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Local slugger drafted to MLB
Former Dos Pueblos High School and Santa Barbara City College pitcher Kylin Turnbull signed with the Washington Nationals for a $325,000 bonus on August 15, according to reports in Baseball America.
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Sheriff shuts down ‘celebrity’ wedding NEWS
DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT Reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s celebrity wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries once again put Montecito and Santa Barbara on national display. Kardashian married Humphries on Saturday at a lavish Montecito estate on the 2800 block of Sycamore Canyon Road. Although Prince William and Katherine made international headlines in June when they appeared at a celebrity polo match in Carpinteria, the Kardashian affair amassed far more media attention. And it caused more headaches for the locals. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department shut the party down about 12:30 a.m., earlier than had been scheduled, because of complaints from the neighbors. The flurry of helicopters above and loud music prompted several calls to the Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s department staffed seven deputies to be on site for security purposes and wedding organizers hired private security. Authorities made no arrests or issued any citations. The Sheriff’s Office received 22 calls for service once the ceremony began, just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Here’s how the calls broke down, according to the Sheriff’s Department. ® 7 calls for loud music ® 7 calls related to the helicopters ® 2 calls related to trespassers ® 2 calls related to traffic issues ® 1 media request for information ® 3 calls relating to the paparazzi (From the Four Seasons Biltmore). More than 450 people attended the wedding. Celebrities included Ryan Seacrest, Lindsay Lohan, Serena Williams, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber. Video clips and photos of the wedding are available online, but the ceremony is scheduled to show on Kardashian’s show on E!, “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
Former Dos Pueblos star goes pro
Former Dos Pueblos High School and Santa Barbara City College pitcher Kylin Turnbull signed with the Washington Nationals for a $325,000 bonus on August 15, according to reports in Baseball America and The Washington Post. The 6-foot-5 left-hander was picked in the fourth round of the Major League Draft. He
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian are officially husband and wife. Drenched in media attention, the celebrity couple tied the knot at a lavish Montecito estate on Saturday evening. Due to noise complaints, the Santa Barbara Sheriff was forced to shut the event down early.
was the 127th overall selection. Turnbull, 21, earned AllWSC North honors and helped the Vaqueros capture the 2011 conference title. He was 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 80 innings with 92 strikeouts and 17 walks. He had four complete games and struck out 13 batters in back-to-back starts. Chris Joyce, another SBCC
left-hander who was the WSC and Southern Cal Pitcher of the Year, was a 19th-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds. He’s currently pitching in the Arizona Rookie League and has a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings of work. The former Dos Pueblos High star has struck out 22 and walked four. — Dave Loveton, SBCC
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WEV to start fall classes
Women’s Economic Ventures, or WEV, an nonprofit organization dedicated to providing training for small business owners, is starting its fall class sessions. The 14-week Self Employment Training has its first orientation tonight from 6-7 p.m. Another orientation will be held on Thursday August 25 from 12-1 p.m. The course runs one three-hour evening class per week and two full Saturdays. The course will teach each aspiring business owner self-assessment, business feasibility, marketing, finance, operational and personnel management and business planning. More than 2,000 local businesses have gotten their start through WEV’s training and micro-loan programs. For registration or more information call 965-6073 or go online to www.wevonline.org
Ventura man killed on 101
A 52-year-old Ventura man was killed late Sunday night in a crash on Highway 101 in Carpinteria. The man was driving in the fast lane when he let his vehicle drift off the roadway into the dirt center median about 11:30 p.m. While driving in the dirt divider he over-corrected, authorities said, forcing the car to spin out of control. The car, a 2004 Saturn, crossed into the northbound lanes and skidded off the highway, crashing into several trees and a fence before landing on its roof. He died on the scene. Authorities said alcohol may have played a role in the crash. The California Highway Patrol will release the name of the driver after they notify his family.
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One of Carpinteria’s fastest growing, but little-known businesses, online education company lynda.com, is drawing the attention of Santa Barbara’s congressional representative. On Monday company founders, wifeand-husband team Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, took Rep. Lois Capps, DSanta Barbara, on a tour of the thriving online tutorial company’s Carpinteria office. The online tutorial company employs more than 230 people and enjoys one of the best reputations in technology education circles. The company’s premise is simple. For a monthly fee, subscribers can access tens of thousands of video tutorials on everything from HTML programming to time management taught by industry professionals. “We’ve really thought about how lynda.com can offer a great value for a very affordable price and democratize education so that all the people who need these skills can get them,” Weinman said. Capps said that she always enjoys getting the perspectives of businesses large and small in her districts. “I learn an enormous amount about what it is going to be that will bring us back to where we envision ourselves as the United States of America,” Capps said. Capps said lynda.com is an impressive example. She noted that despite a downturn economy, the company has been creating jobs and even now has 70 positions waiting to be filled. She believes that’s an important reminder of the need for strong education.
