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Police arrested a man suspected of hitting a woman over the head with a wine bottle and stealing a store clerk’s wallet in two separate robberies.

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With the number of green jobs expected to soar in the coming years, Santa Barbara High School is looking to dramatically increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Santa Barbara School districts is poised to launch a new Green Technology class this to spring semester. The pilot class will study already approved courses, but apply more practical teaching methods. Essentially, the class will be hands on, aimed at students who learn better by rolling up their sleeves and doing the work.

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Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect who allegedly killed six people and wounded 14 in Arizona, appeared in court yesterday. Lois Capps offered her prayers for the bereft familes and for Represenative Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery.

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With money tight, Santa Barbara leaders consider options for building a new police station

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Two months after Santa Barbara County voters overwhelmingly rejected a tax to build a new jail, the city of Santa Barbara finds itself in a politically volatile situation. Should officials gamble and ask tax-weary voters to pay for new police department digs, at a cost of as much as $54 million? It’s a decision faced by a council currently confronting a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall. Officials even face the possibility of seeing the end of its redevelopment agency, which has been key to the creation of Santa Barbara’s beautiful and successful downtown. The Santa Barbara City Council held a special meeting on Monday to review options for building a new police department building. Although the façade of the Figueroa Street building

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was updated in 2006, behind the scenes, the building is falling apart. “The vast majority of people in this community have no idea just how terrible it is,” Francisco said. “I think a lot of them would be shocked or even ashamed if they did see it.” Built in 1959, the station is home to 200 police officers. But the plumbing, electrics, heating, ventilation and See STATION, page 3

Associate Superintendent for Education Robin Sawaske said the districts’ target students often have a hard time finding motivation to take these courses, and that the new curriculum will help them with that. “They don’t understand or they haven’t been given a reason to learn it,” Sawaske said. A more hands-on experience, she said, will “give them a connection to real life, a reason for taking those math and science courses.” The School Board will vote on the program, which costs about $53,000, at tonight’s school board meeting. A group of teachers and administrators at the school formed the new program, which will embody a science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or, STEM, curriculum. They wish to See SCIENCE, page 2


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Arizona shooting suspect in court A troubled 22-year-old college dropout made his first court appearance on Monday on five federal charges, including the attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who remained in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head. His hands manacled together, Jared Lee Loughner said in a strong voice he understood the charges against him involving a shooting spree in Tucson on Saturday that left six people dead and 14 others wounded. The bloody rampage -- at an event Giffords hosted for constituents -- has fueled debate about whether heated rhetoric seen in recent political campaigns can lead to violence. President Barack Obama, who stressed unity after the shootings, plans to go to Arizona on Wednesday to attend a memorial service for the dead, who included a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl and one of Giffords' young aides. Last year, Giffords had warned that

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“My thoughts and prayers are with Gabby, her family, and all of the innocent people affected by this terrible tragedy. Gabby is a dedicated public servant, and I am so thankful for the warm friendship we share. She has proven herself to be a courageous fighter on behalf of her constituents, and I hope and pray for her swift recovery.”

angry campaign talk had prompted violent threats against her and vandalism at her office. A police mug shot taken of Loughner after his arrest and released on Monday shows the accused killer, who faces a possible death sentence, smiling broadly. At his court appearance, Loughner's lawyer waived a detention hearing. Federal Magistrate Judge Lawrence Anderson ordered Loughner held, call-

ing him a danger to the community. The judge scheduled a January 24 preliminary hearing. Having survived a shot to the head at point-blank range, Giffords, a popular 40-year-old Democrat, remained in critical condition at a Tucson hospital. Doctors said there was no increased swelling of her brain and she continued to respond to simple commands such as squeezing a finger and wiggling her toes. "There have been no complications," Dr. Peter Rhee of University Medical Center in Tucson told the PBS program "Newshour." "We're happy with where we are. But we have to give her some time to see how she's going to do." A single bullet passed through her brain on the left side, hitting an area that controls speech. The extent of brain damage she may have suffered is uncertain, doctors said. At the White House, Obama mourned the dead.

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DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT A man who allegedly hit a woman over the head with a wine bottle and stole the wallet of a store clerk in two separate robberies, was arrested Monday by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities took 20-year-old Roberto Olaf Cortez into custody for alleged robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, among other suspected charges. Sheriff’s deputies allege that around 2:30 a.m. Cortez demanded that a clerk collecting shopping carts at Turnpike

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CVS store hand over his wallet. The clerk refused, but Cortez chased him. After the store employee fell to the ground, Cortez allegedly swiped the wallet from his pocket. The clerk had no money in his wallet. Cortez fled the scene, authorities said, in an old pickup truck. Sheriff’s deputies found a vehicle that matched the description racing up Hollister Avenue, before turning into the Costco parking lot. Authorities arrested Cortez, who they also suspect stole the pickup truck

a success. The proposal also promotes a “unique and special community” as a great motivator for student success, which will be upheld by “creating a core set of courses that support strong bonds between Green Academy students, teachers, and collaborators.” Initially, students enrolled in the program will share an introductory course, and later be able to aim towards a specific area within the field. In their senior year, they will once again take unifying courses and work on collaborative projects among all levels in the program. “I think it’s an interesting and cre-

that he was driving. From there, authorities linked Cortez to a similar incident that occurred about 11:15 p.m. the night before outside the Vons store in Montecito. The suspect alleged approached a 22-year-old woman, hit her over the head with a bottle of wine, and attempted to take her purse, authorities said. The victim is expected to live. As of late Monday night, Cortez was still in county jail, under $250,000 bail.

ative way to engage students,” board member Monique Limon said. “It’s a great idea that we are looking forward to exploring.” Students will be offered courses such as Green Technology, Industrial Physics, Green Engineering and Energy Technology, Green Chemistry, as well as Projects in Sustainability, which will involve comprehensive research of environmental issues and a presentation of possible solutions. In addition to the $53,000 to get the program running, the program has support from PacTIN, and the school’s Education Foundation.

