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volume 34, # 770, Oct. 15-22, 2020 Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann News Reporter Delaney Smith Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Arts Writer Josef Woodard Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Sports Editor John Zant Sports Writer Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Associate Editor Jackson Friedman Copy Editors Alexandra Mauceri, Tessa Reeg Creative Director Caitlin Fitch Graphic Designers Ricky Barajas, Esperanza Carmona, Ben Greenberg Production Designer Ava Talehakimi Staff Photographer Daniel Dreifuss Web Content Managers Celina Garcia, Saehee Jong Columnists Dennis Allen, Gail Arnold, Sara Caputo, Roger Durling, Betsy J. Green, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell Contributors Rob Brezsny, Melinda Burns, Ben Ciccati, John Dickson, Leslie Dinaberg, Keith Hamm, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Tom Jacobs, Shannon Kelley, Kevin McKiernan, Carolina Starin, Ethan Stewart, Tom Tomorrow, Maggie Yates Robert A. Sollen Fellow Brian Osgood Editorial Interns Ian Anzlowar, Sean Cummings, Miranda de Moraes, Lily Hopwood, Melody Pezeshkian, Sophie Spievak, Sheila Tran Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Cosentino Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Stefanie McGinnis, Tonea Songer Sales Administrator Graham Brown Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman Columnist Emeritus Barney Brantingham Photography Editor Emeritus Paul Wellman Founding Staff Emeriti Audrey Berman, George Delmerico, Richard Evans, Laszlo Hodosy Honorary Consigliere Gary J. Hill Indy Kids Bella and Max Brown, Elijah Lee Bryant, Henry and John Poett Campbell, Chloë Bee Ciccati, Emilia Imojean Friedman, Madeline Rose and Mason Carrington Kettmann, Olivia Pando-McGinnis, Izzy and Maeve McKinley, Sawyer Tower Stewart

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COVER STORY

Best Of Santa Barbara Find out what takes the sting out of 2020 by Leslie Dinaberg ON THE COVER: illustration by Ben Ciccati

ENDORSEMENTS.. . . . . . . . . . . . 7

NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

OBITUARIES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

THE LENS OF BEST OF When Daniel Dreifuss started working for this paper in February, he knew that our annual Best of Santa Barbara® issue would likely be the year’s most Herculean assignment. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests, and the upcoming elections consuming so much of his work time over the past eight months, Best of S.B. did claim the title for the most individual assignments, resulting in about 300 images. “It is always special to meet business owners that are from Santa Barbara or have lived here a long time that are thriving in the community,” said Dreifuss of the experience. “I would rather spend the extra money at a locally owned business than order online. Best of S.B. really highlights those that are continuing to impact Santa Barbara in positive ways. My favorite part is to see the business fighting to survive in the time of COVID. I hope Best of S.B. helps drive business and support to not only the winners but everyone.”

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SA N TA BA R BA R A I N D E P E N D E N T ’ S

ENDORSEMENTS for the

2020 GENERAL ELECTION T

his year’s presidential election is more profound than any in modern history. We truly believe it is about the soul of the nation. However, there are many other races and propositions on the ballot that are also important and will affect our lives in Santa Barbara County. From deciding who will represent you in Congress or on water boards and school boards, your vote will matter. As always, the Independent endorses only when we are confident that

NATIONAL President: Joe Biden Congress, 24th Congressional District: Salud Carbajal

STATE

we have done our full diligence. As a result, we do not endorse in every race.

You will find our suggestions here and online at Independent.com, where we also have compiled a full Resource Voting Guide. We hope it will help you cast your vote in safety and with confidence. Whether you agree with our endorsements or not, please vote. It’s your right. —Marianne Partridge , Editor-in-Chief

SANTA YNEZ Santa Ynez Union High School Board: José Juan Ibarra

STATE PROPOSITIONS ≥ Prop. 14 (Stem-Cell Research Institute): No

State Assembly: Steve Bennett

≥ Prop. 15 (Reforms Prop. 13): Yes

State Senate: Monique Limón

≥ Prop. 16 (Ends State Ban on Affirmative Action): Yes

SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education: Laura Capps, Wendy Sims-Moten, Virginia Alvarez Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees: Robert Miller, Erin Guereña, Anna Everett

≥ Prop. 17 (Restores Voting Rights After Completion of Prison Term): Yes ≥ Prop. 18 (Allows 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primary Elections): Yes ≥ Prop. 19 (Changes Property Tax Rules): No

County Board of Education: Joe Howell, Peter MacDougall, Richard Fulton, Roberta Heter

≥ Prop. 20 (Authorizes Felony Charges for Crimes Now Charged as Misdemeanor): No

CARPINTERIA

≥ Prop. 21 (Rent Control): No

Carpinteria City Council: Wade Nomura, Natalia Alarcon

≥ Prop. 22 (Self-Employment for Ride-Share Drivers and Gig Drivers): No

GOLETA Goleta Mayor: Paula Perotte Goleta City Council: Stuart Kasdin and Kyle Richards Goleta Union School District Board of Education: Sholeh Jahangir, Vicki Ben-Yaacov Goleta Water District Board of Directors: Lauren Hanson, Bill Rosen, Farfalla Borah

MONTECITO Montecito Sanitary District Board of Directors: Gary Fuller

≥ Prop. 23 (Regulates Kidney Dialysis Clinics): Yes ≥ Prop. 24 (Amends State’s Privacy Laws): Yes ≥ Prop. 25 (Eliminates Cash Bail): Yes

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OCT. 8-15, 2020

State Street Promenade Getting Spruced Up

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iven its undeniable success, and the open-ended question of when things will return to a post-COVID “normal,” the State Street car closure could very well last another two to three years, Santa Barbara city leaders believe. As such, council members voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $250,000 to improve lighting along the new pedestrian promenade, install infrastructure that will hopefully ease tensions between pedestrians and bicyclists, and generally spruce the place up. The construction barriers and palm tree planters hastily erected at intersections in May will be replaced with large terra-cotta pots and squat, iron-looking traffic posts, transportation director Rob Dayton told the council. String lights will be installed parallel to and across the street to make evening strolls easier and safer, he said. And, most significantly, a bright green bike lane will

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be painted intermittently along the middle of State to channel pedestrians and bicyclists away from one another. Dayton addressed what’s become perhaps the biggest problem with the otherwise highly praised promenade. “Right now, the cyclists are like, ‘Why are there pedestrians MIDDLE OF THE ROAD: Above is a City of Santa Barbara rendering for the center-of-the-street bike lane on the State Street Promenade. in my street?’ ” he said. “The pedestrians are like, ‘Why are bikes around That’s so bikers won’t think they have a comhere?’ There’s a lot of misunderstanding pletely unobstructed thoroughfare they can about where everyone should be.” The bike speed down without minding pedestrians, lane, Dayton explained, should take care who tend to wander into bike lanes. “We of that by funneling bikers to the middle want the cyclists to take the responsibility of the street and walkers to the edges and for not hitting anybody,” Dayton said. The sidewalks. project will be paid for with Measure C funds The lane itself will extend only 50 feet on that, pre-pandemic, would have been used either side of intersections, Dayton went on, on street maintenance that is now not taking instead of all the way through the blocks. place, he explained. —Tyler Hayden

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S.B. Unified to Stick with Distance Learning School Board Votes Unanimously to Hold Off on In-Person Hybrid Reopening until 2021

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ids in the Santa Barbara Unified School District will continue with full distance learning through January 19 of next year, the school board unanimously decided Tuesday night. “So essentially, we really have a lot to do to really be prepared to move into a hybrid situation that’s with fidelity and a healthy, safe return for students,” Boardmember Jackie Reid said skeptically about the upcoming November 9 hybrid reopening date option. “… It sounds to me like we don’t have enough staff to move into a hybrid model. How many staff would we need, and how would we hire them before three weeks from now?” The board had a choice between two options: Elementary schools could begin in-person hybrid models on November 9 and secondary schools on January 19, or all schools could continue distance-only learning and reopen in hybrid models January 19. November 9 is when the county is forecasted to be in the orange COVID-19 tier under California’s reopening metric, and January 19 is when the county is projected to be in either the orange or gold tiers, the least restrictive. The actual details of cohort sizes in the two-day-a-week in-person model were vague because the district would need to know exactly how many students will choose to return to an in-person cohort to do the

math on how many teachers, cohorts, and staff would be necessary at each school. But the vagueness of the cohort descriptions wasn’t the only reason the board voted against hybrid reopening of elementary schools on November 9. After sending out a few surveys, it was clear that the overwhelming majority of teachers are against reopening before January and most parents are, too. “Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve given a lot to teaching and to the students for 32 years,” said Barbara Barr, a 6th-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary. “At the last board meeting, somebody said that because I don’t know anybody who’s died from COVID, we should return to in-person learning. Well, I know someone. My father died from COVID in July.” Barr’s emotional comment included that her brother had not practiced proper pandemic precautions and inadvertently infected their father. She warned that students may bring the virus home and infect their family members and experience the same guilt and pain that her brother suffers from. She was just one of several who shared their personal losses from the virus and one of many teachers who spoke out against reopening in November. Over 700 people watched the meeting. Roughly 71 percent of staff at all levels of school said they preferred that students return to school on January 19. In contrast, about

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43 percent of parents with children across all school levels said they would prefer to begin in-person school on November 9. Seventy-five percent of staff and 71 percent of all district families responded to the survey. “I was prepared to vote for [reopening on November 9], but now I’m with my sister boardmembers to give this more time and get more ready,” Board President Laura Capps said. “But we are going to push. This is concerning hiring. I want us to be as bullish as possible when it comes to hiring. I don’t like the fact that we are not ready in part because we don’t have staffing.” But not everyone agreed with the board members. Several parents spoke out in frustration that the board hasn’t reopened faster. “I can hear the sincerity in all of your voices that you’ve been pulling this together for the kids, but the bottom line is you really have failed in the job of getting children back to school,” said Rosanne Crawford, a frequent speaker. “All the private schools and several districts have been back for a month…. And offering only two days a week is not acceptable. It is not enough time, and kids are getting damaged.” Despite many commenters’ pleas for reopening sooner, the lack of staffing and strong teacher disdain was enough to sway the board to vote for the later reopening unanin mously.

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The cause of May’s Hollister Fire, which burned 156 acres of coastal grazing land just west of Gaviota Beach, has been determined by County Fire investigators. Power lines owned and operated by SoCal Edison sparked the fire when a utility pole failed and fell down just off Hollister Ranch Road, blown by 30-mph north winds. “An energized conductor, connected to the utility pole, arced to the ground and ignited surrounding vegetation,” stated the Fire Department on 10/8. A new helicopter with three times the water-soaking ability of a Huey has joined the S.B. County Air Support Unit. Designated ’Copter 964, the new Firehawk carries state-of-the-art night-flight equipment, is more stable in high winds, can carry 12 passengers and two patients on stretchers, and flies at 218 mph. It will remain at Santa Ynez Airport for a month before heading out for more retrofitting. Direct Relief collected more than $1 million in donations for the Firehawk, which is slated to be in service ahead of the 2021 high fire season. Invasive yellow-fever mosquitoes, a ka “ankle biters,” have been detected in S.B. for the first time, according to the county’s Mosquito and Vector Management District. Specimens collected from a residence in the Hope neighborhood were confirmed as Aedes aegypti at the district’s lab, and county staff are now setting up traps, conducting property inspections, and passing out informational brochures in the surrounding area, a spokesperson said. The mosquito can transmit viruses such as Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya, as well as the virus that causes yellow fever, but these diseases are not locally transmitted in California, the district said. The roads around the county courthouse were closed for just over an hour on 10/8 while the Sheriff’s Office bomb squad maneuvered toward a black bag that had been left on the grass near the corner of Figueroa and Santa Barbara streets. The squad’s remote-controlled robot retrieved the bag, which turned out to contain art and school supplies.

COURTS & CRIME Zachary Coughlin, the man associated with the “mirror bus” seen around Isla Vista in May, was charged on 10/1 with 17 new felonies, including rape and kidnapping. Since Coughlin’s 5/18 arrest, detectives viewing his photographic and video files discovered what appeared to be sexual assaults against several women, two of whom have been identified. He remains in jail and his bail was raised to $1 million. Investigators are still identifying the victims, who can call Detective McGillivray at (805) 681-4175. Fidel Lorenzana Lopez, 27, was arrested and charged with numerous felonies, including attempted murder and assault with intent to commit rape, for an alleged attack on the 5400 block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta on 9/29. A Good Samaritan called 9-1-1 after hearing a call for help and seeing a partially clothed woman running toward a business near Hollister and Patterson. The woman’s injuries were serious, law enforcement stated, and she was treated at the scene. The silver Volkswagen Beetle she described was discovered shortly after on the 900 block of Ward Drive and the suspect apprehended a block away. He is being held on $1 million bail. n

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Drop Box Battle Begins

Secretary of State Issues Cease-and-Desist Warning over Unofficial Ballot Boxes by Nick Welsh hile many county elections officials throughout the state are up in arms about the Republican Party and other groups offering unofficial ballot drop-off boxes—located strategically by churches, gas stations, and gun shops — there’s no evidence of any such activity in Santa Barbara County. County Elections czar Joe Holland said he’d heard the local GOP intended to place such boxes around, but added, “We told them not to.” Greg Gandrud, head of the local Republican Party, stated, “The Santa Barbara County Republican Party is not operating any drop boxes” but added, “Ballot collection in California is currently legal.” Late this Monday, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued a cease-and-desist warning to any organizations operating such drop boxes, insisting that only county elections officials are authorized to provide that service. The head of California’s Republican Party, however, has challenged Padilla’s understanding of the law and has vowed to fight the Secretary of State—a star within statewide Democratic circles—in court. With fears about COVID-19 still running rampant — not to mention concerns about slow mail delivery—many counties are offering expanded drop-box service as an alternative way to vote early and safely. Santa Barbara County, for example, is providing 30 such drop boxes. (Republicans in Texas, by contrast, just prevailed in a bitterly fought legal battle allowing them to provide only one such drop box per county.) If drop boxes have not become the focus of partisan warfare in Santa Barbara, they have in Ventura, where elections chief Mark Lunn has blasted the use of unofficial drop boxes as “a concerted effort to deceive voters.” Official boxes, Lunn noted, are heavily fortified—some weighing 600 pounds —and cannot easily be broken into. Voters, he said, have no assurances that their votes will be counted if they deposit their ballots in unsanctioned boxes. Under state law, ballots can legally be “harvested,” meaning that third parties are allowed to turn in other people’s ballots, but

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only if those other people have signed letters of authorization first. That, however, is a separate issue from the use of drop boxes. Republican Party operatives argue they are trying to make voting more convenient and that all ballots collected—even those for Democratic candidates —would be turned in. Fueling this issue have been President Donald Trump’s frequent denunciations of mail-in voting and many of the surrogate voting schemes adopted by voting officials throughout the country in response to the pandemic. The worry has been that many voters will shy away from voting at polling places for fear of infection. Trump and his supporters have contended these alternatives are rife with fraud, though no data exists that supports that contention. In Santa Barbara, Holland has exhorted voters to vote early to ensure their ballots can be counted by Election Day, November 3. In fact, Holland mailed out ballots a week earlier than usual, causing a stink throughout the world of political candidates because their ballot statements didn’t get mailed out until a week later. How were voters able to make an informed decision, many challengers worried, if they voted early—as per Holland’s instructions—before reading the candidates’ statements? Holland’s exhortations appear to have paid off. To date, 47,000 ballots have been turned in and county elections expected another 5,000 by the end of Wednesday. Compared to the same time frame in the March primaries, Holland said, the county had 12,000 ballots. (In that election, voters—especially Democrats —were holding onto their ballots until the very end, waiting to see which presidential candidate still looked viable.) Of the ballots turned in, 30,000 were cast by mail. Of the drop boxes, the one on Calle Real is most popular, with 2,168 returns. The drop box at the county administration building has 1,395. Holland reports that 416 ballots were returned with no signature; county elections workers are reaching out to those to see if the problems can be resolved. In addition, 109 ballots are being reviewed because the signatures on the ballot don’t appear to match the signatures on n the voters’ voter registration forms.


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Twentysomethings, Latinx People Disproportionately Hit by Virus by Delaney Smith ncreasing pandemic safety messaging toward twentysomethings was just one of several recommendations that came out of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s breakdown of COVID-19 cases by demographic on Tuesday. The conclusions affirmed what most had already expected: Latinos are disproportionately affected by the virus, farmworkers specifically contract the virus at higher rates than those of other occupations — though general frontline workers also represent a large chunk of the cases — and people older than 70 die of the virus at much higher rates. These conclusions were just a small part of the larger quarterly report. Some of the statistics were more startling. Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso broke down the age of COVID-19–positive individuals by decade and revealed that those aged 20-29 have contracted the virus at higher rates than any other 10-year age group in the county. “These younger adults make up a large proportion of workers in frontline occupations in highly exposed industries,” Do-Reynoso said. “It is important to note that although the 70-and-up demographic has the lowest COVID-19 cases, this group also makes up a very small portion of the population.” The breakdown showed that those in their twenties make up 2,183 of the county’s 8,199 total cases. The next highest age group after that are those in their thirties, who make up 1,581 of the cases, and then those in their forties, who make up 1,280 of the cases. The large spike in younger cases, which could expand to more children as schools continue to reopen in person, has prompted Public Health to focus more on the younger age group. But just because the younger group is contracting the virus at higher rates does not mean they are dying at the same rates. Sixty-six percent of all COVID-19– related deaths in the area are those over

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TIME FOR CHANGE: “Here we are 50 years later, and we have all the same issues,” said Barney Melekian, chair of the National Police Foundation, which has formed a 17-person panel to study policing reforms and race.

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County Administrator Involved in National Effort to Address Race and Law Enforcement by Nick Welsh arney Melekian is not one for grand, sweeping statements, but he’s willing to make an exception about the mass upwelling of public outrage in the wake of the George Floyd killing. “We recognize it’s a pivotal moment in American history,” Melekian said. Melekian, a law enforcement professional with 36 years of experience, now serves as Santa Barbara County’s executive officer in charge of public safety. Before that, Melekian functioned as Sheriff Bill Brown’s wonky and politically savvy undersheriff. But the “we” to whom Melekian referred is the National Police Foundation, for which he now serves as chair of the board. Late last week, Melekian announced the foundation’s formation of a 17-person panel — scholars, criminologists, law enforcement professionals, and experts on mass incarceration — to study policing reforms and race. Most of the panelists, Melekian stressed, are African American. The purpose of the study, he said, is not to abolish or to defund the police so much as it is to reimagine the way policing is conducted so that it doesn’t give rise to such abiding distrust between Black communities and law enforcement. The National Police Foundation, Melekian noted, was founded 50 years ago with a $25 million endowment by the Ford Foundation in response to riots that had just broken out in Black communities throughout the United States, triggered, in most instances, by episodes of police violence. “Here we are 50 years later, and we have all the same issues,” Melekian noted. “It keeps happening. Have we not learned anything?” At the same time, Melekian said he personally has witnessed major transfor-

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H-2A Protocols cont’d from p. 13 Barbara joined in early September. The state provides 14-day hotel stays for farmworkers unable to quarantine at home after testing positive for or being exposed to COVID-19. The county provides transportation, meals, and wellness checks, which Zucker said are especially important for this demographic. The nonprofit Family Services Agency, a culturally and linguistically competent nonprofit, checks in on farmworkers, who are often newly arrived and non-English speaking, and assists with medical care and supplies. State law offers considerable workplace protections for farmworkers, and Cal/ OSHA issued specific guidance for COVID, but according to Zucker, the rules on the books are not the rules in the fields. Cal/ OSHA operates largely on a complaintdriven basis and given the dependency of the farmworker on the employer, abuses go unreported. When a complaint-driven inspection does occur, Cal/OSHA provides notice, allowing the employer to temporarily rectify the problem. Outside of these occasional announced inspections, farmworker advocates report no visible enforcement efforts. One of CAUSE’s priorities now is getting a dedicated hotline for farmworkers. Many factors, according to Zucker, support the creation of such a dedicated line, including the complexity of agricultural issues, language barriers, and the vulnerability of the farmworker population. The provision of adequate shade for breaks has always been an area of concern, and with COVID, the issue has become more critical. A worker-led action at Rancho Laguna Farms last spring, for which CAUSE provided legal and negotiating support, led to increased pay, a tripling of the amount of shade, and other benefits. For years, CAUSE has been working to address toilet and water issues in the fields,

which, like shade, have become even more important issues with COVID. CAUSE receives many complaints from workers that porta potties aren’t cleaned and that drinking water is not clean, cold, or readily accessible, and CAUSE will continue to advocate that S.B. County Public Health and Ventura County Public Health take action. More broadly, CAUSE continues its Safety Net for All campaign, which seeks systemic change — access to unemployment insurance and safety-net programs for undocumented immigrants. Farmworkers are working through the pandemic, just as they worked through the fires, according to Zucker, out of necessity. It is time that they are valued by society, Zucker emphasizes, and be made eligible for government assistance. While the pandemic continues, wildfires pose another danger for farmworkers. Instead of halting work when fires rage, growers sometimes want work intensified to get the crops harvested before the smoke ruins them. A new state mandate requires employers to supply proper masks when the air reaches the unhealthy zone (AQI 150+), and the state did ship about 1.4 million N-95 masks to agricultural commissioners, including 260,000 to Santa Barbara and 151,000 to Ventura counties. Davalos points to the silver lining in the first month of the pandemic, when there was wide public support for essential workers, including farmworkers, which enabled workers at Rancho Laguna Farms to amass 61,000 petition signatures in support of their demands, helping to pressure the employer into making concessions. Davalos laments that public support has waned as the pandemic slogs on, but CAUSE continues its critical advocacy for this vulnerable population providing essential services for n the entire community.

