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Together, we are making this happen… but we have a lot more to do! We have met the developer’s first two milestones with a combination of cash, pledges and loans. A big thank you to our supporters! Act now! More than 4,000 people have made contributions, but we still need to meet our June 1st milestone of $18,000,000 to acquire the San Marcos Foothills West Mesa. This will permanently preserve and protect the land for future generations. Our intent is to add it to the 200 acre San Marcos Foothills Preserve. Please join us! How to help: Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Foothills Forever Fund, a fiscal sponsorship fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation. Please make checks payable to: Santa Barbara Foundation, with Foothills Forever Fund in the memo line. Mail to: 1111 Chapala St. #200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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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 Associate News Editor Delaney Smith Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Arts Writer Josef Woodard Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Sports Editor John Zant Sports Writer Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Copy Editor Tessa Reeg Creative Director Caitlin Fitch Graphic Designers Ricky Barajas, Ben Greenberg Production Designer Ava Talehakimi

COVER STORY 19 Creating Hope with the Dalai Lama Interviews with His Holiness and Pico Iyer before Their UCSB Talk by Charles Donelan

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ON THE COVER: Design by Caitlin Fitch. Photo: The Dalai Lama and Pico Iyer circa 1984. Photo by Harri Kallio.

MEET OUR PODCAST PRODUCER Ten weeks ago, the Santa Barbara Independent started reaching a new audience via The Indy: A Podcast. It’s not our first foray onto the airwaves—remember Poodle Radio on KCSB or our recurrent bits on KCRW?—but The Indy is our first proper podcast. For that, we have Molly McAnany to thank. Raised in Valencia, McAnany is about to graduate from UCSB next month with degrees in English, political science, and journalism, but she will continue producing the podcast through the summer as we seek sponsors to make it permanent. She tells us more about herself below.

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MAY 6-13, 2021

NEWS of the WEEK by TYLER HAYDEN, DELANEY SMITH, NICK WELSH, and JEAN YAMAMURA, and INDEPENDENT STAFF DAN I EL DR EI FUSS F I LE PHOTO

CORONAVIRUS

NEWS BRIEFS COMMUNITY Michael Channing Peake, 80, was killed in an automobile accident on 5/3 near Nojoqui Summit. Peake was driving his Jeep north when Juliel Montes, 34, of Salinas crossed the southbound Highway 101 lanes in his GMC and ran head-on into the Jeep. Peake, son of noted muralist Channing Peake, died of his injuries; Montes told CHP officers he was not injured. The Report of Collision indicates alcohol or drugs were not involved, but CHP investigators are looking into the cause of the crash and ask eyewitnesses to call Officer Bennet at (805) 688-5551.

ENVIRONMENT CLINICS FOR KIDS: “We have been planning for school-based [vaccination] clinics, and we are ready to implement them as soon as next week,” said Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso on Tuesday.

Pfizer Vaccine Cleared for Kids 12-15 County Remains in Orange Tier, Counts First Cases of Brazil Variant by Sunidhi Sridhar accination efforts in Santa Barbara County continue to forge ahead as the Food and Drug Administration recently expanded its authorization of the PfizerBioNTech vaccine to include children ages 12 to 15. “In anticipation, we have been planning for school-based clinics, and we are ready to implement them as soon as next week,” said Dr. Van Do-Reynoso, the director of County Public Health, in her presentation to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. “Our public health vaccination team will be going to the schools to provide these school-based clinics.” The rate of infection across the county is 3.5 per 100,000 residents, down from last week’s case rate of 4.6, and 62.1 percent of eligible individuals ages 16 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, including those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Network providers and public health clinics will receive 6,650 vaccine doses from the county this week with an additional 15,730 doses that had previously been ordered but not yet administered currently reserved in the county health-care system.  “There are no ICU patients due to COVID-19 as of yesterday, and we have not been here during the whole pandemic,” said Do-Reynoso. “This is the first time that we have zero COVID-19 ICU patients since we started tracking this information last April.”  Nonetheless, Santa Barbara County will remain in the orange tier, the second-to-least restrictive level, until the rate of infection is below 2 per 100,000 residents for at least two consecutive weeks.  Supervisor Joan Hartmann commended public health officials and health-care work-

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ers for all of their hard work in vaccinating the county, adding that the goal is to immunize at least 80 percent of the population. “Our public health department is certainly doing its share, going to farmers’ markets and swap meets, but the government can only do so much. People really hear from their doctors and especially from other family members,” said Hartmann. “I encourage family members to encourage other family members to get the vaccine, for your health and for your community,” she continued. With the general consensus among public health experts being that most Americans who intend to get vaccinated have already done so, Supervisor Steve Lavagnino voiced his concerns about the government’s advocacy for individuals, even fully immunized individuals, to still wear masks indoors as well as its potential repercussions in trying to convince constituents who are dubious of the vaccine’s efficacy.  “We still have to be cognizant of the fact that [COVID-19] exists, but at some point, we have to realize that we’re going to live with this virus for the rest of our lives,” said Lavagnino. “We were quick to implement the ordinances, and we have to be just as swift in removing them when they don’t make sense anymore.”  As the emergence of global COVID-19 variants could spell another deadly wave of infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to endorse the practice of mask-wearing until enough Americans are protected against the virus. “I think we all want this chapter of our lives to be over, and the way we’re going to get there before we have to face other factors that could increase transmission is to achieve

herd immunity as quickly as possible,” said Supervisor Das Williams.

ENTER BRAZIL’S P.1 VARIANT

Variants are making herd immunity something of a moving target. Santa Barbara counted its first two cases of the P.1 variant from Brazil in mid-April, a mutation that is responsible for the devastating surge of coronavirus in Brazil for the past several months. The P.1 was first identified in the U.S. in late January, said Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, an infectious disease specialist at Cottage and part of the Local Variant Research collaboration between UC Santa Barbara, Cottage Health, and County Public Health. The morecontagious variant has been more prevalent in the U.S. for several weeks; in California, it was found to be 10 percent of the samples genetically sequenced recently, adding to concern about decreased vaccine effectiveness. Several monoclonal antibody treatments have proved ineffective against P.1, as well, said Dr. Fitzgibbons; they’d been an effective tool in the toolkit against early stages of disease. Just as P.1 descended from the widespread U.K. variant, another offshoot of the U.K.’s B.1.1.7 mutation is responsible for India’s escalating rate of disease and death. The Indian variant, the B.1.617.2, was ranked a variant of concern—the most worrisome level—by the U.K. and the World Health Organization last week, Dr. Fitzgibbons noted. Only a small number of the variant has been found in California, “but this is an important variant to watch for in the weeks and months ahead,” she said.

With additional reporting by Jean Yamamura.

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California’s new Senator Alex Padilla wrapped three pieces of House legislation into the new Senate PUBLIC Lands Act, including Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act. The bill not only seeks to add more than 600,000 acres of wilderness but to benefit generations to come “in a way that reverses racial and economic disparities in access to nature and parks,” Padilla said. Along the Central Coast, environmental organizations support the bill, anticipating it would prohibit oil drilling on designated land in the Carrizo Plain and Los Padres forest.

PUBLIC SAFETY A fire believed to be caused by an accidental electrical malfunction consumed a home at 1322 Dover Road on 5/8. S.B. City Fire engines and a ladder truck were the first to respond to the fire, with Montecito and County fire crews soon arriving to keep the fire on the city’s hilly Riviera neighborhood from spreading to nearby vegetation and homes. The damage was put at $1.8 million. A single person at home at the time escaped unharmed, and no firefighters were injured.

COURTS & CRIME After an increase in theft at retail parking lots and beachfront parking areas, SBPD is urging citizens to be aware of suspicious activity, lock their cars when parked, and always keep an eye on their car keys and personal belongings. SBPD spokesperson Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale said the thieves are suspected to hail from out of town and operate in organized groups. The “items of desire,” he said, are credit and debit cards, which are used to buy gift cards. SBPD is surveilling the affected areas and encourages citizens to call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity. An out-of-town wholesale jeweler reported being robbed at gunpoint 5/4 while parked in the lot outside the Milpas Street Trader Joe’s. A large amount of jewelry was reportedly taken from the victim’s vehicle. SBPD said that the suspects appear to have targeted the victim specifically and that they knew prior to the robbery about the jewelry in the victim’s posn session. The investigation is ongoing.


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ast year, tenant Katelin Danaher won little in a small-claims-court battle against her landlord, Isla Vista Owner LLC. This week, she won much bigger when Judge Thomas Anderle ruled emphatically in her favor after her landlord — one of the bigger in Isla Vista — countersued her for defamation in civil court. Anderle described Isla Vista Owner’s legal arguments against Danaher as “woefully deficient,” dismissing the “evidence” presented by the landlord’s attorney as “specious” and “fundamentally intellectually dishonest.” In sum, Anderle concluded, the “landlord’s lawsuit was retaliatory and based upon neither an honest appraisal of the facts nor a realistic consideration of the applicable law.” Danaher rented space in a three-bedroom apartment owned by Isla Visa Owner at 6533 Nido Lane in June 2019 that rented for $10,000 a month. She’d been informed it held no more than 11 tenants; she, it turned out, was the 12th. Two lofts, it turns out, had been converted into illegal living spaces, as had the garage space. She complained that the accommodations were so crowded and noisy that her grades suffered. When the landlord refused to return her security deposit, she filed complaints with the County Fire Department, county building department, District Attorney, and media. County building officials inspected and redtagged the illegal lofts. Danaher sued Isla Vista

Owner for $10,000 in small claims court and was awarded $2,000. Independent intern Lily Hopwood wrote a news item at the time amplifying Danaher’s complaints. Although Isla Vista Owner claimed the article contained defamatory and factually inaccurate claims, no legal action against the Independent or Hopwood were ever filed, a fact Judge Anderle remarked upon more than once. In the defamation case, a property manager testified that the owners had no idea the lofts had been converted into living space that were being rented out and that he was “shocked and appalled” by Danaher’s emails to building inspectors alleging a “criminal conspiracy and widespread code violations.” Judge Anderle dismissed this testimony, noting that the company’s own marketing materials indicated there were six to seven bedrooms, not just the three bedrooms acknowledged in the listing. For the landlord to prevail in the defamation action, Anderle ruled, it would have to prove Danaher’s conduct was “vile, base, contemptible, miserable, wretched, or loathsome.” Despite testimony from two of Danaher’s former roommates challenging the truthfulness of her testimony and claims, Anderle noted that her allegations had resulted in both an enforcement action and a small-claims-court victory. Accordingly, he ruled Danaher must be awarded attorneys’ fees at a subsequent motion. —Nick Welsh

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anta Barbara High School’s newly renovated track was officially named after the storied Cunningham family whose two sons — Sam and Randall — lit up not just Peabody Stadium but the National Football League throughout their respective careers. More iconically, Sam Cunningham famously shattered the color barrier for Southern college football in 1970 when he forcibly integrated the end zone of legendary coach Bear Bryant’s all-white Alabama football team, stampeding his way to TRACK RECORD: USC’s Sam Cunningham (39), an S.B. High alum, charges through the Alabama line during a two touchdowns. historic 1970 football game. At the behest of an anonymous donor — who gave $500,000 — the S.B. Unified school Katie Jacobs, director of the Foundation for board voted to name the track after the four S.B. High. School Boardmember Kate Ford, who Cunningham brothers who were athletes at S.B. High. (The other two Cunninghams to went to school with Sam Cunningham, said excel for Santa Barbara sports teams were she had “the chills” when discovering the proAnthony and Bruce.) In addition, the board posed track name was Cunningham Track. voted to name the new tunnel — leading to “You will not find a kinder, more modest the new track, new field, and new stadium but talented man around,” Ford said. “One of — after the Hutton Parker Foundation, my few claims to fame is that I had a locker which gave $250,000. The Foundation for next to Sam Cunningham.” Santa Barbara High School set out to raise The presentation also included future plans $5 million in 2014 to help renovate Peabody for the school’s football stadium. Principal Stadium, offering several naming opportuni- Elise Simmons said nine tiles will honor the ties to donors. names of alumni and staff who have impacted “When I was speaking to him about the athletic and educational programs. A multitrack, Sam [Cunningham] said to me: ‘It’s stakeholder group will decide the names, and something to have a place named after you she hopes that at least four will be decided and once you’ve passed, but it’s really special to designed by the start of the 2021 school year. have it done while you’re still living,’ ” said —Delaney Smith

ENCROACHING ENCAMPMENT: I.V. Recreation & Park District is struggling to come to terms with the large encampment that has expanded in People’s Park after the one at Anisq’Oyo’ Park (above) was banned.

