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Kathi King of the Community Environmental Council spoke against plastic bags to the City Council yesterday. Below, students from the 6th grade class at Washington Elementary School showed up and spoke in support of a ban on non-reusable bags.

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The Santa Barbara City Council approved a draft ordinance for a ban on plastic bags yesterday, taking the city a step closer toward freeing itself of plastic bags. The council voted 6-1 to send a draft to the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Ocean and Nourishment(BEACON) organization as a model ordinance for other cities to consider. The ordinance committee drafted a ban similar to one passed by Los Angeles County which bans plastic bags and imposes a 10-cent fee on paper bags. Exceptions are made for produce, takeout restaurants, and certain low-income individuals would be exempt from the fee. Once implemented, stores with 10,000 See PLASTIC, page 6

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Man arrested for stalking

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s order on the man that day. department arrested a 30-year-old On Sunday, however, authorities Carpinteria man after he allegedly arrested Connor after he was allegedly stalked his ex-girlfriend, authorities lurking near his ex-girlfriend’s home, said. violating the restraining order, which Evan James Connor was arrested on said he could not come within 100 feet Saturday for “annoying electronic of her home. communications” and for possession Authorities also charged Connor CONNOR of drug paraphernalia. He was booked with stalking and booked into Santa into Santa Barbara County Jail, but released Barbara County Jail on $300,000 bail. later in the day. Authorities placed a restraining — Daily Sound Staff report

Police arrest violent felon

Detectives from the Santa Barbara witnesses have yet to be interviewed; Police Department arrested Maurice therefore, additional details are being Munoz, 24, yesterday at 4:45 p.m. on withheld. the 500 block of East Canon Perdido Munoz is on parole and is a Lompoc Street. gang member. This incident, however, Detectives had obtained an arrest was not gang related. At the time of warrant for Munoz for the following his arrest the Santa Barbara Police felonies: domestic battery, false Department’s Special Weapons and imprisonment, assault with a deadly Tactics Team and Crisis Negotiation MUNOZ weapon (knife), terrorist threats, and Response Team were en route to 532 assault resulting in great bodily injury (loss of East Canon Perdido Street to serve the arrest consciousness). Additionally, they obtained a and search warrants due to the violent nature search warrant for the residence at 532 East of these crimes. Canon Perdido Street where Munoz had been Prior to their arrival, however, Munoz exitstaying. ed the residence, alone, and was taken into The crimes for which Munoz was wanted custody by detectives in the area. stemmed from an incident that occurred in the Munoz is currently being held at the Santa City of Santa Barbara on May 17, 2012. This Barbara Police Department. incident is still being investigated and some — Daily Sound Staff report

City Council backs tobacco tax BY NICK C. TONKIN


The Santa Barbara City Council endorsed Proposition 29, a $1 tobacco tax increase, yesterday. Jayne Brechwald, co-chair of the AntiTobacco coalition, told the council the proposition would raise $600 million a year for cancer research, law enforcement, and smoking prevention and education. She said it would be critical in reducing the amount of young children that take up smoking. “Over the last decade big tobacco spent 10 times more on marketing their products in California than the state spent on tobacco education and prevention,” Brechwald said. Brechwald also assured council members that allegations that the funds would be spent out of state were false. The council voted 4-3, split between the conservative and liberal blocs. Council members Dale Francisco, along with Randy Rowse and Frank Hotchkiss, voted against taking a stand. Rowse and Francisco both said the proposition sounded good, but

believed it isn’t the city’s place to take a stand on this particular issue given that it has no direct impacts on Santa Barbara itself. “I worry about the city council taking positions on ballot initiatives that are not directly related to city operations,” Francisco said. Council member Cathy Murillo, after confirming that there’d been precedent for the council taking stands on propositions, disagreed. She argued that the council should raise awareness of political issues and if the majority of the council felt Prop 29 had merit, then the council should endorse it. “We can’t pretend that we are not political animals,” Murillo said. Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider framed it as a budget issue for the city, saying that smoking took up already strained public health resources that could be better spent. “When the county has to spend more money on public health issues that can be prevented, that’s less money that can go towards other things that relate to city and county health issues,” Schneider said.

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Facebook stock plunder probed

Two top U.S. financial regulators said the issues around the initial public offering of Facebook should be reviewed, putting fresh pressure on the company, its embattled lead underwriter and the Nasdaq. After Friday's nearly flat close and Monday's 11 percent plunge, Facebook shares closed 8.9 percent lower at $31 on volume of 101 million shares. At that price the company has shed more than $19 billion in market capitalization from its $38-pershare offering price last week. Investors were still shaking their heads over the botched opening trading of Facebook when Reuters reported late Monday that the consumer Internet analyst at lead underwriter Morgan Stanley cut his revenue forecasts for Facebook in the days before the offering, information that may not have reached many investors before the stock was listed.