Barney M. cont’d from p. 12 and where law enforcement consistently values and protects Black life.” The foundation is not a membership organization; it does not rely on law enforcement agencies for membership dues. It does, however, contract with law enforcement agencies to do after-the-fact incident assessments and other forms of evaluation. “This isn’t about simple fixes,” Melekian stated. “It’s not about more training or should we ban chokeholds.” Instead, he said, it’s about examining the complex of causes that’s created the flashpoint that exists between the Black community and law enforcement. For example, Melekian said, the task force would look into union contracts and the extent to which they insulate law enforcement officers from disciplinary action. Some collective bargaining contracts require that officers involved in violent interactions with the public be allowed to watch videos of the event before answering questions from departmental

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superiors. Other contracts stipulate that such interviews cannot take place until two weeks after the precipitating event. “Everyone wants to blame the police, but many of these contracts are approved by city councils and mayors across the country,” Melekian said. Another issue to be addressed will be how certain calls for service come to the attention of the officers in the first place. “Someone might call in and say, ‘There’s a Hispanic male walking down the street. He doesn’t belong here,’” Melekian said. “And then we respond to that. Clearly, one of the areas we’ll need to be focusing on is dispatch. We need to triage these sorts of calls. What is the bias of the person calling us in the first place?” Melekian said neither he nor any of the other boardmembers of the foundation will be directly involved in the committee’s deliberations. “We don’t want to dictate or influence the outcome,” he said. “We want to go n wherever the science takes us.” INDEPENDENT.COM/VOTE2020

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by Nick Welsh t was a compelling tale of two developers. Almost immediately after last week’s Santa Barbara City Council debate over how hard to squeeze rental housing developers for more affordable units, one of State Street’s biggest landlords, Jim Knell of Sima Management, withdrew his application to build 34 rental units on the 700 block of State Street. Meanwhile, developer Peter Lewis doubled down on his plans to build 78 rental units behind the old Staples building on State’s 400 block, signing a 99-year lease for what once had been a Cadillac dealership. In style and temperament, Knell and Lewis — both active downtown business personalities for more than 30 years — could not be more different. Knell, a onetime swimming coach who long ago emerged as State Street’s “Mister Big,” is famous for peppering councilmembers with blistering critiques on everything from downtown homelessness to City Hall’s red tape. By contrast, Lewis has maintained a much more low-key approach. While Knell personifies the “big stick,” Lewis — an Indiana transplant who started the leather clothing company Firenze in the 1980s with just one sewing machine and $210 — embodies the “soft voice.” Both, however, have expressed serious concern at the likelihood that the City Council will increase “inclusionary housing” requirements — from 10 to 15 percent — for rental housing projects built as part of City Hall’s Average Unit-size Density (AUD) program, created seven years ago to incentivize developers to build rental housing. This increase, they argued, would have a chilling effect on the development of new housing. While the council took no action last week — even agreeing to spare the Central Business District (CBD) from any changes to the city’s inclusionary housing requirements — it was clear at least four councilmembers were eager for those changes. During an intense debate about what rates of return developers should be entitled to make on such developments, Councilmember Meagan Harmon voted for the compromise but only after detailing how uncomfortable she was about doing so. Councilmember Mike Jordan argued that without increased affordability requirements, the CBD would see only high-end luxury housing on par with the penthouse on the 12th floor of the Granada Building. The issue has become imbued with newfound urgency since most movers-and-shakers and civic activists have become convinced that only housing can save downtown. The multimillion-dollar question, of course, is: housing for whom? The AUD program was initially envisioned to entice developers to build rental housing by allowing greater densities and fewer parking spaces. The hope was this new housing would be “affordable by design” and create much-needed workforce housing. Since the program was launched in 2013, it has given rise to 24 market-rate projects, accounting for 321 units. Another 16 projects are now under construction that will translate into 181 units. In addition, the program gave rise to four government-subsidized housing projects home to 205 affordable units. All told, that’s 44 projects and 683 units. To the extent the AUD program got private developers to build rental housing — when for decades they built none — the program has been a screaming success. But critics complained the new market-rate units — typically $3,000-$4,500 a month — were far too expensive for most tenants. In response, the council voted last year to require that 10 percent of all AUD new units be rented at rates affordable to tenants falling within the so-called “missing middle,” defined as households making from $81,000-$105,000 a year. As to the issue of how expensive new AUD rental units are compared to the median prices citywide, there are no comprehensive numbers. But based on the limited numbers — based on the prices of four AUD projects — compiled by the City of Santa Barbara as of last October, the prices for AUD studios are $200-$1,000 more expensive than the city’s median studio, $600-$1,100 more expensive than the

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TWO SIDES OF SAME COIN: While downtown developers Peter Lewis (left) and Jim Knell could not be more different in style and temperament, both have expressed serious concern over potential changes to the city’s “inclusionary housing” requirements.

city’s median one-bedroom, and $600-$800 more expensive than the city’s median two-bedroom unit. Within the South Coast’s community of affordable housing advocates, this 10 percent inclusionary requirement has been dismissed as too little, too late. The push to 15 percent — the most the state legislature will allow without special permission — came as an effort to rectify what Councilmember Kristen Sneddon termed last week as “a giveaway” to housing developers. When Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez argued such requirements might kill new housing, Sneddon and Harmon countered that any additional costs would be offset by the additional incentives — such as new parking-optional rules — the council adopted this past summer. To date, only two housing developments have been proposed for State Street — one is Knell’s behind Restoration Hardware, and the other is Lewis’s. Both of these proposals — still in conceptual review — have been enthusiastically received by the Historic Landmarks Commission and the Planning Commission; both could possibly become vested before the council increases affordability requirements, should it decide to go that route. In the months ahead, members of the council will no doubt study both of these proposals — and the developers behind them — to determine whose bluff to call and, if so, how hard to push. Knell is not averse to going toe-to-toe with City Hall, having won several high-profile showdowns over the years. It’s not accidental the only orange building on State Street — at State and Haley streets — belongs to Knell. When Knell first proposed building 34 units behind Restoration Hardware, his plans got glowing reviews from City Hall. Since then, supporters of the Press Room have led an effort to save their favorite watering hole from Knell’s redevelopment project. After the council’s deliberations last week, Knell wasted little time emailing Councilmember Harmon. “You and the City Council have obviously made it clear you are not for housing,” he wrote. “You have failed to represent us. My response is no thank you!!! I will be pulling my project on the 700 block of State Street.” Around City Hall, there’s some speculation that Knell’s project would not pencil out financially, to which Knell replied, “What else would you expect them to say?” Knell objected City Hall had no business discussing what rate of return developers got. “We’re the ones absorbing all the risk,” he argued. “I’m the one putting $20 million down.” With statewide propositions on November’s ballot that could cause his property rates to increase and lead to rent

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control, Knell said the future was too uncertain to risk so large an investment. The price of downtown real estate, he said, is prohibitively expensive, and the cost to build — $500 a square foot, he stated — is even more so. While Knell charged City Hall has done nothing to improve things for business owners and property owners downtown, Lewis was quick to praise some of the changes City Hall has made: the State Street Promenade, for one, and the new parking-optional rule for new AUD developments, for another. “These are important changes,” he stated. “Super positive.” Still, Lewis said, he winces when councilmembers complain about “the high-end luxury housing” the AUD program is producing. “You go find me a bungalow downtown for less than $4,000,” he said. “The market is the market. Santa Barbara is just an expensive place to live.” As far as developers making out like bandits, he insisted, the margins are razor thin and the risks high. Lewis watched last week’s council deliberations with concern. “This shows me a clear majority are not committed to housing,” he said. “They’re more committed to a transactional view of government in which they have to extract something from the developer.” He added, “The class warfare doesn’t help produce housing.” Where Knell pulled the plug, Lewis signed a 99-year lease to secure the property even with all the uncertainty looming. “Where other people get scared, I get greedy,” Lewis said jokingly. The real reason, he said, is that good opportunities are few and far between; many become available, he added, only “in times of change and stress.” Unlike Knell, who has tenants at the 710 State Street site who are producing income, most of the land Lewis hopes to develop is currently vacant. If he scrapes the site, he’s not losing money. His pressures are not as intense. If all goes as he hopes, Lewis will build a new fourstory structure, 52 feet high. Of the 78 proposed rental units, 42 will be studios, he said. As for the space formerly occupied by Staples, he’s still considering his options. Lewis has been in the neighborhood more than 30 years. When he first built a factory on the 400 block of State Street for his leather clothing company, he noted he got permitted and built all within one year. “I’ve been here a long time,” he said. “We hope to be part of a renaissance for downtown, where people who live in Santa Barbara come downtown, work downtown, n and live downtown.”


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COVID SPIKE ‘LIKELY’ Dr. David Fisk Offers Insights into Therapies and Best Defense Against Virus by Jean Yamamura f it weren’t for the fever and cough breaking out in parts of the county, the busy streets and highways make it seem as if Santa Barbarans have put the worst of the coronavirus behind them. That’s what it looked like on the South Coast on October 5 when Cottage Health reported it had only two COVID-19 patients. Countywide, hospitalizations had steadily dropped from the 30s to the 20s, though they’ve risen in the past week. We asked Dr. David Fisk, a Johns Hopkins–trained infectious disease specialist, about the county’s prognosis. Fisk is medical director for infection control at Cottage and a Sansum Clinic doctor, and he took time from his patient load to give us some insight into this new coronavirus, what the medical world has learned, and what they expect this winter.

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Any theories on why the South Coast case rate dropped? Was it the hotter summer weather? I don’t think the hotter summer weather has played a significant role in the trends of COVID. Around the world, the warm-weather pattern has not reflected dramatically less spread. Studies show the virus is able to be transmitted as an airborne organism year-round, and it’s a little more effectively transferred when humidity rates are lower. I think the main explanations for why the South Coast COVID rate has dropped are due to increases in testing and increased availability of testing. This allows us to identify people earlier, and they can therefore be isolated if they have COVID. This is essential to reducing the spread of the virus. Also, people have taken seriously the guidance of masks and distancing. People are wearing masks, avoiding gatherings, and washing their hands more than ever. It helps protect our community. However, it’s likely the drop in COVID patients that we’re seeing in our region is temporary, and numbers will go back up in coming months. We’re seeing very, very concerning trends in the Midwest and other parts of the United States. They’re seeing all-time record highs in the number of cases, and hospitals are at or over capacity in some communities. Test positivity rates are as high as one in four people tested in states like Wisconsin. What have you learned about treating coronavirus since the first patients were diagnosed in April? We’ve learned more about how the virus behaves. We’ve quickly grown our expertise in COVID care and also in providing it in a way that is safe for our staff and for patients whose hospitalization is unrelated to COVID. As an organization, Cottage has learned how to adapt quickly to changing patient census and to build, construct, staff, and activate new care units when they’re needed. Can you tell us about the drugs, steroids, antibody serums, and other therapies we’ve all heard about? Treatment options continue to evolve as we learn more about the virus and review research. Each patient’s acuity, symptoms, and comorbidity considerations are different. They require evaluation for individualized care and a careful look at potential benefits and risks in each treatment option. Timing of the treatment is also a factor. We’ve seen positive outcomes in patients who have

been treated with dexamethasone [a steroid] and with remdesivir [a virus inhibitor]. We’ve observed that a combination of interferons [proteins released by the body in response to a virus] and ribavirin [an anti-viral agent] may provide benefits early in the course of treatment. We’re also studying the effectiveness of convalescent plasma [blood plasma containing antibodies from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19]. The knowledge is evolving as we collect more scientific data and we continue to adapt, so what we are doing months from now may look different. Prevention — precautions to stop the spread of the virus — remains our best defense. Once people are hospitalized, we’re dealing with a very serious illness. Are the treatments scarce or hard to get? Right now, none of the treatments we’re using are in scarcity mode. Medications we’re using now that were previously scarce BEST DEFENSE: “Prevention — precautions to stop the spread of the virus — remains our best have evolved to a point where hos- defense,” says Dr. David Fisk, Cottage Health’s director of infection prevention and control. “Once pitals can purchase them through people are hospitalized, we’re dealing with a very serious illness.” our regular channels. Convalescent plasma does have some limitations on supply, but in gen- but we also think physical distancing is playing a major eral, when we’ve wanted to use it, we’ve been able to get it. role in reducing the spread of flu. Flu remains a very lethal illness, killing 30,000 and The president was given an experimental antibody therapy sometimes 50,000 in a typical year in the United States. The from Regeneron. Is that available to hospitals in California? highest-risk group for deaths from influenza are pregnant Experimental drugs typically require entry into a clini- women, people with severe obesity, and the elderly. cal trial, and not all hospitals are enrolled in this trial. It’s an early Phase 2 drug and was given to fewer than What are doctors preparing for once businesses and schools 200 people in the Phase 1 clinical trial. But the technol- open up, or the holidays? The situation remains that ogy reflected in this monoclonal antibody is a concept COVID is present and active in our community. It is easily transmitted from person to person, and it spreads as an of therapy that may have significant potential. Cottage Health has a robust Research Institute and an airborne infection. The more our community businesses Institutional Review Board to review research protocols and schools open up, unfortunately and unavoidably, and protect patients. While we are not part of this clini- we’re going to see more COVID. So we have to be aware cal trial, we have participated in other clinical research of that and practice measures to protect ourselves and our related to COVID and continue to seek new opportuni- loved ones. ties for clinical study. Not every hospital throughout the state is equipped to do this level of research. What are your recommendations to make it through the winter safely? One, get your influenza vaccine. The vaccine is for If masks have helped lower infections, will the flu season everyone over the age of six months. Two, continue to wear a mask when you are outside be less severe if people continue to wear them? We now have quite good data showing that masks reduce the your immediate household, and indoors, wear a mask spread of COVID when worn by community members. when less than six feet from other people, including in an We don’t yet have comparable data on the spread of outdoor setting. Three, continue the protective measures that we’ve influenza and wearing masks outside of health-care settings. A flu vaccine will offer the best protection and developed in our community over the last several months. is especially important this year so we don’t find our This includes avoiding large group social gatherings — even with extended family and friends — where we know community battling flu and COVID at the same time. The hope for a mild flu season is largely based on many people can be infected from one person. Staying information we’re seeing in the Southern Hemisphere, within your household is the safest practice. which is already undergoing its flu season. The numbers If you begin to feel sick with cold, flu, or COVID sympfrom South Africa and Australia have been favorable, toms, stay home and call your health-care provider. n INDEPENDENT.COM/VOTE2020

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sorry for conservative school board candidates Brian Campbell and Elrawd MacLearn; they had no idea what kind of a woodchipper they fell into last week. That’s when they got into it with Starshine Roshell, free-floatingbright-light-about-town and columnist whose column appears in the Independent. Or maybe more precisely, when Roshell got into it with them. Roshell, it just so happens, is a strong supporter of Santa Barbara Unified school board president Laura Capps, now running for reelection. Very much opposed to Capps, and pretty much everything she stands for, are Campbell and MacLearn, who take a dim view of the new sex-ed curriculum just approved by the whole school board—not to mention the district’s ethnic studies program. They are clamoring instead for a curriculum that stresses more abstinence and parental involvement. What really bugged Starshine—who long ago ascended to the one-name status befitting all Santa Barbara celebrities—was the emergence of a new pseudo super PAC known as Impact Education, which has been spending significant amounts of money on behalf of Campbell and MacLearn, not to mention other conservatives in other school district races. Only now — way late — has any of the money raised by Impact Education turned up on the county’s Elections Division website.

Why it was so late is unclear. Impact Education blames County Elections czar Joe Holland for not having his act together. Holland has yet to respond. MacLearn, to his credit, actually listed a $5,000 check from the group in his financial reports, but said at the time he had no idea who he/she/it/they were, even though their donation constituted nearly half his total receipts. When you’re running for office, all gift horses must be looked in the mouth.

Campbell, as of deadline, still hadn’t reported having received any campaign donations to county elections officials, telling Independent reporter Delaney Smith that he hadn’t been doing any fundraising, so he had nothing to report. He also told her

he had no idea who or what Impact Education was. Yard signs with Campbell’s name on them have been sprouting up all over the South Coast like mushrooms after a rainstorm. Are we supposed to believe that just happened magically? Campbell has a sweet, rakish grin and, despite our past disagreement over the homeless hordes he alleged had overrun the Mesa, he can be a charming guy.

But Campbell’s explanation over campaign donations raises the broader question: Can he really be so clueless? When someone wants to oversee one of the most vital of all county functions—the education of 13,000 students—that’s a troubling question.   Santa Barbarans, as a rule, like to know

who’s buttering the bread of candidates. And when the school board has emerged as the de facto front lines where all cultural battles — race, sex, and gender — are being waged, this information is especially

germane. Starshine weighed in with a bazooka blast on Facebook, accusing everyone involved of being part of a vast right-wing conspiracy. “DON’T BE FOOLED,” she inveighed. “‘Impact Education,’ ‘Fair Education,’ and their school board candidates Brian Campbell & Elrawd MacLearn are far right-wing. They oppose our sex ed & ethnic studies curricula, actively support Trump —and lack the integrity to say so in their propaganda. They are using literacy as their Trojan horse.” Starshine, usually a bit more understated in her writing, was looking for an Adam’s apple to hit. Naturally, Campbell et al. were more than a little bent. Starshine, they objected, is part of the media. And the media is supposed to be neutral. Phones were ringing off the hook. The inviolable separation between church and state had been violated. Caught in the middle of all this chatter was Delaney Smith, perhaps the most patho-

logically dedicated education reporter the Santa Barbara Independent has ever had.

Smith writes about education as if the fate of the Western World rests on her words; yes, she has her opinions, but she takes excruciating pains to check them at the door. Smith is a reporter, not a columnist.

Starshine Roshell, by contrast, is a columnist. Her job is to be opinionated. More to the point, she is a freelance columnist —writing in the free market of ideas.  

While many columnists in Santa Barbara — luddites like myself, for example — have been slow to appreciate the

opportunities offered by the World Wide Web, Roshell was quick to seize upon their

potential. She created a vast network of contacts, friends, and associates. When she wondered if some phenomenon—like having to defecate while shopping at Target — had achieved the status of being “a thing,” she’d throw it out to her milky way of friends. But unlike reporters, Roshell the columnist and Roshell the person never pretended to be separate entities. Consequently, when Roshell the person got pissed that no filings from Impact Education had appeared yet, she availed herself of the network cultivated by Roshell the writer. Anyone running for office should know this. It’s really basic. Like knowing where your campaign donations come from. Something else they should have known: Don’t mess with Starshine. She is the one, after all, who single-handedly brought Target to Santa Barbara.

And not to belabor the obvious, but the only reason I managed to win Best Columnist this year—the first time ever in the history of eternity—is because Starshine threw the vote, sending out a Facebook blast to her minions to cast their ballots for me. See what I mean? Every vote counts. —Nick Welsh

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City Bike-Share?

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n September 16, the City of Santa Barbara’s Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) unanimously voted to deny a threeyear bike-share project with BCycle. HLC members found the entire project incompatible with El Pueblo Viejo because its docks would be slate black instead of Malaga green. Instead of being flexible and exploring how the HLC could support future decisions about bike-share dock locations in the historic district, the HLC voted to deny the entire project. Ultimately, the HLC decision fails to acknowledge the historic context of this collective moment: We are in the midst of a 100-year pandemic, at the beginning of a fire season that has already seen the worst documented wildfires in the western United States in recorded history, while we work to heal from a brutal history of racism and racial inequality that continues to this present day. In this moment, we do not have an urgent need for Malaga-green bike-share docks. However, we do have an urgent need for bold, intentional climate action that will advance social, economic, and environmental justice. The pilot project with BCycle will allow the city to learn how bike-share can best serve our diverse communities and to assess its role in advancing the city’s climate action goals, including the newly adopted target for carbon neutrality by 2035. One reason we preserve historic resources is to ensure that future generations can be connected to their history and carry it forward. We respectfully ask HLC members to reflect on their role and obligation to facilitate climate action with projects such as bikeshare, so the city can do its part to secure a livable climate for future generations. We encourage our mayor and City Councilmembers to overturn the HLC decision and approve the bike-share pilot project. —Cameron Gray, Transportation Team, Community Environmental Council

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ameron Gray’s critique of the Historic Landmarks Commission’s decision against a bike-share program in El Pueblo Viejo makes the decision seem petty and capricious, revolving solely around the color of bike docks. He is misinformed. It is well known and easily learned that the historic district remains the gem it is because there are standards for acceptable building materials, styles, lighting, signage, and, yes, colors. Why would a company propose a dock color known to be unacceptable to longstanding guidelines? This February, after City Council approval, staff reported to the Downtown Parking Committee: “locations for the docks will need to be identified, studied, and approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission.” Project approval was denied by HLC on four grounds: (1) the stationary equipment’s modern style, as well as the black color, are inconsistent with established guidelines; (2) the style is not compatible with El Pueblo Viejo’s distinctive architectural characteristics; (3) the applicant did not provide a location map for the docks as required; and (4) the applicant failed to provide enough information to determine if open space and landscaping requirements could be met. Mr. Gray claims the commission “fails to acknowledge the historic context of this col-

lective moment.” The very reason Santa Barbarans today have an El Pueblo Viejo to enjoy (and profit from) is due to the protections —large and small—provided by HLC oversight for over 60 years’ worth of “moments.” BCycle should have done its homework to learn the requirements for projects within El Pueblo Viejo. The company must (1) be flexible in the equipment clad color; (2) provide dock style options compatible with El Pueblo Viejo architecture; (3) consider dock locations off the State Street sidewalks where COVID-lockdown-induced foot traffic will be increased for the foreseeable future; (4) provide a proposed placement map for the district’s 300-350 docks; and (5) demonstrate their proposed dock locations will retain pedestrian open space and are amenable to landscape. It’s not all about color.

—Richard G. Closson, S.B.

No on Prop. 23

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am surprised by the Independent’s endorsement of Prop. 23. Everyone I know on kidney dialysis is against this proposition. It is not necessary to have a horribly expensive physician present at all times. A physician supervises the clinic, and a physician’s assistant is there eight hours a day. Two nurses are there whenever patients are being treated. All staff are trained in CPR, and 9-1-1 can respond quickly. Prop. 23 would increase costs without increasing patient safety. —David Deley, S.B.

No on Prop. 25

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’m very concerned about the Independent’s recent endorsement of Proposition 25. I am absolutely against cash bail. However, this dangerous proposition would severely target Black and brown individuals with a racist algorithm, leaving them in jail for longer and with no options for release. Other alternatives to bail have been proposed and should be implemented, such as the statewide legislation Pre-serving the Presumption of Innocence (PPI). Some groups advocating for No on Prop. 25 are ACLU SoCal, the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Union, Human Rights Watch, the NAACP, and more. —Tirosh Schneider, S.B.

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hank you for your endorsements. I’ll be sure to vote the exact opposite of each of —Daniel Fleury, S.B. your choices.

Measure L: No and Yes

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esidents of the Cold Spring School District will soon be voting on a proposed $7.8 million bond measure. I have decided to vote “no” on L2020. I have been a resident of the district since 1981 and an educator for 24 years. Our children attended Cold Spring School, and I care deeply about what it provides to our community. Once again, the district has failed to engage all of its residents. There has been no solicitation of community input. The district doesn’t want the residents involved in planning and decision-making—it only wants us to donate money or vote to tax ourselves. The district has been deficit spending for many years, pays full-time salaries for parttime work, and has administrative costs of


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letters cont’d about four times the national average. The lack of transparency and accountability, the poor planning, and the questionable financial decisions have eroded my confidence in the district’s leadership and stewardship of our tax dollars. Yes, of course I want the students and staff of Cold Spring School to have clean, safe, modern facilities in which to work and learn. I just do not trust the current Cold Spring School leadership with $7.8 million. I recommend that the other residents of the district vote no on L2020, too. For more information, see OurStudentsDeserve Better.com. —Katherine Davidson, S.B.