No Place to Go

Putting Out Fires and Getting Depressed by Nick Welsh n conversation, Rob Hazard typically radiates a can-do competence coupled with a gruff ebullience. These days, he’s depressed. Or so he says. “I can’t believe this is what we’ve devolved to,” Hazard exclaimed. As the County Fire Marshal, Hazard spends much of his time these days dealing with issues of homelessness. In the past year, the County Fire Department responded to 448 homeless-related incidents. Of those, 47 were fire related; the others involved emergency calls for service — drug overdoses and other medical emergencies. With fire season now upon us and Governor Gavin Newsom having just officially declared a drought in 41 of California’s 58 counties, the issue of encampment fires is looming front and center. Mostly, Hazard described last year’s homeless fires as nuisances. But because many are started in the strip between the railroad tracks and the freeway, they pose the potential for real damage. The smoke, Hazard explained, can freak out motorists. This, in turn, can trigger multicar pileups. To date, this hasn’t happened. Instead, one woman who lived in an encampment along Calle Real by the Maravilla retirement community got seriously burned. Mostly, Hazard described fighting these fires as “gross.” There are frequently an abundance of syringes, he said, and human excrement everywhere. “There’s an incredible amount of toxic waste. It’s like living in a landfill. It’s hideous,” he said. “It’s depressing.” In a normal world, Hazard said, people occupying such encampments would simply be moved elsewhere. But with COVID, that’s not possible. And there’s no place for them to go. Because of COVID, the shelters are at reduced capacity, and the County Jail isn’t interested. If Hazard had his way, the powersthat-be would locate a flat piece of land — or perhaps asphalt — within walking distance of a 7-Eleven; equip it with porta-potties, water, and electricity; and open it up as an outdoor shelter. That, he understands, is not remotely in the cards. In the City of Santa Barbara, however, plans are afoot to open a significant number of indoor-outdoor units in a downtown parking lot using structures the size of shipping containers that would house multiple units. Hatching these plans for “interim supportive housing” is a new statewide nonprofit

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called “DignityMoves” started by the Young Presidents Organization, a group of individuals who made it to the top of their respective businesses before the age of 45. The organization has a similar proposal slated for San Francisco; neither has yet to make it off the drawing boards. The organization has hired a major architectural firm, however, to make sure whatever gets built is well designed and fits into its neighborhood. In the meantime, the 20 white, 64-squarefoot Pallet homes that provided shelter for 40 people who would otherwise have been squatting in one of several Isla Vista parks will soon be pulling up stakes and moving to Lompoc in June. The county supervisors approved $320,000 to move the homes to Good Samaritan’s Bridge House, a mainstay in the shelter world since 1980. County Supervisor Bob Nelson — whose district includes Lompoc — worried that Isla Vista’s homeless problem would be exported to Lompoc. But he changed his mind because of Good Samaritan’s stellar track record and because some of the Pallet homes can be used by the many people now residing in the Santa Ynez riverbed. And they allow people with dogs to live there, which is not possible in most other homeless housing. In the meantime, Isla Vista Recreation & Park District is struggling to come to terms with the large encampment that has expanded in People’s Park. When Fire Marshal Hazard banned Isla Vista encampments, citing the fire threat to either those living there or their immediate neighbors, he allowed People’s Park to remain as a de facto outdoor shelter for those determined to stay outdoors. In the past year, People’s Park’s numbers have grown, and with them more fires. And the number of overdoses skyrocketed. Calls for law enforcement increased by more than 100 percent, and chop shops for stolen bikes became a cottage industry. In March, Hazard’s crews showed up with their grading equipment to create 36 individual sites, 12 feet by 12 feet, with six-footwide aisles in between. Before they were even through, the aisles had been narrowed back down to allow more tents. It’s only a matter of time before a fence goes up around People’s Park, but only after alternative spaces are made available. “Everybody’s working as hard as they can trying to figure this out,” Hazard said. “But there’s no place to send these people.” No wonder he’s depressed. n MAY 13, 2021

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Artists Clash over Murals’ Fate

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he fate of an $8.5 million grant application ing line between the two groups is more perto fund a major renovation of the sonal or programmatic; one group appears Eastside’s Ortega Park depends now on more intent on moving forward with the whether two groups of muralists and artists grant and using the proceeds to re-create with somewhat different visions can find existing murals, while the other seems more common ground between now and the skeptical about the grant and wants to spend GOLETA YOU FOR VOTING US application’s June 12 drop-dead deadline. more on physical preservation. 5757 Hollister In recent months,Ave Ortega Park has Although there’s been much talk of the emerged as ground zero in a culture war two sides getting together to hammer out Mahatma 2# over the park’s many murals — an artistic their differences over the past two weeks, celebration of the South Coast’s Chicano and that has not happened yet. In the meantime, Chumash heritage rooted very much in the city Parks and Recreation staff has already HEAD LETTUCE Latino Pride movement of the late 1970s. At submitted the state grant application, but issue between the competing groups is how with the full expectation that key doculb. many of these murals should be preserved in mentation asserting that any loss of existing their current physical form and how many murals will be “adequately” mitigated. For ea. 7# can be repainted and re-created on new edi- that finding to be made, consensus about fices throughout the dramatically redevel- what’s to become of the murals is critical. Seedless oped park should the state grant—slated for —Nick Welsh WATERMELONS neglected parks in underserved communities — be awarded. Initial plans making lb. ea. El Pato 7 oz.their way through the city’s review dismissed RUSSET POTATOES the prospect of mural restoration as eco5 lb. Bag nomically infeasible. Many of the park’s Folgers 8 oz. murals were painted in lb. the late 1970s and early 1980s on unreinforced GREEN CABBAGE concrete that can be moved only at great cost. It’s not clear to “Deportes” (1979) by Manuel Unzueta at Ortega Park lb. what extent the divid-

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Once Measures for Justice begins working with Measures for Justice about a year ago, allowing many counties to turn over their with a district attorney, a lot of the initial data to them. That organization acts as a work revolves around standardizing and neutral party, organizing public dashboards, coding data, according to Sheila Herbert, the according to Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District chief product officer for Measures for Justice. Attorney and vice president of the CDAA. “That work has really lent itself to the “It’s 100 percent built, run, and controlled credibility of Commons and the data by Measures for Justice,” said Reisig. He does presentation because it is a neutral party not have any access or control over the data, taking in that information and presenting it which he believes gives the program real through Commons,” Herbert said. independence from manipulation by any DA Implementing a Commons dashboard office or law enforcement. This, he hopes, costs around $250,000 total, the cost of will help improve public confidence. which is split between foundational support Santa Barbara’s Public Defender Tracy from Measures for Justice and a county’s Macuga said such transparency in public budget. institutions should be seen as a nonpartisan The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s goal. “Yolo happens to be a very conservative Office has requested a data analyst position jurisdiction, led by a very conservative for the past three years from the Board of district attorney,” she said. So using Yolo as Supervisors; their most recent request for the an example is sort of saying, “ ‘Listen, no, this position is still pending. isn’t a liberal issue, this is not a conservative “We keep getting put in the position where we’re trying to put things together that are issue. This is just an issue,’ ” Macuga said. District Attorney Joyce Dudley said she not scientifically based,” Dudley said. “You reached out to Measures for Justice to begin could design programs based upon data, but a partnership in Santa Barbara, but the wait if the data itself isn’t valid, then the programs would be “several months.” In the meantime, won’t be effective.” Dudley said that if the Dudley wants to begin publishing some Board of Supervisors “are clear on the data preliminary data from the District Attorney’s they want, and I can stand by that data, I Office on its website, but the office doesn’t think it’s a fabulous idea to do it, and I have have a data analyst who can collect and no hesitancy whatsoever.” analyze all the data to ensure its accuracy. One key data point Macuga would like One area Dudley said that inaccuracy can to see become publicly available is the

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disparities within the County Jail, where she said 80 percent of the jail population is awaiting trial. Also, disparities between North County and South County, which at this point Macuga said are anecdotal, need to be looked into further. Lea Villegas, the chief trial deputy in Santa Maria, said that there’s a “cultural disparity between North County and South County that pervades not just the DA’s Office but the courts too.” “The problem is that we have a lot of anecdotes, a lot of war stories that our public defenders can describe,” Villegas said. Many seasoned attorneys have complained to her about disparities ranging from charging practices to who was offered a spot in a work alternative program versus incarceration. “What’s really needed at the end of the day is the data to support these assertions.” Two key factors Measures for Justice looks for in a DA’s office is having clear policy goals and community support, to ensure this data it will lead to tangible changes in a DA’s approach to combating racial inequities in the criminal justice system. Yolo County’s DA Office has an existing

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partnership with the Multi-Cultural Community Council, a diverse group of citizens that act as advisers to the DA. Measures for Justice spent time with the group to get input on the dashboard system and see exactly how the community is responding to it. As for policy goals, Reisig said his office reviews the Commons in every senior staff meeting. “We’ve already made adjustments on certain policies regarding diversion, and we’re doing a deeper dive into the racial disparities that we’re seeing out of police referrals,” Reisig said.  “You can’t really know what is driving the problem,” he said, “unless you look at the data.” n

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opes that a 500-footlong wildlife passage under Highway 101 would be built soon were dashed for Gaviota conservancy groups, whose appeal to the Coastal Commission had resulted in talks with Caltrans for a compromise. “Caltrans made calls and got permission to do that or agreed to do that” during discussions ANIMAL CROSSING: Wildlife cameras installed by Coastal Ranches with commission staff in Conservancy got immediate hits for bear, deer, and mountain lions. April, said Doug Campis not taken lightly. We [were] forced to bell. His group, Coastal Ranches Conservancy, had joined with withdraw our CDP [coastal development Gaviota Coast Conservancy to argue for a permit] application as we do not have a scilarger culvert at Cañada del Barro, a stream entific basis to justify the additional costs just east of the Gaviota curve. The conser- to construct an 8-foot diameter culvert.” vancies call the larger area a “wildlife kill A previous appeal to the County Board zone” and regarded Caltrans’ project as an of Supervisors for the project ended in a ideal opportunity to build a passage for win for Caltrans when the agency offered large animals beneath the highway. to do a wildlife crossing study in Gaviota During the discussion, however, Cal- in order to determine the best place for a trans reps came to realize that increasing passageway. The one-year study begins in the proposed culvert’s width from six feet July, Shivers said, a delay compounded by to eight feet would double the original a year spent in appeals. project cost of $7.5 million. Caltrans funds As for the replacing the culvert, which are extremely competitive, spokesperson was first described as dangerous and crumJim Shivers said. “An investment of this bling, Shivers said work crews continued to magnitude based on an appeal argument monitor its condition. —Jean Yamamura

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scooped up the morning after she went missing and placed in a county shelter, where she was treated for a badly broken leg. By the time Sanchez and Mosquera discovered Chloe’s whereabouts on August 9, a week after she disappeared, four business days had passed and, per county protocols, she’d been put up for adoption and claimed by new owners. Animal Services asked the new owners if they’d be willing to return Chloe to Sanchez and Mosquera, who’d raised the American Canine Association–accredited terrier as a puppy, but they declined. In their lawsuit, the pair allege the county’s adopting out of Chloe amounts to an illegal taking of private property. No notices were given and no hearings were held, they said, which are both required when the government impounds and potentially euthanizes a dangerous dog. The county argues Animal Services was simply following local regulations. The case is being heard by Judge Colleen Sterne. The next hearing is scheduled for August 30. COU RTE SY

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ifth-grade teacher Alisyn Blanton is known as Ms. Bee to her students — and they are her hive. Though this group of students might have come up with the classroom beehive analogy, Blanton’s communitybased approach to the classroom every year has earned her the 2022 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year. The Santa Barbara County Board of Educa- Alisyn Blanton tion gave her the award Thursday. “My educational philosophy is really com- tion, Blanton had to make some major munity based,” Blanton said. “I really kind adaptations to keep her beehive feeling like of describe it more as progressive, but it is a community. For example, students usually really heart first, meaning I reach them and get a job in the classroom to give them more then teach them. I believe that I can teach and responsibility. In the virtual world, Blanton reach every single one of them, even on their came up with jobs like the chat monitor worst days. We are like a hive. They deter- or the assistant who could help her admit mine how the community flows in here.” students into the waiting room on Zoom. And when she says her students deterShe said she followed models in Hong mine how the community flows, she isn’t Kong and other areas where in-person kidding. Blanton lets her students pursue instruction was happening in the pantheir interests, whatever those may be. This demic. She created Bitmoji virtual classyear, the majority of her students voted to rooms, which allow students to create learn sign language — and that’s exactly what customizable avatars in a virtual classroom. they’re learning. Kids who wanted to learn “Because I have students with severe about the deep sea, the less popular topic this sensory issues, I created sensory virtual year, will still get the opportunity after sign rooms so that if they just needed a break, they could have that,” she said. “I created language. Blanton teaches at Miguelito Elementary full social-emotional learning rooms.…We School in the Lompoc Unified School Dis- also have a birthday wall and a place where trict, the district she’s been a teacher at since we could still celebrate our reading goals.” 2004. Though she obtained her bachelor’s Blanton has now had her students back degree in psychology and worked in social in person since the end of March. Though work early on, Blanton still always found she is originally from Orcutt and has a child herself in jobs working with kids. Both her both in the Orcutt Union School District grandmother and great-grandmother were as well as the Lompoc Unified School Diskindergarten teachers — it ran in her blood. trict, Blanton said she prefers teaching in Blanton went back to school alongside her Lompoc by far. sister and obtained her Master of Arts in Edu“Everybody thinks of us as a small cation at University of California Santa Cruz. community here, but the ideas are so big,” Earlier in the pandemic, when her class Blanton said. “I would never leave; I love —Delaney Smith was unable to meet in person for instruc- Lompoc.”

