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Youth Camp: Boxtales will hold summer camp on Teen storytelling, music, mime, and June 13 June 22-July 10 more via Zoom 13 Mon–Fri: 9 Mon–Fri: 9am-1pm Ages Ages: 9-13

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In This Issue

Camarata Pacifica will host a YouTube Live concert 7, 8

Sam Hedgpeth III joins the Symphony Board


UCSB Department of Theater and Dance to offer Zoom friendly performance

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The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9


Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . 15 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Visit www.VoiceSB.com for additional coverage including: Edward Goldman:Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . 20

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Community News. . . . . . . . . 5, 6, 10, 11, 12

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Thank You Frontline Workers!

“We are all making sacrifices to keep our neighbors safe and healthy. Thank you for staying home and helping our community flatten the curve. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our frontline workers — our first responders, doctors, nurses, health care workers, grocery clerks, postal service workers, agricultural workers, and many more. Thank you for serving our community. We are Central Coast Strong!”

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Our Climate Emergency During the Pandemic A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUM

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Community Forums are free and open to the public. The forum will be recorded for later viewing on the League’s and CEC’s YouTube channels - see lwvsantabarbara.org and cecsb.org. For additional access or information, call 805-462-7126 or send a message to president@lwvsantabarbara.org. The League does not support or oppose candidates, but does take positions on issues.

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‘Alone, Together’

Community News Momentum Continues to Build for the Santa Barbara Symphony with Addition of Three New Board Members

UCSB’s LAUNCH PAD assembles 24 playwrights for a Zoom-friendly performance in four parts

Dylan B. Minor, PhD was introduced to the

Sam Hedgpeth III

financial services industry in 1990 through his father. Since then Minor has been helping individual, corporate, and non-profit clients with their wealth management needs. He is professionally trained in retirement planning, estate investment planning, investment consulting, and nonprofit investment consulting. As Chief Strategist and CIO at Omega, he has the role of overseeing the management of client assets and financial strategies. He works closely with Omega’s advisors to help create client financial strategies based on clients’ own unique needs and goals. Dylan B. Minor As an applied economist, Minor works at staying on the cutting edge of modern wealth and financial management. He has held professorships at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago and the Harvard Business School in Boston. He currently is faculty at the Anderson School of Management (UCLA). Minor, his wife Caroline, daughter Julia, and black Labrador Zorro first made their way to Santa Barbara in 1995. Dylan and Caroline can be found doing anything from tennis to tea, to enjoying theatre, music, and art.


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Sam Hedgpeth III is a C-level operating and financial officer in the internet, software, manufacturing, supply chain, retail, and hardware distribution industries with international and complex technology and product transaction experience. His portfolio includes five start-ups, three IPOs and one merger. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from University of California at Los Angeles. He was the Assistant Dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at University of California Santa Cruz from 2002 to 2004. Hedgpeth is married with two grown children, enjoys cycling, has completed 50+ units in Automotive Technology, and is a Vietnam Veteran.


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Donald T. Foster is one of Southern California’s most active musicians. He is Principal Clarinet of the Pasadena Symphony and Second Clarinet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and will soon finish his 23rd season as the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Principal Clarinetist. A frequent studio musician, Foster has been featured on numerous soundtracks for motion pictures and television. He became John Williams’ Principal Clarinetist in Los Angeles when he was asked to perform on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and has been working for him ever since. He recently received screen credit for his solo work on Maestro Williams’ Oscar-nominated score to The Book Thief and is currently working on the latest installment of the Donald T. Foster Star Wars franchise. Foster graduated from the University of Southern California, receiving his Master of Music degree in 1996 while in the studios of Yehuda Gilad and Michele Zukovsky. He serves as Professor of Music at Riverside City College and lives in Downtown Los Angeles.

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HREE NEW MEMBERS have been appointed to The Santa Barbara Symphony’s Board of Directors. Donald Foster, Principal Clarinet of the Santa Barbara Symphony and Chair of the Orchestra Committee, and Santa Barbara patrons of the performing arts and seasoned business executives Sam Hedgpeth and Dylan Minor. These appointments reflect the shared commitment of the Board, professional staff, members of the orchestra, teaching artists, and supporters, to deliver on the Symphony’s mission to enrich, educate, and engage. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome these community leaders to the Symphony family,” stated Chair of the Board, Janet Garufis. “At a time when organizations of every kind are facing very real challenges, the Symphony is moving forward rapidly to shift the way it delivers its mission-driven activities. From virtual educational programming to online streaming content, the Symphony is here for our community – right now, when we are needed the most.”

By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current

UR NEED FOR ART DOESN’T GO INTO HIBERNATION just because we’re staying at home these days. If anything, art is more important than ever. That’s why UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Theater and Dance has assembled 24 alumni playwrights from the acclaimed LAUNCH PAD play development program who have written monologues and short plays inspired by the prompt “Alone, Together.” The brainchild of LAUNCH PAD artistic director Risa Brainin and professor Anne Torsiglieri, “Alone, Together” is a free, Zoom-friendly performance airing in four parts Saturday, June 6th. Chapter 1 is at 11am, Chapter 2 at 1pm, Chapter 3 at 4pm, and Chapter 4 at 6pm. To register, visit https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/ register/WN_C0hcptFlQ5GxMItcSuTiQA. Pre-registration is not required. “With the devastating loss of face-to-face instruction and productions, we wanted to find a way to keep the work alive during this ongoing crisis,” Torsiglieri said. “We decided we needed scripts meant to be performed in a virtual, online theater. We wanted to embrace the limitations.” That innovative approach is a perfect fit for LAUNCH PAD, which over 15 years has nurtured a distinguished roster of alumni artists-in-residence. The brand-new pieces of Alone, Together are the centerpiece for the now-online directing class and provide nearly 100 roles for acting students hungry to perform. Risa Brainin Culminating in an end-of-year “Zoom Festival” open LAUNCH PAD to the public, Alone, Together also includes professional directors and guest artists. “LAUNCH PAD was created to give students an opportunity to work with professional playwrights on pieces that are still in development,” Brainin said. “Thanks to these gifted and generous writers, we are able to continue that tradition in a time when it’s most needed.” “Anne and I have been knocked out by the stunning material coming in every day,” she continued. “The festival is going to showcase our playwrights, students, faculty, and guest artists beautifully! The virtual Anne Torsiglieri experience will never be a substitute for live theater but, for now, in these extraordinary circumstances, it’s a challenge we are excited to meet.” Participating playwrights for Alone, Together are: Linda Alper, Katie Bender, Jami Brandli, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Dan Castellaneta, Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Anne García-Romero, Idris Goodwin, Enid Graham, Lila Rose Kaplan, Davies King, Deb Lacusta, Beth Lincks, Jenny Mercein, Brian Otaño, Lynn Rosen, Cheri Steinkellner, James Still, Alison Tatlock, Annie Torsiglieri, John Walch, Cheryl L. West, and Sheri Wilner. LAUNCH PAD provides a collaborative incubator for playwrights-inresidence, UCSB theater students, and professional guest artists. Each year, new works are developed through LAUNCH PAD Pop Ups, the Summer Reading Series, and fully realized Preview Productions. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications



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Community News

Addressing Our Climate Emergency During A Pandemic

Virtual Community Forum on climate change hosted by the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara


N A DYNAMIC INTERGENERATIONAL ZOOM GATHERING, The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara will bring the Climate Emergency in the Time of A Pandemic into focus by hosting an online community forum on Wednesday, June 10th from 4 to 6pm. Focusing on climate change advocacy during the pandemic and the inter-generational activism that continues to build local momentum, the event will be moderated by Sigrid Wright, CEO of the Community Environmental Council. Wright will pose the question: “How do we turn a cataclysm into a catalyst moment to address the local impacts of climate change?” The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency are both global crises with invisible enemies and immense power to hurt us. Forum speakers will address how lessons from the pandemic could help us work together to fight climate change and build resilience in our community. “The true measure of a community’s resilience is its social connectivity, and its willingness to take on long term challenges together,” shared Wright. This event is usually held at the Santa Barbara Public Library but is being held online this year due to the continued need for social distancing. Other presenters include: Emily Williams, a PhD candidate at UCSB, will provide information about the UCSB’s Environmental and Energy Transitions Lab, (ENVENT) which works to understand climate change, energy, and environmental policy. From her perpective, she related, “Climate change is perhaps the biggest and most systemic issue of our time; it’s going to require equally big and systemic action to address it.” Acknowledging of the need for an “intergenerational all hands on deck” approach,

the forum will feature Madai Quevedo, a senior at San Marcos High School and award-winning slam poet, who declared, “This is our future. As an 18-year-old, I feel the urgency of climate change burning at my ankles and it fuels me to be a loud advocate.” Irene Cooke from the Society of Fearless Grandmothers, will share what that group is doing to create actions that raise awareness and build an interwoven social movement to address our climate emergency. The forum will include audience ‘breakout’ rooms for community building discussions as well as a question and answer session. The forum will be structured as a “Zoom” meeting and the registration link is below. The platform can accommodate up to 300 registrants. Attendees can log in via computer, smart phone app, or simply call in to listen. The event will be recorded and will be available for later viewing on both the League and CEC’s You Tube channels. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldippzojGNwannhPIs_mbO3JBaDU7qgT Event co-sponsors are the Community Environmental Council and the Santa Barbara Public Library. The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara is nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. You can reach League President, Vijaya Jammalamadaka at president@lwvsantabarbara.org | www.lwv.org Since 1970, Community Environmental Council has incubated and innovated real life solutions that directly impact climate change. Our programs lead to clean vehicles, solar energy, resilient food systems and reduction of single-use plastic. www.CECSB.org

