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Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day will be celebrated on August 26th



Bristol Farms is now open at La Cumbre Plaza




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In This Issue Community News. . . . . . . 4, 8, 12, 17, 21, 23, 25 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 AIA Charrette Survey Results Kick Off Study. . . . . . 19 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 - 2 7 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additonal stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Edward Goldman: Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 *Foodbank of SBC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * 32-34 Lobero Concert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Hollister Ranch Blaze Saturday, August 15th


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UCSB Music Department to host Virtual Festival

Photo by Rick Sawyer


Mega Yacht “docks” in Santa Barbara

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Governor Gavin Newsom Declares State Emergency as Fire Season takes hold.

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Santa Barbara County issues Air Quality Warning UCSB Researchers explore the impacts of the pandemic 20

P.O. Boxes were removed without notice and returned without notice


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Air Quality Warning Issued by Santa Barbara County

Weekly New Arrivals

“Surf Fire” At Hollister Ranch


By Mark M. Whitehurst and Kerry Methner, VOICE

Ready for some fun in the sun

took pictures of lightning strikes during that same time period. As fires continue across the state, an air quality warning was issued Thursday morning by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. “Smoke from wildfires burning throughout the state, including in Monterey County, are affecting local air quality, and conditions may continue over the next several days. Due to elevated temperatures and stagnant air conditions, we are also experiencing increased ozone levels in regions of the county,” the report released by the city of Santa Barbara read. Find more information at: www.ourair.org/todays-air-quality/ Tens of thousands of California residents have been forced from their homes this week as an unusual burst of 10,845 lightning strikes hit the state during a 72 hour period, according to the Governor’s office on Wednesday. Currently, the hardest hit counties in the state are Napa, Sonoma, and Solano. This week, the Governor also secured Fire Management Assistance Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It’s hard to comprehend the layers of emergency facing the county, state, and country, as fire season arrives. Death Valley reported what is believed to be the highest temperature recorded last week, at 130 degrees, adding to surrealism of this moment. But, our changing climate is real, and many people are working to reduce human impact and adapt to the changing world. In the coming months, expect reports from the Clean Energy Coalition, as they work to implement microgrids and energy storage for the Goleta Load Pocket. This week they reported that the final permit was approved for the Vallecito Energy Storage Resilience (VESR) Project in Carpinteria. That project, the first 40 MWh of front-of-meter energy storage of the 280 MWh that SCE approved for the area, should be online by the end of the year, adding to this areas’ resilience, especially in times of disaster. Photo by Rick Sawyer

HOLLISTER RANCH FIRE THIS WEEK was one of 367 wildfires burning in California, moving Governor Gavin Newsom to declare California in another State of Emergency, on Tuesday. “We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions,” said Governor Newsom. “California and its federal and local partners are working in lockstep to meet the challenge and remain vigilant in the face of continued dangerous weather conditions.” Called the Surf Fire, a seven to ten acre fire at Hollister Ranch on parcel #11, was believed to have started by lightning and burned only brush while endangering the home of Mike Ramsey, on Saturday. Santa Barbara County Firefirefighters contained the blaze on Sunday. Neighbors

Firefighters were able to get the Surf Fire under control and out by Sunday.


August 21, 2020

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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.

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August 21, 2020

UBGC Reopens All of Its Locations After Generous Local Donations


HAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES — thanks to donations from Paul and Jane Orfalea of the Audacious Foundation and Virgil Elings, United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara (UBGC) will be reopening all eight of its locations. Following last week’s report that financial struggles prevented UBGC from completely reopening, these donations will allow each club to host afternoon activities for three hours a day. “It has been a challenging year for all of us, including United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, and especially our youth,” said Board President of UBGC Tony Vallejo. “These extremely generous donations are going to allow us to reopen our clubs.” Based out of Santa Barbara, the Audacious Foundation supports education and wellbeing programs for lowincome children across the county. It supports UBGC out of a desire to allow children a place to learn, play, and explore safely amidst school closures. Virgil Elings is a local philanthropist who has supported UBGC and its

mission in the past, and similarly knows this donation effort will continue to have a positive impact on our community. Prior to receiving these donations, UBGC could only maintain one location for a summer camp program. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many of UBGC’s traditional fundraising events, and the need to meet heightened health and safety guidelines has increased the price of running each club. Through their donations, Paul and Jane Orfalea and Virgil Elings prevented UBGC from needing to raise membership fees in order to reopen additional locations. “One of the greatest legacies of this pandemic is that children haven’t been able to be outside and playing,” said Jane Orfalea. “We need to get kids moving their bodies, taking care of their physical fitness and being connected with their peers. The United Boys & Girls Clubs are perfectly set up to support the health and wellness needs of children in Santa Barbara County.” Each of the UBGC locations will be open from 3 to 6pm and offer afternoon activities and snacks for children. These activities will include yoga, dance, outdoor play, and organic gardening. These programs will be made free to children who qualify for reduced price or free school lunches. All of the necessary health and safety guidelines will be followed, including hiring additional staff and increasing sanitation practices. Looking ahead, UBGC is currently working toward opening four locations as community learning centers during workdays for families without childcare resources. For more information on participating in and supporting ongoing and future UBGC programs, visit www.unitedbg.org.

A Santa Barbara UBG Club member enjoys swinging

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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

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Sojourner Truth

Women’s Equality Day, SB Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1996. Sojourner Kincaid Rolle at the lectern

Written by request of SB Women’s Political Committee on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

To Thine Own Flame Be True There is a place in all our breasts where we hold our truest treasures. Our love for ourselves and for all of our kind and the virtues by which we are measured.

National Women’s Party picketing The White House

Written by request of the League of Women Voters, Santa Barbara.

We begin with the grain that continuously binds We end with the wheat of our harvest. We remember our sisters who emblazon our path; whose flames burn throughout the forest.

Women’s Equality Day August 26th, 2020 Remembering together....

Symbolic sisters envisioning their dreams. Each striding forth from disparate abodes. Each singing bravely her own heartsong. Each stepping onto the grand road.

Our sisters, their gifts, their sacrifices... At the request of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as “Women’s Equality Day” in 1973.

From each separate singing, a separate choir petitioned. Some sang for freedom from fear and oppression. Some sang for equal conditions. In each of their hearts no matter the verse, a flame gleamed glorious in hue Its light on the land diminished the dark. The dream of the women stood true. That their brothers and sisters, their dissidents and their esteemed might mingle touching shoulder to shoulder and together walk into the stream.

The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. It was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights Bella Abzug movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

Today we stand to remember our sisters and the honor which to us they have given.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

We see the stars, the trails they have blazed the strength that flows from their light.


We continue to sing the dissonant songs Some want to be equal - some want to be free. We continue toward the great promised state We continue to carry the vision.

We The Women (On the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right To Vote In California.) Centenary greetings to the daughters of the suffragettes. We are all daughters of the suffragettes. Our history goes back farther than a hundred years; back to when this country was conceived in the womb of justice and dedicated to the ideal of equality; back to the colonial hearths of mothers who strengthened and nourished the bodies of their sons and daughters to carry forth. We are the daughters of the founding daughters: Elizabeth Ross, Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, pilgrims and pioneers, enslaved, sharecroppers, the indentured and the unbound. We speak the same language, in the same tongue an unbroken chant clamoring to be free. We speak as Elizabeth Stanton spoke. We say what Susan Anthony said. We declare that which Lucretia Mott declared. We shout what Sojourner Truth shouted As one, we hold this sacred vow, We shall vote. Carrying the Yellow Silk Banner Maud Younger, Katherine Ballentine Charlotta Bass and thousands strong sallied forth across the Golden State town to town, county to county, house to house proclaiming “Votes for Women” We shall be free.

We continue to stride toward justice and peace infusing the whole world with our mission. We carry the torch in our common cache Flaming brilliantly blue on the path. – Sojourner Kincaid Rolle All Rights Reserved

Susan B. Anthony

Maud Younger

Lucretia Mott

As a non-partisan political action committee, the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee endorses candidates who support its positions and promote a feminist agenda.

Charlotta Bass

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We the women, we the wives, the mothers, the sisters, the workers, the thinkers, the builders We the daughters of the suffragettes. We the body politic. We the women. Free at last! – Sojourner Kincaid Rolle 2011 All Rights Reserved

The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara’s Board of Directors is made up of women who continue to advocate for voting rights and women’s equality.

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Fifth Annual UCSB Summer Music Festival Goes Virtual


ET THE MUSIC PLAY ON! With a ban on large gatherings in place, the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music decided to move forward with the fifth annual UCSB Summer Music Festival on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd and present it as a free virtual event via their YouTube channel. Founded in 2016 by UC Santa Barbara Composition alumnus Federico Llach ‘17, the UCSB Summer Music Festival continues to thrive as a student-curated and managed event. This year’s event has been coordinated by UC Santa Barbara graduate composition student Raphael Radna, who is serving as Artistic Director. “I am consistently impressed by the variety and quality of music at UCSB and in the Santa Barbara region,” shared Radna. “Throughout its short history, the UCSB Summer Music Festival has been foremost a celebration of local artists, and an opportunity for our community to come together to appreciate live music in many Miguelito León forms. Online for the first time, this year’s Nesta Steel Drum Band program is as eclectic as ever, representing styles spanning several musical traditions and centuries of development. It has been an undeniably difficult year for the world and for music, but it is my hope that the 2020 UCSB Summer Music Festival will bring some light to the height of a summer when so much feels uncertain.” As with previous years’ programs, the 2020 UCSB Summer Music Festival boasts a diverse collection of artists from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, offering audience members the opportunity to experience music of various genres, cultures, and time periods in one weekend. Sponsored by the UC Santa Barbara Office of Summer Sessions, the virtual festival will feature performances by HOCKET, Miguelito León, Marc Evanstein, Nesta Steel Drum Band, University Carillonist Wesley Arai, and Matthew Owens. The Festival will HOCKET close with a performance of traditional Indonesian music and dance by Santa Barbarabased Gamelan Sinar Surya, led by UC Santa Barbara faculty member Richard North, who has directed the UC Santa Barbara Gamelan Ensemble since 2015.

