VOICE Magazine: August 11, 2023

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A photo history of Fiesta 15-19
In This Issue Community News...........................7, 9 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice 14 John Palminteri’s Community Voice 13 Harlan Green: Economic Voice................. 24 Classifieds, Legals 24-26 La Cumbre Plaza 28 Galleries & Art Venues..................29-31 VOICE Magazine cover story see page 2 Music Academy Art
And Fiesta Finale 27
29 Cinema Fiesta Memories
It’s a wrap. Daniel Kepl reviews the last Academy Festival Orchestra concert of the season 12 Eyes of War and Eyes of Hope opens at CAW. Portraits by Rich Wilkie.
Cover Photo courtesy of One805 Concert A free community concert at Elings Park 20 Flamenco International star
Losa and company lights Lobero stage 5 Courtesy Photo Photo courtesy of Elings Park Photo by Beatrix Mexi Molnar Planetarium SB
9 Calendar..20-22 Cinema.......23
Barbie has swept the universe. Daisy Scott reviews this soon-to-be award winning movie 22
Alfonso
Museum of Natural History upgrades Gladwin Planetarium
Photo by Jaap Buitendijk / Courtesy of Warner Bros.
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Photo by Zach Mendez
Presenting: MAROON 5 & More 4 - 10 pm, Friday September 22nd, 2023 For tickets, and auction visit: www.one805.org www.voicesb.com August 11, 2023 subscribe Local celebrities and entertainers donate their talents to One805 and Mental Health Support for our First Responders
Photo by Isaac Hernández de Lipa

A Concert By and For Community

One805LIVE! Returns with Maroon 5

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY to support its heroes. Born out of the Thomas Fire and 2018 Montecito debris flow, One805 has emerged as one of the fastest-growing local nonprofits completely devoted to supporting Santa Barbara County first responders.

Now, as summer wanes and fire season continues, this all-volunteer organization is tirelessly planning for its main annual fundraiser: the One805LIVE! concert, to be headlined by Maroon 5 from 4 to 10pm on September 22nd. All proceeds will directly benefit local first responders and their ongoing needs, including key mental health resources.

“They’re always there for us, and we as a community need to also be there for them,” said Richard Weston-Smith, Co-Founder and COO of One805. “They have needs that we can help with and it should be a two-way street.”

A nonprofit who knows how to party, One805 got its start with The Kick Ash Bash!, a benefit concert that raised over two million dollars for first responders in the aftermath of 2018’s tragedies.

However, first responders need support year-round, not only in an emergency. Recognizing the need for consistent financial assistance countywide, Weston-Smith and his peers established One805 as a permanent nonprofit. To date, the organization has distributed $1.6 million and is championed by regional celebrities, other non-profits, and first responder community leaders.

“It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a rock star, a film star, or a school teacher or sales clerk, we all need our first responders sooner or later,” voiced Kirsten Cavendish, One805 CEO. “First responders serve everybody in our community, regardless of demographic background, income, race, location — they serve all of us equally.”

One805’s most distinctive factor is its Advisory Council, which includes the heads of all eleven first responder departments across Santa Barbara County. This allows first responders to directly determine the best uses for raised funds.

This process has proved especially meaningful for securing mental health resources. About a year and a half ago, At Ease, an organization that provided

counseling to firefighters and first responders, notified the county they would soon be unable to continue funding those services.

Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig, who sits on the One805 Advisory Council along with the city fire chiefs, approached the nonprofit with the problem. Now, One805 provides the approximately $140,000 a year necessary to ensure every firefighter in the County has access to 24/7, 365 days a year counseling services.

Hartwig, who did not have access to mental health resources when he first began working as a firefighter 31 years ago, expressed profound appreciation for One805’s support of these vital services. He praised the growing awareness of mental health, and how he encourages his team to utilize professional resources.

“When I welcome recruits I say, ‘listen, take it from someone who’s lived this job for 30 years, this job will leave you with images, memories, experiences that are going to impact the way you live your life,’” shared Hartwig. “You will have the [mental health] resources and you are expected to use those resources in day-to-day activity.”

This year’s One805LIVE! concert will ensure first responders continue to have access to these mental health resources, as well as raise funds for any additional equipment or resource needs. Hosted at actor Kevin Costner’s Montecito estate, pop-rock band Maroon 5 will headline a jamming line-up of volunteer musical talent, including Elliot Easton of The Cars as well as Steve Postell & The Night Train Music Club.

Add an auction full of unique experiences and autographed instruments from beloved bands, and One805LIVE! will truly be a concert by and for the Santa Barbara community.

“One805 is representative, in my mind, of the heart of the community,” said Hartwig. “It’s really a gathering place of people who want to give back to the community more than what they give already through their tax dollars.”

For concert tickets and to donate to One805 visit www.one805.org

AUCTION OPPORTUNITY

Guitars autographed by Katy Perry, Maroon 5, and Kevin Costner; a VIP concert experience with legendary electric rock band Depeche Mode; luxury cruises and hotel stays — these fabulous items, along with many others, can now be bid on via One805’s online auction.

With more items and experiences to be added, this finely-curated auction invites community members to help support One805 even if they are unable to attend the One805Live! concert. To view and bid on items, visit: www.one805.org

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Richard Weston-Smith, Co-Founder and COO of One805 Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig Photos courtesy of One805 Maroon 5 performs September 22nd
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Alfonso Losa and company bring their magic to Santa Barbara

IN FLAMENCO, when the magic happens they call it duende (an elf or its magic). This more commonly occurs in intimate musical gatherings or juergas, but it’s possible in larger venues when the spell cast sends chills. At the Lobero last Friday, Alfonso Losa’s Flamenco: Espacio Creativo (Flamenco: Creative Space) had the audience enraptured.

We’d been looking forward to seeing Losa (award winner for dance at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas in La Unión) and his Madrid-style flamenco influenced by Spanish classical dance. We weren’t the only ones. The Flamenco Arts Festival’s decision to move their annual Gala Performance to Fiesta Friday was popular. Not only were they sold out, but the Fiesta audience was educated, knowledgeable, and

participatory, which helped the duende to appear.

The show began with Alfonso Losa accompanied by singer (cantaora) Ángeles Toledano and the haunting guitar of Francisco Vinuesa (also musical director), all wearing black against a smoky black backdrop, lit dramatically. Soon cantaor Antonio Luque “Canito” joins in, also in black. By the time Concha Jareño shows up in a bright red bata de cola (a flamenco dress with a long tail) the duende is already knocking at the door. Her dress seems alive, another dancer itself, performing seemingly impossible moves as if embrujado (bewitched). At the dramatic conclusion of her number the audience roars and leaps up in an early standing ovation.

And then Alfonso Losa appears to majestically command the stage, in absolute silence before breaking into zapateado, rapid-fire percussive footwork. Each song weaves seamlessly into the one after. With many numbers, choreographers Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños did a wonderful job with transitions, blending one into the next with lighting, movement, and smoke. Losa captivates, sometimes in moving duets from Cañito and Toledano and always with perfect timing, dramatic and surprising gestures and splendid footwork expressing an emotional gamut of delight, joy, playfulness, shock, sorrow, rage, and pain. He has his own style, built on a framework of solid classical training, that includes an electric shake in a display of controlled chaos.

Mizuho Sato, who together with guitarist Jesse Torre drove from San Francisco that same day to perform outside the Lobero before the main performance, said it best: “This was the best show in my entire life!”

Javier Mañas Awarded

Flamenco Arts Festival president Vibiana presented the Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts to Javier Rodríguez Mañas, Consul of Tourism Affairs of the Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles, “in recognition of a lifetime of significant contributions, dedication, and commitment to the art of flamenco.”

“Senior Mañas has been a friend and a major influence on the Flamenco Arts Festival and to many other flamenco organizations and individuals for the last five years,” she said. “He has helped to promote the art of flamenco and Spanish culture, tradition, and history in the U.S. West Coast through his generous contributions and has added immeasurably to the success of the Flamenco Arts Festival. Mr. Mañas will be leaving his post in Los Angeles on September 1st and his departure will be greatly felt. The FAF Board is truly grateful for his friendship, and we thank him for his generosity.”

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Flamenco Arts Festival Gala Performance
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the Authors: Nancy Black and Madrid-born Isaac Hernández are married and produce films in Santa Barbara as Mercury Press International. They have both grown up with flamenco. Nancy’s father, Ricardo Black “El Quijote” is a flamenco singer and guitar player who has performed at the prestigious Bienal de Sevilla. Isaac’s father, Enrique Hernandez-Luike was a publisher won five Las Minas awards for flamenco lyrics as well as the Antonio Machado poetry award from the City of Sevilla, and published several books of coplas flamencas.
Mizuho Sato, José Cortés, Alfonso Losa, Manuel Gutiérrez, Concha Jareño, Jesse Torre, Francisco Vinuesa, and Javier Mañas. On the floor: Ángeles Toledano
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Jennifer Macdonald Takes Over as CommUnify’s Director of Children’s Services

JENNIFER MACDONALD has been appointed as Director of Children’s Services for CommUnify following the retirement of Lorraine Neenan, who served the organization for more than twenty years. Effective August 1st, Macdonald will oversee CommUnify’s 23 Head Start and Early Head Start campuses, and the 200 plus staff who work at those locations throughout Santa Barbara County. Macdonald has worked in the field of early childhood education for 30 years, including the past 12 years with CommUnify’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and most recently as the Associate Director for Children’s Services. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Sonoma State University, and an Associate’s degree in liberal studies from Allan Hancock College, Macdonald is currently completing coursework towards her master’s degree in education from University of Massachusetts Global and is credentialed as a Head Start Director by the National Head Start Association. www.CommUnifySB.org

Celebrate Pride by the Beach!

CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT OUR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY when the Pacific Pride Foundation hosts its Pacific Pride Festival at Chase Palm Park Field on Saturday, August 26th, from 11am to 7pm. The festival is free and open to all ages.

“This year’s festival finds us at a time when an increase in attacks against members of the LGBTQ+ community, both nationally and locally, have targeted those we love through legislation and acts of intimidation,” says Kristin Flickinger, Executive Director of PPF. “Pride is about celebrating each individual in their fullness. The PPF Pride Committee along with our entire board and staff are excited to again collaborate with dozens of organizations and leaders across Santa Barbara County to ensure all of the LGBTQ+ community feel safe, loved and celebrated at this year’s Pacific Pride Festival.”

The festival will feature a full line up of live entertainment including headliner, Calypso Jeté Balmain. Specific areas will focus on arts, health, social justice and more. There will also be mini events happening around the festival grounds, food trucks, a beer garden, and a sober space named “Sparkletown.”

The 2023 Pacific Pride Festival prioritizes the themes of Belonging and Access, working to ensure all are able to participate in Pride as well as feel comfortable and safe. Accommodations for language access will include Spanish interpretation and as well as ASL. A designated raised platform developed to allow for those in wheelchairs to view on-stage talent. Festival grounds will feature on-site security. www.PacificPrideFoundation.org

Celebrate Philanthropy 2023 Nominations Open

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE MAKING A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE WITHIN THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY?

Nominations are open for the Celebrate Philanthropy 2023 event, coordinated by the Santa Barbara Foundation. Santa Maria Valley residents are invited to submit a nomination for any individual, couples, or family who, through direct service or financial support, have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work. Nominations must be made by September 8th. The event itself will be held from 11:30am to 1:30pm on November 2nd at the Santa Maria Country Club.

To submit a nomination, visit www.sbfoundation.org/news-events/celebrate-philanthropy

Caring Together Santa Barbara County Awarded Funds to Implement Accountable Community for Health Platform

TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EQUITY, Caring Together Santa Barbara County (CTSBC) will be awarded $500,000 in funding from the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI). The funds, which will be distributed over a 30-month period, will be used to implement an Accountable Community for Health (ACH), a sustainable platform for aligning local health and social services while centering community voice and equity.

“Caring Together Santa Barbara County brings together 41 partner organizations to address the urgent needs of caregivers. We’re proud to have been chosen to implement this innovative approach to improving the health and well-being of our community,” said Lisa Brabo, CEO of Family Service Agency. “This funding will help us meet our goal of adopting and incorporating diversity, inclusion, and equity/anti-racism principles throughout all partnership activities.”

ACHs unite many sectors and players within a community to transform local care systems, as well as center residents’ voices and needs in making decisions. This empowers communities to address persistent and emerging health challenges, was well as social inequities, in holistic ways.

Family Service Agency, Cottage Health Coast Caregiver Resource Center, Alliloop, Children & Family Resource Services, Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, and the Family Caregiver Support Program at Dignity Health-Marian Regional Medical Center have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate broad-based community engagement.

The collaborative partnership will work with the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services and the California Department of Aging to establish coordinated county-wide data gathering, assessment and reporting systems; hold a Caregiver Health Equity Forum; and demonstrate community-centered approaches that center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Anti-Racism (DEI/AR) in supporting caregivers. www.fsacares.org

SB Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Earn Five-Star Rating for Quality Care & Patient Safety

ATESTIMONY TO THE LEVEL OF HEALTHCARE provided within our community, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH) and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (GVCH) have earned a five-star rating, the highest rating possible, on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2023 quality star rating report. SBCH and GVCH are among 10 percent of surveyed U.S. hospitals that received five stars.

“Our priority every day is to deliver the best possible care to all our patients,” said Dr. Babji Mesipam, Chief Medical Quality Officer for Cottage Health. “This recognition is a testament to our team’s commitment to delivering quality care and patient safety at all levels of our organization.”

The CMS rating system was designed to increase healthcare transparency and help patients make informed decisions when selecting a hospital. Hospitals report quality data to CMS through multiple reporting programs. The overall star rating uses quality measures across five areas: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. The CMS five-star ratings were announced on the heels of other recent Cottage Health accolades, including Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital’s recent Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Rural Bronze recognition. www.cottagehealth.org

Four Public Forums to be Held on Elings Park Project

LEARN AND COMMENT ON THE UPCOMING CLEARING OF INVASIVE PLANTS at Elings Park when the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and Elings Park hosts its upcoming series of public meetings. Called the Landscape Transformation Project, the collaborative project will clear one acre of the park of invasive plants and then be replanted with California-native species. The effects will then be documented to benefit ongoing and future research. Meetings will be hosted by Denise Knapp, Ph.D., the Garden’s director of conservation and research, and Scot Pipkin, director of education.

“Native plants lay the foundation that supports all life on Earth. Through the transformation at Elings Park, we’ll be able to demonstrate, through science, the value of native plants and a healthy ecosystem,” said Dr. Knapp. “We want the public not only to hear about what we hope to achieve but to weigh in on our plans. Later, they’ll have a chance to get their hands dirty as we plant and tend to the plants.”

A Zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16th from 6:30 to 8 pm, with a recording to be posted for future viewings on the Garden’s website. In-person meetings at Elings Park will take place on Saturday, August 19th from 10:30am to noon, and on September 5th from 5:30 to 7pm at Godric Grove.

On Wednesday September 13th, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Blaksley Library will host a meting from 5:30 to 7pm. Attendance to these meetings is free. www.sbbotanicgarden.org

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Jennifer MacDonald

september

Call for Entries:

Submissions are now open for VOICE Gallery’s September 2023 exhibition: Autumn Arias

To participate: email up to three entries to artcall@voicesb.art by August 23rd. Label images with artist name and piece name. Include: Image, artist, title, material, dimensions, price Entry fee for accepted admissions: $40-1st piece; $35-2nd, & $30-3rd piece. All pieces must be wired or pedestal ready.

Sales: 70% to artist / 15% to gallery / 15% Opera Santa Barbara.

Art Drop Off: Accepted art must be dropped off between 10am and 1pm Friday, September 1st.

Exhibition Dates: September 2nd to 30th, 2023

Receptions: 1st Thursday reception September 7th and 3rd Friday reception Sept 15th

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Habitat Santa Barbara Presented $46,000 for Affordable Homeownership Program

ACELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY SPIRIT

kicked off Fiesta week when Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County (Habitat) and the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (SBAOR) commemorated their year-long partnership at a soldout Fiesta-themed event at the SBAOR headquarters on Chapala St. During the festivities, SBAOR presented Habitat with a $46,000 check to fund its next affordable housing build, the Cota St. Affordable Homes.

“We extend our deep gratitude for the multi-tiered partnership with the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors,” said Jessica Wishan de L’Arbre, Habitat Santa Barbara CEO. “Our two organizations have a shared focus on the importance of housing as a foundation for building community, and the gift is just one of many examples.”

Habitat Santa Barbara was chosen for partnership with SBAOR in Fall 2022 after a competitive application

process. As a result, Habitat was the 2023 beneficiary of SBAOR’s annual golf tournament, which was held this past May at Glen Annie golf course in Goleta. In addition to this significant financial support, SBAOR has also provided volunteers to assist with Habitat’s critical home repair program as well as their exterior maintenance program, called “A Brush With Kindness.”

SBAOR volunteers will work side by side with Habitat staff to repair and beautify a home in the Westside neighborhood later this fall. The SBAOR team will participate by assisting with landscaping, exterior maintenance, and general neighborhood clean-up.

Erin Bonski New Executive Director for Santa Barbara Choral Society

ERIN BONSKI has been appointed the new Executive Director of Santa Barbara Choral Society by the organization’s Board of Directors. In this role, she will manage all day-to-day operations for the chorus, as well as collaborations with other local professional arts organizations. A musician herself, Bonski is currently the Music Director at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara, and a collaborative pianist at Westmont College. She also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Her past ten years of experience includes developing community music programs for local non-profit organizations such as A-OK and ICAN, as well as serving as Artistic Director for the American Riviera Children’s Chorus. She holds certificates in arts leadership and project management. www.sbchoral.org

El Encanto Launches Seasons in Bloom

ADELIGHTFUL ESCAPE FROM CITY LIFE, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel is inviting invites wellness enthusiasts to enjoy its new initiative “Seasons in Bloom,” a yearlong program offering immersive, gardenthemed activities thoughtfully designed to celebrate El Encanto’s sensorial gardens and an intimate connection to nature.

Visitors have a broad range of experiences to choose from, including: Afternoon Tea Steeped in Enchantment; Discover the Powers of Kelp; Plant with Purpose at Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens; Wellness Experiences Rooted in Nature; and Locally Crafted Cuisine. Visit www.belmond.com/elencanto.com or contact reservations.ele@belmond.com

“SBAOR has partnered with us throughout the past 12 months,” said de L’Arbre. “We are so impressed with their members’ fundraising, volunteer support, and interest in learning more about the value in, and need for affordable housing.”

The $46,000 check presented at the Fiesta party will directly support the Cota St. Affordable Homes, the fifth affordable housing build by Habitat Santa Barbara. The project will include six new construction homes and one rehabilitated home that will be sold at affordable mortgages to low-income families. The homes will be built by the homeowners alongside volunteers under the supervision of licensed contractors, with construction expected to begin in summer 2024.

