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

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by Delaney Smith s Santa Barbara County approaches one year since the pandemic first hit, the Board of Supervisors continues to grapple with protecting its community from mass evictions. After California passed the Tenant Relief Act (Senate Bill 91) last week, the county is now eligible for $14.3 million from the federal treasury in addition to the $13.4 million already received from the feds via the state — upward of $27 million to help tenants and landlords. SB 91 extends residential eviction protections through June 30, 2021, and requires landlords to forgive 20 percent of accumulated rental arrears in exchange for 80 percent on the payment through the state rental assistance program. The supervisors are faced with a choice between three ways to allocate the rental assistance dollars. The first is a program that would be managed by the state on behalf of county residents and follow state deadlines, the second is a county-administered program that would require about 20-30 additional county staff, and the third one — which is recommended by staff — is a hybrid program in which the state would manage the $14.3 million and the county the $13.4 million. First District Supervisor Das Williams and 2nd District Supervisor Gregg Hart both were wary about staff ’s recommendation because of past experiences with the state being slow to roll out. “I share some of the concerns that Supervisor Williams expressed,” Hart said. “I just don’t honestly have any confidence that the state’s going to be able to do this. They have a lot on their plate. I know this is a daunting idea that we would staff up ourselves, but I would have a lot more confidence in our ability to do that than I do in the state’s.” Some supervisors were concerned that finding the staff for the second option was a problem, but County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato explained that that isn’t the issue. “It really is about if we want our program … to go forward in the way that they describe, we have to choose hybrid program number three,” she said. “If we want complete control of the state money, then we have to go through program option two, which means we are required to do the state’s program, even for our federal direct allocation.” The supervisors will vote on one of the three programs at their next meeting, Tuesday, February 9.

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VACCINES AND BEYOND

There have been 51,375 COVID-19 vaccines

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distributed in the county so far. Of those, 38,334 doses—or 74.6 percent — made it into someone’s arm. These include first and second doses. This amount still isn’t enough to vaccinate all of the county’s health-care workers and people over 75 — the only groups currently allowed to get vaccinated in the county — but Santa Barbara County isn’t alone in this. Public Health Director Van ‘A LOT ON THEIR PLATE’: Supervisor Gregg Hart said he is wary of getting the Do-Reynoso said state involved in managing the millions in tenant-relief funds the county is now all counties in the eligible to receive. Southern California region are struggling to obtain more vaccines reported 67 deaths in a two-week period. In even if they’re vaccinating people over 65, too. the same period, intensive-care-unit actual “This has really illuminated the challenge availability increased from 7 percent to 17.1 that we have, which is fundamentally based percent, but that’s still low and of concern, on the fact that there aren’t enough vaccines Do-Reynoso said. that have been produced,” Supervisor Hart For the week of January 17-23, the adjusted said about Do-Reynoso’s presentation. case rate is 47.2, and the positivity rate is “That has created tremendous uncertainty 11.2. For schools to reopen in person, the and anxiety in our public. Folks read in the adjusted case rate must further drop to 25 paper that folks under 65 in other counties cases per 100,000 or less. Do-Reynoso said are getting vaccinated, but in Santa Barbara her department is working with six districts, County we understand we don’t have enough including Santa Barbara Unified and Goleta vaccines to do that.” Union, on their COVID safety plan, which Despite this shortcoming, Supervisor is required to get approval to reopen. Once Williams pointed out that Santa Barbara is still these plans are approved and the adjusted faring well, comparatively. He cited a statistic case rate drops to 25, these districts can open that the average population vaccinated in in person. Europe so far is 2 percent, which is about how Do-Reynoso also warned of new variants much Santa Barbara is vaccinating in a week of the virus that are near Santa Barbara and a half. The average in the United States County. Variants in Los Angeles County is 7 percent. have been connected to super-spreader “We can be frustrated, we can be angry, but events, and she said another type of variant let’s also put it in the context of the rest of the was discovered in Ventura County recently. world,” Williams said. “There are really only Public Health officials in Ventura announced two places doing better, which are Israel and last Friday that sewage studies in Oxnard found about 0.3 percent of the virus present Great Britain.” COVID-19 cases are continuing to trend had a mutation common to both the U.K. downward in Santa Barbara County, as well. and South African variants. Ventura’s health Over the last two weeks, active cases have officer, Dr. Robert Levin, stated the virus was decreased by roughly 50 percent, from 2,568 present in his county but not widespread yet. to 1,288. Isla Vista is the only community “We are worried because of what we read; that is continuing to report an increase — its they are more infectious and ultimately lead seven-day rolling sum from January 14-28 to an exponential growth in cases, which went from 55 to 64 cases. will impact hospitalizations and even death,” Over the past two weeks, January Do-Reynoso said. “Until we have reached that 18-February 1, hospitalizations have decreased 80-85 percent herd immunity, we really need from 208 to 170. Deaths have increased by to adhere to masking and social distancing.” 29 percent — from 231 to 298. Public Health n

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S.B. emergency crews performed a swift water rescue 1/28 of a woman who had become trapped in her car between two swollen creek crossings along Refugio Road. Capt. Daniel Bertucelli with the County Fire Department said when the 26-year-old driver realized her predicament, she “made the right decision and stayed put and called for assistance.” Luckily, Bertucelli said, the department had up-staffed its rescue and engine crews in anticipation of this week’s heavy rainstorm, and they were able to quickly escort the woman to safety.

CITY The City Council unanimously approved a resolution on 2/2 to implement the Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan, which would alleviate the effects of rising sea levels along S.B.’s shoreline. The proposal, which projects sea levels will increase by 0.8 feet by 2030, encompasses both short-term and long-term recommended courses of action as well as a structure for future decision-making, including a Shoreline Monitoring Program. Other high-priority measures include flood-proofing infrastructure south of Cabrillo Boulevard and amplifying beach nourishment projects at Leadbetter Beach and Arroyo Burro Beach.

COURTS & CRIME Brenden Michael Terry, 21, of Lompoc was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend Sarah Stoffle, 18, who was found deceased from a gunshot wound in Lompoc on 3/25/2020. In addition to the murder charge, Terry also pleaded guilty to three counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and a special allegation that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the murder. The second victim of the 1/7 shooting near Goleta, 19-year-old Jasper Pieter van der Meulen, died of his injuries on 1/28. The first victim, Enzo Marino Rastelli, also 19, died at the scene. The incident, which took place on Burtis Street, is still under investigation, and the suspect is still at large. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at (805) 681-4171 or sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip. n


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UNDER REVIEW: In response to a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest last May, Santa Barbara police created a barricade of officers in riot gear.

Police-Oversight Board Moves Ahead S.B. City Council Makes Final Selection for Police Review Body by Nick Welsh hen Gabriel Escobedo drives, he makes a point to keep his registration and proof of insurance in plain sight on his car’s center console. It’s a matter of self-preservation, he explained. “I do not want to have to reach into the glove box when a police officer pulls me over.” Escobedo has a master’s degree and sits on the City of Santa Barbara’s Planning Commission. But when people talk about public safety, Escobedo worries most about the police. His father, a drug addict who suffered from mental illness, was always in and out of prison. His father’s life, Escobedo said, exemplified “the insidious manner in which our incarceration system punishes the incarcerated far beyond time served and made sure he would be back.” This Tuesday, Escobedo was one of 15 individuals appointed to the city’s first-ever Community Formation Commission. That’s a clunky term for the body that will eventually — in about a year — make recommendations to the City Council as to what model of civilian review commission it should adopt to provide additional oversight and accountability for the city’s Police Department. Tuesday’s action was historic for a host of reasons. More than 75 people initially submitted applications and 48 finally appeared before the council — virtually — to make their pitch. It was an unusually high number of applicants for any city commission. Also, the pool of applicants was by far the most diverse — in terms of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and life experience — ever to apply for any position at City Hall. And their charge — to advise the council on civilian police review models — is unprecedented. Thirteen will be voting members, and two will serve as alternates. The push for a police review commission is not new to Santa Barbara, but in years past it was dead on arrival, thanks in large measure to the significant political clout wielded by the city’s peace officers’ union. In recent years, the union has grown less politically engaged. Sparking renewed passion for the idea was the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and the mass protests that engendered. Santa Barbara’s chapter of Black Lives Matter — now Healing

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Justice — packed the council chambers. High on its list of demands was the creation of a police review commission. The council — made up exclusively of liberal Democrats — readily acceded. Of the 15 applicants selected by the council, Healing Justice backed 10. One was Jordan Killebrew — who identified himself in his written application as “Black & Queer” and boasts an exceptional résumé of civic engagement. He’s served on the board of Endowment for Youth and on the civilian advisory committee convened by outgoing Police Chief Lori Luhnow; he trained cops to deal with their implicit bias and participates in the department’s Voices program, designed to acquaint new police recruits with members of the city’s underserved communities. And he has a leading role with Healing Justice. Many of the applicants made clear they believe a civilian review board will bring the oversight and accountability that this police department needs to achieve more trust with the city’s minority community. Councilmembers remarked favorably that in the past year, Santa Barbara officers deployed force in just 0.34 percent of the 49,000 engagements they had with the public, and only one injury resulted. Chief Luhnow initiated a host of community policing programs. Other programs — such as body cameras and annual reports detailing the ethnicity of people stopped — are in the works. Even so, many councilmembers also noted, local law enforcement is not without its biases. Young Black men, for example, make up 7.8 percent of all felony arrests throughout Santa Barbara County but less than 2 percent of the population. Young Hispanic men account for 61 percent of felony arrests but only 50 percent of the younger population. The last commissioner to be selected, Louis Reynaud, is a recent arrival to Santa Barbara. A Black man who served for six years in the 1980s as an Oakland police officer, he was the only applicant with a direct law enforcement background. “There isn’t anything I haven’t experienced as a Black man,” he told the council. In fact, he stated, the first day he arrived in town, he was pulled over and stopped by law enforcement officers. n

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Jill AnnAriew AnnAriew 8/6/62-1/31/20

Jill Ann Ariew passed a year ago, 1/31, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, way too young to leave us.

