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Man holds up Goleta bank
Authorities are searching for man, wearing a cap resembling a yarmulke, who allegedly robbed a Goleta branch of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Friday morning.
Retail spots could be filled
Some commercial real estate brokers say attending a recent trade conference has encouraged them to believe they can soon fill the remaining empty storefronts in one of Santa Barbaraʼs most high-profile districts.
Group accepts photo entries
Santa Barbara artists set up for I Madonnari chalk festival this weekend See story on page 2
Dons move to semifinals Goleta leaders see
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Joy Davis works Friday in front of the Old Mission on her chalk painting of a mother and child from Nepal. This is Davisʼ fourth year in the festival. The 25th annual celebration, with booths and music, opens to the public at 10 a.m. today and runs through Monday. About 25,000 visitors are expected to attend over the Memorial Day weekend.
Santa Barbara Highʼs Danny Zandona pitches against HarvardWestlake in a CIF Division 2 quarterfinal game Friday at Eddie Mathews Field.
The Hospice of Santa Barbaraʼs Leigh Block Gallery is accepting submissions until June 10 of photographic works inspired by illness, mourning and end-of-life.
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good in ‘Good Land’ BY NICK C. TONKIN
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Despite recent layoff announcements by Raytheon, unemployment in Goleta remains at less than five percent and the city appears poised for growth in the summer and beyond. With a stable budget, expanding economy, and a recent courtroom victory, city manager Dan Singer said recently that the upcoming year held promise. Many Goleta’s companies such as FLIR, Deckers Outdoor and
Yardi, are planning expansions and adding jobs. Singer said at a recent state of the city event that in 2012 the city will receive an income boost when its revenue agreement with the county changes, allowing it to keep its hotel bed tax and a larger percent of its sales tax. That bump translates to a $17.7 million revenue projection for the 2012-13 fiscal year, well above the $14.3 projected for 2011-12 and going above the previous high of See FINANCES, page 4
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Three-day chalk event coincides with Old Mission’s anniversary
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Tom Meaney (above), who has shown off his work in every I Maddonari festival, works on this yearʼs drawing Friday at the steps of the Old Mission in Santa Barbara. Tents and tables for vendors were also being set up as artists got an early start on their chalk paintings.
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Delphine Louie massages the face of the Virgin Mary, making sure her skin is the right tone and her hair is the correct color. Louie looks back and forth between her artwork the piece of art she is referencing, anxious to make it look just so. “It symbolizes the Madonna looking over her community,” Louie said of her Mission-sponsored, steps-adjacent painting, her chalk-stained hands gesturing to the bottom of her square, to the other artists in the distance, to the lawn and the rose garden. The images adorning the asphalt outside of the Mission are not mirages. They can actually be “chalked” up to this weekend’s 25th annual I Madonnari Festival, a chance for artists – “madonnaris” and their aficionados alike to share in the event’s colorful sidewalk creations. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Tens of thousands of people from all around the world are expected to attend the weekend festival.
‘It’s not often that you get to see a work of art being created. I’m excited about it. I love it. It’s home. It’s what I look forward to all year.’
– JAY SCHWARTZ, I MADONNARI ARTIST
Louie and her partner-in-painting, Jane Durand, are among the hundreds of artists expected to participate in this year’s festival, which happens to coincide with the 225th anniversary of the Mission. Some squares away from Louie and Durand, Tom Meaney, this year’s featured artist, is hard at work painting his own Madonna, but with a twist: Meaney is incorporating paintings of his own children into the image. A self-described “architect by day,” Meaney is a 25-year veteran of the festival. “The fun part for me is just doing it,” he said. “People get to share in the [artistic] process and [artists] get to share with other artists. It’s fun to be in this position.”
