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Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate News Editor 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, Christine S. Cowles, 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 Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Cosentino Lee Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Tonea Songer Sales Administrator Graham Brown Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman Editorial Intern Sunidhi Sridhar 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

COVER STORY

DJ Javier’s Dream World by Ricky Barajas

ON THE COVER: Photo by Mike Del Campo.

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HOW RICKY BARAJAS TUNED INTO DJ JAVIER Though Ricky Barajas started working as a graphic designer at the Santa Barbara Independent about two years ago, he’s also written a number of stories for the paper along the way, from critical reviews to roller-skating memoirs. His biggest piece yet is this week’s cover story on DJ Javier, starting on page 18.

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How did you hear about DJ Javier? I first heard about DJ because of a pop-up shop he had for Canto Vision a couple of years ago. My partner has been a big fan of DJ’s but was out of town on the day of the sale, so I stopped by to pick up a shirt for him. I ended up really liking DJ’s designs, so I got one for myself too. After that, I kept up with him and his art on Instagram. How do you hope he impacts Santa Barbara and surfing culture? I’ve had my fair share of unfortunate events while here in Santa Barbara. I can only hope that DJ’s message resonates with people that take their comfort for granted. I never sought out surfing for a lot of the same reasons that DJ talked about when I interviewed him, but now I’m considering it as something I might try to learn, and maybe other BIPOC in town could join too. INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS FACEBOOK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER | INDEPENDENT.COM/NEWSLETTERS SUBSCRIBE | INDEPENDENT.COM/SUBSCRIBE

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by TYLER HAYDEN, DELANEY SMITH, NICK WELSH, and JEAN YAMAMURA, and INDEPENDENT STAFF

CORONAVIRUS

Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

BACK IN BUSINESS: Outdoor dining resumed on State Street on Tuesday, a day after the weekslong regional shutdown ended.

COVID Trends Improve as Vaccines Continue to Roll Out by Delaney Smith hough the COVID-19 virus is still ravaging the state and county, public health experts are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. From January 11 to 25, Santa Barbara County has seen a 31 percent increase in cumulative recovered cases, a 23 percent decrease in active cases, and a 42 percent decrease in current hospitalized cases. Unfortunately, there was also a 34 percent increase in cumulative deaths, and the intensive-care-unit capacity is well over 80 percent. The new downward trend comes after the county was under a regional stay-athome order for weeks. Just one day before, the order was lifted based on four-week projections that put Santa Barbara and the rest of the Southern California region above 15 percent intensive-care-unit capacity. “The regional stay-at-home order helped us avoid an even higher hospitalization and fatalities,” Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso said at the Tuesday Board of Supervisors meeting. “It could have been much worse without the order, is the bottom line.” The projected capacity is based on the current estimated regional intensive-careunit capacity available, the measure of current community transmission, the current regional case rates, and the proportion of intensive-care-unit cases being admitted. Now Santa Barbara County will operate under the tier system in the purple tier again, so services and activities, like outdoor dining and personal services, may resume immediately with required modifications. Although this is an improvement from the stay-at-home order, many businesses are still not satisfied. “On behalf of a coalition of approximately 100 local businesses, I encourage you to open the Central Coast,” said Terri

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Stricklin, manager of the Hitching Post in most at 19,500, while Carpinteria received Casmalia, to the supervisors. “You all know the smallest amount at 900 doses. Marian the devastation to small businesses these Medical Center received a separate 12,955 lockdowns have caused. The governor lift- doses as a part of a state allocation. ing the stay-at-home order, allowing resHospitals distribute 50 percent of the taurants and other businesses to now open 44,825 vaccine doses while clinics follow outside, comes at a time when we are not close behind with 42 percent of them. only having colder weather but rain and Pharmacies distribute 7 percent of the strong winds that are wreaking havoc on doses, and health-care providers distribute tents, temporary structures, heaters. How the remaining one percent. are we supposed to accommodate our cusSeveral of the supervisors had concerns tomers in these conditions?” with the sign-up system. For those 75 and To open the coast as Stricklin said would require the county moving out of the most restrictive purple tier. The county’s adjusted case rate and positivity rate matter the most when it comes to moving out of the purple tier. The adjusted case rate, currently at 49.5, is the number of new cases per day for every 100,000 residents of the county averaged over a week. To move out of the purple tier and into the less-restrictive red tier, that rate DRIVE-THRU: Residents 75 and older drive up to get their COVID-19 vaccine in Goleta. must be between 4 and 7. The positivity rate, currently 13.3 percent, is the number of confirmed older, getting online is not always easy to positive COVID-19 tests in the county do alone. First District Supervisor Das divided by all the tests administered overall. Williams suggested that there be a system in place beyond dialing 2-1-1 where county employees help seniors make their Do-Reynoso estimated that Santa Barbara appointments or even do it for them. Getting seniors signed up for an County has administered between 65 and 75 percent of its vaccine allocation. She appointment wasn’t the only issue. Second said those doses that haven’t made it into District Gregg Hart asked about those who an arm yet have appointments attached to “make an appointment and continue shopthem. Compared to the rest of the state, ping for sooner appointments,” therefore Santa Barbara is doing well on vaccine taking up several appointment slots at one time. Do-Reynoso told him that all prorollout. Do-Reynoso also laid out for the first viders have different scheduling systems, time where in the county the vaccines are but she assured him any vaccine from a going to. Out of the total 44,825 vaccines, canceled appointment or no-show autothe City of Santa Barbara received the matically gets used for the next day. n

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NEWS BRIEFS CORONAVIRUS United Way of Santa Barbara County is partnering with the county to distribute nearly a million dollars in rental assistance funds directly to landlords on behalf of tenants who are unemployed and behind on their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information regarding eligibility for residents and students, including the income thresholds, can be found at unitewaysb.org/rentalassistance. Individual assistance is also available to Goleta residents suffering hardships. To learn more, visit tinyurl.com/goleta-covid-assistance. Nearly 10 months after the transition to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California announced that classes for fall 2021 are expected to be mostly in-person across all 10 campuses, including UCSB. “The university is formulating plans for fall, and we will communicate with our students and campus community in the coming months,” said Andrea Estrada, a UCSB spokesperson. “We also will continue to work closely with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department as those plans are worked out.”

COMMUNITY A man was killed after being struck by multiple cars when he tried to walk across Highway 101 near the Milpas Street off-ramp on 1/19. The identity of the man, who died at the scene, will be released once his next of kin are contacted. An investigation is ongoing, and the CHP requests that anyone with knowledge of the collision contact Officer D. Hubbard at the Santa Barbara office, (805) 967-1234.

BUSINESS Southwest Airlines will add Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to its roster on 4/12, connecting direct flights to and from Las Vegas, Denver, and Oakland. From those airports, the airline offers 50 more destinations in its network. The new service comes after years-long efforts by Visit Santa Barbara, the airport, and city officials to court Southwest at its Dallas headquarters, during aviation trade shows, and through a visit by airline executives — on Visit S.B.’s dime — to show off South Coast attractions.

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Chief Luhnow’s Last Hurrah by Nick Welsh olice Chief Lori Luhnow spoke with emotion during her farewell report to the Santa Barbara City Council Tuesday. On the state of policing, she said, “You have amazing officers. Don’t forget them. Because of them, I am in a position where I’m going to move on and feel comfortable.” After a 35-year career in law enforcement—five at the helm of the Santa Barbara Police Department—Luhnow will retire as a sworn officer in two weeks to pursue her passion for police wellness. The year 2020, Luhnow reported, was one “like no other.” COVID-19 claimed the lives of 208 law enforcement officers nationwide. Within her department, where safety and hygiene are stressed, the number of COVID cases stayed in “single digits.” Councilmembers were quick to praise Luhnow for moving the department’s culture into a more progressive—frequently described as a “21st century”—direction. In fact, under Luhnow’s watch, “The Task Force on 21st Century Policing”— released by the National Police Foundation—became required reading for any Santa Barbara officer competing for a promotion. Under Luhnow, Santa Barbara’s police will, within the next six months, hit the streets wearing body cameras. Lieutenant Shawn Hill has been appointed head of a new Community Accountability Unit, while officers Adrian Gutierrez and Heather Clark will become new community liaison officers, actively seeking community partnership. Councilmember Kristen Sneddon highlighted how the chief promoted the At Ease program that allows officers to obtain psychological counseling without their superiors’ knowledge. A proponent of community policing, Luhnow allocated funds for one coresponse officer to work with mental-health case workers trained in handling acute crisis situations. Together, they will be better equipped to prevent tense situations from escalating into violent encounters. Luhnow also directed the police Restorative Justice program to collaborate with CityNet. The faith-based street outreach program is known for its relentless approach to connect those on the streets with needed resources. So far, Luhnow told the council, the Restorative Justice program has reunited 62 people living on the streets with their families. Shortly after becoming chief, Luhnow formed a body of community advisors and put community members on hiring and policy committees. As Luhnow retires, the City Council is in the early stages of lengthy public discussions about the creation of a new civilian review board. Over the past year, Luhnow noted, force was deployed .34 percent of the time in the 49,000 encounters city police officers had with the public. That led, she said, to just one injury when a suspect resisting arrest

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sustained a broken bone. The previous year, there had been five injuries. Two years from now, Luhnow added, the department will begin reporting on the ethnicities of all members of the public stopped by officers. Of the department’s 128 sworn officers, 67 percent are white, 22 percent Latino, and 2 percent Black; 29 spoke two languages. Fifty percent grew up either in Santa Barbara County or western Ventura County, 28 percent attended S.B. high schools, and 68 percent had earned a college degree. The more educated the officers, she noted, the less prone they were to use of force. In the past year, Luhnow reported, violent crime had increased by 6 percent, mostly driven by a sharp spike in aggravated assaults. And even though the number of calls for service for violent crime increased, Luhnow took pride that the time it took officers to respond dropped from 6.1 minutes in 2019 to 5.6 in 2020. Mayor Cathy Murillo praised the chief as a great role model for young women, recalling how, at a Fourth of July event, she watched a 12-year-old girl’s face light up and heard her exclaim, “She’s the chief.” The councilmember representing the Eastside, Alejandra Gutierrez, praised Luhnow for helping to mend fences with residents there. Luhnow replied that “one of the bright moments” for her was always the Milpas Street Halloween Parade, when she would see every year “more young children in police officer uniforms.” Luhnow will step down on February 13. Filling her shoes for six months will be Barney Melekian, a onetime Pasadena chief of police and a former S.B. County Undersheriff. Like Luhnow, Melekian is a proponent of progressive policing. In fact, he currently serves on the board of the organization that wrote the report on 21st-century policing—the National Police Foundation. Under Luhnow’s tenure, the department stands at the brink of building a new police station, which is now going through approval channels. The structurally unsafe Figueroa station was built in 1958, a time when the needs of women officers were not n even contemplated.

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anta Barbara County is extending its temporary prohibition on commercial evictions in an effort to avoid mass evictions and lost businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Unfortunately, the decline and loss of income and wages caused by the pandemic has continued to affect commercial tenants’ ability to pay rent when due, leaving commercial tenants vulnerable to eviction and loss of their businesses,” 2nd District Supervisor Gregg Hart said Tuesday. The current urgency ordinance in place now is set to expire at the end of January. The new ordinance proposed by Hart and 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino will extend the protections through March 31, 2021, but the two supervisors added extra landlord protections after last September’s discussion on the eviction moratorium. This updated urgency ordinance protects landlords because it does not relieve a tenant’s obligations to pay rent or restrict a landlord’s ability to recover rent due in the

future, and it requires tenants to provide documentation of an inability to pay under penalty of perjury and to pay 25 percent of rental payments due under the existing lease between September 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. “I understand that there’s both sides to this coin and that landlords have rights, but I don’t know one landlord out there that wants to get rid of a potential business that already has a history and send them out to the streets and look for whatever new business might be coming along,” Lavagnino said. The newest supervisor, Chair Bob Nelson, was the only supervisor who voted against the ordinance that required a fourfifths vote. He wasn’t concerned about how the ordinance would affect large commercial landlords, but rather the “little guys.” He spoke about a retired couple who is dependent on their rental income for survival and said because of landlords like them he wouldn’t support the ordinance. —Delaney Smith

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pair of habitual offenders behind one of to steal identities and create fake driver’s the biggest data breaches in Santa Bar- licenses. Gormley had thanked Welterlen bara County history pleaded guilty last for cutting him in on the action and showweek to multiple felony counts that will send ing him some of his tricks. “I was blessed them to prison for a combined 33 years. with this ability to never be broke again,” San Diego residents Gordon Welter- says Welterlen. “So I figure pass it on to people like me who have been len, 37, and Nicole Milan, out there in the trenches 31, admitted to hacking a computer network belongtaking chances for that ing to the Wolf & Associcheck.” “Your [sic] so good ates Property Management to me,” Gormley responds. company and stealing the “Thank you man.” identities of more than When San Diego police, accompanied by Santa Bar9,000 clients. They used the information to file over bara detectives, arrested 300 unemployment claims Welterlen and Milan at with the state and as a result an apartment complex in the Pacific Beach neighcollected more than $2 milborhood, they noticed lion that they spent on cars, including a Mercedes and a computer at the resiGordon Welterlen two Jaguars, swanky apartdence was actively hackments, and drugs. ing an unknown server. On March 19, Welterlen, They also found large who has a lengthy criminal quantities of heroin and history of fraud and theft methamphetamine. and extensive illegal dealIn a phone conversaings on the “dark web,” will tion intercepted by officials at the Santa Barbara be sentenced to 18 years in prison. Milan, also with a County Jail, Milan asks long rap sheet, will be senher mother to dispose tenced to 15 years. Their of evidence at another codefendant, a 40-yearfriend’s house. She old Santa Barbara woman describes a box of cat food named Rosa Bradley, will Nicole Milan in a manner that suggests be given probation for the box contains sometwo years for receiving some of the stolen thing other than cat food. “Throw it away,” Milan asks. “Okay, I got you,” her mother money. Court records reveal the brashness with responds. Police were ultimately able to which Welterlen carried out the scheme. recover the evidence, which included He boasts in text messages to a fourth fraudulent cashier’s checks and a laptop accomplice named William Gormley, who with files that further incriminated Milan. remains at large, how easy it was for him —Tyler Hayden SB SO P HOTOS

