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Friday, August 14, 2020


Dos Pueblos graduates demonstrate they are Resilient


U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubree Owens

Space Station

New Developments at Vandenberg include planning for a space station


Trauma Response

Nautical Knots by Jack Hewitt, Honorable Mention

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 13, 17, 19, *20 *Hospice: Coping with COVID-19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 COVID-19 information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 , 1 5 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Environmental Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additonal stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Edward Goldman: Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 MLS Stats & SBAOR President’s Column. . . . . . . . . . . 27

Santa Barbara Tennis Club Celebrates tenth Aquatic exhibition 23



Hospice SB’s Adriana Marroquin is helping coordinate a new bilingual information and news source for the SB Community 20

Cover Photo courtesy of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation


In This Issue

Photo by Mark Whitehurst / VOICE


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Two important grants will address childhood trauma

Business sponsor “Nurture Cottage” joins others to support Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’ Gold Ribbon Campaign (pictured: Axel Penaloza, Child Cancer survivor, and Kathy McCarthy, owner of Nurture Cottage and enthusiastic supporter of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, and Eryn Shugart, Interim Executive Director of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation).

A City Street is headed for a name change


Needs Your Support! www.Teddybearcancerfoundation.org VOICE Magazine cover story see page



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August 14, 2020

Can You Imagine Having a Child with Cancer During a Pandemic? Never, Never, Never Give Up!


EET AXEL! We are honored to share his uplifting story, as told with the help of his mom, as a way of spreading some positive light during these frequently dark periods of COVID-19. On a Friday back in 2017, Axel had a headache, which got worse over the weekend. The following day, the school sent him home and we took him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with a Germ Cell Tumor and endured months of chemotherapy, three brain surgeries, and radiation, and spent a total of nine months at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. During his recovery, Axel constantly talked about how he wanted to help other kids going through their cancer journeys. He wrote the most inspiring letter that he wants as many children in the hospital struggling with cancer to read, the postscript of which is as follows: “Promise me that you will never give up. Everything I said is for you guys to remember that you can do it…I want all of you to know you can do this!” Axel is filming a video that we plan to share with the community, including pediatric hospitals, in honor of National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month…what an inspiration! Because of you, our generous and treasured TBCF supporters, Axel’s family received the resources necessary to pay two months’ rent, purchase Christmas presents, and receive assistance through our emotional support program. Axel is now thriving! Help more Kids like Axel by supporting the critical work of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. Donate now.

September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month


UST IMAGINE HAVING A CHILD WITH CANCER during this COVID-19 crisis – a pandemic that is leading to job loss or insecurity, financial hardship, mounting health concerns, and an overworked and exhausted health care community. Today, you can have a direct and meaningful impact on local families who have a child with cancer and need your help. COVID-19 is creating even greater challenges for local families battling childhood cancer. Many of these families have lost their jobs and are no longer able to buy food and clothing for their families, or pay rent or medical expenses including critical prescriptions. Several of these families have also had a family member contract COVID-19 as well, which is very concerning considering that they are caring for an immune-compromised child. During this challenging time, we have been providing even more services for our families, including rent assistance, grocery gift cards, hospital and medical navigation, additional emotional support groups with licensed therapists, virtual and in-person tutoring with a new agency, meal and care package delivery, and virtual family fun events to keep our kids engaged. Community support from YOU has made it possible for us to provide additional financial assistance to 31 local families who have been severely affected by the pandemic. Unfortunately, our fundraising events, including our signature Gold Ribbon Luncheon, has been cancelled, which directly impacts our ability to provide families with the level of financial support necessary. Axel Penaloza, his mom, Jessica Penaloza, and his little brother Liam Your gift will help us help families who are really struggling during this unpredictable time. September is our Gold Ribbon Campaign, an educational and fundraising endeavor held in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Your gift will help these families make it through this unbelievably troubling time. Please consider making a general Campaign gift or come on board as a sponsor with a gift of $250 or more to help us help these families make it through this challenging time.

Visit www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org to donate now.


(via Zoom)

A Reading and Conversation with Hisham Matar SUNDAY | AUGUST 23 | 11 AM Join in a reading and conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hisham Matar in the second Parallel Stories offered live via Zoom. A writer of exquisite gentleness and elegant pacing, Matar discusses his second memoir, A Month in Siena, which speaks eloquently to a sense of loss and of suspended time, of solitude, loneliness, love, and the way in which art can both console and consume us. His is a story that is uncannily connected to our own.

FREE Reserve tickets online at tickets.sbma.net.

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August 14, 2020

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NEW LISTING ~ 822 Jimeno Road

822 Jimeno Rd This Riviera home, completely rebuilt in 2004, exudes class and attention to detail. Evidence of craftsmanship can be seen with all the stone masonry as you enter the property. As you walk through the custom western red cedar front gate, you will be greeted by stunning ocean views. As you enter the teak front door you will experience walls of windows and a dramatic wrap-around veranda that provides spectacular ocean views. Located on over 0.5 acres, the home boasts custom woodwork throughout. There are vaulted ceilings in the living room and the floors/entertainment center is black walnut while the kitchen, office and laundry cabinets were created from hard maple. All the interior doors were designed and created onsite from imported Costa Rican hardwood cenzario. The home has been meticulously designed with high end finishes and amenities including a fireplace built from 150 year-old cobblestone from San Francisco. The main house offers two bedrooms and two and a half baths providing guests a private bath. A detached guest house offers one bedroom one bath and offers guests their own privacy while still enjoying ocean views. As you pass by the two car garage, you will stroll down to a separate detached woodworking studio that’s about 250 sf. The property offers access from both Jimeno Rd. and Grand Ave. A separate single car garage is located on Grand Ave. You will be amazed at all the amenities of this home, including the privacy. This is a rare and unique property that MUST BE SEEN! Offered at $2,995,000

Jeff Reeves

706 Palermo Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 • Main: 805-689-2058 • Office: 805-689-2058 CalDRE # 01343397



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Love Thy Neighbor “Good Exercise for the Heart: Reach out and Help your Neighbor.” - Mark Twain

Join Patricia Bragg, Health Crusader and Organic Pioneer and stay healthy! With social distancing and isolation for all our safety lingering on into the future – we can still come together as community in offering support to one another – at the proper distance. Our own neighborhoods are a great place to start. Heartwarming, positive stories about Neighbors helping Neighbors abound. Be they offers to pick up or deliver groceries, walk a dog or simply to have more chats over the fence line – now is a very important time to connect and helps keep tabs on those in our home zones. Please see a few additional ideas below: Consider creating a phone tree with your neighbors for an easy way to get in touch. There are also many neighborhood app options like nextdoor.com to exchange information on a verified platform. Outside of these current crazy times with Covid-19, having a quick way to communicate with your neighbors is a very beneficial plan heading into wildfire season.

Keep special tabs on the seniors in your neighborhood. “I certainly qualify as one of them and truly appreciate the kind acts of caring coming my way.” Offer to share excess supplies, reading materials or even the abundance of puzzles in current circulation. Home baked cookies certainly are a hit anytime too, but simply the act of checking-in can help people know they are not alone. If you have a new neighbor or someone you have yet to become acquainted with – you can be your own Welcome Wagon Hostess (remember them?) and offer your Salutations & Assistance from a distance with a kind note and some goodies dropped off at their door.

The act of caring for others truly is a heart healthy activity.

~ With Blessings of Health ~ PatriciaBragg.com for more fresh updates and kudos to our community heroes who continue to make a difference.

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Community News Grants to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences


DDRESSING TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE FOR CHILDREN, grants have been given to the Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative and KIDS Network of Santa Barbara County. The grants will total $350,000 from the Office of the California Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services to participate in the state’s Adverse Childhood Experiences’s Aware initiative. ACEs Aware grants are funding the organizations to design and implement training and education activities for providers and organizations that serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries. A total of $14.3 million was awarded to 100 organizations throughout California. The initiative seeks to change and save lives by helping Medi-Cal providers understand the importance of screening for ACEs and train them to respond with trauma-informed care. “It has never been more important to understand the impact of adversity on the health and well-being of children and families. Stressful life events in childhood that occur during sensitive periods of development can activate physiological changes that impact the cardiovascular system, immune system, and neurologic system, to name a few,” said Dr. Andria Ruth. “These changes affect our risk of disease and mental health concerns across the lifespan. By training physicians to ask about exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and giving them the resources to provide education and support to families in order to ameliorate these effects and promote resilience, we can improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of children and families in our community. We are honored to be recognized by the state of California as leaders in this endeavor.” Cottage Health and a number of local organizations have formed the Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative (PeRC), which has received an ACEs Aware training grant for $200,000. PeRC partner organizations include CALM, Carpinteria Children’s Project, CenCal Health, Family Service Agency, James S. Bower Foundation, Priory Fund, Resilient Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Public Health Care Centers, and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics. PeRC, a pioneering effort to implement universal ACEs screening throughout Santa Barbara County, aims to train 75 percent of pediatricians and their clinic staff within the county, as well as 25 percent of pediatric providers in neighboring counties. ACEs are defined as stressful or traumatic experiences occurring before the age of 18, such as abuse, neglect, substance use, divorce, and/or domestic violence. All PeRC trainings will be offered free of charge to Medi-Cal and other providers, and will be offered as recordings online and promoted for use throughout the Central Coast and state. The recordings will also be available to the KIDS Network’s Central Coast Convening, which also has received an ACEs grant. KIDS Network received the ACEs Aware Provider Engagement Grant for $150,000. The cross-sector, umbrella organization serves as the hub for the Resilient Santa Barbara County (RSBC) network, a countywide network dedicated to preventing and reducing the impacts of ACEs and Adverse Community Environments. KIDS Network has promoted collaborative approaches among service providers and community stakeholders to identify priorities and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. For the past four years, KIDS Network has co-created and co-sponsored the Santa Barbara County Bridges to Resilience conference, a full-day conference with renowned speakers and local experts, designed to increase awareness about ACEs, resilience, and trauma-informed care. “With the ACEs Aware grant, we will be able to extend the reach of this successful conference into neighboring counties, using a virtual platform to bring renowned speakers and opportunities for connection,” said Barbara Finch, Children and Adult Network Director, with Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services and KIDS Network. “ACEs Aware will help us engage medical providers and strengthen care networks to holistically support the health and wellbeing of children, youth, and families throughout the tri-county region.”

The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. Cottage Health also offers Cottage Urgent Care Centers throughout the tri-counties, as well as 24-hour access to providers via Cottage CareNow, an online service for common conditions. www.cottagehealth.org Created by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors in 1991 as an advisory body on children and family issues, the KIDS Network is a countywide umbrella organization including members from public agencies, the courts, law enforcement, education, community-based organizations, schoollinked programs and parent groups. The Network was formed to coordinate existing services and strategically determine priority needs and concerns in the areas of human services, health, education and juvenile justice for children and families. Led by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California Surgeon General, and Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director for DHCS, the ACEs Aware initiative offers Medi-Cal providers core training, screening tools, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are stressful or traumatic experiences people have by age 18 that were identified in the landmark ACE Study. ACEs describe ten categories of adversities in three domains – abuse, neglect, and/or household dysfunction. ACEs are strongly associated with at least nine out of ten of the leading causes of death in the United States. Part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s California for All initiative, the goal of ACEs Aware is to reduce ACEs and toxic stress by half in one generation. Follow ACEs Aware on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


Santa Barbara Counts!


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

ITH DELAYS GETTING STARTED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, and now with the deadline being moved forward, the completion of the once a decade U.S. Census is taking on real urgency. Don’t be surprized if you get a knock at your door... and the question, “Have you responded to the 2020 census?” To date, only 67.6 percent of Santa Barbara County residents have. In order to increase this number before the fast-approaching September 30th deadline, Santa Barbara County Census has compiled a complete guide, including how to respond to the census at www.santabarbaracountycensus.org. The SB County Census will also be sending out census workers to households who have not yet submitted census information beginning this week. “You might be nervous about opening your door to a stranger, especially during the current COVID pandemic,” said co-chair of the SB County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Joni Maiden. “Go ahead and respond online or by phone, which saves a census worker visit to your home.” Traditionally, the U.S. Census Bureau sends workers to uncounted individuals’ homes between May and July. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s timeline has been shifted back several months, with the Nonresponse Followup effort beginning this week in Santa Barbara County and lasting through next month. Each of these census workers will wear masks and gloves, and not ask individuals to step outside their home or ask to enter themselves. For safety, Maiden recommends residents ask for the worker’s Census ID number and verify it at www.census.gov/cgi-bin/main/email.cgi if they suspect for any reason an individual is not an actual census worker. Santa Barbara County residents can also respond to the census by mail, by calling 844-330-2020, or by visiting www.2020census.gov. This latter option remains the most popular for our county, with 55 percent of residents choosing to report their information online. The online census websites are available in 59 languages beside English, including an American Sign Language option. Both the online census and in-person census workers will ask questions about the number of people who live in each household, and demographic information such as gender, age, ethnicity, and race. There are no questions asking for personal information such as social security numbers, donations, or U.S. citizenship status. It is essential on both a national and local level that all county members respond to the census. Held once each decade, the census not only provides a glimpse of our country’s population data, but helps determine both representation in Congress and local funding. According to a statement released by the SB County Census, for each individual left uncounted by the census, federal funding for our community will decrease $2,000 per year for ten years. By way of example, that would mean $430 million less given to our community if five percent of individuals do not participate. “An undercount means less funding for exactly the kind of programs and infrastructure that we will need to recover from the current COVID crisis,” said Maiden. “Census data are also used to fund like the National School Lunch, for example, which is critically important in many parts of our county.” As of this week, Santa Barbara County’s 67.7 percent rate is only marginally higher than California state’s which rests at 64.8 percent. On a city basis, Goleta and Solvang have the highest response rates at 72.8 and 71.6 percent, respectively. Santa Maria has currently holds the lowest turnout so far, with only 62.9 percent. To stay up-to-date on county response rates and census information, visit www.santabarbaracountycensus.org.

