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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Symphony!By Renee Cooper Santa Barbara Symphony
OWNTOWN WILL BE DAZZLING THIS NEW YEAR’S
EVE, as the Santa Barbara Symphony celebrates with a Broadway, Bond, and Beatles spectacular at the majestic Granada Theatre on Saturday, December 31st from 8:30 to 10pm.
Famed pops conductor and fan favorite Bob Bernhardt returns to guest conduct this beloved New Year’s concert tradition and will be joined by acclaimed soprano Mela Dailey to close the final evening of 2022 filled with unforgettable memories of music and joy.
“Few events evoke as much nostalgia and a feeling of togetherness as New Year’s Eve with the Santa Barbara Symphony, and this year is guaranteed to be one not to miss! We’re thrilled to welcome our longtime friend Bob Bernhardt back to guest conduct this rousing program of glitz, glamour, and symphonic joy,” shared Santa Barbara Symphony President & CEO Kathyrn R. Martin.
The program includes some of Broadway’s most memorable musicals including The Sound of Music, CHICAGO, and Phantom of the Opera; the Beatles’ “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude”, and “She Loves You”, and 007 film favorites including Live and Let Die, The Look of Love, and Nobody Does it Better, just to name a few.
Complimentary champagne, party favors, and an encore sing-along of Auld Lang Syne will round out this extraordinary evening. Plus, the concert concludes by 10pm leaving guests plenty of time to enjoy dinner downtown beforehand and ring in the New Year afterward!
A 2014 Grammy winner and a 10-time nominee with the choral
ensemble Conspirare, Mela Sarajane Dailey has inspired audiences with her vocal mastery and ability to connect with fans and critics alike.
In recent seasons, Dailey has garnered rave reviews debuting with the Florida and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and as a returning soloist with the Austin Opera.
Dailey’s career also includes film, television, and radio, as well as two major motion picture soundtracks. She is also the co-founder and CEO of Merick Strategies, a production and consulting agency, and has helped create and lead the nonprofit Austin Artists Project, whose mission is to fund and create opportunities for underserved or underrepresented artists.
Bob Bernhardt returns as guest conductor for this festive New Year’s Eve tradition. In the world of pops, Bernhardt has worked with scores of stars from Broadway, Rock & Roll, and the American Songbook.
Bernhardt celebrates 41 years with the Louisville Orchestra. He is concurrently Principal Pops Conductor for the Grand Rapids Symphony (his 7th year) and Principal Pops Conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera (his 29th year).
New Year’s Eve with The Symphony is supported by Principal Concert Sponsor, Samuel M. and Alene S. Hedgpeth; Artist Sponsor, Patrica Gregory* for the Baker Foundation; Conducting Sponsor, Dr. Robert Weinman; and Champagne Sponsors, Lois Duncan and Marilynn Sullivan.
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate in style, raise a glass to 2022, and share the energy excitement, and artistry of The Santa Barbara Symphony.
For tickets or more information, visit TheSymphony.org, or call The Granada Box Office at 805-899.2222
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City Awarded $54 Million in Active Transportation Program Funding
THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA HAS BEEN AWARDED $54 MILLION through the California Active Transportation Program for projects on Cliff Drive, Milpas Street, and within the Westside and Lower West neighborhoods.
The Active Transportation Program’s main purpose is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. Design and environmental review for these projects will commence in 2023 with construction anticipated to begin around 2026.
The Cliff Drive Project includes a 3.1-mile-long separated path from Arroyo Burro County Park to Castillo Street, three new traffic signals, eight new pedestrian-activated flasher crosswalk systems, and sidewalk widening connecting Cliff Drive to Monroe and McKinley Elementary Schools. Safety enhancements are an important part of the project as Cliff Drive is the City’s highest priority Vision Zero corridor ranking first for highest number of collisions resulting in severe or fatal injuries.
The Westside and Lower West Project includes new sidewalks, crosswalks, lighting, and cycling connections to improve neighborhood livability and safety. The project also includes completing the sidewalk on Euclid Avenue for a pedestrian connection to the Westside Neighborhood Center as well as adding continuous sidewalk on Calle Real between Treasure Drive and Las Positas Road to provide a pedestrian connection to the Junipero Street overcrossing. The project's features were identified through the Westside and Lower West Neighborhood Transportation Plan.
The Milpas Street Project includes crosswalk safety enhancements, traffic signal improvements, lighting improvements, accessibility improvements, bus stop improvements, and major sidewalk repair. The project will be implemented at the same time as a Cityfunded pavement restoration project. Milpas Street is also a Vision Zero priority corridor, ranking ninth in the City for highest number of collisions resulting in severe or fatal injuries. The project features were identified through community meetings between 2019 and early 2022.
To learn more about the projects, visit: www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/NTMP
La ciudad recibe 54 millones de dólares del Programa de Transporte Activo
Citizens Call For Playgrounds & Art Exhibitions On State StreetBy Mark M. Whitehurst / VOICE
STREET TREES, ART EXHIBITIONS, AND PLAYGROUNDS ON STATE STREET are a few of the ideas receiving top ratings from more than 5,000 people surveyed by Create State and input from three public workshops. Create State is a city program directed by the State Street Master Planner, MIG (consultants), and city staff.
“The process was designed to include as much public engagement as possible, with the consultant’s contract calling for a number of outreach and public meetings to create as inclusive a project as possible,” commented Mayor Randy Rowse.
Street trees received an 89 percent approval by those surveyed, followed by a 75 percent preference for art exhibitions, and 60 percent of those surveyed wanted to see playgrounds as a priority in the development of State Street.
“The State Street Master Plan Community Design workshops and Open House held December 9th and 10th were an exciting moment in time for our community,” said Robin Elander, Executive Director of Downtown Santa Barbara and member of the State Street Advisory Committee. “It was wonderful see the future through the ideas and preferences of over 250 community members who participated in the workshops.”
El objetivo principal del Programa de Transporte Activo es fomentar un mayor uso de modos de transporte activos, como la bicicleta y los desplazamientos a pie. El diseño y la revisión medioambiental de estos proyectos comenzarán en 2023 y se prevé que la construcción comience en torno a 2026.
El proyecto Cliff Drive incluye un camino separado de 3.1 millas de longitud desde el Parque del Condado Arroyo Burro hasta la calle Castillo, tres nuevos semáforos, ocho nuevos sistemas de pasos de peatones intermitentes y la ampliación de las aceras que conectan Cliff Drive con las escuelas primarias Monroe y McKinley. Las mejoras de seguridad son una parte importante del proyecto, ya que Cliff Drive es el corredor Vision Zero de mayor prioridad de la ciudad, ocupando el primer lugar por el mayor número de colisiones con resultado de lesiones graves o mortales.
El Proyecto Westside y Lower West incluye nuevas aceras, pasos de peatones, alumbrado y conexiones ciclistas para mejorar la habitabilidad y seguridad del barrio. El proyecto también incluye la finalización de la acera en Euclid Avenue para una conexión peatonal con el Westside Neighborhood Center, así como la adición de una acera continua en Calle Real entre Treasure Drive y Las Positas Road para proporcionar una conexión peatonal con el paso elevado de Junipero Street. Las características del proyecto se identificaron a través del Plan de Transporte de los Barrios Westside y Lower West.
El proyecto de Milpas Street incluye mejoras en la seguridad de los pasos de peatones, mejoras en los semáforos, mejoras en el alumbrado, mejoras en la accesibilidad, mejoras en las paradas de autobús y una importante reparación de las aceras. El proyecto se llevará a cabo al mismo tiempo que un proyecto de restauración del pavimento financiado por la ciudad. La calle Milpas es también un corredor prioritario Vizion Zero, que ocupa el noveno lugar en la ciudad por el mayor número de colisiones que resultan en lesiones graves o mortales. Las características del proyecto se identificaron a través de reuniones comunitarias entre 2019 y principios de 2022. Para más información sobre los proyectos, visite: www. SantaBarbaraCA.gov/NTMP
Create State has received over 5,000 completed surveys from city residents and more than 300 people attended the interactive workshops and an open house last Friday and Saturday at 821 State Street.
“I thought the workshops were a great success. There was broad community participation from residents to business owners and architects, including people who bike or walk or drive downtown. There were participants of all ages, longtime residents and newcomers. Input seemed to coalesce around support in moving forward, but with real focus on how to design for increasing pedestrian and family safety, addressing bicycle issues, meaningful programming of the space, and celebrating our local architecture. There is energy and momentum to move forward, thoughtfully, with careful design,” stated City Councilor Kristen Sneddon.
Pedestrian and transportation movement on State Street was highlighted in the survey with 78 percent preferring a pedestrian only promenade without cars. Also, more than 80 percent of the respondents requested all transit run parallel or around State Street.
“I was very impressed and pleased with the level of engagement with both the survey and public workshops,” commented Dave Davis, Chair of the State Street Advisory Committee. The “Create State” survey is still available at: https://statestreet.santabarbaraca.gov
Come for the Food, Stay for the CommunityBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
IN RELAUNCHING AN OVER 75-YEAR-LONG SANTA BARBARA TRADITION, chef
Charlie Fredericks has kept one word in mind: “Gemächlich.” The German word for taking things leisurely, the term embodies the cozy atmosphere of Dutch Garden, which has opened its doors for the first time since the pandemic.
Inside, locals can enjoy familiar favorites, including schnitzel, bratwurst, and a comprehensive beer selection, as well as discover new, lighter additions to the hearty German menu that has defined the restaurant since 1945.
“We really just wanted to maintain the cultural heritage of this place for Santa Barbara,” said Fredericks, explaining that he grew up sitting on his grandfather’s knee at Dutch Garden. “That’s the whole reason we did it.”
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Fredericks started working with regional restaurants when he was 14 years old. He went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he met his wife, Jennifer Fredericks. Jennifer now acts as Dutch Garden’s manager, bringing with her years of local restaurant experience working at Ye Olde Butcher Shop and Benchmark Eatery.
Upon returning to his hometown, Fredericks jumped back into the Santa Barbara restaurant scene, notably opening Bouchon restaurant and teaching with Santa Barbara City College’s Culinary Arts program, where he is now Department Chair.
When one of his former students and local chef, Matt English, heard that Dutch Gardens was set to close in 2020, he called Fredericks and proposed that they take on the mantle of running the neighborhood spot.
“We signed within two days,” laughed Fredericks.
Now, after two years of pandemic and careful restorations, Dutch Garden is ready to welcome regulars and new faces, with double the amount of parking and outdoor seating. English and Fredericks worked hard to maintain the cottage’s homey feel, keeping its intimate table arrangements, celebrated bar, and traditional glassware. Even the menus are the same, bright green color.
Dutch Garden’s lunch dishes also remain close to its original menu, with plenty of cold and grilled sandwiches including pastrami with grilled onions, pork schnitzel, Reuben, chicken salad, and more. Heartier plates feature bratwurst, knackwurst, and other sausages.
English and Fredericks decided to include several lighter meal options as well, including a vegetarian schnitzel, grilled cheese sandwiches, and salads. Eventually, they plan to also serve dinner and turn the
outdoor patio into a beer garden with drinks and small bites on the weekends.
The restaurant also offers a wide selection of beers, including both European beers that have been Dutch Garden best-sellers and new, American products that are doing European-style brews. There is also a wine menu of brands local to the Central Coast and Santa Barbara County.
