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Zizzo’s sizzles in Goleta
In the face of economic uncertainty, Sue and Michael McDonald have transformed South County's only remaining drive-through coffee shop from a franchise branch into a mom-andpop store.
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After a lengthy Santa Barbara City Council meeting yesterday and years of planning, developments to a Westside home at long last received approval. This is the second time the council has had to approve Heidi Ferguson’s designs for her home on West Mission Street following the appeal of her neighbor, Pamela Brandon. Ferguson’s brother, TJ Ferguson, was there to ask the council to uphold previous decisions of support for his sister’s project. Heidi, a widow with two kids, is planning to expand her home so her parents can move in. “I hope that you’re supportive of moving the neighborhood forward, “ said TJ Ferguson. “As you know See APPEAL, page 12
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Zizzoâ€™s sizzles in Goleta BY NICK C. TONKIN
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In the face of economic uncertainty, Sue and Michael McDonald have transformed South County's only remaining drive-through coffee shop from a franchise branch into a mom-and-pop store. Zizzoâ€™s Coffee, on Storke Road just past the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta, has been going strong for more than two years. The McDonalds say the secret to their success is right in the shopâ€™s motto, â€œGood Friends, Great Coffee.â€? They also credit advice and support from Womenâ€™s Economic Ventures, a nonprofit organization that provides training to aspiring small business owners. Sue, a licensed real estate agent, said she and her husband got their start a few years ago when they decided to do something different with their lives. Both have been self-admitted coffee lovers for many years and Sue said that a coffee house is one of the few places that can change someoneâ€™s mood within 15 minutes. â€œYou give them that cup of coffee and they leave happy,â€? Sue said. Thatâ€™s when the idea of a coffee house came to them. Being small business novices, the McDonaldsâ€™ sought out franchises to avoid having to, â€œgo it alone.â€? They found their match in Zizzoâ€™s Coffee, with its upscale granite-andwood look and surf theme. The company provided the McDonalds with two-week training and operating manuals and they were off. But after a year, the owner decided to sell and offered the McDonalds the chance to go independent. The prospect seemed daunting, but the McDonalds took it on. Still new at business, the McDonalds put their networking skills to the test, getting advice from all their businessowning friends. Sue also enrolled in Womenâ€™s Economic Venturesâ€™ Self Employment Training course. While the McDonaldsâ€™ friends had plenty of business management advice for them, they didnâ€™t find much encouragement. â€œEveryone we talked to said â€˜don't do it,â€™â€? Sue laughed. But Sue said WEV gave plenty of sup-
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Sue Mcdonald, owner ZizzoĘźs Coffee in Goleta, says customer service is the key to success.
port, even for someone with a business already in hand. The McDonalds had to hammer out a business plan. â€œIt makes you think of everything,â€? Sue said. Things seemed tough at first. They had little experience managing employees and the drive-through meant having more people on hand during the morning and afternoon rushes. Sue herself admits she had a fear of customer service back then. She described herself in training as, â€œA deer in headlights,â€? a problem in an industry where customer service can make or break a shop. â€œPeople will go out of their way to go to a coffee house that has good customer service and not go back to one that doesnâ€™t,â€? Sue said. But Sue found herself rising to the challenge, memorizing names, drink orders, and sharing her life with her customers. As testament, a Zizzoâ€™s regular invited
the McDonalds to his wedding. Sue remembers him sharing the details of the courtship right up to the moment when the man walked in and told the McDonalds, â€œI proposed.â€? Sue recalled the moment after the man left with his coffee that day. â€œMichael turned to me and said â€˜that'd why we do this business!â€™â€? Sue said. Running their own business has given the McDonalds more control over their lives and new opportunities to make their mark in Goleta. The shop holds bands, movie nights, and even a fireworks viewing party on the Fourth of July. â€œThereâ€™s just a lot of flexibility for what you can do for yourself or for the community,â€? Sue said. FYI: Zizzoâ€™s Coffee is at 370 Storke Road, Goleta. 571-8888. WEV is holding orientations for its fall courses on August 25 and 31 from 12â€”1 p.m. For registration or more information call 965-6073 or go online to www.wevonline.org
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Patchy clouds and fog this morning will give way to mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. Daytime highs will continue to moderate today, much like what weʼve seen already this week. In fact, this trend is expected to continue right on through Saturday as highs downtown warm into the lower 80s each day.
