__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

POODLE: CANNABIS CORRUPTION EXPOSÉ ALL BARK, NO BITE COVID : ONE YEAR LATER

FREE

SHERIFF REMEMBERS I.V.’S FATHER JON

Santa Barbara

MAR. 18-25, 2021 VOL. 35 ■ NO. 792

Ode Animals to to

FROM FUR BABIES TO WORKING STIFFS BY TYLER HAYDEN

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

1


JOIN US!

MARCH 20 & 21

GILLES APAP

VIOLINS AROUND THE WORLD

FROM CLASSICAL TO BLUEGRASS DIGITAL LIVESTRE AM RECORDED AT THE GRANADA THE ATRE

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 7:00 P M

S U N DAY, M A RCH 21 3:00 P M

{ P R E -S H OW 6:30 P M }

{ P R E -S H OW 2:30 P M }

Internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso — and former SB Symphony Concertmaster — GILLES APAP joins Maestro Nir Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra for a globetrotting journey across genres that highlights the diversity of skill amongst our orchestra musicians.

FE ATURING Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 Symphony No. 1 by French artistic sensation & legendary talent, Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Arrangements for String Orchestra & Violin by Gilles Apap, featuring French, Irish, Balkan, Bluegrass & popular music Signature Cocktail & 3-Course Dinner Package available from Duo Catering

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Visit thesymphony.org

SE AS O N S PO NS O R :

2

THE INDEPENDENT

2020/21 SEASON SPONSOR, VIDEO & AUDIO TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR:

SARAH & ROGER CHRISMAN MARCH 18, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM

P R I N C I PA L C O N C E RT S P O NS O R:

DUNCAN & SUZANNE MELLICHAMP

G R A N D V E N U E S P O NS O R:


Apr - May

JUST ADDED VIRTUAL EVENTS

Spring Virtual Pack $60 (Includes the seven virtual events slated for Apr - May)

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

UCSB students: FREE! (Registration required)

Apr 21 / 5 PM Pacific Apr 6 / 5 PM Pacific

Dr. Robert Bullard

Apr 15 / 5 PM Pacific

Allyson Felix

Ranky Tanky

Advocacy and Equality in Sports and in Life

The Quest for Environmental and Racial Justice

Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

May 4 / 5 PM Pacific

Heather McGhee

Apr 30 / 5 PM Pacific

Bryan Stevenson

Apr 29 / 5 PM Pacific

Theaster Gates

American Injustice: Mercy, Urban Planner, Artist and Activist Humanity and Making a Difference

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Dialogue Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli

Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Graduate Division Bren School for Environmental Science & Management College of Creative Studies College of Engineering MultiCultural Center

Patrisse Cullors

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Lead Sponsors:

UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners: Department of Black Studies Center for Black Studies Research Division of Social Sciences Division of Humanities and Fine Arts Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences Division of Student Affairs

May 12 / 5 PM Pacific

Bryan Stevenson Event Sponsors: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli

Carsey-Wolf Center The Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies UCSB Library | UCSB Reads Office of the Chancellor Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Dr. Robert Bullard presented in association with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, Community Environmental Council, UCSB Bren School for Environmental Science & Management and UCSB Environmental Studies Patrisse Cullors presented as part of UCSB Reads, sponsored by the UCSB Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor with additional support from UCSB Arts & Lectures and a variety of campus and community partners Special Thanks:

(805) 893-3535 | www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

3


JOIN US ONLINE & AT TWO FREE OCEAN-FRONT DRIVE-INS

Listen to the year’s best and see over 100 films, all from home. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AT SBIFF.ORG And stay tuned for signing up for our FREE Drive-In Theatres 4

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM


TABLE of CONTENTS volume 35, # 792, Mar. 18-25, 2021

Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate News Editor Delaney Smith Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Arts Writer Josef Woodard Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Sports Editor John Zant Sports Writer Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Associate Editor Jackson Friedman Copy Editor Tessa Reeg Creative Director Caitlin Fitch Graphic Designers Ricky Barajas, Ben Greenberg Production Designer Ava Talehakimi Web Content Managers Celina Garcia, Saehee Jong Columnists Dennis Allen, Gail Arnold, Sara Caputo, Christine S. Cowles, Roger Durling, Betsy J. Green, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell Contributors Rob Brezsny, Melinda Burns, Ben Ciccati, John Dickson, Leslie Dinaberg, Keith Hamm, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Tom Jacobs, Shannon Kelley, Kevin McKiernan, Carolina Starin, Ethan Stewart, Tom Tomorrow, Maggie Yates Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Cosentino Lee Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Tonea Songer Sales Administrator Graham Brown Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman Calendar Intern Sophie Lynd Editorial Interns Katie Lydon, Sunidhi Sridhar, Katherine Swartz Columnist Emeritus Barney Brantingham Photography Editor Emeritus Paul Wellman Founding Staff Emeriti Audrey Berman, George Delmerico, Richard Evans, Laszlo Hodosy Honorary Consigliere Gary J. Hill

Indy Kids Bella and Max Brown, Elijah Lee Bryant, Henry and John Poett Campbell, Emilia Imojean Friedman, Madeline Rose and Mason Carrington Kettmann, Izzy and Maeve McKinley

Print subscriptions are available, paid in advance, for $120 per year. Send subscription requests with name and address to subscriptions@independent.com. The contents of the Independent are copyrighted 2020 by the Santa Barbara Independent, Inc. No part may be reproduced without permission from the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited material. A stamped, self-addressed envelope must accompany all submissions expected to be returned. The Independent is available on the internet at independent.com. Press run of the Independent is 40,000 copies. Audited certification of circulation is available on request. The Independent is a legal adjudicated newspaper — court decree no. 157386. Contact information: 12 E. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 PHONE (805) 965-5205; FAX (805) 965-5518 EMAIL news@independent.com, letters@independent.com, sales@independent.com Staff email addresses can be found at independent.com/about-us

COVER STORY

18

THE BLACK CAT CLUB! There is a common myth that black cats are less likely to find their forever homes, but you would never know it here at the Indy. Despite being purr-ceived as a bad omen of sorts, as luck would have it, three Indy staffers just so happened to adopt a black cat in 2020. No, we did not coordinate. Yes, we do exchange pictures. “Pixel enjoys chewing on plastic he should not chew on, sunny patches, and screaming. His most favorite thing in this world is a fresh pipe cleaner, which he likes to bat around and then proceed to drown,” says Ava Talehakimi.

Ode to Animals From Fur Babies to Working Stiffs by Tyler Hayden

NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

OBITUARIES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Delaney Smith says, “As a one-eyed black cat, Luna was the last to be adopted from the group of Los Angeles foster cats sent to Santa Barbara County. Though many hesitated to take Luna into their homes, she has grown into the most loving, playful, and mischievous cat I’ve ever had. After just a few months in our home, Luna is an official part of our family.”

THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Celina Garcia is convinced that her cat, Gael, is actually an old man trapped in a tuxedo cat’s body straight out of The Lobster cinematic universe. Gael is also an escape-artist in training.

FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

ARTS LIFE.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

ASTROLOGY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

CLASSIFIEDS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS FACEBOOK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER | INDEPENDENT.COM/NEWSLETTERS

ON THE COVER: Courtesy photos. Design by Ricky Barajas.

SUBSCRIBE | INDEPENDENT.COM/SUBSCRIBE

ADULT Studio Art Workshops (via Zoom) Explore the basics of drawing in small group, one-hour workshops, led by SBMA Teaching Artists and inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection. FREE | TICKETS.SBMA.NET

Drawing 5 – 6 pm

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART Eugene Berman, Composition II, 1940. Inkwash, watercolor, and gouache on paper. SBMA, Gift of Wright S. Ludington.

April 6 April 13 May 6 may 13 June 10 june 17 INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

5


MAR. 11-18, 2021

NEWS of the WEEK by TYLER HAYDEN, DELANEY SMITH, NICK WELSH, and JEAN YAMAMURA, and INDEPENDENT STAFF

One Year into Pandemic, County Reenters Red Tier

NEWS BRIEFS WEATHER GAB R I EL VIC ENTE @GA A A A A A A AB O

CORONAVIRUS

County Opening Up After Months of Purple-Tier Restrictions, More Schools Reopen by Delaney Smith ust over a year ago, Santa Barbara County reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 15, 2020. The past 12 months have rocked the county with major surges in cases, schools and businesses closing, sweeping unemployment, and increasing hospitalizations and deaths. But now, the county is beginning to pull itself out. Since January, cases have begun to take a turn for the best and have been decreasing across the board. Over the past two weeks, March 1-15, hospitalizations have continued to decrease by 34 percent. Active cases have decreased 42 percent. ICU rates continue to decrease, as well. The adjusted case rate is 7.7 and the testing positivity 3.3 percent. The county’s first COVID-19 death was on April 4, 2020. A little less than a year later, there are now 429 deaths. The county also moved back into the red tier for the first time in months on Tuesday, meaning more businesses can open up. “Thankfully we have moved past the winter surge of the past few months and are now experiencing a much welcomed and needed decrease in deaths, cases, and positivity rate,” stated Dr. Henning Ansorg, the county’s Public Health officer, on Tuesday. “Many factors contribute to these decreases, including wearing of face coverings, social-distancing measures, and vaccinations. As we move into the red tier, we must remain diligent in order to continue forward.” With purple-tier restrictions lifted, restaurants can now open indoors with 25 percent capacity, retail and shopping centers can open

J

continuing jobless claims were announced last Thursday, and initial claims for first-time unemployment insurance rose by 9,000 to 745,000 people. Those with continued claims continue to decline. Resources to help cities and counties recover from the pandemic have come a long way since the start of the pandemic. The president signed the American Rescue Plan at the pandemic’s one-year mark—Santa Barbara County gets a direct allocation of $86.6 million. The county has also increased funding for small business resources like the Paycheck Protection Program. Overall, Santa Barbara County can finally be optimistic again after such a hard year. President Biden said during his remarks last week that he hoped that by the Fourth of July, the nation would be closer to “normal.” However, 1st District Supervisor Das Williams made it clear on Friday that Santa Barbara may not quite be able to reach this goal. “As the ones who actually have to execute what the president says, it’s very —School Boardmember Laura Capps unrealistic,” Williams said. He estimated that it will take around 70 weeks for everyup indoors with 50 percent capacity, and gyms one in Santa Barbara County to get vaccican open up with 10 percent indoor capacity. nated, saying that the county is still hoping The change goes into effect on Wednesday, for an increase in vaccination supplies. March 17, and businesses can resume indoor operations at that time, according to Public SECONDARY SCHOOLS REOPEN Health officials. The county is also receiving an Secondary schools in the Santa Barbara Uniincreasingly larger supply of the vaccine each fied School District will reopen in person this week. There were 9,080 doses received last week, now that the county has reentered the week and next week is expected to be about red tier. the same. President Joe Biden announced earThe schools will operate in A and B groups lier last week that every adult in the country of students, which will switch going to school who wants a vaccine will be eligible to receive in person or online on alternate days. Cohort A goes back to school Thursday, March 18, one by the end of May. Though case rates are improving, the pan- and cohort B returns March 19. demic is still hitting the labor market hard “There are a number of requirements that week by week, even a year in. Initial and we needed to meet in order to safely return

‘Voicing concern from some, including myself … we want our children to be around vaccinated people.’

students to school, and we have met all of them,” said Frann Wageneck, assistant superintendent of Student Services. These requirements included getting a safety plan approved by the Public Health Department. Though elementary schools reopened two weeks ago prior to vaccinating teachers and staff, the goal to vaccinate them is quickly catching up in time for the opening of secondary schools. In a survey that 97 percent of Santa Barbara Unified staff responded to, 73 percent of staff had already been vaccinated. Sixteen percent of them are waiting for an appointment, and the remaining 11 percent declined the vaccine. Boardmember Laura Capps was concerned about the 11 percent, asking Susan KleinRothschild, assistant deputy director of Public Health, if there is any possibility that the district can mandate teacher vaccines in the future. “Have you heard any conversations among state legislators that [not mandating vaccines] could change once the vaccine is readily available?” Capps asked. “Voicing concern from some, including myself, that we want our children to be around vaccinated people.” Klein-Rothschild said that employers can’t require it because the vaccines are under emergency authorization use, but that may change once they receive formal approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The boardmembers also pushed the staff — for the second consecutive meeting—for an effort to bring students on campus on Wednesdays. Currently, Wednesdays are slated as a half-day that is online for both groups A and B. Because Wednesdays are no longer needed as a cleaning day, the board wanted to see a plan to utilize the extra day for in-person instruction. Staff also gave an update on how testing is going since elementary schools have reopened in person. As part of the district’s surveillance testing, employees have to be tested every two weeks at their school site. There have been 1,988 staff tests since February 22. Of those, eight staff members tested positive. n

For the latest news and longer versions of many of these stories, visit independent.com/news. 6

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

Downtown Santa Barbara was blanketed in hail on 3/10 when some of the roughly half inch of rain coming down got lifted up beyond the clouds by strong updraft winds, turning to ice, explained Eric Boldt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The County Administration Building recorded 1.5 inches of rain in the two-day storm, the highest total in the county with the exception of Bald Mountain, which got an inch and three-quarters. As a whole, the county is in a rainfall deficit, getting only 57 percent of the rain it would expect by March.

SPORTS UCSB’s Gauchos not only have made it to March Madness for the first time in 10 years but also were given an auspicious No. 12 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Gauchos (22-4) will face No. 5-seeded Creighton (20-8) in a West Region matchup on 3/20. The game is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. tipoff (Pacific Time) and will be televised on TruTV. The 68-team tournament will be played at six sites around Indianapolis. As they have all season, teams will have to pass COVID tests before competing.

BUSINESS The old Macy’s building at 701 State Street will become office space, according to owner Pacific Retail Capital Partners. Despite growing interest in building housing downtown, Pacific Retail’s architects determined the three-story, 132,500-square-foot building is not suitable for conversion to apartments or condos. A rep with Hayes Commercial Group, which will help market the office space for Pacific Retail, is “marketing to companies in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and beyond to consider adding an office location in Santa Barbara.” Truth Aquatics — owner of the Conception dive boat that caught fire and killed 34 people off the Channel Islands in 2019 — has sold the remaining two boats in its fleet. News of the sale coincided with numerous wrongful-death lawsuits filed by several of the victims’ families against the company and its owners. The boats were sold in November to Channel Islands Expeditions, which operates out of Sea Landing and whose CEO, Garrett Kababik, has run a kayak rental company out of S.B. Harbor for years. CONT’D ON PAGE 8 


HEALTH

campaign vision

DAN I EL DR EI FU SS F I LE PHOTO

TEDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION’S

Historically, this has been our “Little Heroes” event. However, there’s nothing little about the past 12 months! This year we are honoring one of our BIGGEST heroes in the tri-counties... Join our Virtual Event

April 1st at 7:00pm

FREQUENT FLOUTERS: There is no doubt the vast majority of our bars and restaurants have done their darndest to comply with the state’s strict and ever-changing COVID-19 health orders. But a few have refused to follow the rules.

‘Our Most Egregious and Repeat Offenders’

with Master of Ceremonies

Brian Phelps and Keynote speaker

Jake Olson

The Bars and Restaurants Who’ve Refused COVID-19 Rules

T

by Tyler Hayden

here is no doubt the vast majority of Santa Barbara bars and restaurants have done their best to comply with the state’s strict and ever-changing COVID-19 health orders, often at great sacrifice to their bottom lines, and sometimes their very futures. Of course, there were slip-ups here and there—masks riding below the nose, tables packed a little too close—but more often than not, a friendly reminder or two or three from county officials brought the businesses back into compliance. Sometimes the conversations happened off the record. Many chances were given. A handful of locations, however, have stubbornly refused to follow the rules, even after multiple warnings and outright threats to their licenses. The notices often piggybacked off public complaints. But because the county has taken such a light touch with enforcement — preferring to communicate and educate rather than issue fines or injunctions—these businesses have so far escaped any consequences. That may change as authorities said earlier this month they’re exploring both legal and administrative actions against “some of our more egregious and repeat offenders,” or who they called our “frequent flyers.”  In response to a California Public Records Act request filed by the Independent in January, we now know the identity of some of the top offenders. They range from State Street bars to Santa Maria steakhouses. All were given an opportunity to answer questions from the paper about their recorded violations. As of press time, none had responded.

Register now!

Eos Lounge, Santa Barbara: On June 25,

2020, reacting to multiple public complaints and firsthand observations by staff, the Public Health Department issued a “Notice of Violation” to the popular downtown Santa Barbara nightclub. Officials had seen customers “not wearing required facial coverings while moving around inside the business” and a “lack of social distancing between groups of customers / separate parties inside the facility.” On November 19, 2020, the Health Department hand-delivered another letter detailing new issues, including a party of 20 people sitting inside at a single long table as

3892 State Street, Suite 220, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 962-7466

Among the most common grievances from both citizens and county staff were … people ‘generally not giving a damn.’

Just point your mobile camera at this code, or go to our website: teddybearcancerfoundation.org/events

We’re Redefining Safe Senior Living in Carpinteria.

well as “multiple guests standing up, mixing, mingling at the facility.” The department threatened to close Eos and ordered the club to attend an administrative hearing, where it could defend itself. The owners did so successfully, but since then, Eos has racked up eight more public complaints.

At Carpinteria’s only assisted living and memory care community, you’ll meet people of similar interests and common goals. Express yourself in art class. Enjoy a friendly game of bocce. Sip your afternoon tea with fellow neighbors on the outdoor patio. We’re pleased to announce that all staff and residents have been given the opportunity to receive both doses of vaccinations. Everyone will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and Santa Barbara County Health Department. It’s a great life here at GranVida. For more information or to schedule your personal or virtual tour, please call 805.324.6534.

The Swiss Restaurant, Santa Maria: The

North County steakhouse received its own notice on February 3, 2021, after six public complaints over a short two-week period just before the New Year. When inspectors arrived, they saw the business was serving the majority of its food and drinks indoors in direct defiance of Health Officer Order 2021-12.1. Since that warning, other patrons have observed similar activity.

NOW ACCEPTING NEW RESIDENTS Apartments start at $4,500 per month.

Small town. Great life. 5464 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 | GranVidaSeniorLiving.com

CONT’D ON PAGE 10 

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

SSL204-01-01en.01 031821

RCFE# 425802114

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

7


Free Virtual Infant Car Seat Safety Class Do you know how to properly install and use an infant car seat? TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021 NOON – 1 P.M. To RSVP and for more information, please call Molly Hawkins at (805) 569-7478 or Lauren Sutherlin at (805) 569-7521.

Four out of five child passenger safety seats (80 percent) are installed or adjusted incorrectly. Cottage Health’s Free Virtual Infant Car Seat Safety Class will help new parents or caregivers keep children safe with the proper use of their car seat.

cottagehealth.org/carseatsafety

Learning the core basics of car seat safety is a valuable skill for keeping your children safe on the road throughout childhood.

DAN I EL DR EI FU SS F I LE PHOTO

COMMUNITY

PAU L WELLM AN F I LE PHOTO

MAR. 11-18, 2021

DEALMAKER: Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez, whose district includes Ortega Park, intervened to broker a deal between city officials and mural advocates.

Outreach Launched for Ortega Park Murals

A

new public-outreach effort will be launched this week to determine just how passionately Santa Barbara’s Eastside residents care about the murals of Ortega Park—unique throughout California in their blend of Aztec, Chumash, and Chicano themes—and to what lengths City Hall can and should go to preserve them. Initially, it appeared as though the murals — many painted by Eastside residents back in the late 1970s—would have to go the way of the dodo bird if the council were to pursue an $8.5 million application for grants earmarked for park improvements in underserved neighborhoods. Those funds, if secured, would cover part of the costs for a major makeover of Ortega Park that included the installation of a heated swimming pool, new synthetic turf playing fields, and a skateboard park, among many other things. Left notably absent from these plans, however, was a provision for some or any of the murals. When supporters of the murals objected — and even the Historic Land-

marks Commission opined that more public outreach was necessary—Parks and Recreation officials said there was no time. The March 14 deadline for the grant application, they argued, did not allow further outreach. Given the intensity of the campaign waged by mural supporters, City Administrator Paul Casey pulled the grant application off the agenda and indicated that perhaps City Hall would not seek the one time-only grant funds after all. Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez, whose district includes Ortega Park, intervened to broker a deal between city officials and mural advocates so that the grant application could be submitted before its deadline expired and expanded outreach could take place. For her efforts, Gutierrez was effusively praised by her council colleagues during last week’s council meeting. This week, the council approved the $23,000 to cover the cost of the new expanded outreach efforts, with the first meeting held Wednesday, March 17. —Nick Welsh

NEWS BRIEFS CONT’D FROM P. 6 ENVIRONMENT Two weeks after a bulldozer standoff between preservationists and the developer’s contractor, Save the San Marcos Foothills was given the option to buy the 101 acres of land for $20 million, which must be raised by 6/2. A positive sign of support must come by 3/24, when $4 million is due. If the acquisition is successful, the West Mesa will be added to a 200-acre preserve granted in 2005 by the landowners and managed by Channel Islands Restoration. So far, the campaign has raised over $1.7 million through contributions from more than 1,000 donors. Donate at tinyurl.com/san-marcos-foothills. At a 3/10 town hall meeting about the closure of wells associated with Platform Holly, namely the onshore piers near Haskell’s Beach, senior staffers with State Lands explained the process that must occur before the decommissioning, namely an environmental report. Preparing that document would begin in the next few weeks and should be finished by year’s end; the removal work would occur in 2022. A report for Platform Holly could possibly be done alongside the piers’, but closing Holly’s 30 wells was stalled by the COVID pandemic. 8

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

COURTS & CRIME Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspected homicide that occurred 3/7 in Los Olivos. A male victim was found deceased in a vehicle along the side of the road on the 6200 block of Foxen Canyon Road. The Sheriff’s Office was initially dispatched there for a car accident, but it was quickly determined the car with the victim inside had not been involved in an accident. To leave an anonymous tip, call (805) 681-4171 or visit sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip.

IMMIGRATION The 94-member New Democrat Coalition Task Force, including cochair Rep. Salud Carbajal, has endorsed two pieces of immigration reform legislation. The Dream and Promise Act would provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, while the Farm Workforce Modernization Act would reform the immigration system by providing a path for existing farmworkers to earn legal status, modernizing the H-2A agricultural guest worker program, and creating a “first-ofits-kind, merit-based visa program specifically designed for the nation’s agricultural sector.” n


NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D HOMELESSNESS

Homeless Camps Cleared

City Officials Serve Eviction Notices as Advocates Question Legality of Move

S

N IC K WELSH

by Nick Welsh anta Barbara city officials launched a sweep of three downtown homeless camps Friday morning, two days after the South Coast was hit by a freak hailstorm that left ice by the Arlington Theatre shortly before the onset of cold winter rains and powerful biting winds. The targets of the city’s action were the homeless encampments at Pershing Park and Dwight Murphy Field and at least one camp on the steep hillsides above Loma Alta near NO DIRECTION HOME: Elizabeth Weiss put up no resistance as City College. city police executed the eviction orders at Pershing Park. Instead, The sweeps reflect an improved she packed up her belongings in a pinkish-purple shopping cart public health prognosis with and headed off for a new site. regard to COVID-19 and a sigseek counseling services and take the steps nificant shift in policy. Until now, local authorities have taken a hands- necessary to obtain transitional housing. But off approach about encampments, citing a it remains uncertain if any of the homeless Centers for Disease Control and Preven- campers at Pershing secured transitional tion (CDC) directive to leave them alone housing via CityNet. Numerous emails and for public health reasons. To date, the CDC phone calls to CityNet have not resolved the has not reversed that directive. But with the question. number of infections and hospitalizations On hand to witness the eviction was Peter declining and the number of vaccinations Marin, a longtime homeless rights advocate, increasing, authorities in City Hall were who is behind the ongoing lawsuit against anticipating the announcement — made City Hall’s ordinance banning oversized this Tuesday—that the county would move vehicles from city streets without a permit. from the most restrictive purple tier to the Marin has charged the ordinance—passed more permissive red one. on the grounds that oversized vehicles pose State health authorities have already a traffic hazard because they block sight green-lighted youth sports. That, in turn, lines — is a subterfuge to criminalize the triggered officials within the city’s Parks and poor. To date, such arguments have failed. Rec department—in conjunction with the Also on hand was lawyer Joe Dougherty, city’s environmental safety officer—to serve who is suing City Hall in federal court on a eviction notices on park occupants living in civil rights violation for arresting and jailing tents. No eviction notices, however, were Steve Price for illegal possession of a shopserved on people living in their RVs in these ping cart after Price had filed a complaint parks. That, City Attorney Ariel Calonne against two police officers. That case remains said, would require a City Council vote, in its infancy. which has not happened yet. Marge Cafarelli, a downtown businessAround City Hall, the sweeps took some person and owner of the Public Market, was by surprise. Councilmember Michael Jor- also present. In recent months, Cafarelli has dan — whose district includes Pershing thrown herself into the cause of finding Park—expressed frustration that he was not housing for the homeless people so that such notified via the normal chain of command encampments are not seen by people on the of the city’s actions. street as a viable option. In recent months, the number of people Cafarelli has been working with SB ACT sleeping in tents at Pershing Park has grown (Santa Barbara Alliance for Community dramatically, as has the number of com- Transformation), a group that’s been tryplaints registered by nearby hotel and motel ing to enlist property and business owners owners. Police reported the presence of typically adversely affected by the presence human feces, syringes, and other drug para- of homeless people, to find a creative soluphernalia at the site. They also have been tion as to where those without homes might called to break up fights and in response to go. To date, no solutions have been agreed theft complaints from nearby residents. upon, but SB ACT expects to soon launch a Homeless rights advocates questioned “navigation center”—where food, services, the legality of the sweeps, given that the clothes, and medical treatment are provided CDC’s injunction on disrupting homeless in a well-orchestrated environment—on a camps has not been lifted. Likewise, they trial basis for one month at the Carrilloquestioned where those uprooted can or will Castillo commuter lot. go. Police told those being uprooted they Initially, it was hoped that site might were free to go wherever they wanted. receive at the end of June the 20 Pallet homes Outreach workers with CityNet—hired now being used for temporary housing in by City Hall—have been blanketing these Isla Vista, but that idea is finding little tracparks, soliciting people living in them to tion at City Hall. n

THIS WEEKEND!

A Night in New Orleans

DEREK DOUGET BAND

WITH THE

with Ashlin Parker, trumpet • Victor Atkins, piano Herlin Riley, drums/vocals • Jason Stewart, bass & Don Vappie, banjo/guitar/vocals

FRI-SUN, MARCH 19-21

ON SALE NOW!

$15 PPV TICKETS AT LOBERO.ORG

Acclaimed saxophonist Derek Douget and his stellar band bring the traditional sounds of New Orleans jazz into your homes. We invite you to blow the blues away and relish in the music of A Night in New Orleans. Sponsored by the Bentson Foundation, Earl Minnis Presents, the Mithun Foundation and the Whittier Foundation. Special thanks to Laurie, Bill & Kim Kauth, Jack Mithun, Mercedes Millington & Susan Torrey, and Brett & Natalie Hodges. LOBERO THEATRE ENDOWMENT FOR AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC Lobero Live is funded in part by the Events and Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture.