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Carbajal Reintroduces Protect Patriot Parents Act

IMMIGRATION

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s the new Biden administration has wasted no time in tackling immigration reform as part of its extensive and ambitious agenda, Rep. Salud Carbajal reintroduced the Protect Patriot Parents Act, a piece of legislation that, if enacted into law, would grant permanent residence status to undocumented parents of members of the U.S. military. “I’m encouraged by Presi- MISSING MOM: U.S. Air Force member and new dad Cesar Flores (above) dent Biden’s bold, immedi- said being reunited with his mom, who was deported to Mexico in 2019, ate, and decisive proposal to “would mean the world.” reform our flawed immigration system,” said Carbajal, a Democrat who In 1999, two years after the Illegal Immihas represented Santa Barbara since 2017, in gration Reform and Immigrant Respona live press conference via Zoom on Janu- sibility Act was signed into law, Flores ary 26. “I am hopeful that we can see this returned to Mexico to visit her sick mother legislation through the finish line under this and subsequently re-entered the country, administration.”  which put her on the radar of U.S. ImmigraThe bill, which applies only to parents of tion and Customs Enforcement and greatly U.S. citizens who are on active duty, are in a hindered her path to gaining permanent reserved component, or have been honor- residence status. Flores was granted a stay ably discharged, was inspired by the story of removal by the government for a number of Juana Flores, a grandmother who lived in of years on humanitarian grounds, but with Goleta for 30 years before being deported to the Trump administration’s rigid stance Mexico in 2019.  on illegal immigration, she was forced to Speaking from her home in Jesús María, return to Mexico two years ago.  Aguascalientes, Flores reflected on the Frank Ochoa, a retired judge who is strain her removal has placed on her fam- serving as legal counsel, described Flores ily, which includes her 10 children and 18 and her family as “hardworking” and “prograndchildren.  ductive members of the local community.” “I think that my children and grandchil- He also added that the plea to rescind her dren really need me, and it’s been very dif- removal was backed by more than a few ficult for me to be here separated from all prominent local leaders, including county of them,” Flores said. “I hope that, with all supervisors Joan Hartmann, Gregg Hart, the people who are helping me, we can get and Das Williams and the entire Goleta and Santa Barbara city councils. things done faster.” “I don’t know of a circumstance anyHer son, Cesar Flores, is an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force who recently where in the country where an individual became a father to a baby girl. He elabo- has had that kind of support from local rated on the devastating impact of being government officials asking our federal separated from his mother for so long government officials to show some heart, while remaining hopeful that they may be have some humanitarian consideration, reunited before he leaves to serve overseas for a family whose foundational plank for a year. is a mother and grandmother who has “I’d like to thank God for putting us been integral to the family structure and in this position to speak out about these an important part of a local community,” issues, for giving us this platform to put a he continued. “Yet, this past administraspotlight on the immigration system and tion said, ‘No, you’re outta here.’ That was what’s been going on behind the scenes,” wrong.”  Cesar Flores said. “It’s been very difficult As for how long before he expects the not having my mother around, my nieces Protect Patriot Parents Act to be signed into and nephews not having their grandmother law, Carbajal stated that the first order of around…. Family is everything to us, and to business would be to convince the House be reunited with my mother again would Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing mean the world.” before passing the bill into the hands of the Cristina Flores, her daughter, and Senate. “My office will be working with our Andrea Gomez Flores, her granddaugh- two U.S. senators from California to try and ter, delivered emotional remarks as well, get them to co-sponsor the bill,” explained appealing to the new administration to Carbajal. “Assuming we can move forward allow Flores back into the country and reit- in both chambers, the bill would go to the n erating how much her family misses her.   president’s desk.”

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BCycle E-Bikes Roll Out Trek Launches Bike-Share Program Despite Weather, COVID by Nick Welsh or more than 10 years now, the Trek Bicycle Corporation has wanted to launch a commercial bike-share program on the streets of Santa Barbara. This week, Trek—in the form of its subsidiary BCycle—is launching such a program with a fleet of all electric bikes under what could be about the worst conditions imaginable—with COVID raging and heavy rains predicted. Still, it’s a start for what could eventually become one of the premier electric-bike-share operations in the country. Beginning about 7 a.m. Thursday, around 75 white electric bikes will be distributed throughout Santa Barbara’s downtown in the black docking stations installed late last year. The bikes, made for entry-level riders, weigh 58 pounds, can hit maximum speeds of 17 miles per hour with no pedal assist, and are good for 30-mile trips. Annual members cost $150. For nonmembers, a half-hour rental costs $7. “Santa Barbara is such a huge cycling community, with downtown, City College, and UCSB,” said Jesse Rosenberg, the PR and operations chief imported to Santa Barbara by BCycle to launch the new program. Santa Barbara, she noted, has ranked high in top cities for cycling many years in a row. “People here are so oriented to the outdoors, and most destinations in Santa Barbara are less than 30 minutes away,” she added. It doesn’t hurt that Trek CEO John Burke is a part-time Santa Barbara resident. Burke is reportedly intent on making Santa Barbara’s system a showcase for how seamlessly an all-electric bike-share fleet can provide a meaningful alternative to cars for tourists and commuters alike. In media interviews, Burke has described global warming as the most urgent challenge confronting the planet. “If you think COVID-19 is bad, climate change will be 100 times worse,” he said in an interview with the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, where he lives most of the year. Of the 37 cities in which BCycle operates bike-share programs, Madison—not coincidentally—is the only other that’s gone all-electric. Ultimately, the plan is to unload 250 electric bikes—and 500 docking stations—on city streets throughout downtown and the waterfront. For now, though, the opening has been forced by circumstances and politics to scale back to about half that number.

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Come rain or shine, there will be no grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony, or balloons this Thursday. This is certainly not what Rosenberg envisioned when she moved out here this past May, when the company initially had hoped to launch. In March, COVID “happened” and everything changed. State Street was closed off to traffic and turned into a pedestrian mall. The role of all bikes—and certainly electric bikes—in this new reality suddenly became subject for heated debate. Then the city’s Historic Landmarks Committee (HLC) jumped in, objecting first to the color of the bike-share docks and then to whether public city streets should be yielded to a private company. City transportation planners—enthusiastically in support of the Trek program—insisted the HLC had no purview over such matters. Given that the bike-share program is part of a three-year trial run, they persuaded the council, the program could proceed. Now confronting BCycle is City Hall watchdog Anna Marie Gott, who contends the Planning Commission essentially granted the bike-share program “a blank check” to locate its docking stations and kiosks along the waterfront based upon the market needs of the program. She argued the program could inflict visual damage to waterfront views and pose a safety hazard in such a congested part of town. The council almost never overturns its Planning Commission, so it’s considered unlikely in the extreme that Gott’s appeal will prevail. Still, it adds an element of uncertainty. The waterfront is considered an essential element of the bike-share program, both financially and functionally. The hope and promise of the program were always that it could connect downtown, the Funk Zone, and the waterfront without cars or parking. Downtown landlord Jim Knell of SIMA Management has sung the electric bike’s praise as a vehicle by which Santa Barbara’s ailing downtown might experience some financial rejuvenation. For BCycle, more immediately, the waterfront offers a wealth of customers without whom the project will not pencil out. Whatever happens this Thursday, Rosenberg said people will see the bikes being put out on the street. Whether it’s raining or not, she said, they’ll know they’re available. n


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he Santa Barbara Unified School District is champing at the bit to reopen its schools in person, but it has one thing holding it back: the community case rate. The adjusted case rate, currently at 49.5, is the number of new cases per day for every 100,000 residents of the county averaged over a week. In order for elementary schools to have a chance to open to in-person instruction again, the adjusted case rate must be down to 25 or less. “We are ready,” said Frann Wageneck, assistant superintendent of student services, at the Tuesday board meeting. “When we get to that point where we’re at 25 cases per 100,000 or lower, we will open our elementary schools in hybrid. We’re ready to do it today. We welcome those numbers continuing to drop so we can open.” Though the adjusted case rate is nearly double what it needs to be to reopen elementary schools, it is much improved from previous months. From January 11 to 25, Santa Barbara County has seen a 31 percent increase in cumulative recovered cases, a 23 percent decrease in active cases, and a 42 percent decrease in current hospitalized cases. School districts were originally required to submit a waiver in order to reopen elementary schools, but that is no longer required by the state. Now, all districts must submit safety plans. Santa Barbara Unified’s is already complete, and Wageneck said it would be submitted directly after the meeting. If approved, elementary schools will be able to open immediately upon hitting the 25 per 100,000 mark. The state moved the measure for reopening secondary schools. Now they can reopen in person after the county moves into the red tier for at least five consecutive days. To move out of the purple tier and into the lessrestrictive red tier, that rate must be between four and seven.

District staff gave a presentation on distance learning and reopening progress. The following are the top four takeaways from the report. 1. Testing students and staff is one of the most expensive requirements in the safety plan. The state calls for every student and staff member to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. The district will receive an estimated $370 per average daily attendance (roughly per child), which amounts to about $4.6 million total. The total cost of testing every child and staff weekly for four months is $3.5 million. 2. Internet connectivity needed for distance learning is overall working okay. Todd Ryckman, the chief educational technology officer, surveyed 6th-12th grade students, though there was only a 10 percent response rate. Only 3 percent of them said they always experienced slow connectivity during classes, while the majority of respondents — 41 percent — said it’s sometimes slow. Thirty-five percent said it was rarely slow. 3. The small cohorts operating in person are turning out to be a big success. There are 1,395 students (one in five districtwide) in the cohorts, which are set up for students with the greatest needs who cannot utilize distance learning. As of Monday, the cohorts have seen 94 total positive COVID cases (20 students and 74 staff) onsite that required immediate isolation from campus. Wageneck attributed the low cases with the strict COVID protocols, such as mask wearing and social distancing. 4. Even though school cafeterias are closed to the vast majority of district students, lunch hasn’t stopped being served. Students and community members 18 and under have been able to pick up free meals from school campuses throughout the pandemic, and one million meals have officially been served as of this n week.

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under the tutelage of civic matriarch Pearl Chase, reinvented the architectural style that would define what Santa Barbara came to look like. Once Kellam de Forest moved back to Santa Barbara in 1992 with his wife, Margaret, he threw himself into the preservationist cause with focused abandon. He advocated for the protection of the Rio Grande gas station, striking and distinct for its Moorish tile work. Likewise, he was a passionate advocate for opening Val Verde, the Montecito estate for which his father designed the landscaping. As an activist, de Forest brought the same precision and rigor as he had as a Hollywood consultant. “Kellam was very direct. He didn’t get emotional,” recalled Mary Louise Day, a fellow preservationist and Santa Barbara historian. “He was very businesslike in meetings. He was someone who wanted to accomplish things. He was not there for the chatter or the gossip.” De Forest won numerous accolades for his work even as Santa Barbara’s political tides shifted to favor higherdensity development. When he received the St. Barbara award in 2007 from then-mayor Helene Schneider, de Forest commented, “It is only by bringing attention to threats to historic structures and sites that makes Santa Barbara a unique city.”

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Kellam de Forest, one of the most dogged, determined, and recognizable of Santa Barbara’s dwindling cadre of historic preservationists, died this week of COVID-19. He was 94. De Forest struck an unmistakable figure in town the past 25 years, slight of build and slow of speech. His mind, however, was always quick and precise, as anyone listening to his frequent testimony before the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission could attest. De Forest bird-dogged such meetings, highlighting the inevitable collision course between proposed new developments and Santa Barbara’s historically defining architecture. De Forest was the son of noted Santa Barbara landscape architects Lockwood and Elizabeth de Forest and grandson of the equally famed landscape painter Lockwood de Forest. His father, for example, designed the landscaping of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, much of the Botanic Garden, and Montecito’s Val Verde estate. Kellam de Forest was not one to rest on his parents’ laurels and enjoyed a long and successful career of his own making, creating the largest historical research consulting firm in Hollywood. Starting out in 1952, he would work on such high-profile TV shows as Star Trek, Peter Gunn, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, and The Untouchables. He also worked on blockbuster films like The Godfather and Chinatown. De Forest was born in Santa Barbara and grew up in Mission Canyon, a child of Santa Barbara’s cultural and political royalty. He attended Crane and Thacher schools, served time in the military during World War II, and then graduated from Yale with a history degree. His parents were part of the Plans and Planting Committee, which,

Although isolated by COVID-19, Louise Ann Elliott died New Year’s Eve “peacefully blessed with the enduring love of her family,” her obituary says. Louise was born on January 26, 1930, in Nebraska, and when she was 11 years old, her family moved to Stockton, California. She met her husband, John Elliott, in high school, but it wasn’t until they both graduated that they started dating and fell in love. They had two sons together, Jay and Tom.  Louise ran the household, worked part-time as a secretary/bookkeeper, started an interior decorating business, and did volunteer work at Dameron Hospital and the First Congregational Church. She liked to spend time with her friends, play bridge, tend to her cats, listen to Frank Sinatra, and spend summers with her family at Lake Tahoe. After John passed away in 2003, Louise moved to Santa Maria, where she made many new and dear friends, including those at Merrill Gardens, her residence since 2012. “Louise was a loving wife, wonderful mother, and a kind and generous friend,” her family said. “She taught her sons the importance of treating others with dignity and respect. Louise was also a stickler for good manners and grammar and never failed to note when either one was breached.” The family asked that memorial contributions be made to the Zach Elliott Memorial Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

ERNESTINE LOUISE SMANIOTTO DEPP PATRICK Born in Santa Barbara on December 3, 1934, Ernestine Louise Smaniotto Depp Patrick joined the U.S. Marines out of high school during the Korean War and was the corps’ first female bugler. She was always very proud of that fact, her family said. Ernestine died December 28 from COVID-19 in Sacramento, where she’d moved in recent years to be closer to her son Tony and his family. But for most of her life, she lived in Santa Barbara with her husband, Wesley. Together they opened a leather shop in El Paseo, where, as a gifted artist and craftsperson, Ernestine made sandals, belts, purses, and saddles. She was also an accomplished painter. “She will be dearly missed by her family, cousins, and friends in the Sacramento and Santa Barbara areas,” her family said.

