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After a shift to the political right on the Santa Barbara City Council, at least two liberal Democrats have emerged as candidates for the November election. Cathy Murillo, a longtime journalist for the Santa Barbara Independent and KCSB, and Deborah Schwartz, city planning

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commissioner and daughter of former county supervisor Naomi Schwartz, are planning to run for the council. They are looking to challenge conservative incumbents Dale Francisco and Michael Self – and if successful – tip the power back to the liberals. Former councilwoman Iya Falcone is also mulling a run,


according to multiple sources. Murillo and Schwartz are the first two to formally state their plans to run, in what is expected to be a high stakes, contentious battle for power at City Hall. Since the City Council appointed Randy Rowse to replace Das Williams, the council has quickly moved to the right. From banning new bulb-outs on Chapala Street to


tying up an affordable housing project on upper State Street, the council has veered far from the days when Williams and Schneider set the tone at City Hall. It is unclear whether Rowse, who is serving out the last year of Williams’ term, will seek election in November, although most politicos privately expect that he will. See CANDIDATES, page 7


Pacific Capital comeback

Pacific Capital Bancorp’s earnings report states that the company will offer more home loans and will bring back many jobs lost during the economic downturn.

State mulls city audits

After receiving four dozen tips about suspect financial practices in local governments, Controller John Chiang seeks help from lawmakers to check the books.

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City Parking Lot 10 will be closed until the end of April to improve the structure’s stability during an earthquake. Construction on other lots will start shortly after.

City Parking Lot 10 closed for repairs until April



With the Film Festival no more than a few hours old, the metal fences and “No Parking” signs sprang up around City Lot 10, the parking structure next to the Metro 4 which screened the majority of films.

Drivers trying to enter the structure on Ortega or Anacapa streets find signs in green letters pointing them away. Pedestrians trying to cut through the structure are greeted with the same metal fences and the rattle of power tools inside. The 4-story, 546-space garage is closed for seismic upgrades until

the end of April. The current construction is designed to strengthen the connections between the beams and columns of the structure to better survive an earthquake. Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider said the updates are long overdue. Any disruption to the downtown

business scene is unfortunate, but she noted the city has taken every precaution to ease the pain. “In the long run this will help us tremendously in terms of maintaining a safe parking lot,” Schneider said. Santa Barbara Superintendent of See PARKING, page 4


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With Wednesday’s announcement of its earnings report, officials at the largest bank holding company in the region said they are gearing up to offer more home loans while bringing back almost 200 jobs that were cut in the last two years. With its total assets down more than $1 billion from a year ago, Santa Barbara-based Pacific Capital Bancorp on Wednesday reported net income of $20.8 million for the three-month period that ended Dec. 31 and $25.7 million for the four months since the closing of the $500 million investment from Ford Financial Fund, L.P. in August. Even though company officials have played it down, Pacific Capital, which owns Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and six other regional banks, has been embattled during the past three years, mostly because of bad commercial loans. Some 315 employees lost their jobs. The company suffered hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. Until last month Nasdaq was considering delisting the company from its stock index which would have been a demoralizing blow. Pacific Capital also took $180 million in federal Troubled Asset Recovery Program, or TARP, funds which it could not pay back.

“That’s all in the past,” bank President George Leis told the Daily Sound. “We’ve hired back 105 employees since September and plan to hire another 80.” He said about half of the employees who lost their jobs were hired back, but not everyone who left will return to the company. Leis said the bank is hiring back employees because there is a growing need in the market for more jumbo, single-family home loans. The company pulled back on such lending because of the economy. But it is getting ready to offer many more such loans, he said. “We are pleased with the results Pacific Capital Bancorp has achieved over the past four months,” said Carl B. Webb, chief executive officer, in a prepared statement. “Following the completion of our recapitalization transactions, we have resumed our position as the premier community banking franchise along the Central Coast of California. Webb became CEO when the $500 million rescue was announced. He said the company has returned to the basic community banking principles that it was built upon, is in a position to “fully serve the financial services needs of our customers with a broad array of lending, depository and wealth management products and services.”

