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Public Health Pushes for Reopening Schools by Delaney Smith hile COVID-19 rates are steadily decreasing throughout Santa Barbara County, it isn’t going fast enough for schools to reopen — so the Public Health Department is stepping in to help. The Public Health Department is sending a letter of support to the state Public Health Department to endorse Santa Barbara Unified’s request to reopen and ask that they allow the district to reopen within seven days of the letter. The adjusted case rate, currently at 36.4, is the number of new cases per day for every 100,000 residents of the county averaged over a week. The state requires the adjusted case rate to be down to 25 or less to reopen elementary schools. “Our rationale is that there are existing schools reopened under the waiver process in Santa Barbara, and they have been able to reopen safely while COVID rages around in the community,” County Public Health Director Van DoReynoso explained to county supervisors on Tuesday. “The other piece is equity — disadvantaged students should have the same opportunities for in-person instruction as other schools in the same area.” Santa Barbara Unified had its safety plan approved by the Public Health Department last Friday. Do-Reynoso

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said that any other districts that also get their safety plans approved and would like to reopen can request a similar letter to Santa Barbara Unified’s. “In terms of numbers and in terms of the future, our children are the masses that have been affected by the vaccine,” 1st District Supervisor Das Williams said. “We are seeing large numbers across the state — in fact, 155,000 — students that have just dropped off the face of the earth [in online learning].” Williams said the explanation for the kids who have not shown up to their online schooling is “not good” and is either because they aren’t going to school at all or, in some cases, their families have left the public school system and “will VIRTUAL REALITY: Student Elias Ramirez virtually attends his class and completes probably never return.” Williams said reopening school work at the Eastside Boys & Girls Club. schools is urgent. For more on the school district’s reopening plan, visit in other countries and other states that have received the vaccine,” said community member Gordon Feingold independent.com/news. during public comment. “The majority of our friends in our age group seemed to have received it already, and “I’m in the 65-and-up group and I have so many friends some have already had their second doses.… It seems

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Arrests Made in Noleta Double Murder by Tyler Hayden n the morning hours of February 4, Santa Barbara SWAT teams arrested two men suspected in the January 7 murders of 19-year-old college students Enzo Marino Rastelli and Jasper Pieter van der Meulen. Both were shot in the head in their Audi station wagon parked along Burtis Street in a quiet neighborhood in the area between Goleta and Santa Barbara known as Noleta. Rastelli was declared dead at the scene; van der Meulen died two weeks later at Cottage Hospital. The motive for the brazen daytime killings had remained a mystery and a source of intense speculation among residents and classmates. Taken into custody at their homes in Santa Barbara were Westside gang members Bryan Munoz, 21, and Joshua Isaac Vega, 24. Munoz, the apparent triggerman, has been charged with two counts of murder. Vega was booked for robbery and criminal conspiracy. Four days after the SWAT raids, prosecutors announced an unnamed juvenile who allegedly acted alongside Munoz had also been charged with homicide. At a press conference, Sheriff Bill Brown said the murders were the result of a drug deal gone bad. Rastelli and van der Meulen were attempting to sell a half-pound of marijuana, he said, when they were shot in a “robbery rip-off.” “From their perspective, they were selling a bag of dope,” he explained. “The victims of this terrible crime were two college students who made some bad choices and fell victim to what is often thought to be a victimless crime — the illicit sale of drugs, in

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this case marijuana,” Brown said. He noted the incident had no known connections to Santa Barbara’s legal cannabis trade. The Sheriff ’s Office is anxious to know if Munoz and Vega were behind any other rip-offs, Brown said. He asked potential victims to contact detectives, promising they wouldn’t be charged Enzo Marino Rastelli for their involvement in whatever exchange had taken place. “We’re not interested in the drug-dealings in this case,” he said. “We’re interested in the violent robberies.” Anonymous tips can be left at (805) 681-4171 or at sbsheriff.org. “The arrests made today send a clear message to members of criminal street gangs and indeed any other criminal that would come into Santa Barbara County and commit these types of heinous and evil crimes,” Brown said. “I can assure you, if you do commit crimes like this in our county, we will hunt you down, we will arrest you, we will put you in jail, and we will bring you to justice.” Citing ongoing investigations, Brown said he couldn’t comment on reported connections to another high-profile, gang-related double murder that took place just a week before Rastelli and van der Meulen were killed. “We don’t have any information to disclose at this point about that,” he said. “Obviously, that is something that we and the Santa Barbara Police Department will want to take a look at.” In that case, 17-year-old Angel Castillo and 18-year-old Omar Montiel-Hernandez were gunned down on Santa Barbara’s Eastside. Two others were wounded. No arrests have been made, and authorities have not disclosed a possible motive. Van der Meulen was a UCSB freshman living in Isla Vista at the time of the shooting. He was considering a major in

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economics with a possible minor in geology as he “always loved rocks,” his mother Sharon Donohoe said in an email to the Independent. “Jasper will be mourned by many friends and family here in Goleta as well as in the Netherlands, his dad’s country of origin.” “To honor Jasper’s beautiful and much too short life,” Donohoe continued, “the family are asking that community members consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Giffords Law Center, which is working to prevent gun violence across the U.S. through enhanced public safety laws.” Rastelli was enrolled in SBCC’s Culinary Arts Program. His aunt has created a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for funeral expenses. “He was a bright light who was taken way too early,” she wrote. “We recently FaceTimed over the holidays when he shared many of his dreams and aspirations he had for the year ahead.” “Food, cooking, and entertaining were his passions,” she continued. “He was a true lover of the outdoors and an amazing athlete. He was loved by many friends.” Munoz is eligible for the death penalty or life in prison without parole, prosecutors said. Vega is looking at a maximum of five years in prison. The juvenile is being charged in juvenile court and is subject to being a ward of the court n until the age of 25, officials said.

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ebate over the fate of the iconic Chicano art murals that define Ortega Park on Santa Barbara’s Eastside has heated up so fast in the last two weeks that City Administrator Paul Casey felt compelled to pull an item — having to do with a grant application for a multimillion-dollar makeover proposed for the park — from this week’s City Council agenda. Initially, that vote had been slated for the council’s “consent agenda,” the bailiwick for items deemed such slam dunks that no discussion is necessary. But the debate over the future of Ortega Park and the murals’ rich cultural past demonstrates there’s no such thing as a slam dunk anymore. And a whole lot more discussion will definitely be necessary. The big question confronting City Hall is to what extent such additional outreach will interfere with the application deadline of March 12 for the $8.5 million grant application City Parks and Recreation Director Jill Zachary hopes to submit to fund the development of an ambitious new plan for Ortega Park, approved by the council last year. Most likely, it seems, the March 12 deadline will be blown. As Casey stated, City Hall is “most likely not pursuing the grant at this time.” Instead, he said it made sense to “take a step back, engage with the community again with a focus on the murals. Take our time.” The challenge with that approach, however, is that there is no plan B. “There is no other grant cycle,” cautioned Zachary. “This is our one shot at applying for Prop. 68 State Park funds.” Casey’s decision to withdraw the grant application came on the heels of last week’s Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) meeting, during which the commission-

ers agreed many of the murals qualified as historically significant and that not nearly enough public outreach had taken place to discuss their fate. On Saturday, supporters of the murals hosted a community forum at which Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez, who represents the Eastside, also expressed strong support for more community outreach. The grant application — if successful — would have covered much of the $14 million it’s estimated it will cost to build the new-and-improved park. As envisioned, the master plan calls for the installation of a new heated swimming pool, synthetic turf playing fields, a skate park, and basketball and bocce ball courts. This new plan was developed in response to chronic complaints from the community about drinking, drug abuse, prostitution, gambling, and gang activity reportedly taking place at the park. This behavior gave rise to frequent calls for police service and discouraged many community residents from using their neighborhood park. What was not clear when the council unanimously approved the new plan, however, was what would happen to the park’s 18 murals, many of which date back to the Chicano Pride movement that flourished in Santa Barbara throughout the 1970s. When it became evident at a meeting last November that there was no plan to save the murals —which adorn the walls of park structures deemed too dilapidated or too small to fit into the new design — Eastside neighborhood advocates, including Mark Alvarado, raised the alarm. In response to that alarm, City Hall hired special consultants who concluded that seven of the 18 murals were of such significance that they merited some form CONT’D ON PAGE 10 

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ORTEGA PARK CONT’D FROM P. 9 of preservation. Two of the murals, the report concluded, could be relocated in their present form — though at significant cost — and five others could be replicated and then demolished. That report found the Ortega Park murals represented one of only a handful of mural clusters throughout all of Southern California. It was the only one, it found, where Chumash and Chicano visual and mythological themes were so woven together. The report also noted that none of the murals were 50 years old, typically the threshold for historical significance. Many were relatively recent. And several had been altered over time. While notable muralists, such as Manuel Unzueta, designed many of the murals over a 40-year span, the report also found most of the actual paint had been applied to concrete by young Eastside residents enlisted into the effort in the spirit of community building. That involvement, the report speculated, could account for why so few of the murals have been vandalized over the years. That report found itself in front of the HLC last week for approval. Mural supporters such as Alvarado urged the commission to take no action, arguing not enough com-

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munity outreach had taken place for the commissioners to sign off on it. Approval by the HLC is needed for purposes of environmental review — to certify that any adverse historical impacts of the park’s new master plan would be mitigated. Parks and Rec staff had countered there had been six workshops and seven public hearings on the new park design in which 450 stakeholders weighed in. Only one person, they said, mentioned the murals. That person, it turns out, was Alvarado, a onetime Parks and Rec employee of some community prominence. But joining Alvarado in front of the HLC last week was Anne Petersen, executive director for the Santa Barbara Trust of Historic Preservation. Although the commissioners tied themselves in knots over how the murals should be preserved — with two questioning “if ” — they all agreed they were culturally important to the city’s historical fabric. Whether they were as important as the promised new park amenities or less so, the commissioners disagreed. But, they agreed, that wasn’t their decision to make. That decision, they concluded, should be rendered by people who lived in the community and used the n park.

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like Santa Barbara County isn’t receiving its share of vaccines.” Feingold’s anecdotes are shared by many others who have concerns with Santa Barbara County’s vaccine distribution. However, Do-Reynoso assured the public that the county is getting every dose possible, but it has stuck to only vaccinating those age 75 and older and health-care workers because there simply are not enough vaccines to move on to the next group yet, and there are still people willing to get vaccinated in the current tier. “We have vaccinated roughly 64.2 percent of the 75-plus in our county,” Do-Reynoso said. “We are nearing the state where we are comfortable exploring with our community health-care providers moving on to the next phase. That is a conversation that we are having this week.” To date, the county has received 61,000 doses of the vaccine. Nearly half of those doses were allocated to hospitals. Twentyone percent of the doses were allocated to clinics, and 19 percent were allocated to Public Health vaccination sites. Pharmacies and health-care providers received the remainder, 7 percent and 4 percent of the doses, respectively. For the first time, Do-Reynoso presented a breakdown of who has been vaccinated by race and ethnicity. White people have been vaccinated the most — 31 percent — while Latinos come in at 18 percent. A few groups were at zero percent: Native American people and Black people. “While it is concerning to us that we have several community groups at zero

percent, we will be doubling down on ensuring that these community members will have access to vaccines as well as working with our partners to address vaccine hesitancy and identify any barriers to our community members accessing vaccines when they become eligible,” DoReynoso said.

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More people died of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County in 2021 so far than the entire year of 2020. This is the single worst data point among more encouraging data. Over the past two weeks, active cases decreased by 51 percent from 2,085 to 1,028; deaths have increased by 26 percent from 267 to 337; hospitalizations have decreased by 27 percent from 192 to 141; and intensive-care-unit rates have decreased by 20 percent from 49 to 39. Over the week of January 24-February 4, every area of the county experienced a decrease in cases. Though the ICU capacity from January 25-February 8 decreased by 8 percent, the Central Coast actual ICU availability increased by 97 percent. In response to Supreme Court rulings, the state Public Health Department modified its guidelines for places of worship. Now, in purple and red tiers, churches can have up to 25 percent capacity indoors. In orange and yellow tiers, they can have up to 50 percent capacity. “I’m really excited about the churches reopening and the opportunity that presents,” said 4th District Supervisor Bob Nelson. “That doesn’t mean churches are going to go back to normal, but it does tell us that there are limits on the infringement of our n fundamental rights.”


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COVID Team ‘Doing a Fantastic Job’ Dr. Charity Dean, Supervisors Support Public Health Leadership by Nick Welsh r. Charity Dean, the well-respected former County Public Health officer, brushed off recent suggestions in a Montecito weekly that she should be named Santa Barbara County’s “COVID Czar.” When asked about this by the Independent, Dean replied in a text: “Santa Barbara County already has a COVID czar; the county health officer and public health director. And they are doing a fantastic job. They have my full support. You can quote me on that.” Dean, who is the focus of a new book by best-selling journalist Michael Lewis, scheduled for release this May, served as Santa Barbara County’s public health officer with distinction. She left that post to take the number two spot with the California Department of Public Health, and from there, she was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the task force charged with bringing order to the chaos then dominating the COVID testing program. Dean has returned to Santa Barbara, where she is reportedly in the process of creating a private equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Direct Relief spokesperson Tony Morain also categorically dismissed a similar suggestion that its CEO, Thomas Tighe, might take the post. A front-page editorial appearing in the Montecito Journal suggested Dean or Tighe would be good candidates to replace Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg and Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso, who have held those positions at the time the COVID pandemic hit Santa Barbara. At this week’s County Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors Das Williams, Gregg Hart, and Joan Hartmann expressed unequivocal support for Ansorg and DoReynoso, citing their dedication and the quality of their leadership. Supervisor Hartmann described their task as the equivalent

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of driving a car while building it, while getting new parts that don’t fit, as the car runs out of gas, under hurricane conditions. Though Governor Newsom had officially declared that individuals 65 years of age and older were eligible for vaccinations earlier this year, the fact is that there is an acute shortage of vaccines in this county and statewide. Opening up vaccines to younger residents is only a theoretical possibility at this time. County health officials have been forced to insist that frontline health workers and residents 75 years old or more be given first priority for vaccines because they are most exposed and vulnerable. Together, those groups comprise 58,000 individuals. To date, 64 percent of those 75 and older have been vaccinated. For health-care workers, the number is 50 percent. Governor Newsom has changed the rules regarding COVID many times, sometimes quite suddenly and often inconsistently. More recently, he has declined to consider creating a special tier for people in the 65-to74 range with comorbidities. Trying to weigh competing comorbidities when dispensing a limited number of vaccines in the face of overwhelming demand has worried health administrators across the nation. However, Do-Reynoso stated Tuesday she would be open to considering such a provision were there to be sufficient vaccines available.  The real problem, according to the supervisors, is the lack of vaccines, not the lack of leadership. The only real solution is an increase in supply. Supervisor Williams, whose district includes Montecito, stated, “It’s completely understandable given the level of fear for people to want to be frustrated, to want someone held accountable, to have someone to blame. But in a crisis, that’s not how we in a community should behave.” n

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by Delaney Smith pending time in nature has proved to enhance children’s learning abilities, but in this day and age, kids are spending more time on devices and less time outside—so a group of residents came together to create a charter school, the proposed Thoreau Community School. “The school addresses the needs of children who need communityoriented, outdoor learning,” said Marianne D’Emidio Caston, president of the Thoreau Board of Directors. “Many children don’t do well IN THE FIELD: If approved, Thoreau Community School in traditional schools, not because would take students on day trips in nature as part of the class they’re bad, but because they need an curriculum. active environment to be in.” The nature-based public charter, which Generally, a big criticism against charwould serve transitional kindergarten ter schools is that they provide a school for through 6th grade, public charter first put white, affluent students to transfer out of in its petition with the Santa Barbara Uni- the diverse public schools, further segrefied School District in October 2020. At the gating public-school students. Thoreau has end of February, the district’s Board of Edu- taken measures to ensure that if approved, cation will vote to approve Thoreau or not. the school would be diverse. The school has substantial support, as more The founding members have reached than 270 community members have shown out to low-income and Latino families and interest as well as teachers both in and outside decided that Thoreau would offer afterof Santa Barbara Unified. The idea for the school childcare and free breakfast and school started in 2017, but its heavy emphasis free lunch programs, as those are heavily on outdoor learning also makes it fitting dur- utilized by the Latino students currently enrolled in the district. Though they do not ing the pandemic. A typical school day for students involves have a school site yet, the founders want it outdoor learning and play through real-life to be downtown to be more accessible to nature exploration on field trips and a school families without vehicles. garden in which they can grow their own “One huge component is that we really food. The purpose is not just for children to are teaching about different cultures, world enjoy the outdoors, but to teach them about geography, and teaching about empathy ecological literacy, climate change, and stew- and compassion,” Turkish said. “Teaching history in a way that’s age-appropriate and ardship of the planet. “Nature is very healing,” said Allison Turk- about where we are, like teaching about the ish, a founding member and outreach com- Chumash. We want to celebrate and teach mittee member. “It supports the whole child, diversity.” The school also puts focus on teaching meaning that we have academics but we also recognize that social and emotional skills students about social justice and equity in and relationships are just as important. We keeping with the school’s eponym, Henry want to help build that foundation through David Thoreau, who was an abolitionist in learning to take care of nature and take care addition to a nature advocate. According to the school’s petition, of themselves and each other.” Turkish added that classes can consist beginning in the early grades, students will of mixed ages, like Montessori schools. “It learn about variance in family structures depends on what is best for that student,” she and appreciation of variance in skin tones, said. special talents, or needs. They will begin to Additionally, the school is a project-based formulate an understanding of their own one that focuses on child-centered assign- strengths, affinities, and skills as they conments, meaning that if a child is interested in a struct their own sense of self. Teachers will particular subject, they can do a project based provide lessons that help students examon that. However, all teaching practices will ine their beliefs and biases in the learning still be aligned with the California Common community and to collaboratively question the justice in the classroom, school, and Core State Standards. “I want to be sure people understand that community. academics come from learning through expeThe school is aiming to open for the rience even better than through worksheets,” 2021-2022 school year. It intends to enroll D’Emidio Caston said. “We are not minimiz- 100 students in its first year and 300, its maximum capacity, by its fifth year. n ing academics; it’s not a soft curriculum.”