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation: Leaning into our Mission During this Time of Crisis


EDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION is the only non-profit organization in our community that provides financial, educational, and emotional support to local families who have a child with cancer. The organization also has a reputation for beautiful signature events. Their flagship event, the Gold Ribbon Luncheon held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, historically gathers over 400 individuals to raise critical funds for families in the tri-counties battling pediatric cancer, and the event raises almost a third of their annual operating expenses. This year, however, TBCF has decided to forego the event entirely. “Our families are in dire situations right now, and we’ve made the decision to focus on serving them to our best ability right now,” shared Eryn Shugart, Interim Executive Director. “Some of our families have lost their entire income, and many are in danger of going hungry… all while they’re caring for a very ill child. We just really need to focus on them right now, and not on planning our luncheon. Also, out of concern for the health of our supporters, we don’t believe that holding a large luncheon event would be appropriate, even if the orders are lifted.” This decision will inevitably result in an enormous budget shortfall, and TBCF is relying on support from their donor base now more than ever before. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation will, however, continue their annual Gold Ribbon Campaign through the month of September in recognition of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Gold is the official ribbon color for pediatric cancer and TBCF will be distributing gold ribbons in September to help spread awareness for their campaign. Fundraising for the campaign will focus on a USPS direct mail appeal, sponsorships, a raffle, and an online silent auction. Campaign sponsorships offer robust benefits including upgraded marketing and promotional opportunities ideal for businesses, and smaller sponsorship levels and gifts to encourage more participation from individuals and youth. Every sponsorship level will include a gift certificate to a local small business or restaurant as TBCF’s attempt to support the small businesses that have supported them over their 18-year history. “I feel really good about offering local restaurant gift cards to our campaign sponsors. We are also providing our sponsors with the option to donate the gift card directly to a TBCF family, should they prefer. TBCF is stable today because of the past participation of our small business community and it feels wonderful to be able to give back to them after so many years of support, especially now,” shared Kirsten Stuart, Development & Communications Director. The campaign co-chairs are Eileen Dill and Brigitte Welty, who have previously served as luncheon co-chairs. They will help oversee an online silent auction, raffle, and marketing of the campaign and help to spread TBCF’s mission and message of hope. Last year Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation provided critical financial aid to 55 local families and served a total of 851 individuals through their three core programs. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s mission advocates for families living in the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties who have a child battling cancer by providing financial, emotional, and educational support. TBCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has been serving the tri-counties since 2002.

For information about TBCF’s mission or for sponsorship information, please contact Eryn Shugart at Eryn@TeddyBearCancerFoundation.org.

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

Why It’s Time To Talk About Advance Health Care Planning


HERE IS NOTHING LIKE AN UNUSUAL SITUATION to bring one to an awareness of important life issues. That might mean telling that person you love about the depth and sincerity of your love. Or, how about praising your child for being an excellent student, studying hard, and getting exceptional grades. Perhaps an even more timely subject that comes to mind right now in the age of COVID-19, is taking precautions to observe safe distancing, getting enough exercise, and having or re-visiting important conversations about what to do if … or when a medical emergency happens to you or a loved one. This is an excellent opportunity to bring up the difficult but critical conversation about health care wishes with a loved one. This is a subject for all adults, regardless of age. When the coronavirus reached public awareness several months ago, the underlying

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By Jeanne West, Community Engagement Manager, Hospice of Santa Barbara

thought was that it seemed like a very bad case of the flu. Months later, we see that this pandemic has reached epic proportions in the numbers affected, the severity of symptoms, and unprecedented resultant deaths. The illness, while originally deemed to be a threat mainly to seniors, has proven to affect every age group in our society. The topic of Advance Health Care Planning could not be more timely. It may seem uncomfortable to bring up the subject of endof-life care choices with family, yet it is probably

more important now than ever before, that we have this serious conversation. It does not have to be a scary experience, if one is prepared and thoughtful about how the subject is introduced and discussion is pursued. For example, something as simple as “I was thinking about how suddenly Sherry got so severely ill – her family had to make difficult decisions and they had no idea what Sherry would have wanted them to do.” Another good example to break the ice of a serious conversation might be to give the analogy of the parent telling the child what to do if there is a fire in the house. Of course, the parent would give directions about specific actions to take in such an event, rather than saying … “Oh, let’s not think about such a serious subject right now.” Or, “You’re too young to be worried about what to do in an emergency.” Having the conversation about health care wishes is no different. Let’s introduce the

subject of Advance Health Care Directives as a way of preparing ahead of time, for those actions you want to be taken (or not) in the event of a sudden unexpected illness or medical emergency. Next, take follow-up measures to be sure that one’s wishes are actually put in writing by completing the document. Make sure that your primary care physician is consulted and aware of your decision and is given a copy of the completed document. To obtain more information about Advance Health Care Directives and a copy of the My Care document, go to www.mycare@sbch.org where the document can be found online. You can also obtain copies from Hospice of Santa Barbara (when the office re-opens) or many other health care organizations, FREE of charge. Special witnessing requirements must be followed for the document to be valid. To learn more or to schedule a presentation about Advance Health Care Directives, contact Jeanne West at jwest@hospiceofsb.org. www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

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Virtual Summer Camps Explore Ecology Virtual Summer Camps

This Summer, Explore Ecology Camps are going virtual! They are planning for a summer full of creative reuse art, gardening, and environmental education activities. The weeklong camps will meet via Zoom daily from 9 to 11am Monday through Friday. Campers will enjoy projects, connect with each other, and most importantly have fun while safe at home. Campers will also be able to join the Explore Ecology Clubhouse online on weekday afternoons from 1 to 3pm. Age range is five to 12 years. The cost per week is $100 per camper. Sessions begin June 22nd. To register visit https://exploreecology.org/summer-camp/

Summer Camps: Nature Adventures at Home

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History recently opened summer camp registration for children ages four to nine to participate with their families at home. Five-day camps will run from June 22nd to July 10th and may continue throughout summer. The new format combines hands-on science activities with live, interactive, and engaging instruction from trained counselors via Zoom for up to 15 campers per session. Campers will also receive a Camp Kit including materials, supplies, and a Nature Adventures t-shirt. Camp themes include bugs, astronomy, marine life, dinosaurs, endangered animals, and wizarding science. Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available. To register ($225 Members, $250 Non-Members) visit https://camps.sbnature.org/

Boxtales Distance-learning Summer Theatre Camp

“Arts by the Sea” Free Summer Camp

Join The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center via Zoom for their free virtual Summer Camps taking place beginning June 29th. Children ages eight to 12 (five to eight with adult assistance) are invited to join morning visual arts sessions from 10am to 12pm with Sara Leo. The art materials fee is $20. Afternoon performing arts start July 20th with Asa Olsson and there are separate afternoon session times for ages five to eight and eight to 15. The drama supply fee is $5. A free week of virtual art lessons for teens with Sara Leo, which will culminate in creating a 2 x 2ft square piece that artist John Wullbrandt will assemble to create the “Together/ Apart” teen mural project in the courtyard, begins June 22nd. Financial aid is available for supplies. Register at:

Counselor Jesse Baker models his space helmet for “Calling All Astronauts” camp for ages four to six The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center have found a creative way to serve families through five-day summer camps at home set to run from June 22nd to July 10th and may continue throughout summer. Register at: https://camps.sbnature.org El Museo de Historia Natural y Centro Marítimo de Santa Bárbara ha encontrado una manera creativa de servir a las familias a través de campamentos de verano de cinco días en el hogar que se realizarán del 22 de junio al 10 de julio y podrían continuar durante todo el verano. Regístrate en: https://camps.sbnature.org

LAUNCH PAD assembles 24 playwrights for a Zoom-friendly performance

UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Theater and Dance has assembled 24 alumni playwrights from the LAUNCH PAD play development program who have written monologues and short plays inspired by the prompt Alone, Together. Alone, Together is a free, Zoom-friendly performance that will be streamed in four parts Saturday, June 6th. Chapter 1 is at 11am, Chapter 2 at 1pm, Chapter 3 at 4pm, and Chapter 4 at 6pm. Pre-registration is not required. Read more on page 5. Register at:



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A three-week journey in the Boxtales method, conducted via Zoom, will include training in Acting, Storytelling, Acro-Yoga, Mime, Music, and Collaboration. To ensure the highest quality, the age limit has been increased by one year. Youth Camp is for ages nine to 13, and will take place June 22nd through July 10th, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 1pm. Tuition is $550. http://boxtales.org/2020-summer-theatre-camps/ Register at:

Proud Summer Program

Library, world-renowned writer and transgender activist Kate Bornstein will attend the kick-off session. This program will meet online from 4:30 to 6pm every Tuesday and Thursday, exploring LGBTQ+ youth fiction and graphic novels accessible online through the Library. For info email PatrickLyra@PacificPrideFoundation.org


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Pacific Pride Foundation’s PROUD Summer Program for LGBTQ+ & ally youth ages 12 to 17 will kick off on Tuesday, June 16th online! Thanks to a partnership with the SB Public

County Budget Hearing set for June 9th

The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara is hosting a virtual community forum on Wednesday, June 10th from 4 to 6pm. Its focus is climate change advocacy during the pandemic and the intergenerational activism that continues to build local momentum. The forum will be structured as a “Zoom” meeting and the platform can accommodate up to 300 registrants. Read more on page 6. Register at: https://us02web. zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldippzojGNwannhPIs_mbO3JBaDU7qgT

Webinar: Managing Change!

