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STUDENT COORDINATORS On behalf of the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine, I want to thank all our 2020-2021 Program Coordinators for all their hard work and dedication to serving the mission of DWW-SBSM. Our thanks are even more acute this year as we emerge from a pandemic that created a need to often change and adapt. You did well. Our Parks Coordinators became part of mobile street teams setting up clinics on the go. Our Women’s Free Homeless Clinic Coordinators sought out and found many of our female clients who were affected by the mobilization of our clinics. The Companion Care Coordinators who helped our homeless and underserved clients get vaccinations where they were located. The Volunteer Coordinator who makes sure all our clinicians and other volunteers were ready and available when needed. Our Data Coordinator, who helps collect and report our statistics, remained busy with special data projects to assist in future fundraising goals. Our Packs Coordinator who ensures our backpacks have all the medical and pharmaceutical supplies they need also shifted during the pandemic when asked to vaccinate our population. Without them DWW-SBSM could not function. To those of you moving on in your education this year, congratulations. To those returning to us for another year, thank you for your commitment. We wish you all the best. —Paul Jaconette, Board President
Recipient of a DWW-SBSM Student Scholarship Program Award 2020-2021 WFHC Coordinator | 2019-2020 Parks Coordinator Volunteer Since 2017 Next Phase: I will be moving and attending the Postbaccalaureate Program UC San Diego in preparation for a future in medicine.
2020-2021 Parks Coordinator 2019-2020 Data Coordinator Volunteer since 2017 Next Phase: I will be moving to Los Angeles this fall to attend medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Co-Recipient of the 1st Annual Fr. Jon Humanitarian Award 2021-2022 WFHC Coordinator 2020-2021 WFHC Coordinator Volunteer Since 2019 Next Phase: I am excited for a 2nd year as a DWW Women’s Free Homeless Clinic Co-Coordinator. Working as a medical scribe in Goleta will assist me in finding the right medical school. I also plan to run my first marathon this year.
Recipient of a DWW-SBSM Student Scholarship Program Award 2020-21 Parks Coordinator Volunteer Since 2018 Next Phase: In the fall, I will attend Duke University Physician Assistant Program. It is sad to leave Santa Barbara, but I am excited for new adventures. My time with DWW has inspired me to continue working with underserved communities as a future PA.
2021-2022 Packs & Logistics Coordinator 2020-2021 Companion Care Co-Coordinator Volunteer since 2019 Next Phase: I plan to continue to work with the underserved in an important behind the scenes position. I will be graduating in June with a BS in Microbiology and a minor in French. I will continue to work as a Cottage Hospital scribe and study for the MCATs in September for medical school applications next year.
2021-2022 DATA COORDINATOR (Special Projects) 2020-2021 DATA COORDINATOR Volunteer Since 2019 Next Phase: I am excited to start my 2nd year with DWW and start the process of applying to medical schools. When I am not working full-time as a medical assistant at SB Skin Institute, you can find me surfing, diving, or cycling.
Co-Recipient of the 1st Annual Fr. Jon Humanitarian Award 2021-2022 Companion Care Coordinator 2020-2021 Companion Care Coordinator Volunteer Since 2019 Next Phase: I am excited to begin my 2nd year as the Companion Care Coordinator. In my free time, I plan to bond with my new mountain bike, and take on Ragnarok with the help of Kratos and Atreus!
2021-2022 Parks Coordinator 2020-2021 Volunteer Coordinator 2019-2020 Packs & Logistics Coordinator Volunteer since 2017 Next Phase: I am excited to continue the good life in Santa Barbara and the good work with DWW-SBSM.
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TABLE of CONTENTS volume 35, # 803, June 3-10, 2021
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 Designer Ricky Barajas Production Designer Ava Talehakimi Web Content Managers Celina Garcia, Saehee Jong Columnists Dennis Allen, Gail Arnold, Sara Caputo, Christine S. Cowles, Roger Durling, Marsha Gray, Betsy J. Green, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell Contributors Rob Brezsny, Melinda Burns, Ben Ciccati, John Dickson, Leslie Dinaberg, Camille Garcia, Keith Hamm, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Tom Jacobs, Shannon Kelley, Kevin McKiernan, Carolina Starin, Ethan Stewart, Tom Tomorrow, Maggie Yates Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Cosentino Lee Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Tonea Songer Sales Administrator Graham Brown Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman Calendar Intern Sophie Lynd Editorial Interns Lily Hopwood, Lily Mae Lazarus, Katie Lydon, Olivia Roberts, Sunidhi Sridhar, Katherine Swartz Columnist Emeritus Barney Brantingham Photography Editor Emeritus Paul Wellman Founding Staff Emeriti Audrey Berman, George Delmerico, Richard Evans, Laszlo Hodosy Honorary Consigliere Gary J. Hill
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Introducing Poet Laureate Emma Trelles by Charles Donelan
NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
OBITUARIES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
ARTS LIFE.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
ASTROLOGY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 CLASSIFIEDS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
NEWS INTERN EXTRAORDINAIRE Meet Olivia Roberts, another of our news intern extraordinaires who joins us from UCSB’s new Journalism minor. Where’d you grow up? What drew you to UCSB and Santa Barbara? I grew up in Cape Cod, MA, specifically Provincetown, which is known as an LBGTQ+ mecca. It was an amazing place to grow up and exposed me to a lot of different people, but when I was applying to schools, I knew I wanted to go far away. So, I moved across the country and went to UCSB, which I fell in love with the minute I stepped on campus. Moving to California was a big decision, but I think the lifestyle is perfect for me. Santa Barbara is an incredibly special place, and I am very grateful to live here. What got you interested in journalism? Why do you enjoy it? My whole life, I have loved to write and tell stories. Even more than that, I loved hearing other people’s unique stories, especially when I spent time with my grandmother, who is a human rights activist. Through her, I met so many diverse individuals at a very young age, and I always wished others could hear the stories that I heard. When I came to college, I began to pursue journalism, which I believe is the ideal intersection between my two passions: writing and social justice. After studying in Copenhagen for half a year, I also discovered that I am interested in criminal justice reform and covering topics on this issue. I love the thrill of having fast deadlines and putting myself in positions that often challenge me in the field. There is never a lack of news or stories to be shared, and I believe that makes journalism exciting and imperative. INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS FACEBOOK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT
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Push Comes to Shove over Jail Pop Supes Want to Invest Savings from Fewer Inmates; Sheriff Cries They’re Defunding the Police DA N I EL DR EI FUSS F I L E PH OTO
by Nick Welsh ush came to protracted shove this Tuesday afternoon between Sheriff Bill Brown and the county supervisors over the number of inmates that should be locked up in the County Jail — now at a record historic low — and how the supervisors, who control the purse strings of county government, might split any savings accrued because of an anticipated drop in mandatory overtime costs by custodial officers. By the meeting’s end, the two sides seemed further apart than when they started. Sheriff Brown — backed up by testimony from four police chiefs — accused at least two supervisors of trying to “defund the police” with what he called ill-thought-out proposals: “This is a reckless act you’ve proposed … that could force some choices that are pretty ugly.” PRISON PROPONENT: “This is a reckless act you’ve proposed … that could force some choices that are pretty ugly,” Sheriff In turn, supervisors Gregg Hart and Bill Brown told the supervisors on Tuesday. Das Williams accused Brown of using “intentionally provocative” language that seriously distorted their ideas. This year, 580 people were incarcerated, Hart noted. Of been 12 homicides countywide. In all 12 the proposed Sheriff’s Office and jail budget is those, he said, 80 were soon to be transferred months last year, the number was 15. Hart $177 million, Williams noted. Last year, it was to state prison. By contrast, the most recent acknowledged these realities but offered $169.5 million. “When the budget goes up,” he numbers in this sheriff ’s report dated back one of his own. In the past 27 years, he stated, “that’s not a cut.” to 2019, when the jail census hovered at 903. noted, the state’s population grew by 62 perThough both sides were bruised by the “That tells a completely different story than cent, while the number of people behind exchange, both could also claim victory. what we were doing last year,” Hart objected. bars increased by 600 percent. Brown, for example, had successfully rebuffed Even with the jail population so low, Hart When Williams proposed setting aside a motion — pushed most ardently by Supervi- argued, public safety has not been compro- $2 million from Brown’s proposed budsor Williams — to use half of the $4 million mised. In fact, he argued that high jail popula- get for diversion programs, the sheriff in projected savings from jail overtime costs tions were bad for public safety because they adamantly resisted. Supervisors Bob Neland spend it on programs designed to keep lead to “more recidivism, more crime, and son and Steve Lavagnino balked, as well. more crime victims.” Making matters worse, Lavagnino called the proposal “BS” and offenders out of jail in the first place. On the flip side, all five supervisors he stated, was the overrepresentation of Black “overreaching.” Supervisor Hart offered expressed frustration with the jail’s pre- and Latino people in the County Jail, not to to eliminate that part from his four-part COVID status quo — when its population mention those people financially unable to motion, but Williams insisted his colhovered at about 1,000, in often overcrowded make bail or those with mental illnesses. leagues extend him the “courtesy” of votconditions. Accordingly, the board unaniBrown countered that the county’s cur- ing him down. mously endorsed three milder measures rent jail population was “artificially low” This put Supervisor Joan Hartmann — designed to prod Brown toward making and would certainly bounce back. When notably quiet during this exchange — on changes. Supervisor Hart urged him to take the criminal court system resumes its more the hot seat. Hartmann has long expressed advantage of a “once in a generation” oppor- normal pace as the COVID curtain lifts, he concern at the high cost of incarceration tunity to change the way jail operations were predicted, the number of people sentenced — both in dollars and cents and in human to County Jail would increase. lives. She is waiting for a long-pending conhandled. On the table ostensibly was what Brown Likewise, when the new North County sultant’s report on the Sheriff ’s Office and described as “a rolling housing reduction jail finally opens — perhaps late this year — a report from a retired judge recently hired plan,” a complex set of charts and graphs North County law enforcement agencies will by the County Administrator to review the that highlighted how various savings could no longer need to “lose” deputies for the three workings of the county’s criminal justice be achieved in overtime costs by shutting to four hours it takes to transport accused infrastructure before deciding on how to down various wings of the South County jail, offenders to the South County jail and book vote on this year’s budget. Yesterday, however, she cast her vote depending on the number of inmates. them. For example, in Guadalupe, nighttime Supervisor Hart objected that the sheriff ’s bookings leave the city with only one law against Williams’s motion, which was staff presentation was not only hard for mem- enforcement officer on duty. defeated by a vote of 3-2. The supervisors bers of the public to follow, but it also failed More than that, Brown insisted, vio- will revisit the issue again next week when to include the dramatic extent jail popula- lent crime was on the rise. In the first five reviewing the first reading of the county’s tions had dropped since COVID. Last Friday, months of 2021, Brown noted, there have proposed new budget. n
After finishing the regular season on an eightgame winning streak, UCSB has earned an atlarge bid to the NCAA baseball tournament and will face Oklahoma State in the opening game of the Tucson Regional on 6/4. The 1 p.m. contest will be covered live on ESPN3. The winners of the 16 nationwide regionals will pair off in the Super Regionals to decide the eight participants in the 2021 College World Series at Omaha, Nebraska.
COMMUNITY A landscaping crew unearthed human skeletal remains on 5/25 while working at an estate on the 800 block of Riven Rock Road in Montecito, initiating what promises to be a long investigation into who they belonged to and from when they originated. If the bones prove to be Chumash in origin, they would be turned over to the Native American Council for safekeeping. A stop-work order is in effect on the property pending a conclusive determination. A Sheriff’s spokesperson stressed the property in question is not associated with the former British royals, who reside nearby. Goleta will be holding three district election workshops to begin the public process of drawing the city’s electoral boundaries. The city hired National Demographics to analyze Census data and draft maps, but the final maps depend on citizen input. The conversation on what distinguishes four city sectors starts with workshops on 6/7, 6/26, and 8/2 in English and Spanish. Send comments on or descriptions of a community of interest to email@example.com, and register for the 6/7 workshop at tinyurl.com/9zdtmkdh, webinar ID 972 1928 6351. Full story at independent.com/Goleta-district-workshops.
COURTS & CRIME State Fish and Wildlife and the Sheriff’s Office destroyed 7,943 plants and more than 300 pounds of illegally processed cannabis flower in Santa Maria as they served a search warrant for environmental crimes. The grow was in the 1400 block of Tepusquet Road, an environmentally sensitive area where commercial cannabis operations are prohibited. Scientists documented several environmental violations, including substantially altering a streambed, putting harmful materials near a stream, and stockpiling rubbish in and around a nearby tributary. A formal complaint will be filed with the DA’s Office. A Veterans Administration nurse was allegedly assaulted in the Public Health Department parking lot on 5/26 by a man recently released from County Jail. The suspect, Nicholas Sutton, 31, reportedly swung a stick at the nurse, grabbed her coffee, threw it to the ground, attempted to grab her purse, and threw rocks at a passing bus. Sutton was arrested after a short pursuit and is being held on $100,000 bail for felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault on elders, vandalism, and throwing substances at a vehicle.
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Of the interest groups that lobbied the supervisors, none were as vigorous as the childcare advocates who argued the county’s economic recovery depended on a more robust childcare infrastructure. For every six toddlers, one speaker noted, there’s only one childcare space. Another noted four times as many women were put out of work during the pandemic nationwide than men, reflecting how economically crucial reliable childcare is. As the supervisors came to grips with all the different pots — restricted and discretionary being just two — from which this money will come, they realized members of the public — unschooled in the intricacies of public finance — could have trouble engaging meaningfully in the public process. To that end, they committed to spending $200,000 for a “navigation center” to help explain things. Supervisor Gregg Hart kept exclaiming what “an extraordinary moment” it was. Supervisor Steve Lavagnino exclaimed, “We’re going to do more than we’ve ever done in terms of taking care of business.” In the meantime, the supervisors will receive crash courses in, among other things, the virtues of broadband expansion, especially in North County. —NW
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ast Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled California’s new $116.5 million giveaway to vaccinated residents, the largest incentive in the country. Under Vax for the Win, 10 people will receive $1.5 million, 30 people will get $50,000 each, and two million others will receive $50 gift cards—all who have been vaccinated are automatically entered. Two-thirds of all adults in California have gotten a COVID shot, but the past three weeks showed a Governor Gavin Newsom steady decline, Newsom said. The magic number has been 80 percent for The cash prizes are an additional small herd immunity, and Newsom said his push in the right direction for the reluctant, team recognized how hard it will be to get said Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, observing that there. “We have to finish the job,” he said. COVID patients are loath to be reinfected As in the state, Santa Barbara County’s and are often the most enthusiastic to be vaccinations are led by second doses — vaccinated. Coronavirus variants continue swinging from a high of 4,600 on May 5 to evolve, and in Santa Barbara, the U.K. and down to 200 on May 23 — while first variant has pushed the West Coast mutation doses are much fewer, roughly in the 500 off the board. In England, it has been suprange per day during the end of May. The planted by the more infectious Indian varisingle-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine ant. Another aspect of prevention continues had fewer than 100 doses per day in late to be masks; patients with blood disorders May. and some very serious autoimmune disSupply is no longer an issue, and walk- eases have had less responsive antibody proup clinics are a quick, popular option that duction to the vaccine, Fitzgibbons noted, don’t require an appointment. School- and wearing face masks among groups of based, mobile vaccine clinics have been people adds protection for everyone. successful at vaccinating whole families, More information on the prize program said Jackie Ruiz of County Public Health. can be found at covid19.ca.gov/vax-forThe state plans to reopen completely on the-win, and in the county, vaccination June 15, the same date as the $1.5 million appointments are widely available public drawing. “Now is the time to take your healthsbc.org/vaccine or by dialing 2-1-1, shot!” Ruiz said. option 4. —Jean Yamamura
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Warning: This story contains graphic Although the killings took place in content. Nipomo — part of San Luis Obispo ichard Allen Benson, convicted to death County — Benson sought and got a change by a Santa Barbara jury in 1987, died of venue, arguing pre-trial publicity would behind bars on San Quenlikely taint the impartialtin’s Death Row at age 72. Benity of S.L.O. jurors. During son did not share his cell with the trial, Benson argued another inmate, and foul play he never would have confessed had one of the isn’t suspected. Benson was convicted of detectives investigating the case not falsely told him killing 24-year-old Laura Camargo and her three chilthere was no death penalty dren and then burning down in California. the house in which their Benson was the child bodies were left. Benson first Richard Allen Benson of alcoholic parents; his struck Camargo multiple mother was also a drug times with a claw hammer and then stuck addict and prostitute. He spent most of a sock in her mouth to stop the gurgling his formative years either in foster homes, sounds. After suffocating the oldest of juvenile halls, jails, and later prison. Camargo’s three children, he proceeded Although California voters affirmed to sexually assault the two youngest for their commitment to the death penalty in a period of three days. He would later 2016, Governor Gavin Newsom has effeccall the experience “a molester’s type of tively abolished it so long as he remains in heaven.” office via executive action. —Nick Welsh
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he two new controversial housing bills that could dismantle Santa Barbara’s single-family homes and replace them with multi-unit housing are making their way through the Legislature. Senate Bills 9 and 10 both aim to create more housing, but opponents feel the one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work well for the Santa Barbara community. Senate Bill 9 passed the Senate May 26 and is now in the Assembly. Senate Bill 10 is still in the Senate and will be heard on the Senate floor in the next couple of days, which would mean they would likely pass the full Senate and then move on to the Assembly.
