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Council rejects bench proposal It’s your town ... this is your paper
VOLUME 6 ISSUE 27
Unusual alliances form as council dumps bench proposal BY JOSHUA MOLINA
District hires search firm
The Santa Barbara School District Board of Education hired a firm to find a replacement for Brian Sarvis, the district’s outgoing Superintendent.
Santa Barbara Police Blotter
Police arrested a trained boxer for assaulting his live-in girlfriend of three years and a man after catching them cheating in a laundry room, leaving “a bloody crime scene.”
Long Beach defeats SBCC
Long Beach City College hit four doubles while beating SBCC 3-1 on Tuesday, with the one SBCC run scored by Carly Smith’s pinch-hit homer in the sixth.
DAILY SOUND EDITOR
The benches on State Street will remain where they are, the Santa Barbara City Council decided on Tuesday. The controversial proposal to move the benches to discourage the homeless from sitting down fell one vote short on Tuesday. The council vote was oddly split. Councilman Grant House, a business owner but also a longtime homeless advocate, joined Dale Francisco, the council’s most vocal critic of homeless people and panhandlers, in voting to relocate the benches. Councilman Randy Rowse, also a downtown business owner, sided with House and Francisco. House blamed “the press” for “mischaracterizing” the situation. “I pretty well support the proposal as is,” House said. “If there was a proposal coming forward to take away the benches, I would say no way. I tend to support moving forward with the project as it is.” Mayor Helene Schneider, Michael Self, Harwood “Bendy” White and Frank Hotchkiss agreed that spending $50,000 to shift benches was a gamble they weren’t willing to take. “If this is effective, and it costs $50,000, I would say great,” said See BENCHES, page 3
Council backs homeowner in tree dispute BY JOSHUA MOLINA DAILY SOUND EDITOR
Michael Cooper had given up hope. There was no way, he thought, that the Santa Barbara City Council would let him cut down the palm tree in front of his house. City staff said no. The Street Tree Advisory Committee said no. The Parks and Recreation Commission said no.
DAILY SOUND / Victor Maccharoli
The City Council voted Tuesday night to end the proposed bench relocation plan meant to discourage panhandlers.
The fate of the tree seemed inevitable. In fact, Cooper, a Santa Barbara dentist, wasn’t even in the room when the council finally voted. He left half-way through the hearing. He should have stayed. In a surprise vote, the Santa Barbara City Council voted 6-0 to let Cooper remove the tree in front of his home, even though the tree is healthy and poses no safety dangers.
Cooper convinced the council to let him relocate the tree. “That tree doesn’t fit in with his landscape the way that the olive trees and oak trees do,” said councilman Dale Francisco. “This tree is way out of proportion. I can see why he wants to remove it. The tree really has no great value to the neighborhood.” The vibrant Canary Island Date Palm stands tall along the stone driveway in front of Cooper’s oceanview home on Santa Barbara’s
Riviera. But the tree block’s Cooper’s ocean view. The falling palm fronds, Cooper said, also pose a safety hazard. Cooper didn’t plant the tree, which is about 20 years old. He doesn’t know who did. Even through the tree is on Cooper’s property, it falls within a 30 foot setback of the city’s street. Homeowners in that neighborhood must get permission from the city to See TREE, page 2
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Board hires firm to replace Sarvis NEWS
BY NICK C. TONKIN
DAILY SOUND CORRESPONDENT
The Santa Barbara School District Board of Education picked a new selection firm to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Brian Sarvis. Sarvis is retiring June 30. Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates will be searching for the District’s top manager. Though the firm is based in Illinois, Board members noted the associates in charge of the search are both California based. A week ago, the Board had selected Ray & Associates from a group of four search firms. Ray & Associates later withdrew, prompting the Board to reconsider. Sarvis said Leadership Associates had also withdrawn from considera-
tion, saying they had found work elsewhere. “There are a lot of superintendents retiring,” Sarvis said. This left the Board with only two firms, David Long & Associates, and HYA. Kate Parker and Annette Cordero said concerns that they had about the two firms had been allayed since their presentations. Parker had been reassured that David Long was attentive to specific requests from the Board and Cordero learned that the Oxnard Board of Education hadn’t dropped HYA. Greg Price, Board Legal Counsel, said his office hadn’t turned up anything of concern on either firm. That left a great deal of hesitancy amongst the Board, with no one want-
ing to make a firm statement. Kate Parker noted that HYA had made a lot of placements in California, but David Long had made more. Asked if she was leaning towards HYA, Parker said she was, “just commenting.” “I think we would likely get good services from both of them,” Parker said. Board member Ed Heron said a friend of his brother’s who worked at another district had been complimentary of Carolyn McKennan, an associate of HYA. Board members made a few other noncommittal comments until Kate Parker made the hesitant motion to select Hazard. Monique Limon seconded and the decision passed unanimously.
Vaqueros edge Mission for first win Caraccioli pitches 1-run ball for 7 innings
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Chad Caraccioli gave up just one run in seven innings on Tuesday and SBCC held on for a 5-4 baseball win at L.A. Mission in Sylmar. It was the first win of the season for the Vaqueros (1-3), who scored four times in the fifth to take a 5-1 lead. Joey Epperson had a two-run double and Colt McLaughlin added a two-run single.
FROM PAGE 1 take down a tree within that setback. “I love trees,” Cooper said. “I am not a tree killer. I am not someone who hates trees.” Cooper said he prefers olive trees and has planted more than 200 on the property. He’s baffled by the city’s rules. “I have been here for 39 years,” Cooper said. “I didn’t know the city had an urban forest.” Although members of the City Council said city staff made the right call in recommending that the tree stay, council members also said they had the discretion to decide whether the tree should remain. Mayor Helene Schneider was grateful
“We played well with no errors,” said first-year coach Ryan Thompson. “And we hit the ball on the screws all day.” Caraccioli (1-1) allowed one run on six hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Robert Vickers turned two double plays at third base for SBCC, which gave up three runs in the eighth. After Daniel Nieves allowed four straight hits, Anthony Perry came on and
quelled the threat with a pair of strikeouts and a popup. He also struck out two in the ninth to earn his first save. Cody Giordano went 2-4 with a stolen base and Zach Pecyna drove in the first run with a groundout in the second. The Vaqueros have a home doubleheader against Saddleback on Saturday at 11 a.m.
