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Setting the stage for a dramatic political battle, the Santa Barbara City Clerk’s office on Friday certified the 10 candidates who will appear on the City Council ballot this November. Dale Francisco, Michael Self and Randy Rowse are running to keep their seats on the City Council. They face a formidable challenge from the Democratic Party’s slate of Deborah Schwartz, Cathy Murillo and Iya Falcone. Falcone already served two terms on the council, but she’s back for a third run,
after she failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in her bid for the mayor’s seat in 2009. Sharon Byrne, an Eastside neighborhood community activist, is also a contender. Rounding out the ballot are Sebastian Aldana, Jerry Matteo, and Cruzito Cruz, a perennial candidate. Conservatives currently have the power at City Hall. Francisco was elected in 2007, followed by conservatives Frank Hotchkiss and Michael Self in 2009. Then in 2010, the council majority picked Rowse, owner of the Paradise Café, to replace Das Williams, who was elected to the State Assembly.
The new council majority has steered the council’s focus to gang violence, homeless, graffiti and high density housing. The Democratic Party strategically selected three candidates who might appeal to different audiences to challenge the incumbents. Schwartz is the daughter of former County Supervisor Naomi Schwartz and she is well-connected with Democratic power brokers. Falcone has the best name recognition of anyone in the race and enjoys massive support from the public safety unions. Murillo, a former journalist with the See CANDIDATES, page 9
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We can be honest with each other, the past number of anxiety filled months have been nerve-racking. Washington gridlock, followed by the downgrade coupled with sour economic data finished off with a side of market panic. Even for the savviest investors, this is a lot to digest. So the question of the week and months ahead is whether we are headed for another recession and more market turmoil? Goldman Sachs reported this week that there is a 1 in 3 chance for a recession in 2012. This seems like a startling statistic but if you read between the lines, the previous estimations were around 20 percent from what we can tell so it was increased but not coming from zero. We have technically been in a “recovery” for the past few years though for most, it does not feel that way. But we have been experiencing positive growth and this week there was some “better” employment numbers. There has also been a tremendous drop in oil prices and that can go a long way in spurring economic growth. Expansions and contractions are part of the cycles and they help provide equilibrium for future stability. Many are arguing that we, along with Europe are on pace for debt induced “rolling recessions” similar to those experienced in Japan over the past 20 years. If this is the case, the world does not end, it just means that society will have to work longer and save more. The personal finance solution is to increase savings dramatically and rebalance your investment portfolios often to take advantage of price movements. Others are saying this market looks a lot like 2008 and are we heading toward another drop? While the volatility in the market is similar, the underlying issues are definitely not the same. Our banking system if far healthier than it was before, though not pristine. The balance sheets of corporations and individuals are stronger as well. By and large both have been deleveraging themselves (paying off debts) and sav-
ing more money. Corporate financial statements in aggregate are flush with cash at record levels, which is good for stability but a thorn in the side of Washington in that they are not spending that money to hire people. While that is the US in a nutshell, Europe is a different story. Their banks never did de-leverage to the extent of the US and “some balance sheets look worse than years past and it probably will get worse before getting better” according to Jonathan Beinner, CIO and Co-Head, Global Fixed Income and Liquidity Management, GSAM. The Euro political debate is worthwhile to follow. The coming year(s) will either provide a probable break up to the Euro or what many experts believe to be the more likely path, a fiscal union. Something has to be fixed over there, as few choices exist. But as we all too well know, politicians don’t seem to do much on big issues until they have no other choices. As we circle the globe, the emerging growth countries continue to show great economic gains. Though their momentum is negatively impacted by the slow progress of the US and Europe. These “growth” countries collectively make up about a third of all the world economic activity and that number has been increasing. These societies account for roughly 70 percent of the global population and they may just be the future consumers that pull us along on the next round?
