VOICE Magazine: July 2, 2021

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Local Fireworks at the beach and more 13

Art Art around town ... check out the listings!


Maroon Garden by Connie Connally

Not to be missed exhibition on surfboards, art, and more at the Maritime Museum


Photo and music stand by Kiduck Kim


Welcome Back! GRAMMY Award winner and faculty artist Richard O’Neill will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Music Academy of the West’s Opening Night Gala

In This Issue Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 6, 20


Downtown Markets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,17


New Business


Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18


John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Photos by Zach Mendez Photography

Music Academy of the West Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . 21 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23

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The Opening Night Gala will bring everyone back to Miraflores and highlight the depth and brilliance of faculty and alumni. During the Gala Richard O’Neill will be recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award. By Kate Oberjat, MAW


ace-to-face and perhaps heart-to-heart, faculty, fellows, and the community will gather, breaking our long COVID isolation, as the Music Academy of the West celebrates its 2021 Summer Festival - in person. The Festival officially begins Monday, June 28th and runs through Saturday, August 7th, and then will be followed by a week of video content to be released online through August 14th... For those who love the Festival or will be sampling it for the first time, it’s not too early to get tickets, which have been on sale for a week.

Always a glittering highlight, the first orchestra concert with Larry Rachleff will take place on Sunday, July 11th, following the opening night’s Gala on July 10th - Return to Miraflores. The Gala will bring everyone back to Miraflores and highlight the depth and brilliance of faculty and alumni including Richard O’Neill, Jeremy Denk, Conor Hanick, Ben Bliss, Nino Sanikidze, and the Takács Quartet.


Richard O’Neill

The recent GRAMMYwinning violist and Takács Quartet member is this year’s recipient of the Music Academy Distinguished Alumni Award. He answered a few questions for Academy participants.

For tickets, visit www.musicacademy.org or call the Ticket Office (805-969-8787) Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm beginning Friday, June 25th at 10am (online and phone only).

What was your impression of the Remote Learning Institute (MARLI) last year? Richard: I remember how I felt before MARLI happened – the incredible insecurity of not knowing what was happening

Photo by Amanda Tipton

Summer Festival to Return for In-Person Season Richard O’Neill among his Takács Quartet colleagues

with the world and wanting to do something for the fellows to connect in a meaningful way. So to have everyone coalesce to make MARLI a success was very meaningful. Speaking for the viola studio, we needed that time together. The advantage of zoom is you do get close and personal. It was great to get to know the fellows and share what they were going through. MARLI was such a loving gesture in a dark time.

MAW faculty artist and Distinguished Alumni Richard O’Neill

What are you looking forward to most this summer? Richard: That’s easy. Human interaction. Gathering together to perform is no longer a given. A picnic concert, a masterclass, an opera, 4,500 people congregated at the bowl… during the pandemic, that felt like a fairytale! From this point forward, I think all young artists will understand that we can’t take for granted this gift of being alive and together. That’s the one takeaway. In our art form we live not to play for ourselves but to make music for others.

This year’s gala shines the spotlight on MAW faculty artists. What are you planning? Richard: It will be very meaningful. I don’t know of another institution that has such an involved, caring, giving community to play for, so to be able to play for them in person? It’s almost too good to be true! It will be a reunion for all of us. Jeremy Denk and I will play a piece I performed as a fellow in 1999, when my grandmother (who had raised me) passed away and I had to leave for over a week. It was a tough and sudden loss. I came back to campus not in a great state, but my studio and the community was so kind and supportive. I played the Rachmaninoff sonata at that summer’s final picnic concert, which I will reprieve part of for the Gala. Life’s a big circle, we’re just on different parts of it. You received a Grammy, Best Classical Instrumental Solo for your performance of Christopher Theofanidis’ Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra. Can you tell me a bit about this winning performance? Richard: I’ve had some time to process it now – it’s still hard to believe it was nominated and won such an illustrious category. Times are changing – it’s an honor to be the second person in the category to win for viola, and I hope many more viola soloist get attention. And I believe in Christopher Theofanidis. To write a modern work that’s instantly appreciated is very difficult, lightning in

a bottle perhaps. It was part of a live recording project in Albany, performed twice and paired with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (big competition)! I remember finishing and people were screaming – they stood up. And that just doesn’t happen that often with viola concertos! Chris is a master when it comes to color and expression. 9-11 is one of the most horrible tragedies of my lifetime. I can’t think of a worse one – Chris and I both lived through that experience in Manhattan and it changed the trajectory of the piece because he was writing it at that time. He honors so much of what happened – tremendous, unspeakable loss, with finding solace during tragedy with hope moving forward. You are a multiyear alumnus (‘98,’99) and the newest recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. How has your experiences as a fellow impacted your role here as a faculty member? Richard: It’s funny, the seeds planted when you’re a fellow, you never know how they will sprout and grow. So much of my career has been a surprise. As a fellow, there was no other program at the time (or to this day I would argue) that offered what the Academy does. The program has really evolved since I was a fellow, but that basic principal of giving this survey of everything that constitutes a young artist has remained and is so important. It’s easy to say, “I’ll just focus only on doing this,” but I think it’s good to have a very open mind about your musical path. There is no way I could have predicted where I am now. If I could be a fly on the wall and watch a masterclass of Horne with Lotte Lehmann…. I would die to have that experience – to think that happened in Lehmann Hall! And my teacher Donald McInnes started to play viola with Maurice Abravanel on this campus. So much came before and there’s so much yet to come. It’s great to be a part of this amazing synergy. The Academy has never been in better shape. n

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Felony Charges Filed For Tree Removal On Paterna


he removal of three Eugena trees from the city parkway on Paterna Road has led to felony charges filed against James Allen Carr, 76, of Elk Grove, California and Enriquez Calles Vasquez, 51, of North Highlands, California. Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced Wednesday that a felony complaint has been filed for Conspiracy to Commit Vandalism and Vandalism causing damage over $100,000. Additionally, Mr. Carr and Mr. Vasquez are charged with 3 misdemeanor violations of Santa Barbara Municipal Code section 15.20.115 (Unlawful Tree Removal from a Parkway), and 1 misdemeanor violation of Santa Barbara Municipal Code section 15.24.020 (Unlawful Tree Removal from a Setback). The complaint alleges that in December of 2020, Mr. Carr and Mr. Vasquez illegally cut down and removed 3 Eugena Trees owned by the City of Santa Barbara, and located on City of Santa Barbara property in front of a house on Paterna Road on the Riviera, owned by Mr. Carr. It is also alleged that Mr. Carr and Mr. Vasquez illegally removed a 4th Eugena Tree located on Mr. Carr’s property. The Eugena Trees are estimated to have been over 50 years old, and the cost of replacing the 3 City of Santa Barbara owned trees is estimated to be over $100,000. Mr. Carr and Mr. Vasquez were previously charged by the Santa Barbara City Attorney in January 2021 with the 4 misdemeanor Municipal Code violations, and those charges are still pending, however the District Attorney’s felony complaint has incorporated those 4 misdemeanor charges and the District Attorney’s Office will take over the prosecution of the case going forward. The Arraignment on the Felony Complaint is set for July 12, 2021, in Department 8 of the Santa Barbara Superior Court.


Hotel Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara he City of Santa Barbara collected $1,902,320 in transient occupancy taxes during May 2021. The TOT revenues in May 2021 were $1.6 million above May collections last year-which was significantly impacted by the initial COVID-19 travel advisories. Comparing May 2019 to May 2021, TOT revenues were higher by 14 percent. This increase was largely due to increased average daily rates, which are 27 percent higher than May 2019, with occupancy still down slightly by 6.8 percent. The local travel industry is now seeing increases in demand for rooms relative to recent months that is likely to continue throughout the spring into the summer months as the State has lifted travel advisories and as access to vaccinations has become more available. The City has collected $13.3 million through the first eleven months of the City’s fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30. The City’s adopted TOT budget is $17.2 million. TOT is now projected to end the fiscal year at approximately $14.7 million, which is 15 percent below budget.

City Administrator Paul Casey Dismissed as a Named Defendant in City of SB Sexual Harassment Lawsuit


harassment lawsuit has been amended to remove City Administrator Paul Casey as a defendant in the case, as of June 28th. The plaintiff, Jennifer Tomaszewski, the current Santa Barbara City Finance and Treasury Manager, filed a First Amended Complaint in her lawsuit against the City, which claims harassment by former Finance Director Bob Samario and complacency on the part of the city. In response to the filing of the Amended Complaint, Linda C. Miller Savitt, of the Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt law firm, counsel for the City of Santa Barbara, stated, “I am pleased that I was able to convince Ms. Tomaszewski’s attorney that Paul Casey was an improperly named Defendant and she has now dismissed him.”

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Fire Department Reviews Ongoing Efforts and Past Performance with SB Fire & Police Commission


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

s California prepares for another fire season, the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department continues its efforts to keep our city safe from fire threats. SBFD Fire Chief Chris Mailes provided key updates on the department’s recent undertakings to the City’s Fire & Police Commission during its June 24th meeting, discussing a new State Street initiative and department funding. He also reviewed SBFD’s past performance statistics, highlighting how the pandemic affected SBFD’s response times. In anticipation of larger crowds at local nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, Chief Mailes explained that he has asked the Fire Prevention Bureau to place an increased emphasis on State Street. Going forward, on a semi-regular basis, fire prevention personnel will join the Santa Barbara Police Department in observing State Street on weekend evenings. “As a Fire Chief I worry about any incident; I worry about any fire; but if we’ve read any history books, we have seen that some of the worst fires that have occurred in the United States have been in bars and nightclubs,” said Mailes. “We need to place a big emphasis on our high occupancy locations, and that’s going to occur in the State Street area.” Mailes emphasized that fire prevention personnel will not practice law enforcement, but rather check locations for overcrowding, clear pathways to exits, functioning exit lights, and additional safety elements. Beyond that, the City Council has approved the SBFD receiving $100,000 for vegetation management. This funding will go toward improving the community fuels

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treatment network between Montecito and Mission Canyon, which serves as a fuel break for potential fire threats. “This is designed to create a buffer for any fire coming down the hillside,” explained Mailes. Looking ahead, the SBFD will also hire an additional defensible space inspector to assist with vegetation management efforts across the City, excluding the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District. This is because there is already a fire services specialist overseeing that benefit assessment district. Following these updates, Mailes reviewed SBFD’s May 2021 performance in comparison to May 2020, sharing that 66.8 percent of emergency calls in May 2021 were processed in 60 seconds or under. This is a substantial improvement from May 2020, when 21.7 percent of calls were processed in a minute or less. Mailes explained that this difference was caused by dispatchers having to ask callers additional questions regarding COVID-19. To address this, SBFD has adjusted its response program to include “autolaunch,” which entails sending a fire truck and ambulance as soon as a call is received. “The point is if somebody’s calling, they need us, let’s get us out the door,” remarked Mailes, later stating that SBFD will be reinstituting the full emergency medical dispatch interrogation system in the future. The commission also reviewed SBFD’s turnout time, or how long it takes for a vehicle to be travelling to a location after the fire station bell rings. In May 2020, 65.2 percent of teams turned out in 60 seconds or less, while in May 2021, it was only 48.8 percent. Yet Mailes expressed that he was not concerned about this change, as the reporting process is subjective and units could have already been en route when their responses were recorded. Mailes further pointed to SBFD’s improved travel times, with 74 percent of the first on-scene units travelling there in four minutes or less in May 2021. By comparison, this percentage was 66.4 percent in May 2020. Overall, the percentage of total response times of six minutes and 15 seconds or less was 63.3 percent in May 2021, which was up significantly from 33.3 percent in May 2020. Mailes attributed this final statistic to firefighters taking extra personal safety precautions amidst COVID-19. “I wanted to make sure in the height of COVID that our firefighters had all of their personal protective equipment on, they arrived on the scene safely, they had good information from dispatch, they knew whether this was a suspect COVID patient,” shared Mailes. www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/brdcomm/dm/firepolice/default.asp www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/fire/default.asp