In the fourth quarter of 2010, Pacific Capital had its shareholders rights offering, which raised $76.4 million, and completed its 1-for-100 reverse stock split of its common stock, reducing the number of outstanding shares from about 3.29 billion to some 32.9 million. Chief Financial Officer Mark Olsen said Pacific Capital exceeds the ratios required to be considered “well capitalized” under generally applicable regulatory guidelines. Tier 1 leverage capital ratios were 9.2 percent and 10.3 percent. Texas billionaire banker Gerald Ford, of Ford Financial Fund, L.P., rode to the rescue Aug. 31 when his company became the majority owner of Pacific Capital through a with his half-billion-dollar investment. Ford said he cut a deal with Treasury officials to pay back only a fraction of the TARP funds Pacific Capital received. Pacific Capital was required to account for Ford’s transaction using the acquisition method of accounting and applied “push down accounting” based on authoritative accounting guidance. The company was required to allocate the aggregate purchase price of $500 million to the assets, liabilities and non-controlling interests of the Pacific Capital based on their fair values.

financial abuses by local governments, seizing upon a scandal involving a city official pulling in nearly $800,000 a year in pay, and he is calling for its prompt review. "This will allow me to go in and check to see if the books are as they state," Chiang told Reuters in a phone interview. Chiang, who is sponsoring the bills, said the legislation would help pry

open the books of local governments suspected of financial abuses or mismanagement, a concern that gained momentum in California after the pay practices of the city of Bell came to light last year. That led to prosecutors accusing eight current and former officials in Bell, a blue-collar city of 40,000 near Los Angeles, of fleecing its taxpayers See AUDITS, page 12

California mulls aggressive audits of city finances amid scandals BY JIM CHRISTIE


California's controller said on Wednesday he has received more than four dozen tips about suspect financial practices by local governments and will ask the state legislature for power to open up cities' books. A group of California lawmakers has unveiled a package of bills to help State Controller John Chiang uncover


DUI checkpoints this weekend: Police

DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT The Santa Barbara Police Department will hold DUI checkpoints this Friday and Sunday. The police department will also check motorists for valid driver’s licenses as well. The checkpoints will be from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on both nights. Friday February 11, 2011 6 pm to 2 am The Santa Barbara Police Department encourages everyone to drink responsibly,

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pre-arrange for a ride home, designate a driver and understand that every officer will be diligently looking for the impaired driver. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The department encourages everyone to report the suspected impaired driver by calling 911.



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Wounded Rep. Giffords speaking again: reports

Representative Gabrielle Giffords has begun to regain her speech a month after being shot in the head in an assassination attempt, and has even requested toast for breakfast, her spokesman said on Wednesday. "She is speaking more and more with each passing day, most recently asking for toast," said spokesman C.J. Karamargin. "The congresswoman is working very hard and clearly it's paying off." Giffords' accomplishment is the latest milestone in a recovery her doctors have called miraculous. The Arizona lawmaker was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8. Six people, including a federal judge, were killed and 12 others were wounded in the attack. Jared Loughner has been accused in the shootings. Giffords, 40, has been recovering at TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, where "she is undergoing a rigorous therapy program," Karamargin said.

NC man guilty of terrorism

The leader of a small militant group in North Carolina pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to carry out acts of terrorism overseas and scheming to helping other militants, the Justice Department said. Daniel Boyd, 40, and seven others were first indicted in 2009 for training and seeking to carry out attacks in places like Kosovo, Jordan and the Gaza Strip. He is the first from the group to plead guilty. "This case proves how our world is changing. Terrorists are no longer only from foreign countries but also citizens who live within our own borders," U.S. Attorney George Holding said in a statement after the hearing in U.S. District Court in New Bern, North Carolina. Boyd, a U.S. citizen who also went by the name Saifullah, is set to be sentenced in May and faces up to life in prison. His two sons, Zakariya and Dylan, were also charged in the case.


An item and headline in John Dickson's The Restaurant Guy column in Tuesday's edition contained inaccuracies. Cafe Buenos Aires has not been sold to Petros or anybody else and it is operating as usual under the direction of its owner Wally Ronchietto. The restaurant is open for business. The Daily Sound regrets the error.

