VOICE Magazine: September 11, 2020

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Friday, September 11, 2020

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UCSB research has discovered a fresco mural with the image of an iconic California nurse, Biddy Mason 11

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Statistics show 93 percent of BLM protests have been peaceful – like Santa Barbara’s 7

In This Issue

Girls Inc. Learning and Enrichment Center Offers Solutions for Working Parents

Photo of Rhiannon Giddens courtesy of UCSB A&L

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . *5-7, 9, 11, 19-21 *Foodbank of SBC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-17 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



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Honored 2020 Celebration Virtual Event Thursday, October 1st, 5pm Tickets: $150 Proceeds directly fund Girls Inc. programs and remote learning support for girls and teens in our community.

Photo by Phil Channing

Photo by Mark Whitehurst / VOICE

Peaceful Protests

Photo courtesy Girls Inc of Greater Santa Barbara

Plans developed for the Moullet House Garden to be restored and revitalized by the Trust for Historic Preservation 20

House Calls, a new series presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures will brighten your cultural life


www.girlsincsb.org/Celebration2020 David Krieger to receive Santa Barbara United Nations Association Peace Prize


VOICE Magazine cover story see page


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Providing Safe Spaces for Girls to Learn During the Pandemic

Celebration Virtual Event on October 1st to raise funds to support girls’ remote learning


By Kristen E. Weaver, Girls Inc. of Greater SB

Photos courtesy Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

S WE ENTER THE FALL AND YOUTH RETURN TO SCHOOL, families in our community face new challenges juggling full-time work with managing their child’s fulltime remote learning. Many families have turned to learning pods and hiring tutors for help. Unfortunately, these options are not realistic or sustainable for a significant number of families in our community who have limited or no access to childcare or academic support during the school day. To meet this critical need for parents and girls, Girls Inc. has transformed its Goleta Valley and Teen Center into a learning and enrichment center that provides full-day programming in a safe, pro-girl environment. At the Girls Inc. Learning and Enrichment Center, girls and teens bring their remote learning devices and school materials each morning and log on to their online classes while their parents are

2020 Celebration Virtual Event Raise a glass to resilience as our annual

Celebration Luncheon

becomes a virtual cocktail event!

Proceeds from this event directly benefit Girls Inc.’s learning and enrichment center and remote learning support for girls and teens during the pandemic.

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 5pm Live stream • Tickets: $150 each. Sponsorships available.


working. In contrast to the three-hours per day traditional afterschool program Girls Inc. provided before the pandemic, youth now spend full days at the center. Girls are assigned to learning teams with dedicated facilitators for the duration of the program. In these smaller learning groups, trained Girls Inc. staff – many of whom are already familiar to and trusted by the girls and teens – guide students through their remote learning, making sure they log on to their classes and helping them focus and complete their work throughout their virtual school day. Girls benefit from learning in a physically safe environment, socializing regularly within their learning team, and receiving consistent support to help them succeed academically. “We are keenly aware of the challenges remote learning poses for parents, and for girls and their academic, social, and emotional needs,” said Barbara Ben-Horin, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara CEO. “By turning our Goleta Center into a learning and enrichment center, we can still offer girls a safe environment in which to learn and thrive while giving parents peace of mind that their children are learning and being supported while they are working.” In addition to providing technical help and academic support, Girls Inc. facilitators are emphasizing physical movement activities and creative “brain breaks” for youth throughout the day. Strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent) programming supplements the remote learning as the various school schedules allow, maintaining a positive, pro-girl environment amidst the disruption and uncertainty students face in their learning routines. Earlier this summer, Girls Inc.’s Health & Safety Coordinator Stephanie Lopez Lozano (a former Girls Inc. facilitator) led the implementation of several COVID-19 protocols for the modified summer program, which began in July. These protocols for staff, girls, and families remain in place for fall and continue to be enhanced as needed, or as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Parents will notice new processes that include curbside drop-off and pick up, reconfigured


Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Learning and Enrichment Center Goleta Valley and Teen Center, 4973 Hollister Ave. Mon.-Fri., 8am-3pm • Ages 5 to 18 • $125-$250 per week Financial assistance is available. Girls Inc. also offers a ten percent sibling discount. Parents who are able may contribute an additional $50 per week to help cover the program fees for families who have been significantly impacted economically by the pandemic. To register, visit www.girlsincsb.org or call 805-967-0319. Parents can also send questions to info@girlsincsb.org. classroom spaces that respect social distancing guidelines, mandatory mask requirements, reduced service capacity, and daily staff and girl health checks before entering the center. The center is also disinfected throughout the day and undergoes a thorough sanitizing cleaning each evening. While service capacity is reduced during the pandemic, Girls Inc. is able to serve the city’s most vulnerable populations, thanks to a grant from the United Way of Santa Barbara County. As a partner in United Way’s Learning and Enrichment Centers Collaborative, Girls Inc. can provide an additional 25 spaces at its Goleta Center and 14 spaces at its Santa Barbara campus (531 E. Ortega St.) to support remote learning for girls with critical needs including homelessness, financial hardship, and parents who are essential workers. “We are happy to be a part of this nonprofit collective to serve girls who are particularly vulnerable during the pandemic, who may be housing insecure or have limited support for academics at home,” said Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Director of Programs Kristina Webster. “All girls deserve to succeed and learn in a safe environment to help ensure their academic progress isn’t disrupted.”



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YOUR GOOD TRENDS IN POPULAR PICTURES P H O T O G R A P H Y LIVE VIA ZOOM MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 28 | 5 PM In her new book, Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography, art historian Kim Beil traces 50 stylistic trends through 175 years of photographic practice. In this conversation via Zoom, she discusses elements of contemporary pictures that seem unassailably good, and shows that these judgments are actually recent developments, which overturn decades of previous advice on how to make good pictures. In the second half of the program, Beil comments on pictures submitted in advance by the audience, placing family photos (1880–1980) in the context of photo history. To have your photos included in the conversation, send images to communityprograms@sbma.net by 9/21.

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Community News First 5 Santa Barbara County Distribuirán Suministros de Emergencia a los Programas de Cuidado Infantil

First 5 Santa Barbara County To Distribute Emergency Supplies To Child Care Progams


LOVES, DISPOSABLE ADULT MASKS, AND DISINFECTING WIPES will aid local programs in safely caring for young children, ages zero to five, in the community so that families can return to work. First 5 Santa Barbara recently received its first shipment of the most requested and hard to secure supplies for childcare providers caring for the children of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. First 5 Santa Barbara partnered with Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and California Department of Public Health to secure these much needed materials. “Supporting our essential workers with the necessary materials to protect their health during COVID-19 and therefore be able to continue in their ability to work is critical,” noted Kelly Hubbard, Office of Emergency Management.

“First 5 Santa Barbara County and partners are pleased to continue providing essential materials to ensure ongoing healthy and safe practices in childcare spaces. This is important to ensure that the focus is on providing the care and not worrying about running out of materials to keep our children and childcare providers safe. Child care continues to be the backbone of our economy, allowing parents to go to work and keep society functioning,” shared Wendy Sims Moten, Executive Director of First 5 Santa Barbara County. Center based childcare programs may submit their supply request to First 5. Distribution of these supplies will take place at the First 5 Santa Maria and Santa Barbara office locations starting the week of September 14th.

For more info visit www.first5sbc.org/trs, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/ F5SBC/, or call (805) 560-1039.


UANTES, CUBREBOCAS DESECHABLES PARA ADULTOS Y TOALLITAS DESINFECTANTES ayudarán a los programas de cuidado infantil a cuidar a los niños más pequeños, de cero a cinco años, en la comunidad para que las familias puedan volver a su trabajo. First 5 Santa Barbara recibieron recientemente su primer envío de los suministros más solicitados y difíciles de adquirir para los proveedores de cuidado infantil que cuidan a los niños de nuestras comunidades durante la pandemia COVID-19. First 5 Santa Barbara se asoció con la Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Santa Bárbara, la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Gobernador de California y el Departamento de Salud Pública de California para adquirir estos materiales tan necesarios. “Apoyar a nuestros trabajadores esenciales con los materiales necesarios para proteger su salud durante COVID-19 y por lo tanto poder continuar en su función de trabajo es fundamental,” afirmó Kelly Hubbard, de la Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias.

“First 5 Santa Barbara County y sus socios se complacen en continuar proporcionando materiales esenciales para asegurar prácticas sanas y seguras en los espacios de cuidado infantil. Esto es importante para asegurarnos de que el enfoque está en proveer el cuidado y no preocuparse por agotar los materiales para mantener a nuestros niños y a los proveedores de cuidado infantil seguros. El cuidado infantil sigue siendo, la base de nuestra economía, permitiendo a los padres ir a trabajar y mantener la sociedad funcionando,” compartió Wendy Sims-Moten, Directora Ejecutiva de First 5 Santa Barbara County. Los programas basados en centros de cuidado infantil pueden enviar su solicitud de suministros a First 5. La distribución de estos suministros se llevará a cabo en las oficinas de First 5 en Santa María y Santa Bárbara a partir de la semana del 14 de septiembre. Para más información, visita www.first5sbc.org/trs, Facebook en https://www.facebook.com/F5SBC/, o llama al (805) 560-1039.

United Way of Santa Barbara County To Distribute $2.6 Million of CARES Act Funding


N PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, the City of Santa Barbara, and the City of Goleta, United Way of Santa Barbara County is offering rental assistance and other disaster response grants to eligible individuals and families. The funds were through federal grants received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). In total, $2.6 million has been awarded to United Way to manage and provide emergency rental assistance grants and other disaster response funding to our county’s most vulnerable individuals and families. “The pandemic has highlighted the precarious financial situation and extreme stress many County residents are experiencing,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way. “Every day we hear from local individuals who have lost work and cannot afford rent, food, medicines, or other necessary bills due to the current health crisis. Thanks to our partners, the County of Santa Barbara, the City of Santa Barbara, and the City of Goleta, many of these individuals can now meet these basic needs.” Eligible applicants for these grants must meet specific requirements. New funding opportunities and links to apply follow. County of Santa Barbara Rental Assistance $2,000,000 will provide rental assistance for income-qualified individuals living in unincorporated parts of Santa Barbara County.

To apply, visit: www.unitedwaysb.org/rental-assistance

County of Santa Barbara Disaster Assistance $200,000 will provide grants to support the safe isolation of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Public Health Department will directly refer individuals who have tested positive to UWSBC. City of Santa Barbara Rental Assistance $352,965 has been awarded to provide rental

assistance for individuals living in the City of Santa Barbara. Due to high demand, these funds have been fully allocated; however, City of Santa Barbara residents in need may be eligible for funding through the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort. To apply, visit

United Way Creates Learning & Enrichment Centers


HIS SEPTEMBER, HUNDREDS OF LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN ARE BEGINNING THEIR FALL LESSONS and new grades on an entirely virtual platform. September also marks six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many members of our community into financial strain. www.unitedwaysb.org/covid-19-response-grants To offer community assistance and support for both of these ongoing situations, United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) City of Goleta Emergency Grants has announced its creation of $42,676 will provide emergency the Learning and Enrichment financial assistance for incomeCOVID-19 RESPONSE Centers Collaborative. qualified senior citizens living in the The Learning and City of Goleta. To apply, visit: Through collaboration with our local community partners... Enrichment Centers www.unitedwaysb.org/covid-19-response-grants Collaborative aims to offer Through the COVID-19 Joint child care and additional Response Effort for Santa Barbara educational resources to local $1.9M RAISED $4.6M SECURED County, United Way, Santa Barbara through the Joint Response Effort from the $4.6M raised to provide families in need amidst distance Foundation, and Hutton Parker for Santa Barbara County to Individual Assistance Grants for learning. In order to make this respond to community needs local households Foundation have been partnering collaborative a reality, UWSBC since March 2020 to address local has teamed with many partner community needs resulting from the schools, local philanthropists, COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 2 , 1 0 0 + HOUSEHOLDS 127 NONPROFITS and youth-serving agencies to Joint Response Effort has already have received individual have received a total of expand on existing locations’ assistance checks from United $1.94M in support grants from provided COVID-19 related assistance facilities. Currently, their goal Way of Santa Barbara County the Joint Response Effort grants totaling more than $4 million is to support 750 to a thousand to 2,000 individuals and 127 nonvulnerable students, including profit organizations. homeless and foster youth, $ 2 . 6 M RECEIVED $ 5 7 0 , 0 0 0 RAISED To learn more about United Way’s children of essential workers, in CARES Act funds to provide for Learning & Enrichment Centers COVID-19 response activities, visit: and students who qualify for Emergency Rental Assistance for 342 students in partnership with www.unitedwaysb.org/covid19. Grants and other services 6 school districts and 8 nonprofits free or reduced meals. Thanks to United Way of Santa Barbara County partnerships with the Carpinteria, has the unique and positive vision that Goleta, Santa Barbara, Hope, “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC Guadalupe, and Santa Maria $ 6 8 5 , 0 0 0 RAISED $ 3 7 5 , 0 0 0 RAISED has served Santa Barbara County Bonita school districts, as well for emergency child care services for a Critical Needs Fund to community through funding, volunteer for up to 278 children in Santa assist Public Health contact as eight nonprofits, UWSBC has development, and by utilizing its own Barbara, Lompoc, and Santa Maria tracing and isolation capacity already created 342 spaces to host unique initiatives that involve dozens Learning and Enrichment Centers of local nonprofit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community for twelve weeks. Participating driven Power of Partnership™ priorities 3 8 , 0 0 0 STUDENTS 3 5 0 STUDENTS students will be determined by help children, families and seniors with have been using United Way literacy had access to United Way's district representatives’ adhering a focus on Education, Income and tools to improve academic skills in adapted virtual Fun in the Sun to targeted priority lists and Health. www.unitedwaysb.org a virtual learning environment learning program this summer school districts’ referral processes. Above are highlights from United Way COVID-19 response efforts as of September 8, 2020. Visit unitedwaysb.org/covid19 to learn more.



