A New Vision
Santa Barbara Neighborhood
Clinics’ New Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Susan Lawton & Leadership Team Step Up
AS THE SEASONS BEGAN TO TURN THIS FALL, the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics welcomed one of their own into a new position of leadership when Dr. Susan Lawton, a Lead Clinician and Associate Medical Director, was named their new Chief Medical Officer as Charles, Fenzi, MD stepped down from the role.
With it, Lawton has brought a new vision for the critically important community healthcare provider.
“I believe strongly in the importance of good primary care for all patients. Achieving excellence in primary care services, either medical, dental, or behavioral health, starts with good communication, between patients and staff and between the PCP and the team they work with,” Dr. Lawton shared of her philosophy.
Lawton has been happily working as Lead Clinician at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic’s Westside office since 2008. She graduated from Medical School at the University of Colorado Health Sciences in 1987 and completed her Family Medicine Residency Program in Fort Collins, Colorado. After running her own full range private Family Medicine practice, including caring for hospitalized patients and delivering over 500 babies over 13 years, she changed her focus to medical education and worked as a Faculty Member in the Fort Collins Family Medicine Program teaching new medical residents the art of being a Family Doctor. A desire to live in a different climate and culture led to a move to Hawaii for four years, during which time she adopted two darling children from China who are now growing into young adults.
She finds the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics to be the most challenging and rewarding place she has practiced so far in her career. Deeply committed to care for the underserved and with a belief in the mission of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, she feels she has found her “health home” and plans on ending her career with the Neighborhood Clinics.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lawton plans to work to continue to improve patient care including primary Medical and Integrated Behavioral Health services.
“Good primary care can reduce the cost of medical care for the individual patient and the community at large. We focus on both caring for established illnesses but also expanding preventive services beyond the traditional pap smear and mammogram, but into screening all patients for ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events), depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder. Our focus is on the whole person, body, heart, (teeth), and soul,” she added.
Part of providing quality services is having a outstanding team. Under new leadership of CEO Mahdi Ashrafian, MD the team includes Dr. Lawton as CMO; returning Chief Dental Officer Quynh Nguyen, DMD; Director of Human Resources Rosalind Gilbert; Director of Clinic Operations Yessenia Marroquin; Director of Development and Community Awareness Maria W. Long, MACP; and Director of Quality Ceylan Ozkan, RN, MSN; and Director of Behavioral Health Sebastián Lebeau, LCSW.
“It is important to me that the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics become an employer of choice in the Santa Barbara Community. Hiring and retaining quality
staff both clinical and administrative is a challenge in the current financial conditions in Santa Barbara. But hiring those with a commitment to the SBNC mission makes it easier,” Lawton explained. “I hope to raise awareness both in the medical community and the community at large to all the great work we do at SBNC. I always say ‘we are the best kept medical secret in Santa Barbara.’”
Each year the number of patients who use SBNC as their primary source of healthcare has grown, excepting the pandemic years. Lawton takes this role seriously.
“Caring for the 25K patients who consider us their health home is a big responsibility, and we continually strive to create an environment of quality, affordability, acceptance, diversity, and to meet all we interact with, dignity and respect. Come see us! We focus on the medically and socially underserved but we are open to care for patients from all socioeconomic strata. We accept multiple private insurances in addition to Medicare and CenCal, our local MediCal HMO. We are here for you.”
Home for the Holidays!By Daisy Scott / VOICE
MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD, ice skating, parades, and more will pop up around town as Santa Barbara continues its holiday celebrations! Here is your complete schedule of this upcoming week’s activities, with plenty of fun for the whole family.
Paseo Nuevo Decks the Halls! • Welcome the holiday season with Paseo Nuevo’s nightly snowfalls through Dec. 31st at 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Photo opportunities with Santa will also continue through Dec. 24th, with live holiday music performances popping up each weekend.
ETC Presents: A Christmas Carol • Learn the meaning of Christmas in a comic retelling of Dickens’ beloved holiday ghost story when the Ensemble Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol at the New Vic Theatre. Performances continue through Dec. 18th.
Folk & Tribal Arts Pop-up Weekends • Discover global handmade gifts when the SB Museum of Natural History hosts its Folk & Tribal Arts pop-up weekends the first three weekends of December. Shopping hours are 10am to 5pm, Fridays through Sundays, with 30 percent of sales supporting the museum.
Light Up A Life • Gather with community members in remembering those you miss this holiday season when Hospice of Santa Barbara hosts Light Up A Life events at Carpinteria’s Seal Fountain and Goleta’s Camino Real Marketplace at 5:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10th and 11th, respectivly.
A Winter Music Showcase • From rock n’ roll to folk music and beyond, experience a night of local talent when the Grace Fisher Foundation presents its annual Winter Music Showcase at the Granada Theatre at 7pm on Friday, Dec. 9th. All proceeds will support the nonprofit’s efforts to provide opportunities to explore the arts to children with disabilities.
Una Noche de las Posadas • The SB Trust for Historic Preservation invites the community to join its reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging from 7 to 10pm on Friday, Dec. 9th. Free and open to all, the procession will begin at El Presidio chapel and end at Casa de la Guerra, where participants can enjoy music, traditional food, and shop at the Mujeres Makers Market, open from 5 to 10pm.
Holiday SouperMarket and Soup Tasting Party • from local artisans while sampling tasty soups when local nonprofit Organic Soup Kitchen hosts its “soupermarket” and tasting party from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th.
Holiday Artisan Market at Victoria Court • Shop local this season when the Holiday Artisan Market brings area vendors, music, children’s activities, and more to Victoria Court from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th.
SB Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker • Journey with Clara with her brave Nutcracker to the Land of Sweets when the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, at the Arlington Theatre at 2:30 and 7pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th, and 2:30pm on Sunday, Dec. 11th.
Carpinteria Holiday Spirit Parade • Celebrate community and holiday cheer when the Carpinteria Holiday Spirit Parade makes its way along downtown Linden Avenue beginning at 3pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th.
Nutcracker Sweet • Enjoy an abridged Nutcracker performance by local young dancers when Westside Dance presents their holiday show, Nutcracker Sweet at the Marjorie Luke Theater at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10th and 11th.
Holiday on Milpas Street Parade • Celebrate West Coast-style when the Holiday on Milpas Street Parade returns, themed “Surfin’ Santa” from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th. The parade will be on Milpas St. from De La Guerra St. to Mason St. Goleta Holiday Parade • Santa Claus is coming to town! All are invited to cheer on local organizations, floats, and more at the Old Town Goleta Holiday Parade, beginning at 6pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th. The parade will take place on Hollister Ave. from Orange Ave. to Kinman Ave.
The Hallelujah Project • It’s the season for singing! Revel in carols and more when The Choral Society, joined by the Music Academy’s Sing! children’s choir, present their annual Hallelujah Project concert at the Lobero Theatre at 7pm on Saturday, Dec. 10th and 3pm on Sunday, Dec. 11th.
Parade of Lights • Play in a snowy wonderland, celebrate the lighting of Stearns Wharf’s holiday tree, and witness an impressive parade of vessels decked out in their best festive gear when the Parade of Lights returns Sunday, Dec. 11th. Festivities begin at 12pm, with the parade kicking off at 5:30pm. View a full schedule at https://tinyurl.com/4d3hxdst
Sing The Darkness To Light • Enjoy a hopeful night of music when the SB Gay Men’s Chorus performs their winter concert at the First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu St., at 7pm on Monday, Dec. 12th.
40th Annual Messiah Sing-Along • Raise your voice on high! Join as a chorus member in Handel’s Messiah when the Messiah Sing-Along returns to the First
Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave., at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Dec. 13th. All proceeds ($10 donation per entry) will support Unity Shoppe.
Miracle on 34th St. • Join Santa as he helps a girl believe in the Christmas spirit when the Alcazar Ensemble performs Miracle on 34th St. at Carpinteria’s Alcazar Theatre at 7pm on Thursday, Dec. 15th through the 18th, with 3pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17th and 18th.
Emmet Cahill: Christmas in Ireland • Celebrate a real “Christmas in Killarney” when Irish tenor Emmet Cahill performs a holiday concert at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30pm on Friday, Dec. 16th. https://tinyurl.com/5n6rsbby
The Nutcracker Tutu Suite • Witness a holiday performance by the youngest Goleta School of Ballet dancers at 1:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 17th at the Marjorie Luke Theatre.
The Nutcracker • Experience the grace of Tchaikovsky’s holiday masterpiece when the State Street Ballet performs The Nutcracker at the Granada Theatre at 2 and 7:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 17th and at 2pm on Sunday, Dec. 18th.
The Christmas Revels • Spend a holiday in the Scottish Highlands when The Christmas Revels performs a concert celebrating the winter solstice at the Lobero Theatre at 2:30 and 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 17th and at 2:30pm on Sunday, Dec. 18th.
Holiday Ice Skating Show • Witness figure skaters gliding through a winter wonderland when Ice in Paradise hosts its Holiday Ice Skating Show at 12:30pm and 3:30pm on Sat., Dec. 17th.
Mysteries of Christmas • Capturing the wonders of the season, the Quire of Voyces will perform an a capella concert of classic songs at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17th and 18th, at St. Anthony’s Chapel.
Folk Orchestra Santa Barbara • As Santa flies around the world spreading Christmas cheer, Folk Orchestra Santa Barbara will take listeners on a tour of global holiday music when it performs at El Presidio Chapel at 4pm Saturday, Dec. 17th and at the Marjorie Luke Theatre at 4pm Sunday, Dec. 18th.
They Count, Will You?
Volunteers Needed for the 2023 Homeless Point-In-Time Count
WITH COLD WEATHER BUFFETING THE COUNTY, thoughts turn to neighbors experiencing homelessness. Area experts and local volunteers will gather in January to assess the level of need. From 5am to 9am on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care (CoC), in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara and The Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation, will hold the countywide 2023 Homeless Point-In-Time Count. The Point-In-Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day.
Teams of volunteers canvas assigned
routes throughout Santa Barbara County and briefly document who is experiencing homelessness. This information is used to plan local homeless assistance systems, justify funding, and raise public awareness.
All volunteers are required to attend a virtual training session. In this 1-hour session, volunteers will learn more about the importance of the count, review canvassing best practices, explore the Point-In-Time survey tool, FAQs, and more. To make this training as accessible as possible, the online trainings are at varied days and times between January 16th and 20th. Only one training is required.
To volunteer, sign up at
House Approves Measure to Prevent Deportation of U.S. Service members’ Parents
IN A MOVE TO PREVENT THE DEPORTATION OF SERVICE MEMBERS’ PARENTS, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Protect Patriot Parents Act, this week, a measure authored by local U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal.
“The families of our servicemembers deserve our respect for their sacrifice, not deportation – and I am pleased to see that the majority of my colleagues in the House agree,” said Congressman Carbajal. “I am proud that this measure is now headed to the Senate for its consideration, and I strongly urge my colleagues to act on this and other critical commonsense immigration reforms before the end of this Congress.”
Carbajal’s bill was approved as a part of the Veteran Service Recognition Act of 2022. The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate.
Carbajal’s measure is inspired by the story of the Flores family from Goleta, where the mother of Sergeant Cesar Flores was deported despite living in the U.S. for 30 years and having a child serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Juana Flores was deported in 2019, but was allowed to return to the U.S. after public outcry and lobbying from Carbajal and other community leaders.