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by Tyler Hayden and Nick Welsh he COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on our Santa Barbara County communities — as of this writing, 265 of our neighbors are dead. In a new series, the Independent is putting names and faces to this growing number with the purpose of conveying the human toll of the coronavirus. We feel it is important to recognize and remember these individuals as people, not just statistics. To share the story of a lost friend or loved one, contact Senior Editor Tyler Hayden at tyler@ independent.com.

RENEE S. KRAMER

Renee Shirley Kramer, an expert mah-jongg player, lover of chocolate, and adored matriarch of her family, died January 15 after a short battle with COVID-19. She was 88. Kramer was born in Brooklyn in 1932 and moved to Hollywood in 1952. With her lightning-quick typing skills, she soon landed work as a legal secretary for several judges in the Van Nuys Municipal Courthouse. After retiring and divorcing 20 years later, she became a notary public. “She also helped organize other people’s filing systems,” her family said in her obituary, “and enjoyed helping them program their VCRs!” Renee remarried to the love of her life, Ted Kramer, in 1978, and lived in San Diego until his death in 1988. She then relocated to Santa Barbara.  “Renee was a funny, nurturing, intelligent woman who was always willing to listen to anyone’s troubles and provide loving advice,” her family said. “She was a wife, mother, sister, stepmother, aunt, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend & confidant, and will be missed by so many.” As good as she was at mah-jongg, she was just as unbeatable at Scrabble and bridge. “We loved you, Mom,” her family said. “We will miss n you forever.”

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should have been elated. I’d just turned 65 when Governor Gavin Newsom gave the orders that people my age could now get vaccinated. I’d won the lottery. Maybe the vaccine isn’t a bulletproof vest, but it’s at least a heavy raincoat. With all the infected sputum spray out there, maybe a raincoat is just what I need. Then, as I contemplated my good fortune, it dawned on me that I had just been bumped ahead of my son, who works at a grocery store where he and his colleagues had been standing in the essential workers’ batter’s box waiting to get vaccinated. That suddenly makes the public health math both tricky and uncomfortable. Being an older white male and undeniably tougher than dirt, I am less likely to get infected than my otherwise invulnerable son, though I’m more likely to get seriously sick if I do. But he is much more likely to come into contact with infected people. Grocery stores remain one of the few spots where people absolutely must gather. No matter how conscientiously customers are required to follow safety procedures, such places are vectors. And since my son lives at home, that matters to the whole family. What happens at grocery stores does not necessarily stay at grocery stores. The actual — as opposed to theoretical — reality is that I will experience the worst

of both possible worlds: no vaccine for me and none for my son. News flash! There aren’t enough vaccines. Santa Barbara County has been allotted 44,085 shots so far. The county’s population is 10 times that. The soonest I can dream of getting vaccinated is sometime very late this spring. Probably this summer. I say this because we just heard from a 75-year-old man who said he just got scheduled by Sansum to get his shot in the fourth week of May. And my son was put in a much longer, slower line. If the Governor adds 50-year-olds to the ever-evolving line — as has been suggested — my son and all his necessary grocery coworkers — not to mention teachers and a whole lot of other workers at risk of infection — will get bumped again. This week, of course, Governor Newsom notified us that the holiday surge has now abated sufficiently to allow outdoor dining again. Barbershops and hair salons were given a new lease on life. Naturally, I suspected the worst. Newsom is now facing a mounting recall effort that never would have gained traction had he not been caught eating a $450 dinner at a fancy restaurant at a birthday bash for his good buddy the chief lobbyist for the cannabis industry along with his other good buddies, lobbyists for the medical industry. None, naturally, were wearing masks. Would the governor have lifted the stay-

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To assuage such concerns, I was lucky enough to talk with Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons of Cottage Hospital, who pound for pound knows more about COVID than anyone should have to; plus, she knows how to translate it into plain English. While cautiously optimistic, I sensed in her a struggle between her caution and her optimism. “I am ultimately, perhaps, reassured,” she, perhaps, reassured me. The governor’s health advisors were clearly looking at long-term projections, not the scary-high number of deaths and hospital beds occupied by COVID patients. Those numbers are still high — both statewide and in Santa Barbara — but they are not accelerating as fast. If that’s not the same as “flattening the curve,” it will have to do until the real thing comes along. Two weeks ago, Fitzgibbons noted, Santa Barbara was reporting 500 to 700 new cases a day. Now, we’re averaging closer to 250. We still have about 200 COVID patients hospitalized — far more than we ever had during the summer surge — but the rate of new hospitalizations is decreasing. Something is getting better. But perhaps that’s because it’s winter, a time when more people typically need to be hospitalized for any number of things. That makes the competition for bed spaces more

intense should our current deceleration not continue. To be fair, there is any number of reasons Fitzgibbons could have said “perhaps.” Being a precise person by nature and training, she probably said that to indicate the free-floating uncertainty that attends any assertion. One dawning source of such uncertainty, clearly, is the emergence of the many mutant “variants” popping up. What we don’t know about these is a lot, but there’s some evidence to indicate the variant from the U.K. is 50 percent more infectious than the virus we’re used to fighting. And the Brazilian variant might be susceptible to reinfection. And the current vaccines might be less effective against the South African variant. Then, of course, we have California’s homegrown variants to bedevil us. Lest we panic unduly, Fitzgibbons noted, it’s likely these variants have been part of our picture all along; we just weren’t aware. She is part of a new project — along with Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, Dr. David Fisk of Cottage, and Dr. Stewart Comer to start testing and tracking the local population for these variants. If anyone can make headway, this Dream Team can. In the meantime, if Dr. Fitzgibbons says she’s optimistic and reassured, then I am too. I just don’t want my son to get infected. —Nick Welsh

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obituaries Warren E. Dawson

11/16/1929 - 12/4/2020

Warren Edwin Dawson passed away quietly December 4, 2020 at his home in Goleta, California. Warren, and his twin brother, Wallace, were born November 16, 1929 in San Jose, CA to Katherine (Ribisi) and Millard Dawson, to become new members of the large Italian Ribisi family who immigrated to California from Marineo, Sicily. Warren and Wallace spent a large portion of their childhood on ranches in the Brentwood and San Jose area before moving to Paso Robles and finally settling in Santa Barbara, where they graduated from Santa Barbara High School. Warren was active in high school as a member of the track and field team and the ROTC. Warren was preceded in death by Wallace (in the Korean War), and by his daughter Debra Lee Bryden. He is survived by family members, sons Todd (wife Stefania) of Berkeley, CA, and Greg (wife Elizabeth) of Orange, CA, grandsons Cody Dawson of Paso Robles, CA, and Josh Bryden of Diamond Springs, CA, great-grandchildren Lily Grace Bryden and Logan Thomas Bryden, and former wife Patricia Lea Dawson of Santa Barbara. Directly out of high school, Warren went to work for General Telephone, where he met and then married his wife Pat in 1952. He then worked in construction for DaRas Construction Company of Santa Barbara before joining the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department, where he began a 31-year-long career with the fire service at UC Santa Barbara (Captain). He eventually joined the Santa Barbara County Fire Department as a Station Captain in Goleta and the Santa Ynez Valley, and later as a Fire Inspector and Arson Investigator based at the main headquarters in Santa Barbara. Warren learned to fly airplanes while still in high school – a hobby he continued throughout his life. He was also an avid cowboy who 14

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owned horses and eventually worked the “annual ride” with the Rancheros Visitadores for many years, where he started some of his best friendships. He loved Western Art and the lifestyle it captured, and was a lifetime supporter of wildlife conservation, wildland protection and stewardship, and America’s First Nations (Native American) organizations. Warren was a military vet of the Korean War and a longterm member of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the BPOE “Elks” Club. Later in his life, “traveling” became his passion, whether to the mountain areas of the western US, Alaska, Mexico, Central and South America, Australia, Africa, or to Italy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests your donation to your favorite charity. Rest in peace, Warren.

Ian Webb

1938 - 2020

Ian Webb passed away November 7. He was born in 1938 and lived in Santa Barbara for much of his early life. Ian had a BA in Physics from UCSB, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, and a PhD from UCLA. He married Louise in 1962, and they have a daughter, Patty, and two adult grandchildren. Ian worked as an Engineer/Scientist, before embarking on a teaching career at West Valley College in Saratoga. He was a respected teacher of electronics and retired as Director of Technology, after developing the first computer lab there. Ian loved all technology and was an early user of computers, which he taught himself to program. He was also good at electrical, plumbing and carpentry work and enthusiastically shared these skills. Ian resided at Cedar Creek Care Center in Los Gatos for the last 2 years and was cared for by a loving staff. Family will gather at a future date at the cabin his father built (with 8 year old Ian’s help), where Ian spent most childhood summers.

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SESMA, Ellen V Schumack

10/1/1946 - 12/3/2020

We lost our dearly adored Ellen on 12/3/2020; she passed away at Cottage Hospital due to heart failure. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Richard of Santa Barbara. Her parents: Geraldine Sonheim and father Louis Shumack, her Sister Estelle Bienenstock and brother Raymond Schumack. Ellen, born in Queens, N.Y. was brought to California as a toddler by her mother, remained and considered herself as a Santa Barbara Girl. Her career started at the Teen Rec. Center in Santa Barbara and for many years as a financial administrative assistant, legal secretary, was currently employed by Casa Dorinda and as a bookkeeper for her friend Dino Frangos. Ellen will always be remembered as a giving, loving and supportive friend to many. Her passions were Reading, Art, Antiques, Interior Decorating, Raising Orchids, Hiking with dear friends, and of course, her love of animals. She leaves behind countless forever-family friends and her most beloved dogs: McBride, Riley, Sir Cooper and Boggie, her grieving family of Niece Sharon Schumack & Leigh Behar of NY, Linda Bienenstock Purcell of NY, Nephew Paul Bienenstock of FL, Nephew Barrie & Annie Schumack of MN, Nephew Daniel & Dyan Shumack of VA, and her devoted Niece Claudine Kieferle and husband Pat Penisten, great-great niece, special helper & nurse’s aid Neelia Boyd, all of Shawnee, OK and many great-nieces & nephews in various states. Arrangements by Chapman Funeral Homes of Orange County; Interment at Carpinteria Cemetery beside her husband & mother. Officiating will be Father Richard Martini of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Respectfully, due to CoVid this will not be an open service.

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Renee S. Kramer

Florence Nakamura

Renee Shirley Kramer, 88, Of Santa Barbara, California, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 15, 2021, after a short battle with COVID19. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on DEC 17, 1932 to Ida and Joe Kissell. She married in 1952 and moved to Hollywood, California. After raising two children, with her lightening-quick typing skills, Renee found work as a legal secretary for several judges in the Van Nuys Municipal Courthouse, where she worked until her retirement. She divorced in 1972, and became a notary public. She also helped organize other people’s filing systems, and enjoyed helping them program their VCRs! Renee Kramer was an expert Mahjong and bridge player, as well as an unbeatable scrabble player! Her favorite food was chocolate! Renee married the love of her life, Ted Kramer in 1978, and they remained together in San Diego, California until he passed away in 1988. She then moved to Camarillo, California and ultimately, Santa Barbara, California. Renee was a funny, nurturing, intelligent woman who was always willing to listen to anyone’s troubles and provide loving advice. She was a wife, mother, sister, stepmother, aunt, motherin-law, grandmother, great grandmother, friend & confidant, and will be missed by so many. Renee Kramer is survived by her daughter-Patti Everly, son-Nick Arnold, daughterin-law Judy Villa, sister-Gilda Antman, niece-Robin Antman, several step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sonin-law, Phil Everly. We loved you Renee, AKA Mom. We will miss you forever. (No service will be held at this time)

Florence Nakamura was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world to be with her Lord and Savior on January 15, 2021 at the age of 94. Florence was born on September 23, 1926 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. She was the fourth of six children born to Tsumoru and Midori Fukuzawa who named her after Florence Nightingale. During World War II, her family was interned at the Gila River War Relocation Center in Arizona. After the War, they returned to Santa Barbara. Florence met her future husband, Leo, on a hay ride in Santa Barbara. They were married on September 24, 1950. Florence worked at Kong’s Gift Shop in downtown Santa Barbara for over 25 years. While there she enjoyed her relationships with the local community. Florence found most rewarding her roles as wife to Leo and mother to her son, Timothy. She was also an active member of the Bethany Congregational Church, faithfully serving and attending until the end. Florence is survived by her husband Leo, son Timothy, sisters Barbara Fukuzawa and Martha Tanji, granddaughter Alyssa (Wesley) Koch, great granddaughter Hikari Koch and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her sisters Yoshiko Asakura and Frances Kozaki and her brother Michito Fukuzawa. A service for Florence will be held at a future date at Bethany Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Florence’s name to Bethany Congregational Church, 556 North Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

