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A year ago, the Milpas Community Association began to shake up City Hall from the outside. This November, the neighborhood advocacy organization could shake it up from the inside. The group’s top two leaders, Sharon Byrne and Sebastian Aldana, are both running for Santa Barbara City Council, in a move that could have major ramifications for the outcome of the race. Already, the conservative incumbents and their backers are coming apart at the seams over Byrne’s entry into the race. Aldana on Wednesday submitted 195 signatures to the City Clerk’s office in an attempt to qualify for the ballot. Byrne plans to submit her signatures today. Aldana’s entry into the race is the latest challenge for the conservative slate of incumbents. Dale Francisco, Randy Rowse and Michael Self are all running for re-election. The three, Self and Francisco in particular, have spent much of the last two years working with Byrne and Aldana on Eastside problems, such as rampant homelessness, gang crime and graffiti. Byrne and Aldana have been closely aligned with the incumbents, but they also they believe City Hall has not acted fast enough. They want their chance to lead. Conservatives believe that Byrne and Aldana may take votes away from the conservative incumbents, and allow the liberal Democrat slate to swoop into office. “My feeling about Sharon is that she is running against the people who supported her,” said political activist Jim Westby, who supports the conservative slate. “Those were her friends and supporters and now she is turning around and running See CANDIDATES, page 16


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Kuresh Dadla (left), with his daughter Alifya, live in one of the 200 units at the La Sumida Gardens complex off of Hollister Avenue in Goleta. They say a string of sexual assaults in the city and the complex are putting the family on edge.



The wave of sexual assaults in Goleta and at the La Sumida Gardens apartment complex has residents on edge. Some of them are even wondering whether they should move out of the 200-unit apartment building. The 200-unit apartment building features a heated pool, children’s playground, spa and finely manicured landscape gardens, all of which are kept in good condition. It’s near a school, church and plant nursery. When something in the apartment breaks, the property manager is quick to fix it. But the calm of this serene neighborhood has been shattered. A break-in and sexual assault last Saturday, the latest of four such incidents within one mile of the area has rattled the community. Kuresh Dadla and his daughter Alifya said safety’s become a big concern since they heard about the three incidents at Sumida. “We liked to live here before but now we’re scared with those three break-ins,”

‘By default we assume that it’s a safe city to live in and all that. And you expect that you can get that level of security when you pay [$1,600] for an apartment.’


Kuresh Dadla said. At first, Kuresh said he’d been impressed with the apartments. Alifya had heard about a prowler when she moved in more than six months ago, but back then it seemed like an isolated incident. But not anymore. Alifya said the break-ins have come as a shock to many residents. There aren’t many single residents, most are families and worried about their children. The Dadlas aren’t taking a sit and wait approach though. They’re planning on asking about getting a gate installed on the complex and hiring some security guards. “By default we assume that it’s a safe city to live in and all that,” Alifya Dadla

said. “And you expect that you can get that level of security when you pay [$1,600] for an apartment.” Other residents are thinking of taking it a step further and moving out. Alma Medina has been living with her family and children in Sumida Gardens since its completion in 2009. She gets along well with the people in the apartments and likes the amenities. But the break-ins have worried her. While she doesn’t live alone, she has children. She’s had the screen broken off of her kitchen window. While nothing else had happened, it’s enough to make Medina consider a move. “I have kids, and I have a daughter too, and she’s 16 so I’m worried,” See APARTMENTS, page 14

