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Bed, sales tax are up nearly $1 million each year over year | Page 2
Police seek drug dealer
The Santa Barbara County Sheriffʼs Department is looking for an Isla Vista man suspected of trafficking large quantities of illegal drugs.
Firm takes over tech center
Forcing a dozen businesses and nonprofits to relocate, Santa Barbara-based cloud computing company RightScale leased its new corporate headquarters at 402 E. Gutierrez St., which used to be the Santa Barbara Business & Technology Center.
Masked man hits gas station
A man wearing a blackhood sweatshirt and mask allegedly robbed a Goleta gas station at gunpoint, late Monday night.
DAILY SOUND / Victor Maccharoli
The hustle and bustle of Santa Barbaraʼs downtown State Street corridor is one sure sign that our local tourism economy is rebounding. Another is the cityʼs bed tax revenue which has grown nearly $1 million over last year. The city revealed the new numbers at a budget hearing yesterday. SEE STORY, PAGE 2
City considers fee hike to cover deficit BY NICK C. TONKIN
DAILY SOUND CORRESPONDENT
Still facing budget deficits, the city of Santa Barbara is considering raising fees over the next two years. Three city departments – Water Resources, the Waterfront, and Solid Waste – are considering major fee
increases. Solid Waste is looking at a six percent increase in service charges, partly because the city overestimated the amount of revenues it would take in through its controversial new Food Scraps program. City Finance Director Robert
Samario acknowledged the error at a budget hearing on Tuesday. “This was really our mistake at a staff level,” Samario said. In an effort to get businesses to participate in recycling and food scraps programs, the city gave an 85 percent discount on recycling, food
scraps, and green waste. The plan had been to give the public financial incentives to start recycling. Once programs had been established, the city would start to even out the prices, gradually reducing trash rates and increasing recycling rates. See FEES, page 7
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Budget bright spots
DAILY SOUND / Victor Maccharoli
The cityʼs sales and bed taxes made a stronger showing in Santa Barbaraʼs off-season this year, a sign that tourism might be picking up again.
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Sales and hotel bed tax rise dramatically during off season BY NICK C. TONKIN
DAILY SOUND CORRESPONDENT
The city’s budget forecast has been cloudy for the last few years as revenues shrank. A bright spot, however, has appeared. The city’s sales and bed taxes made a stronger showing in Santa Barbara’s offseason this year, a sign that tourism might be picking up again. The city revealed the numbers at a
budget hearing on Tuesday. A report showed sales tax revenue of $12.3 million, up from $11.4 million last year. The city’s hotel bed tax came in at $9.3 million, up from $8.6 million. City Finance Director Robert Samario estimated that sales tax could finish $690,000 above the budgeted amounts and bed tax could go as high as $1.1 million above projections. Total expected revenues could even See TOURISM, page 6
Tech firm ousts tenants BUSINESS
Cloud computing firm takes have been launched on the over SB Business & RightScale platform for leadTechnology Center. ing organizations such as PBS, Forcing a dozen businesses Harvard University, Zynga and and nonprofits to relocate, Sling Media. The company Santa Barbara-based cloud also has offices in Singapore computing company and London, with more than RightScale leased its new cor150 employees. porate headquarters at 402 E. Gutierrez St., which used to be the Santa Barbara Business & Technology Center. Google exec, CCN host RAY Because of its rapid growth, please crowd with discussion ESTRADA RightScale officials said they of global tech effects need to have all the a 26,336 In a crowd-pleasing appearsquare feet of space, which is nearly ance Monday night at on the Arlington twice the size of the company’s current Theater stage, Google Executive space at 136 W. Canon Perdido St. Chairman Eric Schmidt and CNN host where the firm has been headquartered Fareed Zakaria had little to disagree since 2009. about when it came to how technology The RightScale lease is the largest of is changing the world. its kind by square footage in downtown The pair discussed a range of topics Santa Barbara in more than six years, from Osama Bin Laden’s death to cliHayes Commercial Group officials said. mate change as they sat in easy chairs It’s one of