that Cooper went through the city process, and didn’t just chop the tree down. “For anyone listening who says ‘Oh I can just take this to the council and get the tree removed,’ that’s not going to happen,” Schneider said. “This is a caseby-case basis.” City Attorney Stephen Wiley warned that there could also be legal consequences if someone chops down a tree without a permit. “Someone who does that without going through the city process runs the risk of having misdemeanor charges filed against them,” Wiley said. Councilman Frank Hotchkiss stepped down before the vote because he said he is a friend of Cooper’s and he lives in the area. The biggest drama in the meeting
came when Mayor Helene Schneider cut off a rambling speaker who seemed to be defending Cooper’s property rights, but wouldn’t stop talking long after his two minutes of speaking time were up. After repeated polite warnings, Schneider turned off the speaker’s microphone and called a recess to the meeting. After the brief recess, it became clear that the council was going to back Cooper’s request. “I am not an arborist, but I was having trouble seeing why that tree really fit in with that particular area,” said councilman Randy Rowse. Cooper and the city are going to work together to find a new, better home for the tree. “Maybe he can put the tree on Craig’s List and someone will swipe it up,” said
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FROM PAGE 1 councilman Frank Hotchkiss, “but I don’t know if it is effective and I don’t want to spend that kind of money on it.” The council agreed to revisit the proposal in a year. The “State Street Benches Relocation Pilot Project,” would shift the direction of 14 benches on the 800 and 900 blocks of State Street, in a move that the Downtown Organization hopes will discourage homeless people, many of whom are mentally ill, from getting comfortable on State Street. The Downtown Organization was working in partnership with the city’s redevelopment agency on the proposal. The proposal, however, appeared to pop up out of nowhere. The Downtown Organization and the redevelopment
swap its Palo Alto address for a home base in a largely undeveloped area near the entrance to a busy Bay Area bridge, will give the company much-needed room to grow, even if the new location lacks some of the glamour of other corporate real estate deals. Google Inc, which is increasingly vying with Facebook for engineering talent, announced on Tuesday that it had
agency held a sparsely attended meeting in January at the Canary Hotel. When Schneider, an advocate for helping the homeless transition into permanent housing, found out, she asked that the matter go before the full council. Redevelopment Agency manager Marck Aguilar admitted at Tuesday’s council meeting that the proposal was not thoroughly vetted. “There wasn’t a whole lot of professional in-depth analysis because it didn’t seem warranted,” Aguilar said. Many community members were opposed to the project. “To me it seems that taking the bench and moving it a few feet for $50,000 is a waste,” said Faith Merrit. “It is turning our back on veterans. It is turning our back on the mentally ill.” She said the money could be used to
leased an iconic building for its staff in Santa Monica. Google's headquarters is in Mountain View, California. Facebook executives said the company, which turned seven on Friday, is seeking the space beyond its nearby Palo Alto base to contain its explosive expansion. The company has seen its payroll See FACEBOOK, page 12
help the homeless, not disrupt them. “Why change 14 benches when you can change 14 hearts?” she said. Councilman Dale Francisco, who has been critical of the city spending money on some services for the homeless, said it was OK to spend $50,000. “Everything we do in the public space is astonishingly expensive,” Francisco said. Many millions of dollars have been spent on State Street. At this point I see no reason why we should change this plan.” Schneider said the city needs to have a fact-based strategy for addressing the homeless problem. The city’s 12-point plan for ending homelessness never mentioned moving benches as a solution to the problem. “If we work smart we will be able to create good policy based on facts,” Schneider said.
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SPORTS IN BRIEF
No. 13 Long Beach tops Vaqueros
Long Beach City College used four doubles to down SBCC 3-1 on Tuesday in a nonconference softball game at Long Beach. Kailey Snyder tossed a six-hitter and had nine strikeouts for the second straight game for the Vaqueros (1-1). Angela Arias threw a five-hitter with six strikeouts for the 13th-ranked Vikings (5-1-1). Carly Smith produced SBCC‘s run with a pinch-hit homer in the sixth. The Vaqueros make their home debut on Thursday, Feb. 17 with a 2:30 p.m. game against Bakersfield.
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U.S. plans to inject $53 billion into high speed passenger rail
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced an ambitious $53 billion U.S. program to build new high-speed rail networks and make existing ones faster over the next six years. But the plan drew immediate fire from majority Republicans in the House of Representatives, who said building high-speed rail requires private investment rather than a government plan. Biden, who estimated he has ridden Amtrak trains between Washington and his home in Wilmington, Delaware, some 7,900 times, made a strong pitch for rail transportation to enable the United States to compete and lead internationally. "This is about seizing the future," he said, making the announcement at Philadelphia's busy 30th Street station with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The United States should follow the example of Japan and China and build high-speed rail, Biden said. "If we do not, you tell me how America is going to be able to lead the world in the 21st century," he said.
Boxer arrested for allegedly assaulting cheating girlfriend, man BY NICK C. TONKIN
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Feb 7, 9:30 p.m: A 50-year-old woman attacked a police officer while trying to take her into custody. A neighbor complained about the woman keeping her radio on too loud. Police went over to ask her to turn it down. The woman allowed the officers into the apartment but did not turn the radio down. She became agitated when one of the officers did and began yelling at them. The reaction prompted officers to book the woman at the county jail but while trying to put her in the patrol car, the woman began resisting and scratched one of the officers’ forearms, drawing blood. She was arrested for disturbing the peace and assaulting an officer with $5,000 bail.
Feb 6, 7:20 p.m: Officers arrested an intoxicated man near an Eastside Laundromat. A 60-year-old man showing signs of drunkenness grabbed a woman’s buttock in Wash 4 Less. Though the woman declined to press charges, the man was found with an open bottle of King Cobra malt liquor and a small amount of marijuana. He was cited for open container violation, arrested for public intoxication and possession. He was booked into county jail on $2,500 bail.
Feb 5, 1:01 a.m: Police arrested a man for grabbing a woman’s breast inside a downtown night club. A 26year-old man allegedly put his hands
on a woman’s breast and arm inside the Wildcat Lounge and yelled an obscenity at her. Not knowing the man, the woman asked the man to be arrested and police were notified. Officers contacted the man at the corner of State and Ortega Street where he was yelling at another woman. Officers repeatedly asked the man for identification. The man stepped into a fighting stance and officers tried to take him into custody. After a struggle, he was arrested for battery and resisting arrest.
Feb 4, 11:14 p.m: Police arrested a 45-year-old woman for attacking her live-in boyfriend. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the 400 block of West Padre Steet. The man claimed the couple had gotten into an argument when the woman grabbed his lip, started pulling and wouldn’t let go until he pushed her against the wall. The man had a cut on his chin and bruising on his inner lip. When asked by officers, the woman said she punched him twice. She was arrested for domestic violence and booked into county jail on $25,000 bail.
