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Peace

Joffrey Ballet Mar 9 & 10 The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will honor and celebrate Sadako

José Andrés Mar 14

Joyce DiDonato Feb 27

Yo-Yo Ma Apr 27

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2020 Fiesta El Desfile Histórico Reimagined as a Car Parade! Fiesta Parade 10 West opens new summer exhibition

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Bryan Stevenson Apr 30

Ann Patchett Mar 7

Wynton Marsalis Feb 3

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The annual Fiesta Parade will be held with cars this year.

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25 a neighborhood near you! Get Fiesta is coming to Poetry Author In This dressed inIssue your Fiesta fiPeople nest and come out to greet Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7, 23, 31 *The Ticket:car A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . as . 8-10 it rolls by! Please be safe, stay the parade Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hospice: Coping withand COVID-19. .wear . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 a face mask! distant, Richard Jarrette: Poetric Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Priscilla - Fiesta through time & place. . . . 24, 34, 35 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 - 2 9 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additonal stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Edward Goldman: Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 *COVID-19 information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * 38-39

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NAPF to Host 26th Sadako Peace Day Honoring Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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T IS OFTEN NOTED THAT THE ONLY WAY TO IMPROVE OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE is to examine the mistakes of our past. This is precisely the message that drives the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s (NAPF) 26th annual Sadako Peace Day event. Hosted on August 6th, the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, their virtual event will offer an hour for reflection, learning, and remembrance of the innocent lives lost 75 years ago. “Sadako Peace Day is a way to raise awareness about the horrors of the past in a way that isn’t about politics,” said Sandy Jones, the Director of Communications for NAPF. “There’s a beauty and innocence to Sadako’s story that everyone can appreciate, no matter their political leanings. And that is of great value in the world we find ourselves living in today.” Based out of Santa Barbara, the NAPF is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission of creating

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peace through education. They focus predominantly on technological and social issues such as nuclear weapons, racism, and trauma. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Sadako Peace Day will be hosted virtually from 6 to 7pm, Pacific Time, on the NAPF Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/wagingpeace. Sadako Peace Day earns its name from Sadako Sasaki, a child who died from radiation-induced leukemia ten years after the 1945 Hiroshima bombing. While receiving treatment, Sadako made over a thousand paper cranes in accordance with the Japanese legend that folding 1,000 cranes will grant an individual’s wish. Today, paper cranes are considered a symbol of peace. Traditionally, NAPF hosts the event in the Sadako Peace Garden at La Casa de María in Montecito. This year, the Sadako Peace Day event will call for the worldwide elimination of weapons of mass destruction, in addition to honoring those lost in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and other wars. “It's always been a time to remember the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all innocent victims of war,” Jones elaborated. “We also come together to remember the past so that these atrocities will never again be repeated in the future. There’s a great feeling of coming together - of community - in gathering, we share in the tragedy of war and the sharing brings hope.” The online event will feature a mixture of spoken word and music. Toshiharu Kano, whose mother was pregnant with him during the Hiroshima bombing, will speak about his life experiences as the attack’s youngest survivor. Following this will be a series of poetry readings, including performances by Poet Laureate Emerita of Santa Barbara Sojourner Kincaid

Rolle, NAPF co-founder David Krieger, and Chair of NAPF’s Poetry Committee Perie Longo. Music will be provided by singer-songwriter Hal Maynard, and shakuhachi player Bob Nyosui Sedivy. "An essential part of building a peaceful future is reflecting on, and learning from, the past,” said Rick Wayman, the CEO of NAPF. “Nuclear weapon treaties can be created, and they can be torn up. But one thing that remains tragically constant is the extraordinary humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. As the survivors of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki get older, we have fewer and fewer chances to hear first-hand their stories of resilience.” The NAPF encourages those interested in participating in additional remembrance events to attend the August 5th virtual event “Hiroshima Nagasaki 75,” hosted on www.worldpeace.org from 3 to 5pm, Pacific Time. Hosted by May Peace Prevail on Earth International, this event will feature Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors, as well as speakers who survived the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters. And on August 9th, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, a film titled The Vow from Hiroshima, will have its own free, 24 hour screening. It will feature Setsuko Thurlow, a member of the NAPF Advisory Council member and Hiroshima survivor. Those interested in streaming the film can learn more by visiting its Facebook event page. 00

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Community News Montecito Firefighters Charitable Foundation Donates AED Machines to Carpinteria Girls Inc.

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HE MONTECITO FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION has donated medical response equipment to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria in an effort to ensure they have the necessary tools to keep the children in their care safe. The donation consists of two Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines, alarmed wall-mounted boxes to protect the machines, two pediatric defibrillation pads, and two Curaplex Red Response and Stop the Bleed kits. Created in 2006, the MCFC provides resources to victims of local disasters and those in need of resources after emergency hardships. While their range does include the larger community, their predominant focus is offering aid to firefighters, burn victims, and their families. The AED machines they donated to Girls Inc. are intended to help individuals faced with sudden cardiac arrest. The FDA has stated that acting with an AED machine and CPR in the initial moments after a person collapses with sudden cardiac arrest will help save their life. By having access to this equipment, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is better suited to address medical emergencies that may arise at their location. “We are grateful to the Montecito Firefighters Charitable Foundation for outfitting our campus with these two machines and additional equipment that can be utilized as a lifesaving resource for our community,” said Jamie Collins, Executive Director of Girls Inc. Carpinteria. More than 1,100 children aged four to 18 are served by Girls Inc. of Carpinteria each year. More information on its active programs can be accessed at www.girlsinc-carp.org.

Organic Soup Kitchen: Introduces New Helpline for Clients During COVID-19 Crisis

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N RESPONSE TO THE UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS FACING OUR COMMUNITY, Organic Soup Kitchen has launched a free call-in Helpline for all of its clients. The Helpline is part of Organic Soup Kitchen’s commitment to support the health and wellbeing of the more than 600 low-income seniors, cancer patients, and those with chronic illness they deliver SoupMeals to each week. The Helpline will provide a friendly, supportive staff member and be a resource to this vulnerable population of Santa Barbara County residents who are isolated at home for fear of contracting the virus. “Handing food out to the masses is not what we do. Our clients are not statistics who receive a brown paper bag lunch,” shared Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer of Organic Soup Kitchen. “We develop a relationship with our clients starting with the intake form we require.” Prior to the pandemic, Organic Soup Kitchen volunteer drivers checked-in face to face with each client as they delivered soup. Since they are no longer able to do that safely, the Helpline offers an alternative opportunity to break the cycle of isolation and provide additional support. “Our SoupMeal orders have tripled since the pandemic started and 95 percent of our clients are struggling with serious medical and financial challenges. We want to provide extra emotional support during this time of extreme fear and stress,” Slaby added. The Helpline will operate as a two-way resource and be available for any client to call in for specific support or simply to talk. In addition, Organic Soup Kitchen staff will make weekly calls to each client to assess their emotional and physical health and wellbeing. All of this information will be entered into their personal chart to help staff better meet each client’s specific nutritional needs. If a client requests specific support outside of what Organic Soup Kitchen offers, staff can refer them to the appropriate service.

Since 2009, Organic Soup Kitchen has been the only organization in Santa Barbara County delivering nutrient dense SoupMeals to the community’s most vulnerable residents. We work with leading cancer specialists to formulate recipes that strengthen the immune system, increase energy and promote healing. We hand select organic produce, healthy fats and oils and non-irradiated spices to create our proprietary soup base of essential vitamins and minerals. Each serving is a medicinal quality, balanced meal containing more than five different vegetables, whole grains and a full spectrum of plant-based nutrients. Our small batch SoupMeals are made weekly, hermetically sealed for 100% safety and hand-delivered throughout Santa Barbara County. www.organicsoupkitchen.org

Habitat for Humanity Announces Closing of ReStore

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FTER EIGHT YEARS OF OPERATION, ReStore will be closing its doors next month. Overseen by Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County, ReStore’s closure follows the non-profit’s decision to prioritize offering resources for affordable and safe housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Located in Goleta, ReStore has provided countless families with the opportunity to shop for highly-discounted furniture, household appliances, and more. The revenue gained from these sales in turn supported Habitat Santa Barbara, whose mission is to provide locals with housing assistance. In the recent months of quarantine, individuals have largely been asking the non-profit for aid with improving their homes more than anything else. Simultaneously, the economic hardships brought by the pandemic resulted in the realization that keeping ReStore open would be an unsustainable way to support Habitat Santa Barbara’s main goals. “Closing the ReStore has been a difficult decision, but it will allow us to provide a deeper focus on our mission delivery,” reads Habitat Santa Barbara’s official statement. “We do this by building new homes and selling them at an affordable mortgage, as well as repairing homes to aid individuals with health and safety, allowing people to stay in their homes longer.” Since 2000, Habitat Santa Barbara has offered aid in rebuilding 150 homes, and constructing 22 new homes. According to CEO Jessica Wishan, the non-profit’s ongoing goals are giving community members resources to navigate the pandemic. “Since March, when the pandemic impacted our county, we have been dedicated to providing a community-centric approach to our mission, while staying safe,” said Wishan. “This has included support and mentorship to our existing homeowners with the leadership of volunteers; offering a financial literacy webinar with respect to changes in the current economic climate... Importantly, our home repair program recently reactivated with new safety parameters, and all along, we continue to accept and review applications for our home repair program and continue to plan and assess possibilities for future new construction projects.” Currently, ReStore is closed to the public. Its final sale will take place August 6th through 16th, from 9am to 4pm each day, and all participants will be required to wear face masks and gloves. All funds raised will support Habitat Santa Barbara.

SDRI Recognizes Dr. Robert Nagy as Trustee Emeritus

Dr. Robert Nagy

The Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) named psychiatrist Dr. Robert Nagy as a Trustee Emeritus last month. Nagy became a SDRI Board member in 2009, ultimately serving as its President. He was named a Trustee Emeritus by current Board President Dr. Alex DePaoli due to his dedication to SDRI over the course of the past eleven years. Nagy is an alumnus of University of Southern California School of Medicine, and currently practices in Santa Barbara. As an active Trustee Emeritus, Nagy will be able to attend future SDRI Board meetings. www.sansum.org

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Susan Cass Named New Executive Director for Storyteller Children’s Center Susan Cass will assume the position of Executive Director for Storyteller Children’s Center next month. With two locations in Santa Barbara, Storyteller Children’s Center offers therapeutic school programs for financially challenged and homeless families, ensuring their pre-kindergarten children receive education and care. A Santa Barbara local, Cass received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art teaching credential at University of Texas, Austin. Since then, she has taught in Portland, Oregon, and acted as the Executive Director of Santa Barbara’s Braille Institute. At the Storyteller’s Children Center, Cass’ will manage operations at both Santa Barbara locations, and oversee the growth and expansion of the center’s existing resources, including offering families meals, medical aid, and trauma and therapeutic services. www.storytellercenter.org

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Community News

A Distinct Honor

Black studies scholar Sharon Tettegah is named a fellow of the IAspire Leadership Academy By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current

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HARON TETTEGAH HAS BEEN NAMED A FELLOW OF THE IASPIRE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, a program aimed at helping science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities. Director of the campus’s Center for Black Studies Research and a professor in the Department of Black Studies, Tettegah joins a distinguished group of faculty and staff members at universities across the country to be so honored. She is among the second cohort of IAspire fellows. “I am very excited about being chosen as an IAspire Leadership Sharon Tettegah Fellow,” said Tettegah. “Having the ability to provide opportunities and institutional transformation at the local and national level, using an interdisciplinary approach to STEM, is important in leveraging environmental and social justice.” Tettegah’s extensive experience in STEM and her work on behalf of underrepresented students over the course of her career makes her an ideal choice as an IAspire fellow, said Christopher McCauley, professor and chair in the Department of Black Studies. “The Department of Black Studies takes great pride in the NSF’s naming of Professor Sharon Tettegah as a fellow of its IAspire Leadership Academy,” he said. “The nomination is a tribute to Professor Tettegah’s career-long commitment to making the academy more representative of the various populations of the United States and to making it more accessible to those communities that have been historically excluded from it. “As a fellow of IAspire Leadership Academy,” McCauley added, “Professor Tettegah will put UCSB into further dialogue with the scholars, institutions, and strategies from around the country and the world that seek to tackle some of the most pressing

educational issues of our time.” An affiliate of the University’s Center for Responsible Machine Learning and the Center for Information, Technology and Society, Tettegah brings deep experience and insight to the IAspire cohort. Before joining UCSB, Tettegah was an associate dean for research and sponsored programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was the program chair of Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching and Agency in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign. She also held an appointment in cognitive neuroscience in bio-intelligence at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. In addition, she was a research scientist and affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Her research centers on the intersection of STEM learning, Emotions, Equity and Social justice. She was also a program director from 2010 to 2012 at the National Science Foundation, where she managed multiple programs. She is the series editor for emotions and technology with academic publisher Elsevier. “I believe that for underrepresented groups to bring about change in STEM, our voices must be heard,” Tettegah said. “How can our voices be heard if we are not in the conversation? Innovation occurs when diverse perspectives are involved. Currently people of color, particularly Black people, are not at the table in many STEM fields. Our epistemologies have historically been invalidated. It is time to include and validate our voices across STEM fields; particularly engineering, physics, and materials science.” The IAspire Leadership Academy is part of the Aspire Alliance (formally known as the National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty). The National Science Foundationbacked alliance is working across postsecondary institutions to develop more inclusive institutional cultures supporting the access and success of all undergraduate STEM students, especially those from underrepresented groups. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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PSHH Hires Angela Heyward and Veronica Zimmerman as New Developers

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HE NON-PROFIT PEOPLES’ SELF-HELP HOUSING (PSHH) has announced their hiring of Angela Heward and Veronica Zimmerman as new developers with their MultiFamily Housing Development department. With locations in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties, PSHH builds and manages affordable housing for families, veterans, differently-abled individuals, and former homeless members of our communities. Angela Heyward will assume the position of Deputy Director of Multi-Family Housing Development. This department within PSHH manages and works toward gaining new rental housing opportunities. Heyward has her MBA with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Southern California, and has more than 17 years’ experience working in the fields of real estate and finance management. She has also worked as the Interim Assistant Director for the Office of the Treasurer with the City and Council of San Francisco. Her previous non-profit experience includes acting as the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Director of Asset Management.