Change is never easy, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to adapt to profound disruptions in our personal and professional lives. Change Management will be discussed at the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women’s next Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 10th, from 5:30 to 7pm. Local leaders will offer insight into how Santa Barbara non-profits and businesses are responding to the uncertainty created by COVID-19. Free for AWC-SB Members; $10 for Nonmembers. Register at: www.womcom.


The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will hold its budget hearing beginning at 9am on June 9th, and June 11th if needed. The public is encouraged to follow the proceedings via the County’s website, YouTube, and on cable TV channel 20. For public participation during the COVID-19 pandemic, refer to Important Notice Regarding Public Participation: http://countyofsb.org/ceo/cob.sbc.

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Camerata Pacifica Special ‘Concert At Home’

On Friday, June 5th, at 7:30pm, Camerata Pacifica will host a special YouTube Live concert featuring Owen Espinosa, a graduating high school senior and student at Bowling Studios in Silverdale, Washington. In the fall, Espinosa will be attending Biola Conservatory of Music, in La Mirada, CA, studying piano performance. His program will include music by Beethoven, Bach, Prokofiev, Chopin & Lizst.


Street Sweeping Resumes June 15th

Street sweeping will resume on June 15th. Street sweeping not only keeps streets looking good, but also improves air quality, and keeps trash and debris out of storm drains, creeks, and the ocean. Public Works is deploying an array of signage in communities to notify the public. Parking enforcement associated with street sweeping will also resume.

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Campamentos de verano virtuales

Campamentos de verano virtuales de Explore Ecology

¡Este verano, los campamentos de Explore Ecology serán de forma virtual! Están planeando un verano lleno de actividades creativas de reutilización de arte, jardinería y educación ambiental. Los campamentos de una semana se reunirán a través de Zoom todos los días de 9 a 11am de lunes a viernes. Los campistas disfrutarán de proyectos, se conectarán entre ellos y, lo más importante, se divertirán mientras están seguros en casa. Los campistas también podrán unirse al Explore Ecology Clubhouse en línea en las tardes de lunes a viernes de 1 a 3pm. El rango de edad es de cinco a 12 años. El costo por semana es de $100 por campista. Las sesiones comienzan el 22 de junio. Para registrarte visita https://exploreecology.org/summer-camp/

Campamentos de verano: Aventuras de la naturaleza en casa

que tendrán lugar a partir del 29 de junio. Los niños de ocho a 12 años (de cinco a ocho con asistencia de un adulto) están invitados a unirse a las sesiones de artes visuales de la mañana de 10am a 12pm con Sara Leo. La tarifa de materiales de arte es de $20. Las artes escénicas de la tarde comienzan el 20 de julio con Asa Olsson y hay horarios de sesiones de la tarde separados para las edades de cinco a ocho y de ocho a 15. La tarifa de suministros es de $5. Una semana gratuita de lecciones de arte virtual para adolescentes con Sara Leo, que culminará en la creación de una pieza cuadrada de 2 x 2 pies que el artista John Wullbrandt ensamblará para crear el proyecto mural para adolescentes Juntos / Apartados en el patio, comienza el 22 de junio. Ayuda financiera está disponible para suministros. Regístrate en:


Abordando nuestra emergencia

distancia de Boxtales

Un viaje de tres semanas en el método de Boxtales, realizado a través de Zoom, incluirá capacitación en actuación, narración de historias, acro-yoga, mimo, música y colaboración. Para garantizar la máxima calidad, el límite de edad se ha incrementado en un año. El campamento juvenil es para niños de nueve a 13 años, y se llevará a cabo del 22 de junio al 10 de julio, de lunes a jueves, de 9am a 1pm. La inscripción cuesta $550. Regístrate en:

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Solo, juntos es una presentación gratuita, compatible con Zoom, que se transmitirá en cuatro partes el sábado, 6 de junio. El Capítulo 1 es a las 11am, el Capítulo 2 a la 1pm, el Capítulo 3 a las 4pm y el Capítulo 4 a las 6pm. No se requiere inscripción anticipada. Lee más en la página 5. Regístrate en:

Seminario web: ¡Gestión del cambio!

El cambio nunca es fácil, pero la pandemia de coronavirus nos ha obligado a todos a adaptarnos a profundas interrupciones en nuestra vida personal y profesional. La gestión del cambio se discutirá en la próxima reunión Zoom del Capítulo de Santa Bárbara de Asociación de Mujeres el miércoles, 10 de junio, de 5:30 a 7pm. Los líderes locales ofrecerán información sobre cómo los negocios y organizaciones sin fines de lucro de Santa Bárbara están respondiendo a la incertidumbre creada por COVID-19. Gratis para miembros de AWC-SB; $10 para no miembros. Regístrate en: www.womcom.org/content.aspx?page_ id=4002&club_id=903060&item_id=1220271

Audiencia de presupuesto del condado programada para el 9 de junio

La Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Santa Bárbara llevará a cabo su audiencia sobre el presupuesto a partir de las 9am del 9 de junio y el 11 de junio si es necesario. Se alienta al público a seguir los procedimientos a través del sitio web del Condado, YouTube y en el canal 20 de televisión por cable. Para la participación pública durante la pandemia COVID-19, consulta el Aviso importante sobre la participación pública: http://countyofsb.org/ceo/cob.sbc.

Para ver los documentos de audiencia presupuestaria y el calendario de audiencias presupuestarias, visita

Un “Concierto en casa” Especial de Camerata Pacifica El viernes, 5 de junio, a las 7:30pm, Camerata Pacifica ofrecerá un concierto especial de YouTube en vivo con Owen Espinosa, un estudiante de último año de secundaria y estudiante de Bowling Studios en Silverdale, Washington. En el otoño, Espinosa asistirá al Conservatorio de Música de Biola, en La Mirada, California para estudiar interpretación de piano. Su programa incluirá música de Beethoven, Bach, Prokofiev, Chopin y Lizst.

Programa de verano - PROUD

Campamento de verano gratuito “Artes junto al mar”

La gestión del cambio se discutirá en la próxima reunión Zoom del Capítulo de Santa Bárbara de Asociación de Mujeres el miércoles, 10 de junio, de 5:30 a 7pm. Los líderes locales ofrecerán información sobre cómo los negocios y organizaciones sin fines de lucro de Santa Bárbara están respondiendo a la incertidumbre creada por COVID-19.

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Change Management will be discussed at the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women’s next Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 10th, from 5:30 to 7pm. Local leaders will offer insight into how Santa Barbara non-profits and businesses are responding to the uncertainty created by COVID-19.


El Museo de Historia Natural de Explore Ecology Camps will be offering climática durante una pandemia Santa Bárbara abrió recientemente la week-long camps via Zoom daily from La Liga de Mujeres Votantes de inscripción de sus campamentos de 9am to 11am Monday through Friday Santa Bárbara está organizando un beginning June 22nd. Campers will verano para que los niños de cuatro a enjoy projects, connect with each foro comunitario virtual el miércoles, nueve años participen con sus familias other, and have fun while safe at home. 10 de junio de 4 a 6pm. Su enfoque en casa. Los campamentos de cinco días Explore Ecology ofrecerá es la defensa del cambio climático se llevarán a cabo del 22 de junio al 10 de campamentos de una semana a durante la pandemia y el activismo julio y podrían continuar durante todo través de Zoom todos los días de 9 a intergeneracional que continúa el verano. El nuevo formato combina 11am de lunes a viernes a partir del generando impulso local. El foro se 22 de junio. Los campistas disfrutarán actividades científicas prácticas con estructurará como una reunión de de proyectos, se conectarán entre instrucciones en vivo, interactivas y ellos y se divertirán mientras están “Zoom” y la plataforma puede aceptar atractivas de consejeros capacitados seguros en casa. hasta 300 registrantes. Lee más en la a través de Zoom para 15 campistas página 6. Regístrate en: por sesión. Los campistas también https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/ recibirán un estuche de campamento register/tZEld-ippzojGNwannhPIs_mbO3JBaDU7qgT que incluye materiales, suministros y una camiseta. Los temas del campamento incluyen insectos, astronomía, vida marina, LAUNCH PAD reúne 24 dramaturgos para un dinosaurios, animales en peligro de extinción y ciencia mágica. rendimiento amigable a través de Zoom Oportunidades de becas completas y parciales están El Departamento de Teatro y Danza de la Universidad de disponibles. Para registrarte ($225 Miembros, $250 No California en Santa Bárbara ha reunido a 24 dramaturgos ex Miembros) visita https://camps.sbnature.org/ alumnos del programa de desarrollo de obras LAUNCH PAD Campamento de teatro de verano de aprendizaje a que han escrito monólogos y obras cortas inspiradas en el mensaje Solo, juntos.

