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Sculpture by Emily Mata


Westmont Virtual Art Exhibition Studio Artists Exhibit Neighborhood Clinics Pop-Up Art Exhibit

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Photo courtesy of the SY Band of Chumash Indians


CEC Gathers with Frontline and Essential Workers, Indigenous Communities to Address Local Climate Resilience


Amanda Scott, MD

In This Issue *Hospice: Coping with COVID-19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 17, 20, 27 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additonal stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Edward Goldman: Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8 - 2 9 *Foodbank of SBC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * 30




A taste is not just a taste. Richard & Amanda Payatt, Alma Rosa Winery


Richard Jarrette reviews Ted Kooser’s Red Stilts


Historic Commons Planning Community Space - at The Heart of Santa Barbara

Photo courtesy of UC Santa Barbara


The next De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Design Advisory Committee meeting will take place on September 11th

Photo courtesy of www.coppercanyonpress.org

UCLA opens New Clinic in Montecito

Photo by Mark Whitehurst / VOICE

New Clinic

De La Guerra Plaza Tania Israel talks across the aisle in her new book


VOICE Magazine cover story see page



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Commons to be Revitalized at De La Guerra Plaza


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

Photos by Mark Whitehurst / VOICE

HE SITE OF COUNTLESS OLD SPANISH DAYS CELEBRATIONS, PROTESTS, AND DAILY FOOT TRAFFIC TO AND FROM CITY HALL, De La Guerra Plaza rests at the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. In an effort to improve and maintain the plaza’s role in our community, the De La Guerra Revitalization Project has continued to meet this summer to discuss potential design concepts. The most recent updates to the project include tentative plans to install a new arcade, restrooms, kiosk, and better waste management. “This is a very important project that will revitalize our center of town, create a flexible space for individuals, groups and events, and will tie in the historically significant buildings surrounding the plaza with the beauty of the improvements,” shared Principal Project Manager Brad Hess. “It will be a space that will serve this community for generations to come.” Hess went on to explain that a key element of this project is the involvement of the De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Design Advisory Committee. Chaired by SB City Councilmember Kristen Sneddon and vice-chaired by Lesley Wiscomb, the goal of this committee is to create a concrete concept design for the plaza. Other members include City Councilmember Meagan Harmon; Historic Landmarks Commission members Michael Drury and Julio Juan Veyna; Planning Commission member Barrett Reed; Anne Petersen of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation; Sam Edelman, Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market; and Parks and Recreation Commission members Beebe Longstreet and Roger Perry. In order to keep the Santa Barbara community at the heart of all project considerations, the advisory committee ensures each proposed change meets their “five vitalities:” social, cultural, environmental, historic, and economic needs. Hess and his team also regularly follow up with local groups that will be most intimately affected by plaza changes, including Old Spanish Days, adjacent property owners, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, and the AIA Downtown Charrette Committee. “These are important lenses as there will no doubt be people who want to see something different in the design and this will give all of us the explanation as to why the concept design is what it is and the process by which we all went through to get it to where it is,” Hess added. “For now it is still a work in progress.” One of the major changes proposed under the current design concepts is the addition of an arcade entryway beside City Hall and parallel to the plaza’s historic adobe wall. The concept behind this arcade is to provide greater access to the plaza for pedestrians, as well as ensure that the adobe wall remains intact and visible. In the summertime, the arcade would also act as a backdrop to Old Spanish Days events during the annual El Mercado de la Guerra. Committee members were also assured in their last meeting, on July 31st, that the proposed arcade would not decrease booth spaces for community vendors during the mercado. In fact, it is thought that the present plans would provide a wider space for mercado attendees to enjoy and see the nightly performances during Fiesta. The committee is also considering the installation of two or three family restrooms along Storke Placita. These restrooms would act solely as day-to-day amenities, and at this time, it has been proposed they be installed with self-monitoring and selfcleaning services to improve sanitation. As usual, additional portable toilets will be brought in for special plaza events.


“The family restrooms seem to be a must, just as any of us who have had young children [know] there are areas of State Street that are very difficult — and especially now that Nordstrom’s closed, Macy’s closed — there isn’t a restroom that is accessible and easy to use,” Sneddon expressed in the July 31st meeting. Within sight of these restrooms, it has been proposed that a small, stand-alone kiosk be installed to offer plaza visitors coffee and pre-packaged food. While the precise design and placement of this kiosk is yet to be finalized, the concept is to place it within sight of State Street to attract pedestrians into the plaza space. However, due to the abundance of coffee shops and restaurants on State Street, the committee voiced that they would need to be careful any kiosk would not present undue competition for local businesses. The committee has also requested further research and information be gathered on the plaza’s waste volumes in order to better address waste management and the placement of bins. Presently, trash bins line the plaza’s scalloped wall where restaurant patios are located. Under the current project proposals, however, trash bins would be stored in either trash enclosures or in underground collection points. The precise location and style of these bins are yet to be determined. There was also brief mention of plans for the plaza to consist of pavement, but no specific designs are finalized. “At this point we don’t have design to raise the level and it’s conceptual,” said Sneddon as she addressed a question from the public on pavement levels. Hess reiterated that the plaza’s plans are still in the concept design phase and that more details will be made known as that process progresses. “This design takes time and each concept and idea that is considered has ripple effects that need to be taken into consideration as well,” Hess noted. “This Advisory Committee has been outstanding and I’m confident the outcome will be something Santa Barbara will be excited about and proud of.” The De La Guerra Revitalization Project will be funded mostly under Measure C, which provides funding to local infrastructure maintenance. A preliminary calculation projected the cost to total three million dollars, but that number will become more refined once the project completes its design concept phase. Exact plans and timelines for construction will also depend on when the project finalizes its design. “My goal is to have that process completed by second quarter of 2021 and [then] submit the plan to the City,” Hess elaborated. “From there we anticipate about a six to nine month process of review and receiving the entitlements.” The next meeting of the Committee will take place via GoToWebinar on September 11th from 8:30am to 10am. Find more info at: www.santabarbaraca.gov.


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‘Beyond Your Bubble’

UC Santa Barbara scholar’s book offers a bridge to connect across the political divide Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help.

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ERE’S A NEWSFLASH THAT WILL SURPRISE EXACTLY NO ONE: The United States is a deeply, bitterly divided nation. We see it in the news and, more viscerally, on social media. Anyone on Facebook who’s tried to “reason” with a friend or relative on the other side of the aisle will attest to this. It’s gotten bad enough that a lot of people have given up even trying Tania Israel to talk to the other side. Tania Israel says it doesn’t have to be this way. A professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, she’s the author of Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work (American Psychological Association, 2020). Israel, whose research focuses on supporting the mental health of the LGBTQ community, argues that open, honest dialogue can bridge our divisions and allow us to humanize, not demonize, people with whom we disagree. “The United States,” she told The Current, “since it was founded, has certainly had differences of opinion, but it’s been very important to the process of democracy that we can actually communicate, have civil discourse about our differences. And I actually think that the

differences we have in the United States make us stronger, and that includes diversity of thought as well as other kinds of diversity.” Beyond Your Bubble offers, in eight chapters, clear and practical lessons in how to have a constructive conversation with, for example, the uncle who posts disagreeable opinions on Facebook. To illustrate the lessons, Israel follows the interactions of two fictitious cousins, Celine and Kevin, who are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, as they work to have a constructive dialogue. “I do hear people saying that family relationships are one of the main things that motivates them to want to have dialogue,” she said. “And so I wanted to show people what dialogue would look like.” Being able to talk to people outside our sociopolitical spheres isn’t merely a matter of personal satisfaction, Israel believes, it’s important to our mental health and the state of our democracy, and the book can help. “People are distressed about political polarization,” she said. “There are studies that show that our stress Photo courtesy UC Santa Barbara

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around politics has increased as political polarization has increased. So it’s affecting our health. And so if nothing else, if we can reduce our stress around it. “And I think that the book can help to do that,” Israel continued, “because it will help to bring the other side into clearer focus and it will also help people to feel like they have the skills, and when they anticipate a conversation it won’t feel so daunting. So I think in all of those ways, it can help in terms of just that individual consequence.” The book has its roots in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Israel could see the country was divided, and started to work on ways to help people struggling with the divide. She created a diagram she jokingly titled “The Flowchart That Will Resolve All Political Conflict in Our Country,” and within six months of the election was offering two-hour interactive workshops. The response was “overwhelmingly positive.” The phrase “I’m sorry to burst your bubble” has long meant to disappoint someone with facts or to give an unpleasant reality check. Israel, however, sees getting outside our bubbles as an act of growth. As she writes in the book, “If we cannot survive outside of our bubbles, if we cannot tolerate listening to our friends and families and neighbors, if we cannot see beyond our own perspectives, if we view our fellow citizens as enemies, how can we sustain our relationships, our communities, our country?” Photo courtesy of American Psychological Association

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Thursday, September 10 at 5:30 pm – Monique Limón and Gary Michaels Candidates for California’s 19th District State Senate seat

Jueves, 10 de septiembre a las 5:30 pm – Monique Limón y Gary Michaels Candidatos para el Asiento del Senado estatal del distrito 19 de California

Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 pm – Steve Bennett and Charles Cole Candidates for California’s 37th District State Assembly seat

Jueves, 10 de septiembre a las 7:00 pm – Steve Bennett y Charles Cole Candidatos para el Asiento de la asamblea estatal del distrito 37 de California

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation provided. Forums live-streamed on Facebook @LWVSB and recorded for later viewing on YouTube at www.lwvsantabarbara.org

Se proporcionará interpretación simultánea en español. Los foros serán transmitidos en vivo por Facebook @LWVSB y serán grabados para transmitirlos en el canal de YouTube en www.lwvsantabarbara.org

TO SUBMIT A QUESTION FOR ANY OF THE CANDIDATES, email VoterService@lwvsantabarbara.org. Include the words “CANDIDATE QUESTION” in the subject line of your email.

PARA ENVIAR UNA PREGUNTA PARA CUALQUIERA DE LOS CANDIDATOS, envía un correo electrónico a VoterService@lwvsantabarbara.org. Incluye las palabras “PREGUNTA PARA EL CANDIDATO” en la línea de asunto de tu correo electrónico.

Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in October. Be sure to register by Oct. 19 to ensure that you receive your ballot! Sponsored by

League of Women Voters Education Fund The League of Women Voters takes positions on issues, but it does not endorse or oppose candidates.

Las boletas se enviarán por correo a todos los votantes registrados en octubre. Asegúrate de registrarte antes del 19 de octubre para asegurarte de que recibas tu boleta. Patrocinado por

League of Women Voters Education Fund La Liga de Mujeres Votantes toma posiciones sobre los temas, pero no apoya ni se opone a los candidatos.


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

Our Best Foot Forward By David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB


Y FRIEND AND PREDECESSOR AT HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA, Gail Rink, used to say, “we die the way we live...” I never quite understood what she meant by that, but it has become more clear during this pandemic. I now believe she meant was that when push comes to shove (ie death or...a scary pandemic) our personality traits become more crystallized and our truest selves and priorities are revealed. During our recent Hospice of Santa Barbara staff “Zoom’ meetings, many have likened the pandemic, and responses to it, to what is often experienced at the end of life. Prioritizing what is most precious to us, examining our relationship with a higher power, making peace with and journeying into the unknown, bringing in others for comfort and support, and making good use of our time. I like to think that we at Hospice of Santa Barbara are also rising to our best selves in the midst of this crisis. As we all are managing new challenges and stressors during these strange times, I wanted to share some positive news about Hospice of Santa Barbara and how we are navigating the work that we are doing for clients and our community. First, I am proud to say that there has been little to no disruption of services for our patients David Selberg, because we had already been set up for, and were CEO Hospice of SB using, tele-health services prior to COVID-19. For our individual and group counseling as well as Patient Care Services, we quickly set up tele-health for those services as well. We also expanded some of our outreach to include those who have been directly and indirectly impacted by the pandemic. We are currently supporting twelve COVID-19 PCS patients and their families and we have one incoming COVID-19 client on the bereavement side. Unfortunately, considering the current trend, our expectation is that more in this category will come in. In response to the growing need to support the greater Santa Barbara community (and beyond) with COVID-19 emotional supportive information, Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering a comprehensive resource page called Coping With COVID-19. It includes videos and articles by our Community Education staff of dedicated experts, therapists, and clergy. Topics include relevant issues about mental health we are all facing during the global pandemic. You can find information on grieving the loss of normalcy, managing panic and anxiety, cultivating resilience, and compassion, etc. We recognized early on that seniors in Santa Barbara have immediate and pressing needs, from health care and supportive services, to emotional support and “connections” as we move through this pandemic. Hospice of Santa Barbara has stepped up our outreach to seniors and their families who are either financially, emotionally, or physically compromised. Also, due to the current coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, many people in the Spanishspeaking Latino community were not getting the important information they may need for themselves and their families. For years, the Spanish-speaking community has struggled to receive timely, culturallyappropriate information related to emerging needs. In partnership with Hospice of Santa Barbara, Mi Vida, Mi Voz, a collaboration of local Latino-serving organizations, pivoted to address this critical need. With the pandemic’s disproportionate health and economic impact in the Latino community, this critical information is more relevant than ever. To learn more visit: www.mividamivoz.com. We greatly appreciate the support that we have received from the community during this time. To learn more about our work please visit www.Hospiceofsantabarbara.org Be well,