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he Cold Spring School district is a charming little community, which is why it is so upsetting to see false attacks and misrepresentations about the School Board, the school administration, and Measure L being spread on social media and in a letter to this paper. That letter, authored by a disgruntled ex-school boardmember, is full of lies and misrepresentations. It states that that “there has been no solicitation of community input.” In fact, the bond measure has been discussed at nearly every single school board meeting over the past year with ample opportunity for any community member to share their opinion. Moreover, the board conducted a survey of district residents that showed over 70 percent of stakeholders were in favor of a bond measure. The letter continues to say that “the district has been deficit spending for many years.” Another lie. Since Dr. Alzina was hired as superintendent/principal about four years ago, the district has had a budget surplus every year—while also growing the reserves over $1 million — despite the Thomas Fire, the debris flow that tragically took the lives of two students, and the pandemic. And through all of this, it has become the number-one-scoring elementary school district in California and won the prestigious Exemplary Arts Award. The only thing I agree with that letter is that I, too, would like “students and staff … to have clean, safe, and modern facilities in which to work and learn.” Our children deserve it. —Michael Marino, Trustee, Cold Spring School Board

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e live in troubled and contentious times where any name can be found to be offensive to somebody. Peach Street might offend someone allergic to

peaches. Some names, useful at first, lose their utility, like 5th Street, which the City replaced with the trendier name of Quinto. So in the interest of stability, I suggest new street names should be indecipherable and thus unobjectionable. I would start by renaming —Bill Marks, S.B. the APS Calle Covfefe.

Better Schools Need a Better Board

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he Independent has endorsed four incumbents for the Santa Barbara County Board of Education. As one of the challengers, I have difficulty with the Independent’s narrative. The first is labeling all the challengers “ideological, right-wing conservatives” and stating we want to cause “confusion” and “mischief.” It is regrettable the Independent feels the need to politicize school board races. I realize we’re running in a presidential year where partisan politics dominate media coverage. We must not allow national politics to get entangled with our schools’ problems, obscuring the real issues and challenges. Perhaps one reason we can’t improve school performance is that we allow partisan politics to divide us, so genuine reforms and solutions take a back seat to name-calling and partisanship. Second, I disagree with the chief rationale for these endorsements: “Why mess with success.” Does the Independent really believe the public schools in the county are performing well? By almost every measure, practically every major school district is failing most students. Test scores for many are well below proficient; in some districts, at least 70 percent of the students are below grade level in math, reading, and writing. The Independent cited the agency’s fine performance “presiding over homeless and foster youth education.” Do they know that of the 175 students the agency directly oversaw in 2018-19, zero percent met the standards for math proficiency and 5 percent for English? Voters deserve better schools than they are getting. This can’t happen if the same people who oversaw this —Lou Segal, S.B. sharp decline are kept in office.

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Paul F. Glenn 1930 - 2020

Paul F. Glenn was wellknown among commodity traders and medical researchers. He deftly handled the double-edged sword of long and short positions in volatile commodities markets which enabled him to reach another of his goals beyond financial success: philanthropy in medical research. Paul Foss Glenn was born and raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (’48), Princeton University (’52) and Harvard Law School (’55). Although he passed both the New York and Pennsylvania bar exams, Paul had already decided he wanted to trade commodity futures rather than practice law. As a co-founder of the Bull and Bear Club of Harvard Law School, Paul had become increasingly interested in investing. In 1956 he joined Dean Witter & Co. launching a career spanning almost six decades trading commodity futures. He became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and other commodity exchanges, and played a key role in the creation of several commodity trading firms. With his success, Paul broadened his investment activities to include oil and gas exploration, venture capital and other areas; co-founding Cycad Group, a venture capital firm in Santa Barbara, California. Paul was a passionate gardener, creating a widely recognized garden of almost 4 acres at his Montecito 22

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home largely devoted to cycads, succulents, palms, and araucaria among the native coastal live oaks. He was an avid golfer and member of several golf clubs during his life including Winged Foot Golf Club, and Paradise Valley Country Club, and was a member of both Birnam Wood Golf Club and The Valley Club of Montecito at the time of his death. Paul often lamented that the hundreds of golf clubs he owned were defective and were his real handicap. Typically dressed in particularly colorful shirts and one-of-a-kind trousers when he played, he claimed they helped to distract opponents. He enjoyed watching movies, ranging from Godzilla to The Godfather to Singin’ in the Rain. Together with three law school classmates he formed a barbershop quartet that performed as the “Dodos;” cutting an album and singing at events throughout the greater Boston area. Paul’s knack for timing and humor was as great as a stand-up comic. As a philosophy major at Princeton, Paul developed strong opinions supporting the moral arguments for property rights, rule of law, capitalism and individual responsibility. Early on he decided he wanted to improve the human condition in some significant way, and to leave the world “in a bit better shape than I found it.” An only grandson of aging grandparents, Paul witnessed the challenges of aging and age-related diseases first hand. The experience left an imprint that formed the basis of his future philanthropic focus. In 1965, he founded the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research with the mission “to extend the healthy years of life through research on mechanisms of biology

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that govern normal human aging and its related physiological decline, with the objective of translating research into interventions that will extend healthspan with lifespan.” His financial support allowed the Glenn Foundation to establish Paul F. Glenn Centers for the Biology of Aging Research at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the Salk Institute, the Mayo Clinic, Princeton, Einstein College of Medicine, University of Michigan and the Buck Institute. Through these Centers and other programmatic activity, the Glenn Foundation has funded more than $100 Million in basic research. As Paul liked to remind us, he was the youngest member of the American Gerontological Society when he joined. Paul served on the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the American Aging Association, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), and a founding Trustee of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. In recent years, Paul was a resident of Casa Dorinda, a retirement community in Montecito, California. He died on September 29, 2020 at the age of 89. Paul was fond of referencing the epitaph on the tombstone of an old Arizona cowboy: “Jack Slade. Done His Damnedest,” and then pointing out “Paul F. Glenn done his damnedest too.” Above all, Paul F. Glenn was a gentleman —kind, generous and compassionate. He will be missed by all who knew him. Paul has endowed the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to carry on its mission in perpetuity. Due to Covid-19 an event celebrating Paul’s life will take place at a later date.

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Mary Lee Kellogg

3/30/1927 - 9/25/2020

Mary Lee Kellogg passed away peacefully on September 25th, 2020 at the age of 93. Mary was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and had 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1949 with her husband, Herb and never left. Mary worked many years for the family business, Kellogg’s Men’s Wear, all while raising 6 children. An avid golfer, mom was a longtime member of the SB Women’s Golf Club. She had 9 “holes-in-one” at SB Community Golf Course, her last one at the age of 83. She attributed this accomplishment to “Irish Luck”. She was Irish thru and thru and was very proud of her heritage. Green, of course, was her favorite color! Mom was known for her spunk, quick wit, humor and strong work ethic. If there was a job to do, she got it done. She loved working in her yard and was continuously updating the house with dad. Mom and dad hosted many bbq’s, parties, and large events with family and friends in their beautiful backyard. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Herb and daughters Sharon and Rosie. She is survived by her 5 children: Kathy Kellogg, Happy (Ed) Schroeder, Laurie (Keith) Crowe, Danny (Stevie) Kellogg, and Peggy (Brian) MacIsaac. Mary was blessed with 13 grandchil-

dren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way. One of her wishes for when she passed was to have a mass celebrating her life at the Old Mission. We are able to honor that by having a private service there. The family would like to thank her many caregivers and Heritage House Staff, who took care of her these past years while she battled Alzheimer’s. Donations can be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Sjovold, Carl

6/13/1941 - 9/19/2020

Carl passed away Sept. 19th. He was born in Santa Barbara June 13, 1941, the 4th child of Gurine and Harold. He attended local schools.  Graduated from Santa Barbara High in 1960.  “Once a Don, Always a Don”.  Graduated from UCSB.  Served four years in the United States Navy.   Worked for the U.S. postal service for 30 years.   Carl’s favorite recreational activities were hunting, fishing and hiking the mountains of SB county and Idaho and camping with family. He leaves behind his wife, Renita, son Adam (D’Ann); daughter, Carly (Robert) Hallatt; grandchildren Gavin Lanini, Presley Hallatt, Crew Sjovold; stepgrandchildren Cadence and Curren Hollister.  A private celebration of life was held by the family.” Continued on p.24


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WORKERS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE or many, America is a worldwide emblem of free-

dom; however, racism has been part of our culture for more than 400 years. From the near eradication and subjugation of Indigenous peoples to the enslavement of kidnapped Africans, we have permitted these past injustices to evolve and remain pervasive throughout our systems. Some may deny that racism remains a prevalent problem or refuse to acknowledge the need to dismantle systems established by our forebears. However, the statement “I am not racist” is not sufficient to fight racism. By not actively fighting against racist policies and systems, we are complicit in supporting them. The institutions that structure our society have racism ingrained within them. In the education system, nonwhite schools are less well funded; in the banking and housing systems, Black borrowers — even when financially stable — are disproportionately denied mortgages and redlined out of homes in white areas; in the justice sector, Black people are incarcerated at 5-10 times the rate of white people; and in policing, numerous videos have shown us that George Floyd’s murder, under color of law, is but one of many. These injustices, while sometimes less obvious in the health-care system, are no less pernicious. There is a severe shortage of medical facilities, doctors, and pharmacies in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities. This limited access to primary care causes increased illness severity, often requiring hospitalization. Fresh, healthy food options are less available in Black communities, leading to poor nutrition — which contributes to higher rates of diabetes, immune compromise, and adverse cardiovascular events. These communities are often situated near hazardous waste dumps or industrial polluters, leading to higher incidences of asthma and cancer. Such societal constructs lead to subpar medical care and relatively poorer health. What happens when the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color get through the systemic gauntlet and into a hospital? Consider these statistics: Both infant and maternal mortal-

ity rates are significantly higher in the Black population — irrespective of income or education. Black and Latino patients presenting to emergency rooms with heart failure are less likely to be admitted to the cardiology service. Black patients have longer wait times for kidney transplants. Our health-care system spends more money per capita on white patients, yet Black mortality rates are higher from diabetes, asthma, cancer, and more. Indeed, these health-care inequities are prevalent right here in our community. In Santa Barbara county, 18 percent of Latino and 9 percent of Black individuals are uninsured compared to only 4 percent of white individuals. Among infants, 15 percent of Black babies in the county have a low birth weight, while Latino and white infants have rates of 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Per 100,000 persons, the rate of preventable hospitalizations for Black patients is 1,216 compared to 501 for white patients and 320 for Latino patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the depth of these disparities. While 1 in 1,020 Black Americans, 1 in 1,220 Indigenous Americans, and 1 in 1,540 Latino Americans have died, the death rate for white Americans is 1 in 2,150. One contributing factor is likely that Black and Latino workers disproportionately hold low-wage “essential jobs” — work that involves close contact for long hours. A commonly cited explanation of adverse health outcomes is genetic differences between races. However, studies have repeatedly found more genetic variation within racial groups than between them. Furthermore, eugenics theories have, historically, been advanced to justify racist policy preferences. In the American medical community, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the widespread, coerced sterilization of Black women are but two examples. A wealth of research demonstrates that health differences are more likely due to the experience of being Black. Beyond the systemic issues previously mentioned, Black people experience health disparities caused by the physical effects (e.g., elevated cortisol levels) of daily chronic stress due to microaggressions, humiliations, fear of police encounters,

and incarceration. These are the cultural underpinnings of structural racism. Structural racism, according to the Aspen Institute, is “a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in … reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity.” In health care, this is manifested in myriad ways: assumptions in medical textbooks, the skin color of resuscitation manikins, and Black or Latino underrepresentation in medical schools. This underrepresentation further contributes to inequities in health outcomes. For example, Black infants are far likelier to survive hospitalization when cared for by Black physicians. Implicit bias on the part of physicians plays a role, too — a consequence of growing up with our culture’s messages. This doesn’t mean a health-care worker is overtly, or even consciously, racist — simply unaware of bias. To change these attitudes, we have to first be aware of them. We must challenge and rebuild our current biased health-care system. Structural racism is a determinant of health, whether through deprivation, discrimination, toxic exposure, or poor care. To be true to our calling, health-care workers must actively seek ways to ameliorate these negative outcomes. This should be addressed at every level, starting with acknowledgement of the problem and ending with equitable health care for all. As health-care workers, we need to recognize that structural racism is embedded in our society and directly causes disparities in health-care access and outcomes. We must name racism as the public health emergency that it is and work actively to dismantle current systems that perpetuate it. Part of our work as healers is to be the change we wish to see by inspiring action at the local, state, and national level to establish an anti-racist health-care environment. The authors — Kristin Fontes, MD; Iraa Guleria; Lamont Hunter, MPH, PA-C; Paty A. Iniguez; James Kahn, MD; Morgan Leafe, MD, MHA; and Bethany Wood, RN — are members of the Santa Barbara Healthcare Workers for Racial Justice. They can be contacted at sbracialjustice@ gmail.com.

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At 100 years of age, Otis T. Stout passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 25,2020 in Pacific Grove, CA. His kindness, sense of humor, and positive spirit had a way of charming everyone around him. He’s going to be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Otis was the second of five children born to his parents, Floyd and Irene. He grew up in a dugout house in the Texas panhandle, going to a one-room school house by horse and buggy. As a teenager and young adult, he enjoyed playing basketball and going to the closest ‘big’ town for dances. He met his future wife, Norma Armstrong (Stout), when she was working at the local diner. He invited her to go dancing. Soon after, they both joined the armed services to aid the US efforts in WWII. Otis joined the 8th Air Force and became a tail gunner in a B-17 flying fortress. He was stationed in Molesworth, England and for over 18 months his bomb group led missions over Germany. When Otis returned to the United States, he continued his service for a short time in the Air Force. He and Norma met up in Louisiana while they were both on leave and were married on April 19, 1945. Once out of the service, they returned to the Texas panhandle and began their family. Their daughters 24

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Gwynn and Regina (Jane) were born there. Otis always had a way with horses, but it was difficult to find ranch work in the area, so they moved out to California to raise their family. They settled in Santa Barbara in the mid-1950’s. Over the next 30-40 years Otis found work managing several different ranches in the area from Montecito to Hollister Ranch. He worked hard and enjoyed what he did. When he retired, he and his buddy leased some land and got a head of cattle to run. He was on his horse just about every day until the age of 88. Norma passed away in 2003 and he lived alone until 2015 when he moved in with his grandson, Chris, and family in Monterey, CA. In his later years Otis continued to surprise his family with previously unrevealed talents: he could cut a rug like no one’s business, he’d know every domino or card in your hand within a few turns, he’d clean the pool table like a pool shark after not having played in 50+ years, he’d rock a greatgrandbaby to sleep like a pro, and up to the very end, he knew what every grandchild and great-grandchild was up to. Otis is survived by his daughter Regina, grandson Chris (Nancy) Stout, granddaughter Nicole Steel, granddaughter Natalie (Paul) Caruso, and great-grandchildren Finn, Owen, Maeve, Ethan, Darby, Reese, and Evan. When Otis boarded a ship in England to return home from the war, he sent a telegram to his parents that said, “Put the bean pot on, I’m coming home.” I think Otis would want everyone to enjoy a good bowl of beans and know he’s at peace.

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Jim grew up with his parents, Paul Edwin Huebner and Anne Follis Huebner in Palos Verdes Estates, CA and graduated from Palos Verdes High School. Passionate about the culture, surf, and language of Mexico, Jim graduated from UCSB with a BA in Latin American & Iberian Studies. Jim was fluent in Spanish and read extensively in that language. Jim lived on the Hollister Ranch for 17 years & also loved surfing in mainland Mexico. All who ever encountered Jim, enjoyed his incredible sense of humor, a talent he learned from his father. Jim will never be forgotten by his family and a circle of friends that loved him dearly, that embraced him during his darkest times, and a daughter who showed deep wisdom, compassion and love for her father in his greatest time of need. He countered his demons with an unparalleled charm and sense of humor that brought great joy to all who knew him. He found great solace in the ocean, backpacking in the Eastern Sierras and picking just the right rocks to build beautiful stone walls that will stand in remembrance of a man who was loved by many and will be missed by all. Jim is survived by his daughter Sofia Huebner & her mother Amy CaleHuebner. His brother Bruce Huebner, sister Carol Wetzel and mother Nancy Huebner. Paddle out TBD please contact caleproductions@ gmail.com for more info.

Joseph William Duwell passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 7 with his daughter by his side. He was two days shy of his 95th birthday. Joe was born in Germany. In 1950 he immigrated to Canada where he created the Lake Eden Resort. He later immigrated to California. Joe was an entrepreneur, real estate developer, and restaurateur. Many Santa Barbara residents may remember him as the proprietor of the Dutch Garden Restaurant from 1966 – 1977. Joe survived his two younger siblings and his dear wife of 62 years, Ruth. He is survived by daughter Sylvia Faulk (Rob), grandchildren Ryan Faulk (Rachel), Carissa Wilburn (Zach), and two great-granddaughters.

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Sheryl Trevethan-Scott 7/1/1967 - 7/13/2020

Sheryl Trevethan-Scott (Mary Sheryl) first graced this earth on July 1, 1967. Born the fifth child in San Jose, California to Ron and Mary Trevethan, it took less than a week before her Grandpa T nicknamed her Sunny: as a ray of sunshine was beaming within her. This spirit of joy would continue through her life, and up to her very last days on earth. Sheryl was the great-great

grand-daughter of the first president of Panama (from her mother’s lineage) and her Trevethan roots dated to the first land grant owners and pioneers of California (1820-1840). Today, Trevethan Avenue in Santa Cruz and Pacheco Pass mark some of the areas of her ancestors’ homes. Eventually, her father’s joint purchase of property in the San Juan Islands, Washington, would become what is now Trevethan Lane. Just after the age of one, Sheryl and her family moved to Santa Barbara; and Carpinteria would be Sheryl’s home from kindergarten through 12th grade. She excelled in school, sports and music. In high school, she earned top academic honors, was Editor of the Year-book and a member of the Muses. After graduation, she became an exceptional skier and her love for learning, education, music and reading continued—as wellas-her running. She trained for four marathons with her best friend and younger sister Carol Ann and husband Chris. Sheryl ran the International Las Vegas Marathon (2000), Suzuki Rock’N’Roll Marathon (San Diego, 2000), Santa Barbara’s first Pier to Peak, and the ING New York City Marathon (2003). After a foot injury, Sheryl became an avid Bikram Yogi for many years. She loved reading books by the Dalai Lama and was instrumental in having her sisters Carol and Monica, brother Patrick and niece Mary-Grace join her in a Los Angeles walk with His Holiness Dalai Lama. Sheryl was of the mind that life on earth was not just a spiritual experience: but that we were spiritual beings having a human experience. Sheryl delighted herself daily in natural beauty and found the presence of God in the wonders of nature.


obituaries Devoted to her Shih Tzu, Mac, “Macaroni,” Sheryl had a symbiotic LOVE relationship with him for 18 years. As well she had an exceptional love for animals and the homeless, often sharing homemade goodies and a warm touch. She was extremely compassionate—always willing to listen to one’s joys or sorrows and she lived life with an integrity that honored and respected all. Married and living in Santa Barbara over 32 years, Sheryl’s volunteer work spanned decades and genres. Some of her community service included: Volunteering with Guide Dogs for the Blind, Goodwill, Food Bank, PATH, SB Rescue Mission and the Santa Barbara Old Mission. Her entire life, Sheryl had a wonderful mind and memory. Her everyday walks of miles on State Street, Cabrillo Boulevard or up Milpas Street always included her million-dollar smile and a sweet hello to the many people she knew by name. As a couple, she and Chris traveled extensively… together they enjoyed countless hikes, bike rides and kayaking locally, and were just as active while on their numerous trips to Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Hawaii and Alaska. It was their dream and goal to retire on their property in Coos Bay, Oregon. Sheryl was a devoted and gracious wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She is preceded in death by her loving parents Mary Esther Hill and Ron T, and her adoring brothers Ron and Patrick Trevethan. Sheryl leaves behind her beloved husband Chris; beloved daughter Alicia Marie Sinclair; sons

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Christopher and Patrick, grandchildren Gabriel Munoz, Andrew, Nathaniel and Zachariah McGrew and Tori Scott; and her sisters Monica Langhorne, Linda Keasler and Carol Ann Trevethan. As well, our darling Sheryl is survived by stepsisters and brother Bonnie, Nickie and Tommy Adams, along with many loved and treasured nieces, great-nieces, nephews, cousins and heartfelt friends. Sheryl exemplified Grace, Joy and God’s unconditional love to all May we follow her example. Fr. Dan Lackie of SBOM will officiate a Service and Celebration of Life for Sheryl at the Santa Barbara Rose Garden, tentatively planned for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.