Jill was born to SSgt Edward Muche and his wife Lucille, an Air Force brat—in Rantoul, Illinois. She joined her two older sisters at home, Joeleen and Janet. The family was stationed at many hotspots around the country including Grand Forks, North Dakota and Rantoul Illinois. They also had a three year stint at Yokota AFB in Japan in 1964. Upon returning stateside, Jill and family were stationed at George Air Force Base in California. They eventually headed back to Madison, Wisconsin in 1972 where both her parents' families lived after her fa ther suffered a devastating event from which he eventually passed in 1975. The family settled in Sun Prairie, outside of Madison, where Jill graduated from high school. She friends there that she kept in touch with throughout her life who remember her fondly for her sense of humor, her open mindedness and her caring heart. Jill went on to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Nursing, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1985. She followed her sister, Joeleen, out to Solvang, California, slinging Danish open-faced sandwiches studying for the nursing licensing exam in California, which she passed. She then headed to Santa Barba ra Cottage Hospital where she began a 30-year tenure, the only nursing employer she ever had.

close friends there as well as meeting her future husband, Larry, a California surfer dude. Larry was a nursing student doing his clinicals on the oncology floor at the time. Jill and Larry married in 1994 and Jill gained mother in law, Yeta, and sister in law, Joy, with whom she became great friends. Jill worked days, Larry worked nights. nursing couple, displaying a limitless supply of and empathy for all the patients that passed through their care. Jill was equally as warm, empathetic, loving and car ing towards her friends and family. If you had a need and called Jill, she was on it, few questions asked. Jill worked her way up on the oncology floor becoming the Clinical Nurse Coordinator. Being the Clinical Coordinator on a nursing floor is a lot of responsibility; she worked long hours as well as being on many committees and taking on leadership roles. She was instru mental in organizing the first Oncology Symposiums put on by Cottage Hospital. Jill and Larry eventually added a new addition to their lives, beloved Buck Ariew the Corgi. They loved to travel and when they did travel, they would find dog friendly hotels so the whole family could go. They spent many peaceful family vacations in Big Sur and loved to attend MLB Dog Day in San Francisco. Jill also looked forward to her yearly women's retreat with old friends. She also accompanied Larry at times on surfing trips in California and to Hawaii. They had many happy years together, enjoying friends and family and loved living the Santa Barbara life. Larry retired from Cottage in about 2010 on disability with a back injury and unfortunately passed away in April of 2015. His death left Jill adrift and struggling. She and Cottage Hospital parted ways in 2017. Jill isolated herself and attempted rehab and counseling, but her grief was overwhelming. She moved back to Sun Prairie in 2018 to be around her sister, Jan, and the family there and to try to start a different path. Her mom, Lucille, moved to Sun Prairie from Arizona soon after and the two of them shared an apartment. Sadly, Jill couldn't move forward after Larry's death. She loved being around her family and they loved having her back in Wisconsin, but she was never able to manage the pall of grief and pain hovering over her. Jill passed on 1/31/2020 from complications related to alcohol, breaking all of our hearts. Our one consolation is to know that she and Larry and Buck are together again frolicking around on the beaches of heaven. We love you forever, Jill, and miss you every day. You are always in our hearts. INDEPENDENT.COM

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‘ALL IN’: James Joyce III is the second major challenger to emerge against Mayor Cathy Murillo, who is seeking reelection.

James Joyce III Running for Mayor A longer version of this article originally ran at Newsmakers with Jerry Roberts.

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offee with a Black Guy founder James Joyce III has confirmed he is running for mayor of Santa Barbara — saying his appreciable communication skills position him to provide fresh and unifying leadership at City Hall “to help us move forward in a better fashion.” Joining Planning Commissioner Deborah Schwartz, Joyce is the second to challenge Mayor Cathy Murillo, who is seeking reelection. Calling himself a “cultural conduit,” he said he would use his “skill set” as a facilitator and consensus builder to help ease the current petty divisions at City Hall and bring together warring community stakeholders to find solutions to Santa Barbara’s chronic problems, from housing to State Street’s restoration. Born and raised in Maryland, the 40-yearold candidate graduated from Ohio University in journalism, then worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years before losing his job amid industry-wide cutbacks in 2009. Moving to California, he worked as an aide to

then-assemblymember Das Williams and then as the longtime district director for thenState Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. In 2016, he founded Coffee with a Black Guy, which brings together people from all parts of the community in a safe space for direct and frank conversations about race and racism. Collectively, these experiences have equipped him, Joyce said, with the personal, professional, and political prowess and capabilities to use the mayor’s office as a listening platform and bully pulpit to help craft practical solutions to seemingly intractable problems. “It’s mostly about building community — that’s what I’ve done, both on the legislative side and on the entrepreneurial side,” he said. “We’ve got a great city. We’ve got a lot of great assets here in town,” he said. “We just need to line them up, connect the dots, and start steering in the direction that can make us shine, to be the city we really are.” —Jerry Roberts

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anta Barbara authorities decided not to prosecute a Lompoc woman who had filled her home with 104 Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. “After we concluded our investigation, our recommendation to the District Attorney was not to press any charges,” said Angela Walters Yates, director of the county’s Animal Services Department. “The bottom line is that this started as a Good Samaritan trying to help animals, but it ended up clearly out of control.” The woman’s identity has not been released A concerned citizen notified officials last October of what appeared to be a case of animal hoarding, but upon entering the property and assessing the animals, Animal Control officers found no clear evidence of wrongdoing. “The resident cooperated fully with our staff and surrendered the dogs,” Yates explained. “All of the dogs were in good physical condition, and there were no signs of neglect or abuse. The resident was in violation of the number of animals allowed without a kennel

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permit, but we did not recommend pursuing this.” It took a team of 18 veterinarians, support staff, and volunteers more than 12 hours to inspect, register, and arrange for transportation of the dogs to shelters throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Burbank. Yates said officers will continue following up with the woman to ensure she doesn’t repeat her behavior. “But our recommendation is counseling and support,” she said, “rather than criminal charges.” —Tyler Hayden

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decorated years, during which he moved up the ranks from patrolman to detective to sergeant, working everything from burglaries to drug busts to, as a member of the SWAT team, hostage negotiations. Conrad married Claudette Gilbert, “the girl who lived across the street from him,” his family said, and together they had two children, Brian and Trisha. Their home was a gathering place for many. The couple was married for 63 years. In addition to his sisters, granddaughters, and others, Conrad is survived by his beloved pug, Rosie. “Conrad will be remembered for his lively sense of humor, his dedication to his profession, and his devotion to his family and friends,” his family said. “Conrad made the world a better and safer place.”

A U.S. Army veteran, longtime police officer, avid sportsman, and throughand-through Santa Barbara Don, Conrad Louis Sabiron died January 18 from complications of COVID-19. He was 86. After high school, Conrad graduated from the police academy, but before he could join the force, he was called into service. He was assigned to West Germany, where he was an MP and border guard. “Conrad enjoyed military life and might have made it his career had he not been so eager to return to Santa Barbara,” his family said in his obituary. His police job awaited him, and in 1956 he was sworn in. He retired in 1987 after 31

Elizabeth “Betsy” Swift Kline was 89 years old when she died of COVID-19 and underlying health conditions at Casa Dorinda in Montecito. Her family thanked Dr. William Koonce and his medical staff at the assisted living facility for their “great care.” Betsy was born in Pasadena and married her high school sweetheart, Mortimer Allen Kline Jr. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she joined the Pi Beta Phi sisterhood. Mort’s oil career took them to Colorado, Canada, and finally West Los Angeles. Betsy was active in the Junior League there and was a member of the Westside Readers and Les Amies groups as well as the Bel-Air Garden Club. Betsy was preceded in death by Mort and is survived by their children, Sandra Kerry and Mortimer III, and their grandchildren, Lindsay, Samantha, Kiera, and Palmer. The family said a private service will be held at a n later date.


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anta Barbara High students from the Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) will be projecting a virtual art show on the large rear wall of the Lobero Theatre this weekend. “It will allow the students to showcase their work during the COVID pandemic in a safe and socially distant manner,” according to the program’s director Daniel Barnett. Spectators can view the work from Anacapa Street near Carrillo, but the prime viewing spot will be from the top of City Parking Lot 9 just north of the Lobero on Anacapa.

“We jumped at the opportunity to help our local high school and support the arts in a unique and creative way during the pandemic,” said Marianne Clark, of the Lobero Theatre Foundation. “This Projection project with VADA is very much in alignment with our mission to maintain the Lobero as a cultural asset to the community.” The video projection artist, Kym Cochran, who with her partner projection artist Jonathan Smith, said they had been wanting to do this on the Lobero wall for a long time. “This will present the students’ work in a larger-than-life way,” she said, “that is also safe and socially responsible.”

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ust one week after electric bikes-forrent hit Santa Barbara’s downtown in large numbers, the bike-share company bringing them to Santa Barbara — a subsidiary of Trek Bicycle — was confronted with an appeal, which if successful could have barred the bikes from the city’s waterfront. The appeal — filed by City Hall citizen watchdog Anna Marie Gott — failed by a 7-0 vote of the council. Gott argued the bikes — which go 17 miles an hour — posed a safety hazard in a part of town that’s notably congested. And that the bike docking stations — 30 inches high — could impede waterfront views. Those arguments got no traction, but she did better arguing against the visual obstruction inflicted by the three nine-foot kiosks Trek plans to install along Cabrillo Boulevard. The council reduced the number to two. (The kiosks are necessary, Trek agents insisted, for people who can’t conduct business through apps on their smart phones.)

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Gott also argued the Planning Commission approval for the bike-docking equipment for the new ebike-share program constituted a “blank check” because the exact location of the bike stations was not specified. Trek has argued such flexibility is necessary so it can best meet the market demands of potential customers. Trek CEO John Burke, who is the son of the company’s founder and has lived in Santa Barbara part-time for the past 10 years, said 40 percent of city car trips are for two miles or less. For an annual membership of $150, he said, people can get a meaningful alternative to the automobile and make a dent in the hydrocarbons fueling climate change. Trek was the only bidder offering an all-electric proposal. It hopes to install 500 bikes throughout the city. The story may not be finished, however. Gott could still appeal to the Coastal Commission.

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enforcement officers,” he said. Weichbrod also detailed Dodge’s criminal history as a reason for keeping him behind bars. It includes previous arrests for reckless driving, domestic violence, illegal possession of a firearm after his domestic violence conviction, harassment, and trespassing. Dodge’s current troubles are not the first time his family name has made local headlines. In 2006, federal agents swept through their store near the base of Highway 154. An

employee had forged paperwork for nearly two dozen guns and sold them on the street. A closer look at Dodge City’s bookkeeping turned up other records violations, which the business had been cited for in 2002, as well. Their dealer license was revoked, and the Dodges have sold only ammunition, range targets, and other shooting supplies since. Kyle Dodge’s bail-reduction hearing is scheduled to take place Tuesday, February 23, before Judge Hill. n

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by Nick Welsh ike Stoker, former Santa Barbara County supervisor and more recently regional administrator for the EPA’s West Coast Region 9, has sued his former boss, former EPA director Andrew Wheeler, and three other former high-ranking EPA administrators for $2.9 million, charging them with defamation of character. Stoker — a mainstay of Santa Barbara County’s Republican establishment since the 1980s — was appointed to run the EPA’s West Coast operations in July 2018 and was subsequently fired in February 2020 with no explanation given other than it was “not personal.” Stoker did not go quietly, insisting his termination was, in fact, very personal, and charging in various media reports that he’d been fired because he worked too collaboratively and effectively with high-ranking California Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. While pledging political fealty to then-President Donald Trump, Stoker made it clear there was more to the story and clearer still that he planned to go public with it at some future date. Shortly thereafter, high-ranking EPA administrators Doug Benevento, Ryan Jackson, and Corry Schiermeyer all unloaded on Stoker, stating he’d been fired because he’d somehow abused the travel perks that came with the post. In one such statement, it was explained, Stoker was terminated “for severe neglect and incompetent administration of his duties.” In another, it was stated, “Mike was too interested in travel for the sake of travel and ignored necessary decisionmaking required of a regional administrator.”