Veronica Zimmerman has been hired as the Director of Business Development for the Multi-Family Housing Development department. In this title, Zimmerman will work toward acquiring new projects that will expand rental housing in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties. She will also act as a policy adviser, and communicate with stakeholders on behalf of PSHH. Zimmerman has more than 15 years of experience in community development and managing neighborhood improvement and affordable housing projects. Her main focuses have been promoting sustainable design practices and project management. Veronica Zimmerman

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SPJ Awards KCLU Journalist Lance Orozco

Lance Orozco

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has honored KCLU 88.3 FM journalist Lance Orozco with the 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Radio Breaking News Reporting in small-market stations. Orozco received the award for his coverage of the Easy and Maria brush fires in Ventura County. This is his sixth national award, including his recent receival of the Best Spot News Coverage and Best Weather Reporting Awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA) in May. Orozco has worked with KCLU as its News Director since 2001.

Showers of Blessing Hires John Tamiazzo as New Executive Director

SBC Immigrant Legal Defense Center Hires First Full-Time Staff Attorney

Maria Vega was hired as Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center’s first full-time Staff Attorney last month. Raised in California, Vega received her B.A. in Politics and Latin American/ Latino Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz. She then attended University of Idaho College of Law, and served with the Northwest Justice Project and the Colectiva Legal del Pueblo. Inspired to work with immigration law by her experiences being Maria Vega raised by parents who were immigrants, Vega will work with the SBC Immigrant Legal Defense Center to protect members of our community threatened with deportation. www.sbimmigrantdefense.org

Angela Heyward

John Tamiazzo

Showers of Blessing has announced that John Tamiazzo will be its next Executive Director. Founded five years ago, Showers of Blessing provides homeless individuals in Santa Barbara with the opportunity to shower, obtain new hygiene items, and be put in contact with additional local resources. As Executive Director, Tamiazzo looks forward to ensuring Showers of Blessing will continue serving the Santa Barbara homeless community, especially during the current pandemic. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, Tamiazzo wrote as a health and wellness columnist with the Sedona Red Rock News. His past experiences as an Executive Director include working with the Brain Injury Support Group in Ventura County and Jodi House Brain Injury Center in Santa Barbara. www.showersofblessingiv.org

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Studio Sundays are back via Zoom

On Sunday, August 9th from 10 to 11am, visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this virtual workshop, led by SBMA Teaching Artists via Zoom. All projects are inspired by works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. All materials needed for this event are listed at https://tinyurl.com/y4baw9a4. Registration is limited to 24 participants for each event:

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Linda Purl performs Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking

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CEC Webinar: Solarize SB– Residential Solar & Battery Storage 101

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Studio Sundays return via Zoom. On Sunday, August 9th from 10 to 11am, visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this virtual workshop, led by SBMA Teaching Artists. To register and for a list of materials that will be needed visit https://tinyurl.com/yxjpwnwd Los domingos de estudio del Museo de Arte de Santa Bárbara regresan a través de Zoom. El domingo, 9 de agosto de 10 a 11am, los visitantes de todas las edades pueden participar en este taller virtual, dirigido por Artistas de Enseñanza del Museo. Para registrarte y obtener una lista de los materiales que serán necesarios, visita https://tinyurl.com/yxjpwnwd

On Thursday, August 6th from 12 to 1pm, the free webinar will cover the basics of solar and battery storage, including incentives, tax credits, and logistics, as well as how Solarize makes the process easier and more affordable with discounted prices, vetted installers, and highquality equipment. Guest speaker Katie Davis, Chair of the Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter; CEC staff; and solar installers will be available to answer questions. To watch visit https://tinyurl.com/yxpxkp82

AWC: Books For Breakfast

“Words matter.” That tagline could be a mantra for AWC-SB members. It also appears in Non Violent Communication, the August selection for AWCSB’s Books for Breakfast event. This book by Marshall Rosenberg will help readers “find common ground with anyone, anywhere, at any time, both personally and professionally.” Ideas in the book will be discussed via Zoom at 8am on Wednesday, August 5th. Email news@awcsb.org to get the link to the event.

‘And She Could Be Next’

The two-part documentary series And She Could Be Next, directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, tells the powerful story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming politics from the ground up. On Thursday, July 30th, Lee and Safinia joined UC Santa Barbara film and media studies lecturer Wendy Eley Jackson for a Zoom discussion. The two episodes of And She Could Be Next can be streamed free until August 31 at www.andshecouldbenext.com

Sadako Peace Day

This year, the 26th Annual Sadako Peace Day will be live streamed on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Facebook page on Thursday, August 6th, from 6 to 7pm. The event remembers the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all innocent victims of war with poetry, live music, and reflection. The event is free and all are welcome. Read more on page 4 or visit

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Free Covid-19 Town Hall

When it comes to COVID-19, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Social Epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller will answer your COVID-19 questions August 6th from 5:30 to 6:30pm, during a free Zoom Town Hall hosted by the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara. Participants will not appear on screen, but will be able to submit questions via the chat function. Questions can be emailed to christina@ussb.org. Join the meeting: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/99354155022

Barbara Greenleaf Virtual Book Launch Party

Santa Barbara local Barbara Greenleaf will celebrate the release of her new book Parents of Adult

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In alignment with the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association’s free online semiar, Honoring Indigenous Resilience on Sunday, August 9th at 10am, brings together a global panel of environmentalists, clinicians, scholars, and indigenous leaders. Register at https://bit.ly/31VNgSv En alineación con el Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Mundo, el seminario en línea gratuito de la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del Instituto de Posgrado de Pacifica, Honrando la Resistencia Indígena del domingo, 9 de agosto a las 10am, reúne a un panel global de ambientalistas, médicos, académicos y líderes indígenas. Regístrate en https://bit.ly/31VNgSv

Children: You Are Not Alone during a virtual book launch party on Thursday, August 6th, 11am Pacific Time. In Parents of Adult Children, Greenleaf has compiled her mostread posts in which professionals, parents, and panelists weigh in on the thorny issues of today’s adult family. The book is available on Amazon and in Santa Barbara at Chaucer’s and Tecolote. Register for the Zoom event at

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

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

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Honoring Indigenous Resilience

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association will present Honoring Indigenous Resilience on Sunday, August 9th at 10am, bringing together a global panel of environmentalists, clinicians, scholars, and indigenous leaders. The goal of this free online seminar, led by Dr. Nadia Thalji, is to be an advocacy forum for the voices of indigenous peoples globally, as well as to inspire us to include them in our conversations. Register at:

Summer 2020 Movies:

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

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De La Guerra Plaza Project

The De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Advisory Committee will meet Friday, July 31st from 10 to 11:30am via GoToWebinar to discuss and review an initial draft concept drawing. Register to attend the meeting at

https://tinyurl.com/y2bs69rt Webinar ID: 398-913-955

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

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

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Seminario web WEVWorks - Reimaginando el comercio minorista en la era de Covid-19

El miércoles, 5 de agosto a las 9am, este seminario web cubrirá una amplia gama de temas que tu, como propietario de un negocio, debes conocer para que tu negocio minorista tenga éxito en estos tiempos sin precedentes. Organizado por WEV y presentado por Dan Jablons, Consultor minorista de Retail Smart Guys. Regístrate en: https://tinyurl.com/y54w6aqt

Los domingos de estudio regresan a través de Zoom

El domingo, 9 de agosto de 10 a 11am, los visitantes de todas las edades pueden participar en este taller virtual, dirigido por Artistas de Enseñanza del Museo de arte de SB a través de Zoom. Todos los proyectos están inspirados en obras de arte en la colección permanente del museo o en exposiciones especiales. Todos los materiales necesarios para este evento están listados en https://tinyurl.com/y4baw9a4. La inscripción está limitada a 24 participantes para cada evento:

Linda Purl interpreta El año del https://tinyurl.com/yxjpwnwd pensamiento mágico de Joan Didion Seminario web de CEC: Solarize Hasta el 2 de agosto, Purl SB– Almacenamiento residencial de presenta una nueva versión de transmisión de The Year of Magical baterías y energía solar 101 Thinking (El año del pensamiento mágico) para recaudar fondos para The Actors Fund, que ha distribuido más de $14 millones en asistencia financiera de emergencia a casi 12,000 personas en la industria del teatro. Estos fondos están ayudando a los artistas a cubrir los gastos básicos de subsistencia. Donación mínima de $20. Para ver visita https://tinyurl.com/y46ybjzl

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

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Ongoing Opportunities MUSEUMS & THE ARTS

SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back often as new content will be added. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home Virtual Summer Camps will continue through the summer for children ages four to 12. Remaining dates include August 3 to 7, and August 10 to 14. To register visit: https://camps.sbnature.org Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering step-by-step instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the Museum’s collection; as well as lectures, musical performances, and Exhibition Extras from their Video Library. www.sbma.net UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content, clips from the A&L

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El jueves, 6 de agosto, de 12 a 1pm, el seminario web gratuito cubrirá los conceptos básicos del almacenamiento de energía solar y baterías, incluyendo incentivos, créditos fiscales y logística, además de cómo Solarize hace que el proceso sea más fácil y asequible con precios reducidos, instaladores investigados y equipos de alta calidad. La oradora invitada Katie Davis, Presidenta del Capítulo Sierra Club Los Padres; Personal de la CEC; y los instaladores solares estarán disponibles para responder preguntas. Para ver, visita https://tinyurl.com/yxpxkp82

AWC: Libros para el desayuno

“Las palabras importan.” Ese lema podría ser un mantra para los miembros de AWC-SB. También aparece en Non Violent

archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online. The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: Throughout the duration of the center’s closure, the Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and

Communication (Comunicación no violenta), la selección de agosto para el evento Libros para el desayuno de AWC-SB. Este libro de Marshall Rosenberg ayudará a los lectores a “encontrar puntos en común con cualquier persona, en cualquier lugar, en cualquier momento, tanto personal como profesionalmente.” Las ideas en el libro serán discutidas a través de Zoom a las 8am del miércoles, 5 de agosto. Envía un correo electrónico a news@awcsb.org para obtener el enlace para el evento.

“Y ella podría ser la siguiente”

La serie documental de dos partes And She Could Be Next (Y ella podría ser la siguiente), dirigida por Grace Lee y Marjan Safinia, cuenta la poderosa historia de un movimiento desafiante de mujeres de color que están transformando la política desde cero. El jueves, 30 de julio, Lee y Safinia se unieron a la profesora de cine y estudios de medios de UC Santa Bárbara Wendy Eley Jackson para una discusión de Zoom. Los dos episodios de And She Could Be Next se pueden transmitir gratis hasta el 31 de agosto en www.andshecouldbenext.com

Día de la paz de Sadako

Este año, el 26o Día Anual de la Paz de Sadako se transmitirá en vivo en la página de Facebook de la Nuclear Age Peace Foundation el jueves, 6 de agosto, de 6 a 7pm. El evento recuerda el 75 aniversario de los bombardeos atómicos estadounidenses de Hiroshima y Nagasaki, y todas las víctimas inocentes de la guerra con poesía, música en vivo y reflexión. El evento es gratuito y todos son bienvenidos. Lee más en la página 25 o visita

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

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Ojai Film Festival Online Film Series: Festival Highlights are available for viewing on the festival’s website until July 31st. https://tinyurl.com/ya4dqjeq PCPA Plays On!: Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! PCPA will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/

Reunión gratuita de COVID-19

Cuando se trata de COVID-19, hay mucha información errónea por ahí. La epidemióloga social Dra. Rebecca Fielding-Miller responderá tus preguntas de COVID-19 el 6 de agosto de 5:30 a 6:30pm, durante una reunión en Zoom gratuita organizada por la Sociedad Unitaria de Santa Bárbara. Los participantes no aparecerán en la pantalla, pero podrán enviar preguntas a través de la función de chat. Las preguntas pueden enviarse por correo electrónico a christina@ussb.org. Únete a la reunión: https://uuma.zoom.us/ j/99354155022

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Fiesta de lanzamiento del libro virtual de Barbara Greenleaf

Barbara Greenleaf, local de Santa Bárbara, celebrará el lanzamiento de su nuevo libro Parents of Adult Children: You Are Not Alone (Padres de hijos adultos: no estás solo) durante una fiesta virtual de lanzamiento del libro el jueves, 6 de agosto a las 11am, hora del Pacífico. En Padres de hijos adultos, Greenleaf ha compilado sus publicaciones más leídas en las que profesionales, padres, y panelistas analizan los temas espinosos de la familia adulta de hoy. El libro está disponible en Amazon y en Santa Bárbara en Chaucer’s y Tecolote. Regístrate para el evento Zoom en https://bit.ly/2ZWNd6j

Honrando la resiliencia indígena

La Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del Instituto de Posgrado de Pacifica presentará Honrando la Resiliencia Indígena el domingo, 9 de agosto a las 10am, reuniendo a un panel global de ambientalistas, médicos, académicos y líderes indígenas. El objetivo de este seminario gratuito en línea, dirigido por la Dra. Nadia Thalji, es ser un

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

MUSIC Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!: 60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live: https://tinyurl.com/yb2llz43 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org

OUTDOORS Solvang Food Tours Open: Looking to getaway for the day or a weekend? Eat This Shoot That invites you to enjoy a three hour outdoor food tour and stroll through iconic Solvang. They have contactless food tastings served in

Santa Barbara local Barbara Greenleaf will celebrate the release of her new book Parents of Adult Children: You Are Not Alone during a virtual book launch party on Thursday, August 6th, 11am Pacific Time. Register for the Zoom event at https://bit.ly/2ZWNd6j Barbara Greenleaf, local de Santa Bárbara, celebrará el lanzamiento de su nuevo libro Parents of Adult Children: You Are Not Alone (Padres de hijos adultos: no estás solo) durante una fiesta virtual de lanzamiento del libro el jueves, 6 de agosto a las 11am, hora del Pacífico. Regístrate para el evento Zoom en https://bit.ly/2ZWNd6j

foro de defensa de las voces de los pueblos indígenas en todo el mundo, así como inspirarnos a incluirlos en nuestras conversaciones. Regístrate en: https://bit.ly/31VNgSv

Proyecto Plaza De La Guerra

El Comité Asesor de Revitalización de la Plaza De La Guerra se reunirá el viernes, 31 de julio de 10 a 11:30am a través de GoToWebinar para discutir y revisar un borrador inicial del dibujo conceptual. Regístrate para asistir a la reunión en

https://tinyurl.com/y2bs69rt Webinar ID: 398-913-955

to-go style containers, social distancing with limited group sizes, and everyone is sporting a face mask. Use code FOODIENL10 to get ten percent off all in-person food tour tickets. To buy tickets ($109/$99) visit https://tinyurl.com/yxbttas5 The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the first and third weekends of the month from 10am to 4pm and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open to the general public from Friday to Tuesday, 10am to 5pm, and to members only from 9am to 10am. No reservations are required, but visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events

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SBIFF Family Film Fun – Mary Poppins: Time to take a stroll down Cherry Tree Lane in this week’s Family Fun Film, Mary Poppins. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y4jnzqly 2020 Asian American Film Series: From Home: Each Friday this month, a film will be shared for you to stream in the comfort of your

own home. This week’s recommendation is Meditation Park. To watch it on AppleTV visit https://tinyurl.com/y3pz7eb2

be at the Village Properties’ parking lot and outdoor area, at their downtown location. Order at www.TeddyBearCancerFoundation.org/events

LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process: The Summer Reading Series continues Friday, July 31st, at 7pm with THE CRATCHITS (in America) by James Still, directed by Risa Brainin. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. Enter the virtual lobby, beginning at 6:45pm: https://bit.ly/2O6jXEV The Series will conclude with their final play Elocutia Does Pygmalion by Cheryl L. West, directed by Risa Brainin on Saturday, August 8th at 4pm.