SBPD Partners with Alzheimer’s Association Chapter for Training


o support officers in responding to calls involving individuals with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the Santa Barbara Police Department has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter to provide specialized training to its patrol officers. The first sessions of this training were held last week, with later sessions planned to be held later this year. “We need to adapt and evolve as an agency,” said SBPD Sergeant Stephanie Trujillo. “I believe this training will help us better communicate and interact with members of our community living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as their families.” SBPD officers frequently respond to calls for service and missing persons reports involving individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s. This training will prepare officers for these calls by providing a better understanding of the disease and ways for officers to respond to certain situations. These training sessions will also let SBPD officers give feedback to the Alzheimer’s Association, all with the intention of uncovering new ways to partner and share resources to help the community. “There is an urgent need for this type of training in Santa Barbara,” said Alzheimer’s Association Director of Programs Kathryn Cherkas, who hosted the first training sessions. “For the thousands of individuals with dementia living at home and their caregivers, 9-1-1 is almost always their only backup; it’s the first line of defense for so many. And due to the unique nature of the disease, the police need to be trained to be aware of what they’re dealing with and what resources are available for support.” www.alz.org/cacentralcoast

Sansum Clinic Offers Elective Rapid COVID-19 Testing


o assist community members in need of COVID-19 tests for travel, sporting, or music events, or other reasons beyond suspicion of an infection, Sansum Clinic is now providing elective rapid COVID-19 testing. These rapid tests are offered seven days a week via both walk-ins and scheduled appointments at the Urgent Care location at 215 Pesetas Lane. “The Clinic provides the Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test, a rapid point-of-care molecular test, similar to a PCR test,” explained a statement released by Sansum Clinic. “It uses nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) isothermal technology to determine if viral genetic material is present. The test is performed using the direct nasal swab method.” People four years of age and older are eligible for testing, with test results being available after approximately 20 minutes. A $100 fee is charged for the test that is not billable to health insurance. www.sansumclinic.org

Angelica Ramirez Raygoza Wins Inaugural John Fowler Scholarship Award


oleta student Angelica Ramirez Raygoza has been named the inaugural recipient of the People’s Self-Help Housing’s $1,000 John Fowler Scholarship. Named for PSHH’s previous President & CEO, the scholarship is awarded to the PSHH student who has earned the highest GPA. Holding a 4.209 GPA, Raygoza is a part of PSHH’s Camino Scholars program, which supports students via financial aid navigation, career exploration workshops, mentorship, application assistance, and more. Raygoza will attend Santa Barbara City College this fall, and ultimately intends to transfer to a four-year university to pursue early childhood education or sociology. www.pshhc.org/education

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


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DANCE | BAILE DANCE STUDIO CLASS IN THE PARK Salsa and bachata dance classes • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage at 500 W. Alamar Av • $12 • www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes • Weekly, Mo and Fr. CLASE DE ESTUDIO DE BAILE EN EL PARQUE Clases de baile de salsa y bachata • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage en 500 W. Alamar Av • $12 • www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes • Semanal, lunes y viernes.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION PROUD YOUTH GROUP 4:30-6:30pm Fridays via Zoom. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf. GRUPO JUVENIL ORGULLOSO DE PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION Se reúne de 4:30-6:30pm viernes a través de Zoom. Reserva tu lugar en https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf.

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO FAMILY FURNITURE: A STORY OF RENEWAL Play directed by Tom Eubanks • The Ojai Art Center Theater • $10-20 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr and Sa, 2pm Su, through 7/18.


MOBILIARIO FAMILIAR: UNA HISTORIA DE RENOVACIÓN Obra dirigida por Tom Eubanks • Teatro del Centro de Arte Ojai • $ 10-20 • https://ojaiact. org • 7:30pm viernes y sábado, 2pm domingo, hasta el 7/18.


Watch movies in the Mart Courtyard • Montecito Country Mart, 1016 Coast Village Rd. at Hot Springs, SB • https://tinyurl.com/s57t5uns • 6pm Fr through 9/3. NOCHES DE CINE EN EL MART Ve películas en el Mart Courtyard • Montecito Country Mart, 1016 Coast Village Rd. en Hot Springs, SB • https://tinyurl.com/s57t5uns • 6pm de viernes a 9/3.


Online series of screenings & discussions between SBIFF’s programmers & filmmakers. View a short film online each week, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/ CHARLA DE CINE SBIFF Una serie en línea de proyecciones y debates entre los programadores y cineastas de SBIFF. Cada semana, un cortometraje estará disponible en línea, seguido de una conversación virtual en vivo los jueves a las 6pm. Para inscribirte en una charla o ver charlas anteriores, visita https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/

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Spend a summer evening under the stars as UCSB Arts & Lectures hosts a double feature screening of The Goonies and Stand by Me at West Wind Drive-In 8:30pm Thursday, July 8th. Free and open to the public, the event will also feature food trucks, concessions, a live set by DJ Darla Bea, and even prize drawings. Gates open at 7pm, visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu Pasa una noche de verano bajo las estrellas mientras UCSB Arts & Lectures presenta una proyección doble de The Goonies y Stand by Me en West Wind Drive-In a las 8:30pm el jueves, 8 de julio. Gratis y abierto al público, el evento también contará con camiones de comida, concesiones, un set en vivo de DJ Darla Bea e incluso sorteos de premios. Las puertas abren a las 7pm, visita www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

It’s an Off-Year, So Santa Barbara Voters Only Have to Grapple with Two Elections in 2021 By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers / www.newsmakerswithjr.com / June 24, 2021


n Joe Holland’s office wall hangs a framed copy of the 2003 recall ballot that ousted Governor Gray Davis - including the names of Arnold Schwarzenegger and 134 other politicos, media hacks, low-rent movie stars, sex workers, and sundry self-promoters who signed up to replace him. For Holland, the Registrar of Voters for Santa Barbara County (also: County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor), it’s not only a personal memento of the first election that he oversaw, but also a professional reminder to leave no detail overlooked in staging one. “We ran out of ballots,” Holland recalled of that historic 2003 event. “We had a record turnout for a special election.” A tale of two elections. Newsmakers checked in with Joe for an update on his office, as he deals with the logistical complexities of a return from pandemic mode, and prepares to manage two elections, in a year when most local jurisdictions ordinarily would have none. For starters, there is the City of Santa Barbara’s contest for the mayor and three City Council seats. As an historic matter, it is the last time the city will have its longstanding, odd-year local election; in 2018, voters approved Measure B to move city elections to even years, in line with federal, state, and nearly all other municipal elections in California (and against the wisdom of cranky critics who prefer the singular focus on local issues yielded by off-year campaigning without competing and loud political distractions. But we digress). The transition also represents a boon for the winners of those four SB races, who all will get five-year terms, as the new voting system aligns with the laws of arithmetic. For Holland, running Santa Barbara’s election is a straightforward affair, which his office will administer at a cost of about $400,000 to the city. Santa Barbara uses an all mail-in ballot system which, despite the rantings of Donald Trump, is trustworthy, efficient, and effective in increasing turnout. “Election Day” is November 2nd and ballots will be sent out 29 days before that, arriving in early October. “All vote-by-mail is the modern way of doing things,” Holland said. “That’s how you get higher turnout.” Prince Gavin faces the music. Far more uncertain and gnarly is the matter of arranging an

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.

entirely separate election – the attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Shirley Weber announced what everyone already knew – there are enough signatures on recall petitions – 1,719,900 to be precise – to put the matter on a statewide ballot. This after a 30-day waiting period that followed submission of the signatures, during which voters who had signed had the opportunity to withdraw their names. A total of (checks notes), um, 43 did so. Even though Newsom is heavily favored to stomp the bid to remove him from office, it’s still a big deal: of 54 efforts to oust governors since the power of recall was voted into the state constitution in 1911, this is only the second time one actually has qualified. The other, of course, included the singular, unforgettable brief candidacy of Arianna Huffington. Now the key questions for 2021 are: when will the recall take place and what will the rules for the election be? Deep in the weeds. After the statewide cost of the election is officially determined, the Secretary of State will formally certify it, then the whole mishegoss goes to Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, who will set a special election date somewhere between 60 and 80 days after. A Democratic Party apparatchik if there ever was one, the Lite Gov is certain to pick a date that looks most favorable to Newsom’s chances. Right now, the conventional wisdom among Dems is, the sooner the better: for now, the pandemic has receded, vaccines are fully available, the economy is starting to come back, and the governor is bathing in free money, thanks to unexpected bonus state revenue owing to the COVID stock market boom, plus the zillions of dollars Congress and President Biden approved in pandemic relief – all of which has allowed Newsom, literally and clownishly, to perform as a game show host, handing out cash to winners of a special state vaccine lottery. Sheesh. The future lies ahead. Newsom and his allies figure things can only go downhill from here – think drought, wildfires, power shutoffs, COVID variant surges, who knows, maybe locusts too – so have urged the recall election be held as early as August. Election officials throughout the state have said that’s too early – apparently pandemic supply chain interruptions have delayed deliveries of paper needed for ballots, or something – and that, as a practical matter, the earliest possible date is September 14th. That’s a far cry from what Dems were saying a few months ago, when they figured Newsom would do best with an election around Thanksgiving. Bottom line. Although the Legislature has approved $215 million to be spread among 58 counties to pay for the recall, Holland remains unsure how much Santa Barbara will get; also the terms of the election, - all mail? in-person? a hybrid? - so far are uncertain and could affect local costs, which Holland estimates between $25 to 35 million. “As far as I know, the recall could be anytime between September 14th and the first of December,” he said, adding that his office is tanned, rested, and ready for anything. We paraphrase. “State politics are what they are,” he added. JR


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

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE SPOOKY TOURS WITH SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

SERIE DE CONCIERTO/TEATRO VIRTUALES DEL TEATRO LUKE El Cantante y compositor de SB Mendeleyev; Resonancia; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies en Concierto. Gratis en www.luketheatre.org

RECORRIDOS ESPELUZNANTES CON SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de Santa Bárbara compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

ROAR & POUR Música en vivo, comida y bebida • The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara y The Good Lion • Afuera del Good Lion / Teatro Granada, 6pm jueves.