San Francisco best for parks

San Francisco has the best city park system in the United States, while its neighbor less than 200 miles away, Fresno, has the city parks most needing improvement, according to a new ranking of 40 local park systems released by the Trust for Public Land. Using "the most comprehensive park rating system ever developed," the trust found that San Francisco has the highest score in terms of park access, size and services and investment. Nearby Sacramento ranked second, while east coast metropolises Boston and New York tied for third, followed by Washington, D.C. Altogether, cities on the coasts dominated the top 10. Parks in the west coast communities of Portland, Seattle and San Diego made the cut. And those in the east coast's Virginia Beach and Philadelphia also ranked highly. The rating system looked at the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park, the proportion of local land dedicated to parks, and the number of playgrounds and spending per capita on systems.

Nevada wildfire destroys homes

A fast-moving wildfire burned down seven homes in Nevada on Tuesday as winds fanned the flames, and firefighters battling a series of dangerous blazes in the U.S. Southwest in dry weather and strong winds made slow progress. Blazes in rugged, mountainous areas of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado have already forced the evacuation of several small towns and torched more than 70 square miles (112 square km) of forest, brush and grass over the past 10 days. The Arizona blazes were the first major wildfires in the Grand Canyon state this year after a record 2011 fire season in which nearly 2,000 blazes consumed over 1,500 square miles, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

Political powerhouse to try hand at running own business

DAILY SOUND STAFF REPORT Steve Cushman, the man who popularized the slogan “business is great in Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara is great for business,” and longtime president of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of June. Cushman plans to start a business development and fundraising company and pursue his interests, including art, poetry and travel. Cushman has served as the face of the business community for the last three decades. His jolly personality, advocacy for small businesses and passion for Santa Barbara helped keep him at the center of Santa Barbara social and business circles. He was heavily involved in local politics, frequently speaking out at City Council meetings on behalf of business interests. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Santa Barbara in 2009. In his 29 years as chamber president, Cushman served on more than 100 nonprofit boards and commissions. He has raised in excess of $60 million for local projects and has produced more than 1,000 events, according to a news release. Cushman said in a news release that his most memorable Chamber experi-

In his 29 years as chamber president, Cushman served on more than 100 nonprofit boards and commissions. He has raised in excess of $60 million for local projects ...

ence was the planning and construction of Kids World Playground in Alameda Park in 1994. Kids World is an artistic, unique, 10,000 square foot, community built playground. Cushman convinced the Chamber to take on the project. In 2011, Cushman received the Pacific Coast Business Times award for Small Business Advocate of the Year. This month Cushman will receive the award for Community Service from the United

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Way. His biography, 54 Hard Ones, was published by Boehm Biographies and is available in local bookstores. His sculpture can be seen at the Sullivan Goss Gallery and in local businesses throughout town. “We thank Steve for his many years of commitment and service to the Santa Barbara business community and wish him happiness on this next chapter in his adventure,” said Chamber Chairman Janet Garufis. “ We will miss his creativity, leadership, and dedication.”


Home sales on the rise

Increase in pace bodes well for U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The pace of sales for existing homes in April rose to its fastest in nearly two years and a falloff in foreclosures helped cause an unexpected jump in prices, hopeful signs for the country's economic recovery. Home resales increased 3.4 percent to an annual rate of 4.62 million units last month, the National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday. Housing has been one of the economy's weakest links as it recovers from the 2007-09 recession, but many economists think the sector will actually add to economic growth in 2012 for the first time since 2005. The report on April resales supports that view and helps to dampen fears the recovery was stagnating after a report earlier this month showed tepid job growth in April. "We're still a ways from looking at an encouraging picture of the U.S. economy, though when it comes to housing, every little bit helps," said Camilla Sutton, a currency strategist at Scotia Capital in Toronto. The annual sales pace was the fastest since May 2010. That was in line with expectations and pushed U.S. stock prices higher. U.S. Treasuries prices fell as investors awaited news on how Europe will tackle its debt crisis, which continues to loom over the U.S. economy.

Nationwide, the median price for a home resale jumped to $177,400 in April, up 10.1 percent from a year earlier. That was the largest year-over-year gain since January 2006, and the NAR attributed the gains in part to a drop in homes sold following foreclosures. Socalled distressed sales accounted for 28 percent of resales, down from 29 percent

in March. Still, Wall Street analysts were cautious about taking the increase as a sign home values were at the cusp of a big comeback. NAR's calculations for prices may have been skewed by larger homes coming onto the market, analysts and the NAR said. NAR economist Lawrence Yun said some seasonal factors might have played a role in the price increase because families tend to buy in the spring, which means bigger homes comprise a larger share of total sales. "It does echo the message sent by most other related measures that have shown house prices stabilizing or firming," said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan. Home prices, as measured by the S&P/Case Shiller composite index, have fallen by about a third since mid-2006.