All this contributes to Dutch Garden’s underlying sense of community, which is also reflected in the decor of historic photos on the walls and plaques with longtime patrons’ names on the back of bar chairs.
“We just want everyone to know how grateful we are, and that we are very excited to be able to continue this tradition,” said Jennifer Fredericks.
Open 11am to 3pm, We-Su • 4203 State St. • Instagram: @dutchgardensbPhoto by Aron Ives
This Holiday Season...
Join the PARC Foundation in strengthening the places and programs that bring Santa Barbara together.
PARC is committed to ensuring high-quality summer camp experiences are available to all families, not just those who can afford them. This year, donor support allowed us to award 151 scholarships to cover over $50,0000 of summer camp costs for local families. We were also able to help fund 9-weeks of free childcare for almost 500 participants through the Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Summer Fun program.
Community Gathering Spaces
Youth and Art Programs
Over the past 20 years, the Santa Barbara Arts Alliance program has provided free art-based mentoring to over 700 youth at risk of violence. This year, the California Park and Recreation Society recognized the program with their annual Creating Community Award of Excellence for its significant impact on the City of Santa Barbara. PARC is proud to support the critical work of the Arts Alliance by providing funding for supplies and stipends for youth artists.
Film Festival Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film
Honoring Michelle Yeoh
REACHING THE PINNACLE OF THE ACTING PROFESSION after close to 45 years in the business, Asian-American actress Michelle Yeoh visited Santa Barbara's Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort on Friday, December 9th to accept the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.
Under a blustery, clear December sky, an audience of over 250 guests convened to offer their congratulations at the sumptuous black-tie event. The much anticipated event, not held in the past few years due to the COVID restrictions, is sponsored in name of the late actor/producer Kirk Douglas. Past honorees have included actors and directors such as Martin Scorsese, Hugh Jackman, Dame Judi Dench, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, and Quentin Tarantino, among others.
This season, Yeoh has been particularly appreciated for her down to earth portrayal of Evelyn, an immigrant character from China, now in the U.S., who runs a laundromat with her husband, named Everything Everywhere All at Once – also the
name of the film, which has garnered the Best Picture of the Year award from the LA Film Critics Circle. In the film she struggles to keep her family together and is surrounded by a wonderful cast.
Primarily renowned for portrayals of princesses and Kung Fu plotlines, her body of work of over 70 films has encompassed the full gamut of movie roles. She was even the leading lady in the Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies opposite Pierce Brosnan. Known for her international appeal in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, her newest projects will be Avatar 3 and 4, as well as two films developed by the Broadway musical Wicked. Recently, Time Magazine anointed her Icon of the Year. She is breaking new ground for Asian actors, as well as for performers over 40 and her ascension is a welcome development for an aspiring and diverse range of film thespians.
At the red carpet reception before the formal presentation, guests were served a variety of Santa Ynez red and white wines. Special guests included veteran character actor Christopher Lloyd, producer Janet Yang (The Joy Luck Club) who is currently the president of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the directing team known as The Daniels, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, behind Everything Everywhere All at Once, and the intrepid and charming producer Jonathan Wang. The Everything Everywhere team have been Golden-Globe nominated for Best Picture, and Best Directors as well as screenplay for their topsy-turvy, imaginative glimpse into the emotional turmoil within an Asian immigrant family.
According to producer Jonathan Wang,
“Michelle has dedicated her life to her craft and in doing so, changed everything.” And according to ‘The Daniels’, “Without her, our movie would not exist…she kicks ass on screen and makes it look amazing, and her super power is her vulnerability. This is the year of the Water Tiger and a very special year for her.”
In a conversation with VOICE, Ms. Yeoh mentioned, “I am really thrilled at the momentum that has been building and building for my career; it is a symbol of the world getting smaller.” She added, “Early on, when I read the script, I knew our movie would be an incredible journey.”
Yeoh, playing Evelyn, is indeed surrounded by the most wonderful support in Everything Everywhere, including Jamie Lee Curtis as an eccentric IRS staffer, and the most intense performances from her co-stars, Ke Huy Quan as her endearing husband Waymond, James Hong as her demanding father Gong Gong, and Stephanie Hsu who delivers a multi-faceted performance as her misunderstood daughter, Joy.
Inside, after film clips were shown, Yeoh shared at the podium when she was to receive the award, “One of the most important things I have learned is that you have to be brave enough to know you can fail, but do not let that ever stop you.” Truly an inspiration, she continued, “This is my first time in Santa Barbara, and I look forward to a longer visit, I can’t believe how many showed up tonight.”
She concluded with, “finally, Hollywood is turning the 'glass' corner of age; doing Everything Everywhere was a precious gift to me. I hope my work will inspire others like Kirk Douglas’ work has inspired me. I will cherish this the rest of my life.”
After receiving the award trophy, Yeoh donated a significant sum in support of the inspiring educational programs the festival has launched.
The 2023 edition of SBIFF will be scheduled from February 8th through 18th. For passes and additional information see them on the web at www.sbfilmfestival.org
Laura Capps Appointed Second District Supervisor, Begins Early TermLAURA CAPPS HAS BEEN APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM
to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, serving District 2. This appointment follows former Second District Supervisor Gregg Hart’s resignation to be sworn in as the state assemblymember representing Santa Barbara County and the 37th Assembly District.
Per California law, the governor will fill any vacancies that occur in a board of supervisors, with the appointee holding that office until the regularly scheduled election of their successor. Capps was elected Santa Barbara County’s Second District Supervior in June 2022, with her term set to begin in January 2023. By appointing Capps to the vacant seat, the Board of Supervisors will be able to continue meetings and votes with a full board through December.
“Thanks to Governor Newsom we are not skipping a beat between Supervisor Hart’s effective service to the county and the beginning of mine,” said Supervisor Capps. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to make progress on the urgent challenges our county faces, predominantly housing, poverty, drought, climate change, economic recovery, and mental and public health.”
A born and raised Santa Barbara local, Capps previously served with the Santa Barbara Unified School District since 2016.
Local Toy and Gift Drive Opportunities
HELP A LOCAL CHILD IN NEED HAVE A MERRY AND BRIGHT HOLIDAY SEASON by donating to one of the local gift and toy drives hosted across Santa Barbara this December. Ongoing programs include:
Virtual Angel Tree • Ghitterman, Ghitterman, & Feld is hosting a Virtual Angel Tree to provide clients and families with groceries, gifts, and other items this holiday season. To contribute visit www.ghitterman.com/angel-trees
Giving Tree at the Mart • Visit the Montecito Country Mart through December 23rd to take a tag off of the Giving Tree located in the courtyard to purchase a gift for a community member in need through Unity Shoppe. Gifts can be dropped off at Poppy Marché
Maritime Liability Reforms Inspired by Conception Boat Fire on Track to Become Law this Month
LAST WEEK, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVED the Small Passenger Vessel Liability Fairness Act. Proposed by Congressman Salud Carbajal and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the act changes an 1851 law that can prevent maritime accident victims and their families from receiving compensation from those responsible for the accident. The reform was inspired by the 2019 Conception boat fire.
“As Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, I’m proud to see important reforms that I’ve fought for approved by a bipartisan majority of the House today – including long-overdue updates to maritime liability laws that have denied victims’ families compensation for wrongful deaths at sea,” said Congressman Carbajal. “This is an important change, inspired by the families of the 34 precious lives lost on the Conception in 2019, that will ensure families of future maritime disasters do not face the same antiquated laws when seeking the support they deserve.”
The measure passed would require owners of small passenger vessels to be held legally responsible for damages in future boating accidents and incidents, regardless of the value of the boat. The period of time during which victims can file a claim will also increase from six months to two years.
SB Meals on Wheels Celebrates 2022 Community Impacts
WRAPPING UP ITS 51ST ANNIVERSARY YEAR, Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels is celebrating its achievement of serving over 44,000 fresh, nutritious meals to more than 300 community members over the course of 2022. These efforts have been driven by over 80 dedicated volunteers.
Community members interested in joining the SB Meals on Wheels volunteer team, or making a holiday season donation, should visit www.mealsonwheelssb.org
UC Strike Continues, Santa Barbara Solidarity Remains StrongBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
HUNDREDS OF UCSB ACADEMIC EMPLOYEES, ALONG WITH 36,000 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES STATEWIDE, have entered their fifth week of the largest strike in the history of American higher education.
Graduate student researchers and UC academic student employees — including tutors, teaching assistants, and course readers — represent the least paid and subsequently most vulnerable members of the UC employees on strike. Since November 14th, these groups have forgone their university jobs, disrupting their lives to picket and demonstrate for higher wages to meet California’s increasing costs of housing and living.
Currently, the majority of UC graduate students earn on average slightly over $20,000 a year.
This low salary range has especially proven an issue in Santa Barbara, where UCSB student housing shortages have prompted the City of Goleta and Santa Barbara County to sue the university.
“Some of these grad students are sleeping in their cars, or sleeping three to a small room someplace in Isla Vista,” said UCSB Distinguished History Professor Nelson Lichtenstein, who directs UCSB’s Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy.
Solidarity with the strike remains strong in Santa Barbara, especially among UCSB faculty. According to the Daily Nexus, UCSB’s student newspaper, at least ten academic departments have made statements of solidarity. On November 18th, the UCSB Faculty Association hosted its own campus rally to support the strike.
Lichtenstein shared that he has worked with students who struggled with their coursework due to poor housing conditions.
“I can see how it impacts the actual students and their work,” he said.
Prior to this week, a total of 48,000 UC academic employees were on strike, actively disrupting university activities across all nine campuses by hosting sit-ins, rallies, and picket lines, in addition to ceasing work.
While three quarters of the workers continue to strike, on December 9th, 12,000 academic researchers and postdoctoral employees voted for the ratification of new UC contracts, removing them from the picket lines. Academic researchers will now see a 29 percent salary increase throughout their contracts, while postdocs will see a 20 to 23 percent salary increase. The contracts also included expanded family leave and childcare support. Prior to the strike, UC postdocs on average earned at least $55,600 per year.
The remaining 36,000 academic employees will continue to strike as the United Auto Workers union enters negotiations with the University of California, with private mediations to be conducted by Sacramento Mayor Darrel Steinberg.
Congressman Salud Carbajal has also declared solidarity with the strike.
“As a proud Gaucho, I stand in solidarity with the student researchers and academic workers who are taking a stand for better wages, benefits, and working conditions by striking at UC campuses across our state,” Carbajal stated in a Twitter post on November 16th. “Their hard work deserves the respect and fair contract for which they are fighting.”
Many undergraduate students and professors have expressed concerns over cancellations of exams or delays in receiving final course grades amidst the strike, as many students need to report their grades to maintain financial aid.
One UCSB student, Allie Jones, voiced such concerns to the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this week. She explained that while she is sure she will ultimately maintain her financial aid, a gap in receiving that aid could negatively impact her living situation.
“For someone like me, who lives off campus, withheld aid could literally mean losing my housing,” said Jones, who is a double major in philosophy and English.
However, according to the SF Chronicle, officials with the UC system have stated they are taking action to diminish potential impacts on students’ financial aid. Officials also commented that perhaps fewer than one percent of undergraduates could be affected.
Lichtenstein commented on students’ concern about delayed grades, explaining that if a grade is not submitted before the term ends, it will be marked as “no credit,” and can remain this way through March without repercussions on a student’s GPA.