Getting back to our markets, if we are headed toward a possible recession, what does that mean for our markets? Some are arguing that the recent slide has now priced equities in that recession range. Others are arguing that further declines are possible while opposing views point to tremendous opportunities. Who is right? While day-to-day prognostication on price movements is a futile exercise, we suggest you focus on corporate earnings to help indicate where things may be trending. Stocks trade on the future expectations of earnings during normal times and liquidity needs typically during panics. The companies that make up the S&P500 are in track for posting earnings around the $94 dollar level from the estimates we view. What multiple do you want to assign? Historically speaking, the market has traded around 16 times earnings so that would tell us the market is cheap. However, during times of crisis and uncertainty, that multiple tends to shrink down to around 12. During times of greater uncertainty, let’s call this panic, you can see it shrink to the 8-9-10 level. If you price in a recession, the general rule of thumb is to knock 15 percent off estimated earnings. This is why you get so wildly different opinions on where the market should trade and where people are willing to buy and sell (i.e. volatility). We live in a world of risks. Always have and always will. But we ask that you to think about the feelings you had at the best and worst economic times of the past twenty years. Did you feel most confident to buy real estate at the top of the bubble? Did you feel most discomfort for holding stocks as they bottomed out a few years back? Make financial decisions based upon a plan, look at all this “stuff” objectively and please keep emotions in check. A clear head generally prevails in making prudent long-term decisions. If you have a question you want addressed, please submit them to email@example.com
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Gas tax poses tough decision
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A multibillion-dollar gasoline tax to maintain U.S. highways and mass transit will be in jeopardy when Congress resumes in early September in the wake of bruising budget and aviation funding battles. An 18.4-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax paid by consumers at the pump is set to expire Sept. 30, but Democrats and Republicans have been unable to advance legislation. While chances are good for a temporary extension of the tax, according to congressional aides, conservative Republicans aim to use the debate to open another front in their battle to shrink the size and scope of the federal government. “Instead of burdening states and micromanaging local transportation decisions from Washington, states like Oklahoma should be free to choose how their transportation dollars are spent,” Republican U.S. Senator Tom Coburn said. Coburn and some of his fellow conservatives want to let states opt out of the federal highway program, giving them more control over how the tax revenue is spent on projects. According to a spokeswoman, Coburn intends to offer up such legislation as an amendment to the gasoline tax extension when it is considered in the Senate. While it’s not likely to succeed, the Senate votes will “set markers” for building support for the initiative, said anti-tax, conservative advocate Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform.
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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – An American citizen was kidnapped from his residence in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Friday, police said. Police identified the man as “J.E. Warner,” who they said was working on a development project in the country’s lawless tribal areas, where Pakistani troops have been battling Islamist insurgents for years. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said they were trying to confirm the reports. “Some six to eight people broke into his house at around 3:30 a.m., when security guards on duty were making preparation for fasting,” police official Tajamal Hussain told Reuters, referring to the Ramadan fast observed by Muslims. “Two of the assailants came from the front gate while about six others used the backdoor. They tortured the guards and then took the American with them.” Hussain said Warner, in his 60s, had been living in Pakistan five to six years. He mostly lived in Islamabad but had been traveling to Lahore. Kidnap for ransom is relatively common in Pakistan, though foreigners are not often targets.
The Democrats were out first in the City Council campaign. In May, the earliest ever before an election, party brass cleared the field and propped Iya Falcone, Deborah Schwartz and Cathy Murillo on a pedestal. This, they said, would be the slate to “take back City Hall.” But the conservative incumbents have revealed little about their organization, strategy and plan to beat back the threat from the Democratic machine. Until now. The incumbents, Dale Francisco, Randy Rowse and Michael Self have hired Chris Collier, a high-powered GOP political strategist from Ventura County to run their campaigns. Collier has deep roots in GOP circles. He currently is the executive director of the Ventura County Republican Party. He took a leave of absence to run the Santa Barbara candidates’ campaign. He worked as a district representative for State Sen. Tony Strickland. A year ago, Collier ran the campaign of Audra Strickland, Tony’s wife, in her bid to unseat Ventura County supervisor Linda Parks. Strickland raised more money than Parks, but was trounced at the polls. Collier is also president of Rincon Strategies, a political consulting firm that does everything from build websites to represent candidates and provide public affairs. Collier also has a Ventura County Tea Party web page. He joined the party’s web site in April. He said he’s not a Tea Party member, but had to create a
Ventura County Tea Party web page linked to their site in order to follow their news and receive their newsletters. He acknowledged that he cozied up to the Tea Party in the Audra Strickland campaign because of many shared values. “I am not active member of the Tea Party,” Collier said. “You won’t see me organizing Tea Party events.” Collier, who on his LinkedIn web page lists his interests as “excellence and awesomeness” and specialties as “winning,” said the City Council race should not be about party affiliation. “This isn’t about conservative versus liberal and Courtesy photo Republicans and Chris Collier is a powerhouse in Ventura County Republican circles, D e m o c r a t s , ” having chaired the countyʼs party. Heʼs now running the campaigns for Collier said. “This three conservative Santa Barbara City Council candidates. is not the time to be Democratic Party got involved as early partisan.” Collier criticized the Santa Barbara as they did,” he said. “For a party machine is to get involved and get County Democratic Party. “I found it very interesting that the See COLLIER, page 16
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Police are investigating a stabbing around 11 a.m. Friday involving a Santa Barbara man on the 1100 block of State Street, calling it a possible hate crime. The victim, an African American, and his friend, both downtown employees, allegedly had an altercation with the suspect while on the way to lunch. The suspect then left and the victim and his friend went to lunch. When they returned from lunch, the suspect allegedly approached them and stabbed the victim several times before fleeing north on State Street.