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In his lawsuit, filed in federal court, Stoker maintained that he cleared every single trip he took with the deputy regional administrator or the assistant regional administrator and then with the EPA’s travel offices. Stoker added in his pleading that he’d never been reprimanded orally or written up for poor job performance. He pointed out that the same individuals who would come to castigate him for the number of trips he took had publicly defended such travel in media remarks before his termination. Stoker’s attorney, Jordan Hankey, argued that Wheeler and the three other defendants knew that Stoker’s travel record was, in fact, clean, but stated otherwise anyway. This, he argued, qualifies as “malice” under the legal definition, which allows Stoker — as a public figure — to file a defamation claim. In his pleadings on behalf of Stoker, Hankey claimed Wheeler and the other three defendants “meant to convey that Stoker is a fraud, a liar, someone who should not be trusted and someone who is neglectful and incompetent in the administration of his duties.” This, he added, “exposed Stoker to hatred, contempt, ridicule, and shame and discouraged others from associating or dealing with him.” Hankey clarified that his client is suing Wheeler — who has been replaced since Joe Biden was inaugurated as president — and the three others individually. Making false and defamatory statements, Hankey added, falls well outside the scope of their professional responsibilities. He and Stoker are also petitioning for an administrative hearing to factually clear Stoker’s name.

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Hankey stated that Stoker, who took home $192,000 a year as regional administrator, has suffered financially by his termination. He has not been offered any new jobs, Hankey stated. Stoker is now 65 and had expected to continue working until the age of 75, according to Hankey. Based on that arithmetic, Stoker has sought $960,000 as compensation for loss of future earnings on top of $192,000 in past economic loss. On top of that, Stoker has asked for $200,000 for harm to reputation, $50,000 for feelings of shame, and another $1.5 million in punitive damages. Those demands had been made on December 17, 2020. If the EPA settled for $850,000, he said in the same note, he’d be willing to drop any claims against Wheeler and the other administrators. As regional director, Stoker’s globe-trotting schedule had been the subject of some raised eyebrows, media comment, and internal review. Ryan Jackson, one of the parties named in Stoker’s lawsuit, had vigorously defended Stoker’s travel, noting that Region 9 encompassed eight time zones, 148 tribes, and 50 million people. Stoker, who lives in Carpinteria, is currently working on a book about his experiences inside the Environmental n Protection Agency.

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Letters

obituaries DAVE GRANLUND

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Do the Right Thing

hank you so very much for reporting the lives lost to COVID-19. As the anonymous numbers increase, you’ve brought the human toll to light, personalizing the tragedy. It makes the shutdown and limitations in our lives more bearable, knowing we’re doing the right thing.

It makes me sick to see someone get away with accusing someone so incapable of said crimes. My condolences go out to Mr. Harmachis and his family for having to be put in the public eye for something so absurd and blatantly untrue. Please consider not being a part of “cancel culture” when you have no idea the full story and never will.

Why the Veep?

Editor’s Note: To be clear, Harmachis pleaded no contest to charges of sexual battery in 2017, which is what we reported.

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n regard to your cover for January 21, in what world does the Vice President get top billing over the President? Your true colors are showing.

Up Your Game

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t’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to up our collective game on mask wearing if we are to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, especially with these new, more contagious variants circulating ever more widely. Several articles and interviews in major media outlets recently talked about what is needed to do better. Bottom line: Those simple cloth face coverings that we were encouraging everyone to wear last spring were better than nothing, but they’re not good enough now. Now that there’s so much more virus circulating, with much greater risk of transmission, it’s safer for everyone to wear better protection. The best mask, the N95 respirator, is still reserved for hospital and other medical workers’ use. For the public, the KN95 mask is next best, and could be worn with a surgical mask indoors or in high-risk settings. The two together are highly effective. If you don’t have a KN95 mask, wear a surgical mask and a cloth mask. Alternatively, look for a cloth mask with a filter pocket and use some kind of filter that is very fine. I know it seems frustrating to get mixed messages, but the reality is that scientists are learning more and more all the time about this virus and what is needed to reduce or eliminate transmission. And, of course, the virus itself is changing. It behooves us to change —Lee Heller, S.B. to meet and defeat it.

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egarding the article written about Matef Harmachis, I was a student at the time of the allegations of sexual harassment. He would never do something like that, and the district has been trying to get rid of him and other unnamed educators for other reasons for many years.

—Nicole Tollison, S.B.

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e are mindful that Public Health faces the monumental task of coordinating a number of factors related to COVID-19 immunizations in the county and the priority of delivery, including the timing and quantity of vaccine supplies, personnel and logistics to administer them, and assessments of relative risks of different populations and individuals. Looking at the most recent plans for vaccination, we have noticed that incarcerated individuals are listed in Phase 1B, Tier 2 — congregate settings with outbreak risk — along with the homeless population, instead of in the higher tier for residential facilities. We urge that those who are incarcerated be included on earlier tiers because, similar to residents of other group facilities, they may not have the choice or ability to isolate or distance. We believe that compassion and common sense demand the recognition that any sentences these individuals are currently serving must not include compulsory exposure to a potentially deadly infection. In addition, we are reminded that the coronavirus does not respect the boundaries of walls or bars. The staff of incarceration facilities and their families are in danger when the residents of those facilities are in danger. Risk further extends to the entire community and all who come into contact with those staff members and their families, such as retail workers and teachers, who are in Phase 1B, Tier 1. We urge that those who are incarcerated be included in earlier tiers for the protection of all. —Rev. Julia Hamilton and the Justice and Equity Team of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

For the Record

¶ Last week’s story on the death of Kellam de Forest should have stated he received the Saint Barbara Award in 2013, not 2007.

Sally Ziegler 1936 - 2021

Sally Ziegler – Born in 1936 in Pomona, CA and left us on January 16th, 2021 to be with her beloved horse Misty Smoke. A truly amazing woman of many talents with a loving heart. She grew up in Topanga Canyon and as a teenager she loved to ride horses on her grandfather’s ranch at Burro Flats in the Santa Susana mountains in California. She and her cousin Marcia, groomed and saddled horses for several “B” westerns filmed at the ranch. She was also an accomplished accordian player, and pianist, a swim instructor and lover of the ocean, an avid photographer, and a true lover of nature. Having grown up with the very first master falconer in California (her father), she loved bird watching and was quite adept at identifying species. Sally taught elementary and junior high school both in Malibu Canyon and then in Santa Barbara after moving here in 1975. In 2005 she married Eric Gliessman, the love of her life, on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, just one of many fabulous adventures they enjoyed together. Sally was at heart, an outdoor woman, who on one of her many horse pack trips with her girlfriends, traversed the westside of Mt. Whitney INDEPENDENT.COM

and then down Army pass in the Sierras on her beloved horse Misty Smoke with a pack team of mules in tow. She is survived by her three children Craig (wife Debra), Robin (husband Eric), Rick (husband Mike), five grandchildren, Nick, Duncan (wife Margaret), Amanda (husband Kevin), Alex & Chloe and her two great-grandchildren Nathan and Emma, her wonderful dog Risca, cat Rose and her loving husband Eric Gliessman. You will always be in our hearts. We request donations be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society and the Animal Shelter Assisant Program – two organizations close to Sally’s heart.

Dorothy J. Breck 7/29/1940 - 12/3/2020

Born to Edward C. Breck (7/10/1914) and Margaret Ventura (7/20/1919-(4/20/1955) in Santa Barbara. A direct descendant of Jose Ortega, a founding father of Santa Barbara. She leaves behind daughter Christine Breck and brother Anthony Breck. She was preceded in death by sons Robert and Raymond Salcido and grandson Cory Breck Rodriguez, brothers Charles and Stanley Breck. She will be remembered by all relatives and friends who knew her.

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obituaries Robert Theodore Ward 6/10/1931 - 1/11/2021

Bob died at home of natural causes with family around him..He was a graduate of Amherst and Harvard Colleges, and taught Physics and Science Education for many years before retiring in Santa Barbara to enjoy rowing in the ocean, reading, gardening, and walking various dogs. He loved travel. He is survived by his wife Nina, son Nathaniel, daughter Emily and stepchildren, Katy, Christopher, Alex, and Adrian, four grandchildren, his sister Ann and nephews and nieces.

Adolph Ray Mendoza 9/27/1935 - 1/16/2021

Adolph Ray Mendoza, 85 passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Serenity House. Adolph was born on September 27, 1935 at Stow Ranch in Goleta, CA. Adolph was the 5 th of six siblings and was born to Rosario and Marcardia Mendoza. Adolph attended Goleta Union, Santa Barbara Junior High and graduated from Santa Barbara High School, Class of 1955. In January, 1957 he joined the US. Marines Corp. on the buddy system with his best friend Ray Villegas. He served until 1960, mainly in Hawaii. After the service he returned to Santa Barbara where he met the love of his life Esper, and were married at the Old Mission in September of 1964. They then had two children Cynthia and Joey and raised them in Santa Barbara. 12

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Adolph started with Goleta Fuller Paint & Glass and then joined Santa Barbara Glass as a Journeyman Glazer where for 30 years and enjoyed working with others. He especially enjoyed working with his son Joey their side by side. He also played on Men’s softball leagues with school and family friends for many years and was known as an amazing first baseman. He also enjoyed weekly bowling leagues for many years and also went to various bowling tournaments. Adolph was also an active member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge where they would spend time with other friends and couples for various events and dances. After retirement, Adolph enjoyed his time going on morning daily walks with Esper, spending time in his yard and watching his grandchildren play various sports. He also loved watching his Dodgers and Lakers whenever they were on TV. They also enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas with Mary and Richard Santillanes. Adolph is preceded in death by his parents, Rosario and Marcardia Mendoza as well as siblings, Selso Mendoza and Rosie Espinosa. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Esper, and children Cynthia (Cisco) Carreno, Joey Mendoza and grandchildren, Andrew, Chanel, AJ, Johnny, Daniel and Benjamin. As well as great grandchildren, Kai, Maddix, Delilah and Evelyn Rose. He is also survived by sisters, Carmen Pena, Josie Herrera and his youngest brother Cy Mendoza. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and relatives. Due to COVID a private service will be held and at a later date a Celebration of Life will be planned. The family would like to especially thank the Santa Barbara Hospice and Serenity House for all of the support during the last days of Adolph’s life and in lieu of flowers please make any donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or Santa Barbara Hospice and Serenity House.