$50,000 Donation To the Charitable Foundation
IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING, Cristal Clarke has donated $50,000 to the Charitable Foundation, which was formed by Berkshire Hathaway. Clarke is a top agent nationally and locally for Berkshire Hathaway.
“ I support the Charitable Foundation because it only supports local organizations… and ones that may otherwise be overlooked and may not be considered mainstream,” commented Clarke.
The Charitable Foundation, which has a Santa Barbara Chapter, was formed in 2002 and has awarded more than 1,000 grants totaling over $5 million. The local Charitable Foundation is operated by volunteers.
New State Street Organization Formed
ANEWLY FORMED ORGANIZATION CALLED FRIENDS OF STATE STREET has initiated at least one project and begun interacting with other organizations concerning State Street needs and development.
The Friends of State Street have filed for non profit status and have formed a pilot Parklet Project at the Night Lizard Brewery on Nov. 19th, which involved the cleaning of the sidewalk and the planting of plants in planters. There were about 10 people involved in the project. The FSS also connected with the Santa Barbara City College Construction & Design Technology class as part of their outreach program.
The group has put up a website that includes a survey and that encourages residents to participate in the Dec. 9th and 10th State Street Community Design Workshop.
For more information: www.friendsofstatestreet.org
https://countyofsb.pointintime.info/. The final day to sign up to volunteer is January 19th, 2023.
“As our community emerges from the pandemic, it is important that we have an understanding of how it has impacted our unhoused neighbors,” said Jett Black-Maertz, Housing Program Specialist, Sr. with the County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department. “The Point-In-Time Count influences everything from services offered to funding available to our area. It is important we have an accurate count, and we cannot do that without the help of volunteers.”
The Point-In-Time count is only possible with a community-wide effort by the
incredible support of many volunteers and partners.
The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and support self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The County of Santa Barbara supports the Continuum of Care and the Coordinated Entry System, a no-wrong door, countywide system that engages and connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness to the optimal resources for their needs. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home for good.
All are welcome to participate by visiting https://countyofsb.pointintime.info/ and letting organizers know you plan to participate.
SBCC Begins Search For Next President
THE APPLICATION PROCESS HAS BEEN OPENED by the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees for hiring the next Santa Barbara City College Superintendent/President. Recruitment will be open through January 20th with a goal of having a new president start in summer 2023.
Applications will be reviewed by a 21-person Screening Committee cochaired by SBCC Trustee Dr. Anna Everett and SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green. The committee will conduct initial interviews and then recommend finalists to the Board for its review and final candidate selection. Finalists will participate in public forums in mid-March and the Board anticipates it will announce SBCC’s new Superintendent/President in April.
The college is seeking a competent, equity-minded leader who excels in complex organizations and is passionate about the comprehensive community college mission, according to a press release. The successful candidate will build on SBCC’s history of providing quality, innovative educational experiences for all students to achieve their highest potential. They will also be a visible, active leader in the community and work closely with the SBCC Foundation to enhance relationships and partnerships.
The Board has contracted with HSV Consulting, Inc. to provide assistance with the recruitment. Confidential nominations or questions about the position and process can be directed to Helen Benjamin at email@example.com or Cindy Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBCC has been led by Interim Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo, Ed.D. since September 2021.
SBCC is one of 116 California Community Colleges, the largest public education system in the country. To learn more about the search process and job opportunity, visit the recruitment webpage at sbcc.edu/president-search.
City Launches Online Business License Portal and Changes Renewal Period
IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE TAX AND LICENSE ADMINISTRATION
SERVICES, the City of Santa Barbara will launch an online business portal and move to a calendar-year business license renewal period starting in Jan.
The new online system will allow businesses to apply for, renew, and pay their business license payments totally online. Avenu Insights & Analytics will administer the new system on behalf of the City’s Finance Department. As part of the change, the City will transition to a calendar-year based business license tax program. The change begins with the 2023 license tax year. All current business licenses will expire on December 31, 2022, and will require business licenses be renewed in January 2023. Thereafter, all business license tax certificates will expire on December 31st of each year. Businesses that have already paid into 2023 will be eligible for a tax credit on the 2023 tax obligation that requires renewal by January 31st, 2023.
Businesses will receive letters during the first week of December 2022 further explaining the new process.
The City has worked toward identifying ways to improve efficiency in how it delivers service to the community. The change marks the Finance Department’s latest effort at streamlining processes to improve customer service. Starting January 3rd, 2023, businesses will still be able to apply, renew, and pay for their business license in person at City Hall at 735 Anacapa Street, Monday – Thursday, 9am to 2pm and on alternating Fridays, 9am to 2pm.
“We are excited to offer this customer service improvement to the thousands of businesses that do business in the City. Implementing an online portal, allowing payment online with a credit card, and standardizing the renewal process will allow for greater ease, more transparency, and more efficient processes, ultimately saving time and money,” said Finance Director Keith DeMartini.
Earlier this year the Finance Department launched its online budget book to increase transparency and allow for easy search and viewing by the community. In addition, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recognized the department for financial reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year 2021.
La ciudad lanza un portal de licencias comerciales en línea y anuncia cambios en el período de renovación de licencias comerciales
EN UN ESFUERZO PARA MEJORAR LOS SERVICIOS DE ADMINISTRACIÓN DE IMPUESTOS Y LICENCIAS Y MEJORAR EL SERVICIO AL CLIENTE, la Ciudad lanzará un portal de negocios en línea y cambiará a un período de renovación de licencias de negocios de año calendario en enero de 2023.
El nuevo sistema en línea permitirá a las empresas solicitar, renovar, y pagar convenientemente sus licencias comerciales completamente en línea. Avenu Insights & Analytics administrará el nuevo sistema en nombre del Departamento de Finanzas de la Ciudad. Como parte del cambio, la ciudad hará la transición a un programa de impuestos de licencias comerciales basado en el año calendario. El cambio comienza con el año fiscal de licencias 2023. Todas las licencias comerciales actuales se vencerán el 31 de diciembre de 2022, y requerirán que las licencias comerciales se renueven en enero de 2023. A partir de entonces, todos los certificados de impuestos de licencias de negocios se vencerán el 31 de diciembre de cada año. Los negocios que ya han pagado hasta 2023 serán elegibles para un crédito fiscal en la obligación fiscal de 2023 que requiere la renovación antes del 31 de enero de 2023.
Los negocios recibirán cartas durante la primera semana de diciembre de 2022 explicando el nuevo proceso.
La Ciudad ha trabajado para identificar formas de mejorar la eficiencia en la forma en que presta el servicio a la comunidad. El cambio marca el último esfuerzo del Departamento de Finanzas en la racionalización de los procesos para mejorar el servicio al cliente. A partir del 3 de enero de 2023, las empresas podrán seguir solicitando, renovando y pagando su licencia comercial en persona en el Ayuntamiento ubicado en el 735 de la calle Anacapa, de lunes a jueves, de 9am a 2pm y los viernes alternos, de 9am a 2pm.
“Estamos muy contentos de ofrecer esta mejora en el servicio al cliente a los miles de negocios que hacen negocios en la Ciudad. La implementación de un portal en línea, permitiendo el pago en línea con tarjeta de crédito, y la estandarización del proceso de renovación permitirá una mayor facilidad, más transparencia y procesos más eficientes, a la larga ahorrará tiempo y dinero”, dijo el Director de Finanzas Keith DeMartini.
A principios de este año, el Departamento de Finanzas puso en marcha su libro de presupuestos en línea para aumentar la transparencia y permitir la búsqueda y visualización fácil por parte de la comunidad. Además, la Asociación de Funcionarios de Finanzas del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos y Canadá reconoció al departamento por la presentación de informes financiero integral anual para el año fiscal 2021.
COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP
HELP DESIGN STATE STREET!
On December 9th and 10th, the City of Santa Barbara will host community workshops at 821 State Street for members of the community to help develop design concepts for the project area. The completed workshop activities will be available for viewing during the Open House. All events will include the same activities and be in English and Spanish. Childcare will be provided during the workshop times. A pop-up art show focused on creativity and innovation, in collaboration with The Arts Fund, will take place during the design events.
Friday 12/9: 4pm - 7pm
Saturday 12/10: 9am - 12pm
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Saturday 12/10: 1pm - 4pm
Pop-Up Art Show During Workshops and Open House
Composers Joao Oliveira and Raphael Radna release app for displacing sounds and creating acousmatic musicBy Debra Herrick / The UC Santa Barbara Current
MUCH OF THE ALLURE TO SEE MOVIES
ON THE BIG SCREEN comes from how theaters can create an environment where sound surrounds the audience. Displaced sound, which helps to create the immersive cinematic experience, has also been a distinguishing feature of electronic music — particularly acousmatic electronic music — growing in popularity since its emergence in the 1950s. Technology to create spatial compositions, however, has not kept pace with the needs of composers who now write single compositions for dozens of speakers. (A handful of high-end concert halls each have over 100 speakers).
With no universal software solution in sight, composer João Pedro Oliveira, Corwin Chair of Composition in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Music, set out to create an application for composers to specify how sounds move in space. He enlisted software developer and student Raphael Radna, who is simultaneously completing his doctoral studies in composition and a master’s degree in media arts and technology. Together they built Space Control, an app which UCSB’s Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) recently released to the public.
A multitrack workstation, Space Control is a user-friendly tool for electroacoustic music composers to design and mix spatial gestures. Creating a spatialization app with a minimal learning curve was a top priority, noted Oliveira, who wanted to “simplify the facets of spatial composition, allowing users to focus only on the creative elements.”
With that goal, Radna set out to develop an “intuitive program,” he said, “something that allows people to compose acousmatic music without training in computer programming or the science of spatial audio.”
Considering how popular and cross-generational the musical form has become, usability for a spatialization app is
paramount. The tradition of electronic music has long embraced the expressive potential of sound movement in space, which can now be understood as a parameter of composition, Radna added, much like the more common ones: pitch, rhythm, timbre, and so on.
Acousmatic music is listened to as a concert experience but without performers where sound is projected over speakers. “It creates a situation in which we hear sound but don’t see how it’s produced; so, the use of space is of particular interest to this genre,” Radna said.
Space Control makes it easy to define trajectories in space for multiple sound files, giving each individual sound in a composition its own location or path and defining its movement in space and time. The app allows outputs for up to 24 loudspeakers and supports circular arrangements of speakers, which are commonly used in electronic music concerts and festivals around the world.
“Sometimes if you sit in a hall and you have an electronic sound that goes around you in a circle, that causes a certain tension — a feeling of energy that is caused by the movement of the sound in space,” Oliveira said. “Energy levels change, and space can make them more prominent or more active. Having the listener feel that the sound is all around them — displacing itself — it’s a very interesting aspect.”
For composers working with sound spatialization, creating a composition that comes together from displaced sounds can be a test of trial and error. Oliveira and Radna’s app helps alleviate some of that empirical labor by providing a visualization of the space where sounds can be displaced. The app then plays back a user’s spatial mix in real time so that they can make changes as they go. When compositions are complete, the user can export individual audio files for each speaker that can be played by any
comparable sound system in the world.
“When we work with spatial movements of sounds, many times we are confronted with the problem, how do we displace it?” Oliveira said. “Which direction will it go? What kind of path will it take in space? While I’m working on new compositions using electronic sounds, many times as I do the sounds, I’m thinking what is the energy that these sounds will suggest as space movements.”
Beyond composers, Oliveira and Radna imagine other users benefitting from the app as well, including sound designers for theater or film, sound artists and art practitioners who create multi-channel works for installation — and potentially psychoacoustic researchers.