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

Nuestro Mejor Pie Adelante


Por David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB

I AMIGA Y PREDECESORA EN HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA, Gail Rink, solía decir, “morimos de la forma en que vivimos ...” Nunca entendí bien lo que quería decir con eso, pero se ha vuelto más claro durante esta pandemia. Ahora creo que lo que ella quiso decir fue que cuando llega el momento de la hora de la verdad (es decir, la muerte o ... una pandemia aterradora) nuestros rasgos de personalidad se vuelven más cristalizados y se revelan nuestras verdaderas prioridades. Durante nuestras recientes reuniones en “Zoom” del personal de Hospice of Santa Barbara, muchos han comparado la pandemia y las respuestas a ella con lo que a menudo se experimenta al final de la vida. Dar prioridad a lo que es más preciado para nosotros, examinar nuestra relación con un poder superior, hacer las paces y viajar hacia lo desconocido, recurrir a otros para consuelo y apoyo, y hacer un buen uso de nuestro tiempo. Me gusta pensar que en Hospice of Santa Barbara también estamos mejorando en medio de esta crisis. Mientras todos estamos manejando nuevos desafíos y factores de estrés durante estos tiempos extraños, quería compartir algunas noticias positivas sobre Hospice of Santa Barbara y cómo estamos navegando el trabajo que estamos haciendo para los clientes y nuestra comunidad. Primero, me enorgullece decir que ha habido poca o ninguna interrupción de los servicios para nuestros pacientes porque ya estabamos preparados para, y estábamos usando, servicios de telesalud antes de COVID-19. Para nuestra consejería individual y en grupo, así como servicios de atención al paciente (PCS, por sus siglas en inglés), también configuramos rápidamente la telesalud para esos servicios. También ampliamos parte de nuestro alcance para incluir a aquellos que han sido afectados directa e indirectamente por la pandemia. Actualmente estamos apoyando a doce pacientes PCS con COVID-19 y sus familias y tenemos un cliente con COVID-19 entrante en el lado del duelo. Desafortunadamente, considerando la tendencia actual, nuestra expectativa es que entren más en esta categoría. En respuesta a la creciente necesidad de apoyar a la gran comunidad de Santa Bárbara (y más allá) con información de apoyo emocional de COVID19, Hospice of Santa Barbara ofrece una página de recursos completa llamada “Lidiando con COVID-19.” Incluye videos y artículos de nuestro personal de Educación Comunitaria de expertos, terapeutas y clérigos dedicados. Los temas incluyen cuestiones relevantes sobre la salud mental que todos estamos enfrentando durante la pandemia mundial. Puedes encontrar información sobre el duelo por la pérdida de la normalidad, el manejo del pánico y la ansiedad, cultivando la resiliencia y la compasión, etc. Reconocimos desde el principio que las personas mayores en Santa Bárbara tienen necesidades urgentes e inmediatas, desde atención médica y servicios de apoyo, hasta apoyo emocional y “conexiones” a medida que avanzamos en esta pandemia. Hospice of Santa Barbara ha intensificado nuestro acercamiento a las personas mayores y sus familias que se encuentran comprometidas financiera, emocional o físicamente. Además, debido a la crisis económica y la pandemia actual del coronavirus, muchas personas de la comunidad latina de habla hispana no estaban recibiendo la información importante que podrían necesitar para ellos y sus familias. Durante años, la comunidad de habla hispana ha tenido problemas para recibir información oportuna y culturalmente apropiada relacionada con las necesidades emergentes. En asociación con Hospice of Santa Barbara, Mi Vida, Mi Voz, una colaboración de organizaciones locales que sirven a los latinos, pivotó para abordar esta necesidad crítica. Con el impacto desproporcionado en la salud y la economía de la pandemia en la comunidad latina, esta información crítica es más relevante que nunca. Para obtener más información, visita: www.mividamivoz.com. Agradecemos enormemente el apoyo que hemos recibido de la comunidad durante este tiempo. Para obtener más información sobre nuestro trabajo, visita www.Hospiceofsantabarbara.org Cuídate,

David Selberg

David Selberg

CEO, Hospice of SB

CEO, Hospice of SB

Keynote Speaker: Pico Iyer

We are so pleased to have Pico Iyer presenting at Heroes of Hospice this year. In his live presentation, followed by an intimate conversation, Pico Iyer will talk about what opportunities might lie hidden within this season of sadness. What might we learn from a time of uncertainty, and how can we reorient lives that may have spun out of control? How loss can sometimes lead to liberation and challenge remind us of what truly sustains us? Pico is going to lift our hearts and give us strength we all need in hard times like this.

Our Heroes A Free Virtual Event & Online Auction September 16, 2020 6:00-7:00 P.M.

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Partnership Award: Liliana Encinas & Jose Fierros Philanthropy Award: Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) Volunteer Award: Zoomers to Boomers Medical Award: Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons

To register and bid visit www.hospiceofsb.org/heroes

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Coastal Cleanup Month

Become part of the solution to ocean pollution on four Saturdays in September during Coastal Cleanup Month. This year, instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, cleanups will occur during the entire month of September, with an emphasis on each Saturday of the month. From 9am to noon on September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, Californians will prevent marine debris from entering the ocean by picking up trash in their neighborhoods and local

natural areas. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Register and read the guidelines at


Nature Photography Workshop

The Land Trust and Andreina Diaz of Eye See Santa Barbara will host a Virtual Photography Presentation, Part 1 on Wednesday, September 2nd, from 12:30 to 1:30pm. In this workshop, Diaz will present her professional tips and tricks for taking quality landscape photos in the great outdoors. Virtual Photography Critique, Part 2 will take place Wednesday, September 30th, from 12:30 to 2pm. This is a free, member-only event. To register email Jennifer Stroh at jstroh@sblandtrust.org.

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Evita que los desechos marinos ingresen al océano recogiendo basura en sus vecindarios y áreas naturales locales durante el Mes de la Limpieza Costera de septiembre. Se anima a los miembros de la comunidad a limpiar su vecindario todos los sábados de 9am a mediodía el 5, 12, 19 y 26 de septiembre. No es necesario registrarse previamente, pero se recomienda. Regístrate y lee las pautas en www.exploreecology.org/ccd

SBMA To Offers After-School Classes via Zoom

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation will be hosting their annual Gold Ribbon Campaign throughout the month of September to raise funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For more info and to donate visit https://bit.ly/31I8Gkm

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 4:30pm, beginning September 15th, students ages five to 12 will create abstracted landscapes, portraits, and dreamscapes in gouache, acrylic, watercolor, ink, and graphite during Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s After-School Classes via Zoom. Classes run through October 20th. To register ($100/$150) visit

El Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation llevará a cabo su campaña anual “Gold Ribbon” durante el mes de septiembre para recaudar fondos durante el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre el Cáncer Infantil. Para obtener más información y donar, visita https://bit.ly/31I8Gkm


Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s Gold Ribbon Campaign

Join Chaucer’s Books for a virtual talk with award-winning photographer Thomas Kelsey as he discusses his book 75 Years Later – Warbirds, Airman, & Veterans of World War II on Thursday, September 3rd at 6pm. 75 Years Later is a history lesson with facts, figures & photographs of the wartime effort brought to the forefront by survivors of World War II. For the link to the event visit

TBCF will be hosting their annual Gold Ribbon Campaign throughout the month of September to raise funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Due to COVID-19, the annual in-person Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon has been cancelled, which is a major source of funding for the nonprofit. This year, the Campaign is solely focused on raising funds and awareness for the organization and the families they serve. One of the Campaign activities will include an Online Silent Auction beginning September 25th. For more info and to donate visit:



Climate Resilience Roundtable

Virtual Heroes of Hospice

Virtual Book Talk: Thomas Kelsey

Prevent marine debris from entering the ocean by picking up trash in your neighborhoods and local natural areas during September’s Coastal Cleanup Month. Community members are encouraged to clean up their neighborhood every Saturday from 9 to Noon on September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Register and read the guidelines at www.exploreecology.org/ccd

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Virtual Safari SB TICKET

The Community Environmental Council in collaboration with other local organizations will host a free virtual roundtable conducted in Spanish with English and other language interpretation on Thursday, September 3rd from 10am to 2:30pm. The two segments, a webinar and a guided discussion, will be facilitated by Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino of Food and Water Watch. The series seeks to build collaborative, cohesive, and equitable local solutions to counter impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing climate threats. For more info see page 20. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3lsdl7j

The Heroes of Hospice luncheon will not be taking place at the Coral Casino this year, but you can still get involved, make a big difference, and have a great time! This year, Heroes of Hospice will be a free, virtual event on September 16th called Love Shines On. It will be complete with keynote speaker Pico Iyer, inspiring honorees, and an online auction. 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.

Consider a donation to help bring the highest level of personalized, compassionate care to people facing crippling grief and illness in the community. Donate by September 1st and your donation will be doubled by matching funds donated by generous Heroes of Hospice sponsors and the Living Peace Foundation—until $50,000 is raised.


“#BeKind21” Campaign

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation – with support from 165 additional partners – launched the third annual #BeKind21 Campaign. From September 1st to September 21st, the Campaign invites schools and colleges, corporate partners, non-profit partners, and all other participants to integrate kindness in their daily lives. CEC will participate in the challenge by providing a list of

21 ways to be kind to the Earth and each other by advocating, changing personal habits, and taking part in educational events that lead to action.


Bird Drawing Classes with John Muir Laws

The second series of bird drawing classes with artist John Muir Laws will take place over Zoom Webinars and Facebook Live at 12 to 1:30pm on every other Tuesday in September as follows: September 1st – How to Make Bird Drawings Come Alive; September 15th – Rotating Birds and Drawing them at all Angles; and September 29th – Drawing Raptors and other Large Birds in Flight. For relevant resources, recommended equipment and books visit https://tinyurl.com/y5bv88qn

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Cycle September Global Bike Challenge: September 1–31 Santa Barbara County is invited to join the movement to get more people on bikes during Cycle September taking place from September 1st through 31st. The Cycle September Global Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition entirely online. Cycle September is hosted by LovetoRide as one of their many bike challenge programs. Since Traffic Solutions had to cancel CycleMAYnia due to COVID-19, they want to make sure the community still gets a chance to enjoy a bike challenge—safely online! Ride anywhere, anytime in September; everyone can take part; and win prizes for riding and encouraging others. Register at http://trafficsolutions.org/CycleSeptember

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Safari Virtual Mes de la limpieza costera

Forma parte de la solución a la contaminación del océano los cuatro sábados de septiembre durante el Mes de la Limpieza Costera. Este año, en lugar de reunirse en las playas y lugares de todo el condado en un solo día, se realizarán limpiezas durante todo el mes de septiembre, con énfasis en cada sábado del mes. Desde las 9am hasta el mediodía del 5, 12, 19 y 26 de septiembre, los californianos evitarán que los desechos marinos ingresen al océano recogiendo basura en sus vecindarios y áreas naturales locales. No es necesario registrarse previamente, pero se recomienda. Regístrate y lee las pautas en www.exploreecology.org/ccd

Taller de fotografía de naturaleza

El Land Trust y Andreina Diaz de Eye See Santa Barbara presentarán una Presentación de fotografía virtual, Parte 1, el miércoles, 2 de septiembre, de 12:30 a 1:30pm. En este taller, Diaz presentará sus consejos y trucos profesionales para tomar fotografías de paisajes de calidad al aire libre. Crítica de la fotografía virtual, Parte 2 se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 12:30 a 2pm. Este es un evento gratuito solo para miembros. Para registrarte envía un correo electrónico a Jennifer Stroh a jstroh@sblandtrust.org.

una charla virtual con el galardonado fotógrafo Thomas Kelsey mientras habla de su libro 75 Years Later – Warbirds, Airman y Veterans of World War II el jueves, 3 de septiembre a las 6pm. 75 Years Later es una lección de historia con hechos, cifras y fotografías del esfuerzo en tiempos de guerra que los sobrevivientes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial pusieron en primer plano. Para el enlace al evento, visita

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Mesa Redonda de Resiliencia Climática

El Consejo Comunitario del Medio Ambiente, en colaboración con otras organizaciones locales, organizará una mesa redonda virtual y gratuita en español con interpretación en inglés y otros idiomas el jueves, 3 de septiembre de 10am a 2:30pm. Los dos segmentos, un webinar y una discusión guiada, serán facilitados por Ana Rosa RizoCentino de Food and Water Watch. La serie busca construir soluciones locales colaborativas, cohesivas y equitativas para contrarrestar los impactos del COVID-19 y las amenazas climáticas en curso. Para obtener más información, consulta la página 20. Regístrate en