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obituaries Bill Yee Chung

12/1/1929 - 1/4/2021

Bill Yee Chung, age 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 4, 2021 and is now with the Lord. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness (Lam. 3:22-23 ESV). Born on December 1, 1929, Bill immigrated from Guangzhou, China, to Santa Barbara at the age of 8. Growing up, his hobbies included bicycling, basketball, and running track. He was quite a sprinter in his youth, running the 100 yard dash bare feet in 9.9 seconds and nicknamed “flash” by his friends. He was the oldest son of Jimmy Yee Chung and worked at Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens for many years prior to launching the successful Ming-On Restaurant on upper State Street with his business partner and beloved wife of 68 years, Amy Yee Chung. Ming-On, often referred to as the “happening place” on the upper Northside of Santa Barbara, opened for 38 years and served a diversity of patrons along with their families. After retirement, Bill spent an additional 15 years in his “fun” job as a food prep cook at Santa Barbara’s Valle Verde Senior Living Community. He is survived by his wife Amy, daughter Doris Yee Chung, son Dr. Jeffrey Yee Chung (Connie Wong), grandsons Nathaniel and Matthew, son Jerry Yee Chung (Gloria Chow), grandson Daniel, brother-in-law Park Chinn (Jean), nephews Dr. Taber Chinn and Luke, sister-in-law Janet Chin, sister Barbara Yee Chung, nieces Cheryl (Steven) and Jade, sister-in-law Julie Yee Chung, nephew Andy Yee Chung (Eng), cousins from Hong Kong and Canada: Clara, Ken, Reo and Shing Kong Yue, cousin Kay Yee, great aunt and uncle Helen and Bill Tom, and many others. Predeceased by parents Jimmy and Nuey, brother Tommy, and cousin Donny Yee. Burial was a private ceremony at Santa Barbara Cemetery. The Chung Family extends our deepest grati-

tude and appreciation to Dr. Michele Armet, Mr. Edgar Lopez along with the outstanding health care professionals and staff at The Californian skilled nursing home of Santa Barbara, Dr. Gerald Svedlow and Julie of SB Internal Medicine Group, and all of the excellent physician care team. A thank you also to Scott, Jim, and staff at Welch-RyceHaider, Laura at SB Cemetery, and Ryan at SB Monumental. May God bless you all. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital-Cottage Children’s Medical Center: https://www.cottagehealth.org/ childrens/donate

us by COVID-19. She will be dearly missed by her family, cousins, and friends in the Sacramento and Santa Barbara areas. She will be laid to rest at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California on February 1st, 2021.

Ernestine Louise Smaniotto Depp Patrick

David W. Diner jr. M.D. died unexpectedly in the early hours of October 13, 2020 at the age of 81. He had been living in his home of 36 years in Santa Barbara. He went to the hospital via ambulance on October 12, 2020. His cause of death was listed as Pulmonary Embolism. Preceding David in death are his Mother and Father, his dear sister Gaye Diana Doner Tudanger and her beloved husband Harvey S Doner Tudanger. David was born and placed into his Mothers arms on July 25 1939 in Jackson Michigan. David’s mother was Dorothy Williams Doner, an Artist and Homemaker. His father was David W Doner Sr. a life-long Goodyear Tire and Rubber Personal Manager who rose to international rank for the company. Rounding out the family, at the time of his birth, was David’s big sister Joy Pamela age 4. A younger sister Gaye Diana was born 8 years later. David remained a devoted and loving son and brother to both of his parents and sisters. David grew up in Ohio, living in Cuyahoga Falls and Chillicothe. After High School, he enlisted in the United States Army and completed officers training and was certified in artillery for active duty. He continued his service to our country in the reserves while pursuing his education and journey to becoming a physician. He attended both Ohio State University and its College of Medicine where he graduated cum laude. Dr Doner completed his residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in New York, and a fellowship in Nephrology at Boston University before joining the staff at Boston VA Hospital. After his time at Boston VA he spent 10

12/3/1934 - 12/28/2020

Ernestine Louise Smaniotto Depp Patrick passed away in Sacramento, California on December 28, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born in Santa Barbara, California on December 3, 1934 and was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Rosemary and infant brother William Smaniotto. Ernestine, also known as Ernie, graduated from Santa Barbara high school in 1951. In 1953 at the age of 18, she joined the United States Marines during the Korean War and served until 1954. She was very proud of the fact that she was the first woman bugler in the Marine Corps. She then spent time in New York where she met and married Wesley Depp. After their son Tony was born they moved to Santa Barbara. In 1961, she and her husband started the Wesley Depp Leather Shop in El Paseo. She was an accomplished painter who received an art scholarship and enjoyed making leather crafts: sandals, belts, purses, and saddles. She is survived by her son Anthony Depp and his wife Sandy, and two granddaughters: Amanda and Danielle Depp. She is also survived by her great grandson Boston Freeman, her sister Carol Smaniotto, and her nephew Eric Anderson. She moved to Sacramento in 2013 to be near her son Tony and his family. She was taken from

David W. Doner, Jr. M.D 7/25/1939 - 10/13/2020

months traveling the world and meditating in Switzerland before moving to Santa Barbara in 1978. This is where he established his private Internal Medicine and Nephrology practice near Cottage Hospital. During this time Dr. Doner was also an associate clinical director of medicine at USC. He, along with his nephrology colleagues, started the Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center first at Cottage hospital then on upper State Street and finely opened the Lompoc Artificial Kidney Center in Lompoc where he was clinical director. Dr. Doner always enjoyed teaching. He was a strong proponent of education and in that interest he established Scholarships funds at Santa Barbara City College in the area of Biological Sciences and the School of nursing. He and his sister Joy Doner Mazzeo also set up a scholarship together at SBCC for students with learning challenges. While in Private practice Dr Doner would each year reserve the largest picnic site at Tucker’s Grove, throw a patient appreciation party and invite all of his patients and staff. His family and close friends would BBQ and plan games and prizes for an afternoon of family fun. There was never a rush to leave the get together. This tradition reflected the loving, caring side of Dr. Doner that shone through as he engaged with all who attended and all of the activities. It was no wonder some of his Patients remained life-long friends. David held dear many friends and patients over the years and considered most of them like family. David first married in medical school and a second time years later. David married his third wife Lillian Ayers Diner in early 1983 and was thrilled to become a dad when Lilli gave birth to Ivy Elizabeth and 3 years later to David “Austin”. They divorced in 2001 and continued to raise their children together. Dr Doner retired in 2010, and loved to travel, he also enjoyed Music, dancing, walking, and meditation and was always ready to celebrate a special occasion with his family and friends or to help in the care of his loved ones when called upon. David had been affected by frontal lobe dementia for his last years. His death was not related to the C vide19 pandemic. The last few years were challenging for David for

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someone who had always been active and loved to be around people. David enjoyed tennis lessons, piano lessons, lunch and dinner dates with his dearest friends and family and workouts at the gym and The Unity Church for Choir practice and services as long as he was able and until the Quarantine made it difficult to impossible for David to continue his activities. He never hesitated to reach out and engage with folk’s wherever he was. He left a hole in many circles and will be missed by so many that we couldn’t begin to list everyone but we hope you know that you enriched his life as he tried to enrich yours. David is survived by: His lovely and devoted older sister Joy Doner Mazzeo who, years ago, relocated to Santa Barbara from Florida to be closer to family. His talented and intelligent children, daughter Ivy Elizabeth Doner, son David “Austin” Doner and their mom Lilli Ayers Doner, each of whom have their own memories of a guy larger than life. Aria Tudagner always a much-adored niece, with whom he shared a birth date as well as fun and playful relationship, along with her cherished son Ember Ward His first cousin, Barbara Steffen, so much like a dear sister. His dear companion and travel partner for many years Margaret Kenney and her daughter April. His loyal and honorary Brothers and their families: Paul Erlich, Bruce Gladstone, Alan Tomashesky, Steve Marasciullo. Derrick Thompson, from Senior Planning Services, was God sent when he moved in, October 2018 to watch over and take care of David right up to the end of his life. As outside activities became less available due to quarantine and David’s cognitive challenges and increasing physical weakness progressed Derrick gave David a sense of security to remain in his own home. This was a true and real comfort for David, his children and all of his loved ones. The “Doc’s” family sincerely thanks you, Derrick. As we are unable to get together at this time a memorial in the future is to be determined.

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obituaries Mildred G. Cheff 11/17/1923 - 1/16/2021

Mildred “Millie” Gertrude Cheff was born November 17, 1923 in Santa Barbara, California. She was an eighth generation Santa Barbaran and a direct descendant of Lt. Pablo Antonio Cota, one of the founders of the Presidio of Santa Barbara in 1782. Cheff was one of twelve children born to Juan and Elfina Cota. Her father Juan Cota was a renowned Spanish dancer who performed at the re-opening of the Lobero Theater in 1924, the first modern day Fiesta known as Old Spanish Days. From a young age, Mildred and her sisters were instructed by their father in the art of Spanish dance and performed with him during Old Spanish Days and at events all throughout California including before Governor Earl Warren. Santa Barbara audiences knew the lively young dancer by her performing name “Chiquita.” Aunt Millie loved the fact that she was among a long line of Cotas who appeared in every Fiesta in Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days history. During the 1950s Mildred married the love of her life, Robert Cheff. Together they traveled and lived all across the United States until Robert’s passing in 1975. Mildred returned home and was a familiar face at many downtown commercial establishments. Although she had no children of her own, Mildred mothered dozens of her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and even greatgreat nieces and nephews who affectionately called her Mimi. Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings, 16

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Alvin Cota, Constance Guevara, Edwin Cota, Frederick Cota, Gladys Lopez, Irene Tuttle, James Cota, John Cota, Ramona Viles and Theresa Kittleson. She is survived by her sister Kathleen Cota and her large extended family. Mildred passed peacefully at home Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the age of 97. She was cared for and surrounded by her loving family. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, services will be held at a later date.

Nancyann Failing 9/3/1934 - 1/13/2021

Nancyann Failing died peacefully in her sleep on January 13, 2021 after enduring a battle with dementia for several years. She will be remembered for her quick wit, infectious laughter, can-do attitude, adventurous spirit, generosity, and commitment to serving others. Family and friends also remember her disdain for public speakers who dawdle at the microphone, inconsiderate smokers, and golfers who feel compelled to retell their round, hole-by-hole and shot-by-shot. Nancy was born in Grand Island, NE on September 3, 1934 to Charles and Irma Yungblut. The family moved to Scottsbluff, NE when Nancy was seven years old. It was in Scottsbluff where she met her first husband, Dave Raber, in the 6th grade. She graduated as the Valedictorian from Scottsbluff High School in 1952, where she also published the school yearbook and led the cheerleading squad. Nancy came to Santa Barbara in 1955 when the Raber family moved west. She had a daughter, Carol Crego, born in 1955. Her son, Steve Raber,

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came along a few years later in 1959. Nancy quickly made Santa Barbara her home and immersed herself in community activities and charities right away. She was an active member of the Episcopal Church at All Saints by the Sea. Whether it was sorting donated clothing for the Junior League rummage sale or directing the entertainment for various fundraisers, she rolled up her sleeves to do the dirty work while making sure that everyone showed up on time and had fun. Nancy joined the fight against cancer in the early 1960s as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 1977, she became the first woman to serve as Chair of the California State Board of the ACS. She also devoted herself to making life better for girls and young women. After more than 50 years of service, she received the inaugural “Strong Smart and Bold” Award from Girls Inc. for her role in raising funds to build a state-of the-art gymnasium on East Ortega Street and the Girls Inc. Goleta Valley Center on Hollister Avenue in 2008. As the Executive Director noted in 2012, “Nancy never saw a capital campaign that she didn’t like.” She worked tirelessly as Board President of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara where she raised funds, interviewed scholarship applicants, and took joy from seeing underdogs receive the money they needed to go to college and pursue their dreams. After her own kids became adults and left home, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse by enrolling in the nursing program at Santa Barbara City College in 1980. She worked part-time as a nurse for several years and served on the college Nursing Advisory Board for 12 years. Her nursing highlights included recognizing that a young actor was in danger from hypothermia after filming

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several takes that required him to dive into the cold ocean water – she persuaded a nearby homeowner to allow the young actor to warm up in his beachfront hot tub. In 1977, Nancy married Dr. Robert M. Failing in a small ceremony in Jackson Hole, WY. They shared a love of travel that took them all over the world while Bob scaled mountains on every continent. Nancy enjoyed observing the natural beauty in the world and learning about different cultures. She visited Africa several times, including a few trips with her friend Marlin Perkins (of Wild Kingdom fame) and his wife, Carol. On one trip, Nancy and Bob spent a day in a Kenyan jail after Bob was spotted taking photos of a building that had been bombed by the African National Congress. Nancy also visited the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, China, Israel, Easter Island, and the Galapagos Islands. She dreamed of owning a flat in London, her favorite city in the world. Nancy stayed active into her 80s. She hiked with Bob in the mountains around their Colorado summer home and jogged locally around the Bird Refuge in the mornings. During one morning jog, she encountered a man who was deep in prayer with his back to the ocean. Nancy gently interrupted him and suggested that if he was intending to face east to make his prayers count, he should turn 90 degrees to his right because the Santa Barbara coastline faces south. Nancy loved good books and animals of every species, especially the birds that were drawn to her bird feeders. She made sure that all the holidays were fun – baking Christmas cookies with grandchildren, refereeing the Angel-counting contest, and leading the “Most Beautiful Turkey Parade” at Thanksgiving became established traditions. Above all, Nancy valued service to her

community. She once said, “Service to your community is the rent you owe for the privilege of living there. And when you live in a place like Santa Barbara, you owe a lot of rent.” Her service to the community was formally recognized when she was named the 2002 Santa Barbara Woman of the Year for her “significant volunteer contributions to the Santa Barbara community.” Her friend Marilyn McMahon, who introduced Nancy at the awards ceremony, summed it up this way: “Nancy is that rare volunteer who will give money, ask for money, do messy work like teaching girls how to cook, chair a ball, and make it all fun.” Nancy is survived by her children, Carol Crego (husband Robert) and Steve Raber (wife Blair); three stepchildren, Robert Failing, Jr. (wife Mari), Lee Scheuermann, and Margaret Wrath Esposito (husband Gerard); nine grandchildren, Matthew Crego, Judith Gronna, Jessica Gronna Llort, Kate Raber, Maggie Raber, James Scheuermann, Elise Scheuermann, Kylee Wrath, and Jared Wrath; two great grandchildren, Evelyn and Esmé Llort; and her brother, Steve Yungblut (wife Linda). She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Robert M. Failing, her stepdaughter, Sarah Failing Gronna (husband Richard Gronna), and her brother, Larry Yungblut (wife June). No services have been planned at this time. The family will host a celebration of Nancy’s remarkable life at a later date when it is safe for people to gather. Donations in memory of Nancy can be made to Girls, Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara or the Failing Scholarship Fund at the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff at Oak Cottage who kept Nancy comfortable and provided excellent care during the last few years of her life.


