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MAR. 26-APR. 2, 2020

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FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . . 25 The Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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CORONAVIRUS C O N T I N U E S Santa Barbara County’s Response Widens in Week Two of COVID-19 Outbreak

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health-care providers are ready for the “surge” of new cases that will — not might — hit us any day now. Hospitals are accepting handmade sewn masks due to the shortage, and doctors are prepared to build treatment rooms in outdoor tents with beds, even committing to using empty hotel rooms if worse comes to worst. As the medical unknowns abound, the community is already taking steps to address the economic side of the crisis. Both the County and the City of Santa Barbara issued eviction moratoriums Tuesday, protecting all of those who lost their income source at the hands of the life-altering virus. Many of Santa Barbara’s hundreds of nonprofits have stepped in to help, like Showers of Blessing helping the homeless get showers, the Foodbank delivering free meals to the elderly, and 805 Undocufund helping undocumented immigrants receive benefits while out of work. On the federal level, after days of squabbling, the Trump administration and Senate reached a deal Wednesday on a nearly $2 trillion rescue package for Americans economically scathed by COVID-19. If the package passes Congress, it will include $1,200 per taxpayer in individual payments and $500 extra per child for those who make less than $75,000 a year. Read on for how our government, health, and nonprofit leaders are preparing for the tidal wave of new cases and economic downturn that will hit the county in week —Delaney Smith two of Santa Barbara’s lockdown.

What Does Gov. Newsom’s Order Really Mean? by Delaney Smith hough State Street is largely empty this week,

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groups of young people can still be found clustered on Santa Barbara’s beaches, seemingly unaware of the global pandemic infecting their community.

Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions About Sheltering in Place

Most Santa Barbarans, however, are painfully informed about the planet’s current health crisis — overwhelmed by news about it, losing jobs because of it, and for parents, turning into full-time home-school teachers during it. Still many are still confused about Governor Newsom’s executive order to shelter in place. What does it really mean?

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Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What is considered an essential business and who are its workers? Pot dispen-

saries, farmers’ markets, liquor stores that sell food, laundromats, and any restaurant delivering food and alcoholic beverages are all considered essential during the shelter-in-place order. Din- Parts of downtown (above) and the popular Funk Zone neighborhood (below left) looked like ing in restaurants, drinking in bars, ghost towns following Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. and hanging out in theaters, clubs, or music venues is illegal. Of course, grocery stores, pharma- running in town, fare free, with the exception of some cies, hospitals, and other critical government functions are lines. Other forms of transportation such as taxis, Uber, and considered essential, too. The full list is broken down at Lyft are also considered essential services so long as riders covid19.ca.gov. practice social distancing and are using the rides to obtain If your work is not on the 14-page document, it isn’t essential services. essential and you must stay home.

So if my work isn’t considered essential, can I leave my house?

Fresh air and Santa Barbara sunshine aren’t illegal. In fact, going outside for a walk or to exercise is almost essential for maintaining good mental health. Just be sure to keep six feet between yourself and others — the minimum amount for social distancing. And of course, you can always leave the house to get food, medications, or health care. If you are leaving the house to run one of these essential errands, keep social distancing in mind. If you don’t own a car and can’t walk, MTD is considered an essential service and is still

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Can I get arrested if I ignore the order and go out anyway? Technically, yes. Realistically, no. Because it’s an order — not a recommendation — it is enforceable with a misdemeanor or fine. But at least for those under the order in Santa Barbara, that shouldn’t be a problem. “Although this Public Health Order can be enforced through citations or arrests if violated, we are encouraging our personnel to educate the public and exercise discretion in obtaining voluntary compliance,” wrote Sheriff Bill Brown in a statement also signed by the county’s other nine law enforcement chiefs. “Make no mistake, however, in understanding that we will be steadfast and diligent in seeking out and bringing to justice criminal offenders who attempt to take advantage of this situation.” Don’t be that person. Practice social distancing, adhere n to the order, and help flatten the curve.

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rom storms and floods to raging wildfires and fatal debris flows, Santa Barbara is no stranger to disasters and emergency preparedness. But the COVID-19 pandemic is a new kind of disaster. This is the second week that the health crisis is requiring all Californians to stay at home, and there’s no end yet in sight. All schools are closed and, unless you’re a part of the “essential” workforce, you’re not supposed to leave home, except to buy food, pick up medicine, or exercise outdoors at For up-to-date COVID-19 least six feet away from information and statistics, visit others. Thousands more people are now unemployed in Santa Barbara County alone, with thousands more likely to come, and collective anxiety continues to build, with no known release date from our statewide house arrest. As of press time, there are 24 positive cases in Santa Barbara County, four of whom are fully recovered and 19 recovering at home. The remaining patient is hospitalized. Dr. Henning Ansorg, the county health officer, said our region’s hospitals and


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‘Invisible Backbone’

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months, landlords throughout Santa Barbara County will not be allowed to evict tenants who could not pay their rent because the coronavirus knocked the economic legs out from underneath them. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Barbara City Council both passed separate proposals on Tuesday, March 24. Although there was considerable County Supervisors Gregg Hart (above) and Das Williams put debate over the implications, forward an eviction moratorium at the county level. both elected bodies voted objections to the proposal. Their concerns unanimously to approve the eviction moratorium. Tenants cannot be could be heard via a squawk box perched evicted, they agreed, since California’s on the council dais. Governor Gavin Newsom ordered most Property owners — both “mom-andof California’s 40 million residents to stay pop” residential landlords and mega comhome for the foreseeable future — many mercial owners — said they were unfairly incurring devastating economic costs. being forced to assume the burden of The City Council ordinance was more what’s quickly becoming an economic detailed. City tenants must provide docu- catastrophe. Jim Knell of Sima Managementation, for example, demonstrating ment — one of the major downtown property owners — said he still has to pay mortgages. If he doesn’t, he explained, Supes and Council the banks will come after him and his Adopt Moratorium credit rating will drop. “How do you protect me from that?” he demanded. So Tenants Can Another Sima representative argued Shelter in Place that behemoth tenants such as Apple and Amazon should not enjoy the same protections designed to shield vulnerable that their failure to pay rent is due to the individuals and small businesses. A reprevirus. Did they lose their job or experience sentative from Sierra Management, which a significant loss of earning power because has 1,200 rental units, argued that propof COVID-19? They must also give land- erty managers have all kinds of expenses lords 20 days’ notice that they would not not having to do with profit or bank notes: be paying their rent. plumbers, landscapers, painters, accounThat’s the sweet version of what hap- tants. Without rental revenues, they’ll all pened. The reality, of course, promises to be be out of work, she predicted. Others took neither. The discussion in front of the City a more combative tone, predicting some Council, at times heated, centered on what tenants would take unfair advantage. “If the rules the council should adopt to ensure city tells people they can loot without any landlords would be paid back in a timely consequences,” said one landlord, “then fashion. The initial proposal required ten- they’re going to do so.” While councilmembers had differants to pay their landlords back over a sixmonth period after the expiration of the ing opinions about what the long-term rent moratorium on May 31. That would unintended consequences might be, they amount to a 30 percent rent increase. remained focused on the right-here, rightMost councilmembers agreed that would now threat of economic ruin the pandemic pose an economic burden few tenants — is wreaking. Some, like Meagan Harmon, whether residential or commercial — could challenged landlords to negotiate equitable shoulder. deals with their tenants during the twoBoth elected bodies practiced social month moratorium. If they did not, she distancing throughout their deliberations stated, she and her fellow councilmembers and no members of the public were pres- would be watching. Some councilmembers ent, though they could comment remotely. thought Governor Newsom had enacted Only three supervisors showed up in per- emergency mortgage relief as well, to proson for the board meeting, so they could sit tect landlords from renters not making farther apart. Although all seven city coun- their monthly payments on time. City cilmembers showed up in the flesh, two Attorney Ariel Calonne strongly disagreed. — Alejandra Gutierrez and Michael Jor- Having read Newsom’s executive orders dan — sat off the dais at tables facing their “more than 100 times,” Calonne opined, “I council colleagues. Twenty people showed think it’s intended to offer relief, but I don’t up telephonically, and most of them voiced think it does.” n

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by Tyler Hayden n normal times, more than 25,000

undocumented workers toil away behind the scenes every day to make Santa Barbara County’s service economy run. Now, due to the coronavirus lockdown, many hotel housekeepers, restaurant dishwashers, and others — sometimes referred to as the “invisible backbone” of our region’s labor force — are out of a job. But unlike their citizen counterparts, they’re not eligible for unemployment insurance, even though their paychecks contribute to the same state unemployment fund. “These workers tend to be the lowest paid and the least likely to be tipped, and they’re subsidizing everyone else’s unemployment,” explained Lucas Zucker, an organizer with CAUSE, the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy. “There’s no real prospect of relief through our current systems. If you’re undocumented, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.” At some point soon, perhaps between this crisis and the next, the government needs to enact some significant policy change on the issue, Zucker emphasized. Specifically at the state level. “We shouldn’t hold our breath for the federal government.” Farmworkers are one of the few groups that have been spared this time around, Zucker added. Like grocery store employees, they fall in the essential category. But with schools closed, childcare is a major problem for many of them. “If you’re a farmworker, you don’t have the money to hire a babysitter or nanny,” Zucker said. “The only thing you can afford is group childcare, but that’s all shut down.” Then there are the self-

employed, such as domestic workers, who face serious financial uncertainty as long as shelter-at-home and socialdistancing orders are in place. To help fill in some of these gaps, CAUSE has relaunched 805 Undocufund (805undocufund.org), a collective effort among Ventura and Santa Barbara organizations to assist people excluded from government safety-net programs. Formed after the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, the fund distributed over

Undocumented Workers Don’t Qualify for Government Safety-Net Programs

$2.3 million in aid to thousands of families, providing 425 volunteers and setting up 39 health clinics, as well. Meanwhile, the National Domestic Worker Alliance (domesticworkers.org) has created the Coronavirus Care Fund to support workers across the country. A host of other Santa Barbara groups, including El Centro, the Fund for Santa Barbara, Future Leaders of America, La Casa de la Raza, and Santa Barbara County Promotores Network, also cosigned a letter to regional government leaders asking for their help. “Disasters lay bare the inequities already existing in our society,” the letter reads. “We urge you to maintain this consideration throughout your response to the challenges before us and to stay attuned to the needs of those who have less and hurt more.” n

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in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first thing Michael Baker worried about was food insecurity for the 3,500 members of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, which he runs. “Food insecurity — it’s a very big deal,” he said. Accordingly, he instructed all the club directors to work with the school district and the Foodbank to make sure free meals would still be provided at club locations. This Monday, 170 free brown-bag lunches were passed out at the Westside club by Bohnett Park. Ninety-seven percent of public-school students in that neighborhood, Baker noted, qualify for free or reduced-rate meals. At 10:15 Monday morning, March 23, a INDEPENDENT.COM

long line of people were already waiting outside the Lompoc club, even though the lunch program didn’t open until 1 in the afternoon. “This is not good,” Baker said. “I see it in the parents’ eyes. I see the look. It’s just despair.” The sudden violence of the pandemic is hard to comprehend. For about 10 years, Baker noted, the economy hummed along; the cost of living was undoubtedly high, but unemployment was low. “In just eight days, everything changed,” he said. “Just eight days.” Because so many people found themselves suddenly unemployed, many kids have at least one parent at home with whom they can shelter in place. “That’s not good news,” he said. “But it’s something.”

