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AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, July 17, 2020

County begins planning to remove plaques with racist language

Grand Jury


Online Wine Tastings with Richard and Amanda Payatt


Courtesy Photo


The Abstract Art Collective holds benefit for SEE International 12,


SB County Grand Jury Reports on Affordable Housing and Jail deaths 6, 7

Architects of Santa Barbara begin brainstorming on a new vision for downtown




Marjorie Luke names a new Leader, Karen Baltzley 14

South Coast Kelp to receive boost from grant

In This Issue

Photo by of Mark Whitehurst / VOICE


Pondering by Karen Zazon


Online Wine


Hospice of Santa Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 19, 20 John Palminteri: Community News. . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Robert F. Adams: Cinema Voice. . . . . . . . . . 17 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . 1 8 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Editorial Page:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-23 Visit www.VoiceSB.com for additional coverage including: Edward Goldman:Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . 25 COVID-19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 27 Foodbank Distribution Sites. . . . . . . . . 32

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July 17, 2020

A New Vision To Be Developed

Architects Launch Downtown Design Initiative


By Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

EGINNING WITH A SURVEY THIS WEEK, the American Institute of Architects in Santa Barbara have begun a community forum on a new vision for downtown Santa Barbara, called “Design Charrette 2020.” “It has been 95 years since the last natural disaster led to the Spanish Mediterranean style of Santa Barbara... it is time to take another look, which could lead to the next 100 years,” stated Architect Brian Cearnal, at a meeting of the board of Downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday. The Charrette will focus on housing and development standards for housing in downtown Santa Barbara. Teams of volunteers will be composed of architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and other experts and stakeholders. These groups will study areas of downtown and produce images to illustrate a reinvigorated city center for living, working, and recreating now and into the future. The first of several surveys soliciting ideas and input went out the same day. The information collected will inform how the downtown might look and feel and the ordinances needed to allow the build environment. Over the next several months the AIA will be holding virtual Charrette meetings and sending out surveys for input.

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Una nueva visión para desarrollar

Arquitectos lanzan iniciativa de diseño para el centro de la ciudad


Por Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

OMENZANDO CON UNA ENCUESTA ESTA SEMANA, el Instituto Americano de Arquitectos en Santa Bárbara (AIA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha comenzado un foro comunitario sobre una nueva visión para el centro de Santa Bárbara, llamado “Design Charrette 2020.” “Han pasado 95 años desde que el último desastre natural condujo al estilo mediterráneo español de Santa Bárbara ... es hora de echar otro vistazo, lo que podría conducir a los próximos 100 años,” dijo el Arquitecto Brian Cearnal, en una reunión de la Junta de Downtown Santa Barbara el martes. El “Charrette” se centrará en los estándares de vivienda y desarrollo para viviendas en el centro de Santa Bárbara. Los equipos de voluntarios estarán compuestos de arquitectos,

arquitectos paisajistas, planificadores, ingenieros y otros expertos y partes interesadas. Estos grupos estudiarán áreas del centro de la ciudad y producirán imágenes para ilustrar un centro de la ciudad revitalizado para vivir, trabajar y recrearse ahora y en el futuro. La primera de varias encuestas que solicitarán ideas y aportes salió el mismo día. La información recopilada informará cómo podría verse y sentirse el centro y las ordenanzas necesarias para permitir el entorno de construcción. Durante los próximos meses, la AIA llevará a cabo reuniones virtuales de “Charrette” y enviará encuestas para recibir comentarios. Para más información visita www.aiasb.com


The 73rd annual Summer School and Festival has transitioned to the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute (MARLI). The top classically-trained young musicians on full scholarship from 23 countries connect to our community through video recorded performances and events.





COPLAND’S FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN • AN EVENING WITH THE VOCAL INSTITUTE • HAYDN’S “LONDON” SYMPHONY • MEMBERS OF THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA • MUSIC FROM HUMPERDINCK’S HANSEL AND GRETEL FEATURING THE SING! PROGRAM AND THE VOCAL INSTITUTE • VIRTUAL PICNIC CONCERTS, AND MUCH MORE! Please visit the Resonance Blog at musicacademy.org/resonance for all the latest information and be sure to sign up for the Music Academy email list at musicacademy.org to receive notification about content available online..


The Music Academy wishes to collectively thank and acknowledge all the members of the Music Academy Family for your thoughtful commitments to support our mission. COMPEERS • COUNCIL OF CONTRIBUTORS • CORPORATIONS • ENCORE SOCIETY • FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS • FOUNDATIONS • MUSIC TEACHER STUDIO RENTERS • PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE • THE SHOPS CUSTOMERS • TICKETED GUESTS • VOLUNTEERS • WOMEN’S AUXILIARY This summer, videos with informative, educational programming and performances by fellows, faculty, and alumni are presented via the Concert Hall Online.

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Apple Picking Time! Sharing the Wealth of Nature’s Bounty Join Patricia Bragg, Health Crusader and Organic Pioneer and stay healthy! It’s harvest time here on the Bragg Organic Farm and we have always loved to share our bounty of delicious organic apples. During these wild times with food insecurity a real issue right here at home – we are striving to deliver our apples to those most in need around Santa Barbara County, by way of these amazing organizations below. While the farm has many acres of apples – individuals are also encouraged to donate their own backyard bounties of excess produce. You can even receive a tax donation.

“Sharing is Caring!” Please contact any of these wonderful organizations below to offer your excess fruit tree offerings or see how you can lend your support and how they are here to support us.


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By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers www.newsmakerswithjr.com


FEW YARDS FROM A BUSY ENTRANCE TO THE HISTORIC SANTA BARBARA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, two weather-worn plaques, affixed to a sandstone boulder, attest to California’s Spanish Colonial period -- in words that seem painful and problematic in our present moment. The inscription on the older of the two plaques, rendered in all capital letters, reads as follows: IN HONOR OF GOV. GASPAR DE PORTOLA HIS OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS AND FRAY JUAN CRESPI (DIARIST) THE FIRST WHITE MEN TO MARCH THROUGH THE WILDERNESS OF CALIFORNIA, ARRIVED AT SANTA BARBARA AUG. 18-20, 1769 AND CAMPED IN THIS VICINITY. SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1927

The second, attached to the opposite side of the stone, reads: IN HONOR OF THE FIRST WHITE WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THE THIRTY FAMILIES


An alert Newsmakers reader, who requested anonymity, sent us an image of one of the panels, concerned about the message it sends, particularly at a time of nationwide unrest over racism and the removal and tearing down of Confederate statues and other historic markers. “Plaque greeting visitors to the Courthouse!” they wrote, protesting the presence of the marker on the grounds of Santa Barbara’s most iconic landmark, visited by thousands of tourists a year. Gregg’s outraged. Objecting to “the offensive, racist language” of the plaques, Board of Supervisors President Gregg Hart told us last night that he intends to see they are “removed as soon as possible” from the Courthouse grounds. “I’d like them removed as soon as tomorrow,” Hart told Newsmakers earlier this week . The 1927 plaque, dated two years before the Courthouse was completed, is catalogued on the Historical Marker Database, which describes more

Photo by Oscar Gutierrez

Historic Markers at SB Courthouse Celebrate Colonial Exploits of ‘White Men...White Women, Children’

than 115,000 historical markers in the nation; the listing notes other plaques on the grounds, including “The First Ruling Sovereign of Europe to Visit America,” “President Reagan Meets Queen Elizabeth II” and “Tympanum.” Portola was a soldier and administrator of Spain’s Viceroyalty of New Spain colony, who explored and expanded its Las Californias province far north, from Baja California to San Francisco Bay. The 1938 plaque is along the route of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, which recalls the 1,200 mile expedition of the New Spain military officer that established the first colonial settlement near San Francisco. The trail is managed by the National Park Service; the Courthouse marker, however, is not listed on its website, although five other sites in Santa Barbara County, including El Presidio de Santa Barbara, are. “My first reaction to seeing the plaques was total confusion,” said City Council member Oscar Gutierrez, who kindly took fresh photos of both plaques for a quarantined Newsmakers geezer after we showed him the image we were sent. “Why would the Daughters of the American Revolution be honoring a Spanish colonizer’s religious mission on public and state land? Why are those facts not noted on the plaques but their skin color is?” he said. “The plaques don’t seem to be completely historically accurate or acknowledge the consequences of the colonizers’ actions. I’m glad the county is taking action.”

July 17, 2020 The California members of the Daughters of the American Revolution have been active in sponsoring other markers and sites of the historic trail around the state. Founded in 1890, after women were rejected for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, DAR is a nonprofit that, among other activities, promotes historic preservation. Membership, which the group claims at more than 1 million women, is based on genealogy: new members must prove “lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.” Viewed as a conservative organization, the DAR in the last century had a fraught history of racism, and did not admit a Black member until 1977. Last month, however, amid the protests over the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white police officer in Minneapolis, the organization released a statement called “The DAR’s continuing commitment to equality,” which stated that “our organization condemns racism. Bias, prejudice and intolerance have no place in the DAR or America.” 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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Hospice of Santa Barbara’s “Coping with COVID-19” Series

“Lidiando con COVID-19” Serie de Hospice of Santa Barbara

By Melissa Beach, Hospice of SB Bereavement Counselor

Por Melissa Beach, Consejero de duelo de Hospice of SB

Teenagers and the COVID-19 Pandemic


E ARE ALL UP AGAINST CHALLENGING, AND UNCERTAIN TIMES DURING THIS 2020 PANDEMIC. The coronavirus has impacted all of us in varying ways. Schools across the nation have switched to online school and many, if not all, have already announced that school will not return to be in session for the beginning of the new school year. In the midst of this changing landscape are the students. Especially impacted are adolescents. They are managing so many different pieces in their world. The good news is there are ways to help them navigate such foreign terrain during these difficult times. It is really important teenagers are aware that they will have to create a new normal for themselves, but that it will take some time to adjust. There are varying ways to cope with this. One is to create some semblance of a routine every day. This could mean making an effort to wake up at the same time every day and get started on something that you know will boost your energy. Get some exercise, whether that be a safe social distancing workout that takes you outside or something indoors that you can follow. Maintain a healthy diet and sleep regimen. Get to bed at a It is really important reasonable hour and make teenagers are aware it a habit to have the same bedtime and wake time that they will have to daily, while getting a good create a new normal amount of sleep. for themselves, but that It is very important it will take some time to stay connected to to adjust. There are your friends. Make time varying ways to cope to chat through text, phone, or FaceTime with this. every day if possible. — Melissa Beach Attend the school sessions established and keep up with the homework that you are assigned, for you are still accountable for your work as a student. If things are becoming overwhelming, reach out to a trusted adult or friend you can share and talk with about what you are feeling. Now is the time to do the hobbies you have always enjoyed—art, music, writing, dancing, and any other creative outlet you may have. This could also mean learning something new you have always been interested in exploring. Limit the time you spend reading or watching things that pertain to COVID-19. For the teens that are stuck in home environments that are very stressful to tolerate or have become increasingly more stressful due to the consequences of the pandemic, such as financial struggles, death of family members, and other troubling things, the same coping strategies will be supportive. But even more helpful will be leaning on resources offered in the community, such as online support groups, teletherapy, hotlines, and staying in contact with a trusted adult or friend. Remember, you are not alone in all of this and that it is completely normal to be struggling in many different ways at this time as well as feeling a wide range of emotions. Try to gently allow these feelings to arise and be acknowledged. If it is in your practice to lean on religion or spirituality, that will also be a support during these times. And lastly, do not forget your goals and dreams and your sense of purpose, because this crisis will eventually come to an end, even though it feels chaotic and uncertain now, and your future will continue. www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Los adolescentes y la pandemia de COVID-19