Susan Elizabeth Shank 12/23/1938 - 1/5/2020

Susan loved: Learning, sports, and visiting new places. Being outdoors in the sun and near the ocean. Playing bridge and talking politics. Her post-retirement business card read: world traveler, bridge player, financial advisor. Susan Elizabeth Shank, daughter of Donald Jay and Ruth Rabe Shank, grew up in Scarsdale, NY. She loved to travel. Her first trip was with her Girl Scout troop “The Ten Troopers,”—

a summer tour of Europe where her troop met with other scouting groups. Travel became a life-long passion. Her father was involved in education and politics, and their close relationship inspired Susan to be curious, study hard, and be passionate about making a positive impact on the world. He shared his love of the ocean with his children, and they have passed it on. Susan was exceptionally proud of her “baby brother,” Dr. Peter Rabe Shank, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science at Brown University, and loved to brag about him and his achievements. Susan attended Cornell University’s College of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she graduated in 1960. She remained lifelong friends with Alpha Phi sorority sisters Jane (Finnegan) Kocmoud and Kay (Sullivan) Abrams. She was a dedicated career civil servant who worked for the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics starting in the Kennedy administration in DC, moving to the San Francisco regional office for many years, and then back to DC until her retirement in 1994. She kicked off her retirement with a round-theworld trip with both her daughters, and never wanted to stop! She continued to travel into her mid-seventies. Among her favorite destinations were Turkey, Australia, and the Mayan ruins of Central America. She loved to research each adventure, and often financed trips for her traveling companions. Susan was active in civil rights, social justice, and feminism throughout her life. In the early days of the Kennedy administration, she volunteered to travel

on weekends to small cities in the South, meeting with local community action agencies to prepare contracts funding some of the first Head Start programs providing pre-school education for poor children. In later years, she volunteered to teach reading to underprivileged kids in DC, worked on the Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury, and served as the co-President of the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara. Susan married Kenneth Clay Holland Sr. in 1963. Together they raised two daughters (Jennifer and Sherry Holland) and her stepson Ken Jr. (Fritz). Susan lived her final years on the Mesa in Santa Barbara, CA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. She enjoyed many walks along the bluffs of the Douglas Family Preserve with friends, family, neighbors, and her sheltie, Melbourne. She was a fan of most sports. She played tennis in her younger days, and was an active spectator throughout her life. Susan was proud to have traveled the world to attend all four Grand Slam tournaments. Just last March, Susan and Jane Kocmoud attended the finals of the BNP Paribas Open tournament near Palm Springs. She also loved both men’s and women’s basketball, and attended many LA Sparks games. Susan was known as an exceptionally strong and independent woman who lived life on her terms. She will be remembered as a loyal and generous friend, fierce supporter of women’s rights and social justice, lover of the ocean, the sun on her face, adventure, and her family. She is survived by her daughters Jennifer and Sherry Holland and their

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families, her stepson Ken Jr., her brother Peter (Kathy) Shank, her nephew Jonathan (Paige) Shank, and their boys Dylan and Benji. Also, her cousin Kim (Stephanie) Liotta-Atkinson, their girls Quinn and Annika, and an extended family who gathered for Rabe family reunions at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Her circle of friends included Ken and Mara Holland, Jane Kocmoud, Diane Rivera, Jan Porter, Kay Coats, Lois Orr, Jane Benefield, Sabine French, Allyson Jones, Barbara Tennison, Austin and Suzanne Cohen. She was predeceased by her nephew, Jeffrey Shank. Susan’s daughters are grateful to Annie, Minnie and a host of other caregivers who allowed her to stay at home until the end, and treated her with compassion, kindness, and respect. The family is planning a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to one of the causes Susan supported: LWVSB https://my.lwv.org/ california/santa-barbara/ donate The Jeffrey Shank ’02 Endowed Scholarship at the Moses Brown School https:// mosesbrown.myschoolapp. com/page/giveonline?siteId=1322&ssl=1 The Peter Rabe Shank, Ph.D. Medical Scholarship (established by Susan in honor of her brother) http://brown. edu/go/shank-scholarship Das Williams’ reelection campaign https://secure.actblue.com/donate/das-williamsfor-supervisor-2020-1

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Coast and incarceration of Japanese-American citizens and legal residents into “relocation camps” during World War II. The personal histories of these individuals were interesting, but I filled in the chronology by a very close reading of bound copies of the News-Press from the early 1940s. It was while doing this research that I became familiar with the activities and opinions of the state senator from Santa Barbara, Clarence Ward. First, as a leader in advocating the removal of Japanese-Americans from California and later as a champion for permanently barring their return, Ward was a vicious racist and political opportunist. Historians of the period, I later learned, named him as the virtual leader of anti-Japanese-American forces within the state. Some years later, as the University of California at Santa Barbara was being created, a short stretch of state highway was named Clarence Ward Memorial Boulevard — at the entrance to the university! I have written about this a few times over the years, hoping that some students and faculty at the university might take up this issue and get the name changed. It is a tragic stain on local memory and a shameful association for the university. Street names and historical memory have been an issue recently in Santa Barbara and will be again. In the late 1990s Calle César Chávez was created by taking a part of Salsipuedes Street. I was an admirer of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta and a supporter of the United Farm Workers. I was an organizer for the lettuce boycott in Santa Barbara in 1971. I was glad to see Chávez honored but dubious about removing another street name that has real local merit and character. Similarly, a street named for Dolores Huerta is appealing, but choosing the right place and the right street is important. Replacing San Andres Street with her name is a poor idea. Also, memorials are usually created after a person has died, and Huerta is alive and hopefully will be for a long time. When the time comes, Santa Barbara will create a memorial of an appropriate type for Dolores Huerta. If a road is desirable, I can think of a piece of highway n that could use a new name.

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“[This year] has been especially challenging for everyone, and grocery stores being named an essential service forced us to work even harder to provide for our community,” said Santa Cruz Market owner Tom Modugno. “We endured some angry, frustrated, and unhinged people needing to blame someone for all this madness. We also witnessed some local samaritans providing for their neighbors anonymously with huge acts of kindness. Being voted Best Corner Store this year means a lot to us, more than ever.” Runner-Up: Cantwell’s Market & Deli

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With so many hitches in the food chain as a result of the pandemic, it’s comforting to see our local bounty still going strong. The first farmers’ market was held at the Santa Barbara Mission in 1979 and was among one of the first 20 farmers’ markets in the State of California. The nonprofit Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market Association was founded in 1983, and today the 120 grower members have six markets throughout the county, six days a week. Runner-Up: Tri-County Produce

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“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your vote is really for the amazing people at this company. Thanks for voting for all of them,” said co-owner/CEO Michael Palmer. “It’s challenging. In a business dominated by investor-owned companies, most of whom don’t even make their own products, we’re a family business who

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With dozens of flavors (Birthday Cupcake Batter, Rocket Pop Sorbet, Iced Coffee NSA, and the new Honey Roasted Peanut are but a few) and a delightful assortment of toppings to choose from, the possible combinations at Yogurtland are endless. They even have a new “froyo it forward” program to donate special treats to frontline workers and everyday heroes. It’s no wonder that Yogurtland has been our readers’ choice for best frozen yogurt shop for several years running. Runner-Up: Mission Street Ice Cream

Doughnut Shop Hook & Press

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Co-owners John Burnett and Denisse Salinas were excited to win Best Doughnut Shop for the second year in a row. “Hopefully it means we have succeeded in making our customers feel like family, which is something we always strive for,” said Burnett. “Yes, we make doughnuts and serve coffee, but what we really aim to provide is a welcoming, happy place to enjoy special moments with friends and loved ones.” Runner-Up: Spudnuts Donuts

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“Getting this recognition in the Santa Barbara Independent is so exciting and rewarding for our teams,” said CEO Pat Egan. “Our two shop managers from the Santa Barbara stores have been a part of the See’s family for a total of 49 years combined and have a loyal customer base. They work hard to be the best, and it’s great to see it recognized. We truly appreciate all of our See’s fans and could not be more hon ored to receive this recognition.” Runner-Up: Chocolate Maya

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“I still remember when we first opened, and we had this customer who came in for a chocolate croissant. She left, and then came back to the store 30 seconds later asking for four more. She was super excited and wanted to share this novelty with her friend,” said CEO/Executive Pastry Chef Renaud Gonthier. “This is what we are trying to do every day, create an experience.” Runner-Up: Jeannine’s Restaurant & Bakery

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“Being the best for us means achieving a high standard of quality and service, which has always been our goal,” said GM Alex Natrielli. “It’s also an incentive to continue improving and offering a unique product and service to our customers. The relationship with our customers has been built over the years to offer a warm and familiar environment. We are honored and grateful for everyone who voted for us. You are the reason for all our efforts to always do the best.”

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Consistently earning best bagel bragging rights since it opened in 1995, Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels is your go-to spot for yummy wheels of deliciousness in every flavor imaginable. “Great food. Fast service. Great outdoor seating,” said reader Zoe. “It’s cheap and easy to grab in the mornings to start the day, and the selection is broad and fresh,” said reader Kailyn. With locations in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, Jack’s is the closest thing you’ll get to New York here at home.

Runner-Up: Oat Bakery

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Crushcakes crushed our readers’ votes once again! Though the Carpinteria location closed this year, owner Shannon M. Gaston said the Goleta and Santa Barbara cafés have been going strong. “We stayed open through COVID doing our entire menu as takeout and delivery, and we added additional patio space for outdoor dining.” After their Black Lives Matter artwork was defaced, Gaston started a new project called C2C (Crushcakes 2 Communities), donating

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After 36 years as Goleta’s favorite beachfront spot, Beachside Bar Café has certainly nailed its winning combination of food, fun, atmosphere, and ambience. This perennial winner sits just above the sand and Goleta Pier, and serves expertly prepared fish and other items for lunch and dinner in the tropical-style dining room, on the glass-walled open-air patio, at the oyster bar, or in the big, full-service bar — all with wide views of the ocean and sandy beach.

Rincon Brewery

“Their food is always delicious and beer is always refreshing,” said reader Diana. “During this pandemic they have proven to place the health of customers and staff above everything to ensure we can still dine in and feel some sort of normalcy. I appreciate them so much.” She’s obviously not alone in her gratitude for Rincon Brewery, which opened its doors in Carpinteria in 2014. This summer they opened a craft tap room in the Funk Zone, as well. Runner-Up: The Palms

Isla Vista Restaurant Freebirds World Burrito

879 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista; w(805) 968-0123 Catering to the late-night cravings of hungry college students since 1987, the original branch of this now successful chain is still locally owned and still churning out some of your favorite grub year after year. With readers’ comments like “the best burrito in the world,” “build your own, no comparison anywhere else,” “fresh and good,” and “good food, good mood,” it’s no surprise that Freebirds is once again the Best Isla Vista Restaurant pick. Runner-Up: Woodstock’s Pizza

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their strong work ethic and production to be able to pump out amazing dishes at a lightning-fast pace.”

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With reader comments like “excellence in flavor, ingredients, preparation, presentation, and customer service,” “everything on the menu is delicious,” and “the staff loves to smile,” it’s no wonder that The Honor Bar is your pick for Best Montecito Restaurant. The patio at The Honor Bar, which is part of the nationally acclaimed Hillstone Restaurant Group, has cemented itself as the go-to place for eating, drinking, and being seen in Montecito. Runner-Up: Bettina

“Thank you to all who voted for us for Best Appetizers/Tapas. We truly appreciate it. We would not be here today without your continued support, and for this we are truly thankful,” said GM Stephanie Perkins. “The community of Santa Barbara has always supported Loquita, so we want to be here to support our community during these challenging times. We are thankful and honored to serve you, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.” Runner-Up: Milk & Honey

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“Your support means the world to us,” said Cynthia Reynoso, Dave’s Dogs manager and wife of owner Dave Reynoso. “‘Never give up’ is a quote that Dave lives by. You will find this on the walls of his restaurant, and when he started his food cart, he had this quote on his cart. Five years later, here he is winning Best LateNight Eats and feeling overjoyed with this news.” Runner-Up: The Blue Owl

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Beckoning foodies to Buellton since Jeff and Janet Olsson opened Industrial Eats in late 2013, they’re still going strong, despite the global pandemic. When asked how they pivoted, Jeff (owner and self-titled busboy and trash can emptier) said, “Moving to our new parking lot dining room, loss of sales, loss of staff, trying to make food look nice in a cardboard box

“It’s a great honor to be voted as Best Breakfast for another year,” said Operations Manager Jorge A. Peralta. Being named the best “confirms and validates our entire team’s hard work and dedication. We could not be in the position we’re in without them. Thank you from the front of the house, with their exceptional customer service, to our back of the house, with

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Chinese Restaurant China Pavilion

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“We want to thank those who took the time to vote for us. We understand that the honor comes with an undertone of responsibilities and challenges to continue the vigilance and innovation necessary to be worthy of the same honor next year,” said owner Peter Chen. “The pandemic has hit restaurants particularly hard, and we’re no exception. We’ve had to cut staff as we pivot to a 100 percent takeout/delivery business. Revenue is way down, and the name of the game is survival.” Runner-Up: China Palace

French Restaurant * Restaurant Wine List bouchon

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With a focus on local, fresh ingredients and wines with a French culinary influence, bouchon once again wins our readers’ hearts for both wine and cuisine. Proprietor Mitchell Sjerven said the Best Of honors mean “guests recognize and appreciate the professionals I have on my staff. Our kitchen staff is passionate about the cuisine, and our service team is truly dedicated to creating a wonderful dining experience for each and every guest.” 20 20

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“Thank you so much for your continuous support and loyalty. You are the direct reason for our success, and we are truly humbled and honored,” said Bita and Anil Kainwal, owners of Flavor of India. “Being the best restaurant really comes down to making people happy as often as possible. ‘Best’ means meeting and beating their expectations on how they’re going to feel when they leave my restaurant.”

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A consistent favorite for the Indy’s readers, Ca’Dario is once again your pick for Best Italian Restaurant. With voter comments like, “authentic Italian recipes, cheerful service, generous portions,” “delicious,” “great food,” “excellent food and service,” and “excellence in flavor, preparation, presentation, quality of ingredients, customer service,” it’s no surprise that Ca’Dario remains Santa Barbara’s number-one choice for exquisite Northern Italian food.

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Carlos Luna opened the first Los Agaves location on Milpas Street on Santa Barbara’s Eastside in 2008. Now with multiple locations around town, there is always a line at each and every one. Fresh ingredients (and lots of awardwinning salsa varieties) are the key to this family-owned-and-operated restaurant group. The expansive menu meshes old standbys (tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas) with more unusual fare such as the piping-hot, stonebowled “land and sea” molcajetes and the spicy Camarones à la Diabla. Runner-Up: Los Arroyos

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Brophy Bros. Clam Bar & Restaurant brophybros.com

Brophy Bros. can once again claim bragging rights as the top Seafood Restaurant and Clam Chowder spot (not to mention those killer views of the harbor). “It is humbling for Brophys to be considered the best,” said Operating Partner John Bennett. “Our team is filled with a bunch of great people that really enjoy serving others. I am very grateful our community has acknowledged our team by voting them the best.” Runner-Up: Lure Fish House

Sushi Restaurant Arigato Sushi arigatosb.com

Diners have been crushing on Arigato for 35 years, showering well-deserved praise — and awards — for decades. It’s clearly a local favorite, with our readers’ accolades including compliments like, “There is no competing here. Their seafood is consistently fresh and their menu is always creative and accommodating to people of all diets. They do such a great job of making guests feel welcomed. Two thumbs up all the way,” and “Their food and service instill addiction … in a good way.”

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Runner-Up: Sushi Teri

Thai Restaurant * Noodle Bar Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar emptybowlnoodle.com

“Thank you so much for all your support for the last five years. We could not have done it without all the noodle lovers out there,” said Jerry Lee, co-owner. “I know right now times are hard, but we will all get through this together as one.” When asked about being the best, he said, “It means that we have created a concept that the community truly enjoys. Being the best, you must provide everything as a whole: customer service, food, price, and quality.”

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“We know Santa Barbara has an overwhelming variety of dining options, and the fact they’re still with us after 28 years is extremely gratifying,” said owner Kelly Brown. During the pandemic, “we have kept all the stores open, kept everybody employed, and tried not to mess with the menu too much. Our staff, all 150 of them, deserve a huge round of applause, which we try to give them every day.”

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Serving up sandwiches since 1991, the South Coast Deli wins Best Of honors year after year. Being named the best means “that the hard work of our staff, day in and day out, for 29 years has not gone unnoticed,” said owner/DeliBoy Jim St. John. “We are grateful for being able to operate continually throughout the pandemic (with reduced hours). Thanks to the support of our loyal customers and the community of S.B.” Runner-Up: Three Pickles

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EATCIonNtinuGed Barbecue * Sidewalk Café/Patio Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio shalhoob.com

“It means the world to us that the community supports our family business,” said partner LJ Shalhoob, part of the third generation of Shalhoobs to join the business, a staple in the community for more than 40 years. “Being able to serve locals great food and drinks as a form of working is a dream that we never even realized could be so rewarding.… ‘Thank you’ doesn’t even scratch the surface of our appreciation.” Runner-Up (Barbecue): The Creekside Restaurant & Bar Runner-Up (Sidewalk Café/Patio): Shoreline Beach Café

Steak House

Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood holdrens.com/sb

To say this was a tough year for restaurants is an understatement. But after serving Santa Barbara seafood, meat, and poultry dishes complemented by copious wine and spirit choices since 2003, owner Clay Holdren said, “It is so fun to have this place and have the chance to meet so many outstanding people in our community. I am very lucky to share great stories, food, wine, and maybe a cocktail or two with everyone.” Runner-Up: Lucky’s

Burger * Takeout The Habit Burger Grill habitburger.com

“We have grown over the years but have never forgotten where we came from or deviated from our core value: ‘There’s No Substitute for Quality,’ ” said founder Brent Reichard. “It is also important for our customers to know that all of the Santa Barbara County restaurants are still family owned and operated.” He added, “There are lots of great burgers out there, but we will proudly put our burger up against all others at a $3.95 price point.” Runner-Up (Burger): Mesa Burger Runner-Up (Takeout): Los Agaves

Burrito * Breakfast Burrito Super Cucas

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Super Cucas is known for their ginormous, forearm-sized burritos. As reader Dylan put it, “They literally serve the heartiest, beefiest, juiciest, and most delicious burritos in town, point blank. They are intensely filling and sometimes can make two meals for somebody. Literally no other place in town can match Super Cucas. And, yes, the same also applies for their breakfast burritos.” With the addition of vegan options to the menu, Super Cucas really is superb. Runner-Up (Burrito): Los Agaves Runner-Up (Breakfast Burrito): The Daily Grind

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Being voted the best means that “as a team, our hard work and dedication to bring you the best taco experience does not go unnoticed. Awards like this one motivate us to keep giving our community outstanding food and service,” said owner Lilly Sepulveda. “Thank you. We owe everything to our clientele. Without their support, we simply wouldn’t be Lilly’s.” Runner-Up: Corazon Cocina

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Rusty’s Pizza Parlor A treasured local institution, as reader Jenna put it, “If Rusty’s pizza isn’t your favorite, are you even from here?” A little-known fact is that the original Rusty’s specialized in roast beef. Roger and Carol Duncan opened Rusty’s Roast Beef in Isla Vista in 1969 and — after realizing there wasn’t a pizza place in town — soon converted the cuisine into what’s become Indy readers’ favorite pizza. Still family owned, Rusty’s now has nine locations in the greater Santa Barbara area. Runner-Up: Olio Pizzeria

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When it comes to stellar service, as reader Julia proclaimed, “Duh, the Palace. No one can even come close! They’re genuinely delightful.” The Palace Grill is a lively, friendly spot where the authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine has the soul of hospitality embedded into every dining experience. It’s known for its unique style of “team service” (some of the team members have been there for more than a quarter of a century), and, from the moment you walk in, you’ll know you’ve found a special place. Runner-Up: bouchon

Salad Bar * Parklet Savoy Café & Deli savoycafe.weebly.com

This year has been a roller coaster ride for restaurants. “I would never have guessed that we would have a window display of toilet paper and hand sanitizer to entice people into our café, but that’s exactly what happened during the initial shutdown, and it’s what helped keep Savoy alive during those difficult first few months,” said owners Paul and Kathy Shields. “From all of us at Savoy, we warmly and gratefully say thanks for voting, and more importantly, thanks for your business.” Runner-Up (Salad Bar): Lazy Acres Market Runner-Up (Parklet): Milk & Honey

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“We want the community to know how thankful we are,” said owner Kim Anderson. “It goes without saying that COVID has affected everyone in some way, some worse than others. However, the community has been there for us to make sure we endure, amazing! We in turn hope to show our thankfulness by providing support and strength to those we can lend a hand to. Times like this show how everything comes full circle and compassion and kindness are the driving force.” Runner-Up: The Daily Grind

Juicery * Smoothie Bar Beer Selection on Tap * Blenders in the Grass Funk Zone Spot drinkblenders.com

“Thank you for voting us Best Of year after year. We very much appreciate it,” said Keric Brown, owner of the popular juice bar, which opened its first store in Isla Vista in 1995. With stores throughout the California coast, Blenders is still headquartered in Goleta. Being named the best “means we remain a valued part of the community, which has always been our goal,” said Brown. Runner-Up (Juicery): Juice Ranch Runner-Up (Smoothie Bar): Backyard Bowls

Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop lamadog.com

“It’s a great feeling to be able to put an idea into fruition and have it succeed,” said owner Pete Burnham. “I also want to say thanks to our employees. Lama Dog could never have won Best Of without having the best crew in town. [The award] is a rare bright spot in an otherwise gloomy year. I can’t wait to see everyone close-up and mask-less again!” Runner-Up (Beer Selection on Tap): Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Blue Booth opened his little coffee and tea hideout on upper State Street in 1975, and the homey atmosphere of this small San Roque neighborhood spot has been brewing a rabid fan base ever since. Still family owned, Vices & Spices has an impressive and ever-growing collection of fine tea leaves, specialty coffees, exotic spices, and botanicals. There’s also a great selection of unique gifts from around the world. Runner-Up: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Excited to win Best Of honors, as well as for a new collaboration with Flying Embers Hard Kombucha in the Funk Zone taproom, owner Jaime Dietenhofer is also reflective about this year. “Being a brewery in 2020 has been nothing short of challenging,” he said. “It is still an uphill battle with the restrictions, but we are taking it all in stride and having a positive attitude. All of the local breweries have fought hard to do what we love most.” Runner-Up: M. Special

Carhartt Vineyard carharttvineyard.com

“When my parents, Brooke and Mike Carhartt, opened our ‘shack’ tasting room in 2005, they vowed to be open ‘for the people,’ ” said co-owner/winemaker Chase Carhartt. “To them, that meant eight hours a day, 364 days a year, for 15 years straight. The only thing to stop that record was a global pandemic. In that way, I am proud of our commitment to our craft and the folks who support it.” Runner-Up: Folded Hills

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Named Best Urban Tasting Room and Best S.B. County Winery for the third consecutive year was particularly meaningful to Grassini Family Vineyards as they shifted urban tastings to an outdoor space in El Paseo. CEO Katie Grassini is especially grateful for the team members. “They take the added task of cleaning and sanitizing everything between each visit so seriously and still manage to serve everyone with a genuine smile behind their face masks.” Runner-Up (Urban Tasting Room): Margerum Wine Company Runner-Up (S.B. County Winery): Au Bon Climat

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“Our greatest joy and opportunity is being able to curate and share an amazing day with you in our stunning wine country, and provide you with an incredible, delicious, and unforgettable experience in the world and wonders of small-batch sustainable wine making,” said owner Scott Bull. “To be voted for and acknowledged by all of you for succeeding in these efforts is an indescribable honor. Thank you for being the joy that drives us every day. We raise our glasses to you!” Runner-Up: Captain Jack’s

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Therapy is always in session at Wine Therapy, and no appointment is necessary! As reader Yolanda said, “The drinks are amazing, and it’s a great place to hang out with friends.” Between the expansive, dog-friendly patio in back and new outdoor seating on State Street, local beer and wine, frosé of the day, cornhole, and shelves and shelves of board games, everything about this friendly, unpretentious place encourages guests to pull up a chair and enjoy themselves. Runner-Up: Satellite

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“Being named the best by the people is validation of the hard work both Jason Herrick and I have put in over the last 11 years,” said proprietor Brian Brunello. Established in 1976, the Montecito shop specializes in quality, small-production wines from around the world, with emphasis in California, French, and Italian wines. The store was well-equipped when the pandemic hit, using delivery service and its Dutch door (horizontally split in half) to serve customers from a safe distance. Runner-Up: Renegade Wines

Martini * Stiffest Drinks Harry’s Plaza Café harryssb.com

“To our very loyal, best customers who voted for us, we thank you for your continued support and hope very soon we will see you inside for our best martini,” said GM Kevin Hebert. “Adapting to the major changes we had to face in just a couple days — from all dining inside our wonderful restaurant to all ®