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however long,” her family said. “The house was never too crowded, money was never too tight, and everyone was family while they were there.” While raising three kids with her husband, Tom, Jo Carol worked as a bookkeeper at Federal Drug Co., Santa Barbara Distributing Company, MarBorg Industries, and Santa Barbara High School. She was also an active volunteer at her church, her children’s schools, and other community groups. In her free time, she loved gathering with her bunco group on the Mesa. Jo Carol had a soft spot for dogs and cats. Her last dog, Gracie, was a close companion. “No public funeral service will be held during the pandemic,” her family said. “Anyone who knew Jo Carol will find a way to celebrate her life, without a doubt.”

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After a long, hard battle with COVID-19, Luella Mae Draper Zerr died January 29 in her sleep, her family announced. She’d been very healthy before she fell ill and was just shy of 88 years old. In 1954, as a single young woman, Luella braved the world and took a train from her hometown of Aberdeen, South Dakota, to the West Coast. She married a widower, Steven Zerr, whose two children were “yearning for a mother,” her family said. Luella’s own mom had died when she was a toddler, “so she grew up dreaming of being the best mother and wife she could be,” they said. “Her surviving three daughters — Kathleen, the eldest; Susan Bye, the one in the middle; and Luann Caesar, the ‘baby’ — along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren would all agree she more than succeeded.” “We are comforted knowing she will be reunited with Steve, her husband and our dad, along with Gary and Keith, her predeceased sons,” the family continued. “We wish them all grace and glory together once again.” In lieu of flowers, they suggested mailing a donation to Carpinteria Beautiful in Luella’s name.

JO CAROL MURPHY

Jo Carol (Zellers) Murphy loved her family, her pets, and good food. “If that brings inspiration for giving to a local nonprofit dedicated to those life-fulfilling forces,” her family said, “by all means, do that in her memory.” Jo Carol, a lifelong Santa Barbara resident, passed away from COVID-19 complications at the age of 75 at a senior care community in Escondido. “She will be remembered for her generosity, opening her home throughout her life to those who needed a place to stay, for

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t is the winter of  discontent for many Buellton-area vintners  The commission’s vote on and residents, as two SFS Farms SFS Farms comes on the more outdoor cannabis heels of its unanimous projects, one of them the January 13 approval of largest in the county to S A N TA R I TA H I L L S date, were approved for the Central Coast Agriculture, picturesque Sta. Rita Hills a 32-acre hoop-house wine region. operation at 8701 Santa How and whether the Rosa Road. Unlike SFS Farms, county requires odor Central Coast Agriculture controls on these early Central Coast Agriculture is less than half a mile from projects — SFS Farms OpCo 1 at the western end a rural neighborhood and of the Sta. Rita Hills and requires a conditional-use Central Coast Agriculture permit, a more restrictive at the eastern end—will set zoning permit that a precedent for nearly 800 RED ZONES: Nearly 800 acres of cannabis “growsâ€? are in various stages of county review for the Sta. Rita Hills. Each red dot represents a separate application. applies to only five of the acres of outdoor “growsâ€? The gray areas show where commercial cannabis is banned. cannabis projects in the pipeline west of Buellton. that are proposed for the region and in various stages of county review, critics say. John De Friel, the Central Coast Agriculture owner In all, the county has received 24 applications for cannabis Speaking for SFS Farms, attorney Larry Conlan called and CEO, was required to install carbon air filters in cultivation in the Sta. Rita Hills, a federally designated the vintners’ arguments “misinformed,â€? “biased,â€? and his processing building and place an odor-neutralizing American Viticultural Area between Lompoc and Buellton. “fear-mongeringâ€? and claimed that the Melville Winery piping system around one corner of his property. In “The situation is going to be made worse and worse, the was “fanning the flames with the flyers it sent out to the addition, he must fresh-freeze his plants within two more of these that are approved,â€? Kurt Ammann, general community.â€? hours of harvest, investigate and address neighbors’ odor manager of the Melville Winery, told the County Planning SFS Farms lies south of the tasting rooms and eight miles complaints, and perform onsite weather monitoring. Commission last week. “It will be the end of a heritage form from Buellton, Conlan said, and the cannabis to be grown That’s more odor control than was required for Busy of agriculture in this county.â€? there will be a strain that smells like “vanilla dessert.â€? And Bee’s Organics, Castlerock Family Farms, and West At the February 3 hearing, representatives of the Melville, there is no scientific evidence that terpenes from cannabis Coast Farms, three outdoor grows that were approved Gainey, Zotovich, and Kessler-Haak wineries, joined by can damage wine grapes, he said. last year on Highway 246 in the Sta. Rita Hills. All three a group of neighbors on Highway 246, were appealing a “This is the type of project that the county cherishes for are now the subject of citizen lawsuits against the county. proposal by SFS Farms for 87 acres of cannabis—about 65 cannabis,â€? Conlan said. At Central Coast Agriculture, De Friel is football fields’ worth— that was approved last fall by the Bob Campbell, a third-generation farmer, is leasing a voluntarily growing low-odor strains of cannabis. Two county planning director. At a minimum, they asked the small portion of his 965-acre ranch at 4874 Hapgood Road commissioners said they visited the operation during a commission to scale down the project. to SFS Farms. He noted that many agricultural commodities recent harvest and didn’t smell anything. SFS Farms would overwhelm nearby homes and tasting have come and gone in the region because they were not “I think we’ve come up with the best way of dealing rooms with the skunky smell of pot, these critics said, and profitable, including mustard seed, dairy products, sugar with odor control that we can,â€? Parke said. the prevailing winds would blow the odors into Buellton. The beets, and flower seed. Campbell runs a cattle operation and vintners also said they were worried about potential damage grows strawberries and vegetables. to their grapes from oily compounds, called terpenes, that “Vineyards are not the only agricultural use that counts,â€? The commission did not require De Friel to test for odor are released into the air by marijuana plants. he told the commission. “Cannabis will allow families like at harvest time, a control measure that both the City of “You’re talking about a massive, massive size difference mine to have the income we need to keep our farms intact Buellton and the Santa Barbara Coalition for Responsible over what the commission has reviewed so far,â€? Ammann and in production.â€? Cannabis had lobbied for. The coalition, a countywide But Dan Gainey, a third-generation farmer whose group, has appealed the commission’s approval of Central told the commission. “The odor is going to affect residents and hundreds of thousands of tourists who come to this area vineyard lies next to SFS Farms, countered that previous Coast Agriculture to the County Board of Supervisors. to spend money.â€? crops in the Sta. Rita Hills went out of business because of Buellton residents say the stench of cannabis Keith Saarloos, a Los Olivos vintner, reminded the market conditions, not because they were “forced outâ€? by permeated the town during the fall harvest last October. commissioners that “there’s pictures of vineyards in your “incompatible uses.â€? Busy Bee’s and Central Coast Agriculture are the only offices.â€? “I’m for cannabis,â€? Gainey said. “I’m just not for it at the two cannabis projects operating near town, but even so, “Cannabis is untested, untried, and could hurt this expense of existing viable operations.â€? it’s hard to tell which one is responsible for the smell, industry,â€? he said. “We’ll lose something that makes our Commissioner John Parke of Solvang proposed reducing City Manager Scott Wolfe said. county special.â€? the project to 42 acres so as to create a 1,500-foot buffer “Unless the county mandates odor testing on each between it and downwind vineyards. He said a and every parcel, you’re not going to be able to prove larger project would undermine “the integrity anything,â€? he said. “There’s not going to be a way to of agricultural operationsâ€? in violation of the determine where the smell is coming from.â€? county’s general plan. Testing can demonstrate whether the odor-control The other commissioners liked Parke’s idea, equipment and low-odor strains of cannabis at Cenbut Planning Director Lisa Plowman told tral Coast Agriculture are actually working, said Marc them that county ordinances did not allow the Chytilo, a coalition attorney. commission to scale down the project. In the “They claim they’ve never been responsible for end, the vote was 4-1 in favor of SFS Farms, with odors,â€? he said. “They should be able to demonstrate Parke opposed. No odor controls were required. that they’re not causing odors beyond their property In addition, the commissioners voted 5-0 line.â€? to solicit bids for an independent study on the Theresa Reilly, a retired Buellton teacher, said the impact of cannabis terpenes on wine grapes, if smell of cannabis gives her headaches, sinus problems, and a sore throat. the County Board of Supervisors agrees. “We’ve been talking about it for two years, “We had two really bad weeks in 2020,â€? she said, “but THE HILLS HAVE WEED: The County Planning Commission recently approved a zoning and it’s time to get it done,â€? Commissioner Dan we’re looking at several really bad months in 2021 from permit for 87 acres of outdoor cannabis without hoops — one of the largest outdoor n Blough of Santa Maria said. the multiple farms that are going in.â€? cannabis “growsâ€? in the county — on this field at the western end of the Sta. Rita Hills. 246

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Opinions angry poodle barbecue Who Is Still Hesitating About Vaccine? MAN BITES DOG: I’m a word guy, but every

now and then some number sashays along and bites me in the ass. That’s what happened at last Friday’s weekly media briefing on COVID —hosted by the county’s two co-COVID czars, Dr. Henning Ansorg and Dr. Van Do-Reynoso. For all the Hunger Games exasperation expressed by those not on the vaccination cool-person list yet, it turns out a ton of people at the very top of that list are still “hesitant” — that’s the word — about getting vaccinated. We’re talking frontline healthcare workers —people who interface directly with those seeking medical attention. As of last Friday—many weeks into the county’s ongoing vaccination fire drill— 50 percent of those health-care workers had actually gotten vaccinated. I could have

used the word “only” to modify the number “50 percent.” But that would run counter to the false sense of journalistic dispassion I try to project. That means 50 percent of the county’s 26,000 frontline health-care workers are, well, hesitating. These 26,000 health workers and more than 32,000 people 75 years old and older are first in line to get the 6,000 vaccines the federal government sends us a week. To date, we have received 61,000 vaccines. That 50 percent, by the way, is just an average, explained Ansorg, so understated in his communication style that he could holler “fire” in a crowded movie theater and no one would

get trampled. At Cottage Hospital, Ansorg said, 80 percent of the workers have gotten vaccinated. But in some skilled nursing facilities, the number is closer to 30 percent. Thirty percent!  That means 70 percent have not.  That matters because when it comes to COVID outbreaks, skilled nursing and longterm care facilities are potential tinder boxes. As the owner of Heritage House on Hollister Avenue in Goleta put it, “I run the equivalent of a cruise ship,” he said. “But my crew gets to go home every night.” He paused to let

that sink in. You didn’t need to be able to spell “epidemiologist” to get the picture. He runs a very nice place. Light, bright, clean, airy, warm, inviting. Lots of amenities. When I visited, I met a retired four-star general who was staying there. As a long-term care facility, Heritage House was at the top of the list for vaccinations. But the feds had contracted with Walgreens and CVS to do the vaccinating at such facilities. At the time, Heritage House had been getting the run-around from CVS. The owner was calling his congressmember, his county supervisor, his state representatives, county public health, and, as a last resort, even the media. At the time there was nothing the county could do but also plead, cajole, and otherwise intervene. Eventually, the vaccines appeared. I asked the understated Ansorg why so many health workers were hesitant. He blamed conspiracy theories and hoaxes that abound on social media. How Bill Gates is

infusing the vaccines with ID chips for nefarious purposes. How vaccine test subjects died off mysteriously by the thousands when the real numbers are closer to six, of whom only two were actually vaccinated. (The other four were given placebos.) Some people worry the vaccine will render them sterile.

And then we’ve all seen what happens as hordes of wildebeest try to cross the river on Nature TV. The first ones in the water, typically, get chomped by the crocs. No one wants to get chomped. To a certain extent, hesitancy is hardwired into the part of our brain that controls wildebeest behavior. But Ansorg also acknowledged cultural and historical issues. Black and Latinx people, he said, are more hesitant than others because of fear and mistrust when it comes to government authority. According to a recent Kaiser survey, 57 percent of white people would take the vaccine as soon as possible, while only 35 percent of Black people would and 42 percent of Latinx people would. At the county supervisors’ meeting this Tuesday, Do-Reynoso revealed that preliminary numbers show that in Santa Barbara, 31 percent of those vaccinated so far are white, 18 percent Latinx, 0 percent Black, and 20 percent of multiple ethnicity and race. But for those inclined to dismiss “equity” as the latest in a long line of trendy PC causes, consider this: Latinx people make up 48 per-

cent of our population, 65 percent of our cases, 72 percent of our hospitalizations, and 56 percent of our deaths.

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Who do you think is working in all our skilled nursing facilities? In all our medical facilities? In all our cruise ships where the workers get to go home every night? The big problem here is that there are actual facts that infuse this suspicion—actual facts

that are much crazier than any deranged conspiracies about pedophile pizza parlors.  

For 40 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Public Health Department conducted an experiment on 600 unwitting Black subjects in Alabama to determine the biological impacts of syphilis if allowed to go untreated. The experiments — conducted in conjunction with Tuskegee University —began in 1932. Six hundred subjects were enlisted with the promise of free medical treatment; 400 had latent syphilis, 200 did not. All were Black, poor sharecroppers. Most were illiterate. They were told they were being studied for ailments related to “bad blood.” Even though penicillin hit the scene in 1947, none of the subjects were given any. No one named Mengele was involved. Internal whistleblowers raised ethical concerns in 1955, 1965, and in 1966, but each time their objections were brushed aside. Not until the now-defunct Washington Star broke the story in 1972 was the experiment halted. By that time, 128 of the subjects had died from syphilis or its many complications—blindness, deafness, mental deterioration, heart disease— 40 wives infected, and 19 children born infected.

Those are some serious numbers. My ass hurts. And I’m at a loss for words. —Nick Welsh

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About Ortega Park The February 4 story online about the murals at Ortega Park — which were threatened with destruction in a city Parks & Rec renovation proposal — hit a nerve among Facebook readers: Miranda Jo Stoeckly I go here all the time with my kids, and there are all sorts of people there regularly. I love this park as it is, with its quiet and open space in which to play. Renovation would be amazing, but that artwork is part of the park’s charm. • Zachary King Glad to hear the city seems willing to ask the community what we think. These murals are unique and important. It’s a shame this wasn’t acknowledged in the initial renovation reports — and that only some murals are being considered for their historical merit. I think communities of Chicanx mural artists and activists could discuss the importance of change to this art form, and there could be space provided for new art. Gretchen Hackett Brinser Were the people at the initial workshops and meetings told all the murals would be removed? Were they told it was necessary to remove them in order to have an improved playground? Did they understand that they could object? I find it hard to believe no one raised any objection at the time. The worst part of the city’s report is this: “The murals do not represent an intact, unique, or particular style that is important to the heritage of the City.” I have an MA in historic preservation and that statement is just not true. Mark Moses Alvarado I’m that one person who asked at those early meetings because the murals were not part of the discussion. I was told that we would get to the murals later, and that ended up being November 12 of last year when the city told us all the murals would be destroyed. There was never a comprehensive discussion regarding the fate of the murals. Some community partners have stated that the city’s view of the murals is based in racism and that after everything we have been through after George Floyd, some folks have not been paying attention.