ODOS NOS ENFRENTAMOS A TIEMPOS DIFÍCILES E INCIERTOS DURANTE ESTA PANDEMIA DE 2020. El coronavirus nos ha impactado a todos de diferentes maneras. Las escuelas de todo el país se han cambiado a escuelas en línea y muchas, si no todas, ya han anunciado que la escuela no volverá a estar en sesión para el comienzo del nuevo año escolar. En medio de este paisaje cambiante están los estudiantes. Especialmente afectados son los adolescentes. Están manejando tantas piezas diferentes en su mundo. La buena noticia es que hay formas de ayudarlos a navegar en ese terreno extraño durante estos tiempos difíciles. Es realmente importante que los adolescentes sean conscientes de que tendrán que crear una nueva normalidad para sí mismos, pero que les llevará un tiempo adaptarse. Hay varias formas de lidiar con esto. Una es crear una apariencia de rutina todos los días. Esto podría significar hacer un esfuerzo para despertarse a la misma hora todos los días y comenzar con algo que sabes que aumentará tu energía. Haz algo de ejercicio, ya sea un entrenamiento seguro de distanciamiento social que te lleve afuera o algo adentro que puedas seguir. Mantén una dieta saludable y un régimen de sueño. Acuéstate a una hora razonable y acostúmbrate a acostarte y despertarte a la misma hora todos los días, mientras duermes lo suficiente. Es muy importante mantenerte conectado con tus amigos. Tómate un tiempo para chatear a través de mensajes de texto, teléfono o FaceTime todos los días si es posible. Asiste a las sesiones escolares establecidas y mantente al día con la tarea que se te asignó, ya que todavía eres responsable de tu trabajo como estudiante. Si las cosas se vuelven abrumadoras, comunícate con un adulto o amigo de confianza con quien puedas compartir y hablar sobre lo que sientes. Ahora es el momento de hacer los pasatiempos que siempre has disfrutado: arte, música, escritura, baile y cualquier otro medio creativo que puedas tener. Esto también podría significar aprender algo nuevo que siempre te ha interesado en explorar. Limita el tiempo que pasas leyendo o mirando cosas relacionadas con COVID-19. Para los adolescentes que están atrapados en entornos domésticos que son muy Es realmente importante estresantes para tolerar o que los adolescentes se han vuelto cada vez más sean conscientes de estresantes debido a las que tendrán que crear consecuencias de la pandemia, como las luchas financieras, una nueva normalidad la muerte de miembros para sí mismos, pero que de la familia y otras cosas les llevará un tiempo problemáticas, las mismas adaptarse. Hay varias estrategias de afrontamiento serán apoyo. Pero aún formas de lidiar con esto. más útil será apoyarse en los recursos ofrecidos en la comunidad, como grupos de apoyo en línea, teleterapia, — Melissa Beach líneas directas y mantenerte en contacto con un adulto o amigo de confianza. Recuerda, no estás solo en todo esto y que es completamente normal estar luchando de muchas maneras diferentes en este momento, así como sentir una amplia gama de emociones. Trata de permitir que surjan estos sentimientos y sean reconocidos. Si está en tu práctica apoyarte en la religión o la espiritualidad, eso también será un apoyo durante estos tiempos. Y, por último, no olvides tus metas y sueños y tu sentido de propósito, porque esta crisis eventualmente llegará a su fin, a pesar de que ahora se siente caótica e incierta, y tu futuro continuará. www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

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July 17, 2020

Grand Jury Reports

Santa Barbara County

Deaths In Custody 2019: Santa Barbara County Pursuant to California Penal Code Section 919, subdivisions (a) and (b), “[t]he grand jury may inquire into the case of every person imprisoned in the jail of the county on a criminal charge and not indicted,” and “shall inquire into the condition and management of the public prisons within the county.” Under that statute, prior Santa Barbara County Grand Juries often have examined the circumstances surrounding inmate deaths at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail. Four inmates died in 2019 while in the custody of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Department; they will be identified here by the identifiers A1, B1, C1, and D1. The deaths of A1 and B1 were determined to be natural causes, while C1 and D1 were determined to have died by suicide. The 2019-20 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury investigated the circumstances surrounding these deaths, studied the facts, and offers recommendations with the goal of improving local government operations.

Findings and Recommendations Finding 1 Following an accusation of being a child molester and being assaulted by other inmates, C1 was agitated and threatened suicide unless he received a permanent cell to himself. Recommendation 1 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff immediately place an inmate threatening suicide in a safety cell and monitor the inmate more frequently.

Resumen De conformidad con la Sección 919 del Código Penal de California, subdivisiones (a) y (b), “[el] gran jurado puede investigar el caso de cada persona encarcelada en la cárcel del condado por un cargo penal y no acusado,” y “deberá investigar el estado y la gestión de las cárceles públicas dentro del condado.” Según ese estatuto, los grandes jurados anteriores del condado de Santa Bárbara a menudo han examinado las circunstancias que rodearon la muerte de reclusos en la cárcel principal del condado de Santa Bárbara. Cuatro presos murieron en 2019 mientras estaban bajo la custodia del Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara; serán identificados aquí por los identificadores A1, B1, C1 y D1. Se determinó que las muertes de A1 y B1 eran causas naturales, mientras que se determinó que C1 y D1 habían muerto por suicidio. El Gran Jurado del Condado de Santa Bárbara 2019-2020 investigó las circunstancias que rodearon estas muertes, estudió los hechos y ofreció recomendaciones con el objetivo de mejorar las operaciones del gobierno local.

Finding 2 There was a significant date inaccuracy in both the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s letter and the Coroner’s Report, giving the false impression that his incarceration was two months rather than fourteen months. Recommendation 2 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that all reporting documents are complete and accurate. Finding 3 Omission of the dates of interviews conducted by Sheriff’s Deputies make it difficult to assess the accuracy or recall of circumstances surrounding a death in custody. Recommendation 3 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that the dates contained in investigative reports be stated and interviews completed as soon as possible after the event.

RN arrived and checked for breathing and pulse and found none. CPR was then administered by several deputies, pausing only to allow the AED to check the patient. The deputies reported that the AED never gave the order to administer a shock. At 11:28 a.m., medics from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department arrived and took over CPR. At 11:50 a.m., D1 was pronounced dead. The required Responder Defibrillator Report was not found in the files provided to the Jury. In addition, during the incident one of the medical staff heard a Code 33 on the radio, thus knowing that this was an emergency but not knowing what type of emergency.

Finding 4 When walking by C1’s cell, a Custody Deputy failed to observe the T-shirt tied to the bars. Recommendation 4 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that Jail Custody staff are alert to items hanging from bars and take appropriate action. Finding 5 An inmate suicide threat was not reported to a supervisor. Recommendation 5 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that all detention facility personnel inform their supervisor of any threats of suicide. Finding 6 C1’s mental illness was not reevaluated for the ten months prior to his suicide. Recommendation 6 That Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors provide psychiatric services to better serve mentally ill inmates in detention. 4.0 D1 Death in Custody October 31, 2019 D1 was arrested on October 19, 2019 by the Lompoc Police Department on a violation of felony probation charge. On October 20, 2019 D1 was booked into the Main Jail and the medical intake screening was completed. D1 claimed to be suffering from mood disorders, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but claimed no drug or alcohol use. The records provided to the Jury did not show whether his previous booking records were reviewed. A thorough review of prior booking assessments would have revealed a history of drug use and suicidal ideations. An initial mental health assessment was attempted, but D1 refused services and no referral to a psychiatrist was made. D1 complained of withdrawal symptoms to the custody staff on October 23, 2019. The Jury learned custody staff later referred him to the medical staff where he was assessed and placed on a Benzodiazepine protocol. Later, he refused monitoring and appropriate medications. On October 23, 2019, D1 attempted to exit the facility by attempting multiple times to walk past Custody Deputies as they were serving meals. He was medically evaluated and cleared. He was then rehoused to cell IRC100-113 which contained a wall phone that had a long cord to the receiver. D1 was referred to Mental Health for evaluation because of demonstrated bizarre behavior. He was not seen that day and placed on “welfare check” for the next day by Mental Health. On October 31, 2019 at approximately 11:15 a.m., D1 committed suicide in his cell by wrapping a phone cord around his neck and dropping his feet out from under his body. When D1 was discovered, a custody deputy placed the pads from an AED device on D1’s chest. An

Recommendation 2 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that Wellpath conduct remedial training of medical staff regarding withdrawal statements or recognizing symptoms. Finding 3 After D1 refused medications, no follow-up assessment was scheduled. Recommendation 3 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff require Wellpath conduct remedial training of medical staff regarding individuals who refuse medication. Finding 4 The inmate was housed in a cell that was not intended for mental health or medical observation. Recommendation 4 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Custody Staff house inmates displaying symptoms of mental illness in cells intended for mental health or medical observation. Finding 5 D1 was housed in a cell with a long-corded wallmounted telephone. Recommendation 5 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that the Custody Staff not house inmates in cells with corded telephones.

The 2019-20 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury investigated the circumstances surrounding these deaths, studied the facts, and offers recommendations with the goal of improving local government operations.

Findings and Recommendations Finding 1 A thorough review of D1’s prior booking assessments would have revealed a history of drug use and suicidal ideations. Recommendation 1 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff direct staff to review all prior bookings and assessments at intake. Finding 2 D1 was not started on treatment at the first mention of his statement of experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

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Finding 6 An initial mental health assessment was attempted, but D1 refused services and no referral to a psychiatrist was made. Recommendation 6 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that Wellpath conduct remedial training of staff regarding medical and mental referrals at intake. Finding 7 The radio call of Code 33 did not identify the nature of the emergency. Recommendation 7 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff direct all radio calls for medical emergencies be in plain language, including details of the symptoms encountered such as suicide by hanging, bleeding wounds, suspected overdose, etc. Finding 8 The required Responder Defibrillator (AED) Report was not found in the files provided to the Jury. Recommendation 8 That the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ensure that Wellpath test all AEDs monthly and after each use and keep logs of the dates of these checks.

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Summary The City of Santa Barbara has long been a desired destination for living and working, if you can afford the high cost of housing. The median price of a home is $1,170,200. Aware of the lack of housing for low and middle-income families, the City created a Housing Authority1 in 1969 and helped it create housing projects to fulfill the need for affordable housing. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara has provided over 1,300 housing units since then. The 2019-20 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury investigated this issue and determined that the need for affordable housing has continued to increase, and the City has not maintained its commitment to provide it. As a result, Santa Barbara faces some difficulties. Employers find it difficult to attract and retain qualified workers. Jobs exist here, but there is a magnified job-housing imbalance. Much of the City’s workforce lives out of town and commutes to work. Every day there are over 25,000 trips from south of

Resumen La ciudad de Santa Bárbara ha sido durante mucho tiempo un destino deseado para vivir y trabajar, si puedes pagar el alto costo de vivienda. El precio promedio de una casa es de $1,170,200. Consciente de la falta de viviendas para familias de bajos y medianos ingresos, la Ciudad creó una Housing Authority (Autoridad de Vivienda)1 en 1969 y lo ayudó a crear proyectos de vivienda para satisfacer la necesidad de viviendas asequibles. La Housing Authority of Santa Barbara (Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara) ha proporcionado más de 1,300 unidades de vivienda desde entonces. El Gran Jurado del Condado de Santa Bárbara 2019-2020 investigó este problema y determinó que la necesidad de viviendas asequibles ha seguido aumentando, y la Ciudad no ha mantenido su compromiso de proporcionarlas. Como resultado, Santa Bárbara enfrenta algunas dificultades. Los empleadores tienen dificultades para atraer y retener trabajadores calificados. Los empleos existen aquí, pero hay un desequilibrio magnificado entre la vivienda y el empleo. Gran parte de la fuerza laboral de la Ciudad vive fuera de la ciudad y viaja al trabajo. Todos los días hay más de 25,000 viajes desde el sur de Santa Bárbara y más de 5,000 viajes desde el norte del Condado.2 Estos viajeros no pueden contribuir a la comunidad como lo hacen los residentes. Además, Santa Bárbara está aislado de sus ayudantes más valiosos en tiempos de desastre. La ciudad no ha tenido mucho éxito reciente en la construcción de viviendas asequibles. Ahora puede estar enfrentando una batalla perdida contra las fuerzas que requieren la construcción de viviendas en Santa Bárbara. Desde 2017, los cuerpos legislativos del Estado de California han estado aprobando leyes para exigir a las ciudades que liberen sus procesos de permisos y zonificación y permitan la vivienda para todos los niveles de

Santa Barbara and over 5,000 trips from North County.2 These commuters cannot contribute to the community as residents do. Also, Santa Barbara is cut off from its most valuable helpers in times of disaster. The City has not had much recent success in building affordable housing. It may now be facing a losing battle against forces requiring housing to be built in Santa Barbara. Since 2017, the legislative bodies of the State of California have been passing legislation to require cities to unfetter their permitting and zoning processes and allow housing for all income levels. If they do not, the State Housing and Community Development Department can overrule a city’s permitting regulations in order to allow all housing that meets State standards. For Santa Barbara, such impositions come at an awkward time. The City faces a deadline with its State Regional Housing Needs Allocation of over 2,000 housing units it must provide before 2023. Every eight years the allocation is determined by the State and

ingresos. Si no lo hacen, el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario del Estado puede anular las regulaciones de permisos de una ciudad para permitir que todas las viviendas cumplan con los estándares estatales. Para Santa Bárbara, tales imposiciones llegan en un momento incómodo. La ciudad enfrenta una fecha límite con su asignación estatal de necesidades de vivienda regional de más de 2,000 unidades de vivienda que debe proporcionar antes de 2023. Cada ocho años, la asignación la determinan los consejos de gobierno estatales y regionales. En el otoño de 2020, Santa Bárbara recibirá una asignación más alta, incluso con miles de unidades sin construir. Para complicar aún más las cosas, el estado de California declaró no solo una crisis de vivienda sino también una crisis de personas sin hogar. La mayor parte de los fondos que habrían ayudado a las ciudades a construir viviendas asequibles ahora ayudarán a las personas sin hogar. La necesidad de viviendas y servicios para personas sin hogar también domina la financiación federal. Santa Bárbara ahora está en una situación difícil. Debe construir la vivienda que el Estado exige, pero tiene que hacerlo con menos recursos de financiación. La Ciudad necesita reconocer que debe limpiarse de patrones improductivos y adoptar una visión de futuro para crear viviendas asequibles. 1 The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara es una agencia pública local creada bajo la ley estatal con el propósito de proporcionar viviendas y servicios de apoyo asequibles, seguros y decentes y de calidad. 2 Oficina del Censo de EE. UU., Encuesta sobre la comunidad estadounidense, Estimaciones de cinco años 2012-2016.

Ahora que la pandemia de COVID-19 ha diezmado los presupuestos para 2020-21, es aún más importante apoyar los cambios innovadores que podrían permitir a la Ciudad avanzar de verdad para ayudar a todos sus ciudadanos a recuperarse y permanecer alojados de manera segura.

