OCT. 22-29, 2020 VOL. 34 â—† NO. 771
KEEPING TABS ON DIABLO CANYON GREEK FOOD FUNDRAISER IN MEMORIAM: ROSS MCMURRY
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Thank you! The SBCC Foundation is grateful to all of the generous sponsors, donors, and virtual guests who made our second annual Spring Forward! Gala a huge success! The event raised more than $300,000 to support our communityâ€™s college and its students.
Spring Forward! Gala 2020 sponsors: Trustee Herbert & Bui Simon Foundation Luria Foundation
Coleen Richardson Friedel and Ted Friedel Scott and Rachil Vincent
Roger Durling and Daniel Launspach Leslie Meadowcroft-Schipper and Frank Schipper Zegar Family Foundation
Anderson Systems Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Chevron Fielding Graduate University Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara Lauren Katz & Joan and Bob Rothenberg
KBZ Architects KCRW Mission Wealth Northern Trust Rinaldo & Lalla Brutoco / Omega Point Institute Pacific Premier Bank
Additional thanks to: California State University, Channel Islands, Santa Barbara Beautiful, Santa Barbara Independent
To watch a video of the event, visit sbccfoundation.org/spring-forward-gala. 2
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Virtual Events! Intimate, interactive online events you won’t find anywhere else
Leading activists, creatives and thinkers confront racism in America, guiding us towards racial equality.
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Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi Sun, Nov 15 / 11 AM Pacific $10 / UCSB students: FREE! (Student registration required)
Celebrated Novelist, Essayist and Poet
Barbara Kingsolver in Conversation with Pico Iyer Mon, Oct 26 / 5 PM Pacific $10 / UCSB students: FREE! (Student registration required)
Note new date “A gifted magician of words.” Time Enjoy a fascinating conversation and Q&A with the award-winning author of nearly a dozen bestsellers including Unsheltered and the just-released How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons).
Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners:
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OCTOBER 22, 2020
Remembering, honoring & loving
Patrick Potter on his 55th birthday
October 25, 1965 – May 2, 2020 Throughout 54.5 years on this earth, Patrick embodied the sincere, generous and gregarious soul of a true Southern gentleman. From his New Orleans beginnings to his most recent years in Santa Barbara, he touched countless hearts with refreshing charm, engaging wit and open arms. As the center of my world for the past decade, Patrick loved and was loved completely. Our dynamic proved irreplaceable and our devotion unmistakable. Now, his permanent place in my own heart is unquestionable. Happy 55th birthday to you, my beautiful better half. May you be resting in peace as your spirit continues to shine brightly upon all of us. I love you very, very much, and I’ll miss you every day until we meet again. Patricks55th@gmail.com 4
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volume 34, # 771, Oct. 22-29, 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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Racing to Justice at UCSB
Arts & Lectures Devotes a Full Season of Special Events to Fighting Racial Injustices
by Charles Donelan ON THE COVER: Clockwise from bottom right, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Dawn Porter, Rhiannon Giddens, Isabel Wilkerson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brittany K. Barnett, and Ibram X. Kendi. Photos courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.
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Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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OUR NEW STYLE SPECIALIST Upon launching more than five years ago, the Independent’s real estate section became a place where experts in design, efficiency, and all things home could share their insights with the greater Santa Barbara community. This week’s paper introduces a brand-new column in this collection: The Style Specialist, by Christine Cowles, who runs the company Styled & Staged Santa Barbara. (See styledandstagedsb.com.) She’ll be writing about home styling tips, exploring decorating trends, and offering advice on how to prepare homes for sale.
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How did you come into this work? Originally from Houston, I’ve been in Santa Barbara for 20 years and was drawn to the outdoor lifestyle here. My background is in graphic design, event planning, and fundraising, and I spent most of my time in S.B. working for nonprofits. I started staging homes in 2016 to pursue my passion for design and helping homeowners move into the next phase of their lives. What do you hope to provide for readers in your column? I hope to provide readers with insight into creating spaces they love. What do you like to do in your free time? My favorite hobbies are camping and hiking in the High Sierra, kayaking, and cooking. Any fun facts we should know? I’m a twin. Before moving to Santa Barbara, I was a park ranger in Yosemite National Park. I make a mean Thai green curry and bánh mì sandwich. And I’m refinishing my father’s 1959 wood canoe.
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No Night Watch Doomed Conception compliance on a nighttime patrol. Though the Conception had two escape exits from the bunkroom area, they both came out in the galley. In hindsight, an escape to the outer deck would have allowed the passengers to escape, the report noted. NTSB investigators put the blame for the 34 deaths squarely on Truth Aquat- Conception and its skiff ics. The shipowner had lacked crew training, emergency drills, and The report ruled out sea conditions and the roving night patrol for some time, the alcohol and drug use by the crew as factors report stated. “If the company had been in the incident. The fire’s origin was thought actively involved in ensuring the safe prac- to be in the aft portion of the salon, but the tices required by regulations were enforced report could only guess at the most likely … it is likely this accident would not have source of ignition — the Conception’s elechappened.” trical system, unattended batteries being Many of the investigators’ questions charged, improperly discarded smoking went unanswered, according to the report. materials, or “other” factors. Both the crew and the owner deferred As part of its mission to prevent simimany questions to the Conception’s captain, lar disasters in the future, the NTSB report Jerry Boylan, who had operated the ship ended with recommendations for changes for decades. Out of deference to a criminal to federal regulations for small passenger investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, ships: smoke detectors in all accommodathe NTSB waived those questions. As well, tion spaces, connected smoke detectors that documents, records, security cameras, and all sound if one sounds, a protocol to ensure such items as smoke detectors were seized by a roving patrol takes place, and requirement the U.S. Attorney Office and were not avail- of an unobstructed secondary escape outn able to the NTSB, the report stated. let.
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The National Transportation Safety Board strongly criticized the safety procedures onboard the Conception and the regulations that allowed such inadequate standards in its final report released on October 20. It also indicated criminal charges were coming from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the tragedy that claimed 34 lives off the coast of Santa Cruz Island on Labor Day weekend in 2019. The report details a deadly chain of circumstances, including the long-standing lack of a night watch aboard the ship, an escape hatch that led to the fiery salon, and no smoke detectors in the salon to sound the alarm earlier. These factors contributed to the 34 deaths since the victims, most of whom were awake below deck when the fire broke out, were unable to escape, ultimately succumbing to smoke that smothered them. “The absence of the required roving patrol on the Conception delayed detection and allowed for the growth of the fire, precluded firefighting and evacuation efforts, and directly led to the high number of fatalities in the accident,” the report stated. Blamed were both shipowner Truth Aquatics’ lack of oversight of the vessel and crew operations and also the lack of a Coast Guard requirement for more smoke detectors and the daytime Coast Guard inspections that had no means to verify
Santa Barbara–based actor Jeff Bridges (above) said 10/19 on Twitter he’s been diagnosed with lymphoma but that his prognosis is good. Bridges said he was “profoundly grateful for the love and support” he’s received from family and friends. “And, while I have you,” he said, “please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. Vote.org.” A man walking on the 200 block of West Montecito Street was struck and killed by the southbound train at about 7 p.m. on 10/14. According to Santa Barbara Police Department officials, the fatality was an accident.
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I.V. Holds Key to Reopening Progress Recent Outbreaks, Halloween Threaten County’s Orange-Tier Aspirations by Delaney Smith hough just a small, single-square-mile community, Isla Vista holds the key to pushing the entire County of Santa Barbara forward or backward in terms of pandemic reopening progress. With Halloween coming up, the stakes get even higher with potential parties and gatherings. Two new COVID-19 clusters, totaling 13 new cases, popped up in the tiny college town last week. This marks three total outbreaks in the community so far. Just last week, the Public Health Department reported that the single largest age group contracting the virus are 20-29 year olds — the main demographic of Isla Vistans. “It does seem likely that this outbreak is significant enough that it’s going to affect our numbers for a period of time, but if we are able to contain those and
limit this to this event, we’re going to be able to get right back on track to the trend we have in the right direction,” 2nd District Supervisor Gregg Hart said about the outbreaks. Public Health Director Van DoReynoso said that the outbreaks have been linked to houses in the Greek housing system as well as additional cases in the Isla Vista community. One major complaint from the public has been about parties and gatherings in Isla Vista and the lack of enforcement around social distancing and other pandemic protocols. “UCSB needs to bring the hammer down on their student body,” said Andy Caldwell, who is currently running against incumbent Salud Carbajal for the 24th Congressional District seat. Caldwell is one of many who believe that enforcement is not strict enough and that the many college students residing in Isla Vista need consequences
such as suspension for breaking COVID-19 protocols. The university is working together with Public Health to keep a tighter control over Isla Vista cases. The two entities are working closely with collaborative messaging and outreach strategies with SBCC, Goleta, the Isla Vista Community District, the Greek Community, and the Associated Students at UCSB. Public Health also expanded its testing hours in Isla Vista so more residents may be tested. The county is helping to get messaging out on all fronts, including social media, collaborative letters from doctors to all students about gatherings, and door hangers in Isla Vista, as well as other public service announcements. The general message is “Halloween at Home,” a much-needed message in the college town notorious for its massive Halloween parties. Thousands typically gather in house and street parties, CONT’D ON PAGE 8
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Two men were arrested just before 2 a.m. on 10/18 for allegedly firing a gun in Isla Vista. Brayan Aguilar-Jimenez, 22, of Goleta and Raul Cortes, 25, of Fresno were driving in a white Corvette in the area of Camino del Sur and Del Playa and shooting a handgun toward the ocean, officials said. When deputies stopped them a short distance away, they refused to exit the car for nearly an hour before surrendering. Both men were charged with negligent discharge of a firearm, a felony, and resisting arrest, among other charges, officials said. They were booked in jail and later released on $35,000 bail each.
CORONAVIRUS The County Probation Department announced on 10/16 that a staff member at Santa Maria Juvenile Hall tested positive for COVID-19. The department claims the employee called in sick before a scheduled shift and was subsequently tested for COVID19. According to a press release, no youth have tested positive at the facility, and the department was awaiting results for staff members as of press time. n
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Big Wow for State Street Council Re-Approves Electric Bike Share Program
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or the second week in a row, the Santa Barbara City Council embraced an uncharacteristically improvisational approach to planning the future of State Street. This week, the hot issue was an electric bike share program that could put as many as 75 rentable electric bikes on State Street and another 50 along the waterfront in the next few months. Depending how that goes, the new program could put another 100 bikes — and their docked stations—along Coast Village Road, Milpas Street, San Andres Street, and on the Mesa sometime early next year. For the second week in row, the City Council also politely but unambiguously served notice on the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) — one of City Hall’s most fiercely protective design review boards — not to get in the way. At the same time, the council also applauded that same HLC for raising questions that city transportation planners initially bristled at since they were in a hurry to launch the bike share program. Just before the pandemic hit, the council had selected BCycle, a subsidiary of the Trek company, as its bike share vendor. Back then, the plan was to “dock” the bikes on futuristiclooking stands scattered along State Street sidewalks. When the council closed the street to traffic—while opening it to pedestrians and restaurant operations—members of the HLC questioned whether electric bikes still made sense. And in fact, friction has arisen between pedestrians and some cyclists. The commissioners also questioned whether the bicycle docks should now be on the sidewalks. All these questions precipitated considerable headbutting, pitting the commissioners against bike share advocates such as Rob Dayton, City Hall’s traffic planning guru. Last week, the HLC and Dayton differed over how to reconfigure State Street over the next three years. The HLC lost as the council voted to exclude it from deliberating over the street’s new — but temporary — configuration. This week, the HLC was again iced out of the deliberative action, but not before Dayton proposed locating the bike docks on the street instead of the sidewalks and Councilmember Michael Jordan called HLC Chair Anthony Grumbine “a valuable, credible, and reasonable player.” The plan now is for the bike docks to be attached five or six in a
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row to the new parklets that have popped up on State Street and are used by restaurant operators. Galvanized by COVID, the council is a desperately trying to keep the long-dormant downtown economically and culturally relevant. But its members are also genuinely excited over the transformative possibilities of the electric bike share program. As a self-described 60-year-old man with two bad knees, Jordan admitted he’d never ride a standard bike up State Street, but he would definitely pedal a $2,000 electric bike around while being charged only for the time he spent actually in the saddle. With an electric bike share program—accessed with a smartphone app and a credit card—he estimated he could easily eliminate two or three short car trips a day. Councilmember Kristen Sneddon — the sole voice to speak out in favor of the HLC — expressed concern the BCycle bike share program might “presuppose” the future direction for State Street before other planning initiatives are fully developed. But even she gushed over the new program, as did councilmembers Oscar Gutierrez from the Westside and Alejandra Gutierrez (no relation) from the Eastside, who were eager to see the new bikes in their districts. Predictably, alt-transit advocates from the Community Environmental Council, COAST, and SBCAG all praised the BCycle. A handful of speakers objected that electric bikes are dangerously fast and cater to the tourist trade as opposed to the “long-term, Monday-through-Friday locals” crowd. A trauma specialist from Cottage wondered about bicycle helmets. A company spokesperson said BCycle would offer subscribers $20 rebates to buy helmets in local stores. Steven Hausz of the HLC objected many riders are not respectful as they whiz by at speeds of 25 miles per hour. One business that rents out electric bikes expressed concern about the competition. But Jim Knell of SIMA Corporation — the biggest landlord on State Street and one of City Hall’s most outspoken critics—supported the idea since it will allow people to make their way up and down the length of a street deemed by experts too long to traverse with ease. And that, he said, would be a tonic for local business. The council vote to approve the new plan — while keeping it beyond the oversight of n the HLC — was unanimous.
