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magazine www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, June 12, 2020

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City Council responds to protest marches and Black Lives Matter


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The Downtown landscape has perked up with parklets


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Black Artists



Movie Theatres Closed

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Find the Voice Digital Edition with more stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Foodbank Lunch program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Jerry Roberts interviews local leaders. . . . . . . . . . . 27 SBAOR President Staci Caplan. . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 12 The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Hospice of Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-19

The Solstice Parade to march on into hearts and homes... You can still be part of it!


UCSB Arts & Lectures Culture at a Click engages mind and soul

Music Academy Photo Courtesy of Dream Foundation


In This Issue

Photo Courtesy of Beth Morrison

Contemporary Art created by Black artists


Music Academy turns on the virtual footlights


to celebrate 10th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon with a virtual event, a film. Available for free viewing online by all. Thursday, June 25th at 11am

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REAM FOUNDATION HAS ISSUED AN INVITE FOR EVERYONE TO GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES of a beloved local program with a virtual event, a free film, about Flower Empower that will go live online on Thursday, June 25th at 11am in place of its 10th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon. A program of Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, Flower Empower sees volunteers meeting weekly to deliver beautiful bouquets, fresh-baked cookies, fine chocolates and hand-made cards to anyone in need of comfort and cheer in hospices, cancer centers and their homes from Goleta to Carpinteria. The film will take viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey into the heart of the program that is at the heart of our community, along with how the program has adapted in response to the current pandemic. “We’ve been through a lot as a community over the years, and, thanks to all of our incredible supporters, Flower Empower has always been there,” shared Dream Foundation CEO Kisa Heyer. “It’s our way of showing each other that whatever you might be going through, someone cares.” As the pandemic took hold, Carpinteria-based grower Westerlay Orchids pledged 100,000 orchids to be given to front-line workers and those isolated in quarantine, and Flower Empower has distributed over 15,000 and counting of these since lockdown began.

If you’ve seen people handing out orchids to people who work in health care settings, teachers, and people who work in cafes or stores, or even passers-by in recent weeks, or if you received them yourself, you’ve seen Flower Empower at work. Since the program began 25 years ago, dedicated volunteers and friends have created and delivered more than 120,000 bouquets and, with that, more than 120,000 smiles. The first annual Flower Empower Luncheon was held in 2010 to raise funds to help meet the needs of the ever-growing program. This year’s move to a virtual event is in response to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 and to keep the community it loves safe. It’s a move that comes with advantages. “For the first time, we can show everyone how much Flower Empower means to all those it touches,” Heyer noted. Long-term friend of Dream Foundation and Flower Empower, Andrew Firestone, who can be seen in the film related, “We’ll miss getting together, but it’s wonderful to be able to see first-hand what happens when all of this love and generosity and care arrives in the shape of a bouquet for someone who might be going through one of the toughest things life can throw at you.” To watch the film when or after it goes live, go to the dedicated events page on Dream Foundation’s website, a special event page on Dream Foundation’s Facebook page, or look out for it on Dream Foundation’s Instagram channel. Go to the events page on Facebook, click ‘going’ and you’ll be notified of all updates before the film airs, as well as when it goes live. Live viewers will have an opportunity to receive a surprise gift.


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Flower Empower to Go Virtual

Special Opportunities to Support Flower Empower

Along with making gifts to the program, people can support Flower Empower by buying tickets for an Opportunity Drawing. For $50, entrants can win an unforgettable five-night Hawaiian tropical getaway for two in an ocean view room courtesy of the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. The trip is bookended with first-class travel made possible by long-time Dream Foundation Corporate Partner, Alaska Airlines. For $25, entrants can win their own Behind-the-Scenes Flower Empower experience with Flower Empower Coordinator Valerie Banks, complete with grower visits and a Field + Fort lunch at Oceanview Park in Summerland, or a one-hour Scenic Flight over Santa Barbara in a Beechcraft Bonanza courtesy of Santa Barbara Aero Club.


The 73rd annual Summer School and Festival has transitioned to the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute (MARLI).

MON, JUNE 15 – FRI, JULY 24 The top classically-trained young musicians on full scholarship from 23 countries will connect to our community through video recorded performances and events.



MUSICACADEMY.ORG Watch from anywhere, on your smart phone, tablet, computer or Smart TV! This summer, videos with informative, educational programming and performances by fellows, faculty, and alumni will be presented via the Concert Hall Online. Please visit the Resonance blog at musicacademy.org/resonance for all the latest information and be sure to sign up for the Music Academy email list at musicacademy.org to receive notification about content available online.




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Open and ready to provide safe care. We are prepared to protect your health. If you need medical care, don’t delay.

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Your health is essential. Seek help if you need it.



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The end of this chapter wasn’t quite as you planned, but your hard work and dedication paid off! Wherever your journey takes you, we’ll be here to help along the way.


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Marching For Racial Equality In Santa Barbara

Police Chief Lori Luhnow addresses protesters on the steps of the Santa Barbara Police Station.

by Black Lives Matter. “We will bring back an array of options in about a month... adding sunshine to the police review process,” stated City Attorney Ariel Calonne.

Marching through the underpass on State Street last Saturday.

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The protest march in Carpinteria was one of five local marches.

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Police Officers joined and led marchers at the Saturday protest.


Thousands of marchers “take a knee” in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Photo by Rob Hoffman Photography


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breathe life into our collaborative tomorrow,” commented Councilmember Mike Jordan on HOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF his Facebook page. SANTA BARBARA CITIZENS joined World wide protests drew attention to local marches on Saturday and Sunday to systemic racism and, in many cases, violent end systemic racism, which ignited both responses by some jurisdictions. In Santa turmoil and response by city leaders at their Barbara, the police department assisted and regular council meeting on Tuesday. joined marchers. Also, in response to the Responding to the sheer number of people murder of George Floyd, a black man, at concerned about national issues and the the hands of white City’s position with Minnesota police those issues, the officers, Chief Lori council unanimously Luhnow disavowed This is our long overdue directed staff to draw those actions and up a resolution, opportunity to effect real individuals, in a policy, and budget and sustained change. statement to the allotments to address community. Chief the use of force by the – Councilmember Mike Jordan Luhnow also police department addressed protesters plus set up a review concerns on the steps process, examine of the Police Offices, racism throughout the city organization, give announced an important policy change to the recognition to Black historic sites, and provide city’s arrest protocols, and took a knee in a funding for the celebration of the heritage of show of solidarity with the Santa Barbara Black Black people and diversity in Santa Barbara. Community. “This is our long overdue opportunity During the Council meeting, clarification to effect real and sustained change. I value was requested about the police review appeal and look forward to that reinvestment to

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SB County Has Many Black-Owned Businesses

Remember to Include Black-Owned Businesses on Your List of Favorites When Shopping Local


Petit Valentien • 1114 State St #14 • 805-966-0222 • www.instagram.com/petitvalentiensb • www.petitvalentien.com/menu

Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary • beauty and wellness • www.instagram.com/puralunaapothecary • 805-450-2484 • online, phone, or emailed orders (brick & mortar shop opening on July 1st!) • 2009 Chapala St • 805-450-2484 • www.puralunaapothecary.lunabellamakeupart.com

Rhythm of the Coast 99.1 FM • radio station • www.instagram.com/rhythmofthecoast • 805-984-2468 • 99.1 FM, in 805 • www.facebook.com/RhythmoftheCoast/ Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary offers beauty and wellness products, classes, and treatments. center with sliding scale pricing; K-12 private / group tutoring • www.gatewayeducationalservices.org Gipsy Hill Bakery • bakery / pop-up bakery; DM on Instagram for orders • www.instagram.com/gipsyhillbakery/ High Resonance Rocks • gems/crystals • www.instagram.com/mindfulofcrystals • online etsy shop • www.etsy.com/shop/HighResonanceRocks Law Offices of Ashley Reese • law practitioner services • www.instagram.com/attorneyreese • 805-539-3397 • solo practitioner; practice areas in Criminal Defense/Expungements, Trademarks, LLC/ Corp Business Formation; 805LawFirm@gmail.com Lee’s Tailoring • tailor/seamstress/alternations • www.instagram.com/leestailorings • text/call 909393-2030 • also selling face masks • www.leestailoringca.com Luna Bella Makeup & Hair • makeup & hair • www.instagram.com/lunabellamuah_inc • 805-450-7049 • Ashley Kelly and Christin Brown, same owners as Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary; business of 11+ years • www.lunabellamakeupart.com

Santa Barbara Adderley School of Performing Arts • performing arts school • 805-899-3680 • donations • www.theadderleyschool.org

Make It Wireless • mobile phones • 805-883-1700 • www.yelp.com/biz/make-it-wireless-santa-barbara • 401 N Milpas St.

