VOICE Magazine: June 3, 2022

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Ceylon Film Festival

Grow your international perspective at the Ceylon International Film Festival

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A preview of Sleuth presented by The Ensemble Theatre Co. by Daisy Scott


Photo courtesy of SB Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden

Reconnect this summer at the “Back Country”


Photos courtesy of SB Permaculture and Fantastic Fungi

Photo by Zach Mendez


In This Issue

Paul Stamets and Louie Schwartzberg

SB Permaculture Network 2022 Eco Heroes Author

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 10, 26, 28


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Jerry Roberts: Superintendent of Schools Forum. . 9 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mangione’s Brings SB a Taste of Italy. . . . . . . . . . . 14 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Movies & Theatre..23* Calendar..19-21*

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Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 - 3 1 * * Español y Inglés

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Photos by Priscilla: Memorial Day. . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Meet author David Koepp at a Chaucer’s book Launch for latest book, Aurora 20

Mariel Hemingway will lead a panel discussion on mental wellness at El Encanto Hotel


Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Eco Hero Awards Lobero Theatre Friday, June 17th 6:30-9:30 pm

La Traviata to be sung at the Courthouse Sunken Garden by Opera SB – A Free Event!

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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Honoring the 2022

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Eco Heroes... in service of the planet...


ECOGNIZING DECADES OF COMMITMENT, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network will celebrate its second annual Eco Hero Award honorees, visionary mycologist Paul Stamets and awardwinning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg on Friday, June 17th, from 6:30 to 9pm at the Lobero Theatre.

Paul Stamets

The Eco Hero Award honors those individuals who have committed themselves to work in service of the planet and its inhabitants for more than 30 years, with actual solutions and concrete ways forward that benefit many, often on a global scale, while demonstrating

See MOVING ART on the Lobero!! The Environment Makers, a local Santa Barbara company whose creative genius is creating large scale immersive experiences for the public, will assist Louie Schwartzberg in projecting his MOVING ART time lapse nature photography, big and bold, onto the back wall of the Lobero Theatre following the Eco Hero Award event, making it visible for the community to see, starting at 8:30pm.

Still from Fantastic Fungi

pathways forward for future generations. Both Paul Stamets and Louie Schwartzberg will be at the event, Paul live via Zoom, with Louie live in theater to share their experiences—what inspired them, how they made their projects happen, and what challenges they faced along the way. Time is set aside for the audience to ask questions. Youth attending will be especially encouraged to interact with this year’s heroes. Film clips from Stamets’ and Schwartzberg’s collaboration on joint projects, including the amazing Fantastic Fungi film will be shown. A special treat for the community following the event will be beautiful time-lapse moving photography of nature’s splendor projected on the outdoor wall of the Lobero Theatre, which Louie Schwartzberg also shared and regaled audiences with at the Vatican in St. Peters Square in Rome in 2015. Paul Stamets is a preeminent mycologist in the United States and an award-winning author, researcher, and renowned speaker, sharing with the public the unusual and profound connection between humans and mushrooms. He is an entrepreneur and founder of Fungi Perfecti, a family-owned, environmentallyfriendly company, and has authored many books including, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Heal the World, and Fantastic Fungi, written in collaboration with the

Fantastic Fungi film.

Blue Sky Biochar, Bamboo DNA, Teeccino, Community Environmental Council (CEC), SBCC Environmental Horticulture, Explore Ecology, Regenerative Landscape Alliance, Island Seed & Feed, Orella RanchGaviota Givings, Santa Barbara Aquaponics, Sustainable World Radio, World Business Academy, The Optimist Daily, Quail Springs Permaculture, Hour Books, Mesa Harmony Garden, Wingnut Mushroom Farm, RinconVitova Insectaries, Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture (CRA), and the Santa Barbara Independent.

Louie Schwartzberg is an American director, producer, and cinematographer, recognized as a pioneer in high-end time-lapse cinematography, and visual artist known for breaking down barriers of perception and taking viewers on journeys of time and scale. For more than 40 years, with his studio Moving Art, his passion has been telling stories through film that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, most recently with the conscious shifting film For tickets contact the Lobero Ticket Fantastic Fungi where once again he makes the office at 805-963-0761 or visit invisible visible for his www.Lobero.com audiences. Current COVID-19 mandates for public Co-SponSorS: Santa Barbara theaters are listed on Lobero website.

Permaculture Network,

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A Planetary Sisterhood


Researchers propose global initiative to study female health across species By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current

IRAFFES HAVE THE HIGHEST BLOOD PRESSURE of all mammals — up to 300/200, more than double that of a typical human. But pregnant giraffes don’t suffer from pre-eclampsia, a dangerous disorder caused by hypertension.

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The giraffe’s protection against pre-eclampsia is just one case in which females of numerous species have a resistance to maladies that affect women, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, infertility, and more. UC Santa Barbara associate professor of anthropology Amy Boddy and her colleagues want to understand how this happens. More broadly, they’re interested in the shared health vulnerabilities of female animals across species — mammalian, reptilian, avian, piscine — and how awareness of them can improve women’s health.

To that end, they’re Amy Boddy proposing a global initiative that would focus on the health of female animals at a time when climate change is accelerating environmental degradation, which disproportionately affects women and girls. As the paper notes, “The health of female mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish living in and around human communities has become increasingly relevant to women’s health as anthropogenic changes blur the boundaries that once demarcated human versus animal environments. In the 21st century, all female animals — including every human female — have become canaries and the Earth, a shared, planetary coal mine.”

Led by Dr. B Natterson-Horowitz, a cardiologist and evolutionary biologist at UCLA and Harvard University, the initiative would bring together specialists from human medicine, veterinarians, wildlife biologists, and more. It’s an ambitious project and still in its infancy, but necessary, Boddy said. “There are many field ecologists and wildlife veterinarians that observe health problems/chronic diseases in the field populations and wildlife they study,” said Boddy, whose research focuses on evolutionary applications to human health and disease. “For example, I can only speak on my work, but we have been able to observe tumors in wildlife if they are external. For these cases we can do a better job of documenting them, but also the collection of more information, including pathology diagnosis. This obviously requires more resources, but I think it can be achievable. I think that’s just the first step, but we can be more creative.” The relationship between animal and human health, especially zoonotic diseases that spread between species, has been the focus of significant research. Programs like the UC Davis One Health Initiative in the School of Veterinary Medicine take a multidisciplinary approach to address the health of people, animals, and the environment. It’s important work, Boddy said, but this new initiative aims to reach a broader audience. She notes that Natterson-Horowitz is a physician, “and one of our main target audiences is a call to other human health care professionals to consider how important animal and planetary health is to human patients. Secondly, we recognize that many One Health programs focus specifically on communicable diseases (e.g., zoonoses or infectious disease), while here we suggest a broadening of that net to include non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, in these programs. Thirdly, we would love to explore some of these ‘evolutionary solutions’ to some of the health conditions that

Local Band exPorter Releases Debut Album


UST IN TIME FOR SUMMERTIME DRIVES AND BBQ PARTIES, Santa Barbara rock band exPorter has released their debut album, titled NoBrakesNoBrakesNoBrakes. Consisting of brothers Destin and Alec Cavazos (bass, vocals, and guitar, vocals, respectively) with Henry Kish on drums, exPorter has played at numerous local festivals, as well as SOhO Restaurant & Music Club and Jensen’s Guitar Shop. The band’s sound is heavily influenced by rock/punk bands such as Green Day, Blink-182, the Pixies, and more. NoBrakesNoBrakesNoBrakes features ten of their original songs, creating a fast-paced playlist of electric guitar riffs and thoughtful lyrics punctuated by rhythm-heavy drums.

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impact women’s health — there is such diversity across the tree of life — we can be inspired by these novel solutions.” But with climate change pushing all life on Earth to the brink, the time for creative and innovative work is now, Boddy said. Untold numbers of canaries died in British mines; we don’t have to sacrifice today’s sentinel species. “As research has shown, climate change will have impacts on human and animal health,” she said. “I don’t think that is much of a surprise to anyone, especially during our current pandemic. Here we suggest these impacts on human and animal health will disproportionately affect females. The fact that female health has historically been underfunded will exacerbate these issues further. Our worry is that we will recognize this impact too late, whereas these signals of disease will emerge in female populations (i.e., the canaries) before we act on it. It’s just another argument that we must be proactive to protect planetary health and biodiversity.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

Hemmingway on Wellness Week Panel at El Encanto


ARIEL HEMINGWAY, actress and mental health advocate, will lead a panel discussion on mental wellness at El Encanto Hotel, a part of their Wellness Week program being held from June 6th to June 9th.

"Wellness Week is a program designed by the El Encanto to bring together the community and guests for transformative self discovery sessions and to connect with healers and wellness experts,” noted their announcement. Mariel Hemingway Activities during Wellness Week will include mindfulness painting; Vinyasa Yoga; boxing and conditioning; Farm to Tea; Sound bath; Yin Yoga; and a Mental Health panel discussion with Mariel Hemingway, mental Health advocate and actress; Edwin Feliciano MD-Chief of Psychiatry at UCSB; Sebastian Lebeau, Director of Behavior at Santa Barbara Neigborhood Clinics; Mike McGrew, retired Sergeant at SBPD; Renate Hume; Melissa Yamaguchi; and Charles Fenzi MD, CEO/CMO of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.

The panel was organized by Maria Long, board member of the Mariel Hemingway Foundation and the Director of Development and Communications at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics. SBNC provides integrated care for both physical and mental health. For more information on Wellness Week visit: www.belmond.com/ideas/articles/belmond-el-encanto


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2022 Battle of the Books Student Winners Announced


EVOTED STUDENT READERS PUT THEIR LITERATURE PROFICIENCY TO THE TEST at this year’s Santa Barbara County Education Office’s annual Battle of the Books competition. Battle of the Books encourages students to read books from a designated list and have fun competing by answering questions about plot, characters, and theme. Earlier this Spring, 230 students participated in the competition, which included two virtual events, and one in-person. The first place winner of the virtual elementary battle was Gwen Bruneel, a 6th grader at La Patera Elementary, second place winner was Verenise Garcia Ramirez, a 5th grader from Battles Elementary, and third place winner was Jasmin Garcia, also a 5th grader from Battles Elementary. The winners of the in-person elementary battle were Riley Zant of Foothill Elementary, Evelyn Lopez of Harding University Partnership School, Lei’ane Navarro of Ellwood Elementary, Margo Bruneel of La Patera Elementary, Kaushik Pawar of Isla Vista Elementary, and Adrian Olmedo of Bruce Elementary. The second place winners of the in-person elementary battle were Lizbeth Cruz of Bruce Elementary, Aman

Joanna Hendrix Named 2023 SB County Teacher of the Year


OANNA HENDRIX, A TEACHER OF DEAF/HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS, has been named the 2023 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year. Her classroom on the campus of Ralph Dunlap Elementary School within the Orcutt Union School District, is one of the 17 special education preschool classrooms operated by the SB County Education Office across the county.

“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to have been selected for this prestigious recognition,” said Hendrix. “I hope that throughout the coming year, I have the opportunity to highlight all of the ways that the Santa Barbara County Education Office team supports students Joanna Hendrix with disabilities and students within special programs in each district, which includes adaptive P.E. specialists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, audiologists, school nurses, interpreters, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, vision specialists, special education teachers, and teachers of the deaf. I look forward to sharing this news with my mentors, my colleagues, and most importantly my current and former deaf and hard of hearing students-along with their families.” In selecting Teacher of the Year, all SB County school districts submit nominations, with all applicants being required to have at least eight full years of classroom teaching experience. The SBCEO Teachers Network and a team of selection committee members review the applications and letters of recommendation, choosing four finalists for an interview round. The selection committee also conducts classroom observations of each finalist at their school. Hendrix has been employed by SBCEO for 21 years, and holds her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Deaf Education emphasis, and master’s degree in Deaf Education from California State University, Fresno. She has commented that her teaching philosophy is based on cultivating strong, personalized relationships with each of her students and their families. Hendrix, alongside other SB County teachers, will be officially honored at SBCEO’s “Salute to Teachers” event on November 5th at the Music Academy of the West. To learn more visit www.sbceo.org

In-Person Elementary School Battle Winners: Riley Zant, Evelyn Lopez, Lei’ane Navarro, Margo Bruneel, Kaushik Pawar, and Adrian Olmedo

Isukapalli of Isla Vista Elementary, Jade Pattison of Mountain View Elementary, Elliot Singer of Washington Elementary, Maggie Ugoretz of Brandon Elementary. First place winner of the virtual junior high battle was Selah Blackwell, a 7th grader from Trivium Charter, in second place was Sharli Syed, a 7th grader from Vandenberg Middle, and in third place was Delaney Gracia, a 7th grader from St. Louis de Montfort. Read more about Battle of the Books and find next year’s reading list by visiting sbceo.org/battle

SB Education Foundation and Adam’s Angels Partner in “We Care” Campaign


VER SEARCHING FOR NEW WAYS TO BETTER SUPPORT LOCAL STUDENTS, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation has launched its “We Care” campaign focused on “caring” for all Santa Barbara Unified School District students, staff members, and families. Now, area nonprofit Adam’s Angels will partner with SBEF to create hygiene kits for students in need. The kits will be distributed on both an immediate and ongoing basis. “The hygiene kits will be placed into ‘We Care’ closets at each school site, along with additional items that students may need such as clothing, bus passes, grocery gift cards, and other essential items,” explained SBEF in a statement. “The ‘We Care’ closets will be replenished as supplies run low, by both SBEF and Adam’s Angels.”

