VOICE Magazine: March 19, 2021

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Rising Women

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Allyson Felix

Ranky Tanky

Theaster Gates Amariyanna Copeny and Young Women making history today

Heather McGhee

Dr. Robert Bullard Bryan Stevenson

Patrisse Cullors


Global Vibe

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A global vibe and worldclass violinist Gilles Apap will share the stage with the Santa Barbara Symphony



Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 6, 7, 12, 15 SBAOR President Brian Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Government Meeting Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 *The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 John Palminteri’s Community VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sigrid Toye: Harbor VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Art & Grief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Art Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 - 2 3 * Español y Inglés Find the Voice Digital Edition with additional stories and advertising online at www.VoiceSB.com


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A season-long series engaging leading activists, creatives and thinkers who are confronting racism in America.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces

Spring Race To Justice Events

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He was founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, and is the awardwinning author of 18 books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, climate justice, community resilience, regional equity and more. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. David N. Pellow, UC Santa Barbara Dehlsen Chair of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project and is presented in association with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, Community Environmental Council, UCSB Bren School for Environmental Science & Management and UCSB Environmental Studies. Ranky Tanky will bring the Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast Other season highlights include: urban planner, artist and activist Theaster Gates on Thursday, April 29th at 5pm; founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson in a presentation called American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference on Friday, April 30th at 5pm; author, advocate and public policy expert Heather McGhee on The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together on Tuesday, May 4th at 5pm; a UCSB Reads Event with Patrisse Cullors author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Dialogue on Wednesday, May 12th at 5pm (Free); and the series wrap, a Race to Justice free film screening of We Are the Dream -The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Thursday, June 3rd at 8:30pm at West Wind Drive-in. Admission will be first come, first served (no advance registration). Photo by Peter Frank Edwards


S THE WORLD GRAPPLES WITH THE WORDS EQUITY AND SYSTEMIC RACISM, UCSB Arts & Lectures has assembled a program to expand the understanding of these concepts, connecting leading activists, musical artists, authors and creative thinkers with Santa Barbara and the global community. Included in the spring line up will be: Allyson Felix; Ranky Tanky; Dr. Robert Bullard; Theaster Gates; Bryan Stevenson; Heather McGhee; and Patrisse Cullors. Kicking off the spring line-up is Allyson Felix, the most decorated track and field olympian in history with nine olympic medals, in a conversation called Advocacy and Equality in Sports and In Life. The conversation with Dr. Ingrid Banks, Chair of the UCSB Department of Black Studies will be followed by a Q&A on Tuesday, April 6th at 5pm. “Everyone sees the glory moments, but they don’t see what happens behind the scenes,” notes Felix. Felix is also a World Record Holder and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. An advocate in many areas of life from pregnancy discrimination in athletics to advocating for underserved children and Allyson Felix fighting for maternity rights, She shares her experience with racism and discrimination even as a professional athlete. Gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics, Felix remains at the forefront of the fight for equality for all in sports and in life. Next up will be Charleston’s Ranky Tanky on Thursday, April 15th at 5pm. The quintet exploded onto the music scene with their inspired take on the soulful songs of South Carolina’s Gullah culture, taking home the 2020 Grammy win for Best Regional Roots Music Album. With a name that translates loosely as “Get Funky,” Ranky Tanky is a relentlessly upbeat ambassador of Gullah, a culture known for retaining more African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American Dr. Robert Bullard community in the United States. This performance will be followed by a Q&A moderated by the Santa Barbara Independent’s Charles Donelan. The father of environmental justice, Dr. Robert Bullard will then present The Quest for Environmental and Racial Justice on Wednesday, April 21st at 5pm. Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, has seen more than four decades of action advocating for racial equality and fair environmental and urban planning.

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March 19, 2021

Santa Barbara Symphony to present

Violins Around the World Featuring Gilles Apap


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LOBAL SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS WILL FILL THE GRANADA, from blues riffs to a Mozart concerto, when the Santa Barbara Symphony presents a live recording on stage in a concert without an audience. Violins Around the World: From Classical to Bluegrass, will feature the renowned virtuoso violinist Gilles Apap, who returns “home” to Santa Barbara to play with the Symphony, where he served as concertmaster for a decade. The concert will live stream on Saturday, March 20th at 7pm (with an encore matinee on Sunday, March 21st at 3pm). “To me, Gilles Apap represents the ultimate violinist of the 21st century,” shared Maestro Nir Kabaretti. “While his roots may be in the classical tradition, with direct connections to the greatest masters of the violin, from Yehudi Menuhin to Gidon Kremer, Gilles’s ability to play and innovate across so many different musical genres is absolutely unique in the world.” Apap joins Maestro Nir Kabaretti for a globetrotting program that travels across musical Virtuoso Violinist Gilles Apap genres; from classical to Apap’s orchestral arrangements with French, Irish, Balkan, Bluegrass, and popular music themes. Home audiences will also discover the music and fascinating untold story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a prolific 18th-century Black composer, violin virtuoso, and master fencer whose name has long been neglected in Western classical music tradition. Of Senegalese and Caribbean descent, Chevalier was a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn, and he wrote countless symphonies, sonatas, concertos, opera, and string quartets. He reached the height of his fame within Marie Antoinette’s court, where he was one of her music teachers. The program also features Mozart’s famed Violin Concerto No. 5, “The Turkish,” with a unique interpretation performed by guest soloist Apap. Guests are once again invited to tune in Saturday at 6:30pm (2:30pm on Sunday) to enjoy the


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pre-show featuring behind-the-scenes interviews and more. The Symphony has partnered once again with DUO Catering who will offer a Symphonyinspired dinner menu and Signature Symphony cocktail, available for delivery and takeout, for guests to enjoy “an evening out” from the comfort of their home. Virtual tickets to Violins Around the World start at just $43 per household with a series subscription and includes a one-time link that provides access to both the livestream and on-demand access for 30 days after the premiere broadcast. For details and to purchase tickets visit https://tinyurl.com/6p6nnyp8


S THE SYMPHONY CONTINUES ON ITS PATH FORWARD during these unprecedented times, part of its pledge is to continue employing the orchestra musicians. Bringing the orchestra together for seven live recorded concerts this season presents significant obstacles, as well as expenses, that cannot be offset through ticket revenue. To continue to fulfill its pledge, the Symphony is launching Musical Chairs - a fundraising campaign to support this effort, and to offer the community a way to let the musicians know how much they mean. “Our orchestra musicians are the heart of our organization,” shared Kathryn R. Martin, President & CEO of the Santa Barbara Symphony. “Their courage to continue playing music together under circumstances that we could never have ever imagined has been truly inspiring. More than ever before, the support from our community makes our impact possible, and through the Musical Chairs campaign, donors are able to connect with the musicians in a very personal way!” The Santa Barbara Symphony is one of a small handful of orchestras across the country that has found a way to return safely back on stage together - for the moment without live audiences - and continue to present symphonic music. The Santa Barbara Symphony was founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. www.thesymphony.org

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Community News Girls Rock Santa Barbara Welcomes New Board Members GABRIELLA DODSON, a social work professional familiar with the needs of our community, has worked as both the Holistic Defense Program Manager for Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara and the Director of Clinical Services for Hospice of Santa Barbara. Beyond this, she has also given back by dedicating her time to various nonprofits, including serving as an American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer and Member Chair for the Latino Elder Outreach Network. Dodson holds her master’s degree in Social Work from University of Southern California.

Alejandra Gutierrez: How Ceasefire in Park Murals Fight Transpired and “Very Disrespected” by Cathy Remark

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ELLA RICHIE DEMARIA, a transgender writer, musician, photographer, and performer, has returned to Santa Barbara after having done background work on a number of television shows in Los Angeles, such as Perry Mason and Pen15. Prior to working in Los Angeles; she was a writer and editor for the Santa Barbara Independent. Her feature Transgender Life in Santa Barbara won a first place California Newspaper Publishers Association award. She joins Girls Rock Ella Richie DeMaria Santa Barbara after having performed last year at the organization’s programs with her solo project Voices of Where. COLETTE SCHABRAM brings 15 years of experience in the nonprofit development arena to the Girls Rock Santa Barbara Board. A Santa Barbara local, Schabram’s efforts have raised tens of millions of dollars for social justice causes and LGBTQ+ rights. She currently works as a business leader and jobs producer with Amazon Santa Barbara, as well as sits on the Leadership Santa Barbara County Steering Committee. In the past, she has given back to our community by serving on the boards of Santa Barbara Colette Schabram County’s Homelessness Continuum of Care and the California Planning Group under the State Office of AIDS. Schabram holds her master’s degree in Organizational Management & Development from Fielding University. ALYSSA SIBLEY, a technology consultant based out of North Hollywood, currently works for a boutique firm in the media and entertainment space, where she conducts artificial intelligence/machine learning research, evaluates and optimizes processes, and trains employees on technology for both Los Angelesbased and international entertainment studios. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, where she acted as Vice President of USC’s chapter of Jumpstart, an Alyssa Sibley organization that works toward closing the education gap between children of different socioeconomic backgrounds.

By Jerry Roberts / Newsmakers / www.newsmakerswithjr.com


ASTSIDE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ALEJANDRA GUTIERREZ PULLED OFF A NICE PIECE OF LEGISLATIVE HANDIWORK RECENTLY, brokering a compromise in the conflict over the Ortega Park murals between the city administration and neighborhood advocates. With a deadline looming for the city to apply for an $8.6 million grant to help underwrite the upgrade and renovation of the troubled park – and Park and Recreation Department officials striking a take-it-or-leave stance against neighbors demanding an up-front plan for preserving the park murals honoring Aztec, Mexican, and Chicano cultures – Gutierrez managed to lower the temperature on both sides; now the application will proceed while city officials step up engagement Alejandra Gutierrez with community members to craft a mural preservation plan. A week ago Tuesday, Alejandra’s colleagues lavished her with praise for her negotiating skill and work on the matter, with several observing that it is precisely the kind of hyper-local issue that district elections is best-suited to address. “The city has to work with the community,” Gutierrez told Newsmakers on Wednesday. “I live in that neighborhood.” Alejandra revealed some of the behind-the-scenes machinations that went into the deal, and also discussed several other controversies in District 1 during our conversation, in which she: Acknowledged the heart-breaking frustration and anguish of the families of 17-year old Angel Castillo and 18-year old Omar Montiel-Hernandez that no arrests have been made, or suspects yet named, in their gunshot slayings in early January; Alejandra said she is in touch with SBPD investigators, who recently reached out to the boys’ families, adding that she is certain they are pursuing the case thoroughly and aggressively. Expressed confidence that city officials are making proper efforts to communicate with neighbors and community representatives about plans for a proposed upgrade of the Eastside Neighborhood Park, which she said has been afflicted by increased drug-dealing and other criminal behavior she fears has moved from Ortega Park, given the recent spotlight on that public space. Disclosed that she and aides have begun interviewing Milpas Street merchants as an early step in trying to form a new Business Improvement District, which she hopes will draw Measure C funds, using the council’s recent approval of $40,000 for businesses on Coast Village Road for a similar purpose. Gutierrez also described herself as feeling “offended (and) very disrespected” by a comment Mayor Cathy Murillo made in a previous interview with Newsmakers, in describing her approach to seeking a re-election endorsement from Gutierrez: “I haven’t even broached her about it,” the mayor said, “it’s like if you’re asking your wife for a favor you kind of have to wait for the right moment and wait until she’s in a good mood.” At Tuesday’s council meeting, a number of citizens speaking during public comment sharply criticized Murillo for her words and Cathy finally apologized to Alejandra from the dais. “I know you haven’t asked me yet - but am I going to endorse her?” Alejandra said during our interview, before answering her own question: “No.” JR Watch the entire interview with Alejandra Gutierrez at: https://tinyurl.com/sykdvu2t


Free Hazardous Waste Collection Day to be Held April 11th Are you looking for a safe way to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, such as automotive fluids, cleaners, batteries, or pesticides? On April 11th, the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department will host its annual Spring Household Hazardous Waste Event. Free for residents in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County and the City of Solvang, the event will take place between 9am and 2pm at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station located at 4004 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos. In addition to common hazardous household items, individuals can also drop off electronics such as computers or televisions. “Sharps,” including needles and syringes can also be disposed of, however they must be placed in rigid, punctureproof containers to protect event staff. To learn more about acceptable materials to dispose of, and for more information on other local ways to dispose of hazardous waste, go to www.LessIsMore.org.