Brittany Myles Digital Marketing Consultant • digital marketing • 909-559-0963 • www.brittanymyles.com

Mollie’s • restaurant • mollieahlstrand • 805-770-8300 • 1218 State St • www.instagram.com/molliesonstate • www.molliesitalianrestaurant.com

Brown’s Fitness • fitness trainer • www.instagram.com/brownsfitness • www.browns.fitness • (786) 617-6851

Money Weather • clothing • www.instagram.com/youknowtheweather • order online • www.moneyweatherstore.com

Cali 805 • footwear • https://cali-805.footwear.club • www.instagram.com/wearcali805

Monkeytail Intelligent Exercise • fitness • www.instagram.com/monkeytailintelligentexercise • 805-845-0000 • MIE training systems reflect mindbody fitness principles from Pilates Rehabilitation, Gyrotonic Expansion Systems, & Jivamukti yoga • www.monkeytailintelligentexercise.com

Catch These Hands • haircare • braids, twists, afro puffs; at her place or yours • www.instagram.com/catchthesehands805/ Chrissy.the.esthee • esthetician services • esthetician / lash artist / sunless tanning tech / master waxer • www.instagram.com/chrissy.the.esthee/

Paris Dancing & Choreographer • dance/ choregraphy classes • 805-708-1900 • Instagram only • www.instagram.com/maryjanehoe/

Cristy’s Cookies • bakery • 805-570-0094 • www.instagram.com/cristys_cookies • call or email directly for order; cristyscookiessb@gmail.com • www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bakery/ Cristys-Cookies-1842243139223846/

DMK Studio • vocal training • 805-637-1191 • musical theater also offered • www.daurikennedy.com • www.instagram.com/dmkstudio

Transformational Abdominal Massage by Jada Delaney • abdominal massage • 1010 Anacapa St • www.instagram.com/_toozenabdominal_massage • 805-242-0864 • www.jadabug.com Wallace B. • personal fitness training • www.instagram.com/wallbofficial • DM on Instagram for sessions Wallace Cleaning Company • professional cleaning services • 805-967-1860 • professional carpet, janitorial, residential, commercial, vacancy, water damage/restoration services; including from Carpenteria to San Andreas • www.wallacecleaningco.com Woody’s Detail • car detailing • 805-963-4527 • www.yelp.com/biz/woodys-detail-santa-barbara

Goleta Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara • www.instagram.com/dance - capoeira • www.instagram.com/brazildance805 • 805-259-7874 • donations • owned by Mariano Silva, the Center has been in the area for almost a decade. Now offering virtual Zoom classes! www.capoeira805.com Connie’s Place • hair salon • 805-964-0908 • www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hair-Salon/ Connies-Place-161625320591911/ JaniCare Commercial Cleaning • commercial cleaning • 805-685-2077 • www.janicare.com JRA Designs & Alterations • clothes design/alterations • 805-685-7492 • www.jrahouseofdesign.com Mylestone BBQ • catering/food service • www.instagram.com/mylestonebbq • 805-637-7386 • at Draughtsmen Aleworks in Goleta Sundays 12-6pm; BBQ tri tip sandwiches; also lessons (experiences); Mylestonebbq@gmail.com; owner Charles Myles • www.facebook.com/mylestonebbq/

For Paws Salon • pet grooming salon • www.instagram.com/for_paws_salon • 805-456-1730 • also in Santa Barbara • www.forpawssalon.com

Embermill • restaurant • 805-456-1212 • 1031 State St •@embermill • www.instagram.com/embermill • www.embermillsb.com

Gateway Educational Services • educational service • 805-895-1153 • donations; non profit tutoring

Too Zen Galleries • art/graphic design • www.instagram.com/_toozen • purchase art online • www.toozengalleries.com


Doulamamachrissy • doula services • birthworker in training • www.instagram.com/doulamamachrissy/

Proven Strategies Marketing • marketing, business, & communication services • 805-699-5326 • NO FEE for consultation; serves all of 805 and beyond; email admin@psm3.co • www.psm3.co Courtesy Photo

For Paws Salon • pet grooming salon • www.instagram.com/for_paws_salon • 805-563-7443 • also in Montecito • www.forpawssalon.com

Santa Barbara Young Black Professionals (SBYBP) • networking org. • www.instagram.com/sbybp • donations • www.sbybp.com

Rhythm Dance & Fitness Studios • dance fitness classes • 805-966-6147 • by Tamarr Paul; dointhemost805@gmail.com • www.dointhemost.com • www.instagram.com/rhythmdanceandfitness, www.instagram.com/tamarr_paul

Deojuvante • art • www.instagram.com/fordlenie • online art shop • www.deojuvante.threadless.com

Flutter Lashed • lash extensions • flutter_lashed • www.instagram.com/flutter_lashed/

Santa Barbara Tutoring, LLC • tutoring • 805-973-7463 • www.sbtutoring.com


For Paws Salon offers pet grooming in both Santa Barbara and Montecito

Summerland Salon and Spa • hair salon and spa • www.instagram.com/summerlandsalonandspa • 805-969-2322 • www.summerlandsalonandspa.com

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Razi Cultural Beauty • beauty and wellness • 805963-3436 • www.instagram.com/razi.cultural.beauty, www.instagram.com/sistaroz • ww.RaziBeauty.com Courtesy Photo

NE OF THE JOYS OF OUR COMMUNITY RE-OPENING is the opportunity to discovering our neighbors at work in their various businesses as they adapt to provide their services safely. Now more than ever, supporting small businesses is a necessity due to the months of COVID-19 pandemic closures. This week even more businesses will open on Friday, adding to the numerous ones already forging ahead. Given the local, state, national, and international response to incidences of police brutality and racial injustices, a special focus is due for local Black-owned businesses. Following is a listing of Santa Barbara County Black-owned businesses. They may already be some of your favorite go-to shops and service providers, or you may have the opportunity to meet more of your community as you explore the array of their offerings. Supporting Black-owned (and those owned by people of color) is a way of bridging the Wealth Gap. It’s a step toward encouraging entrepreneurship, property ownership, and generational wealth. And, shopping local businesses respects the local economic chain that circulates money and shares local wealth. Supporting Black-owned businesses helps to celebrate and recognize how Blacks have participated in and helped build our community while fostering diversity and encouraging healthy competition. And, all local businesses create local jobs. Here’s to a stronger and even more diverse Santa Barbara!

Classes and more online through Zoom at the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara

Lompoc Bubbas Chicken And Waffles • food truck/catering • www.facebook.com/BubbasChickenAndWaffles • www.instagram.com/bubbaschickenandwaffles • delivery available Colors of Ellis • photography • www.colorsofellis.com • www.instagram.com/mrellis__ High Esthetics • skin and beauty wellness • www.instagram.com/highestheticsbyjaliya • m.facebook.com/highestheticsbyjaliya/ • 805-757-3496 • esthetician/lash tech student Indacut Dispensary • cannabis dispensary • www.instagram.com/indacut.california • www.indacutca.com • 805-588-0652 • order online La Fleur du Bayou • beauty and barber shop • 805-742-4258 • highly connected to veterans in community • appointment suggested • www.facebook.com/LaFLEURduBAYOU/ T’e’ sTees Delicious Creations • bakery • www.instagram.com/te_stees • www.testees.site Thai Fast Food • restaurant • 805-735-1022 • www.yelp.com/biz/thai-fast-food-lompoc V’s Sweet Treats • bakery • 805-717-2802 • www.facebook.com/vsweettreat/ • www.instagram.com/eronicavanhorn

Santa Ynez Santa Ynez Valley Swim Club • swim club • 805-450-2106 • coach: Dwayne Douglas • www.syvswimclub.com

Solvang Youth Empowered Sports Club • fitness center & youth organization • 805-819-1407 • non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people the value of healthy living, education and being a positive and productive part of the community • www.facebook.com/YouthEmpoweredSY/

Guadalupe Papa Jay’s Southern Que Zine • Lousiana Style Creole & Cajun Restaurant and Catering • 805-291-0660 • https://www.papajaysfoods.com

Ojai Ojai Lingerie • lingerie & loungewear • www.instagram.com/ojailingerie • 805-619-9444 • brick & mortar shop & online orders on site; founder/ owner: Malory Taylor • www.ojailingerie.com *This list contains businesses in Santa Barbara County that are Black-owned only; please reach out if any information is not accurate To add a businsess, update information, or give feedback, contact angiechung93@gmail.com or @ angie.yc on Instagram PLEASE SHARE: Shortened link to this sheet: tinyurl. com/SB4BLM + local & general BLM Resources doc (unknown owner) + ways to help: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co • me.laniej www.instagram.com/queen_henny96

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Saturday, June 20th 12pm (noon) LIVE on: www.solsticeparade.com A festive and fun line up with many opportunities to participate in the Solstice Virtual Parade and Festival have kicked off this month as Solstice rolls with the impact of COVID-19 changes. Organizers are proud to offer the community some light and color as we celebrate our “Beautiful Earth!” You still have time to participate. See details below! In lieu of an in person parade this year, we encourage the entire community get costumed up and go out on State Street to patronize and enjoy businesses and restaurants who are very much in need of our support.