Space Control runs on Apple and Windows computers, and is available on GitHub as a free download.
Live Poetry Series to begin at Goleta Valley Library
This event and the series will be hosted by David Starkey, who served as Santa Barbara’s 20092011 Poet Laureate. He is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Barbara City College and the publisher and co-editor of Gunpowder Press. Over the past 30 years, Starkey has published ten full-length collections of poetry with small presses and more than 500 poems in literary journals such as American Scholar, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Review.
“As a long-time patron of the Goleta Valley Library, I’ve always felt it would be a great place to host poetry readings,” Starkey said about the series. “The space is inviting, and I think it’s important to branch out from ‘the usual places’ for events like this. With the enthusiastic support of Library Director Allison Gray and Library Technician Craig Clevenger, himself a noted author, I’m hopeful that the series will become a mainstay of the Central Coast poetry scene.”
Chryss Yost is a poet, designer, and educator based in Santa Barbara. She is the co-editor of Gunpowder Press, an independent poetry publisher, and principal of Sungold
Editions. She served as Santa Barbara Poet Laureate from 2013-2015. Yost, the author of Mouth and Fruit, was awarded the Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize from Carlow University (selected by Patricia Smith) and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
George Yatchisin is the author of the chapbook Feast Days and full-length The First Night We Thought the World Would End. He is coeditor of the anthology Rare Feathers: Poems on Birds & Artand his poetry appears in anthologies including Reel Verse: Poems About the Movies. He also is a journalist, having been published by the Santa Barbara Independent for over 25 years.
Jace Turner is an Adult Education & Information Services Librarian at Santa Barbara Public Library. He was named a Santa Barbara Local Hero in 2018. Turner has read his poems locally and offers them on Instagram.
Isabelle Kim-Sherman, a senior at Dos Pueblos High School, is a winner of the Bronfman Fellowship. She is an award-winning writer whose work has been published in Tablet Magazine as well as two California Poets in the Schools statewide anthologies.
The library is located at 500 N. Fairview. Find overflow parking in the Christian Science Church parking lot just south of the library.Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons Named Santa Barbara County Physician of the Year
LYNN FITZGIBBONS, MD, has been named the 2022 Physician of the Year for Santa Barbara County and honored by the Central Coast Medical Association. This award is given to a physician who has worked to improve the quality of health care, contributed to the education of other physicians, and engaged in community service and other activities outside of medicine.
Dr. Fitzgibbons is an UC Santa Barbara alumna, where earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Dr. Fitzgibbons then received her Doctor in Medicine from UC San Diego School of Medicine. She came back to the area for her Internship and Residency with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where she was one of the early clinicians with Doctors without Walls. She then served as a volunteer in Uganda treating HIV patients before going to Oregon Health & Science University for her Fellowship in infectious disease.
Currently, she is the program director of the internal medicine residency program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is the Infectious Disease physician at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. She is also the Medical Director of the Cottage Center for Population Health, serves on the Cottage Health Institutional Review Board, and is on the board of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics. www.CCMAHealth.org
Sasha Cooke and John Churchwell Appointed Co-Directors of the Lehrer Vocal Institute
MEZZO-SOPRANO SASHA COOKE, along with pianist and vocal coach JOHN CHURCHWELL have been announced as the new Co-Directors of the Lehrer Vocal Institute at the Music Academy. In this role, they will oversee long-term planning for the Institute’s curriculum, performance, and teaching roster. Already, the pair have planned for an exciting 2023 Summer Festival. Together, they bring remarkable talent and experience to the Music Academy, with Cooke being a two-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and a Music Academy alumna. Churchwell is currently the Head of Music Staff at the San Francisco Opera and a former assistant conductor with the Metropolitan Opera. “This is a dynamic trajectory of leadership for the 21st century emerging artist,” said Music Academy President & CEO Scott Reed. “John and Sasha will create the creators who perform at the highest level and champion change in the field of opera and vocal music.” www.musicacademy.org
Pamme Mickelson New Marjorie Luke Theatre Development Director
PAMME MICKELSON has joined the Marjorie Luke Theatre as its new Development Director. Mickelson grew up as an army brat, moving 14 times in 17 years, including six years spent in Europe. After attending The University of Texas, she worked in the hospitality and nonprofit sectors. In the past, she has served as the Development Director for several nonprofits, including a community theatre. Mickelson has two daughters, a grandson, three dogs, and two horses. https://luketheatre.org
Landon Pollack Joins Dream Foundation
LANDON POLLACK, Managing Partner of Ignite Venture Partners, has joined the Board of Directors of Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults. Pollack will work closely with the executive team and fellow board members to identify and nurture relationships with others who share a desire to work with organizations that seek to do good. As an Executive Advisor, Pollack has worked with some of the world’s most famous brands. He has helped over 100 companies create advisory board and sits on many himself, with Dream Foundation being his latest addition. www.dreamfoundation.org
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:
SB Maritime Museum Holiday Toy Drive • All individuals who bring a new, unopened toy will enjoy free admission through December 15th.
Toys for Tots at the Montecito Water District • Donations of new, unopened gifts are being collected at 583 San Ysidro Rd. from 8am-12pm & 1-5pm, Mondays through Fridays.
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
SBUSD Board of Trustee Appointment Process Officially Open
THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO REPLACE outgoing Santa Barbara Unified School Board Trustee Laura Capps as a Provisional Board Trustee has officially opened. Applications close on Friday, December 16th, at 5pm.
To submit your application for the vacancy on the Board of Trustees, go to www.sbunified.org.
Apply for City of Goleta Grant Funds
ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH A LOCAL NON-PROFIT SERVING GOLETA RESIDENTS? The City of Goleta has more than $250,000 in grant funds for which you can apply, beginning Friday, December 16th. Applications will remain open through Friday, January 27th, 2023, online applications will be accepted for both Goleta City Grant and Community Development Block Grant programs. Visit https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/apply-for/grants for additional information on both grant programs or contact Shanna Dawson in the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department at 805-690-5126 or email@example.com.
Construction on New Outdoor Classroom at Harding University Partnership School Approved
PLANS TO TRANSFORM A PLAY SPACE INTO AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM SPACE have been given the go ahead by the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Trustees, as it approved construction due to take place at Harding University Partnership School.
“We are excited to see this project move forward,” said Veronica Binkley, principal at Harding Partnership School. “This project will help us innovate new ways to engage students with the latest methods to teach students science, technology, engineering, art, and music in a variety of settings both within the STEAM classroom and in the outdoor classroom.”
In addition to the outdoor classroom, the grant includes the development of STEAM labs which will work in concert with the outdoor classrooms. With one supporting the other, students will learn through inquiry-based, hands-on, and collaborative learning to increase student outcomes across the district.
Construction is projected to last 60 days. The project will begin within the week before Winter Break.
The $395,346 construction project has been awarded to Hanly Engineering Corp. It has been funded by through $100,000 from the First 5 Early Learning Plan Grant, $100,000 from a Women’s Fund Grant, $70,000 from SBUSD California State Preschool Program, $20,000 from the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, $16,000 from HUPS Unrestricted Lottery Account, and $89,346 from Developer Fees (Fund 25).
“Students who are learning a second language, and students with disabilities, benefit from hands-on learning experiences that generate rich language and develop deep knowledge,” said SBUSD Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado. “This space will achieve such a learning environment.” www.sbunified.org
WATERFRONT, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And, the eight days of Hanukkah will be celebrated at the same time, and within less than a week…. the year 2023 will be upon us!
Riding on Einstein’s fast moving train, I wonder how the days and months fly by so quickly – at least from my perspectives. Last Saturday’s walk along Stearns Wharf and the harbor walkway was definitely a sign that despite the daily news and some very strange but very, very beautiful weather – it looks like no one is interested in a replay of the Coronavirus seasons of the past. Not on your life!
Sitting upstairs on the deck of the remodeled Santa Barbara Yacht Club, the sound of the horn with boats on the water for the last race of the season, the Holiday Regatta, was a reminder that the 2022 racing season is now in the history books. But let it not be said that this club is MIA, not by a long shot! It’s the holidays and the fun begins with the annual Holiday Luncheon for the SBYC Women, a romantic Candlelight Dinner in the revisioned dining area and the much anticipated Parade of Lights. The traditional New Year’s Eve party will quickly follow with the passing of the helm to the steady hand of next year’s commodore, Dave Sadecki.
Speaking about the Parade of Lights, it will take place on Sunday, December 11th. Do come down to the harbor for one of Santa Barbara’s signature holiday events, the 36th All-waterfront holiday celebration. Big preparations are currently underway on Stearns Wharf with the waterfront’s official Christmas tree, already placed on the shoreward finger near the Sea Center, being decorated by a huge machine to be ready for its Close Up. Shops and businesses along the pier are preparing trees of their own and lighted decorations are already in place for the Big Day!
Beginning at noon on Sunday, families can visit a Winter Wonderland on the City Pier in the Santa Barbara harbor. There will be holiday elves, ten tons of snow, festive music, and photos with Santa who’s waiting to take those Christmas wishes from kids and those a smidge older directly to the North Pole. The parade competition that includes five categories, human-powered, power, sail, commercial fishing, or commercial other, starts at 3:30pm. First up is the HumanPowered category with dozens of stand up paddlers and kayakers dressed in jolly attire paddling through the harbor and around Stearns Wharf spreading holiday cheer for all.
Crowds will gather on Stearns Wharf At 5pm for the official Holiday Tree lighting ceremony next to the Sea Center. Then, at 5:30pm, a multitude of illuminated watercraft will light up the night as they make their way from Ledbetter Beach down the coast to the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, then back along the coast to the Wharf. To add an explosive ending to a wonderful day, the parade will be capped off by a fireworks show. Best viewing locations for the boat parade and fireworks include Stearns Wharf, the breakwater, West Beach, and East Beach. I can attest however, that those blasts of color illuminating the night sky can be seen on beaches and hilltops up and down the coastline.
Mike Wiltshire, Director of the Waterfront Department, exclaimed, “I’m happy to announce that the Parade of Lights is back again in 2022 from wherever you’re watching! Waterfront staff is already in full prep mode bringing the holidays to our beautiful harbor!”
And …. guess what, Folks? This is all for FREE!
As we honor the coming of the Winter Solstice, whether it be with the lights of the Hanukkah menorah, those on a beautiful Christmas tree, or the candles on our holiday tables, we celebrate that the planet has taken another journey around the sun. Through our traditions
RT, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY ITS INTERPRETATION, is all about personality. Music Academy alumna, soprano Michelle Bradley, returned to her vocal training grounds last Sunday, dripping in recent kudos and rave reviews from triumphs at the Metropolitan Opera, San Diego Opera, and Chicago Lyric Opera. Presenting the second of three recitals by various artists as part of the new Mariposa Series at the Music Academy, Bradley offered an intimate program with her steady-as-a-rock collaborator, former Music Academy faculty artist, pianist Brian Zeger. A sold-out crowd of more than 100 savvy patrons found themselves in the embrace of two nearly overwhelming phenomena – the Music Academy’s elegant and characterful Lehmann Hall with its chandeliers, turn-of-last-century ceiling molding, and wood floors, and the utterly transparent, pitch-perfect, and disarmingly Kentucky-cheerful gobsmack talent of Michelle Bradley.