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obituaries Louis Alfred Diaz

8/25/1926 - 1/15/2021

Louis Diaz passed away on January 15, 2021 in Grand Saline, Texas. He was a long time resident of the Santa Ynez Valley for 54 years, then moving to Texas in 2003. He was born August 25, 1926 to parents Jose and Marcelina Diaz of Santa Barbara. He Graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1944 and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the USS Recruit (AM-285). Lou was an accomplished guitar player that began as a child and continued throughout his life. He played many events throughout the valley with his brother Juve. Lou and his brother Juve owned and operated the Valley Cleaners from 1951 until retirement in 2000. After retiring, he enjoyed his passion for golf and was a long time member of the Alisal Golf Course. Survivors include his children; Jonny Diaz (Michael), Joseph Diaz and Jack Sherman. Grandchildren; Douglas (Khristena), Brittany (Anthony), Alyssa (Josh) and Jacqueline. Great-grandchildren; Katie, Kylie, Lane, Autumn, Bentley, Zoee, Rilee and Madison. Sisters; Ora Wood, Cecelia Montanez, Elisa Diaz and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sons, Eddie, infant son James, infant grandson Brian. Siblings, Connie, Joe, Jenny, Juve, Nina. At his request, no services will be planned. When tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand. That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand. The angel said my place was ready, In Heaven far above. And that I’d have to leave behind, All those I dearly Love. But when I walked through Heavens’s Gates, I felt so much at home.

For God looked down, smiled at me, and told me “Welcome Home.” So when tomorrow starts without me, Don’t think we’re far apart. For every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.

Margaret Stella Rubio Alvarez 3/9/1930 - 1/11/2021

Margaret Stella Rubio Alvarez was born on March 9,1930 in Carpentaria, CA and passed away on the morning of January 11, 2021 in Lompoc, CA at the age of 90. She was the 4th eldest child out of 10 siblings, six sisters and three brothers. She was the daughter of Jesus and Frances Rubio. Margaret found much joy and happiness in all things that brought family together, having come from a family of 10 and having 9 children of her own, small family gatherings were unheard of. The responsibility of feeding all of her children fell on her capable shoulders, as anyone could attest, who was lucky enough to sit at her table for a meal. Her Chile Verde was her signature dish. Small in stature, she could be a force to reckon with or a comforting presence that was able to give honest and loving advice. If you are lucky enough to call her mom or grandma, you have special memories that will most certainly put a smile on your face. She enjoyed simple pleasures like cruising the streets of her beloved Santa Barbara with the love of her life, Salvador “ Chava” Alvarez, BBQing in her back yard with siblings, children and friends, Ramon Ayala and a cold beer, you knew you were always welcomed, Celebrating fourth of July at Pancho’s spot on the beach, Camping with her children at Cachuma Lake, Having annual Christmas dinners with siblings at Look’s Ranch, She always had a place to be and family to be with. To the part of her family that called her

Tia Margaret, She truly loved you all. Like so many of her generation, Margaret was no stranger to hard work and was employed until the age of 85, a choice of character, not of need. Margaret’s 15 minuet of fame came in 1960 when she gave birth to triplet boys, an event that granted her the title of “Mother of the year” for the city of Santa Barbara. Her children, Jim (Bonnie), Cynthia (Mau), Sal (Cherie), Nancy (Armando), Joe (Raquel), Mando (Inez) Art (Ana) Abe (Rose) Letty (Ruben) Hoppy (Danelle) know that their mother’s life was a life well lived and her love for them was unconditional. Grandma Margaret loved all 28 of her grandchildren, all 46 of her great grandchildren and all 9 of her great great grandchildren. Services for Margaret will be held at 10:00am January 29th at the Saint Joseph Church 1532 Linden Ave. Internment will follow at Carpentaria Cemetery. Due to Covid restrictions there will be no reception, but everyone is encouraged to gather with their own families to celebrate Margaret’s Life.

Robert H. (Bob) Glogow 6/16/1941 - 1/10/2021

Bob, born in Los Angeles, attended USC as an undergrad, and earned his Law Degree from UC’s Boalt Hall. He practiced as a public defender in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Barbara to take a job with the District Attorney’s office. Bob practiced with distinction as a prosecutor for 30 years. After retiring from his duties as a prosecutor, Bob loved sailing his several beautiful boats. While his wife Gaye was alive, they also enjoyed playing golf together. His happiest years were while living in Solvang with Gaye, and being members at the Alisal Ranch. After Gaye’s passing, Bob spent a few years in the OxnardNentura marina, where he continued sailing. He last moved back to Santa Barbara. Bob leaves one sibling, David and his wife Vickie, and Bob and David survived their sister Shirley. He was an uncle to David’s children, Amanda and Michael Glogow, Mara and Debbie Milner. Bob also leaves behind his best friend, Stanley Lazarus, and his many associates from the Santa Barbara DA office.

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is survived by her son, Dylan Schmidt, brother Raymond Schmidt (Brenda), sister Linda Ekstrom (Paul), brother Robert Trentham, and her nieces and nephew. She was preceded in death by her brother Dennis Schmidt. The family has plans for a memorial once it is safe to gather.

Constance Ena Cannon Mary Anne Schmidt entered into eternal life on July 25, 2020. She was born to Willow and Raymond R. Schmidt on April 2, 1950 in Whittier, California, where she and her brothers lived until shortly after the death of their father. Her mother remarried and the newly combined family moved to Hacienda Heights where she attended elementary and high school, and in later years courses at Mt. San Antonio College. For a brief time, Mary Anne lived in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she worked as a governess and then traveled throughout Europe before moving to Carpinteria in the early 1970s where she gave birth to her son Dylan Schmidt in 1977. She lived in Carpinteria, and most recently in Santa Barbara, for over forty-six years where she raised her son, worked diligently, worshiped, volunteered, and enjoyed the coastal community. Mary Anne had many friends and acquaintances in the area, having worked in the restaurant industry as well as at Trader Joes, and Nordstrom as a specialist for Clarins Cosmetics. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and attended mass almost daily. Her beautiful smile, outgoing personality and friendly manner meant that she never seemed to know a stranger. When having a meal or walking down the street with Mary Anne she would quite frequently meet someone from her many walks of life and share with them a hug and a conversation. She loved music and was quick to sing along with her favorite song, be it on the radio or in church. She had a passion for cooking and was happy to share a good laugh, preferably over something sweet. Mary Anne had a warmth and kindness inside that she expressed in her love for others. She was a devoted mother, a faithful sister, and a bright spirit to so many over the years. She

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On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, Constance Ena Cannon, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep due to cancer at age 86. Constance was born on April 13th, 1934 in Santa Barbara, California to Sarah and William Clements. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1952 and was a legal secretary and paralegal for over 50 years. Constance had many interests in her life. She loved her precious dogs, to read, watch old movies, sing, spend time with her friends and family, and was a long time resident and advocate for her beloved Painted Cave and the “mountain family.” She was also very involved in her church. She was known for her quick, often biting, wit, her love for her country, her husky voice, and her ability to talk about anything with anyone. Constance is survived by her two children, Frank Buck and Dannon (Buck) Story (Sanford); her six grandchildren, Reana Story, Richard Story, Larissa Story (Nate), Jennifer Story Hernandez (Tom), Matthew Story, and Joseph Story. Also by her first, recently born, great granddaughter, Sierra Hernandez, her sister Margaret Miller, and several nieces and nephews. An internment will be held on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at Goleta cemetery at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to http://mountainemberteam.com. A life celebratory memorial will be held sometime in late February.

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PADDLING OUT As the first-generation child of Filipino immigrants, DJ Javier always felt like a career in art was a distant dream, something that his family wouldn’t be proud of or support. So art was just a casual hobby for many years, not even CARVING NICHES: In addition to creating a bold style of art that draws on multiple inspira inspiraa proper passion. tions, DJ Javier is challenging surf culture to be more inclusive. “I work with a lot of surf brands, “I never really took it seriously, but I just don’t see a lot of representation at all within the industry,” he said. but I think it was always something I wanted to move forward with,” he community outside of this tech bubble. I don’t explained. “I didn’t know how to manifest it. I know much, but I like art and I know that my art didn’t even know what graphic design was.” can have a message.” Javier first tried to channel his creativity in an Even going so far as to name his creative busi busi- architecture class at Dos Pueblos High, thinking ness Bayan Surf Club — a nod to bayanihan, a that architecture would ease his artistic tension practice in the Philippines where commu commu- and not sacrifice creativity for stability. Unfornities help each other move their houses tunately, as for many whose lives led us outside — he’s focused on becoming an integral the sphere of science and technology, Javier just part of the Santa Barbara community didn’t like math, a critical part of drawing buildand art scene. He’s donated his work to ings. But his reaction to the rigidity of architecsmall businesses to help them thrive, ture led directly to Javier’s signature technique and he’s doing what he can to sup sup- of drawing and painting all of his creations port more Black, Indigenous, and freehand. people of color (BIPOC) involve involveAdmitting that he “can’t draw a straight line to ment in surfing culture and ocean save his life,” Javier — who earned his degree in life, where he’s found a stunningly graphic design from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 — turned the accidental into the intentional. stubborn lack of diversity. A humble and driven man Those wobbling lines became free-flowing curves, with a glowing kindness and an full of thick, bold strokes, and vibrant, lively colors overflowing sense of creativity, that are the staple of his aesthetic. His immediately DJ Javier certainly seems like recognizable pieces frequently feature anthropomor-

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tor whose work graces global brands and walls from Los Angeles to New York City, DJ Javier just opened a new studio in the Funk Zone, but he’s been in Santa Barbara his whole life. Now 27 years old, the skateboarder turned surfer was raised in El Encanto Heights on the western edge of Goleta, where he began developing his craft at Dos Pueblos High School. Today, his work can readily be found around town on the walls of places like Captain Fatty’s and Santa Cruz Market. But his impact spreads coast to coast, adding color and soul to innovative developments like Industry City in Brooklyn, restaurants like The Waterfront in Venice Beach, and retailers like Patagonia in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. And as the art director for the Santa Barbara– based footwear brand SeaVees, Inc., for the past two years, Javier’s ideas and drawings are seeping into even deeper corners of the planet. But he remains dedicated to uplifting his hometown. “As Santa Barbara continues to grow and develop, I feel called to show that there’s more here than just fancy rich people,” Javier told me recently. “There’s a thriving

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of El Encanto Heights, Canto Vision fea features Javier’s art on T-shirts, shorts, bags, and hats. To him, the brand represents what his art is all about: a symbiotic relationship between himself and his community. He draws upon his surroundings for inspiration but then works hard to shape the community into a place that’s better off for kids who were like him — people who were not sure where they belonged. “I love where I’m from,” said Javier. “And so I always try to be supportive of it however I can. I always have a special place in my heart for doing something locally.”

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Filipino heritage. “Even now, I’m unpacking what it means for me to be first-generation,” he explained, “and it’s finding its way into my work.”

