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Friday, August 7, 2020

Oil Trucks

SB City Council joins County conversation on oil truck plan


Painting by Brian MacLaren (detail)


SB Art Works launches Adventures in Quarantine




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Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 14, 17, 19, 20 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 COVID-19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, (digital 28-30) Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additonal stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com Edward Goldman: Art Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Los Presidentes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 COVID-19 Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-30

Local Luminary Beverley Jackson passed away August 5th




Drive-In Movies with: UCSB Arts & Lectures


SB Permaculture Network 14

Cover Photo by Priscilla, SantaBarbaraSeen.com

Of Note

In This Issue

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Alaska Air will be flying direct to San Diego out of SBA

COVID-19 accounting misses 28 deaths in Santa Barbara County


It’s Fiesta Week ~ ¡Viva! VOICE Magazine’s Fiesta coverage pages 12, 13, 16, 17, 27


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August 7, 2020

Dine local. Farm local. Train local.

Jane Restaurant

Santa Barbara | Goleta

The Mill

Santa Barbara

Spark 45 Fitness

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

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

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






Tri-County Produce Santa Barbara

6 locations from Santa Ynez to Montecito

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

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



Brother’s Restaurant at the Red Barn

Mesa Burger


Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara | Goleta

Santa Barbara

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

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

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





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• #6 Berkshire Hathaway Agent in the Nation • Wall Street Journal “Top 100” Agents Nationwide (out of over 1.3 million) • Graduate of UCLA School of Law and former attorney (with training in Real Estate law, contracts, estate planning, and tax law) • Dedicated and highly trained full-time support staff • An expert in the luxury home market

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Stunning single level 4 bed/4.5 bath architectural Montecito estate in A+ location, convenient to the fine dining and shopping of both Upper and Lower Villages. Gallery-width hallways, an abundance of wall space, and amazing lighting provide wonderful opportunities to display art and collections. Extensively re-built in 2007, this elegant home features top quality materials and artisan craftsmanship throughout. The home flows effortlessly between indoor and outdoor living with multiple loggias and terraces. The primary bedroom suite enjoys dual walk-in closets, garden views, and a bathroom worth of AD. The chef’s kitchen is a dream, with stainless steel appliances, double ovens, dishwashers, wine fridges and dual warming ovens. The Four Seasons inspired guest house will impress even discriminating guests. Gated and private, the gardens feature majestic oaks, mature hedges, wonderful fruit trees and an inviting pool and spa.

OFFERED AT $6,400,000 © 2020 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHHS and the BHHS symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information. CalDRE#: 00976141


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Rick Garcia

Craig Nelson

Council Says No To Trucking Oil


By Mark M. Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

DVOCATING AGAINST OIL TRUCKING IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a resolution opposing a plan to allow the reopening of offshore oil drilling and the trucking of oil on a massive scale by a vote of 6-0 and one abstention at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 5th. “Our community has been harmed by oil accidents and spills… outright disasters in recent and historic times,” commented Mayor Cathy Murillo, cosponsor of the resolution with council member Eric Friedman. In the works for months, Exxon/Mobil has submitted a plan to Santa Barbara County Supervisors to restart offshore oil production by trucking the oil to processing plants. Transportation and production of oil has ceased since the broken pipeline, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, caused an oil spill on the Gaviota coastline in 2015. The plan calls for up to 70 trucks a day to move oil from West Goleta to Santa Maria and a Kern County processing plant. The trucks would travel up Hwy 101 and route 166. “This resolution is consistent with Santa Barbara history going back 50 years to the 1969 oil spill,” stated council member Friedman. The recent release of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report is a precursor for public hearings by county supervisors. According to the report: “The Project would initiate the phased restart of the existing Exxon/ Mobil Santa Ynez Unit (SYU) facilities by trucking limited crude oil production to receiver sites in Santa Maria and Maricopa, as a temporary solution to transport crude oil to a refinery destination until a pipeline alternative becomes available. Trucking would occur seven days per week, 24-hours per day, with no more than 70 trucks leaving the Las Flores Canyon (LFC) facility within a 24-hours period to one or both of the two receiver sites.” Public comments ran in favor of the council resolution with an emphasis on environmental concerns. Those opposed were proponents of jobs and tax revenues from the oil industry. “Unfortunately this plan is being couched as a service to the community versus environmental concerns while discounting the danger,” commented council member Mike Jordan. “We are trying to protect an entire coastline from a company that has zero history for taking responsibility.” A public hearing on the matter will take place at the county courthouse on September 2nd and in Santa Maria on September 9th. The Environmental Impact Report can be found at:

Ray Hunter

Camille Dellar

Ralph Waterhouse

Thomas Van Stein

Derek Harrison

Ann Sanders

Eric Slayton


Ganna Walska Lotusland Names Rebecca Anderson Executive Director


HIS MONTH REBECCA ANDERSON will assume the position of Ganna Walska Lotusland’s Executive Director. A familiar face around Santa Barbara, Anderson acted as the botanic garden’s Director of Development for four years before assuming the position of interim director in December 2019. As Executive Director, she will oversee Lotusland’s staff of 30 and hundreds of volunteers, expand conservation efforts, and maintain and develop the gardens. Anderson earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University, and has worked with various non-profits for the past 20 years. Her past positions include Director of Advancement of Midland School and Director of Development for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. www.lotusland.org

Wyllis Heaton

Small Paintingsof SantaBarbara

Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State Street & Figueroa Santa Barbara, California 93101 805-962-8885


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• #6 Berkshire Hathaway Agent in the Nation • Wall Street Journal “Top 100” Agents Nationwide (out of over 1.3 million) • Graduate of UCLA School of Law and former attorney (with training in Real Estate law, contracts, estate planning, and tax law) • Dedicated and highly trained full-time support staff • An expert in the luxury home market

REMEMBER, IT COSTS NO MORE TO WORK WITH THE BEST (BUT IT CAN COST YOU PLENTY IF YOU DON’T) Visit: www.DanEncell.com for market information & to search the entire MLS


Dan Encell “The Real Estate Guy” Phone: (805) 565-4896 Email: danencell@aol.com DRE #00976141



2271 WHITNEY AVENUE• SUMMERLAND Located prominently on top of a picturesque hill in Summerland, with expansive ocean/island views from nearly every room, this stylish Cape Cod home is the retreat you have been looking for to make every day feel like summer. Upon entering the home you are greeted with high ceilings, large windows and a bright and fresh aesthetic. The living room boasts a stylish fireplace, where you can enjoy the comfort of your couch while appreciating the ocean/island view. Opening to a large wrap around deck, the living room and kitchen make indoor/ outdoor living effortless. High-quality finishes combine with delightful taste – the kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances for cooking a great feast or whipping up your favorite family dinner. Wake up every day with a view over the Pacific from the Master Suite. With its towering ceilings, spacious en suite bathroom and picturesque balcony, the Master Suite is a peaceful and comfortable haven. A Summerland retreat is not complete without charming outdoor seating areas, plentiful fruit trees and delectable vegetable gardens - 2271 Whitney has all these attributes and sits on one of the largest parcels in Summerland, creating an idyllic home.

OFFERED AT $1,995,000

© 2020 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHHS and the BHHS symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information. CalDRE#: 00976141


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August 7, 2020

Community News Compiled by Daisy Scott / VOICE

United Boys and Girls Clubs Reopens Canon Perdido Location to ensure the club followed health and safety protocols. Currently, the club has 39 enrolled members, which falls within the new social-distancing and health standards. As each member arrives in the mornings, their temperature is taken by a staff member, and their parent or guardian must answer a CDC health questionnaire about the child’s health. Members must also wash their hands before entering the club and wear a face mask the entirety of each day’s program. To comply with social-distancing protocols, Club Directors then lead smaller groups of ten participants through the day’s activities. Members are also offered breakfast and lunch, and have their temperature taken again as they leave the club. For now, the Canon Perdido location is

the only UBGC club running summer programs, and scholarship opportunities are limited. The reopening of future clubs will be contingent on UBGC’s ability to meet the necessary operation costs. According to CEO Michael Baker, it would cost UBGC $1.5 million to reopen all of their clubs and meet capacity under the new health guidelines between now and December 31st. However, due to the pandemic, UBGC’s traditional fundraising events have not been possible, so each reopening decision will be made on a case-by-case financial basis.

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HE SOUND OF CHILDREN’S VOICES RETURNED TO THE UNITED BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY (UBGC) when they reopened their Canon Perdido club with new safety guidelines in place. It’s the only local UBGC location hosting in-person activities for students amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We have amazing and dedicated staff who are ready and waiting to give our members a chance for a little ‘normal’ in their lives,” said Tony Vallejo, the UBGC Board President. “Our people are amazing, and the proof of that is the smiling faces you can see all over the clubs.” Before their July 6th reopening, staff members completed two weeks of training

More information about UBGC and their ongoing virtual and in-person programs can be accessed at www.unitedbg.org. Club Member Vivian, ready for breakfast!

F Police Response to Felony Activity Weekly Updates

DURING THE WEEK of Monday to Sunday (July 20th through 26th, 2020) the Santa Barbara Police Department received 1,031 calls for service from the community resulting in over 305 total written reports and 69 filed felony reports (including multiple robberies, assaults with a deadly weapon, burglary, domestic battery, elder abuse, reckless evading-vehicle pursuit, forgery/fraud, and motor vehicle theft). Of the 69 felony reports, 22 were cleared with arrests and seven were referred to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The other felony reports will be reviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division. DURING THE WEEK of Monday to Sunday (July 27th through August 2nd, 2020) the Santa Barbara Police Department received 1,040 calls for service from the community resulting in over 262 total written reports and 61 filed felony reports (including multiple assaults with a deadly weapon, robbery, burglary, aggravated domestic battery, terrorist threats, forgery/ fraud, and motor vehicle theft). Of the 61 felony reports, 18 were cleared with arrests and eight were referred to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The other felony reports will be reviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division. www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/police/default.asp

EATURING FUN ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS to visit within Santa Barbara and the surrounding 300 miles, Deborah Williams launched a new website this past week titled, “50 Great Public Lands Destinations — Santa Barbara and Beyond.” “Exploring our public lands is so rewarding,” said Williams, a University of California, Santa Barbara lecturer. “We are the owners of our public parks, beaches, forests and open spaces. Enjoying these extraordinary areas is very important to our physical and mental health, our sense of community, and our happiness.” Upon visiting the website at Deborah Williams www.50greatpubliclanddestinations.org, users are presented with the options to search for adventure opportunities based on what activities interest them and its distance from the UCSB campus. Each search provides users with pictures of the location, how to access it, and the best time of year to visit. In addition, the website explains how individuals can help protect public lands, and notes that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some activities may not be currently available. “Especially now, being outdoors during the pandemic — while social distancing and engaging in other safe practices — is a great way to stay fit, connected, and proactive,” Williams noted. Williams’ passion for public lands has inspired her for years, having previously worked as an attorney for the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She currently serves the Santa Barbara community as an active member of the Community Environmental Council’s Partnership Council, and as a Commissioner on the Goleta Parks and Recreation Commission. At UCSB, Williams lectures within the Environmental Studies Department, specializing in Public Lands. It was her experiences teaching students unfamiliar with the public lands in and around the Santa Barbara area that motivated her to create this website. “I wanted to create a resource for my students and other students; for newcomers to the Santa Barbara area; for visitors; for health care professionals; for parents; and even for people who have lived here for years,” Williams explained.