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Dance with the Dogs that Brung Ya no apparent customers can no longer make it, then we are in for dark times indeed. Just up the street from Tienda Ho, under one of the many architecturally graceful alcoves for which Santa Barbara is so famous, a group of young and bouncy dudebrahs set up camp for about four nights running. They came seriously equipped. Foldable lawn chairs no doubt designed by the same German engineers responsible for all the lunar-style baby buggies squeezing bicycle riders off State Street. A queen-sized inflatable mattress. The setup had all the look and feel of a tailgate party, except there was no football game and no barbecue grill. They were friendly and congenial and bugged me greatly for it. The well-equipped group gave the longhaulers seeking refuge across the street on the art museum bench a bad reputation, as if being homeless and mentally ill was some rebellious phase one chose to go through. Rebutting all their raucous good cheer was an angry argument a red-faced man with a sweat-soaked backpack was having with himself. I couldn’t make out what the point of contention was, but loud f-bombs were hurled throughout the conversation. Each one exploded on impact. I never realized domestic violence was something you could inflict on yourself. I mention all this because I got on a Zoom meeting hosted this Monday by all the usual suspects working to improve mental health

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the walls. Or soon will be. Literally. On the 400 block of State Street, where there once was a utilitarian, if oversized, office supply shop, they’re planning to install a new emporium for people who like to scale their mountains indoors. Over at Vera Cruz Park —located across Cota Street from the Farmers’ Market parking lot that soon will be the brand-spanking-new police station —they will be setting up all the paraphernalia needed for up-and-coming trapeze artists. The high flyers who once swung through the air with the greatest of ease over by Earl Warren Showgrounds will soon be flying over what’s popularly known as Needle Park. The subliminal theme running through these soon-to-be enterprises is “up,” which coincidentally is the direction that new development along the State Street corridor will be sprouting as well. Clearly, State Street needs attention. But that’s nothing new. A city councilmember told me there are currently 52 vacant storefronts on State Street. I suspect he forgot to include Tienda Ho in that list, a shop that I think was founded way back in 1538 by descendants of Magellan who were much entranced with long-limbed women who wrapped themselves in long, flowing fabrics. Over the years, I never once saw anyone actually go into Tienda Ho and always marveled at its tenacity. But if a shop that could survive so long with

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I have attended many such meetings—usually in person—and marveled at the lichen-like tenacity of these advocates. Typically, they’d home in on some obscure but promising small pilot program in need of saving—with impenetrable acronyms like AOT or CIT—and make life hell for the board of supervisors until they cried uncle—and found the money. This year, they announced, they’re going big. CinemaScope big. It’s about time. Just ask the red-faced f-bomber still screaming at himself. Santa Barbara, they declared, needs to take a page from the San Antonio model in Bexar (pronounced “Bear”) County, Texas, launched 11 years ago by a two-time bear wrestler named Leon Evans and a retired Vaquero Oil executive. Together, they shoehorned about 184 stakeholders into working with and supporting a 22-acre campus. The operation offers to 1,700 people a year —homeless, mentally ill, and addicted—the whole rainbow of service. The Bexar program costs $20 million a year to run, admittedly a whole lot of money. Guess what? That also happens to be exactly what it will cost to annually run the new North County Jail — scheduled to come online sometime later this year. That’s one striking coincidence, especially when you consider that the San Antonio program reportedly diverted 60,000 people into treatment who would otherwise have gone behind bars.

In the meantime, Cottage Hospital reports that its ER is now getting about 100 patients a month who are so severely mentally ill that they pose an imminent threat to themselves or others. This March, the number was 101. Last March, it was 56. Guess what? Our Psychiatric Health Facility is licensed to handle no more than 16. You do the math. Little wonder the amount of time these patients—dubbed 5150s —spend in the ER waiting to find placement has doubled. What does that actually mean? It means this March, it took Cottage—on average— 28.6 hours to figure out what to do with these patients. Last March, by contrast, it took 15.6 hours. Houston, we have a problem. And the solution is hiding in plain sight right there in San Antonio. It turns out that even the troglodyte, reactionary cave dwellers down in Orange County have cottoned on to this reality. According to the mental-health advocates on that Monday Zoom meeting, the O.C. has raised $40 million to replicate the San Antonio model. Of that, we were told, $17 million came from the county government, the rest coming from rich people, municipal governments, and other interested parties. In Santa Barbara—where we have more billionaires per square inch, more Teslas per road mile, and more nonprofits per capita than any place in all 50 states — we’re all interested parties. Maybe it’s time to go big. Or we can continue climbing the walls. —Nick Welsh

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his will be frank. It is what the Centers for Disease Control would like to say but cannot for fear of appearing overbearing and politically incorrect. Scientists produced vaccines to COVID-19 in record time by fast-tracking their development. This does not mean they cut corners; they prioritized these vaccines and put many other projects on hold. The trials were studied as intensively as vaccines not produced under such urgency, and the results are fortunately stunning. The COVID pandemic is the worst and longestlasting medical disaster in over 100 years; it is still raging. Vaccination is the key to getting things under control; it is the percentage of vaccinated people that will do this. While vaccination lags, new variants will emerge and continue the global threat. You must get vaccinated. Can you refuse? Yes. Can you refuse to have your children vaccinated? Yes. Is it your responsibility to get vaccinated? Yes. Is it your responsibility to have your children vaccinated? Yes. A worry has surfaced that vaccine changes our DNA and affects our offspring; this does not happen. However, some viral DNA incorporated into our genes over millions of years, and it protects us from certain virus threats. Indeed, human viral DNA is necessary for pregnancy and the safety of the fetus. Some who irresponsibly refuse, because of irrational fears, political motivation, or indolence, will become infected. Some will infect friends or family members, and some of them will die as a result. We see tearful evidence of this frequently in the news. For those who refuse vaccination, you should be told through your tears that we are genuinely sorry for your loss; however, you are not forgiven. You must forever bear the guilt of your irresponsibility. Get vaccinated for yourself, your family, your friends, and strangers. All deserve your responsibility. —Dr. G. Richard Westerman, S.B.

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To the appeal court’s conclusion that the City of S.B. must allow more vacation rentals, Facebook readers had thoughts: Jana Zimmer [former coastal commissioner] If in 2015 the city had complied with the Coastal Act

and adopted and submitted a Local Coastal Plan amendment for certification, they might have actually come to a reasonable solution. Yes, the Coastal Commission staff is notoriously difficult, but as God said to Irving, who was bemoaning the fact that he couldn’t seem to win the lottery, “Irving, please … meet me halfway. Buy a ticket.” Mary Anderson Harrison Just after the ’09 recession, we rented out a granny unit as a vacation rental, which helped us through a very difficult time. We lived on the property, which made a huge difference on how our renters behaved. Please know that many in S.B. need extra income; it’s not always companies or out-of-town people. Many friends wanting to visit S.B. and stay in a vacation rental, not a hotel, are usually super bummed at how limited the offering is here. They usually go somewhere else to spend their tourist dollars. • Melody Alvarez If they can’t afford a hotel, they don’t have that many tourist dollars. There should be REAL rentals here. Frank Soos I rented a house near Oak Park for $250 a month in 1975. I made $8 an hour checking groceries. Now all our kids are paying upward of $900 a month to share an apartment, and they don’t make enough to cover it. Ask yourself what is the most important housing priority.

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obituaries Pauline Brooks Shillam

Anna Hall

6/18/1940 - 4/30/2021

Willie “Little Man” Tarver

Long time educator and Santa Barbara resident, Pauline Brooks Shillam, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 15, 2021. Born in 1932 to Hilary and Violet Shillam, she was raised in Pasadena and Redondo Beach. She attended Santa Barbara College on the Riviera campus as an elementary education major. She taught at Franklin School and later was asked to join the faculty of Cleveland Elementary School when it first opened. She remained there until her retirement. She taught for 39 years and loved her profession. She respected and nurtured all her students. Her quiet demeanor and humor created an environment of mutual admiration. She enjoyed seeing her former students wherever she went and would ask about their families. Her love of learning continued throughout her life. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional honor society of key women educators. There is a rose garden in her memory on the Cleveland campus. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dennis Shillam and his wife Majorie. She is survived by nieces Wendy Wyman, Pam Shillam, Joyce Duich and Laura Shillam. Donations in her memory may be made to Meals on Wheels, the Music Academy of the West, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or the charity of your choice. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Anna Jane “Clayton” Hall was born on June 18, 1940. God took her home to heaven on April 30, 2021.  Anna was born in Buell, Idaho to J. Oliver and Rachel Clayton.  Anna left Idaho after graduation from high school and moved to different areas across the country.  She moved to Santa Barbara in 1960 where she ended up settling and calling home.  Anna graduated from Santa Barbara Business College and during her career held various positions at Greyhound, Emco Industrial, Sansum, and H&R Block.   Anna married Willie Hall, who had three children of his own (Billy Hall, Nezzi Person, and Jeffery Hall).  She had a lifelong passion for traveling, adventures, going to the movies, and seeing the country.  She also loved the beach and visiting family.   Anna met her soulmate/ companion William Hill in 1997. They shared a passion for travel and spent many happy years traveling together from coast to coast. She is preceded in death by her Parents. Her husband Willie Hall. Her sisters Carol Fultz, Delores Brawley, and Maxine Turano. Her niece Kathy Villa.  She is survived by William Hill. Her nieces Patti Sorich, Linda Lammers, Cindy Smith-Simmons, and Debbie Williams. Nephews Kim Fultz, Dan Brawley, and Gary Brawley.  Willie Hall’s children and many great-nieces, greatnephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.    Anna was a wonderful person and loved by many. She is, and will be, forever missed.

Willie “Little Man” Tarver – such an unforgettable man with a profound legacy. He was a one-of-a-kind type person. Whether you knew him for years or just met him while in the grocery store, you could never forget a soul quite like “Little Man’s”. It seemed like everybody knew him and I mean everybody! He will be remembered for his loving character, generous and still nature, and faithful commitment. He was an honest man; whatever he said, he meant it from the best place, because he loved you. You could always count on him to greet you with his own “Hey! How you doing?”, followed by his uniquely bright smile and rich chuckle. If “dress to impress” was a person, it would be him. Whether it be a church service at Greater Hope, a family cookout at the beach, or even running a regular errand, you could rest assured he was going to be as sharp as a tack. There was never a dull moment with “Little Man” because he’d be sure of it. He loved his community. He loved his church. He loved his family. Most importantly, he loved God because he knew his relationship with Him would matter the most, in the end. To know Willie “Little Man” Tarver was to simply love him, you couldn’t help but love him. Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”, that was him. If you had the opportunity to know or meet him, consider yourself blessed because he was

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truly an angel on this side of Heaven. A memorial service to honor Willie Tarver is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 430 E. Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, at 11am. Following the service, there will be a repast held at East Beach, right across from the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Veteran’s of Foreign Wars.

Alexander A. Ruiz

3/10/1950 - 4/19/2021

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Alex was proud of his Chumash and Spanish heritage that dates back to the Presidio days. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School, class of 1968. In his early life, he took up surfing at the local beaches as a tewwen. Alex loved to camp, hunt and fish with his father, Julius, and his brother, Raymond. Horses were every part of Alex’s lifestyle. He trained them to be pack horses for hunting. His horses could navigate him into the backcountry no matter the circumstances. At true testament to his character. The backcountry is, and will forever be, where he spent countless happy hours. The Santa Barbara backcountry became his true home, holding his secrets and his truth’s. There is not a trail in the area he has not hiked or rode a horse on. He made a campground in memory of his wife Lorna, which became a designated camp. Alex was a master of cooking tri-tip over an oak wood barbecue. Bringing stories and laughter to INDEPENDENT.COM

every cookout became a part of Alex’s pastimes. He would even bring out his harmonica, for close family and friends. Alex’s selflessness attitude and willingness to help others, are something his children will always try to mirror. He was a great and loving father to his children, Michael (Elizabeth), Melissa (Bradley) and Brian. He was a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren, Emily, Kristin, and Chloe. Alex took it upon himself to pass on all his knowledge and wisdom to everyone he came in contact with, a true leader. Alex is also survived by Margo, his best friend and partner for everything. She not only became a light in Alex’s life, she will forever be a part of his family. Alex was an amazing man. His family and friends are heartbroken to have lost him so soon. He was way too young to leave us. We will forever miss his stories and his infectious laughter. Alex passed away unexpectedly, in his sleep, and is preceded in death by his parents Julius and Cora, brother Raymond, grandson Brandon, and his beloved wife Lorna. We truly believe he is in heaven, riding a horse in the mountains with wife. “Happy trails our friend, may your rides be longer and the sunsets full, until we meet again.” We are tentatively planning on having a celebration of life for him on Saturday June 12th at Live Oak Campground as long as covid restrictions are lifted. Please RSVP with his children to attend. Those who wish to stay the night are welcome to join us or stop by to say goodbye. Alex loved camping more than anything so we thought it would be perfect to celebrate him in that way.