the 20 largest new office on the stage before a not-quit-filled theleases on Santa Barbara County’s South ater with UC Santa Barbara Economic Coast since 2006 when RightScale was Forecast Project Director Peter Rupert, started, they said. who served as moderator. Michael Martz and Steve Hayes of Zakaria seemed to play more the Hayes were hired by RightScale to journalist when he questioned Schmidt’s search for a larger office space to views on climate change and how large accommodate its growth. countries such as China and his native “The emphasis was on Santa Barbara India might curb their industrial polluto allow RightScale to maintain their tion. corporate headquarters in the downtown “They’ve learned it’s the right thing business district,” Martz, said. to do,” Schmidt said. He noted that “However, with limited options of China has found that by cutting polluspaces 25,000 square feet or larger, we tion, its people are dying in fewer numhad to get creative and consider securbers. ing multiple downtown buildings within Schmidt said science shows that cliclose proximity as well as expanding mate change, prompted by greenhouse the search to Carpinteria and Goleta.” gas emissions from industrialization, is The Santa Barbara Business & causing the ocean level to rise around Technology Center had been the master the world. He said it’s not too late to tenant at 402 E. Gutierrez St., which prevent pollution from causing future served as an incubator by offering short- disasters. That remark was a crowd term leases for multiple spaces occupied pleaser to the hundreds in the audience. by small organizations and start-ups. However, Schmidt and Zakaria paid “In the search for large downtown homage to the way social media was office spaces, we became aware that the used in Egypt and other Middle Eastern ownership of 402 E. Gutierrez was open and North African countries to elicit to leasing to a single tenant,” Hayes change recently. said. “The silver lining for the small Schmidt said when countries shut tenants who will be displaced is that the down the Internet to stop an uprising, as recent downturn in the economy has Egypt did earlier this year, after a few created numerous choices for small days they realize it’s hurting their econoffice tenants to consider. There will be omy and turn it back on. This is an a trickledown effect that will allow lots example of just how technology can be, of small spaces to be leased up very he said. quickly.” However, while both Schmidt said RightScale offers an automated cloud the Internet has done much to advance management platform across multiple the flow of information and freedom clouds. More than 2 million servers around the world, “Tanks can stop tech-
nology.” Since joining Google in 2001, Schmidt has made the company into a global leader. He is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology through leadership. Schmidt bluntly said Google tracks a great deal of information about Internet and smartphone users. However, he said, the company won’t use it to follow users as some countries do. One country where the government uses the information to hunt down people is Russia, he said. He said China censors online information about the government, but allows a wide range of discussion on almost any other topic. Zakaria said the war on terror is far from over, but admitted the killing of Bin Laden b U.S. Navy SEALs was a “major turning point. He said while terrorist cells continue to exist, the larger issue how the United States will deal with Pakistan, which allowed or failed to realize Bin Laden was living for years next to that country’s West Point Academy. Billions of dollars in U.S. has been given to Pakistan, but that could change, he said. When the topic turned to science, the two men said U.S. immigration policy is hurting the country because it forces top scientists trained in America’s universities to go back to their native land when their visa runs out.
Hispanic chamber rescheduled business expo for July 21 Because of unforeseen scheduling difficulties, Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Luis Villegas said the group’s upcoming trade show and job fair has been rescheduled for 11: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 in Warren Hall at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Villegas asked businesses to save the date. The event will start with a business luncheon with a featured speaker from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. The trade show will run from 1 to 4 p.m., with a vendor's reception from 4 to 5 p.m.