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I am a 68-year-old Santa Barbara resident. In the middle of last week, I started experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. I have a deep cough, fatigue, and a fever between 100 and 102. I called my doctor, and he said I should get tested for COVID based on my symptoms and being in contact with a high-risk person (my 94-year-old mother) the week prior (before we understood how serious this is). A COVID-19 screening nurse from the hospital called with a questionnaire. She ran through my symptoms—check, check, check—but when she got to the final three questions (if I had traveled to China, South Korea, or Italy in the last two weeks; if I had any underlying health issue; or if I had been in contact with a positive case), I answered no. The nurse said I scored 4 out of 5 on the questionnaire so was not eligible for testing. The doctors and nurses have been very helpful, but I don’t understand the questionnaire. Unless you answer yes to one of the last three questions, you won’t be tested. But because there has been so little testing, how is a person supposed to know if they have been in contact with a positive case? I might be infected and I might have given n it to my mother. It’s very scary.


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displaced are conjectural, but they easily exceed 300. Ralph has long argued that people who can clean themselves are more likely to take care of themselves. Throw in clean underpants — bamboo boxers from China and white cotton socks — and they’re further down the road to recovery. That this has become a matter of life and death is now only a slight exaggeration. People without housing are more prone to infections such as the coronavirus. They are also more likely to spread it. How can people without shelter follow Governor Gavin Newsom’s order to shelter in place? A recent Santa Barbara report shows that the number of homeless people living on the streets and in their vehicles has grown by 150 since last year — and the number who reported being chronically homeless increased 45 percent. These people, many of whom suffer from addiction and mentalhealth problems, are far more susceptible to infections while living on the streets. Worse is that the virus arrived with the cold winter rains, creating an urgent demand on the limited shelter space. Social distancing — keeping a six-foot distance between individuals — has not been possible in most shelters. Though many maintain the traditional three-foot separation between cots, they now arrange it so one person’s head lines up against the next person’s feet. This is as close as shelters can get to a six-foot degree of separation. “The shelter-in-place model is going to really reduce our capacity,” said Rolf Geyling of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, which runs a 200-bed facility. About 120 individuals use the overnight shelter, but 70 are enrolled in its drug and alcohol recovery programs which, according to Geyling, are tough to run when people can’t meet. To date, at least one homeless person


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Connect virtually with a Cottage clinician people can follow the same handwashing regime as everyone else. About 120 car dwellers are currently enrolled in the Safe Parking program run by New Beginnings, with 100 more on the waiting list. New Beginnings currently provides parking spaces in 24 parking lots scattered throughout the South Coast. Typically, these lots have porta-potties available, but only during the night hours. With the closure of the South Coast’s gyms; the downtown public library where 70 homeless people go each day; and the Virgil Cordano Center, which has had about 30 daily visitors, a lot of people have suddenly found themselves with no place to go or to shower during the day. Around City Hall, the crisis has again raised the question: Should the city provide porta-potties for those living on the streets, or should city restrooms in parks be kept open at night? The city has told homeless advocates that it would cost City Hall $1,200 a day. And that doesn’t mean, city officials insist, that homeless people will use them. Fecal deposits found between two parked cars in city parking lots have become so common that maintenance workers have given it a name: “Code Brown.” Either way, restrooms in city parks have taken such

has reportedly received the COVID-19 test. He was temporarily quarantined in a private motel and was reportedly found to have tested negative. Had he tested positive, health authorities would have continued the quarantine. County public health authorities will not confirm or refute such reports, citing confidentiality requirements. During the crisis, Governor Newsom empowered county governments to impound hotel and motel rooms. Kimberlee Albers, of the county’s Housing and Community Development Division, said the county is negotiating to secure a “block” of motel rooms but declined to say how many rooms or motels were involved, though she did say that some hotel owners had Scrambling to Address approached the county. Homeless Needs During A handful of medical beds Time of Virus have long been set aside at the PATH shelter on Santa Barbara’s Eastside, but it doesn’t have the space necessary to isolate a guest who has tested positive beating at the hands of some homeless indifor COVID-19 or is presenting such symp- viduals that security guards might well be toms. The only way to create that space is required. at the expense of shelter bed space. United For Jeff Shaffer, Barbara Andersen, and Way and the Santa Barbara Foundation are Rich Sander with S.B. ACT, a faith-based seeking to help fill the void, but solutions are nonprofit working to get homeless people tough to find. into transitional and permanent housing Santa Barbara County health officials with the services necessary to keep them have a task force dealing with these chal- there, these are dark times. Shaffer said he lenges in the time of coronavirus. This past had to show up for the last public meals weekend, a new emergency shelter opened program in Alameda Park on Thursday in North County on the campus of Santa while wearing gloves and keeping a safe Maria High School. Others are proposed for distance. The instantaneous evaporation Lompoc and Santa Barbara, but the details of resources upon which homeless people remain sketchy. Shelter operators say it’s have long relied, he said, was dramatic obvious that isolation facilities are needed enough. “But the loss of the human confor homeless people displaying symptoms to nection, the sense of dignity,” he added, was stop contaminating other shelter residents. equally damaging. Complicating matters, the Freedom Shaffer, who has worked on homeless Warming centers — pop-up emergency issues for 20 years, reflected, “People on shelters that open in bad weather — have the streets are resilient. They figure things shut down at the recommendation of county out. They have survival skills.” But things health officials because they couldn’t meet have gotten so grim that he’s changing one the social isolation requirements. of his fundamental practices. “This is the In the meantime, health officials have first time I have ever said this, but if you see contracted with MarBorg to install 20 chest- someone, go ahead and given them money. high, concert-grade handwashing stations I’d never say that before. But we’re living in throughout the county so that homeless a very different time.” n

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250 state cannabis licenses in unincorporated areas, beginning later this year. The state tracks the bar codes that are embedded in cannabis plants and products, following the crop throughout the commercial supply chain. Access to this database, Melekian said, will allow an auditing firm contracted by the county to check whether a grower’s self-reported tax revenues line up with the number of his plants. A mismatch, he said, could indicate that the grower is selling on the black market in California or diverting cannabis illegally to other states. Monterey and Yolo counties also will participate in the pilot program. In the future, the state is expected to expand local access to Track-and-Trace data throughout California. Tax rates for cannabis in Santa Barbara County are as follows: one percent of gross revenues for nurseries and distributors, 3 percent for manufacturers, 4 percent for growers, and 6 percent for retailers and microbusinesses. Melekian reported that from July 1 to December 31 — the first six months of the current fiscal year—Santa Barbara County collected $4.8 million in tax revenues from cannabis. That’s a 50 percent increase over the first six months of fiscal year 2018-2019, when the county collected only $3.2 million. “People are doing a more accurate job of reporting, and there is more growth and more sales,” Melekian said. “The first two quarters of fiscal year 2018-2019, everybody was just getting their feet under them. County tax collection is more efficient now.” Forty-eight cannabis operators reported zero gross receipts and paid no taxes during

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About 4,500 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Cuyama River above Twitchell Reservoir, the main source of water for Santa Maria, after a tanker truck rumbled off State Route 166 and tumbled down a riverbank the morning of March 21. A containment boom and earth dams constructed 2.1 miles downstream prevented the oil from reaching the reservoir. Cleanup work continues. The driver was uninjured in the solo vehicle accident.

TRACKING AND TRACING: The county has put growers on notice that it will withdraw its “letter of authorization” for cannabis state business licenses if they fail to pay county taxes, said Barney Melekian (above), assistant county executive officer.

by Melinda Burns ome cannabis operators in Santa Barbara County still don’t pay taxes, but there are signs that the county is closing in on them. Of 106 licensed cannabis growers and processors in county unincorporated areas, 15 failed to report their gross revenues from October 1 to December 31, according to a recent update for the county Board of Supervisors. That’s down from 22 tax scofflaws in the previous quarter. The county has put growers on notice that it will withdraw its “letter of authorization” for cannabis state business licenses if they fail to pay county taxes, said Barney Melekian, assistant county executive officer. “The word went out that we were paying attention to that,” he said, adding that one grower was forced to surrender his state license and shut down last month; two other growers promptly paid up, and a fourth has been summoned to a county administrative hearing. With 1,164 active state licenses for cannabis, Santa Barbara County is second in California only to Humboldt County in its embrace of the lucrative crop. The rapid influx of industrialscale “grows” into the scenic Santa Ynez and Carpinteria valleys in recent years has produced an outcry for better enforcement and stricter regulations. On Tuesday, the board authorized Melekian’s office to draw up a memorandum of understanding with the state Department of Food and Agriculture for use of its “Trackand-Trace” database for 60 days. As part of this pilot program, the county will investigate

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the most recent quarter, from October 1 to December 31, 2019—but that’s likely because outdoor grows were dormant and some nurseries had no sales, Melekian said. Here, too, he said, the state Track-and-Trace data will help the county determine whether growers are telling the truth. Meanwhile, raids on illegal cannabis operations slowed dramatically from October 1 to December 31, partly because of the scope and complexity of ongoing investigations, Melekian said. The county Sheriff ’s Office confiscated and destroyed only 100 marijuana plants and 74 pounds of dried marijuana worth $79,000. During fiscal year 2018-2019, county records show, the department confiscated 985,000 plants and 65,000 pounds of dried marijuana valued at $288 million in all. By comparison, licensed growers reported only $169 million in gross revenues to the county that year. Every cannabis grower must obtain state and county business licenses; every landowner must obtain a county zoning permit. To date, records show, the county has issued permits for cultivation on 221 acres in inland areas and 22 acres in coastal areas. Last year, responding to a barrage of citizen complaints about the pungent skunklike smell from cannabis, the county set caps of 1,575 acres and 186 acres of cultivation in inland and coastal areas, respectively. A total of 156 permit applications are pending in various stages of county review. They would cover more than 2,000 acres— hundreds more than what is allowed under the county caps. n

Electrical wires owned by Southern California Edison, high winds, and tree branches started the Holiday Fire 14 months ago, investigators reported on 3/20. The fire, which broke out on July 6, 2018, at around 8:30 p.m., was spurred by 30 mph sundowners and a heat that eerily rose as night fell. It destroyed 10 homes and 13 other structures, damaged three homes, and forced the evacuation of much of the Goleta foothills, as well as a wildlife rescue, as it burned across 113 acres. The Rincon Bluffs Preserve, a scenic oceanfront property zoned for a destination resort at the eastern edge of Carpinteria, is slated to be transferred this week to the city and managed forever as public open space. The city is expected to close escrow on 3/37 on the 22-acre preserve at the junction of Carpinteria Avenue and Highway 150, purchasing it for $945,000 from the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. On 3/24, the county Board of Supervisors approved the final $145,000 for the purchase, using oil and gas project monies. The state Coastal Conservancy and Natural Resources Agency contributed the remaining $800,000.

