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Locally owned and operated Bank of Santa Barbara is expanding out from its downtown branch into Goleta. The tentative opening date for the new 5880 Calle Real branch is July 1st. CEO Eloy Ortega said it’s the next logical step after a successful start for the local bank. With its focus on making personal connections with each of its clients, Ortega said it’s best to have the bank move out to Goleta for its

brand of personalized service. “I think that it’s important for Goleta to now have an extension of that service,” Ortega said. “We’re coming to them, we’re not making them come to us.” The Bank of Santa Barbara, better known as “The Bank”, started in 2009 after a conversation between Ortega and Tom Parker. The group acquired the bank from Capitol Bancorp Limited in 2009 and started up after stabilizing the bank’s finances. The Bank has done well since then and is now looking

to expand its lending. The Bank has most of its dealings with non-profits, businesses, and professionals. Outside of Downtown Santa Barbara where The Bank has set up shop, Goleta has the largest concentration of small to medium-sized businesses, making it the best spot to move. It’s location in Calle Real shopping center in the outgoing Blockbuster Video building seemed like an ideal fit with its proximity to the business community. The building had also been a savings and

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loan in its earlier days, so much of the infrastructure needed for a bank already existed. Ortega said what sets the Bank apart is its local ownership. The three top shareholders are philanthropic organizations the Orfalea Family Foundation, Hutton Parker Foundation, and Tim and Bernadette Marquez of Veneco. All have a track record of investing back in Santa Barbara. “They’re not just paying lip service, they’ve demonSee BANK, page 3

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strated for many many years their commitment to this community,” Ortega said. The Bank also focuses on restoring a personal touch to banking He said the bank wants to make connections with its customers to let them know that they’re not just another number and BoSB is not just another bank. “We want to take the time to get to know our clients,” Ortega said. But he said it isn’t just about a smile and handshake. It’s also about looking beyond a client’s numbers and credit score. Times have been hard and The Bank knows 2008, 2009, and even 2010 aren’t the years to judge someone’s finances by. “We try to look beyond just the numbers and at the plan, the business itself, and the individual,” Ortega said. Ortega said loan officers at

larger banks are often told to examine how a loan can go wrong. The problem, he said, is that if someone looks at any loan hard enough, they can find a reason not to take it. “There isn’t a loan out there that I can’t turn down,” Ortega said. “Our job is to find out how can we make up a loan.” That’s not to say anyone can get the loan they want, but Ortega said it’s often the case that the bank can get the client what they need when they sit down and talk it out. Someone looking for a line of credit might actually be better off with an equipment loan or long term capital investment. “You should be doing what you do best which is your business,” Ortega said. “Let me help you do the financial side.”

Ortega said The Bank isn’t looking to turn itself into a multi-national conglomerate; it’s local and it wants to stay local. While some of the shareholders are looking to make money, there’s no external pressure to keep expanding business. Ortega said recent economic troubles have been caused in part because managers felt pressure to grow the business no matter what and that caused them to make investments they might have otherwise turned down. “You get this shareholder pressure to make decisions that aren’t necessarily the best decisions to make,” Ortega said. “But I don’t have that pressure to ‘Grow, grow, grow,’ for the sake of growth.”

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Romney campaigns in Ohio NEWS IN BRIEF

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appealed for the support of working-class Americans in industrial Ohio on Wednesday, a day after narrowly averting a humiliating defeat by rival Rick Santorum in Romney’s home state of Michigan. Romney focused almost exclusively on the U.S. economy, China and stiff criticism of President Barack Obama’s leadership at his first campaign events after Tuesday’s Michigan primary. “The reason I won yesterday in Michigan and Arizona is because I’m talking about the issue people care most about and I understand that issue,” Romney said at a rally in Bexley, outside the state capital of Columbus. “Rick Santorum’s a nice guy, but he’s an economic lightweight,” said Romney, who made a fortune as a private equity executive

Lindsay Lohan goes straight

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan says she is putting her bad girl image behind her and starting a fresh chapter in life, getting back to acting after recent years of personal turmoil that included arrests and stints in jail. The actress, 25, who is on probation from a string of legal troubles including drunk driving, drug possession and theft, has recently impressed court officials with good behavior and seemed eager to continue on a straight-andnarrow path. Lohan, who became a fixture on the Hollywood nightlife scene as a young actress told Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" news show that parties were "not my thing anymore" and she was more comfortable being a "homebody."

