VOICE Magazine: June 18, 2021

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Friday, June 18, 2021


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UCSB Grads receive encouragement from Oprah Winfrey


Live at the Old Mission, OSD revives traditions following pandemic


Calendar... 8-11*

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics’ La Cumbre Junior High vaccination day for students

In This Issue

Movies... 9

Data Courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7, 17, 20-22 The Current: Graduation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 New Business Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 *Hospice of SB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Newsmakers: Mission Creek Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 SBAOR President Brian Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-24 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 - 2 7 * Español y Inglés



Consumer Data

Santa Barbara

Lumber Prices Up 288%

May 2020 to May 2021

Production is at a 13 year high

Neighborhood Clinics Cares for our Children’s Health!

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Photo by Fritz Olenberger


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Issues of access are gaining attention on the State Street Promenade 6

Photo ©2021 Isaac Hernández Herrero, courtesy of SB Neighborhood Clinics

Photo by Mark M. Whitehurst / VOICE


SB City College to receive $20 million gift


Author Daniel Goleman to lecture on Emotional Intelligence presented by Hospice of SB

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Healthcare for our Community’s Most Vulnerable

A New Clinic is Coming to The Westside

she noted. “There will also be enabling services provided by members of the SBNC Health Promotions Staff, known as Wellness Navigators, to address some of the ITH FRESH LESSONS LEARNED BEFORE Social Determinants of Health: food insecurity, housing, CALIFORNIA RE-OPENED AND DURING and other areas that impact one’s health, [that] are not DECADES OF SERVICE, Santa Barbara medical in nature.” Neighborhood Clinics is preparing to break The clinic will also include a Community Room ground on a new comprehensive Westside Clinic. To better where meetings can occur, such as a nutrition classes or understand the new Clinic’s place in the community, Nancy support groups for building family resiliency, enhancing what A. Tillie, COO/CFO of SBNC shared some thoughts with SBNC can offer. VOICE. “The expanded facility will be a “The new Westside Neighborhood Clinic will be one of resource center for the Westside of Santa full integration; providing medical, dental, and behavioral Barbara, bringing much needed services health services, including substance use disorder treatment,” to a community that is very underserved,” Tillie explained. “The space will provide for additional medical services with behavioral health integration, and oral health services. The lab space will be enhanced to be able to perform more tests on site. State of the art dental imaging equipment will make for a more comprehensive dental examination. This is really about the Westside Community and its needs.” There are still over 4,000 people living on the Westside of Santa Barbara, many of Cover Image: SBNC Vaccination Clinics have been offered in modest means who do not have a medical collaboration with La Cumbre Junior High, who graciously hosted them home or primary care provider. They will for the past 20 weeks, to serve generations of Westside Families and be invited in to the Clinic. “Regular health their children ages twelve and up. assessments, vaccinations, and other The clinics were a huge effort, that would not have been possible health screenings can help to prevent without the support of and vision of Principal Dr. Bradley Brock and the or alert patients on how to manage herculean effort of support staff Anthony “Tony” Perez. “They were true their conditions to avoid more costly partners in this effort and a joy to work beside.” interventions down the road,” Tillie added. Photos ©2021 Isaac Hernández Herrero


By Kerry Methner / VOICE

The new clinic will be located on a bus line and within walking distance for many Westside residents. The current clinic is undersize for the needs of the community and lacks Oral Health services, pushing over 1,000 Westside residents to travel for dental services to the Eastside Neighborhood Family Dental Clinic. The plan is to have the new building open and providing services between 2023-2024 with 30 staff members at the new facility. “SBNC is fortunate to have community support for being able to provide needed services on the Westside of Santa Barbara. The Pandemic has raised awareness of the importance of good health. Having the appropriate space to serve the community keeping patients and staff safe is very important. It is our hope that this clinic will be recognized as a resource center for the Westside Community.” Tillie shared that the initial building was designed before the pandemic, stating, “Over the last year much new information has been brought forward about medical service delivery and looking back over history, it is evident that major health events, like COVID-19,will occur. Clinic spaces need to take social distancing into account during workflows and workspaces, and room for equipment to provide telehealth/ electronic communications for patients who may have barriers to visit the clinic, whether it be transportation or health restrictive, physical or quarantine. The building budget increased $6M from the original estimate, placing all of the lessons COVID-19 has taught us moving into the future. Learn more about SBNC at www.sbclinics.org

An Exhibition of Original Paintings by

Ray Hunter - Ann Sanders

Ray Hunter “Reflections of Goleta” 9 x 12 Watercolor

Ray Hunter “Santa Barbara Harbor” 12x12 Watercolor

Ray Hunter “Discovery” 12 x 16 Watercolor

Ray Hunter “Harbor View” 12 x 20 Watercolor

Artist Reception

June 12th 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Masks Required www.waterhousegallery.com/events

Ann Sanders “East Beach” 12 x 16 Pastel

Ann Sanders “Gaviota Coast” 12 x 16 Pastel


Ann Sanders “The Point” 12 x 16 Pastel

Ann Sanders “Beach Cliffs” 12 x16 Pastel

Waterhouse Gallery

1114 State Street at Figueroa, Santa Barbara 805-962-8885

email: art@waterhousegallery.com


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Opera SB To Present Das Rheingold COMPANY PREMIERE, Wagner’s Das Rheingold will be performed by Opera Santa Barbara as the finale of their 20|21 Season. The single performance will take place Sunday, June 27th at 2:30pm at the Lobero Theatre, marking the first live performance for the company inside a theatre in more than a year. “Words can’t express the exhilaration of being back in the Lobero Theater preparing our company’s first Wagner opera with this superb cast,” shared Kostis Protopapas, Opera Santa Barbara Artistic and General Director. “We’ve all been preparing for this moment for months, and we’re determined to make every moment count.” Graham Vick and Jonathan Dove’s version of the Ring Cycle captures the mighty essence of Wagner’s masterpiece in an abbreviated time frame of one hour and 50 minutes, with just twelve singers and 18 orchestral players. Considered to be a pocket-sized miracle, this version of Das

Rheingold, which premiered in Birmingham, UK in 1990, was then staged by dozens of opera companies around the world. It has been described by reviewers as “ear opening” and “imaginatively fresh”, the “Dove Ring” has made it possible for smaller companies to introduce this much admired, but often intimidating, work to new audiences in an accessible way, while still satisfying Wagner fans. The plot unfolds with cinematic pace, character interactions become more intimate, and Dove’s masterful orchestral reduction beautifully reflects the splendor of the original score, while bringing out musical motives and details. Bass-baritone Kyle Albertson and baritone Timothy Mix will make their Opera SB debuts as Wotan and Alberich. Opera SB favorite mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen is Wotan’s defiant consort Fricka, while Anya Matanovich (The Crucible, 2019) returns as the beautiful Freia, the coveted goddess of love. Robert Norman returns as the cunning Loge, and the playful Rheinmaidens are portrayed by Christina Pezzarossi and Chrisman Studio Artists Brooklyn Snow and Max Potter. Nathan Stark (The Barber of Seville, 2018) and Colin Ramsey (Madama Butterfly, 2019, La Boheme, 2018) are the scorned giants, Fasolt and Fafner. Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas conducts his first Wagner opera, with members of the Opera Santa Barbara Orchestra on stage. Enjoy a fantastical performance of gods, dwarves, and giants vying for a ring of universal power as Opera Santa Barbara presents Das Rheingold at the Lobero Theatre 2:30pm Sunday, June 27th. The first opera of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, this adaptation will blend vocals, 80’s rock-inspired costuming, and video projections to craft an unforgettable performance and immerse audiences in a magical realm. Purchase tickets ($79) at www.lobero.org.

Bass-baritone Kyle Albertson as Wotan with Christina Pezzarossi, Max Potter, and Brooklyn Snow as the Rheinmaidens

Disfruta de una presentación fantástica de dioses, enanos y gigantes que compiten por un anillo de poder universal mientras la Ópera Santa Bárbara presenta Das Rheingold en el Teatro Lobero a las 2:30pm el domingo, 27 de junio. La primera ópera de Ring Cycle de Richard Wagner, esta adaptación combinará voces, vestuario inspirado en el rock de los 80 y proyecciones de video para crear una presentación inolvidable y sumergir al público en un reino mágico. Compra boletos ($79) en www.lobero.org.

Photos by Zach Mendez Photo


By Mark Whitehurst / VOICE

ASPIRATIONS Annual Art Student Review Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 28 Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 to 5

Participating artists: Eileen Bunning, Deborah Filippini, Lynn Hamilton, Pat Heller, Kathe Hines, Colleen Janeé, Marianne Kugler, Camille Lubach, Peggy Merizalde, Caroline Moss, Peggy Odgers, Kathi Scarminach, Richard Six, Cynthia Waring

Tasting daily at the Margerum & Barden Tasting Room at Hotel Californian, 19 East Mason St., Santa Barbara Margerum Wines are available at margerumwines.com, fine restaurants and food & wine retailers.

Journey Home, by Peggy Merizalde

REH Fine Art at GRAYSPACE 219 Gray Avenue, in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

All protocols observed. Call: 805-689-0858 or Email: ruth@grayspaceart.com


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Local News for a Global Village Access Committee Calls for Accessibility Enforcement on Promenade


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

ESPITE THE STATE STREET PROMENADE’S YEAR-LONG TENURE, accessibility issues continue to impede many community members’ downtown experiences. To ensure that all individuals may enjoy State Street, the City of Santa Barbara’s Access Advisory Committee has persisted in its calls for the enforcement of State Street guidelines and accessibility requirements. Most recently, the committee has taken action by working with the City Attorney’s Office to send businesses official Notices of Violation, as well as keeping an eye on the future by recommending one of its members for the State Street Advisory Committee. “The bad news is that we’re still seeing the violations,” said Brian D’Amour, the City’s ADA Coordinator and City Engineer with Public Works during the committee’s May 7th meeting. “The good news is we now have this system in place that is supported by the Attorney’s Office to go down the enforcement path, and I believe once we start issuing even more of these [Notices of Violation], I believe that compliance is finally going to go up.” In order for a State Street business to expand with a temporary outdoor business area in the public right-of-way, it must follow the City of Santa Barbara’s set of guidelines for design and placement. Among these guidelines are a number of accessibility requirements, including providing wheelchair-accessible tables, as well as ramps. Moreover, business operations, such as umbrellas, lighting, heaters, and seating, can not infringe on a continuous, clear pedestrian path that is at least six feet wide on the sidewalk. Yet as the Access Advisory Committee discussed during its May meeting, until recently there has been little guideline enforcement. Previously, City staff have visited downtown businesses to speak with them about meeting guidelines. Additionally, over the course of this past fall and winter, the City sent a total of three notifications to businesses advising that they comply with the guidelines. However, these actions were more requests than enforcement, as they were not technically part of an official violation enforcement process. In response, the Access Advisory Committee has coordinated with the City Attorney’s Office to promote greater enforcement as the Promenade continues to evolve and will likely remain in place for the foreseeable future. Since February, staff from the Downtown Parking Division have performed inspections of businesses’ compliance with guidelines, documenting any violations in case files. This documentation has in turn allowed for the sending of official Notices of Violation, with a total of 17 Notices being presented to businesses as of May 27th. If these businesses fail to address their violations within a certain period, they will be subject to fines.

Committee members expressed their frustration at the delay in the creation of this enforcement process, as well as the lack of prior record-keeping of violations and communication with City staff. “It’s a total marginalization of the disabled community in this town,” said Committee Chair James Marston. Looking ahead, the committee hopes to further impact the future of downtown Santa Barbara’s accessibility through the inclusion of member Susanne Tejeda on the to-beformed State Street Advisory Committee. This committee will be responsible for guiding the creation of a Downtown State Street Area Master Plan, which will address issues such as housing and redevelopment opportunities, historic resources, transportation, and equity and accessibility. Accordingly, the City Council has voiced that it seeks a diverse group of committee members with a range of professional, lived, and community experiences that will reflect Santa Barbara’s needs. Beyond her role on the Access Advisory Committee, Tejeda works as an architect at Barton Myers Associates, Inc. and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Chapter. Her fellow committee members voiced that Tejeda’s expertise, as well as the fact that she has a disability and can provide critical accessibility perspectives, would make her a valuable member of the State Street Advisory Committee. To support her application to the committee, Access Advisory Committee members unanimously voted in favor of officially recommending Tejeda’s appointment. Interviews for State Street Advisory Committee members are scheduled to take place on June 22nd and June 29th. www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/cityhall/council/dtlongrange/state_street_advisory_committee.asp www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/brdcomm/ac/access/default.asp

Celebrating The Success of Foothills Forever Campaign


ATHERING AT THE GATES OF THE SAN MARCOS FOOTHILLS, campaign members and supporters celebrated the successful acquisition of 101 acres and reveled in the moment of fulfilling their Foothills Forever goal, last Thursday. Peter Schuyler, co-chair of the campaign committee, announced the campaign has “reached our $18.6 milestone to fund the purchase of the 101-acre West Mesa of the San Marcos Foothills, and escrow has closed.” Following the announcement, Chumash Elder Ernestine Ygnacio de Soto performed a ceremonial blessing, and led visitors through the gate onto the land, which will be preserved as community open space. Second District Supervisor Gregg Hart spoke, “This is the community’s success! Over 5,500 people donated to save this beautiful land, and many people have expressed their support throughout this effort by visiting the land and sharing their stories. This spectrum of support includes a local business woman who stepped up to be our ‘Angel’ with a $5 million gift and school children with their $5 gifts. Truly the community’s success.” Save San Marcos Foothills founders, Nancy Tubiolo, Samantha Eddy, Dani Lynch, and Julia Laraway gave thanks to the many people who shared their desire to defend the beautiful open space. “What the Foothills Forever campaign has achieved has been remarkable. Santa Barbara came together to

show that the human community cares enough about open space to protect it for everyone, Forever,” Tubiolo noted. Supervisor Hart also expressed thanks from the community to the Tallichet Family, long-time landowners, and Chuck Lande of the Chadmar Group, who agreed to delay construction of his approved development to allow the community the time to raise the necessary funds to permanently protect the land for future generations. Attorney Marc Chytilo was also honored for his work fighting to preserve open space. He never gave up on the idea of having the West Mesa be preserved. Chytilo noted the beginning of the second phase of the campaign, sharing, “This will fill out the rest of the campaign, retire short- and long-term bridge loans, create an endowment, pay any final costs, and develop a plan to restore and steward the land into the future.” Chytilo stressed that developing the long-term stewardship plan, “will take some time and will involve community input. We want this process to be public, open, and transparent.” He encouraged people interested in the stewardship process to visit the www.FoothillsForever.org website and sign up so that the campaign can keep them informed about opportunities to participate. The celebration ended with a commitment from the campaign team: “We look forward to celebrating the community’s amazing effort in a series of COVIDconscious events in the near future. A huge thank you to everyone once again for all of the generous support!”