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A man was seriously injured in Solvang after being assaulted on the 400 block of Fifth Street on 3/21. Elias Murcia-Aplicano (pictured), 25, of Solvang was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm. The victim was taken to the hospital at around 10:11 p.m., and Sheriff’s Office deputies canvassed the area for witnesses. Tips on this assault can called in to (805) 686-5000. The suspect was booked into the main jail on $30,000 bail. n

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Dog Handlers of the Apocalypse

GRAZED AND CONFUSED: For the time being, I’m blaming the sheep. It must have

been their fault. Not mine. I mention this in response to a confab of assorted Big Wigs and the county’s public health officer, Dr. Henning Ansorg, who convened earlier this week. The Big Wigs —elected officials from all over the county map—were decidedly not happy. The antiCOVID-19 lockdown was not working. They had wanted to see tumbleweeds skittering down the streets of Santa Barbara County’s most cosmopolitan of metropolises. I get their point. Despite strict instructions that everyone place themselves on house arrest, clusters of citizens were out and about all weekend. Maybe no one was frolicking,

but we were quietly reveling in one of those whiplash-inducing collisions of light and air that make Santa Barbara’s property values so excruciatingly spectacular. For the briefest of seconds, we could not hear the Four Horsemen of the Apocalyptus. The Fat Lady was not singing. And then, of course, there were the sheep. Grazing happily on top of the hills overlooking Las Positas — now Elings — Park were about 200 sheep, imported from the high-plains tundra of the Cuyama Valley, fattening up on the grasslands of a former city dump. One day, those sheep will be served on a plate with baby carrots swimming in a fjord of truffle oil. (See, I can write foodie.)

But for the time being, these sheep, baby and otherwise, were rewriting world record books in terms of contented cuteness. Certainly, the hilltop views of the mountains and the sea —sublimely ridiculous in their own right— didn’t hurt either. Ansorg, not yet a year into his gig as the county’s Top Cop for public health, clearly had no chance. But the Big Wigs wanted action. They wanted chests thumped,

tables pounded, and messages delivered

with absolute and unequivocal clarity. But that is not Ansorg, a soulful, intelligent doctor endowed with an abundance of reticence and streaks of sly humor. Where the Big Wigs wanted black-and-white, Ansorg projects gray. Where the Big Wigs want faster-hardermore-now, Ansorg projects nuance and caution. In public forums, Ansorg appears to measure his words as if they were as scarce as COVID-19 test kits.

It’s more than that. Earlier last week, Ansorg recommended all bars and restaurants be shut down. Shortly thereafter, the Santa Barbara City Council mandated that bars and restaurants—along with a host of other enterprises — be closed. Later last week, Ansorg ordered everyone 75 and older to shelter in place in their homes. Less than an hour later, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered everyone in the state—except for those engaged in essential functions such as news reporting and running pot shops —to shelter in place. Muckety-mucks at City

College still grumble that they would have

pulled the plug sooner on classes if not for how long Ansorg made them wait. Personally, I appreciate Ansorg’s candor. At the many public presentations intended to inform and reassure the public, one doctor wearing a white lab coat can be counted on to wax rhapsodic about all the COVID-19 test kits soon to arrive, while Ansorg consistently talks about how serious the acute shortage of equipment actually is. Reality is always a mixed message. Why should we expect otherwise? The real problem, I think, has been the lack of clear information. Initially, reporters beat their heads against the wall trying to get reliable information about how many

tests have been administered to Santa Barbara residents. It took a little more than a

week to get that straightened out. As it did to determine the exact the number of ventilators available in the county, a fact seemingly essential for any meaningful surge planning. After asking the same question past the point of obnoxiousness, I was notified last week that the county didn’t track that info. I couldn’t believe it. Later that day — when Assemblymember Monique Limón asked the same question at a virtual town hall forum—we heard the number was 32 with another 18 soon to be arriving. But how many hospital beds would we need? How serious is the shortage of protective gear? Naturally, there’s no metric

available for either. Again, I get it. However much we have, we know it won’t be nearly enough. Even when we get more—which we no doubt will—it still won’t be close. But I like crisp metrics and tidy projections. They give me the illusion that someone knows what they’re doing. In such times, such illusions are necessary. No one really knows. We’re all just figuring it out. But the Big Wigs are getting restless. They want more information released about the 24 (as of this writing) people in the county who tested positive. Right now, Ansorg’s

office is releasing only the most general data — the age bracket and whether they hail from North or South County. Whether any are medical professionals or county jail inmates —as has been widely rumored by seemingly credible sources — we will not be told out of deference to patient privacy. Likewise for more specific info as to where they reside. Ansorg’s information policy is in line with Kern and San Bernardino counties, among the most withholding in the state. This has the Big Wigs bugged. Cops aren’t going

to enforce against social distancing violators. Neither is the sheriff. If the public knows

what cities our positives come from, the Big Wigs think, other residents living there will be scared into complying more with the governor’s order to shelter in place. Therein lies our challenge. What do they think we are, sheep?

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hank you to Santa Barbara County’s public health officer, Dr. Henning Ansorg, for his statements regarding every citizen’s responsibility to respect the directive to maintain social distancing. We have an opportunity now to make a difference in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If we wait until it is even more obvious to act, it will be too late. As a retired nurse, I know that some of the real heroes in this war are the medical personnel we will depend on if we get sick. We cannot let our irresponsible use of personal freedoms put them and our entire health system at risk of breakdown and collapse. I hope that our county government will monitor and enforce social distancing, including closing down everything but essential services. Please do this. Please do this now. I would implore every one of us to stay home, wash your hands, and get on board with this fight. We need to watch out for our neighbors, stay informed, and support each other as best we can.

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have heard that dogs are being left at our local animal shelters as their owners believe that humans can get the coronavirus COVID-19 from their dog. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no evidence that any animal other than the human variety can have this virus. Obviously, if the CDC has its facts right, these poor dogs are being relinquished for no reason. I dread to think of the suffering to both the dogs and to the children that have no choice but to lose their pet. —Hazel Mortensen, Solvang

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he best way to practice social distancing is to stay away from big groups of people. At the same time, if you need to greet or wish someone well, the best way is through the time-tested Himalayan folded-hands greeting. The people across the Himalayan regions even now greet each other through folded hands rather than through

handshake, thereby vastly reducing the chances of viral infection via hand touch. Here is the meaning of folded hand greetings: Two thumbs represent wisdom and methods. Our 10 fingers represent the community of people from 10 directions. Folding of both the hands represent the unity of the people. The final the shape of the folded hand represents the wish-fulfilling gem and liberation from the suffering. Not only is this a scientific and hygienic way of greeting others, but it also has a noble and holistic meaning. If you need to greet others, always greet with a folded hand even after the end of this pan—Thepo Tulku, S.B. demic.

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—Arlene Stepputat, S.B.

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Joan Georges Breen 4/26/1933 – 3/4/2020

Joan Georges Breen, beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, two-time cancer survivor, and friend to many, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2020 at the age of 86. Born in Minneapolis, MN on April 26, 1933, Joan was the second of three daughters to Selma Falck Carlson and Alfred Carlson. She was married to Robert Georges and they had two sons, Douglas and Peter. They moved from Minnesota to Goleta in 1960 where she resided for 35 years. Joan was fiercely determined to succeed in her career path. She worked for a multitude of local companies: RBR Concrete Contractors, Inc., Ko-Art Homes, Inc., Bottiani Properties, LLC, and McMahan’s Furniture as an accountant. Driven to excel even further, Joan put herself through college. She graduated with both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Accounting from the UCLA extension at UCSB. She then worked as a licensed CPA for Faletti, Knapp, and Jarabin, LLP, eventually retiring from the firm as a Partner. Joan met her soulmate, James Breen, and the two wed in 1981. They shared 27 wonderful years until his passing in 2008. Joan and Jim loved traveling in their RV and made a point to visit most every state in it. They moved from Goleta to Squaw Valley, CA, in 1995 where they built the home of their dreams to quietly live out their golden years. Joan was a woman of many hobbies, and she always had a way to keep herself occupied. She loved crafting, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, completing daily crossword puzzles, playing her organ, watching Jeopardy!, and gardening. As a CPA, she had a penchant for assisting clients with tax preparation and did so until her very last days. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her family and friends, always kept her home immaculate, and loved herself a good libation. 18

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Joan was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Patty Carlson and Elaine Lancaster, first husband Bob Georges, husband Jim Breen, and daughter Ranae Breen Dean. She leaves behind her children, Doug Georges (Elaine) of Goleta, Pete Georges of Squaw Valley, Jeannette Wright of Rancho Santa Margarita, and Jim Breen (Valerie) of Costa Mesa. Also surviving her are 9 grandchildren, Eric, Robert, Evan, and Colton Georges, Toni Wright Lorenz, Michael Wright, Chris Breen, Tyla Breen Williams, and Sean Dean, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, several dear friends, as well as her beloved dog, Nicki. There will be a memorial service at 11am on Wed, June 17 at the Bear Mountain Library, 30733 E. Kings Canyon Rd, Squaw Valley. All who knew Joan are welcome.