The SBAOR party attendees enjoyed delicious food, live music, and dance performances by the Junior Spirit and Spirit of Fiesta. www.sbhabitat.org/cota-street-faqs

Updated Projection System at Gladwin Planetarium Leaves Viewers Star Struck

THE STARS SEEM THAT MUCH CLOSER thanks to new technology recently added to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Gladwin Planetarium. A favorite among museum attendees, the planetarium now features an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 7 dual-projection system with 4K resolution.

“Like many lifelong Santa Barbarans, I remember coming to the planetarium as a child. It was magical – we could see the stars in the middle of the day!” reflects Krissie Cook, who has served the Museum’s Astronomy Programs in many capacities over the years. “Now the Museum is updating the magic with a highresolution system that downloads the newest images from space. You can travel on an immersive journey through the stars that will leave you breathless with excitement.”

As the only public planetarium in the tri-county region, the facility is run by passionate staff and volunteers. In addition to inspiring guests with daily shows in the summer and weekend shows, the planetarium serves kindergarten through fifth grade students. Gladwin Planetarium is also the site of astronomy labs for students of all ages.

Established in 1957 as a gift of Mrs. Harold S. Gladwin, the planetarium’s technology first converted to a digital projection system in 2005. With the generous support of Mission Creek Legacy Society member Victor Atkins and others, the planetarium was remodeled with a Digistar 3 SP full-dome digital projection system which allowed visitors to take a virtual flight through the stars. Other renovations included a digital Astro-FX automation system, an LED cove-lighting system, a new surround-sound system, and new theater-style seats. In 2011, Mr. Atkins and the Hutton Parker Foundation supported the Museum’s planetarium upgrade to a Digistar 5 projector. More recently, a major software upgrade gave the Museum access to a wider variety of programming and paved the way for today’s shows using the latest images from space.

The new, major upgrade —requiring an investment of over $500,000 — was made possible by a small group of generous Museum supporters who value the importance of its Astronomy Programs. www.sbnature.org/astronomy

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Scene from The Birth of Planet Earth, now showing at Gladwin Planetarium Erin Bonski

Our 11th annual Heroes of Hospice luncheon will take place on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, in person, from 11am to 1:30pm at the Rosewood Miramar Beach

2023 Honorees Include:

Charlie Zimmer - Lifetime Hero Award

Santa Barbara Foundation - Philanthropy Hero Award

HSB’s Patient Care Services Team - Staff Hero Award

Come gather with fellow supporters to celebrate HSB’s wonderful work in the community and enjoy inspiring speakers, music, food and drinks.

www.hospiceofsb.org

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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!

Celebrating Latin American Heritage

TRUMPET STILETTOS, strumming guitars, dramatic vocals, and swirling dancers can all be expected during this year's ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! season. A community outreach initiative, ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings performers and the community together to share in Latin American heritage. Building bridges with free live performances, the family friendly events are held throughout Santa Barbara County.

“All of the artists who perform for Viva el Arte understand and respect the integrity and the joy of our Spanish-speaking community,” said Celesta M. Billeci, Miller McCune Executive Director, UCSB Arts & Lectures. “Keeping the events free of charge and easily accessible in locations where people already gather means that these performances get embedded in the fabric of life in each of the areas Viva serves, from the east side of Santa Barbara to Isla Vista and Guadalupe. It’s a chance to share your culture with your family and friends without having to travel far, spend money or disrupt your routine.”

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is presented through a collaboration between UCSB Arts & Lectures, The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, and Isla Vista School Parent Teacher Association.

Starting off Viva’s celebratory season in September, Grammy nominee and Ventura-based singer, Perla Batalla, will perform heartswelling songs expressing her love for her mestiza identity. She will be at Isla Vista Elementary on September 8th, Guadalupe City Hall on September 9th, and the Marjorie Luke Theater on September 10th.

The following month, the dance company Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, tells stories of Mexican heritage through original choreography inspired by traditional folk dance. Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles is performing at Isla Vista Elementary October 13th, Guadalupe City Hall on October 14th, and the Majorie Luke Theatre on October 15th.

America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Ángeles

performances bring beauty and spirit. In a musical landscape that is often written by men for male perspectives, they blaze a trail for many Latina mariachi musicians. Mariachi Reyna de Los Ángeles are creating their own history and are performing at Isla Vista Elementary January 19th, Guadalupe City Hall on January 20th, and the Marjorie Luke Theatre on January 21st

An Afro-Latin music group, Quitapenas, known for their uplifting lyrics and tropical combo, they create unity and uplift spirits when performing. Quitapenas, translates as “To remove worries,” which is exactly what they do through their music, making audiences want to get up and groove. They will perform March 8th at Isla Vista Elementary, March 9th at Guadalupe City Hall, and March 10th at Marjorie Luke Theatre.

Viva el Arte’s power is its ability to bring people and communities together.

“The playful mixing of traditional and contemporary styles gives people lots to talk about. Where someone from one generation might see a group like Las Cafeteras, who were here last spring, as representing the son jarocho tradition coming out of Veracruz, another person might identify them with east-side Los Angeles, where they grew up and learned to play. And both of them would be right! That’s the kind of imaginative exchange between generations that brings these communities together.” Billeci explained.

Jarabe Mexicano, who highlight the spirit of their border roots, mixed with their brand of "Bordeño-Soul,” will headline the final Viva el Arte performance series. They will fill the stage at Isla Vista Elementary on May 17th, May 18th at Guadalupe City Hall, and May 19th at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. Singing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish they complement dramatic vocals with traditional Mariachi string instruments and Norteño-inspired drums.

Learn more at: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/learn/viva-el-arte-de-santa-barbara/

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Perla Batalla Jarabe Mexicano Quitapenas Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles Photos courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures Mariachi Reyna de Los Ángeles

Music Academy Festival Orchestra

Finnish Conductor

Hannu Lintu:

Painting Big Pictures

BRINGING TO VIVID LIFE, through a tsunami of orchestral color and valorous sound pageantry, two of the most explicitly narrative tone poems of the Romantic era, Richard Strauss’ monumental 55 minute long throughcomposed masterpiece, Ein Heldenleben: A Hero’s Life, Op. 40 (1898) and Tchaikovksy’s eponymous tribute to eternal love, the Overture-Fantasia Romeo and Juliet (1880), The Music Academy Festival Orchestra’s wrapped their 2023 summer season last Saturday at the Granada Theatre.

Tall, lean, long armed, and possibly endowed with extra digits on each of his ten fingers, Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor of Finnish National Opera and Ballet, wrapped his mind, body, and expressive arms around the task of painting these two graphic musical narratives in a manner that might illuminate and inspire. He succeeded handsomely.

Strauss calls for an enormous orchestra for Ein Heldenleben which opened Saturday’s concert. Several Music Academy faculty members joined the orchestra Fellows to help achieve the composer’s sonic demands. Nine horns, two harps, and two E-flat trumpets boosted the already huge string, wind, brass, and percussion sections of the orchestra to manifest a glimpse into the composer’s massive vision; nothing less than an expression through music, of the pan-Germanic ideal taking shape in the last part of the nineteenth century that ultimately became the modern German state.

Though performed without pause, Ein Heldenleben does segue through several episodic changes in temperament and mood. Strauss later withdrew reference to specific section titles after audiences began to think the work might be about his own life story, filled as Ein Heldenleben is with musical motifs from Strauss’ other tone poems

– Also sprach Zarathustra, Till Eulenspiegel, Don Quixote, Don Juan, and Death and Transfiguration

The hero motif is intoned at the beginning of the piece, the hero’s adversaries are musically diagrammed next, and the obligatory love companion is exquisitely developed musically in the third sequence of the tone poem. Battle scenes and works of peace that follow victory serve as denouement to the hero’s ultimate retirement from this world and completion of life’s journey.

No stranger to the art of illuminating all manner of complex visual/musical scenes in his role as Chief Conductor at Finnish National Opera, Lintu danced and prowled the tiny confines of the Granada’s podium, leaning precariously this way, then that as he addressed various matters of balance, color, and subtext in Strauss’ magnum opus. During the battle sequence, which contains some of the most powerful brass ensemble writing in the repertoire,

Lintu flung his arms in cyclonic fits on more than one occasion to describe the imaginary scene. The Festival Orchestra responded appropriately, caught in the conductor’s overwhelming energy vortex. Making nearly tangible his long-armed embrace of the entire orchestra during spacious arcs of lush string sound, or broad woodwind passages, Lintu breathed in his colleagues’ enthusiasm to please, and exhaled with every sinew of his lithe physique and expressive intellect wave after wave of simply gorgeous music making. The hour-long Ein Heldenleben narrative flew by. That’s synergy.

After a needed intermission to gossip about the epic Strauss tone poem just heard, Lintu and the Festival Orchestra gave us exactly what we needed to wind down the evening, Tchaikovsky’s bittersweet yet somehow hopeful tone poem Romeo and Juliet, in a performance that shimmered with well-prepared sectional balances, featured carefully tapered and extended phrasing, and focused the confrontational sequences between rival Montague and Capulet clans on the musical virtues of clean articulation and controlled dynamic. A first-rate performance.

Finnish Conductor Hannu Lintu Music Academy President & Chief Executive Officer Scott Reed accepted the mic from Maurice Singer, Board Chair Photos by Zach Mendez
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Local Hispanic and Latino Business Leaders Honored Leading up to Fiesta

The Eddy Brings Local Marketplace Charm to Downtown Santa Barbara

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST: The Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated with a special Fiesta party this evening at American Riviera Bank in Santa Barbara. There was music, food, friends, collaborations and a spirited gathering.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND: Stopping by to congratulate the winner of the Latino Business Awards for “Best Customer Service”... Viva! Santa Barbara and owner Rafa Martel. Viva! Santa Barbara is located in Paseo Nuevo shopping plaza.

