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More than 50 education leaders and civic activists gathered on Monday in front of La Cumbre Junior High School to announce their support of Measures X and W, which if approved would bring in $17 million to Santa Barbara schools.

The money from the $54 parcel tax measures on the June 5 ballot would support music, math, science and technology instruction. The money, officials say, would pay for teachers, not administrative salaries. “Our schools have been decimated in recent years,” said First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal. “California

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With her white, satin “Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2012” sash officially placed across her polkadot dress, 11-year-old Jesalyn McCollum realized a once impossible dream had come true. “It finally feels complete, like I’m officially the Junior Spirit now,” said a beaming Jesalyn, who received the symbolic sash Saturday evening before a festive crowd of about 70 friends and family members gathered in the Ranchero Room of Harry’s Plaza Café. The rustic Ranchero Room, where photographs of early Fiesta celebrations line the walls, was an ideal setting for the pre-Fiesta celebration. The event included a performance by this year’s Spirit of Fiesta Sabrina Ibarra and the presentation of the sash to Jesalyn by last year’s Junior Spirit, Anais Crespo Peña. “Jesalyn is so polite, so positive, such an amazing dancer,” said Ibarra, a student at Santa Barbara City College. “She is the perfect Junior Spirit.” Anais added, “It felt wonderful, amazing, fantastic, because I finally got to present the sash to one of my best friends. She really deserved that sash.” Bucking Fiesta tradition, Jesalyn received her title sash almost a month after the competition and judging took place. The April 14 event has been marred with controversy and confusion after Old Spanish Days representatives admitted to an error in failing to verify the age and residency of this year’s other Junior Spirit, 12-year-old Sadee Broida, who judges selected as the winner at the competition. According to excerpts from the Spirit audition eligibility requirements, applicants must have been between the ages of 9 and 11 on the day of the audition, April 14th 2012. They also must be a resident of Santa Barbara County. Sadee, who turned 12 before the competition, attends San Antonio Elementary School in Ojai, which is in Ventura County. Still, Old Spanish Days decided to move forward by attempting to appease all sides; Sadee was allowed to keep her title and

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Jesalyn, who was first runner-up at the competition, was awarded an equal title. On Saturday night, all of those details seemed unimportant to Jesalyn, whose flamenco shoes never stopped moving as she danced throughout the crowd in her aqua blue and fuchsia, polka-dot dress. “I am so excited to share this title with Sadee Broida,” said Jesalyn, her mind now officially free to whirl with visions of dancing at the Mission in the quintessential white dress, an enduring tradition of Fiesta exclusive to the Junior Spirit and Spirit. “I know we are going to make this a great Fiesta.” The sash – a traditional rite of passage for both the Spirit and Junior Spirit – is not only a keepsake for the title-holder, but also symbolic of their role as a young ambassador for

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Facebook Inc has raised the price range on its initial public offering to $34 to $38 a share in response to strong demand, a source familiar with the situation said, giving the No.1 social network a valuation exceeding $100 billion. At the mid-point of $36, Facebook would raise $12.1 billion by selling 337.4 million shares. The company founded in a Harvard dorm room by Mark Zuckerberg, who turned 28 on Monday, had originally aimed for $28 to $35 a share. Wall Street had expected the company to increase the price range, with investors keen to get in on Silicon Valley's largest ever IPO that eclipses Google Inc's 2004 debut. Its roadshow began last week and has drawn crowds. The company plans to close the books on its IPO on Tuesday, two days ahead of schedule and in a signal that the landmark initial share sale is drumming up strong demand, a second source familiar with the deal told Reuters earlier.

Band terminated over hazing death

Florida A&M University has suspended its celebrated marching band indefinitely as it grapples with the beating death of a drum major and an ongoing probe into the band's culture of violent hazing. "I have decided the suspension of the band will continue through the 2012-13 academic year," James Ammons, president of Florida A&M in Tallahassee, told university trustees in a conference call on Monday. The band has been on suspension since the November 2011 hazing death of 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion during a road trip to Orlando. "I was heavily influenced by the need to be respectful of Robert Champion's family as well as other alleged victims," Ammons said to the board, in explaining his decision to sideline the band for the foreseeable future.