Feb 4, 2:15 a.m: Police arrested a man for assaulting his girlfriend and a man after catching them cheating in a laundry room. Police responded to a report of a battery in progress and found the victim at the corner of Victoria and Garden Street bleeding from wounds on his head and face.
The victim led authorities to an apartment on the 1300 block of Garden Street. There they found a, “bloody crime scene,” in the laundry room. Inside the apartment they heard a woman arguing with a man about, “blood all over the place.” They knocked on the apartment and met the girlfriend who was crying and claimed her live-in boyfriend of three years, a trained boxer, beat up the victim after he caught the two of them having sex in the laundry room. He then punched the woman and threw her against the wall. The 20-year-old man denied hitting the woman and claimed the fight with the victim was “mutual” though the officers noted the man was uninjured. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence and booked into county jail on $30,000 bail. Feb 4, 1:33 a.m: Officers arrested a woman with drug paraphernalia and for trying to get into a night club with a fake ID. A 19-year-old woman tried to get into the Wildcat Lounge with a fake ID. She told officers that she had gotten it from, “a friend of a friend.” A search found a glass meth pipe, a syringe, and a Vicodin pill. The woman claimed she got the syringe from a diabetic friend. Asked if she had a prescription for the Vicodin, she said no, she just liked Vicodin and purSee BLOTTER, page 12
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Excellent column today. I wish your frightening figures on our military involvement around the planet could find their way into every single home in America. The average citizen has absolutely no idea, nada, of the horrific military presence of our now bankrupt nation all around this planet of ours. And to what end? Just to keep the military-industrial complex fed while the rest of us move ever closer to starvation. Are all the decision making brains so drug soaked that they are unable to comprehend where we are heading? Is it going to take rioting in the streets, as we are seeing elsewhere, for our feckless government to wake up? If so I'll be glad to join in and bring all my friends. The figures you quote in the column today are so obviously disastrous in every way to our own country. Yet the decision makers in Washington do nothing! Talk about a time to 'Wake Up
America!' Or is it just too late? Bud Stuart Santa Barbara
I am wondering how Joshua Molina can write, in the Jan. 26 article, "Bye Bye Bulbouts", that the traffic hazards "make it safer for bicyclists." I challenge anyone to ride a bike around these things, which force you to swerve into auto traffic at the intersections, and see if you feel safer. The congested commuting caused by deletion of lanes is anything but "calming" for everyone. Even the police have been complaining about them. If the so-called "Liberals" who are shoving these policies down out throats claim that people "gravitate toward shopping... where there is vegetation," then why is concrete Costco packed, but flowery Downtown SB full of "For Rent" signs? Do you really buy that most people go shopping where the
nicest flowers are? The black tire marks on the curb bulbouts that the City is repainting continuously show how "safe" they really are. Drivers actually get distracted from seeing the pedestrians, because they are trying not to collide with irregular curbs. I have had trucks turn into my lane, because they can not turn in the narrowed intersections. When I have pointed out the engineering flaws of these designs, city officials have failed to respond. Of course the Landscape Architect of the overpopulated city staff wants more vegetated spots in town, but intersections are supposed to be designed for traffic flow, not for expensive, pretty hindrances to traffic flow. I really don't think that this is a "liberal" vs. conservative issue, but one of pragmatically facing Santa Barbara's economic bankruptcy and political corruption.
‘My Life as I see it gives a backstage look Warwick’s life BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER THE BOOKWORM SEZ
Throughout your life, music has been your background. Hear the first notes of “Baby Love” and you’re ten years old, sitting on your back steps in the sun. Listen to the opening of “Hot Stuff”, and you’re doin’ the Hustle in your memories. Hear “Chances Are”, and you’re ready for cuddling. But what plays in the background for those same singers? Read “My Life, As I See It: An Autobiography” by Dionne Warwick, and you might find out. Born just before World War II, Marie Dionne Warrick was raised in a diverse neighborhood where everyone got along despite their differences. Warrick (who always went by her middle name) loved to perform, and her grandfather, a minister, gave her the confidence to sing in church. Many in Warrick’s family possessed musical talent and some of them performed as The Drinkard Singers. In high school, Warrick formed The Gospelaires and that group was asked to do studio back-up for other acts.
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her own. By accident, one of her first record’s labels was released with a misspelling, and the singer became officially known as Dionne Warwick. Throughout her career, Dionne Warwick worked with some of music’s best-known singers and songwriters. In this book, she writes about her early years and how she worked with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and the “triangle marriage that worked” until it ended in lawsuits. She writes about rivals: how Diana Ross never displayed to Warwick the attitude Ms. Ross is famous for; how Warwick “was through” with Barbra Streisand and her seeming indifference towards her audience; and how young, up-and-coming female performers should dress better and with more class. She also writes about spoiling her cousin Whitney Houston, and supporting Houston’s career goals. Warwick writes of mistakes (the infamous “e” she added to her last name on the advice of an astrologist, then dropped) and triumphs (re-energizing her career after disco almost See BOOKS, page 6
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Is going slow the best approach? FITNESS
Can a two pack a day smoker quit by taking one less puff each day? Let’s say there are 20 puffs in one cigarette and 20 cigarettes in a pack. That means every 20 days that person would smoke one less cigarette and in about 13 months that person would take their last puff. I suppose this is possible in theory, but does it ever actually happen? What about someone who is obese and has never worked out? Can that person add on 10 seconds of exercise each day and get in great shape slowly? BOB Maybe this can happen well. WILCHER as However, what does it really take for people in these situations to change their lifestyle? Is it just the smoking habit that is affecting the first person or is it just the weight that is affecting the second person? In my experience I hear many people say that they want to change, but they want to do it slowly and comfortably. Ask me how many people I have actually seen change this way? None! So in theory it seems like the slow approach can work, but the big problem with the super slow method is that changes don’t happen fast enough for people to want to stick with it. They get fed up and quit. Another problem is that when it comes to one’s health there are many issues to consider. If the smoker slowly cuts back on cigarettes, but is still having a coffee and donut for breakfast and doesn’t get exercise then that person’s body is not going to change nearly as quickly as a person who quits smoking and also eats better and takes up exercise. The obese person trying to lose weight certainly isn’t eating properly either and that is a major hindrance to feeling better and losing weight. What does it take for someone to really make a difference? I believe it takes a lot of discipline because inevitably there is going to be some physical and emotional
FROM PAGE 5 killed it). And she writes of her passionate wish for the cure of AIDS and her tireless work toward that end. The problem with “My Life, As I See It” is that it suffers from the same malady as do so many other stars’ autobiographies: that is, the seemingly incessant need to mention the names of every single person the writer ever worked with. You can well imagine that, in her decades of performing, author Dionne Warwick
The big problem with the super slow method is that changes don’t happen fast enough for people to want to stick with it. They get fed up and quit.
