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For decades La Casa de la Raza has been the premiere non-profit servicing Eastside Santa Barbara Latinos, but financial troubles may drive La Casa from its home. Since 1971 La Casa de la Raza, the Cesar Chavez Center, has been dedicated to bringing cultural, educational, and social opportunities to underserved community members. Countless Quinceaneras have been held within its mural-heavy walls, and La Casa has paved the way to citizenship for numerous individuals. But since 2004 the non-profit has not paid any property taxes, which Santa Barbara County says they owe, said Treasurer Harry Hagen. With penalty fines staking up alongside back taxes and interest, Hagen said the organization owes $87,669 total. The county has the option of auctioning the property at 601 East Montecito Street, and may do so before a June 30 2014 deadline. La Casa has been delinquent since 2005 after failing to pay both installments during the 2004-2005 season,

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The County of Santa Barbara says that non-profit Casa de la Raza has not paid itʼs property taxes in 8 years.

Goleta wrestles with control problems BY NICK C. TONKIN

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With a planning department swamped with project applications, the Goleta City Council is grappling with the idea of letting staff, rather than the council itself, start the permitting process.

Hagen said. The county has contacted the organization often since, trying to find a way to avoid selling the property.

“We contact them repeatedly,” Hagen said. “Tax sales stay our last resort.” He See MONEY, page 16

Under a proposal going before the City Council today, the council could grant the planning director the ability to approve requests for General Plan Amendments for projects with “low to moderate” public interest. This could save time and in some

cases applicant money for an overworked planning staff. City Manager Dan Singer said the proposal doesn’t cut the council, other commissions, and the public out of the planning process. Only the first “Initiation” See GOLETA, page 11

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The combination of mainly sunny skies and the offshore flow this morning will bring us a nice boost in temperatures today. Daytime highs this afternoon will bounce back into the 60s across the South Coast, which is where theyĘźll stay right on through the end of the week.

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Getting Warmer 45/70°

AT&T drops T-Mobile bid

AT&T has dropped its controversial $39 billion bid for Deutsche Telekom's U.S. wireless unit, bowing to fierce regulatory opposition and leaving both companies scrambling for alternatives. AT&T will have to find another way to address its shortage of wireless airwaves while Deutsche Telekom has to go back to the drawing board on what to do with T-Mobile USA, the struggling U.S. business it had desperately wanted to shed. The failure of the deal, which was seen as a tough sell from the very start, may call AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson's judgment into question as he was clearly surprised by the strength of regulatory opposition. AT&T, which would have vaulted to first place in the U.S. market if the deal succeeded, was so sure it would win approval that it even promised Deutsche Telekom a record break-up package that will cost it an eye-popping $4 billion this quarter.

Teen gets 21 years in gay killing

A California teen was sentenced to 21 years in jail on Monday for shooting to death a 15-year-old gay middle school classmate who he said made unwanted sexual advances. The sentencing of Brandon McInerney, the result of a plea deal with Ventura County prosecutors, brings to a close an emotionally charged case that previously resulted in a hung jury on a charge of murder and hate crime. McInerney, who was 14 at the time of the shooting in 2008, was sentenced to 21 years in California state prison with not reduction for good behavior or credit for the four years he already served in prison, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said McInerney, now 17, took a gun to his middle school in Oxnard and sat in a computer lab with classmate Larry King before shooting him in the back of the head and then firing at him as he lay on the ground.

Joe Paterno out of the hospital

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was released from the hospital over the weekend after fracturing his pelvis in a fall, a source close to his family said on Monday. Paterno, 84, the winningest coach in major college football, was admitted to an undisclosed Pennsylvania hospital on December 11. He was released from the hospital on Sunday, said a source close to the Paterno family who spoke on condition of anonymity. As he recovered from his pelvis fracture at the hospital, Paterno also received a regimen of radiation and chemotherapy treatments for his previously diagnosed lung cancer, the source said.