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

GET SOCIAL WITH US @loberotheatre

THE INDEPENDENT

9


MAR. 11-18, 2021

COVID Rule Offenders Cont’d from p. 7 The Chase, Santa Barbara: The Chase, a State Street mainstay, was cited December 14, 2020, as a “repeat violator.” Customers were continually allowed to order and eat meals on the restaurant’s front tables, inspectors said, despite the takeout-only GOLETA order. Waitstaff were routinely seen withAve patio. 5757 out masksHollister on the crowded “To have patrons seated in the chairs so close to each other’s adjacent tables is infuriating,” one of the public complaints said. Since then, the restaurant has received four additional complaints.

Locally Owned and Operated

www.santacruzmarkets.com 20 20

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

®

WINNER

TIP

BEST CORNER STORE!

BANANAS

Chicken

ERS

69¢ lb.

T

7#

$

El Pato 7

5 lb. Bag ROMA TOMATOES

$1.29¢

TILAPIA FILLET

89

¢

59

$3.69 lb.

OPS

89 ¢

CHARCOAL

Springfield 8 oz.

WHIP TOPPING

County Supervisor Das Williams and City Councilmember Meagan Harmon

$

lb.

2 for $5

HEAD LETTUCE Mott's (32 oz.)

Mesquite (7 lb.)

Coastal Commission ORANGE JUICE irst District Supervisor Das Williams assembly will appoint a commissioner.

79 2 for $5

$2.99

F389

$

ea.

www.santacruzmarkets.com

featuring bread daily Maizada fresh (8 oz.) Sun Vista from (29 oz.) PINTO BEANS ANANAS LaTOSTADAS Bella Rosa BANANAS BEEF TRIBakery TIP 49 1 49DAYS 1 2 D TO STOCK ON HAND • PRICES EFFECTIVE 7 FULL 2PINEAPPLES for $3 2 99¢227TH THROUGH NEAPPLES OCTOBER FROM NOVEMBER 2ND LEG QUARTERS GOLETA 5757 Hollister Ave

¢

99

$

$

59

7#

MESQUITE CHARCOAL

$

1 99 ea.

MA TOMATOES

89 ¢ lb.

UJI APPLES

89

EDIUM YAMS

59

$

¢ lb.

¢ lb.

EAD LETTUCE

79 ¢

ea.

bread daily from sa Bakery

1

$

¢lb.

$ 59 lb. Santa Barbara

INSTANT COFFEE

of

Thin sliced

CARNE RANCHERA $

Springfield 15 oz.

PEAS & CARROTS

89 ¢

598

PORK CHORIZO SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA WHIP TOPPING $ 49 $ 49 2 St St 324 W. Montecito 1 324 W. Montecito Springfield 8 oz.

lb. ®

FUJI APPLES �

PORK CHOPS

ORANGE JUICE By the bag $ $ 89

¢

lb.

MEDIUM YAMS

89

$

El Pato 7 oz.

HOT TOMATO SAUCE

59 ¢

Folgers 8 oz.

INSTANT COFFEE $

89

589

Springfield 15 oz.

PEAS & CARROTS

89 ¢

¢ GOLETA WHIP TOPPING GOLETA lb. $ 49 5757 Hollister Ave Ave 5757 Hollister 1

59

lb.

Minute Maid 59 oz.

ea.

89 ¢

lb.

Santa Cruz

1

99

ROMA TOMATOES

®

winner

589

99

$

7#

2018 PORK BUTT Best

Folgers 8 oz.

LONG GRAIN RICE MESQUITE CHARCOAL

69

59 ¢

HEAD LETTUCE

Springfield 8 oz.

Minute Maid 59 oz.

ORANGE JUICE

79 $ 89 3 Support1local people at BANANAS 3 BANANAS LONG GRAINworking RICE 98

BEEF TRI ¢TIP

249

lb.

Mahatma 2#

¢

ea.

49 ¢

Now featuring fresh bread daily from La Bella Rosa businesses! 99 $ $ locally 59 lb.NOowned 1Bakery SALES TO DEALERS LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND • PRICES EFFECTIVE 7 FULL DAYS FROM OCTOBER 27TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 2ND

lb. LIMITED STOCK ON HAND 7# • PRICES EFFECTIVE 7 FULL DAYS FROM MARCH 18 THROUGH MARCH 24 Chicken

MESQUITE CHARCOAL PINEAPPLES

PINEAPPLES MARCH 18, 2021 $ INDEPENDENT.COM LEG QUARTERS 89

SANTA BARBARA 324 W. Montecito St

By the bag

89

HOT TOMATO SAUCE

ES EFFECTIVE 7 FULL DAYS UGH NOVEMBER 2ND

10

¢

lb.

lb.

Chicken

El Pato 7 oz.

$

Mahatma 2#

By the bag

LONG GRAIN RICE

lb.

GOLETA 5757 Hollister Ave

SANTA BARBARA 324 W. Montecito St

Mahatma 2#

SANTA BARBARA THE INDEPENDENT 324 W. Montecito St

By the bag

$BANANAS ¢99

GOLETA 5757 Hollister Ave

2 LONG GRAIN RICE Mahatma 2#

49 1 Williams, Harmon Nominated for

Minute Maid 59 oz.

CLAMATO ¢

antacruzmarkets.com

589

PEAS & CARROTS

¢ PINEAPPLES

BEEF TRI TIP

ENVIRONMENT

Springfield 15 oz.

$2.98 lb. MEDIUM YAMS 49¢ lb.

ORIZOBy The Bag

59 ¢ $

WHITE ONIONS lb.

MARINATED CHICKEN

TOMATO SAUCE

INSTANT COFFEE

HEAD LETTUCE

Boneless

Two more Santa Barbara businesses — Santo Mezcal and O’Malley’s Bar — found themselves in serious hot water during the first few months of the pandemic. Santo Mezcal was close to losing its license for serving customers at its inside bar, despite at least three written warnings. But after conversations with Public Health staff, both locations made the necessary corrections and haven’t had any issues since. n

289

Folgers 8 oz.

lb.

89¢ ea. NCHERA $2.98 lb. FUJI APPLES

the pandemic, the Lompoc craft beer and wine bar has been the target of a record number 13 calls and emails from concerned citizens. The most recent was logged last week. On February 19, 2021, county staff knocked the business for “continuing to oz. provide indoor service” and said its operating permit was at risk. Records include mentions of late-night karaoke and customers eating and drinking at the bar after closing.

MESQUITE CHARCOAL

RUSSET POTATOESHOT

89

199

Tap & Cork, Lompoc: Since the start of

1

PORK CHORIZO

$2.98 lb.

$

lb.

$ lb. 99 69¢ ea.

$1.89 lb.

No fewer than 23 complaints have been filed against these two State Street bars. The most common grievances from both citizens and county staff were bartenders and servers not wearing masks, indoor and outdoor tables placed right next to each other, and people “generally not giving a damn.”

LONG GRAIN RICE

ROMA TOMATOES PINEAPPLES

PORK TRI TIP

Santa Cruz

49

PASILLA CHILES ¢

BONELESS BREASTS

$1.98 lb.

Mahatma 2#

Sandbar and Baja Sharkeez, Santa Barbara:

PAU L WELLM AN FI LE PHOTO

RA o St

rant and bakery had no known record until December 9, 2020, when it started racking up violations. Records show indoor and outdoor dining when it wasn’t allowed.

DAN I EL DR EI FUSS FI LE PHOTO

BEST SANTA BARBARA

Jack’s in Old Orcutt, Orcutt: This rural restau-

$

Mahatma 2#

lb.

and Santa Barbara City Councilmember Meagan Harmon were both nominated on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors to be the South Central Coast region representative on the California Coastal Commission. “I love our coast. It is a resource that is essential in my life and essential in my daughter’s life and in the life of every Californian,” Harmon said. “I also know well and have a deep appreciation for the Coastal Act. It’s one of the most important laws ever written on coastal protection.” The Coastal Commission aims to protect and enhance California’s coast and is made up of 12 voting GOLETAmembers and three non-voting5757 members. SixAve of the voting members are Hollister public members, and the other six are local Mahatma 2# elected officials who come from specific LONG GRAIN RICE districts. From those that are nomi99 $coastal nated by the supervisors, the governor, state committee on rules, or the speaker of the

1

7#

MESQUITE CHARCOAL

GOLETA 5757 Hollister Ave

99

$

289

The selection will not just be between Harmon and Williams. San Luis Obispo County is scheduled to make its nomination on Tuesday, and Ventura County already nominated its Supervisor Linda Parks and Oxnard councilmembers Gabriela Basua and Vianey Lopez and Port Hueneme Councilmember Laura Hernandez. If appointed, the elected official will maintain their position in office in addition to their new role on the Coastal Commission. Guadalupe City Councilmember Antonio Ramirez also threw his hat in the ring, but because he was less known and had a shorter track record on coastal issues, he was not selected by the supervisors as a Coastal Commission nominee. “I have spent my entire life enormously passionate about the coast, passionate about its preservation, passionate about our beaches and oceans,” Williams said about his nomination. —Delaney Smith


DAN I EL DR EI FU SS F I LE PHOTOS

NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

HELP ON THE WAY: Money from the latest stimulus will go to restaurants and bars, vaccination efforts, and food programs for seniors, among many others.

Where’s Stimulus Money Going in S.B. County? Relief for Individuals, Schools, Workplaces, and More

by Jean Yamamura resident Biden signed the American Rescue Plan on Friday, and some taxpayers had already received direct payments into their bank accounts by the past weekend, the first flow of economic relief to come from the $1.9 trillion (with a T) committed by the new administration to combat the economic and health effects of COVID-19. States, counties, and cities might not receive their coronavirus recovery funds quite so quickly, but they’re getting far more than the $1,400 going to individuals. Nationally, federally recognized tribes will receive $20 billion (with a B). California’s economy will “roar back from the pandemic,” Governor Newsom stated, with the help of roughly $42 billion from the U.S. Treasury. Santa Barbara County will receive $86.6 million (with an M) directly, to be spent by the end of 2024. Its cities will get a total of $88 million to help make up shortfalls in revenue: • Santa Maria — $40.61 million • Santa Barbara — $22.59 million • Lompoc — $13.19 million • Goleta — $5.62 million • Carpinteria — $2.52 million • Guadalupe — $1.46 million • Solvang — $1.10 million • Buellton — $0.96 million

P

FOR INDIVIDUALS

Santa Barbara County residents’ median income level in 2019 was just under $75,000, the number that qualifies individuals for a direct Rescue Plan payment of $1,400, which is based on 2019 or 2020 income tax records. The same goes for heads of households earning up to $112,500. Married couples filing jointly and earning up to $150,000 will receive up to $2,800. Dependents also receive $1,400, and the Rescue Plan allows families to claim dependents who are over 17 or elderly for the first time. This is the third stimulus payment, and for those who didn’t file, the payment can be claimed through a 2020 tax form. More relief comes in the form of an increase of 15 percent in the food-stamp maximum to the end of September; $800 million to the Women, Infants, and Children program; $37 million for a food program for seniors; plus $1.1 billion to states for admin costs. In voting for the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Santa Barbara Congressmember Salud Carbajal pointed to its wide social benefits: “The direct payments, unemployment benefits, tax credits, and health-care subsidies will help lift nearly 12 million people out of poverty,” and he called the bill a “bold investment” in vaccines, schools, and small business.

WORKPLACES AND WORKERS

The county’s unemployment rate is up from a depth of 14 percent in April 2020, rising to November’s 5.8 percent,

closer to the pre-pandemic figure of 4.9 percent. But January 2021 was 7.7 percent, which represents roughly 7,400 jobs lost since the previous month and 18,700 since one year before. A majority of the jobs lost since January 2020 are in the restaurant and hotel trades, 11,600 in all. The Rescue Plan — which contains dollar amounts to be disbursed nationwide — includes aid to the hospitality industry, live venues, farmers, food banks, transit, and more: • $28.6 billion in grants for restaurants and bars through Small Business Administration; $5 billion is earmarked to those making less than $500,000 • $350 billion to keep frontline workers on the job, and also water, sewer, and broadband workers • $4 billion in block grants for mental-health and substance-abuse programs, including $280 million for firstresponder “burnout” • $7.25 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program, and $15 billion to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program Weekly federal benefits of $300 set to expire March 14 are extended to September 6. (Up to • $10,200 of 2020 benefits could be federal-income-tax exempt)

FOR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS

Nearly $130 billion goes to improve ventilation, reduce class sizes, buy protective gear, and hire support staff to increase safety at schools. Another $7.1 billion will reimburse schools and libraries for internet service, hotspots, and computers for students. Also, • $800 million to help homeless students, $5 billion in an electronic payment system for school and summer meals • $3 billion for individuals with disabilities • $1.3 billion each for after-school and summer enrichment programs • $40 billion for revenues lost by higher education, with at least half to be emergency financial aid to hungry and homeless students Student loans forgiven between December 2020 and January 2026 are nontaxable income.

FOR FAMILIES

A study by Columbia University estimated the ARP’s child tax credit alone would cut child poverty in half. For 2021, it rises from $2,000 per child to $3,000, and to $3,600 for a child under age 6. Families that don’t file can claim a credit refund instead. Also, • The childcare tax credit for 2021 doubles to $8,000 for one child and $16,000 for two or more children. • $39 billion goes to childcare provider block grants.

• Head Start programs receive $1 billion for safety measures.

STAYING HOUSED

As much as $10 billion goes to states for rental, mortgage, utility, tax, and insurance help for those affected by COVID. Also, state and local governments can access $4.75 billion for the HOME Investment Partnership program, affordable housing, and acquisition of non-congregate shelter spaces.

INSURANCE

The Affordable Care Act (a k a Obamacare) capped subsidies at 400 percent above the poverty level. The American Rescue Plan now subsidizes Obamacare’s silver plan to 8.5 percent of income. For those below 150 percent of the poverty level, the payment is zero (down from 4 percent). Also, anyone on unemployment in 2021 can claim 113 percent of the poverty level and qualify for a fully subsidized silver-level ACA health plan. And, for those who lost their job and employer’s insurance plan and are on COBRA, the subsidy is 100 percent.

TO ‘CRUSH THE VIRUS’

Van Do-Reynoso, director of Public Health for Santa Barbara County, called herself “thrilled” to know $55.5 billion would be invested in the nation’s COVID-19 response. “I am looking forward to seeing the flow of dollars into Santa Barbara County,” she said, so that “all members of our community will have access to testing, isolation and quarantine, case management and vaccines.” The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund gets $10 billion to enable “work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the public health emergency.” Each state is to receive $100 million, with $4.7 billion to be split based on rural population and poverty level. Another $51 billion goes to testing, contact tracing, and surveillance, including: • $20 billion to vaccination programs through the Centers for Disease Control, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Indian Health Services • $7.6 billion to Community Health Centers • $7.6 billion to hire 100,000 more full-time public-health workers • $1.75 billion to surveil for coronavirus mutations • $10 billion for the domestic manufacture of protective gear • $8.7 billion in Global Health Funding to slow the virus and its mutations.

4 •1•1

To check the status of your 2021 Economic Impact Payment and learn how to claim all three stimulus payments, visit irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment. To sign up for an ACA silver plan, go to coveredca .com. For businesses seeking financial information, check the county’s recoverysbc.org website. Multiple tabs list recovery resources, business assistance, webinars, extensive state and federal resources, and more.

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

11


Opinions

angry poodle barbecue

Bark But Verify

ALL BARK, NO BITE: Some stories are so bad they’re good. Some stories are too good to be true. The 4,000-word rip-the-lid-off exposé

written by screenwriter-turned-reporter Mitchell Kriegman in the most recent Los Angeles magazine about the corruptions wrought by cannabis in Santa Barbara, it turns out, are both. The article is, undeniably, a great read. Unfortunately, it’s also false at its very core. The article— “In Sleepy Santa Barbara, a City Hall Insider Is Raising Eyebrows”—is an indefensibly one-sided warts-and-all romp through the landscape of Santa Barbara City politics in which dirt gets deliciously dished on Mayor Cathy Murillo, City Administrator Paul Casey, City Attorney Ariel Calonne, and former police chief Lori Luhnow. But most dirt is dumped on Luhnow’s right-hand man, Anthony Wagner, whom Kriegman depicts as a bully, a buffoon, and a crook —a public servant who rigged the deck

on behalf of his former business partner in securing one of the city’s three lucrative cannabis dispensary permits. The partner then flipped it, making untold millions in profit. People were aghast. “How could this happen?” they demanded. Good question. The short answer: It didn’t.

Had Mitchell Kriegman only picked up the phone, he could have found that out. He didn’t.

Instead, in answer to my query, he said he emailed “all the parties relevant to the article … well before publication, several more than

once…. Questions were also submitted directly and a request for interviews and comments were also made. Not one responded,” he said. Kriegman did get one thing absolutely right; Wagner is a great story. He’s a big gulp of man who packs a lot of carbonation. He talks big; he wears big shoes and loud socks. But Wagner steps on toes. Before moving here from San Diego in 2017 to work with now retired chief Luhnow, Wagner had never been a cop, or even worked for a police department. It was weird. Wagner’s job experience was as a San Diego planning commissioner and as a land-use con-

sultant specializing in converting farmland into integrated cannabis operations. His part-

ner in that consulting firm was a guy named

Micah Anderson, who, in Kriegman’s narrative,

plays the role of “smoking gun.” Anderson, it’s important to note, is now a major cannabis supplier statewide. When Santa Barbara City Hall solicited

competitive bids for three cannabis licenses in 2018, five evaluators were chosen, approved

by City Administrator Casey, from the City’s Fire, Planning, Administration, Attorney, and Police departments. Wagner was the public spokesperson for the group. He, after all, knew the industry. Together, these five each ranked the applicants based on their respective fields of expertise. Wagner, for example, ranked the applicants’ security plans. Kriegman focused on the permit secured by Golden State Greens, a highly successful

dispensary out of San Diego owned by a guy named Adam Knopf. Wagner knew Knopf from his San Diego Planning Commission days when he voted to approve a Knopf cannabis project. Knopf’s proposal—for a dispensary by State Street and Ontare Road—would be one of the three finalists to win Santa Barbara’s cannabis beauty contest. Knopf secured all needed building permits, but he never built the dispensary or opened the business. Instead, he took advantage of a dubious provision in Santa Barbara’s cannabis ordinance that allowed him

to sell his permits for millions to a Floridabased operator. Lost in the flurry of Kriegman’s many insinuations is a genuine bombshell accusation.

Kriegman alleges that Wagner’s former business partner Micah Anderson was a partner with Knopf in his Santa Barbara dispensary project. If true, that would mean Wagner helped evaluate the project of a former business partner. That, in any book, constitutes a major conflict of interest. Failure by Wagner to disclose such a fox-guarding-the-henhouse relationship would be grounds for immediate termination and perhaps legal action. Acting Police Chief Barney Melekian placed Wagner on paid administrative leave

this Monday so that an outside entity hired by City Hall can investigate Anderson’s role in this deal and determine if Wagner failed to disclose any conflict to his superiors. I covered the dispensary selection process and have no recollection of Micah Anderson. His name appears on none of the documents. Had Kriegman talked to Wagner, Wagner

would have told him—as he told me— Anderson had absolutely nothing to do with the deal. Had he called Anderson, Anderson would have told him the same thing. I know because I called Anderson on Tuesday night. Anderson said he had nothing to do with the Santa Barbara deal and that he has no business relationships with Adam Knopf or Golden State Greens anywhere else. Anderson stated he and Knopf did try to get a dispensary approved in Pasadena a year after Knopf had won the Santa

Barbara dispensary, but the Pasadena proposal did not survive the vetting stage. Anderson also said he had never been con-

tacted by anyone in connection with the Los Angeles magazine article either by phone, by email, or by text. “That’s kind of unusual,” he said. “Don’t you think?” Kriegman wrote he tried to contact Wagner by email, but Wagner never responded. Wag-

ner emphatically denied this, insisting Kriegman never tried to contact him even though Wagner gave him his cell phone number and email address. The reason I believe Wagner is that Wagner is one of the most hyper-accessible people in City government. Kriegman also wrote that he sought comment from City Attorney Calonne but without success. Calonne said Kriegman

sent him an email requesting comment for an article Kriegman said he’d already written. Calonne said he didn’t see the point in responding. Calonne showed me the email.

Kriegman now lives in Portugal. He’s a gifted screenwriter. The moral of the story? Don’t send a screenwriter to do a reporter’s job.

—Nick Welsh

Ce leb rat ing Ou r Ce rti fie d Nu rs es Cottage Health is proud to honor our certified nurses during this challenging time and gratefully recognizes their advanced knowledge and performance excellence. Nursing certifications play an increasingly important role for patients and their loved ones and include critical care, emergency nursing, medical-surgical, orthopedic, psychiatry and addiction medicine, surgical services, trauma, wound and many others. Cottage Health encourages national board certification for all eligible nurses. Today and every day, Cottage Health celebrates our nurses and their compassionate care and dedication to patients. Learn more at cottagehealth.org.

12

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM


OPINIONS CONT’D STEVE SACK / STAR TRIBUNE

Letters

HOURS 9:00-4:00 Monday-Saturday Closed Sunday

Angels in Santa Barbara

Y

oung angels abound in Santa Barbara. I have seen them and am forever grateful for their presence. My husband and I were returning to La Cañada from San Francisco on March 1, and we pulled off the 101 to get a bite to eat before the final two-hour drive home. As my husband locked the car, he turned to me, stumbled, and then I saw the crooked smile. I had seen the signs before in others; he was having a stroke. About 15 feet away was the first angel, just strolling along behind the restaurant. I yelled for help and for her to call 9-1-1. Without hesitation, she came and placed the call. I was trying to hold up my 190-pound husband, answer the questions posed by 9-1-1, and failing at both. That is when two more angels appeared. A young man and another young woman suddenly were there helping me hold him up. I was so afraid he would fall and get a concussion on top of the stroke. Just as he finally sat in the car, I heard the sirens. The paramedics took charge. The young man waved at me as they all left. I do not know who they were, where they came from, or where they went. That is why I call them angels. I do not know what I would have done without them. Because of the young people’s help, the paramedic’s immediate care, and the expert care by the doctors and staff of Cottage Hospital, my husband is in excellent condition. I hope those exceptionally fine young people read this. I want them to know I will never forget their help and kindness. I hope to pay it forward someday. —Morgan Spiecker, La Cañada Flintridge

Save the Foothills

S

anta Barbara is arguably the birthplace of environmentalism. In response to the 1969 oil spill, Santa Barbarans helped usher in a new era of environmentalism. Fifty-two years after the oil spill, we have a new call to action. Currently, development next to the San Marcos Foothills Preserve is beginning. Twenty-five acres of this undeveloped indigenous land is going to be destroyed in order to build mansions. The San Marcos Foothills Preserve is one of the last remaining native grasslands in Santa Barbara. Telling you the construction plans is not the point of this letter. The point is: You should be outraged. You should be outraged by the environmental impacts of the proposed construction. As one of

the last native grasslands left in California, the San Marcos Foothills are home to some of the county’s most treasured flora and fauna. Anyone who has spent time in the preserve can attest to the diversity of wildlife. Construction will invariably have a ripple effect throughout the ecosystem. Construction not only destroys the physical habitat, but it will create automobile traffic, noise pollution, and light pollution, which will impact the wildlife. It will displace smaller prey animals, such as rabbits, which will cause predator species, such as whitetailed kites, to leave the area in search of a more plentiful food source. Construction will also block wildlife from using migratory routes that their species have relied on for centuries. And with all this, I have not even touched on the fact that this is indigenous land. For thousands of years, this was the home of the Chumash. As a population that has prided ourselves on our progressive history of environmentalism, we should be ashamed that we are allowing this crime against nature to occur. Join the effort to buy and conserve the land. Visit SanMarcosFoothills.com.

—Sarah Oberhauser, S.B.

Bikes vs. Feet

R

egarding the State Street “pedestrian” mall—that means on foot! I am really bothered by the new bike rules, horrid green paint that limits pedestrian space, and density created. And with no public input! It is now difficult to go on State Street if you want to socially distance and not be near unmasked people. As bikes whiz through, there is not enough room to avoid the 75-80 percent unmasked. Other cities with “promenades” allow bikes only to be walked, as should scooters, skateboards, and other wheeled modes of transportations. Take a walk, slow down, mask up, shop, —Elissa Ross, S.B. eat, enjoy safely!

165 S. Patterson

964-9944

Patterson Ave

1/2 Barrel reg. 49⁹⁵

Hollister Ave

A name synonymous with quality and service.

Thru 3/26/20

www.lasumida.com

San Ysidro Pharmacy UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Compounding Pharmacy Call us to transfer your prescriptions and experience our personalized friendly, small town service! Delivery in Montecito, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. We offer curbside pick-up or walk in We care about your safety and well-being Monday-Friday 9-6pm | Saturday 9-3pm 1498 East Valley Rd. Montecito CA, 93108 805-969-2284 sanysidropharmacy.com

The Independent welcomes letters of less than 250 words that include a daytime phone number for verification. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Send to: Letters, S.B. Independent, 12 E. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; or fax: 965-5518; or email: letters@independent. com. Unabridged versions and more letters appear at independent.com/opinions. INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

13


obituaries Gary Michael Mosel

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com ful for the many joyous times we had with him. Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 East Sola Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. https://gofund.me/8aeda3f7

12/31/1959 - 3/7/2021

Family and friends alike will never forget this “one of a kind” individual who could be so gruff on the outside but had such a tender heart. There will be no formal services for Dave; however, there will be a Celebration of Life in the near future.

Kenneth Leo Kiernan 7/10/1928 - 2/21/2021

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, Gary Mosel, loving husband, son and brother, passed away at the age of 61. Gary was born on December 31, 1959 in Santa Barbara, California to Rudi and Rosel Mosel. Gary was a plumber in Santa Barbara for over 44 years and owned Goleta Plumbing & Mechanical for years and was active in the Santa Barbara County Plumbers Union Local 114. On March 31, 2017, Gary married the love of his life, Marco Antonio Silva. Gary and Marco were together over 23 years and their wedding day was a joyous celebration of their love for each other. Gary was a man of many passions and talents: a highly accomplished chef, woodworking, music, travel: He lived life to the fullest with Marco and his many friends. One of Gary’s recent accomplishments was building a large outdoor dining table in the backyard so that he could host his famous dinner parties in what can only be described as an all-day cooking event for the enjoyment of all his invited guests. Gary was very active in the Santa Barbara Community. He took the lead in building Heath House which provided hospice care for AIDS patients in the 1980’s as well as Sarah House which provides support for end of life care for low income and homeless men and women. Gary was also a leader within the Santa Barbara LGBTQ Community serving as the President of the Board of the Santa Barbara Gay & Lesbian Business Association providing scholarships and humanitarian awards among other endeavors for the LGBTQ community. Gary’s infectious wit and humor were probably one of the things most people will remember. He had no problem telling his close friends during a humorous exchange, “I’m gonna roll you in a ball!” Gary is preceded in death by his brother Norbert Mosel, and is survived by his husband Marco, his parents Rudi and Rosel, his sister Heidi MoselRiedo, and his niece Heather Riedo. No one can ever fill the void that Gary’s death has created at much too young of an age, but we celebrate him and are thank14

THE INDEPENDENT

Dave Allan Mobley 10/29/1958 - 2/9/2021

Dave Allan Mobley, 62 passed away unexpectedly at home in California Valley, CA on February 9, 2021 due to complications associated with emphysema. Dave was born on October 29, 1958 in Corvallis, OR. He moved to Santa Barbara, CA with his mother at the age of 4. Dave lived his life to the fullest and always on the edge as he was an extremist and a thrill seeker. He had a passion for the great outdoors. He enjoyed camping, biking, hiking and snowboarding. He was well known in Santa Barbara for his skateboarding abilities and, at one time, rode for Tom Simms. It was not uncommon to hear of Dave skateboarding down Mountain Drive or the likes of. He was clocked one time on Hwy 1 coming out of Lompoc at 81 MPH. Dave joined the Marine’s in 1975 and was very proud to be a Marine. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Donald Roger Mobley and his youngest sister, Sandy Lynn Block. He also lost a very dear friend recently, Edmund Ramirez, who resided in Peru. Dave was unaware of his passing. He leaves behind his girlfriend of 31 years, Janine Morgan; his mother Nelda Jean Block; his stepmother Jeanette Mobley; his brothers Brian Dana Mobley (Candi), Eric Mobley (Beth) and Kenneth Weston (Lorraine); his sisters Andrea Schamp (Jeff), Jo Weston, Shela Ann Hickman (Charlie) and Shelly Puffer (Bruce).