Senate Bill 9 allows homeowners to put a duplex on single-family lots or split them without requiring a hearing or approval from the local government. Where a single-family home stood, eight units of housing can be built. Senate Bill 10 would allow cities to adopt an ordinance to zone any parcel of land, including single-family homes, for up to 10 units of housing if it is located in a “transit-rich or jobsrich area” or is an urban infill site. Both bills will not require environmental analysis. Like SB 9, SB 10 also only requires ministerial approval. —Delaney Smith
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he Board of Supervisors received an update May 18 from the county’s Probation Department regarding the Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan, which outlines best practices for youth offenders who will be transferred, or realigned, from the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice into custody at Santa Barbara County facilities. The plan anticipates the closure of the state Division of Juvenile Justice on July 1, per Senate Bill 823, which was passed in September by the California Legislature. The new policy “realigns” the responsibility for care, custody, and supervision of youth offenders —who are up to 25 years old, in some cases—to counties, which will be allocated funding to meet the youths’ needs. All services for committed youth will remain in place, with additional services and programs built in collaboration with community-based organizations. These new services, which will be provided as needed to youth at the Susan J. Gionfriddo Juvenile Justice Center in Santa Maria and Los Prietos Boys Camp in Santa Barbara, will be based on individual treatment plans and will include educational assistance for youth working toward earning their high school diplomas. The Probation Depart-
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ohn De Friel, owner and CEO of Central Coast Agriculture, illegally ran highly polluting diesel generators as a primary source of power at both of his outdoor cannabis operations on Santa Rosa Road, beginning as far back as February 2020, the county Air Pollution Control District has found. Fourteen diesel generators were powering lights, a greenhouse, and dozens of refrigerated shipping containers, many of them for months on end, at De Friel’s 30-acre Central Coast cannabis operation at 8701 Santa Rosa, district records show. One of the generators ran for 343 days. The property is less than half a mile upwind from a residential neighborhood. At 5645 Santa Rosa, where Central Coast is growing cannabis on 24 acres, two diesel generators were operating illegally, one of them for more than 301 days. “These are serious violations with over 65 tons of excess emissions,” Aeron Arlin Genet, the district’s air pollution control officer, told the district board at a May 20 hearing. Buellton Mayor Holly Sierra, a boardmember, said she was “really disappointed” to hear the news. “This is one of the reasons why we have so many concerns about cannabis production right outside our city limits,” she said. “We have no control over it, and now we’re not only getting the odors, but now we have diesel excess.” Central Coast operations shut down 11 diesel generators in January and early February this year, on the heels of a district inspection in mid-December — but employees immediately and illegally installed four more diesel generators in February, district records show. As of this March, district officials said, five diesel generators were still in operation at Central Coast. Under state law, it is illegal to use a diesel generator as a primary source of power without a permit from the district. The Santa Barbara County cannabis ordinance goes further: It bans the use of diesel generators as a primary source of power for cannabis operations in all unincorporated areas, except during power outages. De Friel had no state or district permits for his 16 diesel generators.
Diesel exhaust is a human carcinogen. It contains soot, also known as black carbon; nitrogen oxide, a component of ozone; and numerous cancer-causing chemicals, including benzene and formaldehyde. Diesel particulate matter, a toxic air contaminant, is small enough to be inhaled into the lungs; occupational studies show a link between the exposure to exhaust and deaths from lung cancer.
GREENHOUSE GAS: Air quality authorities have cited Central Coast Agriculture for illegally using a total of 16 highly polluting diesel generators at two cannabis operations west of Buellton.
At the recent district board hearing, the vice-chair, county Supervisor Joan Hartmann, who represents the agricultural area around Buellton, recalled that on May 4 the Board of Supervisors had approved a conditional-use permit for De Friel’s operation at 8701 Santa Rosa “and praised it as a platinum standard.” Referring to the long list of diesel exhaust violations at the property, Hartmann asked, “Should we have known? I think we should have … I find that very concerning on the county side.” Genet told the district board that a “mutual settlement agreement” with Central Coast was under negotiation. The district’s website states that violators who accept district settlement offers will typically pay 10 percent to 25 percent of the maximum penalty allowed under state law.
De Friel did not respond to a request for comment this week on the Central Coast violations, and his attorney, Matt Allen, declined to comment. But in a March 11 letter to the district, Lindsay Cokeley, the Central Coast compliance supervisor, said operations at 8701 Santa Rosa were expected to be fully connected to the electrical grid by August. Fresh-frozen cannabis is stored in 52 shipping containers there until it can be transported to Lompoc for the manufacture of cannabis oils. In her letter, Cokeley explained that Central Coast applied for PG&E permit for an “electrical upgrade” for the shipping containers in 2019. But the county, she said, would not allow the permit to include a connection to the containers until a zoning permit for the overall project had been approved. “Due to extenuating circumstances related to the issuances of permits with the County of Santa Barbara,” Cokeley wrote, “we are currently unable to remove the two generators located onsite without significant operational and financial impact to our business.” n
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The Art and Science of a Prescribed Burn Firefighters, Ranchers Team Up to Train and Make Santa Barbara County Safer by Tyler Hayden • photos by Mike Eliason
t’s 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, and 50 or so firefighters in navy-blue dress-downs are gathered in a small clearing on the Chamberlin Ranch just outside Los Olivos. They sip coffee and chat about their kids and the Dodgers as a pair of magpies hop and squawk along nearby fence posts. There’s a light fog in the air and barely a breeze. Afternoon temperatures won’t get above 75 degrees. Perfect conditions to start a few fires. The circle of men and women draws tighter as Anthony Stornetta, a Santa Barbara County Fire Department battalion chief, starts his briefing. The purpose of the prescribed burn scheduled for that day and the next is twofold, he explains. The first is to provide wildland training for the newest members of regional crews, including those from Montecito and Paso Robles, as well as more urban departments in Fresno and San Diego. Because if there’s anything California firefighters have learned in recent years, it’s that it doesn’t really matter where you’re stationed — when the next hellstorm hits, you go where you’re needed. But what crews who typically respond to structure fires might not know is that a brush fire can move 16 times faster on a slope compared to flat ground, Stornetta says. Or that grass just a couple of feet high can spit out six-foot flames that are capable of engulfing a field faster than any person can run. “That’s not survivable,” he says, and that’s why learning how and when to escape in the backcountry is critical. “This is real-life stuff.” The second objective, Stornetta goes on, is to use the series of carefully planned, intentionally set fires — 80 contiguous acres in all — to burn off deadened brush and downed tinder on the property. Removing the excess fuel will offer some protection to the Chamberlins and their neighbors in the event of an actual wildfire, as well as provide a bit of “range improvement,” meaning converting sage and chamise back to natural vegetation for better cattle grazing. Stornetta thanks Russell Chamberlin, who is standing to his side, for
partnering with the county on the operation. Chamberlin waves at the firefighters, and they nod back. Stornetta finishes his briefing by dividing the trainees into “firing teams” armed with drip torches and “holding forces” responsible for maintaining tight grids with hand tools and water-filled backpacks. Contingency plans are discussed for if the flames should jump the line. Helicopters are on standby. And a representative of the county’s Air Pollution Control District is at the scene to make sure Los Olivos isn’t unintentionally smoked out. As the crews throw on their gear and load into trucks, Stornetta runs through his checklist one last time. It’s hardly his first rodeo, but he still gets butterflies. Months of planning and preparation went into the burn, including the installation of weather stations to track wind patterns and fuel humidity. Stornetta himself was in the field until 8 p.m. the night before, watching the wind. “It’s all about minimizing risk,” he says. “If you’re not nervous, you’re overconfident.”
sing prescribed burns as buffers against extreme wildfires is nothing new for Santa Barbara and the state. Indigenous tribes have done it for centuries. But the strategy had flagged in recent years. Whereas Cal Fire used to clear out 65,000 acres annually in the 1980s, it slowed down to less than 10,000 by 2015. After a string of deadly, record-breaking conflagrations in
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2017 and 2018, however — including the Thomas, Carr, and Camp fires — California’s legislature took major steps toward beefing up its prescribed burn regime. The state now strips nearly 125,000 acres a year, aided by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $1 billion wildfire budget, with $65 million earmarked for increasing the rate of controlled burns. Stornetta pointed specifically to the Carr Fire as an incident that needn’t have become so disastrous if the buildup of fuel in the area had been better managed. New laws are helping, too. Senate Bill 1260, authored by Santa Barbara’s former state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, requires Cal Fire to cooperate on prescribed burns with landowners. It also instructed the agency to create a program
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BULL BY THE HORNS: California recently launched a “burn boss” certification program for private ranchers to conduct their own prescribed burns. The first class was conducted in Eureka in May, and Santa Barbara will host its own in the near future.
for the pre-certification of “burn bosses,” private ranchers who direct operations at prescribed fires on their properties or others’. Chamberlin cousin Mary Heyden watches as the line of trucks rumbles to its first location while a lookout vehicle takes position on the ridgeline above. Even though Heyden isn’t necessarily ready to become a burn boss herself, she likes the idea and hopes others in Santa Barbara County opt into the fledgling program. “I think it’s a win-win,” she says. Heyden is grateful for County Fire’s efforts to eradicate some of the tinderboxes on her property. Motioning to a nearby dry expanse, she snaps her fingers. “It can go up like that.” She also points to a semi-blackened hillside that had
been choked by thick chaparral until it was cleared away in a previous controlled burn. It’s now dotted with shoots of green that her cattle will one day eat. But what’s most important to Heyden and her family is the knowledge that Wednesday’s small fires will hedge against future disaster. “Seeing all those fires and knowing it could happen here — we just want our neighbors to be safe,” she says. Still, Heyden goes on, squinting beneath her wide-brimmed felt hat as a fireman drops flames onto the ground, “It’s just really weird to see someone intentionally set fire to your property.”
he day’s seven instructors are busy showing their teams how to wield the drip cans, where to stand, and why constant vigilance over even slight changes in wind direction is so important. They piecemeal the field in a grid to keep the flames from gathering a head of steam. Chainsaws lop off low-hanging oak branches so the fire can skirt underneath without taking the whole tree down. Spotters are stationed every few feet with their backs to the action, watching the landscape for any hint of stray
embers. Like the rattlesnakes they must constantly mind, they’re calm but ready to pounce. While County Fire conducts three to four prescribed burns a year, Stornetta says, it only offers the one annual certification. It can be a hard class to get, and it fills up quickly. The Chamberlin Ranch has proved the ideal training ground, he explains, because its existing roads make access easy and provide natural breaks. The undulating saddles of terrain provide realistic containment challenges. By the end of the two days, each firefighter will be graded on their “knowledge of the job,” “attitude,” “initiative,” “decisions under stress,” and other rating factors. “This is our bread and butter,” Stornetta says of fighting rural fires and the teachers who show others how to do it. n “So we’re good at it.”
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obituaries Sage Hunter Donini 1977 - 2021
Marion Diane (Maus) Mitlyng
Born in Longmont, Colorado to parents who shared their passion for the wildlands with her. Sage delighted in summers at Guides’ Hill in the Grand Tetons. Her school years in Leavenworth, WA and Seattle expanded adventures to the Cascades, where she backpacked, climbed and skied with her beloved brother Montana. Her class essays and poetry revealed perception beyond her years and a highly sensitive nature. She performed on tour in Carnegie Hall with the Northwest Girls Choir. In adolescence Sage suffered a traumatic brain injury. She excelled in horse husbandry at Turn-About Ranch, the continuation of her love for pets and wildlife. Physically resilient, Sage birthed 5 children in adulthood , which brought much happiness to each of their adoptive families. While being treated for cancer this year, she reunited with family and composed her epitaph: “Did you know? That when it snowed, my eyes became large, and the light you shine can be seen.” She passed away peacefully at her Los Angeles home in hospice care. Sage is survived by her daughter Rosie Holmes and mother Janet Hunter; father James Donini and his wife Angela Goodacre; Aunts Genella Williamson, Sandra Yanasov and Sherry Hunter; Uncle John Hunter; and 12 cousins. A memorial service and reception will be held at Sunburst Sanctuary’s Retreat Center (date and time to be determined).
Marion Diane (Maus) Mitlyng of Montevideo died on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Clara City Assisted Living at the age of 77. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Baxter of Montevideo. Marion was born on November 15, 1943 to Adolph T. and Gladys R. (Sunderland) Maus. She was baptized and confirmed at Rosewood Methodist Church. Marion graduated from Montevideo Senior High School in 1961. After graduating high school, she joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Marion was united in marriage to Jon Mitlyng April 5, 1964. Marion and Jon moved to Santa Barbara, California 1964 and returned to Montevideo in 1975. Marion and Jon had three children: Lance, Matthew, David, and considered her nephews Doug Jr and Cory Maus as her sons. Marion worked as a farmer, banker, county assessor, and at the Montevideo School Superintendent’s office. She also volunteered at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Baxter and VFW Post 380. Marion’s favorite passion was hosting gatherings for family and friends as she enjoyed having her house full of company. Marion is best known for being “Mom” to everyone from her siblings, children, family, and anyone in need of caring. Marion is survived by her two sons: Matthew (Anita) Mitlyng of Anoka, MN and David (Tristie) Mitlyng of Denver, CO; four siblings: Bruce Maus of Woodbury, MN, Ruth (Ken) Cordingley of Aberdeen, SD, Marsha (Tim) Radermacher
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of Montevideo, MN and Cheryl Edling of Colorado Springs, CO; five grandchildren: Alicia, Demie, Andrew, James, and Gregory; nine great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death is her husband, Jon; her parents, Adolph and Gladys Maus; son, Lance D. Mitlyng; brothers Douglas and Clarence Maus; sistersin-law Judy Marshall and Lorraine Maus; and brotherin-law Jack Edling.
Gary L. Wilcox 5/25/2021
On May 25, 2021, Gary L. Wilcox, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 74 in Santa Barbara, California after a short, but intense, battle with cancer. Gary was born in Ventura, California to Floyd and Ruby Wilcox and married Susan (Scott) Wilcox on December 20, 1969. Gary attended UC Santa Barbara and earned his BA in Cellular and Organismal Biology, MA and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He was a Professor of Microbiology at UCLA for 10 years, had over 70 scientific publications and 15 patents. He then became an accomplished executive in biotechnology with dreams of helping those with untreated diseases. He co-founded, was CEO and President of Ingene (International Genetic Engineering) in Santa Monica in 1982 and after 11 years, left to play a key role in the development of Cialis for Icos, Corporation in Seattle, WA. Most recently, he was Chairman, CEO and Founder of Cocrystal Discovery in Bothell, WA, working to develop antiviral drugs, and co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of ADRx Corporation in Thousand Oaks working to develop drugs for amy-
loid diseases. Gary was on the Board of Directors of numerous private, public and non-profit companies and served on the UC Santa Barbara Board of Trustees and the Pepperdine University Board. Along with his professional accomplishments, Gary loved to travel with his family and had visited over 60 countries combining his love of travel with his love of photography. Most recently, Gary and Sue celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a ship in Antarctica. He is survived by his wife, Sue, son David Wilcox, son John Wilcox, daughterin-law Melissa Wilcox and grandson, Max Wilcox. He was a brilliant and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wilcox Family Chair in BioMedicine at UC Santa Barbara (To: UC Regents – memo Wilcox Family Chair in BioMedicine. Address: Office of Development, 4219 Cheadle Hall, UCSB; Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2013) or a charity of your choice. Due to Covid and family wishes, there are no plans at this time for any services.