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Affordable Housing in Santa Barbara: An Oxymoron?

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regional councils of governments. In the fall of 2020, Santa Barbara will receive a higher allocation, even with thousands of units left unbuilt. Further complicating matters is the fact that the State of California declared not only a housing crisis but also a homeless crisis. The bulk of funding that would have assisted cities to build affordable housing is now going to help the homeless. The need for homeless housing and services also dominates federal funding. Santa Barbara is now in a double bind. It must build the housing that the State mandates but it has to do it with fewer funding resources. The City needs to recognize that it must clear itself of unproductive patterns and adopt a forward-looking vision for creating affordable housing. 1 The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is a local public agency created under state law for the purposes of providing safe, decent, and quality affordable housing and supportive services. 2 U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2012-2016 Five Year Estimates.

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated 2020-21 budgets, it is even more important to rally behind innovative changes that could allow the City to genuinely move forward in helping all its citizens recover and stay safely housed.

Findings and Recommendations Finding 1 There is a shortage of low and middle-income housing units in the City of Santa Barbara. Recommendation 1 That the Santa Barbara City Council develop and implement a plan for the creation of low and middle-income housing units. Finding 2 The Santa Barbara City Council has not identified permanent sources of funding to facilitate the development of low and middle-income housing units. Recommendation 2 That the Santa Barbara City Council obtain or create continuous reliable sources of funding to facilitate the development of low and middleincome housing units. Finding 3 The Santa Barbara City Council has not identified publicly owned properties that would be appropriate for low and middle-income housing units. Recommendation 3 That the Santa Barbara City Council identify and obtain publicly owned properties that would be appropriate for low and middle-income housing units. Finding 4 The Santa Barbara City Council delayed development of Accessory Dwelling Units despite the directives set by the State of California.

Aware of the lack of housing for low and middle-income families, the City created a Housing Authority in 1969 and helped it create housing projects to fulfill the need for affordable housing.

Recommendation 4 That the Santa Barbara City Council fully implement the State of California directives related to Accessory Dwelling Units. Finding 5 The Santa Barbara City Council has failed in recent years to require inclusionary or low and middle-income housing units when approving housing developments. Recommendation 5 That the Santa Barbara City Council require inclusionary or low and middle-income housing units when approving housing projects with ten units or more. Finding 6 The City of Santa Barbara does not utilize formbased zoning. Recommendation 6 That the Santa Barbara City Council instruct the Community Development Department to bring to the City Council recommendations for adoption of an ordinance for form-based zoning. Finding 7 The City of Santa Barbara’s zoning ordinance does not adequately allow for consideration of cost effective alternative building types, such as modular housing, small homes, and 3-D printed housing. Recommendation 7 That the Santa Barbara City Council instruct the Community Development Department to revise the zoning ordinance to allow for cost effective alternative building types, such as modular housing, small homes, and 3-D printed housing. Finding 8 The City of Santa Barbara does not maximize the use of multi-use zoning in all parts of the City. Recommendation 8 That the Santa Barbara City Council instruct the Community Development Department to bring to the City Council recommendations for adoption of an ordinance that amends the zoning code to allow for multi-use zoning in all parts of the City. Finding 9 The City of Santa Barbara has not maximized the use of subsidies, lower fees or incentives to encourage builders to construct low and middleincome housing units. Recommendation 9 That the Santa Barbara City Council develop and implement a plan to lower costs for development of inclusionary or low or middle-income housing units through the use of subsidies, lower fees or incentives.


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2020 Asian American Film Series: From Home

In-lieu of in-person screenings, the SB Trust for Historic Preservation’s Asian American History Committee has taken a look back at ten years of selections to select four films that can be viewed remotely. Each Friday this month, a film will be shared for you to stream in the comfort of your own home. To watch Flower Drum Song on Amazon Prime visit: www.sbthp.org/aafs

MARLI Innovation Seminar to Feature Tracy K. Smith

For the first time this summer, the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute’s Innovation

Lotusland Celebrates: Beyond the Pink Wall

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States and Princeton Professor of Humanities Tracy K. Smith who will share her perspective on the potential relationship between art and justice. Pre-registration is required. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ydz6bce6

Former two-time Poet Laureate of the U.S. and Princeton Professor of Humanities Tracy K. Smith will be the featured speaker during MARLI’s Innovation Seminar on Friday, July 17th at 5pm. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/ydz6bce6 La dos veces ex Poeta Laureado de los Estados Unidos y la profesora de humanidades de Princeton, Tracy K. Smith, será la oradora destacada durante el Seminario de Innovación de MARLI el viernes, 17 de julio a las 5pm. Registrarse en: https://tinyurl.com/ydz6bce6

Seminar will be open to the public. The live event on Friday, July 17th at 5pm will feature former twotime Poet Laureate of the United

Free Elder Financial Abuse Webinar Financial abuse of elders and dependent adults is on the rise during the COVID-19 Pandemic, yet it continues to be one of the most under-reported crimes. On Monday, July 20th at 2pm, American Riviera Bank will host the free Financial Abuse Webinar that will include a Q&A. Register at:


State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series


The webinar will also be posted on the website:

The Series continues with The Jungle Book, bringing to life the complexities of the jungle and the personalities of its creatures through movement, music, and the dynamic storytelling of some of life’s greatest moral lessons on Wednesday, July 22nd at 5pm on CYA.Live. Watch from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company. To watch ($9.99) visit:


The Retreat Webinar


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Worm Composting 101 Workshop

UCSB Arts & Lectures continues their Free Summer Cinema, “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” with a screening of The Karate Kid on July 22nd at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu UCSB Arts & Lectures continua su Cine de Verano Gratuito, “Películas bajo las estrellas en tu auto” con una proyección de The Karate Kid el 22 de julio a las 8:30pm en el West Wind Drive-In en Santa Bárbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series continues with The Jungle Book on Wednesday, July 22nd at 5pm on www.CYA.Live. Watch from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company. La serie virtual de verano de State Street Ballet continúa con The Jungle Book (El libro de la selva) el miércoles, 22 de julio a las 5pm en www.CYA.Live. Mira desde la comodidad de tu propio hogar y al mismo tiempo interactúa con los miembros de la compañía.

For the first time in 25 years, Lotusland’s annual benefit, Lotusland Celebrates, is going viral and will be inclusive and accessible from anywhere on Saturday, July 25th! With any donation to the Virtual Event, you will be serenaded from the Cactus Garden by world-renowned artist Rufus Wainwright and guided through the entertainment program by Emmy Award winner Finola Hughes. The online auction is open through July 25th. Pay to access the event at:

Build your own vermicomposting bin in a hands-on workshop with Explore Ecology Garden Educator Bennett Rock on Friday, July 24th, at 4pm via Zoom. Learn how to create healthy, fertile garden soil using worms. Your $10 ticket includes one hour of instruction. If you would like to purchase a bin with pre-drilled holes and/or a pound of worms, your ticket price ranges from $25 to $35: Register at:

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Meet the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber Team

Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Chamber has been hosting Friday calls for business leaders and government representatives to connect with the goal to share their experience, response, and updates to the current economic crisis. On Friday, July 17th, at 9am, the call will feature an introduction to the newly merged Chamber team. RSVP at:

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The Intersection of Collective vs. Personal Trauma in the Coronavirus Pandemic & Racial Violence in America with Donald Kalsched, Ph.D. on Friday, July 24th from 12 to 1:30pm via Zoom will offer perspectives of Depth Psychology to help us try to understand our current traumatogenic national culture. To register ($15-$35) visit


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.

Summer Sips Lecture Series

The SB Botanic Garden’s Summer Sips Lecture ChefMD’s Green Cure: How Gardening and Nature Can Heal What Ails You with Dr. John La Puma will take place Saturday, July 25th, 4:30 to 6pm via Zoom. La Puma will teach us how to use nature as medicine by learning the science of nature therapy. Sliding Scale starting at $15. Register at:



Register on-line at: www.sbcc.edu/extendedlearning

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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Conoce al equipo de la Cámara de la costa sur de Santa Bárbara

A lo largo de la pandemia COVID-19, la Cámara ha presentado “llamadas los viernes” para líderes empresariales y representantes gubernamentales para que se conecten con el objetivo de compartir su experiencia, respuesta y actualizaciones a la crisis económica actual. El viernes, 17 de julio, a las 9am, la “llamada” presentará una introducción al equipo de la Cámara recién fusionada. Haz tu reservación en: https://tinyurl.com/yaw4xtw5

Serie de cine Asiático-Americano 2020: Desde casa

En lugar de proyecciones en persona, el Comité de Historia Asiática-Americana del Fiduciario para la Preservación Histórica de Santa Bárbara ha revisado diez años de selecciones para seleccionar cuatro películas que se pueden ver de forma remota. Cada viernes de este mes, se compartirá una película para que la transmitas en la comodidad de tu hogar. Para ver Flower Drum Song en Amazon Prime visita: www.sbthp.org/aafs

Seminario de Innovación MARLI va a presentar a Tracy K. Smith

Por primera vez este verano, el Seminario de Innovación del Music Academy Remote Learning Institute


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-from-home 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

estará abierto al público. El evento en vivo del viernes, 17 de julio a las 5pm presentará a la ex Poeta Laureada de los Estados Unidos y profesora de humanidades de Princeton, Tracy K. Smith, quien compartirá su perspectiva sobre la posible relación entre el arte y la justicia. Se requiere preinscripción. Regístrate en


Lotusland celebra: Más allá de la pared rosa

¡Por primera vez en 25 años, el evento beneficiario anual de Lotusland, Lotusland Celebrates, será de forma virtual y será inclusivo y accesible desde cualquier lugar el sábado, 25 de julio! Con cualquier donación al evento virtual, el artista de renombre mundial Rufus Wainwright te acompañará con una serenata desde el Jardín de Cactus y Finola Hughes, ganadora del Premio Emmy, te guiará a través del programa de entretenimiento. La subasta en línea está abierta hasta el 25 de julio. Paga para recibir acceso al evento en: https://lotuslandcelebrates.org/

Serie virtual de verano de State Street Ballet

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: Throughout the duration of the center’s

través del movimiento, la música, y la narración dinámica de algunas de las mejores lecciones morales de la vida el miércoles, 22 de julio a las 5pm en CYA.Live. Ve desde la comodidad de tu propio hogar y al mismo tiempo interactúa con los miembros de la empresa. Para ver ($9.99) visita:


Taller de compostaje de gusanos 101 Construye tu propio contenedor de vermicompostaje en un taller práctico con el Educador de jardines de Explore Ecology, Bennett Rock, el viernes, 24 de julio a las 4pm a través de Zoom. Aprende a crear un suelo de jardín sano y fértil con gusanos. Tu boleto de $10 incluye una hora de instrucción. Si deseas comprar un contenedor con agujeros y / o una libra de gusanos, el precio de tu boleto será entre $25 y $35: Regístrate en:


Seminario web gratuito sobre abuso financiero para ancianos

El abuso financiero de ancianos y adultos dependientes está en aumento durante la pandemia COVID-19, sin embargo, sigue siendo uno de los delitos menos denunciados. El lunes, 20 de julio a las 2pm, American Riviera Bank organizará el seminario web gratuito sobre abuso financiero que incluirá una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Regístrate en:


This year Lotusland’s annual benefit, Lotusland Celebrates, is going viral and will be inclusive and accessible from anywhere on Saturday, July 25th. Make a donation to access to the virtual event at https://lotuslandcelebrates.org Este año, el evento beneficiario anual de Lotusland, Lotusland Celebrates, será de forma virtual y será inclusivo y accesible desde cualquier lugar el sábado, 25 de julio. Haz una donación para para recibir acceso al evento virtual en https://lotuslandcelebrates.org

Seminario web The Retreat

La intersección del trauma colectivo versus el personal en la pandemia de coronavirus y la violencia racial en los Estados Unidos con Donald Kalsched, Ph.D. el viernes, 24 de julio de 12 a 1:30pm a través de Zoom ofrecerá perspectivas de Psicología Profunda para ayudarnos a tratar de comprender nuestra cultura nacional traumatógena actual. Para registrarte ($15-$35) visita


Serie de conferencias Summer Sips La conferencia Summer Sips del Jardín Botánico de SB La cura verde de ChefMD: Cómo la jardinería y la naturaleza pueden curar tus dolencias con el Dr. John La Puma tendrá lugar el sábado, 25 de julio de 4:30 a 6pm a través de Zoom. La Puma nos enseñará cómo usar la naturaleza como medicina aprendiendo la ciencia de la terapia

La serie continúa con The Jungle Book (El libro de la selva), dando vida a las complejidades de la jungla y las personalidades de sus criaturas a

El seminario web también se publicará en el sitio web:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ojai Film Festival Online Film Series: Festival Highlights are available for viewing on the festival’s website until July 31st. https://tinyurl.com/ya4dqjeq 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/

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 UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content, clips from the A&L archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online.


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Center Stage’s Personal Stories, true stories performed by their authors, released as a pay-per-view video and filmed at Center Stage, are available on their website. Personal Stories Group 1, Group 2 & Group 3 are now available. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a password and link to the stories. For tickets ($10-$50) visit: www.CenterStageTheater.org.