Online Art, Dance Classes & Tutorials Thoughout June!

Summer Solstice Celebration Virtual Line Up For 2020 VENDOR EXHIBITOR COURT Support local Retailers and organizations via the virtual vendor court!

RESTAURANT COURT Support a food vendor by purchasing take out or dining out at a local restaurant.

SOLSTICE SWAG Grab your Solstice 2020 T-shirts, Tanks, Mugs, Bags and more! Have them shipped right to your house!

FILMS 93’ Solstice Evening Event @ the Sunken Gardens Featuring Christopher Pilafian, Adrian Spence, Julie McCloud, Jon Cross, Adolfo Acosta. Directed and Edited by Randy Tico “Solstice in Santa Barbara” A short documentary film by Justin Gunn, as featured in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival





Video Interviews with Special Guests!

Submit your video by June 13th to media@solsticeparade.com to be part of it!

Hosted by Warner Anderson

Email solstice@solsticeparade.com

More details at: www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade

Summer Solstice Eve 2017: Theme Unity Directed and Edited by Randy Tico

1:30 – 5:00 PM MUSICAL PERFORMANCES Will Breman GrooveShine The Brambles David Segall Joss Jaffe Kathleen Sieck & The Paradise Road Bryan Titus Jade Hendrix Carly Jo Jackson + Special guests!


A online photography exhibit that highlights some of the people that make solstice special each year.

www.solstice pa rade .com

SOLSTICE STORIES Want to still join the line up?

As a gift to the community it’s free to participate this year in the virtual parade or vendor, but donations are appreciated to the team making it all possible! Check out the whole line up at www.solsticeparade.com


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Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

Join Juneteenth Santa Barbara, Black Lives Matter SB, Santa Barbara Public Library, and El Centro SB for a virtual celebration of Juneteenth on Friday, June 19th from 8am to 5pm. The celebration themed Digital Diaspora: A Santa Barbara Celebration of Black Histories & Futures will share Black history, contributions, and the talents of the community on the Juneteenth Santa Barbara website and social media channels. www.juneteenthsb.com

The Black Student Experience - Virtual Town Hall

A virtual town hall sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Black Studies Research will give the community — on campus and beyond — an opportunity to hear about the experiences of Black students — in their own words — and develop a set of action items aimed at improving the support provided to them. State Violence, Anti-Blackness and the Black Student Experience will take place Friday, June 12th, from noon to 2pm via zoom at https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/97824283312. Registration is required at tiny.cc/tuhjqz.

Pride Community Panel

In light of the decision to cancel this year’s Pacific Pride Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state restrictions on mass gatherings, Pacific Pride Foundation will host a Pride Community Panel on Wednesday, June 17th at 4pm. They will brainstorm with the community on how Pride can be celebrated safely all summer long. For login information and to RSVP, email Jackie:

SB Museum of Natural History Reopens June 14th

While so many things around us have changed, we are certain that nature never stops. Beginning Sunday, June 14th, the SB Museum of Natural History will be able to share nature with the community again by opening outdoor exhibits to Members only by reservation. Members will have access to wander through hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely in the Butterflies Alive! exhibit and then explore the Backyard and shady wooded areas along Mission Creek.

There is a critical shortage of blood and all blood types are needed. Vitalant Blood Drives are scheduled for Thursday, June 25th at the Lobero Theatre and Friday, June 19th at the United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County. Appointments are available from 11am to 3pm at www.blood4life.org Hay una escasez crítica de sangre y se necesitan todos los tipos de sangre. Los eventos de donación de sangre de Vitalant están programadas para el jueves, 25 de junio en el Teatro Lobero y el viernes, 19 de junio en los United Boys & Girls Clubs del condado de SB. Las citas están disponibles de 11am a 3pm en www.blood4life.org

The Legacy Behind Victory Gardens

Hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society, Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith, an advocate for sustainable food systems who works as an academic for the University of California Cooperative Extension and UC Office of the President (UCOP), will speak about Victory Gardens on Friday, June 12th, 3:30pm via Zoom. RSVP to amanda@goletahistory.org to receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change

TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual talks to address two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism. The online events will be free and broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesdays at 4pm through December 2020. Next week’s event will feature Sigrid Wright – The Pandemic Did Not Fix Our Climate Problem – Wednesday, June 17th, at 4pm. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com

OYES kids to live stream a musical showcase

The showcase, a preview of OYES’ fully realized stage performances to come, will feature musical selections from the Tony-Award Winning musical Into The Woods Jr with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Two performances featuring different casts will be live streamed on Saturday, June 13th. Cast A will perform at 5pm and Cast B at 7pm. Tickets are by donation. For tickets visit



A Blood Drive on the Lobero Stage

State Street Mile 2020 Goes Virtual

Vitalant, the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector serving the Central Coast, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. All blood types are critically needed, and the Lobero Theatre will open its doors to safely host a blood drive event on its stage on Thursday, June 25th from 11am to 3pm. Make your appointment at:

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UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Culture at a Click

This week’s A&L’s curated selection turns to four African American A&L artists and speakers to help us understand how we got to the current moment and how we can forge a path forward. Featured artists include Jennifer Eberhardt, Jon Batiste, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tracy K. Smith.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the State Street Mile race which benefits the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s VictimWitness Assistance Program’s Crime Victim Emergency Fund will be a virtual race open through Sunday, June 21st. Every person, family, and dog who runs, jogs, or walks is invited to participate. To register ($15 Ranked Mile or Dog Mile or $5/ person for Family Mile ) visit www.sbmile.com/register


Lunch at the Library for Children & Teens

UBGC Blood Drive

Sundays with the Symphony


United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County will collaborate with Vitalant to host a blood drive at their Goleta Unit located at 5701 Hollister Ave, Goleta. The blood drive will be held on Friday, June 19th, from 11am to 3pm and will take place in the Gym of the club. All blood types are critically needed. The blood drive will follow all COVID-19 procedures and will take donors temperatures upon check-in. Face coverings are required. To book a time visit www.blood4life.org click locate blood drive and enter 1617 for Sponsor Code or call 805-681-1315 for questions or assistance.

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The Lobero is looking for other ways to collaborate and be a resource to the community within the social distancing constraints. If you have any innovative ideas that they can help bring to life email director@lobero.org.

Children and Teens (18 and younger) can pick up free nutritious meals from 11:30am to 12:30pm, Monday through Friday (through at least June 30th) at the Santa Barbara Central Library, sponsored by FoodBank’s Summer Meal Program. There is no need to sign up or register. Meals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Learn about Black history, contributions, and enjoy local talent during this year’s virtual Juneteenth celebration, Digital Diaspora: A Santa Barbara Celebration of Black Histories & Futures, on Friday, June 19th from 8am to 5pm. www.juneteenthsb.com Aprende sobre la historia y las contribuciones de la comunidad Afro americana y disfruta del talento local durante la celebración virtual de Juneteenth de este año, Diáspora digital: una celebración en Santa Bárbara de las historias y los futuros de los negros, el viernes, 19 de junio de 8am a 5pm. www.juneteenthsb.com

Mark your calendars for the next episode of “Sundays with the Symphony” on June 14th at 3:30pm. The 30-minute program, produced by David Bazemore, will feature personal messages and performances by members of the Symphony, pianist Natasha Kislenko, Dana Jackson (bassoon), and the late Geoffrey Rutkowski, Principal Cellist. Former SBS Youth Orchestra member Cody Westheimer will share Free Range Composing Episode 4: Ellwood - Musical Adventures, and guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas will perform an arrangement for Guitar of the American musical West Side Story.