TRANSMISIONES EN VIVO DEL TEATRO LOBERO Apoya al Teatro Lobero para ver sus ofertas de conciertos virtuales, incluyendo John Kay, KT Tunstall y Pianos on State. Para boletos (Gratis-$15) visita www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming



ROAR & POUR Live music, food, and drink The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara, and The Good Lion • Outside the Good Lion/Granada Theatre, 6pm Th.

SB Singer/songwriter Mendeleyev; Resonance; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies in Concert & At Home • Free at www.luketheatre.org

Support the Lobero by watching their virtual concerts including, John Kay, KT Tunstall, and Pianos on State. For tickets (Free-$15) visit www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming

Take a tour, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends. RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Haz un recorrido, apoya la Tienda del Museo o disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de seman.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES LIVE COMEDY AT THE ARLINGTON COURTYARD Featuring Andrey Belikov, Mat Edgar, and Rachel Wolfson • Arlington Theatre, SB • $30 • https://tinyurl.com/2fzwynur • 7pm and 9:30pm Fr, 7/2.

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The Boss Baby: Family Business* (PG): The Forever Purge* (R): Fri-Mon: Fri-Thur: 1:00, 3:45, 6:20, 7:45. Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway (PG): 2:00, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45. Mon-Thur: 3:20, 5:55, 8:30. Fri-Thur: 12:45, 3:00, 5:15. F9 The Fast Saga* (PG13): Fri-Mon: In the Heights (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:30(LP), 3:30, 5:45(LP), 6:45, 1:15, 4:30, 7:30. 9:00(LP), 10:00. Tue-Wed: 3:30, 5:45(LP), 6:45, 9:00(LP). Thur: 3:30, 6:45, 9:55. CAMINO REAL A Quiet Place Part II (PG13): 7040 MARKETPLACE DRIVE GOLETA Fri-Mon: 2:10, 4:30, 7:00, 9:20. 805-688-4140 Tue-Wed: 3:10, 5:30, 8:15. Thur: 3:15, 4:45. The Forever Purge*(R): Fri, Mon, Black Widow* (PG13): Thur: 6:15, Thur: 2:40,5:05, 7:30, 10:00. 7:15(LP), 9:15, 10:15(LP). Sat-Mon: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 10:00. F9 The Fast Saga* (PG13): Fri, Tue/Wed: 2:20, 3:20, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:40, 8:40, 9:40. Sat-Mon: 12:05, 1:20, 2:20, 3:20, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:40, 8:40, 9:40. Thur: 2:20, 3:20, 4:30, 6:30, 7:40, 9:40. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (R): Fri, Tue, Wed: 2:05, 4:10, 6:50, 9:15. Sat-Mon: 1:40, 4:10, 6:50, 9:15. Thur: 2:05, 410. A Quiet Place Part II (PG13): Fri, Tue-Thur: 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50. Sat-Mon: 12:00, 2:30,4:50, 7:20, 9:50. Black Widow* (PG13): Thur: 5:30, 7:15, 8:30, 10:15.



The Boss Baby: Family Business* (PG): Fri-Thur: 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 7:15, 8:15. Summer of Soul* (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45. Zola(R): Fri-Thur: 12:50, 3:05, 5:35, 8:00. In The Heights (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:00. Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway (PG): Fri-Thur: 12:30, 2:45, 5:15,. Cruella (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:00, 7:30.

F9 The Fast Saga* (PG13): Fri, Tue, Wed: 4:45, 8:00. Sat-Mon: 1:30, 4:45, 8:00. Black Widow* (PG13): Thur:5:00, 8:15.

COMEDIA EN VIVO EN EL ARLINGTON COURTYARD Con Andrey Belikov, Mat Edgar y Rachel Wolfson • Arlington Theatre, SB • $30 • https://tinyurl.com/2fzwynur • 7pm y 9:30pm viernes, 7/2.

Saturday • sábado


MUSIC | MÚSICA MEZCAL MARTINI LIVE Live performance of Latin jazz music • Lucky Penny, 127 Anacapa St, SB • 12-3pm Sa, 7/3. MEZCAL MARTINI EN VIVO Presentación en vivo de música de jazz latino • Lucky Penny, 127 Anacapa St, SB • 12-3pm sábado, 7/3.


A concert of Beatles music benefiting Ensemble Theatre Company’s Education and Outreach programs • Godric Grove at Elings Park, SB • $2550 • https://tinyurl.com/v68et87z • 3pm Sa, 6/3. REUNIRSE Un concierto de música de los Beatles en beneficio de los programas de educación y divulgación de Ensemble Theatre Company • Godric Grove en Elings Park, SB • $25-50 • https://tinyurl.com/v68et87z • 3pm sábado, 6/3.


Let’s Go To The M O V I E S NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 7/2/21-7/8/21 MOVIES LOMPOC • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS -PG-

FRI 4:30-7 | SAT-SUN 11:30-2-4:30-7 | MON-THU 4:30-7 F9 THE FAST SAGA -PG13Fri 4-6-7 | SAT-SUN 12-1-3-4-6-7 | Mon-Thu 4-6-7 PETER RABBIT: THE RUNAWAY -PGFRI 4:45-7:15 | SAT-SUN 11:45-2:15-4:45-7:15 | MON-THU 4:45-7:15

HI-WAY DRIVE-IN, CLOSED SUNDAY, JULY 4, (805) 937-3515 THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS -PG- Starts @ 8:55pm General Admission $11.50 / Kids $8.50 / Seniors $8 BOX OFFICE OPEN 7:55-11:05pm Fr & Sa | 8-9:30pm Su-Th RADIO ACTIVE @ 92.1 FM • Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In

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Explore the children’s book Can I Give You a Squish by Emily Neilson and fun activities as the Santa Barbara Public Library hosts a Storywalk event at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden from 3-4:30pm Friday, July 9th. Attendees can also register beforehand for a guided garden tour at 2:30pm, sign up for the library’s summer reading program, and receive a nature journal that will grant free Botanic Garden admission July 12th to 16th from 2-6pm. Attendance is free with registration, visit https://tinyurl.com/3ap7pw5y Explora el libro para niños Can I Give You a Squish de Emily Neilson y las actividades divertidas mientras la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara organiza un evento Storywalk en el Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara de 3 a 4:30pm el viernes, 9 de julio. Los asistentes también pueden registrarse de antemano para una visita guiada en el jardín a las 2:30pm, inscribete en el programa de lectura de verano de la biblioteca y recibe un diario de la naturaleza que otorgará entrada gratuita al Jardín Botánico del 12 al 16 de julio de 2 a 6pm. La asistencia es gratuita con el registro, visita https://tinyurl.com/3ap7pw5y

Enjoy Makers & Wares Market in De La Guerra Place and live music in Center Court • Paseo Nuevo, SB • https://tinyurl.com/ajp55das • 11am-6pm Sa, 6/3 and 6/4. FIN DE SEMANA 4 DE JULIO EN PASEO NUEVO Disfruta de Makers & Wares Market en De La Guerra Place y música en vivo en Center Court • Paseo Nuevo, SB • https://tinyurl.com/ajp55das • 11am-6pm sábado, 6/3 y 6/4.

Sunday • domingo 7.4.21 SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS Celebrate the 4th with a fireworks show • City of SB • Hosted off West Beach, SB • Free • https:// tinyurl.com/hb7dyvjk • 9pm Su, 7/4. INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS Celebrate the 4th with a fireworks show • City of SB • Hosted off West Beach, SB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/hb7dyvjk • 9pm Su, 7/4.


Enjoy festive cuisine, carnival and lawn games, and music • Rosewood Miramar Beach, 1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito • $125-250 • https://tinyurl.com/4emtsw6z • 11am-1pm and 1:30-3:30pm Su, 7/4. BRUNCH DEL DÍA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA Disfruta de la cocina festiva, el carnaval y los juegos de césped, y la música • Rosewood Miramar Beach, 1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito • $125-250 • https://tinyurl.com/4emtsw6z • 11am-1pm y 1:30-3:30pm domingo, 7/4.

PIERRE CLAEYSSENS VETERANS FOUNDATION INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Featuring speakers, music, and flyovers • Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr, SB • Free • www.pcvf.org/fourth-of-july • 12-1pm Su, 7/4.

CELEBRACIÓN DEL DÍA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA DE LA FUNDACIÓN DE VETERANOS PIERRE CLAEYSSENS Presentando oradores, música y pasos elevados • Cementerio de Santa Bárbara, 901 Channel Dr, SB • Gratis • www.pcvf.org/fourth-of-july • 12-1pm domingo, 7/4.

Monday • lunes


LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES HERBAL SYRUPS Online class on making herbal syrups • Artemisia Academy • Free • https://tinyurl.com/9x74yhc5 • 5pm Mo, 7/5. JARABES DE HIERBAS Clase en línea sobre cómo hacer jarabes de hierbas • Artemisia Academy • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/9x74yhc5 • 5pm lunes, 7/5.


Public lecture series from faculty across subjects • UCSB Office of Summer Sessions • Free • https://tinyurl.com/b6rs9pu5 • 5:30pm Mo and We through 7/21. CHARLAS GRIT Serie de conferencias públicas de profesores de todas las materias • UCSB Office of Summer Sessions • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/b6rs9pu5 • 5:30pm lunes y miércoles hasta el 7/21.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE HIKE THE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first & third weekends, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge CAMINA EN LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY Children up to age 18 can pick up a free, nutritious meal • Central Library, Santa Barbara • Free, no registration needed • 11:30am12:30pm Mo-Fr, through 8/13. ALMUERZO EN LA BIBLIOTECA Los niños de hasta 18 años pueden recoger una comida nutritiva y gratuita • Biblioteca Central, Santa Bárbara • Gratis, no es necesario registrarse • De 11:30am a 12:30pm de lunes a viernes hasta el 8/13.

Tuesday • martes


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LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES TECH TUTORING FOR LIBRARY RESOURCES One-on-one tutoring sessions • Montecito Library • Free • By appointment, www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default. asp • 10am-12pm Tu. TUTORÍA TÉCNICA PARA RECURSOS DE LA BIBLIOTECA Sesiones de tutoría individual • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • Con cita, www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default. asp • 10 am-12pm martes.


Practice Spanish language in a natural way • SB Public Library • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default. asp • 4:30-5:30pm Tu. GRUPO VIRTUAL DE CONVERSACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL – INTERMEDIO Practica el idioma español de forma natural • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default. asp • 4:30-5:30pm martes.

MUSIC | MÚSICA NOONTIME AT HOME Join Opera Santa Barbara for this free, weekly

digital concert series at 12pm each Tuesday. Learn more and view at https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn MEDIODÍA EN CASA Únete a Opera Santa Barbara para esta serie de conciertos digitales semanales gratuitos a las 12pm todos los martes. Obtén más información y disfruta en https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

Wednesday • miércoles 7.7.21 CHILDREN | NIÑOS

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CHILDREN | NIÑOS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Class for children and their caregivers • SB Public Library • Free • Alameda Park • 10:30-11am Th. MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO Clase para niños y sus cuidadores • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque Alameda • 10:3011am jueves.


STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE Disfruta de una historia y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública SB • En MacKenzie Park • Gratis • 10:30am-12pm miércoles, 7/7.

BEBÉ Y YO Se enfoca en el desarrollo de las habilidades previas a la alfabetización de los bebés • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • Parque Alameda • 11:15-11:45am jueves.


A camp to support and inspire girls • Camps with Coaches, hosted at Leadbetter Beach • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/32xavf6s • 4-6pm We. CAMPAMENTO DE EMPODERAMIENTO DE LAS NIÑAS DE LOS MIÉRCOLES Un campamento para apoyar e inspirar a las niñas • Campamentos con entrenadores, organizados en Leadbetter Beach • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/32xavf6s • 4-6pm miércoles.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES THE SB PUBLIC LIBRARY VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP For all English language learners • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default. asp • 4:30-5:30pm We. GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS DE LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE SB Para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default. asp • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles.


A French conversation group, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • Free • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • 5:30-7:30pm We. EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS Un grupo de conversación en francés, todos los niveles son bienvenidos • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • Gratis • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • 5:30-7:30pm miércoles.


Focuses on developing babies’ pre-literacy skills • SB Public Library • Free • Alameda Park • 11:1511:45am Th.


For kids aged 6 to 10 • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St. • Open enrollment https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx • 4-5pm Th. CLASES DE SALSA PARA NIÑOS Para niños de 6 a 10 años • ME Sabor Dance Studio, Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St. • Inscripción abierta https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx • 4-5pm jueves.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES PROUD OLDER ADULT GROUP For LGBTQ+ folks and allies ages 50+ • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • https://tinyurl.com/86s5ry5p • 12-1pm Th.

Aprecia una noche de música en casa mientras el barítono Valdis Jansons realiza un recital virtual de Doctor en Artes Musicales a las 6pm el viernes, 9 de julio. Acompañado por el pianista Erik Lawrence, la presentación incluirá Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Song of a Wayfarer) de Gustav Mahler, Speak Low de Kurt Weill, September Song y Here I’ll Stay, y más. La asistencia es gratuita, visita https://tinyurl.com/4hnjfr9k

GRUPO DE ADULTOS MAYORES ORGULLOSOS Para personas y aliados LGBTQ + mayores de 50 años • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/86s5ry5p • 12-1pm jueves.


Virtual class on Library resources • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/22wa5tuh • 5:30pm Th, 7/8. APRENDE A ACCEDER A LOS LIBROS ELECTRÓNICOS DE LA BIBLIOTECA Y A EAUDIO Clase virtual sobre recursos de la biblioteca • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/22wa5tuh • 5:30pm jueves, 7/8.

CITY OF SB SINGLE FAMILY DESIGN BOARD consent agenda review • 11am Mo, 7/5. Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA JUNTA DE DISEÑO DE VIVIENDA UNIFAMILIAR DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 11am lunes, 7/5. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB


consent agenda review • 1pm Mo, 7/5. Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ABR REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA JUNTA DE REVISIÓN DE ARQUITECTURA DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 1pm lunes, 7/5. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ABR


Mo, 7/5. Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB TABLERO DE DISEÑO UNIFAMILIAR DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 3pm lunes, 7/5. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SFDB


Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 COMISIÓN DE PLANIFICACIÓN DEL CONDADO DE SB • 9am miércoles, 7/7. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6


consent agenda review • 11am We, 7/7. Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC REVISIÓN DE LA AGENDA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LA COMISIÓN DE MONUMENTOS HISTÓRICOS DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 11am miércoles, 7/7. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC

MICRÓFONO ABIERTO - COMEDIA STAND-UP Disfruta de los comediantes locales • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm miércoles.


Lecture by Dr. Allan Langdale • Architectural Fdn of SB • https://tinyurl.com/pmrcuw6d • $10/lecture, $80 series • 6:45pm Th, through 8/19. LA ARQUITECTURA DE LA INDIA Una serie de conferencias de verano a cargo del Dr. Allan Langdale • Architectural Fdn of SB • https://tinyurl.com/pmrcuw6d • $10/conferencia, $80 por todas • 6:45pm jueves, hasta el 8/19.

PFLAG SPANISH SPEAKING VIRTUAL MEETING Support and hear from LGBTQ+ people • PFLAG • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5a355rns • 7pm Th, 7/8.

Government Meetings • Reuniones gubernamentales

BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA Visita la nueva biblioteca en ruedas • Biblioteca Pública SB • En MacKenzie Park • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/t2rurn6z • 10am-12pm miércoles, 7/7. Enjoy local comedians • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm We.

Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits...


STORYWALK IN THE PARK Enjoy a story and outdoor activities • SB Public Library • At MacKenzie Park • Free • 10:30am12pm We, 7/7.

LIBRARY ON THE GO Visit the new Library on the Go van • SB Public Library • At MacKenzie Park • Free • https://tinyurl.com/t2rurn6z • 10am-12pm We, 7/7.

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours

Thursday • jueves

Appreciate an evening of music at home as baritone Valdis Jansons performs a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts recital at 6pm Friday, July 9th. Accompanied by pianist Erik Lawrence, the performance will include Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Song of a Wayfarer), Kurt Weill’s Speak Low, September Song, and Here I’ll Stay, and more. Attendance is free, visit https://tinyurl.com/4hnjfr9k

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July 2, 2021



1:30pm We, 7/7. Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC.

COMISIÓN DE MONUMENTOS HISTÓRICOS DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 1:30pm miércoles, 7/7. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HLC


Commission Hearing Room, at 123 East Anapamu, St. 6pm We, 7/7. Learn more https://drawsantabarbaracounty.org AUDIENCIA EN PERSONA DE LA COMISIÓN INDEPENDIENTE DE REDISTRIBUCIÓN DE DISTRITOS DE CIUDADANOS DEL CONDADO DE SB • Sala de audiencias de la Comisión de Planificación del Condado de SB, en 123 East Anapamu, St. 6pm miércoles, 7/7. Para más información visita https://drawsantabarbaracounty.org


Learn more/attend www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC COMISIÓN DE PLANIFICACIÓN DE LA CIUDAD DE SB • 1pm jueves, 7/8. Para más información / asiste de forma virtual en www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC

SOUTH BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW • 9am Fr, 7/9. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 JUNTA SUR DE REVISIÓN ARQUITECTÓNICA • 9am viernes, 7/9. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 SB COUNTY AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE • 9am Fr, 7/9. Agenda to be posted

https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6 COMITÉ ASESOR DE RESERVA AGRÍCOLA DEL CONDADO DE SB • 9am viernes, 7/9. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/uaywfsj6


City of SB Parks & Recreation, at Eastside Neighborhood Park 1-3pm Sa, 7/10. Learn more https://tinyurl.com/6n789n9f CASA ABIERTA DEL PARQUE DEL VECINDARIO DEL LADO ESTE • City of SB Parks & Recreation, en Eastside Neighborhood Park 1-3pm sábado, 7/10. Para más información visita https://tinyurl.com/6n789n9f


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Saturday • sábado 7.10.21

REUNIÓN VIRTUAL DE HABLA HISPANA DE PFLAG Apoya y escucha a las personas LGBTQ + • PFLAG • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/5a355rns • 7pm jueves, 7/8.



NOCHE DE JUEGOS VIRTUALES CON LA BIBLIOTECA Disfruta de una noche de juegos y diversión • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/mta5k9yy • 7-8:30pm jueves, 7/8.


THE GOONIES Y STAND BY ME Disfruta de estas películas clásicas bajo las estrellas • UCSB Arts & Lectures en West Wind Drive-In, Goleta • Gratis • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • Puertas abiertas a las 7pm, películas a las 8:30pm jueves, 7/8.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE CARPINTERIA BIRDWATCHERS VIRTUAL MEETINGS Evening birdwatching classes • Free, all ages & ability levels. 4-5:15pm Thursdays via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj REUNIONES VIRTUALES DE OBSERVADORES DE AVES DE CARPINTERIA Clases nocturnas de observación de aves • Gratis, todas las edades y niveles de habilidad. 4-5:15pm los jueves a través de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj


Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd MERCADO DEL STATE ST PROMENADE Ubicado en las cuadras 900 y 1000 de la Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES LIBRARY ON THE GO Visit the new Library on the Go van • SB Public Library • At McKinley School • Free • https://tinyurl.com/3xakrt7a • 3:30-5pm Th, 7/8. BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA Visita la nueva biblioteca en ruedas • Biblioteca Pública SB • En McKinley School • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/3xakrt7a • 3:30-5pm jueves, 7/8.

Enjoy an evening of games and fun • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/mta5k9yy • 7-8:30pm Th, 7/8.

Friday • viernes CHILDREN | NIÑOS

STORYWALK AT THE BOTANIC GARDEN Sign up for summer reading program and get a nature journal • At SB Botanic Garden in collaboration with SB Library • Free with registration • https://tinyurl.com/3ap7pw5y • 3-4:30pm Fr, 7/9. STORYWALK EN EL JARDÍN BOTÁNICO Inscríbete en el programa de lectura de verano y obten un diario de la naturaleza • En Jardín Botánico SB en colaboración con Biblioteca SB • Gratis con inscripción • https://tinyurl.com/3ap7pw5y • 3-4:30pm viernes, 7/9.

a musical revue Directed by KATIE LARIS Musical Direction by DAVID POTTER Choreography by CHRISTINA MCCARTHY

CLASE DE COCINA A-Z Cocina en el patio, para niños de 8 a 12 años • Eastside Library • Inscripción gratuita y limitada • https://tinyurl.com/6kp5hxsc • 1-3pm sábado, 7/10.

MUSIC | MÚSICA OPENING NIGHT GALA - RETURN TO MIRAFLORES Celebrate Music Academy alumni and teaching artists • Music Academy of the West, Miraflores campus • $1,000 • https://tinyurl.com/48kr8rnz • 5:30pm Sa, 7/10. GALA DE APERTURA NOCTURNA REGRESO A MIRAFLORES Celebra a los ex alumnos de la Academia de Música y artistas docentes • Academia de Música del Oeste, campus de Miraflores • $1,000 • https://tinyurl.com/48kr8rnz • 5:30pm sábado, 7/10.


WELCOME CONCERT WITH LARRY RACHLEFF Performance by Music Academy Chamber Orchestra • Granada Theatre, SB • $10-55 • https://tinyurl.com/yhdxcjts • 2pm Su, 7/11. CONCIERTO DE BIENVENIDA CON LARRY RACHLEFF Presentación de la Orquesta de Cámara de la Academia de Música • Teatro de Granada, SB • $10-55 • https://tinyurl.com/yhdxcjts • 2pm domingo, 7/11.


OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE Eco-friendly Land Management Noxious Weed Abatement Sustainable Agriculture Fire Mitigation Scott Rothdeutsch | Owner scott@sbgoats.com

BEACH CLEANUP Care for our environment and community • Explore Ecology • At Arroyo Burro Beach, SB • https://tinyurl.com/3kxnj6hp • 10am-12pm Su, 7/11.


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LIMPIEZA DE LA PLAYA Cuidemos nuestro medio ambiente y nuestra comunidad • Explore Ecology • En Arroyo Burro Beach, SB • https://tinyurl.com/3kxnj6hp • 10am-12pm domingo, 7/11.


NUEVO AL MEDICARE Presentación virtual • Programa de asesoramiento y defensa de seguros de salud • Gratis • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 10am viernes, 7/9.

RECITAL PARA ESTUDIANTES DE POSGRADO Con la participación de Valdis Jansons, barítono • Departamento de Música de UCSB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4hnjfr9k • 6pm viernes, 7/9.

Disfruta de un día de verano por una buena causa, ya que Folded Hills Ranch organiza un partido de polo y un evento de tailgate para apoyar el Programa de Equitación Terapéutica del Valle de Santa Ynez a las 10am el sábado, 10 de julio. A cada vehículo se le proporcionará su propia área de picnic, con pastel y subastas silenciosas y degustación de vinos a cargo de la Folded Hills Winery. Los boletos cuestan $300 por vehículo, visita https://tinyurl.com/cyu2k2t8.

Sunday • domingo 7.11.21

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Enjoy a summer’s day for a good cause as Folded Hills Ranch hosts a polo match and tailgate event to support the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program at 10am Saturday, July 10th. Each vehicle will be provided their own tailgate picnic area, with cake and silent auctions and wine tasting by Folded Hills Winery available. Tickets are $300 per vehicle, visit https://tinyurl.com/cyu2k2t8.

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he excitement of a sky lit with fireworks accompanied by booms and sparkling with community spirit and patriotism will again fill the air this July 4th when the City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department sponsors a fireworks display at 9pm off West Beach. While there will be no live music on West Beach or nor will there be food booths on Cabrillo Blvd. in a bow to the re-opening, the pandemic, and efforts to keep everyone safe, the show will go on. If you can’t join folks at West Beach, you can still tune in to the radio simulcast, courtesy of 92.9 KjEE to enjoy music along with fireworks from anywhere in the city or check out KEYT.com to see the show via live stream. The fireworks display will be approximately 20-minutes long and choreographed to classic and current fun and patriotic tunes. All California Department of Public Health COVID recommendations for mega-events (masking required if you’re not vaccinated) will be in effect.

A Few Reminders: As always, there is no camping along the beach. If you do decide to block off a spot the evening prior, you are not allowed to physically stay on site. Please be courteous and respectful during the event, and that includes when you find your spot for the day. Waterfront parking lots will be open on the Fourth of July, with Stearns Wharf closing to vehicular traffic from 3pm to 9:30pm. The use of stationary grills and portable selfcontained grills and stoves are permitted only in designated picnic areas or by permit issued by the Parks and Recreation Department. Road Closure: Cabrillo (from Castillo St. to Garden St.) will be closed at 6pm and re-open after 10pm.

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olidays are often about remembering and reconnecting, Independence Day is especially so. The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation will observe and celebrate our Country’s Independence with a free, live event on Sunday, the 4th of July, from Noon to 1pm outside on the grounds of the Santa Barbara Cemetery. This event marks the non-profit’s first live community event since November 2019, and will feature an honor guard; the Gold Coast Pipe Band; Speakers, and a flyover! “We are thrilled to be able to resume our mission of acknowledging the service and sacrifice of our veterans - the guardians of our nation’s independence,” shared PCVF co-founder Lt. John Blankenship (USN former). “What better way to do this than to gather with our friends, families, and neighbors on the 4th of July. Our goal is to respectfully observe and celebrate this year’s very special Independence Day. It signifies the birth of our nation and return to a sense of normalcy now that California is ‘open for business.’ We look forward to welcoming you and our many supporters to this patriotic event at one of the most peaceful and beautiful outdoor settings in the city of Santa Barbara.” The event will include performance by Gold Coast Pipe Band. There will be an honor guard from Vandenberg Air Force Base. America the Beautiful will be performed by David Gonzales, a retired Santa Barbara Police Sargent. Lt. Blankenship will give the opening remarks followed by the keynote address featuring Navy Captain Charlie Plumb, USNR, (Ret.). He is an F-4 Phantom jet fighter pilot, six-year prisoner of war, Vietnam veteran and popular motivation expert. Special guest speaker will be Col. Robert A. Long, the new Commander of Space Launch Delta 30 at United States Space Force. The event will conclude with a crowd favorite; a spectacular flyover in the skies above the venue presented by The Condor Squadron based in Van Nuys, CA. The organization’s mission is to “To Honor Military Aviation through Flight, Exhibition, and Remembrance.” Founded in 1965 by a group of WWII fighter pilots, The Condor Squadron is preserving a piece of aviation history that played an important part in securing the freedoms we cherish as a nation. They proudly fly WWII, North American AT-6 airplanes in formation over events commemorating veterans. PCVF wishes to thank their 4th of July event sponsors which include The City of Santa Barbara, Deborah Hearst, the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, Santa Barbara News-Press, Noozhawk, and VOICE Magazine. PCVF events underscore the mission of the organization, which is, in the words of founder Pierre Claeyssens, “To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen… to be forgotten is the worst.” For more information, visit www.pcvf.org or call (805) 259-4394

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Posh Art & Hair Studio Merges Gallery and Salon Experiences By Daisy Scott / VOICE


xperimenting with the limits of traditional galleries, Monalisa Aguilar has presented Santa Barbara community members with an entirely new way to appreciate art in opening Posh Art & Hair Studio. Located at 19 E. Canon Perdido, Suite B & C, this innovative studio offers customers the opportunity to have their hair styled and trimmed while surrounded by the work of talented local artists and artisans. “Everybody is local here; there’s nothing coming from any place else. All the artists are local, the jewelers are local, I’m local,” said Aguilar. “It feels really good to be home and to be creating something that’s different.” A sixth generation Santa Barbaran, with part of her family being of the coastal band of Chumash, Aguilar was raised in a family of artists. Always one to play with her Barbie dolls’ hair, she Mark MacIsaac and decided to pursue hair styling at a young age, going on to attend beauty Monalisa Aguilar school in Beverly Hills to become a colorist. Upon moving back to Santa Barbara she opened her first business, Salon Monalisa. After ten years of working locally, Aguilar decided to move to Vail, Colorado, where she opened and operated three salons over the course of 26 years. Yet throughout her time in Colorado, she remained linked to her hometown community, spending three months each year in Santa Barbara and purchasing jewelry from local artists to feature in her Colorado salon’s boutique. It was during one of these visits in 2019 that she first spotted an available location in the historic El Centro Building.

“At the time I just had this vision, because being a hairdresser I [thought], I want to incorporate art, I want to incorporate jewelers,” shared Aguilar. “There are so many artists, and it’s so beautiful, and there’s such an art community, so I just had this vision of what if we made an art gallery?” Together with her partner Mark MacIsaac, a local electrician who studied art in college, Aguilar prepared to open a combination art gallery and hair studio. Now, after months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MacIsaac’s installment of new electrical work, Discover work by local artists Adam Peot and Linda Sweaty and working with her father to redesign the space, Aguilar has Posh Art & Hair Studio also offers a selection of onefinally opened Posh Art & Hair Studio. of-a-kind jewelry items from two local creators — Susan Featuring only two salon chairs, Posh Art Hugo of Bee Hive Jewelry, and Lisa Brown of Twisted & Hair Studio offers a far more creative and Sisters, who was a fellow student of Aguilar at Foothill intimate atmosphere than a traditional hair salon. School. From delicate rings and necklaces to intricate Currently, while she is planning to hire additional earrings and bracelets, each item is truly its own small, team members, Aguilar personally provides all personal work of art. hair services, including haircuts, blowouts, and colorings. Ultimately, all of these artistic elements blend together She also makes and sells her own products designed to to establish a fresh, creative environment where a suit different types of hair. customer can feel beautiful and inspired. Contributing to this unique experience, customers “When you get your hair done, it should be an event, are surrounded by art from the moment they enter, it should be an experience,” said Aguilar. “When you walk with paintings adorning the walls and hanging from the into our space, I want people to feel good, whether it’s ceilings. At this time, the studio is featuring the work of getting their hair done, or looking at the art, or buying a local artists Adam Peot and Linda Sweaty. Peot focuses on piece of jewelry, or the scents and smells of candles.” fine arts, murals, and illustration. His paintings portray Future plans include bringing community members the Buddha, animals, and koi fish. Sweaty is also a painter, together for art shows and musical performances, depicting serene oceanscapes as well as painting on silk including poster signings during Fiesta. scarves. www.posharthair.com

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By Robert F. Adams Special to VOICE


reaking through performance barriers in 2020 and most of 2021, Opera Santa Barbara has re-launched the company with a thoroughly well-sung and abridged version of Richard Wagner’s formidable prelude to the masterwork Ring Cycle, Das Rheingold on Sunday, June 27th. Essentially, Das Rheingold has an ensemble structure where the orchestra, sets, lighting, and singers all get to reveal displays of the timeless, unusual score and libretto. The version presented was shorter than the original, and was developed by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick in 1990 for a regional English tour. This was the first Wagner production presented by this small, yet energized, company, and coming out of the restrictions of the pandemic era, shows great ambition. Stage director Crystal Manich worked with an extremely shallow stage, not only populated by the cast, but sharing the proscenium with a scrim-divided orchestra, all on full display during the two-hour performance. Manich called the performance “spare” which was an adept term for the afternoon. Economically, she had the actorsingers stand their ground with minimal movement combined with tables and boxes on a variety of elevational platforms. The director extended action into the auditorium itself, conceptually standing in for an imaginative rainbow-lit palace, The trio of Rheinmaidens, with their alluring harmonies, were heard from the lighting booth at the conclusion, transforming the Lobero Theatre into a surround-sound environment. I doubt the historic theatre has been stretched this way before, and the concept resulted in an unusually rich sonic experience. Manich also used gold fabric as a symbol, providing a yoke of sorts that held the possessors For subscriptions for the upcoming season and other programs at Opera Santa Barbara, visit www.OperaSB.org or call 805-898-3890

in dark, destructive forces. Given the variety of constraints, Manich conjured some formidable magic in this minimalist Das Rheingold. The cast included Kyle Albertson as a regal and tragic Wotan, who looked and sounded like a reckless god, overtaken by his own greed and ambition. Albertson was surrounded by the top-notch cast with appearances from OSB veteran Nina Yoshida Nelsen as the strident Fricka and Timothy Mix as the cursed and bearded dwarf Alberich. Robert Norman was delightful as the trickster and comically sassy Loge, God of Fire, and the leather-adorned giants, Nathan Stark (Fasolt) and his Johnny-Depp styled brother Colin Ramsey (Fafner) provided striking moments in every scene they appeared in. Significant portrayals also included the magical LeMarcus Miller as Donner, the God of Thunder, and the objectified female victim Freia, sung and performed with by Anya Matanovic. Other standout performances included the three Rheinmaidens, sung by Max Potter as Flosshilde, Brooklyn Snow as Woglinde and Christina Pezzarossi as Wellgunde. Erda, the goddess of the earth and the individual with the most power over Wotan and the universe, was deeply realized by mezzo-soprano Alissa Anderson. Her entry out of the sidelines into the center was especially remarkable and her aria of doom and warning was memorable. It was a chilling moment, and one of the best realized scenes of the performance.