Jerry Roberts is a California journalist who writes, blogs and hosts a TV talk show about politics, policy and media. Former political editor, editorial page editor and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, he serves as student adviser for the Daily Nexus newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. He is the author of Never Let Them See You Cry, a biography of Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit Moved To East Beach


HE MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING UNIT is now located in the waterfront parking lot at 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. in Santa Barbara. COVID-19 testing will be available from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday for a minimum of two weeks and available to all community members. The mobile testing unit will then move to a new location which will be announced. To request an appointment, visit online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting. If you need assistance registering, call 2-1-1. For a list of free COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Barbara County visit: https://publichealthsbc.org/testing/


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Community News Anthony Wagner Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Investigation


HE CITY FO SANTA BARBARA INTERIM POLICE CHIEF BERNARD MELEKIAN issued a statement in regards to an article published by Los Angeles Magazine on March 12, 2021. The article raised a number of issues concerning Anthony Wagner, an employee of the police department. The statement noted that most of the allegations raised were previously investigated, either within the police department or by the city attorney’s office. In addition, the City prevailed in a federal lawsuit by one of the unsuccessful cannabis permit applicants, which was dismissed in December 2019. Chief Melekian noted, “Nevertheless, the Los Angeles Magazine article makes new allegations concerning the nature of Mr. Wagner’s role in the process of the awarding cannabis licenses that support further investigation. To that end, the Department will be retaining an outside firm to conduct that investigation for the Police Department.” Wagner was placed on Administrative Leave pending the outcome of this inquiry, and, according to the statement, has been fully cooperative with this inquiry and welcomes the involvement of an outside reviewer.

Keep the Beat Instrument Raises Over $30,000 for SB Unified Music Programs


HE AIRWAVES WERE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC FOR A GOOD CAUSE THIS PAST FEBRUARY, as 99.9 KTYD Morning Mojo’s Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso hosted the Keep the Beat Instrument Drive. Benefitting the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s music programs, the onair event raised more than $30,000 in donations and encouraged listeners to donate their used instruments. “We are delighted with the response from our community to support music students during this challenging time,” expressed Santa Barbara Education Foundation Executive Director Margie Yahyavi. “These funds will help ensure that our local students will have what they need to continue their musical learning.” The event welcomed SBUSD music teachers as well as local professional musicians, including Glen Phillips and Zach Gil, to speak to the value of contributing to local music education efforts. The community listened, and over the course of the month a diverse range of 60 used instruments, including Indian string instruments, accordions, and cellos, were donated via SBEF’s weekly drop-off events. Going forward, SBEF will use the Instrument Drive’s funds to have the donated instruments inspected and repaired before they are given a new life in SBUSD’s various music programs. “When you give a student an instrument, you just never know how it will change them,” shared Monroe Elementary Music Teacher Liz Caruso. “For the shyest of www.santabarbaraeducation.org students, it can become their voice.”

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Sponsors Hospice of SB Illuminate Speaker Series


O SUPPORT HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA’S EFFORTS TO AID OUR COMMUNITY during these difficult times, the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center has become a sponsor of HSB’s illuminate Speaker Series. Having taken place virtually and for free throughout the pandemic, the series welcomes internationallyrecognized speakers to explore how our current times are affecting each of us. “We are thankful Ridley-Tree Cancer Center has sponsored our series so we can continue to bring new speakers who give insightful guidance on how to navigate life through the pandemic,” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Dr. BJ Miller Past speakers have included Frank Ostaseski, Katy Butler, and Sharon Salzberg, who have spoken to such topics as processing current events, how to connect with others, and how we can best help ourselves emotionally. The next illuminate Speaker Series will welcome Dr. BJ Miller, a hospice and palliative medicine physician. Held at 6pm on Thursday, March 18th, he will virtually give his presentation, Let It Fall: The Power of Existential Crises.

To register for this event or learn more, visit www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries.

California Association Of REALTORS Fights For Fair Housing


By Brian Johnson, 2021 President, SBAOR

HE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (C.A.R.) has just released their 2021 Fair Housing and Equity legislative package that will fight for fair housing and equity issues. This is part of an initiative created by C.A.R. called Californians Need Housing Now that seeks to work with the Legislature to pass laws that address the housing affordability and availability crisis through increase housing supply and fair housing reforms. “REALTORS® are on the front lines fighting to overcome California’s housing supply and affordability crisis, which includes ensuring fair housing opportunities for all people,” said C.A.R. President Dave Walsh. “This California Association Of REALTORS® legislative package is a critical first step in what must be an ongoing effort to eliminate discrimination and other barriers that have historically prevented so many families from realizing the economic and societal benefits that housing provides.” The package of bills includes AB 491, a bill that would eliminate the “Poor Door” feature seen in many multifamily properties. The “Poor Door” is a separate entrance, often times on a different side of the building from the main entry, for the occupants of the affordable units. The bill would ensure that multifamily properties provide occupants of affordable units the same access to common entrances, common areas, and amenities that are provided to the Brian Johnson, SBAOR President occupants of market rate units and do not isolate the affordable units to one specific floor or area. Another bill, SB 263, would amend the educational requirements for real estate licensees to include implicit bias training and an update to the fair housing component that would provide for an “interactive participatory component that allows a licensee to experience role play situations as both a consumer and a professional licensee.” Additionally, C.A.R. is co-sponsoring SCA 2, a state constitutional amendment that would repeal Article 34 of the California Constitution requiring that any development consisting of “low rent” (affordable) housing that is financed in whole or in part by any federal, state, or local government be approved by a vote of the people in the jurisdiction where the project is located. If repealed, this could go a long way towards creating more affordable housing in communities that have traditionally excluded them through voter efforts. This would be a strike against the activists who fight against increasing the supply of housing in California. ” Brian Johnson is a California licensed real estate agent and the Managing Director of Radius Commercial Real Estate. Johnson handles all types of commercial real estate transactions but has a special focus on multifamily investments. He can be reached at 805-879-9631 or bjohnson@radiusgroup.com

Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center Announces Parenting Together Program


O SUPPORT LOCAL PARENTS IN NAVIGATING AND HELPING THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) has announced its new “Parenting Together” outreach program. Consisting of bilingual and free Parenting Helpline and Parenting Classes, the program works to offer advice, education, and referrals for the parents of teenage children. “We are excited to add these resources to our focus on helping local parents with the inherent challenges of raising adolescents,” said Michelle Kerwood, Director of CADA’s Child and Adolescent Treatment Programs. “In the best of times, navigating the teen years is a challenging job. In the current environment, it is proving to be overwhelming for many families who can use a professional helping hand. We believe Parenting Together will be a valuable resource to our community, as we work through the growing issues resulting from the prolonged pandemic.” The Parenting Helpline is free, bilingual, and confidential. Live counselors provide calling parents with support, advice, and referrals to proper treatment services. Callers can also leave a message outside of the helpline’s live hours, which will be returned as soon as possible. The helpline is available at (805) 456-1234 Mondays and Fridays, 1 to 4pm, and Wednesdays, 5 to 8pm. Free Parenting Together group classes will also be offered virtually on a weekly basis. Class facilitators will provide parents with education and support on a variety of topics, such as teens and alcohol, brain development and substance abuse, the philosophy of nurturing parenting, teens and alcohol, building empathy and self-worth, and positive ways to deal with anger.

For more information about the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center, visit https://cadasb.org/youth/youth-treatment. To speak with someone about Parenting Together classes or the Parenting Helpline, contact (805) 456-1234; ParentingTogether@cadasb.org

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Government Meetings Reuniones gubernamentales County of SB Planning and Development Department Special Problems Committee Meeting • 1:30pm Thursday, March 18th. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4



A Stroll up State Street Economic Forecast Project takes a block-by-block walk.

Reunión del Comité de Problemas Especiales del Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo del Condado de SB • 1:30pm jueves, 18 de marzo. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4 City of SB Planning Commission Meeting • 1pm Thursday, March 18th. Learn more/ attend https://tinyurl.com/y7p9hamq Reunión de la Comisión de Planificación de la Ciudad de SB • 1pm jueves, 18 de marzo. Aprende más /asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/y7p9hamq City of SB Harbor Commission Meeting • 6:30pm Thursday, March 18th. Learn more/ attend https://tinyurl.com/yymaqnpp Reunión de la Comisión del Puerto de la Ciudad de SB • 6:30pm el jueves, 18 de marzo. Aprende más /asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/yymaqnpp South Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 9am Friday, March 19th. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4 Reunión de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura del Sur • viernes, 19 de marzo a las 9am. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4

Reunión del Comité Asesor de la Ciudad de SB Creeks • 5:30pm sábado, 20 de marzo. Aprende más /asiste de forma virtual en https://tinyurl.com/yyv6ml4f County of SB Zoning Administrator Meeting • 9am-12pm Monday, March 22nd. Agenda to be posted https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4. Reunión del administrador de zonificación del condado de SB • 9am-12pm el lunes, 22 de marzo. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4. City of SB Single Family Design Board consent agenda review • 11am-12pm Monday, March 22nd. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y9q2ng9v. Revisión de la agenda de consentimiento de la Junta de Diseño de Vivienda Unifamiliar de la Ciudad de SB • 11am-12pm lunes, 22 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y9q2ng9v. City of SB Architectural Board of Review consent agenda review • 1-2pm Monday, March 22nd. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y8aauqma. Revisión de la agenda de consentimiento de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura de la Ciudad de SB • 1-2pm lunes, 22 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y8aauqma. City of SB Architectural Board of Review Meeting • 3-7pm Monday, March 22nd. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y8aauqma. Reunión de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura de la Ciudad de SB • De 3 a 7pm el lunes, 22 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y8aauqma. City of SB Sign Committee Meeting • 9-11am Tuesday, March 23rd. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/yyj69b3j Reunión del Comité de carteles de la Ciudad de SB • 9-11am martes, 23 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/yyj69b3j Santa Barbara City Council Meeting • 2pm Tuesday, March 23rd. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar. Reunión del Consejo de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara • 2pm martes, 23 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/yap8xgar. City of SB Staff Hearing Officer Meeting • 9-11am Wednesday, March 24th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y84frcvj. Reunión del Funcionario de Audiencias del Personal de la Ciudad de SB • 9-11am miércoles, 24 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y84frcvj. City of SB Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting • 4-6pm Wednesday, March 24th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y5xe39y4. Reunión de la Comisión de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad de SB • 4-6pm miércoles, 24 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y5xe39y4. Montecito Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 1-5pm Thursday, March 25th. Agenda to be posted at https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4. Reunión de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura de Montecito • De 1 a 5pm el jueves, 25 de marzo. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4. City of SB Fire and Police Commission Meeting • 4-6pm Thursday, March 25th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/y4dwu8ve. Reunión de la Comisión de Policía y Bomberos de la Ciudad de SB • 4-6pm el jueves, 25 de marzo. Conoce más / asiste de forma virtual https://tinyurl.com/y4dwu8ve. North Board of Architectural Review Meeting • 9am-1pm Friday, March 26th. Agenda to be posted at https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4. Reunión de la Junta de Revisión de Arquitectura del Norte • 9am-1pm viernes, 26 de marzo. La agenda se publicará en https://tinyurl.com/y6cm7nq4.