Photo courtesy www.50greatpubliclanddestinations.org

Website Featuring Santa Barbara’s Public Lands Launched

To explore the website, visit www.50greatpubliclanddestinations.org

Scholarship Foundation of SB Earns Four Stars From Charity Navigator


OU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND A SANTA BARBARA STUDENT who has not heard of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara (SFSB). Each year, thousands of local students apply to their scholarship opportunities, receive financial advice, and are guided through the process of filling out state and federal forms by SFSB staff. To honor this consistent dedication to our community, the non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded SFSB the highest rating they offer — four stars. “Attaining a four-star rating verifies that the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher. 2020 marks the eighth consecutive year Charity Navigator has awarded SFSB with four stars. As the largest evaluator of United States charities and non-profits, Charity Navigator bases their ratings by reviewing ethical practices, openness, governance, and financial health. They have awarded eight consecutive four star ratings to only five percent of organizations. In total, this year’s award will be the 17th four star rating SFSB has received. “Since its founding, the Scholarship Foundation has rigorously adhered to the highest standards regarding fiscal responsibility and accountability,” responded Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson. “We are pleased to receive recognition for our efforts in these important areas, and thank Charity Navigator for this honor.”

Founded in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has distributed more than $123 million to over 50,000 Santa Barbara County students. It has offered free counseling on financial aid matters since 1975, and is considered to be the United State’s largest community-based college scholarship provider. www.sbscholarship.org


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Virtual Safari SB TICKET

2040 Film Premier at the Drive-In

Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network on Monday, August 10th at 7:30pm at the West Wind Drive In for the premiere of the Australian film 2040. Award winning filmmaker Damon Gameau takes us on an inspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we embraced the best solutions that exist today. Damon deeply contemplates the effects of climate change over the next 20 years and how it will impact the planet and his daughter’s future. Watch in your car, or bring chairs to sit beside your car. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per car. No advance tickets, pay at the kiosk upon arrival.


AHA! Spanish Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Certification Webinar

Join AHA! for a free Spanish Language Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Certification webinar on Wednesday, August 12th from 6 to

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

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

Register ($15-$20) at


SBMNH’s Nature Nook

A Reimagined Fiesta... Pg 12 & 13 Una Fiesta reinventada... Pg 12 & 13

7:15pm via Zoom! This monthly workshop series teaches important and essential skills that will improve your relationships and well-being. This month’s theme is Social Awareness. Pre-registration is required by August 10th. Register at


Ask Me Anything: Photographer Nell Campbell

A free-form online Q&A with Santa Barbara’s art & culture figures with stories to tell continues with Photographer Nell Campbell on Thursday, August 13th, at 4pm. Interviews take place live on Facebook Live— anyone can ask questions and participate in real time via the comments. (A Facebook account is not necessary to watch the video.) Questions can also be submitted beforehand via Facebook and Instagram feeds, or by e-mailing hello@sbcaw.org. Watch at

While the Sea Center remains closed, 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. New activities include Wet Wednesday, Things You Otter Know Thursday, and Shark Sunday. Naturalist Presentations include Feathered Friday (Aug 7th), Fossil Friday (Aug 14th), Freaky Friday (Aug 21st), and Naturally Surprising Saturday. Check out the web calendar to plan your next August visit at www.sbnature.org/visit/calendar

SB Zoo Extended Summer Hours

Part of the Redlands Bowl online summer series, State Street Ballet’s

Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network on Monday, August 10th at 7:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In for the premiere of the Australian film 2040. Watch in your car, or bring chairs to sit beside your car. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per car. No advance tickets, pay at the kiosk upon arrival. Únete a la Red de Permacultura de Santa Bárbara el lunes, 10 de agosto a las 7:30pm en West Wind Drive-In para el estreno de la película australiana 2040. Disfrútala en tu automóvil o trae sillas para sentarte al lado de tu automóvil. La entrada cuesta $10 por persona o $20 por automóvil. No se venden boletos anticipados, paga en el quiosco a la llegada.

5663, Seniors@kcbx.net or online at www.CentralCoastSeniors.org.

artistic director Rodney Gustafson retells William Shakespeare’s poignant classic with stylistic verve as Romeo and Juliet explores the human spirit at its deepest levels on Friday, August 14th at 8pm. To access the online performance visit

Join the Discussion: Women’s voices in politics

On Wednesday, August 12th at 10am, League of Women Voters of the US (LWVUS) Chief Executive Officer Virginia Kase will sit down with LWVUS President Deborah Turner for a one-hour discussion on what lies ahead for democracy in America, and how all women can be active participants. This conversation will be streamed live on LWVUS’ Facebook page and will include a live question and answer portion to provide an opportunity for viewers across the country to pose questions through social media. To watch visit


The Zoo’s hours of operation have been extended from 10am to 7pm with early entry for Zoo Members starting at 9am. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase, as well as Zoo Train rides and giraffe feedings. While not all animals will be visible during these extended hours, this is a chance to enjoy the Zoo like never before. Online reservations are still required. Reserve your spot at www.sbzoo.org

State Street Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

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‘Understanding Medicare’ Virtual Presentation

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) are sponsoring free virtual presentations for people interested in better understanding Medicare benefits. The Understanding Medicare presentations will be held Wednesday, August 12th at 1pm and Tuesday, August 25th at 10am. The New to Medicare presentation will be held Tuesday, August 18th at 6pm. To register, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-


PFLAG Virtual Reunion - En Español

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Self-Care for Entrepreneurs Summer 2020 Movies:

August 7: Trumbo (2015) Dir: Jay Roach; Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook (book); Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren. 2hr 4 min.

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

Webinar presented by Dr. Leslie Kasanoff, Health Coach & Consultant on Tuesday, August 11th from 4 to 5:30pm via Zoom. Dr. Kasanoff will address the relationship between self-care and true health, giving concrete ways to put yourself and your health first in a way that is practical, time-saving, and succinct so you can continue to serve others while enhancing your own health.

Visit the SB Museum of Natural History’s new Nature Nook when Sea Center interpreters and volunteers bring a little bit of the Sea Center to the Museum’s campus with Wet Wednesday, Things You Otter Know Thursday, Shark Sunday, and more. Check the schedule to plan your next August visit at www.sbnature.org/visit/calendar Visita el nuevo Nature Nook del Museo de Historia Natural SB cuando los intérpretes y voluntarios del Sea Center traigan un poco del Sea Center al campus del museo con días temáticos como “Wet Wednesday,” “Things You Otter Know Thursday,” “Shark Sunday” y más. Consulta el calendario web para planear tu próxima visita de agosto en www.sbnature.org/visit/calendar

During moments of crisis and stress, receiving support is more important than ever for the LGBTQ+ community. PFLAG invites you to join their new virtual reunion support group for Spanishspeaking community members. The meeting will take place via Zoom on Thursday, August 13th at 7pm. This group will take place in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3gydmpw

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

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Estreno de 2040 en el autocine

Deborah Turner On Wednesday, August 12th at 10am, League of Women Voters of the US (LWVUS) Chief Executive Officer Virginia Kase will sit down with LWVUS President Deborah Turner for a onehour discussion on what lies ahead for democracy in America, and how all women can be active participants. Via Facebok Live. To watch visit https://tinyurl.com/yhdpy9w El miércoles, 12 de agosto a las 10 am, la directora ejecutiva de la Liga de Mujeres Votantes de los EE. UU. (LWVUS, por sus siglas en inglés), Virginia Kase, se sentará con la presidenta de LWVUS, Deborah Turner, para una discusión de una hora sobre lo que le espera a la democracia en Estados Unidos y cómo todas las mujeres pueden ser participantes activas. A través de Facebook en vivo. Para ver la discusión visita https://tinyurl.com/yhdpy9w Debido a las precauciones de COVID-19, las cancelaciones de eventos son fluidas en este momento. Informate con los organizadores del evento para confirmar que el evento aún se está llevando a cabo.


Ongoing Opportunities

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Virginia Kase

Únete a la Red de Permacultura de Santa Bárbara el lunes, 10 de agosto a las 7:30pm en West Wind Drive-In para el estreno de la película australiana 2040. El galardonado cineasta Damon Gameau nos lleva en un viaje inspirador para descubrir cómo sería el futuro si adoptamos las mejores soluciones que existen en la actualidad. Damon contempla profundamente los efectos del cambio climático en los próximos 20 años y cómo impactará el planeta y el futuro de su hija. Disfruta la película en tu automóvil o trae sillas para sentarte al lado de tu automóvil. La entrada cuesta $10 por persona o $20 por automóvil. No se venden boletos anticipados, paga en el quiosco a la llegada. www.sbpermaculture.org

AHA! Seminario web en español de Certificación de Aprendizaje SocioEmocional (SEL)

Acompaña a AHA! para un seminario web en español gratuito para certificación del Aprendizaje Socio-Emocional (SEL) el miércoles, 12 de agosto de 6 a 7:15pm por medio de Zoom! Esta serie de talleres mensuales enseña habilidades importantes y esenciales para mejorar tus relaciones y bienestar. El tema de este mes es la Conciencia Social. Se requiere preinscripción antes del 10 de agosto. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/ahataller3

Pregúntame lo que sea: Fotógrafa Nell Campbell

El jueves, 13 de agosto a las 4pm, continúa una sesión de

UCSB Arts & Lectures: Stay connected with UCSB Arts & Lectures through digital arts and cultural content. Join their email list at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu to receive new content, clips from the A&L


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

preguntas y respuestas en línea de forma gratuita con las figuras de arte y cultura de Santa Bárbara con historias que contar. La sesión de este mes presentará a la fotógrafa Nell Cambell. Las entrevistas se realizan en vivo en Facebook Live— cualquiera puede hacer preguntas y participar en tiempo real a través de los comentarios. (Una cuenta de Facebook no es necesaria para ver el video). Las preguntas también se pueden enviar de antemano a través de Facebook e Instagram, o por correo electrónico a hello@sbcaw.org. Mira en www.facebook.com/sbcaw/live

Autocuidado para emprendedores

Un Seminario web presentado por la Dra. Leslie Kasanoff, Coach de Salud y Consultora el martes, 11 de agosto de 4 a 5:30pm a través de Zoom. La Dra. Kasanoff abordará la relación entre el autocuidado y la verdadera salud, brindando formas concretas de ponerte a ti mismo y a tu salud en primer lugar de una manera práctica, que ahorre tiempo y sea concisa para que puedas seguir sirviendo a los demás mientras mejoras tu propia salud. Regístrate ($15-$20) en https://tinyurl.com/y64od9g8

