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Ulysses by Jean-Pierre Hebert. Photo Harrison Tasoff

Art

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A creative Approach to Art

Statement

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Police Chief Lori Luhnow makes a public statement to the community 17

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Grand Jury

2020 Saint Barbara

Teresa Kuskey Nowak

Movie Theaters are closed

City Councilmember Michael Jordan talks with Jerry Roberts

Stigma

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Concern for Pets raised during the pandemic

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*Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 13, *19 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 *SB County Grand Jury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 *SB Police Chief Lori Luhnow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 - 2 3 , 2 5 UCSB LAUNCH PAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additonal stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com *COVID-19 information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * 30, 31-33

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Findings and Recommendations from the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury 14,

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UCSB Study looks at impact of stigma

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A Santa Barbara tradition of remembering the city’s namesake and patron saint, Teresa Kuskey Nowak, selected by Native Daughters of the Golden West, will represent Saint Barbara at this year’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta activites. www.ndgw.org VOICE Magazine cover story see page

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THANK YOU SANTA BARBARA

from all of us at the Santa Barbara Symphony! Together, in donations big and small, YOU helped us raise $328,000 in just our final two months, ending our fiscal year strong during COVID-19. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CAMPAIGN LEAD DONORS: Dan & Meg Burnham Sarah Chrisman Brooks & Kate Firestone

Janet Garufis Patricia Gregory Daniel & Mandy Hochman

Ann Jackson Family Foundation Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp Sara Miller McCune

Montecito Bank & Trust Joan Rutkowski

Sonos, Inc. Anne Towbes

2019/20 SEASON SPONSORS: Principal Sponsors: David & Chris Chernof Roger & Sarah Chrisman Daniel & Mandy Hochman Montecito Bank & Trust

Concert Sponsors: Dan & Meg Burnham Casa Dorinda Artist Sponsors: David & Chris Chernof Brooks & Kate Firestone

Nancy & Fred Golden Christine A. Green Patricia A. Gregory for the Baker Foundation Santa Barbara Symphony Board of Directors

Selection Sponsors: Susan Aberle JoAnne Ando Gail Beust Barbara Burger & Paul Munch

Sam & Alene Hedgpeth Joan E. Jacobs Hans Koellner & Karin Jacobson Chris Lancashire & Catherine Gee

Arthur G. Swalley & Arlington Financial Advisors John Trotti & Karen Drown Dr. Robert W. Weinman

Corporate Sponsors: Mission Audio/Video Impulse Additional Sponsors: Susan Lundt John & Ruth Matuszeski

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONORS THIS SEASON! Our 2019/20 Symphony Musician Sponsors, Guest Artist Sponsors, Selection Sponsors, Music Education Scholarship donors, Community & Business Funders, and ALL who help us create impact year-round. { All Symphony donors since the beginning of our 2019/20 season } Susan Aberle • Royce Adams & Jane Brody • Guenter & June Ahlers • Catherine L. Albanese • Todd & Allyson Aldrich • Amanda Allen • M. & C. Amer • Carol Anderson • Cynthia Anderson • Susan M. 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By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers www.newsmakerswithjr.com

B CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MIKE JORDAN brought his brand of plain-spoken candor to Newsmakers on Tuesday, pushing back against efforts by some colleagues, business and development leaders to purge top City Hall executives. “People are full of crap thinking that, if you’re unhappy, now is the time to start jettisoning executive team members, or department head members of the staff,” Jordan said in an interview about the politics and policies of current city controversies. “I mean really, what the hell is your plan?” he added. Jordan remarks offered the latest glimpse at a political drama that has played out largely behindthe-scenes at City Hall in recent months, amid an effort by developer Ed St. George and some commercial property owners to oust Community Development Director George Buell and secure four council votes to fire City Administrator Paul Casey. Buell announced his resignation last month, as political pressure mounted over chronic frustration with permit, inspection, and enforcement operations

in his department, a move that came just days after council member Oscar Gutierrez called for his ouster, during his own appearance on Newsmakers. It was an unusual public declaration for a council member to make, because such hiring and firing decisions rest with the Administrator under the charter, and Jordan made clear he considers the incident to have crossed an important line. “I found it shocking, both on a personal level and on a procedural level,” he said of Oscar’s comments. “I can’t imagine being an elected official and breaking through that level, making public comments about public employees while they’re still employed...It borders on illegal and it certainly was inappropriate.” While acknowledging problems with Community Development –“we’ve lost a sense of customer service” – Jordan said Buell’s departure now means that the department will be without a leader during the six to twelve months it will take to search for, recruit, hire, and bring a replacement to Santa Barbara, and probably another several years before a new executive is firmly established here. “I would propose to you that I would much rather, personally – not my call – but personally, would have much rather worked with the incumbent

well when you’re trying to jettison people, cause over that three year period and tried to make (him), a vacuum, and then just see what comes into that whatever the shortcomings were, much more vacuum without a plan.” effective,” he told us. In a wide-ranging discussion “What you’re seeing is a small, very of other issues, Jordan also vocal group, development oriented, defended Casey’s management of looking for heads to scalp,” he added. the city; talked in detail about the “There are council members who are unusual development agreement susceptible to that type of chatter.” between the city and developers Underlying the issues with of the controversial 711 North Community Development, Jordan said, Milpas project and affirmed his is broader, heightened tension between commitment to build a new police the city’s traditional slow-growth station with Measure C funds. policies, which the department long While saying he won’t run has enabled and enforced, and more for mayor next year, he expressed recent efforts to jumpstart construction sympathy for Mayor Cathy of more housing and fire up business SB Councilmember Mike Jordan Murillo in the face of community development in a local economy that opprobrium dealt her amid the was lagging even before the pandemic city’s overlapping emergencies; offered a glass-halfshutdown: full take on the future of State Street and declared “The silly secret...is, yes there are things to the need for the local government to become improve, yes, the development community really more “nimble” in using “adaptive management” wants to improve them, and are very vocal, to the techniques as it tries to navigate the current era of extent of sometimes being obscene. But for every historic, interlocking global and national crises. one of those, there are three white, middle-aged He also had some choice words for those who voters in San Roque, the Mesa, or those types of districts that are happy about the way Santa Barbara refuse to adapt their behavior to the demands of the pandemic. processes growth. “I’m so frustrated with people that are ignoring “They are slow growth, no growth, they like the look of Santa Barbara and they don’t have a problem the simplest of things...staying apart even when you go out...and declining to put a mask on,” Mike said. with that. And that’s the balancing act, of trying to work with both of those sides and (it) doesn’t work “It drives me bananas.” Courtesy Photo

City Hall Turmoil: Mike Jordan Decries “Small Vocal Group... Looking for Heads to Scalp”

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Watch the entire interview with Mike Jordan at: https://www.newsmakerswithjr.com/post/city-hall-turmoilmike-jordan-decries-small-vocal-group-looking-for-heads-to-scalp?postId=5f0557d32788820017d031b4 Listen to the podcast version at: https://soundcloud.com/user-915471161/mike-jordan-santa-barbara-city-council-july-7-2020 Jerry Roberts is a California journalist who writes, blogs and hosts a TV talk show about politics, policy and media. Former political editor, editorial page editor and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, he serves as student adviser for the Daily Nexus newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. He is the author of Never Let Them See You Cry, a biography of Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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JLSB Welcomes Incoming President Valerie Amparan and Recognizes Leaders

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HE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SANTA BARBARA CELEBRATED its leaders recently, including welcoming in a new President Valerie Amparan. She will be stepping into the shoes of outgoing President, Lindsay Cortina. The League also recognized and honored sustainer Lynn Brown as 2019-20 Sustainer of the Year and bestowed the 201920 President’s Award on Kelly Johnson.

Outgoing President Lindsay Cortina has been a member of the JLSB since 2012. Prior to serving as JLSB President, served as Technology Chair, Communications Chair, and Council Director. During her presidency, Cortina led members through unprecedented times. Lindsay Cortina Responding to the coronavirus pandemic which halted social gatherings, she guided the organization through the hard and correct decision to postpone the League’s Spring Fundraiser. Even though the League was faced with new challenges never before experienced, Cortina communicated to the League how to best continue with its mission and vision by following the stay-at-home mandates and conducting meetings and events virtually. Outside of the League, Cortina is the Director of Organizational Initiatives at Sansum Clinic, where she oversees the implementation of strategic projects and programs aimed at furthering the Clinic’s mission, vision, values, and strategic plan. Incoming President, Valerie Amparan, also a member since 2012, has held a wide variety of positions in the League including Signature Project Chair, Community Council Director, ComProg Chair, Senior SPAC, Junior SPAC, Spring Fundraiser Co-Chair, and New Member Project Valerie Amparan Chair. Amparan brings the passion of giving back to her community in all of the roles in the League and plans to continue to focus on advocacy, community relations, partnerships, and fundraising during her Presidency. Professionally, Amparan works at AppFolio in sales. She has two children with husband Gabe Amparan. Each year the League awards the Sustainer of the Year award to a sustainer that goes above and beyond in the community. The 2019-20 Sustainer of the Year recipient, Lynn Brown has a storied history with

the League, as well as deep volunteer roots in the Santa Barbara community. She is retired from a more than 30 year career in Fortune 200 companies, specializing in corporate communications, including community relations, philanthropy, social media, internal communications, media Lynn Brown relations, speechwriting, entertainment marketing, advertising, and reputation management. She held leadership positions at Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Greyhound, and Waste Management. During that time she received the PR Week Multicultural Marketing Campaign of the Year award and the Gold SABRE for the 40th Anniversary Freedom Rides Celebration. Brown is now an artist who works out of a studio at her home. Her current board affiliations include: Pacific Pride Foundation, Trustee Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Junior League of Santa Barbara Sustainer Council, and SBMA Women’s Board. Kelly Johnson was recognized with the President's Award for the 2019-2020 League year. The President's Award is given to a member who has excelled in their position and improved the League in lasting and permanent ways. As Nominating Director, Johnson was responsible for filling all leadership roles for Kelly Johnson the 2020-2021 year. She was also tasked with overseeing a governance split, which was a complete reorganization of our leadership positions. This required her to lead us through a complete overhaul of our Board and Management Team. She handled this new and challenging rollout with competence, grace, and enthusiasm. She is the ultimate professional and we are so thankful to have her leadership in our League. The League looks forward to a productive and powerful new year with plenty of growth opportunities for new leaders and members alike. Amparan and the JLSB Recruitment Committee are hosting several socially-distanced informational sessions throughout the summer. For more information and opportunities to join the League, visit www.JLSantaBarbara.org or contact Join@JLSantaBarbara.org.

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SBMA Welcomes New Trustees

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HE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART recently introduced their newest Board of Trustees for 2020–21: Kate Feldstein, Timothy O. Fisher, David Jackson, and Carol MacCorkle. They will serve under the leadership of returning Board Chair Patricia Aoyama. Their term began July 1st.

For 30 years, Kate Feldstein was President of Economics Studies, Inc., an economic consulting firm she cofounded with her late husband Martin Feldstein. She also served on a number of corporate boards, including Bank of America, Bell South, Conrail, and Knight Ridder/McClatchy. Feldstein has also been active in several nonprofit organizations in the arts, education, and healthcare. She currently serves as a trustee of The Frick Collection and is an honorary trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior board service includes Catholic Charities Kate Feldstein of Boston, McLean Hospital, Simmons College, and the Winsor School. She is a collector with particular interest in 17th-century Dutch landscapes. Feldstein received a BA from Radcliffe and a PhD in Economics from MIT. A native Bostonian, she recently became a part-time resident of Santa Barbara, and is delighted to be located close to two of her grandchildren, who live with their parents in Pacific Palisades. Her two other grandchildren and their parents are based in New York, where Feldstein spends part of each year. Timothy O. Fisher is a retired Senior Vice President of The Hillman Company, where he continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. The Hillman Company is a private, family owned investment company located in Pittsburgh, PA with a broadly diversified portfolio focused on alternative assets. Fisher was employed with The Hillman Company in various capacities since 1972, and his former oversight responsibilities included Hillman’s private equity, hedge fund, and long-only equity portfolios. Fisher currently serves as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries LLC, a craft spirits distiller. He is a director of Timothy O. Fisher HealthyMee, an innovative software company serving the healthcare sector. Fisher serves on the advisory boards of Owl Ventures, March Capital, Treilantic Capital, and Fernbrook Convergence, and is a special adviser to Three Ocean Partners, a boutique investment bank headquartered in New York, NY. Born and raised in New England, Fisher resides in Pittsburgh; Holderness, NH; and Santa Barbara. Over the past three decades, he has played an active role conserving land in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, working with the Squam Lakes Association, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, and the Squam Lakes Conservation Society. Fisher currently serves on the Advisory Council of the UCSB Arts & Lectures program and is Vice Chair of the Granada Theater. He received a BA from the University of Denver in 1971 and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden School of Business in 1976. David Jackson has over ten years of experience working in philanthropy with a focus and passion for the arts and education. Working from the Zegar Family Foundation’s (ZFF) New York-based office, he helped increase the number of grantees in this field, partnering with T.E.A.K. Fellowship among others. After finishing graduate studies at Columbia, he began working in development for the Little Orchestra Society in New York and helped launch the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center in Los Angeles. Jackson lives in Santa Barbara, dedicating his time to researching potential grantees for ZFF, and expanding the Foundation’s outreach to more organizations committed to improving education standards for all students, from pre-school through college.

