos a quienes debemos seguir protegiendo. No permitamos que el buen trabajo que todos hemos hecho sea en vano. Este no es el momento de bajar la guardia Una vez muy activas y llenas de actividades, juegos, música y visitantes, las comunidades de cuidado de ancianos ahora son más silenciosos. Las personas con demencia que se “llenan de vida” en grupos con música ahora tienen que estar a una distancia segura y les falta el espíritu jovial que viene de cantar, bailar y de otras actividades en grupo. La experiencia gastronómica también ha cambiado, con menos personas en cada mesa y tal vez un horario extendido para acomodar a la población total, sin dejar de adherirse al distanciamiento seguro. Es interesante observar que, en base a nuestro alcance a los centros locales de atención para personas mayores, la mayor necesidad que han expresado es el apoyo a los miembros de la familia de las personas en los centros. En otras palabras, “nosotros” los miembros de la familia estamos teniendo más dificultades con la separación y la pérdida que estamos experimentando que algunos de nuestros seres queridos mayores. Con base en esta información, Hospice of Santa Barbara está considerando la posibilidad de comenzar un grupo de apoyo para apoyar a los miembros de la familia durante este tiempo. Mientras que, desafortunadamente, no incluye el contacto personal, hay formas para que las familias se mantengan conectadas con sus seres queridos mayores, como FaceTime, Zoom, tarjetas y cartas. Si existe alguna confusión acerca de las precauciones y los pasos que debes tomar con respecto a un adulto mayor que te importa o si tu eres un adulto mayor, visita la página de recursos de California COVID-19 sobre adultos mayores en https://aging.ca.gov /COVID-19/ Cuídate,

David Selberg

David Selberg

CEO, Hospice of SB

CEO, Hospice of SB

Hacer frente a COVID-19

Coping With COVID-19 In response to the growing need to support the Greater Santa Barbara community, HSB now offers a comprehensive resource page called “Coping With COVID-19.” It includes videos and articles by our Community Education staff of dedicated experts, therapists, and clergy. Topics include relevant issues we are all facing during the global pandemic. You can find information on grieving the loss of normalcy, managing panic and anxiety, cultivating resilience and compassion, ways for seniors to cope with isolation, help for teens navigating the loss of their school routine while maintaining social relationships, ideas for parents to allay their child’s worry or fear of death, ways to manage grief and memorialize a loved one at home, and more. For more info visit www.Hospiceofsantabarbara.org

En respuesta a la creciente necesidad de apoyar a la comunidad de Santa Bárbara, HSB ahora ofrece una página de recursos integral llamada “Hacer frente a COVID-19.” Incluye videos y artículos de nuestro personal de Educación Comunitaria de expertos dedicados, terapeutas y clérigos. Los temas incluyen problemas relevantes que todos estamos enfrentando durante la pandemia global. Puedes encontrar información sobre el duelo por la pérdida de la normalidad, el control del pánico y la ansiedad, el cultivo de la resiliencia y la compasión, las formas en que las personas mayores pueden hacer frente al aislamiento, ayuda para los adolescentes que navegan por la pérdida de su rutina escolar mientras mantienen relaciones sociales, ideas para que los padres alivien la preocupación de los hijos/as o miedo a la muerte, formas de controlar el duelo y conmemorar a un ser querido en el hogar, y más. Para más información visita www.Hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Coping with COVID-19 Series In response to the growing need to support the Greater Santa Barbara community, HSB now offers a comprehensive resource page called “Coping With COVID-19.” It includes videos and articles by our Community Education staff of dedicated experts, therapists, and clergy. To learn more, please visit: www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Stay Healthy, Active, and Connected!

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Community News Montecito Bank & Trust appoints two new members to Board of Directors


IRI MARSHALL AND JOSHUA RABINOWITZ have been appointed to the Montecito Bank & Trust Board of Directors. “Montecito Bank & Trust has made significant and strategic investments in our Board of Directors over the past several years and these two appointments further demonstrate the commitment of our leadership to the future growth, stability, and longevity of our Bank. With wide-ranging experience in corporate and business law, both Siri and Josh bring a focused and knowledgeable approach to leadership that complements the experience and skills of our current Board members. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are extremely excited to welcome them, and I am confident their commitment to Siri Marshall personal and professional excellence will serve Montecito Bank & Trust well as we deliver on our promise to make the communities we serve better places to live and work,” noted Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO. Siri Marshall retired from General Mills as the SVP, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Governance and Compliance Officer after a 34 year career in corporate law and government affairs. Prior to that, Marshall held positions with Avon Products and Debevoise & Plimpton law firm in New York. Marshall has an impressive record of Board positions, including current roles with Equifax and Manchester Capital Management, and prior positions with Ameriprise Financial, Alphatec Holdings, and NovaCare to name a few. Complementing her corporate board roles, Marshall is also active on several non-profit boards including Direct Relief, the Yale Center for Corporate Law, and the Yale Law School Fund. Marshall commented, “I have long admired Montecito Bank & Trust’s commitment to our community and its consistent support for local businesses, individuals, and our many non-profit organizations. I look forward to being part of this dedicated and innovative team.” Josh Rabinowitz Josh Rabinowitz is an attorney practicing at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, and has been in practice in Santa Barbara since moving back with his wife in 2000. He specializes in representing businesses and individuals in their real estate, business, and related legal needs. On his appointment, Rabinowitz stated, “I had the privilege of knowing and working with Michael Towbes for almost 20 years. He was very proud of Montecito Bank & Trust’s accomplishments in our community. I am honored to join the Board of Directors, work with an incredible management team, and do my part to continue Mike’s amazing legacy.”


Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Announces Scholarship Awards


HE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA has awarded college scholarships totaling more than $6 million to 1,797 Santa Barbara County students for the 2020-21 academic year. Recipients were notified of their awards on Friday, May 15th. “This news could not come at a better time. In spite of everything our community has endured in recent months, we are helping almost 1,800 students get a college education. This organization’s status as Santa Barbara County’s leading provider of college scholarships and financial aid advising services is undiminished,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson. Of the $6,000,694 awarded this year, $2,897,798 will help support 1,000 students in north county communities, and $3,102,896 will help support 797 students in south county communities. Scholarship Scholarship Fdn awards for undergraduate students average President and CEO $2,734. Overall (for both graduate and Barbara Robertson undergraduate students), awards average $3,357. Scholarships can be used for college, graduate, and vocational studies, including law school and medical school. Scholarship Fdn Board Chair Christie “As encouraging as these numbers are, more needs to be Glanville done,” said Scholarship Foundation Board Chair Christie Glanville. “The Foundation was forced to turn away 1,021 applicants this year owing to a funding shortfall. We look forward to working with our many generous donors and other community partners to reduce this number in the coming year.” The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded nearly $130 million to more than 53,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. www.sbscholarship.org

Farmers Market Adds Energy to the Pedestrian Promenade By Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE


PEN SPACE ON STATE STREET has become a break through moment for Santa Barbara, with the City taking the lead by closing seven blocks of the busiest street in town to allow new kinds of activities to engage the public and stimulate business. The promenade is slated to remain open the entire summer, with the City Council leaving the door open to continuing the new program. Dubbed a Pedestrian Promenade, with oodles of bikes and some musicians joining the opening moments, State Street was transformed overnight into an active and safe environment to be outdoors, eat, and enjoy the benefits of living in Santa Barbara. “Overall I’m impressed with the positive comments regarding the OPENING, both city staff and businesses’ willingness to be flexible and responsive as we (finally) try this out, and the majority of the public’s responsible attitude and behavior in regard to masking and distancing. It continues to be a work in progress that is open to suggestions and constructive input,” commented Councilmember Mike Jordan, about the new Pedestrian Promenade. The Farmers Market on Tuesday offered a perfect fit, supporting newly reopened businesses and allowing folks to buy local goods. Stretching from Cota to Canon Perdido, the market had a colorful and upbeat presence on the open street in the heart of downtown. This week’s briefing by Mayor Cathy Murillo was both informative and reassuring as the City responds during the unusual circumstances caused by the current health crisis. You may send your comments to: OutdoorDining@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