Open Auditions for CSU Channel Islands Virtual Choir


HESE DAYS, it seems that everything can be accomplished through the power of the internet — shopping, work, school — and now, singing. In a display of innovation and determination, California State University Channel Islands has announced the launch of its first virtual choir. Auditions are currently open to both continuing students and community members above age 18. “Our voices must sing and the song must endure and no pandemic can stop that,” said President of Channel Islands Choral Association Dean Butler. “Music throughout history has been the universal expression of healing, love, hope, and peace.” The virtual choir’s rehearsals will happen once a week via Zoom and the Virtual Choir Room. The choir’s progress and musical selection will be overseen by CSUCI Chorus Artistic Director KuanFen Liu. By utilizing the breakout room function, which allows participants to join separate video calls within the larger rehearsal, choral assistants will oversee each smaller group’s practice. Each rehearsal will also feature a conversation about the history and significance of that week’s music. The ultimate goal of this virtual choir is to host an online concert in early December titled “Celebrate Women Composers in Choral Music.” According to Liu, she decided on the performance’s theme out of a desire to call attention to female composers, and push against their lack of representation in conventional, major choral and orchestral performances. “I always want to use performing arts and music as a tool, as a language, to express issues that concern us all,” said Liu. “Inequality is one of those concerns, and female composers are not being appreciated enough. Their works have not been performed enough.” In order to craft this online concert, each singer will ultimately film themselves performing their part to a recorded musical accompaniment. These filmed individual performances will then be edited together to act as a collective, whole choir performance. The online concert will consist of a live-stream of the final video product.

Interested CSUCI students can participate in the virtual choir by signing up for it with the class code PAMU 307, but auditions are not limited to students. To schedule a virtual audition or communicate with Director Liu, email downbeatplus@gmail.com.


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

The Grief of Isolation in Care Communities


By Jeanne M. West, RN, MHA, Community Engagement Manager, Hospice of SB

T IS NEVER EASY TO MAKE A DECISION TO PLACE A LOVED ONE IN A CARE SETTING, despite the physical care needs, exhaustion of the caregiver, family insistence, or even the direct wish of the care receiver. The emotions involved with a loved one leaving their natural home to take up residence in an Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing community (notice I did not use the word “facility” which seems so impersonal), causes a tug of the heart and personal angst for all concerned in the decision-making process. In the age of COVID-19, this decision has become not only more difficult, but problematic in many ways. Prior to this time, families had the opportunity to visit care communities to see the resident rooms, observe activities, and perhaps even have a meal there. Now, in the days of COVID19 precautions, that must be done by Zoom or by using other very limited measures. There can be no observation of activities and certainly no dining with the residents to experience the ambiance, and “test” the food. Experiencing the “tone” of the environment, checking out the food, meeting other residents, and observing the “care” of the staff, gives reassurance to families making this big decision. This limited exposure not only In a recent Zoom dialogue makes admission to meeting, family members a care community challenging, but described the sadness, also worrisome for grief, and stressful nature most families. For of not being able to visit they know all too their mom/wife. well that once their loved one moves in, — Jeanne M. West they won’t be able to touch or hug or even see their loved ones, except for a visit from outside their window through a screen or on Zoom or FaceTime. In a recent Zoom dialogue meeting, family members described the sadness, grief, and stressful nature of not being able to visit their mom/wife. These emotions are magnified in an Assisted Living that specializes in caring only for persons with cognitive impairment. In this care setting, the emotional pain of families becomes even more dramatic! At this time, even outdoor visits requires that a mask be worn by the resident and the family member. A natural response is “will my Mom even recognize me during this visit? When confusion has surfaced in the past, I just hug my Mom and she knows it is me. Now that is not even possible.” How does one begin to provide support to these families? It starts with listening to their pain. The feelings of guilt quickly rise to the surface in the discussion. “If only we could have kept her home – but her care needs and increased behavioral changes made this impossible. The stress of caregiving was wearing my Dad down, and we are concerned about his health.” Being aware of that person’s pain, listening, really listening, without judgement or providing trite responses, is paramount to demonstrating care and support – compassion and empathy – for their current, painful experiences. Through all of this, it is important that families know that although their loved one is in a care setting, they are still considered caregivers. Families are now experiencing new and different emotions due to the required “distancing” from their loved ones. Normalizing their feelings and asking how they are attending to their own self-care, goes a long way toward easing the burden and frustration that COVID-19 related limitations have imposed. Stated another way, acknowledging that these families are experiencing real grief during this time of social isolation, gives validity to their emotions. Let us support, thank, and honor all families www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org and all caregivers on this journey of uncertainty.

August 14, 2020

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

El dolor del aislamiento en las comunidades de cuidados Por Jeanne M. West, RN, MHA, Gerente de participación comunitaria, Hospice of SB


UNCA ES FÁCIL TOMAR LA DECISIÓN DE COLOCAR A UN SER QUERIDO EN UN ENTORNO DE CUIDADO, a pesar de las necesidades de cuidados físicos, el agotamiento del cuidador, la insistencia de la familia o incluso el deseo directo de la persona que recibe el cuidado. Las emociones involucradas con un ser querido que abandona su hogar natural para establecerse en una comunidad de vida asistida o de enfermería especializada (observa que no usé la palabra “instalación” que parece tan impersonal), provocan un tirón del corazón y angustia personal para todos los involucrados en el proceso de tomar decisiones. En la era del COVID-19, esta decisión se ha vuelto no solo más difícil, sino problemática de muchas maneras. Antes de este tiempo, las familias tenían la oportunidad de visitar las comunidades de cuidados para ver las habitaciones de los residentes, observar las actividades y tal vez incluso comer allí. Ahora, en los días de las precauciones de COVID-19, eso debe hacerse mediante Zoom o utilizando otras medidas muy limitadas. No puede haber observación de actividades y desde luego no hay cena con los residentes para experimentar el ambiente y “probar” la comida. Experimentar el “tono” del entorno, probar la comida, conocer a otros residentes y observar el “cuidado” del personal, tranquiliza a las familias que toman esta gran decisión. Esta exposición limitada no solo hace que la admisión a una comunidad de cuidados sea un desafío, sino también preocupante para la mayoría de las familias. Porque saben muy bien que una vez que su ser querido se mude, no podrán tocar, abrazar o incluso ver a sus seres queridos, excepto por una visita desde afuera de una ventana o en Zoom o FaceTime. En una reciente reunión de diálogo de Zoom, los miembros de la familia describieron la tristeza, el dolor y la naturaleza estresante de no poder visitar a su madre/esposa. Estas emociones se magnifican en una comunidad de vida asistida que se especializa en atender solo a personas con deterioro cognitivo. ¡En este entorno de atención, el dolor emocional de las familias se vuelve aún más dramático! En este momento, incluso las visitas al aire libre requieren que el residente y el miembro de la familia usen una máscara. Una pregunta natural es “¿Mi mamá me reconocerá siquiera durante esta visita? Cuando la confusión ha surgido en el pasado, simplemente abrazo a mi mamá y ella sabe que soy yo. Ahora eso ni En una reciente reunión siquiera es posible.” de diálogo de Zoom, los ¿Cómo se empieza a dar miembros de la familia apoyo a estas familias? Comienza escuchando su dolor. Los sentimientos de culpa describieron la tristeza, rápidamente afloran a la superficie en la discusión. “Si el dolor y la naturaleza tan solo hubiéramos podido mantenerla en casa – pero estresante de no poder sus necesidades de atención y el aumento de los cambios visitar a su madre/esposa. de comportamiento hicieron que esto fuera imposible. El estrés del cuidado estaba agotando a mi papá y estamos — Jeanne M. West preocupados por su salud.” Ser consciente del dolor de esa persona, escuchar, escuchar realmente, sin juzgar o dar respuestas trilladas, es fundamental para demostrar cuidado y apoyo – compasión y empatía – por sus experiencias dolorosas actuales. A través de todo esto, es importante que las familias sepan que aunque su ser querido se encuentra en un entorno de cuidado, todavía se les considera cuidadores. Las familias ahora están experimentando emociones nuevas y diferentes debido al necesario “distanciamiento” de sus seres queridos. Normalizar sus sentimientos y preguntarles cómo se ocupan de su propio cuidado personal ayuda en gran medida a aliviar la carga y la frustración que han impuesto las limitaciones relacionadas con el COVID-19. Dicho de otra manera, reconocer que estas familias están viviendo un dolor real durante este tiempo de aislamiento social, da validez a sus emociones. Apoyemos, agradezcamos y honremos a todas las familias y todos los cuidadores en este viaje de incertidumbre.


Coping with COVID-19 Series In response to the growing need to support the Greater Santa Barbara community, HSB now offers a comprehensive resource page called “Coping With COVID-19.” It includes videos and articles by our Community Education staff of dedicated experts, therapists, and clergy. To learn more, please visit: www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Stay Healthy, Active, and Connected!

(805) 563-8820 | www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org

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COVID-19 Isolation Support Group

SBMM: Maritime On The Move

New Beginnings is offering a free COVID-19 Isolation Support Group on Mondays from 5:30 to 7pm via Zoom. To sign up call or text 805-419-3212.

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s Maritime on the Move (MotM) brings museum-quality experiences to sites including Carpinteria, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, and Santa Maria. These adventures begin outdoors and incorporate engaging activities for students to enjoy while exploring local ecosystems and biomes found in their own backyard. Programs can be customized.



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Live from the Lobero: KT Tunstall

Slovenian-born pianist and UCSB alumna Petra Peršolja will host a Children’s Concert featuring performances of beloved piano pieces for children, along with musical demonstrations on piano on Sunday, August 23rd at 10:45am as part of UCSB’s Virtual Summer Music Festival 2020. The festival kicks off on Saturday, August 22nd. https://music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival La pianista nacida en Eslovenia y ex alumna de UCSB, Petra Peršolja, presentará un Concierto para niños con presentaciones de piezas de piano queridas para niños, junto con demostraciones musicales en piano el domingo, 23 de agosto a las 10:45am como parte del Festival Virtual de Música de Verano de UCSB 2020. El Festival comienza el sábado, 22 de agosto. https://music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival

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

On Saturday, August 22nd at noon, the Lobero Theatre will host a special Pay-Per-View concert featuring KT Tunstall. Get ready to dance in your living room to KT’s mesmerizing, electric, and intimate solo virtual concert, the second show in The Lobero’s series of speciallypriced, live-streamed concerts which take place without an audience. Concert tickets are $15 (72 hours viewing window) and are available at www.lobero.org

UCSB Summer Music Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present the fifth annual UCSB Summer Music Festival on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd. All events will be presented virtually and free of charge via YouTube. The virtual festival will feature performances by HOCKET, Miguelito León, UC Santa Barbara Composition alumnus and pianist Marc Evanstein, the Nesta Steel Drum Band, University Carillonist Wesley Arai, a children’s concert led by pianist and UC Santa Barbara alumna Petra Peršolja, and more. For a full schedule, to learn more about the artists, and for links to the performances visit https://music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival

SBMA’s Parallel Stories (via Zoom)

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Virtual Safari SB TICKET Join in a free reading and conversation with Pulitzer Prizewinning author Hisham Matar in the Museum of Art’s second Parallel Stories offered live via Zoom on Sunday, August 23rd at 11am. A writer of exquisite gentleness and elegant pacing, Matar discusses his second memoir, A Month in Siena, which speaks eloquently to a sense of loss and of suspended time, of solitude, loneliness, love, and the way in which art can both console and consume us. To request your free ticket visit https://tinyurl.com/yypob8wb

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Ensemble Theatre Company’s Young Actors Conservatory will present a virtual musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on Saturday, August 22nd with two performances at 2pm and 7pm. With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. Tickets are $25 per household and are available online at www.etcsb.org or through the ETC Box Office at 805-965-5400.

Sundays with the Symphony

The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its live broadcast series, “Sundays with the Symphony,” on August 23rd at 3:30pm (PDT). This next episode, curated and hosted by Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, along with the Symphony’s new Director of Music Education, Kristine Pacheco, shines a spotlight on students of all levels from their Music Education Center programs, including alumni. To watch visit https://tinyurl.com/yc7hg8nt

Virtual Book Club Discussion of American Son

Ensemble Theatre Company and The SB Public Library will present a virtual book club discussion of Christopher Demos-Brown’s play American Son on Monday, August

The Sea Center will open its outdoor spaces to the public, starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4pm. Visitors will have access to the Wet Deck for exploring life beneath Stearns Wharf and touch the friendly Swell Sharks, sea anemones, sea stars, and other animals from the Intertidal Wonders exhibit. El Sea Center abrirá al público sus espacios exteriores, a partir de este fin de semana, sábado y domingo, del mediodía hasta las 4pm. Los visitantes tendrán acceso al “Wet Deck” para explorar la vida debajo de Stearns Wharf y tocar a los amistosos tiburones de oleaje, anémonas de mar, estrellas de mar y otros animales de la exhibición Maravillas intermareales.

