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Mr. Picky invents wine glass that measures your moderation NEWS

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Most everybody enjoys a glass or two of wine without hesitation. Savored over dinner with friends, or perhaps in private after a long day, wine’s allure is that of a pleasure teetering on guiltlessness. Health experts tout the luxury’s ability to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, provide antioxidant and increase good cholesterol. Facts duplicated over the web and spouted at dinner parties have legitimized the inklings of wine enthusiast and spurred health conscious individuals to take up a nightly ritual. It is often suggested that two glasses of wine is healthy for a man, and one glass for a woman. But how much is a glass? Surely not to the top, right? What about restaurants, do they all follow some tried and true standard? Can’t an individual just eyeball it and go about their evening? These questions pecked at long-time wine enthusiasts and Santa Barbara residents David Mallen and his wife Patti a few years ago as they were coming to consciousness about moderating wine intake. David Mallen said the two were stumped over the yo-yoing portions poured for them at various restaurants across town. Because some nearly filled the glass while others served a mere few inches, the couple had trouble determining what measure they should apply when doling their own glass-fulls at home. “We started to try to moderate ourselves and would fail occasionally,” Mallen said. Eventually they took to measuring their wine in a Pyrex cup, and were surprised with the results. The couple had no idea they were over drinking, a common epiphany for those who get into moderating. “You start to realize how much you drink, actually,” Mallen said. But after years of using the Pyrex cup, Mallen, whose nickname is the same as his business, Mr. Picky, came to the conclusion that he had had enough. After all, as his product’s web-page points out, “using a measuring device is not exactly sexy.” Innovation in the wine field is not something new for the Mallens. The couple released their Mr. Picky Wine Tasting

iPhone Apps two years ago, which map out all the wineries and some tasting rooms and restaurants in the Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Temecula, and Ventura areas. The local couple’s first app was for Santa Barbara and it was the first of its kind in the region. This app has been recently updated and is now free. After tossing ideas back and forth with his wife about a more stylish way to moderate, the two came up with the idea for a glass that would dual as a measuring cup. A thorough scour of the web confirmed that their idea was indeed original, and after crafting the unique, discrete design, the Mr. Picky Moderation Wine Glass was born. Of course Mallen, who is the senior artists at UCSB Extension, would not want some hokey glass with numbers and dashed lines all over it. So he came up with the idea of a simplification of the Mr. Picky logo and a few discrete bubbles marking four, six, and eight ounces. A standard glass of wine is about four to five. “Looking at one you would not think it was a moderation glass,” he said. “It just looks like a fun design.” So far the product has gotten great reviews from prominent proponents of moderation. “What a great idea to help people enjoy their delicious wine by keeping it easy to stay mindful and aware of just how much you are actually serving yourself,” said Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D, author of The New Sonoma Diet, in a prepared statement. “It is so interesting how easy it is to underestimate how much you really are drinking, especially for those of us who LOVE wine!” Steven R. Gundrey, MD, inventor of several lifesaving heart devices and current Medical Director and founder of The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, praised the glass as a way to “enjoy great health, the sensible way.” He said his patients often overestimate how much a glass of wine actually is, leading to poor health rather than the multiple benefits that can be gained by consuming appropriate portions. He is gifting a few of the glasses to his 85 year old parents for Christmas this year, he said. Among the first handful of moderation wine glass customers, Mallen said some are those like him and his wife who

measured for years. Others are buying gifts for friends who are counting calories through weight watchers and other diets. Five ounces of wine is about 120 calories. A full bottle is 480, about the same as drinking two 20 oz. Cokes, according to Joy Bauer, author of Food Cures, in an MSNBC article. But Mallen, a wine lover first and health-conscious consumer second, understands that not everyone is interested in limiting themselves. Hence the duo is working to create a “lush” glass with a proud single dot hovering near the top. “Some say “eh I’m not going to moderate my wine,’’’ Mallen conceded. “It varies from person to person.” For the Mallens it is just as much about appropriately conserving a precious commodity as it is about monitoring their health. “Wine’s the one thing that I just really love—Patti same thing,” Mallen said. “We’re concerned about health but we love wine - if you monitor you can drink less.” Mr. Picky Moderation Wine glasses are two for $29.90. They are available on the web at the Mr. Picky website, http://www.mr-picky.com/moderationwine-glasses/, and on Ebay and Amazon.