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of a dear husband, father and friend, Ken Kiernan. He passed away peacefully, the evening of February 21, 2021, due to complications of congestive heart failure and amyloid heart disease. He was 92 years old. Kenneth Leo Kiernan was born in Dearborn, Michigan on July 10th, 1928 to a mother with a family history going back before the American Revolution. His father was the son of Irish immigrant parents and was an attorney for Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. Tragically, Kenneth’s mother died when he was 4 years old. It was a difficult time both emotionally and financially as it was the Great Depression. Sadly, his father could not afford a babysitter and there was no family nearby to help, so Ken and his older brother, Frank, were placed in an orphanage. They spent much of their childhood at Barbour Hall in Kalamazoo, Michigan, an orphanage/school run by Sisters of St. Joseph. After the Depression, Ken’s father remarried and he gained another brother, Ralph. In high school he excelled in academics and sports. In sports, he was especially good at basketball and baseball. He graduated with honors: president of his class and valedictorian. Always a high achiever, he graduated University of Michigan with honors and a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. As is the case in life, nothing goes as planned: the Korean War began and Ken was drafted. Ken nearly spent 2 years in Korea, from January 1951 to November 1952. The Korean War was a life changing experience for him. He saw the devastation of war first hand: the suffering of others and himself, spending 3 weeks in a hospital after driving over a landmine. Later, he was invited to continue a career in the military, but chose to return to civilian life.

After his wartime experience, he joined the General Motors’ Parade of Progress, an exhibit that toured the country, combining entertainment, education and promotion, informing the public about advances in technology and science. He made many friendships during this period, some becoming lifelong. He followed that up with a PR position at Aerospace, working along side his brother in Sacramento, CA. It was a good time in his life: spending quality hours with family and friends. Also, he made happy memories playing catch with his young nephew, Frank Jr.! Again, Ken was bit by the wanderlust bug, which resulted in many enjoyable months traveling Europe. One of his most memorable adventures was growing cotton in the Australian outback, near St. George. The operation went belly up, but he and his group of buddies had the distinction of being some of the first entrepreneurs to grow cotton there. Now, it is a large, thriving industry. The outback could get miserably hot and it was hard work, but he was entertained by the personalities of the people he met and some of their colorful sayings. On a side note, he was very proud of how he protected a family of kangaroos from discovery(as they are hunted frequently by the locals). So, even though it was not a financial success, it was a unique and exciting experience. He loved Australia! For years, he frequently talked about returning there. In 1964 he worked in the Whirlpool pavilion at the World’s Fair in New York City. His future wife, Katherine, was working at the Scott Paper exhibit and by pure coincidence, they met at a mutual acquaintance’s party. They were married in the same year! Shortly, thereafter, drawn to the natural beauty and job prospects, they moved to Walnut Creek, CA to begin a new chapter. In 1966, Katherine gave birth to their only child, Kylie. Not too long after, Ken and Kay moved back to the East Coast, to Florida, near the Everglades National Park and decided to open a gift store. The store was very successful; focusing on exotic imports from all over the world. Unfortunately, they felt they could not stay there, due to health concerns relating to their daughter. This prompted them to finish their graduate degrees, so they would have more career and location choices. Katherine received her Master’s in American History from Hunter College in New York and Kenneth received his Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from East Carolina University in

North Carolina. Many moves later, the Kiernan family settled in Santa Barbara, CA. Kathy and Ken held a variety of positions in the city. Kenneth was assistant principal, guidance counselor and journalism instructor at Bishop Diego High School. Some time after that, Ken worked at the Probation Department as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. He was able to use his skills as an educator and counselor to help young people with problems. He also worked for a time at the post office. After retiring, Kenneth edited and self-published a book he had completed nearly 25 years earlier. Both Ken and Kathy enjoyed the arts, literature, nature and spending time with family and friends. Always a man of letters and a wordsmith, he relished a clever turn of phrase that brought a smile. He also had a melodious voice and, would break into song with hardly any prompting, especially one from a favorite musical. One friend remembered his gifts as an orator, with his resonant speaking voice. In addition to these talents, he was a devoted husband always and a loving father. He supported his wife during her lengthy illness and his daughter, during her medical challenges. He will be forever missed and forever loved, leaving an empty space only he can fill. But though we may grieve his loss, may he find joy in the afterlife, surrounded by all the loved ones who have gone before… He is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Kiernan, of 51 years; brothers, Frank and Ralph Kiernan; sister-in-law Lyla Kiernan; parents, Frank and Florence Kiernan; stepmother, Kathryn Kiernan. He is survived by his daughter, Kylie Kershaw(Robert); brothers-inlaw Henry Kafel(Carol) and John Kafel(Suzanne); sister-in-law Judy Kiernan; cousin Sharon Dante(Steve); several nieces and nephews, as well as close family friends. No public ceremony will be held at this time, but an online memorial is being planned for the future. In the meantime, please go to www.wrhsb.com to share a special memory, or a few thoughts and photos of Ken. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.


obituaries Todd Michael Angulo 4/2/1964 - 2/28/2021

Santa Barbara, California- On Sunday, February 28, 2021 Todd Angulo passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56. He was born to Linda and Mel Angulo on April 2nd 1964. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Angulo, his children, Jonathan (Patty) and George Ramirez (Reina), his parents, Mel and Linda Angulo, his brother Manny Angulo (Carrie), his grandchildren, Annette, Oliver, Raymond, Isabel and Jay, cousins Marie (Dan), and Eileen (Marrisa). Todd went to Washington, La Cumbre, Santa Barbara High School, and Santa Barbara City College for Geology. Todd became infamous for his Annual Aries Parties, which went on for decades and will be very much missed by all those who attended throughout the years. He was also a huge music aficionado enjoying the sounds of David Bowie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Bob Marley to name a few. Todd made lasting deep friendships playing in the bands Fallout and Plastic Fish. Todd was an outright stud in his 20’s helping to win the 9 man Kai Elua 1987 Ironman Championship. He worked for the US Postal Service for 35 years, making lifelong friends and meeting the love of his life Bernadette. Todd enjoyed his Mission Canyon route as it provided him with endless spectacular views of Santa Barbara and customers who became friends for many years. Todd loved not necessarily in this order: the love of his life Bernadette, being barefoot, Washington Redskins, his many friends and family, hiking, camping, playing his electric guitar, mountain biking, kayaking, and outrigger canoeing. A Love Letter to Todd from his dearest Love Pookie (Bernadette): When we first met at the Post Office I thought you were the funniest guy in the office. Then our lives started, and what we thought was a fling at first turned out to be 30 years of not being able to stay apart from each other. We fell in love and my deep love for you had me following you around like a puppy dog learning new tricks, taking me places that I would probably never visited on my own, Jamaica, Hawaii,

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com Texas, Mexico, San Felipe, New Orleans road trips, Tunnel Trail to Oregon, Yosemite, eloping in 2006 in Reno Nevada, KonTiki (our favorite love nest in Pismo Beach). You raised my two boys like they were your own and also welcomed our first granddaughter Annette (now 21) into our lives at a very young age. Mickey our cat and Sofia our dog who you poured so much love into are going to miss you. Todd we’ve always loved you and miss you already. A private service will be held March 20, 2021.

Marceline Hendrickson 4/21/1928 - 2/23/2021

Marceline Day Hendrickson passed from this life into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 23, 2021. She was born April 21, 1928 in Wenatchee, Washington, to Benton and Maude Day. She and her older brother lived in Washington until 1939 when the family moved to San Jose, California for employment opportunities and better weather. Marcy attended school in San Jose, and enjoyed being the editor of her High School newspaper, Lion Tales. After graduation from High School, Marcy moved to Los Angeles, California to attend art school. While there she and a friend came to Santa Barbara to attend a dance where Marcy met her future husband, Ken Hendrickson. They had a nine month courtship and were married at the Santa Barbara Mission in 1950. They settled in a small home in Isla Vista before there were paved roads or the University. They quickly out grew their little home in Isla Vista and moved to a tract home in Goleta that was larger and could accommodate a growing family. Marcy enjoyed living in the Goleta Valley area for 72 years. She was a devoted wife to Ken, celebrating 65 years together before Ken passed away in 2015. Marcy enjoyed creating a wonderful home for her

family. She loved to entertain and enjoyed having family and friends into her home. She was an avid gardener and loved creating beautiful floral arrangements from her beautiful garden. Marcy raised five children and was active in her church, and she also wrote a weekly column for the Santa Barbara News Press in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. As her children grew older, Marcy used her floral arranging talent working for Goleta Floral and then owned her own business doing wedding flowers. After retiring from her wedding flower business she would continue to do floral arrangements for family and friends. She also enjoyed volunteering at Transition House,Villa Majella and the Santa Barbara Rose Garden. Marcy is survived by her five children (Ken Hendrickson, Karen Thomsen, Kathy Eyman, David Hendrickson, Paul Hendrickson), six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a nephew.

Devin Mae Johns

that no one else should experience the tragic loss of a child. Devin left us last year on March 9, 2020 at the age of 15 leaving behind her heartbroken parents, sister, grandparents Dennis and Virginia Johns, and two dogs. There will be a remembrance for Devin on March 27 th at Welch-Ryce-Haider in Goleta from 9-11am. We will be following Covid guidelines allowing small groups to pay their respects throughout the 2 hours. Please bring a written note to include in her empty yearbook and/or a memory or story for her family to cherish. You can also write a note at the event. Please spread a bit of kindness to others that may be struggling in these isolating times.

3/9/2020

Jon Stephen Hedges

What can you say about a life gone too soon and will be forever missed? Devin Mae Johns was born 16 years ago to Darren and Carrie. She made their family complete. She was such a good baby and looked up to her big sister, Kira. Devin was a very loving, sensitive, creative, smart and talented girl. She loved all types of music. Devin also loved all animals and was becoming a talented photographer. She enjoyed traveling, playing piano, and was most passionate about ballet, which she continued until her passing. She had close friends whom she cherished and was always open to making new friends. Devin had many influential people in her life including her ballet family, her Isla Vista Elementary teachers, and fellow students. She was a hardworking student and had just started the DPEA at Dos Pueblos High. Devin said she wanted to be an elementary school teacher. She struggled with several challenges in life that greatly affected her. Devin was a sensitive soul and suffered with mental pain. She was very good at hiding her problems from most people. Too many young people are not getting the help they need, even when their families and doctors believe they are doing all they can. If Devin’s short life could do one thing….teach others to speak up if you find a friend struggling. Do not hold it in confidence and tell a trusted adult immediately. Our wish would be

When we truly see the Lord, we will act in the world energized by what we receive at the Altar. We shall go forth in peace in the similitude of the Incarnation, acting as He would toward all people suffering in need. When we are there, it will be the intersection of Heaven and Earth. We will meet the Lord there on our own streets. – Fr. Jon-Stephen Hedges Memory Eternal! The Very Reverend Father Jon-Stephen Hedges reposed in the Lord on February 25, 2021 at Sarah House Santa Barbara after a brief illness. Born on December 24, 1947, Fr. Jon-Stephen was the son of a naval officer, and as such spent his youth moving about. He was raised in Long Beach, California, considered Colorado “home” and came to Isla Vista in 1968. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in cultural anthropology, and also completed a Masters in Orthodox Theology from St. Athanasius Academy. Father Jon-Stephen served as an Assistant Pastor at St. Athanasius for many years, in addition to serving widely within

12/24/1947 - 2/25/2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

the Santa Barbara community. He served as volunteer Chaplain with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Department, the Isla Vista Foot Patrol, and several other agencies serving in the aftermath of most Santa Barbara disasters. He was a Board-Certified Crisis Chaplain with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; Certified Trauma Responder (CTR); and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B). Familiarly known as Fr. Jon, he collaborated and consulted with several Santa Barbara County agencies on crisis, trauma, and disaster issues; was deployed by Red Cross and IOCC as a Disaster Mental Health worker to many disasters beginning with Hurricane Katrina; helped develop the St. Brigid Fellowship of St. Athanasius Church which serves the unsheltered in our community; and collaborated with Doctors Without Walls and many others to encourage his friends on the streets. He was retired from County of Santa Barbara Behavioral Wellness and was employed at the time of his death by the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County- Case Management and Development Consultant. His office was located at the Pescadero Lofts in Isla Vista. Father was a part of the development of Pescadero Lofts- a model project designed to bring persons experiencing homelessness off the streets of Isla Vista and into permanent housing. Father Jon-Stephen was preceded in death by his parents John Woodrow Hedges and Virginia Lee Hedges. Father JonStephen is survived by his wife, Khouria Melissa Hedges. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. He is survived his children, Benjamin Perry Hedges (Viktoria) and Sarah Frances Brasel (Zach), grandchildren Sydney, Cole, Ethan, Noah, Luke and Elias, brother Keith Hedges (Jacque), and numerous nieces and nephews. Services can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/ StAthanasiusOrthodoxChurch. Donations may be made in Father’s memory to St. Athanasius Orthodox Church- Chaplain’s Fund. Per his wishes, distributions will be made to Sarah House, Doctors Without Walls, International Orthodox Christian Charities, and other charitable organizations dear to his heart. May his memory be eternal! “In the worst moments, there is infinite capacity for good.” – Fr. Jon Stephen Hedges

MARCH 18, 2021

Continued on p.17

THE INDEPENDENT

15


Fido's

Photo Contest

March 18 - 31

Submit a photo of your Fido or Vote for your favorite photogenic pooch. The pup with the most votes will get their photo in the paper and be treated to a Weekend Get-Away Package - 3 nights of boarding at The Ruff Ranch. independent.com/fidophoto2021

New DED EXPAN rs! ou store h

CEC’s

2021 Virtual April 22–24 Earth Day Festival

Join us to get inspired, make connections, and celebrate the bold climate action of youth, business, and community leaders.

HaveFunSewing.com

GGR R AA NT H OHUO SE NT USE

Sewing Machines

Sewing Machines SINCE 1977

Conversations with local, state, and national climate leaders / Musical performances by Kenny Loggins, Zach Gill, Glen Phillips, Tina Schlieske & more / Poetry & art contests / Annual Climate Crisis Leadership Summit / Local exhibitors

See the full lineup and stream the event at SBEarthDay.org 16

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

SINCE 1977

M - F: 10am to 6pm Sat-Sun: 10 to 3pm

336 East Cota Street (at the corner of Cota and Laguna) 805-962-0929

Follow us on Instagram


In Memoriam

obituaries

Father Jon-Stephen Hedges

Barnard “Barney” Valeska, DDS 8/12/1954 - 2/18/2021

1947-2021

BY S H E R I F F B I L L B R O W N n February 25, Santa Barbara

COURTESY

O

The Good Shepherd

County, the Isla Vista community, and the Sheriff ’s Office lost a great community organizer, spiritual leader, and social justice advocate. Father Jon-Stephen Hedges —known for his ministry to the homeless people of Isla Vista, members of his church, victims of tragedy, and first responders alike—died following a short illness. He was 73. The son of a naval chief petty officer, Father Jon came to Isla Vista in 1968 to attend UC Santa Barbara. He met and married his devoted wife, Melissa, and they had children Benjamin and Sarah, Father Jon lending a hand at Hurricane Sandy who in turn blessed them with grandchildren. Known for his compassion, tenacity, and could always be counted upon to be where the need dedication, he became a longtime assistant priest in was. Whether providing ease through a wise thought St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, an elected member or a prayer, a hand on a shoulder, or simply through a of the Isla Vista Community Services District, and a look of understanding and empathy, he helped, combeloved member of the Sheriff’s Office, serving for 20 forted, and inspired so many over the years. Father Jon didn’t just excel during disasters. He was years as a Volunteer Chaplain. The Sunday before he died, Father Jon telephoned a man who sparkled and lifted you up when you were me and asked for a favor. Matter-of-factly, he said he in his presence. Over the years, he influenced countless others to do was terminally ill, that he didn’t have long to live, and that he would like to have bagpipes at his funeral. I good works. One was Dr. Jason Prystowsky, a physiwasn’t even aware he was ill, and as the shock and grav- cian in the Emergency Room at Cottage Hospital. Dr. ity of what he had just said set in, I was hit with emo- Prystowsky said of Father Jon, “He maintained the tion. But while my voice cracked, his had not a hint of humility of a sage while wielding the booming voice fear or anxiety. He knew where he was going and told of moral outrage. He taught me to show up, take care me he had been preparing for the journey his entire of the people who need help, and then ask forgiveness life. I thought how ironic it was that I was having more later. He will continue to remind us to walk the path difficulty with the conversation than he was, and that of virtue and integrity, no matter how hard it looks.” through his acceptance, peace, and grace, he gave me The void left by Father Jon’s passing is at least partially filled with many happy memories of him. He comfort, just as he had done so many times before. I remember the first time I met him. I saw this distin- was a man of the cloth with a smile from ear to ear guished-looking, white-haired, trimly bearded man in and a heart of gold. A brave, dedicated, and hardblack sneakers, black socks, black jeans, a black short- working Orthodox priest who wasn’t afraid to use sleeved shirt with clerical collar, a silver cross about unorthodox means to help those he loved and cared the size of a door knocker on a chain around his neck, about so much, especially people who struggle for with John Lennon–style eyeglasses, a tactical satchel things the rest of us so often tend to take for granted: containing first aid equipment slung over his shoulder, a clear and sober thought, a place to live, a meal to and a belt laden with equipment that included a shiny eat, a hot shower, treatment for a worsening ailment, gold Sheriff’s Chaplain badge. I thought, “Wow. That’s a person to talk to, somebody to allay our fears, somequite a look,” but somehow he managed to pull it off! I one to love. He selflessly dedicated his life to three noble endeavors: helping those impacted by tough don’t think anybody else could have done that. As we got to know each other, I came to understand circumstances, misfortune, bad choices, or calamity; how proud of that Chaplain’s badge he was, and how supporting, nurturing, and fortifying those who are he carried and wore it with such honor and devotion. called to respond to their needs; and serving God by He was always there when we needed him. He doing those first two. reached out to help in the aftermath of the Goleta postal The Very Reverend Father Jon-Stephen Hedges shooting. He was there following the mass murder was a shepherd who tended his many flocks with incident in his beloved Isla Vista. And for those whose devotion, energy, compassion, and kindness. He homes and memories were destroyed by some of the made us better people for having known him. He died many fires we’ve experienced in past years, he was as he lived, filled with courage, brotherly love, and an there. He was there for the victims of the 1/9 Debris abiding faith that inspired us yet again. Flow that devastated Montecito and claimed 23 lives, Per his wishes, this good and faithful servant was for the families of the 34 people lost during the Concep- laid to rest in a fitting ceremony that blended the tion dive boat fire, and for the first responders to all of smoke of incense from the Eastern Orthodox burial these catastrophes. He even traveled across the nation rites with the poignant sounds of “Amazing Grace” to be there for strangers whose lives had been turned being sweetly played on Scottish bagpipes. Father Jon-Stephen Hedges, may you rest in earthly upside down by disaster, comforting victims and first responders alike in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina peace and live in eternal glory as you reap the heavenly and Sandy. He was a man who was called to be where rewards you so richly earned by your countless good tragedy, destruction, death, grief, and anguish struck— deeds. Yours was a life well-lived, and we will never places that most people flee from, or avoid at all cost. He forget you. n

Barney or “Dr. V” left this world quickly and unexpectedly doing one of things he loved best: booking a flight for next adventure. His love of travel was a constant in his life and one that originated with his father, an American Airline mechanic, whose job came with free flight passes for his family. Barney was born and raised in Torrance, CA to Melvyn and Neysa Valeska, the youngest of their three sons. Barney had known from a young age he wanted to be a dentist. He graduated high school a year early and enrolled at Fresno State where he discovered one of his lifelong passions: Yosemite National Park. Ever the wanderer, Barney attended UCLA, SF State and Bodega Marine Lab before graduating from UC Berkeley and then UCSF Dental School. During this time he became a Universal Life Minister and took great joy in the more than 75 weddings he performed for friends and family. In 1983, he opened his own practice at El Mercado Plaza with hygienist Sandra Azar. Hygienist Wendi Tarr joined them in 2000 and they have been a fixture there for almost 40 years. He thought of his staff and patients as his extended family and he cared deeply about their well being. He worked hard in the early years and lived frugally but he always had time for one or two epic trips including flying around the world, hiking safaris in Africa and biking across America. In true Santa Barbara INDEPENDENT.COM

fashion, he met his wife, Gabriella, at Joe’s Cafe in 1995 and they married on July 4, 1996. He said he picked the date so he would never forget it, but really it was for the fireworks. Barney loved a spectacle and was a regular in local parades including Solstice, Fiesta and July 4th. The couple welcomed daughter Geneva in 1999 and son Zane in 2002. Barney pivoted to fully embrace fatherhood, cutting back his work week to 3 days a week so he could spend more time raising his children. As they grew, he became a fixture at their schools making new friends along with them. Not a day went by that he didn’t tell them he loved them. Watching them grow up was his greatest joy and seeing them reach adulthood was the accomplishment of his life. Barney made every day and year count. He loved his family, friends, traveling, many hobbies and toys. He loved the home he bought in 1991 on the Mesa and his neighbors who shared many of his adventures in fatherhood and happy hour. This year has been so challenging but Barney found renewed energy in his practice and connection with patients as well as a trip to Croatia. His frustration with social distancing was balanced by the extra time he got to have with his college age children at home. While COVID means we can’t gather in a large group to celebrate his life, Barney would be honored if you raised a glass in his name, shared a joke with a friend or hiked one of Santa Barbara’s many beautiful trails.

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

17


From Fur Babies to Working Stiffs COVER STORY

Our Annual Ode to Santa Barbara’s Pets & Animals BY TYLER HAYDEN AND INDY STAFF

T PANDEMIC PETS

hey drive us crazy yet keep us sane, these pets of ours, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. After a brief hiatus, the Independent’s annual Pets & Animals issue has returned, this time with introductions of cats and dogs who found their forever homes during the pandemic and profiles of a few “employee” animals who work their tails off to keep us safe and free of pests. Next year, look for profiles of more exotic pets (think scales and feathers), and in the meantime, watch out for furballs.

The Fosters and Adoptions Who Brought Light to a Dark Year

W

BY CELINA GARCIA AND TYLER HAYDEN e all coped with the pandemic in different ways. Some of us started new hobbies. Others buried themselves in work. Many

just hung on by their fingernails. Whatever path we took, one thing was certain — having a furry buddy by your side made the days just a little more bearable. This is a group of fostered and adopted pets who joined their new families over the past year, bringing with them an innocence and exuberance (and of course, a few challenges) that helped ease and distract from the challenges of lockdown. We asked their proud new owners to give us the stories behind their names, explain what drew them to their new pet, and to describe their favorite activities. Meet even more at independent.com.

ATKA

I spent the summers of 2016/17 on research cruises across the Aleutian Archipelago, and Atka is an island in the centraleast portion of the island chain. In 2016 we encountered very challenging conditions. In 2017 Atka “apologized” by giving us excellent weather. Atka, our pup, can be quite difficult at times, but really she’s as sweet as can be. Atka’s mom was adopted by my partner’s friend from a blue heeler rescue ranch. After a week at home, her new family realized that she was pregnant. Surprise! Atka was one of the five pups that were born, and we couldn’t help but adopt her. Since she was both conceived and born in spring 2020, she’s a double pandemic pup! Atka’s favorite activities include eating kelp wrack on the beach, chasing/eating her feet, waking people up with her tongue, and going on road trips!

BASH

Our cat’s name is Bash, short for Sebastian. His nicknames include Bassius Clay (when he throws paws) and Sebathstian (when he’s grooming). He “bashed” us with great force and affection when we met him at the shelter. Those headbutts became his namesake. He chirps like a bird, teleports across the apartment with his black cat magic, and “helps” us unpack our groceries from the S.B. farmers’ market.

NUGGET 18

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

GAEL

Before my partner and I adopted Gael, he had quite the bumpy medical history, and the very nice people at Cat Therapy originally named him Trooper. A fitting name, no doubt, but I needed something more suavecito than that; I also knew I wanted something in Spanish. We both love the movie Coco, and Gael (after Mexican actor Gael García Bernal) sort of just stuck. I was drawn to him because Cat Therapy writes a hell of a bio. Gael loves going in places he shouldn’t: the bathtub, behind the TV, the kitchen sink, the innermost corner of the closet, my ofrenda. He and our other cat Nancy love giving each other tongue baths and play-fighting. I’ve only ever had dogs up until Nancy and Gael and have been trying to teach them dog tricks in Spanish. Gael is getting the hang of it!

MOLLY

I had two prior Australian shepherds named Maggie and Murphy, so when our application was approved by Spark Rescue, we started discussing M names. I suggested Molly, Millie, and Maisy to my kids, and they immediately stuck with Molly. I really wanted Millie Grace but I was the only one calling her that. I was outnumbered. It was love at first sight! We had recently had some sad news about a family member and hadn’t had much to look forward to in so long. We finally had a fun distraction. As soon as we met her, the whole family fell in love! She loves playing with toys. Any toys, especially ropes. She loves to snuggle and nag her older sister dog, Izzy.

VIOLET & CECILIA

Violet and Cecilia (They go by Vi and CeCe) were rescued from the streets of Tijuana, and we picked them up in Studio City. They have sweet little lady names for sweet little ladies. I was drawn to them because Vi reminds me of a Siamese cat I had growing up. Their favorite activities are parkour and sleeping in the sink.


VIOLET & CECELIA HENRY ARCHIE

LILAH

RHEA

BASH

NUGGET

Nugget was found behind The Nugget restaurant in Goleta. We were told her two brothers are named BLT and Slider. We chose her because we love her coloring and she was so cute and affectionate. Her favorite toy is a purple worm at the end of a fishing pole. We have had to tape it up about five times because it gets so much use. She also has a little tunnel that she likes to hide in and pounce at anyone walking by. She is super affectionate and loves to snuggle.

PEPPER

Our new pug was already named Pepper when we adopted her. It fits her personality perfectly, so we kept it. Our old French bulldog, Peggy, had died six months earlier, and we weren’t really looking or feeling ready for a new dog. But my sister sent us a photo of Pepper from the rescue’s website, and we fell in love instantly. Although we were not first in line for Pepper, I guess it was meant to be because we were the lucky family to adopt her! Pepper’s favorite activities are running after anything that moves — lizards, bunnies, bicyclists, and joggers. And speed eating!

DIESEL

Diesel pulls and zooms around like a Turbo Diesel. Our good friends found this then-little guy in January 2021 and told us we had to come meet him. He had an unexpected detour from Santa Barbara up to the Santa Ynez Valley shelter, and a phone call said we needed to come get him within the hour because they needed to clear the shelter because of COVID exposure. It was a whirlwind adventure, to say the least. This monster likes to EAT — anything and everything. Aside from that, he loves to play with his big sister, dig lots of holes, lay in the sun, and snore in his sleep.

