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COVER STORY

Charles Donelan, the Indy’s longtime arts editor, answers a couple of questions about this week’s cover story interview with actor and author Michael J. Fox.

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Michael J. Fox on Mortality, the Pandemic, and Moving to Montecito

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NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

OBITUARIES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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SBIFF FEATURE.. . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ASTROLOGY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate Editor Jackson Friedman

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What’s your favorite role of Fox’s? MJF and I are very close in age, and so I really feel like I grew up with him, especially when we were both in our twenties and he was everywhere. As a young New Yorker, seeing him in Bright Lights, Big City was a big deal, because that was the novel that everyone read and talked about at that time. For this piece, I rewatched Back to the Future, and I was struck by how raw and intense it becomes, especially in the last 20 minutes of the film. In reading the piece, I sensed your genuine admiration for the man. Is there some personal appreciation there? Both my maternal grandfather, James Hanley, and my father, Charles Donelan, were Parkinson’s patients and eventually succumbed to complications from the disease, so I have lived in the shadow of it — in particular as it affected my mom, who lost first her dad, and then her husband to it — for much of my life. Michael’s heroism in the face of living with something that I know from personal experience and observation is extraordinarily, existentially frustrating has always left me feeling awe and humility. INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS

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week and should soon include local, state, and CDC results. It takes about a week to sequence the virus’s genome at Carolina Arias’s lab at UC Santa Barbara, at a materials cost of about $50 each, not counting lab time, human power, or instruments. UCSB is supporting most of the costs, but funding is welcome, the team had said previously. Of the first 37 samples reduced to their genomes at the UCSB lab, 17 were the West Coast variant (the others were not variants of concern). This week, results of 60-80 more samples were expected but unavailable at press time. “The West Coast variant is about 20 percent more infectious,” Fitzgibbons said last week. At the CDC, the West Coast version had reached “variant of concern” status very recently and began climbing the charts upward behind the U.K. variant as its circulation increased. Asked whether variants were the great concern, or if it were spring break, post-Super Bowl spread, and the traveling public, Ansorg answered, “All of the above!” And the new, more permissive red tier for Santa Barbara adds its own uncertainties. Fitzgibbons said knowledge of the presence of variants meant “understanding the enemy better and defeating it,” because they have had an effect on treatments. For instance, “the West Coast variant proved to be so resistant to the monoclonal antibody treatment bamlanivimab that we use in early treatment of the disease,” she said, that Health and Human Services had stopped sending it to the western states. The other two or three monoclonal antibody treatments continue to work, thankfully. As do the three vaccines so far available in the Unites States; they are effective against both the U.K. and the West Coast variants, although slightly less so against the local bug, Fitzgibbons said. The new variant actually consists of two notable mutations, called B.1.427 and B.1.429. Compared to the CDC’s count of 471 cases of the U.K. variant in California

as of March 19 — and 6,390 nationwide — the California Department of Public Health counted a combined 7,977 cases caused by the two West Coast mutations. And that’s only what’s been found so far in a country and a state just beginning to ramp up their genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. The new discovery of the U.K. variant in Santa Barbara is clearly a case of community spread of unknown origin. And just as clearly, the two cases are not the only B.1.1.7 infections in the county; they’re only the ones we know about. Fitzgibbons expressed worry over the rapid path of evolution in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. “It’s possible an even more concerning variant could be ahead,” she theorized. One that resisted other monoclonal antibody therapies or the clever antivirals developed over the last year, or even one that was actually more contagious. And there is the recurrent concern over reinfection when a new variant pops up. When it came to protection from the new variants, “regardless of what flavor of virus is circulating in the community,” Fitzgibbons said, “masking, distancing, choosing outdoors over indoors—all these things continue to be successful no matter the variant reported this week.” Ansorg added emphatically the need to stay isolated when sick. More than 32,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, a stride toward herd immunity that is hurried along by the ongoing vaccinations. Like a parasite, coronavirus grows in its victims, with the ability to mutate as it travels from host to host. Preventing that is the goal for Public Health and the medical community, and a beneficial outcome of the more than1480,000 vaccine doses in the arms of Santa Barbarans. The vaccination effort is a very necessary one, Fitzgibbons said: “We really can’t risk letting one of the variants take hold and get n out of control.”

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CORONAVIRUS ¿Hablas español? Bilingual volunteers are needed for the vaccination drive ongoing at the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, where 65 percent of patients speak mostly Spanish. The clinics currently hold vaccinations by appointment, rotating between La Cumbre Junior High on the Westside and Direct Relief near the airport, on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Those will increase to Monday-Friday, in the morning and the evening, as more vaccine becomes available. To help, please contact Taryn Ouellette at taryn .ouellette@sbclinics.org.

wners of Old Town Goleta’s signature Mercury Lounge—home away from home for untold numbers of musical adventurers, beer lovers, and elbow-bending grad students in search of some retro-kitsch grit — announced they were pulling the plug on a club that first opened its doors in 1995. Owners Patrick and Jennifer Housh (pictured) explained in a social media post that the intense financial pressures wrought by COVID did in the Merc, as their establishment was known. The Mercury’s final last call will take place March 31. The Mercury was started in 1995 by Dawn O’Brien, founder of Elsie’s, who in turn sold it two years ago with little loss of the club’s signature atmospherics. What happens to the site now remains a big unknown, but the Mercury’s address on the 5800 block of Hollister Avenue has been the site of bars and nightclubs dating back to 1957, the first being Gus’s.

by Jean Yamamura wo cases of the deadlier and more contagious U.K. coronavirus mutation were detected in Santa Barbara County, Public Health announced on March 18. The B.1.1.7 variant — found through a Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 monitoring program—infected two individuals who had already recovered while in quarantine, which indicates how long it took to verify that the dangerous mutation was in the county. The two cases were unrelated, and neither person had traveled recently, Public Health stated. Dr. Henning Ansorg, the county’s health officer, was unable to say where in Santa Barbara County the two lived, but he could say that neither was hospitalized while infected and that neither had been vaccinated. Not only is the U.K. variant 50 percent more transmissible, Nature published a report last week that said it was 61 percent more likely to cause death than non-B.1.1.7 variants, said Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, who is Cottage’s infectious disease specialist and a member of the local variant team. The United Kingdom’s virus surveillance is greater than most countries’, including the United States, which is why it was found there first, many reports say. It’s in the lineage of the SARS-CoV-2 variant that’s caused severe outbreaks across Europe, and B.1.1.7 dominated England in two months’ time in the late summer. But it has a local competitor. “The models from the Centers for Disease Control in January predicted that the U.K. variant would become dominant by March,” said Fitzgibbons. More than a million travelers poured through U.S. airports during Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, and B.1.1.7 first appeared in San Diego in December. “However, they didn’t take into account the West Coast variant,” she said. That bug is the one that prevails in Santa Barbara, based on the Local Variant Task Team’s research, which began to be posted at Public Health’s dashboard, publichealthsbc.org, last

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A woman was struck by a northbound Amtrak train on 3/16 just west of Summerland’s Lookout Park. She was identified as 24-year-old Jasmine Jimenez of Santa Barbara by the county coroner on 3/22. Jimenez was trespassing on the tracks, according to Amtrak officials, at 1:26 p.m. that day. The train was scheduled to arrive at Santa Barbara’s station at 11:41 a.m. None of the 34 passengers aboard nor any crew members were injured in the incident, and the train got underway again after about an hour. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

COURTS & CRIME Donald Joseph Lowe, a 59-year-old convicted murderer, was sentenced last week in S.B. Superior Court to 25 years to life in prison for a 2018 stabbing of a young man over a drug debt at a homeless encampment near the Patterson off-ramp. Lowe’s trial was the only felony trial completed in Santa Barbara since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was ultimately found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury and possession of methamphetamine and heroin for sale. S.B. Sheriff ’s deputies arrested a fugitive in Carpinteria wanted for a 1990 murder in San Francisco. While conducting a welfare check on 3/17 on another individual in the 1000 block of Casitas Pass Road, deputies made contact with James Francis Edwards, 71, and, after running a records check, determined he was wanted for the murder of Lamar Vaughn, who was shot on 11/5/90. Edwards, who fled the Bay Area 31 years ago, was booked in County Jail pending transfer up to S.F.

HOUSING Seven of the county’s cities and the county itself accepted the formula used to distribute state housing targets, with Carpinteria’s Vice Mayor Al Clark the sole “no” vote on 3/22. The Regional Housing Needs Allocation process requires jurisdictions to allow a certain amount of housing based on income level — but not to build it. The county is to accommodate 24,856 more dwellings during 2023-2031; of that amount, 14,881 goes to the South Coast and 9,974 to the North County. Clark’s protest vote over too few low-income dwellings will go to Carpinteria’s City Council on 4/26 for a decision on an appeal. (For the full story, go to independent .com/RHNA2021.) n


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Sola Street Bike Lane Approved Past and Future Voices Battle It Out over Form and Function by Nick Welsh ew deny that Santa Barbara City Council’s unanimous vote on Tuesday approving plans for a new crosstown bicycle boulevard along Sola Street will make cycling safer for inexperienced riders. Touted as “transformational” by proponents, it should have been cause for celebration. But instead, the Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) and its supporters dominated the council meeting, accusing high-ranking transportation city planners of strong-arm tactics. They, in turn, were accused of “historical elitism”

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that the plan was ugly and just plain goofy. The trees would block mountain views and would “visually and functionally disrupt the historic Santa Barbara grid and the traffic.” From the first hearing, held January 20, traffic planners accused the HLC of exceeding its legal “purview” as defined in the city charter. The commissioners could discuss the color and pattern of the proposed brick pavers but not the “functionality” of the diverters. Rather than prolong the misery of fruitless debate, they demanded the HLC deny the project so they could appeal directly to the City Council. (To delay, they argued, put in peril the $4.4 million state grant that will fund the project’s construction, which, according to Dayton, had to be signed by June.) HLC members accused Dayton of playing “the nuclear option,” and Councilmember Kristen Sneddon agreed. “This seems to me really not in good faith,” she charged, noting that Dayton waited until right before the grant deadline to go before the HLC — and that this was the third time in five months that Dayton had gone around the HLC. (Dayton insisted he has nothing but respect for the HLC.) And why, Councilmember Eric Friedman asked, was the project named the Westside Community Paseos Project? Why not something that the general public could understand, such as the Sola Street Bike Lane? The LANE CLEARED: The new Sola Street bike lane will start answer, it turned out, was a name sugon the Westside and ultimately spill out by Santa Barbara gested by a public relations consultant High School. hired by the city for an undisclosed fee. and promoting “colonialist aesthetics” by at Councilmember Michael Jordan, howleast one councilmember and several bicycle ever, dismissed HLC’s issues as “lacking in advocates. merit” and tantamount to “historical elitSparking this intense debate were two ism.” One alt transit advocate dismissed traffic-engineering devices known as the HLC’s aesthetics as being “rooted in a diverters. According to traffic planner Rob history of inequity and injustice.” Another Dayton and engineer Derek Bailey, divert- accused the commissioners of upholding “a ers are key to reducing traffic along Sola so colonialist aesthetic,” and questioned why that novice riders will feel safe. The new bike they were not equally offended by essential lane will start on the Westside, cross the workers being forced to ride their bikes to Micheltorena Street Bridge, dogleg down work on unsafe roads.  Castillo Street one block, turn left on Sola, Councilmember Meagan Harmon — and ultimately spill out — after a crosstown who represents the district through which much of the bike lane traverses — was ramble — by Santa Barbara High School. Two diverters, one where Sola crosses caught in what she termed two laudable De la Vina, another at Santa Barbara Street, agendas. “This should not be an either-or. will “force” motorists to turn right because This should be a win-win.” The final vote was 7-0 in favor of city trafof street alterations, trees planted in a new median, curb extensions, concrete planter fic planners, but another 7-0 vote assigned boxes, and two tall concrete tongues that two HLC members to provide aesthetic will divert motorists out of the left-hand input on the design plans. lane. And yes, these intersections will be Some may complain that the Historic slathered in the bright-green paint that one Landmarks Commission is where good member of the HLC warned would make ideas go to die, Friedman said, but it’s Sola look like a miniature golf course. played an essential role protecting Santa Members of the HLC, the best known of Barbara’s iconic architectural style. “Piece the city’s many design review boards and by piece, it will be gone before we know it,” perhaps its most confrontational, objected he warned. n