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Celebración virtual de Juneteenth

Únete a Juneteenth Santa Barbara, Black Lives Matter SB, Santa Barbara Public Library y El Centro SB para una celebración virtual de Juneteenth el viernes, 19 de junio de 8am a 5pm. La celebración de la Diáspora digital: una celebración en Santa Bárbara de las historias y los futuros de los negros compartirá la historia de los negros, las contribuciones y los talentos de la comunidad en el sitio web y los canales de redes sociales de Juneteenth Santa Bárbara. www.juneteenthsb.com

La experiencia del estudiante negro - Ayuntamiento virtual

Un ayuntamiento virtual patrocinado por el Centro de Investigación de Estudios Negros de UC Santa Bárbara le dará a la comunidad, en el campus y más allá, la oportunidad de escuchar sobre las experiencias de los estudiantes negros, en sus propias palabras, y desarrollar un conjunto de elementos de acción destinados a mejorar el apoyo que se les brinda. La violencia estatal, la lucha contra la negrura y la experiencia de los estudiantes negros tendrá lugar el viernes, 12 de junio, desde el mediodía hasta las 2pm a través de zoom en https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/97824283312. Se requiere registrarse en tiny.cc/tuhjqz.

Panel de la comunidad del orgullo

A la luz de la decisión de cancelar el Festival Pacific Pride de este año debido a la pandemia COVID-19 y las restricciones estatales sobre las reuniones masivas, la Fundación Pacific Pride organizará un Panel de la Comunidad Pride el miércoles, 17 de junio a las 4pm. Tendrán una sesión de lluvia de ideas con la comunidad sobre cómo se puede celebrar el Orgullo de manera segura durante todo el verano. Para obtener información para unirte a la sesión y confirmar tu asistencia, envía un correo electrónico a Jackie:


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Museo de Historia Natural de SB Reabre el 14 de junio Mientras muchas cosas a nuestro alrededor han cambiado, estamos seguros de que la naturaleza nunca se detiene. A partir del domingo, 14 de junio, el Museo de Historia Natural de SB podrá compartir la naturaleza con la comunidad nuevamente abriendo exhibiciones al aire libre solo para los Miembros con reserva. Los miembros tendrán acceso para pasear por cientos de mariposas revoloteando libremente en la exposición ¡Mariposas Vivas! y luego explora el patio trasero y las zonas boscosas sombreadas a lo largo de Mission Creek.

El legado detrás de los jardines de la victoria

Organizada por la Sociedad Histórica del Valle de Goleta, la Dra. Rose HaydenSmith, una defensora de los sistemas alimentarios sostenibles que trabaja como académica para la Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California y la Oficina del Presidente de la UC (UCOP, por sus siglas en ingles), hablará sobre los Jardines In UC Santa Barbara’s Center for de la victoria el viernes, 12 de junio, a las Black Studies Research virtual town 3:30pm a través de Zoom. hall on Friday, June 12th, from noon Reserva tu lugar con to 2pm, Black students will share how anti-blackness has shaped amanda@goletahistory.org para recibir un their lives. Registration is required at correo electrónico de confirmación con el tiny.cc/tuhjqz enlace de Zoom. En el ayuntamiento virtual del Centro de Investigación de Estudios Negros de la Universidad de Santa Bárbara, que tendrá lugar el viernes, 12 de junio, desde el mediodía hasta las 2pm, los estudiantes negros compartirán cómo la anti-negrura ha moldeado sus vidas. Se requiere registrarse en tiny.cc/tuhjqz

Evento de donación de sangre en el escenario Lobero

Vitalant, el recolector de sangre independiente y sin fines de lucro más grande de la nación que sirve a la costa central, ha declarado una escasez crítica de sangre ya que los suministros se han visto significativamente afectados por la pandemia del coronavirus. Todos los tipos de sangre son críticamente necesarios, y el Teatro Lobero abrirá sus puertas para organizar de manera segura un evento para donar sangre en su escenario el jueves, 25 de junio de 11am a 3pm. Haz tu cita en:

OYES Kids transmitirá en vivo un espectáculo musical

El espectáculo, una vista previa de las actuaciones escénicas completamente realizadas de OYES, contará con selecciones musicales del musical ganador del premio Tony Into The Woods Jr con música y letra de Stephen Sondheim. El sábado, 13 de junio se transmitirán en vivo dos presentaciones con diferentes actores. El elenco A actuará a las 5pm y el elenco B a las 7pm. Los boletos son por donación. Para entradas visita


Pianist Natasha Kislenko will be one of the featured musicians in the Santa Barbara Symphony’s next episode of “Sundays with the Symphony” on June 14th at 3:30pm. The 30-minute program was produced by David Bazemore. https://thesymphony.org/livestream/stream La pianista Natasha Kislenko será una de los músicos destacadas en el próximo episodio de “Domingos con la sinfonía” de Santa Barbara Symphony que tendrá lugar el 14 de junio a las 3:30pm. El programa de 30 minutos fue producido por David Bazemore. https://thesymphony.org/livestream/stream

State Street Mile 2020 se vuelve virtual

Debido a los impactos de COVID-19, la carrera de State Street Mile que beneficia al Fondo de Emergencia de VíctimaTestigo del Fiscal del Distrito de Santa Bárbara será una carrera virtual abierta hasta el domingo, 21 de junio. Cada persona, familia y perro que corre, trota o camina está invitado a participar. Para registrarte ($15 en la milla clasificada o en la milla para perros o $5 por persona para la milla familiar) visita www.sbmile.com/register

TEDxSantaBarbara alienta el cambio

TEDxSantaBarbara, una rama localmente organizada por la organización internacional sin fines de lucro TED, inició Haciendo olas: conversaciones con influyentes y disruptores, una serie de conversaciones virtuales para abordar dos problemas principales que enfrenta la sociedad actual: COVID-19 y el racismo sistémico. Los eventos en línea serán gratuitos y se transmitirán en vivo en Zoom y Facebook los miércoles a las 4pm hasta diciembre del 2020. El evento de la próxima semana contará con Sigrid Wright: la pandemia no solucionó nuestro problema climático, el miércoles, 17 de junio a las 4pm. Reserva boletos en: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com

Cultura a un clic de UCSB Arts & Lectures

La selección curada de A&L de esta semana recurre a cuatro artistas y oradores Afro americanos de A&L para ayudarnos a comprender cómo llegamos al momento actual y cómo podemos forjar un camino hacia adelante. Los artistas destacados incluyen a Jennifer Eberhardt, Jon Batiste, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. y Tracy K. Smith.


Almuerzo en la Biblioteca para Niños y Adolescentes Los niños y adolescentes (de 18 años y menores) pueden recoger comidas nutritivas gratuitas de 11:30am a 12:30pm, de lunes a viernes (hasta al menos el 30 de junio) en la Biblioteca Central de Santa Bárbara, patrocinadas por el Programa de comidas de verano de FoodBank. No hay necesidad de registrarse. Las comidas están disponibles por orden de llegada. Usa una máscara facial y sigue las pautas de distanciamiento social.


Lobero está buscando otras formas de colaborar y ser un recurso para la comunidad dentro de las limitaciones de distanciamiento social. Si tienes ideas innovadoras que pueden ayudarte a darle vida manda un correo electrónico a director@lobero.org.

Domingos con la sinfonía

Evento de donación de sangre de UBGC

Los United Boys & Girls Clubs del Condado de SB colaborarán con Vitalant para organizar un evento de donación de sangre en su Unidad en Goleta ubicada en 5701 Hollister Ave, Goleta. El evento de donación de sangre se llevará a cabo el viernes, 19 de junio, de 11am a 3pm y tendrá lugar en el gimnasio del club. Todos los tipos de sangre son críticamente necesarios. El evento seguirá todos los procedimientos de COVID-19 y tomará la temperatura de los donantes al momento de ingreso. Se requieren cubiertas faciales. Para reservar una cita visita www.blood4life.org haz clic

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Beginning Sunday, June 14th, the SB Museum of Natural History will be able to share nature with the community again by opening outdoor exhibits to Members only by reservation. If you are a member, reserve your spot to visit the Butterflies Alive! exhibit. A partir del domingo, 14 de junio, el Museo de Historia Natural de SB podrá compartir la naturaleza con la comunidad nuevamente abriendo exhibiciones al aire libre solo a los Miembros con reserva. Si eres miembro, reserva tu lugar para visitar la exposición ¡Mariposas vivas!