I heard yesterday on the news A few years earlier, I had been that we are in danger of falling into hired to write a book on health care a second recession. reform with U.S. Senators Bob Dole I have a question. When did the and Richard Gephardt. first one end? Did I miss someThey were both political heavything? People throughout the counhitters in those days and they figtry have lost their jobs, homes, ured that by working together, we IRAs and now much of their hope. might actually create a blueprint for So what’s the economic plan, Stan? health care reform that could help Anybody? Barack? John? Mitt? millions of Americans. Harry? Michele? Then, Sen. Dole decided to run I am not seeing any politician for President. He pulled out of the MIKE inspiring much hope. project, fearing that if he had a plan, BOWKER No one, Democrat or Republican, Bill Clinton’s people could go on has come forward with anything that resemthe offense and attack it. Without a plan, there bles a cohesive plan to put America back to is nothing for the opposition to attack. He work. actually told us that. But, there is a reason for that. I learned a We wrote the book anyway. Dole and long time ago that many politicians feel plans Gephardt contributed ideas and wrote nice are for suckers. blurbs on the back cover, and then-Senate Ten years ago I worked in the Capitol Majority Leader Tip O’Neill wrote the Building in Sacramento and was asked to be Foreword, but it did not have the energy it part of a small team in charge of spinning the needed without them as co-authors. I believe, California energy crisis for State Assembly humbly of course, that the blueprint we ended members. If you remember, voters were mad up presenting in the book, called “The Health as hornets at skyrocketing energy costs and Care Solution,” would stand up today. But, it the fallout was threatening the careers of the was a plan, and plans in politics, as we know, Assembly members. unfortunately, are for suckers. Our task – this merry band of speechwritOn the other hand, Dole didn’t win, and ers and spin-makers – was to make sure the Congress and the Prez aren’t winning the heat from the fallout continued to be aimed at hearts of Americans right now either. It’s time Gov. Gray Davis and not at the Assembly. for all of them to re-think their strategy. They As long as the Governor continued to bear need to find some courage and work together the brunt of voter anger, we were to put forth to publicly design and execute an inspired no plan of action. Instead, we were to send and workable economic plan that will restore out press releases to the media boasting about faith and hope in this country. ‘actions’ the State Legislature was taking, Right now, frustration in the U.S. is at an which, in reality, didn’t amount to anything. all-time high, but most Americans feel we The word was that while Davis twisted in can’t do anything about it. It’s why we play the wind, the Assembly would duck and Angry Birds. See, we are really blasting the cover. inept and corruptive influences in Congress The “no plan” strategy worked like a not the little birds. Well, OK, maybe that’s a charm. The confused Davis ultimately went stretch. But you have to admit it’s not a horridown in flames and the Assembly members ble metaphor. Angry Voters; maybe that’s the escaped, relatively unscathed. next game we should be playing. Both Democrats and Republicans particiSee you at the Savoy. pated in the “no plan” strategy. I resigned Michael Bowker is a prize-winning author from that role early on. I happen to like plans. of 12 books, including a plan for reforming Anyway, that wasn’t the first time I had education in America. He writes weekly for come across the ‘no plan’ strategy in politics. the Daily Sound.

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Food trucks gain traction in local landscape BY JEREMY NISEN


In the shadows of the traditional Fiesta spirit, four players in Santa Barbara’s burgeoning food truck arena – along with some Friday Saturday Monday Sunday local bands – decided last Saturday Old Spanish Days needed an injection from the mobile food trends along with the thousands of cracked cascarones. While the crowds never came close to the average human density seen at the established Fiesta venues, the food trucks were all blessed with ample lines of people waiting for food, and Seasonal AM Clouds, Patchy Seasonal Warmer Morning Fog Temperatures Temperatures a boisterous crowd gathered to hear the likes of False Puppet, a band comprising local high school students whose stage pres62/77° 59/75° 60/76° 59/77° ence, musical competence, and ability to work the crowd were far beyond their age. DAILY SOUND / Jeremy Nisen Including Saturday’s Food Truck Fiesta, there have been Green & Tasty was one of the four Santa Barbara-area food trucks that three such events to date, where local mobile food vendors gath- participated in last weekendʼs Food Truck Fiesta on lower State Street. See FOOD, page 9 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Arizona Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal and overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state’s tough law cracking down on illegal immigrants. The law, signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in April to all. Most said that the funds they received BY ELISE CLEMENTS 2010, requires police to check the immigration status of anyone DAILY SOUND STAFF WRITER The arts infuse multiple aspects of the were similar to past years, though some they detained and suspected was in the country illegally. At a time when the word “recession” community – they are a cornerstone of said that money grew scarce around 2008 A federal judge blocked that provision and other key parts just before the law was to take effect in July last year. A U.S. has become old hat, Santa Barbara con- education, provide inspiring entertain- with the economic downturn. Regardless, organizations have appeals court upheld that ruling, prompting the state’s appeal to tinues to breathe life into the community ment, and bolster the economy. through the arts. Every organization contacted by The scrounged up funding and continue to the Supreme Court. The City Council approved nearly Daily Sound expressed unanimous liven the community with education and Other provisions put on hold require immigrants to carry their papers at all times and ban people without proper docu- $430,000 in funding to various art pro- thanks to the commission for the fund- entertainment. grams, projects and festivals for the 2012 ing, and acknowledged the effort put Cay Sanchez, executive director for ments from soliciting for work in public places. Art From Scrap, said that her organiza“I am hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will choose to fiscal year during Tuesday’s city council forth during tough times. “They really do a great deal to support tion continues to educate about 13,000 take this case and issue much-needed clarity for states such as meeting. More than 70 organizations applied artists and arts organizations in Santa kids a year on environmental issues. Arizona that are grappling with the significant human and for a piece of the grant money, and the Barbara,” said Kathy Koury, executive “Staff works harder,” she said, “they financial costs of illegal immigration,” Brewer said. The Obama administration had sued, challenging the law on Santa Barbara Arts Commission, which director of the Children’s Creative end up taking on two or three jobs.” the grounds it improperly interfered with the federal immigra- oversees the applications, awarded funds Project. See ORGANIZATION, page 8 tion system. The judge and appeals courts agreed.