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by Delaney Smith hair and blue eyes,” she continued. “By the or the first time in over two decades, end of kindergarten, you’ll be able to see Santa Barbara Unified will have a dual- the children talking to one another in Spanlanguage immersion (DLI) elementary ish, singing together, talking together. It will school. bring tears to your eyes.” McKinley Elementary was selected as the Larios-Horton explained that bilingualcampus for the district’s new DLI program ism will help students in so many areas to launch in the 2021-22 school year in kin- beyond reading. She said that bilingual dergarten and each year thereafter will add students outperform monolingual students in creativity, attention to detail, switching the next grade. It’s a 90:10 model, meaning that pre-K between tasks, problem-solving, and more. through 1st grade students spend 90 percent But why is it that despite overwhelming of instruction in Spanish and 10 percent in research, critics still say DLI programs proEnglish. Over their elementary years, Eng- duce poor test scores? lish instruction increases until 5th grade, California has yet to catch up with creatwhen 50 percent of the day is spent in each ing a proper assessment for DLI. “At this time, we’re still measurlanguage. “We’re providing a ing students’ achievegift to students to conment against a metric that nect with cultures that was not designed for our they might have not students,” Larios-Horton said. She explained that connected to before,” said McKinley principal the test in elementary Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi. schools will show DLI “They might be able to students are not up to connect with their own speed with English-only culture in a way that students, but that’s only wouldn’t have necessarbecause they are carryily been supported at ing that double-linguistic some point. There’s so SBUSD’s Maria Larios-Horton (left) and load that is only going to much more to this than McKinley Principal Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi reinforce their knowledge—but it won’t show just literacy scores.” Though boosting literacy is a critical goal up on tests until junior high. for the school, DLI offers more. And everyone Garcia-Yoshitomi said that her DLI staff benefits, regardless of their native language. have been working hard to prepare for the “English-only students are going to not launch next fall. Cynthia Esquivel, a kinjust become bilingual but really be able dergarten teacher at McKinley, will teach to connect with other communities,” said kindergarten in the DLI program next fall. Maria Larios-Horton, executive director “I always wanted to be a bilingual of diversity, equity, and family engagement teacher,” Esquivel said. “I’m so excited. It’s programs at Santa Barbara Unified. “Out of going to build such deeper connections to all of that comes this idea of a more empa- the content for the kids… It’s like we are making history.” thetic student, a more aware student. “Let’s say I don’t look like some of our To learn more about the DLI program, other families; maybe my child has blonde see mckinley.sbunified.org. n

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ity Attorney Ariel Calonne announced last week a significant but potentially Pyrrhic victory that upholds City Hall’s ordinance limiting where vacation rentals are allowed to operate within city limits. This decision could well be rendered moot, however, after an appeals court panel in Ventura decides whether to limit City Hall’s authority to enforce its short-term rental ordinance. At issue was the city’s effort to regulate vacation rentals on the grounds that they qualified as hotels under city ordinance. Suing City Hall was attorney Joseph Liebman on behalf of James Fenkner, a community activist and short-term rental property owner. Fenkner and Liebman argued that the city’s hotel ordinance dated back to 1986, well before short-term rentals were an issue, and it had not been amended until March 2020. To limit vacation rentals this way, Fenkner argued, violated due process and constituted a violation of his constitutional rights. Superior Court Judge Thomas Anderle upheld the city’s ordinance, finding it relates “to legitimate governmental purposes, those of preserving housing, regulating growth, and ensuring compatibility of adjoining uses.” At Calonne’s instigation, the City Council voted last March to amend its hotel ordinance to explicitly include language relating to short-term rentals. At that council hearing, Fenkner and Liebman showed up to object.

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During the trial, Liebman enlisted testimony by the head of the California Coastal Commission, John Ainsworth, and a highranking deputy administrator, Steve Hudson, who argued that the city’s ordinance was invalid because it had not been vetted by the Coastal Commission. However, Judge Anderle dismissed this testimony as irrelevant, noting that the Coastal Commission itself — as a governmental agency — had opted to take no official action. Because of that, he argued, such testimony should be regarded as only an individual opinion. For the time being, the city’s short-term rental prohibition stands. But waiting in the wings is a Court of Appeal ruling — yet to be issued — about a case brought against the city by Theo Kracke, a short-term rental entrepreneur. If Kracke should prevail, it would severely limit the ability of local governments to enforce short-term rental —Nick Welsh ordinances.

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counties that are ahead of Santa Barbara that have multi-entity institutions. He also said they may not have as many agricultural workers, who are harder to reach, as Santa Barbara does. Why are counties like San Luis Obispo able to vaccinate people in their fifties? When a county has exhausted the number of people interested in getting a vaccine and they still have vaccine supply, then they can attest that and have that policy change. Santa Barbara County, DoReynoso said, is not in the same situation. There are still people in their eighties who want a vaccine and haven’t gotten one in Santa Barbara. With the variants of the virus and because we do not know the long-term efficacy of the vaccine, is it a public health priority to get us to zero COVID cases? The U.K. variant and the California variant have become dominant in California, Ansorg said. There may be as much as 70 percent of the county’s and state’s cases that are the California variant. The good news, Ansorg said, is that all three vaccines available are able to protect against both types of variants. Where can I get vaccinated in Santa Ynez and in the county? The county will be setting up a mobile clinic on Friday at the Golden Inn and Village in Santa Ynez (890 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez). In addition, Public Health will be

visiting homebound seniors in the area and offering them vaccines. Starting Sunday through Saturday, Public Health will set up a vaccination clinic in Lompoc. It will then move on to Santa Maria for seven days and finally Santa Barbara. She also recommended the CVS in Buellton for residents in the Santa Ynez Valley. When will all adults, regardless of occupation or age or comorbidities, be able to get the vaccine? Do-Reynoso anticipated that by the first week of May, anyone who wants one will be able to get a vaccine. When My Turn is launched, how will people without computers make appointments? Do-Reynoso said that community members can always call 2-1-1 at the county for help making their appointment. Alternatively, if one doesn’t have a computer, email, or cell phone, one can call the state call center at (833) 422-4255. Will the COVID vaccine become annual like the flu? Though it is still too early to know, Ansorg predicts that the vaccine will not require an annual dose. He explained that the original trial participants for the COVID vaccine are now more than a year out from their shot and are still doing “really well.” Their antibodies and immune response are still as they should be, and another dose doesn’t n appear to be needed. INDEPENDENT.COM

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Last March, as a wave of pandemic fear and anxiety broke over the United States, it brought with it a surge of hate crimes and incidents targeting Asian Americans. While hate crimes overall dropped 7 percent between 2019 and 2020, anti-Asian attacks jumped by 149 percent. Stop AAPI Hate, a San Francisco–based nonprofit founded last year, documented 3,800 incidents across the country. Most of them targeted women. (AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islander.) A report published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism earlier this month revealed that Google searches for racist terms like “China virus” and “Kung flu” spiked in 2020. Former president Donald Trump used the phrases multiple times that year, including as recently as March 16, 2021, when he referred to the “China virus” ILLUSTRATION BY SAEHEE JONG during a Fox News interview. That same evening, eight people were shot and killed in Atlanta- English? How many people think about Asian Americans area spas, six of whom were women of Asian descent. like an East Asian monolith? How many still buy into the The police spokesperson who sparked national out- model minority myth? rage after he told reporters the suspect was simply having For those who believe this is a problem that doesn’t a “bad day,” and that his murder spree was not racially involve them or our community, it does. Stop asking me motivated, had recently promoted a T-shirt on Facebook “what I am” or “where I’m really from.” Stop telling me that described the coronavirus as “IMPORTED FROM I’m attractive “for an Asian person.” Speak up when the CHY-NA.” woman at the grocery store says to wipe down something The Independent asked members of Santa Barbara’s because “that oriental woman over there touched it.” Don’t AAPI community to share their reactions to the Atlanta just shake your head and keep walking when someone shootings as well as their personal experiences with hate catcalls me and proceeds to mockingly bow in the street. and discrimination. Here are just three of their responses, Say something when someone threatens violence against edited for length and clarity. To read the full stories of all an Asian restaurant owner (and Asian patrons who stood who responded, please go online to Independent.com. up for them) for asking them to wear a mask. These incidents have all happened within the last year of Sabrina Hong me living in Santa Barbara. The stares and looks of disapI’m a first-generation Korean American who immigrated pointment from others don’t help, but speaking up, learning to Los Angeles at a young age with my immediate family. about common microaggressions, having vulnerable conBefore moving to Santa Barbara, I spent most of my life versations with your friends and family about normalized in L.A. and the Bay Area. In the last year, the fear I’ve felt racism, and holding space for your Asian-American friends for the safety and well-being of my friends and family, in does. We all want to be a part of a community that we feel has our back, and that means being active and responsive particular my mother, has been constant. Many of us instinctively react to tragedies like the against hate and discrimination when it happens. one that killed eight people in Atlanta, but those tragedies are born out of the normalization of racism and Anonymous the upholding of white supremacy. The same people I Even before the Atlanta shooting, anti-Asian violence heard in the last week who have been outraged by the was on the rise, with Asian elders being the targeted. deaths in Atlanta were the same people who stood idly by However, most of the media was not covering these while men made comments about my “oriental beauty” atrocities (most of the incidents were recorded by small organizations and individuals), so I gaslighted myself or “exotic features.” How many people who felt the events in Atlanta were ter- and chose to stay silent because I felt conflicted about rible also remained silent when their colleagues and neigh- speaking up about anti-Asian violence during Black Hisbors referred to COVID as the “China virus”? How many tory Month. Then, when police excused Robert Aaron Long’s murpeople who posted to social media about stopping Asian hate lose patience with a working person using broken derous behavior on having a “bad day,” that put me in

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disbelief. My anger only grew as I started seeing white people in the media explaining that fetishization and exoticization of Asian women is not racist because they are “appreciating” the “beauty” of a group of people. Or how Asian people are not considered people of color and not vulnerable because they are one of the “highest-earning” minority groups. Or how Asian people don’t “reaallyyy” experience racism because all of the stereotypes about them are positive (i.e., being good at math). I began to realize that part of being Asian American means that you grow up expecting to be thankful for certain privileges Black/ Brown/Indigenous communities don’t have, but knowing that your lived experiences of microaggressions and discrimination will never be validated I have enough personal stories to fill a book, but I will narrow it down to one incident that happened within the past year. I was looking for job opportunities post-graduation (before the pandemic) and was interviewing with multiple companies. One of the interviewers said that my eyes were exotic and asked if he could guess what kind of Asian I was. He asked if I was Filipina. I told him I was Korean. He then proceeded to tell me Filipina girls are so beautiful, and he loved their food and has a ton of Filipino friends. After the interview, he texted my personal number and said I got the position; he was excited to meet me in person. I declined the offer.

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I always felt lucky: Lucky I didn’t get bullied, lucky I didn’t get called racial slurs, lucky I didn’t get harassed, lucky the extent of my personal and direct experience of racism is the (white) male gaze, lucky this town doesn’t seem to have a lot racist extremists, lucky I didn’t have it as bad as the stories I hear. The problem is, why do I need to feel like the “lucky one” for not experiencing what others in my community are going through? The real question is, why should anyone experience these traumas simply because of the color of their skin, the food they eat, the native tongue they speak, their culture, their heritage? Why are they being bullied, harassed, targeted, and killed simply because they are living? I no longer feel “lucky” when I think that “I don’t have it as bad as my fellow AAPI communities” because the reality is, no one deserves to have these hate crimes happen to them. Whether it is done in a joking manner with lightheartedness from the offender or a mass shooting that took eight lives, it all stems from the same source that manifest into various actions. The concept of the “lucky few” also stems from that same source: racism. The Atlanta hate-crime shooting is just the most recent domino in a chain of violent attacks on Asians across America. What is the community here, including the press, going to do about it and stop it from happening in Santa Barbara? n


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omeone who worked for me once asked me, quite innocently and out of the blue, “So, are your parents, like, from China?” I laughed out loud. My last name is Japanese, and the difference between a Japanese and Chinese surname was evident, I thought. The goof-up was so funny that I called my spouse and relayed the story. We both had a hearty chuckle. This lack of differentiation is not unique. People of Asian descent are often lumped together because eviMona Miyasato dently there are not enough of us—5.6 percent of the U.S. population—to garner a distinction. And we are often saddled with the “model minority” stereotype—and I am well aware that I perpetuate this to many—but Asians are a heterogeneous group speaking a multitude of languages, with distinct immigration histories and varied educational attainment levels and socioeconomic situations. Not everyone is crazy nor rich. But it made me think. I am the chief executive of a 4,300-employee organization with a $1.2 billion budget. My name is high on the org chart. Yet, a well-meaning, educated, and sincere employee was curious enough to ask me, at work during a meeting, about my ethnicity. So, it dawned on me: Why did he ask, and why did it matter? I thought of UC Berkeley Professor Ron Takaki’s seminal book Strangers from a Different Shore, which provides the history of Asian Americans—from the struggles of railroad workers to plantation laborers to picture brides, from

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microaggressions may be more common than outright violence. That is why the shootings in Georgia are significant. It follows thousands of hate crimes against Asian people in the past year, which reportedly are disproportionately against Asian women. While not yet confirmed as a hate crime by authorities, the shootings cause more frustration, sadness, and rage as we add another layer of pain on a cake baked from centuries of bigotry, racism, and violence. Raising voices at this time is important, particularly for a group that bears a stereotype of being submissive and silent. While there are no reported hate crimes in our county, some will say they are just not reported. I don’t know if that is true or not. I do know that the death of George Floyd has caused a cultural shift in the last year, with more efforts to enhance equity, inclusion, and diversity for everyone in our workplaces and communities. Yes to that. Continuing to express moral outrage for every act of violence based on race or otherness—yes to that. But in addition, I say let’s also go back to basics: creating belonging and what Dr. King called the “beloved community” in our everyday actions. That’s what makes this community unique, where everyone knows each other or is within six degrees of separation. Only in Santa Barbara County can two people who disagree, and maybe even dislike each other, find commonality over a tri-tip sandwich. As we seek progress on rectifying the large, hairy systemic issues, we can continue our individual, everyday acts of awareness, kindness, and belonging. We can look at ties that bind us to make sure we aren’t inadvertently keeping some folks out. We can strive to remove “the other,” so no one is felt a stranger. My grandparents—from Japan (not China)— would have liked that.