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obituaries Delia Brinton 1948 - 2021

Delia Brinton died peacefully and surrounded by family at her home in Santa Barbara on April 13 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 72. Delia was a devoted mother, a dedicated humanitarian, and a licensed therapist who spent much of her life trying to improve the lives of others. She is remembered by many for her equanimity, wisdom, kindness, and generosity. Delia was born in San Francisco. The flat block in the city where she grew up was home to a vibrant community of other children and neighbors with whom she and her family formed life-long friendships. She attended high school at Verde Valley School, a boarding school in Arizona. The curriculum included service learning opportunities on Native American Reservations and in rural communities in Mexico; she would later credit these experiences with cultivating her curiosity, empathy and commitment to social engagement. She attended Bennington College and UC Berkeley before putting her formal education on hold to raise a family. Some years later, she returned to school with vigor, completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Dominican University the same week her daughter graduated from Berkeley. Three years later, she completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and then continued on to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Delia lived most of her adult life in Marin County. She engaged deeply in the lives of her children and her community, taking pleasure in activities like sewing matching dresses for her daughter and best friend, hosting yoga classes for the neighborhood children, and editing the elementary school newsletter. She was committed to introducing 16

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her children to other cultures, and planned adventures to Central and South America among many other destinations. In her memoir, she wrote of the “utter contentment” and “intuitive familiarity” of motherhood. She described learning to “tread lightly but firmly” in the lives of grandchildren while committing to never fail to be there for them. She took comfort in being part of a family continuum. She was likewise concerned for the well-being of all children, making youth in need a focus of her therapy practice, her community service, and her philanthropy. Beginning in the 1980’s, she found a spiritual community in what would become the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she was an active member and served on the Board of Directors. Practicing Buddhism, allowed her to maintain a rich spiritual practice of mindfulness and meditation. “From the beginning,” she wrote, “it wasn’t the meditation practice itself that attracted me...I just wanted to do my best to become a kinder, more balanced person, mindful of my environment and the effects of my actions on others.” Delia embodied gentleness and altruism, exemplified in her thoughtful approach to her personal evolution. An avid photographer, Delia excelled at making portraits, a reflection of her perspicacity and inclination to look and listen with great sensitivity and without undue judgment. She was rarely without a camera. She used this medium to explore her feelings and parse wonders she witnessed. She took exquisite pictures, capturing both the ephemeral and the enduring. Delia will be remembered for her quiet sense of knowing, her loving-kindness, and her profound generosity. She is survived by her daughter Melissa White (Tobin), son Jasper Eiler (Brook), five grandsons, her sister Katherine Crawford (Gregg), brother William Brinton (Gerry), and cousin who lived with her family Demaris Brinton (Theron). Delia is predeceased by her parents, Mary Jane and William Brinton and her sister, Barbra Dengate Paulson.

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Sebastian Klaus Hallig 1/23/1999 - 4/17/2021

comforted to know he’s free at last flying together with his Papa in peace. Sebastian, we will miss you endlessly. Your crooked smile, big hugs, effortless jokes, and your unique desire for everyone around you to be okay. We promise we will try. “A Celebration of Life” will be held on May 23rd 2021 at 4 pm at the Calvary chapel in Santa Barbara 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez in Santa Barbara. Black attire please.

NRBQ (The World’s Greatest Bar Band). He collected many more loving friends along his travels. A memorial will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 15th, at 33 South La Patera Lane (near Goleta Amtrak). In lieu of flowers family & friends request donations be made to PATH/Santa Barbara

Jeffrey Mark Levy

4/12/1956 - 4/11/2021 Sebastian Klaus Hallig, 22, passed away unexpectedly April 17th, 2021, in Santa Barbara, CA. He is survived by his twin sister Soleil Hallig, mother and step-father Beatrice and Nicolas Michel. His Step sisters Alexandra and Laetitia Michel, half-brother Oskar Hallig and uncle Markus Grimm and his grandmother Jutta Mosimann. Sebastian was preceded in death by his father (aka “Papa”), Klaus Hallig in 2013.  A miracle to his parents, Sebastian was born January 23rd, 1999, in Santa Monica CA and grew up spending time and between Santa Barbara and Munich, Germany.  As a child, he was fearless. That never changed. From grabbing rattlesnakes by the neck and riding anything with wheels since he could walk, his love for adventure and thrill-seeking never faded.  After attending Munich International School and traveling extensively already as a small child, he graduated from Crane Country Day School and proceeded to play volleyball at Santa Barbara High School and MIS in Munich. His enthusiasm, leadership, and skill in athletics was outmatched.  His natural charm was unparalleled. Sebastian had a way of making everyone he met, from peers to adults, feel like an instant friend. Those who knew Sebastian know he loved hard with every fiber in his body.   There was an authenticity and gentle wildness in the way Sebastian lived life. Many have written about how special he was and how fortunate they were to know him. While Sebastian’s life here on Earth fell short, we’re

Carlye Hummel-Strever 12/7/1962 - 2/21/2021

Jeff Levy left us just shy of his 65th birthday after a lengthy illness. Born April 12th, 1956 in Torrance CA, to Walter Bernard Levy, Helen Lawanda Levy (Killion) Jeff is survived by his Sister Cheryl Briggs of Garden Grove. From his earliest days Jeff was a lover of music. Many hundreds (if not thousands) of people can trace their musical tastes to the influence Jeff had on them. Jeff attended UCSB for short period of time and then settled in Isla Vista. As the long-term manager of Morninglory Music in Isla Vista Jeff was well known and well loved by his friends and acquaintances. Jeff performed regularly at Borsodi’s Coffee House where he also helped book musical acts as well many bands including The Hurricane Band and The Scratch & Sniff Review. After the demise of The Record stores and Morninglory Jeff made his way to downtown Santa Barbara where he continued to make many friends. Jeff helped bring some great musical talent to town including Bill Kirchner of Commander Cody fame (guitar on Hot Rod Lincoln) in addition to performing himself. For Jeff, the only thing that came close to equaling his love of music was his love of the Lakers and Dodgers. Above all Jeff loved Live Music and was often on road trips to catch his favorite acts, especially

Carlye Hummel-Strever went to sleep in Jesus with her husband Danny close beside. Having been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on Valentines Day 2020, throughout the following year her character attributes were clearly manifested. You may read about her in the tribute section of her website: Last Generation for Christ. org Having worked for many years in the front office of pediatric dentist George Lyman, she cheerfully greeted every child. She was a gifted gardener, artist, musician, writer/editor, linguist and theologian. Being a born again Seventhday Adventist Christian whose hope is in the second coming of Jesus. 1 Thess. 4: 16,17 Carlye is survived by her husband Danny, mother Romilda (Dave) Davis, sister Lisa, niece Zoelle, nephew Blue, brother in law Doug (Claudia) Strever, niece Sarah and great nephews Noah and Zane. She was preceded in death by her brother Ricky and father Alvin Hummel M.D. Services will be held on their wedding anniversary Saturday May 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist church 425 Arroyo Road Santa Barbara, Ca 93110


In Memoriam

Darryl Perlin 1947-2021

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BY PAT R I C K M C K I N L E Y arryl Perlin was a friend of mine.

He and his wife, Linda, both graduates of UCLA, were married 52 years. Linda and their three daughters and grandchildren

survive. I met him when newly elected District Attorney Stan Roden hired him — a decision that was so significant for all who knew and interacted with Darryl. He worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Maria, and then in Santa Barbara, where he remained for the rest of his wonderful, energetic, and successful career, spanning almost 35 years, until his retirement. Darryl and I were assigned to the Career Offender Program in the DA’s Office. This unit handled property crimes by defendants with long criminal records. It was here that Darryl really came into his own. These cases were often the recipient of a long memo, detailing each and every one of the defendant’s past crimes. Thereafter, he handled a wide assortment of felony cases until his retirement. Many of them were memorable. They included prosecuting and convicting the Chancellor of UCSB for embezzlement; the murder of the husband in a divorce matter by the parents of the ex-wife, resulting in a plea of guilty by the father and a jury conviction of murder for the ex; the first “torture” conviction in California after the crime was added via Proposition 115 in 1990 of a particularly sadistic defendant; the successful prosecution of three defendants for the grave robbing of Chumash artifacts on Santa Cruz Island; and a most memorable misdemeanor conviction of the son of a wealthy, oil-rich Saudi national — a case that withstood international pressure to show leniency or to take money instead of justice. The defendant fled after a jury conviction for reckless driving — in his Ferrari — but later was sentenced to 45 days in jail after a huge money fine to allow the defendant to buy his way out of trouble was rejected. As Darryl said, “He gambled, he lost, and now he must pay!” Many, many other significant cases were assigned to Darryl with positive results. A very notorious kidnapping for ransom of a 19-year-old victim in 1993 eventually resulted in a plea of guilty by the mastermind of a three-defendant group of co-conspirators. The lead defendant also pleaded guilty to sexual assault and for soliciting someone to beat up a jailhouse informant. In subsequent post-trial litigation, the defendant had a perjury charge added. Darryl did not let go once he had his teeth in you. A twice-escaped embezzlement defendant, who chose rich men to victimize and was featured on America’s Most Wanted, used embezzled funds to get a facelift and used the stolen money for her expensive tastes while on the lam. When she was captured, the file was assigned to Darryl, and the defendant went to prison. Darryl’s comment, “She wanted to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous, but now she must pay!” Darryl had a perfectly synchronized ethical compass. In 1982, when I was appointed the assistant district attorney, Darryl would often come to my office and tell me about various problems and suggest policy changes — and virtually all of them were implemented, as he was right on the button with his concerns. At our weekly meetings at which pending cases were discussed, Darryl was an active participant, often suggesting things that should be done on the cases under review to make them bulletproof. He was excellent at pointing out elements to make a case stronger. Darryl was known as being super-prepared — and many a law enforcement officer was the recipient of an investigation request that seemed over the top but

THE KING: Darryl Perlin was a highly successful prosecutor of tough cases for the District Attorney’s Office who had a distinctive love for Elvis.

later proved to be so important. No stone was left unturned. In one case, he told the detectives to contact and interview every person in the defendant’s address book — resulting in one of the people telling the detectives that the defendant, who was on trial for murder, had approached him requesting a gun that could not be traced! Darryl arrived to work early and often would appear in my office with a Steely Dan CD, which he would put on the player, open the windows, and do a dance and sing-along! Jurors and courthouse employees must have wondered just what was going on up there on the fourth floor of the DA’s Office! On other important “Elvis” days, a life-size Gold Elvis cardboard cutout would be standing on the ledge outside Darryl’s office window, looking down on Santa Barbara street, to the amusement of all. Inside his office he maintained a “shrine” with Elvis memorabilia — so interesting and unusual that his office was often a stop on the office tour any employee was giving. For many years, Darryl starred as the right fielder for the DA City League Softball team. He organized yearly the bus trips to Dodger Stadium for the office and courthouse employees. Some may also recall Darryl and Commissioner Ed De Caro dressing up as the Blues Brothers, black hats and sunglasses included, and making court appearances. They performed at my own retirement party and received a standing ovation! People still talk about it to this day! When news of Darryl Perlin’s death broke on April 29, social media lit up, many of the remembrances referring to Elvis, for whom Darryl had a lifelong enthusiasm. Dressing up in his gold lamé Elvis outfit (made for him by Sheri Markley of the Sheriff’s Department), complete with “Elvis” sunglasses, Darryl would make periodic court appearances as The King of Rock and Roll while court was in session. He would just walk in the back door of the courtroom with the judge on the bench and the courtroom full of defendants, in and out of custody, their friends and relatives, and all the attorneys. Someone — usually an in-custody defendant — would say, “Look! It’s Elvis!” The judge would look up and ask “Elvis” to come forward, and then they would engage in a colloquy, ending with “Elvis” asking the judge to “be good” to the defendants that day, as it was Elvis’s birthday. It’s true! You can’t make this stuff up! Some of the Facebook comments from veteran law enforcement officers — and there were many — are worth quoting: “A great prosecutor and a fun guy,” “one of the best,” “Thank you for being there for us!” “an honor working with him.” There were many more, all with the same thoughts about what a great guy he was. Many of them of course added that “Elvis has left the building”! A shiva minyan was held at Congregation B’nai B’rith on April 29. I, along with many others, watched and listened to it via Zoom. The comments made it clear that there was more to Darryl than the District Attorney’s Office. He was as gifted as he was unique and generous and had a penchant for leaving voicemails that ran out the tape on answering machines and sending books and gifts unsolicited. Darryl had a wonderful sense of right and wrong. Darryl was a credit to the Office of the District Attorney, and to the legal profession. n Yes, Darryl Perlin was a friend of mine!