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am a 27-year Isla Vista resident, born and raised in this beautiful place. Sadly, some of the moments I recall most distinctly as a little girl are dangerous encounters with the transients in the parks and open spaces of Isla Vista. My unconventional I.V. childhood is full of wonderful memories of surfing all day, swimming at the faculty club or RecCen, and eating pizza at Giovanni’s. But even now, I will not run around the lagoon alone; I will not enter Isla Vista’s central park alone; I will not walk on the same side of the street as one of those big yellow buses I took to school. Those are some of my parents’ rules that remain with my siblings and me to this day. I loved to play in the “dinosaur” park across the street from my home. One day, a friend and I were playing when a man, unclothed from the waist down, emerged from the trees behind us. We sprinted home crying, and my friend never played at my house again. From that point onward, my beloved dinosaur park was not the same. For my entire childhood, Anisq’Oyo’ Park, its public restrooms, and the nearby streets were monopolized by transients. I could play on the Purple Dinosaur or ride down the “Big-Girl Slide” (now gone), but only if my parents wiped them off first and watched my sisters and me the entire time. Selling Girl Scout cookies in front of I.V. Market was great because students love Thin Mints and always want to buy from a little girl. That turned south fast once scary, drunk panhandlers showed up asking for money. I remember the I.V. Foot Patrol forcing them to go away. Isla Vista today is déjà vu all over again. Children cannot go to the park, the new Community Center, or anywhere near downtown. That was wrong 20 years ago, and it is wrong now. Transient occupancy of our parks needs to end, permanently. All of us and especially children deserve the right to enjoy Isla Vista. —Kiley Neushul, Isla Vista

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obituaries Kay (Kyoko) Asakawa 6/9/1921 - 1/9/2021

Kay (Kyoko) Asakawa (nee Tokuda) was born June 9, 1921 in Brawley, California to parents Sakusaburo and Ryoko Odajima Tokuda. She completed high school and junior college in Imperial Valley, but in 1942, following Executive Order 9066, was forcibly relocated with the rest of her family to the Japanese Internment Camp located at Heart Mountain in Park County, Wyoming. During the war, she and some members of her family were relocated again to Chicago where she worked as a domestic and a waitress in the University of Chicago Faculty Club. She then met Takeo Asakawa, a native of San Diego, who was in Chicago during a term of US Army Service. The couple married and settled in Pasadena, California where Takeo completed his degree in engineering at Caltech and Kay worked at Caltech in the office of Linus Pauling. Later, the family made their home in Claremont. Kay and Takeo had two sons, Philip (1949) and David (1954). After the passing of her husband in 1968, Kay moved to Carpinteria, and then to Goleta, where she would make her home for many years. She continued to work in university administration, concluding her career with over a decade of service at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She took joy in the growth of her family, welcoming daughters-in-law, and celebrating the birth of three grandchildren. Throughout her life, she enjoyed creating art, maintaining close contact with family, and exploring and keeping her faith. She passed away in Santa Barbara on January 9, 2021, knowing that she would soon be gratefully reunited with those she loved who preceded her in passing: her husband, her sons, her brother Tadashi, as well as her sisters Aiko, Shizuko, Lillian, and Emiko. She is survived by her sister 18

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Olympia, sister-in-law Lili Yuriko, her brother-in-law Masato (Bruce) Asakawa, daughters-in-law Joan Asakawa and Ingerid Ekeland, her grandchildren Scott Asakawa, Jessie EkelandAsakawa, and Layia AsakawaEkeland, as well as her grandchildren-in-law Jaimie Asakawa and Keith Chancey. It’s been a “Wonderful Life’’……Jack.

Katrina Kay Brugmann 2/6/1961 - 1/28/2021

This past week we lost Katrina – dear wife, mother and friend – to metastatic breast cancer. She was just shy of celebrating her 60th birthday. Katrina was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Jean and Bruce B. Brugmann. In 1964 the Brugmanns moved to San Francisco where they founded and published the San Francisco Bay Guardian. During her high school years, Katrina worked at the newspaper doing entertainment listings and design in the art department. She attended Bradford College in Bradford, Massachusetts and graduated from Cornell University with a major in Political Science. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1982. She met and married David Perez, an electrical engineer in 1988. They raised two children, Madeline and Nicholas. Madeline is a student in Yale University’s Physician Associate Program and Nicholas is an engineer in Ventura. Katrina’s professional career included time working in marketing at KBLS 990 Radio, an education coordinator at Educational Foundation (known as EF) working with foreign exchange students, Santa Barbara Designs, and most recently at Trinity Episcopal

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Church in Santa Barbara, CA. At Trinity, she was an office administrator. This recent position at Trinity is what she loved the most. It was often said that the Trinity office was the heartbeat of the church. Katrina loved the staff and members of the church. She made everyone feel comfortable whenever there was a request for services or help. Homeless would often show up outside her office window and she would provide food, money or referral to a local shelter for those who needed it. As a result, she had many repeat customers. She loved working with the Santa Barbara Warming Center to provide Trinity’s space for those who would otherwise be in the inclement weather for the night. She also volunteered at the Transition House where she would prepare meals for unfortunate families in need of assistance. Katrina loved to travel. Among the many places that she traveled to were Kenya, Tanzania, Chile, the Galapagos Islands, Trinidad and Tabago, Brazil, Germany, England , France, Italy, Croatia, Canada, Hawaii, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, Ecuador, Turkey, New Caledonia, and Peru. Of these, the safari in Africa was the most memorable. She enjoyed the giraffes, white rhinos, lions, elephants, and zebras. She fondly remembered the Maasai people with their colorful robes of bright red and beautiful beaded jewelry. She created photo albums of each of these trips so that she could re-live them over and over. The day before she died, knowing the end was near, she told her mother and father with whom she traveled extensively, “We had fun, didn’t we?” Katrina was a prodigious reader, and her children loved her to read to them from the plethora of children’s books she acquired or borrowed from the Goleta Library. While her kids were attending La Patera Elementary School, she dedicated much of her free time to the La Patera Book Fair where she helped raise money for the school’s library. One of her favorite monthly gatherings was with the members of her book club to which she belonged for more than 27 years. She was also a member of the San Francisco Bay Guardian Board of Directors. Katrina loved to walk around Lake Los Carneros’ numerous paths and marvel at

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the flora and fauna. The view of the Santa Ynez Mountain Range was one of her favorites while on those walks. This was her daily routine rain or shine. Her family has created a Go-Fund-Me page for donations that will be used to place a bench in her honor at Lake Los Carneros. Please go to this link if you’d like to contribute: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ katrina-perez-memorialbench-at-lake-los-carneros?qi d=5ee943dfd81409dd1e126630 705adce4 She is survived by her loving husband David, daughter Madeline and son Nicholas of Santa Barbara, CA and her parents Jean and Bruce, and brother Dan Brugmann of San Francisco, CA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trinity Episcopal Church 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

John T. Henigin

1/21/1949 - 1/26/2021

John T. Henigin was the quintessential outdoors-man. From a young age he enjoyed anything and everything outside. Born in Oxnard to a family with 9 other siblings, then three more adopted, he moved around the country but always ended up back in the Santa Barbara area. He attended Bishop Diego High School and SBCC while working at Chuck’s Steak House, learning the perfect BBQ techniques. In his 30’s he opened Pronto Muffler in Oxnard. In his 50’s he transitioned to radio full time hosting Fish Talk Radio and Reel Fun Adventures, taking guests to Alaska and Mexico on fishing excursions. Along with his passion of all forms of fishing, he loved skiing, hunting and horseback riding. He was a long time member of Rancheros Vistadores, The Nature Center at Cachuma Lake, Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Art Museum and President of the Outdoor Writers Association. He also hosted Cork and Fork which helped share his passion for wine and cooking. John is survived by his daughter and her husband Jennifer Housh and Patrick Housh, granddaughters,

Evelyn and Chloe Housh, his brothers Patrick Henigin, Eric and Mark Romero, sister Yvette Romero, his long time friends Sandra Landers, Julie Isabelle, and many many friends and family all over the world. A celebration of life will be held at a later time. Donations in his name may be made to the Neal Taylor Nature Center

Peter F. Churchill 5/1/1938 - 2/5/2021

Peter was born in Santa Barbara, to Gladys (Irvine) and Franklin Churchill. He attended local schools Goleta Union for 1st through 7th, Santa Barbara Jr High for 8th & 9th and Santa Barbara High, graduating in 1956. Peter was in the army and the army reserves from 1956 – 1962. He married Helen Zozara in 1957 and had daughter Terry and son Patrick.  He worked at the family business Churchill Heating and Sheet Metal for 42 years, retiring in 1997.  Peter married Sherrill McLachlan in 1973. For over 50 years Peter enjoyed sailing on his Geary 18 “Citation” and sailboat “Primetime” and being a member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club.  He was the commodore in 2003.  He was also a member of the local Elks #613 for over 30 years. He really enjoyed camping with the Caravaneers!  Throughout the years travels to Europe, Mexico and Hawaii were the best. Peter is survived by his wife, Sherry Churchill, daughter Terry Graf(Eric), son Patrick Churchill (Kerri) and stepdaughters Heather McLachlan, Shawn Dyer (Drew) and Angela Thompson (James). He had eight grandchildren Brennon & Jordon Dyer, Stuart & Reese Moulton, Karly & Erin Graf and Alec & Ian Churchill. A Celebration of Life will be held at Santa Barbara Yacht Club in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation C/O SBYC 130 Harbor Way SB, Ca 93109 Continued on p. 20


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BY C A R L A F R I S K A N D G A I L M A R S H A L L ohn David Buttny recently passed away after a long life

of activism and community service. From organizing to working for elected officials, he was a remarkably committed, generous member of the community. John rarely said “no” when asked to work on issues ranging from the Vietnam War to environmental protection to homelessness; from Isla Vista to the Goleta Valley and from the Gaviota Coast to the bucolic Santa Ynez Valley. John was born in 1938, one of five siblings, and raised in Allendale, New Jersey, by John, his German father, and Irene, his Italian mother. Following his graduation from high school in 1955, he joined the U.S. Navy, sailing the oceans to see the world from aboard a naval destroyer. Following his Navy stint, John earned his bachelor’s degree on the GI Bill at the University of New Hampshire. John then attended grad school at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he studied the French Resistance. This was during the 1960s, when protests against the Vietnam War were raging. As a result, John became active in the Boulder Chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society. Following his many years of anti-war activism, John moved to the Colorado high country, making speakers for stereo systems. There in the Rocky Mountains, he met June Standley, and they had a son, Josh. But they separated after a time: June and Josh moved to Isla Vista, and John moved to Chicago, where he continued his activism. He then relocated to Bolinas, California, where he took time to rethink his activism. He’d been visiting his son in Isla Vista regularly and decided to move there to be closer to him. In 1976, John met Bette Robinson when a mutual friend brought John to a dinner party at Bette’s home. They instantly connected and soon after fell in love. They were married on

PRAGMATIC REBEL: John Buttny was a fierce advocate for Santa Barbara County’s people and resources during his years as executive assistant to supervisors Bill Wallace and Gail Marshall.

the steps of the Santa Barbara Courthouse in 1978. For more than 40 years, John and Bette shared a bond of absolute trust. He loved and cherished her, and he was the love of her life. John became a father to Bette’s children, Alice and Christian. Along with Josh, he nurtured and loved them unconditionally. Soon after John landed in Isla Vista, he immersed himself in a variety of local activities. Always drawn to grassroots politics, organized, likeable, and a natural-born leader, he served as executive director of the Isla Vista Municipal Advisory Council from 1981 to 1983, and was then named executive director for the nonprofit Rochdale Housing Co-op for UCSB students. He also worked for the nonprofit Santa Barbara Community Housing Corp. and served on the County Human Services Commission. One of John’s most steadfast friendships began in his early days in Isla Vista, when he met Ed Maschke. For more than 40 years, the two worked on a multitude of issues together, walked precincts, and staffed political campaign offices and phone banks. They bounced ideas off each other and had countless introspective talks about a wide range of issues. John fought for saner policies within the County of Santa Barbara in many areas from energy and oil development to housing and homelessness. In 1985, John was selected as executive assistant to 3rd District County Supervisor Bill Wallace, a post that provided him with a platform to build his reputation as savvy, thoughtful, and shrewd. He was passionate about his views and an apt political strategist with the nuts-and-bolts knowledge of successful campaigning. John also became an expert on land-use issues. He claimed that he learned how to speedread environmental impact reports while working for Bill. He was described as a pragmatic rebel, committed to whatever he did, but also knowing when to compromise. Recalling his years with John, Bill Wallace said that John was a hero to those who knew and worked with him. He was an invaluable asset to the county, but most of all, he was a true friend who never let any of us down. By 1996, when the county supervisor’s seat changed hand, John had established himself as a HOUSING ADVOCATE: In the early ’80s, Buttny led Isla Vista’s Rochdale Houswell-respected, dedicated public servant. Superviing Co-op. sor-elect Gail Marshall didn’t waste any time asking

John to be her executive assistant, beginning a relationship that lasted for more than 25 years. One of John’s key assets was that he was so knowledgeable about the county and its challenges, and the importance of protecting the county’s unparalleled environmental resources and its natural beauty. An equally important asset was John’s steadfast belief that government played a critical role in working for people, a belief that made him a truly dedicated public servant. Of John, Marshall said, “He understood the paradox that the more successfully we preserve what is best about Santa Barbara County, the greater the threats from encroaching interests.” John was a fierce advocate for the many needs of the homeless community. Following his stint with supervisor Marshall, John’s great empathy for the homeless led him to throw himself into this difficult issue, taking the helm of the Bringing Our Community Home, an organization that drafted a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. For many years, John was a regular “cook” at Real Men Cook, an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Arts Outreach. Having moved to the Santa Ynez Valley while working for Marshall, he later served, along with Marshall and others, on the Board of Directors of the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance, an organization that strived to work on many of the issues that defined John’s life. In 2008, John received the Santa Barbara County Action Network’s Social Justice Award for promoting tolerance, respect, and compassion for all people in our community, and particularly for his work on the Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. John’s was a life of service and principle. He was true to his convictions, a defender of justice, and a protector of the environment. John did not suffer fools. If you didn’t want to dance, he was not going to join your revolution. John was a joyful storyteller and a kind and giving person. He had the unique quality of making whoever he was talking with feel like their words were heard. He had a love for jazz music, fine whiskey, and good conversation. John’s children remember him as giving a lifetime of nurturing, unconditional love, a thousand tender memories, massive family burrito nights, Cubs games, soccer practices, and big family breakfasts. John was preceded in death by his son Christian in 2009. He is survived by his wife, Bette; son Josh; and daughter, Alice; his sister, Esther; and his grandchildren, Adam, Veronica, Cameron, Sofia, and Owen.

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obituaries Stephen H. Branda 11/9/2020

Steve, or Bwana, as he was known to his friends and colleagues, passed away on November 9, 2020, after a year of health issues. Born in the San Fernando Valley, and raised by his parents, Armond and Edna, he was a standout football player at Alemany High School in Mission Hills. After two years at Cal State Northridge, he transferred to UCSB, and upon graduating in 1972, he settled in Santa Barbara. His quick wit, sharp intelligence, and friendly demeanor earned him the respect of his co-workers, vendors, and customers at every company he worked for, including Infomag, SBRC, PDI, AEC-Able, and ATK Space, where he ultimately retired. As Quality Manager, one of Steve’s jobs was to be the face of the company, hosting inspectors and customer management teams for grueling all-day audits. It was common for a sour faced inspector to show up in the morning, only to wind up smiling by the end of the day. When roaring laughter could be heard from one of the conference rooms, one could be sure that it was Steve, doing what he did best, ‘holding court’, sitting at the head of the table, with everybody in stitches, eyes wet from uncontrollable laughter. Steve’s passion for all things musical led to his building of a large record collection and state-of-the-art stereo system that was central to his friends’ gatherings. As a fan of bluegrass and Americana music, he played mandolin, and is considered the godfather of the musical group that call themselves The Barnstormers. He excelled in the gift of conversation, had an ebullient sense of humor, and was an avid storyteller. Steve was the glue that held friends together, the spark that lit up people’s hearts, the light that illuminated where kindness grew, the big man 20

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in the middle of any gathering. Whether it was a concert, camping, music festival, or a gathering of friends at Joe’s Cafe, Steve was the leader, and always will be. He leaves his friends with heavy hearts, as there is now a giant hole where a gentle giant once stood. A memorial for Bwana will be held in the new year. It will be a time of joyful remembrance and a source of comfort for everyone who had the good fortune to know him.

Mike Torres Martinez 9/16/1925 - 1/31/2021

Mike Torres Martinez, 95, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara due to complications related to Covid-19. He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. His character was defined by strong family values of faith, hard work, honesty, responsibility, respect, being thankful, and getting along with others. Mike was born on Sept. 16, 1925, in Colton, California, the eight of 12 children born to Maximo and Sabina Martinez. His parents immigrated from Teocaltiche, Mexico to the United States, arriving in Texas in 1918. During the Great Depression, Mike’s father and older brothers followed various work opportunities from Texas to the West Coast in the railway, mining, industrial, and agricultural industry. Around 1934, the family arrived in Ventura County, where Mike and his siblings attended local schools and worked in the seasonal agriculture industry. The family moved permanently to Carpinteria in 1942, where they purchased a home. During WWII, Mike followed his older brothers in responding to the Nation’s request for help and enlisted in the military to defend their country. He served in the US 7th Army, 14th Armored Division “Liberators”, 25th Tank Battalion. He was involved in combat campaigns in South-

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ern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. He fought in several large-scale battles, including the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of HattenRittershoffen, and the invasion and defeat of Nazi Germany as part of General Patton’s 3rd Army. His Division is credited for the liberation of several POW camps, including the infamous Dachau concentration camps complex. He was wounded in action six days before the war in Europe ended and received a Purple Heart. After the war, Mike returned to Carpinteria, where he met and married Ramona Gonzales, and together they raised two sons. Mike worked in the local Carpinteria area for various organizations, including the Carpinteria Lemon Association, and then as a ranch foreman for Rancho Feliz. Later he worked as a custodian for the Santa Barbara School District at San Marcos High School, “go Royals,” and retired after 22 years of service in 1987. Mike then performed volunteer and part-time work for the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and provided advice on the new facility’s construction. Mike was a devoted husband and father; his family always came first. He enjoyed spending his retirement with the love of his life, Ramona, and together they enjoyed traveling, garage sales, working in their yard ( a favorite activity), and visits from their family members, sons, and grandchildren. Following his wife’s death in 2012, he spent his final years of retirement at home working on his yard before moving to the GranVida Senior Living and Memory Care community. He was a member of the St Joseph Church Parish. Mike is preceded in death by his wife, Ramona; parents, Maximo and Sabina Martinez; and siblings, Agustin (Margarite), Refugio, Albert, Joe, Lupe(Lonnie), Max, and Jack; and sister-in-law Linda Martinez and Rosie Martinez. He is survived by two sons, Michael (Jennie) and Thomas (Clarice); and grandchildren, Stephen (Nina), Kelly, Daniel, Jon (Heidi), and David. He is also survived by three brothers Jess, Lorenzo, and Ernest (Jennie), and sister-in-law Rita Martinez, Catalina Martinez, and Mercy Martinez.

