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SAVE MISSION CREEK BRIDGE!

Mission Creek Bridge is threatened with demolition. One of the iconic structures of our area--a locally, statewide, and nationally recognized historic resource--is proposed for demolition and reconstruction. It is vital for members of the community to become Involved now in order to save historic Mission Creek Bridge. Mission Creek Bridge was originally constructed in 1891 and has experienced no structural issues or ever been damaged by earthquake or flood. The most recent Federal Bridge Inspection Report makes no recommendation for replacement. There is no reason to tear the existing Mission Creek Bridge down. The Mission Creek Bridge and Mission Canyon Road corridor already meet “Vision Zero” goals, which means there have been no major accidents or traffic fatalities. The existing road alignment slows traffic down, and is safer for pedestrians and bicyclists than a wider and reconfigured bridge and road that would speed traffic up would be.

The City of Santa Barbara should not tear historic Mission Creek Bridge down. Each of the three proposals currently under consideration by the City would transform the existing Mission Creek Bridge beyond recognition. Mature sycamore trees in Mission Creek would be cut down under all proposals, and other trees and vegetation would be removed. In two of the proposals, the creek bank would be deeply impacted. The steelhead trout habitat would be compromised. Sycamore trees on Mission Canyon Road would be cut down.

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Join the Coalition to Preserve Mission Canyon Name

Preserving our historic Mission Creek Bridge and the natural environment adjacent to it is vital to future generations. There is no safety or other reason to demolish Mission Creek Bridge and build a bigger and wider bridge. The new bridge would not become “historic” by affixing stones from the existing bridge to a new and much larger bridge.

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The proposals for a second arch under a new bridge or a new arch that would be approximately twice as wide as the existing one would be completely unhistoric. The existing stone parapet walls flanking the bridge would be reconfigured and raised in height. Historic stone walls adjacent to existing Mission Creek Bridge, including the “stegosaurus” wall, would be breached and reconfigured. Existing spatial relationships and the cultural landscape would be very significantly altered.

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Now is the time to act to preserve Mission Creek Bridge for future generations. Historic Mission Creek Bridge is irreplaceable.

Email You may use my name as a supporter. Yes Mail to: Coalition to Preserve Mission Canyon, P.O. Box 30162, Santa Barbara CA 93130

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FROM SAN ANTONIO TO S.B. Though born and raised in San Antonio, Texas — “My heart will always be there,” she promised — Camille Garcia recently moved to Santa Barbara for a new job and to be closer to her sister and the sea. For the past few months, she’s been covering Latinx culture as a freelancer for the Independent, including this week’s interview with Juana Flores on page 4. She tells us more about herself below.

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CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS S.B. County moved from the state’s orange tier into the least restrictive tier, yellow, on 6/9. COVID restrictions and modifications relax for indoor locations, such as 50 percent occupancy for restaurants, gyms, spas, places of worship, and movie theaters; 25 percent or 100 people max at bars; and museums and zoos open indoors with modifications. On 6/15, all business sectors may open throughout California without restriction on capacity or physical distancing, but they must follow CDC guidelines on masking. Full story at independent.com/yellow-tier.

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BIENVENIDOS: Juana Flores (center with flowers) was welcomed home Sunday at Oak Park by “Team Juana”: from left, (back row) Rose Muñoz, Ron and Sally Burns, Kraig Rice, Stuart Kasdin, Paula Perotte, Frank Ochoa, (bottom row) Cristina Flores, Andrés Flores, Salud Carbajal, Paula Lopez, and Bill Burke. Below, Juana and her husband, Andrés, and two of her granddaughters.

Juana Flores Returns Home Deported Goleta Grandma Welcomed Home with Surprise Celebration at Oak Park

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hen Juana Flores heard the news—that she’d be able to return home to Santa Barbara — she couldn’t believe it. She’d spent the last two years in her native Aguascalientes, Mexico, suddenly deported in 2019 after the Trump administration suspended the humanitarian waiver permitting her legal residence in the U.S. Flores had spent most of that time alone, away from her husband, Andrés, and her 10 children and 18 grandchildren in Goleta, where she’s lived and worked for 30 years. But now, to her delight and surprise, it was finally time to go home. “When my daughter called me and told me [I could come home], I told her, ‘That can’t be true. I don’t believe you,’” Flores said in Spanish. “I couldn’t believe that I could be with my family again, to see my house again.” More surprises were in store for Flores upon arriving in Santa Barbara last Friday. On Sunday, about 60 loved ones gathered at Oak Park for a surprise celebration in her honor, complete with savory taco plates, live mariachi music, and the warm embrace of family and community. Walking into the party, Flores was shocked. “It was so nice,” she said. “I never expected my family to welcome me like this.” A contingent of family, friends, attorneys, and elected officials have worked for years to

find a way to bring Flores home. The deportation meant that she would have to wait 10 years before asking to return to the country, per federal law, but a legal team including retired Judge Frank Ochoa and immigra-

tion attorney Kraig Rice was committed to reuniting Flores with her family much sooner. Finally, Congressmember Salud Carbajal successfully appealed to Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and secured Flores a one-year humanitarian parole. The work will continue in order to get her permanent residency before the parole is up. Settling back into her Goleta home, Flores is happy, although it’s a transition, she said. To be gone for so long and to now suddenly be back feels “un poquito raro”—a bit strange—especially considering how abruptly this whole situation began. Flores entered the U.S. without a visa in 1988 and had received several humanitarian extensions over the years allowing her to stay in the country. She went to regular check-ins with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement until one day in February 2019 when they didn’t renew her extension and, two months later, told her she’d have to go back to Mexico. She went voluntarily, but it wasn’t easy. “Everything happened so quickly,” she said. “We were all very sad.” Flores grew up in Aguascalientes but going back to live there now hardly felt like a homecoming for her. She and her husband left Mexico decades ago. Returning as an CONT’D ON PAGE 6 

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Thousands packed the stands on 6/2 at San Marcos High’s graduation ceremony, where 427 graduating seniors filled Warkentin Stadium. “The last year has been really hard,” said senior Anthony Ramii, “so it really means everything to be able to be together as a class today.” In addition to San Marcos, 515 seniors graduated from Dos Pueblos High School, 490 from Santa Barbara High, and 88 from La Cuesta/Alta Vista. Full story at independent.com/San-Marcos-grads.

OUTDOORS The expected closure date on El Capitán State Beach has been moved to August 2022, opening up another year of seaside fun beyond the original expected closure this September. There was growing awareness that the delay might need to happen, according to Dena Bellman, district planning chief: “[It] just took a minute to get everyone going in the same direction!” The closure is expected to last about a year and will allow extensive work on the entrance to the campground, among other maintenance and infrastructure projects. A new 24-site campground is proposed for Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island, and the ability to comment on it lasts through 6/25. Located about a quarter mile from the landing at Prisoners, the rustic sites are to be set on an area previously used for agriculture and hidden from land and water by dense vegetation. To view documents describing the project and to send a comment to the Channel Islands National Park, see tinyurl.com/prisoners-harbor. The Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies program has been working to safeguard endangered whales and reduce air pollution along the California coast by incentivizing ships to reduce their speeds in designated zones. The initiative is led by 12 partners, including the S.B. County Air Pollution Control District and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. It recently shared the results of its 2020 season and recognized the participants, which consisted of 16 global companies and a total of 483 ships. Full story at independent.com/ blue-whales.

PUBLIC SAFETY The Eucalyptus Hill Improvement Association (EHIA) has initiated a grassroots campaign to help reduce the risk of wildfires in its canyons and neighborhoods. The EHIA represents 700 homeowners in the Eucalyptus Hill area and has been fundraising to hire Cuyama Lamb, LLC, a group that brings sheep and goats to graze flamCONT’D ON PAGE 6 


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‘Frickin’ Dogfight’ Erupts at Budget Hearing DA and Public Defender Go Toe-to-Toe; Sheriff Confronts Critics

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mostly typical Santa Barbara County budget hearing quickly erupted Tuesday when the board was presented with reports from public safety departments. Following a contentious debate between some of the supervisors and Sheriff Bill Brown last week over reducing the jail population and deputy overtime costs, Brown addressed his critics head-on. At public comment right before his talk, a dozen or so members of the public called for a reduction of the Sheriff ’s Office budget by $26.7 million because they said comparable Sheriff ’s departments in the state operate at that level. “Given that poverty and trauma are the two largest influences on criminal behavior, and that incarceration for any amount of time is traumatic and disruptive to individuals and their family members … we urge you to reduce the Sheriff’s Office funding,” said Nadia Abushanab with SBCAN. Those who were calling for the budget reduction wanted to see the money reinvested in diversion programs. Brown said they were wrong. His budget is not bloated, he said, and in fact it’s inadequate in many areas, particularly in custody operations. He also said the “good deeds and programs” that have been developed by the Sheriff ’s Office often go ignored by critics. He also added that his department oversees several cities that other Sheriff ’s departments don’t, so that’s why his budget is larger. Brown went on to say how the increase in crime will lead to a higher inmate population — although it’s at a historic low — and how he expects the jail population to go up. One of the sheriff ’s main goals for this fiscal year is to begin the Main Jail remodel. But the tension didn’t end with the Sheriff ’s Office. District Attorney Joyce Dudley and Public Defender Tracy Macuga had a face-off of their own. Dudley requested the board give her department $259,100 in ongoing revenue to fund a two-person unit that would review closed cases of incarcerated people who may be eligible for early release. The board ultimately denied it, but not after Macuga fought to stop Dudley from receiving the funding. Macuga already does this work and has funded it with a grant. She made it clear that she does not see the Public Defender’s Office sharing the work of going through the closed cases with the District Attorney’s Office. “This is like when you receive a grant to level the playing field, and then the playing field is unleveled again because funding is put to oppose the work that we’re doing,” Macuga said.

“I’m just kind of shocked,” Dudley said in response. “I don’t understand this. This is the funding we need to look carefully at getting the people released from custody.” Though Dudley did not get her funding, Macuga was granted her request for $151,600 in ongoing funding to convert two extra help positions into permanent employee positions to help with the department’s caseload. Fifth District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino called the exchange a “frickin’ dogfight.”