Yun said prices may rise 1 percent or 2 percent this year. Last month, the number of unsold homes in the market appeared to contract a little. The NAR estimated the number of existing single family homes for sale would supply the market for 6.3 months, down from 6.5 months in March. Total inventories rose 9.5 percent to 2.54 million, although that reading is not adjusted for seasonal shifts and April tends to be one of biggest months of the year for new homes going on the market, the NAR said. The number of unsold homes on the market has fallen sharply over the last year and is currently at similar levels to those in 2004. The NAR's reading for inventories, however, doesn't include the country's so-called "shadow inventory" homes that will eventually hit the market following a foreclosure.

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square feet or more would have six months to clear out their plastic bag inventory. Smaller stores would be given a year. The city used the Los Angeles ban as it survived a court challenge, a judge ruling that the 10-cent fee, which goes to the businesses for education purposes did not constitute a tax. Some bans have failed in court due to a lack of exemptions for restaurants, failure to pursue an Environmental Impact Report, or implementing a tax without taking it to the voters. The neighboring City of Carpinteria is facing a lawsuit from a ban it enacted earlier in the year. To save costs on an Environmental Impact Report, the city is sending the draft to BEACON organization to coordinate with other jurisdictions. Brian Brennan, director of BEACON, said the organization would start its hearings in September and hopefully get the cities together in the summer. Brennan estimated that an EIR would cost between $55,000-$75,000 if the city paid for it on its own. By going through BEACON, Santa Barbara could potentially split the cost amongst 10 different cities. Brennan added that the organization is also looking into getting third party funding as well. The ban has been an ongoing issue within the city with interest waxing and waning. Various environmental groups had been pushing the “Where’s Your


Bag?” campaign as part of an educational outreach effort. Momentum for an actual ordinance started in 2010 but dropped after word that the state may consider such a ban. When that bill died in the legislature, environmental groups began another push for a ban, saying that education alone hadn’t been enough. But that failed to pass a conservative leaning city council. But after last November’s election shifted the council makeup, it voted to pursue an ordinance. While well-received by, some groups encouraged further modifications, such as eliminating requirements on what the 10-cent fees can be spent on and restrictions on reusable bag giveaways to prevent larger chains from pushing out smaller shops by giving away more bags. City Attorney Steve Wiley advised against further modifications. Wiley said that drifting too far from language that’s already been upheld in court could invite another lawsuit. “When a court decision has validated a draft ordinance we try to stick very closely to that draft,” Wiley said. Mayor Helene Schneider acknowledged the work of staff and the ordinance committee for making a draft that could work on an entire regional scale and at minimal cost to the city. “The cost savings just make so much sense,” Schneider said. Council member Grant House said the ordinance is a big step forward for protecting the environment. He felt that it allowed whole communities along to

coast the ability to help clean up the planet. “This is not just solving one problem, this is a bigger opportunity,” House said. Council member Dale Francisco had opposed a ban in the past and still felt the council had other priorities, but believed this is the best way for the city to proceed. He had said a ban should be undertaken on a state level, but given the unlikelihood of the legislature taking action, making this a regional effort would make things easier on the city. “I’m not 100 percent on board with the importance of passing this particular ordinance,” Francisco said. “But I am very much in agreement that it’s worthwhile working with other jurisdictions.” Council member Randy Rowse felt outreach would have been the better option, but recognized the ban would go through and like Francisco, thought this would be the best way to go about it. “I am a bigger fan of moving people through education rather than legislation,” Rowse said. Council member Frank Hotchkiss cast the lone dissenting vote. Hotchkiss said he wished he could say the ban would save the world, but felt it would just conserve a few plastic bags. He recognized it would probably move forward but felt opponents of the ban should feel that the council wasn’t oblivious of their concerns. “I’ll probably be voting against this just philosophically so that people out there who I know are against this know somebody at least is listening on the city council,” Hotchkiss said.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GIGABAUDICS CO. 360 S Hope Ave. Ste.C130 Santa Barbara, CA 93105, County of Santa Barbara; Richard Kot.(1066 Miramonte Dr. #6 Santa Barbara, CA 93109),This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed):Richard A. Kot This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 22, 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)Mariam Leon FBN Number: 2012-0001507. Published MAY 23, 30, JUN 06, 13 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ESPERANZA, UNITY, VOICE & POWER 1004 Neil Park Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93103, County of Santa Barbara; Jacqueline Inda.(208 N Alisos St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103),This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed):Jacqueline Inda This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 22, 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)Mariam Leon FBN Number: 2012-0001513. Published MAY 23, 30, JUN 06, 13 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TEXTURES 210 E Ortega St Santa Barbara, CA 93101, County of Santa Barbara; Gail Leger.(2525 State St #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93105),This business is conducted by an Individual (Signed):Gail Leger This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 21, 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)Mariam Leon FBN Number: 2012-0001485. Published MAY 23, 30, JUN 06, 13 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CONCIERGE COSMETICS, CONCIERGE SKIN CARE, NEGOCIANT COSMETICS, NEGOCIANT SKIN CARE, NEGOCIANT WINES 606 Alamo Pintado #115 Solvang, CA 93463, County of Santa Barbara; Alternativa, LLC.(2081 N Oxnard Blvd. #141 Oxnard, CA 93036),This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company(Signed):Reimond Reynolds This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 14, 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)Ronnie Ruiz FBN Number: 2012-0001424. Published MAY 16, 23, 30, JUN 06 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NOURISH 935 Orilla Del Mar #F Santa Barbara, CA 93103, County of Santa Barbara; Claudia Demas-Miller, Garret F. Miller.(SAME),This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife(Signed):Claudia Demas-Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on MAY 01, 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)Mariam Leon FBN Number: 2012-0001315. Published MAY 02, 09, 16, 23 2012