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

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

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: https://tinyurl.com/yb2llz43 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb 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

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

de la naturaleza. Paga lo que puedas desde $15. Regístrate en:


Grupo Virtual de Conversación en Inglés ¿Quieres mejorar tus habilidades de conversación en Inglés? Todos los miércoles, de 4:30 a 6pm ve a la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara y practica tu Inglés en un espacio informal en el Grupo Virtual de Conversación en Inglés. ¡Siempre gratis y abierto a todos los que están aprendiendo inglés! Regístrate para recibir un código de acceso a la reunión virtual:


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.

Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the first and third weekends of the month from 10am to 4pm 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 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open to the general public 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. Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events SB Museum of Natural History has opened its outdoor exhibits to the general public by reservation only from Wednesday to Sunday. Guests 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. www.sbnature.org Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Reservations will be scheduled with staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. All visitors are required to wear face masks. To reserve a SelfGuided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org

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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation To Host Paella Picnic In Support for Families Battling Cancer


EDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION’S Paella Picnic is a delicious way to support local businesses, support TBCF’s mission, and feed a family of four! Purchase a Paelle Picnic bag and receive paella for four, wine, dessert, and a gift. Together, with SB Paella Catering, the Paella Picnic pick up is scheduled for August 1st from noon to 3pm at the Village Properties’ parking lot and outdoor area, at their downtown location. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to provide great food for the community that also makes up for a bit of the money we are losing through the cancellation of other fundraising events,” shared Kirsten Stuart, TBCF’s Development & Communications Director. “The event is like a ‘pick-up party’ you might attend through one of our local wineries’ wine clubs,” explained Stuart. “You’ll drive in, park, pick up a beautiful bag filled with paella for four, wine, dessert, and a gift, then take it home to enjoy in your backyard with friends, or maybe even in the park.” The pick-up event will also feature an Opportunity Drawing,

Ongoing Opportunities Continued 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

Upcoming Events

SBIFF Family Film Fun – The Incredibles: Jump into adventure with everybody’s favorite superhero family in this week’s Family Fun Film The Incredibles. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/yarn7fka Launching Your Telemental Health Practice Webinar: Join SimplePractice for an exclusive webinar with Board-Certified 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 https://tinyurl.com/ybtaog24 LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process: The Summer Series kicks off Friday, July 17th, at 7pm with its first public (virtual) reading of Once Upon A Family by Barbara Lebow. The performance will be followed with a Q&A with the artists. Enter the virtual lobby, beginning at 6:45pm: https://bit.ly/2O6jXEV The next performance, Shanghai by Linda Alper will be Friday, July 24th at 7pm 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 who maintain a special connection to the Symphony. Additional watch-party is scheduled for 7pm. https://tinyurl.com/yc7hg8nt Peace Literacy Summer Workshops: 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 Researchers with GRIT: Some of UCSB’s most accomplished faculty members will

a Wine Pull, and a Giving Tree to raise critical funds for local families who are recipients of TBCF’s financial, emotional, and educational support. All proceeds from the Paella Picnic will support local families facing the financial and emotional burden of a pediatric cancer diagnosis. The Opportunity Drawing will feature three very robust packages: 1) Three SONOS speakers 2) a Fashion Spree including a Burberry bag, a beautiful necklace, and a champagne shopping experience at Giuliana Montecito, and 3) a Staycation package that includes a paella dinner for ten from SB Paella Catering along with a variety of other local excursions and experiences. Donations for the Opportunity Drawing are available on the TBCF website at www.TeddyBearCancerFoundation.org/events or by calling the office at 805-962-7466. “Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is the only local organization to provide financial, educational, and emotional support to families battling pediatric cancer in the Tri-Counties. We provide a variety of support programs to families of youth up to age 21,” shared Eryn Shugart, Interim Executive Director. “Only through

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 https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS Watershed Wednesdays: Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed Wednesdays, a series of live online activities including crafts, talks,

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. Javiera Barandiarán will give the next talk on July 20th and Tobias Höllerer on July 22nd. To register for the talks visit: https://tinyurl.com/yaj9tl6z Rubicon Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Concert Series: Enjoy a series of five 75-minute concerts from the safety and comfort of your car in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The Rubicon series continues with 2am at The Sands: Samonsky Sings Sinatra from July 20th through 22nd, at 8pm. For tickets ($15 to $99) visit www.rubicontheatre.org From Unrest to Engaged Heart in Action: On Tuesday, July 21st, from 10 to 11am, join AHA!’s Tara Schlener AMFT for an exploration designed to support you in bringing your voice and heart to action during this extraordinary time in history, marked by amplified social justice concerns and the ongoing isolation and fear brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/UnrestToEngagedHeart

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 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 COVID19 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

UCSB Arts & Lectures Free Summer Cinema: UCSB Arts & Lectures’ “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” continues with its Free Summer Cinema on July 22nd with The Karate Kid at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Online Meditation Retreat: Rev. Karen S. Wylie will offer an Online Meditation Retreat on Saturday, July 25th, from 9am to 12:30pm. The morning will include three 30-minute sittings divided by 10-minute breaks and a concluding yoga nidra sitting. Register ($25) at: www.karenswylie.com 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. For tickets ($75/$50) visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rh20

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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: https://tinyurl.com/y9yktnm8 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://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj 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

over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It explores the notion of a racial-zoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.” Watch the video https://tinyurl.com/ybncdsct or listen to the podcast https://tinyurl.com/ydgsowpm 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 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 last class will be Friday, July 17th from 6 to 7:30pm and will include story, poetry, and a Q&A session. To register ($20/class) visit: www.mosaicvoices.org/events Library Sidewalk Service Locations Added 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. https://tinyurl.com/y7pkvas7

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 Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy

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Downtown Santa Barbara Emerges As A Leader

Robin Elander is at the Helm have a commitment to the environment. If we all do our part, we’ll get to keep living here for a while, HIS SPRING THE FORTUNES OF DOWNTOWN and leave it a better place for future generations,” she SANTA BARBARA BEGAN TO RISE, just as COVID-19 explained. descended, with Robin Elander taking Elander comes from a family with the helm as their new Interim Executive deep roots in community engagement Director. Not new to Santa Barbara by any means, and she attributes some of her interest Elander has been a leader at various organzations and experience to them. on the Central Coast for the last decade or so. “My parents actually owned But to many, she’s a fresh face at the “D.O.” and so businesses in the downtown where I grew VOICE immediately requested an interview, so that up and lived until I was 18, Jamestown, our readers, if they didn’t know her already, could NY. They were always talking about get acquainted, or better acquainted. downtown issues, participating in local Elander’s immediate response to the new events, parades, and local campaigns, opportunity at the DSB was enthusiasm. “I love Robin Elander and what the city and the downtown working with people for a collective bigger organization was working on, how purpose and collaborating to make big bold they endeavored to bring tourists in We have some really things possible,” she related. “We have some town, etc. so I’d say it [my interest talented, smart, really talented, smart, entrepreneurs and in community planning and work] entrepreneurs and residents living and working in downtown and started there. I also worked for a while Robin Elander at Little Kitchen’s parklet I’m so excited to dig in with these rock stars and residents living and with both of them and learned the activate and rejuvenate our downtown. We’ve got working in downtown determination and dedication it took some exciting work to do!” and I’m so excited to to get their businesses up and running opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Eventually, she Indeed. This last three months has seen dig in with these rock and keep running it their whole lives.” was was invited to apply for the position of Executive Director for downtown transformed. It’s not been easy, but stars and activate Elander noted that she sought out professional Summer Solstice Celebration, and has served in that role for the business is being done, and more people than and rejuvenate our bonafides to layer on top of her innate interest, last five years. ever are enjoying the outdoor atmosphere that downtown. We’ve sharing, “Besides my upbringing, I have a bachelors All of that has gone together to allow her to seize this moment State Street offers for everyone. got some exciting degree in Parks, Recreation Tourism Management as a confident downtown leader. “I’ve had an opportunity to work That outdoor experience is something with a focus on Programming and Events from work to do! with many different types of groups in town, from city planning Elander has worked to promote over the years... – Robin Elander North Carolina State University. I also worked and permitting, to area radio, tv, and print media, nonprofits, She worked with Open Streets, Summer Solstice with the City of Raleigh, marketing department arts groups, and business leaders. I’ve been able to build quality (she took over as ED when Claudia Bratton and put on hundreds of events and programs for relationships over retired), and was a voice for developing the the city while I was going to college in the various time. I certainly still bike plan in Santa Barbara. This perhaps springs from Elander’s city parks, plazas, and spaces in downtown district. After college have ALOT of new committment to the environment. “It is just good business to Many committees and I moved to Ventura, CA and people to still meet, special task forces have started working for the City but fortunately I have come together to make of Ventura and managed history working in Premier a variety of community the current situation downtown Santa Sponsor: initiatives, projects, and events possible. It is important Barbara and know in the downtown cultural many of it’s unique for different segments of district and worked with a characteristics and some the city to come together group of committed citizens Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars of the people to talk to, to create a collective and businesses leaders to to take things to the next voice to advocate for the revitalize downtown.” step.” changes they’d like to see. During that time Open Streets – Robin Elander Elander went to school at programs tend to create night, earning a masters spaces for businesses degree in Public Policy and and community Administration. members alike to enjoy a street and it’s amenities in a relaxed “After seven years in reimagined way. They can also change daily as nothing is Ventura, I took a break and permanent. It lends well to State Street now as we need the space traveled around the world to for social distancing especially for restaurants to have the space study different community they need to operate, but we do have to remember that this is not projects and special initiatives, exactly an open streets event, though it certainly looks like one, learn Spanish, and what made this is actually a emergency condition we are in due to COVID-19 communities tick,” she recalled. and we need to remember while enjoying the space to wear masks “I came back and settled in and social distance so we can continue to enjoy it! Santa Barbara in 2013 and Regarding safety from COVID-19, Elander is happy with the dug into community work in steps to open State Street as initial moves, noting that businesses Santa Barbara, first working on State Street are using the space for diverse purposes on the at the Maritime Museum, street and sidewalks, and that unique light installations, such as then Antioch University, and the ones that were on Stearns Wharf, can add splashes of color later started my own business, and intrigue to the downtown corridor. “Eventually, although it’s Global Good Impact through not allowed currently in the emergency ordinance, regular music Gates open at 7:30 PM. First come, first served. Food trucks! Concessions! Entertainment! Women’s Economic Ventures. and performance art and diverse programming in collaboration Socially-distanced parking with room to put chairs in front of your car. My first major project with my with area organizations will make the space new and different for (Face masks and social distancing required when outside car.) business was planning an Open years to come,” she shared with an eye to the future. Streets event on two miles of “Many committees and special task forces have come together Cabrillo Blvd, which is lending Presented in association with the City of Goleta, UCSB Athletics, Carpinteria to make the current situation possible. It is important for different Special Thanks: well to my work on State Street segments of the city to come together to create a collective voice Movies in the Park and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture right now. Much of my other to advocate for the changes they’d like to see,” she concluded. work with my consulting Looking forward, after the “pedestrianization of State Street,” business was bringing Elander says Downtown Santa Barbara will be focusing on together entrepreneurs for marketing, promotions, and activations, and well as hosting a (805) 893-3535 | www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu summits, retreats, and creating variety of “intriguing street installations.” Phtos Courtesy of Robin Elander


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6th Annual artsee Fundraiser AAC memberS’ AbSTrACT ArT on 10x10 pANelS | $100 eACH All panel art proceeds to benefit SEE International (Surgical Eye Expeditions Intl.) To purchase, please visit www.seeintl.org/artsee, or call Rachel Tennant at 805-730-0649, or email Development@seeintl.org. Include the panel number when requesting your selection.