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Outside of public safety, the rest of the budget hearing went smoothly. For a county that is emerging from a pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, Santa Barbara County is swimming in excess funds this year. The recommended operating budget is balanced at $1.35 billion, an increase of

‘We are going to see the county shifting from response mode to recovery.’ —Nancy Anderson, assistant county executive officer

$160.5 million from this year’s budget. It supports a workforce of 4,347 employees. The county’s property tax and sales tax revenues remained stable, cannabis revenue continues to grow, and substantial state and federal relief funding has kept the county afloat through the pandemic. “Looking forward from fiscal year 20212022, we are going to see the county shifting from response mode to recovery,” said Nancy Anderson, county assistant CEO. The county received $43.3 million in one-time federal American Rescue Plan Act funding, $18.2 million of which will be used toward one-time community service needs such as a homeless facility and a creek bridge at Tucker’s Grove Park. The budget also includes $19 million in cannabis tax revenue, an increase of $10.6 million from the current year adopted budget. It will be used for various expenditures, including $2 million toward preserving the San Marcos foothills and local matching funding of $100,000 for coastal conservancy grants. Other highlights from the budget talks include $19.9 million for maintenance funding, $14 million in rental assistance programs, more than $1.5 million to “enhance data analysis and technology tools among the criminal justice departments” to improve transparency, and more than $12 million for homeless services. n

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he human remains found on a Montecito property off Riven Rock Road last month have led to more questions than answers, even after the bones were confirmed to be those of a male Native American by consulting forensic anthropologist Dr. Rick Snow of Tennessee on June 3. Carbon dating for age and any DNA testing would be up to the man’s most likely descendants, a determination to be made by the state Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC). Montecito was home to people who spoke Barbareño Chumash, said John Johnson, a cultural anthropologist at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and an expert in the HERITAGE REP: Julie Tumamait-Stenslie is the area area’s Chumash. Little in the upper Chumash representative to the Native American Heritage Montecito area has been surveyed for Commission. cultural remains, he indicated, and though the Chumash buried their dead in safekeeping, and brought in Dr. Snow to cemeteries, it was possible that a death in make the affirmative identification. this area could be a single burial. The first The discovery of a near-complete skelpeople in Santa Barbara have been dated eton was made on May 24 by a construction to 13,000 years ago, but details about this crew hand-trenching for a water line, said skeleton and the burial remain unknown. Bill Frost, one of the property owners. StopThough Dr. Snow visited the site, the only ping work and calling the sheriff was clearly findings released are that the individual was the right thing to do, he said. The home was male and that his teeth show the wear of a built more than 100 years ago, he added, and no records for the area described any similar Native American diet from long ago. The area Chumash representative to the discoveries. Work is still on hold outdoors commission, Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, said at the location until the next descendant is on Tuesday that the NAHC hadn’t yet con- located, he said. Tumamait-Stenslie added tacted her. According to the Sheriff ’s Office, the location could not be disclosed by law, once the coroner had determined it was not stating that for decades people had disrea recent death or crime scene, they noti- spectfully looted burial sites and sold the fied the NAHC of a likely Native American things they’d found, a practice she said is decedent, took the bones to the office for illegal. —Jean Yamamura

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Foothills Forever Crosses the Finish Line

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he Foothills Forever campaign succeeded in raising the $18 million needed to preserve 101 undeveloped acres in the San Marcos Foothills before the final June 9 deadline. Conceived by Dani Lynch, Julia Laraway, Sam Eddy, and Nancy Tubiolo, the campaign was supported by members of the Chumash tribes, high school and college students, and a nexus of Santa Barbara environmentalism and philanthropy. The money was raised in 90 short days from more than 5,500 individual donors, including four philanthropists who gave nearly $7 million anonymously, and a promise by the county of $2 million from cannabis taxes. The land is contiguous with the existing 200-acre San Marcos Preserve, so now there will be 300 acres for the native wildlife — white-tailed kites, meadowlarks, burrowing owls, bobcats — to continue to call home. To meet two close deadlines on March 24 and April 13, a $2 million loan from Montecito Bank & Trust was placed in escrow

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for the land and then $3.6 million from the Allemall Foundation, on a two-year, zero interest loan, each coming in right before the deadlines. “It was absurd,” said Marc Chytilo, attorney for the foothills group. “A campaign like this normally takes two years. The whole thing has been a real high-wire act.” The last deadline was extended by developer Chuck Lande, who said, “We are impressed by this effort to raise the funds, and we look forward to the expansion of the preserve.” “Sure enough,” said Chytilo, “one anonymous benefactor made the $5 million gift that pushed us up to $16 million, and we needed a week to finish fundraising,” which crossed the tape on Monday, June 7. According to Chytilo, the anonymous donor with naming rights for the new preserve prefers a name that fits the land: “They really wanted to honor the fact that there were people in the community who spoke with their wallets and donated what they could. That reflects how important this was.” —Jean Yamamura

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by Tyler Hayden hen former finance director Robert Samario suddenly and quietly retired last March after an undisclosed four-month investigation — walking away with his full $120,000 annual pension and a fond farewell from the city administrator— it raised a lot of questions and a lot of eyebrows. A sexual harassment lawsuit filed this week may begin to explain the reasoning behind his abrupt departure and how, according to the complaint, it fit within a long-running pattern of illegal behavior. In fact, the lawsuit alleges, Samario’s aggressive overtures and “womanizing” among his staff was a “badly kept secret” at the top levels of Santa Barbara government for more than 13 years. The lawsuit was filed by Jennifer Tomaszewski, Samario’s deputy finance director, and contains a litany of detailed Former finance director Robert Samario allegations. Tomaszewski and her attorney, Christina Humphrey, emphasize she coffee almost every day, the lawsuit states. was not the only victim, just the latest. If Tomaszewski declined coffee, Samario “Numerous female employees were interwould ask her if she was mad at him and viewed and gave the same accounts about tell her that she had hurt his feelings. Samario,” the complaint states.  • “Samario met one of [Tomaszewski]’s “Some of the known conduct included daughters and spoke several times about that Samario’s current wife held a staff her body and how beautiful she was,” the level position at the City and that Samario suit says. engaged in an extramarital affair with her • According to the complaint, Samario while he was married to his previous wife,” would routinely ask Tomaszewski for it declares. “It was a big scandal.”  hugs by inviting her to “Bob’s Hug Club.” Tomaszewski also specifically implicated • Samario often called Tomaszewski his City Administrator Paul Casey for allegedly “work-wife,” she alleged, and told her having full knowledge of Samario’s actions to watch a Netflix show about Bill and and allowing him to retire — reportedly Melinda Gates, explaining that the Gatewithout the City Council’s approval — ses’ relationship reminded him of theirs. instead of facing termination, which would In the finance department, he was the have substantially reduced his pension.  father, Tomaszewski was the mother, and Casey is accused of passing over Tomaszethe staff were their children, Samario wski for the director position because of her would reportedly say. involvement in the investigation and instead • “When Samario and his wife were preparchoosing an outside hire to lead the departing to have a baby, he talked to [Tomaszement with 47 employees and a $6 million wski] about the sexual positions that help budget. The lawsuit claims the investigation ensure a female baby,” the lawsuit states. cost the city over $100,000 and generated • During conferences, Samario would text a 150-page internal report that chronicled Tomaszewski late at night and invite her Samario’s repeated instances of harassment for “one-on-one” time, the complaint of multiple female employees. At the time states. Ahead of one particular conference, of his retirement, Samario was earning which was ultimately canceled because of $265,000 in salary and benefits. COVID, Tomaszewski considered asking Casey directed questions for this story to her husband to accompany her so she City Attorney Ariel Calonne, who declined wouldn’t have to be alone with Samario. to comment. A sample of Tomaszewski’s 29 separate These incidents and others were viewed allegations against Samario follows: by Casey and other city officials as simply “Bob being Bob,” the complaint concludes. • Almost immediately upon Tomaszewski’s “The sexual harassment by Samario subpromotion to deputy finance director in jectively offended plaintiff on an almost August 2018, Samario reportedly began daily basis, and was sufficiently pervasive “flirting and inappropriately commenting and severe as to alter the conditions of her on [her] appearance, clothing, and fitness, employment and create a hostile, intimidating and/or abusive work environment.” and telling her she was attractive.” The case will be heard in Santa Barbara • “Samario relentlessly asked [Tomaszewski] to show him her tattoo,” called her Superior Court. A hearing date has not yet n “kiddo” and “sweetie,” and asked her to been set.

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improvements. The grant deadline is thought to be June 12, but with little clear idea how to proceed and little idea how much time is actually left, the council instructed Parks and Recreation czar Jill Zachary to send the controversial renovation proposal to the Arts Advisory Council for review. As a failsafe, Councilmember Kristen Sneddon suggested that each artist be empowered to say what can happen to their artwork. If that means allowing the current bathroom with Unzueta’s three murals to remain standing, Zachary said, that might be a workable compromise. In addition, the council voted to create a new commission on the murals and to acknowledge Ortega Park as being historically and culturally significant to the city’s Chicano-Chumash —Nick Welsh heritage.

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In a first for the county, Ghizzoni said, the lawsuit also invokes the state’s Unfair Competition Law against a cannabis grower, alleging that Island View and Island Breeze are profiting “to the detriment of lawful cannabis businesses operating in the county” by misleading the public and failing to comply with “regulatory safety measures.” In a separate enforcement action, Ghizzoni told the supervisors, Sunshine Organics Greens Inc., a 144,000-squarefoot greenhouse operation at 6030 Casitas Pass Road, “surrendered” its provisional state licenses for growing cannabis to the California Department of Food and Agriculture on Monday. It was another first, Ghizzoni said. The county, he said, had earlier notified the state agency that Sunshine Organics was not moving through its zoning permit application process and that the landowner had withdrawn authorization to grow cannabis on the property. Sunshine Organics sought to fend off the pending enforcement action in court and lost, Ghizzoni said.