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The readers have spoken, crowning Santo Mezcal margaritas the best in town for the third year in a row. Their comments say it all: “Refreshing and consistently great margaritas as well as the biggest mezcal selection in town,” “The best tequila selection and the best bartenders,” “The best tasting margaritas, and they are so artfully crafted,” and “I love their margarita because they use fresh ingredients and it has a great kick to it without being overpowering.” Runner-Up: Carlitos Café y Cantina

Place for Craft Cocktails The Good Lion

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“In light of how difficult a year 2020 has been for our industry, the story we are

happiest to share with your readers is one of gratitude,” said Brandon Ristaino, managing member of The Good Lion, voted Best Place for Craft Cocktails. “We are thankful and relieved to have survived this catastrophe thus far, and it is due to our amazing team, my amazing wife, and our amazing guests that we’ve been able to do so.” Runner-Up: The Imperial

Neighborhood Bar The Pickle Room threepickles.com

“Appreciation for a great cocktail lounge never goes out of style,” said Pickle Room owner Clay Lovejoy. “Bob Lovejoy [Clay’s late father] had a Brunch * Mary y a d n u vision to keep this neighborloody our * S hood bar going, and surely Happy H t with a View * B had the blessing of Tommy stauran dry’s Beach e R Chung [the owner of the hisg oceanat Hen and featurin Boatd n sa e Boathouse om th m toric Jimmy’s, which once was on us to the .c eps away fro boathousesb ews of the Pacific, just st ore than enough to beck tails (including a in the spot],” said Bar Manager vi m e g ck t co io, ar The sparklin Willy Gilbert. “All of us at the edict and assed-in pat ions, excellen écor and a gl the fresh seafood select smoked salmon eggs Ben n for the d ed ir sp in e Pickle Room strive to continue ai en better are ts such as th again and ag house. But ev our), and brunch deligh t you’ll come the legacy that belongs to those u b , ew vi e h th y terrific happ anch. You may come for two remarkable human beings.” eR p o H s o ev u h y drinks. urant & Baker Runner-Up: The Press Room food and the nnine’s Resta h): Jea unday Brunc se Runner-Up (S Lure Fish Hou : anto appy Hour) (H p mond El Enc U el rB ): ne Run With a View t an ur estaurant ta R es lam Bar & C s. Runner-Up (R ro B y ph Bro loody Mary): Runner-Up (B

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“We had a great year going until March 17,” said Wildcat owner Bob Stout. “We stayed closed longer than most other bars so that we could make sure we could reopen safely — and we have.” Buying “all the AstroTurf at Home Depot,” Stout took 1,600 square feet outdoors and created the GlitterBox, complete with shade sails, awnings, and fire pits. “We even turned the ‘W’ in our logo upside down, so now we are the ‘Mildcat.’ Nobody gets it.” Runner-Up (Dance Club): SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Runner-Up (College Night): Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond

Place to Hear Live Music Santa Barbara Bowl sbbowl.com

“The Santa Barbara Bowl is blessed to be included in this amazing community that we all call home,” said Program Director Eric Shiflett. “Even though we have not been able to host everyone for concerts this summer, nobody is far from our hearts and minds and we are excited to be recognized.” He urged those who are able to consider support-

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“We work hard to be a place where everyone feels welcome and is excited to visit,” said Nathan Vonk, owner of Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery. “A lot of our business has moved online, and our daily visitors are down significantly, but the people who come in are especially excited to be in the gallery. We are fortunate to be well-suited for socialdistanced visits.” Runner-Up: Waterhouse Gallery

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Voted Best Museum for the second year in a row, President/CEO Luke Swetland said, “We work hard to be creative, dynamic, and accommodating, and this year has really shown our strengths as we navigate ever-changing guidelines and restrictions. This recognition makes all of that hard work worthwhile and gives us renewed energy to con-

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“We deeply appreciate your support and commitment to ETC, especially during this time,” said Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. “We miss you all and look forward to seeing you back at live performances as soon as possible.” Recent online events included actor/musician/writer Hershey Felder, the Young Actors Conservatory production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, the Young Playwrights Festival, and a virtual book club discussion of American Son. Plans are in the works for several live-streamed performances from the stage of The New Vic. Runner-Up: UCSB Theater Group

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Classical Ensemble Santa Barbara Symphony thesymphony.org

“The Symphony — and by that I mean the staff, professional musicians, board of directors, volunteers, technicians, and community supporters — are all working together from our virtual offices to make a difference,” said interim CEO Kathryn R. Martin. “To lead when the path forward is uncertain. To have impact no matter what and to be there for our community when it needs us most.” Runner-Up: UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Restaurant/Bar to Watch Sports Finney’s Crafthouse finneyscrafthouse.com

Upon learning our readers voted Finney’s the Best Place to Watch Sports for the second year in a row, owner Greg Finefrock said, “We are proud to be a part of this beautiful and strong community and

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proud to win this award.” To create a safe and welcoming environment for both team members and guests, Finney’s “moved all of our tables outside, expanded our patio, and added heaters, umbrellas, plants, and decorative lights to create a comfortable outdoor dining experience for our guests.” Runner-Up: The Garden at Santa Barbara Public Market

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Whale-Watching Tour Condor Express condorexpress.com

“We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, although it would be a lot more exciting if customers were allowed back inside our premises to actually sing karaoke,” said The James Joyce owner Tommy Byrne. “Global pandemic and grievances aside, it is really nice to hear how much your readers continue to support us.”

Indy readers have spoken — “Super knowledgeable captain and guides on board to show you the amazing wildlife in our Santa Barbara Channel” (Katya), and “The captain inevitably finds the whales” (Barbara) — choosing Condor Express as the Best Whale-Watching Tour vessel once again. First launched in 1973, the current 75-foot catamaran is an ideal platform for just about any type of ocean outing, including whale watching, island excursions, weddings and receptions, company charters, dinner cruises, and educational and research trips.

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“To win again is exceptionally special and meaningful this year,” said owner Captain Andre Manoux, who had to close operations for a time due to the pandemic. “Although operating at half capacity means operating at near zero profit, we are thankful that we are still able to provide locals and visitors the opportunity to experience the unparalleled beauty of our city on land and at sea.” Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Adventure Company

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Stargazing Spot Camino Cielo

Part of Los Padres National Forest, Camino Cielo Road is our readers’ top spot to cast their gazes skyward and is always a treat. About two miles up Camino Cielo from Route 154 is a small pullout at the crest of the Santa Ynez range, with an elevated grassy hill with fantastic views to the north that are magically shielded from the lights of Goleta and Santa Barbara.

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Place to Watch the Sunset Butterfly Beach

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The unique east-west orientation of Montecito’s Butterfly Beach makes for some truly spectacular sunsets — and sunrises. The shoreline is also ideal for swimming, surfing, kayaking, and sunbathing. At low tide, you can take a walk all the way to East Beach and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sea lions, which are often found frolicking along these shores. Runner-Up: Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach)

Movie Theater The Arlington Theatre thearlingtontheatre.com

The Arlington certainly has excellent customer service. During one Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Tom Cruise was in the audience to present the final award. He wanted popcorn but couldn’t leave his seat, so he asked security to get him some, said GM Karen Killingsworth. They had just closed the concession stand but made another batch of popcorn for a special guest in the theater. “I was allowed to help deliver the items to him personally,� she said. “Tom Cruise was very pleased with his freshly popped popcorn!� Runner-Up: SBIFF Riviera Theatre

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“Old Spanish Days is not something you can cancel; it lives in the heart. And while this is not how any of us expected this year to go, we adjusted our planning to focus on safe and adaptive ways that brought forward the Fiesta spirit and honored many of our rich traditions,� said 2020 El Presidente Erik Davis. This honor “reinforces how this 96-year-old tradition truly is part of the fabric of our amazing community and is something that is cherished by many.� Runner-Up: Summer Solstice

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It’s five Best Ofs in a row for DJ Darla Bea. While deejaying a wedding at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Bea was playing “Lights” by Journey when the band’s lead singer, Steve Perry (a guest), came up and asked, “Are they paying you to play my music?” “I said, ‘Well, technically yes.’ ” She played Journey songs all night, ending with “Don’t Stop Believin’” — holding onto that feeling as the bride and groom were lifted into the air to crowd surf over a sea of singing people.

Riley’s Flowers Riley’s Flowers is our readers’ pick for Best Florist for the fifth year in a row, with no sign of slowing down this family-run operation, which began as a street flower stand in the 1970s. As reader Amy said, “They are the best; arrangements, availability, everything.” Whether your flower arrangement is one of their daily deliveries or you design a bouquet for yourself by digging into the beautiful blossoms at their European-style bucket shop downtown, Riley’s Flowers are sure to bring a smile.

Mayra Romero Photography Owner Mayra Romero celebrated her first year in business on June 1. “I built my clientele over the years and finally had the courage to pursue my photography career full time,” she said. “I definitely didn’t expect a global pandemic during my first year in business, but I keep telling myself, ‘If I can get through this year, I can get through any year. I am only going up from here.’ ” Runner-Up: Ashleigh Taylor Portrait

Paper Source

Winning Best Stationery Store once again, Paper Source is a colorful wonderland of thoughtful gifts (try the quarterly subscription boxes for something fun), unique wrapping paper, personalized stationery and labels, and quirky calendars. They’ve got you covered if you’re looking to scrapbook about your latest trip, create and send handmade invitations for your next big soirée (remember those?), or personalize your stationery to pen actual letters to friends.

Tyler Speier Events

“The very nature of our jobs is to bring people together, and that’s the very thing we cannot do right now,” said Tyler Speier, who started planning events as a college student to help pay his tuition. “I had no intention of ever making it my career.” They’ve gone from producing budget-friendly soirees to fullblown weddings that are setting the trends for years to come. “Now 11 years later, I am so incredibly honored to be named the Best Wedding Planner in Santa Barbara.”

Santa Barbara Historical Museum “Sadly, we closed our doors to visitors on March 13, canceling lectures, 1st Thursdays, and film screenings, along with weddings and our largest fundraiser of the year,” said Deputy Director Dacia Harwood. The event rental revenue is critical to keeping the museum running. Nearly 40 weddings had to be rescheduled during the pandemic, mostly moved to 2021. She said, “We recently began hosting ceremonies again, mostly intimate elopements, some of which have been shared by our couples across the world via Zoom.” Runner-Up: Rincon Beach Club

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“The pandemic has really hit the wedding industry hard, so with that part of our business diminished, we have tried to maintain relationships with fellow wedding industry professionals, doing styled shoots and keeping our creative juices flowing until we can all have a big party when this is over,” said proprietor Gillian Muralles. “We are so grateful that State Street has been closed to cars. It has helped our business tremendously, and we hope the State Street Promenade becomes a permanent fixture.”

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Tuxedo Rental Mission Tuxedos missiontuxedos.com

“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to top-quality products, first-class service, and going the extra mile to help with our clients’ special events,” said owner John Murray. “The event industry as a whole has been greatly affected by COVID-19, with proms canceled, weddings postponed or vastly scaled back, and fundraisers nonexistent. Our business depends on referrals and reviews, and what is better than the kindness of Indy readers?” Runner-Up: Men’s Wearhouse


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Limo Service A and J Limousine aandjlimousine.com

Our readers love the rock-star treatment they get from A and J Limousine and voted them Best Limo Service for the third year in a row. “Their drivers are sooooo nice! They are my limo of choice, and I will always call them first. They have very nice cars, too. They’re always clean,” said reader Carol. “Always on time, with efficient, polite drivers,” said reader Patricia. Runner-Up: LL Transportation

Event Rentals Bella Vista Designs bellavistadesigns.com

“We are so honored to receive this award. Bella Vista Designs is a familyowned-and-run business. Our incredible employees have made us who we are today. We are so grateful to each and every one of them,” said Director of Operations Cristina Bentley. “For us, to be the ‘best,’ we feel like the community respects us and sees the hard work we put in to make our events shine.” Runner-Up: Town & Country Event Rentals

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Bed & Breakfast/Inn The Upham

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In continuous operation since 1898, the charming Upham Hotel is the local favorite for intimate hospitality. As reader Diana said, “The experience the Upham offers is absolutely unique! The staff is beyond friendly and helpful. Their homemade breakfast is amazing … and their complimentary wine tasting during sunset is wonderful because you can grab a glass of one of their local wines and sit outside in their outdoor garden and enjoy the quaint and relaxing setting. This hotel is a gem!”

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara fourseasons.com/santabarbara

“We are honored to be recognized, once again, as the ‘Best Hotel’ in the Santa Barbara Independent’s Best Of,” said General Manager Karen Earp. “Thank you to our local Santa Barbara community and our wonderful guests for supporting Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. We are so looking forward to welcoming our team and guests back to the resort in 2021.” Runner-Up: Rosewood Miramar Beach

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“Being the best is recognition that our level of service goes above and beyond what one might expect,” said owner Christine Starr, whose business was shut down from March until September because of the pandemic. “It has been very tough. Personal care services such as ours have been amongst the hardest hit, but of course safety is of utmost importance.” Upon the recent reopening, her clients were “welcomed with open arms!”

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3623 State St.; (805) 687-0449 With a menu of just about every type of nail service imaginable (manicures, pedicures, gels, acrylics, French tips, nail art, and pink and white full sets and fill-ins), the friendly San Roque neighborhood salon Modern Nails has nailed it as this year’s Best Of winner.

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Now in its 25th year of providing expert coloring and cuts for men and women, Salon Patine is Indy readers’ choice for this year’s Best Hair Salon. Owners Sarah Van Bourgondien and Rob Hofberg said that 2020’s pandemic pivot made them realize how important social media is to keep their clients and staff connected. Their business philosophy? “Do what you do, and do it the best!”

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Spa Ojai at Ojai Valley Inn “We are deeply honored to be recognized by the Santa Barbara community, especially during this difficult time,” said Kate Morrison, director of wellness and sustainability. “Our team of wellness professionals is committed to delivering thoughtful and intuitive body therapy and skin-care services in a safe, spacious, and blissful environment. We thank you for your continuing support of Spa Ojai. After this period of uncertainty, we look forward to welcoming our guests back to Spa Ojai for peace, relaxation, and recovery.” Runner-Up: The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

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Indy readers’ top tattoo shop for the third year in a row, 805 Ink has been providing high-quality tattoo art to our town since 2008. “Every artist has such a great, unique style, and they really care about the integrity of the work that they do,” said reader Kasey. “They are beyond friendly, talented, and make sure that you are comfortable through the process,” said Yolanda, another satisfied customer. Runner-Up: Golden Eagle Tattoo

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“Thank you so much, Santa Barbara, for once again naming Float Luxury Spa as the Best Day Spa,” said owner Natalie Rowe. “During these stressful times, I think we all realize more than ever the importance of self-care, human touch, and relaxation through massage, facials, and body treatments. We absolutely love what we do and are ready to welcome you back in for some much-needed pampering and relaxation!” Runner-Up: Evolutions Medical & Day Spa

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“Thank you to everyone who voted for us. We are truly honored to have been voted the best again,” said Jessica Jay, barber and event coordinator at Richie’s Barber Shop. “This year has been tough, to say the least; therefore, we feel all of our small businesses in the community are the best. Hang in there — we are in this together!” Runner-Up: Arturo’s Barbershop and Hair Salon

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“The staff is professional, well-trained and friendly, very caring and patient. They are always welcoming,” said Linda, a reader who voted for Evolutions Medical & Day Spa. “Being named the best is validation of the hard work our whole staff puts in every day to make the experience our clients have with us the best it can possibly be. We really appreciate it,” said managing partner Brian Perkins. Runner-Up: G Spa

Place to Get a Facial Skin Deep

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Owned by Tina Hasche and operated by her and her two sisters, Nina Meyer and Gina McKee, Skin Deep was excited to be chosen once again as the Best Place

to Get a Facial. “The best for us represents every smile and thank you from each and every one of our customers and clients,” said the trio. “To be recognized with this honor for 20 years running is truly a heartfelt gift for our entire Skin Deep family.” Runner-Up: Evolutions Medical & Day Spa

Clothing Boutique

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Earning Best Of honors for the fourth year in a row, new Lovebird owners Nancy Burgner and Peter Gaum said, “Our mission is to continue Lovebird’s tradition of offering a thoughtful selection of fun, affordable fashion for all ages. Being named best tells us that our shoppers appreciate our fashion aesthetic, cozy environment, friendly and helpful styling service and can always count on Lovebird to find something for themselves or a gift for a friend.”

Thrift Store Alpha Thrift Stores alphasb.org

“Thank you to our donors and customers for your continued support of our thrift stores since 1969,” said Cory Sherman, director of finance and thrift store operations. “Your patronage helps us to support our mission of empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by supporting families, creating opportunities, and fostering belonging. Alpha promotes a positive relationship within our community by encouraging a value system that celebrates all people. We could not do it without you!” Runner-Up: Assistance League of Santa Barbara

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“We’ve had to pivot in many ways, and while it’s been challenging, we are happy to do it,” said Lia Finkelstein, senior district manager for Crossroads Trading Company, the top choice for consignment shop. “From amending store hours and implementing capacity limits to mandatory mask and safety protocols, we are just happy to be able to operate and offer some small sense of normalcy to our community who wishes to continue to shop and recycle their wardrobes.” Runner-Up: The Closet Trading Co.

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With eco-friendly, customer-forward service and free delivery, Ablitt’s has consistently been the top pick for dry cleaning. “At Ablitt’s, we believe we have the best customers and live in the best town, and we are proud to serve Santa Barbara,” said owner Sasha Ablitt. “I feel blessed to live in this community, and I am inspired by the resiliency, innovation, and creativity I have seen in so many local businesses, and people, since the pandemic hit.” Runner-Up: Eco Friendly Cleaners

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Our readers once again picked Lee’s Tailoring as tops with accolades such as “superb tailoring, nice people, great service,” “excellent work and customer service,” “quality workmanship,” and “consistently excellent tailoring!” Lee Thompson’s shop has been on the Best Of list since he opened in 1991. Experts in the art of zipper repair and alteration services, Lee’s will give your favorite clothes a new lease on life.

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Praised by reader Holly for having a “great selection and friendly staff,” Goleta’s favorite big-box retailer has won top honors for its eyewear selection once again. The department offers high-quality and good-value selections, with name brands like Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Maui Jim, Oakley, Foster Grant, and Kirkland Signature frames, as well as contact lenses. Runner-Up: Occhiali Eyewear

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“We are so happy to be part of our neighborhoods and look forward to continuing to share our love of eyewear with Santa Barbara,” said Irwin Eve, optician and co-owner of Occhiali Eyewear. “We specialize in the curation of unique frames from around the world and celebrate the artisans who have decided to make glasses their craft.” After 33 years as a local small business, Eve said, “We continue to feel the support of the community and wish to honor our customers’ trust.” Runner-Up: Sunglass Hut

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Readers’ kudos such as “best selection of the most comfortable shoes I have ever found,” “great shoes for people with foot problems,” “comfortable shoes, great selection,” and “stylish shoes that are good for your feet” are what make The Walking Company this year’s choice for the best shoes in Santa Barbara. Their “best price guarantee” to match the deals at other authorized retailers is another assurance that you can feel comfortable stepping into The Walking Company for your footwear needs. Runner-Up: SeaVees

Jewelry Store Bryant & Sons

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The esteemed Bryant & Sons, which opened its flagship State Street location in 1965 and added a Montecito store in 2001, is once again the top pick for jewelry. “Thank you, Santa Barbara, for voting us best again,” said Mike Bryant, who’s run the day-to-day operations of the family business since 1981. “We have been in business 56 years and intend to be around for many more. The Independent award means a lot to us, and I appreciate the support and recognition.” Runner-Up: Patco Jewelers

Thank you to all of our clientele who we have had the privilege of serving since 1965

It is comforting for us to remember there is still great beauty and love in the world. We see this beauty in the little things, in gratitude for our families and friends. In memories that will be commemorated and never forgotten. We have had the privilege over many generations to serve you, our clients, as a resource and guide celebrating many of life’s joyous moments.

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Sansum Clinic congratulates our physicians who have been recognized among the BEST!!! Dr. David Phreaner WINNER Best General Practitioner BEST SANTA BARBARA 20 20

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An institution since 1974, Chaucer’s Books is honored once again. “We believe locally owned businesses are part of the rich fabric of our community, but in these times, they require all of our support to help them survive and thrive again,” said GM Greg Feitt. “If you love a place, support it! Our literary community is of particular importance to us, and we encourage you to support The Book Den, Tecolote, Lost Horizon, Mesa Books, and Metro Entertainment, to name just a few.” Runner-Up: The Book Den

Musical Instrument Store Jensen Guitar & Music Co. jensenguitar.com

Strumming their way into our hearts since 1973, Jensen Guitar & Music Co. President Chris Jensen said being named the best means that “maybe we’re still doing right by our customers. Even with the cloud of the global pandemic, the silver lining is that many of you now find yourselves at home more and have reunited with your musical instruments and talents. We appreciate that many of you chose to have us help in that reunion.”

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No one likes to have technical difficulties, but instead of watching your blood pressure rise as that annoying rainbow pinwheel of frustration twirls round and round and round on your device, the Apple Store is there to provide hands-on hardware support for Apple products. Once again our readers’ choice for Best Computer Repair service, the ever-patient techsupport staff at the State Street store recently reopened to help us keep our tech in tip-top shape. Runner-Up: MacMechanic

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Serving locals with an impressive selection of products for both beginning hobbyists and professional artists since 1987, Art Essentials is once again Indy readers’ pick for Best Art/Craft Supply Store. The comments from readers speak for themselves: “large selection of supplies and knowledgeable staff ” (Caity); “huge variety of supplies with fair prices” (Jessica); “I always find what I want, and I love their specialty wrapping papers; divine” (Lisa); and “a great selection of art supplies, great cards, and fun gifts” (Candace).

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It was a bittersweet Best Of victory for Plum Goods, Santa Barbara’s favorite gift shop for almost a decade. “It broke our hearts to have to close our doors,” said owner Amy Cooper, who’s kept selling via plumgoodsstore.com and at Zone Studios (121 Santa Barbara St.). “We are hoping to stay alive and be able to reopen somewhere in 2021. Your support means the world to us, and we miss your faces!” Runner-Up: Paradise Found

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The perfect frame for your most treasured artworks — everything from photographs, paintings, or your children’s arts and crafts creations — can be found at this big-box retailer. The Goleta Michaels store is part of the largest arts and crafts retail chain in North America and stocks just about everything you would ever need when you’re feeling crafty. Runner-Up: The Frame-Up

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With two stores in Goleta and one downtown, Kyle’s Kitchen was our readers’ top choice for Curbside Pickup, a new category for this year’s Best of Santa Barbara® selections. In addition to offering a regulated process for pickup orders, reader Emily pointed out, “They give back to the community and have been helping feed specialneeds families during the pandemic.” Over the years, Kyle’s Kitchen has donated nearly $200,000 to charitable special-needs causes. Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Public Market

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Chiropractor

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This award “means that my patients value the commitment that I make to them to support them in their health and wellness goals, and that they trust me to provide specific, safe, affordable, everyday wellness care,” said Dr. Justine Bellefeuille, owner of Goodland Chiropractic. “It means that they are happy with the results that they are receiving under care in my office. This is the dream.”