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From illustrating shirts and totes for Dune Coffee Roasters to painting three murals atop the Amazon office building on State Street, DJ Javier’s growing list of projects are a world away from his unpleasant architecture class. Just check out his mural for SeaVees down on East Mason Street in the Funk Zone: a massive wave on the side of the building that proclaims “Wish You Were Here.” That project led to his current job at the footwear company. “He absolutely killed it,” said SeaVees founder and CEO Steven Tiller of the mural. “He was our art director before I knew it.” Javier works at an unyielding pace. In addition to his role at SeaVees, his freelance design work (past clients include Adidas, Ruffles, Teva, UGG, 805 Beer, and more), and his own personal art projects, he helps run a Santa Barbara– focused clothing brand called Canto Vision. “I like having multiple things in the fire,” he said. “It keeps me going.”  A reference to his home neighborhood

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phic and animalistic figures, which, while entirely 2D, look like they could easily walk off whatever he’s chosen as his canvas. He explained, “I love when you can see my work from far away and know what it is because it’s so bold.” Javier’s art is limited only by what he’s able to get his hands on. He’s painted towering three-wall murals but also coats small pieces of cardboard with the same amount of care. “I love how malleable [his art] is beyond the canvas,” explained friend and collaborator Morgan Maassen, a filmmaker, photographer, and former owner of Breakfast Culture Club on Chapala Street. “One day it’s on a shoe, the next is a mural. But the cohesiveness of each and every piece, no matter the medium, is utterly profound and masterful.” Whether Javier is designing a concrete slab, surf fins, surfboards,orT-shirts,hetransformstheobjectandbringsittolife. “His art is his style,” continued Maassen, “and a very strong brand: unique, clean, surf-inspired, sometimes cheeky.” Though associated more with surfing today, Javier came up through skateboarding. “I sucked at it,” he admitted. “It was my entryway to art and music, though.” The subtly subversive attitudes reflected in his characters are reminiscent of the skater vibe, but he’s found similar inspiration in traditional American tattoos, Saturday-morning cartoons, and graffiti culture. Whether he’s drawing mice in thick chains kickin’ it by the jukebox or a lemon and lime catching some waves, his art captures motion just as well as those moments of stillness that are an essential part of life by the ocean. But mice, cats, and wacky characters are just part of the palette. Javier is now drawing water buffaloes and characters with straw hats to explore and embrace his

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“Santa Barbara is a beautiful place, but it’s not immune to any sort of racism,” he explained, recalling the time when he was blocked from entering a jewelry store and the angry reactions to pro surfers who supported the Black Lives Matter movement. Surfing is a major part of Javier’s life now, but it wasn’t always. “I actually didn’t learn to swim until I was 17,” he said. “I didn’t learn to surf until I was 18.”  He hasn’t stopped since, but still confronts the same notion he faced growing up: that surfing was only for white

Though the ocean is always free, the cost of surfboards, wetsuits, and the amount of time it takes to learn the sport make surfing feel inaccessible to many who don’t grow up in a wave-riding family. It’s also incredibly uncomfortable to enter a space where no one looks like you. “I work with a lot of surf brands, but I just don’t see a lot of representation at all within the industry,” said Javier. “That’s a really important component of my work.”  Unsatisfied with this reality, he searched for organizations that encouraged BIPOC people to engage in ocean activities and found that the Surfrider Foundation wanted to support surfers of color. Javier designed a clothing line for Surfrider, which donated 50 percent of the profits to Color the Water, a Los Angeles–based nonprofit that provides free surf lessons to BIPOC people of all ages.  Featuring graphics with phrases like HANDS HELD HIGH: DJ Javier paints a mural on the window of “The Beach Is Yours” Haven Barbershop in the wake of 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests. and “Break Down the kids. “I’ve always felt out of place in the Walls,” the collection of shirts, hats, lineup when I go surf — even going out and hoodies sent a message to BIPOC now, and I’m very well acquainted with people that the beach, surfing, and the surfing,” he explained. “I go out like four ocean all exist for them too. The collectimes a week.” tion was also inclusive of all body types, MIKE DEL CAMPO

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not just reflecting the stereotypically tion at a breakneck pace. Whether in slender and muscular surfer build. the water or on the walls, you should Once the clothing was distributed, keep your eyes on this easygoing FiliSurfrider sent Javier pictures of par- pino dude from El Encanto Heights to ticipants wearing his designs. “I got see what more he’s got in store. choked up,” he said. “These people all “I’ve heard people describe my style look like me. I love this diverse body as surf and street mixed together, and of surfers, which just isn’t something that’s why these brands like it,” he said. that you see.”  “But at the same time, if you like it, then Unfortunately, not all of the surf you need to actually listen to this comcommunity had a positive reaction munity too.” to the collection. “It kind of rubbed some people the wrong way in the surf community. I got some messages from Follow DJ Javier on Instagram @_djjavier people who were not happy with me and see canto.vision and bayansurf.club. saying these things, but I think if you have a problem with me saying there should be more accessibility and people of color in the water, you’re tripping if you’re bugged about that.” But that’s exactly why this work is so important: His hope was that kids feeling like a young DJ — “who thought, ‘I don’t want to surf,’ or, ‘surfing’s not for me’ ” — would see the designs, think they were cool, and hit the water. “I wanted to make something that identified with the younger me,” said Javier. Indeed, sometimes all it takes to get involved in something is to see that other people like you are involved too.  DJ Javier’s career as an artist started less than a A HUE PROFESSIONAL: DJ Javier sits in his new Funk Zone art decade ago, but he’s gainstudio surrounded by his brightly colored paintings. ing traction and recogni-

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Times crossword editor, NPR Puzzlemaster, and avid table tennis player Will Shortz will talk about the relationship between crossword puzzles and table tennis and also answer your puzzlerelated queries, all from his famed Westchester Table Tennis Center. 5-7pm. UCSB students: free; GA: $10. Call (805) 893-3535.

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1/28: Virtual Forum: Immigrants’ Stories – America’s Promise Learn a brief history of immigration policy and practices in the U.S. and how they impact S.B. There will be a forum; a panel discussion with Julissa Peña, executive director of the S.B. Immigration Legal Defense Center (ILDC); a talk with Maria Vega, ILDC’s first full-time immigration attorney; and a Q&A. Attendees may submit questions to the panelists. 5-6pm. Free. Call (805) 303-1205 or email info.@wom ensfundsb.org.

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and ages are invited to learn how to apply any unique design to your vessel using slip (liquid clay) from instructor Ruby Mandell. You will work at your own table. The workshop includes a premade small vase, supplies, glazing, and firing. 10am-noon. Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd., Goleta, $90. Call (805) 565-CLAY.

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and professor Anna Deavere Smith will perform portrayals of people she has interviewed, re-creating a diversity of emotions and points of view on controversial issues using “a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” A Q&A moderated by Stephanie Leigh Batiste, UCSB professor of English, will follow. 7pm. UCSB students: free; GA: $10. Call (805) 893-3535. Read more on pg. 28.

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(University of Minnesota – Twin Cities), Brian Jacobson (California Institute of Technology), and Jocelyn SzczepaniakGillece (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee). They will discuss what can be learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic about the anxieties we have now, including fears of crowds, enclosed spaces, and social interactions. Prior registration is required. 4-5pm. Call (805) 893-5903 or email info@carseywolf .ucsb.edu.

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Feast for the Children The First United Methodist Church will bag a three-course Italian meal (choice of veggie or meat lasagna and sides) from Via Maestra 42 and put this to-go bag in your car as you drive through the parking lot. All proceeds will go toward the Unity Shoppe Inc. due to the impact of the pandemic on area families and children. Visit the website to order and reserve a pickup time. 11:30am-2:30pm. $25/ meal. Call (805) 963-3579. feastforthechildren.com

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workshops at the same time. S.B. UCSB’s College of Creative Studies’ Jervey Tervalon will lead Writing the Compelling Opening, where participants will engage in developing and critiquing the opening sentences and paragraphs of narrative pieces they are working on. Or choose Writing the Query & Landing the Agent, led by area authors Ellen O’Connell Whittet and Aaron Shulman, where attendees will learn the process of approaching literary agents, how to develop a savvy pitch, and how to craft a query letter. Registration is limited. 10am-noon. Free. Call (805) 564-5621 or email JLemberger@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

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ust keep looking straight ahead,” the woman said as she fed the cotton-tipped stick up my nostril, through my brain, and into my soul. It was my first time being tested. I told her so before the prodding began. “It’s not fun,” she had warned me — and she spoke the truth. It was uncomfortable, it brought tears to my eyes, and it went on forever. But the same could be said of the year leading up to it. Since last March, our once-expansive worlds have shrunk down to ever smaller, ever more frustrating spaces. First, we lost our theaters and dance floors and lecture halls. When it grew too dark, too chilly, and just too dangerous for even a socially distant backyard happy hour, we shuffled indoors, confined to our homes by walls that keep friends and viruses equally at bay. Now as I await test results, my universe has shriveled to a single isolated bedroom for days on end, where I’m not even supposed to let the dog in to snuggle. I’m lonely. I’m bored. And I have waaay too much time to think about the hotsprawling-mess of a country that I’m not allowed to wander. Though I’d rather receive 2,020 consecutive COVID tests than relive the past dozen months, I did learn something valuable in that time: that email: starshine@roshell.com I’ve spent my entire life overestimating our government’s ability to protect us from harm. From mutating, continent-hopping viruses. From self-serving tyrants with personality disorders. From feces-wielding mobs of Nazis. All of whom have waged war with us on our very own soil, with astonishing degrees of success. I used to believe that despite our considerable faults and the more hideous crannies of our history, America’s irrefutable ingenuity, vigilant gatekeepers, and boundless resources could vanquish any problem that vexed us. But tell that to those who lost jobs and businesses this year. Lost loved ones. Lost their lives. And those dazzling red, white, and blue virtues seem useless at reconciling citizens who loathe one another’s politics. And values. And ways of life. It’s like President Biden said during his inaugural speech last week, the January wind whipping his snow-hued locks from his scalp: “… we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities. Much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build— and much to gain. “Few people in our nation’s history have … found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we are in now.” I’m a cynic. A skeptic. An eye-rolling scoffer who checks out and checks her phone when speeches start sliding toward the grandiose or mawkish. I often joke that I’m dead inside — and as a writer, I know words are cheap. Plus I have a hard time watching Joe Biden try to inspire anyone; he’s a clumsy orator who always looks like he’s trying to read a menu without his glasses. But I found myself weeping as I watched him speak at the Capitol. Sobbing with gratitude for a leader who’s so clearly and genuinely committed to doing right by the republic. To restoring dignity, empathy, and humility to the Oval Office. And to giving us a hope — however tenuous — to hang onto. I’m not itching to jump on the unity train that Biden called for, but when he insisted, “We will get through this together—together” … well, those promising final words pierced this lonely COVID hermit’s heart like a Q-tip jabbing at my nasopharynx. It’s funny. Days later, I can’t even remember what the test truly felt like. But I haven’t forgotten the nurse’s words — which may prove more pragmatic than the president’s preachin’s as we continue to face the unpleasant stings of our imperfect Union: n Just keep looking straight ahead.

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will forever associate with the Beachside Bar-Café, the Goleta Beach landmark that he’s closing this month after 36 years of serving the community. “There is just a ton of emotion about the Beachside, with the customers, the employees, the ownership,” he explained on Friday, the morning after announcing the restaurant’s per-

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manent closure on January 31, or until inventory lasts. “It’s a lot of fun to be in that position where people enjoyed what we did, and that’s why we did it,” he said. “It’s what I wanted out of my life, to do something that can give back to society. It’s been a wonderful run.” Hardy blamed the closure primarily on the economic damage wrought by the COVID pandemic, but he also said that recent minimum wage hikes also made business tough. “We’ve got a lot of overhead,” he explained. “We just can’t go on forever losing money. We just didn’t see any end in sight. We have just a year left on our lease, so we decided to pull the plug.” With the property’s 40-year lease set to expire in March 2022, Santa Barbara County Parks was planning to start a new request for proposals process later this year. “That’s going to be accelerated,” said County Parks Superintendent Jeffrey Lindgren, who’d expected the Beachside to be a leader in the next bid proposal until learning of the decision this week. “It’s another one of our Santa Barbara icons closing down shop,” he lamented. But filling the location probably won’t be much trouble. “There seems to be a lot of interest,” said

Lindgren, who’d already fielded a handful of hopeful restaurateur inquiries less than 24 hours after the news broke. “That’s exciting.” And what will be on the table for a future operator is even more diverse than what’s there today, as the Beachside never expanded into potential service areas, such as behind the snack shack. “There is some good opportunity to expand the footprint of the restaurant operation into the area on the other side of the pier,” said Lindgren, noting that the area would work well for outdoor dining or special events. “A beer and wine garden would be pretty awesome,” he agreed. Predicting when a new restaurant would open is impossible — there’s no way to predict any required infrastructure improvements until the Beachside vacates — but Lindgren hopes to have a new lease on paper by the end of the year. (Interested parties can email him at jlindgren@co.santa-barbara. ca.us.) “It’s a great spot, and there aren’t too many like it,” said Lindgren, who was also involved in the lease of The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, a k a Arroyo Burro Beach Park. “The opportunity is a pretty fantastic one for some future operator.”  That’s what Hardy recognized all those years ago, when he took over the lease of what was then Scotch & Sirloin in 1985. That restaurant’s owner also had a Scotch & Sirloin in Ventura, and would fly his helicopter back and forth between the two, until he crashed and died at CONT’D ON P. 27

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icans have of Italian food — pizza, pasta, parmesan, prosciutto — is instantly shattered by a visit to the Mediterranean country. So long as you’re curious about cuisine, it doesn’t take long to realize that almost every little village— sometimes, even just a big-city neighborhood—claims a special sauce, or noodle shape, or charcuterie style as its own. And more broadly, when scanning from the tip of Puglia and island of Sicily to the stylish streets of Milan and alpine reaches of Friuli, the style of cuisine shifts dramatically, from olive oil and tomatoes in the south to butter and brodos in the north. The new West Haley Street restaurant Aperitivo is now taking Santa Barbara on an edible educational tour of these differences every week through its “Pasta Club.” Albeit a pandemic pivot from the restaurant’s original intent — which saw six weeks of in-person service from its October opening to the December lockdown — the club will serve its seventh regional menu on January 28, meaning that the to-go concept now has more experience than the restaurant itself. “Why not just work our way through Italy, throughout every region, and give people the experience of wine as well?” explained Aperitivo chef/co-owner Brian Dodero of what he and sommelier/ co-owner Andrea Girardello pondered as a means of keeping the business alive during this period. “With every pasta and wine pairing, we include a pamphlet with a bit of history on the wine and the pasta from that region. It’s a neat way for people to learn something more than just a microwavable takeout meal.” Last week’s menu featured the northern Italian region of TrentinoAlto Adige, pairing the spinach dumplings known as strangolapreti with a bright red wine from the schiava grape grown in Kalterersee, a region surrounding Lake Kaltern. Though I’d heard about the club from multiple people — and nearly jumped on the previous week’s Emilia-Romagna combo of tagliatelle alla bolognese

with a sparkling red lambrusco — this was my first Pasta Club participation, so I was excited to dive into the paper bag that I picked up on Thursday afternoon from the restaurant, which is a quarter-block off State Street, the former home of Mosto Crudo. Inside, I learned that strangolapreti translates to “priest strangler,” named after a legend that men of the cloth choked on these little balls of spinach, ricotta, parmigiano reggiano, and bread crumbs because they ate them so fast. All I had to do was boil salted water, plop the 10 balls in, wait for them to float, and then toss them in the brown butter, sage, and

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shaved garlic sauce I had warming in another pan. Five minutes later, my family was getting their first taste of these dumplings, which are known in other regions as gnudi — as in “nude,” like an unclothed ravioli. Washing it down was the schiava, a grape I’d had a few times before, but rarely in such a brisk style, no doubt due to its high elevation, lakeside provenance. Its fresh red fruit character countered the richness of the buttery dish, and its herbal tones matched expertly with the spinach core. As encouraged, I posted a pic of my dinner to the @aperitivo_SB page on Instagram, in hopes of earning an upgrade on next week’s squid CONT’D ON P. 26

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ink pasta offering from Campania, to be served with a white falanghina wine from the warm region.   Dodero and Girardello, who worked for many years together at the Four Seasons Biltmore, are uniquely qualified to provide this epicurean education. Originally from Santa Barbara, Dodero studied cooking in Florence, Italy, then worked in Manhattan and Providence kitchens before coming home to work at the Biltmore. His name is most familiar to us because of his role as top chef at The Pasta Shoppe, one of the original tenants of the Santa Barbara Public Market. Girardello was raised in Milan, where he learned about wine from his dad at an early age. He then went on to work in London, for Relais & Châteaux in New England, and then the Four Seasons in Florida before coming to the Biltmore’s Coral Casino a dozen years ago.  They took over the property’s lease in March and then were furloughed due to the pandemic, giving them ample time to focus on the design of Aperitivo, which is small in size but glitters with

light and energy inside. The original concept, which they look forward to returning to once the pandemic subsides, emulates Italy’s aperitivo bar, a popular place for quick sips, small bites, and conversation with friends between work and dinner. (And I look forward to writing about that side of the business when I can.) In addition to the Pasta Club, Girardello is also selling Italian wines direct to customers as well. I bought a half-case myself, requesting lighter reds made from grapes I’ve never heard of, and he nailed it—tintilia from Molise, anyone? “The same personalized experience we offer when we’re open, we try to deliver that in your case,” said Girardello. “Most of the time, guests just let me choose, and we go from there.”