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Carol MacCorkle and her husband, Emmett “Mac” MacCorkle (deceased) moved from Menlo Park to Santa Barbara in 2018 after having been frequent visitors to this area. She enjoyed a 40-year career as a residential real estate broker in Silicon Valley, and was an active member in the community, including President of the MenloAtherton Board of Realtors, and participated on boards of the Menlo Circus Club and the De Saisset Museum of Art at Santa Clara University. A graduate of Cornell University, MacCorkle has been active in alumni affairs, and was a founder and Chair of the President’s Council Carol MacCorkle of Cornell Women (PCCW), which provides support for women faculty and women graduates. Additionally, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Cornell and, currently, has the honor of being a Presidential Councillor.


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At the Forefront Virtual Series

Virtual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner

Congressman Adam Schiff will be the special guest at the Virtual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner, an event to benefit the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party. The private virtual sponsor reception begins at 6pm on Sunday, July 26th, dinner will be from 6:20 to 7:20pm and the silent auction opens online July 12th. For tickets ($75/$50) visit:

Personal Stories Group 2, the second in a series of true stories performed by their authors, released as a payper-view video and filmed at Center Stage, will be available on their website. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a password and link to the stories. For tickets ($10-$50) visit: www.CenterStageTheater.org.

Library Sidewalk Service Locations Added

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PATH leadership and staff will convene for Ending Homelessness During Crisis, on Thursday, July 16th at 12pm and will discuss how PATH is supporting people experiencing homelessness in our community during the concurrent crises we are facing today - the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against systemic racism. RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/y7fuxzk6

Learn about The Goleta Kelp Reef Restoration Project with Chris Goldblatt on Thursday, July 16th at 7pm during SB Maritime Museum’s free monthly lecture via Zoom. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y9pl7g99 Aprende sobre el Proyecto de Restauración del Arrecife de Algas de Goleta con Chris Goldblatt el jueves, 16 de julio a las 7pm durante la conferencia mensual gratuita del Museo Marítimo de SB a través de Zoom. Regístrate en: https://tinyurl.com/y9pl7g99

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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Opens to Non-Members

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will open to the general public on Friday, July 10th from Friday to Tuesday, 10am to 5pm, and to members only from 9am to 10am. No reservations are required, but visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. The Garden has partnered with Cottage Health, who will serve as its official ‘health and wellness partner.’

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Center Stage’s Personal Stories

Since Center Stage can’t open yet for performances, they are bringing some great stories to your home.

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Zoom Webinar: The Goleta Kelp Reef Restoration Project

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Free Summer Cinema

Enjoy “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” when UCSB Arts & Lectures kicks off their Free Summer

Paul K. Chappell, Peace Literacy Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Dr. Shari Clough, Oregon State University Philosophy Professor and the Peace Literacy Curriculum Coordinator will co-facilitate two, multi-day Peace Literacy workshops that will delve into issues that address humanity’s ability to thrive in the 21st century. The first workshop begins Sunday, July 19th from 2 to 6pm (EDT) via Zoom. Register (pay what you can between $150 to $350) at: www.peaceliteracy.org/workshops

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SB Maritime Museum’s monthly lecture program via Zoom continues with Chris Goldblatt’s presentation, The Goleta Kelp Reef Restoration Project, on July 16th at 7pm. During the free lecture, learn about the Restoration Project that aims to create 220 acres of offshore reef systems with manufactured fish reef units and quarry rock. Register at:

On Monday, the Santa Barbara Public Library began Sidewalk Service at Eastside, Montecito, and Carpinteria locations in addition to Central Library. Days and times for each location vary. Book drops will also be open at each location during Sidewalk Service hours. This contactless pickup service is only available to SBPL cardholders. Remember to wear masks or face covering and follow all social distancing guidelines. For detailed instructions on how to pick up your holds using this service, visit

Paul K. Chappell, Director de Alfabetización de Paz de Nuclear Age Peace Foundation y la Dra. Shari Clough, Profesora de Filosofía de la Universidad Estatal de Oregón y Coordinadora del Currículo de Alfabetización de Paz cofacilitarán dos talleres de alfabetización de paz de varios días que profundizarán en temas que abordan la capacidad de la humanidad para prosperar en el siglo XXI. El primer taller comienza el domingo, 19 de julio de 2 a 6pm (EDT) a través de Zoom. Regístrate (paga lo que puedas entre $150 y $350) en: www.peaceliteracy.org/workshops

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Virtual Safari SB TICKET UCSB Arts & Lectures kicks off their Free Summer Cinema, “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” on July 15th at 8:30pm with a screening of A League of Their Own. The series will feature six weeks of family-friendly films about overcoming the odds on Wednesday evenings from July 15th through August 19th at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu UCSB Arts & Lectures inicia su Cine de Verano Gratuito, “Películas bajo las estrellas en tu auto” el 15 de julio a las 8:30pm con una proyección de A League of They Own. La serie presentará seis semanas de películas familiares sobre cómo superar las probabilidades los miércoles por la noche del 15 de julio al 19 de agosto en el West Wind Drive-In en Santa Bárbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Cinema on July 15th with A League of Their Own. The series will feature six weeks of family-friendly films about overcoming the odds on Wednesday evenings at 8:30pm from July 15th through August 19th at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. For more info visit

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Abstract Art Collective Virtual Art Talk Author, journalist, and teacher Marilyn Chase will be discussing her current book, Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa published by Chronicle Books during the virtual art talk on Friday, July 10th at 11am. The book tells the story of a determined young artist who rebounds after being imprisoned in WWII for her Japanese American roots. To register, email: aacpublicrelations@gmail.com

Launching Your Telemental Health Practice Webinar

Join SimplePractice for an exclusive webinar with BoardCertified Telemental Health Counselor Michael Jones on Friday, July 17th at 12pm. Jones will share how you can successfully launch your telemental health practice. Register for free at

a socially-distanced, audience-safe event at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 16th, at 8pm. Tickets priced per car: $50 to $170 (two people per car) are available at

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Peace Literacy Summer Workshops

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Peace Literacy Institute will hold two, multi-day Peace Literacy workshops that will delve into the question, What if people everywhere were as well-trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war? among many other issues that address humanity’s ability to thrive in the 21st century. The first workshop, Peace Literacy in the Classroom: Healing Trauma, Navigating Technology, and Protecting Humanity’s Future, will begin Sunday, July 19th, 2 to 6pm with follow up meetings on Thursday evenings, from July 23rd to August 6th, from 7 to 9:30pm (all times in EDT). The second workshop, Leadership Skills for Surviving the 21st Century, begins Sunday, August 9th. For more info and to register (pay what you can between $150-$350) visit: www.peaceliteracy.org/workshops

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Ventura Music Festival Drive-In Concert

Enjoy the sound of American roots music at its finest when the Ventura Music Festival presents its first Drive-In Concert featuring J2B2, John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, in

Due to COVID-19 precautions taking place, event cancellations are fluid at this time. Please follow up with event organizers to confirm the event is still taking place.

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El liderazgo y el personal de PATH se reunirán para Poner fin a la falta de vivienda durante la crisis, el jueves, 16 de julio a las 12pm y discutirán cómo PATH está apoyando a las personas que experimentan la falta de vivienda en la comunidad durante las crisis concurrentes que enfrentamos hoy: la pandemia COVID-19 y la lucha contra el racismo sistémico. Haz tu reserva en: https://tinyurl. com/y7fuxzk6

Cena virtual de Roosevelt-Hamer

El congresista Adam Schiff será el invitado especial para la cena virtual Roosevelt-Hamer, un evento a beneficio del Partido Demócrata del condado de Santa Bárbara. La recepción privada y virtual para los patrocinadores comienza a las 6pm el domingo, 26 de julio, la cena será de 6:20 a 7:20pm y la subasta silenciosa se abre en línea el 12 de julio. Para boletos ($75 / $50) visita: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rh20

Para la subasta silenciosa visita: www.sbdems.org/silent-auction

El Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara abre al público en general El Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara estará abierto al público en general empezando el viernes, 10 de

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Ongoing Opportunities MUSEUMS & THE ARTS

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-fromhome Virtual Summer Camps will continue through the summer for children ages four to 12. New dates have been added: July 20 to 24, July 27 to 31, August 3 to 7, and August 10 to 14. To register visit: https://camps.sbnature.org

julio, de viernes a martes de 10am a 5pm, y solo para los miembros de 9 a 10am. No se requieren reservaciones, pero los visitantes deben usar un cubre bocas y practicar el distanciamiento social. El Jardín se ha asociado con Cottage Health, que servirá como su “socio oficial de salud y bienestar.” www.sbbg.org

Seminario web de Zoom: Proyecto de restauración del arrecife de algas de Goleta

El programa de conferencias mensuales a través de Zoom del Museo Marítimo de SB continúa con la presentación de Chris Goldblatt, El Proyecto de Restauración del Arrecife de Algas de Goleta, el 16 de julio a las 7pm. Durante la conferencia gratuita, aprende sobre el Proyecto de Restauración que tiene como objetivo crear 220 acres de sistemas de arrecifes en alta mar con unidades de arrecifes de peces fabricados y rocas de cantera. Registrate en: https://tinyurl.com/y9pl7g99

Historias personales de Center Stage Dado que Center Stage aún no puede abrir para presentaciones, traeran algunas grandes historias a tu hogar. Historias personales Grupo 2, el segundo de una serie de historias reales realizadas por sus autores, lanzado como un video de pago por visión y filmado en Center

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. 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

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 UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with

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

Stage estará disponible en su sitio web. Después de comprar tu boleto, recibirás una contraseña y un enlace a las historias. Para boletos ($10-$50) visita: www.CenterStageTheater.org.