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Community News Our Best Foot Forward

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

Structure Fire at 26 West Arrellaga Street By David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB Causes Significant Property Damage Y FRIEND AND PREDECESSOR AT HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA, Gail Rink,


Photos by John Palminteri

used toOF say, “we die the way we live...” I never quite understood what she meant by that, but N THE MIDST it has become more clear during this pandemic. I now believe she meant was that when DEVASTATING push comes to shove (ie death or...a scary pandemic) our personality traits become more FIRES ACROSS crystallized and our truest selves and priorities are revealed. During our recent Hospice of Santa Barbara CALIFORNIA, staffSTRUCTURE “Zoom’ meetings, A FIRE many have likened the pandemic, and responses to it, to what is often experienced BROKE OUT IN SANTA at the end of life. Prioritizing what is most precious to us, examining our BARBARA THURSDAY relationship with a higher power, making peace with and journeying into the MORNING. At 5:25am, unknown, bringing in others for comfort and support, and making good use the Santa Barbara City Fireof our time. I like to think that we at Hospice of Santa Barbara are also rising to our best selves in the midst of this crisis. Department was dispatched to a reported chimney fire As we all are managing new challenges and stressors during these strange at 26 West Arrellaga Streettimes, I wanted to share some positive news about Hospice of Santa Barbara #9. Upon arrival, crews and how we are navigating the work that we are for clients and our community. had smoke showing from doing a First, I am proud to say that there has been second story apartment at little to no disruption of services for our patients that location. It was quickly David Selberg, determined it was notbecause we had already been set up for, and were CEO Hospicethat of SB using, services to COVID-19. a chimney fire. Immediately aftertele-health arrival, the front prior window of the apartment blew out resulting in For our individual and group counseling as well as Patient Services, heavy fire coming from the unit. An aggressive coordinatedCare fire attack was made and the fire was we quickly set up tele-health for those services as well. We also expanded controlled within 15 minutes. someTwo of our outreach to include those who haveatbeen indirectly residents were inside the apartment the directly time of and the fire. One resident was awake and impacted by the pandemic. We are currently supporting twelve COVID-19 alerted to a smell of smoke. Upon entering the bedroom, the smoke detector activated. The second PCS patients their and families we haveexited one incoming COVID-19 clientinjury. occupant wasand roused bothand residents the apartment without on the bereavement side. Unfortunately, considering the current trend, our One downstairs unit sustained water expectation is that more in this category will come in. damage and there was heavy smoke In response to the growing need to support the greater Santa Barbara damage to the upstairs walkway and community (and beyond) with COVID-19 emotional supportive common overhang. information, Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering a comprehensiveThe resource City Fire Department page called Coping With COVID-19. It includes videos and articles by ourwith three engine companies, responded Community Education staff of dedicated experts, therapists, and oneclergy. truck company, one battalion chief, Topics include relevant issues about mental health we are all facing during the lighting unit. and one air and global pandemic. You can find information on grieving the loss of The normalcy, Red Cross will assist the managing panic and anxiety, cultivating resilience, and compassion, etc. occupants. displaced We recognized early on that seniors in Santa Barbara have immediate andofpressing from health The cause the fireneeds, was determined care and supportive services, to emotional support and “connections” as we move through this pandemic. to be a malfunctioning wall heater. Hospice of Santa Barbara has stepped up our outreach to seniors and their families who are either Damage is estimated at $250,000. financially, emotionally, or physically compromised. Also, due to the current coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, many people in the Spanishspeaking Latino community were not getting the important information they may need for themselves and their families. For years, the Spanish-speaking community has struggled to receive timely, culturallyappropriate information related to emerging needs. In partnership with Hospice of Santa Barbara, Mi Vida, Mi Voz, a collaboration of local Latino-serving organizations, pivoted to address this critical need. With the pandemic’s disproportionate health and economic impact in the Latino community, this critical information is more relevant than ever. To learn more visit: www.mividamivoz.com. We greatly appreciate the support that we have received from the community during this time. To learn more about our work please visit www.Hospiceofsantabarbara.org

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Por David Selberg, CEO Hospice of SB Encouraging Book Sales!


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También ampliamos parte de nuestro alcance para incluir a aquellos que han sido afectados directa e indirectamente por la pandemia. Actualmente estamos apoyando a doce pacientes PCS con COVID-19 y sus familias y tenemos un cliente con COVID-19 en el lado del duelo. Desafortunadamente, OTTAGE HEALTH IS NOWentrante ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for considerando laPartnership tendencia actual, nuestraBehavioral expectativa esHealth que entren más en the 2021-2022 Community Grants esta categoría. Initiative. Committed to funding efforts that address community needs En respuesta a la crecientethe necesidad de apoyar a la gran comunidad through evidence-based interventions, 2021-2022 Behavioral Health de Santa Bárbara (y más allá) con información de apoyo emocional de COVIDInitiative brings a new focus to improving behavioral health outcomes and quality 19, Hospice of Santa Barbarain ofrece unaand página de recursosBarbara completa of life for children and youth, and their families, south mid-Santa llamada “Lidiando con COVID-19.” Incluye videos y artículos de nuestro County. de Educación Comunitaria de expertos, y clérigos Guided by communitypersonal input collected during Cottage Health’sterapeutas Community dedicados. Los temas incluyen cuestiones relevantes sobre la salud mental Health Needs Assessment and Listening Tour, the grants program offers a multitodos estamos enfrentando durante pandemia mundial. year funding opportunity que to promote collaboration acrosslaorganizations andPuedes takes encontrar información sobresupport. el duelo por la pérdida de la normalidad, el an initiative-level approach to behavioral health del pánico y la ansiedad, cultivando resiliencia y la compasión, etc. The Behavioral Healthmanejo Initiative includes an emphasis on la health equity and Reconocimos desde el principio que las personas mayores en Santa Bárbara tienen necesidades urgentes e partners to implement each of these three key strategies: inmediatas, desdeaccess atención y servicios de apoyo, hasta apoyo emocional y “conexiones” a medida que • Increase to médica behavioral health services; avanzamos en esta pandemia. Hospice of and Santautilizing Barbara habehavioral intensificadohealth nuestro services acercamiento a las personas • Reduce barriers to accessing through mayores y sus familias que se encuentran comprometidas financiera, emocional o físicamente. policy and systems change efforts; and a la crisis económica y health la pandemia actual del coronavirus, muchas personas de la •Además, Reducedebido the rates of behavioral needs through prevention efforts. comunidad de habla hispana no estaban recibiendo la información importanteSeptember que podrían necesitar Anlatina application workshop will be held virtually on Thursday, 10th, para ellos2020 y sus familias. Durante años, laRSVP comunidad de habla hispana haat tenido problemas para recibir información from 1:30-2:30pm. to Leah Wooldridge lwooldri@sbch.org to receive oportuna y culturalmente apropiada relacionada con las necesidades emergentes. En asociación con Hospice of a link to the meeting. Santa Barbara, Mi Vida, Mi Voz, una colaboración de organizaciones locales que sirven a los latinos, pivotó para Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020. To learn more abordar estathe necesidad Con eltoimpacto en la salud y la economía de la pandemia en about grantscrítica. and how apply,desproporcionado visit www.cottagehealth.org/population-health. la comunidad latina, esta información crítica es más relevante que nunca. Para obtener más información, visita: The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care www.mividamivoz.com. to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Agradecemos enormemente el apoyo que hemos recibidoInstitute, de la comunidad durante este tiempo. Para Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical obtener más información sobre nuestro trabajo, visita www.Hospiceofsantabarbara.org

2021-2022 Behavioral Health Initiative Request for Proposals


staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found Cuídate,only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. www.cottagehealth.org