Art Meets Science Online Workshop: Join Geologist Jenna Rolle and artist Hilary George during the SB Museum of Natural History’s online workshop Art Meets Science on Saturday, August 1st from 11am to noon via Zoom. Supplies provided. To register ($15-$25) visit: https://tinyurl.com/y6goynll

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Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays: Old Spanish Days last live-streamed concert will feature Mezcal Martini on Friday, July 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The concert will be streamed for free on the Fiesta website, Facebook, and YouTube pages and archived and broadcasted on TV Santa Barbara, community access channels 17 & 71. www.sbfiesta.org/live-stream

TEDx will present Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association’s Board President Dr. Harry Grammer in a webinar titled Breaking Down Privilege on Wednesday, August 5th, at 4pm. TEDx presentará al Dr. Harry Grammer, Presidente de la Junta de Antiguos Alumnos del Instituto de Posgrado de Pacifica, en un seminario web titulado Rompiendo privilegios el miércoles, 5 de agosto a las 4pm.

Ongoing Opportunities Continued SB Museum of Natural History has opened its outdoor exhibits to the general public by reservation only from Wednesday to Sunday. Guests will have access to wander through hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely in the Butterflies Alive! exhibit and then explore the Backyard and shady wooded areas along Mission Creek. www.sbnature.org Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Reservations will be scheduled with staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. All visitors are required to wear face masks. To reserve a SelfGuided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Birdwatchers have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via Zoom until further notice Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15pm. Each week will focus on a different topic. Join the current meeting by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS Watershed Wednesdays: Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed Wednesdays, a series of live online activities including crafts, talks, tours, and more. Sign up for the Watershed Wednesdays email list at www.bit.ly/CreeksWW. Also follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/SBCreeks Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply

Virtual Magical Costume Gala: Children and teens are invited to dance the afternoon away at the SB Library’s Virtual Costume Gala on Friday, July 31st from 2 to 3pm. Put together your best magical-character themed costume and get ready to play games and celebrate the end of the Week of Magic celebrations. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y4phk5jm The Retreat Webinar: Dreams, Dreaming, and Reverie in Times of Social Crisis webinar will be presented by Marsha Aileen Hewitt, Ph.D. on Friday, July 31st from 12 to 1:30pm via Zoom. To register ($15-$35) visit https:// tinyurl.com/y3xmf9zd Paella Pick-up Event: Help Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation raise funds during their Paella Picnic event on Saturday, August 1st from noon to 3pm. Purchase a Paella Picnic bag by SB Paella Catering and receive paella for four, wine, dessert, and a gift. Pick up location will

engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Cottage’s free online resources page offers fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at https://tinyurl.com/yc6t9uxa To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ffq28m Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Several organizations are hosting webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://santabarbara.score. org/content/take-workshop-35; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: While activities at the Friendship Center are currently on hold, the center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485 Meeting ID: 257-870-485 Facebook Live: https://tinyurl.com/y9yktnm8 AHA! Free Online Workshops: From topics such as Body Image During Corona to Parenting in Place to Couples’ Issues in Extreme

Full Moon Paddle Out: Join the Wilderness Youth Project on a beautiful moonlit kayaking/ paddle boarding (your choice) paddle out in the Santa Barbara Harbor on Monday, August 3rd from 7 to 9pm. All ages are welcome and children 12 and under will share kayaks with parents. To register ($30) visit: www.register.wyp.org/login Rubicon Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Concert Series: Enjoy a 75-minute concert from the safety and comfort of your car in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The series continues with Forever Plaid: The 30th Anniversary Concert from August 3rd to 5th, at 8pm. For tickets ($15 to $99.50) visit www.rubicontheatre.org Checking Your Attitude: On Tuesday, August 4th, from 10 to 11am, AHA! will present a free webinar, Checking Your Attitude. Join Jim Peal, PhD to learn about the Check Your Tude table. Pre-register by August 2nd at: https://tinyurl.com/AHACheckYourTude UCSB Arts & Lectures Free Summer Cinema: UCSB Arts & Lectures’ “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” continues with its Free Summer Cinema on Wednesday, August 5th with Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Conditions, AHA! therapists and coaches are offering free online workshops. Preregistration is required. For a complete schedule and to register visit https://ahasb.org/ Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: As long as the quarantine lasts, Center classes have been moved online. Evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, begin with a guided breathing meditation and culminate with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. The Sunday morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am is a practice class with commentary. Suggested donation for class is $10. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills?

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Mezcal Martini will be the last live-streamed concert to be featured in Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays on Friday, July 31st from 5:30 to 7:30pm. To watch the concert visit www.sbfiesta.org/live-stream Mezcal Martini será el último concierto transmitido en vivo que se presentará los Viernes de Música y Danza de Fiesta el viernes, 31 de julio de 5:30 a 7:30pm. Para ver el concierto visita www.sbfiesta.org/live-stream

Breaking Down Privilege: TEDx will present Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association’s Board President Dr. Harry Grammer in a webinar titled Breaking Down Privilege on Wednesday, August 5th, at 4pm. Grammer was on the TEDxSantaBarbara stage in 2018 and returns to talk about the confluence of COVID-19 and Social Justice. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y5qsdtya Robert Hall Winery’s Virtual Concert Series: Pour a glass of wine and stream Robert Hall At Home live on Facebook (@roberthallwinery) Wednesday, August 5th at 5pm. Artsist TBA. To receive updates on the line-up and to see exclusive interviews with the artists visit https://tinyurl.com/y228t8m9 Peace Literacy Summer Workshops: The second workshop, Leadership Skills for Surviving the 21st Century, begins Sunday, August 9th, from 2 to 6pm with follow up meetings on Thursday evenings, from August 13th to 27th, from 7 to 9:30pm (all times in EDT).

The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications each week about the next event in the webinar series. www.adl.org/webinars Watch archived webinars at https://tinyurl.com/yc6ynu6z

For more info and to register (pay what you can between $150-$350) visit: www.peaceliteracy.org/workshops SB Maritime Museum Virtual Cake Recipe Contest: Email a recipe and a photo of your cake to: efalke@sbmm.org through August 10th. For info visit https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events/ 2020 Virtual Santa Barbara Triathlon: Athletes can register online and must participate in their chosen event within a specified time window which is August 9th to 23rd. Participants can choose when, where, and how they complete each leg. In the pool, on a bike path or trail. After submitting your time, participants will receive a T-shirt, finisher medal, and swim cap, and more in the mail. This year’s event will benefit Sansum Clinic and its front-line workers. Register at www.santabarbaratriathlon.com

talks to address two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism. The online events will be free and broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesdays at 4pm through December 2020. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com Library Sidewalk Service Locations Added at Eastside, Montecito, and Carpinteria locations in addition to Central Library. Days and times for each location vary. Book drops will also be open at each location during Sidewalk Service hours. This contactless pickup service is only available to SBPL cardholders. https://tinyurl.com/y7pkvas7

Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6

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Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It explores the notion of a racial-zoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.” Watch the video https://tinyurl.com/ybncdsct or listen to the podcast https://tinyurl.com/ydgsowpm TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change: TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces 2020-2021 season

Watch for World-Class Performances, Lectures, & More

The season's Live On-Stage events begin February 1st, kicking off with incandescent pianist Yuja Wang alongside French cellist Gautier Capuçon, followed by a night of America's music with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis February 3rd. Additional season highlights include: John Leguizamo, February 23rd, Tony Award-winning Broadway star of Latin History for Morons; 2018 Olivier Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, February 27th; Two nights and two programs of Chicago's acclaimed Joffrey Ballet, March 9th and 10th performing a wide-ranging mixed repertory; a conversation with award-winning chef, restaurateur and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés, March 14th; the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the revered work Revelations, April 13th and 14th; the world premiere of a new A&L-commissioned work by Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines, April 25th; conversation, music, and images with Yo-Yo Ma and Austin Mann, April 27th; and an evening with entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, May 2nd.

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“This is a moment of reckoning. As a nation, we are confronting evidence of inequality that reaches every corner of society, from education, to the criminal justice system, to everyday life. Arts & Lectures has a history of bringing complex issues to the forefront. Now, we are spearheading an in-depth look at systemic racism from every angle, including abolition, underlying conditions, reparations, criminal justice, and more. We hope to inspire an expansive approach to advancing racial equality,” Billeci revealed. The Race to Justice series, a mix of virtual events and live events, includes presentations by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the bestseller How to Be an Antiracist; activist Sister Helen Prejean; social justice advocate and author of Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson; attorney and criminal justice reform advocate Brittany Barnett; and TaNehisi, author of Between the World and Me. More events will be announced. Race to Justice is just one of Arts & Lectures’ extensive Education and Community Outreach programs. From K-12 programs like Arts Adventures to adult learning sessions in A&L's Thematic Learning Initiative and on-campus activities for UCSB students, in-person programs will be augmented with digital content this year. A&L's Viva el Arte program continues also, keeping communities engaged and connected with digital tools to create a more in-depth understanding of the arts and culture, enhancing in-person events as opportunities arise.

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From September though January, Arts & Lectures is sharing hope, ideas, and fun in a series of interactive digital events called House Calls, taking advantage of the unique opportunities for personal connection offered by digital media. Among the artists and authors participating are ukelele master Jake Shimabukuro; Pink Martini's China Forbes and Thomas Lauderdale; comedian Mike Birbiglia; singersongwriter Rhiannon Giddens; singer-songwriter Jason Isbell; Americana rocker Nathaniel Rateliff; and in conversation with Pico Iyer author and podcaster Cheryl Strayed, and novelist Barbara Kingsolver. Details will be announced September 1st. A very special event during the House Calls season will be a "fanless" concert with Santa Barbara favorites the Danish String Quartet on November 12th. From a location in Santa Barbara, the Danes will livestream a concert with interactive features to local audiences. Tickets for this event will go on sale along with House Calls on September 1st.

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OCUSING ON THE WONDER AND CONNECTION OF OUR LOCAL AND WORLD COMMUNITY, UCSB Arts & Lectures held a Season Lauch Party on Crowdcast this week. With her re-assuring prescence, Celesta M. Billeci, Miller McCune Executive Director of Arts & Lectures, helmed the event, sharing, “At Arts & Lectures, we entertain, educate, and inspire... Each of those elements has its own urgency in this moment, and I am confident that what we provide to our community is even more meaningful right now.” While the season's live events are set to begin on February 1st, 2021, kicking off with pianist Yuja Wang alongside the dazzling French cellist Gautier Capuçon, followed by a night of America’s music with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on February 3rd, as important are the events that begin in September that will provide a heartbeat to carry particpants through the year and into the future. Beginning in September, discover House Calls, a series of digital events, that will bring Arts & Lectures into your home. A special “fanless” concert with the Danish String Quartet will be one of the highlights. There will also be a year-long Race to Justice program that meets the moment with live and digital events and participation from multiple UC Santa Barbara and community partners as well as the always robust Education and Community Engagement program serving children, families, and the community with a wide variety of activities online and in-person. “We know that our basic human need to gather together to laugh, learn, and be uplifted means we will gather as soon as we can,” Billeci noted. “It is the role of Arts & Lectures to create opportunities for our community to do just that. We are moving forward with live on-stage performances and lectures six months from now. Keep an eye out for our new House Calls program, where we’ll be gathering online this fall, but please mark your calendars now for Opening Night on February 1st!”

A highlight of Race to Justice will be the re-scheduled talk by Bryan Stevenson American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference in April at the Granada.

New this fall is Race to Justice, a season-long, in-depth look at systemic racism. In collaboration with multiple UC Santa Barbara departments and community partners, this effort engages leading activists, creatives, and thinkers to expand our understanding of racism and how race impacts society and to inspire an expansive approach to advancing racial equality.

Turning to her staff and the myriad folks who make any season, and this one full of quick adaptation possible, Billeci offered gratitude. “Arts & Lectures is not just for the community, but from the community,” she noted. “We couldn't do it without the continued support of our patrons and donors, UCSB students and University administration, our media partners, our supporters of educational outreach, and our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli.”