Individuals interested in helping to fund the “We Care” campaign can contact either Eryn Shugart, Donor Advisement Officer, at eryn@santabarbaraeducation.org, or Elisabeth Baum-Jones at Adam’s Angels at elisabeth@adamsangels-sb.org To learn more visit www.sbefoundation.org and www.adamsangels-sb.org

Local Student Awarded Gates Scholarship LARRY BERMUDEZ, a Santa Barbara High School senior, has received the most prestigious award a college applicant can receive - the Gates Scholarship. Bermudez, awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on May 12th, said that the Gates Scholarship was the culmination of years of sacrifice and hard work. Bermudez is a member of Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Mission Scholars program, which is dedicated to helping high-achieving, low-income students maximize their college admissions, scholarship, and college success potential. “Fewer than 1% of applicants are awarded the Gates Scholarship, which gives it a lower acceptance rate than an Ivy League university,” said Mission Scholars’ Executive Director Cassie Lancaster. “It’s one of the most prestigious awards a college applicant can receive, and, just as importantly, it provides a full-ride scholarship to the college of their choice.” The scholarship application process, with multiple essays and a personal interview, is notoriously rigorous and time-consuming. Bermudez said that Mission Scholars provided support through every step of the process. “It means so much for me and my family,” said Bermudez, who plans to study mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley.“Not needing to worry about any financial issues relieves a lot of stress.” www.santabarbaraeducation.org

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Salcido, Lozano Clash

on Covid, Learning Loss, Race & Gender Teaching


EARLY 300 PEOPLE WATCHED THE FIRST AND ONLY CAMPAIGN FORUM in the race for County Superintendent of Schools live online Tuesday night, as incumbent Susan Salcido and challenger Christy Lozano differed sharply on the direction of public education in local districts. Terming her rival’s criticisms “irresponsible” on several issues, Salcido pointed to evidence of small improvements

It’s Your Library • Es Tu Biblioteca LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY Children under 18 are invited to pick up a free, nutritious meal • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 12-1pm Tue-Fri, through 8/12 ALMUERZO EN LA BIBLIOTECA Los niños menores de 18 años están invitados a recoger una comida nutritiva gratis • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 12-1pm martesviernes, hasta el 8/12 STAY & PLAY • Share stories with your kids • Free: MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 6/3. Eastside Library • 8:30-10am Tu, 6/7 Montecito Library • 9-10:30am Tu, 6/7 Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm Th, 6/9 Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 6/10 QUÉDATE Y JUEGA • Comparte historias con tus hijos • Gratis MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 6/3. Eastside Library • 8:30-10am martes, 6/7 Montecito Library • 9-10:30am martes, 6/7 Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm jueves, 6/9 Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 6/10 MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Free • Central Library • 10:30-11am Tu, 6/7 MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO • Para niños de 2 a 5 años • Gratis • Central Library • 10:30-11am martes, 6/7. WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • Free • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 10:15-10:45am We, 6/8 HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY • Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Gratis • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 10:1510:45am miércoles, 6/8 BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Free Central Library • 11-11:30am We, 6/8 Eastside Library • Bilingual • 11:30am-12pm Th, 6/9 EL BEBÉ Y YO • Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses • Gratis Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 11-11:30am miércoles, 6/8 Eastside Library • Bilingüe • 11:30am-12pm jueves, 6/9 STORYWALK • Outdoor story & activities • Free MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 6/3 Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm Th, 6/9 Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 6/10 CAMINATA DE CUENTOS • Historia y actividades al aire libre • Gratis MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 6/3 Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm jueves, 6/9 Bohnett Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 6/10 TEEN CREATOR HOUR STEAM activities for ages 12-17 • Central Library, upper-level teen area • Free • 3-4pm Fridays HORA DEL CREADOR ADOLESCENTE Actividades STEAM para edades de 12 a 17 años • Central Library, área para adolescentes en el nivel superior • Gratis • 3-4pm los viernes

in collective reading and math test scores for the county’s 20 districts, while giving high marks to how local school boards and superintendents handled two years of pandemic and defending the push for programs and curriculum aimed at advancing equity in educational outcomes for minority and poor students. Proclaiming “the fish rots from the head,” Lozano pointed to low test scores that show half of county students do not read at grade level, and even fewer are proficient in math, as proof of the need for a total overhaul in local public education, which she said should be led by the superintendent as she accused Salcido of being “hidden” during the pandemic while local districts needlessly shut down schools and also said instruction about sex and gender should be ended. The sharpest words of the 75-minute event focused on educational materials and instruction about racism, as Lozano said that white people are unfairly assailed in implicit bias and other trainings and alleged that “Critical Race Theory” is being taught in county schools; Salcido pushed back hard on the issue, saying the challenger was categorically wrong about CRT and accusing her of fueling “divisiveness” in the community.

Susan Salcido

Christy Lozano

in to watch the forum live. So large was the audience that Ebenstein and Newsmakers’ genial host, who served as co-moderator, were all but overwhelmed by the scores of proposed questions sent in by email before the event, and requested in the Zoom chat space in real time. With mega-thanks to all of those who submitted questions, we’re sorry that we couldn’t get to all of them. Vox populi. You can watch the Salcido-Lozano forum via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH6K5VEFkGU JR

The forum, only one week before the June 7th primary, represented an 11th hour success for longtime education activist Lanny Ebenstein, who single-handedly brokered an agreement between the candidates to appear jointly at an online forum, after a planned League of Women voters event was cancelled because Lozano rejected the organization’s long-time rules. He also secured the sponsorships of two non-profits - the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association and The Resource Santa Barbara, which arranged and organized the Zoom affair. It drew a surprisingly large turnout, with at least 280 people calling

Jerry Roberts is a California journalist who writes, blogs and hosts a TV talk show about politics, policy and media. Former political editor, editorial page editor, and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, he serves as student adviser for the Daily Nexus at UC Santa Barbara.

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Student scholarship recipients at the Awards Ceremony in the SB Courthouse Sunken Garden

Scholarship Foundation of SB Awards Students $7.7 Million in Scholarships


HE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA HAS AWARDED $7.7 MILLION in scholarships to students in Santa Barbara County for the 2022-23 academic year. SFSB, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation, which contributed almost $800,000 in scholarship funds this year, honored students in awards ceremonies held at Allan Hancock College on May 24th, and the SB Courthouse Sunken Garden on May 25th. “As we have every year for the past six decades, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is making a real difference in the lives of young people in our community,” said Scholarship Foundation President/CEO Barbara Robertson. “We are immensely proud of our continuing efforts to help students and families afford a postsecondary education, and thank our many generous donors who make these scholarships possible.” Over 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students were notified of their scholarship on May 15th, with the awards averaging $3,600 per student. Awarded scholarships can be used for college, graduate, and vocational studies including law and medical school. SFSB is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships and also provides free financial advising services. To learn more visit www.sbscholarship.org


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The FUND Announces 2022 Spring Grant Recipients


DOZEN ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO CREATE A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN AWARDED SPRING GRANTS from The Fund for Santa Barbara. All honorees will be celebrated, along with The FUND’s Racial Equity Fund grant recipients, from 5 to 7pm on Wednesday, June 8th, at Cabrillo Pavilion. “From community advocacy efforts for the inclusion of undocumented immigrants, to women’s health equity initiatives around culturally-centered perinatal health, to producing educational workshops about fair housing—our 2022 Spring Grantees are carrying out meaningful and necessary work that will undoubtedly have a formative and lasting impact on the communities they serve, and by extension, Santa Barbara County as a whole,” wrote FUND Associate Director Patricia Solorio and Grants Associate Tania Reyes in their announcement. The grant recipients are: 805 UndocuFund / Advocacy for the Inclusion of Undocumented Immigrants in Long Term State and Local Government Funded Disaster Financial Relief and Resources - $10,000. Funding to support building 805 UndocuFund’s advocacy capacity to build a state coalition to fight for undocumented immigrants in disaster. Beyond Incarceration Greater Education / B.I.G.E. Club - $7,000. Funding will pay continued support to outreach to local At Promise (At Risk) youth and to provide a support system to reduce recidivism and pursue college and a career. Blue Sky Sustainable Living Center Cuyama Valley / Victory Gardens - $10,000. Continued support for Cuyama Valley Victory Gardens, funding to support a bilingual Coordinator position. C4 Lompoc Collective Cultures Creating Change / Heal the Hurt 2022 - $7,750. Funding will support systemic change efforts through education and outreach campaigns to engage marginalized community members and challenge direct threats to dismantling systematic discrimination and oppression. Children & Family Resource Services / Santa Maria Women’s Health Equity Initiative: Promotores Network collaboration - $10,000. Funding to create access to culturally and linguistically relevant reproductive healthcare for Indigenous and Latinx migrant women in North Santa Barbara County. Cultural and Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley(Corazón del Pueblo)/ Arts for the People: Culture and Equity for the Santa Maria Valley - $1,250. Continued support of artivism to engage in cultural advocacy, community develpment, and arts equity campaigns. El Centro SB / Staffing & Reimagining El Centro SB - $10,000. Funds to support coordination of activist-led grassroots community space on the lower west side of Santa Barbara that centers people working towards the liberation and uplifting of people of color. Little House by the Park/The Guadalupe Community Changers / Fair Housing Mobilization Project “Adelante Guadalupe!” Phase II - $8,500. Funding will support the continuation of educational housing justice workshops for parents and constituents to increase housing advocates in Guadalupe. Freedom 4 Youth (F4Y) / Advocacy led by Individuals Impacted by Criminal Legal Institutions - $10,000. Funding will support the Lived Experience Executive Division (LEED) advocates, a group entirely composed of people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, to lead advocacy efforts focused on creating systemic change to the criminal legal system. Los Amigos de Guadalupe / Nonprofit Collaboration Board - $8,000. Funding to support the establishment and coordination of a coalition of service providers and nonprofits working to enhance and develop the capacity of the City of Guadalupe’s community. One Community Action of Santa Maria Valley / One Community Action $7,500. Funding will support One Community Action’s social change efforts through equitable, youth centered and culturally competent programming. SB County Immigrant Legal Defense Center (ILDC) / Access and Equity without Borders - $10,000. Funding to support collaborative work offering a unique, holistic, multi-tiered approach to enable unaccompanied migrant youth to access the resources they need to survive and thrive.

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El FUND anuncia los beneficiarios de las subvenciones de primavera de 2022


NA DOCENA DE ORGANIZACIONES QUE TRABAJAN PARA CREAR UN AMBIENTE MÁS JUSTO Y COMUNIDAD EQUITATIVA HAN RECIBIDO SUBVENCIONES DE PRIMAVERA del The Fund for Santa Barbara. Todos los homenajeados serán celebrados, junto con los beneficiarios de subvenciones del Fondo de Equidad Racial de The FUND, de 5 a 7pm el miércoles, 8 de junio, en el Cabrillo Pavilion. “Desde los esfuerzos de defensa de la comunidad para la inclusión de inmigrantes indocumentados, a las iniciativas de equidad en la salud de las mujeres en torno a la salud perinatal centrada en la cultura, hasta producir talleres educativos sobre vivienda justa – nuestros beneficiarios de la primavera de 2022 estan realizando una labor significativa y necesaria que sin duda tendrá un carácter formativo y impacto duradero en las comunidades a las que sirven y, por extensión, en el Condado de Santa Bárbara en su conjunto,” escribió la Directora Asociada de The FUND Patricia Solorio y la Asociada de Subvenciones Tania Reyes en su anuncio. Los beneficiarios de las subvenciones son: 805 UndocuFund / Defensa para la inclusión de inmigrantes indocumentados en recursos y ayuda financiera a largo plazo para desastres financiados por gobiernos estatales y locales — financiamiento para apoyar la construcción de la capacidad de defensa de 805 UndocuFund para construir una coalición estatal para luchar por los inmigrantes indocumentados en un desastre. Más allá del Encarcelamiento Mayor Educación / B.I.G.E. Club — Apoyo continuo para alcanzar a los jóvenes locales de At Promise (En riesgo) y proporcionar un sistema de apoyo para reducir la reincidencia y animarlos a ir a la universidad y seguir una carrera. Centro de Vida Sostenible Blue Sky Jardines Victoria del Valle de Cuyama — Apoyo continuo para Cuyama Valley Victory Gardens, financiamiento para apoyar una posición de Coordinador bilingüe. C4 Lompoc Colectivo de Culturas Creando Cambio / Sanar el Dolor 2022 — El financiamiento apoyará los esfuerzos de cambio sistémico a través de campañas de educación y alcanze para involucrar a los miembros marginados de la comunidad y desafiar las amenazas directas para acabar con la discriminación y la opresión sistemáticas. Servicios de Recursos Para Niños y Familias / Iniciativa de Equidad en la Salud de las Mujeres de Santa María: Colaboración de la Red de Promotores — Financiamiento para crear acceso a servicios de salud reproductiva cultural y lingüísticamente relevantes para mujeres inmigrantes indígenas y latinas en el norte del condado de Santa Bárbara. Centro Cultural y de Artes Creativas del Valle de Santa María (Corazón del Pueblo)/ Artes para el Pueblo: Cultura y Equidad para el Valle de Santa María — Apoyo continuo para artivismo para participar en campañas de promoción cultural, desarrollo comunitario y equidad artística. El Centro SB / Dotación de Personal y Reinvención de El Centro SB — Fondos para apoyar la coordinación del espacio comunitario de base liderado por activistas en el lado oeste inferior de Santa Bárbara que centra a las personas que trabajan por la liberación y la elevación de las personas de color. Casita junto al parque/Los Cambiadores de la Comunidad de Guadalupe / Proyecto de Movilización de Vivienda Justa “Adelante Guadalupe!” Fase II — Los fondos apoyarán la continuación de los talleres educativos de justicia de vivienda para padres y miembros de la comunidad para aumentar los defensores de la vivienda en Guadalupe. Libertad para Juventud (F4Y) / Abogacía liderada por Individuos Afectados por Instituciones Legales Criminales — El financiamiento apoyará a los defensores de la División Ejecutiva de Experiencias Vividas (LEED), un grupo compuesto en su totalidad por personas que están o estuvieron encarceladas anteriormente, para liderar los esfuerzos de defensa enfocados en crear un cambio sistémico en el sistema legal penal. Los Amigos de Guadalupe / Junta de Colaboración de Organizaciones Sin Fines de Lucro — Financiamiento para apoyar el establecimiento y la coordinación de una coalición de proveedores de servicios y organizaciones sin fines de lucro que trabajan para mejorar y desarrollar la capacidad de la comunidad de la Ciudad de Guadalupe. Una Acción Comunitaria del Valle de Santa María / Una Acción Comunitaria — El financiamiento apoyará los esfuerzos de cambio social de One Community Action a través de una programación equitativa, centrada en la juventud y culturalmente competente. Centro de Defensa Legal de Inmigrantes del Condado de SB (ILDC) / Acceso y Equidad sin Fronteras — Financiamiento para apoyar el trabajo colaborativo que ofrece un enfoque único, holístico y de varios niveles para permitir que los jóvenes migrantes no acompañados accedan a los recursos que necesitan para sobrevivir y prosperar.

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UCSB Students Remember Those Lost in Fatal Weekend Car Crash TUESDAY, MAY 31ST - Students bring flowers and candles to the scene of a triple fatal crash over the weekend in Isla Vista at the entrance to the UC Santa Barbara campus. Witnesses say a speeding car lost control, hit the center medium, and flipped into two other occupied vehicles at the intersection of Stadium and El Colegio Rd. The CHP is investigating. Two of the victims were UCSB students. Eight people in total were involved, with two individuals being seriously injured and three suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

AMR Contract Extended While County Talks Other Options TUESDAY, MAY 31ST - The American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance contract has been extended in Santa Barbara County while contract talks and other options are considered. County fire services have voiced interest in submitting a service proposal for consideration. The AMR contract will be extended until March 2024. Meanwhile, the County Board of Supervisors will review bids for services.

SBHS Students Vandalize School with Senior “Prank” TUESDAY, MAY 31ST - 50 to 60 students reportedly involved in a “Senior Prank” with widespread vandalism at Santa Barbara High School. What will this mean to their graduation ceremony status? “It appears upon further investigation a large number of students were attempting to perform a ‘Senior Prank’ that involved gallons of baby oil, Vaseline, raw fish, and oysters being placed all over the floors and door handles,” SBPD Public Information Officer Ethan Ragsdale told KEYT. “Toilet paper and streamers were strewn in trees on the exterior of the school property. It was also discovered there were numerous items of vandalized property inside the school, to include broken windows and items spray painted. Officers are still determining how the students accessed the interior of the building.”

State St. Promenade Says Hello - and Goodbye - to Businesses FRIDAY, MAY 27TH - On the move - Faitell Attractions consignment, design and retro furniture prepares to leave the Santa Barbara State Street promenade. 2000 square feet of merchandise will be sold. A new location has not been found yet. McDonald’s is out too.

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SB Westside’s Town and Country Salon Closes Keith Marshall has been cutting hair on the Santa Barbara Westside for 40 years. He closes his Town and Country salon with many memories, but will continue his fitness, DJ, and TV work, hosting the show Kickin’ it With Keith. Owner Keith Marshall “I never thought about staying in Santa Barbara, but I mean what a beautiful place to be able say you have a business for 40 years,” said Marshall.

