AUGUST 25, 2011 TODAY’S WEATHER
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South Coast officials had touted Gus Frias as be-all-end-all gang fighter See story on page 2
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Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries Saturday at a Montecito home.
The Montecito Planning Commission and the Santa Barbara County planning staff are investigating several potential code violations surrounding Kim Kardashian’s wedding last Saturday. Dianne Black, director of development services for the county, said at Wednesday’s Montecito Planning Commission meeting that the event violated at least one code – the allowable number of people – but that there may have been other violations as well. Black said that a critical question was whether the wedding was a “commercial event,” which would trigger other standards. The query is relevant because of reports that the estate was rented to host a wedding and produce a cable television special scheduled for October, See WEDDING, page 14
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Frias MIA since June accident Officials who once praised him say Frias can be replaced BY NICK C. TONKIN
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In a shocking twist to how South Coast leaders deal with the region’s gang problem, the man hired as the area’s gang czar has abruptly resigned from his $100,000 position. Gus Frias walks away from the position less than a year after he arrived with much fanfare as the coordinator for the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs. Known for wowing officials with fiery oration and lofty goals, Frias took the position at the Community Action Commission in December 2010. He frequently boasted in public about his doctorate and how he was fully armed with the tools to solve the area’s gang problem. But Frias, after just eight months, has little to point to as a major accomplishment. The job entailed getting all of the South Coast’s government agencies and myriad nonprofits to start coordinating with each other to stop the growth of gangs in the area. Frias hit the ground running, making pitches to city councils, county agencies and community organizations. Officials paraded him around, touting his knowledge and expertise in solving gang problems. But six months into his term, Frias suffered a fall that put him out of commission for two months. Executive Director Fran Forman did not elaborate, but said that he’d been having medical problems that left him out of commission since June. In that time, Commission employees had been taking on some of Frias’ duties. Because of that, Forman said Frias’ departure isn’t going to rattle the Commission. “It’s not a very abrupt departure,” Forman said. “It’s not like Dr. Gus was replacing somebody.” She said the chief concern of the Commission is still working with at-risk youths. It’ll continue to work on pooling information between agencies so that each kid can be known individually. “The job is facilitating entities that
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As the coordinator for the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs, Gus Frias spoke at a March event regarding Goletaʼs gangs. After a fall in June, he decided this week to resign.
don’t really have a reason to communicate with each other,” Forman said. “It’s really not going to depend on one person.” Forman said the Commission’s Family and Youth Services director Carolyn Contreras is taking on most of the coordinator activities. Forman said the Commission may look for another candidate but it’s too soon to say anything definite. Forman said she couldn’t discuss specifics of Frias’ pay, but that in general Commission employees get paid for work they’ve already done. With only six months of activity, there aren’t many hard numbers or milestones for Frias to hang an accomplishment on. But Forman said he brought in a lot national experts and resources to give the community a bigger picture on the role of gangs on a state and national level and define some of Santa Barbara County’s
own issues. Forman also credits Frias with surveying the local agencies and community organizations to see what each one does. That kind of information hadn’t been compiled before and while Frias may be gone, that data is still with the Commission. Work is being done on sorting which organizations can best serve which kids. Other officials said Frias’ resignation is unfortunate, but not the end of the Task Force’s mission. Santa Barbara Assistant City Administrator Marcelo López said city, county, community and school organizations had already been opening up lines of communication. He believed that work would continue in Frias’ absence. “We just have to regroup and figure out how to continue to work together,” López said. See FRIAS, page 16
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Patchy Fog, Warmer 82° Friday
Warm, Humid 62/82°
Areas of clouds and fog will continue to linger during the morning hours, keeping our mornings on the mild side. Daytime highs will warm by several degrees today as high pressure continues to expand towards the west coast. This will lead to some added humidity in our forecast from tomorrow through Saturday.