JAX

Jax came with that name, and we liked it, so we didn’t mess with it. He TOTALLY chose us! We were looking at a few different dogs in a group, and this one came up to us and our sons and laid right down on their feet … something he still loves to do! Jax’s favorite activities are (1) Bugging his brother, Mr. Bentley (our family cat), (2) running with other dogs and playing fetch (at Elings Park daily), and (3) Going to Hendry’s at sunset and soaking in all the good vibes with the other doggos.

SOPHIA

Sophia was originally named Pepita, but because she was starting a new life in Santa Barbara, I thought she needed a new name as

ATKA

BEAU

well. She’s Sophia now after the iconic Italian screen siren. I like to say she rescued me. When I saw her profile at the Santa Paula Animal Shelter, I instantly fell in love. I couldn’t drive there for a week and was resigned to not getting her. But she waited for me. Sophia watches movies with me all day and reacts to the visuals and sounds. Her black and white markings remind me of classic Hollywood films. Her soul and optimism have given me resilience. She’s brought great joy to my life.  

RHEA

Rhea, or Rheia, is a character in Greek mythology. She’s the Titaness daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus. We were looking for a puppy during the lockdown, and we just kind of fell for her from her photos. Rhea is a straight-up water dog and loves Hendry’s Beach and playing catch with her frisbee. And thankfully, she is always down for a road trip.

BEAU

Beau was a very young feral trapped in the “wilds” of downtown Carpinteria. In commemoration of Pride weekend, he’d been tagged as Boa, along with siblings Butch, Sequin, and Dragger and their mother, Rainbow. He’s now the largest cat in a family of three and still vying for his place in the pecking order. Brought into ASAP’s care at an early age, he was ably socialized under their trademarked Tiny Lion program.  Beau is still in the compulsive fetching-toy-mice-and-paperwads stage.

NANCY & GAEL

ARCHIE

Archie’s foster mom named him “Archie” because he often arched his back when approached. I thought it was a cute and fitting name, especially since his fur color matched the hair color of the famed comic book character. Quite unexpectedly, and very fortunately, I had the opportunity to work from home during the pandemic. What better time to raise a kitten? I particularly wished for a bold, active little guy, hoping that he might enjoy travel. It wasn’t long before I met Archie at his foster home. He was a fearless, extroverted fur fireball. Perfect! I fell in love. Who wouldn’t? Just look at him. Archie’s favorite indoor activities are chasing the red dot and hunting house flies. When outside on his leash, “Archie the Adventure Cat” enjoys climbing trees and chilling at the beach.  

HENRY

Henry David Thoreau is our five-pound Chihuahua. We mostly call him Henry but loved the long name for such a small dog. We met him through his incredible foster mama, Raquel Marquez. His calm, mellow nature drew us toward him — but he has quite the exuberant personality at the dog park! His favorite thing to do is to sleep under the covers until noon, uninterrupted.

LILAH

We chose the name Lilah because it means “night” in Hebrew, in keeping with her black saddle markings. We were drawn to Lilah because we definitely wanted a rescue. We saw her picture on the internet and thought she was very pretty. She was a bit shy when we first met her, but she has proven to be as smart as she first appeared to be. Lilah loves to pick up sticks and to chase after a frisbee. Her favorite place is Hendry’s Beach, where this picture was taken.

ZAZOU & MOHAMMED

Zazou (my mother’s nickname in France) literally showed up at our front door last February. We were leaving for a trip in early March, so my friend fed her in our absence. She stayed, got pregnant, and gave birth to five kittens. We were able to adopt out four to family members. We kept the tabby, Momo, short for Mohammed. Activities besides sleeping? Chasing each other around the house, climbing trees, and bringing us mice and rats. Keeping it real! n INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

19


Learn Learnto to

Speak Speak Spanish Spanish

THE

ONLINE CLASSES april 6 - june 26, 2020 April 12 to July 2,Classes 2021 Day and Evening

sessions $350 COVID 19 PRICES and Saturdays This is the time to acquire or improve SPECIAL12 sessions $700 Our methodthis callsvaluable for small groups (6 maximum) skill. One 24 Hour/Week for Private $250 $90 hr. and conversation as soon as it is possible 12 weeks: VERY IMPORTANT Special semester package: Two Hours/Week for $980 12 one-hour sessions Language is very personal 12 weeks: $500 Details: so when you study a new one: SPANISH LANGUAGE Private one on one • You need to have the same $75 perSIGLO hour 21 INSITUTE instructor every time you meet. Special package for • Someone who knows you and can 12 sessions: $800 relate to you as a person and not Special package for as a remote impersonal number. 24 sessions: $1,600

spanishschoolsbca.com

805-252-9512

Santa Barbara

www.sigloxxispanish.com

805-252-9512

NIKKI DONER

SIGLO XXI SPANISH LANGUAGE INSITUTE

MARK SHERWOOD

WINDOW CLEANING

WORKING STIFFS OF THE ANIMAL WORLD

N

BY TYLER HAYDEN

ot all animals live lives of leisure.

SHERIFF’S MOUNTED UNIT

The Mounted Unit of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office regularly deploys on any number of important assignments—the 10-member team offers search and rescue support; provides crowd control during large regional events, such as the massive Trump rally in Anaheim in 2016; and conducts regular rural patrols, including of Lake Cachuma on holiday weekends and county beaches during COVID. But perhaps the unit’s most critical role, explained its leader Lt. Erik Raney, is public relations. “Everybody loves horses,” he said. “People come up to us all the time and ask about them. That gives us a chance to have casual conversations with folks without the law enforcement vibe.” Quarter horses, an all-around solid American breed, are the mainstay of the program, Raney said. They look for candidates that are youthful but not too young, don’t bite or kick, and possess the right disposition to handle loud sounds and fast action. Finding the right fit can be difficult. The unit trains monthly and will sometimes drive a patrol car into the arena with lights and sirens blaring.

We are here for you!

PRESSURE WASHING

Need support? 805.964.5245 info@dvsolutions.org dvsolutions.org

805-259-5255

5

on Google and Yelp

$5 per

Window

20

THE INDEPENDENT

You are not alone!

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

Some of the deputies own their own horses that live with them; others ride mounts lent by others. The unit, which isn’t immune to budget cuts, occupies a seven-stall barn located at the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center and is heavily supported by donations. For ways to contribute, visit sbsheriffsposse.org.

Some, like these 9-5ers, have real jobs. But they don’t complain. It’s always fortunate when one can turn their passion into their profession.

The team rides Western style, as opposed to English style, and uses Western saddles, boots, and tack. Each member is a sworn deputy and participates in the unit on top of their regular assignments. So it’s a commitment, Raney said. “We look for team members willing to dedicate themselves above and beyond normal shift work.”

COURTESY PHOTOS

with withAlonso AlonsoBenavides, Benavides,ph.d. ph.d.

MIRAMAR RAPTORS

Though they’re brothers, the two Harris’s hawks that patrol the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort are easy to tell apart. “They’re named Jekyll and Hyde, and their personalities match their namesakes,” explained handler James Yu. “Hyde is a beastly hunter, and his tail is quite ragged from crashing into brush in pursuit of jackrabbits. Jekyll is feather-perfect, and very gentlemanly.” Since the hotel opened, the birds of prey employed by Adam’s Falconry Service have helped deter gulls and crows from roosting and nesting at the property. Gulls especially. “Gulls can become quite territorial and brazen in their attempts to get food,” he said. “If they nest, they’ll defend the nest by dive bombing anything that comes near and pooping on them.” Yu, who left a career in real estate to become a master falconer, has also worked cherry orchards, landfills, and anywhere else that needs a full-time abatement specialist. The brothers, who are each on the clock for four-hour shifts, like to perch high, usually in a tree or atop a pole or roof, to make themselves visible, Yu said. They use updrafts from the ocean to soar over the beachfront villas and bungalows, and their training tells them to follow Yu as he patrols the perimeter. As an added benefit to the Miramar and its guests, Yu often acts as a stand-in naturalist and explains what he does to those who ask. “Guests of the resort are always curious about the hawks,” he said. “They often get to see how the process works firsthand — they’ll watch a flock of gulls flying overhead, and when the flock sees the hawk they immediately veer away. If they’re lucky, the hawks may even pay a visit to their balcony while they’re sunbathing.”

CONT’D ON P. 23


COURTESY

COVER STORY

CAN DOGS

SNIFF

COVID-19?

F

BY SONIA FERNANDEZ

or some 15,000 years, dogs have been our hunt-

ing partners, workmates, helpers, and companions. Could they also be our next allies in the fight against COVID-19? According to UCSB professor emeritus Tommy Dickey and his collaborator, BioScent researcher Heather Junqueira, they can. And with a review paper published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), they have added to a small but growing consensus that trained medical scent dogs can effectively be used for screening individuals who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus. Not surprisingly, the magic lies in canine sense of smell, which gives dogs the ability to detect molecules in tiny concentrations — “one part in a quadrillion compared with one part in one billion for humans,” according to the paper. Further, with 125-300 million olfactory cells and a third of their brains devoted to interpreting odors, dogs are well equipped with the ability to sniff out the volatile organic compounds that indicate the presence of COVID. “The dogs are basically smelling the sweat of the person,” Dickey said of a series of experiments by French and Lebanese researchers testing canines’ capacity to sense COVID infection. Although the virus itself has no odor, metabolic products excreted by COVID-positive individuals through their sweat glands were detected by the 18 dogs selected for the study (16 Belgian Malinois, one German shepherd, and one Jack Russell terrier) with an accuracy rate of 83-100 percent after only four days of training. Using dogs to detect disease is not new. In fact, Junqueira has previously published results showing that her scent dogs (beagles, basset hounds, and mixes of the two) can effectively detect non-small cell lung cancer. “Canines are capable of detecting other types of cancer as well as malaria, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes,” Junqueira said. With all the sniffing going on in the presence of an airborne disease, it’s natural to be concerned over whether dogs can catch and transmit COVID-19. It’s still the topic of ongoing research, but evidence points to a low likelihood of transmission. “Current research supports the use of scent detection dogs for pilot COVID-19 screening studies in venues such as airports and sporting events,” Dickey said. “In addition, the JOM paper points out that another line of research can utilize medical scent detection dogs in the development of medical electronic noses.”

This article was originally published by The Current. Read the full version at news.ucsb.edu.

Winter Gardening & Cooking Classes

March Madness Specials! Lip Fillers, VI Peels and more

• Kysse Lip Filler 1ml Syringe. Regularly $700. In March, just $599. • Volbella Lip Filler 0.55ml Syringe. Regularly $450. In March, just $399. • Winter Weight Loss Special. $150 a month and iniKaKon fee waived. • All skinBeRer Products - 25% off. Limited to stock on hand. • VI Peels - Original $125. Advanced $175 (both $75 off!). • Microneedling of face. Regularly $350. In March, just $250. Call 805.452.1252 for more informaKon or to book. Appointments must be booked by March 31 to claim these specials. For more informaKon, check out our website: edmanclinic.net. All procedures performed by Dr Edman personally!

107 West Gu+errez Street edmanclinic.net 805.452.1252

The #1 SB Weight Loss Center on Yelp!

INDEPENDENT.COM

Sign up for Spring Break Camp atozcookingschool.org

Follow us @atozcookingschool and share the love

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

21


COURTESY

County of Santa Barbara County Planning Commission

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) Ordinance Amendments Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Hearing begins at 9:00 AM

Hearing on the request of the Planning and Development Department (P&D) that the County Planning Commission: a) Case No. 20ORD-00000-00001. Recommend that the Santa Barbara County (County) Board of Supervisors (Board) adopt an ordinance (Case No. 20ORD-00000-00001) amending Division 2, Definitions; Division 4, Zoning Districts; Division 7, General Regulations; Division 11, Permit Procedures; Division 12, Administration; Division 13, Summerland Community Plan Overlay; and Division 16, Toro Canyon Plan (TCP) Overlay District; of Article II, the Coastal Zoning Ordinance (CZO), of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code. b) Case No. 20ORD-00000-00002. Recommend that the Board adopt an ordinance (Case No. 20ORD-00000-00002) amending Article 35.2, Zones and Allowable Land Uses; Article 35.3, Site Planning and Other Project Standards; Article 35.4, Standards for Specific Land Uses, Article 35.8, Planning Permit Procedures; Article 35.10, Land Use and Development Code Administration; and Article 35.11, Glossary; of Section 35-1, the County Land Use and Development Code (LUDC), of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code. The proposed CZO and LUDC amendments revise existing and create new development standards and permit procedures to implement recent changes in State legislation regarding ADUs and JADUs. The County Planning Commission hearing begins at 9:00 A.M. The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the County Planning Commission. The staff analysis of the proposal may be viewed at the Planning and Development Department website, located at https://www.countyofsb.org/plndev/hearings/cpc.sbc prior to the hearing. For further information about the project, please contact the planner, Jessi Steele, at jsteele@co.santa-barbara.ca.us IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order N-33-20, issued on March 19, 2020, to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the County Planning Commission hearings will no longer provide in-person participation. We have established alternative methods of participation in the County Planning Commission hearings, pursuant to the California Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 17, 2020, which states: 

Providing an opportunity to “observe and address the meeting telephonically or otherwise electronically,” alone, meets the participation requirement; and

“Such a body need not make available any physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment.”

The following alternative methods of participation are available to the public: 1.

You may observe the live stream of the County Planning Commission meetings on (1) Local Cable Channel 20, (2) online at http://www.countyofsb.org/ceo/csbtv/livestream.sbc; or (3) YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/CSBTV20.

2.

If you wish to make a general public comment or to comment on a specific agenda item, the following methods are available:  Distribution to the County Planning Commission - Submit your comment via email prior to 12:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the Commission hearing. Please submit your comment to the Recording Secretary at dvillalo@countyofsb.org. Your comment will be placed into the record and distributed appropriately. 

Video and Teleconference Public Participation – To participate via Zoom, please pre-register for the Commission hearing using the below link. When: March 31, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: County Planning Commission 03/31/2021 Register in advance for this webinar: https://countyofsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nIL5x8RxQB2waY9g_vQFjg OR PARTICIPATE VIA TELEPHONE: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 213 338 8477 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 602 753 0140 or +1 720 928 9299 or +1 971 247 1195 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 470 250 9358 or +1 646 518 9805 or +1 651 372 8299 or +1 786 635 1003 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 267 831 0333 Webinar ID: 997 1720 0575 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The County Planning Commission’s rules on hearings and public comment, unless otherwise directed by the Chair, remain applicable to each of the participation methods listed above. Attendance and participation by the public is invited and encouraged. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements. If you challenge the project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Planning Commission prior to the public hearing. 22

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

MONTY SAVES OUR

SANITY

O

BY TYLER HAYDEN

n March 21, 2020, a star was born. Monty the

Humboldt penguin was out for a stroll with his keeper Ellie Cullip across the grounds of the Santa Barbara Zoo, which had recently closed to visitors, when he met Bangori the lowland gorilla. Monty waddled toward the glass wall of the big ape’s enclosure. Bangori stopped and stared. Monty gazed back, shuffling his feet. For 14 relatively quiet seconds, other than the gentle chirping of birds in the background, the two calmly regarded one another. As the world swirled and buckled under a growing pandemic, it was a moment of peace. It felt a little Bambi-like, as if neighborhood creatures were sharing a quick hello. The wordless exchange was caught on Instagram, and 75,000 people watched. Monty was on his way. Since then, Monty has embarked on more than a dozen chaperoned field trips around the zoo, over the months meeting HoneyBun the rabbit, Michael the giraffe, and others. All of the encounters have now been preserved in rhymes and watercolor in a new children’s book by the zoo’s marketing coordinator, Dori Edwards, and family friend and artist Ryan Carr. All of the proceeds will go directly to the zoo, which makes 97 percent of its revenue through ticket sales and took a major financial hit during the pandemic.  Edwards didn’t foresee how popular the Instagram series would become. “We kept getting comment after comment from people saying it was the best part of their day,” she said. “It was just so beautiful to see the impact it had on people’s lives.” So Edwards, who worked with kids for five years after college and always liked to write, put pen to paper and published Monty’s Marvelous Adventures in January. It’s now available at the zoo’s online retail shop. Montecito Bank & Trust sponsored the project. Edwards said she’d love to do another book one day, maybe with a new central character. The zoo, which is now open on a reservation basis, has plenty of amazing animals to choose from, she said. “There are more than a few contenders.” In the meantime, Edwards thanked the Santa Barbarans who were there for the zoo over the past year. “We have a really amazing community that believes in what we do,” she said. “We’re super grateful to have their support.” n


Thank you for voting

COURTESY

COVER STORY

Doggie Daycare and Boarding

BEST PET BoARdiNG!

· Cage-Free Turfed Play Yards · Giant Bone Shaped Swimming Pool

Boarding now available Store with at·Retail our Santa Barbara Food, Toys and More location! · Bathing Services

THE LONG ROAD

come by and see our expanded facility with 7,000 additional square feet of play space and luxury cage-free overnight suites!

First Daycare visit is FREE!

FROM TEXAS

T

BY TYLER HAYDEN

he havoc that a freezing storm wrought

on Texas late last month left thousands of pets homeless and the state’s shelter system maxed out. Space limitations and exhausted resources meant likely euthanasia for many, until organizations such as Santa Barbara County Animal Services (SBCAS) stepped up. More than 1,000 cats and dogs were transported across state lines, including 22 dogs who made their way from El Paso to Santa Barbara, arriving

in town March 6. The long trek was made possible Goleta Santa Barbara Agoura Hills Hills Santa Barbara Agoura by C.A.R.E.4Paws, Shadow’s Fund, and the SantaGoleta 7340 Hollister Ave. 822822 E. Yanonali St. St. 5076 chesebro 7340 Hollister Ave. E. Yanonali 5076 Chesebro Rd. Rd. Barbara Animal Care Foundation. 805-685-6068 805-845-0500 818-851-9077 805-685-6068 805-845-0500 818-851-9077 As of this week, more than half of the dogs have been adopted, though a few of the larger mixed breeds remain. “They are all super sweet and dogsocial, but larger dogs tend to wait a little longer for their families to arrive,” explained SBCAS Director Angela Yates. “All of our available dogs for adoption •Do you have thick or painful ingrown toenails? are up on our website — both Texas and Santa BarThe good news: Most painful thick or ingrown toenails can bara natives alike!” Visit countyofsb.org. n be treated in 15-30 minutes.

DO YOUR FEET HURT?

WORKING STIffS

CONT’D FROM P. 20

ASAP’S WORKING CATS briefing property owners with all the necessary information and providing regular follow-ups. Dark, short-haired cats do best, Scott explained. They’re better camouflaged from predators and don’t need grooming. They can coexist with owl boxes and chickens, as well as indoor cats and kids, who are warned to keep their distance. Scott said she consciously places the less-wild hires with families with children.  ASAP deployed 90 working cats in 2019, and 108 in 2020. “I’m really glad COVID didn’t hamper things,” Scott said, noting the waiting list can get long. In December, they placed eight cats at Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institution. “They requested a cat colony, and we were happy to oblige,” Scott laughed. COVID did, however, move Basil’s Big Bash Fundraiser, a major annual moneymaker for ASAP, to online. It’s scheduled for June 5. To participate, and to make a donation, visit asapcats.org. And to apply for Working Cats, call (805) 699-5739 or email workingcats@asapcats.org. n COURTESY

It used to be that feral cats didn’t stand much of a chance if they found themselves caught. Adverse to human attention and contact, they’d often be placed on the dreaded “unadoptable” list and face either the needle or a lifetime of shelter confinement. But thanks to a long-running and much-beloved initiative launched by ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program), these wild cats now have the opportunity to embark on a new career path. “This is the best option for them,” explained lead volunteer Mary Scott. “They get a second shot at living a healthy, productive life.” ASAP’s Working Cats program places feral felines with homes and businesses that could use a good mouse and rat killer, including farms, ranches, greenhouses, warehouses, and the large lots of Montecito and Hope Ranch. All that’s needed is a safe, out-ofthe-way place for the cats to bed down at night and a two-week period for them to acclimate to their new surroundings. Scott and others perform rigorous due diligence to make sure matches are made right,

www.dioji.com

•Do you have heel pain? The good news: Plantar fasciitis can be treated and painfree in 3-6 weeks. Hint: STOP STRETCHING

•Do you have painful bunions or hammertoes that you are afraid to fix? The good news: Most bunions require only one week of "no weight bearing" Most patients return to shoes in 3-4 weeks

•Do you have painful corns and calluses? The good news: These painful lesions can be treated in an office visit •Do you have Diabetes? The good news: With regular foot care, you can avoid calluses, ulcers and infection

EXPERIENCE MATTERS • 30+ Years treating these and all conditions of the foot and ankle • Serving Santa Barbara and Goleta

DR. LORIE ROBINSON Board Certified ABFAS

5370 Hollister Ave., Suite 7 Goleta, CA 93117

805-683-5674 University Professional Bldg.

We accept Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Cottage INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

23


I L M F E S T I VA L F L A N O I AT N R E T N I A R A B R A S A N TA B

y a w a e iv G t e k ic T Virtual

We’re giving away 12 Celebrity Tribute tickets! Enter at independent.com/sbifftickets for your chance to win!

Ballet Hispánico's Melissa Verdecia in Con Brazos Abiertos Photo by Paula Lobo

March 18 - April 5

Vir tual Book Club Discussion Join us as we discuss March’s Book of the Month,

The Trauma Cleaner: One Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein

En Familia Broadcast Performance on TVSB and online Actuación de En Familia en TVSB y en línea cHannel / canal 71 Friday/viernes 3/19 at 6:30 pm saturday/sábado 3/20 at 11:00 pm sunday/domingo 3/21 at 2:00 pm tuesday/martes 3/23 at 7:00 pm Wednesday/miércoles 3/24 at 11:00 pm Friday/viernes 3/26 at 8:00 pm

cHannel / canal 17

https://vivaelartedesantabarbara.org/

Friday/viernes 3/19 at 3:30 pm saturday/sábado 3/20 at 6:30 pm sunday/domingo 3/21 at 2:00 pm monday/lunes 3/22 at 4:30 pm tuesday/martes 3/23 at 8:00 am Wednesday/miércoles 3/24 at 11:30 am Friday/viernes 3/26 at 3:30 pm

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is sponsored by Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley, Anonymous, Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing, Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher, UCSB Office of Education Partnerships, The Stone Family Foundation, Linda Stafford Burrows, and Marianne Marsi & Lewis Manring. Additional support comes from the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program is supported in part by the Santa Barbara Independent, the Santa Maria SUN, El Latino CC, Radio Bronco, Entravision/Univision Costa Central, and the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Viva is co-presented by The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and UCSB Arts & Lectures, in partnership with the Isla Vista School Parent-Teacher Association. 24

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

Thursday, April 1 at 6p.m. Live on Zoom Visit independent.com/indybookclub to register!


I N D E P E N D E N T CA L E N DA R

MAR.

18-24

T HE

by TERRY ORTEGA and SOPHIE LYND

3/18:

MCASB Virtual Artist Talk with DJ Javier Known for his bold artwork that blurs the lines between art and design, DJ Javier is a multidisciplinary visual artist, designer, and art director of footwear brand SeaVees. He will speak about his artistic practice, social justice work, and his collaboration with MCASB. 6pm. Free. tinyurl.com/DJJavier

THURSDAY 3/18 3/18: Virtual Concert: UCSB ECM – A Journey Through the Impossible The UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music, directed by Dr. Sarah Gibson, will present works by contemporary composers as well as premiere six new student works written to accompany Georges Méliès’s silent film Le Voyage à travers l’impossible. 6pm. Free. Email adrianecleary@ucsb.edu. tinyurl.com/

UCSBECM tinyurl.com/ECMYouTubeChannel

3/18: Hospice of S.B. Virtual Illuminate Speaker Series Presents Dr. BJ Miller March Hospice and palliative medicine physician Dr. BJ Miller will present Let If Fall: The Power of Existential Crisis, exploring 2020, what binds us as human beings underneath our roles, and practical ways to re-frame our experiences. Registration is required. Habrá interpretación simultánea en español. 6pm. Free. Call (805) 563-8820.

tinyurl.com/DrBJMiller

FRIDAY 3/19 COURTESY

3/19-3/20: PCPA Interplay Virtual Reading Series: Fade Hear a reading of this comedy

that tackles culture and class about Mexico-born novelist Lucia, who questions if her new job in an all-male Hollywood writers’ room writing for a major TV show was a “diversity hire.” Fri.: 7-8:30pm; Sat.: 1:30-3pm. $10. pcpa.org/Fade

SUNDAY 3/21 3/21: Live Online Friends of the Library Lecture Series: A Brief History of Chocolate Before demonstrating a chocolate cake recipe, culinary expert and lecturer Magda Campo of UCSB’s Department of Religious Studies will give viewers a brief glimpse of the many historical and economic consequences of the cocoa bean. 2pm. Free.

tinyurl.com/BriefChocolateHistory

MONDAY 3/22 3/22: Live Online: Passover Storytime The Goleta Valley Library invites you to join special guest Shterna Kudan, youth director at Chabad of S.B., for storytime and songs about the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover. 10am. Free.

tinyurl.com/PassoverStorytime

TUESDAY 3/23

WEDNESDAY 3/24

3/23: Webinar: Affordable Electric Vehicle (EV) Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV/Clínica de Vehículos Eléctricos Asequibles: Cómo Obtener un Vehículo Eléctrico Gratuito o de Bajo Coste The Community Environmental Council invites all those who have an interest in leasing or purchasing an EV as well as and especially those in low- to moderate-income households (less than $104,800 for a family of four) who may qualify for rebates and incentives to get a low-cost or free EV. Register in advance. El Consejo Comunitario de Medio Ambiente invita a todos aquellos que tengan interés en alquilar o comprar un VE, así como, y especialmente, a aquellos con ingresos bajos o moderados (menos de 104.800 dólares para una familia de cuatro miembros) que puedan optar a descuentos e incentivos para conseguir un VE de bajo coste o gratuito. En inglés y español. Inscríbase con antelación. Noon-1:15pm. Free/gratis. cecsb.org

3/23: Storywalk in the Park/Cuentos en el Parque Get outside to enjoy the picture book Señorita Mariposa (Miss Butterfly) and participate in activities with your children and take home a free activity kit. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Acompáñanos en el parque para disfrutar el libro ilustrado, Señorita Mariposa y participe en actividades con sus hijos y llévese a casa un kit de actividades gratis. Se implementarán pautas de distanciamiento social. 10:30am-noon. Sunflower Park, 1124 E. Mason St. Free/ gratis. Call (805) 962-7653 or email youthservices@ santabarbaraca.gov.

tinyurl.com/StorywalkSunflowerPark

COURTESY

COURTESY

As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have virtual events coming up, submit them at independent.com/eventsubmit.