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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 2:00 P.M. on June 12, 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 nonrefundable fee, if mailed or no payment to CITY if obtained from E-Bid Board. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to construct and deliver a finished pavement repair per the project plans and specifications 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 2012-2013 PAVEMENT REHABILITIAOTN PROJECT – PAVEMENT PREPARATION, DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL.” The bid must be accompanied by certified cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond, made payable to 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. The CITY reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity and to take all bids under advisement for a period of ninety (90) days. 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 (

CITY OF GOLETA Deborah Constantino, City Clerk

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NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC concert tickets;May 10, 8pm; Granada Theater; LOGE seats, Row BB, #10 & 12, second row; $123 each. (805) 729-5519. Audio Book CD unabridged P. D. James -Death Comes to Pemberly. $10. call 8452112 Liz Taylor Doll, wearing diamond necklace, perfect end box, $40 obo, 7570303

Brand New Coffee Table books, Santa Barbara Pics and Interior Design, $25 for both. 252-0941 Albums and record for sale, Rock n Roll books and VHS tapes. Call Mike 284-4359

DVD, Justified Season 1, 3 discs, $20, 5691714 Surfer Magazines from 1990 ‘s to present. Lots of them!! $40 for all. 698-5524.

Nice garden decor of a boy & girl sitting on a bench. A bargain at $70.. 455-9057


car jack and jack stand- $50 (818) 3479535

2 BMW tires, very good condition, 225-45Z radius 17, 94 WXL, S - 1088, $80 for both, call 928-4602 2 used tires. $20. Continental Touring Contact AS P215/60 R16 94P. 805-722-0650.


GREEK FISHERMANʼS CAP, $16, brand new, menʼs size m, grey wool, 565-1044 AUTHENTIC RETRO BEN WALLACE XXL RED DETROIT PISTONS JERSEY. $20 805 636 3550



SHOES, sneakers, basketball shoes, sizes 15-16, $30-50, new to slightly used, 805252-2824 WET SUIT Large, Bodyglove, good cond. $65 OBO 565-1022

Pearl and rhinestone wedding or quinceniera tiara brand new, silvertone with built in haircomb. Orig. $60, asking $40.Call 617-8660

Xavier Brand, NEW watch. Gold, 4 diamonds on face, $300 originally. $100 obo. Fred 967-6803 Brown Foreman Umbrella, 9 ft, Beige, Great Condition just needs a cleaning, $40. 9636045. Sugar & Creamer Set. $7. 685-2644

3 Pocket Watches w/ cases “very nice” $50. each.966-4843 CALL’S AFTER 12 NOON ONLY PLEASE!!!

Saint John Skirts For Sale. 7 Skirts nearly new sizes 6&8. $25/skirt. Call 965-4327 or go to Beltone Center 1532 Anacapa Street.