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Troubled Bridge Over Mission Creek Water Dueling Citizen Groups Have Very Different Ideas for Historic City Landmark by Tyler Hayden wo groups of Santa Barbara citizens—one well-organized and media-savvy, the other more scrappy but just as earnest—are duking it out over the fate of the Mission Canyon Bridge. In one corner is the Mission Heritage Trails Association (MHTA), an incorporated nonprofit that for the better part of a decade has been pushing for what it describes as muchneeded improvements to the traffic flow of the half-mile passage between the Old Mission and Foothill Road. Its members argue the effort must begin with a reengineering—and potentially complete reconstruction—of the 130-year-old small stone bridge there, a designated city landmark. Accidents and near-misses are a common occurrence along the route due to poor sight lines and an outmoded configuration of busy intersections. This Tuesday, for instance, a delivery van turned too wide at Alameda Padre Serra and Los Olivos Road, running up against the curb and tipping over. The driver was uninjured, but the incident held up traffic in the area for over an hour. “The essential focus of this Association is to improve the safety of walkers, bikers, and vehicle riders traveling this exceptional historical corridor,” said Fred Sweeny, an architect and the president of the MHTA, in a statement. “MHTA is committed to ensuring that any solution to this goal respects all the natural and historic treasures which have helped form today’s Santa Barbara.” In the other corner is the Coalition to Preserve Mission Canyon, who say the bridge is a structurally sound “historical gem” that ought to be preserved. Widening the bridge and opening the pinch points of nearby roads with a roundabout or other redesigns would speed up traffic and make the area less safe, they maintain. Any dangers to drivers and pedestrians could and should be ameliorated with more crosswalks and better signage, not a massive remodel. “It is deeply alarming that the demolition and replacement of the Mission Creek Bridge is even being seriously considered,” said Coalition member Stephen Sherril in a recent op-ed. “Demolition of the bridge is unquestionably not a necessity—it is clearly the desire of one special interest group. The difference between a necessity and a desire cannot be overemphasized.” The

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group has also launched a MoveOn.org petition that’s collected 900 of its 1,000-signature goal. Wedged between the two sides are city planners. They report the bridge—originally built in 1891 and widened in 1930 to accommodate increasing vehicle traffic—is nearing the end of its lifespan with a Caltrans rating of 52 out of 100 and a large hole in its underside concrete. Structural supports on the walkway are also deteriorating; a 100-year storm would swamp the relatively narrow arched opening over the creek and sink the bridge under four feet of water; and the potential for a damaging earthquake remains a concern as the bridge sits over a fault line and lacks any seismic retrofitting. The city and an outside engineering firm have put forth three treatment options for the proposed $11 million state-grant-funded project. Two involve reconstructing the bridge with its original stones plus extra support. The third would keep the existing structure but remove a portion of the dirt that currently fills the arch and replace it with concrete. The bridge’s rails would also be widened to create pedestrian walkways on both sides and improve visibility for drivers. None of the three options are acceptable to the Coalition, which has offered up its own, less-expensive improvement ideas that would address ADA access as well. Much of their concern also centers on lengthy construction potentially blocking a critical fire evacuation route. “Mission Canyon Road is one of the main escape routes, if not the main one, out of the Canyon,” said nearby resident Peter Marin. “Any work on the bridge requiring a reduction of lanes or a detour will create immense and life-threatening danger should a fire occur anywhere above us during the construction period.” The MHTA, on the other hand, has the support of nearly all major stakeholders in the area, including schools, visitor sites, clubs, and residential associations. While the issue has been simmering—and occasionally bubbling over—for many years, it recently reappeared in the public consciousness as the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission prepared to give feedback on the three options. That meeting was scheduled after the Independent’s deadline, but a recording can be viewed at santabarbaraca.gov. Send public input to JGrant@SantaBarbaraCA.gov and find more n info at missioncanyonbridge.com.


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details—as the theologians say—somebody better go hire a priest; we’re going to need a flock of exorcists. I say that having watched this week’s gyrations by the Santa Barbara City Council. Under discussion was an emergency fire safety measure to create a short-term outdoor shelter for those people soon to be displaced from encampments along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Caltrans Highway 101. In our new age of “giga fires”—to steal a line—this forbidding urban ecosystem now qualifies as a high fire zone. In the month of May, we reportedly had 18 encampment fires. But what really got the council’s attention was the instant inferno — allegedly set by a meth-head arsonist who happened to be homeless—that exploded along the steep, winding, spectacular incline of Loma Alta Drive two weeks ago. Were it not for the instantaneous intercession of four fire agencies —all miraculously poised for such an eventuality—this could have wiped out the Mesa, where, as some observers have noted, white people live. What seemed relatively simple two weeks ago got seriously complicated upon further reflection. It always does when the homeless issue is involved. Even people with no backyards don’t want it anywhere near theirs, whatever “it” happens to be. Suggestions for the new tent city — the gentler appellation being “Safety Cen-

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Out, Damned Dog ter”—included the City Hall Parking Lot, the commuter lot by Castillo and Carrillo streets, and the Louise Lowry Davis Center parking lot near the downtown lawn bowling courts. Naturally, there were objections to any downtown location by businesses, property owners, and residents. “It will erode further what we have that’s already eroded,” objected Jim Knell of SIMA Corp, perhaps the Giga Landlord of all Giga Landlords of downtown commercial real estate. Knell’s objections called to mind the old joke about the guy who complained that the food was bad and the portions too small. He noted—correctly, I would say—that a proposed four-month Safety Center is way too short and that the $1 million that is sort of budgeted is way too low. City Hall, it turned out, had already shifted gears; the new plan now is to hope that a deal with an as-yet-undesignated motel in an asyet-undesignated location materializes and that 35 as-yet-undesignated rooms can accommodate 50 soon-to-be-former camp dwellers. Everyone agrees this approach is infinitely better for all concerned—safer for the guests, safer for the surrounding community. The success rate in getting people off the streets

and into supportive housing also happens to be much higher for people temporarily housed first in converted motels. Another significant consideration: federal and state dollars can be made available to underwrite the expenses of buying, managing, and servicing homeless motels, but no such funding

Santa Barbara owns the airport—and its surrounding property—in much the same way the United States “owns” the Panama Canal. Goleta would have to retaliate, and before long we’d be caught up in an unwinnable border war. Plus, homeless people would probably not stay there, no matter how many vans and trucks were deployed to take them hither, thither, and yon. That went down on a 5-2 vote. Another proposal was to locate the camp on property owned by the county’s Department of Behavioral Wellness using glamping infrastructure generously donated by the previous owner of the El Capitan glamp camp. That, at least, would be within spitting distance of all pertinent mental-health and substanceabuse treatment services, not to mention the Sheriff’s Office should things get too frisky. That too went nowhere fast. Some have blamed Noleta’s famously formidable NIMBY elements, but I suspect the lack of state or federal remuneration might have proved more fatal. That, of course, left the best worst alternative from the get-go—the old commuter lot at the corner of Castillo and Carrillo streets. Neighbors hate this for all the obvious reasons. But it’s where many of the homeless people already are; it’s where some services are already provided. It’s big, it’s shady, and it’s owned by City Hall. And in a theoretical world—so long as the Good Samaritan shelter operators were to be involved—it could be well managed. The council has three weeks to figure it all out. In the meantime, pray for rain. But better yet, call an exorcist. —Nick Welsh

is available for tent cities. But here’s the hitch: Such deals—like rainbows and unicorns—have a way of evaporating or exploding upon close inspection. I can think of two recent “deals” that fell through before the ink could even get wet. That’s not to say such deals are impossible. The County of S.B. is about to sign papers on a $4 million deal to take a former sorority house in Isla Vista —that subsequently became barracks housing for itinerant oil workers cleaning up Platform Holly—and transform its 21 spacious units into homeless housing for 50. (The number 50, coincidentally, is said to be the number of homeless people currently occupying encampments in high fire zones, even though there are said to be 300 people living on the streets of Santa Barbara.) Meanwhile, a coterie of precociously successful business executives are quietly conspiring to create a tastefully designed tiny-home village on a county-owned property located in downtown Santa Barbara. Neither of these proposals, however, will be open for business in time to house those about to be imminently displaced when their highfire-zone encampments are “abated.” Recognizing that wishful thinking does not constitute an emergency action plan, the council scrambled to find a Plan B. Mayor Cathy Murillo pushed for the former drivein movie theater out by the airport. It’s big; it’s far away. But it would also be seen as an overt act of aggression by the City of Goleta.

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John Burnaby exhaled his final breath with his wife Laurie by his side on April 29th, 2021 at 5:25 am at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. John was born in Los Angeles, California in 1947 to Dorothy and Homer Burnaby and was raised with his siblings, Sara, Dina, and Frank. He graduated from The Lawrenceville School and UCSB. But life was his ultimate teacher. He constantly explored the world: sailing the Maldive Islands with his brother, roaming Bali and Italy with his wife, and surfing the hidden beaches of the California Coast. John was a seeker of places unsullied by development and modern convenience. He built houses, fine furniture, and experimental aircraft. As John’s brother Frank said, “Obituaries are so often about people’s outward achievements and not about their soul.” Here are some reflections on the soul of John Burnaby: he was kind, he could fix anything, he raised his stepchildren as his own, he thought words and grammar were important, he was honest, he had lifelong friendships, he did not run from difficult things, he worked to protect the natural world, he quietly cared for his mother throughout her final years, he always had a dog, he loved his wife with his whole heart, he was a loving uncle, he abhorred violence, he apologized when he was wrong, he was the one many came to for counsel, he was a magician in the kitchen, he always found a way to improve upon things, he loved solitude, he loved sitting in the sun, he loved jumping in the ocean, he rarely believed the rules applied to him, and he left his corner of the world better than he found it. 12

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Frances Mueller

2/2/1923 - 5/25/2021

Frances Mueller peacefully passed away at her home on May 25, 2021. Frances was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on February 2, 1923. She was the twelfth of thirteen children born to Dominic and Anna Gennuso. Frances was the Valedictorian of the 1940 graduating class from Lake Charles High School, where Frances actively participated in many clubs. She was a member of the Wildcat Staff which published the school paper, the National Honor Society, the French Club and the Girl Reserves, where she volunteered time for community service projects. She proudly marched with the Kilties at Lake Charles High School as a charter member of the first all-girl drill team in Louisiana. The team was known for its fast-stepping precision drills, its unique drum cadences and tartan plaid uniforms. Frances also competed in the Louisiana State Rally in shorthand and typing. She won first place in the regionals in Lafayette and placed as a finalist in Baton Rouge. During her Senior year at Lake Charles High School, she won the posture contest and was voted Most Intelligent.