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DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is looking for an Isla Vista man suspected of trafficking large quantities of illegal drugs. Authorities believe the suspect, Calder Thomas Nold, is armed and dangerous. After a four-month investigation, authorities on May 5 served a search warrant at Nold’s home on the 6600 block of Picasso Road. Nold, 31, was not home at the time. NOLD Narcotics detectives seized cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy, hundreds of prescription pills such as Adderall, Vicodin and muscle relaxers. Authorities also found items used for drug sales, including scales, pay-owe sheets, packaging materials and a 9 mm Beretta handgun with two loaded magazines, Detectives also found $21,000 in cash. The suspect was not home at the time and was likely out of state. Authorities believe he returned recently. Nold faces charges of possession of marijuana for sales and possession of a firearm with controlled substance Detectives said Nold knows that
Lady Gaga is making her way to the popular online social game Farmville, game developer Zynga and Clear Channel Radio said on Tuesday. From May 17 to 26, the 46 million monthly players of Farmville -- who manage a virtual farm where they harvest crops and raise livestock -- will get a neighboring farm called Gagaville. It's all in anticipation of the May 23 release of Gaga's latest album, "Born This Way." Incorporating key themes and story lines from the upcoming album, Farmville players who execute Gaga-themed quests in Gagaville will unlock Clear Channel's digital radio service, iHeartRadio, enabling them to stream select songs from "Born DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT This Way" exclusively in Farmville six days before the general A man wearing a black-hood sweatshirt public. and mask allegedly robbed a Goleta gas station at gunpoint, late Monday night. The employees of the gas station, near Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for the Winchester Canyon exit off Highway $8.5 billion in its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on 101 going northbound, called police about 8:30 p.m. mobile and the Internet to try to best rivals such as Google Inc. Authorities said the suspect entered In a deal that took a month from offer to signing, the software the station through a back door. company outbid Google and Facebook, which sources said offered He pointed the semi-automatic handto partner or buy Skype for $3 billion to $4 billion.
Drugs, weapons and more than $21,000 in cash were discovered in the home of a suspected drug dealer in Isla Vista.
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gun, authorities said, at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect also allegedly pointed the gun at two customers who were inside the gas station The suspect fled form the scene. His whereabouts are still unknown. He is described as in his early 20s, about 5’ 5” to 5’ 7” inches tall, approxi-
mately 130-to-150 pounds, with brown eyes. He was wearing a blue-hooded sweatshirt, blue khaki pants, and a white cloth wrapped around his face, authorities said. Anyone with information related to this crime are asked to contact the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office at (805) 6814150 or the Sheriff’s Anonymous News Line at (805) 681-4171.
Masked robber strikes at gun point
Microsoft to buy Skype
Microsoft's interest in the money-losing, but popular service highlights a need to gain new customers for its Windows and Office software. Skype has 145 million users on average each month and has gained favor among small business users. But investors expressed skepticism over the deal, sending Microsoft shares down 0.62 percent to $25.67. If those losses hold, the software giant's market value -- already exceeded by Apple Inc last year -- will slip behind General Electric Co's and begin to approach IBM's.
CEOs to defend mega-merger
he impact of AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile on competition, pricing and consumer choice will be examined at a congressional hearing on Wednesday where top executives are due to appear. AT&T has touted fewer dropped calls and faster data speeds to entice consumer and policymaker support for its $39-billion bid to take over Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson and T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm are scheduled to appear before the Senate's antitrust subcommittee to defend the deal that would concentrate 80 percent of U.S. wireless contract customers in just two companies -- AT&T/T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
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Santa Barbara’s Laguna Blanca School has appointed a new Head for its Lower School campus in Montecito. Shayne Horan of Houston, Texas will replace Susan Naretto, the Head of the Lower School since 2004. “I am thrilled that Shayne is joining our team and I would like to thank all of our parents, faculty, and board members who played integral roles throughout the worldwide search process,” said Laguna Blanca Headmaster Paul Slocombe. Horan, who currently serves as the Head at an inde-
pendent pre-K through fifth grade school in Houston, will more to Santa Barbara this summer with his vast experience in education accompanying him. With a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational administration, HORAN Horan is familiar with both aspects of the education system. As a teacher, he has taught different grade levels, different subjects and at schools
both public and private. As an administrator, he helped found a private, 72,000square foot K-12 school. As the Head of Lower School at Laguna Blanca, Horan will oversee the education of kindergartners through fourth graders. “The opportunity to join a close-knit community, where education of the whole child is the primary focus, is an educator’s dream,” said Horan, in a prepared statement. “It is an honor and privilege to join this remarkable community, and I look forward to meeting everyone.”