17th at 5:30pm. The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Fox, artistic director of ETC, and James Joyce, Santa Barbara resident and founder of “Coffee With A Black Guy,” which holds community conversations about racial dynamics. American Son is a gripping look at the intersection of racial dynamics and the police. It portrays the parents of a black teenager as they anxiously await news of their son, who may have been picked up by the police. Registration is free and required at

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Sea Center To Open Outdoor Spaces The Sea Center has received permission to open its outdoor spaces to the public, starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4pm. Visitors will have access to the Wet Deck for exploring life beneath Stearns Wharf and be able to touch the friendly Swell Sharks, sea anemones, sea stars, and other animals from the Intertidal Wonders exhibit. Daily activities at the Museum (including visits from Sea Center experts and live animals) will continue through August. www.sbnature.org

Relive Past Fiestas

Since gatherings at Casa Cantina were cancelled this year, the SB Trust for Historic Preservation is providing a view into past Fiesta celebrations through a collection of photographs. They have been sharing

On Saturday, August 22nd at noon get ready to dance in your living room to KT Tunstall’s mesmerizing, electric, and intimate solo virtual concert, the second show in The Lobero’s series of specially-priced, live-streamed concerts. Concert tickets are $15 at www.lobero.org El sábado, 22 de agosto al mediodía, prepárate para bailar en tu sala al ritmo del fascinante, eléctrico e íntimo concierto virtual de KT Tunstal, el segundo espectáculo de la serie de conciertos transmitidos en vivo a precios especiales del Lobero. Los boletos para el concierto cuestan $15 en www.lobero.org

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Join in a free reading and conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hisham Matar in the Museum of Art’s second Parallel Stories offered live via Zoom on Sunday, August 23rd at 11am. Matar discusses his second memoir, A Month in Siena.. To request your free ticket visit https://tinyurl.com/yypob8wb Únete a una lectura y conversación gratuita con el autor ganador del premio Pulitzer Hisham Matar en las segunda Historias Paralelas del Museo de Arte que se ofrecerá en vivo a través de Zoom el domingo, 23 de agosto a las 11am. Matar habla de su segundo libro de memorias, Un mes en Siena. Para solicitar tu entrada gratuita visita https://tinyurl.com/yypob8wb Debido a las precauciones de COVID-19, las cancelaciones de eventos son fluidas en este momento. Informate con los organizadores del evento para confirmar que el evento aún se está llevando a cabo.


Ongoing Opportunities MUSEUMS & THE ARTS

SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back for new content. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering step-by-step instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the Museum’s collection; as well as lectures, musical performances, and Exhibition Extras from their Video Library. www.sbma.net UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content. The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: The Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Find virtual art classes, live concerts, and music streams, art activities for all ages, and

New Beginnings ofrece un grupo de apoyo de aislamiento de COVID19 gratuito los lunes de 5:30 a 7pm a través de Zoom. Para registrarte, llama o envía un mensaje de texto a 805-419-3212. https://tinyurl.com/y235zn2r

SBMM: Marítimo en movimiento

Marítimo en movimiento (Maritime on the Move) del Museo Marítimo de Santa Bárbara trae experiencias de calidad de museo a sitios como Carpintería, el Puerto de Santa Bárbara, el Valle de Santa Ynez, Lompoc y Santa María. Estas aventuras comienzan al aire libre e incorporan actividades atractivas para que los estudiantes las disfruten mientras exploran los ecosistemas y biomas locales que se encuentran en su propio patio trasero. Los programas se pueden personalizar.


En vivo desde el Lobero: KT Tunstall El sábado, 22 de agosto al mediodía, el Teatro Lobero acogerá un concierto especial y virtual con KT Tunstall. Prepárate para bailar en tu sala al ritmo del fascinante, eléctrico e íntimo concierto virtual de KT, el segundo espectáculo de la serie de conciertos transmitidos en

virtual galleries at: https://carpinteriaartscenter.org MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: Programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. www.moxi.org/athome

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El Festival de Música de Verano de UCSB 2020 se vuelve virtual

El Departamento de Música de UC Santa Bárbara presentará el quinto Festival de Música de Verano de UCSB anual el sábado, 22 de agosto y el domingo, 23 de agosto. Todos los eventos se presentarán de forma virtual y gratuita a través de YouTube. El festival virtual contará con presentaciones por HOCKET, Miguelito León, el ex alumno y pianista de composición de UC Santa Barbara Marc Evanstein, la Nesta Steel Drum Band, el carillonista universitario Wesley Arai, un concierto para niños dirigido por la pianista y ex alumna de UC Santa Barbara Petra Peršolja, y más. Para obtener un calendario completo, para obtener más información sobre los artistas, y para obtener enlaces a las presentaciones, visita https://music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival

Historias Paralelas de SBMA (a través de Zoom)

Únete a una lectura y conversación gratuita con el autor ganador del premio Pulitzer Hisham Matar en las segunda Historias Paralelas del Museo de Arte que se ofrecerá en vivo a través de Zoom el domingo, 23 de agosto a las 11am. Un escritor de exquisita dulzura y ritmo elegante, Matar habla de su segundo libro de memorias, Un mes en Siena, que habla elocuentemente de una sensación de pérdida y de tiempo suspendido, de soledad, amor y la forma en que el arte puede

MUSIC Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!: 60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live: https://tinyurl.com/yb2llz43


Eres un buen hombre, Charlie Brown

El Conservatorio de Jóvenes Actores de Ensemble Theatre Company presentará un musical virtual Eres un buen hombre, Charlie Brown (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) el sábado, 22 de agosto con dos funciones a las 2 y 7pm. Con encanto, ingenio y corazón, Eres un buen hombre, Charlie Brown explora la vida a través de los ojos de Charlie Brown y sus amigos de la pandilla Peanuts. Los boletos cuestan $25 por hogar y están disponibles en línea en www.etcsb.org o en la taquilla de ETC llamando al 805-965-5400.

Domingos con la Sinfonía

La Sinfónica de Santa Bárbara continúa con su serie de transmisión en vivo, “Domingos con la Sinfonía,” el 23 de agosto a las 3:30pm (PDT). Este próximo episodio, comisariado y presentado por el director artístico y musical, Nir Kabaretti, junto con la nueva directora de educación musical de la Sinfónica, Kristine Pacheco, destaca a los estudiantes de todos los niveles de los programas del Centro de educación musical, incluyendo a los ex alumnos. Para ver la presentación visita https://tinyurl.com/yc7hg8nt

Club de lectura virtual Discusión de American Son

Ensemble Theatre Company y La biblioteca pública SB presentarán un debate virtual en un club de lectura sobre la obra de Christopher DemosBrown American Son el lunes, 17 de agosto a las 5:30pm. La discusión será moderada por Jonathan Fox, director artístico de ETC, y James Joyce, residente de

11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org

OUTDOORS SBMNH’s Nature Nook: Sea Center interpreters and volunteers are bringing a little bit of the Sea Center to the SB Museum of Natural History’s campus with the new Nature Nook, offering engaging Museum and Sea Center activities. Check out the web calendar to plan your next August visit at www.sbnature.org/visit/calendar

Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning PCPA Plays On!: Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! PCPA will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ Center Stage’s Personal Stories, true stories performed by their authors, released as a pay-per-view video and filmed at Center Stage, are available on their website. Personal Stories Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, & Group 4 are available through August 31st. For tickets ($10-$50) visit: www.CenterStageTheater.org.

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SB Zoo Extended Summer Hours: The Zoo’s hours of operation have been extended from 10am to 7pm with early entry for Zoo Members starting at 9am. Online reservations are still required. Reserve your spot at www.sbzoo.org

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Solvang Food Tours Open: Looking to getaway for the day or a weekend? Eat This Shoot That invites you to enjoy a three hour outdoor food tour and stroll through iconic Solvang. They have contactless food tastings served in to-go style containers, social distancing with limited group sizes, and everyone is sporting a face mask. Use code FOODIENL10 to get ten

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Sea Center abrirá espacios al aire libre

El Sea Center ha recibido permiso para abrir sus espacios exteriores al público, a partir de este fin de semana, sábado y domingo, del mediodía hasta las 4pm. Los visitantes tendrán acceso al “Wet Deck” para explorar la vida debajo de Stearns Wharf y podrán tocar los amistosos tiburones de oleaje, anémonas de mar, estrellas de mar y otros animales de la exhibición Maravillas intermareales. Las actividades diarias en el Museo (incluyendo las visitas de expertos del Sea Center y animales vivos) continuarán hasta agosto. www.sbnature.org

Revive Las Fiestas Pasadas

Dado que las reuniones en Casa Cantina se cancelaron este año, SB Trust for Historic Preservation está brindando una vista de las celebraciones pasadas de Fiesta a través de una colección de fotografías. Han estado compartiendo imágenes tanto en Facebook como en Instagram, pero también puedes ver la colección completa de ¡Fiesta! Una tradición de Santa Bárbara: imágenes de la colección Pearl Chase, 1924-1930 en https://tinyurl.com/y58g9fm5

percent off all in-person food tour tickets. To buy tickets ($109/$99) visit https://tinyurl.com/yxbttas5 The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the first and third weekends of the month from 10am to 4pm and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open to the general public from Friday to Tuesday, 10am to 5pm, and to members only from 9am to 10am. No reservations are required, but visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events SB Museum of Natural History has opened its outdoor exhibits to the general public by reservation only from Wednesday to Sunday. Guests will have access to wander through hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely in the Butterflies Alive! exhibit and then explore

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Upcoming Events

SBIFF Family Film Fun – Finding Nemo!: Dive into and see the epic journey of everyone’s favorite clown fish in this week’s Family Fun Film, Finding Nemo! Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y6tpgs35 State Street Ballet: Romeo & Juliet: Part of the Redlands Bowl online summer series, State Street Ballet’s artistic director Rodney Gustafson retells William Shakespeare’s poignant classic with stylistic verve as Romeo and Juliet explores the human spirit at its deepest levels on Friday, August 14th at 8pm. To access the online performance visit https://tinyurl.com/y6xtowvm Art Meets Science Online Workshop: Dive into the fascinating world of corals with marine biologist Stefanie Coleman and then paint and draw your own coral reef postcard with artist Hilary George during the SB Museum of Natural History’s online workshop Art Meets Science on Saturday, August 15th from 11am to noon via Zoom. Supplies provided. To register ($20 members/$25) visit: https://tinyurl.com/y2v43d7k Rubicon Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Concert Series: Enjoy a 75-minute concert from the safety and comfort of your car in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The series continues with Jimmy Messina And Friends from August 17th to 19th, at 8pm.

Special Surprise Guests TBA Aug. 17th and 18th, and Kenny Loggins sits in Aug. 19th. For tickets ($15 to $99.50) visit www.rubicontheatre.org ‘Understanding Medicare’ Virtual Presentation: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) are sponsoring free virtual presentations for people interested in better understanding Medicare benefits. The New to Medicare presentation will be held Tuesday, August 18th at 6pm and the Understanding Medicare presentation will be held Tuesday, August 25th at 10am. To register, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805928-5663, Seniors@kcbx.net or online at www.CentralCoastSeniors.org. UCSB Arts & Lectures Free Summer Cinema: “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” continues with a screening of Friday Night Lights on Wednesday, August 19th at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Fred Nadis Virtual Book Discussion: Join Chaucer’s Books for an online conversation with Santa Barbara’s own Fred Nadis as he discusses his book Star Settlers with Dr. Jatila Van Der Veen on Wednesday, August 19th at 6pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y5o42rzw SB Maritime Museum Free Zoom Webinar: The Museum will continue its monthly lecture series via Zoom and on August 20th at 7pm will be hosting Corinne Heyning Laverty’s presentation about the Channel

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Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Reservations will be scheduled with staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. All visitors are required to wear face masks. To reserve a SelfGuided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Birdwatchers have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via Zoom until further notice Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15pm. Each week will focus on a different topic. Join the current meeting by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS Watershed Wednesdays: Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed Wednesdays, a series of live online activities including crafts, talks, tours, and more. Sign up for the Watershed Wednesdays email list at www.bit.ly/CreeksWW. Also follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/SBCreeks

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Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Cottage’s free online resources page offers fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at https://tinyurl.com/yc6t9uxa To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ffq28m

Islands Biological Survey. Laverty is a research associate and fellow at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County and an associate of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation. Registration Required: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbaraevents/ Friday Business Leaders Call: Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Chamber has been hosting Friday calls for business leaders and government representatives to connect with the goal to share their experience, response, and updates to the current economic crisis. Join the next call on Friday, August 21st, at 9am. Register in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/yxta85az 2020 Virtual Santa Barbara Triathlon: Athletes can register online and must participate in their chosen event within a specified time window – through August 23rd. Participants can choose when, where, and how they complete each leg. In the pool, on a bike path or trail. After submitting your time, participants will receive a T-shirt, finisher medal, and swim cap, and more in the mail. This year’s event will benefit Sansum Clinic and its front-line workers. Register at www.santabarbaratriathlon.com Channel Islands Nature Journalers Club: Join the SB Botanic Garden for the Channel Islands Nature Journalers Club, meeting the fourth Sunday this month (Sunday, August 23rd) via Zoom. During the meeting you’ll be guided in a number of different journaling exercises to simply practice observation of

Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://santabarbara.score. org/content/take-workshop-35; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: While activities at the Friendship Center are currently on hold, the center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485 Meeting ID: 257-870-485 Facebook Live: https://tinyurl.com/y9yktnm8 AHA! Free Online Workshops: From topics such as Body Image During Corona to Parenting in Place to Couples’ Issues in Extreme Conditions, AHA! therapists and coaches are offering free online workshops. Preregistration is required. For a complete schedule and to register visit https://ahasb.org/