2014 grand-prize winner of the Music Academy’s Marilyn Horne Song Competition, Bradley has come a long way since, and she lit up the tiny recital room in the main house with a fascinating program, tempered mindfully against acoustic overload. Wearing a bright red evening gown that added volcanic energy to the proceedings while also melting hearts, Bradley offered a program of Samuel Barber (Hermit Songs, Op. 29); three songs by Reynaldo Hahn; four of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder; two elegant arrangements of traditional hymns; and an encore medley of Whitney Houston classics.
Opening her recital with Hermit Songs composed by Barber in 1953 and premiered by Leontyne Price, Bradley wasted no time confirming her nuanced capacity for scintillating vocal color, which she has nurtured to maturity since 2014. It was not difficult, because of Bradley’s unabashed personal interpretive temperament, to hear also, a timbre in the mid-low range, or an earnest certainty in declamation reminiscent of Price.
Of the ten songs in the set, St. Ita’s Vision and The Heavenly Banquet were prime examples of Bradley’s exquisite, clarified vocal color, while the last two, The Praises of God and The Desire for Hermitage, gave the soprano opportunity to unleash, a generous dollop of her enormous vocal sound.
Three love songs by Venezuelan-born French composer Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) offered a mid-meal sorbet in quasi-Baroque stylings. À Chloris (To Chloris – 1913) fashioned compositionally with a French Overture conceit, provided Bradley with broad swaths of legato phrasing, which she executed with mesmerizing vocal fluidity. Quand je fus pris au pavillon (When I was lured to her love nest - 1894) to a dance tune in Baroque manner, found the soprano in lighter, more playful voice as she canted male grievance: “If I had only been a falcon, or had the wings to fly away, I’d have saved myself from her.” Another opportunity for
sustained phrasing, Si mes vers avaient des ailes (If my poems had wings – 1888) composed at the age of 14, ended the set in gentle, post-Romantic manner, to Victor Hugo’s If only my poems had the wings of the soul.
Finishing the art song portion of their program, Michelle Bradley and Brian Zeger performed four of Gustav Mahler’s five RückertLieder (1901-1902) beginning with Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft (I breathed a gentle fragrance) with its sprawling vocal landscape. Liebst du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty), one of the most challenging of the songs technically, found Bradley’s top voice superbly focused and capacious. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder (Look not into my songs) with its difficult intervallic writing, was precisely in pitch, no small feat. The last and most famous of the Rückert-Lieder, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Lost am I to the world) gave Bradley the narrative freedom to reveal her greatest asset, conveying emotional vulnerability.
A gorgeous arrangement by James Miller of the traditional hymn I Am Seeking for a City and Margaret Bonds’ discreet arrangement of He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand fired up Bradley’s inner gospel, as well as her mighty voice. And to make the evening particularly memorable, sitting down at the piano, Bradley morphed into Vegas mode, a deliciously mesmerizing and delightfully loose medley of Whitney Houston tunes, after a little warm up doodle – Puccini?Photo by Zach Mendez Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews or Santa Barbara publications since he was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor. For more reviews by Daniel Kepl visit: www.performingartsreview.net
A Christmas Carol
A Side-Splitting Twist on a Holiday FavoriteBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
“HUMBUGS” AND FESTIVE GHOSTS GALORE, Ensemble Theatre
Company has reached new heights of holiday hilarity with Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Performed by just five actors, this streamlined production places humor front and center, mixing modern wit and fourth-wall breaks throughout Dickens’ iconic cautionary tale.
This unique combination ultimately enhances the play’s hopeful messages of love and community, demonstrating Director Jamie Torcellini’s commitment to ensuring ETC’s holiday plays are memorable and meaningful. Performances continue through December 18th at the New Vic Theatre.
Following the same cherished plotline as A Christmas Carol, ETC sends viewers to Victorian London, where the Christmas-hating moneylender Scrooge (Mark Capri) is hard at work exploiting his clients for every cent possible. However, after being visited by the ghost of his former business partner Marley (Bo Foxworth), and the ghosts of Christmases Past (Janna Cardia), Present (Regina Fernandez), and Yet to Come (Louis Lotorto), Scrooge realizes the importance of being generous and kind to all.
In portraying Scrooge, Capri’s background as a Shakespearean actor shines as he strikes
the ideal balance of grumpiness and profound loneliness to evoke laughs and empathy from the audience. The story’s remaining characters are all played by Foxworth, Cardia, Fernandez, and Lotorto, who expertly disappear and reappear with an ever-changing series of costumes and demeanors to match the well-loved roles of Bob Cratchit, Fezziwig, Scrooge’s nephew, and more.
This constant shifting of roles largely makes up the play’s comedy, creating an air of anticipation and improvisation not often present in reproductions of classics as old as A Christmas Carol. The supporting cast’s consistent physical comedy also heighten the play’s lighthearted atmosphere, as actors pose as clocks and hat stands in Scrooge’s office, toss shredded paper to signify snow, and more. Particularly unexpected instances of humor emerge with the reveal of Tiny Tim, played by an awkward puppet, and moments when the actors reveal themselves to be aware of the audience’s presence.
The unlisted members of ETC’s talented cast are the production’s remarkable sets and costuming, courtesy of Scenic Designer Stephen Gifford and Costume Designer Froehlich. Utilizing a minimalistic approach of moveable furniture and props, the set proves as flexible as the actors onstage, transporting viewers from Scrooge’s office, bedroom, childhood school, and beyond. Froehlich’s costumes, especially those for Scrooge’s four ghostly visitors, vibrantly merge Victorian styles with contemporary pizzazz, contributing to the play’s refreshed feel.
Even with its hilarious additions, ETC’s A Christmas Carol remains a touching story that emphasizes the difference one person’s generosity can make within their community. Scrooge’s self-reflection and reinvention offers a timely reminder that regardless of one’s past experiences, it is never too late to try to make amends and help those in need. For tickets and more information visit www.etcsb.org
The ChrisTmas Tree is LiT!
THE STATE STREET CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING EVENT presented by the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization and Consumer Fire Products was a magical time last Friday night evening, complete with a little drizzle and a chill in the air.
With music, dancers, SB Mayor Randy Rowse, DJ Darla Bea, and Newsperson John Palminteri on the mic, the countdown began. Discover upcoming festivities on the Holiday page (four) in VOICE and at www.downtownsb.org.
Bookworm Corner: All-of-a-Kind FamilyBy Daisy Scott / VOICE THE FIRST POPULARLY PUBLISHED CHILDREN’S BOOK
TO HIGHLIGHT A JEWISHAMERICAN FAMILY, All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor has persisted as an endearing collection of coming-of-age stories. Published in 1951, Taylor wrote this book and its sequels to share her memories of growing up in New York’s Lower East Side in the early 20th century.
While many readers continue to appreciate the book for its collection of sweet tales that emphasize values such as responsibility, the book holds a larger literary significance as the first widely distributed children’s book in the United States to center on a JewishAmerican family. Accordingly, it remains a valuable novel to use for discussions of representation with students today.
Set in 1912, All-of-a-Kind Family follows the adventures of five sisters living in a Lower East Side tenement building. Each chapter builds off the others to paint a picture of the family’s daily life, showing how small acts such as visiting the library
and grocery shopping were much more involved events just a century ago. Utilizing an intimate tone, Taylor shares how the family experiences great joy and love despite their financial struggles, and the profound sense of community that unites them with their neighbors. This is heightened by her frequent, rich descriptions of how the family prepares for and celebrates the Sabbath, Purim, and other Jewish holidays.
It should be noted that Taylor’s language is somewhat dated, and is best suited for students in the fourth grade and up. Taylor also references gender dynamics in a manner that reflects turn-of-the-century culture, such as women largely acting as homemakers. However, this role is not painted as a submissive one, and the family’s mother remains a strong, independent figure in the family and community. Moreover, given the context of this being an autobiographical, historical fiction novel, this can allow for worthwhile conversations with students about the nature of reading older works with a critical perspective.
Ultimately, All-of-a-Kind Family offers a reminder that life is made up of the stories we live each day, and that love defines and unites families of all dynamics and backgrounds. Available through Chaucer’s Books, the Santa Barbara Public Library, and Amazon.
Bookworm Corner is a weekly column dedicated to highlighting children’s and young adult books that carry positive messages. It is penned by Daisy Scott, a lifelong reader and lover of children’s literature who holds her degree in literature and writing from UC San Diego.
Scholarship Foundation of SB Celebrates Community Support
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH Successes continue for Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara County, now in its 60th year. The nonprofit’s annual report was presented at a luncheon at the Hilton Beachfront Resort.
“We are the nation’s largest community based provider of college scholarships,” said Matt Rowe, SFSB Board Chair.
$7.7 million in scholarships was distributed in 2022. In addition to financial aid, the organization provides financial aid workshops and guidance.
Sarah’s Groovy Vintage Opens for the Holidays
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH - “Sarah’s Groovy Vintage” opens holiday pop-up in the former Magic Castle Cabaret in Santa Barbara. Classic and retro holiday attire now on the racks. 20 years of collecting gowns, dresses, tops, and stylin’ “ugly” sweaters.
“We have anything for a black tie event, if you need a ballroom gown, if you need a fancy sparkly men’s jacket, or an ugly Christmas sweater, we’ve got you covered,” said owner Sarah Anticouni.
Remembering the Thomas Fire, Five Years On
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH - Five years ago today the massive Thomas Fire began in Santa Paula and in a shocking wind-driven blast took out 281,893 acres, over 1,000 structures, and two lives were lost in its march into Santa Barbara County during the next month.
Arise 5K Run/Walk Benefits Bethel House
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD - The ARISE 5K run/walk in Santa Barbara Saturday morning was an inspiring start to the day. It was a benefit for the Rescue Mission - Bethel House and women in need. Thank you to Mary and Keith Hudson, Adam McKaig, Melissa Borders, Dyanne Iverson, Drew Wakefield, and all the many supporters.
Local Law Enforcement & First Responders Updates
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH - Condos were spared from a vehicle fire in Santa Barbara on Montecito Street near Cliff Drive about 9:30am. The construction vehicle had equipment inside. No one was hurt. Santa Barbara City Fire was there in minutes.
On The Street
Adam’s Angels Honored as Nonprofit of the Year
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH - The Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club awards Adam’s Angels as the non-profit of the year. I was honored to say a few words on behalf of Adam McCaig and all the volunteers who serve thousands in need in our community. Each week they have survival bags and clothing for those in need. Please consider joining with time or a donation as one of your volunteer efforts.
Victor the Florist Sign Gone
2ND - From 1930 until last month, the Victor the Florist business and vintage sign were on Santa Barbara St. at Anapamu. The sign has been brought down. No word on what’s happening next.
805 Stachefest Returns!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
- The 805 Stachefest Friday night at Topa Topa Brewing in Ventura was packed with supporters raising funds for firefighters and family members battling cancer. Fire agencies and their unions in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties were coordinators.
John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
Vehicle over the side East Camino Cielo at Painted Cave Rd. SB Co. Fire, Los Padres, CHP on it.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH Postal worker injured - Semitruck vs. USPS mail vehicle - Nonlife threatening injuries. 3500 block of West Main Street, near Santa Maria. Truck driver not injured. 3:52pm.
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SERVING AN ITALIAN FLAG OF COLORS with fresh marinara, pizzas, pasta, and more, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is bringing the authentic flavors of Naples to State Street. Newly opened in Ember Mill’s former location, the restaurant aims to provide the same welcoming dining experience one might encounter as its famous, namesake restaurant back in Italy.
“We just follow what are the simple, original recipes of our grandmothers and mothers,” said owner Francesco Zimone. “These are recipes that have been done for a hundred-plus years and are simple.”