After the fun... City of Santa Barbara Cleans Up After Old Spanish Days

MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH: The early morning crews Monday worked vigorously to clean up the remaining confetti and trash from Old Spanish Days. It will likely take several days. Confetti in the landscaping and between the bricks will take the longest to get out.

Thousands of people came out for Fiesta and many were cracking the colorful confetti-filled eggs. The workers were using blowers, a street sweeper, brooms, rakes and a power washer.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH: In the spirit of neighborhood markets, The Eddy emerges in Santa Barbara’s downtown. The owners hope more similar businesses fill vacancies and revitalize the area. The Eddy has unique items, brands and customer suggested offerings. It is located

on the corner of De la Guerra and Santa Barbara St.

“Coming from San Francisco where every city block has something of that nature, I wanted to kind of fill that need and also make it a place of discovery has been really fun and then talking to the community to see what they want on the shelves,” said Alex Suhadolnik, co-owner.

Local Law Enforcement Updates

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND: AMR, police and fire were called when two girls went down on an electric bike in downtown Santa Barbara this afternoon about 1:15pm. One had a leg injury. The crash occurred on State and Canon Perdido. Full details are not known.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND: Santa Barbara Sheriff on the look out for a male suspect in a small gray sedan reportedly stealing mail this week from Montecito including most recently on Buena Vista. The license comes back to El Monte. (Source: Roger Dodger)

John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/ Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights.

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History Docks in Santa Barbara

STANDING ON THE DECK OF THE MAGNIFICENT TALL SHIP, San Salvador, docked at the harbor to celebrate Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days, my imagination transported me to a time when explorers sailed the seven seas searching for new navigation routes and territories yet undiscovered. During that period Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was commissioned by the Viceroy of New Spain to lead an expedition of the Pacific coast in search of trade opportunities and a way to China (the northern Pacific was still unknown at the time) or to find the mythical strait (the Northwest Passage) connecting the Pacific to the Hudson Bay. The deck of the San Salvador became my time machine!

In June of 1542, Cabrillo set sail from Navidad, Mexico with three ships of his own design, the 200 ton galleon flagship San Salvador, the smaller 100 ton La Victoria, and the 26 oared frigate, San Miguel. Before the end of the month they had entered yet uncharted waters where no Spanish ships had been before. Landing in what is now San Diego, the fleet continued north along the California coast visiting an array of islands that included Santa Cruz, Catalina, San Clemente, Anacapa, and San Miguel, along with numerous coastal villages, including Santa Barbara, recording names and population counts. The expedition made its way as far north as the Russian River but seasonal storms forced them south again settling in Monterey Bay, completely missing the entrance to San Francisco Bay shrouded in fog.

The Cabrillo expedition faced serious hardships, events that go hand-in-hand with a mission of discovery, including a series of life threatening challenges; being buffeted by violent storms and navigational mishaps along with illness and dissension aboard ship. An untreated infection would claim the life of Cabrillo himself. Although the expedition continued after his death, Spain did not revisit the area again until 1769, returning with soldiers and missionaries. Mysteries remain, along with numerous unknowns, regarding this chapter of California history, beginning with Cabrillo’s birthplace. Was he from Spain or Portugal? Both claim him. There was no official record of Cabrillo’s discoveries other then anecdotal and what historians uncovered much later. And where was Juan Cabrillo’s final resting place? Present lore places his grave anywhere from Santa Catalina to San Miguel Island.

Upon its arrival in Santa Barbara the replica of the San Salvador was greeted by a Chumash tomol (canoe), much like its welcome in 1542. Moored at the city dock near the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, the tall ship came to us from the San Diego Maritime Museum and is part of the museum’s fleet of historic and replicated ships. This historically precise replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s flagship was constructed fully in public view and presented an opportunity to see an example of

sixteenth century shipbuilding, the first modern industrial activity in the Americas. The replica galleon is 92 feet long with a beam of 24 feet. San Salvador was launched on San Diego Bay and made her public debut in September of 2015.

Old Spanish Days El Presidente and SBMM board member David Bolton, who greeted his guests as they boarded the ship, shared, “It’s a great honor and privilege for Santa Barbara’s Maritime Museum to partner with the Maritime Museum in San Diego during Fiesta week, a time to celebrate our history, traditions, and culture and to share the San Salvador with our community.” The San Salvador’s visit was generously sponsored by the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Old Spanish Days, Rick Oshay, and Teresa Kuskey.

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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to VOICE Photos by Isaac Hernandez Chumash representatives greet the ship San Salvador Old Spanish Days El Presidente David Bolton welcomes visitors onto the San Salvador The San Salvador docks in the Santa Barbara harbor Photo by Sigrid Toye

Let's Fiesta! Fiesta La Pequeña

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Fiesta... So many moments to remember!

Let's Fiesta!

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DIGS @ the Santa Barbara Zoo
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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone

SBCC SCHOOL OF EXTENDED LEARNING OPEN HOUSE

Learn about available classes and resources to keep learning • SBCC Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Rd. • Free • www.sbcc.edu/extendedlearning • 11am-2pm Sa, 8/12.

IRSCL 2023 CONGRESS: ECOLOGIES OF CHILDHOOD

Academic conference on children’s literature • UCSB, University Center • Registration details: www.irscl2023.org • Sa, 8/12-8/16.

MUSIC

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

Listen to Mr. Chris Norton and his Big Band; DJ Darla Bea • Elings Park • $29, kids under 12 free • https://tinyurl.com/52chpe2t • 5-10pm Sa, 8/12.

DMK STUDIO OPEN HOUSE

Night of Broadway music • SB School of Performing Arts • Location sent with ticket • www.daurikennedy.com • $20 suggested donation • 7pm Sa, 8/12.

OUTDOORS

STAR PARTY

Afterparty: Think Ink An Adults-Only Moxi Bash

Embrace your inner child and dance, create, and play your way through the MOXI Museum when it hosts its Afterparty: Think Ink, from 7 to 10pm on Saturday, August 12th. Bring your own clothing items to screen print with MindGarden creative studio, draw with Lotusland, sample local food and drink, and dance on the roof to DJ Gavin Roy Presents and eclectic reggae jams by Rey Fresco. For tickets (ages 21+, $35-45) visit www.moxi.org

Friday

CHILDREN

August 11th

START WITH ART

Woodblock printing craft for kids • State St. in front of Museum of Art • Free • 2-3pm Fr, 8/11.

COMEDY

NURSE BLAKE: SHOCK ADVISED TOUR

Comedy show about the ups and downs of nursing • Granada Theatre • $48-93 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm Fr, 8/11.

DANCE

LA SYLPHIDE WITH SELECTED WORKS

Goleta School of Ballet student performance • Center Stage Theater • $18-23 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7pm Fr, 8/11.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

EAT YOUR FLOWERS

Botanist/author Loria Stern discusses cooking with flowers • Lotusland • $150-225 • www.lotusland.org • 3-6pm Fr, 8/11.

MUSIC SUMMER SERENADE SERIES

Picnic to live music • SB Botanic Garden • $10-25 •

Music Under the Stars with Chris Norton

Explore the night sky • SB Museum of Natural History, Palmer Observatory • Free • 8:30-10pm Sa, 8/12.

SPECIAL EVENTS

QUEER CLIMB NIGHT

LGBTQ+ friendly rock climb night • SB Rock Gym • Free-$15 • 5-8pm Sa, 8/12.

AFTERPARTY: THINK INK

Party at the MOXI after hours • MOXI Museum • $35 • www.moxi.org • 7-10pm Sa, 8/12.

Dance to a swinging outdoor concert when Chris Norton and his Big Band, joined by special guest DJ Darla Bea, perform at Elings Park from 5 to 10pm on Saturday, August 12th. Picnics are welcome, with plenty of food trucks on-site. For tickets ($29; children 12 and under free) visit www.elingspark.org/events-tickets

www.sbaviators.org • 12-3pm Su, 8/13.

Monday • August 14th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

PARLIAMO! ITALIAN CONVERSATION

All levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon.

Wednesday • August 16th

CHILDREN

LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY

Free, nutritious meal for kids and teens • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • 11:30am-12:30pm We.

STORYTIME READ-ALOUD

www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 5:30-7pm Fr, 8/11.

THE MIGHTY CASH CATS

Johnny Cash tribute concert • SOhO • $15-20 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Fr, 8/11.

SPECIAL EVENTS

GEM FAIRE

Shop crystals, beads, and jewelry

• Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7 • https://gemfaire.com • 12-6pm Fr, 8/11; 10am-6pm Sa, 8/12; 10am-5pm Su, 8/13.

TEENS

TEEN ANIME & MANGA CLUB

Meet other fans • Faulkner Gallery • Free • 4-5:30pm Fr, 8/11.

Saturday • August 12th

CHILDREN

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID PARTY

Crafts, contests, and more • Faulkner Gallery • Free • 2:30-4pm Sa, 8/12.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

YOUTH ORGANIZING SUMMIT

Learn how to organize for social justice issues • SBCC Business and Communications Building • Free, Spanish interpretation • 9:30am-4pm Sa, 8/12.

Sunday •

MUSIC

SON ENRICO

August 13th

Latin jazz concert • Jazz Society of SB • SOhO • $10-25 • www.sohosb.com • 1-4pm Su, 8/13.

FATHER JOHN MISTY + THE HEAD AND THE HEART

Indie rock • SB Bowl • $41.50-92.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 6pm Su, 8/13.

OUTDOORS

BEACH CLEANUP

Care for our shoreline • Explore Ecology • Arroyo Burro Beach • 10am-12pm Su, 8/13.