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MEMPHIS (Reuters) – The female principal of a small Christian school in Memphis was found dead on Wednesday and a 17-year-old male student was in custody, police said. Suzette York, 49, was the principal of Memphis Junior Academy, a Seventh-Day Adventist affiliated school with 64 students ranging from kindergarten through the 11th grade. Sgt. Karen Rudolph, public information officer for the Memphis Police Department, said York was “in a classroom when she was killed by a 17-year-old student.” But Rudolph said the investigation was still going on and no charges had yet been filed. York, who also taught at the school, was pronounced dead after officers arrived on the scene at 11:25 a.m., she said. Rudolph declined to comment on local media reports that York had been stabbed to death.

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The San Francisco 49ers, my hometown football team, turn 65 this year and, like so many who’ve reached this milestone age, have decided to leave the big city and move south to spend their golden years someplace warmer. Specifically, the Niners have chosen to relocate an hour away to Santa Clara, where – talk about coincidences! – plans for a new stadium were recently unveiled. Sports franchises relocating is nothing new, of course, and dates back to Biblical times, when Moses, unhappy with Pharaoh’s insistence on contract terms that involved perpetual enslavement of the Israelites, moved his team across the Red Sea to wander the desert for 40 years in search of the Promised Land and a bigger cut of stadium concessions. More recently, professional sports teams in the US have frequently relocated, often with devastating effects on loyal fans. More than 50 years later, some Brooklyn residents are still upset over the Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles, a testament to the tight bonds tying a home town team to its community, not to mention some people’s inability to just let it go already. Another notorious move came in 1984, when Baltimore Colts’ owner Robert Irsay packed up and transported his team to Indianapolis under cover of darkness, as if the

team had been profiled on that night’s episode of America’s Most Wanted and he felt the need to get out of town before daybreak. Not surprisingly, Baltimore fans were outraged; they burned Irsay in effigy over this shocking betrayal. But then 12 years later owner Art Modell did the same MALCOLM thing to Cleveland FLESCHNER Browns fans when he moved his team, renamed the Ravens, to Baltimore. At which point the people of Baltimore suddenly realized that teams relocating wasn’t so terrible after all. Thankfully, the story has a happy ending for all involved because just three years later the NFL granted Cleveland a brand new expansion team. With the opportunity to leave behind the legacy of losing associated with the admittedly crappy Browns name, the owners chose to call the new team ... the Browns. Ah, Cleveland. Team names have often complicated franchise relocation. Sure, some names transfer easily – no one batted an eye when the New York Giants became the San Francisco Giants.

Giants can go anywhere they want - who’s going to stop them? They’re giants! Similarly, the Boston Braves baseball team retained the “Braves” name through moves to Milwaukee and Atlanta because, conveniently enough, no matter where you go in this country you can always “honor” whichever local Native American tribe the land was stolen from. Sometimes retaining a name makes less sense. The New Orleans Jazz, for example, kept the same name despite moving to Salt Lake City in 1979. So for 32 years now, the NBA has featured a team, the Utah Jazz, with a name that sounds like the punchline to a joke like, “What’s worse than German rap music?” People also like to poke fun at the LA Lakers for keeping the name they had in Minneapolis. Because Minneapolis is surrounded by lakes, whereas LA, not so much. What people don’t point out is that the Minneapolis Lakers name didn’t make any sense either. What is a “Laker,” anyway? Is that a verb, to lake? Do people from Minneapolis say things like, “Oh man, I’m so hung over – I was up all night laking,” or “Hey, cut that out! You know you’re not allowed to lake here!” Maybe “laking” is something illegal, which might explain why the team had to move. Is that what the Colts were doing back in Baltimore?