Lugares añadidos para Servicio de acera de biblioteca

El lunes, la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara comenzó el Servicio de Acera en las ubicaciones de Eastside, Montecito y Carpinteria, además de la Biblioteca Central. Los días y horarios de cada ubicación varían. Las entregas de libros también estarán abiertas en cada lugar durante las horas de Servicio de Acera. Este servicio de recogida sin contacto solo está disponible para los titulares de tarjetas SBPL. Recuerda usar máscaras o cubrirse la boca y seguir todas las pautas de distanciamiento social. Para obtener instrucciones detalladas sobre cómo recoger tus reservas con este servicio, visita https://tinyurl.com/ y7pkvas7

Cine de verano gratuito de UCSB Arts & Lectures

Disfruta de “Películas bajo las estrellas en tu auto” cuando UCSB Arts & Lectures inicie su Cine de verano gratuito el 15 de julio con A League of They Own. La serie contará con seis semanas de películas familiares sobre como superar las probabilidades los miércoles por la noche a las 8:30pm del 15 de julio al 19 de agosto en el West Wind Drive-In en Santa Bárbara. Para más información visita www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

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 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

Charla virtual de arte con el Abstract Art Collective

La autora, periodista y maestra Marilyn Chase discutirá su libro actual, Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa, publicado por Chronicle Books durante la charla virtual de arte el viernes, 10 de julio a las 11am. El libro cuenta la historia de una joven artista decidida que se recupera después de ser encarcelada en la Segunda Guerra Mundial por sus raíces japonesas americanas. Para registrarte, envía un correo electrónico a: aacpublicrelations@gmail.com

Seminario web: Lanzando tu práctica de salud telemental

Únete a SimplePractice para un seminario web exclusivo con el Consejero de Salud Telemental Certificado por la Junta Michael Jones el viernes, 17 de julio a las 12pm. Jones compartirá cómo puede iniciar con éxito su práctica de salud telemental. Regístrate gratis en https://tinyurl.com/ybtaog24

Concierto de Autocinema por el Festival de música de Ventura

Disfruta del sonido de la música de raíces americanas en su máxima expresión cuando el Festival de música de Ventura presente su primer Concierto de Autocinema con J2B2, John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, en un evento socialmente distante y

July 10, 2020 seguro para el público en el Ventura Fairgrounds el jueves, 16 de julio, a las 8pm. Los boletos, por automóvil: $50 a $170 (dos personas por automóvil) están disponibles en

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Talleres de verano de Alfabetización de paz

El Instituto de Alfabetización de Paz del Nuclear Age Peace Foundation llevará a cabo dos talleres de alfabetización de paz de varios días que profundizarán en la pregunta: ¿Qué pasaría si las personas en todas partes estuvieran tan bien capacitadas para hacer la paz como los soldados están en hacer guerra? entre muchos otros temas que abordan la capacidad de la humanidad para prosperar en el siglo XXI. El primer taller, Alfabetización de paz en el aula: Curando el trauma, navegando por la tecnología y protegiendo el futuro de la humanidad, comenzará el domingo, 19 de julio de 2 a 6pm con reuniones de seguimiento los jueves por la noche, del 23 de julio al 6 de agosto, de 7 a 9:30pm (todas las horas en EDT). El segundo taller, Habilidades de liderazgo para sobrevivir al siglo XXI, comienza el domingo, 9 de agosto. Para más información y para registrarte (paga lo que puedas entre $150- $350) visita: www.peaceliteracy.org/workshops

Debido a las precauciones de COVID-19, las cancelaciones de eventos son fluidas en este momento. Informate con los organizadores del evento para confirmar que el evento aún se está llevando a cabo.

MUSIC Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays: Old Spanish Days will present a live-streamed concert series, every Friday in July, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Programming includes popular local bands, local dance acts, and history segments.The series will be streamed for free on the Fiesta website, Facebook, and YouTube pages and archived and broadcasted on TV Santa Barbara, community access channels 17 & 71. www.sbfiesta.org/live-stream

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

Music Academy of the West Summer Festival: If you are hungry for classical musical performances, MAW continues to provide a range of musical experiences via their Music Academy Remote Learning Institute program. Visit Concert Hall Online to enjoy videos that are added each weekday at 5pm and visit their Resonance Blog for even more including classes, lectures, and entries by Academy fellows and faculty. www.musicacademy.org/blog https://tinyurl.com/y7edqcqu

Rubicon Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Concert Series: Rubicon patrons will be able to enjoy a series of five 75-minute concerts from the safety and comfort of their cars (parked six feet apart) in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds from July 6th through September 9th. Concerts begin at 8pm. For tickets ($15 to $99.50) visit www.rubicontheatre.org

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

LAUNCH PAD Alone, Together: If you missed UCSB Theatre/Dance’s live presentation of the LAUNCH PAD Alone, Together Zoom Festival of monologues and short plays, the videos of all four chapters will be available for viewing through July 4th at: www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/news/ event/817#video

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

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Turning Points in Thought From Film Via Zoom Fridays at 6pm with Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD

Movies are available on Kanopy. Watch the movie before the discussion.

Summer 2020 Movies:

July 10: Colette (2018) Dir: Wash Westmoreland; Writers: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland; Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West. 1hr 51 min.

July 17: Danny Collins (2015) Writer/ Director: Dan Fogelman; Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer; Bobby Cannavale. 1 hr 46 min. July 24: Brian Banks (2018) Dir: Tom Shadyac; Writer: Doug Atchison; Stars: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd. 1hr 39 min.

July 31: 20th Century Women (2016) Dir: Mike Mills. Writer: Mike Mills. Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup. 1 hr 59 min. August 7: Trumbo (2015) Dir: Jay Roach; Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook (book); Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren. 2hr 4 min. August 14: To Be Announced

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Ongoing Opportunities Continued OUTDOORS The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/gaviota_coast_walks Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve during expanded hours on Weekends from 10am to 4pm (first and third weekends of the month) and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk 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 SB Museum of Natural History has opened its outdoor exhibits to Members only by reservation. Members will have access to wander through hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely in the Butterflies Alive! exhibit and then explore the Backyard and shady wooded areas along Mission Creek. Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Reservations will be scheduled with staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. All visitors are required to wear face masks. To reserve a Self-Guided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Birdwatchers have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via Zoom until further notice Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15pm. Each week will focus on a different topic. Join the current meeting by visiting www.carpwithoutcars.org/carpinteria-birdwatching-classes

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS 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 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. Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Cottage’s free online resources page offers fun and educational

of the classical repertoire. As another special treat, viewers will also get the chance to hear world-renowned Israeli pianists Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg performing Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Movement I. In January of this year, Santa Barbara Symphony audiences were thrilled with the duo’s performance of a unique arrangement for piano four-hands and strings based on Johannes Brahms’ G minor Piano Quartet, Op. 25. The broadcast will also include the Symphony’s very own Paula Fehrenbach, long-time cellist with the Symphony performing alongside Brian Head on guitar. The duo will play Heitor Villa-Lobos, Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, arr. Brian Head. Nina Yoshida Nelsen, Mezzo Soprano, will also appear in the episode, performing Georges Bizet, Carmen, The Card Aria with accompaniment by Joshua Quinn on piano. Yoshida Nelsen has performed with the Symphony many times over the years, beginning as a violinist in the Symphony’s youth orchestra before going on to sing in main roles in opera productions.

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 https://tinyurl.com/yc6t9uxa To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ffq28m Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Several organizations are hosting webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline. org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://santabarbara.score. org/content/take-workshop-35; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: While activities at the Friendship Center are currently on hold, the center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485 Meeting ID: 257-870-485 Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/FriendshipCenterSB/ AHA! Free Online Workshops: From topics such as Body Image During Corona to Parenting in Place to Couples’ Issues in Extreme Conditions, AHA! therapists and coaches are offering free online workshops. Preregistration is required. For a complete schedule and to register visit https://ahasb.org/ 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 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: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx 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 https://tinyurl.com/yc6ynu6z Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6

“Sundays with the Symphony” will be screened live on July 19th at 3:30pm (PDT) and can be accessed via the Symphony website at www.thesymphony.org/livestream. A follow-up watch party will be presented on the Symphony’s Facebook page at 7pm.

Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It explores the notion of a racialzoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.” Watch the video https://tinyurl.com/ybncdsct or listen to the podcast https://tinyurl.com/ydgsowpm

classes continue on Friday, July 10th and July 17th from 6 to 7:30pm. Each 90-minute event includes story, poetry, and a Q&A session. To register ($20/class) visit: www.mosaicvoices.org/events Young Writers Camp Online: South Coast Writing Project, an education non-profit out of UCSB, is taking their camps online and by donation-only. Beginning July 20th, they will be offering five virtual camps for kids entering fourth through 12 grade who enjoy writing. Courses will be led by credentialed teachers via Zoom. Registration is open on a first come, first serve basis. To register visit https:// scwripyoungwriters.wordpress.com

TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change: TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual talks to address two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism. The online events will be free and broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesdays at 4pm through December 2020. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com

Art Without Limits’ HIVE Mentorship Classes begin July 15th and run for four weeks. Taught by professionals, classes are intended for ages seven through 21 and include Digital Photography, Latin Guitar & Singing, Acting & Filmmaking, Music, and Painting. Each class is free and taught over Zoom. To register visit https://tinyurl. com/yafyqurj

The Work of Michael Meade: Join Meade for a new live online series about the healing and renewal of both the individual psyche and the collective soul of society. The two remaining

Upcoming Events

SBIFF Family Film Fun – Lilo & Stitch: Get ready to crashland on Earth with experiment #626 in this week’s Family Fun Film Lilo & Stitch. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y9jgotdz 2020 Summer Dream Tending Online Workshop:Twoday Online Workshop (July 11th and 12th) to build practical skills grounded in traditional and emerging methods of dreamwork. The Dream Tending methods were developed by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat. To register ($199/$175) visit: https://tinyurl.com/yahbg6oc Hershey Felder: Beethoven Live stream: Hershey Felder brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life when Ensemble Theatre Co. presents a live stream of Hershey Felder: Beethoven on Sunday, July 12th at 5pm. For access ($55/household + handling fees) visit: https://tinyurl.com/ya4zyj57 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, July 13th at 7pm. Pre-registration is required. To register email pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com MCASB In Conversation with Genevieve Gaignard: The second part of a virtual conversation with artist Genevieve Gaignard and MCASB Curator Alexandra Terry to learn more about MCASB’s current exhibition Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In will take place on Wednesday, July 15th from 2 to 3:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y75jp6v3 Sundays with the Symphony: The next episode of “Sundays with the Symphony” on July 19th at 3:30pm (PDT), produced by local videographer and storyteller David Bazemore, will feature an interview and performance by violinist Gilles Apap, and other world-renowned guests

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HE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY’S popular live broadcast series, “Sundays with the Symphony” continues on July 19th at 3:30pm (PDT), with an additional watch-party scheduled for 7pm. Curated and hosted by Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, viewers will get the chance to visit with critically acclaimed musicians who perform all over the globe but still maintain a special connection to the Santa Barbara Symphony. “Wherever they are in the world, our musicians and guest performers remain a part of the Santa Barbara Symphony family,” shared Kabaretti. “Though we miss performing for audiences at the Granada Theatre, we know we are very lucky to find new ways to share the music we love with our community.” This next broadcast, produced by local videographer and storyteller David Bazemore, features an interview and performance by violinist Gilles Apap, who served as a Santa Barbara Symphony concertmaster for a decade. Hailed as a true violinist of the 21st century by Yehudi Menuhin, Apap has built an international reputation for combining musical styles as diverse as old-time American, Irish, and Gypsy fiddling within the construct

Hershey Felder brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life when Ensemble Theatre Co. presents a live stream of Hershey Felder: Beethoven on Sunday, July 12th at 5pm. To pay for access visit: https://tinyurl.com/ya4zyj57 Hershey Felder da vida a Ludwig van Beethoven cuando Ensemble Theater Co. presente una transmisión en vivo de Hershey Felder: Beethoven el domingo, 12 de julio a las 5pm. Para pagar por el acceso visita: https://tinyurl.com/ya4zyj57

who maintain a special connection to the Symphony. Additional watch-party is scheduled for 7pm. https://thesymphony.org/livestream/stream Researchers with GRIT: Some of UCSB’s most accomplished faculty members will introduce their current research to summer students and to the community during a series of free lectures taking place Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm via Zoom. Carolina Arias will give the next talk on July 13th. To register for the talks visit: www.news.ucsb.edu/2020/019957/researchers-grit


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This Year’s Saint Barbara Can Dance!