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UCSB Arts & Lectures continues their Free Summer Cinema, “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” with a screening of Friday Night Lights on Wednesday, August 19th at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu UCSB Arts & Lectures continúa su Cine de Verano Gratuito, “Películas bajo las estrellas en tu auto” con una proyección de Friday Night Lights el miércoles, 19 de agosto a las 8:30pm en el West Wind Drive-In en Santa Bárbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu and connection to the natural world. Sliding Scale starting at $5. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y68a43rm Holli Harmon: Musings of Califia and Beyond: The Wildling Museum will present artist Holli Harmon for a digital presentation on Wednesday, August 19th at 4pm via Zoom. Harmon recently opened a new exhibition at Santa Barbara’s Sullivan Goss Gallery featuring her most recent body of work, Califia. The online presentation Califia and Beyond will feature an inside look at artistic

SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications each week about the next event in the webinar series. www.adl.org/webinars Watch archived webinars at https://tinyurl.com/yc6ynu6z Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6 Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in

process and new works. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y2bgjfqn State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series continues with Common Ground, a cutting-edge contemporary dance program celebrating unity through dynamic movement on Wednesday, August 19th at 5pm on www.CYA.Live. Watch from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company. To watch ($9.99) visit: www.cya.live/event/1559

the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. Watch the video https://tinyurl.com/ybncdsct or listen to the podcast https://tinyurl.com/ydgsowpm TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change: TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual talks to address two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism. The online events will be free and broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesdays at 4pm through December 2020. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com Library Sidewalk Service Locations Added at Eastside, Montecito, and Carpinteria locations in addition to Central Library. Days and times for each location vary. Book drops will also be open at each location during Sidewalk Service hours. This contactless pickup service is only available to SBPL cardholders. https://tinyurl.com/y7pkvas7 ‘And She Could Be Next’: The two-part documentary series And She Could Be Next, directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, tells the powerful story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming politics from the ground up. The two episodes can be streamed free until August 31st at www.andshecouldbenext.com

Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: As long as the quarantine lasts, Center classes have been moved online. Evening classes As Bi r nam Wo o d R e s i d e nt s , pl e as e l e t ou r Bi r nam on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from h istor y and Monte c ito e x p e r i e nc e s work for you. 6:30 to 7:30pm, begin with a guided breathing meditation and culminate with Broker | Principal | Realtor® a second meditation CalDRE#00660866 based upon the evening’s topic. The Sales Agent & Principal Sunday morning class CalDRE#01927919 from 10:30 to 11:45am is a practice class BV@MontecitoVillage.com with commentary. Suggested donation for 805·455·1609 Cell class is $10. Register at https://tinyurl. B i r n a m Wo o d P r o p e r t i e s com/y9ea3wpj



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Thank You Frontline Workers!

“We are all making sacrifices to keep our neighbors safe and healthy. Thank you for staying home and helping our community flatten the curve. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our frontline workers — our first responders, doctors, nurses, health care workers, grocery clerks, postal service workers, agricultural workers, and many more. Thank you for serving our community. We are Central Coast Strong!”

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Vandenberg Air Force Base: Propelling the Future of the Space Industry


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ECOMING A “PLUG-IN” AND EXPLORE spacelift facility, with eyes toward being a “Spaceport of the Future,” Vandenberg Air Force Base is moving front and center in the field of space research. Even in the midst of a global pandemic and all the complications that come with it, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) is hard at work. To provide an update on current and ongoing plans, 30th Space Wing Commander Colonel Anthony J. Mastalir presented the annual State of Vandenberg Address virtually on August 6th. He used this address as an opportunity to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and outline the base’s future plans, including the creation of a “Spaceport of the Future.” “This is an interesting year for a launch,” said Mastalir. “It’s interesting in the sense that the preponderance of our launch activities are really back-ended in the second half of the calendar

A vission of a “Spaceport of the Future”

year. Now, this is fortuitous given the COVID-19 pandemic really set everyone back on their heels for a few months, here, and in many ways, we’re still kinda hunkering down and learning how to perform operations differently, safely in the midst of this global pandemic.” Mastalir began his address by reflecting on nine of the base’s 2019 launches, specifically highlighting the Buzzard-1 Mission that featured VAFB’s first test of an intermediate range ballistic missile. He then explained the base’s 2020 launch activity, which so far has consisted of two successful tests of Minuteman missiles, the most recent happening on August 4th. Between August and December, the base has five more launches planned. These launches will include a test of Alpha Flight Test-1 in collaboration with Firefly Aerospace, and a Falcon 9 Sentinel-6A launch as part of a larger NASA consortium. In terms of expansion, Mastalir hopes to increase the number of commercial spacelift providers they work with. Until now, VAFB has predominantly worked with the aerospace companies SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. However, Mastalir intends to announce additional entrant companies to the spacelift industry as future collaborators by the end of this month. Companies currently in the running include Blue Origin, Relativity, and SpinLaunch. “We all know that we are in a prime location, especially for the polar orbits,” explained Mastalir. “But it also is a testament to the flexibility

and agility of the team here at the Western Range. Being able to not just provide the services, but actually facilitate the development for these new entrants, giving that advice, helping them navigate the challenges of a new company trying to get a foothold.” Each of these collaboration efforts play into Mastalir’s larger goal to create a “Range of the Future” (ROTF). Through the ROTF plan, the base will update antiquated infrastructure in preparation of opening its Eastern and Western Range up to outside, commercial companies conducting their own tests. This way, companies will be able to more easily “plug-in” to the base’s existing resources while working. Coupled with this plan is Mastalir’s vision. “We’ve teamed with REACH and the state of California and CalPoly and Deloitte to look at building out a commercial space zone,” said Mastalir. “Really driving toward the ultimate objective is a thriving, commercial spaceport right here in the central coast.” Also motivated by the base’s aspirations to work more closely with commercial companies, these Spaceport plans focus on constructing an area for more outside groups’ launches and tests to take place. The base currently plans for the spaceport to stretch across about 2,000 acres between the North and South Bases. “These companies are operating on thin

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margins,” elaborated Mastalir. “So the concept here is how can we facilitate — in a way that’s legal, ethical, moral, of course — but how can we facilitate a commercial company who is trying to get a foothold in this industry, and help them navigate the challenges and also realize the rewards of having a launch operation here in the central coast.” Mastalir closed with updates on the United States Space Force (USSF), alerting listeners that VAFB is currently being considered as a potential headquarters location for its combatant command, U.S. Space Command (USSC). The decision will be announced in early 2021.

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SENSE OF JOY AND ACCOMPLISHMENT, denied to 2020 graduates due to COVID-19 pandemic precautions, radiates from a new mural spear-headed by The Dos Pueblos High School Foundation and completed on August 11st. Referred to as the Class of 2020 Resiliency Wall, the 264 square foot mural incorporates 466 student tiles, as well as the school crest, the year, and “We are Resilient” (an homage to the “We are DP” school slogan). The plaque next to the mural reads: “Dedicated to the Class of 2020 who showed their resiliency and strength during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are DP!” “Seeing the beautiful mural come to fruition was a wonderfully emotional moment - symbolizing our school coming together to overcome the challenges of last spring to celebrate the class of 2020,” related Principal Bill Woodard. “I want to thank the DPHS Foundation for spearheading the efforts which will be a lasting legacy to the class of 2020!” Over Memorial weekend, graduating seniors were each given a 6”x6” tile to design like a flying graduation cap. The mural captures the mortarboard toss, a graduation tradition the Class of 2020 missed out on. Volunteers painted caps with names on them for those who couldn’t participate so all who graduated would be represented. “The Dos Pueblos community really stepped up to make this project a reality. We raised over $10,000 in less than two weeks. In addition, Tileco donated over 1,000 tiles, local artist Scott Boger painted the crest and lettering, Eliesa Bollinger, our high school ceramics teacher, spent the summer firing tiles, and local craftsmen and alumni, Clayte Robinson and Jorge Lorca, did the installation”




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with community-based organizations, NGOs, and governmental agencies to promote greater N THE YEARS SINCE ANABEL FORD scientific knowledge of the prehistory and ecology ENCOUNTERED THE MAYA CITY OF EL of the Maya lowlands,” she said. “New data PILAR between Belize and Guatemala in 1983, generated by this project will be available to all the research anthropologist and director of partners to aid in planning projects for education the MesoAmerican Research Center at UC Santa and development.” Barbara has dedicated her career to documenting Before Ford’s research at El Pilar, it was widely and preserving the ancient site. believed the Maya disappeared as a result of Now, a new grant of $289,806 from the overpopulation and environmental degradation. National Science But in her work at the site, Foundation will allow she has demonstrated that Ford and her research the Maya were in fact skilled team of archaeologists, managers of the forest. botanists, geographers, “Ecological imperialism palynologists, and has been the de facto judge,” soil scientists to she said, “and the view has conduct research into impacted how to look at how the Maya built the landscape if you are and sustained dense looking for arable land that is settlements in the plowable — and the Maya did tropical forest. Narciso Torres, master forest gardener, not use a plow! If you look for and UCSB’s Anabel Ford at El Pilar “We are asking fertility and cultivatable land, what geographic if it is by hand that is a whole different view. Also, characteristics are influencing ancient Maya the fact that the milpa cycle is key. Agroforestry settlements,” said Ford, whose team includes costudies show the value of the intimate poly-cultural principal investigator Keith Clarke, professor in farm view is so different than the monocrop the Department of Geography at UCSB. “To ask conventional farming typical in the U.S.” this question we need to have a settlement survey In The Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of for archaeology, soil for fertility, vegetation for the Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands environment, topography for the landscape base, (Routledge, 2015), which she co-authored with and the modeling for geography. Ronald Nigh, Ford examines how the milpa system “This grant will bring into our comparative — a carefully managed cycle of land clearing and data a soil study by soil scientists and vegetation crop-tree rotation that is completed with the land and pollen analysis by botanists from EcoSur returning to forest — was able to sustain large Mexico,” she continued. “They work in the Maya pre-Columbian populations. And rather than Forest and will bring in new and challenging destroying the environment through agriculture, perspectives on the settlement and environmental as conventional wisdom holds, the Maya milpa issues.” system improved the soil and biodiversity of the The grant will also let Ford finish mapping El forest. Pilar Archaeological Reserve for Maya Flora and It’s worth noting as well that Ford says she Fauna, which covers 5,000 acres, or 2,000 hectares. “encountered” El Pilar rather than “discovered” Remotely sensed Lidar imagery, along with data it, and the remnants of what was a vital city are from the various disciplines on-site, will be used “monuments,” not “ruins.” The site has been there by Clarke to build models of agricultural land for millennia, and its existence has never been a sustainability and human environmental impacts. secret to the Maya themselves. “We need soil and vegetation data,” Ford said, “The name El Pilar was on maps that I found “to integrate the settlement survey and compile even without mention to the plazas and temples,” a new map with all variables to examine site and subsistence and then move on to examine in depth she said, “and like Columbus ‘discovering’ America, it was always there — I just helped to how El Pilar’s people managed the environment.” give it value in the archeological world. That is The project will also provide opportunities for another reason I use the word monument, not students, professional colleagues, and volunteers ruins: It commands respect, and gives the local from the United States, Belize, Guatemala, and community agency and values their observations Mexico to engage in the research, according to and experience at El Pilar.” Ford. “Investigators will expand local networks Printed with permission of UCSB Office of and partnerships by coordinating activities Public Affairs and Communications By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current


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A countywide task force is focused on the experiences and concerns of migrant and marginalized communities during the pandemic