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n Monday, singer and Santa Ynez Valley resident P!nk held a rally at Solvang Park that drew close to 200 and featured speeches from community members and a performance by the singer — all with the goal of inspiring action to promote social and racial equity and inclusion in the Santa Ynez Valley. Attendees heard from Supervisor Joan Hartmann, who said real strength resides in being vulnerable and sharing our stories of hurt with others. The first to share such a story was local musician John Ormond, who helped organize the event and whose family’s Black Lives Matter sign was vandalized with a blue stripe painted over the word “Black.” At one point while Ormond was speaking, a man drove by waving a small American flag and shouted, “Trump 2020!” In her speech, local activist Vashti Wilson asked rally-goers to “share the load” borne by people of color and encouraged them “to not be one of those cold and timid souls,” referencing a quote by Teddy Roosevelt. Wilson’s 7-year-old daughter, Madison, shared how she started a crowdfunded project called Madi’s Treasure Box, which has
raised $43,000 to provide local schools with multicultural books and crayons. Community religious leaders also took turns to speak. The Reverend Chris Brown advised attendees to not just listen but to take action following the event, while the Reverend Randall Day led a prayer, saying, “May our actions be blessing, and may new policies and new social structures formed by us be blessing for everyone.” Rabbi Debi Lewis took a more direct approach with her remarks. “Leadership sets a tone. It either is divisive or it unites us. It either appeals to ‘very fine people on both sides,’ or it unequivocally rejects it,” she said, referencing President Trump. “There is no such thing as a ‘very fine’ white supremacist.” Speaking in English, Spanish, and the Samala language of the Chumash, a group of local children closed out the rally with a call “to explore with honesty and empathy the role that race, gender, sexual orientation, and immigrant status play in our current climate” and “to embrace ideas and opinions different from our own and to disagree peaceably in order to foster better understanding and solutions.”
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Jordan agreed the problem was real, but he insisted that the unpaid back debt would become a legal cause for eviction and would no longer qualify for the “just cause” protections. Longtime political activist Dick Flacks, speaking for S.B. County Action Network, argued that a required higher relocation assistance would act as a deterrent for landlords seeking wealthier tenants. Back when landlords were converting rental units into for-sale condominiums, he recalled, the City Council imposed the more burdensome four-month relocation assistance requirement and it helped cool the market for condo conversions. It made no sense, he argued, for the council to require less now. Landlord advocates have insisted the high relocation costs would either drive rents up or force some landlords to sell their units. The Ordinance Committee voted to forward the issue to the whole council where all the same arguments will —Nick Welsh be hashed out again.
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Catching ‘Financial Predators’ New State Law Regulates Debt Collectors, High Interest Rates by Lily Hopwood igning a loan or insurance document with confusing fine print can have expensive financial repercussions, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, complaints to the state over predatory lenders, aggressive debt collectors, and high interest rates have increased by 40 percent. To protect Californians, Santa Barbara Assemblymember Monique Limón’s Assembly Bill 1864 was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 25. “In my role as Chair of Banking and Finance, I know of individuals in our state who have taken out a $2,500 loan that ended up being a $13,000 loan when all was done and paid for,” said Limón. “And that causes individuals and families to become homeless—these stories really exist. There’s a lot of work to be done.” The new law establishes the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation to regulate all financial services in the state, including previously unregulated businesses such as debt collection, credit repair, and check cashing. This first-in-the-nation bill won bipartisan support in the California State Legislature. Governor Newsom was joined at a virtual signing ceremony by Jay’Riah Thomas, an appointee to the State Independent Living Council. After taking out student and personal loans—some of which were subject to excessively increased interest rates—Thomas was doubtful that she will be able to pay them off in the near future. “Debt collectors on all spectrums have been a complete nightmare for me. They use scare tactics such as threatening to garnish my wages, send negative inquiries to be placed on my credit report, or even serving me to appear in court,” Thomas said. “I honestly have a fear of answering phone numbers I do not know due to these debt collectors.”
The Financial Protection office, which replaces the Department of Business Oversight, has enforcement authority over “any person that engages in the offering or providing of a consumer financial product or service to a California resident.” This oversight will also apply to new industries and inventions, which is particularly necessary in the constantly changing field of technology. “California is the fifth-largest economy in the world,” said Limón. “Sometimes people don’t want to invest or experiment in a state like California where they don’t know the rules — if you tell people here’s the rules, here’s the guidelines, here’s who you can contact, and we actually have an agency in favor of it, then you can stimulate folks to come in. It gives entrepreneurs and businesses clear direction, which can stimulate innovation—particularly in the tech sector,” Limón said. Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court voted to limit the independence of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The court ruled the bureau’s director could be removed by the president, which renders it vulnerable to political pressure. With the future of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau uncertain, California’s new consumeroriented, state-level financial protection agency sets a nationwide precedent. “While the federal government is getting out of the financial protection business, California is leaning into it,” said Governor Newsom. “It’s at this moment especially — when so many Californians are strapped for cash and struggling to pay their bills—that families are likely to fall victim to predatory and abusive financial products. These bills ensure that financial predators are subjected to alert oversight and agile enforcement.” n
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Who’s Behind Impact Education? political action committee (PAC) called Impact Education grabbed the attention of local residents in recent weeks as mailers and lawn signs for candidates across several races began popping up all over town. Though all school board races are considered nonpartisan, the PAC dedicated to literacy reform in local public schools has supported a slate of all conservativeleaning candidates. In the Santa Barbara Unified school board race, the PAC has supported two candidates — Elrawd MacLearn and Brian Campbell — via a $5,000 contribution to MacLearn and mailers on behalf of both candidates. Until recently, any financial filings made by the committee weren’t posted, leading voters to question who was behind Impact Education. Dan Ferrick, the committee’s principal officer, told the Independent that the group’s treasurer in Sacramento had filed all of the financial statements and adhered to all deadlines. He said that because the invoice for the candidate mailers came after the first filing deadline, he filed expenditure reports on October 8. At the same time the expenditure reports were filed, the contribution reports were also filed, revealing the main donors behind Impact Education. The PAC has been accused of being a cover for Fair Education, a nonprofit that unsuccessfully sued the district over its contract with an implicit-bias training organization, Just Communities. Many Fair Education members have been
known to frequently speak out at board meetings in criticism of the Santa Barbara Unified district. James Fenkner, Sheridan Rosenberg, and Peggy Wilson are among several Fair Education members who gave to the PAC—$510; $1,000; and $1,000, respectively — though Ferrick has said there is no official tie between the two groups. Despite some overlap of supporters, the core of Impact Education is not Fair Education but the same supporters of the 2017 unsuccessful mayoral candidate Angel Martinez. The largest single donation to the PAC was $10,000 from Jaje Incorporated, a real estate investment business owned by State Street’s biggest landlord, James Knell. Other notable donors include $500 from retired General Motors executive Jim Westby, and another almost $300 came from Gregory Gandrud, who is retired from Carpinteria City Council but still highly active in the local Republican party. In all, Impact Education has raised about $53,000. The next deadline to file financial statements is October 22. —Delaney Smith
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by Tyler Hayden at the house. “They stepped over her as ne year to the day after their if she wasn’t there,” he said. Forty minbrother, Cameron Ely — the son utes passed before paramedics were of Tarzan actor Ron Ely — was allowed inside the home and declared shot 22 times by Santa Barbara her dead. Valerie’s most serious stab Sheriff ’s deputies, Kirsten Ely and injury was to one of her lungs, Lacy Kaitland Ely Sweet and their attorneys said. “Certainly, it’s a devastating held a tearful news conference in wound, but one that someone can live from if they receive the appropriate the driveway of the family’s Hope Ranch home to forcefully rebuke a medical aid.” new report by the District Attorney’s The Ely sisters said they can’t help Office that ruled the shooting a wonder if their mother could have justifiable homicide. been saved if the deputies had interCameron, who was unarmed when vened sooner. “Our hearts break every he was killed, was the prime suspect time we think that the simple acts of checking her pulse, administering in the stabbing death of the siblings’ mother, Valerie, earlier that evening CPR, or immediately calling medics on October 15, 2019. Law enforcement could have given us back our mom officials claim Cameron announced and allowed our father many more he had a gun, then lunged at the depuyears with the love of his life,” said ties during their confrontation at the Kirsten. Kirsten said the family had an property. The Elys and their attorneys disinkling something was amiss when pute that narrative, arguing Cameron TEARFUL TESTIMONY: Kaitland Ely Sweet (speaking) and Kirsten Ely have accused Santa Barbara law enforcement of attempting detectives stopped communicating was attempting to surrender to the to cover up the unlawful killing of their brother, Cameron. with them only two weeks after the four deputies with his hands raised incident. They waited a year in “agowhen they opened fire without reason or warning. The Elys challenged that assertion, noting other dialogue is clearly nizing confusion” for some kind of update on the investigaclaim the deputies then lied to investigators, and that the audible just before and right after the shooting. None of the tion. It was only when they obtained the recording through District Attorney’s Office is now complicit in the alleged deputies’ body cameras were turned on at the time. their civil complaint that they realized their instincts were cover-up. They point to an audio recording of the incident Moreover, Lacy said, the few brief moments in the tape correct. “Things were even worse than we imagined,” Kirsten that directly contradicts the deputies’ statements and the between when the deputies first approach Cameron and the said. District Attorney’s report, which relied solely on an inter- explosion of gunfire erupts simply don’t allow for that supNeither authorities nor the family has provided a clear nal Sheriff ’s Office investigation. (Listen to the audio at posed series of events — orders given, Cameron complying, motive for Valerie’s murder, though a coroner’s report noted independent.com.) The family has since filed a federal Cameron then saying he has a gun, Cameron then not com- Cameron, a Harvard graduate who reportedly suffered from wrongful death lawsuit against the county that also claims plying, deputies restating their orders — to have occurred. mental health problems and was living with his parents, had the deputies failed to give timely medical aid to Valerie when “There was no time for what law enforcement alleges hap- been acting erratically and aggressively in the days prior. they responded to the scene. pened to have happened,” Lacy said. “It’s just not possible. Ron Ely, 81, was home at the time of the killing, confined to “As we grieved our mother and brother over the past year, The rendition that they’ve cooked up doesn’t pass muster, a wheelchair and unable to speak after a recent stroke. we were unable to pick up the pieces due to the intentional and they have to be held accountable.” deception, ineptitude, and disregard for human life demScott Roder, a forensic specialist working with onstrated by the Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s Department and Lacy’s team, said Dudley’s attempt to explain away the conspiratorial obstruction of truth and outright lies put the missing sound as a technical issue just doesn’t into print by the Santa Barbara DA’s Office,” said Kirsten as make sense. “Microphones don’t work that way,” he she trembled and read from prepared remarks. “The audio said. “You can’t pick up one thing and not something recording is conclusive proof that the statement that the DA else from a few feet away.” The shooting occurred released saying the shooting was justified is nothing more when Cameron and the deputies were standing than a series of lies strung together to protect the deputies within 10-12 feet of each other, Lacy said. For too long, Lacy declared, unlawful police killfrom their actions and to conceal the truth of what really ings have only been considered a problem for Black happened to Cameron.” Kaitland struggled to speak as she remembered her and brown communities. “I’m here to tell you today 62-year-old mother, “a real-life fairy godmother,” and her that this is an American problem that we all have to 30-year-old brother, a gifted athlete and musician who “had join together to do something about,” he said. the most contagious laugh” and “gave the best hugs.” CamAttorney John Burris, who leads the civil rights HANDS UP: Attorney John Burris demonstrates where Cameron Ely allegedly eron had the word “veritas,” Latin for “truth,” tattooed on law firm Lacy is a member of, said the statements stood in the home’s driveway with his hands raised when he was shot. his back, Kaitland said, “which was illegible when he arrived made by Santa Barbara authorities shouldn’t be at the coroner’s office because it had been shot through so taken at face value. “Our view is we ought not accept their In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Bill many times by the deputies.” “We urge everyone to listen to official position without some corroboration, and there is Brown went after the Elys and their attorneys for staging the the truth,” she went on. “Listening to the audio only takes 19 no corroboration whatsoever,” he said. “That is the basis for press event while their lawsuit is still pending. “Unlike the plaintiff ’s attorneys in this case, the Santa Barbara County seconds, and then you will know the truth, too.” the lawsuit.” Even if the deputies had good reason to believe Cameron Sheriff ’s Office and the County of Santa Barbara takes seriAttorney DeWitt Lacy, a well-known Los Angeles litigator who specializes in police misconduct cases, played the had murdered his mother, Burris went on, they weren’t ously our professional obligation to avoid undue pretrial audio recording for members of the media. He illustrated legally allowed to shoot him if he didn’t pose an immediate publicity about this matter since it is currently in litigation,” how three of the main points made in the District Attorney’s threat to their lives. “You can’t summarily execute someone he said. “It is important to remember that the plaintiffs’ report to portray Cameron as a threat to the deputies — that because you think they committed a crime,” he said. Bur- attorneys’ allegations are just that — allegations, not facts. they ordered him to the ground, that he announced he had ris theorized one deputy may have been spooked by some We will respond to these allegations later, and at the approa gun, and that the deputies commanded him to remain on movement of Cameron’s and squeezed off a round, creating priate place, the District Court.” Dudley had no comment on the family’s accusations the ground when he reportedly started to lunge — cannot a chain reaction of gunfire among the others in a phenomother than to say she would “carefully consider any new be heard at all. enon known as a “sympathetic shooting.” District Attorney Joyce Dudley has blamed the omissions Lacy further discussed during the hour-long news con- evidence that I am provided.” on equipment failure, saying the microphones worn by the ference how deputies allegedly ignored their own training The lawsuit remains in the discovery phase, and no heardeputies didn’t capture those particular statements. 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s a strong supporter of the value of a quality education and a funder of local scholarships for our most deserving students, I wish to show my full support for José Juan Ibarra for Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District Board Member. Ibarra grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley, received his two degrees from UCSB, and has taught in both public and private schools in Santa Barbara County. He knows the value of a quality education and the need for collaboration and cultural diversity in our schools. He and his wife, Arcelia, raised their two daughters, who both attend prestigious colleges, in the valley. I’ve known José Juan for over 10 years, and I’ve admired his levelheadedness, caring, and intelligence. Most of all, he is a good listener, which is much needed. I hope you will support me and many others in choosing José —Richard Nagler, Solvang Juan Ibarra.
any young adults like myself are cynical about politics, because too often candidates think voters are dumb. They think they can pretend to be things they aren’t. In our local politics, we have two candidates who are quite extreme in their conservative beliefs yet are backed by a mysterious Political Action Committee — Impact Education, a new iteration of Fair Education — that tries to paint a different picture. Elrawd MacLearn and Brian Campbell oppose an inclusive approach to education that is widely supported here in Santa Barbara, such as bilingual education for those who choose it (which passed by nearly 70 percent in this county), ethnic studies (which has been a growing movement for over a decade), and medically based sex ed that families can opt out of. Yet the PAC that supports them speaks only of “inclusivity” and “transparency.” This group was in clear violation of campaign finance rules until recently: None of its donors were known to the public, as is required. MacLearn took more than $5,000 from the PAC yet claims he knows nothing about it. Meanwhile, on a right-wing radio show hosted by a devoted Trump supporter, MacLearn speaks of fighting Marxism and accuses the Black Lives Matter movement of promoting anarchy. MacLearn and Campbell have cynically been trying to distance themselves from Fair Education, yet their ads are all funded by Impact Education. Give us a break. Voters are smarter than you think.