Mississippi crests near record at Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Reuters) — The Mississippi River was cresting at Memphis on Tuesday just inches below the all-time record as the swollen wall of water moved south toward the Gulf of Mexico. The level of the largest river in North America may have reached its peak at 47.87 feet on Tuesday morning in Memphis, and it has dropped since then, according to Andy Sniezak, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. “The river is in the cresting phase, which is good news,” said Steve Shular, spokesman for the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. “But we're still going to have problems for the next several days because the water is so high and it will keep the creeks and tributaries high as well.” Downstream, the U.S. government was preparing to open a second Louisiana spillway to ease the flooding threat to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. A spillway near New Orleans was opened on Monday for the first time since 2008.
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FROM PAGE 2 exceed the budget by $1.2 million by the year’s end. “That’s good news,” Samario said. Kathy Janega-Dykes, president of the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau, said Santa Barbara has seen an uptick in visitors compared to last year. “We do see growth in demand for travel in Santa Barbara,” Janega-Dykes said. JanegaDykes said 2010 saw a 5.1 percent increase in tourism from 2009. January of this year saw an increase of seven percent over last year, nine percent in February, and three percent in March. She said some hotels are getting more
FROM PAGE 5 have been reported in Tennessee or Mississippi from the flooding, but thousands of residents have been evacuated as the flood tide from snow melt and rains in the upper Midwest has pushed the river miles-wide in many spots. In Shelby County about 500 people were in shelters, and several hundred others were staying with friends and family. “They don't call it the Mighty Mississippi for nothing,” said Shular, noting that the swollen river is running hard and fast because of the flood. “We certainly are discouraging people from getting near it and in it.” Shular said many people in kayaks were out in the main channel last night. He noted the dangers of copperheads and water moccasins, both venomous snakes, coming into homes and yards, and that people need to be wary when they return home. Forecasters said weather in Memphis will be sunny and hot over the next couple of days, but thunderstorms were expected on Thursday
reservations. “They are seeing some advance bookings for summer travel,” Janega-Dykes said. “That’s very good news.” Predicting how the tourist season will pan out is still difficult. Janega-Dykes said most hotels are getting short term bookings and people who look for a place on arrival. Visitors are still in bargain hunting mode, looking for deals, keeping room prices flat. Easter saw a rise in visitors from Europe and Janega-Dykes predicted those demographics would be a trend this year as well as an increase in Australians. “We are cautiously optimistic,” Janega Dykes said.
which could stall the receding waters. Since the Mississippi River flood of 1927 that killed some 1,000 people, improvements have been made in flood control with the building of dams and levees, reservoirs and floodways. Those fortifications have held all along the river this year. Melt from the unusually snowy winter saturated many areas of the Midwest and fed nearrecord water levels. Problems were compounded in southern Illinois where the rainswollen Ohio River flowed into the Mississippi from the east. The flooding is hurting farmers. Nearly 3 million acres of farm land in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are flooded or are expected to flood, officials said. About 500,000 acres of Mississippi Delta farmland were under water, according to Andy Prosser, head of marketing at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. He said the rising waters were delaying fuel and supply shipments to farmers because some highways were impassable.
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Santa Barbara Cty Council members Dale Francisco and Michael Self review the city budget at a recent council meeting.
FROM PAGE 1 The city had hoped to generate revenue from the programs by reducing the amount of trash put into the county landfill and subject to county tipping fees. But questions have been raised about the viability of the food scraps program and the discovery that city staff had overestimated the amount of revenue brought in by $600,000. Samario said the raises are also the result of the department getting hit by both rising expenditures and unexpected revenue losses. The department must keep rates in line with the consumer price index which is expected to have a 1.27 percent increase. It will also need $150,000 to maintain a methane gas collection system near Elings Park. The department also had $450,000 worth of franchise fees transferred to the general fund. A large part of the department’s problems stemmed from the economic downturn, Samario said. While revenues spiked when the new rates were implemented, they continued to decline afterwards. Samario said that had been the trend before the rate change and said that while the city’s investigating any effect that might have had, the recession reduced demand. “There’s more generation, more sales, more business and they’re generating more trash so more services are needed,” Samario said. “When things are poor, like they are today, things contract and revenues go down.” Other departments, while not faced with the same controversies as Solid Waste, still scrambled to make ends meet. Rebecca Bjork, Water Resources division manager, said both water and waste water funds were coming up short. Both have meter sales as their dominate source of revenue and both have fallen short despite conservative
projections. The Water department had projected to sell 13,800 acre feet of water (one acre foot is 325,851 gallons of water), but only sold 13,200, forcing the department to dip into the reserves for $5 million. Bjork said operational costs tend to be fixed. The greatest variability comes from capital programs which are necessary to maintain pipelines and other infrastructure. The department is proposing a 3.5 percent increase to avoid dipping into reserves. Bjork estimated that the water bill for an average family is $63 a month. The rate change would increase to $65. “We’re quite in the norm for cost,” Bjork said. Bjork said the waste water increase would run about four percent. The average household usage would rise from $34 to $35. Scott Riedman, Waterfront Business manager, said the harbor would be increasing slip (harbor docking station) transfer fees by $25 a foot and a three percent increase in slip fees in 2012 Riedman estimate this would bring in an additional $134,000 2012.