Warm, Humid 62/82°
Less Humid, Warm 63/80°
Slightly Cooler 61/77°
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Price now on Gaddafi’s head
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s new masters have offered a million-dollar bounty for fugitive Muammar Gaddafi, after he urged his men to fight on in battles across parts of the capital. A day after rebel forces overran his Tripoli headquarters and trashed symbols of his 42-year rule, scattered pockets of loyalist diehards kept the irregular fighters at bay as they hunted Gaddafi and his sons. Rebels also reported fighting deep in the desert and a standoff round Gaddafi’s tribal home town. In Tripoli, rockets and shooting kept largely kept civilians indoors and gunfire rang out in the center into the night. Most were anxious but hopeful the war would soon end, and with it the worsening shortages of food, water and medical supplies –both for hundreds of wounded and for the sick. Gaddafi would not give up easily and could still unleash a “catastrophic event.” In a poor-quality audio tape broadcast by satellite on Wednesday, Gaddafi urged Libya’s tribes to “exterminate traitors, infidels and rats.” There was no clear indication of where Gaddafi is, though his opponents surmised he was still in or around Tripoli after what Gaddafi himself described as a “tactical” withdrawal from his Bab al-Aziziya compound before it was captured on Tuesday. But Western leaders and the rebel government-in-waiting have lost no time readying a handover of Libya’s substantial foreign assets. Funds will be required to bring relief to war-battered towns and develop oil reserves that can make Libya rich.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews worked on Wednesday to drain propane from a rail tank car that has been burning in Lincoln, Calif. for nearly 24 hours, forcing the evacuation of 4,800 homes and businesses. Crews have been pouring water on the burning tank car since it caught fire on Tuesday afternoon to reduce internal pressure in the tank that could cause it to explode. “The Lincoln tank fire is still considered an unstable situation and the evacuation consisting of a 1-mile radius is still in place,” a Lincoln police spokeswoman said in a recorded message on Wednesday morning. Officials hoped to have the fire, which started when the tank car was being inspected, to be extinguished by this morning. The so-called “hot tap” draining process involves attaching a pipe to the 29,000-gallon tanker to siphon propane into a nearby pond, where it would be burned off safely, the city of Lincoln said in a written statement. According to the statement, the operation carried out under the supervision of a team of experts brought in from Texas. Schools and Lincoln City Hall were scheduled to remain closed for the rest of the week.
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A shopper leaves the Ralphs on De la Vina Street Wednesday in Santa Barbara. Grocery store employees could strike next week.
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DAILY SOUND CORRESPONDENT
With a grocery store strike looming, Ralphs customer David Hambrick knows how he feels about the issue. “I hope they do strike,” he said. “They should get their benefits.” As a small-business owner, Hambrick shared his experiences with negotiations,
saying that he doesn’t routinely force his employees to fight so hard for benefits. “If they’re going to negotiate, they should negotiate properly,” he said. “I think it’s ridiculous that they have to do this every other year.” Southern California grocery store employees could strike at anytime after recently voting to strike should they deem
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The other day my daughter came home from college and gave me a bill. I thought she was buying a condo. It turns out the bill was for her college textbooks â€“ for one class. Whatâ€™s with that rip-off anyway? The government creates a monopoly for these people â€“ you have to buy their books or else risk flunking the class â€“ yet the government does not, in turn, regulate price-gouging on the books. These textbook companies and professors are making serious bank off college students, most of whom are dirt-poor and are already paying outrageous tuition fees. Each book she had, dog-eared and penciled-up as they were, cost more than $100, even though they cost less than $10 apiece to produce. How can these folks justify making that kind of profit off students, many of whom have to rely on bank or government loans just to make it through? These are supposed to be the institutions of integrity and higher learning. After seeing that book bill, itâ€™s clear they are more like institutions of thievery and obscene profits. The worst part is that while tuition fees go into a general fund that helps support the school, book profits go into the hands of the book publishers and the professors who â€œwriteâ€? these books, many of which are so poorly written as to be virtually unreadable. But yaâ€™ still gotta shell out the dough. Itâ€™s time the Legislature stepped in and stopped this abuse. Das, Tony, we could use a little help, here. I hung out at the City Council candidateâ€™s night with Josh Molina last Friday and it was pretty entertaining. Overall, my sense of it is that Santa Barbara, no matter which three candidates out of the ten are elected, will be in pretty good hands. These are pretty good folks. There are three clearly defined liberal