pain to get past the hump. There should always be a structured plan and it can even be moderately paced, but when the super slow-mo method is attempted failure is just around the corner. If an obese person is looking to get healthier then all the elements of a healthy lifestyle should be incorporated. It really doesn’t take very long for someone like this to see big changes. Within a month or two of having discipline and dedication a person can change their life forever. There will be bumps along this short period in time, but it has to be that way. With no bumps there are no lasting results. Ultimately I believe people need to change their mind first. If the obese person had the mentality of “I’m going to do whatever it takes, and I won’t give up,” then that person is well on their way to success. On the contrary, if the obese person’s mentality is “I just don’t know, I guess I’ll give it a try,” then that person will be on a constant roller coaster until there is a mental shift. Don’t be on the fence. Get committed and make a change. Everyone is busy. Everyone has responsibilities. Your health needs to be your main priority. Without it – Good Luck!
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worked with a lot of people. You can also imagine how tiresome it gets trying to slog through pages and pages of shout-outs and brief anecdotes. Warwick then goes further by acknowledging childhood friends, the likes of whom few readers will know or care about. Yes, there are some amusing stories in this book but finding them is a dual lesson in archaeology and spelunking. I think, if you’re a major, dyed-in-thewool, long-time fan of Dionne Warwick, you might want to peek at “My Life, As I See It”. For the rest of us, though, just “Walk On By”.
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Immediate opening for an experienced Assistant Branch Manager to support the Carpinteria Branch. The Assistant Branch Manager must direct, train, coach and develop associates and satisfy all sales, service and operating standards. Successful candidate will have High School Diploma or G.E.D. Candidate must have must have a minimum of two years sales experience; preferably in the banking services industry and two years of supervisory experience.
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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) Kathy Miller. FBN Number: 2011-0000349. PUBLISHED FEB 2, 9, 16, 23 2011
described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING DATE: Mar. 03, 2011 TIME: 9:30 a.m. DEPT: 6 THE ADDRESS OF THE COURT IS: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county Santa Barbara Daily Sound. DATE: 01/10/2011 Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk Denise de Bellefeuille JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT PUBLISHED JAN. 19, 26, FEB 02, 09 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:FAST GLASS at 838 E. El Camino Street Santa Maria, CA 93454, County of Santa Barbara; Charles Hernandez (SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Charles Hernandez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 18, 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) M Ashcom. FBN Number: 2011-00001. PUBLISHED FEB 2, 9, 16, 23 2011
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LEGAL NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:REEB DESIGNS at 1725 Linda Vista Dr. Santa Ynez, CA 93460, County of Santa Barbara; Lisa Marie Piper (SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Lisa Piper. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on FEB 04, 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) Janet Hansen. FBN Number: 2011-0000416. PUBLISHED FEB 9, 16, 23, MAR 2 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:U-NO-Y DESIGN at 150 Hemlock Ln. Santa Barbara, CA 93111, County of Santa Barbara; Wendy Laurie Tarasick (SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Shelley Chesney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 10, 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) Janet Hansen. FBN Number: 2011-0000091. PUBLISHED FEB 2, 9, 16, 23 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:GET ME WENDY LAURIE at 815 Lowena Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93103, County of Santa Barbara; Wendy Laurie Tarasick (SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Wendy Tarasick. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 31, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:FORESTER PRODUCTS at 677 Carlo Dr. Goleta, CA 93117, County of Santa Barbara; Christopher Willingham (SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Chris Willingham. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 24, 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) Kathy Miller. FBN Number: 2011-0000267. PUBLISHED JAN 26 FEB 2, 9, 16 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:SANTA BARBARA PEDICAB, SB PEDICAB at 309 W Figueroa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101, County of Santa Barbara; Pacific Pedalers LLC (SAME), This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company (Signed:) James Hearen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 11, 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) Catherine C. Daly. FBN Number: 2011-0000118. PUBLISHED JAN 19, 26 FEB 2, 9 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:K2 DESIGN at 5071 Rhoads Ave #E Santa Barbara, CA 93111, County of Santa Barbara; Karen McConaghy (SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Karen McConaghy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 10, 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) Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2011-0000107. PUBLISHED JAN 19, 26 FEB 2, 9 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:SBPRINTER.COM at 118 Salisbury Ave Goleta, CA 93117, County of Santa Barbara; Aaron J Swaney (SAME), Abigail J Swaney (SAME)This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife (Signed:) Aaron Swaney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 04, 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) Jo Ann Barragan. FBN Number: 2011-0000030. PUBLISHED JAN 19, 26 FEB 2, 9 2011 NAME CHANGES
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 1373075 Petitioner or Attorney: Jill Anne Standish Vaccaro TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Jill Anne Standish Vaccaro filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Jill Standish Padilla Vaccaro Proposed Name: Jill Anne Standish Vaccaro THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
+ SANCTUM Fiesta 5
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BARGAIN TUESDAYS! Fiesta 5
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6:00 pm and later - Children (2-12) & Seniors (60+) - $5.00* Adults - $7.00* *3-D: add $3.00 Premium Charge - All Prices Above No Bargain Tuesday pricing for films with (*) before the title
ARLINGTON - Saturday, February 12 - 10:00 pm
MET IN HD - Adams’s NIXON IN CHINA METRO 4 - Sunday, March 13 - 2:00 pm
LA PHIL: LIVE IN HD Dudamel Conducts Tchaikovsky www.metrotheatres.com
Information Listed for Friday-Thursday February 4 thru 10
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5 Academy Award Nominations including BEST PICTURE!