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A Rainbow Bridge Journey: Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Lobero

The energetic conductor, Kostis Protopapas, relished leading the onstage orchestra throughout the complex score that Wagner developed. Starting quietly, the players found their way through a labyrinth dark chords. The low percussion was especially dramatic providing an unnerving and underlying tension as the scenes changed locations. The terrain of Wagner’s magnificent score was mysterious, and the orchestral team played delicately, without overwhelming the drama in front of them. Fine moments ensued with the playing of Alberich’s “Curse” motif, illustrating the evil dwarf’s blistering sinister monologue, filled with the dread of

a half-diminished chord falling to a C major triad, that accentuated the darkness of the moment. Although some instruments were missed, the pared down orchestra played expertly. The technical crew delivered a bravura effort including FrançoisPierre Couture who provided the scenic elements, projections, and multi-hued lighting. Fluorescent lighting offered some primary, neon colors that were suspended around the stage in rectangular geometric hoops, greatly hammering home the minimalist concept. The changing hues altered the mood and denoted the characters in a light-motif

fashion which juxtaposed with the “leitmotif” musical passages. This technique was especially noteworthy with the appearances of Loge, and Donner’s Thor-like waving of a magical hammer, creating lightning strikes and rumbling skies. The lighting from Couture echoed the lighting themes from eleven years ago, abundantly found within Achim Freyer’s sensational yet controversial production of The Ring at LA Opera in 2010, as well as the lighting sculptures of Dan Flavin, using the tube fluorescent lighting to great effect. Costume Designer Stacie Logue had fun mixing styles derived from the 1980s, ranging from Barbie-doll jump suits, to the to the leather-clad punk styles seen with the Giants Fasolt and Fafner. She dressed the other Gods and underworld creatures in a riot of textures and fabrics. Heather Sterling as the wigs and makeup director also contributed a complex touch to the kaleidoscope of fashions highlighted by the disco queen and Motown look of the Rheinmaidens. Sponsors for this special performance included Bob Weinman, Production Sponsor and others including Eric Small, Mary Dorra, Dana White, Dan and Romy Reicker, Michael and Christine Holland, Nick Burlett and Jessie Dove, David Mason, Bella Domani, Margaret Arvey and Michael Sheldon. The Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation has also provided support throughout the season within Santa Barbara County. The company, as led by Kostis Protopapas, continues to stretch its capabilities through adventurous programming. The single matinee performance was enthralling for the audience with an ongoing and deserved standing ovation for the cast, conductor, orchestra, and production team. n

Nancy Clare Caponi, Nina Dunbar, LeMarcus Miller (Donner), and Robert Adams

Cast members back stage: Max Potter (Flosshilde), Alissa Albertson (Erda), and Nina Yoshida Nelsen (Fricka)

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By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

AS ANYONE NOTICED THE CROWD gathered around the red umbrellas stationed outside the popular eatery OKU on Cabrillo Boulevard just East of State Street near the harbor? Seems like a mini traffic jam of pedestrians on the sidewalk and a bevy of vehicles off-loading diners in front of the restaurant. The summer season is in full swing and visitors and residents are celebrating the newly minted “get out of jail” pass granted by the State of California. But tell me, are they all gathered in front of OKU? Two invitations in one week provided an opportunity for me to enjoy a variety of colorfully blended cocktails and a combination of Japanese and California inspired cuisine in the beautifully decorated Asian ambiance of OKU. The innovative menu ranges from fresh caught sushi, sashimi, and seafood, to some of the favorite “from-the-land” dishes such as our certified Japanese A5 Miyazaki Wagyu. In addition, the unique selection also includes items to delight the vegetarian and gluten-free guests. A clear view of the ocean and the Channel Islands from almost every seat compliments the food and serves as a reminder that this is definitely a Santa Barbara experience! Owner Tina Takaya’s vision is communicated in the restaurant’s name, OKU; a Japanese word meaning “when you enter a space it feels right.” In college, when she was an art student, Takaya explored a variety of mediums from design to sculpture. She especially loved interior design incorporating an assortment of innovative concepts into her work. Takaya also worked in restaurants to earn extra money and came away with experience that would eventually blend day-to-day operations with her creative abilities. Takaya believed that, if she was fueled by joy and passion, anything would be possible. After several years working in a restaurant and learning the basics of the business, she, with business partner Richard Yates, established her first restaurant. The popular Opal Restaurant & Bar, located on mid-town State Street, opened its doors in the year 2000 with a menu that offers a selection

across the California culinary spectrum. But Takaya’s vision and passion continued unabated toward even broader horizons. “My original vision never left me and I knew that if I remained true to that vision it would eventually come to be. The result was OKU!” Takaya stated proudly. She absorbed the shuttered El Torito restaurant space on Cabrillo Boulevard, incorporating her own design elements channeling her Asian sensibilities into the external and interior spaces as well as the cuisine. After a two-year-plus reconstruction, OKU officially opened in the fall of 2019. The restaurant offers three levels for dining, all with ocean views, two full bars, and a private dining room and rooftop patio for special events. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions and shut-downs, OKU has thrived and remains one of the most frequented eateries in Santa Barbara. My own back-to-back celebratory evenings at OKU turned out to be both delicious and educational. I had the opportunity to talk with Tina Takaya and learn about her journey while noshing on exceptionally tasty and original offerings served by a friendly and courteous staff. What could be better than that? “My vision for OKU was to have locals feel like family and to have visitors feel like locals.” Thank you, Tina, for making your vision manifest and sharing it with us to enjoy. www.okurestaurant.com 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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Crowds Are Returning

Surf ’s Up at SBMM HERITAGE, CRAFT & EVOLUTION, a Surfboard Design 1885-1959 exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, opened last Wednesday. Innovative surfboard shaper Renny Yater and artist John Comer who organized the project attended a reception in their honor. This is an incredible exhibit, on view through October.

Summer Solstice Stroll

HERE THEY COME - Big Central Coast summertime crowds are returning after they were “grounded” during the coronavirus in many ways. Hotels are filling up, dinner reservations are tougher to get, bike rentals are brisk, and wine/beer tasting rooms are crowded.

A SUMMER SOLSTICE “stroll” added some PIZZAZZ to the Santa Barbara promenade Saturday at high noon - the same time the annual parade would have taken place, if allowed. Colorful costumes and dancing were in the line up, as well as inflatables and decorated houses around the city. 2022 in the planning already! The feature event that draws 75,000 + will be back in 2022.

Summerland Beckons

GOING SLOW - Post-pandemic plans may have you looking for small outings and not big fairs and festivals. Once a month, your choice could include The Farmer & The Flea in Summerland.

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Missing Boat Recovered! FOUND! Missing for nearly two weeks, (stolen from the Santa Barbara harbor) this inflatable used by coaches at the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation was spotted in Lompoc and recovered. Three ARRESTS have been made by Santa Barbara Police Department. Tips came in after social media posts here and news coverage. Hearing - two arrests for the boat theft and one for unrelated issues.

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Community News John Ogilvie Named Board President of the Marjorie Luke Theatre JOHN OGILVIE is the incoming President of the Board for the Marjorie Luke Theatre. With a career background in finance and business planning, Ogilvie has given back to Santa Barbara’s arts and culture community for 20 years. His experiences have included serving as president of the board of Art Without Limits, assisting in the organization of the Santa Barbara County Alliance for Arts Education, and working with the County Office of Arts and John Ogilvie Culture. Additionally, he has informally served as a development advisor to the Squire Foundation as well as the SB Visual Arts and Design Academy. Beyond his involvement with the Marjorie Luke Theatre, Ogilvie also currently acts as Vice President on the Board of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. www.luketheatre.org

Karen Baltzley Named Marjorie Luke Theatre Managing Director KAREN BALTZLEY has been promoted to the position of Managing Director at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. She has acted in this capacity over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, working with Board President Emeritus Rod Lathim, the board of directors, and theatre staff to help realize the theatre’s successful Virtual Concert Series. Previously serving as a part-time house manager, Baltzley has worked with the Marjorie Luke Karen Baltzley Theatre for a total of four years. She holds her degree in Theatre and Arts Administration from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. www.luketheatre.org

Chelsea Weininger Named SB Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator CHELSEA WEININGER has joined the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce team as Events Coordinator. Originally from Sacramento, Weininger holds a background in the staffing industry, where she worked in both recruiting and operations. Given her experiences with business relations, as well as her passion for planning events, she looks forward to promoting local businesses through various Chamber of Commerce events. Weininger earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California, Los Angeles. www.sbscchamber.com

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Frank Tabar Named Breast Cancer Resource Center Board President FRANK TABAR has been appointed the new Board President of The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. Currently the Senior Vice President and Strategic Risk and Operating Officer of Farmers and Merchants Trust Company, Tabar holds more than 35 years of experience in financial services. His past experiences include working with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and Bank of the West. Serving on the BCRC Board Frank Tabar since 2019, Tabar has also given back to the community by being a board member for the Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise, and Santa Barbara City College Foundation. He holds his Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from National University, Los Angeles. www.bcrcsb.org

Matt Rowe Elected Scholarship Foundation of SB Board Chair Matt Rowe has been elected to serve as the chair of the Board of Directors for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Rowe moved to Santa Barbara in 2008 and currently works with the local office of financial services firm Raymond James. A dedicated community member, he also serves as a board member for the Santa Barbara Family YMCA, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in addition to his work with the Scholarship Foundation Board. Rowe earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from Monash University in Australia. www.sbscholarship.org

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N A STEP TOWARD FURTHER ADDRESSING THE NEED FOR LOCAL, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, the Housing Authority City of Santa Barbara will develop a new housing project for individuals with special needs, including community members experiencing homelessness, through the non-profit Santa Barbara Affordable Housing Group. As of last week, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee allocated $10,301,010 in Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits to the project, which has estimated development costs of $17.6 million. “Together, HACSB and SBAHG have established a proven track record for developing high quality, affordable housing for targeted populations in Santa Barbara,” said Housing Authority’s Executive Director, CEO, Rob Fredericks. “With the recent completion of The Gardens on Hope for seniors and Johnson Court, designed to address the needs of formerly homeless veterans, we are turning our attention to developing this exciting new housing project. It is critically needed by vulnerable special needs residents who have a difficult time finding a clean, safe, place to call home where they can receive the services and support they need to stabilize their lives.” To be located at 116 E. Cota Street and titled Vera Cruz Village, the project will offer 28 new affordable rental studio units, a onebedroom manager’s unit, common area, and office space. The project will further offer regular, free on-site supportive services such as case management and educational and health and wellness classes. Additionally, all units will be subsidized with Project Based Vouchers, which will make rent affordable at 30 percent of a resident’s income. The project was chosen to receive Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits funding following a competitive application process, with selected developments required to meet high design and operating standards. This funding vitalizes private investment in affordable housing by presenting tax credits to developers who will save all or a portion of their housing units for low-income households for at least 55 years. Developers then sell their tax credits to investors to secure equity financing for their development. Construction is projected to begin in Fall 2021, and last twelve to 14 months. For more information, visit www.hacsb.org

Cottage Health Goleta Vaccine Clinic to Close July 29th As vaccination rates continue to rise, Cottage Health has announced that it will close its mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic located in the parking lot adjacent to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital on July 29th. Between now and then, the clinic will remain open 11am to 7pm every Thursday, with no appointment needed. In closing the clinic on July 29th, community members ages 12 and up will be able to receive both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the clinic as long as they receive their first dose by Thursday, July 8th. However, individuals who receive their first dose at the clinic after July 8th will be assisted in scheduling a second dose appointment with another provider. All individuals in need of their first or second dose are welcome to visit the clinic before it closes. For more information about Cottage Health and COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.cottagehealth.org.