Marca tus calendarios para el próximo episodio de “Domingos con la sinfonía” el 14 de junio a las 3:30pm. El programa de 30 minutos, producido por David Bazemore, contará con mensajes personales y presentaciones de miembros de la Sinfonía, la pianista Natasha Kislenko, Dana Jackson y el fallecido Geoffrey Rutkowski, violonchelista principal. El ex miembro de la Orquesta Juvenil de SBS, Cody Westheimer, compartirá Free Range Composing Episode 4: Ellwood - Musical Adventures, y el guitarrista Pablo Sainz Villegas realizará un arreglo para la guitarra del musical estadounidense West Side Story. https://thesymphony.org/livestream/stream



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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

Ongoing Opportunities

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/gaviota_coast_walks Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve during expanded hours on Weekends from 10am to 4pm (first and third weekends of the month) and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink. aspx?name=E9622&id=104 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 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 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. 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_ Resources_for_Families_During-Quarantine.pdf To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit www.cottagehealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19/parents-children/ Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Several organizations are hosting webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www. WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://santabarbara.score.org/content/take-workshop-35; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: While activities at the Friendship Center are currently on hold, the center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485 Meeting ID: 257-870-485 Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/FriendshipCenterSB/

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-for-online-classes

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

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Cooper Burns and Martin Wong in The Spotlight Project UCSB Theater/Dance’s The Spotlight Project will showcase the talents of nine UCSB BFA Acting seniors. The Catastrophe Committee, by Lynn Rosen (6pm) and Standing on My Head by Nancy Hower (7pm) will be shared in a live Zoom event on Saturday, June 13th at https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/94329439040 El proyecto destacado de UCSB Theatre/Dance mostrará los talentos de nueve estudiantes de actuación del programa UCSB BFA. El Comité de Catástrofes, por Lynn Rosen (6pm) y Parado en mi cabeza por Nancy Hower (7pm) se compartirán en un evento Zoom en vivo el sábado, 13 de junio en https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/94329439040 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 Open 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 www.sbbg.org/garden-admissions 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

Upcoming June Events

UCSB Theater/Dance’s The Spotlight Project: Each year the UCSB BFA Acting seniors share their work with Industry professionals in an LA showcase. This year that live event was canceled due to the pandemic, so the event was reimagined as The Spotlight Project, a way for the actors to be “seen” by agents, managers, casting directors, and theaters. The Catastrophe Committee, by Lynn Rosen (6pm) and Standing on My Head by Nancy Hower (7pm) will be shared in a live Zoom event on Saturday, June 13th and then shared digitally with the Industry. To watch visit https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/94329439040 Music Academy Festival Goes Virtual: The 73rd annual Summer School and Festival has transitioned to the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute (MARLI). The top classically-trained young musicians on full scholarship from 23 countries will connect to our community through video recorded performances and events from June 15th through July 24th. View the Music Academy Concert Hall online at www.musicacademy.org Free Webinar & Online Networking Event: Robin Elander, new Interim Executive Director for the Downtown SB Organization, will present a webinar titled Strategies for Diversifying and Generating Income on Tuesday, June 16th, from 9:30 to 11am via Zoom. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/ register/tZAude2vrTksE92veZgSHdxuy50i8A3nQNUv Cal Lutheran University Free Webinars: The Center for Nonprofit Leadership will present a webinar titled Causes Count: the Economic Impact of California’s Nonprofit Sector by Regional Capacity Builders and CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaokaon on Tuesday, June 16th, at 10 to 11:30am. Register at https://clu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UaVjZgL7QRSdowTDgux-PQ Social Justice Book Club: Pacific Pride Foundation, the SB Public Library and other social justice organizations will offer a Social Justice Book Club every third Tuesday of the month to discuss books that examine various social injustices, stereotypes, and prejudices that exist in our current world. This month’s book is Coming Out to Play by Robbie Rogers, in honor of National Pride Month. Join the discussion via Zoom on Tuesday, June 16th at 6pm. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94761358477

Summer Solstice Workshops: 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: www.virtualsolstice2020.com SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/ depts/lib/events/sbpl_works!/sbpl_works!.asp Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together 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 Watch archived webinars at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEPAC LR6xldqDzHj4dkQb-HSizqdgWtiJ Ojai Film Festival Online Film Series presents frustrated moviegoers with a new online film series running through June 26th. Each Friday, the festival will 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. https://ojaifilmfestival.com/category/festivalhighlights Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health 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. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https:// blackgold.overdrive.com/blackgold-santabarbara/content/ collection/1082488 Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It explores the notion of a racial-zoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.” Watch the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hHzOQv6-m0&feature=youtu.be or listen to the podcast https://soundcloud.com/ihc-ucsb/talk-murder-and-mattering-inharambes-house

SB Maritime Museum Free Online Lecture: The Loss of the USS Conestoga: Solving one of the Top Five Unsolved Shipwreck Mysteries, presented by Robert Schwemmer, West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, will take place on Thursday, June 18th at 7pm via Zoom. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required at https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events/ Hospice of SB Virtual Learn @ Lunch: Are you curious about how different religions and cultures deal with end-of-life issues? Get your lunch ready and join HSB virtually on Friday, June 19th, from 12 to 1pm when they will feature Rev. Elizabeth Molitors from Trinity Episcopal Church. Join by visiting https://zoom.us/j/98229119459?pwd=N21BeTFsQm5PeEVGTHJoNCtoeVZ5Zz09 Meeting ID: 982 2911 9459 | Password: june19 Pacifica’s The Retreat Online Conference: Magic from the Margins: Witches, Women and Emerging Ecologies of Psyche, presented by women and those who have questioned gender-rigid spaces in society, spiritual practices, medicine, and depth psychology, will take place on Saturday, June 20th from 9am to 8pm live online via Zoom. Conference recording will be available after the event for those who cannot attend live or the full day. Register ($99-$150) at https://retreat.pacifica.edu/magic-from-the-margins Summer Solstice Virtual Participation: Those interested in participating in the Virtual Solstice Parade set for 12 noon on Saturday, June 20th can submit videos or pictures for the Virtual Solstice Parade by June 13th using https://wetransfer.com or by email media@solsticeparade.com. Full submission guidelines are available online. www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade SBIFF Student Showcase-In-Place Online Festival - View & Vote: Watch films submitted by Santa Barbara County high school and college students to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s online student film festival on SBIFF’s website and vote for your favorite in both divisions. You can vote once per day per division. Voting ends June 22nd at 12pm and the winners will be announced June 23rd. www.sbiff.org/vote SBIFF Family Film Fun – The Princess and The Frog: Dream big with Tiana then learn trivia, bake yummy themed cookies, and get crafty with this week’s SBIFF Family Fun Day. Download the activity guide at https://sbiffriviera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SBIFF-ThePrincess-and-the-Frog-Activity-Guide-.pdf

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Music Academy Concert Hall Online

Music Academy Turns on the Virtual Footlights!


T WOULDN’T BE SUMMER IN SANTA Sunday, June 14th through Saturday, July 25th. BARBARA WITHOUT THE MUSIC From 23 countries and 22 states representing ACADEMY OF THE WEST, and this year, 42 universities and music conservatories, the despite restrictions related 134 full-scholarship fellows will to the the pandemic, the Music participate in remote learning Academy is coming through with online. flying colors to present Music Videos of performances, Academy Concert Hall Online, a events, and interviews will be digital showcase of performances, posted weekdays on the Music interviews, and events presented Academy Concert Hall Online at each Monday through Friday www.musicacademy.org weekdays at 5pm Pacific Time during at 5pm. Signature Events include the Music Academy’s Remote Virtual Picnic Concerts featuring Learning Institute. Music Academy faculty, fellows, and “In addition to worldalumni, a performance of Copland’s class training offered by our Fanfare for the Common Man, An The MARLI welcoming Convocation, including distinguished faculty, the 2020 Evening with the Vocal Institute, the keynote by Beth fellows will be exposed to a excerpts from Haydn’s “London” Morrison, will be shared dynamic roster of influencers Symphony conducted by Christian on Monday, June 15th through virtual interactive Reif, music from Humperdinck’s at 5pm on the Music Academy Concert Hall seminars,” shared President and Hansel and Gretel featuring the Sing! Online at CEO Scott Reed. “Mentorship Program and Vocal Institute fellows, and exposure to these visionaries www.musicacademy.org. and an exclusive performance by will inspire new thinking and unlock creative members of the London Symphony Orchestra. potential.” Fellows will receive private lessons and studio During the MARLI, 134 fellows will classes for the first four weeks of MARLI from participate in the four-week curriculum of private Music Academy faculty artists and will engage in lessons, studio classes, and seminars, plus a twoInnovation/Career-Building Seminars from more week Creative Extension. More than 45 experts than 45 leaders in the fields of classical music, and industry leaders join MARLI as guest artists technology, and beyond. During a two-week and speakers in engaging Innovation/CareerCreative Extension, fellows may enter the Fast Building Seminars. Pitch Awards (new project ideas), the new MARLI For 2020, the annual Summer School and Digital Challenge (video projects), and Keston Festival has transitioned to the Music Academy MAX auditions with the London Symphony Remote Learning Institute (MARLI), taking place Orchestra.