SB Community Celebrates Memorial Day MONDAY, MAY 30TH - Goleta Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony. Some of the people who attended brought pictures of their loved ones who have died fighting for our country. At the Santa Barbara Cemetary’s Memorial Day event, Former Lt. John Blankenship, the director of the Pierre Claeyssens Foundation, paused to remember the three who died this weekend in a violent Isla Vista car crash, in addition to remembering our fallen soldiers. Congressman Salud Carbajal wore a special shirt given to him from Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine when he spoke in Santa Barbara and Goleta on Memorial Day.

Axe throwing and Roller Skating will soon be in. The promenade is still a work in progress with many ideas about lighting, landscaping, entertainment, and art ahead.

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FRIDAY, MAY 27TH - The suspect who allegedly stole this truck Thursday, was followed throughout SB and Goleta off and on by multiple police units, may not have known it had a tracking device. I am told that’s how he was found and arrested. The vehicle only had minor damage.

FRIDAY, MAY 27TH - Rollover after two-car crash. Hwy 101 NB at Seacliff. Debris across lanes. Ventura Fire, CHP on it. SATURDAY, MAY 28TH - Tough cliff rescue in rising tides Saturday night in Santa Barbara. Firefighters and Harbor Patrol collaborated on the plan. A man stuck on the lower end of the cliff on Shoreline Dr. was saved. MONDAY, MAY 30TH - Large bar fight reported at EOS club on Anacapa St. and Haley in Santa Barbara. Multiple police units, fire, and AMR called along with CSI.


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Mangione’s Italian Ice Co. — Bringing a Taste of Italy to State


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S FAR AS ROBERT MANGIONE IS CONCERNED, NOTHING BEATS ENJOYING THE REFRESHING TASTE OF ITALIAN ICE outdoors on a sunny day. Growing up in New Jersey, the frozen treat became a summertime favorite for Mangione. He’d buy it by the cup from a local retired boxer who sold it from a shed in front of his house. Now, determined to bring this traditionally East Coast dessert to Santa Barbara, Mangione and his family have opened Mangione’s Italian Ice Co. next to the Granada Theatre.

“We feel proud about the product that we’re delivering,” shared Mangione, who owns the business with his wife, Linda, and his daughters, Elle and Dominique. “It’s got our name on it.” Mangione and his family moved to Santa Barbara from the East Coast 15 years ago, after he began working with Global Brand Marketing Inc. For the past five years,

he and Linda have owned MasterCare Home Cleaning Services.

Yet as he watched State Street evolve, Mangione dreamed of contributing a sweet treat that was different from downtown’s established frozen yogurt, ice cream, and gelato offerings — Italian ice. He searched for a chef whose flavor matched the locally-made Italian ice of his childhood.

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The Mangione’s Italian Ice Co. team: Linda Mangione, Nicholas Marten, Robert Mangione, Dominique Mangione, and Elle Mangione

“People would drive miles to come eat his Italian ice, and that’s what’s stuck with me more than anything else,” reminisced Mangione.

designed the store with locals in mind, intentionally choosing a location higher up along the State Street Promenade in an effort to build a regular customer base between local business people, theater-goers, and restaurant customers, as well as tourists.

The recipes served in Mangione’s Italian Ice Co. are courtesy of New York-based chef John Russo. All flavors are made in-house daily, including water-based options such as classic lemon, tropical mango, vibrant watermelon, and more. There are also lactose-free dairy-based flavors as well, including espresso, peanut butter, chocolate, and creamy coconut.

The store also serves its Italian ice in squeezable cups one can easily eat like an ice cream cone, making it an ideal treat to enjoy while strolling the promenade — an experience Mangione encourages by including only standing-height counters inside the store.

“We are bringing a little [bit] of Italy to Santa Barbara in the form of Mangione’s Italian ice,” said Elle Mangione, the store’s manager and chef.

Going forward, Mangione’s Italian Ice Co. hopes to sell wholesale to local restaurants and ultimately open another location.

All flavors are inherently fat-free, with their light, sweet taste coming from cane sugar and/or natural fruit juices. Some even feature pieces of fruit or rind to add a unique texture, cementing the authenticity of each flavor.

To enhance customers’ experience, Mangione and his family

“We don’t put chairs here because we don’t want people to stay here,” explained Mangione. “We want people to go for the squeeze cup, eat it, and then ten feet down the street, or twenty feet, they go, ‘Wow, that was really good, I’m going to go back.’”

Open Mon-Thurs noon to 8pm; Fri & Sat noon to 10pm; Sun noon to 7pm • 1222 State St. • Instagram: @mangionesitalianice

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Let the Mind Games Begin!

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Ensemble Theatre Company to Present Sleuth COCKTAIL OF MIND GAMES AND DECEPTION, it’s no wonder playwright Anthony Shaffer’s Sleuth has enthralled audiences for 50 years. Now, Santa Barbara theatre-goers can anticipate a compelling start to their summer as Ensemble Theatre Company presents this classic thriller at The New Vic Theatre at 8pm on Saturday, June 11th with performances running through Sunday, June 26th. Previews are set for June 9th and 10th. “It’s a mind game,” said director Jenny Sullivan. “I want the audience to consider themselves as sleuths, that they have to figure it out too. It’s building this very intricate, tricky, games-playing play, and it seems like just a thriller, mystery, but there are just so many more elements to it — it’s funny, there’s a lot of humor in it. That’s the thing that I like, that it’s a battle of wits between these two guys.” Sleuth follows the successful mystery writer, Andrew Wyke (Daniel Gerroll), as he welcomes his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle (Matthew Floyd Miller), into his home. There, Wyke convinces Tindle that he will require exorbitant wealth to keep his wife happy, proposing that he stage a robbery of her jewelry to secure funds. This kicks off a breakneck chain of mind games, as Wyke and Tindle face off in increasingly dangerous plots that skirt the line between reality and fiction. Set in 1970s England, Sullivan’s production will remain faithful to the play’s original text, which earned Shaffer the 1971 Tony Award for Best Play. The play has since been

made into two films that both starred Michael Caine, including director Kenneth Branagh’s modernized interpretation in 2007. Sullivan has directed many plays with ETC, including this past fall’s production of Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, as well as prior seasons’ performances of Good People, The Lion in Winter, and The Mystery of Irma Vep. In approaching Sleuth, she determined that while the play’s specific social commentary best lives in its original time period, its larger discussion of people’s differing financial status and abilities remain relevant to modern audiences.

Actors Daniel Gerroll and Matthew Floyd Miller Bringing Sleuth’s will bring the fast-paced, witty dialogue to life. A British screen and stage actor, Gerroll’s past roles have spanned Blue Bloods, Law and Order, and Seinfeld, as well as ETC’s 2014 production of Amadeus. Local theatregoers will recognize Miller from his previous performances

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“It’s interesting, we really did seriously think of putting it in the present tense, because it does have an element where it speaks to class structure and societal structure, and they kind of come to a head over that,” shared Sullivan. “I think it will resonate a lot because it just seems to echo what’s going on right now in the world.”

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with ETC, including It’s a Wonderful Life, Fallen Angels, A Christmas Carol, and more. He has also performed on and off-Broadway. “They’re having really good chemistry together,” commented Sullivan about the duo’s onstage energy. “I’m feeling really lucky because — I’m sure you’ve heard from other directors — that 90 percent of directing is casting.” Add scenic designer Fred Kinney’s comprehensive set of Wyke’s home, which reflects the character’s fixation with games, and Sleuth will truly transform its viewers into armchair detectives. For tickets ($40-77) and more information, visit www.etcsb.org

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La Traviata VERDI

JUNE 12, 2022 GRANADA THEATRE 805-898-3890 operasb.org Anya Matanovic as Violetta • Dana Sohm for Utah Opera

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

FLAMENCO INTIMO Performed by Siudy Garrido Flamenco Company • Lobero Theatre • $55-175 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm Sa, 6/4.


FLAMENCO ÍNTIMO Interpretado por Siudy Garrido Flamenco Company • Lobero Theatre • $55-175 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm sábado, 6/4.


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WRITERS’ MONTHLY WORKSHOP For writers of all levels • Goleta Valley Library • Free • 12:30pm Sa, 6/4.

Zoo Brew!

It’s all happening at the zoo! Grab some friends and sip beer and ciders from over thirty brewers and local vendors, along with delicious bites, at Zoo Brew, hosted at the Santa Barbara Zoo from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday, June 4th. For tickets ($65) visit https://tinyurl.com/42c5e2ay

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¡Todo está sucediendo en el zoológico! Toma algunos amigos y bebe cerveza y sidras de más de treinta cerveceros y vendedores locales, junto con deliciosos bocados, en Zoo Brew, organizado en el Zoológico de Santa Bárbara de 3 a 6pm el sábado, 4 de junio. Para boletos ($65) visita https://tinyurl.com/42c5e2ay

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KINETIC LAB 2022 New works by dance BFA students • UCSB Dept. of Theater/Dance, Hatlen Theater • https://tinyurl.com/2p9x3pcr • $11-15 • 6:30pm & 8:30pm Fr, 6/3. LABORATORIO CINÉTICO 2022 Nuevas obras de alumnos de BFA de danza • UCSB Dept. of Theater/


Dance, Hatlen Theater • $11-15 • https://tinyurl.com/2p9x3pcr • 6:30pm y 8:30pm viernes, 6/3.


TEEN NIGHT AT JAMS Open jam session for teens • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Free • maria@jamsmusic.org • Young teens 6-7pm, teens/young adults 7-9pm, Fr.

TALLER MENSUAL DE ESCRITORES Para escritores de todos los niveles • Biblioteca de Goleta Valley • Gratis • 12:30pm sábado, 6/4. BOOK TALK Authors Shaun Tomson & Noah benShea, The Surfer and the Sage • Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East Valley Rd • Free • 3pm Sa, 6/4. CHARLA DE LIBROS Autores Shaun Tomson y Noah benShea, The Surfer and the Sage • Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 East


ALMOST SUMMER SUNDAYS PLUS! Poet Sojourner Kincaid Rolle discusses her new book • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 2pm Su, 6/5.

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DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION DAY Care for downtown SB • Downtown Organization • Volunteer: https://tinyurl.com/w349bayj • 9am12pm Sa, 6/4. DÍA DE EMBELLECIMIENTO DEL CENTRO Atención al centro de SB • Downtown SB Organization • Se volunatario: https://tinyurl.com/w349bayj • 9am12pm sábado, 6/4. LIBRARY VAN & BEACH CLEANUP Visit the library’s van while caring for our ocean • SB Public Library • East Beach • Free • 10am-1pm Sa, 6/4. LIMPIEZA DE LA PLAYA Y LA CAMIONETA DE LA BIBLIOTECA Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca mientras cuidas nuestro océano • Biblioteca Pública de SB • East Beach • Gratis • 10am-1pm sábado, 6/4.



SB PRIME TIME BAND Free concert by local amateur musicians • San Marcos High School Auditorium • For details email 2tonistraka@gmail.com • 2pm Su, 6/5.

¡CASI DOMINGOS DE VERANO PLUS! La poeta Sojourner Kincaid Rolle habla sobre su nuevo libro • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 6/5.



RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Take a tour or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends. RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Haz un recorrido o disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.

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ZOO BREW Disfruta de cervezas, sidras y comida en el zoológico • SB Zoo • $65 • https://tinyurl.com/42c5e2ay • 3-6pm sábado, 6/4. A TOAST TO HOME PATH fundraiser with a silent auction, food & music • Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez Valley • $100200 • https://tinyurl.com/e4vtxhy6 • 4-8pm Sa, 6/4. UN BRINDIS PARA EL HOGAR Evento para recaudar fondos de PATH con una subasta silenciosa, comida y música • Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez Valley • $100-200 • https://tinyurl.com/e4vtxhy6 • 4-8pm sábado, 6/4. UNI2 TEO GONZALEZ & ROGELIO RAMOS Standup comedy • Granada Theatre • $45-135 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm Sa, 6/4. UNI2 TEO GONZALEZ & ROGELIO RAMOS Comedia en vivo • Granada Theatre • $45-135 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm sábado, 6/4.

ZOO BREW Enjoy beers, ciders, & food at the zoo • SB Zoo • https://tinyurl.com/42c5e2ay • $65 • 3-6pm Sa, 6/4.

SB PRIME TIME BAND Concierto gratuito de músicos aficionados locales • Auditorio de San Marcos High School • Para más detalles, envía un correo electrónico a 2tonistraka@gmail.com • 2pm domingo, 6/5.

NOCHE DE ADOLESCENTES EN JAMS Sesión improvisada abierta para adolescentes • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Gratis • maria@jamsmusic.org • Jóvenes adolescentes 6-7pm, adolescentes/ jóvenes adultos 7-9pm, viernes.

CONCIERTO BENÉFICO DE UCRANIA Interpretado por los Unity Singers • First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church, 150 Pebble Hill Pl, Goleta • Entrada grtuita • 7-8:30pm viernes, 6/3.


Valley Rd • Gratis • 3pm sábado, 6/4.

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UKRAINE BENEFIT CONCERT Performed by the Unity Singers • First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church, 150 Pebble Hill Pl, Goleta • Free admission • 7-8:30pm Fr, 6/3.

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SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown SB sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35$150 • www.sbghosttour.com SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de SB compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com


MUJERES MAKERS MARKET Shop 50+ vendors • El Presidio de Santa Bárbara • Free • 11am-4pm Su, 6/5. MERCADO DE LAS MUJERES CREADORAS Compra de más de 50 proveedores • El Presidio de Santa Bárbara • Gratis • 11am-4pm domingo, 6/5. BRUNCH AL FRESCO Fundraising event for Wildling Museum of Art & Nature • Alisal Ranch Adobe, Solvang • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/yeymspr2 • 11am1:30pm Su, 6/5. BRUNCH AL AIRE LIBRE Evento de recaudación de fondos para Wildling Museum of Art & Nature • Alisal Ranch Adobe, Solvang • https://tinyurl.com/yeymspr2 • $150 • 11am-1:30pm domingo, 6/5.

GREEN & BLUE: A COASTAL CELEBRATION Fundraiser for Environmental Defense Center • Rancho La Patera & Stow House • $125 • www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/gb • 2-6pm Su, 6/5. VERDE Y AZUL: UNA CELEBRACIÓN COSTERA Evento de recaudación de fondos para el Centro de Defensa Ambiental • Rancho La Patera & Stow House • $125 • www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/gb • 2-6pm domingo, 6/5.


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What would happen if a solar storm knocked out power sources worldwide? Explore author and screenwriter David Koepp’s latest suspenseful story, Aurora, when he hosts his free book launch event at 6pm on Tuesday, June 7th, at Chaucer’s Books.

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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone CONTINUES / CONTINÚA Actividades en persona y en línea para todos Chaucer’s Book BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE Launch

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Koepp In Person & Online ActivitiesWriter forDavid Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos Lanzamiento de libro de Chaucer’s BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE ¿Qué pasaría si una tormenta solar dejara fuera de servicio las fuentes de energía en todo el mundo? Explora la última historia de suspenso del autor y guionista David Koepp, Aurora, cuando presente su evento gratuito de lanzamiento de libro a las 6pm el martes, 7 de junio en Chaucer’s Books.


PARLIAMO! Italian conversation, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon. PARLIAMO! (¡HABLEMOS!) Conversación en italiano, todos los niveles son bienvenidos • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • Gratis • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • 5-7pm lunes.


HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE Mon & Wed, 12:30 to 3pm and

the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

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


TECH HELP Help with basic computer skills • Montecito Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu, 6/7. AYUDA TÉCNICA Ayuda con conocimientos básicos de computación • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 4-5pm martes, 6/7. CHAUCER’S BOOK LAUNCH With screenwriter David Koepp, Aurora • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 6pm Tu, 6/7. LANZAMIENTO DE LIBRO DE CHAUCER’S Con el guionista David Koepp, Aurora

BELLY DANCING With dancer Alexandra King • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm We, 6/8. DANZA DEL VIENTRE Con la bailarina Alexandra King • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm miércoles, 6/8.


PROUD YOUTH OF COLOR LGBTQ+ youth of color • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm We. ORGULLOSO JUVENTUD DE COLOR Jóvenes de color LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm miércoles. VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION Practice naturally • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p9cnfj7 • 4:30-5:30pm We, 6/8. CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS Practique naturalmente • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p9cnfj7 • 4:305:30pm miércoles, 6/8. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS French conversation, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite. com • Free • 5-7pm We. EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS Conversación en francés, todos los niveles son bienvenidos • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.

WELLNESS WEEK AT EL ENCANTO Indulgent health/wellness treatments • El Encanto • Classes range $30-225 • https://tinyurl.com/ym586ac3 • Mo, 6/6-6/9.





• Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 6pm martes, 6/7.

AN EVENING POETRY EVENT With National Poetry Series Winner Michael Torres & former SB Poet Laureate Laure-Anne Bosselaar • Central Library, fireplace room • Free • 7-8:30pm Tu, 6/7. UN EVENTO DE POESÍA VESPERTINA Con el ganador de la Serie Nacional de Poesía Michael Torres y la ex poeta laureada de SB Laure-Anne Bosselaar • Biblioteca central, sala de la chimenea • Gratis • 7-8:30pm martes, 6/7.


LAGUNA BLANCA SPRING SHOWCASE Hear young musicians • SOhO • $7 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm Tu, 6/7. ESPECTÁCULO DE LA PRIMAVERA DE LAGUNA BLANCA Escuchar a músicos jóvenes • SOhO • $7 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm martes, 6/7. COME, MY BELOVED Armenian choral music by Adelfos Ensemble • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. • $15-20 • 7:30pm Tu, 6/7. VEN, MI AMADO Música coral armenia por Adelfos Ensemble • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. • $15-20 • 7:30pm martes, 6/7.


SUMMER NETWORKING AND ARTTHEMED HAPPY HOUR Conversation, wine, & snacks • AWCSB • Sullivan Goss, 11 E. Anapamu St. • https://tinyurl.com/y97c6b4s • Members free, $20 general • 5:30pm We, 6/8. REDES DE VERANO Y HORA FELIZ CON TEMÁTICA ARTÍSTICA Conversación, vino y bocadillos • AWCSB • Sullivan Goss, 11 E. Anapamu St. • https://tinyurl.com/y97c6b4s • Miembros gratis, $20 general • 5:30pm miércoles, 6/8. VIRTUAL ROMANCE BOOK CLUB Discuss By the Book by Jasmine Guillory • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5f3npbsk • 5:306:30pm We, 6/8. CLUB DE LIBROS ROMÁNTICOS VIRTUALES Discute By the Book por Jasmine Guillory • Biblioteca pública de SB • https://tinyurl.com/5f3npbsk • Gratis • 5:30-6:30pm miércoles, 6/8. CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING With Professor John W.I. Lee, The First Black Archeologist • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 6pm We, 6/8. FIRMA DE LIBROS DE CHAUCER’S Con el profesor John W.I. Lee, The First Black Archeologist • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 6pm miércoles, 6/8.


LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS Hear former singers of The Kingston Trio, The Diamonds, and more • Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St, Ventura • $30-80 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm We, 6/8, through 6/26. VIAJERO SOLO: GENERACIONES Escucha a los ex cantantes de The Kingston Trio, The Diamonds y más • Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St, Ventura • $30-80 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm miércoles, 6/8, hasta el 6/26.


SPRING GRANT AWARDS CELEBRATION Celebrate The FUND’s grantees • Cabrillo Pavilion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. • Suggested $10 donation • https://tinyurl.com/52v732z6 • 5-7pm We, 6/8.

CELEBRACION DE PREMIOS DE SUBVENCIÓN DE LA PRIMAVERA Celebra a los beneficiarios de The FUND • Cabrillo Pavilion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. • Donación sugerida de $10 • https://tinyurl.com/52v732z6 • 5-7pm miércoles, 6/8.

Isobel Campbell at SOhO

Dance the night away to the dreamy, folksy, indie-pop vibes of singer-songwriter Isobel Campbell at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club at 8pm on Wednesday, June 9th. For tickets ($20-25) visit www.sohosb.com

Isobel Campbell en SOhO

Photo courtesy of SOhO

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Baila toda la noche con las vibraciones de Singer-songwriter Isobel Campbell ensueño, campechana e indie-pop de la cantautora Isobel Campbell en SOhO Restaurant & Music Club a las 8pm el miércoles, 9 de junio. Para boletos ($20-25) visita www.sohosb.com

Thursday • jueves CHILDREN | NIÑOS

KIDS CLUB Experience Kindermusik with Kathy • Paseo Nuevo, Center Court • Free • 10-11am Th, 6/9.


CLUB DE NIÑOS Experimenta Kindermusik con Kathy • Paseo Nuevo, Patio del centro • Gratis • 10-11am jueves, 6/9. LIBRARY LAB Hands-on STEAM activities •

Thursday • jueves

LABORATORIO DE BIBLIOTECA Actividades STEAM prácticas • Parque Bohnett, biblioteca en la camioneta Go • Gratis • 4-5pm jueves, 6/9.


PROUD YOUTH GROUP LGBTQ+ students • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm Th. GRUPO DE JÓVENES ORGULLOSOS Estudiantes LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm jueves. PACIFIC COAST POLLINATORS Learn about bees from a local beekeeper • Montecito Library • Free • 4-5pm Th, 6/9. POLINIZADORES DE LA COSTA DEL PACÍFICO Aprende sobre las abejas con un apicultor local • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 4-5pm jueves, 6/9. HIKING ON THE CHANNEL ISLANDS Virtual talk by author James Wapotich • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p8p5bcz • 5:306:30pm Th, 6/9. SENDERISMO EN LAS ISLAS DEL CANAL Charla virtual del autor James Wapotich • Biblioteca pública de SB • https://tinyurl.com/2p8p5bcz • Gratis • 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 6/9. CITY OF SB STATE ST. UPDATE Learn about State St., housing, and economic development • AIASB • Pali Wine Garden, 205 Anacapa St. • $25-30 • https://tinyurl.com/bd9bcfe2 • 5:30-7:30pm Th, 6/9. ACTUALIZACIÓN DE STATE ST. DE LA CIUDAD DE SB Aprende sobre State St., vivienda y desarrollo económico • AIASB • Pali Wine Garden, 205 Anacapa St. • $2530 • https://tinyurl.com/bd9bcfe2 • 5:30-7:30pm jueves, 6/9. STRONGER TOGETHER Bipolar & depression support group • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Free, contact wrapofsantabarbara@gmail.com • 6-7:30pm Th. MÁS FUERTES JUNTOS Grupo de apoyo bipolar y depresivo • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Gratis, wrapofsantabarbara@gmail.com • 6-7:30pm jueves. PFLAG SPANISH SPEAKING MEETING Support and sharing • PFLAG • Free, to register email pflagsantabarbara@ gmail.com • 7pm Th, 6/9.

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REUNIÓN DE HABLA HISPANA DE PFLAG Apoyo y comparte • PFLAG • Gratis, para registrarte envia un correo electrónico a pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com • 7pm jueves, 6/9.


Stearns Wharf • 10am-5pm Sa, 6/11. DÍA MUNDIAL DE LOS OCÉANOS Celebra nuestros océanos con entrada gratuita al SB Sea Center • Stearns Wharf • 10am-5pm sábado, 6/11.


ISOBEL CAMPBELL Indie alternative/folk concert • SOhO • $20-25 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Th, 6/9.

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Bohnett Park, Library on the Go van • Free • 4-5pm Th, 6/9.


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ISOBEL CAMPBELL Alternativa independiente / concierto folclórico • SOhO • $20-25 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm jueves, 6/9.


STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd MERCADO DEL STATE ST. PROMENADE La Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd


KNIT ‘N’ NEEDLE Knit, embroider, or crochet in a group • Montecito Library, community hall • Free • 2-3:30pm Th. TEJER Y AGUJA Tejer, bordar o crochet en grupo • Montecito Library, Ayuntamiento • Gratis • 2-3:30pm jueves. READ TO A DOG Read to a therapy dog • Eastside Library • Free • 3-4pm Th. LEERLE A UN PERRO Leerle a un perro de terapia • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • 3-4pm jueves.

Friday • viernes 6.10 MUSIC | MÚSICA

AREA 51 A funky dance party, ages 21+ • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Fr, 6/10. AREA 51 Una fiesta de baile funky, mayores de 21 años • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm viernes, 6/10.


CIRCUS VARGAS Acrobats, performers, and more • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $19-75 • www.circusvargas.com • Fr, 6/10 through 6/20. CIRCUS VARGAS Acróbatas, artistas y más • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $19-75 • www.circusvargas.com • viernes, 6/10 hasta el 6/20.

World Ocean’s Day

Plunge beneath the waves and celebrate the beautiful creatures that call the Santa Barbara Channel home when the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf offers free admission to all individuals and families in honor of World Ocean’s Day on Saturday, June 11th, from 10am to 5pm. Reservations are not required, to learn more visit www.sbnature.org/visit/sea-center

Día Mundial del Océano

Sumérgete bajo las olas y celebra las hermosas criaturas que llaman hogar al Canal de Santa Bárbara cuando el Sea Center en Stearns Wharf ofrezca entrada gratuita a todas las personas y familias en honor al Día Mundial del Océano el sábado, 11 de junio, de 10am a 5pm. No es necesario reservar; para obtener más información, visita www.sbnature.org/visit/sea-center


THE FLOURISH GALA Showcase by Momenteum Dance Company • Center Stage Theater • $35 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm & 7pm Sa, 6/11; 2pm Su, 6/12. LA GALA FLORECIENTE Espectáculo de Momentum Dance Company • Center Stage Theater • $35 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm & 7pm sábado, 6/11; 2pm domingo, 6/12.


WAULA FESTIVAL Music fest with food/drinks supporting Sarah House • El Presidio• $59-75 • https://tinyurl.com/4vby7yue • 4-10pm Sa, 6/11. FESTIVAL WAULA Festival de música con comidas y bebidas en apoyo de Sarah House • El Presidio • $59-75 • https://tinyurl.com/4vby7yue • 4-10pm sábado, 6/11


STAR PARTY Explore the night sky • SB Museum of Natural History, Palmer Observatory • Free • 8:30-10pm Sa, 6/11. FIESTA DE ESTRELLAS Explora el cielo nocturno • SB Museum of Natural History, Palmer Observatory • Gratis • 8:30-10pm sábado, 6/11.


COFFEE & CLASSICS Vintage cars • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Free •

www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am 2nd & 4th Saturdays. CAFÉ Y CLÁSICOS Los autos antiguos • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • Gratis • 8-10am segundo y cuarto sábado. WORLD OCEANS DAY Celebrate our oceans with free admission to the SB Sea Center •

SB HOME & GARDEN EXPO Explore home improvement options • Earl Warren Showgrounds • Free • www.chargoproductions.com • 10am5pm Sa, 6/11 & 10am-4pm Su, 6/12. EXPOSICIÓN DE HOGAR Y JARDÍN SB Explora las opciones de mejoras para el hogar • Earl Warren Showgrounds • Gratis • www.chargoproductions.com • 10am-5pm sábado, 6/11 y 10am4pm domingo, 6/12. SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY Enjoy books, Kona ice, & more • Alameda Park, SB Public Library • Free • 11am-12:30pm Sa, 6/11. FIESTA DE LANZAMIENTO DE LECTURA DE VERANO Disfruta de libros, Kona ice, y más • Alameda Park, camioneta de la biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • 11am-12:30pm sábado, 6/11. BAKE SALE & DANCING FOR UKRAINE Fundraiser for Ukraine • World Dance for Humanity & locals • State St. & Cota • 12-3pm Sa, 6/11. VENTA DE PASTELES Y BAILE POR UCRANIA Recaudación de fondos para Ucrania • World Dance for Humanity y locales • State St. & Cota • 12-3pm sábado, 6/11. PADDLE OUT FOR SBMM Paddle to support the SB Maritime Museum • Leadbetter Beach • $40-75 • www.sbmm.org • 1-4pm Sa, 6/11. REMAR PARA SBMM Remar para apoyar el Museo Marítimo SB • Leadbetter Beach • www.sbmm.org • $40-75 • 1-4pm sábado, 6/11.

La Traviata

Romance, opera, and all the charms — and faults — of 19th century Paris will grace the Granada Theatre stage when Opera Santa Barbara presents Giuseppe Verdi’s heartfelt classic, La Traviata on Sunday, June 12th at 2:30pm. For tickets ($59-219, with name-your-price options also available) visit www.granadasb.org There will also be a free, open rehearsal for La Traviata performed in the SB Courthouse Garden from 2:30-5:00pm on Sunday, June 5th.

La Traviata

Singer Anya Matanovic

El romance, la ópera y todos los encantos (y defectos) del París del siglo XIX adornarán el escenario del Teatro Granada cuando la Ópera Santa Bárbara presente el clásico conmovedor de Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata, el domingo, 12 de junio a las 2:30pm. Para boletos ($59-219, con opciones de nombra tu precio también disponibles) visita www.granadasb.org También habrá un ensayo abierto y gratuito de La Traviata en el SB Courthouse Garden de 2:30 a 5pm el domingo, 5 de junio.

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This Summer! June 7 - August 11 6/3: EIFFEL


10am: Fiesta 5: Tuesday & Wednesday Camino Real: Thursday *Kids Series Only




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SB JAZZ SOCIETY Featuring guitarist Tony Ybarra • SOhO • $10-35 • www.sohosb.com • 1pm Su, 6/12. SB JAZZ SOCIETY Con el guitarrista Tony Ybarra • SOhO • $10-35 • www.sohosb.com • 1pm domingo, 6/12. LA TRAVIATA Verdi’s timeless romantic opera • Opera SB • Granada Theatre • $59-219 • www.granadasb.org • 2:30pm Su, 6/12. LA TRAVIATA La ópera romántica atemporal de Verdi • Opera SB • Granada Theatre • $59-219 • www.granadasb.org • 2:30pm domingo, 6/12. JOE ROBINSON Acoustic & electric guitar • SOhO • $25-67 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Su, 6/12. JOE ROBINSON Guitarra acustica y electrica • SOhO • $25-67 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm domingo, 6/12.

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Metro 4

Schedule subject to change. Please visit metrotheatres.com for theater updates. Thank you. Features and Showtimes for June 3-9, 2022 * = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES; and No Passes”

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Bob’s Burgers* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:15, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 5:15, 7:45. Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20. Everything Everywhere All at Once (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:55, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:55, 8:00.