Joy Lynn, a professional painter in her fourth year at the festival, agreed. “It’s more about the experience and interacting with people,” she said. “There’s definitely an energy to this place.” Painting a Nepali mother and her child – based on a real photo she herself took and her interpretation of the Madonna concept – Lynn said that there is something distinctly unique about street art. “You can’t get too attached to it,” she said. Louie and Durand agreed. “That’s the charm of it,” Durand said. “It’s part of the performance.” The impermanence, Louie said, “is the whole reason we do it.” “In life,” she said, “this is how it is. See DRAWINGS, page 12
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In comparison to stocks, the bond market is largely inefficient and there are tremendous opportunities for investors to be taken advantage of. While there is an electronic system to trade bonds, a lot of transactions are done over the phone via negotiations. Letâ€™s investigate the recent trades that took place for one bond and see how 5 percent was made in 19 minutes (made by the broker that is). See the Exhibit: Bond Transaction Detail to review all the trades that took place on May 10 for this CA General Obligation bond â€“ two sales to customers, five purchases from customers and three transactions between dealers. The two transactions that are most interesting are the ones that took place at 12:50 p.m. and 1:09 p.m., just 19 minutes apart. A broker purchased a bond from a customer and turned around and sold it to another customer â€Ś with a total mark up of 5 percent. Undoubtedly, neither party knew the commissions being built into the transaction, a customer usually only sees the small â€œticket chargeâ€? (probably thinking they got a good deal when in reality, not so much). This has been the reality of the retail bond market for years, endless stories about how people think they are only paying small transaction fees but to find out through a little research it was really hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of mark-ups they never saw. Understanding how the bond market works is the first step to getting yourself better deals on your transactions. In simple terms, bonds are bought and sold between dealers and investors. The price
erally is not seen as Source: Bloomberg Cusip 13062PBP6 illustrated above. â€˘ Choose a firm that uses multiple Narrowing that â€œspreadâ€? as much as possible is highly important but the trick buying services across different dealers. If you are buying bonds from one custois know how and where to do it. dian (even a â€œdiscount brokerâ€?), you are Letâ€™s go back to the exhibit to see generally only seeing their inventory where this bond â€œtrades.â€? For this day, and their mark-up. where nothing special in the world â€˘ Agency and principal transactions occurred, the average purchase from a can give you the best dealsâ€Śbut you customer was $96.92. The average sale will generally only find these in fee to a customer was $100.43 for a pricing based and institutional relationships difference of 3.6 percent (representing where they shop the entire market and commissions). The â€œinter-dealerâ€? transâ€œstock your selvesâ€? directly without paractions averaged $97.66, this is the ticipating in any spreads. â€œwholesaleâ€? pricing that the dealers â€˘ Ride your broker by cross checking were charging to one another. So not the transactions before and after. unlike any other store, each broker creThough this is not a lot of fun. But you ates â€œinventory,â€? just like canned goods can go to online sources such as on a shelf and then a â€œmark-upâ€? occurs www.investinginbonds.com and you can so they can make a profit. see your specific trade and cross check We are not saying that the brokerage it against the dealer pricing. world should be a non-profit organizaBuying and selling bonds is not as tion but sometimes this gets out of hand. easy as stocks and the costs in doing so Here are some ways to getting better can be high if you are not careful. If you deals (getting closer to the inter-dealer are actively trading bonds, you have to pricing). watch for the â€œhaircutâ€? that is occurring on both sides of the transaction. â€˘ Seek a fee-based relationship vs. commission. Since a fee is earned, there Submit questions or subscribe to our is no incentive to mark the bonds up, complimentary newsletter at thus you often get a number very close firstname.lastname@example.org. to â€œinter-dealerâ€? pricing.
Several South Coast commercial real estate brokers say attending a recent trade conference has encouraged them to believe they can soon fill the remaining empty storefronts in Santa Barbaraâ€™s most high-profile commercial district. At the International Council of Shopping Centersâ€™ real estate tradeshow in Las Vegas, Santa Barbara-based Hayes Commercial Group officials said the activity and tone at the conference
reflected growing optimism in the retail sector. Michael Martz, Kristopher Roth, and Pamela Scott of Hayes Commercial Group attended the Global Retail Real Estate Convention May 22 to 25. â€œHaving been to this show for so many years in a row, we have witnessed first-hand the ebb and flow of activity through the current economic cycle,â€? Martz said. â€œAfter two or three years of
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weathering the storm, retailers are now looking to expand, and they are focusing on proven trade areas and coastal markets like ours.â€? The â€œebb and flowâ€? Martz described can be seen locally on Santa Barbaraâ€™s State Street, which was bustling five years ago, only to see retailers flee and leave dozens of empty store fronts during the recession. Today, only one or See BUSINESS, page 5
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Group offers fridge pick-up
The South County Energy Efficiency Partnership (SCEEP) is hosting a free refrigerator pick-up day June 4. Residents and businesses in South Santa Barbara County that want to replace their older working refrigerator or freezer with a more energy-efficient appliance or dispose of a spare are encouraged to register. To participate in the pick-up, residents and businesses should go to www.SCEEP.org to register or call 1-800-234-9722. For more information, call at (805) 687-3322.