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Westside Gathering Addresses Emergency Fire Measures

Melkian, Interim Public Works Director Joshua Haggmark, and providing translating services was the Fire Department’s Bilingual Outreach Coordinator Liliana Encinas. The meeting covered a wide range of topics. Also, it was decided members of the City’s Neighborhood Advisory Council will work with the Fire Department’s emergency preparedness staff to engage Lower Westside residents in disaster preparedness.

Photo courtesy of SBCFireInfo @EliasonMike

HE LACK OF EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING DURING THE LOMA FIRE, which burned TV Hill in the center of the city, while thousands of people watched, was at the heart of an open house meeting on the lower Westside at Parque de los Ninos on Saturday, with about 70 people attending. “We are grateful to the residents who attended the open house on Saturday and we heard concerns about lack of notification coming from the City. Our fire and police chiefs are committed to creating a system by which residents who live nearby an emergency will be notified that something is happening in their area, even if they are not in immediate danger,” commented Mayor Cathy Murillo, in an interview with Voice Magazine. The wall of flames on TV Hill alarmed residents citywide, with top of the hill residents receiving a text alert while residents a few yards from the flames received no notification. While some people fled for their lives, the area filled with lookie loos, who jammed the exit points in the neighborhood. Photos of the fire quickly went viral on social media. Addressing the crowd and answering questions were Mayor Cathy Murillo, Dist. 4 Council Member Oscar Gutierrez, Fire Chief Chris Mailes, Interim Police Chief Barney

Photo courtesy of SB Mayor Cathy Murillo


By Mark M. Whitehurst / VOICE

City To Reduce News Racks on State Street


EMOVAL AND REPAIR WARNINGS have been issued to newspaper delivery services in Santa Barbara as of June and will begin consolidating racks beginning July 7th. “Along State Street there are currently more green news stands than are necessary to provide service for the news racks. To remedy this the City has drafted a consolidation plan (see attached) to remove and combine stands and racks to meet current needs. The City is asking all news vendors for their input on this tentative consolidation plan. All feedback is welcome,” according to a notice posted by Jesus Banuelos, a project engineer with the Santa Barbara Public Works Department. The email notice came with a Tentative Consolidation Plan (with maps that specify which racks will be removed) a Posting Notice, and a News Rack Annual Permit Application. The notice further stated, “The City will be consolidating news stands starting after July 7th. News rack vendors shall remove their papers and interior units prior to July 7th. City staff anticipate within a week or so reinstalling/removing the new stands per the consolidation plan.” For more information email: jbanuelos@santabarbaraca.gov

Santa Barbara State of the City Broadcast


REVIEW of the “State of the City” will be broadcast by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 18th at 9am. The virtual event will broadcast from the State Street Visitor Center. The program will feature presentations from Jason Harris Economic Development Manager, City of Santa Barbara; Dr. Hilda Maldonado - Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent; Kathy Janega-Dykes - President & CEO, Visit Santa Barbara; Ron Werft - President & CEO, Cottage Health; and Francois DeJohn - Partner, Hayes Commercial Group. In addition to keynote speakers, hear from three of the Santa Barbara Mayoral candidates: James Joyce, Randy Rowse and Deborah Schwartz. The presentation is free for all Chamber members. Registration for the webinar at:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/ register/WN_yiNrb_G2SU6PAsVPC6kaiA. After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent. Presenting sponsors for the event are Cox Communications & Montecito Bank & Trust.

COMMENCEMENT 2021 UC Santa Barbara celebrates the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement ceremony


By Andrea Estrada / The UC Santa Barbara Current

HE UC SANTA BARBARA CLASS OF 2021 became the university’s newest alumni Saturday when they were honored in a virtual commencement ceremony that included a livestreamed keynote graduation address by media executive, talk show host, author and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey. “You adjusted, you innovated, you stepped up to every challenge the pandemic could throw your way,” she told the graduates. “And today you get to claim victory as we celebrate the classes of 2020 and 2021. “You’ll be telling your story to your grandchildren, the story of surviving a global health crisis, of thriving and graduating during a pandemic,” she continued. “You already had, in your young lives, created a legacy Oprah Winfrey delivers the keynote of resielence, of not giving up when the challenges commencement address kept coming, of making virtual reality your reality — all while learning and growing and now moving into the next chapter of your life.” The pomp and circumstances for the Class of 2021 — and for graduates from the Class of 2020 who chose to join in — began June 7 with the Grad Walk processional. The Grad Walk allowed graduating students to hear their names called, cross a stage and be photographed against a backdrop of the campus lagoon while two guests looked on. Saturday’s commencement ceremony opened with Krishna Balagapol, who has completed her bachelor’s degree in psychological and brain sciences, performing the National Anthem, and closed with her rendition of the University song, “Hail to California.” The morning's celebration continued with a number of other virual ceremonies presented by colleges and departments to recognize and honor their respective graduates. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications


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Salsa & bachata dance classes • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage at 500 W. Alamar Av • $12 • www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes • Weekly, Mo and Fr.

In Person & Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos


en el parque • Clases de baile de salsa y bachata • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage en 500 W. Alamar Av • $12 • www.mesabordancestudio. com/classes • Semanal, lunes y viernes.


LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES SANTA BARBARA STATE OF THE CITY Featuring presentations from local organizations • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • Free • https://tinyurl. com/6dptpk3k • 9am Fr, 6/18.

Photo by Jon Dixon


Honor Juneteenth Artists Honor Juneteenth with art, music, community discussions, and more as Juneteenth Santa Barbara and Healing Justice Santa Barbara host the 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Weekend on June 18th and 19th. First celebrated on June 19th, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, as Union General Gordon Granger issued General Order Number 3 enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation, Juneteenth continues to be an opportunity to celebrate and support Black and African American life. This year’s celebration includes the Melanin Gallery Space, a gallery that highlights Black artists located at 833 State St. This gallery is currently open 12-7pm Wednesdays-Sundays through the month of June. The first virtual Juneteenth program will be held 12pm Friday, June 18th, and feature presentations from students and educators. On Saturday, June 19th, the celebration will continue in-person at the Black Artisan Market, held 10am-4pm at 833 State St. Children can also enjoy a virtual book reading during Chocolate Baby Story Time from 9-9:30am. The weekend will conclude with a virtual program from 5:30-7:30pm featuring music, art, poetry, and more. To learn more or view the programs, visit https://juneteenthsb.org. Honrael 19 de Junio con arte, música, discusiones comunitarias y más, ya que Juneteenth Santa Barbara y Healing Justice Santa Barbara organizan el cuarto Fin de Semana Anual de Celebración del 19 de Junio el 18 y 19 de junio. Celebrado por primera vez el 19 de junio de 1865 en Galveston, Texas, cuando el General de la Unión Gordon Granger emitió la Orden General Número 3 haciendo cumplir la Proclamación de Emancipación, el 19 de junio sigue siendo una oportunidad para celebrar y apoyar la vida de los negros y afroamericanos. La celebración de este año incluye el Melanin Gallery Space, una galería que destaca a los artistas negros ubicada en 833 State St. Esta galería está abierta actualmente de 12 a 7pm de miércoles a domingos hasta el mes de junio. El primer programa virtual del 19 de junio se llevará a cabo a las 12pm del viernes, 18 de junio y contará con presentaciones de estudiantes y educadores. El sábado, 19 de junio, la celebración continuará en persona en el Mercado de artesanos negros, que se llevará a cabo de 10am a 4pm en 833 State St. Los niños también pueden disfrutar de la lectura de un libro virtual durante Hora de cuentos de Bebé de chocolate de 9 a 9:30am. El fin de semana concluirá con un programa virtual de 5:30-7:30 pm con música, arte, poesía y más. Para obtener más información o ver los programas, visita https://juneteenthsb.org.


Learn about gardening and insects • SB Public Library, hosted at Montecito Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/pzhhkak5 • 2-3pm Fr, 6/18.


Aprende sobre jardinería e insectos • Biblioteca Pública SB, en Montecito Library • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/pzhhkak5 • 2-3pm viernes, 6/18.


Dance festival celebrating the return of live performances • Center Stage Theater • $10-150 • https://tinyurl.com/k6fs44fp • 7pm Fr, 6/18, through 6/20.


Festival de danza que celebra el regreso de las presentaciones en vivo • Center Stage Theatre • $10-150 • https://tinyurl.com/k6fs44fp • 7pm viernes, 6/18, hasta 6/20.

de Santa Bárbara • Presentando presentaciones de organizaciones locales • SB Cámara de Comercio de la Costa Sur • https://tinyurl. com/6dptpk3k • Gratis • 9am viernes, 6/18.


4:30-6:30pm Fridays via Zoom. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf.

GRUPO JUVENIL ORGULLOSO DE PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION Se reúne de 4:30-6:30pm viernes a través de Zoom. Reserva tu lugar en https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf.






SB Singer/songwriter Mendeleyev; Resonance; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies in Concert & At Home • Free at www.luketheatre.org

El Cantante y compositor de SB Mendeleyev; Resonancia; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies en Concierto. Gratis en www.luketheatre.org


Support the Lobero by watching their virtual concerts including, John Kay, KT Tunstall, and Pianos on State. For tickets (Free-$15) visit www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming


Apoya al Teatro Lobero para ver sus ofertas de conciertos virtuales, incluyendo John Kay, KT Tunstall y Pianos on State. Para boletos (Gratis-$15) visita www.lobero.org/series/livestreaming


Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

RECORRIDOS ESPELUZNANTES CON SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de Santa Bárbara compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

Meetings to enjoy the LA Phil’s SOUND/STAGE series • CAMA Women’s Board • Free • https://camasb.org/meeting-registration • 5pm Fr, 6/18.




Reuniones para disfrutar de la serie SOUND / STAGE de LA Phil • Junta de mujeres de CAMA • Gratis • https://camasb.org/meeting-registration • 5pm viernes, 6/18.

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO SONGS, SONNETS, & SPRINGTIME A virtual performance of readings & songs • Pacific Conservatory Theatre • Free • www.pcpa.org/Springtime • Through 6/27.


Una presentación virtual de lecturas y canciones • Pacific Conservatory Theatre • Gratis • www.pcpa.org/Springtime • Disponible hasta el 6/27.


Online series of screenings & discussions between SBIFF’s programmers & filmmakers. View a short film online each week, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/


Una serie en línea de proyecciones y debates entre los programadores y cineastas de SBIFF. Cada semana, un cortometraje estará disponible en línea, seguido de una conversación virtual en vivo los jueves a las 6pm. Para inscribirte en una charla o ver charlas anteriores, visita https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/


Live music, food, & drink The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara, and The Good Lion • Outside the Good Lion/Granada Theatre, 6pm Th.


Música en vivo, comida y bebida • The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara y The Good Lion • Afuera del Good Lion / Teatro Granada, 6pm jueves.

June 18, 2021

Take a tour, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends. Haz un recorrido, apoya la Tienda del Museo o disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.


Learn about this local farm and coffee growing • 1362 Farren Rd, Goleta • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/2mvuzmch • 9:30am-12pm Fr, 6/18.


Aprende sobre esta finca local y el cultivo de café • 1362 Farren Rd, Goleta • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/2mvuzmch • 9:30 am-12pm viernes, 6/18.

Evento virtual en honor a las mujeres en los negocios • NAWBO Condado de Ventura • $20-100 • https://tinyurl.com/y3kxunnx • 12pm viernes, 6/18. Celebrate Juneteenth with a series of panels and presentations • Juneteenth SB • Free • https://juneteenthsb.org • 12pm Fr, 6/18.


Celebra el 16 de junio con una serie de paneles y presentaciones • Juneteenth SB • Gratis • https://juneteenthsb.org • 12pm viernes, 6/18.


A virtual dance party • Special Olympics Southern CA • Free • www.sosc.org/athletedance • 6-7:30pm Fr, 6/18.


Una fiesta de baile virtual • Olimpiadas Especiales del Sur de CA • www.sosc.org/athletedance • Gratis • 6-7:30pm viernes, 6/18.


A virtual storybook reading for Juneteenth • Juneteenth SB • Free • https://juneteenthsb.org • 9am Sa, 6/19.


Lectura de un libro de cuentos virtual para el 19 de junio • Juneteenth SB • Gratis • https://juneteenthsb.org • 9am sábado, 6/19.


Enjoy a flamenco and folklorico show • Goleta Valley Historical Society • Hosted at Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta • Free • http://goletahistory.org/fiesta-ranchera • 5:307pm Sa, 6/19.


