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Honor Santa Barbara’s Black Heritage at Juneteenth


Old Spanish Days

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Virtual for hom Old Spanish Days Fiesta names Alena Velasco 2020 Spirit of Fiesta

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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Hospice of Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Payatts: In the Wine Cellar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19, 21 Find the Voice Digital Edition with more stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Local COVID-19 information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 UCSB Current: Preserving Our Oceans. . . . . . . . . . . 29

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The Summer Solstice Celebration begins today!


SBCC sets the bar high for online education



Cover Photo Courtesy of ASAP Cats

Chicago Cubs recognize local talent Bailey Reid

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Just a click away from author and civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson 9

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Virtual sheltering for homeless cats. For 31 years, the mission of ASAP Cats has been to save the lives of cats by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach. We save the lives of almost 1,000 cats and kittens through the partnership and support of our community, who recently opened their homes and hearts to 200+ cats for temporary fostering during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initially temporary “virtual sheltering” model was so beneficial, not only for the cats, but for their human caretakers, that we decided to launch a new permanent program. For so many people who love cats but cannot adopt, short term fostering is a wonderful way to make a difference in the life of an animal, as well as share companionship and comfort at the same time! For more information or to sign up to be a short term foster for a shelter cat, please complete the online application on our website at asapcats.org or contact us at fosterfollowup@asapcats.org

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Animal Shelter Assistance Program is a 2020 Anniversary Grantsm Recipient from Montecito Bank & Trust.

Experience The Beauty of The Santa Barbara Waterfront on Stearns Wharf

Stearns Wharf Merchants Celebration Cruises and Lil’ Toot Char West Conway Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room Deep Blue Sea Great Pacific Ice Cream Company Harbor Restaurant Longboards Grill Madame Rosinka

Moby Dick Restaurant Mother Stearns Candy Company Nature’s Own Gallery Old Wharf Trading Co Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center Santa Barbara Shellfish Company Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle Topside Resort Wear Clothing

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¡Vamos a Bailar! with the Spirit & Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020 Alena Velasco named Spirit of Fiesta and Alexandra Nocker named Junior Spirit of Fiesta


face of the challenges of this year is a true representation of the ‘Spirit of Fiesta.’” The tradition of the Spirit of Fiesta started in 1949 and embodies the joy and vitality of Santa Barbara’s beloved annual summer festival. The Spirits are goodwill ambassadors to local residents and visitors alike and represent the charm, grace, and beauty of Old Spanish Days. “Old Spanish Days will continue to do our very Alexandra Nocker, Junior Spirit of Fiesta best to honor our history, 2020 maintain our traditions, and Spirit of Fiesta 2020 Alena Velasco and Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020 Alexandra celebrate our Santa Barbara story together,” added Davis. Nocker in front of The Arlington Theatre’s marquee “Congratulations to these talented dancers. ¡Vamos a Bailar! (Let’s Dance!)” and she also fundraises for Girls’ Inc. She attended her first Fiesta Spirit of Fiesta Alena Velasco, 18, graduated when she was just six months old. She trains at the Zermeño from Lompoc High School in June. She was recently Dance Academy. recognized for academic excellence for maintaining a Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non4.0 GPA for every semester of her high school career. profit corporation dedicated to honoring and preserving Santa Velasco, loves dancing, choreography, singing, and Barbara’s history, spirit, culture, heritage, and traditions. Putting volunteering at local elementary schools and nursing the health and safety of the community first, Fiesta 2020 will homes. She trains at the Garcia Dance Studio. be reimagined and will hold many of its signature Junior Spirit of Fiesta Alexandra Nocker, events online, on television, or in ways that adhere ten, will be going into fifth grade at Vieja Valley to physical distancing practices, all while promoting Elementary School. Nocker’s favorite subjects and encouraging community-wide participation. in school are math and social studies. Along with dancing flamenco, Nocker enjoys surfing, For more info about Fiesta 2020 visit www.sbfiesta.org playing the violin, and acting. She has received Spirit of Fiesta 2020 Alena Velasco, Junior school awards for academics and citizenship Photos by Fritz Olenberger

HE SHOW MUST GO ON... EVEN IF IT IS VIRTUAL! Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara will look a little different this year as they carry on with the festivities in a virtual format due to the pandemic. This week Old Spanish Days revealed the winners of the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020 Auditions naming Alena Velasco Spirit of Fiesta 2020 and Alexandra Nocker the Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020. The surprise announcement was made last Sunday at the historic Arlington Theatre which displayed their names on the iconic marquee. They performed their first dance on Thursday, Alena Velasco, Spirit of Fiesta 2020 June 18th on KEYT Channel 3. “I am very proud of Alena and Alexandra and look forward to seeing them bring a lot of joy to our community over the next couple of months,” shared El Presidente Erik Davis. “Their resilience and perseverance in the

La Primera Dama Angelique Davis, Spirit of Fiesta 2020 Alexandra Nocker, and El Presidente Erik Davis

Community News Sbcc Once Again Rated Among Top Ten Community Colleges For Online Degrees

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TOP HONOR FOR ONLINE CLASSES has been added to a list of distinctions for Santa Barbara City College. The Optimal Guide to Online Schools recently rated Santa Barbara City College among the top ten best California community colleges to earn an online associate degree or certificate. As the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education to an unprecedented extent, many students are rethinking the traditional model of a brick-and-mortar education, considering instead the benefits and safety of pursuing an online degree. To assist students in finding the best option for their individual needs during this time, Optimal (formerly SR Education Group) recently released the 2020 Best Online Community College Rankings on Guide to Online Schools. The rankings include a nationwide best overall community college ranking, as well as 41 individual state rankings. Santa Barbara City College was ranked at number seven out of all California Community Colleges. “More than ever, this recognition of the quality of our online programs is a source of pride for us,” commented Executive Vice President of Educational Programs Pamela Ralston. “It is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff to engage in continuous improvement of our course offerings, technology supports, and student services. Especially now Pamela Ralston, as we work to bring even more instruction online, SBCC faculty work to SBCC EVP of bring quality and personal engagement into our online offerings.” Educational Programs Each community college was ranked by several important factors, including retention rate, graduation rate, percentage of online enrollment data, and the number of online associate degrees offered. Community colleges with online programs offer an affordable option for students who want to begin their education path at home and bypass the unpredictability of what the fall semester may bring. Additionally, this choice can eliminate the financial strain of a four-year, on-campus degree at a traditional university, an important consideration as students face an uncertain economy. Earlier this year SBCC also received recognition for its online programs from Intelligent.com and Value Colleges. SBCC’s 2020 Fall semester begins Monday, August 24th. To see the Fall schedule of classes, visit sbcc.edu/classes. For more information about other awards and recognitions received by SBCC, visit: sbcc.edu/about/awards

Bailey Reid Signs with Chicago Cubs


TAND-OUT RELIEF PITCHER AND WESTMONT GRADUATE (2020), BAILEY REID signed a professional contract with the Chicago Cubs this week. “His growth as a player over the last four years has been exceptional,” commented Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz, in an interview with Tim Heiduk. “I am so proud of his work ethic, his drive, and his willingness to pour into his development as a pitcher. He is a great teammate and we will miss having him in our dugout. To witness what he has accomplished over the last four years has been a privilege and a joy. I am grateful for the mark he left on our program.” Reid was recruited to the Westmont baseball program to play third base and had never pitched in high school. “I’m absolutely thrilled to continue my baseball career,” stated Reid in an interview with Heiduk. “It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little kid.” Dating back to April 3rd, 2018, Reid finished his Westmont career throwing 28.2 consecutive scoreless innings, striking out 54 batters during that period.


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June 19, 2020

Commemorating Emancipation and Black Heritage on Juneteenth


CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM AND HERITAGE, Juneteenth in Santa Barbara will honor local black histories, the end of slavery, and the future with a cyber event called a “Digital Diaspora” on June 19th from 8am to 5pm. Following national attention around Black Lives Matter, Juneteenth will also bear witness to the continued systemic racism in America today with remembrances of needless loss of life at the hands of the police. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally recognized and celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. It is an observance born in 1865 at Galveston, Texas, a full two years after

the legal declaration of emancipation, when African American Emancipation Day was announced on June 19th by Maj. General Gordon Granger. Santa Barbara Juneteenth recently received both recognition and funding from the Santa Barbara City Council to help raise awareness of Black heritage in the city, following an appeal from hundreds of advocates for Black Lives Matter Santa Barbara. In 1979 Texas made Juneteenth a state holiday. They were followed by 41 states and Washington DC. A world wide effort was launched by AL Edward in 1997 with the founding of www.juneteenth.com

Fridays events are sponsored by Juneteenth Santa Barbara, Black Lives Matter SB, Santa Barbara Public Library, and El Centro SB. For more information on the local Juneteenth Celebration visit: www.juneteenthsb.com/community-news/how-to-participate-in-the-juneteenth-santa-barbara-digital-diaspora

Support Local Black Businesses Santa Barbara

Adderley School of Performing Arts • performing arts school • 805-899-3680 • donations • www.theadderleyschool.org Brittany Myles Digital Marketing Consultant • digital marketing • 909-559-0963 • www.brittanymyles.com Brown’s Fitness • fitness trainer • www.instagram.com/brownsfitness • www.browns.fitness • (786) 617-6851 Cali 805 • footwear • https://cali-805.footwear.club • www.instagram.com/wearcali805 Catch These Hands • haircare • braids, twists, afro puffs; at her place or yours • www.instagram.com/catchthesehands805/ Chrissy.the.esthee • esthetician services • esthetician / lash artist / sunless tanning tech / master waxer • www.instagram.com/chrissy.the.esthee/ Cristy’s Cookies • bakery • 805-570-0094 • www.instagram.com/cristys_cookies • call or email directly for order; cristyscookiessb@gmail.com • www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bakery/ Cristys-Cookies-1842243139223846/ Deojuvante • art • www.instagram.com/fordlenie • online art shop • www.deojuvante.threadless.com DMK Studio • vocal training • 805-637-1191 • musical theater also offered • www.daurikennedy.com • www.instagram.com/dmkstudio Doulamamachrissy • doula services • birthworker in training • www.instagram.com/doulamamachrissy/ Embermill • restaurant • 805-456-1212 • 1031 State St •@embermill • www.instagram.com/embermill • www.embermillsb.com Flutter Lashed • lash extensions • flutter_lashed • www.instagram.com/flutter_lashed/ For Paws Salon • pet grooming salon • www.instagram.com/for_paws_salon • 805-563-7443 • also in Montecito • www.forpawssalon.com Gateway Educational Services • educational service • 805-895-1153 • donations; non profit tutoring center with sliding scale pricing; K-12 private / group tutoring • www.gatewayeducationalservices.org

Luna Bella Makeup & Hair • makeup & hair • www.instagram.com/lunabellamuah_inc • 805-450-7049 • Ashley Kelly and Christin Brown, same owners as Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary; business of 11+ years • www.lunabellamakeupart.com Make It Wireless • mobile phones • 805-883-1700 • www.yelp.com/biz/make-it-wireless-santa-barbara • 401 N Milpas St.