He emphasized that the UC strike is “indicative of a mobilization” where workers’ rights are concerned, and contributes to a growing conversation on both a national and local level.
“Santa Barbara has plenty of people like this — young, well educated, but poorly paid,” said Lichtenstein.
This article is part of an ongoing series about the UC strike. If you are involved with the strike and wish to provide comment to VOICE Magazine, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethical Tech, Museums of Memory
Study on socially responsible augmented reality for human rights museums receives NSF grantBy Debra Herrick / The UC Santa Barbara Current WHEN ANA CÁRDENAS GASCA BEGAN WORKING WITH COLOMBIA’S NATIONAL CENTER FOR HISTORICAL MEMORY
in Bogota, where she is from, she set out to tailor existing interactive software to engage new forms of storytelling in the memorial space. Working directly with the museum’s staff, she paid close attention to designing in a way that was relevant to viewers and, moreover, sensitive to victims. By employing mobile phone apps such as Instagram camera filters, she was able to weave narratives of trauma into layered virtual and hybrid viewer experiences.
Cárdenas Gasca’s background in developing augmented reality (AR) — which can range from interactive smartphone apps like Pokémon Go to Google Glass and real-time 3D holograms — to engage with human rights violations directly inspired a new study on the ethical co-design of AR at museums of memory. The project was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant.
A doctoral student in media arts and technology at UC Santa Barbara, Cárdenas Gasca is a graduate student researcher on the study, which is led by faculty and co-principal investigators Jennifer Jacobs, Tobias Höllerer, and Kai Thaler, with Emilia Yang of the University of Michigan as a collaborator. To carry out a study of this kind, the team of researchers hail from across the disciplinary spectrum — engineering, art, design, and the social sciences.
“Tobias and I are oriented towards building tech, but we were cognizant of our need to study communities and engage with this larger subject of human rights,” said Jacobs, an assistant professor of media arts and technology, who directs the Expressive Computation Lab. “My lab hadn’t done extensive research in AR until Ana arrived, but we were excited by her research. We’re looking at how to engineer AR technology in collaboration with domain experts and practitioners.”
“In this case,” Jacobs continued, “our immediate focus is understanding how to support museum employees in working with AR, but this research will also allow us to examine broader socio-technical questions such as: How should we approach AR development when the technology is being used to depict the experiences of real people? How do we develop value-sensitive AR technology? What role should victims have in design and engineering decisions when the technology is presenting their personal experience?”
The researchers will look at AR apps in the context of memorialization, with a focus on collaborating with human rights museums and organizations in Southern California and beyond that intersect with the cultural make-up of UC Santa Barbara’s student body as a Hispanic-serving and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islanderserving institution. The goal is twofold: to help develop AR applications for museums of memory, and to further our understanding on the limits of this technology when telling the stories of real people.
Central to the researchers’ approach is the notion of co-development: engineering new technologies in direct collaboration with the individuals or the community that are using or impacted by that technology. By incorporating knowledge directly from practitioners embedded within a specific community, engineers can develop more responsible technology for the people that will use it.
Jacobs and Höllerer, who directs the Four Eyes Lab, which has a long history in augmented reality research, said a model for ethical and responsible AR is imperative because AR has the potential to develop into a widespread technological platform.
“We have reason to be very cautious about what the widespread adoption of new technologies can do,” said Höllerer, a professor of computer science. “An overarching focus in my lab beyond augmented reality is on researching novel human-computer interaction technologies that can bring out and enhance human qualities.”
In contrast to technology that is no longer useful when it’s no longer there, Höllerer posits that the effects of AR have the capability to continue on after all devices have been turned off.
“This grant will be used for technology that will increase users’ inherently human capabilities — awareness, new skills, new attitudes, new mindsets — so even when the technology goes away, just by people having experienced it, technology can help the humanity of humans,” he said.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Global Studies, with a focus in conflict, authoritarian settings, and research methods, Thaler will contribute a critical social scientific perspective on the ethics of technologically supported memorialization. In his work, he frequently confronts questions of ethical practices in writing about and portraying sensitive subjects.
“We’re talking about some of the worst moments of people’s lives,” he noted. “How do we tell these sorts of stories and be sensitive to victims and their families while also fulfilling our educational mission to get a broader population to understand what has happened and to reject the sorts of politics that led to human rights violations in the past?”
Technology is often developed and deployed from the top down without enough thought to the social context and who is going to be using it, he pointed out. As a result, tech made in a bubble can fall flat with users, minimizing its effectiveness or even potentially causing harm.
In addition to Cárdenas Gasca’s experience in Colombia, the study builds on the first-person experience of Emilia Yang, an assistant professor of art and design with a focus on anti-racism by design, in responding to harsh government repression in Nicaragua — which killed more than 325 people after protests erupted in 2018. Working collaboratively with relatives of victims of repression and activists, Yang created Ama y No Olvida, the Nicaraguan Museum of Memory Against Impunity, to tell their stories and challenge the climate of impunity fostered by the Nicaraguan government. The transmedia project, composed of a physical and virtual exhibition, used AR to present digital altars, testimonies of the victims, and maps of the events, with the digital museum remaining online even after repression has made physical exhibitions in Nicaragua impossible.
“With this research opportunity,” Yang said, “I am invested in thinking together with the group on how we can create AR experiences for holding spaces of grieving, healing and preserving diverse community memories, while reducing harm and building accountability and safety with regards to the use of technology.”
The grant also provides the opportunity to further explore some of the initial opportunities of AR co-development that Cárdenas Gasca uncovered in her previous work in Colombia.
“From working with the museum of memory in Colombia, I learned that facing these stories is a cognitive and emotional effort for the audience,” Cárdenas Gasca said. “The curators of these exhibitions don’t just want to give a lecture, but they also want you to reflect and connect. We don’t usually think of hearing a victim’s story as a lecture, but as we listen to them, these stories are changing our minds.”
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A protégé of legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Arturo Sandoval has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer.
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with guest artist Serge Merlaud
Douget has performed with many notable musicians on the New Orleans scene, mixing his Louisiana upbringing with his strong individualism and idiosyncratic voice. The saxophonist will be joined on stage by Ashlin Parker (trumpet), Victor Atkins (piano), and Jason Stewart (bass).
Community Invited to Donate Funds for Christmas Decorations to Mission
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH - Donations sought to fund decorations at the Old Mission Santa Barbara. You can sponsor an ornament, wreath, or tree. These will be outside across the front of the landmark building, and seen by thousands. The decorations will be displayed on December 21st, adding to the Nativity scene already on the Mission lawn.
“We wanted to find some type of opportunity to not only to engage with the community in a special way, but a fun creative way to support the Mission,” shared Elizabeth Bryson, Director of Visitor Services at the Old Mission SB.
Weekend Rainfall Appreciated Amidst Drought
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13THWeekend rain impacts spare some and drench others in Santa Barbara County. Rainfall totals help overall but more is needed to create a beneficial runoff. The level of the Lake Cachuma continues to hold around the same level as last week.
Toad the Wet Sprocket Plays Benefit Concert
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH - The Doctors Without Walls - Street Medicine benefit concert with Toad the Wet Sprocket and opening act Omar Velasco filled the Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara Thursday night. The funds will help the outreach teams on the streets helping the most vulnerable.
Local Vendor Spotlight: Alexis Flores
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH - Young apparel designer Alexis Flores sees his street start-up gain in popularity. He has gone from selling his designs via a nightclub area table display along the promenade to a mainstream location in front of the Paseo Nuevo Mall in Santa Barbara.
One of his most popular styles is local-focused, showing Santa Barbara’s initials criss-crossed along with California’s.
Local Law Enforcement & First Responders Updates
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH - Overturned vehicle Hwy 101 NB at Bailard Ave. One lane blocked. Non-injury. Traffic backing up coming into Carpinteria. CHP, Carpinteria fire, Love’s towing on it. 7am.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH - Shots reportedly fired on the Santa Barbara Westside. Foot pursuit by police after possibly armed suspects down the railroad tracks toward 900 San Pascual. Multiple units swarming the area. Trains stopped.
On The Street
Weekend Events Ring in the Holiday Spirit!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH - SB City Fire on the scene of an electrical fire in the 900 block of Garcia Rd. Streets blocked in the area for fire crews. No active flames. Smoke showing.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH - SB Police have been working around the clock on their investigation since Friday’s shooting on Stearns Wharf. One person was rushed to Cottage Hospital. Few details. They say it was isolated to those involved. A witness heard five shots.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH - After a stormy Saturday, the Sunday night 36th Annual Parade of Lights was a beautiful presentation in calmer waters along the Santa Barbara shoreline and around Stearns Wharf.
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Bookworm Corner: The Snowy DayBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
WHILE WHITE CHRISTMASES ARE UNKNOWN TO SANTA BARBARA, reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats will give local children a taste of the wonder of rediscovering the world when it is blanketed with fresh snow. Published in 1962, this Caldecott Medalwinning picture book has remained a favorite among generations of readers. In 2020, the New York Public Library reported that The Snowy Day is its historically most checked-out book, being borrowed over 485,500 times. Its persisting popularity is linked to its beautiful story and role in promoting representation within children’s literature.
Charming in its simplicity, The Snowy Day follows a boy named Peter as he enjoys a day of winter activities. Donned in his nowiconic red snowsuit and cap, Peter experiments with the different tracks he can make in the snow and tries to save a snowball by sticking it in his pocket. He performs these activities alone, realizing that he is too small to play with the bigger kids. Back home, he tells his mom all about his playtime, dreaming that night that the snow has all melted. But the snow is still there when Peter awakes, prompting him to invite a friend to join him for another fun snow day.
At its core, The Snowy Day is a tale of discovery and reflection. By showing Peter playing in the snow and then later seriously pondering his experiences, the book emphasizes that readers can also constantly learn, even when they are outside having fun. After reading, students in snow-graced climates may become inspired to practice Peter’s activities themselves. Keats’ innovative illustrations also make the book visually compelling, merging collage and dynamic patterns.
Beyond its storyline, however, the book holds a larger significance. The Snowy Day was one of the first popular children’s books to have a Black main character portrayed in a positive, unstereotyped manner. Accordingly, the book has been widely considered an important contribution to representation in children’s literature not only due to Peter’s character, but that it emphasizes shared experiences and emotions all readers can relate with.
Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, voiced this sentiment on the book’s 50th anniversary in 2012, explaining to NPR:
“The point was that this is a beautiful book about a child’s encounter with snow and the wonder [of] that — and the difficulties, the being rejected by older kids, the realization that snow doesn’t last, it’s not forever. This is not about color. This is about childhood.” Available at Chaucer’s Books and through the Santa Barbara Public Library
Monterey PineBy David Gress / Special to VOICE
THE MONTEREY PINE makes a dramatic impact in the landscape – a tall evergreen conifer bearing lustrous deep green needles.
The towering forms of these pines were once quite numerous in the Santa Barbara urban forest. Unfortunately, over the last 40 years, drought, insect infestations, and diseases have diminished their numbers and their prominence. Where distinctive specimens formerly stood in many private gardens and public areas, including the County Courthouse, now only the most resilient ones have managed to survive.