1. liz engriser, Good Neighbors— Inspired by Piet Mondrian, mixed media

2. A. michael marzolla, BLM, acrylic

3. A. michael marzolla, Remote View, acrylic

4. A. michael marzolla, Bridge to 2021, acrylic

5. bay Hallowell, Colliding Worlds, monoprints, collaged

6. Charlene broudy, Vision, digital art

7. Charlene broudy, Depth, digital art

8. Charlene broudy, Release, digital art

9. Cynthia martin, New Day, acrylic

10. eugene Galles, Bright Wave, mixed media

11. eugene Galles, Bright Wave’r’, mixed media

12. eugene Galles, Agave Leaf, mixed media

13. eve mero, With My Paddle Board, oil and wax

14. eve mero, Here We Go! oil and wax

15. eve mero, Migration of the Birds, mixed media

16. Isaac Hernández, The Artist’s Eye (No.1), oil

17. Isaac Hernández, The Artist’s Eye (No.2), oil

18. Isaac Hernández, The Artist’s Eye (No.3), oil

19. Janice lorber, Okay With Me, acrylic

20. Janice lorber, Come What May, acrylic

21. Janice lorber, I Hear You, acrylic

22. Jo merit, If You Need a Reason, encaustic/mixed media

23. Jo merit, Striations, acrylic

24. Jo merit, No Going Back, acrylic

25. Joyce Wilson, Enchanted Forest I, acrylic

26. Joyce Wilson, Enchanted Forest II, acrylic

27. Juan Trejo, Baby Blanket, ink

28. Juan Trejo, Mother’s Watching, ink

29. Juan Trejo, Ice Cream Flavored Chips, ink

30. Juan Trejo, Rose Colored Sky, mixed media

31. Karen Zazon, Face to Face, acrylic

32. Karen Zazon, Pondering, acrylic

33. Karin Aggeler, Calming Sea, acrylic

34. Kerry Smith, V-1 Crush, acrylic

35. Kerrie Smith, V-2 Crush, acrylic

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36. Kerrie Smith, V-3 Crush, acrylic

37. lawrence Wallin, Life in Motion, acrylic

38. lawrence Wallin, Life Alive, acrylic

39. lawrence Wallin, Flowers in Love, a Color Fancy, acrylic

40. lee Anne Dollison, For the Time Being, digital print & mixed media

41. lee Anne Dollison, Meanwhile, digital print & mixed media

42. marlene Struss, School of Sharks, acrylic

43. marlene Struss, Meditation, acrylic

44. mary Freericks, On Fire (Homage to Osnat Tzadok), acrylic

45. mary Freericks, Patterns, acrylic

46. mary Gold, Storytelling, collage

47. mary Gold, Walk in the Water, collage

48. mary Gold, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, collage

49. Naomi bollag, #90, acrylic

50. Naomi bollag, #91, acrylic

51. Naomi bollag, #92, acrylic

52. patrick mcGinnis, Blue Tank, photo print

53. patrick mcGinnis, Red Boat, photo print

54. patrick mcGinnis, Alt Switch, assemblage

55. Sara yerkes, Intensive, photographic emulsion transfer

56. Sara yerkes, Electric Shock, photographic emulsion transfer

57. Sophia beccue, Imaginarium No.1, acrylic

58. Sophia beccue, Imaginarium No.2, acrylic

59. Sophia beccue, Imaginarium No.3, acrylic

60. Thore edgren , Man’s Best Friend, encaustic bark

61. Thore edgren, Palette No.1, glass tile on paper

62. lynda Smythe, Deep Sea #1, mixed media

63. lynda Smythe, Deep Sea #2, mixed media

64. Karen Frishman, Rough Waters, mixed media

65. eloisa Chavez (See), Movement, acrylic

66. Charlie bishop (See), Break Free, acrylic

67. Adriana la Artista (See), Azul, acrylic

68. Alex Fisher (See), Third Growth, acrylic and glass beads

69. Joyce lo (See), Imprismed, acrylic

70. Olivia Jones (See), Flutter By, acrylic

71. Gloria liggett, Away From the Sun, acrylic

72. Gloria liggett, Criss Cross, acrylic

73. Gloria liggett, Tangles, acrylic

74. marlise Senzamici, Earthy, acrylic and graphite

75. rebecca marder, Shadows 2, mixed media

76. Joyce Noda (See), Sunset Study 3, acrylic

77. randal Avolio (CeO, See), Sunset Study 2, acrylic

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Karen Baltzley Named Managing Director of the Marjorie Luke Theatre


Local Researchers will investigate kelp restoration with funds from the California Sea Grant


By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

P AND DOWN THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA, the region’s iconic kelp forests are disappearing. While attention has focused on the state’s north coast — where loss of bull kelp has driven fishery closures — all of California is in danger of kelp forest decline. In fact, many areas of the central and south coasts have already suffered losses of giant kelp and related declines of important commercially and recreationally fished species. Several environmental conditions that contribute to kelp loss, such as marine heatwaves, are predicted to increase in frequency and strength into the future. California appears to be at a turning point with loss of kelp forests in some regions,” said UC Santa Barbara Research Biologist Jennifer Caselle. “Restoration techniques Sunshine streams down through a forest of giant kelp. have been widely used in other ecosystems, like terrestrial forests and coastal wetlands, but there are still a lot of questions about restoring open coast systems like kelp forests.” Fortunately, kelp restoration is possible, and it’s likely to become more prevalent in California. California Sea Grant has awarded Caselle $380,000 to tackle this challenge. She will be joined by UCSB Project Scientist and Co-PI Tom Bell, and their colleague Mark Carr, at UC Santa Cruz. Current efforts to restore kelp have been ad hoc, and in some cases not well-informed by the latest science. Yet, California has some of the best-studied kelp systems in the world and a massive amount of readily available data. The team plans to leverage existing knowledge and data on California’s kelp forests to develop effective strategies for kelp forest restoration. Statistical models will identify key ecological, oceanographic, and management factors that promote kelp persistence and recovery at the scales of the entire state. The project aims to produce the first integrated analysis that includes data from Tom Bell field surveys from kelp forests, remote sensing, Jenn Caselle benthic habitat mapping, and management regimes. Their findings will be used to produce a restoration guide, which will enable resource managers to choose optimal locations, times, and methods for kelp restoration activities statewide. “There is a lot of energy and emotion among users of the kelp forests in California,” Caselle noted, “so my project and the others recently funded in this kelp forest restoration program will hopefully be able to harness that energy to best effect.” Photo by Sonia Fernandez

HE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE has named Karen Baltzley as its new managing director. In her new role Baltzley will be responsible for maintaining the rich legacy of The Luke and will ensure that the organization evolves to survive and thrive in the ever changing, competitive non-profit environment. Karen Baltzley has been at The Luke since 2016 as House Manager and Administrative Assistant. She is originally from the Kansas City area and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Her theatrical & arts administrative studies in college sparked a love of stage managing, and making herself useful anywhere in a theatre. She’s a manager and producer at heart with a deep love of theatrical make-up. In 2018 Baltzley co-founded Roaming Theatre Collaborative, in Santa Barbara, and still serves as a producing artist. She’s proud to have made The Luke her home, and looks forward to building up an invigorated, flourishing theatre for future generations. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to see The Luke Theatre through this pandemic and into a brand new age of performing arts,” said Baltzley. “Our industry has had to adapt so quickly, I can’t even imagine the amazing things Santa Barbara will be producing a year from now. We have a resilient Karen Baltzley community that grows stronger together through each trial and test. I’m very excited to focus on our community, our history, and the diverse under-represented talent that is thriving behind the scenes. I’m proud of what The Luke Theatre has accomplished so far, and I’m extremely driven to realize our bright future.” Marjorie Luke Theatre Board Members elected this year include SB School District Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, John Becchio; SB Junior High Principal, James Koenig; Rich Hoag, and John Ogilvie as Co-Vice President. Continuing board members include Rod Lathim, Board President for the Marjorie Luke Theatre; Gerrie Fausett, Co-Vice President; Rosemary Schmoller, Treasurer; and Dawn Ziemer, Secretary. Additionally, Laura Battle, Liz Butcher, and Pam www.luketheatre.org McLendon all continue to serve as Luke Board Members.

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Fund for Santa Barbara Grants $5,000 to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria


HE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA has awarded a $5,000 grant to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria to support its continued services and critical programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are grateful for The Fund for Santa Barbara’s commitment to community organizations during this unprecedented crisis and for supporting the advancement of opportunities for local girls,” said Jamie Collins, executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. “Our ability to provide support to struggling families during and following the pandemic will be paramount to the success of our girls, their families and our community. We are committed to coming out on the other side of this crisis stronger and more resilient, while continuing to help our future leaders reach their highest potential.” Following the COVID-19 closures in March, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria began partnering with local agencies to address community needs and immediately implemented outreach efforts and online programming models. Partnering with the Carpinteria Unified School District and the 93013 Fund, Girls Inc. assisted in providing 500 bags of school supplies and food boxes for the most vulnerable students in the community. The nonprofit has also remained a critical resource and support system for local girls and families as they face the stress of unemployment, lack of childcare and the emotional effects of isolation. On June 1st, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria reopened its doors, with new safety measures in place, to a limited capacity of girls whose parents are essential workers. The organization continues to support its members remotely through wellness sessions, virtual workouts, daily STEAM content via its YouTube channel, daily read-a-louds on Facebook, virtual academic support, virtual hangouts, delivery of supplies and books, and more. The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Emerging Needs Grants offer financial support up to $5,000 for projects that need immediate financial assistance due to extraordinary, unforeseen circumstances.

For more invo about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria or to make a donation, visit www.girlsinc-carp.org

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At the intersection of Canon Perdido, Garden, Santa Barbara, Anacapa, De la Guerra, and Ortega streets in downtown Santa Barbara, THE PRESIDIO NEIGHBORHOOD wants you to know they are doing business and ready to serve during the COVID-19 crisis. Take a walk through the neighborhood and discover boutiques, local one-of-a-kind businesses, and hideaways that take you back in time. (Some of these photos are courtesy of Presidio Neighborhood websites.)

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VACANT SEARS PROPERTY is named Emergency Overflow Site for Cottage Hospital Closed in January 2019, the VACANT SEARS PROPERTY in Santa Barbara will be used as an emergency site if county hospital capacity runs out during the COVID-19 crisis. About $1-million improvements will have to be made for the space to be ready. Once in use it will cost $39,600 a month. North County cases may also use San Luis Obispo facilities. Other sites, including UC Santa Barbara were considered. Many counties are working out ways to handle an increase that could be beyond their capacity. “Today marks the 29th day that we have been on New COVID-19 rules the monitoring list,” said aren't lion! Public Health Administration Indoor zoos are closed. Santa Barbara's is Director Van Do-Reynoso. https://countyofsb.org/phd/home.c

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Chad Stevens and his son Cole mark the moment as the new CHAD’S SIGN replaces Sambo’s at 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd. after 63 years.

Hundreds of cyclists, many with trick moves, hit the road Saturday for a crosscity ride in Santa Barbara hosted by Santa Barbara Se Familia. Starting at La Mesa Park and ending at the Old Mission, the event drew people from around California. Find more at: KEYT. https://tinyurl.com/y74ajxy7

That helicopter! MANY CALLS and TEXT messages in the last two days from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara. Sheriff's Dept. says, “We have received several reports of low flying helicopters over Carpinteria and Montecito. They are contract surveyors for Southern California Edison.

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By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

NE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO ON OUR COASTLINE is to stroll along the walkway at Butterfly Beach in front of the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara toward the end of the day. As the sun makes its way to the horizon, the blue sky slowly turns into a curtain of orange and the sand on the beach below mirrors its glorious colors. In the distance Stearns Wharf, the harbor, and the surrounding hills are silhouetted against the backdrop left by the setting sun. Over the weekend people were walking, jogging, and relaxing along Channel Drive and on Butterfly Beach, but across the street at the hotel all was quiet... sadly empty. The beautiful Four Season’s Biltmore was surrounded by canvas draped barriers with notifications that there was to be no entry. Due to concerns over the increasing spread of

the coronavirus, the iconic hotel and the Coral Casino across the way were shuttered on March 23rd. A very sad sight as I walked by wondering when the doors would open once again. This historic Four Seasons managed hotel, presently owned by Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts (referred to as ‘The Biltmore’), was designed by architect Reginald Johnson and landscape architect Ralph Stevens in the mid 1920’s. The ambiance of the hotel and gardens is a combination of Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial styles with more than a hint of Moorish revival, seen in the arches, spiral staircases, and magnificent tiles. The Biltmore stands on 22 acres of spectacular beachfront property that had previously been the home of the Santa Barbara Country Club surrounded by a luxury residential enclave. Its groundbreaking took place on March 5th, 1927. The Coral Casino was constructed in 1937 with its own architectural style, as a private club and to enhance the activities of the hotel. Along with The Biltmore, the Coral Casino is seeped in rich California history as the vacation spot of the stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Surely more than a few glamorous visitors stayed there on their way to visit William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies at the opulent La Casa Grande in the hills above San Simeon. The Biltmore, the Coral Casino, and beautiful Butterfly Beach hold a special place in our family history as well. My first memories of The Biltmore were during my early teens, when I developed a crush on a handsome pianist who entertained in the main lounge. The Biltmore became our family’s frequent weekend home until my parents found their own nearby. My husband and I were married at All Saints-by-the-Sea and the reception was held in the El Mar area and lawn of the hotel overlooking the ocean. More than a few years later, our son and his wife were married in the hotel garden with a reception in the Loggia Ballroom. One of my fondest memories is walking

with him on Butterfly Beach on the evening before his wedding on the same strand my father walked with me on the evening before my own. Along with the historic Biltmore, our community is once again temporarily closed, but memories can never be shuttered. I continue to walk on Butterfly Beach gazing at the setting sun and looking toward the harbor and the lights on Stearns Wharf in the distance, knowing that in time I’ll be sitting on the patio of the hotel with friends enjoying the ambiance of one of Santa Barbara’s most sought after locations. For the moment, let’s all stay home and stay safe... and of course, 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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ADLY, THE GOVERNOR HAS ROLLED BACK OUR ABILITY TO VISIT OUR BELOVED WINERIES, but most in Santa Barbara will remain open. Once again, they are required to serve food with wine. Wine tasting must happen outdoors, so tasting rooms have expanded onto the sidewalks, parking lots, and parking spaces in front of their locations. So even with outside space available for seating, it may benefit you to phone ahead and secure a reservation. But in case you want to stay home and continue sheltering in place, this week we are going to look at the wine tasting rooms in Santa Barbara that are doing online webinars. These webinars will let you have a glass of good wine with the winemakers that make some of the best wine in the county, the state, and the world. Some of these webinars have maximum numbers of viewers. Some of the webinars are interactive. So check the websites of the wineries for details. All of the wineries accommodate the tasting event with discounted shipments of the wines being discussed. Don’t forget to sign up for the winery newsletters, so that you can be first to hear about upcoming events.