¡El programa de verano PROUD (Orgulloso) de la Fundación Pacific Pride para jóvenes LGBTQ+ y aliados de 12 a 17 años comenzará en línea el martes, 16 de junio! Gracias a una asociación con la Biblioteca Pública de SB, la escritora y activista transgénero de renombre mundial Kate Bornstein asistirá a la sesión de lanzamiento. Este programa se reunirá en línea de 4:30 a 6pm todos los martes y jueves, explorando novelas juveniles y novelas gráficas LGBTQ+ accesibles en línea a través de la Biblioteca. Para más información envía un correo electrónico a

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El barrido de calles se reanudará el 15 de junio On Friday, June 5th, at 7:30pm join Camerata Pacifica’s Special ‘Concert At Home’ featuring Owen Espinosa, a graduating high school senior and student at Bowling Studios in Silverdale, Washington. The concert will be streamed on Camerata’s YouTube Live Channel. El viernes, 5 de junio, a las 7:30pm, únete al “Concierto en casa” especial de Camerata Pacifica con Owen Espinosa, un estudiante de último año de secundaria y estudiante de Bowling Studios en Silverdale, Washington. El concierto se transmitirá en vivo en el canal de YouTube de Camerata.

El barrido de calles no solo hace que las calles se vean bien, sino que también mejora la calidad del aire y mantiene la basura y los escombros fuera de los desagües pluviales, arroyos y el océano. Obras Públicas está desplegando una serie de letreros en las comunidades para notificar al público. El Control de estacionamiento de la ciudad asociada con el barrido de calles empezará a enforzar restricciones de estacionamiento para el barrido de calles.

The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/gaviota_coast_walks Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve during expanded hours on Weekends from 10am to 4pm (first and third weekends of the month) and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Dates are subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines and dependent on community adherence to social distancing requirements. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink. aspx?name=E9622&id=104 Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!: 60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oECgVms-HVED2tbLzYfkA • 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering step-by-step instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the Museum’s collection; as well as lectures, musical performances, and Exhibition Extras from their Video Library. www.sbma.net The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: Throughout the duration of the center’s closure, the Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Visit their webpage to find virtual art classes, live concerts and music streams, art activities for all ages, virtual galleries and museums, and more. https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/ Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org Watershed Wednesdays: Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed Wednesdays, a series of live online activities including crafts, talks, tours, and more. Sign up for the Watershed Wednesdays email list at www.bit.ly/CreeksWW. Also follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/SBCreeks UCSB Addresses the Global Crisis with a Seminar Series: A weekly seminar series will bring together experts from UC Santa Barbara and Cottage Health to explore historical aspects and lessons learned from similar epidemics. The sessions convene Tuesdays from 1 to 2pm via Zoom, with each week featuring a different speaker. They are free and open to the public. To join a meeting visit https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/644027449



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

Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Reservations will be scheduled with staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. All visitors are required to wear face masks. To reserve a SelfGuided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org be

Ongoing Opportunities

AHA! Free Online Workshops through June: From topics such as Body Image During Corona to Parenting in Place to Couples’ Issues in Extreme Conditions, AHA! therapists and coaches will present free online workshops through June. Preregistration is required. For a complete schedule and to register visit https://ahasb.org/

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The SB Botanic Garden is open to Members by reservation only: The Garden is opening to Members first to temporarily maintain a safe, limited number of Garden visitors. All members must reserve an entry time prior to arrival. To learn more about the changes that have been made to keep visitors and staff safe, make a reservation, or to become a member, visit www.sbbg.org/garden-admissions Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events

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MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: Programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. Follow social media accounts @moxisb to stay up to date or check out other videos at www.moxi.org/athome Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning

SB Trust for Historic Preservation Educational Materials: With school cancelled for the rest of the year, SBTHP is trying to provide some activities at home for parents to do with their children via their newsletter. Sign up for SBTHP eNews! at www.sbthp.org. Also, follow them on Facebook and Instagram as each week they will debut a new tutorial. www.facebook.com/SBTHP Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Cottage’s free online resources page offers fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at www.cottagehealth.org/app/files/public/3547/Free_Online_ Resources_for_Families_During-Quarantine.pdf To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit www.cottagehealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19/parents-children/ Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Several organizations are hosting webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www. WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://santabarbara.score.org/content/take-workshop-35; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org

The deadline to participate in Summer Solstice Celebration’s Virtual Solstice Parade is Saturday, June 6th. Submit videos or pictures to be featured in the parade that will begin at 12 noon on Saturday, June 20th. www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade

The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: While activities at the Friendship Center are currently on hold, the center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485 Meeting ID: 257-870-485 Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/FriendshipCenterSB/

Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/ lib/collections/research_by_subject/ mental_health_wellness.asp The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://blackgold.overdrive. com/blackgold-santabarbara/content/ collection/1082488

Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It explores the notion of a racial-zoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.” Watch the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hHzOQv6m0&feature=youtu.be or listen to the podcast https://soundcloud.com/ihcucsb/talk-murder-and-mattering-in-harambes-house

La fecha límite para participar en el Desfile de Solsticio Virtual de Summer Solstice Celebration es el sábado, 6 de junio. Envía videos o fotos para que aparezcan en el desfile que comenzará a las 12 del mediodía del sábado, 20 de junio. www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade

Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: As long as the quarantine lasts, Center classes have been moved online. Evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, begin with a guided breathing meditation and culminate with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. The Sunday morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am is a practice class with commentary. Suggested donation for class is $10. Register at https://meditationinsantabarbara.org/how-to-sign-up-for-online-classes Summer Solstice Workshops: Through June 19th, Solstice will be hosting a series of donation based online workshops that will teach you how to make masks, headdresses, costumes, troll wigs, hats, wild hair, crowns, and puppets. Find a full class and festival line up at: www.virtualsolstice2020.com

Upcoming June Events

Summer Solstice Virtual Participation: Those interested in participating in the Virtual Solstice Parade set for 12 noon on Saturday, June 20th can submit videos or pictures for the Virtual Solstice Parade by June 6th using https://wetransfer.com or by email media@solsticeparade.com. Full submission guidelines are available online. www.virtualsolstice2020.com/parade Out of the Box Theatre Co. Living Room Cabaret: Join Out of the Box on Facebook Live as they honor the postponed 74th Annual Tony Awards! On Sunday, June 7th, at 7pm, the live stream will consist of a cabaret of living room performances featuring singers from past productions, as well as a Zoom discussion with local theatre podcast Theatrix. www.facebook.com/outoftheboxtheatre Science Pub From Home: Join a fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature during the SB Museum of Natural History’s Science Pub From Home titled Tangled Up in Blue – Whale Entanglement on the West Coast set to take place Monday, June 8th from 6:30 to 7:30pm via Zoom. No tickets or reservations required. To register visit: https:// us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ 19K7YegcTxiQnWRAaw-8PQ

Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications each week about the next event in the webinar series. www.adl.org/webinars Watch archived webinars at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEPACL R6xldqDzHj4dkQb-HSizqdgWtiJ Ojai Film Festival Online Film Series presents frustrated moviegoers with a new online film series running through June 26th. Each Friday, the festival will release a block of films running approximately two hours and twenty minutes. The films will then remain available for viewing on the festival’s website until July 17th. https://ojaifilmfestival.com/category/ festivalhighlights

UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures. UCSB.edu to receive new content, clips from the A&L archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online. Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added.

SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/ depts/lib/events/sbpl_works!/sbpl_works!.asp

Mayor Delivers COVID-19-Related State of the City Address: Mayor Cathy Murillo continues her weekly COVID-19-related State of the City address. This week’s dialogue includes a statement on the death of George Floyd and can be viewed on City TV or on the City’s YouTube Channel. The Spanish form will be discussed on Radio Bronco FM 107.7 and La Musica FM 94.5 for Spanish speakers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrGIeLV_iNg

SBIFF Student Showcase-In-Place Online Festival: Watch films submitted by Santa Barbara County high school and college students to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s online student film festival on SBIFF’s website beginning June 8th. www.sbiff.org SBIFF Family Film Fun – FROZEN 2: It’s time to venture with Elsa and her family once again in Frozen 2, this week’s selected film for SBIFF’s Family Fun Day. SBIFF is sharing a 2020 SBIFF Q&A and activity guide that will take you on a journey of self-discovery and FUN. Download the activity guide at https://sbiffriviera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Frozen-IIActivity-Guide.pdf Watch the Q&A at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iC1iDvxyMg Cal Lutheran University Free Webinars: The Center for Nonprofit Leadership will present a webinar titled The State of Philanthropy & Capital Campaigns on Thursday, June 11th, at 10-11:30am. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_Ri2C6bfkSPC2LJBV0TGIEg

Enjoy a virtual fun and friendly conversation of Science Pub From Home on Monday, June 8th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm via Zoom. Disfruta de una conversación virtual divertida y amigable de Pub de ciencia desde casa el lunes, 8 de junio, de 6:30 a 7:30pm a través de Zoom.

PFLAG - New Virtual Support Meeting: During times of stress and crisis, support is more important than ever. The pressures and questions facing LGBTQ+ people and their families continue. The Pacific Pride Foundation will offer their regular support meeting online on Monday, June 8th at 7pm. Pre-registration is required. All those who register will receive a follow-up email confirmation with a link allowing access to the meeting. To register email pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com

UCSB Gevirtz School Webinar Series for Parents & Caregivers: Join a series of hour-long Zoom webinars free and open to the public. Presented in English and Spanish, each session will be posted on the Gevirtz School website. The next webinar, “Staying in this Together: Tips for Adapting and Coping” with Dr. Erika Felix, will take place on Thursday, June 11th at 6pm. Participants must register to receive an access link. https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_3e_RekCYSbaDX68n5rvwbQ

Live Comedy in Your Living Room: For just $5 watch a clean standup comedy show in the comfort of your living room on Saturday, June 13th from 7 to 8pm via Zoom. Featured comedians include Jason Love, Mary Gallagher, Rich Aronovitch, and Mark Eddie. To register: https://zoom.us/webinar/ register/WN_-GR04pwkT8GKbd7wWgZQtw


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Excerpts from Governor Gavin Newsom’s Statements on Demonstrations


VER THE LAST FEW DAYS, we have seen millions of people lift their voices in anger, rightfully outraged at how systemic racism is allowed to persist. Every single day, people of color are disadvantaged and discriminated against. Black and Latino men in particular face mortal danger all across this country simply because of their race. Every person who has raised their voice should be heard. I want to thank all those who helped protect human life last night and today – from community members who exercised their right to protest peacefully and encouraged others to do the same, to the law enforcement officers who faced what were, at times, challenging conditions.... Today’s meeting, like so many that I’ve had are humbling. The voices of concern, consternation, anxiety are real, they’re raw. And I recognize foundationally and fundamentally that so often people in my position are inadequate to the moment. So often we try to meet the moment with rhetoric. We feign resolve. We make a point to assert a new paradigm and yet over and over and over and over again, we hear the names of those whose lives have been lost, have been taken, justice that was never advanced. And communities continuing to feel that they’re not only being torn asunder, but not being listened to. And I fear as I know many Americans fear that we could be back in that moment. Every moment when you’re in it feels like it’s a different moment. Every moment when we’re in it, we feel like, well, this time we’re going to do things fundamentally differently, yet over and over and over and over again, we don’t meet that next moment. Over and over and over again, we fail to rationalize the goodwill and we fail to materialize and manifest the ideals that we so often assert. And so I come here today, this place of worship, humbled by that past, humbled by the fact

that I’ve been part of that past as a former County supervisor, as a former mayor, as a former lieutenant governor, as a governor of the nation’s largest state. The question I have to ask myself, the question we have to ask ourselves, are we capable of not just meeting this moment, but capable of doing justice to the moments in front of us? I could put together group of advisors. I could put together a task force. I could promise and promote a few pieces of legislation. But I said this on Friday, I’ll say it again, program passing’s not problem solving. You’ve got to change hearts, minds. You’ve got to change culture, not just laws. And we have to own up to some very difficult things. The black community is not responsible for what’s happening in this country right now. We are, we are. Our institutions are responsible. We are accountable to this moment. Let’s just call that out. We have a unique responsibility to the black community in this country, and we’ve been playing lip service about that for generations, generations. Just things move away and headlines. And we indulge on the margins, but we don’t systemically foundationally address the root of these issues. We prune. We don’t tear out the institutional racism from all of our institutions, large and small. We don’t.... Leadership is not just some fancy title. We are desperate for leadership in this country. Desperate for leadership in the State of California, desperate for leadership in communities, large and small. Leaders can be found anywhere. You don’t have to be something to do something to soften the edges. And in the spirit of Bobby Kennedy, “Make more gentle the life of this world.” Dr. King didn’t wait to become president of the United States to exercise his authority. Every day he shared his moral authority. Each and every one of us has the capacity to exercise their moral authority every day. – Governor Gavin Newsom

Racial Justice Protest Draws 3,000 in Santa Barbara


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It felt as though the community was compelled to listen to these voices share their OLLOWING THE RELEASE OF A experiences of racism and violence enacted VIDEO OF GEORGE FLOYD BEING against their community. And there was a strong MURDERED ON MAY 25TH that consensus that our dysfunctional culture must went viral, around 3,000 Santa Barbara change. community members filled the Courthouse “The continuous history of structural racism Sunken Garden to hold a peaceful protest in the U.S. is a fundamental issue with which against police violence, organized by Juneteenth our society has struggled for years, and here we Santa Barbara and Black Lives Matter SB on are again,” commented Dianne Travis-Teague, Sunday afternoon. a civic leader and community advocate. “I As world leaders were denouncing the am angry, frustrated, and hurt beyond words violent actions of the four Minnesota police over the cavalier murder of George Floyd. The officers that resulted in the death of the graphic play-by-play breaks my heart and will unarmed Floyd, hundreds of thousands of haunt us for generations to come.” Travis-Teague protesters took to the streets world wide. Local attended the protest with her granddaughter residents Krystle Farmer Sieghart and Simone Ruskamp, both black women, were co-organizers of the protest and also were speakers. The event theme was “No Justice, No Peace,” and many of the attendees wore white, as requested. Many were there to show their willingness to become allies of the movement. Powerful speeches from speakers’ hearts stirred the crowd to applause, cheers, and tears. At one point Farmer Sieghart, shared, “Institutional changes. That’s what we believe in. That’s what we stand for. Cause that’s what our ancestors believed in. We want change. We want accountability. We Simone Ruskamp Krystle Farmer Sieghart want transparency.” Editorial Note: In a deepening series of convulsions in response to the death of George Floyd while in the custody and by the hands of four Minneapolis Police officers, U.S. residents and people around the world have been wracked with pain and anger. Those convulsions, have pulled people out of COVID-19 stay-at-home spaces to band together in protest at the injustice of ongoing systemic racism and cultural prejudice that continues to be a part of daily life for African Americans and people of color in the United States, now decades past the civil rights movement. In Santa Barbara, 3,000 plus community members gathered on Sunday at the Courthouse and then marched, at one point lying down for the eight minutes George Floyd struggled for his life. Many organizations, leaders, and individuals have issued statements, making clear that this is not what they want for the world and sharing their plans to begin the process of going deep to uncover the roots of this disease that has spread throughout the country in individuals, groups, and the culture itself. VOICE has gathered some of those responses to share with its readers.

and she shared that it was similar to rallies she attended years ago with her own grandfather, adding, “Never would I have imagined in 2020 having the same worries for my sons and son-in-law, my grandson and my brothers, that my grandfather had for his children. There are no easy answers. I implore all of us, especially those who enjoy Two murals appeared locally this week. This mural at the corner of Haley and De privilege, to ask La Vina Streets raises hope for change and was created by Danny Mezza. ourselves what can from the courthouse onto the street led by a we do, how can we drummer and dancers. As they approached the leverage our connections, skills, and knowledge police station a police line of about a dozen to spark and engender change.” officers came into view on Figueroa Street. Before the local protest, Santa Barbara Prior to the event, protests and riots had Police Chief Lori Luhnow issued a public taken place in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, statement disavowing the actions that led to the Washington D.C., and in several major cities death of 46 year-old George Floyd, supporting around the world. This group was non-violent local officers, and calling for a dialogue. “I am though, sharing that this was their community deeply disturbed by Mr. Floyd’s death. It was and they wouldn’t destroy it. preventable and should not have happened,” Instead, the black marchers were invited to wrote Chief Luhnow in her statement. the front of the remaining group and were asked Both the speakers and attendees of the to lay silent on the street for eight minutes and event, which lasted more than four hours, 46 seconds, the exact time it took for George were multi-racial and multi-generational. The Floyd to die under the knee of the officer. At the speakers made several demands, including that same time, the rest of those present, marchers Santa Barbara City Council adopt a resolution and police officers were invited to take a knee condemning police brutality and declare racism out of respect for George Floyd and all those a public heath emergency; That the Santa killed in instances of police brutality. The police Barbara Police Department and the County Sheriff act with transparency and accountability; line did not take a knee. Following the moments of silence, the that black landmarks be protected and preserved marchers moved towards the Police Station on rather than monuments to white supremacy, Figueroa where they were met by Mayor Cathy including symbols of black unity such as St. Murillo and the line of police officers in riot Paul AME, Friendship Baptist Church, and gear. The mayor was shouted down and the Franklin Neighborhood Center; and that the marchers milled around and then moved on city and county provide institutional support without a confrontation. for Juneteenth, an annual celebration of The protest organizers followed up by emancipation. formally presenting their list of demands to the Right beside these formal demands was a Mayor and City Council at their regular meeting demand for the black community to be heard, on Tuesday. recognized, and respected. Following the speeches the crowd flowed Photo by Mark M. Whitehurst / VOICE