Senators against mortgage law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Close to 40 senators have signed a letter they plan to send to regulators on Friday in which they contend the rule will make it harder for credit-worthy borrowers to get homes. The Dodd-Frank law takes aim at widespread criticism that lending standards became too lax in the run up to the 2007-2009 financial crisis because loans were bundled together and sold as securities. Critics argue that the originator of the loan or the firm creating the security had little stake in whether the loan performed because it was being sold to investors. In response, the law requires the securitizer to hold onto 5 percent of the loans being securitized so they have a stake in the loan’s performance, or “skin in the game.” Mortgages that meet strict underwriting standards, however, are exempted from this risk retention requirement. These exempted loans are known as Qualified Residential Mortgages (QRM). In March, regulators released a proposed rule that would require these exempt home loans to have, among other standards, a 20 percent down payment. In their letter, the senators argue the underwriting standards regulators have developed go beyond what Congress intended and will make it harder for many borrowers to get a home loan. The lending industry and consumer advocates have also criticized the rule as being too strict in a rare moment of agreement over how the Dodd-Frank law should be implemented.
Joplin tornado toll rises to 132
Joplin, Mo. (Reuters) – The death toll from the tornado that tore through Joplin Sunday rose to 132 on Friday after six more victims were identified, Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said. The tornado, the deadliest single twister in the U.S. since 1947, injured more than 900 people, though officials said that figure could be higher because some people did not got to hospitals. Some 156 people were still unaccounted for on Friday, as dozens were confirmed alive, six were determined to be dead and others were reported missing and added to the list of names authorities had released on Thursday, officials said.
Authorities are searching for man who allegedly robbed a branch of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Friday morning. The suspect was described as a 20-40 year old man of average build. He is described as being between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-2, and wearing a dark blue suit and a cap similar to a yarmulke. Around 10 a.m witnesses described seeing a man walk into the bank at the 5000 block of Hollister Avenue, in the Magnolia Shopping Center and threaten
$16.5 million in 2007. “Our economic conditions are definitely stabilizing,” Singer said. Singer noted that this could be a potential double-edged sword. Sales and bed taxes are more sensitive to ripples in the economy and future downturns could have a larger impact to the city. He said keeping the city efficient would be critical to offset any changes in the future but believed the city is ready for it. “We are still a very lean and mean organization,” Singer said.
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the teller for an undisclosed amount of money. The man was given the cash and walked out. No one was hurt as a result of the robbery. An eyewitness reported seeing a person resembling the suspect at the nearby Heritage House, a senior citizens home. The suspect was not found there or in the surrounding area. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department at 681-4150 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 681-4171.
The suspect allegedly walked into the bank and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
‘We are still a very lean and mean organization.’
– GOLETA CITY MANAGER DAN SINGER ON THE CITYʼS ECONOMIC CONDITION
The city also chalked up a win on the social front two weeks ago when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of Daniel Guggenheim, owner of Rancho Mobile Home Estates, a rentcontrolled mobile home park. After incorporating in 2002, the city voted to keep the same rent control ordinance that the county had adopted.
Guggenheim, hoping to repeal the decades-old ordinance, sued the city and after an appeals court loss in December, took his case to the Supreme Court. The justices’ refusal to hear the case effectively upheld a city’s right to protect residents from uncontrolled rent increases. Goleta Mayor Margaret Connell See RDA FUNDS, page 12
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Love Fox Vintage offers Foxy finds at Foxy prices Faith Mickler, a local Santa Barbara resident, teamed with Benicia Smith to create Love Fox Vintage. After a year of being located in Ventura, they have decided to bring the unique vintage store to Santa Barbara. When asked why they decided on this type of store, both Mickler and Smith stated that they “have had a passion for vintage for as long as they can remember. It has always been their dream to open a store.” Their friendship began two years ago while working for the Santa Barbara school district, specifically focusing on children with Autism. After a year they decided to become business partners. Says Mickler, “It has been a great adventure and we are excited for our new store front. After the success of the Ventura store we canʼt wait to see our future.” Love Fox is an Indie Boutique that specializes in fashion forward vintage and “pretty things” at reasonable prices. They also buy, sell, and trade on-trend clothing and accessories. Starting in early June, Love Fox will be found at 7 West Haley and State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. For more information, go to www.lovefoxvintage.blogspot.com or become a fan on Facebook. To reach Mickler or Smith, email at email@example.com.