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(805) 681-1777 “With all of the great family doctors in our area, this is quite an honor,” said Dr. David Phreaner. “I feel like Sansum Clinic and my amazing staff deserve most of the credit. Working for Sansum for the past 25 years has allowed me to just focus on my patients. They take care of almost all of the insurance hassles and the business of running a practice.” Phreaner also gave kudos to his staff members Natalie, Monique, and Karen.

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Herbalist/Holistic Practitioner Pura Luna Women’s Apothecary

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“We are humbled in gratitude by all the love we have received from this community and from all who voted for us. Thank you so much for supporting us so that we can support you,” said founder/owner Ashe Brown. Designed to be a sacred space for women, the apothecary had to shut down in March because of the pandemic. They restructured the website to accommodate online orders and are now happily welcoming customers back to the shop.

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“We are flattered and humbled to receive this year’s award,” said Dr. Thomas Blake, who had to close his office for two months. “During that time, we went on the ‘world’s most challenging scavenger hunt,’ collecting PPE, disinfectants, and new equipment. Even before science confirmed aerosol transmission, our practice had installed medical-grade air filtration, aerosol extractors, high-volume suction, hypochlorous acid foggers, and an extensive screening process to stop the spread of COVID-19.” Runner-Up: Montecito Dental Group

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“The challenges of 2020 have only sharpened our attention to the health and safety of our patients and community,” said Dr. Brett Grube, whose White & Grube Orthodontics practice has won for 12 years in a row. “[This honor] compliments our commitment to our patients and the community we love so much. It means our dedication to perfectionism and how we care for each patient is valued and appreciated by our town.”

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The ayes had it once again for Eye & Vision Care, which has been in business for more than 30 years. “We are meeting our goal of taking care of our patients,” said co-owner/optometrist Dr. Luke Werkhoven. “In our industry, seeing is believing, and we want to provide a memorable service experience that they are happy to share with their friends and family.” Runner-Up: Bream Optometry

Licensed Massage Therapist Deep Tissue Massage Center deeptissuemassagecenter.com

“Over the past 25 years, we have worked hard to support and help the people of Santa Barbara,” said owner/massage therapist Colin Silverman, who’s worked alongside his wife/partner, Jill Wayne Silverman, for the past 10 years. “It’s wonderful to have the appreciation reflected back to us by our clients and community.” Runner-Up: Kathryn Pieron

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Santa Barbara Athletic Club, SWELL “We always strive to be the best we can,” said marketing associate Wendy Wilson. “We continuously work to upgrade our facilities, equipment, and amenities to provide a state-of-the-art club for our members. Now that we’ve been voted best, the bar is set even higher, and we look forward to working toward offering a premium club membership for the 805 community.” Runner-Up: Bond Fitness

Yoga Studio

Fit Buddha

Voted Best Pilates Studio for eight years in a row, Fit Buddha co-owner Marcus Kettles said, “The ‘best’ means that we have achieved the highest level of training, utilizing our Bionic Pilates Megaformer machine, cross-training with indoor cycling. It means that our trainers are exceptional, kind, supportive, compassionate people and connect to our clients in a deep and motivational way. Thank you for entrusting us to evolve your body temple at Fit Buddha evolutionary fitness.”

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Martial Arts Studio

“Being best means that we show up for this community, no matter what,” a particular challenge this year, said Cara Ferrick and Brandon Cox, co-owners. “It has been a long six months of ups and downs, creativity, intelligent decisions, and massive challenges.” CorePower now has outdoor tented classes, as well as online instruction. They’ve also developed a comprehensive safety protocol to be ready for indoor yoga when the state allows. Runner-Up: Yoga Soup

Paragon Academy

Bond Fitness

“To everyone who voted for us, we are truly grateful for all of the support you have given us and for helping us create a community where you come to work out and leave inspired and supported by everyone in the room,” said Stephen Stowe, owner/managing partner of Bond Fitness. When the popular program closed down in March, for almost three months they offered free daily live workouts on Instagram for the whole community. Runner-Up: Killer B Fitness

Campground

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“We pride ourselves on creating a program that meets the unrecognized needs of our members. Our purpose is to provide an environment where members can learn the value of practice, of determination, and of persistence, all valuable life skills,” said owner Sean Apperson, who built an outside training area to accommodate members during the pandemic. He added, “We are looking forward to the day we can move back indoors to our world-class facility.”

“There are many great campgrounds in the Santa Barbara area, and to be voted best by our community and surrounding communities is an honor. We are extremely grateful,” said supervising ranger Scott Anderson. “One of the favorite parts of the job is the interaction with campers, young and old, from different backgrounds who oftentimes come from all over the country.” Runner-Up: El Capitan Canyon

Runner-Up: Martial Arts Family Fitness

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“‘Best’ means a celebration of our community and staff, and I cannot think of a better time to recognize those who continue to work hard to make this small business survive and thrive during a pandemic,” said director Alana Tillim. “After being closed for months and reopening on June 15 for summer camp, we had a little girl literally run and leap through our entry hall and shout, ‘I’m HOME!’ We cannot wait for that day to come again!” Runner-Up (Dance Studio): Arthur Murray Dance Studio Runner-Up (Dance Company): La Boheme Professional Group

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REI stocks just about everything you need to embrace the great outdoors, just as our readers have embraced this big-box store for several years in a row as the best place for camping gear. With everything from trekking poles to lightweight tents and portable power to climbing harnesses, this is the ideal place to gear up for your next adventure. Runner-Up: Mountain Air Sports

Surf Shop * Swimwear Store Surf N’ Wear Beach House surfnwearbeachhouse.com

“Winning is great, but even better is knowing that people in the community took the time to show their appreciation by voting,” said owner Roger Nance. “We have been doing this for a long time [since 1962], and, with the support of our community, we don’t plan to go anywhere. Thank you all again. We look forward to seeing you when you come by to shop or just talk.” Runner-Up (Surf Shop): Channel Islands Surfboards Runner-Up (Swimwear Store): Bikini Factory

Snowboard/Ski Gear Store Mountain Air Sports mountainairsports.com

“Thanks for thinking of us,” said manager Joey Duddridge when he learned of the win. “Our customers are the best in the business, and we are stoked to get to hang with them every day.” Being the best means, “We made it another year,” he laughed. “But really, this town is awesome, and the amount of love we get from everyone is unbelievable. We’re so stoked to be here and keep a little bit of old school in this neighborhood.” Runner-Up: REI

Bicycle Shop Bicycle Bob’s

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Riding steady as our readers named them the Best Bicycle Shop in Santa Barbara for the 30th consecutive year, Bicycle Bob’s owner Bob Zaratzian said being named the best “is a huge source of pride for not only myself but our entire staff.” Especially during a year when the pandemic, combined with not being able to stock new bicycles as quickly, led to a shift in staff from 50/50 sales and service to 75 percent service, including extra staff to help with service work and increased business. Runner-Up: Velo Pro Cyclery

Skateboard Shop Powell-Peralta powell-peralta.com

Boarders love Powell-Peralta — and so do Indy readers, who picked it as their top skateboard shop once again. They’ve got a little bit of everything, from clothing and equipment to limited-edition skateboards that are handmade in Santa Barbara. The shop reopened in June in a new location in Kellogg Square and, as reader Sarah said, “the joy of skateboarding flows right out the door yet again.” Runner-Up: Lighthouse Skateshop

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Place to Get Athletic Shoes Santa Barbara Running sbrunningco.com

“My family and I are truly grateful for all of the support from this amazing community,” said Santa Barbara Running owner Joe DeVreese, who used the two-month pandemic shutdown of the store to finally get an e-commerce shop up and running. “We pride ourselves on offering the best assortment of technical running and walking footwear in the industry. But more importantly, we absolutely love helping our customers achieve their fitness goals and staying healthy.” Runner-Up: REI

Golf Course

Sandpiper Golf Club sandpipergolf.com

The views at Sandpiper Golf Club (Santa Barbara County’s first resort course open to the public) are enough to make even non-golfers want to grab some clubs. The Best Golf Course pick once again, Sandpiper is a truly spectacular 18 holes of seaside links set on rolling flatland, steep barrancas thick with chaparral, and chalky bluffs offering spectacular vistas of Haskell’s white-sand beaches and the Pacific Ocean below. Runner-Up: Glen Annie Golf Club

Place to Shoot Pool Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant darganssb.com

The top place in town for an authentic taste of Irish hospitality and a game of pool, Dargan’s was established in Santa Barbara in 1997, but the family surname has been associated with public houses in Ireland since the beginning of the 20th century. Rack ’em up in the pool room part of the pub, which has its own bar, four pool tables, and a jukebox. Runner-Up: Don Q Family Billiard Center

Hiking Trail Inspiration Point

The panoramic views of Inspiration Point aren’t easy to get to — even the shortest route from Tunnel Road to Jesusita Trail is about a 3.75-mile round trip up and down hills — but Santa Barbara’s perennial favorite hiking trail is truly, well, inspirational. From the majestic oaks and sycamores at lower elevations to the clear views over the coast of Santa Barbara and across the Pacific Ocean toward the Channel Islands, there’s no better place to appreciate the charms of our fair city.

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“Our business had to pivot quite a bit this year,” said Zoo Education Manager JJ McLeod. “We are grateful for our community who has signed up for our programs, donated toward our recovery fund, and continues to show up every day with a smile. We will continue to provide fun, safe experiences for all of our guests and will work hard at providing new and engaging ones as well.”

Chicken Little

A fun place to browse and an easy place to buy, Chicken Little is our readers’ pick for the Best Toy Store and Children’s Clothing Store for the third year running. Some of our readers’ comments: “Helpful, good selection, sale items, nice gift wrap for free” (Anna); “Cute stuff! Unique store” (Karen); and “They have the best toys, says my son” (Katie). This charming shop got its start in 1979, and the children of the original owner (Paula Bouma) carry on her legacy today. Runner-Up (Toy Store): Bennett’s Toys & Educational Materials Runner-Up (Children’s Clothing Store): Peanuts Maternity & Kids

Daycare Facilities Evergreen Learning Center evergreensb.com

“It’s been a rough few months, and getting this acknowledgement right now is truly appreciated,” said director/ owner Loretta Smargon. “What makes Evergreen so special is the incredible staff that is here every day in their commitment to children and families. There is no doubt they are the BEST and deserve this now more than ever!”

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San Roque Pet Hospital sanroquepethospital.com

“To all of our wonderful pet parents who voted for us — a huge thank-you! It is an honor and a privilege to care for your furry family members,” said Ann Welton, San Roque Pet Hospital medical director. “Being named the ‘Best of Santa Barbara’ means we are meeting our goal of excellence in compassionate veterinary care for the pets and pet parents in our community.” Runner-Up: La Cumbre Animal Hospital

Pediatrician Dr. Dan Brennan sbpediatrics.com

“Having grown up in Santa Barbara, it was my lifelong dream to move back to my hometown to care for the kids in our community,” said Dr. Dan Brennan, who’s been delivering compassionate care via telemedicine. “With some creativity and determination, I realized that I could create the 2020 version of an old-fashioned house call. By trading in my little black bag for my little black iPhone, my patients have been able to access care from the comfort of their own living rooms.” Runner-Up: Dr. Saida Hamdani

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Pet Boarding

Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club dioji.com

“We are fortunate to have the best customers supporting us, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said owner Jeannie Wendel. “Because of this, we were able to continue supporting the community and remain open when some needed us the most. We are so thankful Santa Barbara County has voted us Best Pet Boarding for the past 13 years.” Runner-Up: Camp Canine


Pet Store

Lemos Feed & Pet Supply lemospet.com

“It’s been truly amazing to see our community support us over the years, but especially now in the midst of all the craziness. It’s been truly touching,” said manager Raymond Padilla. With locations in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Solvang, the pet store has adapted to meet the needs of its customers during the pandemic, offering curbside service and phone orders to make sure that local pets get what they need.

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Pet Grooming The Little Dog House

doggroomerssantabarbara.com This year marks the 20th Best Of win for The Little Dog House. “We take a lot of pride in the work that we do and strive to provide the best grooming for doggie clients,” said owner Tyrelle Leger. “We are forever grateful for your continued support and trust for letting us bring out the best look in your doggies.” Runner-Up: For Paws Salon

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“We are so proud to be selected as Best Dog Trainer for our fifth year in a row,” said owner/head trainer Eric Smith, who created a new PAL (Play and Learn) program to help train puppies who were not able to socialize during the pandemic. “People can drop their puppies off for five hours of supervised socialization and training. It has gotten so popular that we now have to move and find a bigger space!”

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Winning this category for the third year in a row, Executive Director Steven Efada said, “We’ve done our best to create a team of local, experienced tutors who produce great results. It’s an honor to be recognized for doing so. This summer, several of our students had SAT scores in the top one percent in the nation! Although we hope to provide in-person instruction again someday soon, we’ve pivoted to holding tutoring sessions via video conferencing.” Runner-Up: California Learning Center

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Home Furnishing * Place to Buy Carpet/ Rugs HomeGoods

homegoods.com/store-details/Goleta-CA-93117/814 You never know what kind of treasures will catch your eye when you visit the Goleta outpost of the HomeGoods chain. Our readers’ pick for Best Home Furnishings and Best Place to Buy Carpet/Rugs, HomeGoods has an endlessly changing selection of interesting merchandise. Patient hunters/gatherers will find bargains if they’re game for a treasure hunt through an eclectic mix of merchandise, including furniture, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, tabletop, cookware, and more. Runner-Up (Home Furnishings): Pottery Barn Runner-Up (Place to Buy Carpet/Rugs): Abbey’s Carpet City

Real Estate Company Village Properties Realtors villagesite.com

Representing buyers and sellers in Santa Barbara County for over 20 years, independently owned Village Properties is once again Indy readers’ choice for Best Real Estate Company in the area. Well-regarded for the devoted team of knowledgeable agents as well as the philanthropic Teachers Fund, which was founded by owner Renee Grubb in 2002, Village Properties is, as reader Bryan said in his nomination,

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“The pandemic has given people a fresh perspective on what’s important to them,” said two-time honoree Lesley Hall. “‘Home’ has become more important than ever. It’s not just about where you live. It’s how you live. It’s the keeper of moments. It’s where you feel safe. We are there to achieve those goals.” Runner-Up: Riskin Partners Estate Group

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Kevin Hall, Compass Real Estate hallteamsb.com

How quickly the residential market has changed. “The top things people ask us about now are: space to work from home, a private outdoor area, a more functional kitchen for making meals at home, and a place the kids can log on to those online classes!” said Hall. “We’re as grateful as ever to have had the support of the community in voting for us for another year!” Runner-Up: Daniel Zia

Austin Lampson

Our readers’ top pick for mortgage agent for the fourth year in a row, Austin Lampson has been busy this year. “We saw 19 rate changes in one day. It’s very intense,” she said. “By staying true to our vision, we’ve been able to remain consistent in being there for our clients and their referrals. We position ourselves as your ally in homeownership, and that’s needed more so today than ever before.” Runner-Up: Kelly Marsh

Moving Company Movegreen

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“We are honored and excited to be voted the best moving company again,” said Erik Haney, Movegreen CEO. Moving companies are one business sector that’s working harder than ever right now. “We have been incredibly busy throughout the pandemic as many people have been moving all around California,” Haney said. Runner-Up: Mammoth Moving & Storage

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Founded in 1958, the family-owned La Sumida Nursery has seen a lot of changes over the years. Still, “2020 has been quite the challenge,” said team member Dee Honer. “We had to change a lot to keep customers and employees safe. Fortunately, many people used the quarantine time to garden. We are thankful to our loyal customers.” Runner-Up: Terra Sol Garden Center

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“Our building sites are a delightful place to spend time,” said Jeff Shelton. “We have been with the same group of people for 25 years. People are always cheerful at the site, no matter how difficult we have made it for them. Every project has an energy that everyone taps into. We all know that each project will blossom in the end. I have had clients that were upset when construction was complete because they miss the camaraderie.” Runner-Up: AB Design Studio

Contractor

Allen Construction buildallen.com

Employee-owned Allen Construction was once again the pick for Best Contractor. “We have had to adjust and adapt like everyone has, but we are fortunate that a lot of our work is done outside on the job sites and we can continue,” said VP Eric Johnson. Through their Locals Helping Locals program, the team was able to assist 11 other businesses in constructing parklets or outdoor areas so that they could continue to operate. Runner-Up: Jed Hirsch

Painting Contractor Roofing Service Action Roofing aroofing.com

Jack Martin started Action Roofing 35 years ago with $1,000 and a 1964 pickup truck. Since then, the company has grown to 120 employees and more than 50 trucks. “Hard work and caring about what you do results in success,” said Martin. “This starts at the top but carries through to our entire team. They are all a part of this honor.” Runner-Up: Tower Roofing

Good Land Plumbing & Construction “Nobody likes to call in the plumbers, but all of our staff work hard to do their part to ensure that the customer experience is as pleasant as possible,” said Richard Hug, business manager of Good Land Plumbing, which has worked in Santa Barbara County since 2005. “This selection reflects the goal of our company mission to provide the best service possible with the highest-quality work and with the highest integrity.” Runner-Up: R J Carroll & Sons

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“My biggest thanks goes out to my foremen and crew,” said “very honored” owner Rob Gruenberg. “Most of my workers have been with me for quite some time, and they make my job rewarding. They are friendly, dependable, skilled, and actually take pride in their work.” Runner-Up: Sea Breeze Painting

Antique Store The Blue Door

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Four-time winners, The Blue Door owners Brian Garwood and Carolyn Petersen were “honored that the Santa Barbara community enjoys the shopping experience we’ve created as much as we do!” Their ever-evolving Funk Zone space has continued to shift in 2020. “We are pleased to have created a larger online presence via social media to offer more shopping from home,” said the pair. Runner-Up: Antique Alley

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Mattress Store

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“We are eternally grateful to all our wonderful customers,” said Garret Gustason, GM of Mattress Mike Furniture Gallery, which has transitioned to appointment only to offer a safer, customized customer experience. “To be voted Best Mattress Store is an honor, and we hope to continue to leave a positive impression on our customers as each year passes. We truly cannot express how grateful we are to be a part of your home, and we will always strive to make your comfort our top priority.”

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Our readers’ pick for Best Gardening/Landscaping Services once again, Kitson Landscape Management was founded in 1969 by husband-and-wife team Brent and Sally Kitson. The tradition continues today, with Sarah Kitson (Brent and Sally’s eldest daughter) at the helm, and her husband, Dave Fudurich, as the CFO. The booming Santa Barbara County Green Certified Business currently maintains more than 250 major commercial landscape maintenance contracts in the area, where many of their client relationships have lasted for over 25 years. Runner-Up: EcoLawn S.B.

Solar Power Company Sunrise 805

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Founded in 2010 as a family-owned business, Sunrise 805 provides solar installation, consulting, and maintenance services to the greater Santa Barbara region. “It is a privilege to be invited into helping with someone’s needs, especially for their home or business,” said Marshall Howen, founder/president. Added Operations Manager Davis Darnall, “We are highly relational with our customers and community, and to have them respond so positively was an awesome affirmation to our team.” Runner-Up: Brighten Solar Co.

Handyman Service Edward the Fix It Guy

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Edward “the Fix It Guy” Laflamme said, “We try our best each and every day. Each of our clients is as important as the client that we just serviced before getting to your home. Thank you for trusting us while you run errands. Thank you for holding the curtain rods, sink basket, or running to the hardware store for materials while we continue to work.” Runner-Up: Allen Construction

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“Thank you for continuing to support MasterCare as we continue to adapt to this dynamic health/social period,” said owners Robert and Linda Mangione, who’ve won Best Of every year since 2016. “Ensuring MasterCare is cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting the home creates a level of confidence with our clients.” Runner-Up: Master Clean U.S.A., Inc.

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“Everyone at Star Rug Cleaners has been working hard through the pandemic, and it pays off when we get the honor of being considered for the best carpet cleaner in Santa Barbara,” said owner Mike Jensen. “We know 2020 hasn’t been an easy year for anyone, and we appreciate everyone who has made it possible for us to stay in business.” Runner-Up: All Natural Carpet Cleaning

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“Being named best in our category means all the world to us,” said owner Gary Simpson. Remaining open as an essential business “was crucial not only to my team’s well-being, but I honestly believe we exceeded even our own expectations in maintaining very challenging stock levels, and we were able to meet those challenges head-on and serve our community very well. We would like to thank each and every one of our customers for their patience, understanding, and loyalty.” Runner-Up: Miner’s Ace Hardware

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Family-owned-and-operated Tileco has been on the Central Coast since 1977. “We are fortunate to be able to stay open during the pandemic under strict guidelines,” said president Gina Burchiere Flint. “Our employees have shown their passion and strength to help serve our customers through the rebuilding of homes lost in fires, the mudslide, and now during this pandemic. We have a unique opportunity to help build people’s lives back. Thank you for voting for us again and again!” Runner-Up: Buena Tile + Stone

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“This year has been a rollercoaster, starting with my dad, Chris, the original owner of Ooty’s, passing away in January,” said owner Ryan Neely. “The spring with COVID-19 was a whole new challenge. But we never shut down and stayed open for service and garage work as deemed essential by the city to keep scooters going. Thanks to Santa Barbara customers as always, especially during a hard year.” Runner-Up: Ducati of Santa Barbara

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A family-owned business in the community for more than 55 years, Santa Barbara Motorsports is our readers’ pick for Best Motorcycle Dealership. With an award-winning service department and a wide selection of both new (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM, and KYMCO) and used motorcycles on the lot, this experienced team has everything you want or need in a dealer. Runner-Up: Ducati of Santa Barbara

New Car Dealership Tesla

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There’s no sexier way to “drive on sunshine” than in a Tesla, a first-time winner for Best New Car Dealership. Service is key for these high-end cars; they’ll even help you install solar panels. Our readers are clearly enamored of these electric vehicles. “Beautiful cars (obviously) and a great staff, and the on-site repair and maintenance is great too,” said Neal. “The mobile repair is amazing, as well as the service center,” said Brent. Added Dennis, “The future is here … now!” Runner-Up: Santa Barbara Auto Group

Used Car Dealership Milpas Motors milpasmotors.com

Looking for the wheels of your dreams? Once again, our readers have given the Best Of nod to Milpas Motors. They’ve been in town since 2001 and sell everything you could want, from vintage classics like Mercedes-Benz and Corvette convertibles to Volkswagen buses, Bentley sedans, electric vehicles, and everything in between. They can also help you sell your vehicle on consignment. Runner-Up: Toyota of Santa Barbara

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S.B. Radio Station 91.9 KCSB kcsb.org

“All of our student staff puts a lot of love and thought into keeping the station running in a way that best serves our community,” said Emma Mesches, GM of the student-run station. “I’m really, really proud of the staff here, both the students and community programmers. KCSB is the result of all of their hard work and ability to adapt.” Runner-Up: 99.9 KTYD

S.B.–Based Website Independent.com

“When the effects of the pandemic began to hit us in mid-March, there were so many unknowns, and our reporters hit the ground running. Sitting in on press conferences, asking tough questions, reporting on new cases, diving into the economic effects of our community, and so much more,” said

MEDIA Publisher Brandi Rivera. “Independent.com quickly became the quickest and most effective way to get critical information out to our community. Our page views soared, and we began operating with a digital-first mindset.” Runner-Up: Noozhawk.com

S.B. Twitter Follow * S.B. Instagram Follow John Palminteri

@JohnPalminteri (Twitter), @johnpalminterinews (Instagram) A man for all media, news reporter/anchor John Palminteri appears on KEYT, KCOY, KKFX TV, KJEE radio, and KCLU NPR, as well as all over social media. The coronavirus has amped up the demand for information even further, to what Palminteri calls “the red zone,” virtually every hour of every day. “I have put posts up in the middle of the

night, and within seconds, people are responding as if it were 3 in the afternoon.” Runner-Up (S.B. Twitter Follow): @EliasonMike Runner-Up (S.B. Instagram Follow): @sbgoodeats

Local Celebrity Jeff Bridges

“It’s wonderful being loved. I’m lovin’ you back, Santa Barbara,” said Jeff Bridges upon being told he was Indy readers’ choice for Best Local Celebrity. A seven-time Oscar nominee and 2010 Best Actor winner for Crazy Heart, along with his many local philanthropic endeavors, Bridges is a founder of the End Hunger Network and is No Kid Hungry’s national spokesperson. “Santa Barbara is such an amazing community,” he said. “I feel blessed to be a part of it.” Runner-Up: John Palminteri

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Live from Oaxaca: Celebrating Day of the Dead (via Zoom) Cultural

scientist, professor, enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants Robin Wall Kimmerer will discuss why she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. 6pm. Free .