FROM PAGE 1 Parking Victor Garza agreed. He said most of the city’s downtown garages were built in the 80s. Since then building codes have changed, and the lots require updates. The Central Library lot and the Lobero lot were retrofitted in the 90s. After Lot 10 is finished, work will begin on a section of the Lobero garage. A beam running across the decks will be reinforced. Garza said this work is not as extensive and estimates the 238-space lot will only be closed for three or four weeks. Those lots won’t be the last either. City Lot 2, across from Paseo Nuevo on Canon Perdido Street, is due for similar upgrades in February of 2012. The closure is timed to coincide with the city’s least busy season—after the holidays and film festival but before Memorial Day. Garza is confident that Cushman Contracting, the company in charge of the construction, will finish on time. He said that keeping the lot open during the upgrades would’ve doubled the cost and length of construction. Businesses are bracing for a displacement of more than vehicles, but aren’t expecting anything catastrophic. Randy Rowse, Santa Barbara City Council member and owner of the Paradise Café at the corner of Ortega and Anacapa streets, said he’s been doing business before that lot was there and hopes it won’t have much of an effect. Rowse said that people like to park close to their destinations, but downtown isn’t that big. “It does affect us,” Rowse said. “But people do seem to adjust.” The city has placed signs directing

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traffic to City Lot 11, located one block down. Rowse also pointed out the City Hall lot is available to the public after 5 p.m. as is the commuter lot on Cota Street. He added that his staff will help customers who call the restaurant directly to find parking. Customers aren’t predicting any earthshaking changes to their habits either. Downtown shopper Jackie Quinn happened to park in Lot 11 Wednesday, but said she normally goes in Lot 10. She thinks the lot’s central

location will make the closure hectic with its proximity to the Metro 4 movie theater, restaurants and the Farmer’s Market. But she’s also a realist about safety upgrades. “If it has to be done, it has to be done,” Quinn laughed. “I’ll just have to start walking downtown more.” Though work is only three days in, Garza said parking downtown has adjusted well. “People are finding places to park and the other lots aren’t filling up,” Garza said.

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I think I have the answer to the raging bench controversy on State Street. Here's what the city should do. Whenever pesky panhandlers are caught soliciting your money for nothing, (you can tell them apart from the government and Wall Street panhandlers because they have better shoes), the following measures should be taken. They should be given showers, made to wear suits and forced to sit through two weeks of City Council and Planning Commission meetings without falling asleep. If that effort is successful, they can have this job and I will go sit on the benches. Most of us writers are crummy panhandlers, though, because early rock n' roll, played at beer-mug shattering volume, ruined our ability to hear quotes correctly. You'll know a writer panhandling on the streets: "Hey buddy, can you spare a rhyme?" *** Speaking of those days, one of our professors, who looked a lot like Snoop Dogg, used to tell us that in the future there will be two kinds of people - those who are on television and those who aren't. Turns out that Prof. Snoop Dogg was right. Idiots, thieves, pundits, politicians and actors are sprinkled with magic dust when they get on TV or in movies, and we

give them magical powers. We elect them to office and hang on their every word on everything from vitamins to world peace.

I was at a writers' conference recently and a top literary agent announced that good writing is no longer a factor for most publishers in choosing which non-fiction books are chosen for publication. Forget MIKE spending all that annoying time getBOWKER ting a journalism degree - just get on TV and you too can become a top-selling author (as long as a real writer writes it for you). To paraphrase Gordon Gekko, "it's about exposure kid, the rest is just conversation." But, what the heck, where ya gonna sell books on State Street anyway? *** I ran into some hope for the future last week at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, (which was a terrific success, by the way, hats off to everyone over there)

though. Her name is Sofie LeBow and as a journalist, she was articulate, energetic and fearless. She is also 12 years old and works for the Santa Barbara Teen News Network, and is under the tutelage of Trixie , the Network CFO. She and her mates, Billy Spencer and Ashley Almada, worked press row like pros, interviewing Nicole Kidman and the rest of the celebrities. My favorite moment of the film festival came when Sofie said earnestly: "You're lucky to be next to us during these interviews, we go pretty deep." Bravo Sofie. That's more than I can say for the publishing industry these days.