Music Academy Introduces new CFO Mimi Do and Director of Legacy Giving Jill Rode


IMI DO AND JILL RODE HAVE JOINED THE TEAM of The Music Academy of the West. Do will be Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration, and Rode will take on the newly created position of Director of Legacy Giving. Mimi Do, who joins the Music Academy this June, has extensive experience as a CFO consultant for multiple non-profits at Jones & Associates in Los Angeles, recently managing a staff of 19 serving 30 non-profit organizations. Previously, she was the CFO for the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts with oversight of all aspects of finance, human resources, insurance, facilities, information technology, and operations. Do also served as the Budget Manager for the Boston Symphony Orchestra for four years. Do holds a master’s degree in Public Administration, Management, and Finance from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. Additionally, she studied in South Korea on a Fulbright Scholarship. “Mimi Do has an impressive wealth of experience leading finance and operations for multiple non-profit businesses. Her experience in the music industry with benchmark performing arts organizations such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Juilliard School has prepared her well for her new role at the Music Academy,” shared Scott Reed, President & CEO. Mimi Do Jill Rode most recently served as Chief Development Officer at the Channel Islands YMCA network for the past six years, supervising seven branches of the YMCA to support them in raising funds for operations, scholarships, capital improvements, and the endowment. In her new Music Academy role, Rode will steward the relationships of the Academy’s active Encore Society members, while working to build new estate and legacy giving relationships. Rode has been a professional fundraiser on the Central Coast for 30 years. A past president of the Junior League of Santa Barbara and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she previously held positions including Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross Central Coast Region, Director of Development for the Santa Barbara Zoo, and Director of Development for the Santa Barbara Symphony. Rode earned a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She resides in Santa Jill Rode Barbara with her husband and two teen daughters. “Expanding our team to incorporate a Director of Legacy Giving ensures that we are constantly focused on the sustainability of our programs. Jill Rode’s skill set in fundraising and passion for our mission make her the perfect fit for this new role,” shared Jonathan Bishop, Chief www.musicacademy.org Advancement Officer.


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By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

Sailing Photos by Stepainie Johnstone

IKE A GREAT SLEEPING BEAR waking up from a Winter’s nap, Santa Barbara is beginning to shake off its weeks long slumber to discover a reconfigured landscape. News keeps coming (and going!) regarding how to best navigate a completely unfamiliar Reality: as of this weekend, the recently cordoned off State Street pedestrian zone – accommodating restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues – and the waterfront with beach spacing and parking challenges. Think of it as an equation: six foot social distancing and limited groupings of ten multiplied by What are we going to do now? If the sunny Memorial Day holiday weekend was an example, it was indeed a work in progress, to coin a phrase! A quick look up and down State Street at Canon Perdido had a surreal feel to it: pedestrians and bikers making their way up and down the middle of the street as if they too were a little confused, and also… freed. A ride down to Cabrillo Boulevard revealed that parking lots from East Beach to the westerly Leadbetter were jammed – not a parking place in sight. The beaches themselves were dotted with umbrellas and small groups and appeared very socially distanced (and possibly patrolled!) but the sidewalks looked like Fifth Avenue during rush hour – in other words, back to normal. It’s clear that this will continue to be a work in progress, not only here, but in every time zone on the planet. Resuming the water sports for which Santa Barbara is known remains a challenge under the mandate of social distancing. With the warmer weather and the lifting of regulations in

California, the issue is definitely front and center on the waterfront as it is elsewhere. Whether it be scenic cruising, whale watching, harbor transport, motor boats, or sailboats, public safety remains a top priority. As with most sporting events, sailboat racing has been on hiatus in our local waters, also a popular location for sailboat racers nationwide. Local racing enthusiasts from the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the Sailing Club are waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit, for races to begin! Brad Schaupeter, the Yacht Club’s racing director has engaged the yachting community in developing guidelines within the perimeters of the COVID-19 protocol. Schaupeter posed a question to the various fleets representing differing sailboat models and sizes: “What’s the least amount of crew your boat can be sailed with safely and effectively while maintaining reasonable distance between crew members most of the time?” Individual boaters have been requested to provide a plan to manage a minimum crew with a the maximum of space on their boats to comply with social distancing. One enthusiastic racer who lives here at my house has come up with a plan – to scale – how to effectively utilize crew under the guidelines of Santa Barbara County’s Phase 2 requirements – masks included, naturally! Thinking this through takes much time and effort, but it’s definitely worth it to jump start the racing schedule. Pretty nifty, wouldn’t you agree? Sailboat racing serves simply as a metaphor for the ‘work in progress’ definition of the New Normal. Each venue, business, and social gathering has to embark into uncharted waters to navigate our reconfigured territory. It is certainly a reminder of how quickly the world can change, and continues to change, from one day to the next! A very wise person I knew once said, “Within chaos infinite possibilities exist,” and we are beginning to see that creativity now. Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter of life in the year 2020... Photos by Sigrid Toye

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

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Someone’s In The Kitchen!

Can The City Please Keep This Up?


By Amanda and Richard Payatt / Special to VOICE

Photos by Richard and Amanda Payatt

OR OUR ONE HUNDREDTH FOOD AND WINE ARTICLE FOR THIS MAGAZINE, we will make a slight departure: We will review the City of Santa Barbara’s recent opening of State Street. And we give it a two-thumbs-up review. As most of you know, the City allowed restaurants in Santa Barbara to open for sit down table service (as opposed to the recent to-go only mandates) this last Friday. As of four o’clock on Friday, restaurants could open for something that looked like regular business. Since social distancing requirements meant that most restaurants would lose half of their tables, the City and the County Health Department is allowing restaurants to expand onto the sidewalk, into their parking lots, and also onto the parking spaces adjacent to the front of the restaurant. All this is with the aim of keeping tables of diners six feet from each other. This is a very sensible solution, because few sit-down restaurants could ever hope to survive with only half of their capacity. Some provided full table service, others still had the food ‘to-go’ but had set out lovely tables to enjoy it. And to help matters along, the City also closed nine blocks of downtown State Street at four o’clock on Friday. To this end, restaurants downtown could, and a few did, spill out into the street, making downtown feel more alive than it has seemed in years. With palm trees marking the ends of each block, and most stop lights set to the ‘four way stop’ mode, a stroll down State became a wonderful and romantic thing. Social distancing was easily achieved, because pedestrians had both the street and the sidewalks to walk in. Some photos make it look like the street was jammed like it is during Fiesta, but we think that is mostly due to the low angle of the view. In our five trips down the length of State Street, we never felt crowded. In fact, we sometimes had whole blocks where there were no more than a handful of people walking at all. For us, we had a chance to visit several of our favorite restaurants and sit… on State Street itself. At dusk, this was simply magical. What could be more wonderful than sipping a perfect martini from Good Lion and munching on a crispy duck salad from Sama-Sama while the world promenades gently by? So, the idea is a success. We want the City to keep doing it. And when the shut-down is all over, we would like to bring our out of town friends to enjoy this special feeling. We don’t want this closure of State Street to end. Yes, this is a temporary closure. But in talking to our

Mayor, the City itself did not know how long the closure might last. The whole thing is an experiment. Restaurant owners that we have spoken with are all delighted. Yes, many were running a little short staffed. Yes, the City didn’t give much notice about Friday. Yes, sometimes it was a limited menu for the customers. Yes, everything is a little up in the air. But it brought in the first good day of business that so many of our beloved restaurants have had in two months. The restaurant owners, and many of the wine bars who paired up with restaurants to serve food, all thought it was a success. And right now, they need a little success to stay open. And people didn’t seem to mind the ad hoc nature of things. They were happy. Everywhere. So, for our one hundredth column, we would like to give a very positive review to the City for being willing to try something new. And we would like to ask the City Council and our Mayor to please consider making the closure of State Street a permanent closure. It will bring people and glamour back to a fading part of the City that has been on life support for too long. So, please… can we keep this up? In closing, we would like to thank our editor and publisher, Mark and Kerry, for asking us to do this intermittent column a dozen years ago. We have had no end of fun doing it. We have met wonderful people along the way. And we look forward to another hundred appearances of this column.