Mollie’s • restaurant • mollieahlstrand • 805-770-8300 • 1218 State St • www.instagram.com/molliesonstate • www.molliesitalianrestaurant.com Money Weather • clothing • www.instagram.com/youknowtheweather • order online • www.moneyweatherstore.com Monkeytail Intelligent Exercise • fitness • www.instagram.com/monkeytailintelligentexercise • 805-845-0000 • MIE training systems reflect mindbody fitness principles from Pilates Rehabilitation, Gyrotonic Expansion Systems, & Jivamukti yoga • www.monkeytailintelligentexercise.com Paris Dancing & Choreographer • dance/ choregraphy classes • 805-708-1900 • Instagram only • www.instagram.com/maryjanehoe/ Petit Valentien • 1114 State St #14 • 805-966-0222 • www.instagram.com/petitvalentiensb • www.petitvalentien.com/menu Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary • beauty and wellness • www.instagram.com/puralunaapothecary • 805-450-2484 • online, phone, or emailed orders (brick & mortar shop opening on July 1st!) • 2009 Chapala St • 805-450-2484 • www.puralunaapothecary.lunabellamakeupart.com Razi Cultural Beauty • beauty and wellness • 805963-3436 • www.instagram.com/razi.cultural.beauty, www.instagram.com/sistaroz • ww.RaziBeauty.com Rhythm of the Coast 99.1 FM • radio station • www.instagram.com/rhythmofthecoast • 805-984-2468 • 99.1 FM, in 805 • www.facebook.com/RhythmoftheCoast/ Santa Barbara Tutoring, LLC • tutoring • 805-973-7463 • www.sbtutoring.com

Gipsy Hill Bakery • bakery / pop-up bakery; DM on Instagram for orders • www.instagram.com/gipsyhillbakery/ High Resonance Rocks • gems/crystals • www.instagram.com/mindfulofcrystals • online etsy shop • www.etsy.com/shop/ HighResonanceRocks

Lee’s Tailoring • tailor/seamstress/ alternations • www.instagram.com/ leestailorings • text/call 909-393-2030 • also selling face masks • www.leestailoringca.com

Santa Barbara Young Black Professionals (SBYBP) • networking org. • www.instagram.com/sbybp • donations • www.sbybp.com Too Zen Galleries • art/graphic design • www.instagram.com/_toozen • purchase art online • www.toozengalleries.com

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

Lompoc Bubbas Chicken And Waffles • food truck/catering • www.facebook.com/BubbasChickenAndWaffles • www.instagram.com/bubbaschickenandwaffles • delivery available

Wallace B. • personal fitness training • www.instagram.com/wallbofficial • DM on Instagram for sessions

Colors of Ellis • photography • www.colorsofellis.com • www.instagram.com/mrellis__

Wallace Cleaning Company • professional cleaning services • 805-967-1860 • professional carpet, janitorial, residential, commercial, vacancy, water damage/restoration services; including from Carpenteria to San Andreas • www.wallacecleaningco.com Woody’s Detail • car detailing • 805-963-4527 • www.yelp.com/biz/woodys-detail-santa-barbara

Goleta Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara • www.instagram.com/dance - capoeira • www.instagram.com/brazildance805 • 805-259-7874 • donations • owned by Mariano Silva, the Center has been in the area for almost a decade. Now offering virtual Zoom classes! www.capoeira805.com Connie’s Place • hair salon • 805-964-0908 • www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hair-Salon/ Connies-Place-161625320591911/ JaniCare Commercial Cleaning • commercial cleaning • 805-685-2077 • www.janicare.com JRA Designs & Alterations • clothes design/alterations • 805-685-7492 • www.jrahouseofdesign.com Mylestone BBQ • catering/food service • www.instagram.com/mylestonebbq • 805-637-7386 • at Draughtsmen Aleworks in Goleta Sundays 12-6pm; BBQ tri tip sandwiches; also lessons (experiences); Mylestonebbq@gmail.com; owner Charles Myles • www.facebook.com/mylestonebbq/ Rhythm Dance & Fitness Studios • dance fitness classes • 805-966-6147 • by Tamarr Paul; dointhemost805@gmail.com • www. dointhemost.com • www.instagram.com/ rhythmdanceandfitness, www.instagram.com/tamarr_paul

For Paws Salon • pet grooming salon • www.instagram.com/for_paws_salon • 805456-1730 • also in Santa Barbara • www. forpawssalon.com

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

Aprende sobre la historia y las contribuciones de la comunidad Afro americana y disfruta del talento local durante la celebración virtual de Juneteenth de este año, Diáspora digital: una celebración en Santa Bárbara de las historias y los futuros de los negros, el viernes, 19 de junio de 8am a 5pm. www.juneteenthsb.com

Transformational Abdominal Massage by Jada Delaney • abdominal massage • 1010 Anacapa St • www.instagram.com/_toozenabdominal_massage • 805-242-0864 • www.jadabug.com


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Law Offices of Ashley Reese • law practitioner services • www.instagram. com/attorneyreese • 805-539-3397 • solo practitioner; practice areas in Criminal Defense/Expungements, Trademarks, LLC/ Corp Business Formation; 805LawFirm@gmail. com

Learn about Black history, contributions, and enjoy local talent during this year’s virtual Juneteenth celebration, Digital Diaspora: A Santa Barbara Celebration of Black Histories & Futures, on Friday, June 19th from 8am to 5pm. www.juneteenthsb.com

Proven Strategies Marketing • marketing, business, & communication services • 805-6995326 • NO FEE for consultation; serves all of 805 and beyond; email admin@psm3.co • www. psm3.co

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

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

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

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

Ojai Ojai Lingerie • lingerie & loungewear • www.instagram.com/ojailingerie • 805-619-9444 • brick & mortar shop & online orders on site; founder/ owner: Malory Taylor • www.ojailingerie.com *This list contains businesses in Santa Barbara County that are Black-owned only; please reach out if any information is not accurate. To add a businsess, update information, or give feedback, contact angiechung93@gmail.com or www.instagram.com/angie.yc.

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Salud Carbajal — Supporting Recovery for Small Business

Photos taken before stay at home orders.

“Central Coast small businesses need our support during this pandemic. That’s why I’m working with Democrats and Republicans to make funding more flexible and accessible for vulnerable small businesses. Now more than ever, it’s time to put partisan gridlock aside and help our local economy recover.” Congressman Salud Carbajal

Connect with Salud: SaludCarbajal.com



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Bringing Colorful Delights - Flower Empower Luncheon Goes Virtual with Film Premiere HEN FLOWER EMPOWER COORDINATOR VALERIE BANKS first heard rumors that California was going to shut down in response to COVID-19, she was worried. “We’ve kept going through fires and the debris flow, but this was different,” she said. “For the first time in the 25 years since the program began, we thought, is this going

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to stop us?” At the same time, Toine Overgaag, the president and owner of Westerlay Orchids, a long-time supporter of Flower Empower, made a pledge to give 100,000 orchids to the community at large. Both Overgaag and Banks saw how they could work together to get some of those orchids out into the community, but it was clear that Flower Empower needed to make a few swift changes to the way it ran. Usually, volunteers meet weekly to create bouquets and bundle them with freshly baked cookies, fine chocolates, and hand-made cards which are then delivered to anyone in need of comfort and cheer from Goleta to Carpinteria. It’s a fun, social gathering of people of all ages where strong friendships are formed. Kira Duffy, Flower Empower’s Youth Volunteer of the Val picks up flowers for arrangements year for 2020, started coming when she was just ten years old, following the footsteps of her older sister who also volunteered for the program and her mother, Jennifer Duffy, who was Flower Empower’s Volunteer of the Year in 2018. This year’s Volunteer of the Year, Boris Palencia, met his wife, Thea, by volunteering, and their son, Mateo, made his first appearance at Flower Empower when he was just ten days old. “But we had to keep everyone’s safety and social distance rules in mind,” shared Valerie. “So, following expert advice, we had long-time volunteers creating bouquets at home with flowers from our growers, including Florabundance, Gallup & Stribling, Myriad Flowers International, and Maximum Nursery, and sharing them with neighbors, friends, and essential workers. And, we had the orchids from Westerlay Orchids. That was like a miracle. We started working with other community organizations to give those out to healthcare workers, grocery store employees, teachers, and many other service workers to say thank you for keeping us going throughout lockdown.” Since lockdown began, Flower Empower has given 15,000 orchids and counting. “You would have thought we were giving away gold!” commented one volunteer on the response they received from recipients. And, in recognition of this extraordinary gift to the community, Dream Foundation created the Flower Empower Special Award for Outstanding Contribution especially for Westerlay Orchids and Overgaag.