Famously referenced in the film Eat, Pray, Love, the original L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele opened over 150 years ago. After growing up in Naples, Zimone initially embarked on a career in architecture, attending architectural school in Italy before studying finance.
He resumed his career in design upon moving to the United States, ultimately deciding to combine his passion for design with the memories of his Italian upbringing to open his own locations of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele.
“I said, I’m either going to open a restaurant and create a space where I can entertain people and have a life that feels like a village, that reminds me of Italy... Or, I’m going back to Italy,” shared Zimone.
In 2019, Zimone opened his first L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele location in Hollywood. Santa Barbara marks his second restaurant, with preparations to open a New York spot in the works. In designing the Santa Barbara location, Zimone worked to blend traditional, Italian aesthetics with Santa Barbara’s definitive, historic Spanish-style architecture. He specifically drew inspiration from his childhood vacations to Ischia, an island off of Italy’s coast.
“The island has exactly those colors that you can see in Santa Barbara, basically,” he explained. “There’s great colored tiles everywhere, there’s actions of metal to the construction, and there’s natural stones and handcrafted plaster.”
This combination of rustic details and modern touches carries throughout the restaurant, with an open air patio inviting guests to bask in the “American Riviera” sunshine while enjoying their meals.
However, everything remains strictly traditional when it comes to the menu’s flavors. Headed up by Chef Rick Frame, the Santa Barbara L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele serves a varied selection of appetizers, salads, and entrees, with highlights including branzino, scaloppina, and polipo, a dish featuring braised octopus, potatoes, and tomato.
Pasta and pizza remain the menu’s stars. Housemade pasta options include spaghetti pomodoro, tagliatelle al pesto, maccheroncini carbonara,
and pappardelle Genovese, which features slow-cooked ribs. Pizzas include classics such as pizza marinara and margherita, in addition to pizzas covered in artichokes, mushrooms, prosciutto, olives, and more.
While the restaurant does utilize local produce and seafood, the kitchen imports ingredients for their pizzas from Italy to ensure it maintains the classic L’antica taste. Zimone explained that this is primarily achieved with the pizza’s fresh, fior di latte cheese, which melts smoothly and boasts rich flavor.
“When you try it, you’ll understand,” he remarked.
Open 11am to 10pm, Tu-Sa • 1031 State St. • https://damicheleusa.com
Friday • viernes 12.9
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
STATE STREET COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOPS
Give input on State St.’s future • 821 State St. • Free • 4-7pm Fr, 12/9; 9am12pm & 1-4pm Sa, 12/10.
TALLERES DE DISEÑO COMUNITARIO DE STATE STREET
Da tu opinión sobre el futuro de State St. • 821 State St. • Gratis • 4-7pm viernes, 12/9; 9am-12pm & 1-4pm sábado, 12/10.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
A WINTER MUSIC SHOWCASE
Local talent revue supporting Grace Fisher Foundation • Granada Theatre • www.granadasb.org • $18-60 • 7pm Fr, 12/9.
UN ESCAPARATE DE MÚSICA DE INVIERNO
Revista local de talentos que apoya a la Fundación Grace Fisher • Granada Theatre • www.granadasb.org • $18-60 • 7pm viernes, 12/9.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
YOGA AT THE GARDEN
Guided outdoor class • SB Botanic Garden • $30, members free • https://tinyurl.com/yc8r3t33 • 9-10am Fr, 12/9.
YOGA EN EL JARDÍN
Clase guiada al aire libre • SB Botanic Garden • $30, miembros gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yc8r3t33 • 9-10am viernes, 12/9.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
FOLK & TRIBAL ARTS POP-UP WEEKENDS
Shop handmade goods • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • 10am-5pm Fr, 12/9-Su, 12/11.
FINES DE SEMANA EMERGENTES DE ARTES FOLCLÓRICAS Y TRIBALES
Compra artículos hechos a mano • SB
Museum of Natural History • Gratis • 10am-5pm viernes, 12/9domingo, 12/11.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA!
Take your photo with Santa • Paseo Nuevo • 1-7pm Mo-Th; 11am-7pm Fr-Sa; 12-6pm Su, through 12/15.
FOTOS CON PAPÁ NOEL!
Tómate una foto con Papá Noel • Paseo Nuevo • 1-7pm lunes-jueves; 11am-7pm viernes-sábado; 12-6pm domingo, hasta el 12/15.
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.
Shop beads and gems • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7 • 12-6pm Fr, 12/9; 10am-6pm Sa, 12/11; 10am-5pm Su, 12/12.
FERIA DE GEMAS
Compra cuentas y gemas • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7 • 12-6pm viernes, 12/9; 10am-6pm sábado, 12/11; 10am-5pm domingo, 12/12.
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.
WESTERLY ORCHIDS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Santa photos, seasonal bites, and raffle • 3504 Via Real, Carpinteria • Free • 4-7pm Fr, 12/9.
PUERTAS ABIERTAS NAVIDEÑAS DE WESTERLY ORCHIDS
Fotos con Papá Noel, bocados de temporada y rifa • 3504 Via Real, Carpinteria • Gratis • 4-7pm viernes, 12/9.
Experience holiday music and “snow” • Paseo Nuevo • Free • 5:30pm & 6:30pm through 12/31.
NEVADA NOCTURNA Experimente la música navideña y la "nieve" • Paseo Nuevo • Gratis • 5:30pm y 6:30pm hasta el 12/31.
36TH ANNUAL UNITY TELETHON
Celebrity guests and more to support Unity Shoppe • broadcast on KEYT • 5-8pm Fr, 12/9.
36º TELETÓN ANUAL DE UNITY
Invitados famosos y más para apoyar a Unity Shoppe • transmitido en KEYT • 5-8pm viernes, 12/9.
UNA NOCHE DE LAS POSADAS
Community reenactment of Joseph & Mary’s search for lodging • Starts at El Presidio Chapel, ends Casa de la Guerra • Free • 7-10pm Fr, 12/9.
UNA NOCHE DE LAS POSADAS Representación comunitaria de la búsqueda de alojamiento de José y María • Comienza en la Capilla El Presidio, termina en la Casa de la Guerra • Gratis • 7-10pm viernes, 12/9.
Saturday • sábado 12.10
DANCE | BAILE
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
SB Festival Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's holiday classic • Arlington Theatre • $30-58 • www.arlingtontheatresb.com • 2:30 &7pm Sa, 12/10; 2:30pm 12/11.
EL BALLET DEL CASCANUECES
SB Festival Ballet presenta el clásico navideño de Tchaikovsky • Arlington Theatre • $30-58 • www.arlingtontheatresb.com • 2:30 &7pm sábado, 12/10; 2:30pm 12/11.
Holiday show by Westside Dance • Marjorie Luke Theater • $15-20 • www.luketheatre.org • 4pm Sa, 12/10 & 12/11.
CASCANUECES DULCE Espectáculo navideño de Westside Dance • Marjorie Luke Theater • www.luketheatre.org • $15-20 • 4pm sábado, 12/10 y 12/11.
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
STUDENT TEA SESSION
Observe a Japanese Tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • 10am Sa, 12/10.
State St. Community Design Workshops
Do you have ideas for the future of State Street? Make sure your voice is heard by participating in one of the City’s State Street Community Design Workshops, held in English and Spanish at 821 State St. Design professionals are invited to RSVP for a workshop held 10am to 1pm on Friday, December 9th, followed by an open community workshop from 4 to 7pm. Another community workshop will be held 9am to 12pm on Saturday, December 10th, with an Open House hosted from 1 to 4pm. To learn more visit https://tinyurl.com/yr524nrm
Talleres de Diseño comunitario de State St.
¿Tienes ideas para el futuro de State Street? Asegúrate de que se escuche tu voz participando en uno de los talleres de diseño comunitario de State Street, que se lleva a cabo en inglés y español en 821 State St. Los profesionales del diseño están invitados a confirmar su asistencia para un taller que se llevará a cabo de 10 am a 1 pm el viernes, 9 de diciembre, seguido de un taller comunitario abierto de 4 a 7 pm. Otro taller comunitario se llevará a cabo de 9 am a 12 pm el sábado, 10 de diciembre, con una Casa Abierta organizada de 1 pm a 4 pm. Para saber más visita https://tinyurl.com/yr524nrm
DE TÉ PARA ESTUDIANTES
Observa una ceremonia del té japonesa • SB Botanic Garden • Gratis con entrada • 10am sábado, 12/10.
HOME ENERGY SAVINGS DIY TOOLKIT
Learn how to reduce energy usage • Eastside Library • Free • 11am12:30pm Sa, 12/10.
KIT DE HERRAMIENTAS DE BRICOLAJE PARA AHORRAR ENERGÍA EN EL HOGAR
Aprende a reducir el consumo de energía • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 11am-12:30pm sábado, 12/10.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
THE HALLELUJAH PROJECT
Holiday concert by Choral Society and SING! children’s choir • Lobero Theatre • $10-50 • www.lobero.org • 7pm Sa, 12/10 & 3pm Su, 12/11.
EL PROYECTO ALELUYA
¡Concierto navideño de la Sociedad Coral y SING! coro de niños • Lobero Theatre • $10-50 • www.lobero.org • 7pm sábado, 12/10 & 3pm domingo, 12/11.
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.
RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Haz un recorrido • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.
Explore the night sky • Palmer Observatory, SB Museum of Natural History • Free • 7-10pm Sa, 12/10.
FIESTA DE ESTRELLAS
Explora el cielo nocturno • Observatorio Palmer, SB Museum of Natural History • Gratis • 7-10pm sábado, 12/10.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
HOLIDAY SOUPERMARKET AND SOUP TASTING PARTY
Handmade goods, soup tastings, music with Organic Soup Kitchen • 608 Anacapa St. • 9am-5pm Sa, 12/10.
HOLIDAY SOUPERMARKET Y FIESTA DE DEGUSTACIÓN DE SOPA
Productos hechos a mano, degustaciones de sopa, música con Organic Soup Kitchen • 608 Anacapa St. • 9am-5pm sábado, 12/10.
HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET AT VICTORIA COURT
Artisan vendors, live music, children’s crafts • Victoria Court, State St. • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 12/10.
MERCADO DE ARTESANÍA NAVIDEÑA EN VICTORIA COURT
Vendedores de artesanía, música en vivo, manualidades para niños • Victoria Court, State St. • Gratis • 10am-4pm sábado, 12/10.
CÁMARA EN LA MONTAÑA
Almuerzo 11am-3pm, Espectáculo 12:30pm, domingo.
ABRAZAR PLANTAS Y HIERBAS
COMO SERES ESPIRITUALES
LIVE POETRY SERIES
Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos
CONTINUES / CONTINÚA
Goleta Holiday Parade Returns!
Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE
Rescheduled from last weekend due to rain, the Goleta Holiday Parade will return with opportunities to cheer on local organizations, community members, and Santa Claus! Held by the Goleta Lions Club, the parade begins at 6pm on Saturday, December 10th, and will make its way along Hollister Ave. from Orange Ave. to Kinman Ave.
¡Regresa el Desfile Navideño de Goleta!
¡Reprogramado desde el fin de semana pasado debido a la lluvia, el Desfile Navideño de Goleta regresará con oportunidades para animar a las organizaciones locales, miembros de la comunidad y Papá Noel! Organizado por el Club de Leones de Goleta, el desfile comienza a las 6 pm el sábado, 10 de diciembre y recorrerá Hollister Ave. desde Orange Ave. hasta Kinman Ave.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Shop handmade gifts • SBCC Wake Campus • 10am-2pm Sa, 12/10.