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Gregory David Kaplan 9/25/1956 - 1/18/2021

Greg Kaplan, beloved life partner, brother, uncle and friend passed away on the 18th of January 2021 – a victim of hypothermic drowning (while doing one of the things he loved most in life), bodysurfing at Marina Park in Ventura, California. He was born in Inglewood California to Leon Martin Kaplan and Ellen Dorothy Ann Hogan. Greg was a longtime resident of Santa Barbara with his family moving to the area in 1967 (he also lived in Hawaii for a time and resided in Ventura at the time of his passing). While living in Santa Barbara and Ventura, Greg enjoyed sharing his love for Santa Barbara by collecting and handing out copies of the Independent to friends and neighbors. Greg also knew every street in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Montecito. I would often come across what I surely thought was an obscure street in a remote part of town and would try to stump him about it. Each time, however, Greg was able to tell me exactly where it was located along with a history of his encounters there – and sometimes, a history of the location itself! He turned this amazing ability into being one of the best Cab Drivers in Santa Barbara. Greg’s first love was the ocean followed closely by his pet dogs, Tico, Radar, and Augie – and his cat Bonita. Greg would be disappointed if I didn’t also mention Simon and Jade who passed before him and, oh gosh, don’t forget his cat Blossom! Greg and his pack were often seen around the neighborhood on their frequent walks; at least

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three times a day or more. Upon arriving home, there was always the obligatory update on the quantity and quality of poops – and on how well everyone behaved! An avid practitioner of Yoga, Greg also regularly attended Della Addison’s class at LA Fitness. Greg’s dedication to the practice was admirable. When not taking Della’s class, he would perform his asanas (hatha yoga postures) every morning in his room – usually under the close observation of his dogs. Greg Kaplan and Elixeo Flores were life partners and shared more than thirty years of their lives together. Greg brought a tremendous amount of love, joy and happiness into the relationship. His spirit was so pure and his curiosity and love for people was a joy to experience. He was particularly happy when he would encounter someone of another nationality or ethnicity. He would always ask what town or area they were from and would more often than not amaze the person with how much he knew about the place. It also gave him an opportunity to practice his foreign language skills. He was most fluent in Spanish, but also was able to impress with his knowledge of Japanese, Cantonese and Tagalog. Greg’s curiosity also extended to his love for world religions and regularly attended services at the Vedanta Temple. One of his favorite streaming stations was The Great Courses, where he would watch lectures on philosophy, religion, literature, language, and history. He also loved to watch Jeopardy – often scoring as well as the leading competitor. Finally, Greg had a deep love for family – both his own and that of his partner. Phone calls from his brother and sister were exciting for him and he would talk about the conversations for days after. Greg is survived by his life partner Elixeo Flores, his

sister Linda Kaplan and his brother Larry Kaplan and their spouses as well his nieces and nephew. A celebration of life gathering will be held once the pandemic restrictions on group gatherings have been lifted. If you wish to be contacted when Greg’s celebration of life occurs, please fill out the form at this link. http://bit.ly/love-greg. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Greg’s name to the Surfrider foundation and/or Grand Paws Senior Sanctuary.

Angel Castillo

4/15/2003 - 1/3/2021

Angel was born on April 15th, 2003 and unexpectedly gained his wings on January 3rd, 2021 at the young age of 17. Angel attended Cleveland Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High School and was a Junior at Santa Barbara High School. Angel was a quiet, caring and loving person who was loved by all who got to know him. He enjoyed fishing, going to Red Rock, the beach and hanging out with his friends. He loved to cook in the kitchen, Bbq and was an avid animal lover. Angel leaves behind 2 dogs; Cookie and Grumpy, a rabbit and a bearded dragon. Angel loved working with his hands. You could find him helping his dad with the gardening, helping out at his uncle's repair shop washing cars and cleaning up or you could find him outside trying to build something new for one of his various animals. Angel is survived by his parents; Rita and Sergio, younger brother Gabriel, grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins.


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obituaries Dorothy Anne Sangster 9/5/1929 - 1/26/2020

Dorothy Anne Sangster passed away at home in the loving arms of her husband on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 after a brief illness. Dorothy was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on the 5th of September 1929 to Simon (Sam) and Norma (Sperner) Puerling. In 1936, Dorothy and her family moved to Santa Barbara for a better employment opportunity for her dad. Dorothy attended San Roque Catholic Elementary School and Santa Barbara Catholic High, where she gained many life-long friends, most of whom have already preceded her in death. She married her gradeschool sweetheart, William (Bill) Sangster in 1950 and recently they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Dorothy was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved God and lived her life according to her religion. To Mom, her family was her life. She played the piano and organ, sang in the church choir, and was a long-time member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of San Roque Catholic Church and also of Our Lady Of Sorrows. She loved to do embroidery, often donating her wares to local charities for their fundraisers. She also loved parties, especially with her family. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Bill, and their children: John (Cindy) Sangster, Mary (Bill) Gates, Jim (Debby) Sangster, Joe Sangster, Anne (Terry) Curtis, Clare (Chuck) Theriot, Bill Sangster, Susie (Tom) Fletcher, Paul (Cynthia) Sangster, and David Sangster. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren, her brother

Tom (Patricia) Puerling, and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert Puerling, and his wife Lorraine, plus several aunts and uncles. Bill and family would like to especially thank Laura, Hospice RN from VNA, for her compassion, care, and support during this time. Dorothy was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations came be made to Villa Majella – a charitable organization dear to Dorothy’s heart.

creation, making lifelong friends in each specialty. She loved her family and was always quick to smile. Marilyn was preceded in death by her elder brother, Richard Maxey, and is survived by her three children, ex-husband Merlyn, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. According to her wishes, her remains will be scattered on the Santa Barbara ocean. She will have her “sun at sea” forevermore. We love you and miss you, thank you for everything.

Marilyn Snavely

2/22/1932 - 12/27/2020

Jack A. Dickinson 4/1/1934 - 1/26/2021 On December 27th, 2020, Marilyn Aleta Snavely passed peacefully at her daughter Pamela’s home in Bakersfield, CA, surrounded by family. Born February 22, 1932 in Glendale, CA, Marilyn Maxey attended Cottey College, in Missouri and married Merlyn Snavely. She lived in North Platte, NE, San Luis Obispo, and Williams, settling in Santa Barbara and spending her final years in Bakersfield. Marilyn taught elementary school at Franklin and Peabody in Santa Barbara, Pacheco in San Luis Obispo, and was a dedicated member of the PEO, serving in the Santa Barbara chapter for many years. She was blessed with three children, Richard Lionheart, Laurie Brown, and Pamela McEnulty, and was a beloved grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a creative soul, and a kind, excellent hostess, spending much of her life entertaining friends and family, particularly at Christmas. She excelled in and enjoyed baking and decorating cakes, delicate sewing, beautiful china painting, and fine glass bead

Jack A. Dickinson passed away peacefully on January 26, 2021 in Santa Barbara. Jack was born April 1,1934 to John Addison and Florence Elizabeth Dickinson of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Jack was raised in Cleveland along with his sister Betty where he attended elementary school. In junior high the family moved to Southern California. While in junior high Jack discovered his love for radio electronics and received his First-Class Amateur Radio Operator’s License (N6PI) which he held for over 60 years. In 1960 Jack married Bonnie, the love of his life. After living in Granada Hills, CA they eventually settled in Santa Barbara with their three children Sherri, Linda, and Kathy. His interest in electronics and strong work ethic developed into a suc-

cessful, interesting, and challenging career in electrical engineering at Raytheon, in Goleta, where he worked for over 40 years. His love for his family, as well as his dedication to his work were immeasurable. Classical music, photography, traveling, boating, camping trips, trail bike outings, family gatherings and special trips to Disneyland with his 9 grandchildren, were among his favorite things. Not to be forgotten, was his love for a good Reuben sandwich and a glass of root beer. After retiring at the age of 72, Jack and Bonnie began traveling to destinations near and far. First in their camper and then to Europe, China, and Africa. Jack will be missed by his wife Bonnie, their three daughters, Sherri (her husband Bill), Linda (her husband Mark), Kathy (her husband David), nine grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and his sister Betty. A private family service was held January 30,2021. It’s been a “Wonderful Life’’……Jack.

Esther Carol Bennett 8/26/1939 - 1/26/2021

Esther Carol Bennett, age 81, died at home in her sleep on January 26, 2021. Born August 26, 1939, in Wahkon, MN, Esther was the youngest of nine children of James and Florence Brinks. She lived in small towns in North Dakota, Nebraska, and Oregon before moving to Portland, where she graduated from high school. After graduating from Westmont College, Esther taught for one year in Orcutt and then returned to Santa

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Barbara where she taught English at La Cumbre Junior High School for five years. During that time she fell in love with and married her next door neighbor, Don. Together they raised two sons, Jim and Brad. For the last few years Don cared for Esther at home as her Alzheimer’s progressed. Esther was a member of First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, where she sang in the choir, taught church school, served as a Deacon and Elder, and coordinated meals for Transition House. For nineteen years she worked as Director of Christian Education and then Director of Adult Education, where she loved teaching and mentoring, especially young mothers. She remained passionate about teaching, later earning a certificate to teach ESL in the SBCC Adult Education program. Esther fostered in those she loved an appreciation of faith, music, good food, and remaining connected to extended family. Esther’s family was her biggest priority and source of pride. She always had a welcoming home and beautiful meals that brought the family together for some of our most special memories. Among her other favorite things were reading, singing, and reciting rhymes she learned as a child. Family and friends appreciated her warm smile and welcoming laugh and she took special pride in being silly. Esther is survived by Don, her husband of 56 years, sons Jim (Amy) and Brad (Lynee), three grandchildren (Megan, Nicholas, and Matthew), and a sister, Florence Larsson, of Seattle. The family will hold a private graveside service later this month with hopes for a memorial service when conditions allow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara.

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Uplifting

Black History UCSB Features Little Rock Nine Member and Black Lives Matter Memoir

As the region’s leading and largest institution of higher education and intellectual pursuits, UCSB is bravely taking the lead in elevating the African-American experience through the university’s public programming. The ongoing Race to Justice series by UCSB Arts & Lectures is showcasing the Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown-Trickey on February 5. Learn more about her saga in the following article by our own Charles Donelan, who interviewed her last week.  Meanwhile, students and the greater Santa Barbara community are being encouraged

by UCSB Reads to dive into When They Call You a Terrorist, the memoir by Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors. She’ll be featured in a virtual appearance on May 12, and Victor Bryant reports on the book and its importance, according to representatives from the UCSB Library.   This is all in time for Black History Month, which is celebrated across the country every February. This year features a large slate of events throughout Santa Barbara, which we’ve highlighted in a roundup of listings as well.