3/24:

Virtual Workshop: Buzzing Bugs Learn

about the parts of a bug and then create your own. Gather cardboard, paper scraps, old plastic bags, a black marker, glue, scissors, pipe cleaners, or something for the antennae and join Rachel for bug fun! Register to receive a link. 3-4pm. Free.

tinyurl.com/CreateABug

3/24: Virtual Presentation: Art Through the Window: A Conversation with Holli Harmon & Nicole Strasburg Artists Holli Harmon and Nicole Strasburg are the creative force behind the Wildling’s two new art installations, The Nature of Clouds and Wintering: A Fox Tale, both designed specifically to be viewed from the outside-in during the mandated COVID-19 closure. The artists will discuss their process and the work that went on behind-the-scenes while creating these site-specific installations. 4-5pm. $5 suggested donation. Call (805) 686-8315 or email info@wildlingmuseum.org.

tinyurl.com/ArtThroughTheWindow

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

STESA to Celebrate National Women’s History Month Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA, formerly Rape Crisis Center) will celebrate National Women’s History Month on its Facebook, Instagram (@sbstesa), and Twitter (@STESA_SB) accounts all month long. They will share a wealth of resources and information from Carpinteria to Santa Ynez as well as highlight various components of womxn’s history with an emphasis on intersectional feminism, a term coined by American law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe “a prism for seeing the way in which various forms of inequality often operate together and exacerbate each other.” sbstesa.org facebook.com/SBSTESA

3/20:

Love in Every

“Mwah” (2019) by DJ Hall

3/18-3/24:

Exhibition: Real Women: Realist Art by American Women Sullivan Goss presents this

Language Enjoy an evening,

safe at home, and tour the Presidio Chapel by candlelight while you learn about Presidio love stories as Adam Phillips of the Folk Orchestra of S.B. performs acoustically. Pick up a sweet or savory craft gift box containing cheese and bread or wine, chocolate, and cookies with a votive and candle for $90 each or both boxes for $150. 6-7pm. $30. Call (805) 965-0093.

exhibition that coincides with Women’s History Month and showcases works of realism by women artists that cover the last 90 years and include drawing, oil painting, print-making, and photography. Featured will be local and regional artists in context with national historical figures. The exhibition will show through April 26. Visit the gallery website or in person for socially distant viewing. 10am-5:30pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 730-1460. Read more on p. 32.

tinyurl.com/RealWomenRealist

sbthp.org/love

Fundraiser

Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event. INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

25


living B U R G E R The Bridge to WEEK

THANK YOU TO OUR PA R T I C I PAT I N G

R E S TA U R A N T S

26

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

SOMEWHERE

ERIK MADRID

Learning

Admiring Santa Barbara Public Library’s

Adult Literacy Programs

by Leslie Dinaberg

P

ivoting, but still paving the way to knowledge, despite budget cuts and so many services shut down during the pandemic, the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Adult Education Programs have found creative ways to provide service during the past year. I recently joined the City Library Advisory Board and was impressed with all of the free programs they still offer, despite their physical doors being closed to the public. Headed by Devon Cahill, an adult education librarian and former volunteer tutor, the Adult Literacy Program trains volunteers to work one-to-one with learners to help them achieve language literacy and other adult education goals. Prior to the pandemic, the tutor-learner pairs would meet up at the library to work on their language skills together. Since last spring, they’ve switched to 100 percent remote and have about 50 tutor-learner pairs working together. Though it’s challenging, Cahill said that pandemic learning has been a success. Grants provided funding for Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots for those that needed them. “Our success rate normally is over 90 percent with learners reaching the literacy goals that they have set,” he said. “During the pandemic, we’re working with fewer learners and tutors, but our success rate has gone almost up to 100 percent—it was at 98 percent last quarter.” Rachel Altman, a retired grant writer, has been a tutor for the past four years, working the entire time with Cecilia, a native Spanish speaker. Part of Cecilia’s motivation is that she works as a housecleaner and her employers want to be able to leave her written instructions. In addition, she is in her fifties and would like to be able to find less physically demanding work eventually, explained Altman, who was partially motivated to volunteer because her own parents were immigrants who learned English as a second language. The two women meet for about an hour twice a week (one hour a week is the minimum requirement). They are currently meeting by phone, which is a bit more challenging than in person or on Zoom, but Cecilia is not computer savvy. Rather than read side-by-side, Altman mails materials to Cecilia from the variety of resources the library offers. “She’s very interested in history and current events,” Altman said. While being apart isn’t ideal, there are some upsides. “I think the biggest advantage to the phone is we talk more … and she needs to practice more conversational English,” said Altman. “It seems like the phone allows for that a little more, rather than just going right to the book.” Improving her conversational English was also one of the reasons Sebnem Vural joined the program about a year ago. “I have always struggled with my English pronunciation in the past, so I decided that it would be a good idea to obtain an environment where I could hear

Devon Cahill, adult education librarian

the language more often,” said the native Turkish speaker. “I’ve had tons of people supporting me and encouraging me all throughout my journey. I can’t explain how helpful this program was.” The tutors go through eight hours of initial training, with an emphasis on a learner-centered peer tutor approach, patience, cultural competency, and empathy. The nuts and bolts of how to help a learner achieve their goals depend on the person and what they want from the program. Learners’ goals run the gamut, Cahill explained, from being able to read a story to their children or help with homework to passing a citizenship test or getting a GED or driver’s license to shopping at a retail store, improving digital literacy, or being able to read and write in graduate school in a second language. Being able to read to kids or talk to their teachers is a common goal, said Cahill. Malena Mackinlay, whose first language is Spanish, joined the program about four months ago. “I’ve always found motivation in wanting to be able to communicate in English, but my one-year-old granddaughter inspired me to continue learning,” she said. “My experience has been amazing. I got the best tutor, and I’m finally able to enjoy each of my lessons.” Working remotely has been a plus in some cases, Cahill said. He’s been able to record his Zoom tutor trainings, so if someone isn’t able to attend, they can make it up later. In addition, “Sometimes that one hour a week that the tutor and learner meet is the only hour that that learner has to work on their English because they’re so busy working multiple jobs or caring for kids,” he said. “This really frees up all that extra time it would take for the tutor or the learner to get back and forth to the library.” He anticipates they will continue to offer a hybrid option for training and tutoring sessions when the pandemic is over. Library technicians also run weekly English and Spanish conversation groups, which are open to all learners, with no registration required.

To learn more, call (805) 564-5619 (English) or (805) 962-7653 #3 (Spanish), email literacy@santabarbaraca.gov, or visit santabarbaraca.gov.


An Easy-Breezy

Transportation

BCycle Afternoon

Cruising State Street with Electric Freedom

A

s someone who has been on the receiving end of an electric scooter gone rogue, I was wary of the possibility of a similar experience on an electric bike. However, I found myself unscathed after an afternoon of riding a BCycle bike around State Street, and my opinion of eco-friendly wheeled transportation was redeemed. After downloading the BCycle app and outsourcing a helmet, I set off with my housemate, Casey. Having used the app to locate available bikes and map out a route beforehand, we planned to start near Stearns Wharf and head up State Street. Barely out of the Hotel Californian parking lot, I saw three riders buzz by. Recognizing the white paint of a BCycle bike, I took it as a good omen. Unfortunately, those bikes turned out to be the exact ones Casey and I were in pursuit of. Not to worry, I told myself, as I The author gets ready for a spin. refreshed the app. It showed three more bikes outside of Yogurtland. Back in the quintessential Santa Barbaran as I passed other bikcar, Casey and I rerouted to Cota Street, less chatty and with a newfound focus. Arriving at the ers and smiled at those also on BCycles. After a little while, Casey and I felt confident promised dock, I took a moment to size up my new enough to leave the safe confines of State Street for ride. Equipped with handlebar brakes, adjustable seats, the car traffic of Chapala Street. Outliers among and a small monitor to activate the electric assist, the sedans and SUVs, we were easily identifiable thanks bike’s user-friendly appearance immediately put me to the bikes’ bright-white paint. After a few minutes, we went back to the shops at ease. It also came with a basket, the perfect size for and restaurants of State Street while deciding where shopping bags or boxed leftovers. After unlocking two bikes, we were off. Slightly to stop for lunch. Since we both used a single ride wobbly, and silently hoping the occupants of State pass, the bike would lock as soon as we docked it, Street on the sunny Friday afternoon would include regardless of whether there was time remaining. Originally planning to park the bikes with the no familiar faces as I got my bearings, I embarked kickstand, we realized this was not advised by BCyle, with more caution than speed. “There are gears,” Casey shouted back, already lest the bike be scooped up while unattended. But comfortably ahead of me. Twisting the gear shift, I this didn’t hinder our afternoon in the slightest, caught up to Casey with two clicks and a boost from especially since there were bike docks on almost the motor. Breezing down State Street, I felt like a every block. After eating lunch, we got a second pass to ride around before heading back to our car. Approaching the Cota Street dock, I was sad to part ways with my trusty bike, a welcome source of activity and community interaction amid the constrictions of the pandemic. As we were docking our bikes, a couple was also returning theirs. Weekenders from San Francisco, the pair was all smiles. “I’m a klutz, but that was easy to ride,” the woman said, relieved that her boyfriend suggested the alternative to walking the entirety of State. And as I drove back home amid the stop-and-go traffic of Isla Vista, I found myself wishing I were back on my BCycle bike, missing the agility and freedom of its transit. n

COURTESY PHOTOS

by Katie Lydon

(800) L7 Your

The bike’s electric controls and front basket

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

27


OUR BURGER WEEK PRICES CONTINUE! GOOD THROUGH 3/31

$7 LK Burger $11 Vegan Impossible

$9 Fig Burger $3 Fries

Modern Comfort Food! LITTLEKITCHENSB.COM 17 W. ORTEGA ST. OPEN 5:00PM/CLOSED MONDAY

Mission Street Featuring Mission Street I c e C r e a m & Yo g u r t

McCONNELL’S FINE ICE CREAMS

I c e C r e a m & Yo g u r t

Featuring

McCONNELL’S FINE ICE CREAMS

ently An indepenpedrated Owned & O 1986! hop since ently ASn indepenpedrated Owned & O 1986! Shop since Voted BEST Ice Cream & Yogurt Store for 30 YEARS! Generous Portions - Free Parking - Outdoor Patio Convenient Location Voted BEST Ice Cream & Yogurt Store for 30 YEARS!

201 West Mission Santa Barbara- Outdoor 805.569.2323 Generous PortionsSt., - Free Parking Patio Convenient Location

THANK YOU SPONSORS

201 West Mission St., Santa Barbara

Get fresh news from

805.569.2323

PROUDLY SERVING SANTA BARBARA FOR OVER 40 YEARS

INDEPENDENT.COM

in your inbox, every morning.

Sign up for

INDY TODAY! Independent.com/newsletters

L O C A T I O N S Goleta (The Original) 5735 Hollister Avenue

La Cumbre Plaza 3890 La Cumbre Lane

Milpas 216 South Milpas Street

28

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

Lompoc 1413 N H Street

Downtown 628 State Street

Isla Vista 888 Embarcadero Del Norte

Buellton 209 E Hwy 246

Santa Maria 985 E Betteravia Road


OUR MISSION Santa Barbara Education Foundation provides and supports programs that enrich the academic, artistic, and personal development of all students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

OUR SCHOOLS

VISUAL IDENTITY

VISUAL IDENTITY

Santa Barbara Education Foundation promotes private support of SB Unified, serving over 14,000 students in 18 schools.


This past year has been challenging for local students. Santa Barbara Education Foundation is committed to working alongside SB Unified to best meet student needs.

TEACHER GRANTS The Santa Barbara Education Foundation funds grants once a year to support the purchase of much-needed supplies and tools and encourages the development of creative and innovative teaching in SB Unified. In 2020, we awarded over $110,000 in grants to 56 SB Unified teachers.

➤ SBEF has awarded over $275,000 in funding to SB Unified teachers over the last three years.

THE LITERACY PROJECT Santa Barbara Unified School District has identified literacy as one of its top three priorities. Each year students enter Santa Barbara classrooms who display characteristics of dyslexia or have extremely low reading proficiency. According to the California Department of Education, 90% of these cases can be remediated with early intervention. SB Unified has implemented a program to help students with low reading proficiency get up to grade level using researchbased methods in a small group instructional setting. We are committed to assisting SB Unified in expanding this critical intervention to serve more struggling readers in our local elementary schools.

➤ One in five are affected by dyslexia. ➤ It costs four times as much to deliver interventions to remediate after the third grade.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS We offer a variety of summer programs ranging from robotics and game design to band, strings, and drums. These camps allow students to beat summer learning loss and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and music in a fun and supportive environment. We constantly fundraise for scholarships for these summer programs to ensure that all students have access to these unique summer learning opportunities.

➤ Over 2,000 aspiring student musicians have participated in the Nick Rail Summer Band Camp, with some even going on to play music professionally.


STUDENT ONLINE & ACADEMIC RESOURCES (SOAR)

School closures have exposed the prominent role that our public schools play in the community. Even with a return to in-person learning, internet access will continue to be an essential learning tool. Through SOAR, we have provided financial assistance with internet service costs to over 2,300 SB Unified families who have faced increasing financial challenges due to the pandemic. The investment from our community donors has been more than $217,000, and the need for financial assistance with internet costs continues to exist due to the current economic hardships.

KEEP THE BEAT

OUR STUDENTS A SNAPSHOT OF SB UNIFIED DEMOGRAPHICS

30%

VISUAL IDENTITY

EMERGENT MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS

SB Unified elementary students who are English language learners

54%

SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED

Includes students from households that are low income, neither parent has a high school diploma, foster youth, or are considered homeless.

13%

HOMELESS

SB Unified students who are homeless or living in a distressed housing situation.

OUR IMPACT

$1,837,082 FUNDS RAISED DURING THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR From music teachers to instruments, SBEF has been raising funds to support music education in local schools since 2003. Today, all 5000+ elementary students learn to play an instrument during their school day. An originating partner in the Pianos on State project, SBEF also runs a year-round instrument drive.

➤ SBEF has collected over 1,500 instruments to repair and place directly into the hands of students in SB Unified music programs.


GET INVOLVED

We couldn’t do our work without you! There are so many ways to support SB Unified students. Here are a few that you may not have considered.

➤ ATTEND AN EVENT

➤ BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR

Choose to make a difference year-round by giving monthly. It’s easy! Visit our website and click the donate button. You can then choose to make a recurring donation.

It’s an ideal way to engage with fellow education advocates in the community while making a positive impact on our community.

STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. Santa Barbara Education Foundation will host Superintendent Hilda Maldonado of the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a virtual presentation on today’s local education issues. This will be a wonderful opportunity for community members and supporters to learn about the State of our Schools during this challenging time.

➤ DONATE AN INSTRUMENT

Do you have a musical instrument gathering dust? Donate it today and we’ll place it directly into the hands of an SB Unified student.

➤ LEAVE A LEGACY

Forward-thinking donors can ensure that our schools continue to provide a quality education for all of our students, not just today, but for generations to come by including a simple provision in your estate plans that names Santa Barbara Education Foundation as a beneficiary.

HOPE AWARDS Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.

Honoring Nick Rail & Craig Price SBEF honors local heroes of public education at the annual HOPE Awards. This year we will go virtual to honor Craig Price, a local attorney who spent nine years on the SBEF Board of Directors, and Nick Rail, founder of Nick Rail Music, who has quietly supported music education in our schools for the past 30 years.

➤ JOIN AS A BUSINESS INVESTOR

OR SPONSOR AN EVENT

Business owners and their customers can team up to help our local schools. Show your customers that your business supports our students.

➤ DONATE STOCK

This is an easy way to donate with an added bonus of potential income tax savings.

For more information about donating to SBEF, please contact Margie Yayhavi at (805) 570-0985 or margie@santabarbaraeducation.org.

1330 STATE STREET, SUITE 201, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 SantaBarbaraEducation.org

(805) 284-9125

FACEBOOK: @SantaBarbaraEducationFoundation INSTAGRAM: @sbedfoundation_ TWITTER: @SBEdFoundation


DEBORAH CHADSEY

Cottage quality. Urgent care. Now Open in Goleta

RHÔNE HOUSE GOES BURG: A historic home for syrah and other Rhône wines, Zaca Mesa is also a hotbed of pinot noir and chardonnay in the hands of winemaker Kristin Bryden, who now bottles those under the Tread label.

Tread Wines Cut New Trail

NOW OPEN

Two convenient Goleta locations: Hollister Village 7070 Hollister Ave #103 Calle Real Shopping Center 5652 Calle Real

Zaca Mesa Winery Embraces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Goal of complete care in 45 minutes Walk-ins and online appointments X-ray and lab services Open 8 a.m.–8 p.m., 365 days a year

hough working since 2011 for Zaca

FOOD & DRINK

T

an era where the winery is also selling Mesa Winery—which is home more of its grapes to other winemakers. to the Santa Barbara County’s “It’s doing what we’ve done before,” first syrah and focused mostly said Stewart Cushman, whose father, on varieties from that grape’s Rhône John Cushman, was one of the origiValley home — winemaker Kristin nal investors back in 1972 and took Bryden quietly crafts some of the bet- full ownership in 1988. “We’ve always ter pinot noir and chardonnay in the been ‘estate-Rhône-Rhône-Rhône.’ We region. Packaged for years under the all liked and appreciated Zaca Mesa label withthe purity of that story, out extra fanfare, thesea but we had to remind Burgundian bottlings ourselves that we don’t are no longer just insider have to be that. That was intel. Last week, Zaca self-imposed.” The brand’s name Mesa announced the was Bryden’s idea, and launch of Tread Wines, the Cushman family a new brand to promiTTMANN quickly embraced it. nently showcase Bryden’s BY MATT KE beauties, complete with its “Every time I’m out there own special tasting lounge on in the vineyard, I see boot prints in the estate property on Foxen Canyon the soil,” she said. “I know how many Road.   people it takes to nurture the vines “It really just started as a genuine and the relentless effort of that. So it’s love for Santa Barbara County as a really that human connection—that region,” said Bryden of her exploration boot print, that tread in the soil, and of these grapes, which started at Zaca having that appreciation for the people that are really nurturing everything out Mesa in 2013.  There’s an emotional tie, too, for there. It’s our job to respect that fruit pinot and chardonnay were her intro- and present it in a way that hopefully duction to Santa Barbara nearly two puts a spotlight on the vineyard.” decades ago, when the Redding-raised The initial lineup of six 2019 wines Cal Poly grad started her career at Wild ranges from $32 to $55 and includes Horse Winery in Paso Robles, under three chardonnays (S.B. County, Sta. the tutelage of Ken Volk. “When I smell Rita Hills, and Sierra Madre Vineyard) pinot noir from Santa Barbara County, and three pinots (S.B. County, Bien there’s this nostalgic feeling of the first Nacido, and La Encantada). Bryden’s time in a cellar,” she said. “I put my nose style trends toward the lighter, brighter in the glass, and it takes me back to that side of the pinot scale, and favors texfirst experience.” ture and minerality over overt richness Of course, being nearly 50 years on the chards.  old, Zaca Mesa is no stranger to either “My heart has always been with variety. They even grew them both for these varietals,” she said. “Having the many years, and then sourced from dif- opportunity to work on this program ferent vineyards over the decades. But with the Cushmans has been a very Bryden’s dedication took the program bright spot in my career.” to another level and coincided with See treadwines.com.  n

Cottage clinical providers

cottagehealth.org/urgentcare

BOTTLESRELS & BAR

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

29


Dine Out

Secret Bao TAKE OUT Now Open

SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS WHILE YOU STAY AT HOME OR DINE SAFELY OUTDOORS

T

cuisine eatery Secret Bao, brought to you by the former top chefs at Loquita, Peter Lee and Felicia Medina, is now open at 1201 Anacapa Street, in the former home of Coffee Cat and Café Ana. The menu includes Baos (Korean fried chicken; maitake; shrimp; pork belly), Snacks (sour cream and onion prawn chips; gyoza; baby bok choy; kalbi meatballs), Rice (bibimbap; bacon kimchi fried rice; miso black cod; katsu), and Noods (japchae; udon carbonara; curry yakisoba). Call (805) 259-3226 or see secretbaosb.com.

Andersen’s Danish Restaurant & Bakery. Menu available for curbside or walk-up pickup. For dining in, order inside and we’ll bring you everything you need at an outside table. Open Daily 10am-6pm, closed Tuesday. Breakfast served until 2pm, Lunch & Dinner 12- Close. We also deliver through restaurant connection. CALL (805) 962-5085 TO ORDER • 1106 STATE ST. STATE & FIG ANDERSENSSANTABARBARA.COM

Enjoy delicious French comfort food and savory Ethiopian cuisine. We are now providing dine-in service at 50% capacity and for take-away. Please call to make a reservation. We appreciate your support LUNCH: French lunch: Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 am - 2 pm Ethiopian Cuisine: Sat & Sunday 11:30 am - 2 pm DINNER: French Cuisine: Tuesday - Sat, 5 pm - 8 pm | Sunday Prix-Fixe 5 - 7:30 pm

PAID ADVERTISEMENT To include your business, email advertising@independent.com or call 805-965-5205.

Sustainable Heart Sustainable Heart Sustainable Heart ~ Transformational Life Counseling ~

ing the word that the former Spanish Garden Inn at 915 Garden Street has reopened as Palihouse Hotel, Café, and Bar, described as an elegant coastal hideaway in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown historic Presidio Neighborhood. The café is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and features a garden patio in the interior courtyard with a gurgling fountain. The menu includes morning pastries, banana bread, fruit plates, buttermilk waffles, American breakfast, chilaquiles, breakfast burritos, avocado, smoked mussels, hummus and pita, a cheese and charcuterie board, Palicobb salad, Greek salad, cucumber salad, Paliclub sandwich, fisher sandwich, chicken quinoa bowl, house burgers, fettuccine, and desserts. The boutique Palisociety hotel chain is owned by Avi Brosh and includes sister locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Portland, and Seattle. Call (805) 564-4700 or see palisociety.com.

~ Transformational Life Counseling ~ ~ Transformational Life Counseling ~ Relationships • Occupation and Career • Meditation Relationships • Occupation and Career • Meditation Relationships • Occupation Career •• Meditation Grief and Loss • Major Lifeand Transitions Anxiety Grief and Loss • Major Life Transitions • Anxiety Grief and Loss • Major Life Transitions • Anxiety Spiritual Issues • Communication • Conflict • Covid-19 Issues Spiritual Issues • Communication • Conflict Spiritual Issues • Communication • Conflict Offering Video & Phone

Michael MA Michael H H Kreitsek, Kreitsek, MA

Michael HCounseling Kreitsek, MA Transpersonal Psychology Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Counseling Buddhist Perspective Perspective Counseling From From aa Buddhist Counseling From a Buddhist Perspective 805 698-0286 805 698-0286 805 698-0286

SEVTAP TASTING DOWNTOWN: Reader Brendan

says the Sevtap Winery opened March 12 in the remodeled El Centro building next to the Lobero, which was formerly office space at 23 East Canon Perdido Street. They are serving wine, bread, cheese, and charcuterie platters. Call (805) 284-1270 or see sevtapwinery.com. STEVE H.

Alamar Dental Implant Center

CASUAL ASIAN EATS: Chefs Peter Lee and Felicia Medina just opened Secret Bao on the corner of Anapamu and Anacapa streets.

PALIHOUSE ON GARDEN: Reader Steve H. is spread-

FOOD & DRINK

1114 STATE STREET #14 (IN LA ARCADA PLAZA) (805) 966-0222 • PETITVALENTIEN.COM

he modern Asian

TONDI GELATO OPENS: Reader Brendan tells me

that wedding and events caterer Tondi Gelato has opened a location at 723 State Street, the former home of Wetzel’s Pretzels in Paseo Nuevo. Tondi Gelato’s website describes their business: “We make all-natural Italian gelato on-site, entirely from scratch, using our own recipes and traditional methods. Many dairy, non dairy and vegan options.” Call (805) 921-9250 or see tondigelato.com. 4 EGGS & PIZZA OPENS: 4 Eggs & Pizza has opened

at 1221 State Street, Suite 10, in the former home of Scarlett Begonia, which moved to 21 West Victoria Street. The eatery offers international breakfast and lunch cuisine inspired by Turkey, Korea, Tunisia, England, Vietnam, Mexico, France, and the United States. They also sell sourdough pizza for lunch and dinner. The breakfast menu includes soufflé eggs, scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, classic omelette, country omelette, and steamed eggs. The lunch and dinner menu offer pho, banh mi, salads, and a variety of pizzas, including BBQ chicken, garlic chicken alfredo, combo, bacon chicken ranch, buffalo chicken, five meat, three meat, ham and pineapple, pesto chicken, spinach alfredo, veggie, and cheese. Call (805) 770-5996 or see 4eggsnpizza.com. BOWLING ON STATE STREET? Casa Blanca res-

BOUTIQUE ON GARDEN: The Spanish Garden Inn is now Palihouse, which includes a café and bar as well as the hotel.

sbimplants.com

taurant in the Andalucia building at 330 State Street closed as the pandemic began to unfold in early 2020. It briefly became the home of Yona Redz Queso Tacos, which later moved to 532 State Street. Reader WeMissRexofSB tells me that plans have been submitted to the Historic Landmarks Commission to turn the north half of the building into a multi-use facility that would include bowling lanes, indoor/outdoor dining, a bakery, a coffee shop, and a bar.

John Dickson’s reporting can be found every day online at SantaBarbara.com. Send tips to info@SantaBarbara.com. 30

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM

COURTESY

DITO


SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT AND DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA PRESENT

National Tamale Day

on March 23

n March 23, people will be

Belize: Known as darasas, Belize tama-

les don’t use any corn products. Instead, they incorporate green bananas and coconut milk. Grated bananas, coconut milk, salt, and orange juice form the dough, which is often served with fish or soup. Chile: Strictly speaking, humitas aren’t

tamales, but the cooking process is

by Richard Lambert

y Todam ! at 3p

Join Tyler Hayden in conversation with Catalina Esteves (Cat Therapy), Isabelle Gullo & Christopher Harris (CARE4PAWS), and Rich Block (Santa Barbara Zoo) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight

t Nexek! e W

similar. They’re wrapped with corn leaves, usually seasoned with basil, and not filled with meat, so the focus is the sweet, starchy taste of the masa. Humitas are also often topped with pieces of onion and tomato. Colombia: Usually served warm with

butter and cheese, bollos de Mazorca are a traditional tamale-style Colombian dish that uses fresh corn wrapped in corn husks and steamed. Guatemala: What makes paches unique

is the sauce that’s used to make them, called recado. Instead of corn, paches use mashed potatoes, along with optional ingredients like achiote powder, allspice, and lard and are stuffed with tomatoes, green onion, garlic, bell peppers, and chiles, sometimes with chicken or pork. Nicaragua: Nacatamales are wrapped in plantain leaves, and there’s nothing snack-sized about them. Their healthy doses of masa are filled with rice, pork, tomato, olives, potatoes, and raisins. Venezuela: December is

hallaca season in Venezuela, where masa surrounds stewed meats, red bell pepper, olives, almonds, raisins, and onions, though ingredients vary. After being assembled and wrapped in two layers of plantain leaves, hallacas are steamed or boiled. TAMALE TROUBADOUR: Even after establishing National Tamale Day, Richard Lambert continues to bang the drum and make his own, usually with an olive inside (top).

Join Charles Donelan in conversation with

DAVID CORWIN BENJAMIN GOEDERT SHANNON KELLEY KATHRYN MARTIN Metropolitan Theatres

SBIFF

SBIFF

Santa Barbara Symphony

Back to the Screen & Stage Thursday, March 25 | 3pm Live on Zoom Register at independent.com/spotlight

FOOD & DRINK

eating tamales all across the country in celebration of National Tamale Day. Back in 2014, I gathered hundreds of signatures from tamale fans, and then submitted them with an application to Chase’s Calendar of Events, the global authority on special holidays. That’s how National Tamale Day came to be celebrated for the first time in Santa Barbara on March 23, 2015. Word spread quickly, and now tamale shops and restaurants in almost every state contact me this time of year, looking for ways to celebrate this holiday about the traditional Mexican treat. Of course, the best way is to eat one. People have been making and eating tamales for more than 7,000 years, so I like to say that tamales are the original comfort food. But over the centuries, the basic formula has come to be known by many different names, with ingredients that reflect what’s available locally. Here are a few of my favorite examples from Central and South America.