Nuevo “Nature Nook” del Museo de Historia Natural de SB

Mientras que el Sea Center permanece cerrado, los intérpretes y voluntarios del Sea Center traerán un poco del Sea Center al campus del Museo de Historia Natural de SB con el nuevo “Nature Nook,” que ofrece atractivas actividades del Museo y Sea Center. Las nuevas actividades

archive, and a curated selection of arts and ideas, all accessible online. The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: Throughout the duration of the center’s closure, the Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Visit their webpage to find virtual art classes, live concerts, and music streams, art activities for all ages, virtual galleries and museums, and more. https://carpinteriaartscenter.org MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: Programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. Follow social media accounts @moxisb to stay up to date or check out other videos at www.moxi.org/athome

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits... Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019

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

incluyen días temáticos como “Wet Wednesday,” “Things You Otter Know Thursday,” y “Shark Sunday.” Las presentaciones naturalistas incluyen el Viernes emplumado (7 de agosto), el Viernes de fósiles (14 de agosto), el Viernes extraño (21 de agosto) y el Sábado naturalmente sorprendente. Consulta el calendario web para planear tu próxima visita de agosto en


Horario extendido de verano en el Zoológico de SB

El horario del zoológico se ha extendido de 10am a 7pm, y la entrada anticipada para los miembros del zoológico comienza a las 9am. La comida, la cerveza, y el vino estarán a la venta, así como paseos en el tren del zoológico y la alimentación de jirafas. Si bien no todos los animales serán visibles durante estas horas extendidas, esta es una oportunidad para disfrutar del zoológico como nunca antes. Aún se requieren reservaciones en línea. Reserva tu lugar en www.sbzoo.org

State Street Ballet: Romeo y Julieta

Como parte de la serie de verano en línea del Redlands Bowl, el director artístico del State Street Ballet, Rodney Gustafson, vuelve a contar el conmovedor clásico de William Shakespeare con brío estilístico mientras Romeo y Julieta exploran el espíritu humano en sus niveles más profundos el viernes, 14 de agosto a las 8pm. Para acceder a la presentación en línea, visita https://tinyurl.com/y6xtowvm

Presentación virtual “Comprender Medicare”

El Programa de Asesoramiento y Defensa del Seguro de Salud (HICAP, por sus siglas en inglés) patrocina presentaciones virtuales gratuitas para personas interesadas en comprender mejor los beneficios

PCPA Plays On!: Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! PCPA will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ Center Stage’s Personal Stories, true stories performed by their authors, released as a pay-per-view video and filmed at Center Stage, are available on their website. Personal Stories Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, & Group 4 are available through August 31st. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a password and link to the stories. For tickets ($10-$50) visit: www.CenterStageTheater.org.

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

August 7, 2020 de Medicare. Las presentaciones de Comprender Medicare se llevarán a cabo el miércoles, 12 de agosto a la 1pm y el martes, 25 de agosto a las 10am. La presentación de Nuevo al Medicare se llevará a cabo el martes, 18 de agosto a las 6pm. Para registrarte, comunícate con la oficina local de HICAP al 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, Seniors@kcbx.net o en línea en


Únete a la discusión: Las voces de las mujeres en la política

El miércoles, 12 de agosto a las 10am, la directora ejecutiva de la Liga de Mujeres Votantes de los EE. UU. (LWVUS, por sus siglas en inglés), Virginia Kase, se sentará con la presidenta de LWVUS, Deborah Turner, para una discusión de una hora sobre lo que le espera a la democracia en Estados Unidos y cómo todas las mujeres pueden ser participantes activas. Esta conversación se transmitirá en vivo en la página de Facebook de LWVUS e incluirá una sección de preguntas y respuestas en vivo para brindar a los televidentes de todo el país la oportunidad de formular preguntas a través de las redes sociales. Para ver la discusión visita https://tinyurl.com/yhdpy9w

Reunión virtual de PFLAG En Español

Durante momentos de crisis y estrés, recibir apoyo es más importante que nunca para la comunidad LGBTQ+. PFLAG te invita a unirte a su nuevo grupo de apoyo de reunión virtual para miembros de la comunidad de habla hispana. La reunión tendrá lugar a través de Zoom el jueves, 13 de agosto a las 7pm. Este grupo se llevará a cabo en español con traducción simultánea al inglés. Regístrate en


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OUTDOORS Solvang Food Tours Open: Looking to getaway for the day or a weekend? Eat This Shoot That invites you to enjoy a three hour outdoor food tour and stroll through iconic Solvang. They have contactless food tastings served in to-go style containers, social distancing with limited group sizes, and everyone is sporting a face mask. Use code FOODIENL10 to get ten percent off all in-person food tour tickets. To buy tickets ($109/$99) visit https://tinyurl.com/yxbttas5 The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the first and third weekends of the month from 10am to 4pm and Mondays and Wednesdays from

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Upcoming Events

SBIFF Family Film Fun – Brave: Change your fate with this week’s Family Fun Film, Brave. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y3d2csac Do you have Brave themed creations you’re really proud of? Email them to announcements@sbiff.org for a chance to be featured on a follow-up SBIFF post! 2020 Asian American Film Series: From Home: The fourth and final film recommendation for the series is I Am Bruce Lee. To watch it on YouTube visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qL-WZ_ATTQ

27th, from 7 to 9:30pm (all times in EDT). For more info and to register (pay what you can between $150-$350) visit: www.peaceliteracy.org/workshops Studio Sundays are back via Zoom: On Sunday, August 9th from 10 to 11am, visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this virtual workshop, led by SBMA Teaching Artists via Zoom and inspired by works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Registration is limited to 24 participants for each event: https://tinyurl.com/yxjpwnwd Honoring Indigenous Resilience: Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association will present Honoring Indigenous Resilience on

Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays: Old Spanish Days last live-streamed concert will feature The BOMB featuring Victor Vega and Chris Fossek on Friday, August 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The concert will be streamed for free on the Fiesta website, Facebook, and YouTube pages and archived and broadcasted on TV Santa Barbara, community access channels 17 & 71. www.sbfiesta.org/live-stream LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process: The Summer Reading Series concludes Saturday, August 8th at 4pm with Elocutia Does Pygmalion by Cheryl L. West, directed by Risa Brainin. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. Enter the virtual lobby, beginning at 3:45pm: https://bit.ly/2O6jXEV Peace Literacy Summer Workshops: The second workshop, Leadership Skills for Surviving the 21st Century, begins Sunday, August 9th, from 2 to 6pm with follow up meetings on Thursday evenings, from August 13th to

Ongoing Opportunities Continued 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is Open to the general public from Friday to Tuesday, 10am to 5pm, and to members only from 9am to 10am. No reservations are required, but visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Register for online classes/events: www.sbbg.org/classes-events SB Museum of Natural History has opened its outdoor exhibits to the general public by reservation only from Wednesday to Sunday. Guests will have access to wander through hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely in the Butterflies Alive! exhibit and then explore the Backyard and shady wooded areas along Mission Creek. www.sbnature.org Lotusland Open to the Public: Lotusland is safe, spacious, and socially-distant by its very nature due to the strict limitations on the number of daily reservations. Reservations will be scheduled with staggered arrival times and all visitors will be limited to no more than two-hours in the Garden. All visitors are required to wear face masks. To reserve a SelfGuided Tour call 805.969.9990. www.lotusland.org Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Carpinteria Birdwatchers have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings, all free and open to all ages and ability levels. Meetings are weekly and online via Zoom until further notice Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15pm. Each week will focus on a different topic. Join the current meeting by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS Watershed Wednesdays: Join the City’s Creeks Division for Watershed Wednesdays, a series of live online activities including crafts, talks, tours, and more. Sign up for the Watershed


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Sunday, August 9th at 10am, bringing together a global panel of environmentalists, clinicians, scholars, and indigenous leaders. The free online seminar will be led by Dr. Nadia Thalji. Register at: https://bit.ly/31VNgSv SB Maritime Museum Virtual Cake Recipe Contest: Email a recipe and a photo of your cake to: efalke@sbmm.org through August 10th. For info visit https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events/ PFLAG - Virtual Support Meeting: During times of stress and crisis, support is more important than ever. The pressures and questions facing LGBTQ+ people and their families continue. The Pacific Pride Foundation will offer their regular support meeting online on Monday, August 10th at 7pm. Pre-registration is required. To register email pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com UCSB Arts & Lectures Free Summer Cinema: UCSB Arts & Lectures’ “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” continues with its Free Summer Cinema on Wednesday, August 12th with Pelé at 8:30pm at the West Wind DriveIn in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Santa Barbara Triathlon 2020 Goes Virtual! Athletes can register online and must participate in their chosen event within the event window, from August 9th to 23rd. ¡El triatlón de Santa Bárbara 2020 será virtual! Los atletas pueden registrarse en línea y deben participar en su evento elegido dentro de la ventana del evento, del 9 al 23 de agosto.

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

2020 Virtual Santa Barbara Triathlon: Athletes can register online and must participate in their chosen event within a specified time window which is August 9th to 23rd. Participants can choose when, where, and how they complete each leg. In the pool, on a bike path or trail. After submitting your time, participants will receive a T-shirt, finisher medal, and swim cap, and more in the mail. This year’s event will benefit Sansum Clinic and its front-line workers. Register at www.santabarbaratriathlon.com

UCSB Arts & Lectures continues their Free Summer Cinema, “Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars” with a screening of Pelé: Birth of a Legend on Wednesday, August 12th at 8:30pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu UCSB Arts & Lectures continúa su Cine de Verano Gratuito, “Películas bajo las estrellas en tu auto” con una proyección de Pelé: Birth of a Legend el miércoles, 12 de agosto a las 8:30pm en el West Wind Drive-In en Santa Bárbara. www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Art Meets Science Online Workshop: Dive into the fascinating world of corals with marine biologist Stefanie Coleman and then paint and draw your own coral reef postcard with artist Hilary George during the SB Museum of Natural History’s online workshop Art Meets Science on Saturday, August 5th from 11am to noon via Zoom. Supplies provided. To register ($20 members/$25) visit: https://tinyurl.com/y2v43d7k Science Pub From Home: What is a Dinosaur?: Some are big, some ferocious; some have horns, spiked tails, or tiny arms...but what really makes a dinosaur? Investigate this

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/

The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx

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

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

SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills?

Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Several organizations are hosting webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://santabarbara.score. org/content/take-workshop-35; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: While activities at the Friendship Center are currently on hold, the center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485 Meeting ID: 257-870-485 Facebook Live: https://tinyurl.com/y9yktnm8

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question with Jenna Rolle during Science Pub From Home on Monday, August 10th from 5 to 6pm via Zoom. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y3fcoufd Channel Islands Nature Journalers Club: Join the SB Botanic Garden for the Channel Islands Nature Journalers Club, meeting the second and fourth Sundays this month (Sunday, August 9th and 23rd) via Zoom. During the meeting you’ll be guided in a number of different journaling exercises to simply practice observation of and connection to the natural world. Sliding Scale starting at $5. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y68a43rm

4pm through December 2020. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com Library Sidewalk Service Locations Added at Eastside, Montecito, and Carpinteria locations in addition to Central Library. Days and times for each location vary. Book drops will also be open at each location during Sidewalk Service hours. This contactless pickup service is only available to SBPL cardholders. https://tinyurl.com/y7pkvas7 ‘And She Could Be Next’: The two-part documentary series And She Could Be Next, directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, tells the powerful story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming politics from the ground up. The two episodes can be streamed free until August 31st at www.andshecouldbenext.com

Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6 Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder & Mattering In Harambe’s House: In this IHC UCSB talk, Claire Jean Kim approached the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It explores the notion of a racial-zoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.” Watch the video https://tinyurl.com/ybncdsct or listen to the podcast https://tinyurl.com/ydgsowpm TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change: TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual 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

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Dancing the Blues Away! Keep your body moving & “Take time to Dance”. Join Patricia Bragg, Health Crusader and Organic Pioneer and stay healthy! It is no doubt August and a beautiful time of year, yet we are collectively in a time warp with the continuing Covid conditions plaguing our community, country and world - which can cause us to freeze up, constrict and worry. While all of these feelings are valid – one of the best things we can do is keep moving and an easy way to do that is to DANCE! You can dance alone in your home with no one watching, outside under the sun or moon and also join millions of other people online with a variety of dance tutorial videos to choose from.