Navy blue wool jacket by Austin Reed, size 46 regular. Originally $250, now $50 or obo. Fred, 560-7950. Coldwater Creek women’s pants, Petite X small, black linen & rayon, wide leg, elastic waist, perfect condition, worn once, classic look, $50, 684-7156


Guitar amplifier 12” crate excellent condition $90 805-696-6430

IBM T-60 LapTop Very good condition, 1.6g CPU 2g Ram Wi-Fi, DVD, No Battery, but works great plugged in. Call for more info. $125 805-636-0102 Scott 17” square flat screen color monitor $25. (805) 448-4184

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Yamaha PSR 38 electronic keyboard, five octaves. $150 includes stand and lots of of music 967-2866 Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock bundle AD: One, like new (never unpacked or used) complete Guitar Hero III bundle. $45.00 OBO Cell: 310 435-5680.

PANASONIC DMP BD75-PK Like new (never out of the box) Blu-ray disc player. $74/Obo~Cash only, Thanks. Local in SB (805) 403-6728 Happy Holidays!

Pixmai P2702 Ink jet photo printer by cannon, still in box, asking $60, 805-4523614 Sylvania TV $75 great picture 966-9208

NIKON Coolpix 600. Complete, in the box, $75. POLOROID SX-70 Sonnar- w/ Poloroid strobe, bracket & instructions. $98. M-Th. only, 805-252-9902. Marantz double-cassette deck with doby HX Pro and 5-CD player, $35 each. 6364987 Dundee radio, am/fm, 1 and 2, $60, Lee, 448-2154 Printers, New, Canon Pixma MP520, HP laser jet #3055, both include ink cartridge, $60 each. 969-6540 Walt. PENTAX K1000 body: reliable, No batteries needed ! or ME Super w/ 50f2, $125. M-Th. 252-9902

Copy / Fax canon pc1060 WORKS GREAT $25. Contact: (805) 687-3178 9AM to 8PM only, please leave message with details. Cordless phones, two line and single line w/answ mchn, good cond. $40 each. 966-7003

27” Magnavox T.V. with remote, $100, 805962-5703 please call after 6 p.m.

Play Station 2: Super controllers, Mem card, IR Remote, 12 top action games: Only $125 for ALL!! 805-886-5090 Lv Msg

PENTAX K1000 w/ 50f2 lense: strong & reliable. $125. 252-9902 Flat screen TV 14” 2006 $60. 805-4034620

motorla blue tooth model #mbt385z cpmatible w any cell phone. orig. $34.99 sale for $15.inckudes charger. 805-562-1469 MISC VIDEO GAMES, $5 each or less, Nintendo 64, PlayStation2, PC games: Call Andy 845-4358.

Fax/Copier Panasonic includes 2 rolls of ink film (film value $60) $75. Call 569-1714 Microwave small, blk, usedd for heating only, excellent. condition. $45. 259-7787 Lexmark Printer hardley used. 966-6809

Copier HP PSC 500. Hewlett Packard copier Printer scanner copier. $60. Call 965-0636 Verizon wireless flip phone w/camera/camcorder $50 259-9793 Kodak Slide Projector, Best Model $90 call 964-8175

3 CD +cassette + AM/FM, JVC make. $best offer. Call 962-7502

IBM 17” black computer monitor with speakers in the box. U pick-up in Buellton. $19.95. (650)617-5553.

2 Credit card terminals for business. One never been used. A bargain @ $50.00 used & $145.00 new. Both in excellent condition. 680-7146. View Sonic 17 “ Ultra Brite CRT color monitor. Mac or PC. 967-3162. $45.

Apex DVD Player, $20 OBO, 560-7950. Fred.


Shark hand held steam cleaner (model SC630W) Complete Kit, all attachments included. $65 (sells for over $100) BRAND NEW! Call 967-2799.

Hand vacuum. Ultra big Shark w/attachments. Excellent condition. $10. 805966-2961

2 steamers- 1 for all uses, 1 for fabric $20 each 964-5164

Oster Ice Crusher $10.00 (805) 685-8621

Microwave Excellent Condition $30 6858621

Hepa Air Cleaner Only used one week-like new. original cost $100. Asking $50 805 6928870 Microwave, Quesar, excellent condition, Black, 24” x 14” x 18”, $40, 899-0081

Nearly new Health O Matic digital lithium scale. No battery replacement required. $10.00. 687-5162

Two brown, wrought iron chairs, black cushion seats - 41 inches tall by 17.5 inches wide. Good condition. $99 805693-9125

solid oak desk, 39”x17”, 4 drawers, $75, 963-9132

table. metal. 40” diamter, with pretty glass top. opening for umbrella. $50 obo. 569-1714

Futon foam chair, red cover, excellent condition. $40.Call Paulina at 682-5183.

Black & Decker Coffee Maker w/ thermal pot. Like new, used once.Keeps coffee hot without electricity. Better coffee, lower utility bill. $15. 698-2828

FUTON- frame and white mattress........55” wide, 30” high back rest.........$75....... 692-9258

Microwave oven. countertop model. 21 wide x 16 deep x 11 high. $75. 565-3796 Food mixer sunbeam $45 or obo call 805967-9264.