Spotlight a virtual interview series

COURTESY PHOTOS

O

Downtown Business

Introducing the

MICKEY FLACKS JOURNALISM FUND FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE A fund that directly supports the Santa Barbara Independent’s coverage of social justice and environmental issues. In 2020, the Mickey Flacks Fund supported the in-depth coverage of the Lompoc Prison COVID Outbreak, the Force Files, a look into police use-of-force incidents, and many other issues. To make a contribution visit sbcan.org/journalism_fund To read articles supported by the Flacks Fund go to indpenedent.com/mickeyflacks

See facebook.com/national tamaleday.

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

31


EMAIL: ARTS@INDEPENDENT.COM

WOMEN FRONT AND CENTER TWO SHOWS AT SULLIVAN GOSS FEATURE FEMALE ARTISTS

A

PAGE 32

paintings bear a superficial relationship to mosaic and tile work, sustained attention reveals a sensibility rooted in the alchemy of texture and palette. The large, vertically oriented “Mountain of the Sun 8” from 2020 offers a spiritual vision that’s as uplifting as the chords of a gospel choir. Yumiko Glover’s vocabulary of forms draws equally from flowers and “Dissent” by Niki Byrne digital distortion. Multi-panel comSince the establishment of the Jazz and Heritage Fespositions such as “Transience II” (2019) The same could be said with perhaps tival in 1970, and because of its growth into a foundeploy horizontal stripes over a field of even greater emphasis about the ambitious dation with a free, year-round educational program, succulent shapes in a way that pleasurably group show called Real Women: Realist Art New Orleans has developed into an open university confounds one’s initial impression of figure by American Women that occupies the galfor musicians to learn from the best improvisers in the world. As director of music education at the and ground. lery’s center space. Thankfully, this one will New Orleans Jazz & Claudia Borfiga’s serigraphs introduce be on the walls until April 26, offering Heritage Foundacharming and recognizable viewers plenty of time to schedule multion, saxophonist images of lizards, elephants, tiple visits to a richly rewarding exhibiand one deeply impressive tion. While many of the artists, such as Derek Douget takes “Jungle Cow” into the pat- Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, Patricia his rightful place among the music’s tern conversation by embed- Chidlaw, and Leslie Lewis Sigler, will greatest teachers, ding them within decorative be familiar to those who follow the backdrops inspired by Indian Santa Barbara scene, some of them are including NOLA legtextiles. Taken together, Bor- making their Sullivan Goss debut. For ends such as Alvin figa’s deceptively modest example, Jordan Marshall’s exemplary Batiste, Ellis Marsaprints deliver a master class technique as a painter of intriguing lis, and Harold Batin color, composition, and botanical still lifes was developed while tiste. As Douget told style. Although they share a she was recently enrolled at Westmont me last week, “I’m sensibility that makes them College. And Niki Byrne, whose “Dismodeling myself on an excellent match for one sent,” a bold portrait of Justice Ruth my mentors — trying to do for othanother, these three artists Bader Ginsburg, has become someers what they did had not met before the show. thing of a viral sensation, has been a for me.” On Friday, It’s a triumph of curation that race car driver, a licensed helicopter March 19, Douget such a successful combina- pilot, and a feature film director all and his band will tion of talents was realized at before she’s out of her twenties. Look unleash the force a time when in-person stu- for her film Evan Wood to premiere in Derek Douget of that tradition in dio visits and openings were the upcoming Santa Barbara Internaall its poignancy tional Film Festival. —Charles Donelan off-limits.

A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS

DEREK DOUGET LIVESTREAM WILL BENEFIT THE LOBERO THEATRE

COURTESY

s we count down the days until Santa Barbara reaches the red tier and museums open again, it’s a delight to relish the freedom to operate that pandemic quarantine rules have given to our city’s excellent art galleries. At Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, on Anapamu Street, visitors can catch two great shows featuring some of the top artists in our region, all of whom happen to be women. In the front room until March 22, there’s an exceptionally interesting show called Pattern Recognition that features three mid-career artists whose work takes decorative abstraction as a point of departure for innovative painting and printmaking. Although Julika Lackner’s geometric

L I F E

“Jungle Elephant” by Claudia Borfiga

FULL SBIFF LINEUP ANNOUNCED

With drive-in theaters by the beach and celebrity tributes, filmmaker panels, and most screenings happening digitally, the 36th annual edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be a departure from the raucous red carpets and crammed movie theaters of years past. But the slate of films, which were announced last week, are as strong as ever, with 47 world premieres and 37 domestic premieres featured amid films from 45 different countries. “This year’s festival will look different on many fronts, but we are unchanged when it comes to what’s most important: our love of film, and our dedication to bringing forward a program of unmatched quality and sharing it with our community,” said longtime executive director Roger Durling in a press release. “We are so excited to have the opportunity to be a source of joy and optimism.” SBIFF 2021 kicks off on Wednesday, March 31, with the opening night selection Invisible Valley, a documentary by Aaron Maurer about the farmworkers, snowbirds, and

32

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

Coachella Festival partiers of the Coachella Valley. Closing night on Saturday, April 10, will once again feature a full lineup of Santa Barbara documentarians, showcasing Chumash pilgrimages, eco-minded shepherds, outdoor dancing, roller skaters, and diorama art. This year’s awardees, who are often further rewarded weeks later at the Academy Awards, include Bill Murray on April 2, Carey Mulligan on April 5, Sacha Baron Cohen on April 7, Delroy Lindo on April 8, and Amanda Seyfried on April 9. On April 3, eight actors will be honored as Virtuosos, including Andra Day from The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Riz Ahmed from Sound of Metal, and Kingsley Ben-Adir from One Night in Miami. More awardees will be announced soon. Albeit in a pandemic-friendly manner, SBIFF is also hosting the usual industry panels, children’s programs, student curriculum, and screenwriting/filmmaking competitions. See sbiff.org for a full schedule, updates, and details on how to attend this year. —Matt Kettmann

INDEPENDENT.COM

and joy when their livestream event, A Night in New Orleans, makes its premiere online in a benefit for the Lobero Theatre. Douget has become a familiar figure at the Lobero over the last several years, thanks to the organization’s Brubeck Circle. In addition to the livestream performance, Douget and his group have already released an enthralling hour-long video history of American music. With his crafty group of versatile players, Douget is capable of telling the story of American music from the earliest days of field hollers and work songs on up through the most sophisticated sounds of modal “free” jazz. On Friday night, and through March 21 for those who have purchased $15 tickets, the group will work through some of the greatest material associated with the Crescent City, including “Buddy Bolden’s Blues,” all of it in arrangements that are firmly planted in the present moment. For access to the livestream, and to support the Lobero, visit livefromthelobero.org. —CD


FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny (June 21-July 22): A character in Barbara Kingsolver’s

Hawaiian word kipuka. It refers to a patch of earth that doesn’t get covered with lava when an active volcano exudes its molten material. “Before the lava descended,” Vuong writes, “that piece of land was insignificant, just another scrap in an endless mass of green.” But now that piece of land is special, having endured. I encourage you to identify your metaphorical equivalent of kipuka, Aries. It’s an excellent time to celebrate the power and luck and resilience that have enabled you to persevere.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): “Extraordinary things are always

hiding in places people never think to look,” writes Taurus author Jodi Picoult. Luckily for you, Taurus, in the near future you’ll be prone to look in exactly those places — where no one else has thought to look. That means you’ll be extra likely to find useful, interesting, even extraordinary things that have mostly been hidden and unused. You may also discover some boring and worthless things, but the trade-off will be worth your effort. Congratulations in advance on summoning such brave curiosity.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “When we ask for advice, we are

usually looking for an accomplice,” said Gemini author Saul Bellow. So if you have come here today to read my horoscopes, it’s possible that you’re seeking an accomplice to approve of you making a decision or a move that you have already decided to do. Okay. I’ll be your accomplice. But as your accomplice, the first thing I’ll do is try to influence you to make sure your upcoming actions serve not only your own selfish interests (although there’s nothing wrong with that), but also serve the interests of people you care for. The weeks ahead will be a favorable time to blend self-interest and noble idealism.

novel The Lacuna is told to “go rub his soul against life.” Now I’ll advise you to do the same. Why? While it’s true that you have a beautiful soul, you sometimes get in the habit of hiding it away or keeping it secret. You feed it a wealth of dreams and emotions and longings, but you may not go far enough in providing it with raw experience out in the messy, chaotic world. In my judgment, now is one of those times when you would benefit from rubbing your soul against life. Please note: I DON’T mean you should go in search of rough, tough downers. Not at all. In fact, there are plenty of pleasurable, safe, educational ways to rub your soul against life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you love the work of self-help

author Paulo Coelho, you might be inclined to adopt his motto as your own: “Being vulnerable is the best way to allow my heart to feel true pleasure.” But maybe you wouldn’t want to adopt his motto. After all, what he’s suggesting requires a great deal of courage and daring. Who among us finds it easy and natural to be soft and receptive and inviting? And yet, according to my analysis of the astrological omens, this is exactly what your assignment should be for the next two weeks. To help motivate yourself, remember the payoff described by Coelho: the possibility that your heart will feel true pleasure.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo author Michael Ondaatje cel-

ebrates “the hidden presence of others in us — even those we have known briefly. We contain them for the rest of our lives, at every border we cross.” As you approach your own upcoming border-crossing, dear Virgo, I encourage you to tune into memories about seven specific people who over the course of your life have provided you with the most joy and the most interesting lessons. Close your eyes for 20 minutes and imagine they are all gathered together with you in your favorite sanctuary. Remember in detail the blessings

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “A balance that does not tremble

cannot weigh. A person who does not oscillate cannot live.” So wrote biochemist Erwin Chargaff, who did crucial research leading to the discovery of DNA’s double-helix structure. Since you’re the zodiac’s expert on balance and oscillation, and because these themes will be especially meaningful for you in the coming days, I’ll ask you to meditate on them with extra focus. Here’s my advice: To be healthy and resilient, you need to be aware of other possibilities besides those that seem obvious and simple and absolutely true. You need to consider the likelihood that the most correct answers are almost certainly those that are paradoxical and complicated and full of nuance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In her poem “Sandra,” Scorpio poet Ariana Reines testifies that she has too many feelings — and that’s not a problem. On the contrary. They are her wealth, she says, her “invisible splendor.” I invite you to regard your own “too many feelings” in the same way, especially in the coming weeks. You will have opportunities to harness your flood of feelings in behalf of transformative insights and holistic decisionmaking. Your motto: Feelings are healing.

#sbindy @sbindependent

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Poet Ocean Vuong speaks of the

they bestowed on you. Give thanks for their influences, for the gifts they gave that have helped you become your beautiful self.

FACEBOOK

CANCER

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Historian and author Thomas Berry

described “wildness” as the source of our “authentic spontaneities.” He said it’s “the wellspring of creativity” at the root of our lust for life. That’s a different definition from the idea that wildness is about being unruly, rough, and primitive. And Berry’s definition happens to be the one that should be central to your work and play in the coming weeks. Your assignment is to be wild; that is, to cultivate your authentic spontaneities; to home in on and nourish the creative wellspring of your lust for life.

LIKE US ON

ARIES

WEEK OF MARCH 18 CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some of the great discoveries in the

history of physics have been made while the trailblazing physicists are lolling in bed or in the bathtub. They have done the research and carried out the rigorous thinking, and they are rewarded with breakthroughs while relaxing. I think that will be your best formula for success in the coming weeks. Important discoveries are looming. Interesting innovations are about to hatch. You’re most likely to gather them in if you work intensely on preparing the way for them, then go off and do something fun and rejuvenating.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): My typical horoscope is an average of 108

words long. In that limited space, I can’t possibly tell you all the themes and threads that will be active for you during the upcoming phase of your cycle. I have to make choices about what to include and what not to include. This time, I’ll focus on the fact that you now have an opportunity to deepen your relationship with your sense of smell — and to purposefully nourish your sense of smell. Your homework: Decide on at least five scents with which you will cultivate an intimate, playful, delightful connection in the coming days. (P.S.: You may be surprised at how this practice will deepen your emotional connection with the world.)

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): No one had ever proven that there was

such a thing as electromagnetic waves until Piscean physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894) did so in 1886. He was the innovator who first transmitted and received controlled radio waves. Alas, he didn’t think his breakthrough was useful. In 1890, he confessed, “I do not think that the wireless waves I have discovered will have any practical application.” But other scientists were soon capitalizing on his work to communicate long distances. Radio broadcasts were born. I will encourage you not to make a Hertzian-type mistake in the coming months. Always follow through on your initial labors. Have faith that the novelties you dream up will eventually have practical value.

@sbindynews

FOLLOW US ON

TWITTER

HOMEWORK: If you believed everything you see in the “news,” you’d be so full of despair you couldn’t move. Describe how you protect yourself. Truthrooster@gmail.com

STAY CONNECTED FOLLOW US ON

FACEBOOK @sbindependent

FOLLOW US ON

INSTAGRAM @sbindependent

FOLLOW US ON

TWITTER

@sbindependent

STAY CONNECTED

FOLLOW US ON

INSTAGRAM

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.

Support the Zoo

Donate today at sbzoo.org We’ve got a lot of mouths to feed!

#sbindy

(805) 962-5339 • sbzoo.org Just off Cabrillo Blvd. at East Beach

@sbindynews

INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 2021

THE INDEPENDENT

33


INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS

| |

PHONE 965-5205 PHONE 965-5205

| |

E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M

reaching 100,000 readers each week

EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT

STUDENTS positionveteran must provide evidence floors and carpet cleaning. Ability to protected status, or any sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, this ofother annual influenzaprotected vaccination, characteristic by law.or wear surgicalconsideration mask while working For aprimary apply byin 500‑member trade organization, is LOWEST PRICES on Health department managers, supervisors patient care areas during the influenza custodial power equipment including other characteristic protected by law. 3/18/20, thereafter open until filled. seeking its next Executive Director.Insurance. The We have the best rates and the Executive Director. Provides season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation EXCEL/ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT truck mount carpet machine and high For primary consideration apply by Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu from top companies! Call Now! department SPECIALISTideal candidate must be an excellent with guidance subject to disciplinary action. This is a pressure washers. Ability to handle #20200105 3/22/20, supervisors thereafter open until filled. isJob communicator and also have a strong 1‑888‑989‑4807. Seeking exceptional person proficient and Apply consultation all personnel 12 month at 100% position, working all heavy (Cal‑SCAN) lifting and moving tasks. online atonhttps://jobs.ucsb.edu financial Excel, acumen.10‑key Expertiseby in leading with Microsoft Notes: Criminal history background Job liaisons #20200109 issues; with HR to facilitate M‑F 8:00am – 5:00pm. Student Health the association’s legislative effortsMEDICAL/HEALTHCARE is touch, excellent with numbers. Must check required. Maintain a valid CA department requests. Develops and is closed between the Christmas and also a key component this job. The be very consistent, neat, andofhave driver’s license, a clean DMV record implements short and long term goals New Year’s Day holidays. $23.89 ‑ ideal candidate a proven OXYGENin Concentrator a love of numbers. The will job have entails a PORTABLE and enrollment the DMV Employee for Human for Associated Students. $28.72/hourly. The University of record of success well asis at May least Be Covered by Medicare! Reclaim large volume of data entry. as Position Pull‑Notice Program. Days and hours Supervises the HR and Payroll California is an ANALYST Equal Opportunity/ PAYROLL five years of senior andto mobility withoperational the Analyst. Serves on the department available immediately. Flexiblemanagement P/T hrs, independence may vary meet the DEPARTMENTAction OF RECREATION Affirmative Employer, and experience in a media environment or compact design and long‑lasting 20‑25 hrs per wk. Position is on‑site needs of the dept. May be required as Payroll Coordinator, Path management team.HELP Maintains a allServes qualified applicants willUCreceive DIVISION DESK trade Wage association. The Please compensation battery to of Inogen One. Free in Summerland. is D.O.E. wear an UCSB‑provided uniform. Coordinator, for Kronos Payroll Manager forefront liaison role regarding consideration employment without package for this position includes information kit! Call 844‑327‑2824. TECHNICIAN send resume to: Karen@klacks.com Multiple positions available. $18.62‑ and Timekeeper 1,500+ employees personnel processes and policy with regard to race, forcolor, religion, sex, a competitive base pay,(Cal‑SCAN) a SYSTEMS & sexual $21.79/hr. The University of California requiring accurate gender detail‑oriented the STUDENT numerousINFORMATION campus departments orientation, identity, performance‑based bonus plan and TECHNOLOGY (SIS&T) is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative COMPUTER/TECH attention origin, to payroll timelinesstatus, and that interact with Associated Students. national disability attractive benefits package. (SeePROFESSIONAL the as a Student Affairs (SA) Division Action Employer, and all qualified deadlines, veteran attentionstatus, to or detail, Reqs:Serves Excellent communication skills protected any Bank at cnpa.com for detailed job Tier 2and HelpinDesk Technician underofthe other SENIOR Job TECHNICAL ANALYST applicants will receive consideration accuracy, and extensive knowledge both oral writing. Knowledge characteristic protected by law. posting.) candidates supervision of theability Help Desk manager For (Goleta, CA): Dsgn Qualified & dvlp features & should for employment without regard of University policies and procedures. Human Resources, to research primary consideration apply by forward a cover guidance of other SIS&T Systems customizations & provide dataletter fixes along for with to race, color, religion, sex, sexual Payroll includes and and interpret policy. Knowledge of 3/28/21, thereafterinstructors, open untilcareer filled. their resume cnpajobs@gmail.com staff. Supports all division users at clients. Create custom toreports using orientation, gender identity, national staff, online contract employees, casual UCSB policy preferred. Ability to use Apply at https://jobs.ucsb.edu (Cal‑SCAN) their locations; installsconfidentiality. and configures Job Microsoft SSRS & SQL/Oracle. Analyze origin, disability status, protected BYA# 16299 staff, student staff, work study discretion and maintain computer hardware and software. & troubleshoot application issues using veteran status, or any other appointments, and summer program Ability to use sound judgment in COMPUTER/TECH The Tierto2 issues Help Desk Kibana & Grafana. Work on implmtn characteristic protected by law. responding and responds concerns.to staff. Coordinates the onboarding ADMINISTRATIVE requests that are escalated by Tier 1 procedures for all employees. Tracks projects involving Unicode & int’l d/ For primary consideration apply by Strong organizational skills and ability COMPUTER & IT TRAINING Help Desk Field Reps. Responsible for employee employment compliance base conversion. Train U.S. team on OFFICER 3/17/20, 2 thereafter open until filled. to multi‑task within demanding PROGRAM! Train at home to the analysis of functional requirements, in regards to background checks, dvlpmt & customization standards. OFFICE Apply at https://jobs.ucsb.edu OF online DIVERSITY, EQUITY & timeframes. Note: Satisfactory criminal become a Computer & Help Desk and diagnoses, research and resolution required certifications, and required Bach’s in Comp Sci or related + 2 yrs’ INCLUSION Job #20200102 history background check. $51,200 Professional now! Call CTI for details! of problems. Reqs: Experience with trainings. Works with the marketing exp as S/ware Analyst or related reqd. Responsible for the full range of ‑ $62,750 / annually. The University 888‑449‑1713 (M‑F 8am‑6pm ET) computer hardware repair, Windows FINANCIAL Resumes: Yardi Systems, Inc. Attn: functions staff to ensure vacant positions are HEALTH & FITNESS encompassing administrative of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Operating Systems, MS Office in a ANALYST Rebecca Pendergraft, 430 S. Fairview operations, strategic analysis, planning, Affirmative advertised. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree Action Employer, and Network environment. Excellent in related area and / or LOWEST on for Health Ave, Goleta, CA 93117. HUMANITIES equivalent CONSTRUCTION and fiscal resource PRICES management all qualified applicants will receive INTERDISCIPLINARY customer service and communication experience / training. Working Insurance. have the for bestall rates the office of DEI. We Responsible consideration for employment without CENTER skills are essential. Notes: Criminal companies! knowledgedepartmental, of payroll extramural, processes, EDUCATION budgetsfrom and top accounts for theCallDEINow! regard to race, color, religion, sex, Manages History background check required. policies,andand (Cal‑SCAN) knowledge giftprocedures; accounts and financial Office 1‑888‑989‑4807. including contract & grants sexual orientation, gender identity, center, Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a Temporary Teaching Positions of organization‑specific computer of the department, funds and all gift and DEI Office national origin, disability status, operations clean DMV record and enrollment in the application programs. Note: Criminal Bren School of Environmental funds (~$750K). LEGAL Tracks, reports and protected veteran status, or any other including the review and release of all Construction Project Engineer DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. financial required. Science & Management University of advises the VCDEI on budget matters characteristic transactions check and reconciling protectedThe by University law. Forof history background needed for lg. apartment project, DID YOU KNOW that the average $25.19‑ $29.75/hr. $24.09‑and $26.50/hr. University of California, Santa Barbara. payroll The ledgers. Prepares forecasting and strategies. primary consideration apply online by general F/T, benefits, 401k. Exp. req’d. including Start business California is an Equal Opportunity/ thepersonnel/ equivalent of California is annecessary Equal Opportunity/ UCSB’s Bren School invites applications Manages the DEIspends budget forecasts for financial Office’s 3/28/21, thereafter openEmployer, until filled. date: mid‑March. Email resumes to: nearly 1½ days Affirmative Action and per week on digital AffirmativeandAction and for temporary, part‑time lecturers who payroll transactions, purchasing, advisesEmployer, the Business Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu planning awallace@wallacesmith.com, Attn: Ali marketing activities? CNPAtravel can help all qualified applicants will receive Officer all qualified applicants receive can teach one or more graduate‑level and entertainment on short and longwillterm fiscal reimbursements. Job #consideration 16046 WWW.WALLACESMITH.COM for employment without save you time and money. For more consideration for as employment without courses for master’s students pursuing Plans and facilitates logistics and decisions. Serves a liaison between regard to race, color, religion, sex, info email cecelia@cnpa.com or call regard to race, color, religion, sex, professional degrees in Environmental approvals for DEI Office meetings, the multiple departments and various sexual orientation, gender identity, campus EDUCATION (916)and 288‑6011. sexual entities orientation, gender identity, Data Science and/or Environmental workshops IHC work with. Works other (Cal‑SCAN) events. Serves national origin, disability status, national origin, disability status, Science and Management. Areas of closely with Business Officers to provide the liaison for the DEI Office to all AIRLINE CAREERS Start Here –asGet protected veteran status, or any protected veteran status, or any PROFESSIONAL instruction trained may include Data Science, overall consistency in implementation as FAA certified Aviation internal and external constituencies. other characteristic protected by law. other characteristic protected by law. Conservation Planning,Financial Environmental of policies through training endeavors. Responsible for coordinating the Technician. aid for qualified For primary consideration apply by For primary consideration apply by Planning,students.Biogeochemistry, Ensures that staff members understand VCDEI’s meetings and maintaining the BEHAVIORAL Job placement assistance. HEALTH 3/19/20, thereafter open until filled. 3/16/20, thereafter open until filled. Ecotoxicology, Energy Institute and Climate, underlying policies and agency rules VCDEI calendar as well as the calendar Call Aviation of Maintenance Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Water Policy, Environmental MANAGER pertaining to departmental procedures. for DEI Office workshops, events, etc. OFFICE 877‑205‑4138. (Cal‑SCAN) Job #20200111 Job #20200103 Negotiation, and Environmental Justice. Reqs: BA/BS degree or equivalent DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT HEALTH Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in a related Preferred qualifications: appropriate combination equivalent combination AUDIT PROF.and/or EDITING and Writing Services. of education and Under general supervision and area EMPLOYMENT master’s or PhD degree or equivalent, experience. Knowledge of accounting guidance of the Behavioral Health ofQuick experience/training. Working turn‑around. Business, SERVICES PROFESSIONAL 2 training and experience teaching and financial Director at UCSB Student Health, the knowledge of and experience with Academic, Memoir. 805‑220‑8127 procedures. Strong AUDIT AND ADVISORY SERVICES in the relevant field.AREAppointments Behavioral Health Office Manager financial accounting, analysis and and written communications AIRLINES HIRING ‑ Get verbal FAA Performs and documents audits are variable percentage acts MARKETING with a high level of independent reporting techniques. Intermediate skills. Good professional interpersonal & approved hands on(generally Aviation training. and advisory services in accordance 17‑33% time for oneAid quarter) with thestudents judgement in the establishment, knowledge and understanding of skills andwith ability toInternational work collaboratively Financial for qualified the Standards for SOCIAL MEDIA possibility of an annual reappointment. implementation and management internal control practices and their with others. Ability Practice to perform ‑ Career placement assistance. CALL Professional of Internal To apply, please submit cover letter, CV/ detailedthe tasks administrative operations for impact on protecting University accurately with of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance COORDINATOR Auditing and Practice Advisories resume, statement of teaching, contact the Behavioral Health Services section resources. Ability to perform financial SR EXECUTIVE CHEF frequentestablished interruptions. 888‑686‑1704 by the Proficient Institute of MULTICULTURAL CENTER info for 3 references online to: https:// in Microsoft of UCSB Student Health.. Provides analysis and customized reporting. Office applications. Internal Auditors, the UC Internal Develops the program’s marketing RESIDENTIAL DINING SERVICES apptrkr.com/2177466. The effective Ability to work independently directgoals administrative support for the Possess attention to detail and the Serves as a member of the Residential and oversees productions FINANCE Audit Manual, and UCSB Audit start date is Aug 2, 2021 for Summer under pressure of deadlines and Behavioral Health Director at Student ability to assess and adjust priorities and Advisory Services procedures. and distribution of all marketing. Dining Management Team in Housing, appointments, 2021 $10k for Fall Service. Responsible for all adeptly, while balancing a high exercising independent judgment,on Health ARE Sept YOU23, BEHIND OR MORE Reports to and is supervised a Manages social marketing campaigns Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, under appointments, and TAXES? Jan 3, Stop 2022wage for & using aspects of the logistical arrangements volume workload. Ability to interface sound reasoning. ON YOUR bank day‑to‑day basis by Excellent the Associate while ensuring all marketing is in the general direction of the Director Winter appointments. University associated withwith a broad array of professionally broad range of Residential with Dininga Services, sharingof and analytical skills. with levies, liens The & audits, unfiledorganizational tax Audit Director. compliance the departmental Works closely is especially interested candidates Behavioral Health schedules, meetings, staff, faculty, students, and others on useAudit discretion and maintain returns, payrollinissues, & resolveAbility tax to other and Advisory Services staff mission. Responsible for researching, responsibilities for the overall Dining who can contribute to the diversity and activities and editing, special projects for the behalf of the departments. Ability operations serving 5,800 residents Note: team Satisfactory debt FAST. Call 888‑626‑3581 confidentiality. writing, and proofreading in a collaborative approach to excellence of the academic community criminal history background check. Behavioral 24,000independent conferees yearly, 10,000 Health Director. The Office todaily, exercise judgment. OVER $10K in Debt? Be debt free complete projects and help ensure all materials developed for the guests and 5,300 off campus meal through research, teaching and service. Manager: Serves students, staff, faculty Possess strong organization and $24.09‑$32.27/hr. TheandUniversity of MultiCultural Center’s events. that the Audit Advisory Services in 24 ofto California 48 months.is No The University an upfront plan participantsskills, yearlyand withaancustomer annual and requires of individual cases communication California is an Equal Opportunity/ Reqs: analysis Demonstrated experience organization meets its goals and fees to enroll. A+ BBB rated. Call Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Affirmative operatingfocus budgetacross of $28 broad million and to determine appropriate actions. service and Action and in in programming and marketing Reqs:Employer, Bachelor’s degree National Debt Relief 1‑888‑508‑6305. objectives. 241 FTE.subject Leads the culinary efforts Employer and all qualified applicant all qualified administrative areas. Notes: Thisofis applicants willadministration, receive Identifies eventsand for resolves diverse populations and diverse accounting, business (Cal‑SCAN) department and university will receive consideration without consideration problems, supportssetting. the staff in a the limited appointment with through an end for employment in a university Experience computer science, or a without related field personnel education andbe training, regard to race, color, religion, sex, regard or the with areassocial of scheduling, program of 6/30/21 and will analyzed to equivalent race, color, religion, sex, media, experience and date combination of years GENERAL FULL-TIME product development, research, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual of presentations, reports, outreach orientation, knowledge data of Adobe Creative Suite, for continuation based on funding experience. gender 3‑5yes +identity, of relevant demonstration audit. Provides national origin, disability status, nationalexperience. materials, and program development. approval. and Satisfactory criminal origin, disability status, Photoshop, and Word. Knowledge and Exceptionally strong leadership, and guidance in reaching protected veteran status, or any other protected Administers the logistics of the history background check. Due to of marketing principles, concepts, veteran and status, any organizational time or management the COVID‑19 correct culinary formula; combining characteristic protected by law. psychiatry and and socialbest work programs, pandemic, incumbent strategies, practices. Keen the other characteristic skills; proven protected ability to by set law. priorities the be rightonmixboarded of qualified personnel including of acumen cases, scheduling remotely and sense triaging of political with regard will For primary consideration that accurately reflectapply the by relative and be products to work attain remotely established appointments, coordinating able to for to communicating onlinemeetings, via social must FINANCE 3/22/21,importance thereafterofopen until filled. and job responsibilities LABORER operating standards of excellence processing refills such andas an undefined period of time, until media onmedication politicized topics Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu take into consideration deadlines, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT for all food service operations. Solves STAFF ACCOUNTANT Treatment Authorization race, gender, and systemicRequests, oppression. campus leadership deems it safe to Job # 15890 competing requirements and Performs a variety of custodial problems related the production (Santa Barbara, CA): Prep federal & tasks complexity. Notes: Criminal history requests referrals, appointments to work on to campus. $24.09 ‑ Notes:forCriminal history background return and other related duties. Laborer(s) units and other of theof department state individual, corporate, partnership, and consultations. Reqs: Bachelor’s The areas University California background check required. Maintain check required. Occasional evening $28.29/hr. will handle heavy lifting and moving and demonstrates leadership in intra & trust income tax all returns. Conduct degree or minimum 5 years of relevant is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative and weekend hours may be required. a valid CA driver’s license, a clean tasks,fin’lthestatement moving ofaudits, all furniture departmental teamsand and all committees. tax research, work$25.14‑ experience. Note: Employer, qualified $26.82/hr. The Mandated University of Action DMV record and enrollment in the of classrooms, offices, Plans, develops and oversees a culinary reviews, &out compilations. Multiplelabs and DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. reporting requirements of Child Abuse applicants will receive consideration for California is an Equal Opportunity/ the replacement all furniture. team to ensure overall consistency Positions. Bach’s in Acctg orof related and Affirmative Dependent Action Adult Abuse. without regard to and race, Employer,Must and employment $24.52‑ $35.58/hr. The University of Required to perform custodial high quality of food service across reqd. To apply send resume & cvr ltr ASSISTANT successfully complete and will pass receive the color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, all qualified applicants California is an Equal Opportunity/ zone and campus the various operations. Assessesorigin, and to: Nasif, duties Hicks, inHarris & Co., LLP, wide as Affirmative Action Employer, and consideration employment without gender background checkforbefore employment identity, national necessary. Reqs: Two develops menus on such factors DIRECTOR FOR Attn: Recruiting Department, 104years W. similar regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability and date of hire. To comply with status,based protected veteran all qualified applicants will receive Must have 6mo as market preferences Anapamu industry St. Ste. experience. B, Santa Barbara, orientation, identity, status, Santasexual Barbara County gender Public Health or trends, any customer other characteristic consideration for employment HUMAN RESOURCES and nutritional considerations, ease CA 93101.+ experience stripping and waxing without regard to race, color, religion, national Health origin, Officer disability Order, status, protected Department by law. For primary DEPARTMENT OF ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA NEWS Publishers ACCOUNTING/ HEALTH FITNESS Provides leadership, guidance status, and follow &written and oral instructions national origin, disability Association (CNPA), a 132‑year‑old, BOOKKEEPING analysis on all veteran personnel issuesor for in English. Must be familiar with all protected status, any