Locally we can be inspired to shake and shimmy by a homegrown organization that has truly global appeal: World Dance for Humanity - www.worlddanceforhumanity.org. World Dance for Humanity is a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit dedicated to helping people in need, here at home, and halfway around the world in Rwanda. World Dance for Humanity also helps out in our local community: Bringing music and dance to wheelchair-bound seniors and retirement homes Teaching dance to developmentally disabled adults Offering free classes to people low-income families Tutoring children at the Westside Boys & Girls Club

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¡Viva El Presidente!

El Presidente Erik Davis Leads Fiesta Online ACH SUMMER, OLD SPANISH DAYS COVERS SANTA BARBARA IN CONFETTI, hosts parades, and fills the air with music. In the past months, many have mourned the loss of these traditional experiences due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, if there is a message to learn from El Presidente Erik Davis and his successful organization of the first virtually-held Old Spanish Days, it is that our one constant is community. “It’s everything,” Davis explained. “It’s a festival that brings the whole community together, all ages — you see the very young dancers, and you get the retirement homes that come out to view the parade, and Niños de las Flores that bring joy as youngsters too — it’s all facets, it’s all of Santa Barbara rolled into one.” Growing up in Santa Barbara, Davis first experienced Old Spanish Days festivities as a child. El Presidente Erik Davis He credits his decade of volunteering experience to his parents’ inspiring dedication to community service, and has given his parents the titles of Honorary Presidente and Presidenta in thanks. His wife, Angelique Davis, also volunteers as Old Spanish Day’s Division Chief of External Relations and Education. “I just love it, it’s a labor of love,” Davis said about his continued involvement. “It’s something that brings my wife and I together, it incorporates the history of Santa Barbara...it incorporates joy and dance, and brings everyone together. It’s just a special, special time.” This year’s theme for Old Spanish Days is “¡Vamos a Bailar!” or in English, “Let’s Dance!” Inspired by his visit to Spain last year, Davis selected this theme due to his feelings that dance truly holds the heart of each summer’s celebrations. For him, this sentiment has grown only stronger in light of the pandemic preventing in-person events. “It’s something we can do in front of live audiences, small crowds, and this year we’re doing it in front of livestreams and televisions, and the patio of KEYT...” Davis said. “It’s the one thing

¡Vamos a Bailar! Let’s Dance!

we’ve been able to really bring forward. To have a Junior Spirit and a Spirit of Fiesta, who are just the most amazing, talented young artists, and they’ve been dancing in pictures, they’ve been dancing in video, they’ve been dancing [and] live-streaming in a very safe way — you know we’ve been able to bring forward history and music, but this year I’ll look back and think of it as a year of dance.” As 2020’s El Presidente, Davis has faced the unprecedented challenge of organizing Old Spanish Days amidst the pandemic. Since March, he and his fellow volunteers have worked tirelessly to prevent the cancellation of the 96th Old Spanish Days. Fortunately, Davis’ current position as Executive Director of TV Santa Barbara, as well as his wife’s position as Division Chief of External Relations, have proved very helpful in moving the celebrations to a remote platform. The transition began with the revealing of the 2020 Fiesta poster and pin on live television. Then followed the hosting of “Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays” throughout the month of July. Featuring local musicians, dancers, and historians, each night’s performance was live-streamed on the Old Spanish Days website and broadcast on TV Santa Barbara’s channels 17 and 71. According to Davis, these virtual events attracted viewers from across the country, You know we’ve been able to and poster and pin sales have noticeably bring forward history and music, increased. Moreover, the archiving of these performances’ footage means that but this year I’ll look back and 2020 will be one of the best documented think of it as a year of dance. Old Spanish Days. This has led Davis to – El Presidente Erik Davis feel optimistic not only about this year’s celebrations, but look to what might continue into future Old Spanish Days. “We’ve really been able to extend our footprint quite a bit, so that’s been one upside,” Davis expressed. “I think there will be a few things that really stick this year.” Old Spanish Days 2020 will take place August 5th to 9th. Highlights include a televised “Fiesta Pequeña,” another “Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays” livestream, and an ongoing auction on the Old Spanish Days website. El Presidente Davis hopes that the Santa Barbara community will tune into this week’s virtual events, and perhaps even honor the theme “¡Vamos a Bailar!” by dancing with their loved ones at home. “People need a little fiesta at this time, we’ve been through a lot,” Davis concluded. “And it’s a joyful period even if it just lives in the heart, even if it’s just Fiesta from home, it lives. The Fiesta www.sbfiesta.org spirit lives.”

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ER TRADITION, THE SWIRLING OF DRESSES AND SOUND OF MUSIC kicked off Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days at Wednesday night’s Fiesta Pequeña. However, tradition ended there. For the first time in its 96 year history, Old Spanish Days’ Fiesta Pequeña was hosted on a televised platform. Through a combination of archived and live performances, Fiesta Pequeña reminded Santa Barbara viewers of what brings us together, even when we’re apart. “It’s completely reimagined,” said Old Spanish Days Presidente Erik Davis. He then reminded viewers of a quote from Mission Santa Barbara’s Father Virgil: “When things are at their worst, we can show up at our best.” Hosted by Beth Fransworth and CJ Ward live from TV Hill on KEYT NewsChannel 3, Fiesta Pequeña opened with a reflection of our city’s history. James Yee, from the Barbareño Band of Chumash, reminded viewers of the Chumash individuals who lost their lives constructing Old Mission Santa Barbara. Later, in between songs and dances, Old Spanish Days historian David Bolton continued to share history with viewers by presenting footage while explaining the festival’s history. The night also included a series of live performances, the first being opera singer Eduardo Villa’s powerful rendition of the song Granada. Both the Spirit of Fiesta, Alena Velasco, and the Junior Spirit of Fiesta, Alexandra Nocker, danced stunning solo performances atop TV Hill. Their movements were a testament to their hours of practice.

The 2020 Old Spanish Days’ Saint Barbara, Teresa Kuskey Nowak, also walked on stage in honor of our city’s namesake. Additional live performances included Irma Segura passionately singing Los Laureles, and singer Josue Hernandez, who performed Volver Volver as the evening’s finale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group dance performances that make Fiesta Pequeña so memorable were not possible. However, to ensure this element of Fiesta Pequeña was still included, KEYT re-broadcasted a series of archived, filmed performances from 2013 to last summer’s celebrations. Including performances from Grupo Folklorico de West L.A., Garcia Dance Studio, and Linda Vega Dance Studio, the selected performances allowed viewers to appreciate a range of dance styles. Above all, Fiesta Pequeña emphasized that Old Spanish Days is ultimately about community. In the midst of the night’s performances, KEYT featured some of the many local organizations that raise funds during each summer’s mercados. Old Spanish Days is hosting an online auction through the weekend in order to help support these groups. Ultimately, the first remote Fiesta Pequeña allowed viewers to reminisce over Fiesta Pequeñas past, and hope for a return to in-person Old Spanish Days next summer.

Fiesta Pequeña will air again on KSBB (3.2) (COX, Comcast, SpectrumCharter cable channel 13: NOW channel: 08/07/20 from 12pm to 1:30pm and 08/08/20 and 08/09/20 from 8pm to 9:30pm.

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Celebrating During Times of COVID-19

Light up your Fiesta Spirit!

Project Fiesta! A History of Old Spanish Days

During the week of August 3rd to 9th we encourage the community to light up their homes and businesses to help keep the Fiesta Spirit alive. Display yellow, red, and green lights, Fiesta banners or even homemade signs!

The exhibition, on view in the courtyard of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, celebrates the pageantry, fashion, and traditions of our city’s most cherished cultural festival - Fiesta! On view through September 22nd.

Online Auction to Benefit Fiesta

Our final event is this Friday, August 7th and will feature Fiesta mainstay The Bomb, Chris Fossek, and the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta.

We invite the community to participate in our first-ever online auction open through Sunday, August 9th at www.sbfiesta.org/auction. The auction features ten limitededition 2020 Fiesta posters printed on metal. The 2020 Fiesta poster is an original graphic design by local Santa Barbara artist Andrew Leonard. Artworks by local artists including Grace Fisher, Chris Potter, and Richard Schloss have also been donated to the auction.

Fiesta on Community Access Television Enjoy Old Spanish Days Fiesta content on TV Santa Barbara, Channels 17 and 71. TVSB will air the 2020 Spirit of Fiesta Auditions, interviews with and by El Presidente, Flor y Canto and Noches de Ronda 2019, historical parade footage, Cascaron the movie, and the entire 2020 Music and Dance Concert Series.

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Keep an eye out for safe flower deliveries and wishes of “Viva La Fiesta” as Los Niños de las Flores continue their tradition of spreading Fiesta cheer throughout our community. 88 local children and teens are part of this year’s Los Niños de las Flores!