The decision to go virtual Meanwhile, Kisa Heyer, chief executive officer of Dream Foundation, had a different problem to solve. “This year should have been our tenth anniversary Flower Empower Luncheon,” she explained. “The program has been growing every year, and this lunch raises crucial funds, as well as allowing us to get together and celebrate everyone who makes it possible. Kate and Arthur Coppola, our Program Sponsor for this Flowers were delivered to Cottage Hospital year, have given tremendous support to every single Dream Foundation program for a very long time, and Kim Curtis of TOAST Santa Barbara, who is our Florist of the Year, helps us get flowers from weddings and events that we can repurpose as bouquets. One of our sponsors and luncheon committee members, Robin Himovitz, has made over 120,000 cookies since the program began, and Chocolats du CaliBressan gave 1,920 delicious artisan chocolates last year alone. So we were really looking forward to getting together to say thank you. We had a beautiful venue booked—The Rockwood Woman’s Club. Then lockdown started and we had to move the date and cross our fingers, and then it got to the point where we just had to admit defeat. We knew we’d have to cancel the lunch.” Heyer made the decision to move the luncheon to a virtual event and make a film that could be premiered online. “Like the miracle of the gift of 15,000 Orchids from Westerlay Orchids, another miracle happened,” she related. “The Rockwood Woman’s Club were so kind and understanding and let us push the reservation until next year. And Belmond El Encanto let us use their grounds so that

we could film in a beautiful setting while following the rules for social distancing.” Andrew Firestone, a long-time friend and supporter of Dream Foundation and Flower Empower, is host of the virtual event. Experts including Dr. Frederic C. Kass, medical oncologist at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center; Rick Keith, executive director at VNA Health Foundation; David Selberg, chief executive officer at Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc.; Katie Hoegh-Guldberg, director of sales and marketing at Casa Dorinda; and Westerlay Orchids were delivered to the Fairview Vons Paloma Espino, house manager at Sarah House, give moving testimonials, talking about how patients respond when the flower deliveries arrive at their facilities. Michelle Apodaca, director of Deckers Gives and board administrator at Deckers Brands, talks about why Deckers encourages staff to volunteer with Flower Empower Westerlay Orchids were delivered to and how their Serenity House work together began with Barbara Allcock, Flower Empower’s Corporate Partner of the Year for 2020. As the film started to come together, everyone was excited. “Our sponsors were amazing,” Heyer said. “When we had to cancel the lunch, we thought, ‘oh no! Is this going to be a disaster for the program?’ But we told our sponsors what we were doing and how it was going, and they came through. In fact, this year’s sponsorship is higher than it’s ever been. That was another miracle.” Heyer is thrilled with the final film. “The film is so uplifting and manages to capture the extraordinary contributions that make Flower Empower possible, everything it means to this community and what it’s been doing since lockdown began. Another one of our growers, Erik Van Wingerden talks about Myriad Flowers International’s involvement, and Melinda, Mikayla and Emmerson Werner talk about why they volunteer, and we also hear from Tara Haaland-Ford who was a Flower Empower recipient but has since become a volunteer. We can even take people behind the scenes when deliveries are made and people receive their bouquets – and that’s not something we can usually show.”

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By Tracey Middleton, Dream Foundation

To watch the film when or after it goes live, go to the dedicated events page on Dream Foundation’s website, a special event page Ann receives a boquet on Dream Foundation’s Facebook page, or look out for it on Dream Foundation’s Instagram channel. Go to the events page on Facebook, click ‘going’ and you’ll be notified of all updates before the film airs as well as when it goes live. “That’s the other great thing that came out of this,” Heyer added. “It’s turned into something that anyone can watch. Everyone can see everything that people give to make this happen and the impact it has throughout our community. And there’s going to be a surprise gift for one lucky attendee, so everyone needs to make sure they watch it live!”

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

Don’t miss the Flower Empower Luncheon. Go online on Thursday, June 25th at 11am at www.dreamfoundation.org to participate.

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Culture at a Click: Taking a Closer Look

Lil Buck and Jon Boogz’s Am I a Man

year’s acclaimed feature film based on the book is streaming for free through the month of June. Watch the film Just Mercy at: https://justmercy.eji.org/?utm_ source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_ campaign=FY20MKTCultureataClick6%2F8&utm_ content=version_A#movie

Stevenson’s clarion call for justice resonates now more than ever as protesters confront systemic racism and together forge a path forward, “from rethinking policing to finally embracing truth and reconciliation.” Hear Stevenson’s perspective in this conversation with PBS’ Walter Isaacson: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=O0xYslfC84I

While Stevenson’s lecture was unfortunately among this spring’s canceled events, The team at A&L is working to reschedule his talk for next season. Look for more details on A&L’s 20202021 season later this summer. Responding to Stevenson’s words through movement, Lil Buck and Jon Boogz created the gripping work Am I a Man in 2017. “With more prisons than schools in the U.S.,” they ask, “How does our society advance toward attaining equity?” Addressing this and other pertinent questions, Buck and Boogz take their

audience on a critically important journey through the harsh realities of a broken justice system. Watch Am I a Man at:


Together, Buck and Boogz created MAI Colson Whitehead (Movement Art Is), an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change both books are on many must-read lists for the the world. While they were in Santa Barbara current moment. A&L hopes to have Whitehead in January to perform another poignant back for a return visit in 2021, but for now, production, Love Heals All Wounds, they worked watch him discuss The Nickel Boys on The Daily with students from the UCSB Department of Show with Trevor Noah: Theater and Dance, encouraging students to www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LAMA3HsAUA use their work to engage with social Hailed as America’s cultural issues. ambassador to the world, Alvin One of the most versatile and Ailey American Dance Theater offers innovative writers in contemporary WE. DANCE. Pairing movement literature, author Colson Whitehead with the poetry of Ailey dancer and came to A&L in 2017 to discuss his choreographer Hope Boykin, the tour-de-force novel The Underground company proves once again that “You Railroad, which won the Pulitzer don’t just see an Ailey performance, Prize shortly after his time here. you FEEL it.” A&L looks forward to The Pulitzer Prizes last month inviting the storied company back in also honored Whitehead’s newest the 2020-2021 season. novel, The Nickel Boys, with the Choreographer Watch WE. DANCE. at: prestigious award. On the short list Hope Boykin www.youtube.com/ with only three other fiction authors watch?v=ORyvXqdBtvs to receive two Pulitzers, Whitehead is the only Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures one to receive them for back-to-back books. by joining their email list or visiting their The first follows a young slave as she makes a website to receive new content, clips from the bid for freedom in the antebellum South and A&L archive, and a curated selection of arts the second tells the story of two boys sentenced and ideas, all accessible online. to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Striking two very different tones to www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu assess two different periods in American history,


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CSB ARTS & LECTURES has been fortunate to present and learn from powerful cultural leaders addressing issues of justice and equality in a variety of ways. Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, dance companies Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and MAI, and author Colson Whitehead continue to inspire with their ongoing work. “You can’t understand most of the important things from a distance,” Bryan Stevenson teaches us. “You have to get close.” Let’s all take a closer look: An attorney, human rights Bryan Stevenson activist, and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson has spent nearly four decades working to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. He first came to A&L in 2016 as part of UCSB Reads to discuss his bestselling book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Last

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(via Zoom)

Sameer Pandya in Conversation with Ivy Pochoda TUESDAY | JULY 7 | 6 PM Parallel Stories goes virtual in an online launch for Santa Barbara resident and Museum literary partner Sameer Pandya’s debut novel Members Only. Connect via Zoom for a reading and conversation between Pandya and the novelist Ivy Pochoda as they discuss this irreverent, tense, and nuanced work of fiction that The New York Times Book Review recently said is as “witty as it is woeful.” In this story, that captures the unraveling of a carefully constructed life over the span of a week, Pandya explores ideas of race, belonging, and the grace and indignities of middle age.

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LGBTQ+ Comedy Fundraiser

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

Get ready to laugh and celebrate Pride with Bear Cave Comedy, who is hosting an all LGBTQ+ comedy lineup on Thursday, June 25th at 7pm. A portion of all ticket sales and any direct donations will directly support Pacific Pride Foundation’s Summer of Pride! The lineup features internationally known comedians. For tickets ($7.50-$25.50) visit https://bearcavecomedy.simpletix. com/e/54430


SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre Reopens on June 19 & New Dates set for Film Festival

Business Workshop in Spanish The City held a drop-in workshop in Spanish to help businesses understand the selfcertification process, how to expand into outdoor space, and financial assistance available. Representatives from City departments, the County Public Health Department, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Economic Ventures, and Economic Development Collaborative were available to answer questions and provide one-on-one assistance. Watch video: www.youtube.com/

SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre will welcome patrons back to their outstanding programming, state of the arts sound & projection, and comfortable seats beginning today ~ all while implementing safety precautions for attendees and staff! They’ve also announced new dates for next years’ festival - March 31 to April 10, 2021.


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Santa Barbara Zoo Reopens on June 23!

Kenny Loggins will perform an “unplugged” concert on Sunday, June 28th at 7pm from The Lobero’s stage as part of The Lobero Theatre’s speciallypriced live, pay-per-view concert series. Kenny Loggins presentará un concierto “desconectado” el domingo, 28 de junio a las 7pm desde el escenario del Teatro Lobero como parte de la serie de conciertos en vivo de pay-per-view de pago especial del Teatro Lobero.

The Santa Barbara Zoo will officially reopen to the public on June 23rd, by online reservation only. While guests can expect temporary changes at the Zoo that comply with guidelines outlined by local and state health authorities, they will once again be able to explore the wonders of wildlife with their families, take part in fun, educational activities, and have the chance to meet the Zoo’s newest residents - two African lions. For general admission reservations visit: https://reservations.