Laga Gaga wants to stop bullying

Pop diva Lady Gaga brought her star power, her mom and some of her famous friends, including Oprah Winfrey, to Harvard University on Wednesday to launch a new foundation aimed at empowering young people and stamping out bullying. “If you have revolutionary otential, you must make the world a better place and use it,” Gaga said as she officially kicked off the “Born this Way Foundation,” named after her 2011 hit album and single, with a series of events at the top U.S. university. “This is about transformative change in culture.” The singer has often given a voice for people she feels lack representation in the media, and she formed the foundation to address issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying and mentoring. Cynthia Germanotta, Gaga’s mother, will serve as president. Lady Gaga’s given name is Stefani Germanotta.

1st Thursday tonight will feature Westmont artwork

It’s located on the corner of Anacapa and Ortega, across from Paradise Café—no, not the corner that has the French crepe place, not the one with Seagrass restaurant and the parking garage, but the other corner. You’ve probably gone past it more than a few dozen times and thought nothing of the unassuming building with lightly painted corrugated metal siding, but it’s worth another look. And this 1st Thursday is the perfect time to take a peek. “It’s the only building of its kind in its area, serving its original purpose,” said Dan Patterson, metal artisan and owner of Santa Barbara Forge & Iron, which inhabits the space. “It’s been a blacksmith metal fabrication shop since the 1920s. We got into there a year and a half ago after it being closed for 11 years,” he continued, of the shop that used belong to Craviotto Bros. and is now run by Patterson and his two younger brothers, Joel and Andy. During Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday event featuring arts, culture and entertainment from 5-8 p.m., the community is invited to the shop and its Gallery Acero (“steel” in Spanish) to see the latest exhibit, tour the building and view some of the modern-contemporary work—mostly sculptural furniture that encompasses beauty in both function and

think students today form—that they do. do, either. I thought Who would’ve it would be a cool thought something thing to reach out to as industrial as and them, to have them welding off the hill and in a wrought iron would downtown gallery.” be taking place so The show will centrally, just a feature a wide variblock off of State, ety of work, from and that it would Cailee Schoolland’s become a destinaprints, to craft artist tion for art? Sara Chao’s book The entire famiANN her ly is artistic, crePEYRAT documenting travel in India, to ative and musically talented, although Dan is the Katie Curry’s small-scale only one with formal art train- cement casting of two hands, ing; his background is in and Casey Underwood’s sculpture, he has his BA in found object media pieces. Additional art includes Studio Art from Hope College, Michigan, and realistic and abstract paintearned a Master’s degree in ings, black-and-while film Fine Arts at Transart in photography, and more, by Jenny Newton, Samantha Berlin, Germany. Because of his arts back- Watts, Hallie Heald, Rachelle ground and because he want- Fields, Isabella Innis, Lindsey ed the shop to be a place Taylor, Andrew Loy and Time where stuff happens, Cederwall. “Many of the pieces will Patterson decided, “Why don’t I just make part of the be for sale, and a smaller selection will remain on shop a gallery?” So that’s just what he did. exhibit in the gallery until Last September, Santa next month,” said production Barbara Forge & Steel held assistant and gallery manager the grand opening of Gallery Joy Brenneman, who graduatAcero during a 1st Thursday ed from Westmont last year. The Patterson’s have a event and about 600 people strong connection to came in. Tonight, they’ll be fea- Westmont: Joel works there turing the artwork of sever- teaching music for the chapel al Westmont College stu- service program, Andy went to school there, as did their dents. “I didn’t have many sister, Mary (who now teachopportunities as a student to es piano and voice privately, show outside of the college,” and at El Montecito school), said Patterson, “and I don’t and their father, Ben, is the

Chaplain. A number of large sculptures on campus are by Dan. Most of Santa Barbara Forge & Iron’s work is in private homes, but some can be seen along Cabrillo Boulevard, between the harbor and the pier, as part of the large public art sidewalk pieces produced by Richard Irvine and Rafael Perea de la Cabada (IrvineCabada Art Design), with the help of California Pottery and Tile Works, and Alfred Ramirez Tile Installers. “We get really excited when we have people to the shop and get to be the hosts,” said Patterson. “It’s a time when we can just be friends with people and don’t have to talk about work. We get to know people on a personal level.” For tonight’s 1st Thursday, Patterson will have beer that he’s brewed especially for the event. He usually names his beer after tools in the shop or after a project they do; tonight, visitors can look forward to The Gates of Hell bourbon oatmeal stout, named after a particularly tough project. But it shouldn't be a tough decision to attend. "We all just have a great time," said Patterson.