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Yet nearly the opposite has proved to be true. Without access to Campbell Hall, The Arlington Theatre, and The Granada Theatre, to name a few of the wonderful venues in which Arts & Lectures ordinarily operates, the organization has nevertheless found multiple ways to continue bringing its message of 21st-century enlightenment to a broad audience. The Race to Justice series, which featured a galaxy of stars from Bryan Stevenson to Isabel Wilkerson and Wynton Marsalis, initiated an essential conversation that changed the way we think about equality. These events will continue in some form indefinitely as more people discover the powerful network of scholars and activists who are at work redefining American identity from perspectives of knowledge, wisdom, and lived experience. The online House Calls series has reached a global audience while nurturing existing relationships between the Santa Barbara When it comes to thinking clearly and acting community and the world’s top writers productively in the service of creating hope, and performers. Rather than disrupting the Arts & Lectures project, the challenges one figure occupies a singular place in global of quarantine have sharpened its focus and consciousness. At age 85, His Holiness, Tenrenewed its mission. zin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama has served On Tuesday, May 18, when A&L presents his nation and humanity for a long lifetime His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in conin selfless devotion to the cause of inspiring versation with Pico Iyer, the program will humans to embrace their innate potential. To his followers, he is the living manifestabe available for free to anyone with access to A SIMPLE MONK: In private moments, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama likes to downplay his tion of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, the the internet. Iyer, a formidable figure in his status as the spiritual leader of Tibet by calling himself “just a simple Buddhist monk.” patron saint of Tibet, and the reincarnation own right, is a longtime friend of His Holihe appears on Tuesday, May 18, as the keynote speaker for of the 13th Dalai Lama. To the world at large, ness and an adept lay exponent of the Dalai he commands the kind of respect associated with only a UCSB Arts & Lectures’ new programming initiative Creat- Lama’s Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The Dalai Lama has handful of giants who have changed the course of history, ing Hope, that’s the voice that you will hear: one attuned to long had a special connection to UCSB, the first university people like Mahatma Gandhi and the Reverend Martin the needs of the broadest possible audience. in America to establish a chair in his name for the teaching Luther King Jr. In addition to wielding influence as a politiIt’s a commonplace that so-called natural disasters tend of Tibetan Studies. Professor José Cabezón, the current cal and religious leader, the Dalai Lama occupies an exalted to reveal underlying flaws in society. What’s less frequently holder of that position, is both a trained scientist with a position among the scholars with whom he meets on a acknowledged is the degree to which shifting conditions degree from Cal Tech and a former Buddhist monk who regular basis to discuss the latest developments in physics, can uncover untapped strengths. As the leading provider spent 10 years in a monastery in India. Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of psychology, and neuroscience. of live cultural events in our region, UCSB Arts & Lectures Equally at home among renowned scientists and his fel- has a long record of tapping the best talent the world has conversing with Professor Cabezón and Pico Iyer about low Buddhist monks, the Dalai Lama is perhaps best loved to offer, regardless of genre, medium, or place of origin. the upcoming event and about the extraordinary impact for his exceptional fluency in the everyday language of With its emphasis on bringing people together in person, the Dalai Lama has had on his constituents and on world ordinary people. Steeped in an esoteric tradition with few one could reasonably expect that the organization might history. As the deadline for the story approached, an unexrivals for complexity, he nevertheless conveys his wisdom reduce its programming or even shut down altogether in pected blessing took this research process to a higher level. with a calm directness and lively humor that has made him a time when large gatherings are prohibited as a matter of The Dalai Lama found time to send written responses to among the most popular public figures of our time. When public safety. a series of email questions that Iyer had submitted to him TENZIN CHOEJOR

long with the rush to return to the lives we led prior to the pandemic comes an underlying confusion and fear. While we all yearn to replenish our exhausted supplies of the warmth of human contact through the familiar old repertoire of handshakes and hugs, a bigger potential loss lurks beneath the surface. In the face of so much division in our society, one wonders about the status of the shared assumptions that such habitual greetings represent. As people emerge blinking from this radical social hiatus, will the mutual trust our gestures are understood to signal remain intact? In order to restore the collective emotional foundation on which our habits rest and regain the fullness of connection we crave, we are going to need lots of the world’s most universal value: hope.

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Monastery, where he was a monk for 10 years, and which was founded in the 15th century. This ancient institution is now located in India, as are virtually all the principal centers of Tibetan Buddhism. This displacement makes the scholarly work being done at sites such as UCSB all the more important. In addition to advising graduate stuCabezón becomes animated when dents and advanced undergraduates in describing the way that the “religion is the Religious Studies department, José dying in Tibet due to restrictions put Cabezón teaches one of UCSB’s most on monks and lay practitioners” by the popular lecture courses, The Religions Chinese authorities. This is happening of Tibet. Speaking with him, it’s easy despite a “huge growth of interest in to understand why so many students, Tibetan Buddhism on the part of Han most of whom will never visit this Chinese.” Cabezón said that there have remote place or continue to study Bud- been as many as 10,000 people studydhism, are nevertheless attracted to this ing at Larung Gar, a Tibetan Buddhist seemingly esoteric subject. Listening to community that lies within the ChiProfessor Cabezón, one begins to get an nese prefecture of Sichuan, and that idea of both the constant threat posed in recent years, the government has to Tibetan Buddhism by the Chinese sought to reduce their population by occupation of Tibet, and of the strength bulldozing their homes. and resolve of the Dalai Lama as the For Cabezón and other Tibetan leader of a nation in exile. Buddhists, the threat posed by Chinese Cabezón’s most recent book, co- interference extends beyond these bruauthored with Penpa Dorjee, gives a tal measures taken on the ground to comprehensive history of the Sera the very institution of the Dalai Lama itself. China has made its intention clear in regard to the succession of the role. When the time comes for a 15th Dalai Lama to be chosen, China will pick its own candidate, regardless of the fact that, as an avowedly atheist state, it considers the religion of Tibet to be a species of superstition. The shadow cast by this intention sets off the heroism of the 14th Dalai Lama all the more. For Cabezón, the Dalai Lama’s tremendous optimism about the goodness of human beings is nothing short of amazing. “He doesn’t see the possibility of realizing these ideals FIRST VISIT: Iyer welcomed the Dalai Lama on his first trip as some kind of pie in the to Santa Barbara in 1986. sky,” he told me. The Dalai

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of secular ethics designed to inculcate universal values of compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment, and self-discipline. Despite a lifetime of rigorous scholarship and a long fascination with difficult concepts in philosophy, psychology, and the sciences, the Dalai Lama speaks plainly and seeks to assist his listeners in becoming more fully themselves, rather than acolytes of him. When I asked Iyer if the Dalai Lama had changed over the 40-plus years that they have known each other, he said that his fundamental principles remain essentially the same. The methods he uses to communicate them, however, have been modified by the Buddhist concept of “skillful means,” which calls for rhetorical strategies appropriate to the audience at hand. Iyer also sees this shift as a response to his travels and to the responsibilities he began to shoulder at a young age as the political

Pico Iyer deserves to be recognized as a key personal and professional liaison between the Dalai Lama and multiple worlds. The two have known one another for four decades and traveled the globe together, including 10 trips to Japan, where Iyer lives most of the year and where the Dalai Lama receives an extraordinary amount of attention and respect. As the only Buddhist nation willing to stand up to China in order to host the Dalai Lama’s visits — South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Myanmar have all declined to do so—Japan serves as an important outpost of Tibetan Buddhist worship, with followers traveling from all over Asia to participate in these public events. For Iyer, whose father was also a friend to the 14th Dalai Lama as early as 1960, the opportunity to spend so much time with the man has clearly been a transformative experience. When I spoke with Iyer by Zoom from his home in Japan, he articulated the logic behind this event with great clarity. In response to the idea of creating hope, he said of the Dalai Lama, “That’s what he’s really done his whole life. He takes very difficult circumstances and finds the hidden pearl of possibility within them.” TRUSTED COMPANION: Pico Iyer has earned the Dalai Lama’s Citing the Dalai Lama’s loss of trust through more than 40 years of devoted friendship. nine of his siblings when he was very young, the task of leading a population leader of his people. He is the first Dalai of six million people in exile for 50 years, Lama to travel outside of Asia for significant and the burden of carrying out that duty periods of time, and his cosmopolitan expewhile being opposed by the largest nation rience has had a profound impact not only on earth, Iyer said that of all the people he’s on his own life, but on the world at large. ever met, “The Dalai Lama has probably For Celesta Billeci, the Miller McCune suffered the most.” Yet his response to these Executive Director of UCSB Arts & Lecchallenges, according to Iyer, includes what tures, this event embodies everything people remember about him most: “his she has sought in establishing this series robust confidence, his constant laugh, and on the theme of creating hope. “It’s a big honor for Arts & Lectures to be hosting his infectious smile.” He sees the exile of his kingdom to India this event,” she told me. “It’s going to be as an opportunity rather than as a loss. In streamed worldwide in 14 languages, and the wake of recent events, including but when Pico first proposed it to His Holiness, not limited to the COVID pandemic, he he responded ‘yes’ within 24 hours.” This has a great deal of wisdom to offer because, willingness on the part of the Dalai Lama as Iyer said, “What we’re trying to do is see to share his thoughts at this time is itself an what good can come out of a seemingly example of what he will be talking about, bad event,” and “the Dalai Lama is the past which is creating hope. The following email dialogue was provided to the Santa Barmaster of that.” Unlike religious leaders motivated by bara Independent as an exclusive feature in an evangelical impulse, the Dalai Lama advance of his appearance through UCSB does not seek to convert people. Instead, Arts & Lectures on Tuesday, May 18. We he sees his mission as spreading a doctrine present the exchange in its entirety.

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Dalai Lama What are the most important things those in the West often misunderstand, or don’t know, about Tibet and its culture? In general, prior to 1959, primarily on account of Tibet’s ill-advised determination to isolate itself from the rest of the world, the international community did not have a deep understanding either of our country or our culture. Tibetan Buddhism, for example, was referred to in a derogatory way as Lamaism. Today, there is an increasing recognition that the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which adopts the approach of the ancient University of Nalanda in India, extensively promotes the use of reasoning and logic. Currently, a number of scientists are showing interest in aspects of Tibetan Buddhism that correspond to their understanding of the nature and workings of mind and what today is known as neuroscience. The University of California, Santa Barbara, is very proud to be home to the 14th Dalai Lama Chair of Tibetan Studies, occupied for 20 years now by Professor José Cabezón. Beyond studying Tibet’s language, its history, and its religion, how can those of us in the West best help sustain both Tibet and Tibetan culture? Nalanda University was a place brimming with intellectual energy. Representatives of a wide range of Indian schools of thought studied there, and through their exchange of ideas enriched each other’s understanding. It was an academic system founded on logic and reason. Evidence of these processes is reflected in the treatises that have come down to us and which continue to be studied in our monastic centres of learning today. Nagarjuna, for example, elucidated what the Buddha had to say about the correct view of reality. Aryadeva, Bhāvaviveka, Buddhapālita and Chandrakirti in due course built on each other’s work and shed further light on what Nagarjuna revealed. This system was also sustained in Tibet. Someone like Tsongkhapa, in his youth, travelled to different centres of learning and made himself familiar with the various views being taught. Later in life, when he was preparing to compose his own appraisal of the Madhyamaka school of thought, he first read all the existing Indian commentaries to it and considered the views they contained. Comparing and exchanging ideas makes a powerful contribution to furthering human understanding. In the present day, this is something we’ve recognised in the fruitful discussions we’ve held with contemporary thinkers and modern scientists.

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Your Holiness always remains very confident about the world and its potential, as well as very realistic. What gives you hope right now? It’s important to recognise that everyone has a right to happiness. There is no room for divisions into us and them. We need to think in terms of the oneness of humanity. Differences of nationality, race, religious faith, level of education are all secondary. We need to realize that other people’s problems are our problems too. Physical pain can be reduced through mental exertion, but mental unease is not relieved by physical comfort. We need to nurture a concern for others’ well-being. Warm-heartedness reduces stress and brings calm to ourselves and to those around us; it gives rise to trust n and trust leads to friendship. This I regard as a source of hope.

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The former mining towns steeped in Gold Rush history are located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Sitting just below the snow line at 2,400 feet, the neighboring cities are an hour’s drive north of Sacramento and about an hour-plus west of Lake Tahoe. If you wanted to take advantage of the new Southwest service from SBA to Oakland, it would be a three-hour drive northeast, with Napa as a tempting detour or itinerary add-on en route. Last fall, I had the pleasure of spending three nights as a guest of the Holbrooke before it officially opened to the public. I got to see what Villanueva and her team accomplished firsthand, painstakingly bringing the 1852 building back to its original glory and seamlessly integrating the modern comforts today’s travelers expect. That weekend, more than 500 locals came in for tours. I was struck by their curiosity and palpable excitement over seeing the cherished landmark reborn, and it was clear to me that Acme was uniquely suited to the task, particularly given the part the company played in making Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone what it is today. When Acme acquired the hotels and started the renovations more than two years ago, Villanueva made the almost seven-hour drive north at least every other week to personally oversee the complex projects. As stewards of such beloved community treasures, she knew it was important to bring residents into the fold. “The locals in both communities have been warm and supportive and more than anything grateful that we have ‘saved’ their beloved hotels,” Villanueva reflected. “Both properties were in dire need of upgrades and extensive deferred maintenance. The locals are very proud of the hotels’ histories, so they are thrilled to see them come back to life more beautiful than ever.”