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egarding the proposal to spruce up the so-called State Street Promenade, having a bike lane or anything that encourages bicycles on the Promenade is dangerous and wrong. A “promenade” is defined as a “leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity” and as a “public place for such walking.” My wife and I were outside at The Good Lion, relaxed until (as each other time we have been on the promenade) several groups of young cyclists, riding much
too fast, popped wheelies all the way down the street. If anyone with children, or a dog, had been on a leisurely walk down the street, all leisure would have quickly dissipated. “Bicycles” is not in the definition of “promenade.” Bicycles are great for transportation and exercise, but they should be on Chapala or Anacapa streets. The State Street Promenade should be exclusively for foot traffic to bring back activity, like eating, shopping, banking, and socializing. If cyclists want to join in, they can park their bikes and come over for a bite. The transportation director should not make recommendations since the promenade will no longer be for transportation. It will be a destination. The statement that cyclists will police themselves is ignorant of what I have seen. Adopting any bike lane recommendation is contrary to the promenade’s purpose and will result in injuries and civil liability for the city when a cyclist popping a wheelie hits a toddler or gets hit by an unsuspecting driver when crossing Anapamu Street. —George Short, S.B.
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our years ago, when Elysia Lewis spoke before the Buellton City Council when I was a councilmember, she impressed me with her intelligence, poise, and knowledge. She’s brilliant, well educated, a steward for our schools’ finances, and committed to the community’s welfare. This is a rare opportunity that such a remarkable person is stepping up and committed to serving on the Buellton City Council. Please support our city by electing Elysia —Leo Elovitz, Buellton Lewis.
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oleta Water District incumbents Lauren Hanson and Farfalla Borah received the Independent’s endorsement despite the fact that they keep the public board meetings in the dark (no video). Director Bill Rosen and I requested this matter for a future agenda, and Hanson declined to discuss it further. Right after that, the board went into closed session using Zoom with full video! So, it is fine for the board to hold closed sessions and see all participants, but the public is limited to audio phone calls only. Put an end to this nonsense by electing Bill Rosen, Sheldon Bosio, and Phebe Mansur. —Thomas Evans, Director, GWD
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am writing to you today as a parent very concerned with remote learning for the K-3 grades. I want to begin by saying that I truly feel my children’s teachers are doing a phenomenal job each day, given the current situation. However, I am gravely concerned with the progress that my 1st and my 3rd grader are making. The reality is that remote learning for the K-3 age group is extraordinarily unrealistic. We began this year willing to try it, and we kept a positive mindset. But our passion for this to work is quickly diminishing. My children are usually highly engaged in their studies and excel at learning. Since being moved to the online platform, they have a declining willingness to complete their studies, participate in class, or retain the information being taught.
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n the race for the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees, three candidates stand out: incumbent Robert Miller in District 2 (Goleta), incumbent Veronica Gallardo in District 3 (Santa Barbara), and challenger Celeste Barber in District 4 (“Noleta”). There is no incumbent in District 4. Robert Miller has established himself as a thoughtful and knowledgeable boardmember. His background in law and participation in Goleta are assets to SBCC. Veronica Gallardo is a champion of greater involvement between Santa Barbara City College and local schools. She is a professional educator in local schools, and both of her children are currently enrolled in SBCC programs. She is the only Spanish speaker on the Board of Trustees. Celeste Barber will bring a broad viewpoint to the Board, and she taught at SBCC for many years. She is dedicated to the college’s mission of serving local students. A number of good candidates seek election to City College’s Board of Trustees this November, and the best candidates are Celeste Barber, Veronica Gallardo, —Lanny Ebenstein, S.B. and Robert Miller. LINDA SPARKUHL
Things took even more of a plunge this past week. I feel helpless and extremely frustrated. My husband, who is carrying the brunt of keeping them on track, feels very concerned with their progress and is frustrated as well. What compounds this is how our children are feeling. They are just as frustrated and — let’s be honest — as over it as we are. I do not write in the hope of condolences or suggestions on navigating these difficult times. I am writing to give my children, our family, and those who are not able to write a voice. Please stress to those above you that this system is not working. I hope someone listens and more action is taken. I hope our K-3 children can get in-person learning more than two days a week and maybe even take priority in returning for more days over the older grades. Lastly, I am thankful for all the work, time, and energy that you and the staff of Foothill Elementary have put into trying to make this remote year work. I do not want this letter to come across as a criticism of the amazing time, effort, and work that you have all put into it. I am simply a very concerned and frustrated parent who is looking for a change and willing to do whatever I need to do to start making that happen.
was shocked when I read that on Tuesday, October 6, the County Board of Supervisors voted themselves a 3 percent salary increase. At this troubled time for both our nation and our county, when businesses have closed or laid off employees, and when employees cannot pay rent or their bills and worry about their future, the only acceptable actions for the board to have considered on the subject of their salaries were either to defer the matter to next year or, better still, to willingly agree to a voluntary reduction in their pay and benefits. The supervisors who voted to increase their salaries are the same individuals who, when running for the office, emphatically and repeatedly told the voters how they truly understood their concerns and how they would devote their time and energies in office to address those concerns and serve the public. Yet, when given the opportunity on October 6 to show their understanding of, and heartfelt concern for, the economic plight of their constituents, they chose their own financial self-interest. —David K. Hughes, S.B. Shame on them.
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For over 54 years the sound of the Mission Bells have graced the home and garden of Patricia Peteler, known to family and friends as “Pat.” At the break of dawn on September 10th, Pat peacefully passed away into her “ever after” in that very home. She was surrounded by her faithful dog Bronzey; her magical cats, Honey and Star; her beloved brother Bob’s cat Jaime; and her longtime family friend Caroline. She was 98 years young. Pat was born in Monrovia, California, on July 9,1922, to Robert and Marjorie Peteler. Throughout her childhood, she resided in Glendale with her parents and her older brother Bob, with whom she was always very close. During her childhood she spent many an afternoon at the family business, “Oldsmobile of Pasadena.” During these afternoons, her inquisitive personality led her to go for daily walks to the antique store. It was here that her lifelong fascination and love of antiques began. So much so, that when she saw “Mr. Pickwick” (a character doll) in the store, she put him on “layaway” and saved her weekly allowance to purchase him. She cherished that doll and kept him throughout her life. As a young woman Pat developed a passion for theater, which led her to attend Pasadena Junior College. It was there that she flourished and also performed at The Pasadena Playhouse. Her work at the Hollywood Actors Academy brought her acclaim as both an actress and a director. She studied there under the mentorship of Madame Maria Ouspenskaya, the famous Russian actress of her day. In one of Madame’s reviews of Pat, she stated that “Miss Peteler possesses an active mind which is capable of seeing the heart and soul of a character.” While excelling as an actress, Pat’s true joy in life was to mentor others so they could shine. Soon Pat transferred to UCLA, where she completed her BA degree in English. Continuing her theater work, she went on to earn her MA from the University of North Carolina and then her Doctorate degree in Theater and Speech at the University of Utah. After completing her formal academic training, Pat spent most of her career as a professor, including positions at Mercer University, Westminster College, Utah University and the University of Arizona. Along with teaching and performing, she 16
also authored 6 plays that were presented on stage. As much as Pat loved teaching and theater, it was her devotion to and love of family that prompted her to relocate to Camarillo to care for her father, who passed away in 1966. Her dear brother Bob provided encouragement and guidance during this time, and also found the stone house, behind the stone walls, historically known as the “Carriage House,” to which Pat and her mom relocated. As an enlightened and progressive woman of her time, Pat was an active member of Santa Barbara's League of Women Voters , serving on the board and as the historian for over 12 years. She became a devoted denizen of Santa Barbara and combined her love of theater and teaching by giving presentations on the City's landmarks and their historical backgrounds. She also engaged in her love of antiques as an active member of the Santa Barbara Back Fence Club. Some memories Pat's family and friends have -Shewas warm hearted and cherished life's precious moment with family and friends. -She was so much fun to talk to with her wonderful sense of humor and such incredible wit! -Beautiful connection with and love for animals and nature -Always in a hat with a necklace -Caring, loving and kind -Her personality was pleasing and gracious -She possed a quick and spirited imagination -She was enlightened while also being very down to earth -Patient, humble and open minded -Young at heart and loved unconditionally Four generations were at her bedside to serenade and applaud her life and wisdom. Her last days on Earth were filled with love, music and garden flowers surrounding her. And a special thank you to father Dan Lackie of the Old Mission Santa Barbara, for encompassing the circle of love and giving Pat her final blessing. Such a well lived life of so many accomplishments! But most of all, Pat you will be remembered for your beautiful heart and soul. A private Interment will take place at Santa Barbara Cemetery. Friends are welcome to a celebration of life on November 20th behind the walls of stone. Donations in Pat's memory can be made to the Humane Society of the United States.
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Zachary Mathias Brunner 12/25/1970 - 10/16/2020
Zachary Mathias Brunner was born on Christmas Day, 1970, the second child and first son of Dean and Penny Brunner – an incredibly special Christmas gift! Zac was a very small child and yet extremely strong, brave and fearless. His love of the outdoors began early when his “Grandpa B” would take him, his brother Cy and cousin Andy fishing. Fishing led him into a love of camping, hiking, hunting and anything to do with daring outdoor activities. He collected multiple “articles of assistance” for every activity he ever engaged in. One flashlight, knife, rope, hiking stick, or bike was never enough; at least 20 of each was way better! Zac attended Isla Vista Elementary School, Goleta Valley Junior High and Dos Pueblos High School where he graduated in 1989. As a young child, he participated in soccer, basketball, YFL football and Dos Pueblos Little League, excelling at all. At Dos Pueblos High School, he played football and began wrestling as a freshman. As a wrestler, he placed 3rd in CIF as a sophomore and was ranked 6th in State as a senior, but an injury at CIF ended his dreams of actually going to the State meet. He continued his education at Santa Barbara City College where he played football for 2 years and helped lead the Vaqueros to the Potato Bowl and their most successful season in SBCC history. Summers for Zac always included working for his father’s painting business, which led him to becoming a contractor and starting his own business – Brunner Painting. As a man in his 20’s and 30’s he developed multiple skills including woodworking, tile setting and fixing anything and everything; a true “jack (Zac) of all trades”. In 2012, Zac moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon, and in March of 2018, he was diagnosed with a very rare salivary gland cancer. He fought valiantly for 2½ years to defeat this brutal enemy that had invaded his body. In June of this year his disease had become so invasive that his cousin Andy Simonsen and his lifelong friend, Jason Wallace, drove together to Klamath Falls to bring him back home to Goleta. Still the warrior, Zac fought courageously for every second of life he could get, but on Friday, October 16th he lost this final earthly battle, only to begin his heavenly journey, joining his father Dean, brother Cyrus, his Grandparents, Aunts and baby niece. Zac is survived by his four
children, Elysé, Jasmin, Zachary and Madden, Grandchildren, Zinnia and Mateo, mother Penny, five siblings, Jami (Stoney), Tawnia (Keith), Justin (Amber), Beau (Leticia) and Tiffany (Jamie), his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Definitely a “one of a kind” guy, Zac’s legacy of being a brave warrior will live on through those who loved him and knew him well. Due to COVID, services for Zac will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Athanasius Orthodox Church building fund, 300 Sumida Gardens Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93111.