Disfruta de un espectáculo de flamenco y folklórico • Sociedad Histórica del Valle de Goleta • Presentado en Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta • Gratis • http://goletahistory.org/fiesta-ranchera • 5:307pm sábado, 6/19.


Presentation on the non-binary gender spectrum • Humanist Society of SB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/6j3fk8jj • 3pm Sa, 6/19.


Virtual event honoring women in business • NAWBO Ventura County • $20-100 • https://tinyurl.com/y3kxunnx • 12pm Fr, 6/18.

Let’s Go To The M O V I E S NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 6/18/21-6/24/21 MOVIES LOMPOC • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD -R

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THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT -RIN THE HEIGHTS -PG13Starts @ 8:35pm General Admission $11.50 / Kids $8.50 / Seniors $8 BOX OFFICE OPEN 7:45-10:45pm Fr & Sa | 8-10pm Su-Th RADIO ACTIVE @ 92.1 FM • Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In PARKS PLAZA – CLOSED • (805) 688-7434 All Screens Now Presented In Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound!


Santa Barbara Ghost Tours Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits... Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019


Presentación sobre el espectro de género no binario • Sociedad Humanista de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/6j3fk8jj • sábado a las 3pm, 6/19.


11:15am sábado, 6/19.



Help care for our environment • SB Channelkeeper, hosted at Ellwood Beach • https://tinyurl.com/4apb34hz • 9am-1:30pm Sa, 6/19.


Live musical performance • Unity of SB, 227 E. Arrellaga St., SB • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/s3kxewzb • 7pm Sa, 6/19.



Ayuda a cuidar nuestro medio ambiente • SB Channelkeeper, en Ellwood Beach • https://tinyurl.com/4apb34hz • 9am-1:30pm sábado, 6/19.

Presentación musical en vivo • Unity of SB, 227 E. Arrellaga St., SB • $ 25 • https://tinyurl.com/s3kxewzb • 7pm sábado, 6/19.


BEACH YOGA FOR SUMMER SOLSTICE A free, outdoor community class • Santa Barbara Beach Yoga at East Beach, SB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/mxmszvmn • 10-11:15am Sa, 6/19.

Concert benefiting New Beginnings • Lobero Theatre • $36-56 • https://tinyurl.com/25sy559h • 7pm Sa, 6/19.



Concierto a beneficio de New Beginnings • Teatro Lobero • $36-56 • https://tinyurl.com/25sy559h • 7pm sábado, 6/19.

Una clase comunitaria gratuita al aire libre • Santa Barbara Beach Yoga en East Beach, SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/mxmszvmn • 10-

50% of proceeds donated to Healing Justice SB • Divinitree, Leadbetter Beach • $15 minimum donation • https://tinyurl.com/3kamvw8n • 11am Sa, 6/19.


El 50% de las ganancias se donarán a Healing Justice SB • Divinitree, Leadbetter Beach • Donación mínima de $15 • https://tinyurl.com/3kamvw8n • 11am sábado, 6/19.


Informative tour around Rancho La Patera and Stow House • Goleta Valley Historical Society • Meet at Stow House front steps • Free • Email lisa@GoletaHistory.org to RSVP • 9am Sa, 6/19.


Recorrido informativo alrededor de Rancho La Patera y Stow House • Sociedad Histórica del Valle de Goleta • Punto de reunión en los escalones de la entrada de Stow House • Gratis • Envía un correo electrónico a lisa@ GoletaHistory.org para confirmar yu asistencia • 9am sábado, 6/19.

Hear from musician, dancer, activist and author Nobuko Miyamoto as she discusses her new memoir Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution 7pm Tuesday, June 22nd. Hosted by Chaucer’s Books, Miyamoto will be joined in conversation with UCSB professors Diane Fujino and George Lipsitz. Attendance is free, visit https://tinyurl.com/htrkde3w. Escucha al músico, bailarín, activista y autor Nobuko Miyamoto mientras habla de sus nuevas memorias Not Yo ’Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution el martes, 22 de junio a las 7pm. Presentado por Chaucer’s Books, Miyamoto se unirá a la conversación con los profesores de UCSB Diane Fujino y George Lipsitz. La asistencia es gratuita, visita https://tinyurl.com/htrkde3w.


Outdoor market in honor of Juneteenth • Juneteenth SB • 833 State St., SB • https://juneteenthsb.org • 12-4pm Sa, 6/19.


Mercado al aire libre en honor del Diecinueve de junio • Juneteenth SB • 833 State St., SB • https://juneteenthsb.org • 12-4pm sábado, 6/19.

www.metrotheatres.com METRO 4



225 N FAIRVIEW AVE GOLETA 805-683-3800


Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard* (R): Fri: 1:40, 3:00(Laser Pr), 4:20, 5:40(Laser Pr), 7:00, 8:20(Laser Pr), 9:40. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 3:00(Laser Pr), 4:20, 5:40(Laser Pr), 7:00, 8:20(Laser Pr), 9:40. Mon-Wed: 3:00 (Laser Pr), 4:20, 5:40(Laser Pr), 7:00, 8:20(Laser Pr). Thur: 3:00(Laser Pr), 4:30, 7:15, 9:55. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It* (R): Fri-Sun: 2:15, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20. Mon-Wed: 2:50, 5:30, 8:10. Thur: 2:50, 5:30. A Quiet Place Part II (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:50, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30. Mon-Thur: 3:30, 5:50, 8:30. F9 The Fast Saga* (PG13): Thurs: 7:00(Laser Pr), 9:00, 10:15(Laser Pr)

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard* (R): Fri-Sun: 1:50, 3:00, 4:30, 5:45, 7:10, 8:30, 9:55. MonWed: 3:00, 4:30, 5:45, 7:10, 8:30. Thur: 3:00, 4:30, 5:45, 7:10, 9:55. In The Heights (PG13): Fri-Sun: 1:40, 4:20, 7:30. Mon-Thur: 2:30, 4:20, 7:30.. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It* (R): Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:10, 7:00, 9:35. Mon-Wed: 2:40, 5:20, 8:00. Thur: 2:40, 5:20. A Quiet Place Part II (PG13): Fri-Sun: 2:00, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45. Mon/Tue, Thur: 3:10, 5:30, 8:15. Wed: 2:40. A Quiet Place Double Feature (PG13): Wed: 5:00 F9 The Fast Saga* (PG13): 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:10. Private Rentals: Available



12 Mighty Orphans* (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:30, 4:30, 7:30. Rita Moreno (PG13): Fri-Thurs: 2:10, 5:15, 7:15. In The Heights (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:30, 4:45, 8:00. Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway (PG): Fri-Thur: 1:45, 5:30, 7:00. Cruella (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:20, 4:00, 7:45.


An online celebration of Juneteenth • Juneteenth SB • Free • https://juneteenthsb.org • 5:30pm Sa, 6/19.


Una celebración en línea del 19 de junio • Juneteenth SB • Gratis • https://juneteenthsb.org • 5:30 pm sábado, 6/19.

Schedule subject to change. Please visit metrotheatres.com for theater updates. Thank you. Features and Showtimes for June 18-24, 2021 * = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES”

The Sparks Brothers (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:40, 7:40. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:40, 7:40. Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway (PG): Fri, Mon-Thurs: 5:00, 7:15. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 5:00, 7:15. Cruella (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:30, 7:30.


Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com

Photo courtesy of Chaucer’s Books

June 18, 2021

Celebrate the Summer Solstice Festival with large-scale, inflatable exhibits • Paseo Nuevo, SB • https://tinyurl.com/3tve2m4v • Sa, 6/19 and 6/26.

Government Meetings • Reuniones gubernamentales SOUTH BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW MEETING • 9am Fr, 6/18. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6. REUNIÓN DE LA JUNTA SUR DE REVISIÓN DE ARQUITECTURA • 9am viernes, 6/18. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6. SB COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR • 9am Mo, 6/21.

SB CITY COUNCIL MEETING • 2pm Tu, 6/22. Learn more/ attend https://tinyurl.com/zcrmn7f9.

REUNIÓN DEL AYUNTAMIENTO DE SB • 2pm martes, 6/22. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/zcrmn7f9. CITY OF SB HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONSENT AGENDA REVIEW • 11am We, 6/23. Learn more/

Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6.

attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC.

ADMINISTRADOR DE ZONIFICACIÓN DEL CONDADO DE SB • 9am lunes, 6/21. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6.

REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA COMISIÓN DE MONUMENTOS HISTÓRICOS DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 11am miércoles, 6/23. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA. gov/HLC.


attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB


CITY OF SB HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION • 1:30pm We, 6/23. Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC.

COMISIÓN DE MONUMENTOS HISTÓRICOS DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 1:30pm miércoles, 6/23. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA. gov/HLC.

REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA JUNTA DE REVISIÓN DE ARQUITECTURA DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 1pm lunes, 6/21. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ABR.

CITY OF SB PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION • 4pm We, 6/23. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/yeusmsyr. COMISIÓN DE PARQUES Y RECREACIÓN DE LA CIUDAD DE SB• 4pm miércoles, 6/23. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/yeusmsyr.



TABLERO DE DISEÑO UNIFAMILIAR DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 3pm lunes, 6/21. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB

COMISIÓN DE POLICÍA Y BOMBEROS DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 4pm jueves, 6/24. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/4rm44nzr.

attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ABR.

6/21. Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB

SB COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS • 9am Tu, 6/22. Learn more/attend www.countyofsb.org/bos.

In The Heights (PG13): Fri-Wed: 3:45, 7:00. Thur: 3:45. F9 The Fast Saga* (PG13), 7:45.


JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL CONDADO DE SB • 9am martes, 6/22. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.countyofsb.org/bos.

6/24. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/4rm44nzr.


6/25. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6.

JUNTA NORTE DE REVISIÓN ARQUITECTÓNICA • 9am viernes, 6/25. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6.


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In CONTINUES Person & /Online Activities for Everyone CONTINÚA Actividades en persona y en línea para todos Learn how to better support


Author Nobuko Miyamoto discusses Not Yo’ Butterfly • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/htrkde3w • 7pm Tu, 6.22.


El autor Nobuko Miyamoto habla sobre Not Yo ’Butterfly • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/htrkde3w • 7pm martes, 6/22.


Join Opera Santa Barbara for this free, weekly digital concert series at 12pm each Tuesday. Learn more and view at https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

MEDIODÍA EN CASA Photo courtesy of Hospice of SB

relationships and prepare yourself for post-pandemic life as author Daniel Goleman presents Emotional Intelligence in the Challenging Times of a Pandemic 6pm Wednesday, June 23rd. The latest installment of Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Illuminate Speaker Series, this event is free and open to the public. Register at www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries.


Aprende a apoyar mejor las relaciones y a prepararte para la vida después de una pandemia, mientras el autor Daniel Goleman presenta Inteligencia emocional en tiempos difíciles de una pandemia a las 6pm del miércoles, 23 de junio. La última entrega de la Serie de altavoces Illuminate de Hospice of Santa Barbara, este evento es gratuito y está abierto al público. Regístrate en www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries.

Únete a Opera Santa Barbara para esta serie de conciertos digitales semanales gratuitos a las 12pm todos los martes. Obtén más información y disfruta en https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

Wednesday • miércoles 6.23.21


Enjoy a story and outdoor activities • SB Public Library • Hosted at Manning Park • Free • 2-3:30pm We, 6/23.

STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE FESTIVAL DE SUMMER SOLSTICE EXHIBICIONES DE FLORES Celebra el Festival de Summer Solstice con exhibiciones inflables a gran escala • Paseo Nuevo, SB • https://tinyurl.com/3tve2m4v • sábado, 6/19 y 6/26.


Celebrate Father’s Day and graduations with a picnic • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $20-60 • https://tinyurl.com/shumnzud • Arrival times 2-2:30pm Su, 6/20.


Celebra el Día del Padre y las graduaciones con un picnic • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $20-60 • https://tinyurl.com/shumnzud • Horarios de llegada 2-2:30pm domingo, 6/20.

Monday • lunes 6.21.21

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE HIKE THE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first & third weekends, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge


los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge


Children up to age 18 can pick up a free, nutritious meal • Central Library, Santa Barbara • Free, no registration needed • 11:30am12:30pm Mo-Fr, through 8/13.


Los niños de hasta 18 años pueden recoger una comida nutritiva y gratuita • Biblioteca Central, Santa Bárbara • Gratis, no es necesario registrarse • De 11:30am a 12:30pm de lunes a viernes hasta el 8/13.


For single individuals aged 36+ • Brass Bear Brewery, 28 Anacapa St., SB • $15-20 • https://tinyurl.com/cpye7tw7 • 6:30pm Mo, 6/21.


Para personas solteras mayores de 36 años • Brass Bear Brewery, 28 Anacapa St., SB • $15-20 • https://tinyurl.com/cpye7tw7 • 6:30pm lunes, 6/21.


Enjoy a story and outdoor activities • SB Public Library • Hosted at Sunflower Park • Free • 2-3:30pm Tu, 6/22.


Disfruta de una historia y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública de SB • En Sunflower Park • Gratis • 2-3:30pm martes, 6/22.


Disfruta de una historia y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública de SB • En Manning Park • Gratis • 2-3: 30pm miércoles, 6/23.

WEDNESDAY GIRLS EMPOWERMENT CAMP A camp to support and inspire girls • Camps with Coaches, hosted at Leadbetter Beach • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/32xavf6s • 4-6pm We.


Un campamento para apoyar e inspirar a las niñas • Campamentos con entrenadores, organizados en Leadbetter Beach • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/32xavf6s • 4-6pm miércoles.


For all English language learners • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default. asp • 4:30-5:30pm We.

One-on-one tutoring sessions • Montecito Library • Free • By appointment, www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 10am-12pm Tu.