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HE STILL SURGING COVID-19 CRISIS has disproportionately affected marginalized communities nearly anywhere you look. That disparity is marked in northern Santa Barbara County, where a vast majority of positive cases have been recorded among its populations of Indigenous migrants and undocumented residents. The Latinx and Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force —conceived by Dr. Van Do-Reynoso, director of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, and helmed by physician Melissa Smith, director of health equity initiatives at UC Santa Barbara — is working to help these individuals by focusing on their experiences, health education, and equitable treatment in the face of the pandemic. The group also counts multiple UCSB graduate and undergraduate students, as well as several staff and faculty affiliated with the UCSB Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship, among its collaborating partners. “We are trying to respond, rapidly, to emerging challenges and realities of this pandemic,” said Melissa Smith, M.D. Smith, who also works in the Santa Barbara County Health Care Center in Santa Maria, caring mainly for Indigenous women farm workers. “With the recent spike in cases, which is happening primarily in North County, there’s been a deeper dive looking at data there to inform strategies. And our task force will support that in whatever way we can. “The task force is focused on strengthening collaboration between the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and cross-sectoral partners who work with Latinx and Indigenous migrant communities,” added Smith, also chair of the expert healthcare panel convened to guide the reopening process in Santa Barbara County. The task force grew organically out of a course that Smith co-teaches, with Melissa Morgan-Consoli and Maryam KiaKeating of UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, about community-based participatory research on health disparities. Grounded in social justice, the approach calls for people who are disproportionately and directly impacted by health inequities to be involved in every stage of the research and subsequent action. In partnership with various community organizations and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, projects tackled in the class over the past two years have centered on various health concerns of Santa Barbara County immigrant communities. The course was wrapping up its 2020 winter quarter, which looked specifically at health concerns of the Latinx and Indigenous migrant communities, just as the virus began to swell. “That’s when Van Do-Reynoso asked if I could help create a task force to continue that focus on the concerns of immigrant and undocumented Latinx in the county, but drilling into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them,” Smith said. “We need to hear from people in those communities about their own lived experiences, so we applied those principles of community-based participatory research to the creation of this task force.” According to Nayra Pacheco Guzman, language justice

associate with the task force and a representative of El Centro Santa Barbara, the work of task force members and participants have been key in developing ongoing innovative and culturally relevant solutions in the face of COVID-19 by the community for the community. “We operate out of language justice principles to ensure that community leaders can engage in the work as their fullest selves regardless of what language they speak so that the vital information and efforts developed also reach our community in the many languages spoken here,” she noted. “The task force has also been a space for growth via issues that need addressing at a larger level, as participants elevate systemic problems that affect our local prison population, LGBTQ+, Black, and Pan-Asian members of our county,” Pacheco Guzman continued. “We are being challenged to look at social intersections and connect them through a public health and community lens.” The group began meeting weekly by Zoom at the end of March and now has more than 150 participants representing over 60 organizations from across the county. “It is a very vibrant, iterative process whereby we are hearing from community based organizations,” Smith said, “and some farm workers themselves call in with interpretation support, so we get to hear directly what is going on in their communities during the pandemic. Then collectively we troubleshoot, brainstorm about how we can address this challenge, share resources, make an action plan, and carry it out.” Those actions have included key messaging — in the way of videos, audio PSAs, radio announcements, and ads on social networks, in multiple Indigenous languages — about how to protect against transmission, how and where to get a free COVID-19 test, where to find face coverings and handwashing resources, and contact tracing. “Throughout the county you have essential workers — people cleaning the hospitals, people working in grocery stores — real frontline workers. And all those folks, most have low-paying wages and are more likely to be living multiple families to one apartment,” Smith said. “So not only are they experiencing increased risk of exposure due to the work they’re doing, but they’re also in living situations that put them at greater risk because they can’t physically distance as easily as others can. “That’s what is so strong and important about having all these different community organizations and institutions represented on this task force,” she added, “and our UC Santa Barbara students have been very involved and are making great contributions to these efforts.” That includes Trevor Auldridge, a Ph.D. student in sociology at UCSB and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Having worked with Smith in her participatory research course, he contacted her to inquire about local efforts to promote health justice in response to COVID-19. She invited him to join the task force. “I have extended family who have died from COVID-19;

I have family members that have severe respiratory illnesses and other diseases that put them at an increased chance of getting COVID-19; and I have many friends and family who have lost employment because of the current economic crisis,” Auldridge said. “I figured I could do community aid on their behalf in Santa Barbara, and the Task Force seemed like a very tangible medium to do so. Auldridge in his role has conducted multiple projects deemed urgent by the collective. He developed a database of COVID-19 related grants for organizations providing direct relief to immigrant communities and assisted in research for successful grant applications. As reopening began, he worked with undergraduate collaborators Arianna Macias, Karina Cruz, and Monica Bajwa to collect data for a demographic profile of people in the county who might be at greater risk of contracting the virus — “people of color, people in dense living circumstances, people in essential, low-paying occupations,” he noted — to understand what structural interventions might assist them.” “As an institution that hopes to develop a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society,” Auldridge said of UCSB, “we have an obligation to serve Indigenous communities through responsive, interdisciplinary public works.” A 1.5 generation immigrant, Alex Maldonado, who landed on the task force through her ongoing work as a graduate student researcher with Smith, has directly experienced “the health issues of being a minority immigrant in the U.S.” “As such, I am passionate about social justice and health equity, and I am very interested in community action that engages in advancing health equity efforts,” she said. “I know there is great wisdom and power in community work, and my dissertation revolves around health among immigrants in the U.S. Indigenous immigrant communities experience, an intersectionality that puts them in a particularly vulnerable position because of language and cultural barriers in both their home countries as well as destination countries. “It is especially important to understand the obstacles that Indigenous migrant communities experience and to work alongside them to find collaborative ways that work to advance the health interests of every community,” Maldonado continued. With that in mind, Smith said the task force has recently expanded its umbrella. In efforts to create a broader countywide effort, they are seeking collaboration with leaders from the Black and Pan-Asian communities, “to support health equity collaborative projects that are inclusive of all historically marginalized individuals.” “Our UCSB team is interested in supporting and responding to the priorities of all of these communities,” Smith said. “As our partners from those communities can guide the work of the students, that’s what we are interested in doing. We have a strong desire to lift those concerns up.” Photo courtesy of United States Department of Agriculture


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A Little Fantasy... AST WEEK’S EXCITEMENT, the reimagined Fiesta Parade that didn’t happen, was one of the unexpected surprises in this uncertain time. I so missed seeing the Parade, like everyone else, especially those of us who practiced our best ¡Viva La Fiesta! while dousing ourselves in confetti in front of the bathroom mirror! El Presidente Erik Davis and the Old Spanish Day’s committee deserve accolades An exhibition of photos by Ralph A. Clevenger are part of the for their cautious monitoring in Maritime Museum’s online offerings order to keep our community safe. Nonetheless, ¡Viva La! to you all! Speaking about unexpected surprises, a flight of fancy just came to mind that swirls around one of the most beloved legends of the sea. The mythological mermaid, envisioned as a beautiful woman graced with the tail of a fish, is a staple of the human imagination that has remained a mysterious presence for hundreds and thousands of years. Claimed to be seen by sailors while contemplating the hidden mysteries of the ocean during their many months at sea, the mermaid fantasy is one not to be dismissed. Or … could it be that it’s not just fantasy? With most of our planet covered by water, it’s no surprise that mariners believed in a world beneath the surface of the ocean where mysterious creatures thrived. The idea of a half-human half-fish has been in ancient legends ever since our species took to the sea. The belief in mermaids may have arisen at the very dawn of our species when female figures first appear in cave paintings in the late Paleolithic - Stone Age - period some 30,000 years ago. Mermaids also abound in mythology as sirens of the sea and the Greek epic poet Homer spoke of them in The Odyssey. In the ancient Far East, mermaids were the wives of powerful sea-dragons, and served as trusted messengers between their spouses and the emperors on land. Mermaids have been known to sing a siren’s song to lure the unsuspecting mariner to fall in love … or to his death. Through the ages and into modern times, several currently practiced religions of the world, including Hinduism, worship mermaid goddesses. Children today are familiar with the Disney version of The Little Mermaid, a somewhat sanitized version of a Hans Christian Andersen 1837 fairy tale. Adults, on the other hand, have enjoyed a variety of films on the subject. One of my favorites is director Ron Howard’s 1984 romantic fantasy, Splash, which actually touches upon a centuries old legend. The film involves a young man (Tom Hanks) who falls in love with a mysterious woman (Daryl Hannah). Secretly a mermaid, she conceals her true form until she becomes trapped on land. Ancient legend has it that the mermaid on land must return to the sea or forever become human, a theme that is the mainstay of this story. Always an inspiration to artists and storytellers, the mermaid legend continues unabated. Which begs the question: is this fascinating creature simply a fantasy, or does she live out there somewhere in the deep? Reports of mermaid sightings are very rare, but they do exist. Most recently, as an example, news reports in 2009 claimed that a mermaid was sighted off the coast of Israel. Recognized by onlookers on a beach, she performed for them just before sunset and then slipped away into the darkened waters. Other reports also exist dating over hundreds of years, including a sighting during Columbus’ voyage to the New World. Regardless of time, place, or culture, the mermaid continues to fascinate, and to me it’s no longer significant whether she’s legend or fact, because her mystery remains... and is her legacy. The Maritime Museum’s latest exhibit Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths and Legends through Photography is the source of these beautiful images, so do stop by and visit https://youtu.be/dcfPMDSHORk or www.sbmm.org for more of the same.

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NatureTrack Film Festival to be Held Virtually


HIS OCTOBER, film and nature lovers across Santa Barbara County and beyond will be able to kick back, relax, and enjoy a series of acclaimed documentaries and short films all from the comfort of their homes. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NatureTrack Foundation has announced its third annual NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) will take place October 9th to 18th on a virtual, remote platform. Featuring films from over 20 different countries, this film festival will allow viewers a chance to safely celebrate and learn more about our world and its environment. “In 2021, look for NatureTrack Film Festival ON TOUR, and in 2022 we will be back in person,” said NatureTrack Foundation and NTFF founder Sue Eisaguirre. “We look forward to making our beloved town of Los Olivos pop in a most festive way and to celebrating the filmmakers whose passion leads the way.” Originally scheduled to be an in-person, three day event, NTFF is an annual fundraising effort for the Los Olivos based NatureTrack Foundation. Founded in 2011, NatureTrack Foundation aims to cultivate children’s appreciation and understanding for nature by arranging free outdoor field trips across Santa Barbara County. They have hosted over 22,000 outdoor adventures for local schoolchildren to date. Accordingly, all of the funds from this year’s virtual NTFF will go toward supporting the foundation’s future field trip efforts. Interested participants can purchase tickets by visiting www.naturetrackfilmfestival.org. Tickets purchased for the original in-person event will also be honored. One of the festival’s highlights will be the showing of a two-minute short film to accompany the streaming of the film Birth of a Pride. Its screening is made possible by the Goleta-based company FLIR Thermal Imaging, who has been working with the World Wildlife Fund’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project. This project works against illegal poaching in Africa, and has started using FLIR’s infrared camera technology as a major tool. The short film will provide NTFF viewers with an inside glimpse into how thermal imaging is being used in modern conservation and protection efforts. Other featured films will include By Hand, The Lost Kings of Bioko, 83°Ski the North, Kokoly, and more, reaching a total of 72 films across eight category themes.

To learn more about the 2020 NatureTrack Film Festival, visit www.naturetrackfilmfestival.org. Information about the NatureTrack Foundation and its ongoing efforts can be found at www.naturetrack.org.

IMPORTA Names New Executive Director

Marline Flores

MARLINE FLORES has been promoted to serve local non-profit IMPORTA as its Executive Director. Born in Santa Barbara, Flores has worked with IMPORTA for the past two years as its Director of Operations. She has also worked as an accredited representative as authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice, meaning she can represent immigrants throughout their application processes for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. IMPORTA is Santa Barbara County’s largest legal immigration services provider. As its Executive Director, Flores will ensure it continues to meet community needs amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and improve outreach across the county, with a focus on helping agricultural workers. www.importasb.org

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IMELY AND SAFE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE has never been more important for the Santa Barbara community. To meet this need, Sansum Clinic has extended operations at their Urgent Care facility located at 215 Pesetas Lane to be open seven days a week from 8am to 7pm. The clinic will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, including face masks, social distancing, and sanitizing surfaces on a more frequent basis. The Pesetas Lane Sansum Clinic Urgent Care location currently employs a team of physicians and advanced practice providers whose specialties are emergency, internal, family, and sports medicines. Its goal is to provide community members access to medical care if treatment is needed beyond their doctor office’s open hours, or if their doctor is not available to meet with them the day or moment emergency care is needed. Accordingly, patients are not required to make appointments before visiting Urgent Care, nor do they need to be a Sansum Clinic patient in order to be treated. In order to prevent patients from having to travel to additional locations for treatments, Urgent Care offers lab and pharmacy facilities as well as advanced imaging and intravenous therapies. “Sansum Clinic’s Urgent Care, with advanced imaging and other diagnostic testing capabilities, allows us to provide the type of care and services that typically would only be found in an emergency room setting, and we have shorter wait times and lower costs to the patient,” said Sansum Clinic Medical Director Marjorie Newman, MD.

Sansum Clinic has developed the “Sansum Clinic Urgent Care Wait Time App” so that patients are able to review wait times before arriving. Individuals are also able to contact the clinic by calling 805-563-6110, and can learn more by visiting www.sansumclinic.org/medical-services/urgent-care.

Willett Named Director of Development SUSIE WILLETT will be joining Dream Foundation as their Director of Development. Having worked with Westmont College as Director of Donor Relations and Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for six years, Willett looks forward to applying her experience to help Dream Foundation’s fundraising efforts. She has also previously worked with Visit Santa Barbara in sales and marketing, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. Based in Santa Barbara, Dream Foundation is the only dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults that operates on a national level. By joining their team, Willett will work to ensure that they receive necessary funding to continue providing quality care to our community and beyond. www.dreamfoundation.org

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Carpinteria Writers to Publish New Books


OCAL WRITERS BECKY BRITTAIN AND ERIC VON SCHRADER are scheduled to release their books, The Art of Sparkling and A Universe Less Traveled within the next month. A Carpinteria based couple, von Schrader and Brittain’s books can be pre-ordered from local bookstores, including Chaucer’s Books, Tecolote Books, and The Book Den.

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Becky Brittain will publish her work The Art of Sparkling, Share Your Inner Light with the World this Friday, August 14th. Her virtual launch parties will take place via Zoom on August 15th at 10am and 4pm. An exploration of the energy we each carry with us, Brittain’s book aims to direct readers toward utilizing that energy personally and when lending a helpingEric von Schrader and Becky Brittain hand to others. Beyond her writing, Brittain is a life coach, psychotherapist, and a dancemovement therapist. She received her PhD in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and her Master’s in Dance with Specialization in Dance Therapy from University of California, Los Angeles. Through publishing The Art of Sparkling, Brittain speaks to her commitment to help others in her community and beyond. Eric von Schrader’s novel A Universe Less Traveled will be released September 10th. The details of his virtual launch parties are forthcoming. Told from the perspective of Billy Boustany, a St. Louis Missouri local, A Universe Less Traveled follows Billy as he realizes he can visit a reimagined St. Louis that is parallel to his reality. However, what originally appears to be a fun escape shortly poses serious threats, forcing Billy on an adventure across this unfamiliar version of his home city. Originally from St. Louis himself, von Schrader is also one of the founders of the education and training program developer Cantilever Instruction+Design. He currently works as its Director of Instructional Design.