SB LAWN BOWLS CLUB OPEN HOUSE

Free lessons • 1216 De La Vina St. • 12-3pm Su, 8/13.

SB ROLLERS

Roller skate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.

SKATE JAM WORKSHOP

Roller skating lessons and roller disco • Community Arts Workshop • $25-15 • www.sbcaw.org • Workshop 4-6pm, disco 6:30-8pm Su, 8/13.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SB AVIATORS PILOT PICNIC AND FLY-IN

For pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and families • SB Airport • $5-10 •

Tuesday • August 15th

MUSIC

MUSIC AT THE RANCH

Concert by Moneluv, Mony's & Sassafrass Food Trucks • Stow House • Free • 5:30-7:30pm Tu, 8/15.

OUTDOORS

STUDENT TEA SESSION

Observe a Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden Tea Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9:30am1:30pm Tu, 8/15.

Author Molly Arbuthnott reads Oscar the Ferry Cat • Faulkner Gallery,

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours

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

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Thursday • August 17th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

B2B NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Connect with local business people • South Coast Chamber of Commerce

• SB Zoo • www.sbscchamber.com • $30-45 • 9am Th, 8/17.

POETRY IN THE PARK

SB Poet Laureate Melinda Palacio shares poems and songs, joins Library on the Go van • Shoreline Park • Free • 12-1pm Th, 8/17.

KNIT 'N' NEEDLE

Knit and embroider with others • Montecito Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Th.

CRAFTERNOONS:

Free Senior Day at the Botanic Garden

Explore native plants and relax in the gorgeous Santa Barbara Botanic Garden when it hosts its Free Senior Day from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, August 16th. Open to all individuals ages 60 and up. Reservations can be made at www.sbbotanicgarden.org

Central Library • Free • 11:45am12:30pm We, 8/16.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

1 MILLION CUPS

Network with entrepreneurs • Free • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara

• 9-10am We.

DEATH CAFE SANTA BARBARA

Discuss death in a relaxed, welcoming setting • First Congregational Church • Free • 3:30-5pm We, 8/16.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS

French conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm We.

VIRTUE & VIRTUOSITY:

MICHELANGELO & SISTINE CHAPEL

Lecture by Dr. Lisa DeBoer • Old Mission Santa Barbara • $35 • www.santabarbaramission.org •

4:30pm We, 8/16.

LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATION

PROJECT COMMUNITY FORUM

Discuss ways to enhance Elings Park • Zoom, hosted by SB Botanic Garden: https://tinyurl.com/bdexesbz • Free • 6:30-8pm We, 8/16.

MUSIC STATE STREET LIVE

Free live outdoor concerts • Downtown SB • 1000 block of State St.

• 6-8pm We, through 9/6.

PETER FRAMPTON

Rock concert • Arlington Theatre • $45-105 • www.arlingtontheatresb.com

• 8pm We, 8/16.

AN EVENING WITH BOBBY ALU Indie concert • SOhO • $15-20 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm We, 8/16.

OUTDOORS

HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE

Mon & Wed, 12:30-3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

FREE SENIOR DAY

Explore the SB Botanic Garden, ages 60+ • RSVP: www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 10am-5pm We, 8/16.

SPECIAL EVENTS

GETTING TO KNOW HILLSIDE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY

Lunch, tour, and informational program • 1235 Veronica Springs Rd. • Free • 12-1pm We, 8/16.

All ages craft workshop • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:305pm Th.

WRITING IN THE GALLERIES

Write inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP www.sbma.net • 5-7:30pm Th, 8/17.

THE NATURAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS

With public land experts Jeff Kuyper and Bryant Baker • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 6:30-7:30pm Th, 8/17.

AUTHOR TALK

With Daniel Stone, Sinkable: The Mysterious World of Shipwrecks and the Titanic • SB Maritime Museum • Free$20 • www.sbmm.org • 7pm Th, 8/17.

MUSIC

ROAR & POUR

Sip drinks while listening to Dan Zimmerman Band • In front of The Granada/The Good Lion • Free • 6-8pm Th, 8/17.

LA LOCA MILONGA

Tango music by singers Ruy Folguera & Camila Lima, dancing • Buena Onda & Empanadas, 724 E Haley St. • $20-25 • https://tinyurl.com/3r6kejb5 • 6-10pm Th, 8/17.

OUTDOORS

SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Vendors, arts and crafts, music with DJ Darla Bea, and more • Downtown SB • 700 & 800 blocks of State St. • Free • 5-8pm Th, 8/17.

Your Library

Goleta Dam Dinner

It wouldn’t be summer without a community picnic! Meet old friends and new when the City of Goleta hosts its annual Dam Dinner at Lake Los Carneros Dam from 4 to 7pm on Saturday, August 19th. Free and open to all, the evening will feature local bluegrass band the Salt Martians, face painting, and food trucks. For more information visit www.cityofgoleta.org

Friday • August 18th

CHILDREN

JUGGLING WITH DAVID COUSINS

Learn how to juggle! • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 12:301:15pm Fr, 8/18.

MUSIC

YOUNG THE GIANT

Rock concert; guests Milky Chance, Rosa Linn • SB Bowl • $42.50-75.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 6pm Fr, 8/18.

LONG BEACH DUB ALL STARS

Reggae-rock concert • SOhO • $25 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Fr, 8/18.

Saturday • August 19th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

BLACK YOUTH SUMMIT SB COUNTY

Day of Black history, workshops, leadership, dance, and more • Gateway Educational Services & partners • Hosted at SB City College • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/yd8jdazd

• 8:30am-5pm Sa, 8/19.

LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATION

PROJECT COMMUNITY FORUM

Discuss ways to enhance Elings Park • Hosted by SB Botanic Garden • Elings Park’s Godric’s Grove • https://tinyurl.com/bdexesbz • Free

•10-11am Sa, 8/19.

MUSIC

FREE CONCERT SERIES

Jam to local band South on Linden

• Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 6-9pm Sa, 8/19.

THE BUS BOYS

Multi-band showcase • Soul Bites, 423 State St. • https://tinyurl.com/yf6hpe9r

• $17 • 6L30-11pm Sa, 8/19.

KIDS FOR KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT

The music of Burt Bacharach, supporting Rubicon education scholarships • Rubicon Theatre, Ventura • www.rubicontheatre.org • $15-85 • 7pm Sa, 8/19.

TAB BENOIT WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE RUMBLE Blues concert • Lobero Theatre • $45-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 8/19.

CHRIS YOUNG

Country concert • Chumash Casino • $109-199 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Sa, 8/19.

LOIS MAHALIA

Jazzy R&B concert • SOhO • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Sa, 8/19.

OUTDOORS

NATURE WALKS AT ELINGS PARK

Learn about invasive plants • Tour hosted by SB Botanic Garden • Elings Park • Free • www.sbbotanicgarden. org • 9-10am Sa, 8/19.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY ARCHIVES SHOWCASE

Learn about local history through archival photos, film, and more • Eastside Library • Free • 10am-12pm Sa, 8/19.

KIVA MAKER’S MARKET

Shop handmade home decor, jewelry, and more • 10 E Yanonali St. • Free • 10am-2pm Sa, 8/19.

GOLETA DAM DINNER

Relax with neighbors at this community picnic • City of Goleta • Lake Los Carneros Dam • Free • 4-7pm Sa, 8/19.

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The Hottest (Pink) Film of the Summer

IWAS A BARBIE GIRL. Dozens of Barbie dolls and accessories, many of them handme-downs from the women in my family, filled my toy chest. I watched VHS tapes of animated Barbie films to the point of unintentional memorization. When I grew too “mature” for dolls, I gave my younger sister her pastel pink inheritance with pride.

Yet it wasn’t until director Greta Gerwig, who revamped Little Women in 2019, announced that she was directing Barbie that I reflected on Barbie as a feminist icon. Barbie is a strong, single woman (albeit with a long-term boyfriend) who has literally held every job imaginable. When the movie was released, I donned a hot pink shirt to join Barbie-mania.

In brief, Barbie is everything and more than one could anticipate. By masterfully merging a familiar symbol with hilarious and often painfully accurate social commentary, Gerwig has crafted a masterpiece that emphasizes patriarchy — or even an absolute matriarchy — ultimately hurts people of all genders.

As my friend remarked as the credits rolled, “It’s like an arthouse film got a multimillion dollar budget.”

The opening seconds of Barbie immediately sets its self-aware, irreverent tone. In a frame-for-frame homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey, little girls play in the dirt with baby dolls à la Kubrick’s early man. Suddenly, a Barbie appears as the 2001 monolith — her figure emphasized by a bathing suit that delightfully contrasts the original monolith’s unfashionable nature. The girls, aware that they can play as any independent “Barbie” they want to be instead of just imitating motherhood, smash the baby dolls... and the movie only picks up from there.

As Helen Mirren narrates, viewers are transported to Barbie Land, home to all of the Barbies, Kens, and even discontinued Mattel dolls (wave hello to Alan, Ken’s “buddy”). In this pink paradise, Barbies experience the freedoms that have been historically dominated by men, including a female president (Issa Rae) and an all-women Supreme Court. Women run the show — and in heels, too!

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Stand and Be Counted: A Concert By David Crosby's Last Band

Experience the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as performed by David Crosby’s last band at Stand and Be Counted, to be performed at 6pm on Sunday, August 20th at the Lobero Theatre. Featuring musicians Steve Postell, James Raymond, Stevie Distanislao, Dean Parks, Chris Stills, and Andrew Ford, the concert will consist of the setlist Crosby curated for the Lobero’s 150th anniversary. For tickets ($81-131; VIP experience $231) visit www.lobero.org

Photo courtesy of Lobero Theatre

Margot Robbie enters the scene as a “Stereotypical Barbie,” who spends her day going to the beach, where all of the Kens seem to permanently reside. Her boyfriend, the Stereotypical Ken (played by Ryan Gosling in his best comedic performance to date) lives only to impress Barbie.