Margaret “Margo” Chapman
10/20/1928 - 5/14/2021
Margaret “Margo” Ann (Youngstrom) Chapman, 92, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, passed away on May 14, 2021, in Long Beach, California. Margo was born on October 20, 1928, in Alta, Iowa to Carl and Dorothy (Andre) Youngstrom and was raised on a farm near Nemaha, Iowa. She graduated with honors from Central Methodist College in Missouri in 1951. Shortly after graduation, she married Dr.
Charles G. Chapman. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1959, a town they loved, established roots and raised their family. Margo found joy in spending time with family and friends, with bi-annual trips to Yosemite and Christmas gatherings among her favorite memories, and dedicating herself to serving the Santa Barbara community. She was a lifelong learner, an avid reader and traveler. Margo had a passion for music and the arts, supporting CAMA, Music Academy of the West, Quire of Voyces, the symphony, opera, museums, and theater. She was an active member in her church at both La Mesa Community Church-UCC and First Congregational Church. Margo’s commitment to service was evident in the number of organizations she was involved with over the years. She served as President of Child Abuse Listening and Mediation (CALM), the Community Arts Music Association (CAMA), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Margo chaired the Santa Barbara Commission for Women. She was on the Board of Santa Barbara’s Toba Sister City and California’s Medical Auxiliary. Margo served as an advisor to the Junior League, the Visiting Nurse Association and it’s Area Agency on Aging. Margo was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Charles G. Chapman. She is survived by her six children, John (Roxanne), Andrea Sears (Sidney), Richard, Julia (Charles Andres), James (Tracie), and Carol (Brian Billard). She was blessed with seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will hold a private service at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CALM or CAMA or raise a toast in her memory with a glass of champagne.
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s a 66-year-old longtime cannabis activist and medical patient who volunteered in the first medical dispensaries way back to 2006, I’ve been to hundreds of city and county meetings. It’s sad both city and county sold out local ownership and social equity in favor of non-locals with big investors from out of state and country. The latest example is Los Alamos, where a longtime local, super involved in and loved by the community re: cannabis and non-cannabis issues, lost out to a group from Los Angeles. The Sheriff ’s Department rep, part of an on-site inspection team, had issues and agenda. People are being punished for being in the industry years ago and helping cancer patients, vets, and homeless people, especially when the DEA tried to close all dispensaries. Funny how all those medical dispensaries were not-forprofit, so let’s now bypass the people that did all the legwork. Farmacy owner Graham Farrar won the numberone and possibly second-best locations. His greenhouse in Carpinteria got to double in size. Vertical integration is what we asked for, but the same people getting larger. He called five news outlets to make community donations. Grassroots, now Cal Green in Goleta, gave away 100 free sleeping bags to homeless people and 600 turkeys to Unity, as well as free meds to cancer patients, vets, and homeless people. Never called anyone, just did it. Santa Barbara dropped the ball big-time. All they care about is money. This is all bad for patients and —Frederick Kapp, Los Alamos customers.
onfused about plastic recycling? Do yogurt containers go in the blue bin? After all, they have the “chasing arrows” recyclable symbol on them. Does bubble wrap? How about the plastic “clamshells” that contain berries? Answer: none of the above. The infuriating truth is that less than 9 percent of all plastic gets recycled. The rest goes to landfills or overseas, where it breaks into micro-plastics that end up in food, drinking water, air, and our bodies. These unseen particles are made of oil, fracked gas, and thousands of deadly chemicals. The average American ingests about a credit card’s worth of toxic plastic weekly. To address this problem, 12 bills (the Circular Economy Bill Package) have been introduced in the California Legislature.
SB 54 requires producers to take responsibility for waste by shifting from disposables to reusables where possible. SB 343 will prohibit the use of the word “recyclable” on products that are not, thereby reducing consumer confusion. AB 962 will allow returnable bottles to be reused through the state’s Beverage Container Recycling Program. Another bill in the package would prohibit exported mixed plastic waste to be called recycled even when it is landfilled, burned, dumped, or otherwise harmfully managed. This would ensure that recycling truly means recycled into new products. The deadline to pass bills out of their house of origin is June 4. Please contact your legislators today and tell them: “I live in your district and I am following this package of legislation closely.” Contact Assemblymember Steve Bennett, who introduced one of these bills, at (916) 319-2037 and Senator Monique Limón at (916) 651-4019.
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mos estudiantes en el Instituto Braille de Santa Bárbara hace 25 años. El Instituto era como un segundo hogar para nosotros. Greg llegó a tener una larga carrera en el Instituto como instructor de computación. Yo aprendí a leer y escribir en Braille y últimamente lo enseñé como voluntario por 10 años. Cuando perdemos la vista, tan solo servirse un vaso de agua representa un gran reto en nuestra vida. No podemos imaginar si vamos a volver a cruzar la calle solos, mucho menos usar un iPhone o buscar algo en el internet. Pero Greg estaba decidido a tener una vida independiente. Asistía a los talleres de computación y tenía una memoria fotográfica fuera de serie. Con esta gran cualidad que poseía, aún sin vista desarmaba y armaba las computadoras con tanta naturalidad como lo hace una persona con vista normal. Greg empezó como recepcionista en el Instituto y rápidamente fue contratado como instructor en tecnología de acceso para personas con poca o nada de visión. Trabajó en ese puesto durante casi dos décadas, hasta su muerte el 24 de enero de este año. Extraño a Greg demasiado, mucho, mucho. El y yo casi teníamos la misma edad. Yo era uno de sus alumnos, y él fue el mejor maestro que he tenido en toda mi vida. Greg fue para mí como un padre porque me enseño a vivir en esta vida de oscuridad. Me decía que podíamos valernos por nosotros mismos, para darle un poco más de sentido a nuestra vida. El me hizo sentir importante y me mostró que aún soy útil y puedo ayudar al prójimo como él lo hizo siempre, en todo momento. Greg pasó gran parte de su vida en Santa Bárbara. Cuando era joven, trabajó como encargado de mantenimiento en el negocio de su papá y luego se hizo mecánico de camiones diesel. Greg comenzó a perder la vista después de los 20 años, y pasaron varios años antes de que dejara por un lado su orgullo y se inscribiera en una clase del Instituto sobre las habilidades para una vida independiente. Y una vez que lo hiciera, su brillante carrera como maestro despegó. Greg solamente terminó la preparatoria, pero fue una verdadera eminencia en computadoras, y siempre daba un apoyo incondicional a los estudiantes que ponían en práctica lo que les transmitía. Nadie como Greg dominaba el bastón; de él, aprendí cómo distinguir si lo que produce un ruido es algo grande o pequeño, y de dónde proviene. Greg nos enseñó a explotar al máximo nuestro oído y no cruzar la calle cuando había demasiado ruido. Fue un genio en JAWS, un programa especial que nos lee lo que aparece en la pantalla de nuestras computadoras; y dominaba totalmente el manejo del “voice-over” que nos dice lo que hay en la pantalla del iPhone. Greg no hablaba español y yo no hablaba mucho inglés, pero nos entendíamos muy bien. Una de las primeras cosas que nosotros los latinos aprendimos sobre Greg era que cuando nos decía que practicáramos, nos iba a preguntar a cada uno en la próxima clase, “Entendió? Practicó? Sí o no?” El no quería escuchar excusas. Tiene mucha filosofía, eso de “sí o no.” Nuestra cultura no iba con eso, pero nos íbamos adaptando; y Greg siempre tenía una broma para levantar los espíritus en cualquier momento. Era muy especial, Greg. Es muy difícil perderlo ahora porque la comunidad acogedora del Instituto que alguna vez nos diera la mano ya no existe. Es como
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si estuviera muriéndose. Mucho antes de la pandemia, bajo la dirección de la sede regional en Los Angeles, hubo un éxodo de maestros y administradores de la sucursal en Santa Bárbara—todos ellos veteranos, todos muy queridos—personas que fueron despedidas, cesadas o forzadas a salir, o que renunciaron a modo de protesta. Empezando alrededor de 2017, muchos de los programas locales fueron reducidos o eliminados, incluyendo excursiones en la comunidad, clases de inglés como segundo idioma, actividades al aire libre para la juventud, asesoría sobre la salud mental, y hasta la instrucción sobre cómo usar el bastón y tomar el transporte público. La administración nos quitó el café y el té en el comedor, diciendo que la prioridad era nuestra seguridad; y hasta limitó el uso de los cubiertos desechables. Los latinos pensamos que no era lógico que no aprendiéramos usar una cafetera, y tratamos de donar una, pero no lo aceptaron. Después, alguien más donó una cafetera y accedieron, pero tuvimos que pagar 50 centavos por una taza. El cambio más drástico fue que descontinuaron la transportación para recogernos de nuestros domicilios, un servicio en el cual dependían muchos de los estudiantes más avanzados de edad y descapacitados. Despúes de eso, habían días en que solo 10 estudiantes llegaban al Instituto. Greg estaba disgustado por el deterioro de los servicios y el impacto que esto tenía en nosotros, pero sabía que podia perder su trabajo si decía algo. Siguió dando clases a tiempo completo; yo tomaba tres clases con él en Zoom durante la pandemia para mantenerme al tanto de los últimos dispositivos de alta tecnología para las personas invidentes. Un día reciente, yo necesitaba la ayuda de Greg — otra vez—en mi iPhone. Greg habría encontrado la solución en menos de un minuto; yo pasé dos horas, pero al final, lo logré. Ahora no está Greg para decirme, “Haz esto, haz aquello.” Ahora, me toca a mí ayudar a los demás. Esta es una cadenita donde debemos transmitir nuestros conocimientos del uno al otro, así como nos enseñó nuestro gran maestro y amigo Greg Benavidez. Le sobreviven sus dos hijos, Steven Benavidez y Greg Benavidez Jr. de Santa Bárbara; y una hija, Cierra Benavidez de Santa María. n
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BY L U I S A R I A S Greg was very special. And it is really hard to first met Greg Benavidez 25 years ago, when lose him now because the welcoming community we were both students at the Braille Institute that was once a lifeline for us at Braille is gone. in Santa Barbara. The Braille Institute was like It is as if the institute itself is dying. Well before a second home to us. Greg went on to have a the pandemic, under the direction of the regional long career there as a computer instructor. I learned headquarters in Los Angeles, there was an exodus of to read and write Braille, which I taught for 10 years teachers and administrators from the Santa Barbara branch, all of them veterans, all of them beloved as a volunteer. When you first lose your sight, the slightest tasks, — people who were fired, laid off, forced out, or like pouring yourself a glass of water, seem insur- resigned in protest. mountable. You can’t imagine you will ever cross the Beginning around 2017, many of the local prostreet alone again, much less use an iPhone or look up grams were reduced or eliminated, including field something on the internet. trips in the community, classes in English-as-aBut Greg was determined to live an independent second-language, outdoor activities for youth, life. He took a lot of classes in computers for the blind, mental-health counseling, and instruction in how and he had a phenomenal photographic memory. to use a cane and take the bus. The administration He became so proficient that he was able to take a took away the hot coffee and tea in the lunchroom, computer apart and put it back together again as if he saying that safety was their priority. We Latinos thought it made no sense for us not to practice were a sighted person. Greg started out as a receptionist at Braille and was using a coffeepot, and we tried to donate one. They quickly hired by the institute as an access technology wouldn’t accept it; someone else donated one, and instructor, a position he held for nearly two decades, they relented, but we had to pay 50 cents a cup. The final straw was that they discontinued the up until his death on January 24 this year. I miss Greg so much, so very much. He and I were free daily van rides to and from our homes, a service nearly the same age. I was one of his students, and that many of the older, frailer students depended he was the best teacher I ever had. I thought of Greg on. After that, there were days when only 10 people as my father because he guided me and taught me would show up at Braille. how to go on living in this life of darkness. He used to tell me that we could stand on our own two feet so that our lives would have more meaning. He made me feel important and showed me that I could make a difference and that I could help others, as he did always. Greg spent most of his life in Santa Barbara. As a young adult, he worked for his father as a handyman and Greg Benavidez taught at the Braille Institute for many years. then became a diesel truck mechanic. Greg started going blind in his twenties, and it took him Greg was upset about the decline in services and several years to put aside his pride and sign up for an the impact it was having on us, but he knew he independent living skills class at Braille. Once he did, would be a “short-timer” if he talked openly about his brilliant career as a master teacher took off. Greg it. He kept teaching full-time; I was taking three had only a high school education, but he was a com- classes with him on Zoom during the pandemic, puter genius. He gave his all to the students who could learning about the latest high-tech devices for the absorb what he was teaching them and put it to use. blind. Greg could use a cane like nobody else; from him, I Just the other day, I needed Greg’s learned how to distinguish what was producing a big help — again — on my iPhone. It would have taken or small sound, and where it was coming from. Greg him less than two minutes to figure out the probtaught us how to use our ears and never to cross the lem; it took me two hours. I have to learn how to do street if it was too noisy. He mastered the JAWS pro- these things by myself, now that Greg’s not here to gram that reads aloud what’s on the computer screen, tell me, “Do this, do that.” Now it’s my turn to help and the voice-over program that tells us what’s on our others: This is how we pass the chain of knowledge from one to another, just as we learned from our iPhone screens. Greg didn’t speak Spanish, and I didn’t speak much great friend and teacher, Greg Benavidez. English, but we understood each other very well. One Greg is survived by a daughter, Cierra Benavidez of the first things we Latinos learned about Greg was of Santa Maria; and two sons, Steven Benavidez and that when he told us to practice, he would ask us in the Greg Benavidez Jr. of Santa Barbara. very next class: “Did you understand? Did you practice: Yes or no?!” There was a lot of philosophy in that This article was translated from the Spanish “yes or no” — he didn’t want to hear any excuses. We by Melinda Burns, a former Braille Institute had to get used to that. But he could also lift everyone’s volunteer. morale with a quick joke.
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he position of poet laureate of Santa Barbara, initiated in 2005 and first held by the late Barry Spacks, offers an opportunity and a challenge. Granted, this city is an unlimited source of inspiration, but how do you improve on paradise? What can a poet give to the city that has everything? When Emma Trelles became the ninth person to hold the laureateship this spring, the city found an answer. The daughter of Cuban immigrants and a native of Miami, Trelles has been a journalist in South Florida and a professor at Santa Barbara City College. Her book Tropicalia, which received the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize in 2010, overflows with the emotional intelligence and rhetorical clout of a lifelong poet. In describing how her writing reflects her background, Trelles uses the Cuban Spanish metaphorical verb “resolver,” which means “to make things work despite obstacles.” In a recent email, she said that her poems “document the bright green fly at the center of a succulent or the experience of walking home at dusk with a bag of street tacos.” Writing about the world she sees and her responses to it gives her a “way of understanding it or at least giving its chaos a recognizable shape.” “Writing poems is my way of trying to make things work, if only for a little while,” she explains. “My people are hopeful realists, and I think I am too.”