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FROM PAGE 1 air condition systems are all out of date. Renovations are difficult because the building operates 24-hours a day, year round. “For the last 10 years the approach has been to take incremental improvements,” said Assistant City Administrator Paul Casey. The issue reached a tipping point in 2007 when the City directed staff to look at renovating the aging men’s locker room. Plumbing and ventilation issues turned up, as well outdated building codes for fire and earthquake safety. The cost of the renovations would also require the building to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A recent study also showed that almost half the rooms at the station contain significant amounts of asbestos. The asbestos are not currently a danger, but any work on the building would release the toxins into the air. Despite the necessity of building a new station, Casey said it would be a difficult undertaking in the current economic climate. “It’s not a great subject because we don’t have great answers,” Casey said. City officials presented three options

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for the station. The first would be to make seismic renovations on the existing 24,000-square-feet building along with plumbing, mechanical, security and electric upgrades. It would cost an estimated $26 million. The second option would perform the same renovations on the front section of the building, demolish the back portion and replace it with a new 30,000-squarefeet building as well as a 107 space parking structure. This would preserve the current department’s façade while bringing the building up to code. However, it has the heftiest price tag at $54 million. The third option would demolish the entire building and build a new 40,000square-feet building in its place with a 107 space parking garage. This option is slightly cheaper, coming in at $47.6 million as construction costs are less predictable when working around an existing structure. Option 3 had the most support among both the staff and council. “If we’re going to go into this, we might as well do something we can use and reuse for the next 50 years,” Council member Dale Francisco said. City Council members had toured the station and all were in agreement that something needed to be done. “It was an embarrassing shock to take

that tour,” said Councilmember Harwood “Bendy” White. “It is so far behind so many of our other facilities.” While in agreement on the need for a new station, the council still had to deal with the controversial issue of how to pay for it. The future of the Redevelopment Agency is a mystery. Voter approval methods such as a bond or a temporary sales tax were considered. However the council members were all too aware of Measure S, a halfcent sales tax increase for a county jail that failed to pass in November. Francisco suggested that a tax might be the answer. “Educating the community to why the police building as it exists is so terrible and what needs to be done, I think that’s an easier problem than [Sheriff] Bill Brown had with Measure S,” Francisco said. The council didn’t make a final decision, but Mayor Helene Schneider agreed that raising awareness of the issue may be the best solution regardless of whether a ballot initiative is proposed. “If we can find some way to raise community awareness of what the problem is, people can actually see it for themselves.” Schneider said. “Then maybe some other ideas from the public or private sector might come up.”

“Of course, as a coach I love the fact she has strength, speed, endurance and skills,” Carelton added. “What I appreciate the most about Kelsey is the reason she won this award, that she may be a beast on the field, but she is never beastly. She’s unfailingly polite. She is encouraging of her teammates. She always demonstrates good sportsmanship.” Drain was the recipiDRAIN ent of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Awards, which is presented to a high school junior athlete who exemplifies sportsmanship, leadership, great work ethic and great character. The legendary Womble was on hand to see Drain accept the award. “Her hard work and determination are infectious and she encourages everybody around her to be better,” presenter Dave Pintard said of Drain, who also runs cross country and competes on the track team.

Carleton noted that Drain is her fourth Womble Award-winning soccer player in the last five years. “I’m honored that women of good moral character choose to play soccer at Carpinteria High School. It’s really impressive.” Drain possesses an impressive 4.71 grade-point average and is the regional vice president of the Future Farmers of America. Sal Rodriguez, a legendary figure in local basketball and the sports community as the longtime director of the Goleta Boys and Girls Club, also recalled a young kid he watched grow into successful adult. The kid was Omel Nieves, who started playing basketball at the Boys & Girls Club, went on to play for the San Marcos Runnin’ Royals of 1981 and then played collegiately at SBCC and Fresno State before becoming an attorney. Rodriguez, the boys basketball coach at Laguna Blanca, said Nieves called last week to tell him he was going to be inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic See SPORTS, page 4

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It was a day of reminiscing for a few coaches who were paying tribute to current and former athletes and other coaches present at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Press Luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Carpinteria girls soccer coach Lucy Carleton fondly remembered when junior defender Kelsey Drain was playing on her youth soccer team. “It’s been my pleasure to coach her since she’s this big,” Carleton said as she positioned her right hand about waist high, “and she used to give me hugs on my legs.” Now, Drain is considered a “beast” for her toughness and all-around solid play for the Warriors on the soccer pitch. “The girls mean this as a high compliment, that she is a force of nature,” Carleton explained. “She is someone to be reckoned with. Last year one of the seniors on the team, a very fine athlete herself, gave this sophomore the nickname ‘Ironwoman’ because she is just a tough-as-nails defender.