Judy Delmarsh

8/7/1951 – 3/4/2020

Judy Delmarsh, daughter of Arch and Norma Delmarsh, sister of Kit, Bonnie, Sunnie, and Arch, succumbed to cancer on March 4th, 2020 at age 68. Judy was born in Little Falls NY, attended local schools in Inlet NY, Ojai CA, and Santa Barbara. She worked several years during the summers at Rocky Point Inn, a family owned resort in Inlet NY. The family moved to Ojai in 1958 then to Santa Barbara in 1964 where Judy graduated from San Marcos High School in 1969. Judy was an avid tennis player and golfer who enjoyed playing at the Santa Barbara Muni tennis courts close to her home and played golf at several courses in the Santa Barbara area. Her working life included the management of the apartment complex where she lived as well as cashiering positions for several Santa Barbara area businesses. Judy moved to Isla Vista in 2005 to join her brother Kit at his bike shop (Isla Vista Bikes) as cashier and sales assistant. Judy entered Serenity House Hospice In Santa Barbara and was lovingly attended by Kit

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and his wife Adriana prior to Judy’s death. Internment will be at the Old Forge NY family plot. Remembrances may be directed to the VNA Health Serenity House Hospice Of Santa Barbara or the American Cancer Society.

John Hudson McKnight 1/7/1943 – 3/10/2020

John Hudson McKnight, age 77, of Santa Barbara, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 10, 2020, as a result of ongoing health complications. A life-long resident of Santa Barbara, John was born on January 7, 1943. He was the only child of Harold and Ethel McKnight, both of whom preceded him in death. John attended Franklin elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. After high school, he proudly served as an electrician assistant in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his military service, John continued his education at Santa Barbara City College, where he met and later married the love of his life, Susan (Sue) Green, to whom he was married for fifty years, and who preceded him in death two years ago. John was highly intelligent and had many skills and abilities. As a young man, he spent time as a Boxer in Hawaii, where he ranked 9 th best in his weight class. John also served as a Santa Barbara County Firefighter.  His greatest gift, however, was as a talented artist. He designed and created the stained glass art and famous “Coca Cola” lamps for Machet of Santa Barbara. John’s talent was recognized by Disney, as he was commissioned by them to do several special projects. In his later career, John held management positions with local newspapers, including the Santa Barbara News Press, until his retirement on January 06, 2006 Having no children of their own, Sue and John’s closest family were Sue’s younger twin sisters, who loved and looked up to John since they were 5 years old.

John leaves behind “his twin sisters,” Lori Lee Green-Stade, her husband Kevin, their children Kadie and Nicholas Stade and Patti Sue Green, her son Shawn I collingo, and Patti’s grandson Ryder Hudson Incollingo-Cooklin (named after his great Uncle John), closest cousin Noreen Brent, along with many lifelong friends. A celebration of life will take place in the near future once it is deemed safe and the International health crisis has passed. An update will be published at that time. John was passionate about many things; closest to his heart were animals, especially his kitties, which gave him great joy, history, nature and music. In lieu of flowers, John would much prefer for those who are able, that a donation be made to: “ResQue Cats” of Santa Barbara”, or your local animal shelter. John was a kind, gentle and generous soul,who touched and influenced many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stephen W. Sagady 7/17/1950 – 2/21/2020

Stephen Sagady, 69, died on February 21, 2020, of a heart attack. He leaves his husband and partner of more than 14 years, Jared (Jay) Pitard of San Diego, his two children, Victoria and Crystal Sagady, his daughter-in-law Christina, his cousins Pierre and Vicki Mathieu, as well as his ex-wife and best friend Mayri SagadyLeslie. He also leaves behind his eight birds, for which he shared parenting duties with his husband. Born in Michigan, the son of William and Louise Sagady, Steve (as he was known by friends and family) was always passionate about science and engineering, even as a young child. He graduated Cum Laude from Cal Poly in 1973 with a degree in Electronic Engineering as well as an Associate degree in Science from Santa Barbara City College. After college, he worked as a lighting technician and

audio engineer at several theaters in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The theater brought Steve together with Mayri, whom he would marry and raise his children with, as well as form their own theater company Process Theatre. Not long after, Steve’s hobby of amateur radio DJing would lead him to a job in Ojai California at Two:Dot Recording where he would realize his true passion of audio and video engineering. From there he went on to work around the country building and designing television studios and post production facilities. At the time of his death, Steve was Co-Owner and Chief Technology Officer of Pacific Design and Integration (PDI), and GovTV. Steve was an avid astronomer having belonged to the Santa Barbara Astronomy Club along with his oldest daughter Victoria. Both his children fondly remember many nights looking up at the stars with him and learning about constellations and the universe around them. Steve continued this love the rest of his life, shooting celestial events and the night skies to produce beautiful time-lapse footage which he shared with the world through his company Crystal Visions, Inc. His time-lapse earned him a Daytime Emmy Award for special effects as well as a Cable Ace Award. Steve had a great love for Science Fiction, something which he shared with his husband. Together they spent many nights watching Doctor Who, Star Trek, Grimm, and other Sci-Fi shows and movies. He was also a yearly San Diego ComicCon attendee with his daughter Crystal for the past 19 years, and loved exploring the exhibition hall, seeing the cosplay and costumes, and talking to the artists about the comics and artwork he found there. Anyone who knew Steve would also know of his dedication and support for the ManKind Project. He participated in and supported many parts of MKP for the last 20 years of his life, both locally and internationally, making many dear friends and having a positive influence on all of the lives he touched through this organization. He leaves many brother warriors behind. There will be no funeral or services at this time. Instead the family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at a later date.


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Laura Elizabeth Kath

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smile so wide that it seemed to go on forever. The Laura I knew had a smile and a kind word for everyone, be that person a close friend or a total stranger. In that smile was gathered a life of giving, while also masking a life of pain. Laura Kath, the consummate professional communicator, left us just shy of her 60th birthday, but her legacy will light up Santa Barbara County for years to come. A native of Michigan and a proud Michigan State alumna, Laura made Santa Barbara her home for more than 35 years. Sole owner of Mariah Marketing, she pioneered and championed many Santa Barbara institutions, making them better than they would have been without her exacting care. No newspaper or TV station ever doubted that Laura’s press releases were accurate, timely, and full of colorful detail: No fact-checking needed. Laura was always there, following up to make sure the 4 a.m. press conference for the Amgen Tour of California time trials in Solvang were as carefully executed as the red-carpet debut of Sideways. She saw the tourism potential of the Santa Ynez Valley before many others and made sure her beloved Los Alamos was included in what became the Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association, now VisitSYV. For many years, she was the editor of the Solvang and Santa Ynez Valley Visitor Guide. Her “radio voice” articulation and folksy humor were lent graciously to announce numerous Solvang parades and the annual Los Alamos Old Days parade. Representing Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Valley, and Solvang at tourism trade shows throughout the country, her unflagging, energetic presentation of our county earned her a deep respect and gratitude. It was perhaps in her enthusiasm for her clients that her work reflected her personal values. Bringing light to darkness would be a lifelong mantra, and she always went to the most amazing lengths to make sure that her information was clear, accurate, and interesting. And she would correct anything that was wrong: She was relentless in making sure partial closures of Highway 154 did not cut off the Santa Ynez Valley from the north; she knew how to get to Caltrans better than anyone. Laura’s clients included the Santa Ynez Valley Hospital Foundation, Circle V Ranch, St. Mark’sin-the-Valley Episcopal Church, and the Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau, among others. For her clients, she always went the extra mile to make sure that their events got the coverage she felt they merited. For Santa Barbara’s unique Car-Free program, she made sure that Amtrak and the local cycling community, as well as the local hotels and restaurants, were well and truly represented. Over the years, her Rolodex morphed into her online media list, which was always up to date and personalized. Along came blogging, Twitter, and Instagram, and Laura was right on top of the best, latest way to communicate her clients’ messages to diverse audiences. The full measure of her professionalism was only matched by her winning personality, a dynamite duo in one tall bundle of energy.

Her lifelong struggles with arthritis encouraged her enthusiastic embrace of the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast Chapter, which she served as a boardmember. She received their Mary G. Kendall Award for Outstanding Service in 1998 and in 2005, a Community Hero designation. Other volunteer efforts were directed to the Los Alamos Men’s Club, the Santa Barbara Book and Author Festival, and other county organizations. A prolific author, Laura penned 19 books, including The Upham Hotel: Celebrating 125 Years of Santa Barbara Hospitality; San Ysidro Ranch: A Century of Legendary Hospitality; and Elvis Presley’s Graceland: The Official Guidebook. At the celebration of Laura’s life at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos on February 29, family members and the Reverend Dr. Randall Day spoke eloquently of Laura as an aunt, sister, partner, member of the congregation, and friend. Her 10-year-old great-nephew Eli Kath recited with his father, John, a poem he’d written, which seemed to sum up Laura’s life and moved many to tears. A Lifetime of Rough Life is full of many things Some are bright and some are dim Times that are great and others we call rough Those are the things that make us tough. Holding your backpack is always a pain Getting lost on a dark and scary lane A birthday party and no one will arrive Having a loved one struggling to survive Leaping off a wall into a prickly bush Facing a bully and getting a push Having a needle stuck in your thumb Being so cold your face feels numb The lesson we seek from this list of pain Is that oysters make pearls and flowers need rain. Learning from things in life that are rough Help make us shine and help make us tough. Laura celebrated with each of us, for whatever length of our relationship with her, sending “Natal Anniversary” greetings each year on our birthdays, making sure we knew of the arrival of each full moon (and its precise name), and of the spring glory of wild flowers on Figueroa Mountain. Knowing the pain she was enduring through her final years, it was a source of amazement to all that her indomitable spirit never seemed to waver. She relied on the constant support of her partner, Jeffrey Marsh; her family and faith; and a steady contingent of medical personnel, whom she never ceased to praise. A final spiritual hymn at the Celebration of Life summed up what many of us will remember about Laura, and what she would want us to remember: Let the life I’ve lived speak for me Let the life I’ve lived speak for me When I come to the end of this road, And I lay down my heavy load, Let the life I’ve lived speak for me.