Join Chaucer’s Books for a virtual talk with award-winning photographer Thomas Kelsey as he discusses his book 75 Years Later – Warbirds, Airman, & Veterans of World War II on Thursday, September 3rd at 6pm. Únete a Chaucer’s Books para una charla virtual con el galardonado fotógrafo Thomas Kelsey mientras habla de su libro 75 Years Later: Warbirds, Airman y Veterans of World War II el jueves, 3 de septiembre a las 6pm.

a 12 años crearán paisajes abstractos, retratos y paisajes oníricos en gouache, acrílico, acuarela, tinta y grafito durante las clases extraescolares del Museo de Arte de Santa Barbara a través de Zoom. Las clases se llevarán a cabo hasta el 20 de octubre. Para registrarte ($100/$150) visita



SBMA ofrecerá clases extraescolares a través de Zoom

Charla de libro virtual: Thomas Kelsey

Los martes y jueves, de 3 a 4:30pm, a partir del 15 de septiembre, los estudiantes de cinco

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Ongoing Opportunities MUSEUMS & THE ARTS SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back for new content. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering instructional videos for at-home 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 UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content. The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: The Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Find virtual art classes, live concerts, and

TBCF organizará su Campaña anual de “Gold Ribbon” durante el mes de septiembre para recaudar

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

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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fondos durante el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre el Cáncer Infantil. Debido a COVID-19, se canceló el almuerzo anual en persona de la campaña “Gold Ribbon,” que es una fuente importante de financiamiento para la organización sin fines de lucro. Este año, la Campaña se enfoca únicamente en recaudar fondos y el conocimiento de la organización y las familias a las que sirven. Una de las actividades de la campaña incluirá una subasta silenciosa en línea a partir del 25 de septiembre. Para más información y para donar visita: ly/31I8Gkm


Héroes de hospicio Virtual

El almuerzo de Héroes de hospicio no se llevará a cabo en el Coral Casino este año, pero aún puedes participar, hacer una gran diferencia y pasar un buen rato. Este año, Héroes de hospicio será un evento virtual y gratuito el 16 de septiembre llamado El amor brilla. Se completará con el orador principal Pico Iyer, inspiradores homenajeados y una subasta en línea. Considera una donación para ayudar a brindar el más alto nivel de atención personalizada y compasiva a las personas que enfrentan un dolor y una enfermedad paralizantes en la comunidad. Dona antes del 1 de septiembre y tu donación se duplicará con los fondos de contrapartida donados por los generosos patrocinadores de Héroes de hospicio y la Living Peace Foundation, hasta que se recauden $50,000. https://tinyurl.com/y4lfngyw

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

August 28, 2020

Campaña “# BeKind21”

El Consejo Comunitario del Medio Ambiente (CEC, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Fundación Born This Way de Lady Gaga, con el apoyo de 165 socios adicionales, lanzaron la tercera campaña anual #BeKind21. Del 1 al 21 de septiembre, la Campaña invita a las escuelas y universidades, socios corporativos, socios sin fines de lucro y todos los demás participantes a integrar la bondad en su vida diaria. CEC participará en el reto proporcionando una lista de 21 formas de ser amables con la Tierra y con los demás mediante la promoción, el cambio de hábitos personales y la participación en eventos educativos que conduzcan a la acción. www.CECSB.org/bekind21

Clases de dibujo de aves con John Muir Laws

La segunda serie de clases de dibujo de aves con el artista John Muir Laws se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom y Facebook en Vivo de 12 a 1:30pm todos los martes de septiembre de la siguiente manera: 1 de septiembre – Cómo hacer que los dibujos de aves cobren vida; 15 de septiembre – Rotar aves y dibujarlos en todos los ángulos; y 29 de septiembre – Dibujar aves rapaces y otras aves grandes en vuelo. Para recursos relevantes, equipo recomendados y libros, visita https://tinyurl.com/y5bv88qn

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

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

Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on the homepage at www. metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org

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

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SBIFF Family Film Fun – WALL-E: Watch WALLE, a clunky old robot, come to life, and show us what it really means to be human in this week’s Family Fun Film. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y6jryn4x

TEDxSantaBarbara’s next virtual talk in the Making Waves series will feature Accelerating the Fight Against Human Trafficking and its Root Causes with Than Baardson. The online event is free and will be broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 4pm. Register at https://tedxsantabarbara.com La próxima charla virtual de TEDxSantaBarbara en la serie “Making Waves” presentará Acelerando la lucha contra la trata de personas y sus causas fundamentales con Than Baardson. El evento en línea es gratuito y se transmitirá en vivo en Zoom y Facebook el miércoles, 2 de septiembre a las 4pm. Regístrate en https://tedxsantabarbara.com

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

LAST CHANCE –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 to watch through August 31st. Purchase tickets ($10-$50) through 10am on Sunday, August 30th at: www.CenterStageTheater.org Yoga For Strength – A Black Lives Matter fundraiser: This month’s donation-based fundraiser class in support of Black Lives Matter will be Yoga for Strength (with weights) taught by Hattie Bluestone. All proceeds will go directly to non-profit organizations that support Black communities, both locally and nationally. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3tqpq8r 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. Tickets are $25 per household and are available online at www.etcsb.org or through the ETC Box Office at 805-965-5400.

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

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

Shoe Strike for Climate Justice: 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 designed to raise awareness and to call on elected officials at all levels of government to take action. https://tinyurl.com/y3gcs984r 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. Sliding Scale starts at $15. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yycuaw7k ‘Medicare’ Virtual Presentation: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program’s (HICAP) free virtual presentations, New to Medicare, will be held Tuesday, September 1st and September 15th at 10am. To register, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-4340222, 1-805-928-5663, Seniors@kcbx.net or online at www.CentralCoastSeniors.org TEDxSantaBarbara – Than Baardson: The next virtual talk in the Making Waves series that addresses two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism, will feature Accelerating the Fight Against Human Trafficking and its Root Causes with Than Baardson. The online event is free and will be broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 4pm. Register at https://tedxsantabarbara.com

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://tinyurl.com/yxh2qz5c; 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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Director of Conservation & Research Denise Knapp will give a Natural History of the Channel Islands Lecture on Saturday, August 29th from 4 to 6pm via Zoom, offering an overview of the terrestrial ecology and natural history of these gems of the Central Coast. 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, ofreciendo una descripción general de la ecología terrestre y la historia natural de estas gemas de la Costa Central.

Life Hacks for Your College Path: On Wednesday, September 2nd, from 2 to 3pm, AHA! will present a free webinar, Life Hacks for Your College Path. Facilitator Orian Lathrop, MA, AMFT, will highligh affordable paths through college and into your dream career. Preregistration required: https://tinyurl.com/lyfehacks

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

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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.

Robert Hall At Home Sessions: The next virtual concert in the series will feature criticallyacclaimed singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook on on Wednesday, September 2nd at 5pm. Enjoy the concert live on Robert Hall Winery’s Facebook page, @roberthallwinery. Previous shows and exclusive behind the scenes artist interviews are available at www.RobertHallWinery.com/At-Home-Sessions

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 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 COVID-19 Isolation Support Group: New Beginnings is offering a free COVID-19 Isolation Support Group on Mondays from 5:30 to 7pm via Zoom. To sign up call or text 805-419-3212. https://tinyurl.com/y235zn2r

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/

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


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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

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Thank You Frontline Workers!

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

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Someone’s In The Wine Cellar

Alma Rosa’s Exciting Next Generation By Richard and Amanda Payatt Special to VOICE


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LMA ROSA WINERY WAS STARTED BY RICHARD SANFORD back in 1983. But there comes a time to move on and turn the reins over to a new generation. In 2014 the slow process of transferring the winery to Bob and Barb Zorich began. Nick de Luca slowly took over the winemaking process, and last year a rising star from far-away Bosnia became winemaker for Alma Rosa. It would be hard to describe a more unlikely winemaker than Samra Morris. (With the possible exception of Jim Clendenen.) Morris grew up in Bosnia during the terrible assault on Sarajevo. She had, she says, “About a twenty percent chance of surviving the day.” Yet, she survived, and went on to agricultural college, where she wanted to become a brew master. However, “I started working with an oenology professor, and that was the turning point,” she related. Morris graduated, moved to Napa, worked with Thomas Rivers Brown for three seasons, and then was picked to come to Alma Rosa. Richard Sanford helped her along in her first year, and now acts as an ambassador for the vineyard, and, he is very appreciative of her European approach. One of the things that stands out in Morris’s winemaking is just exactly her European approach to the balance of the wine. The 2017 El Jabali Chardonnay was grown on Sanford’s original wine estate. That estate is organically farmed and very carefully crafted. It is not the usual citrus and pineapple Chardonnay that one can get from the Central Coast. This is a delicate mix of ripe melon and yellow apple with hints of jasmine and honeysuckle. It has a soft buttery finish that lingers. The acids are Samra Morris perfectly balanced to give a beautiful complexity to the wine. She also takes the 2018 El Jabali Pinot Noir in a direction that is slightly different than the usual. Santa Rita is famed for its Pinot Noirs, and there is a wide and wonderful range of flavors to be had from the vintners. Morris pulls out a Pinot that has deep dark blackberries, black cherry jam, and then notes of both mint and hibiscus. It is rich, sophisticated, and once again, balanced in a way that I would expect from a proper French Burgundy. It is fruity and flavorful with that gentle tartness that distinguishes a good French Pinot. What Morris likes best about being at Alma Rosa is: “The vineyard. The new vines. I am growing with the wines, all together,” she enthused. Currently, Morris is doing online tastings, as the tasting room is closed due to the pandemic. They are definitely worth watching and drinking the wines discussed. And when all of this is over, run up to Buellton to taste the line-up. Then keep an eye on Morris in the future. She is certainly a winemaker worth watching. Alma Rosa, 181-C Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427 • 805.691.9395 • www.almarosawinery.com Richard and Amanda Payatt have 40+ years of publishing experience between them. With decades in the food and wine industries (both are sommeliers), they bring readers “In the Kitchen/In the Cellar” with a focus on the people that create the food and wine we enjoy.

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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 gives 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!

“Here are some of my local favorites in town that are all worth a visit.”





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!

~ With Blessings of Health ~ PatriciaBragg.com

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CADA Plans Extended Summit for Danny Community Climb participate in the challenge by going on a three or seven mile hike in their own communities. All of the money raised by Summit for Danny registrations will go toward supporting scholarships for the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Center. A part of CADA, this center provides much needed substance abuse treatment resources for teenagers and their families. Interested participants should register before October 10th at www.summitfordanny.org/register.php. Registration will also be available at the park. Adult registration is a minimum $50 donation, for children between eight and 18 registration is $25, and children under seven years old do not pay a fee. Hikers can also register as members of sponsored teams in order to be eligible for the largest team award. Upon registering, an event shirt will be mailed to each participant’s house for them to wear during their hike. Individuals then complete their hikes by October 31st, and are encouraged to take pictures during their hikes and post them on Facebook or Instagram, or email to cremak@cadasb.org to be in the running for prizes. If you are unable to hike, CADA invites you to still consider making a donation to support their programs. Learn more at www.summitfordanny.org/index.php or www.cadasb.org

Towbes Group Helping Retail Tenants Weather COVID-19

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N A TIME WHEN WE ARE SPENDING MORE TIME THAN EVER INDOORS, Santa Barbara’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will be encouraging the community to fundraise through hiking during the annual Summit for Danny Community Climb Challenge. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s event will allow participants to complete one of the two marked hikes any time between October 10th and October 31st at Elings Park. “Because of the pandemic, it is more important than ever to continue support services to our area teens — many struggling with isolation as well as dealing with uncertainty around school and parents who have lost jobs,” read CADA’s statement about the Summit for Danny event. “CADA Counselors are working around the clock to keep connected with our teen clients and their family members, helping them with their growth in sobriety through this complex time. Together we can make this year’s Summit the most successful ever!” Participants will be able to hike either a three mile or seven mile trail at Elings Park, and will be eligible to receive fun prizes, including “Best Hiker Spirit” and “Best Canine Companion.” CADA hopes that individuals beyond Santa Barbara will

Sculpture by John Fisher commissioned by CADA

Barry Cappello and Leila Noël Listed Among Best Lawyers in America


EGAL PEER REVIEW PUBLICATION Best Lawyers has included Santa Barbara attorneys Barry Cappello and Leila Noël among its 2021 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” As partners in local law firm Cappello and Noël LLP, both attorneys received this acknowledgement for their experiences in mass tort litigation and plaintiff class action representation. www.cappellonoel.com