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Brown proposes state budget cuts

California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a budget on Monday that included "painful" cuts to state worker pay and social services and a plan to extend tax increases as the most populous U.S. state struggles to close a $25.4 billion deficit. Brown, a 72-year-old Democrat who last week began his third term as governor 28 years after wrapping up his second term, faces a tough campaign to win approval of his budget plan from the Golden State's fractious legislature. Brown's proposed cuts, like those of his predecessor, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, come in response to a steep drop in the state's coffers in the wake of a crippling housing market crash and recession that roiled financial markets and sent unemployment into the double digits. "It's going to be difficult," said Ken Naehu, managing director at Bel Air Investment Advisors. "But he's been there before so he knows what to expect, and he's got a fighting chance to be successful." Brown said he would ask lawmakers to support a ballot measure to extend temporary tax increases that expire this year. He plans to campaign vigorously for the measure and is hopeful voters will endorse it in light of even deeper spending cuts if they reject it. He ruled out borrowing to help balance the state's books. "It's better to take our medicine now," he told reporters while unveiling his budget plan.

Calif. gang leader gets 30 years

The reputed kingpin of a notorious Southern California street gang arrested in the largest U.S. anti-gang sweep on record was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for an array of drugtrafficking offenses. George Manuel Flores, also known by the street name "Boxer," was the principal defendant named in a massive racketeering indictment at the heart of a 2009 government investigation dubbed "Operation Knock Out." The case led to the arrest of about 170 suspected members and associates of a gang that had operated for decades in and around the community of Hawaiian Gardens, a small, working-class city near the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties. The initial series of raids in May 2009, in which federal agents rounded up 88 people linked to the Barrio Hawaiian Gardens enterprise, remains the largest gang sweep ever by federal authorities, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. Prosecutors described Flores, 43, as a longtime member of the gang, which called itself Barrio Hawaiian Gardens, and a sometime "shot-caller" who was able to issue orders to other gang members and collect "taxes" from drug dealers.

FROM PAGE 3 Round Table Hall of Fame. “He’s all excited,” Rodriguez said. “I want to thank you guys for that, because this guy is really excited. I knew him as a little kid, when he was 5-years old.” Rodriguez’s memories of Nieves, gave Westmont coach John Moore reason to pause and reflect on how much Rodriguez has done for basketball in the community “There’s no greater guy in terms of basketball in this town in the last 40 years than Sal Rodriguez,” Moore said. “Omel Nieves, Jon Korfas, Gerry Karczewski, my assistant coach Jeff Azain all started (playing basketball at the Boys & Girls Club) when they were about this high,” positioning his hand about waist high. Those players were part of the Runnin’ Royals team that, 30 years ago, was undefeated all the way to the CIF 4-A Final and lost by three to Long Beach Poly. UCSB men's basketball: Assistant coach David Campbell said the Gauchos could use some "Womble magic" and hoped he could attend Thursday's game against UC Irvine. UCSB is coming off a win at UC Davis and a last-second loss at Pacific. "We're a little disappointed because we thought we were in position to win two games to put us back into the upper echelon of the league. Without Jamie Serna and Kyle Boswell, it would be such a positive trip to win two games on arguably our toughest road trip of the year minus two starters." Santa Barbara water polo: Coach Mark Walsh said the future of the program is bright with sophomore sisters Madeline and Sophie Trabucco. Madeline Trabucco played huge in the cage in a 6-5 loss at No. 1 and top-

ranked Dos Pueblos last week. She made 16 saves in the game. “She was pelted by shots all game long. She allowed only six goals to help keep us in the game,” said Walsh. The coach said Sophie is one of the team’s best defenders and has one of the best shots. Walsh announced that this weekend Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos are cohosting the 12th annual girls water polo Tournament of Champions, featuring many of the top teams in California. Dos Pueblos is the defending champion and No. 1 seed. San Marcos boys basketball: Head coach Jarrod Bradley marveled at how Athlete of the Week Christian Mkpado has improved his game. “He’s big and strong, but his improvement the past year has been tremendous,” said Bradley. Mkpado leads the Royals in scoring (14 ppg), free throw attempts and makes, and taking charges. Bradley introduced assistant coach Oliver Wheeler and credits him with helping the Royals improve in the mental aspect of the game. “He’s been instrumental in many players growing up in Santa Barbara, like Shantay Legans and Roberto Nelson. He’s the best psychological coach I know in Santa Barbara. He understands how to help players develop their strengths, improve their weaknesses, but, more importantly, get mentally ready to play.” Santa Barbara High girls basketball: After coming from behind to post a rare win at Buena, Dons coach Andrew Butcher said people asked him if they expected to win. “We all said no.” That was followed by, ‘Did you think you could win?’ We all lied and said yes.” Butcher said his team learned three things after the Buena win: “If you play the game correctly in whatever sport you play, you can compete with anyone.

“We also learned if you play the game correctly and beat a good team, maybe the next few games you won’t really show up because you think you’re pretty good.” Butcher also noted that freshman Desirea Coleman is a player to watch in the future. Westmont men’s basketball: In addition to praising Rodriguez, coach John Moore recognized Ron Mulder as one of the most influential basketball people in the community. He said Mulder holds the distinction of having the best winning percentage (54-18, .763) of any coach in Westmont history, including legendary Chet Kammerer, who was Moore’s coach. “I strive to be the coach that Chet and Ron were,” said Moore. Mulder is the grandfather of Mkpado the male athlete of the week.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Christian Mkpado, San Marcos basketball — He scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 63-54 Channel League home win over Buena. He scored 19 points in second as the Royals broke a halftime time. Mkpado MKPADO leads the team in scoring with 14 points a game and is second in rebounding with 7 per game. Erin Ristig, Dos Pueblo soccer — She scored twice in a 5-2 win over Santa Barbara and tallied two goals in a 4-0 win over Ventura. Dos Pueblos is off to its best start in years at 13-3-0. The Chargers play a huge game against perennial league champion Buena on Tuesday. RISTIG