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Message from Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow Regarding the Death of George Floyd

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ERTAIN EVENTS IN POLICING, whether involving police action or inaction, evoke such a depth of emotion that I feel a moral imperative to address them. I believe this to be the responsibility of all police leaders, whether the message is to defend unpopular actions of police officers, or, as in the case of George Floyd, bring attention to harmful and hurtful actions by officers whose poor decisions tarnish the profession. I am deeply disturbed by Mr. Floyd's death. It was preventable and should not have happened. As such, we must not shy away from having courageous conversations and dialogue. It is through dialogue that we hear other people's stories and perspectives and learn to empathize with each other. Historically, law enforcement has contributed to the marginalization of many disadvantaged groups, including African Americans. It is the responsibility of current law enforcement leaders to take measures to prevent those actions from occurring. The Santa Barbara Police Department partners with community groups and leaders to ensure that we continue to be a learning organization. It is our culture. We value and depend upon our community's engagement with our department. These partnerships have allowed us

Excerpts from Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism

T PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE, we are deeply distressed and aggrieved by the senseless, ongoing violence directed at black members of our communities. We grieve Mr. George Floyd’s death as the latest hate-motivated tragedy in a society riven by dehumanization and lack of empathy for fellow citizens based on mindless racist projections. This deep stain on the American soul has a long and dreadful history, and despite great efforts to educate, reform, retrain, add body cameras to police attire, there has not been effective, lasting change in overall behavior by police departments throughout the country. The legacy of systemic racial oppression continues to shape how we perceive ourselves and one another, and must actively be countered if its virulence is to be checked, and its lethal effects transformed. The results of this oppression include the differential health care being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic, in which African Americans and other people of color are suffering mortality at a much higher rate than white populations, especially those with better access to health facilities and PPEs. Our willingness to confront the prevalent complacency and denial, where they exist is a critical first step. While Pacifica’s core values have always incorporated attention to issues of diversity, this moment in history offers us a valuable opportunity to emphasize our shared commitment to “a heartfelt regard for a diverse community” and the cultivation of “an honest and caring presence among ourselves, our students, and the world around us” (www.pacifica.edu/about-pacifica/core-values). Therefore, while peaceful protest is an exceedingly essential means in seeking eradication of racist behaviors, it alone is not sufficient.... We invite you, the members of the Pacifica community, to help us realize all of these goals. In Communitas, Joseph Cambray, Ph.D. President/CEO, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Two murals appeared locally this week. This mural at the corner of Anacapa and Garden Streets memorializes George Floyd and was created by Chadillac Green.

We Are Committeed Dear SBCC Foundation Community ~ The murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (not to mention other high profile racist incidents) have once again shone a light on the horrific consequences of systemic American racism. And these are only the latest examples of violence against Black people across our country. We know that for every violent act caught on video, there are many more that are not. These incidents make our national news and move millions to the streets. But we also recognize the daily toll that is taken by subtler acts of exclusion, dehumanization, and bias against people of color. Education has long been a great equalizer – an unparalleled tool for individuals, families, and entire communities to rise, reinvent themselves, and reimagine what is possible. It is also a tool for advancing equity, inclusion, social justice, and civil rights. The resources given by SBCC Foundation supporters – and the scholarships, book grants, emergency grants, and program support that they make possible – are intended to help students overcome barriers and achieve their goals. When we speak of students as having been marginalized, disadvantaged, or underprepared, what we often mean – but rarely say – is that systemic racism and its effects have denied them opportunity. If we are to make any real progress in solving this problem that is so deeply embedded in every aspect of our lives, we must work purposefully for change. We are committed to the work of dismantling racism, learning from one another, and standing in solidarity with all who are harmed by it. Thank you for standing with us.

In collaborations with: Dr. Peter Rojcewicz, Provost; Dr. Fanny Brewster, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council; Dr. Rae Johnson, Academic Senate President; and with the endorsement of Dr. Thyonne Gordon, Chair of The Board of Trustees and Mr. Paul Hudson, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Board of Trustees.

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June 2, 2020

Westmont President #BlackOutTuesday #WestmontPrayerWarriors

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HE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD LAST WEEK has forced us to confront the brutal realities of a society and culture that continue to struggle with racism, hatred, bigotry, and police violence. Our hearts grieve over his tragic and senseless killing along with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and, sadly, so many others. These tragedies are all horrific reminders that hatred and evil exist and should have no place in our society or our world. As a college community, we are committed to the life and teachings of Jesus who taught us to love one another by learning to love our neighbor as ourselves. Learning to live together with difference and learning to love one another is at the heart of a community committed to truthcentered attitudes and other-centered practices. As an enduring testimony to our convictions, we stand with black communities and African Americans everywhere, and we’re committed to work and pray for the day when they will not live in fear or experience oppression because of their race, but can live into the hopes and dreams they carry for their lives and their communities.

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Lori Luhnow Chief of Police, Santa Barbara Police Department

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to have meaningful dialogues with groups who have experienced difficult relationships with law enforcement in the past. They have also enhanced our ability to provide training for our officers on important topics such as principled policing and implicit bias, and to engage local community members to participate in that training. Police officers have a duty to uphold the law. I expect our officers, myself included, to apply the law in a way that prioritizes and respects the sanctity of life. That includes a duty to intervene when officers are acting outside of the law or policy. It is our policy and our moral obligation. I am proud of the officers of the Santa Barbara Police Department. I am exposed every day to the high moral standards, respect, and empathy they demonstrate. We, as sworn officers, are granted the authority to protect our community. We understand that we must do so with a blend of humanity, empathy, and fairness to maintain our public's trust.

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Excerpts from Mayor Cathy Murillo’s Weekly Message



LREADY IN RESPONSE to the demands presented to the community and City Council by Black Lives Matter SB and Juneteenth Santa Barbara, The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation sent a letter requesting that the Historic Landmarks Commission agendize the St. Paul AME Church at 502 Olive Street for designation by the commission. It has been on the potential historic resources list since 1990.

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HE COLLECTIVE UPRISING manifesting across the country in response to the murder of George Floyd is an authentic reaction to the long-rooted racism entrenched in our institutions and culture. We have a lot of work to do. Locally, we must elevate the voices of Black Lives Matter SB and Juneteenth Santa Barbara to lead us in creating a region that truly values Black Lives. We stand in solidarity with the black community both locally and beyond in demanding justice and real change. This moment in time is critical, and we all share the responsibility of actively participating in building a future that is equitable and just for all. It is time.

We stand against violence and racism and for equity and justice. Dear Community Members, I am writing to you today hoping you are safe and well, yet knowing that most are experiencing pain and heartbreak as together we witness the outpouring of emotion that has been caused by yet another tragic death of an African American community member. The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and far too many others reinforce the cruel reality that an entire segment of our population remains vulnerable to prejudice, violence, and racism. Amidst the uncertainties in the country today, one thing is eminently clear: change is overdue. To change, we must do things differently. We must listen differently. We must understand differently. We must act differently. Now is the time to come together. We stand in solidarity with those who are suffering and are grateful for the leadership of our local groups like Juneteenth Santa Barbara and CAUSE, who have been a resource to the Santa Barbara community as we seek to bring greater understanding, compassion and empathy about how systems of oppression are affecting Black and Brown people. As the Santa Barbara Foundation works to build empathetic, inclusive and resilient communities, we know our work begins with protecting the dignity of every individual. We stand against violence and racism and for equity and justice. We embrace a culture of respect for all and we urge you to join us. Sincerely,