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Due to COVID-19 and cemetery service attendance restrictions, a small graveside service will be held at the Carpinteria Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2021. The family would like to thank the Cottage Hospital ER staff in Santa Barbara, his medical doctors at Sansum Clinic, and staff members of the GranVida Senior Living and Memory Care community. A special thanks goes out to the Emergency personnel of AMR and the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District. You were always there when we needed you.

Dean R. McIntyre 1/20/2021

Dean passed away January 20, 2021, age 90 from complications of Covid. He was born in Tacoma, WA to Bill and Tency McIntyre and resided in Seattle in his formative years. While there he had a paper route at age 9 and learned how to hunt with his Dad. Dean shot his first deer at age 11. When he reached his teen years the family moved to a small farming town on the slopes of Mt. Ranier. While there Dean had horses and a dog and soon became one of the neighbor kids. He enjoyed the outdoors; fishing in the nearby streams and more hunting with his Dad. He was an all around athlete, starring on the football, basketball and baseball teams. During the war years he worked for the forestry department on fire prevention and reforestation. After a year at WSC he decided more education was not for him. He and his parents moved to Santa Barbara in 1950 and opened the “Bill and Dean Mobile”station in Montecito.

After three years, the highway was becoming Freeway 101, so they gave up that station and moved to a larger station on the corner of State and Sola where they remained until 1963. Dean had many hobbies, not always safe ones. He drove stock cars among other hobbies. In 1953 he married his beautiful Louise and in 1955 welcomed their daughter Darcy. During a career in Real Estate Dean met many people who became friends as well as customers. His quick wit and big smile was a plus in that business. He made friends easily and had many hunting trips as well as hiking. At age 40 he and Darcy, age 15, climbed Mt. Whitney with several friends. During the 80’s he and Louise spent 2 weeks every winter snowmobiling in Wyoming. He could be found enjoying anything outdoors, including his own yard work. In his lifetime he climbed and hunted all the hills around Santa Barbara. Driving trips to Alaska held happy memories for him also. For more than 25 years Dean played Senior Softball and was on several championship teams who went to the Senior Softball World Series. Many long lasting relationships with his teammates kept him going and joking until his heath intervened. Dean and Louise enjoyed life to the fullest. Sadly they had to say goodbye to their daughter at a young age in 2000. That was an experience which changed both of them. Dean was predeceased by his parents, daughter Darcy Stepka(Allen) and loving wife, Louise. He is survived by son in law Allen (Judy), loving granddaughter Rachel Lawton (Nathan) and two wonderful great grandchildren, Kaiden and Alexandria. He is also survived by Norinne, his companion of 12 years and friend from Jr. High days. He will be greatly missed by so many. “Best of all he loved the fall. The leaves yellow on the cottonwood. Leaves floating on the trout streams and above the hills. The high,blue windless skies. Now he will be part of them forever” Unknown


obituaries Scott Eugene Cruickshank

12/26/1962 - 1/31/2021

Scott Eugene Cruickshank of Santa Barbara CA and McCall ID passed away on January 31, 2021; he was 58 years of age. Scott was born to Brian and Alice Cruickshank in Long Beach CA on December 26, 1962. He attended Burbank Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School, and Woodrow Wilson High School, all in Long Beach CA. He earned his bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Barbara, graduating in 1988 with a double major in Mathematics and Economics, and went on to earn his Masters Degree in Statistics in 1990, also at UCSB. He later pursued doctoral studies in Biometry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Scott worked briefly at Systemetrics Inc., a division of McGraw-Hill, before coming to the biotechnology company Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks CA, where he worked from 1991 through 2001. From 2001 to the present he was Principal Statistician for his own consulting firm: Scott Cruickshank & Associates. Scott’s biostatistical career was primarily in anticancer and antiviral therapeutics. In the early days of Amgen, Scott participated in the development of several high-impact therapeutics including two that treat the complications of cancer chemotherapy. His work contributed to four successful FDA approvals for Amgen. As an independent consultant he guided dozens of small startup companies through the drug development and approval process, providing statistical leadership and infrastructure. One achievement in which he took great pride was co-authorship on a New England Journal of Medicine publication that reported on a ground-breaking advance in the treatment of a rare tumor with a high representation in children. He co-authored publications in

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com other notable medical journals including Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology (in which he also served as a statistical reviewer for 16 years), Clinical Cancer Research, Blood, Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Neuro-Oncology, OncoImmunology, and Journal of Immunotherapy. He also served as statistician on several independent data monitoring committees. In every aspect of his work, Scott strived for accuracy, integrity, and honesty—both in the numerical data and in its representation. He was highly regarded by all with whom he worked. Scott loved the outdoors and selected several sports activities in which to excel. He played both basketball and baseball in high school and was a pitcher and first baseman on the Woodrow Wilson High School Varsity baseball team. After high school he trained for the Ironman Triathlon, competing in August 1983 at the age of twenty. He was a competitive cyclist starting in 1984, continuing this activity for the rest of his life. He also engaged in Nordic cross-country skiing. Scott was a collector of various memorabilia and was an avid reader, amassing an extensive book collection; he particularly enjoyed biographies. The aggregate of Scott’s contributions to pharmaceutical research prolonged lives and increased the quality of life for countless individuals with cancer. His determined resolve in fighting his own rare form of pancreatic cancer ended peacefully, culminating a life dedicated to others. Scott was a loving son, husband, and father. He was preceded in death by his father Brian E. Cruickshank and his mother Alice Schomer Cruickshank. He leaves behind his wife Christine Carriles Cruickshank, a daughter Cayley DeFontes, and his son-in-law James DeFontes. Also surviving are his former wife Holly King, sisters Shari Harvey and Kathy Thomas, stepmother Carol Schrey Cruickshank, his dog Stewart, and his cat Zoey. Scott will be laid to rest on Friday February 12, 2021, at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93108. Due to COVID restrictions, the graveside service will be private. Funeral

arrangements are through McDermott-Crockett & Associated Mortuary, 2020 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara California, 93105 (805 699 5944). Contributions in memory of Scott may be directed to Hillsdale College (33 E. College St, Hillsdale MI 49242, www.hillsdale.edu) or to the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network (1460 Fairview Ave, Goleta CA 93117, www.sbwcn.org).

David Hawkins

8/5/1956 - 1/24/2020

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, David Hawkins, dear son, husband, father, and friend, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 64. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Henry and Shirley Hawkins. The young family moved to California when David was 5, but not before he developed a fondness for Cincinnati chili and White Castle. He was raised and attended school in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he formed many deep friendships with a group of kids mentored by a wise couple who realized the value of investing their time and attention in bringing young people to Christ. Dave made many cherished memories with this group, enjoying sports, fun activities, and goofing off, but also going to church and becoming a Christian. Many of these friends remain well connected through their shared history and faith. After graduating from San Diego State University in 1979, he had the opportunity to travel abroad to Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, and even take a motorcycle trip through Mexico. Dave loved sharing stories of these travels with his family, and when they were old enough, he shared his love of travel with them by taking them on trips to Hawaii, Florida, Washington DC, many National Parks, and the 2017 solar eclipse. After moving to Santa Barbara, he got a job working for the US Postal Service, where

he worked until retirement, becoming a popular supervisor. In 1993, he married Kathy Clemons, and they were blessed with two children, Caleb and Natalie. Dave enjoyed hiking, playing volleyball at East Beach with friends, and spending time with his family, always including his beloved family dogs Cobber and Hunter. Dave was known for his good nature and sense of humor. He enjoyed making strangers laugh. He’d often stop people he was passing on a hike to ask them if the McDonald’s at the end of the trail was still open. Dave loved going out to eat and would always make sure to bring something home for the dog. Please enjoy doing the same for your good dog. Due to COVID-19, no services are scheduled at this time. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jeanne Marie Bell

1/19/1935 - 1/18/2020

Jeanne Marie Bell, our beautiful momma, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, passed away on January 18, 2021. At her time of passing, Jeanne was surrounded by her family in her daughter’s home. Jeanne was born on January 19, 1935 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Effie Mokerski Kennedy and William Wellwood Kennedy. Jeanne graduated from nursing school in North Dakota in 1956 and headed west to begin her nursing career. After a short time living in Texas, Jeanne arrived in California in 1959. Once in California she truly established her nursing career and found great joy and satisfaction caring for others, she was

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very passionate about nursing. Jeanne is survived by her four children: Laurie (Doug) Folden, Dan (Heidi) Bell, Jenny (Brad) Berch and John (Carlye) Bell, her (former) spouse Harlan Bell, her eight grandchildren: Jessica (Steven) McGillicuddy, Justin (Lauren) Bell, Kyle Folden, Kaylee Folden, Daniel Folden, Ryan Bell-MacLaren, Julia Folden, and Nicholas Bell, two greatgrandchildren: Jonathan and Jameson McGillicuddy, her sisters, Elizabeth Fossen and Kaye Mason, and many loved ones. Jeanne was a member of Saint Raphael Catholic Church and volunteered for many organizations throughout Santa Barbara. She enjoyed participating in weekly bible studies, Sociable Seniors and women’s groups. Jeanne loved sharing walks around Lake Los Carneros with friends and family, cooking and baking, and working in her rose garden, which was always in bloom. More than anything though, Jeanne loved spending quality time with her family and friends. Beyond being a wonderful nurse, she was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed dearly by so many. Jeanne had a close relationship with God and was grateful to her Heavenly Father for her many blessings. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Jeanne to the Jeanne M. Bell Compassionate Care in Nursing Scholarship Foundation, which is being established at Santa Barbara City College. SBCC Foundation, 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA  93109 Attn: Gretchen Hewlett. These donations will help to provide a nursing education to future nurses, allowing Jeanne’s memory to lovingly live on in the Santa Barbara area. A celebration of life will be planned when gatherings are permitted once again.

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In Memoriam

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to Los Angeles, where Kellam established an independent business conducting legal, factual, and Santa Barbara native son with distinguished historical research for writers and producers in the nascent television roots, died on January 19 from complications of COVIDindustry. Typical for the time, much 19 at Cottage Hospital. He was of his earliest work went uncredborn in that hospital on Novemited, but throughout his career, he ber 11, 1926, to noted landscape worked closely with producers, architects Elizabeth Kellam and writers, directors, costumers, art Lockwood de Forest Jr. Kellam directors, and prop masters in the devoted the last decades of his life collective spirit of the medium. It was during this time he and a young to preserving the aesthetic of the writer named Rod Serling became city they had helped design after the devastating 1925 earthquake, friends; de Forest Research would and for planners and historic contribute later to the original Twipreservationists alike, Kellam’s light Zone series. mere presence at a meeting raised One of his early projects was for the television show The Untouchables the importance of the effort. Both of Kellam’s parents were (1959-63). Mob boss Al Capone’s active in the community and widow repeatedly challenged scriptwriters on their portrayals of instrumental in the rebuilding her husband’s many crimes. In the of post-earthquake Santa Bardays before the internet, de Forbara. His father was involved est Research dug up the archived in planning and shaping the newspapers and other records to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (where Kellam’s maternal grandverify that the episodes were factual father, Frederick Kellam, was and protect the studio from Mrs. Capone’s threatened lawsuits. also active as a boardmember) De Forest Research had access to from its founding in 1926, and the RKO Pictures photo archives, he also designed the grounds and later the MGM library, to which of the Museum of Art and the MEMORABLE: Always armed with relevant facts, a legal pad for note-taking, and a good-humored joke at many a city or Kellam added to amass an extenLobero Theatre, among othcounty meeting, Kellam de Forest’s sometimes frail appearance belied an inner determination and strength. ers. His mother left her mark on sive collection of still images. Using all his professional resources, he many civic institutions and, near the end of her life, was the supervising landscape archi- Mission Canyon, and Kellam attended nearby Roosevelt showed art directors what historic streetscapes, vehicles, tect for Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden. His paternal School before enrolling in Crane School. He attended high and costumes looked like for their film projects. During grandfather, Lockwood de Forest, was a painter and inte- school at Thacher School in Ojai (also his father’s alma his Hollywood period, Kellam developed a dogged and rior designer important in the Aesthetic Movement who mater), where he once astonished the faculty by riding his unrelenting method of research that was a later hallmark moved to Santa Barbara in 1915 to a home on Laguna horse home for the weekend. of his historic preservation work in Santa Barbara. Street. After graduation, Kellam served in the army as a supply Over the next four decades in Hollywood, de Forest Born eight weeks premature and weighing only two clerk stationed in Pullman, Washington, during World Research contributed to the authenticity and verisimilipounds, Kellam was the smallest baby ever to survive at War II. He returned to study at Yale University and gradu- tude of hundreds of motion pictures, including acclaimed Cottage at that time, and survive he did, to our great good ated with his history degree in 1949. He was working at classics. The work on Chinatown (1974) was especially fortune. The de Forests lived in the home and garden his the San Ysidro Ranch front desk when he met Margaret close to his heart because it dealt with Southern Califorparents designed on Todos Santos Lane in Santa Barbara’s (Peggy) MacCormick. They married in 1952 and moved nia water rights, which was the focus of a research paper while Kellam was a Yale student. Later in his lectures at UCLA, Kellam would use his suggestion of a main character’s name as an example of “the way Hollywood works.” Reviewer Pauline Kael had imbued Kellam’s suggestion (uncredited, of course) of “Noah Cross” with biblical implications and made his tiny detail into a big deal. Another classic, All the President’s Men (1976), is the rare film for which viewers will see “de Forest Research” in the rolling credits. The company was also behind the scenes for thousands of television episodes, beginning with The Untouchables and Profiles in Courage (1964-65), and continuing through several generations of Star Trek. One of Kellam’s enduring contributions to popular culture was suggesting the CAR GUY: De Forest was an automobile enthusiast from an early age: At left, he stands on his father’s Ford with his baby brother Lockie in a stroller in 1937; at right, the name “Archie Bunker” as the lead restored vehicle, called “The Buffalo,” in a photo from 2005. THE INDEPENDENT

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GOLDEN YEARS: Kellam and Peggy de Forest celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002 with their children Carmaig (left), Elizabeth, and Ann.

character for the long-running sitcom All in the Family (1971-79) when the name the producers suggested conflicted with an actual resident of Queens. For the entertainment industry, the “de Forest Report” set industry standards for the legal clearance and errors/omissions work that are now part and parcel to virtually every script in production. After Kellam retired in 1992, he and his beloved Peggy returned to Todos Santos Lane in Santa Barbara, where Kellam dedicated the rest of his long life as a tireless advocate for the post-1925 Santa Barbara his parents helped create. A city staff member recalled, “One time about 10 years ago, I called Kellam with information related to a project he was interested in, and his wife, Margaret, answered the phone. She elegantly called out, ‘Kellam, my darling … telephone!’ I will never forget that.” An active boardmember of the Pearl Chase Society and longtime chair of its Preservation Committee, Kellam frequently attended meetings of the city’s Architectural Board of Review (ABR), Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC), and Planning Commission whenever historic structures or properties were on the agendas, particularly if they were jeopardized by new development. His attendance was always noted as commissioners braced for his remarks. Kellam’s steadfast energy and enthusiasm in the cause of historic preservation was well-known. He was easily recognizable as the elder statesman and activist spokesperson for local preservation. In 2010, Kellam received the Pearl Chase Historic Preservation and Conservation Award from the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Two years later, he was named by the Santa Barbara Independent a “Local Hero” as a historic preservationist. At his then-young age of 86, the acknowledgement foretold he would remain a preservationist to the end and historic in his own right. Following that, Kellam was awarded Santa Barbara City’s 2013 joint ABR/HLC Saint Barbara Award as a civic activist and historic preservation advocate. He was awarded the Santa Bar-

bara Beautiful Jacaranda Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2016. Upon news of his passing, the accolades moved from plaques to paeans. The comments of many official board, committee, and commission members recall the pithy signature cadence of his public remarks and their own humble respect. “Due to his longevity and personal family history, Kellam was one of the few people who could advise with authority on historical matters.” “There was no small talk with Kellam. He went right to the point, and his mind’s momentum was always several steps ahead of me.” “For many years, he addressed HLC with comments that provoked me to think to myself, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ or ‘Gosh, he’s right on.’ Kellam’s brilliant mind never wavered nor missed a beat toward the mark. He taught ABR, HLC, and the community what our town is really about.” “I also would listen carefully and then feel embarrassed that I had not had his insight.” “He was fearless in his endeavors to preserve our community’s beauty and places of historical significance. Nothing could stop his desire to be the best voice for preservation. For some reason I thought he would just keep on going forever.” “Kellam was a consistent voice for the value of our local history. No one was more vigilant in protecting our heritage. We should all remind ourselves of that and do our best to carry on, following Kellam’s example.” Kellam was known and clearly loved for his sharp, inquisitive mind, his exceptional memory, and his dogged research skills, as well as his gentle dignity. He will be sadly missed by his three children, Ann, Carmaig, and Elizabeth de Forest; their spouses; and six grandchildren, along with a greatgrandchild-to-be. He will be missed also by his many dear friends in Santa Barbara, especially in the preservation community for whom he served as historic memory and conscience for the past 25 years.