Outside at Los Arroyos


EGIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY, The Towbes Group, is working hard to help its retail tenants meet and overcome the challenges of doing business during COVID-19. “Our commercial tenants have faced challenges that no one could have realistically prepared for,” said The Towbes Group CEO, Robert Skinner. “Because we have always been focused on doing our part to help build thriving communities, we are constantly looking for ways we can support and promote our tenants’ success. Now more than ever, we are focused on ways to help our community weather this storm.” That has included launching a “Live Life Local” campaign that encourages local residents to support and frequent their local businesses. “We want to encourage people to look for ways to help support each other. It really all starts with living local,” added Skinner. In addition to the Live Life Local campaign, The Towbes Group has facilitated the permit process for their restaurant tenants at Calle Real Center in Goleta and Shepard Place Shops in Carpinteria for parklets and has been building them free of charge. “This makes all the difference in the world,” said Tony Arroyo, owner of Los Arroyos restaurant. “Right now, outdoor dining is all we have. For The Towbes Group to build us this beautiful parklet for free is a wonderful gesture of support. They really did a beautiful job; I can’t thank them enough.” As the Live Life Local campaign unfolds, The Towbes Group will be messaging their hundreds of residential tenants and reminding them of all the local shopping and dining opportunities they have nearby. “In a way it is pretty simple,” said Traci Taitt, Towbes Vice President, Commercial Properties, “Invest in the community you want to keep. That these establishments are just moments away from where so many people live is quite a blessing. But you have to support them now, in their time of need. The payoffs in local jobs and local lifestyle cannot be overstated.” The Towbes Group, headquartered in Santa Barbara, is a real estate development and property management company with more than 60 years of experience in the Tri-County area. The Towbes Group has developed more than 6,000 residential units and 1.8 million square feet of commercial properties, primarily in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties. www.towbes.com

Barry Cappello has been included among the “Best Lawyers in America” names since 1989. A University of California, Los Angeles alumnus, Cappello founded the firm that became Cappello and Noël LLP in 1977. Currently, Cappello and Noël LLP is representing plaintiffs in class actions against Plains All American Pipeline following the 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill. Well-known Barry Cappello throughout the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles communities, Cappello is an active member of UCLA Law School’s Board of Advisors, and has consistently contributed to the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara. In the past, he has also volunteered with the San Marcos High School Mock Trial team. Leila Noël’s addition to the 2021 “Best Lawyers in America” list marks her second consecutive year of receiving this honor. An alumna of University of California, Santa Barbara and College of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Noël’s past cases include a wrongful termination case against Johnson Controls, Inc, and an 8.5 year-long case against Boeing for air Leila Noël contamination in the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. Recently, she has donated to the College of William and Mary to set up a memorial scholarship endowment. This scholarship will be distributed to law students on a need-basis, with a specific goal of offering aid to African-American students and people of color.

Scholarship Foundation of SB Receives Platinum Seal of Transparency


N A MONTH OF NOTABLE WINS, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. This award follows SFSB earning its eighth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator just weeks earlier. “The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is in select company, as few local nonprofits have received both honors,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson. “This organization has long been committed to operational excellence, and we are proud to be recognized by both GuideStar and Charity Navigator.” As one of the top information collectors for nonprofits, the platinum seal is GuideStar’s highest honor. GuideStar currently holds a profile for each tax-exempt nonprofit in America registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Accordingly, earning this seal signifies that SFSB has been acknowledged for its extreme openness when accounting for both its performance and institutional finance in comparison with other nonprofits. Founded in 1962, SFSB assists thousands of SB County students pursuing higher education each year. To date, it has distributed almost $130 million in financial aid across over 53,000 students. It holds the title of America’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships. For more information about scholarship and free financial aid advising, visit www.sbscholarship.org.


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August 28, 2020

Art for Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Pop-Up Art Show


Photos by Isaac Hernández, isaachernandez.com

ITH GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT AND A BIG HEART, ARTIST AND FILMMAKER ISAAC HERNÁNDEZ looked around at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, who have provided COVID-19 tests and sliding scale health care to our community during the pandemic, and said, “What can I do to help?” Soon, as he talked to his associates at the Abstract Art Collective, Maria Long at Neighborhood Clinics, and Edie Caldwell of Edith Caldwell a b o d e, they had organized an online and in person art exhibition to benefit SBNC. The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Pop-Up Art Show at Edith Caldwell a b o d e in Santa Barbara officially opened last Friday, and will be on view through Saturday, September 5th, Tuesday through Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. “The exhibit came together in three days!” Hernández recalled of the exhibits origin. “COVID-19 is highlighting how vital the Neighborhood Clinics are, and we wanted to bring that to the forefront, with art.” Art is available for purchase on-line and in the gallery located at 8 E De La Guerra St, in Santa Barbara, where social-distancing and other health guidelines are being observed and wearing a mask is required. Hernández discovered and became a patient of the Neighborhood Clinics recently. As a board member of the Abstract Art Collective, he had the idea of organizing a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Clinics. “Thanks to Edie Caldwell, we’re able to exhibit the art live, with social distancing. And people will also be able to visit a virtual gallery, so we’ll have the best of both worlds.” In addition to members of the Abstract Art Collective, Hernández invited artists he has known for years who are part of the Santa Barbara art scene. Each artist was allowed one piece for the exhibit. Find the on-line exhibition, which Hernández hopes to keep open for at least a month, at www.sbclinicsartshow.org.

Participating artisits: A. Michael Marzolla, Red Hat, 2017; Alan Magee, Little Fugue, 2005; Barry Hollis, Flames Of Survival; Colette Consentino, Atmosphere, 2019; Corey Daniels, White Dress, 2010; Garrett Speirs, North County, 2019; Gloria Liggett, Silvanus Deus, 2019; Isaac Hernández, Untitled, 2020; Jack N. Mohr, Ides Of July, 2004; Jo Merit, Black + Blue Over Yellow, 2019, (Sold); Joyce Wilson, Protector, 2016 (Sold); Karen Zazon, Circle Of Life, 2019; Kay Bradner, Red And Yellow Spinnakers, 2014; Laurie Macmillan, Building Blocks, 2019; Lee Anne Dollison, Cabinet Of Curiosities, 2015; Marcia Rickard, Spring: Figueroa Mountain, 2019; Marlene Struss, Souls Adrift, 2019; Mary Freericks, Crossing Borders, 2019; Mary Heebner, Anima No 10, 1999; R. Anthony Askew, Untitled, Ca 2010; Sara Yerkes, Chi I, 2019; Seyburn Zorthian, Pelican, 1999 (Sold); Thore Edgren, Gotcha #1, 2019; and Will Pierce, Storm Tide, 2019. Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics provides high-quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and dignity. Today, SBNC consists of four medical clinics, two dental clinics, an integrated care clinic, a Bridge Clinic, and health promotion services. They are a critical health safety net for Santa Barbara County and provide care to over 22,000 unduplicated patients a year, one out of ten people in our community. www.sbclinics.org

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Palminteri’s Community VOICE John Palminteri

From Classrooms to Complex Fires and Home Again

KEYS, PHONE, WALLET, MASK - Don’t leave home without them. Santa Barbara County numbers are going down because people are wearing masks, keeping a distance, washing, and want to see their friends, go to concerts, see live sporting events, attend school, and BRING DOWN COVID! (Send me your best shot!) ON THE ATTACK in Bonny Doon in the Santa Cruz hills at the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire. It’s been burning all week. 63,000 acres. Five percent containment. Over 1100 firefighters. This is going to be a LONG HAUL. About 77,000 people have been evacuated. https://keyt.com/news/fire/2020/08/22/residents-plea-for-more-resources-onthe-czu-fire-in-the-santa-cruz-hills-where-homes-are-burning-up/

HOW SOON before Santa Barbara County elementary schools have on-campus learning? Waiver requests are coming in. Many marks have to be checked. The timeline leans towards October. https://keyt.com/news/education/2020/08/25/schoolwaiver-process-underway-for-elementary-classes-on-campusespossibly-as-soon-as-october/

Inside the CZU complex fire - I learned there were several similar fires sparked by lightning. When they burn into each other they are called a complex fire. Residents want more help for fire agencies on the front line. https://keyt.com/news/fire/2020/08/22/residents-plea-for-more-resourceson-the-czu-fire-in-the-santa-cruz-hills-where-homes-are-burning-up/

FAREWELL TO FOSTERS FREEZE in Carpinteria. Final day, August 23rd, with long lines and many customers getting their final dipped cones, burgers, shakes and that retro feel from days gone by.

WEAR A MASK, GET A FLU SHOT - SANTA BARBARA COUNTY talks about the slow down of the coronavirus and the prevention of the seasonal flu. They are VERY DIFFERENT. Mass clinics for flu shots countywide set for October. FINES for mask violations on hold for now. https://keyt.com/ health/2020/08/25/fines-for-violating-mask-rules-willbe-on-hold-for-now-in-santa-barbara-county/

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Harbor VOICE

Invest In A Film

Area 51 5.1

Help bring this narrative to life!


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE


Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com

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 unrest?

Photos by Sigrid Toye

AST WEEKEND’S TOASTY SUNDAY was the perfect opportunity to head to the harbor for a front seat to view the CHRF’s (Club Handicap Racing Fleet) Fall Series. Say ...what? Fall already? You could have fooled me because there wasn’t a parking place to be found anywhere around the waterfront area. Happy weekenders escaping the heat could be seen in restaurants, on the harbor walkways, along Cabrillo Boulevard, on the beaches, and on Stearns Wharf. Well, at least that’s how it looked to me from the window of my moving vehicle – which is about as close as I got to the CHRF excitement! Not one to give up easily, I decided to divert to the Funk Zone where, after Martin Brown another desperate search for a parking spot, I got lucky! All I’m saying is that it’s good I have a small car... that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. As a lover of street art I was in the right place and, curiously, the first image I encountered certainly summed up what was going on all over town. Opportunities to take pictures of the colorful graffiti style wall paintings abounded, but… you may not believe this, as I rounded a corner I found myself right in the middle of Area 51! For those uninitiated few, Area 51 is reported to be the alleged super-secret location of America’s UFO research and the motherlode of conspiracy theories. Actually, Santa Barbara’s own Area 5.1 is a wine tasting shop adjacent to The Lark, the Funk Zone’s popular eatery. Not only did I happen upon Area 5.1, but I also found myself in a location loaded with graffiti art and a selection of fun posters artistically placed all over the walls. Other original images were on the menus, paintings of googly eyed aliens, silly posters, and Area 51 warnings - as in TOP SECRET! As I wandered around fascinated by the ambiance, the vintner and owner of Area 5.1, Martin Brown, arrived with a couple of wine glasses in hand. “Welcome to Area 5.1,” he chuckled and handed me a cool postcard imprinted with the shop’s logo. It was obvious to him that this was my first visit, so he explained that he’d actually been open for over six years to showcase his Area 5.1 wines. “Actually, I’m originally from Austria and made my way to Santa Barbara via several continents, including Europe and Africa. Wines are my passion ever since coming here to sunny California.” Available in the shop was a generous lineup of intriguing Santa Barbara County blends with appropriate names such as Conspiracy Red and Close Encounters White. In addition, Area 5.1 has a choice of two wine clubs, the Secret Six and the Majestic Twelve. Heralded on Area 5.1’s website as classified all-access passes to the most ‘out of this world’ wine clubs to enjoy top-secret blends, it was a prospect that was indeed inviting. “Just add one of these two clubs to your shopping cart and one of our resident aliens will phone home to give you all the details and discounts!” the tag line concluded. Now who could resist that kind of an invitation? As I left Area 5.1 I felt energized despite the heat of the day. Although the Funk Zone isn’t exactly the waterfront (its close!) and the lack of waterfront parking upended my original plans, I nonetheless landed in exactly the right spot! Funky and fun, I recommend you stop by there too, I guarantee it’s one terrific place with an excellent selection of wines. www.a51wine.com

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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.

Contact Laura Cooper at 805-729-4088

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Community News

UCLA Health Location Opens in Montecito


CLA HEALTH recently opened a practice on Coast Village Road in Montecito. Staffed by UCLA Health internists Dennis Hughes, MD, and Amanda Scott, MD, the clinic will begin offering specialty care services later this fall. “We are thrilled to expand UCLA Health’s model of community-based academic medicine into Santa Barbara County, starting with Montecito,” said regional medical director at UCLA Health Adam Cavallero, MD. “We look forward to offering patients access to the expansive resources within our integrated health system, which starts with primary care as the foundation of the patient’s medical home.” Both Amanda Scott and Dennis Hughes are local residents. Having completed her residency with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Scott practiced medicine for eight years in Santa Barbara County before beginning to work with UCLA Health. She earned her degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Hughes received his degree from New Amanda Scott, MD

Take the Virtual Polar Plunge!