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going through school and onto bigger and better things,” said Hardy. Those jobs often led to lifelong friendships and even marriages, including that of Hardy’s own daughter. There were scary times, such as when a late winter storm in 2014 sucked manager Amado Simon out to sea, leaving him clinging to the pier with a dislocated shoulder. “We’re very grateful he survived,” said Peggy Hardy, Dave’s wife, who helped run the restaurant for many years. Said Dave, “That was a heck of a storm.” The closure may be a reluctant blessing in disguise for the Hardys, who now live in Palm Springs. On the verge of his 75th birthday next month, Dave did admit, “I’m willing to relax a little bit.” But they remain most dismayed for those dedicated employees such as Simon and Erik Trippel, another longtime manager. “We didn’t get to graciously leave together,” said Peggy. “That’s the sad part. We can’t do anything to show everyone how much we appreciate them.” There’s nothing legally that County Parks can do to ensure the next owners are as communityoriented as the Hardys, other than create criteria to encourage such sentiments. But Lindgren did promise that the final decision “will not only be bottomline driven.” Whoever takes over, Dave Hardy had some advice. “You really have to have a passion because it’s so involved,” he said. “You’re open seven days a week. We have people there from seven in the morning to one or two in the morning. It’s just an ongoing conveyor belt.” Though Hardy never expected to close under the dark skies of a global pandemic, he believes that the Beachside’s legacy will endure. “It won’t overshadow what we’ve done down there,” said Hardy. “We’re just so proud to have been a part of so many people’s lives.” n

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n the summer of 1991, New York City experienced a brutal heatwave. In 39 days, the temperature never dipped below 90 degrees. At approximately 8:20 p.m. on August 19, a 22-year-old Orthodox Jewish man lost control of the station wagon he was driving through Crown Heights, Brooklyn, killing a 7-year-old Black child, Gavin Cato, and severely injuring Cato’s cousin Angela. In the chaotic aftermath of this tragic accident, Black residents of Crown Heights came to believe that the police had acted to assist the driver in leaving the scene, and that emergency medical services had failed to prioritize the treatment of Cato, who died soon after reaching the hospital. For three days and nights following the incident, Crown Heights was engulfed in anti-Semitic violence as Black and Caribbean-American residents expressed their frustration at what they perceived as the last straw in a long-standing conflict over the way that Brooklyn was policed. As the situation unfolded, theater artist Anna Deavere Smith conducted more than 100 interviews with a wide range of people, including eyewitnesses, authorities, and everyone in between. A year later, she would change the course of American theater with Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities, in which she portrayed 26 different characters as they reflected on these events by performing their remarks in verbatim monologues, and by weaving their voices together into a single multifaceted vision. Within another year, Deavere Smith would go on to create Twilight: Los Angeles, a similarly organized piece dealing with the Rodney King unrest of 1992, thus giving birth to a distinguished and ongoing career, and to a new way of looking at

the role that theater can play in American public life. On Tuesday, February 2, at 7 p.m., Deavere Smith will appear on Zoom as part of Race to Justice, the UCSB Arts & Lectures digital series devoted to confronting the current state of racial affairs in this country and beyond. She will be performing excerpts from Notes from the Field, an examination of the school-to-prison pipeline, and talking with UCSB professor of English Stephanie Leigh Batiste. Deavere Smith is a familiar presence at UCSB, where she was a visiting artist in 2015, and where she has a longstanding relationship with the Department of Theater and Dance. In association with her appearance on Zoom, she has been acting as an advisor to a new student production of Fires in the Mirror, which will be performed live online on February 26-28. Professor Risa Brainin, who is directing the production, described the impact of Deavere Smith’s recent visit to rehearsal as “electrifying,” saying that the play remains “very much alive in her,” and that the BFA students were inspired by her presence. This is not the first time that Fires in the Mirror has been done by someone other than Deavere Smith, and it’s unlikely that it will be the last. What began as a project defined by the particular skills and per-

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Despite four years of alternative facts and American carnage, caged children and kill fees, glad-handing with dictators, egregious quid pro quos and the refusal to fight a virus that threatened to crack an ego flimsy as a clearance rack toy, sona of the original performer has, over time, grown to be seen as a masterpiece in its own right, and a golden opportunity for actors to embody not only real people who witnessed the events, but also some of the most significant historical figures of the period, people like Angela Davis, Al Sharpton, and Letty Cottin Pogrebin. More perhaps than any other American theater artist of her generation, Deavere Smith has been responsible for preserving our history in all its pathos and complexity. It will be a pleasure to be with her again on Zoom, and her performance will make an exciting overture to what is bound to be a powerful production by the UCSB theater students. For tickets and information, visit artsandlectures.ucsb.edu and theaterdance .ucsb.edu. — Charles Donelan

despite two months of Goebbels’ Big Lie repeated endlessly, the maskless rallies of mad middle-aged piddlers, the rush of seditionists in camouflage and Viking horns, the Confederate battle flag borne through the Capitol, what many will remember instead is that cold January noon when a poet stood at the rostrum, aflame in a yellow coat and bright red headband, kindling wonder as she spoke the words of her poem.

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A short new novel seeks to change that. Written by former journalists Therese Vannier and Michael Corbin Ray — both Southern California natives who met in the 1990s while working at the San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune — Dead Reckoning fictionalizes the saga into a fast, 125-page read (plus a few pages of historical notes), adding elements of romance, military camaraderie, and arrogant incompetence to carry the tale.  “I’ve always been fascinated by the local histories of the places I’ve lived, and the Honda Point disaster has always been sort of floating in the background around here,” explained Corbin Ray. “Most people haven’t

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heard of it, but occasionally you’ll come across a picture or a recollection in a newspaper, or you’ll run into someone whose grandparents told them stories of climbing down to see the wrecks as children.” The authors, longtime Santa Barbara residents who now live in the Santa Ynez Valley, recently answered a few of my questions via email. Why did you decide to write a novel around the Honda Point disaster?  Therese Vannier: I’m smiling right now, because I really pushed for us to write this story. It all started with a surf trip to Jalama Beach. Like so many of us, the Jalama Beach Store was my introduction to the Honda Point disaster. The proprietor, Don Eittreim,

has a significant collection of yellowed newspaper clippings and photographs that decorate the walls in the indoor (pre-pandemic) dining area. I read every dang newspaper article in there as I devoured the world’s best burger. (I’ve always been a huge fan of “man vs. the sea” tales anyhow so this story really piqued my interest.) Honda Point haunted me and followed me home to Morro Bay, where I was living at the time. I couldn’t stop thinking about all those grounded ships. I remember how obsessed I was with researching the incident and remember wondering why I hadn’t heard about the tragedy until then. How did you develop the characters?  Michael Corbin Ray: All the existing books


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naturally focus on the officers and the technical details of the disaster. We really wanted to tell a story from the point of view of the enlisted sailors—the people who weren’t in charge, but who suffered the most. Their stories were never really told. So we created a group of fictional sailors—four friends assigned to work the boiler rooms on board the flagship Delphy. One of them, Pearson, is based on accounts of what happened to a real sailor, but we won’t get into any spoilers here. But these four, and their time on liberty in San Francisco, and their interactions with the officers and Eugene Dooman, are entirely made up. The officers on board the ships are all real—although we might have made up a name or two. The events in our story are fictional, but they’re at least in line with a version of what could have really happened, based on what little we can ever know about that night. Were you able to visit the shoreline to help paint a picture of the area?  MCR: We did! We were able to join a small tour that went out specifically to see the wreck site. We were there at high tide, so there really wasn’t much to see. We’ve been told that at low tide there’s a lot of scrap still visible, but I don’t know that for sure.  TV: Setting foot on that bit of shoreline was sure eerie, though. The jagged rocks just rise up—ready to wreak havoc on the metal and men who encounter them. What other research did you pursue? The scenes in San Francisco are rich with details.  MCR: Oh, San Francisco has such a rich history, with so much rapid change. We had done a lot of San Francisco research for an earlier book that had scenes there in the 1850s to ’60s, and this almost felt like a continuation of that.  But yeah, we love the research. We love the details. We tracked down restaurant menus; we read the Hollywood gossip magazines of the early 1920s; we studied the attitudes toward Prohibition, the clothing, Navy training and drill manuals—I remember even looking up the history of Cracker Jack. TV: Some of the menu items were pretty outrageous. I remember for instance seeing Curlew (“roasted” or “broiled to order”) on a menu under the “Game” section. There were also lots of mince pies and rum omelettes back then. Oh, and I was tickled to see the red wine listed only as “claret.” I’m sure there’s a Santa Barbara County wine that would pair nicely with Curlew, but the birder in me doesn’t want to find out…. How do you work as a team when it comes to novels?  MCR: We tend to work out plots and ideas together, using research to spin off new ideas. Then I’ll write a draft, Therese will edit, and we’ll argue our way through changes and subsequent drafts. It’s fun! TV: We use lots of index cards and lots of Sharpies. Then Mike typically gathers his thoughts on the first draft while I gather information and push facts in his face.  Has there been any interest in turning this into a film?  TV: We hope so! In one of our writer’s groups, someone asked if Dead Reckoning were to be made into a film, what would the movie mash-up be? I responded, Titanic and Catch Me If You Can.

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or Santa Barbara sisters Brogan and Kylan Court, nothing comes close to the euphoric feeling of being onstage. “There are moments when we look over at each other when we’re performing and it’s like, ‘I know you’re feeling exactly what I’m feeling right now,’ ” remarked the 18-yearold Kylan, one-half of indie-pop band LetFloGo. “Why would we want to do anything else?” The duo’s musical aspirations have been many years in the making, maybe even before the siblings were born. “Our dad was an athlete, and his

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college roommate was a musician. He noticed that, even though they were putting in the same amount of time into their craft, our dad’s was only going to last 10 years and his [roommate’s] was going to last a lifetime and bring people together,” explained Brogan, who is 20 years old. “He wanted his kids to have a talent that they could take with them forever.” The first instrument the pair learned to play, along with their younger brother, was the classical guitar. Although both sisters ultimately decided to focus on other instruments, the name of the band is a tribute to those classical guitar days. “Our brother, when he plays guitar, he focuses really hard. He has this really big bottom lip that we named Florence, and so whenever he’s focusing, he bites his lip,” Brogan explained. “When we would play shows and stuff, my mom would always be like ‘Let Flo Go! Let Flo Go!’ It just kind of stuck.”  In addition to their parents’ support, the duo credits their years of homeschooling as a major reason behind their decision to pursue music. “The biggest blessing was that I got to grow up and be and do what I wanted to do,” said Kylan. She also pointed out that she and her sister did not have to conform to the social pressures that pervade the public school system. Brogan echoed these thoughts, admitting that she may not have

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had the courage to stick to a “technically impractical” career if she had to listen to the dubious opinions of teachers and fellow students.   With an impending move to Austin, Texas, a city known for its live music scene, the siblings are grateful to have started out in Santa Barbara. “I think that growing up here, there’s a certain mentality that you can’t find anywhere else,” said Brogan. “We know how blessed we are and how rare a place like this is.” When live shows were allowed, the duo played all around town, but gave special shoutouts to M.Special Brewing Company and Oreana Winery. “The crowd at M.Special is always so much fun,” said Kylan. “They’re very family-friendly, people bring their dogs. The best venues are the ones where people are allowed to bring their dogs.”  Brogan agreed, elaborating that the best venues are the ones with the most engaged and energetic audiences. “That’s something that you don’t really find in Santa Barbara,” she said. “So places like M.Special and Oreana that have built stages and have made live music a priority, those are where we get the best crowds.”  For many aspiring musicians, the fame and recognition that accompanies a prolific career is a powerful motivator in a notoriously competitive field. But not so for the LetFloGo sisters, who are instead driven by their passion for what they do. “I just want to be able to play music for the rest of my life,” declared Kylan, adding that the “perks” of being famous are not necessarily something she wants for herself. “I’m fine playing at bars and working another job.”  As for their future plans, the sisters are committed to taking it one day at a time. “We’ve played at almost every music venue in Santa Barbara—that has been incredible, and now we want to travel,” Kylan explained. “We don’t have any friends or know anyone [in Austin], but we’re going to try to start booking gigs and play at restaurants. Our goal is to create a community of friends and fans wherever we go.”