or progressive candidates â€“ Iya Falcone, Deborah Schwartz and Cathy Murillo â€“ and three conservatives, Dale Francisco, Michael Self and Randy Rowse. With those six squaring off, itâ€™s shaping up like a good old-fashioned MIKE brawl. Rowse BOWKER comes across as a guy youâ€™d love to have as your neighbor while Francisco is poised and smart. Self and Murillo are almost mirrorimages of each other, but on different sides of the political fence. They are humble, dedicated and likeable. Schwartz is deeply knowledgeable, but I wish she would loosen up just a little, while Falcone, who has been there before, is comfortable and can talk at length â€“ sometimes long length â€“on the issues. But what really makes the race this year are the two wild cards, Jerry Matteo and Sharon Byrne. Matteo, who fits in the liberal category, made a terrific accounting of himself and his positions Friday night. Articulate and seemingly willing to put aside partisan bickering to get things solved, he was my favorite surprise of the night. Byrne was also impressive and formative on just about every issue. She ticked-off her fellow conservatives by entering the race â€“ they feared splitting the conservative vote four ways instead of three might cause them to lose a seat or two â€“ but that was before Matteo stepped up and evened the score. Itâ€™s going to be a fine race this fall. Iâ€™m happy to have a front-row seat. Iâ€™m not purposefully leaving out the other two candidates; itâ€™s just that they seem not to be part of the scrum. But I donâ€™t count Sebastian Aldana out, he was impossible not to appreciate and
admire, while Cruzito Cruz seems to be running on a narrow, but passionate platform of Latino issues. Overall, it might seem Iâ€™m a little easy on the candidates, and maybe I am. Iâ€™ve been involved with politics for most of my life and Iâ€™ve taken part in some of the hardest, toughest fights in California and nationwide. But, these folks are a bit different. They are our neighbors. Letâ€™s have some fun and vote our choices. Switching gears, if you havenâ€™t been to the wine tasting at the top of the Canary Hotel on Mondays, you might want to give it a try. Lots of excellent local wines, one of the best views in town and Jeff Holden, the assistant restaurant manager, always makes sure everybody has a good time. Brett Long, a waiter there, is a cool dude and a friend. Brett is getting his Ph.D. in a discipline working with autistic children and their families. Itâ€™s a great cause â€“ one that I want to deal with in more depth in future stories. I donâ€™t know if you saw this, but archeologists just found what is believed to be the worldâ€™s oldest joke book. It was found near Rome, Italy, and it bears the title, Philogelos, which translates roughly as â€œLaughter Lover.â€? Iâ€™m not kidding, these jokes are at least 1,700 years old. One of the first jokes in it goes like this: â€œA man buys a slave, who dies soon after. When the man complains, the slave seller replies, â€˜Well, he didnâ€™t die when I owned him.â€™â€? Whatta think? Is Letterman in trouble? See you at the Canaryâ€Ś. Michael Bowker is a former speechwriter for the Mayor of Los Angeles and is the author of 12 books. He writes a weekly column for The Daily Sound.
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I got an email from a friend of mine this week. I had asked how things were going for her. Her response? “All is fine, I’m just exhausted. You know, typical working mom things.” Yes, I do know. Being a mom and working doesn’t always mesh well. I work outside the home, not only for financial reasons, but – almost more importantly – a way to hold on to part of my identity outside of being someone’s mother. Being a working mom also feels like I’m being torn in many directions and feeling like I’m not doing any of my jobs as well as I can. But somehow working moms do the best we can and make the best of our situation. Being a mom who works is knowing exactly how long it takes, calculating with traffic, to get from the office to where our children are waiting to be picked up. It’s arranging playdates or relying on family so our entire paycheck isn’t paying for the babysitter. It’s running too many errands while
FROM PAGE 5 that much this sitting time is spent watching reality television, which has been clinically proven to sap the will to live. Actually, it’s no joke that watching TV is also killing us, and not just Jersey Shore. An Australian study found that for each additional hour of television a person sat and watched each day, the risk of dying rose by 11 percent. The researchers say that this works out to roughly 22 minutes shaved off of your life for each hour of TV watched. Although, to be fair, this study was conducted in Australia, so it’s possible that, much as water runs down the drain in the opposite direction there, here in the Northern Hemisphere watching TV could actually extend your life. Specifically, it’s the inactivity that makes sitting and TV watching that’s so dangerous. Which is why people who tend to move around a lot, even when in otherwise sedentary positions, tend to