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Seven years ago today I woke up as a single person, by days end I was a married woman. A lot has changed in those seven years, but without a doubt the biggest change is having our daughter. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so heartwarming to see how The Husband is as The Father. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the father: Who plays endlessly with Fia. Who enters Fiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imaginary world and makes it even more magical. Who lets her put bows in his hair and headbands on, and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately take them off. Who letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fia be the teacher for hours when they are playing school. Whose nickname, made up by Fia is Six. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why. Who is teaching her about every sport, and showing her that girls are just as good as boys. Who is proud of the fact that Fiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first word was Dodgers. Who sits on the Dodger seats in the backyard with Fia and shares a cold popsicle with her on a warm, or even not so warm, afternoon. Who still carries her on his shoulder even though he knows heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be achy. Who knows he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carry a tune, but will sing with Fia anyway. Who will watch Dancing With the Stars, just because Fia likes the ball gowns.


Who will dance with Fia, while watching Dancing With the Stars, because she wants to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;like them.â&#x20AC;? Who, in the mornings, makes his special â&#x20AC;&#x153;Papa Wafflesâ&#x20AC;? which includes butter, syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles. Who slowly walks Fia to school, almost every single day. Who has created PF Repair (Papa/Fia Repair) so whenever thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a project around the house all I have to do is call PF Repair. Who has run out of magic tricks because he started doing them when Fia was so young, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already figured them out. Who makes Fia laugh and roll her eyes at his jokes. Who is making Fia so much wiser, by trying to pull the wool over her eyes, in such a kind joking way. Who has given his sense of humor to Fia. Who is known to Fiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the funny dad.â&#x20AC;? Who, according to another one of Fiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend, is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a natu-

ral at everything.â&#x20AC;? Who when Fia falls and scrapes her knees will be the umpire and call her safe. Then comfort her and clean her wound. Who snuggles up with Fia every Sunday to watch the CBS Sunday Morning Show. Who after watching the CBS Sunday Morning Show goes with Fia to buy donuts. Who creates the character sounds when reading books to Fia. Who checks Fiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homework. Who is neat and tidy and instilling that in Fia. Who gives Fia great rides to bed at night and knows how to perfectly tuck her in. Who works hard for our family. Who makes it to 99% of Fiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school events even though he works 45 minutes out of town. Who makes his family his priority. Who is making sure we are creating wonderful memories and traditions for our family. Who loves Fia completely. Who tells Fia he loves her every single day. Who is showing our girl what a great father and husband is. Who make me so happy to know Fia has a great father. Happy anniversary DT. Santa Barbara Mom writes a regular parenting column for The Daily Sound. You can reacher her at

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The question of how fate and faith impact us is the story behind the story of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vow.â&#x20AC;? Based on an autobiographical book by Kim and Krickett Carpenter with this same title, the film changes the core message of the book from one of Christian faith to one of fateful â&#x20AC;&#x153;moments of impact.â&#x20AC;? The underlying tragedy that occurs is told in both, when a head injury costs a young wife her recent memories of her relationship and marriage to her husband. But rather than divorcing and trying to find their love once more, the real-life couple kept their vows to each other and to God and found their healing within their marriage. This core difference reveals the inability of the film makers to understand the worldview of persons of faith when they choose instead to rewrite

BY DENNY WAYMAN AND HAL CONKLIN history to match their limited experiences. This causes the film to be reduced in depth and causes us to wonder what the real story could have been. The novice director of the film is Michael Sucsy, who has experience in television but this is his first feature film. There are four writers, two who have only written for television, Jason Katims and Stuart Sender, while Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein worked together to write

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Just Not That Into Youâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day.â&#x20AC;? The couple in the film is Leo (Channing Tatum) and Paige (Rachel McAdams). Meeting serendipitously in the city of Chicago, they quickly fall in love. Their ability to accept one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique personalities and abilities provides the foundation for a creative and passionfilled love and marriage. When a snow-storm accident causes the trauma to Paige, she reverts to her high school memories and interests, unaware of the woman she had become in the intervening years. This makes Leo a stranger to her. The journey they begin at that moment is made even more fascinating by the question of identity. Is Paige only See VOW, page 7

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PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located at 1837 ½ El Camino de la Luz.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project involves construction a 1,505 square foot (net), two-story single family residence with an attached 429 square foot garage on a 23,885 square foot vacant bluff-top lot. Grading quantities total approximately 288 cubic yards of cut and 21 cubic yards of fill. Access to the site would be provided by private easements extending south from the terminus of El Camino de la Luz.