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Valle Verde offers excellent benefits including medical/dental/vision, vacation/sick and more! Interested applicants may pick up applications in Human Resources, 900 Calle de los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; email resumes to email@example.com or fax to 805-682-1055. No phone calls please. Valle Verde is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TIMBERLINE SURFBOARDS at 626 East Gutierrez St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 County of Santa Barbara; Raphael Wolfe Inc.(1824 Grand Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93103), This business is conducted by a Corporation (Signed:)Raphael Wolfe. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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) Kathy Miller. FBN Number: 2011-0001448. PUBLISHED MAY 11, 18, 25, JUNE 1 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MENNEN CONSULTING at 1824 Grand Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 County of Santa Barbara; Mikaela Mennen(SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:)Mikaela Mennen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 14, 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) Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 20110001194. PUBLISHED MAY 11, 18, 25, JUNE 1 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FRANKLY RANKED at 5597 Esplanada Ave. Santa Maria, CA 93455 County of Santa Barbara; Ethan Franck(SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:)Ethan Faranck. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 13, 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) Chavez. FBN Number: 2011-0001177. PUBLISHED MAY 11, 18, 25, JUNE 1 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LIQUID CHI KOMBUCHA at 5392 Hollister Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 County of Santa Barbara; Peter Donovan(3664 San Pedro Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93105), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:)Peter DonovanThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 02, 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: 20110001372. PUBLISHED MAY 4, 11, 18, 25 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CREATIVE DRYWALL WORKS at 5573 Huntington Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 County of Santa Barbara; Michael D. Thomas, Jennifer C Thomas(SAME), This business is conducted by a Husband and Wifel (Signed:) Michael Dee ThomasThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 25, 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) Thomas Pearson. FBN Number: 20110001285. PUBLISHED APR 27, MAY 4, 11, 18 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STUDIO SO DESIGNS at 760 Casiano Dr. Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93105 County of Santa Barbara; Brian So(SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:) Brian SoThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 26, 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) Thomas Pearson. FBN Number: 20110001292. PUBLISHED APR 27, MAY 4, 11, 18 2011 NAME CHANGES
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO: 3619
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3619 for the Mission Creek Fish Passage Project, Phase 1 will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “Mission Creek Fish Passage Project, Phase 1, Bid No. 3619".
The concrete portion of the Mission Creek flood control channel is a significant fish passage barrier. The concrete lined portion of the channel currently prevents steelhead from migrating upstream. The purpose of the Mission Creek Fish Passage project is to modify/retrofit the existing concrete flood control channel to allow steelhead trout to migrate upstream without reducing channel conveyance capacity. The project generally consists of providing construction stormwater pollution control; traffic control; demolition and removal of concrete channel sections; construction of 1250 linear feet of 4’ x 3.5’ reinforced concrete fishway channel; fish pockets; excavation; structural backfill; maintenance ramp construction. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: Insert improvements per plans and specs. The Engineer’s estimate is $1,267,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the David Gephard Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The plans and specifications for this Project may be viewed online at CyberCopy’s Website (www.cybercopyusa.com) under the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room. To obtain a copy of the plans and specifications for this Project and become a registered plan holder, download a Bid Package Request Form from the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room site above by clicking on the Project or by calling Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The City’s contact for this project is Thomas Conti P.E., Project Engineer, 805-564-5383. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the City’s website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/Purchasing/Projects/.