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“With the economy the way it is [education] is basic in terms of giving people the skills to move from something that’s been downsized to something that’s on the cutting edge,” Capps said. Growth in affordable online education might not be surprising given the bad economy. Unemployed or underemployed workers looking to gain new skills for a career change are plentiful, especially given the increasing role of technology in the world. “There really is no industry untouched by needing technical skills,” Weinman said. But Weinman points out that lynda.com grew in a good economy. While the bursting of the tech bubble in the early 2000s made for a tough 2002, the company’s growth has been steady since then. “I don’t think the economy has much to do with the need for these skills,” Weinman said. Weinman said moves such as film festival sponsorship are geared towards getting more hiring. The company holds offices in Carpinteria, Ventura, and Calabasas, all of which are expanding. But both Weinman and Heavin have their roots in arts and the core of many lynda.com tutorials are art tools. So pro-
moting the arts in the local community is a logical step on both a personal and financial level. “Having an alliance with the major arts entities in Santa Barbara makes a lot of sense for us,” Weinman said. “And it also supports a cause we believe in,” Weinman said. The company began in 1995 offering training in the then-unknown graphic design field. Now, lynda.com offers training on almost everything digital, from video effects, social networking, and project management. The company has also been making documentaries about various professionals in the digital media industry. Weinman “We’ve gone into some areas that aren’t software specific,” Weinman said. Weinman said the company plans on getting into the field of education, with tutorials on how to use modern software and communication tools both inside and outside the classroom. While she acknowledges the company could strike out into more conventional topics, users should expect to see homegardening courses anytime soon. “We feel it’s important to stick to what we know and what our passion sweet spot is,” Weinman said.
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It all started with “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” It continued with a spider, the ABCs, and being a little teapot. From there, you embraced what your older siblings listened to until you developed your own musical tastes. You had records, moved to tape, CD, and now your iPod is full. The point is, you’ve never been without your tunes. But what about the people who make the music you love? In the new book “See a Little Light” by Bob Mould (with Michael Azerrad), you’ll learn about one man’s life in song. Born in 1960 in the northernmost end of New York, Bob Mould entered a family wracked with grief: just before Mould was born, an elder brother died of kidney cancer. Mould surmises that the timing of his birth resulted in his being a “golden” child, the family peacekeeper who sidestepped his father’s physical and psychological abuse. “As a child,” he says, “music was my escape.” Mould’s father, surprisingly indulgent, bought his son guitars and Mould taught himself to play chords and to create. By the time he entered high school, Mould knew that he had to get out of New York to get away from his family. He also knew he was “different,” and that being gay would be a problem in his small hometown. He applied for and entered college in Minnesota where he started taking serious guitar lessons, he started drinking heavily, he started displaying his frustration, and he started a punk rock band. Named after a children’s game, Hüsker Dü performed nationally and internationally, but Mould muses that perhaps youth was against them. He seemed to have a love-hate relationship with his bandmates, and though he had become the band’s leader, there were resentments and accusations and the band split. But there were other bands and there were other loves than music, as Mould grew and learned to channel the rage
inside him and the anger that volcanoed from it. “I spent two years rebuilding and reinventing myself,” says Mould. “Now that I’ve integrated who I am and what I do, I finally feel whole.” Remember the ‘80s, punk rock, angry lyrics, and mosh pits? If you do, with fondness, then you’ll love this book. For most readers, though, “See a Little Light” is going to be a struggle. Author Bob Mould spends a lot of time on a litany of clubs, recording studios, musicians, and locales he played some 30 years ago – which is fine if
you were a fellow musician or a rabid, hardcore fan. This part of the book goes on… and on… and on, relentlessness and relatively esoteric in nature. Admittedly, Mould shines when writing about his personal life but even so, he’s strangely dismissive and abrupt with former loves, bandmates, and even with family. I enjoyed the occasional private tale, unfortunately of which there were not enough. Overall, I think “See a Little Light” is great, but only if you were heavy into the punk scene. For most readers, though, this book is way out of tune.