Be well,

David Selberg

David Selberg

CEO, Hospice of SB

CEO, Hospice of SB

Keynote Speaker: Pico Iyer

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

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

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

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

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Santa Barbara residents are bravely facing Seis meses después de la pandemia COVID-19, residentes Santa Bárbara se enfrentan con valor a “This prize truly recognizes our amazing community peace around More than 93hours, percent of all demonstrations BLM loss, havenot nottoengaged or la tensión de la reducción the strain of reduced work furloughs, layoffs, job andby income mentionina violence loss de horas de trabajo, suspensiones, despidos, pérdida demembers empleo ewaging ingresos, sin mencionar the globe, advancing the cause of human rights, and destructive behavior. Peaceful protests were reported in over 2,400 distinct locations around the in federal unemployment aid and state benefits that have been exhausted. Many families are la pérdida de la ayuda federal por desempleo y los beneficios estatales que se han agotado. Muchas familias se ven nations advance key supplies and country. Violentfrom demonstrations, meanwhile, been to feweratthan 220due locations —obligadas under a reducirhelping forced to downsize two to one income in orderhave to care forlimited young children home to de dos adeveloping uno los ingresos para cuidar awith los niños pequeños en casa debido a que la guardería es said Peace Committee co-chair Debbie ten percent the or areas that experienced protests, according a studyprogram. called the U.S.inasequible Crisis unaffordable dayofcare to manage their schoolpeaceful age student’s online distanceto learning o para infrastructure,” administrar el programa de Prize aprendizaje a distancia en línea de sus estudiantes en edad escolar. Cregan, with For Human International. bydownturn the Armedcomes Conflict Location Data the Bridging Divides Initiative at ThisMonitor economic at a time whenand our Event residents areproject alreadyand stressed from coping Esta recesión económica llega enYouth un momento en queRights nuestros residentes ya están estresados por lidiar con The 2020 awardees also include Barbara Tellefson Princeton University. with sky-high rents and a historically low inventory of clean, decent, affordable housing. These alquileres altísimos y un inventario históricamente bajo de viviendas limpias,ofdecentes y asequibles. Estas fuerzas The Unity Shoppe, an organization that empowers According to the study, “Between 26 May, the day after Floyd’s death, and 22 August, ACLED negative forces have bred a looming crisis as we enter a new month when rent is due and tenants, negativas han generado una crisis que se avecina medida que entramos enpeople un nuevo mes, cuando la renta se vence experiencing poverty and hardship, and Thomas Tighe ofindefinida, no tienen forma de over 7,750 even though they are protected by an open-ended eviction moratorium, have no wayrecords to pay for y los inquilinos, a pesar de que están protegidos por una moratoria de desalojo Direct Relief International, which provides critical medical demonstrations linked mounting back rent. pagar el aumento del alquiler atrasado. supplies for humanitarian aid elglobally. to the BLM movement According to the PewTrust.org’s Stateline blog, “Housing Según blog Stateline de PewTrust.org, “Los defensores de la vivienda David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace across more than 2,440 advocates fear a surge in evictions and homelessness. An temen un aumento de los desalojos y la falta de vivienda. Se estima que Foundation, and served president the day NAPF locations in all 50 states estimated 19 to 23 million renters risk being evicted by entreas19itsy 23 millonesfrom de inquilinos corren el riesgo de ser desalojados opened its doors in antes 1982 del until when he según retired.el He and Washington, DC.” September 30th, according to the Aspen Institute.” “Eviction 302019, de septiembre, Instituto Aspen.” “Las moratorias de has been a leader indesalojo, the global abolish nuclear While public David Krieger, moratoriums, on their own, aren’t enough — they simply pormovement sí solas, notoson suficientes; simplemente retrasanPresident lo inevitable weapons and build a more peaceful world. Under Krieger’s of thepropietarios Nuclear Age perception has run delay the inevitable as renters accrue debt and small a medida que los inquilinos acumulan deudas yEmeritus los pequeños Foundation leadership, the Nuclear Agepor Peace Foundation createdsin many counter to these landlords struggle to operate their properties without rental luchan operar sus propiedades ingresosPeace de alquiler, ” dijo Diane innovative and important initiatives for building peace, statistics, the Antiincome,” Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Yentel, presidenta y directora ejecutiva de la Coalición Nacional de Vivienda strengthening international law, abolishing nuclear weapons, empowering peace Las Defamation League has Low Income Housing Coalition, told Stateline in an email. para Personas con Bajos Ingresos, a Statelineand en un correo electrónico. leaders. documented organized Eviction moratoriums, Yentel wrote, “must be paired with moratorias de desalojo, escribió Yentel, “deben ir acompañadas de una Krieger has lectured throughout thesustancial world onyissues of peace, security,alinternational disinformation substantial and sustained rental assistance.” At least $100 asistencia de alquiler sostenida. ” Se necesitan menos $100 mil law, and the abolition of nuclear receivedalojados many awards for his work campaigns aimed at billion is needed to keep renters stably housed during and millones para weapons mantenerand a loshas inquilinos de manera estable durante for a more peaceful and nuclear weapons-free world. He has been interviewed on CNN, spreading a “ deliberate after the pandemic, she said. y después de la pandemia, dijo. The Barbara protest, likeCity overof90 percent of protests this summer, was MSNBC, BBC, and many national and international television radio(HACSB, programs. mischaracterization of TheSanta Housing Authority of the Santa Barbara Laother Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Santaand Bárbara por a peaceful protest “This is such a well-deserved honorparticipa for David,” expressed Wayman, NAPF’s groups or movements, (HACSB) is actively engaged in addressing these daunting sus siglas en inglés) activamente enRick abordar estas abrumadoras current President and CEO. “In my travelsdearound the world representing – whether which portrayed activists who support Black Lives Matter as violent extremists (ADL, 2020). circumstances through their landlord incentive program. circunstancias a través su programa de incentivos paraNAPF propietarios. El at United Nations events, a conference in Hiroshima, or a lecture at a college in rural “Despite the fact that demonstrations associated with the BLM movement have been The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed Programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda de la Sección 8 está diseñado Wisconsin – I wouldpara always meet peopley retener who were in their for David’s work. overwhelmingly more than nine percent to attract, enroll, andpeaceful, retain rental property owners and — or nearly one in ten — have been met with atraer, inscribir a loseffusive propietarios depraise propiedades de alquiler I often heard comments such as, ‘He inspired me tode dedicate my life todesean peace,’lograr or, ‘I have government intervention, compared to to three percent property management companies who want achieve an of all other demonstrations. This also marks a y las empresas de administración propiedades que un of his books on my bookshelf,’ or un ‘I value courageconstante. in speaking out for peace in all generalboost increase in intervention relative to athis timerevenue last year. In July 2019, authorities intervened economic by keeping their unitsrates occupied with steady stream. impulso económicomany al mantener sus unidades ocupadas con flujo his de ingresos situations.’” inGuaranteed, under two“pandemic-proof” percent of all demonstrations — fewer than 30 events — relative to July 2020, when they rental income is just one of many landlord “perks” that come Los ingresos por alquiler garantizados y “a prueba de pandemias” son solo uno de los muchos “beneficios” Wayman went say,del “AllPrograma of the work that NAPF continues to do in Barbara, intervened percentSection of all demonstrations —Voucher or over 170 events.” from being partinofnine the HACSB 8 Housing Choice Program. A few of the many para los propietarios que provienen de on serto parte de Vales de Elección de Vivienda deSanta la Sección 8 around United States, and across the world beendemade by the vision of The study encompasses protests several movements: unrest related to the COVID-19de HACSB. Algunos other benefits include: $500 signing bonusfrom for new landlords leasing up a Section 8 participant de los the muchos otros beneficios incluyen: bono dehas firma $500 possible para nuevos propietarios Kriegerdeand NAPF’s8 co-founders in creating institution dedicated to achieving movement, motivated violence of thereimbursement November general the withpandemic a City issued voucher;politically Available Section 8 unit damageahead protection; to theelection, and que arriendan a unDavid participante la Sección con un vale emitido por laanCiudad; Protección contra daños de peace in the age of nuclear weapons.” Black Lives Matter movement. owner of up to $2,000 for unpaid unit damages, rent, and related court costs; Referral bonus of la unidad de Sección 8 disponible; reembolso al propietario de hasta $2,000 por daños a la unidad no pagados, Thisrelacionados; year’s event Bono themepor is “Celebrating Santa Barbara Stars Changing The World” study summarizes by looking forward: “While these data presentnot only a snapshot $100 toThe person referring a new landlord to the program (Section 8 participants eligible); and of alquiler y costos judiciales recomendación de $100 a la persona que refiera a un nuevo and features a special keynote speech byson Ambassador Chowdhury, formerdeUN demonstration andstaff political violence in America, trendlines are clear:is demonstrations a Dedicated Housingactivity Authority to answer questions when athe housing case manager not propietario al programa (los participantes de la Sección 8 no elegibles); Anwarul y un personal de la Autoridad from Bangladesh, UN Under-Secretary, founder of the United have erupted en masse around the country, and they are increasingly met with violence by stateVivienda actors, dedicadoAmbassador available. para responder preguntas cuandoformer un administrador de casos deand vivienda no esté disponible. Nations Culture of Peace organization. Krieger will be introduced at the event by White, non-state actors, and counter-demonstrators alike. With two months until the election, the U.S. faces “En un momento en que nuestra salud está entrelazada con la necesidad de estabilidad y seguridad queJoe proviene “In a time when our health is intertwined with the need for the stability and security that director of A Year Without War, who received the prize last year. deep divisions over racial inequality, the role of the police, and economic hardship exacerbated by an de tener un lugar al que llamar hogar, nuestra organización está trabajando para garantizar que las personas y las comes from having a place to call home, our organization is working to ensure that individuals “This is an unprecedented time in human to beDirector sure,” said Santa Barbara pandemic response. Thehoused, administration hasFredericks, taken multiple steps to inflame these tensions, familias tengan los medios para permanecer alojados, ” compartió Robhistory, Fredericks, Ejecutivo y CEO deUnited andineffective families have the means to remain ” shared Rob HACSB Executive Nations Association President Barbara Gaughen-Muller. look at ourhan three incredible from and announcing federal deployments in ‘Democrat-led like Chicago HACSB. “Nadie debería tener que preocuparse por ser desplazado y quedarse sin“Yet hogar porque perdido su Director CEO. “Nofurther one should have to worry about being displacedcities’ and made homelessand Albuquerque finalists for the prize! They are beacons of so much good work being done to help our ( AP, 22 July 2020 ) to threatening a postponement of the election altogether ( BBC, 30 July 2020 ). In trabajo e ingresos debido al COVID-19. Nuestro programa es una asociación ganadora de tres vías entre nuestra because they have lost their job and income due to COVID-19. Our program is a three-way world, especially rightynow. It’s imperative that we decente continuesobre to focus on encouraging that this hyper-polarized environment, state forces are that taking a more heavy-handed organización, los inquilinos que necesitan merecen mantener un techo su cabeza y los propietarios winning partnership between our organization, tenants need and deserve to keep aapproach decent to dissent, kind ofde work, andsostenibles celebrate how person makeyasustento. difference. That’s what thelosUNA more active andonassertive, andrental counter-demonstrators que dependen de ingresos alquiler para one mantener suCAN propiedad Alentamos a todos roofnon-state over theiractors head, are andbecoming property owners who rely sustainable income to maintain are looking Peace Prize is all about.” toproperty resolve their political disputes in the street. Without significant mitigation will con unidades de alquiler disponibles a que se unan a nosotros, trabajen juntos para asegurar excelentes their and livelihood. We encourage all property owners with available rentalefforts, units tothese riskspropietarios continue to intensify in the lead-up to the vote, threatening to boil over in November if election inquilinos y disfruten de todos los beneficios del Programa de Vales de Elecciónvisit de Vivienda de la Sección 8.” not come forward, join us, work together to secure great tenants, and enjoy all the benefits of the The event will be held virtually over Zoom. For reservations, www.unasb.org. You do results are delayed, inconclusive, or rejected “A menudo, losneed propietarios las empresas no The son cost conscientes de que el proceso de Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. ” as fraudulent.” to be a yUNA member de to administración attend the event. for general admission is $5. To keepproperty track of these factors in real time, check the U.S. aware Crisis Monitor, is updated weekly. calificación de su propiedad es sencillo y se lleva a cabo de manera oportuna,” señaló Skip Szymanski, director “Often ownersriskand management companies are not that the which qualification https://acleddata.com/special-projects/us-crisis-monitor/ ejecutivo adjunto/director de operaciones de HACSB. “Solo se necesitan cinco sencillos pasos de inscripción.” process for their property is straightforward and takes place in a timely fashion,” noted Skip Encuentra los pasos para solicitar y obtener la aprobación en línea en: www.hacsb.org. Szymanski, HACSB Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer. “It takes just five easy enrollment steps.” Find the steps to apply and get approved online at: www.hacsb.org.

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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



Isla Vista Youth Projects 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 200 By Appointment ONLY Contact Ana Maya, 805-869-3303 Good Shepherd Pantry 380 N. Fairview Ave. 1st Saturday, 9am

Westside Community Center 423 W. Victoria St. Every Monday and Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Friday, 9am-11am

Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave. 3rd Saturday, 8am-10am Sandpiper Apartments 375 Ellwood Beach Dr. 1st Thursday, 9am

Children’s Park (Lower Westside) 520 Wentworth Ave. 1st Tuesday, 1pm 2nd Tuesday, 1pm

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

Franklin Community Center 1136 E. Montecito St. 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm Every Thursday, 1pm


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

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

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

SOLVANG/SANTA YNEZ Bethania Lutheran Church 603 Atterdag Rd. Every Tuesday, 5:15pm-6:45pm

New Life Church 50 E. Alamar Ave. 3rd Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm

Golden Inn Village Family 890 Refugio Rd. 4th Monday, 2:30pm-4pm

Grace Food Pantry 3869 State St. 1st, 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9am-10am

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

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


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



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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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



Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Ave. CLOSED August 1-17 STARTING August 18 Every Tuesday, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Every Wednesday 1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm





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SBCC Foundation Awards Scholarships for 2020-2021 Academic Year

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HE SBCC FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED OVER $1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS to 742 SBCC students for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. “We are proud of these students who have pursued their educational goals during a very difficult year, and grateful to all of the generous donors who have invested in our community’s college and its students,” said Geoff Green, CEO of the SBCC Foundation. The President’s Scholarship and the Towbes/Luria STEM Achievement Scholarship were among those awarded. The two scholarships, each a $10,000 multi-year award, are the top prizes available through the Foundation. Kristine Sanchez is this year’s recipient of the President’s Scholarship, one of SBCC’s most prestigious honors. The scholarship, endowed through the estates of Janet and Eugene Aiches and by the Luria Foundation, Kristine Sanchez recognizes an “outstanding” student who has demonstrated service to others, academic and personal achievement, leadership, resilience in the face of hardship, and potential for future success. “As a first-generation student, it has always been my dream to be able to earn my degree and be able to help my family and myself throughout life. Winning this award means that I can fund my education without any fear or doubt holding me back,” shared Sanchez, who will be transferring to CSU Fullerton this fall to continue her studies in kinesiology with



an emphasis on strength and conditioning. Engineering major Alison Day is the first-ever recipient of the Towbes/ Luria STEM Achievement Scholarship. The new award, supported by Carrie Towbes and Kandy Luria-Budgor (through the Luria Foundation), recognizes a standout student in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) discipline. “This scholarship is immensely valuable as I prepare for the next chapter of my Alison Day educational journey. I'm excited to pursue my degree at Stanford in environmental systems engineering, which has been my dream for a long time,” Alison said. While at SBCC, she also worked at the WELL on campus, helping students find community and support while addressing mental and holistic wellness. As a STEM student, Alison dealt with and observed the high stress of needing to perform at a high level in order to succeed in challenging courses, and encouraged her peers to find the support they needed to succeed too. This experience was a significant part of her growth at SBCC, and the WELL provided a home base on campus with a community of caring individuals. Over the past year, Alison has also served as the team lead for a research project through the UCSB-Smithsonian Scholars Program. Selection committees composed of campus faculty, staff, and administration

reviewed applications for the general scholarships and voted on recipients. Both the Towbes/Luria and President’s Scholarships required finalists to participate in a round of interviews via Zoom before selections were made. Another bright spot in scholarship news is the Thatcher Foundation’s generous increased support of its Nursing Program Award, which covers the full cost of attendance (fees, books, uniforms, tuition) for ten students transferring from the Vocational Nursing Program to the Associates Degree in Nursing Program. Completion of the program was recently extended from two semesters to three, with the Thatcher Foundation now stepping in to cover the cost of the entire three semesters. The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the college and its students. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization and partner to SBCC, the SBCC Foundation awards more than $5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, emergency funds, and other critical needs of the college. For more than four decades, the resources raised and managed by the SBCC Foundation have supported SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals. www.sbccfoundation.org





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OW ABOUT THE RUMOR THAT EXTREME HEAT IS AGAINST THE LAW in cool breezy Santa Barbara by the sea? Well not quite so fast, folks. Last Sunday over the Labor Day weekend, just a few miles from the waterfront, the temperature hit a record breaking, sidewalk sizzling 96 degrees - in the shade… thank you very much! Desperate for a cooler clime, the only solution was to hop in the car, dial down the climate control as close to sub-Zero as was possible, and head to the harbor in air conditioned comfort to watch the happy revelers enjoying the last of the summer season. If the traffic was any indication (Cabrillo Boulevard was a bumper to bumper, a 101 freeway type situation from East Beach to the harbor entrance) the crowds dining at waterfront eateries, riding their bikes, or strolling along the boulevard showed absolutely no sign of discomfort or heat stroke. Cool as a cucumber would be the applicable term. Meanwhile the climate inside the car was nearing that of Alaska at winter solstice. Opening the windows briefly for a blast of hot air, I was in for a big surprise. Just a scant couple of miles from ‘96 in the shade’, the temperature along Cabrillo Boulevard was a comfortable 76 degrees, a 20 degree difference! No wonder Santa Barbara’s waterfront is such a popular location for Labor Day festivities. In writing about Labor Day, however, it would be remiss of me not to mention the maritime tragedy that occurred last year on Labor Day, September 2nd, 2019. Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020, our Santa Barbara Harbor was the gathering place for family, friends, and the boating community to commemorate the gut-wrenching disastrous boat fire aboard the dive boat Conception. In the early morning hours of September 2nd a blaze broke out aboard the 75 foot boat as it was anchored about 20 yards off Santa Cruz Island, 22 miles southwest of Santa Barbara. A total of 39 people were aboard, including six crew members and 33 passengers. Five of the Conception’s crew survived but the sixth crew member and all 33 passengers perished. The tragedy has been determined to be the deadliest maritime disaster in California history. A series of memorials took place this year on that date, beginning with a virtual ceremony at the end of the harbor breakwater to unveil a boulder set with a plaque bearing the names of the tragedy’s casualties. Relatives and friends gathered in real time around the memorial to remember the lives lost that unforgettable day. Visitors continued to arrive at the memorial site which had been decorated with pictures, notes, dried sunflowers, a white rosary, and a pair of swim flippers inscribed with the number 34. The sea-foam green plaque dedicated that morning read: “IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES SEPTEMBER 2, 2019.” Some of the victims’ family members, along with Santa Barbara City and County officials, boarded the whale watching vessel, the Condor Express, chartered as a service to the maritime community, taking them across the Channel to Santa Cruz Island. They paused at Platts Harbor for a moment of silence on the spot where their loved ones had perished and where, a few days earlier, an underwater plaque had been placed in remembrance of that day. In the Santa Barbara community, we celebrate and remember seasons passed, and look forward to those to come. As autumn slowly begins to grace us with her colorful mantle, we wave good-bye to the most unusual summer of 2020. The continuing warm days will probably keep the waterfront active, so stay tuned...