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But it’s probably best that the Lakers kept the name rather than go with the local equivalent. Even the otherwise laid-back people of Southern California would have had difficulty rooting for the LA Tar Pits. So I guess Bay Area fans should be happy the team is staying nearby and not becoming, say, the Dubuque 49ers. The only real problem I foresee is that with a big new fancy home, undesirable elements may come out of the woodwork and try to move in. Here I’m thinking specifically of the Oakland Raiders, the NFL’s answer to everyone’s degenerate ex-con brother-in-law, who have indicated that they might like to share the new stadium with the 49ers. Don’t let them! They’ll get drunk all the time, call a bunch of 900 numbers on your bill and trash the skyboxes, and you’ll never be able to get rid of them. They’re raiders, for crying out loud, that’s what they do! Instead, encourage them to move somewhere far enough away that you’ll only have to see them at family functions and inter-conference games. Come to think of it, you know what has a nice ring to it? The Utah Raiders. Malcolm welcomes reader emails lamenting the nationwide epidemic of “laking” at


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Some days it feels like my brain is going to explode. Every day is filled with things to do and commitments to keep. Family, school, work, social gettogethers, grocery shopping, housecleaning, meal making, the list goes on. It seems like every minute of every day is filled to capacity making time speed by. Like Julie from “The Love Boat,” most moms are the cruise directors of the family. Moms know who is where, who needs to be dropped off and picked up and at what times. Moms have also arranged who is going to do the dropping off and picking up, arranged for play dates and babysitters. We’ve packed the food, snacks, and extra clothes. We know when the library books are due; we know what days soccer practice is, and just where that favorite toy is hiding. We have tea parties with our girls and play sports with our boys. We answer the endless series of questions and have the definition for every word unknown. We listen to stories and play makebelieve. We check the calendar, RSVP for

parties and make sure our little ones show up to with the perfectly wrapped gift in hand. We always have a Plan B just in case something happens. It’s exhausting and some days, I’m so frazzled I just SUSAN want to crawl into TORREY bed by 7 p.m., but I don’t. I stay up, cook dinner and eventually, bedtime comes for Fia. Once that magical moment arrives, the quiet of the night falls on the house and I get my second wind. After 9 p.m. becomes my time. I breathe deeply and relax into the night. It’s a time I no longer worry about schedules and let go of the day. I revel in the quiet and solitude. The house seems bigger and I can spread out. There are still end of day things to do and things to do to get ready for the next day, but for some reason, it’s easier

and by night, I’m ready to do things solo. Nick Jr. is replaced by Bravo TV. The pillows that made the fort are returned to the back of the couch. The unfinished card games are put away and often times the craft project, which went awry, is thrown out. The space which had been our space becomes mine, if only temporarily. It becomes my make believe world. My world of where I don’t have the responsibilities. Where I don’t have to worry about who is doing what when and where. It’s the world where I know Fia is nearby, comfortably tucked in and safe. It’s a world in which I get easily lost. These hours slip by so fast, not because I am over tasked like the rest of the day, but because I love my time. I love the quiet and because selfishly, I love doing what I want to do when I want to do it. It’s really the only time of my day that I can call all mine and my only wish it that it lasted just a little bit longer. Susan Torrey’ column appears Thursdays in the Daily Sound.


Crystal Cathedral stuck in bidding war

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The bankruptcy sale of Crystal Cathedral, the glass-walled Orange County church known for its “Hour of Power” broadcasts, has touched off a bidding war between a Roman Catholic diocese and a local university. The church’s ministry, meanwhile, has announced that its campus is not for sale and launched a pledge drive to keep the cathedral, But that is a show of opposition that could put it on a legal collision course with creditors. The fate of the towering, 31-year-old church, famed for its 10,000 panes of glass, is playing out in bankruptcy court, following the ministry’s filing for

Chapter 11 protection in October after falling $50 million in debt. It marks a dramatic downturn for a congregation that got its start in 1955 when the Reverend Robert Schuller and his wife, Arvella, began holding services in an Orange County drive-in theater that they rented. Schuller went on to become an internationally known televangelist through his “Hour of Power” broadcasts before retiring as senior pastor in 2006. The creditors’ committee on Tuesday filed court papers outlining its plans for resolving the case and detailing the offers received to buy the cathedral, which is located in the city of Garden