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After graduating from high school, Frances attended McNeese State University on scholarship where she studied secretarial sciences. While at McNeese, Frances participated in the Drama Club and the Newman Club, a Catholic faith-based organization. Frances also won the part of the lead character, Lucille, in the play “Hyacinth.” Frances spent many years as an Executive Secretary working in medical, dental and insurance offices. She also worked for Gulf Oil Company and the Lake Charles Water Company. Frances met her soulmate, Joseph Mueller, in the Spring of 1957 when Joe was playing minor league baseball in Lake Charles. Introduced by Frances’ brother Sammy, the Sports Editor of the Lake Charles American Press, Joe and Frances quickly began what would become a threeyear long-distance courtship while Joe traveled the country playing baseball and completing his Master’s Degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. On August 18, 1960, Frances and Joe married in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to San Luis Obispo, California where Joe was teaching and coaching at Morro Bay High School. Frances and Joe later moved to Santa Barbara in 1965 when Joe accepted a teaching and coaching position at San Marcos High School. Santa Barbara became Frances’ home for the next 56 years. Frances was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook, and beloved by all who were fortunate to make her acquaintance for her quick wit and graciousness. She was deeply committed to her Catholic faith and will be profoundly missed by friends, family and all who knew her. Frances is survived by her husband Joe of 60 years, children Ron Rollosson, Jane Wagner and Anna MuellerEllis (Scott), grandchildren Justin Wagner, Johanna Wagner Raum (Mike), Ethan Ellis and Parker Ellis and numerous nieces and nephews who fondly remember her as Aunt Pansy. She is predeceased by twelve siblings and her

parents. A Rosary Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 7, 2021 at Welch-Ryce-Haider in Goleta, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on June 8, 2021 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center or VNA Health.

Walter Reeves Harper 5/27/1920 - 5/29/2021

Our dad, Walter Reeves Harper, was so organized he even composed his own obituary before he passed. It has been said, “Death and Taxes come to all men” and so it was with Walter whose life ended on 05/29/2021 in the Samarkand Retirement Home in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 101 years old when he died after a long and colorful career. Walter was born in Renfrew, Scotland. He started his education in Cambuslang (a suburb of Glasgow) and attended the Royal Technical College (now Strathclyde University) to fulfill his desire to become a confectioner. (This stood him in good stead when as the years passed he was able to bake and decorate his three daughter’s wedding cakes). Walter joined the British Army on the third of October 1939. Churchill declared war on Germany on the same day Walter started training as a tank gunner/radio operator– there being no call for confectioners! He underwent extensive training before being sent to Egypt to participate in the Battle of El Alamein. He recuperated in a South African field hospital in Palestine from wounds received in that battle. He later rejoined his unit (40th Bn. Royal Tank Regiment) to take part in the surrender of the German and Italian armies in Tunisia.

Walter was sent to Cadet Training in Palestine to be commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the British Army in 1941. Later as a Lieutenant he served in Italy and Greece. He married Margaret Carter in England in 1947. They had three daughters, Wendy English (Mike, deceased) Lucy Harper (Gary Zinik), Ruth Rech (Greg) and a son Paul Harper (Jennifer Liscombe). In addition, Walter had three grandchildren, Christopher Hollander (Marianne), Alexandra Zinik, Matthew Zinik (Evan Skora) and two great grandchildren, Noah and Piper Hollander. Margaret died suddenly in Santa Barbara in January 2017. They were married for 70 years and 1 day. After WWII, Walter, Margaret and first daughter Wendy emigrated to Canada and lived in Toronto and Montreal. Walter worked for the Canadian Defense Board and was sent to the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. From there he was offered a job with Anacapa Sciences, a company who did research for the U.S. Army and Navy. While under contract to collect field data on Naval communications, he sailed from San Diego to Pearl Harbor on a nuclear submarine. As a sideline, Walter and his colleague Dr. D.H. Harris developed a methodology for Criminal Intelligence Analysis. Since this hadn’t been done before it was unique. Anacapa Sciences staff taught this procedure to the FBI, Scotland Yard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Venezuela, Mexico and hundreds of state and local law enforcement agencies. During these years Walter and Margaret cruised to many countries. They took 95 cruises in all. He was also an accomplished musician and played clarinet and saxophone in many bands and orchestras. He was a member of the Musician’s Union for 38 years. Walter was always looking forward to rejoining Margaret in Heaven so his family are hoping that his wishes come true.


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Bernard Martinez

7/15/1947 - 6/19/2021

We love and miss you. You may be gone but never forgotten. Always in our hearts. Love your wife Patricia, your sons Nick,Bill and all the grandchildren.

Ann Houseworth Cooke 1/30/1929 - 5/1/2021

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ick Welsh’s piece on efforts to secure landmark status for the Second Baptist Church on Gutierrez Street shed new light on early Santa Barbara history, and it brought back fond memories of Rev. Leander Wilkes’s tenure as pastor of that church. Few may recall that Rev. Wilkes’s entire family were celebrated members of the community, including his wife, Thelma, who worked in the Financial Aid Department at UCSB; his son, Jamal, who was an L.A. Lakers superstar and member of one of the famed NBA championship teams; and his daughter, Gail, who was a teacher in the Santa Barbara School District. I was honored to give sermons on two occasions in that church in the early 2000s and enjoyed friendship with members of Rev. Wilkes’s family before and after he passed away in 2005. There is much more that can be written about his legacy and that of many other Black clergy, such as Rev. JB Ficklin, who exemplified the spiritual strength and resilience of our local African-American community. Former Santa Barbara poet laureate Sojourner Kincaid is currently conducting research on the outstanding yet little-known history of Black Santa Barbara notables. The approval of St. Paul A.M.E. Church as a historical landmark, where I was also deeply honored to deliver a sermon as far back as 1979, was a significant first step in preserving this precious local legacy. May there soon be more.

—Hymon T. Johnson, professor emeritus, Antioch University; former trustee, Goleta Union School District

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Facebook readers found fault with the ban on natural gas in new construction that the Santa Barbara City Council will examine in a meeting in July. Kelly Bret Almeroth This is such a bummer. I hate cooking on an electric stove. And what happens when the electrical use becomes overloaded? I’m

all for environmentally sound choices but this is ridiculous. If a property has one house on it and is building a new house, the new house can’t use natural gas? How about some incentives? If you put in solar and have sustainable landscaping you can have a gas stove? Or if you have electric appliances you don’t have to do solar. Ewan Campbell Who will help consumers offset the significant expense increase of heating their homes and water as well as cooking with electricity? • Price Cusolito Enjoy your electric bill after running your dryer • Margaret Greaves Easbey I predict a lot of DIY propane setups. • Michael Atherton Sr. Awesome until everyone starts getting electric cars, bikes, and the infrastructure can’t handle all the electrical loads in the summer. Say hello to more rolling blackouts. NANCY ABRAMS

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heck out the photo here, seen while driving through the construction zone on Las Positas. —Nancy Abrams, S.B. Who’s the genius?

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¶ We correct the inadvertent swap of numbers in last week’s story about the jail population: The first five months of 2021 had 15 homicides, and 2020 had 12. Also, last week’s Great House Detective column misspelled Whitney Newland’s surname as “Newhall.”

Ann Houseworth Cooke was born prematurely on January 30, 1929 in Sunbury, PA. She liked to recount that she was placed in the oven to keep warm. Her ability to survive a premature birth in mid-winter Pennsylvania foreshadowed a life of tremendous resiliency, with the ability to quickly bounce back from any health challenge for 92 years. We were all a bit surprised when she didn’t this last time. Ann was an accomplished musician, playing flute and piano. While attending Bucknell University she met Frank Cooke and married him at 18 years old. Frank was a WWII veteran nine years her senior, and after finishing college they began their life-long careers working in private schools. They first worked at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Connecticut, where their two children, Leslie and Jeff, were born. The young family then moved to Dutchess School in Millbrook, NY, where Frank became headmaster while Ann taught elementary grades. Every summer they would take a van full of Dutchess students on a cross-country adventure, camping along the way from INDEPENDENT.COM

coast to coast. Seeing Santa Barbara on one of these trips the couple decided to move the family to California in 1964, where Frank became headmaster at Crane Country Day School in Montecito. Ann initially taught at Howard School for a year, then moved over to teach elementary grades at Crane School from 1965 to 1978. She even taught third and fourth grades simultaneously in two different classrooms, running between the two connected rooms. After retiring from teaching Ann worked for several years as Assistant Admissions Director at Brooks Institute of Photography. Frank and Ann loved to travel and visited every state of the union, as well as taking a trip to France in later years to retrace Frank’s WWII steps. They also loved to entertain, and throughout their lives hosted dinner parties for friends and family. Their last home together was at San Vicente Park, where they enjoyed entertaining a whole new group of friends. After Frank died in 2009 Ann moved in with her son Jeff and his family, living in Oak View, California and moving with them to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2018 for her last big adventure. Ann was a small lady with a big presence. She was efficient, practical, and above all, independent. She was still driving two months before her death. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, her daughter Leslie King, and sisters Flora Carr and Mollie Eyster. She is survived by her son Jeff Cooke, daughter-in-law Janet Cooke, and grandson Nolan Cooke of Hawi, HI; grandsons Chris Dale, David Dale, and Andrew King of California; granddaughters Katie Hollingsworth of Las Vegas and Sasha Casallo of Colorado; great-grandchildren Cece Dale, Ava Hollingsworth, Ryan Hollingsworth, and Liam Dale; and Pennsylvania nieces Flora and Sarah. Jeff and Janet would like to thank Ann’s caregiver Lee Cloud for her calm care and support for all of us during Ann’s final weeks at home. No service will be held.

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Blue & Green Our Annual Ode to the Great Outdoors

N Kiteboarder eyes Paris Olympics Kiteboarder eyes ow that school’s out and the COVID fog is lifting, it’s time for some guilt-free fun in the sun. From a

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van Heffernan carried $3,500 worth of carbon

fiber out toward the shore at Leadbetter Beach. “No touching the wings,” he warned. “They’re sensitive to oil. It would interfere with the flow of water.” The two wings, or hydrofoils, were attached by a four-foot-long mast under the board that Heffernan would be riding out to sea. He described the assembly as “an underwater airplane.”