Top Gun Maverick* (PG13): Fri: 2:15, 3:15, 5:30, 6:30, 8:45, 9:45. Sat: 12:15, 2:15, 3:15, 5:30, 6:30, 8:45, 9:45. Sun: 12:15, 2:15, 3:15, 5:30, 6:30, 8:45.Mon-Tue: 2:15, 3:15, 5:30, 6:30, 8:45. Wed/Thur: 2:15, 3:15, 5:30, 6:30, 8:45. Doctor Strange 2 (PG13): Fri: 2:25, 3:45, 5:15, 6:40, 8:05, 9:30. Sat: 12:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:15, 6:40, 8:05, 9:30. Sun: 1:00, 2:25, 5:15, 8:05. Mon: 2:25, 5:15, 8:05. Tue-Thur: 2:25, 3:45, 5:15, 6:40, 8:05. MET Opera Hamlet* (NR): Sat: 9:55. Wizard of Oz* (G): Sun/Mon: 3:00, 7:00.


Crimes of the Future* (R):Fri: 2:15, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05. Sat/Sun:11:45, 2:15, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05. Mon-Wed: 2:40, 5:10, 8:00.Thur: 12:00, 2:40, 5:10, 8:00. Top Gun Maverick* (PG13): Fri: 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 3:40, 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:55. Sat/Sun: 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 3:40, 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:55. Mon-Wed: 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00,4:45, 5:30, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30.Thur: 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, 8:30, 9:55. Men (R): Fri-Sun: 9:15. Mon: 7:30. Doctor Strange 2 (PG13): Fri: 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 10:15. Sat/Sun: 10:40, 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 10:15. Mon-Wed: 2:20, 5:20, 8:15. Thur: 11:20, 2:20, 5:20, 8:15. Jurassic World Dominion* (PG13): Thur: 4:15, 5:45, 7:30, 9:00, 10:45. Rise of the Guardians (PG): Thur: 10:00.

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Benediction (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30. Downton Abbey A New Era*: (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:15, 7:05. Sat/Sun: 1:20, 4:15, 7:05.



Crimes of the Future* (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:45, 8:15. Sat/Sun: 3:15,5:45, 8:15. Bob’s Burgers* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:15, 6:45, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00. Montana Story (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:20. Sat/Sun: 2:45. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 5:00. The Bad Guys (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:15. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 4:45, 7:15. Northman (R): Fri-Thur: 7:45. Madagascar (PG): Tue/Wed: 10:00.


Eiffel (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:50, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 4:50, 7:20. Thur: 4:50. Downton Abbey (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:30, 7:30. Everything Everywhere All at Once (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 5:00, 8:05. Sat/Sun: 1:55, 5:00, 8:05. Thur: 8:05. Fantastic Beast: The Secret of Dumbledore (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:40, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 4:40, 7:45. Jurassic World Dominion* (PG13): Thur: 5:30, 6:30, 8:45, 9:45.

Top Gun: Maverick* (PG13): Fri-Wed: 1:15, 4:30, 7:45. Thur: 1:15. Jurassic World Dominion* (PG13): Thur: 4:30, 7:45.


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CINEM MET LIVE: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Donizetti’s beautiful, tragic opera • Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall • https://tinyurl.com/2hcvsc4d • Free-$28 • 2pm Su, 6/5.

CEYLON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Explore Sri Lankan cinema • Lobero Theatre • $75-350 • www.lobero.org • 10am Fri, 6/10 - Su, 6/12.

MET LIVE: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR La bella y trágica ópera de Donizetti • Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall • https://tinyurl.com/2hcvsc4d • Gratis-$28 • 2pm domingo, 6/5.

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE CEILÁN Explora el cine de Sri Lanka • Lobero Theatre • $75-350 • www.lobero.org • 10am viernes, 6/10 - domingo, 6/12. Vista Community Center, 976 Embarcadero del Mar • https://tinyurl.com/m5tsatd9 • Gratis • 4pm viernes, 6/3 y 6/4.


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SLEUTH Shaffer’s classic play of cat-andmouse games • The New Vic • $40-77 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm Th, 6/9, through 6/26.

SLEUTH El clásico juego del gato y el ratón de Shaffer • Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic • $4077 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm jueves, 6/9, hasta el 6/26.



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Consumers Disregard Economic VOICE Inflation Data By Harlan Green


HE FEDERAL RESERVE’S PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES INDEX (PCE), its preferred inflation indicator, rose just 0.2 percent in April to mark the smallest increase in a year and a half, aided by a decline in gas prices. The rise in the so-called personal consumption price index was the smallest since November 2020 and is cheering the financial markets as a first sign that the inflation burden may be easing. The rate of inflation over the past year, based on the PCE, slowed to 6.3 percent in April from a 40-year high of 6.6 percent in March. It was also the first decline in a year and a half. This is while consumers’ personal consumption expenditures have risen six percent in a year—see the below FRED graph. This graph in one picture shows how much consumer spending has skyrocketed since the pandemic—after just two percent average annual growth rates since the Great Recession. It is the highest spending increases since 1980 caused by the record inflation of the 1970s.

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That is the big question. Corporations have been reporting record profits, and able to pass most of their increased product costs onto consumers. Will they continue to hire more workers at the torrid pace since the pandemic recovery, which will keep consumers happy and continuing their spending ways?

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And with a record 11.5 million job openings at the end of March, layoffs are likely to be minimal and people who lose a job can easily find another one.

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The minutes of the Fed’s May 3rd4th meeting published last Wednesday showed officials commenting that “demand for labor continued to outstrip available supply across many parts of the economy and that their business contacts continued to report difficulties in hiring and retaining workers.” Many expected the labor market to remain tight and wage pressures to stay elevated for some time.

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We must now wait to see what the Fed’s push to raise interest rates will do to future growth. Will it slow consumer spending and help to slow the prices rises further, averting a reoccurrence of 1970’s-style stagflation?

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But maybe inflation will not be such a problem this time? If inflation continues to moderate—despite the Ukraine war and China’s slowdown—consumers could continue to be the engine of growth without the sky-high inflation of the 1970s that plagued Americans, then. Most of the supply shortages are temporary shocks caused by the pandemic and abovementioned issues. The U.S. now leads even

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Santa Barbara Zoo Says “G’day” to First Baby Wallaby


HE NEWEST MEMBER OF SANTA BARBARA’S VERY OWN “LAND DOWN UNDER” HAS MADE THEIR DEBUT! The Santa Barbara Zoo’s female Bennett’s wallaby, Kalina, has given birth to the Zoo’s first baby wallaby. The baby is about five to six months old, which is about the time joeys begin looking beyond their mother’s pouch.

barely weighing one ounce. After being born, the newborns climb into their mother’s pouch, where they latch on and feed while continuing to develop.

“We are very excited about the arrival of our first wallaby joey, and we’re now seeing it start to pop its head out of the pouch,” said Dr. Julie Barnes, the Zoo’s VP of Animal Care & Health. “You might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the joey’s head or legs hanging out of Kalina’s pouch and if you look closely at her pouch, you will notice a lot of movement as the joey is now very active inside there. It will still be a while before the joey is ready to come all the way out of the pouch and spend time exploring the habitat with Kalina and it will continue to hop in and out of the pouch until it is about one year old.”

The SB Zoo’s Australian Walkabout, which opened this past January, lets guests visit “Down Under” by inviting them to walk among wallabies, kangaroos, emus. The habitat also features educational information on wildlife conservation efforts.

Bennett’s wallabies are born about the size of a jellybean,

Bennett’s wallabies are found along the eastern coast of Australia and on the island of Tasmania. They tend to live in eucalyptus forests and adjacent open areas, and are about three feet tall. They typically weigh between 30 to 40 pounds.

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Tamara Skov Joins Quinn Fiduciary Services TAMARA SKOV has joined local estate management firm Quinn Fiduciary Services as an associate fiduciary. A former health care executive and non-profit manager, Skov has previously served as executive director of VNA Health Foundation, director of development of Sansum Clinic, and director of contributor services for United Way of SB County. She also worked as a realtor, specializing in helping seniors explore options for aging gracefully. She decided to become a fiduciary after her personal experience assisting Tamara Skov with managing the affairs of her father following his death. Skov earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from UC Davis. www.quinnfiduciaryservices.com

Sarah Gray Awarded Nurse of the Year SARAH GRAY, a registered nurse at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, has been awarded Nurse of the Year by Cottage Health. The award honors an outstanding Cottage Health nurse who goes above and beyond to provide excellent care, improve patient outcomes, and support colleagues. Gray has worked for 13 years on the night shift of the surgical intensive care unit at the hospital. She came to SB Cottage Hospital in 2009 first as a travel nurse, quickly becoming an employee in the surgical intensive care unit. Gray Sarah Gray studied nursing at Mississippi University for Women. “I am extremely grateful and honored that my colleagues would nominate me,” said Gray. “They made me feel so very special and loved.” www.cottagehealth.org

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SB County Wins Awards from California State Association of Counties


N RECOGNITION OF ITS EFFORTS TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY ACROSS A RANGE OF TOPICS, Santa Barbara County has received two awards from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC): the 2021 Merit Award and the 2021 Challenge Award. The California State Association of Counties showcases creative and collaborative solutions through the CSAC awards program, determining winners from 433 entries — the most in the program’s history. The Merit Award recognized the establishment of the Latinx and Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force, which reduced health inequities countywide by working directly with different communities during the early phase of the pandemic. The group successfully met the unique challenge of providing up-to-date resources, education, referrals, and communications between the SB County Public Health Department, community partners, and populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The Challenge Award was awarded due to the County’s transparent outreach program to ensure community input in the retail cannabis process. During the pandemic, community outreach spanned interactive mapping, tutorials, a survey, and advance materials before remote meetings. The survey gathered 343 responses, with close to 600 people attending meetings and the County gaining 420 new subscribers to cannabis e-news and notifications. To learn more visit www.countyofsb.org

Cottage Urgent Care Offers Sport Physicals Ahead of Next School Year


UST IN TIME FOR TRYOUTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S SCHOOL SPORTS SEASON, Cottage Urgent Care has begun offering sports physicals for $35 starting on June 1st. Board certified advanced practice providers at Cottage will examine students’ joints and reflexes, review students’ medical history, and note any recent health changes and concerns. The providers also check for Type 1 diabetes, as the symptoms can seem normal for athletes engaged in rigorous training. Symptoms include feeling overly thirsty, hungry, and tired. Cottage Urgent Care locations are open from 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year across its twelve locations from San Luis Obispo to Camarillo. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

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EMORIAL DAY WEEKEND in Santa Barbara! Driving around town there was no sign of a ‘new normal’ as mandated by the last two plus coronavirus years. The official opening of the summer season looked… well, just plain NORMAL! As if there had been none of the lockdowns, restrictions, isolation and other dramatic changes brought about by COVID’s global grasp. Restaurants were open, the Art Walk along Cabrillo Boulevard was hopping, the beaches were crowded with sport seeking sun lovers, and the Yacht Club was hosting its annual Memorial Day Race and Cruise. Say... what? A pandemic?

Veteran Dana Newquist made a donation of $25,000 for the Pierre Claylessens Foundation

Memorial Day Observers at the Goleta Cementary

The flyover by the Condor Squadron included the missing man formation.

Brigadier General Lopez (Ret); Lt John Blankenship (Ret); Maureen Masson (Ret); and Vocalist David Gonzales

Montecito Fire Captain Kevin Taylor with Gerd and Peter Jordano Paul Uyesaka with daughter Brooke holding a family memorial picture of Veteran Robert Uyesaka

Honoree Emma Neal with parents Jody and Guille Neal with Drew Wakefield and Congressman Salud Carbjal who presented her with an Award

The Memorial Day racers could be seen from the shore, sails up in the briny blue. Eventually, frustrated by a lack of wind – sometimes at zero knots – the 13 competitors dwindled to the five sailboats who finally finished after approximately four hours. I’m assuming that the rest found solace elsewhere. The happy Yacht Club Cruisers, however, took off for Pelican Bay at Santa Cruz Island under engine power to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend in one another’s company. A little farther down the harbor walkway, the Maritime Museum’s doors were open welcoming the public to view their latest exhibit, Whales Are Superheroes. Diners came and went from Brophy Bros., Sushi to Go, the Fish Market, and the Breakwater Restaurant, and all points between. What was intended as a quick trip to Stearns Wharf turned out to be an experience not dissimilar to being stuck on the 101 - the difference being that everyone (and their dogs!) seemed to be having the time of their life. The Harbor Restaurant, Longboard’s on the deck, Moby Dick, and the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company also continued to attract diners to the city’s iconic landmark. What’s not to love about enjoying the spectacular view from the pier? I’m reminded, however, that Memorial Day is actually a day of remembrance for those who gave their lives on the battlefields of American history. The day had its roots in 1868 with a proclamation by General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic. At the time, it was designated as Decoration Day to be held on May 30th in honor of the approximately 620,000 combatants who lost their lives during the Civil War. The first official ceremony took place at Arlington National Cemetery where the graves of 20,000 Civil War dead were decorated with flowers by 5,000 volunteers and family members. For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30th, the date General Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday, the one we celebrated last weekend. On the way back from the harbor and Stearns Wharf, a short drive through the Santa Barbara Cemetery served as a reminder that Memorial Day is more than just what meets the eye on a beautiful, sunny weekend. It is a day to honor the fallen of so many wars, those who lost their lives on the field of battle. May they live in our memory, in gratitude, and in grace.

This was the first year that the Pierre Clayassens Foundation honored First Responders from the Police, Fire Departments, and Highway Patrol

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Family Service Agency Fundraiser Calls Attention to the Youth Mental Health Crisis


N A HEARTWARMING DISPLAY OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, 150 guests filled the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club at Rockwood on May 12th to gain insight about youth mental health and raise funds for Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, which includes the Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center, and Guadalupe’s Little House by the Park. Another 80 people participated in a free online simulcast. The event raised more than $147,000 to support programs for underserved children, families and seniors. After an outdoor reception with music and appetizers, FSA’s CEO, Lisa Brabo, opened the program and captivated the audience with a story about a foster-care student, Angelica, who struggled with depression and low self-esteem. “Through twice-weekly meetings with an FSA therapist, Angelica worked through her experiences, building coping skills and slowly learning to trust others,” relayed Brabo. “She recently reunited with her mother and both are invested in repairing their relationship.”

In addition to basic needs support and parent education, FSA provides mental health counseling for those aged five and older. Since the pandemic, FSA has been experiencing an increase in the number of people being referred to therapy as well as the severity of cases. More children and adolescents are experiencing challenges to emotional wellbeing, including documented increases in anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. “We see the impacts of this youth mental health crisis on children, parents, teachers, and the whole community,” states Brabo. “This event provided an opportunity for community members to become more informed and unified in supporting the mental health of our youth.” Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, the event featured keynote speaker and triple-board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson. A Harvard graduate and gifted educator, Dr. Vinson oversees educational experiences at Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is passionate about sharing skills and knowledge gained

FSA CEO Lisa Brabo, PhD; featured speaker Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson; FSA Board Member and moderator of the Q&A, Jane Santos Sweeney; and Master of Ceremonies, Kris Bergstrom

through her clinical and teaching experiences. Dr. Vinson discussed how social determinants such as food and housing insecurity, lack of resources, and social acceptance impact mental health. “The groups that were already marginalized have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic…So much about helping a child be well depends where they live, work, play and learn,” said Dr. Vinson. “That is what we mean about serving the whole person.” FSA programs ensure access to food, shelter, and other basic needs, holistically serving families through case management, parent education, advocacy and a wide-array of mental health programs. Thanks to support from the community, no one is denied access to services due to inability to pay. FSA is still accepting donations as part of its spring appeal. To donate, visit https://fsacares.org/supportus

Artisans on the Bluffs Paint at Angels Foster Care Luncheon


OMMUNITY MEMBERS RAISED OVER $200,000 FOR ANGELS FOSTER CARE AT ITS 9TH ANNUAL AL FRESCO LUNCHEON ON FRIDAY, MAY 6TH. The event was hosted by Angels Foster Care parents Dr. Michael and Sonia Behrman at their beautiful Hope Ranch Estate, which features breathtaking ocean views. Since 2006, Angels Foster Care has placed 295 foster infants and toddlers in stable, loving homes, with 145 of these children having been adopted into their Angels families.