For member reservations visit:

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A Live Pay-Per-View Concert Featuring Kenny Loggins

The Lobero Theatre is launching a specially-priced live, pay-per-view concert series, beginning with Kenny Loggins performing an “unplugged” concert on Sunday, June 28th at 7pm from The Lobero’s stage. The performance will take place without an audience, with strict safety and sanitation protocols in place. Loggins brings his big heart, and considerable inventory of hits to support the Lobero, in the intimacy of this empty, historic hall. Pay-Per-View cost is $15. Advance ticketholders can watch live, or within 72 hours of the stream. For tickets visit: www.Lobero.org

CADA Cares Virtual Concert

CADA Cares: An Evening of Music at Home set for Thursday, June 25th at 7pm will feature performances by Michael McDonald, Alan Parsons, Peter and Natalie Noone, Justin Fox, David Pack from Ambrosia, and other special guests. This event will raise much needed funds for the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA). Reserve your spot: www.crowdcast.io/e/ aneveningofmusicathome/register

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Juneteenth Celebration

The Santa Barbara Zoo will officially reopen to the public on June 23rd, by online reservation only. It’s your chance to meet the Zoo’s newest residents - two African lions, Ralph and Felicia. El zoológico de Santa Bárbara volverá a abrir oficialmente al público el 23 de junio, solo con reservaciones en línea. Es tu oportunidad de conocer a los residentes más nuevos del zoológico: dos leones africanos, Ralph y Felicia.

De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization

On Friday, June 19th, from 8:30 to 10am the De La Guerra Plaza Advisory Committee will meet to discuss and review an initial draft concept drawing. To register for the meeting visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/5406533277279670284

Webinar ID: 542-225-067

Amethyst Ball Silent Auction

Due to the pandemic, this year’s Amethyst Ball was cancelled, but the community can still help raise funds by participating in CADA’s Amethyst Ball Virtual Silent Auction, now open through July 2nd at 12am. For the silent auction visit: https://cadacares.ggo.bid/bidding/ package-browse

Virtual Heart Walk Rally Day!

The Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk set a goal to recruit 500 Heart Walkers on Thursday, June 25th during a Virtual Rally Day. Sign up for the Walk and/or recruit your friends. During Rally Day, you can also attend a 30-minute Wellness Lunch and Learn from 12 to 12:30pm via Zoom Link. To register for the meeting visit https://heart.zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_1fa0vMuVT0ecVHQMADpubA

For more info about the Walk visit www.sbheartwalk.com

PCPA Plays On!

Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! PCPA will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/

Rubicon Safe-Distance DriveIn Theatre Concert Series

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On June 19th, SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre will welcome patrons back to their outstanding programming, state of the arts sound & projection, and comfortable seats ~ all while implementing safety precautions for attendees and staff El 19 de junio, el Teatro Riviera de SBIFF dará la bienvenida a los clientes de nuevo a su programación excepcional, sonido y proyección de vanguardia y asientos cómodos ~ todo mientras implementa medidas de seguridad para los asistentes y el personal

Starting next month, Rubicon patrons will be able to enjoy a series of five 75-minute concerts from the safety and comfort of their cars (parked six feet apart) in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The benefit series, called Rubicon Goes Retro, starts July 6th and runs through September 9th. Concerts begin at 8pm. For tickets ($15 to $99.50) visit


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Safari Virtual

Celebración Juneteenth

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


El Teatro Riviera de SBIFF reabre el 19 de junio y se fijan nuevas fechas para el Festival de Cine

El Teatro Riviera de SBIFF le dará la bienvenida a los clientes de nuevo a su programación excepcional, sonido y proyección de vanguardia, y asientos cómodos a partir de hoy ~ ¡todo mientras implementa medidas

de seguridad para los asistentes y el personal! También anunciaron nuevas fechas para el festival del próximo año: del 31 de marzo al 10 de abril de 2021. Lee más sobre sus medidas de seguridad en


Recaudación de fondos de comedia LGBTQ+

Prepárate para reír y celebrar el Orgullo con Bear Cave Comedy, que presentará una línea de comedia LGBTQ+ el jueves, 25 de junio a las 7pm. ¡Una parte de todas las ventas de boletos y cualquier donación directa apoyará directamente el Summer of Pride de la Fundación Pacific Pride! La programación presentara comediantes internacionalmente conocidos. Para boletos ($7.50-$25.50) visita https://bearcavecomedy.simpletix. com/e/54430

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Help CADA raise funds by watching CADA Cares: An Evening of Music at Home on Thursday, June 25th at 7pm featuring performances by Michael McDonald, Alan Parsons, Peter and Natalie Noone, Justin Fox, David Pack from Ambrosia, and other special guests. Ayuda a CADA a recaudar fondos viendo CADA Cares: Una noche de música en casa el jueves, 25 de junio a las 7pm con presentaciones de Michael McDonald, Alan Parsons, Peter y Natalie Noone, Justin Fox, David Pack de Ambrosia y otros invitados especiales.

Taller de negocios en español

La Ciudad organizó un taller en español para ayudar a los negocios a comprender el proceso de autocertificación, cómo expandirse al espacio exterior y la asistencia financiera disponible. Representantes de los departamentos de la Ciudad, el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado, la Cámara de Comercio Hispana, Mujeres de Empresas Económicas y Economic Development Collaborative estuvieron disponibles para responder preguntas y brindar asistencia personalizada. Ve el video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=camn_ jUSnCI

¡El Zoológico de Santa Bárbara Reabre sus puertas el 23 de junio!

El zoológico de Santa Bárbara volverá a abrir oficialmente al público el 23 de junio, solo con reservaciones en línea. Mientras que los visitantes pueden esperar cambios temporales en el zoológico que cumplan con las pautas descritas por las autoridades de salud locales y estatales, una vez más podrán explorar las maravillas de la vida silvestre con sus familias, participar en actividades educativas divertidas y tener la oportunidad de conocer a los residentes más nuevos del zoológico: dos leones africanos. Para reservas de admisión general visita: https://reservations.sbzoo.org/Info. aspx?EventID=3

esta sala vacía e histórica. El costo de pago para ver el concierto es de $15. Los que paguen antes del concierto pueden verlo en vivo, o dentro de las 72 horas de la transmisión. Para entradas visita:


CADA Cares: Un concierto virtual

CADA Cares: Una noche de música en casa programada para el jueves, 25 de junio a las 7pm presentará presentaciones de Michael McDonald, Alan Parsons, Peter y Natalie Noone, Justin Fox, David Pack de Ambrosia y otros invitados especiales. Este evento recaudará fondos muy necesarios para el Consejo sobre Alcoholismo y Abuso de Drogas (CADA). Reserva tu lugar: www.crowdcast.io/e/ aneveningofmusicathome/register

Revitalización de la Plaza De La Guerra

El viernes, 19 de junio, de 8:30 a 10am, el Comité Asesor de la Plaza De La Guerra se reunirá para discutir y revisar un borrador inicial del dibujo conceptual. Para registrarte para la reunión visita: https://attendee.gotowebinar. com/register/5406533277279670284

ID del seminario web: 542-225-067

Subasta silenciosa del Amethyst Ball

Debido a la pandemia, se canceló

Para reservas de miembros visita:

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¡Día de rally para la caminata del corazón!

La caminata Heart & Stroke Walk de Santa Bárbara estableció el objetivo de reclutar 500 “Heart Walkers” el jueves, 25 de junio durante un Día de Rally Virtual. Regístrate para la caminata y / o recluta a tus amigos. Durante el Día de Rally, también puedes asistir a un almuerzo de bienestar de 30 minutos y aprender de 12 a 12:30pm a través de Zoom. Para registrarte para la la reunión visita:

https://heart.zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_1fa0vMuVT0ecVHQMADpubA

Para más información sobre la caminata visita www.sbheartwalk.com

¡PCPA Sigue!

Aunque sus escenarios pueden estar oscuros este verano ... ¡PCPA Sigue! ¡PCPA compartirá una variedad de programas virtuales para todas las edades que son divertidas, educativas, atractivas y enfocados en el teatro para que tú también te sigas divirtiendo! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/

Serie de conciertos de teatro de auto-cinema de distancia segura de Rubicon

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Un concierto de Pay-Per-View en vivo con Kenny Loggins El Teatro Lobero está lanzando una serie de conciertos de Pay-Per-View con un precio especial, comenzando con Kenny Loggins realizando un concierto “desconectado” el domingo, 28 de junio a las 7pm desde el escenario del Teatro Lobero. La presentación se llevará a cabo sin audiencia, con estrictos protocolos de seguridad y saneamiento. Loggins trae su gran corazón y un considerable inventario de éxitos para apoyar al Teatro Lobero, en la intimidad de

el Amethyst Ball de este año, pero la comunidad aún puede ayudar a recaudar fondos participando en la Subasta Silenciosa Virtual del Amethyst Ball de CADA, que estará abierta hasta el 2 de julio a las 12am. Para visitar la subasta silenciosa:

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A partir del próximo mes, los clientes de Rubicon podrán disfrutar de una serie de cinco conciertos de 75 minutos desde la seguridad y la comodidad de sus automóviles (estacionados a seis pies de distancia) en el estacionamiento de la Feria del Condado de Ventura. La serie de beneficios, llamada Rubicon Goes Retro, comienza el 6 de julio y se extiende hasta el 9 de septiembre. Los conciertos comienzan a las 8pm. Para boletos ($15 a $99.50) visita www.rubicontheatre.org


At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning

Ongoing Opportunities

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

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/gaviota_ coast_walks Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve during expanded hours on Weekends from 10am to 4pm (first and third weekends of the month) and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https:// interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink. aspx?name=E9622&id=104 Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!: 60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oECgVmsHVED2tbLzYfkA • 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering stepby-step instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the Museum’s collection; as well as lectures, musical performances, and Exhibition Extras from their Video Library. www.sbma.net The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: Throughout the duration of the center’s closure, the Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Visit their webpage to find virtual art classes, live concerts and music streams, art activities for all ages, virtual galleries and museums, and more. https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/ Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org Watershed Wednesdays: Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed Wednesdays, a series of live online activities including crafts, talks, tours, and more. Sign up for the Watershed Wednesdays email list at www.bit.ly/ CreeksWW. Also follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/SBCreeks UCSB Addresses the Global Crisis with a Seminar Series: A weekly seminar series will bring together experts from UC Santa Barbara and Cottage Health to explore historical aspects and lessons learned from similar epidemics. The sessions convene Tuesdays from 1 to 2pm via Zoom, with each week featuring a different speaker. They are free and open to the public. To join a meeting visit https://ucsb.zoom. us/j/644027449 UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content, clips from the A&L archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online. Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. SB Trust for Historic Preservation Educational Materials: With school cancelled for the rest of the year, SBTHP is trying to provide some activities at home for parents to do with their children via their newsletter. Sign up for SBTHP eNews! at www.sbthp.org. Also, follow them on Facebook and Instagram as each week they will debut a new tutorial. www.facebook.com/SBTHP Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Cottage’s free online resources page offers fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at www.cottagehealth.org/

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

State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series continues with An American Tango on Wednesday, June 24th at 5pm on www.CYA.Live. Watch from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company. La serie virtual de verano de State Street Ballet continúa con An American Tango el miércoles, 24 de junio a las 5pm en www.CYA.Live. Mira desde la comodidad de tu propio hogar y al mismo tiempo interactúa con los miembros de la compañía.