Live events and series subscriptions are on sale now; the digital series House Calls and the Danish String Quartet's "fanless" concert will go on sale September 1st. A&L is keeping a close eye on developments locally in Santa Barbara and beyond, including updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, and UC Santa Barbara, among others. We are following, and will continue to follow, guidelines. For questions about A&L's 2020-2021 Season, please see our FAQ. Series subscriptions, season brochures, and more info available online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or by calling 805-893-3535.


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Father Larry Gosselin named Grand Marshal of Reimaged 2020 Fiesta Parade

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Larry knows of his kindness, joyfulness and LONG-TIME SUPPORTER AND dedication to serving all people in the Santa FRIEND OF FIESTA, Father Larry Barbara community.” Gosselin, has been named the Father Larry Gosselin, O.F.M. Grand Marshal of the is a Franciscan Priest of the Reimagined 2020 Fiesta Caravan Province of Saint Barbara, he is Parade. The caravan parade will a native of Washington State, but take place on Friday, August a friar of the world. He has been 7th, starting at noon and will serving at the Old Mission of feature classic cars and decorated Santa Barbara since 2013 and has vehicles and will travel through emceed La Fiesta Pequeña, the Santa Barbara and Montecito official opening of Fiesta, on the neighborhoods bringing Fiesta steps of the Old Mission Santa joy as it passes. Barbara for the last nine years. “This is a privileged honor “It is my great hope and that I accept with a very humble sincere aspiration, in being asked heart, but with immense Father Larry Gosselin, to serve as Grand Marshal of the gratitude and appreciation,” O.F.M. Fiesta Parade, that I might be able shared Father Larry. “It’s an to tap into the great inspiration of the late and honor that I never could have imagined that great Fr. Virgil, with all that he brought and I would be given, with all the highest respect, left to this community, and to bring some of esteem, and admiration I have always held for his spirit into our celebration and call of unity the community of Santa Barbara.” for all people,” said Father Larry. Each year since the 1930’s, the El Presidente or La Presidenta of Fiesta chooses Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Inc. is a a Grand Marshal of El Desfile Histórico (the 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation dedicated to honoring and preserving Santa Barbara’s Historic Parade). Continuing this longhistory, spirit, culture, heritage and traditions. standing tradition, El Presidente Erik Davis Putting the health and safety of the commuhas selected Father Larry. nity first, Fiesta 2020 has been reimagined and “I chose Father Larry as the Grand will hold many of its signature events online, on television or in ways that adhere to physical Marshal because of his positive attitude and distancing practices, all while promoting and the way he always strives to unite us in love encouraging community-wide participation. and friendship — something we need now More information about Fiesta 2020 visit more than ever,” enthused El Presidente www.sbfiesta.org Erik Davis. “Anyone who knows Father

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Seda Custom Skincare Products opens in Montecito. Store offers unique SkincareID Skin Analysis as well as personalized skin care blends. A unique skincare business has opened along Coast Village Road in Montecito that provides customers with personalized skin, hair and scalp-care products that are tailored to their individual skin care needs.

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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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HAMELESS BRAGGING IS NORMALLY NOT SUGGESTED as the topic of a dignified column. Nonetheless, just for this week, I’m going to do exactly that! For those of us involved with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Wednesday was a very special day. Twenty years ago, on July 29, 2000, the museum first opened its doors to the public and, until the event of the novel In the beginning... coronavirus, the doors have remained open ever since. The SBMM is nonetheless celebrating its 20th Anniversary with as much fanfare as is possible. The Maritime Museum actually had its beginnings in 1994 when a small group of divers, fishermen, and sailors began meeting at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club to discuss a plan for a museum that would house the rich and diverse maritime history of the Santa Barbara Channel. Rumor has it that the founding directors, Clyde E. Kirkpatrick, Robert B. Kieding, Frederick Rice, Leon A. Fleischer, and John S. Poucher, began penning their vision for a museum on the backs of the Yacht Club’s napkins! The 1994 incorporation charter of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum by the State of California became the initial step. The five original directors, along with several others chosen to head up various committees: John. Cahill, Thomas Fuller, Miriam PolneFuller, and Leslie Leaney began to plan for the acquisition of artifacts. With the help of key donors, most notably Charlie and Nancy Munger, Ed and Helen Wilson, Tamara DiCaprio, and Barry and Jean Schuyler, the museum opened its doors Check out the Cake contest in the harbor’s historic Waterfront Center (aka: the Navel www.sbmm.org/20thanniversary Reserve Center) on July 29th to become an institution that 20 years later Marinalife Magazine would name one of the top ten maritime museums in the United States. As a relative newcomer to Santa Barbara, my involvement with the Maritime Museum began not long after it’s opening. An invitation to lunch at the Yacht Club by Jean Schuyler was my first introduction to the museum community at the harbor. Lunch with Jean, as anyone who has lunched with her knows, always resulted in the desired outcome. Somehow I was magically transformed into a member of the Gala Committee, planning for an event to raise funds for the museum. How this happened so quickly I still haven’t a clue, but I found myself in the company of a bunch of fun-loving women ready to have a good time in support of the Museum. Needless to say, my lunch with Jean Schuyler opened the door to many valued friendships, as well as an opportunity to know more about the harbor and the maritime history of the Santa Barbara Channel. That lunch with Jean was transformational, as I am sure it was for many on her ever evolving luncheon list. Thank you, Jean – I’m still on the ride! Although a grand celebration in the form of an Open House with a birthday cake and fun activities had been planned for Wednesday, July 29th, the new COVID-19 reality intervened. With the museum’s doors shuttered, and no yummy cake with goopy frosting to be available, the SBMM’s Curator and Master Chef extraordinaire, Emily Falke, came up with an alternate plan – a Cake Recipe contest open to us all. From July 29th to August 10th you are invited to submit a recipe and a photo of your cake to Emily at efalke@sbmm.org. Cakes will be judged on culinary creativity and appearance, with bonus points for a maritime theme. The winners will be announced on August 15th and the recipes and photos will appear on the museum’s website and social media. For more information visit www.sbmm.org/20thanniversary. This shameless bragging is my way of expressing how proud and grateful I am to be member of the Maritime Museum’s volunteer community. Despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Museum continues to showcase the diverse maritime history of the Santa Barbara Channel and house displays and exhibitions, plan experiential educational programs, and offer a variety of public events designed to introduce the California maritime story to visitors of all ages. The Museum is also the home of the Point Conception First- Order Fresnel Lighthouse Lens, undeniably the most important piece of maritime history on the Central Coast. I encourage you to join me in this rewarding adventure as a volunteer or by becoming a member of an exceptional community at the heart of the Santa Barbara harbor. Happy Birthday SBMM, with lotsa love!

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

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

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On Being in the Here and Now

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E OFTEN TRAVEL IN THE FAST LANE, but illness, grief, and old age slow us down. It brings us in tune with nature, which is slow to medium. To attune ourselves we need to slow down, be in the here and now. ‘Stop and smell the roses’ has wisdom in it. We cannot be present for ‘what is’ when we travel in the fast lane. COVID-19 has slowed many of us down, which offers an opportunity to connect in new ways. The present moment is the only place we truly are. It’s a matter of tuning our awareness to what is. In his book Island, Aldous Huxley wrote: “Here and now, boys... shouted the bird. ...That’s what you always forget, isn’t it? I mean, you forget to pay attention to what’s happening. And that’s the same as not being here and now.” Two characteristic ways we avoid the here and now are being in the past or future in our minds. Most of us spend much of our day ‘time traveling.’ In grief people live in these space zones, wanting what was in the past, or living in the future waiting for the other shoe to drop. Often, we create horror stories of the future, as though we are fortune tellers. We COVID-19 has slowed can feel the effects many of us down, which of time travel in anxiety or panic. offers an opportunity to It takes practice connect in new ways. to keep awareness The present moment in the here and is the only place we now. We need truly are. It’s a matter of to ‘come to our tuning our awareness to senses’. What we can touch, hear, what is. see, taste, smell — Suzanne Retzinger is one of the best tools to bring us back to the present. Feel your feet on the floor pressing down. Ask, “am I noticing colors or shapes, textures, sounds and smells, pleasant and unpleasant, fully tasting my food, tasting every morsel, sensations of chewing and swallowing?” Throughout the day, pause right in the middle of your life and practice awareness of a sense. Allow its full experience without adding stories, explanations, or judgment. What is your relationship to each sense? Are you averse to what is? Do you want more of certain experiences? Just notice, there is no right or wrong way. It is simply about opening greater awareness, without getting lost in thought. Pause, see, touch, hear, smell, taste. Practice keeping at least 50 percent of your attention in your senses and sensations rather than in thought. Notice what interferes with your being at home in your senses. Notice any tendency to hurry the process or to extend it. Pay attention to thoughts that come up. Do they wander to the past or future? When you’re thinking, be aware of thinking; notice where it goes. The awareness of this, in itself, is the here and now. Pay attention and you’ll find yourselves, gradually or suddenly, becoming aware....And all the time you’re chewing you pay attention to the flavor of the food, to its consistency and temperature, to the pressures on your teeth and the feel of the muscles in your jaws. “Attention to the experience of something given, something you haven’t invented, not the memory of a form of words addressed to somebody in your imagination.” She looked round the table. “Shall we begin?” – Aldous Huxley

IAJAMOS A MENUDO POR LA VÍA RÁPIDA, pero la enfermedad, el duelo y la vejez nos frena. Nos pone en sintonía con la naturaleza, que es lenta a media. Para sintonizarnos necesitamos reducir la velocidad, estar en el aquí y ahora. La frase “detente y huele las rosas” tiene sabiduría. No podemos estar presentes para “lo que es” cuando viajamos en el carril rápido. COVID19 nos ha frenado a muchos de nosotros, lo que ofrece la oportunidad de conectarse de nuevas maneras. El momento presente es el único lugar en el que realmente estamos. Se trata de ajustar nuestra conciencia a lo que es. En su libro Island (Isla), Aldous Huxley escribió: “Aquí y ahora, niños ... gritaba el pájaro. ... Eso es lo que siempre olvidas, ¿que no? Quiero decir, te olvidas de prestar atención a lo que está sucediendo. Y eso es lo mismo que no estar en el aquí y ahora.” Dos formas características de evitar el aquí y el ahora son estar en el pasado o en el futuro en nuestras mentes. La mayoría de nosotros pasamos gran parte de nuestro día “viajando en el tiempo.” En duelo, la gente vive en estas zonas espaciales, queriendo lo que era en el pasado, o viviendo en el futuro esperando que caiga el otro zapato. A menudo, creamos historias de terror del futuro, como si fuéramos adivinos. Podemos sentir los efectos del viaje en el tiempo en ansiedad o pánico. Se necesita práctica para mantener la conciencia en el aquí y ahora. Necesitamos “volver a nuestros sentidos.” Lo que podemos tocar, escuchar, ver, saborear, oler es una de las mejores herramientas para traernos de vuelta al presente. Siente tus pies en el suelo presionando hacia abajo. Pregunta: “¿Estoy notando colores o formas, texturas, sonidos y olores, agradables y desagradables, saboreando por completo mi comida, saboreando cada bocado, sensaciones de masticar y tragar?” Durante el día, pausa en el medio de tu vida y practica la conciencia de un sentido. Permite su experiencia completa sin agregar historias, explicaciones o juicios. ¿Cuál es tu relación con cada sentido? ¿Eres reacio a lo COVID-19 nos ha que es? ¿Quieres más de ciertas frenado a muchos experiencias? Solo ten en cuenta de nosotros, lo que que no hay una forma correcta o ofrece la oportunidad incorrecta. Se trata simplemente de conectarse de de abrir una mayor conciencia, sin perderse en el pensamiento. Pausa, mira, toca, escucha, huele, prueba. nuevas maneras. El Practica mantener al menos el 50 por ciento de momento presente es tu atención en tus sentidos y sensaciones en lugar de el único lugar en el que en tus pensamientos. Observa lo que interfiere con realmente estamos. Se estar en tu casa con tus sentidos. Observa cualquier trata de ajustar nuestra tendencia a apurar el proceso o extenderlo. conciencia a lo que es. Presta atención a los pensamientos que surgen. ¿Vagan por el pasado o el futuro? Cuando estas — Suzanne Retzinger pensando, sé consciente de pensar; observa a dónde va. La conciencia de esto, en sí misma, es el aquí y el ahora. Presta atención y te darás cuenta, gradual o repentinamente, dándote cuenta ... Y todo el tiempo que estas masticando, presta atención al sabor de la comida, a su consistencia y temperatura, a las presiones sobre tus dientes y la sensación de los músculos de tus mandíbulas. “Atención a la experiencia de algo dado, algo que no has inventado, no el recuerdo de una forma de palabras dirigidas a alguien en tu imaginación”. Ella miró alrededor de la mesa. “¿Comenzamos?” – Aldous Huxley

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Review: Integrative Spirituality: Religious

Pluralism, Individuation, and Awakening By Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., Special to VOICE

We might say, then, that the term ‘religion’ designates the attitude peculiar to a consciousness which has been changed by experience of the numinosum.” – C.G. Jung, Psychology and Religion: West and East (1958/1977, CW 11, p. 8)