Para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • Gratis • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles.


A French conversation group, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • Free • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • 5:30-7:30pm We.


Un grupo de conversación en francés, todos los niveles son bienvenidos • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • Gratis • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • 5:30-7:30pm miércoles.


Daniel Goleman presents on emotional intelligence in pandemic times • Hospice of SB • Free • www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries • 6pm We, 6/23.


Daniel Goleman presenta sobre inteligencia emocional en tiempos de pandemia • Hospice of SB • Gratis • www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries • 6pm miércoles, 6/23.

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MICRÓFONO ABIERTO - COMEDIA STAND-UP Disfruta de los comediantes locales • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm miércoles.


Hypnosis can help.

Reaching into the depths of our unconscious mind, we are able to find the resources needed to remain calm, feel inner peace, and even find joy in the midst of the chaos in our lives and the world. In-person or on-line sessions.

Clase para niños y sus cuidadores • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque Alameda • 10:30-11am jueves,.

Enjoy local comedians • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm We.

Eco-friendly Land Management Noxious Weed Abatement Sustainable Agriculture Fire Mitigation Scott Rothdeutsch | Owner scott@sbgoats.com

Feeling anxious, fatigued, depressed, or just experiencing isolation challenges?




Practica el idioma español de forma natural • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm martes.


Bienvenidos nuevamente a la Feria de SB anual • SB Fair & Expo, Earl Warren Showgrounds • $25 • http://earlwarren.com • 4-10pm miércoles, 6/23, hasta 6/27.

Sesiones de tutoría individual • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • Con cita, www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 10 am-12pm martes.


Explora los viñedos, jardines y aves de Buttonwood Farm Winery mientras los expertos en aves del Museo de Historia Natural, la SB Dr. Krista Fahy y Rebecca Coulter presentan virtualmente La historia natural del vino, la cerveza y las bebidas espirituosas: observación de aves y Buttonwood Winery a las 5pm el sábado, 26 de junio. La enóloga de Buttonwood Karen Steinwachs también degustará dos vinos, que los participantes pueden pedir para disfrutar también. Para comprar boletos ($20-100), visita https://tinyurl.com/yhkrz9zd.



Practice Spanish language in a natural way • SB Public Library • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm Tu.

Explore the vineyards, gardens, and birds of Buttonwood Farm Winery as SB Museum of Natural History bird experts Dr. Krista Fahy and Rebecca Coulter virtually present The Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Birding and Buttonwood Winery 5pm Saturday, June 26th. Buttonwood winemaker Karen Steinwachs will also taste two wines, which participants may order to enjoy as well. To purchase tickets ($20-100), visit https://tinyurl.com/yhkrz9zd.

Welcome back the annual SB Fair • SB Fair & Expo, Earl Warren Showgrounds • $25 • http://earlwarren.com • 4-10pm We, 6/23- 6/27.


June 18, 2021

Photo courtesy of SB Museum of Natural History

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Thursday • jueves 6.24.21 CHILDREN | NIÑOS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Class for children and their caregivers • SB Public Library • Free • Alameda Park • 10:3011am Th.

Focuses on developing babies’ pre-literacy skills • SB Public Library • Free • Alameda Park • 11:15-11:45am Th.


Se enfoca en el desarrollo de las habilidades previas a la alfabetización de los bebés • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque Alameda • 11:15-11:45am jueves.


Ages 9-12 are invited to build little robots • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/kue6fwjx • 3pm Th, 6/24.


Se invita a las edades de 9 a 12 años a construir pequeños robots • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/kue6fwjx • 3pm jueves, 6/24.


For kids aged 6 to 10 • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St. • Open enrollment https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx • 4-5pm Th.


Para niños de 6 a 10 años • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St. • Inscripción abierta https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx • 4-5pm jueves.


Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd


Friday • viernes



Connect with speakers and local business people • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • $10-25 • https://tinyurl. com/46vv2f7x • 9am Th, 6/24. Conéctate con oradores y empresarios locales • SB Cámara de Comercio de la Costa Sur • $10-25 • https://tinyurl. com/46vv2f7x • 9am jueves, 6/24.




This week’s theme: Kodachrome: Our Eyes, Perception, and How We See the World • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/uzzsdhsw • 9:30am Fr, 6/25.


El tema de esta semana: Kodachrome: Nuestros ojos, percepción y cómo vemos el mundo • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis •https://tinyurl.com/uzzsdhsw • 9:30am viernes, 6/25.


Virtual presentation • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program • Free • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 10am Fr, 6/25.


Presentación virtual • Programa de asesoramiento y defensa de seguros de salud • Gratis • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 10am viernes, 6/25.

For LGBTQ+ folks and allies ages 50+ • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • https://tinyurl.com/86s5ry5p • 12-1pm Th. Para personas y aliados LGBTQ + mayores de 50 años • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/86s5ry5p • 12-1pm jueves.

A summer lecture series by Dr. Allan Langdale • Architectural Foundation of SB • $10 per lecture, $80 for all • https://tinyurl.com/pmrcuw6d • 6:45pm Th, through 8/19.




Una serie de conferencias de verano a cargo del Dr. Allan Langdale • Architectural Foundation of SB • $10 por conferencia, $80 por todas • https://tinyurl.com/pmrcuw6d • 6:45pm jueves, hasta el 8/19.




With Senator Limón and Assemblymember Bennett • CalNonprofits • Free • https://tinyurl.com/52u5rdkw • 1pm Fr, 6/25.


Con la Senadora Limón y el Asambleísta Bennett • CalNonprofits • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/52u5rdkw • 1pm viernes, 6/25.


This month’s book: All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/ f53t8u8 • 3:30pm Fr, 6/25.

George Sanchez discusses his book Boyle Heights • Chaucer’s Books • Free • https://tinyurl.com/yr2xvncj • 7pm Th, 6/24. George Sanchez habla sobre su libro Boyle Heights • Chaucer’s Books • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yr2xvncj • 7pm jueves, 6/24.


Erik Stein interviews Katie Fuchs-Wackowski • PCPA Theatre • Free • https://tinyurl.com/3m8dfp4f • 7pm Th, 6/24.


Erik Stein entrevista a Katie Fuchs-Wackowski • Teatro PCPA • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/3m8dfp4f • 7pm jueves, 6/24.


Evening birdwatching classes • Free, all ages & ability levels. 4-5:15pm Thursdays via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj


Clases nocturnas de observación de aves • Gratis, todas las edades y niveles de habilidad. 4-5:15pm los jueves a través de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj


Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl. com/yx9v4pmd


Ubicado en las cuadras 900 y 1000 de la Calle State entre las



El libro de este mes: All Boys Aren’t Blue de George M. Johnson • Biblioteca Pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/ f53t8u8 • 3:30pm viernes, 6/25.


Meetings to enjoy the LA Phil’s SOUND/STAGE series • CAMA Women’s Board • Free • https://camasb.org/meeting-registration • 5pm Fr, 6/25.


Reuniones para disfrutar de la serie SOUND / STAGE de LA Phil • Junta de mujeres de CAMA • Gratis • https://camasb.org/ meeting-registration • 5pm viernes, 6/25.


Play directed by Tom Eubanks • The Ojai Art Center Theater • $10-20 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 6/25, weekend performances through 7/18.


Obra dirigida por Tom Eubanks • Teatro del Centro de Arte Ojai • $ 10-20 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30pm viernes, 6/25, presentaciones de fin de semana hasta el 7/18.

Saturday • sábado


LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WINE, BEER & SPIRITS Presentation on birding and Buttonwood Winery • SB Museum of Natural History • $20-100 • https://tinyurl.com/ yhkrz9zd • 5pm Sa, 6/26.


Presentación sobre observación de aves y la Buttonwood Winery • Museo de Historia Natural de SB • $20-100 • https://tinyurl.com/yhkrz9zd • 5pm sábado, 6/26. Fiesta attire, party dresses, t-shirts and accessories; Men’s, Women’s and Children’s clothing and gifts! 505 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara (805) 403-4074


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Concert by pianist Robert Cassidy and cellist Ani Aznavoorian • St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church, Los Olivos • Free, donations appreciated • 5pm Sa, 6/26.

Celebrate Summer Solstice with community members and friends as the Arlington Theatre hosts a free screening of the Summer Solstice Virtual State Street Parade Film 10-11:30am Saturday, June 26th. Attendees are invited to dress in a Solstice costume, and will be able to meet the Virtual Parade participants and team members. For more information, visit www.solsticeparade.com. Photo by Scott London Photography

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Celebra el solsticio de verano con miembros de la comunidad y amigos mientras el Teatro Arlington presenta una proyección gratuita de la película del desfile virtual de Summer Solstice en la Calle State de 10-11:30am el sábado, 26 de junio. Los asistentes están invitados a vestirse con un disfraz de Solsticio y podrán conocer a los participantes del Desfile Virtual y a los miembros del equipo. Para más información visita www.solsticeparade.com.


Concierto del pianista Robert Cassidy y la violonchelista Ani Aznavoorian • St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church, Los Olivos • Gratis, se agradecen las donaciones • 5pm sábado, 6/26.


Enjoy an outdoor yoga class • Paseo Nuevo, at Upper Arts Terrace on the second floor • Free • https://tinyurl.com/ hwxbdu3n • 9am Sa, 6/26.


Disfruta de una clase de yoga al aire libre • Paseo Nuevo, en Terraza de las artes en el segundo piso • Gratis • https:// tinyurl.com/hwxbdu3n • 9am sábado, 6/26.


Learn about local medicinal & edible weeds • Artemisia Academy • Elwood Butterfly Preserve, 517 Coronado Drive, Goleta • $20-50 • https://tinyurl.com/sd6decyh • 10am Sa, 6/26.


Aprende sobre las malas hierbas medicinales y comestibles locales • Artemisia Academy • Reserva de mariposas Elwood, 517 Coronado Drive, Goleta • $20-50 • https://tinyurl.com/ sd6decyh • 10am sábado, 6/26.


Celebrate exhibit galleries’ reopening and shop • Carpinteria Valley Historical Society, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria • www.carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org • 8am-3pm Sa, 6/26.


Celebra la reapertura de las galerías de exposiciones y compras • Carpinteria Valley Historical Society, 956 Maple Ave, Carpinteria • www.carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org • 8am-3pm sábado, 6/26.


Enjoy a free screening of the Summer Solstice Parade • SB Summer Solstice, held at Arlington Theatre • www. solsticeparade.com • 10am Sa, 6/26.


Disfruta de una proyección gratuita del Desfile Summer Solstice • SB Summer Solstice, que se llevó a cabo en el Teatro Arlington • www.solsticeparade.com • 10am sábado, 6/26.


Benefitting Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation • Hosted at Montecito Club • $200 for two guests • https://tinyurl. com/58rjrwux • 12pm Sa, 6/26.


A beneficio de la Fundación Teddy Bear Cancer • Presentado en Montecito Club • $200 para dos invitados • https://tinyurl. com/58rjrwux • 12pm sábado, 6/26.


Benefitting United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County • $1,000 entry fee • https://ubgc.ejoinme.org/2021PokerRun • Sa, 6/26.


Beneficiando a United Boys & Girls Clubs del condado de SB • Tarifa de entrada de $1,000 • https://ubgc.ejoinme.org/2021PokerRun • sábado, 6/26.

Sunday • domingo



Enjoy an adaptation of the first opera of Wagner’s Ring Cycle • Opera SB, at Lobero Theatre • $79 • www.lobero.org • 2:30pm Su, 6/27.


Disfruta de una adaptación de la primera ópera Ring Cycle de Wagner • Opera SB, en el Teatro Lobero • $ 79 • www.lobero. org • 2:30pm domingo, 6/27.


Get vaccinated and visit the SB Maritime Museum for free • SB County Public Health Department, at 113 Harbor Way, SB • Free, no appointments required • https://tinyurl.com/4zk8w85j • 9:30-11:15am Su, 6/27.


Vacúnate y visita el Museo Marítimo de SB gratis • Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de SB, en 113 Harbor Way, SB • Gratis, no se requieren citas • https://tinyurl.com/4zk8w85j • 9:30-11:15am domingo, 6/27.

LOOKING FORWARD AWARDS CELEBRATION & FUNDRAISER Hosted by Santa Barbara County Action Network • $40-55 • www.sbcan.org • 4pm Su, 6/27.

CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS PREMIOS ‘LOOKING FORWARD’ Y RECAUDACIÓN DE FONDOS Organizado por la Red de Acción del Condado de Santa Bárbara • $40-55 • www.sbcan.org • 4pm domingo, 6/27.


Celebrate Solstice with a virtual State Street parade • SB Summer Solstice • Free • www.solsticeparade.com • Streamed 6/27, air times/channels to be announced.


Celebra el solsticio con un desfile virtual en la calle State • SB Summer Solstice • Gratis • www.solsticeparade.com • Transmitido el 6/27, los horarios/canales de transmisión se anunciarán.