Bidders are advised that this project has Federal funds included and the Contractor shall agree to all requirements, conditions, and provisions set forth in the specification book issued for bidding purposes entitled “Proposal and Contract.” Attention is directed to the appendices of the “Proposal and Contract” specification book for grant requirements, federal requirements, permit requirements and conditions, as well as documents required to be submitted with this proposal request. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Attention is directed to the Federal minimum wage rate requirements in Appendix H of the specification book entitled “Proposal and Contract.” Addenda to modify the Federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to holders of the “Proposal and Contract” specification books. Future effective general prevailing wage rates, which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations, are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and Subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The City of Santa Barbara will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes “helper” (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and Subcontractors, the Contractor and Subcontractors shall pay not less than the Federal Minimum wage rate which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question. Per California Civil Code Section 3247, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work.
The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier's check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid bond total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work.
The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder.
Bidders are also advised that there is a goal specified for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) for this contract of 8%. Bidders must meet this goal or demonstrate that adequate good faith efforts to meet this goal have been made as outlined appendix E. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
_________________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED May 7, 11, 14 2011 Daily Sound
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ART & ENTERTAINMENT
Brand New Coffee Table books, Santa Barbara Pics and Interior Design, $25 for both. 252-0941 Albums and record for sale, Rock n Roll books and VHS tapes. Call Mike 284-4359
DVD, Justified Season 1, 3 discs, $20, 5691714
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.. 455-9057 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ansel Adams framed photo of a tree in winter. Classic, peaceful. 2ft x 3ft. $50. 9652495.
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
FREE. Up to 4 lines. Items priced up to $125. Private parties only. O NE item per household. To place or remove a listing, please email email@example.com or call 564-6001.
HP Printing Mailbox w/cartridges. $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.
AUTHENTIC RETRO BEN WALLACE XXL RED DETROIT PISTONS JERSEY. $20 805 636 3550
Play Station 2: Super controllers, Mem card, IR Remote, 12 top action games: Only $125 for ALL!! 805-886-5090 Lv Msg
SIZE 12 MENʼS UGG SLIPPERS EXPRESSO BROWN. BRAND NEW. $45 CALL 637-7391
Flat screen TV 14” 2006 $60. 805-4034620
BRAND NEW MEN'S CITZEN WATCH, ORIG. $500 WILL SELL FOR $125, 957-4636
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.
Marantz double-cassette deck with doby HX Pro and 5-CD player, $35 each. 6364987 Dundee radio, am/fm, 1 and 2, $60, Lee, 448-2154 Canon MP 520, 3 in 1 printer, unused in box, $75 OBO, 969-6540
PENTAX K1000 w/ 50f2 lense: strong & reliable. $125. 252-9902
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
CEILING FAN w/light - $30 call 967-2799 attractive small fan w/6 blades and light
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.
Tiffany style leaded hand made lamp shade, stained glass, $89, 455-6201
Moroccan mirror, 5 ft. long, metal, $75, 805-698-3742
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.
FUTON- frame and white mattress........55” wide, 30” high back rest.........$75....... 692-9258 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
Bedside Table made by Ikea 19 by 14 Two drawer Good condition. $35. Please call 963-6045. In SB Bedside Table made by Ikea 19 by 14 Two drawer Good condition. $35. Please call 963-6045. In SB
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
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
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
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
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.
PRESENTATION BOTTLE OF WATER FROM THE SB DESALINIZATION PLANT. $50. CALL 280-8709.
CA LICENSE PLATE, 1947, yellow and black, $100 no less, 966-4843
TILES, 100 HAND PAINTED MEXICAN TILES, 4” X 4”, BLUE AND WHITE FLORAL PATTERN, $35, 684-5339
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.
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
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
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
Hide A Bed, Good Condition, tan color, $70 801-0134
10” REFLECTOR bowl for indirect lighting lamp $5.00 OBO. 879-5560.
Barstools, set of 3, like new, white rodiron with blue cover seats, can be repainted or recovered. $125 for all 3. 685-0168.