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AM PLEASED TO WRITE THIS BRIEF REVIEW of such a fine study by Patrick J. Mahaffey, co-chair of the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria. His thoughtful and well-written contemplative and scholarly text, Integrative Spirituality: Religious Pluralism, Individuation, and Awakening, London, Routledge, 2019), grows directly from his own religious history through which he grew curious about many spiritual traditions. The breadth and scope of his study is revealed in the titles of his chapters; here are just a few to give you a sense of the book’s content: “The Spirit of the Times” (chapter 1); “Religious Pluralism, Spirituality and Stages of Faith” (chapter 2); “Hinduism” (chapter 4); “Buddhism” (chapter 5); “Awakening and Psychological Development” (chapter 8). But lest the reader begin to think that this text is only about ideas of religious pluralism, they will be delightfully surprised by chapter, 9, entitled “Credo,” which I admit at the outset is my favorite in the book. For here the author outlines how he practices, for instance, a form of contemplative Patrick J. Mahaffey yoga called “Shaiva theology.” This form of yoga is only one, however, of many integrative practices that, while taking My conviction is that varied forms, all congeal for the author into one intention: “to real change comes cultivate balance, integration, peace within, and harmonious from inner work, one relationships with others” (p. 203). But one or several forms of person at a time, and embodied meditation does not cumulative changes in mean that one spiritual practice our inner world shape fits all contemplatives. The the conditions of our author makes it clear in this chapter that “Spirituality is a shared social reality. matter of direct experience, Therefore I have made and is, therefore, inherently the cultivation of personal. Each of us, I have interiority the primary maintained, must find our own way” (p. 203). I focus of this book. understand Mahaffey’s – Patrick J. Mahaffey study as less a Handbook than a Guide into one’s own spiritual landscape that is at once spiritual, poetic, mythic, psychological, and autobiographical. In reading this carefully crafted text, the reader may discover, by the powers of analogy, one’s own path. Resonance with, rather than rote rigidity, is the preferred method of pilgrimage here. From my perspective, the cornerstones—the two most prominent paths—in Mahaffey’s study are awakening (spiritual) and individuation (psychological), although the demarcation between them is thin indeed. Both of these paths, as the author shows with great nuance, assist in developing in the individual qualities of compassion, curiosity, and coherence in one’s life by cultivating caring for otherness, difference, and the radical distinctness of each person as well as the dignity of the planet’s multiple and rich life forms. It may be clear already, but is worth noting at this juncture, who the audience is for such a multiple religious exploration underscored by Jungian depth psychology as well as several founders of an assortment of spiritual practices. My sense is that it speaks to those who, while enmeshed happily in any one tradition, sense or see the intrinsic value of conversing with a host of other traditions in order to broaden and deepen one’s own. I understand Integrative Spirituality to be in the tradition of another favorite book of mine by the Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh: Living Buddha, Living Christ, which illustrates how two seemingly radically different traditions actually have much to say to one another within the fields of their respective beliefs that mutually enrich one another. In that vein, Mahaffey’s introduction is one of the most important segments in the book; it is a crafted mosaic of disciplines emerging as part autobiography, part an expression of a developed sensibility after decades of practice, contemplation, and teaching. The quality of his integrative approach is witnessed especially in the way he continually integrates Jungian ideas from the psychologist’s Collected Works as well as his The Red Book to highlight Mahaffey’s artistic intertwining of several strands of spiritual and psychological insights into a coherent and persuasive whole. Underscoring the entire study is this declaration from the author: “My conviction is that real change comes from inner work, one person at a time, and cumulative changes in our inner world shape the conditions of our shared social reality. Therefore I have made the cultivation of interiority the primary focus of this book” (p. 1). I sense that Mahaffey is one of those souls who finds authentic joy in self-discovery and, by extension, discovery of the world, a joy that can be nurtured for a lifetime. He and his book are models of integrity and integration of profound wisdom gleaned and amplified from a host of sources. His rich bibliography contains over 150 sources, enough reading for a lifetime.

Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California.

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By Richard Jarrette

Gifford Gives Again

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ANCY GIFFORD SLYLY WINKED, “It was really a gift to myself,” revealing that she fully funded the publication of Joe Stroud’s Everything That Rises at Copper Canyon Press. Winter 2009, Joe had read from his extraordinary collection, Of This World, downtown. That historic night was Nancy’s first public outing after moving here—a milieu she would rapidly reshape with her own avant-garde paintings and constructions, curating museum and gallery shows, Joseph Stroud underwriting poetry, opera, dance, art openings, finally gifting twelve hundred works by Santa Barbara artists to the County, and her stellar Lament to the Library, before relocating to Scottsdale after the fires. Joe’s ’09 reading was preceded by a Blue Agave dinner in his honor hosted by Dan Gerber with Barry Spacks, Will Jennings, Teddy Macker, Paul Fericano, and myself in attendance. Paul, Santa Barbara’s poetry impresario of the time, opened Joe’s reading with his famous “Sinatra” poem and Peg Quinn, a favorite under-published local poet, read work that completely captured, her soul deeply rooted in the real, priming the room for Joe. Two-time Oscar winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Jennings bought Peg’s chapbook and praised her. We were all struck by newcomer Gifford so sparkling with intelligent talent and would soon become friends. Joe signed her book—“Thank you for your presence.” Gerber told me yesterday that in ’07 Jim Harrison said, “There’s a best poet I never heard of named Joe Stroud whose work echoes with yours.” Dan says that “when the fashions of today are forgotten, and we’re all dead and gone, they’ll still be reading Joe Stroud.” The opening forty-two poem sequence of his new book, My Diamond Sutra, is a major work alone, homage to foundational poets and transformative moments from world travels— Reading Lorca for the First Time His poems were wild horses on the bank of a river. I was on the other side, on my knees, bringing water to my mouth with folded hands. I loved seeing those horses. They had come from so far. And no one had ever ridden them.

I remember sitting in on a Kenneth Rexroth class at UCSB awestruck— The Great Crystal I think of Rexroth those final days, alone in his study, listening to arias, the voices washing over him for the last time, his eyes screaming tears, his heart failing, his mind as clear as the crystal paperweight on his desk atop a Chinese poem a thousand years old.

The finest manifestation of Emily Dickinson by another ever encountered— Miss Emily Don’t be fooled. In her poems there’s a blade as keen as the razors

strapped to the spurs of cocks who burst together in a rage of feathers a foot above the dirt and one of them is dead before it hits the ground.

About chronic hip pain, Joe said this poem came— Homage to the Water Ouzel Times you get so far down into pain all you can do is think of the ouzel in the middle of winter, a stream running through patches of ice, and into this aching cold water the little bird plunges and walks the bottom just trying to stay alive. Imagine that. Jesus Christ. Try to imagine that. Images courtesy of www.coppercanyonpress.org

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Laos, Plain of Jars, in the Shadow of War My left boot was streaked with blood leaking from under my pant leg, but I felt no pain as I rolled up the khaki and there as big as a thumb and fastened just below my knee was a jungle leech black and swollen as the tongue of Satan.

Joe writes with great poignant grief and love of his mother, father, brothers. From Chapter Four, Fire Season— Campfire

The light of my campfire goes only so far into the darkness, into the shadowing trees like shapes the shades might make if they crossed over and came back among us. I can see only so far into the night the night I sat with my father before a campfire in the Tehachapis. How ghostlike his image appears to me now, how he seems almost a stranger, and the boy sitting next to him, staring into the flame, unable to make anything of it, what do I make of him after all these years what could I tell him that he should know, comforted as he is by the warmth of the fire and the presence of his father sitting next to him within the deep fatherless night surrounding them.

from Everything That Rises Must Converge . . . I walk through this Paris morning along the Seine all my past burgeoning undiminished the way the bells sound in me long after they have stopped ringing.

W.S. Merwin has said, “The plain authority of Joseph Stroud’s poetry is startling. It is the recurring revelation that poetry brings to us—the crystal of our ordinary days. Stroud’s poetry comes from the clear source.” Specter Goya’s spirit rises at noon in the plaza like a ghost catching fire spirit the color of sun and crimson leaves whirling in a dust devil leaves swirling around nothing gusting up in the heat then collapsing at your feet.

Joe’s essential new book includes translations of Catullus, Tu Fu, Neruda, and the Tamil. Richard Jarrette is author of Beso the Donkey (MSU Press, 2010), A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (Green Writers Press, 2015), The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (Green Writers Press, 2017), The Pond (Green Writers Press, 2019), Strange Antlers (2021). Editor with Red Pine—Dreaming of Fallen Blossoms: Tune Poems of Su Dong Po, Yun Wang Translator (White Pine, 2019).


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HE INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIM FOR THE WEEK was slightly up, at 1,416,000 for the week ending July 18th, which means that the reversal of business openings as COVID-19 infection rates soar again have flattened the wrong curve—applications for unemployment insurance are no longer declining, as per the graph above. They are remaining at a level that creates a very prolonged U-shape at the bottom of any curve for GDP growth. It almost looks like an L-shape, which means stagnant growth, if we want to use letters to describe the recovery rate. It’s becoming more and more like the ‘Whac-A-Mole” game, because when we knock down the infection rate down in one state, it pops up in another. The first Q2 estimate of GDP growth comes out July 30th, and it could fall approximately -20 percent, according to most estimates. But just when we would expect growth to surge in the July to September quarter, COVID-19 infections have surged at an alarming rate. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told MSNBC that testing demand will only continue to rise heading into the flu season, which means infection rates will plateau rather than fall, as well. “If you look at what’s happening in Southern California right now, Texas, Arizona, Florida — there are indications perhaps that the epidemics in those states are starting to peak. It’s likely to be a long plateau (also, L-shaped?). It’s not going to be like the New York experience, where there was a sharp up and a sharp down — granted with excess mortality, excess death, and disease along the way. Perhaps the simplest way to understand the relationship between COVID-19 and economic growth, hence jobs, is to look at both letter-shaped curves. As long as they are ‘flattened’, the stagnation in economic growth seems to mirror the stagnation in decline of the infection rates. “But they (New York) came down pretty quickly from their epidemic,” continued Gottlieb. “These are likely to be more extended, but, even when these states start to peak — if you look at the data, it looks like Georgia is getting hot, Ohio is getting hot, Missouri has an epidemic under way, Tennessee, Montana — so even as certain states start to peak and maybe have a reduction, other states are heating up.” Maybe we should call this the ‘whack-a-mole’ recovery. The faster we can ‘whack’ down the virus outbreaks in individual states and regions with a coordinated plan of testing, contact-tracing, and isolation of infections, the faster the economic recovery will be.

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N CASE YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED LATELY, the Santa Barbara real estate market is hopping! REALTORS® are very busy assisting clients with virtual showings and some in-person showings while strictly adhering to the Best Practices Guidelines during the COVID pandemic. Properties which are priced correctly are receiving multiple offers, with additional pressure on our inventory from “urban flight” - a deluge of buyers to our market escaping from cities. Many of these buyers are used to seeing reports before making an offer. This is very typical for example in the Bay area, where the document section of a listing is “front-loaded” with a home inspection, pest inspection, natural hazard disclosure, and preliminary title report, just to name a few, along with instructions to submit a Receipt for Reports along with the offer to verify that buyers have read all information prior to submitting their bid. While this might make one flinch as a seller – paying for reports, and learning about the issues therein – this approach can actually save thousands of dollars and headaches later over requests for repairs, reductions in price or credits, or even worse – a cancellation and starting over on the market. Staci Caplan There are other reasons specific to the pandemic also making the practice of front-loading a good one: it can reduce the amount of time and visitors to the property, if much of the information has already been provided. The document tab of the MLS will already include the Coronavirus disclosures which must be signed by all who enter the property. Many REALTORS® are advising their clients to also require buyers to have reviewed floor plans, virtual tours, and videos online, and to provide proof of funds before entry, along with the signed disclosures. Having your disclosures ready can also help to strengthen the buyer’s commitment. Your REALTOR® can provide these to you prior to going on the market, rather than waiting until escrow is opened. They can issue these to the buyer upon acceptance, or even better - provide them to qualified, interested parties before receiving offers. This can head off repeated questions and requests and possibly shorten the inspection contingency offered by the buyer. The more information provided at the outset, the more likely a buyer is to stick with their bid, rather than asking for concessions once in escrow. Call your REALTOR® today to find out how to be best prepared to receive quality offers when selling. Contact the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® at www.sbaor.com for the virtual open house directory.

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IESTA IS SUCH A VISUAL AND SENSUAL EVENT, connected to people, dancing, food, and places the community holds dear. In the summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, that all had to be re-thought, with El Presidente Erik Davis and his team working overtime. They’ve done an amazing job re-imaging this important seasonal festival of community and history. In support, VOICE offers you the talent of Priscilla (a former Saint Barbara, Reina Del Mar President, dancer, and OSD board member) to add to the memories of a year under the sun set in the heart of Santa Barbara. She worked in concert with Mary Louise Days (author and historian) writing about some of the people and places that make Santa Barbara a special place for Fiesta.

¡Vamos a Bailar! • Let’s Dance! El Presidente Erik Davis and La Primera Dama Angelique Davis in front of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Serenading and Gaiety), free outdoor shows, usually take place in the Courthouse Sunken Garden. The show began with the Poole-Verhelle Early California dance parties in 1930 and evolved into the Noches song and dance shows. For many years beginning in 1949, Reina del Mar Parlor No. 126, Native Daughters of the Golden West, co-sponsored the shows with Old Spanish Days. Descendants of the Poole family who are members of the parlor and OSD directors continue to direct Las Noches.

The Historic Burton Mound, acquired by the City in 1924 for park use, is known as Ambassador Park and is a State Historic Landmark and a Santa Barbara City Landmark. It is located on part of the site of a major Chumash village, Syuxtun. Lewis Burton was a 19th century owner of the land. In 1902 the large Potter Hotel was constructed, later being named the Ambassador Hotel. The park was designated a City Landmark in 1990 in recognition of its importance to the indigenous people. Flutist Emilio Campobello offering his musical invocation.

A ‘bevy of former Saint Barbaras at the Queen of the Missions Historical Park on June 25th. Left to right: Debra Fedaleo 2019, Diana Replogle-Purinton 2009, Leeanne Figueroa 2013, Mary Louise Days 1965, and Diana Russell Vandervoort 1968.

Several of the prominent hosts for Las Noches de Ronda: (standing): Paula Lopez, Erika Martin del Campo, Thea Palencia, and Diana Russell Vandervoort. (Front): Dacia Harwood, Executive Director of SBHM; Frank Ochoa, and Nina Johnson, SB Assistant City Administrator gathered in the Historical Museum’s central courtyard’s fountain. All are enthusiastic Fiesta volunteers, and several of them are members of the Las Noches de Ronda shows committee.