This stately pine starts as an upright tree with a pyramidal shape; with age, it will develop a broad rounded crown that flattens at the top. When growing on a windy site with ocean influence it develops a picturesque spreading growth habit that is asymmetrical and often with multiple trunks. Under ideal conditions, it can grow to a height of over 100 feet with a branch spread of over 60 feet and a trunk diameter of over four feet! Again, under ideal conditions - and if it escapes a lethal attack from insects and diseases - it can live up to 150 years; however, its normal life span here is relatively short for a conifer, only 80 to 100 years. Its needles are one of its most distinguishing features. The needles (three- to six-inches long) occur at the ends of branches in dense clusters of three needles per cluster. These clusters persist on the tree for up to three years, before turning brown and dropping off. The needles also have a distinctive fresh fragrance when brushed or crushed. All pines are monoecious, meaning that both male cones (pollen producing) and female cones (seed producing) appear on the same tree.
The male cones, which form in clusters on new tree growth, are cylindrical in shape (1/2- to 2/3-inch long), and are an orangey brown in color. In the spring, the cones shed copious amounts of pollen, which is carried by the wind to cover the female cones – and the windshields of cars parked nearby.
The female cones (two- to six-inches long and two- to three-inches wide) are ovate, though asymmetrical in shape, and tend to curve backward on the stems. These cones are lavender in color when first appearing, turning an orangey brown at maturity, and then a grayish brown with age. They can occur as a single cone standing alone but more often form at the ends of branches in radiating whorls of three to five cones. When pollinated, they will develop into mature cones only after two years have passed. Mature seed cones normally persist on the tree for six to 20 years, but sometimes remain attached for over 40 years! Some cones are serotinous, meaning they will remain closed until
stimulated by high heat or fire.
The female cones produce compressed-ellipsoid shaped winged seeds (a ¼- inch long seed capsule attached to a flat, papery, wing that is one-inch in length). The seeds are generally dispersed by the wind - but are also carried away by scrub jays or small mammals who are looking for a nutritious and tasty snack.
The bark is thick and rather rough, with deep vertical fissures. It is a light gray brown when young; as it ages, it turns dark gray to black, with reddish brown within the fissures.
The native range of Monterey Pine is limited to the fog belts in only three coastal areas of California and from sea level to 1,200 feet elevation. The first population is in San Luis Obispo County, just south of Cambria; the second is in Monterey County; and, the third is in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. Surprisingly, a two-needled subspecies is found on Guadalupe Island and on Cedros Island, both of which are off the west coast of Baja California, Mexico.
Remarkably, despite its small native range, Monterey Pine is now the most widely planted pine species in the world! In the world! It is greatly appreciated in the forest industry - for its rapid growth and for its use in the production of lumber and wood pulp. Its bark is harvested as chips for landscape purposes and for orchid mix.
All these fine qualities have resulted in Monterey Pine becoming the leading introduced species in Australia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, and New Zealand. In fact, in New Zealand, it is presently the most commonly planted tree. Importantly, instead of displacing the indigenous forest trees in those countries, this imported immigrant has reduced the economic pressure to cut down native forests. Hurray!
Historically, indigenous peoples in California gathered Monterey Pine nuts as a highly nutritious and major food staple. A native stand in Pacific Grove, California, continues to be a major wintering habitat for the monarch butterfly. People often remember that, during the 1970s through the 1990s it was the conifer most often grown on local Christmas tree farms for sale as “cut yourself” trees and as living trees in containers.
The common name “Monterey Pine” pays homage to the Monterey Peninsula, where the largest native groves still exist; it is the common name most used in California. Its other common names, “Radiata Pine” and “Insignis Pine,” are increasingly used worldwide.
Its botanical name is Pinus radiata. The genus name, Pinus, is Latin for “pines.” The specific epithet, radiata, is also Latin and means “radiating,” referring to the way the mature seed cones ring the branches like radiating spokes on a wheel. Some sources say it also refers to the radiating marks on the cone scales.
Monterey Pine tolerates a wide variety of soils but does prefer well drained, sandy loam. It should be planted in full sun and in areas that will get fog in the spring and summer.
Of course, it should always be given ample room to develop to its mature size. Once established, it can survive on our normal rainfall; nevertheless, it will become stressed during drought conditions, so supplemental irrigation will then be necessary.
When stressed, Monterey Pines can become susceptible to attack by common bark borers, small insects that will weaken and ultimately kill the trees. Beginning in the mid1980s, Monterey Pines additionally began to be infected with an invasive fungal disease, called “pine pitch canker” (Fusarium circinatum), which causes significant dieback of new growth. While this fungal disease has caused considerable damage - and death - to both native and cultivated trees, many infected trees have shown a natural resistance and continue to thrive - giving hope that these strong trees can be cloned for replanting.
Monterey Pine grows readily from seed, germinating in about four weeks at room temperature. It can also be propagated asexually by cuttings, creating trees that are genetically identical clones.
In California, Monterey Pine had been planted for many decades primarily as a landscape tree, which significantly extended its native range. However, it has fallen out of favor in recent years, due to its susceptibility to insects and disease, and is now rarely propagated by commercial nurseries. Perhaps by cloning disease-resistant cultivars, it will once again be regularly available on the market.
Fortunately, we are still able to enjoy the majestic beauty of Monterey Pine in many locations around town. Mature trees can be seen in the Douglas Family Preserve, in the 800 block of Carrillo Street (mixed with Monterey Cypress), in the 3700 block of Modoc Road (mixed with other conifers), in Skofield Park, in MacKenzie Park, in Hidden Valley Park, in Oak Park, and at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by Santa Barbara Beautiful, whose mission includes increasing public awareness and appreciation of Santa Barbara’s many outstanding trees and, in a long-time partnership with the City Parks & Recreation Department, the funding and planting of trees along the City’s streets.
Those who wish to honor a special someone can do so with an attractive commemorative marker that will be installed at the base of an existing street tree in the City of Santa Barbara. Because Santa Barbara Beautiful has participated in the planting to date of over 13,000 street trees, there are plenty of trees from which to choose! Application forms are available at www.sbbeautiful.org
Government Is Solution (Not the Problem)By Harlan Green, Special to VOICE, 12.5.22
IT LOOKS INCREASINGLY LIKE THE ECONOMY IS DOING THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S WORK in bringing down inflation, says the most recent economic data. And our government is doing its part.
Much of recently enacted U.S. government programs will modernize the U.S. economy, increasing its efficiency (e.g., better roads and bridges, Internet, health care, less pollution), which will continue to bring down inflation.
As Nobel Prize-winner Joe Stiglitz said recently in a MarketWatch article, “Thanks to President Joe Biden’s recovery bill (the American Rescue Plan), the United States had the strongest recovery of any of the world’s advanced economies, reducing childhood poverty by almost half in the space of a year.
“Biden also oversaw the passage of the first major infrastructure bill in decades; America’s first major legislative response to climate change, the Inflation Reduction Act; and a major industrial-policy bill, the CHIPS and Science Act, which explicitly recognizes the government’s key role in shaping the economy. And these landmark bills all passed despite a historically unwieldy Congress,” said Professor Stiglitz.
This Friday’s upcoming Producer Price Index for raw materials should also telegraph another drop in inflation before the Fed Governors convene their last meeting of the year, as raw material prices for almost everything (copper, steel, fossil fuels) are in decline.
A worldwide drop in fossil fuel consumption is causing our gas prices to fall below the $3.50 per gallon price that prevailed before the Ukraine war. This should be good news for continued domestic growth, even if declining prices are a sign of slow growth elsewhere.
Even today’s reports of higher factory activity, and the ISM’s index of servicesector growth show the U.S. economy expanding, not contracting.
The ISM’s nonmanufacturing survey, a barometer of U.S. business conditions at service-sector companies such as banks and restaurants rose to 56.5 percent in November, which is a strong showing that shows the economy still expanding. Numbers over 50 percent are a sign the economy is growing, and figures above 55 percent are viewed as exceptional.
“In November, the Services PMI® registered
56.5 percent, 2.1 percentage points higher than October’s reading of 54.4 percent. The Business Activity Index registered 64.7 percent, a substantial increase of nine percentage points compared to the reading of 55.7 percent in October. The New Orders Index figure of 56 percent is 0.5 percentage point lower than the October reading of 56.5 percent,” said Anthony Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Services Business Survey Committee.
Economists have pointed out the service sector that includes leisure activities (dining out, travel) is playing catching up as we recover from the pandemic, while consumer spending holds steady over the holidays.
And orders for
U.S. manufactured goods rose one percent in October, the U.S Census Bureau said Monday. This was the twelfth increase in the past 13 months. Durable-goods orders rose a revised 1.1 percent in October compared with the initial estimate of a one percent gain (things lasting more than three years, autos, appliances). Orders for nondurable goods were up one percent in the month.
Fed Chair Powell recently said the Fed Governors are leaning to a more moderate increase of just 0.50 percent at their December FOMC meeting, rather than the last four 0.75 percent interest rate increases.
Let us hope they continue to lean in that direction. Consumers may help as they have historically slowed spending in January to save up for taxes and future spending sprees.
Harlan Green © 2022 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 email@example.com.
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1. Bid Submission. The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) will accept electronic bids for its Braemar Lift Station Rehabilitation Project (“Project”), by or before February 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., through its PlanetBids portal.
Bidders must be registered on the City of Santa Barbara’s PlanetBids portal in order to submit a Bid proposal and to receive addendum notifications. Each bidder is responsible for making certain that its Bid Proposal is actually submitted/uploaded with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time.
Large files may take more time to be submitted/uploaded to PlanetBids, so plan accordingly... The receiving time on the PlanetBids server will be the governing time for acceptability of bids. Telegraphic, telephonic, hardcopy, and facsimile bids will not be accepted.
If any Addendum issued by City is not acknowledged online by the Bidder, the PlanetBids System will prevent the Bidder from submitting a Bid Proposal. Bidders are responsible for obtaining all addenda from City’s PlanetBids portal.
Bid results and awards will be available on PlanetBids.
2. Project Information.
2.1. Location and Description. The Project is located at 404 Alan Road, Santa Barbara, California and is described as follows:
The Work involves rehabilitation of the Braemar Lift station. It consists of replacement of existing pumps, valves, and piping, replacement of existing ventilation fans and ducting in the dry well, replacement of valve vaults, installation of new variable frequency drives, construction of dry flood proofing measures, and replacement of existing motor control center and control system.
2.2. Time for Final Completion. The Project must be fully completed within 670 calendar days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about March 2023, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding.
2.3. Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost is $5,100,000.
3. License and Registration Requirements.
3.1. License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class A.
3.2. DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.
4. Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website at: http://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=29959 A printed copy of the Contract Documents may be obtained from CyberCopy Shop, located at 504 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, at (805) 884-6155.
5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of 5% of the maximum bid amount, in the form
of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award.
Prevailing Wage Requirements.
6.1. General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.
6.2. Rates. The prevailing rates are on file with City and are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half.
6.3. Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.
7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.
8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.
9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.
10. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.