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Old Spanish Days Unveils New Fiesta Plans

This year’s Fiesta Dignatarios on the Mission steps, led by La Presidenta Stephanie Petlow


IESTA PEQUEÑA WILL BE HELD LIVE ONCE AGAIN on the Santa Barbara Missions steps and Noches de Ronda will return to the Santa Barbara Courthouse for this year’s Fiesta, as it has for the past 100 years. “Our community has been through so much this past year and I know everyone is ready to celebrate our beautiful city’s rich traditions, history, and culture with our family and friends,” commented La Presidenta Stephanie Petlow, following the announcement from Governor Newsom of COVID-19 restrictions lifting. “This is wonderful news and the Old Spanish Days Board of Directors is pleased to present our 97th annual Fiesta with the return of some traditional events,” continued Petlow at a press conference held on the steps of the Old Santa Barbara Mission, Wednesday. Fiesta Pequeña will be hosted by the Franciscan Friars of Old Mission Santa Barbara (as always) and will be televised live on KEYT Channel 3. Montecito Bank & Trust is title sponsor for Fiesta Pequeña 2021, and the public is invited. The evening of music and dance begins at 6:30pm, on August 4th. “We are most thankful to the Franciscan community for once again opening their home to Old Spanish Days so that La Fiesta Pequeña – the grand opening of the 2021 Fiesta – can happen at Old Mission Santa Barbara and be enjoyed in person, at home, or view via smart device,” said OSD Dance & Entertainment Division Chief Maria Cabrera. Past El Presidente Scott Burns is co-chair for this year’s Fiesta Pequeña. He shared, “It brings our diverse community together as we celebrate our past. The gathering of our community at the Old Mission is such a joyful time.” OSD board member Janice Howell is Fiesta Pequeña co-chair. She related, “La Pequeña will be very special this year after missing this great event last year. La Pequeña being at the Mission again will bring lots of joy, dance, singing, and family gatherings again. It promises to be a beautiful event that everyone will truly enjoy.” Over at the SB County Courthouse, Noches de Ronda has been a community favorite since the 1920’s. For three nights beginning at 8pm, area dance studios and singers will perform to a throng of spectators who sit throughout the grassy area of the Sunken Garden. Saturday afternoon, youngsters will take center stage for the popular Tardes de Ronda show. “Dance and music have been the primary

components of social gatherings and celebrations since the Rancho days of the mid-1800s,” said Noches de Ronda Chair Diana Vandervoort. “Though dance and music genres have changed through the years, Noches de Ronda perpetuates the traditions of gathering the community together to celebrate the gaiety and happiness of our wonderful town each year by keeping these customs alive. Noches de Ronda shows were founded in 1929 when the ‘new’ Court House was completed.” Vandervoort’s daughter, Thea Palencia, is the fourth generation of her family to coordinate Noches de Ronda. “Noches de Ronda represents a rich history of the culture of Santa Barbara including early California dance and music, as well as contemporary flamenco, folklorico traditions, and vocal performances,” said Palencia. “The show began with only three dance schools participating and now has 18 flamenco, folklorico, danza Azteca, ballet, ballroom, and salsa schools performing annually. These dance schools thrive partially due to the Fiesta celebration where they have an opportunity to show their skills to audiences at a variety of venues.”

Photo by Fritz Olenberger

Photo by Fritz Olenberger

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La Fiesta Pequeña will be Wednesday, August 4th

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Fiesta events happening in the next two months:

• Fiesta Ranchera this Thursday through Saturday as locals are encouraged to support Goleta area restaurants and establishments impacted by the 15-months of closures. Dance groups will be performing throughout Goleta for the entire three days, including a large show Saturday at Camino Real Marketplace. • A Fiesta Concert Series: July 30, July 31, and August 7 at The Carriage and Western Art Museum • El Presidente Reception: Sunday, August 1st at The Carriage and Western Art Museum • Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo, August 6, 7, and 8 at Earl Warren Show Grounds. Free • Arts and Crafts Show: Saturday, August 7th, and Sunday, August 8th along Cabrillo Blvd

Fiesta will take place August 4th ~ 8th • www.sbfiesta.org

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SB Urban Flea Market Offers a World of Hand-Selected Wonders


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DESIGNER AT HEART, local entrepreneur Sara Gehris believes that in order to thrive, you must be passionate about what you do. Accordingly, her experiences have been as diverse as her interests, ranging from creating her own art to helping people find unique items for their homes. Now, she continues to share her artistic passion with the community in opening her vintage store Santa Barbara Urban Flea Market at 729 State Street. “It’s something that’s very intuitive to me, it’s just effortless, it’s fun, it doesn’t really feel like work,” shared Gehris. “I love vintage pieces and I love shopping for vintage items, that’s the fun of it, just the hunt.” Originally from Utah, Gehris moved to the Santa Barbara area in the 1980s. Over the years, she has utilized her passion for design through a wide range of Sara Gehris business endeavors, including working in interior design, home staging, creating her own lines of graphic t-shirts and greeting cards, and even hosting a pop-up shop

in the Funk Zone. For the past 15 years, however, she has centered on vintage items, previously operating a total of four local vintage stores. SB Urban Flea Market features items from over 20 dealers located throughout the Santa Barbara and Central Coast area. Formerly a dealer of vintage goods herself, Gehris came to know many of these individuals through her past business experiences. By utilizing this business model, Gehris is able to selectively curate a high-quality collection of eclectic, one-of-a-kind items while supporting a network of local businesspeople. “My business plan has always been to create a store that is a collaboration of many talented and interesting vintage/antique dealers, and entrepreneurs,” explained Gehris. “It just makes more sense to have a business that is a shared venture where everybody can create their own unique style and look.” Upon entering SB Urban Flea Market, customers are greeted with an array of distinctive, vintage furniture, lighting, art,

and household decorations. While many of these pieces reflect mid-century styles, the store as a whole presents items ranging across many time periods and their corresponding styles. Featured alongside these items are other mementos of the past, including records, old magazines and books, typewriters, and toys. In walking among the displays, visitors are simultaneously reminded of the personal nature of the past and compelled to wander further into the store’s shelves. Beyond household items, SB Urban Flea Market presents an impressive selection of vintage clothing. Almost the entirety of the store’s back room is dedicated to clothes, including leather jackets, patterned dresses, and skirts, band t-shirts, jewelry, and more. There are also a number of self-care items available, such as handmade soaps, scented candles, and potpourri. Looking ahead, Gehris shared that she feels SB Urban Flea Market opened at an opportune time despite the ongoing

pandemic. She pointed to the increased amount of foot traffic amidst State Street’s closure to vehicles, as well as community members’ eagerness to resume in-person, local shopping. “The public support has been overwhelming,” said Gehris. “I feel there has been a shift in the way people shop, and people are more conscious of buying local and supporting their communities after what we have all been through together over the past year!” SB Urban Flea Market is open daily 11am to 7pm www.instagram.com/sb_urban_flea_market

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Navigating Re-entry Town Hall Dear Friends,

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Hospice of Santa Barbara

Reunión del ayuntamiento: Navegación de reingreso Queridos amigos,

The Pandemic that has engulfed our lives over the past year and a half did not La pandemia que se ha apoderado de nuestras vidas durante el último año y medio no vino con un come with an instruction book and so we, as a community and country, have been libro de instrucciones, por lo que nosotros, como comunidad y país, hemos ido aprendiendo a medida learning as we go. Now that there seems to be a very clear and bright light at the que avanzamos. Ahora que parece haber una luz muy clara y brillante al final de este end of this dark tunnel, there is still a level of uncertainty and fear about how túnel oscuro, todavía hay un nivel de incertidumbre y miedo sobre cómo reingresamos we re-enter and return to aspects of our former daily lives. We thought it would y volvemos a aspectos de nuestra vida diaria anterior. Pensamos que sería útil iniciar un be helpful to start a dialogue about some of these feelings and questions. While diálogo sobre algunos de estos sentimientos y preguntas. Si bien no prometemos ninguna we don’t promise any concrete answers, we believe it will be helpful to provide respuesta concreta, creemos que será útil brindar un foro de apoyo para reconocer y a supportive forum to recognize and name what we are experiencing and that nombrar lo que estamos experimentando y que ninguno de nosotros está solo en esto. none of us are in this alone. Hospice of Santa Barbara reunirá a un panel de líderes de la comunidad para la Hospice of Santa Barbara will bring together a panel of community leaders Reunión del ayuntamiento: Navegación de reingreso, un evento virtual que discutirá los for the Navigating Re-entry Town Hall, a virtual event that will discuss the fears, miedos, la ansiedad y las preguntas mientras contemplamos un regreso a la sociedad anxiety, and questions as we contemplate a return to society after the pandemic. después de la pandemia. On June 29th at 6pm, a virtual community town hall forum will be held El 29 de junio a las 6pm, se llevará a cabo un foro comunitario virtual donde todos David Selberg, where everyone is invited to “attend” (particularly those in SB county), están invitados a “asistir” (particularmente los del condado de SB), mientras los panelistas CEO Hospice of SB as panelists discuss the anxiety and uncertainty that we are all feeling on discuten la ansiedad y la incertidumbre que todos estamos sintiendo en algún nivel, ya que some level, as we “re-enter” society including work, school, travel, social/ “reingresar” a la sociedad, incluido el trabajo, la escuela, los viajes, los eventos sociales / de entertainment events, community gatherings and all other forms of in-person living. entretenimiento, las reuniones comunitarias y todas las demás formas de vida en persona. During this virtual event, local panelists and leaders will answer questions from the Durante este evento virtual, los panelistas y líderes locales responderán preguntas de la audiencia audience related to this transition. What will the return to society look like? What will relacionadas con esta transición. ¿Cómo será el regreso a la sociedad? ¿Qué se espera de nosotros? Todos be expected of us? Everybody else seems excited, why do I feel nervous los demás parecen emocionados, ¿por qué me siento nervioso y asustado? ¿Qué aspectos and scared? What cherished aspects of life over the past year can we bring apreciados de la vida durante el año pasado podemos traer con nosotros? Muchos with us? Many of us are already experiencing significant stress related to de nosotros ya estamos experimentando un estrés significativo relacionado con estos these issues. Our panelists, reflecting a variety of backgrounds, will share problemas. Nuestros panelistas, que reflejan una variedad de orígenes, compartirán meaningful perspectives and tips to help us navigate this tricky terrain. perspectivas y consejos significativos para ayudarnos a navegar en este terreno This event will be simultaneously translated into Spanish. complicado. We are proud to present our panelists for this unique event: Este evento será traducido simultáneamente al español. Estamos orgullosos de presentar a nuestros panelistas para este evento único: Catherine Remak, K-LITE FM, Gary & Catherine show co-host: With over three decades of experience in radio broadcast, Catherine has one of the most recognizable voices in the community of Santa Barbara. Catherine is part of the long-running “Gary and Catherine in the Morning” on KLITE 101.7 where she has been on the air for over 28 years, as host and News Director.

Suzanne Grimmesey, PIO/Chief Quality Care and Strategy Officer, SB County: Suzanne has worked with the Department of Behavioral Wellness of Santa Barbara since 1998 in a variety of roles, including Quality Assurance Training Coordinator, Calle Real Adult Outpatient Clinic Manager, Mental Health Treatment Court Program Manager, Division Manager for Children’s Services and Division Chief for Program Operations. Susan Salcido, Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Salcido serves on numerous local boards, including the Fighting Back Leadership Coalition, First 5 Santa Barbara County commission, Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area Joint Powers Agency, Santa Barbara Partners in Education, and the YouthWell Coalition. Eddie Ellner, Founder of Yoga Soup: Eddie opened Yoga Soup in 2001 and has taught there ever since. The responsibility of running a business dedicated to offering fresh carrots and useful wisdom has awakened him to his own nearly boundless ignorance and need to practice. His classes combine yoga poses, non-duality flavored dharma, current events, resistance stretching, and the occasional non-ordinary state of consciousness. Kristen Rohm, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Hospice of Santa Barbara: Kristen is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and provides spiritual support to those who are at the end of life or who have a life-threatening illness. She offers this type of support to family members and caregivers of patients, as well as to Hospice of Santa Barbara volunteers and staff. Charles Caldwell, Moderator (and new parent), Hospice of Santa Barbara: Charles has responsibilities across several areas, including initiative building, development, marketing, strategic planning, programs, and finance.


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CEO and Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Community Education and Engagement Team

Catherine Remak, K-LITE FM, copresentadora del programa Gary & Catherine: Con más de tres décadas de experiencia en transmisiones de radio, Catherine tiene una de las voces más reconocidas en la comunidad de Santa Bárbara. Catherine es parte del programa de larga duración “Gary y Catherine en la mañana” en KLITE 101.7, donde ha estado en el aire durante más de 28 años, como presentadora y directora de noticias. Suzanne Grimmesey, PIO / Directora de Estrategia y Atención de Calidad, Condado de SB: Suzanne ha trabajado con el Departamento de Bienestar del Comportamiento de Santa Bárbara desde 1998 en una variedad de funciones, incluida la Coordinadora de Capacitación de Garantía de Calidad, Gerente de Clínica Ambulatoria de Adultos de Calle Real, Gerente del Programa del Tribunal de Tratamiento de Salud Mental, Gerente de División de Servicios para Niños y Jefe de División de Operaciones del Programa. Susan Salcido, Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Santa Bárbara: La Dra. Salcido es miembro de numerosas juntas locales, incluida la Coalición de Liderazgo Fighting Back, la Comisión de los First 5 Santa Barbara County, la Agencia de Poderes Conjuntos del Área del Plan Local de Educación Especial del Condado de Santa Bárbara, Socios de Educación de Santa Bárbara y la Coalición YouthWell. Eddie Ellner, fundador de Yoga Soup: Eddie abrió Yoga Soup en 2001 y ha enseñado allí desde entonces. La responsabilidad de dirigir un negocio dedicado a ofrecer zanahorias frescas y sabiduría útil lo ha despertado a su propia ignorancia casi ilimitada y a su necesidad de practicar. Sus clases combinan posturas de yoga, dharma con sabor a no dualidad, eventos actuales, estiramiento de resistencia y el estado de conciencia ocasional no ordinario. Kristen Rohm, Coordinadora de atención espiritual, Hospice of Santa Barbara: Kristen es una ministra unitaria universalista ordenada y brinda apoyo espiritual a aquellos que se encuentran al final de sus vidas o que tienen una enfermedad que amenaza su vida. Ofrece este tipo de apoyo a los familiares y cuidadores de pacientes, así como a los voluntarios y al personal de Hospice of Santa Barbara. Charles Caldwell, moderador (y nuevo padre), Hospice of Santa Barbara: Charles tiene responsabilidades en varias áreas, incluida la creación de iniciativas, el desarrollo, el marketing, la planificación estratégica, los programas y las finanzas.