Find a video of the Economic Forecast Project COVID-19 Webinar: A Walk Up State Street at https://tinyurl.com/4j6jtnuf By Sonia Fernandez / The UC Santa Barbara Current


HEN THE FIRST COVID-19 RELATED LOCKDOWNS WERE ANNOUNCED IN SANTA BARBARA a year ago, retail and hospitality business owners braced for the worst, as social distancing and stay-at-home orders slashed revenues and hampered their ability to turn profits. As weeks turned into months, restaurants and retail spaces scrambled to find their footing, managing to stay afloat by taking out small business loans, and pivoting toward COVID-safe customer and staff experiences. Still, not everyone survived. In the recent edition of UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project’s EFP Informs webinar (https://tinyurl.com/4j6jtnuf) series, economics professor Peter Rupert and Gene Deering, a principal at Radius Group Commercial Real Estate, Inc., took a stroll up State Street, Santa Barbara’s main thoroughfare and home to its most prominent commercial spaces. According to Rupert, the purpose of the walk was “to show people what State Street looks like, explain the vacancy situation, and examine how rents might have changed.” On a balmy weekend day, parts of State Street one year into COVID-19 look almost as though the pandemic never happened. Visitors and locals alike take advantage of the weather to get some sunshine and air and to do some socializing. Santa Barbara’s weather turned out to be a major asset for the many restaurants of State Street as they leaned on socially-distanced outdoor dining as a COVID-safe alternative to their usual indoor densities. The city’s emergency approval of the closure of a portion of lower State Street last May paved the way for a pedestrian promenade that allowed restaurants more room to do business. For many, these parklets were a lifesaver. Similar plans went into effect in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone and on Coast Village Road in Montecito. The economic blow of the pandemic did, however, exacerbate some weaknesses on State Street, where retail had already been flagging for years. Farther up, away from the concentration of eateries and parklets along the waterfront and promenade, storefront vacancies are more prominent, with big apparel shops like Forever 21 and Nordstrom’s closed for good. Most vacancies on State Street are retail spaces. According to Deering, the 900 block of State Street has the most significant number of vacancies, with nine empty stores. While rents have declined up and down State Street, those on the 900 and 1000 block have seen the largest decline, he said. Filling the larger vacancies looks to be a challenge, according to Deering, who noted Peter Rupert that smaller commercial spaces are currently more popular, and that some tenants have turned to space-sharing in order to defray costs and provide extra financial security. Converting large-format commercial space to office space could be a solution, as it was for the former Saks Off 5th building on the 1000 block, which became office space for Amazon just before the pandemic began. “That’s a transition we’re also seeing on State Street where retail space is becoming office,” he said. The former Enterprise Fish Company on lower State Street is undergoing the same change into a “high-end tech office,” and the former Macy’s on the 700 block is the largest example of this conversion, with the owners trying to lease all 136,000 square feet to office tenants, he noted. There is light at the end of the tunnel, with vaccines making their way through the population and the slow lifting of COVID restrictions. Looking ahead, the panel, which included South Coast Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kristen Miller, contemplated a post-COVID-19 State Street: Will the successful pedestrian promenade remain? Though it receives wide support from the business community, making the area permanently pedestrian when city activity returns to normal requires consideration for things such as emergency access and the re-tightening of regulations that the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control relaxed at the start of the pandemic, according to Rupert. In the meantime, the denizens of lower State continue to troubleshoot: How to keep pedestrians and bicycles from colliding (answer: a brand-new bike lane)? How to make narrow retail storefronts more visible in a profusion of parklets? How to revitalize retail? “It’s time for creativity,” Miller said. “We have an opportunity to do things differently... to look at a wide variety of options and solve some of our own ongoing problems.” State Street is one of several business districts in the Santa Barbara area that has the Economic Forecast Project’s attention; according to Rupert, future EFP Informs webinars will highlight other commercial zones in the area. Courtesy Photos

City of SB Creeks Advisory Committee Meeting • 5:30pm Saturday, March 20th. Learn more/attend https://tinyurl.com/yyv6ml4f

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Virtual Safari

Online & In Person Activities for Everyone Actividades en línea y en persona para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

Thursday • jueves 3.18.21 CHILDREN | NIÑOS Postcards to the Easter Bunny: Paseo Nuevo invites you and your family to send a message to the Easter Bunny via their virtual form through Sunday, April 4th. Free • https://tinyurl.com/yexso99w Postales al conejito de Pascua: Paseo Nuevo te invita a ti y a tu familia a enviar un mensaje al Conejito de Pascua a través de su formulario virtual hasta el domingo, 4 de abril. Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yexso99w Registrations for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Nature Adventures Camps & Classes are open for Spring and Summer sessions, age ranges / prices vary. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/ych7wenb Las inscripciones para los campamentos y clases de aventuras en la naturaleza del Museo de Historia Natural de Santa Bárbara están abiertas para las sesiones de primavera y verano, los rangos de edad / precios varían. Regístrate en https://tinyurl.com/ych7wenb Kids Salsa Classes: ME Sabor Dance Studio is hosting salsa classes for kids aged 6-10 from 4-5pm every Thursday at Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St, Santa Barbara. Open enrollment, participants must RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx Clases de salsa para niños: ME Sabor Dance Studio ofrece clases de salsa para niños de 6 a 10 años de 4 a 5pm todos los jueves en Oak Park Stage, 600 W Junipero St, Santa Barbara. Inscripción abierta, los participantes deben confirmar su asistencia en https://tinyurl.com/ycljdnsx

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Law and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Trials of Palestine: Hosted by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise, featuring guest speaker Steven Zipperstein • 6pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/y9mtdzwp. La ley y el conflicto árabe-israelí: Los juicios de Palestina: Organizado por el Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise, con el orador invitado Steven Zipperstein • jueves, 18 de marzo a las 6pm • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/y9mtdzwp. Radius Insight: Real Estate & Economic Update - Q1/2021: A webinar hosted by Radius Commercial Real Estate • 9:30am Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/y82t87p5 Visión de Radius: Actualización económica y inmobiliaria - Q1/2021: Un seminario web organizado por Radius Commercial Real Estate • 9:30am el jueves, 18 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/y82t87p5

General & Biosecurity Program Updates for Channel Islands National Parks: Join the SB Maritime Museum for this Zoom webinar presentation featuring Superintendent Ethan McKinley and Biosecurity Manager Juliana Matos • 7pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/yam5zwo5 Actualizaciones del programa general y de bioseguridad para los parques nacionales de las Islas del Canal: Únete al Museo Marítimo de SB para esta presentación del seminario web Zoom con el Superintendente Ethan McKinley y la Gerente de Bioseguridad Juliana Matos • jueves, 18 de marzo a las 7pm • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/yam5zwo5 Illuminate Speaker Series - Dr. BJ Miller: Join Hospice Santa Barbara in welcoming hospice and palliative medicine physician Dr. BJ Miller for his virtual presentation Let It Fall: The Power of Existential Crises • 6-7pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/y8frpk2j Serie de altavoces Illuminate - Dr. BJ Miller: Únete a Hospice Santa Barbara para darle la bienvenida al médico de hospicio y medicina paliativa Dr. BJ Miller para su presentación virtual Déjalo caer: El poder de las crisis existenciales • 6 a 7pm jueves, 18 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/y8frpk2j Cuidando Niños Sabiamente: Preparación para la Escuela: Join the SB Public Library for this virtual class on how caregivers can support children’s skills and how they are assessed for school readiness • 1-2pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) at https://tinyurl.com/yd6axyvn (in Spanish). Cuidando Niños Sabiamente: Preparación para la Escuela: Únete a la Biblioteca Pública de SB para esta clase virtual sobre cómo los cuidadores pueden apoyar las habilidades de los niños y cómo se evalúa su preparación para la escuela • 1 a 2pm el jueves, 18 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/yd6axyvn. Downtown Business Spotlight Animals: Friendly Pets & Wild Paws: Join Tyler Hayden for a discussion with Catalina Esteves (Cat Therapy), Christopher Harris (CARE4PAWS), and Rich Block (Santa Barbara Zoo) • 3pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/yfb7kmzn Downtown Business Spotlight Animales: mascotas amistosas y patas salvajes: Únete a Tyler Hayden para una discusión con Catalina Esteves (Cat Therapy), Christopher Harris (CARE4PAWS) y Rich Block (Zoológico de Santa Bárbara) • 3pm jueves, 18 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/yfb7kmzn

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO SBIFF Family Film Fun - Ferdinand: Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, has been taken away from his home. Watch as he and his friends try to return him to his family. Access the free activity guide https://tinyurl.com/yjfz82uo Diversión cinematográfica familiar SBIFF - Ferdinand: Ferdinand, un toro con un gran corazón, ha sido sacado de su casa. Observa cómo él y sus amigos intentan devolverlo a su familia. Para acceso a la guía de actividades gratuita visita https://tinyurl.com/yjfz82uo PCPA Plays On! – Though their stages may be dark... PCPA Plays On! is sharing a variety of virtual programs for all ages that are fun, educational, engaging, and theatre focused. www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ PCPA Continúa! – Aunque sus escenarios esten oscuros ... ¡PCPA Continúa! está compartiendo una variedad de programas virtuales para todas las edades que son divertidos, educativos, atractivos y centrados en el teatro. www.pcpa.org/PCPAPlaysOn/ SBIFF Film Talk: An online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. Each week a short film will be available for viewing online, followed by a live virtual conversation on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up for a talk or to watch past talks visit https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/ Charla de cine SBIFF: Una serie en línea de proyecciones y debates entre los programadores y cineastas de SBIFF. Cada semana, un cortometraje estará disponible en línea, seguido de una conversación virtual en vivo los jueves a las 6pm. Para inscribirte en una charla o ver charlas anteriores, visita https://sbiff.org/filmtalk/

MUSIC | MÚSICA Opera SB Operation Eurydice: Opera Santa Barbara is offering free, live community music performances each week. Learn more and view upcoming performances near you at https://tinyurl.com/y85kbbuv. Opera SB Operación Eurídice: Opera Santa Barbara ofrece presentaciones de música comunitaria en vivo gratis cada semana. Obtén más información y ve las próximas presentaciones cerca de ti en https://tinyurl.com/y85kbbuv Luke Theatre’s Virtual Concert/Theatre Series: SB Singer/songwriter Mendeleyev; Resonance; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies in Concert & At Home • Free at www.luketheatre.org Serie de concierto/teatro virtuales del Teatro Luke: El Cantante y compositor de SB Mendeleyev; Resonancia; Pianos at The Luke; Jackson Gillies en Concierto. Gratis en www.luketheatre.org Lobero Theatre Live Streams: Support the Lobero by watching their offerings of virtual concerts including, John Kay, KT Tunstall, and Pianos on State. For tickets (Free-$15) visit www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming Transmisiones en vivo del Teatro Lobero: Apoya al Teatro Lobero para ver sus ofertas de conciertos virtuales, incluyendo John Kay, KT Tunstall y Pianos on State. Para boletos (Gratis-$15) visita www.lobero.org/series/live-streaming

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Postcards to the Easter Bunny: Paseo Nuevo invites you and your family to send a message to the Easter Bunny via their virtual form through Sunday, April 4th. Free • https://tinyurl.com/yexso99w Postales al conejito de Pascua: Paseo Nuevo te invita a ti y a tu familia a enviar un mensaje al Conejito de Pascua a través de su formulario virtual hasta el domingo, 4 de abril. Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yexso99w

Nightly Met Opera Streams: Streams begin at 7:30pm EDT at www.metopera.org and are available for 20 hours. Transmisiones nocturnas de Met Opera: Las transmisiones comienzan a las 7:30pm EDT en www.metopera.org y están disponibles durante 20 horas. Roar & Pour: A series of live music, food, and drink offered weekly by The Granada, Opera Santa Barbara, and The Good Lion. Held at 6pm every Thursday outside the Good Lion/Granada Theatre. Roar & Pour: una serie de música en vivo, comida y bebidas ofrecida semanalmente por el Teatro Granada, Opera Santa Barbara y The Good Lion. Todos los jueves a las 6pm frente al Teatro Granada/ Good Lion.

https://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt The Gaviota Coast ConservancyCaminatas: Coal Oil Point Reserve y Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch y Arroyo Hondo Preserve. h ttps://tinyurl.com/y7rn6jyt Carpinteria Birdwatchers Virtual Meetings: Evening birdwatching classes • Free , all ages & ability levels. 4-5:15pm Thursdays via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj Reuniones Virtuales de Observadores de Aves de Carpinteria: Clases nocturnas de observación de aves • Gratis, todas las edades y niveles de habilidad. 4-5:15pm los jueves a través de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj


A Journey Through the Impossible: The UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music will present this virtual concert, featuring new student works as well as the works of Julius Eastman, Dai Fujikura, and more • 6pm Thursday, March 18th • Free viewing via YouTube Premiere: https://tinyurl.com/y88fqwqy

ChangeMakers Celebration: Join the Lompoc-Vandenberg Branch of the American Association of University Women for this live, dual-language event featuring Dolores Huerta and Senator Monique Limón • 7pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://lompocvandenberg-ca.aauw.net

Un viaje por lo imposible: Conjunto UCSB de Música Contemporánea presentará este concierto virtual, con nuevos trabajos de estudiantes, así como los trabajos de Julius Eastman, Dai Fujikura y más • jueves, 18 de marzo a las 6pm • Disfrútalo de forma gratuita a través de YouTube Premiere: https://tinyurl.com/y88fqwqy

Celebración de ChangeMakers: Únete a la rama Lompoc-Vandenberg de la Asociación Estadounidense de Mujeres Universitarias para este evento en vivo en dos idiomas con Dolores Huerta y la senadora Monique Limón • jueves, 18 de marzo a las 7pm • Regístrate (gratis) https://lompocvandenberg-ca.aauw.net

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE State Street Promenade Market: Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State Street between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

Virtual Blood Drive sponsored by Santa Barbara County Museums & Cultural Arts Organizations • through March 26th • Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/ycowswwk

Mercado del State Street Promenade: Ubicado en las cuadras 900 y 1000 de la Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd Spooky Tours with Santa Barbara Ghost Tours: Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com Recorridos espeluznantes con Santa Barbara Ghost Tours: La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de Santa Bárbara compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35$150 • www.sbghosttour.com The Gaviota Coast ConservancyHikes: Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve.