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NITY SHOPPE at 1219 State Street helps fulfill peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basic needs which can prevent homelessness and welfare dependency. They serve more than 22,000 people who are referred yearly by more than 300 nonprofit agencies, churches, schools and hospitals. By providing a central distribution facility available to all nonprofits Unity Shoppe helps eliminate duplication and save countless dolJOHN lars. DICKSON I contacted Executive Director Tom Reed and asked him how people can best contribute to Unity Shoppe this Christmas season and beyond. Here is his response: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have approximately 1,000 families scheduled to come through the Unity Shoppe by Christmas Eve! As we purchase new winter clothing (long sleeved, warmer clothing, jackets, etc.) as well as some of the toys that seldom are donated, such as early teen gifts, our desperate need is for food. Most of our food resources have gone away, and the economy has put us in a position of not being able to afford purchasing the food we need. The funds are designated to help us stay open for the first half of the year when donations are notoriously lacking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People can donate food: peanut butter, boxed cereal (family size) chicken noodle soup, canned vegetables (whole corn, peas, carrots), canned tuna, canned fruit, dried Pinto Beans and pasta OR they can donate

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Volunteers Gabriella Briseno (left) and Valeria Aguirre (right) with staff member Consuelo Sierra in the Unity Shoppe food market.

funds for food! With the dollars, Unity can purchase food in bulk making the dollars go much farther; save people the trip and hassle of brining it to Unity; we can send a return tax-deductible donation; plus Unity staff can purchase exactly what is needed at that moment in time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donations are easy online at www.unityshoppe.org. A one-hour Encore Telethon Celebration will be aired on KEYT the weekend of December 24 and 25. There will be phone in pledge capability during those times. The Kids Helping Kids Event this year at the Granada Theater on January 7th has Sarah Barielles performing and

they have already sold 1,000 tickets. It is a wonderful event and looks to sell out.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tom Reed. For more information call (805) 965-4122

CA DARIO PIZZERIA: Reader Daryl tells me that a few doors down from Ca Dario Italian restaurant on Victoria St. a new ABC licence notice has appeared for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ca Dario Pizzeria.â&#x20AC;? I contacted the restaurant and they confirmed the news and will offer more details soon.

ARLINGTON TAVERN: Reader See DICKSON, page 10

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As 2011 comes to a close, I want six years of meetings and negotiato wish Santa Barbara residents a tions – that will revise the zoning joyous and safe holiday season. The ordinance that currently allows for end of each year gives us all the large bulky buildings and luxury opportunity to reflect on the past condos, and instead incentivize twelve months and focus on future smaller units, workforce housing goals, and life at City Hall is no difand rental housing. ferent. As I reflect on my work in local Other significant citywide accomgovernment, I note how the tone plishments in 2011 include: lately on a national level has been • Opening the new airline termifilled with political gridlock and nal – with the final restoration of HELENE standstills. I personally find it very historic terminal building underSCHNEIDER the frustrating when good policy is way. This project created over 300 being trumped by partisan politics, jobs to the local economy; and hope we as a nation can move beyond the • Restoring the historic Carrillo negative rhetoric and towards positive soluRecreational Center, which houses a large tions. number of infant, youth and senior recreationStaying positive in the face of adversity is al programs; not easy. I find that in public office, so long • Adding to our affordable housing invenas people are willing to listen, treat each other tory through the Artisan Court project on E. and their elected positions with respect, Cota Street, which includes apartments and acknowledge various viewpoints and focus on services specifically for youth aging out of policy without making it personal, it’s amazthe foster care system; ing what you can accomplish and find com• Completing a huge countywide Homeless mon ground without compromising your core Count with over 500 volunteers surveying values. This is how I view my role as Mayor and creating a Vulnerability Index to prevent of Santa Barbara, especially when there are further deaths on our streets. Since the VI significant diverse opinions from those on the results came out last May over 90 homeless dais. people are now off the streets countywide; I was pleasantly surprised a number of • Construction of a new seismically safe times this year when the City Council voted bridge at De La Vina and Haley, which also unanimously on some major policy issues. allows for increased flood control and endanThis year there were 7-0 votes for the followgered species protection. Street lighting ing: throughout the West Downtown neighborhood • Expanding the Restorative Policing prois now being added; and gram, including hiring new community serv• New flood control and additional creek ices liaisons and homeless outreach workers restoration with the Army Corps of Engineers that focus on getting homeless people off the at Lower Mission Creek and Cabrillo Blvd. streets towards housing and social services; Of course, we still face a number of chal• Funding up to $75,000 towards the crelenges that cannot be ignored. While the ation of a regional homeless prevention coorlocal economy has improved, our budget is dinator; still in a structural deficit of about $3 million. • Keeping the Rental Housing Mediation There are significant pedestrian safety conTask Force off the chopping block through cerns along in the Milpas corridor that need the end of the fiscal year, thanks in large part to be addressed in the wake of the terrible to the Task Force members who found new tragedy surrounding Sergio Romero's death funding towards this valuable regional servlast October. We need to find funding to ice; increase park maintenance and re-open the • Re-striping Cliff Drive – a CalTrans State city libraries on Mondays. And I acknowlHighway – from four traffic lanes to two trafedge the number of media stories and incific lanes, a left turn lane and two bicycle dents related to our police department that lanes; and perhaps most importantly, need investigation, clarification and commu• Adopting the General Plan Update – after See MAYOR, page 14