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S WE PROGRESS THROUGH OUR RECENT HEAT WAVE, nothing sounds better than plunging into a pool, ocean, or bathtub of icy water. Yet the Special Olympics Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties have a better offer — “to be freezin’ for a reason” with their ongoing Virtual Polar Plunge. A fundraising effort with a minimum $50 donation to register, individuals of all ages will be able to partake in the challenge from now until October 17th. “The Virtual Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and anyone to support persons with intellectual disabilities by running, walking, or dancing into the chilly waters at your local beach, pool, lake, river, kiddy pool, bathtub, or any other body of water,” reads a Special Olympics Southern California statement on the Polar Plunge website. The proceeds will support ongoing and future projects of Special Olympics Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. To date, the Virtual Polar Plunge has raised $850 of its goal to raise $25,000. Participants can register as individuals or in teams. If individuals wish to offer their support without getting wet they can donate and sign up as a “Too Chicken to Plunge” participant. Individuals are then encouraged to get dressed in a fun, expressive costume, take plenty of pictures, and take the plunge. As this is a virtual challenge, all individuals should post their photos with the hashtag #SBPlunge. Photos can also be emailed to gcarbajal@sosc.org before October 5th to be featured on the Polar Plunge website and social media. Incentives will be offered to each participant in order to motivate increased fundraising. www.sosc.org/santabarbara

Applications Open for Montecito Rotary Foundation Community Grants Santa Barbara County non-profits with a vision but lack of financial support are now able to apply for The Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation’s 2020 Community Grants Program. Designed to support those who in turn support our community, grants up to $1,500 will be awarded. Applications can be accessed online at www.montecitorotary.org, and will be accepted until September 15th. A part of the Rotary Club of Montecito, The Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation was created in 1996 in order to fund local organizations’ ongoing and future projects across our community. Its Community Grants Program is an annual award process that distributes the Rotary Club of Montecito’s donated funds. It has given over $50,000 in financial support to date, with past recipients including Habitat for Humanity, Carpinteria Valley Little League, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, and more. Applicants must be part of a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and have a member of the Rotary Club of Montecito sponsoring their request. This member must also be involved on a personal basis with the applying organization. Organizations that will most directly support the Montecito area will be given special consideration, but all Santa Barbara County organizations are welcome to apply. Apply to the Community Grant Program at www.montecitorotary.org

Jersey Medical School, and completed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He has practiced medicine in California for more than 12 years. Currently, the UCLA Health Montecito location offers patients physicals, same-day sick appointments, immunizations, and care coordination for chronic conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. It plans to add specialty care services, such as cardiology, this fall. It will also add a new infusion center and hematology/oncology practice in January 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UCLA Health Montecito location is following all of the necessary health and safety guidelines, including the use of face masks, social distancing, and extra sanitation practices. They also screen all individuals before they enter the office. Patients can also use UCLA Health’s telemedicine visit resources, which will allow them to communicate with a doctor via an online portal visit or on the phone. UCLA Health Montecito is open weekdays from 8am to 6pm. After-hour and weekend times will be announced in the fall. To learn more or make an appointment, visit www.UCLAHealth.org or call 805-565-0023.

Dennis Hughes, MD

Farm Day Goes Virtual


HAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND A FALL AFTERNOON than learning about our local farmers and produce? This year, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture will be bringing local farms to living rooms with their virtual Santa Barbara County Farm Day on September 19th, and their Ventura County Farm Day on November 7th. SEEAG will also be premiering the ten minute Farm Day Features videos that will allow behind-the-scenes glimpses into Santa Barbara and Ventura County farms. “Farm Day Features will take viewers to some of the Central Coast’s largest and most interesting food producers,” said SEEAG founder and CEO Mary Maranville. “Most of us drive by their fields and orchards but never think about what goes into growing the food we eat.” SEEAG is a Santa Paula nonprofit that has been educating students on local agriculture since 2008. They accomplish this by hosting school visits to local farms, as well as hosting the Farm Days in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Originally, SEEAG planned on conducting a series of inperson, Farm Days tours in September and November. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SEEAG has had to create a new, virtual vision for their Farm Days. With the help of videographer Anthony Plascencia and narration from the Santa Barbara and Ventura County farm bureaus, Farm Day Features will allow viewers a close and personal glimpse into local farms. Each of the Farm Day Features will focus on different farms and agricultural issues facing local farmers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. SEEAG will begin releasing the films the week of September 14th on their websites www.SantaBarbaraCountyFarmDay.com and www.VenturaCountyFarmDay.com. The release of these films will culminate with the virtual Santa Barbara County Farm Day event on September 19th, which will consist of giveaways and tours streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/SEEAG.org. Similar livestreams will also happen on the November 7th virtual Ventura County Farm Day.

www.SantaBarbaraCountyFarmDay.com | www.VenturaCountyFarmDay.com

Santa Barbara Housing Conference Rescheduled to Oct. 2nd


S THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO PREVENT IN-PERSON GATHERINGS AND STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING HOUSING ISSUES, the non-profit Coastal Housing Coalition (CHC) has decided to host its Annual Santa Barbara Housing Conference virtually on October 2nd, from 8:30 to 2:30pm. Originally scheduled as an in-person event for May 1st. “The CHC board and Housing Conference committee continues to work hard on this year’s conference, which will continue with the same great programming and speakers but in a vibrant virtual format,” said Board President Olivia Marr. The 2020 virtual conference will feature a series of educational workshops, as well as respected speakers, including CalMatters columnist Daniel Walters, whose over 50 years of journalism experience has informed his knowledge of California’s political scene, who will offer the keynote address. Additional speakers will include the hosts of the podcast “Gimme Shelter,” the L.A. Times’ Liam Dillon and CalMatter’s Matt Levin. Individuals interested in registering for the virtual conference can do so on the CHC website. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. “The greater Santa Barbara community recognizes the importance of housing for the workforce and has continually Daniel Walters supported our annual Housing Conference year after year,” said Housing Conference Co-Chair Christopher Guillen. “We thank the many businesses who have already committed their sponsorship to this event, as well as our registered attendees.” Founded in 2005, CHC’s goal is addressing California’s South Coast’s housing crisis. Specifically, CHC works against the housing shortage for working individuals and families, and the subsequent economic, environmental, and civic effects. For more information about the upcoming conference, visit www.coastalhousingcoalition.org.


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EconomicVOICE Why The Housing Boom - Part II By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE / “Popular Economics”



OTAL EXISTING-HOME SALES, (www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales), completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, jumped 24.7 percent from June to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.86 million in July. The previous record monthly increase in sales was 20.7 percent in June of this year. Sales as a whole rose year-over-year, up 8.7 percent from a year ago (5.39 million in July 2019). And residential construction is almost up to the February high that had been nursed by the Fed’s push for record low interest rates that have boosted purchase and refinance mortgage applications to record volumes as well. Why the housing boom in the middle of a worldwide pandemic that is killing millions? Interest rates are at record lows, for one thing. And the recession is probably over for a certain segment of our populace. The numbers show there is also a tremendous pent up demand from the missing spring months due to the pandemic shutdown that normally boost housing sales. The conforming 30-year fixed rate is now below 3.0 percent for a one point origination fee, and jumbo conforming is just 1/8th percent higher! In fact, the best lenders are offering 2.75 percent at zero points for the 30-year conforming fixed rate. “The housing market is well past the recovery phase and is now booming with higher home sales compared to the pre-pandemic days,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “With the sizable shift in remote work, current homeowners are looking for larger homes and this will lead to a secondary level of demand even into 2021.” Reuters news reports housing starts jumped 23 percent last month versus their forecast of a three percent gain, with single-family starts up eight percent from an upward-revised June level and the

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more volatile multi-family sector spiking 58 percent. (This had to be because of rising rents due to the housing shortage.) However, overall starts remain 4.5 percent below their February level, with single-family starts down nine percent since then and multi-family starts up four percent. Singlefamily permits are up 17 percent and multi-family permits up 22 percent, a very strong sign of future construction activity. It brought the level of single-family permits to within one percent of the February total, while multi-family permits, which bounce around a lot, are up sharply from February. Construction will have to pick up even more with housing inventories at record lows. Total housing inventory at the end of July totaled 1.50 million units, down from both 2.6 percent in June and 21.1 percent from one year ago (1.90 million). Unsold inventory sits at a 3.1-month supply at the current sales pace, down from 3.9 months in June and down from the 4.2-month figure recorded in July 2019; which is way below the more normal five to six month supply. “Housing has clearly been a bright spot during the pandemic and the sharp rebound in builder confidence over the summer has led NAHB to upgrade its forecast for single-family starts, which are now projected to show only a slight decline for 2020,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Single-family construction is benefiting from low interest rates and a noticeable suburban shift in housing demand to suburbs, exurbs, and rural markets as renters and buyers seek out more affordable, lower density markets.” The median existing-home price for all housing types in July was $304,100, up 8.5 percent from July 2019 ($280,400), as prices rose in every region. July’s national price increase marks 101 straight months of year-over-year gains. For the first time ever, national median home prices breached the $300,000 level. This verifies what we are seeing in the financial markets. The recession seems to be over for the top ten percent of income earners. Many of them have gone back to work, or have white collar jobs and work from home, or don’t have to work because they are so-called ‘rentiers’ that live off their soaring asset values, as seen in the record rise in the S&P 500 index. What happens next with the inevitable surge in COVID-19 cases this fall, school openings, and the ordinary flu season, as I’ve said? Probably not much to the DOW and bonds, or even housing, when all this is over. However, the rest of the economy not driven by the top ten percent of income owners, such as actual consumer spending on staples and durable goods, is another story. Nor will corporations see the need to ‘pay it forward’ for future generations, unless we find a better way to create living wages for the other 90 percent of adult-age workers still unemployed. 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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Ted Kooser America’s Friend

A farmhouse window far back from the highway speaks to the darkness in a small, sure voice. Against this stillness, only a kettle’s whisper, and against the starry cold, one small blue ring of flame. —from Delights & Shadows (2004)



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ED KOOSER IS RETIRING AS EDITOR OF HIS COLUMN, American Life In Poetry, handing the reins to poet Kwame Dawes, his colleague at the University of Nebraska. The column will continue to publish a free poem every Monday for the more than three million readers of participating print and on-line newspapers and journals, including VOICE Magazine. Ted made the announcement in last Monday’s column and included his recent poem, Red Stilts, title poem of his new book from Copper Canyon. Kooser, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been friend and mentor to numerous local poets and for fifty years, with William Carlos Williams and William Stafford, an influence upon the entire national poetry scene toward plain spoken verse. Poet Laureate of the United States 2004-2006, he founded the column to “create a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture with a contemporary American poem, brief, enjoyable, and enlightening to readers.” Four poets in our community are represented by ten poems in the column archive— Dan Gerber, Marsha Truman Cooper, Kurt Brown, and this writer. It was a heartfelt gift to America and to our local community that Ted published Kurt Brown’s love poem to his wife, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, current Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara—the poem discovered in his files after he passed:

The Kiss

stuck to my fingers, not knowing how far I’d be able to get, and now, in what seems just a few yards down the block, I’m there.

The kiss I failed to give you. How can you forgive me? The kiss I would have spent on you is still There, within me. It will probably die there. But it will be the last of me to die. — American Life In Poetry #516

Also from the new collection, this one— Tarnish

Ted told me that when asked to accept the appointment as USA Poet Laureate, his head bowed, he sighed, and could reluctantly only say “Yes” because, “That’s what you say when such a thing is asked of you.” His first official act was to invite his friend, John Prine, to talk about poetry and songwriting. They became friends during similar cancer treatments. Their discussion, poems, and songs can be found at the Library of Congress website. Ted has a deep and embracing heart, a true, old-fashioned, romantic. Beginning in 1986, he began sending a Valentine’s Day poem on a postcard to women friends, acquaintances, and those he admired. He sent 50 that first year and by 2007 the list had grown to 2,500 including Debbie Gerber and Peg Quinn. The University of Nebraska published the collection, Valentines, in 2008 which included one extra—to his wife Kathleen. At our lunch in Garland, Nebraska, a Ted Kooser few years ago, I asked him why he stopped sending them— “Postage got to be over $1300.00. You know I never retired from my day job as an insurance underwriter.” He later told me that he hoped to live long enough to see the publication of another new book. He gets his wish at eightyone years to our utter delight— Images courtesy of www.coppercanyonpress.org

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Red Stilts Seventy years ago I made a pair of stilts from six-foot two-by-twos with blocks to stand on nailed a foot from the bottom. If I was to learn to walk on stilts I wanted them red and I had to wait almost forever for the paint to dry, laid over the arms of a saggy, ancient Adirondack chair no longer good for much but holding hoes and rakes and stakes rolled up in twine, and at last I couldn’t wait a minute longer and took the stilts in my hands and stepped between them, stepped up and stepped out, tilted far forward, clopping fast and away down the walk, a foot above my neighborhood, the summer in my hair, my new red stilts

Unrolled from a sleeve of green felt after years in a chest in the attic, the family silverware has gone ghostly with inky fingerprints of tarnish, which for years have been feeling their way forward though time in the manner that flat black paint on the back of a mirror picks its way through to the front, as if wanting to take part in whatever’s reflected, in this instance a very old woman bent alone at her table, peering down into the past in the bowl of a spoon. Ted has often risen at dawn to paint delicate watercolors of his beloved Nebraska countryside. Many friends stop to say “hello” at his favorite cafe. Dining at a local Garland restaurant, my companion and I said to several friendly greeters that we were in town visiting the poet Ted Kooser. All said, “Oh yeah, we know Ted. He’s a poet?” Of so many favorite poems, here’s one from Flying at Night (1980)— A Monday in May It rained all weekend, but today the peaked roofs are as dusty and warm as the backs of old donkeys tied in the sun. So much alike are our houses, our lives. Under every eave— leaf, cobweb, and feather; and for each front yard one sentimental maple, who after a shower has passed, weeps into her shadow for hours. It’s a snap to subscribe to American Life In Poetry on-line, no charge, an instant archive of eight-hundred five American poems, and growing—a new poem emailed every Monday. Richard Jarrette is author of Beso the Donkey (2010), A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (2015), The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (2017), The Pond (2019), Strange Antlers (2021), editor, with Red Pine, Dreaming of Fallen Blossoms—Tune Poems of Su Dong Po, Yun Wang, Translator (2019).