Bedside Table made by Ikea 19 by 14 Two drawer Good condition. $35. Please call 963-6045. In SB

Hoover Steam Vac. Floor polisher, rug shampooer. $25. 805-259-7787.


New Matching Cabinet Hardware Sets Von Morris Solid BR Chrome 2 - Cupboard Latch/Catch Sets with Hinges $45. (1/2 price) Please Call 965-6031in SB

6 cases of maple flooring #83004 20x12 sq ft, $35 per case 895-7501

Trunk, 32” x 11” x 18”, $30. 687-7647

Office adjustable chair with back and foot rest. Like new. $60. 683-6733

Bedside Table made by Ikea 19 by 14 Two drawer Good condition. $35. Please call 963-6045. In SB

Coffee Table (Mastercraft) Cherry, Chippendale, sliding candle trays. $125. Pix Avail. 805-569-5219

entertainment armoir, cherry root finish, good condition, 77” x 36” x 21”, $125, 964-3903

Large brass ceiling fan, excellent condition, $25 obo, 805-452-4333

Blue sofa and matching chair, now $80 637-3597

Area Rug, $45, tan and gold and beautiful, 331-2103

twin mattress, clean, 637-3597

large wooden picture frames, excellent condition, between $40 and $80 each obo, 708-1401 Mirror Mission style, solid oak, 25-1/2”w x 34”h. Mint condition. $150. Can email pictures. Call Andy or Anne at 845-4357 Office desk and hutch. U-shape, mahogany finish, excellent condition. 7’wide X 6’ deep X 6’ 6” high. $75, u-haul. Please call 805-455-0072.

Wild West painting, stage coach attack by Indians, Arizona artist, framed, 20/24, $75. 682-3482 . 2 Swedish candle holders, hand carved, hand painted, $10 no less, 966-4843 Antique Blk Decorative Drapery Rings 38 for $16.50 OBO. 687-7998 Kitchen Table Round, 40”wide $80 9641367 Half Doors & mirror glass. $50, please call Keith at 895-7501.

Sandstone boulders and cobbles, excellent for retaining walls & landscaping, $60/ton, 708-6141. Brass 6-arm glass hurricane light fixture, 27” diameter. Good condition $100 805-6846099

Upright piano w/ bench, medium/dark wood. Good condition. $100obo. 962-5077.


Chester drawers, light color wood 30"w x15"d x29"t. $40 965-6682

Wall Unit. Solid Oak. 72h x 5w x 17 dp. 10 Partitions. TV, Books, etc. $125 7702324.

solid oak desk 6 drawers, good condition, 48"x36" $100 687-0273

Office Desk. 6 ft. Grey modular. 45 deg. corner. $50. 680-8925

Glass show case: 4 ft. long 28” deep. 3 glass shelves, adjustable with glass top & sliding wood doors. $75 OBO. Richard 680-3880

Beautiful computer hutch; can be used as enclosed bookshelf also. $125 Only serious buyers.Call 252-7669.

high-low adjustable swivel chair + shelf unit on rollers (40x28x16) $30 each 448-1729 outdoor iron chase lounge $25 965-0122

ANTIQUE PRESSPACK OAK ROCKING CHAIR, WITH ARMS, $95 CASH, (805) 6828160 sturdy oak desk, $40, 637-3597

Blue love seat with entertainment center, $125, 331-2103

3 bar stools, $35 each, like new, sturdy, white, rod iron, with back, blue fabric seats, Goleta, 685-0168

Old wooden teacher’s desk, 3x5, call 965-2037

DRESSER $25 obo, white, large with 6 drawers, particle board, great for storage, bit scuffed and needs touchup. 62”L X 301/2” H X 19”W. 682-2262

Armoire w/ matching dresser, 805-9316633 Antique end table $50 OBO. 805-884-4059

Bentwood Rocker w/ cane seat and back. blond wood, nice condition. We’ll deliver in Santa Barbara/Goleta. 682-6789

Interior doors. 6 nearly new wood interior doors w/mounted brass hardware & hinges. Factory painted white, foam core, various sizes. $90. 565-9244 or lv. message.

Small antique walnut table w/ drawer, $100. Call for appt. 681-9060. Meditation & garden benches–hand crafted, custom, unique from $75 to $125. Please call 883-1823

Antique carved desk chair w/ rush seast. $65. Call for appt. 681-9060.