Links to watch each performance will be available at www.music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival All events can also be viewed on the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UC81mtdcwD9GkXUzEUfX6rxA


El quinto Festival Musical de Verano de UCSB se vuelve virtual ¡QUE SIGA LA MÚSICA! Con la prohibición de reuniones grandes, el Departamento de Música de UC Santa Barbara decidió seguir adelante con el quinto Festival Musical de Verano de UCSB el sábado, 22 de agosto y el domingo, 23 de agosto y presentarlo como un evento virtual y gratuito a través de su canal de YouTube. Fundado en 2016 por el ex alumno de Composición de UC Santa Barbara Federico Llach ‘17, el Festival Musical de Verano de UCSB continúa prosperando como un evento administrado y curado por estudiantes. El evento de este año ha sido coordinado por Raphael Radna, estudiante graduado de composición de UC Santa Barbara, quien se desempeña como Director Artístico. “Estoy constantemente impresionado por la variedad y calidad de la música en UCSB y en la región de Santa Barbara,” compartió Radna. “A lo largo de su corta historia, el Festival Musical de Verano de UCSB ha sido ante todo una celebración de artistas locales y una oportunidad para que nuestra comunidad se una para apreciar la música en vivo en muchas formas. En línea por primera vez, el programa de este año es tan ecléctico como siempre, y representa estilos que abarcan varias tradiciones musicales y siglos de desarrollo. Ha sido un año innegablemente difícil para el mundo y para la música, pero tengo la esperanza de que el Festival Musical de Verano de UCSB 2020 traiga algo de luz al apogeo de un verano en el que tanto se siente incierto.” Al igual que con los programas de años anteriores, el Festival Musical de Verano de UCSB 2020 cuenta con una colección diversa de artistas de Santa Barbara y Los Ángeles, que ofrece a los miembros de la audiencia la oportunidad de experimentar música de varios géneros, culturas y períodos de tiempo en un fin de semana. Patrocinado por la Oficina de Sesiones de Verano de UC Santa Barbara, el festival virtual contará con presentaciones por HOCKET, Miguelito León, Marc Evanstein, Nesta Steel Drum Band, el carillonista universitario Wesley Arai y Matthew Owens. El Festival se cerrará con una presentación de música y danza tradicional de Indonesia a cargo de Gamelan Sinar Surya, con sede en Santa Barbara, dirigido por el miembro de la facultad de UC Santa Barbara Richard North, quien ha dirigido el UC Santa Barbara Gamelan Ensemble desde 2015. Los enlaces para ver cada presentación estarán disponibles en www.music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival Todos los eventos también se pueden ver en el canal de YouTube del Departamento de Música de UC Santa Barbara en www.youtube.com/channel/UC81mtdcwD9GkXUzEUfX6rxA

USPS Reinstalls Mailboxes on Patterson Ave., Promises to Stop Removals Until After Election


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

HE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE (USPS) has sworn it will be stopped by “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” — and now, nor a global pandemic. Yet in recent weeks, amidst President Trump’s remarks disapproving additional funding to the USPS and more voters than ever relying on vote-by-mail programs, national concern mounted over the state of the USPS. This concern hit home last week with the unexpected August 14th removal of the drive-up mailboxes on Patterson Ave. in front of the Goleta Post Office. “They were removed on Friday due to mail phishing... This was done to protect the public,” explained USPS communications representative for Santa Barbara County Meiko Patton. This statement was also echoed by Santa Barbara County Postmaster Caren Gonzalez in the days following the mailboxes’ removal. According to Santa Barbara County Treasurer and Tax Collector Harry Hagen, in the weeks leading up to April 10th, there were half a dozen cases reported of individuals’ taxes being rebilled after mailing them in. When Hagen inquired as to where they had mailed their taxes from, each case said they used the mailboxes on Patterson Ave. “I would tell them to contact your bank, to contact your postal service, specifically the postmaster that would govern the Patterson office,” explained Hagen. However, given ongoing worry over the state of the USPS and the Patterson Ave. mailboxes’ popularity with Goleta residents, the community immediately responded to the removals with concern and outrage. After residents’ continued posting on social media, leaving notes protesting the removal, and contacting 24th Congressional District Representative Salud Carbajal, the mailboxes were reinstalled the morning of August 18th. As this story goes to press, it appears that the old box has again been replaced, this time with a new anti-theft box. “The outcry over the removal of the mailbox in Goleta

demonstrates how vital the USPS is to our community,” said Carbajal. “Many veterans and seniors receive life-saving medication by mail, and small businesses rely on the Postal Service to conduct their business. Given concerns about COVID-19, the Postal Service will play a central role in the upcoming election, as more Americans than ever are expected to vote by mail. It’s crucial that we protect and fund the Postal Service so they can carry out these important responsibilities and uphold the public’s trust.” Goleta was not alone in recently experiencing a sudden removal of mailboxes. Cities across the nation, including in Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts, have also reported mailboxes being taken away. Yet, due to public concerns over the effect these removals might have on returning vote-by-mail ballots, the USPS has announced that it will stop removing mailboxes between now and the November 3rd election. “The Postal Service reviews collection box density every year on a routine basis to identify redundant/seldom used collection boxes as First-Class Mail volume continues to decline,” stated Patton. “Given the recent customer concerns, the Postal Service will postpone removing boxes for a period of 90 days while we evaluate our customers concerns.” This November’s election will have an unprecedented reliance on the USPS and vote-by-mail systems. In June, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the AB860 bill that approved ballots to be mailed to each registered voter in the state. This includes the 230,000 individuals currently registered to vote in Santa Barbara County. According to Santa Barbara County Clerk, Recorder, and Assessor and Registrar of Voters Joseph Holland, prior to this announcement 75 to 80 percent of Santa Barbara County voters were already registered for vote-by-mail. This large percentage leads him to feel confident in the county’s preparation for this fall’s unconventional election. “To add that 20 to 25 percent, for Santa Barbara County that isn’t that big of a deal,” said Holland.

Ballots will be mailed to Santa Barbara County voters prior to October 5th, which is the first day individuals will be able to begin sending in their ballots. A total of 35 dropboxes will also be posted throughout the county by October 5th for individuals who wish to return their ballots there instead of mailing them. Additionally, 36 in-person voting locations that will be open from October 31st through Election Day itself. However, due to the large quantities of mail-in ballots this year, Holland recommends that each Santa Barbara County voter not wait until the last minute. “That’s one of the important messages that we’re having — to vote early,” said Holland. “I want to encourage everybody to get their ballots in as early as they can. And if you get them in early, then we can actually process those ahead of Election Day, and then those results from those ballots will go up on election night.” The locations of Santa Barbara County’s dropboxes and in-person voting locations are yet to be finalized. To stay up-to-date with the county’s vote-by-mail efforts, visit www.countyofsb.org/care.


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First Month of Classes to be Held Virtually at Westmont


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

HE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FORCED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS away from their campuses, friends, and classes in March. These numbers included more than 1,300 Westmont College students. Yet while many universities, including University of California, Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College, have declared plans to host most or all of fall semester classes online, Westmont College remains hopeful of a return to seminormalcy. “Today we are making plans; we are going to have to start on August 31st remotely, but we really believe we’re only going to have to be remote for four weeks,” said Westmont College President Gayle Beebe in an August 11th conference call announcing the college’s plan for incoming and returning students. “We are not going to do it in any way that’s unsafe. We will comply with everything the governor expects; we’ll comply with everything the county health officer requires.” Beebe went on to explain that ultimately the resuming of in-person activity on Westmont campus will rely on both the state of California’s and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD)’s health and safety guidelines. “Westmont can hold classes on campus in person and indoors when Santa Barbara County gets off the watch list,” Director of College Communications Nancy Phinney, added later. “That means Santa Barbara County must have a positivity rate less than eight percent (it was 5.9 percent August 18th) and a case rate of no more than 100 per 100,000 residents (it was 188 on August 18th). These metrics are moving in the right direction, so we're optimistic about bringing students back and holding classes September 28th.” Due to its belief in community-based learning and living, Westmont College encourages the majority of its students — about 1,200, to be exact — to live on campus for the full four years of their undergraduate experience. It will continue to uphold this for the 2020 fall semester, and students who wish to live off-campus through the entirety of the fall semester will have to request permission to do so. Each student will be required to have a COVID-19 test before arriving on campus and additional random testing will take place throughout the semester. Westmont also intends to practice social distancing, and use contact tracing and quarantining protocol as needed. Additionally, students will have to wear masks everywhere on campus, save for working out on the track and in their dorms. In terms of vaccination, Westmont has stated it intends to make flu shots and, when it is created, the COVID-19 vaccine available to all students. However, the college will not require students to get either vaccine. “I know you might be tempted to stay home after our repopulation date, or you might even be thinking about signing a lease here in town and trying to get off-campus permission,” said Vice President for Student Life Dr. Edee Schulze to Westmont students during the August 11th call. “But I’m here to tell you that we still believe that an on-campus, residential experience is Westmont at its best — for academic success, for building friendships across the whole of the student body, for engaging with people who are different from you.” According to Westmont Vice President for Finance Doug Jones, students’ fall tuition rates will not be reduced while they are experiencing online learning. However, room and board rates will be deducted from their bills for the four weeks they won’t be living on campus. Yet, since Westmont’s financial aid packages include funding for room and board payments, students will see a decrease in their offered aid amounts. “No one will pay more than they’re intending to pay right now,” explained Jones. At this time, Westmont is still developing its plans if the SBCPHD does not approve its resuming on-campus classes on September 28th. The college is continuing to update their COVID-19 information site at www.westmont.edu/covid-19 on a regular basis.

VNA Health Earns Four Star Ratings


ONG KNOWN FOR ITS DEDICATION TO HEALTH AND WELLBEING, Santa Barbara based VNA Health has been awarded a four star rating for both Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These ratings place VNA Health above the nationwide average for visiting nurses and home care programs. “Our team of clinicians are what make it possible for us to have achieved this rating,” said Director of Home Health Mary Beth Gomez. VNA Health is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1908 under the original name “Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care.” Since then, VNA Health and its staff have been providing Santa Barbara residents with quality healthcare, hospice, and palliative care in their own homes. With eyes toward helping the community, they also run a series of larger community support efforts, including educational programs, music therapy, and pet therapy. Even during the ongoing pandemic, VNA Health has continued its mission of “caring for our community with compassion and integrity.” “We continue to provide a high standard of excellence and care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and Lynda Tanner we are proud to have that quality of care reflected in our Home Health Compare ratings,” said President and CEO Lynda Tanner.

Home Health Compare is a tool that allows patients and their families to compare “Medicare-certified” home health agencies. Each agency receives ratings through a reviewal of their patient care, implementation of best practices, and feedback from other patients. By receiving a four star rating in both Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction categories, VNA Health will stand out to prospective patients on the Home Health Compare site. For more information about VNA Health, visit https://vna.health/.