Teresa Kuskey Nowak Selected To Portray Saint Barbara

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TRADITION BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1602 with interior of the reconstructed Chapel, and attending celebrations. the naming of the Channel Islands, Saint Barbara is “I grew up watching a man who continually gave to his remembered annually during Old Spanish Days Fiesta. community, often anonymously. His influence is why I give my This year, Teresa Kuskey Nowak will portray Saint all to community events. I know he would have been beaming Barbara during the celebration. Reina del Mar Parlor No. 126, with pride. And I do feel he will be on this journey with me. I Native Daughters of the Golden West made the selection and dedicate my Santa Barbara reign in his honor and in honor of introduced her to the community at the Mission Historical Park all those who work passionately in their communities preserving in Santa Barbara on June 25th. Kuskey Nowak is a member of the history with kindness, leadership, and honor. I cannot think Native Daughters of the Golden West, founded of a better time to show community love in 1901. Saint Barbara is the city’s patron saint. and support than in troubled times,” stated “I am proud of my town and community,” Kuskey Nowak. I cannot think of a commented Kuskey Nowak. “It is a complete The Santa Barbara Channel was named better time to show honor to represent Saint Barbara.” for Saint Barbara during the Vizcaíno community love Kuskey Nowak, a professional dancer, grew expedition in late 1602. In the eighteenth and support than in up in Santa Barbara and attended Montessori century, the royal Spanish presidio fortress troubled times. and Vieja Valley grade schools, San Roque School (1782) and Mission Santa Barbara (1786) – Teresa Kuskey Nowak for middle school, Bishop Garcia Diego High were named in her honor. She is the patroness 2020 Saint Barbara School, and U.C.S.B. She has been a professional of protection from lightning and calamity, ballet dancer, a ballet teacher, an event and is revered by artillerymen, mariners, and planner, and is director of the local award-winning La Boheme architects, according to historian Mary Louise Days. Professional Dance and Entertainment Group. Kuskey Nowak is a third generation Santa Barbaran. Her With a Fiesta theme of Vamos a Bailar, Kuskey Nowak will be late father was a local dentist, and her mother is Mariana Teresa kicking up her heels dressed in the saint’s traditional white gown, Summerhill Kuskey. Teresa’s aunt is professional photographer scarlet cape, and a golden crown. She will carry the martyr’s palm Priscilla, who is a former Saint Barbara and a past president of frond and a golden chalice. For social events she will wear an Reina del Mar Parlor. Dr. Kuskey’s mother, Mary Agnes O’Shea ivory Spanish-style floor-length dress and a mantilla. In past years Kuskey, was born in Santa Barbara. Teresa Kuskey Nowak is Kuskey Nowak has performed for Fiesta and danced with Las married to Raymond Nowak and they have six children. A Fiesteras and Baile de California. She has also participated in many member of the parlor for five years, the new Saint Barbara is local patriotic events, parades, Special Olympics, and fundraisers. chairman of the Veterans Welfare Committee, representing the The 2020 Saint Barbara was inspired by her father’s civic parlor at patriotic commemorations and collecting items for and preservation activities with the Presidio State Historic Park. veterans’ centers. She has also assisted with the parlor’s civic and Dr. Garvan Kuskey was a past president and a longtime board social events. member of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Among the awards Nowak has received are Local Hero which operates the Park. Kuskey Nowak has fond memories of from the Santa Barbara Independent, an Apogee award for her youthful adventures with archaeological digs, painting parts of the education work through dance, and a 2020 finalist award by the

Back: Portraying St. Barbara 2020, Teresa Kuskey Nowak and her husband, Raymond Nowak. Center: her family: mother: Mariana Kuskey and children: Lucia, Luke, Christina, and Dan. Front: Mikey and Ray.

Women’s Economic Ventures Spirit of Entrepreneurship. The Native Daughters of the Golden West is a statewide organization of women founded in 1886. It has a long history of involvement with contributions to historic preservation, veterans’ welfare, conservation, California mission restoration, the N.D.G.W. Children’s Foundation charity, patriotic activities, and college scholarships. Reina del Mar Parlor No. 126 was chartered in Santa Barbara on April 20, 1901. It is well known for its Old Spanish Days Fiesta activities, child welfare work, over one hundred years of mission preservation, plaque dedications at historic buildings, veterans’ welfare, and civic participation.

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Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club Joins United Organization in a Historic Merger Photo courtesy of United Boys & Girls Clubs of SBC

Community members gathered in the entrance of the Santa Barbara Boys and Girls Club building on E. Canon Perdido Street downtown to tie blue ribbons, signifying the merging of the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club with the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County recently. “All we really want is to help kids in our community and we’re better at this together than separate,” said Tony Vallejo, president of the United Boys and Girls Club board. A dream that finally Tony Vallejo, David Bolton, Michael Baker, and Laurie Leis came to fruition after eight months of deliberation and planning, Santa Barbara Boys and Girls Club joined the United organization to serve more than 5,000 youth from Carpinteria to Lompoc. This is the first time that all Roger Aceves and Michael Baker clubs in the area will operate together since the oldest Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1938. “Since opening its doors for the first time in 1938, the Downtown Club has built a tremendous history,” said David Bolton, president of the Santa Barbara Boys and Girls Club. “Together the clubs will continue to enhance the lives of countless youth in such a positive way.” The merging of these two organizations will ensure that all kids, regardless of where they live, will have access to the same benefits to put them on their way to a path of success. By merging the two organizations, more programs and scholarships will be available to community youth. The announcement of the merger came Monday, the same day the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club reopened their doors to community youth. Both organizations hope the announcement will serve as a boost for the Thaddeus Sparkman reopening of the youth summer club. United will now focus on reopening additional clubs throughout the region to focus on youth that have fallen behind in homeschooling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Michael Baker will continue to serve as the CEO of the United Boys and Girls Club and Laurie Leis has joined United to serve as the Executive Vice President of Advancement.

4th of July

John Blankenship, Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

This year a Montecito 4th of July vehicle parade cavorted over several streets due to COVID-19 concerns about having a walking parade. Participants, masked and not, turned out in support. Festive displays were set up Carpinteria to Goleta, adding to the Independence Day Spirit.

Santa Barbara 911 lines were inundated with illegal fireworks calls Saturday night. Without the annual beach show that draws thousands, the street shows took over for hours with aerial shots and explosives. Dispatchers called out locations in bulk.

Old Spanish Days Fiesta - Live!

Shark Sighting The sighting of a 14 to 15 foot Great White Shark feeding on a sea lion near the one mile buoy outside the Santa Barbara Harbor led to the posting of a 24 hour Shark Advisory on Sunday, July 5th. We all know it is the natural environment for sharks, so no need to tell me sharks live in the ocean etc., but our waterfront officials know it is better to notify us than not.

In addition to Independence Day celebrations, the holiday weekend also brought the first installment of Old Spanish Days is live in Santa Barbara! Every Friday evening at 5:30pm, the festival will present a program of livestreamed music, dance, and festivites via Facebook. Next up, Spencer the Gardener will be featured on July 10th. Find more info at: www.facebook.com/ oldspanishdaysfiesta/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CPR&eid=ARAC6xUbPNntU4p2LWxjEzUk VCsKiKxvbt1-wTV0eiuz30QRtnv49lDGGf_Q_baUMrbUhsGNdSwA1r8

El Presidente Erik Davis

Photo by Rene Lomeli

Rare Jelly Fish in Local Waters A rare 2-foot diameter - purple striped jelly fish usually found near Monterey (Chrysaora Colorata) was spotted in Santa Barbara waters over the weekend. It was observed and photographed by kayaker Rene Lomeli.

Spirit of Fiesta Alena Velasco

John Palminteri

El Presidente Erik Davis and La Primera Dama Angelique Davis

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Pets Are Family - Especially During the Pandemic By M. Arroyo, Captain, Strategic Operations & Personnel / SBPD

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HE SANTA BARBARA POLICE DEPARTMENT is concerned about the pandemic’s effect on the furry family members of those that become sick. On July 7th, a Santa Barbara Police Animal Control Officer bravely put on personal protective gear and entered the residence of a COVID-19 patient currently in the hospital. Two animals were located, a small dog and cat. The owner of the animals called police over concerns for the animals’ wellbeing. The owner wished to surrender ownership due to the seriousness of the owner’s illness; putting the pets interests first. The animals will be placed in quarantine for 14 days, with animal care providers carefully monitoring them.

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members to protect them from a possible infection. • Because there is a small risk that people with COVID-19 could spread the virus to animals, CDC recommends that pet owners limit their pet’s interaction with people outside their household. • Keep cats indoors when possible and do not let them roam freely outside. • Walk dogs on a leash at least six feet (two meters) away from others.

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Making Space for Feelings as a Way of Strengthening Sense of Self

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By Kolmi Majumdar, Hospice of Santa Barbara

OR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE RECENTLY, or long ago, some of the feelings connected with loss of normalcy due to the pandemic may be particularly difficult. We may find ourselves having “old feelings.” The feelings may be combined with sensations in the body – such as tightness, achiness, agitation, or heaviness. These may remind us of yet other troubles and experiences we’ve been through. New feelings may also be coming up that seem foreign to us. We may feel, “this isn’t like me.” Previous ways of coping with our feelings may be less available, or they may not work as well as they used to. I am going to share a simple process for making space for difficult or stuck feelings that can nurture your sense of self, that core sense of who you are that can grow and strengthen in hardship, as well as in good times. Often our deep feelings are gateways to a personal knowledge of self. At the same time, when feelings are overwhelming or we get stuck in them, they can override our ability to feel present and live our lives. Much of the time, our feelings are complex. I think of feelings as the energy that moves or stagnates along a natural river. The water is the essential self, yet the movement and shape of the river gives it life and uniqueness.

Process Suggestions for Making Space for Difficult or Stuck Feelings

• Make some space for the feeling or sensation. Take a few breaths on purpose. Get support for your body.

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• Notice the feeling when it comes up. Take a moment to just acknowledge, “I’m feeling something difficult or stuck.” Perhaps you might notice a sensation in your body.

You might… Slow down if you’ve been moving fast Stand up, feel your feet on the floor Lean against a wall Get up and walk a little Sit down in a chair or on the floor with your back against a firm surface Lay down on the floor • Become curious about the feeling or sensation. Just notice how it feels to be curious about the feeling or sensation while having some support for your body. • Notice how the feeling or sensation is changing as it moves down the river or how it may be clarifying like water settling in a deep pool. • Name the feeling or sensation, keep it simple or be descriptive if you like. Maybe Sadness or Frustration, maybe Prickly Tense Sadness… • Greet the feeling – verbally greet your feeling or sensation, say “Hello….” If you do this process with enough time, you might ask the feeling or sensation what it has to say and allow yourself the imaginative space to listen for an answer. • Thank your feeling and thank yourself for making space and taking time. If you’re in a context where you aren’t able to take much time, even a few moments with one of these steps can help for now. You can set an intention to touch back into your feelings and sensations at a later time. Making space for feelings and sensations as a regular practice can support you in strengthening a core sense of who you are. Making space for feelings and sensations can help us grow a more spacious sense of self for meeting life.

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Grand Jury Reports

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Summary The action taken by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors to certify the development of a robust cannabis industry as the primary objective of the cannabis ordinances has altered the quality of life in Santa Barbara County, perhaps forever. The fulfillment of that objective dictated the actions taken by the Board from the excessive allowance of licenses and acreage, creation of an unverified affidavit system, ignoring widespread odor complaints, not acknowledging the conflict between cannabis cultivation and traditional agriculture, to rejecting the environmentally superior alternatives of limited cannabis development. Instead of a balanced approach carefully evaluating how the cannabis industry would be compatible, both as to amount of acreage and location, the Board simply opened the floodgates. These ordinances must be amended.

Resumen La acción tomada por la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Santa Bárbara para certificar el desarrollo de una industria sólida del cannabis como el objetivo principal de las ordenanzas sobre el cannabis ha alterado la calidad de vida en el Condado de Santa Bárbara, tal vez para siempre. El cumplimiento de ese objetivo dictó las acciones tomadas por la Junta desde la concesión excesiva de licencias y acres, la creación de un sistema de declaración jurada no verificado, ignorando las quejas de olor generalizadas, sin reconocer el conflicto entre el cultivo de cannabis y la agricultura tradicional, para rechazar las alternativas ambientalmente superiores de desarrollo limitado de cannabis. En lugar de un enfoque equilibrado que evalúe cuidadosamente cómo la industria del cannabis sería compatible, tanto en cuanto a la superficie cultivada como a la ubicación, la Junta simplemente abrió las compuertas. Estas ordenanzas deben ser enmendadas.

Findings and Recommendations Finding 1 The impact of cannabis production on the health and welfare of Santa Barbara County residents was inadequately weighed and considered by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Recommendation 1a That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department Director to prepare Environmental Impact Reports addressing each region of Santa Barbara County after holding public hearings to evaluate public concerns. Recommendation 1b That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department Director to develop Project Objectives for the Environmental Impact Reports that reflect a balance between cannabis, traditional agriculture, and the residents of Santa Barbara County. Finding 2 The creation of a non-Brown Act Ad Hoc Sub Committee that was not open to the public led to a lack of transparency and distrust by Santa Barbara County residents. Recommendation 2 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors require all future Ad Hoc Sub Committees be open to the public and subject to the Brown Act. Finding 3 The Board of Supervisors granted nearly unfettered access to cannabis growers and industry lobbyists that was undisclosed to the public during the creation of the cannabis ordinances. Recommendation 3 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors develop standards that require Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors members to publicly disclose all access granted to lobbying individuals or groups, especially while a matter involving these individuals or groups is before the Board of Supervisors. Finding 4 The conflict between cannabis production and traditional agriculture is a major concern for the continued existence of certain segments of traditional agriculture in Santa Barbara County. Recommendation 4a That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors amend the Land Use and Development Code and Article II, the Coastal Zoning Ordinance to require all pending cannabis land use permit applications be subject to a Conditional Use Permit review. Recommendation 4b That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors amend the County’s Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves and Farmland Security Zones to declare that cannabis cultivation and related facilities are compatible uses on contracted land instead of as an agricultural use.