See Evan Heffernan Slice Through the Ocean Off Leadbetter Beach by John Zant Curious onlookers gathered around as Heffernan spread an elongated sail on the sand. The breeze was steady, and now he was ready to roll. He pulled on a padded wetsuit and an impact vest, then a helmet. He harnessed himself to the sail and raced into the surf with the board, securing his feet in straps. The blue sail, a giant kite, rose and filled with air. Under its pull, the board instantly lifted above the surface. Knifing through the water, Heffernan sped past the swimmers’ buoys, and so rapidly did he fly downwind that he was a mere speck outside the breakwater in a matter of seconds. He would spend the next several hours cavorting offshore, the foils sometimes breaking the surface as he pirouetted in the air. Welcome to the 21st-century sport of kiteboarding. Heffernan, 23, is a Santa Barbara native who learned the fundamentals of sailing with his older brothers in the Sea Shells program. He played some water polo—“It made me comfortable with myself in the water,” he said —and at S.B. High, he committed to competitive sailing.

But he was somewhat frustrated by the conventional equipment. “Evan did not want to sail the slow boats,” said his coach, Willie McBride. The sight of kiteboarders off Leadbetter Beach stoked Heffernan’s interest. “The guidance of locals helped get me going,” he said. The activity appealed to his desire for speed, as well as his interest in cutting-edge technology. “It was scary,” he said of his first thrill ride over the water. But he was hooked on it, and he quickly got better at it. Tracking his speed with a GPS watch, he has hit 41 knots (47 mph). In an average race, he said, foil kiteboarders go 38 knots downwind and 25-28 knots upwind. The sport gained a classification, Formula Kite, and two years ago, it was approved for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Since then, it has been Heffernan’s ambition to represent the United States in that competition. That’s why he launches off the beach every chance he gets, following Malcolm Gladwell’s maxim that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to perfect a set of skills. “Evan is a student of the game,” said McBride, who also grew up in the Santa Barbara sailing community, is an alumnus of the UCSB sailing team, and has since coached the Gauchos as well as Olympic sailors. “He’s focused on what makes the foil boards go fast and how to play the tactical game in racing. It’s so fast-paced, every decision is compounded.” Heffernan earns some income as a mobile app developer, but he needs support to fund his travels to competitions around the world as well as acquiring the best equipment. Donations can be made through his website, evanheffernan.com. Heffernan has seen European sailors — who have dominated recent Olympic competitions—bring along

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kiteboarder angling for the 2024 Olympics to contemplative walks along the beach, this edition of the Independent’s annual Blue & Green issue covers the new as well as the tried and true of our outdoor playground, which we can all appreciate more than ever. Once you’re done with these pages, strap on some boots or grab a paddle and get out there. There’s so much to see and do.

Evan Heffernan

entourages of psychologists, nutritionists, and physical therapists. He performs all those roles for himself. Fellow kiteboarders at Leadbetter do help out, Heffernan said: “We keep an eye on each other in case something happens.” Joseph Bottoms, who took up kiteboarding four years ago at 63, is inspired when he sees Heffernan going full throttle. “It’s like he’s ice-skating across the water,” Bottoms said. “I know he’s so appreciative of the experience. It’s not just the boards, the sails, lines, and harnesses. It’s the vastness of the ocean. It’s all the species around you, the dolphins, the fish, and the pelicans.” Everybody who offers support to Heffernan “gives him time on the water,” Bottoms said. “How remarkable it would be to see Evan in the Paris Olympics.” n

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FULL HOUSE: The Point is home to elephant seals, harbor seals, northern fur seals, and California sea lions.

The Lure of Point Bennett

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ading swell from the south collided with

moderate swell from the northwest. Rippled by southwest wind and a menacing wall of fast-approaching fog, I had much to consider as I bobbed and weaved by kayak while circumnavigating Point Bennett and the rest of San Miguel Island’s 27 miles of ragged coastline. The Channel Islands National Park has always

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TEXT AND PHOTOS by Chuck Graham kept the wild in the wilderness, and and nowhere is that more evident than in the pungent smells and cacophony of barks, bellows, and yelps of thousands of seals and sea lions at Point Bennett. The remote, wave-battered beach fortified by weatherbeaten crags and bluffs allows for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet: the largest congregation of pinnipeds on Mother Earth. Point Bennett is difficult to paddle to. Maybe the pinnipeds know this and selected the gritty beach with gnarled fingers of sand extending in all directions, which is coveted by northern elephant seals, harbor seals, northern fur seals, and California sea lions. Also visiting are Steller sea lions and Guadalupe fur seals, isolation and the elements offering a safe haven on steep berms and teeming kelp forests.

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on San Miguel Island was too good to pass up. It was a nine-day trip last October to one of the wildest places in California, and there were several days spent hiking the 14-mile round-tripper to Point Bennett. Observing the perpetual drama and disputes over territory and harems never wavered. Pups gathered in nurseries, waiting for their moms to return from the sea. The ultimate entertainment was pinniped body whomping in the heaving shore-break, especially the northern fur seal pups who fearlessly threw themselves into the biggest waves, where they were swept up and over those steep berms, only to foreflipper their way back out for more. I spent many hours concealed on the bluffs, peering through my binoculars and in the viewfinder of my camera, enjoying all that unfolded. However, I’ve always believed that kayaking was the best way to experience the Channel Islands National Park. I needed a favorable weather window, one that was relatively void of wind, swell, and fog. That was asking a lot, but in the middle of those nine days I found one, my kayak ready

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by Nick Welsh

ne of the best things about the Arroyo Burro Open Space is that it doesn’t talk at you. Instead, it hums. It whispers sweet nothings: the low murmur of insects, birds chirping, and the steady stillness of blood pulsing in the veins of your head. Almost as cool is how ridiculously easy it is to get into. It’s hiding right there in plain sight, located at the butt-end of Alan Road near Hendry’s Beach. For those trapped by the impatient pings of life’s many conveniences, this restored open space offers the possibility of drive-by deliverance. You can saunter your way through much of it in only half an hour and come out the other end feeling not just better but, well, restored. Last time I went, I encountered just one other person. I found myself caught up in a happy riot of yellow mustard dancing in a sea of fennel stalks. Hunchbacked hillsides shoot up steep and sudden. Purple thistle bushes compete for space with some other herbaceous being, the name unknown to me, that sports long red bulbs. A dragonfly hovers aloft like a Sikorsky helicopter while an uncommonly fat lizard — as big as a Mounds candy bar — squirts herky-jerky across the dirt path. If you want to sit, you can perch yourself on the top of a long log; this is a bench-free zone, after all. Or you can just mosey on to one of the many eucalyptus groves in search of monarch butterflies. The fact that this place exists at all ranks as one of the insufficiently sung environmental victories in recent South Coast history. Many hands helped, but leading the charge were the Urban Creeks Council and the Citizens Planning Association. Had it been left to the City Council, 14 of the property’s 21 acres would have become a 25-unit luxury housing development. Thanks to the intervention of what at the time seemed a most farfetched legal challenge, it turned out the proposed development had to go to a vote of the people. Guess what? Loud and clear, the people said they wanted open space. Just as loudly and clearly, they also said they were willing to spend $2.7 million to secure it. That coupled with about $1.3 in donations from various land trusts bought the land, and in 2018, City Hall initiated Phase I of an ambitious restoration effort. Much heavy lifting was required. For starters, the quasi-invisible Arroyo Burro Creek had been choked by decades of unchecked propagation by arundo plants, an invasive species very much like bamboo. A SWAT team of bulldozers was called in, and 20,000 square feet of arundo was extricated. In their place, restoration experts planted 7,600 native plants and about 350 creek-loving native trees. That the Powers that Be have denoted a “Phase I” suggests there’s a Phase II not far behind. This involves the restoration of more of the creek. In case you hadn’t noticed, Las Positas Road has been consumed by a major bike lane infrastructure project, and at some point, that will dovetail with a new bridge over the creek, allowing cyclists to cross into the preserve and on over to Hendry’s Beach if they so choose. n

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I even started to understand what I was doing, and what I was doing wrong. The lessons were tough — not drinking enough water on a hot day and crumbling under the pain of a dehydration headache; wearing the wrong socks and rubbing both heels bloody and raw; eating a freezedried pack of beef stroganoff and almost hurling; etc.

I Learned Some Things the Hard Way So You Don’t Have To by Tyler Hayden Luckily, pain is a good teacher, and so is my good buddy Sam. Over the past year, when COVID cabin fever got the best of us, Sam and I took a handful of trips into Santa Barbara’s backcountry. Not very far, but far enough to make cell phones and chores and the news feel like distant memories. He imparted some of his lifelong outdoorsy wisdom, and I picked my own tips and tricks. So, if your need to be in nature is very real and you’re looking for more adventure and solitude than car camping can offer — but you’re a relative rookie to backpacking like me — here’s a bit of advice. This is by no means a comprehensive list of dos and don’ts, but it should save you from learning a couple of things the hard way.

DON’T BREAK THE BANK

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rethink this entire enterprise. Instead, do a little online research and bargain hunting. Big 5 may even have what you need. For instance, I spent $280 on a top-ofthe-line Osprey back at REI. And don’t get me wrong — it’s great. I love it. But I could have saved myself some serious dough if I’d done what Sam did and taken the time to consider my options. He recently replaced his old pack with one from Granite Gear. “It is easily the most thoughtfully designed, comfortable, and lightweight pack I’ve ever owned, and I got it on sale for $160 total, shipped to my door,” he said. “Can’t recommend it enough.” The same rule of thumb can be applied to almost all of backpacking’s big-ticket items, like a tent, sleeping bag, and cookware. Check out blogs. Read reviews. And remember to think about what you and your family might already own. I use a Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad from the 1990s that I dug out of my dad’s garage. It’s a little bulky and probably not as comfortable as some of the newer models, but it gets the job done.

CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE WISELY The first step is easy. Buy these two backcountry guides by Bryan Conant, a cartographer and the executive director of the Los Padres Association — San Rafael Wilderness, and Matilija and Dick Smith Wilderness. They’re absolutely indispensable, and you can get both at bryanconant.com. Then, think about what kind of time and distance on the trail you can realistically handle. I’d stick with one or two nights out to begin with. Consider the mileage, but just

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Why I Love

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ong walks on the beach shouldn’t just be

the punchline to dating jokes. From as young as I can remember, wandering my tiny feet across the shores of Santa Cruz, to just last week, when I hoofed it for more than an hour along the Ellwood Coast, I’ve used them for exercise, for exploration, for clearing my head, and for connecting with nature in its most subtle and violent manifestations.