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By Kerry Methner, PhD and Mark Whitehurst, PhD / VOICE

CITY TREASURE, Beverley Jackson, an adventurer, artist, mother, author, and long-time VOICE and Santa Barbara News-Press columnist, passed away Wednesday evening. She was a community live-wire, a ray of sunshine, and a source of news for many. Her passing adds grief to a city and county in mourning for individuals lost to COVID-19. She wrote the award winning book Splendid Slippers on Chinese footbinding and five other books on China. Her adventures and cultural work in China, led to the Smithsonian obtaining her collection of “Splendid Slippers” along with her notes. Beverley was also an avid doll collector and, as she said, a “collector of interesting people.” Beverley had a long history in the spotlight and behind the scenes in Santa Barbara, and VOICE will follow with an in memoriam. For

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August 7, 2020


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UDGING FROM THE CROWDS ALONG CABRILLO BOULEVARD, and on the harbor walkways and beaches, it looks much like years past, with visitors from up and down the coast joining the August fun that comes with Santa Barbara’s famed Fiesta week. Revelers were dining outside in the warm sunshine, placed within social distancing parameters on Does the joy of Fiesta begin with food? or blue skies? Or? the sidewalks, in nearby parking lots, and wherever tables could be strategically placed around the many restaurants that line Cabrillo Boulevard. Diners were waiting in lines in anticipation of finding a table, as mask-protected servers rushed about – over longer distances – with trays ladened with an assortment of food, margaritas, wine, and of course, the famed Corona … the beer, that is. Who can blame them, with temperatures reported to be in the triple digits to the south and even hotter in the interior valleys? The weather and cooler climate of the South Coast is certainly inviting. The beach parking lots were full to the brim from East Beach to Leadbetter Beach and the sand was dotted with blankets and umbrellas, all a safe distance from one another. Sailboat racing was underway in the waters outside of the breakwater hosted by the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and of course, the waterfront restaurants apparently were continuing to thrive in the more challenging environment of the ‘new normal.’ Last weekend seemed somewhat more crowded than that of a typical summer weekend. The size of the crowds, seems to indicate, if my assumption is correct, the revisioning of Fiesta week and the parade (now totally cancelled) due to the pandemic has not dampened any enthusiasm, either within the local community or from the wave of visitors from out of town. Looks like a party to me! Organizers of Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara have taken the situation in hand by inviting the community to light up their homes and businesses this Fiesta season to help keep the Fiesta Spirit alive, despite the fact that there will be no Friday parade. “‘Operation Light up your Fiesta Spirit’ is just one way to honor our beloved festival while bringing joy and solidarity into our neighborhoods,” announced 2020 El Presidente Erik Davis on the Old Spanish Days website. “We hope seeing the colors and symbols of Fiesta remind the community that we’re all in this together and that there are better days ahead. Hope, joy, and optimism have always been a big part of this reimagined Fiesta. Please join us and Light up Your Fiesta Spirit Santa Barbara!” Father Larry Gosselin, a long-time supporter and friend of Fiesta, was named the Grand Marshal of the now cancelled Reimagined 2020 Fiesta Caravan Parade, and Hugh and Dianne Davis, Bill and Solange Springer, Geoff Grow, Kathy Baron, Nancy Callahan, John Palminteri, and Erin Graffy de Garcia have been named honorary Presidentes and Presidentas. ¡Viva La Fiesta!


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Fiesta (& Transportation) ~ ¡Viva!

2020 SPIRIT OF FIESTA ALENA VELASCO embraces her role with ‘my heart and soul.’ COVID-19 rules in Santa Barbara reduces the city’s most historic celebration to very limited events, but Alena Velasco continues to shine.

OLD SPANISH DAYS 2020 - THE JUNIOR SPIRIT ALEXANDRA NOCKER began dancing for Fiesta at the age of five. She says this is a year “I will never forget!” https://keyt.com/lifestyle/community/2020/08/03/junior-spirit-of-fiesta-says-it-is-a-year-she-will-never-forget/

DOG OVER THE SIDE - Cliff rescue underway below the Douglas Family Preserve in Santa Barbara East of Hendry’s beach. Santa Barbara City Fire is on it.

THE LEAVINE FAMILY is leaving NASCAR and selling the team. PROCORE - Carpinteria is a main sponsor. I met #95 driver CHRISTOPHER BELL in March at the Auto Club Speedway for an exclusive local interview. He’s a young star with a solid future. Thank you to CBell, Bob Leavine, all Procore staff and the Auto Club Speedway. Everyone in the process are first rate.

FIESTA DANCERS AND FLOWER GIRLS made pop-up visits to City Hall and first responders to celebrate Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara in an ongoing, very low-key and COVID-safe fashion. https://keyt.com/lifestyle/ events/2020/08/04/ fiesta-dancers-make-popup-flower-deliveries-anddances/

FIESTA PEQUEÑA - the TV especial. With live, new recorded and past performances of the Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days opening night event. It was an amazing NewsChannel 3 presentation, from our TV Hill studios, since there’s no show at the mission due to COVID-19 rules. www.Keyt.com

NONSTOP FLIGHTS from San Diego to Santa Barbara will begin on November 20th on Alaska Airlines for $99. AN OIL TANKER TRANSPORTATION PLAN from Gaviota to Kern Co. and Santa Maria went for review before Santa Barbara City leaders. The County hearing is in September. Will shutdown offshore oil platforms be restarted? https://keyt.com/lifestyle/money-and-business/2020/08/03/santa-barbara-to-comment-on-oil-transportation-hearings-ahead/

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Alas, the Recovery That Was…

By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE / “Popular Economics”


ECAUSE THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED TO RENEW UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS enacted by the CARES Act, it looks like there will be no quick economic recovery in the fall. I am supposing the recovery could be shaped like a ‘W’—sporadic spurts of growth and quarterly declines in growth with new COVID-19 surges, given there is no coordinated national response to the pandemic. And what about school openings when 60 percent of the major elementary school districts will have at-home schoolings this school year, according to a CNN survey, and no national guidance on what constitutes safe re-openings? This may be why Republicans are pushing for the full re-opening of schools, regardless of the dangers to children. School closures keep at least one parent at home who isn’t working, when they want to speed up the reopening of businesses. The huge jump in consumer spending in May and June highlights what could have been if benefits had been renewed with the additional $600 per week boost to unemployment compensation (which Republicans don’t want to renew). A record 7.1 percent boost to personal income was given by the additional benefits since the CARES Act was implemented. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than twothirds of U.S. economic activity, rose 5.6 percent last month after a record 8.5 percent jump in May as more businesses

reopened, the Commerce Department said. But most of the spending was due to the $600 boost to low-income service workers that tend to spend more of their incomes. Consumers boosted purchases of durable goods such as auto and appliances that last more than three years, as well as clothing and footwear. They also spent more on healthcare, dining out, and on hotel and motel accommodation, though outlays on services remained lackluster because of caution sparked by the virus. Q2 economic growth had plunged 32.9 percent because consumer spending fell minus -35 percent during this period. So growth will only recover when consumers feel safe enough to venture out of their rabbit holes. They will instead choose to save more—currently a huge 25 percent of their personal incomes vs. more normal three to six percent—and spend less. That is why Friday’s upcoming unemployment report is so important. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan on Monday said he now expected an unemployment rate in a range of nine to ten percent at the end of the year. Ten percent was the highest

unemployment rate during the Great Recession when some eight million jobs were lost. The June unemployment rate was 11.1 percent and estimates are for July to show a 10.5 percent rate, according to an average estimate of economists. It took more than eight years, from October 2009 until March 2018, for the unemployment rate to drop from ten to four percent, which is considered full employment. How long might this depression last with today’s political polarization? 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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American Riviera Bank Reports on Earnings and Paycheck Protection Program

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MERICAN RIVIERA BANK ANNOUNCED AN UNAUDITED NET INCOME OF $2,736,000 ($0.54 per share) for the six months ended June 30th, 2020. This represents a decrease in net income from the $3,274,000 ($0.65 per share) for the same reporting period in the prior year. ARB reported an annualized return on average assets of 0.72 percent and return on average equity of 7.23 percent. The variance from the prior year is primarily due to an increase in the allowance for loan losses related to COVID-19 pandemic economic uncertainty, with the Bank reporting $1,493,000 in loan loss provision in the first six months of 2020, an increase of $1,098,000 from the same reporting period in the prior year. The Bank reported unaudited net income of $1,565,000 ($0.31 per share) for the second quarter ended June 30th, 2020 compared to $1,506,000 ($0.30 per share) for the same quarter last year. “We are fully committed to the safety of our employees and clients, while helping the Central Coast adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s liquidity and capital position provide considerable capacity to lend, and we will continue to build new relationships, provide flexibility to our existing clients, and build value for our shareholders despite the pandemic,” stated Jeff DeVine, President and Chief Executive Officer for American Riviera Bank. According to ARB they have been able to continue to provide a high level of service through the COVID-19 pandemic with modified branch hours, robust electronic banking services, and quick responses to customers’ lending and deposit needs. They originated over 600 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, with an average loan amount of approximately $194 thousand, representing $117 million of much needed small business relief to our community and supporting approximately 12,300 local jobs. The Bank has received $4.2 million in PPP origination fees and recognized $397 thousand as income in the quarter ended June 30th, 2020, with the remainder to be amortized over the life of the loans. The Bank has been working closely with existing loan clients negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and has provided temporary, 90-day payment deferrals as of June 30th, 2020 covering $108 million of loans, unchanged from March 31st, 2020. Approximately 83 percent of such deferrals are to borrowers wishing to conserve cash for the economic uncertainty and who have asked for the principal portion of their payments to be deferred while continuing to pay interest. The remaining 17 percent are full deferrals of both principal and interest, with almost half of these associated with residential mortgage portfolio loans, where the temporary deferral of both principal and interest is currently industry practice. The sizeable increase in loan loss provision year-to-date was primarily driven by qualitative factors in loan loss methodology related to COVID-19 pandemic economic uncertainty, and not by actual delinquencies or defaults. At June 30th, 2020, the Bank had no other real estate owned and no loans 90 days or more past due. Dedicate a tree as The bank has continued growth of new and existing relationships, reporting $903 million in total assets as of June 30th, 2020, representing a tribute to a a $241 million, or 36 percent increase from June 30th, 2019. Total loans, family member excluding PPP, increased $73 million, or 14 percent from June 30th, 2019, or friend. reaching $615 million at June 30th, 2020. Total deposits increased 40 percent from June 30th, 2019 reaching $793 million at June 30th, 2020. Non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts increased $142 million, or 76 percent from the same reporting period in the prior year. Interest bearing demand deposit accounts increased $48 million, or 65 percent from the same reporting period in the prior year. Although deposit growth was accelerated by the funding of PPP loans into existing client accounts, there were significant new account relationships moved from other financial institutions. New deposit account openings net of account closures are 550 in the second quarter 2020 versus For more info visit: 306 in the second quarter of 2019. www.sbbeautiful.org As of June 30th, 2020, American Riviera Bank was highly liquid with $142 Santa Barbara Beautiful is a 501 (c) 3. Donations million in cash and available-for-sale securities, and well capitalized with a may be tax deductible. TAX ID: 23-7055360 Tier 1 Capital Ratio of eleven percent (well above the regulatory guideline of eight percent for well capitalized institutions). The tangible book value per share of American Riviera Bank common stock was $14.62 at June 30th, 2020.