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But to keep things afloat, they have had to ramp up their efforts. They added a fundraising event, their One Night Stand 20th anniversary event this month, and will be looking for individual donors and grants. Nonprofits are used to having to somersault their way into financial security, but even seasoned managers appreciate the steady, assured, grant money. Twenty-five years ago Koury started the I Madonnari chalk festival to raise funds for her nonprofit which works to bring high quality performers to six public schools in Santa Barbara. “We’re thrilled to get this grant,” she said. “With it we can schedule expensive and beyond-their-reach performers and bring something excellent to these schools.” Last year a panel with representatives from each school chose House Jacks, an a cappella group whose voices sound like musical instruments. David Asbell, executive director for the Lobero Theater, said that his company is provided funds because they hold performances during the busy tourist season between Labor Day and Memorial Day. “I imagine the performing arts are a great economic interest,” Asbell said. He FROM PAGE 4

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estimated that they are probably about a three to seven multiplier, when taking into account that people eat dinner, buy coffee, or rent out hotel rooms when going to shows. “We get very little government funding and so we’re thrilled,” Asbell said. He said that especially during times when people might hesitate to spend money on luxuries, it’s important to have predictable forms of income when scheduling performances in advance. Even when money did not add up to the funds allocated the previous year, recipients were still grateful. The Community Arts and Music Association, received about a 60 percent decrease from the funding they received the previous year. “We’re grateful to get anything because of the terrible diminishing in funds,” said Mark Trueblood, executive director of CAMA. “And there were a lot of competitors.” He explained that even though the commission could have provided more funding to select organization, he felt that the “democratic approach,” taken was the best. “They’re trying to be helpful and promotional rather than negative and judgmental,” he said. “This is a tough period … from our point of view they are doing a great job.”


Volunteers help at an Art From Scrap event. The Santa Barbara nonprofit is one of the recipients of a $432,000 cash injection, approved Tuesday by the City Council, to sponsor art programs, projects and festivals.


er at the lot at 111 State Street, former site of Be Bop Burgers. Participants included O Street Truck, Road Dogs, Green & Tasty, Culture Shock, and Thai on a Truck. Sean Comer was the organizer — or, as he joked, the “ringleader” – of this latest event. “One of the things about having had three events is it’s giving us an opportunity to learn what works and what doesn’t work,” he said. One lesson learned, he shared, is the importance of bringing a beer vendor on board, something he’ll make a priority for future events. “I was happy with the band,” Comer said. “I was very happy with the local support. We got a lot of feedback on how the locals want to keep this local.” One of the newer mobile food vendors, Thai on a Truck (, showcased its Fiesta spirit and culinary know-how with some Thai/Mexican fusion specials: a “Thaimale” and Thai-style empanadas. Owner and Executive Chef Hayden Dozier says his wife, Sudathit, inspired the Thaimale dish. “What they do in Thailand is use rice for a kind of a ‘rice tamale’ in a banana leaf,” he said. “So this was a similar dish.” This was the first time that Thai on a Truck, which has been in operation for about a month and a half, had participated in one of the food truck events at 111 State St. “During Fiesta, there’s people selling food on every street corner,” Dozier said. Even so, business was good. “I’m personally pleased on how it worked out for us.” Thai on a Truck was able to keep serving even after the Food Truck Fiesta at nearby Oreana Winery. As popular as the food was, the largest gathering at the Food Truck Fiesta was around the first band to take the stage, False Puppet. Patrons and passersby were treated to covers of classic-through-modern rock an hour-long set by the local band, whose members comprise 16-year-old Tyler Benko (guitar/lead vocals); his brother, 15-year-old Brennan Benko (drums); and 16-year-old Channing Peake (bass/vocals) — all of whom

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Thai on the Truck showed off their Thai/Mexican fusion ʻThaimalesʼ at the Food Truck Fiesta. Owner and Executive Chef said his wife inspired the menu offering.

attend Santa Barbara High School. The band has been playing together for about two years. “It was really fun because most of the people walking by aren’t expecting to see a live band just set up on State Street,” said Tyler Benko about the event. “It’s fun to see their reactions and to try and build up a big crowd of people by putting on a good show!” Peake mentioned that he enjoyed making a fan out of Pearl Bloom, who was working at the Road Dogs food cart. “The little old lady from the Road Dogs truck was awesome!” he said. “She was totally getting into it and dancing and everything ... it was really cool!” False Puppet’s next performance will be tonight at Chase Palm Park for the city’s “Concerts in the Park” series (the band’s full schedule can be found at its Facebook page, face- Liz Bradley, the proprietor of the O Street Truck (, confirmed that False Puppet is scheduled to play at the next food truck event, which is being planned for Labor Day weekend. “We’ve already booked them,” Bradley said, “along with two other insanely good bands.” Bradley, whose O Street Truck has been a fixture at all the 111 State St. events, said that the truck had a great day on Saturday, and is excited about future such events. “Our opportunity in terms of food trucks is we have access to this wonderful real estate about a block off the beach,” she said. “Locals love the wine trail, love the Funk Zone, love the art that’s down there — we’re the next element we hope they love.”