Sir David Bolton wearing his Knights Cross who has participated in Fiesta for 52 years and is now serving as Secretary on OSD with Theresa Novak who portrays 2020 St. Barbara, Diana Replogle-Purinton, and Colin Hayward, participating ten years and this year as an OSD Parade Marshal flanked by Santa Barbara’s “Dedicated to Serve” and much appreciated officers Lt. Aaron Baker, Sgt. Eric Beecher and Acting Chief Capt. Alex Altavilla who all recalled former SBPD Chief Al Trembly who served as El Presidente in 1984. The photo was captured at Casa De La Guerra.

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES CYPRESS GALLERY: Reopening Aug 1 • 11-5, 2-5 Sun • www.lompocart.org • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129. DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • www.distinctiveframingnart.com • 805-882-2108.

R. Anthony Askew Contemporary Art

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093. ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org.

MARCIA BURT T Marcia Burtt Gallery

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

10 WEST GALLERY: Summer 2020 ~ Sep 20 • Art4Charity: benefit for Unity Shoppe • 10 West Anapamu • Fri-Sun 12-4 • www.10westgallery.com • 805-770-7711. ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Siempre Mas by Minga Opazo ~ Sep 18 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb. org/programs/art-gallery. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Outside In: The Architecture of Swith and Williams; Undergraduate Art Exhibition 2020; Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House; 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Field Day; IVYP Kinder Art Exhibit; Solstice: Faces; Irresistible Delights: Recent Gifts to the Art Collection; Hostile Terrain 94; Common Bonds: Artists and Architects on Community; Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform; Lucille Lloyd: A Life in Murals; The Schoolhouse and The Bus; UCSB Campus Architecture: Design and Social Change; and Westmore: Making Faces for Film • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/.

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ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: many classes online • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap. ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Closed/ COVID-19 • gallery.sbcc.edu • 805-897-3484 BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: Central Coast Landscapes ~ Sep 30 • 1103-A State St • 11-5pm daily • 805-966-1707. CASA DE LA GUERRA: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093. CASA DOLORES: Outdoor display: The Mariachi outfit and its history ~ Aug 30 • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • 805-963-1032. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Closed/ COVID-19 • 105 E Anapamu • 805-568-3994. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: Closed/ COVID-19 • 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • www.corridan-gallery.com • 805-966-7939.

FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-962-7653. GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • www.gallery113sb.com • 2-5pm daily • 805-965-6611. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Closed/COVID-19 • Terri Taber and Carol Talley online exhibit at gallerylosolivosonline.faso.com ~ Aug 31 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517. GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-964-7878. GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org. HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5pm, By Appt • 805-563-8820. INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444. JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques ~ Ongoing • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5pm • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347. JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed/COVID-19 • Virtual Juried Exhibition in partnership with Abstract Art Collective• 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700. LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Thurs-Sun 12-4 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195.

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MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Closed/COVID19 • Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In • 805-966-5373 • www.mcasantabarbara.org.

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

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323.

Silo118’s First Ever Silent Auction Start Your Bidding Now!

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LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed/COVID-19 • Free virtual art classes • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org.

Participating artists include sculptor and printmaker Enrique Avilez, painter Tom Pazderka, and painter Martin Sherman.

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

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10 West Gallery: Summer 2020 Exhibition

Diverse Art and Talent Portrays Unique Expression IVID EXPERIENCES, SUMMER HEAT, AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY are a few themes embodying the diverse collection of art in 10 West’s midsummer exhibition. An exquisite collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery, and photography is on display, highlighting the breadth of contemporary artistic talent within the Santa Barbara community. Runing through September 20th in the gallery, the exhibition can also be viewed online at www.10westgallery.com or in person during the gallery’s new hours from 11am to 4pm Friday through Sunday. “24 artists are showing this month, all members of the 10 West cooperative,” shared Jan Ziegler, Director and Founder of 10 West Gallery. “Each brings their unique style, genre, and talent to our exhibitions. We have sculpture, pottery, photography, abstract paintings, abstract landscape and figurative paintings, urban cityscapes, and surrealism.” 10 West usually has one month shows, but with the COVID-19 slowdown, the gallery is now planning two months spans. The exhibition includes popular

Mosaic, Oil on canvas by Dahlia Riley

Chinesey, Acrylic on panel by Marlene Struss

pieces from past shows as well as new pieces recently completed by the artists. One piece by Karin Aggeler, Fiesta, embodies not only the Fiesta celebration that the Santa Barbara community won’t enjoy in person this year, but also the feel of a summer heat wave. Other pieces reflect human emotion, every day artifacts, and abstraction. In Chinesey, Marlene Struss’ use of deep red and spontaneous acrylic brush strokes echoes a sense of Chinese culture. “Artists’ work reflects their personal experiences that others may relate to and the broader societal upheavals and revolutions, as well as its renewals and joyous celebrations. They speak with their unique Fiesta, Acrylic on canvas by Karin Aggeler visual vocabulary and the circle is completed with the viewing and appreciation of their work,” Ziegler added. As new changes emerge around the world, the role of art remains a pivotal form of expression. 10 West’s mission is to introduce people to the breadth of contemporary artistic talent in the Santa Barbara community and to provide an uncluttered, well lit space for the artists’ exhibitions. Summer 2020 will benefit 10 West Gallery, with the hopes to serve Santa Barbara and local artists for the long term. The June/July exhibition raised $3,000 for Santa Barbara’s most needy. The artist lineup includes: Iben G. Vestergaard, Karin Aggeler, Rick Doehring, Penny Arntz, Patrick McGinnis, Mary Neville, Pamela Larsson Toscher, Marlene Struss, Maria Miller, Tom Peck, Patricia Post, Sophie MJ Cooper, Mary Dee Thompson, Patrick Hall, Karen Zazon, Laurie MacMillan, Scott A. Trimble, Pamela Grau, Dahlia Riley, Madeline Garrett, Daniel Linz, Stuart Ochiltree, Lisa Crane, and pottery from Mata Ortiz in Mexico.

More Artists & Art Destinations PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673.

RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Soda For Summer • On-Line painting classes • 219 Gray Av • Fri-Sun 1-4, RSVPs welcome • 805-689-0858.

PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300.

SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070.

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

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: 805-260-6705.

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

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

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SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Along The Way West: recent paintings by Michael Drury • 1321 State St • Thu-Sun 1-8 • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: SB Visual Artists: J Baker, A Elliott, E Flanagan, K Frishman, A Guillemette, K Haub, H Michaels, D Parkins, G Speirs, R Voohees, P Watkins ~ Aug 7 • 2375 Foothill Rd, By Appt • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN: members 9-10/ public 10-5 daily • www.sbbg.org • 805-682-4726.

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SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Reopening as Outdoor Museum • Project Fiesta! Building A History of Old Spanish Days ~ Aug 22 • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat noon-5 • 805-966-1601.

Contemporary Art

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

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • Online Exhibit: Dwight Brooks Model Boat Collection • 20th Anniversary Virtual Scape Art Show & Sale • View lectures & art on-line www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404.

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

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed/COVID-19 • Studio Sundays via Zoom • online resources: https://www.sbma.net/events/ videolibrary/studiosundays • https:// www.sbma.net/learn/athome • https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgz_ EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364.

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

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Online workshops: Art Meets Science - Aug 1st 11-12 • Outdoor areas open to members w/ RSVP • Wed - Sun 10-2 • www. sbnature.org • 805-682-4711.

Cynthia Martin

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-688-7889.

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

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

SILO 118: Online Silent Auction: Enrique Avilez, Tom Pazderka and Martin Sherman ~ Aug 4 • LOVE ART? HATE COVID-19? • www.silo118.com. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322. STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-617-6421.

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Free The People For The People

By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

AST WEEK I WENT TO DOWNTOWN LA’S ARTS DISTRICT to pay homage to Susan Vielmetter whose, Vielmetter Los Angeles Gallery is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In her current location at 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave, Vielmetter Los Angeles occupies most of the ground floor of the smartly renovated industrial building. I remember visiting Susan’s first modest gallery space at Mid-Wilshire, and then seeing her among the first gallerists moving to Culver City, where she became a major player. Now, 20 years later, one not only is impressed by the diversity of the artists represented by the gallery, but by the integrity and sophistication of the presentation. Walking through Left: Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Strangers Gaze Self the spacious gallery rooms with its high ceilings and plenty of Portrait, 2020 (detail) oil on canvas. natural light, one might think for a moment that they are walking Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles through a contemporary art museum. Right: Kesha Bruce with her artwork Photo by Heidi Gutman Take a look at one particular work, which will probably hold your attention as much as it holds mine. It is by Los Angeles artist Ruben Ochoa (b. 1974), who is well-known for raising social issues through engaging with architectural environments. A gigantic hashtag (#) with capital letters ‘FTP’ cut through the drywall exposing the wooden structure behind. This site-specific work by Ochoa titled, If I Had A Hashtag for Every Time Someone Tried To Hold Me Down, is his call to stop police brutality and demand justice. Therefore #FTP, can be interpreted as ‘Free The People’ or ‘For The People.’ At the gallery entrance I was greeted by two sculptures by Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972), Brooklyn based artist, born in Kenya. It is titled, I am Speaking, Can you hear me? and indeed these two busts, not only staring, but talking to each other. They both have an exaggerated large ear, “one made from a jaw bone, the other from a large shell.” The longer I stared at them, the more intrigued I was by Renee Petropoulos, Bouquet (Flower Tower) on their fantastic imagery. I swear I could hear them speaking, though Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. 2014. I was not sure whether it was English or Swahili… I was also lucky to catch at the Vielmetter Los Angeles the final days of the exhibition, A conversation about around pictures by LA artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982). His large-scale photographic prints present his studio as an enigmatic theater stage with mysterious, naked male characters being photographed, while photographing each other. Looking at the complicated, not easy to explain interactions between these black and white characters, I think about a theater stage with the characters from the plays by August Wilson and Tennessee Williams. Last week I had the chance to reconnect with LA artist Renee Petropoulos (b. 1954) in her spacious studio in Inglewood. Her large scale, mixed media paintings/collages on paper have an echo of the Russian Constructivism movement of the 1920’s. And while you look at them, they slowly transform into tall standing figures with a bouquet of flowers substituting for their heads. Renee is a one of a kind story-teller, Renee Petropoulos inside her studio in Inglewood passionate about literature and music, so it comes as no surprise to see her bookshelves with thousands of books and a drum set in her studio. Renee also told me about her public sculptural projects, among them a large-scale sculpture, Bouquet (Flower Tower) on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. Guilty as charged, I have been driving past this impressive Bouquet for years without knowing it was made by Renee and installed there in 2014. Now for the first time, I walked around the sculpture and discovered its intriguing backside. It made me think about the magic of being backstage behind the curtain… In these difficult times, it is good to see that Artillery Magazine was able to be back in print with their July/August issue. (Its previous May/June issue was online only.) The cover of the current issue has the attention-grabbing painting by Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe whose excellent exhibition at Roberts Projects I reviewed a few months ago. The article by Alexia Lewis in the current issue introduced me to Phoenix artist Kesha Bruce, who is described as “one of those women that I wish had been my big sister: prolific, visionary, warm-hearted, unapologetically Black, and concerned with matters of the spirit.” Looking at her paintings bursting with joy and color, I knew that if I ever travel to Phoenix a visit to her studio will be on my must-do list... Photo courtesy Edward Goldman

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Ruben Ochoa If I Had A Hashtag for Every Time Someone Tried To Hold Me Down, 2020. Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles.

Photos by Jeff McLane

Wangechi Mutu, I am Speaking, Can you hear me?, 2020. Paper pulp, wood glue, soil, charcoal, bone, feathers, shells, wood, metal stands Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles

Left: Paul Mpagi Sepuya. A conversation around pictures (_1090454), 2019. Archival pigment print. Right: Paul Mpagi Sepuya. A conversation around pictures (0X5A2615), 2019. Archival pigment print.

Not To Be Missed

Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles

GalleryPlatform.LA invites us to visit the studio of the one and only Betye Saar, charming person, fabulous artist and deliciously young in her 90’s. Betye talks about her art making practice and shares her sketchbooks.

Photo courtesy Edward Goldman

Discover more Art Matters Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com

Renee Petropoulos inside her studio in Inglewood

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

Watch the video here: https://galleryplatform.la/editorials/betye-saar

The Frick Collection hosts “Cocktails with a Curator” to examine a number of the Frick’s masterpieces. In this episode curator, Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp, Chief Curator explore Hans Holbein’s Sir Thomas More. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZchPHt2xW8U&t=9s


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Online Auction benefiting Old Spanish Days Fiesta! Auction items include 10 numbered, limited-edition 2020 Fiesta posters printed on metal, wine from Windrun Wine and paintings by local artists. Register and bid on items now through August 9, 2020 at www.sbfiesta.org/auction

10 Limited-Edition 2020 posters on metal. Artist: Andrew Leonard.

Painting by Chris Potter Painting by Grace Fisher Painting by Richard Schloss

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Shoes, Masks, & Visitors!

WEARING MY FORESTERS HAT - 290 feet from home plate Jace Jung sent this ball to me with a 7th inning home run. No fans allowed at the games in the stands (COVID rules). Santa Barbara Foresters win again! (Riley from Wing Drop chicken wings in the background.)

TICKETS will now be written. SANTA BARBARA POLICE asked to join downtown ambassadors to enforce mask wearing requirement and safe bike riding. ALL BIKES in the 500 block will have to be WALKED now between Haley and Cota Streets. Too many issues, reckless riding, ignoring of the laws and confrontations have taken place in recent days. City Council member witnessed it in person. Education is the first goal, then police step in.

FIESTA FLAGS GO UP in downtown Santa Barbara well before Old Spanish Days, August 5th to 9th in a very reduced event this year. https://keyt.com/lifestyle/events/2020/07/22/fiesta-flags-fly-in-santa-barbara/

STATE STREET PROMENADE expands in downtown Santa Barbara. Now including Haley to Gutierrez St. Overall - up to Sola St. to boost business during COVID crisis. Victoria St. is also now closed from State St to Chapala St.