Adagio Salon re-opens its doors under new ownership Adagio Salon has recently changed hands and welcomed its new owner, Cynthia Story. The salon has been in business for six years and is best known for offering non-toxic hair colorings, in addition to many other services. Formerly owned by Carissa Turley, Story officially became the proprietor on May 1st, 2011, and will re-open the doors to the public on June 1, 2011. Located at 328 E. Carrillo Street, the new Adagio Salon will offer non-toxic hair color, haircuts, lymphatic drainage, infra-red sauna, ionic footbaths, massage, barefoot massage, and healthy life-style retreats. Says
Story, “Adagio Salon is committed to reducing our daily toxic load for a long, healthy life.” For more information call 805-882-1150.
Night Out, mobile guide to nightlife and entertainment, is enhanced and released Dusty Stutsman, co-founder of SBmenus.com, and partners Bryan Brand, Dave Flaherty and Scott Roush, have re-released their Night Out iPhone app. It was first launched in January of 2010, but has recently been redeveloped with many new features, along with an updated version of the companion website. The new version provides users with immediate, easy to use deals, and access to elaborate information. Added to the original version with focused on food and drink menus, the new version also includes daily drink specials, links to cab companies, turn-by-turn directions, exclusive discounts, in-depth reviews, virtual tours and photo galleries. Accessible on the Night Out website and mobile app, the video and photos allow users to know what to expect from each venue, ensuring a successful night out, every night. The reviews highlight venue-specific characteristics such as expected attire, most popular drink, and notable decor. Users can also rate hotspots by dragging a finger across the iPhone screen to select the number of martini glasses they think each establishment deserves. These latest features now make Night Out the most comprehensive guide to Santa Barbaraʼs bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. “Night Out will change the way you spend your nights,” says Stutsman. “Now when you want to go out, you can make plans with more options, more quickly, and youʼll save money.” Complete with bar, restaurant, nightclub, and taxi listings, the site also includes HD videos, Photos, a blog, Facebook and Twitter integration, and the list will continue to grow. For more information, visit www.nightout.com.
Flea markets and the lure of stuff ANTIQUES
Some of us are “stuff” people. I see many of my “stuff” friends at the flea market, at Alpha’s, at the Assistance League Bargain Box and at the Goodwill. What kind of people are “stuff” people? Why do I buy other people’s used stuff? What exactly does a flea market mean, aside from the French origination in the 19th Century, the Marches Aux Puces? Check out the new book, “Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things” by Psychiatrists Frost and Steletee, the first scientists to study the hold that stuff has on people, even to the point of pathology. Does my stuff own me, or do I own my stuff? Stuff can become a problem. I have been appraising stuff in peoples’ homes for 26 years and almost every year I encounter a real bona fide hoarder, which is one end of the disease. But what about us “stuff” people who are compelled to haunt the “thrifts” and the “fleas?” What exactly are we looking for? As quoted in May 15’s The New York Times, Dr. Michael Prokopow, who teaches a course called “Stuff” at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto says, “for most people who go on these ritualized scavenger hunts, looking for something that they may not know exists, it is a kind of pilgrim’s progress through the detritus of the past.” He solemnly explains that those of us who search for stuff that “flea markets proliferate a volume of goods needing to be sold and people who are hungry – emotionally and aesthetically – to sort out the meaning of life.” Wow, that’s depressing. But maybe