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It’s a decided mixed picture, in other words, with most sectors adding workers, except for Mining/Logging and Information services. Overall business activity has been picking up in both the manufacturing and service sectors, according to surveys by the Institute of Supply Managers (ISM) released earlier in the week. But said surveys are also deceptive, since they tell us whether there is an increase or decrease in activity, but not actual numbers. The services sector supply managers’ index rose to 58.1 percent with any number above 50 signifying expansion; 67.2 percent said business activity had ramped up and 67.7 percent had new orders. They included Health Care & Social Assistance; Retail Trade; By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE / “Popular Economics” Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale Trade; Educational Services; and Construction HE OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FELL for the among the 15 businesses that make up the survey, just as do the jobs’ third month in a row to 10.2 percent from 11.1 percent, the numbers in the unemployment report. government said Friday. The hot pace of U.S. employment “This reading represents growth in the services sector for These improvements in the growth in the late spring gave way in July to a sharp slowdown the second straight month after contraction in April and May, labor market reflected the in hiring as the economy added back just 1.76 million jobs, preceded by a 122-month period of expansion,” said the ISM noncontinued resumption of “underscoring the fragile nature of a recovery with the coronavirus manufacturing report. still running rampant in many states,” said MarketWatch’s Jeff Manufacturing also did well in the ISM manufacturing survey: economic activity that had Bartash. “The July PMI® registered 54.2 percent, up 1.6 percentage points been curtailed due to the We have merely returned to the highest unemployment rate from the June reading of 52.6 percent. This figure indicates achieved during the Great Recession (ten percent) that ended in coronavirus (COVID-19) expansion in the overall economy for the third month in a row after 2009. But it took until 2018 to return to anything resembling full a contraction in April, which ended a period of 131 consecutive pandemic and efforts to employment (four percent), another eight years. But even then, months of growth.” contain it. In July, notable job many millions were still either working part time that couldn’t find And lastly, new applications for unemployment benefits, a rough full time work, or had given up looking for work. gauge of layoffs, fell by 249,000 in early August to 1.19 million, gains occurred in leisure and Will that happen again? So far we have only restored about 9.3 touching the lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic began hospitality, government, retail million, leaving more than half of the Americans who lost their jobs more than four months ago. trade, professional and business still unemployed. It was a surprising decline that also suggests some improvement The Bureau of Labor Statistics said today [August 7th], in the labor market despite another surge in coronavirus cases in services, other services, and “These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued many U.S. states. health care. resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the So it’s probably safe to say that congress has to get its act together – The Bureau of Labor Statistics coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In July, and provide more recovery assistance if we want actual positive notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, government, economic growth in the fall. The Fed’s easy money policy that has retail trade, professional and business services, other services, and driven short-term interest rates to essentially zero can’t prevent an health care.” even deeper recession that began in February without more congressional aid. What’s more, an even larger 31 million people were collecting unemployment benefits That was the lesson we learned in the Great Recession. A divided congress that won’t act in mid-July based on the most recent numbers available. And the divided Congress still will create a divided country. hasn’t agreed to extend a $600 federal unemployment bonus that expired at the end of July, Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. another potential roadblock for the recovery, as we know at this writing.

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Montecito Bank & Trust Reports Strong Second Quarter


OTH ASSET AND LOAN GROWTH WERE REPORTED FOR THE SECOND QUARTER by Montecito Bank & Trust. Total assets grew 21.99 percent or $339.31 million during the 12-month period ending June 30th, closing at $1.88 billion, with loan growth of 30.36 percent or $298.7 million year-over-year, ending the first quarter at $1.28 billion. Deposit growth saw a 23.17 percent or $313.8 million lift year-over-year, with quarter-end deposits totaling $1.67 billion. Asset, loan, and deposit growth were positively impacted by the bank’s participation in the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). Total net income for the first quarter increased 15.32 percent to $6.69 million year over year. The bank’s total risk-based capital remains very strong at 14.66 percent, exceeding the ten percent regulatory minimum required to be considered well-capitalized. “While we’ve seen extraordinary growth due to PPP, we expect many of these loans to be forgiven in the third and fourth quarters, which will impact growth numbers going forward for 2020,” noted Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO. Ms. Garufis added, “Our second quarter performance is a direct testament to the unwavering dedication and customer service excellence our teams demonstrate day in and day out. From working to secure as much PPP funding as possible for Santa Barbara and Ventura County clients and non-clients, to welcoming clients back to the branch lobbies in June, our teams’ tremendous efforts underscore the unique difference and distinct advantage of banking with Montecito Bank & Trust. I am proud that our COVID-19 Relief Team provided over $205 million in PPP funding to over 1,700 recipients in support of over 22,000 jobs across Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. And I am grateful for the trust our communities and our clients put in our teams, and the relationships we build together, every day. As the largest, locally owned community bank on the Central Coast, we remain committed to supporting our communities and providing a world class experience as we each continue to endure the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Founded in 1975, the bank celebrated its 45th anniversary on March 17th, 2020 and operates eleven branch offices in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura, Camarillo, and Westlake Village. Montecito Bank & Trust has a history of unwavering corporate philanthropy in the local communities it serves, annually donating $1.5 million dollars and volunteering over 7,500 hours to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Demeaning Street Name Recommended For Change


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DEROGATORY STREET NAME FROM THE 1850’S is about to change as part of a new community focus on racism. A Westside street named Indio Muerto — meaning “dead Indian” — recently received complaints, which were reviewed by the city’s Neighborhood Advisory Council on Monday. A name change was recommended to the City Council. “Because racism still exists in Santa Barbara, California, and in the USA, we need to stand up to ensure that Black lives do matter, that Indigenous self-determination is honored, and that all manifestations of institutional racism are challenged and eliminated, no matter what form it takes or what people and groups support racism,” the Barbareño Chumash Tribal Council wrote in letter to Mayor Cathy Murillo on June 15th, 2020. The request for the name change was included in the Barbareño Chumash Tribal Council’s letter to Mayor Cathy Murillo, which was part of a packet of materials on the issue put together by the Neighborhood Advisory Council, while working with the liaison from the City Administrator’s Office. “In this contemporary moment, where racist institutions have been met with increased scrutiny, we are requesting that the City of Santa Barbara change the street named “Indio Muerto” to another name. We proposed to change the name of the street to “Hutash,” our mother earth, a name that has significant and positive meaning for us Chumash and other Indigenous Peoples,” the letter of formal request made by the Barbareño Chumash Tribal Council continued. Complaints about the name, both formal and informal, have been long standing in the community. The City Council will take up the complaint and NAC recommendation sometime in the future.


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A Collaborative Approach Marine scientists will lead new research network focused on coastal California

Researchers work together to use a beach seine net to sample fish communities.


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LONGTIME RESEARCH LEADER IN MARINE SCIENCE, UC Santa Barbara is at the center of myriad projects and conversations about the composition, health, and future of the world’s oceans. A new effort led by UCSB marine ecologist Bob Miller focuses on California. With a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Miller and his colleagues are bringing together key members of the scientific community researching coastal Southern California as they study the region’s dynamic marine ecosystems. Nearly $500,000 from NSF’s new Coastlines and People program will go toward creating a research collaboration network (RCN) aimed at using new technology to inform coastal science and management in the Golden State. Scientists from UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, UCLA, Cal State Monterey Bay, Stanford, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will organize the network under Miller’s leadership.

The project is intended to leverage the wealth of ocean research in Southern California — especially the number of longrunning marine field sites — and result in a coordinated plan to Bob Miller study, monitor, and predict how coastal ecosystems will adapt to changing environmental conditions. Bringing scientists and various stakeholders together will help identify large gaps that still exist in our understanding of these systems, foster collaborations, and lead to new technologies and methodologies. The dearth of information on many organisms and their abundances is a challenge. “We’re really flying blind when it comes to the majority of marine species,” said Miller, a research biologist at the university’s Marine Science Institute and principal investigator for both the NSF Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research program and the Southern California Bight Marine Biodiversity Observation Network. UCSB faculty members Erika Eliason, in the evolution, ecology, and marine biology department and Nick Nidzieko, in the Department of Geography, will also serve as co-principal investigators on the new project. “The idea of this RCN is to bring together the marine science community in Southern California to figure out a plan for how to change that,” Miller said, “and to really start ramping up our use of newer technologies to gather enough data to start predicting changes.” Most of the grant is dedicated to workshops at which scientists and stakeholders can share knowledge, discuss challenges and brainstorm solutions. This interdisciplinary collaboration includes computer scientists, data managers, scientific modelers and experts on the Internet of Things. Researchers will pitch the innovative ideas borne of these workshops to UC Santa Barbara engineering students. “We proposed to collaborate with the College of Engineering and identify some of these technologies that could be ripe for student projects, especially senior capstone projects,” Miller explained.

The project is intended to leverage the wealth of ocean research in Southern California... and result in a coordinated plan to study, monitor, and predict how coastal ecosystems will adapt to changing environmental conditions.

The RCN will also coordinate with the NSF Active Societal Participation In Research and Education (ASPIRE) program, led by Professor Corey Garza at Cal State Monterey Bay, to involve underrepresented students and early career scientists in the project. “A lot of time these people all work in isolation,” Miller said, “in this project we plan to bring them all together to talk about the same problems.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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Mi Vida, Mi Voz Offers Information Resources for Spanish-Speaking Community


PANISH AND ENGLISH MAY BE THE TWO MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES IN SANTA BARBARA, yet there remains a discrepancy in equal access to information. In order to combat this disparity, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mi Vida, Mi Voz (MVMV) is currently compiling and distributing crucial health and wellbeing information to our Spanish-speaking community. “Getting information to the Spanishspeaking Latino community is a challenge for many organizations and for our community as a whole,” said Community Initiatives Manager at Hospice Santa Barbara Adriana Marroquin. “The primary strategy by which MVMV will help with the spread of information is by harnessing the collective power of our existing relationship network — people and organizations who we have built trusted relationships with over the years.” Sponsored by Hospice Santa Barbara, MVMV is a community collaboration effort made up of a series of local organizations, including Casa De La Raza, Isla Vista Youth Projects, Cottage Health, and more. Each of these organizations contribute to MVMV’s goal to serve our local Hospice Santa Barbara Community Latino community, especially regarding end-ofInitiatives Manager Adriana Marroquin life health issues. To help the Spanish-speaking community during the COVID-19 pandemic, MVMV has been gathering information about available local resources since April. They have categorized this information under five general headings — health, seniors, children and families, mental health, and basic needs, which covers matters such as food, housing, and financial support. All of the information collected by MVMV is available at their fully bilingual website, www.mividamivoz.com. They also send out a weekly newsletter via email, with each week’s content carefully adjusted to include pertinent information about current events. Due to MVMV’s status as a community collaboration effort, each of the organization’s partners are then able to distribute this information among their existing networks within the Spanish-speaking community. These newsletters are also later archived onto the MVMV website. To sign up for emails from MVMV, or to learn more about their work, visit www.mividamivoz.com.

Mi Vida, Mi Voz ofrece recursos de información para la comunidad hispanohablante


L ESPAÑOL Y EL INGLÉS PUEDEN SER LOS DOS IDIOMAS MÁS HABLADOS EN SANTA BÁRBARA, sin embargo, sigue existiendo una discrepancia en la igualdad de acceso a la información. Para combatir esta disparidad, especialmente a la luz de la pandemia de COVID-19 actual, Mi Vida, Mi Voz (MVMV) está recopilando y distribuyendo información crucial sobre la salud y el bienestar a nuestra comunidad de habla hispana. “Llevar información a la comunidad latina de habla hispana es un desafío para muchas organizaciones y para nuestra comunidad en su conjunto,” dijo la Gerente de Iniciativas Comunitarias de Hospice Santa Barbara Adriana Marroquin. “La estrategia principal mediante la cual MVMV ayudará con la difusión de información es aprovechar el poder colectivo de nuestra red de relaciones existente — personas y organizaciones con las que hemos construido relaciones de confianza a lo largo de los años.” Patrocinado por Hospice Santa Barbara, MVMV es un esfuerzo de colaboración comunitaria compuesto por una serie de organizaciones locales, que incluyen Casa De La Raza, Isla Vista Youth Projects, Cottage Health y más. Cada una de estas organizaciones contribuye al objetivo de MVMV de servir a nuestra comunidad latina local, especialmente con respecto a los problemas de salud al final de la vida. Para ayudar a la comunidad de habla hispana durante la pandemia de COVID-19, MVMV ha estado recopilando información sobre los recursos locales disponibles desde abril. Han clasificado esta información en cinco categorías generales — salud, personas mayores, niños y familias, salud mental y necesidades básicas, que cubre asuntos como alimentación, vivienda y apoyo financiero. Toda la información recopilada por MVMV está disponible en su sitio web completamente bilingüe, www.mividamivoz.com. También envían un boletín semanal por correo electrónico, con el contenido de cada semana cuidadosamente ajustado para incluir información pertinente sobre eventos actuales. Debido al estado de MVMV como un esfuerzo de colaboración comunitaria, cada uno de los socios de la organización puede distribuir esta información entre sus redes existentes dentro de la comunidad de habla hispana. Estos boletines también se archivan posteriormente en el sitio web de MVMV. Para registrarte para recibir correos electrónicos de MVMV o para obtener más información sobre su trabajo, visita www.mividamivoz.com.