11. Specific Brands. Pursuant to referenced provision(s) of Public Contract Code § 3400(c), City has found that the following specific brands are required for the following particular material(s), product(s), thing(s), or service(s), and no substitutions will be considered or accepted:
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following Corporation / Limited Liability Company is/are doing business as YOUR FABRIC STORE, GRANT HOUSE SEWING CENTER, GRANT HOUSE SEWING MACHINES, INDUSTRIALSEWINGEQUIPMENT. COM, and GRANT HOUSE INDUSTRIAL SEWING EQUIPMENT at 336-B E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. GRANT HOUSE SEWING CENTER INC at 336-B E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 22, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002851. Published November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person/ persons is/are doing business as ECOSPINSAFEWATER.COM at 189 Park Circle, Goleta, CA 93117. TYSON D SHACKELFORD at 1 89 Park Circle, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 1, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2022-0002687. Published November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person/persons is/ are doing business as DELMONTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY at 114 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. JAMES R DELMONTE at 114 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 29, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 20220002892. Published December 9, 16, 23, 30 2022.
conference will be held on January 9th, 2023 at 11:00a.m., at the following location: 401 Alan Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93109 to acquaint all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The bidders’ conference is mandatory. A bidder who fails to attend a mandatory bidders’ conference may be disqualified from bidding.
13. This Project is not subject to the terms of the Community Workforce Agreement. The Project is maintenance and repair of an existing facility and therefore exempt from these requirements.
Brian D’Amour, P.E., City Engineer
Publication Dates: 1) December 14, 2022, 2) December 21, 2022
END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS
City of Santa Barbara
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, during the afternoon session of the meeting, which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. The hearing is to consider modification of the Management District Plan of the Santa Barbara South Coast Tourism Business Improvement District.
You are invited to attend this hearing and address your verbal comments to the City Council. Written comments are also welcome up to the time of the hearing, and should be addressed to the City Council via the City Clerk’s Office by sending them electronically to Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or by mail to P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990.
On Thursday, January 5, 2023, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, will be available at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at www. SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CAP. The Agenda includes instructions for participation in the meeting. If you wish to participate in the public hearing, please follow the instructions on the posted Agenda.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need auxiliary aids or special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at 805-564-5305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange.
/s/ Naomi Kovacs Deputy City Clerk December 8, 2022
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Scholarship Foundation of SB Hosts Community Leaders Luncheon
CELEBRATING THE DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS who make the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s work possible, about 250 community members gathered for the nonprofti’s 2022 Community Leaders Luncheon on Monday, December 5th. Hosted at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, this marked the first time the SFSB team members and supporters could gather in person to honor their achievements since the beginning of the pandemic.
This year, SFSB awarded scholarships totaling $7.7 million to 2,146 students throughout Santa Barbara County. The nonprofit is the nation’s largest communitybased provider of college scholarships.
The afternoon provided ample opportunities to hear testimonies from individuals who have benefitted from SFSB’s support. Speakers included Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, a past Scholarship Foundation recipient and an infectious disease physician and internist at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and Arturo “Cheech” Raygoza, a current recipient and student at UC Berkeley.
Raygoza spoke of his journey to overcome
Chuck Flacks Named Goleta Homelessness Services Coordinator
CHUCK FLACKS has been named the City of Goleta’s first Homelessness Services Coordinator. A longtime Goleta resident, Flacks has been involved in building affordable housing, helping low-wage workers improve their skills, and directly helping homeless people find a home for over 20 years. Previously, he has consulted for the City of Goleta through Flacks Seed Consulting. He is also the former Director of Programs for PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), and past Executive Director for Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness. Flacks earned a master’s degree from San Diego State University in Family and Child Counseling, as well as a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in Public Policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz in Sociology/Politics. www.cityofgoleta.org
SB County Regional Climate Collaborative Selects Sites to Become Resilience Hubs
THREE AREA COMMUNITY GATHERING SPOTS have been selected by the Santa Barbara County Regional Climate Collaborative to participate in its Resilience Hubs program. Resilience hubs are community-serving facilities that will be able to organize the distribution of services and resources before and in the wake of a natural hazard disaster, as well as in the aftermath.
The three locations are Blue Sky Centerin New Cuyama, Franklin Neighborhood Center and Eastside Libraryin Santa Barbara, and Girls Inc. of Carpinteria.
“Each site and organization have a unique context with strengths and opportunities,” said Erin Maker, Environmental Manager for the City of Carpinteria and Steering Committee Chair of the Collaborative. “We’re thrilled to find out what we can learn from the experience of supporting these community institutions in enhancing their resilience.”
Through the Resilience Hubs program, site hosts will receive a technical site audit and recommendations to implement energy resilience improvement. The locations will also up to $15,000 to support their participation in the program, as well as receive support to engage the public and develop inclusive decision-making processes for the future Resilience Hub.
The program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the California Resilience Challenge and a $25,000 grant from PG&E.
To learn more visit www.countyofsb.org/collaborative
poverty to succeed at Allan Hancock College.
“If you stop giving someone a second chance, they stop having one,” said Raygoza “Because of your generous donations, I’ve been given a second chance!”
Additional speakers included Foundation Board Chair Matt Rowe and Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson.
Robertson, who announced that she will retire at the end of the year, reflected on her 22 years of service to the Foundation.
“My involvement with the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has been an exceptionally rewarding experience,” she shared. “I can’t imagine a more fulfilling way to spend one’s working years.” www.sbscholarship.org
Peikert Receives AIASB 2022 Lutah Maria Riggs Awards
DETLEV “DETTY” PEIKERT, AIA, was presented AIA Santa Barbara’s Lutah Maria Riggs Presidents annual award during the AIASB Design Awards Gala on December 1st. The award goes to AIASB members who has had a lasting, positive impact on the betterment of Santa Barbara’s built environment. Peikert has worked as an architect in Santa Barbara for 40 years, advocating for sustainable design, affordable housing, and more. Previously he has served as a general partner in developing a number of affordable housing projects for low-income families. Currently, Peikert is the co-chair of the AIASB Advocacy Committee. www.aiasb.com
CALM at Heart Event Raises Record $370,000
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES EXPERIENCING TRAUMA
countywide, CALM raised more than $370,000 to fund their ongoing resources and services at their 10th annual CALM at Heart event in November. The event was hosted at Susan and Robert Lieff’s Montecito estate, Los Sueños, and emceed by Geoff Green, CEO of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation.
“I am so proud to share with you all today the transformative, life changing work CALM’s therapists do every day with children and families around our county,” shared Board Chair Caroline Powers in her program welcome. “Keep in mind there is not a neat bow to tie on our clients’ and therapists’ stories, but instead incremental, hardfought changes. Our work is about building the coping skills to manage day to day life, and breaking generations-long cycles of trauma.”
Over 260 guests attended, enjoying a program that reviewed CALM’s work and future vision as it continues to offer mental health services and support throughout the community. All event proceeds will support CALM’s childhood trauma prevention and treatment programs. For more information visit https://calm4kids.org
SBHS Fall Dance Recital
Enjoy a night of upbeat jazz, hip hop, swing dance, contemporary modern, and Folklorico Dance when Santa Barbara High School presents its Fall Dance Recital at 7pm on Friday, December 16th at the SBHS Theatre. Tickets ($5-10) will be sold at the door and online at https://tinyurl.com/2p9y3c7x
Recital de baile de otoño de SBHS
Disfruta de una noche de jazz alegre, hip hop, baile swing, danza folclórica y moderna contemporánea cuando Santa Barbara High School presente su recital de baile de otoño a las 7 pm el viernes, 16 de diciembre en el Teatro SBHS. Los boletos ($5-10) se venderán en la puerta y en línea en https://tinyurl.com/2p9y3c7x
Friday • viernes 12.16
DANCE | BAILE
FALL DANCE RECITAL
By SB High School Dance Program • SB High School Theatre • $10-5 • 7pm Fr, 12/16 & Sa, 12/17.
RECITAL DE BAILE DE OTOÑO
Por el Programa de Danza de SB High School • SB High School Theatre • $105 • 7pm viernes, 12/16 & sábado, 12/17.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
SB TREBLE CLEF WOMEN'S CHORUS
Performing holiday hits • Camino Real Marketplace • Free • 1-3pm Fr, 12/16.
CORO DE MUJERES SB TREBLE CLEF Interpretando éxitos navideños •
Camino Real Marketplace • Gratis • 1-3pm viernes, 12/16.
EMMET CAHILL: CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND
Irish holiday concert • Trinity Episcopal Church • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/5n6rsbby • 7:309pm Fr, 12/16.
Mathis canta sus éxitos navideños • Chumash Casino • $69-109 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm viernes, 12/16.
!!! (CHK CHK CHK)
Punk rock concert • SOhO • $22 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Fr, 12/16.
!!! (CHK CHK CHK) Concierto de punk-rock • SOhO • $22 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm viernes, 12/16.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
FOLK & TRIBAL ARTS
Shop handmade goods • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • 10am-5pm Fr, 12/16-Su, 12/18.
FINES DE SEMANA EMERGENTES DE ARTES FOLCLÓRICAS Y TRIBALES
Compra artículos hechos a mano • SB Museum of Natural History • Gratis • 10am-5pm viernes, 12/16domingo, 12/18.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA!
Take your photo with Santa • Paseo Nuevo • Daily 11am-8pm.
FOTOS CON PAPÁ NOEL!
Tómate una foto con Papá Noel • Paseo Nuevo • Todos los días 11am-8pm.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
View 24 decorated, themed Christmas trees • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 2-8pm Mo-Fr; 11am8pm Sa-Su, through 12/17.
FESTIVAL DE LOS ÁRBOLES
Ve 24 árboles de Navidad decorados y temáticos • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • Gratis • 2-8pm lunesviernes; 11am-8pm sábado-domingo, hasta el 12/17.
SIP & SHOP
Shop gifts from local businesses • Frequency Wine, 804 Anacapa St. • 4-7pm Fr, 12/16.
Family Chanukah Party
Light candles, play festive games, and enjoy latkes and other tasty treats with friends and community members when the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara hosts its Family Chanukah Party at 4pm on Monday, December 19th. Attendance is free, however, reservations are required. Call 805-957-1115
Fiesta familiar de Chanukah
Enciende velas, juega juegos festivos y disfruta de latkes y otras delicias con amigos y miembros de la comunidad cuando la Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara organice su Fiesta familiar de Chanukah a las 4 pm el lunes, 19 de diciembre. La asistencia es gratuita, sin embargo, es necesario reservar. Llama al 805-957-1115
www.luketheatre.org • 1:30-2:30pm sábado, 12/17.
State Street Ballet performs this holiday favorite • Granada Theatre • $26-121 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm & 7:30pm Sa, 12/17; 2pm 12/18.
State Street Ballet realiza este favorito de navideño • Granada Theatre • $26121 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm & 7:30pm sábado, 12/17; 2pm 12/18.
GLOW Jazz, tap, contemporary and more by Momentum Dance Company • Center Stage Theater • $35 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm & 7pm Sa, 12/17.
• 2:30pm & 7:30pm sábado, 12/17; 2:30pm 12/18.
SB MUSIC CLUB
Pianist Paul Berkowitz plays Beethoven • First United Methodist Church • Free • 3pm Sa, 12/17.
CLUB DE MÚSICA SB
El pianista Paul Berkowitz toca Beethoven • First United Methodist Church • Gratis • 3pm sábado, 12/17.
FOLK ORCHESTRA SANTA BARBARA
Global holiday music • El Presidio Chapel and Marjorie Luke Theatre • $35 • www.folkorchestrasb.com • 4pm Sa, 12/18 & Su, 12/18.
CAHILL: NAVIDAD EN IRLANDA
Concierto navideño irlandés • Trinity Episcopal Church • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/5n6rsbby • 7:309pm viernes, 12/16.