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

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Donación de sangre virtual patrocinada por los museos y organizaciones de artes culturales del condado de Santa Bárbara • hasta el 26 de marzo • Inscríbete: https://tinyurl.com/ycowswwk

telling the tale of Mexican-born novelist Lucia as she begins her new job writing for a major TV show • 7pm Friday, March 19th and 1:30pm Saturday, March 20th • Tickets ($10) www.pcpa.org/Fade

esta presentación virtual para la Sociedad Genealógica del Condado de SB durante su reunión mensual • 9:30am el sábado, 20 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://sbgen.org

Friday • viernes

Fade: El Teatro Pacific Conservatory ofrecerá una presentación virtual de Fade, que contará la historia de la novelista nacida en México Lucía cuando comienza su nuevo trabajo escribiendo para un importante programa de televisión • viernes, 19 de marzo a las 7pm y sábado, 20 de marzo a la 1:30pm • Boletos ($10) www.pcpa.org/Fade

New Volunteers: Thomas Fire Recovery Training: The SB Botanic Garden invites you to learn how to become a community scientist and help record information on targeted plant species • 10am-12pm Saturday, March 20th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ybfxahxv


DANCE | BAILE Dance Class in the Park: ME Sabor Dance Studio is hosting outdoor salsa and bachata dance classes at the Oak Park Stage at 500 W. Alamar Ave. on Mondays and Fridays. Participants must wear face masks, and register in advance ($12) at www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes. Clase de baile en el parque: ME Sabor Dance Studio está organizando clases de baile de salsa y bachata al aire libre en el escenario de Oak Park en 500 W. Alamar Ave. los lunes y viernes. Los participantes deben usar cubrebocas y registrarse con anticipación ($12) en www.mesabordancestudio.com/classes.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES 2021 Carpinteria State of the City: A virtual presentation hosted by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce • 9am Friday, March 19th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ybay5sef 2021 Estado de la ciudad de Carpinteria: Una presentación virtual organizada por la Cámara de Comercio de la Costa Sur de Santa Bárbara • viernes, 19 de marzo a las 9am • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/ybay5sef Pacific Pride Foundation PROUD Youth Group meets from 4:30-6:30pm every Friday via Zoom. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf. Grupo juvenil ORGULLOSO de Pacific Pride Foundation se reúne de 4:306:30pm todos los viernes a través de Zoom. Reserva tu lugar en https://tinyurl.com/y7qs3qbf. CAMA Classic Cocktails: The Community Arts Music Association Women’s Board invites you to join this virtual series coinciding with new episodes of the LA Phil’s SOUND/STAGE series • 5pm Friday, March 19th • Register (free) at https://tinyurl.com/3fy86kz7 Cócteles clásicos de CAMA: La junta de mujeres de Community Arts Music Association te invita a unirte a esta serie virtual que coincide con los nuevos episodios de la serie SOUND / STAGE de LA Phil • viernes, 19 de marzo a las 5pm. Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/3fy86kz7

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO Fade: The Pacific Conservatory Theatre will host a virtual performance of Fade,

Let’s Go To The M O V I E S NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 3/19/21-3/25/21 HI-WAY DRIVE-IN, SANTA MARIA CLOSED MONDAYS & TUESDAYS (805) 937-3515 RAYA & THE LAST DRAGON–PG Starts @ 7:45pm Fri & Sat THE WAR WITH GRANPA General Admission $11.50 / Kids $8.50 / Seniors $8 BOX OFFICE OPEN 6:45-9:30pm Fr & Sa 6:50-8:30pm Su, We, Th • Radio Active @ 92.1 FM / Find Us On Facebook – Hi Way Drive In MOVIES LOMPOC – CLOSED • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 PARKS PLAZA – CLOSED • (805) 688-7434 All Screens Now Presented In Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound!


MUSIC | MÚSICA Live from the Lobero: Derek Douget Band - A Night in New Orleans: A virtual concert • Streaming Friday, March 19th through March 21st • Tickets ($15) https://tinyurl.com/ybl7nwxm. En vivo desde el Lobero: Derek Douget Band - A Night in New Orleans: Un concierto virtual • Se transmitirá desde el viernes, 19 de marzo al 21 de marzo • Boletos ($15) https://tinyurl.com/ybl7nwxm. The Idiomatiques will be giving a free, outdoor concert from the balcony of the SB Arts & Culture Bldg., corner of State & Sola • 6-7:30pm Friday, March 19th. Los Idiomatiques ofrecerán un concierto gratuito al aire libre desde el balcón del edificio de SB Arts & Culture, en la esquina de las calles State y Sola • 6-7:30pm el viernes, 19 de marzo.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE Rancho La Patera & Stow House: Take a tour of the newly-opened Ranch Yard, drop off a donation, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds of Rancho La Patera • 11am to 2pm weekends. www.goletahistory.org Rancho La Patera & Stow House: Haz un recorrido por el recientemente inaugurado Ranch Yard, deja una donación, apoya la tienda del museo o disfruta de los hermosos terrenos de Rancho La Patera los fines de 11am a 2pm los fines de semana. www.goletahistory.org

Saturday • sábado 3.20.21 DANCE | BAILE Fantasyland: Center Stage Theater invites you to view this video performance by the Dance with Harout Performance Company • Livestreamed premiere at 6pm, Saturday, March 20th, with the video available through April 4th • Purchase tickets ($10-250) at https://tinyurl.com/yb84xtp7 Tierra de fantasía: Center Stage Theatre te invita a ver esta presentación en video de Dance with Harout Performance Company • Estreno en vivo a las 6pm, sábado, 20 de marzo, con el video disponible hasta el 4 de abril • Compre boletos ($10-$250) en https://tinyurl.com/yb84xtp7

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Getting Started in Your Irish Research: Speaker David Ryan will give this virtual presentation for the SB County Genealogical Society during its monthly meeting • 9:30am Saturday, March 20th • Register (free) https://sbgen.org Introducción a tu investigación irlandesa: El orador David Ryan dará

Nuevos voluntarios: Entrenamiento de recuperación del Incendio Thomas: SB Botanic Garden te invita a aprender cómo convertirte en un científico comunitario y ayudar a registrar información sobre especies de plantas específicas • 10am-12pm sábado, 20 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/ybfxahxv

MUSIC | MÚSICA Santa Barbara Symphony: Violins around The World ~ from Classical to Bluegrass: live-streamed virtual concert featuring violinist Gilles Apap playing music across genres and decades • 7pm Saturday, March 20th • For tickets ($65) https://tinyurl.com/yelbavq3 Santa Barbara Symphony: Violines en todo el mundo ~ desde lo clásico hasta el bluegrass: Concierto virtual transmitido en vivo con el violinista Gilles Apap tocando música de diferentes géneros y décadas • sábado, 20 de marzo a las 7pm • Para boletos ($65) https://tinyurl.com/yelbavq3

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE Picnic in Paradise: Enjoy a sociallydistanced picnic and explore the gardens at Ganna Walska Lotusland. Face masks required. • Arrival times 1:15, 1:30, or 1:45pm Saturday, March 20th • Limited space, call 805.969.9990 for reservations (Members $40, Non-Members $60). Picnic en el paraíso: Disfruta de un picnic con distancia social y explora los jardines en Ganna Walska Lotusland. Se requieren cubrebocas. • Horarios de llegada 1:15, 1:30 o 1:45pm sábado, 20 de marzo • Espacio limitado, llama al 805.969.9990 para hacer reservaciones (miembros $40, no miembros $60). Spring Cleaning: Beach Yoga & Community Cleanup: Hosted by Divinitree SB at Leadbetter Beach • 11:30am Saturday, March 20th • Register ($15 minimum donation, with half of donations raised going to Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute) https://tinyurl.com/y8ancd99 Limpieza de primavera: yoga en la playa y limpieza comunitaria: Organizado por Divinitree SB en Leadbetter Beach • 11:30am el sábado, 20 de marzo • Regístrate (donación mínima de $15, y la mitad de las donaciones recaudadas se destinarán al Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute) https://tinyurl.com/y8ancd99

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES Love in Every Language: Join the SB Trust for Historic Preservation for a virtual tour of the Presidio Chapel, learn about Presidio love stories, and more • 6pm Sunday, March 20th • Purchase tickets ($30-150) www.sbthp.org/love Amor en todos los idiomas: Únete a SB Trust for Historic Preservation para un recorrido virtual por la Capilla del Presidio, aprende sobre las historias de

Santa Barbara’s Powerful Women in History: In honor of Women’s History Month, author and historian Neal Graffy will be give a free virtual presentation for the SB Historical Museum’s next History Happy Hour • 5pm Wednesday, March 24th • Register https://tinyurl.com/yf587lm6 Las mujeres poderosas de Santa Bárbara en la historia: En honor al Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, el autor e historiador Neal Graffy ofrecerá una presentación virtual gratuita para la próxima Hora de Historia del Museo Histórico de SB • 5pm el miércoles, 24 de marzo • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/yf587lm6.

amor del Presidio y más • 6pm domingo, 20 de marzo • Compra boletos ($30$150) www.sbthp.org/love

Sunday • domingo 3.21.21 LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Medieval Studies Annual Colloquium: Global/Premodern/Race: An online symposium hosted by the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, featuring scholars working in Iberian, Middle Eastern, and Medieval Studies • 9am-3pm Sunday, March 21st • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ydamft5m Coloquio Anual de Estudios Medievales: Global / Premoderno / Raza: Un simposio en línea organizado por el Centro Interdisciplinario de Humanidades de UCSB, con académicos que trabajan en Estudios Ibéricos, del Medio Oriente y Medievales • 9am3pm domingo, 21 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/ydamft5m

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO Rubicon Theatre Company will host Hershey Felder Presents Puccini, Live from Florence, live-streamed • 5pm Sunday • Access through March 21st • Purchase tickets ($55) at https://tinyurl.com/y5zn4hlc. Rubicon Theatre Company acogerá Hershey Felder Presenta Puccini, En vivo desde Florencia, retransmitido en directo • 5pm domingo • acceso hasta el 21 de marzo • Compra boletos ($55) en https://tinyurl.com/y5zn4hlc.

MUSIC | MÚSICA Spring Pub Sing: Santa Barbara Revels will host their 14th annual Spring Pub Sing via Vimeo • 5pm, Sunday, March 21st • Visit https://santabarbararevels.org Pub Sing de primavera: Santa Barbara Revels será el anfitrión de su 14° festival annual Pub Sing de primavera a través de Vimeo • 5pm, domingo, 21 de marzo • Visita https://santabarbararevels.org Concerts@Home: 10am Sundays, Camerata Pacifica streams music & interviews from their video library. View at https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/# Conciertos en casa: a las 10am los domingos, Camerata Pacifica transmite música y entrevistas de su biblioteca de videos. Disfrútalo en https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/#

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES Circle of Life Online Fundraiser: Learn how your donation to Alpha Resource Center will make a difference for individuals across Santa Barbara County • 4-5pm Sunday, March 21st • Register

(free) https://tinyurl.com/y88ltoh9. Recaudación de fondos en línea Círculo de la vida: Conoce cómo tu donación al Alpha Resource Center marcará la diferencia para las personas en todo el condado de Santa Bárbara • 4 a 5pm domingo, 21 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/y88ltoh9.

Monday • lunes


LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Virtual Vets Connect @ the Library: Speak with a Veterans Service Officer at the Santa Barbara Central Library to learn more about benefits and resources • 1:30-3:30pm Monday, March 22nd • Call 805-962-7653 for an appointment. Veterinarios virtuales Conéctate en la biblioteca: Habla con un Oficial de Servicios para Veteranos en la Biblioteca Central de Santa Bárbara para obtener más información sobre los beneficios y recursos • 1:30-3:30pm lunes, 22 de marzo • Llama al 805-962-7653 para una cita Chaucer’s Virtual Author Discussion with Andrew Maraniss: New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss will discuss his book, Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke - The First Openly Gay MLB Player and Inventor of the HighFive • 6pm Monday, March 22nd • Access Zoom link (free) https://tinyurl.com/yg6be44t. Discusión con el autor virtual Chaucer’s con Andrew Maraniss: El autor de superventas del New York Times, Andrew Maraniss, hablará sobre su libro Señalado: La verdadera historia de Glenn Burke: el primer jugador de MLB abiertamente gay e inventor del alto cinco • lunes, 22 de marzo a las 6pm • Para acceso al enlace de Zoom (gratis) visita https://tinyurl.com/yg6be44t.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE Hike the Arroyo Hondo Preserve on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first and third weekends of the month, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • reservations required. No Pets. Reserve at: https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge Camina en la reserva Arroyo Hondo los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita y se requieren reservaciones. No se permiten mascotas. Completa el formulario de reserva: https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge


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Bichos zumbantes: Explore Ecology te invita a aprender sobre los insectos y hacer tus propios insectos con los materiales que se encuentran en tu hogar • 3 a 4pm miércoles, 24 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis-$15) https://tinyurl.com/ybw5duj6 Children’s Art Classes through the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative at the Community Arts Workshop. 3:30 to 5pm Wednesdays through April 21st. Free for those that need it most. Register/ questions: foundcre8@gmail.com or 805-895-1134. Las clases de arte para niños a través de Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative en el Community Arts Workshop. Miércoles, de 3:30 a 5pm hasta el 21 de abril. Gratis para quienes más lo necesitan. Regístrate o haz preguntas, en foundcre8@gmail.com o llamando al 805-895-1134.

Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV: The Community Environmental Council will host this free, bilingual online clinic to support those interested in electric vehicles • 12-1:15pm Tuesday, March 23rd • Register https://tinyurl.com/ydzlxh2d Clínica de vehículos eléctricos asequibles: cómo calificar para un vehículo eléctrico gratuito o de bajo costo: el Consejo Ambiental Comunitario ofrecerá esta clínica en línea de forma gratuita y bilingüe para apoyar a los interesados en vehículos eléctricos • 12-1:15pm martes, 23 de marzo • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/ydzlxh2d

Tuesday • martes 3.23.21

Zoom. Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/yzql5473



Storywalk in the Park - Sunflower Park: The SB Public Library invites you and your family to enjoy activities and Ben Gundersheimer’s book Señorita Mariposa from 10:30am-12pm, March 23rd at Sunflower Park. No registration needed, face masks and social distancing required.

Noontime at Home: Join Opera Santa Barbara for this free, weekly digital concert series at 12pm each Tuesday. Learn more and view at https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

Storywalk en el parque - Parque de girasoles: La Biblioteca Pública de SB te invita a ti ya tu familia a disfrutar actividades y el libro de Ben Gundersheimer, Señorita Mariposa, de 10:30am a 12pm, el 23 de marzo en el Parque de girasoles. No es necesario registrarse, se requieren cubrebocas y distanciamiento social.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV: The Community Environmental Council will host this free, bilingual online clinic to support those interested in electric vehicles • 12-1:15pm Tuesday, March 23rd • Register https://tinyurl.com/ydzlxh2d Clínica de vehículos eléctricos asequibles: cómo calificar para un vehículo eléctrico gratuito o de bajo costo: el Consejo Ambiental Comunitario ofrecerá esta clínica en línea de forma gratuita y bilingüe para apoyar a los interesados en vehículos eléctricos • 12-1:15pm martes, 23 de marzo • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/ydzlxh2d Virtual Spanish Conversation Group - Intermediate: Practice the Spanish language in a fun, relaxed, and natural way with the SB Public Library! • 4:305:30pm Tuesdays via Zoom. Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/yzql5473 Grupo virtual de conversación en español - intermedio: ¡Practica el idioma español de una manera divertida, relajada y natural con la Biblioteca Pública de SB! • 4:30-5:30pm los martes a través de

Mediodía en casa: Únete a Opera Santa Barbara para esta serie de conciertos digitales semanales gratuitos a las 12pm todos los martes. Obtén más información y disfruta en https://tinyurl.com/y76xkfdn

Wednesday • miércoles 3.24.21 CHILDREN | NIÑOS Buzzing Bugs: Explore Ecology invites you to learn about bugs and make your very own out of materials found around your home • 3-4pm Wednesday, March 24th • Register (free-$15) https://tinyurl.com/ybw5duj6

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LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES OG Readers New Tutor Orientation: The SB Public Library invites teens and adults to become tutors for the library’s reading intervention program for kids • 4:305:30pm Wednesday, March 24th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ye3e2zr6 Orientación para nuevos tutores de lectura: La biblioteca pública de SB invita a adolescentes y adultos a convertirse en tutores del programa de intervención de lectura para niños de la biblioteca • 4:30-5:30pm miércoles, 24 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/ye3e2zr6 The SB Public Library Virtual English Conversation Group: for all English language learners • 4:30-5:30pm Wednesdays. Register (free) at https://tinyurl.com/yhlq7vkq Grupo de conversación virtual en inglés de la biblioteca pública de SB: para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles. Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/yhlq7vkq Santa Barbara’s Powerful Women in History: In honor of Women’s History Month, author and historian Neal Graffy will be give a free virtual presentation for the SB Historical Museum’s next History Happy Hour • 5pm Wednesday, March 24th • Register https://tinyurl.com/yf587lm6 Las mujeres poderosas de Santa Bárbara en la historia: En honor al Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, el autor e historiador Neal Graffy ofrecerá una presentación virtual gratuita para la próxima Hora de Historia del Museo Histórico de SB • 5pm el miércoles, 24 de marzo • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/yf587lm6 Understanding Yesterday: Architectural History & Theory: Join the SB Trust for Historic Preservation and architectural and design historian and museum consultant Dennis P. Doordan, Ph.D. • 6-7:30pm Wednesday, March 24th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/yjtk7r95. Comprendiendo el ayer: historia y teoría de la arquitectura: Únete a SB Trust for Historic Preservation e historiador de arquitectura y diseño y consultor de museos Dennis P. Doordan, Ph.D. • 6-7:30pm miércoles, 24 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/yjtk7r95. The Breeding Bird Study of Santa Barbara County – Five Years on, What Have We Learned? The SB Audubon

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Society will host Adrian O’Loghlen and Mark Holmgren for this virtual presentation • 7:30-9pm Wednesday, March 24th • Access Zoom link (free) https://tinyurl.com/ykx3c6cv El estudio de aves reproductoras del condado de Santa Bárbara: cinco años después, ¿qué hemos aprendido? La SB Audubon Society recibirá a Adrian O’Loghlen y Mark Holmgren para esta presentación virtual • 7:30-9pm miércoles, 24 de marzo • Enlace de acceso a Zoom (gratis) disponible en https://tinyurl.com/ykx3c6cv The SB Public Library Virtual English Conversation Group: for all English language learners • 4:30-5:30pm Wednesdays. Register (free) at https://tinyurl.com/ybvv72zg Grupo de conversación virtual en inglés de la biblioteca pública de SB: para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles. Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/ybvv72zg

Thursday • jueves 3.25.21 LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Nurturing Know-how Panel: So You Want to Be a Childcare Provider: The SB Public Library will host this webinar to support local child caregivers and aspiring childcare providers • 6-7pm Thursday, March 25th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/yeo5vqe2 Panel de conocimientos sobre la crianza: por lo que desea ser un proveedor de cuidado infantil: La biblioteca pública de SB organizará este seminario web para apoyar a los cuidadores de niños locales y los proveedores de cuidado infantil aspirantes • 6 a 7pm el jueves, 25 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/yeo5vqe2

Friday • viernes


CHILDREN | NIÑOS Storywalk in the Park - Chase Palm Park: The SB Public Library invites you and your family to enjoy activities and Ben Gundersheimer’s book Señorita Mariposa from 2-3:30pm Friday, March 26th at Chase Palm Park. No registration needed, face masks & social distancing required.

de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) en https://tinyurl.com/ygf42nh7 Virtual Diversify Our Narrative Book Club: Hosted by the SB Public Library in collaboration with Diversify Our Narrative Carpinteria, this month’s book is A Very Large Expanse of the Sea by Tahereh Mafi • 3:30-4:30pm Friday, March 26th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/yjzovn7q. Club de lectura virtual de Diversificar nuestra narrativa: Presentado por la Biblioteca Pública de SB en colaboración con Diversify Our Narrative Carpinteria, el libro de este mes es Una gran extensión del mar de Tahereh Mafi • 3:30-4:30pm viernes, 26 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/yjzovn7q.

Saturday • sábado 3.27.21 LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Entomology & Margerum Wine Company: The SB Museum of Natural History will host Margerum Wine Company owner and winemaker Doug Margerum for a live-streamed presentation and wine tasting • 5-6pm Saturday, March 27th • Purchase tickets ($20-$500) https://tinyurl.com/yk4m8qnd. Historia natural del vino, la cerveza y las bebidas espirituosas: Entomología y Margerum Wine Company: El Museo de Historia Natural SB recibirá al propietario y enólogo de Margerum Wine Company, Doug Margerum, para una presentación en vivo y una degustación de vinos • 5-6pm sábado, 27 de marzo • Compra boletos ($20-$500) en https://tinyurl.com/yk4m8qnd.

Sunday • domingo 3.28.21 MUSIC | MÚSICA Concerts@Home: 10am Sundays, Camerata Pacifica streams music & interviews from their video library. View at https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/# Conciertos en casa: a las 10am los domingos, Camerata Pacifica transmite música y entrevistas de su biblioteca de videos. Disfrútalo en https://cameratapacifica.org/concerts-at-home/#

Storywalk en el parque – Parque Chase Palm: La biblioteca pública de SB te invita a ti ya tu familia a disfrutar de actividades y el libro de Ben Gundersheimer, Señorita Mariposa, de 2 a 3:30pm el viernes, 26 de marzo en el Parque Chase Palm. No es necesario registrarse, se requiere cubrebocas y distanciamiento social.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES TED & Joe in the Morning: Misfit Beauty: Join the SB Public Library for this week’s TED & Joe programming, focused on TED Talks related to the theme “Misfit Beauty” • 9:30-10:30am Friday, March 26th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ygf42nh7 TED y Joe por la mañana: belleza inadaptada: Únete a la biblioteca pública de SB para la programación de TED y Joe de esta semana, centrada en las charlas TED relacionadas con el tema “Belleza inadaptada” • 9:30-10:30am viernes, 26

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A Night in New Orleans



with Ashlin Parker, trumpet • Victor Atkins, piano Herlin Riley, drums/vocals • Jason Stewart, bass & Don Vappie, banjo/guitar/vocals




Acclaimed saxophonist Derek Douget and his stellar band bring the traditional sounds of New Orleans jazz into your homes. We invite you to blow the blues away and relish in the music of A Night in New Orleans. Sponsored by the Bentson Foundation, Earl Minnis Presents, the Mithun Foundation and the Whittier Foundation. Special thanks to Laurie, Bill & Kim Kauth, Jack Mithun, Mercedes Millington & Susan Torrey, and Brett & Natalie Hodges. LOBERO THEATRE ENDOWMENT FOR AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC Lobero Live is funded in part by the Events and Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture.

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Community News Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Names New Chief Tribal Operations & Communications Officer VERONICA SANDOVAL has been made the Chief Tribal Operations & Communications Officer for Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Having worked with Chumash Enterprises for the past 26 years, she has shown leadership and dedication. In this position, she will oversee various tribal government programs and departments, such as culture, community development, museum, Chumash Foundation, and more. She will further manage enterprise-wide Public Relations functions in order to help shape the Chumash story as a leader in the areas of entertainment, acquisition, philanthropy, culture, business, and Veronica Sandoval finance. Additionally, she will be responsible for directing global communications and furthering the tribe’s corporate positioning with the press.

Frederick Montgomery Opens New Practice in Downtown SB

Hospice of SB Offers Quality of Life Financial Assistance for Low-Income COVID-19 Positive Individuals



Casa del Herrero Welcomes John Duffy to Board of Trustees JOHN P. DUFFY is the newest member of Casa del Herrero’s Board of Trustees. Currently working as an investment professional and founder of Zen Wealth Consultant Services LLC, Duffy’s past experiences include acting as a business analyst for 3Com, a logistics manager for Occam, and a financial advisor for UBS. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of San Francisco. A firm believer in supporting our community, Duffy previously served as a board member and board president for the Pacific Pride Foundation. In his new role with Casa del Herrero, Duffy will volunteer his time to ensure that the historic house and museum is taken care of and preserved for generations to come. www.casadelherrero.com John Duffy

OR MANY LOCALS, quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19 presents great economic hardship. To support these individuals and their families, Hospice Santa Barbara has partnered with Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics to offer financial support through its Quality of Life Financial Assistance program. Now, they are calling upon the community to help them meet their goal of raising $20,000 for this program. “Imagine complying with CDC guidelines by staying at home while, at the same time, being unable to pay for groceries and other essentials for your family,” reads HSB’s statement. “These are families that have been hardest hit by the pandemic and they’re trying their best to be safe under difficult conditions that none of us could have predicted.” To date, HSB’s Quality of Life Financial Assistance has helped 500 individuals across more than a hundred families. The program provides families with funding so that they can afford essential needs, such as food, medicines, and diapers while they are quarantining and recovering from COVID-19. As demand increases for this program, HSB has set a goal of raising $20,000 to support the program. Individuals can donate by visiting https://tinyurl.com/2e4re7jw.