Jamie Slone Wines Jamie and Kym Slone have expanded out along their De La Guerra patio, as well as alongside of the building’s walkway that joins with the courtyard. They continue doing regular flights of wine, and are keeping cheese platters on the menu.

Grassini is doing regular flight tastings, and also continuing to offer a charcuterie platter. Grassini has been doing online events since the beginning of the shelter in place orders. Now with the rollback, they will be continuing. Their wonderfully inexpensive COVID-19 shipping prices remain in place for all of their wines. Check the Events button on the home page of the website for details.

Jamie and Kym are being the usual onetwo punch when doing guided tastings online under the moniker of Live Tasting every Friday night. Their Live Tasting Bundles of wine come discounted, of course. Look up the Events button on the home page of their website. Jamie Slone Wines • 23 E De La Guerra St • (805) 560-6555 • Open: Daily 11am or Noon to 6pm or 7pm • Reservations recommended • www. JamieSloneWines.com

Au Bon Climat Au Bon Climat has returned to doing their normal tasting flights of wine. They have opened up into the space on the shaded patio to meet social distancing requirements. This is good news. Jim Clendenen’s occasional online tastings are not to be missed. Jim, we will say again, is probably the best winemaker in America, and one of the best in the world. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge that is at the same time irreverent and hilariously funny. His talks are so popular that you have to sign up for his newsletter to learn about them. Click the Contact Us button on the website and sign up for the newsletter. You won’t be sorry. (He is doing one this Saturday, if you can sign up fast enough.) The wines are available at nice discounts. Au Bon Climat • 813 Anacapa St #5B, Santa Barbara • (805) 963-7999 • Open: MonFri Noon- 6pm, Sat and Sun 11am-6pm • Reservations recommended • www.AuBonClimat.com

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

Margerum & Barden Wines Doug Margerum has moved all of his wine tasting to his new site in the Funk Zone, on the side of the Hotel Californian. They have a very nice menu of appetizers and pizzas made in the tasting room kitchen that are a part of their normal business. And we can attest that they are very tasty. Doug and his lovely wife Marni have done a series of video tastings that are immediately available on the website. The tasting wines are offered at discounts. They even offer pairing suggestions for the wines, like: “Riviera Rosé paired with Smoked Salmon on a cucumber round & curled up with a good book or bubble bath.” Margerum Wine Company • 19 E Mason St, Santa Barbara • (805) 845-8435 • Open: Noon-8pm Sun-Thursday; Fri and Sat Noon-9pm • www.margerumwines.com

Grassini’s wine tasting room in El Paseo remains open. They have expanded beyond the regular patio and surged toward State Street. Better still, they also put tables on the lawn in the original El Paseo courtyard.

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By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

REMIERING ON THE STREAMING CHANNEL HULU, Max Barbakow’s first feature film, Palm Springs, is creating fun waves this summer for film audiences. A normal theatrical release would involve screenings in actual movie theatres, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the feature can be seen in a virtual venue, streaming television, plus for some lucky viewers its been programmed at some drive-in theatres allowing audiences to socially distance in their cars. The film received positive attention at last January’s Sundance Film Festival and was swooped up for close to $22 million, giving the project some urgent attention. It’s premiere date was July 10th. The screenwriter Andy Ciara, along with the director Barbakow, developed a comically brilliant screenplay, with plenty of existential themes bobbing under scenes that are sometimes poignant without sacrificing the comic scope of the film’s overtly sexy or violent twists. This film takes an inventive journey, featuring a variety of outrageously zany scenes, as main characters, Nyles and Sarah, are stuck in a time loop reminiscent of the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day. The film features characters that are carefree and upper middle class, heroines and heroes beset by a fantastical scifi device of a vortex within a desert cave. The beams of the plot illustrate a hipster wedding held at Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Director Max Barbakow during SBIFF and Joshua Tree locations. Zoom interview Just in time for summer, there is an exquisite contemporary swimming pool and an isolated backdrop house featured along with outrageous float devices that work as sight gags. The film follows the path of a periodically raunchy rom-com, and its fastmoving scenes function as small stories unto themselves. Throughout the movie, other films are given quick-blinking homages including references to the aforementioned Groundhog Day; the classic Italian comedy-drama from 2013, The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino in the wedding dance sequences; the creepy and effective Under the Skin with Scarlett Johansson; and even Saving Private Ryan is saluted in a

shot that comically references the graphic violence of the Spielberg’s celebrated war movie. This comedy plays out in rapid fire sessions that always begin with the main characters waking up in bed – emphasis on waking eye closeups – echoing surrealist films of the historic past, especially Un Chien Andalou, the seminal 1929 surrealist film from Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. The movie utilizes wedding comedy tropes, tweaking the material into an amusing series of existential adventures which grow gentler and even touching by the middle of the third act. In regard to the technical side of the film, the unusual music score was developed by composer Matthew Compton, inspired by Palm Springs ‘exotica’ and ‘Tropicalia’ themes interwoven with a selection of absorbing vocal tracks, evoking the mood and setting. The clear-as-crystal vibrant cinematography was developed by Quyen Tran who worked closely with the director and the accomplished production designer Jason Kisvarday (Childish Gambino: This is America) and imaginative costume designer Colin Wilkes. The film features a stellar cast who ground the multiple-angled story. Andy Samberg, solid in a large role and wearing a brightly hued Hawaiian shirt plays the ever-worried and overly confident Nyles with comic affect. He is an awkward interloper at all times. Cristin Milioti is stunning in a nuanced portrayal filled with quiet melancholy and grounded feminine power. Milioti is the heroine leading the way, the pathfinder who eventually finds the science-based escape. Effective in every scene, Milioti delivers a vulnerability that is credible in every closeup shot. J.K. Simmons as the supporting antagonist Roy again delivers an endearingly comic performance as the representative of the elder generation. As an uncle figure, he calmly besets the Samberg character with a series of raucous interventions and stand-offs. Simmon’s character is the type of uncle figure that would never say no to cocktails, minor drugs, or misadventures. The other members of the cast support the leads quite well, including the adroit and very busy ninety-something year old actress June Squibb (Nebraska) and Peter Gallagher (Sex Lies and Videotape) as the ever-watchful and protective father, as well as a diversely cast gang of youngish wedding attendees. This is the first feature from Max Barbakow, who attended the AFI Film School. He is not only a local, but has received positive attention for

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his films such Mi Dulcinea, The Duke, which was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the documentary Mommy, I’m a Bastard!, among others. The debut narrative involved a large cast and crew in a variety of scenic locations as well as outrageous stunts, challenging considering the shooting scheduled, according to director Barbakow was only 21 days long in a virtual interview arranged by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and hosted by Executive Director Roger Durling. During a wide-ranging series of questions about the genesis and production aspects of the film, Barbakow mentioned, “I had so much joy creating the film, essentially a series of short films involving high and low brow moments…all my characters had to deal with the personal ‘hells’ and working with Andy Samburg was so much fun. [He] hit all the base notes. Our cast and crew had a really good blue blueprint with the brilliant script from Andy Ciara.” Barbakow continued, “scheduling was imperative; we shot the film in only 21 days, and at one point storyboarded the scenes with Legos! Our tireless creatives (cinematographer, production designer, and costume designer) were Swiss Army types in a very collaborative process.” Barbakow’s next project will be a vampire film with Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) which promises to be a unique concept. With Palm Springs so well received by film critics, this emerging director has a very promising career ahead. Palm Springs will hold up well to repeated viewings as there are so many colorful themes jam-packed into the joltingly fast-paced saga. Robert F. Adams, a Santa Barbara landscape architect, is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com.


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ONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS RETURNING from its recent lows over the past two months with its main index up 12.1 points for a 3-month high in May as the lockdowns ease in some states, said the Conference Board today (June 30th). Of the four U.S. regions, the South has the highest and Northeast the lowest confidence levels. We are not sure if overall confidence will continue to rise and consumers consume again, however, because Dr. Fauci remarked Tuesday in congressional testimony that we could have as many as 100,000 infections per day in coming months from the 45,000 per day reported yesterday and today [that was 66,273 nationwide on 7/15/2020], as COVID-19 infection rates resurge with the openings that aren’t following CDC and NIH guidelines—that is, ignoring the mask wearing and social isolation requirements that would slow the spread of the pandemic. This hasn’t stopped consumer confidence from rising to date as workers return to work and retail shops and businesses open again, says the Conference Board: “Consumer Confidence partially rebounded in June but remains well below pre-pandemic levels,” said Lynn Franco, Senior Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. “The re-opening of the economy and relative improvement in unemployment claims helped improve consumers’ assessment of current conditions, but the Present Situation Index suggests that economic conditions remain weak.” “Looking ahead, consumers are less pessimistic about the short-term outlook, but do not foresee a significant pickup in economic activity. Faced with an uncertain and uneven path to recovery, and a potential COVID-19 resurgence, it’s too soon to say that consumers have turned the corner and are ready to begin spending at pre-pandemic levels,” Franco added.

Another sign of the uneven recovery is the 44 percent surge in pending home sales, which means the top ten to 20 percent of income-earners that can afford to own a home aren’t doing so badly. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, rose 44.3 percent to 99.6 in May, chronicling the highest month-over-month gain in the index since NAR started this series in January 2001, though year-over-year contract signings are still down 5.1 percent. Construction spending is also surging to meet the demand for more housing. During the first five months of this year, construction spending amounted to $543.2 billion, 5.7 percent (±1.2 percent) above the $513.7 billion for the same period in 2019. “This has been a spectacular recovery for contract signings, and goes to show the resiliency of American consumers and their evergreen desire for homeownership,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “This bounce back also speaks to how the housing sector could lead the way for a broader economic recovery.” Really? We have a long way to go, if that’s the case. Thursday’s unemployment report will probably show more improvement in the job formation picture from last month’s surprise 2.5 million increase, but that leaves us with some 20 million still unemployed and receiving continuing unemployment benefits; 30 million when state continuing claims are included. NAR now expects existing-home sales to reach 4.93 million units in 2020 and new home sales to hit 690,000. “All figures light up in 2021 with positive GDP, employment, housing starts and home sales,” Yun noted, adding that in 2021, sales are forecast to rise to 5.35 million units for existing homes and 800,000 for new homes, which means back to a normal sales rate. Yet it’s becoming more obvious to me this could turn into a real depression lasting more than two quarters even though Automatic Data Processing Inc., a private payroll surveyor said today private-sector employers added 2.37 million jobs in June. Small employers added 937,000 jobs in June. Midsize companies added 559,000 jobs. And large businesses added 873,000. The services sector experienced a large gain in June, adding 1.9 million jobs. Will the ‘official’ Labor Department employment report be enough to reassure consumers? Economists are predicting from four to eight million workers will be called back to work. (It was actually 4.8 million jobs). But that survey was done before the latest coronavirus surge and rollbacks of openings in 13 [and now 41] states. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com

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OBS AS TEMPORARY, PART-TIME POSITIONS as census takers are available in Santa Barbara County as local organizers ramp up for in-person visits to households that have not yet responded to the U.S. Census. Originally slated for March 2020, these Non-Response Follow Up (NRFU) visits were postponed due to restrictions put in place because of COVID-19. The Census paused hiring for temporary workers needed for in-person operations. Door-to-door visits by census takers in Santa Barbara County are expected to begin in August. “It is not too late to apply for highpaying, temporary jobs to support the Santa Barbara County 2020 Census,” said Joni Maiden, co-chair of the Santa Barbara County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. “Our county’s self-response rate is 66.1 percent as of July 1st, but our goal is to count every resident in our community. Every person left uncounted equates to a loss of $2,000 per person, per year for the next ten years. Anyone Door to door visits by census takers is expected to begin in August. looking to earn extra income and help their community should take the next step and apply.” All census takers will be trained on physical distancing protocols and issued with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with local guidelines for PPE use. The pay rate is $21 per hour. Photo courtesy of US Census Bureau

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Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be available to work flexible hours (including days, evenings, and weekends), and have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. They must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid Social Security number, undergo fingerprinting, and pass a criminal background check and a review of criminal records. Bilingual applicants are needed and encouraged to apply, but all those applying must be able to speak, read, and write in English. For more information and to apply, visit www.2020census.gov/jobs. For the first time ever, residents are able to reply to the census online (www.my2020census.gov) The census self-response online tracker is at https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.