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David Blanchard Talbott was born to David and Mary Talbott in 1931 at Grinnell, Iowa. They had four children, David, Eugene, Rosemary (Rosy), and Pamela (Pam). In 1952, David joined the Air Force and married Joann Christensen. They had three children, Katherine Ann, David Eugene, and Gabriel D. The family lived in Arizona, Florida, Texas, Alaska and Kansas. David served in Korea and Vietnam. Over a 21 year career he flew several aircraft but fighters were his favorite. For example, the F105 Thunder Chief. His buddies nicknamed him the "Spider" because he had long arms and hairy legs. He became a Lt. Colonel and retired. David and Joanne divorced in 1976. After retiring, he managed the Aero Club at VBAF Base and moved to Santa Barbara in 1980. He worked as an admissions counselor at Schick Shadle Hospital under Dr. P. Joseph Frawley. He married Kay Webb and divorced a year later. David and Sylvia Randall McNamara met playing singles tennis with the SB recreational department. After a time, they married in 1993 at Manning Park. Sylvia got a wonderful husband and a "grandpa Dave" for Patrick Randall McNamara, Erin McNamara Horvat and Moira Jean Anderson. They had a beautiful wedding with out of town relatives, family, friends, and their six children. They were married for 24 years and had a "good run". David's third act was a big one. He became a super volunteer. He worked at the American Red Cross for 20 years, serving on several long distance relief assignments. He served on the East coast, Hawaii, North Carolina, Oakland and Los Angeles. His love was the Santa Barbara zoo. He did Meals on Wheels, The Cancer SociINDEPENDENT.COM

ety — Daffodays, the Well Live Care Network and the ski club. Before Parkinsons' took over Sylvia and David took shopping trips to VAFB, skied in California, Colorado and Europe. They took trips to visit family in Utah and Kansas. There were summer vacations at Rosy's cabin in Minnesota. They just enjoyed living in Santa Barbara and going to movies at the Solvang Theater. They took a short cruise with Rosy and Pam and 15 day cruise through the Panama Canal. Due to illness, Sylvia lived at Absolute Residential Care with Slavik Prykhitkos and his wife. David stayed at Marvilla with his son, Dave taking over his care. David was at Alto Lucero for two years. In 2019, it became Channel Islands Post Acute (CIPA). As Parkinsons' took its toll. He died at CIPA October 30.2019 at 5pm. The family wishes to thank Alto Lucero and CIPA for the loving and compassionate care by nurses, staff and especially the CNAs.

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Ceil Gordon, 95, peacefully passed away on March 17, 2020 in Goleta, CA.  Ceil was born in Brooklyn, NY to Hy and Sally on January 3, 1925.  She loved to dance and to travel to Las Vegas with her two daughters but her focus was on family.  Ceil was a loving, nurturing, generous and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.   Ceil is survived by her two daughters, Cindy (Jacklyn) and Judy (Bob); by her brother, Burt; by her grandchildren, Meridee (Claudio), Ben (Caroline), Heather (Justin), Kyle and Connor; by her great-grandchildren, Emerald, Ocean, Kaylee and Shira; by her step-children, Sima (Marty), Mark and Brenda (David) and by their children, Ashley (Greg), Evan, Caryn (Todd) and Steven.  She is preceded in death by her husband of over 35 years, Aaron Gordon.

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turned 35 the other day. It was a quiet observance — ragù and red wine alone with my wife — but that’s just fine. I’m not a big birthday guy anyway. And it was definitely memorable. That’s because I’m under self-quarantine after a brush with the coronavirus. It happened two weeks ago on an assignment. I met a new colleague, and we shook hands (stupidly, in retrospect), then shared an umbrella. Soon after, she called to say her young daughter, potentially infected by a traveler, had come down with serious COVID-19 symptoms. Doctors tested her on Saturday, March 14, and promised the results would be ready the next Saturday, March 21. But as of Tuesday, March 24, we were still waiting…. My office told me to stay away in the meantime. At first, I wasn’t sure what else I should do. Completely isolate myself? Tell other people I’d been in contact with? Or just calm down and go about my life? I sought advice from the county’s crisis-time Call Center ([833] 688-5551). They couldn’t offer specific directions in my case — a mere close call a couple of steps removed — and recommended generally erring on the side of caution. So that’s what I did. I hunkered down, and I told the friends and family I’d recently seen there was a chance — albeit a small one — they’d been exposed. The reactions ranged from mild curiosity to outright alarm. I still wonder if it was the right move or if I just caused unnecessary worry. At least now they know. Otherwise, I would’ve felt like I was hiding something. Working from home has its upsides. It’s quiet. It’s comfortable. I do a lot of this typing semi-reclined in a La-Z-Boy. During my lunch breaks, I catch up with neighbors. We shout at each other from the ends of our driveways. Pesky chores are quicker to finish and long projects are easier to start. Seeds are now sprouting in an egg carton, and the

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shelf ’s most daunting book is finally cracked. But there are downsides, too. I feel like I’m letting my paper down. I’m starting to go a little stir-crazy. The kitchen is in shambles. The cats aren’t respecting my boundaries. I haven’t put on shoes in three days. And I’ve had to remind myself in moments of antsiness that this voluntary house arrest isn’t meant to protect me. I’m young-ish and healthy, and even if I were to get sick with COVID-19, I’d probably be okay. It’s meant to protect the people who wouldn’t be okay — the partner of a friend with advanced kidney disease, the 95-year-old grandma of a coworker, the fragile person I don’t know who could pick up my germs from a railing on Stearns Wharf or a door handle at CVS. That fact gets lost in all the novel coronavirus noise. The whole point of staying home and limiting your contact with other people — doing your part to “flatten the curve” — is to delay and space out the inevitable. Because, according to health experts, a huge chunk of the American population will contract the coronavirus in the next year or two. Some estimates put it as high as 150 million people, or 46 percent of the United States. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned last week that up to 70 percent of her country could get it. The strategy across the globe and right here in Santa Barbara isn’t to entirely stop the spread — that’s impossible at this point — but to meter the infection rate so hospitals like Cottage can care for a trickle of patients instead of being overwhelmed by a flood of emergencies. It’s the speed at which the pandemic plays out that will dictate the severity of its impact. That’s why governments are enacting the extreme measures we’re seeing now. Whatever our directives are over the coming weeks and months, including the state’s shelter-at-

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home order, we should all take them very, very seriously. Because even if you’re not personally at risk, it’s your job, for the sake of others, to keep the outbreak in slow motion. If you need any more convincing on why radical lockdown policies are necessary and why we should follow them, check out the report published online by Imperial College in London. It’s astonishing, and it’s what triggered the sudden increase in response from leaders across the U.S., including Governor Gavin Newsom and our own Public Health Department. Here’s a summary: British researchers working with the World Health Organization plugged infection and death rates from China, Korea, and Italy into epidemic modeling software and ran a simulation on what would happen if the United States did absolutely nothing in response to COVID-19, if we treated it like the regular flu and let it take its course. The simulation showed that 80 percent of Americans would get the disease in a matter of months and 0.9 percent of them would die. Between 4 and 8 percent of everyone over the age of 70 would die. Overall, 2.2 million Americans would perish. The researchers ran the numbers again, this time assuming decision-makers adopted soft “mitigation” strategies like the kinds we were seeing two weeks ago, including only symptomatic cases going into isolation and people practicing social distancing. In that scenario, the death rate would be cut in half, but the virus would still kill 1.1 million Americans. The researchers crunched the numbers a third time with the tougher “suppression” strategies that are now going into effect — school and restaurant closures, bans on public gatherings, work-from-home instructions, and so on. The death rate shrank dramatically. It peaked at a few thousand three weeks from now and then went down. Crisis averted. But a vaccine won’t be available for at least 18 months, the scientists also cautioned. Constant vigilance will become our new way of life. That might mean additional periods of suppression, like lifting restrictions for a month and then reapplying them for two months in a repeating pattern. Our economy and society will be disrupted in profound and lasting ways. It’s grim, but that’s the reality. And the tricky part is if we do everything right, if we heed the warnings and take all the right precautions, not much will happen and it’ll feel like we overreacted. That just means suppression worked. That’s a pandemic for ya. So get ready for a long haul of cozying up at home, or what the Danish in their snowy country call hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”), treating the extra time inside as an opportunity instead of a hardship. That will be difficult for some and near impossible for others. Kids out of school and workers out of jobs are huge problems. The situation is unprecedented, and unknowns abound. If it’s any consolation, all levels of leadership, from the U.S. Congress to Santa Barbara City Hall, are working at their version of warp speed to give some relief. In the meantime, let’s remember to be patient and gentle with each other. Nerves are frayed, and tempers are short. These are extraordinary times. Being cooped up doesn’t help. And for the best techniques on how to stay sane, talk to indoor cats. They’re the masters of self-isolation. I’ve tried with mine, but no luck so far. They yammer a lot but never get to the point. In fact, they won’t shut up. n TYLER HAYDEN

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Restaurant Guy” Dickson is using his considerable connections within Santa Barbara’s dining world to build and continually update a new pickup/delivery guide. This allows customers to continue supporting their favorite restaurants, even when they can’t eat there due to social distancing orders. I asked him a few questions about the project this week, which now includes almost 200 restaurants. What made you decide to start this guide? I have been watching this heartbreaking drama unfold on the news like everyone else. And I read, with great sadness, about restaurants and other businesses closing all across the country. Having run a restaurant news column online and in print for 15 years, I have a lot of contacts with restaurants and communicate daily with foodies, which is an additional source of information that most people don’t have access to. On March 15, I started receiving pleas for help from owners of small restaurants, titans of the local food industry, and many in between. The

John Dickson Discusses SantaBarbara.com ’s COVID-19 Response by Matt Kettmann common theme: “We’re open, doing takeout and delivery, but everyone thinks we’re closed!” So I started writing about it in my blog and in this column, which was my only outlet at the time. Two days later, I received a message from reader Steve V. that read: “I realize it would be a huge undertaking, but can you list the restaurants that have decided to remain open?” It was the first of many similar inquiries that were sent to me that day. I was hesitant to take that on because I knew from experience with my annual Thanksgiving Guide that it would take a week and hundreds of phone calls, and people needed this information yesterday. Reader Peggy F. then sent me a list of third-party services offering delivery and four restaurants that were still open and offering take-

out, so I took her email and created a takeout and delivery guide and posted it on SantaBarbara. com. It was tiny, but it was a start. When I checked my inbox in the morning, there were messages from restaurant owners across the South Coast who had seen my minuscule makeshift list, offering details about their takeout and delivery options, special hours, and other useful details. I started posting these emails, alphabetized by restaurant name, and that became the guide. It’s not fancy, but it contains a lot of very useful information. What are some general themes that you are seeing? They are all very appreciative to have a guide that the community has rallied around during this crisis. They are very mindful about keeping things safe and sanitary. And most of the messages come straight from the owner/ manager, with their own name included at the end, which gives the public confidence that the information is accurate. What are some of the more creative offers? S.Y. Kitchen is selling gift cards where 100 percent of the proceeds go toward their employee relief fund. Pascucci has started their own in-house delivery service at no cost to the customer with minimum purchase. Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is offering a free roll of toilet paper with every order.