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S SANTA BARBARA BUSINESSES BUSILY MAKE LEMONADE OF THE RESTRICTIONS set in place to protect the community from the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Barbara is rapidly transforming back into a lively magnet for community activity. With restaurants, art galleries, and retail outlets taking the lead, a sense of excitement and creativity is pervasive as people test what works, what appeals, and what to let fall away. One of the most visible of lemonade stands is the emergence of parklets and outdoor dining areas all around town. These have been made possible on a temporary basis as the City implemented several emergency measures in the face of the pandemic. Holdren’s • 512 State Street “I am beyond grateful to the city of Santa Barbara for Always a favorite with locals and visitors, Holdren’s is open. While their extended outdoor dining is not an allowing us to build these great parklets, especially after the official parklet, it is already popular. increase in traffic on State Street. The weather has been so nice and its been great to see our community getting out of their homes to enjoy our town and our delicious food!” shared Tony Arroyo. “We are beautifying our parklet by What is a Parklet? adding plant and floral detailing. At this time we’re going to take advantage of the late sunsets and A parklet is an innovative way to add dining and retail space use the natural outdoor lighting to keep our to public streets. Built and maintained by businesses, parklets are parklet illuminated into the evening. Thank you located in the parking lane adjacent to the curb Santa Barbara for always supporting your local and designed as an extension to the sidewalk. businesses.” The variety of entrepreneurial response has been big - starting with the parklets. According to the whim or style of each business owner, the parklets are taking on their own personalities. There are some similarities - such as each parklet must be marked with reflective materials on its street side corners, offer a 3.5 foot tall barrier its three street facing sides, and not be wider than the six feet of the parking lane which it occupies. Their overall size is based on the width of the storefront itself. And, according the City’s instructions, the barrier on the traffic side should not allow pedestrians to pass through directly into traffic. From there, imagination is the limit...As restaurateurs have set up their parklets - so far that includes: Rose Café (Mesa); Foxtail; Jeannine’s (Montecito); Jane; Savoy; Little Kitchen; and Los Arroyos, they’ve had to keep in mind the six foot social distancing currently required and businesses are Los Arroyos Downtown • 14 W Figueroa Street responsible for their own parklet meeting ADA accessibility The ever popular Los Arroyos Mexican food restaurant has requirements for the accommodation of disabled persons. one of the larger parklets downtown. Shaded by street trees and colorful umbrellas, its appropriately spaced That’s meant the introduction of straw bales, and fencings, and tables seem to be the destination for many people with a barricades of all sorts. Umbrellas are particularly popular, as taste for some spice! are landscaping plants, and lighting. In addition to completed parklets, others are in the works, including at: Topa Topa; Opal; Blue Owl; Trattoria Vittoria; Press Room; and Roy. Due to the unusual circumstance of State Street being closed to vehicular traffic, those on the closed State Street blocks are not required to create parklets to expand their outdoor dining areas - they simply expand... Many restaurants and retail businesses are enjoying returning to doing a brisk trade on their sidewalks and street, lending a kind of lively, upscale plaza-like feeling to State Street. Even the Farmers Market has stepped into the action, with the Tuesday market expanding up State in a socially distanced format. That means more room to float between the farmers, talk and get acquainted, and generally enjoy the downtown Savoy Cafe & Deli • 24 W Figueroa Street vibe with safety (don’t forget your mask!) Savoy’s colorful orange parklet umbrellas beckon Also find outdoor spaces and parklets at: Foxtail Kitchen visitors down Figueroa Street for a sample of their & Bar, 14 E Cota Street • Jane Restaurant, 1311 State Street • eclectic menu offerings. 500 Block of State Street, Brasil Arts Cafe, 1230 State Street • Antique Alley, 706 State Street • Woven, 627 State Street.

Little Kitchen • 17 W Ortega Street The Little Kitchen’s parklet offer the charm of palms, lightings and baskets of flowers - along with the oldfashioned comfort food the restaurant is known for - from vegan and vegetarian to burgers and more.

Arigato Sushi • 1225 State Street Just up State Street, a cluster of restaurants are spilling out onto State Street for outdoor dining, including Arigato Sushi. When the hankering is for Japanese food, Arigato is an excellent answer.

Rose Cafe • 1816 Cliff Drive Rose Cafe parklet on the Mesa offers color, shade, and the Mexican food that the cafe is known for.

Pascucci • 509 State Street While Pascucci’s outdoor dining in the street and extra wide sidewalk isn’t officially a parklet, it is possible due to the emergency measures in place to assist businesses in opening after the COVID-19 pandemic closed much of the country. Pascucci’s classic deep red chairs are a perfect perch to people watch and enjoy the restaurant’s Italian fair.

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Blue Skies and Open Restaurants! By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE


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OW! HOW ABOUT THE CHANGE FROM LAST WEEKS’S JUNE GLOOM / WEIRD WEATHER to the brilliant sun drenched days of last weekend? Reluctant to give up, the clouds drifted away from the mountain tops and the entire area was drenched in sunlight. Much like everyone else in housebound Santa Barbara, I took the weather as a good omen that doors were beginning to open everywhere – which, in this case, included my own. Remembering last weekend’s yummy waffle with melted butter, the Breakwater Restaurant (my favorite harbor hangout) seemed the best way to start a beautiful Sunday morning. But again … what a change! On the first visit, seats on the patio were readily available as the restaurant had just opened its doors a couple of hours earlier after two months of the COVID-19 hiatus. Sunday’s visit however, was a totally different story: the place was absolutely jam packed with people – socially distant of course! The patio and interior were as full as regulations allowed with people in line at the entrance to be checked in, seated or standing on the lawns outside, or on the walkways to be called, wherever there was a spot available at a safe distance. An erstwhile musician even found a spot under a nearby tree to entertain the bevy of waiting guests. Naturally, being the curious person I am, I wanted to know what it was like to have survived the months of closure and to reopen the Breakwater in the New Normal considering the strict regulations imposed by the State of California. A call to Sherry DeDecker who, along with her husband Steve, own the restaurant, provided some answers – at least those that I could understand. “We are open,” laughed DeDecker, “but we’re only allowed 50 percent of capacity with the six foot distancing regulations … amazing, no one seems to mind waiting though, certainly reaffirming to have that kind of a crowd!” The City of Santa Barbara has granted the

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restaurant access to the lawn on the shaded Shoreline side to add space for additional tables outside the confines of the building. The area is to be similar to the State Street restaurant expansions with tables extending to the sidewalks, and in some cases even farther. “We are complying with the State mandated requirements to the letter,” explained DeDecker, “not only for our guests, but for ourselves, as well.” To insure public safety, the State requires physical distancing to the maximum possible, the use of face coverings for both customers and employees, frequent hand washing, and extensive cleaning and disinfection of all surfaces. “Not only are the tables and chairs cleaned before and after use, but the salt and pepper shakers and any surface touched by human hands is sprayed with disinfectant,” DeDecker added. Prevention training regarding the virus is provided to every employee. At checkout I noticed that the bill could be paid electronically without the use of hands, another preventative addition - that is, if you know how to do it! Preparation to reopen the restaurant was a long process, but once permission was granted, the actual set-up required eight to ten days of concentrated work. “We were fortunate to receive the Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPP), which allowed us to reopen as soon as we did,” DeDecker noted. The thing that the DeDeckers are most proud of is the return of almost all of their employees, most of them having served at the eatery for a very long time. “Many of our employees have been with us for years and were as anxious to open as we were. We are like a family at the Breakwater,” she concluded, “we really are! Everyone likes everyone ... how great it that?” That family feeling certainly translates to the guests who most of the servers know, and greet by name. That, and those fantastic crispy waffles with strawberry jam and lots of whipped butter are just the icing on the cake. Thank you Breakwater Restaurant for being there once again for locals and visitors at the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor! 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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HAT HAPPENED? American workers are suddenly going back on the job; at least 2.5 million of them, according to the Labor Department. That knocks down the number of unemployed to maybe 20 million, and surprised economists. A private payroll survey (ADP), that precedes the government’s, had said last Thursday their estimate of -2.8 million jobs lost had caused them to lower their guess for the official Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) number (on Friday) to the -4 million to -5 million range, versus an earlier forecast of -8 million. “These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it,” said the BLS. “In May, employment rose sharply in leisure and hospitality, construction, education and health services, and retail trade. By contrast, employment in government continued to decline sharply.” In fact, American businesses have been going back to work for more than one month, especially in the airline, automobile, leisure and hospitality industries, per the BLS. American Airlines said Thursday that it expects to fly in July about 55 percent of the domestic capacity that was flown during July 2019, as load factor improved 55 percent at the end of May from 15 percent for the month of April. “We’re seeing a slow but steady rise in domestic demand,” said Vasu Raja, senior vice president of network strategy. “After a careful review of data, we’ve built a July schedule to match.” Airline travel has picked up substantially, in other words. On Wednesday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said daily flights increased by 30 percent between April 21st and May 27th. The IATA said the improvement in the data suggests “the industry has seen the bottom of the crisis, provided there is no recurrence.” And tens of thousands of autoworkers started streaming back into car and truck plants across the South and Midwest in May, “a critical step toward bringing the nation’s largest manufacturing industry back to life,” according to the NY Times. Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler restarted, after Toyota, Honda, and Tesla began reopening plants. Hyundai restarted a plant in Alabama on May 4th, according to the NY Times. The manufacturing sector lost 1.32 million jobs in April, but gained 225,000 jobs back