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CEC Gathers with Frontline and Essential Workers, Indigenous Communities to Address Local Climate Resilience


COMMUNITY GATHERING FOCUSED ON Stories of Resilience from the Frontlines of Climate Change / Historias de resiliencia desde las primeras líneas del cambio climático will take place online on Thursday, September 3rd from 10am to 2:30pm. A collaboration between The Community Environmental Council and Central Coast Climate Justice Network, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Environmental Office, the Climate Resilience Roundtable will be conducted in Spanish with English and other language interpretation and will have two segments: a webinar from 10 to 11:30am, followed by a guided discussion with break out rooms from 1 to 2:30pm. Both will be facilitated by Ana Rosa RizoCentino of Food and Water Watch. The roundtable is free, but those interested in attending must register in advance (https://tinyurl.com/y3lsdl7j). The event is particularly intended for:

• Active listeners in positions of power, influence, and decision making wanting to deepen understanding of climate impacts on vulnerable populations and be open to their resilience solutions.

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El Consejo Comunitario del Medio Ambiente convoca a trabajadores esenciales de primera línea, a comunidades indígenas para afrontar la resiliencia climática


NA REUNIÓN COMUNITARIA CENTRADA EN Historias de resiliencia desde las primeras líneas del cambio climático tendrá lugar de forma virtual el jueves, 3 de septiembre de 10am a 2:30pm. Una colaboración entre El Consejo Comunitario del Medio Ambiente y la Red de Justicia Climática de la Costa Central, la Organización del Proyecto Comunitario Mixteco/ Indígena (MICOP, por sus siglas en inglés), y la Alianza Unida por una Economía Sustentable (CAUSE, por sus siglas en inglés), y la Oficina del Medio Ambiente de la Banda Tribal de Indios Chumash de Santa Ynez, la mesa redonda sobre la resiliencia climática se realizará en español con interpretación al inglés y otros idiomas y tendrá dos segmentos: un webinario de 10 a 11:30am, seguido por una discusión guiada con grupos pequeños de 1 a 2:30pm. Ambos serán facilitados por Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino de Food and Water Watch. La mesa redonda es gratuita, pero los que esten interesados en asistir deben registrarse por adelantado (https://tinyurl.com/y3lsdl7j). El evento está especialmente destinado para: • Oyentes activos con puestos de poder, influencia, y toma de decisiones dispuestos a profundizar su entendimiento de cómo la crisis climática impacta a poblaciones vulnerables, y que estén dispuestos a aceptar sus historias como recomendaciones expertas para la planificación comunitaria y climática.

• Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and frontline community members seeking greater empowerment and agency to share their stories and solutions as experts at responding to crisis.

• Personas negros, indígenas, y de color y miembros comunitarios en primera linea buscando mayor empoderamiento y agencia para compartir sus historias y soluciones, como expertos respondiendo a la crisis.

• Anyone interested in learning about how climate and health disasters are impacting frontline and essential workers, indigenous culture and marginalized people.

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The first portionwill feature frontline, essential workers, and indigenous community members sharing lived experiences in their native language that illustrate links between climate change, health, racial justice, and indigenous knowledge. Their stories will deepen understanding of the compounding impacts of climate change and other vulnerabilities on these populations; lift up what resilience looks like for different groups; and inform what is needed for a more cohesive and equitable community-led response to ongoing climate and health threats. Immediately after the webinar, local community leaders, roundtable participants, and advocates in our region invested in just climate resilience efforts are invited to attend the virtual roundtable discussion from 1 to 2:30pm. To ensure quality discussions and the ability to facilitate meaningful dialogue, the second portion of the event is limited to a smaller group of people. “We wanted to center this event on the stories of community members who live with social, economic, and environmental impacts everyday,” said Genevieve Flores-Haro, Associate Director of MICOP. Noting that these community members practice resilience every day in response to climate change impacts and historical social justice issues, she stated, “Their solutions are not always acknowledged or recognized in climate and resilience planning, but our community members are the experts that planners and decision makers should be listening to and learning from.” “Climate change and global health crises increase the vulnerability for communities of color, indigeneous culture, and frontline and marginalized families and workers,” pointed out Jennifer Hernández, CEC Energy and Climate Program Assistant. “When compounded by systemic social and economic inequities and racial injustice, these populations are disproportionately affected when disasters hit.” This roundtable is the second of a two part virtual climate resilience roundtable event on vulnerable populations — and is part of a larger series organized by CEC that focuses on framing a community vision for climate resilience and adaptation for Santa Barbara County with an eye toward building community consensus on regional solutions. The Santa Barbara Foundation, a series sponsor, provided a grant from the Community Disaster Relief Fund. “We recognize that building community resilience in advance of disasters will help us be better prepared and recover faster as we face compounded threats of climate change and global health crises,” noted Rubayi Estes, Vice President, Programs at the Santa Barbara Foundation. “Now is the time to come together and rigorously prepare for now and the future.” Many leaders are attending all six parts of the series, helping to inform overarching strategies for developing climate resilience. Recordings and information shared at previous events are available on the CEC Climate Resilience Roundtable website. The Climate Resilience Roundtable steering committee includes: Mimi Audelo, Rachel Couch, Aeron Arlin Genet, Genevieve Flores-Haro, Jennifer Hernandez, Iris Kelly, Sharyn Main, Lucia Marquez, Monique Myers, Abe Powell, Teresa Romero, Michelle Sevilla, Christopher Ragland, Ashley Watkins, Sigrid Wright, and Lucas Zucker. Funding support for the roundtable series comes from the Santa Barbara Foundation, James S. Bower Foundation, Santa Barbara County Sustainability Division, California Coastal Conservancy, and Sea Forward Fund. In-kind support is provided by Legacy Works (the event facilitators) and Direct Relief (where the first two roundtables were held). To learn more about CEC’s Climate Resilience Roundtable work, visit www.cecsb.org/crr

• Cualquier persona interesada en aprender como desastres climáticos y de salud están impactando a trabajadores esenciales y en primera línea, la cultura indígena, y a gente marginalizada.

La primera parte contará con trabajadores esenciales, en primera línea y de la comunidad indígena compartiendo sus experiencias vividas en su lengua nativa y ayudarán a hacer conexión entre el cambio climático, la salud, la justicia, y el conocimiento indígena. Sus historias lograran: profundizar el entendimiento de impactos en suma del cambio climático y otras vulnerabilidades de estas poblaciones; resaltar lo que significa y cómo se presenta la resiliencia para grupos diferentes; y informar lo que se requiere para una respuesta más cohesiva y equitativa, guiada por la comunidad para abordar amenazas de clima y salud pública en curso. Inmediatamente después del webinario, se les invita a líderes locales de la comunidad, participantes de la mesa redonda, y defensores de nuestra región que están interesados en esfuerzos de la resiliencia climática a acudir a la discusión virtual de la mesa redonda de 1 a 2:30pm. Para asegurar la calidad de las discusiones y la capacidad de facilitar diálogo significante, la segunda parte del evento se limita a un grupo más pequeño de personas. “Queríamos enfocar este evento en las historias de miembros comunitarios que viven con los impactos sociales, económicos, y medioambientales cada día,” dijo Genevieve Flores-Haro, Directora Asociada de MICOP. Observando que estos miembros de la comunidad practican la resiliencia todos los días en respuesta a los impactos de cambio climático y los asuntos de justicia social, ella declaró, “Sus soluciones no siempre se reconocen en la planificación del clima y resiliencia, pero nuestros miembros comunitarios son planificadores expertos y quienes toman decisiones deben estar escuchando y aprendiendo de ellos.” “El cambio climático y las crisis de salud globales aumentan la vulnerabilidad de comunidades de color, la cultura indígena y de familias y trabajadores marginalizadas en primera linea,” señaló Jennifer Hernández, Asistente de Programas de Energía y Clima. “Cuando se suman con desigualdades sistémicas sociales y económicas y la injusticia racial, estas poblaciones son desproporcionadamente afectadas cuando ocurren los desastres.” Esta mesa redonda es la segunda de una mesa redonda virtual de dos partes sobre resiliencia climática sobre poblaciones vulnerables – y es parte de una serie más grande organizada por el CEC que se enfoca en elaborar una visión comunitaria para la resiliencia climática y la adaptación para el Condado de Santa Bárbara con enfoque a la creación de un consenso comunitario para soluciones regionales. La Fundación de Santa Bárbara, patrocinador de la serie, proporcionó una subvención del Fondo Comunitario de Ayuda para Desastres. “Reconocemos que desarrollar la resiliencia comunitaria antes de los desastres nos ayudará a estar mejor preparados y recuperarnos más rápidamente mientras afrontamos amenazas de cambio climático junto con crisis de salud globales,” dijo Rubayi Estes, Vicepresidenta de Programas de la Fundación de Santa Bárbara. “Ahora es el momento de unirnos y prepararnos de manera rigurosa para el futuro.” Muchos líderes acudirán a la serie de seis partes, ayudando a informar las estrategias generales para desarrollar resiliencia climática. Las grabaciones e información que se compartieron en eventos anteriores están disponibles en el sitio web de la Mesa Redonda de la Resiliencia Climática del CEC. El comité directivo de la mesa redonda de resiliencia climática incluye a Mimi Audelo, Rachel Couch, Aeron Arlin Genet, Genevieve Flores-Haro, Jennifer Hernandez, Iris Kelly, Sharyn Main, Lucia Marquez, Monique Myers, Abe Powell, Teresa Romero, Michelle Sevilla, Christopher Ragland, Ashley Watkins, Sigrid Wright, y Lucas Zucker. Apoyo financiero para la serie de la mesa redonda viene de la Fundación de Santa Bárbara, la Fundación James S. Bower, la División de Sostenibilidad del Condado de Santa Bárbara, la Conservación Costal de California, y el Fondo Sea Forward. Apoyo en especie es proporcionado por Legacy Works (los facilitadores del evento) y Direct Relief (donde se realizaron las dos primeras mesas redondas). Para aprender mas del trabajo de la Mesa Redonda de la Resiliencia Climática del CEC, visita www.cecsb.org/crr

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SB Studio Artists Celebrate Local Talent with Labor Day Exhibition By Daisy Scott / VOICE


N AIR OF EXCITEMENT AND DISCOVERY WILL FILL THE FUNK ZONE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND as Santa Barbara Studio Artists unveil an exhibition at GraySpace Gallery. Held in place of the organization’s annual Open Studio Artist tours, this exhibition will offer the community the chance to explore the talent and range of local artists, as well as support the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. “We’re just so happy that though our studios have been closed to do the tour... At least we have an opportunity this year to still bring what we do to our Santa Barbara audience,” said Ruth Ellen Hoag, the owner of GraySpace Gallery and a founding member of SBSA. To best celebrate and recognize our community’s wide array of artists and styles, the exhibition will have no theme. Rather, the gallery will be filled with the sculpture and paintings of 32 local artists, with styles including landscapes, figurative, surrealist, and abstract works. In this way, the exhibition will speak to SBSA’s goal to simultaneously support local artists while increasing community awareness of their work. It truly will be a sample of the vibrant, dedicated Santa Barbara art scene. “These represent what each artist does in their own business,” Hoag remarked about the works to be displayed. “We try to keep it diverse so it’s not just one thing, but we do have everything.” In accordance with SBSA’s belief in giving back to our community, the exhibition will also donate a portion of its profits to support the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. This fundraising will be

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ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Outside In: The Architecture of Swith and Williams; Undergraduate Art Exhibition 2020; Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House; 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Field Day; IVYP Kinder Art Exhibit; Solstice: Faces; Irresistible Delights: Recent Gifts to the Art Collection; Hostile Terrain 94; Common Bonds: Artists and Architects on Community; Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform; Lucille Lloyd: A Life in Murals; The Schoolhouse and The Bus; UCSB Campus Architecture: Design and Social Change; and Westmore: Making Faces for Film • 805-893-2951 • WALKING WITH ISHTAR www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700. LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Thurs-Sun 12-4 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195. LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed/COVID-19 • Free virtual art classes • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org. MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Gradeur ~ Oct 11 • www.artlacuna.com • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5pm • 805-962-5588.