“We are grateful to our hosts, sponsors, donors, artists, guests, and volunteers. Because of their generous support, local foster children from birth to age five will be cared for by loving, highly trained, and intensely supported Angels Foster Care parents,” said Al Fresco Planning Committee Chair and Angels Board member Lori Baur. Angels Foster Care founder, Meichelle Arntz, and local radio host, Catherine Remak, served as co-emcees of the event. Lori Baur and Angels Foster Care Executive Director, Holly Carmody, took the stage to announce raffle prize winners. Catherine Remak was honored with the Volunteer of the Year award. The program concluded with moving personal stories shared by Angels Foster Care Event hosts Sonia and Dr. Michael Behrman

Photos by David Cater

The event set a fundraising event record for Angels Foster Care, as the beautiful venue acted as an inspiring backdrop for local artists who participated in Angels Artisans on the Bluffs, creating original works for the benefit of Angels Foster Care children and families. Featured artists included: Heisoon Haan, Francine McOwen, Gail Parker, Heather Ridenour, and Melisa Seaward.

Artist Melisa Seaward painting at the event

parents Sonia and Michael Behrman and Sissy Ann and Dan Olvera. Approximately 255 guests attended the sold-out event. The event planning committee included: Candice Anderson, Meichelle Arntz, Lori Baur, Kelly Bourque, Zoe Copus, Charlotte Cross, Olivia Huynh, Sara Keppler Donen, Summer Knight Wahlberg, Marsha Kotlyar, Natalie Kunes, April Leon Jacobsen, Sheri Mardiat, Elizabeth Moss, Holly Murphy, Shannon Neels, Christy Philip, Ali Quivey, Megan Simon Brand, Michele White, and Katie Wisner Barbieri. PivIT Global was Presenting Sponsor, Paskin Family Foundation and Schlinger Family Foundation were Diamond Sponsors. Other leading sponsors and underwriters included Montecito Bank and Trust, Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors, Coast 2 Coast Collection, The Lampson Team – Homeowners Financial Group, Kielle Campbell Horton, Rudi Schulte Family Foundation, The Scribner Family, Michele White, OSI Global, Fidelity National Title, Franzen & Franzen, Jolly Brothers Catering, and Asset Protection Services. To learn more visit www.angelsfostercare.org

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“Backcountry” – Where Adventure Awaits Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

...A Place For Deep Connections To Grow

By Daisy Scott / VOICE


NVITING KIDS TO TREAT THE OUTDOORS AS THEIR PERSONAL PLAYGROUND, NATURAL WONDERS AWAIT BEHIND EVERY ROCK, TREE, AND WOODED PATHWAY at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Backcountry. A $4 million project seven years in the making, this innovative effort has transformed 4.5 acres of the Garden’s land into an immersive, innovative space for children — and their families — to explore and grow their passion for nature. The Backcountry opens June 6th, and is included with Garden admission.

Kids climb over the Backcountry’s abundance of logs and rocks

Located west of Mission Creek, the Backcountry pairs the Garden’s existing pathways and nooks with new “Casita” playhouses, “come-and-seeme” trails, and climbing areas. While visitors of all ages are welcome, the space is primarily geared toward children five to 13 years old. Ultimately, the Garden hopes to inspire children’s curiosity and appreciation for nature through unstructured play and exploration. “I think there’s a sense of rediscovery of the fun of being in the natural world,” shared Windhager. “So many people that I talk to now that grew up in the 80s and 90s, their experience of being outside was playing organized sports. They never had the opportunity to ride their bikes to the garden and just explore for the day.”

Photo by Andrea Russell

Photo by Andrea Russell

“Too many kids are not growing up outside,” said Garden Executive Director Steve Windhager. “And so this is intended to give them a chance to build a lifelong relationship with the rest of nature. It starts when you’re young, and if you build it early, it’ll last a lifetime.”

Upon crossing Campbell Bridge, visitors enter the Backcountry’s starting point through Sycamore Grove. Alongside the main pathway, which remains suitable for strollers, run “come- The Backcountry’s “Trolling Tree” and-see-me” trails, inviting children to take more adventurous routes by climbing over fallen trees and rocks. Several of these pathways are partially obscured by trees, letting children feel more independent while remaining in eyesight.

Reading in the “Hawk’s Nest”

Higher up along the trail rests “Salamander Snag,” where drip irrigation tubes will run water underneath halved logs — attracting nearby critters for children to discover. “You’re gonna find salamanders, and skinks, and frogs, and toads, and all sorts of fun things,” explained Windhager, adding with a laugh, “and if you don’t want to see a creepycrawly, then don’t turn over the log, problem solved.” The Backcountry extends to encompass the popular Hidden Centennial Maze and the Easton-Aqueduct Trail, looping back around to the area’s “Basecamp,” where families can rest and picnic. There is also a Ranger Station, which will serve as the main base for the Backcountry Rangers. These rangers will serve as nature educators and promote safety.

Photo by Andrea Russell

Photo courtesy of SB Botanic Garden

The “Fallen Forest” lets children climb a hillside of logs and boulders, many of which were relocated from throughout the garden. The Backcountry’s remaining logs came from regional projects, along with the addition of 28 truckloads of rocks from the 2018 Montecito Debris Flow. To ensure safety, at least 15 inches of mulch lies beneath anything that is over two feet tall throughout the Backcountry.

Backcountry log walking

Heightening the Backcountry’s whimsical atmosphere are five Casitas, each bearing a creative theme and made of natural materials. “Trolling Trees” creates a friendly forest friend out of trees, beckoning children to sit or climb. Visitors can get a bird’s-eye view by climbing up to the nest-like “Raptor’s Perch,” or crawl into a wooden hive at the “Be a Bee” Casita.

Photo courtesy of SB Botanic Garden

The “Gaia Tree” invites children to climb inside a hollow tree structure, complete with leaves made from recycled cans and a root-level window allowing glimpses at growing fungi. Families hoping for more quiet time can snuggle up in “Hawk’s Nest,” featuring a small lending library and benches under the outstretched wings of a watchful hawk.

A Backcountry Ranger with children excited to discover a frog

The Backcountry will continue to evolve this summer to include more educational signage, a composting toilet, and WiFi access so parents can work remotely while their children explore. “This is an opportunity that’s going to be unique, and I think it’s going to hopefully be bringing on the next generation of conservationists to ensure that we preserve California’s native plants and all its incredible biodiversity,” shared Windhager. While the Garden anticipates the project will be fully funded by the Backcountry’s opening, community members can continue to make donations to support the area. To donate, or plan a visit to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, visit www.sbbg.org


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10 WEST GALLERY: Summer’s Muse ~ July 11 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: A•BOD•E: Cara Lasell Bonewitz ~ June 25 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM: Secret Meeting of Ducks ~ June 3-12 • We-Sun 12-5 • 805-8932951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap THE ARTS FUND: Eclectic Expressions: 29 BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists ~

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June 12 • 821 State St. • 12-5pm Wed-Sun. ATKINSON GALLERY: Closed for summer • http://gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 CASA DOLORES: Divine Pitchers / Jarras Divinas ~ June 30, Bandera Ware and traditional outfits, Huichol, Tehuana dress, China Poblana skirt • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Stepping Out! by the SB Art Assoc. • 1st fl, 105 E. Anacapa St • 805-568-3994 CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 9-5pm, MonFri; By Appt • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd •

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805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org CORRIDAN GALLERY: CA Central Coast Artists • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-5 & by Appt • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CYPRESS GALLERY: Expressions in Art by Lee Hill & Lompoc Valley Art Assn ~ June 26 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-7371129 • www.lompocart.org EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org/presidio ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Greenland Land Of The Midnight Sun ~ Sept 18 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org FAULKNER GALLERY: Tues-Sat 10-5 • https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp GALLERY 113: Members of SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: California Dreamin’ by Morgan Green and Carrie Givens ~ June 30 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Reservations 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Goleta Valley Art Association ~ June 4-28 • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org HELEN MASON ART GALLERY: Collection One: Crisa, Delesalle, Gocong, Guzyte, & Lathim ~ June 30 • 48 Helena Ave • www.helenamasonartgallery.com JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347 JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Portraits of Survival • Mo-Th 9am-5pm, Fr 9am-3:30pm • 805-957-1115 KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • WeSu 12-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 105; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700 LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza • Tues-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Nurture & Nature ~ June 12 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Cultivated ~ June 12 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Wish You Were Here by Orit Fuchs ~ June • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Climate Change Challenge ~ August • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St • www.moxi.org

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May 29 - June 12 Silo118.com MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Through What Agency? ~ Aug 21 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.Palmloft.com PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 www.Peregrine.shop PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • The Harbor Show: featured artist Brian MacLaren ~ July 7- Aug 4 • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Far and Near - Michael Drury ~ Aug 29 • 1321 State St • Mo-Sa 12-5; Su 12-4; Closed We • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: AQUATIC ~ June 4-30 • 9-7 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Pressed: Botanical Art and The Herbarium • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Take a Hike, Save the World ~ July; Huguette Marcelle Clark: A Portrait of the Artist - June 12; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: A Whale of a Tale ~ Jul 31; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org

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“The pandemic hit us hard; when we saw a big prestige industry like Hollywood be affected immensely, you can imagine how devastating it was for the Sri Lankan industry,” said Horanage. “The pandemic brought the whole world together and as we recover together, CEYIFF wants to restore that faith, that hope, that beauty of cinema back to those creative filmmakers who had setbacks these past two years. We want to give that helping hand that we received many times before. We are committed to promoting new filmmakers’ projects and showcasing their films to international audiences. Our mission is to screen independent films of all genres from all around the world.”

Ceylon Film Festival

A Bridge

Ten feature-length films will be screened throughout the festival, exploring global cultures and demonstrating the talent of the Sri Lankan cinema scene. The films vary greatly in genre and subject matter, from Dark Days of Heaven and The Letter, which are set during the Sri Lankan civil war, to the supernatural romantic thriller Gharasrapa and the historical drama Alborada, centering on poet Pablo Neruda’s 1929 visit to Sri Lanka.

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Poster detail from Dark Days of Heaven

RANTING AN UNPRECEDENTED, PERSONAL GLIMPSE into the cinematic world of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon International Film Festival will make its debut at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, June 10th. Founded and led by sisters Aruni Boteju and Ruwani Horanage, the festival will feature a diverse lineup of ten feature-length films, ranging from romances and dramas to thrillers. The festival will continue through Sunday, June 12th. “Santa Barbara is a very diversified city with many who have traveled around the world to experience life,” said Managing Director Ruwani Horanage. “Ceylon International Film Festival will bring some of that culture and heritage to Santa Barbara. We have been living here for the past 26 years, and every person who we have come across... [has] wanted to learn and experience our culture.” “My goal was to create a bridge from one paradise in the Indian Ocean to another paradise on the Pacific Ocean,” added CEYIFF Organizer Aruni Boteju. Film still from Gharasarapa

CEYIFF is the first-ever Sri Lankan film festival organized outside of Sri Lanka, providing independent filmmakers with the opportunity to share their works with global audiences. The festival is dedicated to presenting Sri Lankan cinema to film lovers and to sharing their cultural customs with the Santa Barbara community. This mission is more crucial than ever amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which severely impacted film industries around the world.

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1ST THURSDAY • An Evening Celebrating Cultural Arts in Downtown Santa Barbara • 5-8pm Th, 6/2. 1ST THURSDAY • Una noche Celebrando las Artes Culturales en el Centro de Santa Bárbara • 5-8pm jueves, 6/2. THE MULTIPLE SURREALISMS OF WIFREDO LAM • Art Matters Lecture with Mey-Yen Moriuchi • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 6/2.

LOS MÚLTIPLES SURREALISMOS DE WIFREDO LAM • Conferencia Art Matters con Mey-Yen Moriuchi • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Gratis-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 6/2. AQUATIC ARTISTS RECEPTION & AWARDS • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Road • 4:30-6pm Fri, 6/10. ECEPCIÓN DE LOS ARTISTAS Y PREMIOS ACUÁTICO • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Road • 4:30-6pm viernes, 6/10. RECEPTION FOR SECRET MEETING OF DUCKS • Courtyard behind the Art, Design & Architecture Museum • 3-5pm following the UCSB Art Department Graduation Ceremony Sa, 6/11. RECEPCIÓN PARA REUNIÓN SECRETA DE PATOS • Patio detrás del Art, Design & Architecture

Additional films include social drama Ayu, journalistic thriller The Newspaper, crime thriller Nobody Knows, and Tsunami, which explores the 2004 tsunami that hit Sri Lanka. The festival will also screen the 2008 film Underpants Thief, centering on one man’s sexual obsessions, and the Romanian comedy In Vino Veritas — CEYIIF’s only non-Sri Lankan film. Beyond its film festival, the CEYIFF organization provides scholarships and training programs to further filmmakers’ success within the industry, including a masterclass program for young filmmakers that is offered virtually and in-person within Sri Lanka and America. The program aims to educate the next generation of filmmakers while furthering the exchange of cultural knowledge between countries. On Sunday, June 12th, there will be a closing awards ceremony to honor the filmmakers’ hard work and contributions. “Cinema shows the most bitter truth of reality, and yet it’s also our main form of entertainment,” shared Horanage. “It teaches, influences, and educates us about cultures and the lives of people whom we may not come to cross easily in life. We want the viewers to experience these incredible stories and feel a roller-coaster of emotions and yet walk away with an appreciation and amazement.” Individual screening prices vary from free to $25, with festival passes available for $350. For tickets, visit www.lobero.org To learn more about CEYIFF, visit www.ceyiff.com

Film still from Albodara

Museum • 3-5pm siguiendo la Ceremonia de Graduación del Departamento de Arte de UCSB sábado, 6/11. CLAY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE • Show & fundraiser with food, music, and activities • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p9dpv4n • 12-6pm Sa, 6/11. CASA ABIERTA DE CLAY STUDIO • Exhibición y evento de recaudación de fondos con comida, música y actividades • Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p9dpv4n • 12-6pm sábado, 6/11. ARTIST RECEPTION • Cypress Gallery: Expressions in Art. Meet Lee Hill • 1-3pm Su, 6/12. RECEPCIÓN DE ARTISTAS • Cypress Gallery: Expresiones en el arte. Conoce a Lee Hill • 1-3pm domingo, 6/12.

STUDIO SUNDAY @ SBMA • Explore Grayscale Chalk Pastels • Free • 1:30-4:30pm Sun, 6/12. DOMINGO DE ESTUDIO EN SBMA • Explora los pasteles de tiza en escala de grises • Gratis • 1:30-4:30pm domingo, 6/12. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays. EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos. Send your art openings, receptions, and events to Art@VoiceSB.com to be included in this free listing.