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MPLEOS PARA CENSISTAS TEMPORALES DE TIEMPO PARCIAL están disponibles en el condado de Santa Bárbara, a medida que los organizadores locales aumentan las visitas en persona, en los hogares donde aún no han respondido al Censo de los Estados Unidos. Originalmente programadas para marzo de 2020, estas visitas de Seguimiento a “No Respuesta” (NRFU, por sus siglas en Ingles), fueron pospuestas debido a restricciones establecidas debido al COVID-19. El Censo detuvo la contratación de trabajadores temporales necesarios para las operaciones en persona. Se espera que las visitas de puerta a puerta por los censistas en el condado de Santa Bárbara comiencen en agosto. “No es demasiado tarde para solicitar empleo temporal y bien remunerado para apoyar el Censo 2020 del Condado de Santa Bárbara,” dijo Joni Maiden, Copresidente del Comité de Recuento Completo del Censo del Condado de Santa Bárbara 2020. “La tasa de auto-respuesta de nuestro condado es del 66.1 por ciento hasta el 1 de julio, pero nuestro objetivo es contar a todos los residentes en nuestra comunidad. Cada persona que queda sin contar equivale a una pérdida de $2,000 por persona, por año durante los próximos diez años. Cualquier persona que busque obtener ingresos adicionales y ayudar a su comunidad, debe dar el siguiente paso y solicitar este empleo.” Todos los censistas recibirán capacitación sobre protocolos de distanciamiento social, y se les expedirá Equipo de Protección Personal (EPP) siguiendo los reglamentos locales para su uso. La tarifa de pago es de $21 por hora. Los solicitantes deben tener al menos 18 años de edad, estar disponibles para trabajar horarios flexibles (incluyendo días, tardes y fines de semana), y tener una licencia de conducir válida y vehículo disponible. Deben ser ciudadanos estadounidenses, tener un número de Seguro Social válido, someterse a tomar huellas dactilares y pasar una verificación y revisión de antecedentes penales. Se necesitan personas bilingües y se les exhorta a presentar su solicitud, pero todos los solicitantes deben ser capaces de hablar, leer y escribir inglés. Para obtener más información y presentar una solicitud, visita www.2020census.gov/jobs. Por primera vez en la historia, los residentes pueden responder al censo en línea (www.my2020census.gov). Los datos de auto-respuesta del censo en línea están en: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.


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All City Departments Need Review Systemic Racism is a cultural issue reaching into every city department and local institution


By VOICE Magazine Editorial Board

OLTED INTO ACTION BY THE HORROR OF GEORGE FLOYD’S VIDEO RECORDED MURDER, the Santa Barbara City Council has begun responding to the black community to address the American reality of systemic racism against people of color in our community. Black Lives Matter, along with many similar groups, have moved the political will of the world, nation, state, and our very own city to address inequality. World wide protests continue to call for real introspection and action which is a challenge posed to every one of us. Acknowledging this call as a cultural issue touching every corner of our city, including every city department, institution, business, school, and home, is a daunting task. And acknowledgment is not enough. Openness to this challenge, as well as the will for dialogue and action, are requirements to owning and addressing this issue. BLM concerns should continue to be heard and responded

to in the context of our community and its history. We’re a city where local protests were peaceful and no windows were broken, where the City Council has been responsive. Furthermore, our police responded to protests with an offer of assistance. Police Chief Lori Luhnow took a knee and called for dialogue and was open to revamping the review process. This is unlike our neighbors in San Luis Obispo who tear gassed protesters, or in Atlanta; Minnesota; and Washington, DC – just a few of the cities with contrasting situations. Nevertheless, systemic racism has thrived in Santa Barbara ever since Spanish and Mexicans settled here. The destruction of Chumash communities and their indenturement in the mission, the seizing of Mexican land and political and economic power by Anglo newcomers, the exclusion of Chinese, the unsettling of a black community at lower State Street in the early 1900’s, the deportation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans during the Great Depression, the exclusion and deporting of Japanese to internment camps are all evidence of the kinds of racism that have shaped Santa Barbara. Our beautiful city has been home to

SBUSD Trustee Urges Quick Investment for Distance Learning


By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers www.newsmakerswithjr.com

ANTA BARBARA SCHOOLBOARD MEMBER KATE FORD says it’s time “to get serious” about improving and strengthening platforms and teacher training for online learning because it is not safe to reopen schools at this point in the pandemic. The day after an epic board meeting, in which members heard from health experts, as well as dozens of teachers and parents, testifying about a proposed “hybrid” plan to start the school year with a combination of classroom and distance learning, Ford said she believes the district should “redirect some resources” to beefing up online learning. “It just seems like we would be really exposing kids and teachers and school staff to lots of things that sound unacceptable to me,” Ford said of the hybrid system, which the board had tentatively favored last month. “There would be a lot of lost time that we could have spent possibly figuring out the best platforms for distance learning,” she added. “The idea is to get serious and find out where the best platforms are, what are they...across the country there are thousands of home schools that do this pretty well.” Ford’s comments came as State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said that “most of our districts” in California are likely to start the new school year with distance learning, given current COVID-19 trends, “and that decision I think is a good one.” Over the last week, districts representing over one million of the six million public school students in the state have announced they will not open classrooms next month because of an increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, at least for now. “I think that if school opened tomorrow, most of our districts would open in distance learning,” Thurmond told reporters. “We know that in many communities throughout our state, we’re seeing high rates of infection in the community.” On Tuesday night, more than 700 people joined the Zoom call on which the school board conducted a “study session” about various options for the start of school. About 60 people, a large of portion of them teachers urging a 100 percent distance learning program for fall, gave public comments to the board. Next Tuesday, the board is to reconvene to consider the latest iteration of plans for the 202021 school year, which will be set forth by new SBUSD Superintendent Hilda Maldonado, who attended her first board meeting last night. “From last night forward, for the next five days, the leaders of the district, [led by Maldonado] will be scambling to really firm up a proposal,” Kate said in our interview, “and I think that in every likelihood, this proposal will involve something about starting with distance learning, but with the ability to pivot to hybrid learning in a nimble and reasonable way.” A former teacher, principal, and non-profit executive, Ford has the deepest experience in education of the five board members. Among her other comments to Newsmakers: On the logistics of reopening. “I’m most concerned about the logistics. Educators can take care of educating. But the logistics of how to keep track of kids, how to address...when a child or a teacher is sneezing or coughing or has a sore throat, and then about the slowness of testing that we have in this county right now, and the even slower results, it just seems like we would be really exposing kids and teachers and school staff to lots of things that sound unacceptable to me.”

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Opinion branches of the John Birch Society and the Ku Klux Klan. KKK members in the 1920’s marched down State Street with impunity, terrorizing Mexicans and Mexican Americans, as well as African Americans. How broadly the city council addresses the issue of racism is important to everyone. Educating ourselves and our children about the racist roots in our city, as well as about issues of equal opportunity, equal representation, and equal treatment under the law needs to happen. Each of the city’s departments, as well as the police department, needs to review how they have played a part in maintaining an unjust, racist, and exclusive status quo. We must work together to identify the true needs of our city and allocate the resources necessary to meet them with compassionate precision. Find more information about Santa Barbara at this link to “The Creation of an Internal Colony: Santa Barbara, A City Divided Against Itself,” from Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border by Edward Casey and Mary Watkins, University of Texas Press, 2014. https://mary-watkins.net/library/sb-internal-colony.pdf

On the safety of returning to classrooms. “I was talking to a friend, an emergency room doctor in the Valley and she was basically saying, ‘whose lives are you going to watch over?’ It’s not safe right now and we don’t have any reason to believe the surge is going to stop anytime soon.” On criticisms of distance learning last spring. “We’ve heard lots of concerns about distance learning, and they’re real...Lots of things in the spring were band aid approaches and now…the idea is to get serious and find out where the best platforms are, what are they.” On helping overwhelmed parents. “I understand how parents, especially single parents, really need some help with their kids at home, and perhaps we should be focusing more on that, rather than the question of ‘go to school, don’t go to school’– how to give people help. And that’s where I think we could be particularly interesting and creative.” On bad information about kids and COVID-19. “I would ask everyone to be very cautious about what they say about COVID-19 and children, because let’s remember, kids have been out of school since Montecito March, so there really isn’t any goodMontecito data about kids.” Magazine Magazine On unfair criticism of teachers. “There is an underlying message (from some in the community) Proof Approval Proof ‘teachers, get back to work, you’re supposed to be there, schools have got to reopen, whoApproval are you? Montecito Are you lazy? Are you ignorant? You know what you need to do.’ And I just think it’s so much more Magazine o Approved, o Approved, complicated than that.” Proof Approval no changes changes On the community helping out. “When we talk about distance learning, is thereno some wayothe Approved, community can get more involved – grandparents, neighbors, retired teachers, retired OR ORadministrators no changes is there some way that we can help in those homes? Is there some way we can mobilize because weORare o Changes marked o Changes omarked Changes marked going to have to do something to show that we are serious about providing support.” Find more and/or watch the entire interview: https://tinyurl.com/y8engr6z ______________ Date Date ______________ Date ______________


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7am: The Funk Zone

Memorial Honoring Black Lives


By Kerry Methner, VOICE

The memorial, organized by wedding industry professionals with Leticia Resch as lead, was installed July 9th. As the memorial’s coverage in local media indicates, it has hit a profound mark and will hopefully continue to receive significant attention. The Funk Zone neighborhood is a perfect place for the photos and memorial flowers. The vacant, dusty lot almost asks the question, “Have you forgotton us?” The answer is no. Surrounding the corner, artists in other media have also spoken out, expressing their creativity and concerns, holding up symbols, and celebrating life.

Memorial - Continued on page 23 Photo by Mark Whitehurst & Kerry Methner / VOICE

SHRINE TO HONOR AND REMEMBER BLACK INDIVIDUALS who have died as a result of systemic racism in America was errected this week in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. Deeply moving, the memorial includes 216 black and white photographs arranged on two sides of a corner fence located at Yanonali and Helena streets.


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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES R. Anthony Askew Contemporary Art

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

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


ARTS FUND: 805-965-7321 • www.ArtsFundSB.org. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed/ COVID-19 • gallery.sbcc.edu • 805-897-3484 BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5pm daily • 805-966-1707. CASA DE LA GUERRA: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093. 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.

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

COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863.


www.rosemariecgebhart.com 10 WEST GALLERY: Art4Charity: benefit for Unity Shoppe • 10 West Anapamu • FriSun 11-4 • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Siempre Mas by Minga Opazo • Jul 25 ~ Sep 18 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org/programs/art-gallery.

www.TheTouchofStone.com Contemporary Sculpture

Kerry Methner 805-570-2011

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; 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 & Social Change; and Westmore: Making Faces for Film • 805-8932951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/. ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: many classes online • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap.

COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed/ COVID-19 • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • www.corridan-gallery.com • 805-966-7939.

A. Michael Marzolla Contemporary Art Excogitation Services

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KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322.

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

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed/ COVID-19 • 125 State St • Thu-Su 10-12 & 1-3 • 805-770-5000.

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In • 805-966-5373 • www.mcasantabarbara.org.

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093. ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org. 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. GOOD CUP COFFEE HOUSE: Paintings By Sue Slater • 918 State St • 805-252-0912 • www.sueslaterpaintings.com

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Thurs-Sun 12-4 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Rocks and Water, Minimalism, and Spring abridged • www.artlacuna.com and available for in-person viewing • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411.

Malcolm Tuffnell Art Studio

GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820. INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444.

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

Contemporary Art 805-687-6173

Ruth Ellen Hoag Fine Art at GraySpace 805-689-0858



CYPRESS GALLERY: www.lompocart.org • 805-737-1129.

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-964-7878.

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MARY HEEBNER.COM www.MaryHeebner.com Instagram @maryheebner www.Bromergallery.com

JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-957-1115.

Twilight Butterfly Ballet

https://tuffnellarts.wixsite.com/-tuffnell-art-studio 805-965-8950

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673. PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611.

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On a trip to the Funk Zone to see the Memorial, visitors can also take in upwards of 20 examples of other artists’ contributions. Find Albert Einstein, Rosie the Riveter, Frida Kahlo, a Tiger, a mural portraying the people and history of the Funk Zone, and more. It’s all there in colorful splendor and fun, just waiting for you to fill your eyes and heart with memories and visions.

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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. SB BOTANIC GARDEN: members 9-10/ public 10-5, Fri-Tu• www.sbbg.org • 805-682-4726. SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • View lectures & art on-line www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404.

Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara www.cfletchersart.com

805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.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 FINE ART: Along The Way West: recent paintings by Michael Drury • 1321 State St • Thu-Sun 1-8 • 805-845-4270.

SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938.

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed/COVID-19 • online resources: https://www.sbma. net/events/videolibrary/studiosundays • https://www.sbma.net/learn/athome • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgz_ EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364. SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Outdoor areas open to members w/ RSVP • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711. SILO 118: LOVE ART? HATE COVID-19? • www.silo118.com. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-617-6421.

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SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Patricia Chidlaw ~ Elsewhere, Paradise; Susan McDonnell: A Quiet Nature; Angela Perko: Just Another Pretty Picture; Leslie Lewis Sigler ~ Belonging ~ July 27 • By Appt only • www.sullivangoss.com • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460.

VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524.


WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/American Exhibition ~ Aug 15 • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum.

UCSB LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478.

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State Street, Suite 9 • www.waterhousegallery.com • 11-4pm We-Sun • 805-962-8885.

WILDLING MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19• www.wildlingmuseum.org.