FERIA DE ARTES Y OFICIOS
Compra regalos hechos a mano • SBCC Wake Campus • 10am-2pm sábado, 12/10.
CARPINTERIA ARTS & CRAFT FAIRE
Shop local creatives with live music • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 12/10.
FERIA DE ARTE Y ARTESANÍA DE CARPINTERÍA
Compra de creativos locales con música en vivo • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • Gratis • 10am-4pm sábado, 12/10.
CARPINTERIA HOLIDAY SPIRIT PARADE
Welcome the holiday season • Downtown Linden Ave. • Free • 3pm Sa, 12/10.
DESFILE DEL ESPÍRITU NAVIDEÑO DE CARPINTERIA
Dale la bienvenida a la temporada navideña • Downtown Linden Ave. • Gratis • 3pm sábado, 12/10.
LIGHT UP A LIFE
Honor missed loved ones this season
• Hospice SB • Seal Fountain, Linden Ave. Carpinteria • Free, stars $15 donation • www.hospiceofsb.org/lual • 5:30pm Sa, 12/10.
El violonchelista Evgeny Tonkha y el pianista Steven Vanhauwaert • Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai • www.chamberonthemountain.com • $30 • 3pm domingo, 12/11.
OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE
Care for our ocean • Explore Ecology • Arroyo Burro Beach • https://tinyurl.com/4ecbxar8 • 10am12pm Su, 12/11.
LIMPIEZA DE PLAYAS
Cuidar de nuestro océano • Explore Ecology • Arroyo Burro Beach • https://tinyurl.com/4ecbxar8 • 10am12pm domingo, 12/11.
Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.
Patinaje sobre ruedas con vista al mar • SB City College Lote 3 • Gratis • 3pm domingo.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK Buy cookie boxes supporting San Marcos Madrigals • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. • 9am-1pm Su, 12/11.
CAMINATA NAVIDEÑA DE GALLETAS Compra cajas de galletas para apoyar a San Marcos Madrigals • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. • 9am-1pm domingo, 12/11.
SEA GLASS & OCEAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Readings by four poets • Goleta Valley Library • Free • 2pm Su, 12/11.
SERIE DE POESÍA EN VIVO
Lecturas con cuatro poetas • Biblioteca del Valle de Goleta • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 12/11.
LIGHT UP A LIFE
Honor missed loved ones this season • Hospice SB • Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta • Free, stars $15 donation • www.hospiceofsb.org/lual • 5:30pm Su, 12/11.
ILUMINA UNA VIDA
Honra a tus seres queridos esta temporada • Hospice SB • Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta • Gratis, estrellas donación de $15 • www.hospiceofsb.org/lual • 5:30pm domingo, 12/11.
PARADE OF LIGHTS
Boat parade, music, Santa’s Village, and more • Stearns Wharf and the harbor • Free • 3-7pm, 5:30pm parade start, Su, 12/11.
DESFILE DE LUCES
Desfile de botes, música, Santa's Village y más • Stearns Wharf y el puerto • Gratis• 3-7pm, 5:30pm inicio del desfile, domingo, 12/11.
Monday • lunes 12.12
Honra a tus seres queridos esta temporada • Hospice SB • Seal Fountain, Linden Ave. Carpinteria • Gratis, estrellas donación de $15 • www.hospiceofsb.org/lual • 5:30pm sábado, 12/10.
ON MILPAS ST. PARADE
Community floats and parade themed “Surfin’ Santa” • Milpas St, from De La Guerra St. to Mason St. • Free • 5:307:30pm Sa, 12/10.
DESFILE NAVIDEÑO EN MILPAS ST.
Carrozas comunitarias y desfile con el tema "Surfin' Santa" • Milpas St, desde De La Guerra St. hasta Mason St. • Gratis • 5:30-7:30pm sábado, 12/10.
GOLETA HOLIDAY PARADE
Welcome the holidays • Hollister Ave. between Orange and Kinman Aves. • Free • 6pm Sa, 12/10.
DESFILE FESTIVO DE GOLETA Bienvenidos a las vacaciones • Hollister Ave. entre Orange y Kinman Aves. • Gratis • 6pm sábado, 12/10.
Sunday • domingo 12.11
MUSIC | MÚSICA
CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN
Cellist Evgeny Tonkha and pianist Steven Vanhauwaert • Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai • www.chamberonthemountain.com • $30 • 3pm Su, 12/11.
Shop local vendors and artists • SB Maritime Museum • Free • 10am-4pm Su, 12/11.
FESTIVAL DE LAS ARTES DEL OCÉANO Y EL VIDRIO MARINO Compra de vendedores y artistas locales • SB Maritime Museum • Gratis • 10am-4pm domingo, 12/11.
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 •
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.
EMBRACING PLANTS & HERBS AS SPIRITUAL BEINGS
Webinar on connecting with plants • Artemisia Academy • Free • https://tinyurl.com/yyr8xsrn • 6-7pm Mo, 12/12.
STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids
• Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu
QUÉDATE Y JUEGA • Comparte historias con hijos • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am martes • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am martes
MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO • Para niños de 2 a 5 años • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am jueves
WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14
months - 3 years • Central Library ~ 10:15-10:45am We
HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY • Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Central Library ~ 10:15-10:45am miércoles
BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months
• Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We
• Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 1111:30am Th
EL BEBÉ Y YO • Para bebés de 0 a 14
Seminario web sobre la conexión con las plantas • Artemisia Academy • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yyr8xsrn • 6-7pm lunes, 12/12.
SCIENCE PUB: GALACTIC ARCHAEOLOGY
Learn about the oldest stars • Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant • Free • 6:308pm Mo, 12/12.
PUB DE CIENCIA:
Aprende sobre las estrellas más antiguas • Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant • Gratis • 6:30-8pm lunes, 12/12.
PFLAG SB DECEMBER MEETING
Levin Fetzer: Life Story as Gender Experiment • Free, email firstname.lastname@example.org • 7pm Mo, 12/12.
REUNIÓN DE DICIEMBRE DE PFLAG SB
Levin Fetzer: Historia de vida como experimento de género • Gratis, envia un correo electrónico email@example.com • 7pm lunes, 12/12.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
By the SB Gay Men’s Chorus • First United Methodist Church • $15-20 • www.sbgmc.org • 7-8:30pm Mo, 12/12.
CONCIERTO DE INVIERNO
Por el SB Gay Men’s Chorus • First United Methodist Church • $15-20 • www.sbgmc.org • 7-8:30pm lunes, 12/12.
Tuesday • martes 12.13
LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES
Get connected to services for health, mental wellness, education, & more • Eastside Library • Free • 2-4pm Tu, 12/13.
Conéctate a servicios de salud, bienestar mental, educación y más • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 2-4pm martes, 12/13.
LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Villa Santa Fe ~ 2-3pm Tu, 12/13
• Presidio Springs ~ 3:45-4:45pm Tu, 12/13 • Harding School ~ 12-2pm Th, 12/14
BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA • Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • Villa Santa Fe ~ 2-3pm martes, 12/13 • Presidio Springs ~ 3:45-4:45pm martes, 12/13 • Harding School ~ 12-2pm jueves, 12/14
• Central Library ~ 11-11:30am miércoles • Eastside Library ~ Bilingüe ~ 11-11:30am jueves
LIBRARY LAB • Elementary STEAM activities • Eastside Library ~ 2-4pm Sa LABORATORIO DE BIBLIOTECA • Actividades STEAM elementales • Eastside Library ~ 2-4pm sábado
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.
VIRTUAL ROMANCE BOOK CLUB
Discuss A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone • SB Public Library • https://tinyurl.com/dr2tjd9v • 5:30-6:30pm Tu, 12/13.
CLUB DE LIBROS ROMÁNTICOS VIRTUALES
Discute A Merry Little Meet Cute por Julie Murphy y Sierra Simone • Biblioteca pública de SB • https://tinyurl.com/dr2tjd9v • 5:306:30pm martes, 12/13.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
40TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG
Experience Handel’s Messiah as a member of the chorus! • First Presbyterian Church • $10 donation to Unity Shoppe • 7:30pm Tu, 12/13.
40º CANTO ANUAL DEL MESÍAS
¡Experimenta el Mesías de Handel como miembro del coro! • First Presbyterian Church • Donación de $10 a Unity Shoppe • 7:30pm martes, 12/13.
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.
MERCADO DE AGRICULTORES DE SANTA BÁRBARA
Compra productos frescos, locales y golosinas • 600, 700, & 800 cuadras de la calle State • Gratis • 3-7pm martes.
FALL GRANT AWARDS CELEBRATION
Celebrate The FUND’s 2022 grantees • Minerva Club of Santa Maria • https://tinyurl.com/ydbmp4bu • $10 donation • 5-8pm Tu, 12/13.
CELEBRACIÓN DE PREMIOS DE BECAS DE OTOÑO
Celebra a los beneficiarios de The FUND 2022 • Minerva Club of Santa Maria • donación de $10 • https://tinyurl.com/ydbmp4bu • 5-8pm martes, 12/13.
Wednesday • miércoles 12.14
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.
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.
Conversación en francés, todos los niveles • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.
MUSIC | MÚSICA
CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Enjoy the Prime Time Band • Downtown SB • Steps of the SB Museum of Art • Free • 5-7pm We, 12/14.
SERIE DE CONCIERTOS A
LA LUZ DE LAS VELAS
Disfruta de la Prime Time Band •
Downtown SB • Pasos del Museo de Arte SB • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles, 12/14.
Concert by former Wings member
• SOhO • $25 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm We, 12/14.
Concierto del ex miembro de Wings • SOHO • $25 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm miércoles, 12/14.
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
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
AWC-SB HOLIDAY PARTY
Recognizing Lauren Bianchi Klemen • Villa Wine Bar, 618 Anacapa St. • $40-50 • https://tinyurl.com/4x4cu5ah • 5-7pm We, 12/14.
FIESTA NAVIDEÑA DE AWC-SB
Reconociendo a Lauren Bianchi Klemen • Villa Wine Bar, 618 Anacapa St. • https://tinyurl.com/4x4cu5ah • $40-50 • 5-7pm miércoles, 12/14.
Coast Chamber of Commerce • SB Zoo • https://tinyurl.com/53pkmmae • $30-40 • 9am Th, 12/15.
RED DE NEGOCIO-A-NEGOCIO
Conoce gente de negocios locales • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • SB Zoo • $30-40 • https://tinyurl.com/53pkmmae • 9am jueves, 12/15.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Practice naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th.
GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN EN INGLÉS Practica naturalmente • Biblioteca Eastside • Gratis • 1-2pm jueves.
Discuss uplifting poems • Montecito Library • Free • 2-3pm Th, 12/15.
CLUB DE POESIA
Discute poemas edificantes • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 2-3pm jueves, 12/15.
All ages craft workshop • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:305pm Th.
TARDES DE ARTESANÍA
Taller de manualidades para todas las edades • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:30-5pm jueves.
Kid-friendly talk about Pluto and more • Montecito Library • Free • 4-5pm Th, 12/15.
Charla para niños sobre Plutón y más • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 4-5pm jueves, 12/15.
WRITING IN THE GALLERIES
Write inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/4fh7kvx8 • 5:30pm Th, 12/15.
ESCRIBE EN LAS GALERÍAS
Escribe inspirado en el arte • SB Museum of Art • Gratis, reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/4fh7kvx8 • 5:30pm jueves, 12/15.