BLACK SWAN 2:00
8 Academy Award Nominations including BEST PICTURE! (*) THE SOCIAL NETWORK 2:30 5:15 8:00 (PG-13) Cameron Diaz (PG-13) (*) THE GREEN HORNET in 2-D - 2:15 5:00 7:45
Features Stadium Seating CAMINO REAL MARKETPLACE Hollister & Storke - GOLETA
Produced by James Cameron + SANCTUM (R) in 3-D 1:45 4:40 7:20 9:55 Minka Kelly.....Billy Zane + (*) THE ROOMMATE (PG-13) 1:30 4:10 6:40 9:10
10 Academy Award Nominations including BEST PICTURE!
NO STRINGS ATTACHED 1:10
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+ (*) THE ROOMMATE (PG-13) Fri-Sun - 1:45 4:40 7:10 9:40 Mon-Thu - 2:40 5:30 7:50 Seth Rogen in 2-D (PG-13) (*) THE GREEN HORNET Fri-Sun - 1:00 3:45 6:30 9:10 Mon-Thu - 2:00 4:50 7:30
THE RITE (PG-13) Fri-Sun - 1:10 4:00 6:40 9:20 Mon-Thu - 2:20 5:10 8:00
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Starts Monday, February 7 THE DILEMMA
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5 Academy Award Nominations
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8 W. De La Guerra Pl. - S.B.
2 Academy Award Nominations - BEST ACTOR Best Foreign Language Film
10 Academy Award Nominations including BEST PICTURE!
TRUE GRIT 1:45
12 Academy Award Nominations including BEST PICTURE!
THE KING’S SPEECH 2:00
(Additional Showtimes at Plaza De Oro)
7 Academy Award Nominations including BEST PICTURE!
THE FIGHTER 2:15
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Academy Award Nominee!
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3 7 1 H i t c h c o c k Wa y - S . B . 12 Academy Award Nominations
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(Additional Showtimes at Paseo Nuevo)
Ben Affleck....Kevin Costner Tommy Lee Jones
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
FREE. Up to 4 lines. Items priced up to $125. Private parties only. ON E item per household. To place or remove a listing, please email email@example.com or call 564-6001.
ART & ENTERTAINMENT Albums and record for sale, Rock n Roll books and VHS tapes. Call Mike 284-4359
VHS tapes, VHS tapes 1990-2000, $1 ea, 569-1714. Surfer Magazines from 1990 ‘s to present. Lots of them!! $40 for all. 698-5524. Nice garden decor of a boy & girl sitting on a bench. A bargain at $70.. 560-0577.
Ansel Adams framed photo of a tree in winter. Classic, peaceful. 2ft x 3ft. $50. 9652495.
FUTON- frame and white mattress........55” wide, 30” high back rest.........$75....... 692-9258 Alpine 6 cd changern/trunk w/MBZ cable $125.00 805-259-8698
2 BMW tires, very good condition, 225-45Z radius 17, 94 WXL, S - 1088, $80 for both, call 928-4602
2 used tires. $20. Continental Touring Contact AS P215/60 R16 94P. 805-722-0650.
CLOTHING & WARES NEW OFFICIAL DODGER HAT, Orig. $40 now $30, 957-4636 SIZE 12 MEN'S UGG SLIPPERS EXPRESSO BROWN. BRAND NEW. $45 CALL 637-7391 SUEDE, CARAMEL COLORED leather jacket, size xl, like new cond, $50, 683-2274 FOOTBALL SHOES, REEBOK, SIZE 12, NEW, $25, 569-0990 14K GOLD AND PEARL JEWELRY, $150, FRANKIE9009@LIVE.COM BLACK AND WHITE BEAUTIFUL DRESS, 805-563-2526, CALL 8A-10A OR AFTER 4P
SHOES, sneakers, basketball shoes, sizes 15-16, $30-50, new to slightly used, 805252-2824 WET SUIT Large, Bodyglove, good cond. $65 OBO 565-1022
Pearl and rhinestone wedding or quinceniera tiara brand new, silvertone with built in haircomb. Orig. $60, asking $40.Call 617-8660
Xavier Brand, NEW watch. Gold, 4 diamonds on face, $300 originally. $100 obo. Fred 967-6803 Hiking boots, Pivetta- hardlly worn, leather, orig. cost about $100. 9W or 7M size. $25 cash. 682-8160 Brown Foreman Umbrella, 9 ft, Beige, Great Condition just needs a cleaning, $40. 9636045. Sugar & Creamer Set. $7. 685-2644
3 Pocket Watches w/ cases “very nice” $50. each.966-4843 CALL’S AFTER 12 NOON ONLY PLEASE!!!
Saint John Skirts For Sale. 7 Skirts nearly new sizes 6&8. $25/skirt. Call 965-4327 or go to Beltone Center 1532 Anacapa Street.
Navy blue wool jacket by Austin Reed, size 46 regular. Originally $250, now $50 or obo. Fred, 560-7950. Coldwater Creek women’s pants, Petite X small, black linen & rayon, wide leg, elastic waist, perfect condition, worn once, classic look, $50, 684-7156 Luggage, extra large, black, rollers, excellent condition. $65. 302-9397.
HP Scanner, $60, 576-7405
Sony HDRFR11 Camcorder. Best offer. Robert 895-174
Verizon cell phone/camera LGV-X5400LGI with paired Blue Tooth, both chargers included. Orig $250, now $30. Call Mrs. Berry 564-1963 mornings or evenings/No days 19” tv and dvd player with remotes, $60, 745-8989 JVC RX-350 AM/FM - $25 Excellent
condition, 5-band equalizer, 2 tape inputs, 45 watts per channel. Call Andy at 805.845.4358 PENTAX K1000 body: reliable, No batteries needed ! or ME Super w/ 50f2, $125. M-Th. 252-9902
Copy / Fax canon pc1060 WORKS GREAT $25. Contact: Joy firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 6873178 9AM to 8PM only, please leave message with details.
Cordless phones, two line and single line w/answ mchn, good cond. $40 each. 966-7003
AM/FM receiver, CD player & speakers, $40. 745-8989
27” Magnavox T.V. with remote, $100, 805962-5703 please call after 6 p.m.
Play Station 2: Super controllers, Mem card, IR Remote, 12 top action games: Only $125 for ALL!! 805-886-5090 Lv Msg
PENTAX K1000 w/ 50f2 lense: strong & reliable. $125. 252-9902
Flat screen TV 14” 2006 $60. 805-4034620
motorla blue tooth model #mbt385z cpmatible w any cell phone. orig. $34.99 sale for $15.inckudes charger. 805-562-1469
MISC VIDEO GAMES, $5 each or less, Nintendo 64, PlayStation2, PC games: Call Andy 845-4358.
Fax/Copier Panasonic includes 2 rolls of ink film (film value $60) $75. Call 569-1714 Microwave small, blk, usedd for heating only, excellent. condition. $45. 259-7787 Lexmark Printer hardley used. 966-6809
Copier HP PSC 500. Hewlett Packard copier Printer scanner copier. $60. Call 965-0636
Verizon wireless flip phone w/camera/camcorder $50 259-9793
Kodak Slide Projector, Best Model $90 call 964-8175
3 CD +cassette + AM/FM, JVC make. $best offer. Call 962-7502 IBM 17” black computer monitor with speakers in the box. U pick-up in Buellton. $19.95. (650)617-5553.