DOCUMENT: A Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared for this project and is available for review and comment. The Revised Draft EIR focuses on project impacts to aesthetics and geology, and identifies mitigation measures to reduce potentially significant effects. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The City of Santa Barbara encourages the public to provide written comments on this and other projects. The public review period begins on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Comments on the Revised Draft EIR must be received by Monday, April 16, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Please send your comments to: City of Santa Barbara, Planning Division, Attn: Kathleen Kennedy, Associate Planner, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990 or by email to: The Revised Draft EIR is available for review at the Planning Division, 630 Garden Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every other Friday, on-line at, and at the Public Library at 40 E. Anapamu Street during the library’s hours of operation. Please check our website under City Calendar to verify closure dates.

PUBLIC HEARING: A hearing to take public comments on the Revised Draft EIR will be held before the Planning Commission on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.* in the Council Chambers at City Hall. A separate concept review hearing to take comments on the proposed project will be held immediately after the Revised Draft EIR hearing. No formal action on the development proposal will be taken at either hearing.

You are invited to attend these hearings and address your verbal comments to the Planning Commission. If you have any questions, wish to know more about this application, or wish to review the plans, please contact Kathleen Kennedy, Associate Planner, at (805)-564-5470, extension 4560 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every other Friday, or by email at Following the end of the Revised Draft EIR public review period, a Final EIR including responses to comments will be prepared, and subsequent noticed public hearing will be held at the Planning Commission to consider actions to approve the project.

If you challenge the permit approval or environmental document in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to the public hearing. AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the Planning Division Office at (805) 564-5470, extension 4535. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ACT OF FITNESS 827 W. Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101, County of Santa Barbara; Matthew Ramirez(SAME)This business is conducted by an Individual(Signed): Matthew Ramirez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2012. 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: 2012-0000255. Published FEB 23, MAR 01, 08, 15 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JUST LIKE HOME 3095 Hidden Valley Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108, County of Santa Barbara; Michael Fisher(SAME)This business is conducted by an Individual(Signed): Michael Fisher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2012. 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: 2012-0000122. Published FEB 9, 16, 23, MAR 01 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FP CAPITAL, FP COMMERCIAL 3 West Carrillo Street Ste #207 Santa Barbara, CA 93101, County of Santa Barbara; First Principle, Inc(SAME)This business is conducted by a Corporation(Signed):Robert R. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 08, 2012. 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: 2012-0000407. Published FEB 9, 16, 23, MAR 01 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALESSARO DESIGNS 3325 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105, County of Santa Barbara; Paper Ink, Inc(SAME)This business is conducted by a Corporation(Signed):. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 07, 2012. 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: 2012-0000387. Published FEB 9, 16, 23, MAR 01 2012.


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MERRIE A. CHESTER, aka Merrie Addison Chester, aka Merrie Addison, aka Merrie Elizabeth AddisonChester, aka Merrie E. Chester

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

The Petition for Probate requests that BETTE IRELAND be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have

waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 3/29/12 Dept.:5

Time: 9 a.m.

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filling claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filling of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: David C. Turpin 78204


Santa Barbara County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee Grants

The Santa Barbara County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (“Committee”) is accepting applications for Grant Funds. The Committee has $736,752.40 available to award: $442,051.44 (60%) for Nexus Grant Funds and $294,700.96 (40%) for Discretionary Grant Funds. Eligibility for Nexus Grant Funds is limited to the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Solvang. Eligibility for Discretionary Grant Funds is limited to Cities, the County, and Special Districts within Santa Barbara County.

Applications for Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Grants may be obtained from the County Executive Office website at or in person in the County Administration Building, Fourth Floor, 105 East Anapamu Street, Room 406, Santa Barbara or at the Solvang Branch Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang.