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Long Walks on the Beach

A Lifetime of Exploring and Exercising on the Sand by Matt Kettmann My baptism in the practice came in Capitola, where my parents bought a tiny studio right across the street from the beach back in 1980, before Silicon Valley exploded that real estate market. The village was already home to a crowded beach, but if you went past the jetties and walked below the cliffs toward New Brighton, there wasn’t a soul around. I vividly recall my dad and me on one such walk, poking our toes at what looked like an orange brick only to have it recoil in spongy slime, my first visceral lesson that all may not be what it seems. HEADY STROLL: The author on one of his recent walks Of course, that walk, like so many worthy beach strolls, must be timed with a low tide. I learned nes so often squished by human feet and fingers, musas much a little bit later in life, my Pearson Arrow sels bothered by creatures of all orientations. Though sweatshirt fully drenched by sandy saltwater as my not just clingers, tiny crabs scurry with rueful anxiety, cousins and I ambled over the jetty rocks to escape their tiny pinschers an inconsequential defense to the the rising waves. greater forces above. Last week, when I checked the tide while considerNor are beach walks really about pristine landscapes, ing a beach walk, it said 10:09 a.m., which also hap- at least for much of the California coastline, where develpened to be the exact time that it was. I took that as opment dreams have sparked and faded for centuries, a sign and drove up the coast a bit. It was a typically abandoning much infrastructure in their wake. There’s overcast “May gray” morning, which added a misty something romantic to those old forms of trash — why mystery to the experience. I never mind a sunny beach a pier here? What’s that chunk of metal protruding from walk either, especially when ending with a quick dip, the cliff? — but that doesn’t hold true for the more recent additions, like faded Ruffles bags, occasional cigarette but this was a contemplative stroll. The seashore is really one of the most violent places butts, the dreaded Mylar balloons. Do your part by tosson the planet, where endless ocean energy constantly ing those in your bag if you’ve got room. collides with the stubborn land, powering an eternal What about collecting pretty things, like seashells cycle of turmoil and turnover. The smell of death is and beach glass and oddly shaped rocks? Be aware of common — accompanied by a mottle of feathers and where the marine protected zones are, because you’re bird bones here, a lump of oily seal skin there — and not supposed to take from them, but then just choose the animals that do survive in this chaos literally cling wisely and fairly. I’d be lying if I claimed that my family to life while enduring all sorts of harassment: anemo- didn’t glean the seashore from time to time — there’s shell-scapes on the dashboard of our truck, throughout our front and back yards, even in our bedrooms — but I’ve grown more choosy with age. On last week’s walk, I picked up just one tiny shell, whose iridescent shine caught my eyes from afar. There’s a meditative pace to watching beaches alone, but there’s also plenty to be said about doing it with your partner, or your parents, or your kids. My son finding an octopus in a Gaviota tide pool was a bright highlight in the early days of the pandemic, and my daughter imagining mermaids off of Coal Oil Point never gets old. Even my wife still shrieks when spotting dolphins and the occasional whale. Beach walks offer a brand of magic that never wears off, even if the only real rewards are what you manage to n remember.

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I never doubted that things could go sideways out at Point Bennett, but to pass up the chance to witness raw nature in all its glory never entered my mind. After paddling past Castle Rock, I really concentrated, searching for a viable path between slabs of submerged rocks and capping waves. Once inside Adams Cove, I felt at ease, resting atop the canopy of giant bladder kelp. I wrapped my left leg in it to stay in place and enjoyed the raucous, rambunctious northern fur seal pups who I surmised had never seen a kayaker before. Born in June, they were only a few months old. Their youthful exuberance knew no bounds as they playfully approached within a paddle-length of my kayak. A

couple of pups even bumped my boat, followed by big, demonstrative splashes, forcing me to cover my camera. When they strained their necks to have a look at me, they revealed their Yoda-like ears and adorable pushed-in faces. Once a band of pups grew bored with me, another wave of them swam at me with not a care n in the world.

Backpacking cont'd FROM P. 18 as importantly, the elevation gain. That’s what will really get ya, especially as you hump around a 30-pound pack. In order from easiest to hardest, here are three there-and-back trips we recently completed. Sam chose wisely based on their accessibility, beauty, and the slowpoke he was with. (1) Lower Manzana Trail, Coldwater Camp, 5.6 miles; (2) Cold Spring Trail to Forbush Trail, Blue Canyon Camp, 9.8 miles; (3) Upper Manzana Trail, Manzana Narrows Camp, 13.6 miles. There are countless other routes and sites to choose from, every one of them unique and appealing in their own ways. That’s the fun of it.

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Remember, you’re spending 48-72 hours in Santa Barbara County, not trekking for a month across the Himalayas. That means you can afford to bring slightly heavier perishable food and not rely on space-travel, just-add-water fare that tastes like salted plastic. I promise, it’ll make dinner when you’re tired and famished a thousand times more enjoyable. Our last time out, based on what we already had in our respective refrigerators, we made a sausage/couscous/bok choy concoction. A strange combo, maybe, but it tasted great. And as they say, hunger is the best seasoning. En route, we snacked on apples and trail mix and had a lunch of salami and gouda on ciabatta rolls from Trader Joe’s. Way better than Clif Bars.

CONSIDER FIRE AND WATER

Always, always check for fire restrictions. Hot and dry weather will frequently force the Forest Service to ban

open fires, campfires, or charcoal fires in the backcountry. That’s the case right now, actually, as Santa Barbara finds itself in yet another drought and fuel moistures drop. Visit fs.usda.gov for updates. You can still use a small backpacking stove, but you’ll need a permit. Get it at readyforwildfire.org. The other critical element is water. Before you get going, you’ll need to know if there’s water along your route. Contact the nearest Los Padres ranger station for their latest reports. If the rivers and creeks are flowing, invest in a decent water filter and be strategic about when and where you refill so you don’t run out but also so you don’t carry unnecessary extra weight. If they’re not, you’ll have to lug all your hydration in, so plan accordingly.

THE MISCELLANEOUS NECESSITIES As I mentioned earlier, foot care is paramount. Get good boots. Spend a little extra if you need to. And make sure you get the right socks for you. I discovered I’m somewhat delicate in this department and need a double-layered style to prevent blisters. Wrightsock is a good brand. It’s absolutely worth it, because there’s nothing more miserable than hiking in pain. Other essentials, according to Sam, and I have to agree, are: “a pocketknife, a basic first aid kit, a bandana, a headlamp, and a Bic lighter.” Also a hat and sunglasses. Other than that, revel in freeing yourself from the trappings of modern life. n And enjoy yourself out there.

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ate last month, I was the most watched person on the Internet. Over 35 million people spent a minute with me while I did a trick at Harry’s Plaza Café during lunch. The lunch was with two recent UCSB graduates, Jonathan Redrow and Kate Zamudio. We were meeting about the work they’d done with me for a public service program for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office. During lunch, I did something that made them laugh, and they asked if they could begin taping me. Being a natural ham, I obliged by showing them my silverware “trick.” It’s quite simple. First place a napkin on the table. Next, gently place a knife, fork, and spoon onto the napkin. Wrap the three utensils into the napkin and hold it up with two hands. Ask the person across from you to feel the napkin to ascertain that the cutlery is still inside. Next, take the napkin and briskly fling it backward over your head. Finally, show the empty napkin to your amazed guests with a triumphant “ta-da!” (WARNING: It’s always a good idea to check if anyone’s in the booth behind you before you do this trick.) The next evening, Jonathan and Kate placed my tape on both TikTok and Instagram. Within an hour, they called to inform me that we had over 1,000 hits. An hour later, it was up to 5,000, then 10,000, then 70,000, and before I went to bed, we were close to 100,000 hits. The next morning, because I still didn’t know how to log on to the site on my own, I called Jonathan. He breathlessly told me that we now had over one million hits. Within an hour, he called back to say we were at two million, then five, then 10, then 20! I had gone viral. Why this trick had become a sensation is beyond me. Each day, thousands and thousands of posts are put on these sites. That day, mine had become the most watched program on their platforms. Soon friends were calling me. Their kids had seen it. What was I doing? By that afternoon I was officially anointed “TikTok Grandpa.” Comments posted on the site were no help to me in figuring out why it was such a success.

Some people wrote about their justifiable concern of knives flying into unsuspecting patrons behind me. Others wrote that if I were their kid and did this, they’d ground me. Most of the comments, however, were very positive. “Grandpa David is a forking legend!” wrote Paul from Australia. “That guy has balls the size of Watermelons” wrote a young lass from Florida. “This man has single handedly restored my faith in old people.” Said another one: “Now I’m looking forward to getting old.” I’m not much of a social media person. I never go on Facebook, never send chat messages, and wouldn’t know what was “hot” on the net even if it bit me on the ass. Which is exactly what it did. Suddenly I was being contacted by friends and family that I hadn’t spoken to during the entire COVID shutdown. I was famous. Not for 15 minutes, but for as long as I stayed posted.

Over 35 Million People Watched My Magic ‘Trick’ BY DAVID OBST My ex-wife contacted me and reminded me that I would often do the trick in fancy restaurants simply to annoy her. She was right. Many of my friends over the years had, with mixed reactions, seen me perform it at their dinner parties. The most interesting response I got was from my preteen granddaughters. It made absolutely no sense to them. Who was this man that suddenly their friends are watching him? What was I doing in their world? When I finally spoke to them, we were all a bit overwhelmed. They were both a bit scandalized, but also proud of what had happened. Monday I went back to Harry’s to assess the damage. I sat with Dave, the manager, and did the trick for him. After a moment of silence, he smiled and held out his fist for a fist-bump. I could still eat at Harry’s. I then walked over to Gelson’s to pick up some groceries. A bunch of the employees had seen my tape. I was surrounded by admirers who wanted to be with me simply because I had made them and 35 million plus other humans laugh. It was like being a rock star. As I walked back to my car, I decided that this is now what I want to be when I grow up. n