2 Credit card terminals for business. One never been used. A bargain @ $50.00 used & $145.00 new. Both in excellent condition. 680-7146.
View Sonic 17 “ Ultra Brite CRT color monitor. Mac or PC. 967-3162. $45.
Apex DVD Player, $20 OBO, 560-7950. Fred.
19” G.E. Television. Approx. 7 yrs. old, works great. $65.00 or best offer. 962-8230
Black & Decker, Coffee maker, 12 cup progammable, brand new, still in box, $25, Keith-895-7501
Microwave, Quesar, excellent condition, Black, 24” x 14” x 18”, $40, 899-0081
Nearly new Health O Matic digital lithium scale. No battery replacement required. $10.00. 687-5162 Vacuum, Eureka - upright, excellent cond, $20, 966-2961
Black & Decker Coffee Maker w/ thermal pot. Like new, used once.Keeps coffee hot without electricity. Better coffee, lower utility bill. $15. 698-2828
Hoover Steam Vac. Floor polisher, rug shampooer. $25. 805-259-7787.
Microwave oven. countertop model. 21 wide x 16 deep x 11 high. $75. 565-3796
Food mixer sunbeam $45 or obo call 805967-9264. Garbage disposal. 3/4 horsepower. $25. Good condition. 965-6682.
Moroccan mirror, 5 ft. long, metal, $75, 805-845-4557 old steam trunks, various sizes, $50-$100 ea, 683-6733 Trunk, 32” x 11” x 18”, $30. 687-7647
Rug, white, greek, flokata, 6’ 4” x 9’ 8”, $25, 966-2961
Large brass ceiling fan, excellent condition, $25 obo, 805-452-4333
large wooden picture frames, excellent condition, between $40 and $80 each obo, 708-1401 Gorham “La Scala” Stainless Flatware, 9 forks, 7 knives ;, 8 soups, 8 tsps, 5 salad forks , excel cond., $24.00 6877998 Area Rug, $45, tan and gold and beautiful, 331-2103
Mirror Mission style, solid oak, 25-1/2”w x 34”h. Mint condition. $150. Can email pictures. Call Andy or Anne at 845-4357
Office desk and hutch. U-shape, mahogany finish, excellent condition. 7’wide X 6’ deep X 6’ 6” high. $75, u-haul. Please call 805-455-0072.
Wild West painting, stage coach attack by Indians, Arizona artist, framed, 20/24, $75. 682-3482 . 2 Swedish candle holders, hand carved, hand painted, $10 no less, 966-4843 Antique Blk Decorative Drapery Rings 38 for $16.50 OBO. 687-7998 Kitchen Table Round, 40”wide $80 9641367 Half Doors & mirror glass. $50, please call Keith at 895-7501.
Free. 3 door panels. 18” x 80” 688-9513 Sandstone boulders and cobbles, excellent for retaining walls & landscaping, $60/ton, 708-6141. Brass 6-arm glass hurricane light fixture, 27” diameter. Good condition $100 805-6846099 Upright piano w/ bench, medium/dark wood. Good condition. $100obo. 962-5077. 2 Aladdin oil lamps (equivalent to a 60 watt bulb), some brass parts for hanging and quart of oil. $125. 962-1740
Landscape Plants-Clivia, orange and red in pots, $2 ea, 3 for $5. 569-2871, after 5.
Baker/Storage Rack, wood frame, metal rack shelves, $40, 745-8989
Office adjustable chair with back and foot rest. Like new. $60. 683-6733
TWO ROUND END TABLES AND OVAL COFFEE TABLE. All glass tops, chrome legs with wood accents. New. 24 inch round and 48 inch oval with shelf. $125 for all. 696-6633 Maple hutch, drawers, cabinets plus glass door areas, perfect condition, $125, 705-8007
kitchen hutch, oak wth glass, great condition, $125, 705-8007
sturdy oak desk, $40, 637-3597
Blue love seat with entertainment center, $125, 331-2103
3 bar stools, $35 each, like new, sturdy, white, rod iron, with back, blue fabric seats, Goleta, 685-0168
Brand new twin mattress and box spring for $75. Call 680.8375 OBO. Ian @ 805-441-5633
ANTIQUE Mahagony chair, new upholstery maroon stripes, $35.00 and BEGONIAS: $4.00 each & up Call John at 9656494
Old wooden teacher’s desk, 3x5, call 965-2037
DRESSER $25 obo, white, large with 6 drawers, particle board, great for storage, bit scuffed and needs touchup. 62”L X 301/2” H X 19”W. 682-2262
Armoire w/ matching dresser, 805-9316633 Antique end table $50 OBO. 805-884-4059
Maytag Washer & Maytag Dryer, Well Maintained “Couple”, Only $150 for both. 805-684-8082.
Bentwood Rocker w/ cane seat and back. blond wood, nice condition. We’ll deliver in Santa Barbara/Goleta. 682-6789
Interior doors. 6 nearly new wood interior doors w/mounted brass hardware & hinges. Factory painted white, foam core, various sizes. $90. 565-9244 or lv. message.
Small antique walnut table w/ drawer, $100. Call for appt. 681-9060.
Meditation & garden benches–hand crafted, custom, unique from $75 to $125. Please call 883-1823
Antique carved desk chair w/ rush seast. $65. Call for appt. 681-9060.
Vermont Wicker Basket. $75. 685-2644
2 Ethan Allen maple ladder back chairs w/ rush seats. $45 ea. Call for appt. 681-9060.
Hide A Bed, Good Condition, tan color, $70 801-0134
Desk, fair condition, solid wood, $40, 805722-0342
Barstools, set of 3, like new, white rodiron with blue cover seats, can be repainted or recovered. $125 for all 3. 685-0168.
4 Ethan Allen maple ladder back chairs, rush seats. $50 ea. 681-9060.
Bench seat with seat belts,head and arm rests for a 1995
2 Raught-Iron Chairs with cushions, $60. 687-0275.
Four side chairs (Brass Rod Iron) Excellent condition $125 obo. 687-0432.
Childs Antique metal rocking chair painted white $50.00 967-8911
Child size antiques metal rocking chair $50 967-8911
Bedside Table made by Ikea 19 by 14 Two drawer Good condition. $35. Please call 963-6045. In SB
Black Swirl Stool w/ back and paddded seat. $20 OBO. 966-6805.