FREDERICK MONTGOMERY, one of the co-founders of local law firm Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney, LLP, has opened a new practice at 926 Garden Street. A leading figure in the local legal community for over 40 years, Montgomery Frederick Montgomery makes this move following his partners’ decisions to retire or explore other ventures over time. His career has focused on civil litigation, with a special focus for the last 20 years or so on family law involving complex marital dissolutions. Even though he is based in Santa Barbara, Montgomery works for clients across the state and nationwide. Many of his cases have involved high networth individuals, including celebrities and business leaders. Montgomery holds his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. For more information, call (805) 560-0100 or email rick@montgomerylaw.legal.

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Apr - May


Spring Virtual Pack $60 (Includes the seven virtual events slated for Apr - May)

Leading activists, creatives and thinkers confront racism in America, guiding us towards racial equality.

UCSB students: FREE! (Registration required)

Apr 21 / 5 PM Pacific Apr 6 / 5 PM Pacific

Dr. Robert Bullard

Apr 15 / 5 PM Pacific

Allyson Felix

Ranky Tanky

Advocacy and Equality in Sports and in Life

Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

The Quest for Environmental and Racial Justice

May 4 / 5 PM Pacific Apr 30 / 5 PM Pacific

Bryan Stevenson

Apr 29 / 5 PM Pacific

Theaster Gates

Urban Planner, Artist and Activist

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Heather McGhee

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners: Department of Black Studies Center for Black Studies Research Division of Social Sciences Division of Humanities and Fine Arts Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences Division of Student Affairs

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Graduate Division Bren School for Environmental Science & Management College of Creative Studies College of Engineering MultiCultural Center

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May 12 / 5 PM Pacific

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Dialogue Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli Bryan Stevenson Event Sponsors: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli Dr. Robert Bullard presented in association with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, Community Environmental Council, UCSB Bren School for Environmental Science & Management and UCSB Environmental Studies Patrisse Cullors presented as part of UCSB Reads, sponsored by the UCSB Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor with additional support from UCSB Arts & Lectures and a variety of campus and community partners Special Thanks:

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There’s So Much Happening...

Over the Rainbow

For the Birds!

Looking for Some Space?

COLORFUL BALLS have been used to discourage nesting birds during a freeway project in the Summerland-Montecito area. When the work is done, the streamers and inflatables will come down and biologists say the birds, specifically cormorants, will come back.

It was a rainbow finish to a week of colorful winter weather in Santa Barbara. Hail, snow, sleet, ice, rain, thunder, wind, and sunshine. The highlight? GRAUPEL! And a lot of it!


LARGE BUSINESSES SOUGHT to locate into 132,000 square feet in downtown Santa Barbara in the former Macy’s building, vacant since 2017. Owners, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, announced Monday that the structure will be reinvented as office space under the new name “Ortega Building.” The three-story structure is set to provide the largest office floor plates in the downtown area, with more than 40,000-squarefeet available on each level and half-floor suites possible in the 20,000-square-foot range. https://tinyurl.com/3udmy8z4

Community Car Care

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Homeless camps on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara are getting CLEANED UP after weeks of complaints from residents. Later this week, camps along the train tracks will be cleared out. Outreach workers offered assistance to those living in these camps before the cleanups.


First Responders A COMMUNITY CAR CARE project revs up in Goleta and nearby areas. It lowers car maintenance costs, teaches do-it-yourself and team repairs, launches vocational careers, and helps those living in their vehicles. A car show and more repair days are ahead. https://tinyurl.com/4j3tm6s3

A VEHICLE CRASH closed Hwy 101 at Hot Springs Rd. Exit and #1 lane SB Hwy 101 on March 14th. Witness says sedan hit tree and spun out. Debris spread over several lanes. Santa Barbara City fire, AMR, CHP on it. UPDATE: A white Mustang is also now sought with right quarter panel damage that may have also been involved.

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HANGE IS ON THE HORIZON for Paseo Nuevo and the Ortega Building. After remaining vacant for almost four years, it was announced this week that the former Macy’s building is now being marketed as an office space, with special emphasis placed on incoming tech companies. “By offering the Ortega Building for office use we are responding to the evolution of retail and to the needs of the community,” explained Mary Lynn Harms-Romo, Paseo Nuevo’s Senior Marketing Director. “This announcement is part of a longer-term strategy that started with our

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$20+ million redevelopment project two years ago and reflects our ongoing commitment to help revitalize Santa Barbara’s downtown core.” Macy’s resided at 701 State Street from the early 1990s until 2017. After the store closed, the space was acquired by Pacific Retail Capital Partners, which owns the majority of Paseo Nuevo. The Ortega Building offers 132,500 square feet across its three stories, which can be divided into separate suites of about 20,000 square feet. According to Hayes Commercial Group’s marketing brochure, lease terms will range between five to ten years with a lease rate of $3.45 MGR. Currently, Hayes is marketing the space as an ideal office location for various tech companies across the state, pointing to the area’s number of STEM-educated UCSB graduates and the recent arrival of companies like Amazon, Sonos, and Invoca. They are also marketing the ground floor as a more commercial space, reaching out to possible restaurant, retail, and even grocery tenants. “Frankly, there aren’t a lot of tenants in our area looking for 20,000 or 40,000 square feet of office,” said Francois DeJohn, one of the Hayes brokers marketing the site, in a statement. “So we are marketing to companies in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and beyond to consider adding an office location in Santa Barbara.” Harms-Romo echoed these sentiments, voicing that Paseo Nuevo feels a large company tenant would benefit the area by creating new jobs and bringing new customers and innovation to the area.

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Hayes is further attracting potential tenants by emphasizing the Ortega Building’s proximity to local businesses, the beach, and its ability to offer the “largest office floor plates in downtown Santa Barbara.” They have also advertised that tenants will be able to rent parking spaces in the Paseo Nuevo garage. With the area’s former Nordstrom building also being vacant, some conversations on the possibility of including housing within Paseo Nuevo have emerged. However, according to Hayes’ March 15th statement, Pacific Retail’s

architects have decided that the former Macy’s building is not ideal for creating condos or apartment space. “Office is the ‘highest and best use’ for the building, especially the upper two floors,” expressed Greg Bartholomew, another Hayes broker, in the statement. “State Street has more than enough retail space already, and bringing potentially hundreds of office workers to this location every day would really help vitalize the area.”

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OULD IT BE THAT LIKE RIP VAN WINKLE we are coming out of a year long slumber? Are all Santa Barbara’s businesses, entertainment venues, museums, and other tourist attractions yawning and stretching themselves into (almost full) wakefulness? Who could have imagined that exiting the darkness of the dread purple tier into the red zone (normally signaling alarm) could bring such relief and joy. On Tuesday March 16th, just before this goes to print, that transition will have been permitted….at least I hope so, granted graciously by the expanded criteria of the County Public Health Department. Finally! Like a bear waking from a winter’s nap, I’ve taken a peek outside of my cave to see what has transpired in the world during my 12 month slumber. I’m wondering if it has changed completely as I rub the limited perspective of the last months from my eyes. That is not clear as yet, but as County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg confirmed during last Friday’s virtual press conference, “This will bring us new opportunities for business and entertainment venues to open up.” He quickly added a note of caution: “It also presents us with a challenge to continue to be safe and not fall back into another virus surge.” The March 12th announcement was made on the anniversary of the county’s first Coronavirus press conference and provided an opportunity to present the good news that California had reached the two million mark in vaccination dosing. The two million vaccine doses were administered to the most hardhit communities, representing about 25 percent of Salty At The Beach eligible people in California. Seems like there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Speaking of dosing, the last of the two Moderna shots have now been delivered into my arm … at last its done! I’ve washed my cloth masks for continued use, sometimes alone and other times covering a surgical mask, and I stretch the bands for extra security. The still sleepy bear in me remains cautious and is sticking to the recommended guidelines, especially after reading the morning

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news heralding a third surge of COVID-19 in Europe. Dr. Ansorg’s words do resonate especially during this season of Spring Breaks with (hopefully) the economic outlook improving here in Santa Barbara ... not that the late winter and early spring weekends haven’t been absolutely inundated with visitors! Harbor restaurants, along with those all over town, can now open their indoor space at 25 percent capacity. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the Museum of Natural History’s Sea Center on Stearns Wharf may open at limited capacity. Breakfast at the Breakwater Restaurant, inside and out, is always a treat and sitting at the latest harbor eatery, Salty at the Beach on a sunny day is my next new treat. I’m also looking forward to a seat behind the glass in the Ocean Room of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club on a blustery Spring day, surrounded – at a safe distance of six feet – by a happy gang of real live persons whom I’ve missed these lock-down months. Walks along the breakwater remain an absolute necessity for exercise and enjoyment and the flags are now flying with brilliant new colors. All of Stearns Wharf, the Harbor Restaurant, and Moby Dick, now with interior doors open, are there for us to enjoy. Maybe, just maybe, the world won’t have completely changed, but is simply making the necessary accommodations in a potential post COVID environment. Let’s hope we continue to be aware of how important it is for us to help each other by prudent gatherings, staying masked, and exercising caution. So... stay safe, and stay tuned. Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com


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“CONSUMER SENTIMENT ROSE IN EARLY MARCH to its highest level in a year due to the growing number of vaccinations as well as the widely anticipated passage of Biden’s relief measures,” said the University of Michigan sentiment survey. “The gains were widespread across all socioeconomic subgroups and all regions, although the largest monthly gains were concentrated among households in the bottom third of the income distribution as well as those aged 55 or older.” Sentiments are soaring in part because the just passed American Rescue Plan (AMR) will boost the benefits of lower and middle income consumers, raising incomes for the poorest 20 percent of families by an average of 20 percent, according to the Tax Policy Center’s analysis, while top earners would see their income rise less than one percent in an NPR interview. And America can pay for the $1.9 trillion tab because it does not substantially raise the cost of the public debt over the long term if we look at the average annual budget deficit to GDP ratio that hasn’t varied substantially since WWII—the major exceptions being

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the need to finance recoveries from the Great Recession, and now the coronavirus pandemic. The cost of financing public debt has averaged little more than three percent, historically because economic growth that followed that spending brought the public debt back down to manageable levels, whatever interest rates prevailed at the time. Financing the $5 trillion in debt that congress has passed since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic should follow the same trajectory. For example, the new $1.9 trillion from the American Rescue will create seven million new jobs by December, according to the Congressional Budget Office. “Between 1946 and 2019,” says the CBO, “the deficit as a share of GDP has been larger than that only twice. In CBO’s projections, annual deficits relative to the size of the economy generally continue to decline through 2027 before increasing again in the last few years of the projection period, reaching 5.3 percent of GDP in 2030. They exceed their 50-year average of 3.0 percent in each year through 2030.” Predictions of real GDP growth are soaring since the AMR’s passage. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development projects the U.S. economy will grow by 6.5 percent this year, according to NPR. That’s more than twice the growth rate it was projecting in December — thanks in large part to more robust federal aid. And employment is already surging, thanks to the prior pandemic aid packages. The February employment report added 465,000 private payroll jobs, with 355,000 of those jobs in leisure and hospitality — restaurants, hotels, casinos, theaters—all in the service sector. All signs point to a robust recovery, in other words, which is why I don’t see any problem with managing a ‘new’ New Deal spending bill when it benefits so many Americans at a time of our greatest need, the need to recover from a pandemic that has killed more Americans than our combined wars. Harlan Green © 2021 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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Art | Arte Submissions are open for an Earth Day Mural to be displayed on the Paseo Nuevo Arts Terrace Parking Deck, on the exterior wall of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Submit a design through March 31st at https://tinyurl.com/ydkvge5h

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Se están aceptando presentaciones para un Mural del Día de la Tierra que se exhibirá en la plataforma de estacionamiento de la terraza de las artes de Paseo Nuevo, en la pared exterior del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Bárbara. Envía un diseño hasta el 31 de marzo en https://tinyurl.com/ydkvge5h Artist Talk - DJ Javier: The Museum of Contemporary Art SB welcomes artist and designer DJ Javier for a conversation on his artistic practice, social justice work, and more • 6-7pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) • https://tinyurl.com/yblw6xfv Photo cocurtesy of KHN