SBEF Donates $24,000 to SB Unified Music Teachers


OW DO YOU TEACH A MUSIC CLASS THROUGH A SCREEN? With the ongoing transition to online learning, music teachers across Santa Barbara have had to creatively and dramatically alter their traditional lesson plans. In order to support Santa Barbara Unified School District music teachers, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) has donated $24,000 so that students will still be able to experience music classes from home. “These funds will enable me to purchase items to make each McKinley Bear a Take Home Music Kit,” said McKinley Elementary music teacher Karen Dutton. “Each kit will contain some rhythm instruments, a scarf for movement activities, and some manipulatives that students will be able to use to create notes and beat patterns.” The SBEF funds will be used to buy and distribute musical instruments and materials to SBUSD students. The distribution of instruments will be according to students’ ages, with older students given personal access to instruments like recorders and drumsticks to use on buckets. Through providing this donation, SBEF hopes to enhance students’ online learning experiences by including moments for musical education and expression. SBEF raised the $24,000 donation amount over the course of a year. Other local groups that contributed to the fundraising efforts include the Johnson Ohana Foundation, Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, Daniel and Mandy Hochman, and proceeds from radio station 99.9 KTYD’s Keep the Beat Radiothon. www.santabarbaraeducation.org

Service Changes Now In Effect at MTD


ANTA BARBARA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT DISTRICT (MTD) implemented new service changes on Monday, August 17th. These changes were made largely due to decreased use of public buses amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New bus schedules are available to be picked up at the Transit Center on Chapala Street or can be reviewed at sbmtd.gov. “While the usual in-person outreach for these changes had to be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, these changes were developed through a yearlong planning process, assessing on-time performance, and changing traffic pressures and patterns,” read a statement from MTD. MTD also hosted a Zoom webinar on July 23rd to discuss the coming changes with the Santa Barbara community. A full recording of this webinar is available on the MTD website. Service changes of particular note include the suspension of Line 15x (SBCC/UCSB Express) and 28 (UCSB Shuttle). These routes will be cancelled until Santa Barbara Community College (SBCC) and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) begin hosting in-person classes again. In a similar vein, booster services on local junior high and high school bus routes have ceased. They will also be readdressed when Santa Barbara Unified School District resumes teaching in-person classes. Other MTD lines that have been suspended out of decreased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic include: Line 10 (Cathedral Oaks), Line 16 (SBCC Shuttle), Line 36 (Seaside Shuttle), and Line 37 (Crosstown Shuttle). The Downtown and Waterfront shuttles, Lines 30 and 34, have been cancelled until next summer. Minor adjustments have also been made to Lines 7 (Old Town Goleta), 12x (Goleta Express), 20 (Carpinteria), 24x (UCSB Express), and 27 (Isla Vista Shuttle). These changes were made to improve the buses’ punctuality. All MTD buses will continue to require passengers to wear face masks at both bus stops and while riding. For more information, visit www.sbmtd.gov

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SB Unified School District will provide Grab & Go Breakfast, lunch, and supper meals to all SB Unified students at the following sites and times, Monday through Friday. Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch available at the following sites from 11:30am to 1pm, Mon-Fri: • Adams Elementary • Franklin Elementary • Harding Elementary (On Gillespie, in front of the A-OK office) • Monroe Elementary • Dos Pueblos High School • San Marcos High School (off Hollister) • Santa Barbara High School • La Cumbre Junior High • La Colina Junior High • Goleta Valley Junior High • Mckinley Elementary Supper Service is offered at the following sites from 4:30 to 6pm, Mon-Fri: • Dos Pueblos High School • Cleveland Elementary • Adams Elementary • Santa Barbara High School For information on what you’ll need to pick up the meals visit https://tinyurl.com/y6jh2hyz

Gelson’s Give Back Day

Gelson’s established Give Back Day so that they can support the communities they serve. On Saturday, August 22nd from 7am to 10pm shop at Gelson’s Santa Barbara and five percent of the day’s sales will benefit Unity Shoppe programs such as such as Disaster Services, School Clothing and Supplies, Senior and Disabled Resources, and Holiday Toy Shoppe. For info visit www.unityshoppe.org

Support Street Renaming

The League of Women Voters of SB strongly supports, and joins with a number of our City residents, to petition City Council to rename San Andres Street as Calle Dolores Huerta. The City of Santa Barbara and the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) will hold a special virtual meeting on Monday, August 24th at 6pm on the Dolores Huerta Street Renaming Project. Comments can be emailed ahead to StreetRenaming@SantaBarbaraCA.Gov or those who wish to participate during the public comment time at the meeting can register with GotoWebinar at: https://tinyurl.com/y6keak73

Opera SB Live Stream

Stay connected with Opera SB when they live stream a favorite opera production, Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (2002), on Tuesday, August 25th at 5pm. A favorite of the bel canto operas and reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, you will be transfixed by the passion and tragedy of our heroine and her lover Edgardo, members of opposing houses in Scotland. Watch the live production on Facebook:

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Senior Free Day at the SB Botanic Garden

On Tuesday, August 25th, seniors will have an opportunity to enjoy the

Garden for the day without charge and can become Garden Members at the Individual level for just $60 (only on Senior Free Day)! Seniors unable to visit in person can still experience the joy and beauty of the Garden through a curated playlist of Garden videos on the website during each Senior Free Day!


Virtual Business-2-Business Breakfast Networking

Connect with businesses zoom style during The Chamber’s first Virtual Business-2-Business Breakfast on Thursday, August 27th from 9 to 10:30am. To preserve some community connection in this time of being apart, participants will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and share an update on their business. Every attendee will have an opportunity to share their 30-second commercial with the group. A hot-sheet with attendees will be provided after the event. To register ($10-$25) visit https://tinyurl.


Ask Me Anything: Muralist and Artist Manuel Unzueta A free-form online Q&A with Santa Barbara’s art & culture figures with stories to tell continues with Muralist and Artist Manuel Unzueta

Be on the lookout for the next “Shoe Strike for Climate Justice” planned for Saturday, August 29th, Noon to 1pm, in front of the County Administration Building at 105 East Anapamu St. The “strike” is a person-less protest designed to raise awareness and to call on elected officials at all levels of government to take action. Prepárate para la próxima “Huelga de zapatos por la justicia climática” planificada para el sábado, 29 de agosto, del mediodía a la 1pm, frente al edificio de la administración del condado en 105 E. Anapamu St. La protesta sin personas está diseñada para crear conciencia y hacer un llamado a los funcionarios electos en todos los niveles de gobierno para que tomen medidas.

on Thursday, August 27th, at 4pm. The interview will take place on Facebook Live— anyone can ask questions and participate in real time via the comments. (A Facebook account is not necessary to watch) Questions can also be submitted beforehand via Facebook and Instagram feeds, or by e-mailing hello@sbcaw.org. Watch at

designed to raise awareness and to call on elected officials at all levels of government to take action. To protect the Earth and its inhabitants, climate justice advocates want elected officials to deny any new permits for fossil fuel projects, focus responses to the COVID-19 crisis on a just transition from the fossil fuel economy, protect people and the environment — not corporate profit, and end systemic oppression to stop the long history of racial and economic injustice.


Shoe Strike for Climate Justice

Did you miss the climate strike held by the Society of Fearless Grandmothers Santa Barbara in July? Be on the lookout for the next “shoe strike” planned for Saturday, August 29th, Noon to 1pm, in front of the County Administration Building at 105 East Anapamu St. The person-less protest is


Natural History of the Channel Islands Lecture

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Director of Conservation & Research Denise Knapp will give a Natural History of the Channel Islands Lecture on Saturday, August 29th at from 4 to 6pm via Zoom. The lecture offers an overview of the terrestrial ecology and natural history of these gems of the Central Coast highlighting the plant, animal, geologic, climatic, and human realms. Sliding Scale starts at $15. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yycuaw7k

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Stay connected with Opera SB when they live stream a favorite opera production, Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (2002), on Tuesday, August 25th at 5pm. Watch the live production on Facebook or YouTube. Manténte conectado con Opera SB cuando transmitan en vivo una producción de ópera favorita, Lucia di Lammermoor (2002) de Gaetano Donizetti, el martes, 25 de agosto a las 5pm. Mira la producción en vivo a traves de Facebook o YouTube

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

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“Give Back Day” de Gelson’s

y el cinco por ciento de las ventas del día beneficiarán a los programas de Unity Shoppe, como Servicios para desastres, Ropa y suministros escolares, Recursos para personas mayores y discapacitadas y Tienda de juguetes navideños. Para información visita www.unityshoppe.org

Gelson estableció “Give Back Day” para que puedan apoyar a las comunidades a las que sirven. El sábado, 22 de agosto, de 7am a 10pm, compra en Gelson’s Santa Barbara

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Apoyo para cambiar el nombre de la calle

On Tuesday, August 25th, seniors will have an opportunity to enjoy the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for the day without charge. Those unable to visit in person can still experience the Garden through a curated playlist of Garden videos on the website during each Senior Free Day! El martes, 25 de agosto, las personas mayores tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar del jardín durante el día sin costo. Las personas mayores que no puedan visitar en persona aún pueden experimentar la alegría y la belleza del jardín a través de videos del jardín en el sitio web durante cada día gratuito para personas mayores.


Ongoing Opportunities


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

La Liga de Mujeres Votantes de SB apoya firmemente y se une a varios de nuestros residentes de la ciudad para solicitar al Ayuntamiento que cambie el nombre de la calle San Andrés a la Calle Dolores Huerta. La Ciudad de Santa Bárbara y el Consejo Asesor del Vecindario (NAC, por sus siglas en inglés) tendrán una reunión virtual especial el lunes, 24 de agosto a las 6pm sobre el Proyecto de cambio de nombre de la calle Dolores Huerta. Los comentarios se pueden enviar por correo electrónico a StreetRenaming@SantaBarbaraCA.Gov

o aquellos que deseen participar durante el tiempo de comentarios públicos en la reunión pueden registrarse con GotoWebinar en: https://tinyurl.com/y6keak73

Transmisión en vivo de Opera SB

Manténte conectado con Opera SB cuando transmitan en vivo una producción de ópera favorita, Lucia di Lammermoor (2002) de Gaetano

public by offering instructional videos for athome art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the collection; as well as lectures, and musical performances from their Video Library. www.sbma.net

Donizetti, el martes, 25 de agosto a las 5pm. Una de las óperas favoritas del bel canto y que recuerda a Romeo y Julieta, quedarás paralizado por la pasión y la tragedia de nuestra heroína y su amante Edgardo, miembros de casas opuestas en Escocia. Mira la producción en vivo en Facebook

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Día gratuito para personas mayores en el Jardín Botánico de SB

El martes, 25 de agosto, las personas mayores tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar del jardín durante el día sin costo y pueden convertirse en miembros del jardín a nivel individual por solo $60 (solo durante el día gratuito para personas mayores). Las personas mayores que no puedan visitar en persona aún pueden experimentar la alegría y la belleza del jardín a través de videos del jardín en el sitio web durante cada día gratuito para www.sbbg.org personas mayores.

Desayuno Virtual “Negocio-A-Negocio”

Conéctate con negocios al estilo Zoom durante el primer Desayuno Virtual “Negocio-A-Negocio” de la Cámara el jueves, 27 de agosto de 9 a 10:30am. Para preservar cierta conexión con la comunidad en este momento de separación, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de interactuar con los oradores y compartir una actualización sobre su negocio. Cada asistente tendrá la oportunidad de compartir su comercial de 30 segundos con el grupo. Se proporcionará una hoja virtual galleries at: https://carpinteriaartscenter.org

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.