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e were under the delusion that we lived in the best place in the world,” said Minnijean Brown-Trickey, talking about her hometown, Little Rock, Arkansas, in the fateful summer of 1957. That was when she and eight other young African-American students performed an act of nearly unimaginable bravery. They chose to become the first Black students to integrate the then all-white Central High School. Since then, they have gone down in history as the Little Rock Nine. In a recent phone conversation, Brown-Trickey, who will appear on Zoom this Friday, February 5, as a speaker in the outstanding UCSB Arts & Lectures series Race to Justice,

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by Charles Donelan told me about the history she and the others in her student cohort experienced, and about the perspective she brings to our challenging present moment. In the weeks leading up to what would become a worldhistorical encounter with mob racism, Brown-Trickey told me that her teenage self was optimistic. “I couldn’t imagine that anyone could hate me; I thought that the other students at Central High would be just like me,” she said. “I thought racism was something that was owned by older people.” She looked forward to going to a new school as an adventure, something interesting, and she assumed that with her noticeable poise and personality, white acceptance would follow, even if it took a few weeks or even a month. Nothing could have been further from the truth.  In horrific scenes that were broadcast on national television and around the world, the nine young African-American students experienced an onslaught of racist shouts and

were kicked at, spat on, and humiliated by an angry crowd of adults outside the school. Eventually, then-President Dwight Eisenhower had to federalize the Arkansas National Guard so that Brown-Trickey and the eight other students could be safely escorted into the building. But once inside, the Little Rock Nine were again alone, facing assaults by the white students in the school halls and classrooms. For her and the other members of the nine, the daily ordeal of attending Central High became a relentless gauntlet of provocation and mistreatment. Looking back on the experience today, she confessed to admiring the relatively innocent girl she once was before the school year began, and she laments what a gruesome reminder it was to watch the events that unfolded at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. Seeing images on television of those white supremacists waving Confederate flags brought back fearful memories of what it was like to be a victim of racist mob violence. After the Capitol insurrection, when some people began to say, “We’re better than that,” Brown-Trickey was heartLISTEN TO LEGEND: UCSB hosts a virtual talk with Minnijean broken when she had to acknowledge how untrue Brown-Trickey on Friday, February 5. those words remain, saying over and over, “Not at all, with the nine students who were about to integrate Central not at all.” As the target of nonstop harassment at Central High, High. With his wife, Dr. Mamie Clark, he had provided the Brown-Trickey learned to keep much of what she experi- critical experimental research used by NAACP lawyers in enced to herself, concerned that it would add more worry Brown v. Board of Education that led to the Supreme Court’s to her parents, who were also suffering under a barrage of 1954 historic ruling that resulted in the integration of Little threats. A series of confrontations with white students bent Rock’s Central High. on provoking a response led to the incident over which Clark, who remained deeply interested in the impact Brown-Trickey was expelled midway through the year. of racism on human development, went to Arkansas to Although the school administration latched on to her use find out what facing intense white rage was doing to the of the epithet “white trash” as the cause of her dismissal, Little Rock Nine. He must have seen something special Brown-Trickey sees this as a pretext. The real reason her in Minnijean Brown-Trickey, because four months later, presence at Central had become intolerable to authorities after she was expelled from Central, Clark returned with an was the fact that she was “tall, beautiful, and proud.” unexpected offer.  In the summer of 1957, before the school year began, “Dr. Clark came to our house,” Brown-Trickey told me, Dr. Kenneth Clark visited Little Rock to meet and speak “and he presented the idea to my parents that I should go

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t this time of great turmoil and divisiveness in our nation, common ground can be hard to find. We have news stations that cater to political taste, social media platforms that foster information silos, and politicians who have done more to tear at the fabric of this evermore fragile society than to weave it together. Now in its 15th year, UCSB Reads provides a refreshing alternative for the campus community and Santa Barbara at large through its “one book” program. This annual venture, which has been honored nationally by the American Library Association, is aimed at sparking dialogue and good-faith discussion on the pertinent issues of our time. 

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Black Lives Matter Memoir by Victor Bryant The 2021 UCSB Reads book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele, examines a number of timely topics through the lens of Cullors’s traumatic upbringing, which led to her role in the founding of the Black Lives Matter social justice organization. “For me, the fact that UCSB Reads had never centered the voice of a queer person of color was something I felt had to be addressed,” said UCSB librarian kynita stringerstanback, a member of the UCSB Reads advisory committee. “When you saw this worldwide push to really examine white supremacist ideology, I thought it was imperative that we hear from one of the people who birthed the movement.” As a matter of fact, UCSB Reads has never featured a book written by a Black female author. Cullors’s Southern California background also adds additional context for the Santa Barbara community to relate to. According to UCSB librarian Alex Regan, the UCSB Reads advisory committee chair, one of the primary goals of the program is to create maximum engagement throughout the disciplines on campus. “The intent really is that it is campus- and community-wide, and it’s really important that our classes are engaging with the UCSB Reads book,” she said. “Not just English classes that you might imagine, but classes across the disciplines.” The magic of Cullors’s memoir is that she is able to touch upon so many issues that are front

and center in our national consciousness, including criminal justice reform, LGBTQ+ rights, health care, public education, religion and spirituality, the War on Drugs, housing discrimination, and many more through specific examples in her adolescents and adulthood. Each theme provides an opening for dialogue to take place and encourages nuanced discussions that are more likely to break through preconceived notions and broad ideology. “We are at a point where we’re having to have some difficult conversations,” stringer-stanback said. “We’re at a point where these conversations have to be civil, where we have to recognize everyone’s humanity, and I think we have to take a stand around hate speech.” The 2021 UCSB Reads program began in earnest in January beginning with the student book giveaway and will conclude on Wednesday, May 12, with a free online talk featuring Cullors. A list of upcoming events associate with the program can be found at library.ucsb .edu/events-exhibitions. Cullors grew up in Los Angeles in the 1990s. She was one of four children raised by a single mother, who worked multiple jobs for her family to survive. In her Van Nuys neighborhood, Black people were criminalized from childhood, often the collateral damage of the War on Drugs that brought with it unprecedented police presence, force, and brutality on communities of color. Cullors was 9 years old when she first saw her 11- and 13-year-old brothers slammed against a wall by police — a pattern of injustice she would encounter into her adulthood. The tragic death of Trayvon Martin in 2013 was a flashpoint for Cullors and the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained momentum in the fight for justice ever since. “It’s really important for us as a community to really embrace her voice. We don’t have to agree with her. I’m sure there are a lot of folks out here who may not agree with her perspective and that’s fine,” stringer-stanback said. “We have a right as a community to interact with her voice. We have the right to consider her perspective and I also think we have a responsibility as a university in central California so close to Los Angeles to consider what this person’s experience is.” See library.ucsb.edu/ucsbreads.

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SATURDAY 2/6 Roundtable Discussion: Black Women Rock Gain knowledge of how Black women navigate the music business as rock ‘n’ roll artists. 2-5pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

SUNDAY 2/7 Interview with Soul-Patrol Founders Bob and Mike Davis Learn about this 100 percent Black-owned informational, news-gathering, and educational series of internet resources focused on funk, soul, jazz, blues, rock artists, music, and culture. 2-5pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

TUESDAY 2/9 Fiction Book Club Virtual Discussion: Boy, Snow, Bird Meet new people and talk about Helen Oyeyemi’s 2014 novel about a woman named Boy; her stepdaughter, Snow; and Boy’s daughter, Bird; and their complicated relationships as lightskinned African Americans passing for white in 1953 Massachusetts. Register online. 5:30-6:45pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BoySnowBird

SATURDAY 2/13 Chocolate Baby Story Time Bring your baby for books written for them with Black voices, read by Black leaders, and written by Black authors in this virtual series. There will be future story times on Saturday, February 20 and 27. 10-11am. Donation based. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

Black Rock Coalition 35th Anniversary Virtual Celebration Take in select

video concerts by the BRC Orchestra. 2-5pm. Free-donations accepted.

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SUNDAY 2/14 Soulful Healing Through Gentle Yoga with Dr. Azure Stewart Take a virtual yoga class with educator, mentor, and healer Dr. Azure Stewart. 10am. Free. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

Black History Month Virtual Culture House Event TBA. 2-5pm. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

TUESDAY 2/16 Virtual Favorite Poems Reading Join to read one of your favorite poems (not your own) or just listen to others read. 5-6pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/VirtualPoemReading

SATURDAY 2/20 Chocolate Baby Story Time Bring your baby for books written for them with Black voices, read by Black leaders, and written by Black authors in this virtual series. 10am. Donation based. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021 Cooking with Afrofusion and Gipsy Hill Bakery Online with Healing Justice S.B. Time: TBA. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

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WARM WELCOME: Minnijean Brown (far left) and the rest of the Little Rock Nine are greeted by New York City Mayor Robert Wagner in 1958, the year after they integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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back with him to New York City and attend an integrated private school that he and Dr. Mamie Clark were involved with, New Lincoln School.” Brown-Trickey’s mother deferred to her, saying that since she had been the one who decided to go to Central, she should be the one to decide about moving to New York City. Though still a girl of 15, Brown-Trickey agreed to go to New York, and just a few weeks later she was in Manhattan, sharing a bedroom with the Clarks’ daughter, Kate, and attending a school that really was what she had dreamed Central High would be: integrated, academically challenging, and harmonious. For Brown-Trickey, the brave stand she took in Little Rock became the opening act in a life dedicated to advancing social justice. After graduating from New Lincoln, she raised six children, eventually moving to Canada, where she discovered another community in which her indomitable spirit flourished, the Indigenous First Peoples of that country. Although she began her academic career with the intention of pursuing a degree in social work, it was a new program in Indigenous social work that captured her imagination. One afternoon, as she was leaving what she described as a less-thancompelling course in mainstream education, she heard laughter coming from an adjacent classroom. Peeking in the door, she spied nine students — one white, and the rest Native Canadians. The decision to become the 10th student in that class was easy. As she recalls it, after hearing those voices, she said to herself, “Hell yeah, I’m doing that.” Today she revels in the breadth of experience and friendship her years of social work among the Indigenous population of Canada has brought her. As one of her nieces said when attending her aunt’s