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discuss the topic “Do Parasites Run the Natural Reserve System?” 7pm.

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10/15: CWC Presents: Subversives: Parasite Stream the 2019 Academy Award–winning film Parasite (rated R), directed by Bong Joon-ho, on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Hulu, or Vudu before you join this virtual discussion that examines the film’s complex cultural critiques and subversive themes. Registration is required. 4-5:15pm. Free.

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10/15: Zoom Webinar: The History of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Neal Graffy, author of Santa Barbara Then and Now and Street Names of Santa Barbara, will discuss the history of S.B.’s waterfront. Registration is required. 7pm. Free.

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10/15 Virtual Presentations: From the First Humans to Forest Fires: Scientific Discoveries Spanning UCSB’s Seven Spectacular Natural Reserves Learn about the latest research and findings of UCSB’s Reserves, one of the largest and most unique networks of protected lands in the world. Dr. Kevin Lafferty, UCSB, will

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anthropologist and favorite SBMA travel guide Florencio Moreno will speak about some of the traditions and unique ways Day of the Dead is celebrated in Oaxaca as he visits the home studio of woodcarver Zeny Fuentes Santiago. The Q&A will offer ideas on creating your own altar. 11am-noon. Free. Call (805) 963-4364.

10/16: Wildling’s 20th Anniversary Virtual Fundraiser Help celebrate 20 years of art and nature! Grab a glass of something delicious and join this online fundraising event with tributes, art, and a live auction featuring jewelry, wine, lodging, and more. Register online. 5-6:30pm. Free. Call (805) 686-8315 or email lauren@ wildlingmuseum.org.

wildlingmuseum.org/news/virtualanniversary 10/16: House Calls Virtual Event: Novelist, Essayist, and Poet Barbara Kingsolver in Conversation with Pico Iyer Author Pico Iyer will talk with Barbara Kingsolver, author of The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, The Bean Trees, and more, who has a forthcoming book of poetry, How to Fly. 5pm. Students: Free; GA: $10. Call (805) 893-3535 or email info@artsandlectures .ucsb.edu.

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10/20: Virtual Discussion: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution You

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atre Group at SBCC presents this on-demand musical revue featuring a talented cast of singers who will sing songs from past and future shows at SBCC, including Cabaret, Amanda M. Elliott (left) and Shannon Saleh Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, Be More Chill, Oklahoma, Rent, and more. You can purchase one ticket per household for a one-time on-demand viewing and choose to watch through November 7. $5-$15. Call (805) 965-5935.

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about some traditions and unique ways Day of the Dead is celebrated in Oaxaca as he visits the home studio of papel picado (cut paper) master artist Margarita Sanchez Martinez. Stay after the Q&A to learn how to create a home altar. 11am-noon. Free.

SATURDAY 10/17 10/17: Los Olivos Day in the Country Enjoy a weekend of deals, flash sales, food, wine tasting and wine discounts, free yoga, and more. Visit the website for the various locations. 11am-5pm. Free.

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10/19: Outdoor Yoga: Roots Grow

10/18: Live from Oaxaca: Celebrating Day of the Dead (via Zoom)

your yoga roots from the ground up and cultivate self-love and confidence in your practice. This beginner-friendly, all-levels flow class will target body awareness, strength, and flexibility. Social distancing will be followed.

Cultural anthropologist and favorite SBMA travel guide Florencio Moreno will speak

10/20: The 2020 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence: Jesmyn Ward Join this online conversation between MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and UCSB’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Director Susan Derwin. An audience Q&A will follow. Register to receive a Zoom link. ASL interpretation will be provided. 5-6:15pm. Free.

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WEDNESDAY 10/21 10/21: S.B. Museum of Natural History and Sea Center Reopen Indoors Visit the indoor exhibits at the Museum and Sea Center as they reopen today. Check out the new seahorse exhibit at the Sea Center. Visit the website for health and safety protocols. Reservations are required to visit the Museum and Sea Center; tickets are sold onsite. Wed.Sun.: 10am-5pm. Free-$7.50.

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can view this 2020 documentary (rated R) about teenagers with disabilities in the 1970s who experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings at this special summer camp in the Catskills, New York. Co-directors and producers Jim Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham will join Hannah Garibaldi (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a virtual discussion. Pre-registration is required. 2pm. Free.

S.B. Unified School District will provide Grab & Go breakfast, lunch, and supper meals, and Goleta Union School District will be offering meal kits. Visit the link for locations, times, and more. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de S.B. ofrecerá desayuno, almuerzo y cena, y el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Goleta ofrecerá paquetes de almuerzo. Haga clic en el enlace para locaciones, horarios y más.

independent.com/fall-food-programs The Peabody Charter Seamless Summer Food Option will offer free homemade lunch and breakfast for the next day to community members 18 years old and younger through December 31. Meals are available in front of Peabody Charter School marquee, 3018 Calle Noguera, MondayFriday, 11:30am-1pm. Children do not have to be present to pick up meals. Masks are required. For more information, call Chef Hallie at (805) 563-1536 or email hallie.ingram@peabodycharter.net.

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La Opción de Alimentos de Verano de la Carta de Peabody ofrecerá un almuerzo casero gratuito, así como el desayuno del día siguiente, a los miembros de la comunidad de 18 años o menos, hasta el 31 de diciembre. Las comidas están disponibles frente a la carpa de la Escuela Peabody Charter, 3018 Calle Noguera, de lunes a viernes, de 11:30am-1pm. Los niños no tienen que estar presentes. Se requieren máscaras. Para más información llama al Chef Hallie al (805) 563-1536 o envíe un correo electrónico a hallie.ingram@peabodycharter.net.

S.B. Botanic Garden Free Senior Day Seniors 60 years of age and better are invited to enjoy and experience the beauty and joy of the Botanic Garden. Seniors unable to visit in person can take a virtual tour. Masks are required. 10am-5pm. The S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Free. Call (805) 682-4726. Free. tinyurl.com/FreeSeniorDay

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outdoor Halloween spell-ebration! Discover fun decor and photo ops while visiting your favorite animals. Tasty treats and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Visit the website for mandatory safety measures and to make a reservation. Thu.-Sun.: 9:30am-7pm; Mon.-Wed.: 9:30am-5pm. Free-$19.95. sbzoo.org/event/spooky-zoo

NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd brings together four-time Grammy®-nominated pianist/composer Gerald Clayton with guitarist/composer Anthony Wilson for an unforgettable virtual performance. Sponsored by Robert Guttman & Jim Argyropoulos Family

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10/15-10/21: Los Olivos Scare10/15-10/21: Lane Farms Pumpkin crow Fest Walk around town and Patch Enjoy hay rides, farm animals, check out all the scarecrows, then vote

tractors, educational displays, and the corn maze! Masks are required, no large groups, and social distance must be maintained. Open through October 31. Weekdays: noon7pm; weekends: 10am-7pm. Lane Farms, 308 S. Walnut Ln. Free. Call (805) 964-3773.

for the best, most humorous, spookiest, best business theme and best natural materials scarecrow. The scarecrows will hang around through October 31. Visit the website for a participant map and a ballot. Free.

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10/15-10/21: Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch Select your pumpkin

10/17, 10/18: Thrills & Chills Virtual Halloween Dance Fest 2020 World Dance for

from an amazing selection and find your way out of a 10-acre corn maze that has 10-foot-wide pathways. 10am-6pm. 1000 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. Open through November 1. 10am-6pm. Free; corn maze: $6. Call (805) 331-1948.

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10/15-10/21: Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Festival Scarecrows will be displayed in the Santa Ynez Valley in the four main communities around Solvang (Buellton, Los Alamos, and Los Olivos). Visit the website to cast an online vote for the best and view the roster of business participants. Scarecrows on display through October 31. Free. syvscarecrows.com

10/15-10/21: Lompoc Library: 31 Dreadful Days of Terrifying Treats Participants can win one of 10 $25 gift cards to Five Below by watching and participating in daily Halloween-themed activities through October 31. Free. Ages 4-12. Call (805) 875-8781.

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The 2020 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence:

JESMYN WARD Author of the National Book Award-winning novels Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing

Humanity will be offering online dance classes so you can participate in this year’s Worldwide Thriller event on October 24. You can also learn easy Halloween dances to songs such as, “Ghostbusters,” “Superstition,” and more. Visit the website for a full schedule. Donations for the workshops and classes will be accepted and go toward WD4H Rwanda Education Fund. Free . Call (805) 966-5439.

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10/19-10/21: 13 Nights of Frights Enjoy 13 nights of familyfriendly movies as well as classic and popular horror movies. Trick out your car to be scary, funny, silly, creative, terrifying, or fun, with extra points for matching your costume to your car theme for a chance to win a free year of movies. Visit the website for contest rules and a movie schedule. Goleta West Wind Drive-In, 907 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta. Free -$8.75.

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How did this book come about? It’s funny, because the book came about in a similar way that the book begins. I came to my dad and said, “Hey, Dad, I have this great idea — let’s write a book together called Daddy Daughter Day.” It was fertile soil for him, because he had recently spoken to Mike Richardson,

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h e longest season in National Basketball Association history ended with the Los Angeles Lakers hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy by virtue of a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat in game six on Sunday. According to longtime Lakers employee and Santa Barbara resident Bill Bertka, who is a special assistant to the general manager and basketball consultant at 93 years old, winning game six was crucial. “Heaven forbid we’d have given them a seventh game,” he said. “I remember 1985 when we BUZZER BONANZA: Lakers fans celebrate the final seconds of Game Six outside won the championship in game Sharkeez on State Street. six at Boston Garden, after losing to the Celtics eight or nine times if it could be done, would the Lakers — led by 35-yearin the finals. We did not want to play a seven there.” It has been almost a full calendar year since the old LeBron James — be able to snap back to form inside Lakers dropped their regular season opener to the a bubble? NBA commissioner Adam Silver and his army of Clippers on October 22, 2019, and no one could have predicted this path to ultimate glory. This has been staffers did an unbelievable job of insulating the Walt a year of unprecedented challenges, and the Lakers Disney World campus where the NBA resumed. In the were not exempt from the twists and turns that have end, there were zero positive tests recorded, a triumph of science that cannot be overstated. In addition, our country continued to grapple with issues of social justice in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Instead of shrinking, the NBA rose to the occasion, led in many ways by James. Black Lives Matter was a permanent fixture on the court, and players wore personal social justice messages on their by Victor Bryant jerseys. The pushback was strong, but their turned our country and world upside down. Fans resolve was stronger. During the playoff run, James and Anthony Davis and analysts are left to wonder what to make of the organization’s 17th championship season. Should it established themselves as one of the best duos in have an asterisk next to it in the proverbial history NBA history. The comparisons to Shaq and Kobe are uncanny when it comes to sheer dominance on the books, or a gold star? “I’m so happy to be part of 11 world championship court, but James and Davis possess a bond and willingteams in 21 finals appearances,” Bertka said of the ness to coexist that set them apart. There is no shortage of detractors who will try to Lakers’ accomplishments during his 39-year tenure. “It was [late owner] Dr. Jerry Buss’s dream of winning diminish the Lakers’ accomplishments, and some may as many championships as the Boston Celtics.” Both even argue that a bubble championship isn’t a championship at all. However, that belies the fact that the Lakfranchises now have 17 titles. A strong start to the season by the Lakers took ers would have had home-court advantage as the top a back seat as the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his team in the western conference during a normal playoff daughter Gianna, and several others in a helicopter run, which never came to fruition in the bubble. In the midst of adversity — a viral pandemic, the crash left Southern California in mourning. That event alone was enough to cast a dark cloud over death of Kobe Bryant, and a social justice movement anything the Lakers were able to accomplish on the — the Lakers have thrived. Instead of debating whether basketball court, yet they persisted and became more or not this season should have an asterisk, the true question is: Has this Lakers team earned the title of greatest determined to win in Bryant’s honor. Victories over two title contenders, the Milwaukee champions? After the confetti stopped and in the midst of celeBucks and Los Angeles Clippers, in the first weekend of March solidified the Lakers as championship bration, LeBron James accepted his Finals MVP trophy favorites. Less than a week later, the entire season was and unleashed a searing proclamation: “We just want our respect. [General manager] Rob [Pelinka] wants postponed indefinitely. The COVID-19 pandemic left a Lakers team that was his respect, Coach [Frank] Vogel wants his respect, our seemingly destined for a championship in limbo. No organization wants their respect, Lakers Nation wants n one knew if restarting the season was possible, and even their respect, and I want my damn respect, too.”

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mantra for many, if not most, new kitchens these days. But the team at Peasants Feast — which occupies that glassy greenhouse in the heart of Solvang—is activating that mentality like few others: by volunteering on farms as part of their restaurant training, much like what Chef Michael Cherney experienced while working in the WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) program. “There’s a lot of work that goes into one carrot,” explains Cherney, who opened the restaurant with his wife, Sarah Cherney, on April 1. “If you drop it on the floor, you should feel it.” That’s quite the opposite of what the chef witnessed while working for three years at L’Atelier de GREENHOUSE HOME: Peasants Feast occupies the centrally located former greenhouse in Solvang. Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, the more casual, open-kitchen sister to one of the best restaurants in the country. Overall, it was a formative and relatively lucrative tenure, funding backpacking trips around the world on which Cherney connected with new cuisines and cultures. But there’s tremendous waste at that level of fine dining—just one piece of lettuce pulled from an entire head, or a slender filet pulled from an entire fish, or fresh sorrel BY MATT KETTMANN leaves flown in three times a day from Los Angeles. At Peasants Feast, on the other hand, Cherney can turn tuce on their way from home to work, and order fish directly one lamb into 11 different dishes, utilize the whole head of a from Travis Meyer and Stephanie Mutz. “You’re literally eating it the day it’s harvested,” said pig, and boil cobs for the stock of his corn soup, whose sweet yet roasted flavors are enhanced by crispy shallots, chili pep- Michael of the produce. Adds Sarah, “If Travis doesn’t catch per, and chives, all also fresh from nearby farms. They buy anything that week, we won’t have fish tacos on the menu.” That would suck for you, since their sea bass is expertly bread from bakers in Solvang and Los Alamos, pick up letcooked, its moist yet delicately seared flesh riding atop the slaw, roasted salsa verde, and hand-pressed tortillas. The carnitas taco would quickly make you forget any missing fish, though. Its crunchy, salty, savory, mouth-watering deliciousness even prompted me to write in my notebook, “I will think about this tonight.” The $15 order for two, which comes with a peppy take on Lompoc Valley’s pinquito beans, should adequately fill the emptiest belly. “Everything is very fresh, so occasionally we run out of food,” said Sarah, to which Michael corrected: “We run out of food quite often.” That’s even true despite having launched their dream restaurant — something they’ve pined for since 2016—during a global pandemic. Much of what they’re serving today, like the tacos, sandwiches, and salads, represents the lunch menu. It doubles as a takeout-friendly pivot, but it wasn’t exactly the official plan, at least for dinner, which included a centrally located Jamón Ibérico, plenty of shared plates, and large communal tables, one with a throne on the end. “I wanted people to fight over the throne,” laughed Michael, who hopes to one day serve the full porchetta, bone-in ribeye, and other hefty dishes of Sarah and Michael Cherney his original design.

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Not that the scaled-down menu is lacking. Specials have included that porchetta (but in a sandwich) and schnitzel (but on a salad), while family-style meals offer significant chunks of brisket or whole fried chicken for $23. Their shaved Brussels sprouts salad is a textural triumph—lignified by hazelnuts, softened by ricotta, splashed in slurpable lemon honey dressing —and the hot chicken sandwich is laughably good, a smile-cracking splendor of tingly spice and crackling skin and supple meat. Even the side dishes sing a strong tune, like the potatoes — boiled, left overnight, then double-fried, they were so airy I assumed erroneously they’d been mashed and then reconstituted —and the pickled treats, usually about 15 of them, including watermelon rind and teardrop peppers. Dessert is no slouch, either —the Cherneys’ daughter, Reina, makes the ice cream, and the Nannie’s frozen lime pie, with graham cracker crust, creamy sherbet, and a spongy Italian meringue on top, is an ode to Sarah’s mom, who died last year. There’s a story behind every dish, according to the Cherneys, who both come from food-loving families in the San Fernando Valley. Michael’s dad (who died when the chef was young) once flew in $300 of Chinese food from his favorite restaurant in Boston, and Sarah’s mom hosted lavish, extravagant parties while believing in a connection between spirituality and nourishment. “She felt food had a lot of energy and healing powers,” said Sarah. Sarah’s Santa Ynez Valley ties go back IEL DREIFUSS DAN to childhood — her first Christmas was spent at Alisal Ranch —as her grandparents loved Solvang and retired here. She moved up in 1998 when she was 21 years old and found work in restaurants, eventually becoming the Solvang general manager of Hot Chicken Sides Hardware & Shoes, an establishment in Los Olivos. That’s where she met Michael in 2012, when he moved to town to work for Matt and Jeff Nichols, restaurateur siblings best known as “The Brothers.” He’d graduated from the Art Institute’s culinary program in Santa Monica and worked at Michelin-starred Ortolan before his Joël Robuchon and WWOOF gigs. The Brothers were about to open their restaurant at the Red Barn in Santa Ynez, so Michael was soon in charge of the kitchen at Sides, which the Nichols also owned. On January 16, 2013, what was supposed to be a group of friends going out to dinner turned into just Sarah and DANIEL DREIFUSS

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WHEN TO RETIRE: As Santa Barbara County vintners grow older, they’re investigating how to simplify their lives. For Rebecca and Peter Work (left), that means selling Ampelos Vineyard (below) but keeping their winery, Ampelos Cellars. For Diana and Richard Longoria (right), that means selling their brand and Lompoc winery, although he hopes to continue working in the wine business for many years to come.

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For the Longorias, the goal is selling everything: their brand, their winery and tasting room in Lompoc, and access to the grape contracts, including possibly Fe Ciega Vineyard, which Longoria planted in a sweet spot of the Sta. Rita Hills — all for $2.5 million. They started thinking about this move a couple of years ago, and now — with three grandchildren and Rick hitting 70 years old in March 2021 — the time felt right. “It’s just the two of us,” said Rick recently. “Diana handled the core of the business — the accounting, the employees, the wine club. That’s easily two-thirds of any winery business in terms of work and headaches. And I get the fun of making wine. She’s more than ready to hang that up.”

AMPELOS: JUST THE RANCH At Ampelos Cellars, the Works are explicitly seeking to stay in the business long-term. They are selling their 82-acre ranch — which comes with a 25-acre vineyard in the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, a home with epic views, and all the farming equipment for $6.5 million — in order to do so. “We are looking at what we want to do with the next phase of our lives: What is fun and what is not quite as fun?” said Peter Work, who left corporate life after a near-brush with the 9/11 attacks to develop the first vineyard in the United States to be simultaneously certified as organic, biodynamic, and sustainable. “We like making wine. It’s a fun, creative process. But we have a premier vineyard, and I feel that I’ve done as good as I can when it comes to farming. I don’t think it could get much better.” He enjoys collaborating with folks — such as the actor Kurt Russell, the American-in-Burgundy Alex Gambal, and myself (I’ve made barrels of noncommercial wine at Ampelos since 2012) — and exploring experimental batches, like the piquette and orange wines he is pursuing this vintage. But making upward of 9,000 cases, as they’ve done in the past? “It’s exhausting,” said Work, who’d prefer to scale down to 2,500 cases annually. “We want to make less wine but do more fun projects.” MATT KETTMANN

Unlike wineries that turn multigenerational, there are ries, which grow increasingly diverse with time. But no Longorias waiting in the wings to take over. Their in the case of Santa Barbara County, two narrative daughter is established in Salt Lake City, where her husarcs dominate: that of the pioneering visionary who band is a respected brewer, and their son has built a career started in the early days and evolved into an iconic vintner, in drilling wells across Santa Barbara County. “He’s seen and that of the soulful shapeshifter who ditches corporate every bit of this since he was a kid,” said Longoria. “The life to become a hands-on artisan, using proceeds from a winemaking part would appeal to him, but past career to fuel passions of the next. not the business part.” That aspect only grows tougher each No matter the first lines of these stories, though, there comes a time for the last chapyear. “It’s gotten ever more competitive,” ters to be plotted, and that’s where we pick said Longoria, who was lucky to start up with two legendary teams of the Santa in the late 1970s, when the region was Ynez Valley: Richard and Diana Longoria of brand-new. “It’s always an advantage to Longoria Wines, who epitomize the pioneer be up-and-coming. You want to be the saga, and Peter and Rebecca Work of Ampelos new kid on the block with the latest flavors. Ironically enough, all these Cellars, whose shift from suits and spreadsheets ANN to cowboy hats and forklifts is as authentic as it years of experience never made it KETTM T T A M BY gets. As these couples eye what retirement might easier.” look like, both brands are now looking to cash out, Since putting the winery on the market in January, the Longorias have received a few serious inquiries, in part but in distinct ways. due to urban dwellers’ increasing interest in smaller towns. “This whole COVID thing has put a different perspective on people’s lives and where they live,” said Longoria, though he knows it may take a few years to ink a deal.