texts to bear in her work. In ways both overt and subtle, her voice is one that Santa Barbara needs to hear. In taking on the responsibilities of the poet laureate, Trelles plans to begin by creating a Latinx poetry chapbook prize in collaboration with Gunpowder Press, the poetry publishing enterprise run by two former SHAPING CHAOS: Trelles views her work as an attempt to give a recognizable shape to the Santa Barbara poet laureates, chaos of life. David Starkey and Chryss Yost. “We’d like to open it up to California poets writing in English, Spanish, or with his bottlecap teeth and his eyes are filled with beer.” both, with special preference given to writers from Santa With these bright images established at one end of Barbara and the Central Coast and poets who haven’t her broad spectrum of approaches, Trelles swings to the yet published a full-length collection,” said Trelles. She other side with “Billy Bragg Rescues Us at the FTAA Procurates the Mission Poetry Series — which was founded test,” a narrative poem about a real experience: the night in 2009 and is cosponsored by the Santa Barbara Public in 2003 when Trelles and her friends fled from rampagLibrary — and that program will continue and possibly ing Miami police. Caught in the chaotic aftermath of expand through poetry workshops as she progresses in labor protests against a meeting of the Free Trade of the Americas Association, Trelles and her crew are sheltered her term. by the British socialist troubadour Billy Bragg and imagPOETRY AS THINKING ine they are in the penthouse suite of a Miami Holiday For poetry to work, it needs to be understood as a way Inn while plastic bullets and tear gas were turned on of thinking. While poems may not conform to the protesters in the streets below. drab expectations of hypothesis, Throughout Tropicalia, Trelles moves between lyrievidence, and conclusion associ- cal celebrations of imaginative ingenuity like “Interstate ated with standard prose argu- Song” and more specific vignettes that draw on her expement, good ones can also proceed riences as a journalist, such as “Billy Bragg Rescues Us.” along discernible paths and move Yet that’s by no means all she can do. Sometimes, she through recognizable phases of slides into the idiom of worship, as in “Novena Poderosa,” thought. a brief poem that shares the steps necessary to make a Emma Trelles’s work is no powerful offering to the Afro-Cuban Santa Barbara, a k a exception. In fact, as a veteran Changó, the Yoruba orisha of lightning and fire. In “Letter to the Right,” she adopts yet another rhereporter and cultural critic, her methods are often not only dis- torical strategy, that of the open letter. In this poem, the cernible but deliciously familiar as political context suggested by her encounter with Bragg near-relatives of adjacent genres, becomes more explicit when the speaker addresses her by Charles Donelan • photos by Erick Madrid from the news article to the popu- political opponents with satirical directness. She starts her letter/poem with a hilarious backhanded taunt: “I lar song. While Trelles initially developed this clear-eyed For example, when you open her book Tropicalia hope you never read my poems.” In Trelles’s view, poems yet extravagant vision amid the lush landscapes and to the poem “Interstate Song,” you find yourself cruis- give pleasure, and the speaker here is not about to share plural contradictions of Miami, her style suits the nuances ing down the highway with music blasting and wind that with those who insist on firing plastic bullets and tear of Santa Barbara’s ravishing Spanish-themed dreamscape whipping through the windows. Your companion can gas into crowds of marching union members. equally well. Supremely attentive to the natural environ- imagine herself as a human cannonball, “goggles tight ment as it bumps into or brushes up against the artifice and ears braced for the azure boom into the future.” EVERYTHING LOOKS of urban life, she has found much to admire and even Elsewhere in the same section of the volume, Trelles more to consider in the seven-plus years she and her moves even closer to the style of what’s on the radio with BETTER IN A POEM husband have lived in Santa Barbara. From dive bars and “Country Dada Song in 4/4 Time,” which begins with the The irony of this impossible withholding — after all, how noise bands to Tennyson and García Lorca, and from line, “The devil’s in the rearview mirror and he’s closer can you tell someone you hope they never read your Afro-Cuban Santería to the Brazilian counterculture of than he appears.” The ensuing rhyme hits with the comic poems in one of your poems? — implies something bigTropicália, Trelles brings an extraordinary range of con- certainty of a classic country lyric: “He’s smiling at me ger that’s central to everything she writes. The abundant
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confidence of her work flows from the conviction that poetry can try to make sense of the world. As “Interstate Song” has it, “everything looks better in a poem” — but only if you put in the effort. You must “hoard the day” like a poet if you want to fly from the cannon’s mouth to “a palace where the cakes are laced with berries and you have arrived, face smooth and tongue without doubt.” This is the palace of poetry, home base of the creative imagination. For Trelles, the sometimes bleak contradictions of urban America can be redeemed through the focused attention that TROPES AND TROPICS: Her 2010 collection of poems, Tropicalia, won the Andres poems manifest. “Poetry Montoya Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Notre Dame Press. can be a kind of mirror in which we more authentiwrote a lot about it because of her longing to belong cally see ourselves and the particulars of our lives, in somewhere.” all of their beautiful and difficult forms,” she writes, In the short, counterfactual prose poem “What and her poem “Churchill’s Hideaway” bears this Would Have Happened If I Had Married You,” the observation out. Winston Churchill vacationed in speaker pokes fun at an ex who she feels would have Miami shortly after the end of World War II, and forced her to live in the suburbs of South Florida with the city bears some unlikely reminders of his visit, a cleaning lady and in an unhappy life that would including a dive bar called Churchill’s Pub on the drive her to chain-smoke and plot her escape. At fringe of Little Haiti that’s been home to the city’s night, when his snoring lets her know that she can escape his “octopus stretch from across the bed,” the local band scene since the late 1970s. The poem describes the place and its sketchy speaker flees through a garden ripe with “key lime, surroundings on a typical Thursday night, featur- mango, sapodilla, and mamey” and climbs a tree ing “assorted moon men weaving through dump- where she can “swallow skins” and “save the seeds for sters” outside while hipsters drink beer and listen to later, knowing even the shriveled ones can bear life.” “Fenders and feedback” within. If, as Trelles asserts, “Poems ask us to slow down, pay attention, and MEAN STREETS listen to one another,” then “Churchill’s Hideaway” AND LOVERS shows what a little moonlight can do to broaden the scope and deepen one’s understanding of a night This subtle strain of abjection from bourgeois conon the town. vention gives me hope for Trelles as a trenchant When I asked Trelles about the Brazilian Trop- chronicler of Santa Barbara’s higher-toned clichés. icália movement that gives her collection its title, the As the author of a Miami arts column called simply conversation turned to the American poet Elizabeth Street, she saw enough of how cities gild their lilies. Bishop, who lived for many years in Brazil. Trelles The archly comic poem “Reporter’s Notebook,” said that “Tropicalia [the book] has a lot in common for example, performs a sneaky takedown of Dale with her sense of place…. She was always trying to Chihuly without ever mentioning his name. Jourfind a place where she felt at home, and I think she nalist Trelles, assigned to cover the installation of Chihuly’s ubiquitous glass flowers at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, asks the artist how and why he chose the venue. His response — “the acreage is nice” —leads to this deadpan observation: “Fact: no amount of drilling can make a person say something interesting.” In “If This Were a Restaurant Review,” the poet’s imagination runs further afield with the generic premises inculcated by her newspaper training and juxtaposes the taxis and tattoo needles y b s e mpos relles co books. of Miami’s Collins Avenue T : D N A ING H n note with images of New York THIS LIV ssic compositio hand in
Dear Wellness Connection Council Graduating Seniors, What follows are two poems that represent the kind of work that Trelles has been doing since moving to Santa Barbara seven years ago. “Novena for Garden Street” and “Sonnet for Mark” have both been published as part of the anthology While You Wait: A Collection by Santa Barbara County Poets (whileyouwait.org), which was edited by Poet Laureate Emeritus Laure-Anne Bosselaar and is available both online and in print from Gunpowder Press.
We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished over the last year and beyond. Thank you for being such strong advocates and leaders for mental health in our community. Your passion and commitment to ending the stigma around mental health and making wellness a central part of the conversation is inspiring and we are so grateful for the time you have spent with us serving on the Wellness Connection Council. We are excited to see what the future has in store for each of you. Keep leading with kindness and speaking up for the causes that matter most! — From Alexis, Elise, Annmarie, and the Board of Directors of the Mental Wellness Center ANAMARIA BASAVE | DOS PUEBLOS
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Community, self awareness, and strength. Before joining the Youth Wellness connection, during the height of the pandemic, I desired to attain all those things. I wanted to extend my role within my community and relationships. I was so fortunate enough to be a part of such an impactful program which has allowed me to achieve all of the above and further educate me about the issues surrounding mental health.
by Emma Trelles Barely dressed in the creamy mantilla of ornamental pear Trees, and cold rain, and agaves unfurling their tongues To the sun, spring inches up Garden Street, a hesitant bride Pure in her faith that better days await, they do, and we will All emulate the hummingbird’s rapture for hibiscus, agapanthus, The coral bell vines that stitch every chain link into a new tapestry. Crickets will gather in their unseen choirs, the clock will keep Its forward march, and from a small apartment near the park A fellow human will play guitar and sing something about The long train ride home, something about arrival.
Sonnet for Mark by Emma Trelles Now wakes a path between the oaks, now falls a spell of dove and frog, and stones dream of their mountain clans and each stick breaks to hear its name. Now light edges creek and water appears as a quick coin trick or silk pulled from a funnel of months, now behind us, at last, and shade and sky fill the mirror moving from next to next. Now do you see there is no stillness to this world? Even in sleep a seed is knitting its breach from the dark and the body hums on the march to becoming less and right now, words depart then arrive, like a brush returning to a well of color.
KATY PALMER | DOS PUEBLOS The Wellness Connection Council has been an amazing experience for me over the past year, it has given me a diverse support system of kind and welcoming individuals from all over Santa Barbara, many of which I didn’t know prior to joining. It also taught me the value of connection and compassion in supporting the mental health of yourself and others.
PAIGE KIEDING | SAN MARCOS Being on the Wellness Connection Council has been a huge support system for me throughout the past year as it’s given me the opportunity to connect with others during the pandemic and learn how to better manage my mental health. I’ve learned so much about how to better support those around me who are struggling with their mental health and improve my active listening skills.
ISABELLA MAGNESS | SAN MARCOS The Wellness Connection Council has taught me so much about how to support other people and, most importantly, how I can support myself as well. I now can look at mental health as something, not frightening, but necessary to maintain. The WCC has supported me in my college endeavors and will continue to support me for the rest of my life.
GEORGIA PENNINGTON | SAN MARCOS The Wellness Connection Council has taught me how to prioritize myself and my mental wellness. To me, mental health means being able to connect with yourself and your emotions and knowing what you need to do to feel better.
SASCHA ROSE-SMITH | SAN MARCOS Through the Wellness Connection Council I have learned how important it is to talk about mental illness and spread awareness in our community. Helping to educate my peers, community, and myself on how to be more accepting and helpful to others who are struggling has been very meaningful for me.
LILY SOLANO | SAN MARCOS The Wellness Connection Council has allowed me to learn about the different ways we can all actively destigmatize the conversation of mental health. The normalization of discussing mental health is essential if we want to effectively help the youth in our community.
EMMA GRABENSTETTER | SAN MARCOS The Wellness Connection Council has allowed me to better understand just how mental health affects all of us, and gain tools to help destigmatize mental illness in our community. It’s taught me lessons I will keep with me forever, and cherish all of my experiences in creating a safer and more accepting community for us all.
drawn from her own life and the Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver. Throwing typical restaurant review words like “retro” into the mix crosses mundane commercial exaltation with seedy despair. No voyeur, the poet nevertheless refuses to look away from what cities and their boosters so frequently ask us to ignore. This noirish tendency reaches a crescendo with the spooky tale “For the Woman on the Boulevard.” It’s a litany of hard-luck questions asked of someone whose car has broken down that includes the rather incredible line, “Did you just once over the tow man?” Yet there’s another strain operating in Trelles’s oeuvre, equally strong and perhaps more authoritative in its drive, that spreads through the second half of Tropicalia and seems to have taken root in the poems that she has written since moving to Santa Barbara: potent, passionate, romantic love. After the sordid scene of the woman on the boulevard and her tow-truck hookup, the very next poem, simply titled “Love,” comes as a stark contrast. I won’t spoil its ecstatic unity by the violence of quotation. Let it suffice to say that the addressee has inspired something immortal. n See emmatrelles.com.
TALIA GERSTENFELD | DOS PUEBLOS My experience on the council has had an extremely positive impact on my life. I have been able to acknowledge when I feel that my mental health may be going downhill. The council has helped me greatly in finding ways I can improve my mental health before it becomes too overwhelming. The council has also taught me strategies to approach friends who are struggling with their mental health.
ZOE BOSCH | SAN MARCOS The council has been an overwhelmingly positive experience and helped me feel like a part of the solution when it comes to mental health. The goal is to help destigmatize mental health disorders, and give students a space to speak freely about how they are feeling, and how to best deal with the emotions they are experiencing.
REANNA BUSO | SAN MARCOS The Wellness Connection Council has given me a safe space to comfortably explore and talk about my mental health journey. It is freeing communicating to others with shared experiences with the common goal in breaking down stigmas that have previously stopped these important conversations. I look forward to passing along the skills I have learned to further help someone in need while simultaneously working to better myself.
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n behalf of the entire staff of the Santa Barbara Independent, we would like to congratulate every graduate in Santa Barbara on their accomplishments. We are honored to highlight a few members of the Class of 2021 in our print pages.
Dos Pueblos High School
ANASTASIA HOLGUIN Santa Barbara High School
CALVIN JOSEPH DESHLER
Santa Barbara High School
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Santa Barbara High School
Santa Barbara High School
CAMILLE CHENG San Marcos High School
San Marcos High School
DILLON CORDERO San Marcos High School
Santa Barbara Junior High
Thank you to
SENATOR MONIQUE LIMÓN for supporting this initiative.
To view the online gallery or to submit one of your own graduate photos, visit independent.com/classof2021
LUIS DOMINGUEZ Dos Pueblos High School
MARISSA PERFECTO MELINA ELISE IBARRA ZIA PILAR FRAUSTO Santa Barbara High School
La Cuesta Alternative High School
Santa Barbara High School
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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. Submit virtual and in-person events at independent.com/eventsubmit. “Coreopsis at Jalama Beach” by Deborah Breedon
Race to Justice Film Screening: We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest See this 2020 documentary about the hundreds of schoolchildren who participate in this public speaking competition featuring poetry and speeches inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 8:30pm. West Wind Drive-In, 907 S. Kellogg Ave., #3833, Goleta. Free. Read more on p. 34.
Opening Exhibition: Summer Bloom This collection of studio
and plein air pastel paintings of landscapes and succulents native to S.B. by artists Kris Buck and Deborah Breedon will be available to see through June 30. Thu.-Mon.: 10am-5pm. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call (805) 688-7517. gallerylosolivos.com/events
6/3: 6th Annual Latino Legacy Virtual Awards: Stronger, Together Future Leaders of America invite you to join the celebration in recognizing the dedication of service by Latino community leaders in the areas of Pandemic First Responder(s), Racial Justice Advocate, Parent Leader, Nonprofit, and more. RSVP required. 6-7:30pm. Free. Call (805) 642-6208. tinyurl.com/LatinoLegacy2021
6/3-6/9: Westmont Exhibit: At the Edges: Tri County Juried Exhibition This year’s juror, Tijuana-born Marcos Ramírez ERRE, selected 50 works from 336 area artists with diverse styles from assemblage and sculpture to paintings and photography. See in person or online through June 19. Thu.-Fri., Mon.-Wed.: 10am-4pm. Free.
6/4: Live Music: Plastic Harpoons Take in S.B.’s
Plastic Harpoons ’60s and ’70s folk and rock with a New Age garage vibe. 8-10pm. Topa Topa S.B. Taproom, 120 Santa Barbara St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 324-4150.
SATURDAY 6/5 6/5: Donation Yoga Class: Save the Summerland Farm! Join this yoga class with an ocean view and build community while helping to raise funds to save Sweet Wheel Farms in Summerland. 11am-noon. La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Rd. $15+ donation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Briggs will introduce you to Soul Collage artist, counselor, and creativity coach Rebecca Marder. Visit the website for a list of supplies to create a collaged card. No experience necessary. Register to receive a Zoom link. Free/donations to JBR Visual accepted. 2-3:30pm. $20. Email jbrvisuals@gmail .com. tinyurl.com/RebeccaMarder
A Virtual Conversation with Bari Weiss: Cancel Culture Through a Jewish Lens Opinion writer, editor, and author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism Bari Weiss will talk with Rabbi Jason Nevarez about how she sees cancel culture changing American society. Register for a Zoom link. 4-5pm. Free. tinyurl.com/BariWeissTalk
Goleta Beach Cleanup
Explore Ecology invites you to enjoy the sunshine and be part of the solution to ocean pollution by picking up litter before it becomes marine debris. Cleanup Kits will be available while supplies last. Masks are required. 4-5:30pm. Goleta Beach, 5986 Sandspit Rd., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 884-0459.
6/8: Storywalk in the Park/Cuentos en el Parque Come outside to enjoy the picture book Finders Keepers, participate in activities with your children, and then take home a free activity kit. Social-distancing guidelines will be in place. Acompáñanos en el parque para disfrutar el libro ilustrado Finders Keepers participe en actividades con sus hijos y despues llévesea casa un kit de actividades gratis. Se implementarán pautas de distanciamiento social. 2-3:30pm. Harding Elementary Playground, 1625 Robbins St. Free/gratis. Call (805) 962-7653 or email email@example.com.
6/5: Virtual Event: Pulse Art Club Host Brendan
MONDAY 6/7 6/7: Virtual Discussion: Daniel James Brown New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown (The Boys in the Boat) will discuss his latest book, Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II, about the Japanese Americans who fought for the Allies in WWII. 6pm. Call (805) 682-6787or email info@ chaucersbooks.com.