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In its first act, the likes of Mark Twain, Jack London, and President Ulysses S. Grant were Holbrooke guests, as were gold prospectors and outlaws. That colorful history was woven into the masculine persona Acme developed to guide the design of the hotel — an approach they also took with the National, whose distinctly feminine persona is the yin to the Holbrooke’s yang. Villanueva describes the Holbrooke muse as, “An educated frontiersman exploring life with wit, buoyancy, and a sharp eye for truth. He is both an adventurer and a wily intellectual with a tough grit and solid work ethic.” The 28-room, three-level hotel retains its historic integrity down to the original brick and stone walls. Local architects and craftspeople were brought in to help preserve and enhance period elements like the woodwork and stained glass behind the bar at the 1852 Golden Gate Saloon — one of the longest operating bars west of the Mississippi. Villanueva and her design team scoured local sales for the authentic vintage prints, taxidermy, and pianos you can see in public spaces and guestrooms. While the hotel restoration was underway, Chef Zachary Ahrenholtz spent time in Santa Barbara with Acme’s culinary team to learn the company ropes. The alum of premier Napa Valley kitchens developed the hotel’s signature Californio cuisine inspired by the early days of California. “We deliver creative, handmade food, sourced locally and seasonally, alongside craft cocktails and an extensive selection of local wines,” Villanueva explained. “I think our [Santa Barbara] fans will recognize how we use design to create beautiful, comfortable, and welcoming places filled with period details and a sense of humor. We use this to tell the story of our buildings and the unique style of hospitality within it.” Less than 10 minutes down the road from the Holbrooke is its sister property, the National Exchange Hotel, which opened May 6. When I was in town last November, Villanueva led me on a walk-through of the 38-room hotel. It was still very much under construction, yet enough progress had been made to envision what was to come — updated Victorian rooms with high ceilings and gorgeous floral wallpapers, as well as the destination restaurant, Lola, named for dancer Lola Montez, their Gold Rush–era muse for the restored 1856 hotel.

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HAPPY HARVESTS: The crew at Crown Point Vineyard — from left, Maria Aguirre, Cristal Tapia, Ambrosia Jimenez, Maria Luchita Martinez, and Adriana Hernandez — take a break around dawn. This yearbook-like spread from Vines & Vision showcases the various people required to bring a vintage to market, from proprietors to farmworkers.

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On May 21 at 5:30 p.m., the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience is hosting a free panel called “El Buen Equipo: It Takes a Village to Make Great Santa Barbara Wine.” Moderated by our senior editor Matt Kettmann, the event — which is soliciting donations to benefit the nonprofit Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People — will feature photographer Macduff Everton and vintners Ruben Solorzano, Maria “Lupe” Monroy, Fabian Bravo, and Fidencio Flores. See sbce.events to register. The following passage and photographs are excerpted from the El Buen Equipo chapter in Vines & Vision: The Winemakers of Santa Barbara County, which was published by Kettmann and Everton in November 2020. See vinesandvisionsb.com to find one of the remaining print copies or to buy an e-book.

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tanks, there are so many steps in the vineyard that are critical to ensuring a successful harvest. Winemakers are the first to tell you that every vintage is a team effort, with everyone putting in long hours during both cold spells and heat waves. There’s the mud and dust, the beating sun and rain, the changing climate, the bees and yellow jackets, all of the indelible moments that are part of life in the vineyard and winery. While the whole team shares these moments, it is the winemaker who ultimately receives the recognition once everything comes together and the vinous fluid is bottled. But, at least in Santa Barbara County, these winemakers are keen on making sure everyone who contributed is acknowledged for their efforts. As I began photographing for the book Vines & Vision in 2018, I started bringing my portable backdrop along in the back of my car. I’d set it up in minutes in order to shoot portraits of most everyone I met in the vineyards or at the wineries. The resulting images were of winemakers and vineyard managers, of mon-

eyed proprietors and proud laborers, of white skin and brown skin and everything in between — of everyone involved in the ancient and honored art of winemaking required to pour your next sip. We decided to call them El Buen Equipo, or “The Good Team.” While vintners hail from all over the globe, most of the vineyard workers in Santa Barbara County are originally from Mexico. But today there are second and third generations growing up in the same areas where their parents and grandparents first worked and gained citizenship. Agricultural communities depend on their expertise and labor to keep their farms, vineyards, and ranches operating. The reality is that proprietors and winemakers come and go. But the glue that holds the wine country together through the ages are the workers who have been working there for decades. They know the land like few others and make sure everything runs smoothly with seasoned expertise. At first, some were hesitant to allow me to make their portrait. “Why?” they asked.

“Reconocimiento,” I answered in Spanish — “recognition” and appreciation for their labor, expertise, and contribution. They immediately understood. Who wouldn’t want their contributions recognized and appreciated? On my many return visits, I would bring back copies of their portraits, which surprised and pleased them. Many of the crews I met were originally from the states of Jalisco, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Aguascalientes, and Guanajuato. They spoke Spanish, but I also heard Mixtec too, a beautiful language from Oaxaca. My takeaway from spending time with the crews was their music and their generosity. If someone didn’t bring a transistor radio, someone else would start singing. I heard banda, rancheras, and corridos. When they discovered I knew the difference and had on my iPhone songs by Yolanda del Rio, Los Cadetes de Linares, Julio Jaramillo, Los Tres Ases, and Acerina y Su Danzonera, along with more tropical artistas such as Beny More, Perez Prado, and Los Corraleros de Majagual, we had music to talk about — good rhythm transcends language and borders. During breaks, they always offered me whatever they brought for themselves, whether it was a packet of galletas (cookies) or tacos they made over a fire. Their generosity is part of their culture, a reminder that, once, Americans were also considered generous and gracious hosts. Everyone has their own story and history, and when you learn about the people we featured in Vines & Vision, you realize just how similar most of us are in our hopes, dreams, and ambition: a better life for their children, a good education, a strong work ethic, a safe neighborhood, all the ingredients that make them good American citizens. They are the people you want as your neighbors. As the great Nobel Prize–winning poet Czeslaw Milosz writes in “Late Ripeness”: I knew, always, that I would be a worker in the vineyard, As are all men and women living at the same time, n Whether they are aware of it or not.

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Like last year, those smaller items are spanakopita (spinach-filo pies) and dolma (grape-leaf-wrapped rice), while new offerings include cubed feta straight from the brine and fasolakia. “That’s a green bean dish cooked in tomato with more garlic and olive oil,” said Botaitis. “We try to target people who are meat eaters as well as vegetarians.”

The loukoumades are for dessert. “They’re little donut holes that are fried quickly and then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with walnuts,” said Botaitis, noting that they can be ordered without nuts as well. “They’re addicting; they’re delicious.” This year’s three pickup days at the church, which is located at 1205 San Antonio Creek Road, are over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31, but orders must be placed by May 16. Prices range from $3 for feta and $8 for a souvlaki pita to $50 for combo orders. Place your order at greekgrabgo.com. —Matt Kettmann


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s we advance through the early stages of reopening, it’s been a pleasure to experience the more ephemeral, less capital-intensive art operations that have sprung up in and around Santa Barbara during the pandemic. In terms of sheer fluidity of approach, it’s going to be hard to top the CA53776V2 gallery that’s currently being curated by UCSB assistant professor of art Alex Lukas behind the windshield of his 2007 Ford Ranger. Every few days, Lukas chooses another single artwork to feature on his dashboard. People interested in visiting the gallery are invited to walk along the 300 block of West Anapamu Street until they spot a white pickup truck. The truck has a website — ca53776v2.gallery — and an Instagram account, @ca53776v2.gallery. Recently featured artists include Kim Beck, E. Saffronia Downing, Madeleine Ignon, Misael Soto, and Kareem Worrell. Soto’s “Little Redwoods” (2021) plays on those evergreen air fresheners that people hang from their rearview mirrors with mordant wit. I found the CA53776V2 gallery while it was parked at the Community Arts Workshop, where Elisa Ortega Montilla and Madeleine Ignon staged a pair of dazzling pop-ups on Friday, April 30. Since Ignon was also currently on view in the pickup, the result was that thing where an artist has two shows, and someone gets in the first show and drives it to the second show. Happens all the time, right? Ignon’s paintings are not like anything else I’ve seen,

except maybe Francis Picabia’s more Dadaist work from the 1920s. The two have an interest in typography in common, and a reckless disregard for pictorial convention. Ignon’s in a complex relationship with yellow, and whether her work is on the wall or the dashboard, I look forward to seeing more of it soon. Ortega Montilla’s Anatomies revealed an artist who has emerged from the pandemic on a new level of ambition and impact. It’s as though the compelling manipulation of discarded fiber in her earlier work UNDERMOBILE: Elisa Ortega Montilla’s Anatomias, has burst into flames. Everything 2021, reclaimed plywood and undergarments with radiates a provocative heat, from steel the plywood she’s layered, cut, and sanded to the reclaimed undergarthat stretches from James Turrell through ments and lingerie embedded in it, all the Robert Irwin all the way back to Barnett way to the titles. The large mobile “Cho- Newman. I could not help but think of cheras” (2021) puts Judy Chicago into a Newman’s series “Who’s Afraid of Red, wry dialogue with Alexander Calder, with Yellow, and Blue” as I gazed deep into the Ortega Montilla as the sphinxlike presence mesmerizing patterns of Aber’s latest large orchestrating their strange encounter. Her paintings, which employ trapezoidal panupcoming show at the San Luis Obispo els of fluorescent yellow, blue, and black to Museum of Art is called Objectifying. It create vibrant soft panels that Aber refers opens on May 14, it will include lots of this to as “Wall Works.” In his workshop, he’s new work, and it is a must-see. been building a series of models for a specRichard Aber’s studio and property in tacular compound of light and space earththe Summerland foothills remains one works that, while they compare to Turrell’s, of the area’s most evocative art spaces. are all Aber’s own. Let’s hope that the right A tidy maze of temporary structures, an location comes along soon so that these Airstream, and endless musings on the extraordinary visions become a full-scale transcendental qualities of the trapezoid reality. To see what I mean, visit richardaber mark Aber as a member of the art tribe .com. —Charles Donelan

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W H Y F I S H D O N ’ T E X I ST BY LULU MILLER Content warning: This book contains descriptions of eugenics and sterilization. Aside from the joy of snacks, the best part of being in a book club is listening to different points of view and hearing how others have interpreted a work of literature. After finishing Lulu Miller’s winding tale of science-meets-history-meets-memoir, I realized that I have yet to get to the best part: discussing it. Miller, former host of NPR’s podcast Invisibilia, intermingles her own life’s journey with the biography of David Starr Jordan and the way in which she learned about this complicated historical figure whose early philosophies she had used as a guiding star during some of her life’s toughest moments. As Miller is writing the book, she learns about the darker parts of Jordan’s story, and the reader learns right along with her. Jordan was an accomplished 19th-century ichthyologist (fish biologist) who wrote about philosophy and the importance of scientific study of “the hidden and insignificant.” He was the first president of Stanford University, and he also embodied and peddled white supremacist ideas, including eugenics, later in his life. As a reader, though, I question Miller’s assertion that learning the full story of a man who was Eurocentric, specist, and downright racist is a way to bring meaning and understanding to your internal life. If you have ever listened to Invisibilia,Why Fish Don’t Existis like reading an extended version of a podcast episode. It asks big questions by following unexpected scientific musings to take the viewer on a surprising journey. Miller’s writing is concise and thoughtful, and the book is quite short, ending with a beautiful epiphany about the meaning of life and finding love. Join us for a hearty discussion ofWhy Fish Don’t Exist, a book rife with themes and topics for the Indy Book Club’s first in-person book club gathering on Thursday, June 3, at noon at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse’s Sunken Gardens. —Caitlin Fitch

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Nir Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony have engineered a fascinating seven-concert season for 20202021 without the benefit of live audiences or the normal rules of orchestral conduct. The season’s penultimate program, a fascinating all-American musical menu in April, may have been the most provocative and satisfying one of all. I’m not just saying that as a proud American, although I am one. Opening with Aaron Copland’s heraldic brass Fanfare for the Common Man and bookended with the fetching Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman by Joan Tower, the carefully plotted musical mosaic amply invited national cultural pride. Bass-baritone Cedric Berry gave gorgeous, deep readings of selections from Copland’s Old American Songs, followed by a brand-new-ish American composition, George Gianopoulos’s jazz-tinged “Polarity” from his song cycle America. Samuel Barber was represented not by his overexposed Adagio, but instead by the sinuous 1953 wind quintet Summer Music. The late African-American composer George Walker’s Lyric for Strings brandished its Barber influence openly, as did Robin Frost’s Serenade for Strings. As Americans, we are by nature ever-questioning, which makes Charles Ives’s brief but profound Unanswered Question something of an alternative national anthem. There it was, toward the end of an intelligent, varied set of music, and perfectly suited to an era where being “distanced” is a literal mandate. Ives’s haunting work is inherently spatial, with an orchestral complement onstage, a wind quartet far from the stage (here, in The Granada Theatre balcony), and in yet another remote location in a hall, a lone, pining trumpet issuing a recurring, plaintive five-note motif (the question? The answer? Both?). Tune in on Saturday, May 15, for the stirring finale of the Symphony’s season, a program called Triumph honoring the strength, perseverance, hope, creativity, and community that make up the Santa Barbara Symphony family. See sbsymphony.com. —Josef Woodard


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They started playing a wider variety of venues and released a short album called Westward in 2019, whose song “Fire Girl” won Best Folk Music Video at the American Tracks Music Awards. Left Hand Lions were halfway through a new EP when the pandemic hit — they even had a short tour

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ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): In one of her poems, Emily Dickinson

tells us, “The pedigree of honey / Does not concern the bee; / A clover, any time, to him / Is aristocracy.” I suggest you be like Dickinson’s bee in the coming weeks, my dear Aries. Take pleasure and power where they are offered. Be receptive to just about any resource that satisfies your raw need. Consider the possibility that substitutes and stand-ins may be just as good as the supposed original. Okay? Don’t be too fussy about how pure or prestigious anything is.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): A fan once asked composer Johann

Sebastian Bach about his creative process. He was so prolific! How did he dream up such a constant flow of new music? Bach told his admirer that the tunes came to him unbidden. When he woke up each morning, they were already announcing themselves in his head. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Taurus, a comparable phenomenon may very well visit you in the coming weeks — not in the form of music, but as intuitions and insights about your life and your future. Your main job is to be receptive to them, and make sure you remember them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I love unmade beds,” writes Gemini

poet Shane Koyczan. “I love when people are drunk and crying and cannot be anything but honest. I love the look in people’s eyes when they realize they’re in love. I love the way people look when they first wake up and they’ve forgotten their surroundings. I love when people close their eyes and drift to somewhere in the clouds.” In the coming days, Gemini, I encourage you to specialize in moments like those: when you and the people you’re interested in are candid, unguarded, raw, vulnerable, and primed to go deeper. In my opinion, your soul needs the surprising healing that will come from these experiences.