Bipolar & depression support group • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Free, firstname.lastname@example.org • 6-7:30pm Th.
MÁS FUERTES JUNTOS
Grupo de apoyo bipolar y depresivo • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Gratis, email@example.com • 6-7:30pm jueves.
BEST HIKES IN CA STATE PARKS
Trail Talk by John McKinney • Central Library • Free • 6:30-7:30pm Th, 12/15.
LAS MEJORES CAMINATAS EN LOS PARQUES ESTATALES DE CA Charla sobre senderos por John McKinney • Biblioteca Central • Gratis • 6:30-7:30pm jueves, 12/15.
Writing in the Galleries at
Let your writing be inspired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s gorgeous collections when SBCC Creative Writing Professor Joshua Escobar hosts the museum’s next “Writing in the Galleries” event at 5:30pm on Thursday, December 15th.
Participation is free, register at https://tinyurl.com/4fh7kvx8
Escribe en las galerías de SBMA
Deja que tu escritura se inspire en las magníficas colecciones del Museo de Arte de Santa Bárbara cuando el profesor de escritura creativa de SBCC, Joshua Escobar, organice el próximo evento "Escribir en las galerías" del museo a las 5:30 pm el jueves, 15 de diciembre. La participación es gratuita, regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/4fh7kvx8
MUSIC | MÚSICA
By the SB Junior High Music Dept. • Marjorie Luke Theatre • www.luketheatre.org • 7-8pm Th, 12/15.
CONCIERTO DE INVIERNO
Por el Departamento de Música de SB Junior High. • Marjorie Luke Theatre • www.luketheatre.org • 7-8pm jueves, 12/15.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
HOLIDAY POP UP NIGHT MARKET
Live music, food, & shopping • Stik N Stuk Creative Studios, 118 Gray Ave. • Free • 5-9pm Th, 12/15.
MERCADO NOCTURNO NAVIDEÑO Música en vivo, comida y compras • Stik N Stuk Creative Studios, 118 Gray Ave. • Gratis • 5-9pm jueves, 12/15.
Friday • viernes 12.16
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.
EMMET CAHILL: NAVIDAD EN IRLANDA Concierto navideño irlandés • Trinity Episcopal Church • $35 • https://tinyurl.com/5n6rsbby • 7:309pm 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.
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 • 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.
CLUB DE MÚSICA SB
In Person & Online Activities for Everyone
CONTINUES / CONTINÚA
Actividades en persona y en línea para todos
Jazz, tap, contemporary and more by Momentum Dance Company • Center Stage Theater • $35 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm & 7pm Sa, 12/17.
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
El pianista Paul Berkowitz toca Beethoven • First United Methodist Church • Gratis • 3pm sábado, 12/17.
Hear the Alumni All-Star Cello Choir • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • Sold out • 6pm Sa, 12/17.
CONCIERTO MARIPOSA Escucha el coro de violonchelos All-Star Alumni • Music Academy, Lehmann Hall • Agotado • 6pm sábado, 12/17.
Folk Orchestra Santa Barbara
Hear what the holidays sound like around the world when Folk Orchestra Santa Barbara performs a concert of festive, global music at 4pm on Saturday, December 17th, at the Presidio Chapel, and at 4pm on Sunday, December 18th at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. For tickets ($35) visit www.folkorchestrasb.com
Folk Orchestra Santa Barbara
Escucha cómo suenan las fiestas en todo el mundo cuando la Folk Orchestra
Santa Barbara realice un concierto de música festiva y global a las 4 pm del sábado, 17 de diciembre en Presidio Chapel, y a las 4 pm el domingo, 18 de diciembre en el Teatro Marjorie Luke. Para boletos ($35) visita www.folkorchestrasb.com
TEEN ANIME & MANGA CLUB
Meet other fans • Eastside Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Sa, 12/17.
CLUB DE ANIME Y MANGA PARA ADOLESCENTES
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 • 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.
CENTER STAGE THEATER
MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.
Santa teaches an unbelieving girl the meaning of Christmas • Alcazar Ensemble • Alcazar Theatre • $15-20
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.
CENTER STAGE THEATER
Solo dark comedy • $30-50 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm Th, 12/8-12/10.
UNICORNIO A PRUEBA DE BALAS Comedia negra en solitario • $3050 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7:30pm jueves, 12/8-12/10.
• www.thealcazar.org • 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 • Alcazar Theatre • $15-20
• www.thealcazar.org • 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.
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.
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.
THEATRE GROUP AT SBCC
AUDITION: A COMEDY OF TENORS
• Jurkowitz Theatre • 5:30-9pm Su, 12/11.
UNA COMEDIA DE TENORES
• Jurkowitz Theatre • 5:30-9pm domingo, 12/11.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
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.
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 • $20-30 • www.iceinparadise.org • 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 • $175 • https://tinyurl.com/vfwky7v3 • 5:30pm Sa, 12/17.
LO MEJOR DE GOLETA
Gala de premios de la comunidad • SB Chamber of Commerce • Ritz-Carlton Bacara • $175 • https://tinyurl.com/vfwky7v3 • 5:30pm sábado, 12/17.
Sunday • domingo 12.18
MUSIC | MÚSICA
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.
FOLK ORCHESTRA SANTA BARBARA
Global holiday music • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $35 • www.luketheatre.org • 4-6pm Su, 12/18.
FOLK ORCHESTRA SANTA BARBARA Música festiva mundial • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $35 • www.luketheatre.org • 4-6pm domingo, 12/18.
SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES
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.
too late to register for Turning Points in Thought From Film!
Fridays at 6pm • Schott Center, Tanahill Auditorium with Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD
Next Class: December 9th • 6pm
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022): Directed by Anthony Fabian; Based on the novel by Paul Gallico; Writers: Carroll Cartwright, Anthony Fabian; Starring: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson
Great discussions follow the screening of a range of thought provoking films.
Register in person at the Schott Center or on-line at: www.sbcc.edu/extendedlearning
SBIFF to Present Montecito Award to Angela Bassett
ON THE HEELS OF HER STAND-OUT PERFORMANCE IN BLACK
PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER, Angela Bassett will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award. Bassett will accept the award following a conversation about her distinguished cinema career at the Arlington Theatre at 8pm on Thursday, February 9th.
“Ms. Bassett has had an illustrious career as an actor, director, and producer and in Wakanda Forever reminds us why she's so greatly revered,” said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “She's regal, fierce, and commanding as Queen Ramonda. We bow down.”
In being awarded the Montecito Award, Bassett joins a long line of recipients who have embodied grace and talent, including Penélope Cruz, Amanda Seyfried, Lupita Nyong'o, Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Day-Lewis, and more.
Bassett has consistently demonstrated her skills as a dynamic actor throughout her career, lending profoundly emotional performances to films such as Malcolm X, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Boyz in the Hood, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in What’s Love Got to Do With It? She additionally works as a director and executive producer. More recent roles have included blockbusters such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Mission: Impossible-Fallout, as well as voicing Dorothea Williams in Pixar’s Soul. Her Emmy nominations have included Outstanding Narrator nominations for The Flood and Imagineering Story: The Happiest Place on Earth, and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for A Black Lady
For tickets to the 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, visit www.sbiff.org
Inflation Decline AcceleratingBy Harlan Green, Special to VOICE, 11.22.22
AS THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE, EYES REMAIN FOCUSED ON INFLATION.
One way to view inflation is through The Personal Consumption Expenditure Index (PCE) which, like the Consumer Price Index, is also declining. The PCE is a broader measure of inflation preferred by the Federal Reserve than the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is probably why Fed Chair Powell sounded more dovish about inflation prospects in Wednesday’s press conference.
The yearly rate of inflation slowed to six percent in October from 6.2 percent in the prior month and a 40-year high of seven percent last summer, as portrayed in the FRED graph, right. The PCE index is the best measure of inflation, especially the core gauge that strips out volatile food and energy costs.
5.4 percent. Food prices increased 11.6 percent and energy prices increased 18.4 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 5.0 percent from one year ago.”
The core rate of inflation in the past 12 months slipped to five percent from 5.2 percent. It’s also down from a 40-year high of 5.4 percent last February. Consumer items were still expensive, however.By Harlan Green
“From the same month one year ago, the PCE price index for October increased 6.0 percent,” said the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). “Prices for goods increased 7.2 percent and prices for services increased
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s press conference was noteworthy because he signaled that smaller rate increases than the last four 0.75 increases were in the offing because there were signs that the demand for goods and services was softening.
“The time for moderating the pace of rate increases may come as soon as the December meeting,” Powell said, in a speech to the Brookings Institution.
So much depends on what consumers do over the coming months. They continue to push up prices by keeping up with inflation. Consumer spending had fallen somewhat, though the latest figures coming into the holidays were still robust.
Americans spent more in November on gasoline, per the BEA, largely reflecting an increase in prices at the pump. They also spent more on new cars, dining out, and hotel stays.
But gasoline prices, a key ingredient of consumer prices, are about to take
another plunge. Average national gasoline prices have already fallen to pre-Ukraine war prices of $3.50 per gallon, a boon to consumers over the holidays.
Why? China’s economy is stagnating as its Communist Party insists on locking down its cities, rather than inoculating most of its citizens, a lesson in hubris for a government that chooses coercion over the protection of its citizens.
The lesson ought to be that our Federal Reserve should listen to the citizens as well, who rather than the government, know what is best for them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 VOICE GALLERY and VOICESB.ART at La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S Hope Avenue, Unit H-124, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT:
The following person/persons is/are doing business as CHARLES BAKER HYPNOTHERAPY at 16,000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. CHARLES BAKER at 16,000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 15, 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. 20220002794. Published November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2022.
Where to Learn About Local Government Meetings
The Santa Barbara City Council meets most Tuesdays at 2pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.santabarbaraca.gov
The Goleta City Council meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.cityofgoleta.org
The Carpinteria City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30pm • To learn more about other City departments visit www.carpinteriaca.gov
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meets most Tuesdays at 9am • To learn more about other County departments visit www.countyofsb.org
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.
CASA SANTA BARBARA INC at 217 Sherwood Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on November 15, 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. 20220002797. Published November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2022.
A Morning of Fun with Jake ShimabukuroBy Daisy Scott / VOICE
HUNDREDS OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS filled the Granada Theatre with cheers last Thursday, as they clapped their hands and stomped their feet to the music of ukulele extraordinaire Jake Shimabukuro.
Held hours before Shimabukuro hosted his Christmas in Hawai’i concert, the private, student-focused concert was offered through UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Arts Adventure programming. Participating schools included Cleveland, Adams, Kellogg, Mountain View, Hollister, Crane, Mount Carmel, and Cold Spring elementary schools.
Bounding onstage with animated energy, Shimabukuro instantly engaged the students. He explained how his mother began teaching him the ukulele when he was four years old, and it quickly became his passion. He asked the audience to think about their passions, to which excited voices shouted back “photography,” “soccer,” “writing,” and more.
Shimabukuro shared with VOICE Magazine that he emphasizes the value of pursuing what you love in his student-geared concerts, motivated by his experiences witnessing how discovering a passion positively impacts kids’ lives.
“They just become a whole different person,” said Shimabukuro. “I realized how important that is, for kids to find something they feel good about doing, something that brings them joy, because when they do that I feel like they become more confident, more
sure of themselves, and it gives them something to focus on.”