WEDNESDAY 6/9 6/9: Maker Challenge/Desafío de la Creatividad: Treasure Bag/Bolso de Tesoros Learn how to hand-sew and decorate a treasure bag out of felt, or design your own project using tools, felt, beads, and more. Kits will be available for pickup during our Grab ’n’ Go services at Central, Eastside, Carpinteria, and Montecito Libraries. Visit the website for address and times. Aprende a coser y decorar a mano un bolso de tesoros de fieltro o bien, diseña tu propio proyecto usando herramientas, fieltro, y cuentas. Los Kits estarán disponibles para recoger durante nuestros servicios Grab ’n’ Go en las bibliotecas Central, Eastside, Carpintería y Montecito. Visite el sitio web para conocer la dirección y los horarios. 10am-4pm. Free. Ages 9-12. Call (805) 962-7653 or email youthservices @santabarbaraca.gov.
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THE FOOL’S JOURNEY
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DEEPER MEANING: The Fool, Clark explains, reflects the fleeting liberation of a new beginning and the accompanying joy and ease of not knowing what is to come.
by Celina Garcia
hen artist Caroline Clarke first began designing her own deck of tarot cards, she initially thought several years would pass before she held the finished product in her hands. Astonishingly, Clarke completed all 78 cards in less than six months. With her illustrations taking after the traditional Smith-Waite deck, Tarot by Caro, now in its second printing, is enchanting, otherworldly, and adorned with the most regal color palette.
Artist Caroline Clarke Creates Tarot by Caro Having studied art history and dance at UC Santa Cruz, Clarke draws inspiration from medieval art, children’s book illustrations, and surrealist visionaries such as the late British-Mexican painter Leonora Carrington. Nevertheless, Clarke’s style is distinctive in its own right. What is most striking about her artwork is that your eyes, rather than being drawn to a singular focal point, dance between her use of negative space and over every contour, wiggle, and intricacy in her clashing patterns, whether celestial or floral. With something new to notice in every glance, her attention to detail naturally lends itself well to tarot, which mystics and newbies from all corners of the world turn to in an effort to decode the woes and wonders of life. Clarke originally intended to create a design for each of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana, starting with the High Priestess. For those unfamiliar with tarot, each deck is traditionally divided into two categories: the Major and Minor Arcana. Cards in the Major — such as Death, Temperance, the Lovers, the Fool, or the Tower — signify critical events or changes in one’s life, while the Minor cards highlight smaller subtleties and often day-to-day insights, and they coincide with the four natural elements. Once Clarke got the ball rolling on the first category, she harnessed the willpower to see the project all the way through. Clarke gives partial credit to the pandemic in providing her the time and circumstance to accomplish “what otherwise would have continued to sit on the back burner.” From not being able to go out at night,
to raising a family with her husband, Andrew—who is also an artist and who works under the pseudonym Digital Sunsets—the couple’s similar passions, aims, and skill sets allowed them to balance caring for their two young children and honing their respective crafts. Of the 78 cards in a traditional tarot deck, Clarke is quick to answer the one she currently identifies with most. “The card of my life right now is the Fool,” she laughs. “I think a lot of people look at the card and think, ‘Oh, the Fool, the dumbass.’ ” But there is an optimistic significance behind it, she said, despite what the traditional imagery may suggest. The card features a jester-like individual who is being held back by a dog from inadvertently stepping off a cliff. Represented by the number zero, the Fool reflects the fleeting liberation of a new beginning and the accompanying joy and ease of not knowing what is to come. “We’re all fools,” Clark says. “You have to be a fool going into things; otherwise, you’re never going to get them done. It’s sort of the perfect metaphor for parenthood as well — you just sort of jump into it. No one can really know how hard or how wonderful it is until you jump off that cliff.” While creating art digitally has allowed for a larger distribution of her work, and with this ambitious endeavor now out of the way, Clarke is looking forward to going back to the basics and picking up a pen and paper for her next project. “I just love the feeling when you give someone a piece of artwork that you made,” she says. “There’s nothing quite like it.” Even with the recent success under her belt, Clarke is still new to learning the teachings tarot has to offer. A small but grand discovery she made was realizing that while not everyone has the living room space or resources to be a fancy-shmancy art collector, something as personal as a tarot deck can be a wondrous way of incorporating art into one’s daily life. “And if I can complete a project like this in less than six months,” Clarke says, with a cheerful gleam in her eye, “what’s to stop me from doing anything else?” To purchase your own dreamy deck of tarot cards and view Clarke’s mesmerizing work, visit quierocaro .com, and for a daily tarot card pull, follow her on Instagram (@quiero_caro). n
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oming off only three combined wins over the previous two seasons, an unbeaten run to the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship didn’t seem possible for the San Marcos High girls’ soccer team. But first-year head coach Brian “Ziggy” Ziegenhagen orchestrated a miraculous turnaround and took IN IT TO WIN IT: “Even COVID couldn’t stop us,” said lead scorer Sofia Orozco. the Royals from worst to first in the Channel League in a transformation eral tough matches, including a quarterfinal match against Pasadena-Marshall that went to penalty straight out of a Hollywood movie. “It’s fun to coach talented girls who have the desire kicks, and a 1-0 double overtime victory over South and love to play at the next level,” Ziegenhagen said Pasadena. In the championship game against Paraclete, the Friday immediately after San Marcos’s 1-0 victory over Paraclete in the CIF Championship game. “I’m Royals were once again locked in a tight contest until Rebecca Rodriguez and Caroline Mikkelson really proud of them.” combined to break the scoreless tie off a corner kick. “We’ve had a losing season the past two years. The fact that we came out and actually won it all feels so crazy,” Mikkelson said. “The majority of these girls have been playing together since they were like 5. We are super close, and we have an awesome coach that The vast majority of the players who contributed knows how to motivate us.” On defense, San Marcos compiled 11 shutouts to the 16-0 season and starred in the Championship game were on the team when they only won one through 16 games and has consistently succeeded game. Talent was never really the issue, but a desire at taking the opposing attack out of rhythm. Paige to persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic and Ingram and Julianna Alaniz were stalwarts on the a shift in culture paid dividends for the Royals on back line and came up big to hold Paraclete without a goal in the biggest match of the season. the pitch. “I was pretty nervous starting the game because “We just had a higher intensity level, and with our new captains, we just picked up our game,” said we’ve never played against a team like this before, leading goal scorer Sofia Orozco. “We wanted to win and it was our first time going to the CIF finals since this season since it was our last year. Even COVID-19 2006,” Alaniz said. “I was so nervous, but I kept my ground and I had my backup defense covering me.” couldn’t stop us.” Girls’ soccer is one of many athletic programs at San Marcos that have shined during this COVID-19 school year. The Royals have captured 13 Channel League titles this season across their athletic programs, representing unprecedented success.
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For every high school team in California, the pandemic presented significant obstacles that limited player development and team building in ways that are only just beginning to be understood. But what is clear is that the teams who found success in spite of the chaos had strong leaders who made sacrifices with no guarantee of even having a season. “We just kept pushing,” Orozco said. “Even before we got our team together, people were going on runs.” That desire to win showed up throughout San Marcos’s run in the CIF playoffs, which included sev-
The Santa Barbara High boys’ volleyball team will look to punctuate an unbeaten season with a CIF-SS Southern Section Division 2 Championship. The Dons (14-0) will host Huntington Beach in a matchup of two of the most revered boys’ volleyball programs in Southern California history on Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m. Twenty-nine years ago, Santa Barbara head coach Chad Arneson was a freshman on the 1992 team that defeated Huntington Beach in a CIF final, and he is thrilled that the two programs have come full circle. “I think it’s pretty special that we have two beach towns that get to play against each other for a little bragging rights,” Arneson said. “We’re playing with a lot of confidence. The semifinals against Beckman was definitely one of our best performances, so I’m hoping we can duplicate that.” n
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Save San Marcos Foothills Forever Together, we are making this happen…but we have a lot more to do! With your help, we can purchase the 101 acre West Mesa of the San Marcos Foothills! 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.
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the lineup is a powerhouse package, appealing to a wide range of palates and presented in mysterious, eye-grabbing packaging. (Literally — an eyeball is in the middle of a hand on the label.) N “Our estate program is KETTMAN BY MATT a window into the vintage, and it’s always been about the vineyard over winemaking,” explained Nicholas Miller of the family’s flagship Bien Nacido Estate brand, which produces lower-alcohol, expertly transparent wines. “What about looking at it from someone else’s perspective?” he said of the family’s motivation. “This is exactly what we want, a totally fresh start.” As any right-minded winemaker would, Tensley was immediately drawn to Bien Nacido’s most interesting blocks. “The old stuff was the first thing I gravitated to — that and the steep stuff,” he explained. “As a winemaker, this is the best-case scenario possible.” The wines were bottled before even a year in barrel, which is a shift from the Miller’s longer-aging estate program, as Tensley intends to preserve the freshness. The project will continue to evolve, perhaps scaling down from two of each variety to one, but it may also begin to include the Millers’ other vineyards: Solomon Hills, alongside 101 near Orcutt; and French Camp, which is in the middle of nowhere southeast of Paso Robles. (I recently visited. It’s deep.) While the chardonnay exhibits the vineyard’s distinct minerality and the pinot captures the region’s spice rack well, it really is the syrah that shines, delivering Tensley’s trademark heft while retaining those stunning rotundone-related cracked-black-pepper qualities. “Going forward, the biggest program will probably be syrah,” said Tensley, who fermented about 6 percent of the white grape roussanne into one of the batches, whereas most American syrah-makers might employ viognier in that role. “Everyone is talking about CôteRôtie,” said Tensely of that region’s classic syrah-viognier pairing. “But in Hermitage, viognier is illegal.” So when they co-ferment in Hermitage, he explained, it’s either marsanne or roussanne. Tensley is convinced that Bien Nacido may be one of the best syrah sites in the country and believes his wines will compete globally. “You can put this up against any wine in the world,” he said, “and for $45, it will stand up for sure.” n See optikwines.com.
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or all of the sources that syrah stud Joey Tensley
tapped — and critically established — over his three decades as a Santa Barbara County winemaker, he’d never waded into the historic rows of Bien Nacido Vineyard until two years ago.
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First planted by brothers Steve and Bob Miller nearly 50 years ago, the Santa Maria Valley property put coolclimate California syrah on the global map by grafting some for Qupé founder Bob Lindquist in 1987. That rippled into coastally influenced plantings of syrah across the state, delivering the umami-laden, pepper-powered character of what I think is the most interesting style of wine in the galaxy, reflecting in uncanny ways the gamy hallmarks of the variety’s ancestral home in the northern Rhône Valley of France. Tensley, meanwhile, was building his own legacy, turning both cool and warmer syrah sites into unctuously expressive wines, bagging big magazine scores, and becoming the darling of wine lovers from Chelsea to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. So when the Millers gave him a call in August 2019 about possibly collaborating on a wine brand — one that also included chardonnay and pinot noir, Bien Nacido’s best-known grapes — the Bakersfield-raised, Los Olivos–residing winemaker was intrigued. “A lot of places talk the talk, but these guys are walking the walk,” said Tensley of what he realized during his first tour of the vineyard, a leader in innovative and sustainably minded farming that’s overseen by Chris
Hammell, for whom Tensley has massive respect. “I was instantly hooked.” That was exactly what the Millers wanted. After decades of operating primarily as vineyard owners who sold fruit rather than make wine, the family decided to focus on vertical integration over the past decade, launching a number of brands, from their high-end Bien Nacido Estate portfolio to more widely available and affordable labels such as Smashberry, J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, and Barrel Burner. To do so, they’ve also mostly taken over the former Central Coast Wine Services in Santa Maria, turning the once-critical incubator for Santa Barbara winemaking upstarts into their own large winery. So a deal was hatched, with the Miller Family Wine Company owning the brand but Tensley having full reign over the wines, which he makes at his facility on Martian Ranch near Los Alamos. In early May, the first vintage of Optik Wines was released, and I was the first person from outside of the partnership to taste the wines, which I did with Tensley and Nicholas Miller at the Bien Nacido tasting room in Los Olivos. There are two chards, two pinots, and two syrahs, all emblematic of both the zesty qualities of the vineyard and the opulence of FAMILY TIES: From left, Nicholas, Steve, and Marshall Miller oversee Bien Nacido, Solomon Hills, and French Tensley’s style. Priced Camp vineyards as well as Miller Family Wine Company. between $35 and $45,
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key, and Vietnam for more than a dozen years, Ron Fairbanks developed an affinity for the different breakfasts of the world and wanted to share that array with others. So in March, with his wife, Jade Fairbanks, he opened 4 Eggs & Pizza in the former Scarlett Begonia location in Victoria Court, serving an eclectic and ever-evolving menu of egg dishes, salads, noodles, burgers, pizzas, and more. “Why can’t we go somewhere and eat pho at eight in the morning?” explained Ron, who grew up in Goleta, graduated from Dos Pueblos High in 1981, and then studied music at the University of Utah. “I wanted to bring something different to Santa Barbarans.” Pho is especially meaningful, as Ron met Jade in Vietnam, where she was raised and working as an accountant. But that job was causing her health issues due to the high stress, so the couple entered the restaurant business about three years ago by opening a franchise of Pier 49 Pizza in Utah. They eventually broke away from the corporate menu by serving pho, which was Ron’s recipe, not something passed down through Jade’s family. “I always had to cook for myself,” said Ron, who was single from age 18 to 52. “I’m picky, and I’ve learned a lot. She’s like my taster — I make it and she tastes. I still can’t make her eggs perfectly, but I’m working on it.” The couple, who have 4-year-old twins, knew they wanted to serve an even wider range of foods, but the franchise agreement wouldn’t allow that. So they found a new space in downtown Santa Barbara. It became a homecoming for Ron, who’s been running into old friends ever since. “It’s good to be back in Santa Barbara,” said Ron, whose father passed away in 1991. “My dad’s been calling me back for a while.” The restaurant’s name is a nod to “four continents,” which Ron lists as Asia, Africa, Europe, and, with creative license, the Americas. The menu
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East Cabrillo Boulevard, launched with a soft opening on June 2. Regular hours start next week, Wednesday-Sunday, 5-10 p.m., and the bar will be open until about 11 p.m. Costa offers a mix of coastal Italian cuisine and modern Southern Californian fare, created by Executive Chef Nathan Lingle, in an ocean-view setting. “Our goal is to have a restaurant space here that’s showcasing the local craftsmen and the ingredients of this area, but more so a restaurant for the community and for the people who live here year-round,” says Lingle. “It’s a great amenity for our hotel guests, but first and foremost, we want the restaurant to be known in the community for the community.” The restaurant was actually ready to go just as the pandemic struck last year and has been in a holding pattern ever since because it is primarily an indoor eatery. The other dining facility at Hotel Mar Monte, called Café Lido Lido—Italian — Italian for “shore” —lets — lets you enjoy Mediterranean-style small plates and cocktails near the Mar Monte Hotel pool deck. It opened last November. Costa Kitchen’s menu includes appetizers ($6$18), salads ($10-$15), meat and fish entrees ($26$42), pasta ($21-$27), and dessert ($9). See costasb.com. THE DAISY REOPENS: The Daisy Restaurant, which
opened at 1221 State Street in November 2019, then promptly closed a few months later at the onset of the pandemic, is now open again for lunch and dinner. The menu includes sandwiches (like the lemon chickpea for $13 or brisket banh mi for $16), all-day plates (mezze, $16; cheeseburger, $16; etc.), and evening plates (smoked prawns, $19; lamb and beef kofta meatballs, $21; etc.). They’re open Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-close. See thedaisyrestaurant.com. COFFEE FOR CALLE REAL? Reader Deebo says that a new business is coming soon to 5915 Calle Real, Ste. A, in the former home of Pizza Hut across the parking lot from Zodo’s Bowling. The window painting has the neighborhood curious. From
what I can tell, the artwork suggests the next tenant will be a coffee shop. Construction appears to have just recently started, so opening is likely months away. TRUCK ONLY FOR EL PASTORCITO? Reader Annie let
me know that Taqueria El Pastorcito appears to have closed their restaurant in the small shopping center at State-Hollister-Modoc but reported that their food truck remains active, usually in the parking lot of Tri-County Produce. Their brickand-mortar restaurant at 4427 Hollister Avenue opened in February 2016.