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A bride still dressed in her wedding gown was found stabbed to death in the bathtub of her suburban Chicago apartment, authorities said on Monday. The body of the victim, 25-year-old Estrella Carrera of Burbank, Illinois, was discovered by police officers sent to her home to check on her on Sunday, a day after she was due to pick up her two young children from a relative, police said. The Burbank Police Department provided few details but said in a statement the slaying "appears to be an isolated incident stemming from a domestic situation, and the investigation is continuing." A police dispatcher said no arrests had been made. According to police, Carrera is survived by her two children, aged 8 and 2.

Ping-Pong in the Plaza? Sounds like fun and the idea certainly got its share of back-and-forth action last week. Santa Barbara View picked up the story last week. Edhat appeared to have the scoop in its raw form on April 14, when someone in the site’s Question and Answer section said they “heard about a group” trying to set up public Ping-Pong. The question received 928 views and 11 comments. Santa Barbara View linked to the Indy’s story by News Editor Matt Kettman, and now the story is everywhere. Essentially a group wants to put an outdoor Ping-Pong table in downtown library plaza. The city had proposed an overhaul of the plaza, but those plans were put on hold after the state ended the redevelopment agency. “Ping-Pong is available to people of all walks of life, and to all ages and skill levels,” according to the group’s Web site. “We see this table as a singular way to bring a social sport, that’s already well-loved, to public spaces.” The long Website address, http://www.publicpingpongsantabarbara. com/ states that, “we have benefactors who will donate our first table, the cost of delivery, and installation. We just need approvals.”

The library board is supposed to tackle the issue soon. Edhat’s Question and Answer feature often breaks news, or sometimes not. One of the Questions on Monday was “Can anyone identify this growth on the leaves of this nectarine tree? In less than two hours though, the question got about 314 reads, which is more than some linked news stories get.

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Santa Barbara, representing Old Spanish Days all throughout Fiesta week, and the year. Ricardo Castellanos, 2012 Presidente of Old Spanish Days, said it was a pleasure to be present at an event for Jesalyn, who was surrounded by dozens of family members and friends. “This is the theme for this year’s Fiesta…’Viva la Familia’ and really soon you’re going to start seeing my family all over town too,” Castellanos said. “I am looking forward to Fiesta and having all the longtime families join in the celebration.” The appointment of Jesalyn as Junior Spirit has particular significance for her teacher, Linda Vega, who is also the teacher of this year’s Spirit. 2012 marks Vega’s 25year anniversary running a studio in Santa Barbara. Vega now has 30 Spirit or Junior Spirit titles under her belt. “I feel so blessed by God to have had the privilege of mentoring all of these young dancers over the past 25 years,” said Vega. “To have both the Junior Spirit and Spirit of Fiesta for my 25th anniversary is beyond my dreams. I’m looking forward to an amazing 2012. Viva la Fiesta and Viva la Familia.”

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Vote yes on W and X EDITORIAL

California used to be the leader and model for education. But those days are long over. Massive budgets cuts statewide — more than $20 million locally — have decimated classrooms. The painful result? Weakened schools and ballooned classroom sizes. Local school district staff and officials have done their best to keep cuts out of the classroom the last decade, even as the state has consistently ripped and grabbed money away. It’s been entirely unfair. But this June, voters have an opportunity to help our schools and our children. The Daily Sound strongly encourages voters to support Measures W and X, both of which would help support music, math, science and technology instruction. Math classes in 9th grade would help maintain a student-toteacher ration of 20:1 if these measures pass. Measures W and X are $54 parcel tax measures and together would bring in more than $17 million in funding to elementary, junior high and high schools. Voters in Goleta and Montecito will only vote on Measure W, which will benefit the junior high and high schools. Voters in the city of Santa Barbara will vote on both X and W, which go to help all of the 15,000 students in the elementary and junior and high schools. Both measures require a two-thirds majority vote.