The victim suffered nonlife-threatening injuries and was treated at Cottage Hospital. “[Hate crimes] don’t happen that frequently in Santa Barbara but we’re aware of them,” McGrew said. “When they do happen we get right on them.” Sgt. Mike McGrew of the Santa Barbara Police Department declined to reveal some details as the incident is still under investigation but confirmed the police are treating it as a hate crime. The suspect is described as a white male between 26 and 30 years old with a shaved head and tattoos on his head and neck. One tattoo is described as a cross with a halo. He wore a green shirt and had a blue backpack.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Wednesday, August 24, 2011, the Montecito Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17, Santa Barbara, CA, which will include the following items: 1.
Case No. 11ORD-00000-00013. Hearing on the request of the Planning and Development Department that the Montecito Planning Commission reconsider their previous action of June 8, 2011, and adopt a revised recommendation to the Board of Supervisors that the Board of Supervisors adopt an ordinance (Case No. 11ORD-00000-00013) amending Division 35.2, Montecito Zones and Allowable Land Uses, Division 35.3, Montecito Site Planning and Other Project Standards, Division 35.4, Montecito Standards for Specific Land Uses, Division 35.7, Montecito Planning Permit Procedures, and Division 35.10, Glossary, of Section 35-2, the Santa Barbara County Montecito Land Use and Development Code, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the County Code; and,
The Montecito Planning Commission meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the Commission. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to appear and speak in support of or in opposition to the project. Written comments are also welcome. All letters should be addressed to the Montecito Planning Commission, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. Letters, with nine copies, should be filed with the secretary of the Montecito Planning Commissions no later than 12:00 P.M. on the Friday before the Montecito Planning Commission hearing. The decision to accept late materials will be at the discretion of the Montecito Planning Commission. Maps and/or a staff analysis of the proposal may be reviewed at Planning and Development, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 a week prior to the public hearing. For further information, please contact Noel Langle at (805) 568-2067, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX to (805) 568-2030. If you challenge this project (Case No. 11ORD-00000-00013) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Montecito Planning Commission prior to the public hearing. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2058. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements.
In 1968, the original film â€œPlanet of the Apesâ€? was the result of a story by Rod Sterling in which apes evolved into the dominant species on our planet. Now, 43 years later, this film changes the basic premise of the film. Rather than evolution producing intelligent apes, it is humanityâ€™s plan to create even more human intelligence that backfires. Creating a virus that regenerates the brains of apes but is deadly for humans, the course of history is changed as our pride creates the â€œRise of the Planet of the Apes.â€? Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle with the screenplay by Rick Jaffa, director Rupert Wyatt uses computer generated animation to create a very believable tale. With subtle markers that provide identifiable characters among the apes, Wyatt informs us not only on human life, but on the apesâ€™ lives as well. The central character of the film is a scientist whose father is suffering the beginning stages of Alzheimerâ€™s dementia. As a neuroscientist, Will Rodman (James Franco) is using apes as experimental animals to test a genetic change in brain capacity. When an experiment goes horribly wrong, the apes are killed except for an infant that Rodman hides by taking him home with him. He then discovers that this infant, whom he names Caesar, has inherited this mental enhancement and quickly demonstrates
DISCUSSION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN THIS FILM:
BY DENNY WAYMAN AND HAL CONKLIN
1. Do you believe our desire to enhance our brainâ€™s capacity will help or harm us? Why do you answer as you do?
an intelligence that supersedes that of humans. In addition to this violation of professional ethics, Rodman makes a second breach when he begins to treat his father with the yet unproven medicine. But this too goes horribly wrong when he changes the delivery system into an inhalant, which is easily and quickly absorbed. It is this change that sets the stage for the rise of the planet of the apes. The villains of the tale are a father and son who run the primate center with a cruel disregard for their charges. This demonstration of what is the worst about humanity becomes the justification for the apesâ€™ revenge. The implication that it is the human desire for super intelligence that will be our ultimate downfall and that it is our cruelty to animals that makes such a
2. When the apes become intelligent, some are shown to be cruel, while Caesar is shown to be merciful. This subtle variance creates a depth to the film that allows us to be sympathetic to the apes as they seek freedom. Do you believe that humanity would leave a forest of intelligent apes alone? Why or why not?