Are they staying busy this way? It is hard to tell, but I think so. My restaurant guide reached a high of 37,000 unique visitors in a single day recently — normally, it’s around 5,000. As of this writing, I have had only three restaurants ask me to remove them from the list because they had decided to suspend service: Giovanni’s on State Street, Patxi’s Pizza, and Sambo’s. Giovanni’s tells me that they were very busy but concerned for their employees’ safety. When you visit some restaurants that are open, the first thing you notice is that there are fewer employees at the register and in the kitchen, which means a lot of people are still out of work and suffering. See santabarbara.com/dining.

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Reading: Old New Yorkers (especially short stories); a dogeared copy of Bill Faulkner’s Mosquitos I found somewhere TV: Re-watching Curb Your Enthusiasm (and wondering if we fans are a bit sadistic) Film: Re-watching/re-loving Fellini’s masterful La Dolce Vita and being jealous of all of Marcello’s city and people gallivanting. Music: Listening to Jeff Parker’s drippingly cool, vibe-jazzy Suite for Max Brown, and realizing that Big Thief ’s “Not” is my favorite song.

Amber White, Digital Assistant Reading: I’m mostly reading board books like Everywhere Babies, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, and P Is for Potty! Life is so fun when you’re trapped with a 2-year-old. I downloaded Untamed by Glennon Doyle in hopes of reading it, but most of my free time is spent pretending the floor is lava or that I have been frozen by Elsa, so I can’t make any promises. TV: Peppa Pig is the show of choice in my house, so now the whole family speaks in English accents. I have also started Love Is Blind on Netflix, which I find fascinating and a little sad.

Daniel Dreifuss, Photographer TV: Letterkenny and What We Do in the Shadows on Hulu are both hilarious shows. Also, The Extreme Weather Files on Amazon Prime (only the last 30 minutes of episode five; it’s about the mudslide/Thomas Fire).

Brandi Rivera, Publisher TV: If you haven’t downloaded Disney+, now is the time! Star Wars: The Clone Wars season seven, plus The Mandalorian. And Cars 1-3 (my 2-year-old’s favorites).

Michelle Drown, Senior Editor TV: Great Greek Myths (Amazon Prime): Great animation, family trees, and historic paintings, illustrations, and statues of the gods keep viewing interesting. And the fascinating stories are actual classics. Two seasons. Merlin (Netflix): An enchanting series about the legendary sorcerer’s early life as a manservant to Prince Arthur and the mischief he gets up to in Camelot. Perfect escapist fare. Five seasons. Books: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. The latest from this best-selling author is a historical page-turner that

details Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister as he and his family, his colleagues, and the people of London prepare for—and live through—the Blitz. Larson also gives insight into the Reich’s assault strategies and how poor information and low expectations of the British RAF made it impossible for the Luftwaffe to attain aerial superiority.

Stefanie McGinnis, Account Executive TV: The early release of Frozen 2 on Disney+ has been a lifesaver for keeping two-year-old Olivia occupied!

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TV: I’m a few episodes into HBO’s McMillions documentary miniseries about the McDonald’s Monopoly game scam. It’s pretty great so far.

Tessa Reeg, Copy Editor Podcasts: Red Handed, Your Own Backyard, and My Favorite Murder for my true-crime fix. Music: After Hours by The Weeknd, Aurora by Breaking Benjamin, and the singles Red has been releasing from their upcoming album Declaration. Books: I’ve been rereading the Nearly Gone duology by Elle Cosimano, but I’m very tempted to reread Harry Potter for the comfort factor. Video Game: Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a wonderful distraction. The world might be scary right now, but at least I’m not lost in the Peruvian jungle!

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par with the best work by Thomas Pynchon and Cormac McCarthy. TV: The Plot Against America on HBO, an adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2004 novel of the same name.

Scott Kaufman, Distribution Films: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Zombie Strippers, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, and last but not least, Nude Nuns with Big Guns.

Camille Cimini-Fruin, Senior Advertising Executive TV: Just finished all three seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens; and Ozark’s third season. At some point, we may revisit Breaking Bad. Film: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

George Yatchisin, writer TV: Schitt’s Creek. Horrible people end up redeemable; a fumbling family figures out how to love each other; there are so many great lines; and my god, Catherine O’Hara.

Tobi Feldman, Accounting Administrator Films: Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Only the Animals, Okja, Shoplifters, Parasite Books: I’m planning to read White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Tyler Hayden, Senior Editor Books: The Overstory by Richard Powers and The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Audiobooks: Pet Sematary by Stephen King and Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer TV: Mindhunter on Netflix Video Game: Call of Duty on Xbox

Brian Tanguay, writer Books: Buck by MK Asante, a raw, gritty, brutally honest memoir about the author’s early life in Philadelphia. I’m about halfway through 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, a massive, complex novel on a

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TV: Ugly Delicious (Netflix), David Chang’s irreverently honest series about global food traditions; The Chef Show (Netflix) actor/director Jon Favreau and Kogi taco chef Roy Choi’s cooking and food travel series. Also, the Bon Appétit TV channel — blindfolded pros dissecting a dish and then remake it; learning 50 ways to cook an egg; amateurs making margaritas; and touring the woods in search of porcinis. Books: Never Go Full Pai by Jeffrey Eng, which focuses on backpacking Southeast Asia; and All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, which drives into the heart of American politics, set nearly a century ago in Louisiana. Podcast: Gastropod: Every episode of Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley’s “podcast about food with a side of history and science” is utterly fascinating.

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ust as I was starting to emerge from being homebound for much of February, I had to go back into seclusion. In the earlier case, I was recovering from knee replacement surgery. Now I am observing a statewide quarantine to stem the spread of COVID-19. When I was virtually immobilized by the stiffness of my post-surgical right knee, at least I had sports to follow. As I sat on the couch and put my leg through the excruciating extensions and contractions of physical therapy, I welcomed the distractions of televised European soccer in midday and NBA or college basketball in the evening. I was able to view UCSB basketball and baseball games on streaming live video. It was with mixed emotions that I had chosen to undergo the replacement surgery. It was not a life-or-death situation (hence, elective surgeries are not being performed while the medical community braces for coronavirus cases). I could still get around, even ride a bike, with my creaky knees, both of them bone-on-bone arthritic. But the right one ached constantly and acutely, 54 years after it had undergone an operation that excised most of the cartilage. My surgeon said he found old sutures from that procedure when he cleaned out the joint last month. Three weeks after my new knee was installed, I could hobble around with a cane and was able to get out of the house. I attended two UCSB basketball games — women’s and men’s, both teams ending the regular season on winning streaks —and and saw the Westmont College women play like the nation’s No. 1 NAIA team. In an astonishing cascade of events during the following days, March Madness took on a new meaning. It was not about basketball or any other sport—they were all shut down, along with every other activity that draws numbers of people together. I was confined to home again by a quarantine that is designed for the protection of baby boomers like me. But now I had no sports to follow. What was I to do?

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READING: Sports Illustrated arrived in the mailbox.

The magazine is now published monthly. This is the baseball preview edition. Predictions include: YanYan kees over the Dodgers in the World Series, and the Ameri American League Cy Young Award going to Cleveland pitcher Shane Bieber, just four years after he was throwing strikes for the Gauchos. The Dodg Dodgers were supposed to open the season against the Giants today (Thursday, March 26). Sorry. A sports story from the Associated Press Press: UCSB 30

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freshman Ila Lane has been named to the AP All-America women’s basketball team. Lane is among 22 players listed as honorable mention. The 64 center led the nation in rebounding average, and her 19 double-doubles ranked fourth. She averaged 15.3 points and 13 rebounds per game. She is the fourth UCSB women’s All-American, following Erin Buescher (1999, 2000), Lindsay Taylor (2003), and Kristen Mann (2004, 2005). With three years remaining in her career, could Lane surpass those Gaucho greats? I pulled out some volumes from my eclectic assortment of books. • When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How

Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope, by Kevin Cowherd. It is an account of the April 29, 2015, game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox, the only major league game ever played without fans. The gates of Camden Yards were locked because of rioting in the streets of Baltimore. Angels manager Joe Maddon recently suggested that the 2020 major league season could start with fan-less games until the coronavirus threat diminishes. • Heart of a Lion: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Hank Gathers, by Kyle Keiderling. On March 4, 1990, Gathers, a transcendent Loyola Marymount basketball player, collapsed and died from a heart arrhythmia during a postseason tournament game. Three months previously, he had fallen momentarily unconscious at the free-throw line during a game against UCSB; it was a foreshadowing of what was to come. Gathers was driving himself toward NBA stardom, and his death created a sensation that is reminiscent of this year’s Kobe Bryant tragedy. • This Old Man, by Roger Angell. Baseball is a recurring subject in this compilation of pieces written with eloquence and style by the 99-year-old Angell during and since his years as a New Yorker editor. • Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit. The author leaves no paths unexplored in describing past and present manifestations of our uniquely human form of