toting our children around, because that’s the only time we have. It’s selling the idea to your child that going to Trader Joe’s is fun, because if they find the hidden stuffed animal, they’ll get a treat. It’s being at work SUSAN and thinking of your TORREY child. Thinking of their day, what they are doing and what it would feel like to be with them instead. It’s having a schedule and knowing who is where, doing what with whom. It’s having your cell phone with you at all times, just in case. It’s checking your emails too often because you want to be dedicated to work as well. It’s being up in the middle of the night comforting or feeding your child knowing that you’ll be tired at work the next day, but you do it anyway, because first
stay thinner and suffer fewer adverse health effects. So the bad news is that your fidgety coworker – you know, that incredibly irritating guy who can’t go five seconds without drumming his fingers on the table – will live a long life. But on the bright side, you won’t be annoyed for quite so long since you’ll be dead. Unfortunately, these days there’s no way to eliminate sitting from one’s lifestyle entirely, at least not without enduring a great deal of social awkwardness in movie theaters, restaurants, courtrooms, dental offices, etc. Instead, many people are incorporating more movement into their work routines. These efforts include rearranging the workspace so that, for example, one has to stretch to reach the phone on a shelf above the desk, the mouse behind the computer monitor and the stapler on the floor. Because, really, what’s more fun than turning your workday into an 8hour game of Twister? But there are plenty of other ways to keep moving while you’re seated,
and foremost, you are a mom. I’m pretty confident in saying that these issues aren’t strictly concerns to working mothers. I am also confident that working moms know that stay at home moms are hard at work too. I get a paycheck from my job. That’s nice but it doesn’t compare to the payment I get from being a mom. My payment there comes in the form of an “I love you” at the most random moment. It comes in the form of when I kiss Fia and she wipes off the kiss and reswipes her hand across her chest as she puts my kiss in her heart for safekeeping. It comes when we’re snuggled in bed, legs touching, our heads bent over a book that is resting on our laps. The only sound in the room is my voice, Fia’s breathing and the slow turning of the pages. The intimacy in the air is something like a living thing. It’s magnetic and magical. It’s more than I ever expected to receive. Susan Torrey’s column appears Thursdays in The Daily Sound.
whether at the office, at home, at a funeral, in the confessional, etc. How about setting a timer and standing up every half hour to execute a two-minute bodybuilding pose-down? Or while talking on the phone, you could use your free hand to hone your baton twirling skills. Or to really get the adrenaline flowing, maybe play that game where you spread one hand out on the desk and use the other hand to rapidly tap the blade of a pocket knife in the alternating spaces between your fingers. And, of course, there’s always Jazz Hands. And if anyone at the office ever makes fun of you for standing up and doing “The Robot” in the middle of staff meetings, you can take comfort knowing you’re just doing everything possible to stay healthy. Or, failing that, nothing gets the blood moving like a vigorous obscene gesture. Malcolm welcomes reader support for his campaign to declare “Jersey Shore” a health hazard at Malcolm@CultureShlock.com
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SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple Inc on Wednesday and passed the reins to his right-hand man Tim Cook, saying he could no longer fulfill the duties in a bombshell announcement that raised fears his health has deteriorated further. Jobs, who fought and survived a rare form of pancreatic cancer and revolutionized the technology arena with the iPhone and the iPad in the past four years, is deemed the heart and soul of a company that this month briefly became the most valuable in America. “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come,” Jobs, who takes on the new position of chairman, said in a short letter announcing his resignation.
Jobs in 2010 at the Apple iPhone 4 unveil. The 56year-old will become the chairman of Apple.
The letter and a separate terse, somewhat cryptic statement from Apple raised more questions than it answered about Jobs’ health and the future of the company. See JOBS, page 11
Dog owners invited to chip, vaccinate pets on Saturday
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ing/neutering. The county runs three shelters and 2,000 cats and dogs are euthanized each year when lost or abandoned, some producing additional unwanted offspring. Microchipping is encouraged by the organization because it is the easiest way to have your pet returned if lost. Their website outlines the procedure as being quick and only as painful as a vaccination. They will only be charging $20 at the event, but the dog must be licensed. Vaccinations can prolong the lives of animals and protect them from deadly illness. Rabies, DHPP and Bordatella shots will be available all for around $10 and without the hassle of vet’s fees or appointments. Owners can also receive information about affordable spay and neuter services. All dogs must be on leashes and only cash and checks are accepted. Licensing fees go toward the county’s animal shelters.