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Corey Lyons convicted of double homicide NEWS

Corey Lyons was found guilty yesterday for murdering his brother and his brother’s life partner with a shotgun in their Mesa home two years ago. The jury found Lyons guilty of two counts of first degree murder and one count of residential burglary after deliberating for five hours. This is the third time Lyons has stood trial for the murders, the first trail ended in mistrial and the second was a hung jury. Lyons, a goleta resident, entered the home of the couple on May 4, the day before he was to pay a $250,000 settlements to his brother for

a lawsuit regarding the construction of the home. Corey Lyons built the home for his brother Daniel Lyons and long-term girlfriend Barbara Scharton. But the couple filed suit against Corey Lyons for faulty construction and construction fraud. Incriminating evidence against Lyon’s included gunshot residue found on himself and some of his possession, and a phone call he made to his sister that morning in which he said “It’s over.” The jury found Corey Lyons guilty of all allegations and circumstances. He will return to court for sentencing February 7, 2012 and officials expect he will receive life imprisonment with out possibility of parole.

Anti-Wall Street protesters in the city of Berkeley are bracing for an imminent eviction the city said would occur late on Wednesday night. The city distributed flyers announcing the

10:00 p.m. closure of the Occupy Berkeley encampment, which has numbered roughly 100 participants since it began in mid-October, according to city spokeswoman Mary Kay Clunies-Ross.

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Romney, Gingrich fight over ads

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, who has slipped in popularity amid a flurry of attack ads from his opponents, said on Wednesday his main rival Mitt Romney was dishonest for claiming to have no control over the ads. Gingrich, a front-runner in the race to become the Republican who will try to stop Democratic President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid, has called on Romney to ask the groups that have funded the negative ads to stop. "For him to stand to one side and say oh gosh, I don't have any influence over my former staff, and I don't have any influence over my millionaire friends who wrote the big checks, it's just not honest," Gingrich said at a campaign event. Romney, who has been gaining in opinion polls in the early voting state of Iowa as Gingrich's popularity has waned, said most of the ads were funded not directly by his campaign but by a political action committee known as a Super PAC that is not directly linked to his campaign.

The Romney-Bush connection

Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is distantly related to six past presidents, including George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Franklin D. Roosevelt, genealogists said on Tuesday Online database Ancestry.com released a report showing the former Massachusetts governor also has ties to Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Pierce and Herbert Hoover through an English landowner who lived in the 1500s. Odd political lineage is not new. The website has found faraway family connections linking Obama to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and George W. Bush, his 11th cousin.

Republicans face backlash

They began this year vowing to slash spending and reduce government. Republicans in Congress can boast that they have done just that: As 2011 ends, they have wrung $2 trillion in spending cuts from Democrats without conceding a penny in tax increases. But the bare-knuckle tactics and brinkmanship that congressional Republicans have used to achieve several victories could come at a big cost for the party in next year's elections. This week's tense standoff over how to extend payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans offered an unflattering look at how conservative House Republicans occasionally have overreached in avoiding compromise, lawmakers, strategists and analysts say. One of the biggest potential perils for Republicans in 2012 is the continuing influence of the party's Tea Party-affiliated lawmakers.

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hristmas time is a time to be jolly, but be forewarned there’s a spoiler alert! There really isn’t a Santa Claus. I know, shocker. This is the second year where Fia really gets it. She really believes Santa will be visiting our home in a mere few days. The event is finally within reach. The night she’s been waiting for, for weeks. This is the night where Santa will be creeping down our chimney to deliver gifts and it’s an illusion I’m willing to go with as long as she believes. From the friends who I’ve talked to, starting around 8 or 9 is about when the kids start figuring out that the big fat guy really can’t slide down the chimney not to mention be everywhere in the world at basically all the same time. So from those calculations, I have only three or if I’m lucky, four more Christmases where I can pretend and Fia will still buy the goods. Those few years will go by like a blink of an eye and I am so bummed there is only a small short window where the