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Westmont Graduate Exhibition 2020: Adjacent

Perseverence, Grit, and Togetherness: 12 Seniors Meld Concepts of Identity, Relationships, and Faith In the Face of Change


By Michelle Tahan / VOICE

Photos courtesy of Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

HO ARE YOU? What matters? More importantly, how do you express that to others? A group of twelve talented students at Westmont grapple with these questions as they unravel their innermost feelings, emotions, and perspectives while adapting to a changing environment. Investigating concepts like solitude and togetherness, rejection and separation, and internal and external viewpoints of self, this unique group of graduating seniors put together a visually and emotionally stimulating end-of-year exhibition, Adjacent. For the first time, the Senior Graduate Exhibition at Westmont will be showcased virtually at www.westmont.edu/museum/adjacent, with in-person viewing open to artists and family. “We’re living in a different time in our world and in our country that affects the visibility of artwork and the way in which people encounter and engage with the art work,” noted Megan Sterling, Associate Professor of Art and professor of the senior seminar capstone class at Westmont. “I think that engagement with artwork by a viewer is always related to what’s happening in the viewer’s personal life.” The end-of-year exhibition is a culmination of a year long capstone class, where students learn how to build a body of work and connect it to a conceptual idea. The students came up with the theme and title. Alyssa Beccue designed the poster image, which contains 12 swatches of color, a way to represent each of the artists and allow viewers to guess who’s body of work belongs to who. Chris Rupp, Instructor of Art and Collections Manager of Westmont Museum of Art, installed the exhibition and created a beautiful connection and flow between all the pieces. While largely figurative, the exhibition includes a diverse range of media including painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media collage, and video. “Part of my goal in teaching the class is to create a sense of community among the students where you really get to know one another and trust one another, to share honest feedback and critique over the years. That’s a large part of the class, just creating

Here Below, Restores my Soul, Ever Shall Be, oil on panel by Alyssa Beccue

a sense of community and then being able to be really vulnerable with your peers as you’re making art work and receive feedback, which is so vital to the creative process,” Sterling explained. The process of working alongside each other, inspiring, encouraging, and critiquing one another’s work shines through the work in Adjacent. Each Mission Viejo, CA, Azusa, CA, Montecito, CA, Tacoma, WA, Seattle, WA, oil on birch panel by Ashley Walker of the artist’s works reflects a sense of raw emotion and vulnerability. Students shared their innermost reflections of how their personal experiences surrounding faith, values, and relationships gave meaning to each of their pieces. Alyssa Beccue’s dedicated her project, Interrupted, to the senior class. She shared that her pieces reflect her deeply personal experience with faith and Jesus as she navigated dealing with chronic pain. “Our physical, tangible bodies will be resurrected and healed: a restored body that will last forever,” Beccue related in an email interview. Ashley Walker’s Azusa, CA, investigates both her internal and external relationship of two worlds - her Budding: Self-Portrait, Blossoming: Portrait of my Mother, Blooming: Portrait of my Grandmother, oil on Panel by Jordan Marshall Christian identity and her love for nature. “I hope that this inspires intimacy between the sky and the viewer, to the face of adversity, uncertainty, and anxiety, there is faith, love, see not only the majesty of the created world given to us by God, and life. The senior class of art students at Westmont persevered but also that it is our responsibility to steward this earth well for through 2020 by exploring these ideas and conversations, and future generations,” she stated. more importantly by sharing their love for art together. Other artwork reflected a love for flowers and the ability Adjacent includes artwork by Alyssa Beccue, Julianna Carl, to communicate through them. Using Victorian Floriography, Amanda Colacchia, Audrey De Haan, Jessica Galvan, Olivia an age-old system that designates specific meanings to flowers, Kinkelaar, Jordan Marshall, Emily Mata, Noah Terrill, CaraJordan Marshall’s body of work reflects memories growing up Celeste Vannortwick, Emma Wade, and Ashley Walker. with her mother and grandmother. She explained, “Each holds a variety of emotions, such as grief, hope, and love, exploring the range of experiences and characteristics that have crafted a family history.” Emily Mata’s sculpture project takes on the difficult question of what it means to be a woman and her attempt to discover the answer. She worked with images and forms that speak to gender expectations. “I ended up drawing connections between all sorts of things: industry, family, body image– the list goes on. Ultimately, my pieces in the show are an exploration of how I’ve seen femininity manifest in my own life and in the lives of others,” she shared. Though a virtual exhibition could never replace the experience of a physical show, Adjacent offers an opportunity for the senior graduating art class to conclude their year together by analyzing some of the underlying questions, ideas, and conversations that exist in the world. In the midst of Family, Beloved Fiction, Creator, Whose Blood? Whose Tear?, Window, chaos, challenges, and pain, there is light, hope, and beauty. In mixed Media by Emily Mata

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

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed/COVID-19 • Online exhibits: Highlights of the Permanent Collection ~ Ongoing • Small-Format American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • In the Meanwhile...Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art • Fall After-School Classes via Zoom • https://tickets.sbma. net/ • Studio Sundays via Zoom • www. sbma.net/events/videolibrary/studiosundays • Online resources: www.sbma.net/learn/athome • www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgz_EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364.

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Online workshops • Outdoor areas open to members w/ RSVP • Wed - Sun 10-2 • www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711. SILO 118: LOVE ART? HATE COVID-19? • www.silo118.com. SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322.


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

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

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-688-7889. UCSB LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478.

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: Adjacent: Westmont Graduate Exhibition 2020 • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum. WILDLING MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky • 1511 B Mission Drive, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org.


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Top photo courtesy Shulamit Nazarian gallery. Bottom photo by Edward Goldman

Art Matters


Cool Art v. Hot Weather By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

Photos by Edward Goldman

Photos courtesy M+B Gallery

Photo by Edward Goldman

Photo Courtesy M+B gallery

Courtesy of the US Postal Service. ArtNet.

OR THE LAST FEW WEEKS, the US Postal Service was in the news because of its budgetary shortfall, slowdowns in delivery times, and particularly because of the heated debate about mail-in ballots for upcoming elections. And all of a sudden US Postal Service delivers good news, and not just any news... but great art news! According to Patrick Mendonca, senior director of the USPS, “The Postal Service takes tremendous pride in its stamp program, which celebrates the very best of American life, history, and culture.” (2017) So now, going to the Post Office, we have a chance to buy a new series of stamps, with images of works by the late JapaneseRuth Asawa stamps. ©2020 U.S. Postal American artist Ruth Asawa, famous for her suspended wire sculptures. Service. All rights reserved. ArtNet published an article reminding us of other art-inspired stamps produced by USPS in the past decades. Checkout the article (https://tinyurl.com/y3ngex5j), and you will be amused and probably, like me, even inspired by it. Not too many museums would be lucky to have on their walls art of Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly and Jackson Pollock... But the US Postal Service is lucky to ‘have’ and share with us their art. Last Saturday, by sheer coincidence I visited a group exhibition, Transition at Launch LA just fifteen minutes before its official opening. This juried Top: Annie Lapin, Event, 2020 Oil and acrylic on exhibition presents works by Southern California artists “whose practices linen. Shulamit Nazarian gallery. engage with change through process, concept, culture, chance...” The variety Bottom: Fay Ray, Guardian, 2020, Stone and and diversity of chosen artworks reflects the multi-cultural background of the steel. Shulamit Nazarian gallery. participating artists. Walking through the exhibition made me feel like I was seeing the mosaic-like portrait of who we are, and where we are going to in this difficult time. The exhibition runs through September 5th. Visiting nearby Shulamit Nazarian Gallery I Frida Kahlo, Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko learned that its group exhibition Hold On Tight, was stamps. at its final day. Even before entering the gallery, my attention was grabbed by the dramatically chained stone sculpture by LA artist Fay Ray laying on the pavement outside of the gallery. Inside Installation view of Arghavan Khosravi: Presence of Others at M+B, 2020. the gallery, among the paintings and sculptures on display, I was particularly taken by the semi-abstract landscape paintings by Annie Lapin. Seeing them from a distance and then coming close, was like seeing Act 1 and Act 2 in a theater production, with a complex set design. In the same day I caught another exhibition in its final hours. This time it was solo exhibition by Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi at M+B gallery. Using trompe-l’oeil, shaped canvases and Iranian textiles Khosravi’s artworks reflect on the culture and Installation shot of group exhibition Transition at Launch LA. politics of her native country. With her remarkable technique that combines traditional Persian motifs, Khosravi addresses “women’s experience of living in a controlled society.” A few weeks ago, I spoke about the exhibition by Israeli born, NY based artist, Nir Hod (b. 1970) at Kohn Gallery. Then I had spoken about my experience seeing only his virtual exhibition. But now, over the weekend, I had the chance to see the actual exhibition of this internationally shown artist. Hod’s Left: Arghavan Khosravi, large-scale, abstract compositions have a particular Eye Witness, 2019. Acrylic on canvas and velvet textile way to engage a viewer, who finds his or her reflection mounted on shaped wood in the mysteriously mirrored surface of the painting. Left: Pam Douglas, Caught, 2019, charcoal, twine on raw linen and burlaps panels, leather cord. Now looking at his seductive and dreamlike works Right: Deborah McAfee, Fractured, 2019, fabric and thread. Right: Arghavan Khosravi, in person, I was able to understand what Hod means Transition at Launch LA After a Long Day, 2019. when he says: “By telling the truth through beauty, Acrylic, cement and graphite you get away with many things.” on found textile stretched You definitely don’t want to miss this exhibition that runs over wood panel. through September 2nd, but be sure to make an appointment. Discover more Art Matters

Photo Courtesy Kohn Gallery

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

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Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com

Installation shot of Nir Hod’s exhibition The Life Left Behind at Kohn Gallery.

Installation shot of Nir Hod’s exhibition The Life Left Behind at Kohn Gallery.

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Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Will Move to New Facility at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital OTTAGE HEALTH PLANS TO MOVE ITS COTTAGE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital campus on South Patterson Avenue in order to create a new and expanded rehabilitation center. CRH treats individuals with brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and stroke-related disorders, musculoskeletal dysfunction, chronic pain, and other neurological and complex orthopedic conditions. Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties for over 60 years, CRH is the Central Coast’s premier provider of medical rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, recreational therapy services, and specialized rehabilitation nursing. The hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Brain Injury Specialty Programs, Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs, and Stroke Specialty Programs. “Our goal is to create an outstanding new CRH to serve our community into the future. Our patient-centered rehabilitation hospital will continue to provide the best clinical services and amenities to include inpatient and outpatient services and a new aquatic center. There will be more space to bring in future technologies and programs,” said Arie Dejong, Vice President of Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, CRH & Therapy Services. “Final design work, approvals and construction will take approximately four years, with a target move in by the end of 2023.” The new location will accommodate 30 patients in all private inpatient rooms. Next to the inpatient unit will be two separate gym spaces and outdoor patios. Enhancements will feature builtin patient lifts and ancillary services such as imaging, lab, pharmacy, and dietary to offer patient room service. CRH’s outpatient services will be relocated in a larger space directly adjacent to the existing outpatient therapy at GVCH to create a contiguous therapy space with greater capacity. A new, stateof-the-art aquatic center will offer therapy programs. “Moving to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital campus will offer CRH additional clinical services onsite to support patient needs, such as the Emergency Medicine, Imaging, Pharmacy, Wound Care and Surgical Services,” said Dr. Sharon Basham, Medical Director of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital. “Also, the restorative garden, patios and open spaces around the campus will provide an improved healing environment.”

Rendering of the Gym facility

Philanthropic support will be an important element of the new CRH project. Fundraising plans include opportunities to recognize and honor leading donors whose contributions advance Cottage’s rehabilitation capabilities. Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital will continue to provide its current patient care programs, including its 24-hour emergency department, surgical services, Center for Orthopedics, and RidleyTree Center for Wound Management. The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. www.cottagehealth.org

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open September 2nd


HE GROCERY BUSINESS IN SANTA BARBARA IS LOOKING UP AS AREA RESIDENTS ANTICIPATE the opening of the Santa Barbara Sprouts Farmers Market at 29 S. Milpas Street on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7am. The new store will expand local access to fresh and healthy groceries, and will be open daily from 7am to 10pm. To celebrate the new location, every shopper on opening day will receive a free reusable shopping bag with purchase. Local customers can also enter to win a $500 Sprouts gift card by visiting the new store’s page at www.sprouts.com/santabarbara. Mark Osborne, a 15 year veteran in the grocery business, will serve as Santa Barbara Store Manager. The new store is located at 29 S. Milpas Street. Osborne discovered his love for the grocery industry hunger and the company’s environmental footprint. when he began his career. Now he’s excited to share his In line with Sprouts’ focus on health, the grocer is closely experience and passion with the Santa Barbara community. On following CDC and local health authority guidelines related to his days off, he enjoys adventures with his wife, daughter, and COVID-19, and regularly providing store team members with four dogs. Sprouts has a long history of fostering goodness and inspiring the latest safety guidance. In addition to regular food safety and cleaning procedures, Sprouts has invested additional labor growth across California. The Sprouts Healthy Communities hours into stores to allow for more frequent cleaning, Foundation has partnered with Foodbank of Santa paying close attention to high-touch areas such as Barbara County since 2017 to support its Kid’s service counters, restrooms, carts, and checkout Farmer’s Market and Healthy School Pantry lanes. Stores are also implementing steps to programs, which reduce food insecurity promote social distancing and have installed in high-poverty areas of the county. The plexiglass barriers at registers to add protection Foundation’s support recently helped the for team members and customers. Foodbank aid locals amid the pandemic True to its farm-stand heritage, Sprouts with more than 7.6 million pounds of fresh offers a unique grocery experience featuring produce and groceries distributed to 177,000 an open layout with fresh produce at the heart in-need residents across Santa Barbara. Read of the store. Sprouts inspires wellness naturally more about how the Foundation’s partnership with a carefully curated assortment of better-forwith the Foodbank helps families and children in you products paired with purpose-driven people. need at: https://about.sprouts.com/picnic-in-the-park- Mark Osborne, brings-free-meals-to-kids-across-santa-barbara/. SB Store Manager The healthy grocer continues to bring the latest in wholesome, innovative products made with lifestyleAs part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” friendly ingredients such as organic, plant-based, and gluten-free. the Santa Barbara store will donate unsold and edible groceries to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County through the grocer’s Food Headquartered in Phoenix, and one of the fastest growing retailers Rescue program. In 2019, Sprouts stores and distribution centers in the country, Sprouts employs more than 35,000 team members and operates more than 350 stores in 23 states nationwide. To learn donated 27 million pounds of product, equivalent to 23 million more about Sprouts, and the good it brings communities, visit meals. Food that is not fit for donation is provided to local cattle www.sprouts.com farms and composting facilities. Sprouts’ evolving “zero waste” initiatives help minimize food waste while reducing the impact of

SB Public Health Recommends Residents Check Air Quality


HIS PAST WEEK, as California fires burned across the state, Santa Barbara’s air quality plummeted. In order to promote public health, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD) encourages all county residents to regularly check their local air quality conditions by visiting

ourair.org/todays-airquality/ or fire.airnow.gov.