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FROM PAGE 10 While it’s unlikely that his departure as CEO will derail Apple’s ambitious product-launch roadmap in the near term, there are concerns about whether the company would stay a creative force to be reckoned with beyond the next year or so without its founder and visionary at the helm. That is why Apple’s stock dropped as much as 7 percent in after-hours trading when Jobs’ departure was announced. In the company statement, Apple co-lead director Art Levinson on behalf of the board praised Jobs’ “extraordinary vision and leader-
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ANTONY MICHAEL UPTON CASE NO.: 1382256
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ANTONY MICHAEL UPTON A Petition for Probate has been filed by KATHRYN UPTON in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.
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Happy Birthday: The more you interact with others, the better off you will be. Sharing knowledge will allow you to pick up valuable information that will enable you to do things you haven’t done in the past. Opportunity knocks, and you must be ready to take advantage of what’s being offered. Your memory will help you leave a lasting impression with someone influential. Your numbers are 8, 14, 21, 27, 30, 34, 46. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): Don’t make unnecessary alterations in your life. It’s important to keep things flowing. Problems at home will escalate if you get into a shouting match. Do whatever you can to ensure that the job you do leaves no room for criticism. 2 stars
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FROM PAGE 4 Another Ralphs customer feel strongly about the issue. Angela Holland was staunchly supportive of the employees. “There are not too many recourses that workers have,” Holland said. “[Striking] is part of the system. I wouldn’t cross a picket line.” The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) represents more than 60,000 employees throughout southern California, about 1,000 of which work in the Santa Barbara area. Safeway, Kroger and Supervalu, the parent companies of Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons, respectively, have battled with the union over numerous issues since March, but the primary fight has regarded healthcare benefits. And that’s not asking so much, said UFCW secretary-treasurer, John Grant, given the companies’ estimated combined annual profits of $3 billion. “Hopefully, there will be adequate funding for healthcare so their [employees’] families can have benefits and not have to go bankrupt,” said Grant, who added that the average grocery store clerk makes only about $26,000 per year. “We’re worried they [employees] will become retail nomads, unable to contribute and enjoy their communities.” Grant, who said that all employees – full-and part-time – can strike, also said that the first store to do so will set off a chain reaction. “A strike against one store is a strike against all three,” Grant said. “There is a
Santa Barbara City Council member Dale Francisco said the Task Force is still a good idea. Francisco considered Frias more than capable but not irreplaceable. “I’m sure there’s somebody out there who can fill the job,” Francisco said. First District County Supervisor Salud Carbajal said Frias’ departure is disappointing but gang issues are too complex for one man to fix it all. “Any time you have a turnover in staff before you start seeing the results does
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David Hambrick loads groceries into his truck Wednesday at Ralphs parking lot on De la Vina Street. He says heʼll support the unionized grocery store employees if thereʼs a strike.
pact amongst employees, a solidarity lock.” While a strike has yet to occur, the union and the companies are set to meet again Monday for negotiations. “We are not leaving that room until we have a deal or we have to go out and strike,” Grant said. A Vons spokesman said the company hopes to avoid a strike.
“We remain hopeful that we can peacefully reach a settlement that works for both sides,” said Spokesperson Daymond Rice. “We would urge the union leadership to do the same. The rhetoric around strike votes and harming the companies needlessly alarms and confuses our employees and customers. Likewise, it only distracts the parties from reaching a settlement.”
‘We just have to regroup and figure out how to continue to work together.’
– SANTA BARBARA ASSISTANT CITY ADMINISTRATOR MARCELO LOPEZ ON GUS FRIASʼ DEPARTURE
put things back,” Carbajal said. “But there’s no panacea for these issues.” Carbajal had some overall reservations about the process. He felt goals and methods hadn’t been ironed out when things started. While he considered Frias to be very capable of the task, he
believed anyone from outside the Santa Barbara area would still face a learning curve. “I’m not sure our structure was the most strategic and effective,” Carbajal said. “And we need to be smart and strategic and continue to work together.”
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