which is left magic of Santa unwrapped under Claus is real. the tree. I rememI’m pretty sure, ber as a child quesI’ll have an audible tioning my mother gasp and the deer in why Santa’s wrapthe headlights look ping paper was the when Fia does finalsame ours. So, a ly ask the dreaded couple of years ago question, “is there when I didn’t have REALLY a Santa?” any wrapping paper But until then, I’m not already used for going all out and SUSAN other gifts, Santa every enjoying magical moment of TORREY has morphed into an environmentalist. Christmas. There is a lot to love about No wrapping paper. In typical fashion, Fia Santa Claus. I have to admit one of my favorites throwing writes a note to Santa every out the “you better be good, year and will leave out some because Santa is watching milk and cookies. The note you.” Or you better behave will say something like, because “you don’t want to be “thanks for coming by. Enjoy This year on the naughty list now, do your snack.” you?” Having that in my though, she insists on feeding back pocket is great, and the reindeer as well because, works like a charm every sin- “they have to fly all over the gle time. It’s a great tactic world.” So along with the you can rely on for the weeks Santa snacks there will be a between about Thanksgiving bowl full of carrots. I will inevitably eat the cookies, but and Christmas. There’s also the tradition the carrots? Well, I think of the Santa Gift. In our fam- those will probably go back in ily, Santa brings one big gift. the fridge. There’s so much magic This year it will be a sewing machine, and it’s the one gift surrounding the myth of

Santa. There is such an innocence and pureness to the season for her. It’s combination of excitement, anticipation and the then the actuality of it all coming together that makes it such an enchanting time. There will be nothing more delightful than on Christmas morning when she’ll bound out of bed at the crack o’ dawn. She’ll find her stocking stuffed, the cookies eaten, the carrots magically gone and her Santa gift waiting for her under the tree. I’m not going to worry about what the next few years will hold and how one day, much too soon, this magic will come to an end. For now, I’m going to enjoy and savor each and every moment and believe just like Fia does. Hope your holidays are filled with as much magic as your imagination can hold.

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BofA company to pay $335M NEWS

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Bank of America Corp's Countrywide Financial unit agreed on Wednesday to pay a record $335 million to settle civil charges that it discriminated against minority homebuyers, an historic settlement for the Obama administration in the wake of the subprime mortgage morass. As the financial and housing crisis deepened in 2008, Bank of America bought Countrywide, which specialized in so-called subprime mortgages, focusing on loans to those with lower credit ratings and charging them higher interest rates and payments that suddenly increased after two or three years. Discrimination against minorities

The settlement covers conduct between 2004 and 2008, before the acquisition by Bank of America, and involved a range of alleged wrongdoing, including charging African-Americans and Hispanics higher interest rates and fees than non-minorities. Minorities also were steered to more expensive subprime loans even though they were qualified for traditional mortgage rates. Justice Department officials said it was the largest residential discrimination settlement in U.S. history. "The victims had no idea they were being victimized. They were thrilled to have gotten a loan and realize the

American dream," Thomas Perez, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, told reporters. "This is discrimination with a smile." The civil settlement comes as the Obama administration has faced criticism for the lack of criminal prosecutions related to the conduct of financial institutions during the U.S. housing crisis. Federal prosecutors dropped a probe of former Countrywide Chief Executive Officer Angelo Mozilo after determining his actions in the mortgage debacle did not amount to criminal wrongdoing.

Housing crisis

The proposed settlement was filed in a federal court in California where a judge must approve it. Perez said that Countrywide's actions contributed to the housing crisis and that the Justice Department was again using tools in its "law enforcement arsenal including some that were dormant for years," an apparent swipe at the previous Bush administration. More than 200,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers in 41 states and the District of Columbia were affected by Countrywide's conduct, of which 30 percent were in California, a state particularly hard-hit by the mortgage meltdown, the Justice Department said. They will receive compen-

sation from the money paid by the Bank of America unit, and those steered into subprime mortgages will receive a greater share because they suffered more, Justice Department officials said. However, there was no relief in the settlement for the higher interest rates they pay. Government investigators reviewed some 2.5 million loans in their probe and found that African Americans and Hispanics were more than three times as likely to receive high-cost subprime loans than non-minorities.

Countrywide implosion

Before imploding and being bought by Bank of America, Countrywide had net earnings of about $6.7 billion between 2004 and 2007, according to the Justice Department. Countrywide no longer originates new loans. "We are committed to fair and equal treatment of all our customers, and will continue to focus on doing what's right for our customers, clients and communities," said Bank of America spokesman Dan Frahm. "We discontinued Countrywide products and practices that were not in keeping with our commitment," he said, adding that they were working to resolve any remaining Countrywide issues. He also said that Bank of America's own practices were not at issue.