The shootings cause more frustration, sadness, and rage as we add another layer of pain on a cake baked from centuries of bigotry, racism, and violence. internment camps to Hmong refugees. My personal history is in that book, which reminds us that no matter how many generations of hyphenated American status, level of education, wealth, or social acceptance, some may always see Asian Pacific Islander Americans as “strangers” in this country. (And you can substitute “Asian Pacific Islander American” with any other group that is not part of the dominant culture that holds power.) Being seen as a “stranger” is what breeds misunderstanding, separation, anger, and hate. Black, brown, and indigenous people know this better than most. Asians too know this—say the name Vincent Chin to anyone of my generation. (Chinese-American Vincent Chin was clubbed to death in Detroit in 1982 by two autoworkers who blamed Japanese car manufacturers for job losses; the two received $3,000 fines and no jail time.) Yet small acts of intended or unintended

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ore than 250 bills in Republican-controlled state legislatures are making their way into law in order to suppress early voting and mail-in voting. After the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Do we have a Monarchy or a Republic?” He famously replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it”! He was a brilliant man and a student of human nature, but even Franklin would be flummoxed about our current situation. We need to get rid of the filibuster and enact new voting rights, or we will lose our Republic!

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The Poodle’s examination last week of Los Angeles magazine’s story about selecting retail cannabis operators in Santa Barbara got some scrutiny by Facebook readers: Jana Zimmer Sounds to me like it would be a good idea for everyone to suspend judgment until a real investigation is concluded. Statements made by a guy you don’t know, not under oath or supported with documentation, are not necessarily “proof ” of anything. • James Fenkner Do you believe it will be possible for a real investigation in this small, interconnected town? The guy hired as police chief is said to be putting together investigation, and he himself reports to the city admin. Supposedly, the city admin signed off on the pot transfer deal. Perhaps investigation needs to be moved to Los Angeles where the original story was filed — or elsewhere — in the hopes of getting justice for all? • Janet Vining Mitchell He sent it for an independent investigation. Barney Melekian is very reliable. Joe Armendariz A so-called “merit based” scoring rubric is an invitation to influence peddling, and a perception of conflict of interest. It’s time cities treat cannabis companies like any other business. If a company comes forward with a solid business proposal that adds value to the community inside the four corners of the allowable zoning and land use rules, the market should ultimately determine its success or failure. • Gretchen Hackett Brinser What about that “loophole” that allows the permit to be sold? What was all that vetting about then? I realize the city’s sole goal here is to make money, so the bigger and richer the company, the better — little home-grown guys need not apply.

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business owners and patrons who want to socialize for a few minutes, dead of COVID-19 lasts longer. • Debbie Richards Won’t be spending money at establishments not following health guidelines. • Scott Dunn Name, shame, and boycott. Amber McCoy Please remember that patrons are the ones that are and should be accountable for their behavior. Non-chains are trying to survive. • Robert Parham This is about a bunch of autocrats enjoying destroying people’s lives and businesses. Exacting punishment is their only recourse to regain their fractured self-esteem.

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obituaries Bob Benton

Bob Benton - When you left the 1st day of Spring 2009, you left a sad hole in the hearts of family & friends. However, over the years those holes have slowly but surely filled in with fond memories of Porch Therapy, the smell of pipe tobacco, tossing pennies at the harbor, stories of adventures diving at the islands and the characters you knew. We all miss you Dad. P.S. Justin is grateful to be the 2nd WORLD'S GREATEST STICKLEBACK CATCHER. Cheers.

Mary H. Israel 3/10/2021

Mary H. Israel passed away at age 87 on March 10, 2021 in Santa Barbara, California. Born Mary Esther Horn in Canonsburg, PA, to Yee Shee and Fred Fong Horn, Mary was raised with her older brother, Tom, and her younger sisters, Ethel, Ann, Jennie, and Margaret. The only Chinese family in town, they owned a hand-laundry in which the whole family worked. An avid young reader, she got hooked on many genres, including science fiction, which became a lifelong pleasure. Mary was a top scholar from early in her life, becoming valedictorian of her high school class. Under a full scholarship, she earned her undergraduate degree in the double fields of Chinese studies and Honors in Humanities in 1955 from Stanford University. After 16

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attending Radcliffe College, she received a master’s degree in Asian Studies from Claremont Graduate University. Her earliest jobs were teaching at the Boston Children’s Museum and later, at Taipei American School, when she lived overseas and traveled around the world on with her husband John Israel. In the mid-1960’s she and her husband moved to Claremont California, where she taught at Pitzer and where her two daughters, Mei-Ling and Tania, were born. In 1968 the family moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where Mary was known as an imaginative hostess, enthusiastic UVa basketball fan, erudite book club member, and volunteer for Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic. Mary was a well-established scholar and lecturer in Chinese and Asian studies. She worked at the University of Virginia as Outreach Coordinator for East Asian Studies and as an instructor in adult education. In 1978, she was a member of one of the first educators’ delegations that visited China prior to normalized relations with the U.S. Later, she became a top lecturing guide on over 30 tours to China for National Geographic and Smithsonian travel groups. She is the author of Chinese Immigrant Cooking, a tribute to her mother that contains family recipes, stories, and photos. In 2008, Mary moved from Charlottesville, VA, her home for 40 years, to Maravilla retirement community in Santa Barbara, CA., where she was highly engaged in community activities and celebrations. Mary is survived by her daughters, Drs. Mei-Ling and Tania Israel, her sisters, Ann Tom and Jennie Horn, three nieces and one nephew. You can memorialize Mary’s life by enjoying some Chinese cuisine, shopping at Talbots, sending someone a pertinent newspaper clipping, or making a donation to the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County or the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Gladys Violet Arneson Bohn 7/5/1934 - 3/6/2021

Gladys Violet Arneson Bohn, supported by her loving family passed away at her home on March 6, 2021 after a short illness. Glady was proceeded in death by her sister Alyce McClure (Mel) and is survived by brothers David Arneson (Jan), Edward Arneson (Pat), Leonard Arneson and sister Esther Arneson (Bob) along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her children Doug Bohn, Pam Bohn (Vic) and Sheryl Wilgus (Christophe), two grandchildren Andy Hull (Darcy) and Cody Wilgus (Laura) along with her 6 great grandchildren Ruby Lee and Llewyn Hull and Rocky, Jasper, Lasson, and Ruby Dylan Wilgus. Glady was the second born to Ferdinand and Mabel Arneson on a snowy (yes snowy) summer (yes summer) day, July 5, 1934, near Fortuna, North Dakota. A few years later the family moved to Glenwood MN to raise their growing family and farm the family land. After graduating High School Glady went to Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis, MN and earned a certificate to work as a Lab and Xray Technician. She relocated to California in 1968 and raised her three children. Glady worked for the Orthopedic Surgical Practice in Santa Barbara and then Goleta starting in the late seventies for almost 40 years scheduling surgeries where at the young age of 81 she reluctantly retired. All those who knew her will agree she was a strong, hardworking, proud Norwegian woman

who took pride in her work. Glady loved “her” Doctors, co-workers and patients she worked with and missed them terribly. We will remember her as a beautiful person who walked confidently through life with grace, compassion and love for everyone. A celebration of life will be held soon. Donations can be made in Gladys honor to VNA Health (formerly known as Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care) in Santa Barbara, CA.

Teresa Mendoza Chavez 10/28/1940 - 2/23/2021

Strong and vivacious, unwavering loyalty to family, feisty, and unapologetically herself. This is what made up the beautiful human being who was Teresa Mendoza Chavez. Our family had the privilege of calling her sister, mother, tia, grandma (gma), and great grandma. She was the self-described unconventional mother and grandmother who kept us on our toes. As a woman who loved to party, any family event would turn in to an opportunity for her to dance and laugh with her family. Any situation she liked to turn in to a good time. Even watching movies with her, no matter what kind, were always fun. Her reactions to what was going on in the movie – “Aaaah!” “oh no!” “Ayye!” – always elicited a smile and a laugh from those around her. Teresa was born in Santa Barbara, CA on October 28, 1940, to Guadalupe and Jose Mendoza. She was the fourth youngest of 15 children, but with her fiery spirit you would think she was the oldest. Her mother worked hard at home to take care of Teresa and her siblings, as her father spent his days working in the

strawberry fields in Santa Barbara County. Being tough and a hard worker is what she saw as the cornerstone of being a Mendoza. Like her mother, Teresa was also a woman of faith, who enjoyed going to mass on Sundays. She would say that she was not the perfect Catholic, but that she tried her best. In her younger years, Teresa was a hardworking, single mom, raising four children. She would hold multiple jobs if necessary to provide for her family, which later included taking care of her mother. Later in life, Teresa was still a hardworking woman, who took care of those who could no longer care for themselves. She worked tirelessly as a caregiver to the elderly, even as she became elderly herself. She would also happily help her children by watching her grandchildren and the children of her nieces and nephews. She would famously say “I watch kids, not toys.” On February 23, 2021, Teresa was taken from us too soon from the unforgiving illness that is Covid-19. During her final goodbyes, Teresa made sure that we knew she loved her kids and that we always made her happy. Although she said she was going to miss us, she will be reunited with her daughter, Andrea Perez, and her son, Mark Perez who preceded her in death. We, her children and grandchildren, will continue to honor her in death as we did in her life by always striving to making her “just too proud.” Mom/grandma, we will never forget you and will love you always. Teresa Mendoza Chavez proceeded her youngest daughter Andrea Perez, and youngest son Marc Perez (Anna Perez) in death. She is survived by her siblings Mary Solis, Ruben Mendoza, Josie Mendoza, Andrea Mendoza, Vickie Hansen and her eldest daughter Cindy Furlong (David Furlong), Eldest son Kenneth Rivas (Silvia Rivas), 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.


obituaries WOOLLUM, Joshua James 2/4/1978 - 3/14/2021

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Joshua James Woollum passed away unexpectedly. Josh was born on February 4, 1978 in Santa Barbara, CA, and was a lifelong resident.  Josh is survived by his parents, Stella and James David Woollum.  He also leaves behind a brother, Matthew David Woollum, and a nephew, Noah David Woollum.  Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Irene Tacadena, and David and Naomia Woollum, and many other family members with whom he is reunited with in Heaven. Josh loved kayaking for hours out at Goleta Beach, motorcycle rides and bicycling.  He loved participating in the Fiesta Bicycle Cruise, anything with wheels. Josh attended Foothill Elementary, La Colina Jr. High and San Marcos High School. He had a number of lifelong friends that remember him as always willing to lend a helping hand and they were honored to be his friend as Josh kept mostly to himself and let only a few friend in. Josh was amazing at so many things, especially his plumbing trade.  He worked for Woollum Plumbing for 25 years. A Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church will take place Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 10am followed by a graveside service at Calvary Cemetery. Due to COVID, Celebration of Life has been postponed.  Josh will be missed, but never forgotten.