3 Kids Umbrella Strollers: Great Condition! 2 in Blue & 1 in Pink color. Simple. Lightweight. $10-$15. CALL 637-8127
Desk, fair condition, solid wood, $40, 805722-0342
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
Black Swirl Stool w/ back and paddded seat. $20 OBO. 966-6805.
ORIGINAL DRAFTING TABLE, 3' TALL, 6' WIDE X 3.9” DEEP, WITH DEEP DRAWER (3' DEEP X 54” WIDE), WOULD MAKE GREAT WORK BENCH, $150, 805745-8989 METEORITE--NWA869 STONY 60 GRAMS FROM SAHARA $65 ---453-2067 TODD ENGLISH NON CSTICK CERAMIC FRYING PANS, NEW $40, 965-8280
WETSUIT: Xcel infiniti 4/3 full suit boys’ size 14. Xlnt cond. $95, Call 805 698 3532
Upward motor, 3.5 horsepower, SearsRoebuck, needs work, $25, 964-7276
BUFFER for stainless steel and copper. electric. $40. 895-7501
Kodak CAROUSEL Transvue Slide Trays, 80 and 140- very good condition, in original boxes, non-smoking environment. $5 898-9716. 35 to sell.
Parot Cage $25. 964-5164.
Electronic plastic pellet gun, $100, m83, call 685-0206 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
OUTDOOR & EXERCISE
1960’s Classic Schwinn 3-speed, perfect condition. $125 Call John 965-2052.
3 station gym, 400 lbs. of weights, will haul, $150, brand new, 259-9744
Bicycle, beach cruiser, condition, $65, 683-2274
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
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
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Easy Sudoku Puzzles, Book 2
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‘Ladder’ is one rung short BOOKS
BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER THE BOOKWORM SEZ
All along the wall, sitting on a shelf, and tucked in a book are some things that Mom says are precious. And you get to look at them sometimes. They are pictures, some taken of you and some taken before you were born. There you are as a tiny baby. There’s Dad when he was your size, and Mom at a long-ago birthday party. And there’s Grandpa from olden times, and a smiling grandma you never knew. What was she like? You wonder, and when a little girl has a chance to find out, she takes a “Ladder to the Moon”, as you’ll see in the new book by Maya Soetoro-Ng, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Suhaila always wondered what Grandma Annie was like. Suhaila’s mama said that Grandma Annie was soft and full, just like the moon. Later that night, Suhaila was lying in bed when she looked skyward and wondered some more about Grandma Annie. And then, as she was thinking hard and listening to crickets, a ladder appeared at her window, followed by two magical shoes. It was Grandma Annie, and she reached out to Suhaila. Together, they climbed the golden ladder up to the moon, sat down and got comfortable, and listened to the voices coming from the earth. And they watched. When a fifty-foot wave swept onto the land, Grandma Annie pulled the people by their fingertips onto the moon, where it was safe. But she tasted other troubles, and when the earth swayed, she called to a pair of sisters trapped on a tower. Once the sisters were safe, they told Suhaila and Annie that there was so much to do: fires needed tending and gardens needed to be planted. Grandma Annie told Suhaila that they could do it, if they built bridges between people. They could stop wars, too, and they could make people happy.
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Up on the moon, Suhaila knew more and saw more than she’d ever known or seen before. But she also knew Mama missed her, and it was time to go home again… Got a big dreamer in your life? Then “Ladder to the Moon” might go over well, but I thought it was one strange little book. Based loosely on the relationship she wishes her daughter could have had with her mother, Maya Soetoro-Ng tells the story of a little girl who goes on a dreamvisit with her grandmother, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro. That part of
this book is adorable. Really, who hasn’t wished to spend time with an intriguing relative they never got a chance to know? But once the story takes off, it scatters into several barely-cohesive pieces and then ends abruptly, which left me feeling like there were pages missing (there weren’t). Perhaps my adult sensibilities got in the way, but this book - though beautifully illustrated by Yuyi Morales – just seemed too disjointed. Kids ages 5 to 7 may enjoy this story, but I’m not sure parents will. For them, “Ladder to the Moon” may be one rung short.
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