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A Threat Reconsidered


Support for political violence in U.S. overstated, study finds By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current

N AN AGE OF HYPERPARTISAN DIVIDE, we’ve become accustomed to the idea that a large portion of Americans support political violence. After all, considerable polling data seem to validate the notion. But a new paper in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences coauthored by a UC Santa Barbara scholar finds such support is vastly overstated — and argues flawed survey questions and over-representation of politically disengaged respondents badly skew polls on the acceptability of political violence.

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“The core insight of our paper is that biased measurement on surveys can lead policy makers to adopt decisions based on misleading statistics,” said Clayton Nall, an associate professor of political science. “We show that support for partisan violence is not tied to our growing partisan affective polarization (that is, people adopting their partisanship as a social identity and developing strong negative affect towards the other side). We do not find evidence that partisan animosity is driving support for political violence as a mass phenomenon. While any amount Rioters clash with Capitol police at the Jan. 6 insurrection. of support for political violence is worth Random responses are trouble, the paper reports, concern, the notion that about a third because current violence support scales “are coded of the country casually supports violence is not such that four of five choices indicate acceptance of supported by carefully worded and specific survey violence. In the presence of arbitrary responding, such questions.” a scale will overstate support for violence. Across all To gauge genuine support for political violence, four studies, we show that disengaged respondents the researchers used four report higher support for violence.” survey experiments that Nall, who contributed to the study’s design of assessed the respondents’ the first wave of research vignettes, said disengaged reactions to specific respondents are an ongoing problem in survey acts of violence. That’s research. how they identified that ambiguous survey “They constantly threaten to compromise survey questions result in research, especially in the sorts of online surveys overestimates of support that are often conducted by university researchers,” for violence. As the paper he said. “Just because you can ask a complicated or notes, “Prior studies ask controversial question does not mean you’ll get an about general support for accurate or well-considered answer.” violence without offering “This is a reality that survey researchers have context, leaving the known for a long time,” Nall continued, “but this respondent to infer what lesson can be forgotten when results point in the ‘violence’ means.” direction of our favored hypothesis. Our study asked But specifying a both less vague questions and constructed the offered Clayton Nall particular violence, choices so as to isolate and discourage inattentive the researchers found, or disengaged respondents from contributing to significantly reduced support for it. Assault and misleading statistics.” murder, for instance, attracted minimal support while At a time when political violence can seem almost petty property crimes gained more support, albeit inevitable, the paper offers a rare bit of good news. still low. What’s more, nearly all respondents said That doesn’t mean, however, that we won’t see any those who commit serious violence should be charged political violence, Nall said. criminally. “But there is a big difference between a study that The survey experiments also found that shows that a third or more of the public endorses respondents who were politically disengaged political violence, and one that instead finds that skewed survey results toward greater acceptance of such support hovers in the low single digits,” he said. violence. That’s because previous surveys didn’t give “Moreover, it should be a very promising sign that so respondents an “I don’t know” option. As the paper few Americans — even when they may have strong notes, this prompts the politically disengaged to select partisan feelings — embrace or endorse use of force an arbitrary response.

against members of the other party.” Even if the likelihood of political violence is low, Nall said the perception that it’s a strong threat can come back to bite us in other ways. He likes to paraphrase a famous line from Yale political theorist Robert Dahl: For most Americans, “politics is a sideshow in the great circus of life.” They might endorse “correct” partisan positions, he noted, but they’re not embracing or motivated to support policy. And while they might be led to answering affirmatively in a vaguely worded survey about violence, they are rather unlikely to support specific acts of violence in service of political causes. “The numbers we obtain — probably closer to seven percent of the population really supporting political violence in a meaningful way — are consistent with Dahl’s insight,” he said. But here’s where the danger lies: One might look at the report’s conclusion and say that even one person, or even a tiny minority supporting violence is too many. But that comes with its own set of dangers. “The problem with doing so is that the cure may become worse than the alleged disease,” Nall said. “The numbers matter, and policy responses need to be proportional to the problem, particularly when civil liberties are at stake. Survey-based studies suggesting that 30 percent or even 40 percent of the population embrace political violence — when our work suggests a realistic number is closer to seven percent — may lead politicians to adopt a disproportionate response, or adopt policies that undermine civil liberties.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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Santa Barbara’s

Cultural Night Downtown


June 2nd • 5-8pm

ST THURSDAY is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. Additionally, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues 1. THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY • 1331 State St, 415-676-7689 • Presenting Paradise Revisited, an exhibition of paintings by UCSB grad Sandy Ostrau, one of California’s most admired and sought-after contemporary artists, capturing the strong shapes & bold colors of the California coast. 2. SBIFF’s SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKER SERIES • SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St • Featuring Colin Rosemont’s UNEARTHED. History, spirituality, and colonialism intersect as archaeologists and Native Californians are brought together by an excavation. Showtimes: 5:30, 6, 6:30, and 7pm. Runtime: 16 min. 3. ENGEL & VÖLKERS • 1323 State St, 805-342-0227 • Enjoy special libations, sparkling water, hors d’oeuvres, and an exclusive raffle for dinner at opal restaurant and bar. Come and enjoy the beautifully appointed E&V shop and the sweeping plein-air paintings of SB native Michael Drury. 4. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART • 1321 State St, 805-845-4270 • Exhibit: Far and Near - recent paintings by Michael Drury of California, Nevada, and Ireland. Drury has been painting for over 50 years, many spent painting alongside longtime friend Ray Strong. Drury has an excellent eye for detail. Wine & champagne. 5. MAUNE CONTEMPORARY • 1309 State St, 805-869-2524 • Please join us for the grand opening of the solo exhibition of Tel Aviv based artist, Orit Fuchs Wish You Were Here. This is a great opportunity to view Orit’s paintings and digital works. Plus, meet and greet with the artist. 6. LONETREE • 1221 State St, Suite 24, 805-892-7335 • Start your summer of style with LONETREE. Stop by the store to enjoy a glass of Kompas Club wine, shop our new arrivals, or just relax in our beautiful space. You’ll love our curated selection of art, lighting, furniture, & home decor. 7. CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 36 E Victoria St, 805-957-4200 • Immerse yourself in local artist Pamela Benham’s Something Good’s Coming. Pamela expresses hopeful emotions through her energetic color and brushwork. Guitarist Chris Judge will be performing classical, jazz, brazilian, pop, and flamenco. 8. 10 WEST GALLERY • 10 W Anapamu St, 805-770-7711 • New exhibit Summer Muse features works by Laurie MacMillan, Iben Vestergaard, Karen Zazon, Jo Merit, Eugene Galles, Madeline Garrett, Marlene Struss, Pamela Grau, Patrick McGinnis, Diane Giles, and Patricia Post. 9. SULLIVAN GOSS – AN AMERICAN GALLERY • 11 E Anapamu St, 805730-1460 • Opening reception for Patricia Chidlaw: The Pool Show, the latest solo show by one of Santa Barbara’s beloved artists. Also: Formalize - Strategies for Abstraction, and Summer Salon. 10. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY • 105 E Anapamu St, 1st Fl, 805-568-3990 • Opening reception for The SB Art Association’s exhibition, Stepping Out, a diverse, exuberant exhibition highlighting 60 works by local artists and inviting viewers to reflect outside the pandemic’s shadow. 11. SUNFLOWERS ON STATE • View larger-than-life sunflower sculptures along State St, fabricated in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. Painted by students from Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta Valley Junior High, La Colina Junior High, SBJunior High, VADA, and San Marcos High School. 12. FAULKNER GALLERY • 40 E Anapamu St, in the SB Public Library • The Santa Barbara Art Association presents a show juried by Ralph

Waterhouse of diverse original artwork by some of its 500 members in all three rooms of the Faulkner Gallery. 13. SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART • 1130 State St, 805-963-4364 • Join SBMA for Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center (5:30 - 7:30 pm) for a teaching artist-led activity for the whole family. Create a cityscape collage with transparent layers of color with torn tissue paper. Galleries open until 8pm. All free! 14. GALLERY 113 • 1114 State St, La Arcada Ct #8, 805-9656611 • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit their original artwork here. Artist of the month Suemae Lin Willhite shows her Chinese brush paintings. Featured artists: Wilbert Lick, Bonny Butler, Lily Sanders, Julianne Martin, and Martha Shilliday.

805-962-8885 • Figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes. Works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison, Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse. Live demo by Ralph Waterhouse (6:45 pm). 16. GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARDS • 24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366 • Make your way over to the Presidio Neighborhood in the heart of Santa Barbara to discover a variety of local creatives! From stunning acrylic paintings and sparkling jewelry, to Filipino-American fusion food and live acoustic music - there’s something for each of your senses! 17. JAMIE SLONE WINES • 23 E de la Guerra St, 805-560-6555 • Come sip on delicious, local wine at The Best Santa Barbara Wine Experience and enjoy a local artisanal pairing. Enjoy select white wines for $11 and select red wines for $13 in our cozy tasting room or outside on our Terraza. 18. CITY HALL GALLERY • 735 Anacapa St, 805-568-3990 • Opening Reception of 6oldie’s A Vivid Vision. 6oldie, a LA-based creator, celebrates the Black experience in contemporary American culture. 6oldie has been featured at The Melanin Gallery and The Arts Fund. He will hold a free raffle for his print, Family Matters for attendees. 19. SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM • 136 E De la Guerra St, 805966-1601 • Visit the Museum’s latest exhibit Take a Hike, Save the World celebrating local trails through historic photographs and fine art. Part of the Environmental Alliance of SB Museums. Also, in conjunction with Huguette Marcelle Clark: A Portrait of the Artist, the Bellosguardo Fdn will share an intimate collection of Mrs. Clark’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta attire. Always family friendly. 20. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA • 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, 805-966-5373 • Enjoy happy hour with art, music, and friends at MCASB during Curated Cocktails. Located on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace, Curated Cocktails feature unique themes inspired by the current exhibitions. 21. IDYLL MERCANTILE • 703 Chapala St • This 1st Thursday we are featuring local artist Diego Melgoza (aka Melgo), originally from Mexico City. He draws inspiration from Mesoamerican and Mexican culture, and his work is about environmental and social issues. As always, we will have live music, beer & mead! See you there!

15. WATERHOUSE GALLERY • 1114 State St, La Arcada Ct #9,

7. View work by Pamela Benham at Christ Presbyterian Church and enjoy guitar by Chris Judge

22. PURA LUNA APOTHECARY • 633 Chapala St, 805-450-2484 • Join Pura Luna Apothecary as we kick off PRIDE month and a hot, healing summer! We’ll be celebrating with themed libations and refreshments, live performances and music, raffles and door prizes, and a fun community celebration of what makes you proud to be YOU!

23. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP • 631 Garden St • Join us at the Summer Solstice Workshop where the solstice parade comes to life each year by the hands of hundreds of local community artists and residents. Tour the workshop and meet the artists who create masks, costumes, floats. Light refreshments will be served. 24. SBCAST • 513 Garden St • Media Arts and Technology (MAT) at UCSB is a transdisciplinary graduate program that fuses emergent media, computer science, engineering, electronic music, and more. Working at the frontiers of art, science, and technology, they will showcase students’ cutting-edge research and new media artworks.

Performers & Special Events THE ART CRAWL • 1130 State St, 5:30pm

State St PROMENADE MARKET • 900 & 1000 Blocks of State St, Thursdays 3-7:30pm OUT OF THE BLUE • 1000 Block of State St, 5-8pm • Bringing “classic” Rock ‘n Roll to the Santa Barbara and Ventura area for the past ten years. The band consists of Robert Montanes, Steve Puailoa, Brian Harrell, Jerry Martin, and Anthony Ambriz. JAMS AFTER-SCHOOL MUSIC EXPLORATION PROGRAM & LADIES STRUMMING SOCIAL CLUB • 1000 Block of State St, 5:30pm • Students of the JAMS after-school music exploration program have been learning their instruments, writing songs, and playing with their new bands for ten weeks now. They are excited to share their original songs with you! The Ladies’ Strumming Social Club is a group of women who meet up once a week to learn guitar, bass, and ukulele while singing popular songs together.



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A Stage For The Whole Community

Renovation of the Band Shell will revitalize Plaza del Mar for music, drama, dance, and celebratory events. As a public park, the City provides low-cost access for non-profit organizations that serve a broad cross-section of the community.

Project Partners And Funding

The PARC Foundation The Parks and Recreation Community (PARC) Foundation is partnered with the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department to raise the funds needed to achieve Band Shell renovation. To make a donation to this exciting project, please visit the PARC Foundation website at www.parcsb.org.


All the funding needed to complete the project is $45,000.

A Parks and Recreation Department and Parc Foundation Project Established as a City park in 1899, Plaza del Mar was a favorite location for strolling and outdoor gatherings. The Plaza del Mar Band Shell, a designated City of Santa Barbara landmark, was constructed in 1919 to provide a venue for public concerts. Five thousand people attended the opening concert on May 4, 1919, which featured a 22-piece municipal band.


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If all goes according to plan, the project will receive building permits by the spring of 2022. With construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2022, the Band Shell could be ready for a concert series as soon as this fall!

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Find Out More

Please reach out with any questions you may have about this project! Jill Zachary, Parks and Recreation Director JZachary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov (805) 564-5430 More information is available on the City of Santa Barbara project webpage: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/BandShell




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Dear Friends, If you weren’t able to view it, I’d like to recap the powerful presentation by Amanda Kloots as part of our illuminate Speaker Series. While Amanda is an actress, dancer, fitness instructor, and author, she is probably best known for the tragic loss of her husband Nick Cordero, a Broadway actor, to COVID. She laid bare for the audience her incredibly painful and public journey during Nick’s long, complicated, and grim illness and the grief that followed his death. Amanda’s talk was, without a doubt, a tour de force in all the ways that matter for Hospice of Santa Barbara and our audiences. Her honesty and openness recounting her story and the lessons she learned was a gift to all of us who sat mesmerized by every detail. Our host and interviewer for the evening, Geoff Green (a local celebrity in his own right), masterfully asked Amanda pointed questions about her 95 day experience in 2020, watching her beloved husband, Nick Cordero, get sicker and sicker and then finally die from COVID, despite many heroic measures to save his life. Amanda expressed that “it feels natural to share Nick’s story,” which was one of love and bravery during those 95 days. She relayed that it felt like being on a roller coaster ride – up one day and down the next and how important it was to her to write about her journey, sharing the co-authoring role of a new book with her beloved sister, Anna. Now a best seller, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, Amanda explained that writing the book was both cathartic and allowed for closure to Nick’s story. “Grieving is tough ... you need to find one thing a day that keeps you smiling, and you will see that you have a beautiful bouquet,” she explained. Geoff asked Amanda to share some of the strategies she used to ‘keep moving forward’ to which she responded with a variety of her helpful personal techniques:

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• Sharing stories is powerful – that is what helped get me through those traumatic days of Nick’s illness and then finally, his death in 2020.

• Writing – the more you express it (trauma and pain), the more you heal.