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Wendell D. VanAtta 1/23/1928 - 2/17/2021

Ninety three years ago, Wendell D. VanAtta (Van), was born on a farm in Buffalo Prairie, Illinois. He attended Davenport High, where he met his future wife of 72 years, Ramona Pauline Stoner (Mona). After a stint in the U.S. Navy, Van married Mona, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, taught High School, worked as a contractor, sold cars, and later, as a hobby, restored vintage cars. He was truly a jack-of-all-trades. In 1958, Van followed his brother Don and wife Patty to California for the weather and settled in Orange County. Inspired by Van’s experience with a telephone directory publisher, Van and Mona started Anchor Publications, a company specializing in local directories for senior communities. After selling the business, they had more than 30 active retirement years, first in San Diego, and later in Santa Barbara. A long retirement gave Van an opportunity to fully indulge in his “new job,” golf, his favorite pastime. But what made Van so very special and important was how he tirelessly used his time off the links. He volunteered for community organizations throughout his life, including serving as President of the Newport Beach YMCA. He loved to help family and friends in need, and often put his ingenious carpentry, auto care, and other skills to that end. He and Mona generously put their nine grandchildren through college. In addition to being handy, he was extremely personable and the life of the party. It wasn’t unusual that the date of a party would be moved if he weren’t available. His jokes and genuine love of people

made everyone around him happy and feel important. Van’s devotion to Mona and family go unmatched. He was a good egg. He will be sorely missed. Van is survived by his wife, Mona, three children Susan Van Atta, Curtis Van Atta, Cynthia Paonessa, their spouses, and eight Grandchildren.

Thomas Richard Allyn, M.D. 7/24/1946 - 3/12/2021

Thomas Richard Allyn, M.D. passed away on March 12, 2021 with his beloved family by his side. Tom lived life on his terms and his passing was no different; he steered his own ship until the end. Tom was born in Springfield, IL on July 24, 1946 to Richard Allyn, M.D. and Ruth Allyn, R.N. In his early years, Tom was an age group swimmer and was later named captain of his high school swim team where one of his records remains unbroken today. Tom completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University where he was president of his fraternity Beta Theta Pi. After graduating from Northwestern, Tom taught school in inner city Chicago for two years before moving on to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In his junior year, he was elected to the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Tom also served on the curriculum committee, was president of his residence hall, and received the Psychi-

atry Prize for his work with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and hypertension. Upon graduating from Columbia, Tom moved on to Massachusetts General Hospital where he completed his internship, residency, and a fellowship in Nephrology. It was in his first days at MGH that he met his lifelong love, Denise. Tom and Denise married in 1975 and went on to have three wonderful children. They would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this year. After completing his studies at the MGH in 1979, Tom established the acute dialysis program and was Chief of Hemodialysis and acting Chief of Nephrology at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, also running a successful private practice at that time. In 1981, the young family moved across the country to Santa Barbara where Tom joined Michael B. Fisher, M.D. in his Nephrology practice. Soon after moving to Santa Barbara, Tom was named Chief of Nephrology at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Co-Director of their Acute Dialysis program. He held these positions until 2016. Tom not only had an insatiable love of learning but was also a gifted and dedicated educator. He relished his time teaching Cottage’s medical residents, receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award every year from 1987 to 2007. While at SBCH, Tom served as the Co-Chairman of the Medical Advisory Panel for several years, which was responsible for the development and implementation of many of SBCH’s important programs for patient care. Tom enjoyed writing about that process with Dr. Kenneth Cohn, receiving the Dean Conley Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives for the best paper in 2009. In the 1980s, Drs. Allyn and Fisher established the Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center, the Lompoc Artificial Kidney Center, and the first successful multi¬INDEPENDENT.COM

station dialysis center in Leòn, Mexico. Through these endeavors he helped care for thousands of patients over many decades. Tom regularly acknowledged that he could not have accomplished any of the above without the strong support of his family and exceptional staff. He had such respect for his employees and a true love for his patients. Although medicine was Tom’s lifelong passion, he took even greater pride and joy watching his children grow and excel in their lives: Jenny, a nurse practitioner in Nashville; Kim, a speechlanguage pathologist in San Francisco; and Paul, an Infectious Diseases physician at UCLA. In more recent years, Tom so enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow; each one bringing even more joy and love to his life. He was incredibly loving, supportive, and generous to his family and truly gave them a rich and beautiful life. Tom is survived by his wife Denise, children Jenny (Dave), Kim (Chad), and Paul (Liz), grandchildren Summer (10), Christopher (9), Julia (7), William (4), and Taylor (1), as well as his siblings Barbara, Paul, and David. Those who knew and loved Tom have suffered a tremendous loss, and the medical community in Santa Barbara will never be the same. He made such an incredible impact on so many people and without a doubt achieved his life’s goal: “to make a difference.” The Allyn family would like to thank everyone who supported them through this difficult transition. They feel blessed to have many dear friends and owe a huge debt of gratitude to the kind and compassionate staff of Serenity House. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to one of the organizations Tom regularly supported: United Way, CALM, or the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation. Services will be private with plans for a larger celebration of life later this year.

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obituaries Genevieve Marie Healey

2/1/1942 - 3/12/2021

Genevieve Marie Healey, our much-loved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her home on March 12, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was a fighter and survived pancreatic cancer for over four years. Genevieve was born on February 1, 1942 to the late Henry and Genevieve Crawford in Greenwich, Connecticut and was one of six children. She attended St. Mary’s High School and Albertus Magnus College. She married her high school sweetheart, William P. Healey, and they moved across the country and found success in California, eventually settling in Santa Barbara in the early 1980s. Genevieve went on to get her nursing degree, just like her mother and sister Barbara Gallo. She also loved volunteering for the local community and particularly enjoyed volunteering at Lotusland. Genevieve was a devoted mother and her greatest joy in life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She was the family rock, hosting beautiful gatherings for every holiday and important occasion. She also made sure the family kept in close contact with relatives from the east coast, coordinating frequent trips to see grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Genevieve was a devout Catholic and attended mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel nearly every day. She was 18

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grateful that she was able to see the Pope John Paul II in Rome and while he visited Los Angeles and had quite the collection of beautiful rosary beads that were blessed by him. Genevieve is survived by four children, Christine Looper, Linda Goodwin, Michael Healey and his wife Laura, and Carolyn Healey. Her eleven grandchildren were the light of her life: Jennifer Hirsch, Taylor Starling and Owen Stagnaro; Cody, Brooke, Skyler, Chad and Riley Goodwin; and Alexis and Jake Healey. A church service will be held on March 29, 2021 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Cemetery service will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara.

Devin Mae Johns 3/9/2020

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

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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 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 WelchRyce-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.

Eleanor L. Thomas 3/13/2021

Eleanor Thomas passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 13, at Mission Terrace, at the age of 96. She was born in Los Angeles, California to Fred and Catherine Brand. They later moved to Downey where she attended junior high and high school. She met her future husband, Robert C. Thomas, in junior high; they married in 1944 and were together for 43 years until his death. Eleanor enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, dessert, and recently, coloring. She was a fan of the Dodgers and Lakers, and enjoyed watching tennis. She also loved watching old movies on TCM. She was preceded in death by her husband, and sister Mary Olsten. She is survived by her two daughters, Robin Thomas and Elizabeth Alix (David), and two grandchildren, Michael Knowles (Michael KraemerKnowles) and Laura Bang. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Byers for his many years of care for our mother, as well as the staff and caregivers at Mission Terrace.

Mary Katheryne Hawkins Valentine 2/26/2021

Mary Katheryne Hawkins Valentine, known as Katie, passed away after a long, valiant fight with cancer, on February 26, 2021 in Columbia Fall, MT. She leaves behind her husband, Joseph Valentine, her two children, Raiden (13) and Serena (9), her mother Elinor Hawkins Olivas, her stepfather, Fred Olivas, her sister Sara Hawkins, brother-in-law Shawn and nephew Jubal. Her father, James Hawkins, preceded her in death. Katie was born in Santa Barbara. December 7, 1978, and graduated from Carpinteria High School. Katie devoted her life’s work to cooking and working in the food industry. Throughout her long illness, Katie inspired her loved ones with her positive faith and love. Her bright spirit will remain forever with all who knew her.

Karen E. (Karena) Ryals 9/18/1945 - 11/3/2019

Karena died at Serenity House after a long struggle with breast cancer. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1975 and through the years was active in property management, real estate, massage therapy, yoga practice and teaching. But most of all, Karena was a wise, vibrant, loving human being who will be terribly missed by her countless friends and family. A celebration of her life will be scheduled in early 2020.


In Memoriam

Judy Sutcliffe 1941-2021

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cliffe fell in love with Santa Barbara as a 36-year-old winter fugitive from Audubon, Iowa, she had one friend and no home here. Five years later, she was standing under the arch of the county’s iconic courthouse next to Queen Elizabeth II and Mayor Sheila Lodge, unveiling her large tile plaque that commemorates the historic meeting in Santa Barbara between the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and the Queen of the United Kingdom on March 1, 1983. Shortly after Judy’s compelling winter visit in January 1978, she sold everything she had in Iowa for cash and returned to Santa Barbara in her old red VW Beetle, into which she fit everything she owned. While in Iowa, where she grew up, multitalented Judy had written beef and hog columns for regional newsletters, designed dolls for the animated film Raggedy Ann and Andy, created and manufactured more than 70 editions of Iowa Heritage collector plates, and sculpted dolls of every Iowa First Lady, which are on permanent display in Iowa’s State Capitol. “I moved to California and changed my life,” Judy recalled. She used the $15,000 cash she’d reaped in Iowa as a down payment for a modest $77,000 house on Cliff Drive. Having no more money and no income, she slept on the floor, rented out a room to the ocean diver who’d sold her the house, forwent furniture and restaurants, assembled an art studio and kiln in her garage, and set out to make a new career and new friends. Among her first was stonemason Ozzie Da Ros. Ozzie recommended to a customer that she hire Judy to design and create a unique kitchen tile mural for a new custom home. Judy had found a new career. She quickly became renowned for her custom tile work. In addition to tiles for hundreds of homes, she created and restored dozens of tile murals and commemorations in public places and institutions that continue to illuminate our community today. “I … painted quite a few tile plaques for adobes, asserting that somewhere under the freshly painted stucco and pretty tiles, a very old and historic structure was buried,” she later remembered. Of the historic adobes decorated by her tiles’ discursive historic elucidation are the Rochin and Orella adobes downtown. Historian Neal Graffy’s favorite is on the Ortega adobe at Arroyo Hondo on the Gaviota Coast. “Judy illustrated the text with drawings of the cast of people in the canyon’s story, including the four-horse stagecoach that stopped there. Each of her plaques is different; it isn’t just the words that tell the story, but Judy’s drawings, design, and border decorations as well. Her artistry is timeless and shines on for all of us.” Judy’s tile plaques grace more than historic adobes. A particular beauty is the lengthy explanation of the street name Anapamu, Chumash for “rising place,” on West Anapamu Street, which incorporates many colorful Chumash pictographs. Sheila Lodge met Judy when she was restoring the Don Quixote tile scenes in a courtyard at the Music Academy. Lodge reports her favorite of Judy’s plaques is the festive