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EconomicVOICE Can We Fix the Housing Shortage? XISTING-HOME SALES OF SINGLE-FAMILY, CONDOS, AND APARTMENTS were down slightly from their recent highs for a number of reasons. This is while demand for housing is skyrocketing with home prices up 20 percent year-over-year, but there just isn’t enough inventory, especially at the low, affordable end where young adults can buy a home or condominium, and builders are scrambling to catch up. The Calculated Risk graph shows that last year during the pandemic, existing-home sales reached the highest sales rate since 2006 and the pre-Great Recession housing bubble. So the worry is how to fulfill the exploding housing needs of Americans after the pandemic has caused a record number of homeless and at least ten million homeowners to get behind on their mortgage payments. The National Association of REALTORS reported in May: “Total existing-home sales, (www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales), completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, dropped 0.9% from April to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.80 million in May. Sales in total climbed year-over-year, up 44.6% from a year ago (4.01 million in May 2020). “Home sales fell moderately in May and are now approaching pre-pandemic activity,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “Lack of inventory continues to be the overwhelming factor holding back home sales, but falling affordability is simply squeezing some first-time buyers out of the market.” So how will we provide enough homes to fill the rising demand for housing—not only to house those that can afford to buy, or rent, but for the homeless? Housing economists predict that partly due to the pandemic, America is short some five million housing units, including rental housing. Forbes Magazine summarizes a compendium of reports from WSJ and others that there would be 5.5 million more housing units today, if as many were built since 2000 as were built for baby boomers from 1968 to 2000. “To make up the shortage, the NAR report says the U.S. would have to build 2.1 million homes each year for a decade—more than it built each year during the housing boom of the mid-2000s,” Forbes reports. That could be a problem with last month’s residential housing starts increasing 3.6 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of (just) 1.57 million units off a downwardly revised April reading, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is third highest, per the St. Louis Fed’s single-family starts since 1960, which shows the record for starts was 1.8 million in January 2006 at the beginning of the housing bubble, and the last time interest rates were lower than the inflation rate, as they are today with the Fed’s various quantitative easing purchases of treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. The May reading of 1.57 million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if development kept this pace for the next twelve months, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Within this overall number, single-family starts increased 4.2 percent to a 1.10 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. The multifamily sector, which includes apartment buildings and condos, increased 2.4 percent to a 474,000 pace. So how can we increase production? “[W]e’ll need to do something dramatic to close this gap,” Yun stated in a press release. The association proposed increasing the housing supply by creating or expanding tax credits, loans, or grants for builders who renovate or build new housing in low-income areas and who convert old malls and factories into



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homes. They also asked for incentives for cities to allow denser zoning, an approach that President Biden included in his infrastructure proposal, Reuters reported. The White House says the President’s infrastructure plan proposal invests $213 billion “to produce, preserve, and retrofit more than two million affordable and sustainable places to live. It pairs this investment with an innovative new approach to eliminate state and local exclusionary zoning laws, which drive up the cost of construction and keep families from moving to neighborhoods with more opportunities for them and their kids.” So it’s now up to the Senate to reach a final agreement on the bill, which will determine if we can even begin to cure the housing shortage. Harlan Green © 2021 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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Seven Exhibitions at REH GraySpace Art and GONE RESIDENCY in the Funk Zone

by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists who (June 28, 2021) In the Winter of 2020, as theAvi lockdown continuedout well"we intoha its Barbara. As gallery owner Gitler pointed the Santa Barbara based GraySpace Art, and neighbor GONE a very longgallery time, REH and we were thrilled atitsboth the oppor - a non-profit artist-in-residence program - invited the New York based gallery environment, and to bring fresh work toseven SantaofBarbara to utilize the spaces in its Funk Zone building during the summer 2021. summer long experience, which will include deprived these past 16 months of both new art and exhibitions and a creative residency, will be programed by The gallery accepted and has chosen to curate seven exhibitions and onenew art


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or the first time in its history, Casa del Herrero will be holding a sculpture exhibition with York based Gitler & ______ at REH residency which will runNew during July gallery and August. The focus ofGraySpace these exhibits i artwork placed throughout the estate’s historic garden spaces. The Casa is pleased to announce Art, and its neighbor, GONE RESIDENCY - a non-profit by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists who have never exhibited i The artists being exhibited a mix of East Coast Ame this new exhibition, Symbiotic – Seven Contemporary Sculptors at Historic Casa del Herrero, artist-in-residence program, located atare 219 Gray Avenue. Barbara. As gallery owner Aviwill Gitler "we have all been sequestere which will be on view from July 7 to November 24, 2021. exhibits present work byout emerging and mid-career REHThese GraySpace Artpointed will host [two] two-person exhibits: The Casa’s original owners, Carrie and George Fox Steedman, were deeply passionate about the long time, contemporary artiststhrilled who have never exhibited in Santa Barbara. a very and we were at both the opportunity to spend the sum American portraitists Tom Sanford (NY) and Rebecca estate, taking great care to develop gardens that reflected their creative interests. The resulting spaces “We have all been sequestered for a very long time, and we were environment, and to bring fresh work to Santa Barbara for everyone here who lifepast in urban specifically NYC,in the reveal themselves with thoughtfulness, evoking emotion and a feeling of tranquility. While much of the at both America, the opportunity to spend the summer a newlatter paying deprived these thrilled 16 months of both new art and new experience." Casa remains frozen in time, an important characteristic of its historic status, there is very much a sense environment, and to bring fresh work to Santa Barbara for everyone Appalachia, in all its color [Rebecca Morgan is exhibitin of connection through the memory and legacy of the estate. here who has been deprived these past 16 months of both new art and The artists being exhibited are a mixnew of East Coast American andowner internationa Symbiotic looks at the interconnection between two seemingly experience,” pointed out gallery disparate concepts (contemporary and historic) while Avi Gitler. REH GraySpace Art will host [two] two-person ← exhibits: the first will feature th examining each artist’s relationship to the naturalAmerican world. Theand artists being exhibited are a mix portraitists Tom Sanford (NY) Rebecca Morgan (PA), the form Tom Sanford “It is really quite compelling to view contemporary works of of East Coast American and international life in Board urban America, specifically NYC, the latter paying loving tribute to rural art against the backdrop of the historic estate,” said Casa artists. Patron Saint of Brooklyn is exhibiting of Asya Ge LeeArtIcon) President Karen Jones Clark. “The Casa’s beautifulAppalachia, gardens have in all its color [Rebecca Morgan REH(Spike GraySpace willcourtesy host [two] twobecome outdoor museum spaces in which to contemplate the person 2021 exhibits: fascinating sculptures in the exhibition.” the firstacrylic with theand fake gold on wood ← ← Participating artists include Isaac Anguiano, Béla Bácsi , incisive American Tom Sanford Rebe 48 x 36 inches Robert J. Emmons, Pattie Porter Firestone, Victoria Hendler, portraitists Patron Saint of BrooklynTom Horr Joan Rosenberg-Dent, and Lynda Weinman. Sanford (NY) and (Spike Lee Icon) 2016 The Casa gardens are beautiful, natural works of art, Rebecca Morgan 2021 ink a which our now complemented by the figural, natural, and (PA), the former By Tom Sanford acrylic and fake gold on wood pape abstract forms of the sculptures. The collection of artwork focused on life in 48 x 36 inches 8x5 (encompassing a variety of mediums) seamlessly integrates urban America, with the uniqueness of the estate. In fact, there is an undeniable specifically NYC, the latter paying loving This will be followed by ainpair connection between the two. tribute to rural life in Appalachia, all its of Brooklyn based artists “While historic, the Casa remains alive with the creative color (Rebecca Morganmeticulously is exhibiting courtesy Boorujy, whose rendered work By Rebecca Morganattests to legacy of the original owners,” said Casa Executive Director of Asya Geisberg Gallery). natural world. He will be joined by the painter Rachel O Jessica Tade. “Through this exhibition, we are collaborating Receptions for the exhibitions are planned This will be followed by a pair ofand Brooklyn based theAvenue. environmental with local artists while also continuing to make good on our abound with both aAugust frenetic andartists, energy at thepav for July 17th, 5-8pm 5th, 5-8pm atcalming 219 Gray desire to support the continued vibrancy of the arts in our community.” Boorujy, whoseThemeticulously rendered work attests to tohis deep investigation exhibits will be available for viewing: Wed - Sun, noon 7pm and Mon/Tues,

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ike a long easy breaking wave, legendary surfboards, famous beaches, and the cultural evolution of surfing have been crafted into a stunning new exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: Heritage, Craft & Evolution: Surfboard Design 1885 – 1959. “This show, a labor of love, has been formed over more than 15 years,” stated artist John Comer, who painted vignettes of well known surfing beaches on the surfboards, which are on display from July to October 30th. Comer, an internationally recognized painter, was in attendance at the opening reception held at the museum last week. The surfboards, crafted by famed surfboard maker Renny Yater, replicate historic boards and their tails, rails, and noses. Yater, who was one of the first commercial surfboard shapers of the 1950’s, was

Board Shaper Renny Yater Artist / Board Shaper Kevin Ancell Artist John Comer

also in attendance at the reception. The exhibit details the history of surfing, in addition to taking viewers to favorite waves. “While surfing was certainly born in Hawai‘i, it was in California that it grew and prospered due to creativity and vision of key craftsmen and artists,” wrote Paul Holmes in the forward to the exhibition catalogue titled Heritage, Craft & Evolution. The trio who created the exhibition together also included Kevin Ancell, whose knowledge of surfboard detail and designs added the final touches to the boards to recreate the original look and feel of historic surfboards. “This was just so much fun!” Yater stated of the entire process.