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DEAR EDITOR: A 12/14/11 Daily Sound article stated that I was appointed to the Santa Barbara City Planning Commission by a council majority “in an attempt to position her [me] for a council run in 2011.” That is incorrect. In 2009 I was serving on a County commission when some community leaders encouraged me, as a city resident with demonstrated planning experience to apply for the City Planning Commission. These pre-application conversations never included plans to run for elected office. I was pleased at the early support by those I respected and honored to receive the appointment. There were two open seats: one vacated by Bendy White with his election to Council, and one up for appointment previously occupied by Addison Thompson. From a field of applicants, myself and Mike Jordon were selected. The seats are not designated in any manner so for the

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Constitution. Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 makes it possible to arrest and detain indefinitely anyone suspected of association with terrorism, including U.S. citizens! No court order is required, no lawyer, no change and no trial. Whatever happened to the Bill of Rights? Are we really so fearful that we are willing to lose those very rights for which so many have fought and died? There can be no excuse for violating the Constitution, which all our officials are sworn to support and defend. No war can continue indefinitely and we all know that there is no emergency at this time. There is no excuse for violating the Constitution of the United States or the Oath of Office. This terrible Section of the NDAA has passed the Senate and will soon go to the President for his signature. What will you do? Peter Cohen Santa Barbara

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results could be disastrous for everyone. She said that alone makes the cancellation a problem for everyone, not just the Latino population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our concern is that everybody will be at risk if this happens,â&#x20AC;? Uribe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let alone the [loss of] everyday information that will keep the Latino community isolated.â&#x20AC;? The Santa Maria-based Noticias had been running for eight years Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and its website boasts it as the top newscast on the central coast, outdoing some English programming. On December 7thEntravision announced it would shut BYE THE SLICE: While making the 694 phone calls required to assemble a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day (viewable on SantaBarbara.com) I discovered that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pizza By The Sliceâ&#x20AC;? in Paseo Nuevo had a disconnected phone number. I did some research and found out that they closed last summer.