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HERE ARE THE WINNERS of the SantaBarbara.com Restaurant Guide online poll that started last Thanksgiving and ended on New Years Eve. The results will be displayed online throughout 2011. Survey participants considered 115 different food & drink categories. New categories include: "Power Lunch," "Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant," "Best Summerland Restaurant," "Best Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant," "Best Place for Soup," "Best Fresh Fish Market," and "Best Supermarket." Winners of three or more awards (including first place or finalist) are: Fresco Café (6), bouchon (5), Harry Plaza Café (5), Brophy Bros. (4), Ca' Dario (4), Natural Cafe (4), Opal (4), Arch Rock Fish (3), Cajun Kitchen (3), Cava (3), Hollister Brewing Co. (3), Joe's Cafe (3), Lazy Acres (3), Los Agaves (3) and Tonic (3). New restaurants that received awards include: Arch Rock Fish, The Blue Owl at Zen Yai, Kogilicious, Olio Pizzeria, and Savoy Café & Deli. If your business won an award and you would like an award poster emailed to you (for web and 11x14 print), please send an email to info@SantaBarbara.com TOP CATEGORIES: • Best Overall Restaurant: Julienne 138 E. Canon Perdido St, Finalists: bouchon, Ca' Dario • Best New Restaurant in 2010: Olio Pizzeria 11 W. Victoria St, Finalist: Arch Rock Fish

GENERAL CATEGORIES: • Best American Restaurant: Harry's Plaza Cafe 3313 State St, Finalist: The Brewhouse • Best Bakery: Jeannine’s Bakery 3607 State St, 3305 State St (inside Gelson's), 15 E. Figueroa St, 1253 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, Finalist: Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro • Best Barbecue: Woody’s BBQ 5112

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• Best Korean: New China 5764 Hollister Ave, Goleta, Finalist: Kogilicious • Best Latin American Restaurant: Cafe Buenos Aires 1316 State St, Finalist: Cava Restaurant & Bar • Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Mediterra Cafe & Market 5575 Hollister Ave, Goleta, Finalist: Zaytoon • Best Mexican Restaurant: Los Agaves 600 N. Milpas St, Finalist: Los Arroyos • Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Zaytoon 209 E. Canon Perdido St, Finalist: I.V. Deli Mart • Best Pizza: Giovanni's 3020 State St, 1905 Cliff Dr, 1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, 6583 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista, 5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, Finalists: Olio Pizzeria, Rusty's Pizza • Best Seafood Restaurant: Brophy Bros. 119 Harbor Way, Finalist: Arch Rock Fish • Best Smoothie: Blenders in the Grass 5743 Calle Real, Goleta, 3973 State St, 6560 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista, 7014 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta, 315 Meigs Rd, 1046 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, 720 State St, Finalist: Backyard Bowls • Best Spanish Restaurant: Alcazar Tapas Bar 1812 Cliff Dr, Finalist: Cava Restaurant & Bar • Best Steakhouse: Holdren's Steaks & Seafood 512 State St, 6920 Marketplace Dr, Goleta, Finalist: Lucky's • Best Thai Restaurant: Zen Yai 425 State St, Finalist: Your Place • Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Natural Café 5892 Hollister Ave, Goleta, 361 Hitchcock Way, 508 State St, Finalist: Sojourner Cafe • Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant 318 N. Milpas St, 1230 State St, 3987 State St, Finalist: Noodle City

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FROM PAGE 5 State St, Finalist: In & Out Burger • Best Burger (General Restaurant): Paradise Café 702 Anacapa St, Finalist: Kahuna Grill • Best Burger (Veggie Burger): Natural Café 5892 Hollister Ave, Goleta, 361 Hitchcock Way, 508 State St, Finalist: The Habit • Best Restaurant Open Late: The Blue Owl at Zen Yai 425 State St, Finalist: Roy • Best Restaurant Open Early: Cajun Kitchen 901 Chapala St, 1925 De La Vina St, 6831 Hollister Ave, Goleta, 865 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, Finalist: Sambos • Best Appetizers: Fishouse 101 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Finalist: Milk & Honey • Best Bagel Shop: Jack's Bistro & Bagels 53 S. Milpas St, 3891 State St, 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, Finalist: Bagel Café in Isla Vista • Best Bargain: Costco Food Court 7095 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta, Finalist: In & Out Burger • Best Breakfast: Cajun Kitchen 901 Chapala St, 1925 De La Vina St, 6831 Hollister Ave, Goleta, 865 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, Finalist: Tupelo Junction Cafe • Best Buffet: Bella Vista at Four Seasons Biltmore 1260 Channel Dr, Montecito, Finalist: Ming Dynasty • Best Butcher Shop: Shalhoob Meat Company 220 Gray Ave, Finalist: Country Meat Market • Best Caesar Salad: Fresco Cafe 3987 State St, 5940 Calle Real, Goleta, 448 Atterdag Ave, Solvang, Finalist: Pascucci • Best Clam Chowder: Brophy Bros. 119 Harbor Way, Finalist: Enterprise Fish Co. • Best Gourmet Food Store: Lazy Acres 302 Meigs Rd, Finalist: Whole Foods • Best Health Food: Whole Foods 3761 State St, Finalist: Lazy Acres • Best Pasta: Ca’ Dario 37 E. Victoria St, Finalist: Palazzio • Best Pizza Delivery: Rusty's Pizza 232 W. Carrillo St, 414 N. Milpas St, 15 E. Cabrillo Blvd, 3731 State St, 149 S. Turnpike Rd, Goleta, 6025 Calle Real, Goleta, 270 Storke Rd, Goleta, 5250 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, Finalist: Marty's Pizza • Best Place for Cheese: C'est Cheese 825 Santa Barbara St, Finalist: Lazy Acres • Best Place for Fresh Bread: Our Daily Bread 831 Santa Barbara St,