annual Canada Day celebration: “This looks like the United Nations.” Asked to reflect on the roles that political leaders sometimes play in stoking the fires of racism, Brown-Trickey said that, like disgraced former president Donald Trump, Orval Faubus, the racist governor who ruled Arkansas from 1955 to 1967, was engaged in “giving people permission” to express violent thoughts in action and offered whites “an incitement to be stupid and behave badly.” Although she declined to make any generalizations about such demagogues, Brown-Trickey observed that it is impossible to ignore how easily people can be manipulated. Watching the January 6 insurrection, she thought about how people’s “brains can become locked in their thoughts.” Expressing her hope for a period of enlightenment following the shock of seeing such sights as a man parading through the Capitol with a Confederate flag, she said that Americans “may finally be learning a bit about not being exceptional.” If there’s one subject about which Brown-Trickey remains stalwartly optimistic, it’s the role of future generations in the struggle for positive change. Asked if she felt that youth could become a factor in the pursuit of social justice, she was adamant, asserting that “young people have to lead” that movement. She thoroughly enjoys the contact she has with students and cites the more than 10,000 letters she has received from the children she has met over the years as evidence that “they are smarter even than we give them credit for.”  While they may regard her as “like their grandmother,” she feels that she enjoys a special connection to young people because she can still see herself as she was when she was 15. “I know what you are like because I know what I was like,” she tells them. Thinking about interacting with her favorite age group, 5th graders, Brown-Trickey grows warmly animated, praising the ways Minnijean Brown-Trickey will in which they are “open, and clear about appear on Friday, February 5, on Zoom what’s fair and what’s unfair” as well as their in conversation with Anne H. Charity-Hudley, the ability to “ask the best questions.”  UC Santa Barbara North Hall Endowed Chair in the In a conversation taking place under Linguistics of African America. Other upcoming the shadow of so many dark uncertainspeakers in the Race to Justice series include W. ties, talking about education feels like the Kamau Bell on February 11; Dr. Mae Jemison on presence of a ray of light. Remembering February 23; LaToya Ruby Frazier on February 25; how she feels when she is among children, and Michelle Alexander on March 4. All these events Brown-Trickey confides that “now I’m are at 5 p.m. For tickets and information, visit smiling. They’re the source of my optiartsandlectures.ucsb.edu. mism.” It’s not everything, but it is something. n

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SBYBP Morning Session S.B. Young Black Professionals invites you to pour yourself a mimosa and participate in a guided meditation and play catch-up games. Register online by Thursday, February 11, to receive your activity box. 11am-1pm. Free. tinyurl.com/SBYBP SBYBP Evening Session Follow along with this guided paint class as you sip on your favorite beverage. Hosted by S.B. Young Professionals. Register online by Thursday, February 11, to receive your activity box. 6-8pm. Free. tinyurl.com/SBYBP

Virtual Interview: Harold Brown Listen to stories from Harold Brown, founding member of the group War and cowriter of songs such as “Low Rider,”“Spill the Wine,”“Cisco Kid,” and more. 2-5pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

MONDAY 2/22 Cooking with Shalhoob and Gipsy Hill Bakery Online with Healing Justice S.B. Time: TBA. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

TUESDAY 2/23 Conscious Conversations: The Movement for Black Lives, Fighting for Black Futures The UCSB MultiCultural Center will host a BLM panel facilitated by MCC Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Terrance Wooten in a dynamic discussion about the radical possibilities of a future where all Black lives matter and the role of community in the fight for Black lives. 6-8pm. Free. tinyurl.com/BlackLivesBlackFutures

FRIDAY 2/26 Virtual Diversify Our Narrative Book Club Discussion Teens and adults are invited to discuss the book Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson about a white baby that died under the care of a Black woman and her 9-year-old daughter. 3:30pm. Call (805) 684-4314 or email bramirez@santabarbaraca.gov. tinyurl.com/DiversifyBookClub

Black is Beautiful Showcase Online with Healing Justice S.B. 4-8pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

SATURDAY 2/27 Chocolate Baby Story Time Bring your baby for books written for them with Black voices, read by Black leaders, and written by Black authors in this virtual series. 10am. Donation based. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021 Virtual Interview: Mandrill Learn about the legendary funk/rock/jazz/soul band Mandrill. 2-5pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

SUNDAY 2/28 Soulful Healing through Gentle Yoga with Dr. Azure Stewart Take a virtual

yoga class with educator, mentor, and healer Dr. Azure Stewart. 10am. Free.

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Black History Month Virtual Culture House Event TBA. 2-5pm. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

THURSDAY 3/4 Indy Book Club Discussion Discuss the February reads by Black women selection, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. 6pm. Free. sbplibrary.org n

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Single tickets start at $10 UCSB students: FREE! (Registration required) More events will be announced soon.

Leading activists, creatives and thinkers confront racism in America, guiding us towards racial equality.

W. Kamau Bell

Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Ending Racism in About an Hour

Return to Little Rock: A Seminal Moment in American Civil Rights and Education

Feb 11 / 5 PM Pacific

A conversation with W. Kamau Bell, comedian, host of CNN’s United Shades of America and ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice.

Feb 5 / 5 PM Pacific

A living witness to history – and an active participant who has helped shape it – Minnijean Brown-Trickey delivers a fascinating exploration of the battle against racism throughout the decades.

Dr. Mae Jemison

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Michelle Alexander

Feb 23 / 5 PM Pacific

Feb 25 / 5 PM Pacific

Mar 4 / 5 PM Pacific

Overcoming Obstacles, Breaking Barriers and Reaching for the Stars

Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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THURSDAY 2/4 2/4: S.B. Public Library and S.B. Independent Virtual Book Club Hang out to discuss 2014’s The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers’s light-hearted debut space opera about a disparate crew and an adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family while in a faraway universe. Register to receive a Zoom link. 6-7pm. Free.

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2/4: Virtual Arts Adventures: Jazz for Young People with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Who Is Dave Brubeck? Kids in grades 3-8 can join UCSB Arts & Lectures for the opportunity to learn about the infectious energy of swing from acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, and educator Wynton Marsalis. This is an on-demand video and will be available to view through February 11. Registration is required. 10am. Free. Call (805) 893-3535.

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discussion will look at how Black women navigate the music business as rock-and-roll artists. Join on Sunday for an interview with Bob and Mike Davis, founders of Soul-Patrol.com, a Black-owned news-gathering and educational series of internet resources focused on Black music and culture. On Tuesday, participate in the S.B. Public Library’s Fiction Book Club discussion of 2014’s Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi, which is about the complex lives of light-skinned African Americans in 1950s Massachusetts. Sat.Sun.: 2-5pm; Tue.: 5:30pm. Free. tinyurl.com/HealingJusticeSB

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yourself the pattern of artists Claudia Borfiga, Yumiko Glover, and Julika Lackner, who are all young women, born abroad, with work notable for its content. Painters Glover and Lackner are both skillful at fashioning the landscape, particularly the sky, while Borfiga uses screenprint. Visit the gallery website or in person for socially distant viewing. 10am-5:30pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 730-1460.

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and journalism from across the country is part of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s winter 2021 series Media, Technology, and Politics Under Pressure. They will reflect on changes in sports, news, and celebrity media in the wake of the past year’s challenges, as well as the topics of racial justice, protest, and the resurgence of white supremacy. Registration is required. 4-5:15pm. Free. Call (805) 893-5903 or email info@carseywolf.ucsb.edu.

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Matthew Robb, chief curator of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, will explore the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan and how its most famous object types — enigmatic stone faces that seem to represent the city’s physical and material ideals — gave its citizens a vision of themselves as parts of a larger whole. 3-4pm. Free.

sion with moderator Xiuhe Zhang (UCSB Film and Media Studies), Pagonis, and directors of both films, Aubree BernierClarke and River Gallo. Registration is required to receive a link to stream both films two days prior to this event. 4-5pm. Free. Not rated. Call (805) 893-4637 or email mattryan@ucsb.edu.

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fter a circuitous career spanning more than four decades, furniture maker John Spivey is finally doing what he loves. “I started with the idea back in 1977 or so,” recalled Spivey. “But I got diverted into other things, like being a carpenter or cabinet maker.” He also taught mathematics at Santa Barbara Middle School John Spivey for years—unsure how to transform his passion for woodworking into a bona fide enterprise—until 2007, when Spivey “made the decision that [he] was going to do what [he’s] always wanted to do.” Spivey—who moved to Santa Barbara 30 years ago to be with his UCSB-educated wife—designs and builds custom wood furniture out of a small shop as a one-man operation. Much of the work is inspired by his time in a Japanese calligraphy class, during which he was exposed to the art of sumi-e, an ancient East Asian style of ink wash painting. “I try to capture the gesture of a brushstroke as if the design was done by a sumi-e master,” he explained. Citing their quality in addition to their environmental sustainability, Spivey revealed that his preferred medium to work with is North American hardwoods, specifically maple and cherry. “The forests on the East Coast are actually expanding, and as a lot of family farms are going under—they’re reverting back to forests,” he said. “This type [of wood] is not something that’s detrimental to the world in the way that harvesting tropical hardwood is.” Given the meticulosity and perseverance inherent in fine furniture making, customers usually have to wait up to six months to receive their chairs and tables, but Spivey is grateful for their patience and understanding. “Clients are not usually demanding, because they treat me like an artist and they’re appreciative of my pieces,” he acknowledged. For Spivey, as for so many others, the initial promise and excitement of 2020 quickly dissipated with the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, derailing any hopes for potential in-person craft shows. “I was accepted into the Smithsonian show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and I also had a TV production company contact me because they wanted to feature me on an episode of a new craft series,” Spivey disclosed. He also pointed out that the nature of his work lends itself to social interactions, as very few people buy upscale furniture without physically seeing the product first. “When people sit in my chairs, they go, ‘Oh my, that’s the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in,’ ” he said proudly. “They touch the finish on the wood, and they fall in love.” Despite the “great leavening” brought on by the past year, Spivey remains cautiously optimistic that things may regain a sense of normalcy by the fall. As he looks ahead to the Smithsonian show in October, he will continue to refine his craft in the meantime. “I design what brings a smile to my face, and fortunately people like my work and respond to my work in a way that I hoped that they would. That’s the gratifying part.” See johnspiveyfurniture.com. n

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service in 2008, the primary goal was to bring fruits and vegetables from regional farmers to the front doors of subscribers. But as the business evolved, Plow to Porch’s owner Pam Plesons also began delivering packaged foods and beverages crafted by Santa Barbara County food purveyors — those culinary artisans who, usually under the “cottage food” permits that allow commercial cooking at home, craft delicious goods in small batches. Like other farm delivery services, Plow to Porch’s business exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s emphasis on supporting these packaged goods amplified as well, just as the purveyors’ usual retail and catering opportunities disappeared during the lockdowns. “We started getting calls from businesses like The Santa Barbara Fish Market and Elubia’s Kitchen to help them reach an audience now that restaurants were closed and catering had dried up due to limits on social gatherings,” said Plesons, who’s been adding new products almost weekly. “This has been a win-win for everyone involved, including our members who now have access to a much wider variety of wonderful local foods.” Out of the dozens of purveyors that Plesons delivers, she gave us a rundown on some of the most popular items. Become a member at plowtoporch.com.