Completed Application Forms shall be submitted to County of Santa Barbara, County Executive Office, Attn.: Terri Maus-Nisich, 105 E. Anapamu Street-Room 406, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Deadline for the receipt of applications by the County of Santa Barbara is Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

For specific information regarding the availability of grant funds, please contact County of Santa Barbara, County Executive Office at (805) 568-3400. SANTA BARBARA CITY ATTORNEY’S BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY FOR A PROPOSED INITIATIVE MEASURE TO AMEND THE CITY CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO THE CITY EMPLOYEE PENSIONS.

This proposed initiative measure, if approved by the voters of the city of Santa Barbara, would amend the City Charter to require that, in the future, all City employees who participate in the state of California Public Employees Retirement System (“PERS”) pension system would be required to pay the full amount of the “Employee Paid Member Contribution” for their PERS pension to the extent such a contribution is allowed by state and federal law.

The initiative measure applies only prospectively to require that any City future salary and benefits agreement (commonly known as a “Memorandum of Understanding” or “MOU”) between a City employee organization and the City must provide that each City employee pay the full amount of the employee share of the City pension contribution. As such, it would not apply to any MOU already in place and approved at the time the proposed City Charter amendment is adopted and becomes effective. The only exception allowed by the initiative measure is for an MOU between an employee organization and the City where the MOU has also been approved by the City voters.

The initiative measure is linked to a companion City ballot measure for the election of November 2012 to adopt a City ordinance seeking voter approval of a City transaction and use tax on retail transactions within the City where the tax proceeds are to be used to fund City general governmental services. If the companion initiative measure to create a City transaction and use tax is not approved by the voters, as required, this charter amendment concerning City employee pensions would not take effect. SANTA BARBARA CITY ATTORNEY’S BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY FOR A PROPOSED INITIATIVE MEASURE TO AMEND THE SANTA BARBARA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADOPT A LOCAL SANTA BARBARA TRANSACTION AND USE TAX ORDINANCE.

This proposed initiative measure, if approved by a majority of the voters of the city of Santa Barbara, and subsequently approved by an ordinance of the City Council adopted by five (5) or more members of the Council, would amend the Santa Barbara Municipal Code to create a City retail transactions and use tax in the amount of 0.05 percent of the gross receipts resulting from the retail sale of or the storage and use of tangible personal property occurring within the city of Santa Barbara. The transaction and use tax to be imposed would be used by the City for general governmental purposes, such as the provision of police and fire services or to fund libraries or City park projects or recreation programs.

The proposed City transaction and use tax would, under the initiative ordinance, be defined, applied, and administered in the manner required by certain express portions of the state of California Revenue and Taxation Code. The proposed initiative ordinance also requires that, prior to the effective date of the City transaction and use tax ordinance, the City must contract with the state Board of Equalization for the administration and collection of the City transaction and use tax by the state Board in a manner also consistent with the state of California’s Sales and Use Tax Law. The proposed transaction and use tax ordinance initiative measure would not take effect if a companion initiative measure to amend the Santa Barbara City Charter with respect to City employee pensions is not also approved by the City voters in the same election and in the manner required by law.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for: BID NO. 5127 DUE DATE & TIME: March 15, 2012 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Santa Barbara Airport Building 345 Parking Lot Reconstruction

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on March 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., at the SBA Maintenance Yard Conference Room, located at 1699 Firestone Road, Santa Barbara, CA, to discuss the specifications and field conditions. Bid Documents are available at the Purchasing Office and at the pre-bid meeting.

Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for bid package and specifications.

Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. The City of Santa Barbara requires all contractors to possess a current valid State of California A Contractors License. The company bidding on this must possess one of the above mentioned licenses and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the license name and number of a subcontractor or other person who is not a principle partner or owner of the company making this bid, will be rejected as being non-responsive.

Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Bid Guaranty Bond in the form of a money order or a cashier’s certified check, payable to the order of the City, amounting to ten percent (10%) of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award. _____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: March 1, 2012 General Services Manager The Daily Sound SANTA BARBARA CITY ATTORNEY’S BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY FOR A PROPOSED INITIATIVE MEASURE TO AMEND THE SANTA BARBARA MUNICIPAL CODE TO CREATE A NEW CITY TAX ON THE GROSS RECEIPTS OF CERTAIN BUSINESSES OPERATING WITHIN THE CITY ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT AREA.

The proposed ballot initiative measure would amend Chapter 5.04 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code to establish a new tax in the amount of one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) on the gross receipts of those businesses which sell alcoholic beverages and which are located within an area termed the Entertainment District and which are open for business to new customers after 11:00p.m. on six more nights each year. The proposed ballot initiative measure would define the Entertainment District as that area of the City bounded by Sola Street on the north, Santa Barbara Street on the east, Chapala Street on the west and Cabrillo Boulevard on the south.