Finalist: D'Angelo Bread • Best Place for Large Groups: Harry's Plaza Cafe 3313 State St, Finalist: Something's Fishy • Best Place for a Private Dining Room: bouchon 9 W. Victoria St, Finalist: Restaurant & Bar • Best Produce: Farmers Market; Finalist: Tri-County Produce • Best Supermarket: Trader Joes 3025 De La Vina St, Finalist: Ralph's 100 W. Carrillo St • Best Restaurant for First Date: Stonehouse 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, Finalist: Ca' Dario • Best Restaurant with a View: Boathouse 2981 Cliff Dr, Finalist: Brophy Bros. • Best Romantic Restaurant: Stonehouse Restaurant 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, Finalist: bouchon • Best Salad Bar: Chuck's of Hawaii 3888 State St, Finalist: Savoy Café & Deli • Best Sandwiches: South Coast Deli 1436 Chapala St, 10 E. Carrillo St, 185 S. Patterson Ave, Goleta, Finalist: Three Pickles • Best Sidewalk Café: Natural Café 508 State St, 361 Hitchcock Way, 5892 Hollister Ave, Goleta, Finalist: Andersons Danish Bakery • Best Restaurant Service: Palace Grill 8 E. Cota St, Finalist: bouchon • Best Sunday Brunch: Bella Vista at Four Seasons Biltmore 1260 Channel Dr, Montecito, Finalists: El Paseo • Best Take-Out Chinese: China Pavilion 1202 Chapala St, Finalist: Madam Lu • Best Take-Out Mexican: Rudy's 305 W. Montecito St, 811 State St, 3613 State St, 5680 Calle Real, Goleta, 1001 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, Finalist: Los Agaves • Best Burritos: Super Cuca's 2030 Cliff Dr, 626 W. Micheltorena St, 6547 Trigo Rd, Isla Vista, Finalist: Freebirds • Best Salsa: Los Agaves 600 N. Milpas St, Finalist: Los Arroyos • Best Taco: Lilly's Taqueria 310 Chapala St, Finalist: La Super Rica • Best Restaurant for Thanksgiving: Coast Restaurant & Bar at Canary Hotel 31 W. Carrillo St, Finalist: Harry's Plaza Cafe • Best Place for Ladies Night Out: Blush Restaurant and Lounge 630 State St, Finalists: Milk & Honey, Wildcat • Best Place for Guys Night Out: Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant 18 E. Ortega St Finalist: Joe's Café, Union Ale Brewing Co. • Best Tea Selection: Vices & Spices

3558 State St, Finalist: Teavana • Best Place for Soup: Roy 7 W. Carrillo St, Finalist: Fresco Café • Best Fresh Fish Market: Santa Barbara Fish Market 117 Harbor Way, Finalist: Kanaloa Seafood • Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant: California Pizza Kitchen 719 Paseo Nuevo, Finalists: Shoreline Café, Beach Grill at Padaro • Where You Eat Out Most Frequently: Fresco Cafe 3987 State St, 5940 Calle Real, Goleta, 448 Atterdag Ave, Solvang, Finalist: The Natural Cafe

SWEETS: • Best Restaurant for Dessert: Fresco Cafe 3987 State St, 5940 Calle Real, Goleta, 448 Atterdag Ave, Solvang, Finalist: Sojourner Cafe • Best Place for Cakes: Jeannine's Bakery 3607 State St, 3305 State St (inside Gelson's), 15 E. Figueroa St, 1253 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, Finalist: Anna's Bakery • Best Place for Chocolate: Chocolate Maya 15 W. Gutierrez St, Finalist: See's Candies • Best Cupcakes: Crushcakes Cupcakery 1315 Anacapa St, Finalist: Whodidily • Best Donut Shop: Spudnuts 220 W. Carrillo St, 3629 State St, Finalist: Eller's Donuts • Best Frozen Yogurt: Yogurtland 621 State St, Finalist: McConnell's • Best Gelato: Spoon 1222 State St, Finalist: Here’s The Scoop • Best Ice Cream: McConnell's Ice Cream 201 W. Mission St, Finalist: Cold Stone Creamery POWER LUNCH: • Best Place for a Business Lunch in Santa Barbara: Fresco Cafe 3987 State St, Finalist: Opal • Best Place for a Business Lunch in Goleta: Fresco Cafe North 5940 Calle Real, Goleta, Finalist: Beachside Café • Best Place for a Business Lunch in Carpinteria: Zookers 5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, Finalist: Sly's • Best Place for a Business Lunch in Santa Ynez Valley: Los Olivos Cafe 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, Finalists: Root 246, Vineyard House

REGION: • Best Carpinteria Restaurant: Sly’s 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, Finalist: Corktree Cellars Wine Bar & Bistro