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Beard to be Honored with Congressional Award

Current Executive Director of the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, Tracy Beard, will be awarded the Congressional Women of the Year Award. 2020 marks the third year Representative Salud Carbajal has given this award to women dedicated to community service across California’s 24th Congressional District. In Beard’s case, the award is a testament to her five years working with the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, as well as her ongoing involvement with the National Association of Commissions for Women and the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women. She is one of the six women that will receive the award this year. Other winners include Kathleen Baushke, Noha Kolkailah, Pandora Nash-Karner, Anne Rodriguez, and Biz Steinberg. www.solvangcc.com

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Butler Named Rubicon’s Assoc. Artistic Director Award-winning actor Chris Butler will be Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura’s new Associate Artistic Director. Since earning his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, San Diego, Butler’s acting career has spanned the screen and stage. His television appearances include roles on The Good Wife, Designated Survivor, and NCIS Los Angeles. He also has received Garland, Ovation, and NAACP Awards for his Los Angeles performances in the plays Yellowman and Stick Fly. As Associate Artistic Director, Butler will play a key role in new play development, overseeing productions, casting, acting, and more. He has also expressed his admiration for the company’s commitment to equity and inclusion, and will continue to expand these efforts. www.rubicontheatre.org

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Hanna Joins Westerlay Orchids

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Grace Hanna has joined Westerlay Orchids as their new Ecommerce Specialist to support their growing Box of Orchids program. A Westmont College alumna, Hanna previously worked as a Marketing and Product Development Specialist for Heirloom Roses. As Ecommerce Specialist, she will support Westerlay Orchids’ general business and Box of Orchids program by promoting brand awareness and ecommerce strategies. As Southern California’s largest commercial orchid grower, Westerlay Orchids strives to also serve the community by implementing sustainable practices and donating to local nonprofits. Their Box of Orchids program and self-declared “100,000 Orchid Challenge” began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to allow customers to send flowers to quarantining individuals and frontline workers across California, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. www.boxoforchids.com

Ryan and Sidney Suh Found Humanities Plus By Daisy Scott / VOICE


HEN CATE SCHOOL STUDENTS RYAN AND SIDNEY SUH FACED THE DILEMMA OF BEING YOUNG WRITERS WITHOUT A STEADY PUBLICATION PLATFORM, they only saw one way around the issue — to create and publish their own online journal. Titled Humanities Plus, the Suhs’ journal encourages their teenage peers to make their voices heard, and explore the connections between the humanities and STEM topics. “The coronavirus pandemic continues to emphasize the growing need for open dialogue between the Sidney and Ryan Suh humanities and STEM fields,” explained Ryan. “Without communication and collaboration between these two spheres, it is difficult to even begin developing solutions to address the complex political, economic, and social problems posed by the pandemic. Thus, the Humanities Plus journal aims to explore and highlight the importance of interdisciplinary topics in an effort to help nurture discussions that can pave the way for more comprehensive solutions.” As siblings and young writers, Ryan and Sidney currently act as Co-Editors-in-Chief as well as attend to their academic and extracurricular responsibilities. Ryan is entering his senior year at Cate School, where he serves as a class representative, Co-Captain of the squash team, and Junior Year Editor for the school newspaper El Batidor. Sidney starts her junior year in the fall, and plays as the principal trombone for Cate School’s orchestra. She is also the founding member of the campus’ first brass chamber music group. Both Ryan and Sidney intend to continue developing their personal writing skills as they finish high school and beyond. Humanities Plus publishes on a quarterly basis, with each issue containing content that addresses their four sections — History+, Literature+, Philosophy+, and Art+. To date, Ryan and Sidney have published work from eleven contributors, all high school students. They gain new contributors predominantly through reaching out to organizations and schools on both a national and international basis, which has resulted in their publishing work from New Zealand, Peru, and China, as well as the United States. Their online readership is also diverse, and includes a number of countries, including the United States, China, Germany, and Ireland. “One of our journal’s founding goals is to provide a platform where contributors would not be limited by age or nationality in publishing quality content, so we review literary and artistic works regardless of those constraints,” said Sidney. “As my brother heads off to college next year, we plan to draw in more age groups to expand our content base.” To learn more about Humanities Plus or to submit content, visit www.hplusjournal.com.

Music Academy of the West Announces Digital Challenge Winners


HE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST has declared the winners of their 2020 Digital Challenge competition. Held in place of some of their traditional summer programs and competitions, the Digital Challenge called musicians to submit a three to seven minute video of a piano, vocal, or instrumental performance. These musicians were then judged on their technical, creative, musical, and artistic skills. Each winner will be awarded $2,500.

Byeol Kim won the Digital Challenge’s piano category with a performance of William Bolcom’s The Serpent’s Kiss. Her video submission alternated between footage of her playing the piece, and an animated film of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. From Pohang, South Korea, Kim currently studies at Northwestern Byeol Kim University as a graduate student with Piano Program Coordinator and renowned pianist James Giles. Previously, Kim has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Kim also participated in La Jolla, California’s 2018 Summerfest, and was the winner of the 2019 Astral Auditions.

Byron Mayes was the Digital Challenge’s vocal category winner, after submitting a video performance of I, Too from Margaret Bonds’ Three Dream Portrait song collection. As he sings, Mayes’ video depicts hand-drawn images and photos that emphasize the song’s social commentary on the experience of Byron Mayes being a Black American. Originally from Houston, Texas, Mayes received his bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University. He is currently a doctoral student at University of California, Santa Barbara. Mayes’ past appearances include his performances in the roles of Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, and Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He was also previously an Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist.

Lavinnia Rae

Lavinnia Rae is the winner of the Digital Challenge’s instrumental category, having submitted a video performing ColeridgeTaylor Perkinson’s Perpetual Motion, from Lamentations:

Black/Folk Song Suite. As the music plays, Rae’s video shows a quickened time lapse of artist Alex Hoare painting a portrait of a woman playing the violin. From Nelson, New Zealand, Rae currently attends the Royal College of Music, London, as a graduate student. She is a part of the Guildhall School of Music Artist Master’s Program in Orchestral Artistry, in connection with the London Symphony Orchestra. Rae also holds the position of a New Zealand Symphony Orchestra fellow. The Digital Challenge recognized clarinet player Gerbrich Meijer as the competition’s honorable mention. Her video submission, titled The Plog, combined her playing Igor Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet, spoken word, and footage of her life in the Netherlands this summer. A former artist-in-resident with Gerbrich Meijer the Chamber Music Festival Franeker, Meijer is currently a graduate student at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Meijer has previously held the position of the European Youth Orchestra’s 2017 principal clarinet, and received Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation’s Talent Prize in 2018. www.musicacademy.org

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SB Public Health Reports 28 Previously Uncounted COVID-19 Deaths


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

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“To rectify this going forward, we have established happened in Santa Maria. 16 of the individuals were more improved processes to ensure accurate COVID-19 death than 70 years old, nine were 50 to 69 years old, two were O AN OUTSIDER, it would seem that Santa Barbara counts,” said Do-Reynoso in a July 31st press conference. 30 to 49 years old, and one was 18 to 29 years old. Out of County’s deaths from COVID-19 doubled overnight. “Moving forward, instead of relying on CalREDIE the 28 individuals, 78 percent identified as However, Santa Barbara County Public Health or CalCONNECT databases, we will be reporting Hispanic. Department’s (SBCPHD) jump from reporting 32 deaths directly from death certificates as they Looking forward, SBCPHD’s deaths to 60 on July 31st was not the result of new losses, become available... Our goal is to fully be commitment to base future reports on death but due to 28 previously unreported deaths. Adding the transparent in our reporting and sharing of certificates will lead to greater accuracy, but four additional deaths reported information, and to continue to improve our with the trade-off of delays. Do-Reynoso since last Friday, the county has systems of reporting.” has explained that due to the time it takes now suffered a total of 64 lives Director Do-Reynoso clarified that the lag to process death certificates, death reports lost. in recording the victims’ information did not will be delayed by a couple of days. If a According to SBCPHD affect any notification of the deceased individuals’ death becomes a coroner’s case, that delay Director Van Do-Reynoso, families. She also explained that the reporting of could become a few months. Santa Barbara the reporting error occurred Dr. Henning Ansorg, these deaths will not affect the County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg during the department’s Santa Barbara County extent to which Santa Barbara also echoed death certificates’ involved transition from manually Health Officer County is allowed to reopen. nature, noting, “Death certificates are processing data to utilizing Chair of Santa Barbara County notoriously complicated documents for any California’s electronic case Board of Supervisors Gregg Hart physician who has to fill them out and for anyone who has reporting platform, titled additionally stated that he and the board to read them…. It is handwritten, it’s a very very antiquated CalREDIE. This transition Van Do-Reynoso, have approved new funds for the SBCPHD system, let’s face it.” also overlapped with SBCPHD Director to hire additional staff members to assist Santa Barbara County officials continue to encourage a rapid increase with collecting and overseeing data. each of its residents to abide by the latest health and safety of COVID-19 cases. However, on July 26th, the “The Public Health Department is guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing. SBCPHD vital records staff noticed that there were conducting a top-to-bottom review of its “The scale of this tragedy is growing each day,” said inconsistencies between the number of deaths listed Gregg Hart, Chair of Hart. “We need to honor the people who are sick and have on the CalREDIE platform and the number of death Santa Barbara County data systems,” assured Hart. “The Board of Supervisors is responsible to make sure died by doing everything we can to stop the spread of this certificates. Upon investigating further, it became Board of Supervisors the Public Health Department has the staff virus.” apparent that the SBCPHD had failed to report resources and equipment necessary to do this critical work.” For more information on Santa Barbara County’s Public Health 28 additional COVID-19 deaths, the majority of which Over half of the 28 additional deaths reported Department, visit www.countyofsb.org/phd happened July 22nd to July 31st.

COVID-19 Forecasts by AI

Project provides a deep learning tool to forecast COVID-19 trends by community By Andrew Masuda / The UC Santa Barbara Current


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ESPITE EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES LAST SPRING to suppress the spread of the novel coronavirus, states across the country have experienced spikes in the past several weeks. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the nation has climbed to more than 3.5 million since the start of the pandemic. Public officials in many states, including California, have now started to roll back the reopening process to help curb the spread of the virus. Eventually, state and local policymakers will be faced with deciding for a second time when and how to reopen their communities. A Xifeng Yan pair of researchers in UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering, Xifeng Yan and YuXiang Wang, have developed a novel forecasting model, inspired by artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, to provide timely information Yu-Xiang Wang at a more localized level that officials and anyone in the public can use in their decisionmaking processes. “We are all overwhelmed by the data, most of which is provided at national and state levels,” said Yan, an associate professor who holds the Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair in Computer

Science. “Parents are more interested in what is happening in their school district and if it’s safe for their kids to go to school in the fall. However, there are very few websites providing that information. We aim to provide forecasting and explanations at a localized level with data that is more useful for residents and decision makers.” The forecasting project, “Interventional COVID-19 Response Forecasting in Local Communities Using Neural Domain Adaption Models,” received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant for nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). “The challenges of making sense of messy data are precisely the type of problems that we deal with every day as computer scientists working in AI and machine learning,” said Wang, an assistant professor of computer science and holder of the Eugene Aas Chair. “We are compelled to lend our expertise to help communities make informed decisions.” Yan and Wang developed an innovative forecasting algorithm based on a deep learning model called Transformer. The model is driven by an attention mechanism that intuitively learns how to forecast by learning what time period in the past to look at and what data is the most important and relevant. “If we are trying to forecast for a specific region, like Santa Barbara County, our algorithm compares the growth curves of COVID-19 cases across different regions over a period of time to determine the most-similar regions. It then weighs these regions to forecast cases in the target region,” explained Yan. In addition to COVID-19 data, the algorithm also draws information from the U.S. Census to factor in hyper-local details when calibrating the forecast for a local community. “The census data is very informative because

it implicitly captures the culture, lifestyle, demographics, and types of businesses in each local community,” said Wang. “When you combine that with COVID-19 data available by region, it helps us transfer the knowledge learned from one region to another, which will be useful for communities that want data on the effectiveness of interventions in order to make informed decisions.” The researchers’ models showed that, during the recent spike, Santa Barbara County experienced spread similar to what Mecklenburg, Wake, and Durham counties in North Carolina saw in late March and early April. Using those counties to forecast future cases in Santa Barbara County, the researchers’ attention-based model outperformed the most commonly used epidemiological models: the SIR (susceptible, infected, recovered) model, which describes the flow of individuals through three mutually exclusive stages; and the autoregressive model, which makes predictions based solely on a series of data points displayed over time. The AI-based model had a mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) of 0.030, compared with 0.11 for the SIR model and 0.072 with autoregression. The MAPE is a common measure of prediction accuracy in statistics. Yan and Wang say their model forecasts more accurately because it eliminates key weaknesses associated with current models. Census data provides fine-grained details missing in existing simulation models, while the attention mechanism leverages the substantial amounts of data now available publicly. “Humans, even trained professionals, are not able to process the massive data as effectively as computer algorithms,” said Wang. “Our research provides tools for automatically extracting useful information from the data to simplify the picture,

rather than making it more complicated.” The project, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Richard Beswick and Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons from Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, will be presented later this month during the Computing Research Association (CRA) Virtual Conference. Formed in 1972 as a forum for department chairs of computer sciences departments across the country, the CRA’s membership has grown to include more than 200 organizations active in computing research. Yan and Wang’s research efforts will not stop there. They plan to make their model and forecasts available to the public via a website and to collect enough data to forecast for communities across the country. “We hope to forecast for every community in the country because we believe that when people are well informed with local data, they will make well-informed decisions,” said Yan. They also hope their algorithm can be used to forecast what could happen if a particular intervention is implemented at a specific time. “Because our research focuses on more fundamental aspects, the developed tools can be applied to a variety of factors,” added Yan. “Hopefully, the next time we are in such a situation, we will be better equipped to make the right decisions at the right time.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications


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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES MARCIA BURT T

CYPRESS GALLERY: Daily 11-5, Sun 2-5 • www.lompocart.org • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129. DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • www.distinctiveframingnart.com • 805-882-2108. ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com. EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • Closed/COVID-19 • 805-965-0093.

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Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

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

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

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org. FAULKNER/SB PUBLIC LIBRARY GALLERIES: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-962-7653. GALLERY 113: 1114 State St, #8 La Arcada Ct • SB Art Assn • www.gallery113sb.com • 2-5pm daily • 805-965-6611. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Closed/COVID-19 • Terri Taber and Carol Talley online exhibit at gallerylosolivosonline.faso.com ~ Aug 31 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517.

Ruth Ellen Hoag Fine Art at GraySpace 805-689-0858


GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 805-964-7878.

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

GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org.

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

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

INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444.

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RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611. RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE GALLERY: Soda For Summer • On-Line painting classes • 219 Gray Av • Fri-Sun 1-4, RSVPs welcome • 805-689-0858. SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with Disabilities - Virtual Arts Market • 28 E. Victoria Street • 805-260-6705.

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.

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

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

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

JARDIN DE LAS GRANADAS: re[visit] 1925 by Kym Cochran & Jonathan Smith ~ Ongoing • 21 E Anapamu.

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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.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Closed/COVID-19 • Virtual Juried Exhibition in partnership with Abstract Art Collective• 805-957-1115. KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Closed/COVID-19 • 21 W Anapamu • 805-962-5322. KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700. LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Thurs-Sun 12-4 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

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SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: SB Visual Artists: J Baker, A Elliott, E Flanagan, K Frishman, A Guillemette, K Haub, H Michaels, D Parkins, G Speirs, R Voohees, P Watkins ~ Aug 7 • 2375 Foothill Rd, By Appt • 805-682-4722.

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Santa Barbara Art Works’ Virtual Arts Market: Adventures in Quarantine

Flying High Via Imagination ~ An Epic Adventure Around the World Through Art


By Michelle Tahan / VOICE

Photos courtesy of sbartworks.org/shop

SCAPE ISOLATION DURING QUARANTINE and strap your seatbelt on for a ride - 25 talented artists are transcending viewers into a surreal and exciting adventure from the comfort of their homes. Santa Barbara Art Works is launching a Virtual Arts Market to support its 25 resident artists with developmental disabilities who have lost income due to COVID-19. The new summer art collection, Adventures in Quarantine, showcases a variety of mixed-media, abstract, and unique pieces. Proceeds will benefit the Santa Barbara Art Works’ COVID-19 Artists’ Relief fund to help local artists with disabilities earn an income. The online marketplace will take place online at www.sbartworks.org/shop and last through August 20th. “People have been stuck at home, maybe not quarantined in all cases, but still isolated. So we are bringing the adventure to them through the creative imaginations of the 20 resident artists at SBAW. We want people to feel like they are flying safely in a

plane, floating in a hot air balloon, driving down the road, or sailing all over the world and going on an adventure safely from home,” shared Jacob Allio, Studio Manager and Art Instructor of Santa Barbara Art Works. Started by UCP Work, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving adults and children with disabilities in Santa Barbara over 50 years ago, Santa Barbara Art Works aims to help artists with disabilities develop professional growth, create, exhibit, and sell their work. With an art studio, gallery, and classes, the program provides an integrative community space for artists to collaborate, create art, and immerse themselves within a creative and inspiring atmosphere. “We want more people to have the opportunity to get to know the artists from our studio. Throughout much of history, people with disabilities have been in a separate community, together or in their homes or facilities. Things have gotten so much better for them over the years and we want that to continue and for them to be integrated more and more in the community,” Allio, who has been studio gallery manager for over three years, related. Adventures in Quarantine exhibits the remarkable talent of these artists - featuring great landscapes, farm scenes, city scenes, a painting of Venice, exquisite vehicle designs, fields of flowers, and interesting wild animals in a variety of styles and mediums. Some pieces, like Kyle Allan’s pen on paper original are effortlessly exquisite, with spontaneous and quirky pen strokes that are also extremely precise and detailed. “What I love about our artists here is that they are almost always very content with their art and complement each other’s work” Allio added. “Most artists are really critical of their work and always striving to be better. This can be good at times, but can often leave people feeling like they never arrive. 29 artists we work with are happy to just The put a few strokes of paint on the canvas. They enjoy their time in the studio in the community with each other and teachers. We have a really great group here and they have a lot of fun!” The Virtual Arts Market provides an avenue for the community to hear the voices, experiences, and creative expression through art of a group of talented

Pen on paper by Kyle Allan July 31, 2020

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

Thank you in advance for your generous support! www.sbfiesta.org

Originals can be selected online and then pre-ordered by contacting Studio Manager, Jacob Allio, at 805-680-6705. Purchased artwork is available for pickup at the Santa Barbara studio location, 28 E. Victoria Street, using COVID-19 safety precautions. www.sbartworks.org/shop

More Artists & Art Destinations 10 Limited-Edition 2020 posters on metal. Artist: Andrew Leonard.

Painting by Chris Potter

Painting by Richard Schloss

individuals. With many of the artists in high risk categories for COVID-19, any artwork purchased through the Virtual Art Market will go directly towards providing Santa Barbara Arts Works’ artists with art supplies for their online classes. In the long run, Adventures in Quarantine leads the way for a future of new adventures, experiences, and relationships, between all people and a wonderfully diverse, fun, and creative community.

Watercolor on paper by Nelson Riveria

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Painting by Grace Fisher

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Art Matters

Good Art News, Wow!


By Edward Goldman, ART Matters

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O FIND A GOOD AND INSPIRING ART NEWS THESE DAYS IS NOT EASY. You have to be lucky, and very focused- the way you must be, while hunting for rare, truffle mushrooms. Lucky for me, the last few days I found a few ‘truffle’ art news that I wanted to share with you... The Art Newspaper reported that Larry Gagosian is ready to open yet another gallery, this one in Athens. And if you think that it is not enough here is really good news, especially for us Angelenos. Gagosian negotiated a special arrangement with Marciano Art Foundation, which closed its doors a few months ago. Now, this former Masonic Temple, which was smartly remodeled a few years ago, by avant-garde LA architect, Kulapat Yantrasast, will be used as the second Gagosian gallery in LA. It will occupy the Exterior of the Marciano Art Foundation. Artnet. former Grand Theater Gallery on the ground floor of the Marciano Art Foundation. It’s scheduled to open January 2021 and it will be Gagosian’s 18th gallery worldwide. Wow! Here is another good news for us starving to see good art in person. There is an announcement by Gemini G.E.L. of a new exhibition that pays tribute to their ‘beloved friend and artist’ John Baldessari (1931-2020). There are over 90 editions that Baldessari published at Gemini G.E.L. during three decades of their collaboration. The gallery is now open to the public by appointment, Monday-Friday. And now my friends, if you listen carefully, you might hear giggles coming from DaVinci’s grave. Of course, I am talking about Leonardo. So, what John Baldessari (Detail) French Horn Player (with is this all about? You probably remember that Salvator Mundi! The Musical by Caiola Productions company. Three Contects - One Uncoded), 1994. his painting of Jesus, Salvator Mundi, was sold a few years ago for a record $450 million. A number of art authorities, including yours truly, expressed doubts about its authenticity, which didn’t stop an unidentified collector from Saudi Arabia or Abu Dhabi to acquire the work. Its location still remains a mystery... Check out our new Outdoor Patios for dine in service! There is news that the saga of Salvator Mundi will be Take-out and Delivery also available! turned in 2022 into a stage musical in New York City by The Caiola Productions company. “It will follow the story of how a shredded, scratched wooden panel painting of Jesus purchased Our NEW dinner menu for $1,100 in 2005, evolved to become the Leonardo’s...lost for features house favorites, 500 years...Salvator Mundi.” Hmm, this musical might become including: competition to Broadway’s hit Hamilton...