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AURA VOISIN GEORGE WASN’T includes a website. The invitation paid off almost LOOKING FOR BIDDY MASON, but immediately. there she was, it seemed, in the center of a Voisin George had seen a photo of the Depression-era fresco in a lecture hall on the purported Mason mural and strongly suspected campus of UC San Francisco. A graduate student July 24, 2020 At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com 15 it was her. As it happened, Voisin George had in history at UC Santa Barbara, Voisin George knew Mason worked as a midwife and assistant to studied the works of Viola Lockhart Warren, Dr. John S. Griffin, whom she was researching for an author who focused on Griffin. In a series of articles on the surgeon, Warren included a photo her Ph.D. dissertation. of the mural. The catch: Even though Warren The fresco is one of ten panels depicting the knew Mason worked history of with Griffin, she didn’t medicine in July 31, 2020 At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com identify her in photo California. caption. They were “So short of completed finding Zakheim’s in 1938 by assistant’s sketchbook Bernard with it saying, ‘This Zakheim, a Black woman is Biddy Polish émigré Mason,’ this is as who was close as we’re going commissioned to get,” Voisin George by UCSF, and said. “Someone who they were clearly knew about paid for by the Biddy Mason passed the information to Lockhart WPA. It shows a Black woman working alongside Warren, who actually published it. ” a white physician as they tend to malaria patients. Normally, this sort of academic mystery But is it Mason? “From everything I read about Griffin,” Voisin might pass with little attention. But then UCSF announced plans to tear down Toland Hall, where George said, “he only had one Black female the murals reside, to make way for a state-of-theassistant, and that was Biddy.” art research building in 2022. The recognition in the mural of a woman The announcement set off a scramble to save born a slave and who died a wealthy community the frescoes, which weigh as much as icon would send ripples of awe a ton each. and angst from the campus Voisin George, an architectural to Los Angeles and beyond. historian who has also trained How it got to this is a tale in historic preservation, said she of scholarship, the quirks thought the best outcome would be of timing, and the ghosts of for UCSF to preserve Toland Hall and history. incorporate it into the new building. Mason’s journey is one of University officials have said they’re tenacity and bravery in the face accepting proposals for the murals’ of the cruelest obstacles. Born removal and storage. Biddy Mason in Georgia in 1818, she would The San Francisco Historic walk to Utah in 1847 with her Open: Preservation Commission, in an August 19th owner, Robert Mayes Smith, who had converted Thursday, 12-5 Open: Zoom meeting, voted 7-0 to recommend the to Mormonism. Four years later Smith would Friday, 12-7 Extended through frescoes be granted landmark Thursday, Saturday, 12-512-5 force her to walk to a Mormon September 2020 status. Adam Gottstein, Bernard settlement in San Bernardino. Friday, 12-7 Free Admission Opens Saturday, July 25th! Zakheim’s grandson, and Temi But California was a free state, Saturday, 12-5 #fiestamemories Washington, a Biddy Mason and she petitioned for, and won, descendant, both spoke on behalf Free Admission her freedom in 1856. She worked of the murals. The Board of as a nurse and midwife and went #fiestamemories Supervisors will consider the matter on to become a community leader at a later date. and one of the first Black real estate In the meantime, the investors in Los Angeles. In 1872 frescoes are intact, even if they’re she became a founding member of unavailable for viewing because of First African American Methodist Laura Voisin George 136 East De la Guerra, Santa Barbara, CA COVID restrictions. Episcopal Church, L.A.’s first Black At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com 15 “This earliest-known representation of 805.966.1601 • www.sbhistorical.org church. She donated the land. Biddy Mason is a positive portrayal amidst the Fast forward to the 21st century. Voisin murals’ diverse tapestry of California’s people,” George is researching Griffin, a former Army Voisin George said. “Today she is a symbol of surgeon who became a prominent land owner commitment and achievement for all that she and who is credited with founding East Los overcame, with grace and generosity. Her motto Angeles in the 1870s. Through faculty at UCSB was, ‘The open hand is blessed, for it gives in she learned that Kevin Waite, an assistant abundance, even as it receives.’ professor of history at Durham University in “Preserving these murals presents a the U.K., had mentioned Griffin in his Ph.D. considerable challenge,” she continued, “as public dissertation. art by its very nature should be experienced in As it happened, Waite was then collaborating person, not in photos or digital representations with Sarah Barringer Gordon, a professor of law as proposed by UCSF. The Zakheim murals and of history at the University of Pennsylvania, themselves are as much a legacy as what they on The Long Road to Freedom: Biddy Mason’s portray, and they still give in abundance. I hope Remarkable Journey, a book project for which that they, and this depiction of Biddy Mason, are they were seeking — and eventually received not lost.” — a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications After Voisin George attended a presentation


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Stay home this fall, and let A&L come to you.

HOUSE CALLS Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes


Mike Birbiglia

THU, OCT 29 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL With his “genius blend of confessional and observational comedy” (The New York Times), Birbiglia will read from his new memoir followed by an off-the-cuff Q&A with the audience.

Danish String Quartet Billy Strings

THU, SEP 24 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL Nashville-based bluegrass phenom Billy Strings is rewiring the genre with elements of punk, country, folk rock, and psychedelic exploration.

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Nathaniel Rateliff


WED, OCT 14 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL After much acclaim with his band The Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff returns to his unguarded, revealing solo work that speaks to staying strong through struggle.

Barbara Kingsolver

in Conversation with Pico Iyer


FRI, OCT 16 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL Among the most relevant and original chroniclers of our times, Barbara Kingsolver is the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, The Bean Trees, and nearly a dozen other bestsellers.

Vivek H. Murthy, MD

FRI, OCT 23 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL The 19th U.S. Surgeon General and author of Together will talk about his work on loneliness and the current state of public health and take questions on these critical topics for our time.

Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

SUN, NOV 22 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL This astounding sibling duo will bring their tight-knit communication, exuberance, and humility to an intimate chamber music performance and conversation from their home in England.

Cheryl Strayed

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

THU, DEC 3 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL Author of the bestselling books Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Brave Enough, Cheryl Strayed encourages readers to live large, love hard, and be brave enough to break their own hearts.

China Forbes & Thomas Lauderdale

THU, DEC 10 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL Pink Martini’s China Forbes and Thomas Lauderdale join together for a charming cabaret performance crossing genres of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop, followed by Q&A.

Anne Lamott Notes on Hope

THU, JAN 14 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL In this candid, insightful, and hilarious House Calls program and Q&A, bestselling author Anne Lamott will help us rediscover the nuggets of hope that are buried within.

Danish String Quartet

Photo by Caroline Bittencourt

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello


THU, OCT 8 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL Financial Times U.S. Editor-at-Large Gillian Tett will address some of the most pressing economic, financial, political, and social issues the market faces today.


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SUN, NOV 15 / 11:00 AM / VIRTUAL Showcasing her spectacular banjo and fiddle playing, passionate vocals, and perceptive songwriting, Giddens will perform a special concert from her home in Ireland, followed by a Q&A.

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Community partners include the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli.

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THU, OCT 1 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL Whether solo, with his former band the Drive-By Truckers or fronting The 400 Unit, four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell writes songs that are master classes in narrative.


Local media partners include Santa Barbara Independent, KCRW, Voice Magazine, and Noozhawk.

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Jason Isbell

Order Access from UCSB Arts & Lectures by phone at (805) 893-3535 or online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu. $140: All Access Pass includes 15 events / Advance tickets for individual events start at $10 / UCSB students are free with registration). Prices are subject to change. Capacity is limited.

THU, NOV 12 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL A Santa Barbara favorite, the Danish String Quartet will play an elegant program featuring Shostakovich and a short selection of folk tunes from their homeland, followed by a conversation.


EATURING 15 INTIMATE, INTERACTIVE ONLINE CONCERTS, CONVERSATIONS, AND Q&As you won’t find anywhere else, UCSB Arts & Lectures new suite of virtual events, House Calls, kicks off September 24th and runs through January. Highlights include: music by Billy Strings, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Rhiannon Giddens; lectures by 19th U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD; Financial Times U.S. Editor Gillian Tett; and bestselling author Anne Lamott; comedian Mike Birbiglia; and more! “On September 24th, Arts & Lectures will launch our new House Calls series of digital events, with 15 programs designed to do what we always do: entertain, educate, and inspire,” shared Celesta M. Billeci, A&L’s Miller McCune Executive Director. “And since we’re all a bit overwrought by life this year, we’re putting extra emphasis on the entertainment and the inspiration – we think it’s time to have fun and get fired up!” Featuring the creative thinkers and doers that you’ve come to expect to see on the A&L stage, each 60minute program will combine what each guest excels at with an informal talk back session and other elements that would rarely happen on stage. Better than front row seats! Take your House Calls to the next level by supporting Santa Barbara businesses: Acme Hospitality will bring custom-crafted meals to your House Calls experience, featuring menus curated by The Lark Executive Chef Jason Paluska and Loquita Executive Chef Nikolas Ramirez and innovative artisanal fare from Lucky Penny for select events. Restaurant links will be available on the A&L website. Chaucer’s Books in Loreto Plaza is your one-stop local shop for books by House Calls authors.

Jake Shimabukuro

TUE, JAN 19 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL With his out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity and deep musicality, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro takes the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one has gone before.

Puzzles & Ping-Pong with Will Shortz

THU, JAN 28 / 5:00 PM / VIRTUAL New York Times crossword editor and avid table tennis player Will Shortz answers your puzzle-related puzzlements from his famed Westchester Table Tennis Center.

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Thank you to all our Tireless Essential Workers Without the sound of the garbage truck, would we even know it’s Tuesday?

Join Patricia Bragg, Health Crusader and Organic Pioneer and stay healthy! In these unpredictable pandemic days, it’s our Front Line Essential Workers who show up, just as they did before the pandemic, seven days a week, twenty four hours a day. These humble, courageous men and women provide services critical to moving us forward, keeping us safe and reminding us what day it is!

How can we possibly thank them enough? Please join us in a deep bow to all those who work in restaurants, banks, hospitals, and schools, those who deliver our mail and packages, and those whose jobs, behind the scenes, insure that our lives feel as normal as possible in this crazy, chaotic time. When expressing gratitude to a young gentleman carrying a can of garbage that must have weighed three times his size, the man replied, “I’m happy to do it!” Isn’t that the best of us? In that moment, that man showed the kind of character, integrity, respect and optimism that makes our community so special. He cares deeply about what he does. It’s not just a job to him; it’s an opportunity to contribute, to take care of his family . . . and ours. Every day, men and women are in the fields picking our food, tending to our wildlife and our pets, fighting our fires, driving our buses, keeping our grocery stores open, making sure our schools are safe and clean. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! We see you. You are the soul and spirit of our community, and we are deeply grateful.


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Palminteri’s Community VOICE John Palminteri

The HEAT is ON!

FLY OVER - About noon on Wednesday in Santa Barbara. Dave Gonzales reports: this was a funeral for Lt. Colonel Jack Harris USMC, Retired. Jack was a long-serving board member of the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation, which honors veterans in the Santa Barbara area. Jack had a distinguished career as an aviator during the Korean War. One if not all were 1956 North American SNJ-4 Fixed wing single engine planes with two seats. Normally out of Van Nuys. I saw it from De la Vina and State Street.

Are there really 1,000 INSPIRATIONAL ROCKS in the Carpinteria Caterpillar?

Music plan proposed to KEEP STREET ARTS ALIVE in Santa Barbara during COVID rules.

Count for yourself on Linden Ave. starting near the railroad tracks.

Some street musicians and members of the arts community are appealing to city leaders and the County Health Dept.

It wants to grow if you can make one yourself! https://keyt.com/ health/2020/09/03/covid-19inspiration-on-solid-groundwith-rock-art/

https://keyt.com/lifestyle/2020/09/08/ music-plan-proposed-to-keep-streetarts-alive-in-santa-barbara-duringcovid-rules/

Dry for months, the SANTA YNEZ RIVER is flowing again. The annual downstream water release is underway from Bradbury Dam at Cachuma Lake. This provides a pre-determined allocation of water for underground wells down to Lompoc for city and agricultural uses. IT’S AS HOT AS _________. Viewers are sending me their thermometer images. 121.5 degrees in Santa Ynez 122 degrees in Ojai. What was your high?

YOU OTTER MAKE IT A HABIT - Just like Rich Block CEO of the Santa Barbara Zoo, Westmont College, a mural in

Carpinteria, and the Ramada - Santa Barbara. JUST WEAR IT. Even when it’s hot. COVID doesn’t care about your comfort, or your health, or your life. (Send me your best photo for the next gallery)

Would you like to scream “HOLY GUACAMOLE!” Then you need to enter the 2020 Virtual Guacamole Contest for the California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria. Read how easy it is to qualify. BIG changes this year. Open to individuals and restaurants. https://avofest.com

ENFORCEMENT of sitting, umbrella and non-active beach use Sunday at Hendry’s Beach. A few minutes later it continued at this site. Only active use was allowed by Santa Barbara county health order. Parking was closed except for the restaurant.