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Battle of the in-law unit rages on
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Appellant Pamela Brandon, above, speaks with city council member Michael Self about her neighborʼs proposed room addition. On the front page, Planner Kelly Brodison explains the plans to city council members at the site Monday afternoon.
BY ELISE CLEMENTS
DAILY SOUND STAFF WRITER
For more than a year Pamela Brandon has waged war against the expansion plans of her long time neighbor Heidi Ferguson. After numerous appeals and dramatic accusations by both parties, the Santa Barbara City Council will decide today whether to allow Ferguson to expand her home and enlarge her garage into two stories to house her aging parents. The council approved the project at 903 West Mission almost a year ago, but Brandon appealed that decision. “It could have been built and enjoyed by now,” Ferguson said. “My parents are in their 70s. I’ve got two kids. We want to live here as a family.”
Ferguson has been a widow for four years, and said that having her parents close to her and her children has become increasingly important to her. She had no idea redeveloping her property would be such a long process, and questions the rightness of having others control her design. “I wanted to change my home to be something I wanted to come home to,” she said. “Not what the city wanted businesswise, style wise.” Nevertheless Ferguson did tweak her plans multiple times following the requests of city officials, and then again following the appeals of her neighbor. Brandon appealed both the Architectural Board of Review’s go ahead last summer and the council’s subsequent approval.
She reduced the height of the “granny flat” above the garage by more than a foot, made adjustments to a window, and eliminated a protruding space on the second floor. The last two changes addressed the privacy concerns of her neighbor, but Brandon still isn’t satisfied. “To me this is about the neighborhood and about the mishandling of an issue,” she said. She said that the bulk, scale, and materials used in the project do not fit a neighborhood that she describes as being mostly comprised of colonial, craftsman, and Spanish revival homes. “It’s a modern, industrial style,” she said. The metal siding and roofing espeSee APPEAL, page 9
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America is $14 trillion in et with over 700 military bases debt, with crumbling infrafor which we pay rent to the structure, imperiled social nations that we are protecting? security and Medicare proDuh. Shouldnâ€™t we be exacting grams, failing schools, high tribute for Pax Americana? unemployment, massive trade And who is the enemy anydeficits, no universal healthmore anyway? care, and a rabidly partisan, Close the bases, bring the dysfunctional political system. troops home, shrink the What a mess. Pentagon to a Triangle and Given the apocalyptic save hundreds of billions of downgrading of Americaâ€™s dollars. So what if RANDY credit rating and the aforemenHalliburtonâ€™s stock price ALCORN tioned gloomy conditions it is drops? Dick Cheney already no wonder the American psyche is has enough money to keep him in artifibeing haunted by fear that nothing will cial hearts. be the same again, that hopes, dreams, Oh, and send bills to Western Europe and expectations are in jeopardy. and Japan for rebuilding and protecting For generations Americans have them after World War II. Letâ€™s see, with enjoyed a comfortable level of affluence interest that should come to about $15 unprecedented in human history. trillion. Coincidentally, just enough to Expectations for continuation of the pay off our national debt. Weâ€™ll demand good life have always been highâ€”until payment in goldâ€”none of that worthnow. less paper currency. We only use that to Now, the future doesnâ€™t look so pay the Chinese. bright. Globalization and the increasing Why are we building roads and concentration of wealth among the insaschools in foreign lands when our own tiably acquisitive elite have made the are in such disrepair? Get out of American middle class an endangered Afghanistanâ€”yesterdayâ€”and save species. $120 billion per year. On the way out, Todayâ€™s younger generation of send a few drones into Islamabad as Americans is the first since the Great parting gifts for their duplicity. Depression to contemplate the end of Stay in Iraq, but only to confiscate increasing affluence. They may well and secure the oil fields for the have lives with less prosperity than did American taxpayers. Recover the $800 their parents. Even their unconscionably billion the Iraq war has cost us so far expensive college educations no longer and use the additional proceeds to take guarantee the good life. proper care of our wounded veterans. Given these lugubrious conditions, We are teetering on bankruptcy, but having hope is indeed audacious. we are still giving away money. End all A big part of our problem is that we foreign aid. Too much of it goes to corhave been the most inept imperialists in rupt tyrants anyway. Nearly 14 million history. Americans out of work and unemployWhat are we doing policing the planment benefits drying up, but we are still