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Garry Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new film, New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve: Three stars CINEMA IN FOCUS

Everyone needs love, forgiveness and a second chance. That simple truth is the theme of Garry Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday film â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve.â&#x20AC;? Similar to other Marshall films with a positive message such as The Other Sister, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, we recommend his work. Written by Katherine Fugate who joined forces with Marshall in their 2010 Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, the focus of the tale is again on relationships. Weaving together a variety of lives on the eve of the New Year of 2012, it is clear that the majority of these people are working through the difficulties in their relationships over the past year. The difficulties are many and the resolutions are predictable, but there are some surprising twists that add complexity and interest to the tales. One of the people we meet is an employee (Michelle Pfeiffer) who is unappreciated by her boss, a father (Robert De Niro) who regrets his life and only wants to live to see the ball fall on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve, and a single mom (Sarah Jessica Parker) whose daughter (Abigail Breslin) wants to get her first kiss at midnight. But these are only a few of the characters, and just as engaging are a young courier (Zac Efron), a caring nurse (Halle Berry), a young mom in labor (Jessica Biel), a

budding caterer (Katherine Heigl), a rock star (Jon Bon Jovi), a cartoonist (Ashton Kutcher), a back-up singer (Lea Michele), a wealthy bachelor (Josh Duhamel) and others. Although the change of a calendar year is an artificial focal point, it does provide the opportunity for all of us to stop and evaluate how our lives are going and what changes we need to make. This is symbolized in the film when the ball that is meant to drop in Times Square stalls and must be fixed. Responsible for the ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s descent, Claire Morgan (Hillary Swank) goes on the air to assure the crowd that the ball will be fixed, but she also takes the opportunity to point out the deeper

"Lord of the Rings" movie fans were given an early holiday treat this week with the release of a trailer for prequel "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," whetting their appetites a year before the film hits theaters. "The Hobbit" is the fourth film in director Peter Jackson's box-office hit

"Lord of the Rings" film franchise. It explores the journey of hobbit Bilbo Baggins and how he came to possess the ring that he later passed onto his kinsman, Frodo Baggins. The two and a half-minute trailer shows an elderly Bilbo writing a letter that tells Frodo -- the key character in the

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meaning of that shared event. In the final voice-over, the film is summed up in a message of the importance of love, but this simple truth has been demonstrated in a multitude of relationships. It is a hopeful and wholesome message as we begin 2012. Discussion for those who have seen this film: 1. As we come to the end of the calendar year, it is natural to look back and want to do some things differently. What are you doing to prepare for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;second chanceâ&#x20AC;? that a new year represents? 2. Though all of us agree that forgiveness is a vital need in all of our lives, this film implies that it is easy to both give and receive forgiveness. Do you find it easy to forgive? What have you found that helps you do so? 3. The hope that a new year represents is based on the dates of a calendar. Do you find the change of a new year the basis to have hope? If not, on what do you base your hope?

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, visit www.cinemainfocus.com.

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Christ Lutheran Church Christmas Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:15 a.m. 6595 Covington Way, Goleta

El Montecito Presbyterian Church Birthday of the King â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30 a.m. 1455 East Valley Rd., Montecito Emanuel Lutheran Church Christmas Day Worship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30 a.m. 3721 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara

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claiming an AFC wildcard berth, while the Giants can win the NFC East title with two wins. Division leading Dallas Cowboys (8-6), who visit the Giants in the regular season finale, host the resurgent Philadelphia Eagles (6-8), who need a victory to remain in the hunt. The lone Sunday game has the Green Bay Packers (13-1) entertaining the Chicago Bears (7-7), with the hosts looking to bounce back from their first defeat, a 19-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and clinch home field advantage for the playoffs. The loss to the Chiefs scuttled any chance of NFC North champions Green Bay achieving the NFL's first 19-0 campaign, but could in the long run help their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions with the pressures of an unbeaten run suddenly off their shoulders.