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Finding 5 The amount of cannabis production allowed under the current cannabis ordinances is excessive and has led to overconcentration in some portions of Santa Barbara County. Recommendation 5a That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors require all applicants

with cannabis use and development permit applications and licenses pending, who claim legal non-conforming status, to prove their claimed status before the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. Recommendation 5b That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department Director, in conjunction with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, to eradicate all cannabis grown on acreage claimed under Legal NonConforming status when the cannabis operator fails to demonstrate to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission that the planting of cannabis occurred prior to January 19, 2016. Recommendation 5c That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department Director to deny permits for the growth of cannabis on acreage claimed under Legal Non-Conforming status when the cannabis operator fails to demonstrate to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission that the planting of cannabis occurred prior to January 19, 2016.

Instead of a balanced approach carefully evaluating how the cannabis industry would be compatible, both as to amount of acreage and location, the Board simply opened the floodgates. These ordinances must be amended.

Finding 6 The approval by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors of an unverified affidavit system does not require proof of prior cannabis operations to establish eligibility to continue to grow cannabis as a legal non-conforming use. Recommendation 6 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors require all applicants with cannabis use and development permit applications and licenses pending, who claim legal nonconforming status, to prove their claimed status before the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. Finding 7 The affidavit system does not require proof of prior scope of the cannabis acreage. Recommendation 7a That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department Director, in conjunction with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, to eradicate all cannabis grown on acreage claimed under Legal NonConforming status when the cannabis operator fails to demonstrate to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission that the planting of cannabis occurred prior to January 19, 2016. Recommendation 7b That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department Director to deny permits for the growth of cannabis on acreage claimed under Legal Non-Conforming status when the cannabis operator fails to

demonstrate to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission that the planting of cannabis occurred prior to January 19, 2016. Finding 8 The option taken by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors to tax cannabis cultivation using a Gross Receipts method was less reliable than the Square Footage method used by the vast majority of California counties. Recommendation 8 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors amend Ordinance 5026 to tax cannabis cultivation using the Square Footage method. Finding 9 The Santa Barbara County Treasurer-Tax Collector was not included in the creation of the tax portions of the cannabis ordinance. Recommendation 9 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors require that all future ordinances that involve taxation require the Santa Barbara County Treasurer-Tax Collector be involved in the creation of the ordinance. Finding 10 Members of the Santa Barbara County Chief Executive Officer’s office and Santa Barbara County Planning and Development staffs unduly and without apparent Board knowledge successfully sought changes to the April 26, 2019 Cannabis Advisory from the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, an independent agency, eliminating a one mile buffer recommendation. Finding 11 There has not been effective odor control at the boundary of cannabis cultivation and related activities, resulting in significant public outcry about odor, quality of life and health concerns. Recommendation 11 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors suspend all County unpermitted cannabis operations until proof of odor control at the boundary of their operation is accepted by the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. Finding 12 The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors does not have a written Code of Ethics to formalize its ethical standards and guide its decision making processes. Recommendation 12a That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors establish, staff and empower an independent Ethics Commission with oversight over the Board and its staff members. Recommendation 12b That the independent Ethics Commission develop a Code of Ethics, review Board activities on a periodic and as needed basis for compliance, and share its findings with the public. Recommendation 12c That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors require all its members to publicly disclose receipt of campaign contributions from donors who have matters pending a decision by the Board. Recommendation 12d That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors require those members receiving campaign contributions from donors with matters pending a decision, to recuse themselves from those matters or return the campaign contributions. This report was issued by the Grand Jury with the exception of a grand juror who wanted to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest. That grand juror was excluded from all parts of the investigation, including interviews, deliberations, and the writing and approval of this report.


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Summary The 2019-20 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury (Jury) received a request for investigation expressing concern that the City of Santa Barbara Community Development Department (CDD) was poorly run with an unhelpful staff. The request went on to describe frustration with the length of time to obtain even the most basic of permits. The Jury investigated the CDD and its planning permit process, the effect of the current fee structure on development, its management, the culture within the department, its approach to customer service, and the growth philosophy of the City of Santa Barbara. As a result, the Jury determined that there is a lack of strong leadership at several levels, insufficient coordination and communication between the Building and Safety Division and the Planning Division, an impression of a slow growth policy, inconsistent customer service and a fee structure which could be a deterrent to building development.

Resumen El Gran Jurado (Jurado) del Condado de Santa Bárbara 2019-2020 recibió una solicitud de investigación expresando preocupación porque el Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario (DDC) de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara estaba mal administrado con un personal inútil. La solicitud continuó describiendo la frustración con el período de tiempo para obtener los permisos más básicos. El jurado investigó la DDC y su proceso de permisos de planificación, el efecto de la estructura de tarifas actual en el desarrollo, su gestión, la cultura dentro del departamento, su enfoque del servicio al cliente y la filosofía de crecimiento de la ciudad de Santa Bárbara. Como resultado, el Jurado determinó que hay una falta de liderazgo fuerte en varios niveles, coordinación y comunicación insuficientes entre la División de Construcción y Seguridad y la División de Planificación, una impresión de una política de crecimiento lento, servicio al cliente inconsistente y una estructura de tarifas que podría ser un elemento disuasorio para el desarrollo de la construcción.

Findings and Recommendations Finding 1 There has often been criticism by those that interact with the Community Development Department. Recommendation 1 That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to develop and present a series of public workshops to explain its processes and procedures and address questions and concerns from the public. Finding 2 The length of time to get a permit issued by the Community Development Department can be discouragingly long. Recommendation 2 That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to establish and adhere to reasonable definitive timelines for issuing permits.

Finding 3 There is a perception by many who interact with the Community Development Department that some staff do not favor growth. Recommendation 3 That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department leadership team to collaborate with staff to help shift its culture from a perceived slow growth approach to a dynamic growth approach. Finding 4 There is a lack of coordination and communication and an inefficient work flow between the Planning and Building and Safety Divisions within the Community Development Department. Recommendation 4a That the City of Santa Barbara share the results of the “Land Development and Construction Permitting Workflow and Organizational Study” with the Community Development Department staff and direct that the Department implement appropriate recommendations for reorganization and streamlining in a timely manner. Recommendation 4b That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to consider consolidating all Building and Zoning ministerial approval processes under one staff team, with one manager and budget. Recommendation 4c That, if Recommendation 4b cannot be implemented, the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to do building and zoning review and approval before a building permit application is accepted. Recommendation 4d That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Planning and Building and Safety Division leaders to brief their employees on each other’s functions, so there is a better understanding of where and why they need to coordinate. Recommendation 4e That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department leadership team to make promotion of teamwork as a part of every Community Development Department annual employee performance review. Finding 5 A morale problem exists in the Community Development Department. Recommendation 5 That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to hire an outside consultant to identify causes for low morale, and recommend solutions for improving working conditions, teamwork and employeemanagement relations. Finding 6 The current City of Santa Barbara’s permitting fee structure discourages development. Recommendation 6a That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department leadership to review and analyze its permit fee structure to determine if there are acceptable ways to lower fees, create additional incentives or both to offset costs. Recommendation 6b That the City of Santa Barbara fund some costs of the Community Development Department and eliminate the need for the department to be self-sustaining. Finding 7 There is ineffective oversight and leadership from upper management. Recommendation 7 That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to hire an outside consultant to work with upper management to improve management and oversight skills. Finding 8 There is inadequate staff training in the Community Development Department. Recommendation 8a That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to review and update the training requirements, including customer service, for each position within the

department. Recommendation 8b That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to develop comprehensive training programs for all staff positions with target dates to complete new, refresher and cross training. Recommendation 8c That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to develop a strong mentoring program within the Department.

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Finding 9 There is inconsistent application of building codes in the Community Development Department. Recommendation 9a That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department to develop, conduct and update building code training sessions for all Department employees that have occasion to use or apply codes, with refreshers when there are code changes. Recommendation 9b That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Development Department upper management to identify a building code expert from within the Department who can answer employee technical questions and settle in a timely manner any internal application issues that might arise. Recommendation 9c That the City of Santa Barbara direct the Community Develop0ment Department upper management to ensure that all building codes are interpreted consistently.

The Jury determined that there is a lack of strong leadership at several levels, insufficient coordination and communication between the Building and Safety Division and the Planning Division, an impression of a slow growth policy, inconsistent customer service and a fee structure which could be a deterrent to building development.

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By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

KAY… SO WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Oh, that’s right, the Fourth of July weekend! As quiet or rowdy as it might have been, I hope everyone had a wonderful time, either virtually, on the Tube watching former celebrations, chasing down a freaked out family pet hiding due to the non-firework explosions, or in real time enjoying the harbor in this beautiful warm weather. Still trying to decide whether the clock is moving too fast or way to slowly, an object lesson in speed and place via Einstein’s Special Theory. After informing you of the potential opening of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and, before that, the Santa Barbara Natural History’s Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, guess what? Something - or nothing - happened (depending on your point of view)! The museums,

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parking lots, beaches, and other venues were shuttered over the weekend to help curb COVID-19’s current spike (a wise decision!). Needless to say, the museum openings won’t take place as scheduled, and it looks like, at the very least, it won’t be until the end of the month for another opening announcement … but then, it’s all relative, right? Although the beaches were officially closed, business was booming at the restaurants along Cabrillo Boulevard that offered outdoor seating. Stearns Wharf came in a close second with visitors wandering leisurely up and down the length of the pier. No doubt the closure of the parking lots served as a deterrent to what might have been a much bigger turnout, but the crowds came nonetheless to enjoy the long weekend. Looking down at the beaches from the wharf and those along the boulevard, most strands seemed to be in compliance with the limited access requirements: a close eye kept by Santa Barbara’s finest may have helped. The main event at the Santa Barbara harbor continues to be water sports and last weekend was no exception. From my spot on the pier, it definitely was the Center Ring for the holiday weekend with boogie boards and surfboard related activities (accessible from the beaches) as well as kayaks, jet skis, motor boats, and sailboats up and down the shoreline. The Santa Barbara Yacht Club hosted its second regatta of the summer Margarita Series in perfect racing conditions with just the right wind. I couldn’t resist snapping a picture from the beach as the boats flew by. The normal Apres-race festivities

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which usually take place inside the Club seem a thing of the past, at least for the moment. The winners were announced virtually in a video posted on SBYC Facebook page and a libation that will remain nameless in a sealed bottle was handed out to the winners of each division - virtually, of course. This has definitely been a different July 4th here in Santa Barbara. People - that is, most people - are feeling cautious, walking a little more slowly, keeping a wide berth away from others, and wearing masks in crowded places. Fortunately masks are required entering an interior space for our protection as well as that of others. The passing of time and place continue to remain relative in this global pandemic. Nonetheless we make plans, we adjust daily to the changes, and move ahead caring for our loved ones, reaching out to friends, and to the community – at a distance of six feet. Or as a talking head via our New Best Friend, Zoom! Be sure to stay safe, have fun, continue to be creative, and stay tuned!

Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com

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A Message from Lori Luhnow, Chief of Police in the City of Santa Barbara:

Un mensaje de Lori Luhnow, jefe de policía en la ciudad de Santa Bárbara:

SBPD officers), you haven’t spent much OMMUNICATION IS time with our officers. FUNDAMENTAL to how we Below are several items that have relate to one another. People been requested and demanded by various are able to convey how they organizations of local and national concern see and experience the world through which are already implemented at our communication. We are able to develop empathy and change our views of the world department. through listening to other’s perspectives. POLICY We also send strong The Santa Barbara and impactful messages Police Department by what we choose Policy Manual requires Not to say. I have de-escalation measures, recently listened to, and a duty to intercede when spoken, much about wrong doing is witnessed, contemporary policing, duty to preserve life and police accountability, render aid regardless and how we as an agency of circumstance. respond to the changes Discrimination is of in societal norms and course prohibited, so are expectations. But I choke holds. All uses of would be remiss if I force are required to be didn’t address a void. documented. We need to publicly IMPLICIT BIAS express support for the & PRINCIPLED fine women and men POLICING TRAINING of the Santa Barbara Lori Luhnow, Chief of Police The Santa Barbara Police Department. Police Department What hasn’t been said trains officers in matters. It matters to the officers and partnership with Santa Barbara based Just detectives who, day in and day out, respond Communities. The implicit bias training to our community when they call for help. exceeds state mandates and includes It matters to the men and women who community panels and a Psychology answer the thousands of calls for help from Professor who specializes in implicit bias. our community which have not ended up in national controversial social media COMMUNITY TRANSPARENCY posts. It matters to the families of these Assembly Bill 1421 allows public officers, who see all over media outlets, access through a standard public records hateful messages about police and threats request to access information pertinent against their lives because they wear a blue to all sustained violations (police officer (or tan) uniform. Being files) which include: proud of our officers and dishonesty/perjury/ wanting police to evolve evidence tampering; These are difficult times. as a profession are not sexual assault; all I respect those who contradictory concepts. officer involved demand equity and The officers of the shootings/related peacefully protest against Santa Barbara Police deaths. systemic racism. I stand Department have SBPD reports with you. It is not your fight. been practitioners of all use of force Its our fight. Everyone owns important concepts such incidents resulting it. But I also stand with the as de-escalation and in serious bodily meaningful community men and women of this injury and/or the dialogue for years. Yes, police department. discharge of a firearm we constantly work to to the California — Lori Luhnow improve from evidenceDepartment of based practices and push Justice. ourselves to expand Community our worldview, as all law enforcement members sit on interview panels for all and other government agencies should promotional interviews for Sergeant and do. But let’s recognize our local officers Lieutenants. for the fine service they provide, while SBPD VOICES dialogue is an evidencecontinuing to move forward and participate based community conversation model in nationwide calls for systemic changes in recognized by the International Association the criminal justice system. Thank you to of Chiefs of Police and has been highlighted those individuals in the community who in policing publications. have stopped our officers on the sidewalk to SBPD Volunteers in Policing (VIP say thank you, and taken the time to send program) brings the community into the handwritten notes of support. police department in official positions. These are difficult times. I respect those It allows community to engage with who demand equity and peacefully protest other civilians who are ambassadors of against systemic racism. I stand with you. the department. Each brings outside It is not your fight. Its our fight. Everyone perspective to/expertise to department owns it. But I also stand with the men and culture. That fosters a relationship between women of this police department. If you officers and civilian community. think you have to choose between the two (fighting systemic racism or supporting

a los oficiales de SBPD), entonces no ha A COMUNICACIÓN ES pasado mucho tiempo con nuestros oficiales. FUNDAMENTAL para relacionarnos A continuación les ofrecemos varios unos con otros. Las personas pueden artículos que ya están implementados transmitir cómo ven y experimentan en nuestro departamento y que han sido el mundo a través de la comunicación. solicitado y exigido por varias organizaciones Podemos desarrollar empatía y cambiar de interés local y nacional. nuestra visión del mundo al escuchar las perspectivas de los demás. También POLÍTICA enviamos mensajes fuertes e impactantes por El Manual de Políticas del Departamento lo que elegimos no decir. Recientemente he de Policía de Santa Bárbara requiere escuchado y hablado mucho sobre la policía medidas de la desescalación, un deber de contemporánea, la responsabilidad policial y interceder cuando se atestigua un acto cómo nosotros como agencia respondemos indebido, el deber de preservación de a los cambios en las normas y expectativas vida y prestar ayuda independientemente sociales. Pero sería negligente si no abordara de las circunstancias. Por supuesto, la un vacío que existe. discriminación está prohibida, al igual Necesitamos expresar públicamente que los estrangulamientos. Se requiere que el apoyo a las honorables mujeres y todos los instantes de uso de la fuerza estén hombres del Departamento de Policía documentados. de Santa Bárbara. Lo que no se ha dicho SESGO IMPLÍCITO Y EL aún sí importa. Es importante para los ENTRENAMENTO BASADO EN agentes de policía y los detectives que, día PRINCIPIOS DE tras día, responden a POLÍTICAS nuestra comunidad El Departamento Estos son tiempos difíciles. cuando solicitan ayuda. de Policía de Santa Es importante para los Le tengo respeto a Bárbara entrena hombres y mujeres que quienes exigen equidad y a los agentes en responden a las miles protestan pacíficamente colaboración con la de llamadas de ayuda de contra el racismo organización local nuestra comunidad, las sistémico. Estoy con Just Communities. cuales no han terminado usted. No es su lucha. El entrenamiento de en publicaciones Es nuestra lucha. Todos sesgo implícito excede controversiales en las redes poseemos esta lucha. Pero los mandatos estatales sociales nacionales. e incluye paneles también estoy con los Es importante para las comunitarios y un hombres y mujeres de este familias de estos policías, profesor de psicología departamento de policía. que ven mensajes de que se especializa en odio por los medios de — Lori Luhnow sesgo implícito. comunicación y amenazas contra su vida porque usan TRANSPARENCIA el uniforme azul COMUNITARIA (o marrón claro). La Ley 1421 de la Asamblea permite Estar orgullosos de nuestros agentes el acceso público a través de una solicitud policiales y querer que la policía evolucione estándar de registros públicos para acceder como profesión no son conceptos a información pertinente a las violaciones contradictorios. sostenidas (archivos de oficiales de policía) Los agentes del Departamento de que incluyen: deshonestidad / perjurio / Policía de Santa Bárbara han practicado manipulación de evidencia; agresión sexual; conceptos importantes como la desescalación disparos de arma de fuego que involucran a situacional y el diálogo comunitario agentes de policía / muertes relacionadas. significativo durante años. Sí, trabajamos SBPD le informa al Departamento de constantemente para mejorar las prácticas Justicia de California sobre los incidentes basadas en la evidencia y nos esforzamos de uso fuerza que resulten en lesiones por expandir nuestra visión global, como corporales graves y / o la descarga de un deberían hacer todas las agencias policiales y arma de fuego. otras agencias gubernamentales. Miembros de la comunidad forman Pero reconozcamos a nuestros oficiales una parte la composición del panel de locales por el excelente servicio que entrevistadores en el proceso de entrevistas brindan, mientras continuamos avanzando promocionales para las posiciones de y participando en la llamada nacional sargento y teniente. para cambios sistémicos en el sistema de El diálogo SBPD VOICES es un modelo justicia penal. Gracias a las personas de la de conversación comunitaria basado en comunidad que han detenido a nuestros evidencia reconocido por la Asociación oficiales por las calles para darles las gracias Internacional de Jefes de Policía y se ha y que se han tomado el tiempo para enviar destacado en publicaciones policiales. notas de apoyo escritas a mano. SBPD Voluntarios Policiales (programa Estos son tiempos difíciles. Le tengo VIP) trae a la comunidad al departamento respeto a quienes exigen equidad y protestan de policía en puestos oficiales. Permite a la pacíficamente contra el racismo sistémico. comunidad relacionarse con otros civiles Estoy con usted. No es su lucha. Es nuestra que son embajadores del departamento. lucha. Todos poseemos esta lucha. Pero Cada uno de los participantes aporta una también estoy con los hombres y mujeres de perspectiva y experiencia externa a la cultura este departamento de policía. del departamento. Eso engendra una relación Si piensa que tiene que elegir entre los entre los oficiales policiales y la comunidad dos (combatir el racismo sistémico o apoyar civil.

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OBEL LAUREATE AND NY TIMES COLUMNIST PAUL KRUGMAN has said it would probably take something on the scale of an alien invasion to create the emergency programs and policies that would benefit all Americans today, such as another New Deal that brought the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Well, it looks like we have an alien invasion with the new coronavirus pandemic infecting and killing so many. But can we unite to revive a new, New Deal spirit that government is the solution, and this alien coronavirus is the problem? We need government programs and leadership similar to that which enabled us to survive the Great Depression and win WWII. That is the only way we can not only stop the spread of COVID-19, but revive the American economy. This will mean, in part, to establish policies that counter the massive transfer of wealth from workers to the owners of capital since the 1970s that now total $1 trillion annually, per an excellent NY Times article in the Sunday Review section. Other countries are already enacting variations of New Deal policies that either pay companies directly to retain their workers, or support unemployed workers with a much more generous social safety net. The U.S. must first find a way to bridge the yawning income gap that exists between the workers and the owners of capital. It is a fact that the 40 percent of working Americans most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic really have no savings for such emergencies as the pandemic, in part because they earn less than a living wage in jobs like meat packing or warehousing, in retail or leisure and hospitality. And more than 30 states are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 infection rates that probably means a reversing of the re-openings since May of facilities that cater to large public gatherings, such as restaurants and bars. What is a living wage? A living wage earner is really anyone that earns at least $15 per hour. Just do the math for a 40-hour work week, and there are only a few states that even have a $15 per hour minimum wage target. It comes to earnings of $2,580 per month, and $30,960 per year. Nearly one-third of American households, 29 percent, live in “lower class” households, the Pew Research Center found in a 2018 report. The median income of that group was $25,624 in 2016. That means many of the 40 percent of workers are, or were, middle class per PEW’s classification. Some good news is that the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported its non-manufacturing index surged to it largest single-month percentage-point increase in the NMI® since its debut in 1997. It’s telling us the service sector of the economy is growing again, but from a lower starting point. “The NMI® registered 57.1 percent, 11.7 percentage points higher than the May reading of 45.4 percent,” said the report. “This reading

represents growth in the non-manufacturing sector after a two-month period of contraction preceded by 122 straight months of expansion.” It is a sign the consumer sector (that makes up two-thirds of economic activity) is coming back to life. But how many consumers can take advantage of its services with some 15 million still out of work? A University of Chicago-Beckman Institute survey, also per the NY Times article, found that 68 percent of the unemployed have unemployment insurance incomes with the $600 per week addition in the CARES Act (regardless of their previous income) that surpassed the take-home pay of their last job. But those benefits expire by the end of July, and many of the 40 percent in the Leisure and Hospitality industries won’t be rehired until tourism and travel revive. That could take a long time with the novel coronavirus spreading again and regions such as the EU banning travel from countries with high infection rates, such as the U.S. The bottom line is that at least 40 percent of working Americans will suffer even more from effects of the coronavirus pandemic, unless government steps in to supplement their incomes in some way. One big help is the suggestion by Bharat Ramamurti and Lindsay Owens of the Roosevelt Institute in another recent NY Times Op-ed that unemployment benefits be extended not only until they are able to find work again, but work that pays at least as much as their unemployment insurance. And there is tremendous uncertainty among economists on when the current pandemic-caused recession will end. So it will take more than one-time programs such as the HEROES and CARES Acts to bring us back to sustainable economic growth for all Americans. Let’s start by raising the national minimum wage above the current $7.25 per hour, last raised in 2009, and finally achieving universal health care for all Americans that almost all other countries in the world— developed and underdeveloped—already have. This smacks of a new, New Deal, of course—a federal government that is required to serve all the people, which neoconservatives and their special interests from the end of the Great Depression have lobbied against. But that was 80 years ago, and now we have COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the economy as well as the physical health of too many Americans. Maybe this is the alien invasion that will finally unite us. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year EditorPublisher 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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An Artistic Dimension