Mathis sings his holiday hits • Chumash Casino • www.chumashcasino.com • $69-109 • 8pm Fr, 12/16.
BEBE Y COMPRA
Compra regalos de negocios locales • Frequency Wine, 804 Anacapa St. • 4-7pm viernes, 12/16.
Experience holiday music and “snow” • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 5:30pm & 6:30pm through 12/31.
Experimente la música navideña y la "nieve" • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 5:30pm y 6:30pm hasta el 12/31.
Saturday • sábado 12.17
DANCE | BAILE
THE NUTCRACKER TUTU SUITE
Performed by the youngest Goleta School of Ballet dancers • Marjorie Luke Theatre • www.luketheatre.org • 1:30-2:30pm Sa, 12/17.
LA SUITE DEL TUTÚ DEL CASCANUECES
Realizado por la escuela más joven de bailarines de Goleta School of Ballet • Marjorie Luke Theatre •
GLOW Jazz, tap, contemporáneo y más por Momentum Dance Company • Center Stage Theater • $35 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm & 7pm sábado, 12/17.
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
TEEN ANIME & MANGA CLUB
Meet other fans • Eastside Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Sa, 12/17.
CLUB DE ANIME Y MANGA PARA
Conoce a otros fans • Biblioteca
Eastside • Gratis • 2-3:30pm sábado, 12/17.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
THE CHRISTMAS REVELS
Scottish musical celebration • Lobero Theatre • $16-81 • www.lobero.org • 2:30pm & 7:30pm Sa, 12/17; 2:30pm 12/18.
THE CHRISTMAS REVELS
Celebración musical escocesa • Lobero Theatre • $16-81 • www.lobero.org
FOLK ORCHESTRA SANTA BARBARA Música festiva mundial • El Presidio Chapel y Marjorie Luke Theatre • $35 • www.folkorchestrasb.com • 4pm sábado, 12/18 & domingo, 12/18.
Hear the Alumni All-Star Cello Choir • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • Sold out • 6pm Sa, 12/17.
Escucha el coro de violonchelos All-Star Alumni • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • Agotado • 6pm sábado, 12/17.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS
Learn about local architecture • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall • Suggested $10 cash donation • 10am Sa & Sun.
RECORRIDOS ARQUITECTÓNICOS A PIE
Aprende sobre la arquitectura local • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall • Donación sugerida de $10 en efectivo • 10am sábado y domingo.
RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE
Take a tour • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.
Una Navidad de Flamenco
Ring in the holidays with Fiesta spirit when the young dancers of Puro Flamenco perform Una Navidad de Flamenco at Center Stage Theater at 5:30pm on Sunday, December 18th. For tickets ($18) visit www.centerstagetheater.org
Una Navidad de Flamenco
Celebra las fiestas con el espíritu de la Fiesta cuando los jóvenes bailaores de Puro Flamenco presenten Una Navidad de Flamenco en el Center Stage Theater a las 5:30pm el domingo, 18 de diciembre. Para boletos ($18) visita www.centerstagetheater.org
RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE
Haz un recorrido • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS
Winter-inspired arts and crafts with natural materials • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/3t4tpaks • 10:30am-12:30pm Sa, 12/17 & 12/18.
FIN DE SEMANA DE ARTES Y MANUALIDADES EN LA NATURALEZA
Artes y manualidades inspiradas en el invierno con materiales naturales • SB Botanic Garden • Gratuito con la entrada • Horario: https://tinyurl.com/3t4tpaks • 10:30am12:30pm sábado, 12/17 & 12/18.
INDIGO HOLIDAY DYE BATH
Dye your clothes or linens • Art From Scrap • $5 per item • 11am-1pm Sa, 12/17.
BAÑO DE TINTE INDIGO NAVIDEÑO
Tiñe tu ropa o ropa de cama • Art From Scrap • $5 por artículo • 11am1pm sábado, 12/17.
CAW ART HOLIDAY POP
Shop fine art, jewelry, prints, and more • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • 11am-4pm Su, 12/18.
CAW ARTE POP NAVIDEÑO
Compra bellas artes, joyas, grabados y más • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • 11am-4pm domingo, 12/18.
HOLIDAY ICE SKATING SHOW
Festive skating performance • Ice in Paradise • $20-30 •
www.iceinparadise.org • 12:30pm & 3:30pm Sa, 12/17.
ESPECTÁCULO NAVIDEÑO DE PATINAJE SOBRE HIELO
Espectáculo de patinaje festivo • Ice in Paradise • www.iceinparadise.org • $2030 • 12:30pm & 3:30pm sábado, 12/17.
LIME CREEK CHRISTMAS
Spoken word and music performance with actor Anthony Zerbe • Montecito Library • Free • 1-2pm Sa, 12/17.
NAVIDAD DE LIME CREEK
Espectáculo de palabra hablada y música con el actor Anthony Zerbe • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 1-2pm sábado, 12/17.
Community awards gala • SB Chamber of Commerce • Ritz-Carlton Bacara • https://tinyurl.com/vfwky7v3
• $175 • 5:30pm Sa, 12/17.
LO MEJOR DE GOLETA
Gala de premios de la comunidad • SB Chamber of Commerce • Ritz-Carlton Bacara • https://tinyurl.com/vfwky7v3
• $175 • 5:30pm sábado, 12/17.
15TH ANNUAL SWEATER PARTY
‘80s concert by Molly Ringwald Project, supports Unity Shoppe • SOhO • $25 • 7pm-12am Sa, 12/17.
15 FIESTA ANUAL DE SUÉTERES
Concierto de los años 80 de Molly Ringwald Project, apoya Unity Shoppe • SOhO • $25 • 7pm-12am sábado, 12/17.
DANCE | BAILE
UNA NAVIDAD DE FLAMENCO
Performance by Puro Flamenco dancers • Center Stage Theater • $18 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 5:30pm Su, 12/18.
UNA NAVIDAD DE FLAMENCO
Presentación de bailarines de Puro Flamenco • Center Stage Theater • $18 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 5:30pm domingo, 12/18.
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
HANUKKAH FEAST CLASS
Learn how to make Hanukkah foods
• Heat Culinary • 619 E Gutierrez St. • $65 • www.heatculinary.com • 5-8pm Su, 12/18.
CLASE DE FIESTA DE HANUKKAH
Aprende a hacer comidas de Hanukkah • Heat Culinary • 619 E Gutierrez St. • $65 • www.heatculinary.com • 5-8pm domingo, 12/18.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS
A capella concert by Quire of Voyces • St. Anthony’s Chapel • $15-20, tickets at Chaucer’s and at the door • 3pm Sa, 12/17 & Su, 12/18.
MISTERIOS DE LA NAVIDAD
Concierto a capella de Quire of Voyces
• St. Anthony’s Chapel • $15-20, boletos en Chaucer's y en la puerta • 3pm sábado, 12/17 & domingo, 12/18.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.
31st Annual Living Nativity
Witness a reenactment of the first Christmas when the First United Methodist Church hosts its 31st annual Living Nativity scene from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 20th through Thursday, December 22nd. Complimentary cookies and hot cider will be served, with docents present to answer questions about the church’s historic architecture and stained glass windows.
31 Natividad Viviente Anual
Se testigo de una recreación de la primera Navidad cuando la First United Methodist Church celebra su 31 Natividad Viviente Anual de 5:30 pm a 7:30 pm del martes, 20 de diciembre al jueves, 22 de diciembre. Se servirán galletas y sidra caliente de cortesía, con docentes presentes para responder preguntas sobre la arquitectura histórica y las vidrieras de la iglesia.
Patinaje sobre ruedas con vista al mar
• SB City College Lote 3 • Gratis • 3pm domingo.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
Hosted by Vivian Storm & Angel D’Mon
• Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5 • https://glitterbrunch.com • Brunch 11am-3pm, Show 12:30pm, Sun.
ALMUERZO DE BRILLO
Presentado por Vivian Storm y Angel D’Mon • Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5 • https://glitterbrunch.com • Almuerzo 11am-3pm, Espectáculo 12:30pm, domingo.
Monday • lunes 12.19
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
Italian conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. •
http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon.
Conversación en italiano, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm lunes.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
FAMILY CHANUKAH PARTY
Candle lighting, games, food, and more • Jewish Federation of Greater SB • Free, RSVP required, call 805957-1115 • 4pm Mo, 12/19.
FIESTA FAMILIAR DE CHANUKAH
Encendido de velas, juegos, comida y más • Jewish Federation of Greater SB • Gratis, se requieren reservaciones, llama al 805-957-1115 • 4pm lunes, 12/19.
BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months
Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th EL BEBÉ Y YO • Para bebés de 0 a 14 meses
Visit the library’s van • Harding School ~ 12-2pm We, 12/21 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm Th, 12/22
LIBRARY ON THE GO
BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA • Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Harding School ~ 12-2pm miércoles, 12/21 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm jueves, 12/22
LIBRARY LAB • Elementary STEAM activities • Eastside Library ~ 2-4pm Sa LABORATORIO DE BIBLIOTECA • Actividades STEAM elementales • Eastside Library ~ 2-4pm sábado
Central Library ~ 10-10:30am jueves, 12/22
Central Library ~ 11-11:30am miércoles • Eastside Library ~ Bilingüe ~ 11-11:30am jueves
READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm Th, 12/22
LEE A UN PERRO • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm jueves, 12/22
The Christmas Revels
Celebrate Scotland’s winter solstices of yore with tartan, bagpipes, song, and dance when the Santa Barbara Revels present their annual Christmas Revels concert at the Lobero Theatre at 2:30pm and 7:30pm on Saturday, December 17th, and at 2:30pm on Sunday, December 18th. For tickets ($16-81) visit www.lobero.org
Los Christmas Revels
Celebra los solsticios de invierno de Escocia de antaño con tartán, gaitas, canciones y bailes cuando los Santa Barbara Revels presenten su concierto anual Christmas Revels en el Teatro Lobero a las 2:30 pm y 7:30 pm el sábado, 17 de diciembre, y a las 2:30pm del domingo, 18 de diciembre. Para boletos ($16-81) visita www.lobero.org
Tuesday • martes 12.20
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
MONTECITO BOOK CLUB
Discuss Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas • Montecito Library • Free • 12-1pm Tu, 12/20.
CLUB DE LECTURA DE MONTECITO
Discute Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen por Jose Antonio Vargas • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 12-1pm martes, 12/20.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
Provide input on library programming • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.
CONSEJO ASESOR DE ADOLESCENTES
Proporcionar información sobre la programación de la biblioteca • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 4-5pm martes.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
A CHRISTMAS TRADITION
Warm Christmas concert with Shawn Ties and friends • SOhO • $20 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Tu, 12/20.
UNA TRADICIÓN NAVIDEÑA
Cálido concierto navideño con Shawn Ties y amigos • SOhO • $20 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm martes, 12/20.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
SANTA BARBARA FARMERS MARKET
Shop fresh, local produce and treats • 600, 700, & 800 blocks of State Street • Free • 3-7pm Tu.
THE NEW VIC THEATER
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A comic retelling of Dickens’ classic • Ensemble Theatre Company • $4078 • www.etcsb.org • Through 12/18.
UN CUENTO DE NAVIDAD
Un recuento cómico del clásico de Dickens • Ensemble Theatre Company • $40-78 • www.etcsb.org • Hasta el 12/18.
MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.