Only then Barbie begins to develop cellulite and think about death. To fix this, she must go to the Real World and meet the little girl playing with her doll self, who is letting her worries interfere with playtime.

Barbie and Ken confidently go off into the real world, convinced it’s just as pro-women as their realm — and experience a rude awakening. Barbie is repeatedly disrespected for her gender while Ken grows giddy over the prospects of a male-dominated world.

The rest of the film is a dizzying but consistently smart rollercoaster ride through the social pressures placed on women, gender inequalities, and how the patriarchy damages both men and women. In Ken’s attempts to assert his identity beyond being Barbie’s boyfriend, he resorts to a characterization of toxic masculinity. For Barbie, her prioritization of other Barbies dismisses the Kens and their individual identities.

Ultimately, a single article, sans spoilers, is not enough to unpack Barbie. Robbie’s performance as a Barbie realizing self-awareness invites conversations about the gift of experiencing emotions. A side-plot featuring America Ferrera as a mom with a distanced teen uplifts mother-daughter relationships. And then there are Ryan Gosling’s sidesplitting musical numbers, including the appropriately titled single, I’m Just Ken

As Barbie’s trailer states, “If you love Barbie, this movie is for you. If you hate Barbie... This movie is for you.”

Sunday • August 20th

MUSIC

STAND AND BE COUNTED

David Crosby’s last band plays in his memory • Lobero Theatre • $81-$231 • www.lobero.org • 6pm Su, 8/20.

OUTDOORS

OCEAN AMBASSADOR BEACH CLEANUP

Ocean cleanup hosted by Sea Center • East Beach • Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/2jdb3wyu • 10am12pm Su, 8/20.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SUMMER FAMILY DAY

Free museum day with Eyes in the Sky, mermaid photos, and crafts • Wildling Museum of Art & Nature • 10am-4pm Su, 8/20.

C.A.R.E.4PAWS’ MOBILE CLINIC LAUNCH & FRIENDRAISER

Enjoy small bites and drinks while touring the new clinic • The Maker's Son, 346 Bell St. Los Alamos • $100 • https://tinyurl.com/2p8ejauf • 2-5pm Su, 8/20.

CURTAIN UP!

Concert & dinner supporting Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic & Santa Barbara Club • $1,000 • www.etcsb.org • 4pm Su, 8/20.

OnSTAGE

AMERICAN MARIACHI

Comedy about an all-girls mariachi band • PCPA • Solvang Festival Theatre • Starting at $25 • www.pcpa.org • Through 8/27.

PIPPIN

Student production of this musical about a young prince • Rubicon Theatre • $10-20 • www.rubicontheatre.org • Through 8/13.

SHREK: THE MUSICAL, JR.

Modern fairytale performed by Youth Branch at Ojai Art Center • Ojai Art Center Theater • $10-20 • www.ojaiact.org • Through 8/20.

THE BOOK OF WILL

The wacky tale of how the Bard’s legacy developed • PCPA • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • Starting at $25 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm Th, 8/12, through 8/26.

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Singer/songwriter and guitarist Steve Postell will perform Margot Robbie is Barbie Photo by Jaap Buitendijk / Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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Explore the final frontier under the stars • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Courthouse Sunken Garden • Free • 8:30pm Fr, 8/11.

WHALE RIDER

A Māori girl tries to defy her community’s patriarchy; discussion by novelist Witi Ihimaera • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Mo, 8/14.

GUARDIANS

A gang of unlikely heroes fight powerful evil; music with DJ Darla Bea beforehand • UCSB Arts & Lectures • SB Courthouse

Free

8:30pm Fr, 8/18.

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Q3 Economic Growth to Double?

WE COULD HAVE EVEN HIGHER THIRD QUARTER ECONOMIC

GROWTH, believe it or not, from the second quarter 2.4 percent (advance) growth estimate by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow model estimates a jump to 3.9 percent growth in Q3 (September to December 2023), a huge leap from its second quarter estimate that actually matched the BEA’s Q2 estimate. So, we should take it seriously, given all the news about public spending on infrastructure and the like.

“The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2023 is 3.9 percent on August 1, up from 3.5 percent on July 28. After this morning’s construction spending release from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Manufacturing ISM Report On Business from the Institute for Supply Management, the nowcasts of thirdquarter real personal consumption expenditures growth and real gross private domestic investment growth increased from 3.1 percent and 4.7 percent, respectively, to 3.5 percent and 5.2 percent.”

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As if to emphasize the increased optimism, orders at U.S. factories rose 2.3 percent in June, largely because of more contracts for Boeing planes. Bookings for durable goods climbed 4.6 percent that are mostly consumer goods meant to last at least several years. The overall manufacturing sector is still weak and future orders have been contracting for almost one year.

How can the Atlanta Fed be so optimistic about future growth when Fitch Ratings just downgraded U.S. Sovereign Debt to AA+ from AAA?

Laureate Paul Krugman are jumping on the Bidenomics growth bandwagon.

“It’s hard to overstate how good the U.S. economic news has been lately. It was so good that it didn’t just raise hopes for the future; it led to widespread rethinking of the past. Basically, Bidenomics, widely reviled and ridiculed a year ago, looks a lot better in retrospect. It’s starting to look as if the administration got it mostly right, after all,” Krugman noted.

Construction is surging because of the U.S. Infrastructure Act and Inflation Reduction Act trillions being spent to modernize the U.S.

Much of it may have something to do with the various programs Congress enacted, now being called Bidenomics, because though bipartisan it happened under President Biden’s watch.

Major economists like Nobel

Second quarter consumer spending (i.e., personal consumption expenditures) has held up, though down from its first quarter spike. And real gross private investment is increasing five percent annually, thanks to those trillions government is spending to stimulate private investments that is modernizing almost every area of our economy, from roads and bridges, water treatment facilities, airports, energy grids, to rural Internet hookups.

And a higher percentage of adult Americans are working than before the pandemic, so why shouldn’t the U.S. economy look even better in Q3?

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ORDINANCE NO. 6121

AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA APPROVING A LOAN AGREEMENT TO TURNER FOUNDATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $457,500 FOR ACQUISITION OF THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2011 OAK AVENUE TO BE USED FOR LOW-INCOME TRANSITIONAL YOUTH HOUSING, TO BE SECURED BY A DEED OF TRUST AND APPROVING A NINETY-YEAR AFFORDABILITY CONTROL COVENANT IMPOSED ON REAL PROPERTY, AND AUTHORIZING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE SUCH AGREEMENTS AS NECESSARY

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on August 1, 2023.

The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (SEAL)

/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager

ORDINANCE NO. 6121

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COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss.

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA )

I HEREBY CERTIFY tthat the foregoing ordinance was introduced on July 25, 2023, and adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on August 1, 2023, by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Eric Friedman, Alejandra Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez, Meagan Harmon, Mike Jordan, Kristen W. Sneddon, Mayor Randy Rowse.

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

ABSTENTIONS: None

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on August 2, 2023.

/s/ Sarah Gorman, MMC City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on August 2, 2023

/s/ Randy Rowse Mayor

City of Santa Barbara Community Development Department

Fiscal Year 23 BPO is 32300486

NOTICE OF PUBLICATIONS ON APPLICATIONS REGARDING PROVISIONS OF TITLE 28 AND/OR 30 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA (SBMC)

The Secretary of the Staff Hearing Officer has set a public hearing for Wednesday, August 23, 2023 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street.

On Thursday, August 17, 2023, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 will be available online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SHO. Agendas, Minutes, and Staff Reports are also accessible online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SHO.

TELEVISION COVERAGE: This meeting will be broadcast live on City TV-Channel 18 and online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTV. See SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTVProgramGuide for a rebroadcast schedule. An archived video of this meeting will be available at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SHOVideos.

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comments may be submitted via email to SHOSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov before the beginning of the Meeting. All public comments submitted via email will be provided to the SHO and will become part of the public record. You may also submit written correspondence via US Postal Service (USPS); addressed to SHO Secretary, PO Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990. However, please be advised, correspondence sent via USPS may not be received in time to process prior to the meeting and email submissions are highly encouraged. Please note that the SHO may not have time to review written comments received after 4:30 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting. All public comment that is received before 4:30 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting will be published on the City’s website at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SHO Comments provided via USPS or e-mail will be converted to a PDF before being posted on the City’s website. Note: comments will be published online the way they are received and without redaction of personal identifying information; including but not limited to phone number, home address, and email address. Only submit information that you wish to make available publicly.

APPEALS: Decisions of the SHO may be appealed to the Planning Commission. Appeals may be filed in person at the Community Development Department at 630 Garden Street or in writing via email to SHOSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. For further information and guidelines on how to appeal a decision to the Planning Commission, please contact Planning staff at (805) 564-5578 as soon as possible. Appeals and associated fee must be submitted in writing, via email to PlanningCounter@ SantaBarbaraCA.gov and by first class mail postage prepaid within 10 calendar days of the meeting that the SHO took action or rendered a decision. Appeals and associated fee post marked after the 10th calendar day will not be accepted.

NOTE TO INTERESTED PARTIES: Only those persons who participate through public comment either orally or in writing on an item on this Agenda have standing to appeal the decision. Grounds for appeal are limited to those issues raised either orally or in written correspondence delivered to the review body at, or prior to, the public hearing.