Jackie M. Carrera

President & CEO, Santa Barbara Foundation

FEEL IN IT IS MY DUTY as your Mayor to address our current national landscape head on. Over the course of the last week, the videotaped arrest and death of a seemingly passive, middleaged Midwestern black man by force of a white law enforcement officer and his peers – has become a tipping point that has fueled a solidified and collective voice of well-earned righteous indignation. In an instant, our public health conversation has taken a pause to confront a dialogue on race. My heart hurts for the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Most of us can never assume to know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of black America – members of the marginalized community are rightfully scared and angry with a range of emotions. As a Latina, I share a glimpse of the disenfranchisement commonly experienced by people of color. I express my deepest condolences to the Floyd Family and all black Americans. We each grieve his death in our own way. Over the weekend, cities across our nation have become flashpoints of civil unrest. Our local government stands in solidarity with those who choose the pre-ordained right to peacefully protest. To mend wounds, anger must eventually be channeled into introspection, education, and action right here at home. I stand united with our Regional NAACP – as a country – we must prevent what happened to George Floyd and countless other black souls who have lost their lives in situations that are steeped in a system of institutional bias that is pervasive. FBI Director Christopher Wray said it best – opining, the events following Floyd’s death clearly illustrate how quickly public trust can

CAUSE friends and allies,


ODAY, WE’RE MOURNING THE MURDER of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all the black lives taken by police brutallity and in solidarity with the global movement to defend Black lives and transform our justice system towards Black liberation. TRUTH: Black people in the U.S. are three times more likely, than white Americans, to be killed by police. In some parts of the country, black people are more than nine times more likely to be killed by police. The murder of black people at the hands of police should never have been, should not be and must stop. RACIAL HEALING: We all need deep racial healing. Racial healing will begin when racism in America is recognized for the deadly illness and assault to all of our shared humanity that it is. Racism in America has roots to the Mayflower, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria. That’s how deep we have to go. LIBERATION: Let America Be America Again, Langston Hughes (1902-1967) .... (America never was America to me.) …. Who said the free? Not me? Surely not me? The millions on relief today? The millions shot down when we strike? The millions who have nothing for our pay?

be lost. I applaud Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow for her courageous leadership to ensure simultaneous dialogue and action to address race in policing. I have seen first-hand how our police officers engage in compassionate policing. On a daily basis, they contribute to an authentic community relationship that solidifies the public’s trust. The agency provides enhanced technical training on important topics such as principled policing and implicit bias. Moreover, they engage local community members to participate in that training. I want to thank the Santa Barbara Public Library for their contribution to promote a timely literary introspection on race and justice for all. It is through that self-dialogue – we internalize varying perspectives and learn to empathize with people different from us. The Library has curated a list of more than 100 available books on the history of racism, anti-racist work, and how to talk with your child about race. It includes New York Times Best Seller How to Be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi.... Each literary work can be checked out through the Santa Barbara Library’s website via the Overdrive electronic catalog. Last, it is never too late – from young to old – to ask – How do I act on personal bias? How can I question my engrained belief system? Those foundational questions can be properly engaged by way of formal education. ....I call on regional educators to endorse an elementary through high school ethnic studies curriculum. Ethnic Studies provide a complex and truthful history of our country and the people who make up its society. Our students can take pride in their cultural identity and engage in solution-oriented ways to thoughtfully address race as a subject matter....

– Mayor Cathy Murillo

For all the dreams we’ve dreamed And all the songs we’ve sung And all the hopes we’ve held And all the flags we’ve hung The millions who have nothing for our pay— Except the dream that’s almost dead today. …. Oh, yes, I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath— America will be! TAKE ACTION: Follow the demands of Black Lives Matter Santa Barbara: (www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatterSB) Support Juneteenth this June 19th! We must all support Black Liberation. Here are some local places to start: Santa Maria-Lompoc NAACP • Ventura County NAACP • Santa Barbara NAACP • Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara • Central Coast Community Advocacy Coalition • Coffee with a Black Guy Sincerely,


Executive Director, CAUSE

Juneteenth ~ An Annual Celebration


RINGING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TOGETHER to celebrate the freedom of slaves in the United States, Juneteenth is an annual event. Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed of their freedom and immediately danced in the streets. Today Juneteenth honors ancestors and celebrates freedom, while showcasing black joy and culture in Santa Barbara. The community event also honors local black artists, performers, and organizations as well as provides free dancing and singing. This year the event is online on June 19th. www.juneteenthsb.com

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OW ABOUT THE STRANGE WEEKEND WEATHER? Clouds hung over the mountains looking ominously like a storm and the Channel Islands were shrouded in a misty veil, yet the temperatures signaled a warm summer day full of sunshine. The local climate seems to mirror the uncertainty around the South Coast … especially at the harbor. The warm summer-like beach sand was soothing as I sat enjoying the view until a sudden gust of cold air sent me packing. Seriously, I’m confused… The spectacular news is that some of the waterfront eateries are open for business! A crispy waffle with lots of butter tasted awesome on the first day the Breakwater Restaurant at the harbor opened its doors and its umbrella decked patio. The sun suddenly appeared to join the breakfast party and the view was magnificent looking out at the sea of boats beyond. The tables were arranged in a socially distant pattern: tables with chairs welcomed diners, tables without seating defined the appropriate distance between guests. That happy breakfast was the first I’d had out of the house in two months. What a treat! Sadly, right next door to the Breakwater Restaurant, Chuck’s and the Endless Summer restaurants are shuttered for good with the new owners making plans for a new eatery in the historic location. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, in the same building, is still not ready for prime time – per the Governor’s orders. The Museum’s interesting and educational interactive website, however, is definitely up and running with virtual tours, a series of fascinating lectures, and other fun family features. Definitely worth looking at for those of us still being somewhat cautious … as a matter of fact, that would be me and I highly recommend it. Always busy, and never without a waiting crowd, is Sushi Go-Go, located on the corner of the alley. Some tables are located on the walkway, but most

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Why the Housing Shortage in This Pandemic? By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE


E ARE NOW BEGINNING TO FEEL THE RECESSION IN HOUSING caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. What can we say with so many living on the edge because of the loss, or temporary hiatus, of their jobs? There’s still a housing shortage, for starters. What is it looking like? Some homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, but the majority are protected from default proceedings for at least one year, if their mortgages were guaranteed by any of the government-guaranteed GSEs like Fannie, Freddie, FHA, and VA. So no one is expecting defaults to raise the number of homes available for sale. Forbes Magazine reported on a January NAR survey that America’s housing shortage is long lasting. According to their analysis, the market needs a whopping 3.8 million additional new homes to fully meet consumer demand. “Since 2012, nearly ten million new households were formed in the U.S. Only 5.92 million single-family homes were built in that same period, leaving what Javier Vivas, Realtor.com’s director of economic research, calls ‘a nearly insatiable appetite from potential buyers, especially in the lower end of the market.’” Why? Builders were so badly burned by the housing bubble and Great Recession and the lack of entry-level homebuyers (who suffered most from the Great Recession) that they haven’t really begun to catch up to demand. And the recovery in home sales and construction is now largely dependent on how many jobs remain after the pandemic, which in part depends on whether the Senate agrees to more financial aid to state and local governments that employ most of the “essential” workers taking care of our health and safety. NAR’s chief economist Lawrence Yun is surprisingly optimistic about the housing market. “Given the surprising resiliency of the housing market in the midst of the pandemic, the outlook for the remainder of the year has been upgraded for both home sales and prices, with home sales to decline by only eleven percent in 2020 with the median home price projected to increase by four percent,” Yun said. “In the prior forecast, sales were expected to fall by 15 percent and there was no increase in home price.”

Why does he know this? Mortgage application volumes have been picking up in spite of the stay-at-home orders. Home owners and buyers have been taking advantage of the still record-low interest rates to improve their overhead costs. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. “The housing market is continuing its path to recovery as various states reopen, leading to more buyers resuming their home search. Purchase applications increased nine percent last week the sixth consecutive weekly increase and a jump of 54 percent since early April. Additionally, the purchase loan amount has increased steadily in recent weeks and is now at its highest level since mid-March,” said Joel Kan, MBA’s Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting. Both pending and existing-home sales are falling at this time, but maybe not for too long. NAR reports the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, fell 21.8 percent to 69.0 in April. Year-over-year, contract signings shrank 33.8 percent. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And total existing-home sales, www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, dropped 17.8 percent from March to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.33 million in April, said the NAR, also not a surprise, and are down 17.2 percent from a year ago (5.23 million in April 2019). More surprising was that housing prices are still rising, signaling there is still a strong demand because we still have a housing shortage in many markets.The median existing-home price for all housing types in April was $286,800, up 7.4 percent from April 2019 ($267,000), as prices increased in every region. April’s national price increase marks 98 straight months of year-over-year gains. We also know that existing-home inventories are historically low. Total housing inventory at the end of April totaled 1.47 million units, down 1.3 percent from March, and down 19.7 percent from one year ago (1.83 million). Unsold inventory sits at a 4.1-month supply at the current sales pace, up from 3.4-months in March and down from the 4.2-month figure recorded in April 2019, when six months is the historical norm. How many will lose their homes before this recession ends? That is the $64 question. Housing is being remarkably resilient with so many uncertainties. In my opinion, the majority of home owners or wannabe owners have to be in the top ten to 20 percent income brackets not as affected by the pandemic. Alas, that’s because lower-income households that have suffered the most from this pandemic are mostly renters not in any position to own a home. That’s a problem politicians are not yet willing to face but must beware of what the “I can’t breathe” rioters are telling them. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com

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



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

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: 123 E Canon Perdido • 805-965-0093. ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed at this time • • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org. FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed at this time • 805-962-7653. GALLERIE SILO: 118-B Gray Av • 301-379-4669. GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • 805-965-6611. Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara

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www.rosemariecgebhart.com 10 WEST GALLERY: Art4Charity: benefit for Unity Shoppe • Open for 1 hour appts (director@10westgallery.com) & on-line • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org/programs/art-gallery. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Closed at this time • On-line: www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/ online • 805-893-2951. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap. ARTISTE GALLERY: Los Olivos • 805-686-2626. ARTS FUND GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-965-7321. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed at this time • 805-897-3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu. BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 805-966-1707.