3. After the credits begin, there is a graphic demonstration of how a virus could be spread throughout airplanes. How do you think we can protect ourselves from such a believable spreading of viral disease?
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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SBCC taps Friedlander as acting president
Dr. Jack Friedlander was formally named acting Santa Barbara City College Superintendent-President by the Board of Trustees, the college announced Friday in a news release. Friedlander, a 25-year administrator and current executive vice president of educational programs, replaces Andreea Serban. Serban was put on paid administrative leave last month by a 5-0 vote by the trustees after a lengthy and dramatic battle. Board President Peter Haslund, however, praised Friedlander’s appointment. “I’ve known Jack for over 20 years and he is a staunch advocate for the core mission of our college.” Haslund said in the release. “Jack will provide valuable leadership during this transitional period at the college.” Friedlander, in the release, said he wants to move forward from the last year and put renewed focus on the college.
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As we all know, our state, nation, and entire world have all been facing extraordinarily challenging economic circumstances over the past few years. Santa Barbara County has unfortunately not been an exception. And while it is generally accepted that the housing market crash, the stock market collapse, and ensuing rise of unemployment have collided to impact all our lives in one way or another, the jury is still out on how we can effectively turn it all around. Here at home, it is the responsibility of County government to do absolutely everything possible to expedite our path back toward local economic prosperity. In doing so it would be irresponsible to avoid the many difficult decisions at hand, or to avoid pursuing necessary changes, which will increase our efficiency well into the future. It is equally careless to oversimplify our County’s finances with abstract concepts, or to scapegoat our public employees as the easy fix to this complex challenge. Although continuing our work toward a solution may be a difficult process, I am confident that if all stakeholders work together we will be able to achieve additional savings and create a more sustainable financial future for our County overall. Furthermore, I am confident that if we continue our progress in
tackling several important challenges before us, much better times will ensue for us all. In addressing our challenges, it is important to understand the basic facts regarding County employees and their compensation. Santa Barbara County currently employs over SALUD 3,600 people (down from CARBAJAL over 4,200 in 2008) from a wide range of professions and trades, most of which are found in the private sector as well. The County employs doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, planners and accountants, just to name a few. Most public employees have decided to forgo opportunities in the private sector with higher salaries and greater perks in exchange for more long term stability and defined retirement benefits. According to an October 2010 policy brief released by the UC Berkley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, “when total compensation is taken into account state and local public sector workers in California are similarly compensated to workers in the
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private sector.” As we have seen, in good economic times there is not much concern that public employees do not receive salaries as high as their counterparts in the private sector. But in bad economic times, they seem to be an easy target for those who are looking for someone to blame. Our County also employs a wide range of public safety professionals who serve in unique and critical roles in order to keep our community safe. These positions are not found in the private sector and involve a high degree of skill, training, and risk. Our sheriff deputies, firefighters and probation officers put their lives on the line daily and make numerous sacrifices to protect us all. For this reason it is important that they receive income, health and retirement benefits that are commensurate with the values our society places on the services they provide. Furthermore, it is imperative that we retain our highly qualified public safety force to both save money in the long run (by preventing additional hiring, training and turnover) and also to maintain the consistency, quality and efficiency of service the public expects. Regarding pensions, County employees receive a defined benefit pension, which
involves the employee and employer paying into a retirement fund during their employment. That money is invested and upon retirement the retiree begins receiving payments from that fund, based upon a formula, which accounts for the number of years worked for the County and their salary. This formula allows for stability and a predictable retirement income. Currently the average County pension for general employees is $1,900 a month ($22,800 a year) and for public safety employees is $4,520 a month ($54,240 a year). Historically these systems have sustained themselves over the years however recent national and global events have challenged these funds just as they have with private investments, now necessitating changes to ensure continued sustainability. To better balance the employee pension program with the County’s long-term financial stability, the Board of Supervisors appointed a special commission earlier this year to investigate potential alternatives to our current retirement system. The commission’s report included several possibilities, including a “two-tier” benefit structure with lower benefit formula for new employees; increasing the amount that curSee CARBAJAL, page 14