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PCPA’s versatile company of actors will bring to life freshly premiered plays, penned by current playwrights to your home via Zoom when they present their annual InterPlay reading series from September 18th to October 24th. The season will kick off with The Agitators by Mat Smart on September 18th at 7pm and September 19th at 1:30pm. http://pcpa.org/InterPlay.html La versátil compañía de actores de PCPA dará vida a obras recién estrenadas, escritas por dramaturgos actuales a tu hogar a través de Zoom cuando presenten su serie anual de lectura InterPlay del 18 de septiembre al 24 de octubre. La temporada comenzará con The Agitators por Mat Smart el 18 de septiembre a las 7pm y el 19 de septiembre a la 1:30pm. http://pcpa.org/InterPlay.html

The SB Maritime Museum’s monthly lecture continues with Recovery of White Sharks off California and What This Means for Coastal Communities by Dr. Chris Lowe, Professor of Marine Biology and Director of the Shark Lab, CSULong Beach on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm via Zoom. Dr. Lowe will discuss what they have learned about white shark behavior, risks they pose to beach goers, and what coastal communities can expect in the future. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Register at

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Virtual SB County Farm Day

In-person Farm Days tours that were to take place in September and November have been canceled due to the pandemic. In their place will be “Farm Day Features,” tenminute videos created by Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture and local growers that will begin premiering the week of September 14th. The videos, designed to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at agricultural issues facing farmers and the types of produce grown in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, will be available at:

www.VenturaCountyFarmDay.com and www.SantaBarbaraCountyFarmDay.com

Estate Planning During the Time of COVID-19 Webinar

Charitable Gift Planners of Santa Barbara will present a virtual educational meeting titled Estate Planning During the Time of COVID19 with Attorney David Graff on Tuesday, September 15th from 12 to 12:45pm. Graff advises individual clients and families planning the transfer of their wealth from one generation to the next, to provide for friends and loved ones, or to accomplish philanthropic goals.For tickets ($15 members/$20 nonmembers) visit https://tinyurl.com/y44nsy8c

PCPA’s InterPlay Reading Series

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The SB Maritime Museum will host a Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest from September 15th through October 17th. Open to families, couples, and individuals 14 years or older, recipe contest entries must include original recipes using sustainable seafood that can be prepared in 60 minutes or less. For guidelines and to submit recipes visit https://tinyurl.com/yxus5u4f El Museo Marítimo de SB organizará un Concurso de recetas de mariscos sostenibles del 15 de septiembre al 17 de octubre. Abierto a familias, parejas e individuos mayores de 14 años, las inscripciones al concurso de recetas deben incluir recetas originales que utilicen mariscos sostenibles que se puedan preparar en 60 minutos o menos. Para conocer las pautas y enviar recetas, visite https://tinyurl.com/yxus5u4f

Santa Barbara Revels Fall Auction!

Now through September 13th, you’ll have a chance to purchase gift items, special experiences, and fine dining opportunities while helping to support the Santa Barbara Revels’ mission of bringing tradition to life. Proceeds from the auction will help the SB Revels continue their virtual programs including their virtual Equinox Concert scheduled for Sunday, September 27th at 3pm. New auction items are added daily! Access the auction at https://tinyurl.com/yyw2euyw

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Celebrate SB’s 21st Annual Creek Week

Creek Week is an annual celebration of local creeks, PCPA’s annual InterPlay reading watersheds, and the ocean, with series returns with new stories and many local organizations hosting diverse, new voices from September events to help build awareness 18th to October 24th. PCPA’s versatile and stewardship of the natural Expressive... company of actors will bringSensual... freshly treasures of Santa Barbara, premiered plays, penned by current Sculpture Goleta, engages and Carpinteria. playwrights, to your home via Zoom. body, mind, &While soul.we can’t meet in person The season will kick off with The in 2020 due to the pandemic, Agitators by Mat Smart on September Add an aesthetic 18th at 7pm and September 19thwake-up community to your members are encouraged to join in fun and at 1:30pm. Other titles include Theenvironment. educational self-guided activities, Thanksgiving Play, The Tall Girls, online talks and presentations, Things I Know To Be True Mother beach and neighborhood cleanRoad, and Alabama Story. The cost ups, and much more scheduled per play reading is $5 per viewer. For from September 19th through tickets visit 26th. For more info and a http://pcpa.org/InterPlay.html schedule of events http://sbcreekweek.com

To support our neighbors in the Harbor and international efforts to promote responsible fishing, The SB Maritime Museum will host a Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest from September 15th through October 17th. Open to families, couples, and individuals 14 years or older, recipe contest entries must include original recipes using sustainable seafood that can be prepared in 60 minutes or less. Winners will be announced November 1st. For guidelines and to submit recipes visit https://tinyurl.com/yxus5u4f

Cor Art Classes: Workshops for the Human Spirit

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative will be offering classes for participants to renew, refresh, process, feel some playfulness and freedom, and to learn skills helpful in these changing times. Classes will take place online, or in some cases outdoors in small groups. Thanks to generous support from the Eichholz Foundation and Dana White, class fees are discounted for

all, and scholarships are also available. Music and Storytelling Classes begin September 30th & October 1st. For the full class list, to sign up for a class and/or apply for a scholarship visit


Heroes of Hospice 2020

Love Shines On, the Heroes of Hospice virtual event on Wednesday, September 16th at 6pm will honor local heroes for their work related to COVID-19 and will be joined live by international Keynote Speaker, Pico Iyer. Hospice of Santa Barbara will honor Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County with the Philanthropy Award, Liliana Encinas and Jose Fierros with the Partnership Award, Zoomers to Boomers with the Volunteer Award, and Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons with the Medical Award. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/2YqTUha

De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Project GoToWebinar

The De La Guerra Plaza Revitalization Advisory Committee will meet Friday, September 11th from 8:30 to 10am via GoToWebinar to discuss and review an initial draft concept drawing. Register for the meeting at https://tinyurl.com/yxkaw8ph

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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Día de la granja del condado de SB Virtual

The SB Maritime Museum’s monthly lecture continues with Recovery of White Sharks off California and What This Means for Coastal Communities by Dr. Chris Lowe, Professor of Marine Biology and Director of the Shark Lab, CSU-Long Beach on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm via Zoom. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Register at https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events La conferencia mensual del Museo Marítimo de SB continúa con Recuperación de tiburones blancos frente a California y lo que esto significa para las comunidades costeras por el Dr. Chris Lowe, profesor de biología marina y director del Shark Lab, CSU-Long Beach se llevará a cabo el jueves, 17 de septiembre a las 7pm a través de Zoom. El webinario es gratuito, pero es necesario registrarse. Regístrate en https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events

Webinario sobre Recuperación de tiburones blancos frente a California

La conferencia mensual del Museo Marítimo de SB continúa con Recuperación de tiburones blancos frente a California y lo que esto significa para las comunidades costeras por el Dr. Chris Lowe, profesor de biología marina y director del Shark Lab, CSU-Long Beach se llevará a cabo el jueves, 17 de septiembre a las 7pm a través de Zoom. El Dr. Lowe discutirá lo que han aprendido sobre el comportamiento del tiburón blanco, los riesgos que representan para los amantes de la playa y lo que las comunidades costeras pueden esperar en el futuro. El webinario es gratuito, pero es necesario registrarse. Regístrate en


Webinario: Planificación patrimonial durante la época de COVID-19 Charitable Gift Planners of Santa Barbara presentará una

reunión educativa virtual titulada Planificación patrimonial durante la época de COVID-19 con el abogado David Graff el martes, 15 de septiembre de 12 a 12:45pm. Graff asesora a clientes individuales y familias que planifican la transferencia de su patrimonio de una generación a la siguiente, para proveer para sus amigos y seres queridos o para lograr objetivos filantrópicos. Para boletos ($15 miembros / $20 los que no son miembros) visita


Serie de lectura InterPlay de PCPA

La serie de lectura anual InterPlay de PCPA regresa con nuevas historias y diversas voces nuevas del 18 de septiembre al 24 de octubre. La versátil compañía de actores de PCPA traerá obras de teatro recién estrenadas, escritas por dramaturgos actuales, a tu hogar a través de Zoom. La temporada comenzará con The Agitators por Mat Smart el 18 de septiembre a las 7pm y el 19 de septiembre a la 1:30pm. Otros

Los recorridos en persona de Días de la granja que iban a realizarse en septiembre y noviembre se cancelaron debido a la pandemia. En su lugar estarán “Presentaciones del día de la granja,” videos de diez minutos creados por Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (Estudiantes para la educación ecológica y agricultura) y productores locales que comenzarán a estrenarse la semana del 14 de septiembre. Los videos, diseñados para brindarle al público una mirada entre bastidores a los problemas agrícolas que enfrentan los agricultores y los tipos de productos cultivados en los condados de Ventura y Santa Bárbara, estarán disponibles en:

www.VenturaCountyFarmDay.com y www.SantaBarbaraCountyFarmDay.com

Celebra Creek Week de SB

Creek Week es una celebración anual de los arroyos locales, las cuencas hidrográficas y el océano, con muchas organizaciones locales organizando eventos para ayudar a crear conciencia y administración de los tesoros naturales de Santa Bárbara, Goleta y Carpintería. Si bien no podemos reunirnos en persona en el 2020 debido a la pandemia, se alienta a los miembros de la comunidad a participar en actividades divertidas y educativas autoguiadas, charlas y presentaciones en línea, limpiezas de playas y vecindarios, y mucho más desde el 19 al 26 de septiembre. Para más información y un calendario de eventos: http://sbcreekweek.com

¡Subasta de otoño de Santa Barbara Revels!

Desde ahora hasta el 13 de septiembre, tendrás la oportunidad

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Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Annual Heroes of Hospice virtual event will take place on Wednesday, September 16th at 6pm. The event will honor local heroes for their work related to COVID-19 and will be joined live by international Keynote Speaker, Pico Iyer who will talk about what opportunities might lie hidden within this season of sadness. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/2YqTUha

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El evento virtual Héroes del Hospicio de Hospice of Santa Barbara se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 16 de septiembre a las 6pm. El evento honrará a los héroes locales por su trabajo relacionado con COVID-19 y estará acompañado en vivo por el orador principal internacional, Pico Iyer, quien hablará sobre las oportunidades que podrían esconderse dentro de esta temporada de tristeza. El evento es gratis, pero se necesita registrarse. Regístrate en https://bit.ly/2YqTUha

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¡Vamos a cocinar!

Para apoyar a nuestros vecinos en el puerto y los esfuerzos internacionales para promover la pesca responsable, el Museo Marítimo de SB organizará un concurso de recetas de mariscos sostenibles del 15 de septiembre al 17 de octubre. Abierto a familias, parejas e individuos mayores de 14 años, las inscripciones al concurso de recetas deben incluir recetas originales que utilicen mariscos sostenibles que se puedan preparar en 60 minutos o menos. Los ganadores serán anunciados el 1 de noviembre. Para obtener pautas y enviar recetas, visita https://tinyurl.com/yxus5u4f

Clases de Arte “Cor”: Talleres para el espíritu humano

La Colaborativa de Artes de Santa Bárbara ofrecerá clases para que los participantes se renueven, refresquen, procesen, sientan alegría y libertad, y aprendan habilidades útiles en estos tiempos cambiantes. Las clases se llevarán a cabo en línea o, en algunos casos, al aire libre en grupos pequeños. Gracias al generoso apoyo de la Fundación Eichholz y Dana White, las tarifas de las clases tienen descuento para todos y también hay becas disponibles. Las clases de música y narración comienzan el 30 de septiembre y el 1 de octubre. Para obtener la lista completa de clases, inscribirte en una clase y/o solicitar una beca, visita

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In-person Farm Days tours that were to take place in September and November have been canceled due to the pandemic. In their place will be “Farm Day Features,” ten-minute videos created by Students for EcoEducation and Agriculture and local growers that will begin premiering the week of September 14th at www.VenturaCountyFarmDay.com and www.SantaBarbaraCountyFarmDay.com Los recorridos en persona de Días de la granja que iban a realizarse en septiembre y noviembre se cancelaron debido a la pandemia. En su lugar estarán “Presentaciones del día de la granja,” videos de diez minutos creados por Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (Estudiantes para la educación ecológica y agricultura) y productores locales que comenzarán a estrenarse la semana del 14 de septiembre en www.VenturaCountyFarmDay.com y www.SantaBarbaraCountyFarmDay.com

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GoToWebinar: Proyecto de Revitalización de la Plaza De La Guerra El Comité Asesor de la Revitalización de la Plaza De La Guerra se reunirá el viernes, 11 de septiembre de 8:30 a 10am a través de GoToWebinar para discutir y revisar un borrador conceptual inicial. Regístrate para la reunión en https://tinyurl.com/yxkaw8ph


Héroes del hospicio 2020

El amor brilla, el evento virtual de Héroes del hospicio que tendrá lugar el miércoles, 16 de septiembre a las 6pm honrará a los héroes locales por su trabajo relacionado con COVID-19 y estará acompañado en vivo por el orador principal internacional, Pico Iyer. Hospice of Santa Barbara honrará a Steve Ortiz, presidente y director ejecutivo de United Way del condado de Santa Bárbara con el premio a la filantropía, a Liliana Encinas y a José Fierros con el premio a la asociación, Zoomers to Boomers con el premio al voluntario y a la Dra. Lynn 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.

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Upcoming Events

Clean Up the Coast From Home: Participate in Coastal Cleanup Month this month. Cleanups will happen in neighborhoods across the county on Saturdays from 9am to noon on September 12th, 19th, and 26th. Your cleanups should be self-guided and close to home. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Register and read the guidelines at www.exploreecology.org/ccd

Westmont Friday Concert Series: The Westmont Music Department’s concert series continues on September 11th with a world premiere of Songs by Gary Barnett with Nichole Dechaine, Michael Shasberger, and Neil Di Maggio and a Tom Joyce Pipe Organ Recital on September 18th. Performances start at 7pm. Listen to the free recitals at https://tinyurl.com/y2w2wyrg


Ongoing Opportunities MUSEUMS & THE ARTS SBMA After-School Classes via Zoom: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 4:30pm, beginning September 15th, students ages five to 12 will create artworks during Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s After-School Classes via Zoom. Classes run through October 20th. To register ($100/$150) visit https://tinyurl.com/y6l4oab4 SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back for new content. www.sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home

SBMA’s Studio Sundays via Zoom: On Sunday, September 13th from 10 to 11am, visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this month’s 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/y43966e6 Live-Stream Musical Event: George Gershwin Alone: The Ensemble Theatre Company will present George Gershwin Alone, an exclusive live-stream musical event live from Florence, Italy on Sunday, September 13th at 5pm. Purchase includes the live stream on September 13th and a full week of on demand viewing access through September 20th. To purchase ($55/household + handling fees) visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4ctmrwz PFLAG - Virtual Support Meeting: During times of stress and crisis, support is more important than ever. The pressures and questions facing

MOXI@Home - Weekly Topics to Inspire Exploration at Home: Programming will include videos based on weekly themes that will invite you to explore a variety of different scientific phenomena or activities and guide you to exploring it further at home with easy experiments and design challenges. www.moxi.org/athome Explore Ecology’s New Virtual Learning Page: It’s an online classroom that showcases virtual workshops and lessons, field trips for schools, and their latest videos. The learning opportunities are endless! https://exploreecology.org/virtual-learning PCPA Plays On!: Though their stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On! PCPA will be sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused to keep you playing too! www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/


Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Online: The Museum continues to digitally engage the public by offering instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the collection; as well as lectures, and musical performances from their Video Library. www.sbma.net

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

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.