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Reader SB4Ever reported that La Sirena restaurant, once set to open at the Cabrillo Pavilion in the space formerly occupied by the East Beach Grill, was connected to a bankruptcy lawsuit against owner Doug Cavanaugh for his connections to the Ruby’s Diner restaurant chain. A few days later, Reader SB4Ever sent a followup tip that a new sign had been posted on the premises, indicating that the restaurant will now be Reunion Kitchen, which has locations in Anaheim Hills and Laguna Beach. The restaurant’s website says that the restaurant serves “Modern Comfort” food and creates “an environment where everyone can find something they love.” A peek inside at the construction reveals that the opening is still a few months away.
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n Thursday, June 3, the UCSB Arts & Lectures Race to Justice series comes to the West Wind Drive-In for a screening of We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest. This inspiring documentary film directed by Amy Schatz and executive produced by Mahershala Ali was released in 2020 and features young students from Oakland who are empowered through the MLK Oratorical Festival, a “public speaking competition featuring poetry and speeches inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” The festival is a tradition that the community of Oakland has looked forward to annually for more than four decades, and it involves students from grades pre-K through 12. After competing for first place at their individual schools, winning students go on to perform poetry, speeches, and monologues in the citywide championships. The “Oratorical,” as it is known, empowers kids and shows them what they can accomplish through hard work and practice. The documentary follows several students from their earliest attempts to the grand finale on the main stage. They are all memorable, and none more so than young Gregory Payton, who is seen performing the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech, which is sometimes known as “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” Delivered the day before he was assassinated and filled with examples of King’s greatest oratory, King’s speech gives this young man a powerful platform for his own skills as a communicator. Payton is the son and grandson of preachers, and he clearly loves public speaking. In an interview about the process of memorizing the speech, Payton shows how much he has learned by offering
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an insightful account of King’s philosophy of nonviolence. Payton and the other speakers rehearse multiple times a day for weeks in order to memorize their speeches, and all of them come across as impressively passionate about that work. Teachers, parents, and coaches also play important roles in the contest and in the film. We hear Winston Williams, an educator from Markham School, saying that the performer’s posture is just as important as the words. How they hold and carry themselves while speaking has a powerful impact on the judges and the audience. Even though it’s a competition, the Oratorical is more about community support and appreciation than rivalries or keeping score. Many of the contestants are children of color, immigrants, women, or from other marginalized groups; it’s thrilling to see the way they all stand and give powerful speeches. Maybe it is the energy of Oakland within them, a city that has been known for pushing the boundaries of social justice work. This festival is just one example of how that community honors diversity and activism. The fact that the Oratorical focuses on the words of Martin Luther King means that the contestants have lots of great material to choose from and they learn about Black history at the same time. This is another way that the festival is not only for the kids. When their friends, families, and teachers gather to watch them perform, many become tearful at seeing young children connect so brilliantly with historical events and figures. The screening at the West Wind on Thursday, June 3, is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, with the film scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit artsandlectures. ucsb.edu. —Kate Spaulding
ost kids who grew up on fantasy novels have asked themselves: What happened to Dorothy when she returned home from Oz, to Alice after she left Wonderland, or to Susan after she was barred from Narnia? Seanan McGuire explores this question in Every Heart a Doorway, the first installment in a series that follows the lives of teenagers who return from magical worlds. As students at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, they cope with life in the real world even as they long to return to their versions of fairyland. Whether that’s a landscape of rainbow roads or a stark place of shadows and silence, what all those other worlds have in common is that for each child, they were the place they felt most at home, where they were free to be themselves. Only now they’re in a boarding school for misfits. The concept is fun and engaging, and the execution is excellent, earning McGuire a sci-fi fantasy award trifecta: top honors from Locus, Nebula, and Hugo. Like a rabbit hole or a magical wardrobe, Every Heart a Doorway is a great portal to a fantasy land, especially for readers who might not think this particular genre is for them, thus achieving one of our goals when selecting books for the Indy Book Club! McGuire playfully subverts the tropes of portal fantasies, evoking the magic of childhood but tempering it with tinges of horror and darker themes. There’s a sophistication to the development of the characters; the book’s compact story manages to fully flesh out many of the school’s residents, all while building the complex worlds where they grew up. Blending a murder mystery with a coming-of-age story while addressing queer identity and mental illness and lovingly satirizing boarding school novels might seem like more than a fantasy under 200 pages can accomplish, but McGuire pulls it off, leaving readers with much to discuss. —Molly Wetta, Santa Barbara Public Library
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he pandemic has changed my life in a truly amazing way,” explains musician Neil Erickson, who started singing during his childhood, performed with his high school choir at Carnegie Hall, and then picked up a guitar a decade ago. “While it has caused such unfortunate turmoil to many across the country, I have been blessed with the opportunity to pursue music. If it wasn’t for this pandemic, I wouldn’t be making music right now.” Prior to the pandemic, Erickson was studying journalism at SBCC and editing The Channels. The Isla Vista resident started playing live shows around that college community just before COVID showed up. “I had never had more joy and bliss in my life,” he said of seeing so many people dance and smile to his sound. Suddenly, with the shutdown, he was distraught. “I had just gotten my first taste of this, and now it was completely gone,” said Erickson. “I took that energy and passion that I had and eventually learned to channel it into recording music, something I had never done before.” He’s since spun out four songs, “Missing U,” “The Way You Love Me,” “B Urself,” and “Bittersweet” (with Sam Joseph, out May 28), and is releasing a fifth called “Opposite Directions” with Nick Vaughan in June, which will also come with a video that was shot in April. Erickson is also working “nonstop” with producer Israel Cohen at Sugar Rush Studios in Old Town Goleta, and he hopes to start playing live again soon. “I understood my potential, and now I’m ready to grab it,” he said of his musical awakening. “If it wasn’t for the pandemic, I would still be pursuing journalism at City College and transferring to a four-year in the fall. The pandemic changed the course of my life forever in, I believe, the best way possible.” Check out his Instagram (@neilderickson), his SoundCloud page (soundcloud.com/neil-erickson-117923061), and his Linktree page (linktr.ee/neilerickson). —Matt Kettmann
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The Santa Barbara Human Resources Association has just been awarded the prestigious 2020 PLATINUM EXCEL AWARD from The Society For Human Resources Management (SHRM). This award is the highest level awarded to both national and international chapters for outstanding leadership. The Santa Barbara Chapter is an affiliate of SHRM, and is also celebrating their 65th Anniversary this year as a leader providing Santa Barbara area businesses and human resources professionals with HR management, education, legislative and networking resources.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny CANCER
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): “There is ecstasy in paying attention,”
writes Aries author Anne Lamott. That’s always true for everyone, but it’s extra true for you Aries people. And it will be extra ultra-especially true for you during the next 20 days. I hope you will dedicate yourself to celebrating and upgrading your perceptual abilities. I hope you will resolve to see and register everything just as it is in the present moment, fresh and unprecedented, not as it was in the past or will be in the future. For best results, banish all preconceptions that might interfere with your ability to notice what’s raw and real. If you practice these high arts with exhilarating diligence, you will be rewarded with influxes of ecstasy.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Your guiding wisdom comes from Taurus author Annie Dillard. She writes, “I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you.” I suspect that Dillard’s approach will enable you to maintain a righteous rhythm and make all the right moves during the coming weeks. If you agree with me, your crucial first step will be to identify the nature of your “one necessity.” Not two necessities. Just the single most important.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “All I want to be is normally insane,”
said actor Marlon Brando. Yikes! I have a different perspective. I would never want to be normally insane because that state often tends to be sullen and desperate and miserable. My preferred goal is to be quite abnormally insane: exuberantly, robustly, creatively free of the toxic adjustments that our society tells us are necessary. I want to be cheerfully insane in the sense of not being tyrannized by conventional wisdom. I want to be proactively insane in the sense of obeying my soul’s impulses rather than conforming to people’s expectations. I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because I believe the coming weeks will be a fruitful time for you to be my kind of insane.
(June 21-July 22): “It’s one thing to make a mistake; it’s
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to physicists, it’s impos-
another to become wedded to it,” advised author Irena Karafilly. Let’s make that one of your key truths in the coming weeks. Now is a good time to offer yourself forgiveness and to move on from any wrong turns you’ve made. Here’s a second key truth, courtesy of composer Igor Stravinsky: “I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.” Third key truth, from Sufi teacher Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan: “Don’t be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous.”
sible for a human being to suck water up through a straw that’s more than 34 feet long. So please don’t even try to do that, either now or ever. If, however, you have a good reason to attempt to suck water up a 33-foot straw, now would be an excellent time to do so. Your physical strength should be at a peak, as is your capacity for succeeding at amazing, Herculean tasks. How else might you direct your splendid abilities? What other ambitious feats could you pull off?
acter flaws that bother me. But he also had a quality I admire: generosity in helping his friends and colleagues. Among the writers whose work he championed and promoted with gusto were 20th-century literary icons James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Hilda Doolittle, William Butler Yeats, Ernest Hemingway, William Carlos Williams, and Robert Frost. Pound edited their work, arranged to get them published in periodicals and anthologies, connected them with patrons and editors, and even gave them money and clothes. In accordance with astrological omens, I encourage you to be like Ezra Pound in the coming weeks. Make an extra effort to support and boost your allies. Assist them in doing what they do well. To do so will be in your own best interest!
(July 23-Aug. 22): According to my analysis of the astro-
logical omens, the number of perfect moments you will experience during the next two weeks could break all your previous records. And what do I mean by “perfect moments”? (1) Times when life brings you interesting events or feelings or thoughts that are novel and unique. (2) Pivotal points when you sense yourself undergoing a fundamental shift in attitude or a new way of understanding the world. (3) Leaping out of your own mind and into the mind of an animal or other person so as to have a pure vision of what their experience is like. (4) An absolute appreciation for yourself just the way you are right now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “There is strong shadow where there
is much light,” wrote Virgo author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). That’s a good metaphor for you these days. Since I suspect you are currently shining as brightly as you possibly can, I will urge you to become acutely aware of the shadows you cast. In other words, try to catch glimpses of the unripe and unformed parts of your nature, which may be more easily seen than usual. Now, while you’re relatively strong and vibrant, investigate what aspects of your inner world might need improvement, care, and healing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio poet Ezra Pound had char-
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Poet Tess Gallagher praises those
times “when desire has strengthened our bodies.” I want you to have an abundance of those moments during the coming weeks. And I expect that cultivating them will be an excellent healing strategy. So here’s my advice: Do whatever’s necessary to summon and celebrate the strong longings that will strengthen your body. Tease them into bountiful presence. Treasure them and pay reverence to them and wield them with gleeful passion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “To live is so startling it leaves little
time for anything else,” observed poet Emily Dickinson. That’s the truth! Given how demanding it is to adjust to the nonstop challenges, distractions, and opportunities of the daily rhythm, I’m impressed that any of us ever get any work done. According to my astrological analysis, you Capricorns are now experiencing a big outbreak of this phenomenon. It’s probably even harder than usual to get work done, simply because life keeps bringing you interesting surprises that require your ingenuity and resourcefulness. The good news is that these surges of ingenuity and resourcefulness will serve you very well when the hubbub settles down a bit and you get back to doing more work.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarius-born August Strindberg
(1849-1912) was a masterful and influential playwright. He also liked to dabble in painting and photography. His approach in those two fields was different from the polish he cultivated in his writing. “I am an amateur, and I intend to stay that way,” he testified about his approach in the visual arts. “I reject all forms of professional cleverness or virtuosity.” Just for now, Aquarius, I recommend you experiment with the latter attitude in your own field. Your skill and earnestness will benefit from doses of playful innocence, even calculated naïveté.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Which of the astrological signs feels
the deepest feelings? I say it’s you Pisceans. You’re connoisseurs of deep feelings, as well as specialists in mysterious, multi-splendored, brushes-with-infinity feelings. And right now, you’re in the Deepest Feelings Phase of your personal cycle. I won’t be surprised if you feel a bit overwhelmed with the richness of it all. But that’s mostly a good thing that you should be grateful for — a privilege and a superpower! Now here’s advice from deep-feeling author Pearl Buck: “You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.”
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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICESTO PLACE EMAIL NOTICE TO LEGALS@ INDEPENDENT.COM ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CARLO LINGIARDI Case No.: 21PR00203 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of CARLO LINGIARDI A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MICHELE LINGIARDI in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: MICHELE LINGIARDI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/17/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: FIVE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor
of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Marilyn D. Anticouni State Bar No. 096697;1234 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑9255. Published May 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CLARK WHITMORER Case No.: 21PR00216 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of CLARK WHITMORE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MADISON WHITMORE in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: MADISON WHITMORE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the
proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 6/24/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez;132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑2226. Published May 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EDWARD J. MILLER Case No.: 21PR00215 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of EDWARD J. MILLER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: COURTNEY DESOTO
in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: COURTNEY DESOTO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 6/24/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account
as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez;132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑2226. Published May 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:‑ CHARLES F. LOVELAND CASE NO.: 21PR00213 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of CHARLES F. LOVELAND A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: RANDALL LOVELAND in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: RANDALL LOVELAND be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent Administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/17/2021 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance
of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Stanley J. Yates 260 Maple Court, Suite 230 Ventura, CA 93003; (805) 658‑1525 Published May 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RUTH WARDLAW aka RUTH R. WARDLAW aka RUTH RICHNER, WARDLAW CASE NO.: 21PR00233 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of RUTH WARDLAW aka RUTH R. WARDLAW aka RUTH RICHNER WARDLAW A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: STEVEN C. VON DOLLEN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: STEVEN C. VON DOLLEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent Administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/01/2021 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court
clerk. Petitioner: Jeffrey L. Boyle, Esq. Delwiche, Von Dollen & Boyle, Attorneys at Law 1114 State Street, Suite 256, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 962‑8131 Published May 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:DAVID MCNALLY CASE NO.: 21PR00196 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of DAVID MCNALLY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MICHAEL MCNALLY in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: MICHAEL MCNALLY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent Administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/23/2021 AT 8:30 A.M. IN DEPT: 3 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner:The Law Offices of Daniel J. Knight, PLC 1103 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; (805) 316‑1180 Published May 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROGER E. NEWTON NO: 21PR00238 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROGER E. NEWTON A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MOLLY WESTGAARD in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): MOLLY WESTGAARD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any,
be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available foe examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 7/1/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Lori A. Lewis, Esq., Mullen & Henzell, L.L.P. 112 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1501. Published June 3, 10, 17 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: RG MANAGEMENT at 221 Natoma Ave, Apt #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Rick Gerard (same address) 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: 2021‑0001244. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SAFE ELEVATION at 21 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) by. E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0001080. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CELEBRATE CULTURES 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) by. E24. FBN Number: 2021‑0001302. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The 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) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001321. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The 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 (SEAL) by. E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0001217. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: ARTISAN TOWN CELLARS at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Terravant Wine Company, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Paul Griswald 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: 2021‑0001325. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA PROJECTS at 5388 Paseo Orlando Santa Barbara, CA 93111; David A James (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Cesar A Hernandez 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) by. E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0001233. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: U2U at 968 North Patterson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Lyndsey M Blacker (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Lyndsey M Blacker 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 (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001214. May 13, 20, 27. Jun 3 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: INSPIRE A MIND (IAM) at 2114 De La Vina Street, Unit 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Susanne A Nagy (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Susanne Nagy County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 11, 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: 2021‑0001374. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: OPEN HARDWARE INDUSTRIES at 2707 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Avue LLC (same address)
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This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Alexander Kaay County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E953. FBN Number:
2021‑0001400. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: ORCUTT RENTAL SERVICES at 477 E. Rice Ranch Rd Orcutt, CA 93455; Julie Y Dorman (same address)
This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Julie Young Dorman County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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) by. E17. FBN Number: 2021‑0001408.
NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANEAMIENTO (a realizarse electrónicamente y por teléfono) 14 de junio, 2021 a las 6:00 P.M. Elemento de Recursos Visuales e Históricos Iniciación de Enmienda del Plan General Caso No. 20-0004-GPA ATENCIÓN: conforme con la Orden Ejecutiva N-29-20 del Gobernador con fecha del 17 de marzo, 2020 que autoriza a las jurisdicciones locales sujetas a la Ley Brown a realizar reuniones electrónicas o por teléfono en respuesta a la pandemia COVID-19, la reunión regular de la Comisión de Planeamiento el 14 de junio, 2021 se realizará electrónicamente y por teléfono. Se transmitirá en vivo en la página web de la Ciudad y en el Canal 19 del Cable de Goleta. Las Cámaras del Consejo no estarán abiertas al público durante la reunión. La Comisión de Planeamiento participará electrónica y telefónicamente y no estará presente físicamente en las Cámaras del Consejo. POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que conforme con la Sección 65358 del Código de Gobierno de California y la sección 17.67.040 del Código Municipal de Goleta, la Comisión de Planeamiento, en una audiencia pública, considerará y hará una recomendación al Consejo de la Ciudad sobre enmiendas propuestas a cuatro normas del Elemento de Recursos Visuales e Históricos del Plan General de Goleta/Plan sobre el Uso de Tierras Costeras (Plan General). Las normas propuestas para enmienda son la VH 5.1 (designación de propiedad histórica), VH 5.2 (criterios de elegibilidad), VH 5.5 (alteraciones) y VH 5.6 (demoliciones). Esta GPA se propone junto con la Ordenanza de Preservación Histórica. Esta GPA se aplicará en toda la Ciudad. La GPA propuesta se considerará el: FECHA/HORA DE LA AUDIENCIA:
lunes, 14 de junio, 2021 a las 6:00 P.M.
LUGAR: Junta de teleconferencia; dado el estado de emergencia local, estatal y nacional, esta reunión será una reunión de teleconferencia (con instrucciones detalladas para la participación incluidas en el orden del día publicado) La acción de la Comisión de Planeamiento será una recomendación al Consejo de la Ciudad. La fecha de consideración por parte del Consejo de la Ciudad no se ha determinado en este momento y se proveerá una notificación adicional. CONCLUSIONES DE LA REVISIÓN AMBIENTAL: conforme con los requisitos de la Ley de Calidad Medioambiental de California (CEQA por sus siglas en inglés) (Código de Recursos Públicos §§ 21000 y siguiente), las regulaciones promulgadas en virtud de la misma (Código de Regulaciones de California 14, §§ 15000 y siguiente) y las Guías de Revisión Medioambiental de la Ciudad, se ha encontrado que el proyecto está exento de CEQA y se propone una Notificación de Exención. La Ciudad de Goleta está actuando como la Agencia Líder para este proyecto y la Comisión de Planeamiento también hará una recomendación sobre la acción de CEQA. Se ha encontrado que el proyecto está exento de CEQA conforme con la Sección 15061(b)(3) y 15378 de las Guías Estatales de CEQA. La enmienda GPA no resultaría en un cambio físico directo o indirecto en el medio ambiente ya que el proyecto es una enmienda de texto. Además, la propuesta no tendrá un efecto significativo en el medio ambiente ya que el proyecto actualiza la lengua existente de cuatro normas existentes del Plan General y no cambia la intención de estas normas. La Ciudad continuará teniendo normas acerca de la designación de propiedades de valor histórico, criterios de elegibilidad, alteraciones y demolición. CONSIDERANDO LA NECESIDAD DE LA CIUDAD DE REALIZAR LAS REUNIONES PÚBLICAS EN INTERNET O POR TELÉFONO DURANTE LA PANDEMIA DE COVID-19, los comentarios escritos pueden ser presentados por correo electrónico a Deborah López, Secretaria Municipal, correo electrónico: email@example.com o por medios electrónicos durante la Audiencia Pública (fecha y hora indicados arriba) siempre y cuando se reciban antes de la finalización de la porción del comentario del público de la Audiencia Pública. Habrá instrucciones disponibles sobre cómo entregar comentarios durante la audiencia en la página web de la Ciudad: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/governmentmeeting-agendas-and-videos PARA INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL PROYECTO: para más información sobre el proyecto, comuníquese con Lisa Prasse, Gerente Actual de Planeamiento llamando al 805-961-7542 o escribiendo a firstname.lastname@example.org. Los informes y documentos del personal se publicarán 72 horas antes de la audiencia en la página web de la Ciudad en https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/newsand-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. Para preguntas en español, por favor comuníquese con Sandra Rodríguez, Asistente de Gerencia, llamando al 805-961-7576 o email@example.com. Nota: la acción de la Comisión de Planeamiento no es apelable ya que será una recomendación para el Consejo de la Ciudad. Si usted denuncia la naturaleza de la acción en los tribunales, usted podría estar limitado solamente a aquellos asuntos que usted o alguna otra persona mencionaran en la audiencia pública descrita en esta notificación o en la correspondencia escrita entregada a la Comisión de Planeamiento en la fecha de o con anterioridad a la audiencia pública (Sección del Código de Gobierno 65009[b]).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOODLAND YOGA STUDIO at 7394 Calle Real #G Goleta, CA 93117; Sathya M Fennell 3692 Via Semi Lompoc, CA 93436; Brian W Fennell (same address) This business is conducted by An Married Couple Signed: Sathya Fennell 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 (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001215. May 20, 27. Jun
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: APS CELLARS, CALI COAST CELLARS, COASTAL PASSAGE CELLARS, DEEP DIVE CELLARS, FIVE ISLANDS CELLARS, HERITAGE ACRES CELLARS, HIBISCUS BREEZE CELLARS, LONGTIDE CELLARS, LOVERLY CELLARS, OH! ANYTIME CELLARS, VINE TIE CELLARS, WELL TRAINED at 35 Industrial Way Buellton CA 93427; Terravant Wine Company, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Len B Germano County
Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001391. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GERMANOS, GERMANO’S WINES at 12 Helena Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Skyenna LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Len B Germano County Clerk of Santa Barbara County
NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Electronically and Telephonically) June 14, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. Visual and Historic Resources Element General Plan Amendment Initiation Case No. 20-0004-GPA ATTENTION: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings electronically and telephonically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the Planning Commission on June 14, 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 pursuant to California Government Code Section 65358 and Goleta Municipal Code section 17.67.040, the Planning Commission will, at a public hearing, consider and make a recommendation to the City Council regarding the proposed amendments to four policies of the Visual and Historic Resources Element in the Goleta General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan (General Plan). The policies proposed to be amended are VH 5.1 (landmark designation), VH 5.2 (eligibility criteria), VH 5.5 (alterations), and VH 5.6 (demolitions). This GPA is proposed in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Ordinance. This GPA would be applicable Citywide. The proposed GPA will be considered on: HEARING DATE/TIME:
Monday, June 14, 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) The Planning Commission’s action will be advisory to the City Council. The date of City Council consideration has not been determined at this time and additional notification will be provided. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: Pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code, §§ 21000 et seq.), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 Cal. Code of Regulations, §§ 15000, et seq.), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines, the project has been found to be exempt from CEQA and a Notice of Exemption is proposed. The City of Goleta is acting as the Lead Agency for this project and the Planning Commission will be making a recommendation on the CEQA action as well. The project has been found to be exempt from CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) and 15378. The GPA amendment would not result in a direct or indirect physical change in the environment as the project is a text amendment. Further, the proposal will not have a significant effect on the environment as the project updates the existing language of four existing General Plan policies and does not change the intent of these policies. The City will continue to have policies regarding the designation of historic landmark properties, eligibility criteria, alterations, and demolition. 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 comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https:// www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meetingagendas-and-videos. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Lisa Prasse, Current Planning Manager at 805-961-7542 or lprasse@cityofgoleta. org. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/ news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Sandra Rodriguez, Management Assistant, at 805-9617576 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: The action of the Planning Commission is not appealable as it will be a recommendation to the City Council. If you challenge the nature of the action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing (Government Code §65009[b]).
Nota: conforme con la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, si necesita asistencia para participar en esta audiencia, por favor llame a la Oficina de la Secretaria Municipal al (805) 961-7505. Una notificación por lo menos 72 horas antes de la audiencia permitirá al personal de la Ciudad hacer arreglos razonables.
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.
Fecha de publicación: Santa Barbara Independent, 3 de junio, 2021
Published Date: Santa Barbara Independent, June 3, 2021
JUNE 3, 2021
on May 11, 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. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001369. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: TONDI GELATO at 401 Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tondi Gelato LLC 624 W Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: James Haskins County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 11, 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: 2021‑0001375. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: DE COLORES PHOTOGRAPHY at 1429 De La Vina St, Apt 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mayra V Romero (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Mayra Romero 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: 2021‑0001326. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: BCR HANDYMAN SERVICES at 13 South Soledad Street 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Luis A Jarquin (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Luis A Jarquin County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 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. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001267. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: TOYOTA TRUCK TRADER at 1128 1/2 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Vanlifetrader LLC (same address) Jordan Cathey 29260 Murrieta Rd Menifee, CA 92586 This business is conducted by An General Partnership Signed: Geoffrey Ravenhill County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 30, 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. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001254. May 20, 27. Jun 3, 10 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: BODY AND SOUL CARE BY JILL at 200 N La Cumbre Rd Unit K Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Gill E Lainer 180 Holly Ave. #9 Carpinteria, CA 93013 This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Gill Lainer County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001491. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELEVATE PROJECT MANAGEMET at 415 Reed Ct Goleta, CA 93117; Susan B Pilkington (same address) Alan D Pilkington (same address) This business is conducted by An General Partnership Signed: Susan B. Pilkington County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001450. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: IN
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASSOCIATED HAND SURGEONS at 2323 De La Vina Street, Suite 201 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michael J Behrman, MD 4145 Creciente Drive Santa Barbara. CA 93110; Robert M Ruth, MD 5265 Paseo Cameo Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Adam W Rives, MD 475 Barker Pass Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by An General Partnership Signed: Michael Behrman MD County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 24, 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. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001541. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GUDALAJARA MARKET & DELI at 601 W De La Guerra St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gudalajara Market & Deli (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Ziyad Abdulhai County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001388. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ONE MOSAIC, ONE MOSAIC APARTMENTS at 6689 El Colegio Road Goleta, CA 93117; Hip Garden Court LP (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Partnership Signed: Kristie Chapman County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001443. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INCONNEXIO at 422 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Flavia R Delucia (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Flavia R Delucia County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 (SEAL) by. E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0001493. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LUTHER BRYAN at 315 Meigs Rd Ste A‑216 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; TGOF LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Luther Bryan Cowden County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0001438. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SMART COLLEGE ADMISSION at 330 Vereda Leyenda Goleta, CA 93117; Holly L McCord Duncan (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Holly McCord Duncan 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 (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number:
E M A I L S A L E S @ I N D E P E N D E N T. C O M NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF REVISED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT for Recirculation & NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEARING OFFICER HEARING Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.
MANY PLACES at 180 Holly Avenue, 2 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Amber Scala (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Amber Scala County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001498. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021.
HERITAGE RIDGE 332 RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNIT PROJECT CASE NO. 14-049-GPA-VTM-DP Located on the North Side of Camino Vista Between S. Los Carneros and Aero Camino Roads (North of Willow Springs II); APNs 073-060-031 through -043 ATTENTION: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Environmental Hearing Officer (EHO) hearing will be conducted telephonically and electronically and broadcast live on the City’s website. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. The EHO will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. This is a new notice with a new EHO hearing date. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (City), as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq.; “CEQA”), completed a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Heritage Ridge Residential Project (Project). A detailed description of the Project is provided below. The City invites comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis and mitigation measures described in the Revised Draft EIR from May 14, 2021 through June 28, 2021. A meeting to take comments on the Revised Draft EIR will be held by the City Environmental Hearing Officer on: DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. (Previously scheduled on May 26, 2021) 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) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Project components include the following: 1. A General Plan Amendment (14-049-GPA) to remove a designation of Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (ESHA) on the Open Space Map (Figure 3-5 in the Open Space Element of the General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan) and on the Special Status Species and Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas Map (Figure 4-1 in the Conservation Element of the General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan). 2. A Vesting Tentative Map (14-049-VTM) to allow the subdivision of the existing 17.36 gross acre (16.2 net acres) project site from 13 lots to 4 lots (2 lots for the Affordable housing complex, 1 lot for the market housing, and 1 lot for the public park). The subdivision map would also abandon two unused roads (Via Maya and Via Luisa). 3. Development Plan (14-049-DP) pursuant to GMC § 35-317 to allow construction of 332 rental units with associated recreational facilities. The rental units would be broken into two “neighborhoods” as follows: 104 up to a 100% supportive-units comprised of both senior affordable housing and family affordable housing units with separate recreational facilities; and 228 market-rate rental units with separate recreational facilities including a swimming pool. 4. Streamside Protection Area (SPA) buffer reduction in the northeast corner of the project site, varying from 0’ to 33’. 5. Vacation of portions of right of way and landscape easements adjacent to Los Carneros Road per Streets & Highway Code Section 8324 (b). Also proposed is a two-acre neighborhood public park to be dedicated to the City in the center of the site and three above ground bio-retention basins including a 15,000 square foot bio-retention basin in the southeast portion of the site. The site would be served by three access points onto Camino Vista. Preliminary raw earthwork volumes are estimated at 178,000 cubic yards of cut and 15,500 cubic yards of fill and 115,000 cubic yards of export. The project was filed by FLT Heritage Ridge TG, LLC in partnership with the Towbes Group of Towbes, LLC. In addition, the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara would be the developer for the supportive/affordable housing unit component. Location: The project site is located in the Inland area of the City and is situated on unaddressed parcels located on the north side of Camino Vista between Aero Camino and Calle Koral Roads in the City of Goleta, Santa Barbara County (APNs 073-060-031 through -043). Access to the Heritage Ridge site is from Camino Vista Road. The 17.36 gross acre (16.2 net acres) Heritage Ridge site is bounded on its north by Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks, on the east by industrial buildings on Aero Camino Road, on its south by Camino Vista Road and Willow Springs II apartments, and on its west by S. Los Carneros Road/Overpass. The Project site had a General Plan land use designation of Medium-Density Residential (R-MD) with an Affordable Housing Overlay and had a Zoning designation of Design Residential (DR-20) prior to April 3, 2020. Since April 3, 2020, the property’s zoning designation is Medium Density Residential (R-MD). As the project was deemed complete prior to September 1, 2019, the development is being consider using Article III, Inland Zoning Ordinance. CHANGES REQUIRING RECIRCULATION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE REVISED DRAFT EIR A Draft EIR was circulated for public review in 2016 and the administrative draft Final EIR was completed in 2018. Since that time, the project has been revised to include the conversion of the senior component to an affordable housing component (targeting low/very low senior and family residents), reduction in the total number of housing units from 360 to 332 units, changed the mix of units from market rate and senior units to market rate (228 units) and affordable units (104 units) for senior and families, and to provide increased right-of-way along Los Carneros Road, resulting in a building setback shift along this roadway. The affordable unit component maybe up to 100% supportive housing if necessary funding is secured. Finally, the application was revised to remove the request for a parking modification because, as an affordable housing development, the project would qualify for reduced affordable housing parking requirements in accordance with Gov. Code Section 65915. These changes required revision to the EIR Project Description as well as updated analysis in the following issue areas: air quality, biological resources, greenhouse gas emissions, land use, noise, public services, transportation, and utilities and service systems. The proposed revisions to the project do not substantially change the overall development footprint or the project footprint relative to identified tribal cultural resources on the project site. Moreover, since completion of the prior Draft EIR for the prior design iteration of the project, new regulatory requirements and updated CEQA guidelines and thresholds (updated in late-2018), as well as changes to the project-level environmental and cumulative setting in the vicinity of the Project have occurred. As a result of these changes, additional analysis of topics, including air quality, greenhouse gas emissions transportation impact (thresholds have changed from Level of Service to Vehicles Miles Traveled), energy demand, tribal cultural resources, and wildfire risk, were added to the EIR. In addition, an updated site survey and records search was conducted to confirm the biological resources present on the Project site. Therefore, revisions to the prior Draft EIR are reflected in Section 2.0, Project Description, Sections 4.2 (Air Quality), 4.3 (Biological Resources), 4.4 (Cultural and Tribal Cultural), 4.6 (Greenhouse Gas), 4.9 (Land Use), 4.10 (Noise), 4.11 (Public Services), 4.13 (Transportation), 4.14 (Utilities) and 6.0 (Alternatives) of the Draft EIR. The cumulative setting/baseline has also been updated in Section 3.0, Related Projects. Further, new sections 4.16 and 4.17 have been added to the Revised Draft EIR in the areas of energy and wildfire, respectively, that were not included in the original Draft EIR. Section 6.0, Alternatives, was also updated to reflect the project description changes and changes to other sections of the Draft EIR. This recirculation also includes the relevant portions of appendices as originally contained in the Draft EIR and supplemented, as necessary, as a result of updates to the Project. PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE REVISED DRAFT EIR The Revised Draft EIR is available for a 45-day public review period from May 14, 2021 to June 28, 2021. The Revised Draft EIR is available on the City’s website at https://www.cityofgoleta. org/city-hall/planning-and-environmental-review/ceqa-review. Reviewers of this recirculated document should limit their comments to those that relate to the following chapters and sections of the Revised Draft EIR that have been revised or added and recirculated: • 2.0 Project Description • 3.0 Related Projects • 4.2 Air Quality • 4.3 Biological Resources • 4.4 Cultural and Tribal Cultural • 4.6 Greenhouse Gas Emissions • 4.9 Land Use • 4.10 Noise • 4.11 Public Services • 4.13 Transportation/Circulation • 4.14 Utilities and Service Systems • 4.16 Energy • 4.17 Wildfire • 6.0 Alternatives Significant and unavoidable project specific and cumulative impacts (Class I) are identified in the areas of; cultural resources (cumulative); noise (short construction noise impacts); and utilities and service systems (solid waste project and cumulative). Potentially significant, but mitigable, impacts on the environment (Class II) are anticipated in the areas of: aesthetics and visual resources (building heights/massing compatibility & lighting); air quality (exposure of sensitive receptors); biological resources (nesting/foraging birds, indirect habitat impacts/ wildlife linkage); cultural resources (impacts on Native American Site #CA-SBA-56); geology and soils (liquefaction potential, expansive and erodible soils); and hydrology and water quality (alteration of drainage patterns/increased impermeability). CORTESE LIST: The Project site is not listed on any hazardous waste facilities or disposal sites identified by Government Code § 65962.5 (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY and FURTHER INFORMATION: The Revised Draft EIR was posted on April 29, 2021 on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. For more information about this project, contact project planner Mary Chang at 805-961-7567 or email@example.com. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The public review period begins on May 14, 2021 and ends on June 28, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. All letters should be emailed to Mary Chang, Supervising Senior Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on June 28, 2021. Please limit comments to environmental issues only. 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 Mary Chang at email@example.com or by electronic means during the Environmental Hearing Officer 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. The public may use the following link to participate in the hearing on June 16, 2021: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5654251055732327695 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 of Goleta Planning and Environmental Review Department on or before the date that the public comment period ends (Gov’t. Code § 65009 (b) (2)). Publish: Santa Barbara Independent June 3, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM
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2021‑0001209. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: WE FIX PATIO HEATERS LLC at 5984 Cuesta Verde Goleta, CA 93117; We Fix Patio Heaters LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Terry Benedetto County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 7, 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: 2021‑0001342. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIMPLYSISTERS805 at 4510 Oak Glen Dr. Uniot B Sant Barbara, CA 93110; Angelita Esqueda (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Angelita Esqueda County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001386. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑
(s) is/are doing business as: INDIGO GARDEN at 2945 De La Vina St. Unit 8 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Natalie Judah (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Natalie Judah County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001434. May 27. Jun 3, 10, 17 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL JERSEY MANAGEMENT LLC at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 21, 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. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑116729. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LGKK DEVELOPMENT LLC at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners
(same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 21, 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. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑116750. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VAGABOND BARBER at 829 W Mission St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Andre S Vallejo (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed:Andre S Vallejo County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 25, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001570. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: KENTON K. HAUBER, D.C. at 5350 Hollister Avenue, Suite A3 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Kenton K. Hauber (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Kenton K. Hauber, D.C. County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 24, 2021.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL (Electronically and Telephonically) June 15, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. 6975 Santa Felicia Drive Specific Plan Amendment Initiation Case No. 21-0001-SP 6975 Santa Felicia Drive; APN 073-440-026 ATTENTION: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings electronically and telephonically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the City Council on June 15, 2021 will be conducted electronically and telephonically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. The City Council will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to California Government Code Section 65358, City Council Resolution 12-13 and Title 17 (Section 17.67.030 and 17.68), the City Council will consider an applicant proposed initiation of a Specific Plan amendment to remove a 4.3-acre site, APN 073-440-026 (Project Site) from the Camino Real Specific Plan boundaries. The purpose of the amendment is for the applicant to apply for a future project on the Project Site for medical office uses. The initiation request will be considered on: DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM 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) If initiated, City staff would be authorized to further study the proposed Specific Plan Amendment as part of a project application for development on the site. Should a development project and Specific Plan Amendment request reach the stage of approval or denial, the Planning Commission and City Council would consider the Specific Plan amendment, along with a development plan application at future hearings. The City Council decision on the initiation of the Specific Plan Amendment does not suggest how the City Council may ultimately act on the Specific Plan Amendment when it is brought forward for City Council consideration. The initiation of the Specific Plan Amendment does not influence the City Council’s consideration of the Specific Plan Amendment. This application was filed by Kim Schizas on behalf of Camino Real IV, LLC. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted via email to Deborah Lopez, City Clerk e-mail: cityclerkgroup@ cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https:// www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meetingagendas-and-videos. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Mary Chang, Supervising Senior Planner at 805-961-7567 or mchang@ cityofgoleta.org. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Contact Mary Chang at (805) 961-7567 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Note: The action of the City Council is not appealable. If you challenge the nature of the action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing (Government Code §65009[b]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Published Date: Santa Barbara Independent June 3, 2021 42
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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. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001540. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GV OPTICAL, GOLETA VALLEY OPTICAL at 5124 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; GV Optical Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Daniel Knauss County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0001388. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: CLASSIC CAMP FOODS at 1319 Salinas Pl, Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jason Naczek (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Jason Naczek County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001484. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DESCANSO MUSIC at 430 Evonshire Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Esteban A Rameriz (same address) This business is conducted
by An Individual Signed: Esteban Rameriz County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001481. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SAGE TRAIL ALLIANCE at 221 Oliver Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed:Michael Tarpey County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E956. FBN Number: 2021‑0001390. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WELLWORTH CAPITAL LLC at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑114854. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LYDIA
BEATRICE HERNANDEZ at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 21, 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. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑115926. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MR.B RESTAURANT & CAFE at 121 S Hope Ave, Spc A102 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Golden Globe Management LLC 17614 Lynne Ct Apt 103 Canyon Country, CA 91387 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Baha Shehab County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001483. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021.
NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF REBECCA MURPHY INGRAM TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV01641 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):
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING June 15, 2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, to consider the following: 1. Review and consider resolutions adopting the City of Goleta’s Operating and Capital Improvement Programs Budget for Fiscal Years 2021/22 and 2022/23 MEETING DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5:30 P.M. PLACE: Teleconference Meeting – Given the local, state, and national state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconference meeting (with detail instructions for participation included on the posted agenda). PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written submittals concerning agenda items may be sent to the City Clerk Group e-mail: email@example.com; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday, June 14, at noon. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please see the posted agenda, available on Thursday, June 10, 2021 on City of Goleta’s website www.cityofgoleta.org. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (805) 961-7505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. 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 City Council for June 15, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. City Council 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 City Clerk at email@example.com 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. Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish: June 3, 2021 Publish: June 10, 2021
FROM: REBECCA MURPHY INGRAM TO: REBECCA SARAH MURPHY THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing June 29, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 3, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated May 12, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. Superior. of the Superior Court. Published. May 27. June 3, 10, 17 2021.
PUBLIC NOTICES EXTRA SPACE STORAGE will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. June 24, 2021 at 3:30 PM Julian Hayes Personal, clothes, shoes, bed, sports equipment. Senel Acosta Tool, power tools, garage stuff. Timothy Ledune Household goods, boxes. Daniel Fletcher Household items, personal items. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures. com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF VENTURA. NOTICE OF HEARING BY PUBLICATION WELFARE & INSTITUTIONS CODE §366.26 J072656 HEARING DATE: 07/29/2012 TIME: 8:30 a.m. COURTROOM: J1 In the matter of the Petition of the County of Ventura Human Services Agency regarding freedom from parental custody and control on behalf of John P. Christopher, a child. To: Elenore Snow, Unknown father, and to all persons claiming to be the parents of the above‑named person who is described as follows: name John P. Christopher, Date of Birth: 12/25/2017, Place of Birth: Quetzaltenago, Guatemala, Father’s name: Unknown, Mother’s name: Elenore Snow. Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.26, a hearing has been scheduled for your child. You are hereby notified that you may appear on 07/29/2021, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon as counsel can be heard in Courtroom J1 of this Court at Juvenile Justice Center 4353 Vineyard Ave. Oxnard, CA 93036. YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED as follows: At the hearing the Court must choose and implement one of the following permanent plans for the child: adoption, guardianship, or long term foster care. Parental rights may be terminated at this hearing. On 07/29/2021, the Human Services Agency will recommend termination of parental rights. The child may be ordered placed in long term foster care, subject to the regular review of the Juvenile Court; or, a legal guardian may be appointed for the child and letters of guardianship be issued; or, adoption may be identified as the permanent
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placement goal and the Court may order that efforts be made to locate an appropriate adoptive family for the child for a period not to exceed 180 days and set the matter for further review; or, parental rights may be terminated. You are entitled to be present at the hearing with your attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to have the Court appoint counsel for you. A thirty‑day continuance may be granted if necessary for counsel to prepare the case. At all termination proceedings, the Court shall consider the wishes of the child and shall act in the best interest of the child. Any order of the Court permanently terminating parental rights under this section shall be conclusive and binding upon the minor person, upon the parent or parents, and upon all other persons who have been served with citation by publication or otherwise. After making such an order, the Court shall have no power to set aside, change, or modify it, but this shall not be construed to limit the rights to appeal the order. If the Court, by order or judgment, declares the child free from the custody and control of both parents, or one parent if the other no longer has custody and control, the Court shall, at the same time, order the child referred to the licensed County adoption agency for adoptive placement by that agency. The rights and procedures described above are set forth in detail in the California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.26. You are referred to that section for further particulars. Michael J. Planet, Executive Officer and Clerk, County of Ventura, State of California. Dated: 05/04/2021 by: Laurie Goetsch Deputy Clerk, Children and Family Services Social Worker. 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10/21 CNS‑3468522# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT
SUMMONS SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ SANTANA AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: LILIAN AMANDA CHAVEZ CHAVEZ Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 21FL00361 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de
sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.
sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho
hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al
secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR
COURT 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Lilian Amanda Chavez Chavez 705 W Mission St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805‑401‑7920) (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del
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NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE Annual Citywide Median Island Landscape Services 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“CITY”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids via electronic transmission on the City of Goleta PlanetBids portal site which can be accessed at the following link (http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities) until 3:00 P.M., July 6, 2021, and will be publicly opened and posted promptly thereafter. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available on the CITY website at http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities.
abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated March 12, 2021. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Nicolette Barnard Deputy (Asistente) Published May 27. June 3, 10, 17 2021.
GOLETA TRAIN DEPOT PROJECT 27 S. La Patera Lane; APN 073-050-033 ATTENTION: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Environmental Hearing Officer (EHO) hearing will be conducted telephonically and electronically and broadcast live on the City’s website. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. The EHO will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers.
The work includes but is not limited to tree maintenance, irrigation management, irrigation system maintenance and repair, shrub and ground cover maintenance, trimming, pruning, fertilization, aeration, weed control, cultivation, plant replacements, trash and debris removal, renovation and cleanup of drainage facilities using landscape maintenance procedures, and all labor, supervision, material and equipment necessary to provide Annual Citywide Median Island Landscape Services. The services shall be performed in accordance with the Contract Documents, which includes provisions that the work shall be performed without the use of pesticides or commercial fertilizers. The term of the contract shall start during the City’s current fiscal year through June 30, 2025.The contract will be subject to annual approval of the budget on July 1st of each year within the contract term.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta, as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Goleta Train Depot (the “project”). A description of the Project is provided below. The City invites comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis and mitigation measures described in the Draft EIR from June 3, 2021 through July 19, 2021.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled on June 17, 2021, at 10 A.M at 130 Cremona Dr. Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 for this project. The Pre-Bid Meeting will convene outside of 130 Cremona Dr. Suite B. No relief will be granted to bidders for any conditions or restrictions that would have been discovered had they attended the Pre-Bid Meeting. Please RSVP via PlanetBids no later than close-of-business the day prior to the Pre-Bid Meeting.
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)
Bidders must be registered on the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids portal in order to receive addenda notifications and to submit a bid (http://www.cityofgoleta.org/iwant-to/view/city-bid-opportunities). PlanetBids will also include bid results and awards. It is the responsibility of the bidder to submit the bid with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Allow time for technical difficulties, uploading, and unexpected delays. Late or incomplete bids will not be accepted. The bid must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of a money order, a certified cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond executed by an admitted surety, made payable to CITY. The bid security shall be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total annual bid amount included with their proposals as required by California law. Note: All bids must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the bid security uploaded to PlanetBids. The original security of the three (3) lowest bidders must be mailed to the office of the City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, in a sealed envelope and be received within three (3) City business days of the bid due date and time for the bid to be considered. The sealed envelope should be plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID SECURITY FOR Annual Citywide Median Island Landscape Services.” The Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) per California Labor Code Section 1771.4, including prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship employment standards. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class “C-27 – Landscaping Contractor” Contractor’s license in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Price. Each bond shall be in the forms set forth herein, shall be secured from a surety company that meets all State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and that is a California admitted surety insurer. Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the DIR. No bid will be accepted, nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the DIR to perform public work. If awarded a contract, the bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the DIR for the duration of the Project. Failure to provide proof of the contractor’s current registration pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 may result in rejection of the bid as non-responsive. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. To request a copy of the notice of agenda for award, please contact the City Clerk (805) 961-7505 or register on the CITY’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). For information relating to the details of this Project and bidding requirements contact J. Paul Medel in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A meeting to take comments on the Draft EIR will be held by the Environmental Hearing Officer on: DATE AND TIME:
Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.
PROJECT LOCATION: The project would be located at the northern terminus of S. La Patera Lane on a 2.5-acre project site currently occupied by an industrial warehouse structure (former DRI building), a parking lot, outdoor storage area, and vehicle yard. The project is located near a number of regionally important areas, land uses, and transportation facilities, which include Old Town Goleta, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), the Santa Barbara Airport, US Hwy 101, the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) train corridor, and the existing Goleta Rail Station. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project would include demolition of an existing industrial warehouse structure (approximately 39,800 square feet) in order to develop a new train depot on the City-owned property adjacent to the existing Goleta Rail Station and Union Pacific right-of-way. The proposed new train depot is anticipated to be approximately 9,000 square feet. It would provide a permanent, enclosed, and safe structure for Amtrak passengers to use as they wait to board or after they disembark from trains. The proposed train depot would be located in the northern portion of the project site adjacent to the railroad rightof-way. The proposed new train depot would include a lobby, vending machines, a café area for riders to purchase beverages and food, restroom facilities, multiple indoor waiting areas, a meeting room, an on-site ticketing area, as well as adequate luggage and storage space. The project will also accommodate bicycle access and provide onsite bicycle storage options, as well as ample vehicle parking on an adjacent surface parking lot. A proposed “Kiss N’ Ride” space in front of the building would allow for designated pick-up and drop-off locations for passengers. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The Draft EIR has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the CEQA Guidelines, Article 7, EIR Process. The Draft EIR identifies potentially significant impacts in the following issue categories: biological resources, cultural and tribal cultural resources, and geology and soils. All impacted were determined to be less than significant with the implementation of mitigation measures. CORTESE LIST: The Project site is not listed on any hazardous waste facilities or disposal sites identified by Government Code § 65962.5 (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY and FURTHER INFORMATION: The Draft EIR and all documents referenced in the Draft EIR may be viewed on or after June 3, 2021 on the City’s website at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/planning-andenvironmental-review/ceqa-review. For more information about this project, contact Jaime Valdez at 805-961-7568 or email@example.com. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The public comment period begins on June 3, 2021 and ends on July 19, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. All letters should be emailed to Jaime Valdez, Principal Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on July 19, 2021. Please limit comments to environmental issues only. 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 in the link below or via email to Jaime Valdez at email@example.com or by electronic means during the Environmental 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. The public may use the following link to participate in the hearing June 30, 2021: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8391942649921794315.
CITY OF GOLETA _____________________________ Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk
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 of Goleta Neighborhood Services and Public Safety Department on or before the date that the public comment period ends (Gov’t. Code § 65009 (b) (2)).
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