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Kavli Institute’s longtime artist in residence complements scientific inquiry with artistic creativity And advances in computing now made this a possibility. Until that point, Hebert had worked on mainframes, and couldn’t afford to use computer time for artwork. But, by 1974, Hewlett-Packard had introduced smaller computers ideal for this pursuit. Hebert bought one and set to work. Many of his first pieces were grids and fractals, as the computer software allowed him to create precise patterns that would be difficult to achieve by hand. “But symmetry is boring,” Hebert remarked. “Scholastica, Cinnabar - II,” a work from 2003. For the better part of two decades, Hebert his influence on KITP extends beyond merely what is visible. essentially worked blind. Computer monitors weren’t good enough to render his drawings, so he Hebert has organized workshops for the visiting fellows as well as exhibitions featuring his work and that of other artists working didn’t know precisely how they’d turn out until he with mathematics and computers. “He just adds a dimension to plotted them. Even after decent monitors became KITP that doesn’t exist most places,” said Gross. available in the late 1980s, the displays were Hebert’s most iconic contribution to KITP is likely Ulysses — mostly for code. They couldn’t capture the nuances otherwise known as the sand machine — a concept he had been present in the finished work for quite some time. working on since 1998. The installation consists of a mahogany Around this time Hebert and his wife first base, constructed by local furniture builder Victor DiNovi, and a visited Santa Barbara on business. The couple fell hidden programmable device conceived by Hebert and designed in love with the sunny, beach-side city and moved and built by UC Santa Barbara engineer David Bothman. here from Paris in 1985. Ulysses features a steel ball that travels across a table of sand Inspiration struck one day while Hebert was leaving mesmerizing patterns in its trail. Each new pattern walking along the harbor later that year in Santa overwrites the last as the ball continues on its Zen-like journey Barbara. He noticed the reflections of ships in indefinitely. Though it travels, it has no destination; and while it the water. The rippling of the water transformed Artistic passion, Jean-Pierre Hebert stands in his parlor next covers much distance, it never leaves the confines of its table. the stiff, orderly masts into dynamic patterns that to one of his plotted art pieces. computational mind “I just loved it,” Gross recalled. “It’s beautiful, extremely clever, flowed upon its surface. The journey that led Hebert to and extremely original. You never grow tired of watching it.” “If the line is alive, the drawing will be that auspicious meeting in 2003 began in his childhood home of Hebert has also drawn inspiration from his relationship beautiful,” Hebert said, referencing artist and poet Jean Cocteau. Vence, France, a small with the institute and the scientists therein. “It has been quite From then on, all of his pieces were dynamic town set in the coastal important for me, and for the development of my work, to be and lively. foothills of the Maritime artist in residence at KITP,” he said. “It has been subtle, but it has By 1989, Hebert had mostly left the Alps. The region was a been permanent.” consulting industry to pursue his art fullhub of the modern art Hebert has attended a number of programs, conferences, time. That year he held his first public art movement, counting and talks that KITP hosts. He fondly recalls one about granular show in the very gallery his friend owned among its residents materials and aggregates, which gave him an opportunity to talk back in Vence. Later that same year, he such luminaries as Marc to physicists about sand movement, like that in Ulysses. exhibited at the SIGGRAPH conference in Chagall, Henri Matisse, “The conversations with the physicists influenced me, Boston, Massachusetts. The organizers loved and Pablo Picasso. certainly, there is no doubt,” he his artwork, and he became a And Hebert was said. “Each of these contacts reoccurring artist at the group’s fortunate enough to was provoking thoughts, and annual conferences. In 2012, have a close friend who this resulted in new work being ACM SIGGRAPH conferred owned one of the fine created.” Hebert with the Distinguished Ulysses, also known as the sand machine. art galleries in town. The The Heberts’ relationship Artist Award for Lifetime space showcased pieces from titans of the early 19th century as with UC Santa Barbara Achievement in Digital Art. well as work from artists who were not classically trained. “I had extends beyond Jean-Pierre’s open access to the gallery, to the reserve,” Hebert recalled. “I could A fortuitous meeting position at KITP. All of their A confluence of events brought Hebert and go there whenever I wanted. I could touch everything.” children earned their degrees David Gross together in 2003 to begin what would In college, he developed an interest in computers and landed at the university. Their eldest, become a fruitful partnership. Hebert, now a a summer internship at IBM’s Paris office, located in the city’s François, earned a bachelor’s full-time artist, was holding a show in the former famous Place Vendôme. The company hosted the first IBM degree in physics from the Monlleo Gallery in Santa Barbara. KITP had just mainframe in all of Europe, according to Hebert. College of Creative Studies finished the west wing expansion of Kohn Hall, and The internship proved a formative experience, and soon and continued on to receive Gross had rediscovered funds set aside to provision Hebert was joining the French Army’s Center for Operational his doctorate at Cornell. He the building with artwork and décor. Research after being conscripted into the military. After his currently researches black Gross entrusted two local artists, Marcia Burtt service was over, he became a software consultant. holes as a Caltech postdoc and Beth Westen, to seek out promising work for the working with the LIGO group. Algorithmic artistry institute, and they approached Their daughter Marie Hebert pursued Hebert at his show. One of Hebert’s algorithmic line drawings on studied violin at UCSB, and is his artistic passions display in Kohn Hall. “I liked him, and I liked now a professional violinist, throughout his time as his art,” Gross recalled of his both teaching and performing. Daughters Anne and Claire Alice a computer scientist. first meeting with Hebert. “I was really followed in their brother’s footsteps, also earning physics degrees However, his penchant impressed with his story — how he came at the College of Creative Studies. They are now pursuing their for algorithmic art arrived from programing with an interest in art to doctorates at Harvard and Stanford. later, at the convergence become a full-time artist — and with the Of all of his accomplishments, Hebert is most proud of his of artistic inspiration and complexity and beauty of his drawings.” initial genius in choosing to explore a new type of art. “I’ve done technological innovation. The institute purchased several of this drawing and that drawing, but they are all drawings, not One day, as he perused Hebert’s drawings to display in Kohn ideas,” he said. “It was the idea of using the computational power an IBM brochure, he came Hall, and Burtt suggested that Gross of a computer to make a drawing that started everything.” across the work of Anni invite Hebert to join KITP as the artist in And his relationship with KITP seems to have left its mark. Albers, an artist, printmaker, residence. “It’s difficult to quantify,” he said, “but I think looking at the and weaver. “She was Somewhat atypical of Hebert’s work, “Stringlets and Artist in residence portfolio shows very loudly how this happened.” making art from geometry,” Zigzags” (2018) is composed of colored shapes and Now, dozens of Hebert’s pieces he said, “and I decided to Printed with permission of UCSB Office of squiggles, techniques that became available when he adorn the corridors of Kohn Hall, but Public Affairs and Communications switched from plotters to inkjet printing in 2003. explore the process.” By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

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N AIR OF SUBDUED CURIOSITY permeates Kohn Hall, the building that hosts the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), where researchers from around the world seek to decipher the universe’s mysteries. Adding to this rarified atmosphere are the many works of art adorning the building’s interior. Their abstract designs and shapes hint at an underlying pattern known solely to the artist himself. These intriguing works are the product of a collaboration between KITP and artist Jean-Pierre Hebert, who has served as the institute’s artist in residence for over 15 years. “I was introduced to JeanPierre, and I fell in love with his work,” said David Gross, a Nobel laureate in physics who was the director of the institute at the time. “With his mind, his imagination, his creativity, and the things he was trying out.”


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The Show Goes On

LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series previews plays in development — virtually

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Once Upon a Family visit this Zoom link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/99608151740?pwd=aHFLOWc3RXg1N3czOUora1JGWjR5QT09#success INCE 2005, Risa Brainin has served as artistic director The new lineup also includes Shanghai, written by Linda of LAUNCH PAD, the pioneering UC Santa Barbara Alper and directed by UCSB alumna Sara Rademacher, on Department of Theater and Dance program that brings Friday, July 24th, at 7pm. The third and fourth performances in together professional playwrights, guest artists, and the series, also available for viewing via Zoom, are also directed students to develop new plays. These works in progress are then by Brainin: James Still’s THE CRATCHITS (in America), at staged as full preview productions during the year, and as readings 7pm, Friday, July 31st, and Elocutia Do(es) Pygmalion, written during the summer. by Cheryl L. West, at 4pm, Saturday, August 8th. There is a bit of a twist to LAUNCH PAD’s “staging” this “One particular joy for me as an artistic director is that all year: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each play in its four incredibly talented writers in the series have worked with 2020 Summer Reading Series will be us before. They are big fans of the performed virtually. program and our students, and we “Well, not to be cliché, but ‘the adore them,” Brainin said of this show must go on!’” Brainin said. “In season’s slate of plays. In addition all seriousness, theaters around the to Lebow, Still and West have had Actors Frances Domingos, Rosslyn Cornejo, Magan Tran, Carissa Stewart country, both professional and in the plays preview with LAUNCH performing in Corona Chicken Part 2, by Cheryl L. West, during LAUNCH academy, have all adapted to working PAD’s recent Alone, Together virtual festival of plays. PAD; Alper, Still, and West also online. We have no other choice at participated as playwrights in the we put it in front of an audience. One challenging element about the moment but to innovate. The program’s recent Alone, Together, a the online platform is that we can’t hear the audience reactions summer series is connected to a class virtual festival of monologues and in the moment. So, we create a Q & A afterwards in order to get called LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in short plays written expressly to be their responses. Over the years, we have discovered that certain Process. Eleven students are enrolled, performed online. audiences really like being in on this kind of process — there is a and I want to give them a rich “The Summer Reading Series is very particular thrill of witnessing and participating in the birth experience working with professional Actor Shaunyce Omar in Safety Net by Cheryl L. West, different because not only are these of a new play!” playwrights, actors, and directors.” during LAUNCH PAD’s recent Alone, Together festival. plays written to be performed on The Summer Reading Series features current UCSB students, One of West’s new plays will be performed as part of the The LAUNCH PAD Summer stage, but we are doing workshops recent alumni actor Martin Wong, and designers Kaede Kogo and program’s Summer Reading Series. Reading Series kicks off at 7pm ending in readings,” Brainin said. Allison McSwain; faculty artists Irwin Appel, Michael Bernard, Friday, July 17th, with Barbara “The goal is not a polished performance, but rather to explore the Julie Fishell, and Annie Torsiglieri; and professional guest actors Lebow’s Once Upon a Family, directed by Brainin, about a multivery first steps in the life of a new play. Chuck Cooper, Michael Keck, and Shaunyce Omar. generational, middle-American family that is forever changed in “The audience plays a major role in this process — even Printed with permission of UCSB Office of the aftermath of a deadly shooting. Lebow was one of LAUNCH bigger than they might in a finished production,” she continued. Public Affairs and Communications PAD’s earliest participating writers, with preview productions of “When working on a new play, we don’t know what we have until her works Plumfield, Iraq and La Niñera, the Nursemaid. To watch

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5pm daily • 805-966-1707.

Malcolm Tuffnell Art Studio

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093.

R. Anthony Askew Contemporary Art

CASA DOLORES: Re-opening Jul 28th • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • 805-963-1032. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Closed/ COVID-19 • 105 E Anapamu • 805-568-3994. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed/ COVID-19 • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • www.corridan-gallery.com • 805-966-7939. CYPRESS GALLERY: www.lompocart.org • 805-737-1129.

MARCIA BURT T Marcia Burtt Gallery

DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • www.distinctiveframingnart.com • 805-882-2108.

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

10 WEST GALLERY: Art4Charity: benefit for Unity Shoppe • 10 West Anapamu • FriSun 11-4 • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org/programs/art-gallery. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Undergraduate Art Exhibition 2020; Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House; 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Field Day; IVYP Kinder Art Exhibit; Solstice: Faces; Irresistible Delights: Recent Gifts to the Art Collection; Hostile Terrain 94; Common Bonds: Artists and Architects on Community; Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform; Lucille Lloyd: A Life in Murals; The Schoolhouse and The Bus; UCSB Campus Architecture: Design and Social Change; and Westmore: Making Faces for Film • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: many classes online • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap.

ARTISTE GALLERY: Los Olivos • 805-686-2626.

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

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LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org.

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EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322.

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JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu.

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org.

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Rocks and Water, Minimalism, and Spring abridged • www.artlacuna.com and available for in-person viewing • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. LITTLE GEMS

FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-962-7653. GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • www.gallery113sb.com • 2-5pm daily • 805-965-6611. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Closed/COVID-19 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org.

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Sculpture By UCSB Alum Illuminates SB’s Waterfront

More Artists & Art Destinations Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

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SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • View lectures & art on-line www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404.

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Outdoor areas open to members w/ RSVP • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711. SILO 118: LOVE ART? HATE COVID-19? • www.silo118.com.

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SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-770-3878.

Abstract Porcelain Sculpture www.JRDStudio.artspan.com 805-708-3907 MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411. MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed/ COVID-19 • 125 State St • Thu-Su 10-12 & 1-3 • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In • 805-966-5373 • www.mcasantabarbara.org. MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673. PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300.

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www.rosemariecgebhart.com RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Seeing Red: Anthony Askew, Charlene Broudy, Dan Levin, Michael Blaha, Ruth Ellen Hoag • 219 Gray Av • FriSun 1-4, RSVPs welcome • 805-689-0858. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: 805-260-6705. SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Along The Way West: recent paintings by Michael Drury • 1321 State St • Thu-Sun 1-8 • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: SB Visual Artists: J Baker, A Elliott, E Flanagan, K Frishman, A Guillemette, K Haub, H Michaels, D Parkins, G Speirs, R Voohees, P Watkins ~ Aug 7 • 805-682-4722.

PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850.

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: members 9-10/ public 10-5, Fri-Tu• www.sbbg.org • 805-682-4726.

RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611.

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-966-1601.

SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-617-6421. 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 • By Appt only • www.sullivangoss.com • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460. SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-688-7889. UCSB LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524. WATERHOUSE GALLERY: La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State Street, Suite 9 • www.waterhousegallery.com • 11-4pm We-Sun • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/American Exhibition ~ Aug 15 • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum. WILDLING MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19• www.wildlingmuseum.org.

Camouflage House by Tom Fruin has been installed at Arroyo Burro Beach

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COLORFUL SCULPTURE WELCOMED VISITORS to Arroyo Burro Beach last weekend inviting flights of imagination and thoughts of home perfect for Independence Day. The sculpture, Camouflage House, is a new temporary installation by internationally acclaimed artist and UCSB alumnus Tom Fruin. With its Santa Barbara oceanfront debut, the vibrant, multi-colored work is meant to offer a communal opportunity for reflection and meditation. (Visitors to the park must adhere to public health guidelines regarding physical distancing and face coverings.) “The House sculpture can be seen as a place of refuge and a stand-in for our hope moving forward. Its shape is a generalization of a home while its dramatic coloration is the opposite of Camouflage - it is an act of standing out with warmth and brilliance,” Fruin related in press materials. Forged with a kaleidoscopic pattern of welded steel, salvaged signage, and reclaimed acrylic scraps, Camouflage House represents the unique role of artwork and artists in regeneration and visioning. With its nod to resilience, this public sculpture is particularly germane to our current moment. Fruin’s works have been sited worldwide, and his Watertower sculpture series spans the country, with permanent installations in Brooklyn, New York and Oakland, California. “As a California native with UCSB as my alma mater, I feel lucky this work can stand in Santa Barbara; a place I know so well,” said Fruin. “I hope this sculpture can be experienced in a way that allows for personal reflection and growth.” UCSB Professor Kim Yasuda said of Fruin, “Of the more than a thousand students I’ve taught in nearly 30 years, Tom remains a standout, creating evocative, complex works that make you think deeply about the world.”

A downloadable coloring page of the sculpture will be available for community members to engage with the sculpture from home at www.sbac.ca.gov/fruin. Following Camouflage House’s installation at Arroyo Burro Beach, the work will travel to Elings Park for public viewing. This project is supported by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission in partnership with the County Community Services Department’s Office of Arts and Culture and Parks divisions.

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N RECOGNITION OF ARTISTS’ ESSENTIAL SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission will award up to twenty $500 stipends to local artists who have created work in response to this unprecedented time. This call is open to practicing artists and cultural practitioners across disciplines, including but not limited to landscape arts, literary arts, visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, and traditional cultural practice. Applicants must be 18 or older and county residents. Submissions are due by August 3, 2020. They encourage artists that have not been severely financially impacted by the crisis to pass on this opportunity so that the funds may support the members of our creative economy who are most in need, as many cultural practitioners are facing tremendous financial hardship right now. Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria: • Artistic merit • Uniqueness of perspective • Relevance of artwork to current moment and context

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*Please note: if you are an artist who created responsive work but are not interested in applying for an award, you are still welcome to share it with us at art@sbac.ca.gov. The organization would be grateful for the opportunity to learn about everything Santa Barbara County’s talented artists have been producing.

Contemporary Sculpture

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Art Matters with Edward Goldman

Virtual Art Presentations That Beg For Gallery Visits

Installation Shot: Peter Williams, Black Universe, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

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By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

S RULES OF THE GAMES GO, I review museum and gallery exhibitions after viewing them, in real time, and in the real place. But, with so many restrictions and limitations placed on us in the last few months, real interaction with art has become less available. Instead, my email is full of invitations for virtual art viewing rooms of various exhibitions. So, here are my selections of appealing current exhibitions, based on online images, that are begging for a gallery visit…. Let’s start with the exhibition, Black Universe, by Delaware artist, Peter Williams (b. 1952), at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. This exhibition is concurrent with William’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). His extremely colorful and attention-grabbing paintings combine abstract and figurative elements. The gallery’s press release described them as, “seductive paintings intertwining art historical references…. with current events and personal life experiences.” After briefly seeing his cartoonish characters on my computer screen, I couldn’t seem to get them out of my head. It was like a straight shot of Vodka. It’s no surprise that Williams refers to color as his, “gateway drug” that entices the viewer to engage with his paintings. The exhibition by Los Angeles-based sculptor, Alex Anderson (b. 1990), at GAVLAK, first intrigued me by its title: Little Black Boy Makes Imperial Porcelains. And then, after I looked at the images of his small and medium sized-porcelain sculptures, I was amused and inspired, by the “subversive and whimsical” stories that Anderson is eager to share with the viewer. As the “30-year old gay, AsianAfrican American sculptor (he) is an artist working against stereotype and racialism rampant in today’s society.” The exquisite craftsmanship of these delicate porcelain sculptures helps to deliver a strong cultural message “about blackness, masculinity, and perception.” If I didn’t learn that the burlap, ink, and dye paintings by Evan Nesbit, were made by a 35-year old artist, living in Nevada City, California, my bet would be that his refined abstract paintings were made in mid 20th century in Paris or New York. Looking carefully at them, I see the rich texture of burlap pieces, which are sewn together into sophisticated patterns. On a personal note, it reminds me of watching my father, a tailor, arranging

So, be well my friends and stay tuned for more….

Photos Courtesy Roberts Project

A return from exile: the statue (1833) by Charles Émile Seurre is back at Les Invalides. The Art Newspaper.

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Evan Nesbit, Blue Dream. Roberts Project Below: Installation shot: Evan Nesbit, Open Objects. Roberts Project

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Installation shot: Alex Anderson, Little Black Boy Makes Imperial Porcelains, GAVLAK Gallery

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Last week, I wrote about Manfred Muller’s street art project, The Eye in Del Rey. One of my reader’s, Claudia Polanco, shared with me a video she made about this project, which now I want to share with you. View it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xaVMs-

and re-arranging patterns of fabric on his working table, before stitching them together. And, trust me, my friends, if you check Giacomo Manzù (1975-1977), Cardinale Seduto (Seated out the gallery’s video tour of Nesbit’s studio, you will be rushing Cardinal), Getty Center to Culver City to see his exhibition at the Roberts Projects that opens today. So, to give us a little historical perspective on political controversy surrounding public sculptures, honoring various historical figures. Let’s check out The Art Newspaper article about the drowned, beheaded and restored Napoleon statue, which www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xaVMsreturned to the museum after being in exile. This 1833 bronze SmHM&feature=youtu.be sculpture had been initially installed in Paris, in a place of honor - twelve years after Napoleon’s death. However, not long after that, it was relocated to the suburbs. And then, several more years later, when the Second Empire collapsed, it was moved again and somehow disastrously ended up at the bottom of the River Seine. Though it is unverified, but the theory is that it was thrown in the Manfred Muller’s The Eye. LALA Land Magazine. river as an act of public revolt. Video Courtesy Claudia Polanco. View it at: And talking about sculptures; take a www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xaVMs-SmHM&feature=youtu.be look at yours truly, enjoying an impressive bronze sculpture, Cardinale Seduto (Seated Cardinal), by Italian master Giacomo Manzù (1975-1977). This sculpture commands your Edward Goldman was art critic and host of “Art Talk,” attention when you climb to the seconda weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday floor terrace at the Getty Center. So let’s evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR Discover more Art Matters affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM, for more than 30 years. Along hope it will remain there safely, for years to Columns at the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the come… www.edwardgoldman.com

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HE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DEMANDS INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE THINKING, and UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Division is answering the call with the Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts (MRCI) Program. Launched in May by Graduate Dean Carol Genetti, the program has made 44 new grants to 55 grad students to support their summer research and creative projects on the pandemic. The program provides a $2,000 minigrant to an individual or team project that explores, analyzes, and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 44 funded proposals, six were collaborative team proposals. The awards, running from June 22nd through September 22nd, may also include funding for direct project research costs up to $500. Carol Genetti “The coronavirus pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of human life, from family relationships to schooling, communication, the economy, politics, and the arts,” Genetti said. “This is a dramatic, historic event and today’s scholars have a remarkable opportunity to bring wide-ranging perspectives and methods of 21st- century scholarship to study it in real time.” “In addition,” she continued, “some graduate students have had to delay their research due to

the pandemic, and some have been impacted financially. MRCI addresses all of these at once, in generating research related to the pandemic, developing new opportunities and partnerships, and providing small stipends. It’s a win all around.” Mary Hegarty, who serves as Graduate Division associate dean and leads the MRCI program, says this is a unique opportunity for graduate students to redirect their research. “Students have already received important guidance on proposal writing and will participate in collaborative groups throughout the summer to explore the perspectives of different disciplines on the current pandemic,” she said. “For some students, MRCI will lead to a new publication; for others, their MRCI project will be included as a chapter in their dissertation or will contribute pilot data for a grant proposal to a federal agency. In general, the projects speak to the resilience of our students in adapting their research and creative activities to provide new insights into the challenges of COVID-19.” Topics that received funding ranged from projects that will use seismic data to analyze the degree of compliance with shut-down orders to an examination of COVID-19 related policies and rhetoric in a variety of contexts.

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Suyi Leong, a Ph.D. student in psychological and Life History Project (THLHP). “I am hoping this project will help assist in and brain sciences, will be focusing on ongoing management of COVID-19 among understanding how different cultural values Tsimane by detecting at-risk individuals and affect the use of digital contact tracing (DCT). ‘hotspots,’ or areas of elevated disease risk,” she “I hope this project informs policy makers said. and app developers about peoples’ concerns for Holly Carpenter, who joined the Graduate using the tool, and address them so that DCT Division team as Crossroads Program can be effectively implemented,” she said. In this new world of remote engagement and Coordinator right before the March shelter-inplace order, hailed the diversity of topics and research, graduate students will also explore the research approaches in the proposals. impact and efficacy of telehealth in the context “It was a wonderful reminder of the passion of its greatly expanded use, and how different communities, such as religious institutions, have and creativity that UCSB graduate students bring to their work and the many ways that moved their face-to-face activities into online graduate student research contributes to settings to serve their members. understanding complex problems and finding Anthropology Ph.D. student Lauren Smyth solutions,” she related. is researching Southern Californian religious Carpenter now works with Hegarty communities and their shift to digital and and Robby Nadler, the Graduate Division’s mixed digital/physical ritual sites in response to academic, professional, and technical graduate the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders and social writing development director, to facilitate distancing. “With the MRCI, I’m most excited about the multidisciplinary intellectual discourse among program participants. diverse range of incredible projects from across “I was touched by the generous spirit of our the university that I otherwise wouldn’t get students’ projects,” Nadler said. “They embraced the chance to learn directly from, and sharing this opportunity as a way to help others through our different expertise to better understand their expertise, not as a mechanism to pursue pandemic-related research,” she related. their own research Statistics and applied agendas. At the end of probability doctoral The coronavirus pandemic the day, that is what a UC student Mingzhao Hu has changed nearly every Santa Barbara education will research the effects aspect of human life, from is about.” of COVID-19 on dialysis family relationships to schooling, In addition to patients. communication, the economy, working on their research “My research politics, and the arts. This is over the summer, investigates effects of a dramatic, historic event students will also COVID-19 on dialysis and today’s scholars have a participate in the MRCI patients via smoothing Research Collaborative, of longitudinal patient remarkable opportunity to bring which will include physiology variables wide-ranging perspectives presentations, small and and analyzes deviations and methods of 21st- century large group discussions, during the pandemic with scholarship to study it in real time. mixed effect state-space – Carol Genetti and networking. To foster this community, model based on firstthe MRCI program hand recordings from in collaboration with the Graduate Student treatment clinics,” Hu said. “I look forward to Resource Center staff and peers will hold a series the cross-discipline collaboration opportunities of webinars as part of the proposal and research offered by MCRI, and the generous funding is funding process. essential for me to carry out the research and Awardees will also participate in discussions perform the analysis to the best of my abilities.” and will share their final research findings with Social justice themes also figure widely the community with a fall symposium where in the summer research projects, such as students will present short overviews of their the analysis of the pandemic’s impact on work and outcomes. The program’s organizers vulnerable populations, indigenous peoples, also hope the mini-grants will help seed the undocumented, and economically marginalized creation of future grant proposals, articles, populations. works of art, or other scholarly products by Sarah Alami, another Ph.D. student in anthropology, will be modeling the spread of the graduate students. coronavirus among the Tsimane, an indigenous Printed with permission of UCSB Office population living in the Bolivian Amazon, using of Public Affairs and Communications secondary data collected by the Tsimane Health


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