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

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online: The Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Find virtual art classes, live concerts, and music streams, art activities for all ages, and virtual galleries at: https://carpinteriaartscenter.org

Sing! Children’s Chorus: The Music Academy of the West’s children’s choral program will offer online rehearsals five days per week over Zoom beginning September 21st. For a more challenging repertoire students can audition for the Sing! Concert Choir. This additional commitment includes Saturday rehearsals. No experience required, free of charge. Learn more, watch concerts, and enroll at www.musicacademy.org/sing

OUTDOORS Casa del Herrero is open to the general public. While indoor spaces remain closed, guests will now engage in a reimagined self-guided garden tour utilizing QR codes. Book your tour by calling 805-565-5653. Each tour is first come, first serve with a maximum of six visitors allowed per tour. Admission is $25 per person. For guidelines visit www.casadelherrero.com/tours

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Zoom & Bloom Outdoor Learning Camp: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is offering a school-time outdoor camp to supplement virtual school for two-week sessions from September 21st through December 18th for elementary school children, ages seven through 12. To register ($50) visit https://tinyurl. com/y2c27uyq SBMNH’s Nature Nook: Sea Center interpreters and volunteers are bringing a little bit of the Sea Center to the SB Museum of Natural History’s campus with the new Nature Nook,

LGBTQ+ people and their families continue. Meet and chat with founding member of SB Transgender Advocacy Network on Monday, September 14th at 7pm via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yycrlp6k The Anti-Racist Parent Webinar: What does it mean to be an “Anti-Racist Parent”? Join Victor Rios, PhD, tenured professor at UCSB, TED Talk speaker, author, and sociologist on Tuesday, September 15th from 12 to 1pm for his talk The Anti-Racist Parent: Engaging Youth Through an Equity and Justice Framework. The talk is free. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y59rqr6c Bird Drawing Class with John Muir Laws will continue via Zoom and Facebook Live from 12 to 1:30pm on Tuesday, September 15th with Rotating Birds and Drawing them at all Angles. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y2b3eev5

offering engaging Museum and Sea Center activities. Check out the web calendar to plan your next August visit at www.sbnature.org/visit/calendar The Sea Center Outdoor Spaces are open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 4pm. Visitors will have access to the Wet Deck for exploring life beneath Stearns Wharf and touch the Swell Sharks, sea anemones, sea stars, and other animals. www.sbnature.org SB Zoo Extended Summer Hours: The Zoo’s hours of operation have been extended from 10am to 7pm with early entry for Zoo Members starting at 9am. Online reservations are still required. Reserve your spot at www.sbzoo.org Solvang Food Tours Open: Eat This Shoot That invites you to enjoy a three hour outdoor food tour and stroll through iconic Solvang. Use code FOODIENL10 to get ten percent off all in-person food tour tickets. To buy tickets ($109/$99) visit https://tinyurl.com/yxbttas5 The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends three walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast: Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Open Days at Arroyo Hondo Preserve: Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the first and third weekends of the month from 10am to 4pm and Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. It’s free to visit and reservations are required. Pets are not allowed. Fill out the reservation form https://tinyurl.com/yd6so7uk 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 by reservation only from Wednesday to Sunday. Guests will have access to wander 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. 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 Self-Guided 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

‘Medicare’ Virtual Presentation: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program’s (HICAP) free virtual presentation, New to Medicare, will be held Tuesday, September 15th at 10am. To register, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1805-928-5663, Seniors@kcbx.net or online at www.CentralCoastSeniors.org State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series continues with Chaplin, a cutting-edge contemporary dance program celebrating unity through dynamic movement on Wednesday, September 16th at 5pm on www.CYA.Live. Watch from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company. To watch ($9.99) visit: www.cya.live/event/1639 AHA!’s Spanish Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Certification Webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 16th from 6 to 7:15pm via Zoom! This monthly workshop

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: Offering fun and educational resources to help families cope and spend productive time together. The page has everything from free coloring book pages to online Broadway plays to NASA tours. Choose a new activity every day at https://tinyurl. com/yc6t9uxa To view more online COVID-19 resources for parents and children visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ffq28m Webinars for Your Business to Navigate COVID-19: Webinars on a variety of topics to help the business community survive and navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Visit the following websites to see what they have to offer: Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) www.EDCollaborative.com; Womens Economic Ventures (WEV) www.WEVOnline.org; Traffic Solutions www.trafficsolutions.org; SCORE Santa Barbara https://tinyurl.com/yxh2qz5c; and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region www.SBChamber.org The Importance of Activities, Mindfulness, and Community for Vitality: The Friendship Center is committed to bringing activities and engagement to you at home! They will be hosting live activity sessions through Zoom and Facebook live every Monday-Thursday. Join Zoom Meetings at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/257870485 Meeting ID: 257-870-485 Facebook Live: https://tinyurl.com/y9yktnm8 AHA! Free Online Workshops: From topics such as Body Image During Corona to Parenting in Place to Couples’ Issues in Extreme Conditions, AHA! therapists and coaches are offering free online workshops. Preregistration is required. For a complete schedule and to register visit https://ahasb.org/ Mahakankala Buddhist Center Online Classes: As long as the quarantine lasts, Center classes have been moved online. Evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, begin with a guided breathing meditation and culminate with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. The Sunday morning class from 10:30 to 11:45am is a practice class with commentary. Suggested donation for class is $10. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9ea3wpj


SBPL Works! offers Help for Job Seekers: Looking for a job or to improve your career skills? The SB Public Library’s professional staff in their workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely. Free and open to all and by appointment. Complete the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y9jmn8fx

Nature At Your Fingertips: From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, Wilderness Youth

Fighting Hate From Home Webinars: At a time when we can all feel isolated, we need to

series teaches important and essential skills that will improve your relationships and well-being. This month’s theme is Relationship Skills. Pre-registration is required by September 14th. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ahataller3 Regional Business Leaders Webinar: The Chamber has been hosting Friday calls for business leaders and government representatives to connect with the goal to provide updates to the current economic crisis. Join the next call on Friday, September 18th, at 9am. Register in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/yxta85az SBIFF Family Film Fun – Ratatouille: Remy, a rat with impressive chef skills makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker in this week’s Family Fun Film, Ratatouille. Download the activity guide at https://tinyurl.com/y4ffb6q3

pull together more than ever to stand up against antisemitism and extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a series of webinars, Fighting Hate from Home, to help unite and inform the community. Sign up for ADL’s email list to receive notifications each week about the next event in the webinar series. www.adl.org/webinars Watch archived webinars at https://tinyurl.com/yc6ynu6z Library & Community Resources for Mental Wellness: Find links to community and national resources about mental health at https://tinyurl.com/yalfwj9m The Library also has books and resources for you to help you cope. Browse the Mental Health Awareness Month collection on Overdrive https://tinyurl.com/yamjtph6 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 COVID-19 Isolation Support Group: New Beginnings is offering a free COVID-19 Isolation Support Group on Mondays from 5:30 to 7pm via Zoom. To sign up call or text 805-419-3212. https://tinyurl.com/y235zn2r SBMM Maritime On The Move: Brings museumquality experiences to sites throughout Santa Barbara County. These adventures begin outdoors and incorporate engaging activities for students to enjoy while exploring local ecosystems and biomes found in their own backyard. Programs can be customized. www.sbmm.org/at-home United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County After-School program: Monday through Friday 3 to 6pm. Free for all students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. For three hours every weekday, hundreds of children will be able to take dance and yoga classes, learn organic gardening, take part in outdoor activities, and eat a healthy snack. Register at: www.unitedbg.org/parent Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s Gold Ribbon Campaign will run throughout the month of September to raise funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the Campaign is solely focused on raising funds and awareness for the organization and the families they serve. To donate visit https://bit.ly/31I8Gkm TEDxSantaBarbara Spurs Change: TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, kicked off Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, a series of virtual talks to address two major issues facing society today – COVID-19 and systemic racism. The online events will be free and broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook on Wednesdays at 4pm through December 2020. Reserve tickets at: www.TEDxSantaBarbara.com


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T WASN’T AS MUCH IMPROVEMENT AS EXPECTED, and more layoffs are coming with the end of the CARES Act benefits that kept workers on payrolls, or temporarily furloughed. The Labor Department (BLS) reported the August unemployment rate declined by 1.8 percentage points to 8.4 percent, and the number of unemployed persons fell by 2.8 million to 13.6 million. Both measures have declined for four consecutive months but are higher than in February, by 4.9 percentage points and 7.8 million, respectively. One pundit opined that it could take another eight months to return to the unemployment rate that prevailed before the pandemic. But that was a record unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in February, which is probably not attainable in the near future since many of the larger businesses and sectors are beginning to let go of their employees with expiration of the benefits from the CARES Act. Some 29 million were reportedly receiving jobless benefits as of the middle of last month. Also, 238,000 of the new jobs were for temporary Census Workers whose jobs will disappear once the census count is completed. While millions of these lower-paid employees are now being brought back, a whole new wave of layoffs has been building momentum, says the Wolf Street report which said, “Now it’s well-paid jobs with decent benefits at big companies, including tech companies that are being shed. We got a dose of those big-company layoffs over the past few days.” Wolf Street also reported that October 1st is the day when airlines are free under the bailout package to lay off people involuntarily. Between American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta, the additional cuts announced so far could amount to more than 55,000 employees. And difficulties of the airline business are translating into layoffs at many other

industries, including manufacturers of aircraft, engines, and components. Boeing said at the end of July that it is preparing a second round of buyouts this year. The ten percent cut of its workforce unveiled in April wasn’t enough, amid a flood of cancellations of its key product, the misbegotten 737 MAX. “So this is now a mix of new job cuts, and temporary furloughs becoming permanent layoffs. Goldman Sachs estimated that nearly a quarter of U.S. workers that were temporarily furloughed probably won’t be called back. That’s millions of people,” Wolf Street added. Over the past four weeks, nearly seven million people filed initial unemployment claims under state and federal unemployment insurance programs. This means that over the past four weeks, nearly seven million people, who were eligible for state or federal unemployment insurance, got newly laid off. That’s a huge and catastrophic number. And we still have no agreement on another congressional rescue package. The Fed’s so-called Beige Book, a regular survey of the economy, reported, “Continued uncertainty and volatility related to the pandemic, and its negative effect on consumer and business activity, was a theme echoed across the country.” The pickup in activity seen in May and June has slowed over the past couple of months Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said in a separate speech on Wednesday. She and other senior Fed officials are urging Congress to provide more help to the economy, indicating urgency on the part of the central bank that historically has shied away from offering advice to lawmakers. USA Today reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin came to the agreement last Tuesday during a phone call about the two sides’ stalled efforts to pass another COVID-19 relief package, a source familiar with the call said. The deal would extend government funding at the same levels they are currently operating at and will likely allow both sides of the aisle to avoid a highstakes series of negotiations before voters cast their ballots in November. Let us hope so. I said in a recent blog that before the pandemic the U.S. counted 30 million workers in the categories we now consider essential: grocery clerks, nurses, cleaners, line cooks, warehouse workers, bus drivers, and more. But according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation published in early May, one in four essential workers report having difficulties affording basic household expenses, and one in seven are uninsured. 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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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria to Honor Mary Crowley’s Legacy with “An Evening in Bloom”


IRLS INC. OF CARPINTERIA’S MISSION is “to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” To honor a true believer of this message, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria will host their annual “An Evening in Bloom” fundraising event online in honor of Mary Crowley, a former board member who passed away earlier this year. Scheduled for September 25th, this event will mark the conclusion of the organization’s ongoing “Challenge for Change” fundraising campaign. “Mary was an exceptional example of strong, smart, and bold, and she left an inspirational legacy that enables us to continue our work delivering lifechanging programs to local girls and teens,” said Jamie Collins, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Executive Director. “She dedicated years of service as a trustee and was heavily involved in our Taste of Carpinteria Mary Crowley with her husband Bill event.” Girls Inc. is working toward the goal of raising $250,000 to support their ongoing efforts to provide support to Carpinteria students as the pandemic continues. Since August 24th, participants in the “Challenge for Change” campaign have been creating and forming fundraising teams to compete for prizes and meet this goal. Individuals are also able to make personal donations through the campaign website. On September 25th, the challenge will end with the “An Evening in Bloom” event. Due to be filmed at Westerlay Orchids, the event will include impact stories, a live auction, and an acknowledgement of Mary Crowley and her family. All funds raised from these virtual fundraising efforts will be put toward providing local families resources as they navigate distance learning. To date, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria has raised $66,684 of their goal. To learn more about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, visit www.girlsinc-carp.org. Those interested in donating or joining a team for their ongoing “Challenge for Change” can get involved at app.mobilecause.com/vf/Bloom20.