Poetic VOICE

Without a day not given to others Carolyn Forché

What You Have Heard Is True (2019) | In The Lateness Of The World (2020)

Your cinerary box was light, but filled with you it weighed eight pounds. Nevertheless, we each wanted our turn carrying you up the mountain. We passed the roofless chapel, the crater, the graves of the youngest, the camping place, the secret paths, the impossible stone road. We came upon the shivering trees where the magical foreign doctor was said to dig out bullets with a penknife and supply the children

Carolyn Forché

with iron by dipping rusty nails in water. We came upon the past, where the holes were dug, and if you dug there now you’d fill quite a sack with bones. We don’t stop to dig there. We carried your box to another place, not as far as we would have liked, but far enough, where we all had our pictures taken with you, and then your box posed with your former truck, that will now belong to the priest you saved from prison. The truck seemed to know what had happened. We spent a long time piling stones around the trees, even the mayor who was once a fighter himself in these hills piled stones. Then with cupped hands we tossed your remains into a coppice of cedars. You flew a little, your soft ash flew, settling on the stones under the trees. A camouflage moth alighted on the tree where most of you fell, and there your friend worked his machete until a cross appeared, and within it a Christ of sap and grain. The moth then vanished into the jacaranda and dragonflies arrived, hovering, then from nowhere butterflies rained into the coppice, blue mariposas, as they sometimes do into the roofless chapel, and as dragonflies whirred above us a camouflage moth held still with its wings open, and the mariposas rose and fell until all was dust and wings—you in flight—leaving a life without a day not given to others, leaving us to stand in a sunlit clearing of butterflies and ash where your soul is loosed.

Georgetown University’s Professor Forché seems to float a little for one rooted in her Slovak history, international connections with artists and activists, harrowing El Salvador experiences—witnessing and documenting atrocities, close calls with rape, mutilation, death, and disappearance. She attended a mass and blessing with Monsenor Romero who was assassinated one week later. Carolyn was placed in front of the church in hopes that the soldiers en route to kill the hundreds of protestors seeking sanctuary on the grounds would think better of murdering them and the blonde americano. It worked. When seven, she asked her mother to explain the graphic Death Camp scenes in Life Magazine that would haunt her life. Early Confession

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“It was as if he had stood me squarely before the world, removed the blindfold, and ordered me to open my eyes.” This last line of Carolyn Forché’s memoir, What You Have Heard Is True, defines Leonel Gómez Vides (1940-2009), guide into activism and witness—her subsequent life’s work—during several trips to El Salvador beginning in 1978. It is wondrous to have the chosen details of a major artist’s awakening into who we came to revere—say, Van Gogh’s Letters, or Patti Smith’s Just Kids (2010) each, with Forché’s memoir, major works of art. Which means that to be fully captured by these stories leaves us permanently altered, feeling that something nearly unsayable has been received forever. We mirror then the artist’s journey, and Forché’s led directly from El Salvador to her poetry collections: The Country Between Us (1981); Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993—her selection of poems on genocide by poets around the world); The Angel of History (1994); Blue Hour (2003); a second anthology, Poetry of Witness (2014); and finally, In The Lateness Of The World (2020). She distinguished herself at 26 as Yale Younger Poet of 1975 with Gathering The Tribes (1976). Denise Levertov, a giant of post WWII poetry, said of The Country Between Us: “Here’s a poet who’s doing what I want to do, what I want to see all of us poets doing in this time without any close parallels or precedents in history: she is creating poems in which there is no seam between personal and political, lyrical and engaged. And she’s doing it magnificently, with intelligence and musicality, with passion and precision.” Leonel Vides was a hard to pigeonhole human rights activist instrumental in brokering the peace agreement between the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front and the military junta in 1992 after nearly 13 years of war. When he died in 2009, Forché and his daughters, with colleagues from the long struggle, scattered his ashes. In 2017, I was lucky to be in Vermont to hear her read this poem now in her new collection—it is a fitting confluence of the memoir and the poetry: Ashes To Guazapa

Richard and Amanda Payatt have 40+ years of publishing experience between them. With decades in the food and wine industries (both are sommeliers), they bring readers “In the Kitchen/In the Cellar” with a focus on the people that create the food and wine we enjoy.

If I had never walked the snow fields, heard the iced birch, leant against the wind hard toward distant houses, ever distant, wind in the coat, snow over the boot tops, supper fires in windows far across the stubbly farms, none of them my house until the end, the last, and late, always late, despite how early I’d set off wearing gloves of glass, a coat standing up by itself. If I had never reached the house, but instead lain down in the drifts to finish a dream, if I had finished, would I have reached the rest of my life, here, now, with you whispering: “must not sleep, not rest, must not take flight, must wake.”

Honors high and many have found, and will continue to find, the memoir and the poetry. Richard Jarrette—author of Beso the Donkey (2010), A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (2015), The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (2017), The Pond (2019), and Strange Antlers (2021).

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A Year-End Moment To Recognize And Reflect

Join UC Santa Barbara Theater/Dance Chair Irwin Appel and Vice-Chair Christina McCarthy for an online gathering to look back at the year that was and look forward to the future. Some featured Theater/Dance majors will share their perspectives and the Theater/Dance community will ‘raise a glass’ to all that has been accomplished during these extraordinary times. Join in on Friday, May 29th at 4pm at: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/96434603726

SBPL Works! is here to Help Job Seekers

Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? While the SB Public Library is closed as a COVID-19 precaution, their professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. This program is free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at the link below or leave a voicemail at 805-564-5633. www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/events/sbpl_works!/sbpl_works!.asp

Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness Mental health is always important, but we know the last couple months have been very challenging for a lot of us. You are not alone, and if you need help, find links to community and national resources at www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/ collections/research_by_subject/mental_health_wellness.asp

The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope, whether you’re interested in getting into meditation, looking for ways to manage your anxiety, or looking to read personal memoirs of people who have overcome challenges. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://blackgold.overdrive.com/blackgold-


State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series

Aleppo will screen along with Nobody Dies Here and April in Autumn on Friday, May 29th as part of the Ojai Film Festival’s new online film series, “Festival Highlights” that will run through June 26th. Over the sixweek series, each Friday the festival plans to release a block of films. Aleppo se proyectará junto con Nobody Dies Here y April in Autumn el viernes, 29 de mayo como parte de la nueva serie de películas en línea del Festival de Cine de Ojai, “Lo más destacado del festival” que se extenderá hasta el 26 de junio. Durante la serie de seis semanas, cada viernes el festival planea lanzar un bloque de películas.

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Cal Lutheran University Free Webinars

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership will present a webinar titled Board Recruiting in 2020 on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:30am. Join the meeting to learn about practical strategies and tools to connect your organization’s needs with the people willing to give their time, talent, and treasure to your mission. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_


Through June 19th, Solstice will be hosting a series of donation based online workshops that will teach you how to make masks, headdresses, costumes, troll wigs, hats, wild hair, crowns, and puppets. Find a full class and festival line up at:


Then on Thursday, June 4th at 9:30am join the Strategic Partnerships: Collaborative Practices to Sustain Impact webinar. This webinar provides an introduction to the array of strategic relationships that can advance greater impact and sustainability for nonprofit organizations. Register at https://us02web.zoom.


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UCSB Gevirtz School Webinar Series for Parents & Caregivers

Join a series of hour-long Zoom webinars free and open to the public. In each session, a Gevirtz School professor will provide helpful, theory-based practical tips, as well as take questions from participants. Presented in English and Spanish, each session will be posted on the Gevirtz School website. “Family Resilience in Stressful and Uncertain Times” with Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd at 11am. This webinar will explore the idea of resilience and how it can be cultivate and encouraged. It will be followed by “Staying in this Together: Tips for Adapting and Coping” with Dr. Erika Felix on Thursday, June 11th at 6pm. Participants must register to receive the link for each Zoom meeting. https:// Photo by David Bazemore

Beginning on Wednesday, June 3rd, with the following dates

June 24th, July 22nd, August 19th, and September 16th, State Street Ballet will present some of the greatest moments in their artistic history on CYA.Live. It is the world’s first interactive, multi-way, live events web platform for virtual engagement with large audiences. Viewers will be able to watch performances in the comfort of their own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company. The inaugural event on June 3rd will be made up of two short documentaries to give audiences an introduction to the look and feel of this unique ballet ensemble. An Inside Look: State Street Ballet, will be free of charge and accessible worldwide on the CYA.Live platform. All performances will begin at 5pm.

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Join UC Santa Barbara Theater/Dance Chair Irwin Appel and Vice-Chair Christina McCarthy for an online gathering to look back at the year that was and look forward to the future on Friday, May 29th at 4pm via Zoom. Únete a Irwin Appel, presidente de UC Santa Barbara Theater/Dance, y a la vicepresidenta Christina McCarthy para una reunión en línea para mirar hacia atrás en el año que fue y mirar hacia el futuro el viernes, 29 de mayo a las 4pm a través de Zoom.