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Like most Americans, I'm always looking for the Next Big Thing, that one gadget, business idea or hot new software application that just might punch my ticket to fabulous wealth, even if achieving this level of success involves very little actual work. For as the old expression goes, "Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." Although, come to think of it, if you look around the pest control department at Home Depot, the mousetrap market still seems to be dominated by the familiar spring-loaded design that hasn't changed for 100 years. So maybe the expression itself needs a little updating, possibly by replacing the "mousetrap" part with something more accurate, like "Design a razor with even more blades," or "Find another foodstuff to wrap in bacon - ice cream, maybe?" Sadly, to date my efforts at discovering that groundbreaking item or idea have come to naught. Instead, I've mainly wound up kicking myself, wondering how come I wasn't the first to think of a simple concept like Silly Bandz, why I never came up with the idea for updating Jane Austen's novels by adding zombies, or why I didn't design an iPhone game where birds using catapults hurl themselves at structures protecting eggstealing pigs. Duh, it seems so obvious! The latest hugely successful new idea I

certainly should have thought up first is Groupon, the website offering daily discounts at a range of retailers, restaurants, movie theaters and other service providers. The way Groupon works is, people sign up for emails with a different special offer every day - a Malaysian restaurant today, yoga classes tomorrow, skydiving lessons the day after, etc. The discounts are usually more than half off the regular price, but have to be paid for ahead of time, and then expire and become MALCOLM worthless if they're not FLESCHNER redeemed by a certain date. The genius of Groupon is that it capitalizes on two powerful strains in American consumer culture: one, the willingness to talk ourselves into buying practically anything with a huge discount attached; and two, laziness. Because the not-surprising secret about the company is that an estimated 20-30 percent of the Groupons people purchase never get redeemed. So while a $25 discount on $50 worth of back waxing at Max's Manscaping Megamart may seem like a great deal at the time, the reality is

that about a quarter of that particular Groupon’s buyers will never set foot - or any other body part, for that matter - in the waxing salon, leaving them $25 poorer and with nothing to show for it besides the abandoned dream of a smooth, hairless back for summer. Of course, Groupon isn't the first company to capitalize on consumer lethargy. For the better part of two decades, Blockbuster Video grew into a multibillion dollar enterprise almost entirely thanks to the late fees grudgingly forked over by lazy, forgetful and stoned customers. One former Blockbuster CEO reportedly named his yacht "The SS Ashton," claiming he was able to purchase the 85-foot sloop from the late fees on "Dude, Where's My Car?" videos alone. Since then, however, retail video stores have hit hard times, owing mostly to competition from Netflix and its superior business model. Because unlike video stores, which traditionally charge customers exorbitant late fees for overdue videos, many of which would sit for weeks, unwatched, on the livingroom coffee table, the founders of Netflix hit upon the genius idea to have customers pay a flat, monthly rate so that their videos could sit for weeks, unwatched, on the livingroom coffee table. But the grand prize for making money off

of lazy, slacker customers would have to go to the gift card industry. There's a good reason why retailers are always hawking gift cards so aggressively. Actually, more like 8 billion reasons, since that's roughly how much Americans spend every year on gift cards that are never used, whether because the cards are misplaced, forgotten about or simply unwanted in the first place ("A thirty dollar gift card from Urban Outfitters? Gee, thanks, Grandma! What's that? It's not Urban Outfitters? Oh, Turban Outfitters… great.") That's $8 billion a year we put in retailers' pockets for the privilege of buying and holding on to a bunch of gift cards like they're collectors' items from the Franklin Mint. "Ooh, you have a $100 Best Buy gift card from 2008? Hang on to that - it might be worth something someday!" So I guess my idea needs to be yet another way to capitalize on our combination of self-delusion and laziness. Hmm, some sort of enterprise that is almost entirely pointless, but that people can still persuade themselves into believing is a worthwhile use of their time. I’ve got it! But wait – oh no, Mark Zuckerburg beat me to it! Today only, Malcolm is offering fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime deals on emails at


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FROM PAGE 1 Rattled by the appointment of Rowse, the Santa Barbara Democratic Party is looking to get behind solid candidates who make strong runs for the seats. “We encourage any Democrats running for City Council to make their intentions of running known early, early, early,” said Daraka Larimore-Hall, a UCSB doctoral student and chairman of the local party. The party plans to make its endorsements as early as April, much sooner than the filing deadline in mid-August. “I think it is an important election for

Santa Barbara,” Larimore-Hall said. “It’s key that we stop allowing one set of loud voices in the community define the whole city’s agenda.” Murillo has been out since early January expressing her intentions to run for a seat. She believes her knowledge of the community gives her an edge. She said watching the council interview 45 candidates to replace Williams made her think about what she could bring to the city.