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view of the “popcorn man” at the foot of State Street. While other plaques grace the airport, the Koury Market, the Arlington Theatre, Santa Cruz Island’s winery, the Hitching Post restaurant in Casmalia, and many other sites, with thousands of tourists and locals passing every year, Judy’s 1982 depiction of “popcorn man” Everett Nicholin, who gave “character and personality to Stearns Wharf,” and his truck likely has the largest audience. In 1985, Judy’s art turned to a world audience when she taught herself to design lettering. Apple’s new LaserWriter, the first network printer, revolutionized type graphics and printing. Judy created dozens of unique typefaces under her new moniker the “Electric Typographer” for use in the new laser printers. Her many highly original typefaces include “Tommy’s Type” of letters hanging on clothesline, a replication of Leonardo da Vinci’s handwriting, Hawaiian petroglyphs, architectural lettering, masks, and florals. By 1994, Macworld magazine recommended Judy’s fonts among the best typefaces for sale. One was used on the covers of Harry Potter coloring books. Her interest in typefaces led Judy to purchase several small hand printing presses, first a Chandler & Price and then a Vandercook & Sons, which she installed in her garage studio. With Roger Levenson of the Tamalpais Press in Berkeley as a mentor, Judy designed books for Noel Young and his Capra Press here in Santa Barbara as well as many issues of Noticias, the historical society’s occasional publication. Young asked Judy to design a 1988 centennial biography of Lotte Lehmann. Lehmann was a legendary German oper-

atic soprano (and discoverer of the Trapp Family Singers) who fled from Hitler to Santa Barbara in the late 1930s. Lehmann was instrumental in establishing the Music Academy in 1947 and serving as its first opera instructor. Judy again found new friends. “I stumbled into a friendship with Frances Holden, born in 1899, the woman who had been Lotte’s companion from the 1940s until Lotte’s death in Santa Barbara in 1976. I spent many hours at their home [Orplid, in Hope Ranch], with room after room full of Frances’s books, with Lotte’s painting and sculptures scattered about,” she explained. Her favorite Lehmann opera roles were in Der Rosenkavalier. “I love this opera. It’s sad and sweet and hilarious and wise, and it’s about love and loving and letting go … beyond its basic beauty, it is tasseled with tendrils of memory.” In 1988 Holden asked Judy to be her representative to the Lehmann celebration in Vienna, including a performance of Der Rosenkavalier in the Wiener Staatsoper, the state opera house, on Lehmann’s 100th birthday. Judy later wrote “[W]e were much awed at the whole spectacle, the opera was opulently performed.” Judy also helped organize the Lehmann centennial celebration at UCSB. “Judy was a consistent advocate for Lehmann’s legacy, whether in editing the biography of the soprano; writing newsletters for the Lotte Lehmann League, which she founded; traveling to Europe to uncover historic Lehmann documents; and providing her lifetime accumulation of such material to relevant institutions,” League chair Gary Hickling said recently. By 1996, Judy’s Mesa home had increased in value. She was turning 55 and ready for another adventure. She explained her thinking at the time: “I can stay in Santa Barbara and work the rest of my life or return to the Midwest and do what I want for the rest of my life.” So she sold her home her and moved home to Audubon, where she invested the proceeds in purchasing 10 rental houses. There she met another new friend, Sandy Scott, who ran the Donna Reed Festival in nearby Denison. In 1997, they moved to a historic 1830s miner’s cottage in Galena, Illinois. They opened their Longbranch Gallery in nearby Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in 2000 and created a new nonprofit folk school for the arts and crafts in 2004, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, where Judy taught many classes and wrote several books. In January, Sandy and Judy celebrated her 80th birthday at their gallery in Wisconsin, where she died on March 3. n

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now written four books, including his latest, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, which hit the New York Times best-seller list immediately upon publication in November of 2020. As with his previous memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, this one features the same self-effacing wit and absence of sentimentality that makes Fox’s voice as a writer so distinctive. Unlike more traditional autobiographers, Fox recounts much of his past through the lens of the lyrical present tense. This choice gives a jaunty immediacy to his frequent encounters with physical peril. Recalling a tumble he took while hiking in Bhutan in the eastern Himalaya, Fox writes, “It occurs to me that I am about to do an ugly face plant, with momentum,” and continues the narration as though it were happening right in the moment. “Quick decision: tamp the velocity of falling forward and down by throwing myself by Charles Donelan sideways. In doing this, I take a shortcut thirty feet through the brush to the next switchback.” The reader learns to accept, as Fox has done, a reality in which abrupt Diagnosed at age 29 with early onset Parkinson’s disease, departures from the vertical are only a single misstep away. he has sustained an extraordinary career through sheer Elsewhere, he uses the present tense to lend gentle irony determination and nearly unfathomable resiliency. Mar- to another perennial Parkinsonian dilemma—the unpreried for more than three decades to the love of his life, the dictability of one’s movement around others. “I love my proud father of a handsome family, and one of the most mother too much to give her a hug,” he writes in a chapter distinguished and prolific actors in American history, he’s titled “Unsafe at Any Speed,” underlining the way in which

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in Montecito this year. Michael J. Fox and his wife, Tracy Pollan, have been here since the fall, enjoying some respite from the cold New York City winter and using their new home as a base in which to pod with their four adult children. I spoke with Fox for almost an hour on Zoom last week. He truly is a prince of a human. Wise, courageous, and humble in the face of overwhelming challenges, Fox has dared more in his life than most of us will ever imagine.

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his condition often renders everyday life’s instinctive gestures self-conscious and alien. As it accumulates over time, however, the impact of this narrative technique sends the reader another deeper message that is more powerful for being implicit. This man refuses the verdict of time and its mournful refrain of “was” and “were.” In the book’s penultimate chapter, Fox waxes philosophical, writing that when he visits “the past now, it is for wisdom and experience, not for regret or shame.” Acknowledging the limitations imposed on him by his body and by mortality, he vows to remain in the moment, writing that: Whatever my physical circumstances are today, I will deal with them and remain present. If I fall, I will rise up. As for the future, I haven’t been there yet. I only know that I have one. Until I don’t. The last thing we run out of is the future.

A YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY While many of the stories in No Time Like the Future revolve around Fox’s family and friends having fun and living fulfilling lives, at its core, there’s a sequence of frightening brushes with serious illness and even potential death. A tumor on his spine sends Fox to the hospital for a highly invasive, intricate surgical procedure. The rehabilitation he undergoes to be able to walk again goes well … until it


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doesn’t. An unexpected fall that takes place in his kitchen results in a broken arm and an emotional setback that sends this inveterate optimist into an uncharacteristic spiral of self-doubt. Talking about this, he’s disarmingly matter-of-fact, saying, “Parkinson’s Disease? That was nobody’s fault. The tumor on my spine? The same. But that broken arm? That was on me. I lost out to my impulse to go faster.” Unable to write by hand or type effectively, Fox and his longtime producing partner, Nelle Fortenberry, have developed a routine that allows him to compose clear and literate prose by dictation. They meet on FaceTime, and she types as fast as he speaks—no mean feat. During our interview, I was struck by the high degree of focus he maintains, regardless of what’s happening in his body. He compared what’s involved in sitting still for him to the building-block game Jenga. As soon as he reaches equilibrium, something shifts, and he needs to rebalance himself. In another memorable metaphor, Fox told me that people sometimes forget that for him there’s “always a schnauzer tugging at my pants leg.” Fortunately for Fox, most of the medical mishaps that he details in the book occurred in 2018, before the COVID pandemic hit, rendering extended hospital stays more complicated and dangerous for everyone. The writing of the book, however, did continue through the first six months of quarantine, a fact that he acknowledges had an impact on the tone, if not the content. Surrounded by people going through an unprecedented period of grief and loss, he became self-conscious about publishing a work that he describes as written from an “eyeball-to-navel perspective.” As a result, he added an eloquent epilogue in which he describes the way he and his children drew closer as a family unit holed up together, and how his heart went out to the heroic frontline healthcare workers he had come to know so well from his stints at Johns Hopkins and Mount Sinai.

ZOOM TO THE FUTURE Zooming with Michael J. Fox flows as naturally as the plot of a well-scripted sitcom. Alone in a pristine white room in view of a cluster of shaggy eucalyptus trees, he maintains eye contact and listens thoughtfully to every word. The various shifts in position he must make to maintain that Jenga-like bodily equilibrium gradually fade from one’s consciousness as the beating heart of a phenomenal performer comes to the fore. He’s nearing the end of his fifties, but one still sees in flashes the dynamic physicality that made him a major movie and television star before he turned 30. The uncanny agility that was his trademark when he portrayed Marty McFly in Back to the Future hasn’t vanished, but it has been transformed into a new kind of grace. On the subject of finding himself working again in such programs as Boston Legal, Rescue Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Good Wife, Fox hews to a simple formula of “less to work with; more to accomplish.” Although she doesn’t make an appearance during our interview, it’s abundantly clear that Tracy Pollan is never far from Fox’s mind, either in the book’s narrative or in everyday life. The couple had only been married a short time when he received the devastating Parkinson’s diagnosis. Although it is now 30 years ago, Fox still remembers the moment he broke the news to Tracy, telling her that though his symptoms were still barely noticeable, the disease was like “a truck coming. We can’t see it yet, and we don’t know how fast it’s moving, but one thing is certain—at some point I will be hit.”

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He sees the years 1994 and 1995 as the period when his “acceptance began,” and he freely acknowledges that, in order to make genuine progress, he had to quit consuming alcohol. “I tried to drink my way out of it for a while,” he told me, adding with a wry expression, “It didn’t work.” Asked to explain how he manages to avoid sentimentality when writing about devastating challenges, the answer comes immediately: “Tracy is not sentimental.” Elaborating on this shared sensibility, Fox says that in his mind, “sentimentality is in the same family as pity. There’s kismet, but some things just are.” The book is infused with Fox’s sometimes mischievous sense of humor. When, after a particularly rough patch, a nurse politely asks him how he is feeling, Fox replies simply, “perforated.” At heart, he remains the young wise guy who left Canada for Hollywood without finishing college. Speaking of his childhood, he describes his father, who died when Fox was in his twenties, as a bundle of contradictions, “a hard-ass and sentimental both.” Recalling how his father strove to please the family at Christmastime, he lingers over a memory of his dad sitting quietly, admiring the lights on the tree. This long-standing loss is underscored in the book under the chapter title “My Two Dads.” The second dad, Tracy’s father, Stephen Pollan, became a powerful presence in Fox’s life. In fact, it’s Stephen Pollan’s death that marks the beginning of what Fox terms as his horrible year, 2018.

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the Fox Foundation. His mind is full of critical decisions when, while snorkeling in the warm Caribbean waters, he encounters a giant old sea turtle. In one of the book’s rare past-tense passages, he sees something of himself in the animal’s weathered shell and ragged fins. Something had taken a chunk out of his right front fin, and a nasty scar marked his beak. We swam together for a while. The guy had obviously been through a lot, and had earned the right to go where he wanted. He imbued me with a measure of his will. Sure, it might be easier to just flow with the current, but sometimes you have to risk charting a new course. A full two decades later, that turtle’s significance returns. Fox decides it’s time to get a tattoo. After the trauma of his broken arm and the extraordinary battle he had waged with the tumor on his spine, he is reminded of that oceanic encounter, and he goes off to a certain “Mr. K” in SoHo for the image of a black-and-gray sea turtle that now swims on the inside of his right forearm. For most of us, the idea of getting your first tattoo at age 58 seems anomalous. After all, aren’t tattoos the kind of thing that you either have or don’t have by the time you’re 40? Yet in many ways, this turtle, whose image is graphically repeated before each section of No Time Like the Future, epitomizes the man Michael J. Fox has become—battered and scarred, yes, but still swimming toward a new adventure. “The last thing we run out of is n the future.”

Without ever slipping into the didactic or the pretentious, No Time Like the Future evinces the presence of a mind that’s widely read and well-informed about a remarkably broad range of things. Playing golf with pals like George Stephanopoulos and Harlan Coben may seem like exactly the kind of life a televi-sion megastar might lead, and that’s certainly in there, but so are references to Anna Dea-vere Smith and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.. Tracy’s brother Michael, he of The Botany of Desire and How to Change Your Mind,, turns in a cameo or two, just enough to remind you that this is a milieu that’s hardly restricted to film and television stars. In a poignant chapter set at the annual gala for the Fox Foundation, an enormously successful Parkinson’s research foundation he started, Michael turns the spotlight on Jimmy Choi, a Parkinson’s patient from Illinois whose story was turned into a short film for the event. It’s Fox’s gift to see others clearly and to respond to them with genuine empathy that brings the book’s many characters and settings into a unified whole. This empathy is expansive. In the book, Fox reflects on his aging dog, Gus, a faithful companion whose physical deterioration strikes him as cruelly abrupt. After all, a dog is old at age 12, something that seems, when compared to the long lives of such random creatures as a certain sea urchin, to be harshly unfair. In another moment of interspecies identification, Fox writes about a New Year’s 1999 family vacation in the Virgin Islands. It is a time when he’s about to retire from Spin City and when he’s contemplating the start of

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Egg Hunt Scavenger Hunt Follow on @ShopPaseoNeuvo to get clues for the location of brightly colored plastic eggs that will be hidden at a different time and in different locations daily through April 2. Eggs will contain a token to be redeemed at the Management Office for a $50 gift card to one of the stores. Also, visit the website to send a postcard to the Easter Bunny. 11am-5pm. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free.

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3/25: Rooftop Yoga Join this fast-paced, all-levels class that will offer a fun yoga sequence followed by relaxing and restorative poses as you listen to music and voice instruction through a wireless headset. Bring your own mat and props. 5:30-6:30pm. East Beach Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse Rooftop, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $15.

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Phoenix, founder of Blueprint Earth and author of the memoir Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life, will share insight about her life as a volcanologist and natural hazards expert as well as her unbelievable adventures around the globe following her love of science. 6:30-7:30pm. Free. (805) 682-6787. Free.