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(June 21-July 22): Trailblazing psychologist C.G. Jung

said his loneliness wasn’t about a lack of people around him. Rather, it came from the fact that he knew things that most people didn’t know and didn’t want to know. He had no possibility of communicating many of the interesting truths that were important to him! But I’m guessing that won’t be much of a problem for you in the coming months. According to my astrological analysis, you’re more likely to be well-listened to and understood than you have been in quite some time. For best results, ASK to be listened to and understood. And think about how you might express yourself in ways that are likely to be interesting and useful to others.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The French government regularly gives the Legion of Honor award to people deemed to have provided exceptional service to the world. Most recipients are deserving, but a few have been decidedly unworthy. In the latter category are Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, as well as drug-cheating athlete Lance Armstrong, sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, and Nazi collaborator Marshal Philippe Pétain. I bring this to your attention, Leo, because the coming weeks will be a favorable time to reward people who have helped and supported you. But I also suggest that you pointedly exclude those who have too many negatives mixed in with their positives.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 2010, an American engineer named

Edward Pimentel went to Moscow to compete in the World Karaoke Championship. He won by singing Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.” His award: one million dumplings, enough to last him 27 years. I have a good feeling about the possibility of you, too, collecting a new prize or perk or privilege sometime soon. I just hope it’s a healthier boon than dumplings. For best results, take some time now to clearly define the nature of the prize or perk or privilege that you really want — and that will be truly useful.

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I will love it if, sometime soon, you

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What does it mean to “follow the path

find or create an opportunity to speak words similar to what novelist D.H. Lawrence once wrote to a lover: “You seem to have knit all things in a piece for me. Things are not separate; they are all in a symphony.” In other words, Libra, I’ll be ecstatic if you experience being in such synergistic communion with an empathic ally that the two of you weave a vision of life that’s vaster and richer than either one of you could summon by yourself. The astrological omens suggest this possibility is now more likely than usual.

with heart”? I invite you to meditate on that question. Here are my ideas. To follow the path with heart means choosing a destiny that appeals to your feelings as well as to your ambitions and ideas and habits. To follow a path with heart means living a life that fosters your capacity to give and receive love. To follow the path with heart means honoring your deepest intuitions rather than the expectations other people have about you. To follow the path with heart means never comparing your progress with that of anyone else’s, but rather simply focusing on being faithful to your soul’s code.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometimes people don’t like the provocative posts I publish on Facebook. They leave comments like, “You stupid idiot!” or “I hope you commit suicide!” and far worse. When I delete their messages, they become even more enraged, accusing me of censorship. “So you don’t believe in free speech, you jerk?” they complain. I don’t try to reason with them. They don’t deserve any of my time or energy. But if I did communicate with them, I might say, “My Facebook page is my sanctuary, where I welcome cordial conversation. If you came into my house and called me an idiot, would it be ‘censorship’ if I told you to leave?” I hope these thoughts inspire you to clarify and refine your own personal boundaries, Scorpio. It’s a good time to get precise and definite about what’s acceptable and unacceptable from the people with whom you engage.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “It’s a good thing when people are different from your images of them,” wrote Aquarian author Boris Pasternak. “It shows they are not merely a type. If you can’t place them in a category, it means that at least a part of them is what a human being ought to be. They have risen above themselves, they have a grain of immortality.” I love that perspective! I’m offering it to you because right now is a favorable time to show that you are indeed different from the images people have of you; that you transcend all stereotyping; that you are uncategorizable.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): You have personal possession of the

universe’s most monumental creation: consciousness. This mercurial flash and dazzle whirling around inside you is outlandishly spectacular. You can think thoughts any time you want to — soaring, luminescent, flamboyant thoughts or shriveled, rusty, burrowing thoughts; thoughts that can invent or destroy, corrupt or redeem, bless or curse. There’s more. You can revel and wallow in great oceans of emotion. Whether they are poignant or intoxicating or somewhere in between, you relish the fact that you can harbor so much intensity. You cherish the privilege of commanding such extravagant life force. I bring these thoughts to your attention because the time is right for a holiday I call Celebrate Your Greatest Gifts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Have you ever kissed a monster in

your nightly dreams? Have you won a chess match with a demon or signed a beneficial contract with a ghost or received a useful blessing from a pest? I highly recommend activities like those in the coming weeks — both while you’re asleep and awake. Now is a good time to at least make peace with challenging influences, and at best come into a new relationship with them that KEEPING serves you better. I dare you to ask for a gift from an Santa Barbara Beautiful apparent adversary. FOR 55 YEARS

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DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION Serves as Payroll Coordinator, UC Path Coordinator, Kronos Payroll Manager and Timekeeper for 1,500+ employees requiring accurate detail‑oriented DEVELOPMENT attention to payroll timelines and ASSISTANT, deadlines, attention to detail, accuracy, and extensive knowledge REGIONAL GIVING of University policies and procedures. DEVELOPMENT Payroll includes instructors, career Provide essential administrative and staff, contract employees, casual financial support that is critical to the BYA staff, student staff, work study successful operation of a complex appointments, and summer program fundraising program. Assists the staff. Coordinates the onboarding Directors with all aspects of analysis, procedures for all employees. 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SR. EXECUTIVE CHEF

RESIDENTIAL DINING Responsible for the overall Dining operations serving 5,800 residents daily, 24,000 conferees yearly, 10,000 guests and 5,300 off campus meal plan participants yearly with an annual operating budget of $28 million and 241 full time employees. Leads the culinary efforts of the department and university through personnel education and training, product development, research, demonstration and audit. As the culinary expert of the department, will provide leadership, and guidance in reaching the correct culinary formula; combining the right mix of qualified personnel and products to attain established operating standards of excellence for all food service operations. Reqs: 8 years or more as senior executive and/or multi‑site culinary senior leader in the restaurant industry or in college and university food service. Culinary degree or equivalent required. Advanced knowledge in food preparation, culinary trends, vegetarian, vegan

and raw cuisine, nutrition, special dietary needs, allergy awareness and sanitation regulations. Demonstrated skill in leading work groups, managing and supervising complex projects, leading and supervising culinary staff and students. Special Conditions of Employment: Satisfactory criminal history background check. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. UCSB is a Tobacco‑Free environment. $102,500/ yr. ‑ $108,500/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 5/27/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #18173

SUPERVISOR, FURNITURE SERVICES

CENTRAL STORES Responsible for setting up large and small public events, relocate and perform moves within departments, deliver and set up furniture, move and deliver heavy equipment, install modular systems furniture assisting with designs for the same, pick up and dispose of surplus property and many other miscellaneous jobs around the campus. Ability to determine and obtain the labor and equipment resources necessary to perform the various jobs, coordinate closely and effectively with departmental staff, follow up and inspect work, prioritize work scheduling, consult and advise department personnel on service needs and estimates and be flexible in dealing with sensitive situations. Responsible for the financial success of the Furniture Services and Surplus divisions. Oversees all personnel in the division stressing proper training, work safety, driving safety and work performance. Reqs: Experience: planning and executing multiple office furniture moves; assembly of office systems furniture; warehouse operations; basic accounting and spreadsheet creation; staff supervision, evaluation and

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LEGALS your objections or file written objections with the court before the h e a r i n g . Yo u r a p p e a r a n c e may be in person or by y o u r a t t o r n e y. I F Y O U ARE A CREDITOR OR A CONTINGENT CREDITOR O F T H E D E C E D E N T, y o u must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights a s a c r e d i t o r. Yo u m a y want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in Califor nia law. Y O U M AY E X A M I N E t h e file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special form is available from the court c l e r k . D a r r e l E . P a r k e r, Executive Officer Date: 04/30/2021 By: April G a r c i a , D e p u t y. A t t o r n e y f o r p e t i t i o n e r G a m b l e T. Parks Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 2445 Alamo Pintado, Suite 202, Los Olivos, CA 93441; (805) 882‑1445 Published May 13, 20, 27 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CROSSFIT S A N TA BARBARA at 264 Orange Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Foster Functional Fitness, LLC 7127 Hollister Ave Suite 25A‑154 Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Erin Foster County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 28, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 3 0 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0001230. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: PA C I F I C BAMBOO DISTRIBUTION at 101 S. Quarantina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Lucidity Festival LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Luke Holden County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. E 9 5 3 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001168. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: SERVICE N O W, J O H N N Y ’ S S H E E T M E TA L & H E AT I N G a t 8 7 9 S Kellogg Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Bradley L Reginato 158 Kinman Avenue Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Bradley Reginato County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 29, 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. E 3 0 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001252. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: WILD SPELLCRAFT at 115 W Gutierrez St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Payge A Bellini (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Payge Bellini County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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. E 2 4 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001076. Apr 22, 29, May 06, 13 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: BABYSITPRO LLC at 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1‑440 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Babysitpro LLC (same address) (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Austin Jessie Davidson County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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. E 3 5 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001098. Apr 22, 29, May 06, 13 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: A C R O A M AT I C S T E L E M E T R Y SYSTEMS at 7230 Hollister Ave #100 Goleta, CA 93117; Acroamatics, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation S i g n e d : Te r r i L Didion County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 20, 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. E 9 5 6 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001107. Apr 22, 29, May 06, 13 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: MAS ALLA WINES at 84 I n d u s t r i a l W a y, U n i t C Buellton, CA 93427; Bravo West Wines LLC 400 Adena St Pasadena, CA 91104 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company S i g n e d : C l e o D e L a To r r e County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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. E 3 5 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001035. Apr 22, 29, May 06, 13 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: S A N TA B A R B A R A T O U R S & E X P E R I E N C E S , S A N TA BARBARA PA R A N O R M A L EXPERIENCES at 1501 Santa Barbara St ., Apt C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joseph S Soltis, III (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Joseph S. Soltis, III County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 13, 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. E 9 5 6 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001049. Apr 22, 29, May 06, 13 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: NIKKI’S SALON at 130 S Hope Ave, Suite 108 Santa B a r b a r a , C A 9 3 1 0 5 ; Tw o Moons, Inc., A California Corporation 810 Puente Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Nicole Reden County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 2 4 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0001016. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: THE MEDICINE OF YUM at 315 Meigs Road, Suite A‑194 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Empowering Health, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Erin Presant County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 22, 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. E 9 5 6 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001107. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/are d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : Y O Y I TA at 7624 Hollister Ave #328 Goleta, CA 93117; Gloria Y Almanza (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Gloria Y Almanza County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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. E 9 5 3 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001093. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LANSPEED at 597 Avenue of The Flags, Suite 103 B u e l l t o n , C A 9 3 4 2 7 ; R e d Ta i l Networks, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Christopher Chirgwin County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 19, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. E 3 5 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0001031. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 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: AT P E X P R E S S a t 2 4 1 S a n Nicolas Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Alexis F Ta v e r a Pons (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual S i g n e d : A l e x i x F. Ta v e r a Pons County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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. E 3 5 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001094. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 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: S T R AT O S U S A , S T R AT O S at 381 Wyola Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; M i c h a e l T. M e t e ( s a m e address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Michael Mete County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 20, 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. E 3 5 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001110. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 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: CRUSH B A R & TA P, C R U S H C A K E S BAR at 1315 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Crshfoods Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by An Copartners Signed: Shannon M Gaston County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 23, 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. E 3 0 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001176. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 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: MAD & VIN at 1576 Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463; 1576 Mission Drive, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company S i g n e d : J a m e s P. K n e l l County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 23, 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. E 3 0 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001186. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 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: TECHWISELITTLES at 653 Ve rd e M a r D r i v e . , U n i t B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jennifer L.S. Bochsler 746 To r o C a n y o n R o a d S a n t a Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by An General Partnership Signed: Kay De Ve e r Ulanch County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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. E 2 4 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001077. Apr 29, May 06, 13, 20 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: HA SERVICE at 37 Dearborn Pl Apt 75 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Andrea Maria Machado (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Andrea Machado County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 13, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 3 1 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0001051. May 06, 13, 20, 27 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : S A N TA BARBARA HUMANE at 5399 Overpass Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Santa Barbara Humane Society For The Prevention of C r u e l t y To A n i m a l s ( s a m e address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Kerri Burns County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. E 9 5 6 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001106. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: JB POTTERY at 1127 E Cota Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Harold J Bailey (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Harold Bailey County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 3 0 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0001115. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: AT L A N T I S G O O D S a t 1 2 3 3 Westbrook Drive Lompoc, CA 93436; Monica A Orsua (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Monica A Orsua County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 27, 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. E 3 0 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001204. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: N AT I V E S A G E a t 1 2 4 1/2 North Nopal Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jennifer L Leer (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Jennifer Leer County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 13, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 9 5 6 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0001047. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: SERVICE EMPLOYEES I N T E R N AT I O N A L U N I O N LOCAL620 at 114 Vine St Santa Maria, CA 93454; Santa Barbara County Employees Association (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Daniel Vegezzi County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 22, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. E 9 5 3 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001167. May 06, 13, 20, 27 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: C A L I C L AY, C A L I F O R N I A C L AY C O U R T S , C A L I C L AY B A S A LT SURFACES at 336 Sheffield Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Novacourt USA LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Stephen Brillhart County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 27, 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. E 3 1 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001207. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: JGF CONSTRUCTON at 322 West Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joel G Flores (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Joel G Flores County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. E 9 5 6 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001173. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: CHELLA TEXTILES at 6464 Hollister Avenue, Ste. 5 Goleta, CA 93117; H o s p i t a l i t y Tr a d i n g C o r p (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: L e e P. M e n i c h e l l a C o u n t y Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 28, 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. E 2 4 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001221. May 06, 13, 20, 27 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : S A N TA BARBARA EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY at 4377 Via Esperanza Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Santa Barbara Equesreian Academy (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Michelle Freels County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. E 9 5 6 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001114. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: ISAAC O R N A M E N TA L M E TA L a t 709 E. Mason St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Isaac Anguiano (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Isaac Anguiano County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 28, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001229. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: KEA PLUMBING INC. at 4856 Ashton St Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Kea Plumbing Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Chris Reed County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001230. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: FARMER’S FRIEND MANAGEMENT SERVICES at 1036 E Cota St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Hosanna E Mick (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Hosanna Mick County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 26, 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. E 3 5 . F B N Number: 2021‑0001197. May 06, 13, 20, 27 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DINGDONGDISASTER at 6759 Sueno Rd, Unit B Goleta, CA 93117; Kelli Martinez (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Isaac Anguiano County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 03, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001275. May 06, 13, 20, 27 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: OUR STORY at 1811 State St. Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Virginia M Benson Wigle 904 Jimeno Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Virginia Benson Wigle County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 6, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 3 0 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021‑0001321. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021.