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SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/ events/sbpl_works!/sbpl_works!.asp Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications each week about the next event in the webinar series. www.adl.org/webinars Watch archived webinars at www.youtube. com/playlist?list=PLEPACLR6xldqDzHj4dkQbHSizqdgWtiJ Ojai Film Festival Online Film Series presents frustrated moviegoers with a new online film series running through June 26th. Each Friday, the festival will release a block of films running approximately two hours and twenty minutes.The films will then remain available for viewing on the festival’s website until July 17th. https://ojaifilmfestival.com/category/festivalhighlights Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health

June 19, 2020 at www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/ collections/research_by_subject/mental_health_ wellness.asp The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://blackgold.overdrive. com/blackgold-santabarbara/content/ collection/1082488 Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It explores the notion of a racialzoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.” Watch the video www.youtube.com/ watch?v=-hHzOQv6-m0&feature=youtu.be or listen to the podcast https://soundcloud.com/ihc-ucsb/talkmurder-and-mattering-in-harambes-house Mayor Delivers COVID-19-Related State of the City Address: Mayor Cathy Murillo continues her weekly COVID-19related State of the City address. This week’s includes an update on the City’s action to address systemic racism and can be viewed on City TV or on the City’s YouTube Channel. The Spanish form will be discussed on Radio Bronco FM 107.7 and La Musica FM 94.5 for Spanish speakers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=j55AuYbQqNg TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change: TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual talks to address two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism. The online events will be free and broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesdays at 4pm through December 2020. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com SB Museum of Natural History has opened its outdoor exhibits to Members only by reservation. Members will have access to wander through hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely in the Butterflies Alive! exhibit and then explore the Backyard and shady wooded areas along Mission Creek.

Upcoming June Events

Hospice of SB Virtual Learn @ Lunch: Are you curious about how different religions and cultures deal with end-of-life issues? Get your lunch ready and join HSB virtually on Friday, June 19th, from 12 to 1pm when they will feature Rev. Elizabeth Molitors from Trinity Episcopal Church. Join by visiting https://zoom.us/j/98229119459?p wd=N21BeTFsQm5PeEVGTHJoNCtoeVZ5Zz09 Meeting ID: 982 2911 9459 | Password: june19 Summer Solstice Virtual Parade & Festival: Don’t miss a delightful, energetic, and brightly costumed Virtual Solstice Parade kicking off at 12 noon on Saturday, June 20th hosted by master of ceremonies and artistic director Riccardo Morrison. To watch from the comfort of your home visit: www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade The festival begins today... visit: www.virtualsolstice2020.com. State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series continues with An American Tango, the true story of Frank and Yolanda Veloz, the sensational duo who were one of the greatest ballroom dance couples of all time on Wednesday, June 24th at 5pm on CYA.Live. Watch from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company. To watch ($9.99) visit: www.cya.live/event/1557 Flower Empower Goes Virtual Dream Foundation invites the community to go behind-the-scenes of a beloved local program with a virtual event, a free film, about Flower Empower that will go live online on Thursday, June 25th at 11am in place of its 10th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon. www.dreamfoundation.org/dream-event/ 10th-annual-flower-empower-luncheon/ Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee presents Run Like A Woman Summer Campaign Series Introductory Session “The Campaign Timeline - Nuts and Bolts” on Saturday, June 27th, 10:30 to 11am - Online. The event is free to SBWPC Members and $15 for non-members. To register visit www.SBWPC.org. Cal Lutheran University Free Webinars: The Center for Nonprofit Leadership will present a webinar titled Individual Prospect Research by Ashley Brown on Tuesday, June 30th, from 10 to 11:30am. Register at https://clu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yC_ upKLTSiq8w-WQ5N6bYA

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Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Learn @ Lunch 2020 Series, offering Death and Dying from Different Religious Perspectives, will feature Rev. Elizabeth Molitors on Friday, June 19th, from 12 to 1pm. La serie Learn @ Lunch 2020 de Hospicio de Santa Bárbara, ofreciendo la muerte desde diferentes perspectivas religiosas, contará con la reverenda Elizabeth Molitors el viernes, 19 de junio, de 12 a 1pm.

Music Academy Festival Goes Virtual: The 73rd annual Summer School and Festival has transitioned to the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute (MARLI). Enjoy video recorded performances and events through July 24th. View the Music Academy Concert Hall online at www.musicacademy.org SBIFF Student Showcase-In-Place Online Festival - View & Vote: Watch films submitted by Santa Barbara County high school and college students on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s website and vote for your favorite in both divisions. You can vote once per day per division. Voting ends June 22nd at 12pm and the winners will be announced June 23rd. www.sbiff.org/vote SBIFF Family Film Fun – The Lion King: Follow the adventures of the young lion Simba as he learns how to grow up and take back his homeland with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa with this week’s SBIFF Family Fun Day. Download the activity guide at https://sbiffriviera.com/wp-content/ uploads/2020/06/SBIFF-The-Lion-King-ActivityGuide-web.pdf

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

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Summer Solstice Celebration Virtual Line Up For 2020

Support local Retailers and organizations via the virtual vendor court!

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

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

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




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

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

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June 19, 2020

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NOTHER SPECTACULAR SANTA BARBARA WEEKEND under blue skies and Chamber of Commerce weather seemed to bring the entire world out! Driving along Cabrillo Boulevard the streets were crowded with sun lovers, the parking lots were full once again, and the harbor walkway was jumping! Walking toward the breakwater reminded me of my current theme of ‘Openings.’ This week the spotlight is on the Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s first open weekend after being dark for (far too many) weeks. Not only did the Yacht Club open its doors, but it hosted it’s first race of the 2020 yachting season. Better late than never, right? Commodore Garry Pawlitski certainly spoke for most of the Club’s members, “It was like coming home after being away on a very long, strange vacation, with the feeling that this is the perfect place to be.” Who knew the Club

would ever consider closing on a weekend? Closed for a global pandemic? ... not exactly in the plan. The fact that the Club was finally open didn’t mean that it was done with the turn of a key. Not by a long shot! I guessed that the California Department of Public Health must have been a major player in this kind of a huge enterprise. I actually looked at the Health Departments requirements online, and ended up scrolling thru what seemed like instructions from NASA on how to navigate a mission to Mars. Curious as ever, I approached the Yacht Club’s General Manager, Rich Nahas. “In opening the Club one of the most important factors for me was that the Club respect the comfort level of our members,” he explained. “After this long hiatus, and of course meeting the comprehensive regulations required to open our doors, we want our members to return to us feeling completely safe.” During the time the Club was closed, take-out meals were made available and will be continued

for those who remain cautious about dining out. The interior of the Club is reduced to less then 50 percent capacity with tables more than six feet apart for the safety of both staff and guests. “Everything is scaled back and changes have been made, including adjusting the Yacht Club’s hours. Lunch and dinner continue to be served with table capacity of no more than six.” Sunday’s CHRF (Club Handicap Racing Fleet) Large gatherings, parties, and other competition included 28 boats of over the top special events have been tabled enthusiastic racers ready for action. Seems like a along with breakfast, due to social few rules aren’t about to get in the way of having distancing requirements for the some good fun with yachting buddies out on the safety of the kitchen staff working in water! a confined space. Apparently these Speaking for myself, it was great being back! safety considerations have been Weeks of peeking through the glass at the Yacht applied to the 2020 racing season Club’s empty interior was weird, so the open too, which officially began on Sunday, June 14th. doors made me feel like I’d come home, too. The The 2020 season required racing changes wonderful, hard working staff, some of whom that included both on-board factors and I’m proud to count among my friends, were in scoring results. The new requirements happy to be back too – masks and all! mandated that each competing boat have a Let’s hope we can continue (cautiously) to minimum amount of crew in keeping with enjoy the warm months of summer despite the social distancing requirements, yet insuring the necessary changes. If the weekend crowds are maximum safety on the water. Each race would any indication, seems like we’re good to go! be scored separately, but cumulative scoring for Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. the season would be eliminated in deference to She is on the board of directors of the Maritime competitors who were not yet ready to race for Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An safety reasons. And, the after-race partying at educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, the Yacht Club bar will no longer take place due to the limits imposed by the Health Department including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com for larger5, gatherings. June 2020 Despite these changes, At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural C Photos by Sigrid Toye

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Our daily Island trips have started - just in time for Summer… the best time for whale watching! Friendly Humpback whales, Fin whales, Minki whales, and giant Blue whales feed in the Santa Barbara channel, along with several species of dolphin and seals. Trips depart daily @ 10am from the Sea Landing dock in the Santa Barbara harbor, returning around 2:30. For reservations and information go to www.condorexpress.com or call Sea Landing @ 805-963-3564 and we’ll see you aboard the Condor Express! Adults $99 • Kids 12 and under $45 For your safety and comfort, we will be limiting our passenger load to about half of capacity. We are requiring face masks to be worn, and will monitor social distancing. We will also have sanitizing stations on board.