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

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

Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning

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informativa con los asistentes después del evento. Para registrarte ($10-$25) visita https://tinyurl.com/y5yha4jo

Pregúntame lo que sea: Muralista y Artista Manuel Unzueta

El jueves, 27 de agosto a las 4pm, continúa una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en línea de forma gratuita con las figuras de arte y cultura de Santa Bárbara con historias que contar. La sesión de este mes presentará al Muralista y Artista Manuel Unzueta. Las entrevistas se realizan por Facebook en Vivo — cualquiera puede hacer preguntas y participar en tiempo real a través de los comentarios. (Una cuenta de Facebook no es necesaria para ver el video). Las preguntas también se pueden enviar de antemano a través de Facebook e Instagram, o por correo electrónico a hello@sbcaw.org. Mira en www.facebook.com/sbcaw/live

Huelga de zapatos por la justicia climática

¿Te perdiste la huelga climática realizada por la Society of Fearless Grandmothers Santa Barbara en julio? Prepárate para la próxima “huelga de zapatos” planificada para el sábado, 29 de agosto, del mediodía a la 1pm, frente al edificio de la administración del condado en 105 E. Anapamu St. La protesta sin personas está diseñada para crear conciencia y hacer un llamado a los funcionarios electos en todos los niveles de gobierno para que tomen medidas. Para proteger la Tierra y sus habitantes, los defensores de la justicia climática quieren que los funcionarios electos nieguen cualquier permiso nuevo para proyectos de

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, & Group 5 are available through August 31st. For tickets ($10-$50) visit: www.CenterStageTheater.org. 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/

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Conferencia de Historia Natural de las Islas del Canal

La directora de Conservación e Investigación del Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara, Denise Knapp, dará una conferencia sobre la Historia Natural de las Islas del Canal el sábado, 29 de agosto de 4 a 6pm a través de Zoom. La conferencia ofrece una visión general de la ecología terrestre y la historia natural de estas gemas de la Costa Central, destacando los reinos de planta, animal, geológico, climático y humano. El precio empieza con $15. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/yycuaw7k

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Upcoming Events

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL August 22-23, 2020 Free Virtual Event SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 1:15 pm | Miguelito León

2:30 pm | Marc Evanstein 3:45 pm | Matthew Owensby 5:00 pm | HOCKET


‘Understanding Medicare’ Virtual Presentation: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program’s (HICAP) free virtual presentation, Understanding Medicare, will be held Tuesday, August 25th at 10am. To register, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-9285663, 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 Bend It Like Beckham on Wednesday, August 26th at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Friday Business Leaders Call: 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 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 and connection to the natural world. Sliding Scale starting at $5. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y68a43rm Live from the Lobero: KT Tunstall: On Saturday, August 22nd at noon, the Lobero Theatre will host a special Pay-PerView concert featuring KT Tunstall. Get ready to dance in your living room to KT’s mesmerizing, electric, and intimate solo virtual concert. Concert tickets are $15 (72 hours viewing window) and are available at www.lobero.org UCSB Summer Music Festival 2020 Goes Virtual on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd. All events will be presented virtually and free of charge via YouTube. 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): Join in a free reading and conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author

10:45 am | Children’s Concert Featuring pianist Petra Peršolja

2:30 pm | Gamelan Sinar Surya Watch via the Department of Music’s YouTube: tinyurl.com/ucsbmusicyoutube Learn more about the artists at music.ucsb.edu/summerfestival Sponsored by

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Ensemble Theatre Company’s Young Actors Conservatory will present a virtual musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on Saturday, August 29th with two performances at 2pm and 7pm (previously scheduled for August 22nd). 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, 29 de agosto con dos funciones a las 2 y 7pm (previamente programado para el 22 de agosto).

Hisham Matar on Sunday, August 23rd at 11am via Zoom. Matar will discuss his second memoir, A Month in Siena, which speaks 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 Sundays with the Symphony: The Santa Barbara Symphony series continues on Sunday, August 23rd at 3:30pm with an episode curated and hosted by Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti and Symphony’s new Director of Music Education, Kristine Pacheco. The event will highlight students of all levels from their Music Education Center programs, including alumni. To watch visit https://tinyurl.com/yc7hg8nt Matinee at the J Movie Club Discussion Group: John Lewis – Good Trouble: Watch the film before the Zoom meeting with Louise Palanker on Monday, August 24th from 2 to 3pm to discuss the life and work of the late John Lewis and his support f0or the Jewish community. Email Mike Witt at mwitt@sbjf.org to register. Rent John Lewis: Good Trouble online at: https://tinyurl.com/y3zn759f NEW DATE – 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 29th with two performances at 2pm and 7pm (previously scheduled for August 22nd). Tickets are $25 per household and are available online at www.etcsb.org or through the ETC Box Office at 805-965-5400.

12:00 pm | Wesley Arai 1:15 pm | Nesta Steel Drum Band

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SBIFF Family Film Fun – Monsters, Inc.: Scream and laugh with excitement for this week’s Family Fun Film, Monsters, Inc. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y6y45jzr

UCSB Arts & Lectures continues their Free Summer Cinema with Bend It Like Beckham on Wednesday, August 26th at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. UCSB Arts & Lectures continúa su Cine de Verano Gratuito con Bend It Like Beckham el miércoles, 26 de agosto a las 8:30pm en el West Wind Drive-In en Santa Barbara.

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

Gustafson Dance Classes Start Sept. 8th: Gustafson Dance is accepting registrations for Fall 2020. Virtual classes will be held the week of September 8th, followed by in-studio work beginning the second week pending Governor Newsom’s re-opening of indoor spaces. The virtual class option will remain available. For a complete list of their offerings or to register visit https://gustafsondance.com/registration/

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 The Sea Center Outdoor Spaces are open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 4pm. Visitors will have access to the Wet Deck for exploring life beneath Stearns Wharf and touch the Swell Sharks, sea anemones, sea stars, and other animals. www.sbnature.org 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 Solvang Food Tours Open: Looking to getaway for the day or a weekend? Eat This Shoot That invites you to enjoy

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A New App and Remodel To Greet Macy’s La Cumbre Customers Macy’s has also added a curbside option, which allows customers the safety REATIVELY EVOLVING IN A NEW BUSINESS CLIMATE, Macy’s La Cumbre Plaza has developed a new customer app, remodeled the store, and initiated a curbside option and convenience of retrieving their on-line orders, without leaving their vehicle. to name a few of the important changes that have recently taken place. The new Macy’s “Macy’s La Cumbre Plaza values this community’s choice app has been to shop with us, in-store and on-line. We are focused on delivering a Macy’s La Cumbre Plaza values equipped with wide range of service options to meet our customers’ expectations and technology which this community’s choice to shop we look forward for the opportunity to serve the greater Santa Barbara allows customers with us, in-store and on-line. We market, for years to come,” commented store manager Michael Luz. to check out, using Another one of the options customers can try on for size, is the oneare focused on delivering a wide their phone in place on-one personal range of service options to meet of a register. After shopping experience our customers’ expectations creating a digital of a personal stylist. and we look forward for the “wallet” on the Macy’s app, customers simply scan their own merchandise A new office was with their phone. From there, a sales person at the “At Your Service” opportunity to serve the greater built specifically center, will remove the security devices, and bag the purchase. for the personal Santa Barbara market, for years “These are just a few of the ways, we are evolving in this new business stylist, complete to come. – Michael Luz climate, to improve the overall customer experience. We will undoubtedly with two private identify new service models that help us stay connected to our customers fitting rooms. This in the weeks and months ahead,” continued Luz. personal stylist stays up to date with the latest To top it all off, Macy’s La Cumbre Plaza has undergone an extensive renovation throughout local and national fashion trends, and offers 2019 and early 2020. New carpet, lighting, and fresh paint inside and on the exterior greet visitors. her service for free. The renovations revealed and uncovered original windows on the top floor, providing natural light and a beautiful North / South view. Renovations included the addition of a full line furniture department on the lower level, along with an expanded mattress floor. Fitting rooms and restrooms were also updated. Enhancements will continue through 2020, to enhance the store for customer and staff health and safety.


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Ongoing Opportunities Continued 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 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 the Backyard and shady wooded areas along Mission Creek. www.sbnature.org Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the

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

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth Project is providing resources that deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. Access the Free Nature Resource Portal at https://wyp.org/resource-portal/ and check back every week to see what fun new offerings are added. Cottage Health’s Free Online Resources for Families: Cottage’s free online resources page offers fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at https://tinyurl.com/yc6t9uxa To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ffq28m Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: 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/ Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: As long as the quarantine lasts, Center classes have been moved online. Evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, begin with a guided breathing meditation and culminate with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. The Sunday morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am is a practice class with commentary. Suggested donation for class is $10. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx 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 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

Zoom. To sign up call or text 805-419-3212. https://tinyurl.com/y235zn2r SBMM Maritime On The Move: Brings museumquality experiences to sites throughout Santa Barbara County. 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. www.sbmm.org/at-home United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County After-School program: Monday through Friday 3 to 6pm. Free for all students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. For three hours every weekday, hundreds of children will be able to take dance and yoga classes, learn organic gardening, take part in outdoor activities, and eat a healthy snack. Register at: www.unitedbg.org/parent

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. Stream for free until August 31st at www.andshecouldbenext.com

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Now open in the La Cumbre Plaza. Now open in the La Cumbre Plaza.



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Bristol Farms Opens In La Cumbre Plaza

August 21, 2020


HYPER-LOCAL GROCERY STORE, Bristol Farms opens today at La Cumbre Plaza, the newest of its 14 locations. The new store features an open and airy design with an extensive Natural Living section, a coffee and juice bar, and a food hall format offering both full-service food stations and grab-and-go options. “Bristol Farms is motivated by a deeply held belief that the special moments we share around food are the ones we remember most. It’s through our relationships with farmers, founders, team members, and our guests that we can create a connection that is deeply rooted in community,” said Bristol Farms CEO Adam Caldecott. “We’re excited to open in Santa Barbara because of our shared passion for fresh, flavorful foods and especially for local items. In fact, we have curated a display of amazing hyper-local products, all sourced from Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.” Bristol Farms La Cumbre will be striving to continue the company’s reputation for high quality standards and specialty offerings. “It’s a dream come true to be able to serve Santa Barbara. I can’t wait to share all that makes Bristol Farms so special with our friends and neighbors,” commented Store Director Denis Lacey, who is a lifelong Santa Barbara resident with decades of grocery experience and deep community roots. Bristol Farms, established in 1982, supports local farms and has launched countless emerging brands. Their stores provide grocery essentials as well as artisanal ingredients for both professional and home chefs. Bristol Farms has consistently been rated the best small market, deli, and meat department by local media.

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Since 1982, Bristol Farms has focused on bringing people together around cooking and sharing delicious food. Offerings are curated to encourage discovery of new flavors and new brands, while also providing traditional grocery essentials in a beautiful environment. The focus on customer service is reflected in their highly trained team members, apprenticeship programs, and internal education support for career advancement. For nearly 40 years, Bristol Farms has been recognized for providing a shopping experience unlike any other in Southern California. Bristol Farms has collected a long string of accolades since its first store opened in Rolling Hills, California in 1982. Local media has given the specialty food retailer their “best” attribution, naming Bristol Farms the “best small market,” with the “best deli,” “best sushi,” and “best meat,” among others. Zagat’s Marketplace Survey also rated Bristol Farms as the number one market in overall quality and service; stores were described as “a shopper’s beautiful dream with wide aisles, helpful staff, and beautiful presentations.”