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CEO y el Equipo de Participación y Educación Comunitaria de Hospice of Santa Barbara

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VNA Health Names Rebecca Benard New Foundation Executive Director

REBECCA BENARD will serve as the next VNA Health Foundation Executive Director. She assumes this role after working at VNA Health for nine years, serving in a number of leadership roles with both the Foundation and Operations. She also holds more than 15 years of experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies to support multiple nonprofit organizations, especially ones that focus on social services, healthcare, and the environment. Her past experiences include working in the aerospace industry as a financial analyst and strategic Rebecca Benard planner, as well as owning an association management business. As Executive Director, Benard looks forward to helping the Foundation grow and supporting Santa Barbara families. www.vna.health

Riskin Partners Estate Group Ranked Second Small Sales Team Nationwide

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OCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM RISKIN PARTNERS ESTATE GROUP OF VILLAGE PROPERTIES has been named the second leading small team nationwide for their dollar volume sales in The Thousand list by RealTrends and Tom Ferry International. Achieving a closing year amount of $603,305,721, Riskin Partners Estate Group’s 2020 sales volume is higher than medium teams and many large teams also recognized in the Wall Street’s Journal The Thousand list. Consisting of partners Dina Landi, Sarah Hanacek, Jasmine Tennis, and Robert Riskin, Riskin Partners Estate Group represents luxury real estate in Montecito and Hope Ranch. For 10 out of 11 years, it has maintained the top position for total sales volume in the Santa Barbara MLS. “Working as an ensemble, you have the advantage of four partners’ expertise and dedication,” said partner Dina Landi. “Our unified approach results in greater attention to detail and insight than a traditional agent-team model. With us, you’re supported at every step.” www.montecito-realestate.com

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which inspired him to divide his land into small 25’ x 60’ plots to be sold to fellow believers. The community of spiritualists was named Summerland; the location of those souls with whom the believers communicated. The now remodeled building was Williams’ home where he conducted many seances over the years … another fascinating story. Despite what I thought was a way too early hour By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE (more like the middle of the night!) The Summerland ANTA BARBARA’S BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE extends – Beach Cafe was crowded with hungry eaters such theoretically – both north and south, which is where I found as ourselves waiting for a table. Once seated with a myself traveling this week during my daughter’s visit from delicious breakfast before us, we were greeted by the the other side of the country. She was anxious to visit the Cafe’s manager, Mike Jimenez, who was kind enough harbor, go for a boat ride, and drive up and down our picturesque to tell us a little more about the present establishment. shorelines stopping to admire the view, browse shops, and dine “There have been two restaurants owned by Jeff along the way. On her first day here, still on East Coast time, she Melnick, both called the Omelet Parlor, one here at this dragged me up and out bright an early for an East Coast timed location and one in Santa Monica,” explained Jimenez. breakfast at her favorite Summerland eatery, the Summerland The Santa Monica location closed sometime in the Beach Cafe. 1990’s after which this Located on Lillie Avenue, previously known as Pacific Coast restaurant had a name Highway, the Summerland Beach Cafe has a home in a lovely old change and became the Victorian house, originally built in 1893. Just three miles south Summerland Beach Cafe. of Santa Barbara in the charming seaside town of Summerland, Eventually looking to accented by antique shops and a lovely beach just a block away, sell, Melnick approached Summerland’s not your long time head Chef Jesse typical ‘Master Planned Jimenez and Francisco Community’ but a ‘Pancho’ Lopez. Both community nonetheless. enthusiastically agreed Summerland was and, as business partners, conceived and developed by have run the restaurant Henry Lafayette Williams successfully ever since. in 1883, 33 years after Was it a coincidence California became a state. that both the manager and the owner of the Summerland Beach Williams arrived from Ohio Cafe had the same last name? Not exactly. “That’s right, he’s my after serving as paymaster dad!” said proud son Mike now carrying on in the family business. general in the U.S. Army “I was washing dishes in the back from the time I was 16,” he during the Civil War. He chuckled. “I guess you can say I came by this naturally and it helps purchased Ortega Ranch and that I love what I do.” That was indeed obvious as he juggled the was a devote member of the crowds, stepping in to help at the front desk when needed, assisting popular Spiritualist religion in the kitchen, and greeting the guests. Customers come from Montecito Montecito Photos by Sigrid Toye

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up and down the coast, nationwide, and overseas. Dogs are welcomed guests along with their humans. As the Summerland Beach Cafe’s page on Yelp will tell you, the friendliness of the staff, the delicious plentiful breakfasts and lunches (including juicy hamburgers) are a definite draw and it’s no wonder there’s a line that extends beyond the parking lot. Don’t forget to take a leisurely walk on Summerland’s beautiful beach just across the road after the sumptuous meal! The eatery is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 2pm and on the weekends from 7am until 3pm. Check it out at: www.summerlandbeachcafe.com 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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At the Threshold...

June 14: FLAG DAY 2021 - reminds me of the flag that was installed at 1187 Coast Village Rd. made of fire hoses. May 2019. It honors all first responders.

VIRTUAL GRADUATION caps the year for UC Santa Barbara. Oprah Winfrey delivers an uplifting speech as the grads go forward. https://tinyurl.com/jstxwh2y

Relocated to Safety

SEA LION BIRTH at the Santa Barbara Harbor boat dock. Mom and pup bond in unique spot. Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institution staff Jon and Meaghan helped educate the public. MOM and PUP safely relocated from the Santa Barbara Harbor boat launch ramp where the little one was born on 6/6. They are now on a quiet beach. Thanks to the Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institution staff and volunteers who have been on the watch.

OSD Fiesta to Go Live Once Again

Unsheltered Neighbors... Car Show & Service

FATALITY- Santa Barbara Police, fire on scene of a deceased person. Highway 101 southbound at Castillo. This is in a homeless camp. Cause under investigation.

A HOTEL DEAL is the top priority to relocate 50 unsheltered people from high fire areas in Santa Barbara into rooms and provide services including security, health checks, and transitional housing options. But what if that plan doesn’t come together? https://tinyurl.com/yh6s82x2

FIESTA PEQUENA will return LIVE on the steps of the Old Mission on August 4th. Noches de Ronda will be held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. No parade, but other events also taking place during Old Spanish Days.

New Developments in Lasers

LASER LIGHT DEVELOPMENT FROM GOLETA will put out more than illumination. It will also offer ultra-high speed data transfer, be in the newest auto applications, and first responders will have many uses. Some of the applications will be in the palm of your hands soon.

CAR SHOW AND SERVICE - JUNE 12TH - During Classics and Coffee at South Coast Church (8am10am) Outreach Event (10am2pm) volunteer technicians offered OIL CHANGES, light service diagnostics, and car detailing for no cost to those in need.Non-profit program! 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd.

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Supervisor Das Williams; Finalist Laura Flores; Lucia Alarcon, 2020 Jr. Carpinterian of the Year; Congressman Salud Carbajal; Finalist Luke Williams; and Carpinteria Mayor Wade Nomura

2020 Jr. Carpinterian of the Year and Finalists Recognized


HE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE has named student honorees for 2020, including Lucia Alarcon, 2020 Jr. Carpinterian of the Year; Laura Flores, Jr. Carpinterian of the Year finalist; and Luke Williams, Bishop Diego High School, Jr. Carpinterian of the Year finalist. www.sbscchamber.com.

LUCIA ALARCON, a Carpinteria High School senior, earned a 4.5 GPA and helped co-found the Carpinteria Chapter of Diversify Our Narrative, an initiative that works to incorporate greater diversity into school curriculum. Additionally, she serves as her school’s senior class president, and the vice president of the Celebrating Adversity, Diversity and Education club. She has further been a Girls Inc. Eureka Program participant since middle school, and previously interned for County Supervisor Das Williams. As Jr. Carpinterian of the Year, Alarcon will receive a $4,000 scholarship. LAURA FLORES, a Carpinteria High School senior, acts as Associated Student Body vice president, as well as the president of the Celebrating Adversity, Diversity and Education Club. She has also participated in the Girls Inc. Eureka Program participant since middle school, earned a 4.5 GPA, and has served over 200 hours of community service. As a finalist, Flores will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce. LUKE WILLIAMS of Bishop Diego High School is an Eagle Scout with Boys Scouts of America. Williams wrote a curriculum for a Boy Scout merit badge to help support teen mental health, which is currently awaiting national adoption. Additionally, Williams has acted as a tennis team captain for two years, holds a 4.83 GPA, and is a National Youth Advisory Junior Board Member for teen mental health. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship for being recognized as a finalist.

Nominations Open for 78th Annual People of the Year Awards


O YOU KNOW SOMEONE who has significantly impacted the Santa Barbara community? Nominations are now open for the 78th Annual People of the Year awards (formerly the Man & Woman of the Year awards) and will be accepted through 5pm, August 9th at www.sbfoundation.org/news-events/pyawards. Presented by organizing sponsor Santa Barbara Foundation and returning sponsor Noozhawk, these awards will recognize local people, couples, or families who have made a meaningful difference through exhibiting acts of kindness or innovation, addressing a community need, improving quality of life, or who have displayed commitment to the community through their service. An in-person event will be held to honor award recipients in October 2021.

Organic Soup Kitchen Fundraiser Raises $30,000


N A HEARTWARMING DISPLAY OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, Santa Barbara nonprofit Organic Soup Kitchen raised $30,000 through its June 5th Crab Boil event in support of their efforts to serve low-income seniors, chronically-ill individuals, and cancer patients who were previously placed on the organization’s waiting list to receive home meal deliveries. “It was wonderful to see the community come together for a safe, outdoor celebration to support those who have been on our waiting list,” said Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen. The Crab Boil event, was the first in a series of pop-up fundraising events that will support Organic Soup Kitchen’s SoupMeal deliveries to community members in need. These SoupMeal recipes are created through work with oncologists, ensuring that each meal encourages healing, vitality, and boosts the immune www.organicsoupkitchen.org system.

June 18, 2021

OTC Markets Group Welcomes American Riviera Bank to OTCQX


MERICAN RIVIERA BANK, a full-service community bank focused on the Central Coast of California, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market, according to a release from OTC Markets Group Inc., an operator of financial markets for 11,000 U.S. and global securities. This was an upgrade to OTCQX from the Pink® market. “American Riviera Bank’s joining the OTCQX Best Market is an important event for the Bank, and reflects a key step in our long-term strategic plan to create additional liquidity and trading volume in our shares. We believe our awareness and exposure within the investment community will increase as a member of the OTCQX Market, and we look forward to continuing to create long-term value for our shareholders,” said Jeff DeVine, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Riviera Bank. American Riviera Bank began trading on OTCQX under the symbol “ARBV,” on June 14th. U.S. investors can find current Jeff DeVine financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com. The OTCQX Market provides investors with a premium U.S. public market to research and trade shares of investor-focused companies. Graduating to the OTCQX Market marks an important milestone for companies, enabling them to demonstrate their qualifications and build visibility among U.S. investors. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. D.A. Davidson & Co. acted as the company’s OTCQX sponsor. American Riviera Bank is a full-service community bank focused on serving the lending and deposit needs of businesses and consumers on the Central Coast of California. The state-chartered bank opened for business on July 18, 2006, with the support of local shareholders. Full-service branches are located in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles. www.americanriviera.bank www.otcmarkets.com

Scholarship Foundation of SB Awards $8+ Million in Scholarships


T A TIME WHEN FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION IS MORE VITAL THAN EVER, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has awarded over $8 million in college scholarships to 2,247 Santa Barbara County students. This funding will support students’ higher education goals as they look toward the 2021-2022 academic year. “The Scholarship Foundation dug deep and funded nearly every eligible applicant this year, a first for our organization,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson. “In light of the widespread economic hardship evident in our community, we were determined to expand the percentage of applicants who would receive scholarships. We are proud of our efforts to help students and families throughout Santa Barbara County.” Exactly $8,023,167 was awarded this year, with $3,614,836 going to support 1,195 students living in Santa Barbara’s north county areas. The remaining $4,267,131 was distributed among 1,026 south county students. These scholarship awards will support students pursuing college, graduate, and vocational studies, with awards averaging $3,570. “We are pleased to offer financial assistance to these deserving students, especially this year,” said Scholarship Foundation Board Chair Christie Glanville. “We thank the many generous donors who make these scholarship awards possible. This is a true community effort.” www.sbscholarship.org

Nonprofits WEV and MICOP Awarded $500,000 Grant


O SUPPORT INDIGENOUS MIGRANTS FROM MEXICO living in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, local nonprofits Women’s Economic Ventures and the Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project have been awarded a $500,000 grant for the 2021 Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED) Entrepreneurship Program. From the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Employment Training Panel, the SEED initiative will offer eligible community members training, technical assistance, and grants to launch or expand their own local businesses. “MICOP is beyond grateful to be part of a partnership with WEV to launch a new and innovative initiative that will recruit and train indigenous migrant entrepreneurs in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties,” said Arcenio López, Executive Director of MICOP. “SEED is an exciting opportunity for indigenous migrants to achieve economic equity by supporting visionary indigenous entrepreneurship.” Going forward, WEV and MICOP will conduct community outreach efforts to enroll individuals with limited proficiency in English in the SEED program. The program will then provide participants with entrepreneurial skills training before they are ultimately able to apply for grant funding up to $5,000 to meet their own small business needs. SEED will be conducted across two groups, with Santa Barbara County outreach and implementation beginning this summer and Ventura County beginning in early 2022.