Vermont Wicker Basket. $75. 685-2644

2 Ethan Allen maple ladder back chairs w/ rush seats. $45 ea. Call for appt. 681-9060.

Hide A Bed, Good Condition, tan color, $70 801-0134

Desk, fair condition, solid wood, $40, 805722-0342


2 BALL PYTHONS with aquarium. $125. Call Kate at: 745-8989

CART - Folding cart. Holds 300 lbs. Used 4 times. $125. 965-9665

SANTABARBOPOLY GAME $25. 805-5767405

Carpet cleaning machine all new parts, heats water includes hose and wand $125 call for details 252-0702

new portable gas stove, 1 burner $24 630-9635

PUSH LAWNMOWER/SCOTTS ELITE $35 Good condition Call Bob 680-1428


THE MIKE ROY COOKBOOK N0. 1, 2 & 3,very good cond, $7.00 each, Call: 805965-6494

WALKER: 4 wheel walker,nearly new, folds flat for travel $75 Call 969 0052

KITTENS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. All kittens have their shots, been fixed and treated for worms. Visit at San Roque Pet Hospital. 682-2647,

LARGE ACRYLIC BLANKET. 60in x 80in. Colorful - red, green, white, black w/ scotti terriers design. $25. 805-964-2506 10am8pm ANTIQUE PELHAM PUPPET. Wooden pony marionette in original box. $125/obo. 6921800



FISHER PRICE ACQUARIUM CRADDLE SWING for sale. In very good condition, $40.00 Please call 689-6533





PRESENTATION BOTTLE OF WATER FROM THE SB DESALINIZATION PLANT. $50. CALL 280-8709. CA LICENSE PLATE, 1947, yellow and black, $100 no less, 966-4843




WETSUIT: Xcel infiniti 4/3 full suit boys’ size 14. Xlnt cond. $95, Call 805 698 3532

3 Kids Umbrella Strollers: Great Condition! 2 in Blue & 1 in Pink color. Simple. Lightweight. $10-$15. CALL 637-8127 Upward motor, 3.5 horsepower, SearsRoebuck, needs wor k, $25, 964-7276


Exerciser. Mini AB-CIRCLE. Complete upper, mid, lower abs workout w/4 DVD's. Unused. $125/obo. 962-7460 Weider Gym. Bench press, leg lifts- high and low pulleys, butterflies. New condition. Moving must sell. $90 OBO 961-4477.

Bike Bridgestone paid $80. what offer? too big for me. call to view @ downtown sb home 560-1353

GOLF BALLS-in excellent condition. Hundreds of them. All brands. Only 50 cents each. Great Xmas present! Near East Beach 965-7074

Prince OZone Seven Tennis Racquet, excellent condition, new grip & strings, to sell quickly @ $55.00, call, rich 805-2598698 cell

non-electric universal ‘scooter’ or bike for or midsized adult, $25, youth Black & Decker 18” mulching electric lawn mower, $125, 969-3990

Thule-3 bike carrier, trunk mount, retail $130, only $75. In great condition. Cindy (805) 683-4075, after 5:00 p.m.

Swimmer’s Fins, “Nature’s Wings”, size 6 1/2 - 9 1/2, $15 obo, 879-5560

1960’s Classic Schwinn 3-speed, perfect condition. $125 Call John 965-2052.

WET-SUIT-classic-men’s XXL, double stitched, “farmer john style used once xlnt cond”$ 60 OBO 705-9488

650 pen reel, brand new, spool and line included, $100, Keith - 895-7501

outboard motor, 4 horsepower, $125, 6807393

Skin diving equipment,fins,boots, goggles, snorkel, hat, gloves, & knife, $100, 805-617-4646.

STAIRCLIMBER Good condition about 3 years old, $30, 805-705-5907

Alpine stair climber, exercise machine, works great, $10. Call 692-5322.

Kids golf bag w/ (3) irons & (1) wood. For age(s) 5-7. Great condition, barely used! $45 obo. 681-1553

Junior golf bag used once. $15. 964-7276

New Pear of Binoculars. 10x50 Originally $75. Now $20. Call Fred 845.4004

Weber BBQ, charcoal grill, 23”, $40, 6822326


Golf Clubs & Bag. Full set, woods & irons w/ pull cart. New balls & acces. $85 (805) 682-3482.

CROSSMAN 15 GALLON AIR TANK pressure compressor, air pressure regulators, hose attachments, various sizes, $125, 617-6031

2 RV CHAIRS METAL & canvas w/ carrybag $10 each, 895-7501

TRICYCLE FROM THE 1930’S, $25, 9664843, ASK FOR RAY

WHEELCHAIR, good condition, $35 obo, 805-280-2596

COFFEE TABLE, GORGEOUS OAK $25. 2 NET PHONES, W/CHARGERS, ONE FLIP W/CAMERA, AND BATTERIES. $15 EACH OR $35 FOR BOTH. 805-331-2103 VINTAGE BENDIX, red band, rear hub, $70 obo, please call 568-0829


LIKE NEW BACKPACK 4 COMPARTMENTS, DARK GREEN, $8 (805) 967-7872 10” REFLECTOR bowl for indirect lighting lamp $5.00 OBO. 879-5560.