See RESTAURANTS, page 12


More laws, more criminals RIGHT ON TARGET

Happy New Year fellow Californians, we are now subject to 750 new laws. Added to the hundreds of new laws imposed on us in 2010, 2009, and so on back, there are countless opportunities for us to be in violation of something. Likely, we are all guilty of exercising some freedom or personal choice that is no longer allowed by law—technically, making us criminals. While some laws are good and necessary for the general welfare and for an orderly society, the sheer overwhelming volume of new laws spewed out by our government overlords each year, in their insistence on micromanaging our lives, are too often intrusive, parental, and sometimes just boneheaded. While rational minds applaud the new state law that reduces possession of small amounts of marijuana to an infraction subject to a $100 fine, those minds understand that this retrenchment in the persecution of freedom is a reaction to the crushing reality that laws criminalizing freedom of choice in drug use are so broadly broken that government cannot process all the new criminals it has created. Courts and prisons are being inundated with artificial criminals guilty of nothing more than a victimless personal choice. This is the same reality that makes speeding an infraction rather than a felony. Anyone who drives California’s highways knows that the vast majority of drivers do not adhere to speed limits. The state could not build enough courts and prisons to handle all the violators. It is curious why we accept laws that so many of us, maybe even the majority of us, do not obey. Government, meanwhile, loves these laws because they are a source of ready revenue. If the treasury needs an injection of cash, there are thousands of speeding tickets that can be issued any day of the week on any highway. It’s like spear fishing at a salmon run. Increasingly draconian drunk-driving laws also provide government a great revenue opportunity through the use of sobriety checkpoints. Fourth Amendment concerns aside, these checkpoints net few drunk drivers but many fines and confiscations for other

violations. A UC Berkeley study found that in 2009 1,600 sobriety checkpoints in California netted $40 million in fines, $30 million in overtime pay for cops, 24,000 vehicle confiscations, but only 3,200 arrests for drunk driving. And what defines drunk? Drunk driving is a legitimate danger to society and justifiably illegal, but as with laws prohibiting certain drugs use, drunk driving laws are enforced with an irrational intensity. An arbiRANDY trary .08 blood alcohol level condemns any drivALCORN er to severe legal punishment that can include $10,000 in fines, loss of driving privileges, and compulsory reprogramming classes. But, not everyone who has a drink or a .08 blood alcohol count is drunk. The danger to society is driver impairment not drinking. Many things cause greater driver impairment than a .08 breathalyzer reading, including: sleep deprivation, eating, adjusting the radio, cell phone use (even hands-free), and kids in the backseat. Those will probably be criminalized next year, right? Reckless driving is the danger that needs to be addressed, not specific behaviors that might result in reckless driving. In a just legal system, citizens cannot be found guilty for potential crimes, but that is what we allow when we bust drivers who blow a .08 regardless of how they were driving. Reckless driving is pretty obvious to any observer. Rather than divert 20 cops from regular duty to man a roadblock to detect people who have had a drink, we might all be safer if those cops were on patrol for reckless drivers. It is a continuing disappointment that in a nation proudly founded upon individual freedom so many citizens succumb to tenuous justifications for restricting freedom and for criminalizing those whose victimless life choices we are told endanger society. We are great at creating criminals.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following Person(s) is/are doing business as: JOY’S TOY SHOPPE at 820 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101, County of Santa Barbara; Joy E. Margolis (SAME). This business is conducted as an Individual (Signed:) Joy Margolis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 17, 2010. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Janet Hansen. FBN Number: 2010-0003764. Published Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following Person(s) is/are doing business as: MONEY MATTERS FINANCIAL SERVICES at 735 State St. Ste 614 Santa Barbara, CA 93101, County of Santa Barbara; Eva M. Barberi (343 E. Mission St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101). This business is conducted as an Individual (Signed:) Eva M. Barberi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 05, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Janet Hansen. FBN Number: 2011-0000047. Published Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following Person(s) is/are doing business as: BRIAN FRICK PAINTING at 206 Winchester Dr. Goleta, CA 93117, County of Santa Barbara; BDTS (SAME). This business is conducted as a Corporation (Signed:) Brian Frick This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 13, 2010. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jo Ann Barragan. FBN Number: 2010-0003698. Published Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 2011

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Published January 11, 2011 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED CRANE SCHOOL MASTER PLAN UPDATE Case Nos. 09CUP-00000-00048, 10LLA-00000-00002 & 10CDP-00000-00015 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Crane School requests an updated Master Plan that would add new development to serve the school’s population including specialized classrooms for existing programs, a multi-purpose building for assembly and sports, assembly places that can accommodate approximately 400 people, a kitchen for hot lunch preparation, additional administrative and storage spaces and an enhanced driveway/parking lot area. Some existing buildings would be removed to accommodate new structures. PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located at 1795 San Leandro Lane, approximately 1,500 feet west of the intersection of San Leandro Lane and Sheffield Drive, in the Montecito area, APNs 007-340-028, -039, & -040, First Supervisorial District. PUBLIC COMMENT: Santa Barbara County P&D is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of 11NGD-00000-00001. You may comment by submitting written or oral comments to the project planner identified below prior to the close of public comment on February 10, 2011 at 5 p.m. Due to the non-complex nature of the project, a separate environmental hearing will not be held. PROJECT DETAILS: Over the past several years, Crane school, parent representatives and a team of technical consultants have been studying the school’s current and foreseeable needs to provide educational and campus enhancements. This work has resulted in the currently proposed Master Plan. The Master Plan request is for a phased plan that would add new development to serve the school’s population. The phasing of new development would occur as specific educational needs develop and as financing becomes available. The proposed development includes specialized classrooms for existing programs, a multipurpose building for assembly and sports, assembly places that can accommodate approximately 400 people, a kitchen for hot lunch preparation, additional administrative and storage spaces and an enhanced driveway/parking lot area. Some existing buildings would be removed to accommodate new structures. New landscaping is planned within the campus, at the San Leandro frontage and in the realigned and expanded parking lot. The requested changes would fit within the existing campus boundaries, minimize views into the campus from San Leandro Lane, maintain the large sports fields and provide ingress/egress enhancements. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: P&D has prepared a Draft Negative Declaration 11NGD-00000-00001 pursuant to Section 15073 of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the County of Santa Barbara Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA. P&D’s issuance of a Negative Declaration affirms our opinion that any significant adverse impacts associated with the proposed project may be reduced to a less than significant level with the adoption of mitigation measures and that the project does not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Negative Declaration prepared for the project identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, residual impacts and monitoring requirements for identified subject areas. Significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: Aesthetic/Visual Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Fire Protection, Geologic Resources, Hazardous Materials, Noise and Water Resources. If the project description changes, P&D will require a reevaluation to consider the changes. This reevaluation will be subject to all regular fees and conditions. If you challenge this environmental document in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues raised by you or others in written correspondence or in hearings on the proposed project. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: If a copy of the Negative Declaration is not attached, the draft ND may be obtained and all documents referenced in the ND may be reviewed at Planning & Development offices located at 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara OR 624 Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria. Draft documents are also available for review at the Santa Barbara Library located at 40 E. Anapamu Street. HOW TO COMMENT: Please provide comments to the project planner, Errin Briggs (5682047), prior to the close of public comment on DATE at 5 p.m. Please limit comments to environmental issues such as traffic, biology, noise, etc. You may receive notice of the dates of future public hearings to consider project approval or denial. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the hearing will enable Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Daily Sound