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June 19, 2020

Economic Recovery Picks Up Steam

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HE HEAD OF STEAM ANALOGY seems to be working for our economic recovery, as consumers let off steam after two months of staying at home with a burst of shopping activity from the re-openings. We said last week that many employers, including the auto and airline sectors, had been hiring back their employees over the past month, hence a surprise jump in employment with the 2.5 million jobs increase in May. Now, both consumer sentiment and retail sales, are beginning to recover. “Consumer sentiment posted its second monthly gain in early June,” said University of Michigan survey chief economist Richard Curtin last Friday, “paced by gains in the outlook for personal finances and more favorable prospects for the national economy due to the reopening of the economy. The turnaround is largely due to renewed gains in employment, with more consumers expecting declines in the jobless rate than at any other time in the long history of the Michigan surveys.” And retail sales jumped 17.7 percent last month, the government said Tuesday, after two months of record declines. Sales had tumbled by a record 14.7 percent in April and 8.2 percent in March. The rebound in sales also reflects the loosening of restrictions on business activity after two months of stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The burst of activity comes from pent-up consumer demand, as we said, i.e., not being able to shop for at least two months. Federal tax payments to families and more generous unemployment benefits also helped stoke higher sales. Yet even after the rebound in May, sales were still six percent lower compared to the same month in 2019, showing the lingering damage caused by the lockdown of the economy. This tells me we will have a U-shaped economic recovery where GDP

EconomicVOICE contraction will bottom and begin a gradual rise, rather than a quick return to normal growth (the V-shaped recovery). This is because, “Few consumers anticipate the reestablishment of favorable economic conditions anytime soon. Bad times financially in the economy as a whole during the year ahead were still expected by two-thirds of all consumers, and a renewed downturn was anticipated by nearly half over the longer term,” Curtin added. Sales increased across the board with autos up 44 percent, clothing sales up 188 percent, 90 percent at home-furnishing stores, and 88 percent at stores that sell books, music, sporting goods, and other hobby items. Receipts also increased 29 percent at bars and restaurants that bore the brunt of the coronavirus lockdowns in March and April, said MarketWatch. A gradual return to what will be called the ‘new normal’, particularly for consumers that power https://ei.marketwatch.com/Multimedia/2020/06/16/Photos/MG/MWmost economic growth, is II651_RSAFS_20200616092832_MG.png?uuid=462138ee-afd5-11ea-b9809c8e992d421e FRED/MarketWatch really due to the lack of any national coordination of the pandemic response. The perennially poor and science-denying red states currently have the highest infection rates with the exception of Oregon in second place and purple Florida ranked fourth, according to today’s NPR COVID-19 dashboard (June 16th). States that listen to scientists will likely recover first and return sooner to a more normal growth, whereas the states and local governments that choose not to listen to experts in their haste to perhaps salvage the November election will likely continue to suffer from higher rates of infections and social-isolation. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com

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June 19, 2020

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


By Michael Cruse, Hospice of Santa Barbara

URING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, we are all at least grieving the loss of normalcy in our comforting routines and expectations. Some of us are grieving far more personal and threatening losses such as income, assets, businesses, jobs, and social isolation. Some of those losses are temporary, some will be difficult to replace, and some will be lost forever. This kind of grief requires an attachment that is difficult for us to relinquish. Although we may suffer and struggle, we often find satisfactory replacement attachments. When we are fortunate enough, resilient and adaptive enough, these replacement attachments often approximate or exceed what had been previously lost. This often causes us to conclude that these losses happened for a reason and/or that we benefited from a special protection. However, there is another kind of grieving that is uniquely different and far more difficult – it is called bereavement. In bereavement we are grieving a loss, through death, of the person and the intimate relationship we kept. In death we experience the permanent separation from the one we loved. In the case of end of life illness, some may engage in

anticipatory bereavement to help prepare before actual death. For most of us, anticipatory bereavement is far too threatening to approach and is defended with denial. In intimate relationships, it is not uncommon for one of us to be preparing for the impending death while the other remaining in denial. This dynamic enables the relationship to maintain a sense of balance of hope and truth. In intimate relationships, we experience a blurring of our personal boundaries based upon needs, wants, strengths, and weaknesses. This causes a couple’s identity to emerge that can enable us to be better versions of ourselves. The death or the impending death is experienced as an existential threat to our identity as a couple – we are painfully being unwound and undone. Bereavement or anticipatory bereavement is literally the cost of love. In bereavement, we are simultaneously continuing and discontinuing our bond with the deceased and forming a new relationship with the deceased over time. Further, in bereavement or anticipatory bereavement our previous major losses, even non-death losses, may get reactivated – especially if those losses have had underlying unresolved issues or conflict. Fortunately, the passage of time is favorable in bereavement, if given care and attention. Over time, we learn to cope and live with the

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Wine Tasting Returns to Santa Barbara

reservation. This week, we are going to look at the wine tasting rooms around El Paseo, that most romantic and charming bit of town.

HIS LAST WEEK, the City and County Health Department allowed wineries to return to normal wine tasting. (Previously, they were required to serve food with wine, and could only serve a glass or a bottle of wine.) Along with the capacity to expand onto the sidewalks, parking lots, and parking spaces in front of their locations to facilitate social distancing, it has become a very interesting and lively time for the winemakers of Santa Barbara. Seating inside of the tasting rooms is usually limited. So even with the outside space available for seating, it may benefit you to phone ahead and secure a

Grassini Family Vineyard Grassini’s wine tasting room in El Paseo has expanded outside beyond the regular patio and surged toward State Street. Better still, they have also put tables out on the lawn in the original El Paseo courtyard. It is an exceptionally beautiful arrangement. Years ago, one of our favorite little restaurants in town did dining in the courtyard, and this brings back happy memories for us. Grassini is doing regular flight tastings, and also continuing to offer a charcuterie platter. That means that we can relive those twilight meals in the courtyard, and so can you. “We are thrilled to be open again,” shared Katie Grassini. “It is so nice to see everybody out and feeling safe. Business owners downtown have been responsible and made safety a priority for their guests and staff. And, the agencies in Santa Barbara have been good to work with to make this happen. They deserve a shout-out!”

Grassini Family Vineyard’s tasting room spread out in El Paseo courtyard

Grassini Family Vineyards • 24 El Paseo • (805) 897-3366 • Daily Noon to 6pm • Reservations recommended • www.GrassiniFamilyVineyards.com

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Jamie Slone Wines spread out in El Paseo’s Street in Spain

Happy Canyon Vineyard Happy Canyon has also stretched out its legs for wine tasting. They have captured one of the other corners of the romantic El Paseo courtyard. They have also returned to doing the normal flights of wine, but have discontinued serving food.

Cebada Wines Cebada has finally opened up its tasting room in El Paseo, and their targeted opening date coincided with the City allowing regular wine tasting. They are looking at expanding into the nearby courtyard as much as is possible. They are doing flights of wine, as well as wine by the bottle.

Happy Canyon Vineyard • 30 El Paseo • (805) 203-0749 • Thursday-Monday Noon - 6pm • Reservations recommended • www.HappyCanyonVineyard.com

Cebada Wines • 813 Anacapa, #6 • (805) 451-2570 • Thursday-Friday 2-6pm, Saturday Noon-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm • www.ForbiddenFruitOrchards.com

Jamie Slone Wines Jamie and Kim Slone have expanded out along their De La Guerra patio, as well as alongside of the building’s walkway that joins with the courtyard. We really liked the De La Guerra patio, as it has a view of De La Guerra Plaza. They are doing regular flights of wine, and are keeping the cheese platters on the menu.

Au Bon Climat Au Bon Climat has returned to doing their normal tasting flights of wine. They will no longer do wines by the glass or bottle. They have opened up the spaces in the tasting room and the shaded patio to meet the social distancing requirements. Au Bon Climat • 813 Anacapa St #5B • (805) 963-7999 • Monday-Friday Noon- 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 11-6pm • Reservations recommended • www.AuBonClimat.com

Jamie Slone Wines • 23 E De La Guerra • (805) 560-6555 • Daily 11 or Noon - 6 or 7pm • Reservations recommended • www.JamieSloneWines.com

Silver Wines Ben Silver is still working out the details with the City, but the plan is to open for regular tastings on weekends, starting this weekend, and expand as the world opens up again. Silver Wines • 31 El Paseo • (805) 770-8121 • Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 2-5:30pm • www.SilverWines.com

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES LITTLE GEMS

R. Anthony Askew Contemporary Art

CORRIDAN GALLERY: Local Artists • 125 N Milpas • www.corridangallery.com • 805-966-7939. CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av (Lompoc) • 805-737-1129. DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • 805-882-2108 • www.distinctiveframingnart.com. ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Contemporary art • 15 W Gutierrez St • www.elizabethgordongallery. com • 805-963-1157. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: 123 E Canon Perdido • 805-965-0093.


Studio: 1-805-570-5916 GraySpace Gallery: 1-805-689-0858 askew@westmont.edu

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

ARTS FUND GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-965-7321.

ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: 229 E Victoria • Meandering The Edges By Nathan Huff ~ Jun 27 • Drop in visits: Sat: June 20 & June 27, 1-4pm• 805965-6307 • www.afsb.org/programs/art-gallery.

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 805-966-1707.

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line: www.museum.ucsb.edu/ exhibitions/online including 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Field Day and Solstice: Faces • 805-893-2951. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap. ARTISTE GALLERY: Los Olivos • 805-686-2626.

ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed at this time • 805-897-3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu.

CASA DE LA GUERRA: 15 E De la Guerra St • 805-965-0093. CASA DOLORES: Otomi Dream/Sueno Otomi ~ June 30 • José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 12-4pm • 805-963-1032.

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed at this time • • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org. FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed at this time • 805-962-7653. GALLERIE SILO: 118-B Gray Av • 301-379-4669. GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • 805-965-6611. GALLERY 333: Closed at this time • 805-451-6919. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Closed at this time • www.gallerylosolivos. com • 805-688-7517. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed at this time • 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta mural by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org.

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 E Anapamu • 805-568-3994.

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

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

GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Between Ornament & Meaning • Open for private viewing call Call/text 805689-0858, or email ruth@grayspaceart.com to reserve a time • 219 Gray Av • By Appt • 805-689-0858.

COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed at this time • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443.

Malcolm Tuffnell Art Studio

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

Wave on the Rocks, acrylic, 10x18 in by Marcia Burtt

Open This Week:


RT LOVERS ARE IN FOR A TREAT if they visit the gallery and studio of Marcia Burtt. There, three exhibtions are now available to explore: Marcia Burtt: Rocks and Water, Minimalism, and Spring abridged. In Burtt’s work, rocks shape the flow and splash of the ocean. She offers Poppies, oil, 20x16 in by Anne Ward thin slashes of paint overling broad strokes, creatinga dynamic juxtapositioning fluid versus solid and capturing the energy of our shoreline. Minimalism is a group exhibition by gallery artists who stand in as guides via suggestions in landscapes of line, form, and space. Spring abridged is a selection from the gallery’s Spring exhibition, which was impacted by pandemic Devereux, watercolor, 8x8 in, by Marilee Krause shelter at home order. It offers the vibrant flowers, fresh green grasses, and billowing clouds of springtime. These exhibitions will be on view through August 9th.

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

Hedy Price Paley

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

MorningStar Studio

Contemporary Art 805-687-6173

Glowing Clouds, Evening Pines

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Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed at this time • 805-957-1115.

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347.

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

JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan

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More Artists & Art Destinations

Ruth Ellen Hoag Resident Artist

GraySpace Gallery 805-689-0858

Local Artist

Mitra Cline


www.mitracline.com LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Thurs-Sun 12-4 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@ gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed at this time • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Rocks and Water, Minimalism, and Spring abridged • www.artlacuna.com and available for in-person viewing • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411. MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: 619 State St • www.misa-artwork.com. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Reopens for members Jul 9 • 125 State St • Thu-Su 10-12 & 1-3 • 805-770-5000.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: See Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In at www.mcasantabarbara.org • 805-966-5373. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673. PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging artists with disabilities • 805-260-6705.

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Along The Way West: recent paintings by Michael Drury • 1321 State St • Thu-Sun 1-8 • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: SB Visual Artists: Jan Baker, Ann T. Elliott, Elizabeth U. Flanagan, Karen Frishman, Annie Guillemette, Karen Haub, Hepzibah Michaels, Dee Faria Parkins, Ginny Speirs, Robert Voohees Jr., Patricia Watkins ~ Jul 6 - Aug 7 • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Closed at this time • 805-682-4726. SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed at this time; View lectures & art on-line: www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404. SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • online resources: https://www.sbma.net/events/ videolibrary/studiosundays • https://www.sbma.net/learn/ athome • https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=fFgz_EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364.

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

Beverley Jackson

SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed at this time • 805-617-6421. STUDIO 121: 121 Santa Barbara St • 805-722- 0635.

www.TheTouchofStone.com Contemporary Sculpture

Kerry Methner 805-570-2011


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

A. Michael Marzolla Contemporary Art Excogitation Services

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MARCIA BURT T Marcia Burtt Gallery

517 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com Marcia Burtt, Low Tide, Spring, Goleta Beach , acrylic, 30x18 in., detail.

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

MEMORY, Christopher Miles juror • www.westmont.edu/museum • 805-565-6162.

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

WILDLING MUSEUM: Inspired in Nature: Solvang School • www.wildlingmuseum.org.

VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State Street, Suite 9 • www.waterhousegallery.com • 11-4pm We-Sun • 805-962-8885.

YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.


Last Week:

Nathan Huff: Meandering the Edges


HE ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA GALLERY is now open for in-person viewing and they have retained the exhibtion of work local artist and art professor Nathan Huff for one last (and first) in-person peak. An installation of works on paper and sculpture by Huff, the exhibition is installed in unconventional ways on the walls, floor, and corners of the AFSB’s meeting space/ gallery. Visitors will discover Huff’s paintings on paper of furniture, wood floors, tables, and shovels, all drawing attention to the space itself as an important part of the narrative. This unique Painting by Nathan Huff exhibition encourages viewers to muse and meander their way through an ordinary environment transformed by art, inviting them to imagine scenarios and summon lost memories as they go. “As someone fascinated by the stories that reside in our memories and are imbedded in the built environment, I believe that the designed aesthetic of architectural space has a powerful impact on our home life and community structures,” Huff noted. “I hope that this imagined excavation of home invites viewers towards attentive looking at built environments in new ways, charging them with a range of narrative potential and drawing out latent emotion,” he added.


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Art Matters

Art World Halfway Back To Normal?

Photo courtesy Wilding Cran Gallery

Installation view shot of It’s a sad and beautiful world...

Photo Courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum

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Courtesy August Sander Family Collection

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

Photo Courtesy Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

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Photo by Fredrik Nilsen

Botanical Gardens

Photo Courtesy Luis De Jesus Los Angeles


HESE DAYS, with most museums and galleries temporarily closed, I continue to receive numerous email invitations to “visit” virtual viewing rooms. But while it is better than nothing, for me, not seeing art in person is like staring at a plate of delicious food, without being able to taste it. However, in the last few days, some cultural news and announcements have brought some hope. California museum’s received permission to reopen at the end of this week, but most of them have decided they will need weeks, if not months, to work out logistics before reopening their doors, so they can meet LA County guidelines. Meanwhile, a number of art galleries announced that they are open by appointment to visit their current exhibitions. So, let’s check out what art is available for us to see around LA. Hauser & Wirth is hosting an ambitious, museum quality exhibition of the late Italian artist, Lucio Fontana (1899-1968). The exhibition, Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948-1968 highlights his contributions to Conceptual and Spatial art. Fontana went beyond the conventions of painting by using new technology, including neon, and placing the viewer at the center of the installation. His work influenced major artists such as Piero Manzoni, Yayoi Kusama, and Ambiente spaziale con James Turrell. neon (Spatial Environment Smaller, but an equally with Neon Light) 1967 important exhibition at Hauser ‘Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, & Wirth is devoted to renowned 1948-1968,’ Hauser & Wirth German photographer, August Los Angeles, 2020. By Lucio Sander (1876-1964) titled, Fontana. Fondazione Lucio August Sander: New Women, Fontanta by SIAE 2020 New Men, and New Identities. The exhibition includes “original examples of the first gay and lesbians journals ever published.” Wilding Cran Gallery invites us to The Huntington Library, Art Museums and ,visit the exhibition

Photo Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery

Urban Light, 2008, by Chris Burden. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Gordon Family Foundation's gift to "Transformation: The LACMA Campaign," © Chris Burden Estate

by six Los Angeles based artists, whose figurate works reflect upon our “collective state of uncertainty and isolation.” So, it is not a surprise that the title of the exhibition is, It’s a sad and beautiful world…. Luis De Jesus Los Angeles gives us a chance to be amused and fooled by Chris Engman’s photographs, that give you a sensation that what you see is three-dimensional paper Building facade of Petersen Automotive Museum sculptures. But no, my friends, don’t trust your eyes. Come close, and “touch” these framed photos with your eyes, and discover to your astonishment that you have been magically tricked. Solo exhibition by New York based artist, Simone Leigh (b. 1967) at David Kordansky Gallery focuses on the experience of black women. Leigh’s works incorporate clay, bronze, and Cupboard XI (Titi), by Simone Leigh, 2020 glazed raffia-materials traditionally stoneware, steel, and raffia 69 x 93 x 72 inches associated with African art. Her ceramic sculptures are described in the gallery press release as “large, bulbous, bottle-like vessels and a bellshaped figure that is both monumental and intimate.” While most of California museums are still in the process of figuring out when and how they are going to open, here are three Secretary at West German Radio in Cologne institutions that, Thank God, by August Sander. 1931. Gelatin Silver print. Die are welcoming us to visit them Windswept, 1941, watercolor on Arches paper by Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur now. Of course, we have to - August Sander Archive, Cologne / ARS, New Millard Sheets. Collection of Diane and E. Gene Crain York, 2020 reserve tickets in advance, wear face masks, and keep social distance. Laguna Art Museum has a few exhibitions, including particularly appealing, Travels in Mexico, 20th century watercolors from Diane and E. Gene Crain Collection. In better times, after seeing this exhibition I would jump on a plane to go to Mexico. But at least now, seeing these watercolors, I can allow myself to dream about a trip there… In mid-March, by sheer coincidence, I went to The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens on the last day before they closed to the public. Now, The Huntington announced phased reopening, starting first with their Gardens. In mid-June Gardens are open for members only, but at the beginning of July, the Gardens will be open for all of us. But once again, tickets have to be reserved well in advance. And last but not least, Petersen Automotive Museum opens Installation shot Chris Engman’s: Looking this Friday, June 19th, to the public with several exhibitions including, Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The exhibition “explores cult classic films and stories that have envisioned fantastic futuristic worlds, technologies, characters, and cars.” Every time I pass this museum with its unique façade, it reminds me of a bouquet of shimmering freeways. Our City of Angels would not be the same without millions of cars zooming through the city streets... Image Courtesy Laguna Art Museum

Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Chris Engelman’s Acrylic on Paper II, 2020. Digital pigment print


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Santa Barbara County Will Not Reopen Expanded Personal Care Services At This Time


HE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT will not move forward in reopening expanded personal care service industries at this time. The California Department of Public Health issued guidance on June 12th for these industries, stating that reopening can be implemented only with County Health Officer approval following a review of local epidemiological data. The increase in recent hospitalizations coupled with ongoing increases in COVID-19 positive cases have led to the County’s decision to pause reopening. The Public Health Department will continue to monitor data metrics to evaluate the impact of sectors that have already opened. An update regarding reopening of expanded personal care services will be provided later next week. Personal Care Services that must remain closed include, but are not limited to: Estheticians; Skin Care and Cosmetology services; Electrology (permanent hair removal); Nail Salons; Body Art Professionals; Tattoo Parlors; Piercing Shops; Massage Therapy (including non-healthcare settings); and Businesses offering facials, electrolysis, and waxing. “Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of all community members, particularly our most vulnerable, Public Health leadership has decided to hold on further reopening,” shared Dr. Henning Ansorg, Health Officer for Santa Barbara

County. “We urge all residents to take this time to evaluate how they can limit their exposure to people outside their homes. This virus will continue to spread unless we take action to stop it.” All community members are reminded to diligently: Stay home whenever possible. The State’s Stay at Home Order remains in effect; Remain six feet away from others and wear a face covering when away from home; Limit interaction with people outside your home and work place; Wash your hands frequently with soap and water; and Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. While Santa Barbara County has made the decision to delay reopening of expanded personal services at this time, Ventura County is closely monitoring local conditions and still considering whether to pursue the same course of action with the goal of slowing COVID-19 regionally.