Fifteen teams remain alive in a mad scramble for five remaining playoff spots, and the seven clubs already qualified for the postseason play fight for seeding in the penultimate week of National Football League (NFL) action. The Week 16 schedule has most games slotted on Saturday with five Christmas Eve showdowns between teams still battling to stay alive in their bid to join the Super Bowl tournament. One of those clashes is a Big Apple civil war between the New York Jets (8-6) and the New York Giants (7-7), with both teams desperate for a win to stay on track for a playoff spot. "We have to win this game, they have to win this game," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "You play all those games, 16 regular season games, to earn the right to go to the playoffs, and now we have two left. We have to win both. And that's how we're looking at it. I know that's how the Giants are looking at it, so this game, you can't get any bigger than that." The Jets hold the edge to

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SOMETHING SPECIAL' "It hurts because that's something special," veteran wide receiver Donald Driver said after the Kansas City game, their first defeat in

The New Orleans Saints (11-3) can sew up the NFC South with a win Monday night against the visiting Atlanta Falcons, who at 9-5 are tied with the Detroit Lions as front-runners for the National Football Conference wildcard spots. The Lions host the still-hopeful San Diego Chargers (7-7). Atlanta and Detroit would clinch wildcards with a victory. The Denver Broncos (8-6) and hard-running quarterback Tim Tebow, who received praise this week from previously skeptical team executive and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, visit the Buffalo Bills as they close in on the AFC West title. All four AFC West teams, however, were still alive for the playoffs, with the Oakland Raiders (7-7) at Kansas City (6-8) in an intra-division clash, and San Diego all in the mix. The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers

A Las Vegas judge sentenced boxer Floyd Mayweather on Wednesday to six months behind bars for a 2010 attack on the mother of his children, but half of that

jail term was suspended, officials said. Mayweather, the World Boxing Council welterweight champion, pleaded guilty to one count of battery and no contest to two counts

of harassment after reaching a deal with prosecutors, said Mary Ann Price, spokeswoman for the Clark County Courts. Those charges were part of a criminal complaint

nearly a year. "The perfect season is over now. We know we have five games left to win the whole thing."

remained locked in a struggle for the AFC North crown with 10-4 records, with the Ravens hosting the Cleveland Browns (4-10) and the Steelers entertaining the St Louis Rams (2-12). One change this weekend is a new safety measure to protect against possible concussions, stemming from a hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy that resulted in an undetected injury in a game against the Steelers earlier this month. A trainer will be assigned to each game with access to replays and a direct line to teams' medical staffs to watch for players that might need checking for concussions. Sideline trainers did not notice the helmet-to-helmet contact absorbed by McCoy, who did not exhibit or complain of concussion symptoms after the play and returned to the game. He was later diagnosed with concussion and sidelined as a result of the hit by Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison.

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The three finalists of TV contest "The X Factor" went back to their roots on Wednesday, each performing their first audition songs as they battled for votes and a $5 million recording contract. Power ballad singer Melanie Amaro, 19, belted out Beyonce's hit "Listen," while 30-year-old rocker Josh Krajcik played guitar for a pared-down version of the Etta James classic "At Last."

Recovering drug addict Chris Rene, 28, performed his original rap song "Young Homies" that captivated judges at his September audition and has since racked up more than 10 million views on YouTube. "This is going to be a very, very close call," said British judge and "X Factor" creator Simon Cowell. But after Amaro closed the show, Cowell declared she

deserved to win the $5 million prize and a Pepsi commercial. "Based on that performance tonight, you should be the winner of the 'X Factor'," Cowell said. The winner will be decided by public votes and announced at the end of a two-h our live show on Thursday that will feature performances by teen idol Justin Bieber,

rapper Pitbull and R&B singer Ne-Yo. On Wednesday night's live show, the three finalists also performed duets with established pop stars but earned less favorable comments from the judges. Amaro struggled with the key when she teamed up with R. Kelly for "I Believe I Can Fly," Krajcik seemed intimidated next to Alanis Morissette on "Uninvited"

and Rene's singing was deemed shaky when he took the stage with Avril Lavigne on "Complicated." The two-part finale marks the close of the first season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor," which has fallen short of the ratings and critical expectations set up by Cowell earlier this year. The talent contest is drawing an average 12 million viewers for the Fox network

but lags comedies like "Two and A Half Men" and "Modern Family" and crime series "NCIS" in terms of audience. Cowell admitted to reporters on Monday that he was probably "a little too cocky" when he launched the U.S. version of his hit British show. But he said "The X Factor" would be better when it returns for a second season in 2012.