34

54 THE INDEPENDENT MARCH 12, 2020 INDEPENDENT.COM THE INDEPENDENT MARCH 18, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

AUTO MARKET AUTO PARTS PLACE

office dependent support students and staff by 03/30/21, ofconsideration preparation apply and established of position on funding. by $29.47/hr. scheduling and maintaining thereafterandopen untilconstraints. filled. Apply procedures, budgetary $28.91‑ The University of ongoing therapy services. CASH FOR CARS: We Buy Any online menu at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Monitors planning, purchasing Job California is anphysical Equal Opportunity/ ProvidesAction customer serviceand in person Condition Vehicle, 2002 and # 16008 specifications, product and recipe Affirmative Employer, ANNOUNCEMENTS Newer. Nationwide Free Pick Up! and overapplicants the phone on QLess. testing menu development. all qualified will and receive LEAD and ENVIRONMENTAL Services Identifiesforand resolves without administrative Call Now: 1‑800‑864‑5960. Designs new recipes, determines consideration employment Reps (Housekeeper) AT&T INTERNET. Starting at $40/ Supports thesex,staff in CASH FOR CARS! We buy all appropriate ingredients and specifies regardproblems. to race, color, religion, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital month w/12‑mo agmt. Includes 1 individual each sexualtheorientation, identity,referral cars! Junk, high‑end, totaled areas of gender scheduling, or Goletaserving Valleyportions CottageforHospital TB of data per month. Get More For recipe. Reqs: 10+ years as senior national origin, and disability status, acquisition updates, discharge – it doesn’t matter! Get free Your High‑Speed Internet Thing. Ask executive and/or multi‑site culinary protected veteran status, or any andSAVE! same cash! Responsible for issuing instructions documentation assistance, program us how towing to bundle and Geo day & senior leader in the restaurant industry otherpresentations, characteristic protected law. and NEWER MODELS too! Call data by reports, and guidance to personnel, svc restrictions apply. Call us today or in college and university food For primary consideration applyAssists by marketing materials. in 1‑866‑535‑9689 (AAN CAN) managing EVS functions and 1‑888‑796‑8850 service. Culinary degree or equivalent 3/17/20, thereafter open until filled. of overseeing staff assignments and the configuration and creationBECOME A Published Author. We required. Advanced knowledge in Applyelectronic online at medical https://jobs.ucsb.edu record templates. workflow. You will also ensure CARE/REPAIR want toCAR Read Your Book! Dorrance food preparation, culinary trends, Job #20200104 optimum cleaning results, see that Helps onboarding of physical Publishing‑Trusted by Authors vegetarian, vegan and raw cuisine, therapy volunteers. May assist in A I S MOBILE AUTO all employees have the necessary Since 1920 Book manuscript nutrition, special dietary needs, allergy SALES/MARKETING ordering supplies. Provides back REPAIR‑ 20 yrs. exp. I’ll fix it training before beginning work in submissions currently being awareness and sanitation regulations. duties for break coverage anywhere! Pre‑Buy Inspections an area and conduct Quality Control office reviewed. Comprehensive Services: to tell!of back Ability to lead and advice in food EVERY andBUSINESS during has thea story absence & Restorations. 12% OFF! inspections. Consultation, Production, Promotion message withBachelor’s degree purchasing contracts, experience Get your office staff. out Reqs: 805‑448‑4450 PRMedia Release – the only andof Distribution. Call for Your Free in building and maintaining quality California’s or equivalent combination Qualifications: YOUR CAR or OR TRUCK Author`sDONATE Guide 1‑877‑538‑9554 Release Service operated vendor relationships. Ability to Press education and experience. Note: • Basic computerasskillsa member by the press to get press! For more visit http://dorranceinfo.com/Cali work effectively Mandated reporting requirements of TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free years Team of as housekeeping (Cal‑SCAN) 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Cecelia @ 916‑288‑6011 of• an 2 Executive well as info contact Child Abuse and Dependent Adult experience; preferably in or a http://prmediarelease.com/california inter‑departmentally. Demonstrated Abuse. Completion and satisfactory Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken healthcare skill in leading facility work groups, managing (Cal‑SCAN) criminal history background check Care Of. CALL 1‑844‑491‑2884 • Knowledge of cleaning a large and supervising complex projects, before date of hire. To comply with (Cal‑SCAN) facility leading and supervising students. Santa Barbara County Public Health • 1 year of supervisory experience, ServeSafe certification. Note: Criminal Department Health Officer Order, DOMESTIC CARS preferred history background check required. this position must provide evidence WANTED!!! $91,400‑$108,500/yr. of annual influenza vaccination, or CARS/TRUCKS Apply online at: 2002 and Newer! Any The University of California is an wear a surgical mask while working jobs.cottagehealth.org Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative in patient care areas during influenza Condition. Running or Not. Action Employer, and all qualified FAMILY season.SERVICES Any HIPAA or FERPA violation Competitive Offer! Free Towing! EOE will receive consideration for applicants is subject to disciplinary action. This We’re Nationwide! Call Now: employment without regard to race, A PLACE MOM hasathelped overposition, 1‑888‑416‑2330. is anFOR 11‑month 100% color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, a million families M‑F find senior living. working 8:00am‑5:00pm. DONATE YOUR CAR, BOAT gender identity, national origin, Our trusted, find quarter OR RV to receive a major tax Furloughlocalis advisors taken help during disability status, protected veteran solutions to your unique needs at no breaks and summer months. Student deduction. Help homeless pets. status, or any other characteristic cost to you. Call 855‑741‑7459 Health is closed between Christmas Recognized. CALLINGLocal, ALL IRS friends of RogerTop Value protected by law. For primary and New Year’s Day holidays. $23.89 Runjavac!Guaranteed. Free Estimate and PHYSICAL consideration apply THERAPY by 3/22/20, HOLISTIC HEALTH ‑ $26.79/hourly. The UniversitySend of himPickup. LAPETSALIVE.ORG a birthday greeting at thereafter open until filled. Apply California is an Equal Opportunity/ 1‑833‑772‑2632 (Cal‑SCAN) OFFICE MANAGER happybdayroger@yahoo.com online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job Affirmative Action Employer, and DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT HEALTHHerbal Health‑care Happy Birthday, Pops! #20200093 all treatments qualified applicants will receive LUXURY CARS Under general supervision and Herbal for weight‑loss, DID YOU KNOW 7 in 10 Americans or consideration for employment guidance of the Physical Therapy heart conditions, inflammation 1158 Million U.S. Adults read content Porsche without regard to race, color, religion, WANTED! OLD supervisor at UCSB Student Health, & pain, blood sugar conditions, from newspaper media each week? sex, liver sexual orientation, the Physical Therapy Office Manager digestion, detox. Naturopath, gender 356/911/912 for restoration by Discoverhobbyist the Power1948‑1973 of NewspaperOnly. Any identity, national origin, disability acts with a high level of independent Ayurveda Herbalist, KhabirSouthwick, For a freetop brochure call PLEASE status, protected veteran status,Advertising. or condition, $ paid! judgement in the establishment, 805‑308‑3480, www.KSouthwick. STAFF RESEARCH 916‑288‑6011 or email cecelia@cnpa. implementation and management com any other characteristic protected by LEAVE MESSAGE 1‑707‑339‑5994. com (Cal‑SCAN) ASSOCIATE of the administrative operations law. For primary consideration apply Email: porscherestoration@yahoo. COMPUTER by 3/28/21, thereafter open until DID YOU that newspapers comKNOW (Cal‑SCAN) for the SCIENCE Physical Therapy Services MASSAGE (LICENSED) Responsible serve an engaged audience and that section of for UCSBdeveloping Student the Health. filled. Apply online at https://jobs. experimental platformsfront ucsb.edu Job # 16251 79% still read a print newspaper? The Officeprototypes Manager:andProvides for blockchain‑based database systems. DEEP TISSUE QUEEN Newspapers need to be in your mix! The blockchain‑based database Expert in Deep Tissue, 20 yrs exp. Discover the Power of Newspaper systems will also require the building Work w/chronic pain, stress & injuries. Advertising. For more info email of a scalable distributed caching layer 1st time Client $50/hr. Gift Cert cecelia@cnpa.com or call (916) in the cloud computing substrate. available, Outcall. Laurie Proia, LMT 288‑6011. (Cal‑SCAN) Responsible for the implementation 886‑8792 DIRECTV NOW. No Satellite Needed. and integration of such a distributed $40/month. 65 Channels. Stream caching layer developed in the WELLNESS Breaking News, Live Events, Sports laboratory. Supervises the algorithmic research work of the two new doctoral ATTENTION: OXYGEN Users! Gain & On Demand Titles. No Annual students in the laboratory; in particular freedom with a Portable Oxygen Contract. No Commitment. CALL bringing them up‑to‑speed with both Concentrator! No more heavy tanks 1‑866‑825‑6523 the permissioned and permission‑less and refills! Guaranteed Lowest Prices! DISABLED AND unable to work? blockchain technologies. Assists the Call the Oxygen Concentrator Store: Bills beginning to pile up? Call Citizens Disability! We can help you Faculty co‑Directors in the development 1‑844‑653‑7402 (Cal‑SCAN) of research funding proposals. VIAGRA 100MG, CIALIS 20mg. 100 get the benefits you deserve. Call 800‑804‑5883 Today! Will lead a team of undergraduate tabs $99 includes FREE SHIPPING. and graduate students to provide 1‑888‑836‑0780 (Cal‑SCAN) DISCOUNT AIR TRAVEL. Call Flight engineering programming and Services for best pricing on domestic system support for the investigation WANT TO get your brain mapped & international flights inside and of blockchain infrastructure that span for free? from the US. Serving United, Delta, public and private cloud computing American & Southwest airlines. Call infrastructure. Duties include software Nutritional scientists at Nutrient for free quote now! Have travel dates design, development, testing, and (a Reno‑based food company), ready! 855‑638‑3462 empirical evaluation of the system. in collaboration with the team at Work includes repetitive, specialized Neurofield Neurotherapy Inc, are ONLY THE Highest quality CBD experimental procedures in database recruiting 10 adults to participate in products from AceWellness! We systems, distributed algorithms, a 1‑day research study. The purpose guarantee highest quality, most transaction processing, concurrency of the study is to measure changes competitive pricing on CBD products. control, and cloud computing. Reqs: in brain activity as measured by the Softgels, Oils, Skincare, Vape & Bachelor of Science in Computer Neurofield qEEG (non‑invasive brain more. Coupon Code: PRINT20 and Systems Engineering and/or mapping device) after consuming a 1‑855‑681‑3113 equivalent education and experience. brain‑targeted Nutrient shake. ORLANDO + Daytona Beach Florida Advanced software development Vacation! Enjoy 7 Days and 6 Nights experience. Large scale software The study takes place at the with Hertz, Enterprise or Alamo Car infrastructure configuration and Neurofield office (1836 State St). 2 Rental Included ‑ Only $298.00. 12 management. Distributed systems EEGs (plus analysis), the BrainShake months to use 1‑866‑903‑7520. deployment, testing, experimentation, are provided free of charge. There is (24/7) (Cal‑SCAN) and empirical evaluation. Note: no financial compensation. Criminal history background check To learn more and apply, please visit SAVE BIG on HOME INSURANCE! required. Position currently funded this link: https://nutrientlife.com/ Compare 20 A‑rated insurances companies. Get a quote within through 09/30/2021. Continuation pages/nutrient‑neurofield‑study minutes. Average savings of $444/

WELL BEING


| | INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS PHONE 965-5205 E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M | | INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS PHONE 965-5205 E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M

MARKET PLACE ANNOUNCEMENTS 4G LTE Home Internet Now Available! Get GotW3 with lightning fast speeds plus take your service with you when you travel! As low as $109.99/mo! 1‑888‑519‑0171 (AAN CAN) AT&T INTERNET. Starting at $40/month w/12‑mo agmt. 1 TB of data/mo. Ask how to bundle & SAVE! Geo & svc restrictions apply. 1‑888‑796‑8850 BECOME A Published Author. We want to Read Your Book! Dorrance Publishing‑Trusted by Authors Since 1920 Book manuscript submissions currently being reviewed. Comprehensive Services: Consultation, Production, Promotion and Distribution. Call for Your Free Author`s Guide 1‑877‑538‑9554 or visit http:// dorranceinfo.com/Cali (Cal‑SCAN) BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! We edit, print and distribute your work internationally. We do the work… You reap the Rewards! Call for a FREE Author’s Submission Kit: 844‑511‑1836. (AAN CAN) DIRECTV ‑ Every live football game, every Sunday ‑ anywhere ‑ on your favorite device. Restrictions apply. Call IVS ‑ 1‑888‑641‑5762. (Cal‑SCAN) DIRECTV NOW. No Satellite Needed. $40/month. 65 Channels. Stream Breaking News, Live Events, Sports & On Demand Titles. No Annual Contract. No Commitment. CALL 1‑866‑825‑6523 DISH TV $64.99 For 190 Channels + $14.95 High Speed Internet. Free Installation, Smart HD DVR Included, Free Voice Remote. Some restrictions apply. Promo Expires 7/21/21. 1‑855‑380‑2501 DO YOU owe over $10,000 to the IRS or State in back taxes? Our firm works to reduce the tax bill or zero it out completely FAST. Let us help! Call 855‑955‑0702. (Hours: Mon‑Fri 7am‑5pm PST) DONATE YOUR CAR TO KIDS Fast Free Pickup – Running or Not ‑ 24 Hour Response ‑ Maximum Tax Donation – Help Find Missing Kids! Call 1‑888‑491‑1453. (CalSCAN) DONATE YOUR CAR TO KIDS. Your donation helps fund the search for missing children. Accepting Trucks, Motorcycles & RV’s , too! Fast Free Pickup – Running or Not ‑ 24 Hour Response ‑ Maximum Tax Donation – Call 877‑266‑0681 (AAN CAN) ELIMINATE GUTTER cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced

debris‑blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. Call 1‑855‑424‑7581 (Cal‑SCAN) GENERAC GENERATORS. Weather is increasingly unpredictable. Be prepared for power outages. Free 7‑yr ext warranty. Schedule free in‑home assessment 1‑844‑334‑8353. Special financing if qualified. HEARING AIDS! Bogo free! High‑quality rechargeable Nano hearing aids priced 90% less than competitors. Nearly invisible! 45‑day money back guarantee! 833‑669‑5806 HUGHESNET SATELLITE Internet – Finally, no hard data limits! Call Today for speeds up to 25mbps as low as $59.99/mo! $75 gift card, terms apply. 1‑844‑416‑7147 (AAN CAN) HUGHESNET SATELLITE Internet – Finally, no hard data limits! Call Today for speeds up to 25mbps as low as $59.99/mo! $75 gift card, terms apply. 1‑844‑863‑4478 INVENTORS ‑ FREE INFORMATION PACKAGE. Have your product idea developed affordably by the Research & Development pros and presented to manufacturers. Call 1‑844‑752‑8272 for a Free Idea Starter Guide. Submit your idea for a free consultation. (Cal‑SCAN) LIFE ALERT. One press of a button sends help FAST, 24/7! At home and on the go. Mobile Pendant with GPS. FREE First Aid Kit (with subscription.) CALL 833‑518‑ 1049 FREE Brochure. (Cal‑SCAN) NEW AUTHORS WANTED! Page Publishing will help you self‑publish your own book. FREE author submission kit! Limited offer! Why wait? Call now: 866‑951‑7214 SAVE BIG on HOME INSURANCE! Compare 20 A‑rated insurances companies. Get a quote within minutes. Average savings of $444/year! Call 1‑844‑410‑9609! (M‑F 8am‑8pm Central) (Cal‑SCAN) STILL PAYING too much for your MEDICATION? Save up to 90% on RX refill! Order today and receive free shipping on 1st order ‑ prescription required. Call 1‑855‑750‑1612 (AAN CAN) THE DIFFERENCE in winning and losing market share is how businesses use their advertising dollars. We deliver the largest consortium of trusted news publishers in California and beyond. For more info on multi‑market solutions call Cecelia @

(916) 288‑6011 or cecelia@cnpa.com THE DIFFERENCE in winning and losing market share is how businesses use their advertising dollars. Mark Twain said, “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising”. So why spend your hardearned dollars on social media where you already have an audience? For more info call Cecelia @ (916) 288‑6011 or cecelia@cnpa.com THE DIFFERENCE in winning and losing market share is how businesses use their advertising dollars. CNPA’s Advertising Services’ power to connect to nearly 13 million of the state’s readers who are an engaged audience, makes our services an indispensable marketing solution. For more info call Cecelia @ (916) 288‑6011 or cecelia@cnpa.com THE DIFFERENCE in winning and losing an election is how campaign dollars are spent. Get the best ROI by using our deep relationships in every community in California. Our on‑the‑ground knowledge is indispensable to campaigns that want results. For more info on multi‑market ethnic and non‑ethnic solutions call Cecelia @ (916) 288‑6011 or cecelia@ cnpa.com THE GENERAC PWRcell solar plus battery storage system. Save money, reduce reliance on grid, prepare for outages & power your home. Full installation services. $0 down financing option. Request free no obligation quote. 1‑855‑270‑3785 THINKING ABOUT installing a new shower? American Standard makes it easy. Free design consult.1‑888‑674‑3005 today to see how to save $1,000 on installation or visit www.newshowerdeal.com/display

WANT TO BUY WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

REAL ESTATE MONEY TO LOAN RETIRED COUPLE $$$$ for business purpose Real Estate loans. Credit unimportant. V.I.P. Trust Deed Company www.viploan.com Call 1‑818‑248‑0000. Broker‑principal DRE 01041073. No consumer loans. (Cal‑ SCAN)

RENTAL PROPERTIES APARTMENTS & CONDOS FOR RENT $1320 1BD Corner of Hope & San Remo‑N State St‑Barbara Apts Quiet NP 687‑0610

Tide Guide Day Thu 18

High

Low

High

Low

12:45 am 4.4

7:48 am 0.9

2:03 pm 2.8

6:26 pm 2.1

4:18 pm 2.5

6:15 pm 2.5

10:25 pm 3.0

Fri 19

1:19 am 4.3

9:00 am 0.9

Sat 20

2:08 am 4.1

10:35 am 0.9

Sun 21

3:25 am 4.1

12:00 pm 0.6

8:56 pm 3.1

Mon 22

4:55 am 4.2

2BDS $1740+ & 3BD flat or townhouses $2490. Near UCSB, shops, park, beach, theater, golf. Sesame Tree Apts 6930 Whittier Dr. Hector 968‑2549

High

12:55 pm 0.2

8:30 pm 3.3

Tue 23

12:13 am 2.8

6:06 am 4.5

1:35 pm -0.1

8:40 pm 3.5

Wed 24

1:05 am 2.5

7:00 am 4.9

2:09 pm -0.4

8:57 pm 3.7

Thu 25

1:47 am 2.0

7:47 am 5.2

2:41 pm -0.6

9:17 pm 4.0

13 D

1BD NEAR Cottage Hospital. 519 W Alamar. Set among beautiful oak trees across the street from Oak Park. NP. $1320. Call Cristina 687‑0915 1BD NEAR SBCC & beach @ Carla Apts NP. 530 W Cota $1320 Rosa 965‑3200

Sunrise 6:59 Sunset 7:12

21 H

28 D

4 source: tides.net

crosswordpuzzle

tt By Ma

Jones

“Goodbye, Mr. Trebek” -- a retrospective.

STUDIOS $1320+ & 1BDs $1440+ in beautiful garden setting! Pool, lndry & off‑street parking at Michelle Apartments. 340 Rutherford St. NP. Call Erin 967‑6614

MUSIC MUSIC LESSONS

WONDERFUL TEACHER

WELL BEING

Enjoy Piano, Voice or Harp Lessons. Exciting new approach to a full musical experience. Read, memorize, compose or improvise any music w/ ease. Vocal audition prep. $52/hr. 1st lesson 50% off!! Christine Holvick, BM, MM, 30 yrs exp sbHarpist.com Call 969‑6698

WELLNESS

NOW PLAYING

ATTENTION: OXYGEN Users! Gain freedom with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator! No more heavy tanks and refills! Guaranteed Lowest Prices! Call the Oxygen Concentrator Store: 1‑844‑653‑7402 (Cal‑SCAN)

HARPIST VIRTUOSO

FOR ALL EVENTS. Weddings, Concerts, Parties, Churches, Recording Studios. Classical, pop, folk, jazz...Christine Holvick, BM, MM www.sbHarpist.com 969‑6698

55 Honey Graham ___ (cereal brand) 1 Make like a cricket’s legs 58 Go in 59 Canadian series 4 Talk like Cindy Brady hosted by Trebek from 8 Georgia senator-elect Jon 1976-1980, featuring 14 H in Greek professional skaters 15 Peruvian ancestor alongside B-list celebs 16 Flat, geometrically 63 “Aw, heck!” 17 Canadian equivalent of 64 Roll in mud “American Bandstand” hosted by Alex Trebek in 65 Emmy-winning game show hosted by Trebek starting 1963-64 in 1984 19 ___-weensie 67 Genetic variant 20 Biblical boats 21 1976 trivia show (not the 68 Tennis player Kournikova Nickelodeon kids’ show) 69 Abbr. on remotes 70 Prepped for serving hosted by Trebek 71 “It’s for the ___” 23 Bent down 72 Ethyl or methyl ending 25 Place to order a round 26 Kilmer of “MacGruber” 27 Aromatic compounds 1 New version of an old film 29 Reykjavik’s country 2 Reversals on the road 33 Aloe vera yield 3 Vessel for thematic gifts 34 Had some haggis 35 Some Spanish titles, for 4 Permit to drive (abbr.) 5 How most TV is broadcast short these days 36 Dallas cager, informally 6 2020 CGI movie that 39 1981 game show (not featured the origin story of the classic Atari game) a cartoon canine hosted by Trebek 42 Armani competitor, briefly 7 ___ New Guinea 8 German car name 43 “’Tis a shame” 9 Something a vest lacks 45 Part of TGIF 10 Casual footwear 46 Meme response 11 Not paid by the hour 48 Harden, in a way 12 Not rainy 50 “Battleship Potemkin” 13 Duty-___ shop locale 18 “Survivor” locales 54 “Star Wars” character 22 Water filter brand Solo

Across

Down

INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 18, 2021 2021 MARCH

24 Golfing hazard 28 Smarten (up) 30 String quartet instrument 31 “Cherry Wine” rapper 32 High-speed internet initials 34 “Sing the Sorrow” band 36 ___ and cheese 37 Start for carte or king 38 Wagnerian opera setting 40 Test the fit of 41 Major vein 44 Blood-red 47 ___ hand (give help) 49 Shoe padding 51 “Feed a cold, ___ a fever” 52 Forward, as mail 53 Sock pattern 56 Burqini headpiece 57 Segment of a play 59 Trade 60 Like some tales 61 Due 62 Seemingly forever 66 Butter square ©2021 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@jonesincrosswords.com) For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #1023

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION:

THE INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT THE

35 35


INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS

|

PHONE 965-5205

|

E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M

LEGALS LEGAL NOTICESTO PLACE EMAIL NOTICE TO LEGALS@ INDEPENDENT.COM ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BETSY L. O’GRADY Case No.: 21PR00071 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of BETSY L. O’GRADY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: SHAWN W. O’GRADY in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: SHAWN W. O’GRADY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will

be held in this court as follows: 03/25/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: Five SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Marilyn D. Anticouni;1234 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 882‑9255. Published Mar 4, 11, 18 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PATRICIA ANN KANDLER HILES

SERVICE DIRECTORY BUILDING/ CONSTRUCTION SERVICES BATHROOM RENOVATIONS. EASY, ONE DAY updates! We specialize in safe bathing. Beautiful new walk‑in showers with no slip flooring. Also, grab bars and seated showers available. Call for a free in‑home consultation: 844‑242‑1100. (AAN CAN) THINKING ABOUT installing a new shower? American Standard makes it easy. FREE design consultation. Enjoy your shower again! Call 1‑866‑945‑3038 today to see how you can save $1,000 on installation. (Cal‑SCAN)

FINANCIAL SERVICES ARE YOU BEHIND $10k OR MORE ON YOUR TAXES? Stop wage & bank levies, liens & audits, unfiled tax returns, payroll issues, & resolve tax debt FAST. Call 855‑970‑2032. (Cal‑SCAN) AUTO INSURANCE STARTING AT $49/ MONTH! Call for your fee rate comparison to see how much you can save! Call: 855‑569‑1909. (AAN CAN)

HOME SERVICES DISH TV $64.99 For 190 Channels + $14.95 High Speed Internet. Free Installation, Smart HD DVR Included, Free Voice Remote. Some restrictions apply. Promo Expires 7/21/21.1‑833‑872‑2545 ELIMINATE GUTTER cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced debris‑blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. Call 1‑855‑995‑2490 LIFE ALERT. One press of a button sends help fast, 24/7! At home & on the go. Mobile Pendant w/GPS. Free first aid kit with subscription. 877‑537‑8817 free brochure.