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upright bipedal locomotion. It is a vital way of connecting us to the world. WATCHING & LISTENING: My wife is delighted that there are no sports events to compete with her favorite television programs—a reward well deserved after she cared for me and put up with me throughout the ongoing rehabilitation of my knee. There was plenty of time for me to slip in some sports programming. I enjoyed This Is Football, a six-part series on Amazon Prime that shows how the sport — known to us as soccer — captivates the world. One segment covers the growth of women’s soccer (credit to the United States), and it tells the inspiring story of Japan’s women, who twice came from behind to win the 2011 World Cup final over their American idols. Fans of boxing might like Netflix’s Spenser Confidential, starring Mark Wahlberg as a cop turned detective who becomes a punching bag for various unsavory characters before he turns the tables on them with the help of his sidekick Hawk, the imposing Winston Duke. It’s very loosely based on the Spenser page-turners written by Robert B. Parker. The outrageous and sometimes hilarious TV series Brockmire returned for its final season on IFC last week. Hank Azaria is a foul-mouthed sportscaster who returns from exile to become commissioner of baseball in 2030, when the sport is barely surviving in a world that has been ravaged by virus and withering climate change. Then there is the news, the bad, bad news, leavened by stories of people Brockmire doing good works. When will I watch live sports again? I’m counting on Tokyo’s Summer Olympic Games … in 2021. GETTING OUT: We’ve observed the rules of going out for essen-

tial errands only, which for me includes twice weekly physical therapy sessions — and for recreation, as long as six feet of social distance is maintained. With each passing day, walking becomes easier for me, and the beach was a perfect place to take some long strolls last week. Extremely low tides left a vast expanse of sand, and chilly weather was a deterrent to populating the shore, so social distancing was no problem. I heard that it was a problem on Southern California beaches over the weekend and can only hope I can continue this refreshing activity. Otherwise, I’ll find other places to walk, breathe, and be thankful for a life that is so full of opportunities in spite of inconveniences. n


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(June 21-July 22): Cancerian theologian John Wesley

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): About 2,000 years ago, a Roman

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ancient Greek orator Demosthenes

Octavio Paz: “The path the ancestors cleared is overgrown, unused. The other path, smooth and broad, is crowded with travelers. It goes nowhere. There’s a third path: mine. Before me, no one. Behind me, no one. Alone, I find my way.” APRIL FOOL! Although the passage by Octavio Paz is mostly accurate for your destiny during the rest of 2020, it’s off-kilter in one way: It’s too ponderously serious and melodramatic. You should find a way to carry out its advice with meditative grace and effervescent calm.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): A century ago, fiery writer Maxim

(1703-1791) was a Christian who embodied the liberal values that Christ actually taught. He advocated for the abolition of slavery, prison reform, the ordination of women priests, and a vegetarian diet. He gave away a lot of his money and administered many charities. To accomplish his life’s work, he traveled 250,000 miles on horseback and preached 40,000 sermons. Let’s make him your role model for the coming weeks. Be inspired by his life as you vividly express your care and compassion. APRIL FOOL! I lied a little bit. Although most of what I just recommended is a good idea, the part about traveling long distances, either on horseback or by other means, is not.

Gorky and hard-ass Taurus politician Vladimir Lenin were listening to a Beethoven sonata together. “I can’t LEO listen to music too often,” Lenin told his companion. (July 23-Aug. 22): The neurotic but talented French “It affects your nerves, makes you want to say stupid, novelist Marcel Proust observed, “Everything vital nice things.” This is crucial advice for you to heed in in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have the coming weeks, Taurus. You need to be as smart founded religions and composed our masterpieces.” and tough as possible, so don’t you dare listen to music. With that in mind, and in accordance with current APRIL FOOL! Lenin was half-misastrological omens, I urge you to cultitaken, and I half-lied. The fact is, vate your own neurotic qualities in their HOMEWORK: Tell jokes to music makes you smarter and nicer, extreme forms of expression during the humorists. Be extra kind to kind and those will be key assets for you coming weeks. You’re due for some people. Sing songs to the birds. to cultivate in the coming weeks. So major creative breakthroughs. APRIL Change the way you change. yes, do listen to a lot of music. FOOL! I was kidding. The fact is, you FreeWillAstrology.com can generate creative breakthroughs in GEMINI the coming weeks by being poised and (May 21-June 20): By the time he was 55 years old, Gem- composed — not extra neurotic. ini author Thomas Hardy had written 18 novels and many poems. His stuff was good enough to win him VIRGO two separate nominations for a Nobel Prize in Litera- (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo author Leon Edel wrote a fiveture. But during the last 32+ years of his life, he never volume biography of renowned author Henry James. wrote another novel. According to one theory, it was In the course of his research, he read 15,000 letters because he was discouraged by the negative reviews he that were written by James. He came to have a progot for his last novel. I suspect you may be at a similar found familiarity with the great man. In accordance juncture in your life, Gemini. Maybe it’s time to give with current astrological omens, I recommend that up on a beloved activity that hasn’t garnered the level you choose a worthy character about whom you will of success you’d hoped for. APRIL FOOL! The truth is, become equally knowledgeable. APRIL FOOL! I halfit is most definitely NOT time to lose hope and faith. lied. It’s true that now is an excellent time to deepen Don’t be like Hardy. Rededicate yourself to your pas- your understanding of people you care about. But don’t get as obsessed as Edel! sionate quests.

woman named Sulpicia wrote six short love poems — a total of 40 lines — that are still being analyzed and discussed by literary scholars today. I bring her to your attention because I think that in the next four weeks you, too, could generate a small burst of beauty that will still be appreciated 2,000 years from now. APRIL FOOL! I lied about the “small” part. The burst of beauty you create in the immediate future could actually be quite large, as well as enduring.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): French poet Louis Aragon (1897-1982)

was an influential novelist and a pioneer of surrealistic poetry. Much of his writing had a lyrical quality, and many of his poems were set to music. He also had a belligerent streak. Before the publication of one of his books, he announced that he would thrash any writer who dared to review it in print. Success! There were no critical reviews at all. I recommend his approach to you in the coming weeks. Make it impossible for anyone to criticize you. APRIL FOOL! I lied. I would never suggest that you use violence to accomplish your aims. And besides that, the coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to solicit feedback of all varieties, even the critical kind.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I hesitate to be so blunt, but it’s my

duty to report the facts. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you should have as many orgasms as possible in the next 15 days. You need to tap into the transformative psychological power that’s available through monumental eruptions of pleasure and releases of tension. (P.S. Spiritual orgasms will be just as effective as physical orgasms.) APRIL FOOL! What I just said is true, but I left out an important component of your assignment: Be loving and responsible as you pursue your joyous climaxes, never manipulative or exploitative or insensitive.

was renowned for his skill at delivering powerful, charismatic speeches. While he was still learning his craft, he resorted to extreme measures to improve. For example, there was a time when he shaved just half of his head. It made him ashamed to go out in public, forcing him to spend all his time indoors practicing his speeches. Would you consider a similar strategy right now? APRIL FOOL! I was just messing with you. It’s true that the coming weeks will be a good time to minimize your socializing and devote yourself to hard work in behalf of a beloved dream. But shaving half your head isn’t the best way to accomplish that.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The coming weeks will be a favorable