“We’re not super anxious. We know it may take some time.” In preparation for this stage, he’s been shrinking production over time, down to about 1,600 cases last year from an average closer to 3,000. The 4,000-square-foot production facility can handle at least that, and the sale comes with a finalized permit that would allow the winery to double in size. Longoria hopes to stay in the business in some capacity, either as a consultant for the new owners or even for other brands. “For Diana, this was an easy decision,” said Longoria. “For me, I still enjoy making the wine and I’m relatively still in good physical condition. So I might be able to sneak a couple hundred cases here and there. It’s all I’ve done since I was 23, and I still enjoy it.”

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Michael. Though pledging that it was “not a date,” they clicked. “We’ve spent three nights apart since,” said Michael, who went on to high-level jobs at Firestone-Walker and Mesa Burger before focusing on their shared restaurant dreams. In 2019, a bit frustrated with the restaurant hunt, the Cherneys launched Peasants Feast as a catering company, which allowed Michael to test his recipes. Soon they found their Solvang location, formerly the Greek restaurant Petros and, prior to that, The Greenhouse Café. The glass structure was built as an actual greenhouse many years earlier by its owner, Aaron Petersen, the Solvang businessman behind the city’s Chomp eateries, which are expanding into the Santa Barbara Harbor this month. The kitchen was small—just four burners and a flattop—but the location was ideal, even if the pandemic timing was not.   Officially, the name Peasants Feast is a nod to the often-forgotten folks who farm the farms, cook the food, and make the world go ’round in quiet ways. But the Cherneys have often felt a bit like peasants themselves during their long quest to open their own restaurant.  “We put everything we have in this place,” said Michael, but he’s proud to be spreading a message. “There has to be a purpose — otherwise there’s no point for me.” As to surviving in a greenhouse with a small kitchen during a pandemic? “We’re peasants,” he smiled. “We’ll deal with what we’ve got.”

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Plus, the farming duties that once sparked pride of ownership — like getting up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday to fix PVC pipes when the faucets don’t run — aren’t so shiny anymore. “It’s just no longer as exciting as it used to be,” said Work, whose vineyard is about two-thirds pinot noir, with the remainder a mix of syrah, grenache, viognier, and riesling. He sees two potential buyer profiles: one, a couple like what he and Rebecca were 20 years ago — in love with the area, successful in business, and looking to get away from big-city craziness but still have a day job focused on building a sustainability-minded brand. (And the Works would lend all their farming, regulatory, and economic expertise toward making that happen, if desired.) The other would be an existing brand that wants a “jump-start” into the organic and biodynamic realm. There’s also room on the property for a winery and tasting room, very close to Highway 246. What’s not on the table for either of these offers from Longoria or Ampelos? Regrets of any sort. “It has been an incredible journey,” said Work. “For the past 20 years, we have been doing this, building everything from n scratch. It has been an amazing chapter in our life.”

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that the lights are back on at the famous Intermezzo, 813 Anacapa Street, in Santa Barbara’s Presidio Neighborhood. I am told that there is a new menu, decor, spacing, and upgrades in the famous patio next to the iconic Wine Cask, which is set to open in 2021. Pricing range from $6 to $29 and the restaurant/bar opens at 4 p.m. The voicemail for Intermezzo still says they are closed because of COVID-19, but photos taken October 9 suggest otherwise. Speaking of the pandemic, Santa Barbara County has moved into the “red tier” of the COVID-19 restrictions, which allows restaurants, museums, theaters, and places of worship to open with limited inside capacity. BOB’S WELL BREAD IN BALLARD: Bob and Jane

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CARSEY-WOLF FEATURES CINEMATIC SUBVERSION At a time when many people are all binged out of their various streaming options, the programming provided by UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center stands as a righteous alternative. By marrying interesting themes to great films and television shows, and then booking either their creators or scholars who can put them into some new and insightful context, they’ve turned online entertainment into something that’s both educational and fun. This season’s offering, the Subversives series, demonstrates exactly what they do so well by bringing together an array of widely disparate films — from the recent Academy Award winner Parasite to television’s groundbreaking The Pee-wee Herman Show — and stocking the Q&A sessions with great personalities. For a full list of the films and dates, visit carseywolf.ucsb .edu/cwc-presents. —CD

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o tap a pop with streaming, film-music refering, etc. It is a complience, orchescated puzzle that we tral maneuvers have put together here.” Cabaret with Kabagenerally gone dark in the time of COVIDretti is a light affair, 19. Orchestral culture, in a season whose internationally, has highlights include November’s nod to been seriously affected, Beethoven’s 250th with seasons truncated birthday and Februor canceled and historic organizations reeling in ary’s celebration of Black composers. the pandemic’s wake. Saturday’s show also Locally, the fallout has translated to the radical serves as a jump-startretooling — or absence ing of the dormant — of such cherished Granada, for which the institutions as the Ojai event is a fundraiser. Music Festival; the live, Palmer Jackson, ORCHESTRA ONLINE: The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of maestro Nir Kabaretti, will in-person version of the chair of the Granada, begin its season with a virtual concert this Saturday, October 17. Music Academy of the admits that “this partWest; the vitally important CAMA concert low other organizations that went dark, but nership requires both organizations to stretch series; and Camerata Pacifica. it has never crossed my themselves, as we’ve never On a positive note, however, the Santa Bar- mind. We are commitdone anything quite like bara Symphony will launch a seven-concert ted to this community, it. The past seven months season from The Granada Theatre this Sat- to our loyal supporters, has been the most chalurday, October 17. That show, Cabaret with musicians, staff, and audilenging period in the hisKabaretti, will be the Granada’s first live event ence.… This is our time tory of the Granada, so since March, and although the series will ini- to tell the thousands of we are pleased to begin to tially be streamed to audiences, it’s possible people who make our gradually ‘reemerge’ with that, as restrictions loosen, people may be large family, ‘We are here this innovative first-of-itsable to attend some of the later concerts in with you and for you, kind performance. This person. doing whatever we can to effort illustrates the synKaba- enrich your lives also durergy that exists between Cabaret retti admits ing these times.’ our organization and the Kabarett with that “the “There are, indeed, a Symphony. We both need i is Satur d October easiest deci- lot of hurdles that we are each other.” 17, 7 p.m ay, ., tinyurl.c sion would The L.A. Philharmonic challenged with,” he conom Leslie Zemeckis cabaret w / ithkabar have been to tinued, “and we are makhas been streaming conetti for ticke ts. cancel every- ing sure to maintain the most severe safety certs recorded outdoors from the vast Holthing and fol- protocols and addressing all technical issues lywood Bowl stage, but this is different, and

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Acting Shakespeare takes people out of themselves and leads to a realm where anything seems possible. Thanks to the plays, there really are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in Horatio’s — or anyone else’s — philosophy. For an exemplary instance of this miraculous transformation, look no further than Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey, the one-woman show by Debra Ann Byrd that will be presented on Saturday, October 17, over Zoom by UCSB Theater/Dance as part of its new Naked Shakes Solo Festival. Byrd belongs to an elite corps of Shakespeareans who have spent the last several decades exploring the impact nontraditional casting can have on productions, and through them, on audiences. As the founder and artistic director of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival, Byrd knew what could happen when the plays find their way into new contexts, but it wasn’t until a fateful conversation with L.A.-based Shakespearean Lisa Wolpe that she considered taking on the role of Othello. With Wolpe as her Iago, Byrd began a journey that’s still in progress and that led her from the acclaimed original production of Othello in which she starred to Stratford-onAvon, where she was a writer-in-residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and then to the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C., where her original archival research uncovered evidence of another woman who played Othello in 19th-century America. Byrd’s 90-minute, five-act, one-woman show combines autobiographical reflections with material not only from Shakespeare, but also from the panoply of African-American voices that served as spiritual guides on her path toward gender-flipping on the classical stage. She sings, she dances, and she delivers the words that brought her to a new understanding not only of Shakespeare but of her own place in the world, and of the infinite opportunity theater offers for self-discovery. —Charles Donelan

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES

CANCER

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Would you be willing to meditate on

(June 21-July 22): A blogger named Dr.LoveLlama

how you might become more skilled in the arts of intimacy? Would you consider reading books and websites that offer guidance about strategies for being the best partner and ally you can be? Are you receptive to becoming more devoted to practicing empathy and deep listening? I’m not saying you’re deficient in these matters, nor am I implying that you need to improve your mastery of them any more than the rest of us. I simply want you to know that now is an especially favorable time for you to make progress.

writes, “You may think I am walking around the house with a blanket around my shoulders because I am cold, but in fact the ‘blanket’ is my cloak and I am on a fantasy adventure.” I approve of such behavior during our ongoing struggles with COVID-19, and I especially recommend it to you in the coming days. You’ll be wise to supercharge your imagination, giving it permission to dream up heroic adventures and epic exploits that you may or may not actually undertake someday. It’s time to become braver and more playful in the inner realms.

TAURUS

LEO

(Apr. 20-May 20): Entre chien et loup is a French idiom

(July 23-Aug. 22): According to author Rev. Dr. Marilyn

that literally means “between dog and wolf.” It’s used to describe twilight or dusk, when the light is faint and it’s tough to distinguish between a dog and a wolf. But it may also suggest a situation that is a blend of the familiar and the unknown, or even a moment when what’s ordinary and routine is becoming unruly or wild. Entre chien et loup suggests an intermediary state that’s unpredictable or beyond our ability to define. In accordance with astrological omens, I propose you regard it as one of your main themes for now. Don’t fight it; enjoy it! Thrive on it!

Sewell, “The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth.” I recommend that you meditate on that perspective. Make it your keynote. Your physical organism always has wisdom to impart, and you can always benefit from tuning in to it — and that’s especially important for you right now. So let me ask you: How much skill do you have in listening to what your body tells you? How receptive are you to its unique and sometimes subtle forms of expression? I hope you’ll enhance your ability to commune with it during the next four weeks.

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VIRGO

(May 21-June 20): For 34 years, the beloved American

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In his fictional memoir Running in

TV personality Mr. Fred Rogers did a show for children. He’s now widely acknowledged as having been a powerful teacher of goodness and morality. Here’s a fun fact: His actual middle name was “McFeely.” I propose that you use that as a nickname for yourself. If McFeely doesn’t quite appeal to you, maybe try “Feel Maestro” or “Emotion Adept” or “Sensitivity Genius.” Doing so might help inspire you to fulfill your astrological assignment in the coming weeks, which is to allow yourself to experience more deep feelings than usual — and thereby enhance your heart intelligence. That’s crucial! In the coming weeks, your head intelligence needs your heart intelligence to be working at peak capacity.

the Family, Virgo author Michael Ondaatje returns to Sri Lanka, the land where he spent his childhood, after many years away. At one point, he enthuses that he would sometimes wake up in the morning and “just smell things for the whole day.” I’d love for you to try a similar experiment, Virgo: Treat yourself to a festival of aromas. Give yourself freely to consorting with the sensual joy of the world’s many scents. Does that sound frivolous? I don’t think it is. I believe it would have a deeply calming and grounding effect on you. It would anchor you more thoroughly in the here and now of your actual life, and inspire you to shed any fantasies that you should be different from who you are.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The hardest thing you will ever

do is trust yourself,” says Libran journalist Barbara Walters. Really? I don’t think so. In my experience, the hardest thing to do is to consistently treat ourselves with the loving care we need to be mentally and physically healthy. But I do acknowledge that trusting ourselves is also an iffy task for many of us. And yet that’s often because we don’t habitually give ourselves the loving care we need to be healthy. How can we trust ourselves if we don’t put in the work necessary to ensure our vitality? But here’s the good news, Libra: In the coming weeks, you’re likely to be extra motivated and intuitively astute whenever you improve the way you nurture yourself.

with current astrological omens, I invite you to take an inventory of your own relationship with bigoted influences — and consider making some shifts in your behavior. (More info: tinyurl.com/ BigotedAuthors1 and tinyurl.com/BigotedAuthors2)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn chemist Tu Youyou doesn’t

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have a medical degree or PhD. Yet she discovered a treatment for malaria that has saved millions of lives. The drug was derived from an ancient herbal medicine that she spent years tracking down. In part because of her lack of credentials, she remained virtually unsung from the time she helped come up with the cure in 1977 until she won a Nobel Prize in 2015. What’s most unsung about your accomplishments, Capricorn? There’s a much better chance than usual that it will finally be appreciated in the coming months.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “You can’t learn anything when

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you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room,” writes author Barbara Kingsolver. That’s a useful message for you right now. Why? Because you will soon be exposed to teachings that could change your life for the better. And if you hope to be fully available for those teachings, you must be extra receptive and curious and open-minded — which means you shouldn’t try to seem like you already know everything you need to know.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I’ve decided not to use quotes

by famous writers who’ve endorsed bigoted ideas. In the future, my horoscopes won’t mention the work of T.S. Eliot, Roald Dahl, V.S. Naipaul, Edith Wharton, Kingsley Amis, H.P. Lovecraft, Flannery O’Connor, Rudyard Kipling, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. I’m sorry to see them go, because I’ve learned a lot from some of them. And I understand that many were reflecting attitudes that were widespread in their era and milieu. But as I’ve deepened my commitment to fighting prejudice, I’ve come to the conclusion that I personally don’t want to engage with past perpetrators. Now, in accordance

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Luck is what happens to you when

fate gets tired of waiting,” says author Gregory David Roberts. If that’s true, I expect that a surge of luck will flow your way soon. According to my astrological analysis, fate has grown impatient waiting for you to take the actions that would launch your life story’s next chapter. Hopefully, a series of propitious flukes will precipitate the postponed but necessary transformations. My advice? Don’t question the unexpected perks. Don’t get in their way. Allow them to work their magic.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Have you formulated wily plans and

crafty maneuvers to help you navigate through the labyrinthine tests and trials up ahead? I hope so. If you hope to solve the dicey riddles and elude the deceptive temptations, you’ll need to use one of your best old tricks — and come up with a new trick, as well. But please keep this important caveat in mind: To succeed, you won’t necessarily have to break the rules. It may be sufficient merely to make the rules more supple and flexible.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: JARROTT & CO REAL E S TAT E INVESTMENTS at 821 Paseo Alicante Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Leonard S Jarrott (same address) Margaret S Jarrott (same address) conducted by a Copartners Signed: Margaret S Jarrott Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0002334. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GUZMAN GENERAL LABOR at 1121 E Rice Ranch Santa Maria, CA 93455; Juan D Guzman Machuca (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Juuan De Jesus Guzman Machuca Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0002233. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business a s : L I V E S C A N S A N TA BARBARA, S A N TA BARBARA SHREDDING at 411 E Canon Perdido St Ste 15 Santa Barbara, CA 9 3 1 0 1 ; L a w c o p y, L L C ( s a m e address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Charles J Rao Jr Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002370. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: JUST SHORT AND SWEET at 1125 Olive St, Apt 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Blythe E Rhoads (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Blythe Rhoads Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0002344. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: HPC at 4860 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93111; HPC of Santa Barbara, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Beth Thuna Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002378. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: FORESTGYPSEA at 2431 Murrell Road Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Melody Ann Alvarez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Melody Ann Alvarez Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 15, 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: 2020‑0002360. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: U LT I M AT E L O N G E V I T Y a t 315 Meigs Rd, Ste A108 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Katherine Bernhardt 34122 Selva Rd Dana Point, CA 92629 conducted by a Individual Signed: Katherine Bernhardt Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002307. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GINO’S SICILIAN EXPRESS at 12 West Figueroa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Connie Milano 1613 Chapala St. C Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Individual Signed: Connie Milano Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002375. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TUNED IN MUSIC STUDIOS at 2829 M i r a d e r o D r. U n i t B S a n t a Barbara, CA 93105; Leana Rae V Movillion. (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Leana Rae Movillion Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002447. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SHEARS TO YOU at 130 South Hope Ave, Suite 120 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Brittany K Jones 1924 Elise Way Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93109 conducted by a Individual Signed: Stephen C. Swinchatt Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 15, 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: 2020‑0002354. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EGAN MARKETING, R E PA I R SHOP VIDEOS, S PA R K INTERACTIVE at 3905 State St. 7‑235 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Patrick Egan 3826 Center Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110 conducted by a Individual Signed: Patrick Egan Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 21, 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: 2020‑0002402. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : S A N TA BARABARA BBQ at 415 W Gutierrez St #11 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Cesar J Tr u j i l l o ( s a m e a d d r e s s ) conducted by a Individual Signed: Cesar Joaquin Tr u j i l l o F i l e d w i t h t h e County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002369. Published: Sep 24. Oct 1, 8, 15 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MIKES H E AT I N G A N D A I R a t 8 2 0 E Ya n o n a l i S t r e e t # B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Michael J Dominguez (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael J Dominguez Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 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: 2020‑0002419. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HAR PUBLISHING at 4821 P a g a l i n g D r. G u a d a l u p e , C A 9 3 4 3 4 ; L u i s L o p e z J r. (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: L u i s L o p e z J r. F i l e d w i t h the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002328. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: E X P E R T‑ A D U D E S I G N A N D BUILD, LLC at 7823 Wagon Wheel Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Expert‑adu design and build, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Margaret J Stevens Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002384. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : A L LY T O A C C O M P L I C E , A L LY 2 ACCOMPLICE, A2A at 72 South Patterson Ave Apt 108 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; A l l y To A c c o m p l i c e ( s a m e address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Donte Newman Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 21, 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: 2020‑0002395. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHEESE S H O P S A N TA B A R B A R A at 827 Santa Barbara St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Graham Fine Foods, Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Michael Graham Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002323. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: L I M I T L E S S C R E AT I O N S a t 91 Depot Rd Goleta, CA 93117; Thomas E Zepeda 125 S Voluntario St Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93103 conducted by a Individual Signed: Thomas Ernesto Zepeda Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002443. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SIX STRANDS at 720 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Charlene W Macharia (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Charlene Macharia Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 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: 2020‑0002421. Published: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) J & G MANAGEMENT SERVICES at 4526 Auhay Drive #B Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Gary Lynd Inc. (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Gary Lynd Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0002501. Published: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: COMMUNIFY at 5638 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (same address) conducted by a Corporation Signed: Patricia D Keelean Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 29, 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: 2020‑0002460. Published: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: S TA G E C O A C H P L A Z A a t 2948 Nojoqui Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93441; Robert W B a r t l e t t 2 7 W. A n a p a m u St. #351 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert W Bartlett Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002440. Published: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) U LT R A L I F E SPORTS & F A M I LY CHIROPRACTIC at 23 Hitchock Way Ste 110 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Antonia J Forsyth 5080 Rhoads Ave Apt D Santa Barbara, CA 93111 conducted by a Individual Signed: Antonia J Forsyth Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 30, 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: 2020‑0002481. Published: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) NAP CLUB at 298 Carpinteria Ste 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Brittney Meyer 2809 Serena Rd A Santa Barbara, CA 93105 conducted by a Individual Signed: Brittney Meyer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002327. Published: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) RED BLUFF ROAD SELF STORAGE at 5901 Encina Rd Ste C‑5 Goleta, CA 93103; Daniel E. Braun 1461 Holiday Hill Road Goleta, CA 93117 conducted by a Individual Signed: Daniel E. Braun Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0002506. Published: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) AXIE SUZE SWIM at 1016 Cliff Drive Apt 210 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Susanna M Cole (same address) conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Alexzandra Carlson Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 22, 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: 2020‑0002406. Published: Oct 15, 22, 29. Nov 5 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g p e r s o n ( s ) S A N TA BARBARA WIRELESS F O U N D AT I O N a t 4 0 2 5 S t a t e Street #37 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (same address) conducted by a C o r p o r a t i o n S i g n e d : To m Saunders Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2020‑0002439. Published: Oct 15, 22, 29. Nov 5 2020.

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NAME CHANGE I N T H E M AT T E R O F T H E A P P L I C AT I O N O F J E R E M Y KING ECKLUND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV02594 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: JEREMY KING ECKLUND TO: JEREMY KING THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below t o s h o w c a u s e , i f a n y, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS I n t h e m a t t e r o f : E VA L. CRUICKSHANK, settlor (Deceased) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF Santa Barbara CASE: 20PR00243 I, JUNE ELIZABETH V E R L O O P, Successor Tr u s t e e o f t h e E VA L . CRUICKSHANK LIVING TRUST dated June 2, 2003, do hereby file the following proposed Notice to Creditors for purposes of an assignment of a proceeding n u m b e r, pursuant to Probate Code Section 19004, to be followed by publication pursuant to Probate Code Section 19040 as follows: I n t h e M a t t e r o f E VA L . CRUICKSHANK, deceased. Beneficiary: NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate Code 19040 Notice is hereby given to the credtors and contingent creditors of the above‑named decedent, that all persons having claims against decedent are required to file them with the Santa Barbara Superior Court, Anacapa Division, at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 and mail a copy to JUNE ELIZABETH V E R L O O P, S u c c e s s o r Tr u s t e e , o f t h e E VA L . C R U I C K S H A N K , originally created June 2, 2003, wherwherein the d e c e d e n t w a s t h e S e t t l o r, at: JUNE ELIZABETH VERLOOP within the later of four (4) months after Oct 15, 2020 (the date of the first publication of the notice to creditors) o r, i f n o t i c e i s m a i l e d or personally deliverd to you, 30 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally deliverd to you. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by cerified mail, with return receipt requested to: Erik D. Black, Esq, State Bar No. 101580; Black & Black; 1114 State St., Suite 272 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 957‑1922 Dated 6 / 2 9 / 2 0 . D a r r e l E . P a r k e r, Executive Officer; April Garcia, Deputy Published Oct 15, 22, 29. Nov 5 2020.

SUMMONS ( C I TA C I O N JUDICIAL) N O T I C E T O D E F E N D A N T: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CINDY S. R E I L LY; DOROTHY C AVA G N A additional Parties Attachment Form is Attached YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO E S TA D E M A N D A N D O E L DEMANDANTE): RIMMA WILSON NOTICE! Yo u h a v e b e e n s u e d . T h e court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the i n f o r m a t i o n b e l o w. Yo u h a v e 3 0 C A L E N D A R D AY S a f t e r t h i s S u m m o n s and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Yo u r written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for y o u r r e s p o n s e . Yo u c a n find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law l i b r a r y, o r t h e c o u r t h o u s e nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal r e q u i r e m e n t s . Yo u m a y want to call an attorney r i g h t a w a y. I f y o u d o n o t k n o w a n a t t o r n e y, you may call an attorney referral service. If you c a n n o t a f f o r d a n a t t o r n e y, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services p r o g r a m . Yo u c a n l o c a t e these nonprofit groups at the California Legal S e r v i c e s We b s i t e ( w w w. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a c i v i l c a s e . T h e c o u r t ’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede

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