NEW HEAD CHEF AT CASA BLANCA: This just in from Casa Blanca at 330 State St.: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey John, Just wanted to let you know that Adam has recently hired a new Head Chef at Casa Blanca Restaurant to help with overall operations (cuisine and menu). His name is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Onofre Zunigaâ&#x20AC;? and has over 23 years of culinary experience (Mexican Cuisine) in the Santa Barbara area. He was head Chef of Cava in Montecito for 15 years and also spent time cooking at the famous San Ysidro Ranch. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brendanâ&#x20AC;? PANERA BREAD UPDATE: Sources tell me that Panera Bread, coming to the La Cumbre Plaza area, has ramped up construction once again and is in high gear now. FRESH & EASY UPDATE: Sources tell me that Fresh & Easy Market, coming to Milpas St., added a bakery to their plans last week. I am also told that they

down Noticias by the 15th, but later granted it a 15-day extension. Entravision said it still intends to keep locals informed. In a written statement, Entravisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Santa Barbara areageneral manager Gabriel Quiroz said the station would still provide local content through Univisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nationally syndicated news, emergency reports, community calendars, public service announcements, and web content. "KPMR-DT Channel 21 is the Spanish-language leader in the Santa Barbara market, and we remain dedicated to serving our loyal audience,â&#x20AC;? Quiroz said. finally received a building permit 3 weeks ago.

NEW LOCATION: Super Cucas in Isla Vista has moved around the corner to a new location at 6527 Madrid Rd, the former home of Little Asia (and next to Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza). A few months ago I reported that this would be a temporary move while their old home was torn down and rebuilt but I am now told this new home is permanent. Their new phone number is (805) 770-3806.

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phase would go to staff and it wouldn’t apply to projects like Bishop Ranch, which require heavy alterations to the area. “We’re not looking to compromise the fact finding, public input, and decision making process that surrounds changing a General Plan,” Singer said. “That’s still an important, serious process.” But removing council approval also means eliminating a chance for the public to weigh in on a project before the planning process starts. Some believe that the current proposal doesn’t define “low to moderate” public interest well enough to merit changing the plan. “My feeling is any changes in the General Plan require council approval,” City Council member Roger Aceves said. Under Goleta’s current policy, someone applying for a development project must get approval from the city council in order for planning staff to begin all the studies needed for a permit. Singer said the proposal is geared at making the planning process more efficient. The council had directed staff to try to come up with ways to deal with planning’s backlog. Drawing up reports for the council to approve a permitting process He estimates the proposal could shave anywhere from three weeks to two months off the application process depending on the project. While an initiation could be approved without a hearing or public comment, full projects would still need to go through all the other necessary processes such as environmentalreviews, design, public hearings, and would still need final approval by the city council.