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FRIDAY 3/26 3/26: Virtual Event: TED & Joe in the Morning: Misfit Beauty Join the S.B. Public Library to watch the TED talk videos The Beauty of Being a Misfit, To This Day ... for the bullies and beautiful, and What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection and then connect for a discussion after. Registration is required. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Call (805) 564-5621 or email JLemberger@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

separate performances of personal, touching, humorous, and interesting stories created by SBCC students, staff, and faculty through April 17. Chapter 1 - Friends and Family, Chapter 2 - The Unexpected, Chapter 3 - Discoveries. GA: $10/per chapter; senior/ staff: $5. theatregroupsbcc.com

3/31: Webinar: Sheila Lodge Former S.B. mayor Sheila Lodge

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3/28: Indivisible S.B.: Pen Connection If you have a little spare time and are politically motivated, you can support refugees trapped in unsafe detention or make a difference in elections now. Contact Ethan Turpin. 2-5pm. Free. (805) 570-9439 or email ethanseye@gmail.com.

3/30: Plan While You Can: Strategize Your Personal Property in Estate Planning Learn

3/31: Ice in Paradise 5K Virtual Run All hockey players, figure skaters, family members, recreational skaters, and community members are invited to walk, run, roll, or bike to complete their 5K through April 4. Funds will go toward assisting in the rink reopening process. Visit the website to register. $20. Call (859) 420-8179 or email skatingdirector@iceinparadise.org.

from an appraiser and former planned giving and financial professional about what is fair and equitable, distribution options, bequest tips, and consequences of passing on personal possessions. Register online. Noon-1pm. Free. Call (805) 682-4711 x179 or email rrose@sbnature2.org. tinyurl.com/PlanningEstate

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3/31: 36th S.B. Film Festival Visit the website to check out information about tonight’s opening night virtual film, Invisible Valley, as well as a schedule of over 100 films, celebrity tributes, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, and free beachside drive-in screenings. Screening: 8pm. GA: Free-$15; passes: $350, $500, $5000. Read more on p. 30.

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Vineyard to uncork and apply what you’ve learned about insects changing the way winemaking grapes are grown during this virtual wine tasting with Doug Margerum and Schlinger Foundation Chair and Curator of Entomology Matthew Gimmel, PhD. Customize your experience with gourmet and insect tasting packages ($25 additional each). 5-6pm. $20-$100.

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Museum Reopenings S.B. Museum of Natural History Visit the website to make a reservation. Masks are required. Open Wed.-Sun.: 10am-4pm. 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free$15. Call (805) 682-4711 or email info@ sbnature2.org. sbnature.org

S.B. Museum of Natural History Sea Center Tickets are available onsite only (not online). Masks are required. Open Wed.-Sun., 10am-4pm. 211 Stearns Wharf. Free-$10. Call (805) 962-2526 or email admissions-sc@sbnature2.org.

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he enemy was rampant and still on the march of easy conquest,” reported the new Aircraft Year Book in 1943. At 22, Harriette Rees was single and living with her parents on West Sola Street when she learned of a new manufacturing plant opening on the Eastside, hiring women, with good pay. She walked “right over” to the National Guard Armory on East Canon Perdido, across the street from Santa Barbara High School, from which she’d recently graduated in 1940. The Armory had emptied out, with men being called to active duty as World War II raged across the globe. In the Armory’s vacant rooms, Lockheed Aircraft of Burbank was opening one of its 18 aircraft manufacturing plants in Southern California, fabricating parts and subassemblies for its Hudson Bomber, a favorite of the British Royal Air Force, and by license from Boeing Aircraft of Seattle, the B-17 Flying Fortress—a key fighter against German targets. The Hudson Bomber was a twoengine, four-gun, five-man warplane, 44 feet long and 65½ feet from wing to wing. Two years earlier, it was the first aircraft to capture a German submarine. Ads from 1943 heralded it a “Sub Smasher … Lockheed’s Hudson holds the official R.A.F. … record for having smashed more subs than any other warplane.” Rees set to work building Sub Smashers. She became a riveter, inserting 10 four-inch rivets into 15 metal sheets to hold them together, 150 rivets per day. On the other side of the metal sheets, another worker handled bucking the rivets. “I had to hold the rivet gun carefully, with two hands, rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat, all day … some days I worked the drill press, making holes for the rivets … that was a dangerous job—usually a man did it.” In another room at the Armory, women worked on subassemblies for Boeing’s B-17, a four-motored long-range bomber, which dropped more bombs than any other aircraft during World War II, with deadly results for its enemies in several war theaters. The 1943 Aircraft Year Book explained that personnel shortages in aircraft manufacturing were met “despite the loss of … trained men to the armed services, by the broad Lockheed educational program of job training and upgrading applied to increasing thousands of women workers and to the physically handicapped….” Several hundred women worked at the Lockheed plant on East Canon Perdido Street, as well as the Vega and Douglas Aircraft plants elsewhere in Santa Barbara.  During 1943, the United States built 85,946 warplanes. On January 3, 1944, General Henry H.

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as first-rate welders, riveters, inspectors….” By the beginning of 1944, half of Boeing’s workers were women. Now 98, Harriette Rees Azlein muses, “That was feminism, but I didn’t know it then. Women became more accepted in the workplace. Our roles changed; people understood we did good work. The ability to walk in, apply for a job, work hard, get good pay—it gave women courage.” After the war ended in 1945, Harriette helped run the Redistribution Station at the Mar Monte Hotel on East Beach, which provided rest and recreation for military combat soldiers returning from overseas, immunizations, and reassignments. For 30 years, she taught elementary students at Lincoln, Wilson, Monroe, and Harding schools. She liked teaching 3rd grade the best because kids at that age are “so full of energy.” She remembers her time as a riveter as “the most adventurous and intense job I ever had, during a war I don’t want to relive.” n

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or the first time since 1948, the Santa Barbara Sea Shells weren’t allowed to sail together last summer on the shores of West Beach, where generations of kids have tackled their tacking while learning their bows from their sterns. “We were, for all intents and purposes, shut down completely,” said Dana Longo, the organization’s new commodore, himself a Sea Shell sailor from 1979 to 1981 who rejoined as a parent two years ago. “That being said, it is hard to imagine a more appropriately socially distanced sport than singlehanded small boat sailing!”  Being a nonprofit reliant on dues, donations, and an annual fundraising event to survive, the off year hit the group’s finances hard, so they’re hoping that families new and old return for the 2021 season, which kicks off with an open house on April 3. After three April Sundays of instruction, the Sea Shells will gather for fun-focused races every Sunday at 11 a.m. until June 27 and then again August 15 to September 26. After about three youth races, the adults get to challenge each other as well.  Costs for the entire season start at $345 if you already own one of the small US Sabot or RS Tera boats (which outgoing families typically sell on the cheap) and $445 if you don’t. That’s less than $25 a week if you hit every Sunday, which you are not required to do.   “Our goal is to impart a love of the sport to the next generation,” said Arjun McAvoy, the group’s treasurer. “We hope to foster the life skills of problem solving and self-reliance in a supportive and collaborative environment. My personal hope is that sailing on the Santa Barbara waterfront each Sunday with their friends will create great memories in our children so they will want to raise their kids here too!” —Matt Kettmann

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or the Bishop Diego and Dos Pueblos High School football teams, the return to action Friday night was a dream come true. The two teams battled admirably in tight games, with the Cardinals notching a 13-7 victory over St. Bonaventure and the Chargers falling to Fillmore 14-13. “When you think about the fact that these guys have really only had two weeks where they’ve been lined up against somebody else, first game, sloppy things are exacerbated,” said Bishop Diego coach Tom Crawford of the difficulty of preparing for this abbreviated spring season. “We need to clean those things up.” The Bishop Diego defense stood tall in its return to action, highlighted by a game-changing interception return for a touchdown by Buddy Melgoza that ushered the team to victory. As for Santa Barbara, San Marcos, and Carpinteria high schools, COVID-19 has delayed the start of their seasons. The annual rivalry game between the Dons and the Royals was canceled due to a positive test. Carpinteria was also forced to cancel its game against Fillmore. Dos Pueblos water polo was also put on pause and has only been able to play one game of its shortened spring season. —Victor Bryant

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In his last, beautiful game as a UCSB basketball player, JaQuori McLaughlin had 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 7.5 assists. The half-assist came in the frantic final seconds. Sandwiched by two Creighton defenders, McLaughlin threaded a pass to Amadou Sow, who made what looked like the game-winning layup until it wasn’t, the ball spinning tantalizingly around the rim and then falling into the hands of Creighton, assuring the favored Bluejays a 63-62 victory over the Gauchos. It was one of the thrillers that happened Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament at Indianapolis. March Madness, indeed. Returning to the spotlight after a dreary year’s absence, the first weekend reminded us why it may be the most exciting sports show on earth. As a No. 12 seed, UCSB was the possible purveyor of an upset over No. 5 Creighton, and the Gauchos came oh-so-close to pulling it off. Other longshots obliterated millions of bracket predictions.

While some games devolved into a wild mishmash of turnovers (hello, Texas; goodbye, Texas), the UCSBCreighton match was very well played. The Bluejays swarmed around McLaughlin, the Gauchos’ leading scorer who earlier in the week received All-America honorable mention from the Associated Press. The senior guard displayed exquisite control, never forcing a shot when there was an open teammate to connect with. The one time he turned the ball over on an errant pass, McLaughlin singularly defended a two-on-one break and blocked Creighton’s shot. UCSB coach Joe Pasternack said the disappointing outcome “can’t define our season.” The Gauchos went 22-5 and reached the NCAAs for the first time in 10 years as Big West champions. Against the Big East’s Creighton, boasting a pedigree of regular March Madness appearances, they showed they belonged. Likewise, Sow should not be defined by a fluky shot. Don’t forget that the junior forward scored the Gauchos’ last four points, giving them a 62-61 lead with a pair of clutch free throws. Senior guard Devearl Ramsey declared they won and lost as a team. “We had a tight, close group,” he said. “That’s why we had no COVID positives. We made sure no one did anything risky.” More difficult than losing a game was the fate of Virginia Commonwealth, which incurred late COVID infections and had to forfeit its NCAA opener against Oregon. Because of the pandemic, the Gauchos played the entire season in empty gyms until last Saturday, when limited attendance was allowed. UCSB had an allotment of 250 tickets that quickly sold out. Ramsey said it was gratifying to see Santa Barbara fans in Lucas Oil Stadium. WOMEN’S MADNESS: The NCAA vowed to do better

after an Oregon player rightfully exposed its inferior treatment of women’s teams. Nobody can seriously downgrade their brand of basketball. One of the most fun games of the postseason was a Big West shootout between UC Irvine and UCSB. The Gaucho women made 18 three-point baskets, but Irvine came out on top, 92-90. In the NAIA women’s tournament, Westmont College shattered all single-game records by burying 21 threes. Led by guards Stefanie Berberabe, Lauren Tsuneishi, and Iyree Jarrett, the Warriors hoped to bring a second national title back to Montecito. —John Zant

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beach town, you’re naturally inclined to face the ocean when choosing your outdoor seat at Little Dom’s Seafood, the restaurant that opened last summer in the former Sly’s location on Linden Avenue. You’d be wrong, though, as the mountain vistas to the north and west are far more stunning, especially on days when the sunlightsplashed clouds cast even more dramatic depth across those imposing peaks. Or maybe my vision was skewed by heavenly bites of that afternoon’s fettunta, lavished with creamy cuts of bluefin, their richness cut by a tangy, just barely spicy salsa verde and fennel-pollen-flecked yogurt. Translating to “oily bread,” fettunta is Tuscan toast that’s rubbed with garlic and then grilled — basic bruschetta can qualify — but Little Dom’s version managed to alter my entire experience, triggering my

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taste buds into more acute attention and, somehow, making mountains more beautiful. I’d started with a half dozen Kumiai and Kumamoto oysters, the suggestion of general manager and wine buyer Liz Hammond to pair with the crisp melon de Bourgogne that I picked from her exciting wine list, a mix of intriguing Old World selections, hip labels like Broc, and Central Coast stars like Holus