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Summer Solstice Virtual Participation & Workshops

Summer Solstice will be hosting a delightful, energetic, brightly costumed

At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together now more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications each week about the next event in the webinar series. www.adl.org/webinars To watch archived webinars in the series, visit www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEPACLR6xldqDzHj4dkQb-HSizqdgWtiJ

Ojai Film Festival Online Film Series

In this time of self-quarantine, the Ojai Film Festival presents frustrated moviegoers with a new online film series. “Festival Highlights” will run through June 26th. Over the six-week series, each Friday the festival plans to release a block of films running approximately two hours and twenty minutes. The films will then remain available for viewing on the festival’s website until July 17th. The films will be available at https://ojaifilmfestival.com/category/festivalhighlights

The lineup for Friday, May 29th includes Aleppo, Nobody Dies Here, and April in Autumn.

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May 29, 2020

Un momento de fin de año para reconocer y reflexionar

Únete a Irwin Appel, presidente de UC Santa Barbara Theater/Dance, y a la vicepresidenta Christina McCarthy para una reunión en línea para mirar hacia atrás en el año que fue y mirar hacia el futuro. Algunos estudiantes destacados de Theater/Dance compartirán sus puntos de vista y la comunidad de Theater/Dance brindarán por todo lo que se ha logrado durante estos tiempos extraordinarios. Únete el viernes, 29 de mayo a las 4pm en: https://ucsb.zoom. us/j/96434603726

SBPL Works! está aquí para ayudar a quienes buscan trabajo

¿Buscas trabajo o mejorar tus habilidades profesionales? Mientras que la Biblioteca Pública de SB está cerrada por precaución de COVID-19, su personal profesional en su programa de desarrollo de la fuerza laboral SBPL Works! están listos para ayudarte con consultas individuales en inglés o español de forma remota. Este programa es gratuito y abierto a todos con cita previa. Completa la encuesta en el siguiente enlace o deja un correo de voz llamando al 805-564-5633.

en 2020 el miércoles, 3 de junio a las 10:30am. Únete a la reunión para conocer estrategias y herramientas prácticas para conectar las necesidades de tu organización con las personas dispuestas a dar su tiempo, talento y tesoro a su misión. Regístrate en https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_


Luego, el jueves, 4 de junio a las 9:30am, únete al seminario web Alianzas estratégicas: prácticas de colaboración para mantener el impacto. Este seminario web ofrece una introducción a la variedad de relaciones estratégicas que pueden promover un mayor impacto y sostenibilidad para las organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Regístrate en https://

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Serie de seminarios web de la Escuela Gevirtz de UCSB para padres Y cuidadores

Únete a una serie de seminarios web de Zoom de una hora gratis y abiertos al público. En cada sesión, un profesor de la Escuela Gevirtz proporcionará consejos prácticos y útiles, basados en la teoría, y responderá preguntas de los participantes. Presentado en inglés y Si necesitas ayuda para encontrar un español, cada sesión se publicará en el trabajo o desarrollar las habilidades www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/ sitio web de la Escuela Gevirtz. que necesitas para conseguirlo, events/sbpl_works!/sbpl_works!.asp “La resiliencia familiar en tiempos llama a SBPL Works! en 805-564estresantes e inciertos” con la Dra. 5633. Los educadores profesionales Recursos de la Biblioteca y brindan asistencia personalizada Maryam Kia-Keating tendrá lugar el para la búsqueda de empleo y comunitarios para el bienestar miércoles, 3 de junio a las 11am. Este lecciones de computación. Este seminario web explorará la idea de la programa es gratuito, abierto a mental resiliencia y cómo puede cultivarse y todos y los servicios también están La salud mental siempre es disponibles en español. fomentarse. importante, pero sabemos que los Será seguido por “Permanecer últimos dos meses han sido muy difíciles juntos en esto: consejos para adaptarse para muchos de nosotros. No estás solo y hacer frente” con la Dra. Erika Felix el y, si necesitas ayuda, encuentra enlaces a recursos comunitarios jueves, 11 de junio a las 6pm. y nacionales en www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/collections/ Los participantes deben registrarse para recibir el enlace research_by_subject/mental_health_wellness.asp La Biblioteca también tiene libros y recursos para ayudarte a para cada reunión de Zoom. https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/ register/WN_3e_RekCYSbaDX68n5rvwbQ sobrellevar la situación, ya sea que estés interesado en meditar, en buscar formas de controlar tu ansiedad o en leer memorias personales de personas que han superado desafíos. Explora la colección del Mes de concientización sobre la salud mental en Overdrive https://blackgold.overdrive.com/blackgoldIf you need help finding a job or building the skills you need to get a job, call SBPL Works! at 805-5645633. Professional educators provide one-on-one job search assistance and computer lessons. This program is free, open to all, and services are also available in Spanish.


Serie virtual de verano de State Street Ballet

A partir del miércoles, 3 de junio, con las siguientes fechas 24 de junio, 22 de julio, 19 de agosto y 16 de septiembre, State Street Ballet presentará algunos de los mejores momentos de su historia artística en CYA.Live. Es la primera plataforma web de eventos en vivo interactiva, multidireccional del mundo para un compromiso virtual con grandes audiencias. Los espectadores podrán ver presentaciones en la comodidad de su propio hogar y al mismo tiempo interactuar con los miembros de la compañía. El evento inaugural del 3 de junio estará compuesto por dos documentales cortos para dar al público una introducción a la apariencia de este conjunto de ballet único. Una mirada al interior: State Street Ballet, será gratuito y accesible en todo el mundo en la plataforma CYA.Live. Todas las presentaciones www.CYA.Live o StateStreetBallet.com empezarán a las 5pm.

Seminarios web gratuitos de la Universidad Cal Lutheran

El Centro para el Liderazgo sin fines de lucro presentará un seminario web titulado Reclutamiento de la mesa directiva

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Summer Solstice Celebration will be hosting a Virtual Solstice Parade at 12 noon on Saturday, June 20th. Those interested in participating can submit videos or pictures for the Virtual Solstice Parade by June 6th. For more info visit www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade or see page 23. Summer Solstice Celebration organizará un Desfile de solsticio virtual a las 12 del mediodía del sábado, 20 de junio. Los interesados en participar pueden enviar videos o fotos para el Desfile del Solsticio Virtual antes del 6 de junio. Para obtener más información, visita www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade o consulta la página 23.

Participación virtual y talleres de Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice organizará un Desfile de Solsticio Virtual encantador, enérgico, con disfraces brillantes y mágicos a las 12 del mediodía del sábado, 20 de junio. Los interesados en participar pueden enviar videos o imágenes para el Desfile del Solsticio Virtual antes del 6 de junio usando https://wetransfer. com o por correo electrónico media@solsticeparade.com. Las pautas de presentación completas están disponibles en www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade

Hasta el 19 de junio, Solstice organizará una serie de talleres en línea basados en donaciones que te enseñarán cómo hacer máscaras, tocados, disfraces, pelucas de troll, sombreros, cabello salvaje, coronas y títeres. Encuentra una clase y la programación del festival completa en: www.virtualsolstice2020.com/

Seminarios web: Combatiendo el odio desde casa

En un momento en que todos podemos sentirnos aislados, necesitamos unirnos ahora más que nunca para enfrentarnos al antisemitismo y el extremismo. La Liga Anti-Difamación está ofreciendo una serie de seminarios web, Combatiendo el odio desde casa, para ayudar a unir e informar a la comunidad. Regístrate en la lista de correo electrónico de ADL para recibir notificaciones cada semana sobre el próximo evento en la serie de seminarios web. www.adl.org/webinars Para ver seminarios web archivados en la serie, visita www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEPACLR6xldqDzHj4dkQb-HSizqdgWtiJ

Serie de películas en línea por el Festival de cine de Ojai

En esta época de cuarentena, el Festival de cine de Ojai presenta a los cinéfilos frustrados con una nueva serie de películas en línea. “Lo más destacado del festival” se extenderá hasta el 26 de junio. Durante la serie de seis semanas, cada viernes el festival planea lanzar un bloque de películas que durará aproximadamente dos horas y veinte minutos. Las películas permanecerán disponibles en el sitio web del festival hasta el 17 de julio. Las películas estarán disponibles en https://ojaifilmfestival.com/category/festivalhighlights

Las películas seleccionadas para el viernes, 29 de mayo incluye Aleppo, Nobody Dies Here, y April in Autumn.

Los estacionamientos de tiempo medido en toda la ciudad serán enforzados a partir del 1 de junio State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series kicks off on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5pm with two short documentaries to give audiences an introduction to the look and feel of this unique ballet ensemble. An Inside Look: State Street Ballet, will be free of charge and accessible worldwide on the CYA.Live platform. La Serie virtual de verano de State Street Ballet comienza el miércoles, 3 de junio a las 5pm con dos documentales cortos para dar al público una introducción a la apariencia de este conjunto de ballet único. Una mirada al interior: State Street Ballet, será gratuito y accesible en todo el mundo en la plataforma CYA.Live.