The family requests donations in Kellam’s name be made to The Pearl Chase Society, pearlchasesociety.org/donate-now or PO Box 92121, Santa Barbara, CA 93190; or to the Cottage Hospital Foundation, cottagehealth.org/donate.

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s if planning a wedding weren’t challenging enough … there wasn’t a how-to guide on planning a wedding during a worldwide pandemic. For many couples, prior to COVID-19, the steps to legalize your union were a given: Get engaged; set a date; make a guest list; book the location, food, flowers, and photographer; and plan the parties—so many parties. It’s been almost one year since the betrothed have had to scrap huge ceremonies, receptions, and celebration parties and reimagine their special day on a smaller scale with social distancing, masks, and hand sanitizer readily available, or plan an entirely virtual event. This year’s couple on the cover, Emily Cosentino and Jerry Lee, faced that challenge head-on. Their story, “From Plan A to Z: A Bride and Groom’s Pandemic Pivot Saves the Date,” gives a firsthand account of how they came out of the experience closer and more aware of what a wedding day is really all about. The Independent’s Annual Wedding Guide has always taken a look at the wedding trends around the country, and this year has been no exception—though it has been a very exceptional year. Many of the new and creative ideas that brides and grooms have invented for the pandemic may, in fact, become traditions in years to come.  And we are happy to include a reminder that Santa Barbara has been the wedding destination for many famous couples, including our new vice president and the second gentleman, who married at the beautiful Mural Room in our Courthouse, itself a national treasure.  Be assured, tying the knot in front of family and friends is possible with some creative adjustments. However your big day materializes, let this year’s complete Wedding Resource Guide and list of vendors—who have felt the pandemic’s pinch like few others—help you create an extraordinary experience that is as unique and special as you are. Here’s wishing you fulfillment of your every dream! Look for information on how to be listed in next year’s guide in our paper in early January 2022. Listings are user submitted and do not automatically roll over from the previous year without verification. —Terry Ortega

Venues

The Brewhouse

Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden Arbor: Capacity 150. Grass: Capacity 60. Santa Barbara, Garden and Arrellaga Sts. (805) 897-1982. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Belmond El Encanto

Cabrillo Pavilion Seated: Capacity 215. 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 897-1983. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Carousel House Seated: Capacity 150-180. Cocktail style: Capacity 240. 223 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 897-1983. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Carr Winery S.B. Barrel Room & Patio

Chase Palm Park (Outdoors) Floral Gateway: Capacity 200. Great Meadow: Capacity 3,000. Plaza: Capacity 300. Pavilion: Capacity 300. 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 897-1983. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Seated: Capacity 60. Standing: Capacity 200. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. (805) 965-7985. info@carrwinery.com. carrwinery.com

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Interior + Gardens: Capacity 60. Back Garden: Capacity 40. Overnight Accommodations: Capacity: 16. 1323 De la Vina St. (805) 564-8462 delavinainn@gmail.com. delavinainn.com

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Casa Las Palmas Seated: Capacity 65. Cocktail style: Capacity 75. 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 897-1983. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Chase Palm Park Center Seated: Capacity 100. Cocktail style: Capacity 125. 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 897-1983. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

East Beach/Calle Puerto Vallarta Capacity 300. Cabrillo Blvd. at Calle Puerto Vallarta. (805) 897-1892. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

El Paseo Capacity 275. 813 Anacapa St. (805) 962-6050. manager@elpaseosb.com. elpaseosb.com

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n a cold December evening in 2018, my fiancé and I sipped Old Fashioneds in a cozy Sonoma County bar, riding high from an emotional afternoon. Hours earlier, while Jerry and I were touring Hanzell Vineyards, admiring the oldest pinot noir vines in California, he suddenly got down on one knee and asked me to spend my life with him. I was shocked: not that he asked me to marry him—we had been together for years—but that I didn’t see it coming! All I could say was, “Of course!” And that began our great adventure—an adventure, it turned out, that was much more dramatic than either of us could have predicted. After all, a pandemic was something that only existed in my sci-fi novels. And we were fortunate to have a few blissful months of old-fashioned wedding planning before the harsh realities of what a pandemic really meant hit home. While I would never wish an experience like we went through on any engaged couple, it did prove to me what I already knew to be true—that Jerry and I are right for each other. Life is messy, but having the right person by your side is everything. We faced these challenges together, hand in hand, as a team, and that’s what marriage is all about, right? But sitting in the bar that winter night, with stars in our eyes, I had no idea what was in store for us. Innocently, we began scribbling on a couple of bar napkins what would be the first draft of our guest list. One hundred names of our closest friends and family stared back at us. Almost immediately the list began to grow—only a few names at first, then a few more, and before we knew it, our invite list was pushing 150. Where were all these people going to go? We toured almost every wedding venue in town before deciding on the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. It checked all our boxes—a classic Santa Barbara style with an intimate ceremony space and a beautiful stone courtyard with plenty of space for dancing and strings of lights that begged for a party. Next on the list was The Dress. This required a cohort of five women including my mother, Jerry’s mother, my maid of honor, Jerry’s sister, and my soon-to-be niece. They all crammed in the boutique’s lounge, sipping Champagne while I shimmied in and out of bridal gowns. My dress was the last one—lucky number seven. As soon as I saw myself in that long-sleeved, lace gown with a dramatic neckline, I knew it was the one. I tried to hide my excitement when I stepped out of the dressing room. But when I saw tears springing from my mother’s eyes, I knew it was a keeper. I have never loved a dress more. And “the best news?” declared my maid of honor, “It’s on sale!” She’s a keeper, too. Wedding planning was going better than expected. We selected flowers, sampled tastings, and met our new favorite person—our Month-of Wedding planner. Jerry and I spent a few nights stuffing, stamping, and sealing our invitations. It was such a relief when we finally dropped them off at the post office. All the heavy lifting was behind us. We had done it. And then March 13 happened. The Indy office went vir-

tual overnight. The staff was told to work from home for Four weeks before August 15, Jerry and I found ourselves the next two weeks. But two weeks became a month, and a sitting in my parents’ backyard. With gin and tonics in hand, month became indefinite. Rumors began fluttering around we devised what we called Plan Z. town—friends were delaying their May and June weddings. Plan Z was designed to work no matter what. News of wedding postWe moved the wedding to my parents’ backyard, ponements filled my social limited the guest list to the wedding party and immemedia feed. diate family, and figured out proper COVID-19 meaThat’s when I did sures. Everything would be outside, seating safely spaced, guests gifted sanitizers, and all vendors on what every adult woman board with the protocol. I even found the perfect does when she begins to panic—I called my mother. Together we decided that it was too soon to know what the situation would be in August. We would wait until Memorial Day before making any decisions. I promised to remain calm. But the weeks ticked on, and the news only got grimmer. Memorial Day arrived, and I took off my mask to match my dress. We toasted to Plan Z—we finally had a plan. rose-colored glasses. Jerry and I began talking August 15, 2020, arrived and it was truly our day. Morning showers moved through town, just in circles, weighing different options over and over. My enough to keep us on our toes, but also to wish poor parents fielded our phone us good luck. “It rained on my wedding day,” my calls daily, patiently listening to mother told me. “And look at us: still our every plan. We even started going strong after 35 years.”  talking about moving the date to Hours later, I was standing in my 2021. That’s when I sat back and looked parents’ dining room, arm in arm with right at Jerry and said, “August 15 is our my father, about to walk down the aisle. date.” He smiled at me and replied, “I In less than an hour, when Jerry and I finally kissed, the next chapter of our know.” We might have lost our Plan A wedding, but we were determined to life began. stick with August 15. It was our date.  The evening was filled with delicious The next few weeks were slightly foods and wine, but the toasts were my crazy. We conjured up plans — B, favorite part. My father gave a welcome C, D, E, F, and G—plans that were toast that had everyone in tears by his almost immediately discarded as third sentence. And during the best man’s soon as they were put in place. It was speech, he spoke the kindest words a bride could hear on her wedding day, “Someexhausting. times you go to a wedding,” he said, “and At the time, there was no coherent guidance for weddings. Our you know it’s not going to last. But this. This right here. This is the real deal.” vendors were all working at difFor years I had heard brides talk about ferent levels — some were in full their wedding day as the best day of their swing, pivoting to fit the moment, while others were lives. I’d roll my eyes. I didn’t get it. I thought that they were talking about their forbidden to operate.  The governor had the dress or the party. Now I realize that it’s power to shut operations the love. Not only the love I feel for Jerry, down within hours—what but it’s the love I felt from all over. Everyif he decided to shut our one was radiating love, and Jerry and I county down days or even were the reason why. n hours before our wedding? Then there was also the moral responsibility. What if someone got sick, or worse, because of our wedding? Was it even possible to get married? Here we were, weeks before our wedding day. I was supposed to be swimming in bridal 's parents. bliss and mentally preparing for sentino, the bride Marc and Leisa Co the biggest day of my life, but instead I was wondering if it would even happen at all.

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MacKenzie Center Seated: Capacity 70. Cocktail style: Capacity 100. 3111 State St. (805) 897-2566 or (805) 897-2560. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

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Capacity 200. Los Olivos and Laguna sts. (805) 897-1892. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

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The Lark

Capacity 125. 1136 E. Montecito St. (805) 897-2582. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Full Restaurant: Seated: Capacity 130. Standing: Capacity 200. Partial Patio: Seated: Capacity 50. Standing: Capacity 70. Private Dining Room: Seated: Capacity 50. 131 Anacapa St. (805) 284-0370. events@thelarksb.com. thelarksb.com

Historic Carrillo Ballroom Seated: Capacity 300. Cocktail style: Capacity 400. 100 E. Carrillo St. (805) 560-7557. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Hotel Californian

Beach: Capacity 200. Loma Alta & Shoreline Dr. (805) 897-1892. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Capacity 250. 36 State St. (805) 882-0100. weddings@thehotelcalifornian.com. hotelcalifornian.com

Capacity 65. 915 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. (805) 665-3860. kristine@sbeventspace.com. sbeventspace.com/lightandspace

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Capacity 125. 295 Meigs Rd. (805) 897-1982. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

La Paloma CafĂŠ Full Restaurant: Seated: Capacity 130. Standing: Capacity 175. Full Patio: Seated: Capacity 65. Standing: Capacity 90. Lower Anacapa Patio: Seated: Capacity 40. Standing: Capacity 50. Upper Deck Patio: Seated: Capacity 24. Standing: Capacity 40. Full Bar Buyout: Standing: Capacity 60. 702 Anacapa St. (805) 966-7029. events@lapalomacafesb.com. lapalomasb.com

Capacity 1,250. 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. (805) 968-0100. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california

Full restaurant: Seated: Capacity 115. Standing: Capacity 175. Patio: Seated: Capacity 75. Standing: Capacity 100. Private Patio: Seated: Capacity 30. 202 State St. (805) 880-3380. events@loquitasb.com. loquitasb.com

The Great Meadow The Winslow Maxwell Overlook Contact for capacity information. 721 Cliff Dr. (805) 965-0581 x2265. specialevents@sbcc.edu. sbcc.edu

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Sunken Gardens: Capacity 200. Palm Terrace: Capacity 125. Fiesta Stage: Capacity 80. Giant Bird of Paradise area: Capacity 50. Rotunda Lawn: Capacity 25. Mural Room: Capacity 100. 1100 Anacapa St. (805) 568-2460 x4. weddings@countyofsb.org. countyofsb.org/parks

Full Restaurant: Capacity 80. Patio (semi-private): Capacity 20. 131 Anacapa St. (805) 284-0380. events@pearlsocialsb.com. pearlsocialsb.com

Leadbetter Beach

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S.B. Botanic Garden

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Capacity 200. 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd. (805) 683-4492. rentals@saintbarbara.net. saintbarbaraeventcenter.com

Louise Lowry Davis Center Capacity 100. 1232 De la Vina St. (805) 897-2566. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

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S.B. Historical Museum Capacity 20-450. 136 E. De la Guerra St. (805) 966-1601. director@sbhistorical.org. sbhistorical.org

S.B. Maritime Museum Capacity 12-400. 113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190. (805) 456-8749. events@sbmm.org. santabarbaraoceanviewweddings.com

S.B. Museum of Natural History Fleischmann Auditorium: Capacity 350. Wooded Area + Broder Building: Capacity 200. Sprague Butterfly Pavilion + Plazas: Capacity 150. 2559 Puesta del Sol. (805) 682-4711 x112. sbnature.org/rentals

Available for ceremonies and receptions! For more information, visit sbcc.edu/communityservices or email us at specialevents@sbcc.edu

S.B. Museum of Natural History Sea Center Indoors: Capacity 150. Outdoors: Capacity 200. 211 Stearns Wharf. (805) 962-2526 x111. sbnature.org/rentals

S.B. Wine Collective Full Restaurant: Seated: Capacity 75. Standing: Capacity 120. Semi-private Patio: Seated: Capacity 30. 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C. (805) 456-2700. events@santabarbarawinecollective.com. santabarbarawinecollective.com

S.B. Zoo Capacity 1,000. 500 Niños Dr. (805) 962-5339. events@sbzoo.org. sbzoo.org/weddings

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t seems Santa Barbara has a happy connection to Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. These two met on a blind date in 2013 and dated for one year before tying the knot. They chose to have their ceremony in the Mural Room at the S.B. County Courthouse in August 2014, a perfect location for two lawyers in The Mural Room Provided love. It was the first the Perfect Location for marriage for HarTwo Lawyers in Love ris and the second for Emhoff. Harris, who considers herself Black Baptist, and Emhoff, who was raised Jewish, were married by the bride’s sister, Maya Harris, in a According to the S.B. County website, ceremony that included a flower garland the Courthouse Mural Room “is curfor the bride to give the groom in honor of rently not accepting wedding reservations her Indian heritage and the Jewish ritual for any dates from now through Februof breaking of the glass to honor Emhoff ’s ary 28, 2021.” This, of course, is subject upbringing. to change. For more information about It is obvious that these two are over the the Mural Room, visit countyofsb.org/ moon in love as Emhoff gushed in a 2020 parks/muralroomwedding.sbc, call (805) Marie Claire interview, “I’m not overly 568-2460, Option 4, or email weddings@ political, I’m overly her husband,” or, in this countyopfsb.org. case, Second Gentleman. n

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Capacity 125. La Marina and Shoreline Dr. (805) 897-1892. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Capacity 300-400. 1221 State St., Ste. 205. (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com

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Westside Neighborhood Center Capacity 175. 423 Victoria St. (805) 897-2566 or (805) 897-2560. santabarbaraca.gov/venues

Zaca Creek 1297 Jonata Park Rd., Buellton. (805) 688-2412. info@zaca-creek.com. zaca-creek.com/the-buell-house

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Bryant & Sons, Ltd. 812 State St. (805) 966-9187. info@bryantandsons.com. bryantandsons.com

Wedding Wear Bella Notte Due

Designer and dressmaker and clothing designer, alterations. Jean Mendillo Babbe. (805) 455-3424. lace12u@yahoo.com. bellanottedue.com

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Musicians/ DeeJays

28 E. Canon Perdido St. (805) 637-5689 jayna@thedressbride.com. thedressbride.com

Area 51

Best live funk, soul, rock ’n’ roll, and modern hits for receptions. (805) 637-3632. area51livemusic.com

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Bruce Goldish Acoustic fingerstyle guitar. (805) 965-5559. brucegoldish@gmail.com. brucegoldish.com

Dan Willard Music Service Live music, all genres, vocal and instrumental. (805) 415-8478. danwillardmusic@gmail.com. danwillardmusic.com

DJ Darla Bea Award-winning wedding deejay and emcee. (805) 895-3400. djdarlabea@gmail.com. djdarlabea.com

DJ Hecktik Pro deejay/emcee, sound and lighting, and photobooth. (805) 259-8277. josh@djhecktik.com. djhecktik.com

GuitarWitt by Michael Witt Live music. All genres specializing in guitar. (805) 334-0317. guitarwitt@gmail.com. guitarwitt.com

JKG Jazz Trio Jazz, Gypsy jazz, bossas, and funk. 4519-D Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. (805) 451-6995. JKGjazz@yahoo.com. jkgjazztrio.com

JSH Music Productions Live bands, deejay/emcee, rehearsal dinner music. (510) 697-7392. jon@jshmusic.com. jshmusic.com

Laurie Rasmussen Harpist. (805) 320-9337. laurieharp@gmail.com. laurierasmussen.com

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Folio Press & Paperie

Mariachi, rancheras, sones, and boleros. (805) 455-3661. mariachilasolasdesb@gmail.com. tinyurl.com/MariachiLasOlas

Music by Bonnie & Co.