AMI RONCSKEVITZ HAS ATTENDED TWO ZOOM MEMORIALS FOR HER DAUGHTER, Sarah, a 32-year-old emergency room social worker who died of COVID on May 30th. But she longs to gather Sarah’s friends and family together in one place so they can embrace and mourn together. “It just isn’t the same,” said Roncskevitz. “You feel like your grieving is not complete.” With more than 520,000 in the nation lost to the coronavirus, the United States has millions of people like Roncskevitz whose grief is compounded because families — which, in her case, includes Sarah’s fiancé and two young children — An art exhibit to commemorate health care workers lost to COVID is currently installed have been unable to publicly celebrate the at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Artist Taiji Terasaki worked in collaboration with KHN and The Guardian to contact family lost lives with in-person memorials. members and used their photographs to create long “memorial scrolls” in their honor. Honolulu artist Taiji Terasaki is stepping into that breach with a project to COVID. Cawley let out a primal scream and dropped to the commemorate fallen health care workers. floor, sobbing. Terasaki first projects an image of the deceased onto a This was March 30th, back when COVID tests were scarce, screen of mist droplets. He then photographs several dynamic, hospitals were scrambling to obtain ventilators and masks, and ephemeral portraits of the mist projections, and then prints the U.S. had just passed 3,000 deaths from the disease. these photos onto a long scroll. The effect is a mashup of Cawley’s father, 74-year-old hospital radiologist David traditional kakejiku, or Japanese hanging scrolls, and a gigantic Wolin, was the first person Cawley knew who tested positive filmstrip. for the virus. A month later, Wolin’s wife, Susan, Cawley’s Each scroll is then placed in an inscribed wooden box and stepmother, also succumbed to the disease. can be unfurled for display. Because New York City was under stay-at-home orders, no The effect is bittersweet, said 59-year-old Roncskevitz, who visitors came to comfort Cawley’s grieving family; no one could lives in Benicia, California, and saw the images online. relieve them from the pressures of child care or chores as a friend “I can see her smiling face, but I can also see it evaporating might have done before the pandemic. Cawley recalled that in that picture,” she said. “For me, I feel like it’s representative of about one hour after learning her father had died, she was back Sarah’s body dissipating, and her spirit moving forward.” in the kitchen, blinking back tears as she prepared lunch for her So far, Terasaki has created 15 mist portraits for health care two young children. workers, who include radiologists, janitors, and nurses. The Cawley leaned on her husband for support as she went scrolls can be unfurled up to 20 feet and are currently installed through the logistics of grief throughout 2020, which included in the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los clearing out her father and stepmother’s apartment and lake Angeles, which is closed due to COVID restrictions. But the house. She now wears a ring her father received as a gift, exhibit, called Transcendients: Memorial to Healthcare Workers, and sometimes visits his grave or sits on a park bench that made its world debut virtually on March 13th, along with other the Brooklyn Hospital Center named in his memory. And artwork Terasaki has made to commemorate pandemic heroes. she’s grateful for opportunities to keep his name and image “Transcendient” is Terasaki’s neologism from “transcendent” circulating, especially since her family has yet to organize an inand “transient”; it’s a concept he has used in past exhibits on person memorial. immigration, the U.S. migrant border crisis, and the internment “It’s so great to have people remember him and think of him of Japanese Americans during World War II. and want to honor him,” said 41-year-old Cawley. “I love having At the beginning of the pandemic, Terasaki passed his his name out there and letting people know who he was.” lockdown time cutting photographs and weaving them back Terasaki, 62, has explored death, grieving, and rituals in past together to create pixelated, screen-like images of people who work. The 2017 performance art exhibit Feeding the Immortals had helped others during the pandemic. He posted these works invited the public to bring food that reminded them of a on Instagram every day for 100 days. deceased loved one, and to speak about the person and place the As deaths mounted, he decided to create memorials and food on an altar. came across “Lost on the Frontline,” a collaborative reporting The work was a reaction to the 2016 death of his father, Paul project between KHN and The Guardian. The series features Terasaki, a pioneering organ-transplant scientist who had been short profiles of health care workers who have died of COVID, as detained as a child with his family in an internment camp in well as investigative stories about the lack of personal protective Arizona during World War II. equipment many workers endured as they showed up for work After his father died, Terasaki struggled to connect with during the pandemic. the Christian funeral services organized to remember him and “Who’s sacrificing the most? It’s these health care workers decided to create his own ritual. Even before the pandemic, who are out there risking their lives,” said Terasaki. Terasaki felt that American culture weakly commemorated its Terasaki reached out to KHN to see if he could add to the dead. Now that the pandemic has put a chill on community collaboration with the memorial scrolls, and then set out to death rituals, the lack is even more glaring. contact the families featured in Lost on the Frontline. Terasaki is sending a 7-foot scroll to each family participating Expanding the project to incorporate art is going to widen the project’s reach, said Christina Jewett, KHN’s lead investigative in the art project, in the hope they might unfurl and display reporter for Lost on the Frontline. To date, the team has identified it once a year on the death anniversary. Terasaki also hopes to create small community memorials throughout the U.S. more than 3,500 health care worker deaths caused by COVID “What’s really missing in our culture is the ritual and and is the most comprehensive database to date, as states have ceremony — to really get quiet and reflect and just experience different requirements about recording and reporting these the silence,” he said. “We need to find a space of reverence for the deaths. lost.” Helena Cawley contributed a portrait of her father to Terasaki’s project to keep his memory alive. She recalled Watch a video of the work on YouTube: receiving the news that her father had unexpectedly died of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmiIqhtzhnI

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Charla de Artista - DJ Javier: El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo SB le da la bienvenida al artista y diseñador DJ Javier para una conversación sobre su práctica artística, trabajo de justicia social y más • 6 a 7pm jueves, 18 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/yblw6xfv Michelangelo: The First Modern Artist: Join The SB Museum of Art for this virtual Armchair Travel Lecture with Dr. Rocky Ruggiero • 10:3011:30am Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ydeua5ok Miguel Ángel: el primer artista moderno: Únete al Museo de Arte de SB para esta conferencia “Armchair Travel” virtual con el Dr. Rocky Ruggiero • 10:30-11:30am jueves, 18 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/ydeua5ok Adult Studio Art Workshop - Drawing: In honor of International Women’s Day, The SB Museum of Art will host this virtual workshop based on the work of artist Barbara Kasten • 5-6pm Thursday, March 18th • Register (free) https://tinyurl.com/ycrfm7hg Taller de arte de estudio para adultos - Dibujo: En honor al Día Internacional de la Mujer, el Museo de Arte de SB ofrecerá este taller virtual basado en el trabajo de la artista Barbara Kasten • 5 a 6pm el jueves, 18 de marzo • Regístrate (gratis) https://tinyurl.com/ycrfm7hg The SB Maritime Museum is reopening its indoors exhibit area on Thursday, March 18th! Thursday and Friday open hours reserved for Museum members, volunteers, and donors from March 18th-31st. Members of the public welcomed Saturday and Sundays through March 31st. Learn more https://sbmm.org El Museo Marítimo de SB abrirá sus exposiciones interiores el jueves, 18 de marzo. Los jueves y viernes estarán reservados para Miembros del museo, voluntarios y donantes del 18 al 31 de marzo. Los miembros del público son bienvenidos los sábados y domingos hasta el 31 de marzo. Para más información visita https://sbmm.org Adult Studio Workshop - Watercolor Painting: Join the SB Museum of Art for this free, online workshop inspired by George Rickey’s Study of Drapery (1978) • 5-6pm Sunday, March 21st • Register https://tinyurl.com/yame45dg Taller de estudio para adultos - Pintura de acuarela: Únete al Museo de Arte SB para este taller en línea gratuito inspirado en el Estudio de cortinas de George Rickey (1978) • 5-6pm domingo, 21 de marzo • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/yame45dg Art Through the Window: A virtual Conversation with Holli Harmon & Nicole Strasburg: Learn about the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature’s newest exhibits from the artists themselves • 4-5pm Wednesday, March 24th • Register (suggested $5 donation) https://tinyurl.com/yczx7fo8 Arte a través de la ventana: una conversación virtual con Holli Harmon y Nicole Strasburg: Aprende sobre las exhibiciones más recientes del Museo de Arte y Naturaleza Wildling de los propios artistas • 4-5pm miércoles, 24 de marzo • Regístrate (donación sugerida de $5) https://tinyurl.com/yczx7fo8 Adult Studio Workshop - Watercolor Painting: Join the SB Museum of Art for this free, online workshop inspired by George Rickey’s Study of Drapery (1978) • 10-11am Saturday, March 27th • Register https://tinyurl.com/ygfxgmye. Taller de estudio para adultos - Pintura de acuarela: Únete al Museo de Arte de SB para este taller en línea gratuito inspirado en el Estudio de cortinas (1978) de George Rickey • 10-11am sábado, 27 de marzo • Regístrate https://tinyurl.com/ygfxgmye. Registration is open for Cor Art Classes - Workshops for the Human Spirit offered by the Community Arts Workshop. Classes begin April 11th, and class fees are subsidized for all with scholarships available. Register www.sbcaw.org/classes Las inscripciones están abiertas para las clases de Cor Art - Talleres para el Espíritu Humano ofrecido por el Community Arts Workshop. Las clases comienzan el 11 de abril, y las tarifas de las clases están subvencionadas para todos con becas disponibles. Regístrate www.sbcaw.org/classes

March 19, 2021

Young Women Making History



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By Daisy Scott / VOICE

BSERVING NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH IS NOT STRICTLY LIMITED TO MOMENTS OF REFLECTION AND REMEMBRANCE. Rather, it is an opportunity for us to honor our past by examining current events and the voices that are shaping our future. Among these voices are a generation of young women who are standing up across our nation and the world to call for change, equity, and compassion. In doing so, they not only inspire their peers, but work to make members of older generations aware of the issues that still require addressing. One of the best known members of this generation is Greta Thunberg, an 18 years old environmental activist from Sweden. She began calling for action against the climate crisis in 2018, when she skipped school one day to protest on behalf of the planet in front of the Swedish parliament building. Since then, her “School Strikes for Climate” have gained international recognition, with thousands of people all over the world participating in their own weekly strikes. In 2019, she addressed the United Nations Climate Conference, travelling to New York via a racing yacht to Greta Thunberg avoid the high carbon emissions of flying. The same year, “Adults keep saying: ‘we owe it to she was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and the young people to give them was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She continues hope....But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want to call for holding governments, corporations, and you to panic. I want you to feel the organizations accountable for their climate policies. fear I feel every day. And then I want Thunberg lends a voice to the millions of young you to act. I want you to act as you people who are terrified for Earth’s future. Having openly would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” acknowledged her Asperger Syndrome as a gift, her voice has inspired people from all walks of life to protect our planet. However, Thunberg doesn’t want to only inspire. “Adults keep saying: ‘we owe it to the young people to give them hope,’” said Thunberg at the 2019 World Economic Forum. “But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” Another young woman who has stepped onto the international stage is Malala Yousafzai. Born in Pakistan, her town was taken over by the Taliban in 2008, and forbade local girls attend school. Yousafzai, who was then eleven years old, spoke against this, blogging for the BBC and calling for women’s educational rights. In 2012, a masked gunman shot her Malala Yousafzai in the left side of head in an attempt to silence her and “No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side her activism. by side with men.” She and her family moved to England, where she recovered and continued her work as a women’s education activist by starting the Malala Fund, which supports opportunities for girls’ education. In 2014, Yousafzai became the youngest person in history to become a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. This past June, at 23 years old, Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University. She reminds us that the international fight for women’s equity and educational rights are far from over. According to her organization’s website, close to 130 million girls are currently excluded from school worldwide. “No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men,” wrote Yousafzai in her 2013 book I Am Malala. “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” In the United States, 21 years-old actress and activist Yara Shahidi continues to stress the importance of empowering young people, representation, and voting. Having begun her acting career as a child, she currently stars in the television series Black-ish and Grown-ish, which explore issues of race, class, and the experience of Black women in America. In 2018, Shahidi founded Eighteenx18, which encourages youth voter registration and political engagement. To further important conversations, she Yara Shahidi “I come from a lineage of entertainers has also created “Yara’s Club” in partnership with the who put their careers on the line Young Women’s Leadership Schools in New York, which to speak about politics... I wouldn’t offers high school students the chance to virtually meet be here if it weren’t for the Harry twice a month to talk about the issues that matter to Belafontes and Eartha Kitts, the Sidney Poitiers and many others them. who jeopardised their careers and Shahidi and her work emphasizes the value of combined their art with their activism. unapologetically staying true to yourself and standing I feel an immense privilege to be able up for causes you believe in. to do the same.”