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University art degree with a love of baking to make cupcakes her canvas, which she first sold at tasting rooms around Santa Barbara, often paired with wine. After winning an episode of Cupcake Wars on The Food Network, Riede wrote a cookbook and launched her line

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2018 by Jake Hillinger — who moved from Wisconsin to Santa Barbara with his dog, Tucker, in July 2016 — and his now-fiancée, Cari Orr, Firefly was inspired by Hillinger’s upbringing in a traditional Sicilian pizza kitchen. Their wood-fired pizza quickly became a popular catering option, and then came COVID. “Jake and Cari needed another way to sell their gourmet, naturally leavened wood-fired pizzas, so with a lot of work and innovation, they packaged and froze their pizzas and began selling them at Plow to Porch,” said Plesons of the pies, which cook in six to eight minutes. She enjoys the Bohemian and the Ellwood styles. fireflypizza.com HIPPY POP POPCORN: In normal times, Eve Mitchell’s allnatural, vegan popcorn is a hit at breweries and wineries, but she was added on Plow to Porch’s online store in April, where it’s been a hit. “Coined as Hippy Popcorn and passed down from her hippy parents, Mitchell’s

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to-cook, nutrient-rich meals are made from high-quality ingredients. “As a mother of two, she knows how busy life can be,” said Plesons. “Everyone has hectic schedules, and finding time to prepare a meal, let alone a healthy one, can be a daunting task. Combining her passion for healthy eating and natural ingredients, she created Santa Barbara Soups to offer easy-to-prepare, deliciously healthy one-pot meals anyone can enjoy.” santabarbarasoups.com SIDEYARD SHRUBS: Sarah Bourke launched her line of shrubs — which are fruit vinegar drinks full of probiotics that are good for your gut — in June 2020, hoping to support small-scale agriculture and frontline farmworkers in Southern California during the pandemic. “Shrubs are pure, fragrant, full of flavor, and versatile and also packed with probiotics,” said Plesons, explaining that Bourke’s small-batch, hand-bottled fermentations never include sugar. “She believes in letting fruit sing! With just the right amount of tang, her fruit vinegars are the perfect addition to sparkling water, salad dressings, marinades, cocktails, quick pickling recipes, and more.” Bourke also gets her hands dirty, volunteering regularly for the farms where she sources her fruit: Fairview Gardens in Goleta and Elder Flat Farm in Los Alamos, among others. drink sideyard.com n


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tions, along with sister restaurants Santo Mezcal and Flor De Maiz, have reopened for outdoor dining, following the official green light from the state, county, and City of Santa Barbara. “We are so grateful for the community’s continued support during this next phase as we follow all guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team,” said owner Carlos Luna. “We hope to see you soon!” All locations will continue to offer takeout and delivery service as well. Visit los-agaves.com, santomezcalsb.com, and flordemaizsb.com. CAJÉ ARLINGTON REOPENS: Last November, I wrote that Cajé Coffee Roasters, which opened its first South Coast location in Isla Vista in January 2009, then added a Santa Barbara outlet on Haley Street in May 2019, had opened its third area store across from the Arlington Theatre at 1316 State Street, the former home of Petros and Café Buenos Aires. Cajé offered coffee, lattes, bagels, smoothies, and açaí bowls. Word on the street was that they closed soon thereafter, but now reader MVB tells me that the java joint is back open and that the Petros food part of the business is coming soon.

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lifting the COVID-19 stay-at-home order last week, Tre Lune Ristorante at 1151 Coast Village Road in Montecito led the revival of outdoor dining on Coast Village Road with the introduction of a greatly enhanced parklet and sidewalk tables that span the block from the eatery to clothing store Civilianaire. “We’re excited and full speed ahead with regular operations,” said GM Leslee Garafalo. “We just recently built our deck, so we were fully prepared for this reopening. We have the canopy, and guests are enjoying being outdoors. Even when it was raining, when we first opened up last Wednesday, there was a major downpour and people were so excited to be out that day.” Tre Lune’s parklet now also has lighting, a wood floor, and decorative stone walls to protect diners from cars on Coast Village Road. “The menu is the same and we have specials every day,” added Garafalo. “Our chef creates specials for lunch and dinner; we usually have a fresh fish of the day, a special soup, a couple of different proteins, and a special dessert. Everything is homemade, and our bread that we serve on our tables, or to-go, is from D’Angelo Bakery. We have breadsticks that we make in-house. People love the breadsticks with homemade pesto spinach dip.” Those who’d prefer to stay in their cars to eat can take advantage of Tre Lune’s new car hop service, where meals are served in your auto on trays. A server walks up to your car window to take the order, or diners can call in a request. The restaurant will soon introduce inhouse delivery within a two-mile radius. Call (805) 969-2646 or visit trelunesb.com.

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our years ago, the Music Academy of the West launched its Alumni Enterprise Awards program to encourage innovation in artistic expression, audience development, education, community engagement, social justice, and technology. Since then, 26 musicians have received awards ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 for a total of $320,000 in support of some of the classical music world’s most distinctive and pioneering initiatives. The program is open to all Music Academy alumni, and it makes an impact on performers and audiences all over the world. In addition to receiving these direct grants, the winners are mentored by MAW Chief Advancement Officer Jonathan Bishop on raising additional funds and cultivating boardmembers and patrons.

The six 2021 winners display a remarkable range of interests and ideas. Camila Barrientos Ossio, clarinet (’11, ’12), and Bruno Luiz Lourensetto, trumpet (’12), have already begun their collaboration on a project called Música para Respirar 24/7. Based in Bolivia and Brazil, the pair have produced more than two thousand free online concerts since August, all of them destined to be heard by COVID-19 patients, their families, and health- Christina Giuca Krause care workers in 46 countries thus far. Mezzo-soprano Adanya Dunn (’14, ’15) will be creat-

INDY BOOK CLUB F E B R U A RY R E A D Octavia Butler once said that she had intended for her novel Parable of the Sower to be cautionary rather than prophetic. Originally published in 1993, the novel takes place in a 2020s United States during the presidency of a man who “wants to make America great again.” Sound familiar? Though the United States still exists and functions to some extent, climate change and socioeconomic crises have led to a severely restricted way of life, where belonging to a community is essential to survival. After the walls that were meant to protect them instead provoke an attack, main

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ing socially distant pop-up concerts in unconventional locations throughout the Red Light District in Amsterdam with the goal of eliciting denizens of the district to share their stories after they listen to the music. Cristina Cutts Dougherty, tuba (’20, ’21), pays tribute to 14 women who have broken a path for others in Rich Coburn orchestral brass sections by preserving their stories in a book and website called The Resilience Project. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with two of the winners who perform primarily as piano accompanists to singers, Rich Coburn (’14) and Christina Giuca Krause (’14, ’17). Both their projects address issues of racial diversity in classical music. Coburn will craft an online library of scores and audio samples from BIPOC composers for voice and orchestra. Using state-of-the-art MIDI technology, he intends to realize a comprehensive guide to what’s available regardless of whether or not it has been previously recorded. Music schools, chamber ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, and individual singers will all benefit from what promises to be an extraordinary and unprecedented resource. Christina Giuca Krause is the artistic director of LYNX, a nonprofit based in Chicago that amplifies diverse voices through song. Using commissions, performances, and innovative educational programs, LYNX brings classical music to places where the dominant culture derives from hip-hop. The program for which Giuca Krause received her award is called “Composition of a City” and services young people on Chicago’s South Side. Working alongside soprano Olivia Doig and rapper Aasha Marie, Giuca Krause has developed a new kind of music education that connects hip-hop to the classical tradition through their common elements of melody, rhythm, composition, and performance. “Both forms—rap and the art song — start with the text,” Giuca Krause told me, and thanks in part to the Music Academy’s Alumni Enterprise Awards program, the poetry that inspired composers like Edvard Grieg can now be heard blending with that of Chicago’s own Chief Keef in the classrooms of Edgewood on the South Side of that great musical city. Those interested in learning more about all the 2021 Alumni Enterprise Award winners are invited to join them online on Wednesday, February 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. for a celebration and information session. Details of the event can be found at musicacademy .org. —Charles Donelan

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enough to eat. Just find an intact grocery store and make your new home there. It’s stocked with enough nonperishable food to feed you for 55 years — or 63 years if you’re willing to dine on pet food. I’M JOKING! JUST KIDDING! In fact, the apocalypse won’t happen for another 503 million years. My purpose in imagining such a loopy scenario is to nudge you to dissolve your scarcity thinking. Here’s the ironic fact of the matter for us Cancerians: If we indulge in fearful fantasies about running out of stuff — money, resources, love, or time — we undermine our efforts to have enough of what we need. The time is now right for you to stop worrying and instead take robust action to ensure you’re wellsupplied for a long time.

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha

is a story about a spiritual seeker who goes in search of illumination. Near the end of the quest, when Siddhartha is purified and enlightened, he tells his friend, “I greatly needed sin, lust, vanity, the striving for goods, and the most shameful despair, to learn how to love the world, to stop comparing the world with any world that I wish for, with any perfection that I think up; I learned to let the world be as it is, and to love it and to belong to it gladly.” While I trust you won’t overdo the sinful stuff in the coming months, Aries, I hope you will reach a conclusion like Siddhartha’s. The astrological omens suggest that 2021 is the best year ever for you to learn how to love your life and the world just as they are.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Judge a moth by the beauty of its

TAURUS

candle,” writes Coleman Barks in his rendering of a poem by Rumi. In accordance with astrological omens, I am invoking that thought as a useful metaphor for your life right now. How lovely and noble are the goals you’re pursuing? How exalted and bighearted are the dreams you’re focused on? If you find there are any less-than-beautiful aspects to your motivating symbols and ideals, now is a good time to make adjustments.

(Apr. 20-May 20): Taurus physicist Richard Feynman

said, “If we want to solve a problem we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar.” That’s always good advice, but it’s especially apropos for you in the coming weeks. You are being given the interesting and fun opportunity to solve a problem you have never solved before! Be sure to leave the door to the unknown ajar. Clues and answers may come from unexpected sources.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I invite you to try the following

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experiment. Select two situations in your world that really need to be reinvented, and let every other glitch and annoyance just slide for now. Then meditate with tender ferocity on how best to get the transformations done. Summoning intense focus will generate what amounts to magic! P.S.: Maybe the desired reinventions would require other people to alter their behavior. But it’s also possible that your own behavior may need altering.

(May 21-June 20): When we want to get a distinct look

at a faint star, we must avert our eyes away from it just a little. If we look at it directly, it fades into invisibility. (There’s a scientific explanation for this phenomenon, which I won’t go into.) I propose that we make this your metaphor of power for the coming weeks. Proceed on the hypothesis that if you want to get glimpses of what’s in the distance or in the future, don’t gaze at it directly. Use the psychological version of your peripheral vision. And yes, now is a favorable time to seek those glimpses.