1150 Coast Village Rd., Ste. A. (805) 969-7998. letterperfectsb@gmail.com. letterperfectsantabarbara.com

Photo booths, deejays, and lighting. (805) 965-8249. bonnie@musicbybonnie.com. musicbybonnie.com

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Deejays, photo booths, and lighting. 315 Miegs Rd., (805) 965-7978. scott@scotttopperproductions.com. scotttopperproductions.com

Society Jazz Jazz trio with crooner. (805) 448-3788. sbcrooner@gmail.com. societyjazz.com

So What Kombo Jazz with a twist of R&B and funk. (805) 684-2930. ken@sowhatkombo.com. sowhatkombo.com

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Photographers Ashleigh Taylor Portrait

1129 State St., Ste. 30-A. (310) 404-1613. info@ashleightaylorphotography.com. ashleightaylorportrait.com/elope-santa-barbara

Linda Blue Photography (805) 708-2583. linda@labluephotography.com. labluephotography.com

ByCherry Photography (323) 377-2320. info@bycherryphotography.com. bycherryphotography.com

Michelle Lauren Photography (805) 448-2534. michelle@michellelauren.com. michellelauren.com

Captured & Created (914) 330-1937. carlyotnessweddings@gmail.com. capturedandcreated.com

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Emily Hart-Roberts Photography (805) 448-5487. emilyhr@verizon.net. emilyhart-roberts.com

(805) 768-4888. matt@rewindphotography.com. rewindphotography.com

Veils & Tails Photography kristen@veilsandtailsphoto.com. veilsandtailsphoto.com

Jocelyn & Spencer (805) 724-2753. hello@jocelynandspencer.com. jocelynandspencer.com

Willa Kveta Photography

Services & Rentals (805) 633-4633. willa@willakveta.com. willakveta.com

Just Kiss Collective (805) 636-1124. hello@justkisscollective.com. justkisscollective.com

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Kelsey Crews Photo (805) 699-6232. kelsey@kcrewsphoto.com. kcrewsphoto.com

Kristen Beinke Photography

Wedding gown cleaning and preservation, and specialty restoration. 14 W. Gutierrez St. (805) 963-6677. ablitts.com

110 W. Mission St. (805) 403-4742. info@kristenbeinke.com. kristenbeinke.com

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tions with 25 guests or fewer create a more personal experience, and weekday ceremonies offer more available, affordable options. Also growing in popularity is the sequel wedding, where the couple marries quietly now and plans for a celebration party later. Less certain for the post-pandemic future, but definitely happening now, is the etiquette for virtual weddings, such as sending celebration packages to those guests attending from afar so that everyone can feel included. Trends may have changed over time, but couples wanting to share their commitment in front of those they love remains the main goal. Planning a micro-wedding, held outdoors with 25 guests, offers endless possibilities. Engaged couples are now considering getting hitched in the backyard of a family or friend or at a VRBO (vacation rental by owner), a boutique hotel, or even an AirBnB in a location that has special meaning to them. Remember when having a Saturday wedding in June was the dream? These days, it’s all about the other days of the week. According to The Knot (theknot.com), “weddings outside of Saturdays already accounted for one in three nuptials in 2020.” The perks of a weekday wedding can be affordability, avail-

ability, time-of-day flexibility, more time to spend with guests, and access to planners, venues, caterers, musicians and deejays who would have otherwise been booked up. It can also be a boost for local businesses who are dealing with reduced hours and space due to safety guidelines. One new trend that has emerged is the welcome and send-off kits: care packages for guests who are virtually attending your celebration. Brides says celebration boxes can contain “a custom cocktail kit or mini bottle of bubbly for the toast.” And many have found ways to send a personalized cake, while including pandemic specials such as personalized hand sanitizers and masks. These guest-centered details can also work for virtual bachelorette and bachelor parties. Another way to adjust wedding plans to the pandemic reality is the sequel wedding, which The Aisle Wedding Directory (theaisleweddingdirectory.com) says allows for “a more grand and lavish celebration once restrictions have been lifted.” How grand and lavish it will be depends on the budget, but having more time to plan the sequel allows you to save more. Sites such as The Knot recommend having two visions, one for the micro-wedding or elopement and one for the bigger event: “Since a sequel wedding consists of at least two distinct soirées, you have an opportunity to shatter the mold with a range of style options.” If you need help defining your style, take their quiz to find out if your aesthetic is boho, whimsical, modern, rustic, vintage, or something else that surprises you, like Art Deco. Having a sequel wedding allows the couple to marry when they had originally planned but also have a large gathering of friends and relatives when it is safe to be together again. This way, you can have your wedding cake and eat it too. n


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Keepsake greeting cards, handmade logos, souvenirs, and ornaments. (805) 284-7984. info@alessaro.com. alessaro.com

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All Heart Rentals Specialty event rental. 1 S. Fairview Ave., Ste. A, Goleta. (805) 448-6325. allheartrentals@gmail.com. allheartrentals.com

Ambient Event Design Lighting, fabrics/draperies, florals, sound/ video systems. (805) 886-8444. sales@ambientevent.com. ambientevent.com

Bella Vista Designs, Inc. Event design, lighting, audio, and visual. (805) 966-9616. mail@bellavistadesigns.com. bellavistadesigns.com

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Just 4 Fun Party Rentals 721 E. Gutierrez St. (805) 680-5484. sales@just4funpartyrentals.com. just4funpartyrentals.com

Lilys Sewing (805) 453-7101. lilsss350@gmail.com. lilysewsalot.com

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Cappuccino Connection (805) 969-7295. capbar.com

County of Santa Barbara Clerk-Recorder Issues marriage licenses and certified copies and performs English and Spanish civil marriage ceremonies. Hall of Records, 1100 Anacapa St. (805) 568-2250. sbcrecorder.com

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Town & Country Event Rentals 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 7. (805) 770-3300. infosb@tacer.biz. tacer.biz

The Little Guest Professional on-site childcare service in S.B., Ojai, and Santa Ynez. (805) 688-1812. thelittleguest@gmail.com. thelittleguest.com

Music by Bonnie & Co. Photo booths and lighting. (805) 965-8249. bonnie@musicbybonnie.com. musicbybonnie.com

Parasols in Paradise Sales and rentals of parasols. (805) 636-0439. info@parasolsinparadise.com. parasolsinparadise.com

Deejays, lighting, and photo booths. (805) 570-0366. patrickbutler.com

Riviera Towel Company Wedding scarves, wraps, and throws. 17 W. Gutierrez St. (805) 560-1571. info@rivieratowel.com. rivieratowel.com

Santa Barbara Company Local wedding welcome gifts. 214 E. Victoria St. (805) 845-3700. events@santabarbaracompany.com. santabarbaracompany.com

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Events by Rincon Catering, full bar. 3805 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria. (805) 566-9933. sales@eventsbyrincon.com. eventsbyrincon.com

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Stanton’s Gourmet Catering (805) 698-3478. stantonsgourmet@gmail.com. stantonsgourmet.com

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Barbra Mousouris – I Do Santa Barbara Personally written ceremonies honoring all. Interfaith weddings are a specialty. (805) 895-7428. momouse1@outlook.com. idosantabarbara.blogspot.com

Ceremonies by Nanette Joyful, creative elopement and small wedding ceremonies for all couples. (805) 452-0056. nanette@ceremoniesbynanette.com. ceremoniesbynanette.com

Rev. Dani Antman Sacred and unique ceremonies. (609) 306-8038. dantman170@aol.com. daniantman.com/weddings

Father Jerry Bellamy Retired Catholic priest. Weddings for all faiths. (805) 687-4248. jerry@bellamyservices.com. santabarbaraweddingminister.com

Gail Kelley Murray (805) 455-5205. gaelkm@yahoo.com. facebook.com/gail.kelleymurray tinyurl.com/YourBeautifulWedding

Miriam Lindbeck (805) 452-0954. miriam@weddingsantabarbara.com. weddingsantabarbara.com

Patrice Handley Nondenominational, interfaith, and samesex ceremonies. (805) 886-5930. patrice@sbclassicweddings.com. santabarbaraclassicweddings.com

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Ann Johnson Events Wedding coordinator, planning, and styling. (805) 570-6396. ann@annjohnsonevents.com. annjohnsonevents.com

Array Creative Full-service design and planning. (925) 699-3292. hello@arraycreativedesign.com. arraycreativedesign.com

Gatherings for Good Events Wedding planning and coordination. (805) 399-2585. brenda@gatheringsforgood.com. gatheringsforgood.com

Hive Events Wedding planning and design. (805) 364-4401. sloane@hiveeventssb.com. hiveeventssb.com

Jill & Co. Events 110 W. Mission St. (805) 455-0722. hello@jillandcoevents.com. jillandcoevents.com

KB Events (805) 895-2030. info@kbeventssb.com. kbeventssb.com

Petite Ceremonie (805) 680-4994. amanda@amandalaurenco.com. amandalaurenco.com/lapetite

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S.B. Elopement 1221 State St., Ste. 90218. (888) 255-8992. info@sbelopement.com. sbelopement.com

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Wild Heart Events (805) 252-7566. hello@wildheartevents.com. wildheartevents.com

Premier valet parking and guest service provider. (805) 819-0527. info@bluestarparking.com. bluestarparking.com

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2/14: Virtual Workshop: Write for Self-Discovery & Meaning Move into the New Year with a purpose of exploring creative ways to support your intentions through the process of therapeutic writing. Chantal Wunderlich, MA, MFT, will guide you through exercises to find inner resources, promote creativity, and more. 2-3:15pm. $40. Call (805) 640-5570 or email chantal@chantal wunderlich.com. tinyurl.com/WriteForMeaning

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2/14: Online Seminar Series: Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise by Toni Morrison The subject of this seminar will

2/15: Outdoor Salsa Dance Class in the Park All ages and levels are invited to join either a fun intro/beginner class or a class with more advanced footwork. Masks must be worn throughout the class. Register in advance. 6-7pm. Oak Park Stage, 600 W. Junipero St. $12/lesson. Call (805) 705-7939 or email mesabordancestudio@gmail.com.

2/11: Resilient Love: Black Trans Lives Matter This virtual conversation moderated by Dr. Omise’eke Tinsley will feature transgender activist and revered icon of the LGBTQ+ community CeCe McDonald and organizer, speaker, strategist, and writer Elle Hearns. 6pm. Free.

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2/11: Race to Justice Virtual Event: W. Kamau Bell – Ending Racism in About an Hour Sociopolitical comedian, author, host of CNN’s United Shades of America, and podcast host W. Kamau Bell will be in conversation with Belinda Robnett, UCSB vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion, which will be followed by a Q&A. 5-6pm. UCSB students: free; GA: $10. Call (805) 893-3535.

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Virtual, On-Demand Screening: And Then They Came for Us Watch this 2017 documentary (not rated) that features George Takei and others who were incarcerated in the Japanese internment camps under Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942. As activists now, they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Watch through February 19. Registration is required. Join on February 19 for a live discussion with George Takei and on February 25 for a Social Justice Book Club discussion of Takei’s book, They Called Us Enemy. Free.

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Day early with two of today’s most exciting classical musicians, American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan. This recital, filmed at La Jolla’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, will feature Manuel de Falla’s Suite populaire espagnole. A moderated Q&A will follow. 5-7pm. UCSB students: free; GA: $10. Call (805) 893-3535. Read more on pg. 47

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Center invites you to this Q&A that will cover topics such as the University of California’s investment, under Chancellor Yang, of millions of dollars into the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) despite the protest of Native Hawaiians. Native elders, grassroots leaders, and activists will share their knowledge of how you can support Indigenous sovereignty in our local communities and on-campus. 6-8pm. Free.

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Virtual Event: Zoo Brew @ Home Enjoy various beverages and

zookeeper talks, and meet some of the S.B. Zoo’s most famous animal couples. Tickets for livestream access only are now available. A complete list of beer, wine, cider, and kombucha will be sent prior to the event if you want to participate. Proceeds go toward the S.B. Zoo. 12:30-3:30pm. $25. Ages 21+.

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Chocolate Baby Story Time Bring your baby for books written for them with Black voices and read by Black leaders, written by Black authors in this virtual series. There will be future story times on Saturday, February 20 and 27. 10am. Donation based. tinyurl.com/Feb27Chocolate BabyStorytime

Black Rock Coalition 35th Anniversary Virtual Celebration Take in select video concerts by the BRC Orchestra. 2-5pm. Free-donations accepted.

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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The Cookies Join for a chat with Bobby Watson (Rufus & Chaka Khan), Maxayn Lewis (Maxayn Band), and world-class guitarist Allen Hinds. 2-5pm. Free-donations accepted. tinyurl.com/BHMSB2021

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individuals, and numerous seasonal camps spread around the edges of the estuary. These details are just the tip of the archaeological iceberg presented in Goleta Slough Prehistory: Insights Gained from a Vanishing Archaeological Record, which was published in 2020 by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and edited by longtime UCSB archaeologist Michael Glassow. “I’m hoping the book will be of use to future archaeologists who undertake projects in the Goleta Slough vicinity, as well as to city and county land-use planners who have a say in the destiny of the archaeological resources that remain,” said Glassow of the book’s importance. Featuring hallmark research by renowned experts such as John Johnson, Lynn Gamble, Jon Erlandson, and Glassow himself, the book covers subsistence practices, political organization, historical accounts, and much more as examined in fairly intense archaeological surveys. Though academic in tone, there’s plenty of fascinating information for those curious about what the Goleta area was like centuries, even millennia ago, and clear evidence as to how the Chumash were able to thrive in the bountiful environment. Though haphazard grave-robbing probably began soon after Spanish arrival — and only slightly more informed treasure-hunting expeditions carried on into the late 19th century — professional archaeological digs around the slough started to professionalize in the 20th

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century. Modern techniques didn’t really arise until the 1950s, which was a little too late to properly document the central island that the Chumash called Helo’ and the Spanish christened as Mescalitan. That important landmass was destroyed with the expansion of the airport in the 1940s, after only a few trained archaeologists, like Phil Orr, had examined the site. “They took a lot of the land from Mescalitan Island to fill in the Goleta Slough to make the runway,” said Glassow. “That destroyed a lot of the archaeology on the island.” Infrastructure projects in the 1960s related to highways 101 and 217 led to major discoveries, which is about the time Glassow became interested in the slough while a grad student at UCLA. He started teaching at UCSB in 1969 and retired in 2009, but he continues to manage collections and conduct research. The digs became more prominent in the 1970s with the passage of the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, which mandated monitoring and protection of archaeological resources. “That really began a lot of the kinds of research that is reported in our volume,” said Glassow. Why the Chumash settled at the slough is pretty obvious. “This was an estuary; it was open water,” said Glassow. “There was a lot of fishing done. They had a pretty gourmet diet of shellfish.” Cattails were also eaten, as were a variety of waterfowl, though their delicate bones don’t hold up well in the archaeological records. Beyond what’s known now, Glassow doesn’t hold out much hope that there will be many more major discoveries from around the slough in the years to come. Almost every site is heavily damaged by development at this point, he explains in the book’s introduction, and any future projects are most likely to come from future building proposals. Even then, the goal would be to leave as much as possible in the earth. “From the point of view of archaeologists, intact archaeological deposits should be preserved so that any investigation decades from now, taking advantage of refinements and innovations in archaeological method and technique, can derive information about prehistoric lifeways that cannot be imagined today,” he writes. “From the point of view of many members of the Chumash community, it is important to preserve sites because they are places that have acquired sacred value as homes of their ancestors.” See sbnature.org. n


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Day 1 En route to Avila Beach, I stopped for a tour of The Luffa Farm in Nipomo. As my guide explained, many people assume loofahs are sponges that come from the sea, when in fact they are dried gourds and cousins to cucumbers. At the farm, the multitasking veggies grow on vines in hothouses. I got back on the road armed with a few surprisingly soft loofah souvenirs that were nothing like the harsh, overly processed versions I remembered from my youth. My next destination was Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, where every single guest room comes with its own private outdoor soaking tub. After getting settled into my impressively spacious suite and scoping out the tree-lined view from my back deck, I checked in for my massage at the spa. When you book a spa treatment, a complimentary private soak session in their popular hillside hot tubs is included. I took full advantage of that perk and spent 30 minutes enjoying the peace and quiet while immersed in the healing waters sourced from their natural 100-acre spring. I was well into the Zen zone when I was called for my 60-minute Swedish massage, which took place in one of the three outdoor cabanas they’ve set up adjacent to the pool for COVID-safe treatments. It was my first massage in six months and keeping my mask on throughout did not impede the melt factor that ensued. After a chillout session in my suite, I popped over to Avila’s Harford Pier, where I feasted on oysters and fish tacos at Mersea’s while taking in the sunset scene populated with sea lions, birds, and fishing boats.