For more info visit https://publichealthsbc.org/. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833)-6885551. The Call Center is open weekdays (except for holidays) from 9am to 5pm.

El Condado De Santa Bárbara No Reabrirá Servicios De Cuidado Personal Ampliados En Este Momento


L DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD PÚBLICA DEL CONDADO DE SANTA BÁRBARA no avanzará hacia la reapertura de las industrias de servicios de cuidado personal ampliados en este momento. El 12 de junio el Departamento de Salud Pública de California publicó una orientación para estas industrias, en las que se establece que la reapertura sólo puede llevarse a cabo con la autorización del Oficial de Salud del Condado tras un análisis de los datos epidemiológicos locales. El aumento de las hospitalizaciones recientes, junto con los continuos aumentos de los casos positivos de COVID-19, han llevado al condado a tomar la decisión de poner en pausa la reapertura. El Departamento de Salud Pública seguirá vigilando las métricas de datos para evaluar el impacto de los sectores que ya se han abierto. La próxima semana se proporcionará una actualización con respecto a la reapertura de los servicios de cuidado personal ampliados.

Los Servicios de Cuidado Personal que deben permanecer cerrados incluyen, pero no se limitan a: Esteticistas; Servicios de Cuidado de la Piel y Cosmetología; Electrología (depilación permanente); Salones de Uñas; Profesionales del arte corporal; Salón para Tatuajes; Salón para perforaciones corporales; Terapia de masaje (incluyendo instalaciones no médicos); and Negocios que ofrecen faciales, electrólisis y depilación. “Por la abundancia de precaución y por la seguridad de todos los miembros de la comunidad, particularmente de nuestros más vulnerables, los líderes en Salud Pública han decidido detener la reapertura”, compartió el Dr. Henning Ansorg, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara. “Pedimos a todos los residentes a que se tomen este tiempo para evaluar cómo pueden limitar su interacción con personas fuera de sus hogares. Este virus seguirá propagándose a menos que tomemos medidas para detenerlo.” Se les recuerda a todos los miembros de la comunidad que diligentemente: Se queden en casa siempre que sea posible. La orden de permanecer en el hogar del estado sigue vigente; Permanezca a seis pies de distancia de los demás y use una cubierta facial cuando esté fuera de casa; Limite la interacción con personas fuera de su hogar y lugar de trabajo; Lávese las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón; Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca; Practicar el distanciamiento social y usar una cubierta facial en su trabajo; and Quedarse en casa cuando esté enfermo. No vaya a trabajar o a otros lugares. Adicionalmente, se recomienda a todos los empleadores y propietarios de negocios locales que se comprometan a cumplir las guías de salud y seguridad del sector. Garantizar un ambiente de trabajo seguro tanto para los empleados como para los clientes es fundamental para detener la propagación de COVID-19 y asegurar que los negocios permanezcan abiertos de forma segura durante este tiempo. Mientras que el condado de Santa Bárbara ha tomado la decisión de retrasar la reapertura de los servicios personales ampliados en este momento, el condado de Ventura está monitoreando de cerca las condiciones locales y todavía está considerando si deben seguir el mismo curso de acción con el objetivo de frenar COVID-19 regionalmente.

Para obtener más información, visita https://espanol. publichealthsbc.org/. Para preguntas generales sobre COVID-19, llame al Centro de Llamadas del Condado de Santa Bárbara al (833)-688-5551. El centro de llamadas está abierto de lunes a viernes (excepto días festivos) de 9am a 5pm.

COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health – June 18, 2020 Below is a status update as of June 18, 2020. • Cottage Health is caring for a total of 274 patients across all campuses. • 213 are acute care patients; 160 acute care beds remain available. • In surge planning, capacity is identified for adding 270 acute care beds. • Of the 213 acute care patients, 11 patients are on ventilators. 73 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators). • Of the 213 acute care patients, 18 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 14 are confirmed COVID-19 positive. • Of the 18 patients in isolation, 7 patients are in critical care. • From June 1-7: 2,057 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 39 positive, 2,018 negative • From June 8-14: 2,274 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 59 positive, 1,830 negative, 385 pending

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Researchers use big data to identify biodiversity hotspots that could become the first generation of high seas marine protected areas By Sonia Fernandez / The UC Santa Barbara Current

“One of the goals of these United Nations negotiations is to develop a FTEN CONSIDERED DESOLATE, REMOTE, pathway for the establishment of marine UNALTERABLE PLACES, the high seas are, protected areas in the high seas,” said in fact, hotbeds of activity for both people and Visalli. “This creates an incredible wildlife. Technology has enabled opportunity to leverage more human activity in areas once difficult to new global data assets and reach, and that in turn has brought a growing data-driven planning tools presence of industries such as fishing, mining, and to identify areas of the high transportation in international waters — the ocean seas that have outstanding beyond 200 nautical miles from any coast. conservation value and This increase is cause for concern to people could be considered high like UC Santa Barbara researchers Douglas priority areas for spatial McCauley, Morgan Visalli, and Benjamin Best, protection.” who are interested in the health and biodiversity The researchers’ results of the oceans. That no nation has jurisdiction over are published in a paper in Outputs from global data-driven conservation planning analysis highlighting priority areas international waters has, at least historically, made to be considered for protection (green) in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Douglas McCauley the journal Marine Policy. regulation very difficult and puts sensitive and essential ocean habitats and resources at risk. Location, location, “The high seas are the planet’s last global location Each hotspot identified in this analysis was special for its commons,” said Visalli, a marine scientist at the own unique reasons. The research highlighted, for example, Marine protected areas — designated parks in Benioff Ocean Initiative at UC Santa Barbara. the Costa Rica Dome, a dynamic nutrient rich region that the sea where special measures are taken to protect “Yet marine life and resources on the high seas attracts endangered blue whales and leatherback sea turtles; biodiversity — are among the most powerful and are at risk of being overexploited and degraded effective tools marine scientists and managers have the Emperor Seamount Chain, a string of extinct underwater under the current fragmented framework of volcanoes that are home to some of the oldest living corals; at their disposal to look after marine biodiversity, management. The world needs and deserves a and the Mascarene Plateau, maintain ocean comprehensive legal mechanism to protect high an area in the Indian resiliency, and seas biodiversity now and into the future.” Ocean that has the largest enhance the So when the United Nations turned its contiguous seagrass meadow productivity of Morgan Visalli efforts toward negotiating the first global high in the world and provides fishery resources seas treaty for “the conservation and sustainable habitat for many globally that operate just use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national unique species. These and outside of these parks. jurisdiction,” the scientists leapt at the chance to put their other notable biodiversity But to get the most out expertise to work. To kickstart this research, ocean scientists hotspots across the globe of marine protected areas, and high seas experts from 13 universities and institutions could constitute the critical they need to be put in the gathered in a series of workshops held at UC Santa Barbara. mass needed to achieve longright places. Researchers in Together the team developed a standardized, data-driven term marine sustainability this collaboration used big strategy to identify hotspots of biodiversity potentially goals, according to the data and an optimization deserving of protection in the high seas. study, and are worthy of algorithm to try to balance consideration as the first the benefits of protecting generation of high seas certain locations with high marine protected areas. biodiversity against costs, such as the loss of fishing The Home Stretch in that area. Their aim was Decades in the making to find win-win solutions The high seas provide essential habitat for migrating species like and nearly close to for the possible placement whales completion, the high seas of these high seas protected treaty negotiations were set areas. to embark on their fourth round this month, but have been “It is a historic moment for our ocean,” said McCauley, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Preliminary a professor of ecology at UC Santa Barbara and director of results from this exercise were presented by UC Santa Barbara the Benioff Ocean Initiative. “Places scientists at the United Nations during like New York City, that famously the third negotiation session for the included parks for nature and people The high seas are the planet’s treaty last August. in their zoning plans before things got UCSB scientists present preliminary results from this work at the last global commons. Yet This analysis, the researchers busy, have benefited immensely from United Nations third negotiating session for the BBNJ treaty in marine life and resources say, disproves the misconception August 2019 that foresight. This is our Central Park on the high seas are at risk that there is not enough good data moment for the high seas.” of being overexploited and about biodiversity in the high seas to The researchers took more than 22 degraded under the current strategically plan for high seas protected billion data points organized into 55 fragmented framework of areas. layers that included information on management. The world needs “We have high hopes,” McCauley conservation-related factors such as said. “We hope that the United Nations and deserves a comprehensive species diversity, ocean productivity, will indeed deliver a strong treaty later legal mechanism to protect threatened species and fishing in this year that includes measures to set locations across the high seas, which high seas biodiversity now and up these new international ocean parks. cover about two-thirds of the global into the future. And that science-based analyses, such ocean. They also future-proofed their — Morgan Visalli as these, give them confidence that analysis by including data layers researchers and experts stand ready to describing the predicted diversity of help them strategically put these parks species in a future ocean altered by in smart places that will maximize the benefits that these parks climate change. will yield for people and nature.” “This is important because climate change is rapidly altering our oceans, ” McCauley said. “Our approach illustrates Printed with permission of UCSB Office of More than 50 layers of data representing important marine one way to protect the biodiversity oases of both today and biodiversity features were used to identify priority areas for Public Affairs and Communications protection in the high seas tomorrow.” Photo courtesy of Pew Charitable Trusts

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