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Art Matters

LA Art Scene During The Lockdown Photo Courtesy LA Louver Gallery

Y FRIENDS, WITH SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY THESE DAYS, we need more than ever to get positive art news and experiences. This morning, I received delightful news from LA Louver Gallery about its online exhibition, featuring the works of the well-known LA painter, Charles Garabedian (1923-2016). This exhibition, Charles Garabedian: Outside the Gates, is done in collaboration with Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York. If you had the chance to see Garabedian’s works at LA Louver Gallery, which represented him for more than 40 years, you will always remember his colorful and highly theatrical compositions inspired by Biblical stories and Ancient Greek mythology. In 2011, Santa Barbara Museum of Art honored Charles Garabedian with a sprawling retrospective covering a half-century of his art making. I have to admit that this online exhibition gives an authentic sense of joy that I remember experiencing seeing his works in person. Regen Projects presents a must-see exhibition of the important California artist, Andrea Zittel (b. 1965). Her works have a unique point of view in addressing the environment, architecture and design. This is the 7th exhibition of Andrea Zittel with Regen Project, and it covers the last 15 years of her career. Every time I encounter Zittel’s art, I dream about traveling to Joshua Tree to see her home/studio/art project, occupying 70 acres of the High Desert. One day I will... Just a reminder, her exhibition at Regen Projects is open by appointment only. The email from Kohn Gallery introduced me to its exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the Israeli born, NY based artist, Nir Hod (b. 1970). This is the first West Coast presentation of this internationally shown artist. Hod’s large-scale, abstract compositions have a particular way to engage a viewer, who finds his or her reflection in the mysteriously mirrored surface of the painting. I am looking forward to seeing his art in person and to experience what Hod describes as, “telling the truth about beauty you get away with many things.” The information that I received from M+B Gallery about its solo exhibition by LA artist, Zoe Walsh (b. 1989), inspired me to go for a gallery visit. Walsh’s luminous paintings, with its cyan, magenta and yellow glazes have a laid back elegance. The longer you look at them, the more secrets are revealed. Shannon Richardson, Gallery Director, walked me through the exhibition and told me about the complicated process involved in making these mixed media paintings that include usage of photographic images from porn magazines. I learned that a proper way to refer to Zoe Walsh- a transgender queer artist- is not Nir Hod, The Life We Left Behind (1), 2019, oil “he” or “she,” but “they.” Watching Walsh’s new video with paint under chromed canvas, 112 x 78 inches its eloquent talk about their artistic process, makes me want to pay a visit to the studio and hear more of their story. And talking about studio visits. A few days ago I had the chance to visit Lita Albuquerque’s studio in Santa Monica. She invited me to see a series of her small stone sculptures that she made in preparation for her site-specific, monumental sculpture installation at the Japanese Garden, inside the Huntington Library, Gardens and Art Museum. Last week in my ArtMatter’s newsletter I wrote about her project there. Now in her studio, I had the chance to see and even touch these small sculptures with their big personalities. As always, when I look at Lita’s art, I feel that I hear Mother Nature speaking to me...

Image Courtesy LA Louver Gallery

Installation view of Andrea Zittel. Works 2005 – 2020. Regen Projects, Los Angele July 13 – August 21, 2020

Inside Lita Albuquerque’s studio in Santa Monica

Not To Be Missed

This Friday, 6:30-7:30 EST, The American Institute of Architects, Cocktails & Conversation is hosting a conversation with Jason Kauffman, arts journalist and Kulapat Yantrasast architect to discuss the topic of the Future of Museums. To register visit: https://tinyurl.com/ya9muy9v As a cultural highlight of last year, we in Los Angeles were lucky to have three exhibitions by Chinese dissident artist, Ai WeiWei. Now we can learn more about him and his art from the new documentary, Ai WeiWei: Yours Truly. To watch visit: Video Courtesy M+B Gallery

Zoe Walsh, Night rips, 2020, acrylic on canvas-wrapped panel, 24 x 24 inches

Charles Garabedian, Study for the Iliad (4 warriors), 1992, acrylic on paper.

Photos by Edward Goldman

Photo Courtesy M+B Gallery

Photo Courtesy Kohn Gallery

Willie Snake, 1985, acrylic on canvas (three panels) by Charles Garabedian, Outside the Gates at LA Louver Gallery online exhibition.

Photo Courtesy of Regen Projects


By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Zoe Walsh discusses their exhibition “I came to watch the morning”


Discover more Art Matters Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com

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

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Health Officer Order to Close Additional Business Sectors in Santa Barbara County


N RESPONSE TO THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER ORDER on July 13th, 2020, Santa Barbara County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg has issued a Health Officer Order mandating the closure of additional indoor business operations. This guidance is in effect and will continue through August 12th, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing. As required by the Health Officer Order the following sectors must close indoor operations: Gyms and Fitness centers; Places of Worship; Protests; Offices for non-essential critical infrastructure; Personal care services, such as nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors; Hair salons and barbershops Malls Outdoor operations of the above listed sectors may continue, if outdoor operations are allowed by the licensing or permitting authority. Outdoor operations may be conducted in a tent, canopy or other sun shelter as long as the sides are not closed.

Find the full Health Officer Order at: https://publichealthsbc.org/health-officer-orders/. For more info about COVID-19 and the response locally, visit www.publichealthsbc.org or call the County Call Center at 1-833-688-5551.

COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health

as of July 16, 2020

Cottage Health is caring for a total of 297 patients across all campuses. 235 are acute care patients; 138 acute care beds remain available. In surge planning, capacity is identified for adding 270 acute care beds. Of the 235 acute care patients, 17 patients are on ventilators. 73 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators). Of the 235 acute care patients, 31 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 28 are confirmed COVID-19 positive. Of the 31 patients in isolation, 7 patients are in critical care. From June 29-July 5: 3,655 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 229 positive, 3,419 negative, 7 pending From July 6-12: 3,815 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 197 positive, 2,757 negative, 861 pending www.cottagehealth.org

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

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Foodbank of Santa BarbaraFOOD County will distribute free groceries and fresh UPDATED JUNE HOME EMERGENCY DISTRIBUTIONS DRIVE-THRU FOR SENIOR26 produce atofthe following locations. required. Foodbank Santa Barbara County No willdocumentation/registration distribute free groceries and fresh produce at the following locations. No documentation/registration required. Everyone is welcome. Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and Everyone is welcome. Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and cleanliness ofof each each site. site. For For aa complete complete list list ofof sites sites where where you you can can receive receive cleanliness groceries, fresh produce, or prepared meals, please visit FoodbankSBC.org.



Orcutt Presbyterian Church 993 Patterson Rd. Every Friday, 2pm-4pm

Orcutt Presbyterian Church

Allan Hancock College 993 S.Patterson Rd. 800 College Dr. Every and Thursday, 11am-1pm EveryTuesday Friday, 2pm-4pm Catholic Charities 607 Main St.College AllanW.Hancock Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm-2pm

800 S. College Dr.

Elks EveryLodge Tuesday and Thursday, 11am-1pm 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Every Thursday, 10am-1pm

Catholic Charities Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Main Broadway 607 W. St. Every Tuesday, 10am-11am

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm-2pm

Angel Food/Pacific Christian 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Every Saturday, 9am-12pm Elks Lodge

1309 N. Bradley Salvation Army Rd. 200 W. Cook Ave. Every Thursday, 10am-1pm Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-4pm

Coast Valley Worship Center St. John Neumann Church 966 W. Orchard St. 2548 S. Broadway 2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am Every Tuesday, 10am-11am

Oasis Orcutt Senior Center 420 Soares Ave. 3rd Thursday, 9:30am-11am Angel Food/Pacific Christian 

1217D S.Park Blosser Rd. Evans 200 Williams 9am-12pm St. EveryW.Saturday, 3rd Friday, 3pm

Rancho Hermosa Salvation Army 235 E. Inger Dr. 200Friday, W. Cook 1st 3pmAve.

Every Monday, Wednesday and NIPOMO Friday, 9am-4pm Nipomo Food Basket 197 W. Tefft St. St. John Neumann Church Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm 966 W. Orchard St.

2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am

Oasis Orcutt Senior Center 420 Soares Ave. 3rd Thursday, 9:30am-11am Evans Park  200 W. Williams St. 3rd Friday, 3pm Rancho Hermosa  235 E. Inger Dr. 1st Friday, 3pm


Nipomo Food Basket 197 W. Tefft St. Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm

groceries, fresh produce, or prepared meals, please visit FoodbankSBC.org.



Village Chapel 3915 Constellation Rd. Every Tuesday, 10:30am-1pm Last Friday of the month, 3 pm Village Chapel FSA Dorothy Jackson 3915 Constellation Rd.Resource Center 646 N.H St. EveryMonday, Tuesday,Wednesday 10:30am-1pm Every and Friday, 10am-12pm Last Friday of the month, 3 pm Lompoc High School 515 CollegeJackson Ave. FSAW.Dorothy Resource Center Last Saturday of the month, 8:30am 646 N.H St.  Catholic Charities 352 N. Monday, 2nd St. Wednesday and Every Monday-Friday, 10am-11:45am Friday, 10am-12pm 12:30pm-2pm Santa Rita Village Lompoc High School 926 W. Apricot Ave 4th 10:30am 515 Wednesday, W. College Ave.

Last Saturday of the month, 8:30am LOS ALAMOS

Catholic Charities Los Alamos Senior Center 690 St. St. 352 Bell N. 2nd Every Saturday, 11am-1pm Monday-Friday, 2nd Wednesday,10am-11:45am 3pm People Helping People 12:30pm-2pm 260 Gonzales Dr. Every otherVillage Thursday (4/23), 10am-11am Santa Rita 926 W. Apricot Ave GUADALUPE 4th Wednesday, 10:30am Guadalupe Senior Center

4545 10th St. Every Thursday, 12pm-2pm Beatitude House 267 Campodonico Ave. Every Tuesday, 11:30am-12:45pm Los Alamos Senior Center Family Service Center 690 Bell St. 4681 11th St. Last Thursday of 11am-1pm the month, 12pm Every Saturday, Ranch Acres 2nd Wednesday, 1050 Escalante Dr.3pm 4th Tuesday, 3pm



Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. Every Tuesday and Friday 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Salvation Army Every Wednesday 4849 Hollister Ave.  1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm

Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 By Appointment ONLY Contact Maya, 805-869-3303 Isla VistaAna Youth Projects


Every Tuesday and Friday Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Every Monday and Wednesday Every Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Friday, 9am-11am 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm Children’s Park (Lower Westside)

520 Wentworth Ave. 1st Tuesday, 1pm Westside Community Center 2nd Tuesday, 1pm

423 W. Victoria St.

Franklin Community Center Every Monday and Wednesday 1136 E. Montecito St. 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm 1pm-3pm, Friday, 9am-11am Every Thursday, 1pm Presidio Springs Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 721 Laguna St. 520 Wentworth Ave. 3rd Wednesday, 4pm-6pm

1st Tuesday, 1pm

Catholic Charities 609 Haley St. 2ndE.Tuesday, 1pm Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm New Life Church Franklin Community Center 50 E. Alamar Ave. 1136Tuesday, E. Montecito St. 3rd 1pm-2:30pm

3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm Grace Food Pantry EveryState Thursday, 3869 St. 1pm

1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am

Santa Barbara City College Presidio Springs 721 Cliff Drive 721 Laguna St. Every Wednesday, 2:30p-4pm

3rd Wednesday, 4pm-6pm

Positano Apartments 11 Camino De Vida 3rd Monday, 3pm Catholic Charities

People Helping People 260 Gonzales Dr. BUELLTON Every other Thursday Buellton Senior Center(4/23), 10am-11am


50 E. Alamar Ave. 3rd Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm

Guadalupe Senior Center 4545 10th St. Every Thursday, 12pm-2pm Beatitude House 267 Campodonico Ave. Every Tuesday, 11:30am-12:45pm Family Service Center 4681 11th St. Last Thursday of the month, 12pm Ranch Acres 1050 Escalante Dr. 4th Tuesday, 3pm


Buellton Senior Center 164 W. Hwy 246 (Behind post office) Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

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609 E. Haley St. SAN LUIS OBISPO Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm

164 W. Hwy 246 (Behind post office) Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm



St. Patrick’s Church 501 Fair Oaks Ave. New Life Church 4pm-5pm Tuesday-Thursday,

Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St. 1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am

Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Every Wednesday, 2:30p-4pm Positano Apartments 11 Camino De Vida 3rd Monday, 3pm


St. Patrick’s Church 501 Fair Oaks Ave. Tuesday-Thursday, 4pm-5pm


5638 Shepherd Hollister Ave., Suite 200 Good Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. By Appointment ONLY 1st Saturday, 9am

Contact Ana Maya, 805-869-3303

Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3rd Saturday, 8am-10am Good Shepherd Pantry

380 N. Fairview Ave.

Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach 1st Saturday, 9am Dr. 1st Thursday, 9am

UCSB Goleta Valley Church 2837 UCEN (UCSB Students Only) 595 N.Wednesday Fairview Ave. Every and Friday 10am-3pm 3rd Saturday, 8am-10am

CARPINTERIA Sandpiper Apartments

375 EllwoodChildren's Beach Dr.Project Carpinteria 5201 8th St. 9am 1st Thursday, Wednesday, July 8 and 22 only 4:30pm-5:30pm

UCSB 2837 UCEN (UCSB Students SOLVANG/SANTA YNEZ Only) Every Wednesday and Friday Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. 10am-3pm Every Tuesday, 5:15pm-6:45pm

Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4th Monday, 2:30pm-4pm


NEW CUYAMA Carpinteria Children's Project

Cuyama 5201 8thFamily St. Resource Center 4689 Highway 166 3rd Wednesday, Wednesday, July12pm 8 and 22 only


SOLVANG/SANTA YNEZ Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. Every Tuesday, 5:15pm-6:45pm Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4th Monday, 2:30pm-4pm

NEW CUYAMA Cuyama Family Resource Center 4689 Highway 166 3rd Wednesday, 12pm

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