giving $30 billion each year to other countries? From the River Styx, the ancient Romans must be snickering at our stupidity. Letâ€™s use our considerable military hardware to fill our treasury, not drain it. Send our huge navy to secure the seas off Somalia and neutralize those brazen pirates. Charge the worldâ€™s maritime industries cost plus 20% for the protection services. Now, legalize most drugs and tax them. End the insane, futile war on drugs and save $40 billion a year and billions more by reducing our burgeoning prison populations. Not to mention earning the undying gratitude of Mexico. And speaking of Mexico, for every indigent citizen of theirs that sneaks across our border, they must take one of our impoverished retirees and provide them with affordable housing and health benefits. Fair is fair, and if they resist, we use our massive navy to size their oil fields. They are mismanaging them anyway. What good is being the worldâ€™s only â€œsuper-powerâ€? if it bankrupts us? If we wonâ€™t be proper imperialists, better we give up the vanity title and, along with Canada, which still has an AAA credit rating, low unemployment, and a healthy economy, retire to fortress North America. With the worldâ€™s largest nuclear arsenal, who is going to fool with us? See, there is reason for hope if we are audacious. Randy Alcornâ€™s Right on Target column appears every other Tuesday in the Daily Sound. E-mail him at RandyAAlcorn@gmail.com
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FBI nabs California fugitive after 36 years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — A convicted murderer who escaped from a California prison camp over three decades ago has been recaptured thanks to a clue gleaned from his dying mother, authorities said on Monday. William Walter Asher III, 66, was taken into custody without incident at a home in ASHER the Northern California town of Salida on Friday, FBI spokesman Steve Dupre said. Asher, who was sentenced in 1967 to seven years to life in prison after a fatal bar robbery, had been on the run since an accomplice helped him escape from a Northern California prison camp in 1975. The trail had gone cold until 2005,
when authorities learned that, on her death bed, Asher’s mother had asked family members for help in contacting her son via a secret number, Dupre said. Agents using phone records tracked two phone calls to a residence in Salida, where Asher was living under the assumed name of Garry Donald Webb, Dupre said. The fugitive, who shared the home with a female companion of more than 20 years, was arrested there after admitting to his true identity, Dupre said. “According to the agent who was there, (Asher) was real somber and didn’t really say too much, but one of the things that stuck with agent was, he was very curious about how we tracked him down,” Dupre said. “He kept asking, ‘How did you find me?’,” Dupre said. The woman was not identified by
authorities and apparently did not know that Asher was a fugitive and convicted murderer, Dupre said. Asher was originally arrested in Chicago in 1966, where authorities say he fled at the age of 20 after taking part in a San Francisco bar robbery in which the bartender was shot and beaten to death. After escaping from the Growlersburg Conservation Camp in El Dorado County, California, he assumed the name of David Donald McFee, worked as a long-haul trucker, married and raised a family, the FBI said. Asher eventually separated from his wife, who was later interviewed by authorities but could not provide information on his whereabouts. The FBI said one of Asher’s daughters contacted the FBI several years ago trying to find her father.
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a WalMart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren’t enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son. Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans who survive because of government handouts in what has rapidly become a food stamp nation. Altogether, there are now almost 46 million people in the United States on food stamps, roughly 15 percent of the population. That’s an increase of 74 percent since 2007, just before the financial crisis and a deep recession led to mass job losses. At the same time, the cost doubled to reach $68 billion in 2010 -- more than a third of the amount the U.S. government received in corporate income tax last year -- which means the program has started to attract the attention of some Republican lawmakers looking for ways to cut the nation’s budget deficit. While there are clearly some cases of abuse by people who claim food stamps but don’t really need them, for many Americans like Saucedo there is little current alternative if they are to put food on the table while paying rent and utility bills.
“It’s kind of sad that even though I’m working that I need to have government assistance. I have asked them to please put me on full-time so I can have benefits,” said the 32-year-old. She’s worked at Wal-Mart for nine months, and applied for food stamps as soon as her probation ended. She said plenty of her colleagues are in the same situation. So are her customers. Bill Simon, head of Wal-Mart’s U.S. operations, told a conference call last Tuesday that the company had seen an increase in the number of shoppers relying on government assistance for food.
four can receive in food stamps is $668 a month. They can only be used to buy food -- though not hot food -- and for plants and seeds to grow food. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all made efforts to raise awareness about the program and remove the stigma associated with it. In 2004, paper coupons were replaced with cards similar to debit cards onto which benefits can be loaded. In 2008 they were renamed Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits though most people still call them food stamps. Despite the bipartisan support for the program in the past, some of the recent political rhetoric has food stamp advocates worried.
USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?
About forty percent of food stamp recipients are, like Saucedo, are in households in which at least one member of the family earns wages. Many more could be eligible: the government estimates one in three who could be on the program are not. “If they’re working, they often think they can’t get help. But people can’t support their families on $10, $11, $12 an hour jobs, especially when you add transport, clothes, rent.” said Carolyn McLaughlin, executive director of BronxWorks, a social services organization in New York. The maximum amount a family of
ʻPARTY OF FOOD STAMPSʼ
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich last year derided Democrats as “the party of food stamps”. And Republican leaders in the House of Representatives propose changing the program so that the funding is through a “block grant” to the states, rather than allowing it to grow automatically when needed due to an emergency, such as a natural disaster or economic crisis. In some parts of the country, shopSee FOOD STAMPS, page 11
FROM PAGE 6 cially pose aesthetic incompatibility, she said. Councilwoman Michael Self, who attended a City Council visit of the site, said that the material looked a lot like stuff used on barns where she grew up. Architect Josh Blumer from AB design studios, the firm handling Fergusons’ project, said that the material is indeed used on barns, but explained that it is made from recyclable steal and will significantly reduce Fergusons’ heating and cooling costs. His associate, Clay Aurell, added that other houses in the neighborhood sport similar roofing, and buildings such as The Granada have incorporated it. “Metal roofing is not foreign to Santa Barbara,” he said. Brandon also claims that the process has been mishandled in a number of ways and therefore compromised. The protruding portion of the second story was revealed by Brandon to be incompatible with zoning standards after it was approved, and though it was promptly removed from plans, she feels that the preliminary approval should be voided. She also said that because Aurell also serves on the ABR, contact he made with city staff during the design process was illegal. “There are laws that elected officials have to follow,” she said. “The process has been biased and mishandled.” Aurell countered that he is the only licensed architect at his firm, and as such it is his responsibility to correspond with staff. Many board members are also architects working in town, and that his actions were in keeping with guidelines set forth in the Brown Act. “I think it’s just another false accusation inside of someone trying to throw anything at a project to see that it doesn’t get done,” he said. Brandon’s accusations are currently being reviewed by a state regulator, an issue that will not be determined at today’s council meeting. Ferguson and her supporters, however, said that Brandon is living illegally at her residence. She claims that Brandon lives in an
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DAILY SOUND / Victor Maccharoli
Applicant, Heidi Ferguson, stands on her back porch, which she hopes will be the future site of her room addition.
‘There are laws that elected officials have to follow. The process has been biased and mishandled.’
Neighbor and appellant Pamela Brandon
additional structure apart from the house on her property, and that this building does not comply with zoning standards. She also claims that Brandon illegally rents the main house out. Brandon claims that the zoning issue, which revolved around a sink, was settled through the proper channels months ago. Her living situation has always been legal, she said. She accused Ferguson of filing a false claim against her on purpose. As far as additional people living with her, she said she sometimes takes in “housemates.” “I would not call them renters,” she said. Brandon said that illegal renting is
commonplace in her area, an argument that she used to combat Ferguson’s picture of a white picket fence neighborhood. Weeds through cracked concrete and peeling paint jobs are familiar to that section of Mission. Ferguson pointed out that across the street from her is a sober living facility and a half way house owned by Dario Pini, an infamous landlord who once racked up nearly 800 building violations and served jail time. “What charm are they talking about?” questioned her friend, Sue Young. She and Ferguson both said that the neighborhood is known for crowded, unauthoSee HOUSE, page 14
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Over the past 20 years, the characteristics of the program’s recipients have changed. In 1989, a higher percentage were on benefits than working, but as of 2009 a higher percentage had earned income. “SNAP is increasingly work support,” said Ed Bolen, an analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. And that’s only likely to get worse: So far in the recovery, jobs growth has been concentrated in lower-wage occupations, with minimal growth in middle-income wages as many higher-paid blue collar jobs have disappeared. And 6 percent of the 72.9 million Americans paid by the hour received wages at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2010. That’s up from 4.9 percent in 2009, and 3 percent in 2002, according to government data. Bolen said just based on income, minimum wage single parents are almost always eligible for food stamps. “This becomes an implicit subsidy for low-wage jobs and in terms of incentives for higher wage job creation that really is not a
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Of course, with an unemployment rate over 9 percent, some argue that those with any job at all are lucky. Millions of Americans whose unemployment benefits have expired have to exist only on food stamps and other government aid, such as Medicaid healthcare support. And even with unemployment benefits, said Jessica King, 25, from Portland, Oregon, her family juggles bills to ensure the electricity stays on. They are also selling some belongings on Craigslist to raise funds. King’s husband Stephen, 30, an electronics assembly worker, lost his job two months ago when she was seven months pregnant with their second child. It was the third time he has been laid off since 2008. She said she was reluctant, initially, to go on food stamps. “I felt the way our national debt was going I didn’t want to be part of the problem,” said King, who used to work as a cook at a faithbased non-profit organization. “But I didn’t know what else to do and I got to a point where I swallowed my pride and decided to do what was best for my daughter.”