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in May. The so-called underemployment rate that includes part timers and those who have stopped looking for a job recently fell to 21.2 percent from 22.8 percent in April. But it was just seven percent in February, so the latest payroll numbers are nothing to crow about. Cities such as Detroit have also announced that hundreds of its employees are returning to work. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan revealed to Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah that the city is preparing “to send hundreds back to work in areas like cutting grass, road work, and construction.” The DOW Jones is up more than 900 at this writing, and S&P 500 up more than 90 points on the surprise news. It looks like many companies called back their workers at the earliest opportunity with either emails or texts after two months of layoffs, thus escaping the notice of statisticians. Is this improvement just a blip, as COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb in most of the country? We have to assume this will continue as more of the economy opens this summer, and demonstrations against police brutality continue. Any real improvements will also depend on how returning workers are treated at their job places. Will they follow CDC guidelines for workers safety with appropriate disinfection protocols, including the continued wearing of masks and social-distancing? Last Friday’s financial market euphoria smacks of an irrational exuberance based in the belief that further disruptions due to the pandemic and street protests will die down, but it’s wiser to act rationally in such times. 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

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ANY FAMILIES WILL HAVE A LOVED ONE DIE during this time of social distancing when we cannot gather to say goodbye, to offer comfort to one another, and to publicly acknowledge a death and honor the life of the beloved. We know this makes a hard time harder and we are holding you and your family in our hearts. We also know it is important to ritually acknowledge this time and our grief. Here is something we can do at home while we await the time when we can hold a larger, public service. Create an Altar/Sacred Space • Gather some pictures and personal items that represent what mattered to your loved one who has died. • Select a location to create an altar or sacred space to celebrate the precious life of the beloved. Take time and make it special. We might include a fabric covering, the gathered photos and personal items, religious symbols and items, flowers, mementos, artwork from children or others, lovely articles from nature, etc. • Place at least one candle on the altar in a base or holder that

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Home Memorial or Celebration of Life • If sharing this experience via the phone, Zoom, or FaceTime, invite folks to an agreed upon day and time.

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• Sing a song or play music that is meaningful.

• Gather around the altar. Take a few breaths to center and calm yourself and to create a special time. Light the candle.

• Read a second poem or sacred reading as a Closing. Take a few more deep breaths.

• Say any prayers that are meaningful to those gathered and the loved one.

• To close this special time, blow out the candle knowing that the light and love of the beloved lives on within.

• Hold a time of silence in memory of the beloved and in acknowledgment of the many emotions of grief.

• Some families may want to plant seeds, flowers, or a tree in the loved one’s honor at this time or at a later date.

• Read a poem or sacred reading that is meaningful. • Share memories of the beloved, each person telling a special story or two about their time together.

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Black Lives Matter As A Permanent Public Art Statement

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Francisco Goya, The Third of May 1808 in Madrid, or The Executions (1814). Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado

Kara Walker’s A Subtlety or Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014). Domino Sugar Factory in Brookyln, New York

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OR ALMOST TWO WEEKS, thousands upon thousands of Americans have been marching across the country in memory of George Floyd and in protest of police brutality. Watching the news and driving around our cities, we have become aware of the street art, appearing daily on building facades and boarded-up storefronts: Portraits of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Graffiti statement “Black Lives Matter” and abbreviated version of it “BLM.” But one street art mural, which appeared miraculously last Friday in Washington D.C. BLACK LIVES MATTER mural in Washington DC. on the stretch of Sixteenth Street, near the White House, caught everyone’s attention. artistic response to the painful and dramatic times that we are It took only one day for a group of volunteers to paint the street experiencing right now. Think about Picasso who responded with surface with gigantic yellow letters BLACK LIVES MATTER. his famous Guernica just a few months after the 1937 bombing, When I saw the photos of this mural, I was immediately taken Basque Country town, Guernica. However, Goya painted his by the scale and artistic sophistication of its design. Initially we famous, The Third of May 1808 several years after the execution of learned that the mural was painted by the order of the Mayor Spanish freedom fighters, by French soldiers. of Washington D.C., Muriel Browser to whom President Trump Amidst this current chaos, I cannot help but dream about an actual or virtual exhibition of works by African American artists who will deliver their own political punch. Let’s start with Kerry James Marshall, whose 2017 fabulous solo exhibition at MOCA had the highest attendance in the museum’s history. I also remember falling in love with his art at his first exhibition here in Los Angeles, almost 30 years ago at Marti Koplin Gallery. Then you could buy his painting for about $10,000, now it’s worth millions. And what about Kara Walker, whose powerful traveling solo exhibition we experienced at the Hammer Museum in 2008. And at The Broad Museum, she is one of the few artists that has a gallery exclusively dedicated to her art. Now, looking at her gigantic sculpture, Marvelous Sugar Baby presented at the former Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, 2014, I am thinking what might come out of her studio in response to Black Lives Matter. Another amazing Los Angeles based painter, Henry Taylor had a series of powerful exhibitions organized with a unique theatrical flavor by Blum and Poe Gallery. There is no doubt that Henry Taylor will also respond with a powerful masterpiece to this painful moment in our history. Of course my friends, you and I could continue to add many more names to the list of African American artists, who could/ Top: Sixteenth Street, Washington D.C., BLACK LIVES MATTER mural. should be participants of this actual or virtual exhibition, about Bottom: Volunteers painting yellow letters. Black Lives Matter. But, I want to add just one more name to this referred to of course as “incompetent.” I thought of her as damn list - Alison Saar - another well-known Los Angeles based artist, smart! I also wondered if she was fully responsible for this public whose paintings and sculptures of predominantly female figures art project. In today’s article in The New Yorker, I read that the delivers to us, a quiet but powerful poetic message about dignity Mayor conceived this mural with a group of eight local artists-all and suffering of her characters. of which have decided to remain anonymous, my high five to all Who else among your favorite artists would you like to add of them. Hopefully this mural will stay there for years to come to my wish list of participants of the exhibition supporting the and I can’t wait to experience it myself. With my eyes, with my Black Lives Matter movement, which is reshaping our collective mind, and of course with my feet walking along these yellow consciousness? letters delivering its political punch. Of course, in coming months and probably years, a number of the prominent African American artists will deliver powerful

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By Edward Goldman / Art Matters

Henry Taylor’s Untilted (2019). Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy.

Alison Saar in front of her work at LA Louver’s Booth at Frieze LA.

Editorial Note: During this unique time, VOICE has decided to introduce our readers to Edward Goldman, who, for more than 30 years, was art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM. Along the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post and developed a strong digital following.