Patricia R. Adson, Ph.D. 5/1/1929 - 10/1/2020
Patricia R. Adson, Ph.D., a writer, coach, psychologist, crossword-enthusiast, avid reader and lover of poetry, and beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on October 1, 2020. Pat’s depth of wisdom, regularly sought out and scrupulously humble, was well-earned and well-worn through the many chapters of her remarkable life, and her absence is felt keenly by all who knew her. Patricia Anne Richardson was born May 1, 1929 in Chester, Pennsylvania, to mother Dorothy Stephens and father Frederick Charles Miller Richardson. She graduated from Glen Nor High School in 1947 and enrolled at Ursinus College. In 1951 she married Murray Silverstein and with him had five children: Andy, Judy, Ted, Jay, and Jennifer. Following her divorce in 1978, Pat enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Education Psychology and Family Therapy at the University of Minneapolis, and in 1983, she married Dr. Martin Adson. Pat’s lifelong dedication to learning took her from psychology to the emerging field of coaching, and she received her coach certification through the Hudson Institute of Coaching in 2000. She was the author of three books: Finding Your Own True North and Helping Others Find Direction in Life (1999), A Princess & Her Garden: A Fable of Awakening & Arrival (1999, 2011), and Depth Coaching: Discovering Archetypes for Empowerment, Growth, and Balance (2004). Following Martin’s death in 2011, Pat moved to Casa Dorinda, a retirement community in Santa Barbara. Retirement, however, was never part of Pat’s plan. Though she struggled with ongoing health challenges, Pat worked as a mentor coach for coachesin-training, and engaged in
coach supervision, in addition to forming a mindfulness group and serving on a number of committees at Casa Dorinda. Pat’s fiercest legacy was her adamance that the answers we seek already exist inside each of us, and she shared her wisdom not as a cure for what ails us but as an invitation to trust in our own inexhaustible inner resources. In this respect, her voice lives on in all who knew her and carry forward her message of courage, grace, and resilience. In death, she joins her husband, Martin Adson; her sons, Andy and Ted Silverstein; and her stepchildren, Martin H. and Lori Adson Trudell. She will be deeply missed by those she leaves behind, including her children, Dr. Judith Currier (Jesse), Jay Silverstein (Jennifer), and Jennifer Reitz (Brent); her grandchildren Andy Currier, Evyn and Miles Van Homer, and Grant, Noah, and Mason Silverstein; her stepchildren Dr. David Adson (Meg), Lucy Klettenberg, and Amy Adson, and grandchildren Bele and Nicholas Adson, Teresa Klettenberg, and Amber Ronning; and her brother, Frederick Richardson. A virtual memorial is scheduled for 11/1/2020 at 1pm PST.
Penelope Ann “Penn” Borden
2/23/1944 - 10/10/2020 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Penn (Penelope Ann) Borden née Torgenrud, age 76. She was born in Waukon, Iowa to Donald and Celia Torgenrud. She was a self-described “Air Force brat,” and traveled around the world until her family settled on a cherry orchard on Flathead Lake in Montana. She earned her BA and MA in History at the University of Montana in Missoula. Her professors encouraged her to move to Santa Barbara for further studies at UCSB, where she completed her PhD and met Morton Borden. They married in 1970 and she became an extraordinary and loving stepmother to four young girls who came, over these many years, to appreciate her fierce intellect, uncompromising standards, artistic talent and masterful gardening. She is survived by her daughters Jess Millikan (Ross), Sally Borden-Arioli (Joseph), Lucy Cesar (Christopher), and Kate Erickson (Gregory), by her seven grandchildren (Daniel and Melissa Arioli, David, Scott and Mark Cesar, and Kayley and Rachel Erickson), and by three of her siblings (Leif Torgenrud (Laurie), Kevin Torgenrud (Margie), and Sherry Ferris (Robert)). Gifts in her memory may be made to Direct Relief, www. directrelief.org.
FRIENDS: Ross McMurry and the author became friends, first over business lunches and then “just meeting for lunch whether there was business to discuss or not.”
Ross McMurry 1939-2020
Lunch on Friday
BY D O N A L D K I F E R
lost my friend this week. It still hasn’t quite set in. We were supposed to have lunch on Friday, like we do most weeks. Ross and I met about two decades ago. I’m a building contractor, and he owned buildings. It started out pretty much an owner/client relationship in those initial years, providing a steady flow of jobs, and I appreciated the work. As a customer, he was the best, always complimentary of our work and ready to pay. We reciprocated by putting his jobs at the head of the line and taking that extra step to make sure he was pleased with the outcome. Over time, our relationship grew closer. He was not fond of technology — emails, cell phones, etc.—so I would generally hand deliver his invoices, and we would talk. At some point, we decided to combine those business meetings with lunch. Then it was just meeting for lunch whether there was business to discuss or not. I would pay if I brought him invoices; he would pay if I didn’t—a sort of running joke. Of course, I learned a lot about Ross during those lunches. Though not a native Santa Barbarian, his family moved to upper De la Vina when he was very young, at a time when State Street was blocked by a walnut grove. He had fond memories of those early years when his parents owned a grocery store. Though proud of their work ethic, they realized little financial reward in their later years. From a young age, Ross was determined to not let that happen to himself. So, shortly out of high school and still living at home in a trailer behind the house where he grew up, he saved his money and bought his first property, a new duplex in the upand-coming Isla Vista. This was at a time
when the streets were just being paved. As a landlord, he was about the same age as the UCSB students who rented from him. When I think about my own years in I.V. 20-some years later — man, was I a slacker. One thing I will remember most about Ross was his love for Santa Barbara and its history. Sometimes we would go to different restaurants just for the nostalgic value, such as the Simpson House because of its long history or to check out the new Miramar to see how it compared to when I worked there many summers ago. Though most often you’d find us at the Live Oak just around the corner from his office, where he’d loosen up clients in his old real estate days. He was an avid reader, so sometimes we would exchange books. I recently finished the last one he gave me—the autobiography of T.M. Storke, out of print and signed by the author. Just another example of the kind, generous person Ross was. Ross and I had lunch last week for the final time. We grabbed a couple cheeseburgers on Stearns Wharf and sat outside — a ritual started when COVID hit. It had been a few weeks since I’d seen him, because he had gotten antsy and taken off in his truck exploring the country. Aside from tinkering around his rental properties, traveling was one of his favorite pastimes. He had been all around the world, and I know it gave him a greater appreciation for his hometown. But in his later years, hanging out with his son, Mark, and grandkids was how he most enjoyed spending time. His last trip combined both love of family and traveling, as his goal was to visit his birthplace in Oklahoma, where his father had worked for the park service. He told me the house hadn’t changed a bit. I’m glad he accomplished his goal. n I will miss my friend.
obituaries Bernard White 1923 - 2020
Bernard White died peacefully at home on October 16th, 2020, less than a month after his 97th birthday. Bernie, along with his twin sister Charlotte, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Anna and Sam White. He served in the army in World War II, and was part of the first occupying troops in Japan. he came home, and joined Cleveland Auto Wrecking, the family business, which he helped build into the largest auto wrecking company in America. He married Maureen Eigner Shorr in 1969, and became father to her three children, Victoria, Robert and Richard. The family moved to Palm Springs in 1971, where he joined his brothers in real estate development in the Coachella Valley. He developed the Green Zone, which received the first LEEDS certification in the region, along with a commendation from then-Mayor Sonny Bono. Bernie and Maureen moved to Santa Barbara in 1980, where they immediately became part of the community and felt very much at home. They joined and actively supported the Santa Barbara Art Museum, the Music Academy of the West, City College, and Bnai Brith Synagogue. They also enjoyed summers at Chautauqua Institution in New York State. He took greatest pleasure in his extended family, including nieces and nephews, and spent many happy hours golfing at La Cumbre and barbecuing on the Hope Ranch beach with them all. His parties in the garden were legend, where he out-danced everyone, and to honor that, a black tie memorial celebration of his life is planned, postCovid. Survivors include the great love of his life, his wife Maureen, their three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Alan S. Reynolds
3/24/1928 - 6/3/2020
Alan Reynolds passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on June 3, 2020. Alan was born March 24,1928 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He married his childhood sweetheart, Lois, and raised 3 children, Roger, Roy and Merrill. He attended Peekskill Military Academy and Rutgers University. He was a sergeant in the Army and served in Korea. Alan was an electrical contractor in New York and president of A.S. Reynolds Electric Company, which was founded by his father. He was active in his church, Boy Scouts, YMCA and local art group. After retiring in1989 Alan and Lois moved to Santa Barbara, where their daughter lives. In Santa Barbara Alan was actively involved in the art community and INDEPENDENT.COM/VOTE2020
attended adult education classes daily. After Lois passed Alan met Judy Powell and together they shared many happy years. Alan was a devoted family man, successful businessman, volunteer, prolific and passionate painter and photographer. He had a love of life, was good natured, always informed and travel extensively. Although he suffered from Lewey Bodies Dementia in his final years Alan remained friendly, curious and enjoyed the company of others. Alan leaves behind his daughter Merrill, son Roy, and companion Judy Powell. Alan was predeceased by his wife Lois, son Roger and brother Jack. Alan’s family wants to thank all his home health aids, Assisted Hospice Care and Heritage House, where he spent the last year of his life, for the compassionate and excellent care he received.
Lester H. Leslie
3/30/1946 - 10/11/2020
Lester Hewitt (Les) Leslie ,74, passed away on Sunday October 11, 2020 after his battle with Alzheimer’s. He was at home with his family by his side. Lester was born on the island of Bequia, which is part of St.Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. His parents were Vherona and Charles Leslie. He came to the US on a private yacht in 1973 where he met his future wife Alison in Long Beach, California. They moved back to Santa Barbara where Les worked for his father in law Bruce Arnold, who was a painting/drywall contractor. He also worked for many other contractors in town and finally worked as a General Contractor for over 30 years. Les also worked for Kinko’s Corporation and Copy Cat doing build outs all over California. After he left Santa Barbara in 2004, he made a home in Palm Desert where he worked as a Construction Superintendent. Lester and Alison built their 1st home in Santa Barbara where they raised their 2 children Alexia and Cameron. It was important for family time. They would spend time with friends and family at Lake Nacimiento, Mammoth and Hawaii. Lester is survived by his wife Alison (Arnold) Leslie, his daughter Alexia Leslie-Fisher (Travis Fisher), son Cameron Leslie (Rizvana Salahuddin), and his grand daughter’s Emilia C. Fisher and Nur F. Leslie. He also is survived by his sister in laws Kristina Arnold, Gayle (Arnold) Malinoff , his nieces Kyle (Malinoff) Legler , Janique (Leslie) Calderon and all those countless extended family members who loved him dearly! No memorial will be offered until Covid is over.
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Paul William Ryan 7/9/1958 - 9/5/2020
On September 5, 2020 Paula Ryan, unexpectedly lost the love of her life and great friend, Paul William Ryan. They were together forty-five years, married for 37. Paul William Ryan, a life-long native of Santa Barbara, was born to Michael and Lucille Ryan on July 9, 1958. He is mourned by his wife Paula and his two fine sons, Casey Nolan Ryan (30) and Connor Joseph Ryan (26). Paul was one of eleven children, he had six sisters and four brothers: Kathleen, Suzanne, Patricia, Theresa, Michele, Mary, Peter, Robert, Timothy and Thomas, who will all miss their brother. He will also be deeply missed by his twenty-six nieces and nephews, many, many grandnieces and grandnephews as well as his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and a great many friends! We will miss his sense of humor, endless jokes, lust for adventure (and misadventure) and all the fun that could be had in his company. Paul worked many trades during his career, in 2004 he started his own plumbing business, Channel Islands Piping, where his gift for melding and molding with metal kept water moving in the city he loved. Paulie (as his friends knew him) loved life. He was a “man larger than life”, who lived with gusto, always looking for fun. His family and friends will attest to hours-long phone calls from Paulie, laughing so hard their sides hurt. He loved the Santa Barbara 4th of July parade, and he never missed a Fiesta Parade without a good reason. A true native son of Santa Barbara he had salt water in his veins. He would often be in or near the ocean: surfing, kayaking or strolling on the breakwater with a little dog and a loved one. He was a true friend to many, always lending a helping hand when needed. He was known as highly creative. He sculpted with metal and many have received gifts molded with his hands. Paul was an active member of De la Guerra y Pacheco Chapter 1.5 E Clampus Vitus. Recently, he brought his talented hands to help his Clamper brothers restore a wagon for the Carriage Museum. Paul also wrote creatively like he sculpted, weaving the harsh and the subtle together 18
as a true Irishman. His greatest joy was to be out camping, fishing and trail blazing to the most secret and beautiful places he could get to, usually in the company of his wife and sons. The natural world was his place. Paul passed away in the hills he loved, in the natural world, his temple. A celebration of Paul’s life will be planned at a later date, most likely next year when it is safe to be together.