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA Tuesday, September 6, 2011 In SANTA BARBARA The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara, on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter in the Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room, 4th Floor, County Administration Building, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California, to take public testimony regarding changes to fee ordinances for Clerk-Recorder, Assessor, and Election Services.
The public hearing is for the purpose of considering all objections or protests to the adoption of the ordinances and the revised fees schedules related to the Clerk-Recorder, Assessor, and Election Services with an effective date of November 1, 2011. Any objections or protest to the adoption of the proposed fees may be presented at the hearing or filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors before the public hearing whose address is 105 E. Anapamu St., Rm. 407, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Objections or protests may also be filed at the meeting on September 6, 2011.[11-00612] Witness my hand and seal this 9th day of August, 2011 Michael H. Allen CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Lisa Frances Carlson, Deputy Clerk
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE AUTHOR’S CORNER at 854 Miramonte Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Barbara; Joel O’Hayon-Crosby(SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual(Signed:)Joel O’HayonCrosby This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on AUG 04, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Catherine C. Daly. FBN Number: 20110002343. PUBLISHED AUG 09, 16, 23, 30 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FABCO EQUIPTMENT at 2832 Serena Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 County of Santa Barbara; Frank John Viera(SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual(Signed:)Frank J. Viera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on AUG 08, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2011-0002358. PUBLISHED AUG 09, 16, 23, 30 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CALIFORNIA LEARNING CENTER at 350 South Hope Ave A104 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 County of Santa Barbara; E Doerner, LLC(2929 Serena Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105), This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company(Signed:)Daniel Borell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 27, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2011-0002260. PUBLISHED AUG 02, 09, 16, 23 2011
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC INSTALLATIONS at 5152 Tabano Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 County of Santa Barbara; Jerry Rozenburg(Same), This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed:)Lori Rozenburg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 26, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Janet Hansen. FBN Number: 2011-0002230. PUBLISHED AUG 02, 09, 16, 23 2011
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ORDINANCE NO. 5563
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA AMENDING CHAPTER 10.60 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE BY REVISING SECTION 10.60.015, ESTABLISHING PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS ON COTA STREET BETWEEN SANTA BARBARA STREET AND ALAMEDA PADRE SERRA AT 25 MILES PER HOUR The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on August 16, 2011. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California. (Seal) /s/____________________________ Cynthia M. Rodriguez, CMC City Clerk Services Manager ORDINANCE NO. 5563 STATE OF CALIFORNIA
) ) COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ) ss. ) CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ) I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on August 9, 2011, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on August 16, 2011, by the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dale Francisco, Frank Hotchkiss, Grant House, Randy Rowse, Michael Self, Bendy White, Mayor Helene Schneider NOES:
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on August 17, 2011. /s/_________________________ Cynthia M. Rodriguez City Clerk Services Manager
I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on August 17, 2011. /s/_________________________ Helene Schneider Mayor
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Published August 23, 2011 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED MONTECITO RANCH ESTATES RECORDED MAP MODIFICATION AND LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT Case Nos. 10RMM-00000-00001, 11LLA-00000-00008
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Applicant proposes to reconfigure the building envelopes and open space easement boundaries within the subdivision, adjust the lot lines between three parcels, and permit past grading activities. PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located at 4700 Via Real, APN 005-210-061, and -064 through -068, in the Summerland area, First Supervisorial District. PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT: Santa Barbara County P&D is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of 11NGD-00000-00020. You may comment by submitting written or oral comments to the project planner identified below prior to the close of public comment on September 21, 2011 at 5 p.m.