A medida que la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara empieza a abrir negocios de acuerdo con el enfoque gradual, el Control de estacionamiento de la ciudad empezará a enforzar activamente todas las zonas de estacionamientos de tiempo medido a partir del 1 de junio. El Control de estacionamiento de la ciudad emitirá advertencias antes de la fecha de enforzamiento del primero del mes. Las regulaciones de estacionamiento que involucran el barrido de calles de la ciudad se incorporarán gradualmente en una fecha posterior. Estacionamientos en el centro de la ciudad aún ofrecerán estacionamiento gratuito.

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Which Letter Describes This Pandemic?


By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

HE CONFERENCE BOARD’S CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY will help to predict the strength of this recovery from COVID-19. I believe its strength will be determined by the degree of “uncertainty” felt by consumers. A look at past pandemics hints at what its shape might be. In the words of Lynn Franco, Senior Director of Economic Indicators, “Following two months of rapid decline, the freefall in Confidence stopped in May… Short-term expectations moderately increased as the gradual re-opening of the economy helped improve consumers’ spirits. However, consumers remain concerned about their financial prospects… While the decline in confidence appears to have stopped for the moment, the uneven path to recovery and potential second wave are likely to keep a cloud of uncertainty hanging over consumers’ heads.” Economists are, therefore, trying to determine if the U.S. economy sinks back into recession in a second wave of infections in the fall, or even a third wave, as in past pandemics. Right now, some economists are predicting a ‘V’ shaped recovery with GDP growth gaining traction after two quarters of negative growth. Just under half of 45 economists responding to a Reuters poll earlier this month said the U.S. economic recovery would be “U” shaped, which probably means at least two quarters of negative growth, and a very slow recovery. Ten of those polled said it would be “V” shaped, and five said it would be “W” shaped. Fed Chairman Powell in recent comments at a press



conference following the U.S. central bank’s latest policy meeting indicated he sees more disruption than even the “W” camp. Powell said he believes the economy may go through a series of peaks and troughs for at least a year or more as the world battles to keep the virus under control. “John Kenneth Galbraith famously said that economic forecasting exists to make astrology look respectable,” said Powell. “We are now experiencing a whole new level of uncertainty, as questions only the virus can answer complicate the outlook.” This happened with the 1918-20 Spanish Flu pandemic that killed some 700-900,000 Americans. Its fall resurgence in deaths after a summer break created an 18-month recession from January 1920 to July 1922. It was considered a mild recession with GNP growth falling approximately eight percent. A chart of the Spanish flu combined with the DOW-Jones Index shows how the stock market behaved during that time — the DOW fell with every resurgence of deaths. It wasn’t until the third death rate spike began to subside in early spring of 1919 that the DOW rose, though economic growth didn’t resume until the end of the recession in 1922, and the decade became known as the “roaring twenties.” Two lesser-known pandemics based on bird influenzas in 1958 and 1968 also caused more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asian Flu”). It was first reported in Singapore in February 1957, Hong Kong in April 1957, and in coastal cities in the United States in summer 1957. The estimated number of deaths was 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. Several short and mild recessions followed the two pandemics; the first was in 1958 when GDP growth was a negative -1.54 percent in Q1 1958. GDP growth began to plunge again in Q1 1968 following the second Avian flu pandemic that killed approximately100,000 in the U.S., ending with the 1970

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recession. The point is, pandemics have always caused a substantial drop in GDP growth, and this recession is shaping into another Great Recession lasting at least two quarters, before beginning to recover in the fall or next winter. That is why Dr. Fauci has been so vocal in supporting continued vigilance and preparedness for an additional outbreak. And Dr. Rick Bright, the recently transferred director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority director at HHS said, “The mortality of the pandemic could be ‘unprecedented’ and ultimately outstrip the 50 million casualties of the 1918 influenza epidemic without a science-based national response to the pandemic.” It’s going to be a difficult call, in other words, as to which letter will better describe the length of this recession due to COVID-19. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter. com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics. com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com

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

Caring for Caregivers during COVID-19


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E AT HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA KNOW THAT CAREGIVERS ARE UNDER A HEAVY BURDEN these days and we are here to help counteract caregiver burnout. During the increased stress of this time of physical distancing, caregivers continue in the emotionally and physically tiring work of taking care of a loved one whose health is declining. They are not getting the respite care they rely on, friends and volunteers can no longer come for a few hours to give them a break. In home support care has been cut or discontinued. Without these important supports, we might be feeling overwhelmed or worried all the time, easily irritated, depressed, having trouble focusing, increased aches and pains, and not eating or sleeping well. These are all signs of stress, so please allow some time and attention for yourself. We recognize that this situation is a marathon rather than a sprint and none of us know how long these challenging conditions will last. It is important to find self-care practices that take care of us so that we can stay well. These are the times to do less so that we can last longer. We encourage caregivers to let go of extra duties, to relax some standards on what should be done. To prioritize what is truly necessary and let go of the rest for now. Friends, this is not a time for “I’m fine,” perfectionism, or “I can manage it all on my own.” Though many of us want to feel that way, right now it’s truly not functional. Please ask for help and receive help from family members, neighbors, and supportive local organizations. This might include having others shop and drop off food and supplies. Allow support agency staff to

help with navigating medical appointments, paperwork, and coordinating care. Ask friends to do phone or video check-ins with you and also with the person you are taking care of. This might allow you short breaks while another is paying full attention to them in this safe way. Celebrate the small successes, the moments of laughter or connection. Remember what has inspired and sustained you before in difficult times and revisit these books, music, movies, and practices. Do something each day that calms and centers you, something each day that connects you with a friend, something each day that makes you laugh. Utilize online support groups, meditation, or yoga classes. Reach out to a friend, Counselor, or Spiritual Care Counselor who will listen to you and allow yourself to spill all you’ve been holding. Lean into being cared for. Name all the emotions you may be having, it helps to acknowledge them. Even if it feels like whining or complaining, it’s helpful to let it out, to let it go. Cry if that’s what you need to do. These are hard times and you are coping with a lot. Imagine your friend giving you a hug. Hug yourself. Get outside, even if only for a few minutes. Take a few deep breathes. Feel the sun on your face, listen for the sound of the birds. Really look at a flower, notice the colors of the sky, or watch a hummingbird. Feel your feet on the ground. Taking several short breaks and moving your body during the day works. Eat nourishing food, it helps to give our bodies healthy fuel. Prioritize getting enough rest. Please take good care of yourself, you matter. If you feel any symptoms of burnout or are feeling overwhelmed, call Hospice of Santa Barbara at 805-563-8820, ask for Rebecca or Michele www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org so we can help you find the support you deserve.

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A Message to Our Community from Cottage Health CEO Ron Werft


HANKS TO YOUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY GUIDELINES OF STAYING AT HOME, social distancing, and masking when necessary, the prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities has remained low relative to many areas around the country. This has resulted in a stable to declining number of patients hospitalized here with COVID-19 in the past two weeks. Thus far, we have avoided the surge of patients that was predicted in early models prior to the guidelines being put into place. Although the Lompoc federal prison reports that more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, more than 700 of those have now recovered. The number of inmates requiring hospitalization has been managed by local hospitals without compromising our ability to care for others in need, and the downward trend is very encouraging. As a result of these trends – and with the support of state and local public health officers – after nearly two months of postponing nonemergent cases, physicians are now able to schedule patients in need of elective surgical and other clinical procedures at Cottage Health hospitals. Ron Werft A great deal of thought and preparation has gone into assuring that we can resume these procedures in a very safe manner. Thanks to many donations, an innovative collaboration among UCSB, local manufacturers, and Cottage, and diligent materials management efforts by Cottage staff, we have secured the necessary personal protective equipment to both protect our staff and provide safe care for more patients. In addition, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Stewart Comer and Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories, we have significantly expanded testing capacity and are now able to conduct COVID-19 testing for all patients prior to their scheduled surgery or specified procedure. As of this week, we are operating at approximately 75 percent of our normal schedule, providing safe medical care for those who need it. All of us at Cottage Health are grateful for the outpouring of support from our communities. National surveys show a very high level of trust, confidence, and appreciation for physicians, nurses, and hospitals and their response to COVID-19. However, surveys also show that many across the country are fearful about seeking care during this pandemic. On behalf of our medical staff, clinical and support staff, and infectious disease specialists, I assure you that Cottage Health hospitals are extremely safe. Here are some of the steps Cottage has taken to ensure safety for patients and staff: • Using specialized care units for patients with COVID-19, separate from those admitted for other conditions, with specific precautions and negative pressure airflow for infection prevention • Today, we have five patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Their care is provided by staff dedicated and trained specifically for and in the isolation unit. • Importantly, more than 225 patients who tested negative for COVID-19 are