7/27/1974 - 9/13/2020
Justin Karczag, Formidable Litigator with a Thundering Laugh, Dies at 46 On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Justin Karczag, beloved son, brother and dear friend to many, passed away at the age of 46 after a brief illness at his home in downtown Los Angeles. Justin’s loss after only 46 short years with those he loved is profound for his very close family and innumerable friends, and almost impossible to capture in words. Justin was the cherished son of Anna Sylvia Karczag. He was born on July 27, 1974 and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, a city he loved and returned to often as an adult to be with his family and friends. During his early years, Justin and Anna formed a very close family unit. They remained close throughout Justin’s life. Justin was Anna’s trusted confidant and a source of unending support. In turn, Anna was Justin’s inspiration and role model in everything he strived to – and did – accomplish. Before long, Justin and Anna were joined by Justin’s muchloved sisters, Stefanie and Megan McGinnis, whom Justin always protected and helped guide through life. As he grew, Justin was fortunate to spend many hours with his large extended family – aunts, uncles, cousins and, perhaps most significantly, his grandparents, Dezso
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(Dennis) and Sylvia Karczag, well-known in Santa Barbara as among the founders of the highly regarded Direct Relief, an organization which has provided billions of dollars in emergency relief to the poor and victims of disaster. The values Justin learned through his grandparents’ charitable example and selfless work were key components of Justin’s lifelong commitment to ensuring human rights for all and helping those in need, without regard to politics, religion or ability to pay. These values, and the work ethic he learned from his mother, helped form the character of Justin, the man, and would serve him well in his work as a litigator on behalf of many individuals in life-changing disputes, often against large companies with vastly superior resources. When prospective clients interviewed Justin, he often explained that the reason why he became an attorney had everything to do with his mother Anna. Justin was only seven years old when his mother passed the California State Bar. At that young age, he observed his single mom carve out her own path – gracefully yet assertively – through the male-dominated field of law in the early 1980s. When Justin was old enough, he worked as his mom’s clerk, and then as her paralegal. And this laid the foundation for all of Justin’s ambition to be a lawyer – a role in which he excelled, especially when he was fighting for his disenfranchised clients. Justin’s education began with Santa Barbara Montessori school, Laguna Blanca and the excellent SBCC. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Justin received his B.A. in Political Science graduating Summa Cum Laude, with College Honors from the University of California Los Angeles, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of California Berkeley School of Law. At Berkeley Law, Justin earned the Honorable Advocate Award in recognition of his exceptional skills in client advocacy. He was also Director of the First Year Moot Court program, Articles Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, and Associate Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. After graduating Berkeley Law, Justin passed three state bar examinations — California, Nevada and Hawaii — and was admitted to practice in two dozen state and federal courts. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Justin was an extern for Judge Ruggero Aldisert who sat on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and a major figure in the American judiciary. Justin had developed his litigation chops over the majority of his career at the law firm of Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP where he was a partner. In and
out of court, Justin often was the “David” against the “Goliath” mega-firms with which he battled and over which he often prevailed. For example, in 2014, Justin co-tried a case he brought on behalf of a borrower against East West Bank in a five-week jury trial. After three days of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Justin’s client which included $39,000,000 in damages against the Bank, over half of it in punitive damages based on Justin’s presentation of the case at trial. Justin’s clients who were represented by him in life-changing disputes often described him as a fighter who did not give up. They knew him to be passionate, compassionate, wickedly smart, and yet disarming in his ease and approachability which won over the hearts and minds of the people with whom he worked, and judges and jurors alike. In 2017, Justin made the difficult but exciting decision to open his own law firm, Karczag & Associates PC, with offices in downtown Los Angeles. Justin was joined at the new firm by his paralegal and close friend of thirty years, Eugene Huffman, and by associates who shared Justin’s passion for justice and the hard work it often entailed. In 2018, Justin joined forces with his friend Ara Babaian, founder of Encore Law Group in Los Angeles, when they realized that their approaches to the practice of law and dedication to serving their clients was a great fit. Ara led the Corporate Department and Justin led the firm’s Litigation Department with partner Muhammed Hussain. Justin’s successes in the practice of law continued and, in 2019, Encore Law was proud to announce its expansion into the areas of Family Law and Estate Planning. Anyone who knew Justin knew of his fierce dedication to human rights and equality. Justin was passionate about civil rights and was highly politically engaged. He possessed a fierce intellect which allowed him to support his positions rather than just offering opinions. Justin believed a well-informed electorate is the key to maintaining a healthy democracy, and urged everyone he knew to remain vigilant and ALWAYS VOTE! Justin somehow found time to participate in and support organizations dedicated to upholding democratic ideals, the rights of persons of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, the poor and of course the disenfranchised. He always believed, even during times of great personal loss and struggle, that the world was a beautiful place we were lucky to inhabit. Justin’s father, William Potter, died in 2019 in Houston, Texas, after many years of owning and
managing residential grounds for craftsmen and workers at the nearby Renaissance Festival. Justin shared a love of fantasy and adventure with his father and continued this work after his father’s passing. Though he lived a short life, Justin’s impact on this world was outsized and will continue through the wonderful example of kindness and gratitude he has left for those who knew and loved him. His love for his family and attention to his friends was legendary. His smile lit any room that he entered, and his easy, big laugh endeared him to all who were fortunate enough to know him. He will never be replaced, but will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
Oscar “Gene” Hensgen 7/26/1936 - 10/11/2020
Captain Oscar Eugene Hensgen (Gene) died on October 11, 2020, in Santa Barbara due to congestive heart failure. Gene is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Hensgen (Liz), three daughters Karen Jones, Kristi Bittner, and Kendra Angier and six grandchildren. Gene was a successful businessman, devout Christian, proud-serving officer in the Navy, fun-loving camper and wine enthusiast, and a wonderful husband and father. Gene and Liz met at North Hollywood Presbyterian Church in 1955 while they were attending UCLA and UCSB. As a Navy ROTC student, Gene graduated from UCLA in 1958 as a junior officer with a BS in civil engineering. He later earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from USC. Liz graduated from UCSB in 1959. Starting in 1958, Gene served 22 years in the Navy, first on the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard in the Pacific and then a SeaBee reservist where he retired with the rank of Captain. Gene started Inquip Associates, a geotechnical contracting company in 1975, and continued to work into his 80’s. Gene and Liz married in 1960 and are fortunate to have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together this summer. All those who know and love Gene are saddened by his death and joyful for his eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The family invites friends to join them to celebrate Gene’s life at Christ Lutheran Church in Goleta on November 6, 2020, at 1:30pm in the outdoor pavilion.
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Why Is Testing Important?
The Key to Getting to Zero New HIV/AIDS Infections
lels with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, parallels worth recounting during October, which is AIDS Awareness Month. Since the first known cases of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in 1981, we have developed reliable HIV testing, combination drug therapies for treatment of infections, and new drug prevention methods. Unfortunately, due to the changing nature of the HIV virus, a vaccine is still not available. With all the advances 39 years after the first cases appeared, people are still contracting and dying from AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The most recent statistics available — for 2019 — show preliminary numbers of 35 new HIV/AIDS infections in Santa Barbara County and 56 in Ventura County. (Death statistics for 2019 aren’t yet available.) Why is this still happening after all these years? Just like the current COVID-19 pandemic, testing is the key to knowing who has HIV. If everyone were tested and those testing positive for HIV/AIDS were given treatment, their viral load could be reduced, which in turn means they would not infect others. Sexually active people in high-risk communities could be given preventive medication. AIDS-related deaths are predominantly people who didn’t know they were infected until it was too late for drug therapies to be effective. Like COVID-19, contact tracing is one of the keys in stopping the HIV virus. Both Ventura and Santa Barbara counties have extensive contact-tracing programs. The majority of HIV/AIDS testing is done with the patient being proactive about wanting to know their status. When someone tests positive for HIV/AIDS, that person’s contacts will be notified and encouraged to get tested.
New Testing Protocol With HIV/AIDS in our community for 39 years and 91 people in the Gold Coast newly infected last year, both Ventura and Santa Barbara counties’ health
BY KEITH COFFMAN-GREY he COVID-19 pandemic has many paral-
departments realized that their model of education and prevention needed to change. Recently, both counties worked with local hospital emergency rooms and health clinics to make testing “opt-out” when bloodwork is done. In other words, a patient will automatically be tested for HIV unless they specify they do not want to be tested. Many area hospitals and clinics have agreed to this policy. But until all hospitals, clinics, and private practices test for HIV/AIDS during both emergency and routine bloodwork—until contact tracing procedures are followed after a positive HIV/AIDS test—infections will still occur. After nearly four decades, we now have the tools for prevention and treatment against new infections and death. Quilt Project Gold Coast was formed to remember those lost to the disease by making AIDS Memorial Quilts, and to raise awareness that HIV/AIDS is still in the Gold Coast counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura. This year, we are increasing our awareness campaigns through public service announcements; our speakers’ bureau; displays at colleges, churches, and other public spaces; and through education. We want our community to know that testing and prevention are key to getting to the goal of zero new infections. Keith Coffman-Grey is president of the Quilt Project Gold Coast.
Margaret (Jane) Stivers Dyruff
12/27/1927 - 10/7/2020 Margaret Jane Dyruff (née Stivers), age 92, died on October 7 peacefully at home of natural causes. She was born on December 27, 1927, in Ripley, Ohio to the late AJ Stivers II and Eliese Bambach Stivers. “Baby Jane” was the middle of five children, and was an active 4-H member and Girl Scout camper.
She attended Ripley High School and graduated in 1946 from Grier School in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, where she learned to solo pilot a yellow Piper Cub. She attended the University of Cincinnati, and at the request of her father, she joined a sorority. It was through Alpha Gamma Delta that Jane met her lifelong friend Erma Duppstadt. Jane and Erma decided to move to San Francisco together in Jane’s green Pontiac, a wayward road trip that took them to Denver, Salt Lake City, and even to a bullfight in Tijuana, Mexico. In San Francisco, Jane met the late Robert Dyruff, the love of her life. The two were engaged after a sixmonth romance and their wedding was heralded as the most beautiful ceremony in Ripley. She raised four children and took in two nieces in their teens, which made for a very busy household. She often said she had no idea how she could cook for that many people every day! Her mac n’ cheese recipe became a family favorite, as did her chocolate birthday cakes. In Montecito, Jane worked with the Channel City Club for nearly 20 years organizing community speaking events. She served as a trained volunteer with the M.E.R.R.A.G. (Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group), and during the 2008 Tea Fire she helped coordinate fire engines coming into Montecito from all over California to park at Lower Manning Park. On her 90th birthday,MTO firefighters arrived in fire trucks at her house to wish her a happy birthday. Her life was adventurous and her passport full. She took solo trips to New Orleans and the Bahamas, vacationed with friends in Cuba and Hawaii, and travelled with the Committee on Foreign Relations to China, Russia, Georgia, and Cuba with the Art Museum, among other places. Most recent trips include an exploration of Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and a theater tour of England with her family. At age 70, she gleefully added skydiving to her long list
of exploits. Jane was a lifelong learner, and took lessons in jewelrymaking and lapidary at Santa Barbara City College’s Continuing Education Division. Her projects included bronze busts of two grandchildren, a Jack-in-the Pulpit carved from alabaster stone, and her sonin-law Jeff ’s wedding ring. She also attended master classes at The Music Academy of the West, and especially enjoyed the percussion courses. She was a proud docent at the historic Casa del Herrero for 25 years, which she helped shepherd to its landmark status. She led workshops, tours, and completed a years-long inventory project with fellow volunteer and friend Joyce Johnson. When her parents passed away, Jane and her sister donated the family home in Ripley, Ohio to the town to become a museum. The Ripley Heritage Museum is a 10-room, 1850s Federal-style house filled with historic artifacts and Civil War memorabilia from Ripley. Jane was an independent woman up until the very end and instilled that sense of autonomy to her children and grandchildren. She was the matriarch of her family and the pillar of all holiday gatherings. Left to glean her lessons are daughter Victoria Harbison and her husband, Jeff, of Santa Barbara; and sons Bradley Dyruff and wife, Karen Roberts, of Montecito; Grant Dyruff and wife, Jill, of Montecito; and Whitney Dyruff of Lake Tahoe; and nieces Zua Stivers of Olympia, Washington, and Sheree Stivers of Portland, Oregon. Her beloved grandchildren Sarah Ashton and her husband, Jeff, of Goleta; Graham Harbison of San Francisco; Crosby Harbison and his fiancé, Allison Considine, of New York City; and Nicholas Dyruff and Lauren Dyruff of Montecito, will carry her memories onward. In her final days, family tended to her with hand holding and virtual serenades on the piano. Jane always said that “getting old is for the birds,” and that that’s why she put it off as long as she did. She left this world a better, brighter place. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to any of the following: The Ripley Heritage Museum 219 North Second Street Ripley, Ohio 45167, USA Music Academy of the West Scholarship Program 1070 Fairway Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Casa del Herrero 1387 East Valley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 M.E.R.R.A.G. 595 San Ysidro Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Diablo Canyon Slipping Under the Radar
BY DAVID WEISMAN
bsent annoyances like the Alliance for
Nuclear Responsibility (A4NR) and allies, it appears that regulators, elected officials, and the press have their COVID-19 face masks pulled up over their eyes. With no shortage of crises plaguing 2020 so far, some long-simmering nuclear shortcuts are slipping under the radar. PG&E, which pled guilty to 84 cases of manslaughter in the Camp Fire, has been banking on regulatory inattention to increase profits while ignoring risks to residents from its aging Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Here are four examples of declining oversight:
(1) Corroded pipes in the vital emergency cooling water system at Unit 2 ruptured in July, spilling four gallons per minute. The plant shut down for a week of repairs; more extensive corrosion was detected. Fearing that Unit 1 suffered similarly, PG&E asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license to make repairs without shutting down the reactor. California’s blackouts mean that the last thing PG&E wants to admit is that Diablo Canyon could fail when it might be most needed. Ignoring its own regulatory precedents, failing to wait for PG&E responses to staff questions, and skirting public notification requirements, PG&E’s risky request was rubber-stamped. The takeaway is that despite decades of NRC inspection orders to PG&E for documented weaknesses, how was this external and visible pipe corrosion allowed to fester? Have maintenance standards degraded now that the plant is slated for retirement in a few years, the frightening prospect of what engineers call “run to failure”? What other undetected decay lurks in the system? And what will it cost ratepayers to keep this dinosaur running safely? For those believing that Diablo is vital in a time of energy shortages, consider this from the New York Times in August: Steve Berberich, president and chief executive officer of California Independent System Operator, on Tuesday defended his organization’s decision to order rolling blackouts rather than dipping into reserve power supplies set aside for emergencies. He said the grid had to keep some reserves on hand in case a plant like Diablo Canyon unexpectedly shut down. Perhaps Mr. Berberich rightly feared, or knew of, the situations plaguing Diablo this summer. (2) Many customers have fled PG&E for Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs, but they are still charged “exit fees” to cover Diablo’s extraordinary above-market costs, of which PG&E projects will exceed $1.25 billion in 2020. That’s money that could be better spent on demand-response programs, electricity storage, and targeted capacity purchases needed to truly avoid blackouts. Desperate, PG&E tried to pawn off Diablo’s unneeded and overpriced energy on the CCAs (including Santa Barbara’s Central Coast Community Energy) under the rubric of “carbon free.” But alert advocates reminded CCA boards across the region to remain true to their commitments to “nuclear-free” power sourcing. (3) PG&E gained an additional eight months’ use, and associated profit, from Diablo through an unpublicized waiver from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). In 2010, the SWRCB
ruled that all use of once-through cooling (OTC) from ocean water would cease on December 31, 2024. Diablo’s Unit 2 has an NRC license through August 2025. In a move quite similar to the NRC waiver, the Newsom SWRCB relied on a smokescreen staff report replete with internal contradictions and unsubstantiated claims by PG&E. The waiver was shoehorned into the OTC extensions for several Southern California gas plants. But the Southern California one- to three-year extensions allegedly address a 2021-2023 short-term need. No such claim was made for Diablo’s 2025 gift. As a result, the SWRCB in a unanimous vote heaped an economic bonus on PG&E and perpetuated damage to our oceans through sea life entrainment. (4) On a final unsettling note, Forbes magazine investigated NRC files and revealed that unidentified drones have hovered above nearly a dozen nuclear power plants without interception, sometimes for 30 minutes or longer, “…and Diablo Canyon … had no less than seven separate incidents from December 2015 to September 2018, all of them unresolved.” The National Academies of Science and Engineering determined that spent fuel pools at nuclear reactors represent their greatest security weakness. Enclosed in buildings lacking thick containment structures, these pools hold the highest volume of radionuclides that could be released. While the perpetrators and motives of the drone flights remain unknown, a drone attack on Diablo’s spent fuel building—even absent an offsite radiological catastrophe—wreaks havoc, requires untold costs to remedy, and stops energy production. Since 2008, A4NR has been advocating that PG&E expedite the transfer of spent fuel from vulnerable pools into simpler, passive dry-cask storage. The California Energy Commission agrees; the CPUC has previously ordered PG&E to begin the process. Instead, PG&E drags its feet, after previously deferring all offloads until 2032. And from the aforementioned state regulatory commissions? Only silence. As these examples indicate, 2020’s serial disruptions have hampered anyone’s ability to closely monitor utility actions. These are stress-filled days for all, including government agencies and reporters. But existing health, economic, and societal concerns could be rendered moot by the greater existential threat posed by Diablo Canyon. The final years of an aging nuclear plant operated by a repeatedly bankrupt and felonious utility are not the time to be letting down our guard. While all are told to keep our masks covering our noses, this should not prevent our regulators and the media from sniffing out the unpleasant developments at this accident waiting to happen. David Weisman is the outreach coordinator at the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility: a4nr.org. INDEPENDENT.COM/VOTE2020
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THE RACE TO JUSTICE IS ON
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UCSB Arts & Lectures Promotes the Promise of an Anti-Racist University
idway through a recent phone conversation with Professor Jeffrey Stewart, winner of both the 2018 National Book Award and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, he says something that’s at once so obvious and yet so remarkable that it stops me cold. We’d been discussing the agenda set forth by Race to Justice, the new season-length programming initiative from UCSB Arts & Lectures designed to promote and center conversations around social justice throughout this academic year, and Stewart observed that, generally speaking, “Americans don’t want to be made uncomfortable.” Right. No doubt that’s how things have been for a long time, and it certainly remains as true as it ever was, but it’s 2020, and aggressively uncomfortable things happen every damn day. There’s the COVID-19 pandemic; we all know that’s been uncomfortable. And then there’s 2020’s other viral sensation, all eight minutes, 46 seconds of it — a video of a Black man in Minneapolis, George Floyd, dying beneath the weight of a police officer’s knee on his neck. Distressed by the former and compelled by the latter, many Americans have acted on their discomfort.