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I’ve landed at a sweet New York City hole-in-the-wall, brimming with colorful art and creative concoctions. Thankfully, that warm, eclectic vibe transfers to their takeout. Start with a zippy cocktail, like their yuzu margarita, then shift into a comforting risotto — filled with leeks, shiitake mushrooms, plenty of parmesan, and a whole lot of stirring, what dish is more emblematic of love? The melt-in-your-mouth braised beef short rib with chilled noodle and vegetable salad plays in perfect harmony. “Our food is sourced through local farmers who produce their food with care and love,” said owner Ruben Perez. “Black Sheep handles it with care and prepares it with love, making it a love-love situation.” blacksheepsb.com SAMA SAMA KITCHEN: “Our food is meant to be shared,”

explained Sama Sama co-owner Ryan Simorangkir, an ethos that aligns with date-night dinners. While thrills these days are few and far between, the excit-

ing Sama Sama flavors take taste buds on a welcome ride. Try their crispy rice salad, with pork sausage, pickled onion, cucumber, herbs, VALENTINE’S TREATS: The author takes her date-night meal away from Sama Sama Kitchen last week, just one of the many and fried egg, or the takeout options she recently explored, including Loquita’s Spanish-style dinner (below) and the pepperoni pizza from Bettina. pan-seared Spanish octopus with potatoes, rendang, leek, and chili oil. Keep the fun going with a killer cocktail like The Last Flight, featuring smoky mezcal, Bordiga aperitif, yellow chartreuse, and lime. It won’t hurt your Valentine’s vibes that it’s packaged to-go with a pretty flower and comes in pink. samasamakitchen .com COURTESY

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ith Valentine’s Day about to rear its romantic head, nothing says, “I love you,” like a homecooked meal. But as we approach a full year of this pandemic life, the quaint idea of whipping up yet another meal for two in your very own kitchen may lack its once-enticing allure. Fear not, lovers. Santa Barbara offers a slew of tasty takeout options that bring the tantalizing food, clever cocktails, and easy magic of an evening out right into your home. Here are some of my favorites.

LOQUITA: Loquita provides an escape to Spain

without the stress of a pandemic flight. “Chef Nik Ramirez was inspired by the travels of the conquistadors throughout the country,” said GM Stephanie Perkins. Their four-course Valentine’s Dinner features tasty pintxos, remolacha with Mud Creek Farms citrus, ricotta salata, and chicories, and paella bursting with Santa Barbara spiny lobster and wagyu short rib. Dessert includes a delicate raspberry parfait with persimmon sorbet and rose caramel. Add on a gin and tonic pack for extra effervescence. If you’re not celebrating on Valentine’s Day, Loquita’s regular multicourse dinners for two regularly are just $65. loquitasb.com BETTINA PIZZERIA: Pizza is a date-night clas-

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THE LARK: It wouldn’t be a date-night feature without

mentioning one of the most sought-out reservations in town. A perk of going the takeout route is the lack of worry over snagging a table; another is The Lark’s incredible SAMsARA Winery Dinner for two. This special, created by Chef De Cuisine Logan Jones, includes delectable dishes designed to pair perfectly with a bottle of the winery’s 2014 Turner Vineyard pinot noir. The appetizer includes marinated beets with Humboldt fog, satsuma marmalade, hazelnut praline, and niçoise olive crumble and arugula, followed by pomegranate braised beef short ribs, and, for dessert, a Valrhona dark chocolate budino that caps the night off ethereally. “The effort we put in behind the scenes is something we are very proud of,” said Jason Paluska, The Lark’s executive chef.

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tinue to reopen for outdoor service. Tom Dolan from Toma Restaurant at 324 West Cabrillo Boulevard opened February 10. “We have built a new roof over our existing parklet and have seating along the sidewalk,” he said. “We will be offering our same menu for outdoor dining and takeout as well.” La Paloma Café is resuming outdoor dining for dinner on February 11, and lunch can be enjoyed for takeout with self-seating on the patio. The menu includes pozole, fresh salads, the Burnt Ends Brisket & Tri-Tip Bowl, BBQ Pork Burrito, and JT’s Chicken Caesar Wrap. Order online or at (805) 966-7029. GRANTS FOR RESTAURANTS: The Elaine F. Stepanek

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or cellist Alisa Weilerstein—as for all of us—life in 2021 involves a lot of rescheduling. For example, as recently as November, Weilerstein still planned to perform the complete Bach suites for cello in Santa Barbara in April 2021. Her acclaimed recording of these legendary works, available since April 2020, set the stage for an international tour, and UCSB Arts & Lectures had contracted to present the program at the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, where it would have been a music fan’s dream come true. Alas, this has been a season of such in-person dreams deferred. Although that engagement had to be abandoned due to the persistence of COVID, Arts & Lectures will nevertheless give audiences a great chance to experience Weilerstein’s music on Friday, February 12, when she and pianist Inon Barnatan will perform as part of the online House Calls series. The concert features works by Manuel De Falla and Sergei Rachmaninoff, and it will be available beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday. Following that initial screening of the music, Weilerstein will appear live on Zoom to answer questions and spend time with the audience. Soon after the pandemic lockdown began in March 2020, Weilerstein became one of the first classical musicians to post daily live performances to social media. For her #36DaysofBach project, she played one movement from the cello suites per day from March 17 until April 21. The series pleased her online fans and professional music critics alike, with the press extolling not only the virtuosity of her playing but also the appropriateness of the material to our collective need for reassurance in that difficult time.

Looking back on #36Daysof Bach, Weilerstein expressed gratitude for the way that it struck a chord with its housebound audience — the feedback she received was nothing less than “amazing,” she said—while at the same time observing that the time for such impromptu solutions has likely passed. “We are all grasping a new reality,” she said of her fellow performers, adding, “Now we are in this for the long haul.” She predicts a near future in which musicians will put much more time and energy into the production of their online projects. The days of the casual pandemic home recital may be numbered, but the new socially distanced era of musicmaking that the coronavirus has ushered in is just beginning. Although reluctant to portray anything as the “bright side” of a pandemic, Weilerstein did say that with additional time to rest and to record, she has found herself listening to her own music in a different way. She sees this time with limited travel as an opportunity to become more self-aware, “assessing, growing, and leaning into” the philosophical implications of the music. Those who log on to Friday’s House Call will get a generous helping of this deeply satisfying artist at her most soulful. She and Barnatan recorded the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, Op. 19 in

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Back to front, a mother dying without enough oxygen even to see her own way out, solstice, 2015, and they have played it together many times since, more than any other single work, says Weilerstein. The other piece on the program goes even further back, as the De Falla Suite populaire espagnole was a favorite of the teenage Weilerstein when her recital partner was her mother, the distinguished pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. Taken together, these compositions represent contemporary small-group performance at its aesthetic apex, a transcendent form of art that’s never been more welcome than it is today. Those who wish to indulge in an extra immersive sensory experience, perhaps as a prelude to Valentine’s Day, should consider ordering the specially crafted meal that Acme Hospitality’s La Paloma Café is serving for pickup alongside the show. Online tickets and meal reservations are both available at artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

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Home for VALENTINE’S DAY It’s been a long drought for theater lovers, with live performance venues in lockdown and even rehearsals only possible under strict pandemic restrictions. From out of these challenging constraints, however, new work continues to be born. The team at On the Verge (OTV) has been busy over the last several months with the task of reimaging their play reading series as something that can proceed even while COVID cases in Southern California continue to surge. On Sunday, February 14, the group will premiere the Santa Barbara Home Project, a suite of six solo performances all of which in one way or another seek to express their creators’ sense of home. Spoken word, dance, video, music, drama, and poetry will all find a place in the lineup, offering a wide range of responses to the program’s original prompt, which was “What is the sound of the city in your chest?”

OTV’s Kate Bergstrom directs Daniel Blanco in El Emigrante Latino, a piece that merges his experience as a Latinx man entering the world of theater with his father’s story of immigration to this country. Blanco then turns around to direct Daniel Herrera in Laundromat, a deep and intuitive performance written by Mingo and featuring Herrera on guitar. Jenna Tico wrote Saint Blah Blah Blah while she was pregnant, and Sara Rademacher, who also recently had a child, directs. Luis Moreno co-wrote The Inconstant Border, the work he will perform, with UCSB professor Carlos Morton. Mitra Cline’s Transformation by Fire will give actor Brooklyn Snyder the chance to relive Cline’s harrowing experience with one of Santa Barbara’s recent wildfires in tandem with prepared video projections. Finally, Josiah Davis directs Rashad Hedgepeth in a pair of inspiring

slam poems, Life and Soul Searchin’. The show premieres on Sunday, February 14, at 7 p.m. at luketheatre.org, and continues to be available 24/7 following the initial presentation. —CD

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DRAWING BOARDS: From television and video games to comics and children’s books, Daniel Sulzberg’s illustrations run the creative gamut, including craft beer labels (above) and odes to his Santa Barbara home. His recent book Smile Now is raising money for CALM.

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career. “I realized how much I love creating characters and different worlds,” he said. Sulzberg’s lively and whimsical illustrations are influenced by three fixtures of his childhood: Saturday-morning cartoons, Nintendo games, and comic books. “The funny thing is that I’ve actually worked in all three of those worlds and I didn’t even notice,” he said, referring to his time as a creative director for Red Bull, as a concept artist for video game production company Pandemic Studios, and as a screenwriter on Smallville, respectively. He also hopes that his artwork reflects a positive message about the importance of diversity and inclusion, which he hopes to instill in his two young children. “I like to draw a melting pot of characters that are different colors and shapes and sizes because that’s the kind of world that I want to live in and the kind of world that I want to project to my kids,” said Sulzberg. “I feel like California embodies these values, and I’m proud of that. I want to share that in my work as much as I can.” Having lived in both Northern and Southern California, Sulzberg believes that he’s found the best of both worlds in Santa Barbara: the beachy, easygoing vibes of Los Angeles and the creative, “more exciting” feel of the Bay Area. When his wife, who attended graduate school at UCSB, was hired by the university, they decided to raise their family away from the hustle and bustle of the entertainment industry. “We thought about where we wanted our son to grow up, and we definitely didn’t want him to grow up in L.A.,” explained Sulzberg. “I wanted him to have the same small-town experience that I had, where everybody knows each other. We absolutely love it here in Santa Barbara.” For many parents, including Sulzberg and his wife, 2020 proved challenging to navigate at times. “I learned so much throughout the past year that has been life-changing for me and my family,” he said. “These are lessons that I want to pass down to my kids and that we don’t ever want to forget, whether it’s Black Lives Matter or climate change or just inclusion in general.”

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f you regularly peruse the New York Times, follow Major League Soccer, or drink fancy craft beer, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Daniel Sulzberg’s artwork. “I’ve been lucky enough to try my hand at almost all of the different facets of illustration,” explains the Santa Barbara–based illustrator. “I really like collaborating and working with different clients.” A proud native of Danville, California, Sulzberg is filled with gratitude for his childhood years and the role that his hometown, for which his studio is named, has played in his career. “I think that always being that kid, ‘Dan from Danville,’ was just how people remembered me,” said Sulzberg, whose company is called Danvillage Illustration. “I created my own little world there. I would always be inventing stories and using the town as a place to set up all of my stories. Danvillage is my own version of Danville in my head.” While working as a screenwriter for several years in Los Angeles on Smallville, a TV series inspired by the iconic DC Comics character by Sunidhi Sridhar Superman, Sulzberg found himself constantly sketching cartoon doodles and was encouraged by a writing partner to explore different avenues. “We started to put together ideas for an animated series, and we ended up selling one to DreamWorks, which was really exciting,” he revealed. Even though the series wasn’t greenlit by the studio, Sulzberg ascribed the experience as a pivotal moment for his

DANVILLAGE ILLUSTRATION FOUNDER PUBLISHES FUNDRAISING BOOK

Spurred to action by the groundbreaking moments of activism and social justice occurring across the world, Sulzberg decided to create a children’s book called Smile Now. The illustrated collection features 31 life lessons that he hopes can spark meaningful conversations between parents and their children. Originally meant just for his two kids, Smile Now started as a personal project as part of Inktober, an annual challenge that encourages artists to put ink to paper every day throughout the month of October. “Illustrators are given prompts to draw for each day, and most people just do the prompts that they’re given,” said Sulzberg. “But I started to draw for [my kids] and had no intention of turning my drawings into a book.” After realizing that his book was a worthwhile way to give back to his community, Smile Now was made available as a free download in support of CALM, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families who have suf fere d from physical and psychological trauma. “A lot of people really stepped up and donated to the cause,” said Sulzberg. Sulzberg, who has a children’s graphic novel in the works, has already worked on projects for several prominent clients, including a “Kick Childhood Cancer” campaign for Major League Soccer and the beer can label art for breweries such as San Francisco Brewing Company and Goleta’s own Captain Fatty’s. But he hopes that the best is yet to come. “The big goal for me is to publish children’s books through a major publisher or to create an animated series,” said Sulzberg. “I have a bucket list of clients and brands that keeps me going because you just want to aspire to those levels and keep creating.” n See danvillage.com.

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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11

ARIES

CANCER

LIBRA

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Author Anton Chekhov made a radical

(June 21-July 22): For a while, poet Alfred de Musset

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Author Raymond Carver wrote, “It

proposal: “Perhaps the feelings we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows people who they should be.” In accordance with astrological potentials, my beloved Aries darling, I invite you to act as if Chekhov’s proposal were absolutely true for at least the next two weeks. Be animated by a generous lust for life. Assume that your intelligence will reach a peak as you express excited kindness and affectionate compassion. Be a fount of fond feelings and cheerful empathy and nourishing ardor.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau told

the following story about Taurus composer Erik Satie (1866-1925). When Satie died, his old friends, many of whom were highly accomplished people, came to visit his apartment. There they discovered that all the letters they had sent him over the years were unopened. Satie had never read them! How sad that he missed out on all that lively exchange. I beg you not to do anything that even remotely resembles such a lack of receptivity during the coming weeks, Taurus. In fact, please do just the opposite: Make yourself as open as possible to engagement and influence. I understand that the pandemic somewhat limits your social interactions. Just do the best you can.

(1810-1857) was the sexual partner of Cancerian novelist George Sand (1804-1876), also known as Aurore Dupin. He said that after intense love-making sessions, he would fall asleep and wake up to find her sitting at her desk, engrossed in working on her next book. Maybe the erotic exchange inspired her creativity? In accordance with current astrological potentials, I recommend Sand’s approach to you. Vigorous pleasure will coordinate well with hard work. As will deep release with strong focus. As will tender intimacy with clear thinking. (P.S.: I know your options for pleasure and intimacy may be somewhat limited because of the pandemic. Call on your ingenuity and resourcefulness to work the best magic possible.)

ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we’re talking about when we talk about love.” That seems like a harsh oversimplification to me. Personally, I think it’s fun and interesting to pretend we know what we’re talking about when we talk about love. And I think that will be especially true for you in the coming weeks. In my astrological opinion, you should be discussing love extensively and boldly and imaginatively. You should redefine what love means to you. You should reevaluate how you express it and reconfigure the way it works in your life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I’m turning over this horoscope to

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself — what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.” This would be an excellent exercise for you to carry out during this Valentine season. You’re in a phase when you’re likely to enhance your lovability and attract extra support simply by intensifying and refining the affectionate compassion you feel and express toward yourself.

psychologist John Welwood. His words are the medicine you need at this juncture in the evolution of intimacy. Study the following quote and interpret it in ways that help illuminate your relationship with togetherness: “A soul connection is a resonance between two people who respond to the essential beauty of each other’s individual natures, behind their facades, and who connect on this deeper level. This kind of mutual recognition provides the catalyst for a potent alchemy. It is a sacred alliance whose purpose is to help both partners discover and realize their deepest potentials.”

GEMINI

VIRGO

SAGITTARIUS

(May 21-June 20): On behalf of the cosmic omens, I

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I wish the pandemic would give

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Transform yourself with the sweetest challenge you can dream up. Give yourself a blessing that will compel you to get smarter and wilder. Dazzle yourself as you dare to graduate from your history. Rile yourself up with a push to become your better self, your best self, your amazingly fulfilled and masterful self. Ask yourself to leap over the threshold of ordinary magic and into the realm of spooky good magic. And if all that works out well, Sagittarius, direct similar energy toward someone you care about. In other words, transform them with the sweetest challenge you can dream up. Dare them to graduate from their history. And so on.

demand that the important people in your life be reliable and generous toward you in the coming weeks. You can tell them I said so. Tell them that you are doing pretty well, but that in order to transform “pretty well” into “very well,” you need them to boost their support and encouragement. Read them the following words from author Alan Cohen: “Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Leo poet Warsan Shire suggests,

us a short break so we could celebrate the Valentine season with maximum sensual revelry and extravagant displays of joyful tenderness. I wish we could rip off our masks and forget about social distancing and hug and kiss everyone who wants to be hugged and kissed. But that’s not going to happen. If we hope to be free to indulge in a Lush Love and Lust Festival by Valentine Season in 2022, we’ve got to be cautious and controlled now. And we are all counting on you Virgos to show us how to be as wildly, lyrically romantic as possible while still observing the necessary limitations. That’s your special task.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I invite you to compose a message

to a person you’d like to be closer to and whom you’re sure would like to be closer to you. Be inspired by what poet Clementine von Radics wrote to the man she was dating, telling him why she thought they could start living together. Here’s her note: “Because you texted me a haiku about the moon when you were drunk. Because you cried at the end of the movie Die Hard on Christmas Eve. Because when I’m sick you bring me fruit, kiss me on the mouth, and hold me even though I’m gross. Because you bring me flowers for no reason but on Valentine’s Day you gave me a bouquet of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Because every time I show you a poem I love you’ve read it already.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I’ve adopted some lines from poet

Walt Whitman for you to use in composing a love note. Send it to a person you know and love, or to a person you want to know and love, or a person you will know and love in the future. Here it is: “We are oaks growing in the openings side by side. We are two fishes swimming together. We are two predatory hawks, soaring above and looking down. We are two clouds driving overhead. We are seas mingling, two cheerful waves rolling over each other. We are snow, rain, cold, darkness. We circle and circle till arriving home again, voiding all but freedom and our own joy.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “To heal is to touch with love that which was previously touched by fear,” wrote author Stephen Levine. I propose you make this theme a keynote for your best relationships in the coming days. What can you do to alleviate the anxiety and agitation of the people you care for? How might they do the same for you? If you play along with the cosmic rhythms, you will have extraordinary power to chase away fear with love.