The son of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas was sentenced on Wednesday to an additional 4 and a half years in prison for taking drugs while jailed on separate offenses of possessing and dealing narcotics. Cameron Douglas, 33, who has long struggled with drug abuse, will begin serving that sentence only after he completes his current, five-year prison term he began in April 2010 for possessing heroin and dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine out of a New York

hotel room. Manhattan federal court Judge Richard Berman handed down a stiff sentence that was more than double what prosecutors sought, despite a tearful and contrite Douglas asking the judge to consider his crime a consequence of drug addiction he has been unable to shake. "You see your honor, I cannot seem to find comfort in my own skin," Cameron said before sentence was imposed. In October, Douglas pleaded guilty to possessing illegal drugs while detained in a fed-

eral prison -- a crime considered more serious when the defendant already is a federal inmate. Douglas was caught after a prison official noticed his cell window had been covered up. He was found with a pill and a piece of paper which he later admitted had contained heroin. "I don't believe that I have had another case ever ... of a defendant who has so recklessly, and flagrantly and wantonly, and criminally acted in as destructive and manipulative a fashion as

Cameron Douglas has," Berman said. The judge said Douglas did not deserve any leniency for admitting to taking the drugs because he lied to investigators when they asked where he obtained them. A witness later told prison officials he delivered the drugs to Douglas. In handing a heavier sentence than the 12 to 18 months the government had requested, the judge said a pattern of "reckless, disrup-

tive and non-compliant" behavior by Douglas since his arrest in 2009 needed harsher punishment. In one instance, Douglas convinced a defense attorney to smuggle prescription drugs for him in her bra when she visited him in prison, the judge said. Criminal charges against the attorney, Jennifer Ridha, were dismissed in July. A lawyer for Ridha did not immediately return a call seeking comment. She is no

longer Douglas' attorney. At the time of his 2009 arrest, Douglas agreed to cooperate with agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration who are pursuing other cases. He recently testified in the Manhattan federal court trial of one of his drug suppliers. The case is U.S. v. Cameron Douglas., No. 0901082, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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An Ordinance amending Chapter 29 of the Santa Barbara County Code relating to the regulation of water softeners in the Laguna County Sanitation District. [11-00724] Passed, approved and adopted this 13th day of December, 2011, by the following vote:

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CIMATREE 1106 Las Olas Ave.Santa Barbara, CA 93109 County of Santa Barbara; Katie Wilding(SAME) This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed): Katie WildingThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on DEC 07, 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)Kathy Miller. FBN Number: 2011-0003561. Published DEC 08, 15, 22, 29 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAPPY FRUITCAKE 527 W. Alamar #59 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 County of Santa Barbara; Andrea Kerrutt(SAME) This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed): Andrea Kerrutt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on NOV 18, 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)Kathy Miller. FBN Number: 2011-0003397. Published DEC 08, 15, 22, 29 2011

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MIRIAM J. JOHNSON CASE NO.: 1384227

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Miriam J. Johnson

A Petition for Probate has been filed by Stephanie Pineo in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.

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Date: 1/12/12 Dept.:5

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Candy Cane train rides go through Saturday at Goleta Railroad Museum

From left, Nina Newton-Stohl, Ilene Stohl, Michael Stohl, Cynthia Stohl, Jasper Newton-Stohl and train engineer (AKA â&#x20AC;&#x153;Traindeerâ&#x20AC;?) Ron Bruns.

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The 19th annual Candy Cane Train is coming around the bend for its 2011 season. The South Coast Railroad Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular holiday attraction finishes up this weekend. For $4 anyone 34 inches and above can hop aboard the small-sized train, decorated with red and white stripes, a

miniature Christmas tree, and of course candy canes. With a safety lecture and an â&#x20AC;&#x153;All aboard!â&#x20AC;? the ride takes them around the outer edge of the museum, showing off some of the local plants and scenery. The fee includes a coupon for a free ride in January or February and a complimentary candy cane and proceeds go to support the museum. The South Coast Railroad Museum houses the old

Goleta Depot, built in 1901 as part of Southern Pacificâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coast Line from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The train is part of the South Coast Railroad Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort to teach the public about the history of Goletaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s railroads and a piece of its culture. Museum assistant director Phyllis Olsen said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for all museums to perform public outreach and the train has

been one of the most effective draws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here they always seem to return, even if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from out of state or out of country,â&#x20AC;? Olsen said. Ron Bruns, the trainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineer(or â&#x20AC;&#x153;traindeerâ&#x20AC;?), said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a good season for the train. The train is one of the most popular attractions at the See TRAIN, page 16

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