The SBCPHD encourages residents to stay up-to-date on their local air qualities, as conditions change quickly and the amount of harmful smoke and particles varies region to region. They recommend that all individuals be wary about how much time they spend outdoors while air qualities are low, with pregnant women, older individuals, children, and those affected by heart or lung disease taking extra precaution. If it is apparent smoke is present, stay indoors and close windows and doors. The SBCPHD also recommends residents using a store-bought or homemade air purifier to clean the air inside their homes. More information about air purifiers and how to lessen indoor air pollution can be found by visiting the link www.ourair. org/062320-news/. While cloth face masks are required for almost every activity and business these days, it is important to note that masks designed to protect against COVID-19 will not protect against air pollution. And while N-95 masks do protect individuals from smoke and other harmful air particles, they are scarce and necessary tools for frontline workers. Given this, SBCPHD encourages residents to stay indoors rather than use N-95s when smoke is present. To stay updated with SBCPHD announcements and information, visit www.countyofsb.org/phd/.

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A Risky Climate Investment

Researchers find that using forests to offset carbon emissions will require a better understanding of the risks


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IVEN THE TREMENDOUS ABILITY OF FORESTS TO ABSORB CARBON DIOXIDE from the atmosphere, some governments want to plant forests to offset greenhouse gas emissions — a sort of climate investment. But if a forest goes bust, researchers say, much of that stored carbon could go up in smoke. UC Santa Barbara terrestrial scientist Anna Trugman and her colleagues realized that we can’t simply deploy forests in the fight against climate change. “We found that there is a real need to better understand how much risk forests face due to climate-change driven mortality factors like fire, insect outbreaks, and drought,” Trugman said, “before we can ensure how appropriate forest carbon storage projects are to meet ambitious aims for mitigating climate change.” Last year, Trugman and her colleagues William Anderegg and Grayson Badgley, at University of Utah, organized a workshop to assemble some of the foremost experts on climate change risks to forests. The diverse group represented various disciplines: law, economics, science, and public policy, among others. “This was designed to bring some of the people who had thought about this the most together and to start talking and come up with a roadmap,” Anderegg said. Part of that roadmap is a study now published in the journal Science, which calls attention to the risks forests face from myriad consequences of rising global temperatures, including fire, drought, insect damage, and human Anna Trugman disturbance. It is a call to action to bridge the divide between the data and models produced by scientists and the actions taken by policymakers. Forests absorb a significant amount of the carbon dioxide that’s emitted into the atmosphere — just under a third, Anderegg said. “And this sponge for CO2 is incredibly valuable to us.” Because of this, governments in many countries are looking to forest-based natural climate solutions that include preventing deforestation, managing natural forests, and reforesting degraded lands. Forests could present some of the more cost-effective climate mitigation strategies, with benefits for biodiversity, conservation, and local communities. But built into this approach is the idea that forests are able to store carbon relatively permanently, on time scales of 50 to 100 years, or longer. “However, events like droughts, fires, and insect attacks can release the carbon stored in trees back into the atmosphere,” Trugman remarked, “reversing the effect of the forest as a carbon sponge.” Forests have long been vulnerable to all of these factors, yet able to recover from them when they are episodic or come one at a time. Unfortunately, the risks connected with climate change, including drought and fire, increase over time. Simultaneous or consecutive threats leave forests insufficient time to recover, and can kill the trees, release the carbon, and undermine the entire premise of forest-based natural climate solutions. This is particularly relevant to policies in California. “The state has a forest carbon offset program,” Trugman noted, “and, as many residents know, California is extremely prone to forest loss through fire, insect attack, and drought.” What’s more, the increased loss of forest cover due to climate change is not currently factored into the state’s program. Scientists have also discovered that not all trees or locations are equal in terms of their effect on climate change. For instance, trees planted at high latitudes tend to have a net warming effect on the planet. “At higher latitudes, the dark tree color actually increases the amount of energy the Earth absorbs from the sun,” Trugman said, “which outweighs the effects of the CO2 they pull out of the atmosphere.” Compounding these challenges is the fact that forests take decades to centuries to grow, far too long to wait as climate change bears down upon our world. Bottom line: Forest carbon offsets must be incorporated into a diverse portfolio of climate change solutions. “It’s just too risky to count on forests alone as our carbon reservoir,” Trugman said. Trugman and her colleagues encouraged scientists to be more attentive to assessing forest climate risks and to share the best of their data and predictive models with policymakers. Only this, they said, will enable climate strategies that include forests to have the greatest long-term impacts. For example, the cutting-edge climate risk models that scientists employ currently aren’t widely used outside of academia. As a result, policy decisions can rely on science that Forests have been decimated by fires and bark beetles in may be decades old. northern New Mexico.

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Forest ecosystems in northern New Mexico that have suffered significant mortality due to fire, drought and insects over the past decade.

“Without good science to tell us what those risks are,” Anderegg said, “we’re flying blind and not making the best policy decisions. “There are at least two key things you can do with this information,” he added. The first is to optimize investment in forests and minimize risks. “Science can guide and inform where we ought to be investing to achieve different climate aims and avoid risks.” The second is to mitigate risks through forest management. “If we’re worried about fire as a major risk in a certain area, we can start to think about what are the management tools that make a forest more resilient to that disturbance,” he said. “We view this paper as an urgent call to both policymakers and the scientific community to study this more, and to improve in sharing tools and information across different groups.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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Moving Bits, Not Watts


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The main roadblock

Curtailment comes into play when renewable energy sources generate more electricity than is required to meet demand. Modern power grids balance energy supply and demand in realtime, every minute of every day. Extra electricity would overwhelm them, so it needs to be either stored, sold off or curtailed. This occurs because reliable energy sources — like fossil fuel and nuclear power plants — are critical to grid stability, as well as meeting nighttime demand. These facilities have to operate above a minimum capacity, since shutting down and restarting them is both costly and inefficient. This sets a minimum for electricity from conventional power sources, and if renewables continue to generate more power, then the extra energy is effectively useless. California is a case study in the challenges of variable renewable electricity and the problem of curtailment. Presumably the state could sell its surplus electricity to neighbors. Unfortunately, many power grids are encountering the same problem, and the transmission network has limited capacity. As a result, the state has resorted to selling excess electricity at a negative price, essentially paying other states to take the energy. There are two other solutions for dealing with excess electricity aside from simply curtailing energy generation, Suh explained. Energy can be stored in batteries and even hydroelectric reservoirs. That said, batteries are incredibly expensive, and hydropower storage is only suitable for certain locations. The other option is to use the extra electricity to generate things of value that can be used later. “Whatever we produce will have to be stored and transported to where it’s needed,” Suh pointed out. “And this can be very expensive. “But,” he added, “transporting data and information is very cheap because we can use fiber optics to transmit the data literally at the speed of light.” As the authors wrote in the study, the idea behind data load migration is “moving bits, not watts.” An innovative idea The task ahead of the authors was clear. “The question we were trying to answer was can we process data using excess electricity?” Suh said. “If we can, then it’s probably the cheapest solution for transporting the product or service made using excess electricity.” Currently, Northern Virginia hosts most of the nation’s data centers. Unlike California’s grid, CAISO, the grid Northern

Virginia sits on, PJM, relies heavily on coal-fired power plants, “the dirtiest electricity that we can ever imagine,” in Suh’s words. Suh, Zheng and Chien propose that workloads from the PJM region could be sent to centers out west whenever California has excess electricity. The jobs can be accomplished using electricity that otherwise would have been curtailed or sold for a loss, and then the processed data can be sent wherever the service is needed. Data centers usually have average server usage rates below 50 percent, Zheng explained, meaning there is plenty of idle capacity ready to be tapped. This plan is not only environmentally sound; it represents significant savings for the companies using these services. “This approach could potentially save the data center operators tens of millions of dollars,” said lead author Zheng. Since the electricity would otherwise have been useless, its cost to the company is essentially zero. The authors analyzed historical curtailment data of CAISO from 2015 through 2019. They found that load migration could have absorbed up to 62 percent of CAISO’s curtailed electricity capacity in 2019. That’s nearly 600,000 megawatt-hours of previously wasted energy — roughly as much electricity as 100,000 Californian households consume in a year. At the same time, the strategy could have reduced the equivalent of up to 240,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2019 using only existing data center capacity in California. “That is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 600 million miles of driving using average passenger vehicles,” Suh said. And, rather than costing money, each ton of CO2 emissions averted by switching power grids would actually provide around $240 in savings due to decreased spending on electricity.

Minimum operating capacities set a limit (black line) on how low conventional power sources can dip (orange) before renewable energy starts generating excess electricity (red).

Untapped potential These findings were within what the authors expected to see. It was the ramifications that amazed them. “What surprised me was why we were not doing this before,” Suh said. “This seems very straightforward: There’s excess electricity, and electricity is a valuable thing, and information is very cheap to transmit from one location to another. So why are we not doing this?” Suh suspects it may be because data center operators are less inclined to cooperate with each other under current market pressures. Despite the environmental and financial benefits, these companies may be reluctant to outsource data processing to a facility run by a different firm. In fact, the data center industry is somewhat of a black box. “It was very challenging for us to get detailed information on the power usage A data center glows blue with the light of thousands of servers. characteristics and energy consumption data from the industry,” said Zheng. processing and renewable electricity capacity are both growing Harnessing the potential of curtailed renewable rapidly. Researchers predict that the datasphere will expand more energy will require fluid coordination between the data center operators. Shifting the system may require changing the incentives than fivefold from 2018 to 2025. As a result, there is a lot of room for data centers to absorb additional processing needs using excess currently at work. This could take the form of new regulations, renewable energy in the future. a price on carbon emissions or collaborations between rival companies. This paper offers only a conservative estimate of the “Two different things need to happen in parallel,” Suh said. financial and environmental benefits of data load migration, Suh “One is from the private sector: They need to cooperate and come acknowledged. “As we increase the data center capacity, I think up with the technological and managerial solutions to enable that the ability for a data center to be used as a de facto battery is this. And from the government side, they need to think about the actually increasing as well,” he said. policy changes and incentives that can enable this type of change “If we can think ahead and be prepared, I think that a more quickly.” substantial portion of the curtailment problem can be addressed A widespread price on carbon emissions could provide the in a very cost-effective way by piggybacking on the growth of data necessary nudge. California already has a carbon price, and Suh centers.” believes that, as additional states follow suit, it will become more economically attractive for companies to start using the strategies Printed with permission of UCSB Office of laid out in this study. Public Affairs and Communications And these strategies have huge growth potential. Data Photo Credit: Festus/ Wikimedia


By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

HE PHRASE “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING” may sound like a contradiction, but it encapsulates one of the key hurdles preventing the expansion of renewable energy generation. Too much of a service or commodity makes it harder for companies to sell them, so they curtail production. Usually that works out fine: The market reaches equilibrium and economists are happy. But external factors are bottlenecking renewable electricity despite the widespread desire to increase its capacity. UC Santa Barbara’s Sangwon Suh is all too familiar with this issue. The professor of industrial ecology has focused on it and related challenges for at least the past two years at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. “Curtailment is the biggest problem of renewable energy we are facing,” said Suh, who noted it will only escalate as renewable energy capacity increases. Now Suh, along with Bren doctoral student Jiajia Zheng, and Andrew Chien at the University of Chicago, have Sangwon Suh presented an innovative proposal to address this issue by routing workloads between data centers in different regions. The concept, published in the journal Joule, is cheap, efficient, and requires minimal new infrastructure. Yet it could reduce thousands of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, all while saving companies money and encouraging the expansion of renewable energy. Jiajia Zheng

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A bold proposal tackles one of the greatest barriers to more renewable energy.

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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

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


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





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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

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


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

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

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

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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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