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“The path itself isn’t changing, it’s a matter of who gets to open the door,” Singer said. The proposal states that issues that would require zone conversion, such as building homes on agricultural land, would require initial approval from the council and the director could refer any controversial projects back to the council. “There’s no incentive that staff has to support an action that we think is going to be controversial,” Singer said. Most of Goleta’s most recent high profile projects such as Bishop Ranch, Target, and the Bacara Resort would still have gone to the city council. Smaller projects, such as the Living Room, Montecito Bank & Trust building, and Jordano’s Warehouse master plan, wouldn’t have needed initial approval. Singer acknowledged there’s no hard definition for what constitutes “controversy”. He said staff would have to evaluate each case with the “smell test”. But Aceves feels that standard would flunk its own test. He believes the proposal doesn’t define “controversy” well. He said under the new proposal, the staff could conduct weeks of analysis and studies, only to find in the first hearing thatneither the public nor the council wants any part in it. “Why have we wasted all this time, all of the money, because the council didn’t have any interest in changing the General Plan?” Aceves said. Aceves noted that staff have been working hard to deal with their backlog and many of their efforts to improve efficiency have been good, but dropping initial council approval isn’t something he’s prepared to compromise on. “This is asking way too much,” Aceves said.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DATE CLUB SANTA BARBARA, PURE ‘FUN’, DINNER FOR EIGHT/ SANTA BARBARA, PURE BUSINESS, ESSENTIAL CONNECTION 2353 E. Valley Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108, County of Santa Barbara; Patty Dedominic(SAME), Dawn Thorpe(862 Via Granada Santa Barbara, CA 93103) This business is conducted by Copartners(Signed:) Dawn Thorpe This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on DEC 12, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 20110003595. PUBLISHED DEC 20, 27, 2011, JAN 03, 10 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:ASSOCIATED INVESTMENTS L.P.1111 Via Chaparral Santa Barbara, CA 93101, County of Santa Barbara; John Michael Knox(SAME), This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership(Signed:) John Michael Knox This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on DEC 06, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2011-0003541. PUBLISHED DEC13, 20, 27, 2011, JAN 03, 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:SANTA BARBARA PRECIOUS METALS BUYERS OF GOLD SILVER PLATINUM, SANTA BARBARA PRECIOUS METALS BUYING GOLD SILVER PLATINUM, SANTA BARBARA PRECIOUS METALS WE BUY GOLD SILVER PLATINUM, SANTA BARBARA REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE, SEAMS TO B 1727 State St. #1 & 3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Barbara; Geoffrey Quaglino(1335 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101), This business is conducted by an Individual(Signed:) Geoffrey Quaglino This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on NOV 22, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 20110003427. PUBLISHED NOV 29, DEC 06, 13, 20 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:H SQUARED ENVIRONMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES 915 Vista Verde Way Bakersfield, CA 93409, County of Kern; H Squared Holdings, Inc(SAME), This business is conducted by a Corporation(Signed:) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on NOV 17, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Janet Hansen. FBN Number: 2011-0003391. PUBLISHED NOV 29, DEC 06, 13, 20 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as:JMR ENTERPRISES1631 San Andreas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Barbara; Jeremy Michael Runnels(SAME), This business is conducted by an Individual(Signed:) Jeremy Runnels This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on NOV 21, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2011-0003424. PUBLISHED NOV 29, DEC 06, 13, 20 2011

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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. 5128

DUE DATE & TIME: January 11, 2012 UNTIL 3:00P.M. CCTV Pipeline to Televise Storm Drains

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 C42 Sanitation System Contractor’s license or a C36 Plumbing License 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. In addition, a C31, C34, or Class A contractor license is required by the City’s Public Works Department for traffic control permitting. The successful bidder may contract with a 3rd party that possesses a C31, C34, or Class A license. The City of Santa Barbara requires all operators conducting CCTV inspection to be NASSCO Certified. The company bidding on this must possess the above mentioned certification and be otherwise deemed qualified to perform the work specified herein. Bids submitted using the certification 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. _____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager

Santa Barbara Foundation(SAME), This business is conducted by a Corporation(Signed:) Ronald Gall This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on NOV 15, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2011-0003360. PUBLISHED NOV 29, DEC 06, 13, 20 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MARCONTI at 925 W Sola St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 County of Santa Barbara; Marconti(3463 State St. #310 Santa Barbara, CA 93105), This business is conducted by a Corporation(Signed:) Michelle Arcanti This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on NOV 08, 2011. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) Janet Hansen. FBN Number: 20110003273. PUBLISHED NOV 29, DEC 06, 13, 20 2011

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DUI crackdown nets 29 arrests Authorities arrested 29 people on suspicion of drunken driving, during the first weekend of the‘AVOID the 12’ 17day winter mobilization period in Santa Barbara County, which began on Friday, Dec. 16. Police made 36 DUI arrests for the same first weekend of the winter mobilization period in 2010.

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Maria and Santa Barbara cities. There was also a Task Force detail in the City of Santa Maria and saturation patrols throughout the county. A warrant sweep and court sting will be conducted this week to locate people that have outstanding DUI warrants and are driving on a suspended license. — Staff Report

The “Chips for Kids” Toy Drive will continue today with an event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of Kmart in Goleta. Last year, the Chips for Kids Toy Drive collected and distributed thou-

sands of toys to less fortunate children and families throughout the region. Kmart is located at 6585 Hollister Avenue. People are encouraged to donate unwrapped toys, which will go directly

to deserving children in our local Santa Barbara communities. CHP mascot “Chipper” will be in attendance to greet the kids and hand out CHP coloring books and candy canes. — Staff Report