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Knox School of Santa Barbara to Reopen


N A SEASON FULL OF SCHOOL CLOSURES, The Knox School of Santa Barbara will be one of the few campuses to welcome students for in-person instruction this September. This announcement follows the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD)’s issuing an official waiver to the school approving their reopening plan. “We are thrilled to be approved for this reopening waiver as the students really need to get back to the classroom for so many reasons,” said Dr. Angela Tanner, founder and director of The Knox School of Santa Barbara. “Our students began their school year in our Knox@Home remote learning program while our administration and faculty worked diligently to prepare for having them back on campus.” Tanner went on to acknowledge that The Knox School’s small size contributed to the campus’ ability to meet the county and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health guidelines. The campus will reopen on September 14th, and per the SBCPHD waiver, only elementary students will be allowed to return to in-person instruction. Grades 7 and 8 will proceed with online learning for the time being. In addition to this limited return of students, the campus will use additional and outdoor classrooms to allow for more space. In light of these and other efforts to ensure the safety of their students and staff, SBCPHD approved the campus’ application to reopen.

Located in downtown Santa Barbara, The Knox School of Santa Barbara instructs gifted and talented students from grades K-8. To learn more about its offered programs and COVID-19 response, visit www.KnoxSchoolSB.org.

SBTHP Calls for Support in Restoring Moullet House Intersection


INCE THE 19TH CENTURY, The Moullet House has graced downtown Santa Barbara with history and beauty. Now, The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is calling upon the community for financial support in renovating the intersection adjacent to the house. In doing so, SBTHP hopes to expand and restore the entry to the Moullet House. “During this time when we are all pondering the future of Santa Barbara’s downtown, and looking forward to welcoming visitors back, you can help improve the streetscape in a significant intersection in the urban center of our community,” reads the SBTHP website’s statement about the project. Located at 834 Santa Barbara Street (the site of Moullet House, drawing by Anthony Grumbine PANINO Downtown Santa Barbara), J.F. Moullet built this house in 1896 for his family. Since then, it has acted as the site of a number of small businesses, including a printing company and a liquor store. Today, it stands as one of the city’s few remaining brick 19th century homes. SBTHP intends to improve its intersection by restoring the vintage planter and 1970s light fixture, expanding the brick patio, and adding above-ground planters. The project is estimated to cost a total of $10,000. To date, the community has raised $1,336.

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SB Zoo Expands Educational Programs


IONS AND CONDORS AND GIRAFFES, OH MY! In an effort to help local families searching for ways to support their children with in-person learning opportunities, the Santa Barbara Zoo is expanding their Outdoor Ed and Early Explorers educational programs this fall. Both of these programs will be held at the Zoo, and will follow proper health and safety guidelines. For children between the ages of three and 15, the Outdoor Ed program will provide students with the chance to learn research skills through outdoor, handson methods. Traditionally offered as a homeschool program, this year’s Outdoor Ed is open to students attending public school as well. The program will introduce students to a new scientific subject each week, and allow students to explore each topic through problem evaluation, solution development, and observational skills. Students will be placed in small groups according to age, and each Outdoor Ed session will be held in designated areas away from the public in order to ensure participants’ health and safety. New spots were recently added to the first session which begins September 14th. Registration is open for both the first and second session, which begins November 9th. Younger children between three and five are eligible to participate in the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Early Explorer Program. Grounded in play, students in this program partake in outdoor exploration, gardening, train rides, art, animal encounters, and more. In order to best facilitate academic and social skill development, students are placed into mixed-age small groups. Families are also able to decide between registering their children for full-time or part-time program schedules. As with the Outdoor Ed program, Early Explorers will be kept away from the public, and health and safety measures will be taken.

To learn more about the Santa Barbara Zoo and their ongoing programs, visit www.sbzoo.org.

Poole-Hickey Family Wins 2020 WaterWise Garden Recognition


ANTA BARBARA’S POOLE-HICKEY FAMILY won the countywide grand prize in the 2020 WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest for their beautiful, drought-tolerant garden. Hosted by the Santa Barbara County Water Agency and other local water providers, this contest celebrated Santa Barbara County residents who practice water efficiency in their gardening practices. In participating, contestants not only beautified their homes, but will enjoy cheaper water bills going forward. The Poole-Hickey family garden was designed by local architect Grace Poole, who was inspired by her architectural designs’ landscapes. The garden features a rain barrel, plants that will attract native birds and insects, and a sandstone wall that the family and neighbors use to sit and socialize. As a drought-tolerant garden, the plants rely mostly on recaptured rainwater and hand-watering for hydration, with minimal drip irrigation in the hot summer months. The Poole-Hickey family will receive an engraved sandstone sign to display in the garden to celebrate their win. Other regional winners include Bob and Pat Wingate of Carpinteria, Laura and Geof Wyatt of Montecito, and Linda Zivich of Vandenberg Village. They will also each receive sandstone plaques.

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M Monday, Sept., 21, 2020 • Gates open at 7:30pm, Film starts at 8:30pm Admission $10 per person, or $20 per car (pay at event, CASH only) Watch inside your car or bring chairs to sit in front of your car (cars safely spaced) Masks required when outside vehicle • 102.1 FM digital signal sent to car radios or portable FM player • More Info: www.sbpermaculture.org

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ORE THAN 1,800 GAUCHOS from around the world are expected to turn out for the annual Gauchos Day of Service events that will run from September 7th to September 13th. This year’s theme is “Civic Engagement: More Than Just a Slogan.” Now in its fourth year, the event enlists UC Santa Barbara alumni in public service projects in their communities. While past years have involved everything from beach cleanups to food pantry volunteering, this year’s event will be virtual. Alumni are being urged to find meaningful public service work while maintaining social distance and public health guidelines. Since the inaugural Day of Service event in 2017, the number of participants has increased more than four-fold. “This turnout is clear evidence that even in the midst of a worldwide pandemic our Gaucho alumni are committed to helping serve their communities,” commented Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs George Thurlow. Last year’s Day of Service included planting fruit trees in Isla Vista parks and beach cleanups up and down the coast, from San Diego to San Francisco Bay. According to Associate Alumni Director Samantha Putnam, who launched the program in 2017, the Gauchos who have signed up so far are involved in many home-based charity efforts, from making face coverings to writing checks to their favorite nonprofit organizations. It might also involve bringing food to a local food pantry or donating blood. Along with the Day of Service week of activities, the Alumni Association is sponsoring a series of virtual workshops Diane (Hilbert ’68) Dodds on civic engagement in the era of COVID-19. The workshops are open to the public. More information is available from alumni@ucsb.edu. All those participating will receive a special edition Gaucho face covering emblazoned with the UC Santa Barbara logo. More than 230,000 UC Santa Barbara alumni live in countries around the globe, and more than 17,000 live in the greater Santa Barbara area. This year’s Day of Service event is being underwritten by UC Santa Barbara alumna and Alumni Association Board Member Diane (Hilbert ’68) Dodds. Courtesy Photo

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ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION GALLERY: Siempre Mas by Minga Opazo - Sep 18 ~ Oct 31 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org/programs/art-gallery. ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Outside In: The Architecture of Swith and Williams; Undergraduate Art Exhibition 2020; Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House; 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Field Day; IVYP Kinder Art Exhibit; Solstice: Faces; Irresistible Delights: Recent Gifts to the Art Collection; Hostile Terrain 94; Common Bonds: Artists and Architects on Community; Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform; Lucille Lloyd: A Life in Murals; The Schoolhouse and The Bus; UCSB Campus Architecture: Design and Social Change; and Westmore: Making Faces for Film • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/. 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: Old Postcards from México/ Tarjetas Postales Antiguas de México ~ Oct 5 • www.casadolores.org • 1023 Bath St • 805-963-1032.


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Santa Barbara Visual Arts: Fall Virtual Gallery 2020

A World In Color: A Diverse Collection of Art Through A Unique Lens


By Michelle Tahan / VOICE

Dreamer and Through A Child’s of life in the community, as Eyes, were inspired by her heart’s is symphony music, musical IEWING THE WORLD THROUGH AN ARTISTIC need to express a message to the concerts and plays, and LENS allows us to see beauty even in challenging public revealing a story of hope for sport events,” Baker added. circumstances. Art is an outlet for artists to express a better life for Venezuelan migrant Without art, our quality of life and share their unique perspectives and experiences. children and their families. diminishes. Viewing the world Such is the feel of a newly opened virtual exhibition by Santa Lynn Dodge’s A New World through an artistic lens is a Barbara Visual Artists made up of members’ work. Found at addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, powerful way to connect and www.SBVisualArtists.com, it will run through December, on representing a shift in our way of share experiences with others. their newly design website with “a new sophisticated look,” life, utilizing dramatic, pale colors. The SBVA Fall Virtual Exhibition the first of their Quarterly Virtual Exhibitions designed as a Brave Wings showcases a beautiful provides viewers with an array of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. pair of wings that represent the art that is powerful, meaningful, “Art is a part of life and artists paint with what they feel and bravery and lives of those impacted and reflective of our world today. Starlight by Karen Haub capture from their heart’s passion,” Jan Baker, Chair of Santa by the Santa Barbara SBVA’s calendar will Barbara Visual Artists, explained in a VOICE interview. Debris Flow. continue with Quarterly Virtual Exhibitions and A nonprofit organization, SBVA members meet together Some artists Meet The Artists Zoom Receptions through 2020. to produce captured the beauty Plans for SBVA 2021 public venue exhibitions include and celebrate of Santa Barbara exhibitions at the Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara art and exhibit and California’s Tennis Club, and the Jewish Community Center, as their original landscape and well as a Fall State Street Pop Up exhibition. works. Known www.SBVisualArtists.com seascape scenes, for high quality while other abstract artwork spiced paintings represent by inclusion of this time period. diverse media, Morgan Green’s color, and Leading Light in style, SBVA’s pastel utilizes warm Fall Virtual tones and showcases Mesa Lane Sunset by Carissa Luminess Exhibition a picturesque view offers realism in of the sun shining through trees. Karen Haub’s Environment portraits and still Series in mixed media showcases emotions of sorrow and life, abstract and silence. Robert Voorhees Jr.’s Eucalyptus Scream and Ready To abstract realism, Adrift 2 by Rebecca Marder Howl in archival photographic and landscapes print are vivid images of and seascapes in a variety of mediums nature. such as oil, pastel, acrylic, mixed media, Leading Light by Morgan Green “Art is a part of the quality and assemblage. “I think I have always viewed the world through an artist’s eyes, seeing the beauty of color, light, and contrast, degrees of shadow and hues. Painting is 219 Gray Avenue, in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone ...the experience...to see it all in color... the beauty of people and nature,” Baker noted. The Virtual Fall Gallery showcases works of art that tell a story of life, struggle, hope, and bravery. Featured artists: According to Baker, her portraits, Dorothy Churchill-Johnson Through a Child’s Eyes by Jan Baker

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Revisiting Ratios By Harrison Tasoff / The UC Santa Barbara Current

it made a lot of sense. Based on the slow turnover of these elements in the ocean — on the order of millions of years — scientists long HERE’S MORE TO SEAWATER THAN SALT. Ocean chemistry is a complex mixture of particles, ions, and nutrients. thought the ratios of these ions would remain relatively stable over And for over a century, scientists believed that certain ion ratios extended periods of time. “The main message of this paper is that we have to revisit these held relatively constant over space and time. ratios, ” said Iglesias-Rodriguez. “We cannot just continue to make But now, following a decade of research, a multinational study has the assumptions we have made in the past essentially based on the refuted this assumption. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez, professor and residency time of these elements.” vice chair of UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, Back in 2010, Iglesias-Rodriguez was participating in a research and Marine Biology, and her colleagues discovered that the seawater expedition over the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, a region of North ratios of three key elements vary across the ocean, which means Atlantic seafloor west of Europe. She had invited scientists will have to a former student of hers, this paper’s lead author re-examine many of their Mario Lebrato, who was pursuing his doctorate at hypotheses and models. the time. The results appear in the Their study analyzed the chemical composition Proceedings of the National of water at various depths. Lebrato found that the Academy of Sciences. Ca, Mg, and Sr ratios from their samples deviated Calcium, magnesium, significantly from what they had expected. The and strontium (Ca, Mg, and finding was intriguing, but the data was from only Sr) are important elements one location. in ocean chemistry, Over the next nine years, Lebrato put together involved in a number Debora Iglesiasa global survey of these element ratios. Scientists of biologic and geologic Rodriguez including Iglesias-Rodriguez collected over 1,100 processes. For instance, a water samples on 79 cruises ranging from the host of different animals and microbes use calcium ocean’s surface to 6,000 meters down. The data to build their skeletons and shells. These elements came from 14 ecosystems across ten countries. enter the ocean via rivers and tectonic features, Researchers deploy a device And to maintain consistency, all the samples were called a CTD-rosette to collect such as hydrothermal vents. They’re taken up by processed by a single person in one lab. deep water samples in the organisms like coral and plankton, as well as by Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study. The project’s results overturned the field’s ocean sediment. 130-year old assumption about seawater chemistry, The first approximation of modern seawater revealing that the ratio of these ions varies considerably across the composition took place over 130 years ago. The scientists who ocean. conducted the study concluded that, despite minor variations from Scientists have long used these ratios to reconstruct past place to place, the ratios between the major ions in the waters of the ocean conditions, like temperature. “The main implication is that open ocean are nearly constant. the paleo-reconstructions we have been conducting have to be Researchers have generally accepted this idea from then on, and


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A multinational study overturns a 130-year old assumption about seawater chemistry

Seawater composition in the open ocean is well-studied, yet this research finds larger variability than expected, which questions many other results based on the assumption of constant seawater composition.

revisited,” Iglesias-Rodriguez explained, “because environmental conditions have a substantial impact on these ratios, which have been overlooked.” Oceanographers can no longer assume that data they have on past ocean chemistry represent the whole ocean. It has become clear they can extrapolate only regional conditions from this information. This revelation also has implications for modern marine science. Seawater ratios of Mg to Ca affect the composition of animal shells. For example, a higher magnesium content tends to make shells more vulnerable to dissolution, which is an ongoing issue as increasing carbon dioxide levels gradually make the ocean more acidic. “Biologically speaking, it is important to figure out these ratios with some degree of certainty,” said Iglesias-Rodriguez. Iglesias-Rodriguez’s latest project focuses on the application of rock dissolution as a method to fight ocean acidification. She’s looking at lowering the acidity of seawater using pulverized stones like olivine and carbonate rock. This intervention will likely change the balance of ions in the water, which is something worth considering. As climate change continues unabated, this intervention could help keep acidity in check in small areas, like coral reefs. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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States Are Doing What Big Government Won’t to Stop Climate Change, and Want Stimulus Funds to Help Officials hope the federal money, aimed at rebuilding economies ravaged by COVID-19, will support clean energy and carbon-cutting programs. By James Bruggers / InsideClimate News

This story is part of a collaboration between InsideClimate News and The Nation as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.