Bristol Farms La Cumbre will feature: • Organic, tropical, and seasonal produce, with a special focus on working with local growers like Givens, Tutti Frutti, Mud Creek, Sunrise, Capay, Cuyama, Houweling’s, and Weiser farms • Custom and readymade floral bouquets and arrangements • Coffee & Juice bar offering fresh squeezed juices and smoothies made with organic produce, functional lattes, and tea drinks • More than 800 gourmet deli meats and specialty cheeses, including Bristol Farms own handmade Burrata cheese • Fresh seafood counter featuring wild caught fish, responsibly farmed seafood, and seasonal offerings from local fisheries including Yellowtail, Swordfish, White Sea Bass, Sablefish, and California Halibut • Full butcher shop, including 21-day dry aged meats in their state-of-the-art onsite cooler, as well as easy meal options like their USDA Prime made in-house burger patties and kebobs • Custom cakes and hundreds of baked in-house items, including The Cookie—Bristol Farms signature treat made with 60 percent Belgian chocolate and served warm from the oven throughout the day • Natural Living department stocked with both ancient remedies and modern supplements for your health and beauty needs • Wine and spirits department featuring more than 1200 wines, 300 spirits, and 600 beers, kombuchas, and seltzers—running the gamut from international wine and spirits to local craft beers • Catering department for your small gatherings • Legendary sushi department plus fresh batches of Hawaiian-style poke made throughout the day from center-cut, wild-caught ahi tuna and salmon • Full-service ramen and prepared food bars, made-to-order sandwiches, and chef-developed vegan recipes • Housewares department with essential tools, tabletop and curated gift ideas

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August 21, 2020

Plants for PEOPLE

Let it Grow Let it Grow You can’t reap what you don’t sow Plant a seed inside the earth Just one way to know its worth Let’s celebrate the world’s rebirth – We say let it Grow! THE LORAX SINGERS – DR. SUESS

Join Patricia Bragg, Health Crusader and Organic Pioneer and stay healthy! Along with popular crafts of the 70s – such as cooking, sewing and puzzling, revisiting our present Pandemic lives – gardening and growing plants have been especially embraced activities for good reason. Seeing something grow and flourish under our care is an incredibly positive message for us always, but even more so right now. While it is hard to keep track of the days or understand the constantly changing timelines around us, the rhythms of nature can provide us a more seasoned and seasonal knowing and comfort. Plants benefit from our presence as we do from theirs – particularly when we have the opportunity to feed them, sing to them, breathe on them (unabashedly without a mask) and watch them grow under our care. Green is also considered a calming and comforting color – so the more plants, the better!

Whether they are backyard gardens, patio pots, window sill gardens or houseplants – growing and nurturing something give us a feeling of satisfaction and appreciation. Heading into late summer there are still several plant varieties to put into the ground that will yield yummy results and/or beautiful blooms, and houseplants can be enjoyed all the year round. Nothing cheers quite like flowers for me. We have some wonderful locally owned plant nurseries you can support, along with vendors selling plants at the Farmer’s Market. Please support local and bring home some plants soon!

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If you don’t consider yourself to have green thumbs, why not support our local Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and/or Lotusland and have a dedicated day surrounded by plants. Plants have healing energy!

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Palminteri’s Community VOICE Sometimes it comes down to adapting... Remember those suspension twisting broken roads all over Santa Barbara? During the COVID-19 SLOWDOWN paving has been in HIGH GEAR. Funds coming from the voter approved Measure C sales tax specifically for roads, sidewalks, and the new police station. https://keyt.com/news/ traffic/2020/08/13/taxdollars-paving-the-wayfor-smoother-roads-inmany-bumpy-areas/

The BRAVO EUGENIA lounged off the coast of Santa Barbara over the weekend. The 357 ft. super yacht is owned by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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The BIGGEST DRUG BUST in Santa Barbara County history - multiple agencies take in 33 suspects, 3,164 pounds of methamphetamine, in a middle of the night, multi-hour enforcement west of Goleta at Arroyo Quemada beach. https://keyt.com/news/santabarbara-s-county/2020/08/19/ santa-barbara-county-sheriffsoffice-makes-largest-drug-bustin-county-history/

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TWO NEW MAILBOXES have been returned to the Patterson Ave. U.S. Postal Service drive thru after they were removed recently. Community members were concerned because they were taken out prior to the upcoming election. The Post Office says there’s been a mail theft issue.

The framework for a CIVILIAN POLICE COMMISSION is going through a Santa Barbara review after large protests in June called for several changes in enforcement procedures, defunding police, and to discontinue plans for a new police headquarters. https://keyt.com/news/local-politics/2020/08/17/steps-to-createa-civilian-police-commission-underway-in-santa-barbara/

CALIFORNIA AVOCADO FESTIVAL will have a hybrid look this year, but no street events will take place October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Check out the poster and find out where you can buy all the shirts, hats, and face masks. https://keyt.com/ lifestyle/2020/08/14/2020avocado-festival-posterreleased-and-plans-fora-virtual-event-comingtogether/

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The plan to close off parts of Linden Ave. to help businesses did not work recently. Now Carpinteria is favoring PARKLETS to provide spacing for restaurants and businesses during the pandemic slowdown, and room for cars to drive by safely. https://keyt.com/news/money-and-business/2020/08/17/carpinteria-redesigns-downtown-to-help-businesses/

UC Santa Barbara swimmer Daniel Marella SWIMS FOR COVID-19 CAUSES. Completed a 10-mile ocean swim Saturday from Isla Vista to Santa Barbara’s Leadbetter Beach. Over $10,000 raised for home COVID care kits and funds for MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS with special financial needs.

THE HEAT IS ON - Statewide Flex-Alert warnings have been taking place. Energy conservation is urged in California. Unusually hot temperatures recorded on the Central Coast for several days. http://www.caiso.com/ Documents/Statewide-FlexAlert-Issued-FridayCalling-Energy-Conservation.pdf

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HOY, MATE! WHAT IS THAT HUGE SILHOUETTE ANCHORED OUTSIDE OF THE HARBOR in the Santa Barbara Channel? Climbing up the stairs to the deck of the Yacht Club for Sunday breakfast, I glanced out to sea and there it was! From where I was standing, after clearing the lenses of my glasses for a better look, it appeared almost as if it was a mini version of the round the world cruising ship, MS Queen Elizabeth. All that to say is … it was HUGE! Seriously ...! Of course, the diners on the deck were awestruck, staring and pointing, some with questions, other with answers. I soon learned that the seafaring vessel is a super-yacht owned by the owner www.anticafurnishings.com of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones. Various lengths and sizes were bandied about, including what Direct Importer of Asian Antiques & Fine Furnishings kind of coin might have been exchanged for the privilege of owning a personal vessel of that size. VOTED BEST ANTIQUE STORE 9 YEARS IN A ROW • CORNER OF CARRILLO ST. & SANTA BARBARA ST. We all agreed however, that when it comes to super-yachts and NFL owners who attract attention, it’s pretty hard to top Jerry Jones on a multitude of levels. So maybe it’s only fitting that Jones owns a 357 foot yacht that is longer than a football field, and has not one, but two, helipads – one on the fore-deck and one aft. This mega yacht is one of the largest that Oceanco, a company based in the Netherlands, has ever built. It is nonetheless an international effort with naval architecture by Lateral, a Southampton based company, interior designs by Raymond Langdon also in the UK, and the exterior design is by Nuvolari Lenard in Italy. My best guess is that Jones and his lucky guests and family members aboard most likely won’t be checking into one of Santa Barbara’s famed luxury hotels. It seems he already has his own floating ‘5 Star Plus’ resort with a good many more of the amenities then those on our shores. It has a large garage and huge equipment stowage areas that provide plenty of space for a large selection of power boats and various super fun water toys. Included is a large spa with a sauna, steam room, massage room, plunge pool and rain shower. And of course, it has a state-of the-art gym and a luxurious beach club. According to several reports this yacht can accommodate 14 guests in 7 cabins along with quarters for a 30 person crew, employed full time to keep Jones’ 250 FABULOUS INVESTMENT IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA $1,575,000 million dollar sea-going luxury hotel ‘ship-shape’. The interiors of the yacht are designed with light This is an opportunity for an owner occupant and/or as an income producing property. In an historic Santa Barbara neighborwoods, signature furniture pieces and fine art from the collection of Jones and his wife, Gene, both well-known collectors. hood near downtown, is this rare find—Ideal for many buyer types—investor, extended family, or an owner-occupant seeking Finally, in my research, what impressed me most about Jones’ super yacht is its name: Bravo income generation. There are two totally detached homes in great condition on a 8,712 sq.ft. lot. The charming street-facing Eugenia. As an homage to the full name of his spouse, Eugenia, I find it a touching gesture to home, a Craftsman-style classic with a big front porch, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus an office/den. In 2004 the second home honor his wife of 57 years, with Keeping in the craftsman theme, this stylish 2- bedroom, hashighly an open floor plan with high FFORDABLE OCEAN VIEW! Be the first to2-bath, see this whom he has 3 children and 8 and a 4 car garage were built. ceilings, big windows, a fireplace, and views of the mountains. A large, outdoor living area with a used brick patio and attractive sought after & rarely available downtown/upper east ocean view grandchildren, in this manner. And from what I understand, some oflandscaping separate the 2condo units. Ample off street parking, minutes to downtown withlevel, a 87 walk 90 bike score. priced below a million dollars! Single endand location the greater family are aboard as with 3 BED, 2 BA, 2 car parking in garage. Fabulous large covered deck he cruises the global and national 22 West Islay Street Secure & private 9 condo 24 West Islay Street for relaxing & entertaining. development. oceans. 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Residents Respond in Droves to Reimagining Downtown Santa Barbara


By Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

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PARKING INTENSE INTEREST, the 2020 Design Charrette organized by local architects has received 4,800 survey responses to questions regarding “Reinvigorate, Reinvent, Reimagine, and Repurpose” Downtown Santa Barbara. “Our assumptions about large retail and office space as the foundation of our downtowns are being shattered. The level of interest and concern about downtown Santa Barbara’s health is demonstrated by the nearly 5,000 survey responses the AIA has received and the 150+ design professionals who will volunteer their time this month and next to “Repurpose, Reimagine, Reuse, and Reenvision Downtown State Street,” commented Dennis Thompson, AIA, of Thompson Naylor Architects working on the Charrette, which will be meeting weekly until September 28th. Launched last week, the Charrette is composed of 16 design teams of volunteers from the community to assist the designers to evaluate, explore, and illustrate new ideas for the downtown. Leading the weekly meetings and also stepping up as Charrette leaders are Detty Peikert, AIA; Ellen Bildsten, AIA; and Cass Ensberg, AIA. The first meeting was attended by about 160 people. City staff attending the meeting include: Nina Johnson, Senior Assistant to the City Administrator and Rob Dayton, Transportation Planning & Parking Manager for the City. Thompson provided some brief statistical findings from the survey: 93 percent of the respondents support closing part of State Street to vehicle traffic, including 39 percent who would like to see the number of closed blocks expanded and eight percent who noted they would like to see a smaller area closed to vehicles. In the survey, 56 percent support pedestrians and cyclists sharing the street while 35 percent support only pedestrians on the street. There were 63 percent who wanted to see more housing downtown with interest in a broad range of rental apartments and condominiums. In that same vein, 57 percent of the respondents expressed interest in small rental apartments (1-2 BR) and 60 percent noted they would personally consider living downtown. Recognizing there would be many building heights, 94 percent thought a maximum height of three stories or more was appropriate with the most support at three stories (54 percent). Respondents requested a wide range of activities on the street in the future when public health restrictions subside with these summaries, Dining (94 percent), Music (91 percent), Places to Sit (88 percent), and Art (84 percent) were at the top the list. Food Trucks (63 percent) and Retail Vendors (62 percent) also received a strong response, followed by Children’s Play Areas (50 percent) and Game/Sport Areas (35 percent). Survey respondents included a broad range of age demographics with the largest group age 65+ (24 percent). 98 percent of the people who took the survey live in Santa Barbara and the surrounding South Coast area.