Amanda spoke often and lovingly of their son Elvis, who was just an infant at the time of Nick’s illness and death. Elvis’ presence was a counterbalance to the overwhelming life and death decisions she faced on a weekly, if not daily, basis was truly a heart-wrenching experience. We were all touched by Kloots’ honesty, her sincerity, and her resilient spirit. Talking about serious illness and death is not easy, whether it is recent, several years ago, or many years ago. I am reminded of a book I read years ago by Rick Warren (God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions), as I was dealing with a family member’s end-of-life journey and subsequent death. It seems so apt to quote from Warren, as I recount Amanda’s presentation. The four things for getting through those difficult times (of pain and loneliness) are utilize, minimize, recognize, and empathize:

Queridos amigos, Si no pudiste verla, me gustaría recapitular la poderosa presentación de Amanda Kloots como parte de nuestra serie de oradores illuminate. Si bien Amanda es actriz, bailarina, instructora de acondicionamiento físico y autora, probablemente sea mejor conocida por la trágica pérdida de su esposo Nick Cordero, un actor de Broadway, a causa de COVID. Ella puso al descubierto para la audiencia su viaje increíblemente doloroso y público durante la larga, complicada y sombría enfermedad de Nick y el dolor que siguió a su muerte. La charla de Amanda fue, sin duda, un tour de force en todos los sentidos que importan para Hospice of Santa Barbara y nuestro público. Su honestidad y franqueza al contar su historia y las lecciones que aprendió fue un regalo para todos los que nos quedamos fascinados con cada detalle. Nuestro presentador y entrevistador de la noche, Geoff Green (una celebridad local por derecho propio), le hizo preguntas magistrales a Amanda sobre su experiencia de 95 días en 2020, viendo a su amado esposo, Nick Cordero, enfermarse cada vez más y finalmente morir de COVID, a pesar de muchas medidas heroicas para salvar su vida. Amanda expresó que “se siente natural compartir la historia de Nick,” que fue una historia de amor y valentía durante esos 95 días. Dijo que se sentía como estar en una montaña rusa – un día arriba y abajo al siguiente y lo importante que era para ella escribir sobre su trayecto, compartiendo el papel de coautora de un nuevo libro con su amada hermana, Anna. Ahora, un éxito de ventas, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, Amanda explicó que escribir el libro fue catártico y permitió cerrar la historia de Nick. “El duelo es difícil... necesitas encontrar una cosa al día que te mantenga sonriendo, y verás que tienes un ramo hermoso,” explicó. Geoff le pidió a Amanda que compartiera algunas de las estrategias que usó para “seguir avanzando,” a lo que ella respondió con una variedad de sus útiles técnicas personales:



• The first way to deal with loneliness is to utilize your time wisely. • The second way is to minimize the hurt.


• The third way is to recognize God’s presence (in whatever form God takes for you)

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• The fourth way is to empathize with other people’s needs.

Before the tragedy, before the betrayal, there was a performance!

Thank you, Amanda, and we send our best wishes to you as you move forward along life’s journey with an open spirit, a positive attitude, and a resilient heart, ready to love again. We deeply appreciate your raw and unfiltered sharing which was healing for us all. As always, Hospice Santa Barbara is here to help those in need to “navigate the emotional landscape of illness, death, and grief.” Be well,

David Selberg

• Faith is also powerful – “it kept me centered.” She reminded the listening audience – “Do not store your pain.”

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• Music is the key that helps open the door to the release of emotion and tension. • Fitness – that was the number one health activity that helped me through the trauma.

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• Compartir historias es poderoso: eso es lo que me ayudó a superar esos días traumáticos de la enfermedad de Nick y, finalmente, su muerte en 2020.

• La fe también es poderosa: “me mantuvo centrada.” Le recordó a la audiencia que escuchaba – “No guardes tu dolor.” • La música es la llave que ayuda a abrir la puerta a la liberación de emociones y tensiones. • Ejercicio: esa fue la actividad de salud número uno que me ayudó a superar el trauma. • Escribir: cuanto más lo expresas (trauma y dolor), más sanas. Amanda habló a menudo y con amor de su hijo Elvis, que era solo un bebé durante la enfermedad y muerte de Nick. La presencia de Elvis fue un contrapeso a las abrumadoras decisiones de vida o muerte que enfrentaba semanalmente, si no diariamente, fue una experiencia verdaderamente desgarradora. A todos nos conmovió la honestidad de Kloots, su sinceridad y su espíritu resistente. Hablar de enfermedad grave y de muerte no es fácil, ya sea reciente, de varios años o de muchos años. Recuerdo un libro que leí hace años de Rick Warren (God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions), mientras lidiaba con el viaje del final de la vida de un miembro de la familia y su posterior muerte. Parece muy adecuado citar a Warren, mientras cuento la presentación de Amanda. Las cuatro cosas para superar esos momentos difíciles (de dolor y soledad) son utilizar, minimizar, reconocer y empatizar:

Isla Vista Community • La primera forma de lidiar con la soledad es Center utilizar tu tiempo sabiamente. • La segunda forma es minimizar el dolor. Saturday • La tercera forma es reconocer la presencia de Dios (en cualquier forma que Dios tome para ti) June 4th • La cuarta forma es empatizar con las necesidades de otras personas. Gracias, Amanda,At y te enviamos nuestros mejores deseos a medida que avanzas en el viaje de la vida con un espíritu abierto, una actitud positiva P.M. y un corazón4:00 resistente, listo para amar de nuevo.

Agradecemos profundamente tu intercambio crudo y sin filtro que fue sanador para todos nosotros. Como siempre, Hospice Santa Barbara está aquí para ayudar a los necesitados a “navegar por el paisaje emocional de la enfermedad, la muerte y el duelo.” Cuídate,

David Selberg

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SCHEDULE OF FILMS Dark Days of Heaven Friday June 10th / 10:00 am (Free Community Screening) “Dark Days of Heaven” is an emotional drama that follows the struggle of siblings, two sons and a daughter, as they take care of their injured, elderly mother in a bunker during the Sri Lankan civil war. They must balance their sacred obligation to care for their mother with the demands of their own children amidst the chaos of the war. The bunker turns into a family crucible as the duty to home and society collide. The film explores a very real dilemma that faces all families during times of war. Sierre International Film Festival, Bolivia, Official Selection Auber International Film Festival, France, Best Original Screenplay International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar, India, Best Supporting Actress. Director: Mathi Sutha. Plays with short films Give it Back, Antartica. Running time: 1:18.

In Vino Veritas Friday June 10th / 1:30 pm (Free Community Screening) CEYIFF’s only non-Sri Lankan entry, the Romanian film “In Vino Veritas” follows Herve, a wealthy and confidant Parisian, who finds himself lost in the middle of a small Romanian village. His imagined return to Paris is beset by unexpected challenges as his path home meanders into a journey that links the people and cultures of France and Romania. “In Vino Veritas” is a quirky and moving comedy which observes with tenderness and humor the deep discomfort of Herve’s generation ultimately asking the fundamental question, “what makes life worth living?”. Audience Award, Grenzland Filmtage Selb (Germany), Jury Special Mention, IPIFF, (Bucharest, Romania) Best French Feature, IndepenTarn Film Festival, (France). Director: Sylvestre Bary. Plays with short films Earth Is Home, Alone, Ecuaristia, The Art and the Way, TCHO. Running time: 1:03.

Tsunami (Opening Ceremonies and Panel Discussion) Friday June 10th / 7:00 pm CEYIFF’s opening night film, “Tsunami” is a social drama set during the 2004 tsunami that ravaged Sri Lanka. A two-and-a-half year old Tamil girl, displaced from her parents, is mistakenly adopted by a Sinhalese family after they misidentify her as their lost child. Ten years later, the Tamil family comes to claim her, pitting family against family in a decisive court case. “Tsunami” is a parable for the decades-long, grueling conflict between the Tamil and Sinhalense peoples who are ultimately connected through a common humanity. The film is directed by renowned Sri Lankan filmmaker Somaratne Dissayanayke whose film “Underpants Thief” also appears at CEYIFF. Director: Somaratne Dissanayake. Plays with short films The End of the World, Alone. Running time: 1:30.

Nobody Knows Saturday June 11th / 10:30 am (Free Community Screening) A poor, seventeen year old girl goes to prison for stealing coconuts. A world weary but honest cop helps her stand up against this social injustice and the officials and businessmen who govern a corrupt system. At the same time, he must evade the drug dealers who want him dead. As the director states after witnessing the civil turbulence in Sri Lanka, “So now I am compelled to face the challenge whether I should further be a silent observer of all these or fight back with my creations as a movie maker…after long reflection, now I am determined to take the camera again in order to make my next movie, “Nobody Knows”. Director: Bennet Ratnayake. Running time: 2:09.

Ayu Saturday June 11th / 1:30 pm Nishmi is a pediatrician who wants to become a mother. She decides to surprise her husband after getting pregnant. However, she is seriously injured in a car accident, setting her life on a tragic course of isolation and illness. As her husband becomes emotionally remote, Nishmi longs to be reunited with her friend and former patient, Ayu, and is aided in her quest by a local beach boy. The film stars Sri Lankan screen legend Malini Fonseka, in her 150th film. Dhaka International Film Festival, Official Selection Asian Film Festival, Barcelona, Official Selection Innovative International Film Festival, Bengaluru, India, Best Asian Cinema Award. Director: Charthra Weeraman. Running time: 1:56.

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SCHEDULE OF FILMS (continued) The Newspaper Saturday June 11th / 4:00 pm “The Newspaper” is a journalistic thriller based on a true story. A Sinhala man, M.K. Shantha, is accused of carrying out a suicide attack against a military target. The accusation results in the accused and his family being shunned and abused by fellow villagers forcing his brother, Guna, to flee to a rural, uninhabited area. Nine years later, Guna learns of his brother’s innocence and, with his only friend, sets out to correct the record but is met with resistance and indifference from the media establishment. “The Newspaper “ is a timely exploration of the unseen consequences of misinformation. Director: Sarath Kothalawala, Kumara Thirimadura. Plays with short films Kashmiri Pandits, Capital of Culture. Running time: 1:43

Alborada (The Dawning of the Day) Saturday June 11th / 7:30 pm “Alborada “is an engrossing historical drama focused on acclaimed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s brief stay in Sri Lanka in 1929. In 2016, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival brought the wildly inventive film “Neruda” here (directed by Pablo Lorrain and starring Gael Garcia Bernal). “Alborada” is a trenchant and timely counterpoint exploring the self-confessed sexual assault of a house maid committed by Neruda in Sri Lanka. The film depicts his internal psychological contradictions and the gender and class structures of the time. Neruda has been the subject of student-led feminist protests in Chile. ‘Alborada’ played the 2022 Tokyo International Film Festival and was very favorably reviewed by the Hollywood Reporter. Director: Asoka Handagama. Running time: 1:48.

Underpants Thief Sunday, June 12th / 10:30 am (Free Community Screening) Released in 2018, “Underpants Thief” is a groundbreaking film that explores a particular sexual obsession. The film opens with Nayani putting her clothes on a clothes line as Sam, the underpants thief, watches furtively from a distance. The film then follows Sam as his fetish leads him to attempt to buy clothes at a lingerie store and simply touch a female body. As the film unfolds, the psychological scars that Sam nurses are revealed. The film was permitted to screen with an “adults only” certification by the Sri Lankan Public Performance Control Board. Winner, Best Feature Film, Delhi International Film Festival (India) Nominee, Grand Prix, Osaka Asian Film Festival (Japan). Director: Somaratne Dissanayake. Plays with short films D.O.T., Indestructible, Hand. Running time: 1:30.

The Letter Sunday June 12th / 2:00 pm “The Letter” is a romance underscoring the power of love during the fog of war. In the midst of Sri Lanka’s civil war between the minority Tamils and majority Sinhalese, an inexplicable connection between a soldier and a village girl breaks the barriers of language and ethnic differences. After getting injured in combat, Dhanuka, a Sinhalese soldier, ends up in the care of a free-spirited Tamil village girl, Uma. Their unlikely love blossoms as the war encroaches. Dhunuka and Uma are separated but, through a series of letters, come to understand the secrets of their pasts that their love concealed. Director: Isuru Weerasinghe Mudali. Plays with the short film A Democratic Proposal. Running time: 1:25.

Gharasarapa, (Awards and Closing Ceremonies) Sunday, June 12th / 5:30 pm / Film 6:30 “Gharasarapa” is a supernatural romantic thriller set in Sri Lanka in 1980. A Sinhala boy, Sandaras, and a Tamil girl, Vidya, fall in love at first sight on the way to the church at Gadagama. But, Vidya is possessed by the Kalu Kumaraya/Gharasarpa, the Sri Lankan folklore version of Incubus. Enter Camillus Dabare, a reverend with the solution to Vidya’s demonic possession. Director: Jayantha Chandrasiri. Plays with the short film Mami Wata. Running time: 1:47.

Location: All screenings at: The Lobero Theatre • 33 East Canon Perdido Street • Santa Barbara, CA 93103 • 805.963.0761 • https://www.lobero.org/ Tickets and Passes Available at: Ceylon International Film Festival - 2022 - Lobero Theater / Ceylon International Film Festival (ceyiff.com) Social Media:

@CeyIFF https://www.facebook.com/CeyIFF @CeyIFF https://twitter.com/CeyIFF @ceylonintl.filmfestival https://www.instagram.com/ceylonintl.filmfestival/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB_Sh95t9h_50yqpC8RtjWA

Covid Health and Safety Guidelines: Film Festival – Ceylon International Film Festival (ceyiff.com)



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June 3, 2022

2022 NOMINATION FORM: Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Nomination DEADLINE: Friday, June 10, 2022 Santa Barbara Beautiful is now soliciting nominations in five categories for their 58th Annual Awards program which takes place on September 18, 2022.

Save The Date For Santa Barbara Beautiful’s Annual Awards:

Santa Barbara

Shines! September 18th

Music Academy of the West Each of the last 50+ years, Santa Barbara Beautiful has called on our community to recognize and appreciate their neighbors who work to build on the city’s natural beauty. At the Annual Awards, the results of their beautification efforts are recognized.

Property award categories have been adapted to meet the real and growing importance of climate change and the need for environmental stewardship.


1. Santa Barbara Commons: Public Open Space

See previous award winners and learn more about Santa Barbara Beautiful at www.sbbeautiful.org


• Entries must be visible from the street or via public access. • Completed projects within the limits of Ortega Ridge Road to Turnpike Road. • Properties within ZIP CODES: 93101 • 93103 • 93105 93108 • 93109 • 93110


(Parks; Medians; Parkways; Streetscapes): places we gather to build community, connect with nature, and heal.

• EMAIL to: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com • MAIL to: Santa Barbara Beautiful, P.O. Box 2024, Santa Barbara, CA 93120

2. Art in Public Places


Murals, Sculpture, etc... (Hugh & Marjorie Petersen Award for Art in Public Places)

3. Single Family Home

How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape? Does the project have a *LEED Certification or green design elements?

4. Multi-family Residence

Condos, Retirement Facilities... How does this project fit in or enhance the streetscape? Does the project have a *LEED Certification or green design elements?

5. Commercial Building

(Public Buildings, Hotels, B&Bs, Mixed Use): How does this building contribute to the community/streetscape? Does the project have a *LEED Certification or green design elements? • There is no limit to the number of entries a person may submit. • Winners are selected by independent judges based on merit, not on the number of nominations. *LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design was developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

Call: Awards Co-Chairs Kerry Methner @ 805-570-2011 or Mark Whitehurst @ 805-895-3614 or email: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com

YOUR NOMINATION: 1. Street Address (required):

2. ZIP (required):

3. Category (s) (required):

4. Property Owner or Business Name:

5. What makes this a winning nomination?

6. Submitted by: ______________________________ Telephone/email: _____________________________

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