Cops arrest three after Isla Vista stabbing
DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT Violence broke out Sunday morning in Isla Vista. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department arrested Patchy Fog, three people after a stabbing in Isla Vista Sunday morning. Warmer Fernando Aispuro Uriarte, 19, of Santa Barbara was booked 80° into the Santa Barbara County Jail for attempted murder. His Thursday Friday Sunday Saturday bail was set at $500,000. Abraham Vega, 18, of Santa Barbara was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $100,000 bail. VEGA URIARTE VILLIDARES Both men remain in custody. Authorities arrested Richard Valladares, 18, of Oxnard was booked for assault with a dead- attacked the 19-year old and stabbed him in the stomach. ly weapon. His bail was $30,000 . He posted bail on Monday They then ran to a nearby car and driving away. Slightly Warm & Warm & Mostly Sunny, morning. During the fight, a 22-year old man who came to the defense Cooler Breezy Breezy Warm Authorities about 1:18 a.m. on Sunday responded to the of the 19-year old also suffered a cut to his finger that required 61/78° 62/82° 62/82° 63/81° 6500 block of El Nido Lane after a report of a stabbing. stitches, authorities said. Authorities said the suspects got into an argument with at The 19-year old was treated at the hospital and is expected least three other people outside a home on the 6500 block of El to recover. Nido Lane. Sheriff’s deputies and the California Highway Patrol stopped A 19-year old man who lived at the home heard the commotion a car on the 6800 block of Hollister Avenue a few minutes later. U.S Attorney for the Central District of California André and came outside to find out what was going on, deputies said. The vehicle matched the description of the suspects’ car. Birotte Jr. stopped by Santa Barbara to have an informal talk Witnesses said the argument turned violent when the three suspects Authorities then arrested the three suspects. with media representatives about the U.S. Attorney’s role with local issues. Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010, Birotte represents one of the largest federal districts in the U.S. It encompasses San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, TRIPOLI (Reuters) — A beleaguered headquarters in the heart of the capital leaving the compound remain a mystery, Riverside, and Orange counties in all federal litigation. Before Muammar Gaddafi vowed on was a tactical move after it had been hit although he appeared to have been in then he served as the inspector general for the Los Angeles Wednesday to fight on to death or victo- by 64 NATO air strikes and he vowed Tripoli, at least until recently. Police Commission. ry after rebels forced him to abandon his "martyrdom" or victory in his fight As night fell on Tuesday after a day in Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Independent, Birotte’s visit- Tripoli stronghold in what appeared to be against the alliance. which rebels overran Tripoli, meeting lited to stay in touch with media outlets about relations with fed- a decisive blow against the Libyan Urging Libyans to cleanse the streets tle resistance with few casualties, heavy eral prosecutions and civil proceedings. leader's 42-year rule. of traitors, he said he had secretly toured fighting was reported in a southern desert Gleeful rebels ransacked Gaddafi's Tripoli. city, Sabha, that rebels forecast would be Bab al-Aziziya bastion, seizing weapons "I have been out a bit in Tripoli dis- Gaddafi loyalists' last redoubt. and smashing symbols of a government creetly, without being seen by people, Forces loyal to Gaddafi were shelling Apple Inc will release a cheaper iPhone 4 within weeks, whose demise will transform Libya and and ... I did not feel that Tripoli was in the towns of Zuara and Ajelat, west of jeopardizing profit margins to win lower-end customers from send a warning to other Arab autocrats danger," Gaddafi said. Tripoli, Al-Arabiya television reported. rivals such as Nokia in China and other emerging markets. facing popular uprisings. He was speaking to pro-Gaddafi In Tripoli itself, Reuters corresponAsian suppliers have begun making a lower-cost version of Gaddafi said his withdrawal from his media outlets and his whereabouts after dents said there still appeared be some See LYBIA,topage 12 the hot-selling smartphone with a smaller 8-gigabyte flash drive that will arrive around the same time Apple unveils its muchanticipated iPhone 5, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The world's most valuable technology company has long stuck to the higher end of a booming mobile device arena, but is now seeking out new markets to sustain the rip-roaring pace Join a of growth that has enthralled Wall Street. “Winter League” It is in talks with leading Chinese carriers China Mobile Ltd & receive 10 free and China Telecom Corp Ltd, both of which are eager to carry the device that defined the smartphone market when Apple games of bowling launched it in 2007.
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Toxicology tests showed there was alcohol, but no illegal substances in British singer Amy Winehouse's system when she died last month aged 27, her spokesman said on Tuesday. "Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death," a spokesman for Winehouse said. "Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death." The soul singer, famed for her beehive hairstyle and erratic behavior on and off stage, was found dead at her London home on July 23. The Grammy-winning star behind acclaimed album "Back to Black" had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, and it was widely assumed that they played a part in her death.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) â€” strong earthquake rattled the East Coast on Tuesday, sending tremors as far as Canada, damaging well-known buildings in the nationâ€™s capital and sending scared office workers into the streets. There were no reports of major damage or serious injuries from the 5.8 magnitude quake, which was centered in Mineral, Virginia, about 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. It was the largest quake in Virginia since 1897 and struck at a shallow depth, increasing its potency. The Pentagon, White House and U.S. Capitol were evacuated in Washington, and thousands of alarmed workers scurried into the streets up and down the East Coast as the lunchtime quake sent items crashing down from store and office shelves. â€œWe were rocking,â€? said Larry Beach, who works at the U.S. Agency for International Development in downtown Washington. â€œIt was definitely significant.â€? Federal workers were sent home early. Washingtonâ€™s National Cathedral, host to state funerals and memorial services for many U.S. presidents, suffered damage with three spires in the central tower breaking off. The U.S. East Coast does not normally experience quakes as strong as Tuesdayâ€™s. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was of 5.8 magnitude, downgrading an earlier estimate if 5.9. Earthquakes of magnitude 5.5 can cause damage to buildings and other structures. In addition to the Virginia earthquake, there were nine tremors in the area immediately around Cokedale, Colorado, near the border of New Mexico. â€œToday we had two significant earthquakes shake large portions of the country,â€? said David Wald, a geophysicist with the USGS. â€œThe Western earthquake, magnitude 5.3, within the last 24 hours, shook roughly four western states, primarily Colorado and New Mexico, but also parts of Kansas, Oklahoma as well as Texas -large states, but probably experienced by tens of thousands of people,â€? he said. U.S. CAPITOL SHAKEN
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