Santa teaches an unbelieving girl the meaning of Christmas • Alcazar Ensemble • www.thealcazar.org • $15-20 • 7pm Th, 12/15-12/18; 3pm 12/17 & 12/18.
MILAGRO EN LA CALLE 34
Santa le enseña a una niña incrédula el significado de la Navidad • Alcazar Ensemble • www.thealcazar.org • $15-20 • 7pm jueves, 12/15-12/18; 3pm 12/17 & 12/18.
PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s fairy tale musical • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • www.pcpa.org • $25-59 • Through 12/23.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s fairy tale musical • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • www.pcpa.org • $25-59 • Hasta el 12/23.
Alcazar Ensemble Presents:
Miracle on 34th Street
Embark on a Christmas adventure to save a Macy’s Santa Claus who reveals himself to be the real Kris Kringle when Carpinteria’s Alcazar Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday, December 15th, through the 18th, with 3pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday, December 17th and 18th. For tickets ($15-20) visit www.thealcazar.org
DE SANTA BÁRBARA
Compra productos frescos, locales y golosinas • 600, 700, & 800 cuadras de la calle State • Gratis • 3-7pm martes.
31ST ANNUAL LIVING NATIVITY
Recreation of the first Christmas •
First United Methodist Church, 305 Anapamu St. • Free • 5:30-7:30pm Tu, 12/20 - Th, 12/22.
31 NATIVIDAD VIVIENTE ANUAL
Recreación de la primera navidad •
First United Methodist Church, 305 Anapamu St. • Gratis • 5:30-7:30pm martes, 12/20 - jueves, 12/22.
Wednesday • miércoles 12.21
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS
CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
1 MILLION CUPS
Virtually network with entrepreneurs • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara
• Free • 9-10am We.
1 MILLÓN DE TAZAS
Red virtual con emprendedores • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara
• Gratis • 9-10am miércoles.
LEARN LIBRARY APPS
Webinar on using library resources • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/32k2hr24 • 1011am We, 12/21.
APRENDE LAS APLICACIONES DE LA BIBLIOTECA
Seminario web sobre el uso de los recursos de la biblioteca • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/32k2hr24 • 1011am miércoles, 12/21.
VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION
Practice naturally • SB Public Library • https://tinyurl.com/4mskfaft • Free • 4:30-5:30pm We.
CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLES
Practica naturalmente • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4mskfaft • 4:305:30pm miércoles.
LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS
French conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm We.
presenta: Milagro en la calle 34
Embárcate en una aventura navideña para salvar a un Papá Noel de Macy's que se revela como el verdadero Kris Kringle cuando el Teatro Alcazar de Carpinteria presenta Milagro en la calle 34. Las funciones se llevarán a cabo a las 7 pm del jueves, 15 al 18 de diciembre, con matinés a las 3 pm el sábado y domingo, 17 y 18 de diciembre. Para boletos ($1520) visita www.thealcazar.org
OJAI ART CENTER THEATER
ELF: THE MUSICAL Join Buddy the elf as he discovers New York • $10-25 • www.ojaiact.org • Through 12/18.
ELF: EL MUSICAL Únete a Buddy el elfo mientras descubre la ciudad de Nueva York • $10-25 • www.ojaiact.org • Hasta el 12/18.
EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS
Conversación en francés, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE
Mon & Wed, 12:30-3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge
LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO
Los lunes y miércoles de 12:30-3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos 10am-12:30pm y de 12:30pm-3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
WINTER WONDERLAND ON ICE
Holiday skating experience with music, snow, and hot chocolate • Ice in Paradise • $25 • 9am-9pm We, 12/21-12/23; 9am4pm 12/24; 9am-9pm 12/26.
Musical tribute to jazz pianist Thomas “Fats” Waller • www.rubicontheatre.org • $30-80 • Through 12/18.
NO SE ESTÁ PORTANDO MAL
Homenaje musical al pianista de jazz Thomas “Fats” Waller • $30-80 • www.rubicontheatre.org • Hasta el 12/18.
PAÍS DE LAS MARAVILLAS
Experiencia navideña de patinaje con música, nieve y chocolate caliente • Ice in Paradise • $25 • 9am-9pm miércoles, 12/21-12/23; 9am-4pm 12/24; 9am-9pm 12/26.
Thursday • jueves 12.22
CHILDREN | NIÑOS
BILINGUAL SONGS AND STORIES
For kids ages 0-5 • Eastside Library • Free • 11-11:30am Th.
CANCIONES E HISTORIAS BILINGÜES
Para niños de 0 a 5 años • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 11-11:30am jueves.
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Practice naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th.
GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN EN INGLÉS
Practica naturalmente • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 1-2pm jueves.
Friday • viernes 12.23
DANCE | BAILE
AN IRISH CHRISTMAS
Festive Irish dancing and music • Lobero Theatre • $25-75 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 12/23.
UNA NAVIDAD IRLANDESA
Danza y música irlandesa festiva • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • $25-75 • 7:30pm viernes, 12/23.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
A WINTER’S EVE CONCERT
Holiday concert with composer David Arkenstone • Center Stage Theater • $28-43 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm Fr, 12/23.
CONCIERTO DE NOCHEVIEJA
Concierto navideño con el compositor David Arkenstone • Center Stage Theater • $28-43 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm viernes, 12/23.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
CHOCOLATE & ART WORKSHOPS
Make a chocolate bar and/or paint a chocolate box • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Call 646-3697277 • www.menchacachocolates.com • 3-7pm every other Fri.
TALLERES DE CHOCOLATE Y ARTE
Haz una barra de chocolate y/o pinta una caja de chocolate • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Llama 646-369-7277 • www.menchacachocolates.com • 3-7pm cada otro viernes.
Saturday • sábado 12.24
4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00.
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance w Somebody* (PG13): Thur: 4:00, 7:30.
Avatar Way of Water* (PG13): Fri: 11:00, 11:30/3D, 12:30, 1:30/3D, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30/3D, 4:30, 5:30/3D, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30/3D, 8:30, 9:30/3D. Sat: 10:30, 11:00, 11:30/3D, 12:30, 1:30/3D, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30/3D, 4:30, 5:30/3D, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30/3D, 8:30, 9:30/3D.
Sun: 10:30, 11:00, 11:30/3D,12:30, 1:30/3D, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30/3D, 4:30, 5:30/3D, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30/3D, 8:30. Mon-Wed: 12:30, 1:30/3D, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30/3D, 4:30, 5:30/3D, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30/3D, 8:30. Thur: 12:30, 1:30/3D, 2:30, 3:30/3D, 4:30, 5:30/3D, 6:30, 7:30/3D, 8:30.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (PG13): Fri-Thur: 12:45, 4:15, 7:45. Babylon* (R): Thur: 4:00, 8:00.
Strange World (PG): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:20, 7:00. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:20, 7:00. Wed: 1:45, 4:20. Thur: 1:45.
Violent Night (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 5:00, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 5:00,
Ticket to Paradise (PG13): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:45, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 2:10, 4:45, 7:20. Wed: 2:10.
Puss in Boots* (PG): Wed/Thur: 12:45, 2:00, 3:15, 4:30, 5:45, 7:00, 8:15.
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance w Somebody* (PG13): Thur: 4:15, 7:45.
Avatar Way of Water* (PG13): Fri-Sun: 11:000, 3:15, 7:30. Mon-Thur: 3:15, 7:30.
Lifting from the Past, 2022’s All Quiet on the Western Front and Living
TWO FILMS HAVE MADE A DISTINCTIVE
MARK TOWARD THE END OF 2022 in the cinema universe. Both are looks back on the past with varying degrees of sensitivity.
German director Edward Berger’s 2022 re-telling of All Quiet on the Western Front, goes over welltrodden efforts to bring Erich Maria Remarque’s classic war story to life. The screenplay was developed by Berger along with Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell and offers a German point of view. This latest All Quiet achieves some hefty visual dynamics. The filmmakers had advantages since there are a few extremely accomplished WWI movies that have been
made, especially Sam Mende’s tour de force movie about the desperate WWI fighting, 1917, released three years ago, as well as Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory from 1958 starring Kirk Douglas. The project expands on the original film, from1930.
In this latest version, the film explores the historical backdrop of elite politicians and generals who either attempted to end the war or continue the bloodshed. These additions were fascinating and illustrated the high levels of hypocrisy that hatched the war and prevailed during the back and forth fighting over small, devastated patches of territory. An anti-war theme is prominent. The movie has pertinence to the current Russian invasion of Ukraine, and captures the relentless pursuit of political dreams at the expense of everyone else and nature. All Quiet seeks no solace or victory in conflict but shows the futility of war and the wasting of forests, fields, and human lives.
The accomplished, mostly German cast includes Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglourious Basterds) who also served as one of the producers, young theatre actor Felix Kammerer as the protagonist/everyman Paul Baumer, and features standout performances by Albrecht Schuch as “Kat,” Brühl as the historical figure Matthias Erzberger (who was eventually assassinated by right wing forces in Post WWI Germany), and Devid Striesow as the recklessly frustrated General Friedrich.
Writer/Director Edward Berger and lead actors Felix Kammerer and Daniel Brühl, Producer Malte Grunert and Composer Volker Bertelmann joined in for a joint interview after the SBIFF Cinema Society film screening. Director Berger recalled, “I thought it would be interesting to tell this story from a German perspecitive, where before WWI the Germans had won three wars in a row, and won quickly. The young soldiers enlisting thought that they would inherit the heroism of their fathers and grandfathers, with no real sense of the horrors awaiting them at the front.”
This well-told and epic movie is currently showing on Netflix, and was named one of the top five international features by the National Board of Review as well as winning the Best Adapted Screenplay award.
In another look at the past, Living, from South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus, starts with an extraordinary opening credits with archival
footage from long ago 1953 England. Showing off a nostalgic perspective, the film examines the straightjacket life of the main character played by acclaimed British actor Bill Nighy (Love, Actually and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) from a script by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. The film project derives from Kurosawa’s 1952 Ikiru (which itself mined Leo Tolstoy’s 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich) and has found value in grabbing themes from the past to provide a new take on the poignant character study. We not only look at the wistfully sad life of the main character, but also witness the rigid hallways of the British bureaucracy and the urban caste systems of the post WWII era.
Hidebound by tradition and reticence, the film follows a man who slowly awakens to liberate himself after warned by his physician that he has a short time to live. The story is a little unpredictable but speaks volumes about the rigid nature of society and the frustrating nature of bureaucracy and the inaction it spawns. One of the best scenes includes actor Tom Burke, who is like the young, expansive Orson Welles performance as Harry Lime in director Carol Reed’s masterpiece, The Third Man. The film also resembles the remarkable Ealing Studio comedies especially The LadyKillers, featuring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers from 1955. Living is stamped with a visual style that is very unique and darkly dreamlike.
Living also benefits from an accomplished ensemble cast, including the lead, Nighy, who just won the coveted LA Film Critics Best Actor prize. In an onstage interview after the screening, the lead actor and director shed some light on their project. Director Hermanus noted, “My aim was to make a picture with 'death' affirming 'life.'”
Nighy added, “You can have a significant life, without world domination…my character has an uptight Englishness with a little touch of heroism.”
The result is a fascinating time capsule, with memory and identity emerging as thoughtful themes. This film is also available to stream on Netflix.