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Protesters have taken to the streets in numbers not seen since the 1960s, another era in which this country felt the stern pinch of reality. Fanned by the warmth of two dangerous climates, one of opinion and the other of catastrophic meteorological fact, authoritarian violence has only escalated. Many Americans may want to look away, but comfort keeps getting harder to maintain. A frightening new heat is on. Historically, the campuses of the University of California have been sites of student protest — the free speech movement at Berkeley, the burning of the Bank of America building in Isla Vista, among scores of other incidents. However, in recent years, it’s the professors who have mobilized the system’s vast resources in pursuit of what UCSB Dean of Social Sciences Charlie Hale describes as “the study of all forms of social inequality, both in our own society and globally.” In 2020, “looking particularly at race, racial justice, racial hierarchies, and racism is a big priority of many of our faculty” according to Hale, and as a result, teaching and research that examines “problems with policing and other forms of racially differentiated inequality” has moved to the center of the university’s mission.
With the Race to Justice initiative, organized by Arts & Lectures and extending through more than a dozen departments and programs, UCSB aims to amplify these scholarly voices. According to Professor Ingrid Banks, chair of the university’s Department of Black Studies, it’s time for more people “to see what we actually do in Black Studies” and to tell UCSB students that “those of us who aren’t in their generation still share just as much of their concern” about what’s happening to our country. Professor Banks also emphatically adds, “We also share their hope.”
WHAT HOPE LOOKS LIKE NOW With a clear focus on the pressing issues of mass incarceration and the legacy of slavery, Race to Justice will bring together a stellar lineup of contemporary scholars, artists, and activists, first through a series of virtual events hosted by members of the UCSB faculty, and then, if health and safety precautions permit, in person for several spectacular live events beginning in February 2021. The series began on Monday, October 19, when Jeffrey Stewart hosted Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning: The
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On Tuesday, December 8, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the 1619 Project for the New York Times will talk about what kind of reaction her work on the legacy of slavery in American history has provoked, and on Tuesday, January 12, Ta-Nehisi Coates arrives, virtually, with stories about what it’s like to win the National Book Award for an essay on race in America while steering not one but two of the most popular comic book titles in the world, Marvel’s Black Panther and Captain America series. Speaking of hope, the Race to Justice series moves out of the virtual realm on February 3, when Arts & Lectures plans to welcome one of its dearest and most devoted friends, trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, who will take the Granada Theatre stage with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a night of live music—imagine that! Marsalis has reportedly been hard at work during the pandemic lockdown on what promises to be one of his most ambitious compositions, a piece called “The Democracy Suite.” In April, the dancers of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater arrive for two nights at the Granada, April 13 and 14, and at the end of the month, the Race to Justice theme will rise to a glorious crescendo when attorney and human rights advocate Bryan Stevenson takes the stage to speak in person about “mercy, humanity, and making a difference.” On Saturday, May 22, the wildly popular Jon Batiste returns for an evening of music, community, and joy.
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In addition to presenting the world’s most distinguished artists and intellectuals, Arts & Lectures continues to pave the way for rising stars, and the Race to Justice series has many stellar new faces. You may already know the music of Rhiannon Giddens, the stringedinstrument virtuoso who will perform on November 15 from her home in Ireland, and you have certainly heard of the late John Lewis, who is the subject of filmmaker Dawn Porter’s new documentary Good Trouble. Porter will take questions after a screening of the film on Tuesday, November 17. But you may not yet recognize the name of attorney and author Brittany K. Barnett; that is, unless you have been following the dramatic, heart-rending saga of presidential clemency decisions for people who have been sentenced to life in prison under the desperately unfair guidelines that dominated federal drug prosecutions in the 1990s. Barnett, whose book A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom came out on September 8, 2020, grew up in rural Texas within an extended family that managed, despite bouts with poverty and substance abuse, to provide her with the love she needed to survive and prosper as a student, first of accounting at the University of Texas, Arlington, and then of law, in the prestigious Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. As a child, Barnett witnessed her mother’s deterioration under the effects of crack cocaine, as she
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rapidly got into trouble with the law, leading to time in rehab, then prison. Holding on hard to her highschool status as a top scholar and a star athlete, teenage Brittany learned the painful lessons of American incarceration up close and personal. Her account of driving a long distance with her sister, Jazz, to visit her mother only to have Jazz told that she must wait in the car because she forgot, this one time, to bring her ID, describes just one of the many ways the corrections system demeans an entire family. Determined to use her talent for mathematics as a passport out of poverty, Barnett earned a coveted job at a top national accounting firm, but the work left her wanting more meaning in her life. Inspired by a fellow student who also had dreams of becoming a lawyer, Barnett scored with a buzzer-beating last-minute application to law school. That’s where the promise of combining her financial acumen with a taste for spirited and competitive negotiations led her to embrace the career of a high-stakes corporate attorney. Before she even graduated from law school, however, some unexpected figures came along that complicated her ascension to the yuppie class. One is a teacher, Professor David Lacy, who accepted Barnett into his seminar at SMU on Critical Race Theory. Another is Barack Obama, who Barnett says taught her a simple truth on the first day of his first term:
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“We as a people can do anything.” The third was a stranger, Sharanda Jones, who Barnett found in the most postmodern way imaginable, by entering the following words into a Google search: “woman, life sentence, drugs.” Like Barnett, Sharanda Jones grew up in Texas and faced strong challenges to her self-confidence as a child. When a car accident paralyzed Sharanda’s mother, Genice, from the neck down, Sharanda and her three siblings were all under 5 years old. Grandmother Pearlie cared for the quadriplegic woman and raised her four children, with Sharanda becoming the chief caretaker for her mother and the main cook for the whole clan. Graduating high school with her class in 1985 allowed Sharanda the freedom to leave Terrell, the small Texas town where she grew up, and visit Dallas, where she saved enough money to return home and open a beauty parlor. As a businesswoman familiar with the scene in nearby Dallas, Sharanda got caught up in the drug trade, leading to catastrophe. Two of her acquaintances were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine; they decided to give the authorities Sharanda’s name in exchange for reduced sentences. Between their decision to give her up and her own decision not to roll over on anyone else, Sharanda ended up with the worst outcome possible: life without parole. When 25-year-old Brittany K. Barnett met her in Fort Worth’s Carswell facility for women, Brittany had not yet graduated from law school or passed the bar. She also knew very little about the appeals process and even less about the presidential clemency program that would become her main tool as an advocate. But she had a purpose in life, and she shared it with Jones that very first day. Realizing how unfair what had happened to Sharanda Jones was, and recognizing in her a fate that could have been her mother’s, and for that matter, could have been hers, Barnett said the words that would determine the course of both women’s lives: “I will get you out, Sharanda. I will set you free.”
RECALLED TO LIFE Since then, Brittany K. Barnett has gone on to win freedom not only for Sharanda Jones but also for 16 other people who were serving what she describes as “fundamental death sentences” for nonviolent drug crimes. As the founder of the Buried Alive Project and Girls Embracing Mothers, among other advocacy organizations, Barnett has become a prominent leader in the movement to reconsider the legacy of the war on drugs as it has affected people of color generally and African-Americans in particular, and to reimagine American justice from the perspective of Critical Race Theory. Speaking with her by phone from her home in Dallas a week ago, I was struck by the disparity between her extraordinary achievements—the book is full of moments when she literally saves someone’s life, or at least saves them from a life without hope of freedom—and her sense of the daunting task that lies ahead for all of us when it comes to winning the race to justice in this country. “How do we transform the system?” she asked. “How do we reimagine justice? Because that’s what it’s going to take. Even now, as we work on reform, we’re just tinkering with an already ill-designed system, one that’s actually doing what it was, you know, ill-designed to do. And that’s why I had to focus on a specific niche, on dismantling the system in one specific area where I felt I could be most effective, because if I looked at the whole problem at once, it would feel overwhelming.” For the men and women that Barnett has freed, that one niche likely feels big enough to contain the whole world, but for the rest of us, there’s more work to do. Dean Hale worries that President Donald Trump’s recent executive order denying federal funding for racial sensitivity training and attacking critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and any form of teaching or scholarship that refuses to accept his notion that racism has been eradicated in this country will have a chilling effect on universities. He told me that he hopes this order “will not prosper, or will be effectively contested” because “a lot of the concepts that are key to thinking critically and expansively about the history of racism in this country … won’t be allowed if there’s federal funding involved.” It’s exactly this kind of polarization and censorship that the Race to Justice series is racing against. When UCSB announced the appointment of Belinda Robnett as the school’s inaugural Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in August, Professor Robnett stepped into a situation fraught with tension and loaded with promise. No one knew at that time when students and faculty would be able to return to campus, and the details not only of that momentous shift but also of even more momentous decisions about national leadership and responsibility during the pandemic remain undetermined or undisclosed. When she issued her first public statement in her role as VCDEI, Robnett asserted that “however noble our vision, mission, and professional commitments, the status quo remains unless we forge a strategic plan that alters our daily practices and creates sustained institutional transformation.” With Race to Justice, we see what the future might be like in a community where the goal is, as Brittany Barnett said to me, “sustainable liberation.” When asked to define that concept, she offered a very personal observation, and one that I felt conveyed some of that same determination Sharanda Jones heard from her years ago: “Sustainable liberation means I can’t keep rescuing people from prison and restoring them to poverty.” n
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Watch the 1991 film The Fisher King (Rated R), starring Robin Williams, while raising funds for New Beginnings and their work with how trauma and mental illness impacts everyone. 6-9pm: $50/vehicle donation; 9:30pm: $5/vehicle.