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The money will mostly pay for teachers — not administrative salaries — to provide instruction for these classes, but also equipment, depending on the needs of individual schools. These two measures are the most important on the ballot and deserve your support. Measures X and W are continuations of Measures H and I, which voters approved in 2008. The measures expire in 2013. In order to continue current levels of instruction in the target areas, voters must approve these measures. You don’t have to have a child in the public school system to support these measures. A community benefits from and educated populace and workforce. These children are our next generation and deserve schools that can properly prepare them for college and the job market. Education should be nonpolitical. The Daily Sound encourages all voters to put their personal political perspectives aside and do what’s right for our kids. Vote for Measures X and W.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEASIDE SHELL at 101 W. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Price Properties, Barbara; LLC(SAME). This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership(Signed:)John Price. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 02, 2012. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN Number: 2012-0001330. PUBLISHED MAY 08, 15, 22, 29 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA URBAN WINE TOURS at 23 E. Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Barbara;Wheel Fun Rentals Of Santa Barbara Inc.(SAME). This business is conducted by a Corporation(Signed:)Reginald Drew. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 02, 2012. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Joshua Madison. Original FBN Number: 2012-0001331. PUBLISHED MAY 08, 15, 22, 29 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STATE STREET CELLARS, STATE STREET WINE CELLERS at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427 County of Santa Barbara;State Street Ventures, LLC(2081 North Oxnard Blvd. #141 Oxnard, CA 93036). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company(Signed:)Raimond Reynolds. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on APR 02, 2012. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ronnie Ruiz. Original FBN Number: 2012-0001008. PUBLISHED MAY 08, 15, 22, 29 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT The following person(s) has(have) abandoned the use of the Fictitious SEASIDE Business Name(s): SHELL at 101 W. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Barbara;John Price, Mike Robles(SAME). This business was conducted by an Individual(Signed:)John Price. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 02, 2012. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN Number: 2011-0002873. PUBLISHED MAY 08, 15, 22, 29 2012

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NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR MISCELLANEOUS CONCRETE REPAIR PROJECT, FY 2011-2012 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“City”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 4, 2012, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Faxes or any electronic format is not acceptable. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available from the CITY, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 upon payment of a $20.00 non-refundable fee if picked up, or payment of a $30.00 non-refundable fee, if mailed. The work includes all labor, material and equipment necessary to remove and replace concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk, root pruning, and replace existing curb, gutter and sidewalk with access ramps on various streets within the City of Goleta, CA.

Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice will incorporate the provisions of the California Labor Code. Compliance with the prevailing rates of wages and apprenticeship employment standards established by the State Director of Industrial Relations will be required. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. Bids must be prepared on the approved bid forms in conformance with the “Supplemental Bidding Instructions” and the General Provisions and submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID FOR MISCELLANEOUS CONCRETE REPAIR PROJECT, FY 2011-2012, DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL.” The bid must be accompanied by certified or cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond, made payable to the City. The bid security shall be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total maximum amount bid with their proposals as required by California law. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class “A” Contractor’s license or specialty licensing in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code. The Contractor shall have no less than three (3) years' experience in the magnitude and character of the work bid.

Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. To request a copy of the notice of agenda for award, please contact the City Clerk (805-961-7505) or register on the City’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). CITY OF GOLETA Deborah Constantino, City Clerk