safely receiving treatment for other conditions in other areas of the hospitals. • Pre-screening patients entering the Emergency Department and using isolation precautions if any symptoms are consistent with COVID-19 • Screening with temperature checks of physicians, staff, and anyone who enters the hospitals • COVID-19 testing for every patient admitted to the hospital, and for every patient prior to a scheduled surgery or procedure • Masking required for all staff in clinical areas and public areas • Using protective equipment based on infection control best practices • Providing staff training and education on COVID-19 care and infection prevention • Using state-of-the-art disinfectant protocols including UV light filtration on air handlers, Xenex ultraviolet robot for room cleaning, and routine monitoring of hand washing. With these measures in place, you can trust our health care team and hospitals with confidence. Please do not delay care needed to maintain and protect your health and wellness. Please share this information with others, so those in need do not unnecessarily postpone important medical treatment. As businesses in the community begin to open in accordance with state guidelines, Cottage will continue to monitor the virus prevalence, incidence, and hospitalization trends. Our systems are now well developed enabling us to quickly make adjustments if community needs change. We are hopeful that our community will continue to responsibly observe social distancing, masking, and avoiding large gatherings. As we know, the economic consequences of the pandemic have severely impacted many individuals and businesses in our community. For Cottage Health, the additional expenses and revenue loss to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in March and April has resulted in a negative impact of $34 million. In April, Cottage Health received $17.2 million through CARES Act funds distributed to hospitals. We are hopeful that additional funding will be provided. Thanks to the generosity of our community over many years, Cottage is able to withstand this without compromising the very high standards we uphold. Thanks to all of you who have donated supplies and funds to support our staff needs. Your donations to the Cottage Emergency Relief Fund have made a real difference in the lives of some of our caregivers whose lives have been impacted, like so many in our community, with the loss of spouse or partner jobs and income loss or unanticipated child care expenses. Thank you for thinking of them at this time. From all of us at Cottage Health, thank you for your trust and confidence and the very kind expressions of appreciation for our frontline caregivers and the entire health care team working around the clock to respond and care for this community. With gratitude,

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Montecito Bank & Trust holds virtual Anniversary Grants reception to honor nonprofits


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ONTECITO BANK & TRUST’S share their personal TRADITION OF GIVING BACK to connections to the the community was not deterred by the nonprofit recipients, pandemic. They had to get creative and and lively chatroom even though this year’s Anniversary Grants event banter persisted looked a little different, they were able to celebrate throughout the this year’s grant recipients without skipping a beat. event, congratulating Last week, local nonprofit representatives joined and thanking the Montecito Bank & Trust associates for a new twist nonprofits, cheering on the bank’s annual Anniversary Grants reception, on fellow associates, Janet Garufis, George Leis, Julie Castagnola, David Cater, cohost nominated Bishop nominated ASAP as the 28th Anniversary Grants event went and providing cohost Diego HS virtual. a chance “For the 45th anniversary of our bank for many of $49,500. All nonprofits were hand-selected by Bank we had planned a very special celebration the participants to reconnect with those associates after they campaigned, rallied, and voted in our Downtown Branch. But, for the they’ve not seen in a while due to social for the organizations that mean so much to them. first time in our history, circumstances distancing. Nonprofit recipients also received a dictate that we celebrate socially distanced The late founder, short promotional video showcasing from each other. I am sure Mr. Towbes Michael Towbes, created the each organization’s extraordinary work. would never have predicted this is how Anniversary Grants program During the virtual celebration, we would be celebrating 45 years, but I in 1993 to celebrate the Bank’s Leis encouraged bank associates to CEO Patricia know that he is proud of how this Bank anniversary by giving back. “continue to find ways to connect Keelean from and our community has come together He wanted to give associates Community while staying apart, support the local during this challenging time. On behalf influence in the direction of Action businesses that have supported all of of the entire Montecito Bank & Trust the Bank’s corporate giving Commission us, and for those who are able, give team, we look forward to the and to celebrate back and help those in need. It is times day where we can congratulate their philanthropic like these when we are reminded about this year’s recipients in person,” work in the how truly special our community is.” Executive Director commented Chairman & CEO, communities which John Aimonetti from Janet Garufis. in 2019 totaled To watch a recording of this The Center for Urban President & COO, George over 7,500 hours of Agriculture at Fairview year’s virtual reception, visit Montecito.bank/AnniversaryGrants Gardens Leis showcased his hosting volunteer service. skills serving as MC to a In honor of its virtually connected audience 45th anniversary, Montecito Montecito Bank & Trust is the of over 100, including bank Bank & Trust increased this oldest and largest locally owned associates, nonprofit recipients, year’s award grants from community bank in the Santa Executive Director Angela Walter Yates $2,000 to $4,500 to eleven and media. Participants Barbara and Ventura. from Animal Shelter Assistance Program local nonprofits, for a total of enjoyed the opportunity to

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ANTA BARBARA MTD’S 6TH ANNUAL YOUTH ART POSTER CONTEST was originally planned to take place this spring at various afterschool programs on the South Coast. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the afterschool programs were shuttered and the contest was put on hold. Not to worry—the Youth Art Poster Contest is now online and students can participate from the comfort of home. Students in first through sixth grade in Southern Santa Barbara County are invited to participate by drawing or painting original artwork that fits with this year’s theme of “Outdoor Adventure Buses.” The winning works of art will be featured inside MTD buses for the next year. MTD looks forward to seeing what kinds of creative works of art the students in our community will create, and are happy to give parents something to keep those antsy kids busy over the summer! Entries are due by July 31st and can be submitted in one of two ways: scanned and emailed to info@sbmtd.gov or mailed to MTD at 550 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

El concurso de carteles de arte juvenil de MTD se lanza en línea


L SEXTO CONCURSO ANUAL DE CARTELES DE ARTE JUVENIL DE SANTA BARBARA MTD originalmente se planeó para esta primavera en varios programas después de la escuela en la costa sur. Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, los programas después de la escuela se cerraron y el concurso se suspendió. Pero no hay por qué preocuparse—el concurso de carteles de arte juvenil está en línea ahora y los estudiantes pueden participar desde la comodidad de su casa. Los estudiantes de primero a sexto grado en el sur del condado de Santa Bárbara están invitados a participar para dibujar y pintar obras de arte originales que encajen con el tema de este año de “Autobuses de aventura al aire libre.” Las obras de arte ganadoras se presentarán dentro de los autobuses MTD el próximo año. ¡MTD espera ver qué tipos de obras de arte creativas crearán los estudiantes de nuestra comunidad, y les complace darles a los padres algo para mantener ocupados a esos niños inquietos durante el verano! Las obras deben entregarse antes del 31 de julio y pueden enviarse de dos maneras: escaneadas y enviadas por correo electrónico a info@sbmtd.gov o enviadas por correo a MTD a la dirección 550 Olive Street, Santa Bárbara, CA 93101.

10 WEST GALLERY: Art4Charity: benefit for Unity Shoppe • Open for 1 hour appts (director@10westgallery.com) & on-line • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711.

Marcia Burtt Gallery

517 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com


Resident Artist

Contest details, entry form, and the required artwork template can be found at sbmtd.gov/artcontest

Los detalles del concurso, el formulario de inscripción y la plantilla de arte requerida se pueden encontrar en sbmtd.gov/artcontest


Ruth Ellen Hoag

ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org/programs/art-gallery. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Closed at this time • On-line: www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/ online • 805-893-2951.

COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed at this time • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: Local Artists • 125 N Milpas • www.corridan-gallery.com • 805-966-7939. CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av (Lompoc) • 805-737-1129. DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • www.distinctiveframingnart.com • 805-882-2108.

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap. ARTISTE GALLERY: Los Olivos • 805-686-2626.

The Brooding Storm


Chris Fletcher

Cfletchersart.com • 805-964-3788 ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Contemporary art • 15 W Gutierrez St • www.elizabethgordongallery.com • 805-963-1157. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: 123 E Canon Perdido • 805-965-0093.