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Author Marguerite Duras wrote

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these words: “That she had so completely recovered her sanity was a source of sadness to her. One should never be cured of one’s passion.” I am spiritually allergic

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to that idea. It implies that our deepest passions are unavailable unless we’re insane, or at least disturbed. But in the world I aspire to live in, the opposite is true: Our passions thrive if we’re mentally healthy. We are best able to harness our most inspiring motivations if we’re feeling poised and stable. So I’m here to urge you to reject Duras’s perspective and embrace mine. The time has arrived for you to explore the mysteries of relaxing passion.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Author Karen Barad writes, “The past is never finished. It cannot be wrapped up like a package, or a scrapbook; we never leave it and it never leaves us behind.” I agree. That’s why I can’t understand New Age teachers who advise us to “live in the now.” That’s impossible! We are always embedded in our histories. Everything we do is conditioned by our life story. I acknowledge that there’s value in trying to see the world afresh in each new moment. I’m a hearty advocate of adopting a “beginner’s mind.” But to pretend we can completely shut off or escape the past is delusional and foolish. Thank you for listening to my rant, Scorpio. Now please spend quality time upgrading your love and appreciation for your own past. It’s time to celebrate where you have come from — and meditate on how your history affects who you are now.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Luisah Teish is a writer and priestess in

the Yoruban Lucumi tradition. She wrote a book called Jump Up: Seasonal Celebrations from the World’s Deep Traditions. “Jump up” is a Caribbean phrase that refers to festive rituals and parties that feature “joyous music, laughter, food, and dancing.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re due for a phase infused with the “jump up” spirit. As Teish would say, it’s a time for “jumping, jamming, swinging, hopping, and kicking it.” I realize that in order to do this, you will have to work around the very necessary limitations imposed on us all by the pandemic. Do the best you can. Maybe make it a virtual or fantasy jump up. Maybe dance alone in the dark.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Perhaps we should know better,” wrote poet Tony Hoagland, “but we keep on looking, thinking, and listening, hunting that singular book, theory, perception, or tonality that will unlock and liberate us.” It’s my duty to report, Capricorn, that there will most likely be no such singular magnificence for you in 2021. However, I’m happy to tell you that an accumulation of smaller treasures could ultimately lead to a substantial unlocking and liberation. For that to happen, you must be alert for and appreciate the small treasures, and patiently gather them in. (P.S.: Author Rebecca Solnit says, “We devour heaven in bites too small to be measured.” I say: The small bites of heaven you devour in the coming months will ultimately add up to being dramatically measurable.)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian author Alice Walker

writes, “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” In the coming weeks, I hope you’ll adopt that way of thinking and apply it to every aspect of your perfectly imperfect body and mind and soul. I hope you’ll give the same generous blessing to the rest of the world as well. This attitude is always wise to cultivate, of course, but it will be especially transformative for you in the coming weeks. It’s time to celebrate your gorgeous idiosyncrasies and eccentricities.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “Though the bamboo forest is

dense, water flows through it freely.” I offer that Zen saying just in time for you to adopt it as your metaphor of power. No matter how thick and complicated and impassable the terrain might appear to be in the coming weeks, I swear you’ll have a flair for finding a graceful path through it. All you have to do is imitate the consistency and flow of water.

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LEGALS ADMINISTER OF ESTATE 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 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: Stacie D. Nyborg, Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP 820 State Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑7000. Published Jan 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KATHRYN S. VEA CASE NO. 21PR00010 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of KATHRYN S. VEA. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LESLIE ANN ERICKSON in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA BARBARA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LESLIE ANN ERICKSON 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: 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: HAZEL MORTENSEN Case No.: 20PR00450 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of HAZEL MORTENSEN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: LISA BOGARD in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: LISA BOGART 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: 2/16/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: SM2 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 312‑C East Cook Street Santa Maria, CA 93454; Cook 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. 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: 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

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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. 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following 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 STATEMENT The following 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 STATEMENT The following 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 STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: MONROY DETAIL PAINTING at 250 Ellwood Beach Dr Apt D Goleta, CA 93117; Roman Monroy Santos (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Roman Monroy Santos Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003005. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: JT REAL ESTATE GROUP at 4076 Naranjo Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Jim Turner (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jim Turner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 17, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003005. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT The following person is doing business as: QUINN FIDUCIARY SERVICES at 601 E. Arrellaga St, Ste. 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jacquelyn A Quinn 333 Old Mill Road Space 168 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Steven W Fox Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 22, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003043. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT The following person is doing business as: VIP CLEANING LADIES, SHAWN PLUMMER’S CLEANING at 6689 El Colegio Ln. Ventura, CA 93003; Shawn L Plummer 1603 Squirrel Ln Ventura, CA 93003 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Shawn Plummer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 05, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000018. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: COAST CREATIVE PARTNERS at 400 Mountain Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Taca Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Anthony F. Aguilar Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 31, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003084. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: SANTA BARBARA AUTO‑TRUCK‑4X4 ACCESSORY STORE, SANTA BARBARA CAMPER SHELLS, TRU‑FIT SHEEPSKINS, SANTA BARBARA AUTO ACCESSORIES at 5737 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Steven W Fox 270 Ribera Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Steven W Fox Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 5, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000020. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: FLYING V BAR RANCH at 3820 State Street Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ola, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: David Stephen Sorensen Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 22, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003045. Published: Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: REGENERATE 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 STATEMENT The following 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 STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: SANTA 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 STATEMENT The following 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 STATEMENT The following 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.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: ASHLEY FARRELL LANDSCAPE DESIGN INC at 2200 White Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Ashley Farrell 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 STATEMENT 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: SANTA BARBARA DENTAL SPA at 2017A Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; B K Rai, A Dental Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: BK Rai Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000056. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: UNITED BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA, GOLETA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, WESTSIDE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, LOMPOC BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, CARPINTERIA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB at 1528 Chapala Street Suite 300 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; United Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santa Barbara(same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Louise Cruz Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 15, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000140. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: THE ELECTRIC GUYS at 3755 San Remo Dr, Apt 219 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Electrical By Professionals Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Nolan Swain Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2020. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2020‑0003080. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: FIGURE ATE at 1580 Ramona Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; White Buffalo Land Trust (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Ana Smith Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000089. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: FULL SPIRAL SALON at 633 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lunabella Makeup And Hair LL 110 W. Mission St #2 A Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Ashley Kelly Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000081. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 3 SUN YOGA at 5504 Cathedral Oaks Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Karalea Richards (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Karalea Richards Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 21, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000171. Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: THE FENG SHUI COLLECTIVE at 145 Gerard Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Pamela Abbott‑Mouchou (same address) Lauren Nicole Bragg 3554 La Entrada Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Pamela Abbott‑Mouchou Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000191. Published: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT The following person is doing business as: BESHDA at 1600 Sycamore Canyon Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Bonnie E Sangster‑Holland (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Bonnie Sangster‑Holland Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000104. Published: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT The following person is doing business as: JEREMY KYLE PHOTO, JEREMY KYLE REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY at 811 Bath Street Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jeremy K Gruner (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jeremy Kyle Gruner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000102. Published: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 2 HAWKS DOG LEASHES at 1810 Pampas Ave Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lori G Lynch (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000150. Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT The following person is doing business as: SANTA BARBARA GELATO, MESA GELATO, 805 GELATO, GOLETA GELATO at 624 W Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; James S Haskins (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: James Haskins Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 28, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000237. Published: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA ART AND FRAME COMPANY, SHADES PICTURE HANGING SYSTEMS at 19 West Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Shades International Inc. 912 Echo Lane Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000120 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ASHLEY FARRELL LANDSCAPE DESIGN INC, AFLD, ASHLEY FARRELL LANDSCAPE DESIGN at 2200 White Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Ashley Farrell Landscape Design, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000123 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FISHER‑COLODNY MEDIA, FCMEDIA at 1417 Las Positas Pl. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kenneth Convoy (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000117 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: CHRYSALIS POLE & BODY at 2600 De La Vina Street, Ste B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kelsey B Bodine 401 Chapala Street Unit 209 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Kelsey Bodine Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000198. Published: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: BEAUTY HAIR CLUBS at 309 W Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Beauty Hair Clubs LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Evelia Garcia Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000205. Published: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REGIONAL RESILIENCE NETWORK at 670 Northview Road, Unit B, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Conception Coast Project (same address) conducted by a Corporation. Signed: Rachel Couch Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000103. Published: January 28. February 4, 11, 18.

NAME CHANGE 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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ANACAPA DIVISION In re the Sanders Family Credit CASE NO. 21PR00037 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (PROB C §519040 (b), 19052) Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent Shelter “B” Trust, created by Louis C. Sanders and Josephine C. Sanders, dated January 22,1992 creditors of Josephine C. Sanders (Decedent) that all persons having claims against Decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California, and deliver a copy to Ann H. Sanders, as trustee of the Sanders Family Credit Shelter “B” Trust, of which Decedent was the settlor, c/o the Law Offices of James F. Cote, P.O. Box 20146, Santa Barbara, California 93120‑0146, as provided in Probate Code §1215 within the later of 4 months after February 4, 2021 (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code §19103. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. DATED: 1/21/2021 Law Offices of James F. Cote Published Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ANACAPA DIVISION In re the Sanders Family CASE NO. 21 PR00036 Survivor’s “A” Trust, created by Louis C. Sanders and Josephine C. Sanders, dated NOTICE TO CREDITORS January 22, 1992 (PROB C §§19040 (b), 19052 Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of Josephine C. Sanders (Decedent) that all persons having claims against Decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California, and deliver a copy to Ann H. Sanders, as trustee of the Sanders Family Survivor’s “A” Trust, of which Decedent was the settlor, c/o the Law Offices of James F, Cote, P.O. Box 20146, Santa Barbara, California 93120‑0146, as provided in Probate Code §1215 within the later of 4 months after February 4, 2021 (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code §19103. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. DATED: 1/21/2021. Law Offices of James F. Cote. Published Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021.

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without further warning from the court. There are 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.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICES EXTRA SPACE STORAGE will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta CA. 93117. February 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM Cynthia Bollinger furniture, art, piano, household goods, boxes Kaci Prati Household, Tools, Personal, Sporting Santa Barbra Technology X Containers, Bins, Mechanical parts The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD STATE OF CALIFORNIA WCAB No.: ADJ11488066 To: DEFENDANT, DAVID JESUS ROSALES dba CONCRETE & PAVERS SPECIALIST, APPLICANT, JUAN BARRETO NOTICES GOOD CAUSE having been shown, it is hereby ordered that service of the special notice of lawsuit in this case can be made upon the defendant by publication in a newspaper of general circulation published at Santa Barbara, California. Said publication shall be made at least once a week for four successive weeks in the manner prescribed in Gov. Code 6064. Name and address of applicant’s attorney: Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, 418 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Esq. Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, (805) 965‑4540. Published: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 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

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