Holiday Art Gifts For You & MeBy Edward Goldman, ART Matters
HELLO, MY FRIENDS, I trust you’ve been busy shopping for the holidays—Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve—and whatever else I might be missing… Here are my three art gifts that I want to unwrap for you and, of course, you are welcome to share this with your family and friends.
Let’s start with the delightful exhibition in Long Beach at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) by internationally known Columbian artist, Fernando Botero (b. 1932).
Turning ninety years old this year, and still making his art bursting with joy and sensuality, Botero continues to be famous for celebrating voluptuous female forms. Sensuality and sexuality in his art comes across with a touch of humor and a surprising sense of innocence.
The exhibition, Fernando Botero: El Maestro, runs through March 2023. And while you are at the exhibition, be sure to watch the captivating documentary in the dark room that reveals so much about Botero as an artist, as a person, and as a character…
ND NOW, driving back to LA on the 405, why don’t you continue north past The Getty to the next exit and visit the Skirball Cultural Center. The exhibition there, Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, features works by more than forty artists, and covers five centuries of American quilts. To be completely honest, until this exhibition, I was only aware of quilts from the late 19th century through now.
This dramatically designed exhibition tells complicated human stories, which narrate an intimate history of American life. Early on, quilts were appreciated as objects to keep us warm and as decorative bedcovers. Today, artists use the quilt as a way to bring attention to social justice and cultural issues. “This exhibition captures the unique capacity quilts have to tell stories and convey a sense of humanity.”
AI’m still debating which of these quilts I would like to have on my bed or on the wall. Hmmm…Let me know what your choice would be. The exhibition runs through March 12th.
NOW, MY FRIENDS, be sure that you still have enough gasoline in your tanks to drive south on the 405 to the Manhattan Beach Art Center. There, you will get engaged and amused by the sparkling exhibition, Fly High Dive Deep, by Los Angelesbased artist, Lynn Aldrich (b. 1944).
I’ve been an admirer of Aldrich’s art for her ability to transform banal kitchen utensils into attention-grabbing abstract forms. At this exhibition, she transforms cleaning tools into “endangered coral reefs.” The showstopper of the exhibition is the gilded installation, Fly High, inspired by John James Audubon’s 19th century record of North American bird species. I left the exhibition feeling a little bit high, and so I want to thank Lynn Aldrich and the exhibition curator, Homeria Goldstein, for making me so happy. The exhibition runs through January 1st so you might want to hurry up.
was art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM, for more than 30 years. Along the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post and developed a strong digital following.
Coming Soon @ Santa Barbara Museum of Art
OF ART has announced the upcoming exhibition, Scenes from a Marriage: Ed & Nancy Kienholz, to be on view January 29th through May 21, 2023. The exhibition centers on a recently acquired masterpiece by Nancy Reddin Kienholz and Edward Kienholz, Bout Round Eleven (1982), and examines their collaborative way of working and living. Thanks to generous loans to supplement works already in SBMA’s collection, this focused exhibition features five artworks dating from 1960 to 2007, representing Ed and Nancy working together and also solo. Ed was already a well established artist when he met Nancy in 1972, and she continued to make art after Ed’s death in 1994. Their art often takes the subjects of marriage, family, and sexuality and recasts them as isolating and alienating, as forms of human disconnection rather than belonging. Nonetheless, their art came out of a deep artistic partnership, and their studios in Idaho, Berlin, and Houston were filled with friends, family, and assistants.
Besides giving greater weight to Ed and Nancy as a pair, this is also the first museum exhibition featuring their work in Southern California in over a decade. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has exhibited contemporary art by Californian artists for over 80 years, and the Kienholzes were part of a generation of artists that made this region known as a place for cutting edge contemporary art. It is, therefore, especially fitting that Scenes from a Marriage is to be displayed in SBMA’s new Contemporary Art Gallery, the Museum’s first space dedicated solely to contemporary art.
The catalyst for this exhibition was the recent gift to SBMA of Bout Round Eleven (1982). Like a skeletal stage set, this sculpture implies the architecture of a home with the windows, walls, and rooms partially indicated. The woman dressed in pink looks to the world outside, while the man is lost in the violent fantasies of television, represented by a vicious dog jumping from the screen. They are physically close but emotionally distant. This relationship is past the point of fighting, at round eleven after ten rounds in the ring. The parts of the story are all there, the separate lives, the resignation to the situation, but there remains plenty of ambiguity. The woman’s self-containment invites speculation about her thoughts, and the lonely white chair to the side echoes the characters’ separate lives.
This exhibition is underwritten by the Lilac Drive Foundation.
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10 WEST GALLERY: Holiday AllMember Exhibit and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market ~ Jan 8 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com
ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Kids Draw Architecture ~ Jan 4 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org
ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
MUSEUM: Ishi Glinsky: Upon a Jagged Maze; Momentary Stillness; Gods, Glory & Spirituality ~ Jan 22 • www.museum.ucsb.edu
ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 302 E Cota St • We 11-4; Th 11-5; Fr, Sat 11-4 • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap
THE ARTS FUND: Teen Arts Mentorship Show ~ • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Su-Thu 11-6; Fri, Sa 11-7 • www.artsfundsb.org
ATKINSON GALLERY: Mo-Th 11-5, Fr 11-3 • http://gallery.sbcc.edu
BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707
CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors and Wallpaper Discoveries • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • Th-Sun 12-4 • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra
CASA DOLORES: Native Mexican Garment - extended to Dec 30; Bandera Ware; traditional outfits • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org
CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Stepping Out! by the SB Art Assoc • 1st fl, 105 E. Anacapa St • 805-568-3994
CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Studio Artists • 9-5pm, Mon-Fri; By Appt • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org
CORRIDAN GALLERY: A Winter Group, bringing Color and Light to the Season ~ Jan 28 • Central Coast Artists • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-6 • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com
CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org
EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org/presidio
ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org
FAULKNER GALLERY • https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp
GALLERY 113: Members of SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • MoSa 11-5; Sun 1-5 • www.gallery113sb.com
GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Winter Salon ~ Jan 30 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517
GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org
GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 12th Annual Picassos 4 Peanuts ~ Dec 28 • 500 N. Fairview Ave • Tu-Thu: 10-7pm; Fri & Sa 105:30pm; Su 1-5pm • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org
HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: Art for Good • 48 Helena Ave • 11-5pm Wed-Mon • www.helenamasonartgallery.com
JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu • WeSu 12-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php
KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists
• 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700
LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR
CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Celebrating Three Years! • Tues-Sun 1-6 • firstname.lastname@example.org
LA LA LA - SANTA BARBARA: Silkscreen Paintings & Sculpture By Daniel Dens ~ Dec 31 • 931 State St • 11am-7pm M-W; 108pm Th-Su • www.danieldens.com • 917-288-0065
LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org
MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Holiday Exhibition - paintings and photographs by gallery artists ~ Jan 29 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com
MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Ted Collier: Don’t Quit Your Daydream • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-869-2524
MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St • www.moxi.org
MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com
MY PET RAM: The Golden Hour ~ Jan 15 • 16 Helena Av • Fri-Sun noon-7pm • www.mypetram.com
PALM LOFT GALLERY: Three old trees ~ Feb 5 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.Palmloft.com
PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-2529659 • www.Peregrine.shop
PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com
SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org
SANTA BARBARA FINE ART:
Holiday Show • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com
SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Pressed: Botanical Art and The Herbarium • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org
SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community; Memories of Mountain Drive: SB’s Bohemian Community ~ Feb 28; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org
SB MARITIME MUSEUM: The Peaceful Sea: Paintings by Kevin A. Short ~ Dec 31; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-9628404 • www.SBMM.org
SB MUSEUM OF ART: For Opacity ~ Jan 15; The Architecture of Collage: Marshall Brown ~ Jan 2; Portrait of Mexico Today;Ongoing; • Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364
SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Native People Through Lens of Edward Curtis ~ Apr 30 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org
SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-6824711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org
SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Wings ~ Jan 4 • 9-7 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com
SILO 118: LARRY VIGON: Madonna and Bunny and Friends, A Holiday Exhibit ~ Jan 14 • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa/by appt • www.silo118.com
SULLIVAN GOSS: 100 Grand ~ Jan 23; Winder Salon II ~Jan 23; Joseph Goldyne: Imaginary Falls in Charcoal, Ink, and Oil; Natalie Arnoldi: Water And Light ~ Dec 26 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-7301460 • www.sullivangoss.com
SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • Fr-Sa 11-4; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com
SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org
TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St, 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com
THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: eye am: 47 paintings of the eyes of endangered species by Caroline Thompson and Nancy Taliaferro ~ Dec 31 • Th-Sat 12-5; By Appt • 1331 State Street • www.thomasreynolds.com
UCSB LIBRARY: Learning Commons; Tattooed and Tenacious ~ Jan 1 • 1st Fl Ocean side • www.library.ucsb.edu
VOICE GALLERY: Work by over 30 local artists ~ Dec 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 805-965-6448
WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 MonSat, 12-4 Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com
WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum
WILDLING MUSEUM: Wildlife on the Edge: Hilary Baker ~ Mar 6; Portals & Pathways by Kerrie Smith ~ Dec 31 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org
Three’s a charm...
Art Events Eventos
GOLDEN HOUR: OPENING RECEPTION • View mysterious landscape paintings by Stephanie Guerrero, Cary Hulbert, and Margaret Thompson • My Pet Ram, 16 Helena Ave. • Free • 6-9pm Fr, 12/16.
HORA DORADA: RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA • Ve pinturas de paisajes misteriosos de Stephanie Guerrero, Cary Hulbert y Margaret Thompson • My Pet Ram, 16 Helena Ave. • Gratis • 6-9pm viernes, 12/16.
NEW YORK CITY; SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO; AND LOS ANGELES will be represented in Santa Barbara this holiday season as
My Pet Ram, a gallery based in the former Surfing Museum, hosts an opening reception for a three woman exhibition - Golden Hour on Friday, December 16th from 6 to 9pm.
Located at 16 Helena Avenue in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, the space, owned by the former Arts Fund Executive Director Marcello Ricci, will highlight the special light of the magical time before
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SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am5pm Sundays.
EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y
ARTESANIAS SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos.
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sunset in the eyes of artists Stephanie Guerrero (Los Angeles), Cary Hulbert (New York City), and Margaret Thompson (Santa Fe).
Golden Hour showcases landscape paintings with seemingly natural forms cast in the Golden Hour’s uncanny yet captivating light. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday. Find the gallery online at: www.mypetram.com
The 12th Annual Carpinteria Festival of Trees will be at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria The 12th Annual Carpinteria Festival of Trees will be at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center! Come see Carpinteria High Arts Center! Come see Carpinteria High School FFA's beautifully decorated School FFA's beautifully decorated Christmas Tree on display daily from Friday, November 25th to Saturday, December Christmas Tree display daily from Friday, November 25th to Saturday, December 17th. Please join the Carpinteria FFA on Sunday, Nov. 27th from 2-4 pm and meet our 17th. Please join the FFA on Sunday, Nov. 27th from 2-4 pm and meet our FFA Officers and to have your photo taken with some FFA animals! We encourage FFA Officers and to have your photo taken with some FFA animals! We encourage you to purchase Raffle Tickets for the chance to win the 2022 FFA Christmas Tree! you to Raffle Tickets for the chance to win the 2022 FFA Christmas Tree!
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