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espite its environmental prestige as the birthplace of Earth Day, Santa Barbara did not have a home composting program, until now. Launched last month, The Better Bucket is the passion project of Farm Cart Organics founders Jason and Katherine Lesh. The food recovery service is the first of its kind locally and aims to prevent organic waste from entering the Tajiguas Landfill. Six weeks into operation, more than 100 people have signed up for the program. Initially offered just in Santa Barbara, Summerland, Montecito, and Carpinteria, Better Bucket is expanding its route to include Goleta, Ventura, and Newbury Park. Anyone within the pickup radius can opt into the curbside service for $27 per month, which covers the transportation and pickup fees. Upon signing up, members receive a five-gallon bucket for their compost, which is collected every Friday and replaced with a new bucket by the program’s team. After collection, the compost is brought back to the Leshs’ farm, where it is sorted by chickens and then mixed with wood chips, horse manure, and water. Once a quarter, members are sent back a bucket of compost along with a dozen eggs from the same chickens that sort the scraps. For Better Bucket’s team, inspiration came from the need to improve the county’s current trash collection system, which results in large amounts of unneeded waste. “Municipally, we are way behind the times,” said Jason. Composting is simple, he said. “We’re talking woodchips and food scraps.” Although the composting process is straightforward, the permits for collection and distribution are anything but. In fact, the regulatory roadblocks put the entire Better Bucket operation at risk. “I expect to be shut down,” Jason said. But that doesn’t discourage him. Should the program be forcefully ended, Jason said, it would force the region to acknowledge the issue and start a much-needed dialogue among residents. “For us, it’s really an example,” he explained. “The purpose is not to make money, but to antagonize and educate the community into doing more.” The couple is also in the process of opening a restaurant, where they will continue their efforts to educate the public on diverting usable materials from the landfill. “Composting is going to be a big part of the restaurant,” Katherine promised. n

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cooking in Paris and then embarked on his North American adventure, save for the time he spent opening the Ritz-Carlton in Dubai from 1998 to 2000. “It was still the beginning of Dubai,” he recalled. “The traffic was not an issue yet.” He spent a number of years at hotels and resorts in Los Angeles, where he also clocked three years as a private chef for the French consulate. Most recently, he ran the Ritz in Rancho Mirage, where he still owns a home and returns frequently to visit his wife. At El Encanto, he’s providing what guests BY MATT KETTMANN expect while increasing attention on wellness cuisine, with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Those were easy enough to add when he relaunched the menu this past February — following two months of pandemic closure to contemplate — since Lopez is proud of using a light hand to flavor dishes delicately. “My cooking style is not the very traditional, heavysauce, French style,” he described. “It’s all about the lightness of the dish, and for all of the senses — it has to look good.” Nor is he into stuffy, explaining, “It has to be elegant, sophisticated, but simple.” For evidence, he ordered me a series of dishes: the classically smoky, poured-tableside chicken tortilla soup, from a 1963 recipe developed at the Hotel BelAir, where Lopez worked for nearly four years; the refreshing glass noodles, with jicama, carrots, scallions, cucumber, bean sprouts, and sesame seeds in a peanutsoy sauce; and the crispy Pacific striped seabass, served atop a parsnip puree with both the horseradish and tzatziki sauce on the side. (I don’t think that the chocolate tacos I ordered for dessert are part of the wellness regime, but they were super fun to eat and relatively healthy, their thin veil of chocolate surrounding moist cake and fresh fruit.) Enhancing each dish were the selections of sommelier Jordan DeVille, who worked almost two years at The Little Nell in Aspen before hitting ONE65 in San Francisco and then coming south to El Encanto in September 2019. He poured me sips of the Val de Mer brut rosé, whose bubbles cut the mellow spice of the soup, and Babcock’s zesty picpoul blanc, which amped up the Asian spice of the noodles. “We’re the only place right now that has it,” said DeVille of that picpoul. For the sea bass, he went white and red, showing me the Kumeu River chardonnay from New Zealand, POUR MAN: Jordan DeVille manages El Encanto’s expansive, and often exclusive, which tasted strikingly of white burgundy and complemented the tzatziki sauce; and then a real red burgundy, wine list.

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workhorse, savvy entrepreneur, laid-back country clubber, and so forth — the resort chef requires a special skill set: able to craft menus for every meal of the day; for venues as varied as swimming pools, highend restaurants, and hotel rooms; for events as unique as a winemaker dinner, as intimate as a first date, and as sprawling as a wedding buffet. When you apply that formula to Santa Barbara, where tourists are just one slice of a successful economic equation, the resort chef must also dance with the desires of locals, whose steady presence is the only way to make the formula function. Chef Bruno Lopez understands this equation better than most. After a career born in and blazed through high-end resorts around the world — from San Francisco to Dubai, Beverly Hills to Half Moon Bay, Toronto to Palm Springs — Lopez took over the kitchen of El Encanto late last year. That meant leaving his longtime association with the massive American resort company Ritz-Carlton to join forces with the smaller, more Euro-focused (but also global) brand Belmond. “I was lucky enough to find this place in November,” Lopez told me as we sat on El Encanto’s iconic deck for lunch, with views from its Riviera setting stretching across town to the Mesa and onward to the Channel Islands. “It’s a little bit like going back to my source.” Despite moving to the United States in 1986 to work at Le Méridien in San Francisco, Lopez retains the French accent of his upbringing, which started in a suburb outside of Paris and then bumped around that country and even to French Guiana as a “military brat.” He studied

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the Maison Champy Pernand-Vergelesses Clos de Bully, whose earthy core matched the horseradish with glee. Good somms usually tell a story, too, so DeVille explained that Louis Pasteur invented pasteurization using wine from Champy, where the winery still showcases some of that old equipment. Like the picpoul, he also believed that El Encanto is the only property to pour that pinot noir in the country. And lest I thought he was popping special bottles for my benefit, DeVille happily announced that all of these wines are available by the glass. In addition to the daily service, DeVille and Lopez collaborate on a series of “Taste of El Encanto” dinners, featuring visiting wineries such as Brewer-Clifton, Daou, and Domaine Chandon, with a Volcán De Mi Tierra tequila “experience” arriving at the end of June and Napa’s Chateau Montelena coming on August 25. On August 3, DeVille will be pairing selections with the dishes of Chef Carolyn Robb, who cooked for the British Royal Family for 13 years. “We get out of our à la carte routine,” said Lopez of these multi-course dinners. “It’s great for the team as well to see a different product, different techniques.” Lopez is also crafting picnic baskets for guests to take on the hotel’s bikes, and he developed a special menu for a sailing package that they offer, featuring oyster, uni, and lobster Cobb salad. He kept that ever-popular Cobb on the main menu and continues to serve the hearty dishes that many require to fulfill their fine-dining dreams, such as roast chicken and tomahawk steak. “We have to have flexibility,” said Lopez of the balance. “It’s a restaurant that’s part of a resort. You can have fun with dishes, but you still need soup, Caesar salad, and burger on the menu. These things you can’t remove.” But you strive to make it the best you can, said Lopez, taking as an example the El Encanto Burger, topped with cheddar from Modesto, bacon onion jam, arugula, saffron oil, and house-pickled vegetables on brioche. “It’s not a traditional burger with a sesame bun,” he said. “You still have fun with it.”

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will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Fans of contemporary opera and vocal music are in for a treat, as Musical America’s 2021 Artist of the Year Beth Morrison will be in residence for four weeks. Morrison and her organization’s executive director, Jecca Barry, will collaborate with the Vocal Institute’s singers and pianists on two special filmed productions, 21c Liederabend, Op. MAW, a celebration of songs by contemporary composers; and Miraflores, a selection of opera scenes as reimagined for the camera by Creative Director James Darrah and conductor William Long. While the orchestral concerts this year may be scaled back slightly in terms of the number of musicians on-stage, the impact of these concerts on the community will not. All tickets for the Saturday, August 7, concert at the Granada featuring conductor Marin Alsop are only $10, and there will be 100 $10 tickets available for each of the other three concerts at the Granada.

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The new x2 Series of chamber music at the Academy’s Hahn Hall pairs fellows with their faculty mentors. While several of these performances will be held in front of live audiences, others will be available digitally as part of the Music Academy Concert Hall Online initiative. The Mosher Guest Artists are always exciting, and this season’s group includes pianist Conrad Tao, who will perform live in Hahn Hall on Tuesday, August 3. The other three Mosher Guest Artists will join the festival through an innovative series of recital premiere screenings. Soprano Sasha Cooke, cellist Steven Isserlis, and multi-instrumentalist/composer Tyshawn Sorey represent a dream team of contemporary music’s most inspiring artists. To learn more about the Music Academy of the West’s 2021 season, and to begin planning your attendance (tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, June 25), visit musicacademy.org. —Charles Donelan

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t’s tempting to call it “the miracle at Miraflores.” After a strikingly effective pivot season in which faculty and fellows beamed in their performances from all over the world, 2021 will forever be remembered as the summer that the Music Academy of the West returned the restorative power of live music to Santa Barbara. Thanks to social distancing, vaccines, and not least to some gloriously good timing, audiences will soon be able to choose among more than 70 classical music events beginning on Monday, June 28, and continuing through Saturday, August 7, with an additional week of online programming extending until Saturday, August 14. Highlights include orchestral concerts at The Granada Theatre featuring outstanding conductors Larry Rachleff, Marin Alsop, and Michael Tilson Thomas, along with a star-studded lineup of guest artists performing and teaching in a variety of capacities. Most of all, we can look forward to welcoming more than 100 brilliant young musicians as fellows and 65 faculty and teaching artists to our community over the course of what promises to be an unforgettable season. Music Academy President and CEO Scott Reed acknowledges not only the undeniable impact of the pandemic but also the inspiration of recent movements for social justice on programming decisions for 2021. The Academy’s Innovation Institute will be opened by keynote speaker Chi-chi Nwanoku, the founder of Chineke!, an orchestra dedicated to championing change and fostering diversity in classical music. The season’s opening night gala, Return to Miraflores, takes place on Saturday, July 10, with performances by Ben Bliss, Jeremy Denk, Conor Hanick, Nino Sanikidze, and the Takács Quartet; violist Richard O’Neill

75TH OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL In an ordinary year, the Ojai Music Festival would be happening right now, but of course 2021 is anything but ordinary. The good news is that the show will go on, September 16-19, with the great American composer John Adams as Music Director. The full schedule for the four days of music making is available now at ojaifestival.org, and there’s a lot to look forward to. In addition to multiple appearances by Adams conducting music by a wide range of contemporary composers, including Esa-Pekka Salonen and Timo Andres, there’s a Saturday evening performance by Rhiannon Giddens and Francisco Turrisi, a Saturday midday piano recital by Víkingur Ólafsson, and appearances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and violinist Miranda Cuckson. This will be one for the ages as two years of pent-up energy is released into the skies above Libbey Bowl. —CD John Adams