GraySpace Gallery 805-689-0858

www.RuthEllenHoag.com 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.

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed at this time • • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org.

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

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

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

GALLERIE SILO: 118-B Gray Av • 301-379-4669.

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.

GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • 805-965-6611. GALLERY 333: Closed at this time • 805-451-6919. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Closed at this time • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed at this time • 805-964-7878.

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.

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

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.

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

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700.

R. Anthony Askew Contemporary Art

ARTS FUND GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-965-7321. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed at this time • 805-897-3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu. BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 805-966-1707. CASA DE LA GUERRA: 15 E De la Guerra St • 805-965-0093. CASA DOLORES: Otomi Dream/Sueno Otomi ~ June 30 • José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 12-4pm • 805-963-1032. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 E Anapamu • 805-568-3994. MARY HEEBNER.COM Instagram @maryheebner BROMERGALLERY.COM

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

www.TheTouchofStone.com Contemporary Sculpture

Kerry Methner 805-570-2011

A. Michael Marzolla

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You’re Invited to the Summer Solstice Virtual Parade


O YOU NEED A LITTLE EXTRA DOSE OF HAPPY? Then join Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration as they present the first Virtual Solstice Parade. While we can’t be together on State Street, we can be together on ANY Street! Summer Solstice will be hosting a delightful, energetic, brightly costumed, and magical Virtual Solstice Parade. The parade will kick off at 12 noon on June 20th on computers and phones everywhere! Master of ceremonies and artistic director, Riccardo Morrison, will host the celebration. Before that though, artists are busy creating and Solstice needs you to get busy creating too! Costumes & Dance Moves Wanted! Get your costumes out, get your dance moves on, knock the dust of your ukelele, rev up those vocal cords, gather up the kids and your four-legged furry friends, and create some awe-inspiring moments of magic and be part of the celebration. We can’t do it without you! (Be sure to document it all with video and photos!)

Don’t Forget Your Pets! The entire community can participate in the virtual solstice parade by submitting up to a 20 second video of themselves or up to a 1-minute 30-second video

of a group or ensemble (or a photo) that will be edited together to go live at noon on June 20th! Are You More Of A Spectator? If watching the parade is more your style, we welcome you to be a spectator. Send us a picture of you or your family waving or saying “Happy Solstice!” in your favorite lawn chairs. Virtual Workshops: Through June 19th, Summer 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. A Sampling of Upcoming Classes: Every Thursday, 7-8pm: Earth Spirit Mask, Headdresses, and Costumes with Christine Harman – Live Zoom Class Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am: “Home Made” Parade for the Little Ones with Geoffrey Barber – Live Zoom Class Saturday, May 30th 10-11:30am: Motown Dance Party with “Dance for Humanity” Friday, June 5th, 7pm: Earthy Grooves with Polly Carey Find the full class and festival line is available at: www.virtualsolstice2020.com

Opportunities for Participation Deadline to Apply: June 6th! All videos and photos must be submitted by June 6th for inclusion in the virtual parade which will stream live June 20th at 12 noon. Submit photos to media@solsticeparade.com. Submit Videos using https://wetransfer.com. Find full submission guidelines at www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade Need some inspiration? Check out a demonstration video at the link below: https://youtu.be/ATvGBchQ6g Artists and Performers: If you’d like to teach an online class as part of the Solstice Virtual Workshop, fill out the form at: https://forms.gle/iFDVJ9AVRSCQ1Gjq6 Musicians and Bands: If you are interested in streaming live music as part of our virtual festival, fill out the form at: https://forms.gle/kERn84TrQwxvL1t2A Vendors, Exhibitors and Artists: If you’d like to showcase your retail business or artwork as part of our virtual vendor court, fill out the form at: https://forms.gle/ kXoVRscCZXhpN4eY7 Restaurants: If you’d like to showcase your restaurant as part of our virtual food court, fill out the form at: https://forms. gle/9JAywDxfh2DisuAj9 Applications will be vetted on a first come first serve basis with a priority on local contributors.

More Artists & Art Destinations 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.

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673.

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-5000.

PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300.

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

PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700.

Collage by

Beverley Jackson

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938. 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.

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed at this time; View lectures, art, & more on-line: www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404.


Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging artists with disabilities • 805-260-6705.

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

Malcolm Tuffnell Art Studio

Donations can be made via the website at https://solsticeparade.com/support/donate

SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070.

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

https://tuffnellarts.wixsite.com/-tuffnell-art-studio 805-965-8950

Sponsorship: If you would like to sponsor a class, live-stream event, or online gathering, email soladmin@solsticeparade. com. Your sponsorship will support the Solstice Celebration during these dark times, and help it survive beyond the 2020 crisis. Donations: Help the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration continue to offer artistic programming during this challenging time! A huge portion of workshop, parade, and festival funding has been lost due to COVID-19. Your support will go to pay the creative individuals who are making it all possible.

RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611.

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

Beach Ballerina

Don’t miss out! Send your photos and videos by June 6th!

Local Artist 805-453-2770


Mitra Cline www.mitracline.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDIO 121: 121 Santa Barbara St • 805-722- 0635.

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: TIME and MEMORY, Christopher Miles juror • www.westmont.edu/museum • 805-565-6162.

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.

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Leslie Lewis Sigler: Belonging & Susan McDonnell: A Quiet Nature ~ Jul 27; Angela Perko: Just Another Pretty Picture; UCSB MFA 20/20 • Call to reserve a private gallery time or view on-line: www.sullivangoss.com • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460.

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Closed at this time • 805-682-4711.

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed at this time • 805-688-7889.

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


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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

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

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

Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve during expanded hours on Weekends from 10am to 4pm (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.

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Santa Barbara County high school and college students have until June 2nd to submit their end of year films to SBIFF’s online student showcase. Films will be available to view on on SBIFF website June 8th. Los estudiantes de secundaria y universitarios del condado de Santa Bárbara tienen hasta el 2 de junio para presentar sus películas de fin de año al festival de cine estudiantil en línea de SBIFF. Las películas estarán disponibles para verse en el sitio web de SBIFF el 8 de junio.

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. 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 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_

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/

Lotusland Reopens to the Public: 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. www.lotusland.org The SB Botanic Garden is open to Members by reservation only: The Garden 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 to become a member, visit


Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at 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 with easy experiments and design challenges. Follow social media accounts @moxisb to stay up to date or check out other videos at www.moxi.org/athome.

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

Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning

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/

Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: As long as the quarantine lasts, Center classes have been moved online. Evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, begin with a guided breathing meditation and culminate with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. The Sunday morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am is a practice class with commentary. Suggested donation for class is $10. Register at https://meditationinsantabarbara.org/how-to-sign-up-


Upcoming Events

SB Maritime Museum Virtual Gala & Online Auction: SBMM will be 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. 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

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


SBIFF Student Showcase-In-Place Online Festival: The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be hosting an online student film festival to showcase the end of year film works of Santa Barbara County high school and college students. The student films will be available to view on SBIFF’s website (www.sbiff.org)


beginning on June 8th. Application deadline is June 2nd. Students can learn more about how to submit their film and guidelines at www.sbiff.org/showcaseinplace. CEC’s Electric Vehicles 101 Lunch ‘n’ Learn Webinar: Learn which electric vehicle is right for you, including available incentives, charging and range considerations, and how to pair EVs with solar on Thursday, June 4th, at 12pm. Q&A to follow with CEC Director of Energy and Climate Programs Michael Chiacos, an electric car owner and expert. Register at


Mayor Delivers 2nd COVID-19-Related State of the City Address: Week two, Mayor Cathy Murillo continues her weekly COVID-19-related State of the City address. Murillo’s nineminute dialogue can be viewed on City TV or on the City’s YouTube Channel. The Spanish form will be discussed on Radio Bronco FM 107.7 and La Musica FM 94.5 for Spanish speakers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE9WOGiu8bY SBIFF Family Film Fun – Zootopia: The mammal metropolis Zootopia is the selected film for Family Fun Day and SBIFF is sharing the 2017 SBIFF Q&A with director Byron Howard and a wild activity guide with you. Download the activity guide at https://sbiffriviera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Zootopia-Activity-Guide.pdf

Watch the Q&A at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBNn1MatLVg


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Community News Santa Barbara Unified School District

Santa Barbara Unified Board Of Education Appoints Hilda Maldonado As The Next Superintendent Of SBUSD Associate Superintendent of LAUSD Brings Strong Experience in Equity, Excellence, and Community Building