DANDONG, China/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — North Korea was in seclusion on Tuesday, a day after it announced the death of its leader Kim Jong-il, as concern mounted over what would happen next in the deeply secretive nation that is trying to build a nuclear arsenal. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged North Korea to follow a “path of peace,” diplomats and commentators were struggling to understand what would happen as it transitions from the

17-year iron rule of Kim Jong-il, 69 years old when he died, to that of his untested son, in his late 20s. New ruler Kim Jong-un paid respects to his father who lay in state in the capital of Pyongyang ahead of a December 28 funeral after North Korean media reported he had died on Saturday. “Kim Jong Un ... together with senior officials of the party, state and armed forces organs, visited the bier of Kim Jong-il to express deep condolences with

the bitterest grief,” North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday. North Korean media lauded Kim Jong-il as the “Great Father of the People” and reported that he had made several public appearances in the past week. Pyongyang has said foreign officials will not be invited to the funeral. Jong-un, the youngest son and successor to the ruling dynasty started by his grandfather, was described as the “eternally immovable mental mainstay of the Korean people” by KCNA.

medicine can sometimes help animals (and vice versa), and that dogs are sometimes woman’s best friend, too. And they know that, when it comes to animal babies, sometimes holding a human one of your own is the sweetest thing ever. Speaking of sweet, yep, that word pretty much sums up this book. “All My Patients Kick and Bite” is one of those memoirs that you can read fast, but you won’t want to. It’s the kind of book that pet owners will soak up because author and veterinarian Jeff

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updates from the Police Chief to the City Council will both shed light where we can and give our residents important information about much of the excellent work that does occur within the department for our public safety. Finally, I want to congratulate Councilmembers Francisco and Rowse on their re-election this year, welcome Councilmember-elect Cathy Murillo to City Hall and thank and acknowledge Councilmember Michael Self’s service to the City of Santa Barbara.

Councilmember Self‘s work and commitment to the City of Santa Barbara was sincere and genuine, and I appreciated our positive working relationship whether we agreed on a particular policy or not. Please join me on January 10, 2012 at 2pm for the installation of Council members at City Hall; a day that will start a new year where we can set our vision and move forward on the policies and values we all hold dear. Happy Holidays.


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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Let your heart dictate what you should do. A serious commitment can be made. Don't hesitate to say what's on your mind or to discuss the possibilities the new year holds. Simplicity and moderation will be key to your success. 5 stars

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said non-profits, business, and individuals go delinquent for “a lot” of reasons and it is not at all uncommon. Tax sales on the other hand are something rare. The county has not had one in about a decade, Hagen said. The organization could have chosen to set up a payment plan during a five-year redemption period. La Casa would have been required to pay all subsequent installments in full, and 20 percent of what they owed a year. Now that that period is up, the only option La Casa has is to come up with the full sum, said Hagen, or the county may sell. He said he heard that the organization is looking into the accuracy of what they owe, which could perhaps adjust based on their tax exception status. La Casa de la Raza is holding comment pending a press conference this morning. Though the county has had the option of selling the property since last year, Hagen said

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it is possible it may wait until the last minute. Auctions are complicated and require a lot of work both from the county and the organization, he said. “To do a public auction a lot of due diligence is required,” said Hagen. “From our standpoint that really is the last resort - our job is to collect taxes, not sell property.” La Casa has the option of paying the money up until 5 p.m. the night before the auction. The county has seen an increase in properties moving into the tax sale phase in recent years, said Hagen. Though a simultaneous decrease in delinquents prevents any definitive conclusion, the county has seen some signs of the recession. “These are unprecedented economic times,” Hagen said. One other non-profit in the county was in the same position as Casa de la Raza a few months ago, Hagen said, but it was able to resolve the issue. Having two non-profits near the point of auction in the same year is significant, he said.

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