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Installation view of Kerry James Marshall/ Mastry, March 12–July 3, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


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PHOLDING A SUMMERTIME TRADITION, Casa del Herrero will host its annual art event. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place online and provide necessary funds to both Casa del Herrero and local artists in the Santa Barbara community. An online art sale, Casa del Herrero’s Feria from Afar will be open for bidding Tile Niche by Wyllis Heaton, oil on canvas, 2020 next week, from June 15th to 19th. “The Casa’s original owners, George Fox and Carrie Steedman, were fortunate to build a home that remains a testament to their ingenuity and creative sensibility,” said Casa Executive Director Jessica Tade. “We are grateful to be able to have an online event that will help sustain the Casa during this uncertain time while also supporting the continued vibrancy of the arts in Santa Barbara.” Typically, at the start of summer, the Casa holds an annual fundraising event called Feria Andalusia. The afternoon is always a feast for the senses with festive music, delicious appetizers, and an exhibition showcasing the artwork of local Santa Barbara artists. The Casa will bring one of the best parts of Feria to the community by holding an online art sale featuring the artwork of local artists presenting paintings, mixed media, and fine art photography. Participating artists include Meredith Brooks Abbott, Whitney Brooks Abbott, Ann Shelton Beth, Lynn Cunningham Brown, Steve Curry, Nancy Davidson, William Dewey, Priscilla Fossek, Rick Garcia, Derek Harrison, Wyllis Heaton, Lenore Hughes, Ray Hunter, Laurie MacMillan, Ann Sanders, Richard Schloss, Frank Serrano, Garrett Speirs, Matt Straka, Thomas Van Stein, and Ralph Waterhouse. Artwork will be available for purchase beginning Monday, June 15th at 9am. All proceeds from the event will be split with 50 percent supporting Casa del Herrero and 50 percent supporting the participating artists. Feria from Afar can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2zbXuT3 For details visit www.casadelherrero.com.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures: Culture at a Click

Looking at the current moment...


CSB ARTS & LECTURES believes in the power of arts and meaningful dialogue to bring communities together, open minds, and help move toward a shared future. Last week, they turned to A&L artists and speakers to help us understand how we got to the current moment and how we can forge a path forward. “Today (June 5th), as demonstrators across the country stand together to demand equality and justice in the wake of the recent killing of George Floyd, we as a nation are coming to terms with who we have been and reckoning with who we are. Now is a moment when we can decide who we want to become,” shared Celesta M. Billeci, Miller McCune Executive Director. Last week’s curated selections feature Jennifer Eberhardt; Jon Batiste; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; and Tracy K. Smith. In Jennifer Eberhardt’s 2019 lecture from the A&L archive, the Stanford social psychologist demonstrates how ingrained stereotypes can powerfully shape our visual perception, memory, and behavior. A MacArthur “genius” and one

Jon Batiste

Henry Louis Gates

of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers, Eberhardt offers insight into how bias can lead to racial disparities and renders practical, actionable suggestions for reform. With password Eberhardt2019, watch the video at: https://vimeo.com/425608083 The video will be available through Friday, June 12th. Pianist Jon Batiste was scheduled to perform with UCSB Arts & Lectures this spring, but his event was among those affected by COVID-19 cancellations. Last week, Batiste released a new album with Minneapolis-born guitarist and songwriter Cory Wong. Each song title on Meditations offers a theme to meditate on that unites us during these times. “It is fitting that we are releasing this album during such a tumultuous time for the black community,” Batiste writes. “I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a black artist in America... As you listen to the album, I invite you to also meditate on empathy. Only when we have a deepening of our collective spiritual consciousness can we begin to implement genuine and lasting change.”

Listen to Meditations at: https://open.spotify. com/album/19SzhIssFZJ5pPHmZuJOWK Historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s recent book Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow covers the period after the Civil War, when white supremacy was born as white Southerners looked for ways to roll back the newly acquired rights of African Americans. Drawing parallels between then and now, he offers valuable insight into today’s cultural moment, and how we might stop history from repeating itself. Gates’ spring A&L lecture was one of the events that was cancelled, but you can listen to his 2019 interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air at: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/03/709094399/ henry-louis-gates-jr-points-to-reconstruction-asthe-genesis-of-white-supremacy

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at: www.poetryfoundation.org/podcasts/147495/ retelling-the-american-story. You can also check in with Smith’s own podcast The Slowdown, which dedicated this week to poems that take up questions of social justice. www.slowdownshow.org An Old Story By Tracy K. Smith We were made to understand it would be Terrible. Every small want, every niggling urge, Every hate swollen to a kind of epic wind. Livid, the land, and ravaged, like a rageful Dream. The worst in us having taken over And broken the rest utterly down. A long age Passed. When at last we knew how little Would survive us—how little we had mended Or built that was not now lost—something Large and old awoke. And then our singing Brought on a different manner of weather. Then animals long believed gone crept down From trees. We took new stock of one another. We wept to be reminded of such color.

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Tracy K. Smith came to A&L in 2019 as the U.S. Poet Laureate. Her most recent book, Wade In the Water, connects America’s dark past and present – from slavery to today’s acts of racial violence – weaving in forgotten African American voices. Learn more from her interview with the Poetry Foundation’s podcast Poetry Off the Shelf

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WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: TIME and MEMORY, Christopher Miles juror • www.westmont.edu/museum • 805-565-6162. WILDLING MUSEUM: Inspired in Nature: Solvang School • www.wildlingmuseum.org. YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.


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June 12, 2020

Oscar: BLM Has Caused Santa Barbara Council to “Do a 180” on Funding for Police Department By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers www.newsmakerswithjr.com

a white police officer in Minneapolis, he said he now is hearing a very different message, however: “It’s a little bit of a 180 for B COUNCILMEMBER us, since (running) for office OSCAR GUTIERREZ IS “A over two years ago,” Gutierrez LITTLE SHOCKED” by efforts said. “It’s something that people of Black Lives Matter to kept saying - ‘we want more “defund” the police department, he police, we want more police.’” said on Wednesday, offering a glimpse “Before last week...it was of the intense political pressures at ‘oh, we need more cops, I’m City Hall amid the group’s anti-racism tired of having my car broken campaign. into,’ or ‘I’m tired of people Ever since his 2017 election, stealing things from my porch, District Three representative Gutierrez I’m tired of not feeling safe told Newsmakers, he has worked at the SB Councilmember walking around at night, I behest of constituents to find ways to want more police patrols in my increase police patrols and presence on Oscar Gutierrez neighborhood.’” the Westside and citywide; in the wake “So the last two years, I’ve been in this of the local, national, global protests that have mindset of, ‘okay, where are we going to find this followed the May 25th killing of George Floyd by


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money to support our police officers?’ And then this last week, everyone’s like ‘no, no, no, no more money for police, now we want to defund them,’ and we’re all kind of like, we’re a little shocked because we just spent two years...trying to figure out how we’re going to support the police more.” “That’s what people were asking us for at the time, but now...a lot of people are asking us for the opposite, so we’re going to just have to work with all sides and see what kind of compromise we can come up,” he said. “So we’re all a little jarred, and we just need a little time to figure out, all right, how are we going to defund them while keeping our residents safe?” His comments reflect a policy and political dilemma faced by elected officials across the country. The BLM’s “defund the police” slogan is viewed differently in various cities, in ways that range from shifting funding, by relieving officers of duty dealing with issues perhaps better handled by social workers, mental health professionals or addiction therapists – to entirely dismantling existing departments and “revinventing” law enforcement. In the interview Gutierrez also: • Apologized for comments he made at the June 2nd council meeting, when he

criticized some BLM allies for “jumping on the bandwagon” of anti-racism while he had been on that “bandwagon” his entire life: “A lot of these emails (received before the meeting) were very disrespectful, and some of them were straight out racist. Some of them didn’t seem to know I was a person of color and they were assuming I’d never done anything to combat racism and it was kind of offensive,” he said. “And I realized after I got the criticism that some of these people don’t look at me as a person of color, they look at me as the authority. They look at me as the problem, they look at me as The Man.” • Argued that the city should “completely revamp what policing is.” Citing data dug out by the Independent, Gutierrez said the SBPD is “not as discriminatory as other police departments, for whatever that’s worth...but obviously there’s a problem, there’s a big discrepancy on how people of color are being policed here...(W)e’re training officers for enforcement, to keep people in control, as opposed to helping them. People want a more compassionate response...and we don’t get it.” • Discussed multiple aspects of the current turmoil at City Hall, including embattled City Administrator Paul Casey (“he needs to work harder”); besieged Community Development Director George Buell (“there’s gonna be some changes”); and Mayor Cathy Murillo’s recent performance (“publicly shamed”).

Watch the entire interview with Oscar Gutierrez at: www.newsmakerswithjr.com/post/oscar-blmhas-caused-santa-barbara-council-to-do-a-180-on-funding-for-police-department?postId=5ee17 2405f67c30017fc8694 Listen to the podcast version at: https://soundcloud.com/user-915471161/oscar-gutierrez-s-b-city-council-june-10-2020 Jerry Roberts is a California journalist who writes, blogs and hosts a TV talk show about politics, policy and media. Former political editor, editorial page editor and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, he serves as student adviser for the Daily Nexus newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. He is the author of Never Let Them See You Cry, a biography of Senator Dianne Feinstein.



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