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LEGALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: ARTISAN TOWN CELLARS at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Te r r a v a n t W ine C o m p a n y, L L C ( s a m e address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: P a u l G r i s w a l d County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 6, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021­0001325. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021.

F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: RG MANAGEMENT at 221 Natoma Ave, Apt #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Rick Gerard ( s a m e a d d r e s s ) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Rick Gerard County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021­0001244. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021.

F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person­ (s) is/are doing business as: U2U at 968 North Patterson A v e n u e S a n t a Barbara, CA 93111; Lyndsey M Blacker ( s a m e a d d r e s s ) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Lyndsey M Blacker County Clerk of S a n t a B a r b a r a County on Apr 27, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 3 0 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021­0001214. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021.

F I C T I T I O U S BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA PROJECTS at 5388 Paseo Orlando Santa Barbara, CA 93111; David A James ( s a m e a d d re s s ) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Cesar A Hernandez County Clerk of S a n t a B a r b a r a County on Apr 28, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 3 5 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021­0001233. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021.

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Held Electronically and Telephonically) Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6 pm Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Regional Transportation Facility 6416 Hollister Avenue; APN 073-070-005 City of Goleta Case No. 21-0001-CUP ATTENTION: Pursuant to of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings electronically and telephonically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting of the Planning Commission for May 24, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Planning Commissioners will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on a Major Conditional Use Permit request for Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) to occupy 6416 Hollister Avenue with its Regional Transportation Facility. The date and time of the Planning Commission meeting is: LOCATION: Teleconference Meeting Given the local, state, and national state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconferenced meeting (with detailed instructions for participation included on the posted agenda) DATE/TIME:

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION: The subject property (APN 073-070-005) located in the Inland portion of the City is a 1.35-acre parcel located at 6416 Hollister Avenue. The site is developed with a 4,513 square foot single story office building and a maintenance building of approximately 1,212 square feet. The applicant proposed to use the site to maintain and store its Clean Air Express and Coastal Express buses during the daytime while Easy Lift Transportation uses the office building for administrative services. The site is currently striped for 13 standard vehicle spaces and 24 oversized spaces that would accommodate the buses. The property is zoned General Commercial (C-G) and the land use designation is General Commercial (C-G). The Planning Commission is the review authority for this project. The Planning Commission decision regarding this project may be appealed to the City Council. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: A Notice of Exemption (NOE) has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., CEQA), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 California Code of Regulations, §§ 15000, et seq., CEQA Guidelines), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The City of Goleta is acting as the Lead Agency. The NOE is appropriate pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15061 (b) (3) and §15301 (a) because there is no new construction occurring on this site to accommodate the use and the project involves the use of the site in the manner in which it is already developed.. CORTESE LIST: The Project site is not listed on the EnviroStor online database of hazardous site records maintained by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control TSC in coordination with the California State Water Resources Control Board consistent with Government Code § 65962.5 (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The hearing documents and all documents referenced therein may be obtained by contacting the Planner listed below (see the “For Further Information section). The Planning Commission staff report and draft Notice of Exemption will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the City’s web site at www.cityofgoleta.org. PUBLIC COMMENT: IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted as instructed above or via email to: Kim Dominguez, Management Assistant, e-mail: kdominguez@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website:https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/ government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Laura Bridley, Contract Planner at (805) 896-2153 or Lbridley@cityofgoleta.org. Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this Project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised in written or oral testimony and/or evidence provided to the City on or before the date of the public hearing (Government Code Section 65009(b) [2]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent on May 13, 2021 40

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: S A F E E L E VAT I O N a t 2 1 San Mateo Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Cesar A Hernandez (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Cesar A Hernandez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 3 1 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021­0001080. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 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: SHELL ENERGY SOLUTIONS at 21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 450 The Woodlands, TX 77380; MP2 Energy NE LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Lynn S. Borgmeier County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 27, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk ( S E A L ) b y. E 3 1 . F B N Number: 2021­0001217. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS N A M E S TAT E M E N T T h e following person(s) is/ are doing business as: C E L E B R AT E C U LT U R E S at 319 Lexington Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Marta Mascara Lazaro (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Marta Mascaro Lazaro County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 5, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) b y. E 2 4 . F B N N u m b e r : 2021­0001302. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021.

NAME CHANGE IN THE M AT T E R OF T H E A P P L I C AT I O N O F JOANIE SHONETTE VOGEL TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV01422 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: JOANIE SHONETTE VOGEL TO: JOANIE SHONETTE SAFFELL THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below t o s h o w c a u s e , i f 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 June 1, 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 Apr 16, 2021. by T h o m a s P. A n d e r l e . S u p e r i o r. o f the Superior Court. Published. Apr 22, 29. May 6, 13 2021. IN THE M AT T E R OF THE APPLICATION OF VICTOR HUGO ANDRADE TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER:21CV01356 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: VICTOR HUGO ANDRADE TO: VICTOR JAKE ANDRADE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below t o s h o w c a u s e , i f 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 May 24, 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 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 Apr 13, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. S u p e r i o r. of the Superior Court. Published. Apr 22, 29. May 6, 13 2021. I N T H E M AT T E R O F T H E A P P L I C AT I O N O F L E S L I E BAXTER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER:­ 21CV01361 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: LESLIE ANN BAXTER TO: LESLIE JADE BAXTER THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below t o s h o w c a u s e , i f 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 May 28, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 4, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in 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 Apr 10, 2021. by Donna D . G e c k . S u p e r i o r. o f the Superior Court. Published. Apr 22, 29. May 6, 13 2021.

PUBLIC NOTICES E X T R A S PA C E S T O R A G E will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. May 27, 2021 at 3:30 PM Julian Hayes Personal, clothes, shoes, bed, sports equipment Donna Blockhus Camp supplies Cynthia Bollinger Furniture, art, piano, household goods Senel Acosta To o l , power tools, garage stuff Sierra Snodgrass Clothing, personal items Earl Reif To o l s Chisum Moon Snowboard, boxes, bag Jahseh Ahlem Business equipment The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures. com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal p r o p e r t y.


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Title 17 (Zoning) Amendments Case No. 21-0001-ORD

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Electronically and Telephonically) May 24, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

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 Planning Commission on May 24, 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 Planning Commission will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider a resolution recommending to the City Council adoption of Title 17 Amendments (Case No: 21-0001-ORD). Any recommendations from the Planning Commission will be provided to City Council. City Council will consider the recommendation at a later hearing to adopt any amendments to Title 17. The date, time, and location of the Planning Commission public hearing are set forth below. The agenda for the hearing will also be posted on the City website (www.cityofgoleta.org). HEARING DATE/TIME:

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

PLACE: Teleconference Meeting; Given the local, state, and national state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconferenced meeting (with detailed instructions for participation included on the posted agenda)

ORDINANCE NO. 21-___ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO EXTEND THE DATE OF APPLICATION OF THE FORMER ZONING ORDINANCE TO THE SYWEST/GOLETA GARDENS LLC PROJECT LOCATED AT 907 S. KELLOGG AVENUE, CASE NO. 20-0004-ORD On May 18, 2021, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) will consider the second reading and possible adoption of a proposed ordinance that would approve a Development Agreement to Extend the Date of Application of the Former Zoning Ordinance to the SyWest/Goleta Gardens LLC Project Located at 907 S. Kellogg Avenue, APN 071-190-035, Case No. 20-0004ORD If adopted, the Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, May 13, 2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.

PROJECT LOCATION: The amended regulations would apply citywide, including all areas of the City within the Coastal Zone. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: On March 3, 2020, City Council adopted Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code. The proposed amendments to Title 17 include several “clean-up” amendments to the recently adopted Title 17 to address General Plan and State law consistency, remedy issues identified during early implementation, and provide clarity to the regulations adopted. The topics for these amendments include: • General Plan and State law consistency related to Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations, Oil and Gas Facilities, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Required Parking for Single-Unit Dwellings, and Noticing • Director Determinations • ADU Design and Historic Resources • Telecommunication Facilities • Application Fee Refunds • Zoning Exemptions for ADA Improvements • Permitting of Carports, Gazebos, and Pergolas Associated with Solar Energy Systems • Processing of Applications in the Coastal Zone • Additional Definitions • Revised Definitions to Setbacks • Other Clarifying Revisions Environmental Review: This Ordinance is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, Chapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations) because the activity is not a project as defined in Section 15378(b)(5) as an organizational or administrative activity by government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. The Ordinance is also exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because the activity is covered by the general rule which exempts activities that can be seen with certainty to have no possibility for causing a significant effect on the environment. In addition, Public Resources Code Section 21083.3 and State CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 (Projects Consistent with a Community Plan or Zoning) exempt from further environmental review certain qualifying projects that are consistent with a community plan or zoning. Specifically, where a prior EIR relied upon by the lead agency was prepared for a General Plan meeting the requirements of State CEQA Guidelines Section 15183, any rezoning action consistent with the General Plan shall be treated as an exempt project pursuant to Section 15183 of the CEQA Guidelines. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged view the meeting and to provide written and/or oral comments. All letters/comments should be addressed to City Clerk cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received by City Clerk on or before the date of the hearing or can be submitted at the hearing. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may 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-meeting-agendas-andvideos. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Andy Newkirk, Senior Planner, at 805-961-7544 or anewkirk@cityofgoleta.org. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Sandra Rodriguez, Management Assistant, at 805-961-7576 or srodriguez@cityofgoleta.org. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION. If you require interpretation services for the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (805) 961-7505 or via email to: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org at least 72 hours prior to the hearing. Please specify the language for which you require interpretation. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting helps to ensure that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the hearing. Note: If you challenge the nature of the above action in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code Section 69009[b][2]).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Board (DRB) of the City of Goleta will conduct an Electronic public hearing on the date set forth above to consider the following new project: Conceptual/Preliminary/Final Review Village at Los Carneros Overall Sign Plan 10 Longshore Place (APN 073-330-032) Case No. 21-0008-DRB 120 Cremona Overall Sign Plan 120 Cremona Drive (APN 073-330-100) Case No. 21-001-OSP Public Storage New Signage 7246 & 7288 Hollister Avenue (APNs 073-020-012, & -017) Case No. 21-0009-DRB and 21-0010-DRB Goodall Residential Second Story Addition 6212 Avenida Gorrion (APN 077-262-008) Case No. 21-0002-LUP ATTENTION: Pursuant to of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the Design Review Board for May 25, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Design Review Board Members will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above or via email to the DRB Secretary, Mary Chang at mchang@cityofgoleta. org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/governmentmeeting-agendas-and-videos. PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to participate in the public hearing electronically (by phone) as described above.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The items in this notice are new items. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review at (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately one week before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org.

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