N MAINE, STATE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO HELP RESIDENTS INSTALL 100,000 HIGH EFFICIENCY HEAT PUMPS IN THEIR HOMES, part of a strategy for electrifying the state. In California, an in-demand grant program helps the state’s largest industry—agriculture, not technology—to pursue a greener, more sustainable future. Across Appalachia, solar panels are appearing on rooftops of community centers in what used to be coal towns. The Trump administration may have pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, but most states and many rural areas in America have developed their own plans for reducing carbon emissions and moving away from fossil fuels as they maneuver—often aggressively—to address the threat of climate change. “Even if the U.S. government has decided to leave the Paris Agreement, we see in the U.S. an enormous movement in favor to climate action,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in an interview with Covering Climate Now on Monday. “We see companies, we see cities, we see states, we see the civil society fully mobilized.” Many state and local officials, including those in rural areas, hope stimulus funds aimed at helping rebuild economies ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic will support renewable energy and other “climate smart” initiatives that cut carbon emissions, while often creating more jobs in emerging industries than traditional infrastructure spending. The plans for decarbonizing America have been sown and exist like seeds in a parched field, waiting for a drenching rain. Here are five examples.

In Maine, Federal Funding ‘Would Make a Big Difference’ The fingerprints of climate change are all over the state of Maine, from the invasion of temperate species into the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine to summers that are now two weeks longer than they were a century ago. But despite all this change, one thing will stay the same: Winter in Maine will still be cold. In a state that uses more home heating oil per capita than anywhere in the nation, Maine’s climate hawks are looking to make a major change in the way people heat their homes, and help mitigate climate change at the same time. In 2019, Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill with the goal of installing 100,000 heat pumps into homes in Maine by 2025. This would represent nearly a fifth of the homes in the state. “It’s clearly the electrification strategy,” said Hannah Pingree, the state’s director of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. “Electrify homes, electrify transportation. That’s a strong theme of the Climate Council.” Maine’s Climate Council—a group of scientists, industry leaders, local and state officials and residents—is charged with figuring out how Maine will meet a trio of ambitious goals: reducing emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and at least 80 percent by 2050; increasing the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard to 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050; and making the state carbon neutral by 2045.

Climate Smart Agriculture Grants are effective and popular in California

Heat pumps—which also cool homes—draw in air from outside and use the difference in temperature between inside and outside air to keep a home comfortable. They are run on electricity, and can be paired with clean energy sources like solar or wind power to eliminate the carbon footprint of home heating. Mills’ plan offers incentives for installing the pumps, thanks to state funding that’s being supplemented by some federal low-income housing funds. The program is up and running, but it’s something that Pingree said could benefit from an infusion of federal funds. “The governor’s heat pump program is already ambitious and innovative, but to really get to the full scale and take it even further, federal investment would make a big difference,” said Pingree, who co-chairs the Climate Council. “Especially when it comes to people’s homes, investments in transportation and housing stock, the federal government’s participation is extremely helpful and it helps put people to work.” The heat pump program is part of a bigger picture of state and local governments working to get consumers to move away from using fossil fuels for heating. Some local governments in other states are banning natural gas hookups for new construction, and some electric utilities and clean energy advocates are asking California regulators to enact a statewide ban as part of the next update of the state’s building code. Heat pumps are just one part of Maines’s strategy, which will likely include a massive expansion of offshore wind and community solar projects and a push to electrify the transportation sector. At a meeting earlier this summer, more than 230 people from six working groups presented ideas to the council—more than 300 actions in all—which are being weighed now. “If you look at the recommendations from the working groups, one of the cross-cutting ones is finance. We do need to raise revenue, and we also need the federal government to step up,” said David Costello, the clean energy director of the Natural Resource Council of Maine. “It’s going to be hard for Maine to implement many of the actions that we’d like to implement without increased funding.”

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California’s Grants for ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ Are Successful—and Threatened

Winter in Bangor and all of Maine is cold.

To say California farm country is central to its ambitious plans to combat climate change seems redundant. The $50 billion agricultural sector is a pillar of the state’s economy, the world’s fifth largest, encompassing 70,000 farms and ranches. With such a vast and vital industry (which includes parts of every county in the state), California has created a suite of “climate smart agriculture” programs. The first-of-their-kind programs, launched in 2014 and expanded in 2017, are helping farms become more resilient to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve land and protect ecosystems and communities. The programs provide grant funds and technical assistance to farms in four key areas: conserving agricultural land against non-farm development; increasing on-farm water efficiency; improving soil health and managing manure to mitigate its climate impacts. The programs, popular with farmers, are receiving at least twice as many applications as there are grants. They are also popular with nonprofit environmental and agricultural advocacy organizations. The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN), evaluated the programs’ climate benefits and found impressive results. To date, the programs collectively have funded more than 1,250 climate smart agriculture projects and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1.1 million metric tons of CO2 e (carbon dioxide equivalent) over the life of the projects, the equivalent of removing 67,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year. The water efficiency programs have saved more than 110,000 acre feet of water (the equivalent of more than 50,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools). They are also affordable, costing between $43 and $100 per metric ton of CO2 reductions. In a pre-pandemic California, one with a budget surplus and climate policy priorities, the programs would be expanding. Instead, climate smart agriculture funding is in jeopardy. The state, still partially wracked by the coronavirus, is in a worsening recession. Supporters of climate smart agriculture

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has revealed how exposed existing economic systems are, she said. “Whether it’s a virus or whether it’s global warming or whether it’s some other kind of disaster, we are more susceptible,” she said. “We also can’t lose sight of the fact that going back to business as usual is not going to be enough.” Members of a Mountain Towns 2030 task force on COVID-19 are pressing for any new stimulus package to include provisions supporting “green pathway” programs, such as green infrastructure, electric vehicle charging or Coal mining jobs have been crashing for decades in eastern Kentucky, from renewable energy jobs. In that spirit, although roughly 30,000 in 1984 to about 3,000 now, undercutting what has long been Breckenridge has suffered steep, pandemicamong the most impoverished regions of the country. related revenue losses, a community solar For a long time, elected leaders held what turned out to be false hope that the program is pressing forward this year, its grants coal industry would come back. scaled back from 25 to 20. But a nonprofit based in Berea, Kentucky, the Mountain Association for Similarly, in Montana, where revenue from Community Economic Development, has been working toward a post-coal natural resource industries makes up 12 percent economy since 1976. of the state’s general fund and paychecks for 1.2 Among its programs: training entrepreneurs and providing low-interest loans percent of the workforce, a task force is finalizing to small businesses. In the past dozen years, MACED added energy efficiency a statewide climate change plan this month, said and solar power to its mix of programs, saving clients money and cutting carbon Mark Haggerty, an economist with Bozemanemissions at the same time. based Headwaters Economics and a member of It’s an ironic twist that rural Appalachian counties that helped power the the governor’s climate task force. Planning is still nation with cheap—though dirty and climate warming—coal have seen residents’ underway to decarbonize Montana’s electricity electricity bills skyrocket as coal has given way to cheaper natural gas and sector by 2035 and to decarbonize Montana’s increasingly competitive wind and solar. Utility customers have been shouldering economy by 2050, he said. the costs of shuttering old coal-burning power plants and cleaning up the toxic “A lot of this needs to be done in recognition messes they leave behind, while the power companies doubled down on more Wind is a component of Virginia’s plans for Carbon-Free Energy of the fact that [the energy transition] is already expensive coal. happening,” said Haggerty, noting that the task Since May 2015, MACED has helped with 30 solar installations, saving force is diverse, including everyone from conservationists to energy officials. almost $400,000 in energy costs, said Ivy Brashear, MACED’s Appalachian transition director. And “It is a broad-based challenge, and everyone is affected regardless of where you live or what your since 2008, MACED has helped hundreds of homes and businesses reduce their energy bills by political affiliation is,” he said of the new climate goals in a world also dealing with COVID-19’s scrutinizing them for errors and helping to pay for energy efficiency retrofits, she said. She added economic fallout. “But, also, we need everyone to buy into and ultimately benefit from the changes that it included, for example, helping a grocery store stay in business to prevent a rural area from that we can enact and that will benefit the entire state.” becoming a food desert. “We listen and collaborate with people who are living and working in these communities, and help advance that new economy in ways that are really just and really equitable,” Brashear said. In solar work, MACED has focused on Letcher County, with a population of about 22,000, where In the wake of a political upheaval that put Democrats firmly in control of state government, businesses, faith communities and nonprofits are tapping their cultural strengths to create a new Virginia in 2020 became the first state in the South to commit to 100 percent carbon-free energy and economy. to join the northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Whitesburg-based Appalshop, the 50-year-old arts and education nonprofit, for example, Most of the state’s coal power would have to shut down by 2024 under the Virginia Clean partnered with MACED to put solar panels on its new outdoor performance pavilion, which opened Economy Act, which also lays the groundwork for a burst of new renewable energy construction. a year ago, to power its headquarters building and reduce electricity bills. Lawmakers declared large amounts of solar and wind energy and energy storage to be “in the public “In the last decade, our energy costs have gone up by 50 percent and were expected to keep interest,” sweeping aside the regulatory barriers to new renewable energy projects. rising,” said Alexandra Werner-Winslow, Appalshop communications director. “That was not This transition to renewable energy already has a footprint in the Hamptons Roads area, where sustainable.” the state plans to develop a wind industry hub to be overseen by a newly created state agency aimed MACED, she said, “was tremendously helpful with our construction,” and with the low-interest at fostering offshore wind farms. The bill that created the agency stated Virginia’s opposition to loan. At the same time, Appalshop sees solar development and energy efficiency as an important offshore drilling. economic engine for eastern Kentucky. About 25 miles east, Virginia Beach is considering an array of plans to protect homes and MACED’s funding includes grants from government and philanthropic foundations. With businesses from increased climate-related flooding, storm surges and sea level rise, hoping for either Congress weighing further ways to help the nation recover from an economic recession caused by state or federal funds to do everything from buying out flood prone homes to possibly building large the novel coronavirus, it could further a transition to cleaner energy and energy savings in rural areas floodgates to protect its shoreline. through targeted investments and tax rebates, said Peter Hille, president of MACED. In Norfolk, the state is supporting construction of new reefs using crushed concrete and granite “Anything that can (bring) down the front-end cost makes a big difference since that also reduces that can serve as a habitat for the eastern oyster and also help shield the city against storm surges and interest cost on financing over the life of erosion. The effort enabled state officials last year to declare the Lafayette River fully restored under the loan,” he said. the Chesapeake Bay Watershed agreement. The Legislature, meanwhile, considered, but rejected, the idea of a Virginia “Green New Deal” public works-style program. Instead, lawmakers opted for a business-friendly approach that had the support of the state’s big utilities, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power, by the time the legislation was signed into law by Gov. Ralph Northam on April 11. The new Clean Economy Act makes it easier for rooftop solar to spread across Virginia, by expanding “net metering” for households—giving electricity customers credit for the excess solar Jessie Burley is the sustainability energy they produce and sell back to the grid. It enables Virginians for the first time to save money director for the town of Breckenridge, on their monthly electric bills by going solar. Colorado, a posh, outdoorsy community If utilities fall short on their obligations to cut carbon energy and expand renewables, they in the Tenmile Range. Not only is will be subject to penalties that will go into an account to fund job training, with priority given to Breckenridge a member of the statewide historically disadvantaged communities, veterans and individuals in Virginia’s coalfield regions. Colorado Communities for Climate Some critics note that this set-up means there is no assured funding for worker transition programs, Action but the town is also part of a which could be provided by stimulus programs from the federal government. national organization, Mountain Towns Virginia already has more solar jobs (4,489) than coal jobs (2,730), and the latter are concentrated 2030, that’s swapping ideas about how to in the rural southwestern part of the state, a Republican stronghold which has lost political power meet a goal of net-zero carbon emissions to the state’s burgeoning northern suburbs. Diverse, highly educated and tech-heavy communities within a decade, and one of many tourist in the northern part of the state helped Democrats take full control of Virginia’s Legislature in 2019, towns focused on clean energy long paving the way for passage of Northam’s clean energy agenda. A chief challenge in implementing the before the coronavirus pandemic. law will be ensuring that the Republican-dominated, fossil fuel-dependent rural regions that have And the resulting economic been resistant to change don’t get left behind. downturn hasn’t changed the goal, said Burley. Sustainability-minded communities recognize that jobs and This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as Green infrastructure including electric vehicle charging businesses ought to be a focus of the part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic (www.insideclimatenews.org) stations are part of Mountain Towns 2030 wish list for collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. COVID-19 recovery, since the pandemic COVID-19 stimulus programs worry the state will spend its funding on other priorities. This at a time when the coronavirus has exposed the need for greater investment in farm country, said Jeanne Merrill, CalCAN’s policy director. “We’re seeing the pandemic impacts on farmers is clearly a major disruption,” she said, “and it’s a disruption that can point to weaknesses in our current system. We’re taking the lessons learned from the pandemic and applying that to how we can prepare for greater climate extremes. Investing in resilient farming is key.”

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