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Assessor’s Parcel Number: 017-391-008

Zoning Designation: E-3/S-D-3 (One-Family Residence/Coastal Overlay)

Application Number: PLN2022-00494 Filing Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Applicant / Owner: John Cuykendall / Cabrillo Partnership

Project Description: Site improvements to existing commercial spaces.

• 2227 Cliff Drive

Assessor’s Parcel Number: 041-303-012

Zoning Designation: E-3/S-D-3 (One-Family Residence/Coastal Overlay)

Application Number: PLN2023-00095 Filing Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023

Applicant / Owner: Sergio Ormachea / Keith E Kendrick

Project Description: Coastal Development Permit to convert garage to Accessory Dwelling Unit.

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Notice Inviting Bids CABRILLO BOULEVARD ROUNDABOUT AND PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT Bid No. 4049

1. Bid Submission. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept electronic bids for its Cabrillo Boulevard Roundabout and Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Improvements Project (“Project”), by or before Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m., through its PlanetBids portal. Bidders must be registered on the City of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids portal in order to submit a Bid proposal and to receive addendum notifications. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually submitted/uploaded with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Large files may take more time to be submitted/uploaded to PlanetBids, so plan accordingly... The receiving time on the PlanetBids server will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, hardcopy, and facsimile bids will not be accepted.

If any Addendum issued by City is not acknowledged online by the Bidder, the PlanetBids System will prevent the Bidder from submitting a Bid Proposal. Bidders are responsible for obtaining all addenda from City’s PlanetBids portal.

2. Project Information.

2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at the intersection of Cabrillo Boulevard and Los Patos Way, and is described as follows: construct a new single lane roundabout at the intersection of Cabrillo Boulevard and Los Patos Way; construct a new multiuse path on the east side of Cabrillo Boulevard from the roundabout to a point south of the Santa Barbara cemetery; install bio-retention basins in parkways; landscape parkways and center roundabout island; and install pedestrian and vehicular lighting.

2.2 Time for Final Completion. The Project must be fully completed within 240 working days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about November 30, 2023, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding.

2.3 Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost is $4,600,000.

3. License and Registration Requirements.

3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): A.

3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.

4. Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website at: http://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959

A printed copy of the Contract Documents may be obtained from CyberCopy Shop, located at 504 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, at (805) 884-6155.

5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following corporation is doing business as SONG OF ABSOLUTION at 1624 Gillespie Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. BRIAN KUHLMANN PICTURES, INC at 1624 Gillespie Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on August 7, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20230001929. Published August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2023.

bid security of 5% of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award.

6. Prevailing Wage Requirements.

6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.

6.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half.

6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 23CV02368

1. Petitioner: Anh Minh Nouven filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Anh Minh Nguyen to proposed name Lyric Dawn Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 09/11/2023; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 5; ROOM: [ ] other (specify): at the: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (To appear remotely, check in advance of the hearing for information about how to do so on the courts website. To find your courts website, go to www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) 3 a. [X] A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks before the date set for hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation: [ ] (for resident of this county) printed in this county: VOICE MAGAZINE. Date: 07/25/2023 /s/: Colleen K Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #23CV02368 Pub Dates: August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023

the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award.

6. Prevailing Wage Requirements.

7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.

8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.

6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.

6.2 Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half.

9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.

6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.

7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.

8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.

10. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.

9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.

11. Bidders’ Conference. A bidders’ conference will be held on August 22, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Cabrillo and Los Patos Way to acquaint all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The bidders’ conference is not mandatory.

10. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.

5/30/2023

By: ___________________________________ Date: ________________

Date: 8/7/2023

Brian D’Amour, City Engineer

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following Individual/ Individuals is/are doing business as ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE at 1187 Coast Village Road #758, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. JO MERIT at 22 La Cumbre Cir, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 and THORE EDGREN at 6545 Camino Venturoso, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on August 3, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20230001904. Published August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2023.

Publication Dates: 1) May 31, 2023 2) June 7, 2023

Brian D’Amour, City Engineer

Publication Dates: 1) August 9, 2023 2) August 16, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following corporation/limited liability company is/are doing business as KRONBORG INN at 1440 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. RADHA DAMODAR HOSPITALITY LLC at 1440 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on August 4, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2023-0001919. Published August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2023.

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Fiesta Finale A Graceful Goodbye

AFINAL BURST OF SPARKS

danced from the glowing embers of newly-made Fiesta memories when Fiesta Finale returned to El Paseo Restaurant on Sunday. The premier fundraiser for the John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts, the elegant evening brought the Fiesta season to a close with dancing, music, and a festive atmosphere of community camaraderie.

A Santa Barbara tradition for 24 years, Fiesta Finale supports the Profant Foundation’s mission to provide scholarships for creatives of all ages and backgrounds.

“Our parents met at Fiesta, so we wanted to do

our gala fundraiser as a part of Fiesta,” shared Mignonne Profant, who co-founded the nonprofit with her three sisters. “It’s so special with the stars overhead, and we have such wonderful professional talent. It’s such an intimate atmosphere, it’s magical.”

Dozens of local leaders, philanthropists, art enthusiasts, and community members sipped margaritas while perusing a pop-up store in the El Paseo foyer, where attendees could support the Profant Foundation by purchasing handmade treasures.

Mignonne greeted guests with cheer, inviting Father Larry of Old Mission Santa Barbara to bless the celebration.

2023 Saint Barbara Lisa Osborn thanked the volunteers who make Fiesta Finale and Old Spanish Days possible each year.

One glance at the sold-out room reflected the dedication and heart that drives the Santa Barbara community. 2023 is the first year the Profant Foundation opted to sell performance-only seats, and the balcony filled with locals eager for the night’s professional entertainment.

The Martinez Brothers provided a lovely medley of Spanish songs as guests enjoyed an elevated surf and turf dinner courtesy of El Paseo. Applause swelled as Deborah and Peter Bertling were named this year’s Costume Contest Winners, and anticipation grew for the evening’s performances.

Leaping with unbridled joy and grace, State Street Ballet dancers kicked off the program with delightful choreography from Raymonda. Amplifying this playful energy, opera singer Myron Aguila performed El vito and Cuando Me Enamoro, mischievously flirting and presenting roses to the ladies seated around the stage. He concluded with a powerful rendition of Granada, leaving listeners breathless.

Dancers Guillermo DeFasio and Giovanna Dan of GD Tango next took the floor, mesmerizing viewers with intricate footwork, acrobatic movements, and fiery romance. All were overjoyed when the duo returned to the dance floor for a second performance, following a program break for local author Erin Gaffy to host a spirited live auction.

Ever a Fiesta Finale highlight, the Tableau Vivant brought Georges Jules Victor Clarin’s painting Spanish

Dancers to life. Costumed attendees emerged from the crowd to perfectly poise in homage to the work, with dancers Marisol Cabrera and Chauncey Parsons springing forth in a lively dance.

A heartwarming surprise followed, as Mignonne presented Luis Moreno and Dr. James Garcia, who had just posed in the tableau, with the Profant Foundation’s 2023 Michelangelo Awards for their contributions to upholding traditional music.

An impressive finale concluded the night, as flamenco dancers Ricardo Chavez and Lakshmi Basile gave an impassioned performance. Swirling with gravitas and precise flair, the pair’s solos were only outmatched by their even more impressive joint performances.

The Martinez Brothers took the bandstand once again, beckoning all to dance together for the final moments of the Fiesta week.

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Photos by Fritz Olenberger Chauncey Parsons and Marisol Cabrera danced out of the tableau vivant Flamenco dancer Lakshmi Basile GD Tango, Guillermo DeFasio and Giovanna Dan Opera singer Myron Aguila

Galleries Open Late

u Visit LCCCA’s three galleries, Illuminations, Elevate, and the Fine Line. Chat with their artists and discover their creative processes.

u Seethe new Santa Barbara Visual Artists exhibition at VOICE Gallery... Paintings, collage, prints, sculpture, photography... a wide range of media.

u Visit the Grace Fisher Foundation's Inclusive Arts Clubhouse and learn about their programs.

u Stop by Ruby Sky, local artisan’s fares...

u Also La Cumbre Plaza offers Ping Pong, Corn Hole, and childrens’ games.

u And what about having dinner out?

tVOICE Gallery offers work by local and area artists in a range of mediums. Discover sculpture, prints, mixed media, ceramics, oil, aryclic, and watercolor in an exhibition titled Midsummer: Santa Barbara - H

tFine Line Gallery - H Elevate Gallery - F Illuminations Gallery - E 24 artists exhibit and work in three gallery/studios

GALLERIES OF THE • • t t t t t t t u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u MACY’S Starbucks u William Sonoma Phoenix Salon Phoenix Salon Miss Daisy u Furniture Gallery Girl Scouts Buddhist Center J. JILL CoLab Arts Fund & Sensory Museum Ruby Sky Bristol Farms Sees Candies•Chipolte•Backyard Bowls Elevate Gallery Illuminations Gallery Grace Fisher Foundation u Talbots Studio IIX Pilates BoHoJo Chico’s u Star Cycle Dream World Word of Life Massage Envy Opera SB Costume Shop Medicare Resource Center Barbie’s Pet Salon Yves Delorme • Lure Islands Burgers u Pottery Barn Fine Line Gallery VOICE Gallery & Magazine 28 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com August 11, 2023 Free Parking State St & Hope Ave
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Painting for a Cause Eyes of War - Eyes of Hope Opens at the CAW

APTURING WINDOWS TO THE SOULS OF ONE HUNDRED UKRAINIAN REFUGEES, Santa Barbara artist Rich Wilkie is a local example of art’s power to inform and inspire. His latest exhibition, Eyes of War - Eyes of Hope, represents a cross-section of the millions of individuals who have lost their homes to war in the past year and a half through a hundred intimate portraits.