Cathy Murillo “I want to continue the work that I have always done as a writer and video-maker, and that it is connecting people to important

city issues that impact people in a meaningful way,” Murillo said. “I want to be the kind of City Council member who is out and about in the community.” Murillo said her knowledge of local issues obtained through her more than a decade of reporting and community involvement has helped prepare her for City Hall. She once spent a night undercover at Casa Esperanza, she said, to get a better understanding of what happens on the ground. She said she would not be a council person who governs from City Hall. Instead, she would immerse herself among the people and the neighborhoods. “I would like to see the parks back in


shape and I have this fantasy of seeing the libraries open all hours,” Murillo said. Murillo said after-school programs for at-risk kids are also high on her priority list. Murillo, who is CATHY MURRILLO married to community activist and former council candidate David Pritchett, said she plans to run a vigorous

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SPAS & POOL SERVICE at 925 Spring St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 County of Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Spas & Pool Service (SAME) This business is conducted by a Corporation (Signed:) Christy Calder Baeza. 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 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: 2011-0000346. Published Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE ART OF MARKETING at 425 E. Arrellaga St. Sant6a Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Barbara; Rob Turner (SAME) This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Rob Turner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on JAN 20, 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: 2011-0000226. Published, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 2011.

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Actress Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles jewelry store, but was warned not to "push her luck" with any further slipups. Dressed all in white for a brief court appearance, Lohan, 24, was charged with a single count of felony grand theft. If convicted, the "Mean Girls" star could be sent to prison for up to three years, prosecutors say. Lohan is accused of walking out of a Los Angeles jewelry store without paying for a gold designer necklace in January -- just three weeks after ending her fifth stint in drug and alcohol rehab in three years. Lohan lawyer entered the not guilty plea for the actress in front of a packed courtroom and cameras televising the hearing. Friends have said Lohan believed the necklace, which has been returned

to police, was on loan. Lohan, who was dressed in a longsleeved white dress and sat calmly during the hearing, later posted bail of $20,000 and left the courthouse by a side door, media reports said. Wednesday's felony grand theft charge was the most serious allegation yet against the actress in more than three years of failed drug tests, brief spells in jail and missed court appearances. "You are no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck," judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan, saying the felony charge carried more severe punishment than her previous offenses. Lohan is still on probation for a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession offense that has halted her once promising Hollywood movie career. If convicted of the theft charge, she would also be in violation of probation, which would mean even more jail time for the troubled actress.

In early January, she completed a court-ordered three month stint in rehab and appeared to have renounced a former lifestyle that revolved around night clubs and partying. Lohan also faces possible criminal charges for an alleged attack on a worker while in her recent rehab at the Betty Ford Center in southern California. That case is under review by prosecutors. The actress made her name as an 11year-old in the Disney movie "The Parent Trap" and went on to have hits with "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie Fully Loaded". But her seemingly constant legal troubles have prevented Lohan from reviving her career. Her latest stint in rehab cost her the lead role in a planned movie about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace. Her last movie, the action comedy "Machete" released in September 2010, made just $26.6 million at U.S. box offices.

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YouTube page, where Bieber famously overtook the sneezing pandas and cute kitties singing a cover of Chris Brown's "With You," the film follows the trajectory of its main man's career from behind his kiddie drum kit to the mighty Madison Square Garden stage, which, incidentally, was sold out in a mere 22 minutes. Along the way we meet his young, devout Christian single mom, Pattie (who gave birth to The Bieb when she was all of 18) and his baby-faced manager, Scooter Braun, not to mention several of his more famous, early adherents, including Usher and prolific producer Antonio "L.A." Reid, who in the remarkably self-possessed Bieber saw a musical Macaulay Culkin.