PROJECT DETAILS: The project includes a Lot Line Adjustment to adjust the lot lines between parcels 5, 6, and 7 of Tract No. 14,290 and a Recorded Map Modification to: 1) reconfigure the building envelopes on six parcels; 2) reconfigure the boundaries and increase the extent of the open space easement by 1.76 acres; 3) permit prior unpermitted grading that went beyond the scope of a 2006 grading permit that resulted in lowering the “Knoll” by up to 13 feet (approximately 79,050 cyds. of cut and 66,061 cyds. of fill); 4) restore the slopes below the building envelopes on Lots 1, 4, 7, and 8 where the prior grading encroached into the open space easement area with native plant species; and 5) realign the recorded trail and public viewing easement to correspond to existing field conditions and facilitate improved access to the public trail from Asegra Road. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: P&D has prepared a Draft Negative Declaration (11NGD-00000-00020) pursuant to Section 15073 of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the County of Santa Barbara Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA. P&D’s issuance of a Negative Declaration affirms our opinion that any significant adverse impacts associated with the proposed project may be reduced to a less than significant level with the adoption of mitigation measures and that the project does not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Negative Declaration prepared for the project identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, residual impacts and monitoring requirements for identified subject areas. Significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: Aesthetics, Land Use, and Recreation. If the project description changes, P&D will require a reevaluation to consider the changes. This reevaluation will be subject to all regular fees and conditions. If you challenge this environmental document in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues raised by you or others in written correspondence or in hearings on the proposed project. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: If a copy of the Negative Declaration is not attached, the draft ND may be obtained and all documents referenced in the ND may be reviewed at Planning & Development offices located at 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. Draft documents are also available for review at the Santa Barbara Public Library, Downtown branch.
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‘All those groups, not one of them ever called me ... I didn’t know why it was being appealed. It didn’t make sense.’
Heidi Ferguson, homeowner
against Brandon that were later absolved. In addition to the signatures she has gathered, Brandon also solicited support from four local neighborhood associations. Ferguson feels she has not been fairly represented to those groups. “All those groups, not one of them ever called me,” she said “They’re just taking what she’s saying at face value.” Brandon will go to the council meeting backed by her associations. Ferguson will show up with Blumer and her lawyer, Susan M. Basham from Price, Postal, and Parma. She said she hired Basham to help her through this last appeal. “I didn’t know why it was being appealed. It didn’t make sense,” Ferguson said. Last time the council voted, it came out 4 to 2 in favor of her project. Michael Self and Dale Francisco voted against it.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Gunman opens fire at basketball game, 6 hurt
Six spectators were shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire at half-time of an adult basketball league game in Philadelphia on Monday, and one person was in critical condition, police said. Detectives said the five men and one woman wounded in the shooting in southwest Philadelphia were rushed to the nearby Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. They said most of the victims had minor wounds to the legs, although one was in criti-
cal but stable condition. "We don't know why it happened, we don't have a motive" said Detective Orlando Ortiz, who was investigating the shooting at the outdoor basketball court at the Kingsessing Recreation Center. Local media reported that hundreds of people had been at the game, a playoff, when the shooting happened. Ortiz said the unidentified suspect fled the scene. Police were still interviewing witnesses late on Monday night.
Jurors began deliberations on Monday in the child-abuse trial of an Alaska mother seen forcing her adopted Russian-born son to swallow hot sauce during an "Angry Moms" episode of the "Dr. Phil" show. Jessica Beagley was charged with misdemeanor child abuse, punishable by up to two years in jail, after homemade video of her discipline methods aired on the popular daytime television series, sparking a furor in the United States and Russia. Outraged viewers alerted authorities to the
footage, which also showed Beagley, 36, forcing the sobbing 7-year-old boy to stand in a cold shower while she yelled at him. The hot sauce and cold shower were said to be imposed as punishment for the boy's misbehavior at school. Municipal prosecutor Cynthia Franklin, in closing arguments, said Beagley staged an extreme punishment that she knew would be ineffective to win a spot on the nationally syndicated show hosted by psychologist Phil McGraw.
Jurors deliberate fate of ‘Angry Mom’ from Dr. Phil show
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