two spaces are empty on each block of State Street. Hayes brokers predict activity will continue to slowly improve into 2012. “Our current State Street listings are seeing activity and offers,” Martz said. “We expect that most of the vacancy on the 900 block will be absorbed by year’s end.” Martz said attendance at the conference has not have to the 50,000 range seen in 2006 and 2007. However, more than 30,000 attendees this year saw more than 1,000 exhibitors spread across 1.4 million square feet of convention space. “This year’s conference confirms
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there’s another most delicate, nostalgic reason for loving the Fleas. The economy, for one. For another, “stuff” people don’t want to dress or decorate like other people, for example, those people who buy stuff from ELIZABETH the big box stores STEWART and the banal strip malls of life. That’s new junk, not real junk. Those places are too predictable, too boring. “Stuff” people like to scavenge; we like the unpredictability, we love the carnival atmosphere, and we love the competition of the hunt. I guess we are, in fact, looking for liveliness, if not exactly looking for the meaning of life. I hold that “stuff” people don’t really use, nor need, their stuff. They just like it around, maybe because it triggers a memory. One of my fellow hunters loves to collect old lunchboxes, bringing her back to childhood. Another collects silk scarves, her affordable luxury. Another collects old typewriters, his useless throwback sculpture. Another gent collects old vacuum tubes, those antique radio bulbs. Why? Because there’s meaning in these things. Stuff people can say to others – “I’m the type of guy who collects old electronics,” or, “I’m the type of gal who wears old cowboy boots.” Our stuff sends other people a message about us. We are unique. And finally, thrift and flea market
that the local activity we saw at the end of 2010 was not a fluke,” said Roth who, along with the other retail specialists at Hayes, completed 17 retail transactions on State Street in 2010. Scott said she is RAY seeing more activiESTRADA ty from stores that sell groceries, fastfood, cell-phones, drugs and general merchandise, which are looking to gain a foothold on the Central Coast. “I had several meetings with retailers who have identified Santa Barbara, San Luis
shopping is communal. It’s a ritual which can’t be done while ordering stuff online, or buying stuff in line in a Costco or at Wal-Mart. Finding something “almost thrown away” can also have an heroic feel – “stuff” people rescue things. We assert our personal taste in a very public setting, and we don’t need technology for a few hours. In fact, we openly pine for the simpler days as we buy those ancient 20-year-old outmoded, outdated and anachronistic things. I “saved” a pair of men’s size-12 white patent leather platform disco shoes at the Goodwill. I can’t wear them, but I saved their life. That’s nostalgia, not mental illness, don’t you think? It’s about respecting the life of “stuff.” Finally, I love the performance aspect of the flea market setting. I am performing a ritual hunt towards becoming unique. I am looking for something no one else has, I tell myself (not that no one else wants – that’s too realistic). I will be different after I buy this stuff; I will be wearing my uniqueness. Call me crazy, but did I tell you about the yellow vase? An older lady told me that the high point of her life was finding her mother’s yellow vase at a flea market, one that her mother had to abandon fleeing the Nazis. She knew it was her mom’s by the unique crack it bore. There’s a message about the meaning of stuff in that story. Please email me at ElizabethAppraisals@gmail.com or call me at (805) 895-5005 with your “stuff” questions, and check out my new website, www.ElizabethAppraisals.com.
Obispo and Ventura Counties as target areas,” she said. “We will be working to find them sites for late 2011 and early 2012 openings.” If the activity at this year’s conference in Las Vegas can be viewed as a barometer of the broader retail markets, expect to see several new storefronts opening for business on the South Coast and in the tri-county area in the coming year, Hayes officials said.