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With the grand reopening of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art just two months away, there’s still plenty of reasons to visit the museum now, even before the unveiling of the new galleries. Two smaller exhibitions of American art that are currently on view demonstrate the depth of the museum’s holdings and the talent of the curatorial staff in selecting and displaying the work in ways that are deeply satisfying and thought-provoking. Small-Format American Paintings draws on the museum’s Preston Morton Collection for a stellar group of works each rendered on a canvas less than 15 inches in diameter. What’s striking here, beyond the remarkable variety of genres, is the degree to which major artists express their distinctive genius in a small compass. The edgy, middle-distance stare of the figure in Thomas Eakins’s “Portrait of Master Douty” from 1906 provides a powerful charge of modern energy, and the Frederic Edwin Church sunset landscape once owned by Lockwood de Forest reveals an unexpected kinship between Church’s Hudson River grandeur and de Forest’s Zen-like transcendentalism. The simple title Highlights of American Art does scant justice to the ambitious survey of works from 1900-1950 that currently occupies the Davidson Gallery. SBMA Deputy Director and Chief Curator Eik Kahng has executed a tour de force of arrangement, juxtaposition, and labeling that manages to represent the major creative lineage of American art in this period while simultaneously challenging that narrative with outstanding work by previously neglected or otherwise marginalized figures. The Harlem Renaissance sculptor Richmond Barthé’s “Head of a Boy” makes an indelible impression at the entrance to the show, as do large paintings by Kay Sage and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. In the context of major paintings by Milton Avery, Arthur Dove, Robert Henri, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley, these works initiate a conversation that will leave anyone with an interest in American art wiser and more aware of the richness and complexity of art in the first half of the 20th century. —CD

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny CANCER

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Aries actor Leonard Nimoy became

mega-famous by playing the role of Spock, an alien from the planet Vulcan in the Star Trek franchise. He always enjoyed the role, but in 1975, he wrote an autobiography called I Am Not Spock. In it, he clarified how different he was from the character he performed. In 1995, Nimoy published a follow-up autobiography, I Am Spock, in which he described the ways he was similar to the fictional alien. In the spirit of Nimoy’s expansive self-definition, Aries, and in accordance with current astrological potentials, I invite you to make it clear to people exactly who you are and who you aren’t.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): The poet Rumi declared, “A lover has four streams inside, of water, wine, honey, and milk.” With that in mind, Taurus, I will recommend that you seek a boost in the honey department. Your passions and feelings have been flowing along fairly well, but lately they’ve lacked some sweetness. As a result, you’re not receiving as much of the sweetness you need from the world around you. So your assignment is to intensify the honey stream within you! Remember the principle “Like attracts like.”

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I’m glad you’re not on the planet Sat-

urn right now. The winds there can blow at 1,000 miles per hour. But I would like you to feel a brisk breeze as you wander around in nature here on Earth. Why? Because according to my interpretation of the current astrological omens, winds will have a cleansing effect on you. They will clear your mind of irrelevant worries and trivial concerns. They’ll elevate your thoughts as well as your feelings. Do you know the origin of the English word “inspire”? It’s from the Latin word inspirare, meaning “blow into, breathed upon by spirit.” Its figurative meaning is “to inspire, excite, inflame.” The related Latin word spiritus refers to “a breathing of the wind” and “breath of a god” — hence “inspiration; breath of life.”

(June 21-July 22): Cancerian author Franz Kafka put

his characters into surreal dilemmas. In his novella The Metamorphosis, for example, the hero wakes up one day to find he has transformed into a giant insect. Despite his feral imagination, however, Kafka had a pragmatic relationship with consumerism. “I do not read advertisements,” he said. “I would spend all of my time wanting things.” In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to adopt his earthy attitude for the next two weeks. Take a break from wanting things, period. Experiment with feeling free of all the yearnings that constantly demand your attention. Please note: This break in the action won’t be forever. It’s just a vacation. When you return to wanting things, your priorities will have been realigned and healed, and you’ll feel refreshed.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Author Umberto Eco declared that

beauty is boring because it “must always follow certain rules.” A beautiful nose has to be just the right shape and size, he said, while an “ugly nose” can be ugly in a million different unpredictable ways. I find his definition narrow and boring and prefer that of philosopher Francis Bacon, who wrote, “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” Poet Charles Baudelaire agreed, saying, “That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal: from which it follows that irregularity — that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment — is an essential part and characteristic of beauty.” Then there’s the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which reveres beauty that’s imperfect, transitory, and incomplete. Beginning now, and for the rest of 2021, Leo, I encourage you to ignore Eco’s dull beauty and cultivate your relationship with the more interesting kind.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One of the more evocative passages

in J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Return of the King is about the warrior Éowyn. It says, “Then the heart of Éowyn

changed, or else at last she understood it. And suddenly her winter passed, and the sun shone on her.” I’m predicting a comparable transformation for you in the near future, Virgo. There’ll be some fundamental shift in the way your heart comprehends life. When that happens, you will clearly fathom some secrets about your heart that have previously been vague or inaccessible. And then the sun will shine upon you with extra brilliance.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran actor and author Carrie Fisher had more than the average number of inner demons. Yet she accomplished a lot, and she was nominated for and won many professional awards. Here’s the advice she gave: “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident.” I hope you’ll employ that strategy in the coming weeks, dear Libra. The time is favorable for you to work hard on your number-one goal no matter what your emotions might be at any particular moment.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio author Fyodor Dostoevsky

(1821-1881) had a gambling addiction for many years. At one point, he lost so much money betting on roulette that he had to take drastic measures. He wrote a novella in record time — just 16 days — so as to raise money to pay his debt. The story was titled The Gambler. Its hero was a not-very-successful gambler. Is there a comparable antidote in your future, Scorpio? A gambit that somehow makes use of the problem to generate the cure? I suspect there is.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In her poem “Escape,” Michelle Tudor

addresses a lover: “Inside of you: a dream raging to be set free.” She implies that she would like to be a collaborator who provides assistance and inspiration in liberating her companion’s dream. The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to make a similar offer to an ally you care for — and to ask that ally to do the same for you. And by the way: What is the dream inside

WEEK OF JUNE 10 you that’s raging to be set free? And what’s the dream inside your comrade?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Author Martha Beck has helpful

counsel for you to keep returning to during the coming weeks. “It isn’t necessary to know exactly how your ideal life will look,” she writes. “You only have to know what feels better and what feels worse. Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than on how you think an ideal life should look. It’s the process of feeling our way toward happiness, not the realization of the Platonic ideal, that creates our best lives.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian author James Dickey cel-

ebrated “the holy secret of flowing.” But he added, “You must be made for it.” In other words, he implied that the secret of flowing is a luxury only some of us have access to. And because we “must be made for it,” he seemed to suggest that being in possession of the secret of flowing is due to luck or genetics or privilege. But I reject that theory. I think anyone can tap into the secret of flowing if they have the desire and intention to do so. Like you! Right now! You’re primed to cultivate a robust relationship with the holy flow.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Why do humans enjoy much longer

lifespans than other higher primates? Here’s one reason: grandmothers. Anthropologists propose that earlier in our evolution, families with elder females especially thrived. The grandmothers helped care for children, ensuring greater health for everyone as well as a higher rate of reproduction than grandmother-less broods. Their longevity genes got passed on, creating more grandmothers. Lucky! Having older women around while growing up has been key to the success of many of us. In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to celebrate and honor the role your own grandmothers and female elders have played in your life. And if you’re a grandmother, celebrate and honor yourself!

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Petitioner: Jonathan D. Wideman 485 Alisal Rd. Suite 232 Solvang, CA 93463; (805) 766‑1766 Published June 10, 17, 24 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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

ORDINANCE NO. 21AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 9.01 TO TITLE 9 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE REGULATING TEMPORARY EVENTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND AMENDING CHAPTER 12.07 OF TITLE 12 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE REGULATING PARADES, ASSEMBLY, AND SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY On June 15, 2021, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) will consider the second reading and possible adoption of a proposed ordinance that would add a chapter to Title 9 of the Goleta Municipal Code on temporary events and update the City’s regulations in Title 12 of the Goleta Municipal Code on parades, assemblies and special events on public property.

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. 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) 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: 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: 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: IN 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. 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: 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

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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: 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: 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: 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. 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,


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E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001676. Jun 10, 17, 24.July 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COASTAL MOBILE VETERINARY at 412 N Ontare Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Coastal Mobile Veterinary, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Alexa McKenna 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. E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0001465. Jun 10, 17, 24.July 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: ACACIA COUNSELING AND WELLNESS at 281 Magnilia Avenue, Suite 300 Goleta, CA 93117; Acacia Psychological Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Jessica Rodriguez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001655. Jun 10, 17, 24.July 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: MARINA CROUSE WRITES at 537 Hodges Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Marina K Crouse (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Marina Crouse County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 2, 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: 2021‑0001641. Jun 10, 17, 24.July 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MATTHEW DARLING JEWELRY at 1223 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Matthew Darling (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Matthew Darling 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. E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0001459. Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LEAVES OF CHANGE at 154 KINGSTON AVE #B GOLETA, CA 93117; Sandy Doughty (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed:Sandy Doughty 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: 2021‑0001490. Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CANFIELD TRAINING GROUP at 929 VIA FRUTERIA Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Self‑Esteem Seminars, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: Donna Bailey County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 01, 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: 2021‑0001633. Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOLISTIC CREATIVES at 2370 Shelby Street Summerland, CA 93067; Sarah N Abrams (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Sarah Abrams 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: 2021‑0001488. Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: WUNJO FIBER ARTS at 2451 Las Canoas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 931015; Angela V Holland (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Angela Holland County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 04, 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: 2021‑0001670. Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1 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): 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JACLYN FRANCES BLUESTEIN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV01993 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JACLYN FRANCES BLUESTEIN TO: JACLYN FRANCES BLUE 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 July 20, 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 June 2, 2021. by

Thomas P. Anderle. Superior. of the Superior Court. Published. June 10, 17, 24. July 1 2021.

at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. June 24, 2021 at 3:30 PM

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Julian Hayes Personal, clothes, shoes, bed, sports equipment. Timothy Ledune Household goods, boxes. Daniel Fletcher Household items, personal items.

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 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 EXTRA SPACE Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below

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

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. Published June 10, 2021

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

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 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.

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: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org; 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 cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.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 cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/ government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish: June 3, 2021 Publish: June 10, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

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