It began with a Hawai‘ian... Sigrid Toye and Sponsor Sabrina Papa

Julie Marvin and Bob Vitamante

Board Shaper Renny Yater

~ Opening Reception ~ An opening reception was held on the front portico of the SBMM during the Navigators Circle “Happiness Hour.”

The event was sponsored by Sabrina and Tony Papa; Bartenders were provided by Simply Cocktails; catering was handled by Uncorked; Val-Mar Records was the DJ; and the event was planned by Ann Johnson Events and the Museum Board-staff committee headed up by Randall Fox.

SBMM Director Greg Gorga and Board Shaper Renny Yater

Artist John Comer’s work is also on exhibit at Santa Barbara Fine Fine Art

SBMM is located at the historic Santa Barbara Harbor at 113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Visit sbmm.org or call (805) 962-8404 for details.

The first surfers in California waters were the Kawananakoa brothers, Jonah, David, and Edward, who surfed the San Lorenzo River mouth in central Santa Cruz in the 1890’s according to the exhibition catalogue. Then came George Freeth in 1907, who made his mark at Redondo Beach. He was followed by Duke Kahanamoku in about 1938. The book, which provides a timeline, facts about people, locations, and lots of surfboard photos, can be found at the SBMM store.





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Art | Arte

July 2, 2021


GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES N Milpas • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CYPRESS GALLERY: Color Connections! by Chris Jeszeck ~ Jul 25 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 & By Appt • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10-4:30 • 805-882-2108 • www.distinctiveframingnart.com ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com

CASS ENSBERG cassejd@gmail.com Art & Architecture

A. Michael Marzolla

Contemporary Art / Excogitation Services

www.marzozart.com 805-452-7108

10 WEST GALLERY: Summer Solstice Exhibit ~ Jul 18 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Beauty Out Of Ashes by Sophia Beccue ~ Jul 8 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org

CASA DOLORES: Splendors of “The Tree of Life” / Esplendores de “El Árbol de la Vida” ~ Sept 18 • 1023 Bath Str • www.casadolores.org

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line: Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; & more • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu


ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Fight for Liberation (augmented reality) http://gallery.sbcc.edu • Maxwell Winslow Overlook adjacent to the Humanities Building’s East Campus • AR link: https://adobeaero.app.link/HIBtng54Bgb

CASA DE LA GUERRA • 805-965-0093

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Selections from the Don Reitz Collection • 805-565-CLAY • By appt • www.claystudiosb.org • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd, Goleta COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863 CORRIDAN GALLERY: Landscapes and Seascapes by Karen Fedderson • 125

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio ELVERHØJ MUSEUM • Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews and Danes • 805-686-1211 •11-5 Fri-Mon & appts 10-11 Fri-Mon • www.elverhoj.org GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Inside/Outside: by Renee Kelleher & Jim Tyler ~ Jul 31 • 2920 Grand Ave, LO • Thur-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517 GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: We-Sa & 3rd Sun • Reservations 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org GITLER &_____ will occupy Grayspace and Gone Gallery • exhibits are open & an artist reception planned for Jul 17, 5-8pm • 219 Gray Av • Wed-Sun 12-7; by appt • 805-689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: Spring, Sprang, Sprung ~ July • www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com

Through Sunday July 18

10 WEST GALLERY 10 W. Anapamu St. Thurs. - Sunday 11am - 5pm

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Wed-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Schock, Snyder, Sparks, and Speirs • By appt • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Expressions of Love (virtual) • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Human Forms ~ Aug 22 • 12-4 Fr-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Variations ~ Aug 22 • Online: Overcast & Clearing • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-9625588 • www.artlacuna.com MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411 MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Thur-Sun 10-5 • 805-7705000 • 125 State St, SB • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column ~ Jul 31 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673 PORTICO GALLERY: Notable CA & national artists • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com REH FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: during July and August New York based gallery GITLER &_____ will occupy Grayspace and Gone Gallery • exhibits are open & an artist reception planned for Jul 17, 5-8pm • 219 Gray Av • Wed-Sun 12-7; by appt • 805-689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with Disabilities • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Local artists • Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938

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

Jessika Cardinahl

INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • Weekdays • 805-962-6444 JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347 JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Cochran & Smith • 21 E Anapamu St.

Roe Anne White photography


Roe Anne White Jessika Cardinahl Loon Point 152

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • We-Su 12-4 www.JCardinahlPrints.com p h o twww.JCardinahlPrints.com ography available 48” x 10.5” or smaller • 805-962-5322 • www.karpeles.com

Kerry Methner

JJcardinahl on Instagram www.TheTouchofStone.com Jcardinahl@aol.com KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Jcardinahl@aol.com www.roeannewhite.com www.roeannewhite.com JJcardinahl Padaro Lane 9 on Instagram

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roeannewhite.com 805-570-2011 August

Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

Jessika Cardinahl

www.JCardinahlPrints.com JJcardinahl on Instagram Jcardinahl@aol.com

Rebecca Marder Illuminations Gallery La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts La Cumbre PLaza

July 2, 2021


Art Events | Eventos de arte

Appreciate and support local artists and artisans as the Santa Barbara Arts & Craft Show hosts a special Independence Day Weekend Show from 10am-7pm on Saturday, July 3rd. A beloved tradition, the Arts & Craft Show features approximately 200 artists from across the county along 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard each weekend. For more information, visit https://tinyurl. com/8ks68b5n. Aprecia y apoya a los artistas y artesanos locales, ya que el Santa Barbara Arts & Craft Show presenta una exposición de fin de semana del Día de la Independencia de 10am a 7pm el sábado, 3 de julio. Una tradición querida, el Arts & Craft Show presenta aproximadamente 200 artistas de todo el condado a lo largo de 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard cada fin de semana. Para obtener más información, visita https://tinyurl.com/8ks68b5n.

Through Sun., July 18

10 WEST GALLERY 10 W. Anapamu St. Thurs. - Sun., 11am - 5pm

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND SHOW • Meet and view the works of local artists and artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, SB • https://tinyurl.com/8ks68b5n • 10am-7pm Sa, 7/3.

¡LA EXHIBICIÓN DE ARTES Y MANUALIDADES DE SB! • 10am hasta las 6pm los domingos y algunos sábados festivos desde Stearns Wharf y hacia el este a lo largo de Cabrillo Blvd. • (805) 897-2519 • https://tinyurl.com/4vt6j5ex

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: EXPOSICIÓN DE FIN DE SEMANA DEL DÍA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA • Conoce y ve las obras de artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, SB • https://tinyurl.com/8ks68b5n • 10am-7pm sábado, 7/3.

ART MEETS SCIENCE ONLINE WORKSHOP • Learn about butterflies and create wax resist watercolor art • SB Museum of Natural History • $20-30 • https://tinyurl.com/jz7k9nsd • 11am Sa, 7/10.

ARTS & CRAFT FAIRE • Works from local artists • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center courtyard, Carpinteria • https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/marketplace • 10am-4pm Sa, 7/3. FERIA DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS • Ve y compra obras de artistas locales • Patio del Centro de Artes Lynda Fairly Carpinteria, Carpinteria • https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/marketplace • 10am4pm sábado, 7/3. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW! • 10am to 6pm on Sundays and some holiday Saturdays from Stearns Wharf and east along Cabrillo Blvd. • (805) 897-2519 • https://tinyurl.com/4vt6j5ex SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: John Comer: This Sacred Land ~ Sep 1 • 1321 State St • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 12-5; Sun 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: The New Cannibals: Works by 8 Mixed Media Artists • Jul 3-Sep 1 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722

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TALLER EN LÍNEA: EL ARTE SE ENCUENTRA CON LA CIENCIA • Aprenda sobre las mariposas y crea arte de acuarela resistente a la cera • SB Museum of Natural History • $20-30 • https://tinyurl.com/jz7k9nsd • 11am sábado, 7/10. SUMMER SPARK SERIES • Virtual stamp-making workshop for teens • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/ez27jpw2 • 3-4:30pm Sa, 7/10. SERIE DE VERANO SPARK • Taller virtual de fabricación de sellos para adolescentes • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/ez27jpw2 • 3-4:30pm sábado, 7/10.

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM • www.slingshotart.org • 805-770-3878.

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Project Fiesta! Queen on the Hill, Edward Borein, Henry Ford Chapman • The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org

SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: Contemporary & Vintage Art • 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322 • www.solvangantiques.com

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Heritage, Craft & Evolution: Surfboard Design 1885 - 1959 ~ Oct 30 • Love Letters to the Sea, History of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thurs-Sun 10-5 • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404 SB MUSEUM OF ART: Small-Format American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Museum and THE SEA CENTER are now open Wed-Sun 10-5, RSVP required • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711 SANTA BARBARA VISUAL ARTISTS: Summer Virtual Exhibition ~ Aug 10 • www.sbvisualartists.com SILO 118: www.silo118.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Organic ~ Aug 23; Robin Gowen: Sight Lines ~ Jul 26; Summer Salon ~ Jul 26 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Thur-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com UCSB LIBRARY: Immeasurable Loss ~ online • www.library.ucsb.edu VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524 VITA ART CENTER: John Nava - David Kassan: Elegies; Frank Masserella ~ Aug 14 • 28 West Main St, Ventura •

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA and National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

MARCIA BURT T Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

WILDLING MUSEUM: Bio/Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature ~ Sept 5; Art From the Trail ~ Oct 3 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Towards a 21st Century Abstraction ~ Jul 8-Aug 14 • 805-5656162 • www.westmont.edu/museum

Towards a 21st Century Abstraction to open at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art


xplore the diverse expressions and meanings of abstract art at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art when Towards a 21st Century Abstraction, opens July 8th through August 14th. The show inspires viewers to consider the future of abstract art and ask questions such as: Is abstraction dead? Is it die-able? Does abstract art need to be defended at this point, or simply re-averred? And in either case, by Maroon Garden by Connie Connally whom? “Abstraction is likely the most challenging and often difficult style of art for museum visitors to understand,” noted Judy Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor of art history and museum director. “The eight artists in this exhibition range from creators of geometric abstraction to makers of compositions that incorporate signs and symbols; some work with collage while others work in a painterly drawing style.” Curated by art historian and cultural critic Peter Frank, the exhibition features painters from around the country who are pushing abstract art into new territories: David Bailin, Connie Connally, Brad Ellis, Jeri Ledbetter, Katherine Chang Liu, Sammy Peters, Doug Trump, and Wosene Worke Kosrof. Connally is from Santa Barbara, and Chang Liu lives and works in Westlake Village. “These two artists from our region of Southern California are making art that has achieved a national reputation,” Larson added. “This group formed in reaction not to other art forms but to the art world itself,” Frank shared. “This is their attempt to re-valorize the ineffable in art…as abstraction is nothing if not the manifestation of the ineffable.” Artists and visitors are welcome Monday through Friday between 10am to 4pm. Before coming to campus, guests must fill out a health questionnaire found at westmont.edu/visitor-information.

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