The power of words FROM THE HEART

It's a saying we've all heard as children, "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me". (usually followed by a tongue stuck out) Well, I disagree. Mean, spiteful, unfeeling, belligerent, bullying, malicious, blindly argumentative, prejudicial, ignorant "words" can do incredible damage to our fellow humans. Words have started many a family squabble â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and they've also initiALLEN FELD ated bloody global conflicts which have butchered millions. These tidbits that exude from our consciousness are quite powerful. The words themselves are actually quite innocent of any carnage they may create. It's the thoughts and feelings behind the words that wield the power. Listen, I know it's difficult to sometimes communicate with people who you feel are unreceptive to your point of view. It's only human to feel frustrated and upset with anyone who disrespects your opinion. Does that mean they're idiots? Does that mean they don't deserve to exist? Is it a possibili-

Mean, spiteful, unfeeling, belligerent, bullying, malicious, blindly argumentative, prejudicial, ignorant "words" can do incredible damage to our fellow humans.

ty you could still learn something from that person? Can't we agree that the gift of life is more important than the sum of our disagreements? Can't we find common ground as fellow human beings who are equally vulnerable in this ocean of existence? Do we not all crave the same inner peace and harmony? If words need to spoken, I suggest we let them go through the filter of our heart before they fall from our lips. If no one appreciates them, at least you will have the pleasure of their sweet clarity. Comments? email me at allen@thedailysound.com


HOROSCOPES by Eugenia Last

Happy Birthday: You don't have to push when all that's required is a little charm and diplomacy. Keep the peace and you will get your way in the end. This is not the year to make demands but instead to be happy that you are capable of handling whatever comes your way. Being humble will give you far greater appeal and bring better results. Your numbers are 2, 4, 11, 20, 28, 34, 42 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Broaden your vision and it will be easier to see past the obstacles that stand between you and what you want. Figure out your costs before you make a decision regarding a high-ticket purchase. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taking on too many obligations or trying to please too many people will not allow you to do what needs to be done. You will come up against roadblocks but, if you have done your research, you'll find alternatives. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look before you leap, especially when money is involved. Protect what you have but don't be afraid to buy into a sure thing. You can improve your relationships if you enhance your knowledge and meet people from different walks of life. 4 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can advance as long as you are consistent. Being calm and surefooted in your approach to whatever you do will put you in the spotlight and bring you responsibilities that will buy you the freedom you need to excel. 2 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your bold approach to life, love and happiness will be inspiring to others. Make personal changes or connect with a person or group that can help you reach your goals. You have everything to gain by taking action and sharing your views. 5 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a stab at something you've never done before. You will find it stimulating and ego-boosting. Your abilities will not go unnoticed and an offer or proposal is likely to fit into some underlying plans. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You'll have to divide your time and attention carefully. Someone in your personal life will challenge you and you will meet with competition in your professional life. Don't let a burden that doesn't belong to you cause you to miss an opportunity. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take on a challenge and you will find your niche. Your skills are far greater than you give yourself credit for and, if you implement them into what you offer others professionally, you will advance. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sudoku Puzzles, 8 Move Easy ahead with Book caution. Take care

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of small but important details. There is much to be grateful for and to accomplish if you work diligently to make your world a better place for you and your loved ones. Focus on home and family. 5 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotions will stand in the way of good judgment. Ask a trusted friend to help you if you don't feel you can make a suitable choice. Problems with authority or while traveling can be expected. Don't take a chance; rely on experience. 2 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Love is in the stars and with a couple of suggestions you will find that you have more in common with someone you care for than you realized. Working as a couple will help you achieve a stable lifestyle and a secure future. 4 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stick to your word. If you start to change your mind, you will add to the confusion and cause others to see you as unstable. Consistency will count. Overdoing it will lead to loss. 3 stars Birthday Baby: You are emotionally impatient and earnest in your pursuits. You are bright, articulate and do everything with intensity and passion.