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FROM PAGE 1 against them.â&#x20AC;? When the council was interviewing candidates to replace Das Williams, who was elected to the State Assembly in November, Francisco, Self and Hotchkiss, another conservative councilman, all backed Byrne. Councilman Francisco said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let the chips fall where they may.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously I feel I have been very supportive of Sharon,â&#x20AC;? Francisco said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we were doing the Das replacement she was one of the people I nominated. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no question that I feel that we are in alignment on policy issues or I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have nominated her. If she feels that things arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t moving fast enough, I guess thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason to run.â&#x20AC;? Conservatives have pressured Byrne to get out of the race. Hotchkiss recently sent a letter to supporters blasting Byrne for running for office too early, and for allegedly being a pawn in conspiracy to hurt the conservative incumbents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sharonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure from the team can only hurt our candidates by drawing votes away from them,â&#x20AC;? Hotchkiss wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be a difficult race in any case, and her grave misjudgment, in my opinion, will help no one bent on changing the direction of Santa Barbara, including Sharon. Not surprisingly, prominent Democrats, including District Attorney Joyce Dudley, told her to run.â&#x20AC;? Hotchkiss added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I urge you not to help Sharon in this mistaken course, and to help others understand how her strategic mistake could cost not just one seat, but perhaps all three come November.â&#x20AC;? The incumbents face a challenge from the Democratic Party slate of Iya Falcone, Cathy Murillo and Deborah Schwartz. Byrne called the conservative tactics â&#x20AC;&#x153;thuggish.â&#x20AC;? She said the Milpas Community Association has been pressured to remove her as president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have cut me off,â&#x20AC;? Byrne said of the conservative incumbents and their supporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is definitely some pressure going on. There are some tactics they are using that are very much a turnoff.â&#x20AC;? Still, Byrne said she has received more support than anything else from liberals and conservatives who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy with either slate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The phone has been ringing and ringing and ringing,â&#x20AC;? Byrne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has also made me dizzy.â&#x20AC;? Aldana, 50, could also play a big role in the race. Even though he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be supporting him, Westby said that Aldana was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;a good guy.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he has the community at heart,â&#x20AC;? he said. Francisco called Aldana when he heard

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Sebastian Aldana, 50, has formally submitted signatures for a seat on the Santa Barbara City Counci, joining fellow MCA member Sharon Byrne in NovemberĘźs election.

that he was running. Francisco said he just wanted to learn more about why he was running for office. Even though he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be supporting him, he had good things to say about Aldana. He has a record of service to the community and that he is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a hard worker.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a lot of respect for Sebastian,â&#x20AC;? Francisco said. Byrne signed Aldanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination papers. She also encouraged him to run. Aldana, a retired painter, was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He attended Harding Elementary School and Santa Barbara High School. With the exception of a time when he moved to Ventura County, Aldana has lived in Santa Barbara. He raised three kids here. A little more than a year ago he frustrated with the lack of attention on the Eastside. The streets were full of trash; the neighborhoods lacked lighting and gangs were out of control. He worked with members of the City Council to attend neighborhood meetings. He became in increasingly key role on the Eastside. When medicinal marijuana dispensaries opponents held a press conference about a year ago, they did it in front of

Aldanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house, where some signs had been stolen. Byrne and Francisco were both there. Aldana eventually became the vice president of the MCA. He said he simply wants to take his successful work on the Eastside and do the same citywide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have nothing to lose,â&#x20AC;? Aldana said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have zero to lose.â&#x20AC;? Aldana said he is not concerned about taking votes away from the conservatives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the people of Santa Barbara believe the incumbents did a good job and that they trust and believe in them, they will get their votes,â&#x20AC;? Aldana said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This middle-aged Sebastian is not going to be stealing their votes away.â&#x20AC;? Byrne is planning to formally launch her campaign next week. After a year of organizing rallies, clean-ups, calling for more funding for police officers on the streets and forcing City Hall to pay attention to the Eastside, Byrne said she is fired up and ready to win a seat on the council. Next week, she will interview with the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association, in hopes of getting the unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endorsement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a highly coveted badge of support that would further boost her campaign.