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GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Closed at this time • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517.


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CASA DE LA GUERRA: 15 E De la Guerra St • 805-965-0093.

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

CASA DOLORES: Otomi Dream/Sueno Otomi ~ June 30 • José Salazar’s In Sand and Oil; Bandera Ware • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • Tu-Sa 12-4pm • 805-963-1032.

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

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JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed at this time • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Texas ~ April; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • WeSu 12-4pm • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700. LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed at this time • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org.

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Local Author and Artist Mary Freericks Delves into History with Poetry


ENTERING ON HER RUSSIAN MOTHER, who after marriage moved to Iran where she raised a family of three children until the death of her husband and then moved to the United States, Mary Freerick has just published her latest book of poetry book, Furs for a Vegetarian. Her mother, the heroine of the story, Sonia Avakian, went through the Bolshevik Revolution, starvation, the Moscow Academy of Art, and a train trip alone to Tabriz, Iran, while pregnant with her first son, Leopold. Avakian also managed to take her three children to the U.S. on a Victory Ship. The details Freericks shares in Furs for a Vegetarian are eye opening and her poetry evocative. Freericks received her MFA in poetry from Columbia University.

Poet Mary Freericks

When she located in Santa Barbara she also became a visual artist. She taught Poetry-in-the-Classroom for the N.J. State Council on the Arts and for the California Poet in the Schools program. She also enjoys giving public readings of her work. Find Freericks’ lastest book and three of her other books, Blue Watermelon and Cheer for Freedom, also narrative poems, and Creative Puppetry in the Classroom on Amazon.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, many galleries and art venues are closed. Before traveling anywhere, please call ahead or check on-line where many local Galleries and Museums have created on-line exhibitions.

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More Santa Barbara Art in Public Places!

More Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES Malcolm Tuffnell Art Studio


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MISA & MARTIN GALLERY: 619 State St • www.misa-artwork.com. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: See Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In online at www.mcasantabarbara.org • 805-966-5373. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700.

Studio: 1-805-570-5916 GraySpace Gallery: 1-805-689-0858 askew@westmont.edu SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • online resources: https://www.sbma. net/events/videolibrary/studiosundays • https://www.sbma.net/learn/athome • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgz_ EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364. SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Closed at this time • 805-682-4711. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed at this time • 805-617-6421.

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SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Patricia Chidlaw ~ Elsewhere, Paradise; Susan McDonnell: A Quiet Nature; Angela Perko: Just Another Pretty Picture; Leslie Lewis Sigler ~ Belonging ~ July 27 • Call to reserve a private gallery time 9-5:30pm or view on-line: www.sullivangoss.com • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460.

PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging artists with disabilities • 805-260-6705.

ANTA BARBARA’S WANDERING 1ST DISTRICT ARTS COMMISSIONER Mary Harris has continued her neighborhood strolls, documenting Art in Public Places for us all to visit on our socially distant walks. During one of her recent outings she visited the Westside Neighborhood Center (423 West Victoria). There she discovered murals and sculptures, most attributed to the Arts Alliance.

Glowing Clouds, Evening Pines

https://tuffnellarts.wixsite.com/-tuffnell-art-studio 805-965-8950 SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed at this time • 805-688-7889. UCSB LIBRARY: Closed at this time • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: TIME and MEMORY, Christopher Miles juror • www.westmont.edu/museum • 805-565-6162.

Photos by Mary Harris

R. Anthony Askew

This mural located behind Westside Neighborhood Center between Victoria and Anapamu was created by the Arts Alliance and won a Santa Barbara Beautiful Award for Art in Public Places.

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

Collage by

Beverley Jackson

This mural is located in the courtyard of the Center.

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Closed at this time •visit www.santabarbarafineart. com to view: Along The Way West: recent paintings by Michael Drury • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Closed at this time • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Closed at this time • 805-682-4726.

Hedy Price Paley

MorningStar Studio

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed at this time; View lectures, art, & more on-line: www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404.

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We Need Art To Heal Our Minds and Souls Photo Courtesy The Art State

By Edward Goldman / Art Matters

AST WEEK BROUGHT SAD NEWS ABOUT THE DEATH OF CHRISTO, the artist famous for environmental public projects. He was 84 years old. Along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude they created temporary installations which by its immense scale and explosive theatricality continue to stay in our memory decades after being dismantled. Here, in Southern California in 1991 we were lucky to marvel at their “Umbrellas” project. 60 miles north of Los Angeles, along the 5 freeway, 1,760 yellow umbrellas -each 19 feet tall- were installed across the hillsides. I remember driving by this phantasmagorical installation thinking that it looked like golden parachutes descending from the sky.

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Surrounded Islands at Biscayne Bay, Florida (1983)

Copyright Peter Alexander

Dorado by Peter Alexander, (1982)

Last week I received an invitation from Lia Skidmore to visit her gallery in Bergamot Station where she organized a very special tribute to her late husband, Michael Zakian, who for more than 20 years was the director of Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University. I have known Michael through the years and admired his deep knowledge and passion for art. And let me also mention that his home was flooded with thousands of art books. Lia decided to bring part of his library to her gallery, where I and other friends of Michael had a chance to select for ourselves some rare art publications. I particularly cherish the “doorstop” volume dedicated to Rodin’s sculptures that I brought home. It will always remind me of Michael, whose last exhibition at Weisman Museum was dedicated to Rodin.

Installation shot of John Chiara’s Dust of Angels at ROSEGALLERY

Photo by Edward Goldman

So my friends, let me finish today’s Art Matters with a photo of a glass of Rosé that I raised on my friend’s patio in Marina Del Rey. There we saluted Mother Nature for its beauty and thanked art for its healing power. Editorial Note: During this unique time, VOICE has decided to introduce our readers to Edward Goldman, who, for more than 30 years, was art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM. Along the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post and developed a strong digital following.

Photo by Edward Goldman

Recently exchanging emails with Stephen Glassman, I was intrigued to see the images of his new sculptures combining his trademark material, bamboo, with bird’s feathers. Stephen invited me to visit his studio in Topanga Canyon during the weekend. Take a look at the photo I shot there with his sculptures breathing and flying in the air so effortlessly….

PA and PE by Peter Alexander (1990), Acrylic and oil on canvas

Saluting sunset at Marina Del Rey

While in Bergamot Station, I decided to check out if any other galleries were open. Lucky for me, ROSEGALLERY was open and I was able to view the solo exhibition, Dust of Angels by San Francisco based photographer, John Chiara. In the series of his one of a kind photos made last year in Budapest, Hungary. Chiara “push the boundaries of photography” using a giant hand-built camera that he enters to create a unique print. The resulting photos are mysterious and hauntingly ghostly. Like some other LA-based galleries, ROSEGALLERY, is open to visit by appointment.

Skidmore Gallery in Memory of Michael Zakian

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Image Courtesy Craig Krull Gallery

Another important artist whose work will continue to stay in our memory, is Los Angeles artist Peter Alexander, who passed away last week. He was 81 years old. Considered to be one of the key figures in LA’s Light and Space movement, he is particularly remembered for his translucent resin, geometric sculptures. But what I remember the most about him was being amused and seduced by his paintings on black velvet, with illusion of floating in a night sky or diving deep into the ocean. And every time I fly back to LA at night and the plane descends over the city’s shimmering lights I think of Peter’s stunning paintings capturing the nighttime magic of our City of Angels. You may want to read a particularly moving tribute to Peter Alexander by his friend Craig Krull who exhibited Peter’s art in his gallery for the last three decades here.

Photo Courtesy Lia Skidmore

Among Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s many Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Umbrellas project at Tejon Ranch, (1991) stunning public projects, I dream about their 1983, “Surrounded Islands” in Biscayne Bay, Florida. There, a few small islands were wrapped in miles of pink fabric floating on the water’s surface. I think about this project as a unique artistic fusion of masculine and feminine energy.

Stephen Glassman in his studio in Topanga Canyon

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