10/22: Premiere Film Online Screening: She Is the Ocean View a screening of Inna Blokhina’s 2020 documentary film, She Is the Ocean, about nine extraordinary women from all over the world who share a love and dedication to preserve and protect the sea. A panel discussion with the
FRIDAY 10/23 10/23: Live from the Lobero — Virtual Streaming Event: Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio Don’t miss the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Master Charles Lloyd and his Ocean Trio, featuring pianist Gerald Clayton and guitarist Anthony Wilson. 8pm. $15. Read more on p. 39.
SATURDAY 10/24 10/24: Herb Walk at Gaviota Wind Caves Area herbalist Emily Sanders will take you on a tour of the medicinal and edible plants of the Gaviota Coast at the
Online Workshop: COVID-19 Scams, A Financial Pandemic Scammers have found ways to profit from COVID19 by using people’s fears, isolation, and desperate need for knowledge to trick victims into giving them their money, personal information, or both. Senior deputy district attorney Vicki Johnson will give you the tools to protect yourselves and loved ones. Registration closes Sunday, October 25. 10-11am. Free.
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lights the creative talents of area artisans. Face coverings are required for artists and visitors. Visit the website for all safety protocol guidelines. 10am-dusk. Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez. Free.
2019 documentary Women of the Gulag tells the compelling stories, from horrific to uplifting, of six female survivors of Soviet labor camps. Director/producer Marianna Yarovskaya and author/producer Paul Gregory will join this virtual discussion. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link to view the film two days before. 7-8pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 10/28 10/28: Indivisible Night Virtual Community Phone Bank with Grassroots Democrats Call voters on behalf of Democratic candidates. A staff member will orient you on the system and offer training. Once you sign up for a shift, you will receive a link to join a Zoom call before your shift begins where a staff member will assist you. 4-6pm. Free.
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fessor Lizabeth Cohen will talk about the history of efforts to keep American cities vital amid racial injustice, public health, economic viability, and urban resilience. An audience Q&A will follow. ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Register to receive a Zoom link. 4-5pm. Free. Call (805) 893-2004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban Imagination Center Marshall Brown will talk about collage making as an undisciplined medium that embraces multiple histories and uncertain visions for the future. Noon-1pm. Free. tinyurl.com/MarshallBrownTalk
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FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE FOOD PROGRAMS 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.B. Museum of Art Reopens Visit the website to make a one-hour reservation to visit the museum in person, Wednesdays through Sundays, 11am-5pm and 9-11am for seniors, and to also learn about the visitor safety guidelines. Free. tinyurl.com/SBMAReopens
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10/22-10/28: Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch Enjoy hay rides, farm animals, tractors, educational displays, and the corn maze! Masks are required, no large groups, and social distance must be maintained. Open through October 31. Weekdays: noon-7pm; weekends: 10am-7pm. Lane Farms, 308 S. Walnut Ln. Free. Call (805) 964-3773. lanefarmssb.com
10/22-10/28: 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
10/22-10/28: 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.
10/22-10/28: Los Olivos Scarecrow Fest Walk around town and check out all the scarecrows then vote 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.
10/22-10/28: Spooky Zoo Grab your costumes for an 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 10/22-10/27: Ghost Story Challenge 2020 The Goleta Valley Library invites you to submit an original, mysterious, or scary story related to the supernatural of 500 words or less by Tuesday, October 27. The challenge is open to adults ages 18 and up and to younger writers grades 6-12. Visit the website for details. tinyurl.com/
10/22-10/28: 13 Nights of Frights Enjoy 13 nights of family-friendly 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.
10/23: MOXI@Home: Science Tricks + Treats Pick up your family-friendly and adults-only packages that include a Buena Onda ready-to-heat empanada meal, a mixed four-pack of Modern Times beer (adult), or a Family-Fun MOXI activity kit. Order by Thursday, October 22, and pick up your kit Friday, October 23, 3-7pm at Buena Onda, 723 E. Haley St. $70-$100.
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10/22-10/28: Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch Select your pumpkin from an amazing selection and find your way out of a 10-acre corn maze that has 10-foot-wide pathways. 1000 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. Open through November 1. 10am-6pm. Free; corn maze: $6. Call (805) 331-1948.
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10/24, 10/25: Thrills & Chills Virtual Halloween Dance Fest 2020 World Dance for Humanity invites you to visit the website to view the“Thriller”practice videos, then perform Thriller on Zoom during the Worldwide “Thriller”Event on Saturday at 3pm. Donations for the workshops and classes will be accepted and go toward WD4H Rwanda Education Fund and 805 Undocufund. Free. Call (805) 966-5439. tinyurl.com/ThrillsChillsDance2020
10/25: Painted Cabernet Virtual Class: Halloween Cat All painters are invited to this kid-friendly class to create their own cute and spooky kitty. Painters will receive a 16 x 20 canvas, paints, and brushes. Register to receive a Zoom link. 1pm. $35. tinyurl.com/PaintedCabernetHalloween
10/25-10/28: Goleta Valley Library Literary Pumpkin Contest Children in grades 6 and under and teens in grades 7-12 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like their favorite book character! Every like on Facebook counts as a vote. Visit the website for all the information.
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10/25: S.B. Ghost Walks Check out the Paranormal Encounters Ghost Tours, Paranormal Pairings wine tasting and ghost tours (ages 21+), and Paranormal Ghost Hunts that you can participate in Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October 31. Gratuity not included. Call (908) 295-4712 for sameday bookings. $55-$90.
10/26: Live Online Family Halloween Storytime Families can listen to fun Halloween stories. Attend live or view the recording at facebook.com/GoletaValleyLibrary. 2pm. Free.
10/27: Online Bilingual Halloween Storytime / Cuentos de Halloween Bilingües en Línea Listen to exciting stories in English and Spanish and enjoy fun songs, rhymes, and art activities. 2pm. Ages 7 and under. Free. Escuche historias emocionantes en inglés y español y disfrute de canciones, rimas divertidas, y actividades de arte. 2pm. Para niños de 7 años y menor. Gratis.
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10/28: Online Halloween Snack Craft Workshop Make a fun and creative Halloween snack that will be as spooky as it is delicious! Register to receive a list of ingredients and materials. 3-4pm. Free. Call (805) 964-7878.
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ike most changes in towns like Carpinteria, it all started with a batch of motivated parents: In the 1990s, Jan and Kevin Silk, Johnny Oliver, Barry Horowitz, Matt Roberts, and Mike Lesh saw that kids needed a place to skateboard, and the city offered up what is now the train station parking lot for a temporary skatepark. At that time, skateboarding was still a fringe activity. Many of the dads had learned in the ’60s and ’70s with roller skate wheels nailed to planks of wood. But in a town GOOD, CLEAN FUN: Julia Mayer and her two kids were recently steeped in surf and skate culture, the kicked off the Carpinteria High School campus for skateboarding. “I was so happy to tell them: ‘Soon, we will have a safe place for park was not a hard sell. you to go,’” she said. It took years to build, and when it was finally finished, it was rad. It was supposed to be a temporary alternative while kids, grandparents, and professionals alike will the city got their ducks in a row to get a per- enjoy the new space. Maybe most importantly, manent skatepark constructed, but kids grow it gives our most important asset and most vulup and move on, and parents lose steam. The nerable demographic—our youth—a place to wooden park fell into disrepair and was torn go, be themselves, and have fun. One of the most meaningful things I have down in 1998, even though skateboarding itself was growing like crazy. For instance, just two witnessed from skateboarding is the multigenyears later in 2000, the City of Santa Barbara erational relationships it can help flourish. My became home to one of the first permanent husband, Todd, is 38 and he skates alongside skateparks in California. (While Carpinteria kids from high school. They watch over each is a special place, it is very much cut off from other: If a kid suddenly stops showing up at Santa Barbara when you’re a teenager.) The push for an in-ground skatepark finally regained momentum in 2009 when local kids (now adults) Jason Lesh, Jason Campbell, and Peter Bonning got involved. They showed up at the Rincon by Julia Mayer Classic — our big surf contest — passed out petitions, and rallied the surf community. They showed up at City Council and the skatepark, they ask around about them. If convinced the government to get on board. one starts making bad choices, the older skatAnd with the help of another local, John Haan, ers hold them accountable. It’s a beautiful way they secured 501c3 status and legitimized what of looking out for each other. Todd also brings boards to the park for kids who might not be had been a scrappy movement for 20 years. In 2015, 30,000 square feet next to City able to afford one. He does this because he Hall was written over to the Carp Skatepark grew up poor and the older skaters took care Foundation. The agreement included lights for of him. Our park is being designed by Dreamland nighttime skating, a stage for amplified music, and a designated space for food trucks. And Skateparks, the gold standard builders for injust this summer, the plans were ratified by ground concrete parks. It will have features the California Coastal Commission and City that appeal to both pros and beginners and Council — a massive step forward. All that be a place you can truly never outgrow. I look stands now between Carp skaters and their forward to our neighbors having the chance to own hometown park is a few hundred thou- walk their dogs along the bluffs and stop at a sand dollars. I know our community will step bench to watch people skate. The Carp Skatepark Foundation has raised up to fund the remainder. In so many ways, skateboarding — which $450,000 of the $850,000 needed. You can would have been in the Olympics this sum- donate at carpskatepark.org. A Buy a Brick mer—is an effective youth development activ- campaign was also just launched, where you ity. It teaches hard work, creative thinking, can quite literally put your name in the ground. being part of a community, friendship, enjoy- For major donations, contact Peter at peterb@ ing the outdoors, overcoming hurdles, and carpskatepark.org. This is a chance for our fostering cross-cultural and racial connections. community to truly invest in our future genn And it’s quite literally for everyone: moms, erations.
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ur favorite Danish village in the Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang continues to up its cool cred thanks to an influx of Michelin-endorsed eateries, fresh watering holes, and boutique hotels. I was one of the first lucky guests to stay at the newest kid on the block, The Winston. A modern hideaway tucked off First Street, the property caught my attention due to its timely and innovative lodging concept — it’s completely contactless, meaning there is no traditional lobby, no keys, and no round-the-clock staff onsite. I was intrigued by this promise of “invisible service.” Prior to arrival, I received an email with detailed instructions for check-in, including the floorplan, my room number, and a unique entry code. After parking, I referenced the map and accessed the first entryway, punching my code into a digital touch screen. I found myself in an airy lounge-like space with tangerine-colored walls that serves as the “lobby” and access point for 11 of the 14 guestrooms. Once I got my bearings, I walked upstairs and through another seating area to find my room, #9. I entered the code again, and voilà! I walked into my massive room illuminated with filtered sunlight. The building used to be a retail/office space, so the rooms don’t have a traditional hotel footprint, which explained the vastness of my King Suite, sporting high ceilings with farmhouse-style wooden beams and dark gray accent walls. Every room at The Winston is completely different down to the color palette and decor. On a tour the next morning, I learned each room’s look was built around a unique piece of art. I was especially drawn to some of the more whimsically appointed quarters, including one with pink wallpaper adorned with trees and a green velvet headboard. When it comes to food and beverage on property, complimentary continental breakfast was delivered to my room knock-and-drop style. In the evening hours, you can enjoy local craft beer and
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American Beer Festival Competition doled out medals to the best beers brewed around America, although this year, the October 16 ceremony was conducted virtually. Out of 8,806 beers entered into the auspicious competition, eight beers from breweries headquartered in the 805 area code were honored out of 63 from California. First-time winners include Santa Barbara’s Third Window Brewing Co. for III Belgian Blond (bronze in Belgian-style Ale category); Santa Maria Brewing Co.’s Holy Smokes! (silver in Smoke Beer, fitting given the region’s red-oak smoked grilling style); and Topa Topa Brewing Co.’s Dozer Line (silver in German Dark Lager).
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EN POINTE ONLINE: Art While Apart, an evening of brand-new dance videos, streams next Thursday, October 29. Carnes and Cecily MacDougall, and of course all your favorite SSB dancers. For more information and to browse the auction, visit statestreetballet.com. —Charles Donelan
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or six months, Santa Barbara’s engagement in saving wildbeloved Lobero Theatre has life, especially pachyderms. been locked down but hardly Early in that show, he posed a pressing question by juxtaforgotten. The genuinely historic landmark— at 147 years, it’s Caliposing vintage shots of him fornia’s oldest continuously operatentertaining an audience of ing theater—stands at the corner many thousands with a more recent photo of him cradling of Anacapa and Canon Perdido, its proud Spanish Colonial splendor an orangutan in Borneo. contradicted by its current status The question was, “How did that guy turn into this guy?” as an unplugged, inanimate venue. But wait — a marquee poster When Kay returns to the promises a concert by Charles Lloyd Lobero stage this time, it will on Friday, October 23. The Santa be minus the audience, and Barbara–based saxophonist will in the orangutan, in a streamed fact appear online that night in a performance that integrates show that he taped recently with his digital and interactive elenew Ocean Trio of pianist Gerald ments that is being produced Clayton and guitarist Anthony Wilby musician/studio designer/ son. It’s the latest installment in the store owner Chris Pelonis. In an interesting and benLobero’s ongoing Live Streaming eficial twist on the ordinarily series, which has already included concerts by Kenny Loggins and fleeting nature of live music KT Tunstall, and there’s another performance, the Lobero upcoming show with John Kay is discovering the lasting, renewable power of taped set to air on Friday, November 13. shows. This week, the theTaped streaming shows are provater announced that it will ing to be a resourceful use of this LOBERO LOVE-IN: A recently taped concert featuring Charles Lloyd (above) treasured room. The proceeds from re-release the series’ kickoff and his new Ocean Trio streams Friday as part of the Lobero Theatre’s Live Streaming series. these pay-to-view events go to both concert by Kenny Loggins the cherished and fiscally struggling for a limited, four-day wintheater itself as well as to the National Inde- band a young Lloyd played while living in dow over Thanksgiving weekend. As the pendent Venue Association (NIVA). Los Angeles in the 1950s. Clayton, who has Lobero’s assistant marketing director, Cecilia Lloyd, who recently performed his first been working with Lloyd recently, boasts Martini-Muth, explained, “We had such a livestream concert since March in con- his own L.A. big band lineage as the son of great response to this initial concert that we junction with the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, acclaimed bassist and Clayton-Hamilton decided to bring it back again for another brings layers of homecoming to his Lobero Orchestra leader John Clayton. viewing.” She added, “We are doing all we show. He has played the venue countless Meanwhile, John Kay of Steppenwolf can to stay relevant and keep moving fortimes, and he recorded his 2006 ECM album fame has lived in Santa Barbara for many ward.” —Josef Woodard Sangam in this house. His 80th birthday years, and although he’s semi-retired from Lobero concert in 2019 was released by Blue music, he periodically steps onto a local Live from the Lobero: Note in an extravagantly packaged album stage. In his last appearance at the Lobero Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio, titled 8: Kindred Spirits. The Anthony Wilson in 2019, he presented a multimedia show Friday, October 23, 8 p.m.; John Kay, connection loops in the legacy of Anthony’s that merged scenes from his life in the musiFriday, November 13, 8 p.m. Tickets are late father, Gerald, in whose legendary big cal limelight with his avid philanthropic $15. See lobero.org.