time for you to tell as many lies as possible if doing so helps you get what you want. I hereby authorize you to engage in massive deceptions, misrepresentations, and manipulative messages as you seek to impose your will on every flow of events. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, everything I just said was the exact opposite of your actual horoscope, which is as follows: You have a sacred duty to tell more of the truth than you have ever been able to tell before. As you dig deeper to discover more and more of what’s essential for you to understand and express, dedicate your efforts to the goal of gliding along with the most beautiful and interesting flow you can find.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Fifteen minutes before the Big Bang occurred, where was the matter that now constitutes your body and my body? And if, as seems to be true, the Big Bang was the beginning of time, what time was it 15 minutes earlier? Questions like these are crucial for you to ponder in the next two weeks. APRIL FOOL! I lied. The questions I articulated should in fact be very low priority for you. In the immediate future, you’ll be wise to be as concrete and specific and pragmatic as you can possibly be. Focus on up-close personal questions that you can actually solve, not abstract, unsolvable riddles.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIGNA LAW GROUP at 1155 Coast Village Road, Suite 3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Greg Vigna, M.D., J.D., A PLC (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 27, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000639. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 4SKIN at 2985 Steele Street Los Olivos, CA 93441; 4Skin Industries (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: James Lawson Director Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 5, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000718. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUMMIT GASOLINE at 8 S. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Scripps Fuel Center, Inc. 2370 Westwood Blvd. Suite K Los Angeles, CA 90064 conducted by a Corporation Signed: Kristine Sandoval (Agent) Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000617. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A D VA N C E D HOME INFUSIONS at 5340 Hollister Avenue, Suite A Goleta, CA 93111; Mission Health Care Pharmacy Corporation (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Nissrin Mahmond, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000626. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLOOMING LOTUS AYURVEDA at 409 E. Sola St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jennifer Ayres (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 27, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Margarita Silva. FBN Number: 2020‑0000635. Published: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TOAST SB at 1239 Richelle Lane, Unit J Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Tamara Stahlheber (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Tamara Stahlheber Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000665. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OLIVE VIEW COMPUTING at 1450 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Randolf B Evered (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel Becerra. FBN Number: 2020‑0000696. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADCW, ATTIC SALT WINE COMPANY, ANOTHER DUMB CHEF AND WINEMAKER, ATTIC SALT WINES, ATTIC SALT WINE, LEGENDARY PIE WINES at 90 Easy Street Buellton, CA 93427; Robert Dafoe (same address) Jason Tuley 3911 Clover Lane Santa Ynez, CA 93460 conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000699. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BACKROADS at 4888 Ogram Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Fatima A Ward (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Fatima A Ward Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 06, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000731. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MARTINEAU DEVELOPMENT at 130 Santa Ynez St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Marty Ingraham (same a d d re s s ) conducted by a Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000692. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CRYSTAL CHIROPRACTIC at 310 Pine Ave Suite B Goleta, CA 93117; Crystal Ann Galvan 464 Vereda Del Ciervo Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000596. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 2GRANEAZE ADVENTURES at 5727 Gato Ave #B Goleta, CA 93117; Tamra A Van Order (same address) Nadine M De Bruin 296 N Hope Ave Space #43 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Tamra A. Van Order Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Fed 27, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000634. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOGO SB, BOGO SB PIZZA C O M PA N Y, BOGO SB CATERING, BOGO SB PIZZA DELIVERY COMPANY, BOGO CATERING COMPANY RESTAURANT ROOMSERVICE at 1114 State Street #20 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Delivery SB LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 3, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian. FBN Number: 2020‑0000690. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAUNDRY WEST at 1200 West Ocean Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436; Santa Barbara Soap Co Inc. 5698 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Aaron Boucher Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 9, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000747. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ON POINT ARCHERY ACADEMY at 4864 Glenn Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Nicholas Hart (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Nick Hart Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Fed 14, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2020‑0000501. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: G O L E TA V I N E YA R D , NEW WINE, VCFG, GOLETA V I N E YA R D , CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, NEW WINE V I N E YA R D , V I N E YA R D CHRISTIAN, FELLOWSHIP OF GOLETA, GOLETA VINEYARD CHURCH, VCF OF GOLETA at 5073 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93116; Nicholas Catley Trustee 475 N San Marcos Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Mia Mejia Trustee 7465 Hollister Avenue #435 Goleta, CA 93117; Samantha Catley Trustee 475 N San Marcos Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Melene Lockart Trustee 6234 Marlborough Drive Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by an Trust Signed: Nicholas Catley Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 9, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000744. Published: Mar 12, 19, 26. Apr 2 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FULL MOON AUDIO, GOLDEN SPIRAL AUDIO at 2810 Ontiveros Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Sound Logic 1415 De La Vina Apt 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: KY Takikawa Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 13, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000812. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASPYN’S TABLE at 617 W. Mission #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Aspyn Jones (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Aspyn Jones Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000777. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA HANDYMAN, SB HANDYMAN at 2032 Lorinda Way Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Daniel Andre Cortina (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 2, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2020‑0000675. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HARVEST HILL MANAGEMENT COMPANY at 880 Cambridge Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jenna Corliss, Trustee 3750 Carmona Ave Los Angeles, CA 90016; Kalley Ridgway, Trustee 880 Cambridge Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Paxton Ridgeway, Trustee 1800 Grant St Berkeley, CA 94703 conducted by an Trust Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez FBN Number: 2020‑0000797. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEEBERRY at 2312 De La Vina St. #B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Rafael Gaete (same address) conducted by an Trust Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Brenda Aguilera. FBN Number: 2020‑0000654. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CANARI, CANARI CBD at 316 N First Street, Unit A Lompoc, CA 93436; Chandler Botello Distribution, LLC (same address) conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Jose Antonio Botello Jr. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 9, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000753. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DENTISTRY IN PARADISE at 122 S Patterson Ave #109 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Kevin T Miller DDS Inc. 334 W Islay Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 27, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000636. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NIKOLOV GARDENING & MAINTENANCE at 1323 Punta Gorda St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Nikolay T Nikolov (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000768. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA MARIA VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY at 5399 Overpass Road Santa Barbara, CA 93111; The Santa Barbara Humane Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Kerri Burns, President + CFO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 5, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000715. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OSBORNE’S BARBECUE COMPANY at 2005 Monterey St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sara Matteson (same address) Thomas Matteson (same address) conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Armando Luna Jr. FBN Number: 2020‑0000780. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARTBARTI at 1623 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jane McTaggart (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel Becerra. FBN Number: 2020‑0000784. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHOICE INFUSION CARE at 5340 Hollister Avenue Suite A Goleta, CA 93111; Mission Health Care Pharmacy Corporation (same address) conducted by an Corporation Signed: Nissrin Mahmoud, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Armondo Luna Jr. FBN Number: 2020‑0000788. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AVALON APPS at 315 Meigs Road A403 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Karen Williams 1611 Olive St Santa Barbara, CA 93109 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian FBN Number: 2020‑0000806. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DESTINATION COUNSELING LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER at 5780 Thornwood Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Dandy, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker Corporation 27 W. Anapmau St. #132 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by an Corporation Signed: David Russ, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Thomas Brian FBN Number: 2020‑0000805. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LITTLE HAIR STUDIO at 2019 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Marbella Lazaro 794 Camino Cascada Goleta, CA 93111 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 13, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Rachel Becerra. FBN Number: 2020‑0000814. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE HOPE RANCH ADDRESS BOOK at 4150 La Ladera Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Melissa Brooks (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 6, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000738. Published: Mar 19, 26. Apr 2, 9 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STATIC FLOW INDUSTRIES at 1540 Veronica Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Zachary Snodgrass (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000767. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DOMAINE JEAN FRANCOIS at 5010 Santa Rosa Road Lompoc, CA 93436; SWC Management, LLC 900 Armour Drive Lake Bluff, IL 60044 conducted by an Individual Signed: Dawn McNeely Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 17, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000835. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLETA HOMES, SANTA BARBARA HOMES, LOMPOC HOMES, SANTA MARIA HOMES, MONTECITO HOMES, SANTA YNEZ HOMES at 1435 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Luis D Martinez 5081 Alvarado Rd Carpinteria, CA 93101 conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 5, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000720. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020.


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LEGALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALL ABOUT SENIORS REAL ESTATE at 3868 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; All About Seniors Real Estate, Inc. 444 Por La Mar Dr #D Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Teresa Dimond, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 13, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000810. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: “MR. 2020 HANDYMAN” at 518 Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Julian Hermilo Pech Canche (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 10, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000761. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STEWART VISION at 2575 Long Canyon Rd Santa Ynez Rd Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Craig Stewart (same address) conducted by an Individual Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 11, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Armando Luna Jr. FBN Number: 2020‑0000772. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 2ND AMENDMENT GUN SHOP at 3568 Sagunto St. Ste E Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Meadow Farms Enterprises, Inc. 1510 Meadowvale Rd. Santa Ynez, CA 93460 conducted by an Corporation Signed: Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Yocelyn Lopez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000794. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COSECHA FARMING at 8630 Santa Rosa Rd Buellton, CA 93427; Christopher King (same address) Deanna King (same address) conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Christopher King Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 2, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Maria F. Sanchez. FBN Number: 2020‑0000688. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PAPA’S HOMEAL at 3400 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Erik Arlo Miciano 4019 Via Lucero Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by an Individual Signed: Erik Arlo Miciano Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 16, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0000827. Published: Mar 26. Apr 2, 9, 16 2020.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF FORREST SEBASTIAN BEST HOOSER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV01007 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: FORREST SEBASTIAN BEST HOOSER TO: FORREST SEBASTIAN HARROW THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 17, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing

on the petition. Dated Mar 3, 2020. by Donna D. Geck of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE A P P L I C AT I O N OF PIERCE MICHAEL FRAWLEY TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV01148 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: PIERCE MICHAEL FRAWLEY TO: PIERCE MICHAEL KHOUGAZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 20, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 4, 2020. by Colleen K. Sterne of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE A P P L I C AT I O N OF LORI OFATEAD TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00789 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: LORI BETH OFSTEAD TO: LORI BETH SWAN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 17, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of

general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 3, 2020. by Donna D. Geck of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SAVANNAH KATHARINE HUDSON TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV00986 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: SAVANNAH KATHARINE HUDSON TO: SAVANNAH KATHARINE HARROW THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING April 20, 2020 9:30 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 4, 2020. by Colleen K. Sterne of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 12,19, 26. Apr 2 2020.

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR 30-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW: DRAFT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) 2020-2021 CDBG ACTION PLAN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta is conducting a 30-day public review period on the Draft 2020-2021 CDBG Action Plan. The Draft Action Plan outlines the City’s strategy for pursuing the overall goals of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent housing; to establish and maintain a suitable living environment; and to expand economic revitalization opportunities. The Action Plan also contains identifiable benchmarks for measuring progress through goals, objectives and community development strategies to meet the City’s housing needs and to provide services to the low-income, homeless and special needs populations within the City. The Draft 2020-2021 Action Plan also sets forth funding allocations for the 2020-2021 planning period. The review period provides an opportunity for the public to offer their views and recommendations to the City on the subject of CDBG funded housing and community development related activities. The Draft 2020-2021 CDBG Action Plan is posted on the City’s website at tinyurl.com/goletacdbg and copies will be available for review at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta; and the Goleta Community Center located at 5679 Hollister Avenue when those locations are open. PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: Comments on the Draft Action Plan are being accepted during a 30-day public review period beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, and ending Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Comments should be submitted to: City of Goleta, Neighborhood Services & Public Safety Department, Attn: Dominique Samario, 130 Cremona Drive Goleta, CA 93117 or emailed to dsamario@ cityofgoleta.org. For more information you may contact Dominique Samario, Management Analyst at dsamario@cityofgoleta.org or at (805) 690-5126. Publish: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Santa Barbara Independent

AVISO DE DISPONIBILIDAD AVISO DE DISPONIBILIDAD PARA LA REVISION PÚBLICA DE 30 DIAS: PROPUESTO PROGRAMA DE SUBSIDIOS GLOBALES PARA EL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO (CDBG) 2020-2021 PLAN DE ACCIÓN DE CDBG El AVISO SE DA que la Ciudad de Goleta está conduciendo un período de revisión público de 30 días acerca del Propuesto Plan de Acción de 2020-2021. El Propuesto Plan de Acción resume la estrategia de la Ciudad para perseguir las metas generales del Departamento de Vivienda y de Desarrollo Urbano (HUD en inglés) de los E.E.U.U., para proporcionar la vivienda decente; para establecer y mantener un medioambiente sostenible; y para ampliar oportunidades económicas de la revitalización. El Plan de Acción también contiene los puntos de referencia para medir progreso por las metas, objetivos y estrategias de desarrollo de la comunidad para realizar las necesidades de la vivienda en la Ciudad y para proporcionar servicios a la gente de bajos ingresos, a los desamparados y a la gente con necesidades especiales dentro de la Ciudad. El Propuesto Plan de Acción también dispone asignaciones de financiación específicas para el período de planeamiento de 2020-2021. El período de revisión proporciona una oportunidad para que el público ofrezca sus opiniones y recomendaciones a la Ciudad a propósito de actividades por medio de CDBG relacionadas al financiamiento de la vivienda y del desarrollo comunitario. El Propuesto Plan de Acción de 2020-2021 CDBG está disponible en el sitio web de la Ciudad en: tinyurl.com/goletacdbg, y copias también están disponibles para la revisión en El Ayuntamiento, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta; y el Centro Comunitario del Valle de Goleta situado en 5679 Hollister Avenue. Para información en español, por favor llame al (805) 961-7555 y pregunte por Vyto Adomaitis o vadomaitis@cityofgoleta.org PERÍODO DE REVISIÓN PÚBLICA: Los comentarios sobre El Propuesto Plan de Acción para 2020-2021 se están aceptando durante un período de revisión de 30 días empezando el lunes, el 30 de marzo de 2020 y concluyendo martes, el 28 de abril de 2020, a las 5:00 P.M. Los comentarios se deben someter a: City of Goleta, Attn: Dominique Samario, 130 Cremona Drive Goleta, CA 93117 o por correo electrónico a dsamario@cityofgoleta.org. Publica: El jueves, 26 de marzo de 2020 (Santa Barbara Independent) INDEPENDENT.COM MARCH26 26, 2020 THE THE INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT.COM MARCH 2020

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