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): In the 1950 film Harvey, James Stewart

plays a middle-aged man named Elwood whose best friend is a tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. The relationship causes problems with the people in Elwood’s life. At one point, a psychiatrist tries to convince him to “struggle with reality.” Elwood replies, “I wrestled with reality for 40 years and I am happy to state that I finally won.” I’m happy to tell you this story, Aries, because it’s a good lead-in to my counsel for you: I suspect that one of your long wrestles with reality will yield at least a partial victory in the coming weeks. And it will be completely real, as opposed to Elwood’s Harvey. Congratulations!

you not to regard him as a role model in the coming weeks. When your sacred or lofty moments arrive, offer proper homage and honor. Be righteously appreciative of your blessings.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): William Shakespeare worked with

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another playwright in creating three plays: Henry VIII, The Two Noble Kinsmen, and The History of Cardenio. The lucky collaborator was John Fletcher, who was popular and influential in his era. I propose that we name him one of your role models in 2021. Here’s why: You will have an enhanced potential to engage in fertile partnerships with allies who are quite worthy of you. I encourage you to be on the lookout for opportunities to thrive on symbiosis and synergy.

(Apr. 20-May 20): The light of the North Star takes a long

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time to reach us, even though it’s traveling 186,000 miles per second. The beams it shows us tonight first embarked when Shakespeare was alive on Earth. And yet that glow seems so fresh and pure. Are there any other phenomena in your life that are metaphorically comparable? Perhaps an experience you had months ago that is only now revealing its complete meaning? Or a seed you planted years ago that is finally ripening into its mature expression? The coming weeks will be an excellent time to take inventory of such things, Taurus. It will also be a favorable phase to initiate innovations that will take some time to become fully useful for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard

had the great privilege of landing on the moon in a spacecraft, then walking on the lunar surface. How did he celebrate this epic holy adventure? By reciting a stirring passage from Shakespeare or the Talmud? By placing a framed photo of Amelia Earhart or a statue of Icarus in the dirt? By saying a prayer to his God or thoughtfully thanking the people who helped put him there? No. Shepard used this sublime one-of-akind moment to hit a golf ball with a golf club. I’ll ask

(July 23-Aug. 22): Canadian journalist Nick Ashdown

is amazed that white people in North America are so inhibited about revealing their real feelings. He writes, “How bizarre that in English, the word ‘emotional’ is used pejoratively, as though passion implies some sort of weakness.” He marvels that the culture seems to “worship nonchalance” and regard intense expressiveness as uncool or unprofessional. I’m going to encourage you to embody a different approach in the coming days. I don’t mean to suggest that you should be an outof-control maniac constantly exploding with intensity. But I do hope you will take extra measures to respect and explore and reveal the spirited truth about yourself.

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during the next two weeks, Virgo. “Fake it ’til you make it” is an acceptable — probably preferable — approach.

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(1839-1906) is regarded as an important and influential painter. Early in his career, though, he was rejected and even ridiculed by critics. One reason was that he loved making still-life paintings, which were considered low art. Of his 584 works, about 200 of them were of inanimate, commonplace objects. Fruit was his specialty. Typically he might spend 100 separate sessions in perfecting a particular bowl of apples. “Don’t you want to take a vacation from painting fruit?” he was asked. In response, he said that simply shifting the location of his easel in relation to his subject matter was almost more excitement than he could bear. That’s the kind of focused, detailed attitude I hope you’ll cultivate toward your own labors of love during the coming weeks, Capricorn.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The 17th-century Libran poly-

math Thomas Browne had a brilliant, well-educated mind. He authored many books on various subjects, from science to religion, and was second only to Shakespeare in the art of coining new words. He did have a blind spot, however. He referred to sex as the “trivial and vulgar way of union” and “the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life.” Most of us have pockets of ignorance like that — aspects that qualify as learning disabilities or intellectual black holes. And now and then there come times when we benefit from checking in with these deficiencies and deciding whether to take any fresh steps to wisen them up. Now is such a time for you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “There is no sunrise so beautiful

that it is worth waking me up to see it,” declares actor and comedian Mindy Kaling. Is that an unromantic sentiment? Maybe. But more importantly, it’s evidence that she treasures her sleep. And that’s admirable! She is devoted to giving her body the nurturing it needs to be healthy. Let’s make Kaling your patron saint for now. It’s a favorable time to upgrade your strategies for taking very good care of yourself.

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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo actor Ingrid Bergman appeared

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): All of us go through phases when

in three movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In Notorious, set after the end of World War II, she played the daughter of a Nazi spy. During the filming, Bergman had trouble with a particular scene. She explained her doubts to Hitchcock, saying, “I don’t think I can do that naturally.” Hitchcock seemed receptive to her input but in the end had an unexpected response: “All right,” he told her. “If you can’t do it naturally, then fake it.” I’m going to suggest that you follow Hitchcock’s advice

our brains work at a higher level than usual. I’m guessing that you’re about to enjoy one of these times. In fact, I won’t be shocked if you string together a series of ingenious thoughts and actions. I hope you use your enhanced intelligence for important matters — like making practical improvements in your life! Please don’t waste it on trivial matters like arguments on Facebook or Twitter.

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Today the Capricorn artist Paul Cézanne

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “We all want everything to be okay,” writes

author David Levithan. “We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.” To that mediocre manifesto, I reply, okay. I accept that it’s true for many people. But I don’t think it will apply to you Aquarians in the coming weeks. According to my assessment of your astrological potentials, you can, if you want, have a series of appointments with the fantastic, the marvelous, and the outstanding. Please keep those appointments! Don’t skip them out of timidity or excess humility.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): DON’Ts: Don’t keep scratching an old

wound until it bleeds. Don’t try to snatch away the teddy bear that belongs to the 800-pound gorilla. Don’t try to relieve your tension by pounding your head against a wall. Don’t try to convince a stone idol to show you some tenderness. DOs: Do ask supposedly naïve questions that may yield liberating revelations. Do keep in mind that sometimes things need to be a bit broken before you’ll be motivated to give them all the care they need and deserve. Do extinguish the fire on a burning bridge, and then repair the bridge.

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LEGALS should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 02/18/21 at 9:00AM in Dept. 5 located at 1100 ANACAPA ST., P.O. BOX 21107, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93121‑1107 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner MICHAEL W. DEAKTOR SBN 124661 MELBY & ANDERSON LLP 1061 VALLEY SUN LANE LA CANADA CA 91011‑3283 1/21, 1/28, 2/4/21 CNS‑3432732# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KAREN W. COOPER NO: 21PR00012 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of KAREN W. COOPER A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: JOHN A. COOPER in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): JOHN A. COOPER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 2/25/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the

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the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez;132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑2226. Published Jan 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DOLORES J. MCLAUGHLIN Case No.: 21PR00024 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of DOLORES J. MCLAUGHLIN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: GREG LYDY in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate requests that: GREG LYDY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 2/25/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Warren Worth 3 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 900, Santa Ana CA 92707, (949) 660‑1040 Published Jan 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BILLY JIM EVERSON Case No.: 21PR00023 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate,

or both of BILLY JIM EVERSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ERIC EVERSON in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate requests that: ERIC EVERSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 2/25/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Alexander Saunders:15 W. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 699‑5086 Published Jan 28. Feb 4, 11 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: DISTINGUISHED HOLDINGS at 1903 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Randy Modos (same address) William Skidmore (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: William Skidmore Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 14, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0002982. Published: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: SUPERIOR SENIOR HOME CARE at 320 E Walnut Ave Lompoc, CA 93436; Superior Senior Home Care Inc (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Pablo Martinez Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 29, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003058. Published: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 2021.

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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 person is doing business as: SANTA BARBARA PROCESS SERVER at 454 Orange Blossom Lane Goleta, CA 93117; Daniel C Clements (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Daniel Clements Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 04, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000001. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: THE CA FIRM at 324 Samarkand Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Cameron Gharabiklou Corp. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Cameron Gharabiklou Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 31, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003091. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: THE RED BARN PRESS at 2828 East Valley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Carole Anne Demachkie (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Carole Anne Demachkie Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 07, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000046. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: FRAME at 901 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elaine M Esbeck 135 Morada Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Elaine Esbeck Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000050. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: S A N TA BARBARA ECOTHERAPY at 836 Anacapa Street #242 Santa Barbara, CA 93102; Sierra A Boatwright, LMFT 2981 Calle Noguera Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Sierra Boatwright, LMFT Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000005. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: JANUARY PROPERTIES at 601 E. Micheltorena St., Unit 110 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Neal J Daneman (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Neal Daneman Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000034. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: JCPENNY at 1321 S Broadway Santa Maria, CA 93454; Penney OPCO LLC 6501 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75024 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Lisa Dubois Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000042. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: SCHWAN’S HOME SERVICE at 2337 Thompson Way Santa Maria, CA 93455; Cygnus Home Service, LLC 115 West College Drive Marshall, MN 56258 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Jared D. Kemper Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000048. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: R E G E N E R AT E STRENGTH at 1933 Cliff Dr, 27B Santa Barbara, CA 93109; E3 Fitness, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: David Downey Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000051. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: CP BUILDERS at 209 W. Alamar Ave., Ste A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Center Point Development Group, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Michael O’Flynn Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000057. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: ASHLEY FARRELL LANDSCAPE DESIGN INC at 2200 White Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Ashley F a r re l l Landscape Design, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Ashley Farrell Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000123. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person is doing business as: WISE PLANET MEDIA at 485B Hot Springs Road, Cottage Montecito, CA 93108; Christopher Thomas (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Christopher Thomas Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003079. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: THREAT GRIFFITH at 5006 Carbo Cir Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Brett Griffith (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Brett Griffith Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000199. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: CARTEL & CO USA at 718 Union Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Pacific Pickle Works Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Bradley Bennett Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000196. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021.


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NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KAIA JOYE MOYER WESOLOWSKI and GRAHAM JAMES WESOLOWSKI ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV04017 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: GLORIA BERET JUNA WESOLOWSKI TO: JUNA BERET WESOLOWSKI THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Feb 5, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Dec 07, 2020. by Donna D. Geck. of the Superior Court. Published. Dec 24, 31 2020. Jan 7, 14 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MARIA CRISELDA VALENCIA CRUZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV04059 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: MARIA CRISELDA VALENCIA CRUZ TO: MARICEL VALENCIA CRUZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Feb 22, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 18, 2020. by Thomas P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF DEIVI CARRILLO GUTIERREZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV03930 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s):

FROM: DEIVI CARRILLO GUTIERREZ TO: DAVID CARRILLO GUTIERREZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Feb 22, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Dec 18, 2020. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BRITTANY BEAVERS & MICHAEL BARDONI ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV00151 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: MASON LEE BEAVERS TO: JAVAN JAMES BARDONI THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Mar 8, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Jan 22, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021.

SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): NADIA MILLER; RENT A CAR INC MEYER; and SOES 1‑25 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): ALLISON MCBADE NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response

must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. T h e re a re other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifor nia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (wwwlawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotasy los costos esentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el graveman de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO: (Numero del Caso) 20CV02668 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR

COURT OF STATE of CALIFORNIA COUNTY 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Chad M. Prentice, Maho & Prentice, LLP, 629 State Street,

Ste 217, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805)962‑1930 (El nombre, la dirección y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Law Offices of Chad M. Prentice, Maho & Prentice, LLP, 629 State

Street, Ste 217, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 962‑1930; DATE 8/19/2020 Deputy Clerk; Elizabeth Spann Published. Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021.

ORDINANCE NO. 21-___ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO RE-DESIGNATE PROPERTY FROM PUBLIC/QUASI-PUBLIC (P-QP) TO COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL (C-C) FOR A 4,355-SQUARE FOOT (0.1-ACRE) SITE LOCATED AT 5631 CALLE REAL, APNS 069-160-057, -058; CASE NO. 20-0002-ORD On February 2, 2021, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) will consider the second reading and possible adoption of a proposed ordinance that would Amend the Zoning Map to Re-Designate Property from Public/Quasi-Public (PQP) to Community Commercial (C-C) for a 4,355-square foot (0.1-acre) site located at 5631 Calle Real, APNs 069-160-057, -058; Case No. 20-0002-ORD.” If adopted, the Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish:

Santa Barbara Independent, January 28, 2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Board (DRB) of the City of Goleta will conduct an Electronic public hearing on the date set forth above to consider the following new project: Conceptual Two New Single Family Residences 225 & 245 Ravenscroft Drive (APNs 077-183-010, -012) Case No. 20-0002-DRB and 20-0003-DRB) Heritage Ridge Residential Development North of Camino Vista and East of S. Los Carneros (APNs 073-060-031 to -043) Case No. 14-049-DRB Conceptual/Preliminary The Grange Façade and Site Improvements 250-270 Storke Road (APN 073-100-032) Case No. 19-0203-DPAM Conceptual/Preliminary/Final Review Wendy’s Restaurant Signage 5724 Hollister Avenue (APN 071-081-014) Case No. 21-0001-DRB Cremona Landscaping Upgrades 125 and 175 Cremona (APN 073-330-007) Case No. 20-0037-ZC ATTENTION: Pursuant to of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the Design Review Board for February 9, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Design Review Board Members will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above or via email to the DRB Secretary, Mary Chang at mchang@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/ government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to participate in the public hearing electronically (by phone) as described above. You may also request your written comments to be read into the record during the hearing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The items in this notice are new items. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review at (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately one week before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Publish:

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