Coffee Table (Mastercraft) Cherry, Chippendale, sliding candle trays. $125. Pix Avail. 805-569-5219 entertainment armoir, cherry root finish, good condition, 77” x 36” x 21”, $125, 964-3903
UNOPENED PACKAGED NUTRI SYSTEM FOOD CONSISTING OF: 13 BREAKFASTS, 7 LUNCHES, 26 DINNERS, 3 SNACKS, AND 5 DESSERTS) $50 OBO FOR EVERYTHING CALL 967-2799
Bedside Table made by Ikea 19 by 14 Two drawer Good condition. $35. Please call 963-6045. In SB
Blue sofa and matching chair, now $80 637-3597
ANTIQUE PRESSPACK OAK ROCKING CHAIR, WITH ARMS, $95 CASH, (805) 6828160 Kitchen/restaurant chairs, blue, $10 ea. OBO, 886-1071 twin mattress, clean, 637-3597
TILES, 100 HAND PAINTED MEXICAN TILES, 4” X 4”, BLUE AND WHITE FLORAL PATTERN, $35, 684-5339
LOOKING FOR MISSING ITEMS: NAUTICA UMBRELLA, 10-SPEED PINKISH TEAM MURRAY BIKE, AND TRACFONE SAMSUNG MODEL. ANY INFO REGARDING THESE ITEMS PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS ROSS AT ROSSPOSH@YAHOO.COM OR 805-2526269 ACOUSTIC GUITAR CASE, STRINGS, $50, LEE, 448-2154
SPALDING POOL CUE IN HARD CASE, $15. METAL PET PEN, 36 INCHES HIGH. $40. 5-DRAWER, GREY METAL FILE CABINET, $20. 967-2866
HERO PIGS, PIGS AND PIGLETS; DELIGHTFUL SET OF 33 FIGURINES WITH LITTLE RED BARN. ASKING $70.00, OBO. CALL 685 1785 New Pear of Binoculars. 10x50 Originally $75. Now $20. Call Fred 845.4004
CROSSMAN 15 GALLON AIR TANK pressure compressor, air pressure regulators, hose attachments, various sizes, $125, 617-6031
NEW, NEVER OPENED HAMILTON BEACH 4 SHELF GARMENT DRYING STATION, $22 NEW, ASKING $12. CASH/FIRM. CALL 564-1963 EVENINGS.
DELTA 10” TABLE SAW, WITH STAND AND NEW BLADE, $120, 745-8989
AB LOUNGER GOOD CONDITION W / HANDLES. (805) 403-6801
STEAMER TRUNKS, OLD, SM-M-LG, $50$100, 683-6753
PUSH MOWER, brand new, craftsman, $90, 895-7501
BBQ w/ full bottle, exllnt. cond. $65, 5603908
TRICYCLE FROM THE 1930’S, $25, 9664843, ASK FOR RAY
CARSEAT, BRITAX MARATHON, UP TO 65 LBS. CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION, DUSTY BLUE, $100, 692-9258
WHEELCHAIR, good condition, $35 obo, 805-280-2596
COFFEE TABLE, GORGEOUS OAK $25. 2 NET PHONES, W/CHARGERS, ONE FLIP W/CAMERA, AND BATTERIES. $15 EACH OR $35 FOR BOTH. 805-331-2103
SKILLSAW, 1 3/4 HORSEPOWER, MODEL 574, EXCELLENT CONDITION, $30 OBO, BILL 805-896-5076
METEORITE NWA869 STONY METEORITE 85 GRAM $85/TRADES CONSIDERED 4532067
VINTAGE BENDIX, red band, rear hub, $70 obo, please call 568-0829
COMMERCIAL CARPET DRYING FANS IN PERFECT CONDITION, DRYS CARPET IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR, SET OF TWO FOR $125. CALL 805-450-9416
LIKE NEW BACKPACK 4 COMPARTMENTS, DARK GREEN, $8 (805) 967-7872
10” REFLECTOR bowl for indirect lighting lamp $5.00 OBO. 879-5560.
WETSUIT: Xcel infiniti 4/3 full suit boys’ size 14. Xlnt cond. $95, Call 805 698 3532
3 Kids Umbrella Strollers: Great Condition! 2 in Blue & 1 in Pink color. Simple. Lightweight. $10-$15. CALL 637-8127
Upward motor, 3.5 horsepower, SearsRoebuck, needs work, $25, 964-7276
BUFFER for stainless steel and copper. electric. $40. 895-7501
OUTDOOR & EXERCISE
Ab lounge, deluxe model, $50, 745-8989
WET-SUIT-classic-men's XXL, double stitched, “farmer john style used once xlnt cond”$ 60 OBO 705-9488
Spa cover, 88” round, almost new $100 962-6983
Spa cover, 88” round, almost new $100 962-6983
Weber double gas grill with cover, $35, 685-8621
650 pen reel, brand new, spool and line included, $100, Keith - 895-7501
outboard motor, 4 horsepower, $125, 6807393
Skin diving equipment,fins,boots, goggles, snorkel, hat, gloves, & knife, $100, 805-617-4646.
STAIRCLIMBER Good condition about 3 years old, $30, 805-705-5907
Alpine stair climber, exercise machine, works great, $10. Call 692-5322.
Kids golf bag w/ (3) irons & (1) wood. For age(s) 5-7. Great condition, barely used! $45 obo. 681-1553
Nautilus Abs Crunch gym quality for the home $50. 451-8704
Junior golf bag used once. $15. 964-7276
Weber BBQ, charcoal grill, 23”, $40, 6822326
Rip Curl wet suite, large, 32 long-john, used very little, $75, 451-7582
Original Schwinn bike, 3 speed, new tire, $70, 687-0273
Women’s and Men’s Ice skates. $10 or under 683-6733
Golf Clubs & Bag. Full set, woods & irons w/ pull cart. New balls & acces. $85 (805) 682-3482.
Free agent Trail Bandit platform bike, like new, brand new tires, bear trap pedals. $125. 636-4816
Ice Skates( Roller Derby) Ladies size 8 $20. 897-0082
Basketball Hoop. Ajustable heights, portable, w/water base. $45 528-3099
Skiis, Boots & Polls. Fisher 707 & Humanic boots (Womens size 7 1/2 med. $30 for all. 897-0082
Bike, men ‘s beach cruiser. Nice. $50. 805722-0342
Weighted Exercise Vest goes up to 40 lbs. Great for strength exercise. Excellent condition. Bought for $150, selling for $40. 805-717-2304.