STIMULUS PLAN - Carpinteria to close two blocks of Linden Avenue starting August 10th. City leaders hope it will ramp up the downtown economy as summer weeks click off. Distancing should help retail and restaurant owners. https://keyt.com/lifestyle/money-and-business/2020/07/28/business-owners-weigh-in-on-street-closures-to-offer-more-

The new SANTA BARBARA VISITOR CENTER opens at 120 State St. during a time when travelers are looking for safer ways to recreate on the road. Masks and sanitizer available, along with local maps, books, gifts, and regional information. https://keyt.com/lifestyle/money-and-business/2020/07/23/ new-visitor-center-in-santa-barbara-helps-travelersnavigate-the-region-during-covid-crisis/

Several people IGNORED Santa Barbara’s face covering sign Sunday. Also a request from the Ambassadors to take a free one. Overall most complied. Now, strict enforcement including education or a CITATION from a POLICE OFFICER has been requested by the City Council for those who refuse. It will mainly be in the busy 500 block - Cota St. to Haley St. There will also be enforcement for customers and business owners late at night where lines to bar / food places are stacking up with people. Some are too close and some are without masks.

SHOE STRIKE for climate justice. More than 500 shoes displayed at the administration building represent people who want Santa Barbara county leaders to recognize a climate emergency when reviewing oil projects ahead. That includes an oil truck transporting plan.

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Popular Fiesta musicians pose at the beautiful El Paseo, designed by James Osborne Craig and built in 1922-24. They are Tony Ybarra; the Martinez Brothers: Ruben on Bass guitar, Rene on drums, and Lorenzo on Marimba; Gil Rosas; thrilling songstress Irma Segura; James Garcia; and Luis Moreno. These entertainers represent decades of enjoyment for Fiesta participants. El Paseo became a City Landmark in 1983.

A Trip Through Town and History

to Old Spanish Days Fiesta

When I was a young child in the ‘40s, my parents used to take me to the El Paseo to watch the floor shows from outside, never knowing that someday I would be performing there myself... My wife Susan (we just celebrated our 45th anniversary) courted at the El Paseo in the early ‘70s. – Gil Rosas

John Palminteri and Erin Graffy de Garcia, are two of the ten honorary Presidentes and Presidentas, at the Spirit of the Ocean fountain near the famed Grand Arch of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The fountain was sculpted by Ettore Cadorin for the Courthouse, completed in 1929. Models for the human figures were a local brother and sister. Deterioration of the stone resulted in a reconstruction of the fountain in 2012. The Courthouse holds several historical designations.

“We [The Martinez Brothers] started playing as a family band with our father, Lencho, and mother, Jenny, in 1966 Fiesta festivities, including Noches de Ronda at the courthouse, Restaurante El Paseo, The Belen Castro float in the parade. My father Lencho Martinez started it all off playing at KTMS Radio at the El Paseo Restaurant in 1943 when he migrated with his musician friends from Mexico City.” Luis Moreno’s love for Fiesta began on a Thursday in 1991 when he was transported by the music of the 19th Century during la Misa del Presidente. The following year with the support of El Presidente, J.J. Hollister, and with the blessing and participation of Fr. Virgil Cordano, he organized a presentation for la Fiesta Pequeña depicting what it might have been like at the wedding of Anita de la Guerra and Alfred Robinson. From that time until the present he has participated in Fiesta as singer/musician. Since 2001, Jim Garcia has been the director of the Flor Y Canto Ensemble, a group that performs historic songs and dances on the Friday evening of Fiesta at the Courthouse. In college Irma Segura started dancing Ballet Folklorico, and performed in the 70’s at the Courthouse, the Old Mission, El Paseo Restaurant, and at the Biltmore Hotel for fiestas and for Christmas Posadas. “In 2006 is when I started performing again and was invited to sing at the Courthouse. I have been invited to sing for Native Daughters of the Golden West and other organizations. In 2013, I was invited to sing at the Old Mission and have been singing year after year ever since then.” – Irma Segura C. J. Ward and Beth Farnsworth are anchors for KEYT and have covered many years of live events including La Fiesta Pequeña and the Historical Parade. Neal Graffy is a local historian who has given many talks about the history of local festivals including the precursors to Old Spanish Days. He has appeared on KEYT’s coverage of the Historical Parade and famed Children’s Parade. Elana Cantrelle is an enthusiastic volunteer and a horsewoman in El Desfile Histórico

Enjoying the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and posing in a carriage from the Carriage and Western Art Museum are Fiesta announcers Elana Cantrelle, a horsewoman; Neal Graffy, a local historian and speaker; and KEYT news anchors C.J. Ward and Beth Farnsworth. The museum was built by the Historical Society in 1964-65 to a design by architect Robert Ingle Hoyt.

Meet artist Andrew Leonard, who designed the 2020 Old Spanish Days Fiesta poster and pin. In the background is the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, which was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1941 for government use during World War II. It served as the Small Craft Training Center. After the war, the building was renamed the U.S. Naval Reserve Armory. In 1992 the property was sold to the City of Santa Barbara and the Maritime Museum opened in 2000. The handsome structure was designated a City Landmark in 1995.

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to Old Spanish Days Fiesta

It wouldn’t be Fiesta without dance! ¡Vamos a Bailar! • Let’s Dance!

Leaders of dance studios and groups gather in front of the Chapel at El Presidio State Historic Park. Shown are Laura Garcia, Fabiola Hernandez, RoseMarie Cruz, Daniela Zermeño Sanchez, Diana Replogle-Purinton, and Gilda Sahagún (front). The Presidio Chapel was reconstructed in the early 1980s on the original site. Its interior decorations are based on designs used in California’s historic buildings.

2020 Spirit of Fiesta Alena Velasco at the Friendship Fountain near the entrance to State Street and Stearns Wharf. The fountain’s dolphin motif was created by Bud Bottoms. During a non-pandemic year, El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade), led by the Spirit of Fiesta, turns left from Cabrillo Boulevard to proceed up State Street.

Laura Garcia was the 1986 Spirit of Fiesta and is owner of Garcia Dance Studio. She has been participating in Fiesta for over 50 years and with her studio for the last 22 years. Her studio was originally founded in 1998 on Vandenberg Air Force base as a recreational activity for the enlisted personnel. She’s especially proud as this year’s Spirit is a dancer from her studio. “Dancing has always been part of my family. My aunt danced on the Mission steps in the early 40’s and my daughter Marissa Urzua was the 2003 Jr Spirit. Hopefully one day soon my granddaughter will be next!” – Laura Garcia Rose Marie Cruz has been the Director of the renowned Cruz Dance and Entertainment Studio and Productions for 50 years. She has a long and storied Fiesta history including dancing at La Pequeña with S.B. Dance Master Jose Manero. Fabiola Hernandez founded Xochipilli de Santa Barbara in 2008, the year they first started to participate in fiestas. They’ve enjoyed the privilege of dancing at the Mission, for Fiesta Pequeña, every year since then. “I am a wife, mother of two boys, preschool teacher, and a director. Dancing is not my work it is ‘my time,’ where I can dream with my feet.... Xochipilli de Santa Barbara is not just another dance group, we really are a ‘familia’ and support system to many of our members who are far away from their loved ones. Together we are continually learning about new dances, music, and traditional costumes from each state in Mexico.” – Fabiola Hernandez A past Spirit of Fiesta herself, Daniela Zermeño Sanchez, founder of the Zermeño Dance Academy, has participated in Fiesta for 31 years. She danced for 28 years and has been Academy Director for 15 years, training ten past Spirits and Jr. Spirits including this years Jr. Spirit. A lifelong ballet dancer, in 2009 when Diana Replogle-Purinton was asked by the Reina del Mar Parlor #126 of Native Daughters of the Golden West to reestablish their dance group, Las Fiesteras. Las Fiesteras was founded in 1934 to preserve the old Californio music and dances and were together until 1987. It was resurrected under her direction from late 2008 through Fiesta 2013. Earlier in 2013, she began forming her dance company, Baile de California, inspired by Las Fiesteras but with new choreography in addition to old California dances. “I started ‘dancing’ at Fiesta when I was probably eight or nine years old in the Children’s Parade, ‘El Desfile de los Niños.’ My mom would make over her evening dresses for my younger sisters and me to wear in the Children’s Parade and my ‘baby’ brother had the requisite drawn on mustache” – Diana Replogle-Purinton

2020 Junior Spirit of Fiesta Alexandra Nocker is shown at the intersection of State and Sola Streets, where El Desfile de los Niños begins on the Saturday of a regular Fiesta. The Children’s Parade was originated by local residents John and Frieda Sesma in the 1940s. It is an annual delight for parade watchers.

Gilda Sahagún is the director of Sahagún Dance. Created in 1987, it’s a non-profit dance group that encourages young adult artists to continue learning, creating and performing different types of dance styles, varying from Mexican, Colombian, Puerto Rican, Salsa, and hip hop. Her two daughters Jessica and Erika have been performing along side their mom from a very young age. “Sahagún Dance is a creative environment to explore the art of dance, but most importantly to continue dancing and have fun!” – Gilda Sahagún

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Grand Jury Reports

Santa Barbara County Homelessness In Santa Barbara County: Our Everyday Epidemic

Santa Barbara County is in the midst of a homeless crisis that long predates the challenges of the current COVID-19 pandemic. People are roaming the streets with no home of their own, and there is an increase of people living in their cars, camping in parks, or sleeping on the sofas of friends and relatives. Multiple families are often sharing cramped quarters. Shamefully, Santa Barbara County has one of the highest rates of homeless school-age children and youth in the state. The 2019-20 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury (Jury) elected to study this societal problem. There is a dearth of both affordable and permanent supportive housing, shelters are full, and there is a lack of day centers. The high cost of land, insufficient funding, and neighborhood resistance contribute to the problem. Despite the hard work and dedication of local charities and government workers, homeless rates are increasing. Stronger leadership at the city and county levels, a consistent source of funding, and community support are required to help alleviate the human suffering caused by this situation. Santa Barbara County is a wealthy county and needs to assume control of this problem and solve it. A glossary of important terms and acronyms is located at the end of the report. Most of the Grand Jury’s research and interviews were completed before the full onset of COVID-

19, and we are unable to assess its full impact on homelessness in Santa Barbara County. The full trajectory of the pandemic cannot be accurately predicted. County leadership and community support at all levels will be required to craft new and creative solutions to resolve our homeless crisis.

Findings and Recommendations Finding 1 There is a need for greater transparency, understanding and accountability of homeless related expenditures and the results. Recommendation 1a That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Santa Barbara County Community Services Department to publish an annual report of homeless related expenditures and outcomes. Recommendation 1b That the City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria publish an annual report of their homeless related expenditures and outcomes. Finding 2 Permanent Supportive Housing for the most vulnerable homeless is lacking. Recommendation 2 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria develop plans and devise mechanisms for providing ways to build permanent supportive housing for our most vulnerable homeless populations. Finding 3 State and federal funding that is granted to Santa Barbara County does not sufficiently support the mandate for housing the homeless.

Resumen: Sin Hogar En El Condado De Santa Barbara: Nuestra epidemia cotidiana El condado de Santa Bárbara se encuentra en medio de una crisis de personas sin hogar que es muy anterior a los desafíos de la actual pandemia de COVID-19. Las personas deambulan por las calles sin hogar propio, y hay un aumento de personas que viven en sus automóviles, acampan en parques o duermen en los sofás de amigos y familiares. Muchas familias a menudo comparten espacios reducidos. Vergonzosamente, el condado de Santa Bárbara tiene una de las tasas más altas de niños y jóvenes en edad escolar sin hogar en el estado. El Gran Jurado (Jurado) del Condado de Santa Bárbara 2019-2020 eligió estudiar este problema social. Hay una escasez de viviendas de apoyo asequibles y permanentes, los refugios están llenos y faltan centros de día. El alto costo de terrenos, la financiación insuficiente y la resistencia de vecindarios contribuyen al problema. A pesar del arduo trabajo y la dedicación de las organizaciones benéficas locales y los trabajadores del gobierno, las tasas de personas sin hogar están aumentando. Se requiere un liderazgo más fuerte a nivel de ciudad y condado, una fuente constante de financiamiento y apoyo de la comunidad para ayudar a aliviar el sufrimiento humano causado por esta situación. El condado de Santa Bárbara es un condado rico y necesita asumir el control de este problema y resolverlo. Un glosario de términos y siglas importantes se encuentra al final del informe. La mayoría de las investigaciones y entrevistas del Gran Jurado se completaron antes del inicio completo de COVID-19, y no podemos evaluar su impacto total en las personas sin hogar en el Condado de Santa Bárbara. No se puede predecir con precisión la trayectoria completa de la pandemia. Se requerirá el liderazgo del condado y el apoyo de la comunidad en todos los niveles para crear soluciones nuevas y creativas para resolver nuestra crisis de personas sin hogar.

Recommendation 3 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria identify funding mechanisms, including, but not limited to, bond issues, dedicated taxing, a designated budgetary line item and strong philanthropic partnerships, for housing the homeless. Finding 4 Elected City and County leaders have not exhibited aggressive leadership in determining the availability of sites in their jurisdictions for housing the homeless. Recommendation 4 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, and City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria designate and facilitate building of housing for the homeless on sites within their jurisdictions. Finding 5 A greater effort is needed to inform and include the public regarding the needs of the homeless for housing and services and how it can appropriately fit into neighborhoods. Recommendation 5 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, and City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria be more proactive in informing the public of the needs of the homeless for housing and services and how it can appropriately fit into neighborhoods by holding forums and conducting tours of existing facilities to educate the residents whose neighborhoods are proposed for the development of projects for the homeless. Finding 6 There are no elected leaders serving as voting members of the Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care Board. Recommendation 6 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Community Services Department to work with the Continuum of Care Board to develop a procedure for including elected leaders as voting members of the Continuum of Care Board. Finding 7 A conflict of interest exists within the membership of the Continuum of Care Board as the member organizations who seek funding for their projects are permitted to vote and grant funding for their own projects. Recommendation 7 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors direct the Community Services Department and the Santa Barbara County Counsel to work with the Continuum of Care Board to change the procedures for the voting process on the Continuum of Care Board to eliminate the perceived conflict of interest. Finding 8 All overnight emergency shelters are at capacity year-round, there are not enough day centers, and there are currently no Navigation Centers in Santa Barbara County.