To learn more about Women’s Economic Ventures and the Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project, visit www.wevonline.org and www.mixteco.org

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Op-Ed: How Historic Landmarks Board Totally Debunked Plans to Demolish Mission Creek Bridge By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers / www.newsmakerswithjr.com / June 13, 2021

(Newsmakers Editor’s note: The long-running civic debate over the fate of the historic Mission Creek Bridge has resurfaced, with the preservationists clearly prevailing in last week’s skirmish before the Historic Landmarks Commission. Here’s an on-the-scene report from our correspondent in the conflict).


By Lanny Ebenstein, Coalition to Preserve Mission Canyon

T IS LONG PAST TIME FOR THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA to drop the misconceived idea to demolish the existing, historic Mission Creek Bridge - and to begin investigating far less expensive alternatives that would retain the iconic structure, roadway alignment, and cultural landscape. Any doubt about the validity of that argument should have been erased at last week’s meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission, whose members evinced little support for the array of proposals to destroy the bridge – and provided plenty of reasons for keeping it, Commissioner Michael Drury was the most vehement in his denunciation of the plans. The first commissioner to speak, he could not have been more clear: “I don’t believe the road lacks safety,” adding that he does not see “any facts” to support the claim that the existing bridge and roadway are not safe. He emphasized the “natural traffic calming” of the current bridge and road configuration. The proposed plans would, in contrast, “just speed traffic up,” thereby increasing the chances of serious accidents. Drury opposed breaching and realigning existing, historic stone walls attached to the bridge, including the notable “stegosaurus” wall. He observed the existing bridge had not experienced any damage in a number of local and nearby major earthquakes, including in 1906, 1925, and 1952. He also said the bridge had not experienced flooding in its 130 years, including in 1975 and 1983, which were adjudged one in 500-year flooding events. A sampling of other commissioner’s opinions: Wendy Edmunds said she “agreed with Mr. Drury.” Noting that she is a biker who rides two or three times a week through the area, Edmunds said that, based on personal experience, she saw “no problem” for bicyclists with the width of the current bridge. Edmunds was clear regarding the overall plans: “I just don’t see this as an issue.” Ed Lenvik agreed there are not alignment, circulation, or bike problems. He is “not in favor of messing with the arch,” and said the bridge and surrounding area are “part of local heritage.” He thought the road and bridge should stay where they are. Lenvik also expressed strong support for ADA accessibility. Robert Ooley said it was difficult to “weigh in,” because there were nine different

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.


possibilities (three bridge plans with three roadway options each), but believes that historic resources should receive “highest protection” and that preserving the existing bridge would respect the original designer. He said he does not perceive a problem with the existing road alignment: “What makes the road scenic is that an engineer hasn’t straightened it out.” He thought it possible to have enhanced safety without loss of existing historic resources. Dennis Doordan, stating his “general agreement” with preceding comments, observed that the bridge has survived other earthquakes and that all disasters are unique. There is “no guarantee” concerning what would happen in an emergency. He also questioned if any of the bridge proposals would meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s standards for treatment of historic structures. That is, all of the plans could result in loss of the bridge’s historic status. Steve Hausz did not “buy the underlying premise of replacing the bridge.” He thought all of the plans are overreacting to possible, unknown events. With respect to emergency safety, he said that demolition and reconstruction would take a year or more, and that evacuation routes would be limited during this time. He also noted there is “no simple detour” for the area during this phase, apart from emergency evacuation. He termed the bridge and surrounding area a “major cultural resource” and opposed the removal of sycamore trees. “I can’t support” the plans, he summarized. Bill Mahan called Mission Canyon a “very special place,” and said it is important to be “careful and not diminish its aesthetic qualities.” He believed it is important to maintain Mission Canyon Road’s “country road” feeling, adding that the road is a significant part of the “character” of Mission Canyon that should remain as close as possible to the way it now is. He favors protecting historic resources as long as possible, and believe there are methods to strengthen the underpinnings and foundation of the existing Mission Creek Bridge without replacing it. He favored a westside pedestrian access that would not be close to the existing bridge. Anthony Grumbine, Commission Chair, summarized the views of all commissioners this way: “Leave it alone.” He also said there is not support on the commission for changing the existing Mission Canyon Road alignment, echoing Mahan’s comment that Mission Canyon Road has a country road feel. Grumbine said that the bridge and roadway are an important cultural resource and called attention to the proposed removal of sycamore trees. Almost all commissioners also expressed support for low-cost and non-intrusive changes that could be implemented to the existing bridge and roadways in the near future. Among the key statements in the staff report for the meeting: “Due to funding shortfalls, the Caltrans Highway Bridge Program Advisory Council is modifying guidelines, reducing bridges’ eligibility ... [I]t is anticipated that additional funding will be needed if a project moves forward.” Thus it is likely the City of Santa Barbara would have to spend millions of dollars more of its own funds on a project than originally anticipated. Staff also noted that Mission Canyon Road is already safer, from the standpoint of traffic, than many city thoroughfares. Where the process goes now is uncertain. “The team is looking for HLC comments to help create a project that not only meets the safety goals but honors the historic bridge and landscape,” the staff report stated. It’s a plain fact that demolishing and redesigning the bridge is not the best way to honor it – and a new bridge would diminish, not improve, safety. Leave it alone.

Lanny Ebenstein, an economist and educator, is chair of the Coalition to Preserve Mission Canyon.

Community News Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission Begins Public Engagement Phase

Montecito Bank & Trust Welcomes Experienced Loan Originators OLIVIA BROWN began her career in financial services in 1996 as a teller at a credit union. From there, she worked her way up from consumer loans to management to mortgage lending. She most recently worked for new home builders before returning to her passion for community banking. Her background in various mortgage lending roles and customer service allows her to provide a World Class Experience to her clients. Reach her at: 805-564-7329


HE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA CITIZENS INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION will launch the public engagement phase of the redistricting process this week by hosting its first virtual public hearing at 6pm Wednesday, June 16th. Additional hearings will be held throughout the summer and fall, and will allow community members to learn more about and offer feedback on the process of drawing new County district boundaries. “On behalf of the Commission, I urge our community members to get involved and learn about redistricting and how everyone can participate in this important civic opportunity,” said CIRC Chair Glenn Morris. “The Commission is made up of residents of all walks of life from across Santa Barbara County - but we still need to hear from our peers and see our communities involved in this important process.” The commission has also launched a redistricting website to inform people about redistricting, gather public feedback and draft maps, and share commissioners’ biographies. To view this information, as well as a schedule of future public engagement opportunities, visit www.drawsantabarbaracounty.org.

GINA BLANKENSHIP started her banking career as an Executive Secretary, but her dream was to be in lending. Now with over 25 years of lending experience, Gina strives to create lifelong relationships with her team and clients. She believes in serving our Community to help it become a better, stronger, and brighter place to live and work for future generations to come. Reach her at: 805-979-4479

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SBCC and the SBCC Foundation Announce Largest Gift in 112-Year History By Victor Bryant, Acting Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications


ANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE AND THE SBCC FOUNDATION announced this week that they have received a $20,000,000 gift from MacKenzie Scott. As a community college dedicated to the success of every student, SBCC will use this unrestricted gift to advance its mission in bold new ways. In her post announcing the gift (one of 276 totaling $2,739,000,000), Scott wrote, “Higher education is a proven pathway to opportunity, so we looked for 2- and 4-year institutions successfully educating students who come Santa Barbara City College, founded in 1909, currently serves approximately 15,000 students each semester who enroll in courses for transfer from communities that have been chronically preparation, career education, and foundational skills. SBCC was the 2013-2015 national co-winner of the prestigious Aspen Institute Prize for underserved.” Community College Excellence. The college was recognized for its quality and focus in four areas: facilitating underrepresented and minority Dr. Utpal K. Goswami, Superintendent/ student success, student learning outcomes, degree completion and transfer rates, and labor market success in securing good jobs after college. President of SBCC, said, “I would like to The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, and fuels the excellence of the thank MacKenzie Scott for the trust that College by engaging the community, building relationships, and inviting the generosity of donors. The resources raised and managed by the Foundation enrich college programs, remove barriers, and empower students to succeed. has been placed in us. This visionary gift could not have come at a better time, as we As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization and partner to SBCC, the SBCC Foundation awards more than $5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, emergency funds, and other critical needs of the college. For more than four decades, the are embarking on the creation of our new resources raised and managed by the SBCC Foundation have supported SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year Educational Master Plan. These funds will universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals. empower us to implement transformational In 2016, the Foundation launched the SBCC Promise, offering all recent, local high school graduates the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time at initiatives that will shape our community no cost. The SBCC Promise relies entirely on private support and covers all required fees, books, and supplies for up to two years. To date, nearly college of the future and provide the margin of 5,000 local students have participated in the SBCC Promise. www.sbccfoundation.org excellence that we seek.” Dr. Goswami added, “I would be remiss if I did not recognize the This comes at a time when SBCC and the nation’s community colleges are facing a good work of our faculty and staff which serious enrollment decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic and encouraging students brought us to where we are today. This gift will energize us to pursue our passion to to resume their studies is a top priority. A greater percentage of community college serve all students.” students have been financially impacted by the pandemic, forcing many to drop their SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green said, “We are most grateful for this historic classes. This timely gift will provide significant resources for helping the college meet investment in our community’s college. For more than a century SBCC has been serving these challenges. our region, and for nearly half of that time, the SBCC Foundation has been partnering “This gift is an act of incredible generosity and due to its unrestricted nature, with donors to enhance college programs, remove barriers for students, and spur a demonstration of tremendous trust in our community’s college,” Green said. “It innovation. A gift of this size makes an unequivocal statement that our community’s reinforces the importance of providing quality higher education that is accessible to college is worthy of this level of investment, and that the work of our faculty, staff, everyone.” and students is recognized. Our hope is that it will serve as a signal to other donors and highlight the fact that community colleges are perhaps the best tool we have for MacKenzie Scott’s full post may be read at: https://mackenzie-scott.medium.com/seeding-by-ceding-ea6de642bf increasing social and economic mobility, addressing long-standing inequalities in our communities, and ensuring that all members of our community have access to a lifechanging education.” The gift will help support a wide range of critical campus initiatives and student success programs. Dr. Peter Haslund, President of the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees said, “Our reason for being has to do with helping the next generation acquire the skills and knowledge about the world in which they will live and work so as to be fully successful in life. This task requires the full dedication of our faculty and staff who, on a daily basis, exercise the creativity and professional expertise required to make this happen. When someone outside our City College community recognizes the significance of what we do and offers to provide a truly generous helping hand, it creates a marvelous opportunity to celebrate and to express our heart-felt gratitude!”

SB County Genealogical Society Welcomes Visitors to In-Person Exhibits


XHIBITS HONORING SANTA BARBARA’S AFRICAN AMERICAN AND ITALIAN COMMUNITIES are now welcoming in-person visitations. Hosted by the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, the exhibits honor local history and highlight certain families’ and individual’s impacts on the Santa Barbara community. The Santa Barbara African American Life, Culture, and Contributions, 1890-1990 exhibit can be viewed at the Goleta Library display case, located at 500 N. Fairview Avenue. Visitors wearing a face mask can view the exhibit 11am to 4pm Wednesdays through Saturdays until the end of June. The exhibit is a smaller version of the SBCGS virtual exhibit, and centers on 19 people and their families, as well as organizations, churches, businesses, and more. To view the virtual exhibit, visit https://sbgen.org/cpage.php?pt=356. The Santa Barbara Italian Pioneers exhibit is currently on view for visitors at Stow House, located at 304 N. Los Carneros Road, 1 to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays. This display centers on Italian immigrant families and their descendents, highlighting people who significantly contributed to our area through business, agriculture, construction, education, and beyond. There is also a virtual exhibit available for viewing at https://sbgen.org/cpage.php?pt=247. In-person visitors are requested to wear face masks. https://sbgen.org/index.php

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Recognized Among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals


N HONOR OF ITS DEDICATION TO PATIENT CARE, the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide for Best Practice in Patient Satisfaction from the National Rural Health Association. This makes SYVCH the only hospital in California to earn a Critical Access Hospital Award from NRHA this year. “We are proud of the efforts of all physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this important designation,” said Katie Gorndt, Vice President of SYVCH. “Our results as a top hospital for patient satisfaction means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.” The hospitals ranked among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals were determined according to their scores by The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which was released earlier this year. In being named one of the Top 20 for Best Practice in Patient Satisfaction, SYVCH has scored within the top percentile according to national standards of patient graticitation. This is the fifth time since 2014 that the hospital has earned this award. “Patients at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital appreciate the consistent communication, compassionate attitude, and exceptional teamwork they experience at the hospital,” read a statement from SYVCH upon receiving this honor.