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Republicans compete in Iowa, Perry plots run
AMES, Iowa (Reuters) – Six Republican presidential hopefuls compete Saturday in the Iowa straw poll, an unofficial test of campaign strength that will share the stage this year with the launch of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s White House run. The two events, coming less than six months before Iowa residents hold the first presidential nominating contest, promise to reshape the Republican race for the nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Perry will announce his presidential bid in South Carolina, another state with an early nominating contest, and is expected to immediately vault into the top tier of contenders along with front-runner Mitt Romney. Perry visits Iowa Sunday. The straw poll, a nonbinding mock election, traditionally winnows the field of poor performers and boosts those who do better than expected. This year, struggling Tim Pawlenty is fighting for survival as rival Michele Bachmann tries to keep her recent momentum alive. Romney will be on the ballot but chose not to participate after winning the straw poll in 2007. He later lost the Iowa caucuses to Mike Huckabee, who rode the momentum he generated with a surprise second-place straw poll finish. “It’s an event that in-and-of-itself is meaningless, but can have a tremendous political impact,” said Dennis Goldford, a political scientist at Drake University in Des Moines. “It has always had the role of eliminating the weak and thinning out the field.” The poll is a fund-raiser for the state party and creates a carnival atmosphere around Iowa State University’s basketball arena, where candidates entice supporters with big-tent entertainment, free food and speeches. Any Iowa resident over 18 can show up and participate, with many allowing a candidate to buy their $30 ticket. Candidates organize buses to haul in supporters from around the state in a warmup for the organizational effort needed in the caucuses.
Santa Barbara Independent and KCSB and longtime community activist, would be the first Latina on the council, if elected. Byrne disrupted the storyline of the race after she announced she was running because most political insiders believed she would run in 2013, when the Democrats are up for reelection. Instead, she’s challenging the conservatives, all of whom she has worked closely with dur-
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Saturday, August 13, 2011
PALIN NOT A FAN
Not all of the candidates are fans of the event. Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee who is still flirting with a White House run, questioned its validity during a visit to the Iowa state fair Friday. “It’s not always the tell-tale sign of what the electorate is feeling,” Palin said of the poll. “It’s who happens to show up and has the time and energy to spend that day for their particular candidate.” Pawlenty and Bachmann have the most at risk. They are both vying for the support of the social conservatives who dominate Iowa’s kickoff contest, and both need a win in Iowa’s caucuses in 2012 to have a viable path to the nomination. Bachmann’s appeal to both Tea Party fiscal conservatives and social conservatives has shot her to the top of opinion polls in Iowa, but a flat performance by the Minnesota congresswoman could puncture her early momentum. Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, is mired in single digits in state and national polls and needs a strong showing to keep his campaign alive. He ripped Bachmann’s record in Congress during a debate Thursday at the straw poll site. “He’s been trying to say Bachmann is all flash and he can go the distance, but he has had trouble convincing Republicans here of that,” Goldford said. Pawlenty spokesman Alex Conant refused to discuss how strong a showing was needed to keep Pawlenty viable, but he said he was confident it would show him on the rise. “We acknowledge that we have to show some movement from the back of the pack to the front,” Conant said. Four other Republicans – Representatives Ron Paul and Thaddeus McCotter, businessman Herman Cain and former Senator Rick Santorum – also paid the fees and bought tents and speaking time at the event. Romney, along with former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, did not pay to participate in the straw poll but will be listed on the ballot.
ing the last year on problems on the Eastside. The conservatives are outraged that Byrne, a political moderate, is running for a seat because she is likely to take votes away from the conservative incumbents. Even if Byrne doesn’t win a seat, they are worried that she will knock off the conservatives allow the Democrats to sweep into office. The final day to vote will be Election Day, Nov. 8. The city will conduct a vote-by-mail election, with ballots being issued starting in October.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011
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â€œLift Every Voiceâ€? Gospel Celebration Featuring Inner-Light Community Gospel Choir from SB, Norwood Singers from Rochester, NY and more. Saturday Aug 20. at 3:30 PM Trinity Episcopal Church 1500 State St. Tickets $20/ea Purchase at Make It Wireless 401 N. Milpas St. Open 7 days/wk. Group/senior discounts avail. 837-9013
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