Amariyanna Copeny “I learned that when there isn’t a seat at the table for you, to pull a chair anyways then stand on it and use a megaphone till they give you a spot at the table.”

“I come from a lineage of entertainers who put their careers on the line to speak about politics...” Shahidi said in a 2019 interview with The Guardian. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the Harry Belafontes and Eartha Kitts, the Sidney Poitiers and many others who jeopardised their careers and combined their art with their activism. I feel an immense privilege to be able to do the same.” One of the young women Shahidi works with through Eighteenx18 is Amariyanna Copeny, who called national attention to the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan by writing to President Obama in 2016. Now 13 years old, she has continued to speak out against environmental racism, state negligence, and raise funds to support her community. Currently, Copeny is working with the company Hydroviv to produce and distribute a water filter for individuals who do not have access to clean water, already having raised more than $400,000. Beyond this, she also works with anti-bullying group Trendsetters Productions and the Michigan Department of Education Anti-Racism

Student Advisory Council. Copeny’s consistent dedication and vocal activism is a reminder that regardless of age, young women can and will enact change. “I learned that when there isn’t a seat at the table for you, to pull a chair anyways then stand on it and use a megaphone till they give you a spot at the table,” Copeny told the 2018 Social Good Summit. Understanding the impact representation has on young readers, 16 year-old Marley Dias has made it her mission to collect and donate as many children’s books featuring Black, female protagonists as possible. She began her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign in 2015, which quickly gained international recognition and has Marley Dias “My advice for other young activists is gathered 13,000 books to date. to think about how they can use their Dias published her own book in 2018 titled passions and interests to help others.” Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!, and became the youngest person on the infamous Forbes “30 Under 30” list. Just earlier this month, she hosted the virtual Rebel Girls Fest: Adventure Awaits event, which aimed to inspire and celebrate young girls everywhere. Her work highlights the importance of ensuring that all girls are represented in our society’s media and literature. “My advice for other young activists is to think about how they can use their passions and interests to help others,” Dias said in a Refinery29 interview earlier this month. Most recently, the nation was compelled by the words of Amanda Gorman, who became history’s youngest inaugural poet when she read The Hill We Climb at President Biden’s inauguration. Having grown up in Los Angeles, the 23 year-old’s poetry speaks to topics such as race, climate change, feminism, the need to combat oppression, and the importance of acceptance. In 2017, Gorman became the first National Youth Poet Laureate. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Edit, and she has performed at prominent venues such as the White House, the Amanda Gorman Lincoln Center, and the Library of Congress. She will If we merge mercy with might, publish two books this fall, including a children’s book and might with right, then love becomes our legacy, intended to motivate young readers to change the and change our children’s birthright world. Her words not only show that poetry and the arts hold great power in inspiring change, but emphasize the need for the rising generation to act as well as listen. Gorman said it best during her January 20th reading, proudly declaring: “We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation, because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation. Our blunders become their burdens. But one thing is certain, If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy, and change our children’s birthright.”


At the Center of Santa Barbara’s Cultural Conversation | www.VoiceSB.com

March 19, 2021

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

Cynthia Martin Contemporary Art

HOSPICE OF SB, LEIGH BLOCK GALLERY: 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, #100 • Mo-Fr 9-5, By Appt • 805-563-8820 INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State St • 805-962-6444 JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Cent American & European Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appts Suggested • 805-962-8347 JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB • 805-957-1115

East Valley I www.roeannewhite.com roeannewhite.com 10 WEST GALLERY: Spring 2021 ~ May 16 • 10 W Anapamu • Fri-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Impossible Objects: Screen Prints by Ed Lister ~ May 6• 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: On-line: Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; & more • 805-893-2951 • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap ATKINSON GALLERY @ SBCC: Muna Malik: Blessing of the Boats ~ May 2021 (outside) • http://gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 CASA DE LA GUERRA • 805-965-0093

805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

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CASA DOLORES: 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org • 805-963-1032

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: 15 W Gutierrez St • 805-963-1157 • www.elizabethgordongallery.com


EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: www.sbthp.org/presidio • 805-965-0093

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Selections from the Don Reitz Collection • 805-565-CLAY • By appt • www.claystudiosb.org/current-exhibitions/ • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd, Goleta COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu • By Appt • 805-570-9863 CORRIDAN GALLERY: CA Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CYPRESS GALLERY: • 119 E Cypress Ave • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org DISTINCTIVE FRAMING N’ ART: 1333 State St • Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10-4:30 • 805-882-2108 • www.distinctiveframingnart.com

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM • 805-686-1211 • www.elverhoj.org GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn & Marie Arnold: California Abstract Landscapes • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Color & Light: Neil Andersson & Vicki Andersen ~ Mar 29 • 2920 Grand Ave, LO • Thur-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517 GOLETA VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION: Picassos for Peanuts ~ March 31 • (online) www .thegoletavalleyartassociation.org GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: El Corazón de Goleta by Barbara Eberhart • 55679 Hollister • www.thegvcc.org


Kerry Methner www.TheTouchofStone.com


10 WEST GALLERY 10westgallery.com director@10westgallery.com

Ralph Waterhouse

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700

Waterhouse Gallery

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: La Cumbre Plaza • Wed-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: Schock, Snyder, Sparks, and Speirs • By appt • 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195 LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Through the Lens Exhibit ~ Apr 11 (virtual) • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Summer in Winter ~ March 28 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Tu-Sat 10-6 • 805-963-1411 MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column ~ Mar 31-Jul 31 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: Expressions


A. Michael Marzolla

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La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com

of Love (virtual) • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673 PORTICO GALLERY: Notable CA & national artists • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Thur-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com RUTH ELLEN HOAG FINE ART @ GRAYSPACE: Pairings • 219 Gray Av • Sat 12-5, or appt • 805-689-0858 • www.grayspaceart.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Juxtapose online exhibit • Artists with Disabilities • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Thurs-Sun 11-5 • 805-884-1938 SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: John Wullbrandt 2021 • 1321 State St • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 12-5; Sun 12-4 • 805-845-4270 •

805-689-0858 • www.RuthEllenHoag.com

Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara

Original Oil Painting by


Ruth Ellen Hoag Fine Art at GraySpace


Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve

March 19, 2021


Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com


By Daisy Scott / VOICE

inger by the windows the next time you walk by the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature. Inside, local artists Nicole Strasburg and Holli Harmon have created two innovative art installations that can be enjoyed from the outside-in during the museum’s COVID-19 mandated closure: Wintering: A Fox Tale, by Strasburg and The Nature of Clouds by Harmon. The artists will discuss their creative processes in an upcoming virtual talk, Art Through the Window, on March 24th from 4 to 5pm. Both artists have personal connections to the Museum, which exhibited their project The River’s Journey: One year, Six Artists, Ninety-two Miles, in 2018. They now sit on the museum’s Exhibition Committee. “I believe art is important in every community,” shared Strasburg. “Like nature, I think art opens us, it’s a place to explore and ask questions, it stretches the mind and calms the spirit. The Wildling, in its mission of inspiring the community through exhibitions to value and conserve wildlife and natural areas highlights two topics that mean a lot to me and I’m thrilled to be part of their success.” Strasburg grew up in Santa Barbara and draws inspiration from the area’s natural beauty. An active member of the arts community, she is a Westmont Art Council member and a past President of Santa Barbara Printmakers. She is represented by Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery and the Sundance Catalog. Her installation, Wintering: A Fox Tale, gracefully covers the Wildling Museum’s front windows with papercut

Nicole Strasburg and a pane of her installation Wintering: A Fox Tale

silhouettes of a fox exploring, enjoying, and ultimately sleeping amidst a wintry landscape. Each of the silhouettes is backlit with alternating LED lights, breathing colorful life into the exhibit each night. Strasburg shared that her inspiration came after reading Wintering - The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May, which examines feelings that accompany personal interruptions to everyday life. She connected these ideas to the ongoing pandemic, and how the Wildling Museum is continuing to function during its current closure. “A story of a fox heading home, through the forest to his den under the root of a tree for hibernation seemed like a good metaphor for the wintering state the museum now finds itself in,” she explained. “I had recently painted some small images of foxes leaping and the museum mascot happens to be a fox.” Through the museum’s Tower Gallery windows, pedestrians can see Harmon’s The Nature of Clouds installation. Consisting of handcrafted clouds, crystals, and living kokedama moss balls, it presents a fully airborne biome. Underneath, a mirror-adorned eucalyptus tree stump representing a puddle reflects this topsyturvy sky. “What I was kind of feeling is I’ve turned the world upside down,” explained Harmon. “Usually you think of plants being really rooted into the earth, but here they’re suspended and they’re floating in the sky. Rain is never a solid — unless it comes down as snow, ice, but it’s usually always in motion — and the crystals are this solid, hard surface and they’re suspended in time. So everything is the inverse of what you normally think of in the water cycle.” Once the museum reopens, visitors will be able to fully appreciate the exhibit’s multisensory experience, enjoying its sweet-smelling plants and noise machine that emits natural, water-based sounds. Having lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years, Harmon believes in supporting local organizations. A past President of the Westmont Art Council, she has also displayed her work at the Westmont RidleyTree Museum of Art, Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, and Sullivan Goss. This installation is a testament to her

Photograph of Harmon by Kerrie Smith / of The Nature of Clouds by George Rose

Through the Windows at the Wildling Museum

Holli Harmon and her installation The Nature of Clouds

passion for clouds, with their intangible and almost magical quality as the water cycle’s highest point. Her addition of the kokedama balls fully reflects the cycle’s process, and was inspired by her gardening during the pandemic. Harmon hopes that this exhibit brings people wonder, peace, and joy in their connection with nature, in addition to drawing attention to the museum itself. “All of our museums have taken a big hit over this last year with COVID, and if you can, please join as a member and still support them even if they are closed,” Harmon urged. To register for the artists’ talk, (suggested $5 donation per registration) visit https://wildlingmuseum.org/news/2021-art-through-thewindow. Harmon and Strasburg are also currently curating and installing a new exhibit called Bio/Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature. For more on the museum, visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.

Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations, continued GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES

www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Paper ~ Apr 2nd • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 SB BOTANIC GARDEN: 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur noon-5, Fri noon-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Re-opening 3/18/21 with four new exhibitions • Thurs-Sun 10-5 (members only Thu & Fri thru 3/31) • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404 SB MUSEUM OF ART: Online: SmallFormat American Paintings from the Permanent Collection • In the Meanwhile...Recent Acquisitions

of Contemporary Art • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Ooutdoor exhibits open, RSVP required. www.sbnature.org • 805-682-4711 SANTA BARBARA VISUAL ARTISTS: Spring Virtual Exhibition ~ Spring • www.sbvisualartists.com/spring-virtual-gallery.html SILO 118: www.silo118.com SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: www.slingshotart.org • 805-770-3878. SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: Contemporary & Vintage Art • 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322 • www.solvangantiques.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: Winter Salon ~ Mar 22; Pattern Recognition ~ Mar 29; Real Women ~ Apr 26 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: www.santaynezmuseum.org • 805-688-7889 UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524 WATERHOUSE GALLERY: New Paintings by Steve Curry & Rick Garcia • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4

Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: On-Line: Making A Fine Impression; Adjacent: Westmont Graduate Exhibition 2020; & more • 805-565-6162 • www.westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: Art Through the Window: Holli Harmon and Nicole Strasburg • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org ZFOLIO GALLERY, SOLVANG: Pas de Deux ~ Feb 28 • 1685 Copenhagen Dr • 10:30-5:30 daily • 805-693-8480 • www.zfolio.com

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March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

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March 19, 2021

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Medieval Studies Annual Colloquium:

Global/Premodern/Race MAR

21 SUN

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST Register via email by March 19: global.premodern.race@gmail.com

This symposium brings together scholars working in Iberian, Middle Eastern, and Medieval Studies to engage in a critical discussion concerning race—reevaluating both its utility as a category of analysis in the premodern world and how it has structured medieval and early modern studies as academic fields.

Participants include: PAMELA PATTON (Art History, Princeton University) M. LINDSAY KAPLAN (English, Georgetown University) HANNAH BARKER (History, Arizona State University) MOHAMAD BALLAN (History, SUNY Stonybrook) AMBEREEN DADABHOY (Literature, Harvey Mudd College) JOSH COHEN (Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University) ABDULHAMIT ARVAS (English, University of Pennsylvania) TERENCE KEEL (African American Studies & Institute for Society and Genetics, UCLA) KATHY LAVEZZO (English, University of Iowa)

Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; Medieval Studies; Early Modern Center, English Department; Center for Middle Eastern Studies; College of Letters & Science; History Department; and Latin American and Iberian Studies www.ihc.ucsb.edu


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