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Bolus and Caraccioli. “I realize you can get them other places, but you ordered the melon, so…,” she explained. “My personal favorite is putting the mignonette and cocktail sauce together.” I’d concur, though the oysters were so fresh they didn’t need a thing. The fettunta was followed by a squid ink mafaldine, a dish I’ve had elsewhere, almost always heavy to the point of tummy-popping. This one, laced with spicy uni butter and savory on the nose like stewed parmesan rinds, turned out to be refreshing, tingling with acidity, ample heat, and chopped herbs. I didn’t know squid ink pasta went that way. My entrée entered classic territory: sea bass caught from our waters and treated picatta-style, expertly crisped on the outside, yet still taut on the interior, warmed by a zesty citrus-butter sauce and served atop string beans. On the side were addictive fried potatoes, blasted with garlic and lemon, Little Dom’s Seafood co-owners Warner Ebbink (left) and Brandon Boudet the smashed ones being most addictively crunchy. My plans to bring some of fee Shop in 2000. It was a homecoming for Ebbink, the panna cotta dessert home for my family were who was raised in Manhattan Beach but started worksquashed when I inhaled its silky essence. But I did ing in Hollywood hospitality while in college, and emerge with remains of the mafal- the desert-themed diner enjoyed icon status until its dine and picatta, and everything COVID-related closure this past January. was still delicious when reheated They took over West Hollywood’s Rat Pack–loving two days later, an uncommon feat Dominick’s in 2004 (it closed in 2015), and scored an for seafood leftovers. immediate (even pandemic-proof) hit with the 2008 “This was always opening of Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. Explained Boukind of my dream: to det, a chef who was raised in New Orleans and started live in a seaside town his cooking career in San Francisco, “It’s really turned and to have a great into a neighborhood institution over the last 12 years.” seafood restaurant,” coThat’s the hope for Little Dom’s Seafood as well, owner Warner Ebbink and it has the bones to get there. There’s the sit-down had told me on the phone restaurant, which traded Sly’s high-tops for booths, a few days earlier. “We and now features a parklet as well as sidewalk seating. really focused on that.” In addition to the seafood, there’s a range of Italian Though they seem too classics (meatballs, chicken parm), American comfort young for such exaltations, food (fried chicken, tenderloin), and a full quiver of Ebbink and his business wood-fired pizzas. Then there’s a delicatessen of sorts partner, Brandon Boudet, in the back along 7th Street, where the entire menu are legends of the Los Ange- can be ordered for takeout or where you can grab les restaurant scene. After sandwiches on stecca bread, pickled veggies, fresh meeting while working for mozzarella, handmade pasta, cookies, olive oil cake, the same restaurant group and more. The team seems to have the required small-town in New York City, the two opened Hollywood’s 101 Cof- soul, too. Ebbink bought a home in Ojai almost 15

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George Floyd by Minneapolis police triggered the country’s most fierce protests since the civil rights era, the Central Coast became a focal point for the wine industry’s diversity and equity issues. In an open letter written by Simonne Mitchelson and Justin Trabue, who both live and work in wine between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, the two women criticized the lack of action or even words coming from wineries both near and far. “Your silence is deafening,” they wrote. “The wine industry is one of great power in this country, but has always been out of reach for Black people and people of color. This is changing, albeit at a glacial pace, but moving nonetheless because we are making spaces for ourselves and demanding accessibility to an industry that historically has been associated with the white upper class.” Khalil Kinsey The letter triggered soul-searching for the industry, but also put Mitchelson, who now works for Jackson Family Wines, and Trabue, who works for both Lumen and Ancient land,” said Trabue. Explained Kinsey, “Natural Peaks, on the forefront of fostering real change. wine embodies a lot of the concepts we identify Over the summer, they connected with Khalil with as human beings, when it comes to holisKinsey, who oversees the Kinsey Collection of tic practices, when it comes to things that have African American Art & History; Eric Bach, a soul and heart.” marketing pro who cofounded Hipcamp and The wines are being labeled with art from Kinsey’s collection, and the first Good Boy Wines; Teron Stevenson, a partner of The Friend Bar and The Little shipment’s funds will go toward Friend in Los Angeles; Santa Cal Poly’s BIPOC Wine and VitiBarbara County natives Camculture Scholarship Program. eron and Marlen Porter, who Meanwhile, Natural Action is own Amplify Wines; and movie actively working with wineries to develop more positions for costumer Katie Workinger, who people of color in order to raise also works with Good Boy. “We are just concerned world awareness that this is a viable N citizens who want to do some career choice, despite the hisN A M T T BY MATT KE good,” said Kinsey of what united toric lack of opportunity.

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“We really want to bring longevity,” said Mitchelson. “That’s a critically important part of this conversation. It’s not a trend. It’s not a one-off. This is a contribution to something that is an investment in Black education. The wineries we have been working with have committed to internships and job opportunities. The education part is very important to us, that it’s more than just a donation to us.” Kinsey sees the wine industry as just a microcosm of the country at large, and this as one tool toward fixing the problems. “People don’t know what they don’t know,” said Kinsey, who believes that the lack of information, or outright misinformation, about multicultural contributions to society is a major cause of our current divisions. “We all share in this American story. That’s what we are trying to instill through the wine club.” They recognize that this is the start of a long campaign. “It has been this for a very long time, so I would assume that the changes aren’t going to be super-swift,” said Stevenson, who sees increased media coverage as one positive sign. “But we gotta take a crack at it.” n See naturalaction.org.

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he Santa Barbara International Film Festival never shies from highlighting complex issues on the big screen, and this year’s opening night selection throws the cultural conundrums and economic disparities of a familiar corner of California right into the headlights. Showcasing the Coachella Valley—which, much like Santa Barbara, is a land of both wealthy semi-residents and migrant farmworkers — the documentary Invisible Valley tells the tale of one farmworker family that’s trying hard to stay in one place while showcasing the efforts of a nonprofit and goodhearted individuals to improve conditions for many more. Set against lush golf courses, massive but mostly empty Palm Springs mansions, and, of course, the raucous fun of the Coachella music festival, it’s a moving portrait made ominous by the degrading state of the Salton Sea, an environmental disaster that hints at a more dire future. Shot mostly in 2017 and 2018, this is the first documentary for director Aaron Maurer and producer Zach McMillan, New York City residents who have been friends since elementary school in Minneapolis. We spoke about the film earlier this month. What drew you to making a documentary about the Coachella Valley? Zach McMillan: It is a surreal place. Even visually, it is surreal. I had only known it through the music festivals, golf courses, Palm Springs, and all that. Literally across the street from that, in some instances, it is agriculture; it’s farmland; it’s field-workers. You enter the eastside of the valley, and it’s a totally different world. Aaron Maurer: We started with the idea to look at things from a different perspective. What if we look at everybody in this valley as migrating? Immigrant workers move for harvest season. Snowbirds come for winter. The Coachella party kids come every year for the festivals. That allowed us a different way in and a way to level the playing field. What we knew we wanted to do right away was look at the lives of the migrant farmworkers in relation to the rest of the valley. How did you gain such intimate access to your subjects? ZM: We are two white guys coming in with cameras; you can imagine that there is gonna be some resistance. Once we met some people that actually trusted us, that was the golden ticket. But that took a really long time. AM: Once we were introduced to Marisela and her family, they were so quick and so warm and so willing. It was really striking how comfortable they made us feel and how, every time we came, they said, “Let us

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feed you.” People with so little were so quick to give, which was not always the case on the other side. ZM: The asymmetry—you would think people who are undocumented and have everything to lose would be the most reticent, and yet they made us feel like family. On the other side, it was often just like, “Gate’s closed, no, this is not happening.” But you don’t make the rich snowbirds out to be bad guys. They seem genuinely caring and interested in their neighbors. AM: If you’re going to cut from a family in a trailer park to someone living in a gorgeous space, how do you frame these things without vilifying someone for having money? It seems like a cheap hit, and it’s not really real. Things are not black-and-white, and it doesn’t represent reality. It was a real goal for us to keep a balance here. ZM: That story has been told so many times: a wealthy, entitled person ignorant to everything and what that cascades into. That story has been done ad nauseum. So it’s tricky. People want a film that has a clear villain and hero, even in documentaries these days. It’s often cookie-cutter. Trying to resist that was important to both of us. What do you hope viewers take from this film? AM: We would love for people who see this to have a little more awareness and think a little bit more about the communities living across the street from them, about those places you walk past every day but never have considered; to reframe your thinking around these other communities that may be right next to you and may seem very different but in fact probably share a lot more than we realize. ZM: The invisible valley exists everywhere. It’s not just the Coachella Valley. This is a parable, and hopefully asking questions that seem applicable to anybody anywhere.

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fter an agonizing period of delay and indecision about the timing of the event, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is back. Beginning on Wednesday, March 31, and extending through Saturday, April 10, the SBIFF will be offering a remarkably intact slate of films, panels, talks, and tributes, primarily through an online ticketing and viewing system that may well have the paradoxical effect of making this year’s programming accessible to more people than ever before. Not content to follow Sundance, which went totally virtual this season, the SBIFF will also feature safe, socially distanced film viewing at two purpose-built drive-in theaters located in the waterfront parking lots owned by Santa Barbara City College across from Leadbetter Beach. These facilities, which can hold 50 cars each, will be outfitted with state-of-the-art LED screens capable of showing films in daylight, something BY CHARLES DONELAN that few filmgoers anywhere will have ever experienced. Last week, I connected over Zoom with Roger Durling, the festival’s charismatic executive director, and Claire Waterhouse, education coordinator, for a lively conversation about what to expect and how this unusual edition of the festival came to be. What follows is a small sample of the talk, lightly edited and significantly condensed.

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This has to have been the work of many weeks, deciding when and how to hold this year’s festival. What was that process like? Roger Durling: We did several scenarios throughout the year. There were multiple versions that included hoping that by April, there was going to be some sort of indoor activity. We were hoping for 75 percent or 50 percent occupancy, right? Which was way too optimistic. Although we

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know, to send a message about optimism and in gratitude. The online stuff is all paid for. You pay, you get passes and single tickets for online, but the drive-in, which is costing us quite a lot, will be free. It feels like the only way to go. The great tributes this year, honoring such artists as Carey Mulligan, Bill Murray, and Sacha Baron Cohen — those will all be exclusively online. How do you feel about that? Are you cer-

When did you come up with the idea for the drive-ins? RD: After 24 hours of crying on my pillow and just being distraught, we started talking about the drive-in in Goleta. I love Goleta—I mean, I live in Goleta — but the drivein there is landlocked, and landSBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling locked didn’t feel festive. That’s when we started talking about the waterfront, and one of the staff—I believe it was Mickey [Duzdevich, senior pro- tain that, after a year off, people will come back grammer]—came up with the idea of contact- to the theaters in person when it is safe to do so? ing the college. And City College was great; RD: All throughout history, we’ve always gravithey jumped right in, even before the city tated to live theater, we’ve always gravitated to issued the permits. It was surreal. communal experiences, and that cannot be erased by one year of the pandemic. No, it’s too So you plan to build two drive-in theaters at the ingrained in our psyche. beach. How will that work? RD: It’s going to be free. It’s a happy, happy The 36th annual Santa Barbara International solution being that it always had to be free. Film Festival begins on Wednesday, March 31. We just felt it was the right thing to do, you For tickets and information, visit sbiff.org.

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(June 21-July 22): While he was alive, Cancerian

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Is there anything more gratify-

Johnny Truant, describes his friend Lude as wanting “more money, better parties, and prettier girls.” But Johnny wants something different. What is it? He says, “I’m not even sure what to call it except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap.” In my opinion, that declaration is far too imprecise! He’ll never get what he wants until he gets clearer about it. But his fantasy is a good start. It shows that he knows what the fulfillment of his yearning feels like. I suggest you get inspired by Johnny Truant’s approximation to conjure up one of your own. Gaze ahead a few years, and see if you can imagine what your best possible future feels like. Then describe it to yourself as precisely as possible.

author Franz Kafka burned 90 percent of everything he wrote. In a note to a friend before he died, he gave instructions to burn all the writing he would leave behind. Luckily, his friend disobeyed, and that’s why today we can read Kafka’s last three novels and a lot more of his stuff. Was his attitude toward his creations caused by the self-doubt that so many of us Cancerians are shadowed by? Was he, like a lot of us Crabs, excessively shy about sharing personal details from his life? In accordance with astrological omens, I urge you to at least temporarily transcend any Kafka-like tendencies you have. It’s time to shine brightly and boldly as you summon your full powers of self-expression.