Men ‘s & Womens ‘ Rosignol skiis, bindings & poles + ski bag. $150. 898-1699. BICYCLE, BOYS/GIRLS, 26”J10 10 SPEED HUFFY. . LIKE NEW. $80. 683-4966. Nordick Track Pro $100. 569-6859
Golf Clubs, bag, woods, titanium irons, complete. $125 967-1715.
Kodak CAROUSEL Transvue Slide Trays, 80 and 140- very good condition, in original boxes, non-smoking environment. $5 898-9716. 35 to sell.
Exercise Bike, dual action. $150. 963-8106
Electronic plastic pellet gun, $100, m83, call 685-0206
Long board cruiser, $120, call 708-5000
Parot Cage $25. 964-5164.
Scroll Saw $60. 964-5164.
Two 1939 lic. plates Worlds Fair. Blue and yellow, CA. $50 ea. No less. 966-4843.
Table Glass- 2 piece, beveled safety glass with chamfered edges, .35’ thick, 5x3, 3x3$60. 705-5290
Bird Musical. $10. 685-2644
chess board, wood casing, ivory board, jade pieces, $150, 966-4843
Treadmill, digital. $100. 963-8106.
Mountain Bike 18 speed Diamond back axis. $100. 684-7752.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Probe clears Toyota electronics of unintended acceleration suspicion NEWS
REUTERS NEWS SERVICE A government probe cleared Toyota Motor Corp's electronics of causing unintended acceleration, a big victory for the world's top automaker as it seeks to recover from the hit it took over runaway vehicle accidents. The findings vindicated Toyota's position that it had identified and fixed the only known safety problems with popular vehicles like the Camry by focusing on mechanical issues with accelerator pedals and the risk that floormats could trap the pedal in the open position. "There is no electronic-based cause for unintended high-speed acceleration in Toyotas," U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement on Tuesday. Toyota's U.S.-traded shares closed 4 percent higher, buoyed by the government findings and the automaker's smaller than expected dip in quarterly earnings and higher sales forecast. The probe by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and NASA engineers followed questions by some safety advocates and lawmakers about whether software-driven throttles and flaws with electronic control systems had also played a role in unintend-
FROM PAGE 3 swell by about 50 percent annually in past years to about 2,000 now, a pace it expects to sustain in coming years. Its new Menlo Park location can house about 3,600 people, executives said. Facebook leased the campus -- the former headquarters of Sun Microsystems which Oracle Corp took over in 2010 -and will begin moving in June or July. The site, a cluster of nine blockish buildings and wide, open spaces wedged between the freeway and the San Francisco Bay, is known locally as "Sun Quentin" for what insiders say is a passing resemblance to the state prison 50 miles north. John Tenanes, Facebook's director of global real estate, offered a more metropolitan analogy for the company's new home at a briefing with reporters at Menlo Park City Hall on Tuesday, noting that the various parts of the campus were
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Feb 3, 7:40 p.m: Authorities arrested four men accused of conspiring to commit a home invasion rob-
ed acceleration complaints. Investigators concluded that most reports of runaway acceleration could be explained by driver error. "What mostly likely happened was pedal misapplication. The driver stepped on the gas instead of the brake, or in addition to the brake," said Ronald Medford, NHTSA's deputy administrator. Steve St. Angelo, a Toyota executive tasked with shoring up quality after last year's recalls, said the automaker hoped the study would "put to rest unsupported speculation" about the safety of Toyota's electronics. "We believe this rigorous scientific analysis by some of America's foremost engineers should further reinforce confidence in the safety of Toyota and Lexus vehicles," he said in a statement. LaHood, who had touched off a panic a year ago by urging Toyota owners with concerns to stop driving them, offered a blanket endorsement on Tuesday. "We feel Toyota vehicles are safe to drive," LaHood said, adding that he recommended to his daughter that she buy a Sienna minivan after she sought his opinion. Although Toyota has cleared a major
connected by a courtyard. "That's how we plan to look at this, like an urban street, or an urban setting. We think this is going to be kind of the glue that holds the buildings and people together," he said. Speaking to reporters after the briefing, Tenanes said the new campus will provide plenty of important amenities, including a fitness center, a basketball court, an auditorium and two cafes. Facebook's move was announced the same day that Web arch-foe Google said it had leased a Frank Gehry-designed office building a stone's throw from the sun-speckled beaches of Santa Monica, near Los Angeles. Google leased the iconic former headquarters of the Chiat/Day advertising agency -- whose giant binoculars-shaped facade is a fixture of travel guide books - in Venice, California, to house part of its own envisioned expansion, with 6,000 people set to join the company's payroll this year.
bery. An undercover investigation was launched after receiving tips that a 35year-old man was receiving stolen property. The man was on active probation and had a history of theft. An informant recorded discussions between himself and the man about stolen jewelry,
hurdle in its ongoing safety saga, analysts cautioned that it would still struggle to win back American consumers who have defected from the brand and its luxury counterpart Lexus. Toyota lost ground in the U.S. market in 2010, its market share fell from 17 percent at the end of 2009 to just over 15 percent in December. "This is certainly going to help Toyota, but it doesn't change the fact that they let these other issues through," said TrueCar.com analyst Jesse Toprak. "They're still going to face difficulties to bring people back to Toyota." Toyota has recalled nearly 16 million vehicles globally since September 2009 when it took the first in a series of measures to fix problems with sticky accelerator pedals and potentially dangerous floormats. The massive recalls in 2009 and 2010 rocked Toyota to its foundations and saw President Akio Toyoda come to Washington a year ago to tell U.S. lawmakers he was "deeply sorry." The automaker has also paid nearly $50 million in penalties to the United States over the timeliness of its recalls, including the floor mat and "sticky pedal" cases.
Competition for talent is heating up in the tech industry, as Facebook and Google try to attract prized engineers and product managers with stock options and perks including free meals. Facebook said it has leased the former Sun headquarters for 15 years, with an option to buy the property in five years. Facebook also purchased a 22-acre tract of land, formerly owned by General Motors, adjacent to its new campus, providing further room for future growth. Facebook, which some expect to go public by 2012, would not disclose financial terms of any of the real estate transactions. Finance chief David Ebersman said the company did not receive any tax breaks as part of its plan to relocate to Menlo Park. Facebook is renovating the interior of one of the buildings on the new campus, which can accommodate about 500 employees, and plans to move some staff into the building in mid-June. firearms, and a plan to break into a house. The man allegedly introduced the informant to a robbery â€œcrewâ€? and made plans to meet on the 4700 block of Calle Real. Three men showed up at the location and were arrested by police. Officers picked up the investigation target at his home later.