Women’s and Men’s Ice skates. $10 or under 683-6733

Free agent Trail Bandit platform bike, like new, brand new tires, bear trap pedals. $125. 636-4816

Ice Skates( Roller Derby) Ladies size 8 $20. 897-0082 Basketball Hoop. Ajustable heights, portable, w/water base. $45 528-3099

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Happy Birthday: Pay more attention to your needs instead of spending time helping everyone else get ahead. You can accomplish what you set out to do if you don't let trivial matters slow you down or lead you astray. Mind over matter will be required to make your dreams come true. Your numbers are 2, 8, 14, 22, 27, 38, 47.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Think ahead and be prepared to respond quickly. Uncertainty caused by undisclosed sources will make you reconsider your direction. A partnership will be more valuable than you expected. A love relationship will develop into something special. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't hang around doing nothing. There is much to see and even more to learn if you are a participant. Participating in events that involve people of different backgrounds will be insightful. Consider making a lifestyle change. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Follow through with your plans. All talk and no action will cause onlookers to doubt your credibility. Utilizing your talents will bring you the backing you want and the recognition you deserve. Love and romance are in the stars. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): You

will be emotional, and you'll find it difficult to deal with any changes that come your way. Don't ignore what's unfolding in front of you. It's better to be a part of change than to ignore it and get left behind. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Visit new places or make personal changes that will help you stand out. Let your uniqueness lead the way, and you will attract new friends as well as opportunities. You can make an impression without going overboard. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Update your looks, attitude and even your direction if you aren't happy with the way your future looks. You need to open up about your likes and dislikes and discuss your plans with the people you want in your life forever. 4 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take care of your needs and stay out of everyone else's business. Catch up on odd jobs so you are free to start something new. Avoid people who are moody or looking to blame you for whatever goes wrong. 2 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will attract positive attention and propositions if you step into the spotlight and show off your skills. Financial advancement will result if you network with people who work in your industry. Make a cold call and see where it leads. 5 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Money will slip through your fingers

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't share too much information. Your actions will prove that you are sincere, but talk without follow-up will lead to complaints and disappointments. Love will turn in your favor if you show respect and willingness to share. 5 stars

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Nurture a partnership and you will avoid being blamed for not doing your part. Do what you can to make your home comfortable and welcome to family and friends. A decision regarding your personal life should be made. 3 stars



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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — A mountain lion ventured into the center of a crowded Southern California city on Tuesday, and was shot and killed when authorities had trouble corralling the animal in the courtyard of a building, police said. It was not immediately clear how the 3year-old mountain lion weighing about 75 pounds ended up in the middle of the beachside city of Santa Monica, which lies just west of Los Angeles. Police received a call from a janitor who spotted the predator at about sunrise, a block away from a pedestrian thoroughfare called the Third Street Promenade that during the day is filled with shoppers and street performers. The giant cat ended up in the courtyard of a building a few hundred feet from a bluff overlooking the beach, with Santa Monica police officers and California Department of Fish and Game wardens at the scene. "A variety of means were used to try to keep the animal back inside the courtyard area," Santa Monica police spokesman Lieutenant Robert Almada said. "We deployed less-lethal pepper ball, we deployed fire hoses, and the animal continued to charge in (an) attempt to flee out of the courtyard. Regrettably, the animal was euthanized in order to protect public safety." Santa Monica police Lieutenant Calisse


town. If that professor hadn’t recognized her, things might’ve been different, even though she really did hate tending to “dear Kathleen.” That was a job she would not miss. Rory hated being a caretaker almost as much as she hated being manipulated… They say that Agatha Christie was the Grand Dame of Mystery. If that’s true, then author Mary Higgins Clark must be the Marquise, because this book is a royal treat. Admittedly, “The Lost Years” is typical Clark: quietly predictable, and with a twist of



A mountain lion is seen as it is cornered in Santa Monica, California in this photograph released by the Santa Monica Police Department yesterday.

Lindsey said it was the first time she could remember such an incident in her 24 years in the department. The densely populated city is several miles south of the Santa Monica Mountains, an area that is home to many different kinds of wildlife including mountain lions. Madeline Bernstein, president of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, said her organization was "dismayed" with the killing of the mountain lion. "Basically, they agitated and frightened a cornered cat before they killed her," she said.

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