An innovative composer and performer, Shimabukuro has distinguished himself for reimagining how ukulele can play different genres such as rock, blues, classical music, and more.
Students got an inside look into Shimabukuro’s creative process as he explained the ways he experiments with sound, making his ukulele sound like a drum and electric guitar. Students danced in their seats as Shimabukuro played flamenco, a classical piece, and Queen’s We Will Rock You
Balancing the joy emanating from his performance, Shimabukuro explained to students that finding their passion is the first step, and that it will take hard work to see it through.
“I remember when I used to tell kids, find something that you love and you will just always love doing it — but then I realized one day, that wasn’t always the case for me, because there were times where it got hard, and I wanted to quit, and I got frustrated,” shared Shimabukuro. “I wanted to give up, but I stuck with it, and I’m so glad I did.”
Shimabukuro also spoke of his background, sharing that his greatgrandparents immigrated to Hawai’i from Japan and that he and his brother were the first members of his family to graduate high school. Holding a backscratcher, he indicated how its folded hand resembled people bowing, reminding him to be humble; the supporting handle reminded him of the people who came before him; and holding it out resembled extending a hand, reminding him to be kind.
A Q&A session followed the concert, letting students ask Shimabukuro everything they could think of, including how old he was, if he liked chimichangas, his favorite song to play, and how many ukuleles he owned.
One student even asked Shimabukuro if he would sign his ukulele. Immediately, Shimabukuro asked, “Do you have a pen?” Later, as other students returned to their buses, Shimabukuro also signed Mount Carmel students’ ukuleles, and continued answering their eager questions.Photos by David Bazemore
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.
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.
Community Gathering Spaces
AIA Santa Barbara 2022 Design Awards
HONORING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF LOCAL ARCHITECTS AND ARCHITECTURE, The
Institute of Architects Santa Barbara hosted their Design Awards Gala on December 1st.
The annual event provides a showcase of AIA member’s contribution to the architectural legacy of Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture.
The AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards program recognizes design excellence in architecture, residential architecture, restoration/renovation, and urban design. Jury criteria includes quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainable responsibility,
innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. This year’s AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards jury included Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Maureen Sullivan, and Michael W. Folonis, FAIA. The following firms were honored for their distinction in the Santa Barbara community within their respective categories. To learn more visit www.aiasb.com
Everything from nudes to abstracts, 2-D and 3-D will be considered - as long as it’s a new piece - six months young or less, or in response to a new inspiration... or maybe you’re trying your hand in a new media...
We have plenty of room for work large and small... consider submitting both.
Merit: La Paz Residence; Category: Santa Barbara Architectural Heritage • Thomas Ochsner Architects
Architect’s Office Interior; Category: Commercial Interiors • Kupiec Architects
To Enter: Email one image of one or two pieces to Art@VoiceSB.com
Deadline to enter: Entries will be reviewed upon receipt and through Monday, December 26th. Acceptance will be on a rolling basis.
Include: Artist’s Name • Artwork Name • Size, Medium • Price Art delivery will take place 3 to 5pm on December 30th.
Details: An entry fee of $40 per month will apply to pieces accepted into the exhibition (2nd piece is $35). Very small 2D pieces, 15” or less each way, $25. Sculpture is encouraged ~ a limited number of pedestals are available. Please inquire.
A 30% commission will apply to all sales.
Call Kerry Methner • 805-570-2011
Cabrillo Pavilion; Category: Historic Preservation, Restoration, Rehabilitation or Reconstruction • KBZ Architects
Thayer Trellis; Category: Small Projects: Single Family Residential Additions, Remodels or Accessory Dwelling Units • NMA Architects
Edge House; Category: Single Family Residential • Winick Architects
Central Coast Guesthouse & Studio; Category: Single Family Residential • NMA Architects
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: Works on Paper ~ Dec 9 • 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 10:30-4:30 • 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: • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com
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
HELEN MASON ART GALLERY: Collection Two • 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 • 805565-4700
LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza Celebrating Three Years! • Tues-Sun 1-6 • email@example.com
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 •
Ted Collier: Don’t Quit Your Daydream
• 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com
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
PALM LOFT GALLERY: • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • 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
Let There Be Light! - a NYC Success!
ROD LATHIM RECENTLY RETURNED TO SANTA BARBARA WITH STARS IN HIS EYES after a successful exhibition of his neon sculptures at the Kate Oh Gallery on Madison Avenue. Let There Be Light featured paintings by West Coast, local artists Chris Gocong and George V. Wolf in collaboration with neon sculptor Rod Lathim. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Benji Su.
Lathim is well-known in Santa Barbara known for his theatre career locally and beyond. Gocong is a former NFL player who came to painting in response to injuries.
Find two examples of Lathim’s work locally this month at Voice Gallery in La Cumbre Plaza.
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 ~ Dec 14 • 118 Gray St • 12-5 ThSa/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
La La La - Santa Barbara Offering Punchy Color on State
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, La La La - Santa Barbara, with artwork by Daniel Dens has taken residence at 931 State Street, in Santa Barbara. With large format silkscreen paintings on canvas and an array of sculpture, Dens is looking forward to dipping his toe in Santa Barbara’s art scene. He started by throwing the doors open for 1st Thursday and will be open through December 31st, 11-7pm Monday to Wednesday and 10-8pm Thursday to Sunday.
Dens, a self-taught artist from Belgium, moved to Venice, California in 2002, and began creating mixed-media pieces. He then spent 13 years in New York City refining his techniques and exhibiting in group and solo shows. In 2015 he came west and in November opened a gallery in Santa Barbara. Find out more at www.danieldens.com, by calling 917-288-0065, or at: @lalaladanieldens
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: A Bold and Unconventional Collector: Highlights from the Barry Berkus Family Collection ~ Dec 12 • 805565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4 • 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
Art Events Eventos de Arte
WINGS ARTIST RECEPTION • Reception and awards presentation for juried, local artists’ exhibition • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. • Free • 4:30-6pm Fr, 12/9.
RECEPCIÓN DEL ARTISTA WINGS • Recepción y entrega de premios para exhibición de artistas locales con jurado • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. • Gratis • 4:30-6pm viernes, 12/9.
WINTER GIFT-MAKING WORKSHOP • Artistic gift making for ages 5-12 • SB Museum of Art • $120-150 • https://tinyurl.com/25u9zcfw • 9am-3pm Sa, 12/10.
TALLER DE REGALOS DE INVIERNO • Creación de regalos artísticos para niños de 5 a 12 años • SB Museum of Art • $120150 • https://tinyurl.com/25u9zcfw • 9am-3pm sábado, 12/10.
STUDIO SUNDAY • Printmaking workshop for all ages • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Center • Free • 12-2pm Su, 12/11.
DOMINGO DE ESTUDIO • Taller de grabado para todas las edades • SB Museum of Art, Centro de recursos familiares • Gratis • 12-2pm domingo, 12/11.
SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays.
EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos.
Taking Ocean Vital SignsBy Sonia Fernandez / The UC Santa Barbara Current
AHEALTHY OCEAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUSTAINABLY PROVIDE FOOD, recreational opportunities, livelihoods, and a host of other benefits that humans have relied on for millennia. But it’s not always easy to tell how well our oceans are doing — whether the marine environment is clean enough, whether the ecosystems are intact, biodiverse, and functioning, whether fish and other marine stocks are adequately replenishing themselves. All these factors and more contribute to ocean health and ultimately, the health of the entire planet.
Scientists from UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS) have been measuring the vital signs of our oceans in a metric called the Ocean Health Index (OHI), a comprehensive framework that gauges ocean health in various areas via indicators such as water quality, livelihoods and economies, and carbon sequestration. The assessments are then rolled into a score.
The global average score for 2022 is 69 out of 100. “Although this doesn’t seem like a very high score, one would think it would be much worse given all of the doom and gloom stories we hear about the state of the ocean,” said Ben Halpern, NCEAS director and head of the OHI project.
One of the strengths of the OHI: It is rooted in societal goals such as artisanal fishing opportunities, tourism and recreation, and coastal protection, said Melanie Frazier, OHI senior scientist. “While humans exist, they will be part of the marine system, both depending on and impacting global oceans,” she said. “The OHI acknowledges this reality and directly assesses what we ultimately care about. For example, most people do not directly care about nutrient pollution, but they do care about its effects on the ocean’s ability to provide recreation and food.”
For the past decade, the global score has been hovering at about 70, which is to be expected for an average that includes individual assessments for 220 coastal countries, according to Gage Clawson, lead analyst on the project. The regions with the highest scores tend to be uninhabited or have a low human population, although some developed and high population areas have relatively high scores, including New Zealand (81), the Bahamas (81), and United Arab Emirates (79). The United States came in just above the global average with a score of 71. The regions with lower scores tend to be in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia.
“Scores for many regions are reasonably good, and global scores have increased since 2012 for some goals, such as sense of place and clean waters,” Clawson said. “However, we observed some worrisome patterns for fisheries, iconic species, species conditions, and tourism and recreation.”
Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a large decrease in tourism employment from 2019 to 2020, which greatly affected the tourism and recreation goal. During this period, employment decreased in every single region for which data were available, but island nations were the hardest hit. The three largest decreases occurred in the Bahamas (-13), Aruba (-9), and Seychelles (-8), with many other island nations impacted. Fortunately, employment rebounded the following year, albeit less dramatically — presumably as a result of vaccine rollouts and general border re-openings. From 2020 to 2021, the top three largest increases in percentage points occurred in Aruba (+5), the Bahamas (+4), and Saint Lucia (+2).
Meanwhile, decreases in the species condition score partially reflects improvements to the underlying data, “which means we are probably getting a more accurate picture of how marine organisms are actually faring but also due to increasing threats to species,” Clawson said. Since 2012, approximately 82,000 species have been added to the IUCN Red List assessment, many of which are classified as threatened, which overall reduces the scores for this subgoal. As species monitoring improves, according to him, the species subgoal will become a more and more reliable estimate.
Now in its eleventh year, the flexibility of the OHI framework has allowed the team to adapt to a changing scientific world. OHI scientists have improved assessments as new science becomes available, and have dealt with the loss and gain of publicly available datasets.
Early on, Halpern recognized the importance of adopting open data science principles. This had the dual effect of greatly improving the efficiency in calculating the scores and improving the transparency of the index, which otherwise would be a black box. “A model that combines multiple indicators will inevitably have flaws, but at least we know which variables are included and how they are weighted,” Halpern said.
The open-science approach has transformed the way the OHI does science. Originally developed by an interdisciplinary team of scientists over the course of several years, the global assessment now is conducted every year. And, since 2018, it has been calculated by OHI fellows.
“The Ocean Health Index Global Fellowship was created to familiarize a small group of early-career data scientists with the inner workings of the OHI,” according to Clawson, a 2019 fellow. With the objective of calculating OHI scores, the fellows dive into the theory, tools, and workflows employed by the larger team to ensure openness, transparency, and reproducibility. Not only do they get valuable experience, but they also contribute fresh eyes and new perspectives that help the OHI continue to grow and innovate. This years’ fellows consisted of three students from the new Bren School Masters of Environmental Data Science program.
Looking ahead, the team is excited to conduct next year’s assessment with a new group of OHI fellows, bringing new science, data, and ideas into the annual assessment of global ocean health.
“It’s really amazing to watch a bunch of messy, highly diverse data get compiled, processed, and analyzed to create the global ocean health index scores,” Halpern said. “Each year is a new adventure with new insights that hopefully improve the way we manage and protect our oceans.”
The Peaceful Sea
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