On view at the Community Arts Workshop from 10am to 4pm on August 15th through the 18th, and also featuring works by artist Alex Gorelik and sculptor Burt Horowitz, the show’s proceeds will be donated to international and grassroots nonprofits

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providing direct assistance to Ukrainian refugees.

A closing reception including performances by World Dance for Humanity will be held from 4 to 8pm on Friday, August 18th.

“We, as humans, connect through eye-to-eye contact. I paint the subjects of my portraits looking out, so the viewer can make eye-to-eye contact and develop a deeper understanding of what the subject is feeling,” shared Wilkie.

Wilkie, who previously held a career in animation, had recently shifted his artistic focus to portraits when Russia invaded Ukraine. As he witnessed the photographs of refugee children fleeing the war, he felt compelled to capture their emotions through his art, setting a personal goal of painting 100 individuals.

The result is Eyes of War - Eyes of Hope, a series that encompasses the range of emotions experienced by Ukrainian refugees, from profound loss and grief to healing and joy.

a thousand-mile stare. I embraced these emotions for about a month and it started to drag me down. It was too depressing. I referred to these children as the Eyes of War. I had to paint happier children. Children are very resilient. They see other children, they start to play and laugh. They return to life. I referred to these children as the Eyes of Hope. They are the Hope for Ukraine’s future.”

We, as humans, connect through eye-to-eye contact. I paint the subjects of my portraits looking out, so the viewer can make eye-to-eye contact and develop a deeper understanding of what the subject is feeling.

“The first Ukrainian Refugee portraits I painted were mostly of sad broken children,” explained Wilkie. “Many of these children were so overwhelmed by all they had seen, they developed

All proceeds raised by the show — including any food and drink sales at the closing reception — will be donated to Direct Relief, World Dance for Humanity, Ukrainian Women of Santa Barbara, the First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church of Santa Barbara, and Voice of the Children. Art will be sold in a silent auction format throughout the show, with bidding ending at 7pm on Friday, August 18th.

“The news these days is all about the war, and the victims of the fighting are neglected,” said Wilkie. “I am trying to remind people of the human cost, and help the victims of the invasion.”

To learn more about the exhibition or make a direct donation visit www.sbcaw.org/upcoming

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A portrait of Polina by Rich Wilkie A portrait of Dasha by Rich Wilkie. Dasha lives with her mother, Olga, and sister in a dilapidated house on the outskirts of the town of Stanista Luhanska. They have no water, or refrigerator, and Dasha suffers from malnutrition. She is always cold.

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CORRIDAN GALLERY: A Summer Group: Elliott Ciampi’s Koi pond painting meditations • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-6 • 805-9667939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

CPC GALLERY: Dr. Randall VanderMey: Does the Heart Remember Love? ~ Aug • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • joyce@cpcsb.org

CYPRESS GALLERY: Joe GliebeGoetz: Landscapes and Gemstones! ~ Aug 31 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-7371129 • www.lompocart.org

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805963-1157 • Tu-Sat 11–5 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Music is Love: Photographs from Henry Diltz / Tribute to David Crosby ~ Aug 31 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org

FAULKNER GALLERY: A Glimpse

10 WEST GALLERY: In the ZONE ~ Sept 10 • 10 W Anapamu • Wed-Mon 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: A Natural Curiosity by Nadya Brown ~ Aug 12 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • www.afsb.org

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

MUSEUM: Sandy Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200 Years of Resistance ~ March 3, ‘24 • Sat-Sun 12-5 • www.museum.ucsb.edu

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 302 E Cota St • We 11-4; Th 11-5; Fr, Sat 11-4 • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

THE ARTS FUND: Celebrating 30 Years of the Teen Arts Mentorship • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Wed-Sun 11-5; www.artsfundsb.org

• 805-233-3395

ATKINSON GALLERY: Closed for summer • http://gallery.sbcc.edu

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

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • Th-Sun 12-4 • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

CASA DOLORES: Candelario

Medrano: the surrealist folk genius ~ Aug 22 • Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Sunshine on Tuesdays • 1st fl, 105 E Anacapa St • 805-568-3994

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 10-4pm Daily • Work by members of the Makers Market • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org

COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER +

GALLERY: I Love My Horse ~ A group

Back in Time: Highlights from the Edson Smith Historic Photograph Collection ~ Aug; Julia Laraway: Fabric Collage and Quilt Arts ~ Aug • 40 E Anapamu St • 805-962-7653

GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-9656611 • Mo-Sa 11-5; Sun 1-5 • www.gallery113sb.com

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Karen McGaw & Carrie Givens: Inspired by Light ~ Aug 31 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • 805-6887517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 500 N. Fairview Ave • Tu-Thu: 10-7pm; Fri & Sa 10-5:30pm; Su 1-5pm • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: Magnetic by Chris Gocong ~ Sept • 48 Helena Av • 2-6pm, Fri-Sat • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu • Tu-Su 10-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE

ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • TuesSun noon-5 • www.lcccasb.com

LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN

GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459.

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS

CENTER: Illusion of Light and Shadow ~ Aug 11-Sept 24 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Bill

Dewey: Delta and Watershed ~ Aug 13 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Contemporary Art • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-8692524 • www.maune.com

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St • www.moxi.org

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

SANTA BARBARA: Cameron Patricia Downey: Orchid Blues ~ Sep 17 - Dec 23 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT

EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

MY PET RAM: Hoist Up the John B Sail ~ Aug 27 • 16 Helena Av • FriSun noon-7pm • 805-637-1424 • www.mypetram.com

OLD MISSION SANTA BARBARA: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, The Exhibition ~ Sept 4 • 2201 Laguna St

PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.Palmloft.com

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by Ralph Waterhouse

Waterhouse Gallery

La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885

www.waterhousegallery.com

PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: Barbara Parmet: Roots and Branches Project • 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-452-7739

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.Peregrine.shop

PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Icon by Peter Horjus ~ ongoing • 11 W Figueroa St • www. peterhorjus.com

PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com

RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): by appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus.

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: SB landscape artists & renowned sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • Tu-Sa 12-6 & By Appt • 805-8454270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

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GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES Kerry Methner www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery
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www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~ JO MERIT Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery
Illuminations Gallery La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts La Cumbre PLaza Available via Art on Loan Program Peggy Ferris Silo118 The tallest smallest gallery in Santa Barbara 118 Gray Ave., SB, CA 93101
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SB BOTANIC GARDEN: At the Edge ~ Aug 13

• 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community ~ Sept 17; Project Fiesta! 99 Years! ~ September • 136 E De la Guerra • Thu 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-9661601 • www.sbhistorical.org

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Dan Merkel: The Lure of Lighthouses and Dancing Waves ~ Aug 27; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805962-8404 • www.SBMM.org

Art Events

Eventos de Arte

ARTIST POP-UP • Shop and meet local artists • SB Maritime Museum patio • Free • 11am-4pm Sa, 8/12.

STUDIO SUNDAY • Sketch with pastels in this informal workshop • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Center • Free • 1:30-4:30pm Su, 8/13.

DON’T BE SO SERIOUS: IN CONVERSATION WITH SETH BOGART • Hear irreverent artist Seth Bogart talk with WARES! curator Lauren Karazija • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$5 • www.sbma.net • 5-6pm Th, 8/17.

3RD FRIDAY ART WALK @ LA CUMBRE

PLAZA • As the Plaza stays open late... tour one of the newest arts areas in SB! • At Hope & State Sts • Free • 5-8pm Fr, 8/18.

RECEPTION: EYES OF WAR, EYES OF HOPE

• 100 portraits of Ukrainian refugees by Rich Wilkie • Community Arts Workshop • Free • 4-8pm Fr, 8/18.

POP-UP CLAY PLAY WITH SETH BOGART

• Hands-on workshop, ages 18+ • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Center

• Free, RSVP www.sbma.net • 1011:30am Sa, 8/19.

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays.

CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop

locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av, Carpinteria • Free • 2:306pm Thursdays.

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SB MUSEUM OF ART: Thinking and Seeing Beyond the Lens: Conceptual Photography from the Collection ~ Sept 24; WARES! Extraordinary Ceramics and the Ordinary Home ~ Sept 17; Inside/Outside ~ Feb 18, 2024; The Private Universe of James Castle ~ Sep 17; Stillness ~ Oct 29; Portrait of Mexico Today; Highlights of East Asian Art - Ongoing

• Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Curious by Nature: Works of Charley and Edie Harper ~ Sept 10; Butterflies Alive! ~ Sept 4; Mineral exhibition ~ ongoing • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-682-4711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Veiled-Unveiled

~ Aug 29 • 10-6 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography • 9 W Figueroa St • Mon-Fri 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com

SILO 118: 118 Gray St • Th-Sa 12-5/by appt • www.silo118.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: Holli Harmon: To Feast on Clouds ~ Jul 28 - Sept 2 • Nicole Strasburg: Surfacing ~ Jul 28 - Sept 2 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR

MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • Fr-Sa 11-4; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St, 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu

VOICE GALLERY: Midsummer Santa Barbara ~ Jul 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-6 Sa & Su • 805-965-6448

WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Rick Delanty & Ray Hunter & Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mon-Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

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

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Straddling Circumference…The Art of Linda Ekstrom ~ Aug 31 - Nov 11 • 805-565-6162 • MoFr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

WILDLING MUSEUM: Bird’s Eye View: Four Perspectives ~ Sept 4; Sedgwick Reserve: A Conservation Story ~ Oct 16 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

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