******* California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is scheduled to speak at the graduation ceremonies of the Southern California Institute of Law at 3 p.m. June 11 at the Granada, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara. See SPEAKER, page 6
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The entertaining “Pirates of the Caribbean” series is strengthened by its interest in the spiritual world. From the curse of the Aztec gold, to the beating heart removed and locked away for safe keeping, to the journey into the afterlife, and scores of other spiritual and supernatural allusions to vessels and creatures in the first three films, this fourth film of the franchise continues the tradition. Weaving mythology with the occult and Christianity with politics, the adventure continues for the charming pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Directing the fourth film in the series is Rob Marshall (“Nine,” “Chicago”). Though this is his first time directing a Pirates film, the writing of Ted Elliot and Terry Rosso continues to bring depth and insight to both characters and plots. Having written all the films in the series, the twists and turns of the tales are evolving into an art form. Touching the deeper longings of their viewers, the writing duo takes us into the world of myth and religion by focusing on the quest for the fountain of youth. This quest for unending life is central to human desire but it also has political implications and individual motivations. These are seen clearly in the various characters of the tale. In the case of Angelica (Penelope Cruz), her only desire is to save the soul of her evil father, the brutal Pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Blackbeard’s power was legendary. Able to control the rigging of his ship with diabolical effect, his crew were zombie masters of the occult. But when Angelica reunites with her
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father, she stops him from taking the life of a Christian missionary, Philip (Sam Claflin). We won’t spoil how he becomes a central part of the tale, but his presence creates both a backdrop for the other motives and intentions as well as demonstrates the power of love to redeem. A familiar character from past “Pirates of the Caribbean” films is Capt. Sparrow’s archnemesis, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). But in this chapter of the ongoing tale, Barbossa is far more set on vengeance for what Blackbeard did to him than either his struggle with Sparrow or the opportunity for perpetual youth. In addition to the theology and actions of the Spaniards, perhaps the most intriguing figure in the film is the mermaid Syrena (Astrid BergesFrisbey). Embodying the varied folklore concerning these half-women/halffish creatures, Syrena is an intriguing character. Suggesting that her mermaid tears have power as Chinese mythology suggests, and that she can lure sailors to their death with her song only to devour
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them as English mythology asserts, Syrena and Philip’s relationship is intentionally perplexing on both a mythical and theological level. Resolutely uncommitted to anything, Capt. Sparrow is the personification of the films. Though in love, he leaves his beloved and rejects even the commitments of love. This is true of the film’s mythical and spiritual leanings as well as the pirates’ choice of lifestyle, making this a true Pirate’s tale as sung in the Disney attraction: “A pirate’s life for me.”
DISCUSSION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN THIS FILM:
1. When the Spaniards declare that eternal life is not found through a fountain, what do you understand them to mean? 2. At the end of the film, when Syrena takes Philip with her into the deep, what do you believe happens? In some mythical stories of mermaids, there is an underwater kingdom in which sailors kissed by a mermaid can live without drowning. Do you believe this is the point of the scene or is it something else? Why do you answer as you do? 3. The decision made by Blackbeard is assumed by Capt. Sparrow when he offered Angelica and Blackbeard the chalices. It demonstrated an evil that would take life from even his own daughter. Have you ever met such evil? How did you survive or escape it?
Cinema In Focus is a social and spiritual movie commentary. Hal Conklin is former mayor of Santa Barbara and Denny Wayman is pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara. For more reviews: www.cinemainfocus.com.
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SB takes 7-2 win at home
DAILY SOUND / James Sinclair
Santa Barbaraʼs Cameron Gniadek slides around a tag in the sixth inning of the Donsʼ 7-2 win Friday over Harvard-Westlake at Eddie Matthews Field. The team travels Tuesday to face Mission Viejo.
The Santa Barbara High School baseball team scored in every inning but one to back pitcher Danny Zandona, as the Dons took down Harvard-Westlake 7-2 in a CIF Division 2 quarterfinal game. The Dons (23-6) will travel Tuesday to face Mission Viejo in the semifinals, and the winner will play for the championship Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Spencer Fraker, Lucas Benenati and
Zandona each hit solo home runs early on in the game. Fraker finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Cameron Gniadek had three hits and scored twice. Zandona went the distance for the Dons, scattering six hits while striking out nine. The Dons have not been in the CIF championship game since 2000.
The Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Leigh Block Gallery is currently accepting submissions of photographic works inspired by illness, mourning and end-of-life. The submissions, which are due by 4:30 p.m. June 10, must include a cover letter, an up-todate resume and the images or proposed work on a disk. Individuals and groups are both permitted to submit. The Hospice’s Art Review Committee can
select up to four entries for each exhibition, which will be available to view for about three months. The Committee is looking for “creativity, aesthetics and appropriateness of concept.” Since the Gallery opened in June of last year, six exhibitions have been featured. For more information, including details on submissions, visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org.
Hospice seeks photo submissions
– James Sinclair, Correspondent
– Lyz Hoffman, Correspondent
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