WESTMONT COLLEGE PRESENTS SMALL ENCHANTMENTS
Missing the theater? The anticipation of the big curtain being drawn back, revealing an array of amazing scenes? Not to worry, as Westmont Professor of Theatre Arts and Lit Moon Theatre Company founder John Blondell has been hard at work bringing the magic of stagecraft right to your computer. Despite a global pandemic and in the shadow of a trying election, Blondell and his troupe are creating multiple projects. First up will be Small Enchantments, from a new script by Lila Rose Kaplan. Westmont students play 12 fairies who have been locked away by their father only to sneak out every night to dance in the forest. Blondell, the performers, and the production crew have worked tirelessly to craft this video gem. Although the play was still in rehearsal when I sampled several scenes, the music, design, and monologues I saw were captivating and awe-inspiring. Another project in the works, 929, revolves around maintaining positivity during a strenuous time. The play consists of segments focusing on friendships, community, and well-being — all aspects of life that we desperately need in these uncertain times. Its group of global activists is composed of 60 visual artists, writers, actors, opera singers, and more, all in various locations. With the pandemic making travel difficult, Blondell and his group have persevered online. When being in the U.S., Canada, Athens, Armenia, and elsewhere made scheduling rehearsal times a challenge, these artists found a way to make it work. While actors in Athens were getting ready for bed, actors in the United States would be just waking for a morning rehearsal. Instead of wondering how to keep theater the same during quarantine, Blondell and his team have focused on how to reimagine theatrical works so that they fit current times. Reading New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statement about “reimagining” the reopening of New York City after it faced devastating losses from COVID-19, Blondell decided to pursue the same approach when it came to reopening theater. With his various and far-flung casts, Blondell is reimagining, reinventing, and re-enchanting the performing arts. —Valanci Villa
View Small Enchantments on Friday, October 30, at westmont.edu/watchtheater.
OCTOBER 22, 2020
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES
(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): “I’ve been told that nobody sings the
(June 21-July 22): I’m hoping the horoscopes I wrote
word ‘hunger’ like I do,” testified Aries chanteuse Billie Holiday. She wasn’t suggesting that she had a stylish way of crooning about fine dining. Rather, she meant “hunger” in the sense of the longing for life’s poignant richness. Her genius-level ability to express such beauty was due in part to her skillful vocal technique, but also because she was a master of cultivating soulful emotions. Your assignment in the coming weeks, Aries, is to refine and deepen your own hunger.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Author Renata Adler expresses my
own feelings when she writes, “Hardly anyone about whom I deeply care resembles anyone else I have ever met, or heard of, or read about in literature.” I bet if you’re honest, Taurus, you would say the same. It’s almost certainly the case that the people you regard as worthy of your love and interest are absolutely unique. In the sense that there are no other characters like them in the world, they are superstars and prodigies. I bring this to your attention because now is an excellent time to fully express your appreciation for their one-of-akind beauty — to honor and celebrate them for their entertainment value and precious influence and unparalleled blessings.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “If you cannot find an element of
humor in something, you’re not taking it seriously enough,” writes author Ilyas Kassam. That’s a key thought for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks. Levity and joking will be necessities, not luxuries. Fun and amusement will be essential ingredients in the quest to make good decisions. You can’t afford to be solemn and stern, because allowing those states to dominate you would diminish your intelligence. Being playful — even in the face of challenges — will ensure your ultimate success.
for you in late August helped propel you into a higher level of commitment to the art of transformation. In any case, I suspect that you will have the chance, in the coming weeks, to go even further in your mastery of that art. To inspire you in your efforts, I’ll encourage you to at least temporarily adopt one or more of the nicknames in the following list: (1) Flux Luster (2) Fateful Fluctuator (3) Shift Virtuoso (4) Flow Maestro (5) Alteration Adept (6) Change Arranger (7) Mutability Savant (8) Transition Connoisseur
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others, too,” wrote author Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others. Only when one is connected to one’s own core, is one connected to others.” In bringing these thoughts to your attention, Leo, I don’t mean to imply that you are out of touch with your deep self. Not at all. But in my view, all of us can benefit from getting into ever-closer communion with our deep selves. In the coming weeks, you especially need to work on that — and are likely to have extra success in doing so.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): My cosmic tipsters told me that you
will be even smarter than usual in the coming weeks. As I scoured the heavenly maps, I detected signs that you have the potential to be a skilled code-cracker, riddle-decipherer, and solver of knotty problems and tricky dilemmas. That’s why I suggest you express gratitude to your beautiful brain, Virgo. Sing it sweet songs and tell it how much you love it and find out which foods you can eat to strengthen it even more. Now read Diane Ackerman’s description of the brain: “that shiny mound of being, that mouse-gray parliament of cells, that dream factory, that petit tyrant inside a ball of bone, that huddle of neurons calling all the plays, that little everywhere, that fickle pleasuredome.”
WEEK OF OCTOBER 22
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I vote in American elections, but I’ve
never belonged to a political party. One of my favorite politicians is Bernie Sanders, who for most of his career has been an Independent. But now, I’m a staunch advocate for the Democrats. Why? Because Republicans are so thoroughly under the curse of the nasty, cruel, toxic person known as Donald Trump. I’m convinced that it’s crucial for our country’s well-being that Democrats achieve total victory in the upcoming election. In accordance with astrological omens, I urge you to do your personal equivalent of what I’ve done: Unambiguously align yourself with influences that represent your highest, noblest values. Take a sacred stand not just for yourself, but also in behalf of everything you love.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Between 2008 and 2017, Southern
California had two sizable earthquakes: 5.5 and 5.1 on the Richter scale. But during the same period, the area had 1.8 million small quakes that were mostly too mild to be felt. The ground beneath the feet of the local people was shaking at the rate of once every three minutes. Metaphorically speaking, Capricorn, you’re now in a phase that resembles the mild shakes. There’s a lot of action going on beneath the surface, although not much of it is obvious. I think this is a good thing. The changes you’re shepherding are proceeding at a safe, gradual, well-integrated pace.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): No American woman was allowed
of vanity,” said fashion writer Diana Vreeland. Here’s how I interpret that: People who care mostly for their own feelings and welfare, and who believe they’re more important than everyone else, are boring and repellent. But those who enjoy looking their best and expressing their unique beauty may do so out of a desire to share their gifts with the world. Their motivation might be artistry and generosity, not self-centeredness. In accordance with cosmic potentials, Scorpio, I invite you to elude the temptations of narcissism as you explore benevolent forms of vanity.
to earn a medical degree and practice as a physician until Aquarian-born Elizabeth Blackwell did it in 1849. It was an almost impossible feat, since the all-male college she attended undermined her mercilessly. Once she began her career a doctor, she constantly had to outwit men who made it difficult for her. Nevertheless, she persisted. Eventually, she helped create a medical school for women in England and made it possible for 476 women to practice medicine there. I propose that we make her your patron saint for now. May she inspire you to redouble your diligent pursuit of your big dream. Here’s your motto: “Nevertheless, I’m persisting.”
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I loathe narcissism, but I approve
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Yes, do let people see you sweat. At
least for now, be forthright and revelatory. Let people witness your secret fire, your fierce tang, your salty tears, and your unhealed wounds. Hold nothing back as you give what you haven’t been able to give before. Be gleefully expressive as you unveil every truth, every question, every buried joy. Don’t be crude and insensitive, of course. Be as elegant and respectful as possible. But make it your priority to experiment with sacred vulnerability. Find out how far you can safely go as you strip away the disguises that have kept you out of touch with your full power.
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I fear
my expression may not be extravagant enough, may not wander far enough beyond the narrow limit of my daily experience, so as to be adequate to the truth of which I have been convinced.” You’ll be wise to have a similar fear, Pisces. According to my analysis, you can generate good fortune for yourself by transcending what you already know and think. Life is conspiring to nudge you and coax you into seeking experiences that will expand your understanding of everything. Take advantage of this opportunity to blow your own mind!
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Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The Zoning Administrator hereby finds the proposed LUP and MOD are categorically exempt pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq.; “CEQA”) and CEQA Guidelines (14 Cal. Code Regs. §§ 15000, et seq.). Specifically, the project is categorically exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines § 15301(e) (Additions to Existing Structures). The existing development is located within an urbanized area within residential land use and zoning designations (described in Project Location). The LUP and MOD proposes a rear yard addition with an encroachment into the rear yard setback. Consistent with CEQA Guidelines § 15301(e) (Additions to Existing Structures), the project will not result in an increase of more than 50 percent of the floor area of the structures before the addition, or 2,500 square feet, whichever is less. The property will continue to be served by existing streets and driveways and will not change the demand on the existing services. Further, the project is not located in an environmental sensitive habitat area. Therefore, given the minor nature of the improvements, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Ekaterina Svensson of KSD Design, LLC on behalf of Shari Powell, property owner, has requested approval of a LUP and associated MOD. The property includes a 1,276-square foot residence and an attached 434-square foot 2-car garage on a 10,018-square foot lot in the SFR land use designation and RS zone district. The applicant proposes to construct a 242-square foot rear yard addition along the southwestern portion of the residence. Additionally, the applicant proposes a MOD to the Zoning Ordinance to encroach 17 square feet into the rear yard setback. The resulting 1-story structure would be 1,952 square feet, consisting of a 1,518-square foot single-family dwelling and an attached 434-square foot 2-car garage. The Design Review Board (DRB) reviewed the project on August 25, 2020 and unanimously recommended approval of the project to the Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator will be the decision maker for this project, unless its decision is appealed to the City Council. PROJECT LOCATION: The site is located at 261 Iris Avenue; Assessor’s Parcel Number 077-254-008. The project site is a 10,018 square foot lot with a single-family residential unit. The proposed addition would be located along the southwest portion of the lot. Access to the residential unit would continue from Iris Avenue. NEXT STEPS: After the Zoning Administrator decision, the project will return to the DRB for final design review. If granted, the Land Use Permit will be issued. After LUP issuance, the applicant will proceed to the Building Division for building permit submittals and issuance. CORTESE LIST: The Project site is not listed on the EnviroStor online database of hazardous site records maintained by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control TSC in coordination with the California State Water Resources Control Board consistent with Government Code § 65962.5 (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: Staff reports, project plans and related materials for the Zoning Administrator hearing will be posted on this website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Materials will not be available at the City as City Hall is closed to the public due to Covid-19. ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION: Please register for Zoning Administrator Hearing on November 2, 2020, at 11:00 AM at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4810252731136149515 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended. Webinar ID: 480-052-379 You can also select the option to use your telephone, but you must use the Go To Webinar software to interact with the meeting. Select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar in order to use your telephone. Oral comments during a meeting may be made by electronic participation only. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Darryl Mimick, Associate Planner at 805-961-7572 or email@example.com. Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this Project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised in written or oral testimony and/or evidence provided to the City on or before the date of the public hearing (Government Code Section 65009(b) ). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent on October 22, 2020
LEGALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHEESE SHOP S A N TA BARBARA 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 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: 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 STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MIKES HEATING AND AIR at 820 E Yanonali Street #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 STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LIMITLESS CREATIONS at 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALLY TO ACCOMPLICE, ALLY 2 ACCOMPLICE, A2A at 72 South Patterson Ave Apt 108 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Ally To Accomplice (same 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 STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPIRIT PAINTING at 212 Sycamore Lane Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Heron Pardes (same address) conducted by a Individual Signed: Heron Parrdes Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 9, 2020. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck. FBN Number: 2020‑0002299. Published: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 2020.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 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 ) i s / a re d o i n g b u s i n e s s 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 e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e 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 T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing b u s i n e s s a s : E X P E R T‑ A D U DESIGN AND BUILD, LLC a t 7 8 2 3 Wa g o n W h e e l D r i v e Goleta, CA 93117; Expert‑adu design and build, LLC (same address) conducted by a Limited Liability Company S i g n e d : M a r g a re t J S t e v e n s Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2020. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e 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 T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing b u s i n e s s a s : S TA G E C O A C H P L A Z A a t 2 9 4 8 N o j o q u i Av e . Santa Barbara, CA 93441; R o b e r t W B a r t l e t t 2 7 W. Anapamu 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, 2 0 2 0 . T h i s s t a t e m e n t e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t 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 NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 NAME S TAT E M E N T The 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.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 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 ) U LT R A L I F E S P O R T S & F A M I LY C H I R O P R A C T I C 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.
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