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Essential Workers, Vital Scholarship

Researchers to study pandemic’s impact on the underserved in second project of Pahl Initiative on the Study of Critical Social Issues By Jim Logan / The UC Santa Barbara Current


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Y NEARLY EVERY MEASURE, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on the disadvantaged. How this disparity might be addressed will be the focus of new research at UC Santa Barbara through the Pahl Initiative on the Study of Critical Social Issues in the Division of Social Sciences. Heather Royer, a professor of economics, is the second awardee of the initiative. The Pahl Initiative is a gift of alumni Louise and Stephen Pahl to support rigorous social science research on topics of pressing social importance. Work sponsored by the Initiative includes the involvement of both graduate and undergraduate students, with the goal of bringing academic research to public discussion. “As a resident of Santa Barbara County, it is hard to not see the disparate impacts of this pandemic,” Royer said. “Social science research can be helpful to understand the causes and consequences of this pandemic and assist in the county’s recovery.” Charles Hale, the dean of social sciences at UC Santa Barbara who worked closely with the Pahls to establish the initiative, said Royer’s project hits the highest marks for the Pahl Initiative: tackling a social issue of deep and urgent importance, with rigorous research both highly valued in the academy and of great practical value. “Her research results,” he said, “will add to the growing list of ways that we can and must rebuild better after COVID: revealing the critical gaps in health care for ‘essential workers,’ showing how better care for this population both helps them and enhances the common good.” “By studying what’s happening in the local area, I hope to provide information and ideas to the local community about the impacts and their ramifications of COVID-19 on the disadvantaged,” said Royer, who is collaborating with Mireille Jacobson, an associate professor of gerontology at USC, on the project. “Santa Barbara County is a microcosm of what’s happening both in the state and nationwide so Heather Royer what we learn from studying this county can be informative to the local area and more broadly to California and the United States. “By interviewing local organizations and residents of Santa Barbara County, I also wish to get a sense of their first-hand experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic and their suggestions on ways to inform it,” she continued. “This public-facing component of the research is critical to have impactful public policy. As a researcher I can speculate what the drivers are, but getting the insights of people ‘on the ground’ will lead to better informed policy.” Aside from their COVID research, Royer and Jacobson will investigate the role of the health care safety net for the disadvantaged. In particular, they’ll focus on how the expansion of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), often referred to as neighborhood health clinics, has increased access to health care for the underserved. “We will also study how this expansion interplays with hospitals — in particular, as new clinics emerge, do we see a drop in emergency room visits in an area?” Royer said. “This system of FQHCs provides health care for one in three persons in poverty. The existence of these centers may be critical in the COVID-19 recovery as a provider of primary care for the poor.” Royer said she was grateful to the Pahls for making the project possible, and said their initiative gives the university a way to showcase how UCSB researchers in the social sciences are working to improve the lives of people in the community. “I applaud the Pahl family for pushing researchers to make the connection between what they’re studying and the public impact of their work,” she said. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

Academia from Home

Embracing remote research can benefit postdocs and their research teams


By Sonia Fernandez / The UC Santa Barbara Current

S THE UNCERTAINTY AROUND REOPENING COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES THIS FALL CONTINUES, those who work, study, teach, and conduct research are navigating the uncertain terrain of the “new normal.” They are balancing physical distancing and other COVID-19 prevention practices with productivity, creating home workspaces, and mastering communications and teamwork across time and space. Turns out, there’s a group of people for whom these challenges are not new. Postdoctoral researchers — people in the critical phase between graduate school and permanent academic positions — are part of a small but growing cohort that has been turning to remote work to meet the challenges of their young careers. Often called upon to relocate multiple times for short-term, full-time appointments, postdocs and their families have to endure heightened financial costs, sacrificed career opportunities and separations from their support communities. But with the right practices and perspectives, remote work can level the playing field, especially for those in underrepresented groups, according to Kurt Ingeman, a postdoctoral researcher in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology. And, like it or not, with COVID-19 factoring into virtually every decision we now make, he noted, it’s an idea whose time has come. “We started this project in the pre-pandemic times but it seems more relevant than ever as academics are forced to embrace work-from-home,” said Ingeman, who makes the case for embracing remote postdoctoral work in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. Family and financial considerations drove his own decision to design a remote position; many early-career researchers face the same concerns, he said. It takes a shift in perspective to overcome resistance to having remote research teammates. Principal investigators often don’t perceive the remote postdoc as a fully functional member of the Kurt Ingeman lab and worry about the loss of spontaneous informal actions, and interactions, that can generate new ideas, Ingeman said. “These are totally valid concerns,” he said. “We suggest (in the paper) ways to use digital tools to fully integrate remote postdocs into lab activities, like mentoring graduate students or coding and writing together. These same spaces are valuable for virtual coffee chats and other informal interactions.” Communication enabled by technology is in fact foundational to a good remote postdoc experience, according to Ingeman and co-authors, who advocate for investment in and use of reliable videoconferencing tools that can help create rapport between team members, and the creation of digital spaces to share documents and files. Transparency and early expectation setting are keys to a good start. In situations where proximity would have naturally led to interaction, the researchers recommend having a robust communications plan. Additionally, postdocs would benefit from establishing academic connections within their local community to combat isolation. There are benefits to reap from such arrangements and practices, the researchers continued. For the postdoc, it could mean less stress and hardship, and more focus on work. For the team, it could mean a wider network overall. “For me, remote postdoc work was a real bridge to becoming an independent researcher,” said Ingeman, who “struggled with isolation early on,” but has since gained a local academic community, resulting in productive new research collaborations. Additionally, opening the postdoc pool to remote researchers can result in a more diverse set of applicants. “The burdens of relocating for a temporary postdoc position often fall hardest on members of underrepresented groups,” Ingeman added. “So the idea of supporting remote work really stand out to me as an equity issue.” Of course, not all postdoc positions can be remote; lab and field work still require a presence. But as social distancing protocols and pandemic safety measures are forcing research teams to minimize in-person contact or undergo quarantine at a moment’s notice, developing remote research skills may well become a valuable part of any early-career researcher’s toolkit. “Even labs and research groups that are returning to campus in a limited way may face periodic campus closures, so it makes sense to integrate remote tools now,” Ingeman said. “Our suggestions for remote postdocs are absolutely applicable to other lab members working from home during closures.” Courtesy Photo


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Community News Ginger Salazar Welcomed to Cottage Health Board

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Ginger Salazar, a respected community professional, has joined Cottage Health’s Board of Directors. A Lompoc local, Salazar’s past community involvement has included holding positions on the boards of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She currently serves on the boards of the Towbes Foundation and the Santa Barbara Foundation. Having earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University, Salazar also oversees the branding for Kate Farms. She will continue these roles as a Cottage Health board member, where she will act on a volunteer basis to advise and assist Cottage hospitals’ ongoing efforts to better serve our community. www.cottagehealth.org

Michael Rassler Named Hillside Executive Director Michale Rassler is the new Executive Director of Hillside, a Santa Barbara residential home for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He joins the Hillside team with over 35 years of experience with the Jewish Foundation of Greater Santa Barbara, including over ten years of that time spent working as its Executive Director. Rassler earned his master’s degrees in business administration from Miami University, Ohio; Jewish studies from Baltimore Hebrew College; and social work with a concentration in community planning and social administration from the University of Maryland. Given these experiences working with nonprofits, management, and community engagement, the Hillside team is confident that Rassler will take on his new Executive Director position with skill and care. www.hillsidesb.org

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SB Education Foundation Welcomes Isis Castañeda

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Isis Castañeda is the newest member of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) Board of Directors. Currently the project coordinator for the Isla Vista Coalition for Healthy Communities, Castañeda has been working with Santa Barbara families and youth for over 20 years. She approaches this position with personal experience with Santa Barbara education systems, having graduated from Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara City College. Castañeda has also worked as the staff advisor for the Santa Barbara Youth Council, and founded a business in 2018 geared toward building community among teenagers and parents, called Creating Connections. As a SBEF Board of Directors member, she will continue to help the organization support Santa Barbara’s public school system amidst the ongoing pandemic and beyond. www.santabarbaraeducation.org

Laguette-Rivera and Masterson join ShelterBox USA


HELTERBOX USA HAS EXPANDED ITS TEAM to include Santa Barbara locals Robyn Laguette-Rivera and Stephen Masterson as they transition their headquarters to their Santa Barbara offices. A humanitarian organization that was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019, ShelterBox USA provides disaster relief to individuals and families across the world. To learn more about their mission and work, visit www.shelterboxusa.org. ROBYN LAGUETTE-RIVERA will serve as Shelterbox USA’s Chief Financial Administrative Officer (CFAO). Having grown up in Santa Barbara, she admires this organization’s global significance and looks forward to supporting their mission. Laguette-Rivera also currently serves the Santa Barbara community by volunteering on the Board of Directors for Old Spanish Days, and has also worked with Storyteller Children’s Center and Angels Foster Care. With over 20 years working in financial and operational roles, she joins ShelterBox Robyn Laguette-Rivera USA after working as SeaVees footwear brand’s Chief Financial and Operations Officer for the past nine years.

STEPHEN MASTERSON has joined ShelterBox USA’s Board of Directors and will serve on their Finance and Audit Committee. He considers this new role to be a rewarding opportunity given the organization’s humanitarian mission. The founder and CEO of SM+Co LLC, Masterson has decades of experience with both public accounting and industry. His past positions include Chief Credit Officer at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Capital Bancorp. A University of Alabama Stephen Masterson alumnus, Masterson has also been on the boards of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Announces New Board President and Members


IRLS INC. OF CARPINTERIA has announced that Lori Pearce will be its new Board President and Caroline Alarcon, Peter Dugré, and Angelina Lane will be new board members. A nonprofit dedicated to supporting young girls, more information on Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s ongoing programs can be found at www.girlsinc-carp.org.

Health Department, Alarcon is experienced in public engagement, strategic planning, and policy writing. A believer in supporting our community’s children and giving back, Alarcon will utilize her personal convictions in her new role with Girls Inc.