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sampling delicious foods at every stop. Proceeds will once again benefit the 60th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade. Tour these participating Venues: Artamo Gallery, Bella Rosa Galleries, Casa Dolores, Churchill Jewelers, East Beach Wine Company, Fast Frame, Gallery 113, Indigo Interiors, Santa Barbara Arts, Santa Barbara Club, Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery, Sullivan Goss â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An American Gallery and Victoria Hall Theater. Sample hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres from these participating Restaurants: Aldo's Italian Restaurant, Arts & Letters CafĂŠ, California Pizza Kitchen, Carlitos CafĂŠ y Cantina, Chase Restaurant & Lounge, Coffee Cat, Enterprise Fish Co., The Greek House CafĂŠ, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant, Nardonneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Famiglia Pizzeria, Opal Restaurant & Bar, Paradise CafĂŠ, Pascucci, Restaurant Mimosa, Spoon Santa Barbara Gelato, TonyRay's Restaurant and Cantina and Wahoo's Fish Taco. Tickets are $60 for the tour and final party at the Arlington Theatre Box Office (credit card or cash + $1 surcharge per ticket) or at the Downtown Organization office â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 27B East de la Guerra Street (M-F, 8am-5pm, cash, check or credit card). For more information call (805) 962-2098, ext. 22 or visit santabarbaradowntown.com

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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVALS: San Marcos High School will be hosting a series of gourmet food truck festivals to run at din-

more than 150 summer camps for kids, parentclick.com is a go-to site, and good example of a local website providing a great combination of useful information, press releases and events listing.

We got great response from our debut column. Keep it coming. What do you think of these blogs and information web sites? Let us know, and let us know what other local blogs you read and why you like them. Email letters@thedailysound.com. ner hours on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fourth Thursdayâ&#x20AC;? of the month. Different styles of food will be available from each truck: French fusion, Spanish/Polynesian Tiki & Taco, Gourmet BBQ, Pastry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cupcakes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bread pudding, Coffee/Espresso drinks and more. Hours for the dinner time event are 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 pm on the Fourth Thursday of the month: May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23. The event will be held next to the San Marcos High School gym on the outdoor basketball court area. Enter the school parking lot from Turnpike Road. A portion of sales from the food truck events will be donated back to San Marcos High School and used for campus improvement projects.

INDY BBQ/COCKTAIL CONTEST: Food editor George Yatchisin tells me that the Santa Barbara Independent is holding its 3rd Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ/Cocktail Contest and is looking for entries. Submit recipes to food@independent.com by Tuesday, May 29, 5 p.m.

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munity for sticking up for education,” Carbajal said. “We don’t just talk the talk. We walk the walk.” Carbajal, who has an 11-year-old son, Michael, who goes to Roosevelt School, joined Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Dave Cash, school board member Kate Parker and several local elected officials at Monday’s press conference. The measures come at a time of wicked budget cuts both state and locally. The Santa Barbara Unified School District has cut more than $20 million in recent years, cuts have resulted in larger classroom sizes and fewer classes. Measures X and W would extend Measures H and I, approved by voters in 2008, another four years. The measures expire in 2013. In order to continue current levels of instruction in the target areas, voters must approve these measures. The parcel tax measures together would go to elementary, junior and high schools. Voters in Goleta and Montecito will only vote on Measure W, which will benefit the junior high and high schools. Voters in the city of Santa Barbara will vote on both X and W, which go to help all of the 15,000 students in the elementary and junior and high schools. Both measures require a two-thirds majority vote.

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The money will mostly pay for teachers, but also equipment, depending on the needs of individual schools. Before started her remarks by mentioning that she was a former school nurse at La Cumbre and had a special connection with Santa Barbara schools. “There isn’t a person in this town who isn’t impacted by the quality of education in our schools,” Capps said. “We our educating our next generation’s workforce.” The money in the secondary schools will help pay for enriched math, science and technology education, as well as music, arts and theatre programs. More foreign language courses will be available and class sizes will be reduced. The district will also be able to offer more traded-related courses. Elementary schools would see enriched science and math education, more music and performing arts programs, increased computer and education technology, as well as smaller class sizes. “We live in a wonderful community that knows the value of education,” said Lynn Rodriguez, president of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. School board member Kate Parker said Measures H and I, the predecessors of Measures X and W, have allowed Santa Barbara schools to offer important courses, without state assistance. “Given the state budget situation, those programs would be long gone by now,” Parker said.

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