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HE NUMBER OF JOB OPENINGS REACHED A SERIES HIGH of 9.3 million on the last business day of April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported recently. Hires were little changed at 6.1 million. Total separations increased to 5.8 million. Within separations, the quits rate reached a series high of 2.7 percent while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased to a series low of 1.0 percent. American workers are finally in a position to pick and choose from what is a record number of job openings. As proof, the number of quits jumped to a new all-time high of 4.0 million, versus 3.6 million last month. These are voluntary exits from one job to a presumably better job. This is panicking 25 states with Republican governors into terminating the additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits early, believe it or not. They seem to be afraid that their workers might take the time to shop for a job with better pay and benefits, which is what anecdotal evidence is already showing. The blue line in Calculated Risk’s graph tells us that hirings have actually returned to a more normal level, but the sudden opening of the economy has orders pouring in for goods and services, which is more demand than can be satisfied at the moment, and this is boosting workers’ wages. Reuters said, “Higher worker mobility undoubtedly contributed to the surge in hourly earnings in the past two employment reports, as employers must not only pay higher wages to attract new workers, but may feel more pressure to raise compensation to retain their existing employees.” There are still too many unvaccinated employees that don’t feel safe returning to work, and most schools are still out or having only partial re-openings for many women to return to work. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen also claimed data does not support the argument that increased unemployment benefits are leading to a workforce shortage. She said when they looked at states and sectors where supplemental benefits were high, there weren’t lower job finding rates as the argument would suggest, and in fact it was the “exact opposite.” The simple truth is that Republican governors en masse that suppress additional aid for their workers is in keeping with their small government principles. Why else give up $26

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billion that will flow to them if they allow their workers to keep the additional benefits? Sadly, research is showing that this hurts those states, according to a number of researchers. A report cited by The Center For Equitable Growth, for example, concludes that workers salaries increased as much as five percent when their unemployment benefits were extended to 99 weeks in 2010-11 following the Great Recession. And as of May’s jobs report, the country is still down 7.6 million jobs from before the pandemic, according to The Hill. The May jobs report also indicated that there are 9.3 million people who are officially unemployed — meaning they are actively looking for work and unable to find it. In most industries, the number of jobseekers still exceeds the number of job openings. We are in a different world with COVID-19 that is killing more than all the world wars; in other words, a time like the Great Depression and New Deal when small government ideology makes no sense. Harlan Green © 2021 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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GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES Building’s East Campus • AR link: https://adobeaero.app.link/HIBtng54Bgb BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 CASA DE LA GUERRA • 805-965-0093 CASA DOLORES: Splendors of “The Tree of Life” / Esplendores de “El Árbol de la Vida” ~ Sept 18 • 1023 Bath Str • www.casadolores.org CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 805-568-3994

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

10 WEST GALLERY: Summer Solstice Exhibit ~ Jul 18 and Mata Ortiz Pottery • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Beauty Out Of Ashes by Sophia Beccue ~ Jul 8 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line: Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; & more • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Fight for Liberation (augmented reality) http://gallery.sbcc.edu • Maxwell Winslow Overlook adjacent to the Humanities


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CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Selections from the Don Reitz Collection • 805-565-CLAY • By appt • www.claystudiosb.org • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd, Goleta COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863 CORRIDAN GALLERY: Landscapes and Seascapes by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CYPRESS GALLERY: • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 & By Appt • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: Spring, Sprang, Sprung ~ July • www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5, By Appt • 805-563-8820 INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • Weekdays • 805-962-6444 JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347 JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Cochran & Smith • 21 E Anapamu St. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB • 805-957-1115 KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • We-Su 12-4 • 805-962-5322 • www.karpeles.com KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700 LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Wed-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Schock, Snyder, Sparks, and Speirs • By appt • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195

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

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Human Forms ~ Aug 22 • 12-4 Fr-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM • Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews and Danes • 805-686-1211 •11-5 Fri-Mon & appts 10-11 Fri-Mon • www.elverhoj.org GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn & A. Michael Marzolla (June) • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Summer Bloom: by Kris Buck and Deborah Breedon ~ (June) • 2920 Grand Ave, LO • Thur-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517 GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: We-Sa & 3rd Sun • Reservations 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org


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PALM LOFT GALLERY: Expressions of Love (virtual) • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673 PORTICO GALLERY: Notable CA & national artists • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Thur-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: Aspirations ~ Jun 18-28 • 219 Gray Av • By appt • 805-689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with Disabilities • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Local artists • Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Variations ~ Aug 22 • Online: Overcast & Clearing • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

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SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: John Comer: This Sacred Land ~ Sep 1 • 1321 State St • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 12-5; Sun 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Aquatic ~ Jul 1 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 SB BOTANIC GARDEN: 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Queen on the Hill, Edward Borein, Henry Ford Chapman • The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Love Letters to the Sea, Santa Cruz Acoustic Range Facility, History of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thurs-Sun 10-5 • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404 SB MUSEUM OF ART: Small-Format American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364


MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411 MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Thur-Sun 10-5 • 805-7705000 • 125 State St, SB • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column ~ Jul 31 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

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Art Events | Eventos de arte

JUNETEENTH OPEN GALLERY • Featuring local artists’ works in celebration of Juneteenth • Juneteenth SB • 833 State St., SB • 10am-4pm Fr, 6/18 and 6/19. GALERÍA ABIERTA DEL DIECINUEVE DE JUNIO • Con obras de artistas locales en celebración del Diecinueve de junio • Juneteenth SB • 833 State St., SB • 10am-4pm viernes, 6/18 y 6/19. GALLERY 113 ARTIST RECEPTION (La Arcada Court #8): Celebrating the opening of Santa Barbara, Summer Solstice, and what one artist views, Mary-Gail King as “Disruption”. Artists: Mary-Gail King, Brendan Briggs, A.M. Marzolla, Virginia Kamhi • 5-7pm, Sat, 6/19. GALERÍA 113 RECEPCIÓN DEL ARTISTA ((La Arcada Court #8): Celebrando la apertura de Santa Bárbara, Summer Solstice y lo que un artista ve, MaryGail King como “disrupción.” Artistas: Mary-Gail King, Brendan Briggs, A.M. Marzolla, Virginia Kamhi • 5-7pm, sábado, 6/19. SUMMER ART SERIES AT CARR WINERY • Meet artist Gus Harper and enjoy wine • Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes St, SB • Free • 6pm Sa, 6/19. SERIE DE ARTE DE VERANO EN CARR WINERY • Conoce al artista Gus Harper y disfruta del vino • Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes St, SB • Gratis • 6pm sábado, 6/19. THROUGH OUR EYES COMMUNITY OPENING • Community Youth Art Project & Exhibit • Selfportraits of Ventura youth in response to COVID-19; 28 W Main St, Ventura • 4-6pm Sat, 6/19. A TRAVÉS DE NUESTROS OJOS APERTURA COMUNITARIA • Proyecto y exhibición de arte juvenil comunitario • Autorretratos de jóvenes de Ventura en respuesta al COVID-19; 28 W Main St, Ventura • De 4 a 6pm, sábado, 6/19. FATHER’S DAY CERAMIC BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP • Create a birdhouse with your family • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd, Goleta • $120/table • https://tinyurl.com/h6259sja • 10am-12pm Su, 6/20. TALLER DE PAJARERA DE CERÁMICA DEL DÍA DEL PADRE • Crea una casa para pájaros con tu familia • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd, Goleta • $120 por mesa • https://tinyurl.com/h6259sja • 10am12pm domingo, 6/20. SUMMER SOLSTICE FINE ART CLASS • Learn about abstract mandala printmaking • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. SB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/66594dbx • 1pm Su, 6/20.


CLASE DE BELLAS ARTES DE SUMMER SOLSTICE • Aprende sobre el grabado abstracto de mandalas • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/66594dbx • 1pm domingo, 6/20. SUMMER ART CAMP: CLAY AND MIXED MEDIA • In-person art classes for children ages 7-9 • SB Museum of Art, hosted at Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House • $300-350 • https://tinyurl.com/f9n3jwbt • 9am-3pm Mo, 6/21 through 6/24. CAMPAMENTO DE ARTE DE VERANO: ARCILLA Y TÉCNICA MIXTA • Clases de arte en persona para niños de 7 a 9 años • Museo de arte de SB, en RidleyTree Education Center en McCormick House • $300350 • https://tinyurl.com/f9n3jwbt • 9am-3pm lunes, 6/21 hasta el 6/24. ADULT STUDIO ART WORKSHOP - WATERCOLOR PAINTING • Paint inspired by John Frederick Peto’s Still-Life with Cake • SB Museum of Art • Free • https://tinyurl.com/vrjmcpyp • 5pm Tu, 6/22. TALLER DE ARTE DE ESTUDIO PARA ADULTOS - PINTURA DE ACUARELA • Pintura inspirada en Naturaleza muerta con pastel de John Frederick Peto • Museo de arte de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/vrjmcpyp • 5pm martes, 6/22. ADULT STUDIO ART WORKSHOP - WATERCOLOR PAINTING • Paint inspired by John Frederick Peto’s Still-Life with Cake • SB Museum of Art • Free • https://tinyurl.com/9hbxrd96 • 10am Sa, 6/26. TALLER DE ARTE DE ESTUDIO PARA ADULTOS - PINTURA DE ACUARELA • Pintura inspirada en Naturaleza muerta con pastel de John Frederick Peto • Museo de arte de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/9hbxrd96 • 10am sábado, 6/26. PLEIN AIR PAINTING WEEKEND • Live painting demonstrations from Libby Smith and Kevin Gleason • Wildling Museum of Art & Nature • Free with museum admission ($5) • https://tinyurl.com/275d8tf4 • 11am-2pm Sa, 6/26 and 6/27. FIN DE SEMANA DE PINTURA AL AIRE LIBRE • Demostraciones de pintura en vivo de Libby Smith y Kevin Gleason • Museo de Arte y Naturaleza Wildling • Gratis con entrada al museo ($5) • https://tinyurl.com/275d8tf4 • 11am-2pm sábado, 6/26 y 6/27. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW! • 10am to 6pm on Sundays and some holiday Saturdays from Stearns Wharf and east along Cabrillo Blvd. • (805) 897-2519 • https://tinyurl.com/4vt6j5ex ¡LA EXHIBICIÓN DE ARTES Y MANUALIDADES DE SB! • 10am hasta las 6pm los domingos y algunos sábados festivos desde Stearns Wharf y hacia el este a lo largo de Cabrillo Blvd. • (805) 897-2519 • https://tinyurl.com/4vt6j5ex

Plein Air Painting Weekend

Fin de semana de pintura al aire libre

Enjoy live painting demonstrations from local artists Libby Smith and Kevin Gleason during the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature’s Plein Air Painting Weekend, hosted from 11am to 2pm Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th. Currently featured in the museum’s Art From the Trail exhibition, Smith and Gleason will show visitors how they capture nature’s beauty in their art.

Disfruta de demostraciones de pintura en vivo de los artistas locales Libby Smith y Kevin Gleason durante el fin de semana de pintura al aire libre del Museo de Arte y Naturaleza Wildling, organizado de 11am a 2pm el sábado, 26 de junio y el domingo, 27 de junio. Smith y Gleason, que actualmente aparecen en la exposición Arte del camino del museo, mostrarán a los visitantes cómo capturan la belleza de la naturaleza en su arte.

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SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Museum and THE SEA CENTER are now open Wed-Sun 10-5, RSVP required • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711 SANTA BARBARA VISUAL ARTISTS: Summer Virtual Exhibition ~ Aug 10 • www.sbvisualartists.com

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June 18, 2021

Art Matters

Art and Smiles At The Young Age of 100


By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photos by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo by Edward Goldman

ELIEVE IT OR NOT, one of the best-known American artists, Wayne Thiebaud is alive and well at the age of 100. He celebrated his 100th birthday on November 15, 2020. Truth be told, when I went to see his current exhibition, Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns at the Laguna Art Museum, I was surprised to learn that he is alive and well, thriving and still making art. Since his childhood, Thiebaud was fascinated with Ringling Brothers Circus and now his early memories are subjects of new paintings full of antics performed by clowns. Thiebaud’s small-scale paintings with vibrant colors and dynamic brush strokes are bursting with energy and have a big story to tell. This exhibition is the first time this series is shown in a museum. And, the reason this series being shown at Laguna Art Museum is autobiographical, because during his childhood, he and his family often visited Laguna Beach for extended periods of time. When I see these paintings, I can’t help giggling to myself. There is a sense that Thiebaud is making fun not only of the clowns, but of himself, and us, admirers of his art. I wonder, Mr. Thiebaud, what is the secret to your vitality and delightful sense of humor? Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns Clown Rescue, 2014, Wayne Thiebaud exhibition runs through October 24, 2021. Among much-anticipated museum events, The Broad reopening on May 26th offering their permanent collections with some artworks being shown for the first time. And the way the works are juxtaposed makes them interact in a very challenging and interesting way. Take a look at the monumental wall piece, Intermittent Signals by El Anatsui (b. 1944), next to L: Melting Point of Ice, 1984, Jean-Michel Basquiat R: Eyes and Eggs, 1983, Jean-Michel Basquiat the minimalistic sculpture, Le Rouge de Saché by Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Clown on Fire, 2020, Wayne Thiebaud Clown behind Bars, 2019, One of the unique Wayne Thiebaud features of The Broad Museum is the in-depth collection of many artists, among them are Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), and Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Today, Basquiat is one of the most desirable and expensive artists to collect. But Eli Broad recognized Basquiat’s talent in the early 1980s and began acquiring his art before Basquiat became famous. Another in-depth installation by a single artist is one dedicated Installation shot of Roy Lichtenstein to Roy Lichtenstein. His paintings and a sculpture are a joyful tribute to the art of Picasso. Now, at a time of so much uncertainty and drama in the world, Lichtenstein’s work Installation shot of El Anatsui and Alexander Calder projects much needed optimism and positive energy. I’ve been a big admirer of the English Edward Goldman was artist, Jenny Saville (b. 1970) So, it was a art critic and host of “Art particular pleasure to see her gigantic triptych Talk,” a weekly program with repeated images of the same heroically which aired prime-time overweight female figure. There is no doubt Tuesday evenings during All that Saville admires and celebrates this woman Things Considered on LA’s who is full of confidence and intelligence. How largest NPR affiliate, KCRW many of us would be this comfortable posing 89.9 FM, for more than 30 years. Along the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post and semi-naked revealing our vulnerability? Looking developed a strong digital following. at this triptych makes me want to know more about this woman and to hear her stories. Yes, I Strategy, 1994, Jenny Saville would like to be friends with her... Discover more Art Matters Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com

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