36

WATER DAMAGE to Your Home? Call for a quote for professional cleanup & maintain the value of your home! Set an appt today! Call 855‑401‑7069 (Cal‑SCAN)

MEDICAL SERVICES ATTENTION DIABETICS! Save money on your diabetic supplies! Convenient home shipping for monitors, test strips, insulin pumps, catheters and more! To learn more, call now! 1‑855‑702‑3408. (Cal‑SCAN) ATTENTION OXYGEN THERAPY USERS! Inogen One G4 is capable of full 24/7 oxygen delivery. Only 2.8 pounds. FREE information kit. Call 877‑929‑9587 ATTENTION:VIAGRA and CIALIS USERS! A cheaper alternative to high drugstore prices! 50 Pill Special ‑ $99 + FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. CALL NOW: 888‑531‑1192 (AAN CAN) DENTAL INSURANCE ‑ Physicians Mutual Insurance Company. Covers 350 procedures. Real insurance ‑ not a discount plan. Get your free dental info kit! 1‑888‑623‑3036 www.dental50plus.com/58 #6258 HEARING AIDS!! Buy one/get one FREE! High‑quality rechargeable Nano hearing aids priced 90% less than competitors. Nearly invisible! 45‑day money back guarantee! 1‑833‑585‑1117 (AAN CAN) VIAGRA AND CIALIS USERS! 50 Generic Pills SPECIAL $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. 24/7 CALL NOW! 888‑445‑5928 Hablamos Espanol

PERSONAL SERVICES

55 Yrs or Older?

Need Help At Home? Call REAL HELP because this Non‑profit matches workers to your needs. 965‑1531

REPAIR SERVICES SANDERSAMPS.COM. Guitar and Amplifier repair. Vintage gear a specialty. 805‑220‑8127.

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

Case No.: 21PR00072 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of PATRICIA ANN KANDLER HILES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MARILYN D. ANTICOUNI in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: MARILYN D. ANTICOUNI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/25/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: FIVE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Marilyn D. Anticouni;1234 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑9255. Published Mar 4, 11, 18 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT H. GLOGOW Case No.: 21PR00092 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROBERT H. GLOGOW, ROBERT HEYWOOD GLOGOW A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: GINA N. NARGIE & SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: STEPHEN T. FRANK, ESQ. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION The petition requests the decedent’s will and

INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Held Electronically and Telephonically) Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6 pm NOTICE OF SPECIAL PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING TO REVIEW THE REVISED DRAFT HISTORIC RESOURCES ORDINANCE PROVISIONS Case No. 16-092 (Held Electronically and Telephonically) ATTENTION: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Special Planning Commission Meeting to be held on March 29, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. City Planning Commissioners will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review the revised Historic Preservation regulations proposed to be adopted as Chapter 17.33 and associated amendments to Titles 2 (Administration and Personnel), 12 (Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places), and 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code. Proposed Cultural Resource provisions will not be discussed on March 29, 2021. On December 14, 2020, the Planning Commission commenced reviewed of historic preservation regulations, eligibility standards and designation list, and continued the review for additional revisions. Eventually, the Planning Commission will be asked to provide a recommendation to the City Council on the proposed regulations, eligibility standards, and designation list. The City Council will be the decisionmaker on the adoption of the regulations regarding Historic and Cultural Resources. The date of future Planning Commission and Council meetings are unknown and notice of those hearings will be provided at a later date. The Planning Commission agenda for the public hearing will be posted on the City website (www.cityofgoleta. org) at least 72 hours prior to the Planning Commission special meeting. The agenda will have instructions regarding how to participate in the public hearing. The date, time, and location of the Planning Commission public hearing is set forth as follows: HEARING DATE AND TIME:

Monday March 29, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Given the local, state, and national state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconferenced meeting with detailed instructions for participation included on the posted agenda.

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION: The Historic Preservation Ordinance would apply citywide, including all areas of the City within the Coastal Zone. At the meeting of March 29, 2021, the Planning Commission will provide input on:1) the addition of Chapter 17.33 to the Goleta Municipal Code establishing a historic property designation process and designation categories, eligibility criteria, review process, financial incentives for maintenance/upkeep of historic resources, etc.; 2) the revised Eligibility List; 3) the addition of Chapter 2.14 of the Municipal Code regarding the Historic Preservation Commission; 4) the addition to Chapter 12.13 of the Municipal Code to include failure to maintain a Historic Resources as public nuisance; and 5) modifications to various provisions in Title 17 of the Goleta Municipal Code including but not limited to demolition process, Review Authority Responsibilities, definitions etc. resulting from the inclusion of the Historic Resource provisions. A copy of the draft provisions will be available at: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/ projects-programs/historic-preservation Environmental Review: Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21083.3 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15183, projects that are consistent with the development density of existing zoning, community plan, or General Plan policies for which an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was certified shall be exempt from additional CEQA analysis except as may be necessary to determine whether there are project-specific significant effects that are peculiar to the project or site that would otherwise require additional CEQA review. There is no new substantial information indicating that the impacts of the project will be more severe than described in the General Plan EIR when the Visual and Historic Resources Element was adopted and there are no cumulative or off-site impacts from the proposed project that were not addressed in the General Plan EIR. As such, the Ordinance is exempt from further CEQA review. In addition, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) and §15378(b)(5), the proposed Ordinance does not qualify as a “project” for the purposes of CEQA because the Ordinance does not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. The amendments proposed do not, by themselves, have the potential to cause a significant effect on the environment. Any subsequent development project will be separately examined in accordance with CEQA. As such, the proposed Ordinance is exempt from CEQA review. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to view the meeting and to provide written and/ or oral comments. All letters/comments should be addressed to City Clerk cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received by City Clerk on or before the date of the hearing or can be submitted at the hearing. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above via email to cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by other electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit a comment or to call in during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendasand-videos FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at the City Clerk’s office, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or can be obtained by calling Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk (805) 961-7505. For specific questions regarding the Historic and Cultural Resource Ordinance, contact Current Planning Manager Lisa Prasse at (805) 961-7542 or lprasse@cityofgoleta.org. NOTE: If you challenge the nature of the above action in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code Section 69009[b][2]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, March 18, 2021


INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS

|

PHONE 965-5205

|

E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M

LEGALS codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 04/08/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: James P. Griffith;Howell Moore & Gough LLP, 812 Presidio Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 962‑0524 x6. Published Mar 18, 25. Apr 1 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LARNER VINEYARD & WINERY, LARNER VINEYARD, LARNER WINERY, LARNER WINE COMPANY, EARTHFLUENCE at 955 Ballard Canyon Road Solvang, CA 93463; Stevan Larner, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000484. Feb 25. Mar 4, 11, 18 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CORRIGAN AND COMPANY at 32 E. Sola Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Protective Financial & Insurance Services (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000440. Feb 25. Mar 4, 11, 18 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASK COACHING, ANGIE SWANSON‑KYRIACO COACHING, ASK LIFE COACHING at 47 Dearborn Place, #19 Goleta, CA 93117; Angela B Swanson‑Kyriaco (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000189. Feb 25. Mar 4, 11, 18 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: BURKE CONSTRUCTION ADVISORS at 4141 State St., Suite C 4 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Burke Advisors, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000544. Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HUNNYFLY WELLNESS at 103 West Walnut Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436; Martena Rachel Wilson 127 N J St. Lompoc, CA 93436 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, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000218. Feb 25. Mar 4, 11, 18 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AMERICAN RIVIERA POOLS at 5651 Ekwill St. #103 Goleta, CA 93117; American Riviera Pools (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000589. Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HUNNYFLY YOGA STUDIOS at 103 West Walnut Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436; Vihal S Yadav 127 N J St. Lompoc, CA 93436 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, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000220. Feb 25. Mar 4, 11, 18 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: AUGIE’S at 700 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 700 Statae, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 1, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000551. Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DIERBERG VINEYARDS, STAR LANE VINEYARDS, THREE SAINTS at 2121 Alisos Rd Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Star Lane & Dierberg Vineyards (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000468. Feb 25. Mar 4, 11, 18 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: B IS FOR BOOKKEEPIN at 250 W Constance Ave, Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Bonnie A Keinath (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000591.Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA CLEAN, SB CLEANING COMPANY at 2939 De La Vina St, Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Santa Barbara Cleaning Company (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000338. Feb 25. Mar 4, 11, 19 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE SANTA BARBARA CANDLE MAN at 1503 Clifton Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Dane M Angus (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000504. Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: 2735 DE LA VINA LLC at 2735 D La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; 2735 De La Vina LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000535. Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SOUL CENTERED GROWTH at 30 West Mission Street #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marilyn J Owen (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000444.Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTENNIAL BEER HALL at 5871 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Batdorf Beverageworks Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000596.Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: BLUE WHALE, BBDESIGN+ BETTINA BLEY DESIGN+BETTINA BLEY at 133 E De La Guerra St #255 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Blue Whale (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000519.Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021.

NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA ESPECIAL  DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANEAMIENTO (Electrónicamente y por teléfono) 29 de marzo, 2021 a las 6:00 P.M. NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA ESPECIAL DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANEAMIENTO PARA REVISAR EL BORRADOR ACTUALIZADO DE LAS PROVISIONES DE LA ORDENANZA DE RECURSOS HISTÓRICOS Caso No. 16-092 (A realizarse electrónicamente y por teléfono) ATENCIÓN: conforme con la Orden Ejecutiva N-29-20 del Gobernador con fecha del 17 de marzo, 2020 que autoriza a las jurisdicciones locales sujetas a la Ley Brown a realizar reuniones electrónicas o por teléfono en respuesta a la pandemia COVID-19, la reunión especial de la Comisión de Planeamiento del 29 de marzo de 2021 se realizará por teléfono y electrónicamente. Se transmitirá en vivo en la página web de la Ciudad y en el Canal 19 del Cable de Goleta. Las Cámaras del Consejo no estarán abiertas al público durante la reunión. Los Comisionados de Planeamiento de la Ciudad participarán telefónicamente y no estarán presentes físicamente en las Cámaras del Consejo. POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que la Comisión de Planeamiento de Goleta realizará una audiencia pública para revisar las regulaciones actualizadas propuestas de Preservación Histórica para ser adoptadas como el Capítulo 17.33 y enmiendas asociadas con los Títulos 2 (Administración y Personal), 12 (Calles, Aceras y Espacios Públicos) y 17 (Zonificación) del Código Municipal de Goleta. No se discutirán las provisiones propuestas a los Recursos Culturales el 29 de marzo, 2021. El 14 de diciembre, 2020 la Comisión de Planeamiento comenzó la revisión de las regulaciones de preservación histórica, los estándares de elegibilidad y la lista de designación y continuó la revisión para actualizaciones adicionales. Eventualmente, se le pedirá a la Comisión de Planeamiento que ofrezca recomendaciones al Consejo de la Ciudad sobre las regulaciones propuestas, los estándares de elegibilidad y la lista de designación. El Consejo de la Ciudad tomará la decisión sobre la adopción de regulaciones sobre los Recursos Históricos y Culturales. La fecha de las reuniones futuras de la Comisión de Planeamiento y el Consejo no se conocen y las notificaciones de esas audiencias se proveerán en una fecha posterior. La agenda de la audiencia pública de la Comisión de Planeamiento se publicará en la página web de la Ciudad (www.cityofgoleta.org) por lo menos 72 horas antes de la reunión especial de la Comisión de Planeamiento. La agenda tendrá instrucciones sobre cómo participar en la audiencia pública. La fecha, hora y ubicación de la audiencia pública de la Comisión de Planeamiento son según de describe a continuación: FECHA Y HORA DE LA AUDIENCIA: Lunes, 29 de marzo, 6:00 P.M. LUGAR:

Dado el estado de emergencia local, estatal y nacional, esta reunión será una reunión de teleconferencia con instrucciones detalladas para la participación incluidas en el orden del día publicado

UBICACIÓN Y DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO: la Ordenanza de Preservación Histórica se aplicaría en toda la ciudad, incluyendo todas las áreas de la Ciudad dentro de la Zona Costera. En la reunión del 29 de marzo, 2021, la Comisión de Planeamiento ofrecerá su opinión sobre: 1) la adición del Capítulo 17.33 al Código Municipal de Goleta estableciendo un proceso de designación de propiedad histórica y categorías de designación, criterios de elegibilidad, proceso de revisión, incentivos financieros para el mantenimiento/cuidado de recursos históricos, etc., 2) la Lista de Elegibilidad actualizada; 3) la adición al Capítulo 2.14 del Código Municipal sobre la Comisión de Preservación Histórica; 4) la adición del Capítulo 12.13 del Código Municipal para incluir la falta de mantenimiento de Recursos Históricos como una molestia pública y 5) modificaciones a varias provisiones en el Título 17 del Código Municipal de Goleta, incluyendo pero no limitado al proceso de demolición, Responsabilidades de la Autoridad de Revisión, definiciones, etc. que resultan de la inclusión de las provisiones de Recursos Históricos. Habrá una copia disponible del borrador de provisiones en: https://www.cityofgoleta. org/projects-programs/historic-preservation REVISIÓN AMBIENTAL: conforme con la Sección 21083.3 del Código de Recursos Públicos y la Sección de Normas 15183 de la Ley de Calidad Medioambiental de California (CEQA por sus siglas en inglés), los proyectos que son consistentes con la densidad de desarrollo de la zonificación existente, el plan de la comunidad o las reglas del Plan General por las cuales se certificó un Reporte de Impacto Medioambiental (EIR por sus siglas en inglés) deben estar exentos de un análisis adicional de la CEQA, excepto si fuera necesario para determinar si hay efectos significativos específicos del proyecto que son peculiares al proyecto o lugar que de otro modo requiera una revisión adicional de la CEQA. No hay información sustancial nueva que indique que los impactos del proyecto vayan a ser más severos que lo descrito en el EIR del Plan General cuando se adoptó el Elemento de los Recursos Visuales e Históricos y no hay impactos acumulativos o impactos fuera del proyecto propuesto que no se abordaran en el EIR del Plan General. Por definición la Ordenanza está exenta de una revisión adicional de la CEQA. Además, conforme con las Normas §15061(b)(3) y §15378(b)(5) de la CEQA, la Ordenanza propuesta no califica como un “proyecto” para los propósitos de la CEQA porque la Ordenanza no resulta en cambios físicos directos o indirectos en el medio ambiente. Las enmiendas propuestas no tienen, por sí mismas, el potencial de causar un efecto significativo en el medio ambiente. Cualquier proyecto posterior de desarrollo se examinará de forma separada conforme con la CEQA. Por definición, la Ordenanza propuesta está exenta de una revisión de la CEQA. COMENTARIO DEL PÚBLICO: se anima a todas las personas interesadas a que participen en la reunión y ofrezcan comentarios escritos y/u orales. Todas las cartas/comentarios deben dirigirse a la Secretaria Municipal en cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org. Las cartas deben ser recibidas por la Secretaria Municipal en o antes de la fecha de la audiencia o entregadas durante la audiencia. CONSIDERANDO LA NECESIDAD DE LA CIUDAD DE REALIZAR LAS REUNIONES PÚBLICAS EN INTERNET O POR TELÉFONO DURANTE LA PANDEMIA DE COVID-19, los comentarios escritos también pueden ser presentados por correo electrónico como se indica arriba en cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org o por otros medios electrónicos durante la Audiencia Pública (fecha y hora indicados arriba) siempre y cuando se reciban antes de la finalización de la porción del comentario del público de la Audiencia Pública. Habrá instrucciones disponibles sobre cómo entregar comentarios o llamar durante la audiencia en la página web de la Ciudad: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN: hay información adicional en un expediente en la oficina de la Secretaria Municipal, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 o puede obtenerse llamando a Deborah S. López, Secretaria Municipal al (805) 961-7505. Para preguntas específicas sobre la Ordenanza sobre Recursos Históricos y Culturales, póngase en contacto con la Gerente de Planeamiento Actual Lisa Prasse llamando al (805) 9617542 o en lprasse@cityofgoleta.org NOTA: si usted denuncia la naturaleza de la acción descrita arriba en los tribunales, usted podría estar limitado solamente a aquellos asuntos que usted o alguna otra persona mencionaran en la audiencia pública descrita en esta notificación o en la correspondencia escrita entregada a la Ciudad en la fecha de o con anterioridad a la audiencia pública (Sección del Código de Gobierno 69009[b][2]) . Nota: conforme con la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, si necesita asistencia para participar en esta audiencia, por favor llame a la Oficina de la Secretaria Municipal al (805) 961-7505. Una notificación por lo menos 72 horas antes de la audiencia permitirá al personal de la Ciudad hacer arreglos razonables. Fecha de publicación: Santa Barbara Independent, 18 de marzo, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 18, 2021 2021 MARCH

THE INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT THE

37 37


INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS

|

PHONE 965-5205

|

E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M

LEGALS NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE RECTANGULAR RAPID FLASHING BEACON (RRFB) IMPROVEMENTS AT SCHOOL CROSSWALKS PROJECT NO. 9088 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., April 15, 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 and equipment necessary to construct and deliver a finished Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Improvements at School Crosswalks Project No. 9088. Work includes installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, and associated improvements including paving, sidewalk, curb, gutter, ADA access ramps, signage, striping, and pavement markings per the project plans and specifications at three intersections within the City of Goleta, CA. The contract period is Twenty (20) Working Days for the Base Bid, an additional Ten (10) Working Days for Bid Alternate “A”, and an additional Ten (10) Working Days for Bid Alternate “B”. 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 RRFB IMPROVEMENTS AT SCHOOL CROSSWALKS (PROJECT NO. 9088).” 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. 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) 961-7505 or register on the CITY’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). For information relating to the details of this Project and bidding requirements contact Michael Winnewisser in writing at mwinnewisser@cityofgoleta.org. CITY OF GOLETA _____________________________ Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk Published: Santa Barbara Independent: March 18, 2021 and April 1, 2021 38

THE INDEPENDENT

MARCH 18, 2021

INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: SKINNY SUZIE FOODS at 21 Camino De Vida, Unit 130 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Suzanne Bozic (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000600.Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SPA at 4 W Calle Laureles Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Shelby M Rowe 4589 Camino Molinero Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Married Couple County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 1, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000553. Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOWLINE MEDIA at 349 Northgate Dr, Apt C Goleta, CA 93117; Gareth Kelly (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 10, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000654. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: 50 ACRE RANCH WINES, 50 ESTATE RANCH WINES, ABSTRACTION WINES, ALL TUA WINES, ALLA TUA SALUTE WINES, BARN NO WINES, BAUHOUSE WINES, BUTCHER SHOP WINES, C CELLARS, D’OLIVO VINOS, FIRE & OAK CELLARS, HARVEST STONE WINES, HERMOSO SUENO WINES, HIDDEN TRIAL VINEYARDS, NICE PAIR WINES, PARA SU SALUD WINES, PROMINENCE, SERPENTINE WINES, STEAKHOUSE 55 WINES, TAVOLA RUSTICA WINES, TECHNIQUE WINES, TROMPEUR VINEYARDS, VEVERE E AMARE WINES, VINE TIE VINEYARDS at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Terravant Wine Company, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000719. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FAERON COMMUNICATION at 660 Tabor Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jacqueline J Oliveira (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000611. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FAMILY GANG MERCH at 317 Arden Rd. Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Alexis D Flores (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000685. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: STOUT & KAUFMAN, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION at 5951 Encina Road, Ste. 208 Goleta, CA 93117; Stout & Kaufman, A Professional Law Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000688. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CURRENT CELLARS at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Terravant Wine Company, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. John Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000715. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE A P P L I C AT I O N OF DANE CHRISTOPHER HOLROYD ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV03496 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: DANE CHRISTOPHER HOLROYD TO: DANE CHRISTOPHER DEL DEO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Jan 11, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 3, 2020. by Colleen K.Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SHIVAUN KANE DURAN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV00564 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: SHIVAUN KANE DURAN TO: SIOBHAN KANE DURAN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days

before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Apr 13, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 3, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 2, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CESAR CAUDILLO LIZAMA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV00656 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: CESAR CAUDILLO LIZAMA TO: CESAR CAUDILLO‑LIZAMA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Apr 13, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 3, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 2, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SUSAN FERGUSON AND MARK FERGUSON ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV00563 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: KALYN ELIZABETH PENELOPE FERGUSON TO: K E E LY N PENELOPE FERGUSON THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing Apr 16, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy

of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 25, 2021. by Donna D. Geck. of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 11, 18, 25. Apr 1 2021.

TRUSTEE NOTICE TRUSTEE SALE No. 124893 Title No. 2840904 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/05/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/24/2021 at 1:00 PM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10/17/2006, as Instrument No. 2006­0081103, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Barbara County, State of California, executed by Franklin Y. Nicolas and Marlyn M. Nicolas, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 077­431­011 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6454 Camino Viviente, Goleta, CA 93117 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $315,651.80 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 2/23/2021 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham/Authorized Signature 27455 Tierra Alta Way, Ste. B, Temecula, CA 92590 (619) 465­8200 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714­730­2727 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to


INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS

|

PHONE 965-5205

|

E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M

LEGALS collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730‑2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site ‑ www.servicelinkASAP. com ‑ for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 124893. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (714)730‑2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale, or visit this internet website www.servicelinkASAP. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case Ts# 124893 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase.A‑4730088 03/04/2021, 03/11/2021, 03/18/2021

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Held Electronically and Telephonically) Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6 pm Goleta Gardens LLC (SyWest) Development Agreement 907 S. Kellogg Avenue; APN 071-190-035 City of Goleta Case No. 20-0004-ORD ATTENTION: Pursuant to of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings electronically and telephonically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the special meeting of the Planning Commission for March 29, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Planning Commissioners will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on a Development Agreement between Goleta Gardens LLC/SyWest and the City of Goleta. The date and time of the special Planning Commission meeting is: DATE/TIME:

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6:00 PM

LOCATION:

Teleconference Meeting

Given the local, state and nation state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconferenced meeting (with detailed instructions for participation included on the posted agenda) PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION: The subject property (APN 071-190-035) is an 11.71-acre parcel located at the south terminus of Kellogg Avenue at 907 S Kellogg Avenue, within the California Coastal Zone. The site is currently operating as the Westwind Drive-In Theater and Public Market. The property is zoned Service Industrial (I-S) and the land use designation is Service Industrial (I-S). The applicant proposes a Development Agreement to grant a license to the City of Goleta to use a private access road to the San Jose Creek Channel along a part of the subject site, in exchange for extension of the deadline to use the City’s former zoning ordinance ( Article II, Chapter 35 Coastal Zoning Ordinance) for the applicant’s pending development proposal (Case No. 17-121-DP-DRB) from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2023. The Planning Commission will review and make a recommendation to the City Council on the Development Agreement request. The City Council is the decision maker for the Development Agreement. . ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: A Notice of Exemption (NOE) has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., CEQA), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 California Code of Regulations, §§ 15000, et seq., CEQA Guidelines), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The City of Goleta is acting as the Lead Agency. The NOE is appropriate pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15061.b.3 because the act of approving a Development Agreement will not cause development of the project site itself, but adjust the deadline to use the City’s former zoning ordinance (Article II, Chapter 35 Coastal Zoning Ordinance) until December 31, 2023. CORTESE LIST: The Project site is not listed on the EnviroStor online database of hazardous site records maintained by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control TSC in coordination with the California State Water Resources Control Board consistent with Government Code § 65962.5 (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: . Staff reports and related materials for the Planning Commission hearing will also be posted on this website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the City’s web site at www.cityofgoleta.org. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted as instructed above or via email to Deborah Lopez, City Clerk e-mail: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/governmentmeeting-agendas-and-videos. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Kathy Allen, Supervising Senior Planner at 805-961-7545 or Kallen@cityofgoleta.org. or Laura Bridley, Contract Planner at (805) 896-2153 or Lbridley@cityofgoleta.org. . Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this Project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised in written or oral testimony and/or evidence provided to the City on or before the date of the public hearing (Government Code Section 65009(b) [2]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 9617505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent on March 18, 2021

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE MISCELLANEOUS PARK IMPROVEMENTS CIP NO. 9066 AND 9108 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., Monday March 29, 2021 and will be publicly opened 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 finished playgrounds and walkways for the MISCELLANEOUS PARK IMPROVEMENTS CIP 9066 AND 9108. Work includes removing existing play features, concrete removal, excavation, grading, installation of new equipment, adding and/or replacing concrete curb, gutter, and ADA sidewalks, and driveway access ramp at one location and associated earthwork at four different park locations within the City Goleta, CA. The contract period is Ninety (90) 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 to the office of the City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, in a sealed envelope and be received within three (3) City business days of 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 MISCELLANEOUS PARK IMPROVEMENTS CIP 9066 AND 9108” DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL. 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 or specialty licensing in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code. 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) 961-7505 or register on the CITY’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). For information relating to the details of this Project and bidding requirements contact JoAnne Plummer, Project Manager in writing at jplummer@cityofgoleta. org. CITY OF GOLETA _____________________________ Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk Published: Santa Barbara Independent: March 11, 2021 and March 18, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

MARCH 18, 18, 2021 2021 MARCH

THE INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT THE

39 39

Profile for SB Independent

Santa Barbara Independent 3/18/21  

March 18, 2021, Vol. 35, No. 792

Santa Barbara Independent 3/18/21  

March 18, 2021, Vol. 35, No. 792