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Neighbors & Neighborhoods

BARS WITH FOOD and RESTAURANTS with COVID-19 time restrictions have asked for and had the hard CLOSURE TIME INCREASED from 10pm to 12:30am in downtown Santa Barbara, Coast Village Road, and the Funk Zone. City leaders urge enforcement to make sure there’s line spacing, masks, and room for pedestrians to pass by safely.

GOT MASK? - I just received this specially made mask with a catchy slogan that raises money for PPE gear for medical first responders. Here’s a recent NewsChannel 3 story with a link to make an order. And I hope you do! https://keyt.com/health/ coronavirus/2020/07/26/father-son-duo-create-gotmask-campaign-to-help-healthcare-workers/

Expect KAMALA HARRIS, the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, to visit Santa Barbara County on the campaign trail. She has strong ties here with environmental groups, local leaders, and she was MARRIED IN SANTA BARBARA in August of 2014. Might we see small COVID safe campaign stops with streaming TV in key areas?

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Palminteri’s Community VOICE

Hearing PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE are now living in the Santa Barbara area. Longtime Royal Reporter and the Montecito Journal’s Richard Mineards tells me: “I am not at all surprised. I have been predicting in my Montecito Journal column Harry would be here to play polo, given his good friend Ralph Lauren Polo model Nacho Figueras is a club member. As the couple’s friends, including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres reside here, they have clearly seen what a charming neighborhood it is and a beautiful locale to bring up their son Archie.” Welcome to the ‘hood!’

CHANGES IN UNEMPLOYMENT worries the local jobless who are barely making ends meet. https://keyt.com/news/money-andbusiness/2020/08/11/unemployment-pay-drops-andjobless-workers-worry-about-making-ends-meet/

STREET MUSICIANS in tune with outside diners are trying to hit the right beat with a looming health order against live performances. Most have found a balance, although some complaints have come in when full bands show up. https://keyt.com/lifestyle/entertainment/2020/08/10/street-

CARPINTERIA CLOSES LINDEN AVE. for two blocks to help businesses try the street scene for dining and give pedestrians more spacing. https://keyt.com/news/money-and-business/2020/08/11/carpinteria-closes-twoblocks-of-linden-ave-to-help-downtown-businesses/

GOLETA plans to upgrade its train depot from a simple platform to a traditional train stop with parking and amenities. This could be a big boost for workers and students in the area along with So Cal commuters and a boost to tourism. https://keyt.com/news/2020/08/05/traditional-designselected-for-future-goleta-train-depot/

Saving BOSSIE the COW - after it was found off its landmark mount on Milpas St. in Santa Barbara at the Old McConnell’s Ice Cream site. GO FUND ME set up, looking for $10,000.

Photos courtesy of KEYT

LANDMARK COW STATUE WRECKED - In Santa Barbara. Original McConnell’s Ice Cream location. Shocking on Fiesta Friday.

COLORFUL FIESTA DECORATIONS have been a highlight throughout Santa Barbara, even with a very scaled back version of the 96th Old Spanish Days. It was great to see the spirit, some limited neighborly events, and pop up dances. See you next August with a lot of confetti ready!

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES CYPRESS GALLERY: Daily 11-5, Sun 2-5 • www.lompocart.org • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129. DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • www.distinctiveframingnart.com • 805-882-2108. ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093. ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org.

Joan Rosenberg-Dent Abstract Porcelain Sculpture www.JRDStudio.artspan.com


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

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


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

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Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State St. & Figueroa Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-962-8885

www.waterhousegallery.com MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed/ COVID-19 • 125 State St • Thu-Su 10-12 & 1-3 • 805-770-5000. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Closed/COVID19 • Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In • 805-966-5373 • www.mcasantabarbara.org.

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RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Soda For Summer • On-Line painting classes • 219 Gray Av • Fri-Sun 1-4, RSVPs welcome • 805-689-0858. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070.

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

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with Disabilities - Virtual Arts Market • 28 E. Victoria Street • 805-260-6705.

PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700.

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

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673.

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

PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300. PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-695-8850. RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611.

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Aquatic ~ Sep 4 • 10-4 daily by appt • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN: members 9-10/ public 10-5 daily • www.sbbg.org • 805-682-4726.

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

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MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Rocks and Water, Minimalism, and Spring abridged ~ Aug 16 ~ in-person and online ~ www.artlacuna.com • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588. MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Open Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411.



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Santa Barbara Tennis Club’s 10th Annual Jury Exhibition: Aquatic 2020

Dancing In Fluidity ~ Water As A Lifeline


By Michelle Tahan / VOICE

by local artists on the walls of the Santa Barbara Tennis Club. Since then, the Club has held over 120 shows and ten years later, continues to feature talented artists in its “2nd Fridays” program. “It is our hope that artists will feel inspired in their studios during this time and keep working,” Tibbles explained. Giving them a place to exhibit is part of responding to the crisis people are facing. While challenging, rethinking how to operate “2nd Fridays” has been a rewarding pursuit for Tibbles, who is no stranger to coming up with creative solutions and adapting to new environments in troubling circumstances. In October and November, Tibbles and Santa Barbara Tennis Club will host a group of six artists brought together by Joyce Wilson. The talented artists will exhibit Sacred Conversation, featuring bronze, photography, printmaking, and paintings. For safety, Santa Barbara Tennis Club is

Tormenta Moderna: The Dark Night of The American Soul by Betsy Gallery, Best of Show

enforcing strict guidelines, with a maximum of two people at a time by appointment. Masks are required and shouldn’t prevent viewers from taking the moment to soak in and appreciate the artwork in Aquatic. The support of the Santa Barbara Tennis Club and patrons of the arts make 2nd Fridays possible.

Photos courtesy of Santa Barbara Tennis Club

IFE AND WATER. The two go hand in hand, often representing birth, fertility, and refreshment. Yet, water also conveys the need to protect the oceans, lakes, and rivers that are integral to our ecosystem. Water is a lifeline that we depend on and also an element that can be taken for granted. Santa Barbara Tennis Club’s Aquatic, the tenth annual juried exhibition around the theme, features a collection of art offering a sample of the range of meanings reflected in water. The exhibition is on view through September 4th from 10am to 2pm by appointment. “Drought is a big part of our lives here in Santa Barbara and around the world. We are water babies. We drink it, we play in it, we fish in it, we waste it, we save it for a rainy day,” related Susan Tibbles, Director of Santa Barbara Tennis Club’s 2nd Fridays. At a time when many around the world are feeling afraid, concerned, and even life-less, Aquatic signifies the life that is infused through water and brings us all together. Each artist in Aquatic conveys a unique message - whether it is beauty, purification of the soul, or a means of expression about the world’s current state of affairs.

Betsy Gallery’s Tormenta Moderna: The Dark Night of the American Soul earned the Best of Show award from juror Cynthia Martin. “While fulfilling the theme of the show, this mosaic was so much more,” Martin explained. “Its clever composition of colors and values addressed many of the issues we are facing as a society at this moment. The black and white palette of the ocean and sky reflects our present dark and turbulent times, and the symbolism cannot be mistaken. A mosaic is made up of many parts, just as our country is made up of many cultures. And somehow, it does express the hope that many parts make a whole.” Forest Waterfalls by Merith Cosden, Calm Water Afternoon by Jean Gatewood, Nautical Knots by Jack Hewitt, Dancing Underwater by Hepzibah Michaels, and Seduction by Joyce Wilson earned honorable mentions from Martin. Aquatic’s tenth year harkens back to the venue’s art beginnings, each piece portraying an aspect of water with a deeper meaning about life, people, and challenges we face, especially now during the pandemic and ensuing economic crisis. “During the financial crisis in 2008, galleries were closing rapidly in high numbers. Artists were feeling the pinch, both financially and emotionally. Everything came to a screeching halt, much like what we are feeling today,” Tibbles recalled about her inspiration to create 2nd Fridays at Santa Barbara Tennis Club. Understanding the need for artists to support themselves in the midst of challenges at the time, Tibbles and Amber Bottelsen, Managing Partner of Santa Barbara Tennis Club, took action by creating a permanent place for artwork

Calm Water Afternoon by Jean Gatewood, Honorable Mention

Nautical Knots by Jack Hewitt, Honorable Mention

More Artists & Art Destinations SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Reopening as Outdoor Museum • Project Fiesta! Building A History of Old Spanish Days ~ Aug 22 • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat noon-5 • 805-966-1601. SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • Online Exhibit: Dwight Brooks Model Boat Collection • 20th Anniversary Virtual Scape Art Show & Sale • View lectures & art on-line www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404.

SILO 118: LOVE ART? HATE COVID-19? • www.silo118.com.

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

SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322.



WILDLING MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • Online presentation: Holli Harmon: Musings of Califia and Beyond ~ Aug 19, 4-5 • Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky • 1511 B Mission Drive, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org.

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SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Holly Harmon: Califia, Wosene Worke Kosrof: For Love of Words ~ Sep 31 • The Summer Salon ~ Aug 31 • Patricia Chidlaw ~ Elsewhere, Paradise; Susan McDonnell: A Quiet Nature; Holli HarmonCalifia; Wosene Worke Kosrof- For Love Of Words • By Appt only • 11 E Anapamu St • www.sullivangoss.com • 805-730-1460.

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed/COVID-19 • Online exhibits: Highlights of the Permanent Collection ~ Ongoing • Small-Format American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • In the Meanwhile...Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art • Studio Sundays via Zoom • online resources: www.sbma.net/events/videolibrary/studiosundays • www.sbma.net/learn/athome • www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgz_EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364. SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Online workshops • Outdoor areas open to members w/ RSVP • Wed - Sun 10-2 • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711.

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

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SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-688-7889. UCSB LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478. VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524. Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: some of the finest painters from Santa Barbara and the Western States • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • www.waterhousegallery.com • 115pm Mon-Sat, 12-4pm Sun • 805-962-8885.

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Art Matters

Walking With Lucio Fontana And Loving Cacti At The Huntington Photos by Edward Goldman


By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Top: Chinese Gardens; Bottom: Japanese Gardens at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

Photo by Fredrik Nilsen

And now my friends, are you ready for another treat for your soul, your heart, and your eyes? I am talking about The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. While the Library and Art Museum remain closed, the amazing sprawl of Botanical Gardens have been open seven days a week during July and August. Check out the website calendar to make a reservation for the Huntington Evening Strolls, which permits you to explore the Gardens between 5:30 and 8pm. To stroll leisurely through the Gardens during sunset, is like walking through magic landscape installations conceived by Gods and Muses. Most of the time, when I come to The Huntington, I walk through the Gardens to the Museum galleries to see art exhibitions. Now, for the first time, I spent hours slowly strolling through the Gardens, enjoying its nooks and crannies. I have always admired the Japanese and Chinese Gardens, but this time, I fell in love with the hundreds of cacti and succulents in the sprawling Desert Garden.

Photos by Edward Goldman

Photos by Edward Goldman

HE AMBITIOUS, MUSEUM-QUALITY EXHIBITION, Lucio Fontana - Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948-1968 at Hauser & Wirth, is a must-see presentation of the late Italian master (1899-1968), whose monochromatic paintings, elegantly slashed by a razor I have admired for years. Lucky for us Angelenos, this landmark exhibition, done in collaboration with Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan, allows us to experience nine Fontana Spatial Environments, all meticulously reconstructed based on rigorous studies of his original installations. Scheduled to run from February 13th to September 13th, the exhibition is currently closed as a preventative statewide measure is keeping most galleries and museums closed. With Angels on my side, I was able to visit this Fontana exhibition- a homage to a visionary artist who explored “aspects of human perceptual experience.” At the entrance, a series of monumental-size black and white photographs brings us to Fontana’s studio, where we can see his hand ready to cut the canvas with his trademark slash. And then we are allowed to walk through and experience Fontana’s installations, where neon and light ‘painted’ space put the viewer at the center of the compositions. Going through a series of deeply dark and brightly lit installations, I was not sure if what I experienced was a fantasy, reality, or maybe even a hallucination. Installation shots. Lucio Fontana: Walking the Space: This groundbreaking exhibition pays tribute to Lucio Spatial Environments, 1948-1968 at Hauser & Wirth Fontana’s contribution to conceptual art, as “predating and anticipating… achievements of such defining figures as Piero Manzoni, Yayoi Kusama, and James Turrell.” Make sure to check Hauser & Wirth’s website to learn about the exhibition hopefully soon re-opening. Meanwhile you will want to watch the video with, Lucas Massimo Barbero, the curator of this exhibition, talking about Lucio Fontana’s legacy.

Desert Garden, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.

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

Top: Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948-1968. Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. 2020. Bottom: Lucio Fontana in his studio with the model of Neon Structure for the 9th Milan Triennale

Courtesy Photos

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Not To Be Missed

Saturday, August 15 at 12pm, PST, The Fowler Museum at UCLA is hosting a virtual studio tour of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Galia Linn. Linn will be accompanied by art critic, curator and author Shana Nys Dambrot in a conversation. Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/a-global-destination-for-art-tickets-115289323470

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Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS

South Coast Real Estate Market Update ~ Second Quarter 2020


in a higher median price as the year unfolds.