HOMEWORK: How has the pandemic changed your approach to getting and giving love? How have the restrictions on our ability to mingle with each other altered the ways you seek intimacy? FreeWillAstrology.com Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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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 t h e a u t h o r i t y. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as f o l l o w s : 2 / 1 6 / 2 0 2 1 AT 9 : 0 0 a.m. Dept: SM2 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF S A N TA 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 b e f o r e t h e h e a r i n g . Yo u r appearance may be in p e r s o n o r b y y o u r a t t o r n e y. 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 a s a c r e d i t o r. Yo u m a y want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in C a l i f o r n i a l a w. Y O U M AY E X A M I N E t h e f i l e 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 M i c h e l o n Va s q u e z ; 1 3 2 E a s t Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑2226. Published Jan 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION T O A D M I N I S T E R E S TAT E OF: ALOYSIUS WILLIAM KOLEGRAFF Case No.: 21PR00050 To a l l h e i r s , b e n e f i c i a r i e s , creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ALOYSIUS WILLIAM K O L E G R A F F, A I W . K O L E G R A F F, A I KOLEGRAFF and A W KOLEGRAFF A P E T I T I O N F O R P R O B AT E h a s b e e n f i l e d b y : D A V I D W. KOLEGRAFF in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate r e q u e s t s t h a t : D AV I D W. KOLEGRAFF be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests t h e d e c e d e n t ’s w i l l a n d c o d i c i l s , i f a n y, b e a d m i t t e d 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, h o w e v e r, 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 t h e a u t h o r i t y. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 3 / 1 1 / 2 0 2 1 AT 9 : 0 0 a . m . Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF S A N TA B A R B A R A , l o c a t e d 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 b e f o r e t h e h e a r i n g . Yo u r appearance may be in p e r s o n o r b y y o u r a t t o r n e y. 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 a s a c r e d i t o r. Yo u m a y want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in C a l i f o r n i a l a w. Y O U M AY E X A M I N E t h e f i l e 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 f o r P e t i t i o n e r : B a r r e t t P. O’Gorman 5901 Encina Rd., Suite B‑2 Goleta CA 93117, (805) 967‑1215 Published Feb 11, 18, 25. 2021.

FBN ABANDONMENT S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: CALIFORNIA PROPERTY GROUP at 351 Hitchcock W a y, Suite 110 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 3/18/2016 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2016‑0000860. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: American Dream Acquisition Group Inc. (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 1, 2021. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in

my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by John Beck, Published: Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: R E G E N E R AT E STRENGTH a t 1 9 3 3 C l i f f D r, 2 7 B S a n t a Barbara, CA 93109; E3 Fitness, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: David Downey Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000051. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: FRAME at 901 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elaine M Esbeck 135 Morada Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Elaine Esbeck Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000050. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: S A N TA BARBARA ECOTHERAPY at 836 Anacapa Street #242 Santa Barbara, CA 93102; Sierra A Boatwright, LMFT 2981 Calle Noguera Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Sierra Boatwright, LMFT Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 4, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000005. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T 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.


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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: 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: CP BUILDERS at 209 W. A l a m a r Av e . , S t e A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Center Point Development Group, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Michael O’Flynn Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2021. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2021‑0000057. Published: Jan 21, 28. Feb 4, 11 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: T H R E AT G R I F F I T H a t 5 0 0 6 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: THE ELECTRIC GUYS at 3755 S a n R e m o D r, A p t 2 1 9 S a n t a 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business a s : F I G U R E AT E a t 1 5 8 0 Ramona Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; White Buffalo L a n d Tr u s t ( s a m e a d d r e s s ) 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person is doing business as: FULL SPIRAL SALON at 633 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lunabella Makeup A n d H a i r L L 1 1 0 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: 2 0 2 1 ‑ 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 . Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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: 2 0 2 1 ‑ 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 . Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business a s : S A N TA B A R B A R A D E N TA L S PA a t 2 0 1 7 A 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: 2 0 2 1 ‑ 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 . Published: Jan 28. Feb 4, 11, 18 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person is doing business as: UNITED BOYS & G I R L S C L U B O F G R E AT E R S A N TA B A R B A R A C O U N T Y, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF S A N TA B A R B A R A , G O L E TA 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person is doing business as: S A N TA BARBARA G E L AT O , M E S A G E L AT O , 805 G E L AT O , G O L E TA G E L AT O a t 6 2 4 W C a n o n 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e 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 N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e 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, C o u n t y C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000123 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e 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, C o u n t y C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000117 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e 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, C o u n t y C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000150. Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: S A N TA BARBARA ART A N D F R A M E C O M P A N Y, 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 ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000120 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person is doing business as: JEREMY KYLE PHOTO, JEREMY KYLE REAL E S TAT E 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 N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person is doing business as: BESHDA at 1600 Sycamore Canyon Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; B o n n i e E S a n g s t e r‑ H o l l a n d (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: B o n n i e S a n g s t e r‑ H o l l a n d 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 N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: B U S I N E S S C O N S U LT I N G , MARKETING, AND CONTENT SERVICES, INC., HOME AND GARDEN DIY PROJECTS. INC., MANIFESTING YOUR DREAMS, INC. at 1524 Dutton Avenue Apt 8 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Yo u r R e a l E s t a t e S o l u t i o n , Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 5, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000336. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: GOODLAND GARDENS at 2246 Lilly Ave Summerland CA 93067; Peter Berkey 931 Castillo Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000325. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g p e r s o n ( s ) i s / a re d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : F E M M E FATA L E B E A U T Y a t 7 0 9 8 S c r i p p s C re s c e n t S t Goleta, CA 93117; Bahar R o z a n n a B i n a ( s a m e a d d re s s ) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 2021. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000330. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DIVINE H A I R S T U D I O a t 1 8 1 0 C l i ff Drive B Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Sarah L Jonas 535 East A r re l l a g a 1 8 S a n t a B a r b a r a , CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 1, 2 0 2 1 . T h i s s t a t e m e n t e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0000275. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g p e r s o n ( s ) i s / a re d o i n g b u s i n e s s as: GOLDEN ARROW GOODS a t 7 5 5 F i re n z e P l A p t A S a n t a Barbara, CA 93105; Lindsay M. Gould (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2021. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000085 Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CRUISE IT at 7388 Calle Real, Unit 10 Goleta, CA 93117; Dylan J T i g h e ( s a m e a d d re s s ) T h i s business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 29, 2021. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000259. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g p e r s o n ( s ) i s / a re d o i n g b u s i n e s s as: CALIFORNIA PROPERTY G R O U P a t 3 5 1 H i t c h c o c k Wa y Suite 110 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; California Property Group, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 1, 2021. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000273. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: SOON CANDLE CO at 4860 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Brooke Thuna 1884 Ave Soltura Camarillo, CA 93010 This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 1, 2021. This statement e x p i re s f i v e y e a r s f ro m t h e d a t e i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e O ff i c e of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000280. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LOACOM at 508 East Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Loacom, Social Purpose Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000225. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LEE & NEAL SEPTIC SERVICE at 136 North Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Marborg Industries (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000083. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: F E M M E F ATA L E B E A U T Y at 7098 Scripps Crescent St Goleta, CA 93117; Bahar Roxanna Bina (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000330. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: C O A S TA L R O S E E V E N T S at 6548 Covington Way Goleta, CA 93117; Emily RS Greig (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, C o u n t y C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000210. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: T H E W R I T E C O N T E S T, THE WRITE CONTEST AND COMMUNITY at 1520 San Miguel Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Ta w n y a Bragg (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n B e c k . F B N Number: 2021‑0000096. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T 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 I N T H E M AT T E R O F T H E A P P L I C AT I O N O F B R I T TA N Y B E AV E R S & 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 B E AV E R S T O : J AVA N J A M E S B A R D O N I THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to s h o w c a u s e , i f a n y, w h y t h e 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, S A N TA 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, p r i n t e d i n t h i s c o u n t y, a t 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. A M E N D E D I N T H E M AT T E R OF THE A P P L I C AT I O N OF KAIA JOYE MOYER WESOLOWSKI and GRAHAM JAMES WESOLOWSKI ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV04017 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: GLORIA BERET JUNA WESOLOWSKI TO: JUNA BERET WESOLOWSKI THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to s h o w c a u s e , i f a n y, w h y t h e 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 19, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, S A N TA 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, p r i n t e d i n t h i s c o u n t y, a t least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 04, 2021. by Donna D. Geck. of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. I N T H E M AT T E R O F T H E A P P L I C AT I O N O F C H R I S NICOLE KULIGOWSKI ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV00223 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: CHRIS NICOLE KULIGOWSKI T O : C H R I S N I C O L E L O YA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to s h o w c a u s e , i f a n y, w h y t h e 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 15, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, S A N TA 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, p r i n t e d i n t h i s c o u n t y, a t least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 4, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. IN THE M AT T E R OF THE A P P L I C AT I O N OF J O H N AT H O N MICHAEL G E D S TA D O R D E R T O S H O W CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV00222 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: J O H N AT H O N M I C H A E L G E D S TA D T O : J O H N AT H O N M I C H A E L L O YA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the

hearing indicated below to s h o w c a u s e , i f a n y, w h y t h e 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 19, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, S A N TA 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, p r i n t e d i n t h i s c o u n t y, a t least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 3, 2021. by Donna D. Geck. of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. A M E N D E D I N T H E M AT T E R OF THE A P P L I C AT I O N OF MARIA CRISELDA VA L E N C I A C R U Z O R D E R T O SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV04059 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: MARIA CRISELDA VA L E N C I A C R U Z T O : M A R I C E L VA L E N C I A CRUZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to s h o w c a u s e , i f a n y, w h y t h e petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Mar 8, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, S A N TA 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, p r i n t e d i n t h i s c o u n t y, a t least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Jan 29, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021. I N T H E M AT T E R O F T H E A P P L I C AT I O N O F C O N N I E AGUIRRE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV04337 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: CONNIE AGUIRRE TO: CONNIE SPEAR


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THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to s h o w c a u s e , i f a n y, w h y t h e 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 16, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 3, Courthouse, S A N TA 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, p r i n t e d i n t h i s c o u n t y, a t least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb

3, 2021. by T h o m a s P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 11, 18, 25. Mar 4 2021.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS SUPERIOR COURT OF THE S TAT E O F C A L I F O R N I A I N AND FOR THE COUNTY OF S A N TA B A R B A R A A N A C A PA DIVISION In re the Sanders Family CASE NO. 21 PR00036 S u r v i v o r ’s “ A ” Tr u s t , c r e a t e d 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 S a n d e r s F a m i l y S u r v i v o r ’s “A” Tr u s t , of which D e c e d e n t w a s t h e s e t t l o r, c/o the Law Offices of James F, C o t e , P. O . B o x 2 0 1 4 6 , Santa Barbara, California

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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) o r, i f n o t i c e i s m a i l e d o r 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. D AT E D : 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 2 1 . L a w O f f i c e s o f J a m e s F. Cote. Published Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE S TAT E O F C A L I F O R N I A I N AND FOR THE COUNTY OF S A N TA B A R B A R A A N A C A PA 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 S h e l t e r “ B ” Tr u s t , c r e a t e d by Louis C. Sanders and Josephine C. Sanders, dated

ORDINANCE NO. 21-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO RE-DESIGNATE PROPERTY FROM PUBLIC/QUASI-PUBLIC (P-QP) TO COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL (C-C) FOR A 4,355-SQUARE FOOT (0.1-ACRE) SITE LOCATED AT 5631 CALLE REAL, APNS 069-160-057, -058; CASE NO. 20-0002-ORD On February 2, 2021, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) adopted an ordinance that will Amend the Zoning Map to Re-Designate Property from Public/ Quasi-Public (PQP) to Community Commercial (C-C) for a 4,355-square foot (0.1-acre) site located at 5631 Calle Real, APNs 069-160-057, -058; Case No. 20-0002-ORD. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 21-01 at a regular meeting held on the 2nd day of February, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE KYRIACO, COUNCILMEMBERS KASDIN AND RICHARDS

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ABSENT:

NONE

ABSTENTIONS:

NONE

Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish:

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 S h e l t e r “ B ” Tr u s t , o f w h i c h D e c e d e n t w a s t h e s e t t l o r, c/o the Law Offices of James F. C o t e , P. O . B o x 2 0 1 4 6 , Santa Barbara, California 93120‑0146, as provided in Probate Code §1215 within

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the later of 4 months after February 4, 2021 (the date of the first publication of n o t i c e t o c r e d i t o r s ) o r, i f 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 r e q u e s t e d . D AT E D : 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 2 1 L a w O f f i c e s o f J a m e s F. C o t e Published Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2021.

PUBLIC NOTICES W O R K E R S ’ C O M P E N S AT I O N A P P E A L S BOARD S TAT E OF CALIFORNIA WCAB No.: ADJ11488066 To : D E F E N D A N T, D A V I D JESUS ROSALES dba CONCRETE & PAV E R S S P E C I A L I S T, A P P L I C A N T, 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 i n G o v. C o d e 6 0 6 4 . Name and address of a p p l i c a n t ’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.

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE CROSSWALK PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON ON CALLE REAL NEAR ENCINA LANE PROJECT NO. 9087 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“CITY”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids via electronic transmission on the City of Goleta PlanetBids portal site until 3:00 P.M., March 11, 2021, and will be publicly opened and posted promptly thereafter. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available from the CITY, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 upon payment of a $50.00 non-refundable fee if picked up, or payment of a $60.00 non-refundable fee, if mailed or no payment to CITY if obtained from the CITY website at http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/ view/city-bid-opportunities. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to construct and deliver a finished Crosswalk Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon on Calle Real near Encina Lane Project No. 9087. Work includes construction of a new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) signal-controlled crosswalk with mast arms, developing a power supply, installing pedestrian push buttons, constructing ADA accessible ramps, new crosswalk striping, pavement markings and installing applicable PHB warning and control signage. The contract period is Thirty (30) Working Days. A Pre-Bid Meeting is not scheduled for this project. Bidders must be registered on the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids portal in order to receive addendum notifications and to submit a bid. Go to PlanetBids for bid results and awards. It is the responsibility of the bidder to submit the bid with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Allow time for technical difficulties, uploading, and unexpected delays. Late or incomplete bids will not be accepted. The bid must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of a money order, a certified cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond executed by an admitted surety, made payable to CITY. The bid security shall be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total annual bid amount included with their proposals as required by California law. Note: All bids must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the bid security uploaded to PlanetBids. The original security of the three (3) lowest bidders must be mailed or submitted to the office of the City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, in a sealed envelope and be received or postmarked within three (3) City business days after the bid due date and time for the bid to be considered. The sealed envelope should be plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID SECURITY FOR CROSSWALK PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON ON CALLE REAL NEAR ENCINA LANE PROJECT NO. 9087.” The Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) per California Labor Code Section 1771.4, including prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship employment standards. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class “A” Contractor’s license, Class “C” Electrical specialty, or specialty licensing in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code.

Santa Barbara Independent, February 11, 2021 PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF GOLETA

Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to CA Government Code section 40804 requiring a summary of the City’s financial report to be published in a newspaper of general circulation of the summary of financial transactions for the City of Goleta for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2020. Cities Financial Transactions Report Summary and Statistics Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020 Summary

Governmental Funds Revenues $38,645,946 Expenditures $45,158,173 Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures -6,512,227 Change in Fund Balance/Net Position -6,512,227 Fund Balance/Net Position (Deficit), Beginning of Fiscal Year $56,616,510 Fund Balance/Net Position (Deficit), End of Fiscal Year $50,104,283 Statistics Current Transient Occupancy Tax Rate

12%

Effective Date of Current Transient Occupancy Tax Rate

01/01/2013

Appropriations Limit

$60,187,739

Total Annual Appropriations Subject to the Limit

$24,920,895

Questions regarding this summary of financial transactions may be directed to Luke Rioux, Finance Director for the City of Goleta, (805) 961-7500. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, February 11, 2021

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The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Price. Each bond shall be in the forms set forth herein, shall be secured from a surety company that meets all State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and that is a California admitted surety insurer. Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the DIR. No Bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the DIR to perform public work. If awarded a contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the DIR for the duration of the Project. Failure to provide proof of the contractor’s current registration pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 may result in rejection of the bid as non-responsive. Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by CITY to ensure performance under the Contract or, in the alternative, request the CITY to make payment of retention to an escrow agent. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. To request a copy of the notice of agenda for award, please contact the City Clerk (805) 9617505 or register on the CITY’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). For information relating to the details of this Project and bidding requirements contact Debbie Talarico in writing at dtalarico@cityofgoleta.org. CITY OF GOLETA _____________________________ Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk Published: Santa Barbara Independent: February 11, 2021 and February 25, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

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