HE SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION voted unanimously to appoint a new Superintendent, Hilda Maldonado, on Wednesday. Maldonado was chosen for her extensive background in academic achievement, her strong focus on partnerships and her current leadership in responding to the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is currently the Associate Superintendent of Leadership and Partnerships in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) overseeing the development of system capacity to train and retain high caliber employees as well as develop partnership and grants efforts across the second largest district in the country. She will take the helm of Santa Barbara Unified on July 1, 2020. Maldonado’s leadership career in LAUSD includes roles as Senior Executive Director of Diversity, Learning, and Instruction, Executive Director of the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department, and Director of Schools. She has worked as a bilingual teacher, a bilingual coordinator, an assistant principal, and a principal at two schools – both of which experienced growth in academics, safety, and school culture under her leadership. Maldonado came to the U.S. from Mexico as an eleven-year-old and credits her positive experience as an English learner as her motivation to become a bilingual teacher. “This pandemic is ushering in a new era of education while shining a spotlight on the inequities of the old education system. Hilda Maldonado We need a tested leader who has the expertise to harness new opportunities, engage the community, and propel our schools forward for the future. Hilda Maldonado is the leader for this transformational time,” said Laura Capps, President of the Board, who with her colleagues led the competitive search that involved nearly 50 candidates from across the country. “It is an honor to be selected to serve the Santa Barbara Unified School District students, staff, and community during these extraordinary times. I am committed to building on the greatness of this district as we collectively navigate a new education system that ensures ALL students are prepared for life, college, and career. I believe a quality education is the key to success for families, communities, and our country. It certainly made a difference in my life journey and I wish the same for all our students.” “The Santa Barbara Unified School District will be well served by Hilda’s commitment to equity and excellence for all students” said LA Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner. “She has served students and families in LA Unified for more than 30 years as an open and innovative bilingual teacher, administrator, and senior leader. We thank her for her tireless advocacy and leadership and wish her the best in her new role.” “During this unprecedented time, I see Hilda Maldonado as a beacon for moving the district forward,” said Dr. Jackie Reid, Vice President of the Board. “I know she will provide equitable access to all students to ensure academic success and career readiness. I am proud of the process and rigor we participated in as a Board to find our new leadership for this district.” “I invite the community to celebrate with us the selection of the new Superintendent and to engage with our school district as we ensure that the voices of all students are heard,” said Rose Muñoz, Clerk of the Board. “Hiring a superintendent on Zoom was a daunting challenge, but Ms. Maldonado’s brilliance and insight were evident throughout the entire process! She is clearly a courageous, inspiring, tireless leader whom we can lift up, look up to, and learn from. We set out to hire the best, and Hilda Maldonado IS the best. I am thrilled to welcome her to the SB Unified team,” said School Board Member Kate Ford. “Our appointment of Ms. Hilda Maldonado gets a Triple ‘R’ rating: Right Person, Right Place, Right Time,” said Board Member and past president Wendy Sims-Moten. Maldonado and her husband Kamran look forward to relocating to Santa Barbara, which she has enjoyed getting to know through the Courage to Lead program. They have two sons in college. Maldonado will earn a $250,000 annual salary. In the coming days, our community will become further acquainted with Maldonado, who plans to make herself available for a Q&A with students.

Santa Barbara Unified School District

El Consejo De Educación Del Distrito Escolar Unificado De Santa Bárbara Nombra A Hilda Maldonado Como La Siguiente Superintendente La superintendente adjunta del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles trae consigo notable experiencia en equidad, excelencia y consolidación comunitaria


L MIÉRCOLES, EL CONSEJO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO DE SANTA BÁRBARA votó en forma unánime para nombrar a Hilda Maldonado como su nueva superintendente. Maldonado fue elegida debido a su amplia experiencia en desempeño académico, su sólido enfoque en alianzas y su actual liderazgo en respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19. Actualmente, funge como superintendente adjunta de Liderazgo y Alianzas en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD, por sus siglas en inglés), supervisando el desarrollo de la idoneidad del sistema para capacitar y conservar empleados de alto nivel, así como promover asociaciones y esfuerzos representados en becas a lo largo del segundo distrito de mayor extensión en el país. Ella asumirá el mando del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Bárbara el primero de julio de 2020. La carrera de liderazgo de Maldonado en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles incluye cargos de Directora Ejecutiva Principal de Diversidad, Aprendizaje e Instrucción; Directora Ejecutiva del Departamento de Educación Multilingüe y Multicultural; y Directora de Escuelas. Ella ha trabajado como maestra bilingüe, coordinadora bilingüe y subdirectora y directora de dos escuelas - las cuales, bajo su dirección, experimentaron crecimiento en cuestiones académicas, seguridad y cultura escolar. Maldonado llegó a los Estados Unidos proveniente de México cuando tenía once años de edad, y atribuye su motivación para convertirse en maestra bilingüe a su experiencia positiva como alumna que aprende inglés. “La pandemia ha contribuido a generar una nueva era en la educación, mientras que arroja luz a las inequidades intrínsecas a nuestro antiguo sistema de educación. Necesitamos un líder que haya probado su valía y quien cuente con la experiencia para aprovechar nuevas oportunidades, fomentar la participación de la comunidad, e impulsar a nuestras escuelas hacia el futuro. Hilda Maldonado es una líder en este tiempo de transformación” sostuvo Laura Capps, Presidenta del Consejo de Educación, quien junto con sus colegas dirigió esta competitiva búsqueda que incluyó a casi 50 candidatos de todo el país. “Es un honor haber sido elegida para estar al servicio de los estudiantes, personal y comunidad del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Bárbara durante este tiempo sin precedentes. Estoy comprometida para construir a partir de las fortalezas de este Distrito, conforme navegamos colectivamente hacia un nuevo sistema de educación que garantice que TODOS los estudiantes estén preparados para la vida, el Colegio y una carrera profesional. Estoy convencida de que una educación de calidad es la clave del éxito para nuestras familias, comunidades y país. Definitivamente fue un parteaguas en mi trayectoria de vida, y deseo la misma oportunidad para todos nuestros estudiantes”. “El Distrito Escolar Unificado se verá beneficiado por el compromiso de Hilda con el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Bárbara hacia la equidad y excelencia para todos sus estudiantes” expresó Austin Beutner, superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles. “Ella ha estado al servicio de nuestros estudiantes y familias del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles por más de 30 años, en calidad de una maestra bilingüe innovadora y con apertura; administradora y líder principal. Le agradecemos su liderazgo e intercesión incansables y le deseamos lo mejor en su nuevo cargo”. “Durante estos tiempos sin precedentes, visualizo a Maldonado como un faro que dirigirá a nuestro Distrito hacia adelante” indicó la Dra. Jackie Reed, vicepresidenta del Consejo de Educación. “Estoy convencida de que ella ofrecerá un acceso equitativo a todos los estudiantes para asegurar el éxito académico y la preparación para una carrera profesional. Me siento orgullosa del riguroso proceso en que participamos como Consejo para encontrar a la nueva dirigente de nuestro Distrito”. “Invito a nuestra comunidad a celebrar con nosotros la elección de la nueva superintendente y participar con nuestro distrito escolar, para garantizar que todas las voces de nuestros estudiantes sean escuchadas,” manifestó Rose Muñoz, secretaria del Consejo de Educación. “Contratar a un superintendente mediante Zoom fue un reto desalentador; no obstante, ¡el resplandor y visión de la Sra. Maldonado se hicieron evidentes a lo largo del proceso completo! Es claro que ella es una líder valiente, inspiradora e incansable quien puede asumir el mando, ser un ejemplo a seguir y de quien podemos aprender. Nos empeñamos en contratar al mejor, e Hilda Maldonado ES la mejor. Con beneplácito le doy la bienvenida al equipo del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Bárbara” dijo Kate Ford, integrante del Consejo Escolar. “Nuestro nombramiento de la Sra. Hilda Maldonado cumple con todos los requisitos: Es la persona correcta, en el lugar correcto, en el momento correcto,” sostuvo Wendy Sims-Moten, integrante del Consejo y presidenta anterior. Maldonado y su esposo Kamran están emocionados en cambiar su lugar de residencia a Santa Bárbara, lugar que ella ha explorado con gusto por medio del programa Courage to Lead. Tienen dos hijos en el Colegio. Maldonado ganará un sueldo anual de $250,000. En los próximos días, nuestra comunidad conocerá mejor a Maldonado, quien planea estar disponible para una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con los estudiantes.

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