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A Framework for the Future

Researchers collaborate on a strategy for sustainable aquaculture, the world’s fastest growing food sector By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

many low and middle-income nations, but it faces a range of sustainability challenges. S THE POPULATION GROWS, These include environmental degradation, and the global standard of living overuse of antibiotics, release of disease improves, humanity’s appetite for agents and the requirement of wild-caught seafood is increasing. fish meal and fish oil to produce In 2020 seafood consumption feed. Parts of the industry also reached an all-time high, with engage in poor labor practices and an average of 20kg consumed gender inequality. annually by every person on the Negative societal impressions planet. created by such examples Up to now most of this mask aquaculture’s potentially was caught in the world’s significant benefits. Farming coldfreshwaters and oceans. But blooded animals is very efficient things are changing, and today from a nutrient perspective. Many half of all seafood consumed species, such as oysters, don’t comes from farmed sources, Halley E. Froehlich even require feeding. In addition, called aquaculture. The sector is aquaculture can operate on a expected to double by 2050 to smaller footprint than many other forms of supply the increasing global demand. food production. UC Santa Barbara Assistant Professor The new paper uses the One Health Halley E. Froehlich has contributed to an framework to lay out a set of metrics to evaluation of the complex interactions include in national aquaculture strategies between human, environmental and animal across the globe to improve sustainability as health parameters of this budding industry, a the industry expands. view scientists These include call the concepts like access One Health to nutritious food and framework. quality employment, The study, the health of wild published in fish stocks and the journal ecosystems and Nature maintaining a small Food, brings environmental together a footprint and diverse team resilience to climate of scientists, change. economists, Communication, sociologists cooperation, and and policy coordination specialists Farmed Maine oysters on the half shell will be critical to led by the the sustainable Centre for development of aquaculture as the sector Sustainable Aquaculture Futures — a joint grows. “If you don’t have that knowledge initiative between the University of Exeter transfer — for instance, from scientists and the United Kingdom’s Centre for to policy-makers or farmers to scientists Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture — these types of framework structures won’t Science. go anywhere,” Froehlich said. “Aquaculture is now being more widely With that in mind, the authors recognized as an important part of our collaborated widely on this report. “The global food system,” said Froehlich, a faculty paper results from extensive interaction member in the departments of environmental between a wide range of academic experts in studies and of ecology, evolution, and marine aquaculture, health, environmental and social biology. “And it will continue to grow. So the sciences, economists, industry stakeholders question is, how do we plot that course in a and policy groups,” said senior co-author more sustainable way?” Charles Tyler from the University of Exeter. Aquaculture has played a major role in The paper presents a strategy for lifting millions of people out of poverty in developing aquiculture as well as the benchmarks to which we will measure its sustainability and success. “This is an important paper,” said lead author, Grant Stentiford of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, “acknowledging that aquaculture is set to deliver most of our seafood by 2050, but also that sustainability must be designed-in at every level.” The One Health A red abalone hides under a frond of giant kelp at the Cultured Abalone Farm in Goleta. approach offers a tool for

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governments to consider when designing policies. “I hope it will become a blueprint for how government and industry interact on these issues in the future,” Stentiford added. “Most importantly, it considers aquaculture’s evolution from a subject studied by specialists to an important food sector — requiring now a much broader interaction with policy and society than arguably has occurred in the past.” Some of these principles are already being applied in the European Union and in Norway, according to Froehlich, who has begun shifting her focus toward the industry in the United States, especially

California. She is currently in the middle of a Sea Grant project collecting the most comprehensive dataset of marine aquaculture information from across all coastal states in the U.S. This includes practices, policies, and the hidden interactions with fisheries that influence how aquaculture is conducted in each state. “Aquaculture is everywhere and nowhere at the same time,” Froehlich said. “People don’t realize how integrated it is into so many facets of marine ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health – August 6, 2020

Status update as of August 6th, 2020. Cottage Health is caring for a total of 295 patients across all campuses. 235 are acute care patients; 153 acute care beds remain available. Of the 235 acute care patients, 17 patients are on ventilators. 73 ventilators remain available (adult, pediatric and neonatal ventilators). Of the 235 acute care patients, 33 are in isolation with COVID-19 symptoms; 32 are confirmed COVID-19 positive. Of the 33 patients in isolation, 12 patients are in critical care. From July 20–26: 3,730 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 233 positive, 3,497 negative From July 27 – August 2: 3,261 COVID-19 laboratory tests were collected by Cottage Health. Results: 124 positive, 2,802 negative, 335 pending 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 24hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. www.cottagehealth.org


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ACE MASKS ARE HERE TO STAY. Whether you’re making a trip to the grocery store, meeting with friends at a social distance, or working, masks are essential to protect yourselves and others. To accommodate this new reality, Santa Barbara businesses will be able to pick up free personal protective equipment (PPE) for their employees, including masks, face shields, and sanitizer, beginning this weekend. This equipment is part of a larger donation to small businesses across California by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Office of the Small Business Advocate. Santa Barbara’s distribution of the PPE will be overseen by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chambers and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as well as Downtown Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara has seven pallets of PPE available for distribution. They are currently being distributed by staff outside the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization, located at 27 E. De La Guerra Street, Suite B. All interested employers should arrive wearing a face mask, and come with their number of employees and business information. At this time, employers can expect up to 30 days supply of PPE for businesses with up to 20 employees. The PPE pick up times are 12 to 3 pm on August 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. Those interested in volunteering with distributing the equipment should email erik@downtownsb.org. Downtown Santa Barbara’s COVID-19 Resources and Updates page can be accessed at www.downtownsb.org/resources.

Five Additional Inmate COVID-19 Cases Discovered at the Main Jail

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Posted August 3, 2020

IVE ADDITIONAL INMATES at the Main Jail are COVID-19 positive. One of the inmates was COVID-19 positive at the time of arrest and was booked into the Main Jail on Sunday. The inmates’ COVID-19 condition was confirmed through community testing prior to booking. The inmate was immediately housed in a negative pressure room and is being medically monitored. Four inmates from general population were found to be COVID-19 positive through contact tracing from a previous positive case who had since been released. A total of 17 inmates in the affected housing area were tested on Friday, July 30th, 2020. One of the inmates was found to be COVID-19 positive on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 and three more were found on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. The remaining 13 inmates from that housing area tested negative for COVID-19 and are being monitored. This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive inmates who have been housed at the Main Jail to 14.


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INCO RECLUSOS ADICIONALES EN LA CÁRCEL PRINCIPAL son COVID-19 positivos. Uno de los reclusos era positivo para COVID-19 en el momento del arresto y fue ingresado en la cárcel principal el domingo. La condición COVID-19 de los reclusos se confirmó mediante pruebas comunitarias antes de la reserva. El recluso fue alojado inmediatamente en una sala de presión negativa y está siendo monitoreado médicamente. Se encontró que cuatro reclusos de la población general eran positivos para COVID-19 mediante el rastreo de contactos de un caso positivo anterior que había sido liberado. Un total de 17 reclusos en el área de vivienda afectada fueron examinados el viernes 30 de julio de 2020. Se encontró que uno de los reclusos era COVID-19 positivo el sábado 1 de agosto de 2020 y tres más se encontraron el domingo 2 de agosto. 2020. Los 13 reclusos restantes de esa área de vivienda dieron negativo para COVID-19 y están siendo monitoreados. Esto eleva a 14 el número total de reclusos positivos para COVID-19 que han sido alojados en la Cárcel Principal.


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Listening for Lockdown

Researchers discover a new window into societal behavior during the pandemic through seismographic noise By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

on the seismogram,” Xiao said. “It was pretty interesting that we could find some relationship between the GDP and human noise. So I kept looking at this seismic station. After a long time, I checked it again and found the sudden decrease of the noise energy.” Enshi had just gone into lockdown, and the results were dramatic. Anthropogenic noise quickly dropped by 12 decibels to levels not seen in decades. “It was equivalent to the abrupt cessation of roughly 20 years’ worth of urbanization and development activity,” the authors wrote. What’s more, noise began increasing seven weeks later, suggesting that Enshi started to gradually reopen around two weeks before the official lift of the lockdown. The case was similar for other quarantined cities that Xiao checked, such as Wuhan. Even in Beijing, which hadn’t instituted a formal lockdown, he could still see a clear decrease in anthropogenic noise, a proxy for economic output. He decided to look at seismic data from Italy, which was also instituting measures to control the pandemic. He analyzed data from seismic stations in Milan, Torino, and outside Rome. Twenty years of seismic noise tracks increasing economic activity in Enshi, Just from the data, he could tell that China, until it abruptly quiets when the city goes into lockdown. “although it was one of the toughest responses implemented outside of China, Italy’s lockdown policy was less strict than China,” Xiao wrote. lockdown strategies, as well as whether people are abiding by The absence of a dramatic decrease made various restrictions. sense in context, since, unlike in China, the “The big surprise is that we can monitor people’s activities Italian cities continued running their public just using the seismic noise,” Xiao said. “And we can monitor transit systems. “This seems to corroborate the a pretty large area just using one seismometer.” inference that the primary noise source was This paper is only the beginning of research on the public transportation,” Xiao wrote, “which was correlation between societal activity and low frequency not impacted by the lockdown.” sound. “Han was one of the very first people, really anywhere, The signals from Milan also showed a strong to notice this particular relationship,” said Eilon. The periodicity, in contrast to the data from Enshi. researchers are now part of a grassroots collaboration of This represents the weekends, Eilon explained, seismologists around the world that just published a big and suggests that activity in the Chinese city summary paper in Science describing these lockdown trends doesn’t differ markedly between weekdays and across different countries. weekends. Xiao has already begun to hear from sociologists “This isn’t the main result of the paper, but interested in his work, and has given them access to his code it’s an incredibly powerful illustration of just as well as the raw data. He has also begun testing a mini how rich and sensitive the seismic noise dataset seismometer to see whether several of the stations could help is for describing societal behavior and societal monitor activity on campus. Anthropogenic noise suddenly dropped off as Enshi enters lockdown and activity,” Eilon said. The team sees a lot of promise in seismic monitoring. began gradually increasing about a week before restrictions lift. The team later applied this technique to “This paper demonstrates that seismic noise is a very good seismic data from New York City. “There’s no way to monitor people’s activity,” said Xiao, “especially departure from normal until mid-March,” said because it is 100 percent anonymized.” Eilon, “and by Mid-March we already knew Eilon agrees. “This is a new opportunity with a lot of something was going on.” people newly looking at this problem,” he said. Most of “We can watch over the next two-and-athe researchers collaborating on the synthesis paper aren’t half weeks as New Yorkers took this more and anthropogenic seismic noise specialists. They’re seismologists more seriously, as measured by this noise,” he who study the Earth. And they’re just beginning to concluded. understand the applications for this tool they’ve started using. “It’s hard to predict where an entire, new, burgeoning A new field subset of a scientific field will go,” Eilon acknowledged. “But suddenly there’s huge new interest in thinking about all of the Scientists have just realized they can see ways in which this could move further.” the effect of the pandemic on daily life and economic output using seismometers. They can Printed with permission of UCSB Office of watch it slow as regions go into lockdown and Public Affairs and Communications they can see it ramp back up as restrictions lift. They can even see differences between different


Image courtesy of Han Xiao

Image courtesy of Han Xiao

Image courtesy of Han Xiao

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Photo courtesy of UC Santa Barbara

ITH THEIR EARS METAPHORICALLY TO THE GROUND, seismologists can detect a great number of phenomena aside from just earthquakes. That said, they often disregard sounds above the frequency of 1 Hertz. It’s generally a mixture of motorways, industry, rail and other human activities, not the Earth processes that tend to pique their curiosity. However, UC Santa Barbara geophysics doctoral student Han Xiao saw a diamond in these dregs one day, as noise levels plummeted in Enshi, China, following the institution of a COVID-19related lockdown. Recalled coauthor Zach Eilon, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth Science, “During our group meeting just before the university locked down, Han came in and said, Han Xiao ‘guys, I’m not going to show the stuff I’ve been working on for the last two years. I took a look at this data, and look what it shows.’” “Basically we were just open-mouthed,” Eilon said, recalling the group’s reaction to the precipitous drop in seismic noise. Along with UCSB professors Chen Ji and Toshiro Tanimoto, he urged Xiao put aside his previous research and devote himself to a new study. Xiao’s analysis, co-authored by Ji and Tanimoto, appears in Seismology Research Letters. Xiao had been interested in the rise in anthropogenic noise in China over the past 20 Zach Eilon years, which appeared to correlate with local gross domestic product (GDP). Although he had considered it intriguing, the seismologist didn’t know quite how to explore the phenomenon further. “I was just curious if we can see the lockdown effect

Seismic data from Milan remained relatively stable throughout the quarantine.

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