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Amanda Peet, 39; Mary J. Blige, 40; Kim Coles, 49; Naomi Judd, 65

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

THE RESTAURANT GUY

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WINE, BEER & BARS: â&#x20AC;˘ Best Restaurant Wine List: Wine Cask 813 Anacapa St, Finalist: Opal â&#x20AC;˘ Best Santa Barbara County Winery: Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards 1280 Drum Canyon Rd. Lompoc, Finalist: Melville â&#x20AC;˘ Best Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez Valley: Sunstone Vineyards & Winery 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, Finalist: Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards â&#x20AC;˘ Best Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara: Kalyra Winery 212 State St, Finalist: Wine Cask â&#x20AC;˘ Best Wine Shop: The Winehound 1221 Chapala St, Finalist: East Beach Wine â&#x20AC;˘ Best Brewery: Hollister Brewing Co. 6980 Marketplace Dr, Goleta, Finalist: The Brewhouse â&#x20AC;˘ Best Beer Selection on Tap: Z's Tap House 5925 Calle Real, Goleta, Finalist: Hollister Brewing Co. â&#x20AC;˘ Best Bloody Mary: Brophy Bros. 119 Harbor Way, Finalist: Tupelo Junction â&#x20AC;˘ Best Place to Shoot Pool: Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant 18 E. Ortega St, Finalist: Don Q Billiards â&#x20AC;˘ Best College Night: Sandbar 514 State St, Finalist: Sharkeez â&#x20AC;˘ Best Happy Hour: Enterprise Fish Company 225 State St, Finalist: Arch Rock Fish â&#x20AC;˘ Best Singles Bar: Joe's Cafe 536 State St, Finalists: Madison's, Tonic â&#x20AC;˘ Best Sports Bar: Santa Barbara Brewing Co. Lounge 501 State St, Finalist: Madison's â&#x20AC;˘ Stiffest Drinks: Joe's CafĂŠ 536 State St, Finalist: Harry's Plaza Cafe â&#x20AC;˘ Best Margarita: Carlitos Cafe & Cantina 1324 State St, Finalist: Blue Agave â&#x20AC;˘ Best Martini: Harry's Plaza Cafe 3313 State St, Finalists: Elements, Hungry Cat â&#x20AC;˘ Best Neighborhood Bar: The Neighborhood 235 W. Montecito St, Finalist: Cliff Room â&#x20AC;˘ Best Place for Dance: Wildcat Lounge 15 W. Ortega St, Finalist: Tonic â&#x20AC;˘ Best Nightclub: Wildcat Lounge 15 W. Ortega St, Finalist: SOhO, Tonic â&#x20AC;˘ Best Eatery For When You Are Nightclubbing Downtown And Suddenly Have The Munchies: The Blue Owl at Zen Yai 425 State St, Finalist: Mad Dogs KILLER Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OPENS: Killer Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ and Bar has opened at 718 State St, the former home of Kozmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (2010), California Crisp (2009) and Fat Burger (2008). PATRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SIDE STREET CAFE

CLOSES: I spoke with owner Patrick Rand over the weekend and he tells me that his restaurant Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Side Street Cafe at 2375 Alamo Pintado in Los Olivos closed last Wednesday. He asked me to pass this message to you: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks to the entire community of Santa Barbara County for your years of support. I tried really hard and in this economy was not able to pull it all together. I hope to resurface in the future.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE CAFEâ&#x20AC;? COMING TO LA ARCADA: This just in from reader John: "Hi John, The restaurant site where Los Agaves was going to open up in La Arcada now has a liquor transfer license posted (double transfer, whatever that means). The new place is going to be 'The CafĂŠ at La Arcada.' - John" NICKY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: On August 10th I broke the news that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzaâ&#x20AC;? would be replacing Pizza Hut which closed at 2840 De La Vina a few weeks earlier. On October 20th I took Nicky â&#x20AC;&#x153;off the radarâ&#x20AC;? because there didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to be any visible progress at that address. I am happy to report that the radar has been reactivated. Sources tell me that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nicky Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood Fired Pizzaâ&#x20AC;? (nickydspizza.com) is set to open in 2-3 weeks. RUMOR MACHINE: One of my New Years resolutions was to have Make It Work come by my office to give the Rumor Machine a badly-needed tune-up. The Rumor Machine did quite well in 2010 but it definitely had a few hiccups. While the Make It Work repair person was tinkering with the guts of my rusty-but-trusty eatery oracle she found a piece of paper jammed in the printer feed - smashed like an accordion. As I was tossing it into my recycle bin I noticed barely-legible text that read: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beach Grill at Padaro, which closed last December, will soon become Hook Burger Bistro. Hook Burger Bistro is the new concept created by the founders of The Habit who opened their first Hook in Oxnard last month.â&#x20AC;? As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call. MAXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ADDS ITALIAN: Henrietta Forystek, owner of Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant at 3514 State St., tells me that her eatery has been renamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cucinaâ&#x20AC;? and has started serving Italian cuisine Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm. Amadeo Greco is Executive Chef and General Manager, and Onsi Mahrous is the Chef and Cook. Previously Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offered California cuisine in the evenings. Forystek tells me that they will continue serving the same California cuisine for breakfast and lunch that they have been offering to customers for the last 26 years. She hopes to add several Italian dishes to the lunch menu in the near future. MYSTERY: I have been receiving messages from readers that Zia Cafe at 532 State St. has been dark for weeks. I called the eatery and the phone number is no longer in service. Recently I paid a visit to Zia Cafe and they were indeed closed during posted business hours yet many of the tables inside were still set, ready for business. The tables on the balcony, despite all the recent rains, remain dressed in table cloths.

John Dicksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column appears every Tuesday in the Daily Sound. E-mail your restaurant news tips to info@SantaBarbara.com


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