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Setting out to demonstrate that overnight sensations deserve respect too, Justin Bieber should make believers out of all but the most hardened of skeptics with "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," which opens Friday. An energetic 3D portrait of the global superstar as a down-to-earth teen from small-town Canada, the 105-minute documentary works overtime (by about 10 minutes too long) to change his perception from fluke Internet phenom to the hardest working 16-year-old on the planet. And it generally succeeds, too, thanks to a visually energetic approach by director Jon Chu that keeps all the obligatory

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Happy Birthday: You can have it all or let your emotions get involved and lose. There is no room to go back and start over. There is so much you can gain if you are smart and stick to what does work. Don't let the little things take up too much of your time; it's the big picture that counts in the end this year. Your numbers are 7, 10, 12, 21, 26, 30, 41 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take care of any red tape, rules or regulations before you move forward. Don't let your emotions lead you in a direction that will be difficult to change if your plans get unexpectedly altered. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You'll be emotional, causing you to miss out on something great if you are stubborn or unreasonable. Let others make their own mistakes and focus on doing your best, getting ahead, learning, traveling and engaging in conversations about the future. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have more going for you than you think and can make a difference to the outcome of your future by aggressively going after your goals now. A financial gain will help you make a crucial decision that influences your personal life. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't be nonproductive because you are surprised or in denial about something going on around you. You must shake yourself off and proceed to a new plan of action that ensures success. Start moving. 4 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need a change of scenery. Mental stimulation will get you thinking and you can make some interesting changes. Do the research required to ensure your success. A relationship you have with someone will try your patience. 2 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Have more fun. Collaborating with others will stimulate your mind and get you moving in new directions. Love is in the stars and you can make positive changes to your current relationship or meet someone new who will fit into your lifestyle. 5 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Pick your battles. Make sure you surround yourself with compatible people who understand what you are aspiring to achieve. Positive support will lead to your success. Don't let negative influences infiltrate your game plan. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Outsiders will have a better perspective on what you are up against and what you want than those closest to you. When it comes to your home and family, your vision will be cloudy and your insight totally off-center. Refrain from moving forward if you are uncertain. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):



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FROM PAGE 7 campaign and raise the necessary funds to win a seat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am here to offer my experience with local government, my creativity, which I think will be huge with making budget decisions, and my interpersonal skills.â&#x20AC;? Murillo said she plans to start knocking on doors this Spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am bringing a passion to this,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would look forward to everyday waking up and doing city of Santa Barbara business.â&#x20AC;? Pritchett does not plan to run for council again because he recently took a job that requires him to travel often outside of Santa Barbara. Schwarz has served nearly two years on the planning commission. A former director of external affairs for a Bay Area telecommunications company, Schwartz said she can also bring fiscal expertise to the city. She said that dozens of people have approached her urging her to run. Schwartz runs a consulting firm for nonprofits, and has politics in her blood. She said her mother is a role model.


FROM PAGE 2 of $5.5 million by lavishing excessive compensation on themselves. "I'm hoping Bell is an outlier but unfortunately there are instances for concern. We've received over 50 tips about cities' finances that may require further review and investigation," Chiang said. California's state government must close a budget gap of more than $25 billion and local officials are also facing deficits -- raising the prospect of pay cuts for public employees, furloughs, layoffs and reduced public services. Bell's former city manager had been paid $787,000 a year, nearly twice the salary of President Barack Obama, and a number of city council members were receiving nearly

half when it outscored the visitors 41-31. Brooke Berry collected eight points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Vaqueros, who won the rebound battle 45-34 but had six more turnovers (25-19). Janelle Wong added nine points on three 3-pointers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played a really good first half and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t defend the 3 in the second,â&#x20AC;? said coach Sandrine Krul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrating that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put two good halves together.â&#x20AC;? SBCC takes on Oxnard on Saturday in a home game at 7 p.m. The Vaquerosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final home appearance of the regular season will be Wednesday against Hancock.

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$100,000 a year for part-time work. Chiang said the package of bills, if it becomes law, would help his office more easily uncover situations similar to that in Bell, which came to light through media accounts. Chiang said his office must currently wait on annual reports of local finances to show irregularities, or for local offices to invite auditors to inspect their books. Bell's interim city manager gave Chiang permission to delve into the city's finances, which led the controller's office to conclude in September that Bell had virtually no financial controls. Among the bills in the legislative package is one that would allow the controller's office to audit local governments it deems to be at high risk for financial abuse, fraud and mismanagement.


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