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Summary

Recommendation 8a That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria work together to create overnight emergency shelters commensurate with their homeless populations. Recommendation 8b That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria work together to create day centers commensurate with their homeless populations. Recommendation 8c That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria fund and expedite the development and opening of more shelters incorporating the Navigation Center concept. Finding 9 Currently, several California cities are providing temporary homeless facilities by utilizing alternative cost-effective forms of housing such as high-performance tension fabric structures, tiny houses, and modular housing. Recommendation 9 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria undertake feasibility studies and develop plans for using alternate types of cost-effective forms of housing. Finding 10 Currently, in some California cities, large health care insurers are utilizing their tax credits to fund housing facilities for the chronically homeless. Recommendation 10 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and City Councils of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Carpinteria contact major health care insurers in their jurisdictions and encourage them to seek partnerships to support the construction of housing for the chronically homeless of Santa Barbara County. Finding 11 Housing First’s wraparound services concept necessitates an increased staff-to-client ratio. Recommendation 11 That the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors provide the Behavioral Wellness Department with additional continuous funding to ensure the needed staff-to-client ratios in the County supportive housing facilities.


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Summary

Findings and Recommendations

Nationwide, a cyber-attack occurs at least every 39 seconds. Globally, the cost of cyberattacks is expected to be $6 trillion by 20211. The 2019-20 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury through its research learned the County of Santa Barbara, the eight incorporated cities, and the special districts within the County, as a whole, are woefully ill-prepared for a cyber-attack. Such an attack could cripple their services and data systems. The cost to repair and recover these systems could be millions of dollars!2 Cyber security attacks include corruption or theft of data, denial of service, or complete destruction of critical data. Also, attacks could include subverting critical operations, such as water systems, electrical grids, and communication systems, and thus threaten public safety. Cyber-attacks are more widespread and dangerous than is generally recognized, even by people who should know. The attacks are certain to get worse. There is a never-ending evolutionary race between attack and defense. In this digital world, local government entities, even small ones, are not immune and their risks will grow as automated attack methods increase.

Finding 1 Ensuring critical cyber security tasks and activities are properly executed on a timely basis requires a designated individual to be accountable and responsible. Recommendation 1 That each public entity within Santa Barbara County designate an individual to be accountable and responsible to oversee cyber security.

1 Herjavec Group: The 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report. www.herjavecgroup.com/the-2019-official-annualcybercrime-report (Last visited 02/03/2020) 2 “Texas Ransomware attack to cost $12 million and more”, Cybersecurity Insiders, www.cybersecurityinsiders.com/texasransomware-attack-to-cost-12-million-and-more/ (Last visited 02/03/2020)

Resumen: Los Ataques Cibernéticos Amenazan Al Condado De Santa Barbara A nivel nacional, se produce un ciberataque al menos cada 39 segundos. A nivel mundial, se espera que el costo de los ataques cibernéticos sea de $6 trillones para el año 20211. El Gran Jurado del Condado de Santa Bárbara 2019-20 a través de su investigación aprendió que el Condado de Santa Bárbara, las ocho ciudades incorporadas y los distritos especiales dentro del Condado, en su conjunto, están lamentablemente mal preparados para un ciberataque. Tal ataque podría paralizar sus servicios y sistemas de datos. ¡El costo de reparar y recuperar estos sistemas podría ser de millones de dólares! 2 Los ataques a la seguridad cibernética incluyen corrupción o robo de datos, denegación de servicio o destrucción completa de datos críticos. Además, los ataques podrían incluir la subversión de operaciones críticas, como sistemas de agua, redes eléctricas y sistemas de comunicación, y por lo tanto amenazar la seguridad pública. Los ciberataques son más generalizados y peligrosos de lo que generalmente se reconoce, incluso por personas que deberían saberlo. Los ataques seguramente empeorarán. Hay una carrera evolutiva interminable entre ataque y defensa. En este mundo digital, las entidades del gobierno local, incluso las pequeñas, no son inmunes y sus riesgos crecerán a medida que aumenten los métodos de ataque automatizados.

Cyber security attacks include corruption or theft of data, denial of service, or complete destruction of critical data. Also, attacks could include subverting critical operations, such as water systems, electrical grids, and communication systems, and thus threaten public safety.

Finding 2 Most public entities within Santa Barbara County have an inadequate understanding of what communication and electronic systems they use and what data they maintain, and do not fully understand the risks, security issues and costs associated with the destruction of systems or loss of data. Recommendation 2 That each public entity within Santa Barbara County complete a full inventory of their data, electronic and communication systems and determine the related security risks. Finding 3 Some public entities within Santa Barbara County do not have a written cyber security plan. Recommendation 3 That each public entity within Santa Barbara County establish a written cyber security plan. Finding 4 Nationally, cyber-attacks on governmental organizations have been successful for many years and are occurring with more frequency and sophistication. Recommendation 4 That each public entity within Santa Barbara County take substantial steps to protect data from internal and external attacks or threats. Finding 5 Cyber-attackers use a number of methods to install malicious software on systems including access through backdoors, staff or employee carelessness, and known bugs in software. Recommendation 5a That each public entity within Santa Barbara County install and maintain current antivirus software to detect malware and other threats. Recommendation 5b That each public entity within Santa Barbara County install and update all operating software regularly. Recommendation 5c That each public entity within Santa Barbara County periodically train employees and then test their cyber security awareness. Recommendation 5d That each public entity within Santa Barbara County periodically ensure electronic systemrelated contractors have been trained for cyber security awareness. Finding 6 If data is lost or compromised for any reason, including cyber-attack, mechanical failure or error, the most cost effective and expedient way to recover is to have current data backups and a plan to reinstall it. Recommendation 6a That each public entity within Santa Barbara

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County create and implement a full backup and recovery plan. Recommendation 6b That each public entity within Santa Barbara County regularly update and test their backup and recovery plan. Finding 7 Some public entities within Santa Barbara County do not have any, or adequate, cyber insurance. Recommendation 7 That each public entity within Santa Barbara County secure adequate cyber insurance.

Finding 8 A cost-effective method to address cyber risks and concerns is to form an information sharing and learning consortium. Recommendation 8 That each public entity within Santa Barbara County that is unable to allocate adequate funds for cyber security develop a cybersecurity working group to establish best practices and share costs for education, expertise, and insurance.

Santa Barbara County to Vote on ExxonMobil Plan to Restart Offshore Platforms, Truck Oil in California

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ANTA BARBARA COUNTY has released the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) on ExxonMobil’s proposal to transport oil by tanker trucks so it can restart three drilling platforms off California, setting up a vote on the project. The plan calls for up to 70 oil-filled trucks per day on coastal Highway 101 and Route 166, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission is scheduled to hold hearings on the project on September 2nd and September 9th before voting on it. “ExxonMobil would put California communities and motorists in harm’s way, just to restart its dirty and dangerous offshore platforms,” shared Kristen Monsell, ocean legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Sending oil tanker trucks along California’s coastal highway all day and night risks deadly accidents. Santa Barbara County should reject this reckless plan and urge ExxonMobil to decommission its platforms. We should end offshore drilling along this beautiful, bountiful coastline, not revive it.” The FEIR concludes that there would be significant, unavoidable impacts from the project, including significant impacts on wildlife and cultural resources in the event of an oil spill from a tanker truck. “The county’s Final Environmental Impact Report fails to disclose the devastating impacts that will result if ExxonMobil is allowed to resume oil drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel and truck oil along our scenic highways,” added Linda Krop, chief counsel for the Environmental Defense Center, which represents Get Oil Out! and SBCAN. “ExxonMobil’s proposal will result in more oil spills, air pollution, and increased climate change at a time when we need to pursue clean energy alternatives.” A majority of Santa Barbara County voters say they oppose proposals to restart

ExxonMobil’s offshore drilling platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, according to a recent poll. Nearly three out of four respondents said they were concerned “about the safety of our local highways if up to 70 oil tanker trucks are allowed on our roads each day.” ExxonMobil’s three offshore platforms near Santa Barbara were shut down in 2015 after the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured and spilled hundreds of gallons of oil along the California coast. The company proposes to restart its platforms and load its offshore oil onto tanker trucks at its Las Flores Canyon processing facility. The trucks would transport up to 470,400 gallons of oil per day up to 140 miles to refineries in Kern County and Santa Maria. California suffers hundreds of oil-truck incidents a year, and many result in oil spills. There were 216 trucking accidents along the route from 2015 to 2020, California Highway Patrol data show. Offshore oil development also poses unacceptable risks of spills and air and water pollution. Oil spills near the Santa Barbara coastline threaten a wide range of federally protected endangered species, including blue whales, sea otters and California tiger salamanders. ExxonMobil to restart its offshore platforms and onshore processing facility will also generate enormous levels of greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to climate change, undermining goals set by the county’s Energy and Climate Action Plan adopted in May 2015. The coalitions opposing ExxonMobil’s trucking plan includes Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, 350 Santa Barbara, Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Defense Center, Food and Water Action, GOO!, SBCAN, Sierra Club’s Los Padres Chapter, UCSB Academic Senator Esmeralda QuinteroCubillan, and Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara County Chapter.


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COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health – July 29, 2020

Status update as of July 29, 2020.

Cottage Health is caring for a total of 277 patients across all campuses. 220 are acute care patients; 168 acute care beds remain available. Of the 220 acute care patients, 13 patients are on ventilators. 77 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators). Of the 220 acute care patients, 30 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 28 are confirmed COVID-19 positive. Of the 30 patients in isolation, 11 patients are in critical care. From July 13-19: 4,256 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 260 positive, 3,994 negative, 2 pending From July 20-26: 3,730 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 202 positive, 2,984 negative, 544 pending

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The community can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by frequent handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing face coverings. Community members can also help save lives by donating blood and plasma.

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Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons is Director of Quality and Research, Medical Education, and Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Cottage Health. Dr. Fitzgibbons notes, "Physicians and patients are battling against COVID-19 with limited tools available to treat this new virus, as the world's scientific community focuses intensely on the research that will lead us to the best treatments. At Cottage Health, we are very interested in the potential of convalescent plasma as a tool for fighting the virus in the most severe cases when patients are hospitalized. We rely on the generosity of recovered patients to donate their plasma. It can help us to help others." One person with COVID-19 antibodies can donate multiple units of plasma, potentially making a difference in the lives of several more people. Give Blood: Community members who are healthy can help patients in the hospital by giving blood at their local Vitalant blood donation center. Giving blood now could identify even more opportunity to help. All blood donations are tested for antibodies that could help hospitalized patients recover from COVID-19. If antibodies are found, the donor can apply to donate plasma. Vitalant offers a list of Central Coast blood donation centers at vitalant.org. Note: Vitalant does not provide testing for COVID-19, and people should not donate blood if they are sick. Give Plasma: People who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past and have fully recovered can apply directly with Vitalant to donate convalescent plasma to help others fighting the virus. Plasma donors must be symptom-free for 28 days prior to a donation. For details, visit vitalant.org/covidfree or call 866-CV-PLSMA (866-287-5762). The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. www.cottagehealth.org

Pandemic Famine Response

Identifying areas of increased food insecurity, researchers help coordinate humanitarian aid amid the pandemic

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HE COVID-19 CRISIS HAS MADE MANY THINGS LESS CERTAIN. For millions of people, this includes access to food. The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity across the globe, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), a partner of UC Santa Barbara’s Climate Hazards Center. The organization estimates that, across the 46 countries it monitors, 113 million people will need humanitarian food aid in 2020. This is roughly 25 percent more than the group anticipated prior to the pandemic, and an increase of about 31 percent over 2019. For more than a decade, the Climate Hazards Center (CHC) has provided critical analysis to FEWS NET, a project of the United States Agency for International Development, and is helping the organization craft its response to the pandemic. The CHC’s work focuses on identifying, early on, areas where droughts may create high levels of food insecurity. This information helps the U.S. Agency for International Development efficiently provide assistance to the right places at the right time. “In 2019, before the COVID-19 outbreak, the CHC was already helping the United States government cope with a very large increase in severe food insecurity across the globe,” said Chris Funk, the center’s director. Despite global economic growth over the past five years, factors such as conflict, extreme climate conditions, and growing wage gaps had led to more than 80 percent increases in the number of people needing humanitarian COVID-19 has exacerbated the number of people at risk of food insecurity this year, a number that was already on assistance. the rise. “Then COVID-19 struck,” Funk said. “In almost to effectively predict droughts in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. The forecast helped every country on the planet, including the U.S., many poor Chris Funk prevent potential famine conditions, saving lives. families are seeing reduced incomes and opportunities for work “In 2020, conditions once again look dangerous,” Funk said. decline.” Fortunately, the team has added a host of tools and techniques to their inventory since Illness and quarantine have restricted people’s ability to 2017. The latest drought early warning systems combine information from climate and work. And for those who contract the disease, increased health land models with satellite-based observations to provide staged depictions of drought. expenditures cut into resources that might otherwise have These enable longer forecasts, giving decision makers more time to prepare effective gone toward food. Border closures and trade restrictions have responses. hampered commerce, and a slowing global economy has driven “Our plan going forward is to support the East African members of our team in down demand for services. The result is dwindling employment producing a FEWS NET alert focused on East Africa, as the first step in a staged early opportunities and a loss of income. warning process,” Funk said. The team plans to start with very long-lead forecasts, then The pandemic has even impacted FEWS NET’s research in the transition to integrated monitoring and forecast systems to provide a seamless series of field. “Early on in the crisis our field scientist in southern Africa, alerts. Greg Husak Tamuka Magadzire, had a crop tour in Zambia cancelled,” said “The CHC is pioneering and applying cutting-edge drought early warning science,” CHC Principal Investigator Greg Husak. “Other field campaigns planned for East and Funk added, “and is sharing this science and data with counterparts in the developing West Africa have also been postponed or cancelled.” world.” In 2016 and 2017 the center worked with partners at several different federal agencies Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications


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