Peter Dugré begins his membership on the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria board as an active community volunteer. A Lori Pearce earned the title of Board President University of California, Santa Barbara alumnus, Dugré after acting on the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria helped plan Kinderkirk Preschool’s annual auction board for two years. In taking this position, for five years, and now acts on the Carpinteria Family she hopes to help the organization navigate School Board of Parents. His previous experience spans the difficulties of the ongoing pandemic so a decade of working as a local journalist, editor, and Girls Inc. can continue making a difference director for various print publications. This has led to in local children’s lives. In addition to her him developing expertise in media relations, long term responsibilities with Girls Inc., she spends publicity strategies, and messaging. Currently, Dugré time volunteering with schools and other is a co-owner of Two Trumpets Communications, Peter Dugré community organizations, such as the Girl an agency located in Carpinteria that specializes in Lori Pearce Scouts and Carpinteria Valley Girls Softball. Pearce promoting outreach and engagement for organizations. earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Angelina Lane joins the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria University East, and her associate degree in Computer Science from Santa board as a familiar member of our community and a Barbara City College. She currently works as the Director of Information current Carpinteria resident. Born in Santa Barbara, Technology and Business Operations at NuSil Lane received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and Technology. criminal justice from California State University

Caroline Alarcon

Caroline Alarcon joins the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria board with years of experience working with nonprofits. The owner of Carpinteria-based Reliant Notary Services, Alarcon’s status as a small-business owner informs her commitment to community. She is also involved with the Latina Professional Alliance and the board of the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce. Having previously worked with the Santa Barbara County Public

Long Beach, and earned her juris doctor degree from Chapman University. In the past, she has worked with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office and with the California Appellate Project. Currently, Lane works as an attorney and partner at Lynn & O’Brien, LLP. Her areas of focus are civil litigation and plaintiff Angelina Lane cases for injury, appellate work, and criminal law. Lane acknowledges her mother and grandmother as positive influences in her life as strong, independent women.


Nominations Open for 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards Do you know an individual who has made a substantial difference for the Santa Barbara County community? If so, you can recognize their accomplishments and dedication by nominating them for the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards. Hosted annually by The Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/ Ventura Counties Chapter (AFP-SBV), nominations will be accepted until 7pm on September 7th. Nominations will be reviewed by the AFPSBV. The nominations aim to recognize individuals based on their displays of leadership, volunteerism and/or financial support of their community. There are four traditional award categories individuals can be nominated for: Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Youth Philanthropist of the Year (ages 16-23), and Professional Fundraiser of the Year. AFP-SBV has also added the new category of Champion for Social Justice, and the 2020 special category of Exceptional Adaptability to acknowledge those who have persevered throughout these unprecedented times. The ceremony for the National Philanthropy Day Awards will happen online on November 19th. Nominations can be submitted online at www.afpsbv.org, emailed to NPD@ afpsbv.org, or mailed to: AFP-SBV NPD Nominations Committee, c/o Visionality, PO Box 23223, Ventura, CA 93002.


EconomicVOICE Happy Consumers Are the Key… By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE / “Popular Economics”



RE WE HEADING FOR A FALL IN THE FALL when the ordinary flu season begins? The chickens may be coming home to roost, as the saying goes, because the U.S. economy opened too soon. Retail sales rose 1.2 percent in July, the government said Friday. Economists polled by economists had forecast a two percent advance. Receipts have slowed from a 8.4 percent increase in June and a record 18.3 percent gain in May when the economic rebound began. Consumers may be seeing the writing on the wall. And CDC Director Robert Redfield just warned in a WebMD interview on Wednesday that America is bracing for “the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we’ve ever had.” This is not because cooler weather somehow makes the coronavirus worse, or that the summer’s heat kills the virus, which has been a common misconception about the coronavirus which causes the disease COVID-19. Rather, fall and winter become influenza’s time to shine. We have just returned to the highest unemployment rate achieved during the Great Recession (ten percent) that ended in 2009 in July’s unemployment report. But it took until 2018 to return to anything resembling full employment (four percent), another eight years, as I said last week.

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So, will it take that long to return to full employment again? So far, we have only restored about 9.3 million jobs, leaving more than half of the Americans who lost their jobs still unemployed, and the flu season is about to start, which historically kills between 12,000 and 61,000 people a year. “We’re going to have COVID in the fall, and we’re going to have flu in the fall. Either one of those by themselves can stress certain hospital systems,” Redfield said, noting that many hospitals have already been overwhelmed by the number of coronavirus patients. There have also been reports of hospitals in New York, Texas, and Arizona calling in refrigerated trucks to serve as temporary morgues to handle the number of dead bodies during the pandemic. And the ordinary flu has seen between 140,000 and 810,000 people hospitalized each year since 2010. Retailers have been on a roller-coaster ride since the pandemic began, sinking in March and April and recovering rapidly in the following two months as the economy reopened. The more mild increase in sales in July might be a sign of what lays ahead, however. And, consumer sentiment has stagnated; another sign that consumers are becoming more cautious as the flu season hits at the same time as schools normally open. The preliminary reading of the consumer sentiment survey in August edged up to 72.8 from 72.5 in July, but it’s still just barely above the pandemic low, the University of Michigan also said Friday. And, we know what can happen next, since children often bring those virus bugs home to parents and grandparents as schools re-open. Economists such as Nobelist Paul Krugman are becoming ever more worried that this could turn what has been a mild recession to date, into a Great Depression. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com

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BOOK INSPIRED BY A SON’S SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY FROM CANCER, Dragons on the Purple Moon by local author Peter Martin, will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. “We are so grateful to Peter Martin for his generosity and compassion. This magical, heartwarming, and delightful book will enchant children and raise money for families who have a child with cancer, all at the same time. What a tremendous gift,” said Eryn Shugart, Interim Executive Director of TBCF. Martin was inspired after his son was diagnosed with brain lymphoma in 2017. After witnessing his son go through pediatric cancer, he vowed to do whatever he could to make children’s lives in hospitals more tolerable. After moving to Santa Barbara to care for his son, he was also inspired by TBCF. “Our son recovering from brain cancer gave me the impetus to take early retirement, move to Santa Barbara, pursue my true passion of bringing joy to children and now partnering with Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation,” said Martin. Based on Martin’s own children, Hannah and Gavin, Dragons on the Purple Moon is a beautifully illustrated children’s story about a brother and sister who long for adventures in space. The story and illustrations reveal the true character that lies within. Since their annual September Gold Ribbon Campaign (GRC) fundraiser luncheon has been canceled this year as a result of COVID-19, Martin is organizing a pre-order fundraiser in partnership with Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation to donate money for the programs they provide in the Santa Barbara area. Their goal is to donate at least $10,000 by

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UST A SHORT TIME AGO who could have imagined that the entire world economy would be brought to a standstill? That a deadly virus and climate changes would threaten our existence as we know it? That population upheavals would cause political and social disruptions? Victor Damien – one of the principle characters in Maya Magic – envisions this. He warns of devastating changes to come if we do not wake up from our lethargic consciousness. He has dedicated his life to finding a solution and, having found it, wants to reveal it to the world. He sees the need to go beyond political, financial, or social considerations, to something more basic: a shift in individual consciousness. Maya Magic weaves an emotionally moving story to bring the audience to consider their part in this world drama. Maya Magic is an ambitious attempt to bring these pressing themes into film. It brings them to life in a compelling, passionate, and suspenseful drama with a potential for global impact. Maya Magic brings the characters, animals, and settings to weave a compelling narrative. A short time ago Maya Magic would have been considered an interesting esoteric work. Today, we see it as a necessity. We ask you to join the magic.

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By Luz Reyes-Martin, SBCC Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications

ROM THE MOMENT LAST MARCH when SBCC made the decision to move all instruction online for the remainder of the Spring semester, the Music Department knew it had better prepare for the situation to extend into the Summer and Fall terms as well. Fortunately, it already had several courses – Music Appreciation, World Music and History of Rock – that had been working in the online environment for years. The instructors for those courses were extremely helpful with the planning to move all music courses online. The wildly popular Summer Jazz program was the first to move quickly to get training and prepare. Assistant professor James Mooy was able to secure a major grant for the project and program director Tony Ybarra was able to get world-renowned jazz artists to give weekly master classes and presentations to the students. These included Ted Nash, John Patitucci, Kei Akagi and Chalo Eduardo, and many more. The program was an overwhelming success. In the meantime, the rest of the faculty worked night and day to figure out how to teach their classes remotely. Like every music teacher of hands-on vocal/instrumental techniques and ensembles in the nation, they asked themselves, “How do we do this online?” The directors of SBCC’s jazz bands and combos, symphony orchestra, concert band, chamber ensembles, and all of the choirs set about learning new technologies and testing different platforms to make some kind of online performance possible. They began working up virtual choirs, orchestras, and other ensembles where participants are able to record their own part of a work in a safe environment. The director is then able to put them together (with much practice and many hours) into a cohesive piece of music. Eric Whitacre, the choral composer, has become famous for creating the first “virtual choir.” The move to the virtual world has not been without its problems, however, according to Mooy. “The internet was built for reliability, not for real-time speed,” he related in a recent interview. “Even bouncing a signal to my neighbor’s computer involves the message travelling down to Irvine before arriving back is Santa Barbara. With the help of Cox Cable and SBCC’s outstanding IT department, we were able to set up a server for Jamulus [the technology they are using] on SBCC’s main campus. It will host six virtual rehearsal spaces with the largest space able to accommodate 50 connections.” He added, “James Watson [Music Department Aide] and I have been in communication with the software developer in Germany and are excited to be the first institution in the world to attempt this with an ensemble of 20 performers.” Music Department Chair Nathan Kreitzer praised the work of his colleagues saying, “While obviously not the same as performing together on the same stage for our usual audience, it can still give our musicians a sense of belonging and of working towards a common goal.” All 70 Music courses scheduled for Fall are ready and set to go online when the semester starts www.sbcc.edu August 24th.

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Goleta Valley Art Association: Virtual Art Show

Boundless Creativity: Reinforcing the Gift of Art


By Michelle Tahan / VOICE

ORCED TO ADAPT TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES and a changing environment, The Goleta Valley Art Association strategized how to compensate for their regularly scheduled shows in June and July. After putting out a call to their 200 plus members, numerous responded with their unique art pieces. The result - a varied, visually stimulating, and refreshing exhibit of pieces that reinforce each artists’ individual talents and uniqueness. The Goleta Valley Art Association’s Virtual Art Show is on view at www.tgvaa.org and highlights the original artwork by a variety of skillful artist members. “One of the great strengths of GVAA is that our art is so eclectic. There is never a theme, just a wide variety of subjects, media, styles, and substrates. It makes our shows very interesting,” shared Elizabeth Flanagan, President of The Goleta Valley Art Association. Comprised of over 100 pieces in acrylic, watercolor, assemblage, and mosaics, the Virtual Art Show offers something for everyone. Each piece, emerges off of the screen, exuding a pleasing array of colors, styles, and textures. Elizabeth Flanagan’s series of work is bold and electrifying. Lady With Green Neck, one of her many pieces inspired by her favorite artist Frida Kahlo, uses bright and complementary colors to accentuate the woman’s strong and beautiful features. Paula Gregoire-Jones’ Eye of the Geode portrays a different style of art in stained glass. Its use of turquoise and green colors, repeating details, and organic shapes offers a dazzling and decorative presentation. Judy Gilder’s Autumn in watercolor combines a delicate mix of dreamlike colors that resonate with the

Summer Day, watercolor by Francine McOwen

upcoming season. “It is especially thrilling to watch as we all develop and grow as artists. The wonderful thing about art is that there is no end to learning, exploring, and growing as an artist, no matter what age you are,” Flanagan added. Adapting, emerging, and reinforcing the importance of art amongst its members and the community, The Goleta Valley Art Association continues to provide opportunities for people to share and embrace the gift of art. Through online Zoom art classes where over 20 people participate, artists are able to share their work, learn with others, and best of all, send virtual hugs. One artist shared two pieces of her work, and within one week sold both of them through the online Virtual Art Show. Getting the word out there takes an extra push right now, but is well worth the effort. The next Zoom Class, Art Biz, will focus on using social media to market art. The class will take place in September and is hosted by Carissa Luminess, a local artist and teacher. As part of their annual tradition, The Goleta Valley Art Association will be hosting another virtual show, Picasso for Peanuts, in which all pieces will be priced at $300 or less. Instead of having the normal reception at the library, this year’s kick off will be virtual. Though the environment in which people can view art has changed, there are no limits to the boundless creativity that can be shared through the web and technology. The Goleta Valley Art Association has exciting plans ahead as they discover and implement new ways of connecting, www.tgvaa.org sharing, and embracing art.