The proposed ballot initiative measure would retain the existing provisions in the Santa Barbara Municipal Code Chapter 5.04 which exempt the gross receipts from the sale of alcohol from the calculation of the existing City business license tax for all of those businesses within the City unless the business is open for business to new customers after 11:00 p.m. on six or more nights each year and the business is located within the defined Entertainment District.

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Monkees’ Davy Jones, former teen icon, dead NEWS

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(Reuters) - Davy Jones, a onetime teen heartthrob as a member of the 1960s madefor-television pop band the Monkees, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack near his home in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66. Jones was stricken while attending to racehorses he kept in Indiantown, Florida, about halfway between the Atlantic coast and Lake Okeechobee, spokeswoman Helen Kensick said. Jones had lived with his third wife, Jessica Pacheco-Jones, in Hollywood, Florida, in recent years, she said. The three surviving former Monkees -- Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith -- expressed shock and sadness in individual statements. "The time we worked together and had together is

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something I'll never forget," Dolenz, 66, said. "He was the brother I never had, and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart. The memories have and will last a lifetime." Born in Manchester, England, Jones was the lone British member and youngest of the band, becoming the principal teen idol of the rock quartet featured for two seasons on the NBC comedy series "The Monkees." The prime-time hit was inspired in part by the Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" and ran from the fall of 1966 to August 1968. Although not allowed to play their own instruments on their early records, Jones and his three cohorts had several hits that sold millions of copies, including "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer." Jones sang lead vocals on

Davy Jones, dead at 66. File photo by Gary Lambert

the hit single "Daydream Believer," as well as such songs as "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You," and "Valleri." Jones got his start as an 11year-old actor on the still-running British soap opera "Coronation Street" before landing a role as the Artful Dodger in a West End production of "Oliver!" He went on to originate that role for the Broadway production and earned a Tony nomination.

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Justin Bieber, 18; Javier Bardem, 43; Ron Howard, 58; Alan Thicke, 65.


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ACROSS 1 Squalid urban area 5 Catches some rays 10 Regarding, in memos 14 Strauss of jeans 15 “Wheel of Fortune” category 16 Jorja’s “CSI” role 17 Several Monopoly props. 18 Columbus’ birthplace 19 Agitated condition 20 Just made it ... 23 Parson’s residence 24 “Egads!” 25 Synagogue scrolls 28 Banana danger 30 Strikes dumb 31 “... say, and not ___” 33 “Fuhgeddaboudit!” 36 Just made it ... 40 Infamous acid 41 “And that’s _ __” (“Believe you me”) 42 “Are you ___ out?” (poker query) 43 Cleans one’s plate 44 What born losers don’t seem to get

46 Acknowledge a stimulus 49 Boyfriends 51 Just made it ... 57 Insect repellent? 58 “Absolutely Fabulous” role 59 You might stick a knife in it 60 Sharon’s cop-show co-star 61 Type of wave 62 Someone usually brings it up 63 Some Samuel Adams products 64 “This is ___ of the emergency ...” 65 Network owned by Disney DOWN 1 A house may be built on it 2 Impose, as a tax 3 Choroid coat location 4 Hodgepodge 5 Gets started 6 Affirms 7 Have a feeling about 8 Door or drawer doodad 9 General acquisition? 10 Lace into 11 Dow cousin,

briefly 12 Not novel 13 Wedding promises 21 Open-wide word 22 “___ newt” (“Macbeth”) 25 Mermaid feature 26 Isn’t just a licensee 27 Out to pasture, perhaps (Abbr.) 28 Diving maneuver or freshwater fish 29 Tokyo’s old name 31 “Good for what ___ ya” 32 ___-fi 33 Simone of jazz 34 Frantic way to run 35 For the missus 37 Related maternally

38 End of Ripley’s slogan 39 1-1, for one 43 Alpine sounds 44 Black rock 45 Bitter herb 46 Bob Marley, for one 47 Type of alcohol 48 Perform penance 49 Single bonus? 50 Gas burners 52 “___ smile be your umbrella” 53 Access for a collier 54 “Blood and Sand” accolades 55 Ebb’s relative 56 Michael of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”


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“JUST MADE IT!” By Minnie Lowe



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