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(Apr. 20-May 20): How distraught I was when I discov-

(July 23-Aug. 22): To create your horoscope, I’ve bor-

ered that one of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda, was an admirer of the murderous dictator Joseph Stalin. It broke my heart to know I could never again read his tender, lyrical poetry with unconditional appreciation. But that’s life: Some of our heroes and teachers disappoint us, and then it’s healthy to reevaluate our relationships with them. Or maybe our own maturation leads us to realize that once-nurturing influences are no longer nurturing. I recommend that sometime soon, you take a personal inventory with these thoughts in mind. I suspect there may be new sources of inspiration headed your way. Get ready for them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Self-help author Steve Maraboli has

useful advice for you to consider in the coming weeks. I hope you’ll meditate on what he says and take decisive action. He writes, “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” To get started, Gemini, make a list of three things you do have power over and three things you wish you did but don’t have power over.

rowed ideas from Leo-born author Cassiano Ricardo. He speaks of a longing “for all that is tall like pine trees, and all that is long like rivers, and all that is purple like dusk.” I think yearnings like those will be healthy and wise for you to cultivate in the coming weeks. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you need expansive influences that stretch your imagination and push you beyond your limitations. You will benefit from meditations and experiences that inspire you to outgrow overly small expectations.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo actor and director Jean-

Louis Barrault (1910-1994) aspired to “wake up a virgin each morning.” He wanted “to feel hungry for life,” as if he had been reborn once again. In order to encourage that constant renewal, he regarded going to sleep every night as “a small death.” I recommend his approach to you during the coming weeks. In my astrological opinion, the cosmic rhythms will be conspiring to regularly renew your desires: to render them pure, clean, raw, and strong. Cooperate with those cosmic rhythms!

ing than being listened to, understood, and seen for who you really are? I urge you to seek out that pleasure in abundance during the coming weeks. My reading of the astrological omens tells me you need the nurturing jolt that will come from being received and appreciated with extra potency. I hope you have allies who can provide that for you. If you don’t, search for allies who can. And in the meantime, consider engaging the services of a skillful psychotherapist or life coach or some other professional listener.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Blobs, spots, specks, smudges,

cracks, defects, mistakes, accidents, exceptions, and irregularities are the windows to other worlds,” writes author Bob Miller. I would add that all those things, along with related phenomena like fissures, blemishes, stains, scars, blotches, muck, smears, dents, and imperfections, are often windows to very interesting parts of this seemingly regular old ordinary world — parts that might remain closed off from us without the help of those blobs and defects. I suggest you take full advantage of the opportunities they bring your way in the coming weeks.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Innovative psychologist Carl Jung

had a nuanced understanding of the energies at work in our deep psyche. He said our unconscious minds are “not only dark but also light; not only bestial, semi-human, and demonic, but also superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, ‘divine.’ ” I bring this to your attention, Sagittarius, because now is a favorable time to get better acquainted with and more appreciative of your unconscious mind. For best results, you must not judge it for being so paradoxical. Don’t be annoyed that it’s so unruly and non-rational. Have fun with its fertility and playfulness and weirdness.

WEEK OF MARCH 25 CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The fantasy drama Game of Thrones

appeared on TVs all over the world. But the audience that watched it in China got cheated out of a lot of essential action. Government censorship deleted many scenes that featured nudity and sex, fighting and violence, and appearances by dragons, which play a starring role in the story. As you can imagine, Chinese viewers had trouble following some of the plot points. Telling you about this, Capricorn, is my way of nudging you to make sure you don’t miss any of the developments going on in your own personal drama. Some may be hidden, as in China’s version of Game of Thrones. Others might be subtle or disguised or underestimated. Make it your crusade to know about everything.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Words are, of course, the most pow-

erful drug used by mankind,” wrote author Rudyard Kipling. Yes, they are. I agree. They change minds, rouse passions, build identities, incite social change, inspire irrationality, and create worlds. This is always true, but it will be especially important for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks. The ways you use language will be key to your health and success. The language that you hear and read will also be key to your health and success. For best results, summon extra creativity and craftsmanship as you express yourself. Cultivate extra discernment as you choose what you absorb.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Piscean linguist Anna Wierzbicka

says the Russian expression dusha naraspashku means “unbuttoned soul.” She continues, “The implication is that it is good, indeed wonderful, if a person’s ‘soul,’ which is the seat of emotions, is flung open in a spontaneous, generous, expansive, impetuous gesture, expressing full trust in other people and an innocent readiness for communion with them.” I wouldn’t recommend that you keep your soul unbuttoned 24/7/365, but in the coming weeks, I hope you’ll allocate more time than usual to keeping it unbuttoned.

HOMEWORK: Send ideas for April Fool’s pranks that fulfill the following prescription: “Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Truthrooster@gmail.com. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: IMAGES BY VALERIE at 3940 Maricopa Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Valerie Villa (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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000617. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: CURRENT CELLARS at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Te r r a v a n t Wine C o m p a n y, 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000715. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: BOWLINE MEDIA, BOWLINE C O N S U L T I N G , BOWLINE FILMS, B O W L I N E ENTERTAINMENT at 349 Northgate D r, 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000654. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: STOUT & KAUFMAN, A PROFESSIONAL LAW C O R P O R AT I O N a t 5 9 5 1 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021‑0000688. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: FAERON COMMUNICATION at 6 6 0 Ta b o r L a n e S a n t a 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000611. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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 V I N E YA R D S , NICE PAIR WINES, PARA SU SALUD WINES, PROMINENCE, SERPENTINE WINES, STEAKHOUSE 55 WINES, TAVOLA RUSTICA WINES, T E C H N I Q U E WINES, TROMPEUR V I N E YA R D S , VEVERE E AMARE WINES, V I N E T I E V I N E YA R D S at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Te r r a v a n t Wine C o m p a n y, 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n

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Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000719. Mar 18, 25. Apr 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LEFT COAST BRANDS at 819 Reddick Street Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Coastal Manufacturing LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000835. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAPITAL PACIFIC D E V E L O P M E N T G R O U P, CAPITAL PACIFIC HOMES at 209 W. Alamar Ave.,

NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING (Electronically and Telephonically) April 6, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. Visual and Historic Resources Element General Plan Amendment Initiation Case No. 20-0004-GPA 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 electronically and telephonically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the City Council on April 6, 2021 will be conducted electronically and telephonically. 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. The City Council will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to California Government Code Section 65358, City Council Resolution 12-13 and the Goleta Municipal Code (Section 17.67.030), the City Council will consider, at a public hearing, a request to initiate an amendment to the General Plan to modified portions of Visual and Historic Resources Element of the Goleta General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan (General Plan) in light of the Historic Preservation Ordinance currently under consideration. The initiation will be considered on: HEARING DATE/TIME: P PLACE:

FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Lisa Prasse, Current Planning Manager at 805-961-7542 or lprasse@cityofgoleta. org. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Note: The action of the City Council is not appealable. If you challenge the nature of the action 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 delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing (Government Code §65009[b][2]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in the 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. Published Date: Independent March 25, 2021 THE INDEPENDENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DRW GLOBAL at 218 Sherwood Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Douglas R. Weinstein (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 3, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000579. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DON CAMELON TAQUERIA LLC at 302 E. Haley Street #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Don C a m e l o n Ta q u e r i a L L C (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: PAC SUBSEA at 529 Hastings Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Nathan F. Perry (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000736. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business a s : A R R AY C R E AT I V E DESIGN at 414 De La Vina Street Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Erika Bellitt (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000660. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: SG ASSOCIATES at 1117 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; SG Associates, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on

Mar 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000747. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: RVP CATTLE CO. at 3229 Calle Rosales Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lone Oak Cattle Company LLC 265 Meadowlark Rd Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by a General Partnership 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000704. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: HUSTLE MEDIA at 5511 Ekwill Street Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Master Clean USA Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000786. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, EXTENDING THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS AND AMENDING THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS TO COMPORT WITH RECENT CHANGES IN STATE LAW AND SETTING FORTH THE FACTS CONSTITUTING SUCH URGENCY On March 16, 2021 at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta adopted an urgency ordinance that extends the City’s commercial eviction moratorium to June 30, 2021 in compliance with Executive Order N-03-21 and, for residential evictions, impose a new repayment period of August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022 in order to comport with Assembly Bill 81, which allows cities to impose the 12-month repayment period originally provided for in the City’s residential eviction ordinance that existed on August 19, 2020. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 21-03 at a regular meeting held on the 16th day of March 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

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This Ordinance will be effective immediately. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 or via email at cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 9617505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish:

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IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted 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/government-meetingagendas-and-videos.

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If initiated, City staff would be authorized to further study the proposed changes to ensure consistency between the General Plan Visual and Historic Resources Element policies and proposed Ordinance regulations. The City Council decision on the General Plan Amendment Initiation has no effect on how the City Council may ultimately act on the General Plan Amendment and Ordinance in the future.

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The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: JANE OF ALL TRADES at 1217 East Rice Ranch Road Santa Maria, CA 93455; Nina L. Russaw (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000791. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: EQUIPPED FITNESS SOLUTIONS at 518 E. Sola Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Equippedfs LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 19, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000818. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: AK AUTO REPAIR at 814 E Cota St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Arsen Kagramanov (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual 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 C l e r k ( S E A L ) b y. J o h n Beck. FBN Number: 2021­0000683. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF T H E A P P L I C AT I O N O F 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): F R O M : K A LY N ELIZABETH PENELOPE FERGUSON T O : K E E LY N P E N E L O P E 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 a n y, 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


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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): F R O M : C E S A R CAUDILLO LIZAMA T O : C E S A R 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 a n y, 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 t h i s c o u n t y, a t l e a s t 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 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 a n y, 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

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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 t h i s c o u n t y, a t l e a s t 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 LEO RICARD VALENCIA AKA RICHAD R. VALENCIA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV00730 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: LEO RICHARD VALENCIA AKA RICHARD R. VALENCIA TO: RICK RICHARD VALENCIA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if a n y, 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 19, 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 c o u n t y, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 01, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15 2021.

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The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) is soliciting proposals for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for its Supportive Housing Program, a site-based case management and service coordination program for residents of HACSB’s four Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) developments. HACSB is seeking to collaborate with a local social service agency or qualified organization specializing in case management, behavioral health, and harm reduction services. Supportive services will be provided to a variety of PSH residents with limited incomes, including formerly homeless individuals, as well as persons with disabilities and/or special needs. Qualified organizations are encouraged to submit proposals that reflect their capacity to provide the scope of services outlined in the RFP. The RFP package is available electronically upon request by contacting the undersigned at (805) 897-1036; or via email at aredit@hacsb.org; and/or by accessing it on our website @ www.hacsb.org. Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM, May 10, 2021. Alice Villarreal Redit, Resident Services Supervisor, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA DEL CONSEJOD DE LA CIUDAD (a realizarse electrónicamente y por teléfono) 6 de abril, 2021 a las 5:30 P.M. Elemento de Recursos Visuales e Históricos Iniciación de Enmienda del Plan General Caso No. 20-0004-GPA 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 regular del Consejo de la Ciudad el 6 de abril, 2021 se realizará electrónicamente y por teléfono. 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. El Consejo de la Ciudad participará electrónicamente y telefónicamente y no estará presente físicamente en las Cámaras del Consejo. POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que conforme con la Sección 65358 del Código de Gobierno de California, la Resolución 12-13 del Consejo de la Ciudad y el Código Municipal de Goleta, (Sección 17.67.030), el Consejo de la Ciudad considerará en la audiencia pública un pedido para iniciar una enmienda al Plan General para porciones modificadas del Elemento de Recursos Visuales e Históricos del Plan General de Goleta/Plan de Uso del Tierras Costeras (Plan General) teniendo en cuenta la Ordenanza de Preservación Histórica en consideración actualmente. La iniciación será considerada el: FECHA/HORA DE LA AUDIENCIA: martes, 6 de abril, 2021 a las 5:30 P.M. P LUGAR: Junta de teleconferencia; 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) Si se hace la iniciación, el personal de la Ciudad estará autorizado para estudiar más a fondo los cambios propuestos para asegurar consistencia entre las normas del Elemento de Recursos Visuales e Históricos del Plan General y las regulaciones propuestas de la Ordenanza. La decisión del Consejo de la Ciudad sobre la Iniciación de Enmienda del Plan General no tiene efecto en cómo puede actuar por último el Consejo de la Ciudad respecto a la Enmienda del Plan General y Ordenanza en el futuro. 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 pueden ser presentados por correo electrónico a Deborah López, Secretaria Municipal, correo electrónico: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org o por 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 durante la audiencia en la página web de la Ciudad: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/governmentmeeting-agendas-and-videos PARA INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL PROYECTO: para más información sobre el proyecto, comuníquese con Lisa Prasse, Gerente Actual de Planeamiento llamando al 805-961-7542 o escribiendo a lprasse@cityofgoleta.org. Los informes y documentos del personal se publicarán 72 horas antes de la audiencia en la página web de la Ciudad en www.cityofgoleta.org. NOTA: la acción del Consejo de la Ciudad no es apelable. Si usted denuncia la naturaleza de la acción 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 al Consejo de 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, 25 de marzo, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

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