Autumn, watercolor on japanese rice paper, by Judy Gilder

From the Mellow Yellow Series by Marie Arnold

Eye of the Geode, stained glass, by Paula Gregoire-Jones

Lady with Green Neck, mixed on canvas, by Elizabeth Flanagan

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Art Matters

Image Courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery

So Cool, So Smart So Sweet By Edward Goldman, ART Matters


Photo Courtesy Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Left Photo Courtesy Cakeland LA. Right Photo Courtesy Scott Hove

Photo courtesy Cakeland LA

Right: Detail of Scott Hove’s The Beauty War. KCET.

Images courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery

Photo Courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Photo by Edward Goldman

HESE DAYS, SPENDING SO MUCH TIME AT HOME IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER, I am always waiting for email messages not only containing important information, but giving me a shot of adrenaline. And that is the reason why I particularly look forward to Peter Fetterman Gallery’s daily emails from his Power of Photography online series. All his selections are important parts of the history of photography. Here are my top Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) Natchez, Mississippi, U.S.A., 1947. choices of images that are absolutely iconic, they grab and hold my attention. The longer you are looking at the portrait of two boys taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Mississippi (1947) the more you get intrigued and charmed by their self-awareness and confidence. Seeing them wearing their Sunday’s best, one wonders if Cartier-Bresson captured them on their way to or out of Church. And take a look at this elegant, romantic portrait of Oscar Wilde made in 1882 at the middle of his life, when he enjoyed success and fame. To me it looks like the moment he is thinking Installation shot of Doyle Lane’s ceramic vases at about penning another famous line that will stay with readers David Kordansky Gallery. for years.... I totally agree with Peter Fetterman in his statement, “He (Oscar Wilde) wrote one of my favorite sentences of all time in his last days at L’hotel in Paris, the remembrance of which has been a source of laughter in these dark days. ‘This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes, or I do.’” Left: André Kertész (1894-1985) Chez Mondrian, 1926, printed 1973. Presenting the famous black and Right: Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896) Oscar Wilde, No. 16, 1882. white photo by André Kertész, Chez Mondrian, 1926. Peter Fetterman writes “there is a reason certain images become iconic, on repeated viewing they still maintain their power, their fascination, Installation shot of Painting exhibition at Kayne Griffin Corcoran. their allure, Chez Mondrian is surely one of them. I have looked at it, studied, got lost in it and been amazed by it for over 40 years.” As for myself, I encountered this beautiful image almost 50 years ago and it still continues to be one of my favorites. Last week LA Times published an article paying tribute to recently passed away Los Angeles artist, Luchita Hurtado (1920-2020) who became wellknown only at the end of her long life. In its biennial show, Made in L.A. (2018) The Hammer Museum had a mini-retrospective of Hurtado’s works, which gave the artist overnight fame. Painter Luchita Hurtado, 97, is photographed before an installation of Of course, as they say, it is better late than never. her paintings at the Made in LA biennial at the Hammer Museum. Think about Van Gogh, who during his life had no exhibitions at all and the only painting he sold... he sold to his brother. Lucky for us, a number of Los Angeles art galleries are still open for a visit, though Artist Scott Hove standing in front of Cakeland LA in Chinatown. it has to be scheduled in advance and wearing a mask is a must. The highlight of my weekend gallery visits was the exhibition of ceramic vessels by Doyle Lane (1923-2002) Weed Pots at David Kordansky Gallery. Dozens of the smallscale ceramic vases have their unique way to tell their distinct stories through the color, glaze, and tactile surfaces. Checkout the exhibition video tour with curator Ricky Swallow (https://tinyurl.com/y6ncyaza). Crossing La Cienega Blvd to Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, I found a beautifully installed group show by nine artists with a focus on Discover more Art Matters minimalistic paintings. Very cool, very smart, and very, very sexy choices. Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com My favorites are by Mary Corse, Sarah Crowner, and by Beverly Pepper. By Russian tradition, the elaborate meal follows with a tea and dessert. Edward Goldman was art critic and So, I want to finish today’s newsletter with its plenty of ‘art meal’ with host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program serving you a slice of sweet cake. You can see this cake, you can walk which aired prime-time Tuesday through and marvel at it, you can even touch it – but no my friends, you evenings during All Things Considered cannot taste it. Though, on second thought, I have to admit that I tasted on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW plenty of it with my eyes while visiting Chinatown gallery, Cakeland LA 89.9 FM, for more than 30 years. Along where the artist Scott Hove installed his immersive dreamscape exhibition the way, he also contributed weekly The Beauty War. The beauty and the beast, the balance of light and dark art reports to the Huffington Post and forces is the message of his phantasmagorical, highly theatrical project. developed a strong digital following. Plenty of art calories to digest! Left: Installation shot of The Beauty War.

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FOODBANK OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Public Safety Power Shutoff Fact Sheet The Foodbank actively prepares for emergencies and disasters, and is ready to ensure healthy food is available to the community in case of extended Public Safety Power Shutoffs.


Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Only use generators outdoors and away from windows. Do not use a gas stove to heat your home. Do not cook indoors with propane. Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges. Check on neighbors.


• Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines • •

or using power-dependent medical devices. If safe, go to an alternate location for heat or cooling. For food safety guidelines, visit: https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/ food-safety-during-power-outage




• Has backup generators

all regularly scheduled food distributions.

at both warehouses.

– Our nonprofit partners may or may not operate regularly scheduled food distributions.

• Will establish additional food

• Keeps all trucks, including refrigerated trucks, fully fueled to transport food to distribution sites and as additional refrigerated storage if needed.

distributions as needed.

To request a replacement:

CALFRESH CalFresh recipients who lose food due to power outages (food spoils or rots) may receive replacement benefits to cover the loss of food.

• Complete, sign and turn in form CF303. • Include a short description of how your food was lost. • Include the date and time of the power shutoff.


NEW WAREHOUSE NEEDED! The Foodbank needs to buy or build a larger warehouse in Santa Barbara to best serve the community in case of large-scale disruptions to food access. Call us to find out how you can support a new Foodbank facility to keep the entire community healthy.

(805) 967-5741 • You must request the replacement within 10 days of your food going bad from loss of power. • Call your local county office. - Santa Barbara: (805) 681-4401 - Lompoc: (805) 737-7080 - Santa Maria: (805) 346-7135


(805) 699-1198 • www.FoodbankSBC.org/get-help/CalFresh


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Hoja informativa sobre corte del suministro eléctrico por motivos de seguridad pública (PSPS, por sus siglas en inglés)

El Foodbank se prepara seriamente para emergencias y desastres y está listo para asegurar que haya alimentos saludables disponibles para la comunidad en caso de que haya cortes de suministros eléctricos por motivos de seguridad pública de forma prolongoada.


Mantenga los refrigeradores y congeladores cerrados. Solo use generadores al aire libre y alejados de las ventanas. No utilice estufas de gas para calentar su hogar. No cocine en interiores con propano. Desconecte los electrodomésticos y equipos electrónicos para evitar daños por sobretensión eléctrica. Verifique que sus vecinos están bien.


• • •

Tenga planes alternativos para refrigerar los medicamentos o para los dispositivos médicos que requieren energía eléctrica. Si es seguro, diríjase a un sitio alternativo que tenga calefacción o aire acondicionado. Para directrices de seguridad alimentaria, visite: https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/ food-safety-during-power-outage




Continuara todos los repartos de alimentos programados normalmente.

– Puede ser que nuestros colaboradores sin animo de lucro no puedan continuar con los repartos de alimentos programados normalmente.

Organizara repartos de alimentos adicionales si fuera necesario.

CALFRESH Los beneficiarios de CalFresh que pierdan alimentos debido a las desconexiones eléctricas (deterioro de alimentos) pueden recibir beneficios de reemplazo para cubrir la perdida de alimentos.

Tiene generadores de reserva en sus almacenes.

Mantiene todos los camiones, incluyendo los camiones con refrigeradores llenos de gasolina para transportar los alimentos a los lugares de reparto y como refrigeradores adicionales si fuera necesario.

Para solicitar un reemplazo: • Complete, firme y entregue el formulario CF303. • Incluya una corta descripción de como se deterioraron sus alimentos. • Incluya el día y la hora de la desconexión eléctrica.


!SE NECESITA UN NUEVO ALMACÉN! El Foodbank necesita comprar o construir un almacén mas grande en Santa Barbara para poder servir a la comunidad en caso de que haya serias interrupciones al acceso de comida. Llámenos para averiguar como usted puede apoyar un nuevo almacén para mantener a toda la comunidad sana.

(805) 967-5741 • Puede solicitar un reemplazo dentro de los 10 días desde que su comida se deterioro por perdida de electricidad. • Llame a su oficina local del condado. - Santa Barbara: (805) 681-4401 - Lompoc: (805) 737-7080 - Santa Maria: (805) 346-7135




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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


LLAME 805-357-5761


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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Dine local. Farm local. Train local.

Santa Barbara | Goleta

Jane Restaurant

Santa Barbara

The Mill

Spark 45 Fitness

Taste the authentic homemade flavors of upscale California fare at family-owned Jane where every dish is made with love from scratch.

Whether sipping a glass of wine at Potek Winery or visiting the farm-to-table shops and eateries, The Mill delivers a unique California experience.

Offering boutique style Lagree fitness and indoor cycling classes, you’re sure to achieve your fitness and wellness goals in this welcoming community.






Tri-County Produce Santa Barbara

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.

A family owned, casual grab & go restaurant serving Italian-inspired soups, salads and sandwiches prepared with the highest quality ingredients.



Brother’s Restaurant at the Red Barn

Mesa Burger


Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara | Goleta

Santa Barbara

Fresh local ingredients, the region’s award-winning wines and a cozy and historic ambiance will take you back to the romance of the old west.

Craft burgers with heart and soul and it doesn’t stop there. They also serve up farm fresh salads, locally-brewed beers and hand-spun shakes. Yum!

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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