By Jackie Walters, REALTOR

S ONE MIGHT IMAGINE, with the unfolding impacts of COVID-19, real estate sales activity for the Santa Barbara South Coast for the first two quarters of 2020 has seen some dramatic shifts. The Santa Barbara Board of REALTORS is here to support our community during these unprecedented and challenging times. Our hearts go out to local families and businesses directly impacted by the pandemic. For those who wish to buy or sell real estate, our members are ready to help under safe and carefully crafted protocols in order to best protect all involved in the real estate sales process.

Median Sales Price For houses and PUDs market-wide, all communities from Carpinteria to Goleta, the median sales price is flat from one year ago; $1,288,500 as of the end of June versus $1,290,00 one year ago. Look for that number to creep up as the year unfolds. The big winner in the median price category is Montecito. As of the end of June, Montecito’s median price was $3,250,000, up 14 percent from one year ago. What we are calling the “Montecito surge” is a result of a large number of higherend Los Angeles and Bay Area buyers deciding to not delay their dream of a home here. There have been many cases of buyers coming to town, Market Summary Year-To-Date viewing a handful of homes, picking The year began with strong one, and closing with cash in less sales activity fueled by a strong Jackie Walters, than 30 days. Their strong preference economy and ongoing low interest REALTOR is for turn-key homes, to allow for rates. When the country, and our their move to happen sooner rather than later. local community, began to grapple with the The median price for the city of Santa ramifications of dealing with the virus, sales Barbara, at $1,236,000, is actually down very activity went from bewilderment and paralysis slightly from one year ago, but we do expect that in March and April to, astonishingly, a robust number to move upward as the months unfold. sellers’ market by May and June. Pending sales Going back many years, the Goleta market has for homes and PUDs for the month of June been “the canary in the coal mine” for South 2020 were up three times the number for April Coast market trends. (That market was the 2020; 149 versus 50. By comparison, we saw first to signal distress and foreclosures coming 103 pending sales for the month of June 2019, out of the 2008 financial crisis.) The Goleta showing a significant jump in demand yearmedian price at the end of June at $1,055,000 over-year. is up seven percent from a year ago, indicating As you can see, the local real estate market market strength in a mostly entry-level housing is one sector of our local economy where a community, which in turn, will impact the “V- shaped” recovery has taken hold. Since the higher price ranges across the South Coast. Stay at Home Order was eased, we have seen The smaller communities of Carpinteria and a surge in out-of-town buyers coming to the Santa Barbara area seeking a smaller community Summerland show a decrease in their median price and higher-end Hope Ranch is showing a environment for their families. There has slight increase. been increased appeal for compound-type properties and “extended-family” floor plans. Months of Inventory Privacy, space, and rural settings are also in high The months of inventory statistic provides demand. an excellent snapshot of current buyer Looking closely at the data, you will see how confidence and today’s pulse of the market. this roller-coaster of a market has now settled It compares the number of pending sales to in at a somewhat astonishing pace. The chart the available inventory, whereas sold data will gives a breakdown of activity per neighborhood reflect market activity from up to two months as well as the year-to-date median price and previously. To define this statistic further, months of inventory. The current low month of months of inventory represents the absorption inventory numbers will almost certainly result of the available properties. A lower number

The California Real Estate Snapshot


By Staci Caplan, SBAOR President

SURVEY OF CALIFORNIA REALTORS taken over the weekend and data on the pandemic itself showed positive signs for recovery where the housing market remains a relative bright spot. However, there are several factors which show that the effects of the recession continue to weigh heavily on the pace of the recovery, even in a brisk housing market. Buyer demand, particularly here in California, remains very vigorous. Mortgage applications nationwide are more than 20 percent above 2019 levels. Requests for showings in California are more than 90 percent higher than they were at this time last year, despite COVID constraints. Buyers have adapted to the virtual process and are more comfortable moving forward to purchase even from afar. And yet, even as California’s housing market and economy see signs of life, the challenges we face remain very much ongoing. Recently released data on the second quarter shows that the economy contracted by 32.9 percent – the largest quarterly decline in recorded history. In contrast, the U.S. economy shrank by less than 18 percent during the Great Recession of 2009. Staci Caplan Housing inventory will remain an obstacle for California’s recovery— especially amidst such robust demand. New listings were down 6.8 percent last week and were essentially flat for the preceding three weeks. And, with the number of COVID-related deaths in California still rising and the real estate market facing ongoing restrictions that make it challenging to ®

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shows properties are selling as fast or faster than new listings coming on the market. Looking at the chart, you will see today’s strong activity is clearly reflected. Again, across our market, the winner is Montecito, for the most dramatic change in that statistic, year-overyear. At the end of June this year, Montecito had only 3.1 months of inventory, as compared to 8.9 a year ago. I personally do not recall, going back many years, that low of a month of inventory number for Montecito. To illustrate further, at Montecito’s three months of inventory, there are approximately three sellers for every one buyer, (this of course will vary according to price range) — as compared to a year ago where on average, each seller was competing with eight other sellers for that one buyer. Months of inventory for Santa Barbara and Goleta are 1.5 and 1.0 respectively. This is solid sellers’ market territory. Priced at market value, a seller can expect their home to sell within the first four to six weeks. Along with this swift market a buyer will often be facing multiple offer situations, which is never a fun place to be. Consult your REALTOR for strategies in having your offer stand out from the rest under those circumstances. Current days on market, for the entire





market is 65. This number varies greatly, depending, of course, on location, and price range. For properties priced at under $1 million, days on market is well under one month. As far as list price to sales price percentage, again, heavily determined by location and price, this currently stands at 95 percent, this is the list price at the time of sale, after any price reductions. Condos The condo market, providing a starting point for many first time home buyers, is also showing solid strength. The median price is up 4.3 percent from one year ago. We are in uncertain times. Owning your own home, or buying an investment property, can be one of the safest long term investments and is most often the largest part of someone’s overall net worth. Take advantage of today’s historically low interest rates and ask your REALTOR to help you discover opportunities in the market for you. Most importantly, stay safe and healthy. Jackie Walters is a REALTOR with Village Properties (License #00835438) and an active agent for over 30 years. Reach her at 805-570-0558 or jackie@villagesite.com.

President’s Corner list and sell homes, inventory is likely to remain depressed for the near term. Thus, even as California continues to make progress, it is critical that we temper our optimism with realism. Many Californians want to buy: their home is more important now than ever before given that people are spending so much time there; they have more flexibility with their housing decision because many can now work from home; rates are low and have provided a significant boost to affordability. The data suggests that inventory is near record lows, homes are selling very quickly, and there is minimal evidence of discounting on the typical home. Higher demand on top of existing low housing inventory is likely to result in a recovery that is much slower than we would have hoped for and one where not as many buyers will be able to get into home ownership as desired. If you are thinking of selling, now is a good time to take action with the assistance of your REALTOR®, who can walk you through the safety guidelines and the latest virtual technologies for marketing and completing a sale. Call your REALTOR® today if you are thinking of selling to find out your home value in today’s market. Contact the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® at www.sbaor.com for the virtual open house directory. Staci Caplan, President of the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS , is a Broker, GREEN, MA - BRE# 014450103 at Pacific Crest Realty. Reach her at 805-886-3970 or StaciCaplan@gmail.com. ®

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6 locations from Santa Ynez to Montecito

Sourcing the highest quality produce from local growers, Tri-County Produce has brought the farmto-table experience to the tri-counties since 1950.

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Bring Italy to your table! From the famous meatballs, homemade pizzas and freshly baked ciabatta bread, Chef Mollie prepares classic Italian cuisine.






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EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS UPDATED AUGUST 10 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will distribute free groceries and fresh produce at the following locations. No documentation/registration required. Everyone is welcome. Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and cleanliness of each site. For a complete list of sites where you can receive groceries, fresh produce, or prepared meals, please visit FoodbankSBC.org.


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

Allan Hancock College 800 S. College Dr. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am Catholic Charities 607 W. Main St. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm-2pm STARTING September 1 Every Tuesday and Friday, 12pm-2pm Elks Lodge 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Every Thursday, 9am

Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Broadway Every Tuesday, 10am-11am Angel Food/Pacific Christian 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Every Saturday, 9am-12pm


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


Salvation Army 200 W. Cook Ave. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-4pm

Los Alamos Senior Center 690 Bell St. Every Saturday, 10am-11:30am 2nd Wednesday, 3pm People Helping People 260 Gonzales Dr. Every other Thursday (7/30), 10am-11am

St. John Neumann Church 966 W. Orchard St. 2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am


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


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

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


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


Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. CLOSED August 1-17 STARTING August 18 Every Tuesday, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Every Wednesday 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. Every Monday and Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Friday, 9am-11am

Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave. 1st Tuesday, 1pm 2nd Tuesday, 1pm Franklin Community Center 1136 E. Montecito St. 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm Every Thursday, 1pm

Allan Hancock College 800 S. College Dr. Cada martes y jueves, 11am Catholic Charities 607 W. Main St. Cada martes y jueves, 12pm-2pm EMPEZANDO septiembre 1 Cada martes y viernes, 12pm-2pm Elks Lodge 1309 N. Bradley Rd. Cada jueves, 9am

Coast Valley Worship Center 2548 S. Broadway Cada martes, 10am-11am Angel Food/Pacific Christian 1217D S. Blosser Rd. Cada sábado, 9am-12pm


Village Chapel 3915 Constellation Rd. 1er y 3er martes, 10:30am-1pm 4to viernes, 3pm FSA Dorothy Jackson Resource Center 646 N.H St. Cada lunes y viernes, 10am-12pm Lompoc High School 515 W. College Ave. El último sábado de cada mes, 8:30am Catholic Charities 352 N. 2nd St. De lunes a viernes, 10am-11:45am 12:30pm-2pm Santa Rita Village 926 W. Apricot Ave 4to miércoles, 10:30am


Salvation Army 200 W. Cook Ave. Cada lunes, miércoles y viernes 9am-4pm

Los Alamos Senior Center 690 Bell St. Cada sábado, 10am-11:30am 2do miércoles, 3pm People Helping People 260 Gonzales Dr. Cada dos jueves, 10am-11am (Julio 30)

St. John Neumann Church 966 W. Orchard St. 2do miércoles, 9am-10am


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


Nipomo Food Basket 197 W. Tefft St. Cada lunes, martes y jueves 10am-1pm

Guadalupe Senior Center 4545 10th St. Cada jueves, 11:30am-2pm Beatitude House 267 Campodonico Ave. Cada martes, 11:30am-12:45pm Family Service Center 4681 11th St. El último jueves de cada mes, 12pm Ranch Acres 1050 Escalante Dr. 4to martes, 3pm


Buellton Senior Center 164 W. Hwy 246 (Detras de la oficina de correos) De lunes a viernes, 9am-3pm


GOLETA/ISLA VISTA Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 By Appointment ONLY Contact Ana Maya, 805-869-3303 Good Shepherd Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. 1st Saturday, 9am Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3rd Saturday, 8am-10am Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach Dr. 1st Thursday, 9am

UCSB 2837 UCEN (UCSB Students Only) Every Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm

CARPINTERIA Carpinteria Children's Project 5201 8th St. Distributions twice a month Wednesday, August 5 and 26 3pm-5:30pm

Catholic Charities 609 E. Haley St. Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm


New Life Church 50 E. Alamar Ave. 3rd Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St. 1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am

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

El Banco de Comida del Condado de Santa Barbara distribuirá comestibles saludables y productos frescos gratuitos a la communidad en los siguientes sitios. No se requiere documentos ni cita previa para asistir los sitios. Todos son bienvenidos. Se han tomado medidas para garantizar la seguridad y limpieza de cada sitio. Por favor visite FoodbankSBC.org para ver la lista completa de los lugares donde puede recibir alimentos, productos frescos o comidas preparadas.

Orcutt Presbyterian Church 993 Patterson Rd. Cada viernes, 2pm-4pm


Presidio Springs 721 Laguna St. 3rd Wednesday, 4pm-6pm





Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. CERRADO agosto 1-17 EMPEZANDO agosto 18 Cada martes, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Cada miércoles 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm

Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. Cada lunes y miércoles 1pm-3pm, viernes, 9am-11am Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave. 1er martes, 1pm 2do martes, 1pm Franklin Community Center 1136 E. Montecito St. 3er martes, 1:30pm Cada jueves, 1pm Presidio Springs 721 Laguna St. 3er miércoles, 4pm-6pm Catholic Charities 609 E. Haley St. De lunes a viernes, 9am-4:30pm New Life Church 50 E. Alamar Ave. 3er martes, 1pm-2:30pm Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St.  1er, 2do y 4to sábado, 9am-10am

Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Cada miércoles, 2:30p-4pm Positano Apartments 11 Camino De Vida 3er lunes, 3pm

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

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


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


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Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 SOLO por cita, contáctese Ana Maya, 805-869-3303 Good Shepherd Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. 1er sábado, 9am Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3er sábado, 8am-10am Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach Dr. 1er jueves, 9am

UCSB 2837 UCEN (Solo estudiantes de UCSB) Cada miércoles y viernes, 10am-3pm

CARPINTERIA Carpinteria Children's Project 5201 8th St. Distribuciones dos veces al mes Miércoles 5 y 26 agosto 3pm-5:30pm

SOLVANG/SANTA YNEZ Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. Cada martes, 5:15pm-6:45pm Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4to lunes, 2:30pm-4pm

NEW CUYAMA Cuyama Family Resource Center 4689 Highway 166 3er miércoles, 12pm

SAN LUIS OBISPO St. Patrick’s Church 501 Fair Oaks Ave. De martes a jueves, 4pm-5pm

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